40 Ahadith of Imam An-Nawawi 31 – The True Meaning of Zuhd
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Today we are starting with Hadith number 31
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The hadith is narrated by Abdullah Abbas Sahib inside a Saudi and Saudi Arabian law one
and then came to the Prophet of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and said O Messenger of Allah, guide me to an act,
which if I do, it will cause Allah to love me, and the people who love me. He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, renounce the world and Allah will love you and renounce what people possess and people will love you. This is a hassle Hadith, narrated by imam of no magic.
The Narrator This hadith is a companion of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam by the name of Sahel inside Ben Malik bin Khalid bin Thada bin harita bin Ahmed bin Hassan bin CIDA bin tab bin al Hassan aside
he is commonly known as Sahal been sub Assadi Radi Allahu Taala and
the scholars differ in opinion regarding his Kuhnian as we see him I'm nowhere with Allahu Allah He favors the opinion that is Konya is Ebola Abbas. Therefore when introducing him he mentioned and a bill Abbas Wakita. Abuja here in the second opinion is that his cornea is actually a boo yah, yah.
He met the Prophet sallallahu Adi he was seven he was a companion of the Prophet Allah when he was seven. He was young when the prophets of Allah who had even said have passed away, and Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed him with a very long life, you know, eight minutes behind he narrates in his mighty for the Sahaba while who Yama trophy and the visa Allahu alayhi wa sallam from SATA Ashura Sanditon, that when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam passed away, he was 15 years old.
And regarding him, he says, After your Sahaba T Moulton Bill Medina, he was ALLAH Sahabi to pass away in Madina, Munawwara
Abdullah Haman Bina Abbas who was actually the
the grandson, the grandson of sad and sad, sad. He says that my grandfather when he was born
father named him sad that named his son Son. He actually named him hasn't gone it isn't who hasn't. For summer who Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa salam Salam. When the child was born, the child was presented to the Prophet Allah. The Prophet said along it was set up saw this child he was still young, you know, not immediately after birth, but the child is still young. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked what the child's name was, and he said, my name is Hassan. And hasn't means grief, sorrow. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam didn't like that name, because without any doubt, names have an impact on the individual. And if this name was going to have any impact on
the individual, it wasn't going to be a good one because the meaning was sorrow and grief. Therefore, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam changed his name to seven. Now one thing to note here.
If there's a name that a person has that holds a bad meaning, or doesn't hold a positive meaning, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in many narrations, as you can find in the books of Hadith change those names. If a person's name for example was harmful, meaning this person's name was to do with war, or if the preference of the person had a name. And there are so many examples of this, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will change those names. But this doesn't mean that every time someone accepts Islam that their name needs to be changed. If the name has a good meaning, it can be kept. If it has a neutral meaning again, it can be kept only only and only that time a name should
be changed if it has a meaning that's negative and does not have a positive impact on the personality of the individual. So here's an example the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam changed his name. Sal had been sad his father's side of the Allahu Anhu was also a companion of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam. You remember the heavy rock with Allahu Allah regarding this father says what kinda abou Homido Sahaba Allah the two foofy hired in the visa Allahu alayhi wa sallam. His father was also a companion who passed away during the life of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, even sad, narrating this stuff apart. While talking about Sal's father who's whose name is
sock. He's actually talking about his father and shares his story very briefly. He says that Joe has a salad of nomadic in Lyon Raja Isla budhan. That sad when Malik he prepared himself for the battle of brother for money law matter. And he became sick and he passed away before the battle the brother from all the old poverty he in the daddy Bonita is when he highlights the exact location of where his grave is, for a lot about our hook. Falabella who Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa salam beside me he wants you to he and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam allotted for him a portion from the battle. And also, Allah subhanho wa Taala rewarded him for his participation in the battle even
though he didn't because he passed away before the battle. Now this narration is narrated by even sod. However, even Saudi himself then raises an objection against this narration and and also answers it he says him passing away on the way to the battlefield is something that there is no objection to. However, I'm not a suit allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as Hama Allahu be bad fever didn't Felisa Danika without, however, the claim that he was given a portion from the spoils of war, after the Battle of butter, this is an established laser with that there is no authentication to this. While I'm here we are I don't remember our Mahasi and there is not a scholar of history, those
who actually share the details of the expeditions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who make any mention of this that his name is amongst those who are given a portion from the spoils of the Battle of button. Well, I'm also the author of our Muhammad Yunus half wobbu Masha, let me have cruzada Malik. Well, I even know who saw the Mossad, female shahada in the home button. And when you look at the names of the great scholars of Sita, be it Musa and Akbar or Muhammad Yunus hawk or others, they make no mention of his name as those who participated in the Battle of brother, and neither do they mentioned his name amongst those who are given a portion or a lot of a portion by
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So then he closes off if Assad closes off this discussion by saying, Well, I don't know who got into Jahaz little Rouge fermata formula Malik. What we seem to be most apparent and obvious is that he was preparing himself for the battle. But in the process of preparing himself, that's when he passed away. He did not make it to the battle, and neither did he receive any portion. Salomon saw the society.
There are many people who narrate from him. One of the most common narrators from him is actually his son, Abbas. Similarly Abu Hassan Raj, Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman bin Harshman. Do Bab even Shabbos Zuri Yeah, hi Ivan. Mamoon al hugger me and
Salam inside a Saudi Radi Allahu Taala and have gone through multiple marriages in his life. There's always a solution Assad and Hamza Asha Imran
while you're while MF will have Ramanathan walima INFICON. If he had this room in Malta Alacati he, fella Maharajah, we're talking Allahu wa Paula K for Anthea, will Abbas. He wants to terminate a gathering in some of his divorced wives were there. And when he was leaving the gathering, some of them stood by the door and they said, How's it going?
How's it going? That's just the end of that narration. He narrates when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
as narrated in the philosophy, that the Hebrew he will command that he narrates 188 a Hadith from the Prophet sallallahu audio so, as we have with us today, out of which it the Fatah Li, upon which Bukhari and Muslim married 28 a hadith
if not, Abdullah Baro shares the story of the last part of his life. He says I'm not a solid Mossad, Hatha adorable Hajaj. Allah subhanahu wa taala prolong the life of Salomon sad aside until the point that he lived under the rule of Hajaj, one put in a bit he and he was tested by her Jasmine use of Jasmine Yusuf was a famous blowby general who was known for being an oppressor and he did not distinguish in his oppression between us a hobby or a non Sam vackra HillWalker the yo yo Paula fi sanity sanity arbeiten was serene and whilst it he and others have also narrated this and they said that this occurred in the year 74 After hitting them out of southern geography Salat Mossad you need
to either Darla who had judgment needs to have summoned Sahal been set aside he Radi Allahu taala. And, and his intention of summoning was summoning him was
to disgrace him to put him down.
Bala hijab said to him, when when finally sad when South came and they were standing in front of one another hijab said to Simon sod, Mama are coming neutrality Ameerul Momineen Earthman after Othmar the Allah one was killed, why didn't you stand up to defend off Monterey alone one Why didn't you get involved to seek revenge on his behalf?
