Values to Live by Inspired by Zul Qarnain

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Nouman Ali Khan

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hamdulillah

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hamdulillah who want to study or who want to start fill

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up our karate on our own we let him in surely unforeseen. Amin say yeah Dr. Molina yeah hello fellow mobila Woman You did an idea when Chateau La ilaha illallah wa who actually color when a shadow Anna Mohammed Abdullah he also look a sallahu wa Hudaydah Buddha will lead ad hoc you who either directly work Fabula Shahida or some Allahu Allah He was seldom at the Sleeman Kathira Sierra Nevada in DC double LA. Well, he had he had you Mohamed insol a lot more and he was set up in a shovel to have inoculum. Ocular, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah

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Allah azza wa jal

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rubella immune Shakeology with a candle or name Kusatsu la comida enamel Candela who fill out the three now who included in some of our

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cyber Bobby shocky suddenly we're silly me rock that Emily Sania Kohli, Allah who masturbate and about Camilla Ilaha illa Allah, Allah Allah dynamin, Olivia Amador, Amiel Sati had but also be happy but also absorb me. Let me

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in today's brief clip, I'm going to share with you some lessons that are values I like to call them that we can benefit from in the story of company.

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The first thing I'd like to share with you is a reminder that a lot when he mentioned stories in the Quran, unlike the stories mentioned in other scriptures, other books, the primary purpose, the fundamental reason that he's mentioning those stories is not so we get information about history. So it's not like Allah will go into detail about geographical locations. What were the coordinates of this, you know, military campaign campaign versus that one? What exactly what are this person's full name, when, what century? What are they from, etc, etc. There's lots of historical data that you might find in a history book that is absolutely and deliberately missing in the Quran, always

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ignoring that information. And sometimes, because human beings by their nature are curious, you and I are curious, when Allah does not mention all these details, we become extremely curious about, well, who is this person? What century are they from, what location is being talked about. And one of those figures that draws a lot of curiosity, and a lot of different theories about who this might be, is, in fact, this figure named Luca name, who's only mentioned here, and so to have in,

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in my, in my deeper look series, on the Surah, we have explored all the different theories that have been, you know, presented by different scholars historically, and even some new research on who this person might be. But actually, today's robot is about none of that. Because as valuable as that might be. That's not the fundamental point. If that was the fundamental point, Allah would just tell us who this person is. And then you could do additional research on their life or history or whatever else. The fundamental purpose of mentioning anything, any story in Iran, is actually to draw values from it, values that you and I need for life, stuff that you and I need lessons that you

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and I need to learn, that would become a formula that become a way of thinking, and it's not limited to that story, it applies to me it applies to you, it's something we want to pass on to our kids, right, and it's things that we should actively be thinking about. And so from that lens, I'm going to try to pack, as many of the small lessons we can take from the story is possible. And the short time that we have, just to give you that sense of perspective, when Allah is telling a story. What how can we actively engage in what is he telling me here? What can I learn from this? What can I be inspired by when I hear this? So setting the stage for the story, not historically. But contextually

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it's interesting, that this is the same surah in which Allah mentioned young people in the beginning of this war, who left wealth, who left everything they had, they were they were sons of famous people. I mentioned this horrible gap before. And they essentially abandoned their luxurious life because they were committed to Islam. And as a result of that, they ended up seeking refuge inside of a cave. You know the story of what happens from there. But the point that I'm highlighting is, they left the material world for the sake of Allah. They made a draw from Lunia if you want to put it in religious words, they made hijra from dunya for the sake of Allah. And now we're, you know,

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two more stories after that were the fourth and final story in the Surah. And Allah is going to tell us all

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almost the exact opposite of what we learned in the first story, because if you only know about the first story, you and I might think that the thing to do is we should run away from this world. We shouldn't look for more and more in this world. We should be more like us hobbled off. Because there's so much fitna we should run towards a cave, right? And on the flip side, Allah mentions this hero to us, someone we should look up to, that Allah himself describes. And it says in nama Candela who fill out the when they asked you about Okabe, the first thing you should tell them the prophet is being told is that we gave him a lot of stability in the land. We furnished him with a lot of

