Deen Over Dunya
Channel: Bilal Assad
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this life because they might lose it in the Hereafter. And that's why Allah says ha this Otoniel Nakayama, on the Day of Judgment, you will still have your full rewards completely. I'm not going to take away stuff just because he enjoyed my blessings. Allah is saying, I'm just interpreting what Allah is saying to us.
So brothers and sisters is very clear.
What Allah did forbid is to use what Allah has given you, in things which he has forbidden in things that harm you in things that harm others in things, and not to indulge too much not to indulge too much in things in extreme not to do things too much everything has a limit. So for example, in the Quran, Allah hates two types of dealings with your wealth. For example, with your wealth, and with your time and with your skills, with your energy with your body. All these are called resources. Allah hates two types of people who use their resources in two ways. Number one, in something called a Seraph,
and number two, something called that zero.
Allah says in the Quran, wala hula you hipbone, most riffin Allah does not like the ones who do is rough. And Allah says in elbow, but the Rena can with one a shayateen. The ones who do today here are the brothers and sisters of the devils and demons, meaning they have their wicked. What is rough, what is that there is rough is when you spend your money on things that are allowed and permissible. But you overspend beyond your means.
You know what that means beyond your means. It means that your family, for example, has a right to your wealth.
If you're a husband, a father,
you have the duty in Islam to spend on your family and your children. It's not your wife's duty or your mother's, for example, your sisters
in that wealth, you have to manage that as portion of it goes to the people Allah has made you in charge have made you responsible for in caring and protecting.
And then you have a right to that wealth for yourself, for your own needs in life.
And then you have a right for that wealth, to give in sadaqa and charity outside of your family and your wealth. Which by the way, spending on your family and yourself is a form of sadaqa Did you know that if your intention is there,
and you can invest with it, and you can build with it. And whatever extra you can use it for entertainment and enjoyment. But if you spend too much, for example, on yourself, to the point when you know your wealth, you're going to take away from spending on your family's needs, then this is called a Seraph. If you spend on your investments, for example, to the point where your family is not going to have a place to live in, then this is his roof.
So this shows you that everyone according to their wealth and how much they have.
It's irrelevant. Some people are millionaires, and they can spend more. Some people like you and me just normal. They can spend, they can't spend as much as a millionaire. We don't say the millionaire because he or she spent a lot they're doing a Seraph because they are not neglecting the rights of their duties. They're balancing, they're managing their wealth, unless they become like some people don't know how to manage money, and they just spend it on everything and anything as an addiction. This is called a Seraph.
So to spend beyond your means, in a way that those who are entitled to a portion of your wealth or your resources start to miss out, you got to balance it. And that's called Money Management. If I were to go back to my younger self Wallahi I would get into some course or get someone to train me how to manage my money, how to manage my resources and how to invest. This is a skill that every Muslim should learn.
Because throughout the Quran, it talks about money and management. Wealth is a trust, for example, in a blessing. Did you know there's one page one whole page from top to bottom? 14 lines, there is only one area one verse, one verse in the Quran. That's one page. Have you seen that verse? In Surah Baqarah. It's in the last few pages before the end of SoTL Bacara one whole area from top to bottom. You know what it talks about?
It's all about money and resources, how to manage your wealth.
In that page, it talks about borrowing and lending, entering into contracts. And that if you borrow or you lend someone, you must write it down and get two witnesses to witness to this deal.
Which tells us that the Quran tells us to deal with money, borrow and lend not a problem. But do it in the way that is right. What is right, according to what Allah said is right.
Then there is the second word which I told you, it's called tab theory, that there is a bit different, it's rough. overspending beyond your means that there is to spend within your means, but on forbidden things, things that Allah has forbidden, such as to spend my money on alcohol, to drink on wine to drink, on haram foods,
on haram, things and items and services.
doing is spending our wealth and our resources on clearly forbidden things clearly forbidden things is caught up there. Now you understand the difference between the two terms and both of them means wasting in English. So don't waste your wealth and resources. Other than that, my brothers and sisters, anything everything you do in life is not separate from your religion from your deen.
