The Islamic Personality – Episode 33
Channel: Abu Usamah At-Thahabi
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Muslim has a religious obligation and responsibility to make jihad against his knifes and try inshallah, as regional by allows permission is tofi. He wants to be successful in trying to adorn himself with those things that the Quran and the Sunnah have instructed and invited people to be a part. So today's Hadeeth if a person understands it, and he applies it, it becomes that much more easier for him to navigate through this dunya that we explained about his reality about two or three Hadeeth ago.
He said something a lot while he was sending what was collected by the Imam Bukhari and Muslim so this hadith is the highest level of a hadith in the dunya. So the Muslim he knows that remember, Bukhari put this hadith in his book, as well as lmm Muslim Carlos Alomar when he was in La Serena and Catherine Toronto were lacking in Medina, Guinean knifes he said being rich, wealthy is not that you have a lot of money, a lot of property. That's not what it is to be rich. He said being rich is having contentment as relates to what you have in what you own. So from the Islamic personality is for a Muslim, to look at those things and law has given him and he or she finds contentment and
enjoyment with what Allah has decreed and provided him or her with and he doesn't have hasit and have jealousy and envy, and he looks at what other people have. And as a result of that he gives them the evil eye. As a result of that he puts evil inside of the hay that lies given someone else. Because he is an individual who is doing things to damage what allies bless someone with and we mentioned before the man came and say God also law Tell me something that I can do that will cause a lot to love me and tell me something I can do that will cause the people who love me. He told him some of them love wine he went on it was sending them if you want a lot to love you for one a lot to
love you. Then have zoekt in the dunya Don't be a person who is in this dunya and you're in it as if this is what you have been created just to do and that is to get the doing in the queue accumulate they're doing it is that if you do that if you have Zoot in the dunya you have a status system you don't go overboard, then allow will love you because you realize Allah created you to worship Him. He didn't create you to worship the dunya was in the dunya
he said and if you disregard shukran if you disregard and you forsake what people
Have what people own, then the people will love you, they'll respect you. Because they see you as a person who you want to be their friend for a lost cause and only his cause not because of what they have and what they possess, you want to know them, because of the religious connection that you have with that individual, they know that their property is safe from you. So people are going to appreciate you. As for those people who we know, are scheming and conniving, and planning, night and day for your destruction, people are not going to like that individual, even if it happens to be from his own close relative, there are those people will skim and scan it day in and day out for the
destruction of other Muslims, due to envy and jealousy. If people come to know about the existence of those people, they're not going to like them. But if you are an individual who you meet people, no matter what they have, no matter what they don't have, you're the same. You love them for a lost cause in a law seat. And you deal with them based upon that. And because of that,
so this heavy one is trying to tell the Muslim get a proper grip on understanding what what happiness is and what being rich is. So understanding what being rich is we have to understand that Eliza gel is the one who is rich. And he has established that that no matter what people own and possess, like some of the people who we know the word how much is not in their vocabulary. I'm not going to say that they own mansions. And Bentley's, I'm telling you some of these people own private islands, they have islands, they can invite all of us and the private plane and we traveled to the private island that they own.
That's rich. But that's not the real richness. That's what the prophet was explaining in this hadith. So the true richness is the richness that is with Allah from Allah as names as he is, honey. Honey, you can be Abdu alleghany, the slave of the one who was self sufficient, who was not in need of anyone as he's setting up ferrania even NASS and tumoral for para la, Allahu Allah, new Hamid. O mankind. All of you are in need. All of you have appeared for Tara, all of you, even the richest man in the world. All of you have foot karate compared to a lot. And Ally's The one who was selling honey and Hamid. So the minute he informed us about the reality of the doing in today's data says
not about that. But he said, yo kiama, the richest man in the world is going to be brought for the one who Allah gave the most money. Allah knows best who he is. But he didn't do right. This particular man didn't do right. He did evil. He did evil. As a result of that he will be dipped into the Hellfire and he will be asked, Did you see any good in your life? He's gonna say well, law, he, I haven't seen any good in my life, with all of that wealth that he had, what he ate, what he drink, what he drove what he slept in, slept on, all of that stuff. He had the high life that he was living, when he's dipped into the knot of jahannam. He's going to be brought out and say, well, la
he Ivan seen anything, that wealth is not going to be of assistance to him on that day. He didn't use it properly. And then the one who had the most difficult circumstances in the dunya
I shed denies bullets and he had the most difficult the poorest man you can think of he will be dipped into the jungle and he'll be asked Did you see any poverty in your life? any difficulty? He's gonna say? Well, lucky. I never saw any difficulty because what I had to go through that poverty to get to Jenna, that thing that I had to do it was worth it.
