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Sajid Umar – Having a Vision Full Lecture Making our Mark UK Tour

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Episode Notes

This Lecture titled ‘Having a Vision’ was the first of a series of lectures conducted in the ‘Making Our Mark’ UK tour. Having a Vision was a talk done in Bath-UK.

Sheikh Sajid highlights the importance of having vision and focus in our lives as believers, through analogies and different life experiences, Sh.Sajid teaches this valuable lesson that should be prevalent in our lives so that we save the 2 most important blessings and resources given to us by Allah Almighty – our time and wealth.

Episode Transcript

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Rahim hamdulillah bladder mein salatu salam wa ala nabina Muhammad Abdullah, Allah Allah He was happy he was

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lamella and Melinda Illa Allah in the Canton it would Hakeem Allah, Allah and ferula fact Nebula and limp tena was

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allowed to become the lion's

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share

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of BSc while

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studying

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my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, salaam, Allah, Allah,

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Allah

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all praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah and we seek Allah subhanho wa Taala as assistance and we seek His guidance to petawawa

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and we seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala from the evils of our souls and the adverse consequences of our deeds, also of Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees guidance upon the man can misguide that person and serve Allah subhanho wa Taala decrease misguidance upon the man can guide him and peace of salutations be upon the final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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by their brothers and sisters. It's always exciting.

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Coming down to the southwest to see you all. I was just telling our brothers here that there's definitely some new faces, I suppose that's the norm with this particular city, which I thought was a town for some reason. And Mattia, like, it's always exciting. And it's good to see the progress and indeed days progress, no doubt. I recall vividly my trip here last year, which I was informed, as I told you at the Duma was exactly one year ago. So Pamela, and I actually came in all the way from another small place, but it's called the town blackfin, up north, and we drove all the way I remember the brothers came to pick me up, but we drove all the way in one night down to this part of

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the world. I didn't know this island was so big, even though you know, we spent the initial years of our life here in the UK. But it was a short trip the last time I did a Juma and in my talk, and had several meetings with some of the brothers in this particular community. And it was with the ideology of encouraging change. And that change has happened and I'm sure many of you have seen it. And I was delighted to get a follow up invite for this particular year. And for this particular event called making our mark, which is a series of one of four talks beginning with our talk today. From the outset, I express my gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala For indeed it is with Allah

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subhana wa tallas blessing that programs like this come about, when Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to reward his slaves, he inspires them to do those acts that are worthy of rewards, this is the reality.

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And that is why as we said the Juma al hamdu Lillahi ledi hyden and he had

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the Alolan had Allah, we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala in every circumstance for all the goodness that comes to us, is from all because of the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala policies from ourselves when we leave our homes, and we see a poor person begging, and we choose to put our hand in our pocket and share something with this poor person. It's not because you entirely wanted to do something rather it was because you were inspired to do something

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you were inspired to do so on that day when you shared some of the wealth which Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed you with. It was because Allah subhana wa Taala inspired you to do so because Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted to make your agenda more beautiful for you, and wanted to give you more rewards. So you were inspired to do those good deeds.

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And to understand this point, think about how many times you passed an impoverished person but did not share some of your wealth with him, or how many times you wanted to give charity but that poor person who normally is there was not there on that particular day Subhanallah you have the money you wanted to but on that day that person wasn't there.

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So panela so think about how easy it is to observe the cup, but how many of us actually observed it doesn't cost us anything to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala

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but how many of us engage in it sometimes we find ourselves

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We're having a particular tune, instead of remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala was the many taught to us by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So it's about tofik. It's about guidance from Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. And Allah subhanho wa Taala inspires and guides at this gathering is from all of them. We ask Allah Subhana Allah, to make this gathering, one which is beloved to him, one which is forgiven, upon its departure, and a gathering that is gathered together many, many times in this world, as well as under the arch of Allah subhanho wa Taala on the piano and inshallah, in Gentlemen, I mean, I also want to express my gratitude to idea investment, Mashallah Islamic

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development to encourage action, investment, it's not a financial company. It's a reality, right? And we shared this last year with each other that our life in this world is about investing and not about sacrificing, we want to shift our paradigms because whenever we give something for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah subhanho wa Taala multiplies it for us. right for you, for hula, hula dance and khedira as Allah subhanho wa Taala says this multiplied Allah doesn't need us need our assistance or wealth, or worship Allah doesn't become majestic because we observe sujood and he doesn't lose his majesty, if we refrain from observing sujood He is Allah Subhana Allah Allah,

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Allah, Allah

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Subhana subhanho attack whether we work with people we don't use

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with all his majesty, he is with all his majesty. But Allah subhanho wa Taala when we share something of our resources, our time and our wealth, for his sake, he multiplies it for us. So it's always an investment, it's always an investment inshallah we'll talk more about that. So gratitude to our brothers from idea for the invite them to you all, for your attendance and inshallah for lending your attentive ear

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before moving on, and this is a normal for my talks. And it's important because

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we will not send except to worship Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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It is always important that we remind each other towards the purification of our intentions, that we're not here for entertainment. No, are we here to spend our Friday evening because there's nothing better to do? Yes, this is noble, that we've come out of our homes to listen to some things from the inheritance left behind by Mohammed Abdullah Allahu alayhi wa sallam, but the essence behind everything we do, every single thing should be the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The meaning of our home should be for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala everything else that comes about

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is a byproduct of the purpose of us being here. So the ends should be pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala worshiping one Allah and intending one Allah and the means to that for a gathering such as ours would be through education, or through a particular lecture or seminar. That would be the means it's a means to an end. Learning is not the end in and of itself. It's a means to an end, a more noble and what is that end

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to hate?

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And the unity of Allah subhanho wa Taala and purity of our intentions that nothing we do is done except for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this purify our intention so that we gain maximum from this great gathering that Allah subhanho wa Taala has prepared for us are servants of Allah, Allah Children of Adam, the topic for today is a lofty one. I'm not sure if it's up here somewhere. But the first topic of the series is titled The vision and having a vision and indeed this is a very lofty topic. And inshallah I pray that during the course of our discussion, we'll understand how lofty this topic is. But this topic cannot be appreciated, unless we traverse together, taking an

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introduction, taking an introduction and the introduction that I want to share with you is as follows.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala created us and everything in existence.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala was the creator before he created Allah subhanho wa Taala did not need to create to hold the title of creator

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subhana wa Tada.

