The Excellence Of Philanthropy In Islam

Ali Albarghouthi


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On the virtue of helping others in Islam and how it can take us to Heaven.

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We begin by the praise of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We thank him and we praise Him and we seek His help and assistance and the forgiveness of our sins

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and the clear consequences. And we seek Allah's refuge from the evil of ourselves in the sins that we commit, indeed, who serve Allah guides, no one can lead astray and who serve Allah Allah just read, no one can guide neighbor witness that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah alone. And then Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam just leave in messenger. The best of speech is the book of Allah. And the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the worst of religious matters are those that have been innovated and every religious innovation is a bit

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is misguidance and every misguidance of being hellfire.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala created us, humanity, this universe, this world out of his mercy.

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And he surrounded us with his nemesis with his blessings.

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And Allah when he made certain obligations on us,

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obligations that will take us to Jenna, to his pleasure and to his forgiveness. These obligations to showcase the extensive His mercy subhanho wa Taala. Were not only acts of worship, devoted to Him alone,

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meaning they were not purely acts of worship alone.

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But he also made

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rights that belong to humanity, the benefits that held that we can give to them acts of worship, there are a lot of rewards for and they take us to heaven as well.

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In fact, as we will see in this

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our email is not complete.

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Our email is not complete until we fulfill two types of duties.

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Two types of responsibilities, one towards Allah and one's towards his creation.

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Without each hour a man is not complete.

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In fact, of their best deeds that Allah subhana wa tada loves, is helping others.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says

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khayrallah marry soon to be Muslim. He says

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The best of deeds the best of these

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is happiness that you bring to a Muslim

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to Pharaoh.

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he says you will bring relief to a hardship that he's going through,

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chase away his hunger

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or pay his debt.

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And he said, Well, I

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am in Antarctica famous God

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that I would walk Listen here that I would walk with my brother to fulfill and satisfy one of his needs, is more beloved to me that I would make a T calf In this method, which method is he talking about?

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The message of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that will do Attica in my Masjid for a month.

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Then he continues with this hadith

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woman who says,

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the one who holds back his anger, Allah will conceal his shame, his mistakes,

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and the one who conceals his irritation, his anger at someone, he conceals it.

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What is what happens to him, Allah will fill his heart with contentment and happiness on the Day of Judgment.

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And then he says at the end of that Hadith,

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will an MC Mr.

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De Vito holla, who,

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Allah who called me He

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says, If I go with my brother, for need of his, and I establish it for him, meaning that I give him what he needs, and fulfill his needs, gets established and firm. He said, Then Allah will firm his feet, on a day, when feet will be slipping meaning on the Day of Judgment.

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That is the one who listens to all of this. And as he says, I want to survive your deals of the Day of Judgment. I want to gain the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala the Prophet Sall Allahu alayhi wa sallam has told him that your duties and responsibilities your ability to help another will gain you the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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See, Allah subhanho wa Taala has varied our abilities, what we can do our talents, our stations in life, so that we would complement not compete, but we would complement each other would help each other. And Allah had given us whatever waivers we has, so that we can use them towards that end. And they become also a test.

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A test so Allah can see.

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What are you going to do with this extra wealth that I've given you? extra health veteran giving you this position that I've given you? Will it cause you to rebel? and run away from me and be cruel towards my creation? Or will you recognize

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the favor of Allah upon you, and the great opportunity I'd have given you to go to Jenna so you would be helping others in thanking me for what I've given you.

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This is why Allah had given us what he had given us. So that we would help we would rush to each other's aid. And if we don't, this Nima could stand against us on the day of judgment as testimony, why haven't you done what Allah loves with it?

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Listen to the following Hadith, where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that Allah on the day of judgment will say to someone you have not been married to for lamb tagine.

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It says oh child of Adam, I was sick, and you did not visit me.

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So this person will say you're a big

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terrible alameen Allah How can I visit you How can you become sick? And you're the Lord of all.

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Meaning you don't become sick.

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But Allah subhana wa Taala says,

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Marian, don't you know that so and so my slave, he was sick? What?

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If you were to visit him you'd find me there

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is still time to time nieces child of Adam. I've asked you for food to eat. says what it says they stopped.