So the believers individually understands Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one with all of the wealth allowed to describe themselves through sending the Quran and Allah who were Zaku to Mateen Eliza Rosa, Rosa, and wasn't
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creation from this mahalo cut what they needed.
And to give the people an idea of the level of Allah's riches, so many Ayat of the Quran, will allow him more Kusama YT will, To Him belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, everything that's in it. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa it was sending them and the Heidi philippou cielo, and whether Kuma Hara Kuma in Sakuma Gina come combo, the sorry the noir hit for a loony
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Allah sending that Hadith, a cosi supanova, to Allah, if all of the human beings from the first human being Adam, and to the last person who is going to be creative, if all of the human beings from the first of them, and the last of them, all of the gin from the first of the gin into the last of the gin, if they all stood up in one empty plane, all of those human beings and all of those jinn, and every single one of them acts the law for what they wanted. And the law gave each and every one of them everything that they asked for, not the person or the gene asking for one thing, what do you want, I want this and that, and this and this, and this, and this until you exhaust
whatever you want, all of them x Allah what they want. And then he gave everybody what they want it. He says to hollow with Allah, that would not deplete or take away from his kingdom. In the same way, if you had a pen, a needle, and you put it in the ocean, and you took it out of the ocean, you're gonna have some water on that pen. But the water that came out of the ocean that's on the pin, didn't take anything away from the vastness of the ocean,
didn't take anything away from the vastness of the ocean. So that's a sign that's an indication that's a proof allows Hannah with that is the one who is and honey. So therefore, someone who was sitting here, I don't know, you may be a doctor. I don't know. He has more money saved than anybody else. He has 200,000 pounds saved up.
And he gets money.
He has no right walking around, thinking he's better than other people. Because that doesn't mean that he's happy.
And we just performed Hajj, and we perform Hajj with a group of people who have money. They're not like many of you students, you don't have to pinch to squeeze together like this many of you, you don't have to pounds, some of you, some of these people are making a lot of money.
And we went to Hajj with those individuals. I always ask the doctors always your doctor, yes, that means you have a lot of money. And you don't have any problems, right? All of them say No, that's not true.
That's not true. Everybody has problems. Everybody has challenges. So having a lot of money is not a sign of a person being happy. Happiness is an individual, whatever Allah has given him, he finds contentment with a knife to make this very clear. for youngsters who are in school in the university in high school, I told you a million times, we want you to make something out of yourselves, as Sam doesn't want from you, me to mediocrity? No, we don't want you working in Burger King. We don't want you flipping burgers. I want you guys to be able to get degrees and become professionals, and do something for your lives and your immediate family and the Muslim community. Don't take it like this
and say, while that Heidi said, I should just be happy with being a bum. No shouldn't be a bum.
You have to make something out of yourself. But the Hadith is saying, Don't be an individual who equates
happiness with money. No, the cliche is true. More money, you have more problems you have, the more money you have, the more problems that you're going to have. So the people this omit from those companions rather than alone and whom they used to be a group of people who the money was in their hands, and it was not in their hearts. It was in their hands and it wasn't in their hearts so they can give sadaqa so they were not you know people lost sleep over what decisions were being made as it leads to their money. So the Prophet sallallahu it was said to them as relates to a human being, he is the richest person selling a lot when he was selling a lot is the rich honey and everyone is
in need of a loss help his provisions as it relates to human beings. There are a lot of human beings that have passed that had a lot of money. Mike the man that was with for
a while I mentioned in the Quran, that the treasures of the keys the keys to his treasures too as well. He used to keep those keys in a treasure chest and it would be difficult for a number of strong men to carry the keys of his wealth. So what about his wealth? From what they say today is a man from Africa from West Africa from man his name was Mansa Musa. They said that he was the richest person that ever lived. He was a Muslim used to travel and bring gold from Mali all the way to Mecca is do a lot of stuff for the people who are poor and who are in need Rahmatullahi tala la
all of the wealth that these people
these people, Bill Gates, these people like that all of it, it doesn't guarantee that you're going to be a happy person doesn't guarantee it.
