Tafseer Surat AlSaba #08

Adnan Rajeh

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2018-10-07

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The speakers stress the importance of following Prophet's teachings and following their will in order to achieve success in life. They stress the need for individuals to research and let their choices, and for individuals to continuously strive for safety and security. The speakers also highlight the importance of giving oneself personal and community opportunities, avoiding cluttering busy schedules, and investing in their communities through books and initiatives.

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little bit. I mean, while most of you were sitting America, maybe in a Muhammad Ali was like his main okay.

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I hope you're enjoying swiftserver. I am I enjoy, I haven't done it. It's one of the stories I haven't done many times only, maybe only a third time, whereas in the deceit for it. It's not a very widespread story that people seek out that I've seen before. That's why I like choosing it every once in a while, because there are superstar studios. At the end of the day, there are studios that are sought out in terms of meanings way more than other studios.

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It is not one of the most I will get guff, we did cuff a while back up because of the majority vote. And I've done kind of at least you know, 1015 times it kind of is everyone wants to go through to see now this was like that

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is not one of them. It's one of the stories that kind of

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people don't read that often and don't understand the meaning of it. And I think it's very, it's a very deep sutra. And it's really important in for us as a community understand. Again, just a quick reminder, from zap designer, this whole cluster of Surahs are very important. They talk about a very dynamic

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and critical concept in Islam, which is submission, which is the actual definition of what Islam actually means for you to submit to obey ba when you I know you've heard it a lot. So we just kind of brush it over that whatever. Yeah, we have to do that. Think about it. You have free will. You're the only thing on the planet that does you're being asked to give up your free will to his free will Subhanallah that's a big question. I'm asking you to give up your freewill. You should you should have a problem with it. Like naturally as a human being, you should have a problem with this. The first when you first hear it, you shouldn't be like No, I'm not gonna go give up my freewill. And

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then you find out who Allah subhanaw taala is, and you're like, Okay, if that's what Allah is, then yes, I should give up my freewill since he's the one who granted me my freewill to begin with that should follow His will subhanaw taala. So it's a big question to be asked. And it's a huge answer to offer. And it's not something simple that we should take lightly. Because if we do take it lightly, that means there's something wrong with us as human beings. If our freewill is something that really we're willing to give up easily to anyone, at any point that means there's something wrong with you like you don't you don't seem to cherish was what you should definitely be cherishing in your life

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more than anything else. It's not about what you own, your possessions. It's not

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their status. It's not

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where you where you live, or who you know, it's about your free will. Freedom isn't that what this country and the countries in the West have were built upon? Isn't that the thing that we you know, Mel Gibson screen at the end of Braveheart. Freedom is what he looks forward to a freedom. Everything is about this about freedom, being able to make a decision, if you want me to do the right thing. That's fine. But I had to have the choice to do the right thing or the wrong thing. But I don't have the choice. Things have changed. Now. If I actually don't have the choice, that's a different, different dynamic. We there's no, there's no two ways about it. There's, there's no

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there's no lying about it, either. I have the choice, or I don't make that clear to me right now. So Allah Subhanallah made it very clear, you have the choice, do what you will, I won't talk to you about it until you're dead, you die, you come to me, then we talk about it. I won't interfere now, because of my fear. Now, I'm touching that cherished and sacred part of who you are, which is your ability to choose freely. But a part of being a Muslim, is choosing to give up your will to his will subpoena without and the issues that he made clear that he wants you to follow this what being a Muslim mean, saying I have my will, but once it country indicates the will of yours. Yup, I give it

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up, and I accept your will. That is a huge decision. That is enormous. And most of us think we've made that decision. But we really haven't. Why? Because we just haven't put the input at the point where you're being tested.

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I'll give an example.

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You and your dad, he wants something just so happens to be you want the same thing? Right? You want the same thing, just talk to me. So it's easy to do what he wants, it's easy to get along with him. Totally easy. Why? Because just so happens to be that you and him both want the same thing right now. Now when you want something he doesn't want, that's when we find out if you have been invited in or not. At that point, it'll be clear that there's no big deal what he did when you guys are getting along.

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Doesn't mean anything. Of course, it's easy to get along with someone who agrees with you on everything. But anybody that shows when we disagree when your father is oppressive or he's not feeding properly was not you helping you or whatever you disagree with him on Sunday. That's the same thing that appears with Allah subhanaw taala that our relationship with Him. It's easy when what he wants to Pano dad happens to be what you want as well. It's easy to follow. But when you want what you want is not what he wants. This is where it matters. And that's what we studied. So that told us that see, it's hard. It's hard not to do this. It's hard to do that it's so good. All

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the difficulties with dies out of how difficult it was for them to follow the will of Allah subhanaw taala in every way. So it talks about the same idea.

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But it looks at it from a communal perspective from from a society that society submit to Allah as well. And society submitting to Allah is a bit more complex. To get more difficult. It's not as easy so it's clear clutter.

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A clear cut. There's a bit more goes into that. And we were given examples of the kingdom of Doda, sorry, Malema Salam, and how they were granted continuity and granted prosperity, because of the fact that they followed the will of Allah and in the form of submission that they had was sugar was not wasting the NEMA was using it for hyperinflation was sharing with with us with others. And then we got to see Saba who did the opposite and how they failed. And then we had a couple of debate points where the Quran showed us how we're supposed to view the societies that disagree with us, and how seeing it like that is a part of submission is a part of obeying Allah subhanaw taala, following

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Allah subhanaw taala as well. I always find it interesting that the sutras are talking about submission in them we find in ohea, Kamala, who then ofI Berlin will be this will this is very unique, we don't have many of them, there's gonna be six or maybe five or six and the Quran kind of sporadically put, and it's here, it's sort of, it's either you or me who has guided or completely misguided this, how we speak to those who we disagree with, is what we say, you know, you're doing your thing, I'm doing my thing. I'm listening to the Quran, you're not, that's fine. One of us is wrong. One of us is right. One of us is one of us, is Hoda, let time prove it, let let let time be

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the judge between us, right? Isn't that exactly what but he might have been an Arab Guna, to have to have been unable to see Allah subhanaw gather us at the end of time, and then he'll make the judgment who was doing it right, and who was doing it wrong. Actually, even more than the collective

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wareness around that time alone, you're not going to be asked about the mistakes we make, we're not gonna be asked about the mistakes you make, or what you would do even more than that, then when would I use that we're not, I'm not gonna be held accountable for what you do. You're not gonna be held accountable for the mistakes I make. See as almost as a Muslim community, all we really want is the ability to practice to submit to Allah subhanaw taala the way he wants us to submit to Him, it's not our interest in forcing others to do so. has no interest in being in continuous and constant conflict with those who disagree with us. If you disagree with us, you're part of a community that

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doesn't want to live the way we that's fine. Do your thing. We'll do our thing. And we'll see who who's more prosperous? We'll see who has we'll see fruition comes to whom? Then who's gonna who's gonna make it? Isn't that what the point of following Allah subhanaw taala is for society isn't the point of a following the will of Allah subhanaw taala is to come to a moment of achievement or success. If it's not, if following the point is going to bring you that the web two things are there, Allah, Allah designed it so that you would follow him and fail?