So Sahil said Carla, but fine too. I didn't do that. And all the Sahaba did anyone that assumes that Allah Allah one was not involved with seeking revenge on behalf of automatically Allah one has missed the whole point. All the Sahaba we were all involved the only thing is that we all different in it's not we all some of us different in the positions how we're going to deal with this situation.
So hijab certain character you have light from Robbie Heath, a hottie Matthew allottee. He then commanded his men to arrest him. And then after that they they placed a seal on his neck, they would heat up these hot metal rods and they would seal people for Fatima if you're unhappy while holding Ivan fee or not the Aniston Mallika, the Hola, Juan Hata what are the Kitab Abdul Malik Fie, or Fatima via the jabber, we read the LA Hui Danica and yesterday about humaneness there is no minimum. And this was done with other companions to they would do this to try to disgrace them, leave some sort of a mark on them so that people would avoid these people and they would not benefit from them.
But leaving a mark on us a hobby of the prophets of Allah Honee was set on his body does not change that person from being a Sahabi. And people continue to benefit from them and narrators continue to narrate from them.
I will hazard narrates from his teacher. So I had been sad that I had been sad said when I die and if I die, there will be no one left amongst you who can say that they heard directly from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam because I will be that last chain between the Sahaba and the tabby own. He was alas a hobby to pass away in Madina Munawwara from the companions.
The scholars differ in opinion on which in which year he passed away there are two opinions, the first the opinion of Ubuntu 18 and also a body that he passed away in Senath amounting with Somalian whatsoever with the money that he passed away in your ad after him.
And another group of scholars many of them hold the opinion that he actually passed away in the year 91 after him. So if you look in the book look into the books like Wi Fi and in which they gather the the the birth and death dates of the scholars of the past. You'll find his name both in 91 and you'll also find his his date of death date
registered in the year 88 After him as well. But now we come to the Hadith itself.
Before we go into the mutton, the text of the Hadith, a quick discussion on the Senate on the chain the authenticity of this particular Hadith
Mmm No, we don't want Allahu Ali narrates his Hadith and at the end of it, he said have you been Hasson and Allah? No magic. It is a hassle narration hasn't been a good narration and it is narrated by even magic even after a
while, commentating on this issue
sorry if Roger humbling if Roger humbly while commentating on this issue. He says, Well, I've got a chef Rahim Allah, and it's another who hasn't. And indeed the chef, many people I've never worked with Allahu Allah. He says, that the chain of this hadith is good. Well, he that he cannot. However, there seems to be an element that needs to be studied even further. When we look at this particular Hadith, finding the hadith of Ramadan al Quraishi, an ummah we because the narrator of this chain Khalid bin Ahmed al Quraishi, an ummah we
call Luffy Hill Imam Ahmed Imam, Ahmed Mohammed Allahu Allah said regarding him, Moon covered Hadith. We'll call Mr. Ratan Lisa B FIFA Imam Muhammad Muhammad Muhammad Allahu Allah said he is the narrator who's narrations cannot be accepted. And not only is there in my humble here, there are many scholars of Hadith who actually criticize this particular Narrator Khalid bin Ahmed.
There are other narrations that give aid that deliver a similar message. However, all of those narrations have some sort of a weakness in them. For example, what do you have a hadith been watching Alfa Musa, the same narration is also narrated from another chain, but even there, it's medicine. And for simplicity sake, this is simplified what Marissa is Musa means that the chain is not continuous. There's something missing in the chain. There's inputs out there, there's a discontinuity inside the chain. The mama don't humble was asked regarding this particular narration and when he heard this have you had fits in yalikavak Allah, He said La Ilaha illa Allah meaning
whatever, he was amazed by the narration. But before accepting the narration, he then asked, Who are the people who narrate it and they started narrating the names but when he came to this name cottage phenomena
and coming up with the law Hollywood quiet in the student asked Jeff, why are you quiet? He said the reason is because this person whose name you mentioned hotter than amo, he is someone who's Hadith we don't accept he and then he shared some language on him. Some others referred to him as confab. Some refer to him, you know with heavy language that his narrations are not acceptable.
However, the meaning of this hadith even though the chains are questionable, the meaning of this hadith is absolutely sound. What this hadith is conveying the message of this hadith can easily be supported by many ayat of the Quran, and many a Hadith of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, if I were to just list those, if the Quran that support the theme of this message of the Hadith, it would be a long list. Similarly, if someone were to list the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that support the theme, the message of this particular Hadith, it would be a very long list. This hadith in reality, is inviting mankind and human beings to two things, two things but there's
no matter how the Hadith Allah will see you attain or the Mateen the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is advising people of two great things. What are they?
One of the two is one of the two is a Zulu outfit. Dunya Withania Zulu female fee alienness. The first thing the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was telling us to do is to maintain restrain abstinence from the world, from worldly pleasures from worldly distractions. And the second thing to refrain restraint and to abstain from that which is in the hands of people meaning wealth, while people show desire in turn away from that. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave this advice in response to a question actually, and the Sahaba his question was a messenger of Allah guide me to an act that if I do it, Allah will love me, and the people will also love me. I wish to be loved by
Allah and I wish to also be loved by people. And in response to that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught him the lesson of still
being self sufficient, not being reliant on the world and its pleasures, and not to constantly drool over what people have and the possessions they have learned to live a life of respect. Learn to prioritize, learn to abstain, hold yourself back even though your heart wants it doesn't mean you should have it. You know, my kids say that sometimes but about I want it. Can I please have it but um, I really wanted and I always say to them better, that everything you want is something you should have. There are many things that you'll want in their life.
You can't have them and neither should you have them they're actually bad for you. Here the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa Salam is opening up the discussion of zoom. So right off the bat, we see, first and foremost, something I've highlighted in many classes before, but just because it's also in this hadith, and it's very apparent, and that's how the Hadith opens. It only makes sense that we make mention of it here. The beautiful questions of the companions, and how they were eager to ask beautiful things, broad questions, meaningful questions, oh messenger of Allah guide me to an action Allah Emmalyn an action one thing, guide me to a thing that will make me beloved to Allah, and will
make me beloved to the people and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam guides him to that one thing, and that one thing that's repeated in both parts of the hadith is Zod. What is the word Zod?
