Finding Strength – Accepting Weakness

Yahya Ibrahim


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The Australian Medical Association's mission is to establish a network of Muslim healthcare professionals and bring all the professional community together. The importance of finding strength in one's own system and reforming one's soul is emphasized. The need for regular practice and recognition of one's limitations is also discussed, along with the challenges of finding support from the public and religious leaders. A marketing plan is needed to address disinformation and encourage people to not feel satisfied.

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As the people are logging in, the first of all, we'll do And as we'll go on

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the housekeeping issues that please address any question, if you have to me inbox and just this is just to avoid any distractions and this lecture will be recorded.

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inshallah begin after the after our lecture

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in the morning in progress, thank you very much recording in progress.

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So, can I ask, the people are logging in, across Australia? Can I ask Dr. Ashraf shatta before we begin to please just give us a brief introduction of shear diagram that I should have shared that the exception is a orthopedic surgeon from Victoria. And he is the Vice President of ima regulations.

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Salam Alaikum. Thank you very much, Dr. C. It's an absolute privilege and and I really feel that you Mamiya here, Ibrahim is a brother, as well. And my father is Egyptian as you know, and whenever I introduce fellow Egyptians, I often say that the all of them say on madonia, Master home and doing your homework edit. Yeah, it's, it's it's such an amazing place to study. And I think for my introduction, rather than doing the normal method, I'm sure he's heard all of the accolades, he's if people don't aren't aware, he's an internationally acclaimed academic, and Islamic scholar, Michelle, like he is literally all over the place, he is on Facebook, Instagram, my children have

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listened to a huge number of lectures because he traverses

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both the found that gaining the foundations of Islam agents was a half is from a team and then went through jurisprudence, then through exegesis, which is the Tafseer of the Quran. And then on top of that, of gaining that foundation in Egypt, he then comes having been involved in Canada, and now in Western Australia, where he is now not only a teacher and assistant principal, is still pushing the boundaries. And in fact, my understanding is he was awarded from the Western Australian government, the multicultural community service. And I suppose the idea in trying to give an introduction, which is probably, you know, I can't truly give a good introduction. This is a really a reflection of what

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we we as doctors and as surgeons really should aspire to, because he has both worlds in both hands. And he's really taking everything about Islam and really acting and, and teaching at the pinnacle of this Islamic theology. And at the moment, even if you haven't, and you're not aware, he is involved with the European Institute.

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He's doing a huge lecture series, and they often cover both Islamic topics, but also youth topics. And for me, the youth is that is the key and humanity is addressing this head on with a huge amount of knowledge, and inshallah I hope that we all will gain a large amount of benefit from this topic. I know he's involved in the Melbourne community as well is even after this, as I understand it, is presenting with a psychologist so far why I really hope that we can all be proud of our fellow Muslim fellow scholar, fellow Australian, and I'm very, very pleased to present and the introduced.

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Thank you very much Natasha. Appreciate that.

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Can I ask Dr. Aseel

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sealed cat is our president of ima Western Australia chapter. Dr. seal is a consultant specialist in additions of that exam done ecology. She's very nt 100 ally in Western Australia. Can I asked Dr. sealants to briefly introduce about ima please

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Can you hear me now? Yes. Okay, perfect. Sorry. Maybe the Internet has some issues. Thank you so much for having me. And

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it's really a privilege to be part of the Australian Islamic Medical Association. So are talking about the Medical Association is an evolving association of Muslim health professionals. We aim to establish a network of Muslim health care professionals for the purpose of establishing and implementing projects with charitable intent to assist all the communities in Australia and even overseas who are in need of medical assistance. The aim is to bring all the professions together as that include doctors in the dentistry field nurses, allied health professionals, and even student medical students or student nursing all those professions any students involved to create a strong

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association is strong voice across the world.

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Thank you.

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Thank you very much.

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Without without further ado, by request, Chef de brand for chef Dr. inshallah, you will be adopted.

