Trust – The Mark of the Believer
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Allah subhanaw taala either
has placed between us and between his mercy,
different means and ways to attain that mercy, some of which
is wajib obligatory, and some of which is voluntary.
And one of the greatest obligatory actions that connect us to Allah subhanho wa Taala that bring true faith and devotion into our hearts. And a real sense of honesty,
sir, is the sense of honesty, and the ability to fulfill our interests meant.
And many of us genuinely believe we have this characteristic.
When we go to sleep at nights, and we think about ourselves, we think I'm an honest person. I am a trustworthy person.
I wouldn't steal from someone else.
I don't typically lie. Therefore, I am an honest person.
But in reality, what we are doing is we are failing to understand the concepts of interest payments in Islam, and of honesty in Islam. We are narrowing down the definition to fit into our behavior as it exists, rather than pushing us to meet the definition that Allah subhanaw taala sets in terms of being a person who truly fulfills their interests meant, who is truly trustworthy, who truly is honest.
And then came to our prophets, Allah Allahu Allah, he was sending them. And he said to him, Metta Saya, what is the hour? When will the day of judgments happen?
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him,
he's remained silent at first Sallalahu I mean, he was selling them. Until people around the Prophet began to speculate some of the Sahaba saying maybe he didn't hear the question.
But finally, the prophet spoke.
And he said, either a year or two Anana, front of the visa, that when the interest payment is lost,
then a week, the hour
when honesty between people is lost, then await the hour.
And the power of that statement of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam cannot be understated, because it's as if the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is linking
the heavens in the earth, the establishment of this entire temporal world that we are in
is connected to the value
of establishing Honesty and trust.
It's as if the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying that what will cause the destruction of this world, it will fall apart.
The Mountains will turn to dust, earthquakes will happen everywhere in this earth. What will cause the instability of this world to the point that the Hour will take place is when people cannot trust one another anymore.
The interest is gone.
And yet, we keep belittling and degrading and narrowing the idea of being trustworthy.
I'm not the kind of person who would
pick pockets there, therefore untrustworthy.
we narrow the definition. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam expands the definition. We think of it as the small thing. And our shady eye tells us it's this massive thing.
And so look at the difference is and the Hadith of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam and ask yourself is this value of fulfilling interest payments?
Just a matter of speaking the truth every once in a while and not stealing putting your hand in someone else's pocket?
Allah subhanaw taala says yeah, your Lavina MnO ledger Hoon Allah.
Rasool what's Chico, Anthem tanaman all you who believe do not betray Allah and His messenger and betray all that you are entrusted with while you know. Don't betray Allah. Don't betray the Messenger of Allah. This isn't about just returning something someone
gave you to hold on to. This isn't just I don't shoplift. Allah is telling you to not betray Allah and His Messenger, meaning you have obligations in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala
you think you're trustworthy? Because when your neighbor lets you borrow
his lawnmower, you gave it back. Yes, that's part of trustworthiness. But there's more than that.
Allah entrusted you with things. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam entrusted you with things.
Of those things Allah entrusted you with is the Quran itself.
Are we upholding that entrustment
Are we really people who are trustworthy and fulfill the interest meant? And he says do not betray Allah or his messenger or mn tickle more all of your many interest mints that's in the plural because Allah subhanaw taala is telling you there are many interest mints that you have. There are many things in your life that you are entrusted to.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells you a Salah two humps, while June wa ala Juma what are the Amana cathedra to lima beans.
That the five daily prayers
are an expiation of the sins that happened between them. When you pray your five daily prayers are wiping out the sins that happened in between these prayers and Juma to Jumana when you attend Juma from one week to the next week, they wipe out the sins between them. This means the sins other than the major sins.
And he says Amanda fulfilling the interest payment. Now realize five daily prayers happens every day. Genre happens every week and includes fulfilling the interest in this hadith.
Because you're not entrusted with something once in a while. You are constantly being entrusted.
If not by other human beings and by Allah Subhan Allah to Allah and His messenger. So are you fulfilling those interest payments? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the Middle East Memphis to become Augmon lacrimal Jana, he said guarantee six things from yourselves and I shall guarantee for you paradise. What are the six things? He said? Most people either had to? Well for either why? Why do that to mean to them? What fufu Raja Khan will have to absorb or Khufu idea come, he said,
Speak the truth if you speak.