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And as as the creation happened without doubt based on a purpose, and reason and wisdom. And this has to be a fact that we fathom and comprehend. This is because it's common sense. Today, anybody who does something without a reason

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We repeat that person is like somebody considered praiseworthy a mistress, is that

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right or wrong?

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Right? So, Allah subhanho wa Taala only does that which is praiseworthy. So us being here and existing,

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and being created by Allah subhanho wa Taala definitely has a purpose and reason behind this actuality and reality behind this actuality and reality, nobody gets into the vehicle in the morning except for a reason.

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Nobody

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has breakfast or lunch or dinner every day except for a reason.

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It's not an end in and of itself. There's a reason behind doing it. Right? Nobody fasts the month of Ramadan, and we just covered the month of Ramadan.

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Except for reason.

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Nobody came to this talk today, except that there was a reason behind them coming.

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If you just came for the sake of it, you would be rebuked, there has to be a reason behind us coming here. Everything we do has a reason. And if that is the reality with us, then it's even more so with that which Allah subhanho wa Taala does.

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This concept of a purpose existing behind everything is a sooner from the student of Allah subhanho wa Taala. This This concept is an established way from the laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We know that we have universal laws, in terms of life, and gravity, and so on and so forth, that the scientists explained to us as they explore the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And just as those laws exist on the creative level, Allah subhanho wa Taala has settled established laws, they are the laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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This concept of a purpose existing behind everything that is done is from the established laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, When I tell you that assume that the law

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will tell you the reason that the law whatever dealer, you will not find change to these laws, or a substitution to these laws. These are laws that are established and will stay.

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My dear brothers and sisters, my dear mothers and fathers today when we look at the world around us, and we see the difficulties, right about mentioning this to bring us into reactionary modes, or to speak about it from a negative standing.

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I'm speaking about it as a fact, when we look at the world at large, especially in the last few months, and perhaps the last decade, or perhaps a little bit longer. There's no doubt that we see

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Islam being targeted, in almost every arena. It's being targeted.

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And

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when we sort of delve into these matters, and contemplate over it, there's no doubt that it has an effect on us because we are part of a global community.

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Islam is not a concept of me, myself and I, we are one family. So there's no doubt that we feel this concern.

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But what do we have to understand brothers and sisters, is that

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we should never forget that Allah subhanho wa Taala is upon all Eva.

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And this is a fact. Allah subhanho wa Taala can cause Islam to cover the globe in just one statement. And that is a and b and it will happen.

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But Allah has chosen not to give this instruction and cause Islam to cover the globe in this way.

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The ease of the sufferings that we find now can happen in one instance.

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Don't think for a moment Allah Subhana who is underway. And don't think for a moment that Allah subhanho wa Taala is not capable well.

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We should never lose hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala for he is upon all Eva.

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But this breeds another question and remember Allah subhanho wa Taala says

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there's nothing that can impede the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala the instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala his wish and desire, nothing can impede it. So it's not a case that things are happening. When

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against the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala rather it is with the will of Allah

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What's

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better for you and me brothers and sisters, if we tread the track of following the tsunami, Mohammed sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. And following the ways of the prophets that came before him, sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And looking at his teachings and the noble inheritance that he left for us to learn from

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it, we ponder over this, we see that these are obstacles rather than opportunities.

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These are obstacles rather than the opportunities. They are opportunities to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala in a way that others before us could not in a way that those who have not experienced what we experiencing now could. This experience brings about a new way of worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Did we think about it this way? He's a hidden wisdoms. When you serve Allah, his Salah was taken as a young boy

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from his father's home by his brothers, the most trustworthy to him and thrown as a young boy into the bottom of a well and left for that, when this happened to him was that was our limited wisdom. At that point, we would have stood up and screamed negative injustice, a very bad thing. And yes, at that moment in time, it was all those things. But why don't we fast forward the story

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4050 years plus, and now he's sitting as the minister in Egypt, and looking after the affairs during the famine and drought. And not only of Egypt, he did it so well that even people in Palestine could benefit from the food gathered and stored in Egypt during the years under the leadership of use of Allah Salah when we fast forward the story and look at that, and we say Hold on a second here. For him to have attained this particular post. It had to have started with him being abducted from his home and thrown into the wild. So paranoia.

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Because him being in the world at that time, was the reason why the caravan that was heading towards Egypt found him and took him as a slave and sold him in Egypt. And it was at that time that the Minister of Egypt was looking for a slave and his I could use rather he said, I'm with the permission of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And took this boy in and use Valley Salaam, living upon the proactive nature of his father's upbringing. Learn the tools of the trade from this minister, as some of the scholars of history say he took over his post lectures. So halala, right, and so on and so forth. And we tie the events together until the king has a dream. And he's looking for someone to

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interpret this dream. And us have had to have been in the prison and interpreted the dream of one of the inmates who went to work for the king. For him to tell the king I know someone who can solve your dialect supanova Look how events tie

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one to the next. Right? Those dream of Allah subhanho wa Taala is vast, the wisdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala is vast. The essence behind all this brothers and sisters that I want to get to before I move on into the call is the concept of action.

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The concept of action, the owner is going through a difficulty. But it's up to you and I to use the current paradigm. Are we going to use the paradigm of o which stands for obstacle? Or are we going to use the paradigm of o which stands for opportunity, and a chance to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala even more through even more action, that we

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for example, change ourselves.

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Never mind helping physically financially But even as changing ourselves.

