Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
This khutbah explains the many and different ways we can find & increase Baraka in our lives. Examples include Baraka in certain food, Baraka in specific times and places, Baraka to prevent envy, and more.
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higher on howdy howdy Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, shalom to have a long 13 hour colavita Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah, na all praise and thanks belong to Allah, the Most High, the Most Merciful, we thank him and we seek His help and aid and ask Him to forgive us and we seek His refuge from the evil of ourselves in the sins that we commit. Indeed, home server like guides known can lead astray and home server Allah leads astray no one can guide never witness that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah alone. And then Hamad Salalah alayhi wa sallam is his prophet and messenger. Indeed, the best of speech is the book of Allah. And the best of guidance is the guidance
of Mohammed Salah Allahu alayhi wa sallam and the worst of religious matters are those that are innovated and every religious innovation is a bit and every bit dies misguidance every misguidance will be in hellfire.
In the last hookah, we talked about
the importance of Baraka in our lives.
to attain this product.
And the definition of this Radhika. We said that Baraka when we speak about Baraka to demystify, that word we say it basically means higher, good and goodness, the permanence and the multiplication of higher than our life. That's what Baraka is. So, when we say that something has Baraka, we say that this thing has higher in it.
And we talked about some of the ways and means for us to attain better can increase it in our lives. We mentioned the book of Allah, the Quran,
and we talked about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as a source of Baraka. And we also mentioned the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala Nicola specifically is the thought as a way for us to increase Baraka in our lives. So, in today's football, we will continue with the means and ways for us to put Baraka in our lives and increase it and preserve it. And the first thing that we will highlight in sha Allah today by the permission of Allah, is that Baraka is attained through a man and his loss and dakhla. That is, when you look at yourself as an individual, as community as a Muslim Omar, and we are seeking to increase Baraka in our lives. We will say that if you increase
if you increase your EClass sincerity that is you're staying and speaking for Allah, not for anyone or anything else. taqwa meaning that you are far away from what Allah hates, and closest to what Allah loves. When that happens, Allah will put butter
Get in your life.
Allah says in the Quran to support this one Allah.
Allah him Bharat katomina sama
Bhima can we accept the people of the town and villages, and they just only had believed and had taqwa. If we only had a man and had taqwa, we would have opened the gates of Baraka from on top and from beneath, from the sky, meaning the sky would rain and give them its goodness. And the earth also would give plants and its treasures and it will share its goodness with them if only they had a man and taqwa. But unfortunately, what I can get double but they denied the truth, and Allah punish them because of what they earned.
And this is similar to another ayah in the Quran, or the
Torah, when in Jena wanna own z me Robin laka lumens, okay, Mommy, Tatiana, Julian, if they were to apply, and uphold and hold on to the Torah, Torah, and the Injeel, and what has been revealed to them from their Lord, they would eat they will be provided for from up top, from our top and from beneath, meaning that all directions of risk and provisions would be open for them.
And this is a message not only for us that we should observe as individuals, but also when we look at ourselves as minority communities in non Muslim countries, and as majorities in Muslim countries. When we find that we like Baraka, like unity, like harmony, like effectiveness,
when we want to improve our economies, actually, this message we should share with non Muslims as well as individuals and societies. When your economy is suffering, the dollar is falling, higher unemployment,
recession and depression. When you're facing all of these problems, it's not only enough to adopt the physical means to exit and leave these problems. The physical means adopting for instance, sounder economic policies, more just distribution of wealth, that helps, but there's also non physical means that Allah subhana wa Taala had talked about and it's not enough to seek one without the other. So we tell them that you want to improve your society.
If you believe in the creator and in the provider, Allah subhanho wa Taala then he has told you that He will bless you and make you happier and good Baraka in your society. If you follow what he says, And if you don't, then Allah subhana wa tada no think even as a community in this country, or as a Muslim majority country, if you don't follow the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah will send upon you what will plague you and disturb you. And you will notice that there is no Baraka in your society and your economy and your happiness in general.
And Allah subhana wa tada Subhana Allah says, Allah Allah home in me, he is the one who has done over Allah subhanho wa Taala will give him ease in his affairs.
And the tafsir it says, is in the hereafter and in the dunya so you want ease in your affairs, you want Baraka in them, collectively or individually have done over the last panel what the hell and and Allah will give you that.
