Heart Therapy 6 – Hadith
Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
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The Messenger salla Allahi alayhi wa sallam said: (O Abu Dharr, do you suppose that abundance of wealth is affluence? Affluence is the richness of the heart and poverty is the poverty of the heart. The one who is rich in heart will not be harmed by what they face in this world, and the one who is poor in heart will not be enriched by how much they acquire of this world. What harms his self is its shuh [i.e. avarice])
Reported by ibn Habban and al-Tabarani and is declared to be sahih by al-Albani (Sahih al-Jamia 7816)
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hamdulillah This is Hadith number six, in the series of Hadith on the purification of the heart, and edification of the soul is localu B with a skier to nefs.
And in this Hadith, as we will see in sha Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is redefining a category that all of us are familiar with, which is the category of who is rich and who is poor.
And it's telling us here according to that redefinition, that the way that we react to the outside world and what we seek, how it influences us, depends on what type of heart we have.
So inshallah without further ado, let's meet read the Hadith first as always in Arabic and then read the translation and then go and explain it inshallah, in some detail.
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so here also lies a lot of audio Salaam, he is speaking to the his companion of without, and he says a Buddha. Do you suppose? Do you suppose that abundance of wealth is affluence? Do you suppose that abundance having a lot of money is what it means to be rich. That's what he's saying. He says affluence or being rich is the richness of the heart.
And poverty is the poverty of the heart.
The one who's rich in heart will not be harmed by whatever he faces in this world.
Again, the one who is rich in heart is not going to be harmed by what they face in this world. And the one who is poor in heart will not be enriched by how much they acquire of this world by how much they get. It's not going to help them. What harms his self is it's short.
And we can translate that as avarice or greed.
So here as we see, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is talking to Buddha is one of the companions who was well known for his detachment from the dunya. Why he did not want it, he did not seek it, he was renowned for that. So here, the prophet SAW you said that he's talking about him instructing him and us also, by extension, how do you define and how do you understand who's rich and who is poor. So when you look on the head, it has a continuation inshallah, that will come to inshallah, in time, when you look at someone or something, do you look at how much they possess a wealth of material gain.
That is the superficial, the external possession that they have. You look at that, and you say that that person or this thing is rich, it could be a country.
That's how we also classify countries, this country has money, that means this is a rich country, this money doesn't have this country doesn't have money. This is a poor country, the same thing with people or with families or their neighborhood or cities. This person doesn't have money. So he is a poor person. And this person possesses a lot of money then that's a rich and affluent person and affluent neighborhood. So he says, Is this how you define it? It says this is not its definition. Its definition is you look inside the heart and then the
poverty of the heart, or renal richness of the heart. That's how you define an individual as being poor or rich, not by any external yardstick or measure but by that internally our state of how much he has or she has in their heart. That's how you define a person.
when you look, let's let's talk first about that poverty alone.
you look at us humans, and you will find that we are living in constant poverty. Translate poverty as need. Poverty equals need, as long as you need something, your relationship to it to it is a relationship of poverty of dependence. That's what poverty is.
So you'll find that physically, we are extremely dependent. We're not self sufficient. Who's the only person or the only one who is self sufficient? A loss of Hannah with the island What does it mean that he's self sufficient? Doesn't need anyone
does not depend on anyone. We on the other hand, every second of every day, we need something we need Allah subhanahu wa Tada. No, we may not realize it.
But Allah makes us realize it by the fact that we have to read, if we can breathe, we die.
Right? We have to eat if we don't eat, we die.
We need protection from illness and disease. If not, then we die.
We need others, other people to help us. So we always have this external need. That is a poverty because it's need
as long as you need something you're dependent on it. Your relationship to it is a relationship of poverty and descendants of dependent. None.
And that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yeah, you have to enter motoko in Allahu Allahu Allah, honey and honey. Oh people, you are the one who are poor when it comes to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah translate that as you're the one who always need Allah, your relationship with Allah is that you're always in need of him. So you are
to Allah with Allah you are Pokhara. Our on the other hand is a honey your honey, the rich.
Right? As Allah says, In so many other is going to be helping God if he wishes, he can just remove you, all of you why all of you could die and he'll bring another type of creation. Molly, do we know Mariska woman, what do you do? Are you crying when I don't want them to sustain me? I don't want them to feed me. So it's saying continuously, I don't need you is saying that you see right you will never reached the level where you will be able to benefit me.
Nor will you all of you reach the level will you be able to harm me.
So Allah exists beyond bright, anything that we can give. To Allah doesn't have a need. We on the other hand, Allah is saying unto me, and this is eternal, white, permanent poverty, that doesn't go away.
It never goes away. on this earth when we die when we were in general, it never goes away. So any creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala is dependent on Allah so has this
as as a characteristic of its existence. Right? Now, as we need Allah who's the one who had given us physical life, Allah, Who is the one who nourished that nourishes us physically, Allah protects us from harm physically, Allah.