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This

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is joined together the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam described us as bricks, each brick supports the other brothers and sisters from the pious predecessors before us. They would say that when we sinned, we would see the effects of those sins not only in our lives, but even in our riding animals in our beasts, to have a law that our singing is not restricted to us or the effects of it is not restricted to us, it transcends it transcends. So sometimes we globalize an issue. We globalize an issue and we feel we can't help in this particular situation. Our resources are limited but you can even if it means you waking up for the 100 From now on, even if it means you leaving a

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sin from now. These are the opportunities for us to act as we see the trials and

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populations as opportunities and the tsunami of activities established in the Islamic sources, and we discuss some of these during Juma Allah subhanho wa Taala says in his book, worker, they are men and say to them,

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work be people of action. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says airblue added the root chakra, commanding the family of deleeuw, to show gratitude through action, through activeness and proactiveness. And Allah Subhana, Allah says,

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Allah

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subhana wa camassia

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to take the book, don't just take it and be reactive with it or be passive with it, no,

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take it in a way that it deserves to be taken. and observe the data and be diligent with it, this data that's based upon the book that you've been given before. So

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this concept of being active and proactive is established in the sources of the Sharia.

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It's established in the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, who was most beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the most beloved to Allah, who was made to work and was made to act. Allah, Allah Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala could have caused Islam to spread amongst the Quraysh, as we said earlier, in just one command in just one word, but no, he had to go through the phase of being called names. character assassination, he had to go through the phase of being stoned by he had to go through the phase of leaving beloved Mecca that was forced out of there. He had to go through the phase of witnessing the Muslims being persecuted for saying Laila, following the message that he came with. Imagine somebody we come with a noble message, and we spread that

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message and as a result, people are being persecuted, and it's on your head.

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Because that's the message you brought. He that was a test. He was a mash up sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a human being, like us. These were difficult moments, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah subhanho wa Taala made him go through them.

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He was made to face the sanctions, countries get sanctioned today

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sanctioned for those three years in the share of everybody in the valley, with a brush cut off ties with them, trade ties, medicinal ties,

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food and so on and so forth.

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He had to go through it.

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Because this religion is a religion of action.

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It's a religion of action.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala was nurturing us through the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to understand that the journey to Allah subhanho wa Jalla is not a static one. It's a dynamic one. There's moments of ease, like they saw in Medina. And there's moments of difficulty as they saw before hegira. And as they saw during some of the battles like 100, when they had to dig a trench, there's moments, there's ups and downs, if this was meant to be everything, a load of codegen.

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And if it was meant to be everlasting doom and destruction, this place that we live in would have been called jamna.

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We're not in Jelena May Allah make us from the people of gem, new RV in Ghana, may Allah save us from this place. I mean, we are, we are in the world. A world in which we traverse to Allah subhanho wa jal on a journey that is dynamic has moments of ease has moments of difficulty as Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Mecca clarity in Arabic occasions

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that you are on a tiresome journey to Allah.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala likens our journey to him in the same way a farmer plows and tools his land under the Hudson with his pick, it's difficult. It's difficult, sometimes the ground is hard, sometimes it's soft. Sometimes the sun is warm. It's in the summer months that you're doing this. And sometimes it's easier because it's the winter months that you're doing. This is a journey to Allah Subhana who were there.

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But every step of the way, is a means for us building our agenda and making our skills of good deeds heavy on the day of pay for every step of the way is a new opportunity, the opportunity. So Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had a life of action, to lecture us to be people of action Musa alayhis salaam, Allah subhanho wa Taala couldn't split the water in one command.

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In one command, but Allah subhanho wa Taala told him to practice some action

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Strike the water with your staff.

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Strike the water with your staff.

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A lot could ever be in the water would have lifted split and loosen his home and his people would have crossed, but alas it strike it. La la la la. This is an example of action, if only we punted and reflected over the is the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala and how Allah subhanho wa Taala nurtures us time and time again, to be people of action, and to tell us that we are people who have to work. It's not enough just to say I believe it's not enough just to say it's enough for me to believe this belief necessitates action of a hassle to

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do you think you are created in play or under chameleon?

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And you will not return to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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Do you think this Allah subhana wa Jalla says as well in sudo reboot,

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perhaps even NES a Roku

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home life Tarun, do you think it's enough to say I believe and you won't be tested? Alone test you alone provide you the opportunity to walk the talk alone provides you the opportunity to prove what you've just said, verbally that you believe Do you think this is the case when a

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company says we indeed tested those before you?

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Ever subhanho wa Taala grant is this understanding. So we must take the means and from the means is acting. Now. Don't get me wrong brothers and sisters. I'm not saying that. My call to action. Here in this introduction before we talk about the vision

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is a call to making us oblivious of the total role of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Understand that action is from topcoated Allah subhanho wa Taala we don't say there's two extremes. One extreme is to believe that you alone effect change. And one extreme is to sit back and do nothing and say if Allah subhanho wa Taala wants it to be done it will be done. These are two extremes. And Allah subhana wa Jalla made us a middle nation. It is from top to take the means that Allah subhanho wa Taala has made a means from them is action, doing your bit not just to sit back and say, Well, if the affairs of the unbelief Allah wishes it to be easy to become easy, yes, this is no doubt. Nobody disputes this. This is common knowledge.

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But don't forget the other part of the Quranic instruction which came from one source, there's no contradiction. It is from Turku to lock your home and put your trust in Allah putting your trust in Allah subhana wa tada stock. locking your home is action. This is from Tocqueville as well.

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Right?

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There's the universal decree and this is the religious decree taking the means is from the instructions of the Sharia. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us about his camel appeal.

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That tie the camel then put your trust in Allah. This is from our cool. This is from taco This is the complete form of taco taco is something else is when you sit back and say, Well, I'm going to leave my house open.

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And I'm going to go on holiday. And if Allah wishes for somebody to steal from my house, it will happen and if it doesn't happen, right, I'm gonna leave the windows open the doors open. If Allah wants rain to come in, it will happen. And if he doesn't want the rain will fall outside.

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If allowance I will be, the rice will fall from the sky.