It will follow Ferris and others they say the muda or the try literal skeleton. The core root of this word is within three letters. Azhagu Well, ha oh, what does
Zara ha in that? When you put them together you'll have Zaha or you'll have Zoltan zadan
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Allah kill that alkylated equally shape. And when defining this word in the forest says that it means minimizing something or having a little of something, the word so that means to abstain again, minimize what's little suffice with that Yehuda joaillerie emammal Joe hurry, along with data says a Zulu philosopher Rafa, that Zoom is the opposite of Rafa. Rafa means to be inclined towards something, it means to be attracted for something. And zoom is the opposite of that, to not be inclined to something to actually push away from it to keep away from it.
is still on, technically, there are many definitions given to Zod. So many that again, if I were to list them, it would be a long list. A few I will present in front of you. One opinion that the scholars have given regarding the definition of zoo when they say zoo is to have dislike for the dunya. And you turn away from it, to have dislike for the dunya. And to turn away from it. Now you'll notice
there's going to be a constant reference of dunya in today's talk, and later on ahead, I will give a definition to this and I will explain it even further. But for now we're going to keep this word dunya in its place, and later on in the class, I'll expand a little on it who are building the dunya well Ravana it is to dislike to have a dislike for the dunya and to turn away from
another group of scholars they say who are third Kurata dunya kala Bandera Hottel Afra it is to leave comfort in this world while seeking for comfort in the hereafter.
So you'll see here now, there is an element of comfort that's being negated what you need to take it, what's comfort, stay away from it. Because once you start getting involved in comfort, once you start living with luxury,
it'll suck you in like a vacuum that dunya will. And before you know it, you're gone. People are spending $15,000 on a mattress. You know, that's enough to buy a car, a good car, you know, that's rent for a year for some of us $15,000 on a mattress, and that's from what I've heard it goes much higher than that. People once you get involved with luxury, a car that's $20,000 that should get you through your life now becomes $100,000 car to $100,000 car, you know the suit goes from being $100 suit to 1000s of dollars, everything increases and now there's a price tag that you're working towards because you want that luxury, and there is no end to luxury. There's no end to it at all.
Hence the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to me other than the German, the young, naive companion from Madina, Munawwara who's being sent to Yemen big hustle bustle city. He's being sent to New York City. He's sending him to Yemen. And he says to him Yeah, ma Jacoba Tana, Fen Eva de la mesa Ville, Montana in Omaha avoid a life of luxury. Because a true servants of Allah. They don't enjoy the luxury in this dunya they save it for the hereafter.
and other scholars, they define Zohar by saying
it is for you to empty your heart from everything as it is for you to empty your heart.
It is for you to empty your heart with the love from the love of that which is in your head. So anything you you possess the dollar that you possess the card
You possess the house you possess, to empty your heart from the love of that. You can have it, you can use it, but just don't fall in love with it. That's the definition of Zoho, also given in favor of him or her along with data, while defining the term Zoho, he said, In Zoho that indeed, Zohar is several colored men water it dunya will offer the he female Nazareth Africa, that indeed, Zohar is a journey of the heart suffered. It's a journey of the heart. Right off the bat, what we learn in real time is saying Zola is to do with the internal element of the internal aspect. It's the internal it's the heart of the human being. It's not necessarily an external representation. Some people they
think that Zoho has to wear scruffy clothes, to wear clothes that have holes in them to not take a shower. Do you think abstinence means that you live that rough rugged life, and here will tell you that I am a hula hoop that I say that it's suffered or
it's actually a journey of the heart. There may be a person who wears rugged clothes and has doesn't have good garments to put on. But they don't have Zohan because their heart yearns for the worldly pleasures. And there may be another person who has all the world has a lot of money, millions of dollars, hundreds of 1000s of dollars, but their heart doesn't really yearn for it. It doesn't really affect them. It doesn't keep them going. It doesn't stop them from their salon. It doesn't stop them from Tilawat on from Saturday, they do what they do in terms of their work because it's something they do, but their hearts beat for the sake of Allah. Their soul exists because Allah
created it. And that's what they wish to use their soul for living and dying and worshipping. Just and just for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada.
Man, many scholars have actually published and written books on Zook, some of the earliest scholars in our Islamic history and tradition. For the likes, like like the examples of Abdullah bin Mubarak, he wrote a famous book called Kitab czar, very beautiful heart softening book. Similarly, Imam Ahmed Rahmatullahi Ali Imam waqia, along with Elijah Ali, another and others, they have all published books on get on the chapter of Zod.
The neffs of the human being the inner lower self of the human being longs to live in this world.
And it wishes to stay in this world forever.
And the reason is because we've put so much time and effort into this dunya
and we've put so little in for the next abode, that the heart just isn't ready to move on. We want to stay.
But Allah subhanahu wa taala has made it such that no human being will stay in this world forever. That's why when shaytaan was trying to delude and full of malice, robbing how Alehissalaam he made a promise. He made a promise to them that if they ate from the tree they will live for eternity. Because enough's inclined, it's inclined presented desires it who wants to leave their nice house who wants to leave their nice car, who wants to leave a nice air conditioner heated home. Everyone likes having their morning coffee, beautiful garments, nice education. You know, everyone loves their club and their gym, and their parties and their vacations, and their water parks and theme
parks. Everyone likes the luxury that we have. But as a believer, for us, it's very important to realize that all these luxuries and pleasures that we see around us, they're all absolutely temporary. Allah subhanaw taala mentioned this again and again in the Quran. Allah Subhana Allah says in surah Allah verse number 16 and 17 by the Tutsi ruler, higher the dunya while also not too high, no other con, you will give preference to the life of this world. However, the hereafter is much better for you and it's everlasting. Well I would call Allah subhanaw taala mentioned in surah, Allah and 567 to redo and out of the dunya of Allah will you read the last era you wish to work for
small lowly pleasures of this world? The possessions of this world while Allah subhana wa Tada wishes gender for you Allah wishes the hereafter for you. Allah subhanaw taala tells us of the story of Tharun in Surah classes 79 and 84 Harada Allah told me he zenity He came out to the people and all of his wealth bought in Lavina you need to earn higher to dunya those who live for worldly pleasures and would drool at materialistic, materialistic possessions. They said Yeah, later on Mithila moutier rule in a rule of 218. Only if we had what padrone has, sometimes you're invited to a party or a dinner, you pull up to the house. Can you see the house and what do you tell yourself?
Only if I had this house only if I had this car, you know only if I had x, y and z you see what other people have in the dunya and you're
Hart is inclined right away.
They also sat on the soft phone and as well you know how they have those shows on TV where celebrities flaunt their homes, they show their homes off to people that I have a basketball court in my home and I have a two layer garage in my home and the people watching those shows and watching those houses and cars what do they think immediately? Yeah later yeah, yeah later and now with nama oto Michael Jordan in the whole level have been Alim only if I was given just as Michael Jordan was given. I mean, you have to have a lot of wealth if you lose $200 million in just one divorce. Then you have to have a lot of heart to get married again two years later, I met with Dr. Tyrell in the
Hulagu Have there been
however ever caught into that you know,
welcome for love Allah. He fatale Lehmann Armando Amina saleha and the people have knowledge on the soft coral and parading with his mouth and people drooling at seeing as both the people have and the people of knowledge. The righteous said, why the Quran will you be destroyed? The word the reward that Allah has stored in the hereafter is much better for those who do good deeds. Heydo Lehmann Amina Mohammed Salah is much better for those who believe and those who do good deeds.
