Channel: Karim Abuzaid
Our next guest speaker is Imam Karim Abu z and his topic will be on the sphere of a lifetime so please
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my dear respected brothers and sisters in Islam as salam wa Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
I'm looking around and I'm seeing all types of young brothers, I didn't stay at the sisters but I'm assuming they're young too. And if you notice my subject is about l was a year
you know, the will which people leave before they die. So, I hope insha Allah,
that you at least take that subject your parents, may Allah Subhana Allah give you all long life with Eamon bellami always, long life has to be combined with the man
because if it is like shaved off man just mentioned, if the life is empty from a man it's useless. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says shabu nassima tala Omar who was
the worst of mankind are those who live long life without good damage. Good man. Good acts for shivian
inshallah, I hope, my topic they chose the topic for me and I am gonna address it, I'm not gonna run away from it. But inshallah hopefully it will be of interest to you. This is number one.
And maybe you can educate your families about it in sha Allah.
me begin by saying, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
authentic hadith for sunan sunan Abu Dawood and others were Muslim, as well, he actually asked us to speak about that.
He said access through the camera has him in the battle mode, mentioned a lot the destroyer of old pleasures, and he named it to be death. And in fact, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam legislated certain acts for us, which if we do, first of all, we get rewarded. And at the same time, the spirit behind the act is actually to be reminded with death.
For example, He says sallallahu alayhi wa sallam going to Patna hurry to come and zR Atal coup de la Roja
to the Kuru come, Bill, note lovable, lovable to the Kuru Camila Shara. I previously have banned you from visiting the graves. Now go ahead and visit the graves because it will remind you living with death. Well, how do you feel after Zul Maria, what well, Jenna is in the hair to the mouth, follow the janessa processions and visit the SEC. It will remind you with death. One of the actually means to remember death is it was a year.
Imagine the head of the family the father
inviting his wife and his kids. And he addresses the fact that listen, guys, I'm getting old. And I'm about to leave this life. And I want to make sure that I'm settling everything before I go. In some cultures By the way, especially my culture, I come from Egypt. Immediately they're gonna shun him away, shut him off. But all Chicka Boom haematologica don't speak. bonito Monica who May Allah give you long life, my life
And they actually they would stop the father from father addressing such a serious issue like this. Why not? Why not talk about death?
So sallallahu alayhi wa sallam given us some signs. He said Hadeeth fragile. Tell me demon Harris Abby hora, amar rometty Bay in a city was surveying the lifespan of the majority of my oma
between 60 and 70 years old. So if you're approaching the age 60 that means you're getting there. For sure people there are people who die before and people who actually get to live longer, but Rasul Salah Salam is talking about the overall number of his followers, the average young,
so why not, why not address it? And Subhanallah my brothers and sisters in Islam, what Phil had is, there is one type of death which will increase towards the end of time. It's cold, no till
the sudden death. Someone wakes up in the morning. He has no signs of dying whatsoever. He is healthy. He is going about to do his work. And Subhanallah he doesn't come back home. And look how Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam described this death. You know what he said? No to fetch at that too, as if
the sudden death is the taking of a sorrowful man or woman. Why? Because the person has no chance to settle anything. Imagine you're going about your life. You're building up all these things for tomorrow and after tomorrow, and you're taken out of life, like lots of high donnatella mentioned about those who are asking for the hour. When it comes last your owner to see a 10
year old, they cannot leave a will nor they can go back to their family to tell them listen, I owe that money for why not? Why not? That we should actually engage in this act.
So do we have any premise in the religion for Alessia for the Islamic world? Yes. Swati Baqarah chapter two verse 180. Allah subhanho wa Taala says quotevalet come and we could either add a commit means it's mandatory katiba Allah, it is mandated upon you either have
to when you're about to die, or there are some signs of death. And we say towards the end of time, piano these signs could not be granted because we have the sudden death. So you should be ready. You should actually engage in it. quotevalet comida ha ha ha de como la in Takahashi la if he has to leave Higher, higher here means wealth. can even higher hoonah. Wealth money in taraka hieron alwasy Yeah, he must leave us a little while a new one up rabina
Khan, I'll move in to the parents and those who are close in kins. And it is a duty upon the pious and the righteous
rolana tafsir ibn katheer actually compile this what do you do move move a serene the majority of the jurors Allah Edna hair, the hill area, no secret that this verse was abrogated. How it was abrogated, D verses 11 and 12. In chapter four Surah Nisa, Allah is the verses of the inheritance, you will see qumola houfy Allah decom live Zachary, Mr. Hogg will pay for including and he said
there are two verses and this is a miracle. Yeah.
