Channel: Ammar Alshukry
Person who gives charity in secret
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Welcome, everybody to week six are almost done shala with the study of this Hadith, and we began
with the concept of the, the little of a lot, so yes, or the little of the throne of a lot, and the progress of life and have told us that there will come a day, the day of judgment where there'll be no shade, you know, and I remember just recently I was in as read.
I don't remember who was a little robot, or he the fifth, which is the same thing. So how about we try to eat a lot. And
we were praying out in the park, but it was around 9am, or something like that. And already the sun was beaming down, it was pretty hot. And so it was interesting to me to see how there was like an entire crowd of people who left the open plane. And they were all kind of crowding under the shade of a tree. There was and there was a wall that was casting a shadow in Hong Kong. And so people were literally lining up. And leaning against the wall, it was always very inconvenient for the fair, but the issue was just the sun was the sun was hot. And so they reminded me of
this concept, this idea that if even on a nice sunny day in summertime,
people will be unbearable, unable to bear the heat of the sun. Right there. What about on the Day of Judgment. And so these characteristics that we're studying, though, the point of it is that it's supposed to be a an exercise that allows for contemplation reflection, so when we talk about the just ruler, the the the issue is not just information, okay, do I have this information
about that this ruler? Can I point the finger at other people? It's, am I a just ruler?
And was I just a ruler? When I heard that, Heidi? It's been six weeks now? Have I become more just right in with the rights of the things that I'm responsible for? When the next
statement is a young person who grew up in the worship of allies origin?
I'm still young.
Am I becoming a worship verbalized? Or am I someone who worships better? Am I becoming more consistent in my, my worship? Am I focusing more on my prayer? So I added a single prayer to my day, that I can be a better worshipper of a lot. Do I now pray this in an effective? Do I now play with it? regularly? Do I break? So long as after I've added and fasting? How do I get more charity? What is it that I can add? Right and to remember also that every single one of us is different, you know, there's no play in the sense that the straight path is the straight path. That's so often most documents one path, but we all use different vehicles to traverse across a setup and most of you can
have on a motorcycle and other person can have a car and another person can take a bus to traverse MSL as a Muslim. So some people's vehicles will be prayer, you know, a lot made prayer easy for them. And if something if someone if Allah made something easy for you then use it, you know, don't necessarily you don't necessarily have to go look for the thing that's most difficult and most burdensome on your soul. If a lovely prayer, something that's easy for you then pray at an alarming rate. You know, there's some people who fast confessed every day. And it's absolutely easy for them, right. In fact, some people fasting is even more convenient than eating because they don't have to
think about eating. And they just fast. And there are other people fasting is the most difficult thing in the world. after Ramadan is over. They're like, see you next year, right? And so people are different, some people's vehicle will be faster, some people's vehicle will be serving others. They just love serving others. That's where they find you know, they're helpful by their nature a lot as I did give them that disposition. Other people find what vehicles or vehicles work for you and what what what
product was offered. So in two weeks, we're going to be done. And then based on your vote last week, or maybe it was two weeks ago, we're going to be studying this book, and this, this series, that that assertiveness series, which translated a lot of the works or the essays or the you know, books or the manager, but how many, it's a wonderful series, and I would love to be able to actually spend the year where we go over different books because it's a wide variety of topics. And they're all looking these books, they're they look very nice, they're well translated.
I mean, aesthetics play a big part man, I like a book that looks nice. And
humility and prayer and we discussed the different topics that Yeah, so maybe childhood for for fortunately, were able to go through different books.
I have a lot to have. So
Yeah, so the whole point is that we reflect over the qualities that we've covered because each quality granted person shade. On the day when there is no shade except a lot. So just so you ask yourself, Am I just ruler? Am I a person who grew in the worship of a lot? Am I someone who loves someone simply for the sake of a lot? Have I? Do I do actions that are similar to that? Right? Do I ever go out of my way to visit someone just for that we talked about a person goes and visits someone for no other purpose other than for the sake of robot?
These are things that people appreciate. Do I
share Shabbat Mia, a person whose heart is attached to the mystery of how can I make my heart more attached to the mission? What can I do to make my heart more attached to the mystery? A person who receives an invitation from a person of the opposite gender and they say in near half a month, right? And we said that the Prophet Celeste ended up making the statement.
Rather than the acronym RA, she invited him. And it's just he didn't even qualify it. He just said invitation. And so some of the scholars they said any invitation is any invitation. Right? So you got an invitation from a classmate of the opposite gender, who says
I'm up, we're upstairs, studying on the second floor of the library and respond back I hear a lot
that you can enter into the United States an invitation I'm being very, very, very, very generous.
