Nadim Bashir – You Don’t Need to be Special to be Special

Nadim Bashir
AI: Summary © The importance of showing one's true intentions to achieve Islam's goals is emphasized, along with the need to show one's abilities and weaknesses to be considered a special person. The speaker emphasizes the importance of honoring the Prophet sall Drive and fulfilling the commitment to be a special person in the eyes of Islam. The speaker also discusses the power of men as a means of achieving goals and the importance of community involvement in achieving spirituality. The speaker emphasizes the need for men as a means of achieving their goals and shares examples of how a man was successful in achieving them.
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what taco La La Vie Tessa I don't know where he will Erhan in Aloka and Alikum la peba la Cala to Isla yeah you hella Dean amla taco la haka Ducati, Walter moeten illa Anta Muslim one Bacala to Allah yeah you hi Lena I'm gonna topple law who called and said Either you're still like them like on welfare law come through back home. Oh my mother in law Hora Sudha. Takada further frozen all the muscles of Allah who dalim for in as the color Hadith eatable LA, Ohio how do you how do you Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Well Shall a little more to her. We're calling.

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We're calling it in Bala. We're collaborating for now I'm about

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I begin by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala thanking Allah subhanho wa Taala for indeed he's the one who is deserving of all the things and all the praises. He's the one who has given us every single namah whether we are aware or unaware of them. And I began by seeking the help from ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala in all of our affairs, for indeed one he once he is the helper and when he helps us. We don't need anyone else. And ask Allah subhanaw taala that He guides us for indeed the one that he guys none can misguide. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect us from His guidance, for indeed the One who misguides none can guide and I begin by sending our Saddam's and peace of blessings upon

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Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam, the man who did everything for us, the man who gave his life so that you and I can sit here today and say now you know in the law, he and the Sahaba of the ultra on whom we ask Allah subhanaw taala to keep us steadfast upon his Deen, may Allah subhana wa Taala preserve his sunnah in our lives. May Allah subhanho wa Taala preserve his sunnah in our upcoming generations. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us his companionship and his Shiva on the Day of Judgment. I mean, Robert, I mean, brothers and sisters, there is one thing that we all inspire to be. We all want to be special. We all want to do great things in life. We all want to leave a legacy

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behind a legacy that people will always recognize us by. We want to do something always good for the ummah. But when we live today, as today, we live in a society where we are surrounded by people. We are surrounded by cultures, we are surrounded by mindsets and philosophies. Eventually, what happens is that we become a victim of what everyone is thinking about, and the certain mindsets and philosophies and thinking that is taking place outside. Each one of us sitting over here, we all have very special talents. Allah has given us something that he may have given someone else too. But each one of us internally, within our own skill set, Allah has made us special. Allah has given us

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certain talents that we can be proud of. And while at times people feel like that I'm a, I'm a useless person. I'm no good to anyone. I'm not good to myself, I'm not good to my family. No, each one of us, we can be special. Unfortunately, what happens is that we pay so much attention to what people are saying around us. And I always give this advice, that if there's one thing that we have absolutely no control over, when it comes to human beings is what they think and what they do and what they perceive about us. We have no control over that. The only control that I have over is what I believe in is what I do, and how much I can connect to Allah subhanho wa Taala that is what I am

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in control of. So rather than us trying to compare and trying to seek the approvals of people around us, rather than trying to seek the approval of the society that we live in, rather than trying to seek the approval of the culture that we are living in, if there's any approval that you and I we should be seeking, it is the approval

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Allah subhanho wa Taala because Allah is at the core of our life, Allah has to be at the core of our life. If our goal is anything but Allah subhanho wa Taala then that goal means nothing to us. If I do anything to please anyone else besides Allah, that we need to stop that right away and emammal Allah, Allah Allah He has talked about this in his book, in his book APIA

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Deen, that there are times when shaytaan comes to us and how he deceives us and I don't want to get into that right now. But the point of my hookbait is that you don't need to be special in this society in order to be special in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala because the society drink grades us, it judges us based on our economic status. It judges us based on our social status, it judge us based on how we look externally. But Allah subhanho wa Taala looks as internally if we are beautiful on the inside. If we are special on the inside, then it does not matter what our external state looks like, because that is what it is. That is what Allah looks at. As a Prophet sallallahu

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alayhi wa sallam he has said the Hadith in Allahu Allah yum guru either I just saw me come wala Illa see what he come Wallachian through either pulumi Kumar Malecon that is what Allah looks at. So every single day, you and I, we need to strive for that. And if we are connected to Allah, that Alhamdulillah and if we're not connected to Allah, that is a concern. I remind myself and all of you this, this story in the CETA of Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, a very well known story, that people from Makkah, the Quraysh went to Medina, to inquire from the Jewish community, that tell us or give us some questions that we can ask us who also Allahu alayhi wa sallam and hopefully we

