Channel: Waleed Basyouni
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la, la la la la, la sharika wash. Mohammed and Abu rasuluh Allahumma salli ala Muhammad Ali Mohammed kanessa later Allah Ibrahim Ali in Naka, homido Majeed, ameba Eva de la. Old praise do to align His praise and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his family, his companions and his followers until and his followers until the day of judgment, I bear witness at a loss The only one worthy of worship and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his last and final messenger.
My brothers and sisters, there is no doubt that Islam is a religion that inspires success.
There is no doubt in the mind and the hearts of any Muslim who knows Islam or the basics. Meaning of a shadow Allah Allah, Allah Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah, while doubt that it is a great deal in Islam to see
its followers to be successful. And I mean by successful in a general sense, not limited to one field of success. But to be successful in this life and the next
every day. As Muslim, we hear the call to success. Hey, Alan Farah. Hi Alan fella, literally mean come to success.
And you hear that, what 15 times a day and some other have been hearing 20 times a day.
at large number of repetitions must mean something to us
must inspire us to think deeper than just the words or just the ritual that we do.
As they said in Islam, look at success as a holistic approach. Because there is no success. If you will be able to build a body without salt.
There is no success. If we put light and energy on the homes and the streets and the cities, but we are from inside, empty and dark.
There is no success. If we are civilize when it comes to technology, but we have no morality. We have no standard of morality.
We have no mercy towards one
there is no success to basically to develop a system and a political system and we are corrupt from inside. That's no success.
There's no success. If this concept was not approach
as a whole, what kind of success if you gain so many materialistic things in the world? Money degrees you name it, but you lost your Lord. You lost Allah subhana wa Tada. what success is done?
And it's been reported
as of Nicosia, Rahim, Allah mentioned that Allah Subhana Allah said, even Adam luminita kidney, or son of Adam, or children of Adam, seek Me and indeed you will find me for either widget, any widget, the color shade, because the moment you find me, you have found everything. We're in Touka Fattah Colucci. And if you miss Allah subhanaw taala if you don't have him, you have nothing in your sight. Well, I have a common color shape.
And indeed, I will be more beloved to your heart than anything else.
And that's very true. When a person feel the presence of Allah subhana wa Tada. There is nothing else can be more satisfying, more enjoyable than being in the prisons of a loss peloton and to shoot to show you that in a very physical term, that people enjoy dinner. Every Friday a caller call upon the people of Paradise, tell them this is a time for you to go meet a lot. So everybody, every single Friday, they rush and they leave everything behind the live, there is nothing can be compared to the joy of gentlemen.
That's right, he leaves the houses, he leaves the palaces, you know, everything in general, he leaves it and she leaves it behind her back or his back and rush to meet the law because that more enjoyable than anything in general. So what do you think of meeting Allah subhanaw taala and feeling his presence and being so close to him? In this dunya can no doubt overcome and be more beloved to the persons are than anything in this life?
This concept of success
was something so clear, and the time will re as Muslim. hold strong to our Deen to our religion, to the teaching of a Koran. And we follow the footsteps of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa he was said, yo man could not Omar Abdullah, the 10 year old Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam could not amen Madhava omata Naja, we were indeed the nation of civilization, the nation which has led the world to success.
Read if you can, a beautiful book that I read when I was young, in high school, but still one of these books that unforgettable
it called mother hustle and I'm in hip hop and Muslim. What have the world lost by basically, by the Muslims losing the religion, or by the Muslims falling behind?
The one who lost not only the Muslims,
the one who lost all humanities. Because today our civilization as I said, it's a body without soul.
It's basically just a lights and machines. But there is nothing behind that. There's no spirituality. There is no values. We have so many so many things in life, that we don't appreciate them. We don't value them much as in Nabhi sallallahu Sallam said, in the end of the days turned into a matter of beta and Carnival had loaded my body. That the person at the end of the day is the process on and said the time will come where basically you will take your parents like slaves.
You the master and the out of the slaves.
