Bilal Assad – Sincerity and Intentions

Bilal Assad
AI: Summary © The importance of intentions and actions in relationships with Islam is discussed, emphasizing the need for a clear intention to avoid unnecessary behavior and avoid negative consequences. The speaker provides examples of actions that do not require intentions and emphasizes the importance of understanding one's intentions and rewarding them through actions. The importance of intentions and actions is also emphasized, including the need for a strong intention to avoid unnecessary behavior and the importance of setting intentions for rewarding things. The speaker also discusses various reward and deed structures, including the importance of showing one's intentions and avoiding negative comments. The importance of intentions and actions in rewarding someone is emphasized, and the potential profit of earning money from actions is discussed.
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So Insha'Allah,

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I'm going to present to you from this

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week onwards and for the rest of the

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year,

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new topics every year insha' every week insha'Allah,

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a new topic.

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But the way I'm going to deliver these

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new topics to you, each one's a topic

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insha'Allah.

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We're going to I'm going to deliver it

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based on

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a very popular

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and known book

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that you probably have all heard of. It's

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called Riyadh Us Salehain.

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Riyadh Us

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Salehain by the great Imam,

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Al Imam and Nawawi.

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And,

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some of the work that's

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done around this book is by a modern

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scholar called doctor Khaled the Sept.

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So I'm taking some of the work that

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is done, of course, not entirely.

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And the reason I told you that is

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just to show you that,

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insha'Allah,

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we're going off that basis.

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And,

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of course as I told you once again,

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each week will be under a topic. So

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I'm not going like through the whole book

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1 by 1. It'll be 10 years before

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we finish it.

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So I'm gonna select the topics from there,

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but just so you know, for those of

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you who would like to refer to it.

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For those of you who speak Arabic, you

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can also refer to doctor Khaled Ashab,

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sheikh, scholar, masha'Allah,

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amazing.

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And you can look at his work in

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Arabic because I'm going to present some examples

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that benefit the young people or the people

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especially who are growing up in the West.

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So a lot of the examples I give

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are a little bit different to the examples

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that you will hear from sheiks,

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that you hear online from overseas,

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from Arab countries

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or non western countries.

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We obviously,

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bring to you what benefits you and what

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we think,

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always what I think, insha Allah, young people

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need here and even older people living,

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in the west. So Bismillahrahmanarrahim.

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Let's begin.

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The first topic that we must begin, brothers

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and sisters, is the most important foundation of

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every Muslim before you can do anything.

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Can anyone guess what is the most important

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foundation

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after

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the

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shahada

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declaring that there is only one god worthy

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of worship, Muhammad salallahu alaihi wa sallam is

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his messenger.

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What is

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the the most important foundation for all these

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acts? Salat.

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Not salat.

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Aniyah.

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Aniyah. Who said that? Abu Bilad. I think

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whoever wanted to say that, it's Aniyah.

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Aniyah which means the intention.

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The intention.

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Now

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there is 2 words that we use

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and that is Ikhlas

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and niya.

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Ikhlas

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which means sincerity, but it means more than

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that. It means when your heart

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has sincerity,

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loyalty,

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and honesty.

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Sincerity, loyalty, and honesty to Allah Subhanahu Wa

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Ta'ala.

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And niya means the intention

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of why you do what you do.

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Brothers and sisters,

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if these two

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aspects are not

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your foundation, they're not correct and proper

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inside your heart,

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no action

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that you do

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will mean anything anything to Allah subhanahu wa

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ta'ala.

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It may mean something to

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someone you love, your family, yourself,

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your business,

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your children,

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could be for fame, fortune, whatever you want,

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but all those are temporary. They're for this

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world.

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However,

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a Muslim can grab 2 worlds,

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this world

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and the next world

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through a foundation

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called

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sincerity

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and correct intentions.

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My brothers and sisters, I cannot emphasize this.

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You know, if somebody wants to

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become a Muslim,

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not Muslim, and wants to revert

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to Islam

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or some people use the word convert. The

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point my point is they embrace Islam.

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And they say the shahada,

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while in their hearts, their intention is something

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else.

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They're not really intending to become Muslim.

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But for example, the intention was just for

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the purpose of marriage.

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It's because they wanna marry someone and without

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saying the shahada, they can't marry them.

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Or a person who wants who is a

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Muslim already

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and wants to pray salat, like my brother

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here said, salat is a foundation that says

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an action.

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But if you do your salah, your prayer

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with

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a false intention,

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for example,

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to please people

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or to look

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good for fame or some gain.

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Or you do it, for example, because

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you want to marry

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some

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man's daughter

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or to look good in front

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of a

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some person's mother

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by coming to the mosque because you see

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them at the mosque and you're just doing

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that

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really just to try and look good and

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that's your only intention.

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All of these brothers and sisters renders your

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actions

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void,

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destroys the action.

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So let us insha'Allah

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talk about it now the muslim's relationship

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how do we deal with Allah subhanahu wa

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ta'aal

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Our relationship in dealing with Allah, a Muslim,

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this is the Islamic belief.

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Our relationship with Allah is dealt

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upon intentions

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and sincerity.

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There is also a third thing and that

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is to complete it and that is the

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correctness of the action.

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And if

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I intend

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have a good intention to do something with

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good intentions,

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but I do it in the way that

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I think

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is morally correct.

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If that moral

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perception, that moral opinion of mine

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goes directly against

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the moral

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command

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or guidance of Allah.

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Whatever appears in the Quran goes against the

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command of Allah, goes against the prohibition of

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Allah

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or his messenger salallahu alaihi wasallam.

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It doesn't matter what your intention is. You

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can have a the best intention in the

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world.

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It will not be accepted.

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So the intention is to be right, you

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have to be honest in the heart,

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and the action has to also be right.

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Example,

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I have young people ask me sincerely, they

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just don't know.

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They've never been taught

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that on Eid, for example, on celebrations,

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they say, can I

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hug? So

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say a boy says, who is a teenager,

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can I hug my family friend? Say he's

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16. Hug my family friend who's also 16.

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He's not Maharam, Youani. Allah has forbidden

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physical contact between men and women who are

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not directly related to each other, like a

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brother, sister, father, mother and so on.

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But they say my intention is good.

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They're family, friends, we grew up together.

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala has forbidden that for

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several wisdoms and reasons.

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Now if you trust in Allah Subhanahu Wa

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Ta'ala and you know that Allah doesn't tell

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you

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to not do something

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for no good reason

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then that's a problem you have to trust

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in Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

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You might have good intentions

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but good intentions do not make haram halal.

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I might have good intentions

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in driving you down to the local vaping

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shop

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and the shisha joint

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because I wanna be a good friend

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but with the wrong action.

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Does that make my action

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to take you there correct?

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No. Just because I've got good intentions.

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I may have good intentions

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to help you

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go and steal

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and justify in a way to say,

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that's okay. That shop owner is rude to

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the customers anyway. He deserves to be stolen

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from.

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The shaitaan comes to me and says, that's

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a good intention so let's go and do

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it together.

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Or to go and

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bash some

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person

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who had a fight with my cousin,

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even though it was my cousin's fault, instead

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of trying to fix the situation, I say,

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I'm loyal to my cousin and friends, mate.

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I've got to go and bash them.

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The intention is good that you wanna be

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loyal to your friend but the action is

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wrong.

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And there are and you can understand. Fill

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in the gap. So many examples.

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Having said this, let's first of all start

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with a verse of Quran. Allah Subhanahu Wa

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Ta'ala, for example, says about intentions and sincerity.

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Allah says

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in chapter 98 verse 5, and they were

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commanded not, but that they should worship Allah

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and worship none but him alone, abstaining from

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ascribing partners to him.

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And to perform as salah and give zakah,

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and that is the right religion. The word

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used here is mukhlesin alahuddin,

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which means worshiping him with full sincerity, loyalty,

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and honesty.

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Not associating partners with him. Because if I

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intend to pray to Allah but I'm worshiping

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Allah,

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and what I'm really doing is that I'm

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doing it for some worldly gain only and

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I'm not really worshiping Allah because I want

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to worship Allah, believing in Allah,

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worshiping Allah because I want to worship Allah.

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Believing in Allah, Allah says you've made partners

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with me. In another verse of the Quran,

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala talks about Iblis, the

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shaitan.

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When shaitan

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the the original Iblis, not just any satan

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or jinn, the Iblis that's talking about in

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the Quran,

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when he was with the ranks of the

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angels and he was a jinn. And when

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Allah created Adam alayhis salam and he became

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jealous and envious of this creation and he

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was boasted with arrogance

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and he would not accept Allah's

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decree and his

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judgment and his creation and his choice and

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his decision.

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He rebelled against Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala telling

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him, you're not fair, I'm fair. How could

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you make him better than me? That's not

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fair. And he disbelieved in Allah Subhanahu Wa

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Ta'ala's

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oneness

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of his,

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what, of his justice. So he disbelieved in

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Allah

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He made a promise.

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He said to Allah, he said,

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He said, by your honor

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and majesty,

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I will lead his children. I will lead

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them all astray.

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I'm gonna lead all these humans astray.

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And then he said, Iblis,

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except

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your servants

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among them

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so not all not all the servants are

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like this, among them who are true and

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sincere to you.

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So who does shaitan have the greatest power

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over or influence?

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The people who give him the power.

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Who are they? They are the ones who

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are not honest to Allah. They're not sincere.

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Their intentions

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are hazy daisy.

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Wobble wobble,

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up and down,

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hanky panky, not right.

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They are twisted, crooked.

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And now who is the one that knows

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the intentions?

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2 peep 2

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2 know the intentions. Who are they?

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Yourself and Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala. That is

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correct.

