Seerah S01 E14 Part A – Hone Your Management Skills

Sajid Ahmed Umar


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My dear brothers and sisters in Islam Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. A great Welcome to our brothers and sisters in the Melbourne Medina, and our brothers and sisters, all the way from the comfort of their homes. I welcome you to Episode 14 of the series, a blast from the past Sierra in the 21st century. Brothers and sisters yesterday we discussed Rasulullah sallallahu, who and he was Selim becoming a messenger

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after he became a prophet, and the many lessons we could derive from that Alhamdulillah as you can see, Allah subhanho wa Taala I showered upon my voice, some cure, and inshallah will be a bit more vibrant than yesterday. Perhaps the light moment we had at the beginning is is a sign of that. Today, inshallah. We want to complete what we began yesterday, and then move further into

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the lessons pertaining to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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being commanded to take this dour, openly to his people, specifically, and the entire world generally, just before the end of yesterday's session, we discussed the fixed mindset versus the growth mindset, right.

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And that's a pertinent lesson that we take from this incident in this era. But perhaps I need to quantify what we began yesterday, and that is that the fixed mindset has relevance in our life. It's also important, there's moments when we need to have the fixed mindset, there's moments when we need to be result. orientated. Right. But not that I say there's moments when we need to be result oriented from the outset, we should build our life upon the concept of the growth mindset, where we are effort focused, effort based, this helps us be more just with the people around us, and those within our sphere of influence. And those that Allah subhanahu idera has given us authority over so

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I'm not saying you should have one without the other, both make up the human being. There's moments that require the fixed mindset and you and I focusing on result, focusing on result and the result not happening is clear indication that the effort was not good enough. There's moments when we have to focus on the fixed mindset. However, from the outset, in most cases, we should have the growth mindset policy, right? The growth mindset policy making sure we look at effort that even if even if our child gets 100%, but they fluked it, the effort was poor, they never studied well enough. They didn't sleep on time.

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Right? They didn't adhere to the timetable well enough. But they fluke that they got an A plus, the growth mindset maintains that we congratulate them on the A plus, but we don't leave them to be, we have to tell them your effort was poor. And we have to fix the flaws in

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the execution.

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If you only work on the fixed mindset, and then they they produce the result, somehow the result came about you will turn a blind eye to the flaws in the process.

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And that's not good. That's not good. Because there's only so many times you can fluke something. Right? There's only so many times you can fluke it. process has to be good even in your organization, even in your in the workplace even if you're a team leader, even here a line manager right ensure the effort is good and acceptable and excellent and the result as well is excellent you can join between the two Alhamdulillah. But sometimes, sometimes the other of Allah dictates that the result

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is of a specific standard, but the effort was excellent and hamdulillah. As I said yesterday, your child could have studied throughout but

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On the day of the exam, something happened. They forgot. They had a sleepless night. They were not too well. They panicked exam stress, so on and so forth caused them to not read the question properly. It's happened, it's happened many a student goes into the exams and panela, they come out, they come out and come to the lab Ace the exam. And then when the students discuss between each other, what did you answer here? And what did you answer there? What happens to some panela? Why were you writing the rounds in the first place? That question was in there says, of course, it was the open up exam paper look, and then you in regret law when I went over the levy law, it's not that

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I didn't know the answer, I misunderstood the question. It happens. It doesn't mean there's no no, this person doesn't have him. So you've got a B plus, and we treat him as if he's be great.

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And you know, what B plus really means.

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Be positive.

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It's how we look at things, isn't it? How we look at things.

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We plus is always bad. It's means be positive. Right? Have a good outlook at life.

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Here, you get the point I'm trying to say. So I wanted to qualify my statement, because I think many of us wrote in yesterday. And you felt that this last point that we shared related to you, a lot of people spoke to me a lot of people wrote a letter to Pamela, as parents, as organizational leaders, as line managers, this point struck enough. And Allah subhanahu uttara is deserving of all praise, because it is Allah subhanho wa Taala who inspires what is taught Allah whom Allah can can remember really Jelani logic? What are the initial bionic legs had their terrova? Well, I can have the data of it while I can jump back the river. Just before that lesson, my dear brothers and sisters, we

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one lesson that we gain moving on from Rasulullah sallallahu. And he was sending becoming a messenger that is how Allah commanded him to do that way in secret, right? And we said that that hour was done to giants like Khadija rhodiola and her like Abu Bakar, Abu Bakar, who then exacerbated the dour and brought into his was a means was a means of the guidance of five people who are given glad tidings of gender once they were alive. And what lesson to build from that. Firstly, firstly,

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if we if we stretch the scenario a little bit, firstly, who in our data, we should target the people of influence? Right? Because when they tip, people will follow up. Secondly, target people who have the best of the best of the best.