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Right like the table of the feast that the people already asked for it came from this guy, it will come I don't have to work right this is wrong. So understand my instruction to action is not asking us to become oblivious of the concept of token by asking towards action, my dear brothers and sisters is to highlight the completeness of our code that we put our trust in Allah subhanahu adalja take the means, but we say that the means cannot help except with the permission of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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taking the means is from us following a massive instruction, what coulier menu. Allah has commanded us to work

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shukra Allah has commanded us to be people of action. That's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam migrated doesn't the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wrote letters to Kings did Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam say if Allah subhanho wa Taala wants Islam to spread, Hamas will just sit in Medina and live in peace and inshallah it won't happen. You know, there was action. So please don't get me wrong at this juncture before we move on. We call in this early part of my introduction to you all is actually

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To complete the concept of token, but not for us to believe that success and failure is only in our hands color, it's in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. You're exuma Yeshua, we're using Luma Yeshua, Allah gives other two evils, and gives this grace to who he was. It is all in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But that does not negate us from acting brothers and sisters.

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It must be said at this juncture, that

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when we look at this concept of action,

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a believer never looks at it with the lens of this world or other with lenses that transcend the sphere of this life, that when we act with a more nobler

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purpose behind our action, we're not doing something for benefit only in this world, rather than the hereafter. And this has to be a fact brothers and sisters, because we say we believe are meant to be led, I believe in Allah. Allah Kathy, welcome to be here.

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So you testify to believe in the hereafter. This action is testimony to the belief that you say you have in here after the disbelievers they have action, but that action is specific to the life of this world. Whereas the believers should have action and the action should be more noble, a founding and foundation whereby he transcends just the life of this world. And that is why we call to at the beginning of this talk to what to sincerity, that in our action here should be for the sake of Allah. Why because we don't see it with the lens of this world.

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It's for the sake of Allah. Yes, inshallah, we will again, gain beneficial knowledge, we almost panic. Gallagher is the fastest in my speech, yes, we will learn something that will help us in matters of this world.

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But the essence of being here is for the

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a more noble purpose behind everything we do. And we have to understand this brothers and sisters, I will bring this down to my new details, even the female in the kitchen, baking a cake for our family. We break it down even to this house, there's a whole nobler purpose behind this Act, the husband who goes to work every morning, there is a more nobler purpose behind this act. And this is what I mean when I say we use the lens that transcends the sphere of this world.

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So we become active and proactive even in our intentions. We also partner with Allah grant us the understanding,

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brothers and sisters, Islam

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is the greatest blessing that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us and is a religion that came to make us people that make a difference in this world. It's a religion that came to give honor

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to those who accept it, it's a message. It's a religion that came to make us trendsetters, and not followers. It's a religion that came to make us demonstrators. It's a religion that came to make us people who are seen and not just people who see other people doing things.

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Right.

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This is Islam. This is Islam. Islam came to make us wealthy citizens of every community will have to make us contributors to every environment that we experience, be it in our home, be it in our Masjid, be it in our school, be it in our workplace, in any environment, you can dream up. Islam came to make you a more wealthy contributor to that environment. This is the reality brothers and sisters. Islam came to make us active and proactive and not reactionary or passive.

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Islam

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came to teach us the role of opportunity, over the obstacle, access this area. And this is a reality. This is a reality. Now,

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basically, when we contemplate over the sentences that I shared, and what Islam came with, we see that Islam came to shift paradigms. Does anybody know what shifting paradigms is?

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No,

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it came to shift paradigms.

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Let's run

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a process

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which will inshallah teach you about shifting paradigms in practice, rather than me giving you a definition.

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Close your eyes. Let's close our eyes, everybody

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Don't be shy. Close your eyes.

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I want you to imagine something.

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It's the middle of summer.

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You work hard.

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It's the end of the week, Friday.

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And you exhausted It was a long week, as they say. And you're in the middle of London. That's where you work. Everything is tiring traffic, foot traffic, road traffic, everything is hectic.

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And you just want to get home.

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And enjoy the weekend. It's Friday, isn't it? TGI Fridays. Thank God, it's Friday.

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So it's Friday, and you

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are your mode of transport home is the tube. So you go into the hustle and bustle of the underground.

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And you get onto the tube. And you sit down, and you just want to get home and you pull out your must have. And you start reading

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and the train moves. As this train moves, it gets to the next stop, it stops the doors open. And people come out and people come in.

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And from the people that come in is this person was five children.

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And these five children are rowdy kids,

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rowdy and they running up and down the carriage that you

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disturbing people screaming you trying to read the forearm, the bump you must have almost tumbles out of your hand and you tie it and there's all this noise. And the person or the adult that came with them. The adult that came with them is not even making an effort to settle them down. Now without opening your eyes, tell me how do you feel at this moment? Do you feel happy?

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No, you feel upset. You feel a bit angry. You feel frustrated.

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And the person who's in charge of these children are not doing anything by you. So you decided I'm the active and proactive person I attended the talk with Sajid Rama. And this talk was about being active. So I'm going to get up and do something about the situation. So you get up.

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And you walk to

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the father of these kids who is just standing. And you say Excuse me, sir, your kids are extremely disturbing. They disturbing everybody on this carriage. And you need to do something about it.

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I mean, and, and by the way, I'm being polite.

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And this person turns around and looks at you with watery eyes and says, you know, I'm really sorry. But they just lost their mother this morning.

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And we just tried to deal with it.

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How do you feel now?

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Angry?

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No. Frustrated? No. You feel apologetic? You feel sorry. You feel compassion. You feel sensitive, not so

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what just happened in your mind, the situation is the same.

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The kids are still running around, bumping into people, everything is the same. But one second ago you are angry and all of a sudden you feeling compassion, what happens?

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a paradigm shift happened. That's what happened. That's what a paradigm shift is that you look at one situation. And you can see it with the obstacle or the opportunity. It's the same thing. Just how you look at it. How your mind perceives it.

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Islam came to shift our paradigm.

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This is what it came to do. If we only understood brothers and sisters, right? How was that example, for that little process out the people on the camera can practice it at home as well. But that's a paradigm shift in practice, I could have given you the definition, you probably would have thought about appreciating it. But appreciate it. Islam came to shift paradigms, it came to add context in our lives.

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When we were running behind content,

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the glitz and glamour of this world,

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the 1 million making it into two and the 2 million into three and the one vehicle into the next

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and the one mobile phone into the next Islam came to add context

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Subhana Allah as to how we should conduct ourselves with the glitz and glamour of this world.