So the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he was an orphan. He fell in love what he was sending them. He wasn't rich at all. But Allahu taala mentioned in the Quran, some favors and soda to do ha, lm big deca team and for our what was it a curveball. And for Heather, what was your deca Elan for Atlanta, then we find you Mohammed, you an orphan growing up often weak, weak. In the Society of Mecca, you were in a position to be oppressed. We found you like that. And we gave you protection, Allah gave you companions and gave you a religion and did not find you a stray and a guy that you are right, meaning he wasn't practicing Islam. So a lot of what he was sending them, and a lot guided him to
this religion and made him and may be a natural source of love when he was sending. So him being a stray means here, he wasn't a Muslim, he wasn't practicing Islam.
And then we find you weak poor, you were in need, you were in need. And I enriched you. So that I clearly establishes that the Prophet sallallahu was sending them he was enriched, he wasn't enriched by money when he died some love when he was sending them when he died. His is weapons of battle. He left them with a Jewish person as collateral.
He left his weapons with a Jewish person as a collateral. He took something from the Jewish person said I'll pay you at a later time. But you take my weapons as collateral. Rich people don't do that. Some of the love while he was sending them, his weapons of war that he mentioned about it, do a recipe,
the road roommate, my sustenance has been made under the shape of my spear, meaning he will go out and spread this religion, and he will conquer the lands that he was given down to when people fought against him. Some of it was setting them. So that very weapon that his provisions come from was with a Jewish person. And yet a lot made him the richest person because his richness, some A lot of it when he was setting them was in his heart. It was his contentment, his connection in this relationship that he had with allies with Joe. And by default, his relationship that he had with the rest of the creation, some of the love while he was setting them so this idea one is important you
understand? this hadith is similar to many of the other Hadees that show us people have an understanding of something that may not be the Islamic understanding. And Prophet Mohammed used to always clear these issues up Salalah when he was setting them, so he knows that that people think being rich is having a lot of money. So you want to make it clear, no, this is not the case not in our religion. Having a lot of money that is a form of richness. Prophet Mohammed is not negating that sallallahu wasallam it would be ludicrous for Muslim to say Bill Gates is not rich because Prophet Muhammad said richness is being content. Bill Gates is rich. But this Hadeeth is talking
about the richness that is the true richness,
the true richness. So he said to his companions at TED, the Runa men and Morpheus, the you people know who the
person is. They say yes, the one who doesn't have money, and he doesn't have any property. And that's a person who's bankrupt. He said, That's not the bankrupt person for mountain. The bankrupt person for my alma is the one who come yomo piano, he hit this one, he lied on that one, he accused that when he developed his blood, he did this into that and they're gonna have to take his good deeds. So he's coming up on without any, any currency, no good deeds, no. hessonite. So he clarified what was in their minds. Some of our brothers, youngsters, some other people were into working out and lifting weights and trying to be strong. And that's from the religion, right, because we dealt
with that Heidi, and movement otogi
mental life, the strong believer is better and more beloved to a lot than the weak one for so many reasons. So the person is working out, he's lifting weights. Brother Mohammed, again, explain something that people misunderstand, especially younger people. And then we have this culture here in Birmingham amongst our Chabad people shooting themselves up without any supervision, working out the shooting all kinds of steroids that you buy off of the black market, you don't know where that stuff come from doing all kinds of irreparable damage to your bodies. Now, I'm not saying
steroids are haraam and this religion but you need a doctor to be telling you what you're doing. You can't be in the locker room amongst you know your friends shooting each other up with steroids.
He said something about who it was sending them laser
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he said he is not the strong one, the one who can out wrestle everyone.
A guy who can out wrestle you beat you up. He said, He's not the strong one. He said the strong one in our religion is the one who can control himself when he gets angry.
So the guy has a lot of muscles.
You have a big neck, bay and veins popping off all over the place. But when it comes to being gentle with his wife, with the children with people around him, he can't.
