Ramadan & Sabr (Patience) – Legacy of Muhammad Ali

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in this blessed month of Ramadan. It is appropriate that we ask ourselves what is the primary purpose and the wisdom for which Allah subhanho wa Taala is asking us to fast and there are actually many responses of them as taqwa and inshallah one week we'll talk about Taqwa. But in today's hutzpah, I wanted to answer this question with an explicit Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, where he told us one of the wisdoms of the month of Ramadan, and he said the month of Ramadan shahada, Ramadan, Shah little suburb, the month of Ramadan is the month of suburb. So the title of Ramadan, or I shouldn't say one of the titles because Ramadan is the month of mercy in the

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month of forgiveness. One of the titles of the month of Ramadan, as is the Hadith reported in Sudan and Nyssa. It is the month of summer, and our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in a hadith intermarry, that fasting are sown news for several, if you can perfect fasting, you have perfected half of the art of patience, and the other half you will learn in other methodologies. But fasting is going to help you perfect half of the entire concept of Sabra. And therefore, we learn explicitly that one of the primary wisdoms of this entire month, one of the primary wisdoms of why we are fasting is to master the art of being patient. And

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whenever any trait or characteristic is mentioned or praised in the Quran, or even criticized in the Quran, anger is criticized, for example, we need to understand that every characteristic has two components. The first of them is an element that we are born with, we cannot help it. Those of us that are parents, we realize some of our children are more patient, some are more hasty, some are more temperamental, angry, some are much more calm, that's in their fitrah, it's ingrained in them. And for that element, really all you can do is make dua to Allah, Oh Allah make me patient. But there is a second component, and that is your own training. You know, it's just like physical

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strength. Some people are born and naturally there are strong, but even those that are not strong, if they go to the gym, what's going to happen? If they keep on working out what's going to happen? There is an element of every single characteristic, yes, with the help of Allah, you can better yourself, you can become physically stronger, you can have a better memory, you can gain more patience. And it is that component, I eat the self training, that Ramadan, and fasting or our gyms to train to become patient. This is going to the gym every single day, but not for physical strength. No, this month, is the gymnasium of suburb, we're going to train ourselves day in day out

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every single day and every single night to master the art of being patient. And it is pretty clear and self evident how we do that. Because the meaning of sabara in Arabic is actually very interesting. sabara in pre Islamic Arabic, ancient Arabic, actually meant to withhold and to constrain. And an animal that is tied up is actually called ma spool, like you're putting software on the animal, like can't do anything.

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So the actual meaning of sabara is to do nothing. That's really what Sebata means originally. And the reason why patience is called sabar is because you have to force yourself to do nothing. That's why patience comes from the root of withholding. And in this month, we force ourselves to give up to not

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Do what is essential to live on? I mean, what greater act of withholding can there be? In this month of June and then July and the hot summer months in the longest days of the year?

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We are forced to not drink, we are forced to not eat. We have to withhold ourselves from that which is essential from that which our colleagues and non Muslim workers they can't believe even water Yes, even water. That's what suberb requires us to do, Withhold not do what otherwise we would want to do. We restrain ourselves from intimacy and sensual desires. We restrain ourselves from committing our daily and weekly and monthly sins. We are accustomed to backbiting, to gazing lustfully to doing this to doing that. And in this month, what must we do? We don't do what we're accustomed to do. We withhold and many times not doing is more difficult than doing many times to

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control the urge is more difficult then to do something and that is why the mastery of suburbs is the mastery of Eman itself, suburb and EMR are intertwined. The more your suburb the more your iman and the less your suburb the less your Eman and as well. One of the aspects of going to the gym if you like of Ramadan. One of the training equipments of this Ramadan is that we restrain ourselves from what we typically do of wasting time of deeds that might not even be haram but they're definitely not beneficial. And we spend time with the Quran. We spend an hour and a half in the masjid every day for Torah we we get rid of all of these superfluous things that we're doing

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television and chit chatting and wasting time and we then prioritize Allah's worship. This is also an element of silver and the Quran and Sunnah. command us and encourage us to master the art of patience in over 90 verses. And Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us that one of the primary elements that made the greatest prophets the greatest prophets, was there elements of silver. Why are the prophets who they are many reasons one of them is the fact that they mastered the art of patience. fosse will come out Sabado Lasme him in a Rasul Allah tells us be patient, just like all Azim all of them are the five big prophets. We all know them. Right? No 100 brahim and Musa is in the process

