Barakah – The Lost Element In The Pursuit Of Happiness
Channel: Abdul Wahab Saleem
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In this lecture, Sh. Abdul Wahab Saleem shares some of the ways to increase barakah in one’s life. Here is a glimpse into the barakah (blessing) that Allah had placed in the time of Al-Ḥāfiḍh Ibn Ḥajar al-‘Asqalānī (r):
1- He read all of Sunan Ibn Mājah in 4 sittings. Sunan Ibn Mājah collects 4341 traditions.
2- He read all of Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim in 4 gatherings + 1 gathering of khatm. It collects around 4000 traditions if the repeated ones are not counted. When counting the repeated traditions, some have estimated it as much as approximately 12 000.
3- He read al-Sunan al-Kubrā by al-Nasā’ī in ten 4-hour long gatherings! Al-Sunan al-Kubrā is sold today in 12 volumes. It collects close to 11 949 traditions.
4- He read al-Mu‘jam al-Ṣaghīr of al-Ṭabarānī between ḍhuhr and ‘aṣr. It collects 1198 traditions.
5- He read Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī in ten 4-hour long gatherings. It collects 7563 traditions.
6- During a short stay in Damascus which was just under three months, he read about 100 volumes, in addition to other work he was doing.
He also wrote and copied many books in very brief periods. For instance, he copied Ibn Nuqṭah’s al-Taqyīd in just 5 days which is around 800 pages in a modern print. That would mean he wrote around 160 pages a day!
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We all have many things that we wish to achieve in our lives. Each and every single one of us, we have aspirations, we have goals. But the reality is that all of us, we have a limited amount of resources. And we have a limited amount of time as well. If you're a practitioner, you're a doctor, there's certain goals that you have with your life, if you are a dentist, there are certain goals that you have with your life, if you are a businessman, there's certain goals that you have financial goals that you have, perhaps, perhaps goals, that goals that you have in terms of supporting the good in this world and taking care of the orphans and poor people, and so on and so
forth. So we all have certain goals within our lives. But the reality is that we've been given limited resources, and because of the fact that we've been given limited resources, there's only enough things we can do within our lives. And as time passes, our goals increase, and our time continuously decreases, because the obligations that we have towards life life, the obligations that we have towards our children, our wives, and so on and so forth. All of them continue to increase, right, and the wives towards husbands and, and towards the children and towards the household. And everything just continues to increase. It's as if someone is just chipping away at our time. And our
resources, and we're not. And now all of a sudden, years have went by and you're starting to see great years have gone by there's no signs of the dark black anymore. years have gone by, and the life has gone as well now, right?
So wouldn't wouldn't it be great if we had within our lives a special ingredient, which would allow us to do with the same sort of resources that other people have much, much greater than what they what other people may have done? Or what we would have been able to do? If had we not had this special ingredient? Of course all of us would say the natural answer, the correct answer, the obvious answer, the right answer is yes. We would love to have that ingredient within our within our lives isn't that so?
Now look around you. You went to school, your friends went to school, you had resources, your friends had resources. But the reality is that today, there are people out there that went through the exact same life style as you, which is the lifestyle of Mr. Normal, you know, you're you're born after you're born, you're given a 12 year education, which is almost binding across most parts of the world today, right? necessary for most classes of people, in sections of society, within the world, in most societies around the world. So you went through that education, you probably did some post secondary education as well. Maybe you even did grad school, you had some capital, because your
parents were able to give you that you started a business but there's always someone there that achieved something greater with the same sort of resources, then you, you yourself are able to now some of this is of course from the father of Allah because there's an angel that comes and that angel is sent by Allah azza wa jal at the junction of around 40 odd days. And he has been appointed by Allah as origin to to do what to write down the risk of a person because to be risky, he was a jelly Yoshiaki, you know, sorry, I'm sorry, that he's been appointed to write the risk of a person, the sustenance of a person has been appointed the
pen to write the time and the date upon which Allah subhanaw taala will take the soul of this person, and whether this person will be happy or sad, whether this person will be miserable or happy, a spiritual happiness in this life in the next. Those are some things that are appointed by Allah azza wa jal, but still, there is some sort of leeway that Allah has placed in some forums of others. Okay, that's a discussion on its own. But there is some leeway that lies placed here for us to maximize our potentials that have been written for us. How do we do that? We maximize that potential within our lives by by attaining Baraka within our lives. What is this Baraka?
Baraka is something that means establishment, something for something to be established, for something to be last in for something to be necessary for something to be such that it continuously grows and increases, there's many things that are done in the world. And growth is just not meant for it. And someone else does the exact same thing, but Allah Subhana Allah blesses that. And it just continues to grow in a way that you never thought this was going to happen. So there's divine intervention in this there's growth, there's increase.
And there is this establishment of divine good from Allah as origin. And such as the case with the book of Allah azza wa jal, because Allah tells us in the Quran, itself that we'll have to double enter now.
This is a book that we've sent down if it is ever a blessing. And that's why many times we noticed that anything that is really an offset to something that is serving the book of Allah azza wa jal, there's signs of Baraka within it, divine us aid and assistance within it, right? We notice that within henna art, many times, and I'll tell you this from experience and from people that I've met, and from places that I've been to
that we see that many, many schools and institutions and mother cells and universe Islamic universities,
they start, but often the cornerstone of these schools is a home school, okay? It starts off with a home school. And then there's one person perhaps just one shake, or one half, or one island, he's there and he's teaching these kids how to memorize the Quran, once they grow, they memorize it, but on then he takes it to a next level and you see within one generation, it becomes an entire institution. Where did the Baraka come from? It came from the book of Allah,
Allah because Allah had made his bookmark.
So how do we attain this Baraka? The reason why I chose this topic was a few weeks ago, I posted something on my Facebook wall about a scholar by the name of Eben hedgehog. And I spoke about the type of Baraka Allah Subhana, WA tada had placed within the time of this particular individual, and someone said, so if there's Baraka within his life, and he's able to accomplish so much within such short time, and yesterday, we're talking about setting a node see for those of you that that were there, you notice there was Baraka and divine aid and interpret intervention within this life, this person's life as well. So how do we attain this Baraka so that we may also have a robotic life? So I
said, it's a good idea then to talk about the topic of how do we attain this Baraka, okay?