But they said an invitation. You know, it could be as simple as an invitation or Hey, let me get your number, I'll call you. Right, it doesn't have to necessarily be an invitation to the final act, even if it's the invitation to the things that may lead up to the act. Right. And we talked about that how Xena is an act that has a gravitational pull. And so a lot of you said No, he didn't say that. There's no, he said Do not come near it don't enter into its orbit. Right. And then.
Yeah, so those are the qualities that we've discussed so far. And then we have a man looking into sort of the hobby soccer team.
who gives in charity, and the game is so secret, that their left hand did not know what their right hand gave.
their left hand did not know what they're asking. And again, the problem is I said, I'm using the term budget. But we said that the scholar said that with regards to
you know, all of these qualities, they said men and women are both equal in them. And so I want you to solve the Minnesota 13 for a man or a woman who gave in charities so secretly, that their left hand didn't know what their right hand gave. And so this right here is an example of it's it's a metaphor, the promise I said of his giving an example of how secretly This is even one body part two, the next doesn't know what this person gave. So if their own body parts are confused us and they don't even know that this person gave that what about everybody else? Right, other people? That's even more obvious, right? But they're not going to know. And so, a couple of things here that
we want to begin talking about in the first is
what is sada what is silica? sadaqa What does that mean? So Docker is a charity that is given with the intention of pleasing Allah azza wa jal. So it's a a charity that's given with the intention of pleasing a lot. It's not done for any reciprocity, you're not doing it for an item that would be considered a purchase. It is a charity that you give intending a loss
bounty, right or intending a lot as agents, mercy or a lot as it gives reward. And Subbu has become in our, you know, daily, even vernacular, what we mean by setup is voluntary charity. Isn't that right? We don't mean zeca. Or we say soda soda is something that you give beyond zeca. However, in Quranic terminology, soda includes zeca. A lot of this could have been avoided himself to
take from their wealth, a soda, that you purify them, right. And so the subtlety here were a lot of the commands to take from there. Well, it is speaking about Zika. And a lot of this is in the Masada to our allies, again, getting along had it about the cat belong, I have up the categories of the cup, a lot of the SS, that the soccer is for the football and the whiskey and the catering games go on. And so the subtlety that's mentioned here is zeca. And so sadaqa can means the gap, and it can mean voluntary, charity that a person gifts,
the word Southern up
to the Arabic students now what we're doing
You see in South Africa, or we bring it down to its three letter root. What? What word do you see?
SWAT that caught, right. truthfulness, said, Because parting with wealth is something that is extremely difficult.
You can get a person to say nice words, you can get a person to volunteer some time, you can get a person to fast maybe or, you know, pray with you and do all of these things. But the thing that burns the most
is getting them to part with the thing that they love the most, which is the dollar.
And that's why I wanted to hop on one time my person came to him and they were praising a person for their righteousness. They were praising a person for the righteousness in front of him. So I'm a little delighted and he said to them, have you tested them with
the dollar? He didn't say the dollar but he said the devil out of the green, the two yellow things. Right, that did happen enough. And they said, No, a minimal meaning but he's very righteous, but we haven't tested him with money yet. He said that don't talk to me about his righteousness.
Right? Because you can have a person who prays in the masjid all the time.
But then when you actually deal with them when it comes to money, you find that they're a completely different beast. Completely different experience right? And so so that comes from the word slip means truthfulness and the province of the light so them in another Heidi the long Heidi where my the Mujibur asks him about what will bring him close to paradise and will bring them closer how far he says a salatu wa salatu wa he says that Salah is like
also Dr. Mohan or someone will be a is a Salah is like an A sadhaka to Baja. baja means proof.
And Saba is Leah.
