Reality Of This World
Channel: Ibrahim Hindy
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all praises due to Allah alone. In him we seek aid and assistance and to Him we turn, both in repentance and for forgiveness truly whom Allah subhanaw taala guides, none can mislead and he whom Allah leaves to go astray, There is none who can guide and I bear witness that there is nothing worthy of worship, save Allah alone. And then Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is both his servant and His messenger.
Having a gathering of Muslims in these days, it's impossible for us to come together without at least mentioning and thinking about our brothers and sisters around the world who are suffering, especially those of us who are living in extremely, extremely difficult conditions. They're being starved, they're being bombed.
And of course, it's not just them. We know what is happening in the Sudan is incredibly difficult these days.
When we see this bloodshed happening around the world, we see the calamity is befalling this Oma.
We see the bombs falling upon the heads of children. We see the child emerging, with their whole family taken away from them.
And we see the dehumanization of Muslims. By all these world powers,
it reminds us
of the hadith of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who predicted this.
He said, You Shaq and tada Ali, Al Omen
came out to the
He said perhaps there will be a day in which the nation's the owners the nations will call against you. They'll say Come, let's go. Let's take these Muslims. Just as someone would casually call others to eat from a plates.
If you had a plate of food and you start calling other people come and share in my food.
He said this is what will happen to you. The nations will do this to you.
The Companions asked the Prophet Sall Allahu Allah you send them yeah rasool Allah LM include Latin Yo Ma even. They couldn't understand this. How is this going to happen to us? They said is this going to be because we are so few. They remember what happened in Mecca and Mecca, there was persecution.
They were being attacked and assaulted cornered.
But there was only a few Muslims in Mecca.
So they said O Messenger of Allah arena go back to those days. There's just a few of us.
I will include that in Yama even ya rasool Allah are we going to be few in number?
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said call Allah He said, No, no, no, no, Belen, Tomiyama, even Kathy, well, I can now come with that call without sin. He said, You will be many, many on that day. You will be Allah on that day. But you will be like the scum upon the sea.
The scum on the sea,
has no influence, no effects. The waters of the sea takes it where it goes, people throw junk into the water and it just washes ashore. He said that's what you will be like.
This hadith happened.
This hadith what the Prophet said took place
in 1916. You can look this up. It's called the Sykes pico agreement
where Sykes who was a English diplomat and Pico who was a French diplomat. They sat down and there was Russian and Italians there as well. And they had negotiations what do we deal with the Muslim lands
and they said
Libya this will go to the Italians
Syria and Lebanon this will go to the French
Egypt and Jordan and Palestine. We'll go to the British.
We talk about what happened we lost Palestine 1948 What happened in 1948? No 1916
They sat down on a table. They said the Russians will take this area you guys will take this we'll take this
they're calling each other to eat from the plates.
And you know what is so amazing about this hadith something I
discovered only shortly.
Recently, I was going on the website of the British Museum. So the British Museum has a website, they put all their paintings and artifacts, pictures of it on the website.
I saw on this website a picture written before the Sykes picot agreement, a painting, okay, the painting has three or four European monarchs kings.
And in front of them is a table.
And on the table, there is a turkey.
And the head of the turkey is the head of the Sultan, the Khalifa, with a turban.
And each of the monarchs there's a caption underneath of it, each of the monarchs are talking about how they want to eat the turkey. Some of them saying I want to I like to eat this part, my grandmother used to like this part of it.
Now he Subhanallah they didn't know the Hadith, I'm sure they didn't know the Hadith. And yet, the way that they thought about what they were going to do to the Muslim ummah, was exactly as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam described it. You can go and find this painting.
Like can I can go with that come with that Satan. He said, You will be like the scum on the ocean. You have no influence. You don't have any say in where you go. You're not bringing value like the water of the ocean is. And then the Prophet said, well, a Enza and Allah means to do it or do we come and Mohabbat I mean, come. Allah is going to take the fear of you out of the hearts of your enemies, meaning before this time, your enemies were afraid of you. They feared you. And when they feared you, they respected you. Now they neither fear you nor they respect you. In fact, they dehumanize you.
