The Youth Dilemma

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The point is when you pass away, you leave a certain legacy, you leave a certain imprint, you leave something on this earth. And whether you are the most wicked person or whether you are the best person, yes, there are going to be people that are going to be crying into your janazah. Yes, there are going to be people that are going to have pictures of you. Yes, there are going to be people that are you know, that are going to say what a good man he was. Yes, there are going to be people that are going to actually feel sorry that you passed away.

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But fast forward a little bit. 100 years from your janazah What is your legacy?

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What did you do on this earth?

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What was your contribution? That means you difference that made you a stranger couldn't fit dunya and nagori. Hi, Bella, Sabine. Salalah. Honey with somebody says be in this world as if you are a stranger, or a wayfarer, or someone who traveled to a foreign land, had no financial means no family, no nothing well, being this as if you're a stranger. What have you contributed at the end of your life? What can you truly say about yourself? 100 years? What will people remember about you? And somehow a lot. Whenever you think of the youth dilemma, the first thing that comes to your mind is what? What is the youth dilemma? It's funny, because usually the answer is of the uncles and the

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youth are so different.

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The uncles will say he doesn't have a topi on his own.

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And they used to be like, girls,

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drugs, right. All of that is the youth dilemma, people will come up with these different answers. But these are all symptoms of a bigger problem. They're not the problem itself. The dilemma is not girls, the dilemma is not drugs. The dilemma is the vulnerability of that young person's face, to those drugs and to those girls and to whatever it may be. That's what it is. That's the dilemma as to how a lot when you're a man is not strong enough to hold you back from something that is forbidden from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And people sit in different ways. Some people they commit sins, like animals, you know, some people yeah, you know, they they're good overall. And this is,

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this is, you know, somehow a lot, every son of Adam makes mistakes could look to Adam hapa every single app, some of Adam makes mistakes, but some people make mistakes make you know, they do sin. They commit those disobedience is those violations every once in a while they fall into a weak spot. And so they'll fall here, there and that's the true for all of us. None of us are not assuming none of us are infallible. And some people, you know, they're like, you know, they're like chameleons, they go with it. They go with whatever's around them. They adapt whatever's around. If they're around good people, they take the characteristics of those good people. If they're around bad

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people, they just take the characteristics of bad people. And this is a natural human tendency and miroir Allah Dinelli.

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A person is on the face of this front. You are your environment. Whether you are if it's a $4 million mansion and surrounded by dumpsters, it's going to stink. It's going to have flies inside. Lysol, no amount of Lysol in the world is going to get that smell out. So to an extent Yes, every bad environment will influence you. But some people are just they just get carried away like the winds panela they're gone with the wind whether if it's good people that you know I'm religious, if it's bad people, I don't need peer pressure.

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Automatic I just act like the people I'm around and some people are animals.

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The Hema an animal like self.

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When Allah subhana wa tada describes it as kill and I haven't been home alone,

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like sheep, but they're actually more Australian sheep. You want a more severe example, cattle and Kevin integridad, a young adult through Korea, like a dog. If you leave it alone, it's going to do what

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pan's the tongue will always be sticking out.

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If you give it you know, if you if you put a bone in front of the dog, it's going to pet it's not the tongue is going to be sticking out no matter what you do. The dog is always going to be

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sometimes the panela we just become extravagant with our sense to a point that we actually become impolite. With a loss of power. It's just rude. We're going to pursue a sin, whether it benefits me or not. I'm just gonna pursue it. I'm just carried over

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And then I'm attracted into sin. I have an addiction to sin. I'm just going to follow this Pamela, everyone has their limits. Everyone has their boundaries. But now here's where the problem comes in. And here's where the dilemma comes in.

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I can't tell you how many times I've had someone asked me, I'm going to be very, very, very blunt.

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For the youth, I'll try not to be too blunt. But you know,

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shift is kissing as bad as in.

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You know, if I get really intimate with a girl,

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you know, would I be punished as if I committed Zim we don't have an Islamic State? We're not we're not there is no evidence here that are being you're not going to be stoned. Is that what you're asking? You're not gonna be like, No, no, but if there was an Islamic state that I'd be flogged there still, what are you trying to get from me? What are you trying to add or shift? Is we'd have them?

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Nah, there's nothing in the Quran that says we just had on, right. Common just means, you know, jack daniels, today's pauwela. You know, is weed as that as alcohol. Is this as bad as that? What is this person trying to do?

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What are they trying to do? Someone tell me?

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Yeah.

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Find an excuse to do something wrong in a way they're trying to water down their faults that they don't feel too bad about.

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You know, I blew up my bustling little town I was approached by

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one person came in and said, to me a lot of bustle a lot of time when I kill them, and live would be forgiven for it.

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And he said, yes, you can be forgiven for killing a person.

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We often will not one another a lot of times is not forgive should we ever did about doing another key forgives anything other than that.

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And then another man walks in front of the companions of agulla vessel, he loves it. And he says, If I kill a man, could I possibly be forgiven? He says no.

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So the people that are sitting there thinking to themselves, what just happened? One guy walked in and said, If I kill him and live in Can I be forgiven? He said, Yes, another man walked in and said the same question. And he said, No. What was the reason? Does anyone know?