Similarly, Allah subhanaw taala says in Surah Rod 26 Well funny who will hire dunya woman hire to dunya Phil Alfetta de la Mata Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah Nisa 77 polymetallic dunya Kali what? to Pharaoh lemon taka Allah to LaMattina and there are so many other verses are Allah subhana wa, tada constantly reminds us that don't be fooled by worldly pleasures. This is not the end of it. Everything you see around you is a facade. It's a mirage, you can run to the world thinking that there will be a day in your life where you will be content, because wealth somehow provides contentment, but it doesn't go to the wealthiest people in the world. And they'll tell you that.
It's not all that it's all just hype. It didn't give them what they were looking for. It might provide temporary or temporary, temporary, temporary
pleasure in this dunya. It might provide temporary pleasure in this dunya. But in the long run, it doesn't provide solutions to problems. It doesn't provide true contentment. If a person is looking for contentment and wealth, and then worldly pleasures, you'll never find it there. You can get one degree two degrees, three degrees. If you're not doing it for something more than money, you won't find pleasure at the end of it. There has to be a reason a cause that you wake up every morning something you're trying to accomplish, you know for the pleasure of Allah subhanahu methodic and once your reasoning is right, you will find the energy to do anything in the world.
Allah Subhana Allah says in surah Hadith,
very powerful verse, Allah subhana wa that says, No matter hieratic dunya la Egon wala one was Xena to Ottawa who Romania come with a Catherine Phil Amalia will overlap with Tisha fear of money while commentating on this idea. He said
that this particular idea
is one of the greatest gifts Allah subhanho wa Taala gave to the Ummah in the Quran.
Before we even lived our lives, Allah subhanahu wa Tada tells us, this is how your life is typically going to look like. Either you can take heed, and change the course of your life and make something of it. Or you can ignore all the reminders in the Quran. And this is where your life is going to take you.
The verses revealed how many years ago 1400 years ago, and you look at the world around you and everyone literally fell for it.
Everyone you see, fell into what the Quran mentioned 1400 years ago. Yeah, let me know. I've never had to dunya that your life simply is divided into three parts of Fisher fiat money says life is divided into three segments. Each segment then is broken down into two parts. So you have one, A and B, two A and B three. A N.
D, the first phase. never hire to Daniella Ebola. It's playtime. It's where you just entertain yourself. You enjoy yourself. However, he strikes a difference between life and love. He says life is that play which has no purpose to it. And law who is that play which has a purpose to it? There's a three year old kid. He's playing with a Jack in the Box or two year old kid was playing with a Jack in the Box. They wind it down, close the lid. Press the button, it jumps up and they lock hahaha. What does the kid do right after that again,
winds it down again. Now if you were to go to the kid after five minutes and say, Why are you doing this? What's the purpose? What are you getting out of your life? That
kid will probably swing his hand on your face and try to slap you get on my face I'm enjoying myself let me have a good time. Kind of like parents who buy their kids that yes play bus toy from Mecca, Medina is keep spinning in circles. Yeah, play. After five minutes, you're getting a headache yourself. Oh my God, why did I buy this toy?
Now if you ask that kid, why are you playing with it? What's the purpose? They have no answer because they're just doing it for the sake of doing it. But then what happens is now that kid that three year old kid, if that kid had the ability to express how they felt, they would tell you that they have figured out life. There's only one thing to do in this dunya and it's called Jack in the Box. Everything else everyone else is lost. I just don't get it. Why my dad works all day. Why my mom cooks all day. Why my brother is stressed why my why my sister is putting on so much makeup that she looks like a clown doesn't understand anything or anyone right now this person has figured out
in life. And what's life to this person?
Go ahead, guys.
Yeah, tell you about your labor. That's life. Actually, that's a good life. So Jack in the Box.
Then you progressed from there. And you reach be of stage one. Let her go to allow love, he says is play with meaning.
What that means is, now this eight year old kid comes back home. After playing basketball for a full day. I have no idea how kids do it. They play basketball for eight hours, seven hours, we adults can't go on the treadmill for 30 minutes. And even that we're slowing it down to speed to that's not even treadmill anymore. You might as well go to sleep on the treadmill. You're gonna go on to
playing for seven, eight hours that kid comes home.
The parents, they see the kid and they say that the child that you know your younger brother, he's playing with the jack in the box. Why don't you go out and play with them? The kid says Mom, Dad, I don't have time for that. I have bigger things. I gotta work on my crossover. I gotta work on my feet. My feet away. I gotta look, I gotta work on my three pointer. You know, because I have to become something now there's a purpose behind the play. What's interesting is that this child who's saying that I don't have time for the jack in the box, guess whose toy that was five years ago.
This kid is eight years old now when he was three years old guess when he was playing with?
Not Come on guys. If you're from immigrant family, your parents didn't buy you toys. You got to hand me downs. Okay. So he's playing with the same toy that his brother was playing with. And it's interesting because this five years ago, when he was three years old, what did he think I figured out life. There's only one thing to do, and it's Jack in the Box. But as you grow, you find new things and you go to new things. And now he thinks what I need to do in life is just play basketball. And you really get that fade away shot. And when he looks back at his past what he did five years ago, there's regret remorse and you feel like you wasted your life. You see the facade,
the Bilasa the eloquence of this idea that every time you look back, what do you think?
I can't believe this kid is wasting his time sitting there playing with a Jack in the Box. Every time he looks forward, what does he think? Everyone else is lost. Nobody knows what they're doing. And when you look at where you are in life, you think you figured it out. Then you graduate from phase. From the first stage to the second stage, Xena tune with a Fahad on vainikolo Where now becomes about beauty and comparison competing with other people, Xena tune. Now, this young 1516 year old person young man starts realizing that there are different types of haircuts you can actually get, you don't only get the haircut that your parents tell you or your sisters telling you
or your brothers telling you, you start you start venturing into different haircuts. You start matching your garments now, you realize that you know digital watches are no longer and you need a o'clock hand watch you know whatever it is you start building some style and class in yourself. But after you beautify yourself now when you're beautifying yourself again, you think this is it in life, it's all about beautifying yourself, go on social media, and go on YouTube. And if you see these these makeup videos, the numbers of views are ridiculous. And I'm not talking about like you know the standard I don't watch them. Disclaimer. Disclaimer. You guys are looking at me I don't
But he's some of these makeup videos are silly. How to look like an anime character.
Everyone's trying to they're posting on pictures of their attempt of how how they're trying to become cartoon characters. Everyone's trying to become anime.
