Virtue and role of Muslim Businessman

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The transcript discusses the importance of not abusing salaries and not giving others' money, as well as the need for individuals to spend their wealth in a way that is pure. The legal framework in the Holy Quran is emphasized, along with the importance of honesty in business dealings and the need to earn money in a way that is pure. The importance of maintaining a strong financial is also discussed, along with the use of wealth in various ways and the negative impact of being a good business person. The speakers emphasize the need for a culture of confidence and a belief in the future, as well as the importance of forgiveness and bringing back the past to the present.

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Salam aleikum.

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And hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah. Allah hit me by the water halfway by the quarter it was salat wa salam ala Salem BIA, you will mousseline while he was having he was seldom at the Sleeman Kathira and cathedra I'm about to fall below him in a shaytani R rajim Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem. Here you are Lena Harmon who either today and to midday actually was summoned to

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Pokhara Tada cloud we are sure haber Salah Takata Moroka and network Amaya

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Oh UNEF Allah pm while in our Manisha sada Hello Hello

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my dear respected Allah ma who are your elders and brothers?

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We begin by praising Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala sending certifications upon our beloved Nadia Karim sallallahu alayhi wa sallam brothers we Allah Allah has given us a very remarkable D.

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A very remarkable

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which Allah subhanho wa Taala

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has completed and perfected and chosen

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for humanity. And yo ma molto, La Puente de la platinum to add a company Amity what are we Tula community Islam Medina on this day which was

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in Harajuku Vida on the Day of Arafah after

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a lateral reveal this I have completed and perfected my religion and favours upon you, and I am pleased and I have chosen Islam as a way of life for you. I have chosen Islam as a team for you. Islam is not only a matter of of few rituals, it is the entirety of our life which is covered by Islamic teachings

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as a ceremony Farsi Ravi, Allah who try who on one occasion someone came to me and said, you know you have an amazing prophet who teaches you even how to go to the bathroom.

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Many times you and I if confronted or someone tells us something like that we would perhaps show a degree of inferiority complex and say yes it is like that but it is not such an important part of our D He didn't say that said yes. I will never He taught us even how to do that. It is a complete religion. It's a complete gives us guidance on every aspect of life. What is for example there are other we don't like to speak bad about other religions because Allah Tala has prohibited us from doing so what are the sabula Rena and Unum in doula for your soup Allah agua malaria in the last page, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the seven Jews of the Holy Quran, do not abuse those who are

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worshipping idols besides Allah subhana wa Taala they would abuse Allah Tala in written. So but we find that there are certain isms ideologies, where there is guidance for marriage, there is no guidance for divorce.

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Now what what happens with a person who can agree with someone, Islam has got complete teachings on every walk of life, every aspect of life and financial matters matters to do with finance and wealth and business is such an important part of our life. Who is there that does not engage himself in business trade, acquiring risk, acquiring sustenance? How is it possible that Islam, given its comprehensive nature will not give us guidance with regard to this important matter and aspect of our life? It would be surprising to many people that the longest verse in the Holy Quran the longest verse in the Holy Quran, is not pertaining to salads, or anything else. The longest verse in the

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Holy Quran is pertaining to business matters. It is pertaining to matters pertaining to Tiara matters pertaining to Malia matters pertaining to

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our monetary affairs. Yeah, you want Adina Harmon who either Today young to be dead in the eye it goes on for an entire page and it gives us various scenarios or you who believe when you give a loan to someone

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record it and have two witnesses with regard to it. So it does not lead to

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unnecessary disputes the after many of the dispute is with regard to loans.

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And then we have I entered dimensions with regard to it. Allah Tala gives an entire page about how do you deal when you give a loan How do you write

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It what happens if you are on a journey? How do you record it? Allah subhanho wa Taala has made mention of

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Allah Tala in the Holy Quran

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speaks about the tribe of Srivalli salat wa salam

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ala Medina how Shriver Kalia Omar Abdullah Hamada, Camila Hina Euro wallet and we'll make Jana want me is

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that owed to the tribe and to the city of Medina and we send the brother Schreib, who told them do not worship anyone besides Allah and do not weigh and measure less by mischief.

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He told them about honesty in business dealings.

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Now that tribe was destroyed by Allah subhanho wa taala. Because of together with worshiping someone besides Allah. One of the characteristics which led to the downfall was dishonesty in business dealings. Now, when Shrayber Islam told them about honesty in business dealings, they responded in a way, which sometimes worries me because the mindset of some of our people when you speak to them, is a very similar type of reply. What do they said? Yeah, sure. I also am a Salah Touka

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Moroka Anna Touka Maya does your Salat in your religion teaches us that we must forsake what our forefathers had worship but pertaining and germane to the topic, they said this

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Oh enough other fee I'm wondering are Manisha does your Diem teaches us what we must do with our wealth?

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Does your deen and does your Allah teaches us what we must do with our wealth?

