The Legacy

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Muhammad Alshareef

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How you doing?

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All right

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here we just like just stand up. It seems like you guys been sitting for very long. Just stand up to stretch your legs and

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just breathe.

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So when you're ready, you can have a seat.

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So when you're ready you can have a seat

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah, he was talking to you Manuela. I'm bad.

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At the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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the companions, many of them were tortured in Mecca. And so the prophets that allamani sent him, gave them permission to do hijra to Abyssinia Habesha,

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so when they went to habit share the profits that a lot instead I'm told them to go there, because there was a king, let them or in the hood, as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, well, who saw the former stoop that nobody is treated unjustly there. So when the companions that are the alarm went there, as you know, they went through trials of the loss had come to try to extradite them back to Mecca. But in the joshy, who was the king there insisted that they will be treated justly. And in the end of all those trials, even though they tried to tell him, you know, ask the Muslims what they say about Jesus, or they said, um, and even though you know, and adjust sheep

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before there was Christian, what Joshua, the Lahontan had said to him, contradicted what they knew of Jesus being God and so on yet and the judge, she believed in it, he was crying, and he said, Go and I'll never turn you over to anyone. Now this story, it's interesting, because

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we're talking today about leaving a legacy, leaving a legacy. And I begin with the story of an A joshy because he left a legacy of justice left, a legacy of justice.

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And anybody from Habesha, one of our loverme instructors, Dr. Abdullah Hakim quick, you may be familiar with Dr. Abdullah he's doing a lecture coming up soon inshallah tada about the history of how Islam spread through Africa through andalas and into America. And he began one of his speeches about an ingestion and he showed a picture that he had taken oven, the Japanese grave, this story of indigestion is so dear to me. Because in the joshy, when he passed away akima hola

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gibreel alayhis salaam is the one who came to the province that a lot is sent him to tell him about the death of indigestion gibril alesina

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and so on the prophets that a lot of cinema heard this, he said to the companions, a beautiful statement, just a beautiful statement. And I wish that you know, this would be a statement that would be wrong. You know, every one of you would hear this statement, the angels would say it when you pass away. mesothelioma Roger, I'm sorry.

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Today, a righteous man has died. That's what the prophet said a lot is that I'm said about in the gesture. The Companions of the allowance are on home, they stood up and they prayed a lot of janazah in Medina, even though the body of indigestion was not there, Rahim Allah.

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When we're talking about legacy, basically the word legacy you'll find it used when it comes to inheritance, right? So first of all, say, someone passed away, they'll say, What was his legacy? Ie, what did he leave behind? or What did she leave behind? What was their legacy in terms of inheritance, you're talking about money that's left behind estates, you know, maybe some properties that the person owned and so on. But now when we're talking about legacy in the Islamic definition, of course, that's part of it. The inheritance and LSR explains that, but what we're talking about is something handed down from the past to future generations, right? That's what we're talking about a

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legacy. Allah subhana wa tada tells us in the Koran, that when he was going to create Adam and the children of Adam, Allah Subhana

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data set to the angels in the journey, fill out the halifa I'm placing on the earth, a halifa. Now, I'm sure you know, you may have heard this air being

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recited before in the Journal of the Khalifa. But this has specifically been on my mind for many, many months. And from an angle that you probably would never imagine. And that is the, basically the animal kingdom angle, Allah subhanaw taala says, in the jar, don't fill out the halifa I'm placing on the earth a halifa, ie, a creation that comes one after the other, ie a creation that procreates and a creation that continues. Okay. And even when you when you hear about evolutionary, you know, people say evolution, blah, blah, blah, all that junk and whatnot. When they say those things,

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they're kind of like saying that, you know,

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something evolved, yet those who have refuted the evolution theory have said that a human being cannot evolve, because there are certain stages, that if you know, from the very first time, for example, a woman giving birth to a child, if a woman wasn't created from the very beginning to be able to give birth, she would die, the child would die, there would be no continue. There's no time for evolution, they would both die. So it's like, you know, forget that Allah subhanaw taala created the human being, and programmed the human being with everything that they need to continue life. Okay, your programs, for example, if I said who wants to get married, and all these brothers and

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sisters raising their hand, who wants to get married, by the way? Okay. All right, Allah subhanaw taala put that desire in your heart, you cannot shut that off. If someone says I'm not going to get married, I'm just going to live by myself in a one bedroom apartment till I die, you can do that. Your body will not let you that's like the, the Canadian geese say you know what, let's not let's not go south this year, let's just stay in bam.