They act like your lives are worthless.
You tell them 20,000 have been killed 10,000 Are children.
And they brush it off like it's nothing it's irrelevant. They dehumanize you because they do respect that's disrespect to you.
What ends and Allah Hyman so do the I do recommend my habits I mean come they're not afraid of you anymore. They have no respect for you anymore.
What else if and Allah ficolo Becoming one and Allah is gonna place in your hearts L one and one means weakness, the weakness? Obviously V weakness will be in your heart.
The comparison understand what does that mean? The weakness will be in our heart what is the weakness? It says if the Prophet saying this is the ultimate weakness and the weakness.
They said the arrow Salah what isn't one what is the weakness? The Prophet said have been dunya what Cara here to note, he said it is to love this dunya and to hate death.
To love this dunya and to hate death. This hadith is telling us
the reason behind the weakness that we feel. I'm sure all of us feel weakness. I'm sure all of us when we see what is happening in Gaza, we feel weakness. We can't help them. 2 billion Muslims are on this earth. 2 billion Muslims we cannot help 2 million
we cannot even give 2 million of them a cup of water to drink.
We all feel this weakness.
The hadith is telling you the root cause of why we have this weakness.
We may think about the external causes.
Causes like lack of education or lack of military equipment or lack of this or lack of you can talk about all this all day and night. But there's a root cause behind it. That root cause the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam already told you
the love of the dunya
the hatred of death
and then this makes us cowards.
When you love the dunya too much to become a coward. You're afraid to speak the truth. You're afraid to stand up for the truth. We're willing to cower. We want to protect a little bit of the dunya that we have we want to protect that.
We fear losing this dunya we fear to die so we're just going to be quiet. go along to get along
because when you miss value that dunya when you think it is everything. When you think that it is worthy
of everything you start to have this intense love for it. What's going to happen Gemma
Allah says you have this intense love for money.
This weakness of loving the dunya is not without consequence. It doesn't mean that you individually have a problem and that's it.
But when all of us start to have this problem, the whole Ummah suffers,
the whole Ummah suffers when I care too much about this dunya and don't care about the Afghan
the whole Ummah suffers when I care too much about my paycheck. And I don't care about my son.
The homeless suffers when I care so much about my possessions. And I don't care about standing in front of Allah subhanaw taala and him asking me, what did you do with your life? What did you do with your privilege? What did you do with your voice? What did you do with your energy?
This is what removes
the fear and the respect of you from the hearts of other people.
This is what allows them to persecute and oppress and harm Muslims. And they don't fear anything from us. They don't fear anything from us.
This is what removes that fear and that respect from us.
The love of the dunya and the hatred of death.
And so we have to remedy, we have to remedy the root cause.
In order for there to be actual change,
where we aren't afraid to speak the truth, even if they punish us for it.
There's people now being fired from their jobs. The brother came to my messages,
suspended principal of a school and the public system suspended because he wrote something about Edelstein.
People are getting blacklisted at schools for saying this is a genocide. Why are they doing that? Because they think you love the dunya. They think you love the dunya they think you love it so much that when they slap a few people like this, we're all going to be quiet.
We're all gonna cower our heads.
And they have a right to think this because for the past 100 years, that's what the OMA has been doing.
We have to break that mold and we break that mold by going back to the Quran and Sunnah.
We break that mold by going back to our religious tradition. And one of the most fundamental things our Prophet or the assaulter was Sam taught is the nature of the dunya.
And the relationship we have to have with it.
Well, Claude Wilma, here in La Jolla, tuna dunya. Number two, and
when are you Nicola in the dark.
It's one of the first things that I said to our Prophet sallallahu.
duniya this, the only thing that existed This is the dunya there is nothing beyond the dunya. This dunya is the only thing. Now move to when
we die and we live, we're live and we die. That's it. One chance.
