How to find Barakah
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We live in a time where people feel a tremendous amount of stress, worry over our finances. People are worried about inflation, they're worried about the prices going higher and higher. They're worried about fewer and fewer jobs being available. We have these worries and the stresses and feeling this is part of human nature. We all worry about our sustenance, our money, our families, and how we're going to put food on the table. But especially in times like these, as Muslims, we should work towards a concept in our faith, something we should always reflect upon and focus on. We invoke this concept in our lot. We mentioned it in our celebrations. We mentioned that in fact in
our prayers in an every day, when we greet another Muslim, it is the concept of Baraka. We meet another Muslim, we greet them with greetings of Baraka As Salam or Aleikum. wa rahmatullahi wa barakato. In our study, we make dua, we say well barik ala Muhammad, why the ADDIE Mohammed Kamara, Dr. Ibrahim. Ibrahim, Allah give baraka to Mohammed in the family of Muhammad, just as you gave baraka to Ibrahim and the family of Ibrahim, and the dua of whichever that we make. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us to say, well that ugly female on our plate that oh Allah give me baraka and everything that you have given me. When a couple gets married, we say to them better
hola hola. Come without okay? That may Allah has Baraka be upon you and may be with you. So, this Barack has mentioned so often in the life of the Muslim
and we need to reflect upon it, why is it so awfully mentioned the basis of Baraka, the meaning of Baraka is growth is for something to increase is for the good of something to remain. So, vara can something no matter how small that thing is, Baraka will increase it, but how can something no matter how few they are, it will increase, it will grow it, it will make it last, it will make it remain, it will make it persist, but Okay, it's done and hired, the goodness lasts, the goodness persists in something. In other words, Baraka helps us look beyond the quantity of something, and to look towards its quality. And this Baraka only comes from Allah subhanaw taala, Allah subhanaw taala
chooses to bless something with Baraka rather than other things, to make the good of one thing greater than others. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa send them was on a journey. They were turning from Tabuk. And this happened in the middle of the summer, in the intense heat, and they began to run out of water. Because of the intense heat, people are drinking more and more water. Now they're running out of water, and they're coming to the time of prayer. And they came to the Prophet they said, We're running out of water. And the time of prayer is almost here. What do we do? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, How much water do we have left? They said, we have one canister,
one vessel. It's maybe enough for two or three people, the prophets of Allah where he says, Give it to me, and he put his hand on it. And he said, Hey, Allah, Allah will do. Al baraka to me and Allah, He said, Come forth for the people of Google. And indeed the baraka, the blessing is only from Allah subhanaw taala. And the water began to gush forward, and every single man amongst them, both drank from the water, and performed there will do every single one of them. And they asked the narrator of the Hadith, they said to him, Jabber, and he is the Allahu Anhu. They said to him, how many people were you on that day? He said, We were 1500 50 and 100. Men drank and made wudu from one canister of
water. This is baraka and one of the miracles of our prophets of Allah it was him but it is baraka from Allah subhanaw taala and it only comes from Allah, not from me or from you for any person, because Allah is Tabarak. We say to her that Allah, Allah, terracotta Allah, He is Habakkuk what does that mean? It means that Allah azza wa jal himself is the source of blessings and he himself has bless it. Everything Allah does is blessed. Everything Allah is good, does his good
will how you will be a day one will surely say that all the good comes from Allah penalty and an evil does not come from from him. Allah is Tamara therefore any Baraka, any blessing, any good only comes from Allah azza wa jal Baraka as a gift from Allah, it cannot be measured. By material means, if Allah blesses
is a person's life. He prolongs that person's good deeds, he extends the benefit of their good work, the productivity of their years, become like hundreds of years. One of the students even told me, he said, you went, there's something amazing about him. One of the scholars of our religion, he said that he would write in a single day. His writing in one day would equal what the scribes could transcribe in an entire week. Think about that, to write something new. To write a fatwa to write a book to write something you think about it, what should I write? So write this should I say it this way? Should I say it a different way you have to think about it takes longer to write something
