Muslims In America- A Creative Minority

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hamdulillah

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Al Hamdulillah Lydians and

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Abdi Hill kitab.

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Al Hamdulillah let me

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know what and humbly labor of love Alameen apres Bhutto, the Lord of all the words in the introduction to the football we mentioned, how you had you had you Muhammad in Salah law it was said that the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah upon him to want to examine one small or none of it is small. One

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aspect of the guidance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has conveyed in a hadith related by the whoever wrote the logline. Have you already read? Radi Allahu Anhu Paul? Caller Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sebahagian your brother in law who Oh favorite the yoga lab

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Imam and Arden bershad Nisha Barilla has the agenda for Rajasthan Congo Houma Allah kondalilla surgeon Raju Lani.

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am right on there to nonslip in where Janelle color in the colorful la Mirage Milan to SATA kabisa Dhaka 10 Fast Fox had the talent she men who met unfilter we have been more Rajaram Dr. Ron law who the Corolla hottie in the fall, but I'm

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the mom.

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So as related on the authority of Eddie Hooray Ron, may Allah be pleased with him. That the Messenger of Allah of a law of peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said

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there are seven types of people, seven groups of people that Allah will shade in the shade of his throne. This narration doesn't mention a strong, but a noun another narration mentions fear driven the Arshi in the shade of a strong on a day there will be no shade except that shade. The Ayana when the sun is descending over the people's heads in the sweat is rising and rising and there's no shade, except in the shade of Allah strong. And those people will be shaded. There under

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the first few mentions adjust leader.

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The second a young person who grows up dedicated to the worship of Allah, mighty and majestic is he

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and the third are men whose heart is attached to the masculine. All of these inclusive of the women. Let's do something to prevent that.

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Something logically or something revealed or stated,

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and to men, and again, it can be to women who love each other for the sake of Allah. They come together for his sake, and they depart for his sake.

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And a man who is called by a woman she possesses great status and great beauty.

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And she's calling him to do something is this it could be a man calling a woman.

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And he turns away saying Verily, I fear a lot.

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And the man who spins in charity, and hides it to such an extent that his left hand does not realize what his right hand I spent

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them men who remembers a lot private. And again, it could be a woman

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and their eyes float over with tears.

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So the first is just theater mm on it.

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And that could be any of us. There was a specific

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intention, and that's the leader of the OMA the Khalifa and we remove meaning.

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But in a sense, all of us are leaders. The Prophet sallallahu I need was suddenly mentioned putting the camera and the coolness rolling on the right ear to the All of you are stewards and a leader a leader is a steward and

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Each of you are responsible for their wars.

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So all of the prophets, most of them at some time in their life, they were shepherds.

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And they learned to be responsible for lives other than their own lives. So many of us there were in that position.

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It could be a wife. She's responsible for family members, it can be a husband, he's responsible and another sense for his family members.

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It can be an older sibling who's responsible for the younger siblings. How many older siblings have corrupted their younger brothers and sisters? Who see an MP day?

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Is the younger, the older brother or sister that introduced the younger brothers and sisters did this or that on the internet? Is the younger brothers and sisters that introduced the older ones rather who introduced the younger ones, to VISTA that destructive anti Islamic fad.

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Who knew come? Right?

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Amen. Who are your members audience? So in any position of leadership, in any position where we're responsible for another human being for their guidance for their direction for their protection, we should be just

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an anyone who is corrupting someone under their authority under the influence is not just

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the amendment. Shed Whoo. Nisha theory better today as a young person grows up dedicated to the worship of Allah. And these two are related because it's the young people that provide the energy that provide the creativity that they have the longevity to serve those in the ocean.

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And this is something I Prophet sallallahu I did was send them emphasize.

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When he left Medina I didn't know the allows Allah Allah Allah was said to him, and he was a young man when he slept in the prophets bed and diverted the Quraysh as not was a young lady when she was bringing supplies to the province and the line was send them and informing him about the movement of the Quraysh she was bringing intelligence

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to him and supplies during the Hijra. She was a young lady. As was her sister Aisha Radi Allahu

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Allah be pleased with both of them.