Leah is like also, but it's lightweight heat. Okay, lightweight heat. Whereas slot is more it's a it's a cool light, it's like this, there's no heat coming from this like this is annoying. But if you have one of those heated lamps, right, that's the idea. And the idea is, is that patients burns,
assembled the it's still light, it's still going to illuminate your path, but patience is going to burn. Right? And
so the copper hands saga is proof it's a proof of what you're saying you know, we say in English put your money where your mouth is. Right so sort of as proof. So what silica has got was the guy who has soda Okay, so so that that can be used as the God of course it can be called the guns like that can be called soda. So
this idea of this person is that this person who's in the shade of a lower under the shade of a lot is the person who gives their Southern up secretly. And I don't mean the cup because the spoke scholars they considered giving Zakat to be better not secretly, but in public. Okay, the obligatory actions are better to be done in public. We fast Ramadan in public, we don't, I'm not telling you whether I'm fasting Ramadan, or no, you everybody knows you're fasting mahoba. The prayer you're supposed to pray the prayer in public, the obligatory prayers supposed to go to the machine and pray them in congregation, things like that. Does that cut also, why? Because these actions one, there's
no two. Yeah, with regards to the obligations. There's no dapp with regards to the obligations, you're not going to praise, you're not going to feel like you're showing off because you're doing the bare minimum of what Allah requires you to do. I pray a show I'm showing off. I don't want people to know that I created a show. I'm fasting on Amazon. No. Where does it happen? Yeah, happens in the voluntary essentially, that's really where you want to make sure that it's only sincere for a lot as the second thing also is that when you are doing the obligations, and you're doing it publicly, that reminds other people to do their obligations. Like part of our problem with the Rex's
ACA is that you hardly like you never ever, ever, ever see anybody pay there's a cup, you don't witness it. I've barely witnessed it in my lifetime people things like that. I just happened to be in the office of a mystic for example, where a guy brings a check in it says this is my second that's the only time I've ever witnessed it. So you you it becomes something that's forgotten from the culture.
But it comes something from this forgotten from our culture even now, I'm sure there may be someone here who's you know, had 18 $100 in their bank account sitting for over a year and completely forgot or was never reminded or never told even to pay zakat, because it's just something that again, it's not done
publicly or communally anymore, and so people forget right, it becomes something that's forgotten. So, obligations are better to be done in public. However, with regards to the know, often, the voluntary actions, it becomes something that is better to do in private. The more you do, the more you do in private. These are things that you keep secret in between you and your Lord. And it is always important. Every single one of us, you know, we've talked about that before and being sincere part of sincerely part of the internal metrics that you should have to gauge your own sincerity and we should all regularly gauge our sincerity is, are my private offerings, acts of devotion, are they
less than equal than more than my public devotions? Right? If I'm a person who prays addition, the message, praise motive is measured. Cool, great. I go home, I crank out a single prayer ever pray to my home the prophets I send him said don't make your your homes into graveyards. Don't make them into places where no, no prayers are done, right?
All of my acts of worship everything that I do, you know, all of the decoder that I do all of the teaching, the studying all of that, that I do, is in public. And then when I go home, it's it's YouTube and cable TV and Netflix, right. And it's like a completely different experience. That's a red flag, right? Because I should have consistency. And my persona, I should have consistency in my act of worship. This is a small tangent, but we were just talking about this at the U of H class. Before we got here, one of the wisdoms that the scholars mentioned with regards to the you know, the the amount of wives also lost a lot like I said him had, as well as the amount of servants the
prophets of Allah sent him had, he didn't just have NSE pneumatic, he had been added robot after lightning. So it had a lot of people hovering around him. Every single day of his life civilized enough, one of the wisdoms that they said is one that you have, you're not going to have one person soak up all of the knowledge of a philosophy, you're going to need a team, right? You're going to need a lot of people to take here and take there. And that's why we have Ayesha narrating here and I'm setting my narrative here and others narrative. And of course, I believe in us food. And they became such a prolific narrators Heidi dynasty numatic. Right, two of the most prolific narrators
are hiding blindness or the Nemesis numatic are, you know, the servants of the prophets of the light, etc, I will when I get off all of them, then you have the other aspect is a proof of his miracle, which is that they all declare the consistency of the prophets character symbolization. And so you know, how many famous figures do we know? Or have we come across where we thought their lives are one way and then their spouse writes a tell all book after the divorce, right? And so it's like, oh, my God, what? This person is completely different, however, with also the loss of a lot. So not only did he have one wife, he had nine. And they all
the profits of the lies in them. We know the outside in the mystery without welcome drama is the same one that we know with him said a man with Ayesha and with
whoever, so that everybody, right is the same profit that we see with the kids. Because these are the two for men, at least these are the two
groups of people that we kind of act with, with perceived impunity, right? Your intimate spouse, your wife, and your children, right? These are the ones who your boss is hammering you at work. And then you come home and you want to vent on your family members. And so the prophet SAW the lightest and the menacing pneumatic, who served the Prophet for 10 years. He says,
He says, I served the profits of the lightest center for 10 years. Never once did I do something and he said,
Why did you that? And never once did I not do something? And he said, had enough eyes together. Why didn't you do such and such and I never touched the velvet that was softer than the pommel horse will will last a little while they send them and I never smelled a set that was better than the the sweat of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. So here you have a cinematic a kid serving the province of Alaska for 10 years.