Nothing destroys us except time. This is the argument of the kofod of courage. And perhaps Muslims don't believe this word. If we go to the average Muslim and say, Is there something beyond the dunya? He will say yes, I do believe there's something beyond the dunya.
But sometimes we believe it in our actions, not in our words.
How do people get seduced into haram lifestyle? How do people get seduced into going to clubs and bars? How did they get seduced into smoking? How did they get seduced into haram relationships and things like that?
You only live once. You only have one dunya that's it. You only have this one chance That's it?
Are you really going to prevent yourself? Are you really going to restrict yourself when all you have
is this one dunya
This is the philosophy of Kofoed.
To be exclusively focused on the dunya the all that exists in matters is the dunya.
To believe this, the all that exists is the dunya This is Cofer
but the Dawa of Kufa, the Dawa, to Haram is to preach this. So you only have this one life, my brother, you only have this one chance. Are you really gonna go your whole life without experiencing this and that? This is the Dawa of haram.
The last verse, Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran to remind you this is not it. The last verse revealed what TacoMan total genuine Fe he'll Allah. Be aware have Taqwa. Be conscious of the day you are going to return to Allah. This dunya is not the end of it. There's more
You're gonna stand in front of Allah subhanaw taala.
This world, this dunya, it's fading, it's vanishing. It's like a fleeting memory. Everyone here, I don't care your age, you can sit back and you can think about your past memories. If you're in your 60s, you can think about when you were in your 30s
if you are in your if you are in your 30s, you can think back to when
you were in your teenage years.
If you're a teenager, you can sit back and think about your childhood.
The nature of these memories, they're so brief
10 years in your 30s, from age 30, to age 40, those 10 years. If you think back to it,
you can remember just a few moments.
There's just a few brief memories that come to your mind.
If you think back to when you were a child, just a few moments, you can remember where did the rest of it go? Once it all vanished, I'll fade it all went away. Even those memories you can't even really remember them that vividly. Remember parts of it. Most of it has faded away.
Our past just fleeting moments. One day, this entire Donia your entire life from beginning to end is going to be like that.
A brief memory short memory
that's why the people are less power data records the words of the people of the Hellfire in the Quran, what they're going to see in the future.
All who live with Nyoman Elba Biomin fest adelante they said to Allah they're arguing with Allah can you believe this? They're in the Hellfire they're arguing with Allah subhanaw taala
to say oh Allah we were in this dunya young to one day. Oh Barbie, I'm not even one day just part of a day.
All of our memories of this world there was just it was just like that part of the day. First NL ID and they tell tell Allah go ask the angels that count. And arguing with last panel that they're telling Allah glass the angels that count
if you understand this, this whole world is going to feel like part of a day. The moment it's over.
Then you understand to put this dunya in its right place. Throughout the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala and many verses he tells you about the dunya
that it is not able and
that it is just play. It's amusement.
Nemo, Allah tells you know, it's a commandment. This is fat only Allah is telling you, you have to know something. Know
what an ML HYAH to dunya Allah I was in fact, we won't be Nakamoto Catherine, Phil myt. Well, I wouldn't know that this dunya is only law
that I display.
But live is a kind of play that there couldn't be benefit from it. It couldn't be good. It could be wholesome. You play basketball, your body gets stronger playing it. So there's a benefit to it. This is lob. Lau is amusements of which there is no benefit.
Like the Haram amusements that people do. There's no benefit from it.
So Allah tells you this whole dunya is
and LAO and Xena Xena is amusement. Xena is like decoration, outwardly beautiful things that are outwardly beautiful in this world.
What's the faculty and is boasting
may not come you're boasting with each other competing with each other.