So turn your dunya into Dean.
I think I've said this little incident that happened with me. It's a bit of a funny incident. I think you've heard it before. I'll say it again for those who didn't know.
So one day I was here in the masjid, back in the days when I was about 2021 22. And I used to import vehicles from overseas to bring them here and sell them.
And I wanted to get married. So my intention was if I fit in Arabic means to guard myself and get married.
The intention was with her for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala because I like to get married to keep me away from haram.
To do that, I need to be independent. To do that. I need to have an income to do that. I need to be able to support a family. Isn't that right? Yes or No? by you. I was at uni that time by the time I finish uni. It's gonna be a long time.
So I had to hustle, do some side hustling.
And that is to buy and sell which is good. But look at the intention. Someone long as it was a halal job. I looked at all the income and everything and my business deals were good. I asked my colleagues I had studied the Sharia Lebanon and looked at it and said okay, this is good business dealings halal.
So when they came to the masjid here,
it's praying, Lord,
and I parked, one of the cars outside had some shiny wheels, shiny rims. I had put it for sale. As I'm walking out. I see a young brother
who understands who had misunderstood the meaning of Dean and dunya and could not separate the two. He thought it's either that or it's that you can't have both.
May Allah reward him he's changed and spamela we became very good friends. And as I'm walking, I'm walking towards my car. I hear him from the back. He goes like this dunya dunya
sarcastically telling me you're following the dunya that's all you're doing, buddy.
I feel sorry for you. That was the tone
Hello, I was caught on
by surprise. So I turned to him and I thought that I can get out of it by explain rationally explaining to him one day I put it to sell it and I'm going to explain more. But he didn't let me finish. I said well later I put it to sell it he goes more dunya
Yeah, I'm gonna say just don't use integer hard I just sit close. I'm doomed if I go by what he says. The point is brothers and sisters, we we need to learn how to put the knowledge of the Quran and Sunnah into context. What does it mean that I live my life according to the deen and I don't have to separate my deen and duniya
if I separate the deen and duniya guess what's going to happen? Majority of people who follow Islam will lose out because everybody's going to think the only way to enter Paradise is by coming to the mosque. The only way to go to Paradise is by memorizing the Quran. The only way to go to Paris you got to learn Arabic The only way to go to paradise you got to learn all the doors all the thicker you have to go to Hutch you have to give sadaqa that's it. You know what amazes me is that sometimes
when we do
a charity event
and all the Muslims come along.
Can you imagine me on the Autobahn Jamar? Here you've come to me on Jamal. And in my hotbar I say to you, brothers and sisters, stay away from dunya dunya is gonna kill you dunya is gonna ruin your heart. Don't make much money just live according to the means. Look at the Sahaba is look at the companions. Look at that. Now the dunya is not out of your head, you got to live according to your means. One way Clara I've got a charity event. Come brothers, we've got a charity event. We're going to help the orphans we're going to build the masjid you come along and you're going to do it. Each one's going to donate 20 cents 50 cents and you're gonna look at these brothers. They're not
generous. Doing Yeah, brothers, the dunya shouldn't stay in your heart what I just told you don't go after the dunya and now I want your money to build a mosque and look after the orphans. How does that work? Of course the not shapes don't do that. But some people misunderstand this. And what men a believer should have resources.
But how do you apply those resources? Strength resources is power. Rasul Allah alayhi wa sallam did say
a lot of men will call we hire men and movement by if we couldn't hire
and strong believer is more beneficial than an incapable and weaker believer, yet both of them have goodness in them. The strong believer has two meanings. They're the ones who are strong in their faith, meaning God comes first for them. And it means they have resources to help the community and the society and themselves. They're not dependent on the welfare system. They're not dependent on the community. They're not dependent on people looking after them. They look after others, they are more beneficial. As for the weak believer, the weak believer can be a little bit weaker in his Eman or her Eman that's a given they can be weak. But what Allah knows best what the real meaning here
is, according to some of the scholars is that their resources are weaker, they're not able to help other people much and that is the closer meaning and both of them are correct meanings anyway.