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to please give us your top chess game right. Once again formally assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato Alhamdulillah wa Salatu. Was Salam ala rasulillah salam Allahu Allahu Allah early he was happy he was sending to Sleeman kathira Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik Allah CD now Habibi, no wannabe now Mohammed infidel when he was on he was said he wanted to kind of say he didn't want to be you know, hammered in figma in under your hammer, I mean, a lot of magic damage. I mean, and, and and I've been with a kidnapping commander, Siena, Allah felina, the the novena cabiria or sorry, we have your hammer. I mean, I love Mel him now. I wish there were solennelle more equally have been

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automatic. I mean, always we begin with the praise of Allah we send our prayers and tell you tations of peace upon our interview, Mohammed sobre la when he was sending we testify with firmness conviction that none is worthy of worship of Allah and that I would not be yes and Allah How do you ascend them is worshipping slave and final messenger. I always remind myself and you have the top Allah is diligent. And I pray that Allah subhana wa Taala inherited you and I and inner love for him, a fear of him a conscious hope in his mercy subhana wa to Adam. And that all of that is something that is of greater worth to us than in practice in our privacy and private life. More so

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than what we seek to show each other publicly along. I mean, first, let me say it's an honor and a privilege and hamdulillah to finally be able to gather with my dear brothers and sisters, the leaders of our medical community here in Australia, the Australian Islamic Medical Association is something that is a foundation of our Islamic community. And may Allah Subhana Allah allow it to continue to grow not just in size and the number of medical practitioners or in the output that they perform, but also in the advice that they can give and in the legitimacy that they provide for our community here in Australia. And to Pamela, one of the great challenges, I think, that lays ahead of

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us as we begin to literally battle and commit to a spiritual as well as a medical jihad, towards the onslaught of disinformation and misinformation that is permeating within our community, that we set our aims on finding strength within ourselves by accepting our weakness and limitations. And you know, when doctor also does have a lawyer who's a dear friend and somebody who I've valued for many, many years, and I've known for many years, he suggested that we have something even though it's via zoom, we can't gather together physically but our hearts are always connected.

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And I said, Well look, something that I believe could be of importance is to understand that even within our strength within our knowledge within our expertise within our systems, that there still remains areas of weakness and the acceptance of that becomes a very important process of bettering ourselves for the future, and of being able to live within ourselves and within our communities with a sense of all and humbleness and humility before Allah Subhana Allah

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Subhana Allah as I began to think about the discussion, I wanted to stress upon a number of issues. First is that as human beings and hamdulillah Allah has created us what outcome run napanee and Allah says that he is ennobled mankind the children of Adam Subhana Allah when Allah speaks about the children of Adam of humanity, he describes them in two particular characteristics. There's only two descriptions that are used in

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Hold on. The first of them is a cognitive which is insane, the one who's prone to forget. And the second is Basha. One who is a, you know, a mammal that is furless. And of course, some of us have more further than others amongst us as human beings, so Pamela, but there's a physical dimension, and then there is an intellectual dimension. Now, Allah Subhana, Allah sets the balance between the two being the rule, which is neither cognitive and neither physical, but something extra something beyond. And therefore Islam came to meet the needs of the mind, the body and the soul. So Allah sent Islam, Eman, NSN. So Islam is a very physical process. He man is a very intellectual process. And

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Sam is a process of the heart. And each and every one of those is meant Leah, Leah should then add to strength in us, and to provide for us meeting the gaps that are found in any one of the things. So each and every one of us we will have a gap in something. Some of us may have a cognitive gap or an intellectual gap or a knowledge gap. But we have the physical and brute strength. We have the financial and economic prosperity, others they may have economic prosperity, intellectual prosperity, but they lacked the spirit and they lacked the heart. And so Pamela Islam came to try to be able to reform each and every one of those three things. So when Allah Subhana, Allah set the

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soul as being the ultimate source of strength. For the one who is truly enabled. Allah says in the Hello Tamil applaud, it's not that the site is blinded, or they cannot be able to perceive and see where like in Tamil Nadu, but it's the hearts that cannot detect, verify, understand and have consciousness. And therefore, the word for a mind in the Arabic language is outcome, which means to confine something to hold something together, right. So the article is meant to hold your body from acting in an inappropriate way. And the soul is meant to mentor your mind to perform things in the right process. And when the soul is reformed, the heart is reformed, the mind can begin to think

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clearly even if it is in opposition to what our social norms. So all of us, for example, and especially you as those and trained in the sciences, if you were to be presented with a pork chop or a lamb chop from a distance, if you were to analyze it genetically or physically, if you were to look at it in terms of its color, or size or shape, they look very similar once they're cooked. But why is 101 how long because your soul has accepted that there's a verifiable

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transmission from God, that leads my mind to restrict myself from something that everybody else around me has not that restriction has not limited themselves from it. So understanding that we therefore need to come to understand that the ultimate source of strength for the believer is the strength of the Soul is the strength of that which is meant to confine the mind and to confine the body. And it's when the soul is able to engage with the conscious mind. Eat allows it to understand things that are difficult, like fate, like other to accept what is bitter, and what is sweet with equal contentment of heart. Ultimately, really, that is the aim that we all see that we can sit with

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the praise of a law and the hand and the thankfulness to Allah. When we have been given what we think is fortune, even though it may be disguised as misfortune, or we have been given fortune when sadly, it's disguise, as misfortune that we have not yet come to understand. And many of us of course, we rejoice at the attainment of certain things in the incentive. I applaud everyone who's starving, but mankind is prone to access once they feel themselves self sufficient.