Another way to attain Baraka in our lives comes to us to a Sally Salah
when I spoke in his infancy,
one of the things that he said to the people he said, What Johnny mova can aim at,
and he Allah subhana wa Taala had made me blustered wherever I may be.
What does that mean?
In the tafsir, you will read the wasil have interpreted that as wildly manly, hiree de la Kimora even fuga de la nostra Nicola Monica. He said that he's a teacher of good and goodness, calling people to Allah subhanho wa Taala, making the obedience of Allah subhana wa Taala beloved to people giving advice to everybody that he meets, it says that is the greatest Baraka of a Salah, his Salah.
And the person who is like that is a person who is Mubarak and has Baraka in his life. He teaches people Islam or contributes to that in one way or another. He calls people to Islam or contribute to that in one way or the other. He constantly get people around him advice in the best way. He always benefits people who are around 10 anyone who meets him will not sort of lose sight of the fact that whenever I meet him, I'll come out with something good. I have learned something when I met this person that is different
FUBAR can have any person in this life. And when we actually do that attach ourselves to learning and teaching and calling to Islam. Allah will bless our lives in ways that we know in ways that we do not know and comprehend and fathom. Give you an example.
There were two brothers at the time of the prophets of Allah, Allah you are you are sending them okay? And how to whom a newbie or canon.
One of them used to come to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and learned from him. So we understand that this was occupied most of his time. And the other had a profession had a job, olive oil and Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Gangnam is. So the person with a job came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, complaining about his brother, as if to say, that's the only thing that he does, or he's not helping me with my business or is spending on him. And he's not spending on himself. That's his complaint. So what was the response of the Prophet Sall, Allahu Allah, yourself. And few words he told him.
is, is perhaps you are being provided for because of him.
Perhaps you're being provided for because of him. Now, of course, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam is not advocating and encouraging, you know, you just sit at home or you just be at the masjid all the time and let others support you another Hadith. We understand the Prophet encourage that you go and earn for yourself, your beads, the things that are going to support you. But he is pointing that person's attention person who's complaining, and he's saying to him, you think and I think and you think
that I earned What are your because of my intelligence, because of my skill, because of my hard work. Because of all of the hours that I'm putting in this job. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, If Allah subhana wa tada were to reveal to you the real reasons why you're earning what you're earning, perhaps you will find that there are things in it that you did not take into account that you're supporting someone. And because of that Allah is providing for you, perhaps they are parents, because perhaps they are children and wives and spouses, perhaps you are giving donations to people who need them. Perhaps in this case, you're supporting someone who is learning Islam. So don't think
it's only because of your own effort. The Baraka of that person who is learning Islam extended to his family, they didn't notice they didn't know about it, but increase the sustenance and the provisions of his brother.
So learning Islam will increase the blessings around you and bless people and your family and beyond. Because itself is Baraka, the person who's learning the ultimate goal is to go and teach. And Allah recognizes that and loves that and will put barakah in your life because of it.
Other acts of Islam also increased what okay in our lives, the calf for instance, you want Baraka in your money, just the word the chi itself. Zechariah suggests purification and multiplication.
So, if you have your savings, and you think if I don't give the cat I have more, if I don't give, I have more. Allah subhana wa Taala, on the other hand, is telling you No, it's not like that. I don't think like that. Things don't work like that. If you give it you first, you purify your savings, and I'll put barakah in them. So they will multiply many times more than if you would keep this occur in your money.
So if you want more money, if you want more Baraka, you get for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The same logic applies to another Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he talks about Hajin. Amara
is established by Nigel O'Meara fenomen fee and he
he says, perform hajj and Omar repeatedly one after the other because they remove poverty and sin as he took remove the impurities of gold and silver.
So think about it here. Someone is spending money
for Hajj spending money for Mr. And he thinks and she thinks I'm losing money. Of course we have to be sensible.
But he's losing money. But Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us through His Prophet sallallahu Sallam don't think so. Because when you come to me, I will bless you. And not only will your sins depart and go away, in addition to that, also I will bless the money that you have remaining. So we want Baraka from Allah subhana wa dalla. We obey Him in general, and we do the
specific things that the other the Prophet sallallahu Sallam had told us about.
