Three Practical Steps To Maximize Your Legacy
Channel: Yasir Qadhi
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Shaykh Yasir Qadhi gives a heartwarming lecture on the legacy we leave behind after one passes away from this life.
The only thing that can be left behind is that person’s legacy that they would be remembered by. Therefore, it is absolutely essential and binding upon us to leave a good legacy behind as it would not only to be pleasing to Allah (SWT) but it could also serve as a means for us to be rewarded if that legacy is truly beneficial.
Three practical steps to maximise our legacy:
- Ikhlas or Sincerity – Our Niyyah has to be to please Allah SWT and not the people of this world.
- Humility – Whoever humbles himself for the sake of Allah will have his status elevated by Allah SWT. We also understand the concept of Ihsaan – giving more than what is required to give and are content with obtaining something less than that which is expected.
- Sabr or Patience – consistency of performing good deeds is possible only if one inculcates and imbibes Sabr in his life. It is a necessary trait.
hamdulillah Isla is niram
Al Hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah Camden County, Ebony Allah Bullock
Karim saramonic Muhammad sallahu wa barakato
hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. Ali, he was so happy woman, what about?
What are people going to say about you and about me, the day that the news reaches them, that we are no longer alive.
That's a reality that we all experience. But we will not be here when it is experienced on our behalf. We see and we hear others pass away all the time. And we know our own reactions, but very few of us think about the reactions when we will pass away
almost on a daily basis, somebody's friend and acquaintance or relative passes on. And the closer they were to us, obviously, the more painful it is. That's human nature. And the first things that happen in our own minds are the memories of the times we spent with those actual people.
A friend, I was just with him two weeks ago, an acquaintance Oh my god, he seemed to just coming to work every second day, whatever, a relative obviously closer. And we always think of the impact they had on our lives, and the legacy that they leave behind after they're gone.
Now, the true men will be pre planning his own or her own legacy before people are talking about it. And this is in fact an Islamic commandment and reality.
The Prophet Ibrahim alayhis salam made to our to a law, which I legally signed a pseudo can fill it in. And one of the interpretations of what dishonor certain means is, Oh Allah, leave my memory to be a good one in the later generations. The Legacy I leave behind, I want people to think of me in the best of manners of the Quranic drawers, which I learned which Akina mama make us role models for the believers.
So the Prophet Ibrahim is making dua to Allah, that Allah Allah make my legacy a positive one. And Subhana Allah. No human being is more universally admired across all faiths than the Prophet Ibrahim it is.
What do I leave the sun in a certain field of study? We call them the Abrahamic faiths even
Allah subhana wa tada mentions in the Quran
that what that he is going to record why not tomorrow demo.
We will record all that they will send forward and the legacy they will leave behind.
Whatever you've sent forward, your good deeds, your sacajawea your Senate. And what you have left behind a thug literally means your remnants literally, we will record that which they send ahead. And that which they have left behind, which is their legacy. When they've left this dunya what remains that people will remember them by that's called a thought. What are the remnants that that people have of them? And Allah is saying, We shall record those remnants? What will my remnants be? And what will your remnants be? What will my legacy be? And what will your legacy be? We want to have the best of legacies. And not because we want fame for the sake of fame? No. But because we
want to maximize our good deeds. And the way you maximize your good deeds is you expand your influence and the way you expand your influence, you have the maximum impact in a positive manner on the most number of people, both quality and quantity, if possible, and if not possible, then quality obviously over quantity. Just look at the legacies of our great roadmap that came before us. Sometimes I just wonder people like where do we begin? Imam Al Bukhari.
You cannot give an Islamic lecture without giving some good deeds to my
you cannot give a dose a Hannukah you cannot give a hearty rock chances are except that you're going to be quoting something that he mumbled Buhari spent time compiling, registering, recording. And when you quote that, how do you then say Bahati narrates a little bit of good deed is being added to a moment Bahati, he only lived 60 odd years. That's it. But the legacy that he left behind is truly phenomenal.
