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Salatu was Salam and out of Sunni and Karim,
Allah and he was happy for many standing up recently to Medina
offers due to a lot and a lot of Peace and blessings in his last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
and then all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.
on that theme,
which has to do with death.
he spoke about
why people feared death,
when death is something which is inevitable,
and he basically encouraged us to reflect on death, and to prepare ourselves for that, because the main reason why we fear it, because we don't know what is to come.
However, Allah has informed us what is to come.
And in this would love basically he expanded on what is to come.
If a person
he either meets one of two situations,
which is a terrible and
or one, which is a beautiful and pleasurable and it's either one or the other. When a person dies.
So the amount began
by looking at the case of those who disbelieve in this life,
those who have rejected faith,
or those who reject it. In fact,
this includes even those people
who refer to themselves as Muslims may have Muslims written on their documents.
But in fact, they are not. Because Islam is not a name.
That is tied title.
It is a way of life.
So all those who reject the way of life of Islam,
they will have a terrible end.
A terrible life in this life, as well as in the next.
And he quoted the verse in the Quran, in which a lot of Allah said, from an Arab and decrease in the lahoma issues and bunker, that is, whoever
goes away from my remembrance.
who turns away from the remembrance of Allah will have
a wretched life.
That wretched life may not be apparent to us.
We see people
who are apparently disbelievers, they have tasted soap, but their life seems to be a pleasurable life.
The super rich
what seems to be very comfortable life wherever we are. The super rich are not just in America, are here in Saudi Arabia or England, Europe, etc. The super rich are everywhere. They're there in Philippines. In spite of the low state of the economy in Philippines, you have people there who are super rich
Living in Tallinn.
And they seem to live a very pleasurable life.
And everybody else wishes that they could have lived like their life.
when you actually go into their life
what you find in there is wretchedness.
They live wretched life, spiritually.
They're never satisfied with what they have.
They're always worried about people trying to steal what they have.
There's infighting going on constantly turmoil within the family.
It's not a pleasurable life.
There are pleasures in it. Just as there will be pleasure in the poorest person's life.
person who seems to have nothing,
that person will still find pleasures within his life.
the pleasure which a person finds within his life in spite of his economic state, which comes from contentment with a law
believes in a law which gives him a state of contentment, where he can accept a law of destiny,
and live in accordance,
that contentment and peace of heart that he finds
can never be bought.
All the riches of the earth cannot buy.
So those people who appear to be
living such pleasurable life, in fact, the lives informed us, their lives are quite wretched. And from time to time,
if you follow the newspapers, etc, when they are talking about the lives of certain people, you'll find
some information is leaked out about the trials and tribulations that they face within the family.
But when they die,
those who have turned away from the remembrance of Allah when such died, it is even more terrible.
The wretchedness of this life is nothing in comparison to the wretchedness of the next.
When that person dies,
the soul is torn out of the body
is torn out, painful extraction, the angel of death was thrown out of an when the soul is coming out into Sunday, which is painful, torture is
not an easy death.
we see people who may be the worst of creation, they seem to die easily. Hitler, according to what reports we have, we put a gun to his head, blew his head off, and there was all over spite of all that he did before another
the death seems to be quick and simple. Or somebody might even die, this lever in front of you see them dying, maybe they die with with what appears to be even a smile on their face.
However, again, what we're talking about is something which is beyond our vision.
This is why a law, to the Koran through the statements of the problems by Salaam, informed us of these things, because these are things that we can perceive.
We're only seeing the physical, we don't know what is going on, on the spiritual plane. So what we're talking about here is what is happening to this person, on a spiritual plane, in a plane, which is beyond our vision.
That person, so is extracted in the most painful image imaginable manner.
The what is is extracted.
will take it up to the heavens.
And those angels who extract it find it to be something which is so filthy. And so think that they can hardly hardly want to hold it. They carry it up to the heavens.
And they enjoy that they come across on the way
all ask them what is this terrible smelling? Evil
smell and they will refer to as the solid thoughts.
And it will be taken up
to the first of the heavens
to the door which opens into the heavens.
And the Guardian will question again about the soul. What is it
and they will Angel report that this is the soul of Toronto and the doors will not open for that soul
and it will be kept back down to the earth.
And the amount of portraits of verses from the Quran which you know referred to a lot describing disbelievers that they will fall from the sky You know, like
terrible fashion. This soul will fall back from the sky thrown down back into the body again
and at that point
two angels will come to
two very fearful angels known as one cub, and mature and they will the soul
was your Lord?
The soul would answer, I don't know.
What is your religion? will answer, I don't know.
