Hindsight, Insight, & Foresight

Suleiman Hani


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and the evils within ourselves. Whomsoever Allah guides because they sincerely seek guidance, non kin Miss guide, and whomever he rightfully causes to be led astray because they are not sincere in seeking guidance, non kin guide, and I bear witness and I testify that there's no deity worthy of worship except the law alone. And I bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam peace be upon him is His servant and final messenger.

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Allah the Exalted reminds us for our own benefit in the Noble Quran, what is translated as all you who believe all believers, be conscious of Allah as he deserves. Be conscious of Allah, in public and private with Muslims, non Muslims, with friends with strangers, be conscious of Allah, wherever you are,

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and let every soul reflect on what you have prepared for tomorrow, on what you have sent ahead for your afterlife

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and be conscious of Allah verily, Allah is aware of all that you do. Allah subhana wa Tada when he addresses us in the Quran. Yeah, you will Adina amneal, more specifically, with greater emphasis, as one of the companions said, when you hear these words, when you read these words, pay attention, for Allah is telling you about something that is good for you to implement, or about something harmful, so that you may avoid it. So when Allah subhanaw taala tells us and we hear this every Juma or you who believe worship Allah be conscious of Allah as he deserves. We ask ourselves, what are we doing to live up to that standard? As is his right upon us? And do not die? Except in that state of

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worship? May Allah subhana wa, tada, allow us to live upon and die upon Allah, you know, he longed to be resurrected, in good company alone. I mean,

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if someone were to ask you to imagine what life would look like 30 years, 40 years, 50 years? And you're 2050? What would society look like? What would the American Muslim community look like? What would the situation be for the OMA all around the world? What would technology look like? What are some things that we think about that come to mind? And when we think about the last 50 years, and how quickly they passed by in the last 30 years, and even the last 10 years of one's own life, and how quickly, really time disappeared? Subhanallah we ask ourselves, what are we doing to contribute day by day, to something greater in 50 years to something greater in 30 years. And so our football

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today is a combination of the two. It's about three specific terms and three different things we can do. All of which are also encouraged in our faith, encouraged by Allah subhanaw taala. And these are the concepts of hindsight insight and foresight. As for the first, what is hindsight, when we think about the concept of hindsight, we think about perceptions, thinking about things that past by things that already occurred, and hindsight when people utilize it, they are talking about what in hindsight, such and such is very obvious, but I didn't know back then. So you are reflecting on something that occurred already in the past. And you're thinking about perhaps something you did

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wrong, perhaps a mistake that was made, and this can apply to relationships this can apply to your faith this can apply to your corporate job. This can apply to anything that's in hindsight, such and such perhaps was not the most efficient decision, Condor, Allahu Masha found, let me learn some lessons and move forward. Let me take something from that experience from that history. From that occurrence from that incident from that calamity for my own mistake, so that I don't repeat it again. And when we look at the Quran, we find a significant amount of the reminder a significant amount of a vicar from Allah subhanaw taala are stories of past nations. And these stories are

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out there just to entertain people. These are not stories for the sake of leisure. It's true that stories are to captivate you to, to bring about some attention to emphasize a point. But these are not just stories. These are real occurrences. And so when you think of the concept of a story, especially the stories of the Quran, think about actual people think about human beings, as we experienced today, making mistakes. And so if 1/3 of the Quran approximately, is filled with the stories, and a significant amount of the stories are nations that disobeyed nations that went astray people who are arrogant Barun, one of the most wealthy people throughout history and how arrogant he

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was, and how he gave himself credit for everything he had, and became oppressive through it. You look at the example of Iran, you look even at the example of iblees these are not stories just for the sake of entertainment. These are real occurrences. This is a real history we are talking about here. And so the point of the stories, once we study them, once we review them, every time you recite the Quran everyday with your daily with your daily habits, you are to take from them some benefits, so that you're not repeating the mistakes of other people, you're not repeating, repeating the mistakes of history, may Allah subhanaw taala allow us to learn from these lessons and to