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and these are the big prophets allows them and Allah says the owner Azzam, the major prophets, why are they major? As I said many reasons, but the number one reason for Spirit come out sabara rural asmita Rasul, be patient as those magnificent prophets, the prophets of resolve on Azim is the prophets of resolve they had willpower, how do you get willpower, patience? How do you get the hem patience? How do you get that fortitude? I'm going to do this and I don't care what anybody says. That comes from suburbs. And Allah says you want to be righteous then learn from the rule as a minnow loosen and they had the act of or the master the art of suburb and ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala

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mentioned in the Quran. That suburb is linked with Jenna and Saba is linked with his pleasure. As we know in the Quran, there are probably around a dozen, a dozen and a half categories where Allah says I love these people. I love this group of people. And number one in this category will law who you hit Busaba it in, in Allah your head Busaba it in. Allah loves the people of Sabra. So if you want to be of those whom Allah loves, you will have to master the art of suburbia. And here is the month of mastering the art of slavery. And Allah subhana wa Tada tells us in the Quran that Saba is linked to Jana and Turing, Jana is linked to Subhan. Allah says in the Quran, that when the angels come and

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greet the people of Jana, right, the first greeting that the angels will give, Allah says when they enter and they see the people of Jana, sorry, the angel see the people of Jana, the angels will say Listen to this verse in the Quran, the first greeting of the melodica Salam, Aleikum Bhima Sadat autumn, funnier Morocco Bergdahl

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welcome Peace Now you're endowed was salam, salam alaikum. This is the abode of Salaam and salam shall ever and forever be with you. But why? How did you get up there? What caused you to be up there? Salam aleikum Bhima Sadara tomb Bhima because of Bhima due to

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Bhima you are here because of this one did Salam aleikum Beemers Alberto,

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you have entered the abode of salaam because you have mastered your soveral. So Allah links the entrance to Jana with mastering Sobor with being of those who are sobbing in and Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions in the Quran that there is an glory comes to those nations that have patients, no matter how humiliated they are, if they are patient in Allah with Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and they understand that there is a wisdom and they strive to correct then that patience will win over and this is very important in the time when the OMA seems to be humiliated. Allah says regarding a previous OMA and that OMA was as well humiliated like we are being humiliated then Allah bless them

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and that's the end of the Bani Israel were persecuted and tortured, perhaps even worse than us, the Bani Israel were taken as slaves by Fidel and for hundreds of years, and Allah azza wa jal tested them. But then what does Allah say? What Tim Mexicali Matera bigger husana Allah Bani Israel Isla de mal saba. And the favor of your Lord was perfected the Bani Israel eel then change their situation from being humiliated to being leaders in the land from being persecuted to having what ALLAH blessed them with why, what 10 months get him a tropical Lucena, Allah Bani Israel Isla Bhima Sabado one once again, because they had suburb Allah change their situation around and Allah substituted

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for the humiliation he gave them is as a result of their suburb. So as we are currently looking at the state of the Ummah, there is no doubt we need to practice on the art of Subhan Allah azza wa jal mentions in the Quran, that Sobor is one of the primary mechanisms that we can use to cope with the problems of this world. I mean, this world is full of problems, personal problems, social problems, national problems, local problems, will lie sometimes we think there's nothing but problems every source has a problem. Our job has problems. Our family has problems, finances are problems. What does Allah say? was starting No, you're gonna face problems you need help? Where do you get help?

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From what study new seek help, how this subsidy was set up, two things are mentioned. Two things will calm you down. Two things you can use as tools and mechanisms that Allah has given you both are from Allah that will help you cope with the problems of this world. Number one is Sabra number two is a Salah was the no but somebody was set up. We're in the Hala Kabira turn Illa Allah ha Shireen. It's very difficult. It's not easy, except for those who truly fear Allah subhanho wa taala. So Saba is one of the main tools that Allah is giving at our disposal to help us with the problems of this world. And these problems could be a physical nature. They could be a spiritual, they could be the

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Islamophobia. They could be finances, whatever the issue is, and wallah you all of us have issues Sobor remind ourselves there's a wisdom Calm down, except the other of Allah azza wa jal and work to solve the problem with calmness with coolness, not with impatience, not with anger, with sober was strained over somebody was salah, seek Allah's help through sober and through salah, as well. Allah subhana wa Taala reminds us that what he wants for the Ummah is not quantity, he wants quality. Allah doesn't want quantity, he wants quality. And this is underscored and suitable and foul. When Allah mentions that he shall bless groups of Muslims that are fighting others. Allah says in your

