The Best Way To Define Responsibility
Channel: Waleed Basyouni
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hamdulillah Hua Hua salatu salam ala Milena via by the horn of Vienna Mohammed Envira. Ernie he will be he was salam ala whom at the Sleeman Kathira Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala Nabina Muhammad wa shadow Allah ilaha illallah wa the hula Cherie Cara wa shadow no Mohammed Abdullah Sulu. Yeah, you're already in I'm in a tabula Hapa. To party he wanted to move to NATO and to Muslim on all praise due to Allah and His praise and blessings and peace be upon a prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his family, his companions and his followers until the Day of Judgment, I bear witness that Allah is the only one worthy of worship and Mohamed Salah has and then his last and
final messenger, my dear brothers and sisters, today I would like to speak to you about the subject that I consider as a fundamental concept in order legit, and is actually it is an very important character trait that any successful men or woman
in any area in life must to adhere to, must have, which is sense of responsibility.
Being a responsible person, is something so dear and so important. And there is so much emphasis on that concept. And it's not. It's a matter of fact, at Islam calling you as an individual in Canada if a person was responsible.
And it is interesting how Allah subhanaw taala name us or the Sharia, see us in that lens and put us in that frame, as people who are responsible for their actions responsible towards that.
themselves, and those who they are in charge of, and responsible for so many areas I will mention soon.
The price of greatness is responsibility. In order for you to be successful in this life and next, and religious matters and in worldly matters, you have to have that sense of responsibility. You feel that and people can rely on you. becoming responsible person means being able to consciously make decisions, conduct behavior that seek to improve oneself, him or her, as well as others, and most important, importantly, a responsible person, except the consequences of their own actions. That's what responsibility as it means to be more honest, more reliable, more independent. It means that you care for others, more than you care to take credit or being famous. Responsibility it does
not only it is not only about big things, some people just say you say wait until the big things comes actually responsible people will feel the sense of responsibility even to the smallest task that we will be giving. And if you study the lives of the Sahaba of Allah and and one of the great things about to them that whenever they took that they have that great sense of responsibilities toward their religion toward the Prophet Muhammad SAW sadhana toward this deen and that's why they deliver it perfectly to the next generation and continue that you know, practice until today. responsible people in a simple word I can say they are by net natural and they are leaders because
that what's leadership is all about in my opinion.
There is a sense of responsibility for us as Muslims as grow up reading the Quran and learning from the Sunnah of the Prophet Mohammed Salah sadhana telling us that there is a responsibility towards the diligent towards the *ty of Allah Subhana Allah to add in now that Amanda had a similar it will all be eligible for ebony in a minute now wash broken me now. We're Hamadan, insane we know kind of a woman Jehovah, what they fall in on mascara and Allah says that the responsibility of this religion carried by human being carried by men. And Allah Subhana Allah says in the Day of Judgment, you will be stopped and you will be asked
in Cologne in law to remind you have the locket saw more hebdomad Will couldn't move to multi Amity for them that in the Day of Judgment each and every one will meet Allah individually but you will meet your Creator individually and he will ask you
because that's a responsibility that he puts in your shoulder towards many things and the most important thing towards your budget
and also towards your family. You upload an episode Salam Kulu Cumbre and welcome Luca Masuda Amboy yet each and every one of you is responsible, and each one will be asked about his or her own flat. You
On your family, you will be asked about to them. You will be asked about your relatives and Islam it is an obligations if I have an uncle, ora ora, a maternal or paternal uncle and he is in need of help. It is my obligation to help. If I have brothers, five siblings, I have cousins, according to the strongest opinion that lean toward by Schiff of Islamic Jamia and others, he said to even distance relatives like cousins and nephews, and in that nature, you still if ALLAH SubhanA, Allah gives you the ability to help them, you're obligated to offer help to them.
There is a responsibility towards your neighbors, towards your society.
Even there is a responsibility upon us towards this earth that we're living in.
We're responsible to keep it you know, function to keep it protected. I'm going to say tons of narration tons of a hadith we can bring and from the seal of the process on to serve this purpose.
There's also an Islam responsibilities upon our shoulder to towards the future. And it's them it's almost musalia I needed to John was stuck with it, agenda found him Are you responsible for the next also, there is a responsibility upon us toward the next generations,
which is our children's and grandchildren's and the generation that comes
to make sure that we deliver to them the world in a better state than they basically that what we receive.
And here I would like to share important points with regard to the concept of responsibility. And each one area deserve its own football and talk, but something to reflect upon.
As you leave the hook, but today.
And when I say first of all, feeling that you are a person of responsibility and you have responsibility in your shoulder is not some it's not a burden. Being responsible and to take responsibility is not a burden. It's actually an honor. It's a strength. It's their way to you knew to be a person of value. Because your value appeal, not only the time of comfort and the area of comfort, were you standing in your comfort zone that payment and insanity walked in me when we walked in Macedonia year was basically your value comes in a time of test when you're responsible. Taking responsibility. It's where your powers live.
and I said this point for you to reflect upon.