This person gets a car. I want a car like his this person gets a nice house. I want a nice house like his what's a falcon on a napkin with a cathode to Falkor is over competing over the quality of possessions to cathode is the amount of possessions
the hoarding of possessions all of this to boost our ego. And then Allah gives you a very interesting example of the dunya
committed the rise in our gerbil. kuffaar Maya Haeju fissara has fallen from Equinox apana Allah's power that says This dunya is like a rain, rainfall
and the rain falls and some plants grow because of it.
And it pleases the farmer the farmer is happy. And then it dries and it turns yellow and it becomes scattered.
This is a very interesting example. Allah is telling you the example of the dunya is rain that comes down and it pleases the farmer. I imagine if a farmer
He ordained his entire life around a single rainfall.
He sold everything to get, you know, big buckets so he can capture the rainwater of a single rainfall.
He did everything in his life to take advantage of one single rainfall. How much water rainwater can you really get from one wind, rainfall? How many crops can actually grow from one rainfall? Very little. And whatever grows if it doesn't have sustained rainfall, that one rainfall, it's going to just scatter. It's going to blow in the air.
If a farmer did this, he devoted his whole life to a single rainfall. We say you're You are crazy. in your lifetime, there's going to be hundreds and hundreds of rainfalls, why are you caring about only one of them?
But this is exactly what the dunya is.
Something so insignificant, as to all that is going to come after it.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Madonia filled an era in law can I use
them for the ungodly, my Torah, he says the example of this dunya this world compared to the next world, it's like if one of you put your finger in the lake or an ocean, you put your finger in the ocean and you pull it out. He said Ask yourself what has remained, how much water remains on your finger when you did that? A couple of drops what has remained in the ocean, trillions and trillions and trillions of drops of water. What you took from it was nothing that's the dunya what remains is the akhira.
Imagine fighting over that drop of water. Imagine backbiting and stabbing each other and boasting over this drop of water and you're ignoring the ocean that you left behind. While Manhyia to dunya Illa Matera Quran Allah says that the life of this world is just deception. It is the the pleasure of deception.
Our prophet tells us tell us Abdu dinar, otitis abdelkrim, very powerful Hadith.
That ruined terrace is the one who ruins themselves, you trip yourself over, you knock yourself down. It was your fault that you pulled yourself down. Tell yourself I'm talking out he ruined himself mean the one who worshipped the dinar and the Durham the one who worshipped gold and silver. Well tell me sir, and the one who worships the good clothing.
The Prophet says he is worshipping these things, who he's worshipping these things the money.
Because who does he sacrifice everything for? His wealth and possessions. Money has become a God.
The prophet says, We that she can find a felon Takus. If he is pricked by the thorn,
he will never find relief. This is a saying of the Arabs. But the prophet said it is powerful. He's saying his misery will never be alleviated. This person his misery will never be removed.
Why? Think about it, the person who worships money. He thinks the solution to every problem is more money.
But he doesn't understand because of his relationship to money. His problems are because of the money. So he keeps adding money to his bad relationship with money. And it makes his problems worse and worse. So the Prophet said if he is pricked by a thorn, he'll never be able to remove it. His problem was always going to remain.
Profit are a substantial pity to this person. The person who doesn't have Allah, the smallest amount of suffering becomes insufferable
A Prophet alayhi salatu salam he says in the dunya Hello autumn Khedira
we're in the law hum was still gonna feel comfy her phillium Okay for time at one. He says this dunya is what's on Hadera it is green and splendid. It's beautiful. And Allah is giving you power over it only to see how you will act. The Sony has a splendor to it. There's a delight to it. There's an attractiveness to it.
But Allah is only giving it to you to see how you will act.
In the Quran, Allah Subhana Allah gives us powerful analogies as well. Men can you read will hire to dunya was he in Northfield Am I met him won't
lie because one, that whoever desires this dunya and all the adornment of dystonia, Allah says we are fully going to repay them.
We're gonna give it back to them fully. You want the dunya we'll give it to you.
If you really want to do it, we will give it to you we will facilitate to you it
won't highlight you because when Allah says we're not going to deprive them, you want the dunya Allah is gonna give it to you.
