How the Quran teaches us what to do #15 Always Back To Allah and His Messenger (s)

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So then when it comes to love you were bought a Cotuit hamdulillah Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah barbarian. So today we're going to go to sorta 10 Nisa, verse number 58 and 59. Here Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us a way out every time there's disagreement, anytime there's a problem, it doesn't matter the magnitude of that problem, it doesn't matter what the implications are, the nature of the issue, how many people are involved, at the end of the day, there is always one solution that helps us to navigate resolve, but even to just get out of difficult situations. Allah subhanho wa Taala starts off this conversation and says in the La Jolla modal come in to do an anti La Liga, that a

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lot orders you and I that we give everybody who deserves a position a status, regardless where it may be. So whether it be in an organization, it msgid at a political level, the point is when somebody has to be assigned a position that you give the person who is most deserving of that position, that position. And so this area is just it's amazing to me, because what happens in the world today at all levels, is usually you give the best positions the best jobs, you give it to the people that you know, you give it to your cousin's family members, your best friends, so somebody could come with the best to resume. And they have all the qualifications, they've met all the

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criterias. But they weren't chosen. Why? Because the head, the boss, the President, whoever that might be, has given those positions to their cousin to their child to this person, they know that person they know, a donor and their family. So this is really not not not only is it unfair, it is islamically And fundamentally wrong. And this is especially to those who administrate a particular organization. And when you're part of that body in that group, the administrators when you're a part of a committee, the point is you're part of a group where decisions are made, and people are given certain responsibilities. This is ordering all of us, every single one of us that you assign those

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roles to the people who deserve it the most who are qualified who have met those criterias and not to the people that you want or desire that you think they should be in those positions. So a lot so a Joe actually calls this, the position, he calls it an Amana, we all know that the word Amana means a trust. And that's what those positions are. The idea here is that every time you're given the ability to make decisions that affect people in any capacity, that's an Amana, in the sight of Allah, that's a trust that Allah gives you that you have now some authority, you have some power, which you have the ability to change and restructure and alter the way people do things. Whether it

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be at the job, at work, or at home at school, doesn't matter at any capacity. Well, we also learned from this is that we all have some sense of leadership, at the end of the day, as a parent, you are a leader in your family, you make certain decisions that you feel are best for your kids. But that doesn't necessarily mean that just because you have kids that you're a good parent. And so this is telling us also and we're going to be able to address some of those issues of Okay, so what if you have children, but you're not a good parent, you don't know how to make sound decisions. It's coming in the next verse in sha Allah. So the point here is that whatever level of leadership that you

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have, even as a parent or as a teacher, the fact that you can make decisions that affect another human being Allah says your position is an Amana. But even as a parent despite it being your own children, despite that these are your own kids and your own family. The A is also saying to us that if you can't fulfill that Amana go to somebody who can, in other words, talk to people get advice. This is why we have parenting classes. We have counselors, we have people who we have parents, who obviously more experienced who have many children who have been parents for much longer than you and I so talk to these people, get some advice, get some direction, you know, if your kid does something

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wrong, and you're trying to teach them find a different techniques and different ways of how experts advise. So in other words, it doesn't necessarily mean that you physically have to be in that position, even if you're not in that leadership position, or that position of controlling authority. But you have a say in the matter, this mn and this is what a lot calls an Amana the fact that you have a voice that you can give input that you can influence even officially, you are not in that position. It's still as still applies to you. Treat your voice as an Amen especially when your voice affects the decisions and the lights.

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From the people that are the lives of the people around you, in the La Jolla model come into adult amenity La Jolla. What either have come to Maine and Nancy and taco mobile or add in Nala and they're in many areas will compete in a lot of Cana Semyon basura, just take a look at how beautiful Allah subhanaw taala addresses this. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, In Aloha and welcome to adult humanity that either had come to him been a nurse and tackle mobile, Eric whenever you will have to make a decision between people and tackle mobility that you do so but you do so with just justice and fairness to everyone is that if somebody was guilty of a crime, you punish the person

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who committed the crime. And and you don't just say, Hey, you know what my dad knows the judge, maybe we can talk to him and relieve you of some of the punishment. Some of you, you know, you your sentencing. And so, if you take that medium road, that's what the area is addressing, that if you have to create a judgment, or you have to give a judgment in any scenario, that you do this fairly with justice, fairness, everybody is treated fairly in that scenario. And this could not have come at a better time just considering what's happening in the world, what's happening in the United States and all of these campaigns and protests. I mean, it's not just for that issue alone, but it's

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just so many the list is just endless of issues where people at the end of the day are treated wrongly unfairly and unjustly. This is telling us that it is a command a criteria of our airmen that we be just unfair when we're judging between people. In msgid environment, same scenario, you know how we judge a situation that involves brothers and sisters, we don't just lean to one side over the other or this side over the other, but you treat the situation as fairly and as justly as possible. In the law, Katniss semi I'm bossy you're in the loving their email your info can be in the Lucha Canada semi I'm bossy Allah. Allah says, in the law near in your elbow can be that is not just a