Responsibility is different for one person to another. But we all share since a certain type of responsibility. There is no doubt towards the religion towards the date. The scholar, the student of knowledge, the Imams have responsibilities, that is different than the rest of the average person in the community. But still the average person in that community there is a responsibility upon the shoulders. There is a responsibility upon the shoulder of that rich but also upon the poor. That's why and who southern border even the people who have low income to give and to spend. I feel there is a sense of responsibility. In St. Catherine filter and Ramadan. Even the poor they give
credit for back and forth they do but they were hurt
any he might receive the Cup in football, but still he's obligated to give him Zakat and for that he gave to someone else poor. To create that sense of I'm also responsible towards that society. The father has responsibilities. Mother have responsibility. Children have responsibility. Uncles, community members.
You know, the boss has the responsibility the managers, but also the employees they have responsibility. rulers and leaders have a responsibility toward the countries but also citizen an average person has a responsibility towards the can
you know people in insecurity worlds they have responsibility towards security, but we all know if you see something, say something
because that's a general responsibility upon all of us as a society.
I find it's interesting.
And the jaffle after a thorough Well, I'm not gonna miss Looney and for the one Najafi dunya Octomore Allah Allah was Sunil Germania. There is a responsibility upon us individually and there is responsibility upon us collectively. That's why I was wiped out I said, What to Alan were added video a tableau hell one another and good.
Allah Subhana Allah says couldn't to hire omitted the nurse that me
Little wonder in my humble foot, then how an animal thank you the best nation because collectively, we are ordering people to do good and we stop evil
will move me in order me that Bible and only about the believing men and a woman are a BA than they support one another. There is that a collective responsibility upon us as a society.
And I found it interesting that most of success and dunya and is worried live is actually rely on that type of responsibility.
As for the personal one, and the day of judgment, couldn't An FCM be Marchesa? Rahane Mahina Sultan with each and every soul will be hold responsible for their earning What does utilize Zillow to weasel her way into the room with Aurra tune either Henry highlight middlemen who che what Oh, Canada, Cordoba, you're responsible for your action, no one will help you with it.
My brothers and sisters another fourth point that I would like to share with you tonight today to reflect upon responsibility means to be honest with yourself
and to have a sense of obligations.
You have to build that sense of obligations that to Disney, I need to do that. I feel the responsibility. I feel the sense of obligation but if you don't feel it, you never going to do it. You know what? Somebody came to me and said Hey, I see you guys doing constructions. I would like to
what he is doing you basically building us classes, you know, back there, what can I do?
Somebody said I can do maybe donate some money extra money to Bennett this week, or this month, somebody said you know what, if you need any help, let me know share sense of responsibility. Somebody said you know what, I feel that this area need help and I can offer? Yeah, it feels so that is I don't say that somebody else No, that's me I need to do that. That sense of obligation upon me.
It's an honor it's a power it's elevate you.
In also being honest with yourself what exactly you can do so you cannot take responsibility of something that you can't fulfill.
And also to be honest with yourself, so we don't say I can do that.
While in fact you are more than capable of doing that. So responsibility if you reflect upon these two concepts, they're very much related to that concept at large. Number five, I found a responsible person is the one who has the ability to the following the ability to admit when they are when they made a mistake, or when they are wrong,
responsible people it's it's easy for them to you know what I will take responsibility for the consequences of my actions I'm wrong I will admit it takes guts humility to admit mistakes, admitting we are wrong is carried not weakness.
And I think that's one of this basic concept of being responsible.
I found also a responsible person is the person who's consistent with themselves and with others hypocrites they don't take responsibility they run away from responsibility we drop the ball all the time
and we have the opposite of hope it hypocrites
being consistent also what are the things that get a tip I can give if you want to improve your ability to be responsible person a start a routine and keep up with it
those with some people cannot have a routine because they cannot have a responsibility at every day and that that and that time I'm going to commit to do this it's very hard and if you find how though that led to the structure is actually to give you this list of responsibility for five time daily prayers every day
there are certain month every month you have your year you basically do how God you do
sorry oh you we fast the vandal Ramadan
also on time don't be late. responsible people while their character trait I found that they are on time of the person always late always be you know, you know, missing their deadlines, you know, work they always don't submit the work on time. You know, paying bills. lates they never do that. Those people who are like that, Pete That's a sign of not being a responsible person responsible person cares about these things.
Get to work. They need the deadlines. Nope, procrastination. Procrastination is amazing thing. None amazing.
It's amazing how common it is.
You know that day I was telling my
A daughter learned on it. It's due tomorrow. She said You mean due tomorrow?
