Tafseer Surat AlKahf #07
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Hello Ireland, and you're going to continue inshallah from a of 40. Today we will get we will conclude the story. The second the second story within certain God the story of the two guys and the two orchards as Harbhajan the team.
And they will recite and show a number of a's that are common that comment on the story. So we recite some of the commentary, the commentary is quite long for this for this story, obviously, because the topic is extremely important, talking about money, talking about wealth, needs, the biggest
influence in the world probably today was back then and probably will be forever locked down on him, wealth and money. So what we've what we've kind of established so far within the story
is that two men and two orchards one has cool and the other one does not one of them, one of them is, as well off financially, quite comfortable, as a person, and the other one is not very comfortable, he doesn't have much.
The story shows us two conversations that happen between these two men, these two friends, and also shows us, one of them, his thought process and what he's telling himself and how he's kind of observing and thinking and reflecting upon the wealth that Allah subhanaw taala has given him. And there was a lot of issues that we are topics that we kind of studied, when we looked at when we looked at it all. But to summarize, to summarize it, and to kind of sum it all up.
The one who was given a lot of wealth, misunderstood what that wealth represented for him in his life. He didn't, he didn't read it properly. And instead of seeing this as an opportunity, from Allah subhanho, wa taala, to do good to do hire, to help himself and subsequently help others as well. He saw this as a marker of his success, personal success. He saw this as marker of his, of his greatness. And he believed that the money he had was something that he deserved, and he was entitled to it. And because he had that wealth, and he had that strength,
he didn't like the concept of accountability that was attached to it. So he lost faith in the idea of accountability. And he distanced himself distance himself from the whole concept of believing in Allah subhanaw taala, in the Hereafter. And that does happen quite often. And quite commonly, whenever there's when a lot of money is running through one's hands, it's quite common that people distance themselves from faith and distance themselves from religion and from Allah subhanaw taala, from accountability in from, and it happens often.
Different reasons causes, the suitor doesn't talk about the reasons because different reasons can cause that to happen. But, but the common denominator is that if there's a lot of money, quite often, you'll find that people not too committed, or they commit themselves to Allah subhanaw taala his message on their own terms
based on their own understandings, in a way that suits themselves not really what ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada had talked about, because with a lot of wealth, or with you know, with money,
large amounts of it comes a lot of accountability. And that dictates upon the person upon someone who believes in Allah subhanho wa taala, and is a good Muslim, to use that to wisely and to use that for hire, and doesn't allow much of a margin to accumulate wealth and just sit down and look at it and enjoy the
just didn't just enjoying it. That's that's not a that's not an option. So it's hard. If you're offered, if offered wealthy, you don't enjoy that. You don't like that idea. You want to have it all to yourself. It's just human nature, you know, we want as much as we can possibly get anyone only for us. We don't want anything else to do be partners, or do we want to share it with anyone. But being a Muslim, understanding the concept of total curve is money is just a tool. It's a means for a purpose. Right? For an end, it's not it's not the not the goal. The end goal is not is not money. Yeah, nice. This is a big problem today with our youth. And I want you to think about this a bit.
Especially if you have kids, or
you're going to have kids grow up in this materialistic world, in this consuming culture, right? This consumerism, culture, and when they grow up within this, this culture, what happens is that they start judging everything based on on money because what they see is if you have a lot of money, you have a lot of things, and the judge happiness and well, based on how many things others have, because you know, teenagers, they want stuff. They want to have a car, they want to have a
PlayStation, they want to have the Xbox, they want the best type of computer, the best phone or the clothing they want. They want everything they can get their hands on and if they've not give it to them. They're not given to them, then they feel that they're not as happy as others who have it. And then they look at the difference between Why does Why do they have and we don't then they
Come down, come to the conclusion that it's money. Right? Now, how do we fix that? Well, unfortunately, it can't be fixed by one person, or by one side of the equation needs to be fixed by both. First of all, we're not supposed to give our children or youth everything that they want. That's not supposed to be how it works. It's not you're not getting this because we don't have money. No, you're not getting because you don't need it. Because it's not the right time for you to have it. I have the money for it. I'm just not going to buy it for you right now. And this has to start at a young age. It's not based upon like, don't tell your kid well, we can't get that because
we don't have money for it. Don't tell your kid that. I know that a lot of us think that's a good reason you can tell your kid is oh, okay, then you understand, yeah, he may understand it and stop, you know, whining for it. But you just you just cause a little problem, you put a little seed of a misunderstanding misconception, because what you told them is, oh, if we had money, I would have definitely gotten for, you know, you probably wouldn't have probably wouldn't be keen on getting him that, that item that he wants, but the question is, or the problem is that if they start associating having things or not having things just based on having money or not having money, then they're
going to see happiness and success, money. And if they see that to be money, then everything they do, the goal is going to become money. And knowledge. The goal is not money. When you learn, you don't learn for money, money comes, comes in life, just like everything else does. You know, marriage is a part of life, maturity, puberty, money, it all comes as you go. As you move forward. You can work you make money, but you don't do things. With the sole purpose of them being very few things you do in life with the sole purpose is money that is only going to serve yourself you have to be doing really, really poorly in life. You have to be living in a third world country where you
and your family will starve if you don't go and work. Alright, in that situation, Fine. Do what you need to only for money, but for example, knowledge, right cannot be attached to wealth. Again, say you study so that you can have money later. No, that's that's, that's not true. Lm is not for money. If you want money, then go do something else. It is not the right route for you to walk down, not only is not going to bring you a lot of money, knowledge if you don't understand what knowledge is, if you don't see knowledge, to be power, to be depth, to be character, to be strength, to be understood to be the ability to comprehend, that is not its own goal, its own entity, then no money
is does this money comes along and like everything else. If you have knowledge, you're more powerful as a person. Hence you can get a better job and you can probably make a bit more money but it can't be the goal. It's a problem of how we think and how we view it. How are you viewing wealth? What does it represent for you in your life? And what is it going to represent for your kids? Is there an amount that's enough?