Saying I never once saw him break character. Never, ever right. So this is a proof of his profitless symbolism, nonetheless,
we're talking about when is sort of something that is so when is selected and if that's the default, the default is sort of is supposed to be something that's done privately secretly between you and allies. And again, the consistent thread between all of these acts of worship or all of these categories of people instead is the dakhla have a lot. Right, sincerity and Duflo have a lot. That's the common thread between all of these seven we're in the shade of Allah, or in the shade of the throne of Allah. Now when it comes to
Giving in charity, secretly, nobody knows. Nobody knows one of the great examples of this was Zen and IBD.
It even it hasn't even I love your life.
He was the grandson of the great grandson of also lost.
And he was
the only one if not one of the very few who survived the massacre of Kabbalah.
And he lived in Medina, he moves to Medina. And he grew up there and Zen and IBD His name is Eddie but they call him Zen and Aberdeen, which means like the, the ornament of the worshipers, he's the jewel of the worshipers of your life.
Okay, Zen and Aberdeen.
People did not know he was a person of charity. Like they didn't see that, you know, 100 big the valuable sort of loss asylum is known for they inherited from Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam generation after generation, the generosity of muscle muscle, as much as a person can generate from African can inherit from and profit civilized and has an emphasis on both of them are famous for their generosity, not only as an adversary, but Abdullah, their cousin, the son of Jaffa. Even every thought if
I'm going from tangent, a tangent, I'm sorry, man, but these are just amazing stories. So it has an interesting and Jaffa so he's their cousin. He's like their brother. They were both once outside of Medina. They're traveling. And they come across a
tent of a woman. They were hungry. There was no you know, they ran out of food. They ran out of supplies, what have you on their trip? And the come across this tent of this woman? And they say to her, do you have any food for us? And she says no, the only thing I got, I swear the only thing that I have is this one sheep that my husband left behind. But you know what you can happen.
So they slaughter the sheep, they cook it, they eat it. And then they say we're just a couple of guys from Medina. If you ever stopped by the city, we would love to be able to thank you, we'd love to be able to host you.
Our husband comes back later, he finds his sheep is gone. What happened to the sheep he says some guys from Medina came and I had to host up he says use such and such such and such such and such and he's just going off on it
ends up happening, their economic situation becomes worse. And you guys are all familiar with this. What do people in, you know outskirts and villages do when they're
their source of income dries up. They packed up and they go to the big seat. And that's what they ended up doing. They went to the big city, they went to Medina and she's in Medina and she's walking down the street. And she comes across and Hasson recognizes her she has no clue who he is. She doesn't remember at all. I don't know how much time had passed. So he says to her.
Hey, do you remember me? She says no.
He says, Don't you remember on such and such date? While back? You had?
What's it called? You're given us a sheep or something? And she's like, yeah, so powerwash. She tells him about their story and all that he says, Wait for me here. He sends a servant to go and bring back. It was an incredible amount, something like 50,000 denims.
Like, imagine you just going and somebody just giving you $50,000. Like that's what he gave her. And then he said, Go to my brother and tell him what I gave you.
Right? So she goes to her said, and she goes through an essay and she says, you know, your brother sent me here. I don't even know why. But this is what happened. He said What did my brother gave me she said 50,000 pumps. So he said, Okay, hold on a sec. And then he goes, and he matches at Hudson's sadhaka $50,000. And then he goes now go to my brother Abdullah. Right? He's their cousin. He's like their brother goes go to my brother after locked in Jaffa. She goes to him and she's like, you guys keep sending me to people.
And he says, What did my two brothers give you? They said 50,000 50,000 he said, Okay, hold on wait here. And then he sent for that her
and he came back with 100,000
and then he said to her, if you had started with me, I would have made it hard for them.
To be that afternoon, that's what he said I would have made it difficult for them.
So the idea is is that and Suzanne and Aberdeen as the center was at hazard, right? He's the son of a hazard. So this is what the people know the people of Medina is what they know about the foundables westerland they don't have a D nobody knows any charity from it.
Like it got to the point where people started laughing.
He's He's a great worshipper all of that, but he doesn't seem like he's.
And so what ended up happening is when Zen and Aventine passed away, there's a famous story, they don't have to get past a lot. They found out his body as they were Washington, they found out his body marks all over his body. And they realize that these marks were the marks of someone who was carrying
barley and the sacks basically sacks of food. But he had the same marks as someone who was a sack carrier. And immediately after he passed away, the secret saga that the people of Medina knew stopped.
People in Medina are used to like a person who didn't know just gifts arriving in front of people's houses.
Needs sex, right of food. And so then they realized that dinner with Dina was the most generous person in video. But they just didn't know. That was how secret he kept it. That was actually good to get that out of the line.