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Yeah, I'd love

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to recognize the first guy was coming. And he, it's obvious he fell into that crime. And he's seeking forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala exposed and he's seeking forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala. And he's feeling guilt. And he wants to know, we'll accept his total, earlier evangelina software

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engineer, so say, Oh, my servant who has been extravagant with himself, extravagant descending against the loss of habitat, don't despair from the mercy of Allah, Allah forgives all sins. So

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dance is giving him hope. The second person walks in there and what was he doing? He was looking for an excuse to go kill somebody.

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He wanted him to tell him that you know when it's gonna be okay, go ahead and kill somebody. That's what the safe bomb does. say Well, before you commit the sin tells you Look, man, what's going on and Barney loman. Finally, it's like and sort of use it. Whenever the brothers were talking about killing, you know, plotting against us, the body is set up

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to do us to kill us.

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Or put them in a land that no one's like, you know, let's get rid of use of honey syrup and the youngest mothers telling other mothers what's better than the old ones on the heat. You're all going to be righteous people. After that. We'll be alright. We'll be able to pick ourselves up after that. And this is what Stefan does before you commit a sin he tells you look, it's it's okay. A was a horrible he was most merciful. Stefan is your favorite Mufti, your favorite item? He beats chef Google. He beats said Wikipedia, he beats ship Yahoo. I mean, he's like all of the he's the coolest chef that you can possibly have. Because he'll tell you everything.

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But then the problem is after you commit the sin, what does he say? So how can you do that to yourself?

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You are a disgusting person. You think Allah will ever forgive you? You think you have a chance of being forgiven? Don't you remember when you did this and you did this and you did this? Don't you know a lot of people

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will completely flip the switch, or as a loss of handouts Island is telling you the opposite. Avoid disobeying a loss of power to

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avoid sinning against the loss of habitat and try your best hold yourself. restrain yourself and then if you end up falling

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the last movie of your Toba sincere shame on tells you the complete opposite. Now the brothers and sisters

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The reason why I'm giving this sort of lengthy introduction

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is how long? What is the real youth dilemma?

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Is it really that the girl that came around you was just that attractive?

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Or the drugs weren't that good? or doing this? Was that easy for me? Was it really the sin itself? Or was it the fact that your email, your email, cannot bear cannot hold itself hold its own in that situation? that whenever someone walks by, you just have to look, you just have to stick you also have a lot you go to Muslim countries today, Muslim countries, I'm telling you, and Muslim countries, the Congress formula, even to those who say this was to happen. Trust me. People are just looking at the women like this. It's like all you're showing is the face and just looking directly at them. And then if you weren't a thug, they still might arrest?

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Is the problem that she's dressed immodestly or is the problem that your face is so weak, that even when she's dressed that modestly, you still can't hold yourself? So we need to stop blaming the societal issues and blame ourselves, look at our own selves. And this is where we really have to ask ourselves, what do we want? What is it that we're looking for? When you sit in your seat, because you think it's going to bring you a certain result? What do you want, you know, as much as everyone else might want you to succeed, unless you yourself wants to succeed, you can't succeed. Right? If your parents somehow don't get you, they know a professor and yell or they know people yell and they

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have a lot of money and they can get you and yell. And then they can get you to graduate and become president of the United States, you'll still be an idiot.

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Because you weren't smart enough.

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Just because you had your connection factor connection did not guarantee you success. The point is, is that unless you yourself, want to succeed, you can't succeed unless you yourself want that no matter what, no matter how many people want you to succeed. So I want each and every one of us to seriously ask ourselves, what do we want? What do I want? What do I want my legacy to be? What do I want people to say at my journalism? After my janaza, 100 years after? What will people look back and say about me? Or will they even look back and say anything about me at all? Will I be someone who contributed in an evil way? Who left a bad effect? Pamela, I don't you know, there's a profound

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video, Chef Mohammed

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online called email from the grave, I'm giving you the link, so you can go watch this whole video. And he was talking about a young man in Saudi Arabia, who used to receive pornographic emails. He paid for some kind of pornography subscription. And every time an email would come to him, he you know, he used it as a way to gain leverage with his friends, he went to all of his friends, he said, Look, I'll send it to you for free. Every time he goes practice. So he made an email list. So every time he received something, he sends it to everybody else. Then he dies in a car accident, I think he said he was like 1819 years old.

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And then a week later, all of these kids are coming to the sheriff and they're saying [???], he sent us an email again,

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we got the email. Every week, they were getting this, these emails, we got it again, two weeks passed by, they're still getting the emails. And somehow, it turned out, he set up an automated email system. So that as soon as they came in, they automatically went out.

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That's a way of having a very nasty legacy. We asked the last contact to protect us from that. Many people have insignificant legacies, they lived very ordinary lives. They have a lot. Everything, you know, it's so funny, because I always see this, whenever a young person says I want to do be, I'm gonna be me, I'm gonna be free, I'm gonna do this, I'm gonna do what I want, I want what I want to do, I'm gonna do whatever I want to do. And then actually, what they're doing is they're falling into the same footsteps of somebody else. So you left. Being a slave of a muscle was added to being a slave of the kid at school who can't get better than a D on his report card. You left being a

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slave of a must pass out to being a slave for someone else. I mean, hey, if you're compelled to dress in a certain way, because you feel like people will look at you differently. If other people's perception of you influences your behavior, then who are you really worshiping? You just left the slavery of a loss of paradigm to the slavery of someone, someone else you didn't escape nothing. And so they ended up dying.