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narrow man, Allah says a near in it's a different form of the same word. Near in the means of that is the best and most noble thing to do in the sight of Allah. In other words, by just doing the right thing that is the best that is the most noble, that is the peak of blessing and Baraka in your life. And there are so many examples of our profits highly sought to slim. Think of the example of our Abdullah bin Omar tomorrow the lover and the blind Sahabi that came to the Prophet it sought to sell him and interrupted him whilst he was talking to the leaders of the correction. He's in this unique opportunity to be able to talk about and give some data and address some of the issues that

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he has and that they have with him. Because remember, he was constantly being persecuted, he was subjected to pain and torture.

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They were constantly threatening him all because of his message all because of Islam, or because of what he was preaching. So he had this opportunity to sit there and address some of their concerns and this blind Sahabi came and said, Yeah, they'll pseudo luck Could you teach me something that I could carry for the rest of my life? He wanted some advice or you had a question about the dean and the Prophet it is subtle Sam looked at the cement and the verse goes Ibis, Allah tala gave him the expression of Abu Abu says, when you kind of give somebody this, this expression, you know, your forehead, kind of, you know, it comes together and you look at somebody with disgust or you're

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frustrated and you're confused. You're like, don't bother me right now. Can't you see him doing something important? The line so Joe, literally ridicules the Prophet I lose sight Wasserman says Allah subhanho wa Taala. And Jeff will remember may you declare lonely as Edgar How dare you give a frown towards this man, he came to you with a question, perhaps that he could be reminded or purified through you. point is that Allah subhanho wa Taala. Literally, no matter what the scenario is, it was to do what was right as a prophet of Allah. Somebody had a question. You don't know the potential of your answer what it would lead for that individual where will go this meeting, you can

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come back to it. You know, it's a rare opportunity, but a few seconds of your time, turn answer the man's question, then go back to the situation. That's all you had to do. And so it really helps us to set some of our priorities that even on the outside, we may not see the importance of a situation. But if we're patient, and we have in our heart that we want to do what is right, then insha Allah, Allah, Allah says, that is near in many areas. Oh, convey that. I'm reminding you and teaching us the best thing that you could possibly do. No matter how much it hurts, no matter how frustrating it can be, no matter how angry

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Convenient it could be that if you have an opportunity to do what is right and you stick on that onto that course you stay on that path. That is the thing that Allah subhanho wa Taala says that's the best and most honorable thing that you can have the most noble in Allah Cana Semyon basura, Allah is always listening and always observing and monitoring. Why, if you think about

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leaders in general, when you see them in their, you know, I guess you could say in their habitat, whether it be in a Masjid, in school, their company, their whatever the cases, right, and when they're on a campaign, you know, they're trying to muster up votes and things like that. When you see them, you see them in the most perfect attire with all the smiles, the handshakes, the hugs, the kisses, everything they embrace, you get the sense that some kind of law, you know, they're really genuine, they're really working for us. But then behind the curtains in those board meetings, in the politician in his house, when they're when they go back behind the curtains and behind the walls,

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it's a totally different scenario. And then they get caught on camera, somebody's still rolling their phone, and they get caught hidden. They don't realize they're being recorded. And as a result, now that footage gets put online, everybody sees it. And it exposes that that person was not sincere to begin with. They were not working for you. They were not working for the community, they were working for themselves. Corruption was happening behind the scenes, dishonesty, cheating, lying, taking advantage of power and authority, all of those things that we don't necessarily see or experience those secret conversations that could never be uttered on a microphone and now being done

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behind the curtain. What does the law say in the law, Kennison the embassy era? Oh, don't worry if you're not listening and you can see that guess what I'm listening and I'm watching it so don't you worry, they will be brought to account subpanel law that's what justice is to a lot when you think you can hide a lot reminds me you can't and that leads us to the next verse yet you are Latina M and all people have he meant I'll tell you or loa lt or was sold what will it mean come obey Allah obey His Messenger Salah love, it was cinnamon, those that are in charge of those in authority, how many times that unless they obey twice very unusual in the entire core. And even when we speak, when I

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tell you listen, I want you to obey your mom, obey your dad and obey your family, obey, obey, obey, I wouldn't say obey your mom, dad and your family. It although it might mean the same thing, it comes off very differently, the emphasis is on one more than the other. But in the poor end, this is one of the rarest spots in the entire poor end where Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions three groups, or three things that require a player complete obedience. But then one of them is missing a player, which is the empty main column, which is those who are in charge and authority. Why? Because this is actually bringing us back to what I like to call the the Islamic constitution. Every time there's a