And was your profit wonder was 75
to be incapable of
not that that individual did not in this life hear
about the religion of Islam,
the religion of Allah
or about the topic
or about the law,
that person may very well have heard all these things. However, at that time, they will be incapable of giving the right answer.
And this is part of the degradation.
calamities which will be which befall the person who dies, from the time that the soul is extracted,
it will know inside itself but it's set up it isn't capable of and because he's incapable of saying then things are getting worse and worse for it, but it cannot change that
process which has begun.
At that point, the command will be given
that that goal
should get for it spread for it's a bedding of fire.
And this will be us in fire
and the door or window
opening on the Hellfire will open.
And the scorching wind from that Hellfire will be passing over that body. That's all
and it will stay in that state
until the point of resurrection,
wireless is in that state
a filthy, stinking evil figure will approach it
and the song was up
And it will say
I am your evil deeds.
And at this point the disbelievers
they wish that they never
that they were done
these who had everything of this life
wishing they had more.
And the next wish
that they never even came into existence.
They will be surrounded
when they are gathered
for the judgment
there will be unchained
as a further means of degradation, others will see them they will be raised up to the others and they will be chained up
like a person
You know what is coming. And everything that you do is just bringing you a step closer to that point. You are to be executed, committed murder, and you know you're gonna be killed every step every minute, everything that you do now brings you closer and closer to that point. So these people from the time of death, see they're going through a series of fortress, a series of
of circumstances which just further increase their state of grief.
And they will be thrown into hell.
After judgment after seeing what they've done in this life.
They know where they deserve to go but Allah will show them all that they did
increase that type of grief.
And then how
they will be increased in size.
We know that Adam, according to what the problem
a huge figure.
And those going into health will be increased in size.
Similarly, on morsel
I didn't know
they will be burned,
from the outside to the inside,
they'll be burned
right up to their heart to the heart of burns when their hearts are burnt, then they're reformed again. And the process starts again, with a continual process.
And because of the heat, the intense heat of the fire, they will be overcome by an intense thirst.
When it gets very hot, you feel
naturally there because the heat of the fire there is beyond our comprehension, something which is unimaginable, then the thirst that the person feels in that state becomes even beyond anything we could comprehend.
But what they will get to drink
is the worst imaginable.
And of the drinks that they're given.
Cause the stomach to burn, boil,
boil in their stomach, and increase their thirst further, to the point where they will go and drink Fire.
Fire which would appear like lakes, they will drink it to try to remove that.
it's just increasing everything is directed.
And they will feel throughout this as if they're going to die as if death is overcoming them from all sides.
But they don't die.
They go through a point which law was like that, like they go out of existence, that whole process of dying, they go through it again. But then it starts all over again. So it's a continual portrait that they feel
and they will take the angels
to let them die.
But the angels are commanded that they be where they are forever.
And as I said, this is all information from the Koran and from the Sunnah,
informing us of things
which are in fact beyond our comprehension.
A law uses words,
the problem doesn't them use words.
But these words are only to try to give us something of an idea.
Just as if I tried to describe to you something you've never seen,
something you've never tasted,
I can only give you something of an idea, but the reality is, you can be sure will be far greater,
it will be far far greater.
On the other hand,
those who do good
based on righteous deeds,
whether they are male or female,
they will be given a good luck.
This is the promise of a law
in both this life and
in accordance with what they have done,
this is a lot.
This is why we said that
the righteous even though on the outside
they may appear to be in very
people may die in their families, disease, all these kind of things.
On the outside they may appear to be having difficult
on the inside,
a lot gives them
a certain state of contentment
which allows them to handle all the circumstance
all the circumstances of this life
A pleasure which comes from the faith in allowance is something which cannot be described.
thought about it as the sweetness of
whoever it is that
never go straight. When a person has understood this is why, when we hear about, for example, people being converted, from Islam to Christianity,
or Islam to
communism, slums, whatever
we can be tested. These people didn't know what Islam was.
Because when they first taste the sweetness of faith,
to go back to this belief, after having realized that faith,
would be like one to jump into a fire,
knowing what is going to be, the fire is going to be like, you know what, what fire is like in this life is to go and indeed, on the stove and get such a burden for you to deliberately throw yourself into fire.
So those who are converted, in this fashion is the people who have not tasted the sweetness.
And this is all that we all should strive for. Strive to realize the sweetness of faith, to submit them to commit ourselves to allow
for that we feel inside of ourselves.
we feel not inside of ourselves
a sense of
reality, a sense of knowing what this life is about, which enables us to handle anything that we can be faced with in this life.
We realize the promise of Allah, that he does not burden any soul greater than it can be. And whatever difficulties we are faced with a law will take us to a time of ease.