One of the greatest ways to attain this welcome, I'm summarizing, there's still a lot more to the topic of insha Allah and other opportunities, we'll continue discussing it. But firstly and foremost, you have to turn to Allah azza wa jal, because it is a law as the origin who is in fact, the source of all Baraka when we see the Quran is Mubarak.
It is Mubarak because Allah Subhana Allah is Mubarak, the Baraka levena on how blessing is the one who had sent down the fall on the Quran, right? So it is Allah azzawajal who is the source of Baraka because of which the Koran had also become Mubarak It is Allah azza wa jal, who is the source of Baraka because of which the people of Quran also became Mubarak. So we have to turn ourselves to Allah and one of the greatest of ways to turn ourselves to Allah azza wa jal is vydra. And that's why we notice that within the drop of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would make the offer Baraka at many, many different junctions. One of
those is that there are that all of us know that we have a note, we're allies, messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would say and taught us to say, Allahu madeon, our female date, or our female, female, our faith, what the one learner female and our late robotic learner, female athlete or directly female athlete, Oh Allah, Grant Baraka to me in that which you have given me as well, right? So the prophets of Allah while he was setting them on a daily basis, then he was asking for this Baraka despite the fact that among the creations of Allah, the single most Mubarak creation of Allah is the prophets of Allah when he was among the creations of Allah. Of course, Allah is the
ultimate source of all Baraka.
So, we asked the
Then, and when we're asking this question, we remember the fact that we want this bamaca we want to attain this increase, we want to attain this establishment of good right? Because the word Baraka actually comes from the word Baraka Baraka, and that is a word used for the, the manner in which a camel sits. Okay? So when a camel sits down and he sits with his legs bent, and his arms also bent, is there anyone that could come and actually try to fish over this camel? The answer is no, because it's firmly established. It's a very heavy animal. So that's where the word Baraka really takes form from. So when you have Baraka from Allah azza wa jal, the goodness in your life will be established,
no one will be able to uproot this goodness, no matter how much they try, and that's why we asked on a daily basis from Allah azza wa jal to allow us to have this product as well within this drop off of our with it. And also,
there was a drop also we made to offer one another to gain Baraka, one of those the hours of the messengers, a lot of it was said, was for a man by the name of nsabp Malik, a young man, the prophet at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said to him, Allahumma axium Allah who were one other who will declare who FEMA, Tito Oh a lot, increase his wealth, increase his progeny, and give him Baraka in whatever you have granted him. So the scholars of Hadith, they narrate from NSF and Malik himself, that later on in his life between his children and his grandchildren, Allah subhanho wa Taala had blessed him to have 100 and over 100
children from his children, and his grandchildren, just between those two generation generations he had over 100 and over 100 children,
from his very progeny, because the prophets also limit May, Allah, Allah,
female Alfredo and allied also pleased Baraka in the land of nsep Malik, such that the land of NSF in Monaco, the long run, it would, you would harvest it twice a year, whereas other people would be harvesting once a year. So we make Dryden for Baraka within our lives. And we may do also to spread the vodka. You know, one of the things we need to do is we need to look at ourselves as as an Omar right? And not just me, myself and I because if someone else has the faith, is they know their duty towards the oma because of the highest that they've been given. What does it mean money? Okay, that's one of the meanings of Clayton. So if they look at the highest that they've been given, if
they look at the wealth that they've been given, and they understand their duties towards the oma, that is going to be helping everyone so we made the offer ourselves, we make the offer others as well. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam will do this. In fact, he even commanded us to do this as well, in a Hades, in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had told us of the aim, okay, there's more than one I had these in which the Prophet spoke about the evil is one of those traditions the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
that lie in ohakune, the evil eye is a reality, it's a reality. And now the question is, why does the prophets I send them have to say, it's a reality. And this hadith isn't so hate Muslim? Why does the Prophet just send them have to say it's a reality? Because there's always people in some time or another time, they say, you know, what, maybe it's not a reality because we can't see it. Right? Because it's not empirically tested. But the reality is that the discussions about whether we can physically test the reality of the AI affecting something else that it looks at whether that can be tested or not, that's still subject of debate in science. So there's no conclusive evidence to the
fact that the eye doesn't have a clear effect on whatever it is looking at. In fact, there is a strong hypothesis, that there is an effect that the eye is on something that it is that it is looking at, considering that and this is from a scientific perspective, considering that then how is it that people can simply deny things that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam is saying,
right, that the eye the evil eye is in fact truth? Then He continued,
and he said, What can I say when Saba
suppose if there was something that would, that would even outdo the Divine Decree because as I said, there's different levels of Divine Decree that can be tested.
Faster another time in Sharla. But the profits are synonyms that if there was something that could really outdo even the other itself, it would have been there it would have been this evil eye. Okay, so there's this evil eye and because of this, the prophets assylum gave the antidote as well. The prophets SLM said, either
listen to this, remember it and implement it in your life. And I say this, because this will help ease the pressures that are within society, even because sometimes people end up losing friends over you know, he's looking at my things. He was looking at my children, he was looking at my car, she was looking at my nose and my eyes are and then I had to go through plastic surgery or something, right? Okay, so
this can eat a lot of a lot of difficulties, even social difficulty, and you can save your friends and loved ones from the evil that you went, you don't actually wish to perhaps inflict upon them, but the Evil Within the self had inflicted upon your your loved ones through your eyes. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said is out arducam minasi he was a female, you're a Jew who fell yet your ob Baraka when one of you sees something from his brother, that is that he likes, you know,
you'd like something you'd like a car you like a watch, perhaps a pendant or something, then go ahead and make dua for him with Baraka for enough. For verily, that is, all you have to say is barakallahu Li, that's it.
obok Allahu LA. That's it, those few words. And that's an act that's a prophetic prescribed antidote for this.
It's a simple thing. But if you do it, there's one thing you cannot be accused by other people now that you are perhaps trying to give them mine, because you said I'm making the law and the prophets of the law where it was setting them had given this solution even to another companion who had severely harmed and other companion through his eyes, the profits or synonyms that Allah Jaco, to
Allah but what that why does one of you attempt to kill his brother because this individual, this hobby had become very sick?
Okay, he had become very sick because someone had seen his skin there when there was present and he didn't say martial law, okay.