Now who is the one who gives us spiritual life?
In a similar way, it's only Allah.
It's not only the physical part, it's not only physically I need Allah but spiritually not know internally and externally, you're coming from the same source, you don't have to creators. It's the same creator and as physically and Allah had made this assigned for that made dependence here assigned for your dependence elsewhere. So as you need him physically, you need him spiritually as you need him on the outside you need him on the inside, as you are poor on the outside you're also fatigued and poor on the inside.
And your life on the outside is given by a lie about your the life of your heart is given by Allah subhanho wa Taala also an Allah subhanaw taala says yeah you Halina Amano is such a Buddha he was either the accompaniment
or you who have EMA and respond to Allah and to the messenger when he asks you to do what gives you like
the are phone calls you to what gives life to you. What is the thing that gives you life?
The Ferghana and the guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala and obeying Him so Allah describes that as the thing that gives you right life. So real life inside the heart can only be supplied by Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And it is true life
because it's a comfortable type.
it's a relaxed type of life.
It's a life that fulfill our needs on the inside and any type of life that does not have Allah subhanho wa Taala in it is a type of life that is incomplete. Or as we described it, the heart actually might be dead. It doesn't feel it's dead, but it's fat could be dead.
And the only thing that could enliven It is Allah subhanho wa Taala and his guidance.
Now the Hadith is talking about a different type of poverty than the poverty then the ayah that I quoted is talking about value that says,
Allah, you are the ones who are poor.
In relation to Allah, the Hadith is talking about attack of poverty that can go away, not an eternal type of poverty, because he says, if you have poverty of the heart, it is this, this this. But if you have richness of the heart means that the type of poverty that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam is talking about, can go away.
The poverty that Allah is talking about this eternal law.
There are two types of poverties. So the one that Allah is talking about, is your dependence on Allah, that never goes away. That's the Eternal One. The poverty that Allah says that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is talking about is when the heart is empty of Allah, when Allah is absent,
and when Allah is absent,
then the heart is full. But that can be fixed and can be remedied, can be fixed, by bringing Allah subhana wa Taala into the heart again,
by knowing Allah,
and by acting upon that knowledge.
So here I'm defining that type of poverty that we may have.
the need of the heart? How is the heart needy,
the heart will be in need, or who suffer from that poverty. It's a it doesn't know Allah subhanho wa Taala. Or its knowledge of Allah is incomplete or distorted.
Or it has knowledge of Allah, but it fails to act upon that knowledge. It knows a lot, but it feels to act upon that knowledge. It doesn't love Allah, or love for the sake of Allah. It doesn't fear Allah, it doesn't trust Him, it doesn't have dependence on him no tawakkol. So it fails to act upon that knowledge, then it fails to taste the sweetness of that knowledge, so it remains still empty.
So either a person doesn't know Allah and if you don't know Allah, how can you seek Him? And how can you have him in your heart? How can you want him in your heart if you don't know who Allah is?
Or you know, you have that knowledge, but at the same time, you have failed to appreciate it. So you keep looking for something else. And this is because the heart as Allah Subhana Allah, Allah created, it is always in is in need. That's the meaning of poverty. Take the example of physical dependence.
If you don't feed us, what do we do?
We start right. And if you're hungry, what do you do?
You go looking for food, you go looking everywhere, there's a need, and it needs to be satisfied. It has to be satisfied. If you're thirsty is the same thing. You will go and look for it and you will keep looking for it until you find it. Now sometimes you find something that is really good for you and you will take it and it will quench your thirst and nourish your body and sometimes you'll find something that is bad for you, but you think it's good. And you will take it in and will harm you in the long or short term.
But either way, you're seeking something because something is missing on the inside. The poverty is of the heart is exactly the same. The heart needs Allah subhanho wa Taala if it is no Allah or has not yet grown to trust Allah subhana wa tada it still has that emptiness inside.
It is starving or it is thirsty. So it will go and look for something always will look for something and it will try to fill that emptiness and void inside with whatever it can find.
And that could be money.
Or that could be status and fame.
Or that could be a position
or a profession. Or it could be family. Whatever you immerse yourself in because we believe that these things bring happiness to us and I feel an emptiness and I need to fill it.
I have a need. So what do I fill this need with? I'm going to try money and maybe a promotion.
Then maybe a bigger car and maybe a bigger house and this, that is bringing me some joy. So maybe this is what my heart needs.
But for some other people, it's not that our it's not enough. So maybe fame, I want to be famous. And a lot of people in today's world, they want to be famous in whatever way possible, because they think that's where their happiness lies. Right? Whether it's fame or infamy, when it doesn't really matter, whether it's dignified or in dignified, it doesn't really as long as people know me,
and recognize me, and praise me, or even if they criticize me, though, no publicity is bad publicity, right? As long as people know me. So this is good, I want this, I need this.