Difficulty only improves
when the person tastes that reality of face,
then everything serves to increase
the good and all of it increases actually.
When such a person dies,
they are given glad tidings from the time of death.
And the amount quoted the verse in the Medina called robina. Last month Docomo settlers melodica
the those who
say that align their Lord and do right
come down on them
and give them glad tidings, what is to come,
their soul will leave the bodies
like water dropping
from a water skin or like from a glass just pours.
They will be when the soul comes out they will be wrapped in
from Paradise, there will be taken up the soul.
And the sweetness
of the smell will attract the angels they will be asking what is this beautiful smell and they will dance and the angels were taking them up. Taking up the soul will say to so and so.
And at the frog heaven the doors will open. The angels will welcome them in welcome beautiful
perfume, sweet smelling soul and through all the heavens up to the seventh heaven, that soul will live.
And in the seventh heaven, Allah will command that soul record be recorded in what is known as MB.
The record of the righteous
And then the soul will be taken gently back down
to the body to continue the process to resurrection
the angels will come to it and get it out.
As it as the sole of the disbeliever,
who is your Lord? What is your religion, who is your profit, and of course, that all will have the right
and it will be further given class sizes.
And the command will be given for bedding from Paradise to be spread out,
it will be closed in the clothing from Paradise, and a window on fire that will be open, it will also be shown
in Hello window and hell will be open and they will see the place that would have been for them in health, had they not thinking the righteous mind. And that is not any form of punishment, but only to increase their happiness. Because when you see what what has happened to you,
and you know, you're not going to happen to you, of course, this makes you feel that much happier.
And that window I find that will be open and
who wins from it will be passing over that. So until the time of resurrection.
And at the time of resurrection, that's all greeted by Angel.
And it will come without fear.
The judgment will be easy.
Some of those will not even be judged.
Depending on the what they did in this life, they are amongst the marketers, etc. They'll be heading straight to paradise.
And, as promised, that's all we protected from all evil on that day. And that day of judgment
which is something which all of us should reflect on
how we are living
and how we will stand up on that day
when all of the deeds that we have done are laid out for us.
Are we prepared?
Let us not think
that because we are Muslim, because we have accepted Islam
that we are guaranteed at least in fact, no.
We have to work
we have to work for it. We have to make our commitments real
the perfume of Paradise
is something described as being
so strong, so beautiful,
that it could be smelled from 50 years journey away.
We'll be greeted those who are going to find that Chawla will be greeted phenomenally
and those guys were inspired to enter it in a state of eternal youth
10 of pearls will be for them so wide.
That it is like that of 60 miles. Something unimaginable for the firm is the little thing that we know. But in Paradise, they'll be
made out of pearls which will be hollowed in the inside. So why so large that it would be like 60 miles
and there will be trees
beyond our comprehension trees whose shade
is so expensive that you could travel for 100 years and still be under the shade.
which will have fruit some of which will have the name like the names that we know in this life is this life like grapes, pomegranates cetera, but the taste is like nothing of this life.
There will be rivers passing on to the earth of paradise.
rivers of water, Amani milk and a wine but not carrying any of the corruptive factors that exists. In this life. The rivers will be pure,
there will be nothing in it. No mystery is nothing to
will be pure.
Not mixed with anything else. The milk will be pure will not go back
The wine will be pure, this will not make us intoxicated.
And the dress that we will wear, will be with all of the best of this life, the goal the silver, brocade, silk, etc, all the things that in this life, Allah has commanded us
the gold and the silver,
which in this life is presented to us, that life is for us.
This life, these things have been prohibitive, so that we don't
spend all of our efforts
trying to gather around the things which we cannot take with
the materials of this life,
we tried to deal with what is necessary,
whatever wealth we gather, we tried to use it in a way which is going to benefit us in the next life.
Not as a means of ostentation, showing ourselves to be better and etc, than those people around
but using it, knowing that this is a gift from Allah.
And we have a duty to use this in a way which is pleasing to Allah.
So that we will earn from whatever we spend reward from a locked in the next slide.
And loads of Paradise
will be so happy.
laugh at those inhale.
As those in this life, laugh at the believers
in this life,
they laugh at the believers,
they scored them make fun of them.
And the next life
the believers will have the last laugh. As they say, he will laugh, laugh, laugh
and the problems.
I quoted a live thing that he prepares the entire day
for his righteous servants, what no i has ever seen.
Or any ear has heard
or any mind has thought.
So all that we're talking,
again, as I said, are only
to give us something of an idea
to encourage us to strike.
Because it is beyond our comprehension.
We don't really know what it is. But what we can be certain is that it is good.
That's the bottom line.
In this life, we like the good things.
And we don't like the evil things.