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And how we should utilize our time

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and how we should utilize our energies context to it, that you have energies you are utilizing it but you need some context as to how you can

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It is happening in the wrong way at the moment.

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You have wealth and utilizing it, you buy all the latest equipment, but you need some context in your life as to how to better utilize that particular resource of wealth, how to become a high impact individual.

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This is what it's about brothers and sisters, Islam came to increase our net worth.

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net worth at the finance people talk about our net worth as we as the own Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam walking this earth to learn

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how to function in a high impact way, how to make a real difference and not just any difference. This is when Islam came with brothers and sisters, like the famous Or have we said, when he was questioned by the Emperor what has brought you here? What did he say? We know Christianity bad, very bad, very bad. Your ability but

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look at this context, we have come to remove the worshipers from worshipping the worshipers to worshiping the creator of the worshipers, La Ilaha Illa. Allah before we used to come for train, now we come in with context, with realities that create high impact results. Let a llama understand this concept of servant of an old child of Adam. Now the question is how do I become a high impact individual.

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This is where my long introduction comes to an end. And we enter the topic of today's discussion which is having a vision. This is where it starts, oh servants of Allah and oh Children of Adam. It starts with having a vision.

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Have we heard the term vision before?

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Where in the world television

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having a vision, having a vision, this is where it starts.

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The vision is the framework

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behind everything we do.

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It's the framework behind everything we do.

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It explains who we are. And it explains who we are not.

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It's not appropriate English to say who we are not colloquial, but it sticks.

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who we are and who we not. This is what the vision does for us. It's the housing of our missions. Everything we do in life is a mission.

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But why do we do it?

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It's housed by this vision because we try to get to that vision.

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Becoming a high net individual, and a high impact person starts at the vision.

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Now many of us might have read books that talk about visions and missions and goal setting and strategies, and so on and so forth.

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And have an idea of what it means to have a vision what a vision means. But I'll put it to you in other terms, for the purposes of our discussion, and that is a vision

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is the answer

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to the question. How would you love to be remembered when you die?

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What's the legacy you want to leave behind?

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And as someone beloved said to me, once, when they explained this concept of vision,

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they said

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what would the world miss when you die?

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Right? What would it miss when you die?

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Meaning what value Did you bring to the oma that once you got that value is going to go and the oma is going to miss it. Meaning, same thing we just said what is the legacy you want to leave behind?

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This is where it starts. This is the question brothers and sisters when you want to become high impact.

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Now I'm not telling us that we all need to become Gandhi's. For example, He was a visionary. And most of the books you read talk about Gandhi and Roosevelt them. And these names for example, as examples of visionaries. We we just heard the other day of Martin Luther King and the celebration or the 50th celebration of the speech where he said I have a dream.

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That was a vision.

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Right? I'm not saying we need to have a map telling us that we all by default have to think on this global level know each and every one of us. Allah made us with our specific call. And our specific abilities. Some people are introverts, some people are extroverts. Some people are risk averse. Some people take risks. People are different, but in your own realm.

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Yo Corbin, you have a purpose as we've established in the introduction behind you as a creation.

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And within your resources and capacities, there is a legacy that you can leave behind whether it's in the form of a familiar legacy way to legacy left behind in the family where your family will talk about you for generations to come. Whether it's a global legacy with the world, we'll talk about you for years, and generations to come. Whether it's a business legacy,

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where you institutionalize the revolutionary program, which took the world by storm, and everyone in the realm of business will talk about you for generations to come, and so on and so forth. It depends, but the crux of it is, each and every one of us have to have an answer to this question, what is the legacy that we want to leave behind?

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You are a Muslim, you have to have an answer to this question. And there has to be a legacy that you leave behind.

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So Pamela Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam left behind the legacy. And so the companions that he nurtured with him

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and took over the affairs of the oma after him.

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So this is where it starts. My dear brothers and sisters, having a vision protects us from living two extremes. The first one is the extreme of people who think they know but they don't know. And they think they are doing things but they actually not.

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When you have a vision, you protected from that extreme. They are people in community in the community today, when you call them to action. They say we act.

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They're in a state of heedlessness, they think they are acting but they actually not. And then there's the other extreme of retrogression, where you become a passive individual and do nothing. Why because you don't have a foundation to lift yourself up from. Why because there's no clarity in your life, and no purpose that you've understood behind you as a human being. And by our lives disrespectful to Allah subhanho wa Taala, to live your life, acting as if there's no purpose behind you and your presence on this earth. It's disrespectful to Allah. In our introduction, we just established that it's a sinner from the servant of Allah subhana wa, that some of us disrespect

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Allah by verbally saying, there's nothing for us to do.

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Or we have no

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purpose behind us being here. When

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the majority don't say this, but what the majority does do is disrespect Allah subhanho wa Taala. In practice, yes, we don't say it. But when you analyze your life, you see in practice, you are doing a disservice and are being disrespectful to Allah subhanho wa Taala. In that you have not lived yourself acknowledging this purpose behind you as a creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala behind you, as a as one that Allah has blessed to

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acknowledge the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala, and the prophecy of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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So in practice, we passive.

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We might not say it verbatim.

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We might not believe it. But an analogy of our lives shows that we are not being true to our belief or so called belief that we believe we have a purpose. So brothers and sisters, this is where it starts. What's your vision

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in life.

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And the coming about of this vision obviously comes about from what we spend time in our introduction, discussing the purpose behind you as a creation. Having a vision helps breed focus in our lives. Remember, we said it tells us who we are, and who you're not. Right? We don't people who do everything.

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Because you cannot do everything. People who do just everything, don't have a vision.

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You don't have a vision. It breeds focus.

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And it helps us become high impact people, in that we use the years of our life in achieving so much more than a person who does not have a vision does how, how, give me an example. How many times

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have we seen a person start a degree at university?

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And after two years, they say, Oh, I want to change my degrees.

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Is this familiar?

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How many times does a person start a job and within months this job is breathing his depression

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and he wants to change his job.

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This is common

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common.

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When you pry further and for me personally, this is something in practice in practice when we visit the different aisles

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Sit down with the different students, and they sit down with you and say, You know what? I want to change my profession.