And that's just again, so many examples can be given. So in today's short lecture that I have, I want to remind myself and all of you about three practical steps that we need to undertake in order to maximize our legacy. And inshallah, along with those three also explain why certain people Allah has blessed over others, even when they're alive, they, it's pretty clear that they're going to leave a large legacy when they leave.
The first of these three, and without a doubt, the most important is his loss or sincerity.
If you want to leave a legacy, then your knee has to be not for the people. But for the creator of the people.
Your knee has to be to please Allah subhana wa Tada.
And that's why some people get a little bit confused at the Quranic da that I just quoted, which is known in which Athena imama our lawmakers and the mom for the believers, and people say, Wait, hold on a sec, I thought we're not supposed to seek fame. You're right. You're not supposed to seek fame. The Quran is not saying make me famous. The Quran is saying make me a true leader for the righteous people. Let the righteous people look at me as a role model as an exemplary person for them.
I want to be the Imam the Imam here doesn't mean the guy who leads you in Salah. Know, the Imam here means the role model Imam. Oh Allah make me a role model. For the people of taqwa. Yes, we want to have that level. And that's why we ask Allah for that level. We don't ask the people. We ask a lot to give us that level of this loss of data of true sense. sincerity. Allah subhana wa tada mentions, when he talks about use of Allah His Salaam, and how he goes from the wealth to the jail to become the minister in Egypt, the raising of the ranks and Allah subhana wa tada says, In the Quran of an affair, in no condom in a bar dinner, meal, sleeping with the use of was of our servants who had a
loss in explaining how he rose up in ranks in explaining how we went from one delegate to another to another. Why did he end up where he ended up in? Who can I mean, everybody knows, we'll see him. He was of our servants who had sincerity.
And that's why the level of epsilon which is the highest level of our religion, in only deals with sincerity, as an adversary said, Abu Bakar rhodiola, one did not Excel over you simply in the quantity of his rocket. And the number of days He fasted pause here, full stop here, put a footnote. He's talking to the tablet and he's not talking to me and you have a bucket excelled over us. Yes, in the quantity of Salawat. Yes, in the quantity of zakaat. Yes, in the quantity of selenium, but has an adversity is talking to the tab your own and the tab your own look, again, a bit of a tangent here, but how many rocket Can you pray in a day? How often can you fast Monday and Thursday, and
then the three days of the month, and then Ramadan, and then there's just a set number. Now, most of us I know myself, we haven't even reached that level yet, obviously. And that is the difference between Islam and Eman, Muslim and movement. Generally speaking, it's the increase of rituals. But the real difference between the more men and the more sin is not in the quantity of rituals and after a while you will max out from the sooner otherwise you becoming excessive. After a while you will max out or else you will be like the three people who think that the process is not doing enough I can do more than him. After a while you'll max out
our Profit System quick quiz question. How many records did he pray on an average daily basis when he wasn't traveling? quick quiz, how many records would he pray
all 24 hours.
50 Records 50 Records a day. Why? Because when he went up to Solon Mirage Allah subhanaw taala said 50 then he went back down, up, back down, up, and then finally said, for your own five, and I'll write 50 for them but for him
When the 50 command was given, that was his regular lifestyle, calculated out, the watch you bought to suit him aka and the 200 exact 50. That was his daily routine 50 record that would take up three, four or five hours of the day. How much would he on average fast on average, it was Monday, Thursday, the three days of the month, and then the extra the 10th of Muharram and whatnot. That's the average student of the processor once in a while who do more than that. So Islam to me, man, it's that quantity. But Eman to his son. It is the quality imants son, it is a change in your floss going back to it as an apostle, he said, I will not go to the UK did not go ahead of you simply by
the catheter, the extra salah and a cm, but rather it was something that was in his heart.