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Nobody can see anyone's intention.

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Only you know and Allah

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knows.

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So let us get something straight.

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It is forbidden

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for any person,

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any Muslim,

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to judge the intention of a person.

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Why?

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Because it is impossible for anyone

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to see

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the hearts of people.

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Otherwise,

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it is a type of claiming that you

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know the unseen.

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The only one who knows the unseen is

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who?

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Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala. So

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anyone who claims to know the intention of

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someone

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is a type of minor shirk. And if

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you say

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I know the unseen, then it's a major

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shirk.

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Yeah. And the minor shirk is when a

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person says, look, man, just from his look,

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I know his intention.

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If you mean it in a way that

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you know the unseen,

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you have some godly powers of some sort,

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it is shirk.

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But if you're saying, look, I've got experience

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with people,

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I doubt that person's intention. That's not shirk.

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That's just

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experience. But you cannot for sure say what

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a person's intention is. You can never say

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absolutely.

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Leave that to Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala.

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What we do know

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is actions on the outside.

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You and I, as humans, we normally judge.

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Everybody judges. It's a normal natural thing.

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But there is a difference between judging a

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person's action to say,

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you are destined to the punishment of Allah.

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Allah is therefore angry with you to make

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a judgment upon their,

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intentions

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when something is not clear

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is wrong in Islam.

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But we can judge an an action of

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a person. Yeah. And the action itself only

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to separate it from the heart.

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We have to say this action is an

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action

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which Allah called the shirk. This action is

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an action which the prophet, peace be upon

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him, told us is a major sin.

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That's why don't be upset, brothers and sisters,

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or take it to heart if somebody

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points out to you

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a wrong thing that you're doing.

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Now I know people have a bad approach,

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Some people have a harsh approach, a judgmental

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approach.

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That's wrong on their part to come in

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a harsh manner. This is not in accordance

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with the sunnah of the prophet salallahu alaihi

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wa sallam. But if you can avoid that

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and just look into yourself and take

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from it what benefits you.

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Maybe Allah has sent you someone to give

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you a little reminder. We all go through

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it. I've gone through it all my life

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where people tell me or advise me. Some

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of them were harsh, some of them were

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judgmental, some of them really wanted the best

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for me. I'll leave that between them and

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Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala. And you can train

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yourself

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to rise above it,

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don't respond to their harshness,

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and just look into yourself if you believe

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what they say,

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then look into yourself. If you truly are

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doing something wrong,

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try your best to fix it. If you're

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not doing anything wrong, dismiss them. They're just

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shaitan is using them to come to you.

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That requires a lot of strength

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and a lot of practice.

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At the end of the day, Allah will

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ask you about your action. He will not

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ask you about other people's

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actions.

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We can only control our behavior. We cannot

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control other people's behavior. We can advise them.

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We can say your approach is bad. And

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people usually have a bad approach, normally are

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not successful. And we're gonna talk about those

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people today as well.

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Receiving the advice and those who give it,

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those who judge, we're gonna talk about intentions.

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This is where it comes down to. Very

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crucial.

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One verse in the Quran which always strikes

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me

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and scares me and should scare you as

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well. And when we say scare, it means

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only to keep us away. So when we

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say we're afraid or we're scared, it's not

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in order to make us mentally distressed.

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But we take it in the meaning of

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we need to fix ourselves and keep going

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and be aware, like anything else. So fear

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can be bad and fear can be good

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for your mental

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health. Fear can be bad for your mental

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health and fear can be good for your

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mental health. If you take it as a

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constructive way, a way to keep you aware,

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then inshallah, it's good for you. But if

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you take it as a compulsive fear, where

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you do nothing about it and you're just

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obsessed with it

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and filled with anxiety without any

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real fear happening there and just say I'm

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it's over for me, then that's not good.

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That's bad health. And Allah doesn't want you

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to be like that. He reminds you in

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order for you to live a life between

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hope and fear, not just fear and not

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just hope.

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So hope on its in itself will make

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us neglect

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our duties and fear on its own will

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make us give up and not do anything.

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So somewhere in between. My brothers and sisters,

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let's move now to the first hadith, which

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is very important in this book, Riyadu Salihin.

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This hadith is in Bukhari

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and,

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in Muslim.

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And, the narrator is Abihafs Umar Mal Khattab

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He says the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam

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said,

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This is a hadith everybody should memorize and

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learn and teach your children.

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The hadith is as follows.

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The deeds are considered by their intentions.

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Deeds

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are considered by their

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intentions.

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And a person will get the reward

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according to

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his intention.

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So whoever emigrated for Allah and his messenger,

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for example, his emigration will be for Allah

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and his messenger. And whoever

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emigrated for worldly benefits or for a woman

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to marry, for example,

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his emigration would be for that

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for what he emigrated for. Now, of course,

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these are just two examples that Rasool alaihi

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wasalam is giving, but they're just examples. You

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can add more. Anything we do in our

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life, there are 2 things about it. The

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first part he says, the deeds are considered

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by their intention. Then he says, and a

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person will get the reward according to his

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intention. Now people might think they're the same

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wordings, they're the same meaning, but they are

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not. They're actually 2 different meanings.

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1 is talking about

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the

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action itself

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and the other one is talking about

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what you will gain from that action,

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the value of that action. 1 is talking

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about

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the action itself,

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what what is its meaning,

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what does it mean?

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And the second line is what is this

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action's value? What do you get out of

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it?

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So

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for the action to mean something,

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you have to see what your intention is.

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Then we can tell what is this action

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really,

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nature of the action. The second line,

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what do you gain out of this action?

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Again,

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it also depends on your intention, both The

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nature of the

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action and what do you gain out of

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this action,

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both of them rely on your intention.

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Everybody understand that part?

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Who can repeat to me? These two lines,

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they mean 2 different things.

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Actions are by intentions

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and the reward of the intention is and

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the reward of the action is based on

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the intention. So the first one is talking

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about what? The second one is talking about

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what?

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First one is talking about?

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Nature of the action. The act the nature

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of the action.

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And the second one?

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What you get out of the action. What

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you get out of the action. Both of

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them

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are determined by one thing. What is it?

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The intention. So the intention is the common

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factor between the 2.

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Correct?

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Alright.

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Now that you understood that part, let's move

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to the first line.

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Actions

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are by intentions.

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What is the nature of the action? What

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is the purpose? Well, by your intention.

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My brothers and sisters,

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these actions

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are based

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on 3 cases.

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Number 1,

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to know the nature

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of this action,

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our intention will determine

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the validity

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of an action

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of worship.

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So the first thing about the nature of

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an action,

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our intentions

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will tell us about whether an action is

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valid or not valid.

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Example,

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If I'm going to make wudu,

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do I need an intention?

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Yes, I do. So certain actions of worship

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need an intention

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in order for the action to be valid.

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If I want to pray my salatulthuhr,

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do I need an intention?

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Yes. If I wanna fast Ramadan, do I

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need an intention? If I'm going to Hajj,

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do I need an intention?

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Uh-huh.

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All these acts of worship are stated in

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the Quran and sunnah. You need to have

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the right intention.

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And the and the whole idea of the

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intention is when you come to make wudu,

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you say bismillah. Your intention is already in

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your heart that you're making wudu. So there's

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no problem. The only time your wudu will

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no longer be valid is when you make

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a different

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intention. And for example, if I come to

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make

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wash

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my hand, my face, my legs, my arms,

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my head, just like, you know, wudu.

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But my intention is not for wudu. My

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intention is just to rub off the dirt

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that's on my face, hands and legs. I

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have no intention of wudu.

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Does it become wudu?

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No. It doesn't.

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If I come to pray,

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but my intention is not to pray, my

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intention is just

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to have a bit of exercise movement.

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Is the intention

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is the prayer valid?

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No. So it needs the right intention. I'm

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coming to pray. I'm coming to make wudu.

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So that's the first thing.

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It it intention tells us the validity of

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the action. Number 2,

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to determine the type of worship that I'm

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doing, I need the right intention. For example,

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if I'm praying the fard prayer

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and I'm praying the sunnah prayer, do I

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need a different intention for both of them?

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Yeah. I do. If I'm come to pray

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the Farooq prayer, my intention is to pray

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the Farooq. But now I'm praying the sunnah,

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my intention is

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sunnah. Correct?

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If I'm going to give zakah, my intention

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has to be zakah. If I'm giving normal

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charity, my intention is

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normal charity.

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So this is the second case of what

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intentions does. Number 3,

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to determine whether it's worship or everyday habits.

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My intention determines whether it's everyday habits or

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worship. Example,

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if I

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am doing rusul,

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bathing

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for

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jumuha for Friday

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Because

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I'm doing it because

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it is a sunnah. It is a recommended

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act in Islam to bathe

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for Friday prayer

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because I wanna meet Allah while I'm bathed

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and clean. Now bathing can be an everyday

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act

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or you can turn it into

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an act of worship.

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Isn't that correct?

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So if my intention to bathe on Thursday

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night or Friday morning

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is for the purpose of the blessing of

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Friday,

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suddenly that bathing becomes an act of

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worship.

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But if I have no intention

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about the blessed day of Jamar

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and I just bathe because

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for the sake of it,

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is it an act of worship anymore? No.

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It becomes a halal act of cleaning yourself.

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Correct?

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Alright.

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If I have an intention to bathe because

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in Islam, it is fitra and good for

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a Muslim to be clean so that when

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they pray,

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does it become an act of worship?

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Yes, it does. So the intention determines the

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action if it's worship

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or it's just a normal day to day

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action. We have a question. Do you make

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the intention out loud?

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No. So that's a good question. Do you

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make the intention out loud? There is nothing

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in the Quran or sunnah which determines and

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says to you that you must say with

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your mouth the intention.