One time, he early in the morning, or might have been the last third of the night happens to be outside. And he sees a walk walking into a house.
So I'm going to mark the house. And he waits for the sun to come up. And then Armando de Lago goes. And he finds in the house, an old woman, what is the Haifa and then almost asked her, I just have a question for you. Who is this man?
This man that comes and enters your house? What does he do? She says, What do you want with him? He comes in and he looks after me. And he cleans my house. And he does this. And he does that. And so I'm on the line, who walks out and he says, Come on, like you're asking about a walk, he's talking to him. So I feel like you're asking about work. Like these are things that they would do that was just so secret, they wouldn't tell anybody. And if someone didn't just happen to fall across it, they would never have known, we would have never known Obama himself is thinking to himself, or he said to himself,
you know what, you've made it difficult for everybody who's going to come after you like who's gonna be able to match what you've done. But you have to have something secret between you and a lot, you have to have an act of worship, something that you offer, that's just, it's between you and a lot, nobody knows about it, your spouse, your family members, your parents, your closest people. Nobody knows about it, and you keep that between you and your Lord. Right, we all have to have these acts of worship, we have to have these offerings. And that's part of
that's part of sincerity. inshallah. So
what are some of the scenarios?
giving sadaqa? publicly
We already said
fundraising shield saying that during the fundraiser?
Yeah, that's exactly true.
I was introduced to the fact
that when you give charity publicly, how excellent is that, and that the idea behind that is encouraging of others, right. It's the encouraging of others. And so, you know, sometimes as a fundraiser and I fundraise before, you may have a crowd of people who they're all intending to donate, but they're just killing the energy. Because they're not raising their hands. So the mom is saying, who's gonna give $5,000 and nobody's raising their hand? Right? Even though that person is writing a check for $5,000? Well, that isn't the time we're being secret is better. So people usually have a, you know, they have an issue that like, I don't want people to know that I make
money or something like that. Because, like I said, and
if we're just talking about everything else being equal, like you're not worried about all of those things, in that moment, it's better to actually do it publicly because it will encourage everybody else to get right and it just becomes something where you're feeding off of each other's energy and everybody is donating whatever they can also loss of Alliance and and he was fundraising for Jason, Jason wrestler was an army that was so it's called the army of hardship. It was for the Byzantine Empire prophesies center for the first time is mobilizing the Muslims against the superpower. And so he did everything that you normally would do. He did. He did it differently. Normally, he wouldn't
tell them where they were going. Normally, he wouldn't tell them who the enemy was. Normally he would start off in a different direction. But he because the journey was so arduous, it was going to be so difficult. He told them, we're going to the Byzantine Empire. We're going to taboo. Everybody saddle up, right everybody get ready. And so he's fundraising for it. And he
isn't on the member. And then tonight and I thought all the liner says Yes, a lot. I've got 100 horses with their writer with their weapons. I am, I'm funding the entire thing for these 100.
the province I sent him a subset from Bozeman, and he continues to fundraise. And then our throttle the line who says he also lost 200.
With their horses with their ride with their armor with everything, the prophesizing except from Earth mind, and then our model, the alarm says the opposite of love. 300.
Right. And I love this heavy. I love this story. Because it shows that a model of the lawn who's challenging himself, right sometimes will be at a fundraiser and you're like, man, okay, I came to the fundraiser and I'm planning on donating $100 that's what I can do. Then you're like, Wow, man, I'm really being moved right now.
I think I can cancel my gym membership, I haven't gone in three months. So I'm going to add it to another $100. Right. And then you challenge yourself more, you hear your friend says that they're donating $200. And you're like, Oh, I know, I make more than him. So $300. And you just go more and more and more. That's not on the line. It's human element of madness starts off at 100. This is where you're comfortable. And then he goes to 200. And now he's challenging himself. And then he goes to 300. Right now he's really putting himself out there. And so when he gives 300 300 writers, right, and he funds 300 soldiers, he comes back, he goes to his house and he comes back and he pours
the gold on the lap of little sort of loss of allies, and the province of the lightest and and then makes a statement that we all hear about. When we study the monastic life monument I find that Richards Earth and then we have fun, he bought that moment with his challenging himself and donating all the profits that I'm saving Mother Earth man, my father said this man will not be harmed by anything he does after today. Live on Monday, I find is good to go. After this, literally, that's what the prophet said. Now, what is that worth? What is that statement worth? Right? It's priceless. But that was because he challenged himself. And who else knows who he inspired by his donation? Not
only that, just think about this, that moment, or as mom gave publicly inspired everybody who's ever fundraising since the time
right? Everybody's mentioned that story. If he had done it secretly, we never would have known about it.
