Muslims in America – A Creative Minority

Zaid Shakir

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idea no, I don't know what and hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen apres Bhutto was the Lord of all the words in the introduction to the football mentioned, for how you had you had you Mohammed and Salah blah blah and he was said that the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah upon him. So we want to examine one small or none of this small, one

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aspect of the guidance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as conveyed in a hadith related by the bravery of the logline of your errata radi Allahu anhu Paul color Rasulullah Salallahu it he was setting up certain local law he your mother.

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the hallway in the powerful wall. While Roger loon does not call the saga pattern fosse had Tyler she

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wore Roger on dapper Allahu Akbar, Allah Hardy and the fall box on

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the wall.

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So it's related on the authority of Edie Hooray, Ron, they'll not be pleased with him, that the messenger will have a lot of peace and blessing of a lobby upon him said

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there are seven types of people or seven groups of people that will always shade in the shade of his throne. This narration doesn't mention a strong, but another another narration mentions to Britain the arshi in the shade of a strong on a day there will be no shade, except that shade, it's the piano 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 a loss wrong. 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, by the end majestic is he

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and the third, amen, whose heart is attached to the masculine. And 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 could 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 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 spins in charity and hides it to such an extent that his left hand does not realize what his right hand I spend.

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Then a man who remembers a lot either. And again, it could be a woman

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and their eyes flood over with tears.

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So the first is adjust leader amen 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 halifa and we remove meaning.

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But in a sense, all of us are leaders. The Prophet sallallahu I named was sending mentioned kookaburra and Goku lucullus rulan on the right yet, there all of you are stewards and only a leader is a story and

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Each of you are responsible for their awards.

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

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And they learn to be responsible for lives other than their own lives. So many of us there, 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 NFP day.

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This the younger, the older brother or sister that introduced the younger brothers and sisters, that this or that on the internet, the younger brothers and sisters that introduce the older ones, rather, we're gonna introduce the younger ones, to this or that destructive, anti Islamic fad.

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Hulu, right.

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Mm hmm. And

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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 either. shad

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nesha 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 leadership.

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And this is something our profits of the law it will send them emphasize.

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When he left Medina, I didn't know the laws the law, it was said to him. I knew he was a young man when he slept in the profits bed and diverted Quraysh as not was a young lady when she was bringing supplies to the profits of the line in the center and informing him about the movement of the Quraysh shoe. She was bringing intelligence

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to him and supplies during the hedgerow. She was a young lady, as was her sister is your rhodiola.

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lobby please with both of them.

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was a young man, when he's given authority over many of the armies during the early days of STEM, and his son Sam had been saved, was a young teenager when he was placed on an under an army that had Omar rhodiola and Abu Bakr radiallahu. under his command, what was the passing of the profits of saga, Lionel said they stayed back but what did they do? They marched out with the army just to fulfill the profits water and to show respect for the commander will Sam have been say they marched out in Medina and then the return to arrange the affairs of the Muslims after the passing of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. So our young people, young people, you should be looking at how you can

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serve, service them. You should be looking at how you can build a life of worship. You should be planning how you can memorize or en 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 they're all people they held her whether or 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 masjid and the push decides 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 their 50s they're still holding on. And they don't create any opportunity for the young people to bring their creativity to bring their energy to bring their passion to bring this skills to bring their intelligence to bring

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their knowledge

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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 young people. We have the system, we have the system to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala by law facilitating their corruption. We shouldn't be given them 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 in a position of leadership in the Muslim community knows parent after parent combs. 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 raised 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 this side and take 10 to 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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Be a sophomore 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 helina must bring them to the Korean class, bring them to the Sierra class give up the 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 these fixing, as they said ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. shabu inertia.

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Very bad at Eliza gel and the young people have to help the parents. The young people try to be like it's my IV and some gyrations is hot enough to be as a long discussion on the issue. But when he said yeah, boon a in the middle and then the Coca

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Cola at the top and the bookmark says you dooney insha Allah Mila saw the movie. And when he wrote him said to his son, oh, my dear son, not not just my son. Yeah, boonie My dear son, my precious son. I've seen in my vision and the vision of the Prophet. His revelation. Just 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.

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fall for that, Tara, what do you think about this? Let's talk about it. Call to Falmouth tomorrow. He said oh my father do what you have to do Holly 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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setter Gianni insha Allah and then I saw the ring 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, surely 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 meet inshallah Mina for beauty. Chef Ganesha FA that Attila as a general, what Rajan has

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been the surgeon

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and a man whose heart is attached to the to the masjid it could be a woman slept during certain times.