Or of course, family, right? Maybe I can fill this emptiness with family, I will have children, I will be busy with them, I will have a wife, I will have a husband, I will be busy with that. So all of these things are attempts to fill our heart. The problem is that
our heart is not designed to be only satisfied with these things.
It can never be fully satisfied with these things.
Why is that because we are looking
for the permanent.
Whatever thing you hold on to, or you try to hold on to,
when you discover a river, you really realize that you're going to lose it, it's foils or takes all the joy of that thing away.
Because we're not looking for something that we're going to lose later.
It's too painful. And looking, if you think about it,
you're really looking for something permanent, that's something permanent, that will never change that will never leave will always be there for me.
So anything that I'm getting, when I know or when someone tells me that I'm going to lose it, that it's impermanent, and I'm impermanent, it takes that joy away.
So that's one problem with everything else that we try to fill our hearts with. The other thing is that whatever we try to put in our hearts other than Allah Subhana what data, it doesn't really satisfy us on all levels.
It satisfies us on some levels, but not on all the levels. Right? Not on the intellectual level and the emotional level. Right, internally and externally. It doesn't answer all of our questions, we're looking for really deep inside, we're looking for that overwhelming love that we can find security with.
We're looking for perfection. At the same time, we're looking for acceptance of our own weaknesses. And that is a really ironic way when it comes to humans, right? When we look, we want perfection.
In the things that we're looking for, we're disappointed by imperfection.
At the same time, we want people to accept us the way we are.
Appreciate it. So we we are at least that's how it's you know, in the West. Take me the way that I am. But also we're looking for perfection.
And it doesn't work. And when you even throw yourself into human love, what happens is that you always are met with most of the time with disappointment.
You hear the stories of people who love and really that intense love because that's what people are looking for that intense type of love.
And when they give themselves to another human internally, wholeheartedly to another human, what happens is that they always tend up to be disappointed. Because that nature of human love is that it's not stable. I love you today but I hate you tomorrow. Right? There is jealousy, there is betrayal, there is fizzling emotions, I have changed, I don't love you any more. Or I don't love you the way or how much you love me. So there's always a disappointment when it comes to human love. So we keep looking right? And we drown ourselves with other things in our in life.
Just forget about the hot asking us.
Those things that you have chosen are not enough for me. Keep looking. And the thing that we are looking for, is Allah subhanho wa Taala
because he is the permanent, who never changes,
never goes away.
And he's the one who can answer all of our questions.
So Will I lose him? No, we will not lose him. Will he accept me through though I am weak and flawed? Yes, he will. As long as you go back to him. As long as you repent as long as you ask him. Yes, he will accept you. Will he protect me? Yes, he will protect me.
While I suffer, you know you will not suffer. So all of our anxieties are answered when we love Allah subhanho wa Taala no other human can provide that
No other material possession can provide that. So our hearts will continuously be in that type of poverty
unless they meet Allah subhana wa tada and have a light inside. That's why the Prophet sallallahu wasallam says in the Hadith, it doesn't matter how much you give him of the dounia, if his heart is poor,
if my heart is poor, it doesn't matter how much you gather of the dunya. To give to me, and to feed me, I'll always want more.
They say that if you give the son of Adam the entire this entire Earth, but a penny, he wants, he will want that Penny
is not enough. And I'm going to add to this, if you give him this entire earth, He will start looking at the moon in the store and say, I want these two.
Because nothing is done enough. It's never enough. Right? It's like a black hole, it keeps swallowing and it wants more and more and more, and it's never enough.
there are some commonalities between physical poverty and spiritual poverty.
The physically poor materially poor, the one who doesn't own money, right? Usually what he possesses is inferior
is of lower quality. And a lot of his needs or or her needs, they go unmet, and that brings sorrow, and sadness.
And your expectations for the future also are not going to be met. Most probably, if you don't have the money to finance whatever you want. And a person who is full, really, you have to also understand that the person who was in need, will always look for things that will satisfy that need. So frantically looking for this job and that job, right, this dollar and that dollar, so we're always on the search for a solution, and does not have extra to help others with with, so no extra money. So I can't tell any other any other person, I can even satisfy myself. Spiritual poverty is the same.
One inferior possessions that what the heart possesses is of lesser qualities, the emotions of the heart, the intentions of the heart,
the emotions, the intentions, the life of the heart is always of inferior quality, that depth of heart is typically greedy,
unhappy with what it has,
and we with other people around it, because they have something that he doesn't have, they possess what he does not possess. So sort of, if you think of that heart as possessing furniture inside that furniture is of the lowest quality, the emotions of the lowest emotions, the intentions are not godly intentions or heavenly intentions. They're always earthly intentions, I only want to do this, I only want to win that person, I only want to earn more money, those are the intentions, it's not noble intentions, so it's inferior in that regard.