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And therefore, as I speak to my dear brothers, and my dear sisters, the doctors of our Australian Islamic community with that short introduction, we begin looking at finding strength. So Pamela, of the most important, I guess, words of advice that I would like to hear myself and that I received, I guess from those who are loving to me and loved by me, my wife and my children, is things that were also comforting to those who came before us like I would never have met Salalah when he was sending him like his family and friends. So when we look through the seal of the prophets Eisen, which is ultimately our source of precedent, Lucha de Candela comfier, rasulillah He who sweat and Hasina

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surely in the example of the prophet of God that is given to you is the most perfect of examples, some Allah honey was sent. So the most perfect example for us with somebody who outwardly if you were to look

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At his life, you would think he lived a life of hardship and a life that lacked sad that lacked what would be considered material success or what would be considered, you know, upliftment. But rather we see that in the life of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, that he was a saddle he was the happiest of people. And the reason for that is not what he received but what he gave. So as out of we have the saying, as saddle hug the men saddle, the happiest of people, is the one who is the purveyor, the giver, the sharer of happiness, and the provider of happiness into other people's lives. And therefore, the source of strength that a believer first turns to is to find comfort in the seerah of

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our Navy Mohamed Salah. How do you ascend them to see the challenges that he overcame? To see the successes that he maintained and how Allah humbled him in it. So I like to give a couple of quick moments from the seed of the prophets. I said, Imagine you know that great day your victory of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the day of bed, where Allah tells us that the angels even descended from the heavens to wage battle against the people of Qureshi who have relegated against the truth, and the Prophet was given victory. Yet as he entered into his Medina, victorious, having attained success, having fulfilled the covenant of Allah haven't been protected by Allah. As he sets

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foot into an Medina, he is met by his brother, his son in law with him and even a third one, the Allahu anhu, who says to him in that moment of heightened happiness, your daughter, Roca yadi, Allah has passed away from an illness. And it's almost as if Allah Subhana Allah gives the prophets I said live that moment of elevated happiness, but retains within him the sense that there is always something more that will be missing from the dunya that requires you to look for the ultimate.

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And in your greatest successes in your greatest accomplishments in your greatest achievement. Look for the tempest in the storm that remains at the horizon, that when it arrives, that your heart is prepared to receive the good that you have, with the bitterness that belongs in it, with equal praise and thankfulness to Allah subhana wa Tada. It's one of the ways that when we are at our weakest, and it could be you've lost a patient or you're doing battle with disinformation and you're frustrated and how people are not. You know, I've been trained for 20 years to speak about the science and the statistics and the lab reports. And yet, there's somebody who posts something on

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Instagram that has 300,000 likes, and what I'm saying that is the law of sciences and what is legitimate and true, is passed over and glossed over and that weakness of feeling unable, you can take comfort in Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Could you imagine you receive the Quran, and gibreel is there reciting it to you and then you're ordered to convey it. And then you stand in front of someone who is illiterate, of faith illiterate of spirituality, who is in need, of, of, of what you are carrying what you are conveying. And you sit with them and you say putting the hula hoop ahead and they would prefer to worship the pagan idol that they have worshiped all their life

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rather than to hear what is logical. What is common sense and what is accepted. And some Han Allah the Prophet Allah describes him like a bathroom naps, okay.

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Yeah, Mohammed it is almost as if you are in such sorrow that it devastates your inside your soul, when you notice their footprints, what is the meaning of this, the footprints epogen and the others of courage, they would sit outside the window of the province I sell them in the middle of the night while he reads the horror and in prayer. And they used to love hearing it. And they would be mesmerized by and they would sit there and they would say to each other well, like in that kind of element. Now how can you know it's a truth when I could learn better, I'll never accept

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I'll lose my place in society I'll lose my wealth and entitlements, I'll lose my chiefdom I'm not going to accept somebody from another tribe. And all these other reasons distract the although they recognize the truth. And the Prophet would see their footprints outside his home having sat there the night listening to the beauty of the Quran, and their hearts do not accept it.

