Nadim Bashir – The Fortunate #09 – 5 Steps to Develop a Community

Nadim Bashir
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the importance of higher self-esteem when it comes to justice, as it is part of personal development. They also emphasize the rise of racism and the need for everyone to give time and space to others in order to build. They emphasize the importance of acknowledging one's love for the community and establishing rights for everyone, as well as addressing racism and racism-related issues in the community.
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Mr. Lai Rohan Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah he Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi is right on about.

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So inshallah today is our last segment of the series

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The fortunate which we're in we are talking about a we have been talking about the hawk and the character of Rasulullah sallallahu Adi he was sitting down, and I ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us the clock of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his demeanor, his attitude, the way he would do things, it is the best way of doing things. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us feel amongst those who follow his footsteps.

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The one last thing today I want to talk about when we talk about the o'clock of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa Salam is all the things we've been talking about in the past several weeks, higher justice, and many other things. All these things have to do with your personal self. When it comes to higher. It has to do with your own personal self when it comes to justice, as do with yourself when it comes to modesty, and it has to do with yourself. But what I want to talk about today is something that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he taught us and which was part of his character. And that was inclusiveness. That was inclusiveness, meaning that everyone is

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together, everyone the whole Muslim Ummah, this idea that we are a Muslim Ummah, and how the person he developed that in itself was truly amazing.

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Seeing how the province um he built a community he went through five different steps, he went through five different steps. The very first thing the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he did when he was made as a prophet is that in Makkah, there was a concept that the Quraysh were the most superior or they were superior compared to everyone else. If you're, we're not amongst the Quraysh there, you're not superior compared to everyone else. And so this is why the very first in the province, some he eradicated, he tore down the barriers of racism. Because when racism does exist, it means that I feel that the way Allah has created me, and based on the way I look, I am superior,

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and I am better than you. And this is something that we go it goes back all the way to Shavon. Shavon is the very first one who really, who really by his own actions, he showed that What does racism mean? What does it mean that I am superior than you based on the way I have been created? And so when Allah subhanho wa taala, he told all the mullah Iike to make sudo to Adam Alayhis Salam shaytaan and he believes he refused and when Allah subhanho wa Taala asked him why he says, unhide all men, I am better than him. Why am I better than him? halacha naman na wahala Kota home and clean, You created me from fire and you created him from dirt. So the fact that shaytani use this as

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an excuse to show his superiority and to show Adams inferiority, this in itself is what is in essence, what racism is. And some people in many people, you know, in, especially in this country nowadays, you know, racism is on the rise and we see the effects of racism, but Allah subhanho wa Taala if it ever occurs to us, Why did Allah create so many different races? Why are there so many different cultures? Why are there so many different mindsets is because this is the beauty of Allah subhanho wa taala. Allah did not create this so that we fight amongst ourselves and we decide who is superior and who is inferior, but Allah created all this because this shows how beautiful Allah

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subhanho wa Taala is, this shows how beautiful the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala is, and Allah says woman teehee it is from the signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala Hello summer wa T without that he created the skies and the earth worked enough who hasn't seen it come the fact that you have different languages and there are so many different languages than this is also from the signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala while learning comm and the different colors amongst yourselves amongst the human being This in itself is a an idea of Allah subhanho wa Taala in a hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says in the law how to Allah Holika Adam mencoba Houghton Cava Herman

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Jimmy are ill, they're very Allah created Adam alayhis salam from a handful of which he took from the earth. So then the Prophet alayhi salam says, For a bun who Adam Allah, so the children of Adam, are in accordance with the earth so we come from the earth. Then the Prophet said Allah Allah he was sending me He says, For a man whom will ACMA will obey of will us word obeying their Nick was Sir Hello, well has no well hobby to work for. Yep, obeying Adeleke. The Prophet saw some he says that some are with red skin, some are with white skin, some are with black skin, and whatever is in between, and then he says thick and thin and dirty and clean. This is also what the Prophet SAW

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Selim, he says. And so meaning that the way Allah subhanaw taala took from different places of the earth. This is why we all have different colors. This is why we all have different temperaments. Some are easygoing, some are tough going, some are humble, some may not be humble. So this is why we are because we are the way we are because Allah subhanaw taala has taken from so many places around the earth and finally the Prophet sallallahu ala he was setting them and the final sermon of his he says

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that yeah Yohannes Allah in Arabic home wa hide, the old people may be aware of the fact and keep in mind that your Rob is only one Rob in

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hate, and then your father and and then he says your father Adam is one he says love fatherly our OB and Allah Jimmy and wallah Jimmy and Allah Oribi and he said that there is no superiority or virtue of an Arab over a non Arab and a non Arab over an Arab and then he says