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That's like the salmon say let's not, you know, you know, go up, you can shut it off. And when you actually start to think about all the different programs that are built into you, you'd be so amazed. I'll tell you one thing that's so amazing that Allah subhanaw taala programmed in us human beings, Muslim and non Muslim. And that is the desire to contribute the desire to give to others, it is built into us if you ever go to McDonald's, right? And buy their salad or something. If you go to McDonald's, they have these signs on the wall that say Ronald McDonald House, if you go to Tim Hortons, they have you know, timbits hockey, you and you go from company to company, why do they do

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that?

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of the top reasons that they do it is employee retention. Because they know that the human being does not want to do a job if they feel that they're not contributing to the society. At some point, somebody's going to realize, you know what, I'm just flipping burgers here. But then they see the Ronald McDonald House and everything's okay after that. All right. Human beings want to human beings want to contribute, they want to leave a legacy. So even if you're talking to non Muslims, and you ask them, what kind of job do you want to say, Well, I want to benefit people, I want to help people so on and so forth. This desire to want to contribute is built into you. Here's something another

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amazing thing that Allah subhanaw taala put into us.

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Depression. It's so amazing, and pain. Pain is there's like this author wrote a book. And the title of the book is called the gift of fear.

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And I would say the gift of pain, pain is so amazing, because when you're doing something wrong, something that goes against your creation goes against the halo of you know, of procreation moving forward, an alarm clock goes off inside of you, your program like it, you cannot shut it off, the pain just starts to turn on, you know, like it starts getting more and more and more. The older you get, as they call it, the biological clock, if you ever heard that statement, if the pain intensifies, if a person is in their 20s, they're getting late 20s the pain intensifies. They hit 30 pain intensifies. They're not married, they don't have children, pain starts going harder and

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harder. And the same thing with contribution. I was once giving

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a Juma prayer. And at this Juma prayer, it was in a place that I have issues with the city. I'm not gonna mention the city but I have issues with it. One of the reasons that I have issues with it

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Because there's a lot of Muslims there, you're talking about Jim Ross de la 1000 people come for gemasolar

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after Jamal Salah in the evening, if there is an event, maybe two people show up from 1000 people, it makes me so sad and kind of angry too. And I would say that what are you doing this evening? That is more important than being serious about your deen vote learning your deen passing on what's more important than that? I'd say if you're distracted by the dunya now, and you're not paying attention, then either you take heed, or you're going to be let it's almost like being killed with a butter knife, the pain is going to come on you. And it's not necessarily going to come on you when you're in your 20s, maybe not even your 30s. But you're going to get older and the pain is going to

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intensify your desire to want to contribute. It's almost like a person is you know, there's an airplane, a flight that the person has to go on.

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And maybe this flight is you know, it's their death, they're going to die at some point. But they keep procrastinating, you know, oh, you know, I still have five more minutes to board and you hear the statement final call, you know, will offload your luggage if you don't, you know, come before this. But the person keeps delaying, delaying delaying maybe in the final moments, they'll say I want to leave a legacy Now, let me donate my money on my deathbed or something like that. But that's not the same as a person who's lived their life preparing to die. In other words, you want to live your entire life being ready at all times to die, you're not saying that when I become 65. And I

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have no more need for my money, that's when I'm going to give for the sake of Allah. No, it's when you're young. And you have you know your hearts into you. You care about the money, you care about all the stabilities. But even at that time, you still have spent that time building a legacy. inshallah, I want to give you a tip right here, just a tip, you want to decide what this legacy that you want to leave, you want to decide very early or as soon as you can, what's the legacy that you want to leave, so that your life can be a continuous investment into this legacy? Ie you don't want to come at your deathbed and try to leave a legacy. Things don't get established like that. They

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don't get established, things get established with constant consistent effort. So if for example, let's suppose you have handicapped

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boys and girls here in Calgary, for example. And someone says, You know what, I want to create a program where, you know, like Islamic events like this, there could be you know, sign language translation, and all events. This is my dour project, he say, and I'm always going to provide for that. Do you think there are people who are you know, desk in the community that would like to attend events like this? Of course there are we just, someone hasn't thought about that. And then someone starts building a legacy like that, you know what I'm going to start I'm going to establish it, I'm going to pass this on build an amazing system, pass it on from city to city, I've noticed

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another thing that Muslims do in legacy building, is they're not very creative. So what they do is they basically look at somebody who's already doing something, and then they say, hey, let's do that is kind of like the dumbest things to do.