It was something that was in his heart that was then manifested in his arm and his heart had something that you guys don't have. And that is the level of Islamic amantha
Imam Malik Ibn Anis, the famous scholar of Medina, he was the first person ever in the history of Islam to compile a book of heavy meant for them, other people, and he called it more. Now, you know, the first person who ever does something immediately, there's copycats, immediately everybody else follows. Okay, that's the nature of human society. And it's always the first person who goes down, you know, as the one who does it, then a lot of people follow on sometimes those who follow on do a better job than the first person. Actually, usually that is what happens in terms of technology and writing and whatnot. Generally, the first person writes a book is not necessarily the best one, then
people build on that. So in my mind, it grows and more in his own lifetime, people began writing other books called the wealth plot and this and that, one of his students came and said, and the student assumed through a cursory reading that some of those other waters seem to be better than him. And
so he said, Oh, Mr. Malik, what's gonna What are you gonna do now? There are so many more parts, so many more cars out there. What's going to happen to your mortar?
Mr. Malik said, ma con la la he bought the, what was done for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. That what that will remain.
And if I now say more,
every Muslim on the planet immediately jumps to multimatic nobody's even heard of them. Water is written after in mathematic. This is what is lost us sincerity. You don't do it for the sake of the people. You don't do it for fame. You don't do it for anything other than the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's why the smallest of deeds can become magnificent. If done for the sake of a lot of the first puranic revelations. Were you to a moon up to Idaho be Myskina nuea team and was zero in North Remo calmly watch Illa learn what do you do mean? Come Jessa and voila, Shakira, we're giving you this food, and they give their food to the poor to the orphan to the prisoner. And they
say don't even thank us. Don't even thank us. We don't want your thanks. We don't want any money back from you. We are feeding you for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada.
It is reported that one of the Sahaba would send food to the poor, and he would tell his servant, listen to whatever they say, and any dollar they make for me afterwards, then the servant would come and say, Oh, he made the offer. He said this, this, this this, then he would repeat exactly the same. And give it back to him basically, and then hope that Allah and Allah alone will reward him for the food. I don't even want your dessert or your sugar for giving this food. I don't want anything back from you. I feed you for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada. And that's why again, we have in the tradition, sometimes the smallest of deeds become the most magnificent of deeds. In the
famous story of the lady of ill repute who fed that dog water. Nobody saw what she did. Not a single human witnessed it. But Allah witnessed it. And Allah knows how many centuries later our process and because you know this story happened in the past before. Our Prophet says it's not a Muslim story, per se, meaning of the of the Prophet system. It's a pre Islamic story. Nobody even saw this incident of this lady feeding that dog water and I hope you all know the story. Nobody heard nobody saw this lady do it. But a lot zoa just saw and the fact that this story has been preserved on the tongue of the most blessed human being who ever walked the face of this earth. This had the theater
In a Bukhari and Muslim mucha la It is one of the most popular ideas heard. So her action was recorded by Allah and manifested in broadcast to all of mankind and all over the oma to benefit from Allah azza wa jal knew.
In the Battle of Tobruk, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned that, you know, in the Battle of to book a lot of Sahaba, were not able to go financially they couldn't afford it. And the books of Sierra mention that the Prophet system said, when they were coming back from the book, one of the most difficult expeditions in the history of this era, redone and studied that one of the most difficult expeditions, when they were coming back, the prophet system said there are a group of you sitting in Medina, Allah knows who they are.
You don't know their names. Allah knows who they are. Every single step that you took, they got your agenda along with you, even though they're not with you because they couldn't make it. They wanted to make it they had the need to make it they had the class to make it. Their names are not known in the books of Sierra, we don't even know their names. But Allah azza wa jal knows their names. That's what you call a floss. You do it and you do it for the sake of Allah, you don't care whether the limelight is on you or not, you don't it's not even relevant to you how many people are there or not? your deeds and your Islam shall be the same wherever you are. That's the number one criterion
of success in leaving a legacy. Number two.
Number two, you want to leave a legacy. You have to erase the ego and pride and kibble and embrace humility. humbleness, true leaders are humble people,
true leaders that are genuinely respected by the oma. And in fact, not even just the oma, these are human characteristics. Human doesn't even matter. Obviously, we're talking about within the paradigm of Islam. But the fact of the matter is these three criteria, they actually transcend Islam. You want to see a successful leader outside of the faith community, you will find the three things going to say in them as well. And I'll give you one example. It's fresh in my mind, because I just came from South Africa two weeks ago, when I visited Nelson Mandela cell on Robben Island. Truly a mesmerizing experience. If you follow me on Facebook, I have a video of it which I was on the island
for three hours. It's really just, I don't even know how to explain the emotions that were overcoming me at the time to see that cell, no exaggeration, it's basically smaller than this area over here for 20 years, he's confined to that cell, his restroom is a bucket in the corner that he has to empty himself. The bed is basically some, you know, old carpet on the floor, just 20 years living in that.
