Channel: Hussain Kamani
Protecting The Stomach, Private Parts, Hands, and Feet
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As for the story, protecting from eating the forbidden and even the downfall and strive to seek out the law, so even because of the law here he's talking about now the stomach and the first thing Am I was added after La La says a stay away from what is haram. Haram is that which is clearly proven by the Quran, or established to authentic sources of the heart to the Hadith, authentic narrations from the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This is generally a very brief loose definition of haram but something that's obviously prohibited, for example, eating the wealth that was gained through or eating from the wealth that was gained through an interest transaction, or
through selling heroin for example, a person that's selling wine alcohol, the wealth the person gains from there is haram. So that sort of thing, anything that's clearly haram members only stay away from it. Now the second thing he says is, so there's three levels there's halaal there's Haram, darkfall, and then hallen. So remember, only first discuss how long I've had I hadn't begun as the Prophet said 100 Haram is clear people know what harm is is clearly stated in the Quran. And the Prophet himself clearly stated what was hot and then the second level here is what is doubtful. So, what is this doubtful that the Mongols is referring to? Because remember, is it saying out of the
three haram doubtful and halaal he wants to remove the first two and stay away from them altogether? So he says, stay away from haram and also doubtful. So what is this doubtful so the scholars they have a lengthy discussion, there are different opinions on this matter. One opinion the scholars give is that how doubtful is that thing regarding which the proofs from the Quran and Hadith are equal. So for example, that there are some proofs that show that this thing is prohibited. And there are other proofs that also show this thing is not prohibited. You know, there are issues like this, okay. So the proofs that are there, they're not conclusive, if you wish to see you know, on both
sides there are proves there. So then the Mongols argument, Allahu Allah is saying, this is something we should stay away from. Another opinion, the scholars say, is staying away from something that is moku something that is, you know, that that's disliked. So something that's disliked, meaning that it's not clearly Haram, it's not clearly Hold on, so it's better to stay away from so I'll give an example of the first one. You know, the first example that I gave something that there's proof for some scholars show that it's hot on some scholars say it's hot, for example, the meat of a of a him on a donkey. What is the ruling on that, even Mallika Mottola, he really has
common opinion on this matter is that eating the meat of a donkey is not permissible. It's hot on. Other scholars hold different opinions. Some scholars say it's hot out some scholarships hot on so because this is an issue where both opinions are there. Remember, kausalya Allahu Allah is saying this is now a doubtful matter. And it's better for you to stay away from it all together. So that's doubtful. And then now the third thing is Halloween. And Halloween is that which is clearly stated by the Hadeeth clearly stated by the Koran, or nothing in its prohibition has been stated. So the holiday position is also to fit a Shia eleva which means the default position in things are halaal
until proven haraam. You guys understand that? So if someone says to me, is using a microphone Hello, or is it haram? What's my first answer?
It's not by default, everything is halal until proven Haram, you say it's Haram, you have to prove it. Otherwise, from my standpoint, this is hard and that's the way I'm going to deal with it. So by default, everything is hard. So wearing a shirt Hello, putting on glasses Hello, wearing contact lenses Hello. Now if you're going to say it's Haram, you're going to have to provide an argument that is solid and it's substantiated from the Quran and the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So we have three things here we have haraam, doubtful, and holla. So he was only saying, for your spiritual benefit, what I'm encouraging you to do is stay away from the first two.
And regarding the helot, because something's hard doesn't mean you can go into it. 100%. So let's say for example, chicken is hot. But that doesn't mean that you keep eating, keep eating, keep eating, keep eating until you fall dead. So even if something is halal, mmm, because Allah says, you have to work with a strain. You can't go overboard with it. You know, having a big house, it's hard, but a person can now build a house that's worth $20 million. You went a little overboard with a lot. So not even because that is something that's the first to stay away from them. The third one which is hard, you still have to walk with caution. Just because it's hard doesn't mean you go overboard
with it. Yes.
Once you entertain what is lawful training
Not to eat repletion. So now remember that he says, once you have obtained what is lawful, now you have to be aware of eating until you're completely full until you're saturated until you're until you're full to the max. So what he's teaching us here is that even within halaal, you have to hold yourself back. That's why the scholars say that there are different levels of eating. Like, for example, one level of eating is that a person eats just enough to keep himself alive. So for example, a person is eating one day, every three days, one day, every two days, every person knows their starvation. So they're eating just to keep themselves alive. That level of eating is
mandatory, every person must eat to keep themselves alive. starving yourself to death is considered a suicide. It's not permissible in Islam, you have to eat you, it's mandated upon you to eat enough to keep yourself alive. another level of eating the scholar say is to eat to the point where you have the energy to fulfill your five. So for example, now you're eating enough for you too fast, you're eating enough for yourself to pray Salah, you're eating enough to go for Hajj, they say all that is also mandatory, because you need to feed your body enough so that you can stand up and pray. The third level of eating they say is eating to the point where now you have the energy to do more
than the base obligations that Pillars of Islam, and to go and provide for yourself. So now you know that you have a heavy job, you need to feed yourself with enough energy with enough food so that you can go and fulfill it. A level after that is where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us to eat one third of your stomach. And the level after that, which is the prohibited level of eating is eating so much that you cause pain to your body and is harmful for yourself. So you're eating so much. That's why the Sahaba used to say the first innovation that came to this oma was eating until you're full.