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That moment of finding weakness where what can I say what more can I do is the shooting of a loss of Hannah went to Allah to allow you to understand that ultimately

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that which is the power of all things

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belongs to Allah subhana wa to add it. It's for that reason that the prophets I send them would love for his uncle to come to faith, but it's, it's not material, it doesn't happen at all it does not come into faith. And even though the prophets I send them loves him and makes do I and Allah, I will call it does not hearken his heart does not come to a man. And Allah says they indicate a demon, not on account of your love, does that mean that they will come into faith, not just because you love them or desire to Mohammed, and that becomes a moment of weakness that gives strength that Allah is the one who ultimately is in control. A second powerful moment from the CEO of the prophets, I send

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them and i divided into two, two sections of his life.

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In the first instance, the first example of this is when the Prophet is making his euro.

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And he leaves behind Mecca and the human abubakr are in the cave that is protecting them by the order of Allah. And Abu Bakar. At that moment, says Yato, Sula, Ludlow Navarro, Isla after damage, they just look to what is beneath their feet, no owner, they would see us and at that moment, it's just Mohammed and Abu Bakar, Salah Salem, one of the Allahu anhu in the cave, and the Prophet has this strength and commitment and says yeah, Babak. Don't underestimate to who the third wisdom is Allah.

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Your reliance is

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fast forward to the day of bed the night before the battle. And the Prophet has raised his hands up to the heavens to such a degree that his cloak has fallen off his shoulders, and the whole 90s in prayer begging, Oh Allah, Oh Allah, Allah, Allah. Don't let us be defeated Oh Allah who will worship you were free or defeated. Oh Allah, Oh Allah, Oh Allah. And Abu Bakr he now comes in says to the Prophet is lm er Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, Allah who give you victory, what has changed? What causes the prophets, I sell them who had absolute certainty in the day of his era. And now in this moment, he's has absolute reliance upon a law and asking the law for strength, when he has an army

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and he has people around. That becomes a very important point of what strength actually really means.

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When the prophets I said and looked around him, and 313 soldiers with him, he understood that his strength is not the numbers, his strength is not their weaponry, his strength is not strategy. His strength can only be Allah. And when you see that you've been given things and you've been given knowledge and you've been given place and you've been given a platform, that is a time for you to find that greater strength in your heart, which is humanity and Alyssa Annabella Oh, Allah helped me to convey what you have asked.

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Oh, Allah helped me to perform what you have allowed me to be trained for. It's not to rely upon oneself and say, my training will be enough. I will be suffice. I have my soldiers with me some Allah Heiser. But in the first instance when he's in the cave, and he's isolated on his own without Roebuck, it is natural to have that commitment to Allah and say, we have no one but Allah, Allah will always see us. And therefore whenever you see yourself in a position, where you are giving, rather than receiving that is the place where you should see to humble yourself and grovel before Allah and lower your humility, the prophets I send them segment awaba and hereafter. And even in the

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conveyance of that which we have shortage of knowledge in, it becomes important to allow those who are on knowing of what we know, the space and the opportunity to be given the platform in the space to ask their questions and to perform what it is that they need to come to the surety of knowledge that we had and that's a really beautiful example from his car solo it was seldom. The final example that I gave in this in this regard with regards to strength is that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the one who said to us a mineral or with a headboard in the la mina movement and body. What cool, comfy here Hi, the believer who is endowed with strength, strength and mind, strength of

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faith, economic strength, political social empowerment, is more Beloved, in the sight of God than the believer also a believer who has little strength or who has weakness in comparison to the first and that Hades is

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I considered an Aslan in our study, that the one who has been given a place and a preference by Allah some kind of went to Allah, who has been given something that others have not

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Then it becomes more accountability upon them to act within what they know and within the platform that they've been given to a degree that is greater than the one who remains ignorant of it and has not been given that same place and that same opportunity. Strength, therefore is considered a double edged sword. And that's something that the Sahaba the tabea in they understood from the province I sent him because he understood it from the prophets before him. Consider mu Sally has set up. Imagine you are Moosa in that moment or you are witness to this moment, where he's standing on the Mount of turi saying that and Allah rumpler is from above the seven heavens speaks to him directly.

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And Allah says to him in me and Allah hula Illa in the NFL, I'm your Lord moves and moves systemically May your heart absorb through all of your ability, hearing and sight and even your feet let it absorb from the ground. If Lana and I take off your shoes, take in everything in this experience. Moosa standing there in the presence of a law speak speech to him. And then Allah Subhana Allah says to him, Moosa, what do you want? What do you need for this journey? So Moosa makes the door that we all know called arbitrarily surgery, oh, Allah opened my heart.