And in his own way, obviously, he had a philosophy his cause and it was a good cause.
He had humility.
You cannot be a respected leader, without genuinely being that humble person to hear the stories that we heard. And many of you don't know this, by the way, you don't have time to go into there. But on that island, Robben Island there is actually a Muslim that and the grave of one of the first Muslim prisoners. Robben Island was known for housing Muslim prisoners who fought jihad against the Dutch. These were prisoners from Indonesia, from Yemen from other places. And as soon as you enter the island, and from the cell of Nelson Mandela you can see and Nelson Mandela actually writes about this in his Autobot in his autobiography,
the walk of something, the Long Walk to Freedom, he actually writes about this, that the Muslims who fought against the Dutch, they actually gave him his that hope and encouragement that we are walking on the right path. Human beings cannot live as slaves. Human beings cannot live a second third, fourth class citizens. Anyway, the point being these three characteristics I said, transcend any faith community. And the second characteristic is humility. humbleness, not a sense of ego, not a sense of deserving something without having given back to the community.
There's a beautiful Hadith and Sunnah and
our prophets or someone standing on the member. And you know, he was obviously the best and the most eloquent speaker and he used tactics that would bring the attention of the people so ask you to look at me I'm going to do exactly what he did. Our Profit System was giving the whole tuba and he raised his left hand and he said, mental wall da de la, then he took the right hand, Rafa, Hola.
He literally use both of his hands to get the point across
whoever humbles himself for the sake of Allah, Allah will raise his ranks up. You want to leave a legacy. You want to be a leader, a real leader, not the leader that's in the limelight, the leader that the people think as a leader, a leader of the Imam of them with tequila, then you're going to have to eliminate the arrogance, the self entitlement, the glory and fame, the desire to want to be served rather than to serve the demand. And that's why every great leader is a servant of his people, and not somebody who pretends or acts as if he's some pompous, arrogant, you know, person, even if and here's the irony. I don't want to mention any names. But there are politicians in this
world. They surround themselves with those Yes, men. They surround themselves with people whose reserve is purchased with money. So they delude themselves into thinking that we are respected. And they might even get away with that delusion in their lifetimes, because they're paying there is purchased. It's not real is and this is one of the ironies, true glory is given to those who do not seek it. One of the most ironic realities of human existence and explicitly mentioned in the Hadith, true glory is given to those who don't seek it. You don't want to become famous. You don't want the people to know you, you humble yourself for the sake of Allah. And guess what? The people will love
you. Not that you want. That's the point. You don't want it. You don't desire it, but it is a blessing that Allah subhana wa tada gives. And that's why, in that famous Hadith, of Hadith put puts you inside Bahati that
the profitsystem told us that when Allah subhanho wa Taala loves someone,
he announces to the angels, I love so and so by name, he announces to the angels I love so and so. So you love him, Oh, God. So immediately God loves the person. Then gibreel goes down to the heavens throughout the heavens. And jabril announces that angels know that Allah has said he loves so and so. So you love him as well. So all of the angels love this person that our Prophet says and said, What a beautiful conclusion. He said, when the inhabitants of the heavens love the person, then those walking on this earth will also love him.
When those up there, love that person, then those down here will also love him.
And that is why that genuine love that comes respect that comes. That is a gift from Allah subhanho wa Taala humility and his last bring that about you and I do not control those who we look up to think about it. their reputations in our hearts is something that is a mystery. Why do we respect certain people in our community and not others, even though their resumes might be the same? their degrees might be the same. They might have studied the same institutions, they might have attempted to do the same things. And yet for reasons we cannot explain and understand certain people are beloved, and others aren't.