That was like the first source of data because that was something that's happened the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam never did. And it was actually something that he said a lot while he was sitting told us how to stay away from that's what the prophet said that the worst vessel that you can fill in your body is your stomach. And then the Prophet said, it should suffice you to eat a few morsels to keep your back straight. And if you must eat more than that, then do one third for food, one third for water and one third for air. and beyond. That is something that I said a lot while it was so dumb, did not like obviously physically, it keeps you you know, good, eating less and not
eating too much. But also spiritually, it has an effect on you. That's what your mom was arguing with. Allahu Allah is your number Dean, the original book, the full version of this book. in there, he says
that there are two things that if you save yourself from them, it will you will have a surge of spirituality, what are the two things he says control your stomach and control your private parts. These are two things you have to have control over two things you need to learn to restrain. And these are the two hardest things for a person to control their carnal passion. And when foods in front of you, you know that that fire kicks in, that shower kicks in, you're dying, just reach over there and pick up that samosa and jam it down. But you know, that's almost as not good for you. You know, that moment there that you stop yourself? It burns yes or no. Internally, it burns because you
see that there anything? I'm not going to do it. And then but later on, how do you feel about yourself? The next morning? How do you feel?
Like good, someone shake their hand like I want to feel good?
I've missed that samosa? Well, you should feel better the next morning, you should feel like Alhamdulillah I saved myself from a potential heart attack. Okay, by staying away from that. Similarly, when you see her arm and your carnal passion kicks in, and you think yourself, no one's watching me, I can go and hold that lady's hand or hold that guy's hand and we can walk around the mall and have dippin dots and you know, have a good time. No one's watching us. So that moment is there and you say you know what? No, you pull back? How does it feel at that time?
It's very hard. So I'm hoping none of you have that experience at all. I have no idea what it feels like. But let's just assume using your imagination you it would probably hurt a lot. It would probably burn a lot. But then how would you feel after that? You'd feel great. That's what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said one Hadith
that when a person lowers his gaze, when a person lowers his gaze, even though he has a full ability to do Haram, Allah subhanahu wa tada will replace him with a level of Iman the sweetness of which he will feel Hello without Him and He will get a sweetness of Eman because when you look at that haraam, you get the sweetness of the eyes, your passion kickin, but when you look down, it feels at that moment that you're doing something better, but in reality, Allah subhanaw taala and replace of that will give you the sweetness of a man, you guys understand this. So this is what I'm saying here. Learn to control your appetite and don't eat more than what you can. And by the way, let's
keep in mind, what kind of food are we talking about here right now. Hello. That's like obviously we're talking about halal food right now. haram food is another game altogether. Yes, indeed. Sushi hardens art. My mom's as it says, here are some of the downsides of downsides of overeating. The first thing he says is that it hardens a heart Yes. ruins the intellect hinders one's ability to memorize
indo Indian worship in seeking knowledge strengthens one's carnal appetites and us assistance for the soldiers of Chevron. Okay. So, Mr. Rosati is saying overeating has a very bad effect on you spiritually as well and physically as well. It has so many bad effects. Look, man, the wife said to his son, that when you fill your stomach up, your mind goes to sleep.
And he said to him, your wisdom runs away. And then he said to him, and your body parts your limbs, they now fall lazy of worshipping Allah subhana wa Tada. When you overfill yourself. You know, one wise person once said that whoever eats a lot will drink a lot. And whoever drinks a lot will sleep a lot. Whoever sleeps a lot will get big. And the one who gets big his heart sleeps, and the one whose heart sleeps will engage in more sin. You guys understand that? So they give a whole chain of how things is like dominoes. One hits the other, the other hits the other, the other, the other. And that's why Medallia saying control your private part control your stomach, and we now you have a
gateway, you have a pathway of agenda that's opened up for yourself. So Lucy Sheedy from the lawful is a source of everyone buys one beneficiary from them, which is unlawful, same as Alia, saying, If eating halaal truly or full can cause harms, then imagine eating haram what kind of harms that can cause that's another whole discussion altogether.
seeking out the lawful is obligatory on every Muslim here, he remembers Allah says, Look, if you want to talk about eating halal, the first thing we need to do is make sure your earning is valid. If your earning isn't valid, then what comes after that is going to be problematic. But if we can, first of all, secure your earning and make sure that's hot out, then we have a good chance to ensure the rest of it's also going to be hot. It's very important that your earning is hot. There will be Baraka in your wealth. You know, you may earn a little, but there'll be a lot of vodka in there, the oma will benefit from your wealth. And there are people who earn so much but their money is haraam.