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resources in the land and made him stable. Now this is directly in contrast with us Habitica have who are making hedgerows because they are actually more blue mean, they're the ones that are being their victims. They're also powerless. They don't know what to do the only the only thing they have at their disposal is to ask, beg Allah for some kind of way out. Why eat let them in Amina oshada, that's their situation for Gaffey. Go find some refuge in the cave. That's their situation, they're desperate. But on the flip side, the language Allah uses for local name is actually the same language Allah used for use of is use of Islam was given them keen in the land and sort of use of

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and that again, eventually led to what rulership, and essentially, he became the Prime Minister, if you will, the the Minister of Finance, and budgetary affairs for all of Egypt was one of the greatest empires of the world at the time. And the same phrase is now being used for Tokoname. So Allah is telling us that not only does he sometimes test people with nothingness that were the only choice they have is to leave the world behind, leave money behind leave their family behind leave wealth, and status behind. But other times, Allah has a different kind of expectation from the slaves. He doesn't expect the same thing from everybody. Sometimes Allah has given people a position

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of power, or position of wealth, position of political strength, in this case, political strength also, and all all kinds of means resources, that they can accomplish something amazing. So Allah says, Well, I think you know whom in Cooley Shea in Sababa, not only to be given stability, we gave him all kinds of resources. And some of is an interesting word without getting too deep. One of its meanings is you have something by which you can do other things, you can reach other things, right. So it's nice that you have a computer, but you can use that computer to actually start an online business, you can do other things with it, you understand. So it becomes a means to an end. It's

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nice that you have a truck. But now you started a delivery service, you're putting it to work, and you're doing more things with it. So Allah, you didn't just give him stuff he gave himself they can be used to do other things to resources that build further resources. Okay. So from this array, I'm starting to think as a believer that Allah azza wa jal doesn't just give me things. He doesn't just give me something to enjoy. But the things that Allah has given me whether there are material things, and material things could be like your car, your home, those could be material things. But sometimes Allah also gives us non material things. For example, your creativity is a resource, Allah

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gave you your ability, some of you are really good at mathematics. It's a resource Allah gave you. Right? Some of you are really good at planning. And that's a resource I gave you. Some of you have the gift of really good presentation, there are others of you that get nervous in front of two people you can't talk, there are some, some others of you can stand in front of a class of 20 students, and people will be confused with the teacher is, uh, you're the teacher, you're that confident you're good at presenting yourself. So there's a resource there resources that Allah has given you. And Allah has told us about local name, that He has given him all kinds of resources, we

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include Alicia insalata, at a Yahoo, Inquisition in Sababa. Now what this implies that is he's he's set up, his life is set up, he doesn't have to pursue anything more, because he has all the resources he could want. And if Allah is describing, that he's given a given him all kinds of resources, then he needs to just sit back and just say, Alhamdulillah I have everything I need. But the next is pretty surprising. Allah says Fatima Sahaba. Then he went in pursuit of yet even more resource. In other words, what Allah has given him has inspired, he's putting it to good work. He's doing something meaningful with it. And he realizes that talent and the resources Allah has given

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him it is now inspiring him to expand the Empire. Think even bigger. If what Allah gave me allow me to have

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Watch this much. Imagine if I accomplished even more acquired even more, I could do even more. Now this sounds like, you know, they have people pay good money to go to these builder expand your business seminars, and the early days of video, somebody gave me the advice to go listen to these, you know, some of these gurus that have these built your turn it turn your million into 10 million seminars, right? And it's an industry, right? And they have this, you know, let's have the billionaire mindset. Let's have this, you know, this kind of entrepreneurial mindset. And I've been around those kinds of people. I've seen that environment, I've seen that, you know, mentality. And