Right what is what are we trying? How much are we trying to get here? And for what purposes and what are we going to do with it? I mean, if right now you're living a certain lifestyle just because is that lifestyle that you're living right now only because that's the only amount of money you have if you had more money you would have a completely different lifestyle these questions you should think about because they're attached very heavily to how Allah subhanaw taala will judge you for your wealth later on. Like what would you have done? What would you have done if you had more or less what have changed for you
and there is a minimum amount that you need which is basically to keep yourself and your your family clothed and fed right with it with a shelter on top of your head but
beyond that, then what where do we draw the line how do we deal with it so this guy didn't understand it? And we saw how they talked and he explained to his friend you know, I see money to be the marker of success and now federal income and wise whenever I have more money to have more wealth and have more status then I'm better than you I'm just you know why are you stop giving me advice you're not because he was apparently they were talking and he must have maybe given them advice for them you don't you don't have you don't give me advice based on what are you giving me advice I have more money than you and I'm more I have more strength than you you have no you take advice from me
you don't know anything I have more because he yes just when you give the money without knowledge yeah
the target or the goal should be knowledge
Yeah, what I was what I what I meant when I said was that when you when you obtain knowledge the goal shouldn't be money.
Knowledge Yeah, but not is it just knowledge is the goal knowledge see there is a way of thought if you want to get it we're gonna do that and Charlotte when we got talking about the three story but let him tell anybody ever heard of that knowledge? We're not No that's not true. Not for Muslims. Knowledge. Yeah, knowledge is for Allah subhana wa that there's a there's a purpose because knowledge for knowledge is also problematic. We'll come to that inshallah very soon. Knowledge for an AI need to be knowledge also has a problem that surrounds it in the way that you view it in the way that you deal with it. But I'll give you an example where knowledge is a beautiful, has a noble
cause attached to it for most people, at least write it to attach it to money. The only point of it is money, making money. The goal of everything you do is the problem is what I'm trying to get at
Money is a is a is a means, for an end, it's not the end, right? You haven't achieved anything if Oh, I have money now. Okay, now you were given the tool, what are you going to do with this money that you're you're giving the tool, go ahead, show me what you're going to accomplish, what are you going to achieve with that? It's not the end. But for many people is become the end, or it becomes a tool for an end that is very, very trivial. So the end that is going to be used for the with this tool, which is money, it just to accumulate more possessions, is to buy more stuff, to sell my garbage car and get a better one. And none of these things are problematic, by the way, which is
what the suit also explained. The story also explains at the end of it, it is not wrong for you to want to have more money, and to strive to have more wealth, it is not problematic, as long as the understanding and the comprehension of what wealth is, and what purpose it has, is clear to you. But it's not wrong for you to be in a low socio economic status and try to, you know, raise yourself out of it or increase your income, that's fine. And if you have something that you know, you're tired, or is not working properly, you substitute and get something that does that. And there's nothing wrong with it. And this and the first we read today will establish that. So it's clear to you that
the guy who didn't have money, he didn't hate money.
The friend, one of the one of the two men who was doing it having the conversation, we didn't have much wealth, it was giving him it, but he didn't hate money, he just didn't have much of it. For whatever reason he didn't have as much as the other guy did, the other guy had a lot. But the other guy had to miss out on a complete misunderstanding of what that meant. He felt that that meant he was better, he was more capable of, of offering advice. And then his friend, he felt that he had a better a more, you know, a heavier saying and things because he had more money, he was worth more. And then he walks into his agenda. And he talks to himself. And we heard what he said, he loses his
belief in accountability. And he feels entitled to what to what he has.
And he uses money for the illusion of financial security, that I'm secure. Right, that I'm that I'll never be poor, again, it's impossible for me to be poor. No, that's that you never do that. As a as a human being. If you understand the world, you never do that. You try your best to accumulate wealth and to secure your future. But you know, that solely in the hands of Allah subhanho wa taala, no matter what you do, is never going to be because if you start treating money like that you want you can't, you can't be generous by default, you just it's impossible for you to give away wealth. If you're, if you're treating money as a reason, or a means verse, financial security for yourself,
and your family is impossible for you to do any higher. Why? Because you're always gonna say, well, I need to make sure that I have enough for the next 1015 years, when I believe they're going to need enough for the next 25 years, over the next 50 years, there's no much is ever going to be enough. And you're gonna be you know, forever. Cheap. You're gonna withhold wealth forever, because you because that's not how it was supposed to function. I'm gonna give an example here, that may before we start reading, an example of insurance, the concept of insurance, we're talking car insurance, life insurance, home insurance, any any type of insurance, and it exists almost universally now in
the Western Europe. And now it's becoming more and more common and popular in other countries. The concept of insurance Islamically is fine. There's nothing wrong with the concept of insurance is that right now in this room, there's 10 of us here. 15 of us are sitting here, all of us within a certain age group, right, let's say let's say of course, with the exception of let's say we're here between 20 and 40. industrially you can be you can be between 20 and 40.
You're gonna you're gonna
be 2014. Right, statistically, and statistics. And epidemiology is a science. It's not it's not you're not reading any mascara, it's fun journey. It's not it's not a it's not just guessing and it's not a pseudo scientist, statistics is a science, that tells us that only a certain percentage of people between 20 and 40 die, right? Only a certain percentage. The problem with people who died between 20 and 40 is that usually they're young and they have young families and they leave behind them a family that needs a lot of support still. Now, if we all came together and put in every month a certain amount of money, that amount of money was gonna be left for
as in depth
in some sort of
that is a Surah that is a
views are for the right reason. Right? It's not enough to do the right thing, it's more important to the right for the right reason. It's not because we're all we're supposed to have to work with, you do have to, actually, if we understood this not properly, the Muslim community would have more four types of methods of insurance happening for them, we would have different things going on to ensure that our that our brother in our brothers and sisters were taken care of in different difficult situations that could happen to do that. So that is a monument of our token, because we know that there's nothing you really, really can do, that can secure the future 100% That's not how that's not
how life works. If you understand this land, and you understand it, understand that from Allah subhanaw taala, however, the method that is done here
because I don't want it, then it's your right to see you don't want it. And if you accept it, then you then you have the right to accept it as well. But but the concept is important to be understood that it's not problematic is the method is the fact that insurance companies aren't, aren't clean in the way that they function. And the amount of money that is paid does not go towards this proper purposes. And it's used for personal interests. All right.
