Nadim Bashir – 5 Islamic Lessons From the World Cup

Nadim Bashir
AI: Summary © The importance of being focused, mindful, and teamwork during a busy time is emphasized. The need to support each other and appreciate each other's thoughts is also emphasized. The importance of using time wisely and not wasting it for anything is emphasized. Consistentity is key to success and showing the true colors of Islam to others is emphasized. The upcoming World Cup in Qatar is also discussed, with a focus on showing the true colors of Islam to others and not wasting time.
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato Bismillah Al Rahman Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Germain. So as you all know that there is a world event that is taking place right now, which is known as the World Cup. And just watching and observing the World Cup very briefly, today shall I want to share with you five important aspects that we can take four or five important lessons that we can take, which has also these are considered five Islamic values also, that we can take from these World Cup games. The very first one is that when you study a match, and when you look at a match, there are 22 people who are

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on the pitch. And they are focused on one important task and that is to get the ball behind or get the ball in the back of the net. That is the only purpose that they are there. And that is what they're focused on. They're not worried about anything else that's going on in the world. They are laser focused on the match. What we can learn from that is that when it comes to our own Deen, there's a strong emphasis that whatever we do, especially when it comes to our EVA that we should also be focused, like for example, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tala, he praises those people in the Quran, who are laser focused and they're solid, they're concentrating and they're solid, Allah says, but the

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Athlon Menon Alladhina home fee Salah team harsh your own. So we see that the prophets of Allah who it was some also whenever he would pray his salad, he was focused on his salad and that is why there is so much emphasis that whenever we do any rebirth of Allah subhanho wa Taala we must do it with the highest level of focus and concentration. The reason why today we are praying Salat, that we are reading Quran we are doing a scar the reason why we are not gaining the blessings of these beautiful riba that is because we are trying to multitask. We might be reading the Quran, the minute we get a text message, we check the text message, the minimum, we get a notification on our phone, we check

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that notification. So what's important is that what we can learn from these World Cup games is that just like you have those people that are so focused, likewise, when we are doing our owner Ibadah we are laser focused, we are concentrating on what we're doing. Now, when we talk about focus from a life perspective. This is also a very important aspect in order to be successful in life. See, when you read books about how to be efficient in life, how to be effective in life and how to be productive in life, they also talk about this, that when you are doing something, then make sure that you are focused only on that task. Try not try not to multitask. In fact, if you say the life

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of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam to he was unnecessarily a multitasker. And one thing that we learned very beautifully from the life of the Prophet alayhi salam is that if there was some time of the day, and that time the day was dedicated for a certain task, he will not do anything but that task, like for example, after soccer Fajr he will sit with the Sahaba of the Allahu Anhu. And he will answer some of their questions. If he or they use some sort of dream, he will share that dream with them. So at that time, he will not do anything else. But he will do that. There was a time of the day where he would receive delegations from out of town. At that time, he will do nothing but

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receive those delegations and those emissaries, there was a time of day where he would give time to his family, and he will not do anything else but visit and take care of his family and look after his family. In fact, there was a Bedouin man who even came one time to Rasulillah Salam, asking him for his time, while the Prophet alayhi salam was with his family. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, whoa unknown Sabado Hatha Raja Elohim la Cana Hydra LA home, that be patient told us Allah salAllahu Alaihe Salam comes, and he entertains your request. The point is that even from a productive perspective, we learn from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that how he was focused in his

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life. And if there was some certain tasks he was taking, or he was doing, he will be focused on that task. Now, what we can learn from this is that many of us we have different responsibilities. My advice, and what I have learned and study from these kinds of things is that if there are certain tasks that you have, take, take and take care of, then divide your task and divide your time according to those tasks. So for example, let's just say if you have to be with your family, then that is something that requires a little more time. Let's say for work related purposes, you have to answer some emails, or you have to make some calls and so forth. Dedicate a time, allocate a time

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for each of those tasks. And then during that time, you do nothing but that task. And I guarantee you that if you do that, you'll find a whole lot more productivity. And not only that, but you'll be able to achieve a whole lot more in life. So the very first thing we learn is the importance of being focused in life. The next thing that we learn from these World Cup games is the importance of teamwork. So just like we know that when it comes to world class players, world class players are, you know, there are different teams in different countries, but when they play on the World Cup stage