I know this for a fact that there was a professor in the University of Maryland who teaches inheritance the law of inheritance according to the man made law, you know, the civil law of America. So Subhanallah one Muslim Student, one day he said to him all what you're teaching us was summed up in two verses in the Quran.
You know, the, as it bring them to me, so the following day he brought him Surah Nisa chapter, the women chapter four.
Verses 11 and 12. And he bought it in his desk. The following day, he said this is a miracle. And he had actually accepted Islam because of this, because of the way it's designed the way it's you know, he's teaching volumes of information on this subject. And imagine Allah subhanaw taala sums this up in two verses in the Quran. They are too lengthy, long verses Yes, but Masha Allah two pages, basically, if you want to come up with it, for Shay, brothers and sisters in Islam, that this verse which command you to distribute your wealth, before you die, according to an Islamic will that you write was abrogated, as if Allah subhana wa Taala already decided who gets what
the boy gets that the girl gets that the wife gets that if she if he has children, if you have children, so that it's done, you don't have to do anything about it. But Subhanallah very interesting.
Those two thirds is which talks about the distribution of wealth in Islam, after your death.
For those who will inherit you are followed by two warnings, till cafo due to law, these are the boundaries of Allah, there are limits that Allah subhanaw taala said. So be mindful, do not violate this. So here is something that happens normally, a father ends up with three four children.
And he ends up loving one of the kids more than the others.
So Pamela, you don't control your heart. we as parents sometimes have more affection for one or two child than the others for one reason or another. That's, you see that love you have no control over it, Allah subhanho wa Taala places in your heart. But what matters is do not allow that extra extra love or that excessive love that you have for one of the kids to make you wrong the other children and one of them is inheritance, a very famous thing that a father because he loves one of the kids more than the other, then he will dry a will saying this kids gets all my wealth. But the other one, No they don't. That's haraam. That is haram, you tell your parents This is haram. He cannot do this.
And we have actually a story if as soon as he not married never she's
one day the father of men. Then the Sahabi, who narrated will halaal Bejeweled caramba in the caddy that you hear all the time. halaal is clear and Haram is clear. And indeed in the heart in the body, there is a limb called the heart. It is the kingdom that Hadith. So but she
brought in a man one day to the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam ala rasulillah. He said, O Messenger of Allah, in Nina hell to live Allah de la. I have decided to give him more than his other brothers from my inheritance. And I would like you to become a witness on this messenger of Allah
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him at our do a yaku laka filby resava? Wouldn't you like your children to be fair and loving you equally? Wouldn't you like that, then you should be fair in the distribution of the wealth after you die amongst them. If they go and find another witness to bear witness on this, for in Neela ash had to Alizarin I do not bear witness on falsehood. This is falsehood.
The Point taken here that we have to stick to stick to the
law of inheritance in Islam. And we have to make sure that we do not violate this. So so far, the understanding is clear that Alhamdulillah don't have to do anything about your wealth because you really have Quran and Sunnah that dictates how you distribute your wealth, or how your wealth will get distributed after after you. So what I'm talking about why I'm nagging here, what is the issue that seems like there is no issue? There is one issue
Hadees Roberto, Muslim, Hadith, Abdullah Abdullah Omar Ravi Allahumma look at this layer hepco leemarie in Muslim in LA who
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it is not permissible it is haram for a believer, for a Muslim who has something that he will leave behind that he would let one night, two nights three nights go by, without having his will at at 10 and one out of under his pillow. That reachable that people can find it. It's not hidden someplace. It's not mysterious. It's available
for the scholars. And actually, if you read that Hadith, that Abdullayev now, Omar himself did not allow three nights to go by, until he started having his will under his pillow.
So they said, How do we understand that
the scholars came up with seven conditions, my dear respected brothers and sisters in Islam, seven cases where you may have to do this, you know what the first case scenario is our case, Muslims who are living in a non Muslim country where the law of Islam is not being established,
then you must have a will.
If you die, guess what, and the state takes over the distribution of your wealth, they're gonna do it according to the man made law.
Now, you have a constitutional right so in America living in America, that you could override that, but with a legitimized notarized, official Islamic world that you leave behind you. And that is where this hadith can apply.