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The only two places that you say your

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intention is in umrah and hajj. You say

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it out loud. Labbaykallahumaumratan

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or labbaykallahuma

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hajan.

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Allah, I intend to you

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visit your house

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with the intention of Hajj or with the

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intention of Umrah. You say it loud and

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you can say the word tamatdur or the

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type of Hajj.

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But

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every other action,

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it is by the heart. Now there's some

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difference of opinion among the scholars.

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Some say, no, you have to say it

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with your mouth, some schools of thought, but

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the majority of the scholars and even those

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who say you say it with the mouth,

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they tell you, at the end of the

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day,

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what determines it is what you do in

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your heart. And I'll give you an example

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why it should be in the heart.

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Let's say I've come with the intention to

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pray dhuur,

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but

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I come to pray with the intention

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of Dhuhr,

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but I accidentally said with my mouth, I

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intend to pray Asr.

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Would it count as duhr aasr?

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Duhr. Why?

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Because the intention of that is what matters.

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And then they'll say to you, well, of

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course, you know, that that cancels it out,

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you know, because your intention in the heart

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was to pray the Lord.

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So, at the end of the day, it

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all comes down to the heart.

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My brothers and sisters,

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there are exceptions

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to your actions. Let's have a look.

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There are some actions which do not necessarily

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need an intention.

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You don't need to have a correct intention

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for these actions. They are rewarded to you.

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Allah rewards you for them without needing to

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have an intention.

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What are they?

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Number 1,

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any selfless act that you do for someone,

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rights of any creatures that you do,

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avoiding what is wrong.

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All this does not really need an intention,

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you are rewarded for it.

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On three conditions.

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Number 1,

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you're not doing it to show off

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or fame.

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Number 2, you're not doing it for an

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ill intention. You wanna

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like, you're using someone.

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And number

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3, you are not doing it

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for a sinful

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gain.

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So if

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I help someone

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to go to buy

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drugs,

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it's a good act of giving a person

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a ride, but I'm doing it for a

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sin.

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If I help someone,

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get out of the rain or to make

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their way to car if they can't make

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it there because I want money from them.

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Well, the intention now is for a gain,

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isn't it? Or if I'm doing it to

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put myself on social media and show people

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how much of a great person I am,

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now

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that action is no longer rewarded.

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Or if I,

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bring a smile to someone but all I'm

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really doing is for the intention of people

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thinking me thinking of me of a reputation.

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So I'm no longer gonna get rewarded from

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Allah. But if I help someone for the

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sake of helping, for the sake of goodness,

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and you are a a Muslim believer, Allah

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will reward you

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in this world and in the hereafter.

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If you're a non Muslim and you say,

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I just wanna do it for the sake

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of goodness,

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you don't

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obviously for a non Muslim in Islam, they

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don't have a reward in the hereafter

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because you don't believe in it and you've

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rejected it or

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this is another case now, but let's say

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person is disbeliever.

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Allah may reward that person in this life,

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give you some reward or ward off harm

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from you in this life.

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Anyway, that needs explanation.

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Let's look at some of the actions which

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you don't need an intention for and Allah

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rewards you for them anyway. And these are

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what the scholars agree upon. For example,

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giving a thirsty person water,

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giving a lift for someone to a good

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place

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or halal place, smiling and bringing a smile

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to your brethrens,

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paying a debt of someone,

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reconciling

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between 2

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people, returning a favor,

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returning a right to someone, paying for someone,

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paying on behalf of someone, for example, a

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meal or a food or something,

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feeding someone,

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saying a nice word that brings goodness to

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someone's heart, moving an obstacle off the road.

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All of these, you don't need to wait

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and wait there until you get your intention

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right and then you do that. The day

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to day good actions that you just do

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normally, the fact that you have already wanted

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Allah to reward you, the fact that you

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are a believer and a Muslim and you

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look forward to Allah Subhanahu wa ta'ala rewarding

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you, Allah just rewards you. Even the hadith

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about the woman who fed a dog.

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Remember the prostitute woman in from Badi Israel,

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children of Israel which is in Bukhary, the

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woman that wanted Allah to forgive her. She

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found a dog and fed the and gave

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the dog a drink. The hadith doesn't say

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that she had any kind of intention.

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But the fact that she did that good

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deed, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala forgave her.

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And so, Allah is

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Allah is full of favor upon people. He

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rewards you

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without accountability.

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And Allah gives you without

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holding you accountable.

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Min ghayirihisaab.

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Allah says in the Quran, he is the

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one who gives you and rewards you with

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no accountability. You do good, Allah will reward

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you. So brothers and sisters, there are some

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acts you don't really need an intention every

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time. Now I intend to help this person.

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Now I intend to you don't you don't

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do that.

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My brothers and sisters, therefore

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which everyday acts

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therefore are dependent on intention then?

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Everyday acts like this, that depend on intention

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are the are the things that you're gonna

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make a gain out of.

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So if I helped

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someone

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in order to gain something,

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right, then that's where my intention really matters.

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I might help somebody

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in which I get a present or a

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gift out of, but I help them for

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the sake of Allah or for the sake

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of goodness.

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And I'm a Muslim and Allah subhanahu wa

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ta'ala rewards me for but I got a

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gain out of that. That's okay. So long

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as your intention

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was not for the gain.

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But sometimes I may do something for a

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bit of a gain and also for the

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sake of Allah and we're gonna talk about

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that soon. Then that way you hit 2

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birds with 1 stone, you get a bit

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of rewards from Allah and a bit of

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rewards from the gain. Insha'Allah. But we're gonna

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get to that.

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Brothers and sisters,

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the next part,

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the gain is what you intended for.

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Okay. What is the reward?

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It's what you wanted

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out of what you did. Why did you

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do it?

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Whatever you did it for, this is what

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your reward is from Allah.

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You get

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what you get depending on your intention.

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Don't be upset. Is that what they say?

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You get what you get, don't be upset.

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For example,

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you bought a car

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to get to work

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and drive around

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every day only. That's why you bought a

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car. That is called a worldly gain. What

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do you get out of

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that? Do you get rewards from Allah for

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buying a car because you wanna get to

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work and back and just for everyday driving

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and that's it? No. You're not gonna get

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hasanat from Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala nor you're

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gonna get sins. It's just a worldly gain.

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It's halal. You got your car. Taib. Second

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example.

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You worked

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in order to save up for Hajj.

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Will Allah swanqa reward you for that work?

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Yes. Because the intention to work was for

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for Hajj. Remember the hadith we mentioned last

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time when the sahabas, the companions of the

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prophet

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saw a man, young man, who was strong,

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fit,

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and he was walking

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and struggling and going to work. And they

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said, if only he used that body for

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the sake of Allah. And prophet

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said to them, if he is working

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in order to provide for elderly parents that

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he's looking after, then it is for the

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sake of Allah. If he's working in order

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to provide for children who are dependent on

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him, then it is for the sake of

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Allah. If he is working in order to

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get married

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so that he doesn't resort to

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haram means, then it is for the sake

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of Allah.

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So again, you get what you intended for.

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The last example,

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you went to Hajj

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to be called

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a righteous person when you return.

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Do you get rewarded

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from Allah? No.

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Do you get sinned?

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Yes. It's a sin.

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It's a sin

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because

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that person used an act of worship that's

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meant to be for Allah

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in order to gain fame,

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popularity, and a good name.

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Any act of worship that is meant to

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be for Allah like Hajj, Umrah,

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reciting the Quran,

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praying,

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fasting.

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If I do it in order that I

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get fame

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or some kind of worldly gain out of

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it only,

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then

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it becomes

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an act of shirk.

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Some people, they go to Hajj with the

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intention of when they return,

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they can earn the title Hajji.

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What do you think?

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Good or bad?

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Everybody know it's bad. But you see people

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do that anyway with their intention. We can't

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judge their intentions.

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Isn't that right?

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Some people go to the masjid, to the

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mosque,

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in order to get the title

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religious guy.

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My students back at school, back in the

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days, they used to use a word called

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f r g.

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Fake religious guy or fake religious girl.

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That's what it means.

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Alright?

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But, of course, we cannot judge a person

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to be an f r g. That's judging

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their intention. But you know yourself.

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So the reward

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or the sin

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or the value of what you're doing depends

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on what your intention was.

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So these are 3 types, brothers and sisters.

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I repeat them.

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To intend for something worldly to help you

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out,

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it's not a sin nor is it a

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reward from Allah. Number 2, to do something

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that you intend out of it to do

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some good deed for the sake of Allah,

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you get rewarded. And number 3, you do

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something in or you do an act of

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worship in order to please people or to

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show it off or to gain some reputation.

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That is sinful.

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And sometimes it could be also shirk.

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Brothers and sisters,

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there are 7 ranks

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of intentions.

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How many ranks?

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7. I'm going to quickly enumerate them to

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you.

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We start with the highest rank,

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the best intention ever,

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The greatest reward for it ever. The best

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action, the best reward. What is it?

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It is an act of worship

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that is solely and completely

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for the sake of Allah.

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You're not after anything else but that.

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No worldly gain whether it's halal gain or

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haram gain. Nothing. And I'll give you an

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example.

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You go to Hajj

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but you also

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go to Hajj.

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You go to Hajj for the sake of

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Allah.

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But

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on the way, you also use that time

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to make some business.

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You buy some things in order to come

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back and sell them and make some profit.

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Is that halal or haram?

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Halal. That is halal because Allah says in

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the Quran,

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there is no harm upon you for whoever

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goes to Hajj and seeks benefit from worldly

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gains.

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But

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the highest rank would be to go to

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Hajj

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without any intention of gaining any business or

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profit purely just for the sake of Allah

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and you come back. That's the highest rank.

