Hadith #16 Charity, Honor, and Humility The Divine Metrics of True Worth

Abdullah Oduro


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The importance of charity in increasing wealth and reducing risk is emphasized, with a particular emphasis on honoring oneself in formal settings. While there is a hierarchy of morality, it is ultimately based on one's ability to humble oneself and produce good behavior. The speaker emphasizes the importance of not overestimating oneself and not overestimating one's own abilities in achieving good behavior.

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On the authority of Abu Huraira are the Allahu Anhu that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said charity does not decrease in wealth men knock us out so the cartoon min Malin well masa de la Hua, then the AFF when Illa isn't? Well man I tell all by I had done lillahi Allah for Allah, Allah Who charity does not decrease wealth. No one forgives another but that Allah increases his honor. And no one humbles himself for the sake of Allah but that Allah raises his status. The first point is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam speaking about baraka and Baraka basically means, a lot of higher from that of that is minimum is something that is not that much, but a lot of good comes

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from it.

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And you really, the human being naturally really wants that from money, investing in something to get more in return. Baraka is exactly that to where one gets a lot from a little. So when he says charity does not decrease wealth, this is something that is so profound, because the way he said men opposite sadaqa, to men, man, that charity does not decrease wealth, because charity is giving something away and not wanting anything in return, you as a future husband, that you are the primary provider, you will think to yourself, if I was to give money, it's going to take away from the money that I have for my family, or the money that I have for my investment, but rather in Islam. Charity

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is a spiritual investment, when you give money for the sake of Allah subhanho wa taala. And don't want anything in return. When you give to an organization or to people that are less fortunate. organizations that deal with less fortunate people. You know, they're in impoverished countries, they don't have food, they don't have water, they don't have resources. And you give and don't want anything tangible. In return. That is the essence of sadaqa of charity.

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And that is beautiful for a man that is a leader. When your family your children, see you give charity you as young man, if you have jobs now, you know you're working part time, full time, take a certain amount out, to give to the masjid, to give to any organization, whether it's a monthly payment, and you make your initial intention, Oh Allah, this money that's taken out of my account every single month, except it from me for really, that is the reason I'm doing it to help your creation. So charity does not decrease wealth. It's an encouragement for you to give charity and to know, mathematically speaking, we don't rely on that the numbers in this particular case where we

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don't rely on what we see. But give for the sake of Allah. The second is honor, where do we really want our honor from because when we say the word honor,

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that is a result of values. So whatever you value, that is where you will find your honor in so if you're, for instance, you value a gang, you're in a gang, whether it's a formal gang, or whether it's your friends that have organically become a gang, you have your own rules, you have your own laws, or what you may think is good and bad, but it's based off of someone from the past or someone that's still alive human intellect who may be the leader of that gang, right? It is not based off what Allah subhanaw taala has legislated. When you find honor from that that honor is call center that honor is deficient because it may not coincide with what Allah sees as honorable, sometimes you

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turn away. Some you know, you don't violate people, you don't steal from people. And sometimes not all the time, you will find this with gangs, even though the origin of the gangs is brotherhood and protection from being oppressed or from future oppression. Islam has a mechanism for that to where the man does not ultimately need that gang in order to

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be too old to have a lot please with him. So if you value Allah's pleasure over everything else, that's where you find true honor, and in reality, in reality, talking about that which is real, and that which is really takes place in in our existence, is true honor is what Islam says is true honor. And this ultimately goes back to what do you view as good and evil? Who is the one that determines good and evil? From there, we determine all of their qualities, who is the one that determines what's honorable, and what's not honorable?

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So when we look at this, it's humbling ourselves for Allah subhanho wa Taala before anyone else is the true meaning of Islam. When you find honor in what Allah says is honorable, that's when you humble yourself. That's when the Prophet SAW Solomon he says that no one forgives another but that Allah increases him in honor. forgiving someone overlooking their faults but not forgetting what they've done to you don't fall in the same hole twice. You know, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the Muslim is not

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stung by this in by the same hole twice, you forgive, but you don't forget it as a man, if someone was violent to you or violated you or did something like that, you forgive them if there's a relationship that is cordial, and that is the relationship can be established from, but you don't forget, if someone that valid you bullied you in the past and they see you they become Muslim as a man, you want to be violent to him or oppress him because you have a level of power or strength. You don't forget what he's done. You may even address it. But if he'd become Muslim, you have to overlook that and don't oppress or violate him. That takes a level of self restraint. And a man is

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one of self restraint.

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Regardless of what masculinity promotes his alpha in regards to women and dating, so when we talk about honorable

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you know, you know, forgiving someone, again may be seen as weakness may be seen as weakness. But when you look at what masculinity promotes, and we see what's promotable masculinity today, we don't use that as a rubric for determining what is honorable, or what is alpha, or what is strong, whatever the case may be. And lastly, why does status matter? And who, or what do we value we kind of talked about that earlier, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying, No one forgives another, but that Allah increases them in honor and no one's humbles himself for the sake of Allah, but that Allah raises his status, humbling yourself for the sake of Allah. You know, when

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you lose in front of people, when you lose a match, when you lose a competition, whether it's academic, physical, whatever it is, you humble yourself for the sake of Allah, when you're praised by people, you humble yourself, you praise the other person that loss against you. That is a sign of honor and character. And that's masculinity because you trust yourself and your abilities, but you're humble enough to refuse the position to refuse the praise. And an even better than that you give it to someone else. That's an honorable position. That's humble. And that's what Allah subhanaw taala once from a man to be a master man, may Allah Subhana Allah bless you all. Salam, Aleykum

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rahmatullahi wa barakato