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Walla, US word Allah. In Toccoa, the Prophet saw something says that, and neither a white skin over a black skin or a black skin or a white skin, except for righteousness. So this is the very first thing. So as we can see that how the province has some he eradicated racism. And this was something that was very ingrained into the society in Makkah at that time. And the very first thing the problem he realize is that in society, there's so many barriers, there's so many walls, in order for everyone to work, those walls have to be destroyed. Then the next thing the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he then did was that he got rid of all the previous practices, all the practices of

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Jehovah and SubhanAllah. One of the things that if we look at, even at the time of the Prophet Salam, it was not like as if everyone is perfect. There were times when people will say things. And the problem, someone will say that this is an act of God, Leah, do not do this, again, the person was very clear about it. If there's anything that that stops our progression, if there's anything that pulls us back a lot of times is our practices that come from Jackie Lea, many of the cultures that you and I we come from, there are some good practices, but there are a lot of practices that are very close to the Jackie Lea system. And so what we have learned from the Prophet sallallahu

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Sallam is, if there are any practices that are that are associated with the Jania practices, then they have to be also eliminated. And that's the first thing. That's that's the second thing. The problem he did after getting rid of racism is that he began to eradicate all the previous practices. When people would bury their daughters alive. There probably was some he talked about the importance of having daughters, that having daughters, what did they bring inside the house, when he saw that the orphans were being pushed when he saw that the war or the orphans were being mistreated. The problem he talked about the importance of taking care of orphans, he talked about the Hadith, the

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prophet son the very famous Hadith, that an hour Kefalonia Timika had attained in the field, Jana, that I and the person who takes care of a ye Diem will be like this in Jana. So all the practices that were taking place in society, the prosom, he would encourage the otherwise he would encourage the opposite. When the problem he saw that women were treated, the way women were treated at that time, that women were inherited, after their husbands will pass away, whoever they would inherit their money of that person, they will also not just take the money, but they will take the wife of that person, and the wife did not have a say whether she wants to be with that man or not. Islam got

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rid of that practice Islam eradicate that practice. Then at that time, the prophet Salam, he saw that people did not have this understanding of who to get married to, and who should not get married to. So the Quran explains who can you not get married to, and everyone else is allowed? Who are you not allowed to marry, and everyone is allowed. So all these practices that did exist, it is important that the poll some he showed us that in order for us to progress, we have to get rid of those practices. If there's anything in our culture, we have to get rid of them how many practices there are today, within our families, our families, they have no basis in Islam, but we want to

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uphold them. Why? Because this is my this is my grandfather. This is the practices of where I come from the country I come from, but the problem he taught us if there's anything that is clashing with Islam, if culture clashes with Islam, then that is where you have to get rid of them. Then the third thing, the problem he institutionalize was brotherhood. And we see that while the person was in Makkah, he created a sense of brotherhood, while you have people like alberca or the ultra Han, and you have people like Amara hardtop, and you have people like Billa Reuter and everyone is sitting in one room, everyone respecting one another, everyone appreciating one another. And this is why Subhan

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Allah, go back and look at the life of the prophet saw Salem people there was once a man who came to the gathering of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he said that I understand if Osen Huzzah, Raj are sitting with the province Salam because they are Arab, and he's Arab. But then why is this man beloved sitting here, and then this man sitting over here and this man sitting over here, and the problem he got upset and he stood upon the pulpit, he addressed this matter. This is why go back to the scene of the prophets of Salaam. What was that one thing that possum he first taught even before the read, it was the importance of inclusiveness. And this was something that was

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not that the the chiefs of the Quraysh the chiefs of Makkah, they were not able to die.

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Justice. They thought that even if we believe in the message of Muhammad, are we going to be sitting next to Bilal, we're going to be sitting next to a slave. And this is why they even came to the province of Salem. And they said, jasola, even if we accept your message we have, we want you to make an arrangement for us. And if someone said, what arrangement do you want, and they said, One day, you serve only us and you talk to us. And the other day you talk to these other poor Muslims, though we don't want to be sitting in the same gathering with them. And Allah subhana wa taala, even though their promises send them for the right intention, he was even considering it. Allah subhanho

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wa Taala said, this is not going to be tolerated. Because Islam is a religion of inclusiveness, everyone has to be brought together. And this was one of the key reasons why many of the leaders of the pledge never accepted Islam, they cannot be seen sitting in the same room as people who were previously their slaves. But this is what the Prophet saw him he really institutionalized. And then when they went to Medina, we know the stories of the Sahaba, and how they unsought open up their homes. But not only that, but how else did the Prophet some he built up this brotherhood, he taught them the importance of going and visiting the sick, he taught them the importance that if someone is