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They put aside their egos, they put aside all their talents and they make sure that the team succeeds the country succeeds. They have to put aside their egos and make sure that it's not about them. It's not about their individual accolades, or how many goals they score, but it's about the team, the team comes first. And if there's any player who does not share that value, they are usually removed from the team. So that is why we learned from this is the importance of Islamic teamwork. So when we're talking when we're talking about Islam or teamwork, first of all, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, what the Iowan Wallaby? What Toccoa Walter, I wonder if we will

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all support each other in each other's causes and each other's endeavors. And today, when it comes to the own math, we need to support each other, we need to stand up for each other. And there is going to be multiple people in multiple areas of life, and especially when it comes to their Deen, that they're always trying to push them forward. instead of criticizing one another, rather, we should praise one another, we should encourage each other. This is what what the Iowan was really what Taqwa means that each person no matter what, whatever good they're doing, and whatever someone else is doing, instead of criticizing others, and thinking that you're superior than others because

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of what you're doing, and you're looking down and downplaying what they're doing, instead of doing that support each other. This is something that we need today in this OMA, there might be someone who is

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they're very much engaged in Tallinn, and they're just teaching in seminaries or madrasahs, and so forth. There are some people who are engaged in Dawa and that's their way of, you know, staying connected to the deen. There are some people who are doing work in the civic engagement area, there are some people who are engaged socially, and they're helping people, you know, especially poor people, and so forth. There might be someone who's doing something else good. And what we need to do is a we need to appreciate everyone across the board. When we say the life of the prophet Sal, Allahu Allah, he was setting up the Sahaba were no different. There were some Sahaba, who were

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experts and in different fields in different areas. And each Sahabi would encourage and they will support each other, and whatever good that they're doing. So that is why this is something that we really need to do nowadays, support each other, and be us be a means of pushing each other and encouraging each other Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says in a hadith, I will move me no little miracle Bruneian Yes, should do Babu Baba and I believe are for another believer is like a structure. When you see a structure there is layer of breaks after layer breaks. And what let one layer breaks does is it supports the next layer of breaks. And those two, they support the third one

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and so forth. So the properly you someone's giving us a parallel, that the Muslim onma in itself is like a structure. And every single brick is in a different place. But their placement is supporting the next break. So likewise, we need to be supporting each other. This is what we find from the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam. The third thing that we learned from these World Cup games is that time never stops. So when you study a match, you learn that the time disaster if at all. If the ball goes out of bounds, the time keeps on going on. If there's an injury on the field, the time keeps on continuing. If there is a penalty time continues, if there is a free kick time continues,

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it does not matter what's going on if they are reviewing the time goes on. The point is that that's why you have of course stoppage time, and people are playing for 90 plus minutes and so forth. The point is that when we study our own life, time will never stop for any one of us. Time keeps on going on. What our responsibility is that we utilize our time wisely. Rasulullah sallallahu it was some says in a hadith near Mitanni mille Boonen fie Marcus cathedral me and ask us how well for all that there are two blessings of Allah subhanho wa taala. The most people they waste and they don't value them. Number one is a Sahara which is health. And number two is overall. So that is why we

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have the time, we should use our time wisely. Often we waste our times and we waste times in ways that we do not even realize that is why we also find the Quran while also Allah subhanaw taala he swears upon time, why does he swear upon time? One of the explanations given by the lemma is to help us understand that when Allah swears upon something he's trying to get a message across and what's the message in in Santa Fe, that most people most of humanity is in the state of Hassan why? Because the end of wasting their time. So that is why we utilize our time. Time is an asset brothers and sisters, let us not waste it. And especially you know, talking about the World Cup games, you know,

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people sit there for 100 minutes and the score is 00. I mean it is a total waste of time to sit there for 90 minutes and watch a score even if it's there's a score

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but to sit there for 90 minutes, 100 minutes just to watch a game. It's clearly I mean a waste of time Ingle watch the highlights later, you know, there's 90 and 9090 minutes of imagine and I in 90 seconds highlights go in and watch that if you need to. But to sit there for 100 minutes, and spend that much time is a it's a lot of against ourselves. And it's clearly a waste of time. The fourth thing that we learned from these games is that if any country wants to win the World Cup, which is the ultimate prize, there has to be consistency, and good play. First of all, it has to be good play, there has to be a winning formula, but then they have to be consistent in that in order for