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I have heard it been said many times that it's our wealth let us deal with it the way we want. We will accumulate it the way we want and we will spend it the way we want brothers. That particular thought is the thought of a destroyed nation but Allah

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a person who feels that no I don't need any guidance from Allah Tala with regard to my monetary matters. That is a thought which Allah records in the Quran of a nation that was destroyed by Allah subhanho wa Taala because of dishonesty in business dealings, and the thought that why was why was unlettered as what we must do, we will deal with it the way we want. We will accumulate wealth the way we want. We will spend it the way what don't tell us how we must earn and how we must spend our wealth. And there is specific guidelines how you must spend your wealth. There is specific guidelines how you must earn

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two of the five questions Allah will put forward to us on the Day of Judgment. It is pertaining to monetary matters. How did you earn your wealth? How did you spend your wealth? Although it's two different, you know matters. Chef Abdul Qadir Jilani Rahmatullah used to say very amazingly, that the two are tied together. And he used to say the way you earn your wealth,

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I gauge how you're going to spend your wealth and how you spend your wealth, I know how you have done it, how you earn your wealth, I know you want to spend it in a particular way and how you spend your money, I know how you have earned it. And this is a reality if we spend it in a haram manner. Many times we will find our our money will go in the Haram manner. And many times the way we spend our wealth it also is an indication the way we have earned it. And then of course the Quran also further tells us that there is a very great link between our income between our money and between our wealth

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and our devotion and our worshipping Allah subhanaw taala. Here you have also Kuru Amina play Eva De La Rue Sally hub, all prophets in in the Hadith in explaining this ayat, maybe a cream sauce from said Allah Tala commands the believers what He commands the unbelievable salat wa salam

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feed from the pure things we have provided you with. Now eating from providing eat from the pure things means two things one is your food itself must be pure. And the income with which you buy your food and you buy your necessities must be pure

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Colombina you bought it pure and wholesome and do righteous deeds? Why does Allah Tala in the very same verse speaks about earning pure income and then speaks about what

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Armando Salah and do righteous deeds immediately after that, what am I have written? The reason is if you earn halal

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and your income is halal you will find it easy to do good deeds

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and if your earning is haram and if you're earning is doubtful despite the fact that you want to do good deeds, you will find it extremely difficult. Sometimes you find it in you see that person say, I find it very difficult to keep fast. I find it very difficult to do this when Allah Kabira to Allah in the Quran says that Salat is difficult Illa Allah harshly except for those people who feel Allah subhanaw taala sometimes it could be the reason you are finding it difficult to motivate yourself to do good deeds is because of your earnings.

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And if your earnings are good and if your earnings are pure, you will find it easy to do right yes deeds.

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Imam Shafi Rama Kalani was those that have been humbled.

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So one day he always used to pay his his student, very good student of mines very good student. So the time you see the point is we sometimes make this into an unnecessary controversy. The difference of opinion between the Imams was never a situation of you know, austerity. It was always one of Muhammad love and respect. There are many examples with regard to it. Imam Shafi they will start so a dream of Nebia Kareem Salah Salem and three we said Go and tell your students Imam Muhammad,

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Allah will test him but he must remain steadfast on the test.

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So Imam Shafi said this was his student Imam was 22 when give the new three mama even the humble

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Nafisa Salam has given you a message. Yeah. Sometimes we get a message from a friend. We get a WhatsApp message from someone who is a business partner. Imam Muhammad is really humble is getting a messenger, a message from the Messenger of Allah.

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Allah will attest to be steadfast. So he was normally there was a customer amongst the people of Arabia, that when someone gives you a good message, you you give him a gift. So he took his quota and he gave it to him, took his talk, we gave it to him. So Imam Shafi RAM clearly asked him was and he he said it's a custom you gave him a good news he must have given you something said yes, he gave me the Porta he gave me his thought I said I can't ask you for that thought because he gave it to you. But dip that thought in water, give me the water.

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Dip that so when water and give me the water out of Baraka

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start with such respect for the student. So in my humble came to visit Imam Imam Shafi used to talk so much about him. So the next morning, the daughters of our Shafi Robitaille Ali went to complain to Imam Shafi you speak so much about Mr. Gamble, we disappointed that there was a time when people they they they examine the piety of people, so what what's wrong? What's your criticism? Firstly, when you set for IE for eating, eat more than normal, and perhaps it is against piety to eat more than what is necessary. Secondly, we put water for who in his room, we went to and see after he left, the water was not used.

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That means he made he read salad. He didn't get out for 200

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and certainly even you know assumption he made Fajr without

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three assumptions we have caught him say Imam Shafi Rahmatullah at that time there was no formality, Imam Muhammad, my daughters are complaining. This is what happened to you. So I'm Chef Muhammad Muhammad Rasul Allah said that let me give the explanation I always heard that there is baraka in halal food

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and they can be no greater Baraka then the full of no standard. So I said let me try and eat more than normal which I normally eat because of the lack of Halal food

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and Allah Tala open up doors of wisdom for me during the course of the night because of the food that I consumed and so many Messiah which I did not understand why going through it at night Allah Tala open up the doors and the answers to those matters in which I had doubt and I did not understand it correctly. Your food gave me insight and wisdom into it. And then of course, I stayed awake all night I didn't need to make use of what I had you either need to make a photo for further. See what what assumptions can do in the body doesn't need the way it is said that many

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At times, that suspicion leads to many types of Guna. So one day

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the wife was going out for shopping. So she asked, she tried to phone the husband maybe wanting to know the, the code or the number of the credit card, whatever it is. So she couldn't get through to him. So she told the the son orator the child, phone, phone, the phone, phone, your father and tell him I need this particular information. So somehow the father must have been busy, busy in business meetings or centers and speaking about Muslim businessmen, so they couldn't get through pain came back at night. And now the wife is extremely angry and further exacerbated. Did you find your father yes afford a father what happened? Every time my phone there was a woman picking up she was

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answering the phone.