So a believer who can benefit and adding to this is the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he said
how Uranus and fow homeliness, the best of people, or the most beneficial of people, are the ones who can benefit other people. What use a high value man is somebody who can also be useful.
Or a high value woman can be a not a number one for me is being useful. What's the point of you being useless?
You can't stay in a marriage. You can't stay in a relationship. You can't hold a job. Nobody wants to hire you. You can't even open your own business. The customers data is useless. Can't even help yourself. Your mother has to do your bed.
Someone has to still tie your shoelace. For example, I'm just being extreme here. Oh, he's running around for others to give you in Fiji SubhanAllah. That is not what a believer should be.
So, brothers and sisters,
balancing your deen and duniya. Number one is to understand that turning everything in life into what pleases Allah or doing it in the correct way that Allah has shown us becomes worship.
And now by this first principle, now every single one of us here has Alhamdulillah a value. No matter what your skills are, no matter what you're best at or what you're weak at now, every single one of you has an opportunity to benefit and to rise and to worship. Some people are better at multiples, some people are better at solid some people are better at Quran some people are better at Dawa others are better at inventing others are better at business others are better at relationships. Every Muslim now has a place where they can worship Allah by turning work into worship.
I just told you
is that correct? Listen to this beautiful Hadith to emphasize this Rasul Allah Azza wa sallam.
He said Hadith in Sahih Muslim. He said
once while the Hadith goes like this, once the companions were sitting with the Prophet sallallahu wasallam.
And a man came past listen carefully, a man came past. He was dusty.
His hair was a little bit out of shape. He was sweaty.
And he was rushing, got no time to sit and socialize. Obviously was in the middle of the day and what was he doing? He was rushing to something going and coming.
are the companions who have still learning about the deen.
They said, Well, look at his zeal and his energy and his body is strong. If only he would do it, use it use his resources fi sebelah in the path of Allah. If only this man would use it in the path of Allah. What were they thinking? The Path of Allah is something else. They were not they were thinking like that Juan de Nova dunya in the deen not dunya.
Obviously, they assumed that he was going to work and earn some money or provide for himself or something. So they said if only he did it for you, Sabina. The Prophet peace be upon him turned to them and said
for Karla Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam incana hora JSR Isla de su Horan for Hua visa vie Lila, if this man had gone out of his home, to seek in order to spend on the livelihood of young children that is looking after it is in the path of Allah. Then he said,
we're in Kandahar, Russia. Yes, sir Isla Bellini, che Haney Kobe Rainey for Hua FISA villa. And if he was going out to seek his livelihood, to look after two old parents to send your parents who still are alive that he wants to support, it is in the path of Allah. We're in Kandahar, JSR. I learn FC he and if he had gone out to seek for his own benefit for himself, for his own livelihood,
Yarrow for her, so that he does not need others, so that he's independent, you're all for life means to be independent.
For her visa vie Lila, is in the path of Allah.
We're in Kandahar, Raj is Siberia. And, however, if he had gone out seeking to show off, so that people can praise him, so that people can point their finger and say what a man
if that is his intention to show off and to look more important than others, and that is his intention, one will fare hurtin and to have pride, not pride in himself, but pride as in to show as if he is more superior than other people, for whom ifisa really shape on then that is in the path of the devil.
Do you understand? What is the difference between the first intention and the second?
Sorry, what is the difference between the first seeking and the second seeking one is for Allah the other is for the shaitan the intention
as simple as flipping the intention. Do you see how easy it is? And it also teaches not to judge others? Dunya dunya mo dunya
look at this person.
Allah Who wants I remember a I was with a group of people. And I saw a sister driving a ute
a Muslim woman in hijab driving what? A ute you know what a ute is? So here in Australia if anyone watches it they I don't know what you it's a cold overseas. All right. Is there another name for you? It's utility vans, work vans work car. Anyway, what is it? A pickup pickup truck, driving a pickup truck.