And their money is like a burden upon them. They can control it, people are taking it from them. There's no Baraka and there, they spend a little and they're gone poor again, they're just living paycheck to paycheck, even though they have so much money. So first, make sure your money is held on allow will give back on your wealth. And then after that, you'll see the food that you bring to your table the house you live in the bed you sleep on the clothes you wear, they'll all be held on. So he seeking halaal is mandatory tala walkersville halali farinata. Yes, engaging in worship and seeking knowledge with unlawful nourishment is like building on a garbage. Say because it says, if you want
to seek, you're eating Haram, but you're doing a Baba and you're seeking knowledge. It's like building a building on a garbage heap. If you want to build a structure first in your tree, remove the garbage from their dig in the ground and then build upwards. If you're building on a garbage heap, how long will the or will your foundation be able to stand there? Not for long at all, it's not going to last there. So he's saying that first you have to make sure your foundation is strong. And the foundation being strong means eat halaal and also earn holiday earn or how to eat holiday where holiday, make sure that your life is surrounded by halaal. And then watch piety build upon
that, yes, if you are contented with only one rough shirt for the whole year, and just two course loaves of bread and D while giving up the pleasure of enjoying the best of condiments and seasonings, then you will not be short of what is lawful in an amount that will surprise you since what is lawful is plentiful demand, because it is saying here is look, first you need to ask yourself, what do I need? What are my necessities? What do I need in life. So what I need in life, for example is that I prefer to change my clothes, for example, twice a week. So in a month, I may need eight pairs of clothes. So now get yourself a pair of clothes. In order for me to live my life,
I need a car, go get your car in or I have this many members of my family, I need this type of house. So define what you need first. And once you know what you need, try to cut back as much as you can. And once you've quantified what you need in your life, what are your necessities, to live up to the standards of the necessities will be very easy. You guys understand that? It'll be very easy for you to live up to that standard. But if you don't qualify, and you don't clear the state, what you're going to need in life, and you just live with it and say depending on how much money I get, that's how much I'm going to spend, then you'll never be satisfied. So mom was always saying
the formula to satisfy satisfy yourself is first ask yourself, what do you need in life? And after you've answered that question, now we can move forward and fulfill that because the halaal around us is so much you easily find the halaal to fulfill that. But now if you don't if you don't clarify what you need in life, you're going to keep going and going and going and going. And you may realize that the end of it you haven't satisfied yourself yes or no 41 it is related that I showed you. A whole month would pass by and we would not like to fire to cook eating only dates and water unless someone brought meat. She also said the family of Mohammed has
never had enough barley bread to satiate them for two days in a row up to the death of the Prophet so Allah
They never even satiated themselves by the two black things water indeed, whatever it relates to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam left this world without ever having satiated himself on barley bread. O'Mahony release there once the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came into the house and asked, Do you have something in the house? She said, No, except for heartbreak and a little bit of vinegar. He said, serve it. A house that has a condiment such as vinegar cannot be considered to be without proper civil law. So he lives such a simple life. his wives are saying that he never had two meals in one day. He never had two meals in one day. You know, someone came and asked me this last
weekend, that how many meals have the Prophet have? I said, my friend, if they had one meal, they were lucky. You're talking about how many meals and what time did they have their meals, that was their state, that's how they were living. And then eating less also give them the energy, you know, now you think to yourself, how did they wake up so easily? How do they last with so little hours of sleep, because they weren't eating enough to keep themselves going. And the rest of it, they were living their life for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada. So cutting down the process that allowed us and there are so many narrations about the process that allowed instead of eating little two months
would pass by in the stove wouldn't turn on in their house, some of the law, imagine that. In our houses, if the soul didn't turn on and 24 hours, things would go upside down, we'd have to call the restaurant extra to make sure they did the deliveries, we would know this the thought of starvation wouldn't even cross our mind. we'd run across the subway or something, and hear the promise of a loss on them for two months at a time. And his wives are saying we will even struggle to find water and dates. When they fought him out of the law. When she knocked on the profits door. The Prophet opened the door and Fatima was standing there with a piece of bread. The Prophet said a lot he sort
of asked her what is this Fatima? She said O Messenger of Allah today, my husband Ali went to work. And he bought some food back and made some bread. I gave one to my husband, one to one son, one to the other son. And this was my piece of bread. I thought that I before I sit down to eat, let me ask my father if he's hungry. Would you like to share my bread? The problem is that a lot of them had tears in his eyes and he said Fatima your father hasn't eaten anything in three days. And both father and father and daughter they sat down together, and they shared one piece of bread long.
I mean, can you imagine this? You know what kind of tears must have been flowing from the Prophet's eyes at the joy of a daughter who cared for him. And imagine what kind of tears must have been flowing from Fatima's eyes at seeing the southern her father, some of the long line and he was sent him the companions during the Battle of the trench. They were tying stones to their stomach to keep them to keep the pressure on so they can you know, continue to work in the digging. And one of those habits of the Messenger of Allah look at our state, we haven't eaten anything. We have stones tied. We have a stone tied to our stomach. The Prophet lifted his Garmin, they had one stone tied, how
many stones of the Prophet have tied? He had two stones tied? He said, Look, you guys are tied, one I've tied to but the Prophet of the Lord said it never used to complain. See, there were certain things that we know about the Prophet sacrifice. But there were certain things he just didn't tell anyone about. You know, how many stories do you think history would have had? If the Prophet told everyone about every time he was hungry?
So many incidents, so many stories, but the Prophet said a lot of them never shared that. Hence the idea of cutting down what you eat, staying hungry, and I was telling my friends actually, that when a person feels hunger, it reminds him how much he needs Allah subhanho wa Taala you know, being dependent on Allah is very important. Never think you're independent of Allah subhana wa Tada. Because the moment you think you're independent of Allah, that's when you lose your mind. Think about it this way. In America, it's very common for people to be atheist, to not believe in God. It's very common, you know, every other person. May Allah protect. I hope it's not true. But it's,
you know, we've experienced every third person, every fourth person says they don't believe in God.
If you go back home to the Middle East or East Asia, or even in Pakistan, India, is it common to find people who don't believe in God? No. You know why? I'll tell you why. give you two examples. One kid lives in America. Mashallah well off, it's lunchtime, he pulls out 10 bucks from his pocket. He buys a lunch goes home and eats or sits on the table in school and eats it to him. What was the reason why he got the food?
The 10 bucks right? So who does he believe in the money who was his Lord the money what was their means the money. So to him money has everything scenario to there's a kid in somewhere in India or somewhere in some third world country. And it's lunchtime, he reaches into his pocket, there's no money there. He walks around a little bit here and there as this guy as that guy, no one gives him any food. He sits on the curb side. And he says Yala are in his language, whatever religion is. He says, Oh, God, I need food. And the hunger kicks in more and he makes more sincere to the law. The Hunger kicks in more he makes more law. Sometimes he may go to sleep on making dua. But at some
point in the day the food will come to him. And when the food comes, we just open up and start eating with him. When the food comes he realizes the value of the food so he smiles
Y'all Allah, thank you so much. And then he eats. So every meal of his actually increases him in a month. And every meal of ours unfortunately actually decreases us anymore. Because we've become so dependent on money that we believe in money. We believe in material. Well, that person he knows that money can do anything. He knows that it's the favorite of a lot because he experiences the favorite of a lot. Every time it rains, that he finds a place to stand underneath for shelter. He realizes the favorite of a lot every time his clothes rip a lot gives him a new pair of clothes. He realizes in the favorite of a lot every time is hungry, Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who provides so
this is the point that we have to realize, my friends we have to focus and balance here that we have to always remember that we are in need of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the hunger wasn't forced upon him. He wanted it that way. I want to share with you one more honey before we move forward.
