Majed Mahmoud – The Story of Qarun, The Richest of Disbelievers – Surah al-Qasas

Majed Mahmoud
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But before I jump into that story, let

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me share with you a shorter 1 before.

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I was invited

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to a very interesting wedding, and I'll leave

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it as the word interesting.

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What happened, there is a man who I

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knew since high school, and many years have

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passed, and we no longer connected. He went

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to a different state, I went to a

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different location.

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Then he messaged me. He's like, you know

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what? I finally found your number. I've been

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seeing you on social media. I want you

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to come to my wedding.

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High school classmates is incredible. I'm happy for

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him. But I don't know anything about him,

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like, I don't know his situation.

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I don't know who's attending. I don't know

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it's a mixed wedding. I have no clue.

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So I said, you know what? Insha'Allah, I

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will look into it. Please please give us

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what? A reminder. Khalas. From now on, any

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wedding, there's a.

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SubhanAllah.

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So then I said, Insha'Allah.

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I go to the wedding hall, and I'm

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shocked.

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I'm gonna generally categorize people. It's okay. Just

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generally speaking.

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The majority were people that did not look

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Muslim at all.

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Image outside.

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Then there's a small group of people

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that seemed to be Muslim and lonely.

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Okay? And you can altogether.

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How did I notice that? I think because

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of the beard, 1 guy wearing a kufi,

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like,

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So I said to myself, what if I

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die here?

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Right?

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Brother Majid, look where he's at today. May

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Allah forgive us. So I told myself, you

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know what? I'll go to that wedding. I

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give the and I literally bounce. Okay. Just

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leave this place.

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So while I was sitting by myself, there

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was a table,

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and this was a long time ago.

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And the groom's sister, she comes to me,

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she said, brother Majid,

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we are looking forward. I was happy to

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hear Allah's name.

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We're looking forward

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that you give the reminder as people are

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eating.

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I said, that's the worst time ever. Don't

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you ever do that to me, please. Okay?

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Or do that to anyone. Inshallah, we have

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our brother about to speak while everybody is

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eating. Don't do that. Even it's not comfortable

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for those eating to eat, right in the

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gathering. If it's a small piece of pizza,

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that's a different story. So I said, you

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know, like, is there anything that we can

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push my reminder to after?

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She said, my brother wants the whole wedding

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to start with your reminder.

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And it'll be his start of his wedding,

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and it'll be my end of my life.

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So I'm very nervous, and part of it

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is that I don't know what to talk

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about. I have no clue what to talk

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about. I actually left the wedding hall thinking,

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what what do I say? What do I

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say that everybody can relate to? What will

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I say while they're eating? So it's a

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upon upon

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So anyhow, so then they call, everybody's eating.

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Okay. Actually, it was just they were serving,

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which is worse. So he said, brother Majid,

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please welcome to to the stage. So I

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come.

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I say,

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peace be upon you. Okay?

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And

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I don't know anyone that was paying attention.

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That's as expected. So,

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I start saying jokes about the the

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the the husband,

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my friend making jokes about him almost about

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to expose him from high school. I said,

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not that far.

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So then,

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people are not paying attention. So I said,

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you know what? As I was outside, there's

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1 topic.

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If they gave me 1% of their brain,

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1%,

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I will grab their attention, Insha'Allah.

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So I said, brothers and sisters,

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ladies and gentlemen,

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there is something that everyone in the world

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strives to achieve,

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something every male, every female, young and old,

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Muslim, non Muslim wants to achieve and attain.

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Allah is my witness. I'll say, have stopped

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eating.

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What is it? So then I said this,

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then after that,

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I said, and the thing that people are

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looking for is?

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And it really paused. Even my friend, who

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was 1 of the Muslims, who was still

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eating when I said, it is, people who

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waited, happiness.

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So like happiness.

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Then I said, there's only 1 way to

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attain happiness.

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There's only 1 way to feel in peace

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and tranquility

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contentment. Only 1.

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Not a single 1 was eating. What does

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it tell you? The end the I'm gonna

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pause the story, actually. I'm not gonna continue.

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The whole session is the answer.