Like I gave it no thought. One brother looks in he goes look at this woman, acting like a man just going out to work in a ute.
Now my father was with us that time Subhan Allah, may Allah grant him. Goodness. I was about 14, he looked at he looked and said, How do you know this sister may not have a father may not have a husband? Maybe she's got no brothers. Do you think maybe she doesn't like doing this but she has to work than it is for Sevilla. Allah here I learned this from a young age. Why are we Why do we have to go and use the negativity, give a positive thing and leave the rest up to Allah. He knows why.
But this mentality, and I'm not just saying about systems or anybody. I just gave you a hadith about the men at the time there was I'm just getting another one another incident with them. And I've got many examples like that. So my dear brothers and sisters, here's the thing. Worship is not confined to the mosque. Worship is not confined to the beard. Worship is not confined to this. Worship is not confined to ritual acts. I'll give you an example. Some people
When it comes to the Quran, they say,
hold on to the Quran. Because the Prophet SAW Selim said, Hold on to the Quran. They take it literal, they grab it and they say holding like this. And if it falls on knuckle on the floor, they pick it up and they kiss it, put it on their heads, they decorate their houses with it.
That's not what it means to hold on to the Quran and honor it my brothers and sisters, holding on to the Quran means to follow it to follow what it's saying inside. Not the words that are written. It's because some people are too lazy, it's too hard, takes a lot of effort to follow the Quran but it's easier to decorate it and to hold it like this and to kiss it and to put it up nice and to decorate my house. So I'm not saying the grading is haram. I'm not saying to hold on is haram that your honor the Quran, but that's not the point. The point is to follow the Quran. Some people they go to work by seven for example, or they go to any function and they want to get religious but unfortunately
they don't put it in the right context. They're playing the Quran in the background while talking to their mates playing the Quran in the background while the machine is going play in the background while they're chit chatting.
The Quran now becomes a background noise
and sometimes some people focus listen what I'm saying very carefully. Don't misunderstand me talking about people focus, prioritize the melody of the person who is reciting rather than the Quran itself. Of course we should be melodious in the Quran and beautifies it but what's happening is that some people they focus on the person and becomes the person not the Quran. Oh Allah His voice is amazing. Have you heard him he becomes a celebrity and we forget what the words are actually saying.
The Imam with the cat jumped on my Allah subhanaw taala preserving there's a great lesson in you know the one with the cat that jumped on him in Morocco Morocco I think Tunis
that was very nice. But we forgot what the words are saying to what's the Quran saying we've a lot of people neglect to this Okay, so some people say has anyone thought about what the words are to? So brothers and sisters, you know, when people listen to music, that's what they do. And then it's in the background that she was a melody to put them in the mood.
That's why they put it we don't want to turn the Quran into that. That's what it meant. Following the Quran mister follows teachings following the Sunnah of the Prophet salaallah. Salah means following its teachings and what is the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. Every day and night was also I said, I'm doing things. He's not only in the masjid, he's helping is playing he's assisting his he's doing business he's buying from the Jew. You know some people they say you can't burn don't buy from local farms buying from local farms doing business with people. But he is also doing Dawa meaning. Dawa means to invite people to Islam. And a lot of people they think Dawa is
only by giving out commands in the street, which is a good thing. Others they say just give out pamphlets, which is a good thing. Others they have to talk, come come come I have to talk Nana da that's only one section. But showing your dinner in another way can be also in your actions. In the way that you interact. I'll give you an example.
How to Turn Your truck if you're a tradesman, tradie or you're working, you're an entrepreneur, you've got a business, whatever it is, you're working at work, you're an employee.
Make your work
in the way that Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded you. I'll give you an example. When you sign a contract, and you have terms that you signed to,
you must fulfill those terms.