The Hadith can apply right here. This is one scenario, living in a non Muslim country where the distribution of inheritance is not done in accordance with the Islamic law, the Sharia of Islam, rather, it is conducted in the basis of the civil law of the land, which is not Islamic to begin with, because we are a minority group. But now, if you're going to do this, does this give you the premise to go back again and
simply violate the law of distribution of inheritance after you know, you just write a simple statement. I am so and so. I am on my complete sound, mental health, whatever it is, I'm not under the influence of hallucination drugs. I'm a Muslim. And I would like my inheritance to be distributed in accordance with the Quran and the Sunnah. And I want that institution, you can name institution, I want that shape to be in charge of the distribution of my wealth, you can say that so you have not gone into the area of violating who gets what because Allah decided that already a man gets twice of how he cannot change that this is made already this is done, but you're just advising
the people after you that you have to go back to the Quran and Sunnah. In order to do this, another scenario, which is very interesting, this scenario of having debts, we all have debts. And sometimes we have debts in the basis of a phone call. It's not documented. It is not documented is not written you don't have a piece of document you could actually have given people money,
loan people money, your
family deserve to receive these funds after you because that's their money if they are to inherit you if you don't part in that person. their debts that are not documented. You also have to write a will regarding this relic. So Pamela, look at the two verses which I refer to 11th and 12th. In surah, Nisa, all those after Allah Subhana Allah mentions who gets what, then comes in the line, Minda de la see at the new saw, where you see both of them are mentioned. You saw you will see be how they after I will insert it. So you actually distribute this amongst the heirs of the person that people whose family has
offspring whoever inherit him, but after you check his will see if he wrote that he owes money to certain people. Why would that is so important brothers and sisters in Islam?
Be mindful of this. Remember this as Shaheed Do you mean the whole john bedini? Imagine we believe as Muslims that the mortar, the one who dies in the course of Allah subhana wa Taala. He gets basically moved from this world to the hereafter. With no transitional stages in between no grades, no barza right away. Imagine the mortar will be banned from entering gender because of that.
Even if you manage to cheat people out, it's still out there, you have to settle it. And why in the world would you leave the money to your children, when you're banned from entering gender after you die?
Especially What if the debt that's the third scenario, the death of Allah subhanho wa Taala like one year, he did not pay zakat? Well, man,
you owe that Zika to men on your wills, you should write down I owe 10,000 5000 $1,205 in Zika to the man I did not pay or whatever the scenario that you became eligible, physically, financially to perform how much and you kept slacking. He kept saying next year, next year, next year, you know, the moment that you became eligible meaning you have the financials, you had the money and you did not go HUDs became mandatory upon you and you owe it. So you should write a will saying that, listen, I did not perform crud, please send somebody to perform on my behalf. I became eligible at one stage in my life, and I did not do it. I was hoping that I would live longer. This happens. A
lot of people go through this. I know someone personally Well, lyoha he used to be our my neighbor in Egypt.
Every time I see his son, it might be your father became eligible to perform hajj, and he left you a lot of money. Why didn't you go for Hajj on his behalf, or send somebody give somebody $1 $1,000 or something. He says, you know, we don't have a lot of money, and he has a lot of money and has a lot of money. So his father died all in
Salalah alayhi wa sallam, and the famous Hadith. He said to the female companion, whether you know why he
Jani the day in the debt that you owe to Allah subhanho wa Taala is worthy of taking care of it be delighted. So this is Scenario number three, with the Islamic will even though we understand that Islam has taken care of the distribution of your wealth, but yes upon a lot. These are scenarios where you are writing an Islamic will becomes mandatory Avenue. Number four. That's another scenario in some cultures. And again, I go back to the Egyptian culture and I'm sorry, that's the one that I was brought up with, you know, women do not inherit
seriously. After the father dies, the brothers Oh, she's married she has a husband, and we paid for her marriage already. She doesn't get nothing she already got her inheritance. And
this is Allah subhanho wa Taala. In the verges in Surah Nisa mentioned that live regionally in Cebu, tala calverley. their annual Accra buena was Allah Nisa in acebo me Matata, calverley Daniel Accra buena Nima, meanwhile, careful nasima through the men are to inherit from that which the parents and the off skins leave of wolf women has a share as well. Whether it is much or little for now when you write a will after you brothers and sisters in Islam, if your children and this happens a lot in our culture's that the old son would dictate who gets what, he has access to the money Hmm. And he would if he is not a righteous person, if he is not someone who feels Allah is going to eat off the share
of the girls the share of the brothers sometimes. So now you being the owner of this wealth, hmm, before you die, your router will then you freed yourself from the
justices which may be committed after your death you come out of it certainly.