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Because if somebody is already doing it, it means that it's already being done. There's like 1000 things, you can do 1000 things that you need, yet someone just looks in shortsightedness at something that's already being done, and they're like, let's do it. So for example, I have no examples. I'm just hypothetically, say, hypothetically, let's suppose you have a community newspaper, and someone says, Wow, that's beneficial. I'm going to start my own community newspaper.

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Okay, but maybe you could think of something else that will complement the newspaper, why not start a community magazine? Why not start a community Yellow Pages, for example, someone's already doing the newspaper, let's move on to something else, and so on. So if you had everybody in the community focus, this person's legacy is this that person's legacy is that and everybody keeps focusing on these different legacies, your community will start thriving and building like that, right? Each person focused on a different angle.

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I know I'm being I want to give you because people are asking about my experiences.

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You'll see that our community a handler, we're good at mustard building. We're good at mustard building, which is where of course we need messages. But sometimes, for example, media. Let's look at media. One of the most beautiful examples that I've seen a media is in the United Kingdom. There's a satellite TV station there called lamb channel, and I'm sure you're probably familiar as well with PS TV, with doctors Dr. NAICS. Satellite, that's media. That's a whole different angle. If you take

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A general volunteer group from the masjid and give them a satellite TV station, what will happen?

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The TV station will collapse.

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It's just not the same thing. It's different skills. It's a different mentality. It's you're playing at a different level, it's just something completely different. In other words, sure the community is good in one or two aspects, schools messages, and that's great. And of course we need it. But we have so many people in the community that you just whatever you love to do build a legacy on that. So for all those creative brothers and sisters, those who like to do graphic design, those who like to create screenplays, those who like you know what, get into the media. And let's start seeing a network maybe even a media network for Muslims across all of Canada across the US so that when you

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want to find out if Ramadan starts tomorrow or not, you turn on your television set. You want to find out when's the event for you know, you have access through your TV so in the UK when I'm doing a Friday Hanukkah, I do it on television, how many people attend that Friday? halaqa?

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Maybe about 50,000

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right 50,000 people and I'm just that's just a small estimate. And they're in their in the comfort of their home whole families, their mother, father, the kids and they're watching you know, maybe question answer. And that Sam channel, if you look at pstv, you're talking about in the millions of people that do that. In other words, there's more out there that we need to focus on.

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In the past.

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You'd see men in the past remember yesterday we talking about men and so on men strived in the past to

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to contribute to their community and humanity. In other words, in the past, you'd have so many men and women focused on getting Nobel prizes. Everybody wants to leave a legacy. Let's go back all the way to the time of the prophets that a lot is said I'm going to have Fabiola Horton who said that there was not anyone amongst the companions who had the ability to leave a legacy IE a walk an endowment, something that would continue to be for the Muslims after said anybody that had the ability did it. So amongst the Muslims, it wasn't one person who left an endowment. an endowment for those who don't know is basically if you build a water fountain and you say this water fountain I'm

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not taking any money for it. Anybody that comes along can take water for free. That's an example of a wealth building a well building a message is a wealth things like that their endowment, so amongst the companions, every one of them who had the ability to do it, did it and even if you go to Medina if you go to Medina, how many people have

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I was gonna tell you about restaurants in Medina, but

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I'll bake Are you guys familiar with a big? Yeah. Okay. l bacon Medina, that building is a walk building from the time of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, if you if you go to Medina and everybody knows about a big that's like kind of like the KFC of, of Saudi Arabia

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and does better than caves.

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That building was a walk at the time of the profits of the license till today. It's still established as the money that comes from that huge high rise is going to be to learn the money that's in other words, it's not just financial donations, but people are saying you know what, this this Hyatt Regency Hotel is for the sake of Allah subhana wa tada l the income that comes in after the expenses goes, for example, to the Moroccan immigrants. in Calgary, for example. The reason I said Moroccan immigrants is because from a Muslim from from Morocco, in Medina, they actually have many looks like that. Anybody that had done Hydra to Medina, from Morocco, Algeria, there's actually

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charity foundations just for them. People had established businesses in Medina just to take care of the image their own immigrants. Same thing with Pakistan, Pakistan house in Medina.