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How many people here believe that?

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Okay, it is that what Allah subhanaw taala designed for you, he designed for you a book that if you follow, you would fail as a group or as at first, not what he designed for you, as an individual. And as a group, you are definitely going to succeed, the best type of success and the longest and the most continuous type of success in both this world and the hereafter. So that's not then that then the other option is that you didn't follow it properly. It's one of two things is going to be there. Either he designed it for you to fail, or how she did it. Of course, that's not that's course that's not that's not the point at all, is that maybe you didn't do it, right. So even when we're

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talking to people, it has to be you know, you do your thing. We'll do our thing. Why? Because if we do it right, we won't have to have a theoretical argument about this. We won't have to do I don't have to sit down theoretically, convince you that what I'm doing is better. I will practically convince you to think better. When you will see it with your own eyes, you'll see how the community that followed this way is much more prosperous is much more successful. It was achieving more and yours is not?

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Isn't it sad? When we look at the reality of the day and age we live in? When you think about the actual reality like what's happening happening, it's couldn't be farther away from what we're just learning. That's why I think that's why it's good stuff. It's not one that we explain too often. Because people explain it don't know what to say, because it's talking about hold. Something that we don't we don't see is not in existence right now. This was revealed to the Prophet. So I said just before he went to Medina, just before you just as he was getting ready to do, so it's always gonna try to prepare him, you're going to start a community. This is what you need to know, the two types

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is what your narrative has to be. This is how you're going to do it. So the prophets I said was given that

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another other chapter after that, when we read, we saw the concept of leadership within communities, got to see those who are up ahead of the stick model, and those who still believe we're the ones who are followers and how to milk the AMA. No one is exempted from judgment, just because you follow someone just because I told you so doesn't make it okay for you to do it. You came and asked me something. I'll give you my answer. Now you have to carry that. You got to say, well, I asked him and he said, It's okay. No, no, no, you can't you can't throw that back at him. You can't come and say no, no, I need to stop. He told me no, that was your fault. It was your fault. Don't listen to

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me. So you're gonna be there. What should I do? What you do is you should ask those who know more than you. And then you have to think for yourself, because you're going to carry the consequences of your choices yourself. It's your life. It's your freewill.

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You will do what you want to do. And this is a very scary part in the Quran, it is very scary. Because the Quran, you know, reinforces this concept so many times, your time and time again explaining to us that what you do is your choice, you can ask, you can consult, you can go for a photo, whatever you want to do is fine, you can do your research at the end of the day, do what you feel is right, because you're gonna have to carry it, you're not alone. You have to stand there and explain and this is sort of a very scary example, how they sit down how they argue with each other, the leaders and the followers within a community, right? There will be there has to be a part of a

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community. Now they're arguing with each other saying, You're the one who were the reason I'm calling it No, you're the one who you're the reason that you're there, guys, I know you're gonna plot it against us for so long, and try to change it to play manipulate facts, so that we follow you. And you did and you and you succeeded in manipulating the facts in that

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macro lady when you're spending nights and days manipulating facts so that we would follow you? Yes, we did. That means it's not our fault. No, it's your fault.

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You shouldn't have been manipulated. Why wouldn't you? Why would you? Why didn't you see through the lies? Why don't you maybe research this a bit more? Why don't you take time in question what you were hearing why? It's easy to sometimes lies are convenient. Right? Parents do this all the time with their kids all the time. They don't want to believe that their son or daughter is doing something wrong. So whatever lies are presented to them, they'll believe. And these kids will grow up doing horrific, horrific things, the press know nothing about. Because he chose to believe a lie. Just show it to people like that they were willing to see things for what they were they weren't

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willing to question a bit more to go deeper. And I see it a lot. And it's scary. And I see people with their friends and I see it with their spouses. And I see that all the time. Where I just don't put don't believe lies, because once you do, it's not going to exempt you from the consequences. After after, you know,

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it all hits the fan. After everything is ruined. Right. You can't come and say, Well, I didn't know. Or he lied to me or she liked me. It's just such a weak defense in Dounia. Rarely does it work. Rarely does it work. Yeah, there's a there's an Owen documentary that I watched a while back. I like documentaries. I think you should watch that more documentaries and less movies and stuff because they're more beneficial. It was very interesting. He was talking about the wife of Pablo Escobar. You know, Escobar, when the known drug dealers in the world. He's one of the biggest drug dealers and his wife. It was very interesting because they interviewed this lady and he talked to her. And

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her argument was you didn't know what her husband was doing.

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I just thought that was so stupid as an argument. And no one believed and just no one you know, it's hard. How can you? Where do you think all that money was coming from? Did you never you know he owned you hide houses all over the world and your own billions of dollars. You didn't know what your husband did? Businessman but I didn't know what he was doing when he mean didn't nobody traded in. How could it was a it was a that you were eating? Gone two inches in length was haram

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should shouldn't shouldn't go the way the introduction the husband be interested? Shouldn't this kids be interesting? There's no one thing. There's no narration that we have, that the wives of the Sahaba would tell their husbands.

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Yes, I will be furious killer. He will go and make make your provision but have Taqwa of Allah. In the middle. I have real awareness Bureau either Henry jahannam. But we have Taqwa because we can tolerate the heat of hunger, like know that we burned your stomach. But we can't tolerate the heat of jahannam. So don't bring us haram just because we're hungry. Bring us Hello. And if you can't, then fine, we'll spend the night without food. Now, of course, I don't think that maybe those people still exist. I hope they do. But you know, raise your daughter to be in your son to think like that. Because that's how we're supposed to function. That's what we're supposed to think it's a different

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way of looking at things to begin with. You are held accountable for what you do. Don't act like you don't know.

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Just because it's not happening beside you doesn't mean just not happening. And you're still involved. Somehow that's that's the downside of this era to me, is not the materialism. The knowledge. Well, that to me says the knowledge is just that we know so much. I don't know what to do with everything I know. I really don't know how to behave with all the information that I have. I'm I'm

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baffled. I'm just standing in a spot with too much information. I don't know what I've done it all. Like the old days. You didn't know it was happening in China. I had no idea. There's no way for you to know and if you knew it was like some guy who told you something he's probably lying and it is a story that's exaggerated. You don't know anything. But now you get to see it in real time. You get to live watch people being butchered and killed and thrown into camps and mistreated and oppressed. And you know this now, you can act like you don't know it, you know it. Maybe it's not happening next door. Maybe it's not. So what do you do?

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Well, the problem of this error for me is not it's just a knowledge, I just know too much. And then there's people who tell you well, you know, just don't watch them. No, you can't not watch the news not find out stuff, you can deliberately make yourself ignorant. That's not that's not an option. If the knowledge is there, it's your job to

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obtain it. And then it's your job to, you know, to act based on or to have some, some opinion or something that you're going to do regarding it.

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And when you look at it like that, it becomes hard for us as Muslims to know where we are, how to prioritize, and what to do, because so much is happening on the world, every person sitting here besides brother Andrew over there has a different background in terms of his culture, where do you come from Brother Andrew, in your in your

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you're Canadian, your ancestry does

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any of your ancestors outside of Canada.

