Tom Facchine – A Reminder From Allah

Tom Facchine
AI: Summary © Speaker Al Joan Al Jain discusses the concept of " masjds," which refers to Allah's individuals and their actions. He explains that the concept is often associated with the " masjds and that leadership is essential in achieving success. He also discusses the importance of organized and focused leadership in achieving community outcomes, rather than just individual behavior.
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In Surat Al Jain, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala

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says something really interesting. He says, and

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that's a a basic point. Right? But actually

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it has profound consequences. He says, and know

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that the masjids belong to Allah,

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that they are Allah's.

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And we have this sort of concept that

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pops up in other places in the Quran

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and the Sunnah

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that the Masjids

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are for Allah. They belong to Allah. They

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don't belong to you.

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They belong to Allah. And everybody knows it's

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no secret that North America, we have a

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problem when it comes to our masjid.

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We have a problem when it comes to

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our places of prayer

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that

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more often than not they are run and

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managed

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like they are

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somebody's house.

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Right? We have sort of our own personal

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predilections, the things that we like, the things

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that we don't like, and we don't see

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the type of leadership that puts the community

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first.

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The type of leadership

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that is trying to facilitate

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better and better, improvement and improvement.

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Right?

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And some people it becomes, you know, in

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certain communities that I'm aware of,

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alhamdulillah, not here.

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It's

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even a point of ego.

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Right?

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Look at how much I donated to the

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masjid. I built this. I did this.

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The masedid are for Allah. They're not they're

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not your ego trip. They're not your

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legacy. Yeah. If Allah wills, you know, then

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you're going to have some sort of legacy

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for the good that you did, but this

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thing doesn't belong to you. And honestly, that's

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what leadership is. Leadership is able to let

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go.

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Right? Leadership is able to turn something over,

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to build something and turn it over.

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And the second that you're not able to

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lead in an effective way, you step aside

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for somebody else. Or if there's a particular

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type of task that you can't do, you

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step aside when somebody who's more qualified comes.

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It can't be about you. This isn't your

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house. This isn't your living room. You don't

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get to call the shots. Right? The masjid

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belongs to Allah and it has to be

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organized

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the way that Allah

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wants, and it has to be,

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managed in something that is focused on what's

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in the best interest of the community,

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not just

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what

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the board wants and doesn't want.

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