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them to get the ultimate price. So what do we learn from this? We learned that in order for us to also succeed, there's a concept in RDA known as is to karma, a man came to Rasulullah sallallahu it was someone said, You gotta Salah told me something that I will not ask anyone else about afterwards, like give me something that I can live with. And if I don't come across any other scholar and I don't come across anyone else that I can ask questions, whatever you teach me, I can live with it for the rest of my life. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, to be learn from Mustafa say that you submit to Allah. And when you say you submit to Allah subhanho wa Taala then

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every single aspect of life comes into submitting to Allah subhanho wa taala, your Salah, Topo, your Quran, everything comes into Iman, because you're submitting to Allah as well. And then he says for Muslim, you see the prophets of salaam he highlighted the concept of is the karma is not sufficient to simply say I believe in Allah and you submit to Allah, but you may you must remain consistent with that. Allah says in the Quran in the livina kala Boone, Allah for Mr. Karma, tetanus the Lord Allah when Malika those who say that they believe in Allah, they submit to Allah, but then they are consistent upon that, that that is the only one Monica, the angels will come upon them and descend

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upon them at the time of their death. So this is why I will say that even if there's something good that you want to do, we remain consistent. If you say I'm going to read a Quran only just 1010 minutes a day, fine, no problem. If you can stick to that it is better than a person who might take a one hour but then they won't read Quran for the next two, three weeks or one month, it is better to do small good small deeds. Even the Prophet sallallahu Sallam mentioned this in a hadith, that even if it's small, will remain consistent. And if you remain consistent, consistency is the key to anything. If you look at every single story of success in this in history, there's always

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consistency behind it and never, you'll find a success story. And there's no consistency, consistency is the key to success. And finally, the last thing that we can learn from this World Cup is that as you all know that this year, the World Cup is taking place in Qatar. And what Qatar has done is that they've tried to use this opportunity to display a positive image about Islam. So as you all know, that the West has constantly made efforts, and they have spent billions of dollars and trying to paint Islam in the negative light. And so what God is doing is that they had this opportunity where they are hosting the World Cup, and now they're trying to send a very positive

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image about Islam to everyone. And we saw this on the the inauguration night, how you know, you know, this idea of the Quran was being recited. And this overall, there has been a positive vibe, there are Hadith mentioned everywhere and so forth. And they're trying to really showcase the true colors of Islam. So what do we learn from this, we learned that for each one of us, Allah subhanho wa Taala will provide us the opportunity to give Dawa to someone or to be or to show other people the example of Islam or to be an example of Islam, or be an ambassador of Islam for someone else. And when that opportunity presents itself, then we have to take advantage. So there was a story

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about the tribal leader of blue Hanifa he was a man who who despise Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he was brought to the masjid of the Prophet sallallahu ala he was setting up the prophets of salaam he knew who this person was. But see, once again what we learn is the opportunity was presenting itself. What are the practicalities? Some do he took advantage of that opportunity? And what did he do? He tied him up in the budget for three days. He entertained him and he gave him not tighten. But point point is he cameras kept him inside the masjid. And he entertained him treating him with honor and dignity and respect, never demanded anything from him and so forth. And

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then three days later, the province of Sami let him go. And when he let him go, he went just a little further away. He came back and he declared his shahada and he became a Muslim. And so what we learned from this is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he wanted to show him the true colors of Islam. And this is what he said. He says that I became a Muslim because I saw the Brotherhood amongst you all and I saw that this is if this is what your community is like that I cannot

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pass this up. This is amazing. So this is why we need to learn that Allah will present opportunities to us where we can showcase the true teachings of Islam where we can be an example for others show others what Islam is, present the true colors of Islam to others when those opportunities present itself, which should not squander and waste those opportunities, because those opportunities don't come so often. So once again, to recap this entire thing, what are the five things that we can learn from these World Cup games? Number one is the importance of focus. Number two is the importance of teamwork. Number three, is that the importance of time number four, the formula to success is

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consistency and is the comma and number five, whenever ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala presents those opportunities to you take advantage of those opportunities. I ask Allah subhana wa Taala to make us amongst those who can apply these beautiful teachings. May Allah subhanaw taala keep us steadfast upon his deen and the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam amigable Alameen What does akmola hate? Salaam Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakato

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