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Anyways,

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so what are people focused on these days? The men, what do they focus on? Who are they trying to impress these days? For a lot of men, maybe not Muslim men, hopefully it's not, but for a lot of men is just trying to impress some girl.

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So some guy goes on, you know, on the internet, and he's like, look at my muscles. Look how much money I have. And a girl is impressed and you're like, this is their legs.

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In the past, interestingly, you'd have men of high noble character and honor that would set the standards for the community, who's setting the standards for the community.

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These days, nobody, it's kind of like the standard is that nobody should set standards should be like, try setting standards and like, you know, just keep quiet. respect people's differences and stuff like that. But in the past, you'd have men, there was a boy I, once you he was like acting up, I was in one Muslim country. And then a Muslim man said to me, he said, in my country, if a boy like this is, is acting foolish, everybody will beat him in the street. Doesn't matter who his parents are. Every single person will beat him that this isn't the way that you act. All the men would treat this boy, it's like these days, nobody can touch a kid like that. Nobody can, can, can raise it, I'm

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sure there's a bunch of countries around the world where it's still like that the whole village is educating the children. Maybe there's not too many countries like that. But that's the way it was in the past these days. The men are not setting the standards for themselves, no more for others.

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So what are the benefits of leaving a legacy? Number one

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is that already, you're ingrained to want to leave a legacy, Allah subhanaw taala already put it into you. So even if you if you thought to yourself, I don't even know why I'm doing this, you would still want to leave a legacy. They give you a very simple example of this. People want to leave their mark.

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So if you ever see what cement What do you want to do?

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You naturally want to press your hand into it. This is like don't touch but you want to do it. Why? Because you're like maybe one day we'll come back and I will see that. I have left a handprint here, my footprints, there a better place to leave your footprints.

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But that's, you know, human beings. That's what they want to do. But having said that,

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the province that Alon was sent him said Adela halaal hijikata it that the person who shows him guides to hire is like the one who does it yesterday I was telling you about how if you taught people about Hajj, for example, everybody's going for Hajj, you would get you know, their award of their hides without taking away anything from them. But that's not only in knowledge, it can also be in South Africa and so on. So the prophets that alarm as Adam said, either Mantegna, Adam, if the son of Adam is when the son of Adam dies in Qatar, amaru element for us, that his actions are cut off except from three things. So here you see that there are three ways to build a legacy. Three

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ways to build a legacy sadaqa jariya, a continuous sadaqa

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or alimony on top of a knowledge that benefits people after the person dies. Well, what are on solid when you're the ruler and a righteous child that makes draw for this person. So in other words, leaving a legacy will allow you to live after you die. leaving a legacy will allow you It's as if you're still on Earth, still doing good deeds, in fact, actually is one of the one of the great benefits of leaving a legacy is you're not getting any sins. You know, sometimes you do good deeds, but while we're here on Earth, we're doing bad deeds as well. It's messing up the good deeds. But maybe if you leave that set up,

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and then you die, then inshallah tada in your grave, you'll be like, you're still racking up the points.

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Like that, Oh,

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okay.

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Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran about other generations. Now notice, there's also a warning here, and that is, it is possible to leave behind, leave a legacy of sin, leave a legacy of sin. In other words, if a person introduces a sin, and they die, they'll still get punished for that. The fact that they had taught other people how to do these things, such as the sons of Adam, that you know, one killed the other. And so till the Day of Judgment, every single person who murders the son of that son of Adam will get the Islam will get the sin for doing that, till the Day of Judgment, every single person who murders first and comes into a community, maybe there's some bad language

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that the community doesn't know somebody comes from another city says in my community, this is how we use swear words, and they're like, Oh, that sounds fun. And then all of them start to swear like that. So the first book is, these are like examples of leaving bad legacies. Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran, so as far as I mean, dodging him Khalid foolery Sunil kita ku

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Arjuna una una

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Allah subhanaw taala says after them, an evil generation succeeded them like so they came after they inherited the book. So in other words, the book was inherited and was passed down to them.