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Now he got more angry. So the husband came home and wife is angry You didn't pick up the phone and the child picked up the phone and said there was a woman answering what are you up to? Who is that woman? Oh father is now perplexed as the father son what happened? Who did you fall? He said iPhone every time it was a woman What did the woman said the woman said The subscriber you have died is not available at present visa again later.

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So we have these situations and how you know assumptions can create a lot of misunderstandings. Nevertheless, I'm just giving an example of alarm phones now out of this particular matter my dear respective as one important point we must keep in mind

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that Islam is no dichotomy between Dean and dunya there is no dichotomy between this is the this is good. Yeah, everything is the

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it's not as I'm a Muslim in the in them in the masjid, and outside the Masjid. I'm not a Muslim. In fact, that is one of the common objections that people make that people are in the first half of the masjid when when they come to the business dealings, you find another particular type of face. That is not correct. We are Muslims both in the masjid and outside. And one of the most remarkable examples that I read with regard to no dichotomy I can give many examples I got a whole you know, talk on harmony between the sacred the mundane things, the harmony between religion and the worldly affairs, but I can't explain it more better than what has been mentioned in the books of the seer

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about Sahabi by the name of Iraq, Ben Malik. europeen Malik used to perform Juma Salah and after performing Joomla salad used to stand on the threshold and the door of the budget.

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Oh Allah, You commanded us

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got ejected that what

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you told us either no doe seletti me yo mill Giamatti. First Oh Isla de Aquila. When the call is made for Duma Salah to leave everything going remember Allah Allah, O Allah we accepted your call. We came in read Juma

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and financial Kanika omit. And now oh Allah after we have read Juma. We are going out into the marketplaces the way you commanded.

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Either and who the first oil Daddy will fade out to the Yeti salad Fanta she will fill you finish on a mass go out in the marketplace seek the Grace of Allah. What is the grace of Allah refer to your business? Hello Iris sustenance. So what amazing thing you said, Oh Allah you commanded us to come to the masjid we came now we are going out to earn Allah service the way you commanded us.

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There is no desert almost like a seamless connection in the Muslims life. masjid, halal risk. Then in another verse in the Holy Quran, look at this for either for robata fund sub ILA or bigger for Allah, you have completed your worldly tasks. We have completed two tasks tire yourself in remembering Allah. From the multi you got an unfair family law worked a woman for dilla you finish your 12 liters come in remember a law tire yourself and remember it takes the Muslims live from the masjid you go in and Allah rest from the holidays you come in and remember Allah subhanho wa Taala there is no dichotomy that here you are Muslim there you are not a Muslim. So this particular

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aspects, everything is good. And even with regard to the worldly matters, my dear respectful bearers with regard to dunya. Now we know we have heard throughout our life we have heard our Alma sometimes to sometimes do want us but when they want us sometimes it's also a need when they want us also to give us another perspective, because sometimes when you give one side of the perspective, you can get

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It only one side of the argument or one side of the perspective. So one of the things is that they tell you about the harmful aspects of dunya there is no doubt there is a harmful aspect because it impacts upon your spirituality if you don't control and if you don't generally, but there's another dimension which I will go on to make mentioned.

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Yes, Allah Tala says animal animal higher to dunya Allah, Allah for mahadi to dunya in

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this whole material world is amusement and pleasure. It is not the real reality of your world. No matter how much you're gonna live, you're gonna leave it behind one day. So our own Mr. Tell us and correctly tell us that don't make it your purpose in life. Let me so slim, nice to meet you up Allah, Allah, Allah. Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah viatera Bettina, what an amazing do not make this material world the be all and end all of our desires. What is this, that everything is only dunya everything you only worry about the material things. Allah we're not actually dunya Bara homina, the greatest of our aspirations.

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When our mobiles, I will mean I will not do not make it the means for us to earn knowledge.

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Don't make I mean people, they've choose the topics on the basis and they choose the careers, I'll get a lot of wealth, and I will make a lot of money in this particular career. We we as Muslims, we need to say that I'm going to learn to surf, not learn to earn an hour give me through the means of my career through the means of my profession, or you will give me somewhere else. And let Allah doesn't need the profession to give you risk. There are many times I've seen many people there are so many one of my friends was a very, very proficient lawyer

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advocate became very, very senior counsel. And then he left everything and he went into business. And the tele gave me more Berkut in there. So if you don't do you don't choose your career because of money. You choose your career because you gotta you got a passion for that. You want to serve humanity, you want to do something good with regard to it. So and maybe so some sort of loss protection that you seek a career only for the sake of money. So we need to understand that all depends on this place that we are cutting so Somerset in a hurry to hungry holds let loose on a flock of sheep will not cause so much harm to them the way love for dunya and love for positions

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does to a person's spirituality. We only make mention of one and that is we only made mention of love for dunya we don't make love for position.