So, he became, he became he became afflicted by the eye and he became very sick. So the prophets I send them looked at the one who was accused of the evil eye and he said, Why does one of you wish to kill your brother and then the solution Allah but What had you not simply said Baraka law? So it's as if if he said, Baraka law, then this would have wouldn't have happened, right? So by simply saying Baraka law houfy or fique, then we can avoid ourselves a lot of problems that we don't actually perhaps at times even intend to inflict upon others, but the knifes takes over.
So and sometimes people have legitimately an evil soul and they continue to go on and on and on with their the evil thoughts that they have and the jealousy that they have. And that's, that's a very evil soul and it needs to have its own antidote from the book of Allah. And from the Sunnah to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam also make the offer your brother and your sister when they get married, make this because sometimes a marriage time may be a time in which a person may have ill feelings as well. So this is why the profits are seldom made it a practice to make this job barakallahu like how about aka lake with Gemma avena Kumar feeling that may Allah subhanho wa Taala
put Baraka for you and may He may send down Baraka from above, onto you as well. The thing about Baraka is, it's a word in which you can use any article really after it you can say botica lo fi, bollock, Allahu alayhi, WA Bartok, Allahu barakallahu, Li and all of them have beautiful and different meanings, they all end up giving a different twist to this particular word. So the prophet SAW Selim used to have these twists or two of these meanings, he said, barakallahu Let me alarm give you the Baraka And may Allah allow the Baraka to descend from above onto you as well. And may He also gather you to in a good Union as well. So there are we can see is one of those things that the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would regularly use to,
to bring Baraka within the lives of the people even in money. The prophets of Allah while he was in them would make dua for his companions that Allah increases their money as we noticed
For under 30, along with data, and also in terms of business, so doing business or having a lot of money is not necessarily a bad thing. And this was one of the most beloved children of Medina, to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but even then he's saying, what allow maximum Allah who Allah,
O Allah, give them more money and give them more children as well, because sometimes we begin to think that asceticism, meaning asceticism is good, but sometimes we begin to think poverty is necessarily a virtue, right. But that's not necessarily a virtue. In fact, there's a long discussion amongst us fathers, whether it is poverty that is more virtuous, or whether wolf wealth is more virtuous. Now, a poor person, who is who has lost who has who has disappeared from the mercy of Allah. And this disparity of poverty can lead all the way to even disbelieve at times.
That person, and someone who is rich and thankful of his wealth, obviously, there's a world of difference between those two.
And likewise, a poor person who understands what Allah has given him, and he is pleased with what Allah has given him. And he's thankful for what he has, and someone who is wealthy, but he does not pay the dues of his wealth. Obviously, there's a world of difference between those two as well. The discussion is, what if there's a poor person who is pleased with whatever Allah has given him. And there's a rich person who was grateful by spending in the way of a lot of xojo, which of these two are better, which of these two are better? A lot of scholars, they believe that perhaps the rich person who's grateful meaning he's giving everything he doesn't need, that is the level of
gratefulness, that we're talking about. Everything that has access, wealth, meaning something beyond what he needs to live in, survive for his family. Every time it comes in, he ends up giving it up for the sake of a lot, that person is by far better than the one who was poor. Why? Because he's doing the same thing. He's pleased with a lot. This person is also pleased with Allah. But this person has a greater, you know, reward in that he's able to spend in the way of Allah that's why the poor companions came to the prophets of Allah when he was alone. And they said,
the people of wealth have left with all the all the rewards.
They pray as we breathe, they fast as we fast they do hedges we do Hajj, why, corner before the Amani, but the new saga with the extra wealth that they have, oh, Prophet of Allah. So the prophets has said and taught them how to do further by in other ways, right. But then the rich people also understood that you could do some other path through some kind of law, under the law, law work, but so they came back and they said, they found out right, and they're doing this other part too. Now. So the Prophet says, you know,
this is basically the power of a law that a person has to accept, some people have an opportunity to gain reward for more avenues than that other people. So it's not a it's not a vise, it's not it's not an evil for a person to be making the increase in wealth, if the intention is that he's going to be or she's going to be using this wealth, to go and help the poor to help the causes of obesity in general, to help the destitute, the needy, the sick, the orphans, and so forth. So the Prophet made them for us, he also made dua, that Allah Subhana, Allah makes the ability of Abdullah even a sham. He makes his ability to transact. He puts Baraka in it. And there was so much butter in his
transactions, that in one day of transaction, he would walk home with a car with a Porsche as the narrations that in one day of business, he would have made so much money that he would go out in the morning. And by the end of the day, he would have enough money to purchase himself a new car if he wanted the historical car IE a camel, right? So some of the others have hardware, they got wind of this, this has this person has so much barakah in his wealth. So they would say you know, can we become partners with you and your deals. I'm delighted and unsurveyed he wanted to become a partner and also I'm delighted by the alignment. I know where they wanted to go into partnership with with
Abdullah Venetia, Claudia along with Jada.
So there's Baraka that a person can gain by making the odds that Allah subhanaw taala places Baraka within his transactions as well. Also those people who have fed us as well we make there are that Allah subhanho wa Taala places Baraka within their lives and
Wealth as well. And that's the famous two are that all of us know, one of the famous draws that all of us know because there's more than one there are two the host that you can give one of those is Allahumma barik, Levin female as well. Fiddler hammer hammer, Oh Allah give Baraka to them in that which you have granted them. Well, Fiddler home will hammer home and for and forgive them, and also have your mercy upon them. All of these are examples of
so far I was simply talking about. And of course, I didn't bring all examples, but simply talking about Dora and how their art can bring a person Baraka within their lives. But there's other things as well, that a person can do to gain Baraka within their lives one of those things, and this is tried and tested by all those who test they noticed and they will be witnesses to the fact that this happens, okay? is being truthful in your sales.
If you're a businessman, and you want to gain more Baraka within your business, so that fun that you have, you're able to maximize it, then be truthful in yourself, whichever party is lying or hiding. What did I say? lying or hiding? Whichever party is lying or hiding, they're the ones that will lose the vote.