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not showing up at the masjid, it's your responsibility to go and visit, visit the people at at their home. And the person he really, really emphasized that going and taking care of those people who are needy, going and take care of those people who don't have any food to eat, the importance of giving sadaqa why all this? Why all this to bring each other close to bring each other close. Then the fourth thing, the problem somebody institutionalized was rights, the husband has rights, the wife has rights, the children have rights, neighbors have rights, relatives have rights. Everyone in the community has rights. Because in the time of the Prophet SAW Salem, there were few people who had

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rights, and no one else would, no one would care about the other people. The Prophet SAW Selim, he institutionalized rights. And this is why I've talked about this before, I won't go into too much detail about this. But each person, as I said, we we are going to be asked on the Day of Judgment, whose rights do we fulfill, we will never be asked who did not fulfill your rights. Today, we have a lot of complaints about other people. But the question that we have never focused on is, if Allah is puts me on the stand tomorrow, Allah will not ask me, the who's who did not fulfill your rights. But Allah will rather ask us the whose rights does not fulfill and that is where we are going to be

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questioned. If there is any person that we have not fulfilled, the right is going to be compensated about this on the Day of Judgment. This is why it is so important, that Subhanallah I mean, it is sad, I keep on saying this. But it is truly sad. And I keep on hearing stories, after stories about this. But there are people at home violating the rights of others, you know, husband and wife the issues between the husband and wife, and how many cases I've heard people who come to the masjid people who come to the masjid, abusing their children at home, abusing their wife at home, not spending, this is a responsibility. The right of a husband, the right of the family over the husband

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is that the husband has to provide for the family. And I understand there's a culture within us that we have to send money a lot of times overseas, we want to help our brother, we want to help our sister, we want to help our parents. The no one is saying that we cannot spend or send money or spend upon our family overseas. But the responsibility the first people that deserve our money, the very first people that we have to take care of is our family. And time to time I keep on hearing these stories. And these cases, that people are sending everything overseas, and they're leaving nothing behind for their family here. We got to take care of both. There's nothing wrong in that.

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But first comes your family. Allah will ask us, you have a wife, you have children, did you look after them. And if I say I kept on sending my money to my parents and so forth, first of all, taking care of the parents should not be on only one brother, it should not be on only one sister, it should be upon the entire family. Every person in the family must take up the responsibility to take care of their parents. What happens is in many cases, in many families, one person gets pressurize and everyone tells one person oh you live in America or you live here you live there. You have this job in that profession you provide. That's not that has nothing to do with this. If a person comes

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forward and says I will support completely my parents. That's a different matter. But at the same time, if we're taking care of our family overseas, and we are neglecting our wife and neglecting our children will love him you will be asked about this on the day of

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judgment. So this is also part of the rights. When the person he saw that a man is neglecting the wife, his wife's rights, the wife is coming in complaining, and not just rights. This also means giving time to your family also, when the person was approached by this woman, and she says that my husband never has time for me, I post some he got upset. He says you can do this, your wife has a right your children has rights, your body has a right upon you and so forth. So give everyone their due rights. So this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he institutionalize where Allah where the problem is, when he talked about the rights of the mother, he talked about the rights of

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the Father, where he talked about the rights of the husband, he talked about the rights of the wife, where he talked about the, the rights of the parents, he talked about the rights of the children, where he talked about the rights of the orphans, he talked about the rights of the widows and those people who are neglected in the community and in the society. The last thing that promised him he did in order to build this amazing community, finally, was inclusiveness. What does inclusiveness mean? It means that people who are generally neglected in the society, he will bring them along with them. See, it's easy to do something on your own. But it's very difficult to move people along with

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you. It's easy to go forward and to go up yourself. But to take people along with you. This is what Rasool wa salam, he did. He will he was the prophet of Allah. He couldn't have reached, you know, he could have kept on doing his own Ariba, his own salon, his own car, mazurka, Hodge, and so forth. But what he did was, he made sure that he took the community along with him. And that meant that even people who were neglected in society, the person would give them the time and the day. And not only that, but the Prophet saw when he made them part of the community. When you have a person like Bilal, Bilal, the fact that he and he was, he was black. He was a slave. He was previously a slave.

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No one wants to give him attention. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave him one of the most remarkable responsibilities in of the day, which was he was in the process of made him feel that he has a value in the community. You have a person like Abdullah Maktoum, he's blind, he's blind. That means that he's not efficient at his own job. If a person were to give a blind person a job to do, how official are they going to be in their business or in their job? They're not efficient at all. People had to come to him and say that now is the time was awful. Fajr gives you a dozen people had to come to him. It was not as if he would do it himself because he was blind. But yet Rasulullah

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wanted to grow his value in the community despite the fact that he has a disability. The problem some gave him the advantage of subtle Fajr and as you all know, Southern Fajr till today in Mecca, Medina, there is not one Athan, there's two events you have so Masada is super crowded the super cannon was given by Bilal the super saw that the actual time of Fudger it was given by Abdullah tomb because if the problem he wanted, he could have given super Khabib okay to Abdullah Al Maktoum that okay, you know what he wants something give him the smaller thing. Give him the smaller responsibility know, the province on a wanted him to also feel that you are loved