Second, the needs also never go met as we as I've just said,
I need to be happy. never find happiness, no matter what you earn.
Especially Subhana Allah for the big for the big things that you plan for the big moments in life.
You know, if someone is looking for his or her graduation maybe, or you know, the first job or the first promotion or the first house, and he or she thinks, once I get this thing, I'll be happy.
And you work so hard for it. And the problem is that we really invest that moment with a lot of happiness. Yes, I will be happy and my problems will be solved and I'm not going to be thinking and I'll be a new person and all my anxieties and all the bad things in my heart are going to go away it's so you invest it with all of that
up until the time when you come to it and it actually happens and you find that it was a great disappointment.
Okay, so Okay, I graduated now now what I thought I was in really be happy when this happens. But it's not what I thought is going to be here I have you know, my first house or my first child or, and all these things, yes, there's some happiness but it's not what we have thought it's going to be.
So the heart who's all that's always looking right has all of these needs. And like the physically poor, the spiritually poor with these needs go unmet.
And if these current needs go unmet, it's very likely that the future needs also are going to be unmet. So this person will tell
to himself, and he says, If I'm miserable now, how's it going to be later, when I'm older, when I'm alone,
So there's also increased tension and increased anxiety. Again, it's because there's nothing Allah subhanaw taala is not inside. So you keep looking and you keep looking and you keep missing, and you keep missing. You know, it's that the thing that is going to make me happy.
And we always think it's this thing. And it turns out to be a disappointment, and so on, and so on, and so on. Because we keep missing the thing, the biggest thing, which is Allah subhanho wa Taala.
as the one who's materially poor, will go from one thing to the other frantically, maybe sometimes looking for a solution. So is the person who is spiritually poor, we'll try everything. I will try everything. There's a new relaxation technique, I will try that there is new
meditation, I will try that there is, you know, new insights, I will try that there's spending money, spending more money, right. I, I think that a lot of people will become famous, and they have all of these tattoos and piercings on their body, that's a type. That's a trap of trying to find happiness through something, changing something, you know, to the extent you know, there are some people who just to feel something, they cut themselves, and this could be a psychologic psychological disorder, or it could be a need, that just goes unmet. Right? Life is very empty. So you just simply what cut yourself just to feel something, right.
So this is a this is a disease, this is a disease, and though it's prevalent amongst some non Muslims, you know, it could be in some Muslims could also suffer from it. Because when we don't have Allah Subhana, Allah in our hearts, and in our minds, life seems very empty.
You're going towards nothingness. You know that modern society, popular culture doesn't offer you anything of substance as a goal, because everything is going to go away. It's just a distraction. Just keep doing this, just keep doing is don't think about the big issue is just keep doing this, earn more, earn more, watch this, watch this, watch this, buy this, buy this, buy this, right?
They don't want you to sit alone with yourself and think
they want to distract you all the time.
There was a comment on Facebook were that it said
that a lot. A lot of people don't like to be alone and sit just by themselves. Right? Just by themselves alone with their own thoughts. You think that's true?
For a lot of people, it just can't be alone with yourself.
Right? Well, I mean, I don't recall exactly the experiment. But I'll tell you, I'll share with you what I remember of it. They had an experiment where they asked people psychological experiment where they asked people, he said, you're gonna you're gonna sit in a room
for 15 minutes, you can't do anything else, you don't have anything else with you and you can't engage in any activity, you just have to sit.
The only thing the only thing that you have in that room is that you're hooked up to a machine. And you can administer an electric shock to yourself, if you wish. That's the only thing that you can do. Otherwise, for 15 minutes, you have to stay with your thoughts. Right.
They said when it came to men, more than 50% of men chose to electric electrocute themselves, at least once. Rather than be alone with their fast for 15 minutes It was lower with a woman but more than 50% of men.
It is very, very difficult right? To stay alone with your thoughts.
Because we have been been trained to stay alone with our thoughts and because they usually go towards the dark places. That's why they don't want to even think about it but a person who contemplates reflects upon Allah subhana wa tada and keeps thinking about it engages in Vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't mind being alone.
In fact, you know, some of the stuff right? They used to run away from people so that they can be alone. She's the opposite.
Not because they have their phones and you know, they're sitting next to you and they don't even, you know, acknowledge you and they're just on their phone that living in the virtual world, right that we're living in Facebook and Twitter are, that's where they live, they don't care about you. It's not that no they want it to be with Allah subhanho wa Taala
or they want it to be with with stories.
The seller, you saw the lightning mobarak. And famously, when he was asked, you don't stay with us. You don't get to spend time with us, the people that are talking to him, you do always alone. Why? He says, You're, you're just backbiting people. That's what you're doing. And how can I be alone or lonely when I'm sitting with the companions of Mohammed Salah Lo, and he was alone, because that's what I'm spending my time with reading about them. So I'm never lonely. So I'm choosing their company or your company. And that makes sense.