This is found in the hadith of Bokhari and Muslim the prophets of Allah it was similar he said, Albania and OBC are manometers
that the salesperson and also the buyer, they have a choice to discontinue that sale so long as they don't depart one another for inside their power. bayona Boudicca Houma, Phoebe rahima if they tell the truth, and they explain all the details, then Allah Subhana Allah will place about our code within their transaction, Allah subhana wa tada will give them an increase within their transaction. What does that mean? That means the money that the that the merchant is receiving will be more valuable, meaning he'll be able to make a lot more out of it. Number two, it means that the product that the that the client is purchasing a loss of pattern with the item will make it last longer and
will make it more beneficial, and so on and so forth. And the profit continued, and he said, We're in catamarca Baraka to bury him. If they hide, and they lie, then the Baraka is destroyed by Eliza legit, right? Allah subhanho wa Taala destroys this bog. And this is why some of my Messiah told me that their shoe, one of their shoe, he used to be a salesman for trees. Okay. He had trees that he would sell,
awkward thing to sell, but that's what he was selling. But he would go, and he would stand with the person that's buying the trees. And he would go walk around the entire tree at
and look at every single inch of the tree as if he himself is the buyer and say, Look, there's a structure. Now, obviously a tree, that type of situation it's in, it's going to have scratches and bumps and all sorts of different things, right? But he would go and say, Look, look, look over here, you want to get a discount over here. And and he said, because of this law as originally placed a lot of bulka in his business, because he would act like a buyer himself. Look, here, there's a little scratch and for us, what do we do? Put a little tape on so nobody notices.
If it's falling apart you the car, you bring it to the mechanic, I'm just trying to sell it.
I'm just trying to sell it and then mechanics already known. So they know exactly how to ensure that everything can be perfected, just for 15 odd days. And after 15 days, the steering wheel comes out in the hand of the person right?
So Allah subhana wa tada will put Baraka in the sale, never ever luck, you might as well throw away the object, but sales have Baraka within them. So long as you so long as you speak the truth. And if it is meant to be sold, then people will buy it. I remember once I had a computer and there was a problem with it, it would shut down every 1520 minutes, right. And I said to myself, I just bought this, and the store is not returning it. I've already sent it for service a couple of times, and it's just not getting fixed. So I have to sell this computer, but who is going to buy it and I can't lie it I can't hide who is going to buy this computer. It's really a piece of junk at the end of the
day. So I went and I put it up for sale and I found a buyer for this computer. And when I went there, I told him I said you know what, this computer runs for 1520 odd minutes, depending on how much you're running. Maybe you'll run for a little bit longer, but after that it shuts off.
So he said okay, how much was it again? 1400 1500 I think
Are you sure you want to buy it? Did I just explained to you that this computer has this serious flaw which even technician seem to not be able to figure out the reason for and he was adamant that he wanted to purchase it. So if something is meant to be sold, maybe he wanted parts from there alone. But the if it's meant to be sold, it's going to be sold. Don't lie. Don't hide tell the truth a lot. The Buddha said he was dead I would put Baraka Elijah in your sales. If you lie However, there's a big problem. What's that problem?
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that
the industry job to job you got asuna Yeoman tiama t Fujairah
Illa, Monica, la, la la la la SOTA. That the job, that the salesman the merchants are going to be resurrected on the day of judgment as
as vile people as as, as people who are for job evil people,
except for the person who is fearful of Allah, and except for the person who has piety and except for the person who tells the truth. So the prophets are setting them said they will be resurrected on the day of judgment as for john, except for these three things, the people who have piety, the people who are fearful of Allah, they have piety and they are truthful in laminata, bah, bah bah, bah sada on the other end, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that I also do mean that the seals man, or the merchant was truthful, and he is also trustworthy, he will be because this is a very difficult thing for merchants to do. Because they think if I tell the truth, all the truth, and
if I explain all the details, and my sales is gone, because there's no room to market anymore, right?
What's so good about your product? Why shouldn't I buy it from there? Now you have to say something for the sale to happen. You can't simply say that my product is exactly the same as the one next door. Otherwise, a person may think to themselves that maybe, maybe the sale will not necessarily happen. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that Adagio was so dope and mean. My Nabina was Dino Shahada, that the truthful and the trustworthy salesman and the trustworthy merchant, he will be with the prophets with the deen with those people who are, who are the most truthful of all, there's a group of people who continue to tell the truth until they become written in a laws
records. As it's a deep
a person continues to tell the truth, until he is written in Allah subhanho wa Taala scrolls as a deep Abubakar of the America and
the one who excessively tells the truth at every single moment, does he tell the truth? These are the people who have a status right after the prophets, and then comes their status and then comes the status of the Shahada. And then comes the status of the general pious people within the world. So they will be a miss this great committee of people so long as they tell the truth I asked Allah subhana wa Taala to make us have the truthful people when we sell amin Allah behind me. And also, it leads to the Baraka if a person lies, as we said, especially if a person takes an oath never ever should you sell something with an oath along with it.
Even if you're telling even if you're telling the truth, don't say one lie even be like us when if a person knows salesman, as soon as you hear that you walk away from the shop, you know, but the profits are selling discouraged this as well. He said he Jaco, what Catherine hollyfield filmbay do stay away from excessively swearing by Allah azza wa jal when you're selling for into who you are fearful,
for very it causes the seal to occur, and then it causes the Baraka to also be stripped away by a lot of publicity.
And a person who does this by the way, taking oaths by
you know, selling his products by taking oats and so on and so forth. Such a person.
Allah subhana wa tada surely does not love him to a degree that the prophets of Allah when he was sending them he had told us that Allah subhana wa tada will not speak to such a person on the Day of Judgment, nor are we really purifies as a person on the day of judgment and for such a person will be a great job as well.
This is of course, if he is lying it is because an oath in and of itself is not a problem. Like if someone says, one lie here and he's telling the truth, then this is a practice that the Prophet is seldom forbade or discouraged at least. But it doesn't lead to this other punishment that I was describing where a person has not spoken to. And he's not looked at by law and the person will have a great punishment that is for the person who lie is especially
when he is selling, and he swears by a law and in both, he is lying as well. Another thing that brings about bunker.
So we now know how to bring Baraka within our transactions by telling the truth by having integrity, by speaking that which is right. We also know that to Allah is a key to Baba. Another key to Baraka is
having fun and
being happy with what Allah Subhana Allah has given me.
Every single person has been granted a certain portion, having contentment with that portion, that last part on what the IRA has given you. Now, this doesn't mean you don't try to acquire wealth by different means. This means you don't ask people for their money, right? There's always those people who have been given enough to live, but they want to live a higher standard, or they want to live,
you know, in another way, or they want to do something else with their lives as well. So they go around asking people, one person after another after another, every time you meet them, the only thing you can think of with them is that they're going to ask you for something right. So such a person
may not be able to maximize the potential or the risk that Allah subhana wa tada has written for him. And there was a man, one of the companions by the name of Hakeem in his out during the title of the profits of a law abiding citizen.