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But he did not give me food. He says yeah, Allah, how can I give you food and you're the Lord. You don't eat you don't get hungry. You don't

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need anything from me? How can I do this? It says, Don't you know that so and so is thought he had asked you for food, my slave, so and so this needy person had asked you for food, and you didn't feed him what

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he can do if you were to feed him, you will find that with me.

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When he asked him for a third time, child of Adam is to stay to kovalam destiny, I asked you for a drink, and he did not give me

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and he will ask him, or reply in the same way in the same fashion, how can I give you your love, and you don't need anything from me and you don't become thirsty. But he says my slave so and so was thirsty. And he asked you, but you did not give him and if you were to give it to him, you would find that with me. The reward of that deed would be with me, since the panel law, how Allah subhana wa tada had put himself along with all of his majesty and power and put himself in the place of that person who's in need. And he has if Allah had adopted his complaint, as if Allah does need anyone, but as if Allah had adopted his need, and he says, No, I am in need. Now I am sick, why aren't you

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responding to me and giving me because when you give to him, you will find me there. And that tells you that whoever is in need, those who are sick, those who are in distress, they're typically are close to Allah and Allah is close to them. And if you want proximity to Allah to for you to be close to Allah, you seek their company, and you comfort them and your comfort brings you closer to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. Allah adopted their complaint, Allah adopted their need, as if he is a nice apana who wants to urge us to rush towards their health. That's what Allah subhanho wa Taala wants us to do.

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This is our test with what we have.

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The benefit of all of this first of all, the first benefit of helping others

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is that it gains the pleasure and the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the hydrea do you want to be the best of people?

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says Pharaoh nasci And Pharaoh homeliness,

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the best of people, is the one who benefits people the most.

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You think about it.

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Though, I weigh on many paths to the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala definitely is one of them, as the guy and fasting and all of these obligations are definitely one of them. But your path to a lot is remains incomplete. until you start benefiting people around you. benefiting people with knowledge that you have, or at least you're transmitting and help transmitted,

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benefiting people with the wealth that you have benefiting people with your time. But in people with your kindness, he is thought he's a panel without through His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam even made smiling a sadhaka. Even when you don't have anything to do, you don't have the power. You don't have the knowledge you don't have money you didn't have time he had pleased gave you and each one of us the opportunity to give sadaqa by smiling to Asuka.

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Even when you smile, that is a sadhaka that will count. It's as if you are paying and giving for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah data, because at times, people don't need your money, but they need your smile, they need your kindness.

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They need your welcoming look and embrace. That's what they need from you. And that is,

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so if you want to be the best of people, you cannot achieve it but

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you're the best of people to people.

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And that's the I will find some panela, the Sahaba and the Scylla. They were like that.

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You know once

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a Cydia called the Allahu anhu

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was asked,

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Are you going to stop milking the sheep for this neighborhood?

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When he became a halifa. This was one of his habits.

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And he didn't need that. He's an elderly man.

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an honorable, distinguished person in the society. He had one of his habits was to go to a particular neighborhood and just milk the sheep and bring their milk to that neighborhood.

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So now he becomes a halifa.

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And the people in that neighborhood they said, Now he's gonna stop doing this.

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He says law a law. He says no by Allah. I hope that whatever position I assume, will not stop me from the good that I was doing and he continued to go ask

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Hurry for the leader of Muslims to go and milk the sheep for them.

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Whenever they would find an opportunity to help others, they would do it on top of their a betta to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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Omarosa Guney was a halifa on the footsteps of the civili sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Abu Bakr Afterwards, he would go out at night, somehow wondered, where does he go? So you will notice that he followed him. He went into a woman's home, and then he left. So in the morning till he went to inquire Why did he go to that particular house, knocked on the door went inside. What did he find inside? It found an elderly woman, she's buying handicap she can not walk. Very old. He said.

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Someone comes and visits you at night, right? He says Yes. What does he do? He asked her. He says he cleans the home for me, brings me my knees and cleans the home every night.

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So he says Why

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are you trying to follow or catch the mistakes of Omar, you think that he does something like Chapin Allah, and this is something that is hidden. No one knows about it.

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But it is something for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala whenever you find someone who's in need, whatever that need is, you fulfill that need

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has an illusory of the tabula in.

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One, some people came to him.

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And they were as they asked, they had a problem.