But that is a person who has Allah subhanho wa Taala in his heart, so he can do that. But the poor heart, on the other hand, can never do that can never stomach that can never tolerate it. Because it's empty. How can you ask an empty heart to be with itself, just to acknowledge my emptiness. It's very difficult to acknowledge my emptiness, to be face to face with it and say, I have nothing so popular culture and the modern world right is just pushing us towards nothingness. There's nothing for you just work work work for, you know, for the sake of what? The economy
that's it, but there's nothing for you. And it doesn't really answer any of the important questions that you're supposed to ask.
And lastly, of course, the poor heart because it's for on the inside, can't tell anybody else if it cannot help itself.
The difference of course, is that physical poverty, you can just eradicate that easily. few dollars right and you no longer poor anymore. Spiritual poverty on the other hand,
how can you eradicate that
there's only one thing that can eradicate that and that is your relationship with Allah Subhana Allah to Allah.
Material poverty, words come towards the you know, you live for, you know all your life, when you die. It ends, it ends.
Spiritual poverty, a person lives for in this life and lives for in the next, and it never ends.
So really, they're fundamentally different right
richness of the heart or affluence of the heart as the prophets of the law Do you it was seldom referred to at the zenith
means to have a last panel or data insight in terms of knowledge, emotions and intentions meaning you know, who Allah is.
And the more you know, the better.
And the more in detail it is, the better as well you know, the more knowledge that you have, the more that you email will increase. Right.
So knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala and in detail is in their heart and then the heart also responds to it at based upon it, and loves Allah fuse Allah trusts Allah subhanho wa Taala does what it does for the sake of Allah avoids what Allah hates. That's what the heart is. And this heart has found that particular piece
that fills its void. And because the heart has found it, it's not looking anymore.
And in so much as you have it, you will start looking.
Right? That's why the prophets have allowed us to send them says,
it doesn't matter what happens to that heart afterwards. Hello, Guru Humala, PM, India doesn't matter. the ups and downs of the dounia afterwards, do they don't really matter. That person who has this, this ritchhart can be poor, but that poverty doesn't harm him.
He will be fine.
Because though it could be a fitna, poverty could be a fitna and it is a fitna, right when you need something and you don't have it.
But his, he is not looking the eye of his heart, let's call it it's not looking at what is happening around him. It's looking at a loss of how know what data it understands. Whatever happens is happening by the permission of Allah, and Allah will take care of me. And my sustenance and provisions are guaranteed because Allah guaranteed them. And whatever like gives me goose gives it to me because he knows I need it. And whatever he takes away from me takes it away from me, because he knows that I don't need it, and it may harm me. So his heart is always looking at the last panel without everything else happening around is incidental, and unimportant. So money could come money
Right? recognition could come recognition could go and I'm not saying this is easy.
I'm not saying this is easy. This is something that we strive for, and we asked a lot for it. But it's always stays there right as as as a goal that we want to achieve is something that we ask Allah subhana wa Taala for Don't make me a person who's poor at heart but a person who's Richard harder
Those connected to you. So no matter what happens in this dunya I feel certainty in your promise, and that you are there for me. And if that happens, there is nothing for me and you to worry about. And can you imagine a state where you can reach where you can see, there's nothing in this role that you need to worry about? done.
I'm done. I'm not going to worry about anything in this dunya
Of course, you're going to work of course you're going to study of course you're gonna take care of your family, but you're doing this in obedience to Allah Subhana what to Allah because Allah commands this and loves it, knowing fully, that the results are not in your hands, but they are in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala and he's the one who does what he wants. So you do it and you leave the results to Allah subhanaw taala and then you don't worry anymore about anything.
That is the heart that is not in need of anyone else. Right in the middle, Tomoko Gilan, and I want us to call are we feeding you, for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala, we do not want you to reward us for anything or even thank us.
It's nice to be thanked right when you do something nice. Right? It's nice to be thanked.
And it doesn't mean here that you're not going to feel better when somebody thanks to you, but you're not waiting for it. And you're not doing it for that. And it's not going to deter you from doing what is right because people are not thanking you. Because again, your heart is looking at a loss of power without and anything that happens around is not important.
And that is really a phrase rule the status that a person can reach, if Allah allows us to reach it, if Allah Subhana Allah is inside, we will help us inshallah, Richard,
is to know that and this is really important is to know that your work is not tied to who you are, and what defines you is not tied to how much money you make.
And it's not tied to your job.
So, we have to sort of break these things apart
and join them I am not defined by how much money I have.