And he had asked the prophets of the long run, he said, No,
he explains that he says, to Rasulullah sallallahu
I asked the prophets are similar. So he gave to me Supercell to move upon that I asked him again, and he gave me it again. Supercell to hufa Barney, that I asked him yet again. And he gave me a third time as well. The Prophet was very generous if you asked him
something, he would definitely give it to a degree that supports us, my father
loaded Tasha budokon una that the profits or send them didn't say Nah, no, except when he was praying. If it wasn't for the job, then even though he wouldn't say that no.
The profits of a lot of what he was selling would conform to the needs of people around you. This man is asking him sometimes you take a debt to give to people as well if they had asked so the profits or send them gave him ones gave them twice the third time but now he explained as well. He gave him some signal see how by this point he noticed he's asking many times he said yeah Hakeem, oh Hakeem, if it was a famous hobby of the prophets, etc. and narrator of a number of studies, he said in how to learn how
to do that this man this wealth is greens that are like greens, which are very, very sweet. Okay, like fruits that are very, very pleasant to eat and greens and food that is very, very pleasant to acquire hubzilla to her daughter, okay.
The shalosh they explained that this is referring to fruits, which are very, very pleasant, because people you know, they see fruits, it's hard to stay away from them, you want to go get them and eat for them. Right. So the profits are certain that he continued and he said for many other movies, Howard University, Boudicca movie, whoever takes from this dunya without looking for it rather, just let allow me to come to you, right, Mr. Howard, Enos, Boudicca Wolfie, Allah subhana wa tada puts Baraka in it for this individual woman who be Seraphin of sin, Mubarak. And whoever is seeking this out very, very avidly looking for anyone give me this and give me that, that Allah subhana wa tada
doesn't place Baraka in this for this individual.
And the Prophet said that he will be like the person who eats and he doesn't feel full. The hand that is above it, the giving hand is definitely greater than the hand which is below and that is the taking here. Hakeem said by a lot more messengers a lot more audio signal. Well, let me back up a bit, by the one who has sent you with truth.
messenger I will not ask anyone ever again of this dunya or I will not take from anyone this, this dunya
anything of this dunya. So when the Ilaha of Abu Bakar came hacking exam like everybody else now they had stipends that they would give them the Muslim lands, to the people. So Hakeem under his arm did not accept the stipend that was given to him, even by the government, I will block out all the allowable dollar. Then when the time of upperman came again, he Herman would invite Hakeem here, this is what you are, all of the citizens of our land deserve this, this is what you deserve as well, he would refuse. He would refuse and r1 would feel bad internally, he would think he was doing some sort of injustice to Hakeem. But he would not take it, and remote had asked all of the people
to bear witness that Irma is not the one that is negligent in the matter of forgive. Hakeem himself is choosing not to take it. Why am I explaining all of these details? The reason why I'm explaining all of these details is because notice the profits are seldom said just let it sort of come to you, especially if it comes with the halting of sin very, very comfortably and easily, right. It's not someone pressuring someone into giving it to them. It's something that is easily coming towards them. So some other narrations have it that Hakeem by the time he died, what you know who lemon actually oration Nara By that time, because he was announced in search for both, he became one of
the richest people in the town, richest people from koresh. He was one of the richest people from Porsche because simply he made one change in his life. And that is you would no longer ask people for money. And if you think about it, even from a practical perspective, someone who's asking people for money, he's not going to work towards making no money. However, someone who's going through trying times, right. It's the survival danger that our lives placed within us, he will try his best to continue to survive. So this is exactly what Hakeem did. He tried his best to continue to survive to a degree that it wasn't just survival. He became one of the richest people in operation as well.
I asked Allah subhanaw taala to grant us the trophy, to practice and to convey. I will give you two more points and john, to either relate to do bollock, there's a number of different points. In fact, I would say there's around 30 odd different points.
And for a few years, I've been writing something on this inshallah, in the future, I will collect all of the points related to this and publish it in a book.
So another point is,
the fact that a lot of Hannah went to Allah has placed Baraka for us in the early morning time as well, okay. That's what the prophets of Allah who it was it from said, booty can be free Buddha, Allah Subhana, WA, tada has placed Baraka for my nation within the early morning times. So there's a special type of Baraka that happens at the early morning times. Now, this is a tip for some of you. And it's a tip for everyone, especially, perhaps later on the sisters when they hear this as well.
That the father time is a time where most of the people in the household are going to be sleeping. So those mothers who are working at home, perhaps working from home with a business that they've made a model that can work from home, if they do it at that time, everyone is sleeping, perhaps even the husband is sleeping, right in Java has been frayed fudger and then went to sleep right.
Or even better, yet, the husband is also up afterward. But this time, there's no distractions really. And Allah has placed a special type of Baraka during this time, anything that you want in your life to be mobarak use this early morning time, especially the time from after fudger till,
till the sun rises, that is the most move out of time, that is one of the most memorable times for a person to do anything, whether that be memorizing the on whether that be whether that be reading something, whether that be business even that's why the narrator of this particular heads suffer alarmingly for the amount of data and he realized the potential of this idea. So in the morning time, he would do his transactions after
early early morning times when all the merchants in the world are sleeping and sometimes I go to stores and to you know, talk and pull the leg of the merchant I will say why don't you open your store up in the morning of course fudger where I come from, it's a it's a little bit later over here. It's very early Mashallah. But
so I said why don't you open it up around six o'clock, you know, this is six o'clock, no one will be here.
Then I tell them this funny, even if no one is here, unless of
who's going to be there, even in American society, people are sleeping sometimes in Medina fudger becomes really eerie. So people are obviously going home, some people are going to go to sleep, not everybody is going to be practicing this, he realized the practice. So in the morning time, you will conduct all of his transactions right in the early morning. So the Sahaba they said that for castle Ramana, who what I thought his wealth became very much, and he became very, very wealthy, because he would conduct all of his business, right in the early morning time, to a degree that some of the narrator's they said that he had so much money that he didn't even know where he should put it, like
he didn't have enough room in his house to keep his money. Now, of course, nowadays, we have banks, but at that time, they had to keep monies in you know, money in their houses, so he didn't have room in his house to, to place money.