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A woman who loves to pray, who loves to be in the masjid 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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Roger Moore has been my surgeon, one of our most simple ephestia commentators mentioned something very beautiful.

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He says that what Roger was

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when massages. So we can understand that his heart is attached to the message but also his heart and like the lamps This was suspended but others have been massaging their hearts have beautified by the masjid and they adorn the masjid and then beautify the masjid like the lights we put up in Ramadan, which we sustain

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of the way or not

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been successful Neston 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 bad villa.

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Gemma Ali la what ahora la and two people, literally two men, but as we said it could be two women. They love each other for a loss.

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They love each other for loss sake. And we're not for the common commitment to a loss of Panama, Thailand, 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%. So although we're nathless Lem, we're not for Allah subhanho wa Taala. They could be enemies. They can be blaming each other for that 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 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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than hell alone.

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Let alone 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. Well, what is going to bring people together, people who might ordinarily be amenable to be placed in the to Boise in a position of enmity towards each other, but because of this lamb, 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 the male and females are being torn apart. And people wonder why it's 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 shape pawn

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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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What's more powerful, this shape Tom, Allah subhanho wa Taala

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Allah subhana wa time so we have to build our love on the basis of our loss or loss of kinda time. Otherwise, we're minimal to have potential relationships, existing relationships torn apart. Well give us Toby Melville give us this year

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blesses to be successful in our endeavors. The time has expired. So the next book bout I give will finish the other three inshallah huhtala. Now love bless us to love each other for his sake. This is a quality and characteristic of this oma methylome look me Nina Vito well, him or Tara homie him or talk to him. That's

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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 bottle.

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So these are the qualities that we need.

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These are the qualities we have to share with our society

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as a as a model community.

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On this point,

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people might say Muslim world, small majority.

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If you read the work of one of our greatest historians, although Toynbee 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, Toynbee posits 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 my loyalty 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, common such as gender identity, problems, such as eco economic inequality.

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We have a cat. I know when I was in Oakland, California, two of the wealthiest, wealthier massagin,

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respecting the ruling, that's a 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, an estimating we distributed over $300,000 of cash to poor Muslims in Oakland, California. What do you think this does to the hearts of the believers?

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And what model does this represent for a society that increasingly ignores its core?

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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,

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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 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 lesbians and

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Allah abilty tabula

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and hamdulillah let me

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know, I don't know what and hamdulillahi Rabbil aalameen apres Bhutto, love the Lord of all the words and the introduction to the football mention of how you heady had you Mohammed and solo blah, blah and he was said that the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah upon him. So we want to examine one small or none of the small one.

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aspects of the guidance of Mohammed Salah law while he was saying,

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as conveyed in a hadith related by the bravery of the last line of your errata radi Allahu anhu Paul color Rasulullah Salallahu it he was setting up savato your local law favorite behavior.

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Amen.

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So it's related on the authority of Eddie Hall right around there lobby believes

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that the messenger will have a lot of peace and the blessing of a lobby upon him said

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there are seven types of people have seven groups of people that allow shade in the shade of his throne. This narration doesn't mention is strong. But another another narration mentions the grizzly 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 loss wrong. 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, by the end majestic is he

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and the third, amen, whose heart is attached to the masculine. And 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 could 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 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 and it could be a man calling a woman.

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And he turns away saying verily out of fear alone.

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

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And then a man who remembers a lot private, and again, it could be a woman

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and their eyes flood over with tears.

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So the first is a just leader remembered 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 halifa. And we remove meaning.

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But in a sense, all of us are leaders. The Prophet sallallahu I named was sending mentioned kookaburra, and Goku lucullus ruler on the right yet, there all of you are stewards, and only a leader is a story. And each of you are responsible for their wars.

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

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And they learn 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 cnop day

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the younger the older brother or sister that introduced the younger brothers and sisters that this or that on the internet. The younger brothers and sisters that introduced the older ones rather would introduce the younger ones to this or that destructive anti Islamic fan?

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Who lukewarm.

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Amen. Hmm. And I did. So in any position of leadership, and 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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anyone who is corrupting someone under their authority under the influence is not just

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the amendment either. shad

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nesha 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 creative

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Typically that that have the longevity to serve those in leadership.