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the thing about that is, you might think that what I'm saying is have that millionaire mindset, if you've got 10, go for 20 Go for 30. Think big, think bigger than everybody else, right? And everybody sits there. And at the end of it, they have their own version of that community. Well, yeah, you know, the clap or whatever. But here we're learning about something much, much deeper, much deeper. And this is if you do if you do an analysis of all the people, Allah mentions in the Quran that were given resources, good people that were given resources, three that prominently come to mind, our use of Isilon who's given resources is given government he's given authority is given

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position and status. So they might add insulin is given government position, authority status, and it seems also local name, government position, authority status, that will dallisa These are a handful of figures that have been given a lot of resources at their disposal, and you have to do a careful look, and what are they doing with those resources. These people create a positive impact that benefits everyone, not just Muslims, it benefits everybody.

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It better the the starvation, that use of Alexa and save Egypt from didn't just save the children of Israel, the believers yaku and his family, it saved an entire nation from being starved, the vast majority of whom do not believe in Allah, the vast majority of whom do not believe in Allah. And yet, he was talking about all of them. In other words, the prophets and the good people that were given resources, learn to think about bringing about positive change, globally, they thought huge, they thought about massive levels of impact. So if Allah has given you a talent, and Allah has given you an opportunity, and more importantly, if Allah has given you some degree of success, then your

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mentality becomes how do I take this success, and turn this into a global enterprise that can make other people successful, that can bring about a good change for others, that can create job opportunities in places where there are no good job opportunities that can reform education in places where people are not getting a good education, there are things you can do to make the world really the world a better place. But and for someone who has the resources, one mentality is man, if I get a good job, and if I started making six figures, first thing I'm going to do is get this car right here. And this is the kind of house I'm going to get. And this is how many bedrooms it's going

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to have. And I'm going to have a swimming pool in about you watch you you people are going to look at my swimming pool, and they're gonna faint, you know, like you have this dream in your head about when you get the money, this is what you're going to have. But the mentality here is something else. When you reach that success, you're looking for the next milestone of success, not for yourself, not for the wash, not for the car, not for the house, you're looking at men the impact that we're going to make the next horizon that we're going to conquer the number of schools that we're gonna open up the village that's never even known what a hospital is, is about to get a hospital this year, you

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know, bye bye in five years, 100 hospitals, and 100 different villages around the world. That's the kind of mindset that brings about remarkable change in the world. Right? So he does this for us by Sababa. That's the inspiration we get from him. And what does he do with that reason? You know, kings and resources is a known thing in history. You don't have to be a PhD in history to know that empires go after resources. Right? In the last century, empires went after oil. And the world looks the way it does because of it. Right? We went after resources, the century before empires went after agricultural societies and trade routes, right? And so much, for example, India is carved by the

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British the way that it is because of trade routes, right? So that's the history of the world. This man has the resources. And now what he should be doing is looking at all the nations that have you know, ports because ports are really important for trade, or trade routes, or minerals, resources, or an established empire that he can crush and take over. Maybe that

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cuz that's what powers doodle they, they engage in that kind of power struggle. So we learned about his now superpower expedition, and his first expedition is, you know,

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Shamsi, whether the otaku movie I didn't hammy it, he keeps traveling west until he finds the sun seeking in muddy or murky water. Now muddy water isn't a good resource. So he's ended up somewhere that is unknown, basically, in the wilderness out there. It's not a developed part of the world. And he goes there and he doesn't find valuable resources, he finds mud.

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He, that's what he finds. And that's basically the end, where he reaches out you can see the sun setting there. And then all of a sudden, he discovers that he's not alone there. It's not empty wilderness. There are people that are not sophisticated. They're not developed, but they live in this area. They're unknown to him. And he gets exposed, you know, so he says, well, whether they're in a coma, he found right by that water, a group of people, new people now what powers when they engage in new societies, immediately, they see them as a threat.