We try to avoid the evil
and collect the good.
We have to think
we have to think
in the next slide. The same thing.
Except it's not a question of collecting and avoiding anymore.
It's a question of receiving,
you receive good in the next slide. Would you like this life if you have done good in this life.
But doing good
may involve doing some things we don't like. In fact, it may be involving many things we don't like.
And avoiding evil
may involve many things that we like
which are pleasurable.
So that's why we have to think in this life what we're doing, not just what is good and pleasurable to us.
We do we avoid what is good and what is evil and unpleasant.
What appears to us to be unpleasant, it is not as simple as that.
What is good is what a law has defined as good.
What Allah and His messenger. The Messenger of a mark came to convey to us the realities of good in this life
and to explain to us the reality
Have evil in the flesh.
So we have to follow that explanation. We have to follow
those clarification and choose what is pleasing to Allah. Not necessarily what is pleasing to us if it is pleasing to us and to 100 enough.
But if it's pleasing to Allah displeasing to us, we feel as
if we are to be blessed with the good of the next life.
So, we have to use our intelligence or intellect,
we have to know
what it is the law wants from us, we often understand the religion.
But enough to say, I'm a Muslim.
And I do what everybody else does. No, we have to understand what it is what this religion is.
So that we can do what a law requires of us.
So we must seek knowledge is why Prophet Mohammed
told us that the seeking of knowledge is compulsory for everyone.
Because if we don't seek knowledge, we won't know what it is Allah wants from us.
So we must
learn the religion properly.
Be very anxious, just like somebody tells you listen, I have a job for you.
If you learn this, or learn that, learn how to do this, I've got a very good job for you is paying
10,000 $15,000 a month, you're going to go to that first store, you can buy that book and start studying this thing.
You're going to be very, you know, anxious to try to get this job. You know,
But you are so anxious to do it
for something which you cannot take with you.
Yet, when somebody says,
read about Islam,
study the religion.
You can't find time to do it.
I'm working my work hours
too long. When I get home, I'm tired, I need to wash my clothes, I need to get some sleep, so I can get up in the next morning.
days, months, years go by
and your knowledge of Islam is not increasing.
So what happens, it means that you end up doing many things, which are displeasing to Allah,
So though you think that you are become a Muslim or that you are a Muslim, and you are going to paradise because you are doing some good things,
you are also doing so many other evil things, that these will override the good
and cause you to go to hell.
So the same way, that you will be so
concerned, so anxious,
to know what is going to improve the quality of your life in this life. You should be even more anxious to know what is going to give you a better life in the next which will be at everlasting
real faith which affects our actions.
When the doctor tells you take this medicine,
certain medicines that taste
what the doctor tells you take this medicine is going to get you there. Though your desire is against
you know maybe it makes you feel like you want to vomit, horrible smelling horrible tasting. But your intellect your intelligence tells you that you have to take this because you want to get better.
So you go ahead and you take it because you have faith in that doctor and in that medicine that it is going to get you better
What about faith in a lot
and then medicine Islam
If we don't do, if we don't take Islam completely
and do everything that we can,
then we really don't have faith in the law.
We know about a month
somebody asked you who is God, love,
But it's not fake.
It only becomes faith when the person accepts Islam or
this is what is in front of us,
either one or the other.
Either a life of pleasure
in this life externally,
with wretchedness internally
or in life, which involves difficulties externally, but
leading to either
with all of the torture steps to it,
or leading to paradise, with all of the pleasurable steps to it.
This is what is in front.
And we are
accepting Islam is the beginning of the step to paradise
shala I hope that we all will always give us the
accepting Islam sincerely from our hearts
and give us the reward for living in accordance with
the reward of paradise.
And the mom
before closing the football,
spoke of the trials that Muslims are facing in Bosnia, Somalia,
Bosnia where they're being slaughtered.
Somalia where they're starving to death.
who are facing terrible calamities in this life,
biolog Destiny are facing this calamity.
While a lot of destiny has put us in a situation where we are living
comfortably, relatively comfortably,
we have to reflect we have to give thanks to Allah
for what he has given us,
not by merely saying Alhamdulillah and carrying on but by sharing what we have.
With those who are law have destined not to have
Muslim brothers and sisters
who are dying are in need of our help.
And none of us
let an opportunity go by to give something of what we have to them.
There are funds
collected while today was collected at the end of the
night know the end of the salon by the doors. Of course there's nobody there now. But
we know wherever we go in the city, we will see boxes collecting money for bosnia or for Somalia, or Muslims in some needy place.
