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The Ultimate Race

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Bashar Shala

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Episode Notes

This Jumuah lecture/talk titled ‘The Ultimate Race; Are You In?’ was delivered at the Memphis Islamic Center on April 21st, 2017.

Episode Transcript

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hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah

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Al Hamdulillah hilarya Donnelly has a lahmacun Elina de la jolla and Donna LA. Amato kikuna Allah to Samana Illa Villa when I was a villa him he truly and fusina was a yachtie and Melina mejor de la Hua Hua limited. What am I my youth lead felon? taggi de la jolla, Masha? Masha Allah Allah hi la ma hola Shari Keller washa Donna Mohammed Abu ora sudo or Salah who will who will happily withdraw who Allah de Nicola he will carry Hamas record along my Nana shadow novella Salah what the Amana one of the Houma waka for LA who began oma wotja de la caja de la jolla clean for De La Romana hieromartyrs HIV Hina be a nanometer or siouxland underwater, or sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi

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Germain or the Lucha man Jimmy is so hard that you are tabbing woman tibia home BSN and laomi Dean Allahumma jalaja mana has a German or Houma farrakhan in the de facto coma Summa Walla

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Walla, Walla, Walla, Roma,

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about the law he will seek on when FCB taco law was to come out it won't Italia, or maybe he would have he never he was tempted to hide

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a bad deal, beloved, brothers and sisters,

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we all heard the term

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that life is about a race, that life is a rat race. Everyone is chasing something.

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A dream and aspiration, a goal that we run after

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in this life,

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the human nature

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and that race changes

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with the stage of our life

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with where we are,

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some

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are after

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a degree

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the graduate,

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some After establishing their business, establishing a career

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secure securing the family, paying for college, so on and so forth.

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A race,

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a race that never stops.

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But Allah subhanho wa Taala is inviting us to participate in a different race.

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A lot of the Almighty, our Creator and Lord who knows are inside and in our nature inclination

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is inviting us

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and making us aware that there is a better race

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that we all should be participating in.

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And that race is the one more important race than any other.

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The race that matters

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because all of our goals and aspirations

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and our dreams

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that we have in this life, even when we achieve it.

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It's temporary.

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And it's going to go away.

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It is either going to leave us

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are we gonna leave it

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if our aspirations for a career for a business

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one day,

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we're gonna have to leave that.

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If it is for a bigger house, the better whatever it is.

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But there's one thing, one prize at the end of this race that Allah is inviting us to.

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That is Turner, eternal prize.

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That race is the race of higher of goodness.

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And the prize

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is the closeness to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah is paradise.

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It's the pleasure of Allah. Allah Subhana Allah says, Well, he couldn't head on who am worldly everyone has a path.

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They take in their life.

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Then Allah says hysterical hierarchy

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Then hurry race into doing good.

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In America cool new Yeti Blue Yeti become a wahoo Jamia in Allah Allah cliche and

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that is the race that matters.

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What follows higher Allah, Allah come to

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do all kinds of good, any type of good,

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all acts of charity

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that you might attain Fela the ultimate success, the everlasting

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success.

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The gates of charity, the ways that we can

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achieve this race and participate in that race are limitless, are endless.

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And it can be a very simple thing.

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It can be easier and better for us than participating in the races of this life in this dunya

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and the prophetic teaching in the Hadith of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, as it is narrated in Muslim dammit, on the authority of Abu zanella sorry for the long line. That was always one of the Sahaba they did. They're the companions of the messengers to law do send them that did not have much money. He was known

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to have a very modest lifestyle

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and didn't own much of anything.

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And he said to the messenger, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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they have Alinea over ledger

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you saloon our soon our June.

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Rich people

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get most rewards.

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They pray they fast and they had they can go to Hajj they go the pilgrimage and the messengers a lot of them said and you can also do the same thing one to two. So Luna Luna was June then Abu added

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poonawalla na casa de but they can give money, they can give charity, they can pay arms.

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And we can

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we don't have that.

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So the messenger sallallahu wasallam explained to him

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what charity really means.

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He said

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refer callosum Annie therapy Sadako where he Daya took a sadhaka

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dive before the karateka sidecar

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sidecar or mobile data camera ethical sada.

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He said you can have all types of charity.

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If you lift a harmful thing from

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people's path, you have done charity.

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If you guide someone,

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give them directions.

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You have done charity.

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If you help a weak person,

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you have done charity.

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If you speak

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for someone who can speak for themselves, they can earthen earthen hula, hula saltiel column.