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can trap him, we can prove that now. Billa he is not a prophet, we want to prove this. So the Jewish people gave this gave this community or the Quraysh this group of people few questions that go in ask us who also Allahu Allah He was alone, when they came in the eyes of Allah said Allahu alayhi wa sallam, and we all know the story that he said, I will let you know but he forgot to say insha Allah. What's important to know is this. After this, when Allah subhanho wa Taala disconnected his communication with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa salam. How did the Prophet saw some feel about that? before in the past, there were people who disconnected with Roswaal Surah Salam, there are

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people who call Him a liar. The people who called him a Saudi people must do and Amin the trustworthy now those same people are calling him COVID. The same people are calling him a saccade. The same people are calling him a que han and what had happened with his family. As soon as he began to give Dawa to that either Hey, Lola, the two sons of Abu Lahab, divorced the two daughters of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And can you imagine what state the problem is something he went through as a father, that his two daughters are divorced just because he said lie that Allah and just because he's giving Dawa to lie, Allah, but the person he went through all of that, and

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yes, those times were difficult upon him. But those are not events that are recalled in the Quran. The event that was recalled in the Quran, and you and I are we going to recite about this till the Day of Judgment is when Allah He stopped his communication with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa salam, because that was so difficult upon the province of Salem. Anyone can say whatever they want to say about the province Salam, it is still digestible. But when Allah thinks about me in a certain way, when Allah has stopped the communication with me, then that is a point of concern. Once again, the prophet Allah is teaching us the our focal point of life should be the pleasure of Allah

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subhanho wa Taala that I need to become a special person in the eyes of Allah no matter what this dunya thinks about me. And when Allah subhanaw taala when he revealed the ayat of the Quran after that, while attitudinally che in in NIFA. Daddy go further in sha Allah. What were the idea that were also revealed to the Prophet SAW Selim was ma what the aka Rob Buka wama Kala, and suddenly remember, they mentioned that this is in reference to when there was a pause in writing in the early life of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and some say that this is in reference to this to this story, nonetheless. Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling the province of Salem I'm not upset with

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you. And he said this he goes my what Dhaka I not say farewell to you

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Well Mark Allah and I'm not upset. I'm not upset. Why is it so important to mention to the Prophet SAW Salem? Because the Prophet SAW Salem he cares when Allah is upset with him. When people are upset, it's fine, I can deal with it. But when Allah is upset, then that's a cause of concern. So what's the goal of our life them? Who do you who do I need to work every single day to please, I need to please Allah subhanaw taala. And I need to do it based on the way it was shown to us by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, in the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there were so many I want to give some examples about how there were people that you don't just like

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in society, we always are so much particular about how we look. Because we always want people's approvals. We always want to know what people think about us. And then we will judge ourselves accordingly. And society changes, cultures change, and we always change our lives to fit the norms of society. And Allah subhanho wa Taala he is so merciful to all of us, that he's already told us in the Quran, that there is one thing primarily I'm looking at, if you want honor, if you want dignity, there's really one thing that I'm looking at, and that's not going to change no matter what country it is, what year it is, what era it is, it's not going to change you the Day of Judgment. Allah says

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in the UK, Rama coma in the law here at Qualcomm. What I'm looking for in you in all of us was ALLAH looking for he's looking for our Toccoa Toccoa does not only mean the fear of Allah it means our God consciousness, our commitment to Allah subhanho wa taala. That means that Taqwa exists because if you and I we have Taqwa that means that we have Allah in every aspect of our life. If I'm at work, and I have taqwa, I know that I'm not going to be sitting on my phone, while the boss cannot see I'm going to be sitting on my phone, and I'm still making money from the company. I'm not going to do that because Allah is watching me at the end of the day. If someone has given me a responsibility, I

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will do it because I have committed to that person. And Allah says in the Quran, whoa, full Bellard, that fulfill your promise and fulfill your commitment. When it comes to my family. I will not mistreat my family. Because at the end, they Allah is watching me. Allah knows what I'm doing. Allah is conscious of what I'm doing. And Allah has more power over me. When it comes to my community when it comes to my parents, when it comes to my siblings when it comes to my children. When it comes to the community members, I will do everything based on how Allah wants me to do it. And the fact that we are aware of Allah watching us is taqwa in itself. So Allah says you want honor and dignity gain