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Going to Hajj

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with the intention of also making business now

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comes to the 2nd rank, the 2nd rank.

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An act of worship for the sake of

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Allah,

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but you also get other halal benefits out

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of it.

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For example,

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a person fasts

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for the sake of Allah

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but also

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for the health benefits that fasting gives you.

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Is that halal or haram?

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That is halal.

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So you're fasting for the sake of Allah,

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but you also would like to have the

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intention of gaining benefit from its health benefits.

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Now, insha'Allah, your fasting is still all well

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and good and you get top rewards but

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it's not the highest rank.

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Another example,

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you walk to the mosque

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wanting Allah's pleasure

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but you also

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want to do exercise. Might as well walk

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also

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bit of exercise for me. 2 birds with

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1 stone.

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Very rewarding

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but not the highest rank.

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3rd example,

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you give in charity

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but you also

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want

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your wealth to be blessed from charity. Because,

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you know, you heard Rasool, sallallahu alaihi salam.

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He said

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Charity

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never has caused diminishing of wealth. So you

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say, wow, that gives badaqa to my wealth.

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I'll give badaqa for the sake of badaqa,

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but also for my other wealth to be

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blessed as a result of the sadaka. So

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you got 2 intentions. They're great intentions,

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but that's not the highest rank.

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It's a high rank, but not the highest.

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And I'll throw in another intention. You heard

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about the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam saying

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whoever connects his family ties,

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whoever wants their health to be better and

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their wealth to be greater and their life

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to be longer, connect your family ties and

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be good to your relatives and direct, you

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know, relatives such as your parents, siblings and

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direct relatives.

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So you say, you know what, I'm gonna

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connect the family ties for the sake of

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Allah. There's a great reward. But also so

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I can gain what the prophet told me

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about and that is extra life, extra health,

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and extra wealth.

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Great intentions,

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but not the highest

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rank.

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Of course, most of us are in that

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position.

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Number 3, there's the 3rd rank. Let's say

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you had the intention for something that is

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worldly halal,

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a worldly halal

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act.

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That's the 3rd rank. I do an intention

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in order as I gave you example before,

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I work and I apply for that job

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so that I can look after my family

00:39:11 --> 00:39:11

and livelihood.

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That is a good intention, but it's the

00:39:14 --> 00:39:17

the 3rd rank in the ranks. Number 4th.

00:39:17 --> 00:39:19

4th rank, an act of worship that is

00:39:19 --> 00:39:22

mixed with ups and downs of showing off.

00:39:22 --> 00:39:23

So, you know, when

00:39:24 --> 00:39:25

you stand up on stage, let's say you

00:39:25 --> 00:39:27

wanna give a public speech in front of

00:39:27 --> 00:39:29

people or you're going to recite Quran as

00:39:29 --> 00:39:31

an introduction to an event that's happening

00:39:32 --> 00:39:34

or you joined a charity organization,

00:39:35 --> 00:39:37

or an activity, an event at the mosque,

00:39:37 --> 00:39:38

or in the community

00:39:39 --> 00:39:40

that is helping people

00:39:40 --> 00:39:42

in the community in some way. You go

00:39:42 --> 00:39:44

for the sake of Allah but as you're

00:39:44 --> 00:39:46

in there, you start getting praises, you get

00:39:46 --> 00:39:47

compliments,

00:39:48 --> 00:39:49

you go back home and you think, wow,

00:39:49 --> 00:39:50

you know, I look good in front of

00:39:50 --> 00:39:51

that

00:39:51 --> 00:39:53

sister over there and I look good in

00:39:53 --> 00:39:55

front of that marriage material brother over there

00:39:56 --> 00:39:58

and so on. So you go there and

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then you start your intentions start getting wibbly

00:40:00 --> 00:40:02

wobbly, a little bit of ups and downs.

00:40:03 --> 00:40:05

And so the next time you go, you

00:40:05 --> 00:40:06

think I'm gonna go because,

00:40:07 --> 00:40:09

you know, of more praise. It made me

00:40:09 --> 00:40:11

feel good of what people are saying about

00:40:11 --> 00:40:13

me. So this is a mix of

00:40:14 --> 00:40:16

wanting something for the sake of Allah and

00:40:16 --> 00:40:17

getting stuck

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and mixed up with praises of people. It's

00:40:21 --> 00:40:23

always nice to receive praise and it's good

00:40:23 --> 00:40:24

to be happy about praise.

00:40:24 --> 00:40:26

But now, if my intention

00:40:27 --> 00:40:29

is a mix of pleasing Allah and pleasing

00:40:29 --> 00:40:31

people at the same time,

00:40:31 --> 00:40:33

now my rewards are mixed.

00:40:34 --> 00:40:37

And the scholars differed about that. Some said,

00:40:37 --> 00:40:39

listen. If you go back home and you

00:40:39 --> 00:40:40

say, oh Allah,

00:40:40 --> 00:40:41

forgive me

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for their overpraising don't hold me accountable for

00:40:44 --> 00:40:46

their overpraising of me forgive me for the

00:40:46 --> 00:40:48

sins they don't know about me and make

00:40:48 --> 00:40:50

me better than what they have praised me

00:40:50 --> 00:40:51

then insha'Allah

00:40:51 --> 00:40:54

your intention is fixed so you gotta always

00:40:54 --> 00:40:56

try to fix your intention to make sure

00:40:56 --> 00:40:58

the entire work is fully

00:40:58 --> 00:40:59

rewarded inshaaAllah

00:41:00 --> 00:41:03

so that's the 4th rank the 5th rank

00:41:03 --> 00:41:06

They are acts of worship and worldly

00:41:07 --> 00:41:10

but solely and all and only for worldly

00:41:10 --> 00:41:10

gain.

00:41:11 --> 00:41:12

You do an act of worship

00:41:13 --> 00:41:15

and it's also an act of worldly gain.

00:41:16 --> 00:41:17

So

00:41:19 --> 00:41:21

whether it's praying and fasting,

00:41:22 --> 00:41:23

wearing the hijab,

00:41:24 --> 00:41:25

covering yourself,

00:41:25 --> 00:41:27

which is all acts of worship,

00:41:27 --> 00:41:29

And at the same time, you also do

00:41:29 --> 00:41:31

things for your worldly gain. But you do

00:41:31 --> 00:41:32

nothing

00:41:32 --> 00:41:34

for Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala. None of it

00:41:34 --> 00:41:35

is really for Allah. It's all for a

00:41:35 --> 00:41:36

worldly gain.

00:41:37 --> 00:41:38

Some people, they do that.

00:41:39 --> 00:41:41

All their actions are really for a worldly

00:41:41 --> 00:41:43

gain. So for example, the only reason I

00:41:43 --> 00:41:45

would go to a mosque and attend the

00:41:45 --> 00:41:46

prayers

00:41:47 --> 00:41:49

is because they promised me to pay me

00:41:49 --> 00:41:50

a fee.

00:41:50 --> 00:41:52

The only reason I'll go and pray imam

00:41:52 --> 00:41:53

is only because

00:41:54 --> 00:41:56

I'm earning money. That's my sole intention.

00:41:57 --> 00:41:59

Or the only reason I went to Hajj

00:42:00 --> 00:42:02

is so that people can pay me to

00:42:02 --> 00:42:04

do Hajj on behalf of their dead relatives.

00:42:04 --> 00:42:05

And I turned it into a business.

00:42:06 --> 00:42:09

My sole intention is business. And everything else

00:42:09 --> 00:42:11

in my life is business. So my my

00:42:11 --> 00:42:12

whole soul

00:42:13 --> 00:42:15

intentions for everything I do, whether worship or

00:42:15 --> 00:42:15

worldly,

00:42:16 --> 00:42:17

it's all business, all a benefit. I won't

00:42:17 --> 00:42:19

do it if there's no benefit for me,

00:42:19 --> 00:42:20

worldly.

00:42:21 --> 00:42:23

Everything about it is if there's no worldly

00:42:23 --> 00:42:24

gain, I ain't doing it.

00:42:25 --> 00:42:28

Why should I? They don't deserve it. Okay.

00:42:28 --> 00:42:29

What about the sake of Allah? Lads, don't

00:42:29 --> 00:42:32

worry about that. Don't worry about that.

00:42:32 --> 00:42:34

Obviously, these are the people in Allah says,

00:42:39 --> 00:42:40

Whoever wants this

00:42:40 --> 00:42:41

fast life,

00:42:42 --> 00:42:44

then we will give them this fast life.

00:42:44 --> 00:42:46

Then don't be fooled by people who you

00:42:46 --> 00:42:48

see getting so much out of this world

00:42:48 --> 00:42:49

that you think God must love them. They

00:42:49 --> 00:42:51

must be blessed. They must be doing the

00:42:51 --> 00:42:52

right thing. Oh, no.

00:42:52 --> 00:42:55

Gaining and losing are both tests. And some

00:42:55 --> 00:42:56

of them, they can sometimes they can be

00:42:56 --> 00:42:58

a test which destines you to a punishment

00:42:59 --> 00:43:01

because you're failing in it. So be careful

00:43:01 --> 00:43:02

about the intention.

00:43:05 --> 00:43:07

We'll give some people as much of it

00:43:07 --> 00:43:07

forever. We will

00:43:10 --> 00:43:11

But then at the end of the day,

00:43:11 --> 00:43:14

he only gets hellfire which he will be

00:43:14 --> 00:43:16

entering it with as a loser with no

00:43:16 --> 00:43:17

gain because that was his intention.