You there's this obsession with beauty obsession with beauty. People think that beauty is where it's at artificial beauty. And the interesting thing is that people will go to whatever limit they have to to beautify themselves. It'll start with a little makeup. It'll start with combing your hair, applying some oil using soap and deodorant. Like it'll start with these basic things. And then before you know it, people are Falaise a year and a half Allah, they're changing things up. That I think I'd be more beautiful. If my nose was a little this way and
They're, you know, you started the surgery, I'd be more beautiful if my lips were a little bit more puffier you know, an injection and injection in the cheek and injection here and injection their injection here injection there. And I have a friend who, who actually provides these injections and he does these cosmetic surgeries he was telling me with the sob you'd be amazed how many surgeries I do. Everyone's trying to change the their body. And they aren't content with the way Allah created them. Many of these people, I'm looking at their healthy people, they're good, like they have nothing wrong, someone has some form some sort of a deformity that's different. Someone has some
sort of a handicap, some sort of an accident. That's even even the foot behind the jurists are okay with that. But for the sake of doing it just because the next guy is doing it, you know, people walk into the dentist office and they say, I want this smile and they painted a picture. There's nothing wrong with their teeth, nothing's wrong with their jaw and nothing's wrong with their mouth at all. It's actually very good. Right? But what do they say I want look at the level of discontent that people have. Zenith, Zenith and zenith, just lost in beauty, trying to find new ways to beautify themselves, ripping the sterile skin off and drooling their skin, piercing their skin, coloring the
skin, you know, all whatever can be done. And then some people get so discontented with their, with the way Allah has created them that people have gone as far as even changing their gender. I'm no longer happy with the gender that I'm with. So I'm gonna go ahead and change that to
Xena. And then what happens is, once a person does accomplish that beauty, they're not content Remember, there is no contentment in this dunya it's all a facade. It's all a mirage, Castle Robin beauty artinya some of them Allah ma Elijah, who let me just share like a person who was in a desert, and he's a mirage. He runs because that's his only source of water. When he arrives there what happens hot day that Joe, let me get you to share. There's no water that's a mirage. There's nothing there. You think that somehow beauty is going to make you beautiful, but what's going to happen? How many models are there? How many of these beauty fashionista YouTubers are there? Who
said that after living this life of constantly being obsessed with their image and taking pictures and and posting them and looking for that perfect self that in reality doesn't exist? How many of them at the end of it have faced depression and said, I just can't believe I did it for that many years. You know, there are so many cases where people it's like they have their special Dasani moment, what have I been doing with my life? I can't believe I wasted so much of my life, pleasing a world that I'll never be pleased with me.
However, when a person does accomplish that beauty, they then go into the next part of Phase Two be the follow on vehicle. What is the path for American
you have a nice car.
It does good on the gas mileage clean car has good speed. Eventually, at some point, Evie Corolla will reach 80 miles an hour, you know, so it's a good car. Now what happens though is that your you pull out one day and you're sitting in your car, the traffic light. And the person next to you Come hit your buddy pulls up next to you in a nice, you know, whatever sports car people like these days, and he runs his engine room, and you rev your engine in the Corolla he goes don't there's no noise.
The race cars knock guys already in, you know, across the country and you're still crossing the line. What you have is good, though. Note here, a part of this analogy in order for this analogy to be correct. What did we say what you have is, it's good. The only problem is it's just not the same as that person has. And it's this desire of constant competition that pulls you back. You have to upgrade you have to upgrade. You're so obsessed with that phase in life that you forget about everyone. You have young men and young women who are trying to buy fancy shmancy cars on loans, while not paying attention to the loans that the parents have been carrying, to get them through
education for so many years. The loan the father has been trying to pay off for his home rather than contributing to that you're wasting your money in some foolish car. Rather than helping your mother pay off her medication bills are helping your siblings pay off their education bills are helping your mom and dad to buy new shoes finally, are helping the neighbor out helping out some refugees. You know, I'm not trying to guilt anyone here or shame anyone. But there are priorities in life that we have to appreciate and understand. Rather than contributing to society, we become so self centered, that all I want is myself. I don't want anything else and I don't care about anything
else. I don't care about anyone else. And that money is just being burned away, just being burned away. You know, one of the big differences between wealthy people in the world and people who try to be wealthy is wealthy people know how when to spend.
Right. They know when to spend, they know how to spend. As for those of us who are trying to be wealthy, we just tried to imitate the wealthy by living their lifestyle.
If we don't know how to spend, we don't know when to spend, and we live the poor man's life for the rest of our existence. You know, unfortunately, the phospholamban competition, you look at the world around you. And at some point, you ask yourself, Who who did this magic, like the greatest magicians of our time live, the greatest magicians in the history of mankind live today. And they hide behind the magic of marketing.
Whoever thought that people would continue to buy iPhones and Samsung galaxies is every year what happens? It's a new S, it's a new number that goes up. The truth is, if you were to compare the product that sold this year with a product that was sold two years ago, is there really a significant difference? I'm telling you, there isn't. There was a there was a time in my life where I was buying the new Samsung phone, you know, every time it came out, I would go look at it. We'll check it out, check out the specs, watch the YouTube videos, look at people who had it and then see if I wanted to buy it or not. And I kept doing that. And I kept flushing down 700 others. And I
asked myself at some point, I don't understand what's the big deal. Why am I doing this. And one particular year I said, You know what, I want a phone that has a big screen, I'm gonna get a note. And I stuck with a note five and I hit the break on buying new phones, I said I'm not going to buy another one. And subhanAllah as soon as I last agreed to buy the next phone, I finally became content with my current phone.
This is something that I'm going to photography along with actually says, and I'll cover it at the end. He actually says that when you stop when you put a hold on your greed. That's the day you actually set yourself free. The day you put a hold on you agreed that you pull it back you you rein it in. That's Enough Enough is enough.
What the fast food on what the Catherine film worry about the last phase, the Catherine Phil Amalia will hold out, all you're trying to do is increase wealth in this last phase, you don't want to spend any more you'll realize people when they get older, they lose their desire to spend. All they want to do is increase, increase, increase.
One hour live and all they want to do is increase their family. And the person continues to live this particular lifestyle in this circle searching and running from one station to the next from one fat to the next fat. Until what happens when they father is sitting with a sudden having coffee. And while they're having coffee together. He drops the mug from his hand. All they can hear is his heart thumping. He falls to the side to some people picks up the phone calls 911 They load them onto a stretcher in the ambulance, to take him to the hospital, about to take him into heart surgery for surgery. And the father holds his son's hand and he says to his son My dear son, in my life, I
always thought I had figured things out. And every time I move forward, I realize that I had to waste the previous part of my life and every time I move forward I realized I had waste the previous part of my life. And today as I waste as I transition from this dunya to the next my last advice to you is don't follow my steps and don't waste your life. Yeah number one number two dunya live on Allah Herman was in tune with the fasudil may not come with a car thrown fit and Wiley will
fish if you have money says one of the greatest favors from Allah was this ayah Allah laid out in front of us what happens in a typical life right from the get go? However now we have a choice to rebel against shaytaan and live an alternative life. One
A Sabu Illa mafia rotten Merapi calm where you come to Allah subhana wa Tada will you seek Allah's forgiveness where you earn your agenda, and that very same sort of Hadith Allah subhanaw taala talks about that to
the province that Allahu Allah He was so this idea of abstaining and showing disinterest in for worldly pleasures is itself. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentions the importance of Zeus in many a hadith. Even to me the document Allahu Allah narrates a particular Hadith that also narrated by Imam imagine from Ahmedabad grafted on units been helpless. And the reason hola Annie and be an abuse of Allah Allah wa salam, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Zuid Fidelia meaning abstinence isn't about making everything haram or making a wasted or it's not about wasting your money. Zoo is actually about you trusting what Allah has determined for you more than what your own
personal abilities are. You lose interest in your own efforts and you rely more on Allah subhanaw taala
Well, I can as to how to do for dunya Allah Akula be mafia DECA otaku, Mafia dilla that you rely on Allah subhanaw taala Allah subhanho wa Taala will take care of my affairs. This is Zun a person who came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, instead of a messenger of Allah who has the most Zod man as hiddenness who has the most droid the promise of Allahu Allah still
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man lamb yen Sal Cobra well Billa Hatanaka Xena to dunya well Alpha Kappa Alpha Rama yep column if na wala Mia hadn't mean a yummy he was then epsa, hoomin and Mota, that a person who has the head is one who doesn't forget the grave and the decomposition of the body who abandons worldly pleasures, a person who gives preference to that which will remain over that which will perish meaning the hereafter over this world. Well, I thought, oh my God am I ethna who is always preparing for the next day, and conspired the NAFSA who Minal Mota and considers himself already amongst the dead. My time to leave this world is very close. Nobody knows when they're going to leave, you can leave I
can leave anyone can leave any day. Every day we hear some news. This today, one of my friends was telling me that there were some young people who were driving a car and they hit a tree and a young man passed away throw him a hula shahada inshallah you know, nobody knows when their life will come to an end.