original. For a scribe, he is just copying the words he looks at one book and he copies it word for word. It's faster. He says in one day, he could write more than the scribe could copy an entire week. This is what I have from Allah subhanaw taala imam in no way wrote the 40 Hadith. The book for the Hadith, many scholars have written books of compilation of 40 Hadith, hundreds of scholars have written it yet his is the 40 Hadith we study that we read, And when we say 40 Hadith everybody thinks of it now is 40. Why Allah put Baraka in his work. He wrote Riyadh, the Saudi hay in one of the great books of Hadith, almost in every house of a Muslim you might find this book, and there are
other collections of Hadith. Why this book of hadith is the one that people read Allah subhanaw taala Baraka in their work, right? This is a gift from Allah azza wa jal, he makes their work longer lasting, he makes the good of it remained for a longer period of time, we need to search out to want to seek this Baraka in all aspects of our lives, in our work in our health, Allah Subhana Allah to allow us to benefit from our strength in our money that Allah subhanaw taala makes it fruitful, makes it beneficial in our children, that they are righteous, that they're dutiful that they make dua for us after we have passed away. And in our knowledge that we learn more about Allah azza wa
jal and adore his religion, that we benefit from the things that we know that we fear Allah truly, we revere Him, we follow His commandments, and we benefit our family and the people surrounding us by the knowledge that we have, we leave a good mark on them because of the knowledge Allah has given us. We need Baraka in every aspect of our lives. So we're seeking Baraka, what are the ways that we can increase this Baraka in our lives? What are the mechanisms that Allah subhanaw taala, Allah and His Prophet have taught us about increasing Baraka in our lives? Number one, the most important way to attain the baraka of Allah azza wa jal is the Taqwa of Allah azza wa jal. You are Baraka in your
money in your family and your time and your sustenance, have fear of Allah azza wa jal and be aware of Allah subhanaw taala Allah and Allah subhanaw taala will give you Baraka in your job and your money in your wealth and your health in your house. How do we know this? Allah azza wa jal tells you in the Quran, when Nat and Quran and or Tuttle that functionality in Bearcats administer that you will. If the people of the city has only believed and feared Allah had Taqwa of Allah subhanaw taala we would have opened for them blessings from the heavens and the earth. If they believed that Taqwa of Allah, Allah would have opened for them every blessing in their life, their health and their
wealth and their families, everything would have been made easy for them. Every door every door of good would have been busted for them and open for them. And Allah subhanaw taala tells us well may Allah Ya Allah Who Maharajah
whoever has Taqwa of Allah has ordered Allah will give him a way out of every difficulty, and he will give him sustenance from where he would never expect. The second way to attain the Taqwa of Allah azza wa jal is to be honest in our dealings, to be honest, in the way that we transact the way that we deal with other people. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said and beyond will hire men and it's a federal cafe in South Africa where they Anna booty cada who Matthew via VBA him that he said that the two people who are two parties in a transaction. He said if they are truthful, they're truthful and what they are dealing with. With Vienna and they made it clear if there's a
flaw, if there's a problem with the thing that they're selling the disclose it, they say, there's a flaw in this car that I'm selling you there's a flaw in this thing that I'm giving that I'm offering you, they make it clear to the other person. If they do this water cadang Man, it has been made blessing for them. Their transaction is blessed for them when ketam Our caliber but if they conceal, and they lie that Allah subhanaw taala will remove the baraka from their dealings. Being honest and clear is one of the best ways towards the baraka of Allah. And the more we are dishonest, the more we try to cheat and to scan and to hide, the more the baraka is destroyed. The Prophet sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam once had a young companion
He gave him a dinner. And he said to him go and purchase for me a sheep. So the young man went out with the money. The Prophet sallallahu said, I'm interested in him. And he went out to the marketplace. But he was a smart man. He was clever. He was good. He was a good negotiator. He negotiated with one dinar, not one sheep or two. So he had to now then he went back to the marketplace, and took one of the sheep and sold one of them for one dinar. And then he came back to the Prophet sallallahu. And he was saying, the Prophet gave them one dinar to purchase for him one sheet, it comes back to the Prophet with one sheep, and one deny. Now we could have hid it. He could
have kept that dinar in his pocket, the prophet wouldn't have known. The Prophet told them by me one sheet, he came back with one sheep.