And Islam didn't only talk about success, but what's so interesting for me is how Islam spoke about the tools, the principles of success. What kind of character traits that you need to be a successful person.
And give you a practical,
basically practices and exercises that you do during the year and during the day to help you to be a successful person.
And one of these ways, one of these methods that I would like to talk to you about today is that Islam taught us
an emphasis a lot on the importance of self discipline.
And that's one of the secrets behind any successful person. Any successful life needs a certain level of self discipline
and self control.
Because if you rule your life,
if you rule your life,
basically, if you don't rule your life, it will rule you.
If you don't have control of your life, you will be controlled by something else, by someone else. I believe that Allah Subhana Allah have given us a body that can stay in most anything.
But what you need to convince is your mind, your body is ready to meet any challenge in this life. But what you really need to convince your mind that to convince your mind that you can do it, and you're able to do it. It's not willpower, self control, self discipline, that will take you very far.
I read somewhere
a man said something very interesting. He said, a talent without willpower.
I challenge talent without discipline is like an octopus. You put the octopus on a roller skate,
put an octopus in the roller skate. You don't know if it's gonna go forward or go back or go sideways. You don't beat because have no control. So you have the talent, but you have no self discipline. You don't know if you're going to really go forward and succeed. Are you going to go backwards? on these talents will not benefit you anything? Or will you be just wasting your life.
It takes that self discipline in order for you to be able to succeed. And the octopus is a beautiful example because it has eight legs. So you can imagine eight legs rolling it can go very fast. Just if you know how to direct yourself
from Oban is coming.
And it's an excellent exercise. The teaches everyday for 30 days, so much about self discipline.
That by the second and the moment, you break your fast and you hold on abstain from food,
that you control your anger. You control your sexual desire. You do this and you don't do that. And you know you're very disciplined. I'm surprised there's people more disciplined about siyam than Salah than Hajj than anything else in Islam.
And that's we see them very disciplined become the prey even if it's for like I only from Callaway, which is I'm not promoting it, but still, and regular days they don't have that self discipline, to read to make taraweeh and to read and the night prayer and to make water every day to read for an everyday to come to the masjid more often. That's a self discipline
to control your tongue and not to say the bad words.
So does self discipline is a key for success.
And also I choose this topic for another reason.
The summer vacation is coming.
Our kids, our children, many of us get a lot of days off during the summer.
There is about what two months ahead of our
young members of our community.
And in these days, the days where the off no schools where they be able to have self discipline
over their life and over their time so they can accomplish something by the end of the summer.
So they can tell themselves on the next semester start and the New Year start. They can tell you what I accomplish 123
so Travon, and it is the summertime coming. So if we reflect upon some of the points that I'm going to share to you before
and my hope, I hope that this is something you reflect upon it yourself. So you can benefit from it and unigram a bond and during your life in general, and as well to share it maybe with your family. So collectively as a strong
Family, you can transfer our community and our society to be a stronger community and a stronger society. Because we are nothing but you and your families, as a member of our community.
So how can you have that miraculous results?
Through self discipline? How can you build that into you?
you should adopt the habit, or the discipline of clear thinking.
the discipline of clear thinking is so powerful.
I found that if you don't think clearly, you never move forward in the right or you don't go to the right direction, you don't simply achieve success.
I found three types of people when it comes to thinking
there are some people really have a clear thinking they clear their mind, they focus on what they want to think. And when they do that the dude correct the focus on it.
And they have very clear vision of what they want.
And there's a lot of people also follow myself, they think that they are thinking
and there is a third category, may Allah protect all of us,
which is the hate thinking.
They just don't like to use their brain.
They just don't want to think
it's determine how far you will go in life. One of the most powerful way I found very helpful,
that advice given to me a long time ago, and I found it very helpful and I would like to share it with you. Whenever I want to think clearly about something before I start focusing, taking my pencil or my pen and write down a piece of paper what I want, I make sure that I spend at least one hour 30 minutes to one hour, completely relaxing, completely doing something very relaxing, basically nothing.