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utilize our resources to utilize our knowledge in the best manner possible. And there's an interesting point here, when you talk about history, and the importance of study the importance of studying history that we have today. And everyone will have as they are saying these words, the greatest responsibility, the greatest by far responsibility compared to any nation before us, compared to any generation before us to learn lessons from the past, why? Because we have the greatest amount of history to study, we have the greatest amount of resources and lessons and even access today with the technology that we have. And so we have less excuses when we have more

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history, less excuses when we have more information. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us people who benefit from our hindsight. And it's important to note psychologically and theologically as Muslims. We don't live in the past. And sometimes Muslims are always or frequently romanticizing the past romanticizing history living as though they just want to stay in a particular era during the time of Salah Medina up between 750 1258 or another time in history, Mohammed Al Fattah and it's as though we are stuck at times in our conversations, asking where's the next Salahuddin? Where's the next Mohamed Fattah, where's the next? I don't want to be logged in as ease. And as we are

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asking these questions and watching the shows that are about these matters, and I'm not discouraging these types of historical shows. Rather, it's important for us to take what we need from the occurrence from that moment in history. But then apply it today. What are you doing with all that you're watching and reading and benefiting in terms of history so that we are people who benefit from hindsight so that there is real application so that if you're talking about the next Salahuddin you're talking about the next level Hardeen in our generation, not 100, or 200, or 1000 years down the road. And it will obviously manifest in different ways in different societies in different

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regions and different eras. It's important for us to take the lessons of history, psychologically, it's important for every Muslim to recognize in terms of Eman builder, belief and decree that what has occurred has occurred you cannot change it, but that Allahu Masha, fine. And this part of strong belief in Allah subhanaw taala, that when something happens, you don't say if only I did something else, if only I changed my way, if only I did that what has occurred has occurred, you cannot change it. Take the lesson you can take from it. You made that mistake. Make sure you don't make the mistake, the same mistake again. You made that mistake or saw someone else making a mistake. Don't

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repeat their errors don't repeat their sins, but in terms of psychologically living in the past, and being stuck in the past because of a calamity or because of trauma or because of sinfulness even Allah subhanaw taala when we think about Toba, when you think about progress, when you think about moving forward, Allah subhanaw taala is always encouraging us to focus on moving ahead, moving on to the next chapter to the next thing. And this is why the concept of Toba in Islam is that you do not give up you can never lose hope in the Mercy of Allah. It's a command of Allah. Allah tap, not only Rahmatullah do not lose hope in the Mercy of Allah. So we are a people who are always trying to move

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forward. How do I benefit from the past? And how do we as a nation benefit from the history of the past our history, and the histories of other nation states that have risen and fallen throughout all the areas and generations in which we have documentation we have resources so that we don't repeat these mistakes? May Allah subhanaw taala allow us to cultivate our hindsight, the two things we can say about cultivating hindsight number one is regularly review your own life everyday, reflect on your life. Reflect on what you've done in the day, reflect on the day that has passed by every night before you sleep, reflect on what you need to improve for tomorrow. What did I do today that needs

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some kind of correction? And am I happy with it that I make any mistakes in the last week in the locks in the last month? Something

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that needs to be adjusted or modified in some capacity. And as you reflect, and as you, you review yourself, this is the concept of self accountability, how Siebel and Fusa come Cobla into hospital hold yourselves accountable, before you are held accountable. So take advantage by reflecting on a daily basis. And number two, make sure that you are also studying history, not just the history of the Muslim ummah, but history in general, because we learn lessons from our own history and the histories of other nations as well. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to allow us to cultivate our hindsight so that we do not repeat our mistakes along the way. Number two is insight, insight, the

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concept of insight is to have a powerful or deep reflection on something to have a deep reflection or understanding or comprehension about a person or a thing or an occurrence. And so an example of insight and how it's different than hindsight, is that hindsight, if you think about it, it's already occurred. Hindsight is after the fact. Whereas insight can protect you from doing the thing that you did before. Insight is the thing that will give you some perspective about this activity, this habit, this action, the strategy for your job, your relationship, your studies, whatever it may be. And we can apply this in so many ways. But insight is for us to take a moment to reflect and to