There is also Baraka or if you desire Baraka,
you have to eat halal and avoid
eating the harana bringing the Koran into your home,
damages the Baraka of your family damages, the Baraka of your money damages the Baraka of your health, all of that is damaged. And eating the Hillel
is a blessing in itself. It's enough of a sin for the hot on for the hot on that morsel of food that is from heroin, that it stands to block the path between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala
that is one of the things that will stop you from being accepted is taking heroin into your household into your stomach. And one of the things this is the Baraka of the holler. One of the things that will make the connection between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala clear is eating hallette and only eating calahonda offered metalmark cuckoo sajama Tao as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, you want your data to be accepted, make
you want your data to be accepted by Allah make what you eat halal, and will be no sauce nothing standing between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala when meat when you make that, so eating the header.
Now something else that will bring Baraka into our lives
is similar to Rahim
being kind to relatives.
He said sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam, Mancera, who Anoop satola, who theorist he was the Attorney General rahima.
The one who would like to have his life be extended, and his wealth multiplied, let him be kind to his relatives.
So when you actually do this, the property is pointing out to rewards two types of blessings that you will get, your life will be extended, you will live longer. That is in our destiny, what Allah has written down, if this person does this thing, and he and she are kind to their relatives, I will extend their life if they don't, then I won't extend their life. So you have the option. You want to live longer, one way to live longer and a better life, you be kind to your relatives, and you want to actually earn more and for a lot to bless what you earn, you also be kind to them.
And here there is something that is beautiful, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is pointing your attention to these things, is saying do it for these things and the pleasure of Allah subhana wa Tada, don't do it for their sake, necessarily. Meaning I will call them if they call me or I will call them because they never call me, I will visit them when they visit me or I will never visit them because they don't visit me. You really don't want anything from them.
Your mama is not with them.
Your transaction is not with them. They don't matter in that transaction, what they do on what they don't, where your transaction is with whom, with a loss of power dialer, the return that you want is not from them is from Allah Subhana data. So it doesn't matter. Ultimately, the callback or not the visit back or not, the gift back or not, it doesn't really matter. You're doing it and your attention is at a loss of Hanover data and what he's going to give you.
So you want a better life. You'd be kind to your relatives. And in fact, another heading extends this extends this, where he says personal polio was no Jeeva was ceded to Rahim. Does he do feel Mr. Irani Dr. It says having good manners
and being good to your neighbor, and kind to your relatives, increases your lifespan and enriches the household.
So another Hadith you know, and it's weak, but the meaning is right.
It says you will find the in pious man, but who is good in his manners and is good to his relatives, you will find him rich
or you find the pious man. But when it comes to his relatives and the people around them and his manners he is not he will find him poor. There's because of this because they had not heeded the advice of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam you be kinder to your relatives have better manners with people who are around you, especially your neighbors and along will bless you will bless your house will bless your life and you will live longer and you'll have more to spend.
But if you don't do that, then your life will be shorter and your money will be much less
so this article
These are some of the ways that you can add even more Baraka into your life and we'll continue inshallah, in the next. Apolo kolyada was Dr. Lonnie Welcome
wa sallahu wa salam ala rasulillah Mohammed Muhammad, wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam about
all of us sell and buy.
And we do that almost every day, sometimes several times a day.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us if we want the outcome of that transaction to be blessed what to do, and we want it not to be blessed what to do. He says, for instance, the kinds of people that seller and the buyer in sada kobina Boudicca lahoma Kiba Hema were incredible ketema Baraka Dubai, Hema, the seller and the buyer of the are honest and transparent. Allah who blessing in that transaction.
But if they lie, and they cheat and they hide, then Allah will remove the blessing from that transaction. What does that mean? That is, if they are honest in their transaction,
and they don't try to cheat each other, they don't hide the defects and shortcomings of the thing that they are selling or buying. So it's all clear it's all honest.
Then Allah subhana wa tada will put Baraka will put Baraka in the money that you get and the Baraka and the thing that you bought.