Of course your brothers and sisters in Islam
the whole thing doesn't have to do with with with with with wealth What about religious rights like how you should be buried and Subhanallah that is Hadith al de
la made to you as the boo boo boo k Li imagine this here is howdy This is authentic Bukhari ha look at this now that the seas will get punished because of the Wailing, the Wailing
of people after him the people who wail and cry in a Jay Haley away after him shuffle him everybody wouldn't he wanted to label the Taj
Mahal. When he wanted to give a title to this hadith. He said either can a Navajo woman sunette he, if he advised them to do that, or he knows that his wife, his kids will do this and he did not leave banning them from doing this forbidding them from doing that. So imagine that he sees will get punished if one of his family members would wail to the globe do these Jamelia practices which each culture has its own for now. If you write a will, stating that Listen, I do not give permission to anyone to wail to speak ignorantly after I die. I only condone the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam which is grieving grieving is fine. tearing is fine shedding tears, it's fine. But
speaking in an ignorant way, when you arrive at your will certainly you free yourself from all of this, brothers and sisters in Islam, also letting people know that do not you know, do these beta innovations that you do. Every culture now has its own practices after the death of a family member. They bring people residing peran and they bring people to do this and that. He say only I approve of the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam. And if you need somebody who can take care of that, this would be great. We're delighted. Here is Scenario number six.
we'll try riding the will hills a lot. having children.
If you have children,
are you sure who's gonna take care of the children after you if you are to die today, who will take care of these children. So you should actually designate a family member that you whom you trust his Dean, because these children, the state may throw them at the hands of a family member who doesn't know anything about the team, who actually doesn't respect Islam, who doesn't believe in Islamic education, who doesn't believe that kids have to be brought up and educated in their Deen and now he's going to end up to bring up your children, as atheist or as non Muslims, or whatever it is, especially some of us, living in the United States end up with relatives that you know, may have
left Islam or may have, you know, or may be contemplating about leaving Islam or they are not practicing Muslims to say the least for when you write a will brothers and sisters in Islam, you designate a certain family member whom you trust, and you trust his or her Dean, so that they can take care of your children after you the last scenario which is the most important of them all, even though the Sharia of Islam has identified
you know, who gets what from your inheritance, but Subhana Allah, the Sharia also giving you third of your wealth,
third of your wealth, where you can actually take out of the hands of your heirs, those who are to inherit you and give it in charity.
What is the basis on this year? What a story of Saudi Arabia of costs of your loved one when he became extremely ill early in his life, to the extent that everybody assumed that he will die? And at this stage he only had one daughter? One day only? I said the rasulillah Jani This girl is gonna get all this money.
Yeah, Annie Should I just give it out in charity so I can benefit myself. I leave her with a little bit. But I really want to benefit myself. But also a lot as we keep going back and forth with Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam. This divine settlement came as follows was Sudoku, Kathy's, you can give was a year in third of your inheritance, and it's too much to you. And if you can do less than the third, this is a lot better. Now, you can actually take that money, and give it to people who are not named under the law of inheritance. And here is a very interesting scenario that most of us may not know. If you happen to have five, six kids.
during your lifetime, as a father, let's talk about me, let's say that I have seven children.
And all I am a grandfather of all of them now, and one of these kids passed away, one of the children, one of my children passed away, the grandchildren cannot inherit,
of the Son who passed away,
they will not inherit.
Only the immediate sons will inherit according to the law of inheritance. Now you can use that will to designate some money for them. So you can use that some people relatives who are not named under the law of inheritance, you can actually use that third to give them something because they are not part of the law of inheritance in Islam, but above all, actually to benefit yourself.
Imagine this, when they asked his companions you command where is he he have to lie marry, which wolf do you like most? Your money or the money that you leave behind for people to inherit you? called Rasul Allah, he said, O Messenger of Allah. We all love our own wealth. He said, So allow yourself your own wealth is what you spin
in the cause of Allah to benefit you. But the worlds that you leave behind is the world that your children are going to get through. Why not take advantage of the third brothers and sisters in Islam and write a will? Let's do this in a Masjid. Let's help build the school with the third especially if you have insha Allah. How long do I still have?