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make this a habit in our daily experiences to reflect more often. And to be less hasty as well. Because oftentimes, when we're hasty when we're very quick to do things, we stumble, we make mistakes, we repeat mistakes, may Allah subhanaw taala forgive us and protect us insight is for someone to stop and ask why am I doing this right now? Is this the best thing for me to do? Is this the right thing for my life? Or is this something pleasing to Allah? Is this the best strategy for my job? Is this the best project I can be working on? Is this the best use of my time to stop and reflect to stop and reflect to stop and reflect? And of course, we say as we've stated many times,

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reflection is a part of our faith. And Allah subhanaw taala addresses the people of reflection throughout the Quran, the homea Tiffa karoun. For people who reflect and also our Miata effect guru, do people not reflect on what on so many things on the creation of the heavens and the earth? Do you not reflect on how Allah Subhana Allah has power beyond your imagination? Do you not reflect on the knowledge of Allah subhanaw taala he knows about the 100 billion neurons in your body in your brain, he knows about the 100,000 drops of blood in every single human being he knows about every cell in your body, he knows about every leaf that falls, every snowflake, every drop of rain, every cloud

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that passes by, but if you don't think about it, if you don't stop to reflect, you're not going to experience that reinforcement of faith that will help you perhaps guide you to a better decision or protect you from doing the wrong thing. And so think frequently reflect frequently on that which is beneficial that which brings you closer to Allah subhanaw taala and almost every Juma we mentioned and we reference as we did today, the saying of Allah subhanaw taala will tell not enough, some fundamentally right, like every soul look, to unload means to look literally would mean to look, but in this case, while the tumbler while temblor here is referring to what to a type of looking that is

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actually a spiritual and psychological look to what you have prepared. Look to what you are sending ahead for your afterlife. What did we all prepare and the afterlife here, avoid tomorrow? Don't think of it as something far away. Why should you not think of as something far away because afterlife here is not referring to the Day of Judgment, your afterlife is referring to the moment you pass away and your afterlife begins the moment to pass away. And it is out of the Mercy of Allah that he uses the word jihad tomorrow, to bring closer the reality that is inevitable to bring closer the reality that you are going to depart soon not in 10 2050 years as some people think and they

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don't know that perhaps this day this night that they thought about it was the very last night may Allah subhanaw taala make us people of reflection and people of actions while tumbled enough sama Goddamnit Lila be mindful and prepare and reflect on what you have sent ahead for tomorrow we can say to effect code is a part of our faith. And to fact code in Islam is about all of the signs of Allah subhanaw taala whereas for you to reflect on the Quran as well and every eye of the Quran that will help reinforce your faith. This is to double as well Leah double it as Allah subhana wa Tada says, so the practical advice here, schedule if you have to schedule some time, every day for

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increased reflection. And make sure that especially in your homes because of the pandemic now, make sure you take time after the prayers to reflect and before you start your Salah with with your family or individually to reflect before you sleep to reflect and so on and so forth. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us people have to * or to make us people have insight and reflection along with me. So the first is hindsight, what has occurred has occurred learn lessons from it. The second is insight. So to have reflection in the moments right now, and perhaps this will protect you. And the last is foresight

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foresight is to look ahead. Why is it that someone wants to look ahead. And of course, when we say look ahead, we don't have access to knowledge of the future. But what we're talking here about is a type of reflection, in terms of the factors in terms of the risks in terms of your activities in terms of the trends, to know what it is that you might fall into later, to know what it is that society might experience later, for example, in 2021, one of the think tanks that focuses on global risks. Every year, what they do is they publish a report talking about some of the global risks and some of the trends that we see and some of the potential harms that may come about if we don't

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change certain things. For example, dealing with a pandemic, and people taking action, for example, dealing with global warming, for example, when it comes to in some countries, perhaps to perhaps war, or civil war, political issues, and so on, and so forth. What is this based off of foresight and Strategic Foresight is a part of a discipline called futures studies, where they're studying, and they're trying to study the future, not in terms of knowing what will happen, but preventing things from happening, preventing bad things from happening. And here, when you say preventing, it's because we have data, it's because we have trends, it's because we have some things that are very