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very insignificant. 100 years ago, from now, no one's gonna care. No one's gonna know. And then there's the third group of people. We asked the last patch out to make it someone

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stuff that they, they put, they put something on this earth, they leave something in this dunya that yields the maximum rewards and archive. Over years and years and years and years. They leave an example. They leave a legacy. And nothing can take away that legacy. And somehow I want you to truly think about that. 100 years from now, who are you? Do you even matter? If you do matter? Do you matter in a good way? Or do you matter in a bad way? Pamela? It's not that we're seeking praise and fame on Earth. I'm just asking you What's your legacies? Because obviously, everyone wants to be special. Everyone wants to be different. But how many people are actually being different? How many

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people are actually coming out and breaking that self dunya and actually doing something different and special and building a legacy for themselves. And the worst thing that can possibly happen, I want you to think about this.

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If you're the type of person, who when people talk about you, they say oh my gosh, I love my son is so good. He has such a good heart. He does this he you know, when people when people start talking like that, what do you know is coming next. But

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you know, whenever people begin by praising your characteristics and talking about how great you know, he's such a good person, and he's so loyal. And he loves his mom so much, and he really wants to succeed, and he but

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whenever that button is there, then you know that you're in trouble. That automatically means that you're not living up to your potential. That automatically means that people see good in you, but you don't see it in yourself and you're not living up to them. Because you're constantly corrupting yourself. You're constantly going around stuck to a shopping, trying to find what chef will give you the easy opinions of problem. You're constantly going around, then you're looking at other people and you're saying, well, he's doing this, I'm better than him. You know, in some, in some places, the religious guy is the one who just has a girlfriend. You know, he doesn't go any further. That's

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the religious guy in some places, the one who goes to the prom, but he sits on the side he's the religious guy.

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What standard did he set for himself? Where did these standards come from? But he can look down on that person. You can say well, that person does this.

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Rahim Allah.

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Allah.

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But Sophia Rahim, Allah Allah, may Allah have mercy on a man who was too busy with his own faults to even think about the faults of anybody else?

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Are you living up to your potential? Are you living up to your potential Are you really you know, using those those traits that last outsider gave you to leave in effect on this earth.

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And it all comes down to one Heidi

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also lost a lot he was sent upset that there are four things, these are the four things that you will be asked about on the Day of Judgment. Definitely. No surgeon, his feet will not move.

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His feet will not move us out of bar until he is asked about these four things. What is the first one and only about his age, but isn't like our standards in dunya, where it's about how long you live, you know, if you live 110 years, you're going to have those cameras at your house and people are going to put you in some kind of record book, you know, you're going to have achieved something great. Is that what it was? I was gonna ask you how many years you live, there is a loss of habitat is going to ask you I'm hungry, the FEMA, what he did with all those years, because some people at the age of 14 have accomplished what others have not accomplished at the age of 100. A Love does not

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care about how many years you live a love cares about what you do with those years.

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The potential that you have, are you realizing that potential enough, some people are more productive, you know, they always look back at the sleight of hand in the setup. And we say that he really used to read the Quran that much. I mean, seriously, Did he

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really at that age? You know, he memorized the Quran. And he already was doing all of those great things he was already giving through some of the problems I saw at that age. Are you serious? Yes.

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Whenever you pass away, it's not about how many years you live on this earth. It's about what you did with Pamela you're born into this world. You come from nothing. And at the

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Villa de la mia Quincy and the color. There was a time when you did not exist. You come into this earth. You learn how to walk. You learn how to add that

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All that stuff. I have a nine month old baby son, an expert baby talking on the fifth of baby talk. All right, you grow up a little bit older. Then you start to develop all these abilities. You're not in the stroller anymore. You get to walk and you get to hold Mama's hand and mother's hand in the supermarket. All of these things happen that you develop, you go through the stages of life, and then guess what happens?

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You start to lose your ability to speak again.

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You start to lose your ability to walk again. Instead of being in a stroller, you're in a wheelchair.

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What did you accomplish between those two times? That's it for last peloton allows you to live to see those things. So a lot of will ask you, not about your age, and opening FEMA now What did you do with those years? And then secondly, I'm just making FEMA a blab about your body, not World's Strongest Man competition, the last panel, I'm going to call you on the Day of Judgment. And if you if your biceps are this big, or this big or whatever, you know, it's not about that. What did you do with what a loss paradigm has given you? I want you to seriously think about this. Some of the greatest scholars of our time were blinds. six foot bows like them all one time, was blind. What did

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he accomplish with his life? Some of the greatest diamond shift kiss going on was blind. What did he accomplish? What is life? What did they manage to get done? With what they have? We have eyesight. We have limbs at our disposal. We have this youth that we can do things now that people cannot do when they get older. What do you do with it? What did you accomplish with it? Also, there's some people that have mental, you know, deficiencies. They still memorize the poem.

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My mother

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had four strokes suffered from throat cancer.

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You know, Pamela, the last year of her life, she finished reading the port ad 14 times in Ramadan.

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Last year for like, what I'm trying to say is a loss peloton is not going to ask you about your body, your strength, it's what you did with the potential that you had and how you lived up to that potential. What capacity could you have activity? And how did you act in that way?

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shift after the dub Rahim Allah, I'm not going to get into a discussion about the way he did that. And those types of things. No, just look at the man's contribution from them. You can disagree with what the way that he did things, but you cannot deny what he was able to accomplish. A loss of Allah tala tested him in the last years of his life with What does anyone know?

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He was paralyzed, not just paralyzed, nose down.