Have them in full Don't be. This is a law's blessing that he gives to certain people. Where does it come from? It comes from that love that Allah subhanho wa Taala has, it is a laws blessings. So the second ingredient for success for a legacy for leaving a jolly lisanna sildenafil outfitting is humility for the sake of Allah subhana wa tada humbleness. Don't expect that people will serve you, you need to serve them. And that is why the definition of your son
as you all know, Epson is the highest level and Epson is a very, very rare trait that exists.
One of the earliest scholars of the Arabic language or honorable Swanee. He wrote a book called mofa. That's a Koran indicating and he died, don't quote me, I've been around for 4450 pages or so 1000 years ago, one of the earliest
dictionaries of the Quran and it is a beautiful book. And in it, he says, The definition of your son is that you give more than what is required for you to give
and you are content with receiving less than what you should be receiving. Think about that. The definition of your son, you give more than what is in any situation in any situation. There's a protocol if somebody does something for you, you give something back to them how you conduct your
There's a certain protocol a minimal that is accepted below the minimum which is not accepted and above the minimum, right? Yes, and you give more than what the situation calls for.
And you are content to receive less than you're happier do.
This is how he defines if sand, which if you think about it is essentially humility. That is what humility is. So that is the second characteristic of the three that I'm going to mention. Obviously, this isn't exhaustive talk time is limited. The third characteristic is sober, patience, patience, you will not leave a legacy in a millisecond. You will not leave a legacy because you will religious and zealous for one day, that's not leaving a legacy. a fad will never leave a legacy. A temporary enthusiasm is not legacy building material. You want to leave a legacy. You have to get down in the trenches and dig and dig and dig and dig and then continue to dig. And when you're tired of digging,
take a rest and then dig again.
Consistency over a long period of time that requires patience in all that you do.
Allah says in the Quran, which I mean imitate Yeah, do not be emelina alum Sabo.
We made from amongst them role model leaders were Jasmine aima we made from amongst them those imams. So in the Quran uses Imam It doesn't mean the prayer leader as I said, when the Quran uses a mom, Eliza, which is talking about a role model figure, a true leader, a legacy builder, and we made from amongst them a mom's why, what was their characteristic Lem sabado when they demonstrated their sub,
you will never become an Imam. And by Imam again we mean that legacy builder that leader without that patience, systematic continuous perseverance for a higher cause the pleasure of Allah subhana wa tada and of course the blessings of support are too many to mention. You know of them the famous verse in the Quran that the angels are going to be entering upon them when it gets weird Hello name and coolly Bab Salaam una de combi mouse or bottom fenyr merkaba da beautiful that Allah talks about the people in the gardens of heaven. And in fact, in this particular verse, Allah spawn tada says that we shall combine them with their fathers and their sons and their spouses and their families.
Although they will be together families will be together in gender, if they were righteous May Allah Xhosa reunited and reunited with their families and be with our loved ones in gender. So families will be together. Allah says in the Quran, you will be with those that have gone on and those beneath you in genealogy your children and your forefathers will be together and the angels will be coming in from every door. And they will say to you salaam aleikum because you were patient. So sober is a necessary ingredient to bring about that success, that legacy. And I want to now bring it and make it personal to one of the causes why we are here today. And that is to talk about and to
honor a mom, Suraj and others of that generation, some of whom have gone on, and some of whom still remain.
And if you look at these three characteristics, and you see those pioneers of American Islam, who laid the foundations of these very masajid There's hardly a state and a city except that ivam Suraj and others have traveled and fundraise for the massages in the schools of those cities. You look at these three things. Number one is loss.
Let me say this.
We have a problem right now. Big problem. We seek Allah's refuge. Sometimes I feel myself and others of our generation are part of the problem. May Allah forgive us. And that problem, let me just call it is called celebrity share culture.
let me just be honest with you. When I was growing up, I mean, I'm I grew up in the 80s, who was born in the 70s. When I was growing up.
