The Courage to Succeed
Channel: Yahya Ibrahim
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always we begin with the praise of Allah we send our prayers obese upon our whenever he Mohamed salah and it was we testify with firmness and conviction that nuns were the abortion but a lot that I would never use a Lola Why do you sell them It says wirsching Slaven final messenger I remind you with the words of also Han I want to add up yeah yo Khaled enam and tupple wha ha to party while at mo tune Illa and to Muslim movement. Yeah you're NASA topo rock dokumen lady Hello Takumi nuptse wahida Well hello come in has that would you have WebEx I mean who Mary Jarl and Kathy are on when he says what taboola Hilary does? Never he will have ham in namaha can add a Kumar Atiba. Yeah you I
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courage is one of the defining factors of our Nepean Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. For many of us we were thinking about muscle loss Allah Allah Azza wa sallam in this particular month. This is not only a month, which is habitually conferred and remembered by the Muslim Ummah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, at the time of Allah subhanho wa Taala, entering into the world, the final messenger, and also Lola sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his greatest Hallmark was not his physical representation, or his physical presence amongst the Sahaba. But rather it was the legacy that he demonstrated for them as eyewitness account that they then share on to each other. And one
of the greatest aspects that we take from the life of Rasulullah sallallahu. How do you sell them is courage. So Pamela, we live in a world today where cowardice is the norm. And I want to speak about cowardice in the normalized sense that we see which is at times we turn our eyes from that which doesn't directly involve us, we ignore it we pass along and it could be somebody who is materially disadvantage that we step
Over, it could be somebody who we hear a rumor about that we should set the record straight and bring it to an end. It could be that somebody is gossiping about another but we don't have the fortitude to stand up and say, I say please don't talk to me about other people that way.
cowardice has become a norm and it's something that the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam warned us about. See, courage is hard. panela It's hard to be different than the rest. It's hard to value what maybe other people denounce. It's hard to go against the grain when going against the grain is actually the honestly the principle that you and I should adhere to. It's very hard to stand up and speak a word of truth, when it's inconvenient, or even more difficult when it's against yourself. Allah Subhana Allah says kulu Paul were mean and in that be of those who are willing to stand up look at the word POA mean that you have to stand up to requires effort, Milla for law, not for
material benefit, not for the assistance of others, not for favor that will be passed on to you in future days,
Shahada, I will coast that you bring weakness in that which is seeking justice and equity.
And in other chapters, and in other verses, whatever. Unfortunate come even if the indictment is self inflicting, even if it is an acknowledgment, it takes courage to apologize. It takes courage to step away from something you recognize is wrong, but will require effort to correct sometimes it's just more convenient to ignore the person you wronged and turn away and leave and not go to the venue that they may be in. It's just easier to pass through life, cowardly.
I remember Mr. Horton, who was merciless against the early believers of Islam.
He was a tyrant. And for the first few years, he was one of the most abusive, the most hard hearted, the most wicked in punishment to those of his own clan, who accepted faith in the prophets of Allah while he was in.
And upon entering into Islam, one of the first acts
was to stand before others who he had wronged who he had punished who he had committed injustice against. And he said, as I have done, I expect to be done to me. And I'm willing, in this moment to take that consequence, highly diminished value, or the law and instrumental in the military loss of the Sahaba, not of the Prophet of the Sahaba on the day of the prophets I sell them has never lost never lost any battles. But when the Sahaba disobeyed the messenger and came off Jabba Roma, they lost the spirit of that which would give them victory in that moment. And in that moment, highly dibny loline will instrumental in the loss of life of ehsanullah the uncle of the prophets I seldom
or the Allahu Allahu Allah sent you the Shahada.
And yet file it as he sitting deliberating with himself. How can I sit in front of Mohammed? How can I make this digital to Medina? How can I go? And I don't know what he will do with me in this moment. Will he order retribution will he ordered that I be taken? How can I sit in front of him when I know that verses from a law were revealed to him that denounced my father to a dance place in jahannam that one day I will meet to recite them and accept them and it takes courage.
Courage is fleeting.