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They've been heavy that

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was a young man. When he was given authority over many of the armies during the early days to this man and his son to Senator Ben Zaid was a young teenager when he was placed on an under an army they had Omar Abdullah one and Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Han, under his command, with the passing of the profit some of saga line on the setup. They state that what did they do, they marched out with the army, just to fulfill the profits water and to show respect for the commander who sang the bin Zayed they marched out in Medina and then the return to arrange the affairs of the Muslims. After the passing of the prophets of Allah, Allah said them. So our young people, young people, you should be

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looking at how you can serve a service, then you should be looking at how you can build a life of worship. You shouldn't be planning how you can memorize or end how you can study the serum, how you can learn Arabic. These are the concerns about young people, how you can be someone responsible, but we have to open the door for them.

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Many of our institutions suffer because the old people they have hurt where they're not old at first. They're in their 30s and they hold on to all the positions of responsibility. And way that the wave of young people they come into the messaging and the push besides the marginalized infantilized and they lose interest and they drift away. And now those people are in their 40s and they're still holding on and another wave of young people come and they're now they're in the 50s They're still holding on. And that'll create any opportunity for the young people to bring their creativity to bring their energy to bring their passion to bring their skills to bring their

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intelligence to bring their now

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much of what's happening in the world more recently.

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And our institutions suffer as a result. We have to open the doors for our young people. We have the system, we have the system to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala by not facilitating their corruption. We shouldn't be given him every device that comes out

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and then teaching them what to waste their time, because we want an electronic digital babysitter.

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Instead of committing ourselves, the man knows anyone who's been really in a position of leadership in the Muslim community knows parent after parent comes, oh, help me with my son helped me with my daughter. I asked one question I've never had. Unfortunately, I've never had a single Muslim woman raise her hand. You're complaining about your children? How many Muslim soccer moms do we have?

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How many Muslim women are willing to put their career on the site and take 10 or 15 years to take their children to programs that will preoccupy them with good that will give them a healthy outlet for the energy that they have and the passion that they have

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via soccer or Karate, which is very healthy self defense help them to gain a sense of confidence, or baseball or track.

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How many of us dedicate ourselves to our children

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in a way that helps to cultivate them? How many of us bring them to the Quran class, bring them to the Sierra class, give up and sacrifice our time for their future?

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So question we should all be asking.

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And don't wait until the wheels come off. And then we bring them to the masjid when there's a problem that we deem needs fixing. As they say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. shabu Nisha,

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okay, that it Allah azza wa jal, and the young people have to help the parents. The young people try to be like, it's my wife and some gyrations is hard to remember to be as a long discussion on the issue. But when he said Yeah, Boon a in our office, and then any advice from Tara Carla Abbottabad the bookmark strategy Dooney insha. Allah Mila saw the movie. And when he Rahim said to his son, Oh, my dear son, not not just my son. Yeah, boy name. My dear son, my precious son. I've seen in my vision and the vision of the Prophet. His revelation says it's been real revealed to me, I have to sacrifice you. But he took counsel, we take counsel with our children, we don't infantilize them fat

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falling for men that haram What do you think about this? Let's talk about it. Call the EPA to falna tomorrow, he said oh my father do what you have to do. How many young people instead of rebelling against their parents, instead of making the decision difficult for their parents tell their parents do what you have to do as a Muslim.

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Said hedges only insha Allah and then I saw beauty you will find me if Allah so wills amongst those who are patient I can wait my turn is coming young people teenagers Your turn is coming listen to your parents obey your parents because you know what? Soon enough you're going to be the parent and your child is going to be sweating you about this that and the other.

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So Ted you to me inshallah. I'm gonna fall beauty shadow Nisha Effie that it Allah azza wa jal. What was your husband whom as a convener surgeon,

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and a man whose heart is attached to the to the masjid it could be a woman scepter uncertain times.

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A woman who loves to pray, who loves to be in the master who comes to the masjid to read the Quran. So peace and quiet the kids have gone to school the husband's gone to work she goes to the masjid

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Rajan I have with my surgeon, one of our lucid ephestia commentators mentioned something very beautiful

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He says that what Roger was

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when masajid so we can understand that his heart is attached to the messages but also his heart and like the lamps this was suspended while others have been massaging their hearts have beautified by the messages and They adorn the message and they beautify the masjid like the lights we put up in Ramadan, which we suspend

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underwear or Unaka tone.

