Khatira – What is Your Legacy
Channel: Nadim Bashir
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many Mina most Nene Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Mr. Mohammed Mohammed hamdulillahi rabbil aalameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah. Here Muhammad, wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Jumari.
There's a very well known Hadith found in Sahih Muslim, a hadith that you and I have heard many times that either matter even Adam in kata Amadeu, when the son of Adam passes away, his records and his book of deeds come to an end, in loving Silloth, except for three different types of people.
One is that person, so that button jatiya as a priority, some says as someone who has created a sub called giardia, and this is a southpaw that the psutka is called jatiya. Because people are benefiting from it continuously. Or the property you sit on says, or Elmo new, tougher OBE, that knowledge that people are benefiting from so there's this means that there is knowledge in the world. But there is some types of knowledge that are beneficial. It brings transformation, it changes a person. And there are different types of knowledge that brings absolutely no benefit to the person whether it's related to dunya or the akhirah. Or the Prophet Allah you some says, oh,
what Adam saw your hanyalah or you leave behind a rightist child who will make dua for you. Now many times we look at this hadith, and we try to understand a very simplistic form. But there is a very deep meaning to this hadith. And the reason I shared this hadith with you today is because just in this weekend, this past weekend, we had mashallah an amazing conference, and one of our speakers, Dr. Hatem Bazian, he says something very interesting. And I'm not trying to I'm just paraphrasing, paraphrasing what he said. But he said that the current educational system that we have in America, it is not one that will create thinkers, it is not one that will create innovators, it is not one
that will create people who are willing to apply critical thinking and try to solve their problems. But rather it is a system that has been created to keep the economic flow going on. Meaning that when you have the IT sector, for example, the current education system is not such that it will create thinkers, innovators, but rather it will create people to replace other people in the sector. And that's all that he does. And this is actually true, what he was saying. There are many research papers written on this subject matter. I have them myself, I read some of them myself, that our current educational system is failing us. Now, the reason I shared this in the Hadith the Prophet
SAW Selim is because there is a very deep meaning in all this. And that is that this hadith of the Prophet of Islam is not just about that, but he's talking about a legacy. The Prophet alayhi salam is asking us and he's telling us that this is how you leave behind a legacy for yourself. Either you have a child, that they will benefit you after you pass away and they'll benefit others, they will make dua for their parents. That's called a legacy. When you have knowledge and you share that and even after you pass away, people are benefiting from your knowledge. That's called a legacy. Just like for example, we see the books written, the not the books written on the subject of fic and
Hadith and also and so forth, written by our great scholars such as Imam Malik, Imam, Ahmed, Imam, Shafi Imam, Abu Hanifa. And there are so many other great scholars who contributed to the Ummah through their knowledge. And not only that, but there's a suck, but God has something good that you started, and you may leave, and people are still benefiting from that. Here's a question I have for all of you. And I really want you to think about this. When we talk about leaving behind a legacy. The Prophet SAW Selim, he left behind his Sahaba. His Sahaba then became governors and rulers to countries, and they impacted the lives of so many 1000s of people. The question I have for all of
you and I have for myself is a what legacy Are we leaving behind? Now I know the very first thing that you may say is that well, Imam is easy for you to say that because you're doing this work. This is something that you do on a day to day basis. It's easy for you to talk about that. But no, that's wrong. Because each one of us sitting over here we have a special talent. There is not anyone here who can say that I don't have a talent, I cannot contribute to the ummah. I'm not telling you that you have to solve
of the world's problems, I'm not telling you that we have to solve all the problems in the OMA, we have so many holes to fill in our community, so many deficiencies within each community, I'm only telling you that use your talent and be part of something that is good. Use your talent. And it does not mean that you have to start something. But you can go and engage in another organization, another endeavor, another project that is taking place, something that is bringing benefit to other people, and you're part of that and you're contributing. And let me say this very clearly, and I don't mean any kind of disrespect, and please do not misinterpret my words or misunderstand me. It's
very easy that you contribute money and funds to the masjid. You go one time you swipe your card, it's done. You cut one check, it's done. But you know, what's more difficult than giving money? It's time. That's why in America, what do we say? Time is money, it is so easy to go and give money. And I'm not saying this in the wrong way. But compared to giving time, it is more easy. When I'm asking you that you think about this for yourself. Every person has some time that you can you can contribute to the OMA, I'm asking you that today or tomorrow when you pass away. Are you just one of those kinds of people that people will pray solder janazah and you'll be buried? Or are you that
kind of person that when you leave you are leaving such such a gap, such a vacuum, that people are going to say that you know what this person left such a void in the OMA that now we need 1015 20 people to fill up that void. That's the kind of person I want you to be. That's the kind of person that we need to become like otherwise, what's the difference between another person who studies gets married, have children pays bills at the end they they get the become seniors, they have grandchildren and then they pass away and that is that what our life is? Is that what the life of a Muslim is a Muslim is that person who contributes and who benefits the Ummah hate on US million
foreigners, this is a Hadith of the Prophet alayhi salam, the best of those are those who benefit the ummah. So that's the question I'm asking all of you today. And once again, you all everyone here has a certain talent, there's something good that you can do. There's something that you can contribute to some organization and be part of our organization and do something that is good, but please, please think about it. Today when I say the word beloved, or the hola Juan, or when I say then the more than what's the first word that comes to our mind the first name is beloved with the hola Juan that's his legacy. When I say the person who serves who served the province I sent him a
person who's a servant and a hadith of Deen, the first thing that comes to our our mind is unassembled Malika the Allahu Allah and the person who did who was so filled with wisdom, that the Prophet alayhi salam said that if there was any prophet to come after me, it would be him. Who is that that's almost even photography Allah who is a person who was so dear to the Prophet alayhi salam, that he says that I cannot give back what this person has contributed to then only Allah can give that's Ubercart of the Allah one. Each of these people, when you think about something, there was a legacy behind them. What's my legacy? And what's your legacy? That is what we have to think
about today. I ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to give us the ability to think about these things. And one more last thing I do want to mention forgot to mention, in order to do this, there's two things that you have to do. Number one is you have to create a vision for yourself. What do I want to do? What are my talents and how can I contribute? What do I want to be? What do I want to be recognized? I'm not saying that this is not about Islam, you're doing. Of course you do everything only for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala you're doing everything to help the deen and the cause of Allah subhanho wa Taala we're not doing this for our own namesake, to build up my name brand, or to create
a fan base for myself. That's why I'm not doing this for that reason. We're doing it only for the cost of only for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. But then after that you have to create a plan. I understand in American life is very fast. You months and months go by we always say Ramadan is already here, and Muslims are already here. Our life is going by fast. But if we don't take our time and think and sit down and I've talked about this before Maha Sabha. I've given many talks about Maha Sabha sitting down and just taking account for yourself but this is where you sit down, you disconnect yourself from everything that's going on, and just rationally think, in my person that if
I pass away, I'm an afterthought. I just I pass away I'm very and that's it, or am I a person that when I leave people and I have contributed enough to my Deen that when I stand before Allah subhanaw taala I can say Oh Allah, there were so many issues that OMA but I have tried to solve one issue and I contribute to that, that is who we need to become like I ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us feel amongst those May Allah Subhan Allah give us ability to think about these kinds of things and we
Ask Allah subhana wa to make us free amongst those who leave behind a beneficial legacy for the Muslim ummah Amira Bella Alameen desert como la jolla. Assalamualaikum warahmatullah wabarakatuh