We'll make another verse
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Whoever wants an IG? IG? That means the hasty, the immediate. Whoever wants what is immediate meaning the dunya will give it to them. Agenda won't go bring it to them quickly.
Woman or RA? Whoever wants the athlete Ah, what's that? Yeah, well who am woman and they work towards it, they put in the effort towards it and they are a believer.
But without it kind of sat on your home or school or these people, their effort is going to be appreciated by ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. But here's what's powerful. Allah gives you these two groups of people, right? The one who wants an idea that they want the immediate, they want the dunya and the ones who want the hero.
But then he tells you at the end, will Kula know me to have
both of these groups we are going to give them
this is amazing. If you think about it, well couldn't enter them into
this group that wanted the dunya we're gonna give them the dunya we will extend to them the dunya and this group that wanted the athlete, we are going to give them the akhira and the dunya.
They get a double price. When you want the al Qaeda Allah will give you the dunya
Allah will extend it for you. There is a double double price for the believer. By focusing on the al Qaeda Allah will give you the Africa and the dunya
and that's why the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa salaam says In another Hadith
min Kenneth in the year two room, a dunya. Whoever is intention is the dunya
they want the dunya their life is all revolving around the dunya I just want this kind of money. I just want this kind of life. I just want this kind of fame. I just want this kind of dunya mechanics need to Houdini if your knee your intention is the dunya ferok Allahu Allahu samatha who Allah subhanaw taala will make his affairs all over the place.
problem here problem their
problem in your relationships, problem with your children problem with your work problem with this person and that person just problems everywhere.
What Yeah, I left Sakurako vrna and Allah will make his poverty in his eyes will lie when you meet this kind of person, you'll understand what the prophet meant. Some people the old was see their poverty. They can be millionaires, driving the best cars, beautiful house, and all that person can see is poverty.
He thinks if the stock market goes bad tomorrow, I'm gonna lose all my money. If this investment doesn't pan out, and I lose all my money. If this doesn't end, then the person is so stingy all the time, all he can see is that I'm going to be poor.
All I can see is I'm going to be poor. Everywhere he looks, his eyes wherever they divert to wherever they go. All he sees is his poverty.
What team Mina dunya Illa marketable in the case of Allah widow, and nothing from the dunya will come to him except what Allah has already written for him.
No matter how much he cheats, and he lies and he steals and he does this and he does that he puts all his effort towards the dunya you're still going to get what Allah wrote for you.
Women can have more,
but whoever is
concern is the alpha hero. Their focus is the athlete on
Gemma Allahu Allah, Allah subhanaw taala will gather their affairs.
Things are going good for them. Things are settled for them. They have stability in their life. Well, Jana Alana, who will be here, and Allah will make His richness in his hearts. Notice the one who wants to dunya Allah puts the poverty in his eyes, and it almost implies the person is going to be tired. Imagine there's something on your eyes everywhere you look, you see something that makes you tired.
But Allah says about the richness of the believer, he puts it in his hearts. The heart finds the contentment. He's happy. He's content. He has richness in his heart.
Well, Atwood dunya will hear all Lima and the dunya will come to him and is meekly submitted to him.
What the other person who's focused on the dunya has to work so hard to get the person who's focused on the athlete all he still has to work for it. No question he has to work for it. But it comes to him easily.
This person had to work 500 hours to get what this person had gotten 50 hours.
The dunya came to him easily.
Because his hem was the athlete. His goal is the Athlete on
his goal is Allah subhanaw taala I want to earn a living. I want to pay for my family. I want to donate to my messages.
If I want to give for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala I want to leave good deeds behind when I leave this dunya the person's hemas The athlete alone make it easy for them.
And this brings us to a couple of points. Inshallah, before I finish,
we began talking about Gaza. We began talking about
what is happening to the people of Gaza?
And no question one of the issues that arises out of this question, I'm sure there's been, I think there was another speech in this conference about this topic. But people have crises of faith, they say, How can God allow this kind of suffering to happen?
