Wasted Potential

Omar Suleiman


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We begin by praising Allah subhanaw taala by bearing witness that nun has the right to be worshipped or unconditionally obeyed except for him. And we bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa Salam is his final messenger. We ask Allah to send his peace and blessings upon him, the prophets and messengers that came before him, his family and companions that served alongside him and those that follow in his lesson path until the day of judgment and we ask Allah to make us amongst them alone. I mean, your brothers and sisters, I want to begin with two scenes. One of them the singing of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam in Mecca, watching two of his persecutors and seeing the

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potential in his persecutors and making dua to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to guide the more beloved of the two of them to Islam.

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The vision of the prophets lie Selim was so beautiful and encompassing that not only could he see past the blows and see past the insults, he can actually see the potential blessing and benefit through some of those very same people that were casting the blows and casting the insults towards his waist. Allah Almighty who was salam.

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And he raises his hands and he makes the girasol Allah Allah He was Allah. Allah Houma is Islam. Oh Allah give victory to Islam. We are humbler on a rainy lake with the more beloved of the two almost two you all want to know how far below the low tide and or I'm an even a sham, Abuja Hello. Oh Allah give victory to Islam, through one of these two, and specifically, the more beloved of the two to you.

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And Subhan Allah and those moments, neither one of them was living a life that would make them beloved to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. But surely, Allah knows what good exists in a person and what potential exists in a person. And Allah answered that your as we know with only a hotdog, it'll be a little taller animal. That's the dura in the beginning. Now Subhanallah fast forward and look at the end of these two men. Both of them laying down with their wounds flowing. And you know, they say that your life flashes before your eyes before you die.

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If you think about the last moments of Abuja, versus the last moments of honorable hypocotyl, the allowance I

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have with Jehovah laying on the battlefield, in bed

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and his wounds flowing.

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And I'm beloved Mr. Udo the Allahu Anhu who used to humiliate in Mecca, who he wants stomped on in Mecca climbs on top of him. And the last thing Abuja, hell sees is Abdullah Massoud or the Allahu Anhu standing on top of him

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and he asks it in this route, who's winning? First says love other Takata monitor consult when you have to wait I love that you have climbed a difficult mount Oh shepherd of sheep, who do you think you are to climb on my chest? His ego is still strong, even though he's on the battlefield on the ground laying down about today. But he's saying noumenal available who's winning?

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And then Mr. Little, the low animal tells them that victory belongs to Allah. What do you Rasulullah and to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the Messenger of Allah, Oh enemy of Allah. And he ends up in the last moments of will Johanna saw everything crumbled before his eyes. You died for a false cause a humiliating death. And all of that potential was cast into a ditch alongside you. When he passed away, so much could have come out of this man.

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But what he became was literally a discarded piece of garbage that goes down in the history books as the fifth element of this ummah as the pharaoh of this ummah, a complete waste of flesh, a complete waste of potential.

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That that's Abuja has death. His wounds are flowing, his last moments.

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He is humiliated Subhanallah go to the death of honorable ha Pablo the Allahu Taala Ando Amaro, the Allahu Anhu was stabbed leading the salah and the message of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as a Khalifa, who is now globally acclaimed for what he had done to spread Islam and to spread the ethics of Islam and to give glory and victory to Islam as the Prophet salallahu audio sunnah made your out for him.

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And when I'm going to follow the law on who was laying and because of his strength is his stab wounds. He did not succumb to them for some time.

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As people are praising him and remembering all that he had done

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For the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. And for this OMA,

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I want you to ask yourself if there was a single person in Medina, who didn't look at ominous barbital, the Allahu taala. And who with an eye of all, with an eye of glory, with a complete certainty that this man had lived up entirely to his potential

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that this man had accomplished everything that he could have possibly accomplished. Through that drive the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that Omar will the Allahu Taala and what he did his job, he lived up to exactly what he was asked to live up to. And the only person that would be questioning whether or not he did enough at the moments of his death would be honored to have probably a law unto himself. Every other person around almoradi alongside Andrew St. Joe Zach, Allahu heylia. Many may Allah bless you for what you have done. Look at this, look at what you've achieved. And the only person still questioning whether or not he left anything on the table is

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going to be honored hypocotyl The Allahu Tada and connected you're out of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he saw the potential in these two men, the humiliating end of Abuja, laying on the battlefield and better cast aside like trash, I'm going to help out a little the Allahu Taala and who in his last moments with an ummah surrounding him with gratitude and honor until today, when you go and you visit al Madina, Munawwara and you say a Salam or aka rasool Allah As salam o aka vaccuum As Salam, O Allah.

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May Allah Subhana Allah be pleased with the companions of the messenger. sallallahu alayhi wa salam.