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English, so maybe England, English doesn't have too many of us live in it, it's probably the reason that most of the Muslim have already happened in the world. But friends of people sitting here, have backgrounds in countries that are in, in a really, really bad shape that are that are suffering, people are dying all the time, it's hard to act like you don't, that doesn't mean anything to you. It's hard. It's hard for you just act like whatever, it's not my problem, I can I grew up in a different place. So I can just act like that's not going on. And that's just to be and that's to be selfish, like I'm asking you, and that way, I'm asking you to be selfish, I'm asking you just to

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care about those who are like you, right? If you're gonna be Muslim, you're gonna care about you know, not just those who are like you all Muslims, and all people as well, like everyone matters. And if everyone matters, and have all this information, then what do I how do I behave about that's why to me, it becomes very, very clear, that sort of Saba is a is a must, you need to understand how to how to work with communities, you have to build a community because you cannot help others. If you cannot help yourself, you cannot, you know, expand expand your, your, your benefit, and your eight other people, if you cannot at least

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strengthen your own your own your own self, in your own community, your individuality and your existence in the group. So that's why it's so important that communities are built strongly that we give up a lot of our differences. And we give up a lot of our you know, personal nuances, and our personal opinions and our and our biases and all that all the issues that we give all that up. And we just focus on the unity of the gym and the strength and the strength of the of the community that we live in. And I can't believe I don't believe there's a bigger priority. And that's why I think it's important for us to actually take time and understand because it talks a lot about about them.

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So the last chapter that we start started to read last night, we didn't finish, unfortunately, he says well setting up your target immunity in the parameter alpha. And also don't be confused. And this how things happen in communities is how it's always happened. We send a Warner of a warner or a message or a Warner is the word that the client used, I think it was used for, for a reason that usually those who come up with new ideas, or those who are warning their societies of a dead end that's coming up their way through and stuff like we're the this community is headed in a direction, it's a cliff, or it's a wall, it's not going to get anywhere. So you need we need to we need to

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change our way. So it's a warning that this is not going right, you need to change have to shift gears and actually make a detour. There's not the right direction to go. Except those who are wealthy, those who are benefiting those who have no reason to want to see change, because they're on the better side of stuff. If you're a millionaire, what do you care to you, the world is working perfectly. Why? Because you're a millionaire. That's why because it worked out in your favor, then it worked out work out in the favor of others, they'll say in the mirror, so to speak, if you know, whatever you're sent with, we just believe we're not believing why? Because it's just not going to

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serve serve us. Right?

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And they say is evidence that No.

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See, we're successful, we have more money to have more kids. Why are you giving us example, opinion, advice, while you're trying to change things you don't know anything, you don't have as much money or as many children or as much social status or financial status that we do want to have been. And if there is punishment on the Day of Judgment, it's definitely gonna come to us, it's gonna come to you the failures, the ones who don't, who don't know how to take care of things. So Allah subhanaw taala gave us two answers

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to this argument, one to the people who said that specifically, and then one to everyone else. So two answers were offered here. And I think they're really important from a society, a social perspective. It helps us define isn't isn't wealth, probably the, arguably the biggest issue in any country? Isn't economy like the number one topic. I mean, the guy who's running the country could be the worst human being on the planet. But if he's keeping the economy up, we're happy. I don't care what he does. As long as houses aren't too expensive, and I made the kilo of butter that I buy is still affordable, I can buy a car, I don't care. Once the guy that goes up, we start looking over

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who's in office, who is the this and that in the in the office will allow this to become expensive now. Now suddenly, we're interested in knowing who's running for stuff, because now we can afford these things anymore. But once we can afford we know that whatever, what which party is running the country, they'll get, everything's cheap. Everything's expensive. That's when everything starts to actually matter. And that's all over the world. And that's all through history. It has never changed. It's really no big deal. Like the assignment Khilafah stood strong for a long time because people carry them

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Politics even though they weren't, even though they were wealthy, it's when too much wealth came into the, into the Islamic countries that people didn't care anymore. You have too much money, like at a time where people were starving all over the globe. And it was, and there was no advancement technologically or scientifically, people were educated, they had money get equality at rates was awesome. They didn't care who was running the place. So they kind of left politics. And that's why things kind of

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spiraled out of control, it became a downward spiral for things and we ended up you know, this is what happens all the time. It's too much money, and people become

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easy times, makes easy people that brings on hard times it brings on strong people, that is a cycle that keeps it really simple cycle. So what are we, we are the post where I don't know, we aren't you honest, I have two theories, but probably both of them are on I don't know where we are the product of easy times. I don't know, if we're coming off, you know, hard, difficult times, and we're gonna be strong, I don't know. But I would like to believe that we can, we can be strong people if you want to, that we can maybe change how things work and change them in a way that is effective and as meaningful and makes a difference. So we're going to need these two answers. We've already read the

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first one partially, and then we'll read the second one. So the first actually, that's why, if you look, look at look for a moment, just do this with me. So you can look at item 636. And then look at it number 39.

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Do you look at them? How similar are they?

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Right? Very similar, extremely similar with a difference of maybe two letters towards a body and less it was the exact same is almost exact same. And it helps to have someone who memorize the Quran will always make mistakes here. It was when he was doing so made mistakes here good to know the difference. Why? Because it's confusing. It seems so similar. I'm not sure which one has a body, which one has, its normal. But the reason is actually very important. Allah Subhan is answering the question twice to do different types of people. The first question answer is going to those who actually said that the wealthiest part of society, the part of the site that is benefiting from the

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current system that doesn't want to change things, it doesn't think we actually have to have change, because in societies, only the five types of people, those who are pushing for change, and those who are resisting it. So the answer comes from both to both one to those who resist it, and when to those who want it, and how you're going to view the biggest issue of all within a society. Ross, which is the biggest issue of all. So the first answer will not be say, Indeed, my lord young super is calling my issue wherever they are, my Lord will

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spread His provision given in abundance, to whom he wills way up there, and he will lessen it and tighten it and making it less for whom He wills. So when you say that, well, we're successful, because we have the money, we have the kids, we have all the status. And no, you have that because Allah subhanaw taala gave it to you because he gives to whom He wills, it takes away from who he wills, and there's really nothing else, it has nothing to do with whether he loves you or not. I think that with how successful you are, provision comes and goes, you could be working very hard, doing things perfectly, and then a natural disaster will destroy everything, and you'll live poor

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for the rest of your life where you get really sick, and you did nothing to get to bring the sickness along yourself. May Allah grant everyone if you're here, see, I mean, and if that happens, then no one you know, it's not your fault that you can do anything wrong. So that's the first answer to that group, where I can knock on a NASA moon. But unfortunately, most people don't know this, when people don't understand that they use their personal success, their personal provision as evidence that they're loved more by God or that they are doing better or that Dr. Wright and others are wrong, they use their personal achievement. And that is that is very faulted. It's not wrong for