00:43:18 --> 00:43:18

The 7th,

00:43:20 --> 00:43:23

the 6th rank, acts of worship and non

00:43:23 --> 00:43:26

worship solely for fame and showing off. So

00:43:26 --> 00:43:28

some people, they do it to gain and

00:43:28 --> 00:43:30

some people they do it for something aesthetic

00:43:30 --> 00:43:32

or feeling. So I just want to

00:43:33 --> 00:43:34

show off.

00:43:34 --> 00:43:35

I want my

00:43:36 --> 00:43:38

likes and views to go up.

00:43:39 --> 00:43:41

I want people to comment

00:43:41 --> 00:43:43

and more comments, and that's all really I'm

00:43:43 --> 00:43:43

after.

00:43:44 --> 00:43:46

So there's no actual money, it can be

00:43:46 --> 00:43:49

later, but it's for fame and reputation.

00:43:50 --> 00:43:51

And some of the signs of these types

00:43:51 --> 00:43:53

of people are the ones who when, let's

00:43:53 --> 00:43:54

say, they go on social media and they

00:43:54 --> 00:43:55

say I want to do dawah.

00:43:56 --> 00:43:58

I want to say a hadith.

00:43:59 --> 00:44:01

I want to write a comment to help

00:44:01 --> 00:44:02

muslims and people and guide them to the

00:44:02 --> 00:44:03

deen.

00:44:03 --> 00:44:04

But really,

00:44:04 --> 00:44:06

Allah knows that my intention

00:44:07 --> 00:44:09

is really just to look good. I just

00:44:09 --> 00:44:11

want praise. One sign of that,

00:44:11 --> 00:44:14

you find that I'm constantly constantly going back

00:44:14 --> 00:44:16

to the comments to see what people

00:44:16 --> 00:44:18

are praising me with. And the only thing

00:44:18 --> 00:44:21

that makes me happy is praise. And the

00:44:21 --> 00:44:22

only thing that makes me upset

00:44:22 --> 00:44:24

is when somebody says something

00:44:24 --> 00:44:27

bad. And because my whole intention is really

00:44:27 --> 00:44:29

never for worship or dawah, it's really about

00:44:29 --> 00:44:30

people and me.

00:44:31 --> 00:44:33

It's been about me, myself and I. So

00:44:33 --> 00:44:35

these types of people have also lost their

00:44:35 --> 00:44:37

rewards, brothers and sisters. There is a 7th

00:44:37 --> 00:44:38

rank. The 7th rank is where it's the

00:44:38 --> 00:44:41

worst. Actions of worship and non worship solely

00:44:41 --> 00:44:42

for showing

00:44:42 --> 00:44:45

off, for worldly gain, and for sinful gain

00:44:45 --> 00:44:46

altogether. Everything.

00:44:47 --> 00:44:49

These are the worst types. All I'm doing

00:44:50 --> 00:44:50

is money,

00:44:51 --> 00:44:52

fame,

00:44:52 --> 00:44:53

and harang.

00:44:53 --> 00:44:54

Everything.

00:44:55 --> 00:44:57

Money, fame, and harang.

00:44:57 --> 00:44:58

And that's

00:44:58 --> 00:44:59

be careful.

00:45:00 --> 00:45:03

I believe the majority of the world is

00:45:03 --> 00:45:03

like that.

00:45:04 --> 00:45:05

Money, fame,

00:45:06 --> 00:45:07

and haram all at the same time.

00:45:08 --> 00:45:11

My brothers and sisters, something positive.

00:45:12 --> 00:45:12

Intentions

00:45:16 --> 00:45:18

are like this. The proper, peace be upon

00:45:18 --> 00:45:19

him, said,

00:45:20 --> 00:45:21

if a person

00:45:22 --> 00:45:24

intends to do something good

00:45:26 --> 00:45:26

and then

00:45:27 --> 00:45:28

does not do it,

00:45:29 --> 00:45:31

will get one

00:45:31 --> 00:45:32

hasana,

00:45:32 --> 00:45:34

one reward still.

00:45:35 --> 00:45:37

And if a person intended to do something

00:45:37 --> 00:45:38

good,

00:45:38 --> 00:45:40

then ended up doing it,

00:45:40 --> 00:45:44

we'll get a reward from 10 folds to

00:45:44 --> 00:45:44

700

00:45:45 --> 00:45:45

folds.

00:45:46 --> 00:45:48

Allah looks at what you deserve.

00:45:48 --> 00:45:49

Then he said,

00:45:49 --> 00:45:51

however, whoever intends

00:45:51 --> 00:45:53

to do something bad,

00:45:53 --> 00:45:54

sinful,

00:45:55 --> 00:45:57

and then they do it,

00:45:57 --> 00:45:59

it'll only be written as one

00:46:00 --> 00:46:01

bad date.

00:46:02 --> 00:46:05

It won't be folds of 10 to 700.

00:46:06 --> 00:46:08

But if they intended to do a sin

00:46:09 --> 00:46:11

and change their mind for the sake of

00:46:11 --> 00:46:11

Allah,

00:46:12 --> 00:46:14

it will be written as a good deed

00:46:14 --> 00:46:15

for that person.

00:46:16 --> 00:46:19

Do you understand these 4 areas? I intended

00:46:19 --> 00:46:20

and determined

00:46:21 --> 00:46:22

to do something good, but then I change

00:46:22 --> 00:46:23

my mind,

00:46:23 --> 00:46:25

I'll still get one good deed from Allah

00:46:25 --> 00:46:27

for the fact that I was determined to

00:46:27 --> 00:46:28

do it, but I just

00:46:28 --> 00:46:29

didn't.

00:46:29 --> 00:46:31

Number 2, if I do it, a good

00:46:31 --> 00:46:33

deed, I get from 10 up to 700

00:46:33 --> 00:46:36

rewards. Only Allah knows. Then if I intend

00:46:36 --> 00:46:37

to do a bad deed and I was

00:46:37 --> 00:46:39

determined, but then I did it,

00:46:39 --> 00:46:42

I'll get one has one sayyah, one bad

00:46:42 --> 00:46:44

deed. And then if I change my mind

00:46:44 --> 00:46:45

for the sake of Allah,

00:46:45 --> 00:46:47

I get one good deed for changing my

00:46:47 --> 00:46:50

mind for doing that bad deed. Okay. Question.

00:46:50 --> 00:46:52

What if I intended to do a good

00:46:52 --> 00:46:53

deed

00:46:55 --> 00:46:57

and then something out of my control stopped

00:46:57 --> 00:46:59

me and I didn't didn't get to do

00:46:59 --> 00:47:00

it?

00:47:01 --> 00:47:02

How what's the reward for that?

00:47:05 --> 00:47:05

The

00:47:06 --> 00:47:06

Hasana.

00:47:07 --> 00:47:07

One

00:47:08 --> 00:47:09

hasana or

00:47:09 --> 00:47:11

The attendant. Hands up if you think it's

00:47:11 --> 00:47:13

just one hasana. I intended to do a

00:47:13 --> 00:47:15

good deed and then something outside of my

00:47:15 --> 00:47:18

control stopped me. I couldn't do it.

00:47:19 --> 00:47:20

Hands up for 1 hassana.

00:47:21 --> 00:47:23

Hands up from 10 to 700 folds.

00:47:23 --> 00:47:24

Hands up for nothing.

00:47:25 --> 00:47:27

Oh, they're correct. Good. The hand lay you're

00:47:27 --> 00:47:29

listening. I'm I'm so worried about you because

00:47:29 --> 00:47:32

it can get draining. So, yes,

00:47:32 --> 00:47:34

actions are by their intentions.

00:47:34 --> 00:47:36

The action the nature of the action is

00:47:36 --> 00:47:39

good. The intention is great. You'll still get

00:47:39 --> 00:47:41

rewarded 10 to 700 because something stopped. I'll

00:47:41 --> 00:47:43

give you an example. It happened to me

00:47:43 --> 00:47:45

so I'll use my example. The other day,

00:47:45 --> 00:47:47

I was with my friend. We had some

00:47:47 --> 00:47:47

breakfast.

00:47:48 --> 00:47:49

He said, wallahi, I'm paying.

00:47:50 --> 00:47:52

Happens to you? Happens to everybody.

00:47:52 --> 00:47:54

Wallahi, I'm paying.

00:47:56 --> 00:47:57

I said, no no no no. He said

00:47:57 --> 00:47:59

wallahi, I'm paying. I go, okay. Okay. You're

00:47:59 --> 00:48:01

paying. Comes up, gets his card out.

00:48:02 --> 00:48:04

Card didn't work. Puts his hand in his

00:48:04 --> 00:48:05

pocket, no cash.

00:48:05 --> 00:48:07

No no, he's a sincere brother. I know.

00:48:07 --> 00:48:10

Some people, they act like that. No cash.

00:48:11 --> 00:48:12

Oh, the card blocked.

00:48:14 --> 00:48:16

This brother is very sincere, alhamdulillah.

00:48:17 --> 00:48:18

Allah,

00:48:18 --> 00:48:20

he got very embarrassed, so

00:48:21 --> 00:48:21

I paid.

00:48:23 --> 00:48:24

Does he still get the reward?

00:48:25 --> 00:48:27

10 to 700 folds? Yes, he does.

00:48:28 --> 00:48:30

Do I get rewarded insha'Allah?

00:48:31 --> 00:48:32

Depending on my

00:48:32 --> 00:48:33

intention.

00:48:34 --> 00:48:36

I may have paid because I thought,

00:48:38 --> 00:48:39

I've been asking this guy to lend me

00:48:39 --> 00:48:41

money for a long time. This is an

00:48:41 --> 00:48:43

opportunity. I'll pay, and then later I say,

00:48:43 --> 00:48:45

the money that I asked you for, remember

00:48:45 --> 00:48:47

the time I paid you?