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And this is something I'll profits of the law I'm able to send them emphasize.

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When he left Medina, I didn't know the law. So the law it was said to him, I knew 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 bringing intelligence

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to him and supplies during the Hippodrome. She was a young lady. As resources die, she'll rhodiola.

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Allah be pleased with both of them.

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They've been happy

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was a young man when he was given authority over many of the armies during the early days of the snap, and his son who said that bin Zayed was a young teenager when he was placed on an under an army that had Omar on the line. And Abu Bakr, radi Allahu, under his command, with the passing of the Prophet, some of silverline was set up, they stayed back. But what did they do? They marched out with the army, just to fulfill the profits water and to show respect for the commander will Sam have been say they marched out in Medina, and then they return to arrange the affairs of the Muslims after the passing of the Prophet sallallahu sendible. So our young people, young people, you should

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be looking at how you can serve service them, you should be looking at how you can build a life of worship, you should be planning how you can memorize or en 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 held Whoa, well, 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 masjid. And the push decides the marginalized infantilize 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 this skills to bring their intelligence to bring

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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 young people. We have to assist them. We have the system to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala by not facilitating their corruption mission and be given them 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 in a position of leadership in the Muslim community knows parent after parent combs. 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 raised 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 to 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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Be a sophomore 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 Korean class, bring them to the zero class. Get out the sacrifice our time for their future.

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So question we should all be asking.

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Don't wait until the wheels come off. And then we bring them to the masjid when there's a problem that we deem these fixing. As they said, ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Shadow inertia.

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Very bad until we're done. And the young people have to help the parents. The young people try to be like, it's my job and some narrations is

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meant to be as a long discussion on the issue. But when he said yeah, born a in the raw Phil and then any advice from that Tara Carla ever to found that bookmark says you dooney and shall la Mila saw the movie? And when he wrote him 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 is revelation just been real revealed to me. I have to sacrifice you. But he took counsel, we take counsel with our children, we don't infantilized them

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or know that Tara, what do you think about this? Let's talk about it. Call it ever to Falmouth 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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certegy Sunni 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, surely enough you are going to be the parent and your child was wanting to be sweating you about this that and the other.

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Said Ted you to me inshallah. minify beauty shall Ganesha FA that Attila as

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well, Rajan has

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been a surgeon

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and a man whose heart is attached to the to the masjid it could be a woman step during certain times.

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A woman who loves to pray, who loves to be in the masjid 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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Roger has been my surgeon, one of our Mu Sigma ephestia. Commentators mentioned something very beautiful. He says the word Roger.

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Well, my Sajid so we can understand that his heart is attached to the masjid but also his heart and like the lamps This was suspended but Allah will massage in their hearts of beautified by the masjid and they adorn the masjid and beautify the masjid like the lights we put up in Ramadan, which we sustain

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of the way we are not

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been successful Neston. 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 bad villa.

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Chema la hora, LA and two people, literally two men but as we said it could be two women. They love each other for loss.

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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 one is from the 1% that was fun the 99% so although we're nathless Lem, we're 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 allow loves.

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

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than hell alone.

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Let alone 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. Well, what is going to bring people together, people who might ordinarily be amenable, to be placed in the tea towards the end opposition of enmity towards each other, but because of this lab, they come together, black and white, reaching for

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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 it's 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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more powerful, this shape,

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Allah subhanho wa Taala

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Allah subhana wa time and so we have to build our love on the basis of our love for loss of time otherwise we're minimal to have potential relationships existing relationships torn apart my login is totally mellow get this DCM

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blesses to be successful and our endeavors The time has expired. So the next foot bout I give will finish the other three inshallah who Tyler mela bless us to love each other for his sake. This is a quality and characteristic of this oma methylome look me Nina Vito well, him or Tara homie him or tartufi him that will just set 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 bottle.

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

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as a as a model community.

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And on this point,

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people might say Muslim, we're a small majority.

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

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What led to their 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 my loyalty 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, common such as gender identity, problems, such as eco economic inequality.

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We have a cat. I know when I was in Oakland, California, two of the wealthiest, wealthier massagin

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respecting the ruling that that 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. We distributed over $300,000 of this cat to poor Muslims in Oakland, California.

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What do you think this does to the hearts of the believers?

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And what model does this represent for a society that increasingly ignores its core?

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

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But to do that, to go back to work close to where we began, we have to unleash the power of our youth,

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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 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.

Muslims in America - A Creative Minority
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