But he gave the Prophet, the sheep and the dinar. He said, All of this is yours. He gave it to the Prophet. He was honest in his dealings, the prophets of Allah were and he was sending me too hot for the man. He said that Allah will like and fee, so
be me and kiss me, Allah Subhana Allah have Baraka in all your right hand dealings. May Allah have broken all your trustworthy dealings. They said that young man became one of the richest people in Kufa, later on to be one of the richest people amongst them, that people would say about him. If you had to sell to rob, if you have to sell the dirt, he would make a profit because of the ire of our Prophet sallallahu Where do you think you're losing money? When you're being honest? You think you're losing money if you say this is the problem with this card, this is the problem with this product. But in fact, you are gaining from Allah subhanaw taala you're gaining in Baraka far more
than what you would give up. One of the other means to attain the baraka of Allah and sorted to attain buttock and all the things we have in life is to be associated with that which is move out to be associated with that which is blessing. And the greatest blessing we have in our lives. Is the book of Allah subhanaw taala Kitab ins inna who uniqa Mobile Okay, Allah, we sent you this book that is move out UK, it is blesseth lianza. baru IRT, what do you say to that Corrado and Bab that they may ponder over its verses and that the people of intelligence may think you want Baraka be connected to that which is Mobarak, read the Quran, ponder over think about it, reflect over it. The
Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam said In another Hadith, the Quran Surah Al Baqarah Fein Haida for in the baraka, what's our cuchara Hassan? He says read Surah Al Baqarah. For indeed taking it is a Baraka is a blessing from Allah and abandoning it is a sorrel a source of sorrow and sadness,
the next point to work hard.
Our religion does not teach us and does not tell us that success comes from sitting on your hands and making the carnival run. No our religion tells us that to succeed we have to work we have to work hard, and we make liquor into our of Allah dua to Allah subhanaw taala the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would say Allahumma barik, the Almighty febrile Codea Oh Allah give baraka for my OMA and it's buku at hand. It's early morning, another how he said Allah has given baraka for my oma in its early mornings, people Codea in the early morning, why is it early morning, the scholars say the Prophet mentioned the early morning because that's the time where if somebody is truthful, they
want to work towards something. That's the time you wake up early, and you work hard. That's the time of hard work. So they said the Prophet mentioned early morning meaning you cannot sleep in
and say well, I want to be successful. You put in no effort you sleep till noon, and you say why isn't there a bottle cow? That's not the way of our religion. That's not the way the prophets of Allah were at least and and taught us to be the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said no to look at local to know another component to a kingdom and Allah helper to a kidney is an if you truly trusted Allah as he deserves to be trusted. That also happened. He would give you this, just like he does for the birds who wake up in the morning and they are hungry, and they go to sleep and they're full. The birds wake up early.
They wake up the earliest, we hear them making their noises in the earliest of morning.
And then they go in, they work they seek, they look out for their food, and Allah provides for all of these birds. This is what trusting in Allah subhanaw taala means they wake up and they work hard and they trust in Allah azza wa jal and if you do this, you will be fed. If you do this, you'll be taken care of. This is what our religion teaches us. And our religion teaches us the opposite is not going to give you Baraka when I can't even say
Then with your long run, he came to the Prophet. The Prophet was giving money to the people were accepting Islam, but people were new Muslims. So he went to the Prophet said, Give me money, the Prophet gave them money. He came a second time. He said, Give me money in the property who money? He gave him a third time, give me money. And here the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam said, yeah, yeah, hacking
in World War Two. He said, Oh Hakeem, yes, this money is a delightful thing. It is a splendorous thing. Everybody likes money. It's attractive. We all make it from an alpha that will be Sahar, what enough's would occur that morphia whoever it takes it with honor in their self, whoever takes that money, whose honor in themselves, Allah will give them baraka in it. Allah will make it less than what is the prophet mean by the honor in yourself, it means you're not begging for it. It means you're working for it. It means you're striving for it. It means you're getting up early and you're working hard for it. He said, Whoever does this, Allah will give them baraka in their money. And he
says, No, whatever it takes it from an alpha that will be strong enough since then Mubarak, and whoever takes it with this kind of like, doesn't really value it. So he's not working for it. He's just begging for it. Allah subhanaw taala is not going to give them baraka. And he said, and you will be like the person who eats but it's never full. They're never satisfied. And the and then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi. Salam said what he had to do roja high dominantly had to suffer, the higher hand, the upper hand is better than the lower hand.