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He said he sent them to Sabbath and banani. He says go to Sabbath. He can help. They're going to Sabbath articles in the masjid doing active copies. And I can tell you, I'm doing that. In the midst of they went back to a lesson they said habit is doing is that he can't help us. He said go back

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and tell him for me, I'm at Alamo. And the

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is, is Don't you know that if you go and you help them with their need, it's better for you than one hedge after another. So when he heard that from an assassin, he left his attic up and went with them to help them.

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This is the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala is important. romanised important all of these things are important must be done. But with that, Allah subhana wa Taala wants you to serve His creation and help his creation. And that is the past agenda. As Allah subhana wa tada to make that easy for us. And to grant us an easy and speedy path agenda who locally had was stuck at Aloha, do you want to come first?

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hamdu Lillah Alhamdulillah Hamden, Catherine

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de Waal, suddenly wa Sallim wa salim Hamad sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom

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have the benefits of helping others and there are so many of them

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is that when you assist and you help,

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someone will help you.

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And it is a loss of Hanover.

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As the prophets of Allah when he was in them says, Well, okay, I will need Madame loony.

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Allah will continue to assess assist

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a person as long as they are assisting others,

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as long as you're helping with whatever Allah has given you.

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Well, time, Money Advice, whatever it is that you can do, as long as you're assisting others and helping

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the one who will be helping you is no other than Allah subhanho wa Taala The one who will be protecting you is no one other than Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, the One who will be pushing away harm from your way is no one other than Allah subhanho wa Taala

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as he also said, some Allahu alayhi wa sallam scenario at Masada su he said that when you perform good deeds and when you hold help others, they will protect you from destructive afflictions Musalia so things that will destroy you, and it's right there and you may not see it to panela you're not able to see it detected to protect yourself from it, but who can protect you and who can protect your family and children and your community from it? A loss of Hannah what Allah says when you're doing something good, Allah loves it from you. And when you close to Allah like that, a lot will take it upon him.

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self to protect you even sometimes we do not we do don't realize that there is danger ahead. But Allah protects Subhana Allah, there are some people who when they are in need, and this has been a proven formula, when they are in need, whatever that need may be. Sometimes it's financial. Sometimes it's about the family. Sometimes even it's psychological in the sense that they're not feeling right. They're depressed, they're agitated, they're angry,

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and you want that to go away.

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The best ways for that to go away is to find ways to help others. Whatever way that a lot gives you find the opportunity, pursue it and help others. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala, you will find that Allah will start solving your problem for you, or at least making it easier upon you and granting you solutions that he did not see before. And that's a testimonial with a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had said,

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Allah azza wa jal loves that from us. But for that to be true, for that, to be a rewarding experience, for a lot to love it and to reward for it for it to be pleasing to Him, we must do it for the sake of Allah alone.

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And not for the sake of humanity.

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Not so that I would receive thanks and appreciation from someone else, as Allah says, In the Quran, or the tongue of those who please Allah.

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Allah, we're only feeding you for the sake of Allah for the face of Allah Subhana nonreducing condesa Shakira, in an alchemy, rabina, Yeoman, Abu some company, we do not want from you any rewards or things, we fear, a dreaded day. That is the day of judgment.

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So when you do for the sake of humanity, you will be disappointed, and you will starve. Because humanity is not by in gratitude.

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They may receive the good that you do evil and wickedness sometimes. And when you experience that you will stop and you say, Why should I continue? They don't deserve it.

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But in the meantime, we're not doing it for you. So I don't want you to reward me by anything.

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In fact, some of the seller, if someone would reward them for a good that they've done, they would reject it. Or if they take it, they will compensate so that they would not be doing it for any worldly exchange at one. Sure thanks. And I don't need it. If you tell me because

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I will see what Yeah, giving you back the same data that you've given me so that I'm not doing it even for your own. I'm doing it for Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And if you do it for Allah alone, then there is no need to stop.

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Even if they are ungrateful, even if it goes unnoticed and unappreciated. Because what you want is with Allah, not with humanity, but when it's done for humanity, you will stop, because humanity will disappoint you sooner or later. And if they praise you, they're going to criticize you.