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They will not just take the hour, but they will take it and run with it. They will not just take your idea. You have a team meeting, everyone's brainstorming ideas are put on the table. But you have people in your team. They will not just listen to the idea, but they will grow the idea. You don't have to push them they themselves will move forward. Right, Abubakar Viola and himself. Yes, he took guidance from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam but five people and then freeing all the slaves as we will come to see when we when we move into the face of that our opening up initiative.

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active and proactive, self motivated. target these people, they exacerbate your efforts. This is what we discussed yesterday. One thing I didn't say and should have said is that having or targeting these people who are active and proactive and have having self initiative. This is fun. This is good. But you know what's more fun?

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You know what's better,

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growing the people within your sphere of influence to be those people.

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Your wife, your husband, your children, nurturing them, nurturing them, so they become people who are also active, proactive. The people who have within them initiative, you don't have to tell them move some people to panela if you don't say move, they're just stuck. They wait for you. It's like you have to pull strings

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like Muppets, no initiative. Everything. They wait for direction. If you travel if your phone is not available, that task doesn't move. This is not correct. These are motivated nobody has to tell you listen. Yesterday we did it like this The day before yesterday. We did it like this The day before yesterday. We did it like this. Why today?

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Are you not doing it? You're waiting for

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your superior to tell you let's do this before you realize is a pattern. The person who's who has initiative. This is the Muslim way. This is what Islam does. Right. This is what Islam

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Yes. And I told you the other day how we are the best and why we are the best. Right? So what's even better is you nurturing self initiative in your children, you nurturing self initiative in your spouse, making them that that's even more fun. That's even more fun than that. Because why? You see you witness your efforts and you see the fruits of your efforts makes it all the more worthwhile. And this is the Islamic narrative, and the Islamic discourse May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us those people that inspire greatness in others, for this is a member of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam we inspire greatness in others, we are inspired, and we inspire greatness in others, we are

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ignited and we ignite the oma one heart at a time. This is what the honor of Mohammed Salah seldom does. Yesterday, we asked each other to benchmark ourselves against some of the ideals that were cited. Let's benchmark ourselves against this idea how many of us are ignited and how many of us are a means of igniting the home of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam one heart at a time, as well as the way of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam igniting people one heart at a time ignited Khadija obioma who she said the Shahada igniting Abu Bakr radi Allahu Allah. He said the Shahada, igniting it even Abu Talib rhodiola when he said the Shahada ignite anxiety, but herida rhodiola when he said

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the Shahada, igniting the oma one heart at a time.

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Benchmark yourself ask yourself

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what will the world miss the day I die?

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Will I be missed?

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You got to ask yourself, I'm not saying we won't be global ambitions. You can have local ambitions can have specific ambitions illustrated as differently. But know what you're supposed to be doing. know which world you want to create. The world you want to see when you are on your deathbed.

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No matter how big your world is, how small it is, no it no it, understand what the world will miss the day you pass away. understand the value that you want to bring to this world. You have to you remember of the Mohammed Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam you're not just anybody, you are somebody, you are not born to be seen. You are born to see, this is who we are brothers and sisters. This is who we are.

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We have to ask ourselves, these pertinent questions. Now that were in secret, as I said yesterday, happened for many years, three years, three whole years. Remember, we said we learned patience in our as well. Many a time people say I'm trying to invite my parents to Islam. It's not happening. Trying to invite my neighbor. I'm trying to invite my friend one month, two months, we give up three years that I was done in secret. This was the commander of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Nobody knows anything, speak to people within your sphere, those who think alike, those who will be supporters, those who will respect the need to keep this matter a secret. The hour was spent for three entire

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years, you got to understand this brothers and sisters.

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And this brings back the point we said yesterday that Rome was not built in a day, burn in or burn out. Rome was not built in a day who who Google that? Somebody

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some of us

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right? Listen to that talk. And we took many lessons even our own application in our and our own application becoming pious even when memorizing the Quran.

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So now, but show slowly but surely, the hour in secret happened for three years. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala after that, with Divine Wisdom, commanded Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam to make his Dawa, open and apparent,

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normal going to one person, a specific person. That's it to all of the kurush specifically, and the entire globe. Generally, Allah commanded Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but as we said yesterday, it was a dual pronged approach opened our had to start without him sallallahu alayhi wasallam releasing the identity of those who accepted Islam in the first three years.