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open my heart that said, I can see I'm sincere. I'm not here for his power. I'm not here for his authority. I'm not here to destroy him. Let him see that I'm here for his betterment as well. His dunya and FM is roughly sorry, let my heart feel comfort that I can do this because it seems overwhelming. When you're Siddeley Emery he's making drop for his enemy. Oh Allah make this transition easy meaning let let him be one who is able to accept what I'm giving let Can I won't accept this message. While you're certainly Emery. What? Better melissani release the tie you have my tongue? You have Coco cola that they can understand. Now listen to this, Dora. Whether it was

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zero min me and give me my brother to assist me. Have Allah. He has a law. He's speaking to Allah azza wa jal. And he says, Oh Allah, I need to help her. To have Allah Ya. Allah is speaking directly with you.

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What help do you need more than Allah? Because people come sometimes they think, no, no, no, no, I have to lie. I have everything I need. I have all the tools for success. I have the strength that I have everything that is at my everything is ready. But those who are those who have the spiritual sight, they don't just think about with the apple, oh, God will assist me and he's given me my staff and if I prefer and he's already seen these miracles, okay, Matthew, Yemeni throw yourself. He sees all of it. But he understands that in the journey,

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there needs to be teamwork and cooperation. And there needs to be the one who assists me so that I can assist more than those who I can assist on my own. And when Moosa forgets that Allah teaches in that lesson, and it's a bitter moment, later on, in sort of Baja, as they crossed over the sea, Moosa has by the power of God defeated for Alan and his army are drowned that benio straw he lets crossed over. And Moosa says to his brother a halluf new vehicle me how long you stay with them euro profit as well you stay with them, I'm going to hurry to Allah. I'm going to go quickly I want to show a love that I've Mashallah.

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And I will leave a path so you know your way to the mountain of turrisi. Now, when Moosa arrives alone, leave left behind this people. Allah says a man Angelica and kalmykia Hey, Moses, what brought you with earnestness that made you leave behind your people? omocha conda whom Allah Allah authority, I left for them a path, what I did to LA cannot be laid out, I hurried to please you over Allah subhanaw taala says, No.

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Enough attend now. COVID your people were tested, they began to worship the golden calf they began to worship other than me because you did what I did not ask. Before I asked that you relied on yourself and you forgot that your need was to serve the others. You came to please me. But it was at the expense of those who my true pleasure was found in was your service of those who you were sent to protect, go back to them. thorough job moves that he told me he got burned as he moves or return to his people, angry at himself and sorrowful.

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What his people have gone into in their worship of other than Allah. And therefore, to find our strength is to find our purpose, but to find out what strength is to come into collaboration, and therefore seeing this wonderful entity, the Australian Islamic Medical Association, that you gather your strength, you share your knowledge you provide for each other levels of gateways and expertise and openings and job opportunities and research. That becomes the lesson that we learn from these teachings of the prophets of Allah. How do you send them in the Quran? What remains in the last quick few minutes in sha Allah is to speak about weakness. And some have Allah how weak we are as

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human beings Subhana Allah, Allah Subhana Allah says in Surah Yunus now sulit Eunice is the first surah revealed to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam in Mecca, about the nations that came before him as Muslims. The first prophet described to the Prophet is lm is the story of Eunice la Salaam, who left his people, even though Allah had told him to continue to call them he gave up on them when he knew the punishment was imminent. And Allah wanted this to be the first lesson to the prophets, I send them don't ever give up. Don't ever lose hope. Don't ever turn away. Don't ever hang it up and call it a day. There is always the mercy of Allah will come even if it is not through your call, you are

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only a tool and what I meant I send them for the success of others, but that he that he had comes from me, your job is to fulfill your duty. In sorta tuna is one of the powerful verses that Subhana Allah when COVID began to take shape and form.

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This idea was central in my thought. Allah Subhana Allah said, had to either Ahava to outdo Zoho, for her was the year until the moment that the earth took upon its splendor and its beauty woven through her and nothing called the lunar array. And the people who thought they dominated it believed falsely that they had control over this earth. At 10am Runa Leyland owner However, my command was delivered to this world to this dunya whether in a moment of the night or a moment by the day, fetch I know helsley then doesn't

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it turn this earth that had full vegetation and splendor and beauty and they thought they controlled it? As if it had been mowed down to stubble that you would not recognize its prosperity from before.