I will hit enter the Allah Juan says the prophets of Allah hottie he will set himself lay something that's rotting out of the way I can do.
What I can never say nothing. Enough's, that wealth is not about having a lot of it. wealthiness is not about how much money you have which area neighborhood you live in. wealthiness is actually more about the state of the heart you have. There are poor people who don't have a lot of wealth but they're wealthy. And there are some wealthy people that are beggars that always remain poor for the rest of their lives because their heart is far from contentment.
I should not be alone on how well describing deserve the absence of the prophets of Allah Allah said she's still awesome she's she's she by the Allahu Allah says, la for the murder rasool Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam passed away, while my shabby Iman Hubsan was eight in film and why he didn't retain the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has passed away. And there wasn't a day in his life where he had a meal until the point where he was full of bread and oil. A simple humble meal. He never had that twice in one day in his entire life. And it's not because the prophets of Allah who it was seven didn't have money Anyone that believes this doesn't know Sita after hyva in
particular after 118 after fact hamaca after flavor actually from 11 onwards there there there was a lot of wealth that came from within and went on. But the prophet said Allah holiday was said have never kept any wealth himself. All the wealth he received he distributed amongst people distributed amongst people I've loved it was one of the hola Juan says
number assuta Lhasa Allahu Allah He was salam ala Hasidim for karma, boycott artha Fijian V for hola ya rasool Allah live with the hug Malika with all and photogra Marie when it dunya MA and if it didn't, yeah, Illa Karachi estado Letta Shudra from Raha what Anika. He says that one day the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was lying lying on a straw man. And the Prophet stood up, sit along while he was sitting. Because if you disagree in that straw man had left some traces some marks on the beautiful, soft blessing arm of the Prophet sallallahu teamson. So as even though the Allah one said a Westerner of Allah, if you give us permission, we'd like to put out a little
cushion for you. Suddenly, you can lie on that'll give you a little bit more comfort, comfort. We're not talking about our recliner sofa. Whenever we're talking about just a little cushion on that mat, a little sheet or a little, a little blanket will put on there so it doesn't leave marks in your shoulders. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, not only will Lithonia what pleasure What joy do I have with worldly pleasures? And let's not just read these a hadith and think of them as the only applied to the prophets that have autism. Ask yourself this question. It's a brutal question. It's a bitter question. It's a question many of us turn away from because we have
committed our lives to luxury in this world. Ask yourself at what point do I say enough is enough? When do you actually say enough is enough? I've done it. I've. I've had enough pleasure. I don't need any more. What I have I need to learn to be content with it. Mildly with Tamiya. What do I have in common with the world and a 15 year, my existence in this world? My relationship with this world is only like that of a traveler.
Like Rocky is the one that
Tamara with alcohol, like a traveler who seeks shade under a tree for a short period. Is he going to live the rest of his life underneath the shade? Yes or no? At the end of the day, you're still in the desert. You still need to get to your destination. You're not going to pull out your bag and seeing what blew up the air mattress. We're sleeping here. No one does that. You get your shade from there to catch your breath and you move on from Manohara and you move
regarding choose the HUD one thing very important and I've indicated to this earlier on but I wanted to just really drive the point home Anyone that believes XO HUD is poverty they've misunderstood this term, Imam Muhammad as claimed Rahim Allah Tala described earlier it will tell you he said that zoo is a journey of suffering. It's a journey of the heart. If someone were to say that having wealth is against Zod, then what would we say about cinema not a cinema. Did he have wealth? Of course he had a wealth. So there might not be Saddam had wealth. You see that the prophets that Allahu alayhi wa sallam is great companions. You know, I've done my man over the Allah Who on Earth
man of the Allah Juan, these were also these were also wealthy people. Zoo isn't about not enjoying yourself on the road. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had a blast with his family. He loves spending time with his kids. He loves spending time with the companions. They have good meals too. You know, there are times where they would sit together and the prophets favorite meals would be served fried, or the Qatif or water with a salad with honey mixed in it, you know, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did enjoy himself. But he didn't live for those pleasures. He wasn't obsessed with them. They didn't control his heart. Water is only beneficial to the ship, as long as
it's under the ship. When that water enters into the ship, it's no longer the help no longer going to help that ship sail. What is the water going to do once? What's once it's inside the ship? What is it going to do guys? It's gonna sink in that same water which is necessary for the ship. Once it's in the wrong place. It'll be the sole cause of destruction for that ship. And that's the relationship that a person has with the dunya of Bahasa mazahub. He's someone said to him my Maluka how much wealth do you have? He said, Molly Milan. I have two things that I consider to be my wealth.
Luck Shama Huma, and fun and as long as I have these two things in my bank account, as long as I have these two things in my, in my in my
in my deposit box, I don't fear poverty. What are the two things
are thought to be law? Well, yes to me, Matthew alienness, trusting Allah, and I have no desire for people holding their hands. As long as I have these two things. I'll always be a wealthy person.
For people who have mental health and someone said, Don't you fear poverty? For thought?
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do I need to fear poverty? When my master owns everything in the skies, everything in the earth and everything under the soil to My Allah owns everything and you think I need to be worried about poverty, I have nothing to worry about. My Allah is enough for me.
The scholars would say one of the greatest forms of Zakat and abstinence is a zoo, the Federal Yasa A shared domain hopefully they have you a fifth thought they would say that zoo abstinence for reassigned. Yasa is kind of like a position for someone to not have desire for worldly fame, to become a president to become a leader to become the next big thing for a person's heart. Not long for that is the greatest form of Zoho as the scholars would say, because it's at that point from an astrologer mentality he humble realistic dunya what a referral fee ha a nurse for who has Zahid How can or how the who will love you the yester. We are in the hole, Hamid, who were that move in.