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and you are valued in the community, just like everyone else. When there was a woman who came to the Prophet sallahu alayhi wa sallam, and she was mentally challenged. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam she came and she says, I one time from you, the Prophet, some did not say you know what, I don't have any time for you, and so forth. She said, I want to go and talk to you. And she took the power away from from the sahaba. And she she went a little further away. And she began to talk to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the province I'm not once to even Russia, not once to even ignore her. Now once they even show that he's not interested. But the problem he stood there

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with her till the very end, till the very end when she was content. That is when Ross was on. He left the province Salam there was another woman in town, the province of Salem, who had a similar situation, the province of sudden would go to their home, not that they would come to our salaam, the problem would take time and go to their home. Why? Because they were not able to come to the masjid. So if they cannot come to measure the power, someone's gonna go to them. And like this, every person, every person in that community of Rasulullah saw some felt that if there's anyone who loves me, is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam today, you and I, you know, on average, there's

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three, four kids in a family, the four kids in a family, you sit down with all three, four children, and you ask them who is the most favorite out of all the children to to you know, mom and dad and

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News and they usually they're gonna point to one, okay? There's that one always that one child who has that favorite child, okay? When you talk about employees in a workplace, there's always going to be that one employee who that that he gets all the he gets the he gets all the favoritism and so forth.

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Now in the time of the Prophet saw his son, we're not talking about the children of the Prophet Sonam we're talking about strangers, we're talking about the Sahaba the Prophet SAW Allah some created such a community, first of all, by getting rid of racism. Number two, getting rid of the Jamelia practices, number three institutionalizing brotherhood, number four, establishing rights for everyone in the community. And number five, inclusiveness and when the person we're eight was able to do all this, the strangers meaning these are not family members of the public, some, these are strangers, the Sahaba radula, I know, not not four or five, in the 1000s. But every Sahabi the way

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he was treated by Rasulullah saw Salam was such that if someone were to ask them, that who does it probably some love the most? Eat? Sahabi was treated such that he said that the province has some he loves me the most. How amazing. How amazing was Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we're not talking about his children. Once again, we're talking about adult men, but yet he treated everyone in such a way that every person felt that the Prophet saw some he loved me, even a man with a man like war hero, the alotta on that problem. He goes to him in a marketplace and he grabs him from behind. And he says, Yeah, Rasul Allah the problem says, Manish that he has an alarm who's gonna buy

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your slave? And he says, Get off me he did not know that was the problem that salaam he says get off get off. And the Paulson when he said make sure you had that hula hoops written by this and purchases save. And when he heard the voice of Roswaal, some he stopped, he stopped shaking. And the province has some he says that Yeah, to sue Allah. Like, even if I was a slave, the way I look, no one would purchase me I have no value. And then Prophet saw some he told him, you may not have value from these people, but you have a lot of weight and a lot of value in the eyes of Allah subhana wa Tada. Every person who felt like they have no status in society, the province and a made them feel

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that you are a valuable entity to the society. That is what we need to do today in our community. This is what we need to establish today, that community of the province Salam, we may not be able to establish that 100%. But we have to work hard towards that. So ask Allah subhanho wa taala. Once again, this was this was the one of the key things as I said, I left this for the last one today. Because this was that one thing that probably some he taught even before he taught to read,

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if we are not united, if there is no sense of community, that it does not matter how much we do, we're always going to be divided, we're not going to be a community. So this is why we have to really establish these five steps, once again, was the very first one

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was the very first one. Racism, getting rid of racism. Number two was

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all the Jai Helia practices. Number three was brotherhood. Number four was

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the rights, the rights of everyone in our community. And number five was inclusiveness every person, you know, subhanAllah I will say this, you know how many people don't show up at the masjid today? How many deaf people don't show what the budget today? How many people who are sick, they have no one to talk to. They don't come to the masjid. And unfortunate today, we don't even know about them today. We don't even care about them. One time on what I'm gonna probably not see someone on Farsi. Just one time he went to his home. Today we don't see people on weeks and and we don't even care about it. And we're all a part of this even I'm part of this I ask Allah Subhan Allah to forgive me

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first of all, but this is where we have to remind one another we have to work towards one another. And we have to take care of one another because we are at the end the day we are Muslims. We all believe in what La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasool Allah ask ALLAH SubhanA wa to give all of us ability to add has been sent her to me Allah subhanho wa Taala give us the ability to implement the teachings and the model of the community of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I mean Duqm Allah Subhana Allah who will be Hambrick? That's the

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stuff you're going to be like, because I can go hide as someone you can play with. Okay?

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