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But they choose for themselves they chose instead the vanities of this world IE they left their Deen. They chose the depth of vanities of this world. Why are pollun and Allah subhanaw taala condemns them for making this statement. Why are colonna so your falana and they say, oh, we're gonna be forgiven anyway.

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We'll all be forgiven. We're all going to paradise.

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What nation is that?

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Now notice that is very similar to what we're dealing with now. The Quran is revealed as less than in other words, a person a Muslim doesn't go around committing sin abandoning the book of Allah Spano Tata and just whenever somebody tells them it's up in love fear Allah do the good deeds. They're like you know what? were promised paradise.

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That was how all lessons are condemned the people of the past that that's how they spoke. But yet this D needs action. The need need person needs to take the keytab the book, Bill Chua take you with strength and do what Allah subhanaw taala commanded in the book, Allah subhanaw taala says another verse for her Latham, embody him her phone, our borrows agarose wala obos

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Allah subhana wa tada says, but after them, they're followed up posterity, meaning a generation who Mr. prayers. So this generation, basically when it came to Sabah abasolo, they left it the succeeding generations, abandon their Salah, whatever sherawat. And they followed in stand and they and ran after their lusts, for self, Elko, Nevada, they will face destruction.

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So here are some things that people aim for in the dunya in the dunya, that will not leave a legacy for them. Number one, is money.

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We have a lot of focus on wealth building, which is fine, I'm cool with that. But it's not the goal in of itself. So for person, basically, if they've lived their life trying to sign up their wallet, fatten up their wallet, sign up, and then they die. Is that a legacy?

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You know, they made money in the gym, there's some noble thing that has to be done with that money, some noble profession that the person is doing from which this money is coming from. That's where the legacy comes from. But just because someone's bank account got to a certain level, that's not a legacy to aim for. Another thing that people aim for, and it's just human nature is having a nice car. Is that a legacy?

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You know, something amazing, every, like dusty, stinky car that's out on the street, I look at it, and I and I take I brought, I take a lesson, I said that there was a day when this was the best car on the road. However long ago, it was 15 years ago, 20 years ago, there was a day when somebody drove this on the road and had some self esteem.

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Right? They were proud, they were happy with this car yet. This is the dunya. And so in other words, the legacy is not in the cars. The legacy is not in the career, either. So if you worked as an accountant, who cares?

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Is that the legacy? Or is the legacy knowledge or some beneficial thing that's passed on to future generations? So someone is an accountant. And then they go to the masjid, for example, they go to all these organizations, and they say, we will organize the finances. So forever, all these Islamic organizations will have amazing, you know, bookkeeping. That's the legacy. Right? Not necessarily just the career, but what a person does with it. A lot of people focus their time on entertainment. Now, if you watch the Superbowl, for example, is that a legacy? Have you left something behind?

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No.

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Okay, another thing that

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a legacy as well. Just seeking knowledge for yourself is not necessarily a legacy. Now, of course, we want to seek knowledge, but a legacy is when you take it to the next step of implementation. So you have the that knowledge that you've sought, and then you start teaching it and implementing it. That's where the legacy is gonna come from inshallah Tonto.

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Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran, about certain people, the man that gets on a mastana

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Allah subhanaw taala says when these people die certain people that the heavens in the earth, they don't cry for their death. And the scholars say that we learned from this, that when the righteous believer dies, that the heavens in the earth they do cry at the departure of this man or woman

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Believing brother and sister who spent their life leaving a legacy. The fact that they were alive was cleared for the oma fair for the community. And that's the position that you want to be in this, you want to be worth 10 people, you want to be a person who's always focused on leaving a legacy, leaving those footprints inshallah tada in the story of use about a cinema giving a beautiful example of this. Yusuf Ali Sam was harmed by his brothers, they tried to kill him, they tried to place him in the well and so on. And after all those years, you're coming towards the end of students use of and use the file as soon as there's they're telling usif to you know, be just and be

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you know, kind. Allah subhanaw taala loves the kind people. They're telling this to use it.

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And then and then use the valleys Sam says, Carla halaal him to Nepal can be used for akihiro anthem j alone.

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And then they say back call in Nicola and to use of such a beautiful story.