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They got a. You'll get a full blown

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lecture till 4:45 PM today.

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Everybody wants it. You see what just happened?

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The religious, not so religious.

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The women and the men, the young and

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the old, the Muslim and the kafir all

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paid attention. I want that. I want the

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happiness. I want the contentment.

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And this story gives it to you in

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such a beautiful way. May Allah grant us

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the best.

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Allah says in the Quran, as beautifully our

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dear brother, Ahmed, may Allah bless him, has

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recited,

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Allah says,

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Let's go step by step. A man, his

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name is Karun.

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He was from the people of Musa. So

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now you know what era he exists.

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Now the word I want you to focus

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on is the word min.

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Min from ulama, they say the word min

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indicate that he was just a general guy.

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Nothing special about him. You guys see

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that? He was just a humble beginning that

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he had. He was not a special guy.

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He's not from the elite family.

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He's not a prophet.

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He's 1 of the people of Musa. Fantastic.

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So far so good. Because Allah wants us

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to appreciate how beginnings happen.

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But Allah says, Qarun who was from the

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people of Musa, imagine your imam is the

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best Imam in America. Can you imagine?

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Can you imagine you have the greatest caller

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that ever walked in North America, Allahu Akbar.

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Imagine his imam was Musa Alaihi Salam, Allahu

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Akbar.

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So Allah says,

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Then what did he do?

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He behaved

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arrogantly towards them.

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He transgressed against them. He became arrogant.

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Why are people arrogant?

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What is arrogance?

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2 things. Remember that. What is the kabbur?

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Either this or that or both. May Allah

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protect us. Al kibruwbatrual

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haqq. Arrogance is rejecting the truth. Someone tells

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you, the way you parked your car is

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incorrect. Well, there's a lot of parking spots.

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That's arrogance.

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You missed the exit in the highway. You

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missed the exit. I know where I'm going.

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Arrogance.

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Oh,

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brother, you know what? The the word that

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you said to that sister, I don't think

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it was appropriate. Mind your own business. Arrogance.

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Right? Sister, your hijab, your neck arrogance.

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No. If someone advises you, don't push back.

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If it's true,

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if it's factual,

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it doesn't matter who says it. Are you

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guys with me? It doesn't matter. This the

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youngest child in this room can tell me,

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brother Majid, the way you said

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was not correct.

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I won't be like bro, just go back

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to your parents. If he is right, I

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will take it from him. Right or wrong?

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All of us. It doesn't matter. SubhanAllah Rasoolallah

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Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam, say Look

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to what he says. He says,

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authentic narration, the most hateful

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statement to Allah

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is for someone to tell you,

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Fear Allah. Brother, it's inappropriate. Sister, that's wrong.

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Then you say,

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mind your own business. That mind your own

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business statement,

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when you are advised, a correct advice

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is the most hateful speech to Allah.

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As Muslims, we should look around for people

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to advise us. We would pay people to

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consult and provide us any feedback. Yes or

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no? And imagine it comes to your religion,

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that's the best of the best? SubhanAllah.

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So this man, Allah,

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gave him an in humble introduction,

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then he became so arrogant. What's the other

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type of arrogance or the other version of

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arrogance or dimension?

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If the first 1 is

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rejecting the truth. What's the second 1?

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Go ahead.

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Correct. When you think you're better than other

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people, which is

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you look down upon others.

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Right? Not because, oh, you know what? I

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don't wanna sit next to that person. I'm

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not

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saying why. They smell bad. That's a good

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reason. Yes or no?

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But I'm not gonna sit next to them

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because they're from that country. Oh, you're in

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trouble.

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It's an ERSOS.

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It's a disaster if you don't fix yourself.

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And I remember I said this in 1

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many years ago, and I got an email

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from my brother.

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An email that was so sad but so

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good.

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An email that some of us may have

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to write to our own selves. What did

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he say? Nice long paragraph. The point is

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1 line.

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He said, I heard your talk about arrogance,

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especially

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not about rejecting the truth, about what? Looking

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down upon people. Then he said, while I

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was sitting in the session,

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I

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tested myself, I recalled my behavior,

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and I truly believe I'm a racist.

