Channel: Abdulbary Yahya
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I'll introduce him one more time. So, in October he was born in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. And very soon after that he emigrated to the United States with his family. He grew up in Seattle, Washington, and went to primary and secondary schools there, and then went on to the Islamic University of Medina and joined the College of Sharia. He returned to Vietnam, and also went to Cambodia and became a teacher and director of the revival of Islamic heritage society in Cambodia, and the omo curar charity organization in Vietnam. He resides in Seattle with his family. He is an instructor at a mangrove Institute, which is an organization that offers double weekend seminars
leading to a bachelor's degree in Islamic Studies. He is the Imam of the masjid Jamil muslimeen in Seattle, and is the president of the Cham refugee committed community and the Vice President of the Islamic center of Washington State I would like to invite him on adularia here to give us
enough time to relax in the monastery know when to stop.
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one of our teachers.
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what's the most had? What's the most difficult
What's the most difficult Heidi
have the words and advices of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu herself to follow?
I want you to think about that. What do you think is the most difficult tidy to follow?
It's a very good question, isn't it?
We asked and he said,
I feel that the most difficult Hades to follow is the one in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said in the rear of the car like
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indeed your Lord has a right upon you
and your family has a right upon you.
And you yourself, you have a right upon yourself also. So it gives each
entity or each person or each entity that has a right upon you their appropriate rights.
This is what we call balance in Islam.
And in Islam, you have to understand
it is the most balanced
the religions, it is the most balanced of ideologies. And that's why the more firmly you hold on to Islam, the more balanced you'll be.
The more firmly you hold on to the correct Islam.
Then the more balance you'll be
a great scholar inshallah.
That we will be speaking about
tonight or today.
And he is an example.
in everything that we can think of relating to good deeds, when you speak about his piety and righteousness, he's amongst them. When you speak about those who sacrifice his amongst them. When you speak about those who are generous, then he is also amongst them. When you speak about the scholars of Heidi. He is a mother
them, when you speak about the scholars of fit. He's amongst them. When you speak about people who benefit others, and give, he's amongst them. When you speak about those who are on the front line
in the Muslim army, he's amongst them. So is this great scholar? Who is this great
is Abdullah hypno. Mubarak.
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Nepal, no, this is an area in present day Turkmenistan, in that particular area. And that area was known for
a lot of people. A lot of scholars residing and coming from that area, when the whole area, the scholars of Hadith and so forth, specifically, they are from there. And you know, it starts off when you have somebody who's pious and someone who is righteous. It starts off, of course, with the parents. So that's why if you if someone asks,
How can I have pious children?
How can I have pious children? It doesn't start after you have the children. This is sorted out the other children. There's a brother who came and asked the chef.
He said, Chef,
and his, uh, his wife was pregnant, somebody was pregnant. They said, How can I have a pious son of son that's so obedient, just like your son, because his son used to always was very, very obedient to Him. And so he told him, it's too late.
So he's thinking, What are you talking about? My wife is just pregnant now. How is it too late already? said No, it's too late already for you. But he thought it was too late. He said, it starts Not now. You should have asked this question before he got married.
Well, I love how his wife was whatever. But the chef said you should start this question before you got married, because it starts with seeking a pious spouse, somebody who's pious. Now raise your children with the consciousness of Allah Subhana Allah. And so his father, Abdullah Mubarak's father was a person who used to work for worked in the foot for a family for one of the judges. His name was no I have no money.
And he had a lot. He had a very, very beautiful, very beautiful daughter.
very pious, righteous, everyone wanted to marry her. Many men. What asked for her hand in marriage, but he didn't give it. He didn't give his daughter off to those people.
And, and so there was a person who worked for him.
And he went, he asked him, he said, Go and get me going, get me some
sweet grapes. Give me some sweet grapes.
So he went, and he gave the party, some grapes. He hated he said these are sour grapes. I told you to get sweet grapes.
So he went and got some other different types of grapes. He got he got got some more grapes. And he gave it to him. The Bobby said,
these are sour grapes. Don't you can't you recognize get it out. But this is where you work all day. You're there. You can't differentiate, differentiate between sweet grapes and sour grapes.
So he told them he said How am I supposed to know I have been ordered to take care of the great snack to eat them.