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Our love for yourself love for your position. That is also one of the great spiritual melodies and in today's time it has become more than a melody it has become a menace.

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So anyway, this is something that we all have. But on the other hand, look at the words Allah Tala refers to wealth in the Holy Quran. What the Omen Padilla see the Grace of Allah Tada Eduardo Qulity, Johanna, Allah will look into Yama, the wealth which we have made the basis of your sustainability,

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the basis of your theory on the basis of your remaining in this world. And another place where you really will see Allah Tala refers to wealth as higher goodness from Banat, in Africa dunya has set up fulfill an era to

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own that he was good in this world give us giving the year after year to Sahaba. For that minor use of Canal you're actually narrates an incident O'Meara the ultra saw a person and this is now this look at the balance. Amara, the Allahu Turan who when wealth came into Medina when you know the Roman in the Persian Empire was conquered and there was heaps of wealth in the courtyard of Madina Munawwara in Nigeria another week. So he went to get inspected, and he set one side and he started crying.

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And Sahaba came home as you are crying people of Medina happy. People of Medina happy Allah Allah has given so much of wealth.

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Omar you are you are crying Why are you crying? So what are the a lot of you said?

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I know that wealth is something that is beloved to human being I can't deny it.

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Zoo usually nursing Boucher Howard, mentally savvy, well, Bernina Well, karate real mukaan 30 minute the hubby? Well, fifth, Allah has done certain things for us. Allah is the dawn the opposite sex for us.

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attractive to us. That's why it's a challenge. We have to channel it correctly. Not generate in a wrong way. Allah has adorned for you. The Hub will fit that golden silver in wealth. It is appealing to us. So Omar said I'm not saying that is not beloved, either.

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Just know that many times when wealth comes a breeze in its way great amount of fitna. It breeds great amount of challenges and trials and I'm worried about the trials. And I'm not worried that wealth has come. accumulation of wealth has never been an issue in Islam is never been haram. It is the way you carry on what is it? That makes it positive or negative? Does it change your attitude? Does it make you proud? Does it make you arrogant? Or does it make you realize that Allah has given me this I need to be kind towards other people. And so this is something that into Omar are they allowed to do so a person making to our day? Oh Allah save me from this dunya save me from dunya

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save me from dunya so recording said what do are you making? He said I'm making dua because of the trials and challenges of wealth. Oh, Allah saved me. So morellato said, you don't want children said I want children. You see, you don't want this comfortable way that Allah has, you know, met your needs must be met. He said I want so he said why are you asking Allah to Allah that you don't want wealth? ask Allah for the good of this wealth and the good of dunya and save you from the evil of dunya don't say I don't want

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so Allah give me dunya and its goodness and prevent me from the negative aspect. Now out of all of this one of the things that comes with regard to Tiara now why Why does out of all the different methods of earning an address and you can be employed you can become a professional you can work in different fields you can do all of that there's nothing wrong with it. You can work for

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PwC or KPMG etc. Sometimes you know you do I don't get it oh what if that you know the way sometimes people make it that you know as if you are working for this one nothing wrong is not haram as long as you don't do anything haram but then we the people make it out as if it is yours to father's business is yours. Many times your father's business is yours PwC you might be having a very high position that is not yours in another day.

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But anyway be as it is but it's permissible to have a halal employment is nothing wrong. But remember, this Allah has kept in one rewired 90% of risk, Allah is kept in trading

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90% of risk Allah is kept in trade. And people will will notice this when you refine that when you go in, do do fundraising, you will find the majority of the people who give charity in the Muslim community are people who are business people.

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And professionals. Now I don't want to professionals also play an important role in our community, but the charity from there is less.

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There used to be a very famous, you know, business, but you know, elderly in our community named Musa badania maybe people of the elders might have known Him we have come for Jamaat used to be you know, always make it good most of the people of Jamaat who used to come to South Africa so he she tells me one day she told me one day said mana is baraka in, in, in, in trade in business, which is not in other particular type of you know professions and earning, even if you earn a very great amount of wealth in your job it's never the same like business. So asking us to ask him why so used to give this and say see, if you're earning $100,000 And you spend $5,000 That $5,000 is finished

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you're not gonna get it again until you get your money at the end of the month. $5,000 is gone. By say you make you do business you spent 5000 By the end of the day Allah Allah give me double of that.

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Allah is given Baraka in trade 90% And you look at all the people who are who are the you know, the greatest Paranthropus and wealth will find behind the wealth is by and large trade. Allah Tala in the Holy Quran has made mention of the people who go for business journeys side by side with those who go out in the path of Allah.

