Channel: Ibraheem Menk
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not be a zero Allah to answer what's happening bill here will be kind of staring. We thank Allah horrible is that you will Jellal for having gathered us here once again and we ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to surround us with the mullah ICA and to cause his mercy and his Sakeena to descend upon us and to raise us with the Gambia Allahi wa salatu salam, and those whom he has mentioned with them, I mean
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once sent a more obey the TOA and Bahrain to get some wealth. And when he came back,
the US hub the companions of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam heard of His coming with this wealth. So they attended salatu will verger with the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with the hope that they will receive something.
And after the Salah tool Fajr was completed the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam turned around and he saw them so he smiled at him. And then he said to them, I believe you heard that about obey that has come from Al Bahrain.
And they said yes, so he said up Shirou was a middle Mayas who wrote Can I give you glad tidings and hold on for a bit and you will receive that which pleases you, you will get something of this wealth.
So he then continued to give them a message before handing over that wealth to them. What did he say? When Allah Hillel Sakura sha Allah
by Allah he does not poverty that I fear upon you. Well, I Kinney, Asha and tube suffered dunya Allah you can come to Singapore, Thailand and Cana Kubla Khan, for tuna if you sue her come at an alpha sue her for to Lika Come Come look at him. But I fear that you will receive this dunya in full, you will have a lot of this dunya
as the people of the past had of this dunya and you will compete for the dunya as they have competed for the dunya so it will destroy you in the manner that it destroyed them. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. If we sit and look at this hadith,
and then we sit and look at what we are doing today, the prophecy of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has come true wala heel Alpha Kuru sha Allah.
By Allah it is not poverty that I fear for you. What do I fear, I fear that you will receive the dunya like the people of the past have received it, you will have the riches of this world. And what happens when you have them? You will compete with each other as they competed with each other so it will destroy you in the manner that it destroyed them. What are we doing today? That man built a house so I must build a bigger house. I must show him who I am in community. That man has a business so I'm no longer doing business so to empower myself and those around me No, it is now a matter of power. It is now a matter of show. I must show him my business is big I'm the man here
my children go to school.
They must go to the best school so that I can show other people that the I am the man I drive a car I must drive the best car Why not because I want to enjoy of the wealth that Allah has given me and thank Him for it but no, I must drive the best car so that the next man sees and says hey, that man's become big today.
sha Allah ECAM and tube says a dunya I like the dunya has been laid before our eyes come at Bucha Tala man kind of public home as it was laid before the eyes of those who have before you fer to Nafi su ha so you will compete for it. Let us look at what is happening in the Middle East and between the different countries of the Gulf etc. I build the biggest building, I will build an even bigger building. But you know what's the danger of that? The last
Part of that hadith tells us for to Lika Come, come, look at whom so that dunya will destroy you, in the manner that it destroyed them. Allah Allahu Akbar. And you know what?
The dunya is used by shaytaan to invite us to that which will destroy us. He invites us to Zina, He invites us to hammer He invites us to competing with other people and seeing what they have and saying, I must do better than he, he has done, what have we done? We've forgotten that the death can reach us at any moment. Whilst we are competing. Whilst I'm saying tomorrow, I'm going to buy a Ferrari because that guy bought a Mercedes Benz, we don't even know that the death is written to for us before we even buy that car. Allahu Akbar. So what is the value of this? Dunya? What is the value of this? Dunya? nothing in comparison to the agora? What have we done? We've given up that which is
everlasting forever and ever and ever, in exchange for a few moments of this world. You know, let's take a look at our lives. I may be 30 something years old. If I look at my life, and I'm to live until I'm 63, or 65, I've already passed the halfway mark in my life. I just need to complete another 30 years in the manner that I've completed the study to be at my death. And it's over and that's if I am lucky. If Allah subhanahu wa taala has written for my life to be that long. I don't know. Perhaps I may die tomorrow. Perhaps I may die before I leave this Masjid Allah Allahu Akbar, who guaranteed us life. So this is the reality of this dunya. And what are we doing with competing
over it? We're fighting each other over it to the extent that in business, we will deceive each other Muslim, deceive a Muslim.
Muslim will lie to a Muslim Muslim will cheat a Muslim Muslim will eat the wealth of another Muslim Allahu Akbar, where have our values gone? How much do we believe in this dunya that we don't care to sacrifice the akhira in exchange for it. One Hadith tells us if I'm not mistaken, say it's a hadith Jeeva to Kaziranga. It's like a dead corpse that is rotting. And what are we doing with running after it with trying to grab off the dead corpse at any expense? It doesn't matter if I have to steal the other man's workers in business. I have to poach them and say come I'll give you a better salary come work for me.
It doesn't matter if his operations are affected. In fact, at times, it's done specifically with the intent of destroying his business and bringing it down. That's the extent of the competition that we have gone to. And it's time we spoke about this openly let's all we most of us are many of us are businessmen. We go out there and we engage in business. But is it the business that the Sahaba Radi Allahu Anhu? Did? Is it the we abiding by the principles that the Companions Salah Robbie, Allah who and whom did or are we abiding by the principles that we believe in the deception? Do we believe in the dunya so much that we don't care about the athlete anymore? And that's the reality of life.