And hear the shaytaan might come and say, Are you going to tell him about that defect? Why not hide it? Or you can actually share with him you know, all the mistakes of this thing that you're selling? You know, how actually how much actually you paid for it, etc, etc. Why don't you hide it because if you hide it, you'll get more. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, You don't get more you get less because there's no but again, if you've lied, and you cheated, your brother, your sister or that other person,
because then when you lie, by people swearing will lie so power law IP this and that for their will law I'm not making any profit will not there is nothing wrong with it and they're lying. And they think that they're earning more Allah subhanaw taala is saying through His Prophet sallallahu wasallam there is no Baraka, there is no Baraka in the thing that you bought by lying. There's no bar again the thing that you sell, buy, buy buy line, to be honest, and Allah subhana wa tada will put Baraka in it. And all of us sell and buy every day. So whenever we want to sell them by remember this.
There's also or you can increase the bulk of the wealth, even if you get it from Halliwell means you can increase its Baraka by your attitude, by how you look at it.
Listen to this hadith and it's an important Hadith.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in how their motherhood work and how they get all this wealth, this money is sweet looking, sweet tasting.
Meaning what? It's very, very attractive. money and wealth and everything that advise you is very attractive.
All of them and
enough symbolic Allahu fi. So the one who takes this money with a generous attitude and disposition will have a blessed woman who be schroff, enough Sinhala, Mubarak lofi, what can I tell her the akula one is the one who takes it with greed. He will not have it blessed and will be like the person who eats and is never full. Let's explain this. Heidi, what does it mean to take it with a generous disposition? Meaning that this person who's receiving it and this could be your salary? Anything it could be for all of it from how that means? But how do you approach it? Is your heart so attached to it? Are you enslaved to it? Are you so looking forward to it, but you can think about
anything else who's in control it or you. So be solid enough to be generous with it? Meaning that he knows that it's coming from Allah subhanho wa Taala. He knows that the employer doesn't control it, but Allah is the one who controls it. He's not so eagerly waiting for it, and his life is attached to it. No, if it comes then he thanks Allah subhanho wa Taala. If it doesn't come, he asked Allah subhana wa Taala to compensate him and to give him more. So when it comes to him with that type of disposition and attitude, he has control over it. He takes it, it satisfies his needs, and he donates, and he is the king of his wealth. The other person on the other hand, looks at it, as if
looks at it so eager. So looking forward to it. He holds on to it with a lot of green salary headed but holds on to it with so much greed, can't wait to grab it.
And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says that if this is the way that you're looking at money and you're dealing with it, it has enslaved you. They know that that greed will deprive you of the Baraka of the wealth that Allah has given you. You will be like the person who eats and is never satisfied. And that would be what we does into our lives. Because you can't be happy with what you have. You're afraid that you're going to lose it. And you're always looking for more and more still never really content. So read destroys the Baraka of your life. So you want more Baraka in it, have this generous, desperate disposition and attitude when it comes to money. When it comes, it comes by
the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala when it doesn't come, it doesn't come by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah Allah is in control. So you will be the owner of this wealth Don't let it own you.
Another means also or ways for us to look at Baraka is that Allah subhana wa Taala had blessed certain foods and they are mentioned in the Quran and the Sunnah,
such as honey, such as dates, such as olive oil, but as a habit to slow down the black seed about olive oil the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says Kuru zeta Dehaene will be friend who is in charge ottimo Baraka, he says, eat olive oil and rub it on your body because it comes out of a blessing tree. So, this food that Allah has praised in the Quran or is praised in the Sunnah. Let us make it part of our diet since there is Baraka in it. And when we say there's Baraka in it, there is nutritional value and medicinal value. So we don't have to wait till we are sick to use it integrated into your diet since we know that there is Baraka in it.
And there are also related to food, but stick with food.
When you want Baraka in your food when you're eating it, you have to mention Allah's Name.
Why? Because if not your partner in eating that food is the shape. And the shaytaan by definition is the thief of Baraka, who will try to rub your Baraka in your life, from your food from your wealth from your family. So to drive away the shaytaan you mentioned Allah's Name, and this food is all yours if not, he is your partner.
A group of people came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and they said Yasuda Lyon and aku Anushka so messenger of Allah we eat but we're never satisfied whenever full
and this was a problem for them. recurring problem we eat but we're never cool Kala Kala
he says maybe your eat apart, you're eating but not together. You're apart. He says. They said no, they said yes, college Tommy Bahama como la la la, la la comfy. He says gather when you're eating, eat together and mention Allah's name before you eat a lot of blessings for you.