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problem or there's a dispute, you go back to Allah and His Messenger, but those who are in authority, you listen and you obey them to the best of your ability, within the confines of scholarship and direction and guidance and advice to everybody who was involved in that picture. So everybody who helps to steer us towards the right direction when he let him. You do your very best, as long as you don't break the Constitution. And the Constitution, at least from a religious perspective here islamically I'll tell your love obey Allah and the messenger sallallaahu. It was sentimental obey Him as well. So those are the two categories that you go back to. So here you are

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sitting in a board meeting. And everybody says, You know what, we need to pause the Jehovah and I've actually seen this myself, right. I've been in. I've done this before, where

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we'll pause the Jehovah walk around with a donation box. Everybody donate and then we'll continue the jumar and to commercialize the hope of this way and to interrupt it just for the sake of donation. Many of the LMS say that invalidates the hook, but if the hook is invalid and the jumar itself is invalidated, so you run into a problem. So what do you do? You have one side of the board who says no, it's perfectly fine. It's not a big deal. Our donation skyrocket when we do it during the Juma Altima. Then you have another half that says no, we can't interrupt the hotbed that's an Islamic it's not allowed. What do you do in this scenario? You go back to okay what Allah and His

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Messenger sallallahu it he was sending them say about this. Allah subhanho wa Taala that says has a whole chapter called sort of Juma, so you look through it to try to find some direction. You seek counsel and guidance from scholars and leaders.

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Then you come with a decision. But the point is, what did you do? You went back to the foundation. So you are only empty men come but you go back to Okay, let's see what we have to do here. And that's why leaders and those that are in charge at the end of the day, whether it be this constitution of Allah and His Messenger, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or freedom of rights of the Constitution of your country, the point is, all politicians and leaders say, we're here to protect that. I know I don't really like to get into the politics of things. I'm just trying to give a standard sort of foundation to understand what the message is of this a how people do all of this is

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a whole different subject, and I totally get it. When it comes to the how we interpret a and Hadeeth whole nother ballgame. I know that you know, brother a and brother B and brother c might look at one handy thing, they all have their own shorthand, their own explanation of the same had faith. And then sr, E, F, and G, they will come with their interpretation, then the scholar or the Imam is trying to say to buddy, guys, all of you are wrong, this is what it means. And then that particular scholar will get it from somebody else who he only is committed to he won't listen to anybody else or any other shape. And then it gets into that problem again. So everybody just decided, you know

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what we need to get somebody on the outside to tell us what to do. And in the cycle continues, I totally get it. I totally understand that. It's easier said than done. The point of this short reminder

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is just to show where our mindset should be. Whenever we have a disagreement or an issue that needs to be resolved. That involves how people live or interact with each other the decisions that they make, we must do these three things. Allah, this messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and at least the bare minimum, follow the laws of your country, to the best of your ability, follow the rules and regulations. The internet is actually the shape of a door your loved one was sorely included and took me in on a villa, he will do me a favor, vertical, halal, accidental tequila aligned solely joking continues and he tells us if you ever have a disagreement with anything, then go back to the

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Constitution of it and to the Messenger of Allah to Allah subhanho wa Taala go back to these two sources, it will resolve everything, it will make your life easier. Again, I understand the going back journey, the interpretation, the knowledge, one very quick, I guess you could say solution that helps navigate through that is to try to stick to a a body of scholarship and an authority. So when you have a collective agreement on an issue is very different than when you have one scholar one ship, one email one this one person saying things. That's one scenario, but at least to help us navigate and get through that you do what the prophet alayhi salatu salam said to do I lay convey

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jamara stick with the majority as long as of course that majority is sticks with the Islamic constitution. So with that being said, that's what Allah subhanaw taala includes is a vertical halal acts, Senator Wheeler, that is the best thing that I have said and recited over you, that we have revealed to you to all of us and our Prophet sallallahu it was him so with that being said, my brothers and sisters, I hope that this gives you some I guess you could say direction and hope that regardless of the scenario, what level of authority and leadership you carry, that the evening lead eternal, once your mind is always in autopilot to go back to Allah and His Messenger solo, love it,

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sell them.

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You'll be okay. You'll be okay in shuttleq retire, I let you do whatever it is that you can to seek counsel and direction go to the people that are qualified, go to the people that have knowledge, go and ask them so that they can consult a committee they can go and consult and discuss these some of these issues. But the point is, is to voice those concerns, so that it can be addressed with the right people in the right positions, and they can do the right thing and shut alone. There's so much to talk about on this subject so many different things. But in sha Allah, perhaps later down the line, we will get into some more of the nitty gritty details on how this process should be done.

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That isn't a lie at Allah. But with that being said, once again, this is one of many, many verses of the poor end that teaches us how to behave and how to conduct ourselves in a manner that is pleasing and beloved and accepted by Allah subhanho wa Taala so May Allah bless you all just open below Hayden was Salam or Aleikum, wa Rahmatullahi wa barakato