The Wealthy Muslim
Channel: Ibraheem Menk
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Zaid wakes up every morning, and he goes to work at eight o'clock. He spends the entire day, looking through files, busy building somebody else's business. He comes back at five in the evening, and he spent some time with his family. He's tired. So he goes to sleep. And the next morning, he wakes up and after having readies Fajr Salah he goes back to work eight in the morning, comes back five in the evening. And what happens 30 years of his life passed by in this fashion. And what has he achieved from it? He's achieved perhaps a home that he has paid off if he is fortunate. He's got a car that he leases and he goes out, uses it every day he leases it, it doesn't belong to him. What
else does he have? He affords himself and his family a holiday every year, once a year. But what does zayde really own besides that? Nothing. He owns that much Alhamdulillah he thinks Allah subhanho wa Taala and he carries on with his life. But in reality, he's built somebody else's life. So if you are to look at employer and you look at the employee, in those 30 years, what has the employer built? What has he got? What has he achieved, and look at Zayd and see what he's achieved? There is a huge difference between the two. And you see the system that was created in the West. In fact, there is a study to say that universities were created for the Industrial Age why as
industries grew, people realize the employers realized that we need workers and we need highly intelligent individuals. So what do we do we make universities in the western fashion. Previously universities in Arabia were created to liberate the mind to make the mind such that it will be able to empower the soul to grow and become big and employ and grow in the deen and in the dunya. But you look at the Western universities were created to make the master bigger, better, stronger, richer, more empowered, and to keep you at a certain level. And I'm sure all of us relate in a certain way. We understand that. You know what, as much as we think we are moving forward, you know what we can
compare ourselves to? I won't call it the rat race because we're not rats. But I'll give it a better example. It is like a squirrel race. So what happens when you put a squirrel in a circular thing that it keeps running on? It's running, it's moving, and it thinks it's achieving something but what happens it actually stationary. It's in one place. So we're running about in our day.
Today he lives busy chasing the dunya. But really, are we even achieving that? Dunya? It's a question that we've got to ask ourselves now to break out of the cycle is not easy. So, here when you grow up what they tell you is you need to go to university you need to achieve a degree you need to do this and that that's the first thing become an engineer. And I know a lot of people in Sweden i engineers because I talk to this one that what do you do? I'm an engineer, who do you work for Volvo? That's the first thing you know. So really, and truly, this is not something easy to break out of, and I'm not telling you to leave it immediately. You need some sort of sustenance, but on
the side set up something. Perhaps you've got a business where you're importing socks from China and reselling them to people. Perhaps you've got a business that is making candles at home and you reselling them to people Wallah he that can grow to become something huge one day, I don't know if a lot of the Allahu Anhu comes to Madina Munawwara with nothing, nothing. So I didn't know Robbie tells him what I want to hand over to you half of my life, half of my wealth, take it one of my wives, marry them. Marry her, it's okay. He's literally willing to draw a line halfway down through his life and give half of it to drama and if not, what is his response? He says do linear the souk
just show me where the marketplaces he didn't take a dime from his brother. What happened? He grew so fast and so big that within a short space of time, Abdurahman have no outcomes to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he sees some sort of fragrance on him. You know, there was a mark of fragrance on him. So he says what happened? It says though, I've seen that something has changed in you. So he says, well, Allah He I got married. He said you got married. And what did you give her? You know the wife for Mara, what did you give her? He says, No, wait a minute that I gave her a piece of gold Allahu Akbar. This is a man that came as a refugee from Mecca to Medina and in a short
space of time he gives his wife now what a minute the hub now what is the date seed, the equivalent of that date seed in gold is a lot of gold. You will ring is so expensive, if you take it and weigh it and see how many grams it is yet. It is just a small ring. And you look at Noah I mean at the hub, that is the baraka that Allah subhanho wa Taala has placed placed into Jarrah in business. You know, one Hadith mentions this, to share Elizabeth Ijarah, that nine tenths of risk is in business. So despite you going to Volvo every day and building their dream, and making it bigger and employing and actually empowering them, that is good. Alhamdulillah do something on the side, as your side
hustle. Why that side hustle one day may be so big that you will want to leave Volvo and you will say you know what, Volvo I'm building my own Volvo today. So you know what, maybe you can come work for me. That's the type of mentality that Muslims have to have. That's the type of mentality that we've got to have. Why? Because if we don't break out of that squirrel race, then eventually we end up squirrels. That's it for the rest of our lives. We're employed by somebody for the rest of our lives. We're building somebody else's dreams. Allah Allah believes that you will general he tells us Lee laughing more I wish Eli if he may lead later schita he was saying if failure boo Rob, bait, a
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Shake spoke about this on Friday at the hotword to Jamar and he told us that there is the aspect of Allah subhanahu Attallah bringing out the people out from poverty and hunger and giving them security. How is this how does this all come about? From the teacher era that was happening? The people would go up to a sham and they would go down to a leannon and they would actually achieve Amman security and they would achieve the the food so they could live and subsist and feed themselves. But how did all of this happen? It happened by the means of what is known as business. They went up to a sham brought some good
And Allah subhanho wa Taala he basically gave them security. And the reason for this was because they were the people of Quraysh that looked after the Kada. So Allah subhanahu wa taala gave them security. And this brings me to my last and final point. And I'd like to make it short, sweet and to the point so that we can take something home something of value.