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And you say Why?

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Because I'm just not feeling it. Why?

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I don't know. But why did you start it?

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Because, you know, I have to do a degree. And

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you know, it paid? Well, it was, oh, that's what my friends were doing. So you know, I did it.

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This is the problem. When you lack vision, you waste time, you waste time, the two years of your life that went is wasted. A vision helps protect your time protects the resource of time and wealth. How many times does the data organization, they do something, and then all of a sudden, six months later, the project is shut down? Now we do something else? Why did you start doing that project? Well, you know, those other massages, we're doing it

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for you. So you spend six months of your time of donations, that wealth is gone, you're not going to get back? And what do you have to show for it? Zero. So now, what are we doing this now? Now we do this program? And after six months, it's canceled? It's a mess. No, no, we don't want to do this. So what do you want to do? Now you know, that machine is doing that. Let's try that. So we don't know who we are. We don't know who we are. So we have no direction in our movement. So we wasting time and wealth. And that Masjid or Islamic Center might be there for 10 years before they actually start doing real work. So that's 10 years lost.

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And that's wealth and money and donations of 10 years that becomes rusty as well. So coming back to my initial point, having a vision helps add years to our life.

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How does it help add years to our life, by making us do high impact things all the time, and not things we will grow to regret, not things we will turn back and say Hold on a second here of waste time, I need to start again.

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You understand this point? It makes us high impact people by what? By adding years to our life. We not the student who's dropping out after two years of changing specialization after two years. So he finished his degree when he was 26. I finished it when I was 23. When I was 22. I finished on time of high impact.

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In the four years to 26.

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I did much more than the student who's now just graduated.

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Do you see how you become a high impact person? This is what the vision desperate brothers and sisters. And it was appropriate that the first talk of this tour, baby Auerbach started with the concept of having a vision.

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Having a vision allows you to make the right decisions at the right time.

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And this is important

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because this is the crux of being a high net worth individual and active and proactive individuals.

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Think of a person who wants to travel from Bath to Australia.

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The vision is Australia, because they know what they want to see

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on their deathbed.

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Right?

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They want to see themselves in Australia, for example.

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Everything they do would have meaning behind it.

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They won't be buying a vehicle right now. Because they move in.

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You won't see them taking out a loan to buy a house.

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Because they move it wouldn't make sense. Why would you want to take out a loan for a home when you leaving?

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You would see them purchasing a train tickets to take them to Heathrow and a plane ticket to take them to Australia. That makes sense. These are missions. What do these missions lead to the vision? What's the vision getting to Australia?

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On the other hand, take our friend who just jumped into his car in the morning and he starts driving.

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And you ask him where you going? He says I don't know. I'm just going.

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Okay. After one hour of driving around aimlessly, he did an impact domain anyway, he didn't impact himself in any way he decides, you know what?

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I'm 100 kilometres away from my home, but I've decided that I wanted to go to Scotland.

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But you know what? I didn't fulfill, and then I needed money. And then my mom is at home. Why is your money at home? I left it at home but he wanted to go to Scotland. Now when I started driving, I didn't know. I just decided now.

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Do you see the example of no vision? So now what happens? I got to drive back but I don't have enough fuel to get back. I'm stuck. Now. I need to worry somebody else come catch me. Why didn't you catch your bus or borrow money from somebody?

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Come back to get my wallet and get my money and now suit myself up because now I know I want to go to Scotland. Now I know it's dawned upon me, after I've wasted so much time and so much money.

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This is the concept of a vision. So I hope you understand this now.

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Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the reason why I'm putting this in this because today as Muslims unfortunately, and about being stereo minded here and saying all Muslims, but in fact we see the youth, they talk about visions and missions and goal setting from the western books. You know, coffee said, this is the seven habits. And Peter Tsonga says this in his book, and Josh Kaufman says this in that book, and have you read a tipping point, so on and so forth, then they will cite for you literature, and they are proud of what they've read. Because definitely it does help us become high net worth individuals, but understand the brother and sister that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa

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sallam told us about this first time management, having a vision, goal setting, vision, so on and so forth was set by prophets of Allah, Allah He was so much through these points in to understand that it is the instruction to have a vision. So this was the son of Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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And this is prevalent in many, many pages of this era.

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There are countless examples of this. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his vision was what?

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for Islam to touch the four corners of the world.

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He was sent to do it

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to spread the message

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and he wasn't sent to the Arabs only.

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So we find in the Sierra is making dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. to

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grant the Islamic

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Jihad

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very early in Makkah, when Omar Abdullah was in charge of his people, and he came up with the suggestion

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that anyone who accepts Islam we will persecute them, so that others can be deterred from the concept of accepting the message of Mohammed who did this.

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And this thing over Mohammed Salah while he was making the draft for his Islam,

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can you see a visionary

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after Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam passed away in Abu Bakar who took the reins of the oma

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and how many countries in Islam Allah

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Subhana Allah Allah,

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Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a visionary

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in who they began, when Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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sighs the treaty with the chorus even though the points looked to be supportive of the Quraysh and not supportive of the Muslim agenda, do you remember

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the points that

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were the Quraysh set criteria that there's no obrah this year, it's next year.

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And set criteria that anyone who accepts Islam or comes to you from us, you will send them back and anyone who comes to us from you, we will keep them

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and so on and so forth. These were points Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam signed on this, and even

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the law who was known as a man of right, and a man of vision. Right. As a matter of seeing things long term, he was upset as to how this was signed.

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He felt that this was a win on part on the part of the machine. He coined the isolators and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the visionary, Allahu alayhi wa sallam, he knew what he was doing. Such a visionary that after signing the streets of Philadelphia, he went back to Medina and started sending letters to the different civilizations, that kings of different civilizations, inviting them to Islam, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah.

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But, you know, someone would say, but just now you signed something that put the baton in the hands of the courage, the isolators. And now you writing letters to other civilizations, he was a visionary. What he signed, was the means of burqa being open to the Muslims later on.

