This juma message is given to the Shaykh by inspiration of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم and draws on many beautiful sources. It will speak to you; whoever you are.
‘For you to be useful to others you need to be useful to yourself and attend to your own needs; and when you do good, do not start to praise yourself because then your honour will leave you. If you set yourself a journey to help others make sure you do not burn yourself out like a candle. You must monitor your heart and limbs in every breath; so that you have the strength to rise to the commands of Allah. If He wishes you to be useful to His creatures, He will send you back to them and make room in your heart for them, empowering you to be firm, polite and strong enough to deal with the trouble they may cause. He will open your breast and fill it with the elements of wisdom. So now it will be He, not you. Juma Mubarak’ Shaykh Tahir