The next point of gaining Baraka is to be good to our family, to have good ties of kinship. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
Whoever wishes, man, several who and you know, if you display? Well, you can sit down the sad for the answer, that whoever wants wishes, that their wealth is expanded, and their lifespan is extended. Then let them keep the ties of kinship. Does anyone here want more money and a longer life? Is anyone here asking for less money and less of a life? Everybody wants more money and more of life? So what is their Prophet sallallahu advise them tell us to do. Keep your ties of kinship, have good relationships in your family. Have good family relationships, treat your family with honor, treat them with respect, treat them with good character, build the relationship between
yourself and your kids and your parents and your uncles and your aunts and all the family members that you have. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Cillizza, Ron was to Joab was to hold up your your Mirana Dr. Will you see down he said good family relationships and good neighborly conduct and good manners. They build your houses and they increase your lifespan. They build your houses and they increase your lifespan. There are dozens of studies by the way, on how good relationships, especially with family correlate with wealth, and correlate with longer life expectancy and better health income outcomes. This is from Harvard, they said one study which examined the data from more
than 300,000 people found that a lack of strong relationships increased the risk of premature death from all causes by 50%. And effective mortality that is comparable to smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and greater than obesity and physical inactivity, meaning that if somebody does not have good relationships in their life, especially with their family, it's worse than if you were to be smoking 15 cigarettes a day. And the impacts that would have on someone's health and their life expectancy that you believe in from a report rather believe it from Allah salAllahu Alaihe Salam, because this is exactly what he's telling you. And the man who has came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa
and he said O Messenger of Allah, we eat, and we're not fooled. We eat but we're not fool. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Fidella come to Quran whatever you're thinking perhaps you are eating from, but you are separate from each other. You're not eating together, you're eating separate from one another. And he said, all the French sent me or where you come was coolest. Mullah Ali, you barely clear comfy. He said come together, join together when it comes time to eat and mentioned the name of Allah. Allah will put Baraka in your fruit. Allahu baraka and eat together as a family as a community as people eat together. It's not necessarily haram to take your plate on
your own and eat on your own. But the baraka isn't eating together. How often are families they make their plate they go off in the room they eat by themselves. They make their play, they go maybe watch television by themselves and eat, no sit together, eat together, talk to each other, you will find the baraka from Allah subhanaw taala will be there in your food and Allah will build those better relationships between you.
The next point to gain the baraka of Allah azza wa jal is ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala for Baraka, Allah subhanho wa Taala
Allah, terracotta Allah He has talked about his himself as the source of Baraka, and He grants us Baraka, the DUA that the Prophet sallallahu recently taught his grandson. And Hassan Radi Allahu Allah of the DUA to make an wichard for throated
that we shouldn't be praying every night. And we should make this to every night. Along my dinner, female headaches were often a female athlete, but I wonder if humans were late. What Baddeck Nana female athletes, oh Allah give us Baraka in everything that you have given us. Very beautiful. So general, it applies to everything give us Baraka in our money, but give us Baraka in our health give us market in our children. Well that Atlanta female outlet in the give us book and everything that you have given us, we know another Hadith and we know some actually he came to the Prophet SAW Allah He sent me so Messenger of Allah, I heard you making a DUA, what is the dua here at the Prophet
make? He said I heard you say Allah, Allah FedUni them be what was there early if he daddy or daddy cliffie with the sleep? Oh ALLAH forgive my sins, oh Allah make my house expensive. Oh Allah give me Baraka in my sustenance in my risk. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him, Well terracotta mache Have we left anything out? Doesn't need to incorporate everything that you want. Isn't everything in this one too hot. And so ask Allah subhanaw taala for dua Imam Buhari has an is so here an entire chapter bad a dua because it's a mad mad panaca an entire chapter of asking Allah for money for this with baraka and he has all the different area under this one chapter entire
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him to Lesotho cinema and also the Allahu Allah Allah He also could be here woman whether this list that I mentioned today on Baraka is not exhaustive, there is a lot more that can be mentioned. I'll just mention one last one, the seventh one so it's odd to Allah. But there's much much more that we can find in the Quran and the Sunnah of our prophets of Allah Islam about attaining baraka and this is one of the ways of attaining Baraka is to get for the sake of Allah sadaqa to purify our wealth to purify it Suzanne can first of all to give ours the cat and to give even more than that to give sadaqa and of this we understand because Allah Subhana Allah Subhan Allah exam in the left side is
the reward for goodness other than goodness. And so if the person wants wealth, if you give your wealth Allah will give you back, you give Allah Subhana Allah will give you back. We know the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, there's not a single day that the child of Adam wakes up except that there are two angels, one of them that is saying, Oh Allah gives the one who is giving even more and Oh Allah, the One who is being stingy destroys their wealth, they're making the store every day. And Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran, methodology name for your Pune and when Elfi Sabine Allah QMF le Hobbiton and better Sebastian Aven equally, some do some bullets in
the example of the one who gives for the sake of Allah is like the seed that has seven spikes, and each in each of these spikes is 100 grains, Allahu Allah and 40 Mega shad and Allah multiplies for those whom He wills. So when you give Allah multiplies, makes it more makes it more you give it Allah gives you even more. And so of the baraka is by giving for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah, Allah gives us back even more We ask Allah and soldier to make us the people who attain baraka to give us baraka and all aspects of our lives and in everything that he has given us.