Because when a person no longer has desire for leadership doesn't have any desire for prestige, or a high rank amongst people, this person is the truth I had because it's at this point in your life, where you treat the one who praises you and the one who corrects you, the one who speaks ill of you equally, because you aren't interested in whether you receive a high position from praise or whether you're degraded from someone's speaking out against you. Words are understood as words, you no longer desire a position upon people.
Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed Ali.
He said, What is your thought about someone who has wealth? Can he be a czar? What can he have? He responded back by saying in Canada for who is he added to here? Well, I absolutely not see that that person can be as it as long as he doesn't grieve, and isn't heartbroken when the mother leaves him. And isn't this an arrogant, liar fraud isn't arrogant when the wealth increases? And again, just to reiterate,
as long as a person relies on what Allah determines, you have Zog you have chocolate
and you don't become obsessed with worldly pleasures. You do have the liquid in
profane Rahim Allah Allah says that there are different types of Zeus. The first is what he calls Zod for haram abstaining from that which Allah has prohibited. He says, well who I forgot to align, this is mandatory upon every individual this level of Zota you were you refrain and stay away from everything that Allah has prohibited was Fisher Behat and
absorbed from doubtful things. He then says, Well, who B has been Maratea Shubha and that will be accordance to what kind of doubt it is, if your inclination and the doubt is that it's very close to being haram then you need to stay away from it with that same level of input with that same level of emphasis and if you're lightly in doubt that I'm not sure whether this is a good thing or a bad thing, and this will be according so so it is there to zoom fill fluid meanings zoom out from those things abstinence from those things that are extras well, who was with female Yanni middle column will never was to URL? Well, they thought this is so hard from things that don't necessarily relate
to you. This binging on one minute videos on on Facebook wasting to one minute videos that people watch those one minute videos because they say it's a short video. But how many of those one minute videos do you end up watching than 60?
Now you just spent an hour watching useless mind numbing material that increases no value in your life and you will definitely forget in 24 hours. You think yourself man, this Business Insider video, the science insider video is very important for my life. Because if I read it, I'll know more. But when you gather so much information at such a high rate with no value to it, what happens? All that knowledge just becomes like I said mind numbing, it just goes into your mind and roams around and it's gone before you even know it.
How does a person gains there are three things that should be done to gain. So the first thing I had to have, I didn't want to have the under dunya villains in. The first thing is for a person to realize for a person to accept that this dunya will perish and it will come to an end.
This is where I started off when I mentioned that shaytans first trick was to try to fool other bodies
and eternal life. This dunya will come to an end have to accept that
there's a narration that says a lot of the last one he had engraved something on his ring and he would consult with that reflect what that engraving on his ring whenever he was confused.
And what did it say? It said Katha Bill motiva either.
Death is the best advisor whenever his heart would desire a vacation to Hawaii. He would just look at that rink and he would remember that
and the MA for Hasib Namaha Kanakam Abba, I'm not saying Hawaii is in a good place go there if that if it's if that's where the thicket is going to hit your heart then go to Hawaii and do a thicker there. But if it's just for the sake of kicks in and in wasting time
and just you know you're just going because everyone else is going you're just going because you want that name that I've gone there it's all just about worldly pleasures and meaningless people do it because others do it monkey see monkey do.
The second thing
in the middle of nowhere AHA Darren other moment has gotten.
The second thing that's very important for you to know is that once this dunya ends, there is another world another place never another abode that ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada has prepared, which is much greater than this current about.
So now you're focusing on the offense.
And the third thing
you must accept and this will help you with your result that I have that no matter how much I have greed for a particular thing. If Allah hasn't written that for me, it'll never reach me.
And no matter how much I tried to abstain from a particular thing, I can say What's that car called? The electric car? No Tesla I can do it this be 100 times no Tesla. No Tesla. No Tesla, no Tesla, no Tesla. But if Allah has written that for me, guess what's gonna happen?
Yes, Tesla. That's exactly what's gonna happen. This is the third thing that will help you get Zod. That admitting to yourself convincing yourself that no matter how much greed i have towards a particular thing, if it isn't written for me, then it won't come. And no matter how much I try to abstain from something, if it is written for me, allows me I'm fee even if it comes on its own nose dragging itself it will come to me because Allah has written that for me. Therefore your heart will push out the desire for worldly pleasures. Because ultimately if Allah has written for you, it will make it to you.
Oh my God, Allah Juan used to say
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whom he said that had I not feared that my good deeds would decrease I would join you in your worldly luxuries to
the holiday to comfy Lee I should come with a kidney similar to LA I Euro Omen Fatah however, I won't do it because I read in the Quran Allah subhanho wa Taala said to a group of people Allah will say to a group of people on the Day of Judgment of have come to you by the comfy hierarchical Madonia or stomped out on behalf you've already taken Allah will say to them on the Day of Judgment, you've already taken all of your pleasures in the world and you've enjoyed yourself there. Today there is a disgraceful punishment for you. Because of your negligent
in *ter is total Amina dunya, in cheetah instructor minha for in Nevada, Holloman Kasich, Allah subhanho wa Taala has given you a bag of pleasure, you can either take from the pleasure in this world, and when you come in here after the bag will be empty. Or you can hold back from the pleasure and don't take anything from this world. And you bring it to the Hereafter. And when you open it there, you'll have so much to take from
should you sell your Bitcoin? Now? We're not big question. I can cash out now and take some pleasure. Or I can hold on.
And I might get a million dollars per Bitcoin. This isn't me encouraging you. I'm just trying to use an example. That's it's a constant gamble, right? The businessman has to make a decision. That should I cash out now? Or should I cash out later? You know, kids go to play at Chucky Cheese and they say should I use my coins at the beginning? Or should I spread them out over the hour and carefully pace myself?
It's a big challenge. The kid has to make a decision. Do I want to waste them all on the merry go round? Or am I going to play that crocodile game and start hitting that crocodile on the head and getting gets
Chucky Cheese? I'll never forget I remember I was in Louisville, Kentucky. And I was delivering a class on him. I don't know who's out of it. And actually we taught the whole lot of it in the weekend. And after the class was over one person came to me and openly publicly in front of the crowd. He said Schiff what's the difference between Chucky Cheese and a casino?
And I held my head for a moment because he caught me off guard.
And I thought about it and I said pizza
other than pizza, they're both exactly the same. They're both straight up gambling. It's just a kiddie version of gambling. They're in casinos, you you drink and you gamble. You drink beer and you're gambling here. You're drinking soda and you're gambling. You arrive. You give money. You get coins. You go to a game you play with the coins, you get tokens, you cash out on the way out. Does that sound familiar? Guys? Hopefully it doesn't do any Muslims sitting here. But for those of you that are familiar with the concept of gambling, guess what I just described for you, Chucky Cheese not gambling, which is gambling which is Chucky Cheese. You know, one of my friends he actually
wrote an article on this carnival games that involve gambling in Islam. How a lot of carnival games that you play, they involve it's it's right off the monitor. It's gambling.