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They see them as a threat. And they see them if they don't see them as a threat. They see them as a resource that can be used in some way or the other. If he Columbus, his writings about what he said about the natives when he landed here, what he said about the Native Americans, it might shock you, he will say, these are some of the kindest people I've ever met. They have no greed among themselves, they share everything, they share their meal with you, boy, they will make some really good slaves. They won't even talk about pick up a fight like this. He's he literally his eyes, in cartoons, they show you the eyes turn into dollar signs, right? He just he sees people, all he sees

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is someone to use. That's what he sees. Either you see an enemy that you can crush to take their land, or if they have no resources themselves to offer, that maybe they're the resource, we can enslave them like a feral enslaved, we can do that we can turn into their own little campaign goes there. He doesn't know this culture. He doesn't know these people.

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So what do we what do we learn that sometimes in your pursuit of more resources, you might come across new people, new cultures, you might come across a new environment that you've never been in before. And when you come across those new people, you don't have to develop a hostile mentality. But also, you don't have to be gullible. I don't have to think Oh, no, no, no, I should give benefit of the doubt, these people need me no harm, they might be feeding me because they're cannibals and they won't be fat enough before they cooked me I couldn't be happening to, I don't know, I have no way of knowing if these people mean good or bad. So what did Allah give him at that point, when he

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meets people that he doesn't know him, I interacted with him and that he left him hosta You can punish them, you have the power to do that. Or you could take some good from them.

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Or you know, you take a good approach towards them. And kinetics, this most intelligent approach. Among them, the people that are going to engage in criminal activity I will deal with that, like criminal should be dealt with, and among them that are doing well that do good, then they're going to have the best for me, they're gonna have a kind word for me. It's really interesting approach. He's not saying this is how I will deal with this nation.

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This how I will deal with these people, these people are all the same.

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Muslims are very quick to point out that other people are bigoted towards Muslims. Man, these people hate Muslims. You know, these people have these stereotypes against Muslims. Have you ever taken taken account of the kinds of stereotypes we have about people, like Muslims, the stereotypes we make of other nations, other races, man, you don't even spear people in your own country that come from a different village than you are the kinds of stereotypes you have of them and generations of them. So you and I should be the last people who complain stereotypes that other people make. Especially when you don't know someone, you know what, oh, I knew this one guy from this place.

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There. He was like that, man. They're all like that. I know what they like because I know one case study, right? So we take, you know, anecdotal examples, and we turned them into a formula. And now we know what the entire genetic form the entire nation, the entire strand of humanity, and we know exactly how they be. They're all lazy. They're all they're all this way. Oh, they're all gonna cheat you in business. Oh, if you see that one run the other way. He should not nation. Oh, no, no, no, no, those people you don't know. They're all crooks, you know, locally doesn't know these people. So he could just use maybe he's been in wars before but others because if you're expanding, you're

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going to get into wars. It's a new it's a new people. So it's a new threat. I should just be hostile towards them. No, I'm going to do my investigation. And I'll find that they're just human like everybody else. They have good among them. They have Alibaba, they're good. I will deal with in a good way in a bad way.

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Will you deal with in a bad way? It's actually a pretty reasonable, reasonable approach. And this approach, as basic as it sounds, is missing in most of our lives. It's actually missing if you do an actual investigation of yourself and myself, and how we look at other people from the lens of race, religion, ethnicity, background, language, culture, right when we, when we put one of those glasses on, we prejudge somebody and assume what they're all about, and whether or not their friend or foe. And that's something that he's, he's as an explorer. And as someone who's going to make use of great resources, learn to understand by the way, as hydrophobia wraps up, I also want to add here