Right? So sometimes you're so hot. I mean, in that case, this is one of the most extreme cases where it basically powered an entire oma for 1400 years. But who knows what your cell phone might do? Right? And who knows what it might establish, and who knows who it might inspire, to give. And so in that case, when it's an issue of
inspiring and energizing, and you're in those types of moments, then yes, it is better to do it publicly. Also, this is similar to it, but it's a little bit different when you have this issue of competition.
Right? It's your competition. So
you are competing amongst each other to raise funds. Right? And so I'm doing I'm donating $1,000 who can match me? Or I will if if you can get 2002 people to donate $1,000. And I will match your address. Right? So you're creating this competition amongst people.
they all revolve
around this particular point.
when is it better for you to be in secret? When is it better for it to be a secret?
Number one, if the subtlety that you're giving is to a specific person,
right, then it's definitely better. I'm giving sadaqa to this person, by the way, the scholars they mentioned so that can be given in a number of different ways. So they count it as soda. Say, for example, you have a poor person.
But they're they work. Say for example, they're a merchant. They sell products. I want to give this person something I don't really need that product that they're selling.
But I buy it from them.
Right? And I'm helping them that could be subtle. Or for example, in the Muslim world, you haggle. Right. They start off at 30. Then you have to haggle down until you eventually agree at 10. Right? But say for example, I want to give this person a soda. And so they say to me 30 that's the price. I say Mashallah this great price.
Right? If I had haggled down, I would have gotten it down 20 pounds, but instead I just kept it at that 30. So that's it. They gave an example. You know, the scholars give an example that you add more
They you say for example, they tell you 20. And you say, I'm going to pay 30 for it. But to me, I don't know, I don't see that happening without them knowing that it's a sort of thing. But I feel like unless someone has any ideas on how that can be done, I think it's, it's, it's more in conspicuous tip, when you are you tip, very good. And also to like when you're in the Egyptian bazaars, for example, they're already bringing up the price. And so you're when when you give them the price that they ask, it's like, Okay, you've given above? Yeah, for sure. You'd be like 20 for the gum and 10 for your beautiful smile.
That's a very good one. Yeah.
So obviously, you shouldn't say that to a woman.
Yeah, I need to clarify. But the idea is, he said, give you 20 for the gum and 10 for your beautiful smile. That's what he said. So there are lots of different ways. But the idea is sort of another really great door of soda is in love and mercy. that a person say for example, you lend person money. By the way, lending people money is a great form of charity, because the prophet SAW said in the Santa Fe add, Magellan is for sada province of a license that borrow lending money, gives you the reward of giving half of it in some, say, for example, because you're relieving that person, right? They need money in that time you lend the person $500 it's like you gave $250 in charity,
right then and then it's like you gave $250 in charity. And it's all coming back to you. Right? Now, what if you lent somebody $500.
And you said, due in two months, whatever you guys agreed upon, and two months go by and that person says will lie. To be honest. It's just
I need another two months.
A lot. So definitely says that if it is, if the person is good enough, and a little tuning in on a song, if a person is in a situation of difficulty, then delaying it until they have ease. Right? giving them that option that in and of itself is a form of charity, to relieving them of their burden. You're making things easy for them. And then of course, there's the even greater option is that if a person owes you money, that you've simply forgiven their that
that's also a form of charity that's available if a person wishes to do that. And it's also a great form of charity.
Okay, so he said, I just wanted to come back to that when is it better to get to mention that it is secret.
One is if that person if it's with regards to a person in particular.
The second is if you feel in your heart, your your your internal gauge is saying I really want people to know about this.
I kind of want people to know that I donated $500 I want people to hear about this right? So you if you feel that desire, then you have to fight that desire, right and you have to break that desire. There's nothing that's more dangerous to you than your own knifes and so you have to fight your knifes every single day. It's until it's tamed It is a great enemy that brings great harm, right and damage to your spirituality and your religiosity. So whoever desires the praise of people, then our feelings fears that he fears you know showing off then that person is a person who should train themselves to give in secret.
We talked about Yeah, I don't know if we talked about that here. But he
is one of the most dangerous
and in fact is the thing that the Prophet symbolized feared more than the jet now that the job is a terrible finger. And it's one he is one that captures our imagination at the job of the prophets lol Edison him said from the creation of Adam until the day of gentlemen, there is no trial that is going to be bigger than the trial.