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The man who could stand up there and talk with the most dominating voice. Now, I can't even use his tongue.

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What do you do on earth? When all you have is your eyes? What did he do? He wrote letters of doubt. He debated with his nurses, Christian nurses, he coming out and followed up with the preachers that he used to debate with. And you know what one of his Christian nurses except that is?

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What I'm trying to say is that man, let him hold on to Allah with his two eyes accomplished more than what most of us have accomplished with our own with our own bodies, but was not going to ask you about how strong you are. What do you have? Everything isn't? How did you use? What was given to you? What's your legacy? What's your potential? The third one? And they're ending up? Now? That's it, about his knowledge? How did he benefit with his knowledge? Today, we mark our standard of knowledge is how much you memorize. Our standard of knowledge is how much you know, unfortunately, how many times are the people who study students of knowledge, not doing anything whatsoever to

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benefits? Do not benefit people whatsoever?

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How long

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do you have to use that anytime is given to you. Knowledge is not just some information that you collect so that you can go and you can start arguing with people and you can start, you know, putting people down and you can show off what you have knowledge has to be put into action or else it's completely worthless. It's just information. It's just as beneficial as a closed library. And the fourth one, I met a man named Nikita Saba, who will FEMA and Falco

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and I just want to mention, actually first with the knowledge and email him and say me about him all the time. And what's this title?

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Check what is

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he accomplished amazing things on this earth.

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Does anyone know that he nominates a male he more or less father was actually a scholar.

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Not only that his grandfather

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As a great scholar, not only that he has a brother, does anyone know the name of the brother? Remember, it's a whole lot.

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You caught me?

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What was his first name? Anyone? No?

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No one.

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Do you know that he had a brother?

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He might have shut up the dean have been TBF who is actually more knowledgeable than him.

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It's not my word, the words of it that we owe him a whole lot.

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But who do we think of today? When we say say for this law?

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Him? We don't you know, there were people that lived in his time a sub key and others and scholars what what do we think of events IBM? Why because whether it was dow whether it was whether it was you know, fighting, you know, fighting off deviancy, whether it was jihad, whatever it was, he was always there. There was, he might have been saved me a whole long time. It's not just the knowledge he had, it's the way he put it into practice. The fourth thing, your money, men at night contested that who were female. And where did you get your money from? Thomas, you spent this

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you know how this is the only one out of the four things that I love that muscle loss is the thing that you're going to be honest about the story as to why because nowadays, you could be living your life and how long in every way possible, but as long as you come in, you write your check to the masses of people as a martial law brothers as

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you are an amazing person.

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Hello, it's liqueur, pork, Libba.

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One female. And what did he do with it? Allah Subhana Allah to Allah is not going to ask Allah, Allah is not going to pick up a Forbes 500 magazine on the Day of Judgment. And a loss of habitat is not going to care of Bill Gates or Sam Walton was Richard doesn't matter. Some people with $5 do more than what others do and 500,000. Some people with a demo recordings of muscle loss why some are more rewarded than people with as much as 1000 by 1000. A million.

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Why? Because they lived up to their potential. They lived up to their capability.

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They try their best. And I want you to seriously think about how much wasted potential do you have? How much wasted potential do you have? That if you use it for this team, you could be doing amazing things. But instead we're just trying to find the backdoor and everything. Trying to find the backyard? How can I commit the maximum amount of sin while having the least amount of guilt? That's what it is. How can I do the worse without being called out as much as possible. And that's what we do some how to learn.

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If you truly want to succeed, you don't need anyone to give you.

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You don't need anyone to tell you what to do.

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Because your heart will actually guide you to that because Allah subhana wa tada has legislated that which is purest, I learned that which is for goodness, how long? How many times do you look in the account but it's not and find something that's how long that's actually good for you.

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And how many times do you find something that's how long or that's how long that's actually bad for you. It's not there. I'm not saying that you don't need scholars, I'm saying that your heart will not allow you to find all this wiggle room and all these backdoors you will not make yourself any excuses because you want to succeed. You want to live up to your potential. You want to have a legacy. You want to be someone special. You do not want to leave this earth as an ordinary person.

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That's how I

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was brother

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will call you.

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I saw the video online. I love this quote. English poetry. It's not out of the shadows. It's not that they want to separate some people trying to live lives that are extraordinary, but they ended up being

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extra ordinary.

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They want to be outstanding, but they don't stand out. I love it.

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What makes you different from the people around you?

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What makes you hurried? What makes you weird? What makes you strange? What makes you different? What makes you someone who is going to leave a legacy someone who is not going to be forgotten on this earth for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala because you're seeking the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala on the day of judgment when you stand there. What is your future to enter gentlemen? What is your budget to enter paradise? You know, when people apply to a very prestigious university. A lot of people have 4.0

00:30:01--> 00:30:09

Whenever they apply, what happens, they still get rejected. Why? Because your resume wasn't unique. You have nothing unique.

00:30:10--> 00:30:21

You weren't difference. You weren't standing out. Nothing was really special about you. I want you to think about them. For SOPA civil law, my name is answers to

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frequently current in the room. But he said before, in every single generation of my home, there are people that are Saturday morning, pioneers, their foremost, as I'm going to Sydney, for the love of time, as it will be a lot of stuff about him, tell us about them equally high, they were at the forefront of every good, you don't have time to worry about symptoms, you look at your email, and you try to strengthen them. And you judge yourself by that standard. What will be my legacy?