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They said, you use their brother that they tried to kill the brother that being they've been crying for all these years. And this is like a family reunion. Carla and I used for her the coffee. And then they asked for forgiveness from Yusef after all these years of harming him. And then he says letter three Barney chameleon. What a beautiful legacy.

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He says there's no harm upon you. There's no sin, you have to get along with a legacy of forgiveness. After all that harm. Do you know what the prophets of Allah de Sena did when he entered Mecca?

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He did the exact same thing.

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Legacy of Yusuf Ali's legacy of the prophets of Allah and for the believers, you see so many instances and give you an example of this.

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You'll see so many stories where somebody says something to the prophets that have licensed something harmful or moral the alarm who comes says Yasser Allah give me permission to kill this one after. Right? You're familiar with it you normally you laugh when armor says I'll kill him. He's not joking.

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And what is the Prophet said a lot of them say, each time

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he says no drama, so that it will not be said that Mohammed kills his companions, they will not be said that Mohammed kills his followers. And so you will never see the legacy of the Muslims that Muslims killed, you know, other Muslims. Even if they were not even probably, you know, they they're gonna affect on the pits of hellfire. Muslims didn't kill Muslims. It's not an Islamic legacy like that. And so all at all times, keeping what is the legacy that I'm leaving for my family leaving for the community leaving for my hereafter?

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As a person said that the legacy of Heroes is the inheritance of a great example.

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Right, so here's some quick points on what you need to do to leave a legacy. First and foremost, you need to make the intention. Now we

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all live made the intention, what's the reward, if you make an intention, you get the reward as if you've actually done that good deed. So then what's stopping you from making great intentions every single day? Have great intentions at all times. I was at a message one time and even like right here, like with this entire audience, what if all of us right now made a great intention? Go ahead, right in your mind look up like 10 seconds to make a great intention. And outstanding intention, what would a great intention, but

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I'll make the offer, if you say

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Okay, so then when you start asking one person says my intention was I want to build a hospital in Calgary, somebody says, I wish to, you know, create a satellite for the Muslims in, in all of North America, third person says, I wish to you know, all the hungry children, Canada, I wish to personally feed them every single day and so on. So now imagine if everybody here did this intention, you'll get the reward of your intention. And if you follow up on it, and actually do it, you get 10 times the reward. So now if the community that shows you optimism and positive thinking of the community, so instead of the community going around, complaining about situations, they

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should be focused on me yet, making great intentions and on top of that, making it to Allah subhana wa Tada, which brings you to the second part, after you've made the NEA then you raise your hands to Allah subhanaw taala and you say, Oh Allah, I have no strength of my own except your strength, that how La quwata illa Allah give me the tools that I need to fulfill this, give me the motivation that I need to fulfill this. Give me everything that I need by your father, and give me the helpers that will help me move forward this legacy. So

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Allah subhanaw taala created humans with strengths and weaknesses. We're not one man shows.

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Nobody can just do a huge legacy by themselves. Allah subhanaw taala made it that you become successful when you work in jamara. When you work in Jamal, dislike a boat on the water, when you work in Jamaica and you work in harmony, that's the wind for your sails. That will take you far, once the gemera wants, the congregation starts to disintegrate. It's as if that boat has lost its wind. So maybe the boat is there, but it's not going anywhere. And that's the analogy that Allah subhanaw taala gives the believers that when they're fighting, that they should fight and not differ with one another, but have a vehicle that your wind will go away. All right, so you made the

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intention. And you start learning how to work in Jamaica to build this legacy.

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Another thing that I've noticed with legacy building, and and this is something very important is a lot of times people have this generalization that they want to be the best. They want to be that the best, there is a fundamental mistake with that.

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being the best requires that others are below you and have failed.

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Right? So if you want to be the best mother, and you see another mother that's doing excellent teaching, and doing a better job than you, you're like, I wish you wouldn't do so good. Because I'm not the best. So I'm going to tell you something very important. And that is don't strive to be the best. Strive to be among the best strike, it's a very critical difference. Strive to be amongst the best in the companionship of the best, not the best to be in the companionship of the best to be amongst the best and to do your best. Not necessarily that you see someone doing something, and you say I cannot be happy until I've beaten this person. Instead you say to yourself, have I done

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everything that I'm capable of doing? Have I done my best and consistently focus on that inshallah? Tada?