And I just want you to imagine this, okay, you know, look at how we get as human beings over scarce resources, right? When resources are scarce look at how we become
look at how we you and I become when money is tight. Look at how we become when you don't know where your next paycheck is coming from. At the dad is gonna come years year number one, there says we're going to withhold one third of its rain. Year number two, before that rising up did the job. The earth is going to withhold to two thirds
the year that did john Wright, before he arrives, the Earth is going to withhold three thirds of its rain a year on the earth with no rain. So all of those images of like, like a movie, the end of the world movies and all that devastation and drought and famine and all that type of stuff, that's real life. And
then that agenda is come and look what he can do.
He commands the sky terrain, we haven't seen rain in three years, right on some places on earth, and the rain falls, and he commands the vegetation to grow after everybody's been starving and dying. And all of that here, vegetation grow, all of a sudden, you've got trees, and you got vegetables, and you've got gardens, and you've got all this type of stuff. And all you have to do is just believe in him. And if you believe in Him, then you'll be living the great life, you'll be pampered and taken care of. And if you disbelieve in him, right, then you're going to be starving and living in the mountains and all that type of stuff. It's a huge fitness. It's a, it's a, let me just
compare this, right, because we all like to imagine and say,
if the job comes, I'm gonna stand in front of them and be like, you're a graphic I see on your forehead, right on your forehead. But we fail tests that are much, much smaller than that. For the guys look at how difficult it is for us to just come to Joomla. Right, and Joomla is obligatory and the opposite was calling us as a job where we make however much we make an hour or something like that, right, a salary of such and such over a year. And you find so many people fail that test. There's so many men who don't come to Juma, even though it's obligatory because of their jobs just because of a salary $10 an hour or $20 an hour. Right? That's just a small test of dunya. What about
when the digit comes representing all that doing your hats? And to not believe in Him is to be withheld from all that doing? Yes. Right. It's a huge fitna. And yet, people were sitting there talking about the dijet. Every generation of Muslims has always talked about religion, and ours is no different than the Sahaba were no different. And so they were talking about the death of the Prophet civilize and the passes by them. And he says, What are you guys talking about this and we're talking about the Jedi. So should I? Shall I not tell you about something that I fear for you more than the ninja? They're like, what?
More than than the judge?
He says, Yes, I should have coffee. The hidden shift. And Yoku model is even more salvato that a man gets up in praise. And so mad men or women, that they get up and pray, and so they beautify their prayer due to what they see other people watching.
Why the Prophet fear this more than the fear that
at the end of the day that did, john, as great as his trial is, and it's absolutely great. It's only going to be experienced by a fraction of the oma. And that is whoever is alive when he's there.
But it's been 1400 years and 1400 years of Muslims have gone by, and they didn't experience that.
However, the fitna V app
that is experienced by every single Muslim, right? It's one that envelops every generation of Muslims. And so it is more desired, every single one of us is going to experience the festivity. Yeah. So it's more in the public sphere that more that he feared that that right that you pay attention to these things, I want to conclude what are some things that we can do just to protect ourselves from showing off like I mentioned already, number one, you make sure that your good deeds are not just in public. That's an internal metric that you gauge, that you have private good deeds,
private sins or
private good deeds, or scholler are a good step in the right direction. Number two, there's a drive of the province the lesson is taught us to make.
And that is to say, aloha mania could be going on a lahoma in the old beaker, and oshika beaker and Allah was the Silicon Valley. Allah, I seek refuge in You from committing shift with you while I know and I seek your forgiveness for what I don't know. Or I seek refuge in You from committing ship with you while I know. And I seek refuge in You from what I don't know. The third is reflecting on the Day of Judgment. Hereafter, I feel is in it was one of the most important tools for us. With regards to remedy and our souls, and fighting artists, the more person stays the Day of Judgment,
the fear of the Day of Judgment, the tears and the danger standing in front of a lot. The more conscious a person is and studied doesn't necessarily mean studying, like I have to learn new information but just reflecting on this a lot, making this a part of my daily routine that I remember the day of judgment. I remember thereafter. Even taymiyah says you can see the importance of the Hereafter, simply in the fact that there's hardly a page of the Koran that that does not mention the hereafter. It's there every single page there's some sort of reference to the hereafter.
And so if we read the whole line daily, then we're going to get a reference to the hereafter every single day. We can't make our spirituality one in which we are not remembering
the day that we stand in front of allies. Right? Because what that does is it makes us zoom out.
Us zoom out, and the 7 billion people on this earth that we so busy ourselves with accepting and impressing and, you know, trying to trying to get their protection and their admiration and they're all of that
they all become insignificant. Right? When you zoom out and you see that there's a standing in front of a lot. A lot of this has led into data and analysis the point that I
do mean, I'll leave your metaphor when NASA
says don't these people who you know, involve themselves in wrong transactions to that I think that they're going to be standing
a normal route soon there'll be resurrected neoman hobbling for a great day on the day when mankind will stand in front of the Lord of the worlds.