How can Allah allow this young child in the desert to suffer all that they are suffering?
People have serious questions about this.
And unfortunately, this is a lecture all in and of itself.
You have a whole talk just on this topic, you give a series of talks just on this topic, why is there evil? Why is there suffering?
But one aspect of this question
is to realize, if this dunya had value,
Allah would never let the believer suffering it.
If this dunya had value, Allah would never let the disbeliever find pleasure in it.
The prophet is also tsunami, he said, no kindness dunya Tarantino angula Here Jeddah burada. He said if this dunya
was valued in the sights of Allah,
to the equivalent of what you would value, the wing of a fly.
Maybe somebody took off the wing of a fly and give it to
me, I don't want this. It's disgusting. You value it negatively. You value it in the Navy, I pay someone to get rid of it.
The Prophet said if this whole dunya
in the sight of Allah
was the equivalent of the wings of the fly. Masa Kafeel on minha, Saba Tana, Allah would not let the disbeliever drink even a drink of water.
He would not give them even that much. If this dunya was actually worth something, but it's not worth something.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says on the Day of Judgment a lot. So again,
your model B enter only
Minetta now he will command that the person who lived the MK most luxurious life of the people of the Hellfire to be brought forward. This person you can just imagine the most luxurious life.
Maybe they fly everywhere in a private jets. They have the company of the celebrities, they're famous. They're rich, never have to work a day in their life. Anything that you can imagine this person has it.
And this person is brought in front of Allah on the day of judgment.
And Allah will say it let me sue for now.
dip him in the hellfire. Just let him touch the hellfire. Just in and out. Tells the angels take this person put him in hellfire and bring them right back.
So they do this. He's dipped in hellfire. He's brought back in front of Allah Azza
he didn't spend time in the hellfire. He didn't get tortured in it. He didn't spend days and days it just isn't me. So just dip him in and bring him out.
And then Allah asks this man, hello raw, eternal Amen. But have you ever seen any luxury any blessing ever before? And the man would say, mouth or a tuna Amen. I never saw any luxury ever before.
The whole dunya becomes meaningless. The moment you see the
all the pleasures of this world becomes meaningless. Mom, you see the Hellfire has no meaning no value whatsoever.
Every memory this person halves of
being with celebrities and being rich and being famous and jet setting and doing all this, all of it is gone.
The second he sees the hellfire.
And Allah will command to bring the person who lived the most difficult life and the people of Jana.
And this person is brought in front of Allah. And you can imagine, maybe the person is an orphan.
Maybe they were blind. Maybe they didn't have their limbs. Maybe they're living the way that some of the people in Missouri are living, starved, terrified at any moment they're going to be bombed.
And Allah will tell the angels Elomi suhu Phil Jana.
into paradise. Just dip him into notes. Bring him back. And Allah will ask this person Hello writes about some Have you ever seen any hardship ever before?
And that person will say La mera. Mera Ito boot some classes, there's no Allah. I never saw any hardship ever before. Not a moment in my life that I see hardship. All of the misery and terror and hardship he lived with in this world club, it's gone. It doesn't mean anything. As soon as he sees the
study as meaningless.
Destiny becomes meaningless.
The Prophet said Melda our Soltan Phil, Jana, hi, Ramona, Daniel mafia. The space of a salt salt is like the little
whip they used to use on their horse. Literally, you can hold it in your hand, maybe the size of a cell phone. The Prophet says this area size of a cell phone in general is better than all of the dunya and everything that's in it.
The second question I want to answer before I conclude.
We have extremes we go to sometimes.
The main problem we have we said in the beginning Hobbit dunya a corral here to note as the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam said, the biggest problem that Allah has, we love the dunya too much.
But there's a secondary problem.
We don't understand how to deal with the dunya.
So sometimes the person will be like, Okay, I want to disconnect from the dunya.
So they don't work.