He never ate them because he didn't want to be responsible, smart, responsible for that in front of a lot of Amazon. He was told to take care of the grapes. For us we play Angry just takes up already. Right? Not even thinking about it. But his water is cautiousness his fear of a loss of data. He never even tasted the grapes. He didn't know which grapes were sour, which grapes were sweet. And so in the fall, they knew that heard that from him. He knew that this was a pious man, someone who was conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala even when he's alone, he is conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So he married his daughter off to
this man. And this was the father of Abdullah. It knew about it. And of course his wife was already pious and righteous. And so he grew up in a pie and the righteous,
righteous family of the left neurotic and a family that
family that grew up with or an, in a family that grew up in the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And as a result of the halaal, earnings and so forth, this is how Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses the family. So sometimes
when you see that your children are disobedient to you,
and they're not listening to you. One thing that you need to check is your source of income. Where is it coming from? Because if you're giving them things that are Haram,
then it is more likely that they would be disobedient to you.
If you're giving things that are allowed than Allah Subhana Allah blesses the wealth that you have and blesses your family and blesses and blesses your children also. So check that and that's what the great scholars of the past like an Imam Al Bukhari Rahim Allah, and who is the man without you guys know? Everyone knows his name, right? He is a man that Mashallah puts the home at peace. When the hottie mentioned that Howdy.
He says Allah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then you hear Hadees. And it might sound strange to you, you might not recognize it. As soon as you hear raha Buhari, you're at peace. You're happy and there's a smile on your face. And hamdulillah
you know what he said?
He spoke about his father.
And his father said this, his father
passed away. But he mentioned about his wealth. His father said his father was a merchant. And he said, the wealth that I have here, not a single penny or not a single dyrham of it has come from her.
He made sure that and this is the wealth of course that his mother used to take care of alimony Buhari from when he was very, very young. So the first thing that you need to check when you see that people are your you see the attitude in your family and your children are changing is check yourself and check the source of income, check the food that you're giving them, check the clothing that you have. And then you might say, Well, I'm asking Allah Subhana Allah all the time, you know, to give me a hell of a source of income. But you know what, you have to leave that first. You have to leave the Haram source first. Why? Because when you continue to put Haram in your body and then
you say yeah, Allah, Allah.
The Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam told us about a traveler who was on a very, very long trip. And he'd been traveling for a very, very long time. He raises his hands and he says,
You're up, Yara Allah, Allah, oh my lord. Oh my Lord. One month I'm Ohara will Mashallah Boko Haram. Woman de la hora. Was the bill haram fine. I used to jab Allah. His food is hot. His clothes are haram
and he is nourished from hot um, how is Allah subhanaw taala going to accept
his supplication. And so when you are still putting her arm in your body, and then you supplicating that's one of the ways of not having your supplication be accepted. So leave that first make the conviction to look for something that's hard on and ask Allah Subhana Allah for Hello blessings and halaal provisions. Because that's something that's very important. Because when a person commits sins and so forth, you can see the attitude of your children, your family change as a result of the sense and that is why we have to be careful of that. And the law of no mobarak Rockingham law Allah. He was a very, very wealthy person. He was very wealthy, Allah blessed as well. Do you know why
Allah subhana wa Taala blessed his wealth? It was because he was very, very generous. He was very, very generous. So much so that, of course there are many incidents in many cases. He was a person that was wealthy but he used his wealth in the obedience of Allah. He uses wealth in helping others and he uses wealth in providing and giving to the people of knowledge and to the people who are in the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala also
one time, every time every year, every year
He would make hides, or every year he would make, he would alternate, he would make highs for one year, and he would join the Muslim army one year. So he would alternate. This was the kind of person that he was, when it came to any good deeds, he was the first in doing so. And so he would alternate one year, he would join the Muslim army in the, in the forefront. And the other year he would make hives, this is what he would do.
And so he would bring a group of people to make hides. And he would say, give me all your wealth right now all the money that you have, let me hold it for you. And so the people who are joining him, they think that he's holding the money for them. And when they when they need it, he'll give them back his money, okay, we give them back their money. So they go on this trip, and he tells them when you need any money, anytime you need just come to me and I'll give it to you.
Any anything that you need. So all of them, they think that he's giving them back their own money. Right. So they go make hives, they finish hide whenever they need something to buy anything during that trip, or to do anything at all. He would give them the money. And then they all return. But what they didn't realize what the money that he took from from them. He kept it in a safe place in different patches. And then when they came back, he gave them all their money back all their money back and he said the high strip for the whole group is on me.