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comment, Cameroon or sabe Runa young labelmate attain, I only need 20 He says Allah says, if there are 20 but they have supper, I promise you they shall overcome 200 on the battlefield, in your coming commercial Runa saw the Runa Yardley boo me attain. Look at the ratios here. One person of suburb is equal to 10 without sub one person of paint that's quality there. That's what Allah wants. So Allah says, give me that suburb, and I guarantee that for every one of you, you will be able to overcome 10 of them. And again, it's very explicit here that it is linked to the notion of sovereign. Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions in the Quran. That sub is linked to being forgiven by

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Allah. You want Allah's forgiveness that is going to come about through Sabra, Allah says Illa Allah Dino sobre ye middle Saudi hottie Hola, hola, como Farah Kabir except for those who have sub and they do good, Allah shall forgive them and they shall have a great reward from Allah subhanho wa taala. So all of these texts of the Quran and Sunnah they remind us that sober is an essential component to overcome

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Problems of this world solver is an essential component to be forgiven by Allah Saba is an essential component to enter Jannah and ALLAH SubhanA wa Tala reminds us that solver is indeed a, a the summer is the most common issue that you will have to turn to to seek Allah's help in the very first revelation Surah Muslim Muslim with death it Allah azza wa jal says whether you're a baker possible, this is the second Revelation After Quran very early on, and our process and I was reminded, you're going to have to be patient, and how are we patient? How do we get patients to things while you're a bigger phosphor? Remind yourself that you have to be patient for the sake of Allah subhanho wa

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taala. And number two, and the Hadith mentions this woman yet or sub bar you saw beautiful lots of very interesting Hadith. hadith is worse I Muslim woman yet ASABE bar use of beautiful law, whoever tries to be patient, then Allah will grant him patience. So there are two things that we can use to help us be patient. And we're in the gymnasium of being patient on Ramadan, number one sincerity to Allah, what Arabic festival.

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Next time you want to say something, do something, ask something. Remember, this is not for my ego, this is for Allah.

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This is not for any other reason I'm controlling my temper, or I'm controlling my desires, or I am not acting even though I want to act for the sake of Allah, what era become possible. That's the first mechanism. And the second mechanism, when you feel overwhelmed, how can I be patient, it's so difficult. Remember what the process of them said, Woman yet a sub bar, you saw beautiful love, whoever tries to be patient, you have to somebody he forces himself. He strives, you saw beautiful law, Allah will grant him that patience. So Subhanallah law you can live hula hoops and Allah was, Allah shall never burden you with more than what you can bear. This is the reality. So when we are

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faced with that trial, with that masiva with that calamity, we for the sake of Allah control ourselves, and then we strive in whatever manner, we will get that strength, Allah will give it to us. And when we strive to be patient, Allah subhana wa Taala will bless us to be patient, and realize brothers and sisters, that there are three types of solid I've mentioned this many times. But as a reminder to all of us, there are three types of silver, three categories of silver, and Ramadan, deals with will all three but particularly the second and the third category, the first category of suburb, the first category of suburb, is suburb in the face of calamities suburb, in the

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face of trials, you just heard you lost your job, you've just heard somebody passes away, you just heard of a calamity. That's the first category of suburbs. And what somebody here means is you control especially your tongue, and then also your thoughts and your minds. To not say and to not think of evil or confirm. Don't blame Allah, Allah controls me and you, Allah owns everything you want, and I own if Allah decides to take something away, it's his right not mine and yours, I don't own anything, Allah owns me, and Allah owns what I own. If Allah decides to take something away from me, then that's his decision. And Sobor means I accept Allah has covered in the law, he were in

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Nayla here, Roger and all of us belong to Allah, all of us are gonna go back to Allah. So somebody here means to control the tongue. Somebody here means to control even my thoughts, to not think wrong thoughts, to put my trust in Allah to know that Allah azza wa jal loves me and whatever he's wanting, it is for a wisdom even if I don't understand it, that's the first category of sovereign. The second category of sovereign which is the little bit higher and this is where a Melbourne comes in,