They quit their job. They think I'm just going to pray to head to read every night and go to the masjid. I'm gonna read Quran that said, I'm not gonna do any work in my life.
He thinks I'm getting closer to Allah subhanaw If I'm going to be a hermit
I'm gonna live in a monastery somewhere, close the doors on myself and that's it.
People think it's righteous sometimes not to do work.
That's not what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam taught us.
We know the hadith of ecumenism. Well, the Allahu, and he came to the Prophet
after the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam is giving
the spoils of war to the new Muslims.
So the new Muslims are coming he's giving them so I came set, I saw the Prophet giving money. So I went to the Prophet, I said, Give me so the Prophet gave him
and he left. We went back in line, come back to the Prophet, second time. Almost out of luck give me so the Prophet gave him.
He's like this is a good idea. So he came back in line again. Third time tells the Prophet give me
so the Prophet said, Yeah, Hakeem. Oh Hakim
in the head and Mal hornwort on Hadera.
Oh Hakeem, this wealth. It is attractive. It is sweet. It's luscious.
Manasa who believe in Epson woolich Allahu Allah, Hosea. Whoever it takes it with dignity with honor in themselves. Allah will give them baraka in it.
What does that mean? You take it with dignity, you work for it. You put an effort for it. You strive for it. Allah will put Baraka in it. Woman al Qaeda who
Bisharat enough's Len Mubarak Allahu Allah who
will who can lead the cooler weather as
well. He added earlier how you don't have an alarm in the sofa. He says in the person who takes it.
Without this honor,
it will not be blessed for them.
If you just want to get money off of other people borrow money from this person though that person don't pay them back, get money from
without working trying to find some scam to get some money to go belongs to Allah isn't gonna give you about aka. And that person will be like the one who eats and never is full. Yeah, quota what
he's eating, he's never full.
And then the Prophet said at the end of the Hadith and know that the higher hand the upper hand is better and more beloved to Allah than the lower hand. The hand that is giving is better than the hand that is taking.
You say Oh, I came Don't be this person. Every time your money runs out, you stick your hand out people. Can you please help me? Take money with self respect? By working by struggling by striving for it? And this is very important to understand. We want the dunya
in our hands, not in our hearts
and we don't want it
The people who've left the dunya completely because what does that mean? If all of the Muslims decide we're not going to deal with the dunya we're all going to just sit in the masjid. What's going to happen to the OMA what's going to happen to Islam? It's going to be destroyed.
It's going to be destroyed.
And I think a beautiful example here is to look at Sofia and authority, one of the great scholars of the stuff. He has amazing quotes in this area. He was said,
Can al mal Allah cannon man who female MOBA ukara. He said in the past, we used to say that money is we hate money. Now why did he say this? Because
when the Muslims conquered Persia, they conquered the world and came to America, Bob Ross met him in our FEM.
Now the money is coming into the Muslims and huge amounts. There's so much money coming. He said, so back then, we used to hate money. We used to tell people get rid of money. Money is no good for you, because they have so much of it.
He said for em milliohm for her toolson Walkman. He said As for today, money is the shield of the moment.
Meaning he's saying get money and spend it for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala get money to defend the Muslims.
When you think about Palestine,
when you think about Palestine,
and you think about why was it given to design this project?
Why was it given to design this project? There's a few reasons of those reasons. You know, Theodore hartsel, is considered the founder of Zionism was a journalist.
high and Weitzman who is like the first president, I think of Israel, when a lobbyist for them, invented some kind of agricultural agricultural technique that they needed in World War Two technology.
And then when they wrote the letter to give Palestine away, the Balfour Declaration, who did they write it to? The rotor to Rothschild,
who is credibly wealthy finance money.
One of the reasons why they gave them is because they wanted their expertise and their money.
The same for us to understand, when you don't have the wealth,
those people are going to other people are going to now be in charge of your dunya and take control of your dunya and make you subservient to them.
