Tom Facchine – Why I joined YAQEEN…

Tom Facchine
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses how people react to feedback and how it can affect their duty to help others. They explain that individuals and groups are not the way of the Prophet Muhammad sallahu alayhi, but rather the way the setup is. The speaker emphasizes that people need to be open to feedback and participate in change to be more valuable to their own organizations.
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So a lot of people ask, well, how come you joined Yaqeen? Institute, Sheikh Abdullah always used to tell us that you need to be able to differentiate between different types of people, especially a person who makes a mistake. Okay, well, why are they making a mistake? Are they making a mistake? And they mean, well, they have a good intention, and they're misinformed, or is the person making the mistake and then defending it and justifying it, or they're making a mistake. And this is sort of like a larger pattern of things, and not willing to sort of listen to feedback shake out, bullies tell us that the way that you treat that person, depending on sort of where they're coming from, is

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going to differ, right. So you've got different strokes, or different sorts of responses for those different types of people. If you've got someone who's not open the feedback, you've got someone who doesn't want to change or is unwilling to change, then that's the type of person that maybe you abandon, maybe you boycott, maybe you sort of warned against that person, okay to protect other people from their evil. But if there's somebody who's open to change, and as open to feedback, then actually it becomes your duty to accompany that person and to help that person and to participate in that person's change. Because that person is much more valuable to the OMA and valuable to a snap,

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if they are to fix the 10% or 20% or 30%, or whatever percent of things that they got wrong, or things that they were mistaken about, right. Now, let's take this attitude towards individuals, and let's apply to organizations as well, right? People act like organizations just you know, they are the way they are, they're doomed to just be the same thing that they always were, they can't change. It's not true. individuals aren't like that. And organizations aren't like that, either. So a lot of people ask, for example, how come you joined Yaqeen Institute, and it was very clear to me, I actually took the time, I was aware of what people were saying good and bad. I went down in person I

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talked to people face to face, I didn't make a big spectacle about it. I didn't go live on YouTube or on Facebook. Right. I had my questions. And I got my answers. And what I found was people were open to feedback, right? An organization that that is involved with, that has many different people, dozens of people involved with it, you've got many different outlooks. But I found that from top to bottom, people were open to change, and they were open to feedback and that they wanted to do good. And they had a good intention. And so what would what would Sheikh Abdullah told me to do, if you have a situation that you can be a part of, and help to contribute to it, and help to give advice to

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it and to steer it in, you know, a way that it can improve and be even better, right? Because no one I'm think can deny that, you know, everybody's a mix of good and evil, right to help participate in better outcomes for it. That not only is a good thing that might be your duty, I think it's my duty, right? And so we ask offer success, and we ask a lot to keep us sincere. And we ask Allah not to put us in a situation where he's going to hold us to account for what we've said against individuals and groups and assuming that individuals and groups cannot change or cannot improve. This is not the way of the sun. No, this is not the way of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam and this is not

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the way the setup

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