One companion so the Messenger of Allah, why don't you live life up, you know, enjoy the food, you know, look at the everyone else in the world. So the Prophet said that I was given the choice for the mountain of overhead to turn into gold for me. But I denied that and I said I would rather eat one day and think Allah, fast one day and be patient with the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala. One day I fast when the one day fast, one day I eat. So always remember that this makes us dependent on Allah subhana wa Tada. That's why fasting gives you taqwa. Because every time you feel that hunger and Amman while you're fasting, you think yourself I'm doing it for Allah. And Allah will give me
food. There are people across the world that are also hungry, a lot gives them a lot more give me as well gee.
It is not your responsibility to attain certainty about obscure manners with regard to lawfulness. But you are obliged to guard against what you know to be unlawful or what you reasonably suspect to be based on a clear indication that is associated to the world. Okay, now hear him because it he discusses one of the most important things very important principle he mentions. And this is something very real and it applies to our community today. What does he mean because only say, he says, It's not your responsibility to go sneak around and search for something to be Haram, once everyone knows it's hot, you understand. So you don't have to go to the bathroom, which means the
hidden side of things. So you don't have to go to people's house that are Muslims and ask them whether their meat is hot or not. That's not your responsibility. That's something that's on the back end, the front end is that this person is a Muslim person serving you meat, he has the decency to know that you're a Muslim, you need to serve your heart, you don't need to go to the back end and ask this person, whether this person's meat is hot or not. You guys understand? It's an insult to the Muslim. It's an insult that you don't trust that person as a man, and you think you're superior to that person. Now, the second then after that event, because it says Your job is to only stay away
from that, which is haram. You know, something is clearly hot up, or it's doubtful. And he says or it's, there is a no sorry, either it's Haram, or there is a strong opinion that that's Haram. And why is there a strong opinion that that's haram? Because you have tangible proof that it's haram? You guys understand? So I'll give an example. The first thing is that the front end this person is a Muslim. Okay? on the table, he's put chicken there, he's put some beef there some goat whatever it is. Now, should you by default have any doubt that this is haram? Yes or no? No. Is there any reasoning? No scenario to you went to someone's house, and he puts pork on the plate.
Now that clearly had a very clear Scenario number three. Now you walk inside the house. You see this person in his kitchen, he you can see it. Okay, you're seeing it. He takes he takes a cup puts a drink in there, that takes another fancy looking bottle and add something in there. Now you saw him adding something to that drink. So now you have solid reason to ask him because you saw him mixing. You guys follow him here. Now, because it says because you have a high, you have a doubt that that's Haram. And it's not just any doubt it's something based off something tangible, tangible is that you saw him mixing your drink. So now he says you have to stay away from that are asking clearly that is
this hot, or is this Hello? Are you guys following here? Yes, read that part again, with that whole part again.
It is not your responsibility to attain certainty about obscure matters with regard to lawfulness, but you are obliged to guard against what you know to be unlawful or you reasonably suspect to be based on a clear indication that is associated to the well. Or for example, you know that this person has a store that sells wine out, sells beer. Now the money that comes from that is haram. So now you stay away from eating at that person's house. You guys understand that? Because that is going to go into this discussion about let's read it, we'll discuss it there. Yeah. As for what is known to be unlawful, it is clear and plain. And then which is suspected to be unlawful for some
reason includes the wealth of a ruler and his government officials. The wealth of one who has no income except from sources such as professional mourning, the sale of alcohol use various transactions or the playing of fluids such that you know with certainty that most of his wealth is unlawful. So you know, most of his wealth is allowed
That's the key there. If a person is earning money, he has a job in his job, more than 50% of his income comes from Harlem in Harlem sources. Now that person's wealth, we view it as being haraam unless that person says that I use my holiday income for this. But by default, how are you going to view that person's Well, you're going to try to stay away, unless so that person invites you to their house, you're going to try to make an excuse and say, your brother, I won't be whatever, or might want to directly approach them. But if that person knows he has haram income more than 50%, and he says, look, brother, I promise you that I will feed you for my holiday income, then you go
ahead. Now if it's less than most of it, let's say for example, that person is earning his haraam income, and it contributes to let's say, 5% of his income, or 10% of his income, then, because it says, then it's permissible for you to go and eat that person's house without any questions at all. You understand. So if a person has a grocery store, and he sells 200 items, and one of the items is, for example, selling alcohol, now, are you permitted to eat at that person's house? But we didn't say, yes, you're permitted. That's pretty much because I just want to discuss up ahead, it's permitted to that person's house. However, that doesn't make it harder for that person to do that.
on his side, he's still getting the sin for selling that alcohol, selling one drop of alcohol or 100 containers of it. Haram is haram on his side, but from your side as a consumer of his wealth, it's only not permissible for you to eat from as well. If his income is 50% or more. Are you guys following me here? Yes, no? Okay. Yes,
dear for whatever wealth you acquire from such people, even if there is a possibility that it might be from a lawful portion is still considered unlawful due to do the great greater likelihood of it being unlawful. So more than 50% mmm because Allah says that you're not going to eat there because you're going to assume that it's unlawful because that's what he's earning. unless that person clearly states it. The scholars say, if he says clearly that I'm using my halaal money, then you can go ahead.