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If you can speak for those who can't speak for themselves, you have done charity

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and even

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have an intimacy with your spouse is a charity.

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And at that point, abuser was

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stand. He said, era Salalah and that is our natural.

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So we fulfill our own desires. And it is it is rewarded.

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He said I'll tell you how long and I couldn't attack them for the Nam.

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Kala fantasy buena beshara.

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He said Do you see what if if you

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fulfill your desire somewhere else outside your marriage, wouldn't that be

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a sin? He said yes. He said then fulfilling your desires in the lawful and a holiday in a good way

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is the reward.

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How can you count the bad deeds and not count the good ones?

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Anything we can do to help people to stop harm from reaching people to aid anyone?

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The weak, the downtrodden.

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The needy

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is a charity

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and it doesn't have to be much.

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And even your mother in law when

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the messenger sallallahu wasallam said

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I have vanessi Lola and fell homeliness, the most beloved of people to Allah is the one who benefits his creation, the best his people the best, the more the most.

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will happily Amelie Lola and some of the most beloved

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deeds to Allah Suraj Tijuana can be Muslim.

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Happiness, some of the best acts of charity that you can do happiness that you bring to the heart of some

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tax return who Korba or to ease hardship

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upon them out of the blue Dana or to help them to pay off a loan

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or to ease their hunger.

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Helping people.

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And not only that,

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being someone who is in intercession in helping people being a color, being an activist in helping others

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being someone who calls people to help other people.

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The messengers from Allah hottie or send them said, is Pharaoh to juggle,

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intercede in goodness, and you will be rewarded

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as Allah Subhana Allah says the hierarchy kathira minidrone in lemon Amara, there is no good in most of people's talk. It's all in vain.

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The chit chat that we spent hours

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doing except the good is in three things man, Amara, those who commanded for the charity

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or a good deed

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or to bring people together

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in a good way.

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Well, my daddy Captiva amaravati La Salle fenati I don't have the email, Allah says, Who am whomever does that just seeking pleasure from a law they will be rewarded immensely.

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When we participate in that race,

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Allah subhana wa either

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will be

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for us on a day that we need the support the most.

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When we help others,

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a low will help us

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as it is narrated in Sahih, Muslim

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manifest and more meaning corbetta min COVID dunya nefesh Allahu anhu, Kota bottom COVID

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whomever helps

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a believer in a hardship in this world,

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alone self will help him he will help that person

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through a hardship

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when it matters where it matters, and the hereafter

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Well, my yes sir and Mr. C.

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Yes sir a la hora de dunia one Acura whomever is hardship of a person

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God will give them ease in this life and then the next

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woman cetera muslimin cetera hula hoop after Allah Mr. Elena.

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Whomever veils hides the faults of others not talk about it, not spread it,

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protect

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the others alone and protect his own faults his own

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defects and shortcomings from being shown.

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Though my law firm income happier on the day there's nothing that can be hidden from sight.

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What in Walla live the jannetty to hulan will model and the people that will enter Paradise first are the people who raise to charity who are fast in doing charity. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to be of those people and to be of those who race to do good and participate in doing good and be in the for the front runners on that race and the form the people that we be cold to enter Paradise first Apollo mattress mound was tougher aloha Altima Li walakum fer Folsom suffering

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please come forward,

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make room in the back

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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi trumaine

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this race has rules.

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Even doing good doing charity

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has some rules

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in participating in achieving success. And the first and the pivotal the most important rule in this race is Allah closs. Sincerity, having the good intention, having the heart

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participate in the act of charity before the hand and before the tongue.

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Whatever that act is, it has to be a sincere act being done only for the sake of Allah subhana wa Taala because all acts of charity

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has to be understood

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that it is being done for the sake of our Lord for the sake of our master, our Creator Allah subhanho wa Taala and it is done for his pleasure

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and our dealing when we deal with the people who receive charity, we are dealing directly with Allah subhanho wa Taala How do we know that? It's from a hadith could see Hadees narrated in Sahih Muslim and authentic hadith on the authority of Abu huraira the Allahu Hadees that many of us probably knew very well.

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When the messenger sallallahu wasallam said that Allah subhana wa tada on the day of judgment will say, oh, son of Adam, Adam, married to me

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or son of Adam, I was sick and you didn't come and visit me.

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And that person will say to Allah, you know

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what, I'm terrible Allah mean how can I just come and visit you and you are the master of the world.

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He said Mr. Linton Abdi fula Anna, Marie de lm tout

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en lo, que la gente en de Did you not know that my sirven so and so was sick. You knew that.