We've established the concept of financial security, and then it's that it is an illusion. And if you use money for it, then you don't know then you're not then you've already lost to a could which is what this man had done. His friend comes back to him and they have another conversation, this time defense speaking. And he tells it when he gives him advice he tells them Have you lost faith in the One who created you from sand from to rob to being the human being that you are right now? Meaning life went through so many different developments and right now you're studying how could you lose faith in them? How could you look at the world and lose faith in Him Subhanallah without it,
why would How could you do this? But I would never do that I can know Allah huobi
I will never associate anyone with my Lord. What you should have done is when you entered your orchard instead of saying those things that you said and thinking in the way that you thought you should have said Masha Allah knuckle with a level that this is the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala none of it would have been obtained or would have existed if it wasn't for the strength and the will of Allah subhana wa Tada that's what you just said when you walked in knowing see explains your explain to yourself that this is his well I couldn't have obtained that not it wasn't very strengths opponent I wasn't my strength it was his strengths of high no doubt my shallow knuckle within nebula
in Germany Anna cobalamin Gamal and we wonder if what you saw when you looked at me is that I am less fortunate than you have less money now my strength right that at least what you should have said was that my shallow luck with the level Jonnie refer this this wealth in this and
this blessing that you have to the one who gave it to you understand that this came to you through his through his will Subhanallah without it easily could have not been with you and easily could be taken away from you.
Instead of thinking no this will never end
I'm secure. I'm not going to be accountable I'm entitled and you lose your faith that I don't think there's going to be okay I have no reason to think about it Subhanallah All right.
Now this man hasn't finished his percent is advice meaning the friend who was talking you gave us two pieces of advice a still not done so is going to be given the third one where he's gonna say a third statement here. This third statement is important for us as as Muslims to understand the weight and the importance of wealth in our lives. So we start from number 40 Insha Allah suka Ruby let him in a shape on your body
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Virus be so it is very possible
or it's likely not my Lord will do the following I say out of being it's a word that is used commonly in the Quran. And as is a verb that means something is likely to happen very likely to happen. So if I said it'll be it also has the concept of of a wish or of or of a hypothetical situation. So if I saw it'll be a UTI near Hiram in genetic
it's likely that one day Allah subhanaw taala gives me a Jana better than yours, meaning an orchard that's better than what you have. Now he could be you know, the city or two groups when they when they study this part of the of the surah. Some of them see that what he is saying what's going to happen is here and dunya and others see that what he is saying what's going to happen in the second is going to be Philadelphia, you're welcome. And we should do what I side with.
And I think to be much more likely here.
Yeah, so he's talking about love.
It couldn't be seen as draw as well. Right? It could be seen as draw as well. If I said it'll be but I I'm not sure like there's still you'll see when I when we explain it, you'll see that it couldn't be drawn. It may not be drawn. Why you think it is or the what he's saying right now but I think it is, is that he's explaining to this man. The facts of life really? That look okay, you have money now and I don't, but I'm doing clay in way more than you. So what's likely to happen is on the Day of Judgment, I get your tianni Hiram min genetic that I'm given as reward something way better than what you have right now. Well, you will see that
If I told you, we will see that on your on your orchard we will say that he will send upon it for span and the word husband has a very specific word and has very important meaning. It comes from the root Hasakah right. And Spanner means that something that was destined something that was destined to happen, so he didn't say we will see that alley Hopper event or you will see that alley Hellfire button that he will send upon it the some form of destruction, he said
And I suppose means a piece of destiny, a piece of destiny. A part of destiny is that me?
Hadith of the prophets of the mycelium and Allah Azza
wa Shain, Allah Who, and there's nothing, nothing in life will become strong and I and I admirable and excited to bring it done. It just just, it's just the fact of life. Nothing is continuously forever sustainably great, right as good days and it has bad days. And this is just how history works. So what could happen? Because right now I'm poor and you have it, but you don't know that's not how life works. You're using your your money as financial security, you're thinking about it in the wrong way. But you see, time doesn't doesn't support your claim. What could happen, what's very likely to happen is that I'm given one day something better than what you have, and then time or
destiny or the natural development of life will be sent upon your agenda.
It's been a mystery, but trust me how so I Eden Zelicah. For Eden, the word siete is used for a piece of land that has no ups and downs.
So there's no trees, there's nothing in it. It's just
flat Zelicah Arabic means if you slip in Salah kacheguda slip so that it's so flat that you slip on it, there's nothing on it, I mean, even the even the soil is not you can't plant anything in it. It's become people have been walking on it back and forth. So long now is become flat, you can slip on it almost you can skate if you like because it's useless. And if you ever seen dirt, soccer fields, you'll know what I mean.
There's nothing you can't do anything on it. Like even after they change. It's no longer a soccer field, you still can't do anything because the Earth has been pounded for so long that it's useless.