So if you had authority, Rahim, Allah, Allah the same person,
once he was holding some money, and someone said, yeah, about Abdullah, time, 69. Or, Abdullah, you're holding money, then you're supposed to be a righteous person. What are you doing holding all this money? Same thing people would say today, if somebody saw the shift, the man holding somebody else, yeah. What are you doing with money? How dare you have money?
This is more what are you doing my, he said, It's good. To be quiet. He said, If it were not for this money,
the kings would take advantage of us that the kings would descend on us, then as
the kings will be in charge of us. If we didn't have money, and we have to go to the kings and beg them and say all kings give us money. What's gonna happen? The King is going to use you.
You're going to become his servant. Because if this is my independence,
this is me having independence, being able to teach Islam without being subservient to someone else.
This is important to understand
this why when someone came to Sofia and authority, they said to him,
also, if you and what do you say about a man?
works, and prays for that in Gemma, he doesn't make enough money to take care of his children.
But if he prays, sorry, and he prays in Jamaica, he doesn't have enough money to take care of his children. But if he does not pray in Gemma, he will make enough money to pay for his children.
you accept Durham let him take the dead ham that he's going to pay for his children. Well, you will solve the rider and let him pray by himself.
We have to understand the relationship with money.
The person who cares about the dunya their focus is the money they want the money for the sake of the money. They want the dunya for the sake of the dunya the believer wants the alcohol and he uses the dunya to facilitate the akhira I want the My focus is the alcohol and I work to take care of my kids because this will help me get the alcohol and I work so that I can fund the massages. I can teach people Islam, I can find the Dawa, because this will bring me to the alcohol. Your mission is the alcohol and you're using the dunya to get yourself there versus the person who's missing
Sin is the dunya and only the dunya and that person will fail.
That's an important relationship and idea when it comes to money.
And this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I'll end with this hadith. A man came to our Prophet is also sent him.
And he said, O Messenger of Allah, I don't have any money, give me some money.
The Prophet looked at him. He's a young man, young, capable, man. So what do you mean you don't have any money? He's I don't have any money. I don't have any work. Help me Give me something. Prophecy. Do you have anything to sell? He said, I just have shoes. He said, Take your shoes, let's go sell it. They sold it and they bought an axe. The prophets that didn't come with me. And they went up a mountain. And they got to a mountain, they found a tree. They chopped down the tree, and they chopped it into it. And they took the wood to the marketplace and they sold it and they got some money. And the Prophet said, Here's the money.
What is the prophet doing?
It's like job training. He's teaching him how to make money. The prophet is teaching him how to make money, so that he could feed himself and his family. Right? And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said this hadith, then Yehuda had a competitor who to McAdoo 11 For you to have bought for you will be Fayette Cordwainer, sub Cairo now, many SLNs he said that a person were to take the rope and climb the mountain and cut the tree and sell it and feed their family and give sadaqa is better for them than if they asked someone to go around. Ask her. This is our religion. This is our religion. The dunya cannot be our focus, we will give away the dunya we don't care the consequences
stand up for the truth.
Because the dunya is never been our focus. It's never been our goal. Our goal is to please Allah, if it comes between pleasing Allah to have the dunya we throw away the dunya no problem. But we use the dunya also to get closer to Allah subhanaw taala to protect the Muslims to increase our influence for the sake of Islam and the sake of Allah subhanaw taala ask Allah subhanaw taala to allow this ummah
to take the dunya out of its hearts, and we ask Allah subhanaw taala to allow us to gain the strength in our deen in our lack in our wealth and our possessions to further this Dawa to protect the Muslims for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala We ask Allah azza wa jal to be with the people of Gaza, to be with the people of Sudan to be with the Muslims the Uighur Muslims in China to be with the Muslims around the world who are suffering. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect them to accept their Shahada. We ask Allah subhanaw taala
to not take us to account because of their suffering. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to allow us to be a cause in the relief of their suffering. I mean, a political we had our sophomore year Look mister throwing off for Rahim, salam alaikum