Not just when the boss is watching. When the manager comes in, you get all active. When the manager is not watching, we do the bare minimum. What you signed for, is what you have to do. I'm not getting paid enough, then don't go for the job. You signed to that payment. Look for another one.
Fulfilling your contracts.
Some people they focus on the rituals and forget the value. What are the rituals teaching what's solid teaching another example, in the trade. I make a contract with a customer to do a job
or go on buy cheap material to make more profit. But I don't tell the customer. I'm not on time as I promised. I ruin other things. I'm not honest in my trade.
Brothers and sisters, people don't care about what you say about your religion. People want to see how you practice it.
If you honor your religion and all the stuff you're saying about it's so good, why are you not doing it? That means there must be something wrong with your conviction about your religion. That's how people think.
I fall was in that place. I think the same. Think about any follower of every of any religion in the world. They come and make it big and beautiful and we've been for 1000s of years and we're the largest community and this and our religion is the best and look at us and
got awesome look at us. But when it comes to action and practice, you see the person lying, cheating, manipulating, they don't stick to their contract and so kind of religion are you following me? I don't care if it's true. If it was true, you would be different. Obviously, you even have doubts about your own religion because you would you would have been following it. That's what really, that's a big area of Dawa, my dear brothers and sisters.
So we can turn that into worship or we can turn it into haram. I'll give you another example. The other way around. I come to the masjid to pray.
But what do I do? I run because I'm late. And when I run, this is what I do.
I don't have time to put my shoes on the rack. I put them on the floor. That's number one. Sometimes my shoes are huge. Sometimes their work boots. Sometimes they're big, massive.
Other you know, sometimes they they like a big rock in front of you. shoes everywhere. Then I rushed in making noise and people are praying probably, and I'm making noise and the people were preying on distracting them. Then I come in, I bump into the person next to him, I distract him or her. Then for the whole first record, I'm trying to catch my breath. Where is the worship?
I probably parked my car in a place where I shouldn't be parking. And here when the council puts for example, do not park here. Why do we go to conspiracy theories? My brothers sisters, what are we going to say? It's because they don't like Muslims. Leave that aside. At the end of the day. There are people who are living there. For example.
We used to have cars parking in all elderly people's parking men
to attend Juma one hour.
I remember once an elderly woman could the ambulance couldn't go into a driveway. And this was this was years back.
So brothers and sisters, the essence of our salah and the essence of our deen the essence the reason
why I'm doing it is what we need to focus on.
Brothers and sisters, some people they have a problem in balancing halal and haram in their work. So I'm going to tell you something.
Remember two things in your job. Two things two principles.
Your work is halal and in the path of Allah if you can manage two things. Number one, there is a benefit NEFA to yourself or to the society and community. So it has to be a benefit, but a benefit that pleases Allah not a benefit that displeases Allah number two. It has to be it can it can means to do what you said you're going to do to do it to the fullest. Don't cut corners.
Some people they working till four o'clock. They look at the time boss is not there, got no job. See me walking out at 3pm Why?
I've just stolen money.
Unless they allow me I just thought one hour I'm getting paid for that. What if a person comes up and says, You say Well, I'm just tired, I don't want to do this with it. And they say Well, I'm not gonna give you that extra $200 Because I'm tired of giving it to you. You're not going to accept that. Brothers and sisters, Allah says it in the Quran. Well, more phone abbiati him either. And those who fulfill their promises and contracts when they give those that is Dean my brothers and sisters.
Some people they take a job and it becomes hard for them to do so let
us and they take a job and the the the the need of the job. And sometimes their job requires that sometimes they will have to delay their salah, sometimes the Lord has to be prayed to us at a time depending on your job.
Now the answer to that brothers and sisters is you got to first of all, and I'm almost done. You got to look at your necessity situation.