Remembering that on the day of gentlemen, the prophets Allah tells us that allies are getting will safe to the person who's destined to the hellfire. Allah will ask them the question and they'll say, all right, Hello, can Allah Allah Allah kimchi DNV. It says, if you had everything that was on this earth, would you give it all up? To save yourself from the Hellfire?
All 7 billion people look at what we do, right to gain that immersion. Forget that 7 billion people to gain that variation of 200 people were on our friends list, right? Our world is just like 300 or 400 people 500, maybe, maybe 1000? Who knows? Maybe a million. Right? But our world is just a limited amount of people. And so he is this person is being asked on the dear gentlemen, if you had everything, you had 7 billion people, you had all of the wealth, all of everything that Earth can offer you if you had the entire planet, including your parents and your children and all that, would you throw all of that into the Hellfire to save yourself? The person will say yes, in this moment,
right now, I would give all of that a lot as it will say to him or her. The HUD I'm not to give him up what i what i mean that
I commanded you to do much less than that.
And lead to silica have a lot to ship. I only commanded you to not associate partners with me. But you refuse to
accept a commission.
Like you had to the only thing I asked you I just asked you for I didn't ask you to throw you know, everybody to the Hellfire and ransom yourself like that. I just come out of the view to not worship but other than that, right? That's the important. So remembering the Hereafter, that's number three. And the fourth is and the last thing I had with this is just gaining knowledge, increasing the person's knowledge. So Jonathan, he has a beautiful statement that he was the first person to be caller ID and he was a contemporary of Imam Malik and
the mama knows that he and that whole generation
he was an elder, while Imam Malik was in Medina knows he was in Lebanon, Syria.
Sudan authority, he said tandem, Lady de una Isla de la. He said, we learned knowledge for other than a lot during their time. You know, knowledge was a great career path. If you become a judge, you become whatever have you there's lots of dunya that could be acquired by seeking.
Knowledge is the religion religious knowledge, say when I'm security 30 he said, we learned knowledge for other than a lot, but the knowledge itself refused except to be for Allah.
It's impossible. That person delves into all of this and studies all of this inshallah a person has a sincerity in it, except that their sincerity will be magnified, and that share of the dounia will be pushed out of the heart
a lot. So next week, inshallah Tada, we're going to continue with the last one, which is a person whose heart remembers a lot as we get in secret, and their heart tears due to the remembrance of Allah, right due to the fear of a lot, and that's the last one and then we'll end with that. And then immediately after inshallah, tada, we're gonna start with these books that I'm so excited to start with the whole short and so on. That's the topic, and I hope inshallah tada that we are going to have an immediate,
it's a very short book, actually, it's only 100 pages. So we'll see how many sessions it's going to take. But I would encourage you guys also, you know, the progress of the lesson of says that I
had that your team is good enough said none of you believe until he lost his brother, what he lost for himself. And one of the things that really, really impressed me that I learned from him Subhadra Hodge, about the Nation of Islam and why they were able to grow at such a rapid rate. One of the reasons is because they had a concept of fishing.
And what they did was when they would come to a class
Derrick they would all ask each other they'd be like, Did you bring any fish?
here bring any fish. And do you know fishes homeys fish as a friend.
So they had this as part of their culture, you know, and loving for your brothers what you love for yourself. So if you find benefit in these classes, then, you know, bring somebody with you.
in Charlotte, bring somebody with you invite people to goodness, the profits of the lesson, um, says whoever
makes a person to goodness, no, you can't count somebody who's already here.
Yeah, I want to pass these around the shoulder for those who want to look at them. The collection of even red gems books that were translated by that as soon as on the back page, so you can look at that it's not going to give you any indication their titles are not going to give you any indication what the book is about, but you can research it later and trauma
center these are you going to sell these are like how's that gonna, I'm gonna have like 12 bucks each, and we're gonna sell for 15 bucks and have the rest of the money go to the masjid. But they're available on PDF too. So I'll send them out on the email list if you don't want to buy them at the PDF available. And if you do want to buy them through me or through the mosque, if you let me know that would help settle by way too many. Or if you want to buy Microsoft, that's cool too. So whatever you guys want, it was gonna pass him on.
I just got off Amazon. inshallah. Next.
Next week, it shall be at eight o'clock. So we'll start after that.
On the last thing is that there's a there's supposed to be an interfaith event here on Thursday, October the 27. It's through interfaith ministries, which is like a Houston based organization.