Daily Reminders – Finding The Right Messenger

Omar Suleiman


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One Ilana LogMeIn will occupy Tolkien Allahumma salli wa sallam abiotic radicals will kill Mohammed and sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, while earning, he will suck yourself into semen kathira. The brothers and sisters, I want to welcome you back to these reflections. And I want to actually build upon where we left off on Monday. On Monday, we talked about, you know, sort of the the prerequisite to any method of trying to reach someone through dow or an LC, how are they caught, you're trying to remind them or give them sincere advice or call them to the right way. And that is that the heart has to be in a place where it can receive rightful guidance. If the words are said perfectly with

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the right manner with the right wisdom, they're not going to reach an unwilling heart. And so the importance of trying to soften a person's heart so that they can actually receive the message. But I want to talk about another implication of this verse inshallah. So when asked contact says, Mama of a sudden them and will soon, in lovely son, he called me he grew up in a home, that we have not sent a messenger except in the language of his people, so that he could make things clear to them to make the proofs of Allah subhanaw taala clear to them. And there's a narration that says literally, believe it, call me in the language of those people. So when Allah subhanaw taala, sends messengers,

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he sends them in the language of their people. Last paratype does not punish the people until he sends them a messenger. The messenger not only speaks the language, the messenger is known to them. So it's not like you see in the stories of a prophet of the profits that a prophet pops out of nowhere, right. They're known to their people. They're known for their integrity, they're known for their authority, their trustworthiness, their good character, they're known for their uprightness, and they speak the language of their people, they don't have these barriers between them and their people that are unnecessary. They have the culture of their people and the manifest of the culture

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of their people what's not objectionable, they know how to speak to their people in the best way in a way that's going to reach them and bring them back to Allah subhana wa Tada. So what's the practical implication, or, you know, of this verse, what's something that we can actually take from this in our day to day lives. And this is, by the way, very relevant to people and our people in education, and people that just want to reach someone in their lives. And they're having a hard time doing so. And that is the importance of finding the right messenger, finding the right messenger, you know, last contact talks about, I'm loving saddam all the time, that he was a Shah had a witness

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from his own people, in Medina, that it's something to not just hear from someone that speaks your language, but someone that has lived your experience to an extent. Now, if a person's heart is looking for guidance, then they will overcome or try to overcome any obstacles in order to receive guidance from, you know, as many places as possible, when I say as many places as possible, I'm talking about the mouthpiece, the means, right? I'm not talking about, you know, rightful guidance being found outside of what comes out of divine revelation. But the point is, is that if a person, for example, is already engaged in fallibility in the pursuit of knowledge, and there's a person

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that speaks a different language that has a part of knowledge that they feel like they could really benefit from, they will, you know, they'll do what they have to do to be able to get what they need to from that person. You know, and it's beautiful that you see the learning of languages and the the traveling in our history, people that traveled for miles and miles to foreign lands to learn knowledge. But when it comes to someone who is, you know, having a hard time or you're trying to reach, and they're hesitant, they're resistant to it, the best person to speak to them, is someone that has lived their experiences to some extent, that can speak a language that will reach them,

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that can that can, you know, that can really relate to them, right, that can be as relatable as possible. Now, what that means is that, you know, we don't sideline, anyone from speaking on anything unless they've lived this particular experience, or unless they belong here. They know. But, you know, if I am trying to reach a person, and I don't think that I'm the right person to do it, right. So I want to reach this person, I want to bring them back to a lie, I want to bring them back to their senses, I want them to do well. And I don't think they're going to listen to me, then that's when I try to find someone else that can reach that person out of love for them sometimes out

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of frustration with someone that's doing something that's harmful to themselves. You know, we just want to tell them off but I don't want to tell them off. I want to bring them back. And so if I'm not the right person to bring them back, who can I talk to you that can talk to that person and this is not backbiting or gossip, you know, sharing information, or soliciting help because you think you can't reach a person is not objectionable in our religion. This

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As a part of who we are, this is a part of the mannerisms of our religion, right finding the right messenger. What that also means is that on an institutional level, you know, who's going to speak to the youth group who's going to speak to that group of people that's coming to take in Islam, one on one class, who's the right person to speak to this group, who's the right person to speak to that group, who's the right person to present something that might be very difficult for people to initially understand. But that person is the best suited person to present that difficult concept. Okay, who is the right messenger to that group of people, because not every messenger is for every

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people. Not every messenger is for every people, you know, Dr. Huntsman had to copy the whole law. He just, you know, released his paper on Islamic apologetics. And he talks about this idea of, you know, picking the right people to reach people where they are. And this is a methodology for us that you need to reach people where they are using the right techniques. At no point do you? Do you depart from the message? At no point? Do you dilute the message at no point do you depart from you know, acceptable means to convey the message, but who's that young man going to listen to Who's that young woman going to listen to? Who's going to resonate with that person who's going to resonate

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with that person who's best suited, and we work together to try to reach all that we can to bring people back to Allah subhanho wa Taala, utilizing different experiences, different skill sets, different styles, all of it with the same goal to you know, at the end of the day, to put people on a path that is good for them, to help people reach their own potential. And to help people come back to Allah subhana wa, tada, wherever they are, in their pursuit of a loss of hundreds or even if they're not even pursuing him. Right now, trying to help people find themselves means that we try to find the right messenger to reach them, we don't dilute we don't do anything that's objectionable in

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order to do that. But speak that language, who's the best person to talk to that youth group who's the best person to give that Islam one on one class, who's the best person to talk to, you know, my brother or my sister or my friend, who's, who's having a difficult time. And, you know, I'll end with with this example, because it's something that I've witnessed many times in real life, that you'll have someone that's, that's engaging in some sort of self destructive behavior. And their parents tell them that multiple times, but it doesn't resonate, because they've already tuned their parents out. Or they, you know, they've developed some sort of a perception about their parents,

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that their parents,

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you know, are biased or they're not going to speak to them in a way that's going to reach them. But then when their brother or their sister speaks to them, or an uncle or an aunt, or someone that they don't feel threatened by, for whatever reason, speaks to them and gives them the exact same message it resonates. So first and foremost, let's be clear, the the primary meaning of this ayah is beloved to me that a lot always sent messengers in His justice, he and his wisdom he sent messengers that spoke the language of their people, but to some of the practical implications we can take from this is trying to help people by reaching them where they're at using the right language, but in the

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night on using the different means and the different specialties that we have in our community but in the nighttime, in our families, in our circles of friends who's going to be the person that's going to reach that person and bring them back to a loss of parents Allah, may Allah subhanaw taala bring us all back to him alone. I mean, desert malachite on Chawla town tomorrow night will will be a special treat inshallah Tata so I hope to see you then within an hour