I am not defined by how people respect me or not based on my profession, what do I do this or what do you do this I am in this institution or when that's respect. I'm not defined by that. I'm not defined by their praise or by their criticism.
Right here ignorance or the Allah says in Allah tala, you have a woman do you have?
What are you gonna eliminate?
Allah subhanho wa Taala, will give money to those who he loves, and to those whom he doesn't.
And only gives a man to the people that he loves.
So saying, it really doesn't matter. What your position is, what your title is how much you have, if you feel that is, that's what defines you. That's not what defines you with Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's not a sign of Allah stable, that He has given you money for that country that Allah has given them money, that's not a sign of a Las Vegas, whether he likes you, or he doesn't like you, He will give you money, Allah has a plan for why he had given you money. The only thing that is a sign of a loss, fever is email, that's the thing that is supposed to define you, then you want to really have a definition of yourself, see how much money you have. That's the thing that really should matter,
money or not position or not people's praise or not status, it doesn't really matter.
And it's wonderful if we can actually reach a stage where I will say, I will only define myself, and then others based on the image that I have in my heart.
And that is it. Now I will not use any other criteria.
See, in the continuation of that study that we just first read, where the Prophet sallallahu wasallam asked a Buddha about what is poverty and what is affluence. He said in the continuation.
He said and then he asked me about a people of the people of Porsche says Do you know him?
And he said, Yes, or messenger of Allah. I know him. I said, Yes, I know him very well. This is a famous person.
So he says, How do you suppose he is? Or what do you think about him?
What do you think about him? What is your opinion about him? And he said,
either salotti what either Hello, okay. It says if he asks for something, he will be granted. And if he wants admittance, if he knocks on someone's door, if he says something, people listen, if he knocks on someone's doors, he will go
be granted entry that he is a person of renown in his community, a person from
right so this is who that person is well respected.
Right so today for instance, you know, just finalists and sometimes I'm the amazed that sometimes you celebrities talking about political things and economic things, right actors and singers and but we listen to them.
So that's the type of person right, right that if he talks people listen, I don't know why we're listening, but we listen. If he talks people listen, if he wants to, he sits with presidents and kings and right. And UN officials. But but he's just an actor. Why Subhanallah? Why is he discussing these important matters? And he's just simply an actor. Right?
That's the world we live in. So he's talking about this person. How is he says he's this kind of person, well respected, wants to go wants to say everybody will listen, everybody will open their doors to him. Then he asked me about a person from animal sofa, a person from the people of sofa These are the people who used to live in dentistry. The back side of the message of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, that's the only residence they didn't have any other place to stay. Do you know so? And so? I said, I don't know him. He said he continued to describe and describe and describe until I knew me so yeah, by Allah prophet of Allah. Like I know him. Yes, I know him. He says, How
about him? What do you think about him? He says, a poor man from the people of suffer.
And in other words, nobody. He's a Nobody. Nobody knows. He didn't know him. He didn't know. He was poor himself. He didn't even know him. Since a poor man.
You know, I think in another generation, it says, you know, if, if he's going to ask for something no one will give him if he knocks on someone doors, no one is going to open that door if he talks, nobody listens. Right.
So the Prophet sallallahu wasallam says, This person
is better than that. The earth sphere of that other person. This person that you don't know, from the people have so far is better than that. Of that other person, that if you were to take this earth and fill it is not just one to 1020, take this earth, fill it with that other person, this one single person would still be better than the other person preparation.
And that's amazing.
So there's a judgment and there's a judgment, there's a judgment that masks another judgment, the truer judgment behind it. What's your judgment that says, This person is respectful, and this person, nobody knows him, this person should be listened to this person shouldn't be listened to the other judgment says, This person is worth nothing compared to the other person. And no one knows.
So this is what helped us to be content with the last panel data and place them in our heart and have that is enough. Meaning that it doesn't really matter how much I have and what people say about me, and whether they know me or not, whether they listen to me or not, right, I always talk and talk and talk and give ideas. Nobody listens to my ideas. It doesn't really matter. What really matters is your relationship with Allah Subhana Allah to Allah the Most and if that is fine. Everything else as I said, is incidental.
People want to take from you and have been adorable Allah mean want to listen to you and hamdulillah If not, it doesn't really matter.
as the profits of the law you sell them says, it protects you from the fluctuations of this life. It's like it gives you immunity. Right? It's that it's that sort of living heart healthy heart, strong heart that is not harmed by the fitness. Remember, we talked about the heart that will be so pure, and white, that no fitna will ever Harmon. Remember back in some ahaadeeth that we said that. So he's saying the same thing, white repeating the same thing about this ritchhart meaning that if you possess it,
whatever happens in this dunya you don't have to worry about a lot takes care of you and your knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala will carry you through it.
But also having a rich heart
gives you something in this life gives you risk provisions in this life. Having a poor heart takes away that provisions from you.