We should always try to give something
no matter how small
whatever we can afford, we should try to always give something and in doing that. That's how we give thanks, practically that's how we give thanks to a lot practically
so that covers basically the
information conveyed and hooked up
there any point
that anybody would like to add from the football, those brothers amongst us who
understand Arabic, and
heard the football if there's something which I missed, which you would like to add further information for
or sisters who don't are not able to understand the Arabic
If not any questions anybody would like to raise concerning the topic of the
people who say
and then punish them for
how we may answer, brother
how we may answer those who say that a law has
the evil person evil
and then punished him
which indicates injustice, and unfairness. However, a lot did not create man evil
created men with the ability to choose good or evil,
and gave him the ability to implement his choice.
If a law so wished,
when the person chooses to do evil,
he is punished for his choice.
This is why I fell in love. I said the deeds are judged by their intention.
When a person chooses, he is punished for his choice what his intent was not necessarily the product of the action, because you may choose to do something good. And your action may turn out to be evil to somebody.
Or you may choose to do evil, or your acting may turn out to be good to other people. So
a lot of judges you ultimately according to the choice
that you made, and he is bound in his grace, will also multiply the one that you get
for that good choice by rewarding you also for the product of your choice, which is by user.
And the other question
that is involved in dialogue,
you know, our brothers,
also, you know, who have recently come into Islam? Do you have any questions in the chat? Don't feel that your question is, maybe, you know, too simple or whatever, there's anything on your mind. You know, you have anything that you have not been clear, somebody has explained, it's not clear to you, or you've been reading and you just just don't quite understand.
Please feel free now.
was asked by a child if we will be old or young and tired.
Can you give an explanation of the age or something that would clarify this question? Well, you know, as the amendments in the woodburner department, I'm informed that people in paradise will be at the height of their youth. They will not be
in fact, this game or a circumstance where an old woman had come to the salon, and
I asked her whether, you know,
ask him sorry, whether she would identify that.
And he had told her No, no, no old women will be going into Friday. And he turned away with tears coming through our eyes, but you know, it was a joke he was making
rockets Illinois, you will enter you know, at the height of your youth. Not that because
You're old, you'll never go into finance but know a lot, those who are going to paradise will be at the height.
No matter what state they died in this life, you know, they will be at the highest and protection. I mean, if you are born with with only one foot or you're born without arms or whatever, it doesn't mean in fact that you're going to be there with our little, you will be perfect,
you will be entering perfection
paradise, and you will be perfectly suited for that part.
You will not grow old.
Women will not bear children.
There are no toilets.
because there'll be nothing to go in there. I mean, this is a whole different
brother mentioned reading in Riyadh follow him that when problems are seldom when on the male, not when he was really saw when he was taken up into the heaven, and he came across Prophet
And he saw with him children.
So he was asking whether this means that there will be children in paradise.
I cannot say that they're, you know, will or they won't, you know,
proper, as I mentioned, in terms in the general terms that people would be at the height of the
weather, there would also be some children for one reason or another.
is what the law shows.
it may not necessarily be a permanent situation, but just something of what may exist for a period of time. For example, we also know that the marchers
element form this is the markers, that they would go into paradise directly, and we'll be green birds flying around in part.
But this doesn't mean that they will remain a green bird flying around in paradise forever, this is a particular period of points.
Anyway, this is an area that
is very limited.
Ultimately, all we can say is a lot knows best.
we know about those who are going to paradise
and have done good in this life. And, you know, receive in the state of the grave in the interim period before the resurrection, they receive a pleasurable existence
as was described, and those going to hell similarly receive
a torment existence. Now, question of our brother is one of those people who are believers. However, their faith was not enough to
make them do enough righteous deeds to guarantee them straight to
there are in fact going to help.
And the problems SLM has described such people that there were people people would go to hell. And if a person has
in his heart,
a mustard seeds worth up face to face.
Then he will eventually come out of Thailand.
Sorry, come out of hell.
that may be after a long period of time.
And in fact, the last two were taken out.
rasa Lam described them as being burned to a crisp.
And they will come into paradise, and they will be known as the Jiminy you
but they will make it one of those people in the state of grace.
this was not explained by the province.
So, we cannot really say, you know, with clear authority, what would be their fate, except that
they are going to help.
And hell is a punishment that they are to receive
the standing for
logically, we can use
that process, which is taking them to Hell, I mean, because the interim period, when a person dies, like the process, ending for his resurrection into the NYC, we're going to need that, that process,
when it would seem to make sense that he would also be in the grave also tormented.
And especially when we consider some statements of problems, I sell them concerning some people who would be permitted in the grave,
because they didn't protect themselves from their urine.
Not because they were delivered, but because they did not take care of protecting themselves from the urine. And also, there were two cases right over to Greg was the second one
will lay back by the graves of some people in
person, you know, spreading rumors, you know, that they would be cemented in the grave further.