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Can you can unforeseeable yet such a give signs to mankind live call me up to those who have a sense of discernment and mindfulness. Why is this idea so powerful? So Pamela, if I you could never have you have said to me after yahia May Allah subhanaw taala return us all to hedge for the last few years I've been going to hurt the leading groups in the room raw and my family. If you said to me, the hedge in 2019 where I was standing in a sea of 4 million people. If you said to me yeah next year's had in the day of out of AI there will be 1000 people I would say any possibility, what could ever happen to the world to not allow people to come to enter let Baker law human how

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impossible I am

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the strength that at times we assume even with our blindness of heart to the reality of who provides for us a reserve

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n factor. allele Aleem and the names and the attributes of Allah are meant to allow us to recognize the absolute powers of Allah that are attainable through our worship of Him in His mercy and kindness to us as a rough man, but not as a right of demand from the believer upon Allah as a virgin. And in this in these moments.

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My dear brothers, my dear sisters, our dear doctors, as you consider, you know, these viruses that are inhaled or ingested or touched or the quickness of their spread and the pandemic scale and that

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The changes that have come within humanity that were very meeting via Zoo my bias via these electronic means, if you consider

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that the weakness that we have that we assume is not there until Allah shows it to us. That in that is a great mercy from Allah azza wa jal. And I asked you by Allah Subhana, Allah to add up, to always look towards the strength that remains with Allah. When we recognize the weakness that we have within ourselves, and the prophets of Allah who I knew you were sending him, he encourages us peace and blessings be upon him, to have his new blood new builder, to always esteem Allah in how we perceive whatever we have received, from him somehow know when to add, and not to limit the hope that ourselves and others having a lot. I leave you with this idea where Allah subhanho wa Taala

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says, What would you say to them work hard? For say Allah Who is your Lord is witness to your hard work? What else Hulu and your Navy as I sell them when he was alive at that time, he is witness to it and for us on the Day of Judgment, he will be witness to our deeds, while our sudo will move me know and the believers May Allah Subhana Allah to Allah commit us to a process of love and continuance and hard work evermore along? I mean, does that come about in the hierarchy? Does that all suddenly level my wesseling? Was it robotic alesi. Now, Mohammed, may Allah strengthen you and protect you and assist you. May Allah Subhana Allah cause you to be a source of pride for our

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community, keep you and your family safe, and use you for good for all of our citizens here in Australia. May you fight and wage this Jihad of disinformation to proper information and make a lot use you in the saving of life after life that you find it in your scale on the Day of Judgment a lot, man.

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Thank you very much for this brilliant lecture of how to be light was very thought provoking. give you

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enough, just not for everything that you're doing.

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Now is the time for the question and answer session.

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Please raise your hand if you want to ask any question and I will let you let you in please open your mic and

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before asking a question.

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So floor is open, you may ask any question and raise your hand. Thank you.

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As we are contemplating share, for the question, can I ask you one question about particularly in this time, a difficult time that we are going through

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by in my Intensive Care Unit. There are many patients who are struggling with the COVID pneumonia on ventilator. And we are really that time we are feeling so big, was so incapacitated, that all our knowledge and training is probably is not enough to address this new kind of disease that is occurring and it is evolving.

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We feel sometimes so weak and so

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how would you advise us in those moments of weakness that we're not feeling up to the mark, that our community is expecting offers? How to address that situation? Thank you, Jessica lafell doctor, so I think there's a number of things to unpack in that question. The first of them is the importance of continuities in knowledge and Mashallah, you know, with with our dear Dr. Zuckerman, Lafayette, there's always this upskilling and the OP training and the constancy that you will have been blessed with. And that becomes something that, you know, becomes not just a professional development and standard, but it becomes something that goes beyond that into being an act of a betta. So, you know,

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I say to you, doctor, also if you hitting the books, and you re, you know, analyzing the lab report and looking at things that are going to give you the tools that will assist in your wards and in your round becomes an act of worship that can be better than your necklace or that and your tahajjud prayer. So if you were to sit in the middle of the night to study and be prepared for what

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will come towards us in the next month or two by reading what has happened in other lands and other places to get ourselves ready. This is greater than your head, your prayer in that regard.

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The number two, the second is to also recognize our limitations. And so Pamela

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Sometimes we overburden ourselves and actually that's the next discussion at at fi at 730. I'm speaking with

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SR will need to hear about, you know, psychology and you know, keeping ourselves ready to to meet challenges in life. Sometimes we overburden ourselves and we don't step back from the things that we should and even though we're gonna be some Allah who it was a limb, there were moments where Allah subhanaw taala says then Stop, wait, when that tagines bill put him in public a yoke La La kawaii Yamaha Mohamed, wait, let the or and settle with you Don't be hurry to recite it to your companions, because as soon as it would come, the prophet wants to share it. So Allah would hold him back some Allah who and he was sending them from that. And the third and final thing to this, I guess

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important question is to find your support with those who can assist you in what you cannot do on your own. Just like the example of Moosa and her own and Masha Allah has consulted a body and I know Mashallah, you're part of my whatsapp group on. You know, very early on, I think maybe now over a year, we set up the Muslim medical advisors group from across the world, we were honored that I'm Hamdulillah, that you would join me just so that we can share information from everywhere, Medical Board of England and America, all of these different countries came together, because it's important that we collaborate with this purpose, which is like a mafia. Thank you very much if

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your hand was raised, I think I think he's answered it.