So if you make it out here or is he explained, I believe that he's explaining to him, because the nature of this man is not one of Venge of wanting to take revenge. Because if he was, then he wouldn't have come back in the first place to his friend, and he wouldn't have let him say to him what he said to him to begin with, he wouldn't give him with the advice. Rather, it's more of an explanation. See, this is what happens brother is what happens. Time moves on. And me the poor guy who you don't think is worth anything will change. And I will not be like me like that forever, maybe in this dunya maybe in Africa, right. And the agenda that you have right now is not going to
stay like that forever. Maybe not in your lifetime. But very soon, it'll change. You'll be resurrected on the day of judgment, and you'll look at it, there'll be nothing left of it. Nothing, nothing stays forever, stop using stop using your wealth, as means for you to have the illusion of financial security. Stop using a rose as means for you to lose your faith in Allah subhanho wa Taala stop using it as means to be arrogant and look down on people and just stop working for the sake of one stop using the world for that because it doesn't stay anyway. It's it's temporary and it moves on. I know dammit, the lady come I was out at the lake right? It was, you know, wealth was
permanent, then it wouldn't have ever arrived to you. It would have stayed permanent to the person before you what you're owning right now was owned by someone else before you. If you go far enough back in history, it was owned by someone who's probably not even related to you.
So why are you why are we acting as if this were only here for 100 years is not what we think permanence is 100 years. That's
the amount of time so if you're really lucky lived Janya. 100 years where you're totally functional, because the first 15 Don't count in the last 10 Don't count either.
So you have to leave at least 125 to get 100 years where you live. So let's say the state for 100 years. We know today that if a business lives for 100 years, they celebrate like crazy. If a country lives 150 years, they you know they make a big deal about it. It's not easy to live with that long. It's just the nature of how things work in this world for us as humans and for everything that's alive and just this other globe is nothing JSON stays. So what you should understand is that instead of looking at this wealth that you have, you're allowing it to elude you. Right, it's showing you a mirage, that is not cool, that is not true. And you're losing perspective because of it yet, it's
only here for such a short period of time just just as you you're letting it you know, obscure your your understanding and comprehension of things. You've let it change your perspective towards Allah subhanaw taala towards your life, towards security into equity and towards everything that matters a success and how you're supposed to deal with other people in your mind and your purpose of life and your obligation towards your community. You've lost it all because of because of government more wealth. So it's just a fact. He was he was happens is that the one that you look down on today and say, Look, he has nothing and he's worth nothing. A day will come where he has better than more than
He will outrank you specifically the one who looked down on him specifically you look down on him, you will outrank you, and you will look at him and you will find that he's better than you in every way and you will not find
A field where you can say, Oh, well I'm better than him in that because that's how we justify, you know, especially specifically, if you live your life, always comparing yourself to others and that's your focus and you want to be better and that you know, in a worldly manner, then you're always gonna look at someone if he's if he's wealthier than you and you look at other
parts of like, Look, maybe he's not as knowledgeable Oh, he doesn't know much so I'm better than him Could I know more? But if he let's say he has more money and he's more knowledgeable well you look you know, maybe his maybe you look for an ethical problem maybe he doesn't practice in a certain way oh, look, he doesn't know what to pray for. I know sounds I'm better and you keep on looking for ways to say that you're better to be honest people like that. Once they hit someone who was better than them in every way they'd get depressed and they stay depressed for a while or they become very very jealous. very jealous, and they start working towards others actually tried to bring them down
or they tried to find they make up a flaw something stupid something that's not even a flaw. Just make something up. Well he says that this is halal or haram he doesn't believe some some simple thing in Islam that doesn't really matter. He knows it doesn't matter. But he can deal with the fact that
if you when he's telling him you look down on me, you think I'm less than you because you told them I now cattlemen Cumberland wise enough to know that don't don't tell me anything. I have more money and have more kids. I have more status. I'm better. So be quiet. So we did. You know, you don't know life doesn't work like that one day, I'll have better than what you have hired on Min jannettek better than your orchard. Not better than all orchards no better than yours specifically, meaning you don't know it's very likely that Allah subhanaw taala makes me outrank you in every way. And then you have to accept that you're less.
Why, why this because you weren't, you weren't supposed to think like that, in the beginning to begin with. You're not supposed to let money be the measure of success. You shouldn't allow money to be the reason for you to think you're better than other people or less than other people for that matter. Money is not it's not the indicator doesn't mean anything. So you have more money, that doesn't mean anything. Or if I have more money doesn't mean anything either. It doesn't mean that I'm better or you're better to cut. I'm a bit Taqwa being better or less is a matter of piety. And that's only Allah subhanaw. Taala knows about that. So we're really live shooting in the dark here.
So maybe we just put away our guns.
Because you don't know, you just I don't know. As far as I'm concerned, we're all equal. Maybe if you want to be on the safe side, well, everyone's probably better than me. That way, you're on the safe side. That way, you're on the safe side, y'all everyone's doing better than I am. And hamdulillah Inshallah, I will benefit from my friendship with them, and your milky Mo. If I am at this level and show they're better than me, and they take me up a bit. Why should I pull people up and show people pull me up? On the Day of Judgment, try to benefit from as many people as you can. Maybe that's being selfish, but being selfish for the long run, being selfish in the long run down
in the short on the short one.
But this is what happened to this person. He misunderstood. So I don't believe so. Yes, you could be understood as drunk. But I don't think it's, I think it's more of him explaining to him. Because it's a very clear concept you don't know. And then what you have for us because it has been and is what gave it away to me. The word for Savannah and has a very specific understanding. It means a piece of destiny,
a change of destiny, where you will see that he will spend send upon it, you'll see that it has been a minister destiny from the sky something that it was destined to happen to it one way or another. And then it goes from being fruitful and prosperous, and beautiful, to nothing. Could it be?
Could it be the unbelief?
Exactly what probably it is, which is probably what he meant here that if you're, if you're thinking about it, like no, I've calculated everything. There's nothing that can happen to my orchard, you can't do that. If you understand, if you're a Muslim, if you're a human, if you're an intellectual human being, you know, that's impossible. It's impossible. You can't calculate everything. You just can't. The margin of error is too large. You can just try your best and to work it out.