He has those raise those easy's he has those those rages sometimes caused by that story. I want to I want to I want to make that point clear here. I'm not saying anabolic steroids. And I'm not saying that's wrong. I'm saying Don't be foolish, and buy that stuff from some of these third world countries, Eastern European countries on the black market. You shut yourself up with that. Because you understand having a bunch of muscles popping out over all over the place is a sign that you're strong from Mohammed said making this issue clear. being strong is not the one who cannot wrestle people. The strong one is the one who can control himself when he's angry. So he used to do that and
that's what he's doing in this particular Heidi Tadasana love what he was selling them see I had to Mattie and Jihad fie sabini let the you know what tourism is
a car, how do you know it tourism is tourism to the people is going to Egypt. And looking at the Sphinx. Going to Jordan and looking at one of the seven wonders of the world Lake Victoria and Uganda going to see the wall there in China going to Kilimanjaro, that's tourism for a lot of people. Prophet Mohammed said the tourism of my Ummah, is a Jihad fee sabini that the correct jihad, the correct jihad, and that the Muslims travel, not to waste time looking at what fell on built with the pyramids. They traveled taking this religion to the four corners of the world. So this Hadeeth of him saying some of them love what he was selling them, that richness is being content. He's
talking about true richness. Tada sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a dunya, mata hieromartyr and Mara to solea. He said the dunya is provisions things that you own. You own a phone, you own two, three pairs of shoes, you own your clothes, you own your hat, you own your car, you own whatever you own. He said that's what the doing is. The doing. It is a number of commodities and possessions that everybody owns. He said the best thing to own in the doing it is a righteous wife,
a righteous wife, because she's going to help the situation. She's going to help his situation in terms of worshiping Allah and just just being a decent person making the struggles as it relates to this idea of the resource on love while he was on it was setting them. There's a similar Hadees like it Rasul Allah was with that companion who was known for his Zoot Salah when he sent him that was none other than Apple Safari. He was a companion that for the dunya he didn't take the dunia at all. And he was on a high level of zoom, to the point where he wasn't the easiest person to always get along with. Because the nature of people is that they like the dunya
that's the nature of the people xuejun and anass herb Boucher, what Melanie savage been in has been made alluring and beautified to people, the love of children and the love of women is something that's natural from the fitrah. That's from the fitrah.
Abu ver he was not on that. He used to despise the dunya and he used to criticize people. He was kind of tough with the people, even with the companions rub the alarm. As they began to defeat the non Muslims and wealth started coming to the Muslims. Abu Zubaydah refused to get caught up into that and used to give advice. The Prophet said to Abu Salah while he was sending them a terra casselton man who will who will healer. Do you see? And do you believe if someone has a lot of money, he's rich. I will vote to say yes. He said what about a person who doesn't have any money? Do you see that as being poor? He said yes.
Prophet told him some of the law while he was selling them in the Marina. Remember,
we're in them and Fokker Fatah.
Verily richness is the one who has a rich heart.
And poverty is the one whose heart is impoverished.
And it'd be used to make dua and ask a lot to protect him from wealth that would punish him. And that can mean a lot of things. One of the meanings of wealth that can punish a person is the way he has to go about getting it. He has to work like a donkey, like a dog a chromosomal lot. He got to work hard for that money. Another meaning of being punished by as well is you can't trust anybody. Everybody's trying to rip him off even his close relatives and want to steal his money.
They want to steal his money.
People have a lot of money as I told you one time, they can't eat food because they don't trust a chef. They don't trust anybody around them. He acts Allah protect me from that. Having a lot of money, he told us and told us some of the love while he was sending them around the line. Having a lot of money is not being rich richness is when you have a heart that's rich. impoverished is a heart that is impoverished, the one who is going after and he puts himself down. He just wants to make money. So he's still money. swana make money by hook or crook. He has no principles. He has no kelemen His Word is nothing. Nothing. You give him some money to hold, he's going to steal your
money is going to rip you off. He'll wrap the message in the name of the mission. He'll go out and and pretend that he's getting money for Muslims in Palestine, Muslims and Iraq, Muslims in Syria, Muslims over here in Kashmir, he'll put those
those cans in local stores and people give their change. He'll come and get at the end of the month, and that's his money.
That person is faqir, because all of that wealth is gonna come back. You gotta be responsible for that. People are in position this semester. People are in position to still have money. They still have money for the car. They still have money that people give on Friday. Still the money's panela and they steal the money from the Muslims steal the money from the pilgrims stealing the money. That person is *in
someone getting the opportunity. He has money. It's well, it's not his. He wants to keep it. He takes that and gives it to the people who deserve it. Look, I found this three four or 501,000 pounds. Someone left in my taxi. That guy has been enough's go to sleep at night, not being a thief.