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Yes, in Surah Musa Mira Allah subhanho wa Taala says with regard to it

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Yep, the warnham in fact Lillah wa through NAIOP the owner your Cartoon, Cartoon ifisa villa, WA,

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the up the woman Fidella. So Allah Tala makes mention those who go out in the path of Allah and then together with in the same hire those who go out for the sake of train. Allah is kept such Baraka in trade.

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And then together with it the status of the businessman.

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We all know the Hadith tell us Sonoko Amin mana be Universidad de Pere shahada, the honest trader will be with the ambi Alamo. salat wa salam o the martyrs and the truthful people. And Allah didn't make mention of Salah in because there are four categories in

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The Holy Quran, the Allah ma say a person who does business with honesty, he is automatically assigned to him.

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A businessman who does business with honesty, he and he many times the business people he has a temptation. If I forsake tra, truthfulness, eyes forsake honesty, there is a chance of great amount of profit. Let me just turn a blind eye. Let me just turn a blind eye. There is a deal that is coming through if I'm very honest with regard to a great amount of profit. So when a person comes through that test with flying colors, I will remain on honesty even if I have to lose who will have followed kanamori and said I will

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speak the truth even if it is better, even if it is against you. And a person remains truthful while doing business. He automatically is a salad in because a salad and a pie a person in a masjid does not face the temptation

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of being honest and losing money.

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The businessman comes through that with pie colors he is a salad in his in the company of the unbeliever salat wa salam.

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So therefore my dear is 30 Brothers. This is a very, very important part of our deen that business people play a very crucial role in terms of piety in terms of you know, they they responsibility, they will a certain degree of influence. There is no doubt. Now it can be used correctly it can be used incorrectly. So Allah Allah in the Quran says when he read a new Holika Korean

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Amarna trophy mantra fear for the foreseeable future half a haka Lal poll, because of the influence you will need as a business person

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because of a certain degree of influence that you have.

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Allah Tala takes that into account and say that when Allah wants to destroy a nation,

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the first signs of the destruction of the nation is

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the wealthy people become physiques. The wealthy people they become transgressors. Why does that make mention of wealthy people become transgressors? The first sign of the destruction of a nation is when wealthy person use the wealth in a incorrect manner. Because that opens up the way for other people to do wrong.

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People, by and large would would look up upon wealthy people for the influence for advice for guidance. So Allah says We the retina and nautical created when we want to destroy a nation. The first sign is the wealthy people become transgressors. Now you can look at it in a negative way you can look at in a positive way the positive way is because you will influence and that Allah says you will your influence correctly. Be a role model to people so people and help people

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I made mention of in today's you know Juma when Allah gives you more wealth than others, then what do you do? What do you do? Don't make your fences and your swards or you're keeping yourself aloof from people make your tables longer.

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Make your tables longer and help people give them advice make them also in a situation to share in your particular type of wealth and you dispense offer the advice and letter in the Quran has made mention with regard to karoun in the economy and call me Mustafa

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Qarun was from Mussolini salatu salam strivr. He became rebelliousness. Latina women are gurus. We gave him so much wealth. Now just imagine the wealth Allah gave him more in the Malfatti

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nevermind his wealth it needed a group of able bodied human beings to to prefer to carry the keys of his treasure nevermind his treasure. Now it takes a whole group of people to carry the keys of your treasure Can you imagine what a treasure is?

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It Colin Oh Hola. Hola. Hola. made mention of four things for Muslim businessman. What are the FEMA attacked Allah who Daniel after this are four formulas for a Muslim businessman which Allah mentioned in the Quran. Under under karoun How he was destroyed a letter says see with what Allah has given you, daddy accurate.

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Proctor the female attack Allah who doubted.

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See what Allah has given you don't only look at more the latest model of Talmud says is haram you can do it by all means, especially if you buy a car because it is reliable. It will take me from point A to B in a proper manner and hamdulillah but at the end of the day, see Astrid let me see

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With how I can use my wealth to earn what if you might attack Allah devil after one out and send a see but Amina dunya don't forget your shaders. By all means, use your what happens in a super committed dunya going what don't forget to share in this dunya so we seek from your wealth that

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don't forget your share of dunya so you will buy a nice house by a company by all means will attend Santa Ceiba

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wa St. Thomas and Allah will be good to others they will Allah has been good to you. What a typical facade and do not use your wealth to create corruption in the earth by making good

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can you imagine what the formula is given to busy Muslim businessman? seek what Allah has given you Daddy, don't forget your shell Alhamdulillah Allah has given you utilize it. A person came going to be a trim saw Solomon torn and tattered clothes and we saw so I wanted to help him. And he said the other Sula don't help me Allah has given me great amount of wealth. So the PFM system said unless given you well then please show the net but Allah has given you a poor new why you try a dress like a tone, that the beggar when ALLAH is given you

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do is dress in a way that shows that Allah has given you don't be proud about it. Don't be arrogant, the whole mean show a last name, but upon you. So these are the four formulas. And Allah has given us a role model. You know, I when I read this I sometimes astounded you know, this there is no dichotomy in earning wealth

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and piety.

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We all heard about a good amount of money when Oprah was a wealthier Sahadi.