So that I ever gonna read now
is going to show us the wealthy guy. It's a snapshot of what he something happening to him. Now, like I said, some scholars believe that to be happened to him in doing it, just like his friend told him that this is very likely that that would happen and like so stop thinking that way, stop acting like that. Understand what money is there for it to begin with this stuff. And some people today, scholars said it happened your piano. I started with that more. Some people have wealth and it stays with them until they die. They never lose it. But the loser.
You think when they're resurrected, they don't want to have the same amount of wealth. When they come back to life, you don't think that they would like to still have the same status and the same importance? Of course they do. But they come back to life and they watch it disintegrate in front of their eyes. And they watch it fall to pieces and nothing's nothing's left and got to sit there. I'm just thinking that I based my dependent. I depended heavily almost exclusively upon that piece of wealth that I had. And then when
You watch it fall to pieces. Now the thing that depended upon is no longer there. And it's very hard to it's very hard to function. It's very hard to to make sense of life. It's very hard to find security.
So we're gonna explain the concept what he might be 30 He fell smell how you leave hookah fi Cafe
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say we let you have it for us as well. And the word if you were to continue through citation is going to be happy. And there are other citations that seem helpful and making up an adjective to. But for us it's for this era. It's Lila Hill happy so Nikhil. Well, he'll help me if you're continuous, whoever you want
we're here with Emory. And then he was surrounded.
He was surrounded by the fruits of his of his orchard. As the as it all fell to pieces. And here's what I think is your milky knickers health on this summer is one of the things that happens on your milky. And what happens is that the trees will drop their thema meaning all the fruits will drop from the trees on the Day of Judgment. So basically, he's there. And he's watching. He's watching as as everything is falling to pieces as the world that he knew that he lived in that he identified with that he felt he had some control over right start to fall. And nothing you couldn't control anything. And his fruits were now underground. Probably too early for the time that they should be.
Oh, hey, Toby, somebody's sitting there, you can almost see him by his everything's falling, hitting the ground ruined. As the trees are being destroyed. Everything is going just take me to being taken out fell somehow your calligraphy, your job is to turn in coffee here. This is the cuff the palm of the hat. So it's an Arabic figure of speech. So when you're regretting something, or you're feeling loss, that is about how you can label coffee, right? You feel like everything you did was for nothing. It's all gone. Right? So he's sitting there falls behind he starts doing this.
As he watched his watches with his own eyes, everything being destroyed
while he hauls here to other OSHA, how he had two incomes from the concept of Hello, which is something being empty from the inside. So the crust is still there. But the inside is empty is complete emptiness there's nothing
is emptiness from the inside. Right. So and this is why this is why I'm trying to I think it's gonna happen your milk and because you're gonna care about these these concepts happen then Allah subhanaw taala allows simple things to be left of the world but all the actual everything is taken out from the inside. And I OSHA allows LaRoche or trellis is basically where the it's when you have vineyards, right? So there's a trellis where the where the vines would go up and they would so they can move in different directions and the grapes would kind of fall from under. So how are we to allow rucious empty from from within his trellis his meaning maybe maybe the stock is still there,
but there's nothing left inside of it. It's dead. You can still see the remnants of it, but it's but it's dead. Yeah, cool. It is going like this looking. He's surrounded by the ruined fruit. Every tree is empty from the inside. It's destroyed houses dead. And he's feeling the the regret of that move.
Men who will yell at me I wish we should, it can be a bit harder. I wish I never associated anyone with my Lord.
Well, it could have could have happened in dunya very easily, right? Or this could be a moment of your gamma based on the two that come next. I think it's the almost gamma, but it could be here in dunya. Either way that the lesson is the same. Either way, the lesson is not going to change. But it's just important for you to understand that this is not why I focus on that, it's important for you to know that this is not telling us that everyone who has a lot of money doesn't believe in Allah before he dies in the lose everything. That's not, that's not a lot, okay? That's just not Allah, He never, he never promised that Subhanallah Donna, that's not what happens if you were, if
you live on Earth, and you read history, you know, that that's not the, that's not the case for a lot of people, a lot of dictators, you know, live and die in their wealth. And they don't actually, you know, they don't, this doesn't happen to them. But it happens to all of them. Annual milk IAM, they all have to deal with this on the Day of Judgment, they'll have to finally understand, you know, wake up to this reality. Because I'll say that, you know, we all pass away and shot after a long life of good deeds.
When you die, and you wake up again.
You expect when you're back on the same place to have something they are waiting for you, you still you know that your life is still somewhat the same. And what you worked for still exists the wealth that you had still there that the status that you have you hope for that at least because if you wake up, there's nothing there, why did you wake up, it's gonna be very scary. So they wake up and ALLAH SubhanA allows them to see the disintegration of everything that they had, they get to watch it and see it. Why? Because if they had lived their lives, depending on that, building their self image and self worth, on the wealth that he gave them. Well, that's gonna go away right now. That's
going to end right now right here. Hopefully, you build your self image and self worth on something different. Hopefully, you built your confidence in who you were as a person, not on money, on wealth and on possessions rather on something a bit more profound. Maybe it hopefully you built it upon the relationship you had with Allah subhanaw taala the good deeds that you did, maybe you build it, built in Inshallah, on the use of the money that you had, what you did with it, rather than what you accumulated for yourself, which are different things for this man. Oh, he taught me to marry him when it was destroyed. He just sat there feeling totally empty. The act of emptiness. I have
nothing. Everything I had, yes.
he mean? What he spent on it? So he's feeling regret on every penny that he spent on building it? Right. So this kind of even makes it a bit more. He's like, okay, because like, I think I lost I missed that. He feels regret on every penny that he spent on making it because
in fact, it is both the money and an effort and emotion and time and thought and everything that you can have. But but it it strengthens the concept that to him, the orchard was not a tool. It was not a mean, it was a goal. He spent wherever he had to make it what it was, because that was his goal. His goal was to possess it, to have it because it meant something to him different than what Allah subhanaw taala wanted it to mean to him. So he spent on it Allah, he put his time he put his money, he also put his hopes, right, he also spent his hopes on it, hoping that this was going to be his salvation, this was going to be his security, this is what he was going to need. And this is going
to be the means for him. Or the reason for him to be a better than others to feel accomplished more than others to have a better a better life better status. And when it was gone, he had nothing left. However, the Muslim he might even feel puffy he'll Muslim but the Muslims
spends for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala whether from his time or his money, or his effort, his emotions or any of his knowledge, he does it for the sake of Allah, there's no there's no actual thing that you can destroy it. Because it's infinite because it's how you because it's goodness, that goes to him subhanaw taala and He preserves it for you. So whatever falls from this world, isn't it it's not going to make a difference.
because I'm coming from something in Africa, that's through it or by it or Oh, I mean the Arabic the actual.