And I will cite here a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam where he says yaku kameena Adam.
Edna Adam not too bad mini
he says child of Adam.
So he says, child of Adam, dedicate yourself to my worship.
And I will fill your heart with richness,
you'll be satisfied on the inside. So this is the key, you'll be satisfied on the inside. And I will fill your hands with provisions I will provide for you.
So two things will happen. dedicate yourself to my worship. And of course, he's allowed him doesn't say 24 seven being the midst, it is not saying that. Right? None of the Sahaba understood it this way. He's a lot he said them himself not understanding this way. But worship me put that first. And he says Your heart will be satisfied and your hands will also be satisfied physically and spiritually, you will be fine. And I will take care of you on both ends.
Child of Adam don't put a distance between you and me, don't run away from me.
If that happens, I'll go put poverty in your heart. And you will fill your hands with busy work.
busy work meaning that you will always be busy doing something producing little, if anything.
So on the on the first, you know, part, the heart is not enough, the heart is never satisfied, I want more I want more because the heart is filled with poverty. Because I'm away from the source of that richness, which is a loss of panel data. That's why he says don't put a distance, you put a distance you lose that richness that comes from Allah.
So to put that distance,
but something else is how is going to happen. You'll always be busy.
And whatever you doing is not enough.
You say Where is the money going? There's no Baraka in that money, there's no barakah in what I'm doing. There's no happiness in it. I'm always unhappy with it, families always unhappy with it.
Why poverty in the heart, and you're always busy.
Right, whereas the other person, allow me put barakah in what they're doing, they may work little,
and earn lots or earn enough and be happy with it. And that's the sign of being truly rich in this life.
To be happy with what you have,
right? To be happy with what you have.
The dooney on the other hand, we think that is going to satisfy us. And there's really a beautiful saying here I'd like to share with you. It's attributed to Isa Maria Ali Salam. But it may not actually be
his saying. But anyway, in the books, it says.
He says, the one who seeks the dunya, the seeker of the dunya is the one who drinks from seawater, the more that he drinks, the thirsty or he gets, and it kills them.
Right. So if you're actually thirsty, right, you shouldn't drink any water from the sea. Why? Because the more that you drink, the thirsty you are.
And you keep drinking until it kills you.
It is the duty is exactly the same. Your heart is attached to it and you're seeking it and you're seeking only that you'll never reach an end where you will say I'm happy.
So it says remember that saltwater, he says you'll drink it and keep drinking and it keeps drinking. And you keep taking more and more of this journey. And every little bit of it is killing you. And you don't notice that it's killing you. But like the person who's drinking from the sea, it's killing him, eventually will
and that person will be pronounced dead, either physically, or spiritually that that's it done.
So that's the danger of seeking so much of the dunya.
And last thing and shall i just i want to mention
Is that is a material or physical poverty? Is this something that we should see? And should I ask the last panel data to be poor?
Or should I ask the last panel to add enough to make me feel.
here it's true that the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and most of the life of the companions, they did endure poverty.
Were they really in need. And a lot of times or many times, these needs went and met, they were hungry and they didn't have enough thirsty and they did not have enough. Right?
That is true. And here is an example here also, it's also beautiful to keep
mind just to first understand the extent of sacrifice they had and how much we really haven't lived the life that they've lived and having sacrificed the level of their sacrifice.
When people used to pray with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, some of the people have so far number, the software, the people of software, we describe the people who lived in the masjid or were extremely poor. It would be praying behind the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and some of them would faint in the Salah, because of how poor they were, they didn't have enough food, so they would be fainting. To the extent that the veterans who would be coming and visiting the profits of Longson when they would see this, they would say these are crazy and insane people. Right? Maybe possessed because they keep like falling, and they don't have enough to just sustain them while they
are praying to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam when the Salah would be over, he would go to them right maybe after they've woken up, he would go to them and he would said, no tenemos una mela come in the line as a victim. And this
is if you were to know what Allah subhana wa tada has in store for you, you would love that you would be poorer, and emoni.
And they had nothing.
Sometimes only the clothes on their back, that's the only thing and sometimes they would say it would be hardly just enough to cover their outer. That's how little they have. And fainting because they don't have food and the Prophet tells them that if you know what Allah has for you, you would wish that it would be even more for
and would be more in need.
So this is something that was Allah had given it to them.
What had given it to the Sahaba had given it to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they went through it because it purified them and purified their intention
so that it only stays for Allah subhanho wa Taala not doing it for the dunya anymore.
But the thing here, do we have to ask Allah for it or is this the best path? You will not find in the Sunnah of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam where the Prophet is saying Allah make me poor.
Because that is also a fitna, being poor is a fitna and I want to hear I'm emphasizing that so that we have a balance in sha Allah, it's a fitna to be in need.