See how amazing it is. So when you want to eat, don't eat individually by yourself, this person is in front of the TV in front of the computer and his or her room. eat together at the dinner table, mention Allah's Name. And Allah will bless the food that you have. You don't do that there will be less barakah in the food that you're eating, and you'll be less satisfied with it. And in fact, in fact, remember to say out we live in a shaytani r Rajim before you do certain stuff as well as reported in discipline. And also before you do something important to you say Bismillah to bring the blessing of the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the thing that you want to do. So remember that
so that the actions that you are doing are blessed by Allah subhanho wa Taala and are protected by him.
Allah subhanho wa Taala also blessed days and times, by certain times are blessed by Allah subhana wa Taala like the month of Ramadan, like the day of Friday, so you have to take advantage of these blessed times. What do we mean that they are blessed, meaning that rewards in them are multiplied, or that you are in them is accepted or is more likely for people to be guided. So you take advantage of the blessed times the last third of the night is a blessed time. Early morning. I wanted to mention that because a lot of us don't know this early morning is a blessed time. Budi kaleo, McAfee boo Korea. It says Allah had blessed the early morning for my own.
So if you want to do something, don't sleep after fudger don't to stay up late and then sleep after federal. If you're studying. If you're working, no start you studying start you're working right after federal Why? Because there's Baraka in that time. That's the state
of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. So don't ignore that time. It's an important time. Also there is Baraka in a lifespan or at a particular life phase, which is when you get older and Baraka to mark rabbinical Baraka is with your elders,
through their counsel through their advice through their experience, because they spent more time worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala, because the temptations of the dunya had a lot more of them or the temptations of the dunya had left them. So there is Baraka with the elders and you find a community or a society that discards its elders know that it has discarded Baraka
and the last thing that I want to mention is
that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives you Baraka
and you find that from the Sunnah of the Prophet Sall Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam, he asked Allah for Baraka to for Medina and Baraka for a sham, that area of greater Syria Baraka for Yemen, these are blessed places, Mecca is a blessed place.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam taught us in our our G boohooman. FC he O'Malley he was he for you Barracuda in the line. He says if you see something that you admire in yourself, and your wealth in your brother as Baraka for it, because indeed envy is a reality
and v is a reality. So you see for instance yourself Mashallah you have good health you admire that? Mashallah, you look nice, you admire that your car is new, whatever it is, you see your children Mashallah You see that? There are certain things in your life you look at them and you say, This is beautiful, this is good. What is the prophet SAW you said I'm telling you to do as Baraka for it.
Ask Baraka for it.
You see it from another Muslim as Baraka for that Muslim Allah bless him, may Allah bless his marriage, may Allah bless this May Allah bless that why you don't want to envy. You don't bring the envy to them or to yourself. She has Allah subhanho wa Taala Baraka
and you can also say Baraka low peak, if somebody does something good to you, as I shall the law tells us that once a sheep was gifted to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he said, divided, so she divided among the people, and she asked the person that he she sent with that meat. When you come back, tell me what they said. So when he gave Chiku when she comes back, she tells Ayesha, they said, Baraka long Viki, that's the reply that they sell to Ayesha for that gift Baraka lofi. So I showed the allow Anna says, will feed him Baraka law and May Allah bless them as well.
So, this is the saying and the response to it will feed him Baraka law. So if somebody does something good to you, you can say about a lo fi can reply is refika Baraka law.
So, this is just a glimpse In fact, of how we can increase Barack in our lives and there is more and more that can actually be said about it. But we've said so many things, how should you proceed? Pick one of the things that you said today, one of them at least, and he will say I will do this to increase what I can or like pick one, something that stood out something that resonated with your heart, I will take this and I will do that to increase but I can live my life and hopefully you can add to it inshallah. As you become stronger and as we all become stronger, no practice of Islam. So as Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless our lives and to bless our wealth and to bless our families and
to bless this place and this community and to bless the Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa will send them your Allah bless the Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he Allah we ask you for your protection in this life and in the Hereafter. He Allah Who asked you for your Baraka in this life and in the Hereafter, you Allah, we asked you for all the good in this life and in the Hereafter alone manana De Luca Haleakala hoonah becoming equally when I say local
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