Another completely unlawful source of wealth is that which is taken from religious endowments, without being in accordance with its stipulations. So any wealth taken from a law school, for example, by one not training to become a jurist is completely unlawful, likewise, was taken in the name of Sufi Islam from an endowment or other charity established to support support Sophie's by one who has committed a crime severe enough for his testimony before a court to be rendered illegitimate is also a more tonight, because it says two things. He says that look, the other another aspect of looking at hot on income is this. You apply for financial aid, for example, okay. But you're not
worthy of that financial aid. He says that money even if it's given to you, it's not permissible for you to use. You guys understand that. Okay. Let's say for example, you apply for a student loan, or not student loan, a student grant, and they give you the grant. And that grant is supposed to be used for students who are studying, but you somehow scam the whole system, and you're not studying what you're sitting there using that person's grant. He says that's not permissible, because you're using the money from an endowment that wasn't for you. So you're misusing that endowment, therefore, that money is how you guys falling. That's what he's saying here. Yes, we have mentioned sources of
doubtful lawful and unlawful income in one of the chapters of revival of the religious sciences, which you should consult, or indeed, knowledge of lawful sources of income in seeking them out is obligatory on every Muslim justice praying the five, four years. So now, because it is closing off this discussion and saying that there's a lot more detail in the original book, I didn't go there and learn about it. And he says that learning halaal feeding yourself halaal is an obligation just like praying Salah is falls upon you. They're both very important, you have to make sure that at all times your income is hot out, this is very important, especially in America, my friends, you know,
the business that's being done in our country, a lot of it the models that are being used for business, they're very sophisticated, you understand the current models of business, many of us were corporate, we have to know how our how our employers are earning their money, you have to understand their business models. And sometimes to you, it may be very simple. But if you look deep inside, you realize that there's a lot of harm happening there. So you have to carefully choose your profession. You can't just go into a profession and then just be lost there. You have to carefully choose your profession, and make sure that the place you're earning money from is halal. And if it's Haram, you
need to get away. One of my friends, he worked he was working in the he was, I think, I think his
his exact job was that he will do the profile for stocks. So there you know, for example, if you wanted to invest in stocks, he would have a whole portfolio for you. And then give it back to you. He was saying that and what he would do is that if the portfolio was in your favor, he would then make investments on your behalf. This is what he used to do in New York. He was telling me that sure. I've worked in this field for 15 years, and I'm convinced this is absolutely hot on all the deception all the lying. He said we know our employers pay us to make the portfolio look good, even if that business is about to drowned. I'm lying to people
I'm deceiving them, I know it but I'm doing it. He said to me, she What do I do? I said, Look, my friend, you have to leave there. And for him that was a toughest decision because Mashallah his business was the one he was working in downtown. He was making Mashallah a lot of money, a lot of money he was making. He said, What do I do? I said, Look, Brother, do whatever you want. He said, I can't go back to college. I said, Look, you do whatever you need to mail order, order him, Allah give him genma Subhan. Allah, he left that. And he moved over to start working in a farm.
Right? He literally he was working in downtown New York, like, Mashallah. And then he made this huge change where he said, You know what, I just can't do this anymore. And he walked away. And now I show that he works at a farm. And he said to him, look this up, I didn't earn much money, that much money anymore. I don't have to worry, I don't wear my suits every day either. I don't have to wear my tie every day either. But he says this is a different job. But at least I'm content that I know the money that I'm earning is absolutely hot. It goes the money that I earn is the money that I feed my family with. I also use these same animals, the same vegetables, everything to feed my family
with. Now, that's a very ajeeb scenario, because it shows for this particular brother and you know, that I'm talking about. What really amazes me is this is an example of a man on a law in the 21st century. In America, I can't see many people making that decision. They would think to themselves, they were going to move to San Francisco to sob there has to be some way. Puerto Rico hoga there has to be some way you have to find a way to make it a lot more of these don't make things harder. Like FYI, I'm just telling you, okay? We can't make things haraam. We can't make things a lot. We literally tell you what Allah has said, this is our opinion. This is the opinion that said we can't
change things. So you can break a glass and come back to us and say repair it. That's not what we do know we can we can repair it. If there's no way to repair it. There's no way if there is a way, then it's there. But otherwise, you can't force the dean, you can't force it into change for your own benefit. My mom was always moving forward. He's talking about the next body part. Yes, the private part. As for the private part, Garden, from everything that allow most high has permitted, whatever whatever Allah has prohibited from you, regarding your private part. You need to stay away from it. How do we know what Allah has prohibited us in regards to our private area? How we know is by
looking at the Quran. In the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us when levena home Li Fuji him happy Loon. Illa Allah as watching him, Oh, mama, look at a man whom for a number melamine. Allah says, and those people are successful believers who protect their private parts, except from their spouse or that which their right hands roll over. So what does this mean? What this means is I'll give you an example. If I was to say to you stay seated.
What does that mean?
That means don't get up. You guys agree with me? Okay, we're on the same page. If I say don't stay seated, that means don't get up. Don't stay seated. Except, what does that mean? No.
You can't stand up unless this exclusion, what's the exclusion? Stay seated unless your father comes. So the only time you're supposed to get up is
if your uncle comes? No, if your mother comes? No, I'm giving an example. Okay? The example is that it's important for you to know, there are certain statements that are in negation, and then there are exclusions. So I would start off with the negation, I would say, Do not go to the doctor, unless your stomach hurts. So that statement is a negation, it's a monthly statement. And then it's a statement that starts with a negation and then you end it with what's permissible, you make an exclusion. So now, in the Quran, Allah says, protect your private parts, meaning in negation, don't use them for anything, except for with your spouse, or with that with your right hands rollover and
this is regarding the slaves. So except for those two and all the sinners is not permissible. So what that means is that is
Xena permissible adultery, fornication either or? No? What's one of the reasons how we can deduce these two are prohibited? Obviously, the Quran clearly states are prohibited. But using this verse, if we look at the exclusion way, the exclusive way that is constructed, it also says that those two things are not from here, therefore, they're prohibited. Are you guys following here? Is it permissible for a person to have a relationship with someone from the same gender? No. How do we know that? Because the ayah is a negation and it makes two exclusions, and the same gender was not one of those two exclusions. Is it permissible for someone to have? I know, this is a little
disturbing, but I'm just saying it for the sake of discussion. Is it permissible for someone to have a relationship with an animal?