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When sock for lesson, the lights that are suspended and beautifying the masjid, those are the hearts of the believers whose hearts are pure, and the hearts of beautiful and so the hearts love the house of Allah. What have you learned had bath the last

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time I lay water for Raka Elaine and two people, literally two men, but as we said it could be two women. They love each other for loss sake.

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They love each other for loss sake. And we're not for the common commitment to Allah subhanho wa Taala and to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and to the deen of Islam, they can well be enemies.

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This one is black. This one is white. This one is rich, that one is poor.

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This units from the 1% that was from the 99%. And so all the word nefarious LEM, were not for Allah subhanho wa taala. They could be enemies. They can be blaming each other for their, their collective self their respective suffering, but because of their commitment to Allah subhanho wa Taala and the commitment to Islam and the love of the deen of Islam. They love each other. And they come together to do something that Allah loves.

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And they depart and they move on to something that Allah loves.

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Learn to handle Allah.

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Let you know, hey, Lola, the love that Allah puts between our hearts is precious.

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Because all most of the forces at work in our society today are tearing people apart.

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They're tearing people apart over economics. They're tearing people apart over politics. They're tearing people apart over culture. They're tearing people apart over myriad things. But what is going to bring people together, people who might ordinarily be amenable, to be placed in the detours in a position of enmity towards each other, but because of Islam, they come together, black and white, rich and poor.

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People of all possible positions in life, male and female,

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are male and females are being torn apart. And people wonder why so difficult to get married? Why so difficult to stay in relationships? Because the forces at work, the divisive forces that are being orchestrated by shaytaan

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are very powerful.

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And they have to be countered with something more powerful.

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And what's more powerful than shaytaan Allah subhanho wa Taala

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ALLAH SubhanA wa thyme. And so we have to build our love on the basis of our love for Allah subhanho wa Taala otherwise we're miserable, to have potential relationships, existing relationships torn apart. May Allah give us tofi Melco give us DCU

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blesses to be successful in our endeavors. The time has expired. So the next book bout, I guess we'll finish the other three in sha Allah Who Tyler May Allah bless us to love each other for his sake. This is a quality and characteristic of this ummah. methylome me Nina Vita when the him or Tara homie him are thought to fit him that the majestic, the parable of this community that believers in their mutual love for each other, and their mutual mercy for each other, and their mutual the mutual emotional bonds that they share. It's like a single buyer.

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So these are the qualities that we need.

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and these are the qualities we have to share with our society

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as a as a model community. And on this point, people micelle Muslim, we're a small majority.

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If you read the work of one of our greatest historians, Arnold Toynbee, who did a study of 20 some odd civilizations, what fostered their rise and what led to their demise?

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What led to their revival, the revival of civilization, torn deposits, is always facilitated by the existence of what he calls a creative minority in that society.

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As Muslims, we are perfectly positioned to be a creative minority in American society. And so as opposed to being a community that lacks confidence in ourselves, as opposed to being a community or sometimes isolates ourselves, we should be a community that sees ourselves as the source of solutions to many of the problems such as racism, problems, such as gender identity, problems, such as eco economic inequality.

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We have ze cat. And when I was in Oakland, California, two of the wealthiest, wealthier masajid,

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respecting the ruling that the cat that's collected in a land should be distributed amongst the eligible people of that land.

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Unless there's no one eligible, we created a program in less than two years, I'm estimating redistributed over $300,000 of this cat to poor Muslims in Oakland, California. What do you think this does to the hearts of the believers?

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And what novel does this represent for a society that increasingly ignores its poor,

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brothers and sisters, we are positioned to be a creative minority.