Allahu Bucha is that he will Jellal gave them Amman and he gave them security because valuable will do Rob Bahaa, they'll buy it. Let them worship the Lord of this house. Yes, they are looking after the house but let them render the worship for Allah subhanahu wa taala alone in your tiara and in your business. Don't forget business with Allah subhanho wa Taala when you go out remember Allah horrible is that you will Jalan and this will help you become successful. What does Allah subhanahu Attallah say? He then will the earliest teamie mean Jew Marathi festival elearning Karela he well will they? When you go to salatu Jumeirah when you are invited to salatu Jumuah then go to it rush
to it was the rule bear and leave the buying and selling why? Why? Because Allah was calling me right now. That's what matters. And then when the salah ends when the salah ends, Allah subhanahu wa taala tells you for either a year to Sweller to Tashi room feel we are better who knew
he was guru Allah Hi Cathy with Kuma Kathina Lala whom to flee Hone. And when the Jumeirah has ended when the salah has ended, then spread yourself out on Earth, spread yourself out on Earth and go and do benefit from the father of Allah subhanho wa Taala look for the sustenance of Allah subhanho wa Taala and remember Allah ye Lala come to flee Hoon so that you may become successful so that you may become successful. So when you remember Allah subhanho wa Taala and you've left your Tiara for him, and then you come back to that Ijarah you will attain much more than you would have had you not gone for Salah to Jomar they will be Baraka in your business. And I still remember there is a there is a
country in which the people were big businessmen, big businessman Masha Allah, they were already achieving a lot, but they complain to their scholars to say you know, we have one problem. We can't seem to make Salah to Lhasa in the masjid because our time for Salah to Lhasa is five o'clock and we close our businesses at five o'clock. So what do we do? So the scholars told them that do you know what you do? Close your businesses early, and come for Salah to Lhasa in the masjid. And they started to do that and today Wallah, he the industrialists in this country. Are those Muslim businessmen. They are the ones running the country. They are the ones who sit with the President.
They are the ones who have the ear of the president. How did that change? Because they decided you know what, half four is the time that we are closing our businesses why we want to make it for Salah to Lhasa, and I find this profound because the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us man Fattah to Salah to Lastly, that can nama Wu Tierra Lu Lu, that the one womb Salah to Lhasa misses him, then it is as though his entire life his family has been destroyed, and his business has been destroyed. His wealth has been destroyed. So the acts the opposite of this is true. If you look after that Salah to Lhasa and you perform it on time and you perform it in JAMA,
then Allah subhanho wa Taala gives you Baraka, what am I trying to draw out here? I'm trying to bring our attention to the fact that when we go out and we seek the dunya remember it is only the dunya of Allah that we are seeking. And if we seek His help in that, then Allah subhanahu wa taala will most definitely bring the dunya to our feet and the earth here as well. He will give us both HireRight dunya will appear. And lastly, we mentioned the dua of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
on a banner attina Feed dunya Hassan will fill up here it has been working either but now our Lord, give us in this world. Give us the goodness of this world and give us the goodness of the earth here and protect us from the fire be hellfire. So we ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to grant us the goodness
of this world, the goodness of the earth and to protect us from the fire of hell, I mean also Allahu wa sallam Oh Baraka, Elena b&m Hamad, or other early he also he urged me in sha Allah who will have a question and answer after the Salah. I think there's very short time to Maghrib so in sha Allah after the Mahara will have question and answer in an interactive session BarakAllahu li Khan was lovely being with you once again
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