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Let me ask you this question. If I'm sitting in a Sunday school classroom, and I tell you to clean up the messes, it's good for you. What is the headache that I'm going to use?

00:31:07--> 00:31:10

Anyone know? Give me some ideas. Tell me what the virtues are pleading the message.

00:31:12--> 00:31:13

Somebody

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was that?

00:31:19--> 00:31:19

What was her name?

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You know, I don't know. Because we don't know.

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Furthermore, I mentioned the woman who used to clean the lesson.

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But it's not necessarily

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authentic. We don't know. We don't know the name of the woman that used to clean the mess.

00:31:40--> 00:31:49

We don't know for a fact what her name was. We don't know her biographical details. We don't know how old she was. They don't know anything about her. We don't know her family name.

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But it's her legacy, more than the legacy of power.

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What was the name of Abuja?

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Oh, Buddha has named

00:32:04--> 00:32:07

the only some of you can answer I wouldn't know he's out.

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But we all know him as the father of ignorance. Wasn't he wealthy on this earth, didn't have a lot of money, didn't have a lot of status didn't have a lot of power that woman will use to clean the masjid.

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And even some of the Sahaba thought was too insignificant to go wake up was disturbing.

00:32:30--> 00:32:49

That woman is being remembered on Earth. Probably every moment in some Sunday school and some holiday in some hotel. She has more of a legacy than the richest men 600 years ago, the most famous men 500 years ago, 1200 years ago, 1800 years ago, she has more of a legacy.

00:32:51--> 00:33:11

You know what that means? now known as them a little bit Islam well enough to Latin America, certainly later, he doesn't have a lot. As a problem. A lot of times we said we are people who are law honored with Islam, if we seek in any way else, we're just going to be humiliated. You won't have any legacy on this earth. Can anyone name me who the richest person in the world was 500 years ago?

00:33:13--> 00:33:16

600 700

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who have the keys to his palace to the gate of this palace that needed multiple multiple men to carry it? Anyone know what Karl's dad's name was? What his legacy was? Do you find any mark that these people were able to leave no legacy what so ever? And if they did leave a legacy, it was a bad legacy? What is your legacy? The sooner you start working on it, the more you become focused on it, the more you become focused on being special.

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The more that I lost the title honoring

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people always lead them to the old age. You walk into any budget and Muslim countries and walk into any Muslim today, if it's open, and there's one or two people sitting there, and this is good for them for the older brothers and take advantage of that have that allow us to grab the best reward. But how many times do you walk into a message in the middle of the day and find the 18 year old reading?

00:34:21--> 00:34:40

Find the 20 year old reading a book of body or reality sleight of hand. The Times does that happen? Too many too often people wait until they get older to start worrying about their legacy. It's just like the kid who goes to school and then worries about not getting into college because he has a 1.8 GPA whenever he's a 12th grader.

00:34:41--> 00:34:46

Like you didn't think about this earlier. Now you're worried about them.

00:34:47--> 00:34:50

And I just want to mention in closing

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one thing that actually I didn't plan to mention because panel that's very hard to mention.

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This was something that

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just happened last week.

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You know last time it says in the Quran silica double after the jallianwala de la Yuri do

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not give us

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when our when Abdulaziz Rahim Allah tala was dying.

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And he asked everyone to leave him

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his wife and his children, her it being said to him, or actually him saying

00:35:29--> 00:35:31

what happened behind the who would you

00:35:32--> 00:35:59

let the laser to withdraw he did someone a job. Welcome to these spaces that don't belong to Jin and human beings was a beautiful smile on his face. The men who lived in the most severe poverty, about the allowable time, left an amazing legacy to a point that he's even considered the fifth point about a Bostonian although he lives many years after I do the alone time. I want you to think about that. I think Kadar will ask him, this is what he was reciting

00:36:01--> 00:36:14

the Quran. If this is the home of paradox we granted to those who don't seek status on this earth, not corruption. And victory belongs to the pious victory belongs to it looked at.

00:36:16--> 00:36:22

Last week, a man passed away in Louisiana, actually, this week, Sunday evening.

00:36:24--> 00:36:26

When I was growing up,

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I used to see this person, this brother every single day was sitting with his two sons.

00:36:38--> 00:36:39

Nobody whose name

00:36:41--> 00:36:43

nobody knew anything about

00:36:44--> 00:36:58

all they knew is that this was the most quiet person that he could find that every time you saw him, he was gonna greet you with a warm smile. And he was gonna say somebody come and move about his business. My whole life. I was seeing this brother like this.

00:36:59--> 00:37:00

And

00:37:01--> 00:37:13

he just passed away last week. And he was so unknown, even though he was in that community for so many years, that even when the emails went out that he passed away. People didn't even know who he was.

00:37:14--> 00:37:17

Turned out after he passed away, his biography came out.

00:37:19--> 00:37:20

His name was shakin,

00:37:22--> 00:37:24

the son of Luke.

00:37:25--> 00:37:26

He was from Mississippi

00:37:27--> 00:37:31

was an army veteran accepted Islam and the United States Armed Forces.

00:37:32--> 00:37:36

After he accepted Islam, no one knew this. He wouldn't he studied in But even

00:37:38--> 00:37:39

after studying in Medina,

00:37:40--> 00:37:51

he went to Malaysia. He wrote a book on the names and attributes of a lost power that's used as a textbook in high schools in Saudi Arabia. He married his wife in Malaysia, his wife, this relation,

00:37:53--> 00:38:01

came to America lived in a community for 20 years or more, never once said who he was. Nobody knew.