So, these people may have also been delivered,
you're being tormented unnecessarily for a big thing Biggie with their dump, but for some smaller evils which had piled up on them.
So, it does lend credence to the thought that perhaps that person also would receive the punishment of the grave gang is to help but in the end, it is the mercy of Allah, the grace of Allah, which takes him out of that situation and carries him to paradise.
I've got a question based on the the Quranic command,
not to be extravagant
what should be the lifestyle of the believer?
It should be one in which you're not extravagant.
But of course, extravagance may vary depending on
your own economic status.
See, what might be extravagant for you, you know, with a salary of 1003 hours a month
would not be considered extravagant for somebody who has a salary of 10,000 a month.
Okay. So extravagance
can be a relative thing.
But ultimately, what it is, is where you squander your wealth,
where you waste your money, your wealth,
on things, which are of no benefit to you in the next life.
This is really the bottom line of extravagance
there are people in need.
And you wait.
After gathering here, for example, weddings, you will see people coming out with huge trays of rice and meat and dumping it into the garbage.
This is extravagant
when there are people starving in Somalia.
That's rice, which is thrown in the garbage here. This is a
People are starving because of licensing.
Because the rights which should have gone there is not going there, or people are starting
to extravagance might be for you to buy four pairs of shoes, and you can only wear 110 shirts, and you can only wear five.
Not all of these extravagance can take many, many different forms, but basically it is wasted.
And this is what Satan commands. What Satan encourages us what Satan makes seem, seemingly, you know, beautiful to us.
To me in style,
this is one of the ways in which Satan draws us into extravagance,
new style comes out this year you got to buy, you want to be you want to be you know,
Because the clothes you wore last year, they didn't. They're not torn up, they're not damaged or anything, they're just out of
the way of the
money spent on holidays overseas.
Well, ultimately, as we spoke about a long time ago,
a Muslim doesn't have any vacation
and doesn't have any holidays.
He may travel a lot for us to travel the earth.
he still continues to do what a law
wherever he goes. He's conveying the message of Islam to the people around.
And he doesn't mean if he's spending money to go see the Taj Mahal and the Eiffel Tower it
costs to go traveling for these purposes, this is extravagant.
But wherever you travel, whatever he does, with his spare time, it should be things which are pleasing to Allah.
If what he does is pleasing to a mother and he's not except
but the idea of vacation and holiday. This is a Western
We're working is slavery, like slavery, you know,
and you must have a break, you have a break, because even the idea of the weekend
you know, the weekend after you work people like slaves, you have to give them a day to rest recuperate so they can work again for another week like sleep.
And this is that this is a Western capitalist.
You know, today's concept.
Actually in Islam, there is no weekend
when the call for prayer of Juma calm was supposed to stop work and go free. After that, go back out.
Get the boat is
not a holiday.
In the past there is all weekend.
Whether you're studying whether you're working continuously.
You don't work the people who work for you like slaves where you just give them stuff which is so heavy for them, you can hardly be the most up to date.
Give them work which is moderate, they can continue production continues.
This was the way of the past.
We hope to find our way back there again.
question of whether is it
unacceptable for a Muslim to strive to be wealthy and if it is acceptable,
then how does the first balance between extravagance
fulfilling his duty to alarm?
teaches us that whatever is in this life has been given by a lot to us, for habits
for us to gather it and benefit from it.
If it involves us getting rich,
there is no harm.
whatever we gather, we have to fulfill the rights
of others in it, for it to be allowed for
us to receive reward from it, we have to do our duty to Allah in it.
So, if we are rich,
then we have more to pay in zeca.
And we have more time
to see, what happens is that being rich is not something sinful.
Islam, the word discourage people from doing it encourage work, use your energy benefit from the things
of the past and the current problems.
But how did they live? The fact that they are which didn't mean that, you know, they then went out and bought Rolls Royces and you know, you know, private jets in Europe.
They use the wealth which Allah gave them for the benefit of the society, for themselves and for the society. So I personally the rich, for example, in any given country,
what he does is that he puts his money into the society, he invested into businesses, because there's so many people who would like to work like to start business, but they have no capital. So he provides the capital for them,
it will increase as well, when he gets richer, but the thing is that Allah blesses his wealth, because he is using it for the benefit of
benefits of himself. And
he may live a very comfortable life, he may have wishes, but what is well, is a source of increase in good deeds.
When it's the warranty, this is what becomes condemned when the person makes those riches. And he just keeps it off when the horse is depended only on himself, on himself and his family, nothing goes out to society doesn't benefit that society has to strive hard to put efforts to produce that, well. If he does not put it back into the society, then he is depriving them of the benefits of the efforts that they made. Keeping them in that sense, is keeping the rest of the society and that's why he becomes sinful. And that's why the wealth becomes then a curse.