So in Africa che meaning if passed away or died,
that that's what was so unfocused is very different than Africa very commonly when you add when you take a three litre route, and then you change and you add you make it a four letter word route. So you change it you add a letter to it, and sometimes you can make them meaning the opposite. So Amphicar will be different than Nevada.
But they do share a concept that something is is
Have is passing away or leaving or dying off for something else. So when you number two, in fact, when you spend money on something, you are fixing the thing that you're sending the money towards, but your money itself is going away. So it's as if it's dying. So the concept is still there, meaning something being depleted for something else. So whenever hail and have an animal dies, so it passes away, but it's, it's depleted, however, it will go back to the earth, and then it will become a benefit. So that's the concept that exists in the route noon. Cough, right? But but the words are very different than their usages. We'll load data on that said linguistic concept that we will take
But what I want you to pay attention to here as well, is that what he says at the end is, I wish I never did shirk. Right. That's, that's what he said. I wish I never performed *can My lord, right. Yeah. Where's the ship coming here? Right, whereas it should have come in here? Yeah. Well, I told you that his friend told him like, I thought, did you lose your face? He told me you lose your faith in your Lord. Yeah, yeah, exactly. It should have here was the money. You see, when money is built, when wealth is built up high enough, it starts becoming a tool, it started becoming, it's obviously becoming a meme for accomplishment, it becomes something that you associate with Allah
subhanho wa taala. He said, Well, that's impossible.
If you understood telecoil, when I explained, it won't be too weird to you. You see, if you you're supposed to depend upon Allah subhanaw taala. If you stop depending upon Allah, you depend on your money, then that's a form of shook. That's a form of check. It's not open. It's not public. It's not something that you will stand by. But it's a form of shared within your psychological understanding of what Islam is to begin with, or who Allah subhanaw taala is to begin with for you, when you depend upon something more than you depend upon Allah subhanaw taala, or you equalize it with Allah subhanaw taala, then that's, that is, that's what I told you. Whether you have insurance or you
don't have insurance, that's not the problem. The problem is, do you depend upon Allah subhanaw taala. And only Allah or not, if you do, it doesn't matter what we offer you as to help you out whatever forms of social
togetherness that we are financial support that we show each other doesn't doesn't make make a difference if you, if you in your heart depend upon Allah subhanaw taala. And if you don't, you'll always find something else to depend upon. You'll always find someone else to depend upon besides Him, subhana wa Tada. In this example, he was given extra money. And he probably wasn't like that before. But when he was given the money, he started to shift. He shifted his dependents from being upon Allah subhanaw taala. Of course, knowing that he has money, and he's doing the right thing, making the right choices, growing his money keeping enough for his and his family, but his
dependents went from being upon Allah subhanaw taala slowly to becoming upon his money that he explained it in those words, when he spoke, he displayed that he he feels entitled he feels he's never gonna go away. He has social insurance. Having that Social Security, the illusion of Social Security is a form of, even though it's not, it's not a public one. It's not an open one. But it's a form of just like when you do something for the sake of someone else, if you pray in your home, it is not just for Allah subhanaw taala there's somebody in it, there's some, you know,
a concept of showing off or showing it has some shape, but even though it's not openly shared. So it seems like it's a very thin line,
let's say for a rainy day.
Good. Sure. What was your question? Oh, yes. equating that to like our modern day when somebody loses their job? Yeah, you know, they're all awesome. All the time. Right? They get their job again, and then forget about it every day at nine to do look at our sale, how much calculation? Okay, no, that's what I was hoping to get that question. All right. So how where do we draw the line?
So this is why the whole story, the whole point of this story, or this story coming in this story, specifically? Because this as I, if you remember, the point of it was talking about how you building societies, right? Why do you have both? What's the point of it, the point of it is to build
is to build something for people is to build something for the group is to build something for the community for the society and civilization you're a part of, that's the point of it. When you have more money than what you need, right? Then you start using it for that you start finding ways, you start finding ways to put it by to pump it back into the economy, economy of your society or community to help build with it. If you save money, and you're saving for yourself, that's not a problem, as long as you are not depriving yourself or stopping the effort that you should have to help others. But that's where you draw the line. As long as you have some contribution to your
community. As long as you still see that the wealth you were given, shouldn't be used to help the society grow, then you're fine. Even if you're putting away money as long as you're using it for that. The problem with with putting away wealth or accumulating wealth is when you stop contributing to work due to the place you live in. When you stop actively trying to help within the ability that you have to actually help. That's where the problem is when it's when
If you're putting away wealth to the point where you're no longer contributing positively towards growing the economy of the community that you live in, that is where you draw the line, that is a personal draw drawing of a line, meaning I don't have a number I can give you no one has a number do you can give you to be honest, there is no number that it's not did not offer a number no one no one did the prophets Allah said, No, did anyone ever offer a number. But as long as you understand what money is there for me, you understand why Allah subhanaw taala is giving you money. And you understand that a portion of it is for me and my family, for my expenses, what I want to do in my
life, and a portion of it needs to be put back so I can help my society and my canoes and you're good. But it's when accumulated putting away aside for a rainy day is stopping you or depriving you from actually
giving back. That's where we draw the line. Unless, of course, you are, you know, barely making it. Unless, of course, you just you know, you're barely getting through the month, you don't have any money and trying to put that's a different story. But beyond that, you start, you start to see, it all comes from the view of money that you have, meaning how you understand it, what what does money represent for you in your life, if the understanding of my comprehension of the concept is clear, then this is not going to be a problem. But if it is not, meaning you still you still don't view it like that, then it's always gonna be a problem. Because nothing's ever going to be enough. And
you're always going to be if you're using it for financial security, that's what you want. Well, okay, explain to me what type of financial security for how long do you want to be secure financially, for how many people what is financial security to you anyway? What amount is enough? I mean, what is you need to make sure for what for your kids that they have a college education that they get married, they have, you know, a house and a car and you want to take care of their kids as well. It never ends. It never ends. Because what about the kids have their kids don't take their care of them as well, okay, but more in the bank, then they'll never end. But as long as you just
understand that you respond to people, you're responsible, you take care of them, and you put your best effort and making sure that you can look forward look in the future for you plan properly. For them. You're saying that money is supposed to be used for the community, you'll be you're gonna be fine, because you gonna keep on pumping it back in, which is the point the problem with this guy is that he didn't it was his unfair coffee, right? The guy said that he put money into it. He didn't use it to put into the community, he put his wealth into it to make it even better to serve Him and only him. When you say well, what about, you know, we always depend upon our money.