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Open the call. But don't make manifest don't make manifest. Those who are behind you. Don't make manifest the momentum you have created during the past three years. It's in your best interest. We have to look after that momentum. management skills will lie by

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management skills. I'm looking at the heads here. They're nodding their heads. Allah. It's true. Sometimes Pamela, we just managed to get our team on track. And then we, we come with one colossal decision, and we break them in time.

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overburden them, sometimes it still you still need to wait. You are patient for three years gaining momentum. You have this need

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to expand you have this need to explode make your efforts worldwide. Go full out with the marketing. Shocking, all right. But you still have to be patient Why? If I go full out this momentum that I spent three years building is going to collapse. It's just like you knocking a door imagine yourself. Imagine a door from the bottom of the ground to the to the top of the ceiling. How massive is that door? And you knocking it for three years knocking, knocking, knocking, knocking, knocking, knocking, knocking, knocking, knocking? And slowly but surely this door is opening slowly but surely slowly but surely slow. There's a physical gap now. Now you can see light after three years, you can

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just see a light

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because the doors opened. And then what do you do? You act in haste and the door shuts on you back. That's three years effort down the drain. Sometimes this happens, we spend months building our team. And then what happens?

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We act one decision in haste and team members are running away. We've lost the best people

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and we're back to square one.

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Right? So Allah subhanho wa Taala cause the Dawa to be to become open. Firstly, without revealing the names of those that came to Islam during the period of secrecy or that hour in secret Allah subhanahu wa tada revealed to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam first that Bhima tokomaru

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Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded him to

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declare that which he was commanded to and turn away from the policy has no more tiptoeing around them. Time for tiptoeing has stopped, which teaches us that even in the century in our day, our in terms of us nurturing the oma sometimes we have to tiptoe around people. Sometimes we have to, we just have to tiptoe. You have to manage people, it's unhealthy. But you have to walk in you do. You have to tiptoe around them. To avoid conflict

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is unhealthy, healthy to have conflict in your organization?

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It's not healthy to have conflict in your day or imagine you do your data in a way that's not conducive. And you stopped from being together. What's better? there? I was slowly but surely I know that. Well. We know the challenges we face today. We know and brothers and sisters, as a footnote, somebody I think yesterday I forgot to throw in a footnote shows up. I was not well, we have a shower bonus Look here. As a footnote, as a footnote, you and I both know how speaking dour is difficult today,

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you end up becoming a person highlighted even though you said nothing but good but because it was the hour you have to be highlighted.

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But all is not lost. Because actions speak louder than words you're the hour can be through good character. Good Practice. Good trade. Good speech. smiling.

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Actions speak louder than words who was telling me the other day something is faster than the speed of something who has that? anyone in the audience here you're not here he's not here today?

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Was it the speed of

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the speed of light is faster than the speed of sound? The speed of light is faster than the speed of sound. That's why people see before they hear

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it's a good point tweeted

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the speed of light is faster than the speed of sound. So people see before they hear people see you before you speak to their brothers and sisters.

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They see you they see you with your beard and your elbow above your ankles and immediately they they they become apprehensive because of what the world has told them but then you offer them

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a glittery smile.

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What happens

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Firstly, you got rewarded as the hour through smiling

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and you removed you cracked the false perception

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but no Subhanallah today you want to see brothers, they have the beard soap above the Mashallah above the ankles, and they're looking very serious, you know

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Subhanallah somebody and now

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Under the public, they coming up with names you know, DJ busters, haram police. And even this we don't agree with when they tell me I tell them this is wrong and disrespectful. But they tell me what should we do? This is how we see the people, the people who we see as people who are who are in it, and they want to create changes how they approach you in a scary way they walk in the masjid Subhanallah as if there's some big hammer behind their back, and you're gonna get knocked for six months.

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You Australians you know what cricket is? handed in that?

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that was it and we will see Salalah who he was sending him how he was and how he was when he was being harmed. Subhana Allah love when this when he was being harmed, we will come to see with the lighter, right so people see you before they hear you do that when your actions Look how Islam went to Indonesia, through

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good trade, through honesty, through trustworthiness. This is how Islam got into Indonesia.

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we defaulting on payments. Our checks are bouncing.

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We lining up for Riba deals.

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We flouting the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the student of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in action in action. Then when somebody speaks and says this is wrong, then our wisdom say what are you talking about? What are you talking about? Is the Muslims who are lining up for rebalance is the Muslims who want the children to stay at school and play sports. Instead of attending the afternoon madrasah

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is the Muslims who are doing this What are you talking about? It's the Muslims who

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don't want the niqab.

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This is what I've heard brothers and sisters,

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from people who work in offices that deal with policy and policymaking.