And not to find enough to satisfy your need and the need of your wife and neither of your children and to have to go to someone maybe and ask them for a favor. That could be a sickness. And in fact, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam would say a llama India, although becoming a corporeal woman either will cover I I seek your refuge and protection from cover this relief from poverty, and from the punishment of the grave in the morning in the evening, that's part of the day, and also after the Salah. So it seek refuge from it. So it's not necessarily to be poor in need. That's not the status that we are recommended to see.
Some statements from the setup to explain that it's not about what you hold with your hand, but it's about your heart. Right. So the as to feel 30 can the person beside you know what it is right as I detached from this? Can he be as I didn't have money at the same time? He said none either to do
he says yes, he can have money and still be as a head where if he is tested, he's patient. And if he is gifted with something Allah blesses him blesses him with something. he's thankful.
He says, If that's the case, yes, he's still as I do, he has money. Another statement from a hematoma humble. Because a great side he said, we asked him, can the person have money and BSI.
He said, in Canada for hobbies. While he hasn't been on it.
That's a little bit more difficult. Right?
So he says can be can he be aside and have money in his hand? He says yes.
If if it goes up and increases, he's not happier. And if it decreases, he's not satisfied.
Meaning what? His heart is not there is not in the money.
Where's his arm?
With his normal with a loss of analog data, His heart is watching Allah. So Allah gives it is not happier. Now of course, if you're doing some business and it succeeds, there's it's naturally comes right that you're happy that your efforts have yielded something. That's something different. That's that's a natural feeling that you have, you can avoid that. But it's not about money.
So he's saying whether the money goes or whatever
When the money comes or stays or whatever happens to the money is hard is not there. It's hard as with Allah subhanho wa Taala and with his heart is with Allah subhanho wa Taala he can be with life the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam like Othman. Now, the Prophet says given he says, Here, it is profitable, it can be like Rebecca will be alone.
That's very difficult. He says, He says, this is all of my money.
He doesn't think twice about what I've left to my family, it doesn't really matter. It's hard as with Allah subhana wa Tada. So this is a person of a record rhodiola who doesn't care about money, whether he is it's more or less, it does not affect his emotions. his emotions are connected to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Now later, inshallah, when we talk about another had eaten, this is a heady think number 11. We'll talk more about the preferred state. And that is the state of kapha, of having enough,
not more, not less. That's the state of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam prayed for his family to have a llama Jalisco, Allah, Mohammed in Kuta. Allah make the sustenance and the provisions of Allah Mohammed, put meaning enough for them enough so that they don't have to ask anybody for anything, but they don't have extra.
That's what he preached for them. We'll talk more inshallah about it later.
But the last thing I want to mention is
the last part of that,
which is a show,
you're not going to be harmed by anything of this dunya.
If you are rich in heart, you're not going to be benefited by anything of this dunya if you are poor insight, the only thing that harms you, is your show, or greed on the inside.
So here, he is a lot of his enemies, really stating a very important fact.
Anything on the outside doesn't matter.
If you're okay, on the inside, what's on the outside doesn't harm you.
Right? It doesn't, you have to worry about it.
And if you're missing something on the inside, everything on the outside cannot help you.
People money matters. It doesn't help you, Madison relaxing, it doesn't help you.
The only thing that can harm you and benefit you is the state of your heart inside. And the only thing is that thing that he identified in terms of affluence and poverty here is a shoe. This is the thing that matters, your greed, or your avarice, your desire your cravings.
This is the thing that matters. If you have it, your heart is poor.
And if you don't have it, your heart is rich.
And there will be another Hadith inshallah we will be talking about in more detail, although it will be about sure. But for now sure means to desire more and more and more and never be satisfied. That's the definition of poverty.
Never be satisfied with anything.
And this person who has shown will always be unhappy and sad and miserable, because nothing is ever enough.
And if the person is able to treat that show, and become content with Allah subhanho wa Taala he will possess that free chart or on his way to possess that rich heart. Because now he doesn't desire beyond what Allah subhana wa tada has given him. And what Allah has given him is enough. And that is the definition of a rich heart and true happiness in this life.
This is it.
So you focus not on the outside, nothing on the outside is going to make me happy or sad.
And again, that's also something that is very difficult. It's not what's on the outside, that is gonna make me happy or sad. It's what's on the inside that really makes me happy or sad.
And that conclude by you know, a statement that you know, is always amazing to hear you know, from
what he says, What can my enemies do to me, my agenda is inside my heart.
They can put me in jail, that the A praiseworthy seclusion right. Where I can be alone with a loss of power with data. They can do whatever they want to me What is my agenda
That's what's amazing. So as the last panel with data to give us, the state where our agenda would be on the inside, or whatever happens on the inside outside does not matter and to give us a rich heart and to protect us from the poverty of the heart, discipline law, Halo four listening, satanic law of the shadow Allah Allah in the South Africa