There was no national Islamic figure that we looked up to. I'm just being brutally honest, early 80s no one that we really and genuinely the way that some of us look up to others of our generation. There were some people that we knew Mashallah doing stuff stuff here and there, but there was no one of that caliber. There was no one
Who was mesmerizing the entire nation. There was no one who made a career out of preaching and teaching. We had two artists who were engineers, and they loved Islam. So they'd give that one who were professors of economics, and they loved Islam. So they traveled to teach and preach. We didn't have full time preachers. We didn't. I mean, that's just a fact. Look at those early people, who were they people like 100 second, may Allah bless him and bless his soul. People like Jamal Badawi. May Allah Subhana, WA Tada, bless him for the remainder of his life people like Sid, Raj, Raj.
Let me just be brutally honest here.
I have a sense of jealousy for that generation. Positive jealousy, you're allowed to be jealous for positive reason you should know.
whatever you want to say about them,
you can never doubt their loss.
Whatever you say about them, you can never double guess why they did what they did. Never. There was no fame in Islam. You didn't get rich being a preacher. There was no Limelight, no stage where 10,000 people were watching you.
This is a fitna of our generation. May Allah forgive us.
Imam Jamal Badawi
I spoke with him
a while back and asked him to tell us some stories from the early 60s
about his travels and going around in America and whatnot. And honestly, my jaw just dropped listening to some of the stuff that he would tell us.
He said that at times when he was a grad student, they would take the Greyhound bus into a city into a place. And sometimes they wouldn't even know any particular Muslim over there. So they open up the Yellow Pages and look up the name Mohammed or the name Han, or in some other name. Khan is also very common at that stage. Okay.
And they were just random, cold call, say, Are there any other Muslims or is there some place we can go and have a gathering or whatnot. The MSA conventions there was no Islam back in the 60s. The only thing was the MSA, the MSA conventions would take place in graduate student houses.
The hell Of course, would take place in the living room of the same place where they'd sleep that night. 10 1520 people crammed together.
The notion the concept of grandiose banquet halls,
of 10s of 1000s of people. I mean, he told me if we got 20 people, we would think this is amazing, unbelievable.
There was no money to be made. They'd have to pay their own money to go. There was no fame. What famous there there is no internet, no YouTube nothing.
They did what they did for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the brutal Fact of the matter let me say this bluntly, perhaps after them perhaps after them people came that have a longer CV that have more degrees from Islamic University that a memorize more Mattoon, but the Baraka of that stage that doesn't exist anymore.
The sheer blessings of those people and what they accomplished, we seek Allah's refuge, whether or not there
May Allah forgive us, I speak for myself. I don't take the Greyhound.
When I land at the airport, somebody picks me up in a fancy car. I go to a hotel to stay the night. And yes, this is a career for me. It is one of my sources of income and I do get paid for many times that I go to them not getting paid by the way, don't worry, but sometimes I'll be honest here.
Usually I get paid. So yes, I am guilty. It is my Korean now by the way, we need full time moms and dads. I mean, that's the problem here. We need people you know, to have a full time career in this regard. We cannot have part time. But see when you have the fame, the limelight, the money, the fat honorarium checks.
Don't be surprised when you're going to find a type of corruption.
There were no munafo in Makkah. Why did they start in Medina?
There were no more African in Makkah. Why not a single Sahabi of Makkah, was even better. Just no question. There was nothing to be gained by being a Muslim in Makkah, you were a Muslim?
Because you want it to be a Muslim
in the 70s in the 80s in much of the 90s there was no fame or glory or money
and I caught that era I know this well then I'm not stopped for about bragging or boasting, I'm just telling you how it was. I went I applied to Medina in 1994.
And even in 1994
there was no career to be made out of Islam. I literally thought I would come back and continue my career. I have a degree in chemical engineering continue. I worked at Dow Chemical I thought that I'll go to Medina for four years, five years and then come back and continue a career. I had no clue no understanding that a full time career can be made. And that has pros and cons. Let's be honest here has major pros and cons. When we look at a mom Sarah when we look at that generation,
there is no one in that generation inshallah. They caught that timeframe. They did it for the sake of a law humility my time is up which is going to be up in three minutes inshallah humility, look at that humility.