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is to withhold myself and yourself from following every desire of my heart. Because remember, somebody means to withhold sober means you put your hands down, somebody means you don't do something. So I'm angry, I want to do something sober means literally like, as I said, in Arabic, must board means to be tied up, literally must board to be tied up. So somebody, you're tied up, you're not moving voluntarily. That's what somebody means. So the second category of Sobor you want to do something, whether it's act on your anger, whether it's used vulgar and curse, whether it's whatever and remember, that's the whole point of saw him. What did the process that I'm saying, For

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Inside back, I had an OSHA term like if somebody curses you somebody uses vulgar language. What are you supposed to say? In the saw him in the saw him? That suburb? You remind yourself look, I'm fasting, I can't do this. This is the gymnasium of suburb. You are working and training to control your tongue and your desires, and no doubt by giving up food and drink. We are demonstrating to Allah we have the will

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Our to give up that which we need. If I can give up food and drink in this summer heat, why can't I give up the sense that I don't need? I need water right now. I'm thirsty. I'm hungry, but I'm giving it up. I'm withholding I'm controlling. If I can control the intake of water for 16 and a half hours in this summer month, why can't take control my eyes, my ears, my tongue, my nose, why can I take control my hands? Why can't take control my anger. Wallah, I need water more than need to act on my anger. I need water more than I need to gaze on the haram. I need water more than eaters to backbite but I'm controlling that you're controlling that. So Allah is showing us, you know what we have that

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Qudra with the help of Allah, we have that power, I can give up water in summer, well then I can give up backbiting I can give up libre Nimita, I can give up slander, I can give up my anger my temper I can do it. Because Allah has shown me I can do it, that suburb. And that's the second category of sober. So the second category is what to withhold yourself from acting on the impulses that come and that's definitely Ramadan right there. And then there's an even higher category of sub Alright, so the lowest is to be patient and a calamity that's to control your tongue and your thoughts. The second level is to restrain the urges. And the third level is to engage in that which

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is useful and productive and get rid of that which is useless and not productive. That requires somebody it's so comforting to just plop into that chair and spend two hours in front of the television. Forget it whether it's haram or Halal is definitely not going to bring me closer to Allah. It's so comforting to waste time without any productivity. But Ramadan tells us you don't have time for that. That requires sobre Ramadan tells us forget that let's come to the masjid and pray. Forget that let's do some Quran. That's going to benefit me. That is the highest category of sub. And Allah Subhana Allah to Allah mentions in the Quran. What more Allah Salatu was tobira

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Allah, that's the suburb, command yourself and your families to pray and be extra patient while slobin have the suburb as you are praying because that requires the highest level of suburb to give up what you want to do. Whether it's even Halal might best be okay, it's not haram, but you want to give that up and you want to come and pray or Quran or vicar or knowledge or be closer to Allah, that is the highest category of suburb and Ramadan is once again the training ground for that inshallah all of us are increasing our Quran, all of us are increasing our vicar, all of us are increasing our coming to the masjid. That is the element of software that we're giving up what we

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want to do and we are coming and doing something that is far more useful and beneficial. These are the three categories of software and realized your brothers and sisters that ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada reminds us in the Quran was Bill one our sub Rocha illa biLlah be patient but remember sub comes from ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. So as we want to be patient, we have to have a class we have to make dua to Allah and we have to realize that if I want to be patient and I attempt to be patient, Allah subhana wa Taala will grant me the blessings of being patient. May Allah subhana wa Taala grant us all the art of mastering the notion of sub BarakAllahu welcome for another one of our anyway yeah be

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As we are all aware, brothers and sisters. We have lost one of our dear brothers in Islam this last week, perhaps the most famous not just perhaps the most famous American Muslim in the history of this land. And that is our dear brother, Muhammad Ali. And it is not befitting that we do not mention his name and derive some benefits from his life. That is the least that we can do. Because will law he there is no question that there is so much benefit to be learned from the life and times of a person of that stature. Notice my dear brothers and sisters how beloved, this single individual was. I do not know of any human being in our lifetimes that has more fame and honor and respect.

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Perhaps the

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second closest would be Nelson Mandela. But I would say that Muhammad Ali is even more famous that every street kid in every single corner in the world is aware of our brother, Muhammad Ali. And you know, brothers and sisters, Allah blesses the Ummah with famous converts, has always been the case. Allah blesses the OMA with people who show there is a truth of Islam. What did the Sahaba say that we have always remained in is at the conversion of Omar. Hamza is another example, Hamza, the one of the most respected members of the Koresh, his conversion was a huge shock and a blow to the leadership of the parish and Allah use the conversion of Hamza to demonstrate the truth of Islam.