If it's your livelihood, and how much you're in need of this job, then Islam gives you a way out concessions
and more. So I'm not being sexist here more so for men, they have a greater need for a job in general, I'm talking about just generally speaking, and specifically, then women because Islam commands makes the responsibility of the man to provide financially for their family, but it is not the responsibility of the woman. However, there are exceptions. Some families don't adhere to that. And there are sisters who are in strife and their husbands or their fathers or their brothers or their culture or whatever it is puts the burden on them. This sister is rewarded double. However, I'm saying there are people in general so men can probably have a bigger excuse of why they need to
work. And if a sister has a need to work as well, when it comes I'm not saying you can't work I'm saying you need to work when when you have to compromise some parts of your religion, such as your solid
Gotta get a job and the boss says, I won't let you pray for
you look at if you're in need of this job, especially if you're working towards having an independent job, the only something big that's coming your way. The scholars have spoken about this. And they said for example in solid Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Hadith isn't saying Muslim women are best with Alon who mentioned this. He says Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam once prayed, and I prayed with him who had and also together without a reason. And he prayed mother Benicia without a reason together only once. And the IMF said why he said in order to give a leeway for the Muslims in times of hardship, so that's the reason. So in times of hardship means in your job, if every now and
then you may not be able to pay your salary on time, you can join it with the next but only a lot and also not gonna Benicia you can't join also with McGraw
one brother called the sheriff and he said, Yeah, yeah, Sheriff, I can't even pray the hustle. So I lose out on the harasser and Maghrib and he said to him, well, even in that case, you can pray sitting at your desk, you can pray lying down, you can pray, you know where you are. So find a way insha Allah some people can't go to jamaa Salah Do you don't have to go to the mosque? If you're at work and you couldn't get there and it's the correct opinions that the majority of opinions of the scholars is that it is a sunnah to go to the masjid. not afford to that's a minority do say it's fun, but the majority says the Sunnah, especially for persons that work and can't attend the Juma
then try to find two people with you who are Muslim to pray with you and lunchbreak if you can't and you and your job is a necessity and Allah Subhana Allah knows pray your Lahore for rock accounts. I remember one brother he set him on paramedic and sometimes a person is injured they've got trauma and they have to they'll die if I leave them and my acid is gonna go my mother is gonna go even my shirt is gonna go so okay, it's okay combined them whenever you can. Because Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran Murgia Allah Allah confit danamon Harish, Allah did not make in this Deen things. He did not command you things that create hardship upon you in your life.
But our brothers and sisters, there are concessions in the deen in times of necessity. But of course, it can't be a type of job or a work that this is the habit every single day. So you got to find ways in sha Allah.
I remember a brother he said to me, I have to do a job where I can't pray at all. I go Can you find another job? He said yes. I said insha Allah Allah Allah subhanaw taala grants you a better one as Pamela Allah granted him something even better, but for the time being he had to transition out. I said for the time being make up your salad, what can you do?
As much as you can, it's called called up for Allah says in the Quran for Takala musta taught them fear Allah as much as you can. So Islam and Dean and dunya do not have to clash sometimes there's a concession. Other times you can meet compatible both together. And sometimes you can get your deen over the dunya. If the dunya is distracting you that much. There is a balance. And lastly, I finished with this insha Allah Jota Isla, brothers and sisters, whether you're at home, whether you're a husband, whether you're a wife, whether you're a friend, whether you're an employee, remember what you are a mother, a father, a son or daughter, turn it all into worship, by making
your intention for the sake of Allah and so long as the action is correct. Anything you do, and there was a lastly the Buddha and Salman Pharisee. They were brothers in a man. So man Pharisees saw him with his wife once with torn clothing. Well, you know, clothing were were not that good. And she looked like she wasn't being looked after. He said where is my brother but that that she said he is too busy. Your brother's too busy with his Korea with Allah with his Lord. He's always in the masjid. He's always fasting. He hardly sleeps. He's praying. So it looked like his wife was being neglected. She has been neglected with intimacy. She has been abducted well, but with Wells has been
inflicted with her close with her food and even with her right to have a time with him. She hears that she's living in a miserable state because I wonder that he's busy with this Lord.