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After lesson

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after lesson is about pediatric

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advanced trainee, Dr. Hudson.

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Okay, if I have the Solomonic chef Ibrahim,

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with your fantastic book, and I think that to the point, as a health professional, I think one of our weakness and frustration I feel, especially I'm from Sydney, especially among our Muslim community, the vaccine is attention and conspiracy theories, and, unfortunately, seem to be supported by some sort of religious belief. And unfortunately, I was disappointed I find

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some obras claimed to be much I actually looked at

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the approach some oxygen. Initially, we tried to do like a podcast about, you know, COVID, and about, you know,

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just to get the the misconception, and I think I get declined for two surprises. Otherwise, I feel very weak. And I don't. So one of the things that I'm not watching to analyze, I think, a partnership between religious scholars and medical professionals, I think I just felt that partnership, especially in Sydney is a bit weak. And I'm not quite sure how we approach that. And I really, and I have my own experience, even among my close family members, yes, in them with with blood with vaccination specs. And actually, even from our medical history, how ignition is

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held, currently come from an Arabic

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is the 40 days, all these very rich, and even hobbies,

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love animals

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as they have to impact all the rich things, this reference, or religious candidates, and we were learning. And suddenly now we at the end, I really feel we are in very alone. I'm not quite sure how we lift our moral role in that point. Thank you very much.

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And as a doctor also will be witness to the same questions that you are raising my dear Dr. Allison, are the same conversation that myself Dr. iosef were witness to one year ago in the United Kingdom doctors. And sadly 30 20,000 people have died, many of them from the Islamic community, many masajid many grandfathers, fathers and sons three in one every week, I would get 678 10 messages to Han Allah in the lay way Nayla you're on your own. The same thing coming out of South Africa. From the last six months, some of the great roadmaps of Pamela over 198 olema have passed away, especially the massage that refused to quarantine. So, the reality is that where we are heading

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is not going to be eliminated just as a battle of knowledge and that's why I call it Jihad Alhamdulillah. You know, I've been Pfizer for since me

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So I've had, you know, on both my charts since May, Michelle. But it's not something that I put on social media or shared, I just kept it private to myself. But it is something that now I think it's going to have to happen. There's two problems that have occurred. One is that the federal government spoke about financial support to communities and community centers for helping in COVID. So people thought that, therefore they're paying moms are paying people to tell them to take the backseat, this is a big problem. And I think it's a marketing problem. It's not actually a medical problem. It's marketing. And as Muslims, we're very bad at marketing. We're very bad at teaching people

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things in the sophisticated ways. So we need to use and come together with a marketing plan that involves

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mom's involves community leaders, involves government officials involved, certainly our frontline medical forces to begin to not address the disinformation because those those who are listening to the disinformation they're only hearing it because it's in their face, but we need to show the positives and where where we are headed to and what the goal and is not just the negativity of if you don't do it, people die. And we have to be, I think, a little bit more tactful. The second thing I guess, that I will say about this, dear doctor, is that for us as Muslims,

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one of the problems we've

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with our communities, is that we have very few people who actually attend to doctors, when they feel like pain or so in our culture, holding on and being a man and not saying I'm I'm in pain, or I'm hurt until it's gone to the end has always been a problem. So even you know, even with my father Subhana Allah, I'll say I have to ask him 10 times how are you in another day, you know, until you find the only guy actually I have a little pain here. I say okay, you need to go to the doctor. Because you know, we have all I read the Fatiha I've made raffia olive oil in that year will take away the flu, all these kind of you know, but this is a cultural assert, it's a cultural acceptance.