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There are one and there's Muslims who are actively vocally trying to protect the sanctity of the niqab and the right for the Muslim and to aid but in in action, we're hearing from these same offices that we're taking our grievances to that bridge, the Muslims who are saying that you don't need it, how many Muslims walk in here without the kneecap?

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And they're not even knowledgeable of the deen. But those people who walk without walking without the niqab, a person who doesn't know about Islam is going to ask, aren't you supposed to wear a niqab? What do they say? No, you don't have to. So a person who doesn't know about Islam has learned from a person who doesn't know about Islam, something, which

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is probably not the ideal. We're not having a discussion with the niqab is widely but not Yes, the arguments are strong on both sides. But no doubt all the scholars agree it's better. And that's a different discussion. Because when you go about dancing, you don't have to you have you have taken away from the sanctity of the discussion. That is not a full discussion.

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So the Muslims in action, are causing harm to Islam. Willa Hill, Mr. Willa Halmstad, how can we be the means of Islams downfall when we are the ambassadors of Islam, brothers and sisters? We need to fix these things. Right? That's why I said yesterday, invite to Allah, even if it's one thing, but you know it and you know that you know it. Don't wait for a scholar. You don't have to wait for the scholar. But make sure you know when you know it, if you know and you know that you know invite to it. Right? This is how we have maximum potential in terms of down on the ground, where everybody's understanding that they have a duty to align is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and we will

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be asked Walter coming Come on, man.

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Yeah, the Runa in a higher

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way. And how

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the scholars deduce from this idea?

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There's two opinions from the same idea. Some scholars say we deduce from this idea that Tao is compulsory upon every head, every Muslim had, meaning everybody and some deduce from it that it's not Keifa ofera alakija II, meaning it's a communal obligation.

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If some people in the community do it lifts the obligation of the other. But all agree, all agree again, let's not go into the deep fake discussion. all agree that it's better to do it. Even those who say it's a communal obligation, it's better for everyone to do it. Why do we want to be upon that which is lesser than what is better? Why?

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Even if we just keep the discussion on the common Let's be amicable.

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Right, and let's talk common sense. What's better to do the lesser or to do the better? Did you the better?

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May Allah grant is the understanding. Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded His prophet to take the dour openly saying first that the man took murder.

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Right, declare that which you have commanded to La ilaha illa Allah lamba Abu Dhabi hapten illa Ma, this is the meaning of La ilaha illAllah some people translated as there is no god but God, this is not a correct translation is not an entirely correct translation. The correct translation is there is no one worthy of worship besides one Allah. That's what lamma Abu Dhabi happened in LA. Because the Quraysh were attributing Gods they were making Gods by day and making Gods by night with different materials, but we say there is no god worthy of worship. Besides one Allah, this is Allah here, telling them that you only worship one luxury Keller low partners MTM subhanho wa Taala. So

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Allah said take the message of Rohit and turn away from the policy is no more tiptoeing. The time for tiptoeing is stopped. Right? relevance has been created in the way that it was intended. credibility is there, it's time to move on to phase two. Now take it openly. How how what am I actually erotical, Accra below? Allah subhanho wa Taala This is the beauty of the Sharia. This is a lesson, focus era. What's the lesson? There's nothing in the Sherry or there is a command except that we taught how

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and we understand the wisdoms from it. This is very important brothers and sisters in education, especially us parents, parents, parents, Masha Allah, parents know how to command army generals, parents out do this. Don't do that. Sit there, stand up, eat your food. Don't blame the sun, wear your hat, go to sleep.

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commanding parents get Shiva to run a masters of

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the words of commanding and prohibition. But how many times do we explain the command?

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How many times do we nurture the child? We don't talk we don't want nurturing them? How many times do we explain the command?

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How many times how many times do we teach them how to concentrate? How many times have we heard that? I don't know how to concentrate?

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Even in our

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it's important to focus on the word.

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But after you get through with the what there's something called the hub.

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Daddy I was telling you about the Dow of naseeha it's important that our but it's not ideal. There was a 45 minute talk somebody comes into here but what are they going to teach you

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teach you the same thing that's always being said. Because if you want to do property you need about three hours. I was asked to do

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a talk on her show and I said I can't I can't do it. I need a workshop I need three hours why

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she has so and so does it in this timeshare. So, so does in this time series that

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they have created the platform for us now to discuss how they have discussed what the issue is how and the reason why we know that why the How is important is how many people know that they should have a shoo in Salah but they still don't have

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how many people? I'm trying to concentrate? How do I concentrate? I know I should concentrate the what is clear, how do I concentrate? Right? There's physical means and metaphysical means the metaphysical means we share has good Voodoo, come to the masjid in a amicable manner in a slow manner in a cautious manner. Observe the Salah word before the river and the Salah after utilize the time for due, and so on and so forth. But there's a physical element needed as well so that you can concentrate in your salad and Yahushua which is knowing how to focus

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how do how do we focus this goes to your brain and the front part of the brain a part known as the PFC, the pre frontal cortex is not the discussion today.