And normally, people of wealth have big houses as well. So you can think of that this person had made so much money simply by doing this transactions at early morning time and attaining the Baraka. So anything that you wish to do in your life that you want to have Baraka and do it in that early morning time, especially the time that is between the end of your Salah until the sun, the sun rises, and even after that the bulk of that is the really move out of time for a person to do Vicar for a person to even conduct business after he's done, he has gone over the morning, and so on and so forth.
And last but not least, and that's the last point that I want to leave you off with, is some of the sooner some of the Sunnah of the Prophet Sooners of the profits of a lot of them, which show us ways to gain Baraka within our food as well. Nowadays, we eat things, and they affect our health more negatively than they affected positively right? Perhaps the reason for that is because we don't have the Baraka within our food. Or perhaps we feel we feel that we keep eating and we don't feel full, right? That could be because again, the bottle count within our lives is really not there. people today are complaining about the fact that they're not able to pay their bills, they're not able to,
you know, keep up with the Joneses. They're not able to keep up with the regular society, poverty lines in many country, you know, the people are going in and drowning under these poverty lines around the world.
But we asked ourselves, why is all of this happening? Because we have left the sun
in many, many different ways, especially when it comes to food. There's a number of the Sudan which are directly correlated by the messenger sallallahu, Alayhi, wasallam, to Baraka in the life of a person, okay? And based on our modern table manners, that have been imposed upon us, right? Through dominant cultures, we have now left all of these students and sometimes when we see someone doing this, and trying to attain that Baraka, we look down upon that as well as if this is bad table manners, some of those manners, the prophetic matters, the prophetic table matters include the fact that a person has to say Bismillah when they start eating, okay, this is something that is simple
everyone can do. It doesn't necessarily contravene any table manners as well, that we think are to be that we think our table matters, at least, but the profits A lot of it was said to me said either
funny or dismissive. When one of you eats his food and let him say Bismillah, okay. And the scholars they said that the bar in Bismillah, the first letter of Bismillah, is, in this case, the bow of the bubble. you're seeking Baraka from Allah azza wa jal by saying Bismillah. And this is by the consensus of the scholars in this particular Hadith as ignorant of develop Rahim Allah explain that the bar or the idea of saying Bismillah before eating a person's food is to gain that bottle cup. And we have within the Hadith of the Prophet Sicilian, where he said, Put me in the battery like delfy Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. So, and another tradition for them. And another tradition for what
I've done that every single matter that a person does, and he doesn't start it off with this midnight, every single matter which is a noble matter. Obviously, if a person is about to commence something that is, in one way or another obligation to him and that is to fulfill the needs of his body, then he's going to say Bismillah, right? In the name of Allah. If he doesn't come in such an order with Bismillahirrahmanirrahim then it will be up to
But it will be devoid of Baraka. And to understand
it really means it really means it will not have hands. That's the literal meanings. That's the literal meaning it will not have X.
What does that mean? That means that
if you see a person who has hands, and you see another person who does not have hands, what is the level of difference in terms of their ability to perform in regular tasks, it's very, very great. One person will be able to do things, but with a lot of difficulty, another person will be able to do those things with much ease, and also do many things that the person without hands is not able to accomplish, right. So the same sort of difference that you see between these two sort of people, these two people, that is the difference that you will see between the Baraka in the life and time of those people who say this man not before everything, and food specifically, and the ones who do
not say this will die before eating, eating their food. The second thing is that after we're done our food, we also lick the fingers, okay? Specifically, the first three fingers, the profits on the body, we send them with eat with these four fingers. And if you need you can use all the rest of the hand as well. But if you can manage within the three so for example, with bread, it's easily manageable, right? It's easily manageable with bread to use just a three fingers rice, for some people, it's easy for other people is difficult, right? And Rice was something that also have I discovered, so we could probably say that the profits or seller never ate rice. It was something
that some of the companions later on, discovered in some of their journeys. So so it's easy to eat bread with the three fingers, right? And it is also a signature then lick these three fingers, even though this is one of those things that people will say, goes against table manners, but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in a hadith which is in Sahih, Muslim practice, these things will lie they will bring Baraka in your life.
That the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
Sorry, jabil technology alone, said that the prophets of Salaam would command us
to lick the fingers, and also the plate and I'll explain that in just a minute. Okay? And then he would say, in acuminata de Luna, Army, c'mon Baraka because you don't know in which parts of the food the Baraka truly lies, okay? So every single portion, the prophets as enemies in purging, even the the moisture that that remains on the hand, and the profits and send them said that to lick those fingers, even before a person uses tissues, okay, even before a person cleans up the hand to lick those fingers. So that moisture that's leftover, that is something that the profits are the longer it was send them in couraged. us to lick off.
Now, the third thing, and that's what I said, I'll tell you in just a minute, is the plate itself, right? We have in the hadith of Anna's for the alarm Gala. He said that either Sato got nuclear, metal,
we're gonna ship on that if something falls off of your plate, then pick it up and clean it up and do not leave it for the shape on to eat, okay, do not leave it for the shape.
Now, to explain this, I will say that this is a hadith the prophet SAW Selim said.
But we have to conceptualize a bit.
And what I mean by that is, if something falls into place, if something falls in a place where you know, obviously it is filthy, and perhaps simply placing it through water or cleaning it off, with your hand is not willing to get rid of the filter, then you don't need it. But if it's something that you can, you know, take off for example, a here got stuck to your food, you simply peel off that hair and you eat your food, but let's say you're you're sitting in a public restaurant, okay?
Now here, the reason why I give this example is because oftentimes, in such places that cleanliness, even of the floors is not taken care of, you know, you go to some restaurant, they're using the same mop for the toilets, and they'll put it in the toilet and then clear the, the, the, the place in which the customers are sitting. Right.