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something else. Allah says He gave him all kinds of resources, right. And part of those resources, you know what it is making the right kinds of dealings with people, because resources aren't just your intelligence, there aren't just your ability to expand or building building your business empire. Those are those people that have built a business empire. If you know people that have expanded their business, they will tell you the hardest part is not finding real estate. The hardest part is not making the investment. That's not the hardest part. The hardest part is finding the right people, always 100% of the time. If you're running a store, and you're like I need to find

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somebody to run the cache, the hardest part is going to be finding the right people. And you cannot find the right people if you don't know how to do a proper investigation. I'm Mengele. Well, I'm

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sorry, handle man here, he says, I don't know these people enough, I'm going to do my investigation before I know who's good and who's bad. Because by the way, when new rulers come into power, and they take it over these, the locals may have seen the local name, show up roll up with this entire military. They're like, Oh, that's gonna be trouble. So some of the more scheming politicians among them would have gone with some fresh food and put in put themselves in the good books. So he sees them as a good guy. And all of a sudden, he's a good one. And then they can turn him against some of the other locals that he has beef with you understand, you can manipulate somebody very easily.

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That's what people do, right? The lobbyists do this with politicians all the time. Right, just get a meeting with them, show your face, and then your your voice will be heard. Or they'll know you as a good guy. Contractors tell me this all the time. construction contractors, they're like, Oh, the city won't approve our project. They're taking too long, they're delaying it too much. But man, if you just take the, the, you know, the city engineer, just take them out to lunch a couple of times, let him know you're really hurting. But all the other businesses didn't take out, take you out to lunch or not hurting. But this one, you took him out to lunch a couple of times, his stuff gets

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approved in two weeks, everybody else is waiting for three months. This is the way of the world not just in Pakistan, or Bangladesh or Indonesia. This is the way the world here in Texas, this is everywhere, right?

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And so this corruption actually leads to even more corruption. It breeds corruption. Right? It's and we consider this the way of the world. But those are not the kind of people that you and I can ever rely on. Those are not the kinds of people that can bring good in the world. In fact, one of the crazy things that happens in the world now is if you set out to do something amazing, you wanted to bring about a great change. And people will just as you met success, people are attracted to success, you know that people are attracted to success. So people come towards the successful and say, Hey, can I join you? Can I help? Can I be part of this successful thing you're doing? And I

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want to do it for the sake of Allah.

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You you weren't here, just a little while ago when this wasn't as famous as it was. Or as successful as it was, all of a sudden the sake of Allah woke up inside you. Right? And then And then three joined for the sake of these people down to the secret robot. And then as the thing grows, you'll find that a visionary has a certain vision, they just want to do good. But the people under they just want to grow the thing. They want to turn this into a material enterprise or corporate enterprise, or they have their own agendas. So the top of it is someone with sincerity. And underneath it could be a bunch of messes. You understand? And this is a reality. So the hardest part

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is getting the right people underneath you. Getting the right kind of people listening to the right kind of people having done by the way, allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he comes to Medina right now he's in a position of power in Makkah, he was not in a position of power. So

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the closest people around the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam were the Mahajan. Among them, particularly people like Roma, Lila and Lucas and

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these people, right, these people whatever money they had, they gave it up already.

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So they came with no political, financial, social research there migrants. There are migrants. So you would think because now this is a new city. This is a new place you should get people in your cabinet close cabinet position.

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Since that understand the local politics that understand the mindset of the people, they're used to having influence in this area, if you bring them close, then you will have a better chance at governing media properly. And by the way, some of those some one of the most successful politicians in Medina, who was really good at running the city, and people listen to him all the time. And he was very wealthy and financially influential and socially influential was, I believe in obey Allah, the heater, the leader of the hypocrites. And you know what he wanted. He wanted to get a close, he wanted to DDC and close to the prophets. I said all the time. He wanted to hear us to show up in the

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first row of Fajr prayer. Why? Because he wanted to still be seen as the influential politician. Okay, I didn't get the presidency, at least I look like the Vice President right now. So, right. So what are we learning from that? When you have a sincere, even sincere cause, the moment it meets success. See, before it meant success, you get people like earlobe and Abubaker. You get people to respond, you got people like that before it's successful. Once it's successful, who wants to be next to you, people like to live in a way.

