Aim High & Don't Belittle Yourself - Sh. Saed Rageah
A believer doesn't settle for a second place. A believer is not satisfied with mediocrity. A believer is never content with just enough. Don't limit yourself....
A believer doesn't settle for a second place. A believer is not satisfied with mediocrity. A believer is never content with just enough. Don't limit yourself. Sulaiman (as), a prophet, a king, son of a king and son of a prophet, didn't stop there, instead he asked Allah for a unique kingdom that no one else will have after him. Musa (as), one of the greatest 5 messengers of Allah, brother of a Prophet, and one who spoke to Allah directly, didn't stop there, instead he aimed higher and asked to see Allah with his eyes. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (saws), and we all know the status of our Prohpet (saws), requested his Ummah to ask Allah to grant him a place in Paradise that is only reserved for one person, at the peak of Paradise. Umar ibn AbdulAziz (r) one of the greatest and successful leaders in history, said on his death bed: "I have a soul that always aims high." Abu Bakr (r) upon hearing about the gates of Paradise, asked the Prophet (saws) if it's possible for a person to be invited to enter from all gates of Paradise. Showing us the high determination and mentality of the companions of the Prophet (saws).
Jumuah Khutbah delivered on the 30th of July 2010 by shaykh Said Rageah at Green Lane Masjid, Birmingham UK.
Shaykh Said Rageah is a man well-known for grabbing the attention, pulling on your heart strings, make you laugh, and shed your tears all within the first 15 minutes of taking the stage. With a light-hearted and down-to-Earth character, Shaykh Said has the uncanny ability to connect with the youth and motivate them to action as he counsels them on various issues.
Born in Somalia, Shaykh Said later moved to North America in the late 80s. He has a B.A. in Islamic studies and an M.A. in the Shari'ah. He has had several posts over the years, including (but not limited to): founder of Masjid Huda in Montreal and Masjid Aya in Maryland, advisor for Muslim Youth magazine, and member in the Aqsa Association. He is also the founder of both Muslim Magazine and Al Aqsa Association. Furthermore he was a Chaplain at both the University of Calgary and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).
He is currently the Imam of Abu Huraira Masjid in Toronto, Canada.