Eight minutes. So hon Allah brothers and sisters in Islam, Allah subhanho wa Taala has chosen certain people
in this dunya
and he deprived them from that,
in lieu of the convey the message of Allah subhanho wa Taala the messengers and the prophets
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam rockfill Hadith Nana Maha Shula ambia we are prophets. Lenoir is to the Noren whether they are Hama, what we leave behind is not in gold or silver, but what we leave behind is knowledge is the dean our teachings will tell Sal Matura, the famous story of Abu hurayrah when he actually went to the marketplace in Medina, and he said you guys are selling and buying here. Meanwhile, the inheritance of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam is being distributed in the masjid. So every salesperson rushed to the masjid thinking that this is actually money, business transactions and and money is being given out. So they came back to him and said, haven't you seen
people sitting and teaching the deed? That is the inheritance of the prophets.
And this is upon Allah Yani one of the
most amazing things. So imagine people who have given their lives to this Deen to the dour, they do not leave wealth behind them, whatever they leave is actually to be taken to by two men, to the treasury of the Muslims, it goes back to the Muslim they do not leave anything for their children. So what would you think they will leave with a will at the date of depth? So Pamela, we see Ibrahim Ali sama wasabi her every move anyway. Aku they will leave a will of Allah Allah Allah Allah. Yeah baniya in the LA stuffer loco Medina, fella, una illa Anta Muslim, for the sake of time, the oldest will we have an authentic transmitted account to is the will
Which prophet Alayhi Salam left for his children, and one wording for his son? Another wording for his children ilima mathematic compiled a tool called Benny authenticated the Hadith.
Let me just share it with you
have a new honolua we know Hari Salam was about to die. Nada Allah. He was he loved me he he called upon his two sons and other wording his son sakala buena. He said my son in a car son posture on two different wordings in the house when I was here, I want to leave my will to you all see capisce latini I will see you can be any one hair. C'mon is Natalie.
Make sure that you do two things and you stay away from two things. This is the Aussie of new.
What would you think his was the year will be someone who spent 950 years just in the field of Dawa calling people to eat just calling people to let
the scholars say what they say no did not leave La ilaha illAllah because the people did not accept it. Because initially, if they accept La ilaha illAllah then we can talk about the rest, La ilaha illAllah all the time. Imagine. Imagine the first thing on sukham Villa Illa ilaha illa Allah
imagine this. And this is the type even though we're not prophets and messengers, even though we write wills, like the one I described, but our wills should also include this.
You know, the words of the deceased has some weight and value in our lives. My father before he died he wrote that he you know, people are gonna remember that my mother before she died she wrote that your daughter is gonna remember that she wrote to me. Oh ckb La Ilaha Illa LA, du Lac La la la la go. Don't let your Islam go. Do not
know holla Sam follow another follow Anderson Allah to Sabu well, are we under some artists survey? Well, our lien is sobre
la la la, la, la la la, la la, la la la. This is how valuable La ilaha illAllah is if you place the seven heavens and the seven Earth in one pan of the scale, and La la la la in the other pair of the scale, Laila hayleigh will outweigh the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
The first thing that know that you should leave behind you La ilaha illa Allah Subhana Allah Allah also left. The second thing which will give you is what we'll see you come and I advise you I command you to occur a lot to say Subhana Allah He will be handed Subhan Allah
Subhana Allah He will be handed Subhana Allah Hill I'll leave that he Salam ala carte. This is how the creations of Allah pray to Allah. Quran to set the hour to server will
be fob handy while he let us Kahuna to see how home Oh suku Subhan Allah He will be handy had the whole of the Echo, I made a mistake did Subhana Allah He will be handy Subhana Allah He will be handy. So he has Allah wa Luca.
Luca and this is how they receive the provision. This is how they get there is from Allah subhanho wa Taala further ilaha illallah wa alayhi wa handy howdy Vasa those are the two what and
stay away from 234 shiraki stay away from shear which is the opposite of La ilaha illAllah and Oregon's one of the companions Kahlua Rasool Allah He said the Allah so Allah as sherco are off now. We know what CIC is.
hmm is it wearing nice, neat, beautiful cloth? Is it wearing nice, neat, beautiful pair of shoes said no. Not any of that. I'll keep Blue Bottle happy. Welcome to nurse bottle rehab. That someone brings the truth you and because of the person you reject
truth even though you know it's the truth
or something that you know, you know in your heart that this is the truth from Allah subhana wa tunez that you despise and belittle other people that you look down upon other people and you start admiring yourself does that mean lawfare in a while inshallah I understand all of you are young May Allah subhanaw taala give you a long life with him and your blood I mean, but if you can convey this message to mama and Baba that how they say it in Somalia, Mama and Baba
He just conveyed your parents Okay. All right, jack. Hello, hello, Savannah Coloma Hamdi a shadow Allah Allah Allah. Allah equal hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen
wa headshell. That was a beautiful speech.