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So success is actually a huge trial, because it attracts people that are attracted to material success, not the actual vision, not the actual purpose. And that's the challenge of the successful. So when he is coming to new places, he's not just making political alliances with corrupt leaders. He's not doing that he's gonna make his investigation and deal with people as they should be dealt with. You know, this, this is what he's doing. So there's some remarkable lessons in here. That leadership and if you you know, people say I just want to become a leader No, are you making the most of the resources you have? You're not then don't talk about being a leader. But what how what

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leadership have you and I demonstrated even over the things Allah has given us? Well, and fugu, Medina, como estas, Luffy, Nephin. So Hadith.

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The In summary, what I wanted to share with you actually, one more lesson before I let you guys go, I think you'll benefit from it. And just something to think about throughout the week. How can this apply to you and me? How can this be something that, you know, changes our gauges, our view of how we conduct business, and what we think about our future, right? So skipping ahead, Luca Dane, comes to a place where people are not able to communicate with him at all, barely able to get their point across there. Right. So he comes obviously,

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this is a person that has traveled to different cultures, he's traveled to different places, unknown places, so he's come across new languages before. So this is a person of international knowledge, global knowledge. And as a result of that, he knows different kinds of cultures and civilizations. But now in his new exploration, he's come across the people whose language is so unknown, there's barely you know, because for example, if if you're speaking, if you're speaking Urdu, and you speak to somebody who speaks Farsi, there's some common words in between.

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If you're speaking Arabic, and you speak to somebody who speak Somali, there's some common language in between some common vocabulary, because languages are impacted by one another. If you traveled to Turkey, or hear a lot of Arabic words, and their vocabulary, right, it just becomes part of a globalized language system. But these people, there's barely even any common vocabulary, like

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they're barely able to understand anything. So what does that mean? These people are cut off from the international world. They're a by the, by the standards of the rest of the world, uneducated people.

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They don't even know how to build what a dam, they don't know how to protect themselves from invaders that are coming at us that are coming. So somehow or the other, they're able to communicate this knee to them. That these these young Jewish come, could you build us a dam? Could you build us a barrier now suffer second, Luca name, a ruler who's built a mighty empire, an empire strong enough that he can leave his capital and go around exploring himself? That's a pretty powerful, stable empire, because when it came leaves town, the country might be in chaos. But Allah started by saying, Canada who fell out of the gate and resources in the land, we gave him stability. So he's so

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stable that he can go out there and Uncharted places right? Now when he goes there, and these people are asking Him for help, he could just turn around and tell them no, no, no, no, no, you don't tell me what help you need. I will tell you what you need. You don't tell me that you need a wall. I will tell you that you need a bridge instead or you need this instead. Or we'll just go to fight with them and like he can educate you What are you people know, you people can't even speak. You're gonna tell me what services you need. I work on aim. What am I trying to get at? When you have education, knowledge, credentials, degrees. experience when you have that and you come to a new place.

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serve a new people, you you are entering upon a new culture, you have to leave all the stuff you learn from before behind. And you have to be at the service of the people that you're trying to serve. And you have to actually listen to them as educated as you think they are. They're pretty educated about their own needs. And they know their own culture well, and they know their own place. Well. So we have this top down approach, by the way, the colonizer, European colonizers used to call it the White Man's Burden. They call it the White Man's Burden. What was that, that they have come to these, you know, brown cultures, these colored cultures, all of these people are primitive, they

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still make huts, and you know, do far primitive farming, they don't have the machinery and the advancements that we've had, that we've been blessed with. So God has commissioned us, the whites to make sure that the rest of these people rise up to civilization, because otherwise, these are almost animals. So we have this burden of bringing them to civilization. That's not the mentality of local name. He's not coming to these people and telling them, yeah, no, I'm going to tell you what you need. You don't tell me what I need. But he does realize that they're missing advancements in technology. They don't know how to build a wall. They don't know how to do it. Now, he could just

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say, Okay, this is what you want for me. I'll build it for you. What does he do instead? No, I'll build it. Allah has given me resources. I'll build it. By the way, he introduced a lot of them also by just saying that. But interestingly, what does he say? He says, No, you're going to help me in this project.