00:38:02--> 00:38:03

Nobody.

00:38:04--> 00:38:07

This was a person who did not seek the status in this venue.

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Yet some have a lot you know how he died.

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Sunday night.

00:38:17--> 00:38:19

He was making saw in his

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last panel, Tata sent him a heart attack.

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And he wasn't found until 20 minutes or so after that heart attack.

00:38:34--> 00:38:38

Were already you know, the facts on his body were too severe.

00:38:40--> 00:38:41

And he passed away.

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I want you to think about

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this was a person who never saw status in this life. Number. He had the credentials, he could have done something.

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But Allah subhanaw taala granted him something that all of us could only dream about dying in your most intimate moments with a loss.

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Where will you be?

00:39:10--> 00:39:10

What will you be doing?

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And what will people say? And more importantly than all of them, What will a loss

00:39:18--> 00:39:23

say to you? What will be your head jovie or proof on the day of judgment?

00:39:24--> 00:39:34

It's time for us, especially young Muslims. Stop thinking with a victim mentality

00:39:35--> 00:39:40

that it's too hard being a Muslim in this country. There's too much calling me away from a loss and

00:39:41--> 00:39:43

you have no idea what this hollow

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but they left legacies that are untouched.

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Not too long, the restaurant or the law

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or the Assemblyman

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whoever is looking for some examples to follow

00:39:59--> 00:39:59

whoever is waiting

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These great superheroes to come, please

00:40:04--> 00:40:08

wait for people who have already died. companions of the Prophet Elias,

00:40:09--> 00:40:57

we ask Allah subhana wa tada In conclusion, to make us amongst those who make every use of every moment and this light, seeking to please him some hadn't wanted to have, even with our leisure, we only do it to reboost so that we can continue on the mission of pleasing Him kind of one time. And we asked a last pattern what to add, and not to make us amongst those who wasted potential who wasted their lives. And who can only show up on the day of judgment and say low, the cowboy. Only I had another choice for a corner minimize the name that I will read from amongst those who excel in good deeds, because there's no way that you can come back once you're gone. We asked the last panel

00:40:57--> 00:41:39

to add to enlightenment our graves to make our graves gardens a paradox, and not chambers of hellfire. We asked the last panel what to add, to make us some of those who when they pass away, they are greeted by angels of mercy and not angels of wrath. And when they pass away, they are taken through the heavens and called by the best of names not taken through the chambers of torture called by the worst of names. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us among those who are praised in the presence of the greed or some kind of what's it called on the Day of Judgment, and who are not amongst those who are humiliated. And we ask a lot of palitana finally, to gather us in the

00:41:39--> 00:41:54

companionship of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam in general for those with his companions and those that follow and those that follows on We ask Allah Subhana diner to make us amongst them last night I mean, just around a Christmas America a horrible

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what do we think of Vince IBM? Why because whether it was dow whether it was whether it was you know, fighting, you know, fighting off deviancy, whether it was jihad, whatever it was, he was always there. There was, he might have been saved me a whole long time. It's not just the knowledge he had, it's the way you put it into practice. The fourth thing, your money, man at night contested the home of FEMA, and where did you get your money from anonymous you spend this?

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You know how this is the only one out of the four things. That muscle loss is another thing that you're going to be asked about the source to why because nowadays you could be living your life and how long in every way possible, but as long as you come and you write your check to the masses of people as a matter of law brothers deserve love. You are an amazing person.

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Hello, it's liqueur, pork Libba.

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One female. And what did he do? Was it a loss of happiness Allah to Allah is not going to ask Allah Subhana Allah is not going to pick up a Forbes 500 magazine on the Day of Judgment. And a lot of time is not going to care of Bill Gates or Sam Walton was Richard doesn't matter. Some people with $5 do more than what others do with 500,000. Some people with a demo recordings of muscle loss why some are more rewarded than people with as much as 1000 by 1000. A million.

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Why? Because they lived up to their potential. They lived up to their capability.

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They tried their best. And I want you to seriously think about how much wasted potential do you have? How much wasted potential do you have? That if you use it for this Dean, you could be doing amazing things. But instead we're just trying to find the backdoor and everything. Trying to find the backdoor. How can I commit the maximum amount of sin while having the least amount of guilt? That's what it is. How can I do the worse without being called out as much as possible? And that's what we do some how to work.

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If you truly want to succeed. You don't need anyone to give you

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you don't need anyone to tell you what to do.

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Because your heart and will actually guide you to that because Allah subhana wa tada has legislated that which is purest, I love that which is for business, how long? How many times do you look in the account but it's not and find something that's how long that's actually good for you.

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And how many times do you find something that's how long or that's how long that's actually bad for there. I'm not saying that you don't need scholars, I'm saying that your heart will not allow you to find all this wiggle room and all these backdoors you will not make yourself any excuses because you want to succeed. You want to live up to your potential you want to

00:45:00--> 00:45:07

Have a legacy. You want to be someone special. You do not want to leave this earth as an ordinary person.

00:45:08--> 00:45:09

That's how I

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was brother.

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I'm gonna call you up.

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I saw the video online. I love this, quote, English poetry. It's not out of sheer habit. It's not that we want to separate some people trying to live lives that are extraordinary, but they ended up being

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extra ordinary.