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SubhanAllah.

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He said there are people, and he mentioned

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the nation

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of his and the nation of the people,

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subhanAllah,

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looks down upon. He said, I cannot sit

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next to them. I cannot.

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So why is it so good you are

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able to find that you have an issue

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of that group of people because of their

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nationality?

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Nothing else. Not the way they smell, not

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the way they talk, not the way they

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behave,

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simply because of a skin color or a

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passport that they hold or a location they

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were born in. May Allah forgive us.

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So once you have that, and now maybe

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you're thinking, now we work on it. Allah

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says,

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He was so rich.

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Allah gave him so much money. Samir Al

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Ahmad said, some scholars,

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the wealth of would

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classify him as the richest of humans that

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ever walked on earth on an individual level.

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On an individual level, 1 of the richest

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humans ever walked, not in his generation,

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and the history of humanity.

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So much so, that Allah does not tell

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you how much money he has.

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Allah does not tell you he has,

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17, 000

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houses, and he owns a private jet, or

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he owns Allah doesn't say that.

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Allah tells you

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the weight of the keys.

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Allah tells you how big is his wallet.

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Allah tells you

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what does it take to make a purchase.

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So Allah says,

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The keys to his treasures. Obviously, there are

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no banks or credit cards. So everything is

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actual physical tangible.

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So the keys

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that are holding to be open to locks

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that have treasures behind

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require

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a strong man.

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It requires a group

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of strong.

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They work out to carry his keys.

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You know how we have security guards to,

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like, protect, like, a president or whatever the

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case is?

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They had people working out physically training

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to carry his keys

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to the treasures. If that's the key, what's

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the treasure?

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That's how rich he was.

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But Allah says a key, not word. Allah

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says a key letter, and that's what's beautiful

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about these sessions. We don't just go really

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quickly, though you can, but we go a

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little bit in-depth.

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Allah adds this letter. What's that letter?

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What does this letter indicate?

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He'll think with me. Allah says,

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who? What does that mean?

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Okay. Good.

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We gave it to him. Okay. Fantastic. So

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what what matters, Jani? Okay.

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Why did Allah not say he was given?

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Or why did Allah not say he is

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rich? Why did Allah say, and we gave

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him?

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What is it?

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He did not work hard for it? Good

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point. Good point.

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Maybe he worked hard, but the source you

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are correct in a way, but maybe he

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worked hard, but Allah is saying the source

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is me

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regardless of how hard you work.

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So Allah in this ayah should make everyone

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here from the youngest to the oldest.

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All of you should be comfortable

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that if you and I, we try to

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make money,

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strictly money, I'm talking.

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I went to this, job. You went to

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that same job or whatever. You applied. I

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got it. You didn't get it. We are

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as qualified.

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I got the job you did not.

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Or with the same family, I just happened

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to have a lot more money. SubhanAllah, you

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tried the same business, didn't work. I tried

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the same business, it worked. Does it not

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happen with you sometimes?

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It doesn't mean 1 is good and 1

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is bad at all. It's just Allah willed

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that it doesn't work except with this person,

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Ajiib.

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So here, Quran, Allah said, we gave him.

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So what does it mean?

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If you're working so hard, don't just blame

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your self that, there's something wrong with me.

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No. You did the MCAT 7 times.

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You did the PCAT

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25 times, and you're not not smart.

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Allah will. You can work hard to pass

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but this is just a general example. May

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Allah grant us the best. So Allah is

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the 1 who gives, you strive, and may

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Allah make it easy. So Allah says how

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rich He is. Okay. Then what happened?

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His

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people, a group of them will tell qarun

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5 things.

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So we can Allah is putting this advice

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in the Quran.

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We have to emphasize Allah is the 1

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referencing this. So every word is re

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remarkable. Every word is a miracle. So may

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Allah allow us to walk the talk and

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apply what we learn. Say I mean. So

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5. Number 1,

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if Now if you're a general Arab,

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you will be confused.

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If you're away from Palestine,

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Kuwait, Oman,

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wonderful people.

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What does mean?

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Don't be happy.

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And that's the issue when we have our

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Arabism,

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okay, and we apply into the Quran.

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Because sometimes our Arabic is not Quran Arabic.

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I'll give you an example.

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Prophet Musa, he goes with his,

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companion,

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what's his name?

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Usha.

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So he goes so Musa tells Usha,

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Arab. Is what?

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Lunch. But what is meant here breakfast?

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Alright?

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SubhanAllah. So here you have to be very

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careful that that.

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Shifted Islam because in Arabic, in common language,

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means happiness.

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Right? Happiness. So here, if you go with

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your Arab mind, it says, do not be

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happy. Like, Wallahi Islam, I knew it from

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the beginning.

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These Muslims, that's why they're never smiling because

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of this ayah.

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Aya.

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Means don't be too proud.

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Don't be arrogant.

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And look to what they're saying, and look

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to what they focused. They focused on something

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that is disastrous.

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Don't be like, don't be too proud.

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Okay. Why?

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So we learn from the first advice why

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you say something. Your kids will tell you,

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why why can I not watch more than

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20 minutes on YouTube?

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Right?

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What's your reasoning?

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You just

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sometimes that's our reasons. I'm your dad?

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20 minutes, 20 minutes. And you know why

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I got angry? Because I had no answer.

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So the ego kicks in.

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Honestly.

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And sometimes our kids corners in a way.

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So how do we respond to this? I

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don't know. Kung Fu Panda. I don't know

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what we do.

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Right? They tell you, you told us we

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cannot have dessert after until we sit in

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the living room, and we cannot double dip

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with our fork in the cake, and I

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saw you, you and Baba double dipping.

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Right? How how Now good luck. We know

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what's the best way to teach them? You're

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right. I'm wrong. I'm sorry. That's it.

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That's how it's supposed to. May Allah grant

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us the best. You can tell I'm suffering.

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Right? Make it easy. Right? And my kids

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are like,

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So what's the moral of the story?

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Tell people, if you can, why not?

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If it's available, tell them. Don't do this.

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Why not? So you know what? When you

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as a parent, as an adult, as an

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educator, as a friend, you want to tell

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your friend, don't cheat.

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But before you tell him don't cheat, know

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why he's not supposed to cheat.

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So this will push you to do what?

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Some research,

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and this will make you a better person,

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because now you will grow in knowledge. And

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then you might end up realizing there's a

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difference of opinion.

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Just like the classic example I gave before

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about eating camel's meat.

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In the Madhab, the opinion of Imam Ahmed,

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eating camel's meat, probably no 1 ate it

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here before, I assume.

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Right? Breaks her wudu.

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And I remember in the Windsor Mosque,

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in that halakha,

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I was sitting and the Sheikh said, what

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breaks your wudu?

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So I said, eating camel's meat. Everybody thought

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I'm a genuine.

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Like, who eats camel meat and how did

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you know that?

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So I said, eating camel's meat breaks your

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100%.

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So then eventually the sheikh shared with us

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how there's a difference of opinion.

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So not everything you have to advise towards.

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So here they told them,

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Did they say anything else? Explain why?

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Did they explain why besides that?

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Did they give any

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other reason not to be arrogant besides

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Allah doesn't like it?

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They did not.

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Why? Because that's enough of a reason.

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So next time someone says, why can I

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not watch this clip?

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Why cannot I not buy this item? Which

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is Haram or wrong, say because Allah doesn't

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like it.

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Period. Done.

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Right? That's it. And if we raise our

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children right, Insha'Allah, may Allah bless all kids,

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young and old, and we're all children to

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parents,

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that tests your iman.

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That tests your submission to Allah. If I

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told you Allah does not like it, you

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drop it. It's not about mom or dad.

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Yes or no?

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So that's what they're telling, It's not because,

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oh, Karun, you're hurting my feelings. No. They're

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smart people. Because if they said, Karun, you

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leave, I get hurt and my no. Allah

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doesn't like it. So this means what? Be

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rich, but don't act in that way, Allah

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Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

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Next 1.

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Advice number 2. They said to him,

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seek

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the reward of the afterlife

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with whatever

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Allah has given you. This equation, once again,

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this is a tie,

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an infinite greatness type of advice Allah puts

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in the Quran. So what does Allah give

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you? The ulemaat say, how beautiful it is

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to use the blessing Allah gave you for

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his sake.

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So some people among us are blessed with

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so much money.

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If you wanna apply that verse, what does

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it mean?

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You've given charity. You are to be known

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very generous individual. Fantastic.

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Okay. Someone is, blessed with so much knowledge.

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The best way to seek the reward of

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Jannah.

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The best way to seek Allah's pleasure in

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with the knowledge is how? Teach it. Teach

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it.

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How about someone was so blessed with physical

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strength?

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What is it? You're physically strong.

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Help the weak. Fantastic.

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Now,

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why

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that question kinda came up?

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Because every single 1 of us who's working

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out here had an answer.

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Yes?

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Every 1 of us who steps once on

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a treadmill

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or goes and tries to get a dumbbell

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or bench press,

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we should, in the process of wanting to

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be healthy, wanting to look good, wanting to

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be strong,

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I want akhira.

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So how will I use that?

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I remember 1 of the dua

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built fit.

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And he said, and other suyuk are teaching

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us, when you are fit, your message is

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stronger.

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SubhanAllah.

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He says, people respect

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those who are fit. Your message is more

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powerful. I'm looking at the powerful message.

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The power and physical power, if you can.

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If Allah is able Allah is able. If

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you have it, then that strengthens the message.

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Then, they said to him, it doesn't mean

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all focus on everything

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which is in a way understandable,

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but also enjoy the dunya.

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So get the best of both worlds.

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Yes. Give a nice donation.

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Give your Zakah in charity,

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but it's okay to own a house that

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is 1, 200, 000 if you can afford

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it. Nothing wrong with it. And I know

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when I say that sometimes, at least 2

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people that come to me after the lecture

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say that's not right. No. It's you're wrong.

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Sorry.

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There's nothing wrong with owning a Ferrari.

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Nothing.

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It is haram to own a Civic when

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you stole someone's money.

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So it's just what is it that you

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did? Now it becomes relative.

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Are you doing your dues? Are you getting

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the Ferrari at the expense of neglecting your

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family? You're crossed the line. You see what

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has happened?

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Are you getting that nice house at the

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expense that you will never show up to

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the masjid because you want a very big

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land? I don't think you did the right

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decision.

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So you see what has happened? So you

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just put it's like a puzzle. As as

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you put the pieces together, you can own

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it, inshallah. But at what expense will you

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own it? May Allah grant us the best.

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Inshallah 1 day I'll own a Ferrari. Right?

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May Allah grant us the best.

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But the point being here is just something

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to reflect upon. 1 time, especially us in

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America, we might get sensitive to these things.

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I was giving a session in Connecticut,

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And then at the end of the session,

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I said something along these lines. Just be

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balanced. See how much you're spending.

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Did you do this? Like, if someone doesn't

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know there's a, which is gonna be actually

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have to be emphasized in this session,

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then how can you meet Allah when you

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spend all that money and you have no

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knowledge of Zakah, which is a pillar of

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Islam? Yes or no?

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So then I when I said that, a

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sister came to me. She said, brother, I

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think, you know what? You're giving the wrong

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image. Allah just said, don't forget your share

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in this world.

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Enjoy life.

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Okay. Meaning, go for a buffet.

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But it doesn't mean fill your plate to

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an extent that you don't finish it.

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You see you see you see what we're

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trying to do here? Trying to balance. So

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she said, still,

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still, this whole still word. Right? Still.

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I said, sister,

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her husband was next to her,

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what was your breakfast today? Did you have

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breakfast? Yes. What was your breakfast?

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I had this, I had that. What's the

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bill? What's the total?

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I think it was 25 or $28.

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I said,

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you know what $28

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can do in another country?

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Because that was your excuse. Why own a

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car like that or a house like that?

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Do you know what $28

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can do? Just today, just this morning, I

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watched the video of what $1 can do

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in Suriyyah. May Allah bless the people of

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Syria

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and lift the oppression. $1.