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Now, I'm not comparing any human being with the sahaba. But the concept the concept is there, that Allah blesses people. And Allah blesses the OMA with such people that they convert to our faith, and their conversion causes quite literally, quite literally an earthquake, it causes an entire perception. Wallahi if the only blessing of this person's conversion was that the name of a prophet system is mentioned by every single person in the globe with respect what a blessing that is, if that was his only blessing, what a great blessing when even the most bigoted Islamophobes when the worst racists they have to mention the name of our Prophet sallallahu it was set up with respect, if

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that was the only blessing but there are so many other blessings and the main point and so much can be said inshallah. Perhaps in a future lecture I'll give more examples of what not but for me the main lesson that we can learn from the life and times of our brother Muhammad Ali is the famous Hadith of the process. And and we see it throughout your line. We see it with our own eyes, that our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Man, Tara, cache and Lilla are walga Hula, hula hiraman.

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Whoever gives something up for the sake of Allah, Allah will replace it with something far better than what he gave up. There's a hadith. This is a Hadith, whoever gives something up for the sake of Allah, Allah will replace it with something much better than what he gave up.

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Brothers and sisters, we can never understand never how the greatest boxer who won the Olympic gold medal who won the Olympic gold medal at the age of 1819. And he went on to win the World Champion heavyweight. When he was drafted for Vietnam.

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He said, I cannot go kill people. My religion forbids me to go kill innocent people. Let's not sugarcoat he used Islam. And it came all the way to the Supreme Court. He was thrown into jail, or he was sentenced to jail. He appealed the appeal once again, jail, he appealed again. And it went to the Supreme Court. And he kept on saying my faith of Islam. He didn't say my conscience. He said publicly in the 1960s, when the religion of Islam was unknown, nobody even knew it. He said, my faith prohibits me to kill innocent people. I cannot as a Muslim, go and kill the people who want me to kill I have nothing, no problem with them. They didn't do anything to me. You people are doing

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more harm to me than they ever did. We all know the quotes. And the boxing Federation said to him, If you don't go, we're going to strip your title away, you're no longer going to be the champ we're going to take your gold medal, you're going to be stripped of everything. You're gonna go to jail. And they even told him, Look, you don't have to fight. We don't expect you to fight you're too famous. Just go and showcase be a trophy for our troops. Go and you know what, you're not going to be in the actual camp. Just go and show yourself and you know, wear the uniform. Everybody's going to see your patriotic citizen, go do what you need to do. And that's it, you'll be back, go do a

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tour and come back. But he said no, I'm not going to be a propaganda tool. I'm not going to be used as a token for your faults bottled water, I'm not going to do that.

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And his famous quote, put me in jail, I don't care. You can put me in jail. I've already been in jail or my people have been in jail for 400 years. What are you going to do that has already happened to me and my people. We need to understand that act of courage, conviction. It's literally him against the rest of the world literally couldn't care. He gave up his title for three and a half years. Many of us don't understand this. He was not the heavyweight champion, not because he lost in the battle, but because the Federation took it away from him. For three and a half years he was banned from fighting. Do you know he didn't have money at that time? It's so easy for us to consider

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him a hero. And I've said this so many times. Every hero has to suffer in his lifetime. That's what makes him a hero. Nelson Mandela

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last 20 years, 27 years in solitary confinement, Gandhi, every person that the world looks up to, for some reason, for a major point of their lives, they were despised, they were hated. Let's not sugarcoat history, Muhammad Ali was considered to be a traitor to his country, Times Magazine and others put his cover as an evil person, as a draft, Dodger refused neck, they used vulgar terms, that he's not patriotic.