Courage only becomes known in trial and difficulty and it's upon the law it is for that reason that you see a lack of courage in a lot of the societies where we live privileged
and a lot there may be some amongst us who know hunger. I don't mean hunger in Ramadan, you know, breaking your fast buck 30 Mashallah. Mostly,
there may be some of us who have come from other backgrounds, whether it was hunger, whether with thirst, whether they were footsteps that you lost their number as you cross the desert to find a well to bring water back to your family, there may be
none of us have felt the need to demonstrate courage.
And if you were to try to think with yourself at this moment, what was one moment that I showed courage? Where was one
moment that I displayed something that others in humanity on account of them not having that same instinct, that same desire to support truth, that same desire to go for it without for myself for the betterment of others, how many of us can itemize a handful, five moments of courage.
And then we look back at the CEO of our nebia Salalah hottie listen.
Courage is the stepping stone to all success. And I want you to know Michelle law as our university students here at Curtin University. There are so many avenues for you to demonstrate courage.
It takes courage to excel academically.
It takes courage for you to break off a how long relationship It takes courage for you to switch off your Wi Fi when other people in the home to protect yourself from looking at something.
It takes courage to get rid of a smartphone that is polluted your very being and go back to just simply a Nokia takes courage. It takes courage to turn someone down who has hope in something from you. That is not right.
It takes courage for you to save your wealth.
It takes courage for you to for a goal and event or a place that you should no never enter into in the first place. It takes courage for you to stand up for the weak even though you know from their past behavior, they would not stand up for you and may have been instrumental in previous harm that you've received. It takes courage to speak a word of truth when other people cower.
It takes courage to take your studies.
and pursue a career in a value where you excel in it not because of the financial implications of it. But to make something that our own man our community can be proud of. that people don't look at you as an engineer, but they look at you as one of those Muslim engineers whose requested time off for joumana time offer their prayers, someone who's requested that their family arrangements for fly in and fly out considerations. you're one of those people who are willing to ballot for the needs of others as much as you seek your needs fulfilled. It takes so much courage to be able to identify some of our Muslim students and non Muslim students who suffer at times in silence.
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
was the most courageous of our oma of humanity. Alia rhodiola is for you to understand that courage you have to look at somebody who we know was great earlier with your loved one was a master.
He was a master of his heart, a master of his I met a master of his deeds, by the blessing exposed and placed in him by Allah.
And there were moments when I live with your loved one who come along with emammal bohart. He says he the heavy on what leads when the battle with fierce
Tibetan a few of us who knew that I would hide behind Mohammed Salah Allah.
I would take shelter behind the nebby Mohammed Salah it was
the defining character that you and I see is one of courage. I wish to define it quickly in chat law before our second hold about after he didn't so to start off
What shujaa see that word Moodle that's not one that we hear often, right? The Arabic language there's a whole chapter of study called chivalry as Muslims. We have we invented this concept of chivalry. And the rule is that you do the best of what's right from what's right.
And to do the least of what's wrong, from what's right.
I want you to think about that today. We live in a society where it's very difficult for people to accept the absolute ethics. They want to change right and wrong, to better and worse. There's a big difference. Right? And wrong. There's helot and there is harm. But the way things are times are shown is that this is better. And this is worse, as if they're optional and interchangeable. But for you and I as Muslims, it takes courage to say no, no, this is Hello. And I don't try to fit outside. What else
law has made as a boundary for me because the very first premise of La Ilaha Illa. Allah is not just law my brother in law it's not just that I don't worship other than a law but it's that the one who directs me in life is only and completely a law when others call me away from that which He has sent.