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But it needs to be discussed. Otherwise we will not give people substantial information on how to focus inshallah.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala commands Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam take the data open the command. But Allah tells him how to start with the closest sphere of influence to you and then work your work your way outwards. Start with the closest ones. Charity begins at home.

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How and the wisdoms behind

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We understand we did using the right now for each other, right? Through pondering the say, Sierra is a subject and the science did using lessons from the Sierra. And as I said, and I'll say it again, I've shared with you a drop what's left out is much more.

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Allah told him how. So we learned the lesson whenever we instruct somebody tell them how. And let me add to that also tell them why it's important. Don't blame the sun. Because you see my little boy, my little girl, you know the saying there's a hole in the ozone layer.

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Right? This UV rays, you know, it's, it's harmful when you're hot. Why? So it's blocked? You block the sun from directly touching your skin. Tell them why, what's wrong? What's wrong?

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Don't drink Coke. Tell them why.

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If you don't tell them why you know what's gonna happen.

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When the cat's away,

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the mice will be not that you will catch as parents here. But meaning when you're not there. They want to know why they have an inquisitive mind. So they're going to experiment that's what's going to happen. Mom is not here dad is not here. Let me experiment and be super coke and see. See Wow, it's so sweet. Why don't they want me to drink coke? Has every time they're not here. I'm gonna have my dose one you did not educate them.

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Tell them why. Now, when we look at the different narrations, we see that Rasulullah sallallahu either he was selling them or different narrations show how Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam answered Allah subhanho wa Taala is command first that some narration say

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that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam announced and said operation asked from me money in any matter of this dunya that you wish, but understand that I cannot save you from the hellfire.

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And some narration say that he said to different tribes save yourself from the Hellfire once announcing the name of each tribe.

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Oh, buddy, so and so.

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Oh, buddy, so and so Oh, buddy, so and so. Save yourself from the hellfire. Save yourself from the Hellfire save yourself from the Hellfire calling out to

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those clubs

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stage by stage

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sub duration say like in Sahil Bukhari that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam ascended mount Safa.

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And he said that when people had announcements, they would go here, they would ascend the mountain and announce

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and the scholars deduce from this the permissibility of culture, as long as he doesn't contradict the Sharia, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam practice what they used to practice. So he ascended the mountain, he had a message for them,

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this is what they used to do. So, we learned from this that culture is acceptable, as long as it does not contradict the Sherry.

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These three principles brothers and sisters, you must understand these are important also the Judas predict methodology principles, and also the fishery as

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well as the fishery it

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well as the fishery it Aluko. From the outset, the laws of the Sharia apply to everybody. Nobody can say no, my culture is exempt from the laws of the Sharia. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, it applies to everybody. Even Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam unless we have evidence that this son command and it's specific to him,

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like him being allowed to marry without the need of a wedding, because he's the Rasul Allah meaning

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he has a greater precedence than the rest of the believers. So Allahu Allah, he was telling

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us if we Shetty, it, and the next principle, and also fishery it

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from the outset,

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the laws of the Sharia are settled and established.

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They're not going to be abrogated. Nobody can say no, no, no, no, no, no, hold on, hold on, hold on. Yeah, that law was there. But now it's abrogated. So my cultural practice I can do it now. Absolutely not.

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It's not abrogate is not abrogate

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It's not canceled out. It's it's still there.

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And the last one, I'll ask the fishery at IU from the outset the laws of Sharia in effect.

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It's not that they like yesterday we said the cameras are ready we waiting to push the start button. It's not that the setting is there, and we just waiting for something to happen.

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For the Lord to come into effect from the outset the law is active. If the situation comes about that this law deals with

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then that situation has a law specific to it. Is that clear? Right, so nobody can exempt themselves from any law of the Sharia. Understand this My dear brothers and sisters with culture, our Sharia does not cancel out all of our culture. It only tells us to leave that which goes against what the Shetty says. Because remember,

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Islam is about you and I living in this world the way Allah subhanho wa Taala wants us to live in this world.

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That is Islam.

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submitting to the will of who Allah subhanho wa Taala is this lab, not culture, not peer pressure, not public opinion to the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala