Balancing Between the Two Wings

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Haitham al-Haddad

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Episode Notes

Some times you feel that you are not doing enough for your next life, and its bothering you because you really want to be of the people of Paradise. At the same time, you have all your duties and obligations to fulfil. How can you balance between the two wings? Join Sh. Dr. Haitham al-Haddad and find out how you can balance between working for your life in this world and for your life after death.

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We need to take from this life, what gives us the most in the hereafter Okay. Now,

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this also means that this life is nothing but a means to the Hereafter, the real success is what is the success of the hereafter. Now, what can we take from the dunya, we should take it from the dunya, what helps us to gain that success in the hereafter. So,

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as individuals and societies, as individuals and societies, what does that mean? It also means that, as individuals, we should be worried about what leads us or what gets what gives us the maximum in the Hereafter, we should not be worried about anything in the dunya for the sake of the dunya

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this is the this is the best scenario,

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this is the best form this is the best model

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and anything other than that model, either it is prohibited or it is a deception, that we would regret it on the hero in the Hereafter, either it is a hologram or maybe it is not a harem, but you are wasting your time. So, we should take from this dunya what leads us to the maximum in the hereafter?

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What does that mean? Let me just mention it again in a different way, me as an individual, human being,

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I need to eat and drink in order to eat and drink. I need to work to get some money. How can I get to the money either I beg people or I work. I work in order to work in order to get money to feed myself. So if I work with the intention to feed myself and to stop myself from begging others because Allah hates those who beg, be careful with this intention, because Allah hates those who beg and it is not a decent attitude for Muslim to beg people. So I need to work in order to work in order to live because Allah created me as a living being and it is haram upon me to harm myself. So working, working will be an act of a vida with this intention. And I can work in the dunya because

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now I am satisfying a goal in the afra

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Dear everyone saramonic monofin de la vaca to PSP upon upon all of you.

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The topic is

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a very important topic. The topic is balancing between the two wings between this life and the hereafter.

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My dear respected the brothers and sisters, I believe that it is a very fundamental topic for

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Muslims and non Muslims.

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And as Muslims in particular, we need to understand this topic carefully. Otherwise, if we do not understand it, we will miss the balance. And we will go to one of the of two extremes. And I think understanding this topic motivates us to do the right thing. Not only to do that, I think but also to do the right thing at the right time. And unfortunately, we see many brothers and sisters because of misunderstanding of this topic, they don't do the right thing at the right time. And as you know, from a management perspective, they say that the correct thing can happen when you do that, I think, not just you do that, I think because you might do the right thing, but at the wrong time, you need

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to do the right thing at the right time.

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And once we understand the relationship between this life and the hereafter, and the balance between the dunya and the hero, this life and second life, then this will enable us to do the right thing at the right time in sha Allah.

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Mighty dear respected brothers and sisters, in order to understand this topic, we need to understand the few points let me summarize them in two or three main points. The first point is the reality of this life, the reality of this life. The second point is how Allah Allah Allah spoke about the second life in the Quran.

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how Allah, Allah Allah spoke about the second life in the Quran. And the third point is

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what do we do? What do we do? Okay, let us talk about the first point which is what the reality of this life My dear respected the brothers and sisters, in order to know the reality of this life, we as Muslims take everything from the Quran and Sunnah. And let us go to the Quran and Sunnah and see the reality of this life or the purpose of this life.

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Before that, just one point, as there are or there might be some non Muslims here,

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we need to reconfirm the fact that the life of the human being is divided mainly into two parts, life before death, and life after death.

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This life, our life is not limited to life before death, our life is of two paths, life before death, and then death is nothing but a gate that we pass through it from the first life to the second life.

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Now non Muslims and non Muslims might not believe that there is a second life. This is another discussion beyond the scope of this lecture.

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We are taking it for granted that there is there are two lives life before death, and life after death. And this is the topic that we are addressing how to balance or to get the balance between the first life and the second life. For us as Muslims, the asset or the definition of the earth era is anything that comes after death.

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Without their life in the baratza in the grave, or the life after we are resurrected from our graves, the author of the person starts when he dies. That's why many scholars define death as the move from the life of the dunya to the life of the era. This is the definition of death. It is not the end of the life you rarely find Muslim scholars defining death as the end of their life. They always define it as the gauge that you are the minute you move from this life to the second life. The Second Life includes as we said, two main stages life in the grave and life after the grave.

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So this is the discussion that we are talking about. Now once we talk about the reality of this life and the meaning of this life as it is clarified in the Quran and the Sunnah, we take it from the Quran and Sunnah because we as Muslims take from Quran and Sunnah everything. We see that Allah Allah Allah mentioned the purpose of life in number of verses in the Quran. One of the verses is the famous verse in Surah Tabarak

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Tabarak Allah de vida de Luca, wahoo, Allah,

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Allah, Allah Allah Mota.

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Leah boo Acoma, Yocum, x and Amara, the one who created

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death and the life a lady, a fella called moto hayata why he created death and life means he created everything in this life, for one purpose, which is what Leah will overcome,

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in order to test you.

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So the whole purpose of this life according to this verse is what to test you. So we will be tested. Also, we read also in

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sort of an insane in the Falcon an insane I mean, not 14 am shaggy Naphtali He further Allah who Semyon basura we have created the human being from not far from a drop of sperm, and then we made him into tissues, in order to test him, never tell he means the whole creation or the creation of the human being is for nothing but to test him Naphtali

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either we say the purpose is to test him or his life, all of it will be what a test and both meanings lead to one reality which is what this life is nothing but a test. Also, we read also another verse in Surah tude Holla

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holla Casa Mata are created heavens and earth and his throne was above water in order to test you. So the purpose is what is to test you. There are many verses in the Quran that confirm this reality. So my dear respected the brothers and sisters, the reality of this life, the whole purpose of this life is to test human beings, nothing but that which means that Allah Allah Allah did not created did not create human being and send them to this life for them to enjoy this life for them to do something else other than fulfilling the test. What is the result of the test this the result of the test? It was clarified in other an another verse when Allah Allah Allah says wanna holla in our

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insert inlandia boo ma od Domino myricetin wanna redo it? A month in Allahu Akbar Zaku Akhil Mateen very profound verse or verses. Allah Allah Allah said, I have not created an ends except for one purpose, which is what to worship for me. I don't need them to provide me any provision. Mowery do minimal risk, but

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I am just testing them this is the whole purpose is what to test them whether they are going to worship me or there are going to go against my will to be this obedient to me.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam realize this fact and he passed it to us.

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In one Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Man our dunya in law can canberran or come syrphid Mara Bailey shedule rockin festival la cama cama Federica I am nothing, I have my example. And the example of the dunya is nothing but a passer by who passed by a tree and he just sat for a while to rest in order to keep going for his final destination. So he was just living there, temporary under that tree in order to take provision for the rest of the journey. And this is a profound Hadith that summarizes the whole lecture and we will elaborate on this insha Allah a little bit more, okay. So, the reality of this life is a test this is the conclusion of the first point.

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Now let us move to the second point. How will I gelada describe this life in the Quran?

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My dear respected brothers and sisters go and read the whole Koran, or maybe search and hayati dounia fill or

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go to any one of those websites that you can search words in the Koran and look for an HIA to do

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Yeah, in the entire plan, you will not see that Allah, Allah Allah ever praised and hayati, dunya in the Quran. It is not there Allah Allah Allah did not praise it. You will see that either Allah Allah Allah said that it is a test. Or Allah Allah Allah said it is or most of the places of the Quran Allah Allah Allah says that an hayati dunya is nothing but a boon wala one.

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Or Allah Allah Allah is saying is comparing between dunya and alpha and the law the law says, and the higher the alpha is far better. In some places, a larger Nevada it clearly says that it dunya is nothing but a fitna

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and in other places Allah Jalla wa in very few other places, Allah Allah Allah says that Allah hayati dunya is nothing but or Allah hayati Duda Allah Allah Allah created many things in a coyote dunya for you to benefit from. So the conclusion is Allah Allah Allah never praise Allah hayati, dunya, Subhana Allah, Allah Allah Allah created us to live in this life and Allah Allah Allah did not praise Allah piety dunya

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Yes, this is a reality. This means that Allah Allah Allah looks at the dunya in a particular way, looks at this life in a particular way. For example, we see that Allah Allah, Allah says, woman, to dunya, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah

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hire Lila DNA as a Latino. There are a few other verses that are similar to this. This version so Latina woman hire to dunya La La, la, la la la,

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la la silla to hire only Latina taco. This life is nothing but amusement is a matter of what level of amusement you just played in it. And what

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the reality is a

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second life is better for those who fear Allah, Allah Allah. Also, we read the very famous verse in Surah in Surah, 10 howdy when Allah Allah Allah says, no, no.

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No, you need to know that this higher to dunya is nothing but Allah even when I won one was in tune with a fall forum by Nakamoto Catherine filarmonica kamatera is in arguable co founder and about to Samia Hebrew, Fatah, Hamas, Baba. So my akuna Obama was in Africa when she did warm up zero to minimum, one woman dounia illa Mata Lu know that this life is nothing but a live amusement that

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you just enjoy, play in it amusement, and designer adornment

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and tefa Horan byakko comm everyone is boosting himself in this life is proud of something in his in this life, what a Catherine filarmonica Lola everyone is boosting himself because of his wealth or his children or what he has. And all of this is nothing but like the rain, when it falls, then the the farmers will be pleased with the plants. And then this plant, after it grows, it finishes and then it will render or it will become what it will become yellow and then it will become it will it will become basically nothing. It will be hope. Hope means it will become like a dust when it becomes dry. It becomes yellow then it becomes like a dust that can be blown by the wind easily.

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Then Allah Allah Allah says, Be careful. waffleh Hirata Da Vinci did not fear to mean Allah he would have won in the era there is what there is a da Vinci did severe punishment. And also there is fear and pleasure from Allah, Allah, Allah and then Allah Allah, Allah concluded this ayah by saying, woman hyah to dunya Illa motto, this life is nothing but what a deception.

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So we see in this verse and so many other verses that when Allah Allah, Allah speaks about

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The life or this higher hierarchy dunya he is describing it as a deception woman higher to dunya ilimitado. Also we need another verse in Surah insalata Mr. colonna, I've seen that a pata note each soul is tasting death one time, the end of each life is what is death call nothing that you know, we're in number to a phone our daughter Camille Malka, ma you will get the result of what you used to do when in the Day of Resurrection semenza scenario genda the reality of the whole test is what is nothing but if you are kept away from the fire of hell famine, just Yanina were all the halal agenda and granted paradise Sokka decides he has been successful. And what after that woman had to

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dounia ilimitado Yes, and now this life is nothing but a deception. This verse of surah Tara Emraan, my dear respected brothers and sisters, serves like principals or even a selection of nose, a very important selection of flows. Allah Allah Allah says colonna in that cartoon mode this is act number one or this is law number one law of this life number one

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then law number two after that when Elijah law after saying cooldown I've seen that occur to them out then what is the result? Elijah levada says we're in d'amato fono Dora kameyama gamma second point you will get the results of the test that they offer is election then law number three is what some Azerbaijani non tentative about fast law number four is this life is nothing but a test. So if we and we can go on and on explaining those verses that talk about this life as nothing but a deception. Also, we see that Allah Allah Allah says in the Quran, Julian alinity Shahada Amina Nisa will benina para para

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musawah Mati was an army was out of the league. It dunia was in the hospital.

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It was made beautiful for human beings do Yelena not have a shower, loving the desires we made were made pleased for them. This is their pleasure in this dunya Mina Nisa Xueyan Alina Boucher Tina Nisa, Albany

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taraki mina w alphabet cetera Allah Allah Allah describe the different players in this dunya and the Lord Allah Allah said that they were made Xena adornment for the human beings in this life. Then Allah Allah Allah concluded by saying of the tranquil and animal health Valley chemetall hayati dunya this is nothing but metallic for hierarchy dounia this is just the properties of the dunya the temporary properties of the dunya that will come to an end soon, the only cometary hierarchy dunia and Wallah are in the hook up the final abode. Yes, the final abode lies with aloka Noah and the real final abode lies with Allah dilla. Okay.

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As I told you, we can go on and on describing how about Allah Allah mentioned the dunya in this in the Koran, and the conclusion is the conclusion of the second point is that whenever Allah Allah Allah describes the poor that whenever Allah Allah Allah describes this life in the Quran, Allah Allah Allah does not speak or does not praise this life. In the Quran, Allah Allah Allah In fact, this praise this life in the Quran, and Allah Allah Allah confirmed that it is a temporary life, Allah Allah Allah also confirms that it is a test Allah Allah Allah confirms also that the final life or the second life is very life. That's why Allah Allah, Allah says in the Quran belchertown

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and Hayato dunya. Well, Farah to

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you prefer the dunya. But the ophira the life after death is what is eternal and is far better. Of course, this is for who for those who want the final about or those who want the alpha, mighty respected brothers

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This is after this

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or after concluding the second point, that was the levada never praised this life in the Quran. And Allah Allah Allah always praises the hereafter. In fact, the larger lavalla did not give any weight for this life in the Quran did not give any weight this life in the Quran for this device in the Quran, the only few verses that talk about this life in the Quran, maybe you can say in where Allah Allah Allah said that you can make use of it only, not even praising it. When Allah jell O Allah says in the Quran, who Allah the Dalai Lama fill out of the dunya He is the one who created everything for you. In this earth, another verse when Allah Jalla Allah says Fung Shui monarchy how

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wakulla crispy, ponder and reflect to travel in the corners of this life and eat from the provisions that Allah Jalla Allah has given you in this life. Also, many people call it the ayah when Allah Allah Allah says pohlmann habermasian Allah He led us on our journey that he walked by he documented his polyethylene LatinAmerican hayati dunia Hall is a woman

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who is made what Allah Allah Allah has given for the human beings as halaal as bounties as favors in this life who is made them hold on hold on help mama Xena de la isla de la de da de what documentaries and the halaal it is that is to say this is for the believers in the dunya Yes, to use them not just as the to enjoy them as they as they are enjoying the payback or as they are going to enjoy the payback in the final abode. So it is a matter of using them. Okay, now

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and again we can mention some of the verses that talk about how Allah Allah Allah made what is in on this earth for us to use temporary while we are in this life. Now the third point so what is the conclusion? The conclusion My dear respected brothers and sisters can be summarized in the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sahbihi wa sallam

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in one Hadith

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above the famous Hadith when the Prophet sallallahu wasallam.

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When the prophet SAW Selim was angry with some of his wives, and then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he took an oath on himself not to visit them, and Omar have not heard that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam divorced his wife, so I went to see the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to discuss the matter with him. I don't know I don't know how Pavarotti Allah tada and who said, I went to visit the Prophet, I went to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and I asked permission to go and when I entered, I found that that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was lying on his bed, what was the bed of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam do Salah, the bed of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was

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nothing but a skin Okay, as skin of an animal, it is not a maitlis that high, it is not like any of the luxury matrices that we are using. It is not like in fact it is not a bed.

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And that's why the marks of that skin or the marks of the bed, the frame, the wooden frame, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was lying on had left or or or, or the the wooden frame has left some marks on the body of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, which also shows something else, which shows that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was lying on the bed, almost with his top uncovered because the Prophet sallallahu Sallam did not have so many clothes. So Han Allah, I don't know. I don't know how Bob also said I have looked at the house of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and I have not seen anything rude I mean something that you will be satisfied with in the house of who of the Prophet

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sallallahu wasallam. And that was in Medina when Islam started to spread all over the peninsula. And when Islam started to attack other great nations at that time, the superpowers and when Islam started to destroy the Persian Empire at that time, the life of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam at that time was what he was lying on that frame, wooden frame and he hasn't been

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Nothing in his house in one version of the Hadith Al Khattab said, I have not I have seen nothing except what except the bow of the prophet SAW Selim and a shield, that's all. So

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he was

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really touched by that reality that he has seen affected by that. So he started to drop his tears. And then he said Yasuda, la rasulillah, the Empire of the emperor of the Persians, and the king of the Romans, they are enjoying, whatever they are enjoying, and they have this wealth. They have this wealth, and the Arizona law, you have nothing, you have nothing. Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam summarize the reality of this life, the reality of the whole thing by saying to him, yeah, don't you be satisfied? If Allah Allah Allah gives them this life and Allah, Allah, Allah gives us the second life.

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That's all. This is the summary. And this summary can be mentioned or the summary can be seen in so many of the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. As you know, in one of their Hadith the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, no kind of dunya tada and da da da, da, da da minha Catherine Sharma Tama if the dunya is equal to a winged gopher mosquito, Allah Allah Allah wouldn't give a sip of water to a disbeliever Subhana Allah which means not which means what which means that because of the dunya, the value of the dunya is nothing in the eyes of Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah Allah is giving it to the disbelievers. Okay.

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This means what this means, my dear respected brothers and sisters, that we need to take from the dunya what helps us to achieve the highest place in Ghana, we need to take from this life, what gives us the most in the hereafter full stop, this is the summary of the whole lecture,

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we need to take from this life, what gives us the most in the Hereafter, okay. Now,

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this also means that this life is nothing but a means to the Hereafter, the real success is what is the success of the hereafter. Now, what can we take from the dunya, we should take it from the dunya what helps us to gain that success in the hereafter. So, as individuals and societies, as individuals and societies, what does that mean? It also means that, as individuals, we should be worried about what leads us or what gets what gives us the maximum in the Hereafter, we should not be worried about anything in the dunya for the sake of the donor,

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this is the this is the best scenario.

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This is the best form, this is the best model.

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And anything other than that model, either it is prohibited or it is a deception, that we would regret it on the hero in the hereafter. Either it is a Halloween, or maybe it is not a harem, but you are wasting your time. So we should take it from this dunya what leads us to the maximum in the hereafter?

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What does that mean? Let me just mention it again in a different way. me as an individual human beings,

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I need to eat and drink. In order to eat and drink. I need to work to get some money. How can I get to the money either I beg people or I work. I work in order to work in order to get money to feed myself. So if I work with the intention to feed myself and to stop myself from begging others because Allah hates those who beg, be careful with this intention, because Allah hates those who beg. And it is not a decent attitude for Muslim to beg people. So I need to work in order to work in order to live because Allah created me as a living being and it is haram upon me to harm myself. So working, working will be an act of a vida with this intention. And I can work in the dunya because

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now

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satisfying a goal in the era,

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okay, I need to get married me as a person I need to get married, whether we say that this person is a male or a female, let us talk about a male, myself, I need to get married. So in order to get married, I need to what to have to have more money in order to provide for my wife in order to go and propose to her in order for her family to accept to me, so I have to have a decent job for that purpose.

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Now, when I search for a decent job, and I want a decent job, if I do it with that intention, because I need to get married, because I need to preserve and protect my chastity, then that work is an act of a bother for me.

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Okay, we are moving slowly, slowly. Now, I might accept a small job and I might look for a better job, a better job will be will enable me to provide for my wife, so she doesn't need to bake or she doesn't need to take it from her family. So if I am looking for a decent job with that intention, that intention makes that job and my work towards that job, including my study as an act of a Bada, and I have to do it. Okay, later on, I got married, and I started to provide for my wife, my wife became pregnant, I have to improve maybe my situation in order to get more money in order to work in order to support my children. So I have to work maybe more to support my children. Okay, now, if I

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do this with that intention, then that work is considered to be bad as well. Okay. Later on, I had a child, I had to spend time with that child, I have to buy some toys for the child. So when I go looking for some toys for the child, and maybe I'm taking him with me or her with me to select a toy, in order for them to satisfy their childhood, in order for them not to go astray, that work that I am doing will be considered as an act of Riba.