Oh, Salman Pharisee went to him and said to him go back home said I want to be in the masjid. He said no, I forbid you get out and I command you. You're gonna have to go. And he said, All right. I'm coming. He was fasting. It's it's easy to break your fast. It wasn't Ramadan. He broke his fast that night. He wanted to stay up and pray. He said go to sleep.
He went and complained to the Property Law Center says my my brothers and men Pharisee didn't let me pray didn't let me fast and they let me stay in the masjid. So what the hell man say? Solomon says, your wife has a right. Your Lord has a right and your self has a right. Give each one it's balanced right? And then Ross also said I'm sad. Sadako Solomon said sadaqa Salman salatu salam and SL man has spoken the truth spoken the truth spoken the truth.
So my dear brothers sisters even moving an obstacle off the road becomes a sadaqa becomes a charity and I've and this
Last beautiful one, especially for the young people, they like this. And for the ones who are married, you can renew and ignite your romance insha Allah through this beautiful Hadith.
They said the Rasul Allah, the rich people have been in us, they've got lots of money, they give it in South Africa. They've got lots of resources, they use it in goodness, and they pray and they fast. They're gonna go to John now before us and we're poor, we got no money. What can we do to beat them, we can't even give what they give. He said,
there are so many resources in life you can still use when you Say Subhan Allah said, 100 know when you make that when you remove an obstacle off the road, when you sweep something off to people don't get hung up when you feed, and I'm just adding any feeding a dog feeding a cat looking after all these are Sadako he said, even your intimacy with your own spouse in bed is an act of goodness. I'm not going to say the word Sadako everyone thinks because sadaqa is literally translated charity.
Even being with your spouse is a charity. Some people will say come on man who's given to charity here rather than sisters. Just listen, stay with me stay with me. The point is, what I'm trying to say here is sadaqa does not only mean charity Sadaqa means acts of goodness. So giving from yourself receiving giving, receiving, exchanging the love exchanging the intimacy says even your intimacy with your spouse is an act of goodness that Allah reward you for this idea rasool Allah, they got shy, enjoying ourselves in our temptation and our Lawson desires we get rewarded for it. He said yes.
what if you use your intimacy in Haram? Would you not get sins? They said yes. So the fact that you're prevented from haram and went for the halal you get rewarded for it. Some brothers sisters are hoping sha Allah that we have kind of given an overview of balancing deen and duniya insha Allah Anna you may have a lot of questions and a lot of things that come up I thought I'll open this as an introduction. If you do have questions please pass them on to Bilal with Bilal
will be learn or Jamal or anybody Ramadan every day Masha Allah Ramadan come by because because he got such a big beard that's why I pointed to everybody will see you have evolved in Allah bless you will be happy Ramadan. If you want to give the questions to one of the brothers shall next week we'll come back and ask and answer your questions.
All right, just come Hello hate her that was Salalah on Ebina Mohammed while early was Sofia is mine was Salam o Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh is it solid? I should know the why you all looking at your watches you got me got me nervous. Everybody's like this looking up there. It's not time for solid yet. What time how much of time have we got?
Five minutes. But okay, you're fortunate because I have to leave after solid brand says I have an appointment. I can't sit in class the answer question, although I love to. I have to do it next week. But if you have five minutes, you may ask any questions to clarify, Todd. Hello. My last man to assist me in answering you. I knew this question will come up so brothers sisters, you got to read between the lines when I'm talking so it doesn't matter. So Brother is saying what if you've got the Quran running in the background and you just doing work by yourself and you're quiet listening, of course. And that is a beautiful thing. If you notice the examples I gave was, we're
getting busy talking and talking over the Quran. We're getting busy with noises over the Quran and it becomes just like a sound. So that's what
is not right. But if you're just gardening, doing your work alone in whatever working at your computer, you're doing the dishes and also Salah Salem, he also helped in the house he swept the floor he did all this he played with the children and the Quran is on while you're not overriding the Quran and that's fine insha Allah of course and that's a beautiful thing. You can go to sleep with the Quran on someone's we are not doing low level means to read over the Quran to talk over the Quran. We can't even recite Quran over the Quran. Even when we're praying.