Why? Because the AI is in negation, and it makes exclusion and how many things two things are you guys following how it is? That's where the scholars they say, even for a person to fulfill their desires using their own body parts, right? for a person to full self self fulfillment of their desires, right? Even that isn't permissible, because the two things that were excluded are two clear things and that is not one of them. Are you guys following me here?
Be like those of whom Allah blesses and most high has said, and those who guard their private parts except from their spouses, or from those whom the right hand possesses, for in that case, they are not blamed more. This is verse number five.
This is an important verse in this regard. Yes. And you will not be successful in guarding the private part except like guarding the iPhone, looking the heart from contemplating in the stomach, from Darfur food, and from satiating for these things for one's desire in other places where their seeds are sown so much, because it says, in order to control your private part, you have to control for things. What are the four things, the first thing you have to control your eyes, because every time you look at something hot on it triggers in your mind, right? The dopamine is released, and then those desires kick in. So you have to control your eyes and look downwards. Okay? If you look
at something that's doubtful, control yourself, control your gaze, control your gaze, this is an important thing. The second thing is, remember that he says, control your thoughts. You can't let your thoughts wander. If you see something, control your thoughts. If you're sitting alone, don't start fantasizing overwhelm, because when you fantasize about haraam, that's going to again, release that, release that, release your shower, and then you're going to be in trouble. The third thing, he says, control yourself in terms of what you eat. And the fourth thing he says, saturating yourself and eating until you're full, this is also something you don't want to do control these four things,
and you will control your desires. And it's interesting, because what does fasting do? The Prophet said, if you can control if you need to get married, and you're and you can't get married, but your desires are kicking in, what's the what's the solution to that? fast? Okay? Why fasting because it helps you control what you eat. And if you control what you eat, that will help you control your desires. Now moving on to the next one, the hands. As for the hands, do not use them to strike a Muslim, to receive unlawful wealth, to harm any of the most highest creation, to be tree and trust of a Muslim or to ruin something placed in your care. Do not use them even to write something that
is unlawful to see. For indeed, the pen is one of the two tongue This is important hearing about because I ended up with Allahu Allah says, Look, don't write anything, that it's not permissible to say, this is important. Because we sometimes we assume our parents taught us how to speak when we were growing up, right? You don't say to you say up, you don't raise your voice. When you speak to someone, you are respectful considering their age, their their rank, you don't say bad things in front of them. You don't initiate the speech, unless you're older, you let the elder speak, you know, all these advocates that our parents, just general, you don't have to, you don't have to even
be Muslim and your parents would have taught you these things. Okay, this good speech etiquette. If Amazon is saying all of that also applies to your writing as well. And if I may extend even to your typing as well. So if your parents told you not to use foul language in front of someone elderly, then you're not supposed to type something either. You have to remember that everything you type is held by the same standard regarding everything you speak. So if you're not allowed to backbite should you be writing a text message that's backlighting someone Yes or no? If you're not allowed to speak loudly about a lady for a lady about a man in an inappropriate, immoral way? Can you write
that on an email? Or can you text message that to someone? If you're not supposed to listen to it? Should you be reading that email? No, you guys understand? The same rulings apply. Because he rambles on he says, the pen is one of the two tongues. There are two tongues one is your tongue and the other tongues what you write whatever you write, and that's why the poet the noodle mystery, he said that everything you write, it says don't say don't write anything. Unless you're confident that you're happy that Allah reads it.
Don't write anything. Unless you're confident that I know that Allah can read it and I won't get in trouble. Because everything you write Allah subhanaw taala will read.
guard your pen from what you must guard your tongue from. As for the feet, do not use them to walk toward what is unlawful, nor to approach the door of an impressive ruler. Going to oppressive rulers without necessity or compulsion is a transgression against a law for it is a form of humbling yourself before them and honoring them while most high has commanded us to stay away from now there's an oppressor if you hang out with him you chill without a pressure oppressor, everyone's gonna see Oh, that guy supports him. If that guy supports him, that means it's a good thing. So now that his crowd is going to increase, but if there's someone in a presser and you stay away from that
person, people won't go to near to that person either. So we're breaking the connections without a presser. And we don't want people to think that he has a large following, or if that person is honored by other people, so stay away from them. Yes, also serves to increase their rank and examine their oppression, if it is done in order to seek wealth from them than it is to aspire to what is forbidden. Verily, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said two thirds of a person's faith leaves him if he humbles himself to a righteous worldly person to benefit from his wealth. So this is an interesting Hadith. The Prophet says, two thirds of your religion leaves you if you humble yourself
in front of a pious person just to get as well. So there's a wealthy person in the company.
You need something from him. The only way you can get his wealth from him is by you humbling yourself lowering yourself. Now when you humble yourself in front of that person, because it is quantitating here, that you are sacrificing your deen. So you're giving him a fatwa, you're giving him a ruling in his favor so that he financially supports you. You understand that? But that person that you're humbling yourself in front of him and gladly sit here, the Hadith says he is sought, sought means righteous, he's a pious person. So you come to a pious person. He wants something from you. you humble yourself in front of him. Why? So that you can get some of your wealth from his
wealthy man because it says half of your dean has gone from you. Half of your dean has gone from you. Why is that? The scholars say the word using this Hadid Dean, it refers to actually other, you've lost your manners, you've lost your etiquettes. And when you talk about others, there are three levels of other manners with Allah, your medical, your manners and etiquettes with your soul and manners and etiquette to the people. Now at the cost of pleasing people, you sacrifice your etiquette with a line that will suit therefore, you've lost more than half of your deen you guys understand that? You made a trade off just for a little money. you sacrifice your your honor your
principle, and this woman was always talking about her.