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But does anyone know the amount of wealth Allah gave Abrahamic they have to show you that see, there is nothing wrong in Islam to earn wealth, use that wealth constructively use it well correctly recently, there was a survey done. Now, if you go into Google,

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nowadays, everything is you know, share Google, although now they say share chat GP is going to even out to you know, Google, Allah knows best what's going to do that? What will you do? So a time will come they say that an alum will put into chat GPM speaking to an audience in day well, this is the type of audience this is a middle class audience was a wealthy audience, I need to impart this particular message to them in two minutes GP will give you a whole recorded and I need Quranic references on this particular matter on this particular matter. In a half an hour before I come to the budget, I will be able to get the typed out all complete by hand. And I will come and give you a

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new set of research. And what he did was he just spoke to Jeff TP for two seconds. That's gonna happen Allah knows best what's going to happen. This is the reality of this world, artificial intelligence and what is happening, Allah must keep our mind in tech with all of these type of things. Today, we can go and say we don't want these things. Our children who are there on the mobile, yes, they are going to be hooked.

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You can you can stop it. You can stop it. You have to generally say we have to protect the Eman of our children and keep them upon Iman. What is gadget not without those gadgets. Without those gadget was 50 years ago, now. Now we have to protect the man with the gadgets, we have to tell them how to utilize it correctly. And we have to give them guidelines with regard to it and make them responsible enough. There is no other way. Yes, I hope we could have been an idealistic situation where we said I hope that there was no there was no Samsung 22 I hope but it isn't like that we have to deal with it. Now we have to protect our iman with these things with Google will change GPR

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everything and inshallah it will happen. It will happen Allah subhanho wa Taala will keep us tested as be positive with regard to him. Don't let us be negative. There are more children today who read NAMAs and read salah, then I say 50 years ago, I was studying madressa in 1967. I was seven years of age. So that was that one day asked us and he said what's the difference between acid and massive numbers?

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So we knew our class I was still six, seven years so I can understand there were people with 1314 years we didn't know the answer. So the after the madressa after the afternoon, one of the students went to the madressa and the next day he came to give an answer. I said Namaaz is silent believers is no loud.

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I'm telling you what happened. I've seen my own eyes in 1967 This happened today our children with all what we speak better about our children, they read more numbers, and more solid than what our children were reading in 60s. So let us not be despondent and never speak. give them confidence. Our today's psychologists tell us to the child who is confident and given confidence by his parents. I'm not saying you must let loose give them lose without discipline, but give them confidence. He

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He is more likely to resist peer pressure than those particular children who are not given love and kindness and not given confidence by the barons, they are more likely to, to fall temptation to peer pressure, because they haven't been not been not been given love and kindness by their parents. Even if there has to be a mistake that they commit, they must be able to have a relationship with your children in such a way that even if they make a mistake, the first port of call him has come and speak to you by made this mistake.

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He wasn't going to tell someone else about making that mistake someone else might look take advantage of his vulnerability and take advantage of him. You must have such a communication with your children and even if he makes a mistake he comes to you.

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But anyway, it's a different thing. One day I will speak about parenting when you come one day inshallah. Anyway, what we were speaking about today,

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there was a research done on his wealth.

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You see, he left behind dinars dinars is a gold coin, just a silver coin. So they took the amount from history what amount of dinar is he left at dinar is equivalent to 4.34 grams of gold,

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the Islamic dinar in the time of the Sahaba, which of course has been still recorded, they picked it up and they said it contained 4.34 grams of gold. And then they look at history how much he left behind.

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So they counted the amount of dinars he left it, and they translated it into today's currency into dollars.

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And they came to the conclusion that are going to harmonic they offer the ultra low in today's dollar rate. He left behind an estimate of $606 billion.

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He had a wealth of $606 billion.

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Bill Gates, who regarded to be one of the most wealthiest persons, his present day.

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Wealth is regarded to be $106 billion

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a brahmani. Over the alotta rule was six times wealthier than Bill Gates,

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six times wealthier.

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But abou Herrera, the Allahu tramo says

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it seemed as if the entire Medina was dependent upon the wealth of America deeply off. For the rest. He said 1/3 of Medina,

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who are people who are in debt, are grappling with the ultimate fate of their debts. 1/3 I owed him money for that he had given them loans, and 1/3 were dependent upon his charity.

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That was a good luck man if you're over the alarm, and this debt amount of wealth that when sometimes he used to be eating, and all of a sudden the thought used to come with maybe a creme de la Valley was in the Sahaba sometimes used to have the discipline in the Supra race and there was no nothing and there was no food for them. And he went so much wealth and there was so much of mail that he could have purchase, you know, food and this thought used to come into his mind that Sahaba in the initial stages didn't have enough food upon the tablecloth and look at the amount of tablecloths and the amount of food I got. I'm not saying this haram I'm saying the thought and then

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he used to start crying.