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clear to us now. And this includes our past, this includes your own history, that you've made mistakes, or people have made mistakes, or now the patterns are like this. And if we repeat the same mistakes, and in terms of the future, we are likely to reach or to to experience the same exact kind of harm. One way to understand this foresight is to think about someone who texts and drives May Allah protect us and forgive us and guide us to drive and to text is to believe that you are safe is to believe that you are not risking your life in the lives of other people. And we know that there are 1000s 1000s of cases almost every single year, just in the United States in which the cause of

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death for that individual or the accident as well was because someone was texting and driving and when I say 1000s Many of these are fatal. And we have many, many stories like this some shared because of the dash cams, some were shared by the parents, some were live streaming as they were driving. May Allah Subhana Allah guide us and forgive us this is a huge Amana. Even if you're driving alone, your own life is an Amana. And so imagine someone is driving a car on the highway. As was the case for a 21 year old American students driving on the highway. And they're behind a semi truck, perhaps three or four vehicles away. And as they're driving, I believe it was 70 miles an

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hour. They're not breaking the speed limit. As they're driving. They were live streaming on one of the social media apps. And as their live streaming, and they're looking down for about two seconds for about two seconds. They look down for too long. And the trucks suddenly stop in front of this student. And he couldn't he didn't have the time. He didn't have the foresight didn't have the preventative measures to brake to move to maneuver. He hit the truck and he died on impact. And the reality is these experiences are very common. They are very frequent. My point here is not just about safety when it comes to texting and driving may Allah Subhana Allah protect us and protect our

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lives and guide us to the most wise decisions. It's the fact that the students they said if he had a little more time, for example, in Driver's Ed, they teach sometimes the 12 second rule that you are to have 12 seconds of looking ahead, look far ahead. Why? Because if you're looking far ahead and you see someone crossing the road, you see an animal you see something happening, you have time to react time to prevent. And if you are not looking if you are distracted, if you don't have foresight, you might experience harm in your life, you might experience harm in your faith, you might experience harm for your family, the community and an organization, your company depending on

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who it is we're referring to. Strategic Foresight is a part of everything in society. And people who apply foresight properly they are regularly Looking ahead, the trends, the patterns, what am I doing is this a good deed? Is this opening a door to something sinful something major, the first action sometimes does not seem like it's haram, but it's a door that opens up to a major sin. And so we have to be very wise even against the traps and tricks are shaytaan May Allah subhanaw taala protect us and guide us. It is projected that by year 2070, approximately 2070 that the Muslim population will be the largest religious group in the world. And I believe Allah Subhana Allah knows best.

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These trends are not sometimes or projections are not accurate. It may be 20 years before that we don't know. And we don't know what will happen in the world in the next 510 and 20 years. But it's not about the quantity here. It's not about the quantity. It's about the quality. And if we're looking at 30 years down the road, 50 years down the road, if we're looking at the southern Nigeria, we all hope to leave behind, not in one Islamic center, but in the entirety of the Ummah, in the generations thereafter, and the youth that are growing up now and the things that they are being taught, and so on and so forth. We're looking at quality more than quantity. And we don't want to

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focus on quantity and assume that something is good because it's it's in great abundance. Now in this case, we want to focus on the quality of the people who are around Salahuddin or you be the quality of the people we're focusing on

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Social deformation but through the Islamic lens, the quality, not just the quantity. And if we are to consider, for example, what it will take to get there to a better place for our Ummah, for the community for the world for Muslims to make a positive impact in America to stop a lot of the oppressions in this society, not just other societies, it will require us to take action today. We can't just talk and talk and talk and not not do anything about it. Foresight is for you to see what might happen. And then to take action today. Hindsight is for you to see what has occurred in the past to learn a lesson from it and then not to repeat it again, an insight is for you to reflect

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regularly, and it combines and brings the two together. And if we consider the situation, the situation Subhanallah, locally and globally, if we consider just the history of this nation when it comes to oppression, when it comes to slavery, when it comes to the current structural oppression as well, we find many examples of things we can all work to resolve, we find that just with this one experience with the winter storm and the crisis in many places, especially in Texas, that there was a there's still a lot of corruption that as Muslims, we have the answers to we have the solutions for and we are we are required, it is an obligation upon us to try to do something within our