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us to learn from those who are successful, we should, but for you, if you're successful, to use your success as evidence that he loves you more that you are better, or that you get to see what's right and wrong and others cannot change that is completely faulty and completely wrong. That is the door of arrogance. And everyone who is anyone who works with you, if you say that will immediately you know not want to ever work with you again, because that's not how things are done. And then the two after that will explain a bit more well not only can we read that way as well. What else would I do when it's not your wealth, nor your children or your find out your social status? bility to Karima

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COMM And then as OLFA you don't the issues that will draw you to us in status Zilpha in status closer to us, meaning it's not your money or you know how many people respect you that makes you closer or more beloved to Allah subhanaw taala and status. That's not what it does, except in Montana while I'm in Australia, except those who believe and do the deeds they were created to do and I talked about that last time. I'm gonna repeat it this time. Whenever you hear the word Solihull I mean aside, if you don't think about just general good deeds, you think about the fact that you have to serve your purpose you are created ALLAH SubhanA gave you a certain purpose, serve

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that purpose, fulfill it and do your role. You got to figure out what your role is, if you're not doing or if you're not filling, fulfilling the role. No matter how nice you are or how good you are just how generally and harmful you are to other people doesn't matter. You have to fulfill your role you have to do your job that Allah find for you. That's an annual salary that means so if unless you are a believer and are using everything within your resources to fulfill your purpose, which is a part of that is your wealth and your social status, then these won't bring you closer to Allah but if you do, if you are using your wealth and using your social status to actually draw yourself

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closer to Allah subhanaw taala then yes, these are things that will help you. So your wealth and your money, your wealth in your social status, your your wealth and children will only

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beneficial to you, if you use them for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala the way that he wants you to, if you use them for anything else, then they're not evidence of his love to actually evidence of his anger upon you. But without eCola who will be a female animal and those who do that they get the double reward. They get the reward of the good deeds that they did. And the fact that they were given more money in the US that as well. See, there's a feeling there's any there's a poor and rich man, the poor man does this one does is they couldn't just be and all that stuff. The rich man does all that and he gives us money in charity. So this poor guy can can catch up because you get double.

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And the Muslims and the early ages they figured that out quite quickly. And they came they said yellow sort of Allah.

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You're the people who have lots of money, they take in all the dirt and they're gone. Yeah, they're gonna walk away with all the angel Jamelia. So the prophets Allah sent them said, look on the man who hated him minion Falcon Heavy will tell that you are doing something better than spending money, because you're gonna call it Dubois, Cooney, Salatin, Dakota, subhanAllah, 100, lower or lower, but who do three, three Subhanallah, three, three Hamdulillah. So they were so happy they did it. And then the rich people saw them doing it. And they're like, Alright, so this is something good. So I had to do it. But Allah, Allah Deena

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Oh, no, no, no, no, no, they're doing another doing it as well. For Canada formula, your team and yourself. This is Allah subhanaw. Taala is provision he gives it to him he was I can't stop people from doing good deeds. Yes, maybe you weren't given. But you get a good for someone as well. You get a good for soccer. But if he gives you more, and you do more, then you get more agile. But what's worse, what's the what's the problem with that was the backside backflip to that? You just you? Yeah, so if you fail, you feel you fall deeper. So when you're given a lot, you can, you can aim higher. But if you fail, you fall deeper. If you're not given much, maybe maybe how far you can aim

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is less, but how far you can fall is also less as well. So the stakes are just are just lower. And that's just the choice of ALLAH SubhanA. Allah will of Allah, we can control that we can change that. So even something beyond beyond us. But when we look at what part of the of this equation do we fall under? Maybe that's an important question that, you know, we should always ask, remind ourselves of, and at the same time, you know, make sure that we raise our youth to understand you understand what, what

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side of the rope you got. You weren't short handed. You weren't given, you're not the guy who's sobbing No, no, you're the guy who was shot kid with a lot to be thankful for your very grateful you have everything you need. Everything is just is put there in front of you to to use, there are issues of fun, but of course in every life and every society every time, but there's a lot there for you to actually use for your personal achievement. And I think that's, that's something that we have to pay attention to. But this is why the Quran users are older, they get the double reward benefits double. So they got double reward. Why? Because they used all that for his takes a pound on it. So

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only if you use what he gave you for a steak, does it actually become something good, but if you don't use it for a steak, then it's actually it's actually a problem for you. We're gonna get a little fatty I mean, and then the high station's agenda and full peace. I mean, that means that they're scared of that they didn't talk about that much last time I want to talk about this time.

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I mean, when it comes from the root, I mean I'm in means safety and security. What we lack in dunya

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unequivocally

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regards to anything else is the lack of security and safety. Everything that we do in countries and societies is to try to ensure that there's some level of social and financial security to our citizens and even healthcare security. We try to make sure that people don't have to deal with that lack of safety and that fear of the unknown too much to whatever extent we can possibly do so because the thing that you will find an agenda that you will enjoy the most the most enjoyable part of being agenda close to Allah subhanaw taala is is that you are fully safe now. Because now there's no more disease the doctor won't call you and tell you well the lump we found was that or no Can you

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come in there was a something that we've you're not going to be told one day that you're fired and you have no job you're not going to lose when they Jani your status are thrown out of your country now no one knows you know you have to live like an unknown like a nobody for the rest of your days. These things aren't gonna happen in dunya no matter how strong you are wealthy we are in it there's always a possibility that can happen and never never ever stopped it always always be a bit

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always know that that's a possibility. Never say I know I've done it right. I'm smart I made the right choices and that's why it is not going to happen to me it's gonna happen to anyone gabbed I don't smoke that's why I will not get this phone call. You don't know that. Charlie, you want it may Allah subhanaw taala inshallah grant everyone half year and then their lives and and then no one sees diseases but you don't know that. Right? You don't know if you can always going to be rich and how much money you have. You can all go in a second. The easiest thing to do actually come falling down. And your social status is something that can be taken away from you so quickly.

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It's devastating. It's devastating sometimes

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so quickly you can lose it. So really, there's no safety in dunya. So ALLAH SubhanA use the word me noon here, I thought was really beautiful that was used that sense that we often use money and social status as a reason or means to feel safe place, these people are talking about money.

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And they're

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talking about financial status, which is money. And children refers to social status like you have, you're someone who has strength and

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manpower, you're protected at the same time, you're respected because you have a big family. So you have social status and financial status. And these are the two things that we look for, for safety. So in a very, very subtle way, Allah subhanaw reminds you that safety is only when you're in the middle of their agenda. When you're ascending agenda in those high stationed rooms and gender, that's when you're safe. You're never safe beyond that. Never ever.

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I always always wondered about that question.