That's the reality of life. You know, the art of poet says, What Tish had who couldn't lie to me indefinitely limb, Ken McCullough Tula, Dooley Marcia HIDTA, we go to the burial grounds, we go to the graveyards, and we witnessed the people being buried as though this is not meant for us. This is not going to happen to us. We are not going to meet Allah subhanahu wa Tada. We are not going to answer for the wealth that we have, we will not go into answer for the cheating and the deception and the lies that we have done to each other. You know, we love the dunya so much, that at times people have not even buried the person and he has not even gone down into the ground six feet and
they begin discussing what has he left behind? This is mine. That is mine. I will use up this one's right I will cheat that man of his wealth. What happened? What's happened to the day when you stand before a bull is that you will Gela medical Mulu look the King of kings in front of him and you have to answer and you have to say yeah, Allah, I cheated him but forgive me today. Are you ready for that? Do you know what the consequences are? Do you know what will happen? Have you thought about that day? It's time we say let us be straight in business. Let
does not cheat each other. Let us not deceive each other.
Because ultimately the greater business is what matters. Allah subhanho wa Taala says
in Allah hashtag Amina, meaning
be another who Legion. Indeed Allah bought the lives of the believers and they wealth in exchange for Jana give Allah subhanahu wa taala your wealth, give Allah subhanahu wa taala your life so that he will give you Jana abide by the correct principles and Allah subhanahu wa taala will bless you, you will have to jump through food Jaren in berawa Taka the Hadith says the businessmen will all be raised as criminals except for those who are righteous and those who are conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala the next time you see another man doing well in business, what do you say? Remind yourself fight your knifes tell you enough You keep quiet. And please Allah subhanho wa Taala Masha Allah,
Allah bless him, Allah grant him more make dua for baraka for that man, the other sickness that we have, we see a man that wasn't doing well. And Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses him, what do we say that man is doing such an such an illegal business. That's why he got to where he is today. This man is consuming interest. So that's why he got to where he is today. So we point fingers, and we begin to blame each other of that, which is not actually happening. It's not the case. And even if it is the case, we shouldn't be talking about each other in that manner. We should be approaching each other to tell each other brother this is haram don't do this. It's not good for you. But why do we
do that? There is an ailment that's hiding within us. What is that? We've begun to believe in this dunya. More than we believe in the archaea. We love the dunya more than we love the ACA and that's the reality. That's the reality. Let's say it as it is today. Because it's high time someone spoke about this. You look at what's happening in the marketplace, you look at what's happening amongst families who are killing each other. We're killing each other, you know, we talk to about each other so badly, yet we smile in each other's faces. We see the same man at the masjid. We can't approach him to say I have a problem with you. But we will go around community talking bad about that person
talking evil about that person. We will cheat him we will lie about him, we will deceive him we will character assassinate him, we've begun to believe in this dunya more than we believe in the archaea, Fatou Nafi Suhag Come on, come on Alpha Suha for to Lika to karma Halacha, to whom so you will compete for this dunya as they have competed, so it will destroy you in the manner that exists destroyed them. The other sickness that we have is we respect money. We respect money. So when a man has money, we look at him respect him, we greet him. We want to smile in his face. We want to look up to him, we want to hold him in high regard. And the man who doesn't have anything at Lehigh,
Elijah, leave him on the side. It doesn't matter. You know,
Michelle had, why? Because we love the dunya because we respect the dunya. Because we appreciate the dunya because we hold it in the highest of regard. And a person who is poor, every day, five times a day in the masjid, he's performing his Salah, we don't mind if we forgot to greet him. The minute that we leave someone out that has wealth, we start to think perhaps he thought this of me perhaps he thought that of me. Why because we began to love the dunya in the manner that they love the dunya and the Promise of Allah subhanho wa Taala will come true for to liquor calm, comma halachot, who it will destroy us in the manner that it destroyed them if we don't take care. And if we don't change,
and if we don't repair the condition of our hearts. The last thing I want to draw our attention to is one saying of a Sahabi or it was a man who asked one of the kings at the time he said that Milan Anna Calhoun note or a king a king of the time asked him I can't remember exactly who it was. But he said that why is it that we hate death?
So he says Leon nakoma Martin dunya because you have built up this dunya Wahab from Accra and you have destroyed the earth here for in Macomb Takara Hoonah and Turkey Lumina long run eel Hara, so you hate and you despise to move from that which you have destroyed. That which you have built up to that which you have destroyed. So you've destroyed the dunya you've left it derelict you haven't been
And you've, you've built up the dunya. Sorry, I've got that wrong. You've built up the dunya. You've built it up to an amazing, beautiful palace. And now when it comes time to go to that which you have left, you have not built, you have not cared about you have destroyed, it becomes hard for you to do so. Why? Because I'm going to that which I know there is nothing there for me. There is nothing there for me. Yet we live every day like death is not coming to us. We live like the moment matters like only this dunya matters. Nobody is saying don't have wealth. We're not here to lambast those who have wealth. If you have wealth, we are happy for you. We make dua for you. We ask Allah to
grant you Baraka in that enjoy of this dunya in a halal manner, but don't believe in it more than you believe in the akhira that's where the problem is. And that is the ailment that we have. And if we don't speak about this, the time is coming where it will destroy us in the manner that it destroyed. karoun Farah on her mind, all of these people may Allah subhanahu Attallah protect us. May Allah subhanahu wa to Allah grant us the ability to change may Allah subhanahu wa taala make us honest, upright, just and good businessman, I mean or SallAllahu wasallam Salam o Baraka ala Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Ultramarine