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The media and the press smeared him and he had to resort to even doing odd jobs. Do you know for those three and a half years, he had to go and act and plays and do things that is not even befitting for somebody of his but he had no money as to pay the bills. He has a wife and children to feed. He had to do odd jobs, as the threat of jail is on his shoulders, as his title has been revoked. And he says in an interview, I don't care I can work in a McDonald's flip burgers, I'll do that. But I'm not gonna go find it that war. Can you imagine somebody who's being given millions of dollars, the gold of the heavyweight champion, the most fit, and he gives it all up because I don't

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care. I'm not going to kill innocent people. My faith does not allow me to do that. Well, what happened? Whoever gives up something for the sake of Allah, Allah will bless him much better than what he gave up SubhanAllah 2030 4050 years later, and the very entity and the very people that smeared him that government and the media now want to claim him as their own. Bill Clinton is going to come and give the eulogy right now as I'm speaking, other world leaders are coming. These same world leaders, their predecessors, were the ones who were smearing Muhammad Ali. You know, when the hero dies, everybody wants him, everybody wants them when the hero dies, when the heroes alive. When

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the heroes the hero, when he is truly the hero, He is despised by society. That's why he's going to be the hero. This is the lesson that I learned and all of us should learn from Muhammad Ali's life and every righteous person and inshallah he is righteous, nicely Walker that it went on as a gala either every person who undergoes that battle, look at how Allah blesses them in the end, his charisma, his fortitude, his sticking up to his principles, Allah blesses that sincerity, so that even the people who are insincere have to acknowledge that sincerity. Allah blesses that loss, that courage and bravery, so that even if you don't like him, eventually, you're gonna have to come and

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love him and call him the greatest. We as American Muslims especially, have a lot to benefit. Brothers and sisters, don't be ashamed or shy to be a Muslim.

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I was attending the janazah yesterday of Muhammad Ali, and Dr. Sherman Jackson, a very good friend of ours and mentor to the American Muslim community. He said, Muhammad Ali made being a Muslim cool in America. Muhammad Ali was quintessentially an American Muslim, the embodiment of what American Islam is. And if you look at his life, and times, so many lessons to be derived, but again, the main point here, there are so many issues going on in the world today. And it's easy to go with the flow to be politically correct. It's easy to be quiet about the injustice is taking place. It's easy to just hide your identity. But Allah is not going to bless a life like that. Allah is not going to

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bless a life like that. Look at Muhammad Ali, when he was proud to be a Muslim, and he stood up for what he believed in and he was willing to go to jail, he suffered, he suffered, there's no question, Allah is going to test you if you want to do that you're going to be tested. But look at the end result. The single greatest legend in the history of sports history of sports, think about it, nobody before him, and in all likelihood, nobody after him because he is at the right time in place. He was not just a great sportsman, he was not just a great boxer. He was a man of principle. He was a person who's active in social campaigns. He was a person who was involved in the problems of

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society, he was a person speaking out about the plight of his people. That's what you call conscience. That's what you call leadership.

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So brothers and sisters,

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don't be ashamed to criticize what needs to be criticized. Don't be ashamed to be a Muslim. Don't be ashamed to speak the truth. There are so many atrocities, so many evil things going on. Now. If Muhammad Ali were younger and alive, what happened was, you know, Parkinson's disease you couldn't speak. What happened? What would he have done? If he were young right now? What we have done with the reality of America right now, what would he have said about our bombing campaigns about our drones? What would he have said about black lives matter? What will you said about police brutality about the prisons? Just imagine if he was saying what he was saying in the 60s, in many aspects or

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situations even worse, it's not just Vietnam. There's 60 countries were involved with. Look at the plight of African Americans Am I

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minorities look at the racism. One of the last in fact, the last letter that Muhammad Ali wrote about politics was against Donald Trump. The last letter. The last political statement was against the rising Islamophobia of this bigger tear. Can't we benefit from his life and times? Can't we see that Allah blesses people who are sincere to him. If there's anything we can benefit from, we benefit in what our Prophet SAW, Selim said to us, and we see it in his life. Whoever gives something up for the sake of Allah, Allah will give him back much more, he gave up his visa, he gave up his gold medal. He gave up his prestige, he gave up his money. What happened? Allah gave him back

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so much more fame. So much more is so much more money. After he gave it all up. He becomes the most famous legend in the history of sports. That's what you call conviction and dedication. And if we can benefit that from his life, and of course the Quran and Sunnah tells us about this reality. And every leader and every prophet has the same, of course much more than this, but it's nice to see living examples. It's nice to see in our own lifetimes, if we can benefit from this, then in sha Allah, Allah Allah, we have genuinely kept the legacy of Muhammad Ali alive May Allah azza wa jal forgive him and raise his ranks and exalt Him and may Allah azza wa jal give us all the courage and

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