In which the guests are sitting. So if food falls on there, and you have this same sort of mob that was used in the bathroom, also being
used over here, this is obviously going to be filthy. And it's going to cause perhaps some sort of sickness within your life as well. So this is definitely not what are messengers a little longer it was set up in sha Allah is speaking of it is speaking of perhaps in a place, which is a rather clean environment. But obviously as soon as food falls, there's going to be something that will get stuck to it, you clean that off, and you eat that. And this will bring Barca In fact, it is one of the means, especially if it falls off of the table. It is one of the means of gaining an increase in a person's wealth as well. When something falls off the hill on off of the table mat and a person
picks it up, it actually increases It is one of the means of increasing a person's wealth as well as founded another tradition. But anyways, this is one of the things okay. The second thing that I wanted to mention from this video is that Anna's continued and he said what am Marana and ness luta el casa. And he also commanded us to wipe clean the the plate. So cleaning up the plate, and the way you can do that is you can take your finger and wipe it off, and then lick off all of the moisture from from your finger. And the profits are similar explained and he said for in Nikola Tesla owner, a Yoda army kumin baleka For verily you do not know in which portion of your food, the vaca truly,
truly lies another very, very important table matter. Okay? This is especially true if you're sitting with a number of different people, if you're sitting with a number of different people. And, or even if you're by yourself, by the way, one of the matters is to not necessarily go for the real estate or the food. Okay, what do I mean by that, you know, you have a big bowl of food. And there's it's common manners amongst amongst people to start off from the sides and not go right in the middle. Right. But some people you know, they just see the cherry right in the middle. So they go for that. And they go and dig in, right in the real estate of the food, the prime real estate of the
food, right. So this is something that the profits are seldom discouraged. Okay, the profits of the long run he was sending me said, Hulu min Giovanni behalf Walla tech guru Minnesota eat from around the food and don't eat from the middle of the food for England Baraka 10 zero fee for verily Baraka, it goes down in the middle of the food by masajid. When it descends, it descends in the middle of the food, you will notice what line that the food that you eat, if you're dining with people, and you perhaps have a big bowl, and especially when it comes to sweet dishes, right, because when you get one corner, you need to get the top layer, right. So people keep digging in until they get to
the middle eat from the corners, this is where the profits is encouraged. And this will continue to bring more Baraka. Within within this group. This is some of the table manners and one last one. And that is something that most of us probably already doing chocolata and that is that when you're served with the food, that eat the food, not extremely hot, okay? Not extremely hot.
And the profits are seldom used to like the food like this. And he also explained the reason for it. And that's why a smile.
She said that, when she would make food, she would take the food to what you'd make very specifically that it was a famous food known to the Arabs of old in pre Islamic times, and it continues to be something that the Arabs eat in certain parts of the world today. Now, it's become, you know, sort of modernized with the different flavors, there's, every country has their own little version of that eat, obviously, the development of food. But nonetheless, the origin of this dish goes back centuries. And it's it predates Islam. So she made 30 and whenever she would make very, it's a dish with meat and bread and mixed up in a in an interesting way you can read about it on
your own time. So I'm not giving you a lesson on ingredients and how to make food and, and these sort of things. So this particular dish, when she would cook it, she would wait to cover the pot and she would wait until the heat of the pot decreases. Okay, not that it has to become cold but at least it leaves that really extreme hot condition that it was once in, had died had a fellow who had died have a photo right photo beings literally immediately and it's also used for the heat that immediately occurs after the food is taken off of the
The oven. So she would wait until the focal bar would leave the heat that is accompanied with the food as soon as it's cooked. And then she said the reason for that is in the center to law school a lot of a lot of Bollywood cinema born in Hua vamonos. Baraka indeed happens to be greater in terms of the Volga indeed brings more Baraka within a person's food if they don't eat it extremely hot. And another tradition, the profits or sentiment explained that the hiti food doesn't necessarily become a recipient of the Baraka of a lot of his origin. Rather, you wait until it becomes slightly cold. And by the way, you don't try to cool it down. Right? I know, sometimes people take their tea
cups, and they go,
right, you don't try to cool down the food, you wait for it to cool, you wait for it to cool down. In fact, the profits on the long run he was similar wouldn't breathe in to a pot, and he wouldn't specifically he wouldn't blow in to the pot. And even our boss explained that the Prophet forbade from these two from breathing into a pot, because bacteria also you don't want to be breathing into your food. And similarly, in the speed will also come down as well, perhaps, a little bit. And you definitely do not want to be blowing into the food and you don't want to be blowing in to also the tea as well to cool it down, you wait for it to fall down on its own. And that is how the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that that's how the prophet SAW Selim described this particular, you know, idea very beautifully.
I smile all the time, how would practice as well by telling us that
until the phone itself leaves, not that she's trying to make it, make the heat leave, as
I said, the last but I'm encouraged to keep going. I'll make this the last show. And that is one of the last monitors that I wanted to describe of the double bar that also increased Baraka within a person's life inshallah tada within the food as well. This is a practice that is actually practiced in many places in the world today as well.
And that is the practice of coming together to eat, okay, instead of everybody having their little plates, right. And everybody eating from their little, small little plates, and there's a specific spoon for each of them, and so on and so forth. every type of food has a different plate and a different spoon and all the different funny table manners that really manzanilla we'll be having some fun, a lot didn't reveal anything for us to be, you know, worried about doing all of these things, rather than what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam encouraged was the opposite of that. And that was that we come together on one large platter, and that was that we eat with the hand.
That is something that the Prophet would do. It's not that if a person uses a spoon, it's a sink or something like that. But definitely it is closer to the way of the prophets of Salaam to use that, especially because that you're going to be using the fingers to fulfill that so not a vaca afterwards. I mean, if you live with the spoon, then you're simply going to be liquid nicking whatever came off of your spoon, right? But the profits of a lot while he was selling wanted us to get our hands, you know, involved in this food and be involved as a group of people, right? You know, those big plates that they use in Arabia, you know, a number of parts of Arabia, they use it.
Also in Somalia, they use it as well. In certain cultures such as Gani cultures, they have these large plates as well. In a lot of different cultures, they have these large large platters where everybody sort of gets together and they eat. This is something that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam had encouraged How so? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had a group of Sahaba come to him, and they said Yasuda law, and this is a handy thing to have done. And a Buddha would as well yaroslava in nakoula, old messenger of Allah, we eat but we don't become full at the end of the food.
So the prophets of sin themselves, fella Allah comes after a boon it's as if all of you sit sit by yourself and eat you don't come together on the food, right? You don't sit together on this route. So the prophet and they said of course this is the case we don't sit together we in fact eat in separate plates or eat by ourselves. So the prophets will send them said fetch Danny rubella army comm then gathered together on your food. When Uzma law here Alejo, Baraka confy that gathered together on your food and see the name of Allah azza wa jal when you're starting a loss of Hannah Montana will put Baraka within your food, and he said in another tradition kulu Jamie and eat all
together while added the former poo and don't be divided when you're eating. In fact, every
come together for Indian Baraka tamale Ghana For verily the Baraka is going to be with the group so if you want to have Baraka within our foods, then this is a practice and by the way it's also a test right it's also a test of how much we're willing to give each other and develops a bond in those cultures where they use this form of eating it you can actually see a very kind gestures at times right people breaking up the meat and tossing it to the other side. So so the person sitting across them can eat instead of now, what do we see you know what what he took the nice bowtie that I wanted right?