This statement applies to a wealthy person who is righteous. So what do you think then of a wealthy person who is unjust? Okay, now, we're going to read from here more or less till the end, I won't be doing much explanation. What I'll do right now is that I'll explain to you what am i because it is saying mumbles it is closing off this chapter. And moving forward to the next part, the heart, he's covered the seven body parts and I was going to talk about the heart then we're going to end part two in the next page to come with a man because it is saying first thing. He says look, you have to control your body parts. Okay, you have to control your body parts from committing Haram. If you're
going to control them from committing Haram, you need to engage with them by doing halaal because genda is only attained through effort. You can't sit back at home and say Allah for him is gonna give me agenda. That's, that's, that's outrageous. You can't sit back at home and commit sins all day and see a lot of food, a lot of food a lot of him Allah forgive me a lot. I'm gonna forgive me. The scholars say for a person who say Allah is merciful before committing a sin is a major sin within itself. You only reference Allah's mercy after you commit the sin, before committing the sin saying Allah is merciful, and then committing the sin is actually disrespecting your Lord. You guys
understand that? So don't sit back and say allows the food Eliza Rahim, isn't it Forgive me. And don't sit back at home and say, Allah will give me agenda. He's the greatest he can give genda to wherever he wishes, but you're not putting your soul you're not doing your soul. You're not doing anything. What a man because it is saying in order for you to achieve something, you have to do something first. And the example of this is in Sudan, Maria, Maria Molly's Salaam. She was pregnant with her son, who was it? He saw her husband, she didn't have a husband. The baby didn't have a father. She left the community because she feared that if people saw the pregnancy, they will start
saying things to her. So she was in a land. And she was very hungry, like any mother would be. She's pregnant. Time for her delivery. And she's very hungry and very thirsty. She's leaning against a tree and there's nobody there. Imagine her state. She is the mother of the Prophet of Allah. She's leaning against a tree, no one there to feed her no one there to give her any water and she's hungry. So she says to Allah, Oh Allah give me some food. Allah gives her food but Allah says to her, before we give you food, you have to shake the tree.
Why did Allah tell her to shake the tree? To teach us all a principle that if you want something from Allah, you have to do something first. You have to first make an effort and then it will come down. Well, who's de la cabeza de Nicola to cerca de la quwata engineer, she takes a tree. She's a pregnant lady she's about to deliver. How hard Do you think she shook the tree. Maybe just a little, you know the few fingers she touches it a little here and there and the date start falling down fresh dates. And then not only do rates fall, but water begins to gush from the ground. She has water and also she has dates. So even from muddy muddy, Suriname Allah subhanaw taala makes her take
the means before giving her His bounty. So if this is the state of Medina, Madison, I'm the one about us. If you want to earn money, you have to wake up in the morning and go and work. If you want to seek knowledge, you got to go to school. And by the way, Mr. Casali he's he's going to give these exact same examples up ahead. Because it says you can't earn money while sleeping at home. You can't become a doctor or some big scholar without attending school. Allah is the food Eliza Him and His mercy is that he's tolerating you without doing anything, get up and go do something. g. In short, the movement and stillness of your limbs are bounties and Allah Most High has bestowed upon you to
now use these limbs to make the slightest move in disobedience to him mighty and majestic, rather, you should use them in his obedience. Know that if you fall short in this test, you will bear bear the penalty. Whereas if you roll up your sleeves and work hard, you will taste the fruit of your efforts. Indeed, Allah has no need of you or your deeds. Rather, every soul is held in place for what he does so by saving yourself
Sitting. Are you doing a law favor? No. You're only helping yourself. cool enough. simbi maka Subhadra Hina. If you stay away from drinking alcohol drinking wine, are you doing a lot of favor? No, you're doing yourself a favor. Because if you don't drink alcohol and wine, you will be punished by Allah. It's your favorite that we're talking about here. Don't think about other people too. Oh, everybody drinks I'm gonna drink. And you know, some people. What do they say? I'm a casual drinker, as if it makes it Hello, all of a sudden now, right? I'm a casual drinker. I only drink when there's parties. When everybody's there. Someone gives it to me, then I drink. It doesn't make it hard.
Casual. Word casual doesn't mean anything. If something's Haram, you can casually do something Haram. casually doing something haram doesn't make it hard. It's still hard for you to prevent yourself from doing it. Because it is saying you're not helping Allah, you're just helping yourself. And he says I plead to you, for your own sake. Stop doing these things. Because you will be the one who will reap the fruit at the end of it. Yes. Take care not to say Allah Most High is all generous, ever Merciful. He forgives us the sins of transgressors. For this is a truthful statement used wrongly. It is true for allies merciful, but you're using it the wrong way. You're using it and then
you're gonna go sin because it says you're doing it wrong.