00:48:47 --> 00:48:48

If I do that, my intention is wrong.

00:48:48 --> 00:48:50

Do I get rewarded if that if I

00:48:50 --> 00:48:52

have a if I'm just using him?

00:48:52 --> 00:48:54

There's a joke about zehi. Have you ever

00:48:54 --> 00:48:56

heard of zehi? Or in Turkish, they call

00:48:56 --> 00:48:56

him,

00:48:56 --> 00:48:57

hodja?

00:48:58 --> 00:49:00

Yeah? Is that hodja

00:49:00 --> 00:49:01

not something?

00:49:01 --> 00:49:03

Anyways, he does jokes. Right?

00:49:03 --> 00:49:05

It's a it's a traditional thing. So he

00:49:05 --> 00:49:07

had a neighbor and this neighbor will not

00:49:07 --> 00:49:10

do any good deed if there's no worldly

00:49:10 --> 00:49:11

gain for him. If he doesn't get anything

00:49:11 --> 00:49:13

out of it, he's not gonna do it.

00:49:13 --> 00:49:15

So one day, it was raining,

00:49:16 --> 00:49:17

and jihi or Khoja

00:49:18 --> 00:49:18

was

00:49:19 --> 00:49:20

running in the rain. He had no umbrella.

00:49:21 --> 00:49:22

And he hated the rain.

00:49:23 --> 00:49:24

So his neighbor sees him and he's got

00:49:24 --> 00:49:25

an umbrella

00:49:25 --> 00:49:27

and his neighbor is saying, Hojo, I hate

00:49:27 --> 00:49:29

the rain. Why does it have to rain?

00:49:29 --> 00:49:30

So he comes up, puts the umbrella over

00:49:30 --> 00:49:31

his head.

00:49:32 --> 00:49:33

When he got home, he says, thank you.

00:49:33 --> 00:49:36

Thank you. He said, SubhanAllah. Imagine how soaked

00:49:36 --> 00:49:37

you would be if I wasn't there with

00:49:37 --> 00:49:39

the umbrella. He goes, true. True.

00:49:40 --> 00:49:41

Next day, he sees his neighbor and says,

00:49:41 --> 00:49:44

hey, neighbor. Hojo, what do you reckon? Remember

00:49:44 --> 00:49:44

yesterday?

00:49:45 --> 00:49:47

Umbrella? Imagine what would have happened to you,

00:49:47 --> 00:49:48

man, if I wasn't there.

00:49:49 --> 00:49:51

3rd day comes along, he invites him. There's

00:49:51 --> 00:49:53

some people eating together in front of everybody.

00:49:53 --> 00:49:54

Their neighbor,

00:49:54 --> 00:49:56

Hojo Hojo. Tell him. Tell him about that

00:49:56 --> 00:49:58

last time. If I wasn't there, imagine what

00:49:58 --> 00:49:59

would have happened.

00:49:59 --> 00:50:01

Now, the guy's getting annoyed. He says, alright.

00:50:02 --> 00:50:04

What do you want, man? This he he

00:50:04 --> 00:50:05

he was an umbrella.

00:50:05 --> 00:50:07

So anyway, he kept on reminding him,

00:50:08 --> 00:50:10

one day, Hajar takes him

00:50:11 --> 00:50:12

to a river. He goes, where are you

00:50:12 --> 00:50:14

taking me? He goes, just come with me,

00:50:14 --> 00:50:16

come with me. Goes to the river and

00:50:16 --> 00:50:18

he goes, wait right there. He looks at

00:50:18 --> 00:50:20

him and he goes, and he jumps into

00:50:20 --> 00:50:21

the river and comes out the other side

00:50:21 --> 00:50:23

all soaked. He goes, remember the other day

00:50:23 --> 00:50:25

when I was was raining and you had

00:50:25 --> 00:50:27

the umbrella and you keep asking me, imagine

00:50:27 --> 00:50:29

what would have happened to me? Not more

00:50:29 --> 00:50:31

than this. There. Now stop mentioning it. I'm

00:50:31 --> 00:50:33

all soaked already. That's all that would have

00:50:33 --> 00:50:35

happened to me. You might call it a

00:50:35 --> 00:50:38

dad joke. Fine. Go for it. But the

00:50:38 --> 00:50:39

point of the matter is that

00:50:40 --> 00:50:41

some people, they just do it for a

00:50:41 --> 00:50:43

gain, reputation or fame.

00:50:44 --> 00:50:45

Tell you, what if a person

00:50:46 --> 00:50:48

was going to do a bad deed?

00:50:50 --> 00:50:51

They intended

00:50:51 --> 00:50:53

and they planned to do it.

00:50:54 --> 00:50:55

And then

00:50:56 --> 00:50:58

something happened outside of their control

00:50:58 --> 00:50:59

and they couldn't

00:51:00 --> 00:51:02

execute the bad beat.

00:51:02 --> 00:51:04

Do they get a sin?

00:51:05 --> 00:51:06

Or do they get nothing?

00:51:06 --> 00:51:09

Or do they get one good deed because

00:51:09 --> 00:51:10

they didn't end up doing it?

00:51:11 --> 00:51:13

Hands up for those who say they get

00:51:13 --> 00:51:15

a good deed because they didn't end up

00:51:15 --> 00:51:15

doing it.

00:51:17 --> 00:51:18

You like the way I say it, Yeah.

00:51:18 --> 00:51:21

They didn't end up doing it. Yeah. Next

00:51:21 --> 00:51:23

one, what if they get a sin?

00:51:25 --> 00:51:27

Anyone? They'll still get the sin?

00:51:27 --> 00:51:28

Number 3,

00:51:29 --> 00:51:31

Carlos. He was saved, neutral, won't get a

00:51:31 --> 00:51:34

good deed or a sin. God saved him.

00:51:35 --> 00:51:37

See how I trick you? He didn't decide

00:51:37 --> 00:51:38

not to go out or something.

00:51:39 --> 00:51:41

Correct. He didn't decide not to do it.

00:51:41 --> 00:51:42

Something stopped him. He still wanted to do

00:51:42 --> 00:51:43

it.

00:51:44 --> 00:51:46

Alright. The correct answer is he still gets

00:51:46 --> 00:51:47

the sin.

00:51:48 --> 00:51:51

Why? Because what brother said, he didn't stop.

00:51:51 --> 00:51:53

He still has the intention.

00:51:54 --> 00:51:56

He's probably swearing that he couldn't do it.

00:51:57 --> 00:51:59

Right? Still gets the sin.

00:52:00 --> 00:52:02

But what if that person later on looks

00:52:02 --> 00:52:04

and thinks, subhanAllah, you know what? This is

00:52:04 --> 00:52:06

a wake up call for me. Allah brought

00:52:06 --> 00:52:08

this around. I couldn't do it. And, alhamdulillah,

00:52:08 --> 00:52:09

it stopped. Stuff for all of them, man.

00:52:09 --> 00:52:11

I shouldn't have had that intention. Would they

00:52:11 --> 00:52:12

get a good deed?

00:52:13 --> 00:52:15

Yes. Now with the because the intention has

00:52:15 --> 00:52:15

changed.

00:52:17 --> 00:52:18

You understand?

00:52:19 --> 00:52:21

I got another example for you.

00:52:22 --> 00:52:24

Let's say you saw someone

00:52:25 --> 00:52:27

who is rich and famous

00:52:28 --> 00:52:30

and they get to go to casinos,

00:52:31 --> 00:52:33

and they get to go to great

00:52:33 --> 00:52:35

parties in the most expensive places

00:52:36 --> 00:52:37

and so on

00:52:37 --> 00:52:38

in all the haram

00:52:39 --> 00:52:40

environments because they got money

00:52:41 --> 00:52:42

and fame.

00:52:42 --> 00:52:44

And you don't have

00:52:44 --> 00:52:46

the ability to do that. And then you

00:52:46 --> 00:52:47

say to yourself, men,

00:52:48 --> 00:52:50

I wish I had fame and fortune like

00:52:50 --> 00:52:52

that guy so that I can go and

00:52:52 --> 00:52:54

have fun the same way he has fun,

00:52:54 --> 00:52:55

but I don't have it.

00:52:57 --> 00:52:58

Does he get sent

00:53:00 --> 00:53:01

for that

00:53:01 --> 00:53:03

or no sin or nothing?

00:53:05 --> 00:53:05

Sinned.

00:53:06 --> 00:53:07

Guess what?

00:53:08 --> 00:53:09

Gets sinned.

00:53:11 --> 00:53:12

And this is actually in the hadith of

00:53:12 --> 00:53:14

the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa

00:53:15 --> 00:53:16

sallam. He said,

00:53:17 --> 00:53:18

a person who says,

00:53:20 --> 00:53:22

if only I had what that person had,

00:53:22 --> 00:53:24

I would do the haram that that person

00:53:24 --> 00:53:24

does

00:53:25 --> 00:53:27

even if they're poor.

00:53:28 --> 00:53:31

Rasool alaihi wasallam said, faqila, whom as salah.

00:53:31 --> 00:53:31

Hadid

00:53:32 --> 00:53:34

is also in Sahih Muslim and Bukhari says,

00:53:34 --> 00:53:36

kila, whom as salah,

00:53:36 --> 00:53:37

they are equal.

00:53:38 --> 00:53:39

They have another one.

00:53:40 --> 00:53:42

A person wanted to kill

00:53:42 --> 00:53:43

another

00:53:44 --> 00:53:45

innocent life.

00:53:46 --> 00:53:48

But that innocent life

00:53:49 --> 00:53:51

also intended to kill

00:53:51 --> 00:53:53

that other person. Let's not use the word

00:53:53 --> 00:53:53

innocent.