It could be sometimes exercise, some people walk, some people watch something some people go to you know, taking a bath you whatever swim, you know, go fishing, whatever something like make you relax, and after that, you will find yourself your brain function in a very amazing way.
Also clear thinking it's a positive thinking. Because positive thinking will let you do everything better than a negative thinking. Well,
make sure that when you clear your mind you always think positively not negatively. Number two,
get into the habit of a daily goal.
self discipline it means if you want to have a self doesn't get into the habit of everyday before you leave your car, you have a clear goals what I want to do today,
when you come to federal prayer or you finish your federal prayer at home, make sure that you have a very clear what today you need to do. If you just go to walk your day, and you don't have a clarity of what's going to be done today.
Most likely, if you don't know what you want, you're not going to be doing what you need to do.
So get into habit of that.
And get your kids into the habit of that. Like when they wake up in the morning What are my goals, the more we can build our children to be goal oriented or more we can build our community to be more goal oriented, the more successful we are.
have a good time management
a daily time manage something that daily you do. Don't just say oh you know what, this is summer. This is my boss. This is this week. This is the weekend. You know successful people. People who develop self discipline are always managing their time properly. And I don't mean by managing your time properly it means you have to be doing something so valuable and like reading or something like that every single module for life no or praying or not. That's not my point. My point is you have a control over your time.
In you know what I dedicate this time you don't ever say to yourself, you know what, oh my God my day gone and I didn't know what I did.
You know my days off and I didn't do anything today. That means you don't control your time. Believe me the last thing that you want that you will be controlled by time because that means you'll be always running behind because time is very fast. You can catch it. You will never catch it. You will be always left behind.
one of the things
That helps you to develop that self discipline. And if you are, there is no much time but I just want to give you ideas you can reflect more upon these things. Look how Ramadan teach you how to manage your time properly.
Look how Ramadan, men manage to teach you to set a goal every single day.
And multiple goals. Read one just read this pray that, you know fasting every single day, you absolutely have intention to fast, you teach you practically to set a goal every day.
Number four, be brave.
The discipline to have courage.
been said, I always conquered my fear with actions. And I found nothing can conquer your field. Like action.
I fear heights. I'm terrified from hype.
That's why I go diving.
I just hate hype. So one day I said to myself, I need to conquer this fear.
In the only way I can tell myself million times I'm in height. So what was the difference between being in a very high building on top and on the roof, or the I've just you know, I have kind of scared of heights, I don't have foot. So one day I decided to conquer this, I jumped off airplane
with a parachute.
So I really did, like I just saw to conquer that fear.
I didn't conquer it 100%. But I'm much better working on it. But that's one of the things that sometimes you scared to do something and to succeed in some area, use characters or onto 10 class, you know, to do this, one of the way to conquer this is just to take actions.
Get in the habit of facing your problem and is starting of chasing them or running away from them.
Face your problem, that's the best way to deal with them.
And I will tell you, those who make you scared of facing your challenges in life, just do it once and succeed once and you will ever never ever later on Will you will look into their limitations
on a thing that has a lot to do with so disciplines, excellent health habits.
And it's very interesting, it's all connected together.
It's all connected together. You can be successful in one area, Excel and the other area is super win a lot talk to Mohammed Salim wouldn't Allah prepared Mohammed to be a successful messenger, read sort of Aha,
it speak about, you know, preparing him psychologically, financially, mentally
educate him with the knowledge that he needs, with the proper intention that she needs, all this sort of the law, because you have to have that complete,
basically, picture and balance in your life, to be able to be successful. get into the habit that became an issue.
There is a doctor here while anymore.
He gave me a very powerful advice. And I think him and ask us how to word him and so many of those who helped me through the course of years, but really his words is amazing to me. He said what he does not about how long you're going to live. This isn't the hand of Allah. But the question is, what kind of quality of life you want to spend
in the last 10 years of your life?