He paid for all their hugs. And so this was the scholar. This was the scholar. Most people
they think that a person who
who is in the in the masjid or so forth and helping out they have to be poor and things like that.
But in Islam, you have to understand, is it better to be poor and patient, or rich and thankful?
Some of the scholars have said, No, it is better to be poor and patient. Because when a person is in a state of poverty, these patient, he will be amongst the people into paradise 500 years according to the narration that I do. So they use this as proof they said he'll enter Paradise, Jenna 500 years before the rich people.
So the poor people went to if they're going to enter Paradise 500 years before the rich people, then they must be better, right? others have said No, it's not. That's not the case.
A person who is wealthy and is thankful when we say thankful. What do we mean by thankful when you're wealthy and you're thankful? It means that you're generous, and you're helpful towards others. Because anytime you're thankful for a blessing that Allah has bestowed upon you. In order for you to show that thankfulness you spend it in the path of Allah. If you want to show the your thankfulness for your health, then you use the energy and strength that you have in the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So that's how you show thankfulness for what you have. And that's why the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he would stand up, to pray into his feet was one and
when he was asked, by Chateau de la vida has an Allah already forgiving your past and future sins, why did you stand up in such a way?
Because she was compassionate towards them. And the Prophet subtle love said, if a lacuna, ora should not be a faithful servant of Allah Subhana Allah, meaning Allah has given me made me a prophet and messenger, should I not be thankful? by standing up and spending that time in the obedience of Allah Subhana Allah increasing it. And that's why many of the companions when they were given the glad tidings of Paradise, their worship only improved. You know, maybe some of us if we were in that situation or that case, if
the message of Allah said a lot as to what to say to asthma, for example, you're going to be in paradise. You got a ticket in paradise. You're guaranteed paradise. What do you think do whatever you want now, you already guaranteed paradise?
What would you do? believe some of us would place it Yeah, party time.
Party time, the companions they didn't do that. They increase their worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because they were thankful for that great blessing. So it only increased them in the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so
if you want a loss of a hammer, if you want a loss of a handle like that to increase any blessings that you have, then spend those blessings in obedience of Allah and be thankful for them and you think but your thankfulness by doing
So you are, you should spend that in obedience of Allah. And that's why no matter what Allah Subhana gives you then be thankful for it. And when you're thankful Allah increases it for you. Allah increases it for you. So you know every morning I look in the mirror is that the body You're so handsome
Oh Allah just as you have perfected my features also perfect my character. Right? Do you see the result Mashallah.
So be thankful to Allah subhana wa he gives you anyone crease it for you hear Allah Subhana Allah increase it for you. And so I believe normal lotic Rahim Allah
He spent his wealth in the obedience of a loss or loss of Hannah increased it for him. Allah Subhana Allah increased that for him. So sometimes, you know, you hear a fundraiser, right? You have a fundraiser and you see a brother or sister. They raise their hand. What I'll give them 100,000 I'll give 100,000 and so he's giving 100,000 you say Mashallah, you know, if I had money like him, I probably give 100,000 also, see, you see that he had money. That's why he gave no, no, no, no, most people don't. They don't understand. It's not that he had money. That's why he gave he gave that's why he has money.
You don't understand. People think incorrectly. The reason why he has money is because he's generous. And he gave and the reason why you don't have so much because you're sitting there and wishing you had the money, instead of giving. So he gave us why Allah subhanho wa Taala gave him more. And so with the correct intention with the pure intention, Allah some have less as a person's love. Abdullah Rahim Allah. He said,
Alibaba hubby mentioned this in Surah. Allah novella, he said, he said to alpha, while as we laid up in our yard, was a man in Mecca at that time. Imagine Mecca, the time he said la laka was hubback. methodology. He said, If it weren't for you, and your companions, meaning you and your students, if it wasn't for you, and your students, I wouldn't even do I wouldn't, I wouldn't need to do business.
I wouldn't need to
buying and selling things. And doing this. What does that mean? And here's the reason why he is
putting himself in position where he's buying and selling. And doing all the business of he's doing it so that he can support the scholars, so that he can support the students of knowledge. And so that's that was his intention. And one of the greatest ways One of the best ways to increase your provision is to provide for those who study and seek knowledge and those who are
conveying the message of Allah Subhana Allah. That's why a companion came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He came to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when you hear the prophets of us name, say salaallah alayhi wa sallam. So he came to the Messenger of Allah Salaam complaining about his brother, his brother, he said, he said,
to the effect, you know, my brother, all he does is seek knowledge.