The one who does so is to be branded a fool according to the criteria of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who said, the intelligent one is He who takes account of himself and works for what comes after death. And the foolish one is one. One is He who follows the inclinations of itself, while entertaining false hopes in law. No to that this statement of yours resembles a statement of one who wishes to become a scholar of religious sciences, yet engages in frivolous activity. All the while saying Allah Most High is all generous, ever Merciful. He is capable of pouring into my heart the knowledge that he poured into the hearts of his profits, without any
effort reviewing or taking notes. It also resembles a statement of one who desires wealth, he does not engage in farming, commerce or any gainful occupation, he remains without any employment and says, Truly, Allah is all generous, and to Him belong to treasure houses of the heavens and the earth, He is able to make me come across a treasure which will free me of the need to earn a living. For truly he has done that for some of his slaves. If you heard these two men speaking, you will think them stupid and make fun of them. Even though the description of a lot of generosity and power may be true, and I can give you but will Allah give you that's up to Allah. In order for us to get
that Mercy of Allah, you have to get out of your house and go get a job, you have to go and work you have to go to school, you have to get an education. And that's when these things come to you. Yes. In the same way, the people of religious insight major right you when you demand forgiveness, while doing nothing at all toward it, for Allah Most High has told you, men will have nothing but what he strives for. Allah says that if you want something, you have to strive for it, otherwise you don't get it. Yes. And he, mighty and majestic also says you are rewarded only for them which you use to do, as well as verily those who do good are in the gardens of ease. If the human if the human being
relying on his generosity, mighty and majestic does not abandon his efforts in the realms of seeking knowledge and livelihood, likewise, should not abandon seeking His provision for the next life. So my mom goes on, he says, Look, if you know that you can't make money unless you go get a job in the real, if that makes sense. That also what the Hereafter, you can't get Jenna unless you make an effort. simple logic. Yes, do not be deceived. For verily the lord of this world and the next is one, the principle is the same. Just as the principle works in the world. It works in the hereafter because Allah is one he is the rub of both.
He is in both worlds, all generous and ever Merciful.
His generosity does not increase by his providing for you. Rather, his generosity is only in his facilitating for you your path to reach the everlasting dominion by giving you patience to abandon your sensual desires for a few days. This is the epitome of generosity. So do not talk yourself into believing the clamor of those who are idle, rather follow people have the highest commitment and intelligence, the prophets, the truly sincere and the righteous don't sit back and say over that guy did it. That guy did it. He became rich because of one investment or that guy. He became strong because he went to the gym for five days or that guy. It was it says don't look at those people.
Look at the people who did it the right way. When you look at the profits, and they're the highest standard, did the profits get easier hard?
Very hard. The Koran says right, even the Prophet sallallahu himself said the profits were tested the most by Allah. So the prophets had to go through a lot. So if the prophets had to go through a lot, then you should also use their example and know that you're gonna have to go through a lot. do not seek to read that which you have not sown. It is greatly. It is greatly to be hoped that whoever has fasted prayed truly struggled and had consciousness of a lot will be forgiven.
For note, you might ask what is the problem in the world words of the disobedient and proliferates, allies generous and we hope for his mercy and forgiveness, since a lot himself has said, I am as my servant thinks of me. So let him think well of me. After all these words are true, and the heart finds them to be acceptable in appearance, therefore know that shut down does not deceive man except by words that are acceptable on the surface, but objectionable at their core. If they had not been appealing on the surface, the heart would not have been deceived by them. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has exposed this by sayings, the intelligent one is He who takes account of himself
and makes preparations for what follows death. And the fool is He who follows the inclinations of itself, while entertaining false hopes in a law. This is wishful thinking, but shaitan has changed its name from wistfulness to hope, and by a dilute the ignorant. The reality of Hope is far from this a lot Most High, explaining the meaning of hope says, those who believed and those who emigrated, and those who struggled in the way of a law, they are those who hope for the mercy of a law, that is the other ones who are in a position to hold for our laws, mercy, so you do something and then you hope for Allah's mercy, that's real hope. You can again, I'm repeating myself it's
that's all a man was trying to say. You can't sit back at home and not do anything and then say, I'm hoping for Allah's mercy. It doesn't make sense. This then is evidence that the reward of the Hereafter is recompense for actions and work. A law most high says, as a recovering sense recover from what you used to do. And on the Day of Resurrection, you will be given your payment in full. It was asked of us of Hassan al basri. What is your opinion of people who say we have hope in God, while they are not serious about doing good works? He answered, how far from the mark those are just wishes they are hanging on to for someone who really hopes for something seeks it, and someone who
really fear something runs from it. It is like one who hopes to have a baby in this world but has not yet married, such a person is made. Similarly one of the hopes for Allah's mercy but doesn't believe or believes but doesn't do good works, or does good works but doesn't abandon disobedience is diluted. On the other hand, imagine a person who believes does good works, abandons disobedience and remains after. After then between fear and hope. He fears that all his efforts may not be accepted that he won't be able to maintain the this good state, or that he may not have a good ending to his life. He hopes that this that his Lord most high by His grace, will keep him steadfast
with the established word, La Ilaha Illa law, protect his faith from the turbulence and the pangs of death, so that he may die with belief in the oneness of a law. Such a man is wise and judicious. Whoever is not like this is of the diluted.
Now at that moment was added until it ends that discussion. Now he's gonna have a small little paragraph with the closing of this chapter, this part of the chapter, and it will end inshallah and then we'll do the heart for next week.
This then is a summary of things from which you must protect your outward limbs. The actions of these outward outer limbs are the results only have the qualities of the heart someone was only saying, I told you to control your limbs, but your limbs are actually motivated by your heart. So now we need to discuss the heart. So if you wish to protect your outward limbs, you must purify your heart, for that is the inner aspect of consciousness of a law. The heart is that most of the body which if sound, the rest of the body by the sound and whole, and if corrupt, the rest of the body by it is corrupt. So engage in rectifying it so that you may rectify all your limbs and faculties. Pray
that Allah subhanaw taala gives us the trophies and the ability to protect our limbs. Allah subhanaw taala allows us to use them for the right cause that allows agenda rewards us for all the good deeds that we do. And then the last 100 have saved us off from the traps of shaytaan will set along with Allah. Allah Allah He was happy to mean