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But to do that, we'll go back to work close to where we begin. We have to unleash the power of our youth, the young people who came up with that program,

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we have to create we have to unleash the power by young people and provide them with the direction and the guidance that they need to bring the passion that they possess, to bring the the intellectual acumen that they possess, to the service of our community and to the service of this nation. We will be a model if we're able to do that. hamdulillah Lydians

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Abdi Hilty tab on the agenda

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and hamdulillah let me

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know

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what hamdulillah Romblon me or Chris Bhutto, Love the Lord of all the words in the introduction to the football we mentioned, how you had you, had you Muhammad in Salalah It was said that the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah upon him to want to examine one small or none of it is small. One

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aspect of the guidance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has conveyed in a hadith related by the whoever wrote the Allah one of you already wrote, Radi Allahu Anhu call caller Rasul law he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sabar to your local law favorite de Yamuna

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do. Imam with Arden for shad, Nisha barity Lay as

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for Roger balloon Calico Houma Allah Campbell, my surgeon, Raju Lani.

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Villa HTML they were to follow up ah, they are Rajon there are 2am right on there to nonslip in where Janelle call in the call for LA Mirage Milan to SATA kabisa Dhaka 10 Fox had Tanner CheMin who may have been more Roger on the Corolla who got Corolla Hardy in the fall bought it

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then no more.

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So as related on the authority of Eddie Hooray Ron, may Allah be pleased with him. That the Messenger of Allah have a law of peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said

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there are seven types of people have seven groups of people, that Allah will shade in the shade of his throne. This narration doesn't mention a strong, but a noun another narration mentioned, fear driven the Arshi in the shade of a strong on a day there will be no shade, except that shade, the piano when the sun is descending over the people's heads and the sweat is rising and rising and there's no shade, except in the shade of a last rung. And those people will be shaded. There under

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the first few mentions adjust leader.

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The second a young person who grows up dedicated to the worship of Allah, mighty and majestic is he

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and the third, a man whose heart is attached to the masculine, all of these inclusive of the women. Let's do something to prevent that. Something logically or something revealed or stated,

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and to men, and again, it can be two women who love each other for the sake of Allah. They come together for his sake, and they depart for his sake.

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And a man who was caught by a woman she possesses great status and great beauty.

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And she's calling him to do something is this and it could be a man calling a woman.

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And he turns away saying Verily, I fear a lot.

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And the man who spends in charity and hides it to such an extent that is not and does not realize what his right hand eye spins.

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Then a man who remembers a law private, and again, it could be a woman

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and their eyes flipped over with tears.

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So the first is a just theater Imam on it.

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And that can be any of us. There was a specific

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intention. And that's the leader of the Ummah, the Khalifa, and we remove meaning.

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But in a sense, all of us are leaders. The Prophet sallallahu I named was send them mentioned Kulu Kamara and Goku Lucullus Ronin and the rioted that all of you are stewards and a leader, a leader is a steward. And each of you are responsible for their wars.

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So all of the prophets wants them at some time in their life, they were shepherds.

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And they learned to be responsible for lives other than their own lives. So many of us, they were in that position.

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It could be a wife, she's responsible for family members, it can be a husband, he's responsible and another sense for his family members.

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It can be an older sibling who's responsible for the younger siblings. How many older siblings have corrupted their younger brothers and sisters? You see an up day

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is the younger the older brother or sister that introduced the younger brothers and sisters to this or that the internet? Is the younger brothers and sisters that introduced the older ones rather who introduced the younger ones to this or that destructive anti Islamic fad.

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Who local right.

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Amen moving on Argumentum an audience. So in any position of leadership in any position where we're responsible for another human being for their guidance for their direction for their protection, we should be just

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an anyone who is corrupting someone under their authority under the influence is not just

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the amendment.

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Shed boo. Nisha theory bad today as a young person grows up dedicated to the worship of Allah. And these two are related because it's the young people that provide the energy that provide the Creator

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Typically that the have the longevity to serve those in leadership

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and this is something I prophets of Allah who I named was send up emphasize.

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When he left Medina I didn't know the Allahu Allah Allah Allah said him and he was a young man when he slept in the prophet's bed and diverted the Quraysh as not was a young lady when she was bringing supplies to the Prophet sallallahu send them and informing him about the movement of the Quraysh she was she was bringing intelligence

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to him and supplies during the Hijra. She was a young lady. As was her sister Aisha Radi Allahu

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Allah be pleased with both of them.