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They want to be outstanding, but they don't stand out. I love it.

00:45:36--> 00:45:38

What makes you different from the people around you?

00:45:39--> 00:46:10

What makes you hurried? What makes you weird? What makes you strange? What makes you different? What makes you someone who is going to leave a legacy? Someone who's not going to be forgotten on this earth? For the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala? Because you're seeking the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. On the day of judgment when you stand there, what is your future to enter gentlemen? What is your potential to enter paradise? You know, when people apply to a very prestigious university, a lot of people have four point O's.

00:46:11--> 00:46:19

But whenever they apply, what happens, they still get rejected. Why? Because your resume wasn't unique. You have nothing unique.

00:46:20--> 00:46:31

You weren't difference. You weren't standing out. Nothing was really special about you. I want you to think about them. For so possible law. My name is I'm supposed to

00:46:32--> 00:47:04

have been arraigned frequently currently in the room. But he said before, in every single generation of my home, there are people that are Saturday morning pioneers, their foremost, as I went to Sydney for the love of time, as I need for the law. I know some of them, tell us about them equally high, they were at the forefront of every good. You don't have time to worry about symptoms. You look at your email, and you try to strengthen them. And you judge yourself by that standard. What will be my legacy?

00:47:05--> 00:47:15

Let me ask you this question. If I'm sitting in a Sunday school classroom, and I tell you to clean up the messes, it's good for you. What is the headache that I'm going to use?

00:47:17--> 00:47:21

Anyone know? Give me some ideas. Tell me what the virtues are pleading the message.

00:47:23--> 00:47:24

Somebody

00:47:26--> 00:47:27

was that?

00:47:29--> 00:47:30

What was her name?

00:47:32--> 00:47:34

No, I don't know. Because we don't know.

00:47:36--> 00:47:39

Furthermore, I mentioned the woman who used to clean the lesson.

00:47:41--> 00:47:42

But it's not necessarily

00:47:44--> 00:47:49

authentic. We don't know. We don't know the name of the woman that used to clean the mess.

00:47:50--> 00:47:59

We don't know for a fact what her name was. We don't know her biographical details. We don't know how old she was. We don't know anything about her. We don't know her family name.

00:48:02--> 00:48:06

But it's hurt legacy more than the legacy of power.

00:48:08--> 00:48:09

anyone whose power

00:48:10--> 00:48:11

What was the name of Abuja?

00:48:12--> 00:48:13

Oh Buddha has named

00:48:15--> 00:48:17

the only some of you can answer I wouldn't know.

00:48:18--> 00:48:30

But we all know him as the father of ignorance. Wasn't he wealthy on this earth, didn't have a lot of money, didn't have a lot of status didn't have a lot of power that woman will use to clean the masjid.

00:48:32--> 00:48:39

Even some of the Sahaba thought was too insignificant to go wake up was disturbing.

00:48:40--> 00:49:00

That woman is being remembered on Earth. Probably every moment in some Sunday school in some halachot in some hotel, she has more of a legacy than the richest men 600 years ago. The most famous men 500 years ago, 1200 years ago, 1800 years ago, she has more of a legacy.

00:49:01--> 00:49:22

You know what that means? That no bone has been a little bit Islam well enough to Latin America, certainly later. He doesn't have a lot. As a problem. A lot of times we said we are people who are in law honored with Islam, if we seek in any way else, we're just going to be humiliated. You won't have any legacy on this earth can anyone named me who the richest person in the world was 500 years ago

00:49:24--> 00:49:59

600 700 Koroma who have the keys to his palace, to the gate of this palace that needed multiple multiple men to carry it? Anyone know what Karl's dad's name was? What his legacy was? Do you find any mark that these people were able to leave no legacy what so ever and if they did leave a legacy, it was a bad legacy. What is your legacy? The sooner you start working on it. The more you become focused on it, the more you become focused on being

00:50:00--> 00:50:00

Special.

00:50:01--> 00:50:03

The more that our last panel title honoring

00:50:05--> 00:50:30

people always wait until the old age. You walk into any budget and the Muslim countries and walk into any Muslim today, if it's open and there's one or two people sitting there, and this is good for the for the older brothers and take advantage of the hamdulillah grandma's Katana grab the best reward. But how many times do you walk into a message in the middle of the day? and find the 18 year old reading for one?

00:50:31--> 00:50:51

Find the 20 year old reading book of Mojave, or the oldest one of the times does that happen? Too many too often people wait until they get older to start worrying about their legacy. It's just like the kid who goes to school and then worries about not getting into college because he has a 1.8 GPA whenever he's a 12th grader.

00:50:52--> 00:50:56

Like you didn't think about this earlier. Now you're worried about them.

00:50:57--> 00:51:00

And I just want to mention in closing

00:51:03--> 00:51:08

one thing that actually I didn't plan to mention because panel that's very hard to mention.

00:51:09--> 00:51:11

This was something that just happened last week.

00:51:13--> 00:51:19

You know, let's head on to tile that says in the Quran, silica double after the jallianwala de la la you redo

00:51:22--> 00:51:22

the happy

00:51:25--> 00:51:27

hour with Abdul Aziz Rahim Allah tala was dying.