dependence is a is a is a mental issue. dependence is something you feel or you think about.
And that's something that Muslim takes time to revise in his life, he revises it a lot. You're supposed to always or continuously think about the concepts that we brought up today. Meaning does this money actually offer me financial security? Can I actually depend upon it, meaning, there's nothing that could go wrong today and tomorrow, that would almost deplete my bank account immediately, and put me in the need of way more for a very long time. Is there nothing that could happen right now that could throw me into the streets, me and my family, or make me or make me in need of financial Of course, there are many things that could happen. And because many things can
happen, my dependence is upon Allah subhanaw taala whenever he sends my way, except, and this money is a gift from him subhanaw taala that allows me to function a bit better in my life, to get better things into and to help others. And that's how you view it. And that's the that's really the bottom line of how we're supposed to be this yesterday in our consumerism, culture. And the way that we you know, we have a check. At the end of each month, we started to depend upon waiting for that check. So it gets into the bank go so you can find it, look at it and say 100 more and feel better about yourself. That's not haram to feel this. But you always need to revise, not to always go back to the
basics. You're making
major changes in yourself when you are trying to give others Exactly.
Yeah, well, and when you look at the prophets of Allah isms, lifestyle, and then teachings, you'll find that there was two different things a bit to a certain extent, you don't find that in his life. I saw somebody tweet what he does what he teaches, but when it came to money, he didn't leave anything in his home. He would always come back with nothing and he would make sure that his he lived the simplest lifestyle amongst all the Sahaba and had the least number of possessions within his home when he died he left nothing for his kids. However, when the Sahaba came to do something similar he would tell them know what kind of home now he and saw you handsome Liza them, he would
tell them no directly and clearly do not commitment. How do you how do you? Yeah, and yet I had to come what I said to who be in Ireland, Ireland, and yet
I looked at him this is like a phone and so I think it's like a fullness. Meet the Hadith means that for one of you to pass away, leave money for his for his inheritance for his children is better than he spends it all for the sake of Allah and that leaves them with nothing. They have to go ask for wealth, and when Sahaba would come and bring him like sadaqa for for son
When he was asked me for would ask them, What have you left for your family and they told them, you know, nothing, he would send them back with half the wealth or three quarters of the wealth.
And he would tell them, if you're going to write our CEO within your inheritance, you want to write somebody to, to a family member or someone to a friend or something, then don't go do more than third, leave the rest of it for your family. So the prophets, teachings was no, you have to be smart with the way you deal with money, but don't depend upon it never depend on it. dependence is a mental problem. It's something that happens in the heart, in the mind, nothing to do with what you do. You some people could have millions of dollars in their bank accounts, but they don't depend on it, their token is fully on Allah. and other prominent person could have 10 bucks only in his life,
and he depends on those 10 bucks, he's dependent on the small amount of money, it's really, it's really doesn't, the amount doesn't do anything here, if that's a choice you make as a Muslim, right? But how you measure it is very simple. As long as whatever you're putting away, is not causing you to fail in serving your community financially, then you're good, put away whatever you need to put away, prepare yourself, you have a plan, prepare money for that place. So you want to start a business, that business needs this amount of money, you put away that amount of money, went to build a house, that house needs this amount of money, you put it away, this is all fine. But it's not
depriving you from the ability to build, you weren't for you, you have a cap, you are not going to continuously accumulate because there's no there's never gonna be enough that you don't use it. You don't use this wealth that you have as means for for security for financial security, and you depend upon it or you depend upon Allah subhanaw That is basically what this story teaches us. It is basically what this story is saying. And this man, you know, the friend, the good friend, the poor friend, and actually told them look, nothing stays as is. Nothing stays as His people change. I implore today, I may have something better than you ever hated. And you destiny will come to you.
It'll take away what you've got. And there'll be nothing left. And that's how it is. And it happened to this man. Whether it happened to him in his life, or happened to him. You'll note the AMA doesn't really matter. But there came a time where he sat around because he depended upon that wealth. That was the only thing that mattered to him.
All his hopes
he bargained his his bet. He bet on that. And when that failed, when he's well filled, he was left. He basically basically with nothing.
I after it, what am tickler houfy, attune young, Soluna hoomin dunlea. And yet, and there was no one with no group, there were no friends. There were no associates, who helped him or aided him right?
Away from Allah subhanaw taala besides Allah subhanaw taala wait for them to show that.