For you and I
and hello Dubai in the prophet Isaiah Lim said hello is clear and evident. We'll have our mobile haraam is also clear and evident. They know Houma or moon, sometimes there will be small matters small issues in between them, not everyone can separate them, you have to ask and get, you know, understanding from their own demo. But in general, we have this very polymerized understanding the lifestyle of greatness is not the owner of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu it was and what weakens one of us in our prayer, in our submission in our surrender is that we fail to understand that courage is a pretext of submission and surrender to Allah. When you as an individual, say as the
prophets before I said, as Ibrahim said, as Lem to which I submit my whole being to Allah
that I'm willing to be directed in that which may be my mind is not able to judge right and wrong from it. But there is a judgment of lion revelation that gives me courage to hold on to truth that maybe other people don't recognize and see, for until Gemma our encounter with that, they will immediately say to us, you are the majority, even if you're singular, in a majority that is left the truth. That takes courage. That is the Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
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place in Paradise is set aside happiness and contentment for those who will be distinct.
They said many Robert jasola Who are these distinct people, he said they are those who hold on to my book and my tradition. When others let it go some Allahu Allah john lambino Mela make all of us from them along many prophets, Allah Allah but he seldom speaks of times, we have to hold on to your deen is harder than to put a coal Ember lit in your hand and you have to hold on to it. It's searing pain, but you hold on to it although I know you have no idea
about it me Sorry about the alarm and you're going to have to hold on to the truth as if with your mortality, you got to bite down. You've seen you know, when somebody is injured, you got to hold you got to clench.
And it's only that courage that leads to the success that we see within us. And for all of those who we interact with. We pray that a lot of hands on with Allah greater success in this dunya and akhira akuto cobia That was so cool. I had all the money.
And hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah salam Allah Allah He will have early your Swami was so limited Sleeman. kathira
of the essential principles of Moodle, as we mentioned, is courage that a person is able to step forward in harm's way for the betterment of others, a person is able to step forward to make sure that they are of those who are supporting the truth. It takes courage to be of those who seek to follow a path of purity when others find adulteration, more pleasing, it takes courage to be different, then the majority. And it's only those who have courage and a steady heart that do great things. And I'm not just talking about in a spiritual and a theological in a religious sense. It takes courage to be like Steve Jobs, takes courage to be like Elon Musk, it takes courage to invest
in something new that you've convinced yourself. This is a new technology. This is something that will go somewhere with a dedicated knowledge and a thought It takes courage to enter into an emerging economy to enter into an emerging new study. It takes courage to be a pioneer.
And I wouldn't be a Salalah SLM was one of those who pushed the outliers in our community to greatness. And I leave you with just one example.
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But the prophets I seldom had very few numbers of 313 insurmountable numbers as he's leaving Medina. Zayn dibny Sabbath for the Allah when I'm a teenager, 1415 years old, he comes carrying a sword that he can't hold up so young and marching with the prophets I sell, trying to defend the truth in the way that he sees others. So the prophets I sell and takes the sword and says go back to Medina I want you to learn to read and write.
That's your commitment to the struggle, so that he goes and learns to read and write dilemma.
When the Prophet returns victorious, the prophets lie Selim means they diminish Shabbat, one of the scribes of the Quran when revelation would be received. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam would recite it, they dignify it with Malik, nav and morale. We are with the Allahu anhu, ali, Vitali and others would be the scribes.
The Battle of God comes now we're being invaded every able bodied men, even the women were saying, we can be on the roofs of the houses to throw rocks at this insurmountable army that comes with the sword he can hold it a little bit in the profit takes it from him. So Lola is admin said,
I want you to commit yourself to learning another language. They didn't if avid becomes fluent in the language of the People of the Scripture,
in a remake and in Hebrew, because it's at that point, the prophet knows that there is going to be a theological battle where people say in our books, it says that in your book, it says, so he needs someone who's able to decipher their words from their own texts. And within 15 days say he did with habit, a genius, a brilliant young man masters the language.
It takes courage to do something everybody else is doing. And to not just do it but to excel. to flourish to Panama after the death of the prophets I seldom the very man who's chosen to bring all of the texts of the Quran together to make the master moves under the authority of the Sahaba with the guidance of Abu Bakr anally and all of the Sahaba is a the myth habit because he was the favorite of Rasulullah saw I send them for his intellectual prowess in fact they said they in Nicaragua don't shop una they don't learn a textbook. You're a man who's intelligent who is young who none has ever accused of impropriety or could couldn't detectable levels within the profit
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