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taqwa in your life. And the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there was a Sahabi by the name of Vahid or the Allah Tala. And he was considered as a person who was not very much appealing in nature, or in terms of his looks. He wasn't very appealing. People will run away from him. One day, he went to the marketplace, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Prophet was salam, he went to him. And he was looking, he was standing in a way that he was his back was facing the Prophet sallallahu, ala he was sending them and the person came and he grabbed him. He gave like this big heavy hug. And he and he held them. And all of a sudden, he's thinking to himself, who's

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holding me. And then the person says, May ish, that he had a little lamb, who's going to buy the slave and he began to push that person off, not realizing that it was the Prophet sallallahu ala he was setting them and he begins to push him off. And he says may instead he heard that, again, the Prophet SAW Rossum said it. And then the second time when he heard the voice of the prophets of Salaam, and he paid attention to that he remained calm, because he realized that he was a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, after he turned around, and the power Salah and he said to the Prophet, some years to Allah, I am such a non good looking person. I'm such an unappealing person, that even

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if I was a slave, no one would buy me as a slave.

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Now this is a person who had self esteem issues. This is a person who has self esteem issues. And how many people do we have in the community who seriously have this problem? They have no confidence in themselves. They have seriously they have no doubt. They have a lot of low self esteem about themselves. They feel like they are not good in anything. They look at others and they're envious of others and so forth. This person voluble the Oregon had the same issue. At that time the Prophet SAW longwater He was send them said VA here. This is how you feel about yourself. But in the law, in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala you are a very beautiful person. Are you

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The law you are a very valuable person Allah loves you. And that it was all the VA he rolled on he had to hear in order to bring comfort to his heart for him as long as he knew that Allah loves me, that's all the matter to him after that. I'm delighted when Mr. Oh god Allah to the ion as a hobby that we are aware of as a hobby that once the amount of the Allah on when he was passing by a caravan, he began to ask him questions about the Quran. The stories long I don't want to go into that right now. And they gave an answer to every single question of automotive no hubbub. And at the end he said, he goes, it is it is.

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He said that I believe when he the answer all these questions they said, I strongly believe that all Abdullah bin Masuda the Athan is in your company. He's with you because no one knows the answers to these questions about the Quran. The only person I know who can teach that kind of things and who can provide that education is abroad with Mr. Udo the Allah Quran and I'm doing Mr. Udo the Allah Tada. And once this same companion,

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he went apart he went up a tree to get something and he fell down. And when he fell down, his legs were exposed. And he's exposed and his legs as they say in their mentioned the books of Sierra that his legs were very thin. And when he fell down and his legs were exposed, this hull began to laugh at him that look at these like tweaked legs. They began to laugh at him. And the problem was some he came in he says what are you all laughing about? And he said they were laughing at the legs of abdomen. Look at them look, I was skinny they are and the Prophet saw some says that here they may look insignificant. They may seem very light. But these legs are so heavy in the scale in the eyes

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of Allah subhana wa Tada because of what Abdullah Hassan was able to do. Judo AB * Allah is another example, a man that he was considered as probably the ugliest, the hobby, as some books mentioned, probably the no most non good looking for hobbies that you can possibly imagine. When he passed away in the Battle of a HUD's the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he went around looking for this man. He went around looking for July beef. And when he saw him that he was a shahid, he picked up his body, he picked up his body, and three times not once, but three times he said that July beef is from me, and I am from him.

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Think about that honor. Many people did not get that honor. But this man because he was so close to the Prophet sallallahu ala he was setting them because he was so close to Allah subhanaw taala he was able to gain that honor. So keeping these things in mind, our focus should be to please Allah subhanho wa taala. Now the next thing is that for all of us, we always are looking for opportunities to come closer to Allah. Okay, now we understand how important is to come close to Allah. But then there are opportunities that present itself. And as a believer, we have to always take up those kind of opportunities. Right now I just want to share a few with you share with you a few examples, from

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the seed of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that there were some Sahaba there were some Sahaba well known Sahaba that when the opportunity came to them, they never backed away. They always went forward and because they move forward, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. We word them tremendously for that. The first example is humble. The first example is 100. All of the Allah Quran 100 All the Allah tryin was with was at home with his with his wife. And he got the news that the Muslims are suffering and they're facing defeat in the battle of a heart.

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He got this news. He got out of bed. He was intimate with his spouse. And as we all know, that once you're intimate, you have to hustle. It is what it is funneled. But he did not have a chance to take that Wilson. He left the bad he went straight to the Battle of hearts. And very few fought and he fought and he lost his life.