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From an Islamic perspective, how to think about it. Should Why should I say here? Should I tell you not to feel safe? Or should I tell you what should I tell you? Like I'm just looking for exactly what should my piece of advice be to you? What should it be, and then I find it in the crowded places, for me know, right Mecca Allah for Allah Yamanaka, Allah He Illa como hacia, when it's when you is when you stop thinking or contemplating your good and bad deeds, and you stop, understand, or you stop

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reflecting upon what you've done, and how you could be easily punished for your mistakes and dunya. And Allah subhana can punish you in the form of taking away your things or taking away what you what He has given you, is the moment you stop thinking or feeling that what he gave us the power to Allah needs you to continuously be thankful, and YouTube continues to understand that it could go away as well. And that you worship Him and that you submit to Him not because of what he gave you, but because He is Allah subhanaw taala that's all you really need. And so I'm not asking you not to feel safe, but you should not stop contemplating the fact that just as it came, it could go this is given

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to you as an ammonia, it's just a matter you're entrusted with here, here's a gift from Allah Subhan for a while for how long we don't know, enjoy it as far as long as you can use it for hire. And do not hold your heart and do not wrap your heart around it. So if it's taken away, you can't survive anymore.

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Because safety, no, pure safety is only agenda and dunya. There's really nothing for you. That's why the less you have the less year you're in bed, see, you know how it's interesting. The mafia, when they want to bring someone that you know they do it.

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They don't tell you that they're the mob when you work with them. They bring you in to normal job to give you a really good salary. And they help you buy you buy a house for you in a really nice place. And they make sure that you're married, so that you can have kids, they put your kids in these great schools. Right now you have you have cars your house, you have a job, they have kids, and they tell you to the mob. And then what you do

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your to invest in, there's so much to lose, if they told you when you're 18, or you're 25 just fresh out of you know, your bachelor's degree going in, you're like No, no, I don't want how can you walk away but you don't have you haven't you haven't owned anything yet. You don't have any. But now you have you've invest, you have a house, you have friends, you have kids, they're in schools, it's too hard now to say no, right? You've already there's too much to lose, there's too much to lose. So a lot of the thought behind didn't want too much of dunya in their hands, because he didn't want to have any much to lose. So it was easy, it would be easy for them to give it up when when death came,

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I would give it up when ALLAH SubhanA called upon them to do something that was right, they wouldn't be too invested in this dunya were too invested. And it's not wrong to be invested materialistically The problem is can you hold your heart from being invested in dunya your hands gonna be invested, that's fine. You can you can own a lot of things. But your heart doesn't, you know, it's not, not in love with this stuff. But if your heart is invested, even with the smallest things, you'll find it hard to give up. You'll find it hard to give up like a chair. Because you're so you'd love it or get invested. And then Allah subhanaw don't invest in Indonesia, this question of love provisions for

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everyone like getting more or less. I always had this question. I think I've asked you this question last time, that, for instance, if Allah gave someone a lot through the wealthy person and less to a poor guy, then how does his sin compared to his sex because Allah says if you said that I'm gonna cut down the provision, I'm gonna cut down the risk and the baraka. So how does America incorporated into the provisions? Well, Barack has a different view of a different concept. Monica, is what you have a question. Yeah. The provisions cut through because the poor has in different circumstances well done. Oh, definitely. It's not just about money. It's about anything, whatever. The more you're

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given, the more your sins will count. And the more you'll be, mean, the higher the punishment for the sin will be and the less that you're given, the less the punishment for the sin will be and so on and so forth. And

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When it comes to Baraka Baraka is just that is the concept of what what you have actually serving his purpose in you. Meaning

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you're actually even if small amounts but you're enjoying it is fulfilling your basic needs, you feel you feel

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fulfilled by this, by the little that you have in Baraka is more of a choice that you make, then then then then just something that was that is thrown upon you or slapped on you. So Baraka is something that Allah Allah grants to those who are following his way subhanaw taala. Why because we follow his way, naturally, you'll just, you'll be more accepting of what you had, you'll be more grateful to what you have a you'll use it for better meet in better means, for better purposes. And especially, it'll get you'll get back more from it. And that's what Barack actually means in that in that sense, but definitely, you know, Judge, reward and punishment, they are correlated directly

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with how much you're given, not just money, but in everything. You know, some people aren't giving more athletically and some people are giving more intellectually, and some people are giving more socially and some people are giving more in all these different fields of life, just figure out what you were given the most of, they use that for as much height. And that's the way Baraka comes in. So whatever you're given you just make sure you use it to the best of your ability, and you get a lot back from it, you get a lot in your investment. So when I say don't invest in dunya, don't mean don't invest in terms of building dunya don't invest your emotions, don't get caught up with just I

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want it alright. I thought that was a worthy point. I mean, is a very beautiful point that we should think about that the safety you'll find in Jana, you won't find it elsewhere. And don't Don't, Don't delude yourself, or you shouldn't lie to ourselves that we're safe and dunya fully, there's always to be that one point of us and understand that this is easy, easily as it came, it could go and we have to accept that as well. A lot of data. So read the eye after it. We didn't read number two, data three now read those two. And the 38 is just a continuation uation three nine is the other answer is the answer to many other people who don't have much so you and I we don't as much as

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others, or maybe we're the part of the first group. I don't know, you choose which part of which group you fall under. So your site is number 30 and shall be him in a shape on your Raji.

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hygiene and those who spend their lives walking down a path trying to challenge us trying to prove that they don't, that we're trying to try to prove that we cannot stop them or that we do not control how much wealth and how much does that they have. Whenever you get filled. Those are the ones are going to be brought into punishment, not only in they will be brought in to bring someone so not only will be brought into punishment. So what is the second time? Yes, I wanna, I think I'm gonna argue Xen came in the sutra is only in the Quran twice, only in these two places with somebody who was at the beginning of the first page. If you go to the first page, we're going to sow the HTML

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hydrazine, then again here at this point. So what does it mean? So if I want to feed Tina ma GZ Yeah, Tina in our assigns. The word is, as I said many many times before, it rarely means verse of the Quran. Rarely, very rarely does it ever mean a verse of the Quran, most of the time is going to mean sign, one of the signs of Allah subhanaw taala there are many signs in the universe and in creation and in life and in history and in your own existence of Allah subhanaw taala you see every day you choose either to take time and look at and think about it and you can choose not to do so. So the DNA is I want to know more, though

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Those who try and disprove our signs, they see the sign, but they're trying to disprove it. They're going out of their way trying to make sure they're living a lifetime. I'm just trying to disprove that these are signs, what is the sign, what he's referring to here, he's referring to the sign regarding the, the financial and social status, that has nothing to do with whether you're loved or hated. whether you're right or wrong, sometimes you'll you'll have more money, sometimes you won't. It's really it's really whatever Allah subhanaw taala sends your way, you still have to try hard, you still have to be successful, you have to, you know, strive and work, you know, work properly to

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achieving things, but whether you actually get it or not, but actually achieving something that you cannot control in so many different ways.

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So those who spend their lifetime this prove this, they don't know, it's all about, you know, Allah doesn't control any of this, we're just better, we're just smarter, we're just going to make more than others, and we're just going to be those are the ones we're going to be brought to the to the punishment of Allah subhanaw taala there's a very scary thought, in the way that brings it forward, is very concerned, it's very concerning to me.