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We got food so much Saba food, he used to cry, the people whom he invited us to cry, they all used to cry and the food used to go off from the table cross no one used to eat

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one day, his wealth came to Medina. So when he the wealth of a Brahmin came with this amount of money, you can imagine what type of wealth he received important that then there was no China never used to come to come from Syria. So there was great amount of camels after camels of his goods coming into Medina and the whole Medina was like you know, excited something has happened. People are going to see the welder

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and they were all running what happened so indeed excitement. I should have the ultimate gauge the excitement in the room. What's happening what's why people are excited.

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The wealth of of dropin has came and it came after cables after cables is coming and people are going to go and see the wealth that is coming. So I share with you a lot of them happen to say. I heard maybe a Kareem Salah when SLM said, after a man will be blessed with great amount of wealth. But he will go to Janet crawling.

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He will go to Janet but he will go crawling into Jana.

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because you will have to account for the amount of wealthy God. You see I always tell people here you got wealth you added advantage. So you got business class you come to business class you go to the airport you get a special queue. The only two three people going the economy class capital plus the queue is going from you another half of Africa whatever whatever it is. Here you got wealth you had an advantage. So you got you got business class you go in you get a lounge access, you get a beautiful you know, you go to a 381 Upper Deck, you don't even go on a down lower deck to see the economy class. So here you got wealth, un advantage. The very same thing will happen in the opposite

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way in the year after.

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You have wealth who stayed in the queue you have to account you don't have well go into

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the pure flow due to gender 500 years before the rich so yeah, you got well you go first thing that you tell you got well people ask that you may have to go give a cost. So there you got you got like for example a person comes into the airport and he's got only hand luggage and go through only and baggage you don't even have to do check in you do an online checking you just go in you don't even so they're the people who got less will be an advantage here you hear you an advantage then you got more so when someone went to tell her grandma

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I shy saying that you will go crawling into Jana. He came running home one more minute. Tell me what you heard from to be a current source. This is whatever drop man will have great amount of wealth, but you will go crawling into Jana.

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One more minute, what should I do to prevent the situation? Go and give Chaka Khan give charity coin help the poor

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there and they have dropped off. People were so excited about all these wells will mean bear witness and make you the witness that alarmists make it easy for me on the day of karma. All of this well, the people of Medina are so excited, they gave it all to the world.

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Everything I gave him when I grew up, man, if Neuhoff passed away, Sahaba were crying.

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They were crying. I said I never saw a wealthy person who fulfilled the rights of wealth like

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so we never had a situation in our in our history, we had a problem. We earn a lot of wealth, you know $606 billion.

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So you you earn you strive for the most. And then I'm telling businessman don't see that many times you say I got enough money, why must I make money? Why does that make my headache and go and earn more? I see going on more.

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Look at the advantage you can utilize that correctly and look at disadvantage. Have you ever thought, have you ever taken a satisfaction that through me Allah has given this to so many people, you open up a big business people who employ 300 people or you employ 200 people, all of those people make dua for you. If you treat them well and you treat them kindly, you became the mean Allah gives risk, but you use you to give risk going going

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increase so that you become the means of risk of other people. And McGraw Hill has him someone walk in come your way. And you know, berapa you'll cross cross the oceans. You Why don't you look at it that way. Don't look at the negative look at the positive. Yes, they are negative stay away from any negatives. See that it doesn't impact upon your attitude. It doesn't increase to arrogance. It doesn't take you away from Almighty Allah subhanaw taala. It doesn't take you away from your children. It doesn't take you away from Allah subhanho wa Taala led to the Commonwealth

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of believers don't let your children and your wealth take you away from Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala it must never ever happen that way.

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So one day, this is hypothetical tail, you know, a small child, you know, that his father is very, very busy. And according to what his father was his father earn something like, you know, in terms of dollar terms and in terms of the amount of money he makes. Nowadays, they do this type of calculation. I saw the calculation that was done with regard to Cristiano Ronaldo, he say he earned for one minute he earned so many I mean 240 pounds or one minute, and then they did the calculation in five minutes and one hour how much he earns. So this person this child did a calculation with regard to his father, Father was very wealthy, that you know, for one hour he earns so much. So the

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had leftover money.

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So he came one day he told his father that give me so much money. But she I give you enough money to whatever you done with your money and he became angry and he became very angry. And you know you scolded him rebuked him, and he sent him back into his room. Then of course he

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fell regretted, he went to his child says, Sorry, I was so you know, here's the money you wanted?

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What did you want to do with it?

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So it took a couple notes from beneath this cushion. And that amounted to a certain degree. And the money the Father gave Him so much, so much.

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That he said, Oh, my father, I heard that your one hour costs so much. Take this, give me one hour tomorrow.

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Take this, give me one hour tomorrow of your time, are we going to do that with

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the lazy correctly make a balance to everything right. But utilize it correctly positively. And this is what I want to say my dear respected brothers, that Allah Allah has given us great amount of potential with regard to well, you know, the east the negative, which I have to start over again, but look at the positive, you can become the means of risk of people, you can help people, you can go into so much detail, I just give you an example of the money the automobile, automobile. And in our countries, like for example, Sri Lanka, South Africa, we got challenges, we got tremendous amount of challenges. When I left South Africa, we were six hours of loadshedding, six hours a day.