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capacity, whether whatever your role is as a mother, as a father, as an educator, as someone on social media, as a young student, as an activist. As a donor, there's always some role you can take and some obligation, some responsibility, even if it means to be raising the next generation righteously, to understand that social reformulation is a part of Islam, to take care of the needs of other people to take care of the needs of the many who are homeless during this, these cold winter months, may Allah subhanaw taala utilize all of us in our massage in Islamic organizations to take care of others in society. And if we consider, for instance, the use of politics at times, to

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take certain groups minorities, and to utilize them as pawns, we must be wise we must be cautious in terms of foresight, that if you're looking 50 years down the road at the American Muslim community, just the American Muslim community, it is crucial for us to realize as is the case in many Western nations that we do not in terms of morality belong to a specific political party. We don't belong fully or completely to one specific politician. We have already a moral framework that we follow philosophically, theologically, we know what is right and wrong. So we take the moral framework first that we study, and we must study the religion properly. We study what Allah subhanaw taala has

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revealed of actual objective morality. And then we look at the political situation. And then we study geopolitics, and then we study history. And then we study the trends. And we say this politician, this party, this group here, we can work with them on this, we can work with them on that, but we cannot be used and utilized as pawns for any specific group. Because what happens 3040 50 years down the road, if we start to change the religion to a different type of moral system, if we start to change parts of the religion, and how we teach it to our youth and the next generation, in terms of activism, and the difference between secular activism and Islamic activism,

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if we don't know the differences between these two, and we don't actually educate our communities about them, we will find people losing their religion over time, as has been the case for Christianity and Judaism, and many other religious communities around the world due to liberal philosophies. And this is something we've mentioned before this has arisen since the 17th century, it will continue and the most resistant group to this type of secularization has been the Muslim community. And I asked Allah subhanaw taala, to utilize all of us and our loved ones all around the world, to protect what is correct what is true, what is just and to advocate for justice in society

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utilizing the moral framework that Allah subhanaw taala gave us again, if we are to have foresight and to look down the road, 50 years, 100 years and 500 years, we can be part of something greater even if we don't see it in our lifetimes. But we must take action today. We must be preventative today. We must be wise today and we must study our religion today. Do not wait for problems to occur in your life, or your job or for the community before tackling the problem. And recognize that the best way generally, the best way to keep trouble away in society or in your life or in your own worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala the best way to keep problems away is to see it ahead of time to

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prevent it ahead of time to be protecting yourself in terms of the threats recognizing what is good and bad, and taking action beforehand. And the second point here is that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, now you will the whole milk Museum in Georgia and why hide in Marathi and the believers not stung twice from the same whole meaning from the same source of harm. So we must be wiser than to repeat our own mistakes or the mistakes of our parents or generations before or the entirety of humanity throughout history. We are to learn from these mistakes and to avoid repeating them may Allah subhanaw taala guide us and protect us and utilize all of us for what is good and may

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Allah subhanaw taala make us amongst those who bring more

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Peace and more justice and equality to society and may Allah subhanaw taala guide other people through us Allahumma Amin seek forgiveness from Allah He is the Ever Merciful The oft forgiving a poodle pony ha That was stuck for too long you want to confess to Pharaoh in the Horn of a photo Rahim?

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hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah. While early he was being a woman who Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless you all and preserve you in your health, in your wealth with your loved ones with your faith and may Allah subhanaw taala make us from amongst those who benefits from what we hear. May Allah subhanaw taala make us amongst those who are grateful and utilizing our blessings utilizing our blessings in the manner that is most pleasing to Him. Subhanahu wa Taala brothers and sisters when it comes to these three concepts of hindsight, insight and foresight hindsight once again about what has occurred, and insight about the concept of reflecting frequently, so that you

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are understanding something seeing something in a different light and then taking different action and foresight is to look ahead to prevent yourself from certain threats or risks for your job for your community for your faith for your relationships. May Allah subhanaw taala is to benefit from this, we can say in terms of action items in terms of what we can do. The first is to realize that education in general has changed especially since the 17th century, and especially for many Muslims living in secular societies. Education has changed to the extent that many Muslims and other groups as well but many Muslims are educated in terms of their secular worldly studies. And they are not

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pursuing they are not given a dose of they are not in some way benefiting from an equal amount or greater amounts of Islamic knowledge. And it's beyond beyond the time now. It's way past the time. Now for us to say every Muslim should just know how to pray. Of course, we should know how to pray. But beyond that we should understand some more depth to our religion, understand some matters of creed and theology that help us to look at society in different way and benefit society in a different way. And we really don't have excuses when it comes to access when it comes to access to education, Islamic education and knowledge. And subhanAllah. This was the case before the pandemic.