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Because it's as if you're living one or one of two ways of life. Either you're living, reading a sign subhanaw taala, accepting them, and adjusting your behaviors and adjusting the way you think, to stay fit that we're living your life. You're trying to disprove his science subhanaw taala you're trying to disprove it, maybe not with the way you speak, but with the way you behave. And this is what scares me about this idea. That is not didn't bring up anything about about what they said. It's not about what they said, it's about, say is how you live, there were say is how you choose to live your life what you wish your what you work for what you stand for, basically, in your life.

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That's why we're laying in in Sandy Illamasqua. What you get is what you work for what you stand for, you get all of that even if you don't achieve it, if you if you work for it, if your goal was to is to unify the omen that you live for it all your life, and it's all you did, even if you didn't achieve it, you get the job for it your willpower because you desperately tried to do you want to memorize the Quran. That's all you're trying to do all your life and you died before that you achieved that you still get the pleasure for that fully human, okay, because I think you stood for that's what you live for. So when at the end, as I went Fei, those who live their lives, basically

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just trying to disprove his signs, he tells us, he teaches us to Pontotoc through his signs, all these lessons, and we try through our lives or disprove it. Those are the ones we're going to be brought to punishment for. I mean, there's gonna have nowhere they're brought immediately to punishment. Why are you trying to disprove a science? Again, what is the context that we're trying to bring forward? Here is what I just talked about. He just he just explained the point. He said, Look,

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those who say, we don't believe in Allah, because we are wealthy, and the person who's talking to us is poor. And because we're much more successful, we have more,

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you have more kids, we have more money, and we're not you know, it's not you don't have this, it's not your position to come and talk to us, because you're much less, you haven't achieved half of what we've achieved. So we don't think you're the right person to be giving us any advice. And that's what they build it on. They build that, you know, the just to fund the fact that they're more successful. Allah Subhanallah say, No, it's not your wealth. Neither is your social status that brings you close that says that he loves you or not, it's what you do with it. 11am I know I'm in Australia, you have to take that wealth in that status, and use it for what he wants to pounce on

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then, then you can use then though there will be signs of acceptance and love of Him. But if you don't, then then no, it's actually a sign of his anger. So if you decide to live a life to disprove that, by living to the opposite of this idea, then you're going to be brought to punishment. mean if you say no, I

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stopped. I disbelieve this. Theoretically, I just believe this through my actions. I'm not going to obey Allah subhanaw taala, I'm not going to live the way he wants, I'm going to use the wealth for my own

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sake. And that's, that's going to be my narrative in life, that you have to work hard to work hard to make money. If you don't, then you don't, then you won't make money has nothing to do with your loss of contact. And you stick to that and people who will act because they're wealthy. I'm trying to I'm trying to make you scared of something. And I see it a lot. And we are guilty of it. Those who acted because they got what they want. It was a sign that Allah subhanaw taala loves them or listen to them or right because they got what they wanted. They need to offer something they got it. So that's a sign that Allah must love me, because he gave me what I wanted.

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That's that's that's a problem. You don't know that. You have no idea that that's true or not? How do I know that? Well, what did you do with what you were given?

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You asked for something right? Yeah, I did. So what do you do with it? Let's analyze what happened after you were given whatever you asked for. Right? And then when we look at it, that is that is what the evidence is. That is what you because because what you have is not evidence that he loves you. It doesn't love you. It is thing it's not wealth. What did you do with wealth? Going back to your question, it's not about

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How much you have? What do you do with it? What was the baraka in it? Maybe this country they may decide it has billions, but they use it for haram. It doesn't matter. They can Dickens keep on playing that narrative that we have more see we can we still have more? We throw it all away, more comes back. He must love us more. Right? Yes, I want I can MRI you did to try to disprove his science upon which that's their choice. And then he goes to community has less money, but there's been like they use it for right things all the time. They're always getting more. Which one is, is scary, because it's about how you live. The Quran always goes through in 360 degrees. It comes back

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to behavior. It's how you live. He's interested in what you do. Yes, you have to say certain things and think certain things, but they don't outweigh actions. Actions are much more important. Much more the problem with most of us today, like I was excited because this is the sewer so is community based sewers teaching us how to submit to Allah as a society. Let's talk societies for a moment. See, we don't do that very well. We don't we don't do this very well. We talk the talk, we don't walk the walk. We talk a lot we everyone has something to say everyone has given us chance has a lot to give the community in Islam, everyone has a couple of things that he believes he should he knows

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that other people don't that he wants to teach those around us. We're open with the top we feel like we have a lot to say we have. But when it comes to actually getting things done on the ground, when it comes to actually getting down, pulling your sleeves up and going down into into the mud and working with with with societies and changing things and educating and and helping those who are in need and and looking out for the for the for the weaker aspects of our of our communities. You don't find many people willing to actually put in the hours. It just we can talk about it. Everyone here is anyone here disagree with you know, having like a making sure that we have programs running for

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disabled for disabled people? Does everyone agree? Yes, it puts you down? If you have we all agree, is anyone willing to actually take this on? No one's willing to take on his project? No one, I work I've been working for five years. Everyone has ideas, mashallah amazing ideas, everyone has ideas to give me I have ideas, I don't need ideas, I have a lot of ideas, I need people to actually do things I need, you do have time. I don't want your ideas. I want your time you have time. If you have time to hire, then we can do something because I need people actually work. You can't come in throw ideas and expect the one person you get the idea to to run all the ideas that you have you rather do you

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have time to actually implement an idea? Or are you just the Einstein of the group is gonna give out the ideas. Michelle, you're the visionary. And I'm gonna take those ideas. No, that's no one. Everyone has ideas. But do you have time? Do you have will? Do you have perseverance and patience to actually sit down with a student and teach them for five years until they learn? Or are you just think it should happen? You will you agree it should happen? Yeah, the idea Bravo, aka luck, and thank you, you have done nothing to help us. Most ideas, most days already exist. By the way, most good ideas already are out there. Like I can Google good ideas and come up with ideas. I don't need

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to, you don't really have. There's a lot of good examples all around the world of communities that are that have thrived, we can take the ideas from them. And we can duplicate that and do it again, a lot of societies in the past it's not, it's not something that we need someone to be 90 An IQ or 200 IQ to come up with what we need to do. But are there people who are willing to actually do something. And this is where we completely.

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That's where the numbers that the hands all come down. Because the ideas and go up and then it comes to implementation. You're never with one hand. It's the same hand every time. It's the same guy who's been doing everything. Like I don't need him and he needs to, yeah, he needs to live his life as well and get married have kids? What about everyone else, there's no one else have any time at all to do stuff. When the DNA is silent.

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Those who who live their life disproving our signs are the ones who are going to be called into punishment. It was more how they lived than just what they said. So the I after the second answer, the for this first answer was for those who are claiming wealth as a reason for is evidence that they don't need to change the status quo, that they don't need to listen, that they're not going to be punished Allah subhanaw taala loves into using their wealth for that that was their answer for them. The second answer is for you and I who maybe don't have the same or maybe maybe worthy actually the first group that have the money and we don't seem to understand that this is not

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evidence that he loves us. There's evidence that he's giving us more responsibility to do better things with it, but we're not the second asset for the general public will say this again. Yeah, Muhammad in Nairobi. Indeed, my lord yam Souter is caught, he will give provision and abundance you absolutely will spread it out you're given an abundance you may Yasha to whom He will mean a baddie from His servants. And he used the word in a bad he here because the word bed usually is used to talk about those who believe in Him subhanaw taala and I bead are used for all creation so all creation or lead creation who believe in Allah subhanaw taala or a bad that's usually how comes in

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the Quran 99% of the time with very few exceptions.