And, if you promise fulfill your promise, and if you're entrusted fulfill that interest meant and lower your gaze and protect your private parts and withhold your hand from harming others. Three out of the six have to do with this concept of being honest and being trustworthy. Three out of the six that will guarantee for your paradise, that you are honest, that you fulfill your vow your word means something and that when you're entrusted you fulfill that and trust me. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us the size of the hypocrites is three things.
If he speaks he lies. If he promises he breaks his promise, and if he's entrusted, he betrays what he is entrusted with.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Men can it feels natural anyone can be that woman and the fact he said whoever retains one of these attributes, one of these characteristics, then he has retained a characteristic of hypocrisy. And our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
la Eman leemon la amanatullah There is no faith to the one who has no honesty. What does this mean? It means faith it means Iman, faith in Allah cannot be complete, cannot be genuine, cannot be real, cannot be effective. If the person doesn't have honesty, it doesn't matter how much you've prayed or you fasted or he's gone for Hajj. There is no true or deep faith to the one who has no honesty. What I do in lemon law, and there is no religion to the one who has no promise.
Meaning there is no promise the person makes that they're going to uphold. There's no religion for this person.
To help you understand how important how indispensable This characteristic is. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Adele didn't Amana
The Minute 10 minute What a tough one man Harlock he said, fulfill the interest meant to the one who hasn't trusted you, and do not deceive the one who has deceived you.
That's powerful when you think about it. So someone trusts you with something fulfill that entrustment How about the one who deceived you? And subhanAllah the footer has even talked about the concept of
someone took money from you.
They took $1,000 That belongs to you.
And you have a chance to steal that $1,000 from them.
You have a chance to grab some of their property that also is worth $1,000 Can you do that? They say no.
Hala, because you are allowed to take your rights back, but not by means that are deceitful.
Because you have to uphold that concept of honesty and trustworthiness. We look at our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he is performing the Hijra from Mecca to Medina.
And he leaves behind him on the along line and we tell the story to our kids. And we say He left early in his bed, so that they could see someone in sleeping while the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam has left already. And that's part of the reason for sure. But there's another reason the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam left I needed the Allahu Allah and back in Mecca when he went for his hedgerow. And that reason was that Quraysh so many of them entrusted our profits. There were no banks or vaults or things like that. If you didn't want to leave all of your possessions in your house, worried that someone might steal from your house, you look for a trustworthy person. And you
said, Hey, can you hold on to some of this money that belongs to me? Or some of these valuables that belonged to me? And who was more trustworthy than Assad? That means for the sake of Allah, who are the usnm,
our Prophet Sall, Allahu Allah send them people went to him and entrusted him even some of the enemies of our Prophet Sall Allahu Allah, He will send them who slandered him who attacked him. They gave him some of their possessions and said, Can you hold on to it? And the Prophet left it you know the Allahu I'm because he wanted someone to return those possessions. If he sold diesel, Allahu alayhi wa sallam went to the people and said, Hey, take your stuff back. I'm leaving, they would know he's leaving. He didn't want them to know he's leaving. So he left I need to give it back to them.
But why didn't our Prophet say these are the people trying to kill me? These are the people putting a ransom on me. I might as well just take their money for my sake.
Or these are the people taking the money of the Sahaba who left for hijra,
forcing them to leave their homes and their properties. I will take their money in return from what they've done to the sahaba.
But he didn't do that. So Allahu alayhi wa sallam, because he says, Well, that's a con man. What attack on men do not deceive the one who was even deceived you.
These are the ethics of the Muslim.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to us Autobot Arbitron include nuffic feather and EMF Attica minute, dunya they said there are four things, if you have these four things, there is nothing in this dunya that you have lost. There is nothing in this dunya that passed by you
hastily Anana what's it called Hadith?
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He said protection of your interest meant fulfilling the interests meant
and being truthful in your speech. And having beauty in your character, and having chastity and your desires moderating your appetite. Nothing in the dunya has got by you, if you have these four things,
no job, no money, no opportunity. If you have these four things, any lead, any sweetness, any luxury, any beauty, any peace of mind that exists in this dunya you already got it.