And I'm the one that has to bring in the bread, and I'm the one that has to take care of them. And the family, it doesn't seek knowledge.
So you can complain that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam of the Messenger of Allah, so Allah hasn't said to him,
maybe the reason why you're getting money, and you're getting that is, is because of your brother.
It's because of him seeking knowledge that you're that Allah is providing for you. So don't go Don't go blaming him. The reason why you're getting that is, is because you're supporting him. So one of the ways to increase the blessings is to spend it in the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And especially those who are learning the deen learning Islam, Islamic schools, the teachers, the students of knowledge, and those who are conveying this message of La Ilaha Illa. Allah, if you want to increase, this is what Abdullah novatek did. And because of that intention, a lot increased it for him. I mean, how who I want to ask right now who will be able to bring the whole group and pay
for everyone in that group.
For everything in that group, you got to have a lot of money to do so. And so, that good intention also and it was said that he used to every single year he used to give 100,000
Most of us we think 100,000 How much is 100,000? euros? 100,000. Durham's, when you're looking at the prices of silver, that we have now, every single year, he used to give around $2 million
US dollars, so as to how much is that little bit more, right just a little bit more over $2 million
every year to the poor, forget about we're not talking about, we're not talking about the scholars and the students of knowledge. That's something something else. And so one person and also, he also used to look for people who are good, and used to help them provide for them. Now, we're not talking about here, this person is just a merchant here. He was a merchant. But he was a scholar of Hadeeth. Now you might say, How could he do all of this? How can he do all of this? He was a scholar. He was a person who was in the front line. He led to people in hygiene, he was also known for his piety and righteousness, and so forth. How was he able to do all of this? Is because Allah Subhana Allah
blesses a person's time and wealth. And when Allah Subhana blesses your time and wealth, that's when you make use of it. So sometimes, you might think, Oh, you know what, I don't have a lot of time. You know, if you don't have a lot of time, this is what you do. If you feel that you don't have a time, a lot of time in the time that you have is going fast, especially nowadays, right? Nowadays, it seems like time is going so much faster. You wake up in the morning, all of a sudden, you notice it's three o'clock already in the afternoon, or
before you know it, it seems it's the the week just began now it's almost Friday already. Or it's been a month since something happened to me, it seems like time has gone so fast. You know, the reason is because of the
because of us, not being not devoting ourselves in the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala because when we devote ourselves in the worship of Allah, Allah increases our time and blesses the time that we have. You know, Alabama Nova Rahim Allah, He used to, he used to finish one third of the Quran. Every single day, after, after a mother prayers.
After a month of prayers, how long?
How long is it after a matter of prayer? How much time do you have?
An hour and a half an hour, right? An hour and a half Max? An hour and a half? Could you finish all of the buffer?
And then we're not talking about one third of the Quran. So you really would have a hard time trying to finish sort of Baccarat in that time. Right? It would be difficult for you he finished one third of the Quran. Was he beating really fast? No, he wasn't. Why was he able to finish out only all the time, that's after mclubbe only you could finish one third, when we can't even finish. So the borrow the scholars have said the reason is because sometimes loss of have blesses a person's time. And it's not strange that Allah blesses that person's time with his time, even though it's a small amount of time. But Allah Subhana makes it very beneficial for him. And so
he was approached Abdullah robotic Rahim Allah was approached by a man who came to him and said, Oh,
man, why do you give to such in such towns? And you don't give to this town? Why did you? Why don't you give all your wealth to this town? Why are you sending it your money to this particular town? And so he said,
because I look for people who are good, who are known for their piety and righteousness and truthfulness and their zeal and seeking knowledge. And so I try my very best to help those people and so I send it to them. And the if I did not send it to them, because these are the people who are conveying the knowledge. These are the people who are learning the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So if I don't support them, then this oma will be lost.
This oma will be lost. That's why he would send money wherever we were, he would see that people are
spending their time in the worship of Allah and also spending the time in conveying the message and learning the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala and Abdullah novatek Rahim Allah.
He was a type he was a person
that we can learn from when it comes to balancing our time and balancing and how we can be balanced in our daily lives. The first thing you have to you have to realize
any one of us here?
We make that conviction, a loss of Hannah Italic and changes.
I'm Dylan robotic Rahim Allah in one of the
in some narrations I've come to us. He was asked about the time that he really became good meaning of the time that he changed. He said