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So he's telling us that Allah subhanaw taala will offer His provision to in abundance to those whom he

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chooses from amongst his obedient servants, we have put the Ruta and he will tighten it and lessen it. Now this law that students in Taffy have always failed to remember, is extremely important. If you take this out, I am makes almost no sense at all. It's just like a repetition of the i before law means for his own sake

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means for his own sake. So Allah subhanaw is telling us that yes, indeed, I give results in abundance to whom I choose from my servants. And I will lessen it for their own sake.

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I give you more or less for your sake. Now, for my sake, Allah subhanaw taala you can give as much as you want doesn't doesn't take away you're not taking away something from his own fridge or he's not

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doesn't cost him anything. But he does it for you. Because you don't know whether more provision or less provision is in your long term best interest? You neither do I. Neither do I, we don't know what's in our best interest when we make dua, y'all, I want this.

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I don't know if I get this, whether this is going to be the best thing that ever happened to me, or this is going to ruin my life completely. But I just I know that I want it right now. I know that I want it right now. I don't know whether it's better for me or not. And you're saying the idea. We don't know that? So ALLAH SubhanA for us, he telling us for the people who don't have as much so yes, he gives for His servants whom he loves a lot and less for their own sake, sometimes give you as much as you want. There's a reason for it. It's for you. You may not see the wisdom of it right now. You probably may not see the wisdom of until you come to Stanford. Akiyama. Why? Because Allah

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subhanaw will show you all the different scenarios of how things could have turned out like there's just knowledge to power without is so widespread, that

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there are parallel realities that he can show you. He can show you okay, here's, I've done. Here's your life, when I gave you this. Now, am I saying to you, why don't you give me that I asked you for that you're on so many times. All right, I'm done. Here's the parallel reality had I given you that and you get to sit down and watch a movie of your own girl and we each other for the for the event.

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said this, this very small word, you have two letters that most have follow, forget in the middle of the eye and just keep on going, whatever.

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Whatever she has,

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this left changes completely what is talking about the first one, just a general. So he gives to him, he wills, and he holds back from whom He wills and has nothing to do with whether he loves you or not. And no more foolish people don't know that. And then he talks about talks about wealth and what it means what you're supposed to do with him. Then this time, he's talking to these servants who love Him, His servants who follow Him, He tells them, I give it to my one from the servants who follow me and I hold it back from white ones, I do it for their own sake, because they don't know how things turn out in a parallel reality. And you're welcome. You get to experience that. If you

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have the guts to actually ask the question. If you are so disgruntled for having something you want it taken away from you, or something that you want it not given to you that and you ask yourself, why wasn't I given that? I asked for this? You know, so many times in the past, I asked you just for this one thing I mean to offer for years, I almost lost my faith because you didn't give it to me. All right. Let me show you what you would have done with it. And then he shows you this movie that you're the hero of You're the star of the movie, you could see Oh, my God, I would have ruined my life completely. Didn't did the amount of temptation or the amount of I would have failed

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Hamdulillah that this was this was taken away from me. I didn't get that at the time that I saw when you make dua for stuff. I do this all the time. Like I asked for a lot of stuff all the time. Now seems all my life, you just never get caught into what you're asking for just a little bit this height and then give it and that was declared as done for I

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don't want it. But when you ask for things, you know, keep you don't have to ask him to like, ask for things from Allah subhanaw very clear, I want this Jadam because when you ask for things, what he gets to see he gets to see your plan. Why are you asking for it? You're not gonna you're not you? Because no one makes you out for how long things right? I hope no one does that. I hope no one is doing it, you know, asking you out to buy one too. You know, I want to do this how I'm thinking? It makes no sense. No one's gonna do that. So whenever you're asking for something, you're asking him for something that is good. And you're asking it for it from him with a context you may not say you

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but he sees it in your mind or concept what you're gonna do with it, you're not grant me a good wife in your mind or a good husband. You're thinking about if I get that I'll build a good family, a good Muslim family. You're showing him your plan. Right? And you get as you to for that you get amazing for that. Because if you actually did it because you're you're asking him directly how do I want this and when it for dies for that reason. And he will give you the agenda for the reason if you don't get it, if he doesn't give it to you. And you say we have been asking for this for a good reason. Well, he didn't give it to you for wisdom, piece of wisdom that he has that you don't have.

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So don't get caught up on it because you don't know whether you're given this where you're going to actually do that. Or you're going to end up getting into a horrible marriage and then killing your husband or,

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or getting into Yeah, just just ruining your life and ruining the

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life of your kids. It's really unclear what would have happened

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To accept whatever he gives you and make drawing, because drawing you to show him what you want, you're showing him, here's my plan, you'll this is what I want. And here's why I want it. And that's, that's good enough for him, you know, God who will give you the

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happily based on that, however, you don't really know based on what you're given what you're going to do. So that inspired this whole thing, just one little word, at the end of you would almost think the identical, but just two little differences will actually completely change what the who that is talking to, and what the reason of this is going to be. And then to bring a beautiful kind of finale to this chapter. Well, I'm not up to him in cheating. But who are you only for whatever you spend, wherever you put forward in terms of your wealth or your time, or your emotions or your status, whatever you use, because in fact, it's not just for money. It's not. It's not a word that is

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specific for wealth for materialistic things. In fact, as whatever you have to offer, what do you have to offer? Sometimes all you have to offer is knowledge. You're a teacher, that's up to you how much money you have, you have knowledge, and you're a math teacher, or your Islamic Studies teacher or whatever, you know, and you can teach, that's what you can offer. That's your contribution I can teach. And you'll give it for them for the sake of Allah for free. Sometimes, there's enough there's enough AKA, this is seen as an improper use, like it's a form of sadaqa. By the way, I don't know why this came to my mind, I'll say it anyway. Do not translate the word sadaqa as charity. Never do

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that.