What kind of quality of life you want? That's the question that you ask yourself. If it's tomorrow, if it's 10 years from now, five years from now, who knows? But you should think about that. And one of the things that I think it's so important during this Ramadan that an initiative every year in Ramadan here we have a last way to challenge this right. This year on Ramadan, we have another challenge for you.
We having a challenge of controlling your desire of craving sugar.
And actually there will be during the course of this month. A lot of talk about this issue is you know most of you educated and have a good background in health. This is a major serious issue. I hate to see our community dying early. I hate to see our community losing their health you know and became you know, non functional.
I want you to think you know what inshallah I will live 100 years good, excellent condition. Just think about the profits are cylinder
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until I die.
So you keep that good strong health until death
gives you so many good habits that keep you healthy. That discipline is so important because if you have that concept of discipline, you start discipline yourself when it comes to food.
I know it's hard. I'm like you, some more than most of you.
I also keep telling food, no on food, don't listen.
You need to listen. You need to control your own brain. You need to say no to yourself.
That's where the dis the self discipline comes.
I'll stop here and ask Allah subhanaw taala you know, Yahoo, and asthma or rooster mahkota and nefs I asked Allah, Allah to give us the ability to always control ourselves and our desires and to have this discipline in life. Salaam wa Salaam Alaikum.
having to rely on salatu salam O Allah when
it comes to self discipline, one of the things that you have to learn to work hard.
Ask yourself, do you really work hard or hardly working?
is different between the two?
You get into the habit of working hard. Don't take the shortcut. Be smart worker, I have no problem with that, but learn to work hard to put effort.
So many of young people when they see successful people in life
when they see a boy Khalid lost so much weight, it's not because he just want you know, one day that he became a loss although I know it's takes a lot of work a lot of effort when they see Hamza every day Mashallah, you know, building his muscles and getting stronger. I know that doesn't come just from eating doughnuts.
Even though he does but, you know, he basically work out and disciplined go to that, to the to the gym, when you see someone very successful when they see, you know, somebody like Dr. Bob has a PhD, then go on to have a master degree in sociology. I said, that doesn't just happen like that happened because here's his basic and self discipline. When you see him and her, you know, starting a business and be successful, and being having money, when I see people donating, and it doesn't come from nothing.
It's a self discipline. It takes a lot of work. And that's a message to the young generation need to know.
And to learn.
And to share this with our young
men and women in our community, and teach them from the early age that they need to work hard.
And to be willing to roll the sleeves.
It is so important for also for you
to have the disciplines of continuing your education.
So important, never to say enough for knowledge. There is nothing in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala asked for asking more of it. Except visit near Alma.
get into the habit of discipline yourself to read a book or to listen to a book in your car. That's a discipline and make sure that you basically that if you have the discipline on you to be basic discipline yourself, to learn and to learn and to learn, starting from your dean and going farther in your field and other areas in your life. I can guarantee you in a very few years, you will be a scholar.
One of the greatest scholars in Islam and Shafi has been the applicant. He started when he was 50 years old inducted in Shafi Allen will never quote the Shafi method without referring to a window calculate.
If it hasn't started after the 40s when he's in his 40s
and those are great amount but they discipline themselves. They have to learn.
I ask Allah, Allah, God one of the days of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam will be convenient as well
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the process on said Allah protect me from two things and adds that I'm unable to do something. Why? Because they don't have the means or don't have the power to do it. But also alcohol which it means you have the ability you have the means to do it, but you're not doing it.
We ask a lot to protect us from both to protect us from ourselves of whatever evil outside ourselves. ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us among the successful one and ask Allah subhanaw taala to give us the power, the ability to enjoy this month of Ramadan and to be able to truly transform ourselves, our family, our children, to be strong people in our Eman in our faith in our relationship with align our relationship with our community. And I ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless all of us to forgive our parents or family and to protect all of us from the worst of the fitting along in the know that we come in shoveled feet and Marblehead. I mean, how about on either
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