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Here's the lesson as well for the mothers. A lot of times mothers when they're raising their children, sometimes they feel sad, that Oh, you know what, you know, here's, you know, the men, they're building messages. They're doing stuff. What about me, I'm stuck with these kids. They're crying, whining, you know, stuff like that, I need to build a legacy. Now here in the Hadith, the prophet said a lot, a student said, Well, well, I don't saw the one year the ruler. In other words, your children are your legacy, righteous children that a mother or father have raised, those will be the legacy as well. So mother doesn't necessarily have to focus on you know, teaching 1000 kids, she

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can focus on teaching her children to be the best. Now, here's a critical lesson. For the mothers, a lot of times, it's the mothers teaching their kids. And the fathers usually they're not really involved in the education of the kids. So usually the mothers. That being said, I agree, I accept that a mother does her best, I accept that the mother does her best. The problem is that sometimes her standards for herself are low,

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sometimes, so she'll do her best, but for the kids, that's not good enough. In other words, this is my advice to the mothers and inshallah Tada, the fathers as well, is that you need to raise your standards. You yourself need to raise your standards, because you are going to give your child the best. But if you're not organized, if the house isn't you know, it's it's messy, it's untidy, the child sees that things are in disarray. Yeah, you might give your best you teach your children, a few dogs and stuff like that. I see kids, they're like eight years old, nine years old parents, like my child knows the doll for going to the bathroom. I'm like, congratulations. You can learn that

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when you're two years old.

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Does that sound mean?

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Yes.

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You can learn those things so young. This child just lost like maybe five years. And this is just not right that the child loses their childhood like that. And no shouldn't be proud. Just one dog, two dogs. That's great, but they can at age eight is you've been reading memorizing Koran. You can even be finished the Quran. It's about raising standards, mother raises her standard and the child's standard will be raised. There is a father in our Islamic school. He had like three of his kids memorize the Quran. And he just started practicing a few years before this father. I was like I was trying to get his secrets. What did he do that he's so many of his kids have memorized the Quran.

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Here's one of the most amazing things

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I learned from him when he drops his kids off at the put on school after school like an after school or on school. What do you think he does? He parks the car and he goes to class with his kids. He wants to learn as well. So the kids of course, they're memorizing way faster than their Father and the Father is not even done. But the Father loves the Koran. And he's in the Quran class. And he's teaching Quran to he's learning Quran himself, and he's in competition with his sons and daughters, three of them memorize the Quran and Mashallah, he has many children and inshallah Tada, the other ones memorize the Quran as well.

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If I've offended you

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Alright, let's let's wrap it up inshallah Tada.

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So many times, you know, yesterday, I talked about the boys and I didn't really talk about the girls too much. And you could just got a glimpse of the women's thing. What if Allah subhanaw taala blesses you with a girl. A lot of times in many cultures, when people are blessed with girl, they're like, sharks, no more legacy here. And

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Allah Subhana data tells us and this is in many cultures, by the way, maybe not all of our culture, but go overseas and you'll see this culture that people just don't see hope or the women are not like doing things. Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran about the mother and morality I'm on the wife of Milan, where she dedicated that which was in her stomach, she became pregnant and and she dedicated what was in her stomach for the sake of Allah. She said, whatever is in my stomach, I will dedicate this child this boy to your worship Allah, they would be, you know, one of the greatest servants of yours. When she gave birth, she gave birth to a girl. And you know, this is

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like this an issue here. She said in the Quran, she says, bonnets be in a wall bar to her and she says, Oh Allah, I gave birth to a girl.

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And this is so beautiful because

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last time I treated the girl

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gave it to her. And she said well, it's a girl. Allah knows.

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And Allah subhanaw taala says, Well Allahu Allah movie Mahabharat what is the Kuru Kelvin Sir, he says, And Allah knows best of what she gave birth to. And the boy is not like the girl and then in brought to Milan she says, What nice to have Maria. We're in need.

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Because oneota hamina shape on euro RG

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and so she named her daughter Maryam Mary.

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And we know the legacy of Maria Maria center. And so whatever Lost Planet Allah gives you, it's a legacy to cherish and to build on.

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La putana does that mean loss herons, panic alarm, deca, Chateau La ilaha illa Anta Safarova to be like, I really enjoyed my time here in Calgary and inshallah Tada. I wish the best of success for your community in all of Western Canada and the Muslim woman.