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It's such a ripoff of The word itself for the cause, not charity. Fada is a testimony to your honesty, such as honesty. Sadaqa is evidence of your honesty. So when you do something good when you give money I used to hear here's a visa vie dinner. This is charity, yes. But what it really is, is evidence of my honesty and my belief in Allah subhanaw Because I'm putting my, my,

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my money where my mouth is, like I said, I believe in him. Okay, prove it. How do you prove because either second say I love you. I don't do anything about it, then who knows? I completely lying about it depends on how I treat you whether I'm actually honest about that, or truthful or not. So when you say I believe in Allah subhanaw taala? Well, are you willing to put your money where your mouth is? So you do so if it's evidence of yourself of your honesty, that you were truthful, so it's not actually charity? Because sometimes we use it. And it really sounds ugly, sometimes when it's active charity, and so I heard this once. And it wasn't, someone else heard it, and they weren't happy

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about it. They said, they heard that you have time. When you smile in the in the in the face of your of your wife, it's an act of charity. And she was offended by that. Charity, he's giving me charity. No, no, it's not. It's not charity. It's it's an evidence of your truthfulness. And following Allah Subhana Allah, the way of Allah Subhanallah, you told you that you have to be kind to your wife. So when you do it, when you feed her or your smile to her, you're being kind to her, you're proving that you're truthful about your belief, it's not charity, you're not giving something. And that's why I don't use

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Sudan and Sudan is sort of a wake up every day, and every piece of you every joint, always a piece of evidence of proof, and proof that you are honest, and your belief in Allah subhanaw There's not that every point of view has to give charity because sometimes you don't have any money at all. So how do you give charity, it's how can you every part of you have to prove that it believes in Allah Subhanallah for that day, so do tests, be afraid to hire new things to do that. So a matter of fact, dementia, whatever you spend wherever you put forward from what you are given for the sake of Allah, for your family, for who, from what your Khalifa means he will compensate you for it,

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you will be generously compensated, you will be given back way more than what you put forward, way more meaning you will not even accept the comparison. Event dunya is haram.

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When you asked me for a loan, I can ask for more money from you

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based on time, and based on money, but Allah subhanaw taala the way he deals with you is purely,

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purely about I'm helping Lovell Reba, right, he destroys you about in the back of Dubai and dunya, where you will be sadaqat. And when it comes to acts of proof or proof of your belief in him or acts of charity, if you that's how you want to look at it, we're going to be how he will deal with it with Reba, meaning that you will give something small, and he will pay you back way more than what was worth way more than what it was worth yomo piano. So give what you've got for your clinical and you'll give it back. This is how we submit this how communities submit is what he's teaching us here. Don't be focused on how much you have. It's not about how much you have. Some communities may

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have more than you. Yeah, way more money than you they're just more debt more provision. It's not about that. It's not about it doesn't mean he loves them more, doesn't mean he doesn't like you as much doesn't mean anything. It's just his choice. subhanaw taala he'll give you what's best for you. But whatever you've got, give it give enough, he will compensate. You will be compensated for it. And this is not just a mystic law. There's still a law of Allah subhanaw taala that I don't know how he'll compensate you some way you'll come and say, you know, no, no, this is a natural law of the universe. If you pump money into a community

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That money will come back to you again, it's very simple. It's how it's how economy works. I'm not an economist, I it's not my finances, not my thing. But I study this enough to understand the very simple law, the more money that is put into any economy, the more money will come back to the society that economy runs within. So if people are holding on to cash all the time, this actually kills the economy, and it brings down the, you know, decreases the value of the of the currency they hold on to, and decreases the value of the of possessions and, and estates that exists, that that exists within the community. It's how much you push it put into a pump into it, that actually makes

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sure that it keeps on it comes back. So Allah subhanaw, he tells us, He gives us a law, He gives us the law, it works on both ways you can understand it either way, you understand that he's telling you, you give, and he will compensate you. And that is true. And he will. And you've seen that before in your life, and you'll see it again, or even understand it in a more communal suspected aspect as well. Put what you've got into it, just just do not forget. And it will be it will compensate, it will come back and you'll see it come back. You want the best investment you can invest is in your community is in your society. Invest in your societies, invest heavily invested

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your money, invest your time, invest your effort, invest your emotions, invest yourself, invest your families, invest in your societies, is the best place to do it. And if you all did that, if you all were generous with the way we invested in our societies. I'm not talking about money, specifically because I know it sounds like I'm fundraising. I'm not fundraising for anything. It's not about money all the time. It's about it's about actual

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existence. Are you there? Are you on the ground? Are you in the masjid or your family as well? Are you participating? Are you thinking? Are you talking about problems? Are you thinking of solutions? Are you a part of this group? Or are you just here for the easy time just for the ride? And when things don't like things you pull yourself out? That's not how societies grow. That's not how societies prosper or thrive. People have to invest in it with everything they've got you have to be completely I am for the OMA

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Muhammad sites and I'm part of the ummah of Islam, a part of this ummah, wherever I am, I am fully invested in this OMA, I can be here I can be in any country in the world. Whereas the OMA I come on to invest in it. I'm not saying that myself, this is what we should do. Investing in my time myself, my family, my my effort, my money, whatever I have to offer, sometimes you have all all five to offer. And that's awesome. And that's just that. That's the double reward. The Quran talks about it, sometimes you only have one thing to offer. It's okay. It's been done based on what Allah subhanaw taala gave you, but offer what you can I need everyone has something to do in the process to make it

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successful. Yes, maybe the surgeon who takes out the clot is the guy who was a star, maybe the the player that scores the goal is the one who's we're gonna remember. But there's a lot of other people in the sub process that made this possible. The custodian who made sure the place was was clean, right?

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The personal trainer that they just came in every the guy who just made sure the grass was cut, everyone was a part of this system, and everyone did their part and a part of the success. And that's how we're supposed to and that's how we're supposed to understand these things. That's how we're supposed to look at it. Just know the log mama and Dr. Machine wherever you put forward from what I already gave you, he will compensate. And this is a sewer that's talking about society and you understand the importance of understanding a store in this context. It's talking about societies, it's talking about communities, understand it in that context. The final word he says

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here, well who will Heidel rise up and indeed subhanaw taala is the best of providers

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he is the best of providers so when he tells you I will compensate you then that should be that should mean a lot to you because no one provides better than Allah subhanaw taala and he has given you his word he's offering you is promise you invest in your communities and you will find compensation for that in multiple different many different ways you'll find compensation if you invest in it and he is the best of providers now whether you believe that or not is going to be at the end of the your choice but that is who he is Subhana who without to do what how many of you have a minute okay, we have a minute. So we'll start with that. And next week inshallah we'll continue

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we'll start reading the finale of the sewer the finale, this was very beautiful, and it's just as a as as deep and important. The last minute, I'll share with you the fourth or fifth Pigma secondary in his collection of pearls of wisdom, where he says Leia can ama due to

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Nile Haven dua

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Mooji, Burnley Asik Finn nama Elijah collegia butter, female yokkao hulak Law female Dr. Rahu enough sick often locked into the Read the full opportunity to read is a very important hikma and we've already talked about parts of it today. So it'll be easy for me to explain when he says that this may or may the postponing

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of the acceptance of your DUA

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as you make it

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sincerely and clearly not be a reason for you to lose hope.

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Me the post

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spooning are the lateness of what you want to come true as you're making sincere and strong dua, may this not be a reason for you to lose hope, because he promised you that he would reply to you, and that he would respond to you in the way that he wants, not in the way that you want. And at the time that he wants, not the time that you want. So he said he would respond to you he promised he would respond to you. But he told you he would respond to you on his terms, not on yours, and on his time, not in yours either. So when you're making two offers and you're asking for something, and you didn't get it because it's late now you're not getting what you want, May that not be me that not be

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a reason for you have to lose hope, because he never told you who is going to do it on your terms to begin with.