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No, no power, no electricity, we have challenges, but yet at the same time, looking at the potential look at the other advantages. You know, in many countries around the world, you can have a situation where you can talk about deed in such a manner.

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You don't have a situation that you can go and talk about Dean, you can practice Dean, your letter that has given us opportunity we can practice Dean, we have so many in my you know, I stayed in, in a suburb called Mayfair West, there's about six budget in my in my area. So presently, our our McRib salad is you know, score per state per seven. So, our mastery, our Hanafi time is a little bit more later than then what you have in your Shafi time. There is also these Baraka Allah's wisdom. So I tell people you want me to leave this old particular type of reason why I got a self selected half past five in one machine, I got a self selected quarter to six rather machine, I got access to that

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six o'clock in another machine, and I got solid quarter past six in another module. If I'm going to mess

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with four options, what is wrong with me?

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And I think the same might be with regard to this. How many options do we have to insert we have

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my dear husband to maximize two opportunities Allah has given us Elektra has made mentioned about to learn how Kamala and Hillary in alumno cotton are competing in one of the hundreds of years, there has been challenges and everyone is aware with regard to those challenges. Anyone who reads the newspapers knows about these challenges. But Allah says Allah does not prohibit you with regard to people of other faiths who don't who are not hostile towards you who don't take you out of your homes who Don't expel you from your homes until a room that will be kind to them. And you know the word bill

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the per room the word Allah in the Quran and Hadith uses it to, to speak about our relationship with our parents be ruled validated. And Allah Tala uses the same word, to speak about showing kindness to non Muslims who are not hostile towards you, and who are good to you.

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And of course, they will also be good if we are good. You know, many people react the way we react. So we have tremendous amount of opportunities. I've just given you some examples. I don't think I've covered the entirety with regard to the opportunities. But Allah Allah is instant businessman and local has given us tremendous amount of, you know, virtue. Allah has given us a commendation to earn wealth, Allah has given us the virtue Allah has put us if we do the job correctly, in the category of the abelian wa Salatu was Salam. And because of the influence, we will, with every privilege comes responsibility. And if we don't, you know, we don't fulfill that responsibility. There are

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consequences about that also, and of course, the other negative aspects of the dunya but they are the positive aspects. And I gave you some example of the positive aspects. May Allah give us a tough recovering and humble welcome Dawa one I'll put it

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along with Ken Ham a cooler worker more cocoa when a cashew cool way they will be identical in the color cookie shame. Aloha, no Cincinnati and Tacoma has made

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a lot more organized. Non personal after filling out 100 an opponent manual associated or Homra human Yeah, I wouldn't know what you're after.

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And now you have given us such a beautiful deed, a deed that is full of balance. D that is got Yala guidance in every aspect of our life. We have not been able to value the deen to the extent that we are supposed to be Allah forgive us for our shortcomings. Any wrong that we have done You forgive us. Our wrongs are many but you

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for giving us even more than that

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a little bit of your forgiveness is enough to wipe away tolerance in terms of people's guna and send me holla to beloved me mate said even if a person's gonna and sin reaches to the extent of the foam in the ocean, that love whose sins can be so many you but even it can turn towards you asking for repentance and asking for forgiveness you will forgive them Lavalle and it will be no difficulty upon you to forgive our sins. Allah we might be wiki Allah we might be weak, but we love you yet Allah, in the recesses of our hearts we love you and we love your soul loves each and every one of you in this gathering what they want, everyone will see if you want gentlemen, allow each and every

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one that say they want to see you in January I love each and every one fears Jahannam each and every one this aspires for gentlemen, we have not seen gender. We have not seen Jahannam we feel for it. We aspire for gender to Allah and we feel for Johanna Meola. Why do we do so? Because we have some money Allah, Allah take that into account in dealing with us Yeah, Allah, Allah Shaohua you mercy upon us, Allah it was upon us grant us guidance you know, whatever we are there whatever we do grant us guidance. We are living in difficult and challenging times Allah, Allah keep our heads and leaders upon the right path to Allah keep us away from even look after our children. Our children

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are going to face even more trials yeah Allah if ever they were to take a path towards evilly Allah, Allah catch them by the forelocks and clean them up.

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Never let them be in any way you're gonna take the wrong path you never let us see the difficulty of our children, both in this world and in the year after Jana. Allah guide us in every aspect of our life, Allah each and every one in this gathering have certain aspirations, Allah you know, the aspirations and you know the wishes more than what we know yada, yada you grant them the permissible aspirations and ambitions each and every one has challenges. Yeah, Allah we can read and make mention of all those challenges. Each and every one has his fair share of challenges, whatever challenges people have you Allah, Allah remove those challenges Allah, Allah make it easy for them

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with regard to any type of difficulty they have. And above only Allah we ask of you never leave us for a moment, without your assistance without your guidance without your protection. In every moment, every endeavor and every step of our life, call Allah with Allah Krishna Habibi in Allah Allah Allah Subhana Allah Nabi

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with a sliver Allahumma Salli wa Sallim wa barakaatuh say that I want to be a no more than a Muhammad you are ready for something. So Hannah robbing our village that Yama your support for salmonella Musa.