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I hope that it is clear. So when I buy a toy for my child, I am paying money which might be considered as a soda. When I buy food for my wife, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, that will be a sadaqa and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was asked or said that they were Harmon Jessa Dr. B. Rahman, m facto, Allah Anik IO ma higher the prophet SAW Selim said they didn't have the money that you spent to support your wife is the best of those of those Durham's or or the best of this money because it is what it is and means to satisfy an end and the end is what to please Allah, Allah Allah by supporting your family and this is your immediate responsibility

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Okay, let us move. So, when I go and take my son for a fun or when I take my whole family for a fun, if I am doing it, to satisfy one of them, to help them to be righteous people in order for them to get into the agenda, then I am doing it as an act of a bada. Now, if I do it more, for no purpose, then I am wasting my time if I am doing it less and I am unable to meet the or to achieve the goal which is what to make them righteous people by spending on them by playing with them by enjoying time with them, if I am doing getting in, if I am doing get less, and as a result of this, they are going astray or you will be sinful.

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Okay, and then you can carry on. So this is the life of individuals. Now, as societies, we as a Muslim community, in the West, I'm not talking about the Muslim Ummah, I'm talking about the Muslim community. We have to work hard in order to establish ourselves as Muslim communities in the West in order to protect our identity in order to be able to worship Allah, Allah Allah in a good

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So in order to do this, we have to build the schools. So building the schools will be what will be an act of a Baba. So if some of us were involved in business in order to get money in order to finance the school, so their business with that intention on late is an act of a Bada, and they will be rewarded for it.

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Okay, let us move forward, we, as a Muslim community, we need some representatives. And we need those representatives to take part may be in the parliament or in the political process. So if we have some of the young people educated and studying politics, and may be involved in some political activities, and later on promoted to be our MPs, or our representatives before the government, this, if you take it in isolation from that, from its purpose will be a waste of time. But if you talk it, if you take it within the right context, it will be an act of Eva,

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is it clear, it will be an act of a bother. So our involvement in the political process with that intention will be an act of a bother. And the summary is as individuals, whether males or females, when the wife, for example, looks after her husband goes maybe, or into the marketplace, in order to buy the best clothes for her husband. She wants to wear clothes, to please her husband, to look maybe beautiful for her husband to satisfy the needs for her husband. That why is she while she's shopping in order to get the best clothes for her husband, that is an act of adada, whenever she cooks a new deal for her husband, and she knows that maybe her husband finds it really nice, then

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that is considered to be an act of a battle for her when she's doing this. For her father, it is an act of love as well, when she is doing it for her siblings, it is an act of a bother as well, and so on. Okay, so this is Tanya, but because of the intention, it became an act of a dad. This is what they're individuals, as communities, we need to protect our identity. And we need to flourish in whatever we do, whether on a social level, on a political level on a financial level, in order to achieve this, it will be considered as an act of a bad as well. So while the person is doing some political activities, he might be doing an act of Eva. The last thing is we as a Muslim community,

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part of the Muslim ummah. So when we become politically active, in order to support our brothers and sisters in Syria, in order to support our own plot, whatever we do, whether we write, whether we become politically active, whether we go in demonstrations, or marches, or do any other activism, then that is considered to be a part of Eva. With that in mind with that intention. As you can see, my dear respected brothers and sisters, this summary is what the prophet sallallahu wasallam said, that I am nothing but a passer by passed by a tree, I need to continue my journey until the final destination. The final destination is that here after in order to go to that final destination, I

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need to what to rest in order to take some provisions and to be ready to continue that journey. So if I do it, and I am asked to take that provision, not less, not more, in order to what to achieve my final destination, then my presence in under that tree, my temporary presence under 33 is considered to be as an act of Nevada, not more, not less. I hope that I have clarified this controversial topic in a very simple way. I asked a lot Delilah to accept it from us. I asked Allah, Allah to guide us to the best I ask Allah, Allah Allah to forgive our shortcomings was Allah

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Salem, Oregon in Vienna, Mohammad Shafi