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That's what you called fulfilled potential. Now when Abuja had left this world, he had next to him very Chroma in Abuja, Nkrumah his son, along the Allahu Taala animals. The shock of Abuja hell on the day of judgment on Abuja is cast into the depths of the fire and his son is a Shaheed

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and Waleed left this world

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thinking he was humiliating the Prophet sallallahu. It was sort of the shock of unworried cast into hellfire and seeing his son harlots all the Allah Tada and with the sort of Allah ascending the ranks with legions of believers that can't wait to meet him and surrounds him.

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All of these people who lived on to be the potential of what their fathers never were. And when you hear the beautiful stories of fathers and sons and mothers and daughters being joined at a higher level and Jana, you also have the story of the fathers that are cast into the pits of the fire, while their sons chose a different path. There are going to be many what ifs on the Day of Judgment, if only I would have an every single person who enters into the fire of hell will see the potential palace in Paradise that they would have had imagined the regrets of Fidel Subhan Allah can you imagine if it only would have become muscle, if it only would have listened to the data of Musashi

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and Salah and said this kingdom is all for Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and I have repented to Allah. Imagine the palace that Allah would have given to him

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in exchange for the one he would have given up in this life,

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but instead, fit our own on the day of judgment before he is cast into his place in hellfire. We'll see what could have been of that palace. While asiyah It has Salam enters into the palace that she saw while she was still being persecuted by Fidel and in this dunya what could have been, it could have been this, it could have been that Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about this phenomenon on the day of judgment of the what ifs Annie Magnuson, now, the mat will occur. On that day, as everyone sees the proceedings of the Day of Judgment taking place. Everyone will know what they have put forth. And what they left behind. Some of them festering, they say what they have put forth of sins

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and what they have left behind opportunities to please Allah subhana wa to Allah, that when you look at that day as it is unfolding before your eyes, you'll remember the many days that you could have done something more than many blessings that you could have used for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala all the what ifs there are a lot of lows, a lot of what ifs that are quoted in the context of the Day of Judgment when he looked through the Quran. And subhanAllah the best of you comes out when you see the worst of consequence. And that's why Eliza just says that when the people of hellfire Oh to Kula heinous, Allah Allah lo

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anelli Kalwa 10 Hakuna Amina Icynene when people see hellfire, when they're finally about to enter May Allah subhanaw taala not make us amongst those people that enter into the fire may Allah spare us from it entirely Allah who I mean, when the people enter into the fire, they would say lo anelli kilowatt. If I had another chance, I would not just be from the muscles, I wouldn't just be from the believers Hakuna mean and Watson in I would be from those who excel, I would be from the best of the best I would be from the people who prayed more, the people who fasted more the people who gave more the people who dedicated more, if I had another chance, Allah would see what I'm truly capable of

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what I truly could have.

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But at that point, it's too late. You see, there were a lot of people that lived in life of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam that had a moments where they could have made a choice. There are many people left behind in Makkah, who probably at some point thought about becoming Muslim. Prophets Lysa made his right after that decade of difficulty. There are many people who we will never know, who probably thought about it, when they heard the profit slice on him and said, You know what not worth it's not worth the risk. Let me stay behind and see how this plays out. And perhaps they didn't live to see fatik Maccha they didn't live to see the end of that story. And so

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they're What if becomes a source of regret, rather than a source of relief on the Day of Judgment. On the other hand, think of all the people on the Day of Judgment, who say and Hamdulillah I listened.

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Alhamdulillah I heeded that advice. And Hamdulillah I heard that horrible when I heard it, and Hamdulillah I heard that lecture when I heard it, and Hamdulillah I listened to that friend when I listened to that friend Alhamdulillah I took into consideration that proper introspection when I did, and I didn't wait until it was too late and hamdulillah and hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah and so the motto of the people of Paradise is and hamdulillah Praise be to Allah the motto of the people of Hellfire is yeah hustle lotto. Oh how I regrets All praises be to Allah for enabling me. Oh, how I regret not doing what Allah enabled me to do when I was in dunya.

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The people in Jannah are remembering the good deeds that they did. The people on Hellfire are saying, lo if I had another chance, I would have done those same deeds, wasted potential wasted blessings. Now, here's the thing. When we talk about this concept of Maha Sabha, this concept of holding ourselves to account you ask yourself what made almoner Maha Pablo the longtime and who capable of achieving his full potential. And again, no one would doubt that he achieved his full potential except for him while the Allahu Taala

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was that all model the Allow time and who used to do al Maha Sabha. He used to do self accounting, self accountability has evil and fullcycle copula and to hassle. hold yourself accountable before you are held to account. Weigh yourselves before you are weighed. And so you have to think to yourself if I could get a masterclass from I'm gonna rip off all the allowance and one more house of if I could watch a model the Allah and when his private moments before he went to sleep at night. And he thought to himself what he could have done better. Where he fell short that maybe no one else caught but him and what he thinks he could have done better. Imagine that thought process, because

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it's one thing to do Maha Sabha of your loop, it's one thing to take into account your sins. And to say this is where I send this is where I send them. A lot of us probably don't even do that. Right? We're at least at night, if can you imagine if you took a few minutes every night, and you went back and you replayed the tape for that day. And you said I backed by did here.