00:51:29--> 00:51:31

And he asked everyone to leave him

00:51:33--> 00:51:39

his wife and his children, her it being said to him, or actually him saying

00:51:40--> 00:51:41

what happened behind the who would you

00:51:42--> 00:52:10

let the laser to withdraw he did someone a job. Welcome to these faces that don't belong to Jim and human beings was a beautiful smile on his face. The man who lived in the most severe poverty, about the allowable time, left an amazing legacy to a point that he's even considered the fifth point about a Bostonian although he lives many years after I do the alone time. I want you think about that, I think kendari afia. This is what he was reciting

00:52:11--> 00:52:25

the Quran. The aim of this is the home of paradox we granted to those who don't seek status on this earth, not corruption. And victory belongs to the pious victory belongs to it looked at him.

00:52:27--> 00:52:32

Last week, a man passed away in Louisiana, actually, this week, Sunday evening.

00:52:35--> 00:52:36

When I was growing up,

00:52:38--> 00:52:46

I used to see this person, this brother every single day, I was sitting with his two sons.

00:52:48--> 00:52:49

Nobody whose name

00:52:52--> 00:52:53

nobody knew anything about him.

00:52:54--> 00:53:08

All they knew is that this was the most quiet person that he could find that every time you saw him, he was gonna greet you with a warm smile. And he was gonna say somebody come and move about his business. My whole life. I was seeing this brother like this.

00:53:10--> 00:53:10

And

00:53:11--> 00:53:23

he just passed away last week. And he was so unknown, even though he was in that community for so many years, that even when the emails went out that he passed away. People didn't even know who he was.

00:53:25--> 00:53:28

Turned out after he passed away, his biography came out.

00:53:29--> 00:53:31

His name was shakin,

00:53:32--> 00:53:34

the son of Luke.

00:53:35--> 00:53:36

He was from Mississippi. He

00:53:38--> 00:53:42

was an army veteran accepted Islam in the United States Armed Forces.

00:53:43--> 00:53:46

After he accepted Islam, no one knew this. He wouldn't he studied in But even

00:53:48--> 00:53:49

after studying in Medina,

00:53:51--> 00:54:02

he went to Malaysia. He wrote a book on the names and attributes of a lost power that's used as a textbook consultant, high schools in Saudi Arabia. He married his wife in Malaysia, his wife, this release,

00:54:03--> 00:54:12

came to America lived in a community for 20 years for more, never once said who he was. Nobody knew.

00:54:13--> 00:54:13

Nobody.

00:54:15--> 00:54:18

This was a person who did not seek the status in Estonia.

00:54:19--> 00:54:21

Yet some have a lot. You know how he died.

00:54:23--> 00:54:24

Sunday night.

00:54:27--> 00:54:30

He was making saw in his room

00:54:33--> 00:54:35

last panel times that have a heart attack.

00:54:38--> 00:54:43

And he wasn't found until 20 minutes or so after that heart attack.

00:54:45--> 00:54:49

Were already you know, the effects on his body go to severe

00:54:51--> 00:54:52

and he passed away.

00:54:53--> 00:54:54

I want you to think about

00:54:56--> 00:54:59

this was a person who never saw status in this life.

00:55:02--> 00:55:05

He had the credentials he could have done so.

00:55:07--> 00:55:15

But Allah subhanaw taala granted him something that all of us could only dream about dying in your most intimate moments with a loss of habitat.

00:55:18--> 00:55:19

Where will you be?

00:55:20--> 00:55:21

What will you be doing?

00:55:22--> 00:55:27

And what will people say? And more importantly than all of that, what will a loss

00:55:29--> 00:55:33

say to you? What will be your job will be or proof on the Day of Judgment.

00:55:35--> 00:55:44

It's time for us, especially young Muslims. Stop thinking with a victim mentality,

00:55:45--> 00:55:51

that it's too hard being a Muslim in this country. There's too much calling me away from unless

00:55:52--> 00:55:54

you have no idea what this Halloween

00:55:56--> 00:55:58

but they left legacies that are untouched.

00:56:01--> 00:56:02

along the western world, a lot

00:56:03--> 00:56:04

of us

00:56:06--> 00:56:08

whoever's looking for some examples to follow.

00:56:09--> 00:56:18

Whoever is waiting for these great superheroes to come. To understand that we don't wait for people who have already died. companions of the Prophet Elias

00:56:19--> 00:57:07

We ask Allah subhana wa tada In conclusion, to make us amongst those who make every use of every moment in this life, seeking to please him somehow we want it to happen. Even with our leisure, we only do it to reboost so that we can continue on the mission of pleasing Him kind of one time. And we asked a wasp pattern to Allah not to make us amongst those who wasted potential who wasted their lives. And who can only show up on the day of judgment and say low, the cowboy. Only I had another choice for a corner minimize the name. Then I will read from amongst those who excel in good deeds, because there's no way that you can come back once you're gone. We asked the last panel

00:57:08--> 00:57:51

to enlighten our graves to make our graves gardens a paradox and not chambers of hellfire. We asked the last panel what to add, to make us some of those who when they pass away they are greeted by angels of mercy and not angels of wrath. And once they pass away, they are taken through the heavens and called by the best of names not taken through the chambers of torture called by the worst of names. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us among those who are praised in the presence of the greed or some kind of war to Allah on the Day of Judgment, and who are not amongst those who are humiliated. And we asked the last panel, finally, to gather us in the companionship of Rasulullah

00:57:51--> 00:58:06

sallallahu wasallam in general for those with his companions, and those that follow and those that follows on we ask the last Paragon to make us amongst them long. I mean, does that mean like around a person is the American a horrible Yeah, that was talking about a local