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They've been headed that

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was a young man. When he was given authority over many of the armies during the early days of Islam, and his son to seven had been Zane was a young teenager when he was placed on an under an army they had Omar of the Allah one. And Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Han, under his command, with the passing of the Prophet some of the saga line on the setup, they stayed back. But what did they do, they marched out with the army, just to fulfill the prophets water and to show respect for the commander who sang the bin Zayed they marched out in Medina and then they return to arrange the affairs of the Muslims after the passing of the prophets of Allah Allah was sent them. So our young people, young people,

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you should be looking at how you can serve a service. Now, you shouldn't be looking at how you can build a life of worship, you should be planning how you can memorize our end, how you can study the serum, how you can learn Arabic. These are the concerns of our young people, how you can be someone responsible, but we have to open the door for them.

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Many of our institutions suffer because the old people they have hurt when they're not old. At first. They're in their 30s. And they hold on to all the positions of responsibility. And wave after wave of young people, they come into the messaging and the poster size, the marginalized infantilized, and they lose interest and they drift away. And now those people are in their 40s. And they're still holding on and another wave of young people come and they're now they're in the 50s, they're still holding on. And that will create any opportunity for the young people to bring their creativity, to bring their energy to bring their passion to bring their skills to bring their

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intelligence to bring their knowledge of what's happening in the world more recently.

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And our institutions suffer as a result. We have to open the doors for our young people. We have to assist them. We have the system to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala by not facilitating their corruption. We shouldn't be given him every device that comes out.

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And then teaching them what to waste their time. Because we want an electronic digital babysitter

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instead of committing ourselves. The man knows anyone who's been really in a position of leadership in the Muslim community knows parent after parent comes. Oh, help me with my son helped me with my daughter. I asked one question I've never had. Unfortunately, I've never had a single Muslim woman raise her hand. You're complaining about your children? How many Muslim soccer moms do we have?

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How many Muslim women are willing to put their career on the site and take 10 or 15 years to take their children to programs that will preoccupy them with good that will give them a healthy outlet for the energy that they have and the passion that they have.

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Via soccer or Karate, which is very healthy self defense help them to gain a sense of confidence, or baseball or track.

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How many of us dedicate ourselves to our children

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in a way that helps to cultivate them? How many of us bring them to the Quran class, bring them to the CRO class, give up and sacrifice our time for their future.

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So question we should all be asking.

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And don't wait until the wheels come off. And then we bring them to the masjid when there's a problem that we deem needs fixing. As they said An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. shabu Nisha

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can be bad. It's Allah azza wa jal, and the young people have to help the parents. The young people try to be like, it's my IV and some nourishes is hard to remember to be as a long discussion on the issue. But when he said Yeah, but when a in our office, and then any advice

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that Tara Carla ever took on that bookmark set as you do the insha. Allah Minos saw the movie. And when he Rahim said to his son, Oh, my dear son, not not just my son. Yeah, boy name, my dear son, my precious son, I've seen in my vision and the vision of the Prophet, his revelation. So it's been real revealed to me, I have to sacrifice you, but he took counsel, we take counsel with our children, we don't infantilize them. Fat. Fellas wore leather Turon What do you think about this? Let's talk about it. Hardly ever to find my tomorrow. He said oh my father do what you have to do. How many young people instead of rebelling against their parents, instead of making the decision

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difficult for their parents, tell their parents do what you have to do as a Muslim.

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Said hedges only insha Allah and then I saw beauty you will find me if Allah so wills amongst those who are patient. I can wait my turn is coming young people teenagers, your turn is coming listen to your parents obey your parents because you know what? Soon enough you're going to be the parent and your child was going to be sweating you about this that and the other.

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So Ted you to me in show London, I saw beauty shadow Nisha Fe that it Allah azza wa jal what Radziwill husband whom as a convener surgeon,

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and a man whose heart is attached to the to the masjid, it could be a woman scepter and certain times,

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a woman who loves to pray, who loves to be in the master who comes to the masjid to read the Quran. So peace and quiet the kids have gone to school the husband is going to work she goes to the masjid.

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Raja has been my surgeon, one of our ephestia commentators mentioned something very beautiful. He says that what Roger was

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upon, then massage it. So we can understand that his heart is attached to the message, but also his heart and like the lamps this was suspended

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by massage in their hearts of beautified by the messaging and They adorn the message and they beautify the masjid like the lights we put up in Ramadan, which we suspend.