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Did you not know that had you visited him? You would see me there, you would find me there.

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So that act

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of charity visiting the sick, check in on them. We are directing that act of charity, not just to the sick, it is first to a law.

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And it's the same lady. Yeah, I'm Dee, stop an

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attorney, I asked you for food and you didn't give me and the person will be stunned How come Allah is asking how what the loss of hundreds? I wouldn't ask for food? Yeah. Because

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I'm terrible. I mean, how can I feed you? And you are the master of the world, said no, my servant, so and so I asked you for food and you didn't give them

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or you knew that he was hungry? And you could give them and you did not give him food?

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Did you not know that had you given Him you will find it with me.

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So those acts of charity. That's the first rule. The second rule

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is don't wait

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for thinking for reward from the people, or the person or the organization, or anyone that you're given that territory to whether it's a physical charity or monetary charity or any act of charity, because the reward is not going to come from that person.

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Allah Subhana Allah says, in a monetary mccombie, what he learned he learned when he dooming countries I wanna show Cora

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we are giving you this only for the sake of Allah, we want nothing back.

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We want no reward back from you, people of this life.

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And we want no thanks.

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And then the third rule, now we'll conclude very shortly shower. The third rule is very important rule

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is when we give that act of charity,

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not to

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trying to investigate too much.

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And think about

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that person really deserve it, don't really deserve it. What is going to happen to it? give and give and give?

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How do we know that from a hadith narrated in Muslim and upon to her, the authorities

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now briefly summarize it.

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A man gave charity

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one day, went out of his house to give charity and he first person he gave was a thief.

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So people criticize him, why would you give to a thief

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and he did not respond.

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The second day he comes out of his house. This is how he thinks I hate Muslims.

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And

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he gives

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a woman of ill repute charity, he gives a prostitute a charity.

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And people criticize him. Why would you give that woman? chair? There's so many poor people out there. Why would you choose this wretched life? this wretched woman? Why would you choose her to give her your money? And he didn't respond.

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The third night? He goes out and he gives a rich man, charity.

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And people criticize him one more time. Like why would you give someone who doesn't even need your charity?

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This money

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and then the Hadees concludes the OTS. Atilla then he was given the inspiration, whether it's from a load from the angels.

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What you have given to the thief?

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Allah Allah who is Stefan sericata that he

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has become a type he

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has shown

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that he doesn't need to feel Allah guided that person with the charity that he was given. Because when you give that person he doesn't need to steal if he was feeling out of need.

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He is more worthy and deserving of that sort of car.

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And then that women

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achieve Toba because of that charity, and she doesn't need to sell her honor for money anymore.

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And then the rich person when he received the charity, he learned

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the value of giving charity, and he himself turned from a miserly person to a generous person.

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So when we give,

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give, like the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to give kirlian musella just like the wind or the rain, it falls, and it gives.

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And he was criticized for giving software and ignore me and a cream of Navy and many others, like why would you give these people but they turned out from the worst enemies of Islam, to the best fighters and best friends

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for the sake of spreading Islam, after the messenger sallallahu wasallam.

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And then,

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finally,

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one of the most important rules is to not follow

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our charity with a reminder

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with boasting

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without any

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harm.

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Allah subhana wa tada says ponemah rueful nazira Hiram in South Dakota is

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a good word is better than a charity followed by harm. Don't hurt people with your words, if you're going to give them anything.

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Oh, I'm gonna give you this but you got to straighten out and you have to do this and I don't think I like what you're doing and give them and be gentle and be nice and be good to them.

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They're tough to lose or the party can be manual other law says do not ruin

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your charities with reminding reminders and harm.

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And then finally, hurry, rush.

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Don't think twice about the act of charity.

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I will conclude with this hadith as narrated in Abu Dawood. It is narrated on the authority of Saudi Arabia, of course, he said the messenger sallallahu wasallam said at to add to the cliche

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Alessia Melilla

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take your time and think about every act you're going to do, except

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those good acts of the hereafter. Don't think Don't let it throw in your mind when you're about to give or you're about to do an act of charity. That what shaytaan that's what the or the demon wants you to do.

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Because that's your opportunity to try to swerve your way trying to persuade you to either give less or not give or not to do that act, or to say I will just do it maybe tomorrow. Allah subhanho wa Taala says Sadie or Ilana karate Mara become Hurry, do it now and do it fast.

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Hurry to have forgiveness from your Lord and turn that in our car this summer to work out.

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