You know how some brothers they sit stand next to you I've ever said the uncles
now the uncles when they stand next to you now like this
It drives me crazy. Sarah so SallAllahu sallam, he said not to raise your voices over the other. So he said just be silent you he said you are not calling upon someone who is far away and you're not calling upon someone who is deaf. He can hear you and he is close. Alright, any other questions? Yeah. Yeah, that's okay. Brother Brother is asking what if you're listening to the Quran, but you don't understand it. And that's true. I've got non Arabs, even Arabs. Well, they don't even listen. But the non Arabs didn't understand. Obviously it's challenged for them. merely putting the Quran on to listen to it. Allah's words is virtuous by itself. Please brothers, sisters, don't misunderstand
me playing the Quran is completely fine. It's beautiful. It's x
SONET has its effect on your heart even if you don't understand its meanings look at the non Muslims on when they do a reaction on YouTube to the Quran if you say that they cry
what I was saying is don't put the Quran on when there is a distraction over when there is going to be a noise from you the people who are listening to it in your circle over the Quran that's what we're saying. Otherwise switch off the Quran. We do this all the time in our house. The Quran is on everybody's talking the TV's on the mothers talking telling her kids go and do this the father comes in what's going on the kids are fighting people are on their games noises of music coming up from the Minecraft and Roblox and I don't know what and the Quran is on that's not allowed my brother and sisters you should not do that.
Okay, I hope insha Allah that clarifies
last question so rather is asking a very very
rare situation that I don't think anyone is going to be in maybe you someone who's in a high rise crane
okay, what a person is in a high rise crane ride up there and solid time comes what does he do? He prays in the crane
inside faces the Qibla and prays in the crane easy also you're gonna ask me what if a person is scuba diving?
I've got a great What if a person scuba diving How does he pray?
Praise in the water what is floating halfway
praise halfway easy. Whatever. The person is completely paralyzed. Lying down and blind and deaf and can't talk can only imagine.
imagines. So do you see that's actually a good question. I thought I meant to be sarcastic. It's a good question. Because I want to show you how Deen Allah finds a way for you in every way. He did not make the religion hard on you. What if What if one brother comes because my brother said to me I have a urinary problem.
I have a urinary problem
now Jessa I come to pray urine comes out I can't stop it what do I do so make Well Doc for every Salah and pray even if the urine comes out now that brother said to me I have passing when problem series has gotten into disease What do I do so Michael don't pray even if you pass wind
I don't know about the people next to him but
we have to be patient with each other and sisters. All right, just welcome Hello, hey,
even if the adjuster comes on your clothes, and this this is called Seles bold. So it's a disease. It's a disease, it is a sickness. And it happened at the time of the Prophet salallahu Salam where the person has urinary problems. And they praying that to do the five daily Salat and it just comes inconsistent. There's inconsistency, and it may go on their clothes. They remain praying. Let him know because praying your Salah takes precedent to that. But if there is no Jessa there's impurities on your clothing and you don't have a problem. And then you realize there's no Jessa on your clothing. If you are able to remove that piece of clothing while you're praying, continue your salad
then do it. But if if it's difficult to remove it, or your hours gonna show, then you need to stop your salad go remove it and come back. Ross also our son was once praying and he took his shoes off in salad and placed them on his left then all the Sahabas took their shoes off and placed it on their left. When the Prophet looked at them. He said Why did you do that? He said we saw you do that. So we did the same year rasool Allah He said no Jabril came to me to inform me that there was an Jassa impurities under the soles of my shoes. So I took them off while in solid and placed them on my left and he said if this happens to you and you are in gemera Take your shoes off while in
solid and place them between your feet so as not to place them near the other person and continue you're solid. You understand? May Allah reward you and we'll finish on this note May Allah bless you my brothers and sisters how they will SallAllahu gonna be no Muhammad while early or something