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And have to wear what Allah Khartoum

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when suck for lesson, the lights that are suspended in beautifying the masjid, those are the hearts of the believers whose hearts are pure, and the hearts of beautiful and so their hearts love the house of Allah. Whereas you learn to have bath Villa

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Chema la water for Raka Lane Elaine and two people, literally two men, but as we said it could be two women. They love each other for loss sake.

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They love each other for loss sake. And we're not for the common commitment to Allah subhanho wa Taala unto Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and to the deen of Islam, they can well be enemies.

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This one is black. This one is white. This one is rich, that one is poor.

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This is from the 1% that was from the 99%. And so all the word nefarious LEM, were not for Allah subhanho wa Taala they could be enemies. They can be blaming each other for their, their collective self their respective suffering, but because of their commitment to Allah subhanho wa Taala and their commitment to Islam and the love of the deen of Islam. They love each other and they come together

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Do something that Allah loves.

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And they depart and they move on to something that Allah loves.

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Then they handle Allah.

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Let you know, hey, Lola, the love that Allah puts between our hearts is precious.

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Because all most of the forces at work in our society today are tearing people apart.

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They're tearing people apart over economics. They're tearing people apart over politics. They're tearing people apart over culture. They're tearing people apart over myriad things. What is going to bring people together, people who might ordinarily be amenable, to be placed in the detours in a position of immunity towards each other, but because of Islam, they come together, black and white, rich and poor.

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People of all possible positions in life, male and female,

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are male and females have been torn apart. And then people wonder why so difficult to get married? Why so difficult to stay in relationships? Because the forces at work, the defensive forces that are being orchestrated by shaytaan

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are very powerful.

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And they have to be countered with something more powerful.

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And what's more powerful than shaytaan ALLAH SubhanA wa Tayana

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ALLAH SubhanA wa time and so we have to build our love on the basis of our love for Allah subhanho wa taala. Otherwise, we're minimal to have potential relationships, existing relationships torn apart. May Allah give us totally mellow, get the Stasi of May Allah bless us to be successful in our endeavors. The time is expired. So the next football I guess we'll finish the other three in sha Allah Who Tyler May Allah bless us to love each other for his sake. This is a quality and characteristic of this ummah. methylome me Nina Vito when the him or Tara homie him matar to fit him. That's the majestic, the parable of this community that believers in their mutual love for each

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other, and their mutual mercy for each other, and their mutual the mutual emotional bonds that they share. It's like a single button.

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So these are the qualities that we need. And these are the qualities we have to share with our society

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as a as a model community. And on this point, people micelle Muslim, we're a small majority.

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If you read the work of one of our greatest historians, Arnold Toynbee, who did a study of 20 some odd civilizations, what fostered their rise and what led to their demise.

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What led to the revival, the revival of civilization, Toynbee posits is always facilitated by the existence of what he calls a creative minority in that society. As Muslims, we are perfectly positioned to be a creative minority in American society. So as opposed to being a community that lacks confidence in ourselves, as opposed to being a community or sometimes isolates ourselves, we should be a community that sees ourselves as the source of solutions to many of the problems such as racism, problems such as gender identity, problems, such as eco economic inequality.

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We have say cat, and when I was in Oakland, California, two of the wealthiest wealthier masajid

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respecting the ruling that the cat does collected in a land should be distributed amongst the eligible people of that land.

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Unless there's no one eligible, we created a program. In less than two years. I'm estimating redistributed over $300,000 of this cat to poor Muslims in Oakland, California.

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You know, what do you think this does to the hearts of the believers?

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And what novel does this represent for a society that increasingly ignores its poor?

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Brothers and sisters, we are positioned to be a creative minority.

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But to do that, we'll go back to work close to where we begin. We have to unleash the power of our youth. The young people who came up with that program,

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we have to create we have to unleash the power by young people and provide them with the direction and the guidance that they need to bring the passion that they possess, to bring the the intellectual acumen that they possess, to the service of our community and to the service of this nation. We will be a model if we're able to do that.