And that's why the nebia of Islam into sallallahu alayhi wa Ana and he was sending them in Canada dounia agbada me he just john Luffy. Now who will be here with Gemma Allah who Shimla who will attend to a dunya we're here rahima from incarnate dunya. Bara, me
Jalla la rue, beignet or federal Cali he Shimla who, when I met him in a dunya, illa makuti Bella Who? Anyone who his main goal and his main objective is the hereafter.
He's trying to go to the Hereafter, please Allah, every movement is an era when he's quiet is an era. He has the ability to say something back. He has the ability to swear to curse. He has the ability to make signs with his fingers that you know how he's feeling. He can get up and do something you could do that. But his goal and the objective is the hereafter and his moving. And his being still is still movements. He's thinking about the hereafter not talking because there's no faith in what he's going to say. So he remains silent. He said anybody who they hear after is the main goal and his main concern. Allah will put his richness in his heart and allow our bring his
affairs together. And the dunya will come to him despite itself in spite of itself.
He doesn't have to work hard. It doesn't have to be a slave to the dunya. What's been written for him is going to come to him and it's going to find him and the one who the dunya is his main goal in concern. So he'll steal the money.
He'll steal the money, he'll gamble, whatever. However, wherever this is his case, he said that allow will put poverty right between his very eyes.
And allow would make his affairs dispersed and scattered. And nothing's going to come to him from the dunya, except that which has been written for him. So the Hadeeth 20 is an important idea of the newbies on the law when he went on it was sending them, encouraging us making it a shad and toji inviting us don't equate being rich and having a lot of wealth with being happy because it's not true. And you'll find in this culture of the millennials right now, they knew this from a long time.
And they just keep reinventing the wheel. One of the most popular shows with human beings are those shows like Pimp My Ride, where you want to see how nice people's cars look, shows like
when they show you the mansions that they live in, and they take you through the tour of the mansion, people love those shows, they love them. People who won the lottery, how they live, and after winning the lottery, these shows resonate with people because many people were poor, they look at that. And that's what they equate as being be happy is not the case. All you have to do is look at the enemy. Look at the Internet. And look at those people who had a lot of money in their stories on the internet. Like that man was real wealthy. And as he was dying his money couldn't couldn't buy him the things that he needed to live. He just wanted something simple like to be able to live be
lifted on his back. So he can just look out the window to be able to appreciate what was outside many, many stories like that. And look at the many stories of the people who won the lottery. And then after winning the million dollars 2000 $10 million sofa saw all of the drama that came into their lives as a result of that.
So then he had an option Southern law when he was seven. He was asked a question, do you want to be an OB who has a kink? Like Sulaiman was a king? Do you want to be a nebby? Who is a king? Or you want to be a real soldier who's just a Russell? He said, I want to be a real soul. He didn't want to be a king. He's going to be raised up with the foot Tara yomo piano sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I just want to repeat and reiterate and make it clear for our youngsters. There is no way it should be understood that you want to discontinue your education in the secular world. Nope. What I tensa no ceiba committed dunya Do not forget your portion of this dunya weenie Chabad who are professionals,
we need sisters who are professional. Everybody cannot go to Medina this study Mecca wherever people want to go overseas. If that's what you want to do, man I helping give you the Baraka and the TOEFL to do that. But we don't want anybody believing this Hadeeth and other Hadith similar to it, are encouraging you to drop out of life and drop out of the race. This idea if you could put it with the Hadeeth we took already selling lighting and sell them in Alibaba, that's a million he man. He told the people and by data, not being a person who goes overboard with what you wear and what you eat, and being you know, extra extravagant, but that just being a regular person with a regular phone.
A simple modest person, is what this hadith is referring to. So if you brothers have any questions, you can put your questions for we shall live that can in the come shape. Before that though, we have our brother who has been accepted to and Medina another one of the brothers hamdulillah one advise that brother when he goes to Medina, keep his head down under the radar, get focused, you have a lot of the Quran and hamdulillah already, just stick with the balance people were over there and stick with the reason why you're there. You're not there to be policing people's IP than what people are doing. You're not there except to get educated in your religion. So keep your head down and stay
with those brothers who are balanced and avoid that people have the * done and that people will Hulu they shape doesn't like that when he doesn't like this one. He doesn't stay away from that. So waste of time, and it's going to be a distraction for you and your toddler. Remember that Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu It was said that anyone who goes out in a path to get knowledge Allah will make easy for him his path to gender by doing that you remember that? Okay, honey, if you guys have any questions, you can put your questions for that cannon come shake.
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