But you have to have these four things.
And so if we do these things, and we put them into our mindset
you will find the rewards of them in the dunya and in the afternoon.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us that when the person is walking across the Sirat
when they're walking across the Ciroc and they see the hellfire
and they're shaking, worried about falling into
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said two things will be sent to the side
of the person
and they will uphold the person, they're gonna fall this way from the Ciroc. They will push them up, they're gonna fall this way they push them up. What are they? One is super thorough when you're kinship, maintaining the fit your family relationships, having good relationships with your family, and on the other side, and then your interest payments, fulfilling the interest payment to those who are around you.
And not just your interest to the people but your interest meant to Allah into His messenger. Ask yourself of all the interest rates Allah azza wa jal has given us.
Isn't our prayer and interest that Allah azza wa jal gave us? Isn't the Quran and interest meant that Allah azza wa jal gave us? Are we striving to memorize it to learn it to understand it to teach it to the next generation? Isn't this an interest that Allah azza wa jal gave us? Isn't the sunnah of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and in trust me that the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave us? Are we striving to understand the life of the prophet? understand his sunnah, understand how he lived his life, to implement it into our lives to teach it into our children. Isn't this an interest payment from Rasulullah? sallallahu alayhi wasallam? Are we
fulfilling that interest man? Are we fulfilling the interest to the Muslims around us?
Ask yourself that. Forget about even the Muslims all across the world. Ask yourself about the Muslims in this city, even that we are in. Do you know how many Muslims in this city go to the food bank to get food? Do you know that there are Muslims who struggle with food in the city that we live in? Yes, this is a fact. Are we fulfilling our interest payments to our brothers and our sisters in Islam? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said he's not a believer, the one who goes to sleep and his stomach is full and his neighbor goes to sleep and his stomach is empty. Do we even know the state of our neighbors? Do we even know if they have food or not? Have we fulfilled the interest
means that Allah azza wa jal has given us
and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us and movement, men, Nurse Allah and word him and force him the believer is the one whom the people feel trust with them. They feel safe with them over their wealth and over their lives. And again, here the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is tying Eman faith in what your ability to be honest, your ability to fulfill in trust mints.
Your ability to be trustworthy.
And Now ask yourself this question. If you want to know what level of humanity you have,
do the people around you trust you?
Do other Muslims feel safe with you? Do they feel as though they can trust you? Do your friends? Do your neighbors? Do your family feel like they can trust you?
With their property? With their name and their honor and the reputation?
With their money with their children? Do they feel like they can trust you?
Ask yourself that question. Do they feel comfortable? If you're speaking about them? Or do they feel that you're going to harm their honor in the reputation? Are people afraid of you afraid of giving you responsibility? Afraid of you deceiving them? Afraid of you backbiting and gossiping about them? Afraid of you revealing their secrets? This is a really important test to evaluate yourself?
Do you protect the trust and the secrets of people? Even if you're in a fight with them? Do you protect the honor in the name of other people? Even if you're upset with them? Do you protect the wealth and the reputation of your business partner or your former business partner? Even if you're in a fight with them? Or you're gonna dissolve your business? Do you protect the name and the reputation of your spouse or even your former spouse? If you're in a fight with them or going through a divorce? These are really important questions. Because the Prophet says at the moment, the believer the real believer is the one that the people not necessarily the believers, the other
Muslims. The people then ask the people feel safe with them over their wealth and over their selves. So do others feel safe in us? Because when we can't trust one another, there is no community.
When we can't trust each other, there is no community will law even the masjid becomes like a bank. People walk into the bank to do a transaction and to leave. When there's no trust with each other. There is no community. There's no love. There's no brotherhood. There's no owner
And that's why the message was revealed to Assad that Amin to one of trustworthiness and truthfulness so that the community would gather around him SallAllahu wherever he was.
And when we don't have that it's a fracturing of an ummah, a fracturing of a community, a fracturing of humanity. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said it Alia Amana frontopolar Issa when Honesty and trust is lost than a week, the hours Felco Cody had also funny when it comes to follow in order for running