I said, God, it's due tomorrow, not due tomorrow. Okay, so some people are like, when it comes to procrastinations it is. No, it's bad. I'm guilty of that sometimes.
You know, I remember my mother in law told me a long time ago, I wouldn't amount to anything. Because it's how I procrastinate. I said to her, just wait, isn't
a serious note? Procrastination is an enemy of being responsible. Because you have to he basically you learn how to do it.
And also a person responsible, responsible people, they don't let their emotions control them.
Sometimes it's, I admit, it's very hard to control your emotions. But at least don't let them control you. Don't let them get in your way. stop you from fulfilling your responsibilities.
Yeah, it's something common today. Why didn't you I don't feel good today. But even if you don't feel but you have a responsibility to do
I don't feel like going to school today. I don't feel like doing my homework. I don't feel like doing this. Yeah, that's that's something as crawling unfortunately, that's can be very, very take you far away from being a responsible person. I I validate emotions I understand that there is we go through different emotions ups and downs but don't remember you might not be able to control your emotions but don't let them control you and stop you from fulfilling fulfilling your responsibilities. Now last fight Allah give us to fear from this dunya along sundown and Muhammad Ali hullabaloo mercenary Tomas total Allah and you're looking to stop
him the delay right there was Salatu was Salam ala manana via by the Hoback
health I don't have time for the next point. But the next point I promise that needs hutzpah which is when it comes to responsibilities we have to talk we have to start things not start we have to be thinking seriously as individuals as family as a community as a nation about the next generation. Yes, I see a great things in next generation but also a secret threat.
As a matter of fact, somebody wrote and said all of the greatest threats for the United States is actually the next generations
they have the biggest group ever exists in the history of America but 18 millions
on the Williams
and that generations as much as you people criticize but I see a lot of fear and a lot of good in it what a great things in it. But also there's a lot of things that that has to be looked at and we have to be so careful how that Z generations just coming after and their generations and always duration is in between what kind of you know live and what kind of characteristics character they will have as they grow
this is something we should talk about more we should take care of our children what kind of children what kind of generations we're going to have because that's the basically that what will ensure the contiguity of whatever great things that we enjoy and we have today. Many people complain about one of the biggest thing that we see at work at home many of the divorces that I did what many of the failure marriages that I see today and number one reason I can tell you it is novice nobody wants to take a sense of responsibility
Hey, playing games all day doesn't go to school. No,
it is it is scary.
How it is today
between the people between the age of 1829 there is more people in the age between 18 to 29 live with their parents then with a spouse
and the number now getting even all that's in 2012 Now I see some studies even to this thing to the age of 30s living with their parents
and it became a common thing you know as a rule upstairs as long as they make like $500 pay my phone you know and my nice car that said I don't want to you know to be you yeah any getting any John.
Do you know that? You know there is a study was made and middle school girls. Three times as many middle school girls want to grow up to be a person
Little assistant for a famous person, you know,
then being a senator of United States
and four times, as many would pick assistant job overseer of a major corporation United States, among males.
It's a matter of fact 60% would cite that they were rather not to have a hard job over a job that is hard but required responsibilities 60% of people who are in their 20s Today
it's a scary
Melia it's got so many, you know,
participation trophies growing up.
That a recent study showed that 40% believe they shouldn't be 40% believed that they shouldn't be promoted every two years regardless of performance.
The reports about
Narcissus, not narcissistic ex
narcissism, it is crazy numbers.
People in their 20s. And for the generations that now any they are basically those who are in their 20s There are three times higher than those who are in their 60s 58% more college students who score higher on a narcissism scale in 2009. Then in the 80s
and these by the way, not only these numbers are not only in the rich kids, actually it's interesting to know poor Millennials have even higher rates of narcissism and materialism and technology addiction that those sort of rich kids live in the suburbs.
But as I said, that's that's required that was put on hold by I promise you,
but we are facing a real challenge and regarding the younger generations
Yes, I know the millions are of that baby of the children of the baby boomers, who are so well known or known as me generation who then produced to us Me me me generations.
Yeah, now that selfishness that obsessed with technology, that b&n notions of responsibilities, or in the extreme individualism maze, they said, a baby boomer duration, God was told,
what do we do with a lemon is that if somebody gave life gives you lemons, make lemonade out of an X generation said, Oh, I'll take the I will make law we'll take the lemon, make eliminate, sell it, make a small business out of it than the business grow and put it online, then I will be a millionaire. And millions when they were asked about it said who will give you a lemon anyway.
Everybody looked for himself.
You know, but again, I'm not I don't believe in criticizing a generation at all at all. But there is a challenge and there is a way to solve some of these problems. But we have to admit it, we have to face it, we have to know how to deal with it.
And I hope Shala in the series of lectures and talks that we can touch some of these things that we we need to work on and collectively as family especially invest in your children and your in your in the next generation coming that's so important to be something of concern, especially teaching how to be responsible.
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