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Subhana Allah, and this is a fact. This is a fact because we know that those who came from Mecca to accept Islam, they were sent back, but they didn't want to go back. So they set up a position in between a new sort of, if we can call it city wasn't a city, but it was a place where they stayed together. Right. And this didn't work in the favor of the police.

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Because the caravans would cross this area, to do trade and so on and so forth. So visionary Subhanallah he signed that treaty, and after signing, he sending data to the rest of the world

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when they were digging, and they came across this rock that they couldn't break

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Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam picks up this axe

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and, or this utensil and strikes this rock

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with this villa and he says Allahu Akbar

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the keys of Shabbat ours Subhan Allah,

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we taking the time trench we're trying to fight the coup. We're trying to protect ourselves from the crash. We're about to be attacked by the Confederates by the Hazara, and Allahu Akbar, we've got the keys of

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a sham and what we tried to do right now, so Panama, and when he strikes it again,

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and he says, Allahu Akbar Persian hours, and he says, Well, I can see the palaces, La ilaha illAllah. And when he strikes it for the third time, and he says, Allahu Akbar, the keys of Yemen, house

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Subhan Allah, Allah Allah, we digging a trench to protect Medina from

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a great RV. And here we are talking about other civilizations coming under the

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constituency of Islam. Yes, he was a visionary supporter of the law. And when did these places come

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under the control of the Muslims, before the death of Mohammed Salah. After the day, after the death of Hamas, he was nurturing his people. He was saying the right things at the right time, because he knew what his purpose was. He knew the legacy he wanted to leave behind. So everything was happening in progress.

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He was making dua for certain people to be from amongst us. And them as a habit. He was working with them in a particular way. It wasn't a case whereby years went by and all of a sudden the realization came. And now in a rush format, he's trying to rectify law. He was the perfect visionary.

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And we learn from this, that you know what, a vision is not something that you and I have to achieve in our life. It can be something that is achieved after we pass away. But it's something we should coin whilst we are alive. It's something we should coin whilst we are alive. So brothers and sisters, this is where productivity starts. It's by having a vision. It's by having a vision. And what Allah has made things easy for us, because he's given us a man.

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And Eman dictates our vision for us. as Muslims, our vision is what

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to end up in jail. To have a grave which is a garden of regardless of gender, to have a place underneath hours of the day,

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to have our books of deeds in our right hands on the day of care. This is the vision

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for a believer who believes in Allah subhanho wa Taala the last day

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and when this vision is set, our missions become clear to us.

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Everything we do is a mission.

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Our missions become clear to us brothers and sisters.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala has described this mission and that mission is a bad Allah subhanho wa Taala said,

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a lania Budo Allah says mankind will not create it except to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is the mission. This worship leads to the vision we want. And the vision which the Sharia has set for us, and tawheed has set for us the price that is synonymous with belief in Allah and following the messenger of Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam.

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The mission is very bad. And when I say bad, we're talking about Salah, Zakah and hedge and fasting. No, I'm talking about the meaning of a bad day in its totality is the creme de la the universal term that describes everything that allows you to head over to Allah loves

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your jogging in the morning, can be beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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a mother preparing breakfast for her family can be beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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a husband going to work can be beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala and lead which is beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala is

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the bed

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is a bed. This is what we're talking about. Becoming high impact. Having a purpose behind everything you do. Going to university can be beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala attending a program can be beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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purchasing clothes, shopping can be beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala Who would have thought

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The cake we put in the oven which we forgot about at birth,

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that could also be beloved to Allah subhanho.

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wa Taala

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you can mention any act in your life brothers and sisters, it can be made into an event.

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But where does it start by having a vision, when you are always in touch with the legacy you want, or the price you want to attain and the legacy you want to leave. Everything you do has a purpose or real purpose behind it. You're not the person who drives around aimlessly, you the person buying the train ticket or the plane ticket because you know where you want to go. You have perspective in your life. And Subhanallah we are looking for perspective. You have a perspective. You know where you are, and you know where you're going. And you know how to get there. That's perspective.

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It starts with the visual brothers and sisters. So this transcends the the Pillars of Islam. If somebody says I'm going to work, why? Because I want to earn halal sustenance to feed my family. Hello, this isn't a bad wife in the home of mother in the home, prepares dinner for her family, for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. She's always in touch with her core self. And he's always in touch with his core self. They know why they're doing things. We're not just doing it for the sake of it. Remember my introduction? Anyone who does something for the sake of it is blameworthy

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is blameworthy? Why am I doing it? to feed my family? That's a reason but you're a Muslim. You should have a high impact purpose. Why else are you doing it? See, what's the lens of the camera, not just the lens of the Buddha? Yes, is to feed my family in terms of the lens of the dunya but also to earn my agenda and my agenda and to do that which is beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala a husband is smiles to his wife Pamela, why are you smiling to your wife so she loves me more? Yes, that will happen in sha Allah. That's the purpose of the denier. But think about it with the with the letters of the era, because

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he was taught us that smiling to my family is a sudden

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you see how you become a person of action? of true action, a high net individual, he taught us it's a sadaqa panela I'm smiling because of the cards right?

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Yes, the net result is your wife will love you more inshallah or your husband will love you more. Remember we said the differentiate between the means to the end of the

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difference differentiate between the means to the end and the end. We are here not as an end as a means to the end. What is the end the worship of Allah? Would you smile at your wife or your family? The end is yes, but the smile is the main street don't make the smiling the end.

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Because you're a believer who Allah has blessed with Islam.

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When you accept Islam, every second of your life is a way to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. You want to earn a million that can be beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala as well go ahead. Go ahead, go ahead.

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Go making 2 million as long as it's a means to the end and you have a noble end in mind. Because you will see how this vision keeps you

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as a high net worth person. It won't be that the 2 million made You arrogant because you had a purpose behind going for the 2 million.

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Is it clear? I think we share enough examples support technical discussion of selling the brothers earlier that you know what we talk about visioning and these kinds of topics. It does have a sort of technical attribute to it. instead of the normal Mr. boosting talks that communities love to hear but by Allah for me, this is a mind boosting for me to leave this hall, knowing that those in attendance will go home

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and become high impact individuals by Allah. This is a bamboo stick. I was telling our brothers that idea yesterday when I was consulting with them. I said brother, if the owner got together

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and said, on this day, at this time, we will all jump. What do you think will happen if 2 billion

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Muslims jump at the same time?