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Now this was a man who was just a hobby. That's it. He was I mean, that's not It's not just something small. I understand. The point I'm trying to make is that there was nothing significant that he did. He got out he went straight to the battlefield and he gave up his life. But till today we talk about his story. Why? Because after this because when it comes to the outcome of a Shaheed you don't give whistle to a Shaheed a person who dies in the battlefield, you don't give them a whistle. You bury them with the blood on their clothes because that blood becomes

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Shaheed for them on the Day of Judgment, that blur in itself is a witness for them on the Day of Judgment. But here on the case of humbler for the Aloka on, he doesn't have a chance to take even a whistle. He was in the state of impurity, who gave his whistle. It was the mullah ICA, the mullah ICA came and they did his whistle. And from that day till today till the Day of Judgment, this man has earned the honor to be called of acetyl. Mullah ICA. The opportunity came he jumped on the opportunity to come closer to Allah to do something for his deen and Allah subhanho wa Taala loved it so much. Zane even sabotaged the EULA is another example. The Prophet SAW son came to him and

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said to his aid, that the Jewish community sends me letters. I don't know what's written in them, they could be possibly deceiving me. I want you to learn the Hebrew language. They they been several years ago and he did not even he didn't even think twice. He not think about who's gonna be my tutor who's going to be teaching me who's gonna educate me. The if the prophet said Allah or some is telling me this, and this is an opportunity for me to do something for my Deen because at the end of the day is not my deen is the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala and I'm pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala have it in 15 days and 15 days. He studied and he learned the Hebrew language. Today you and I

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are studying Arabic for so many years yet we don't we don't know Arabic 15 days he was able to gain enough proficiency that he could read and write. He could read the letters and he can write back on behalf of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Then the person came back to me said, I want you to learn the Syriac language. He says yes, Allah I'm there for you. Again. 17 days he mastered that language, then letters that were coming and going back to them were done by him. They were read by him. They were written by him on behalf of the Prophet sallallahu. It was set up. That was an opportunity that came for him. And when the once again the opportunity came, he jumped on it. I've

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already that even in Jarrah her the Allah Tala and his story is so well known in the Battle of 100, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he retreated for a moment. And during that time, the person was injured. He was wearing a metal helmet. And the metal helmet the size of that metal helmet had lodged into the cheeks, the cheek of the brothers, oh auntie, he was setting them. And I'm working on was there. And he was about to go forward and take them out. These were just two pieces of metal lodged in the mouth of problems on Sunday. And I said, No, this is my opportunity. He says you're not going to steal my opportunity right now. He went and with his teeth, because he realized that if

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you tried to pull them out with his hands, it may cause some discomfort to the prophets of Salaam. So he thought that let me put my teeth on it and let me yank it out. And he put his teeth on it and he yanked it out. And as soon as he yanked it, he lost a tooth himself. And oh, boogers on came to him and said, eyebrow, obey that enough, you lost a tooth. Let me take care of the other one. And he goes, No, this is my opportunity. Because these people were always focused on earning the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala they were always looking for opportunities to become special in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa taala. And when those opportunities came, they never held back. And then again,

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abroad, whether he went to the other side of the province of Salem, and he again he yanked out the other piece of metal, and again, again, he lost another tooth. But then this is why the Polish some he would always say that basil Basil is the most handsome, Toothless man. He was saved that kind of stuff. But the postgame he realized what he had done and now he knows that Allah subhanho wa Taala knows what I done for the Prophet SAW Salem. And that was special at that time because the person needed my help. And I was there for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam I was there for the deen of Allah subhanho wa taala. So if you and I we want to be special first of all is don't worry about

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what society calls special or not special. We have to be focused on in my special in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa taala. And secondly, and secondly, when the opportunities come to us. There are many opportunities that Allah presents to us. We can and don't take as small even the fact that you have to go to a local food pantry and help someone out there that can also earn the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala to go to someone's house and give them a ride something so small to give them a ride to the masjid, we may see it may seem to us die is insignificant, but in the word that could be very loved by Allah subhanho wa Taala to so every single opportunity of it

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A that comes our way, never hold back. If you have and you can contribute to the community, if you can contribute to the welfare of Muslims and you can help out the Ummah, then never hold back because at the end of the day, that could be our prime opportunity to come closer to Allah, that could be our opportunity to gain the love and the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala ask ALLAH SubhanA wa to give us the ability to be special in his eyes, we ask Allah subhana wa to Allah to make us beautiful on the inside, to make our internal our heart the primary focus of our life. Ask Allah subhana wa Taala to gain help us gain our spirituality and may Allah subhanho wa Taala bring

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this heart closer to Him and His Prophet salallahu it he was sending them back hola hola Anna, welcome Philippa and all them when I found out what you can do with the Hakeem I stepped foot Allah Holly welcome when he said was to be the first Alfredo in the who will afford Rahim.

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