He took that nice one I wanted this one and and you hear fights but when you develop this culture of sharing, of coming together that insha Allah tala, this mic is telling me to stop.
Then inshallah tada you will find Baraka within your lives and your times, just below her and for listening, sal Allahu Allah say enough how many more Allah Allah he'll be a great and if there's any questions in sha Allah, Allah will be willing to entertain them. So the brothers asking that I didn't necessarily touch on the sources of income. It's true, I did not I didn't touch on a lot of other things really. Because we have one hour and I can only touch on a number of different things within that. And the
in terms of halaal income,
the without a doubt, that Allah Subhana Allah Allah does not put Baraka within Hello, right? Allah subhanaw taala does not put Baraka within the home. In fact,
even some of the means to attain Baraka are taken away from a person who is involving himself in how long Firstly, we know that Allah Subhana Allah Allah said within the Quran, that young happen, Lord Reba, will you be saga part, Allah subhanho wa Taala destroys he does math, which is basically destroying the wealth which is conducted or which is transacted or which is earned through a labor through usury. And he increases the wealth which happens to be from a sort of it increases the wealth of a person who was giving. So the part is giving charity for the sake of Eliza, which is so we can see that that held on wealth doesn't come with Baraka. It comes with money, which is the
opposite of Baraka. Baraka being destroyed, as we notice in the Hadith as well is,
okay, so it's only held on wealth within which a lot of Buddha is that he will not replace Baraka for a person. One of the main keys we noticed for Baraka is what is to make the art of Allah xojo the death of a person who is seeking health, wealth is not accepted by the laws. In fact, it's rejected, as we found in that Hadith, in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam explained of this man who came who comes and he's asking, saying yada yada and the Prophet said woman to Amma will have long woman shabu harem woman vessel was
that his mother is her arm, his food, his her arm, his drink, his aura, and his mother and his closure. So how can such a person be expecting that Allah subhanho wa Taala will answer his call. So even though there are that such a person makes for Baraka will not be accepted. In fact, any other draw that such a person makes, will not be accepted. So the way definitely to earn Baraka is for a person to remain within the Hara. To begin with, that is a key factor in order for Baraka to be expected in a person's wealth by the laws in which the brother is asking that
we are expected or we noticed that the profits or loss of them taught us through His guidance to make to offer others in terms of gaining Baraka. That's your question right? about others already? Can we make do our in our own words, instead of using the words of the prophets or send them without a doubt that those words which are general,
that are done by the prophets, I said, Look, are the best ways to make dua always, okay. This is considered the best form of whatever the words of the prophets of Allah wanting to send them work. In fact, some of those words of the prophets of Allah when he was in them, if used as they are, they have a specific reward for them. And they also have an opportunity to gain answer from allies origin, which other words do not have, okay, some of those words I'm not necessarily referring to these. So generally speaking, when it comes to the idea of the profits and send them we stick to the words almost sort of lost most of them. But in this case, there is no specific virtue that is
mentioned. For a person making dua for an other person.
Write. When it comes to Baraka generally then a person can go ahead and make their hours any words. In fact, even if there was a specific virtual mentioned, you will be losing out if you don't use that words, those words of the prophet to set it up, but even then you're still permitted to use any words to make up. That's that's perfectly fine. But as I said in the cases where there's virtues, the only way you can attain that specific virtue, like a specific reward that the profits or synonym lists by using the specific words at the profits of Selim, I talk such as this taharah That's why jabil nom de la he explained that, that we used to memorize is the hora justice we memorize a pseudo
from the Quran, ie verbatim every single word. So somehow they have to be brought in those specific words whilst other us are not. They don't necessarily have to be brought by those specific words and including them as making draw for a person with vodka.
In fact, the idea of the profitsystem journal generally said,
when one of you sees from your brother, something that he fought he is fond of. So then he says fen, you bet Nick, then let him do the greek latin. Invoke for Baraka generally, no specific words mentioned by the prophets of Salaam say you can say a lot of them have added fee, Bada Bada, Bada, Bada lo fi Bada, Cologne, MFI, whatever you want, or even within your languages.
I didn't hear everything. But I think I got your question. Yeah. The question is that in Islamic banking, you get specific returns, and you get that in conventional rankings as well. So how do we distinguish whether this is halal? And that is cut off? Okay, this is a very, very good question. And I get it a lot of times, to be honest with you.
I always tell people three things or a few things. The first thing is that it's true that a regular person who is not a specialist in Islamic finance or Islamic law, will not be able to differentiate when he sees 3.5% and 3.5%, there's no way you can really distinguish whether this is an item that is on the hierarchy. The hierarchy is based on the mechanism by which that 3.5% came about. That's where the halal and haram lies. So, since you yourself cannot make that distinguishment you cannot distinguish between whether this particular product or this model is considered a lot or not. These are the things that you are going to do a you're going to see whether this particular institution
financial institution has a Sharia board that is a reputable, globally reputable Sharia board. Okay.
That's the first thing. What that's going to promise for you is that insha Allah Allah, the model that is used within this particular company to model these products that they're selling to their clients, this financial institution, they are models which have been approved by or at least perhaps even designed by a Sharia board. Okay, that's the first thing. The second thing is that you want to also ensure that they are audited by another external body.
Okay, they are audited by a Sharia compliance body that is external to them that is not necessarily themselves, because if they're auditing themselves, you can't really tell whether they're doing the job right, or they're doing the job wrong. So if when you see these two different things, a they have a good reputable board, right of Sharia scholars that are known for Islamic Finance and you see that they are being audited externally. Besides that, you don't have to worry about anything else because in the back end, there's you know, so much that's happening that it's hard to really explain within even days of lessons I mean, people study this silence now as as a separate separate subject
altogether. I think those are all the questions just below heading for this thing was a little longer LSAT, now I'm coming in early. He also mph Marian said I wanna come over to law here.