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I'm not going to import labor from my country. So that we suck all your money in building your country, and then you go into debt to us.

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Right? Like what China's doing nowadays, right? China's expanding all over the world. They bring their own labor force, they don't go to resources, they go to materials, they take ownership of it, and edition that says, Yeah, we have a highway now, we have a huge hotel. Now we have this, this this now. And they're all in debt to China.

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Right? That's, that's what's happening around the world. Right? And actually, many parts of the US too.

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But what's happening, what what happens is, he goes there, you guys knew all this was gonna cost you know, just bring me what what resources do you have? Yeah, how did

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you, that's how locally here bring it, he's not carrying iron ore with him. That's a local resource. Let's make the most of your local resources. And let me show you how to do this engineering. So when it starts, because one day, I believe, and it's gonna start showing cracks, you're gonna have to repair this yourselves. He empowers the people. He educates the people, he helps them, he makes them build it with him. That's what he does. So empowerment does not make you weak is my final value to share. If somebody came to you for help, if you're a medical student, and you've done really well for yourself, and you're already in residency, and somebody is just starting out, and they ask for

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your help, and you look at them and say, Look, man, if he if I help him, then one day, he's gonna open up a clinic across the street from me, and I'm going to lose patience. somebody's giving bad advice. Because I don't want future competition.

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No, no, no. How empowering someone else with what you've been given, does not take away from your success does not take, you know, somebody comes to me and says, what are some teaching tips? Oh, like, Man, I don't want to give him too many teaching tips, because he might become a better teacher than me, then what am I gonna do?

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No, whatever you give,

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it's not gonna take your disk away, by giving the best of your advice. They give giving the best of your knowledge to somebody else empowering somebody else. In fact, that's the way to build real resources. Because when you genuinely help somebody else with no strings attached, then local name, this is what I'm leaving you with locally does not have to come back to these people, and ask them to pay taxes, or leave a military presence there to make sure they stay loyal to him. He doesn't have to do any of these things. You know why? Because I know that some people are in debt, people become enslaved to goodness. In other words, he did such a huge favor to them, not just by building

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this wall, but by educating them and empowering them that they are loyal to him for life. He doesn't have to worry about them uprising against him or turning No, in fact, he built recently, the greatest resource you can build as a human resource to win people over. Right? Because you can have all the money in the world and the more money you make, the more enemies you're making. You could do that. And many nations have made done that before. Many business people have done that before they build their empire. And the more they build, they keep making more and more enemies as they go. Right? And even the employees that leave them hate them for life and make YouTube videos against

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them.

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Right. That's a you know what that's gonna do. That's that whatever service that is, whatever business that is, that is bound to fail, is bound to fail because it didn't win people over. But if you and I are here

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With whatever resources Allah has given us, and we want something to carry on, to carry the goodness of it on, and you have to win people over. There's some timeless and absolutely incredible lessons embedded inside of the story. I encourage you to read and contemplate the story of learning on your own and have those conversations among each other adults and even within children, allows them to allow us to benefit from contemplating Allah's words, and allows them to make use of those that are of a source of goodness for others, given whatever resources Allah has given us. BarakAllahu li Walakum

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but if anyone here can be it.

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hamdu Lillahi wa salatu salam, wa

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salam, ala Muhammad Ali, Mohammed, meanwhile, he also Happy May Allah azza wa jal feed me the Ebola and rubella Hema Shakeology in Allahumma

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