And you will find that people who have this kind of attitude, they won't stay there.
Or they will find different ways of, you know,
cheating, and, you know, they think that she can do the caste system, but they're not cheating a lot. They only cheating themselves.
They live in abundance.
Well, I'd rather expanding on the original thoughts,
pointed out that you know, the world generally speaking is divided into the haves and the have not.
And would it be fair to say then, that the industrialized
first world g7 countries
which are living very comfortable material life,
on the raw materials that they are taking from the Third World The underdeveloped would it be fair to say that they are keeping them because they do not put their wealth back into this society? Yes.
What happens in these societies in America for example,
you have caverns underground. In America, they are where the water or whatever has eaten away and produced huge caverns underground, where there will store
Tons and tons of butter and dried milk, tons of it's sitting
every year just adding more and more and more
visits taken out of circulation to keep the price of butter and milk.
Every year, millions of little chickens when they're first born, millions are killed every year to keep the price of chickens that have grown high on the market.
So, there's so much produce, which is
being made there in that country. But so, much of this is destroyed, deliberately stored away in order to artificially keep prices high. Now, that produce
is possible, because of raw materials, which are taken from the underdeveloped countries.
So, in spite of whatever political factors may develop in these underdeveloped countries, and we find you know, famines, etc, coming about the real cause is not the political, the real cause is
the absence of circulation of wealth.
You know, places like India, for example,
or any other country of the Third World, what you generally find is that people are not poor, because there's a lack of resources. You know, I compare, for example, Philippines,
and Hong Kong,
Philippines has no end of resource,
people, physical resources, as well as, you know, natural resources. However, the level of the economy is extremely low.
Why, because of the means of distribution of the wealth in the society, Hong Kong, which has no resources,
there's no greenery there, every square inch of land has got buildings going up 30 4050 stories.
Here, the quality of life, there is 1000 times better than the quality of life in the Philippines.
And they have populations, somewhat similar to Philippines, they're importing all However, they have organized their
system in such a way that the society is able to benefit more from the wealth which is produced.
And this is the general situation, you have to perform America also.
Difficult again, though, in general, they will tell you that one American
in one day, the equivalent of 25 people elsewhere, in Africa or Asia, one America was eating the day, the equivalent of what 25 people eat elsewhere.
They're consuming, you know, something like a quarter of the world's resources.
However, in spite of all that, you have some people for over a million people who live in the streets
have no hope.
like the work that you see or you know, you see in every country, especially on the developed countries, visit people living in shanties and eating out of the garbage. You bought them in America.
Maybe better pickings in America, but still very few out of the garbage
living industry dying.
At the same time,
they mentioned that they spent $25 million to improve the pilot on the shuttle space shuttle that went up to over they made some improvements. $25 million
are people eating from the garbage? See, this again is distribution of wealth
society we have a responsibility.
We have a responsibility within our society to circulate that wealth, this is what the car is, it is forced circulation, it forces you You must put some of it back going to the poor. A law defines those people who the money should go back.
So as you can see, this is for circulation of the world. And then on top of that, there's the encouragement to product
for so many different
You know, things that people you do if you commit certain things, you know, they're the the atonement for the sins is sort of.
So we think that the encouragement in the society in generally, climate society is that of circulation of wealth,
encouragement of businesses, putting your wealth back into the society to benefit the society, not that you can't become rich, or the society shouldn't become rich, but that it should use that wealth for the benefit of man,
Question, what can we then as Muslims do, to enlighten the Western countries, to their responsibility to distribute their wealth
equitably in the rest of the world? Well, I would say as Muslims, we first have to get our own Muslims to start distributing equitably, you know, after we have done that, as a practical example, I think we can show them to the west. But we have to start with ourselves because we are looking suffering all over the Western world. Because of this, on one hand, it's not the only factor, of course, is a big pattern has to do with faith. I mean, because of the loss of faith in the Muslim world, the fear of this, like fear of death, instead of fear of a loss, and submitting to Allah, that faith has been lost so much of the Western world, and it's led to many of the calamities, but
part of the problem is that we don't have that consciousness of responsibility that will be accountable to a law. And so therefore, we don't distribute our own wealth. So you'll find amongst the Muslims the super rich, and the super poor.
So until we can take care of ourselves, it would be very foolish for us to stand up and start to tell the western medicine you should be sharing your they can put up what about you.
So this is what this is our duty is to start with ourselves. You know, wherever we are as listeners, we have a duty to educate
Muslims to that responsibility, responsibility, responsibilities to our large responsibilities to mankind.