He wasn't against having more of both. He didn't hate having more walls. No, maybe one day I have more wealth, maybe. But you need to understand that that happens. That's how life is that what you have today does not protect you from changing the difficult difficulties of time. And the changes of time. Looks like if I don't have much now that things will change for me. Don't get depressed and lose hope things change. And if you have a lot, that doesn't mean that you're immune, you're immune from the changes that happen in life. That's, that's not what money's there for. It's just a gift that Allah subhanaw taala gave you use it well. Use it wisely. Use it properly, know that you're
going to be asked about it, you'll milk piano, that's all it is. It's not means for you to make sure that you're going to be totally safe in this world for that forever and ever. That's that's not that's not his function. That's not what it's here for. Right? It's just there to to aid you. So for him, he said I wish I never associated anyone with ALLAH. I wish I didn't use money for that. I wish that I had actual a proverb to read. I didn't fall in check. But what I'm here to know sooner whom in lunula even have a group there was no policy that granted him victory or aid because of what he did. besides Allah subhana wa Tada. Well, mankind I'm going to say, but he did not find aid and he
did not find victory when he studied. I think and this is why I think it's more you're milking Allah because I'm I kind of went DaSilva and he was never going to find at he didn't find it. Right in dunya. That wouldn't be that's not what usually you said, because he always has as the possibility to because he had he said this and dunya right, it would have worked for him if he said Yeah, 18 electric. And this is basically a Toba from him and he's fixing his ways but the Quran doesn't offer him doesn't offer that's all on what they're talking about is happening to him dying on the day of doesn't have a lot of data on and that's what I believe it to be. Who now Lika and this is going to
make it even clearer who Natick on that day on that moment, where all the illusions, all the Jonnie the Mirages of what wealth is and what statuses and all of that goes away when all that is left is the truth of what ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada Yanni commanded and what Allah subhanaw taala promised to nonagon that the malaria to true protection and to and true alliances and true strength. The different meanings of the word malaria Lilla Hill Huck are for are exclusively for Allah Subhan
I'm tired of the truthful and help to beautiful name, one of the names of Allah subhanaw taala is righteousness and help his righteousness and it's also one of Allah subhanaw taala those names, because he is the truthful, because he is the essence of what is truth, because he is the one who dictates what is truth. And because he is the truth, subhanaw taala in a, everything that that word encompasses, from different meanings. On that day, the only protection the only Alliance, the only aid, the only strength will be from Exclusively from Allah subhanaw taala, the truthful, who are higher on forever, he offers better reward, why you don't talk about and he offers better end
results allottee but what is the end result of something and I'll keep it to whatever is going to happen at the end. So he offers better reward, right for if you persevere and if you're patient, and he also offers better and results. Meaning and I love the Word doc, but here is one of my favorite
Because the end result for someone who sees money to be his ticket out of fear and his reason or his financial security, right? You know, we're all looking at the end result. We want to know at the end, we're going to be okay, right at the end we're going to be okay. So when you depend on money or depend on Allah, the end results getting better for me if I depend upon Allah subhanaw taala. If you rather you, in contrast to you, or someone else, depending upon as much money as you can imagine billions and billions of dollars, I'm talking, he owns countries, he bought down your whole country and the move everyone else is closed. And yet, depending upon Allah subhanaw taala gives you better
end results, it's a better way to get an end result.
And you sign it, it's a beautiful little, because that's what money sometimes is used for. And this is the problem of this guy. He thought this was going to give him a better end result had if he depended upon his relative, you're dependent on what he had, then things were going to turn out better for him. It's all about the turnout, isn't it? So right now your life right now, or you're worried about right now, your life you're we're fighting you're you're you have some food in your stomach, and you're healthy, you're breathing fine. It's all about the end results. It's all about how it's gonna be 20 years from now or 30 years from now or 50 years from now. Whatever it is that
we're thinking far down the road or trying to fix things for ourselves and our families.
Allah subhana wa Tada the truth,
the essence of The Truth, he is the one who offers better reward for everything you do. And he offers a better end result. It's a better package. Basically what the is saying it's a better package. The deal is better depend upon Allah subhanaw taala not upon your wealth, use the wealth for what he wants you to use it for. View it the way he wants you to view it, you'll get better word, you'll get better and results. Use the money for something different. I see it differently, deal with it differently. And it won't. What will happen to you is exactly what happened to him. Well, he taught me 30 He calligraphy may not in dunya and this is important I think that's why I
like to function focus a bit on being your multicam because yes that's the you're lucky you live throughout this life as you know let's say your end result I want now I need to make sure that I live the 60 years and total financial leisure and the luxury Okay, fine. Go do that. But when you come back again then what?
When you come back then what
then what you need to do? Oh you didn't you didn't think that far down the road did yeah. That part wasn't was it wasn't planned for properly. Because then you're gonna say oh, I'll just go back to my you'll be destroyed. They'll be brought down. And you'll sit there
Yeah, Latynina we should be had I wish I never I never associated anyone with ALLAH. I wish my dependents and my belief and my sense of security came from him subhanaw taala not from what he gave me. From her from him Jalla Jalla from what he offered me then you'll take away not from the Mirage the temporary wealth that didn't actually stay with people before me for it to stay with me. That's why the end of it. When I'm tickled Ophelia there was no one there to support him to aid him to stand by him when he opposed Allah subhanaw taala and you didn't find aid and you never found victory from any other sources on that day. True. Protection, true strength through alliances true
aid comes from only Allah subhanaw taala the troops
who are hired on Ebola Haven Akbar, from him comes the best toward it from him comes the best end result better than depending on anything else. That is the end of the story of
Sahibi agenda theme, and inshallah we'll start next week will be the commentary. The Commentary on that story is very, very rich yet and very beautiful and you'll find a lot of meanings within them. If the story itself didn't give you clarity on wealth and yet to come will give you clarity on and give all of us and show a lot of clarity. There is a there is a small possibility that next week I may not be here I may be another one