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Now with the pandemic, we have no excuses. That online alone, you have access to every type of discipline within Islamic sciences and other fields as well. To the extent that if someone is learning for 1015 2030 years and specializing in a specific field, let's say in medicine, or law, or engineering, or journalism, or the humanities, anything else, they're spending this time in something that I hope will be beneficial for the Muslim ummah. At the same time, we need Muslims in all of these fields, who are also strongly educated in Islam, we are no longer living in a times in which you have to travel far away to find a scholar. You don't even have to travel to many masjid,

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to find access to the resources that you need. We can find these resources online, we can start with our families, we can increase the amount of Islamic education we have. Because when we look back once again, hindsight when we look back at history, from 750 to 1258, you find the so called Islamic Golden Ages, you find that a lot of the advancements in all of the worldly fields were also at the same time that Muslims were advancing their own religion were advancing their own studies were advancing the philosophy of religion protecting the religion from different types of doubts and unsure bohat, and so on and so forth. But it required them not to be strong in just one area. The

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Muslim civilization that progresses is the one that understands and takes care of proficiency every area. But this requires Muslims in general to be more connected to the religion in terms of knowledge. And since we have an Hamdulillah, especially for many of us living in the United States, since we have access to this knowledge, and many people are somewhat well off, they are taken care of financially they don't need for example, so many people do not need a third and fourth job in this community. May Allah Subhana Allah bless all of us in our wealth and our health and our families. If you have the ability and capacity to educate yourself as well religiously beyond the

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basics, and to get to the next level, and to encourage your children and your family, then you are a part of the stepping stone to that change in 3040 50 years. It doesn't happen overnight. There happens when people are connected to what is true, what is just what is peaceful, and they're taking action. Because generally speaking, we find what that when society increases in secular values, and secular education and religious education decreases society and the religious communities will become more secular. May Allah subhanaw taala protect us and forgive us along I mean, so take advantage seek knowledge, utilize the resources that you have. And the second point, of course, no

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doubt, we need to have foresight, look ahead. By holding ourselves accountable, looking at the past mistakes and preventing things from occurring in the future. Just like that student who was driving who did not have time to see Don't be so distracted with your faith, with your job with your responsibilities with your family, with your relationships with anything at all. Don't be so distracted to the point where you are not looking directly ahead where you are not seeing what is occurring in your life.

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Take some time to reflect to have some insight. And may Allah subhanaw taala benefit all of us and benefit our communities through our hindsight through our insight and through our foresight, Aloma. I mean, in addition to that, we see no doubt, we see here, as is the case, many people in America are talking about Black History Month, as I referenced last week. And it's important for us to recognize the mistakes of people of the past, and how these mistakes sometimes did not disappear. But they've evolved into different types of mistakes. And so perhaps the African slave trade is no more in the United States of America. But there's still a form of slavery, we can address, there are

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still issues we can address, there's still very clear structural oppression and structural violence that we can address against the black community and other communities. And this is something that matters to us as Muslims, because we are required, generally speaking, wherever you see injustice, wherever you see a monkey and evil, to try to do something about it. If you cannot, with your hands, if there's no action you can take such as volunteering, seeking knowledge, and joining a local cause of coalition, whatever it may be speaking to politicians, if that's not something you can do in your capacity, then at least say something, at least try to address it on social media online, offline,

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and so on and so forth. And if you cannot, then at the very least, and most people can, if you cannot, then at the very least hate the oppression or the injustice or that muka in your heart. And that is the least part of faith. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to utilize all of us to overcome all types of oppression and injustice in society. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us people have effective and efficient hindsight insight and foresight and we ask Allah subhanaw taala to allow us to prepare to look ahead at what's coming in this life and especially the next life so that when we reach that point we are not people have regrets May Allah subhanaw taala accept from all of us Aloma

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