00:53:54 --> 00:53:55

2 people,

00:53:58 --> 00:54:00

one wanted to kill this person, this person

00:54:00 --> 00:54:02

wanted to kill that person. Both of them

00:54:02 --> 00:54:03

had the intention.

00:54:05 --> 00:54:07

And then one of them got killed, the

00:54:07 --> 00:54:08

other one survived.

00:54:11 --> 00:54:12

Who's the sin on?

00:54:13 --> 00:54:15

Both. Both. Mister Hadith the prophet

00:54:16 --> 00:54:17

he says, alqatulawalbaqtulu

00:54:18 --> 00:54:19

finar.

00:54:19 --> 00:54:21

The one who killed the one that got

00:54:21 --> 00:54:22

killed zenafai. Why?

00:54:23 --> 00:54:24

If the other one had the chance, he

00:54:24 --> 00:54:25

was gonna kill him too.

00:54:26 --> 00:54:27

So it comes down to the intention.

00:54:29 --> 00:54:31

Alright. I've got another question for you.

00:54:32 --> 00:54:33

Let's say my intention

00:54:34 --> 00:54:35

is to one day

00:54:36 --> 00:54:37

let's say I don't pray.

00:54:38 --> 00:54:39

God forbid.

00:54:39 --> 00:54:41

And I say, man, I really want to

00:54:41 --> 00:54:41

pray.

00:54:42 --> 00:54:44

I really want to get better. And, insha'Allah,

00:54:44 --> 00:54:47

I will. And I really have the intention

00:54:47 --> 00:54:49

and I really have the determination,

00:54:49 --> 00:54:50

but I still haven't.

00:54:51 --> 00:54:53

And let's say something compulsory.

00:54:53 --> 00:54:55

I've gotta pray my 5 daily prayers. I've

00:54:55 --> 00:54:57

got to start being honest in my trade.

00:54:57 --> 00:54:59

I've got to stop doing a certain major

00:54:59 --> 00:55:00

sin. And I say,

00:55:01 --> 00:55:03

I I I have the intention. I want

00:55:03 --> 00:55:03

to.

00:55:05 --> 00:55:06

According to this hadith, rasul sallahu alaihi wa

00:55:06 --> 00:55:10

sallam says whoever intends and determines and then

00:55:10 --> 00:55:11

doesn't do it will still get one good

00:55:11 --> 00:55:12

deed.

00:55:12 --> 00:55:14

What about this case? What if it's something

00:55:14 --> 00:55:15

that's compulsory

00:55:16 --> 00:55:18

that Allah commanded me to do and I

00:55:18 --> 00:55:19

have the intention

00:55:20 --> 00:55:21

but I still don't do it, will I

00:55:21 --> 00:55:23

still get that one good deed because I

00:55:23 --> 00:55:24

had the intention?

00:55:26 --> 00:55:28

Yes. Hands up, yes.

00:55:28 --> 00:55:29

Hands up, no.

00:55:31 --> 00:55:33

The answer is no.

00:55:34 --> 00:55:34

No.

00:55:35 --> 00:55:38

The hadith is talking about any voluntary good

00:55:38 --> 00:55:38

deed,

00:55:39 --> 00:55:41

not the commanded good deeds,

00:55:41 --> 00:55:43

not the compulsory ones.

00:55:44 --> 00:55:47

But if I do the compulsory ones, it's

00:55:47 --> 00:55:50

more reward than all the voluntary deeds. Because

00:55:50 --> 00:55:52

nothing more beloved to Allah than the things

00:55:52 --> 00:55:53

you make compulsory.

00:55:54 --> 00:55:55

If I say

00:55:56 --> 00:55:58

if I'm a woman and I say I

00:55:58 --> 00:56:00

know I have to be dressing better and

00:56:00 --> 00:56:02

properly, I know that hijab is a must,

00:56:02 --> 00:56:04

I know Allah said so, And I really

00:56:04 --> 00:56:06

have the intention. I love Allah. I love

00:56:06 --> 00:56:07

his messenger.

00:56:07 --> 00:56:09

But I'm not doing it.

00:56:10 --> 00:56:12

Am I gonna get rewarded for that?

00:56:14 --> 00:56:16

No. No. Because Allah commanded it.

00:56:18 --> 00:56:20

Ta'yib, I don't pray. I'm not fasting, but

00:56:20 --> 00:56:21

I want to fast. I'm not wearing hijab,

00:56:21 --> 00:56:23

but I want to wear the hijab. I

00:56:23 --> 00:56:24

want to deal in halal, but I'm still

00:56:24 --> 00:56:26

dealing in haram, and so on and so

00:56:26 --> 00:56:27

on and so on.

00:56:27 --> 00:56:28

Am I sinned?

00:56:29 --> 00:56:31

I'm still sinned even though I have the

00:56:31 --> 00:56:32

intention.

00:56:32 --> 00:56:35

Why? Because the nature of my action is

00:56:35 --> 00:56:35

wrong.

00:56:36 --> 00:56:38

It's a compulsory act and that one's a

00:56:38 --> 00:56:39

major sin.

00:56:40 --> 00:56:41

So it's talking about

00:56:41 --> 00:56:43

voluntary everyday good deeds

00:56:45 --> 00:56:46

and everyday

00:56:46 --> 00:56:47

sins

00:56:47 --> 00:56:50

that I'm not doing yet. But if I'm

00:56:50 --> 00:56:51

doing them and my intention is to stop

00:56:51 --> 00:56:53

them, I'm still gonna get sinned.

00:56:54 --> 00:56:56

Now, of course, someone with the intention

00:56:57 --> 00:57:00

is better off than someone who doesn't have

00:57:00 --> 00:57:01

the intention at all,

00:57:02 --> 00:57:03

so it's not all

00:57:03 --> 00:57:04

gloom and doom.

00:57:05 --> 00:57:06

Having the intention

00:57:07 --> 00:57:09

and really wanting to

00:57:09 --> 00:57:10

is a good thing,

00:57:11 --> 00:57:12

but

00:57:12 --> 00:57:14

you're still stuck in the sin.

00:57:15 --> 00:57:17

You're not getting rewarded yet.

00:57:17 --> 00:57:19

But it is less

00:57:20 --> 00:57:21

it is a less

00:57:21 --> 00:57:24

bad situation, less sinful than someone who never

00:57:24 --> 00:57:25

intends.

00:57:26 --> 00:57:28

That's a big thing. Someone who never intends,

00:57:28 --> 00:57:30

never says I am never gonna get better.

00:57:31 --> 00:57:32

And then there are those who intend and

00:57:33 --> 00:57:34

then they can't do it straight away, so

00:57:34 --> 00:57:35

they take it step by step. They say,

00:57:35 --> 00:57:36

look, you know what? I can't do the

00:57:36 --> 00:57:38

whole 5 daily prayers. I'll do 2. I'll

00:57:38 --> 00:57:40

do 3. Okay. That's better than the person

00:57:40 --> 00:57:42

who does only 1, but still,

00:57:42 --> 00:57:44

you're going to be accountable for the other

00:57:44 --> 00:57:45

2 and so on.

00:57:46 --> 00:57:48

Do you understand, brothers and sisters? It's the

00:57:48 --> 00:57:50

matter is, subhanallah, to a large jobs, our

00:57:50 --> 00:57:52

intentions, our actions, our abilities.

00:57:54 --> 00:57:56

My brothers and sisters, the last thing I

00:57:56 --> 00:57:58

want to talk about today before we finish

00:57:58 --> 00:57:59

and go to your questions

00:58:00 --> 00:58:02

is something really good about this whole intention

00:58:02 --> 00:58:03

thing.

00:58:07 --> 00:58:08

Some people have asked me,

00:58:11 --> 00:58:12

if I wanna do an act

00:58:13 --> 00:58:15

that is pleasing to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala,

00:58:17 --> 00:58:17

but

00:58:18 --> 00:58:19

I would also

00:58:20 --> 00:58:21

like to earn money

00:58:21 --> 00:58:22

by doing it.

00:58:24 --> 00:58:27

Does that make me sinful or make my

00:58:27 --> 00:58:27

action

00:58:29 --> 00:58:30

of worship void?

00:58:31 --> 00:58:32

Before you answer it, let me just get

00:58:32 --> 00:58:33

one thing out of the way.

00:58:34 --> 00:58:36

Any act of worship that is commanded

00:58:37 --> 00:58:38

upon everybody

00:58:39 --> 00:58:39

to do,

00:58:40 --> 00:58:42

every Muslim, such as the 5 daily prayers,

00:58:43 --> 00:58:45

the fasting, the Hajj,

00:58:45 --> 00:58:46

the hijab,

00:58:47 --> 00:58:48

the,

00:58:48 --> 00:58:50

zakat, all of that,

00:58:51 --> 00:58:53

no one is permitted

00:58:53 --> 00:58:56

to do it for any gain whatsoever

00:58:57 --> 00:58:59

except solely for the sake of Allah let's

00:58:59 --> 00:59:00

get that out of the way anybody who

00:59:00 --> 00:59:01

mixes is shirk

00:59:02 --> 00:59:04

The rest of the good deeds that are

00:59:04 --> 00:59:06

pleasing to Allah, but only some people can

00:59:06 --> 00:59:08

do them and others can't,

00:59:08 --> 00:59:09

can I get

00:59:10 --> 00:59:12

money for it? For example,

00:59:13 --> 00:59:14

if I want to be an imam of

00:59:14 --> 00:59:15

a mosque,

00:59:16 --> 00:59:18

to pray imams and lead the 5 daily

00:59:18 --> 00:59:19

prayers or some prayers

00:59:20 --> 00:59:20

and

00:59:21 --> 00:59:23

to lead the khutba and other work that

00:59:23 --> 00:59:24

the imam does.