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So we have to under understand that that culture is not going to change. So what are the ways that we can engage that culture? And maybe do the home visits, maybe do the inoculations in in the homes, you know, be able to instead of people going out and I'm going to fit on board? You know, I had one of my uncle's I'd never go stand in the line. What is this? I know when everybody's done, then I'll go. But it's just a way of looking at things in, in not in a hostile way. But in a way that is inconvenient, or for what for whatever, whatever other reasons. But sadly, I do agree with you doctor has said, We are on the cusp of bigger problems within our communities. If we do not begin to

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address it together, it will be difficult. I know Dr. Also, has written for me about some promotional videos and things like that. One of the requirements I actually said was I don't want it to be funded by the government. Why? Because it will weaken the message that we're trying to do. I would rather that we raise money within ourselves one by I'll commit to it for myself. Let's put our money together and do something that we can put forward so that people eliminate the thing. Oh, he's a scholar for dollars. He's only there for the money. This is another. This isn't what it is not going to help our community in the in the long term. We'll know who to either.

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Thank you very much. Now we understand that she has to go at 730 for another talk. I think we should call for this last question. Last question.

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I don't know. And hey, please introduce yourself.

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There is a question in the chat from sister Xena. Maybe it's a long time waiting there. Okay. Okay, I'll give up my question as this is another time. Thank you very much doctor another doctor. Another is our consultant psychiatrist much needed in this extended lockdown period.

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Thank you very much.

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asked the question and I'll give it back. So maybe we can discuss it later inshallah.

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And honestly, my dear brothers, my dear sisters, I am happy to commit to every six weeks or every month even you know to have a one hour or two hour session. If you are happy with it and other speakers. It doesn't have to be just me. Maybe we can come together and

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And do something positive like this. So, you know, don't look at it as a last opportunity I look forward to engaging with you again in the future.

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Thank you very much appreciate the generosity a doctor after I cannot see this question of the system Exactly. If you see please, ready for me to share with you we as a doctors often are faced with Muslim patients who are anxious and scared to a level beyond what we consider normal. Is there any Islamic service where we can refer those patients Subhan Allah wa Allah, He is something that we're battling with here in Perth, believe it or not, in our wha we have, you know, a large Muslim community in Perth. We don't have a single paid Islamic chaplain in the hospital service, can you believe it? There isn't a single one. So myself and others, we will volunteer, we will go visit

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people. But there isn't a pastoral a pastoral service that has yet been set up. So these are things that I think we need to make those demands and perhaps you can help me in that regard. I you know, the Perth doctors and cello, maybe we can have a private session and try to work our way to doing something like this. Um, three advice, I guess, when it comes to Muslim parents and Muslim patients. The first of them is, sometimes we have to put the patient's needs more than their family. So sometimes, you know, I will get a call from one brother, he will say shall here here My father is passing away. But my sisters and my mother, they don't want any Imam to come because they think it

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will scare my father. They think if he sees coming somebody to tell them about Allah or something, it's going to make them upset. Sometimes as moms, we actually have to take the patient's interests more than the feelings of the mother. And so I say to him, listen to it, why don't you take them to the cafeteria and I will sneak in, well, like, sometimes I have to be James Bond, to make my way through to meet with a patient, you know, just to, to remind them of Allah and to save the Shahada, and they feel better about, right. So the patient, it has to be a patient for service. Number two, is sometimes the best therapy is from other patients as well, or other people who can support them

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that are other other than their own family or us as medical practitioners, I found at times with cancer patients, some of the best people who have assisted those who are

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in their final, you know, days and weeks and hours, is that they, they they hear from other people as well. And they sit together. We don't have in Perth

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as service where they are those kind of peer counseling groups and people together, that are Muslim patients who speak with each other about, you know, the chemotherapy and the journey and what foods works and what doesn't, and those kinds of things. The third thing that I would say is sometimes it's important to be direct. And

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you know, when when people are a little bit anxious, I think being direct with them in a way that allows them to understand the condition they're in or the fear that they have is not something that they need to worry about. And

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that the aspect of communication becomes really, really important. And I pray that Allah Subhana Allah uses all of you for good supports you in this endeavor, assists you in sha Allah for for many, many, many productive years. May Allah Subhana Allah grant you success and honor, and allows you the opportunity to be to continue to save lives and to affect happiness and other people's lived for many years to come. And may Your families be the first source of your comfort and you therefore for a source of comfort? Allah? I mean, may you be the rocks that our community rises on in these dark days that may lay ahead, but remember a baja that as much as we need the sunrise we also when lady

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there said yeah, we need the night as well. Because without the day and night, the difficulty and the hardship without the happiness and the sorrow, life is not what it would be as complete with the mercy of Allah subhana wa to Allah, may Allah strengthen you and support you and assist you. I look forward to engaging with you again, which is like a mafia doctor also for inviting me and all of my dear brothers, I'm humbled because it was cinematic.

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Thank you very much. I really appreciate that and thank you very much inshallah.