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I messed up here. I did this sin. And he sought Allah's forgiveness every night for that what a person of exon would do as well when a person of excellence would do in that Maha Sabha is they would also replay the tape and say I could have done this and I could have done this and I could have done that. The opportunity costs where I could have outperformance I missed the moments where I could have pleased the loss of hundreds if I missed an opportunity where I could have pleased the loss of hundreds on you see, one of the beauties of a son one of the beauties of excellence is that you set your own standards and you set them in accordance with what Allah subhanaw taala has given

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And you're not waiting for anyone else to set an expectation for you to do better. You're not waiting for anyone else to tell you about how great you could potentially be. You're not waiting for anyone else to invite you to a higher degree of Jannah. You're not waiting for anyone else to tell you that you don't need to live a life where you're merely getting by and you're being a bystander to the imperative of data that we have in this country to spread the message of nine out of law

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Muhammad Allah so Allah that you don't need to be a bystander to the Islamic work and capacity building, and the relief work in the cinema and the service, you don't need to just be a bystander that opens a YouTube video every once in a while or watching something here, it does something there. But you also can be a part of it, and you're not waiting for someone else to tell you to be a part of it. You invite yourself into those rooms, you invite yourself into those efforts, because you have a standard that you set for yourself, and you're not going to wait for anyone else to push you into Jannah. The call is there. The call is there. And subhanAllah one thing I'll end with here,

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and reflect upon, and I always found it very interesting that when you read about the rich companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam. And by the way, I'm going to make this disclaimer from now I am not fundraising today, if you thought that's why I'm here giving the ultimate there's no fundraiser today whatsoever. But I always thought to myself when I went to Medina,

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where's the palace? About the amount of an overall the allowance? I don't know. Where's the palace of Earth? Not even a family? Allah Han? Where are the palaces of these rich companions? Where are their old you know, grounds where they used to have this in the US to have that isn't an amazing that none of that is locatable at this point.

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The wealth that will bucket all the law in Ohio and Mecca.

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The best properties, where are they? Where did they go? They don't exist anymore, because they have been converted into sources of continuous charity for those people.

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You won't find a palace for if mama the Law No, but you'll find palm trees and gardens that are funded by his initial donations and oh cough potential, and I guarantee that's going to be far more beloved to him on the day of judgment than a palace that he gave up for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. But you know what Allah did leave

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Allah azza wa jal left the dwellings of some of these arrogant powerful people, Messiah Kina, go ahead and look at them.

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Go ahead and look at them. Allah left these incredible exquisite architectural forms of genius and innovation

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that were put forth by his blessing through a people who never acknowledged the source of that blessing. So you could look at them, you see the palaces, you see the fortresses of those who rejected the prophesy, Simon Medina, you see the palaces, you see the dwellings and the stone carvings of some of the destroyed peoples in that region? What benefit does it give them on the Day of Judgment? And can you imagine the source of regret when they see that on the day of judgment and say, that could have been something so much more?

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It could have been a palace agenda.

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Now, it's not just wealth, because wealth is the easiest quantifiable example it's time. It's time. You know, people ask me this panel about fundraising. I'm saying, I wish I could fundraise for volunteers. It's time there's a notable decline across efforts

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across North American and many places of people that want to give time for the sake of Allah subhana wa. Like, you know what I want to dedicate myself to a cause.

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People are too comfortable being by standards.

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Don't let your potential go to waste because everything that Allah gave you have a unique quality, a unique potential is a unique opportunity for a special place in Jannah.

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Don't let it be a source of your regret on the Day of Judgment. You want to have as little lows, if only it's at the time of your death, because there are people that Allah azza wa jal mentions that when they're dying, they're saying that as little of those as possible when the day of judgment is established, and you know that things just got much more serious. And none of those at the border of hellfire, where hopefully you will not enter the night Tyler, you want to have as little of those loaves of those gifts as possible, at the time of your death on the day of judgment. And at the time of your entrance into whatever destination Allah subhanaw taala has decreed for you may Allah

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subhanaw taala let us be amongst the people of alpha those who have the highest degree of paradise. May Allah guide us to that which is pleasing to Him, and then grant us sincerity in pursuing the means to please Him and then grant a steadfastness upon that path of guidance, and then grant us entrance into the abode of his pleasure. And may Allah subhana wa Taala allow all of the blessings that He has given to us in this life, to be converted into blessings in the afterlife as well. May Allah Subhana Allah to Allah use us for that which is pleasing to Him. May Allah Subhana Allah forgive us for our sins, forgive us for our shortcomings. May Allah subhanaw taala make us amongst

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those whom He is pleased with and make us amongst those Alma Icynene those who excel in being pleasing to Him, and may Allah azza wa jal countless amongst those who love Him, and who are beloved to him, and who surround

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His Beloved One sallallahu alayhi wa sallam fulfilled dose of Allah Lama Amin a protocol he had was stuck with why we recommend a certain Muslim universal fill in a hole affordable

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