Sleeping in the dorms with 20 other students traveling Greyhound city to city coming back Sunday night to go to work 4050 hours a week of a job that has nothing to do with Islam, and that is their career. I mean, again, Jamal Badawi What is his career as a professor. Those other people I've met, second, have secular careers. They have careers they have to live like all of us are living 4050 hours a week. And on top of that, they did what they did.
I once asked my father, my father is one of the early pioneers as well. 1963 he came to Houston, and I asked him about those days and inviting speakers and preachers and whatnot. And
he hosted I'm a sucker, you know, in Houston, in their annual convention of 1971. I think it was he told me, they had an annual convention in Texas, a grand total, a massive number of 50 people came for the Texas MSA think about that 50 people and they were ecstatic. And they invited a hammered sucker to come, right. And he told me that we all slept in the apartment complexes we lived in all of the people that came and armored soccer was hosted in the apartment complex I was born in I wasn't, I wasn't born in 71, a month old. But the the house that my parents lived in at that time, he they lived over there. And then my dad told me point blank because he knows I have a career in
this. My dad will point blank. In those days. He said better. We didn't give him honorariums.
We didn't get one a variance, the concept of paying somebody to come, wasn't there.
Perhaps that is why those people accomplished what leaders cannot accomplish. May Allah forgive us for that.
And I said, You didn't even use to give hotel rooms for the speakers. And he thought for a while he said, the first hotel room we ever got for a speaker was 1973 or 74. We invited him to come from overseas, so we thought we should at least get some money for him, but no honorary, international speaker. And all he got was a measly like motel six or something, which was a big deal for them.
But see, humility, is loss and subject.
That is how you achieve that legacy. My time is up, I'll conclude very simply, I'm talking about big names, preacher speakers, please don't, don't lose part. Don't Don't lose yourself in that large picture. Allah azzawajal does not care about how many followers you have on Facebook, about how many people know your name in this world.
That's the whole point of the class and humility on sobor. It's irrelevant. Your fame in this dunya if you manage to be sincere to Allah and consistent in your good deeds, serve the people. That's all that is required. And your data in general can be much higher than many of the famous people out there. I'll let doesn't care about that fame. And I'll conclude with that Hadith of the lady who used to clean and sweep the masjid.
Those are the three characteristics in her. We don't even know her name. Do you know that? We do not even know her name. The lady who used to clean the messenger that the prophets of the law it was in them and the Prophet system notice the mustard was dirty and whatnot. Where's that lady? Oh, she passed away on a pseudo law she passed away. Why didn't you tell me you know pseudo law she died at night. We didn't want to disturb you who knows who she is, which is very rare at night. Tell me where her grave is. So he walked from the masjid to Bucky The only time in his entire life that we know of
The only incident that we know of where he walked from the messenger to back here because he hadn't prayed janazah over that person. And she becomes the only person in Islamic history that we hear of that the Prophet system left the messenger to the graveyard to visit her grave and to make special to offer her because he didn't pray Jenna's over what was she doing? We don't even know her name. But if last humility and patience and sober, she used to clean the mess just for the sake of Allah, her name is not known to me or you, but it is known to him
and that's what matters. The profitsystem himself walks and makes special. And he says these kobold they are dark for their people until dawn is made and Allah gives light to them. So she he made special throughout for sort of her grave is now a grave of light. That's special. She cleaned cleaned the mustard in the dark, nobody saw her because of that Allah gave her that light in the grave. May Allah subhanho wa Taala allow us to purify our hearts of any foul any hypocrisy. May Allah cleanse our hearts of any evil bless us with sincerity May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us humble truly wanting to benefit others without expecting benefit back from them. May Allah subhanho
wa Taala grant us any man and if lost into what could have been May Allah subhanho wa Taala allow our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam to be our one and only role model may he bless us to walk in his footsteps. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the chifa of the Habiba Mustafa sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May he allow us to drink from his house on Judgement Day. May He allow us to enter agenda with him and be a companion with Him. May Allah subhana wa Taala bless us to say la ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah as the final breath when we leave this earth May Allah subhana wa tada causes us to live as Muslims to die as Mormons and to be resurrected with the prophets and the
companions and what a noble companionship they are, which is our qumola who Hey, Ron was said on Monday from Ohio to LA he was about to catch you