So anyway, Philemon is gives us a beautiful example in the battle domain kissick, you have a bag with certain virtues in there. Do you use them now? Or do you use them later? This is a question for you. For our worldly affairs, it's a gamble. Do you cash out with your Bitcoin or not? Now we're not that's a gamble. But for the option of there's no gamble. Allah is telling us that the asset is definite. The reward of the offset is greater than the reward of this vignette. So if you even have an Inklings amount of trust in Allah, where should you be cashing out with your luxury guys?
Where should you be cashing out? There's no second opinion. There's one second thought without any doubt at all. It's the author
only been Abdullah he said.
At dunya we're all here to fill fill kalbi ki Fateh fill me Zan, Ki Fateh al Misa the Kadri, Matata, who? Da Hama, the riffle Ofra. He says that, if you want to understand the dunya and akhira, think of as think of the two sides of the scale.
If you overload on the dunya, what's going to happen to your alpha,
it'll lose its weight. If you're overload on the author, what will happen to the dunya it'll lose its weight. So finding the balance between the two, you know, finding the right balance and if you must put more weight in one over the other, without any doubt, put your money in the second one and you'll find a lot of benefit there. It was either the Allah one one day said to his companions, he said unto Thoreau, Salman was Salatin what you had in mind as having Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? Oh my dear companions I see that you guys fast more you pray more you do jihad the more than even the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. However, even though you might do
more worshiping them in terms of quantity, but as far as quality goes
was, well whom can hide from income, they will always be better than you for theta. They said, What gave a Dalek. How's that?
Tala he said God who has had a min confit dunya a lot of other men come from Africa, because they had a lot more Zod. You people, your hearts have been played with the world. With the love of this world. Your hearts have been plagued with social media. Your hearts have been plagued with this perfect image that you want to present yourself in front of others with, you've become so obsessed with how the world sees you that you actually don't care at all how your Creator your Honaker Allah sees you. You spent so much time in front of people you forgot about your Allah. You socialize with the world, but forgot to even speak with Allah subhanho wa Taala that is your failure.
There are many other statements from the other scholars and how the
how they describe Zoho and the benefits of Zoho and so on. I'm gonna go to photography about one when he came to shove the Army's came to greet him. It's during his Khilafah sham has been conquered. He arrives there Muslims are now living in forts and castles. They come with beautiful
well lined armies and beautiful garments they come to receive Him the lithology renewed and when they came to meet him
on what are the hola Juan de describe him so the Army's came with this beautiful pompous presentation. When they saw on one of the Allah one Allah He is Adam or her Fanny were amateur. He was wearing two other socks, a turban and he was wearing a sheath that covered his body.
Well, who will ask you a little bit rasilla T and he was holding on the head of his animal for color we are mirroring what we mean. They said oh a meter what we need the armies of come to meet you. And you and the methodical to Sham the the Fatah the bishops Yeah, the the the the bishops of Shabbat come to greet you
want the alcoholic want alcohol Attica hottie and you're like this Ringsted a simple garment. So he said in Oslon Allah been Islam, Allah subhanaw And what that gave us honor through Islam.
And whenever we search for honor in other than it, we will be disgraced. Stick with your religion, stick with your simplicity. Just because the world does it doesn't make it right, your Lolita you better your Islam taught you better. Don't become a slave of the society, of expectations of the Vogue magazine. Don't become a slave of the world. Don't let someone dictate to you how you should live, this hadith of the Sahaba he asked a messenger of Allah guide me to an action that by doing it Allah will be happy with me. Allah will love me and people will love me. The prophets of Allah Almighty and set him said, show no interest in the world. And Allah will love you. show no interest
in the world and Allah will love you abstain from it. Don't yearn it, your heart should only yearn a lot.
And the second thing, abstain from what people hold in their hands, and the people will love you too. But if you are greedy, the way they are greedy, they will view you as an opposition and as an equal of their own. They will have no respect for you. But when you show them that I actually have no greed for your house. I have no greed for your wealth. I'm very happy the way I just want to live my life. Allah Allah says Allah as we say, you know, I just want to live my life during vicar and you know, worshipping Allah in my attic. If that's all I want, I don't want any of your linea when you show people you aren't Hadees you don't have greed for what they have. They will feel more
comfortable in your presence. Because in this world that we live in, everyone's at the neck of the other. Everyone wants what the next person has so much jealousy, animosity, greed, that breeds in our families, in our friends, in our social circles, people they sloth the smile in front of you and behind your back. If they had a moment they would stab you. That's how much hatred there is on one of your loved one. And I'll close with this beautiful advice of his welcome to Amara the Allahu on your goofy hood buddy here I remember over the Allah one would say during his sermons
in the thumbor Photron. Greed is poverty.
We're in the Yes, Lena. And to not have RIAs means to see that of interest. You know, a person who doesn't have interest someone who's who doesn't care. That's true wealth. Why not in Santa either a sermon a che is stubborn on and when a person becomes independent. When a person loses interest in a particular thing, that's when he is freed of it. You know that phony example I gave earlier on as long as you you are greedy for you're hungry for it. You will remain a slave of it. You know some people there are slaves of the newest
A juice juicing machine. Some people for them, it's the grill, the newest grill they have to have. For some people, the newest house, the newest lighting, for some people, you know, the newest cutting board the newest knife out there, everyone has something that they're a slave of the moment you call quits and say I'm just happy where I am. I don't need a new tablet. I don't need a new laptop. I don't need a new job. I don't need a new job. What I have is more than enough. I'll never forget. My father used to always say this to me. He said Hussein times have changed. When I arrived in this country, we had one suitcase full of clothes and those clothes lasted me for 10 years. And
now the situation is such that we have closets full of clothes and what are we doing still?
We're still shopping, because greed can never be satisfied. You have to learn to call it quits. When you do that you'll free yourself. Some of us may realize that we actually don't need to work a full time job anymore. A part time job will easily cut it and we can get on with our lives and spend spend more time for the purpose that Allah created us retire a little earlier go for Hajj go for I'm gonna go to Harlem inner city Fein cool for studying the end go to a seminary take some time take a class or two we can utilize our life or are we going to spend our life
and away from ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada.
Remember, Zoho is not about living a life of poverty. Zoho does about a state of the heart. No one is calling you to leave your job. No one is saying you need to flush your money down the toilet. That's not what anyone is saying. It's just that get rid of the greed from your heart. Don't be a greedy person. And once you get rid of that greed, you will have May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all with truth. Allah subhanho wa Taala bless our children with Zod. Yeah, Allah Allah says community was done. And I mean, make us from those who live and who will die with the people of Zod. Yeah, Allah, guide us to actions guide us to a lifestyle guide us to people guide us to a community,
guys to those ayat and those are Hadith that will help develop that sword inside as well. So along with that, I'd say there have been a ceremony tonight