And where it is necessary, we have to make people comply with the law.
You could change your mind
by the word?
you always come with us
the first point that the brother raised, which should also be mentioned, for those who couldn't hear him, that look them, are encouraged in the spending those who have money in spending, not only in putting their money into other businesses and helping other Muslims in that way, they're also encouraged in doing public works, doing projects, different projects in any given society, wherein Muslims are people will benefit from or animals or whatever, you know, it could be making a sanctuary for certain animals, you know, or it could be, you know, digging a well, providing a well that people will benefit from, or that animals in an area will be able to benefit from because the
water is scarce or whatever, whatever Public Works, that he does that man or, or animal benefits from them. This is also a way by which he may gain further reward from the wealth that he has in sending. The other point that the brother was questioning.
Actually, it involves the question whether
a Muslim who murders and other was
I've been promised help by Omar
whether or not in fact is nothing greater sin than to commit
which most people understand to be the greatest of sin?
killing another Muslim is not the greatest sin, then ship ship is the greatest
because a lot this is that
Karen for forgive, whatever,
is not sure.
Whatever is beyond, he can forgive. So that even though he says that the punishment of a believer of a Muslim for killing another Muslim is hell, intention, that is the general punishment, but he can still forgive that Muslim.
He can still forgive because it's the general ruling he has given. He has already explained in the verse on ship that he can forgive anything, which is not sure. So this is clarification for that general punishment. The j is just like saying for example,
the general punishment for stealing is cutting your hand off. However, if some circumstances arise,
it's a time of
famine. If you still have that time, they will not cut your hand.
If your boss was not paying you your money, your salary, are you stolen from him? They would not cut your hand off.
So those general ruling is cutting off your hand. There are circumstances where exceptions can be taken out of law the general rule is
on the Muslim is hell a lot me forgive that Muslim and put an entire due to other factors.
There are many many examples.
Many many examples with sama bin Zayed
killed a man
declared his faith
who became a Muslim when he killed him. He killed him deliberately.
Because of an understanding that he had
did not say that he's going to help
him his loved ones
because you didn't know what is in that man's heart.
nobody has the idea that the summer is a
Companion of the buffaloes, I fell on the floor to help knowing
people involved, you know, in struggles of the past where Muslims were ended, ended up fighting on the Muslim.
And in fact, there is a circumstance where
the problem was that I was asked about the armies which would be sent from the north,
to fight against the man. When the earth was swallowed among
these people who were there, who had been the fight against a Muslim leader, who wants to come, government's agenda was asked by the companions, what are these people, you know,
they would be raised on the Day of Judgment according to their intention. So the person has been given false information, for example, and this is like you will find, you know, happens where some Muslims end up killing other Muslims but they've been given false information. This Muslim is a so and so.
You know, he's evil thoughts on the person based on the false information kills, in other words,
so of course, a lie is going to judge that person based on the knowledge that the person has, it doesn't mean he has a guaranteed ticket to hell, that it depends on really what it was his intention was a person who is killing now.
Who is Muslim really only Muslim in nature?
He is killing
out of hatred of Islam.
brothers question that there are other religions
who speak of judgment
and responsibility, and encourage the power to do good and avoid evil.
Will these other religions people follow them these other religions, but also be rewarded, a lot of promise that
the reward of good is good.
Whatever good is done, there will be a good reward for a personality good intention.
the greatest evil that one can do is to worship others besides the law, or a law with the law.
So that greatest evil will stop that person from going to buy that.
However, the goods that they did in this life with good intention
give them a state in hell, which is not as bad as those who didn't do what they did. Because just as in fact that there are levels in hell, they are also level
Yeah, going down
book of Abu Tanga
one who did so much good for the for the Muslims, but who died in a state of disbelief
we did not declare
that he would be unhealthy, but the hell was on me catches.
But even though it is enough to make his brain boil,
but obviously his situation is not like those who are fuel for the fire.
will not proceed. So they're the person will receive their just because a lot is most wise.
But it will not be paradise because the key to Paradise is
and the righteous deeds that come from it.
okay, I've got a question concerns are people in situations where the water supply is not a steady supply where it may cut off at the time of prayer and you person personally up to what use the bathroom is not able to wash and stop after using the bathroom. So,
such a person can that person going through I mean what is the greater sin involved here it is better for him to pray having not watched himself or to wait until the water comes back and miss the time of prayer, you know, what should the person do?
Okay. Now, we have a principle one
cleaning of oneself
does not necessarily have to be with water.
The first misunderstanding
that if you did not use watering cleaning yourself that you're not
because use of water is a part of the cleaning process. The best feeding processes with dry material