00:59:25 --> 00:59:26

Is this for everybody?

00:59:27 --> 00:59:29

No. Only certain people. Okay. That's one example.

00:59:29 --> 00:59:30

Another example,

00:59:30 --> 00:59:33

if I want to teach the Quran

00:59:34 --> 00:59:35

to people,

00:59:35 --> 00:59:36

students,

00:59:36 --> 00:59:36

and

00:59:37 --> 00:59:39

I want to get paid for it,

00:59:39 --> 00:59:40

can everybody do it?

00:59:41 --> 00:59:43

Not everybody. No. No. It's not compulsory upon

00:59:43 --> 00:59:45

everybody to teach the Quran. Not everybody can

00:59:45 --> 00:59:46

do it, some people can do it. But

00:59:46 --> 00:59:47

they say I would like to be paid

00:59:47 --> 00:59:48

to teach the Quran.

00:59:49 --> 00:59:51

Or I would like to be paid in

00:59:51 --> 00:59:53

order to teach Islamic studies.

00:59:53 --> 00:59:55

Or I want to be paid in order

00:59:55 --> 00:59:56

to give

00:59:56 --> 00:59:57

a lecture

00:59:58 --> 01:00:00

on stage or I would like to be

01:00:00 --> 01:00:01

paid

01:00:01 --> 01:00:02

in order to,

01:00:03 --> 01:00:05

give a ruku.

01:00:05 --> 01:00:07

In a ruku, spiritual healing, you recite quran

01:00:07 --> 01:00:09

for someone who is sick or ill.

01:00:10 --> 01:00:10

Or

01:00:11 --> 01:00:12

I get paid

01:00:13 --> 01:00:13

to do Hajj

01:00:15 --> 01:00:17

or I do Hajj, I get paid to

01:00:17 --> 01:00:18

do Hajj.

01:00:18 --> 01:00:20

All these actions,

01:00:23 --> 01:00:25

actually, the Hajj 1, I'll I'll I'll fix

01:00:25 --> 01:00:26

it up.

01:00:26 --> 01:00:27

I

01:00:28 --> 01:00:30

I've already done my Hajj, but I wanna

01:00:30 --> 01:00:33

do Hajj for someone else, but, you know,

01:00:33 --> 01:00:35

pay me for my efforts of going to

01:00:35 --> 01:00:36

Hajj.

01:00:36 --> 01:00:39

All these actions that I just mentioned,

01:00:40 --> 01:00:42

do you think they void

01:00:42 --> 01:00:44

the act of worship there?

01:00:44 --> 01:00:46

Or is it permissible

01:00:46 --> 01:00:47

to earn money for it?

01:00:48 --> 01:00:50

Hands up if you think it's not permissible.

01:00:52 --> 01:00:53

Hands up if you think it is permissible.

01:00:53 --> 01:00:54

Hands up if you don't know.

01:00:55 --> 01:00:57

Okay. Good. Whoever says I don't know has

01:00:57 --> 01:00:58

given a fatwa.

01:00:59 --> 01:00:59

So obviously,

01:01:00 --> 01:01:02

there is a slight difference of opinion on

01:01:02 --> 01:01:03

some of them among the scholars but the

01:01:03 --> 01:01:04

majority and the correct

01:01:05 --> 01:01:07

view is that you can. It's permissible.

01:01:07 --> 01:01:10

However, they made a formula. This is the

01:01:10 --> 01:01:10

formula.

01:01:11 --> 01:01:13

They said and learn this principle, brothers and

01:01:13 --> 01:01:14

sisters.

01:01:18 --> 01:01:19

And

01:01:24 --> 01:01:26

And for those of you who know Arabic,

01:01:31 --> 01:01:32

Whoever

01:01:32 --> 01:01:34

goes to Hajj in order

01:01:34 --> 01:01:37

to get paid is not allowed. But whoever

01:01:37 --> 01:01:39

gets paid in order to go to Hajj,

01:01:39 --> 01:01:41

it is allowed. So it comes down to

01:01:41 --> 01:01:42

the intention.

01:01:42 --> 01:01:44

So, if I'm teaching Quran

01:01:45 --> 01:01:47

and I need to be paid for my

01:01:47 --> 01:01:48

time in order to teach the Quran,

01:01:50 --> 01:01:51

then it's halal.

01:01:51 --> 01:01:53

If I wanna be the imam of a

01:01:53 --> 01:01:54

mosque and I get paid in order to

01:01:54 --> 01:01:56

make myself available and come and pray at

01:01:56 --> 01:01:58

the mosque imam and so on, then it's

01:01:58 --> 01:01:59

allowed.

01:01:59 --> 01:02:01

If I want to get paid in order

01:02:01 --> 01:02:03

to give ruku, I'm allowed. And here is

01:02:03 --> 01:02:05

some evidence. The hadith is in Sahih al

01:02:05 --> 01:02:06

Bukhari 5737.

01:02:07 --> 01:02:09

There was a group of companions who went,

01:02:10 --> 01:02:12

along the way and they arrived at a

01:02:12 --> 01:02:14

tribe and they were bad to them and

01:02:14 --> 01:02:15

they said to them, give us some food

01:02:15 --> 01:02:17

or whatever. And they said

01:02:17 --> 01:02:19

no. And then their chief became he got

01:02:19 --> 01:02:21

stung by a scorpion or a snake.

01:02:22 --> 01:02:23

And they said to them, do you have

01:02:23 --> 01:02:25

any kind of spiritual medication? So they gave

01:02:25 --> 01:02:28

him medication, of course, and they also,

01:02:28 --> 01:02:31

believed in a spiritual healing. And we know

01:02:31 --> 01:02:33

that in Islam, there is ruku. You give

01:02:33 --> 01:02:34

medication, you say, bismillah,

01:02:35 --> 01:02:37

Allahumma tashafi lashifa illashifa'uqshifa'anayuwadirussakama

01:02:39 --> 01:02:40

or you recite al fatiha.

01:02:40 --> 01:02:42

So they said to these companions,

01:02:42 --> 01:02:43

do you have

01:02:43 --> 01:02:46

any among you who knows any ruku spiritual

01:02:46 --> 01:02:47

healing prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam taught you?

01:02:47 --> 01:02:50

And then the companion, his name was Sayedim,

01:02:50 --> 01:02:53

Abba Sayedim Khudri radiAllahu anhu. He said, you

01:02:53 --> 01:02:55

guys treated us bad. So we're not gonna

01:02:55 --> 01:02:57

give you a ruku unless you pay us

01:02:57 --> 01:02:58

for it.

01:02:59 --> 01:03:01

So they said, alright. So he recited al

01:03:01 --> 01:03:02

fatiha

01:03:02 --> 01:03:04

along with the medication for that chief and

01:03:04 --> 01:03:06

the chief became better

01:03:06 --> 01:03:08

after a few days. And what they did

01:03:08 --> 01:03:10

was they gave him a flock of sheep.

01:03:11 --> 01:03:13

So they said, okay. We'll take it with

01:03:13 --> 01:03:14

us but we're not going to accept it.

01:03:14 --> 01:03:16

We might return it until we ask the

01:03:16 --> 01:03:18

messenger sallallahu alaihi wa sallam this is allowed.

01:03:18 --> 01:03:19

So they went back and some of the

01:03:19 --> 01:03:21

companions said to him, You have a sahil

01:03:21 --> 01:03:23

Khudri, you took this reward for Quran. It's

01:03:23 --> 01:03:26

haram, you know, taking money for Quran.

01:03:26 --> 01:03:28

So they went to the prophet salaam and

01:03:28 --> 01:03:30

they said to them what happened. And he

01:03:30 --> 01:03:31

said to them,

01:03:32 --> 01:03:33

subhanallah,

01:03:33 --> 01:03:35

how did you know that Surat An Fatiha

01:03:35 --> 01:03:36

is a ruckyah?

01:03:37 --> 01:03:38

Take the flock of sheep

01:03:38 --> 01:03:40

and I'll also take some of it from

01:03:40 --> 01:03:41

you. What does it mean to take some

01:03:41 --> 01:03:43

of it? In order to prove to them

01:03:43 --> 01:03:44

that even if the Rasool salahu alaihi wa

01:03:44 --> 01:03:45

sallam took from it, then it is halal.

01:03:46 --> 01:03:48

In another version, he said, you are most

01:03:48 --> 01:03:51

entitled to take wages from doing a ruku

01:03:51 --> 01:03:53

with Allah's book

01:03:54 --> 01:03:56

And the best type of so some people,

01:03:56 --> 01:03:58

they can do any other job. But they

01:03:58 --> 01:04:00

choose to do a job that is beneficial

01:04:00 --> 01:04:01

and rewarding

01:04:01 --> 01:04:02

religiously

01:04:03 --> 01:04:03

for people

01:04:04 --> 01:04:05

then

01:04:05 --> 01:04:08

Allah rewards these people for choosing that job.

01:04:08 --> 01:04:09

Not the other way around.

01:04:10 --> 01:04:12

I've heard some people say oh it's haram,

01:04:12 --> 01:04:14

it's impermissible' no it's not, no it's not,

01:04:14 --> 01:04:16

so long as the intention is right.

01:04:18 --> 01:04:20

To benefit people with the Quran and earn

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money in order to continue it.

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May Allah reward

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you my brothers and sisters and I apologize

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for taking too long.

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Insha'Allah, next week, we're gonna move on to

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the next,

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hadith. Of course, we'll share with you the

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topic. Insha'Allah, it will be the topic

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of

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repentance.

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