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It has to be for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, and there needs to be a balance. Some of us only emphasize benefiting people helping people and we forget about other aspects of Eman. Any good deed without a man any good deed without a class is not accepted by Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And that's why I shadow the law and the prophets of the law. He said I'm an important question. She said the rule of law even

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someone who was in jail he can

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miskeen he was famous for being very kind and generous to his kin and family. With a Miskin. It feeds the hungry.

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Very famous in jelly before Islam, said Dr. rasulillah that he can Afro will this help him with Allah azza wa jal? So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said no,

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no Lamia polyoma he's gonna explain why in the hula mia polyoma fairly happy to muddy he never said even once he Allah forgive me my sin on the Day of Judgment. Meaning he didn't believe the things that he was doing. He was doing for the sake of what the dunya now the earthhero

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he's doing it for the sake of praise, doing for the sake of duty doing it because this is his habit. This is why people act and are generous when it's for the sake of the dunya

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but Allah subhana wa tada wants it to be for Allah and Allah alone. So if it is based on a man, Allah rewards for it, if it is based on thinking, this is something good that I'm doing, and I want to save this

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I want to save it for a day where I will be running to look for one good deed and he wanted to help me then I don't care if people like me now or not good because of it. I want a loss of Hanover data to like me. I want to find someone who's in need. And as the profits of the law audio system, I want to chase their hunger, because I have that ability. If I eat, why should they be hungry? If I can help them with a problem? Why should they feel pain? If I can close them? Why should be there should they should they be naked?

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In a hurry?

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Once the poor people came to the profits

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from the tribe,

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and they were almost semi naked, they didn't have a lot of clothes to cover them. And they were torn. And they were barefoot. They're very poor. And they came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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His face changed. When he saw the depth of need that they had

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and how little they had his strange say that they could see sadness on his face. So he stood in a hotel. And he spoke to the community. And he says

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to me dinner he told

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me, it says donate whatever you can donate. It's Mohammed sadena whatever it is, and they said then then I person from the Ansari came with a bag of money, his hand almost cannot carry it. And he put it next to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and when the Sahaba saw that, one after the other, they rush to donate for the sake of Allah azza wa jal.

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rasulillah he can.

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He says his face sallallahu alayhi wa sallam glistened as if it is made of gold. He became so happy when he saw people donating for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then he said, as soon as that Hasina fellow Jew, our German Amina via Yeoman kiama, the one who begins a good since

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then he will have that reward, and the reward everybody who's imitating him till the Day of Judgment, that person first donated, encouraged others by his donation. And all of that is going to people. He said he will have the reward of whatever he donated, and everyone else who followed after.

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So you see the response of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that the needs of humanity are our needs. The needs of our brothers and sisters are our needs, whether they are far or near. Whenever you find an opportunity, and Subhanallah some of the scholars of Islam in America Rahim Allah call another tune up see the cowboy Howard Aegina. So sakamaki says I vowed that my life is gonna be to fulfill people's needs.

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This is what I've vowed I've given my life to. So whatever someone is in need, that's where you will find me. Other other.

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Ally says, if you want to be of the best of people, when you wake up in the morning, have that intention, I'm going to try to benefit as many people today as I can. This is this is my goal. In addition to Islam, for the sake of Allah, you're a bad but also if I ever find someone who's in need, my intention is to help as many people as I can, and I encounter today, this is this will make you the best of people and it will also chase away selfishness, and will bring people's love being in there as well on top of that, and more important than that, the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to make use of those who help others and they make that a priority in their life, and take every opportunity that they find, so that it would help people who are around them near and far. He Allah help us to use our talents and abilities and the gifts that you have given us, to thank you for them, and to help others with them. And bless the honorable alameen whatever you have given us, we are here to help us to help others and make that a pathway towards your love. and grant us a clause in our deeds clause in our a better if wasn't the help that we give to others, if lost in our life. And the Allah protect us from all evil in this life, the the things

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that we know about and the things that we do not know about. And grant is all good in this life, the things that we know about and the things that we do not know about. And we're asking you a lot to bless us and our families and our children and our wealth and to cure our sick and to secure our needs yada but I mean, all we ask you for all the good in this life and the hereafter and we seek protection from all evil in this life and in the Hereafter. And he Allah forgive us all of our sins and grant us a sincere repentance and make Jen Our abode your enemy and protect us from Hellfire er hamara Jaime allemagne Anissa Lucas

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