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What do you think will happen? The earth will shake the earth will shake will lie.

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The earth will shake. I'm not saying physically shake. Right? But I'm saying that there will be an impact why there will be an impact. This is unity. This is everybody doing things in tandem, not in random.

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Right intent of doing things with a purpose is all the Muslims woke up every day and live their lives with the purpose by Allah you will see a difference on the face of this earth. By Allah you will see ease coming to the ocean

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Because remember my earlier statement when you send it transcends, you can help those suffering in Syria and in Egypt and in the different parts of the world by becoming a better Muslim you can do your part now, by leaving a sin by Allah that one sin you leave will be a means of is there so

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we want all my brothers and sisters, we don't have a lot of me, myself and I, we are number of selflessness. Not selfishness, you know, selling fish, one pound fish.

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We are owner of selflessness, not selfishness. And this was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This is what he represented. selflessness when he was passing away, he's saying my alma mater, Alma, La ilaha illallah wa Salatu, Salah, he's calling to his passing away, but he's throwing out instructions. He's not talking about the pain and the saccharides, and so on and so forth. He is talking about the old man, he was selfless on the day of the AMA is going to be searching for this. He's going to be wanting to give water from his house to the sambar. And he's going to tell the angels were removing those that he thinks are people of his own back from the world is going to be

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saying, Why are you doing this?

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Only to be told that you don't know what they did. And the question begs to be asked are servants of Allah, and our children of Adam, what did you do after Muhammad? sallallahu alayhi wasallam? What did you do after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam?

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The question begs to be honest, brothers and sisters. Yes, go home today. But don't sleep. Before you ask yourself

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a few questions and write them down.

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And make it a point that from today, I want to work towards fulfilling the answers to these questions.

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This is the start and the minimum level.

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And it starts with

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how can I be from the best of my parents?

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And how can I be the best to my spouse?

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And how can I be the best parent?

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And how can I be the best employee or employer?

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And how can I be best to Allah subhanho wa Taala which starts with

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adopting the primary role that Allah subhanho wa Taala said Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with and that was thou

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that's the best way to start improving our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala in following the role that he gave to Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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Yes, we can all be to add, about say invite to everything. But by Allah, you have to invite to that which you know.

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As the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said

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spread something from even if it's one if we know La ilaha illa Allah, we know Muhammad Rasul Allah. But how many sit next to us in class that we haven't bothered sharing the message with? How many neighbors do we have? And we haven't shared them to hate we haven't shared with we haven't given to them this gift of the heat, or the message of the heat at least. I'm not asking us to convert from Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not asked to convert, but he was asked to convey

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convey brothers and sisters. to that which you know, at the minimum, you know, is the shot called Wait, wait. Because Islam has taught us to marry knowledge with action.

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ln whenever to marry knowledge with action.

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And the action of knowledge is to invite to them knowledge.

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Yes, and practice that knowledge, no doubt, but to propagate it.

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So ask yourself, How can I better my relationship with Allah which starts with this doubt? How can I better buy relationship with Allah, which also starts with adopting the qualities of salatu salam? And as we said, it was the quality of self listless

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are servants of Allah. No Children of Adam.

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I implore you to stand up and take your right as a believer.

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Take what is your right

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and that is the right of being the best

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for Allah subhanho wa Taala

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gave us everything that is the best.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala sent us the best revelation

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provided the best agent

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To the best prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the best language, the Arabic language, in the best of all months, the month of Ramadan, and the best of all nights Laila to Qatar in the best of all places but Catherine bokhara

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and in His revelation he said, You are the best of all Viva La ilaha illa Allah,

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you are the best of all people. Why because you invite towards good and you prevent from evil and you believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala Oh servants of Allah, what are you waiting for? Allah subhana wa tada made you the best and gave you the best never ever settle for anything mediocre. This is the message I leave you all. In the city today with Yes, we've taken some time. But let's not let this time go to waste. Let it translate into action that when I visit you next year somebody tells me so panela we opened the school and the sister say we opened up for example, a program which teaches which gives baking classes to the sisters for example or management classes to the sisters, for

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example, or we writing curriculums for Islamic subjects or we've started a hip madressa for for the girls or the males come up with also on hamdulillah active and proactive project. This is what we've done. We during the course of this year we got together and we did a match to raise money for cancer for example. Yes, by Allah, we are the best. And Allah has declared us to be the best but we have to take the means of being the best. And this is this admirable Battle of oneness

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and belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala inviting towards good preventing from evil and inviting to align walking the walk. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sent as a mercy to mankind, why are we not merciful to mankind, to the creation to the animals to the environment? We should have programs that are green friendly.

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So we should the Muslims should be standing out for protection of the environment and protection of life and protection of health and so on and so forth. What have we done?

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And I ended up with that question. What will the amiss if we were to pass away? If we were to pass away? Well,

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if you were to leave bath or pass away, what would you miss with your departure? That's the question I leave us with barakallahu li qu I love you all for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala everything correct set is from Allah subhanho wa Jalla is perfect and any mistakes are for myself and I apologize for the lackluster audio. As I said I am suffering from some allergies Viola spiderwort Allah grant cure, but there was no way that we would perform this talk it had to happen. I take this talk as a means of my qH Allah and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive any mistakes. ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive our mistakes.

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ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us an extended life in his obedience not to take us from this world except when he's happy with us.

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And asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive us for the abilities of the seconds and the hours and the days and the weeks and the months and the years we've wasted in our lives. And asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us barricade the remaining years of our life that we become those people who practice those acts that are based upon clarity and division.

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Those acts that are considered always high impact and those acts that inshallah will make up for our last past. I mean, the Allah subhanho wa Taala grant agenda of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and grant agenda together so we can discuss the active and proactive tasks we did it this year for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala hether Allahu Allah sallallahu

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alayhi wa sallam he had a lot he will be happy

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to Allah ilaha illa

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Allah to be like Santa Monica