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He went and he got some a a

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shay, then he went and got some more

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like cheese pies. And he went and he

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got some candy, halal marshmallows. He got this,

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this, and that. $1, if I remember, the

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video was 14, 000

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lira approximately. If that's am I around that?

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$1, 14, 000.

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So he's showing you. So now that $28,

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you could have fed 17 families in Syria.

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Can you apply that? No. It's because what

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can you afford? What do you have that

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cost,

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etcetera. Grant this wisdom.

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And this is piece of advice

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from Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala showing us in

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the Quran.

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Then they said,

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Show excellence the way Allah showed you excellence.

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So Allah showed you because Allah does not

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do less than by the way.

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Allah's level is nothing less than x. Allah

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does not have very good. We have very

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good. We have good. We have fair.

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We have fail.

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Allah has

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nothing else lower than that. So he says,

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and

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you because of what you have,

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and that's where we're all stuck, Shwayi.

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Now we're everyone is stuck in a way.

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Just like how Allah gave you excellence, you

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should show excellence especially where?

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With the money.

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So everyone here, you have something Allah has

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given you. The excellence that He placed in

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you. Some of you may be the voice,

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some of us may be presentation,

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some of us may be, IT stuff, some

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of us may be, cooking, some of us

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may be

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creative things. Allah

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So since you excelled in that,

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you should excel in giving back

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in that field.

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So it will not be acceptable

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for someone to be excelling at a point

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and not provide it back to the people.

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I remember 1 time, it's not praise or

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anything, but just a a lesson. Yalla forgive

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us.

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1 time, I

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a period of my life, maybe I was

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not as active.

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And 1 of the,

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he saw me in the Friday Khutba, as

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in attendance. And I attend obviously Friday Khutba

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all the time.

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So then he said,

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why you're here? Why you're sitting? Why you're

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not giving a Khutba?

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I said, You know,

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he said, It's not right at befitting that

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you sit and you not give khutbas.

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And he's like in my face. And that

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sounds like a compliment that he was affirmed,

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like, it's not I'm not we're not here

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to compliment 1 another. Allah gave you something,

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you act upon it. You're so well off,

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what are you doing?

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Do something about it. You you're so talented

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in that field. You know Quran so good.

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Are you reading it?

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You can teach a whole class. Are you

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doing that? You're so smart. Are you investing

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a little bit of your week to learn

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about Islam?

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And show excellence the way Allah showed you

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excellence. May Allah grant us the best.

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Then the 5th advice, what happens?

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And do not spread corruption in the land.

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In Allah,

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Now you tell me what you remember from

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the first 1. This is the last 1.

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They said, Allah does not like that. Those

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who are corrupting or corruptors, whether you benefit

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based on the first

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Go ahead.

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The same concept is because Allah does not

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like it. Allah comes before anything and everything.

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So what do I learn from this? Ready?

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You Allah.

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Ready, Insha Allah?

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Someone asks you,

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you should be good to your parents, or

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tells you, what do many of us say?

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The ones are having very tough times with

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our parents.

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Well, my father doesn't deserve it.

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Yes? No, genuinely.

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Well, you don't know what my mom did

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to me.

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So they associated the respect that they show

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with the respect that they received.

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And if you wanna always live love life

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like that, you will have a miserable life.

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If you reach a point in your life

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where you say, I will only show respect

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when I receive it, it's a quite

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unequal equation throughout your life.

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Because if that's what the prophet applied,

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no 1 respected the prophet the way the

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prophet showed them respect.

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Correct?

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So the prophet does not do that because,

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oh, that's what they're doing. There is some

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influence to that understandable. But the example of.

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So why show respect to parents? Someone else

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says, you're right. Wallahi, you're right. My mom

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deserves the best. Wallahi, every single day she

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wakes him up for suhoor and she wakes

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up 30 minutes before us.

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Us, happens. And our mom struggle,

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and sometimes they may not even

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and be sick or so, and they still

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wake up early to do the for us.

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And then,

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some say, yeah. And my mom,

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she used to always drop me to college,

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and my mom is the 1 who delivered

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me the whole story. And my father, Allah.

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My father, every time as he comes back

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home,

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paint on his clothing and he looks very

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exhausted

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for us to have a living. You're right.

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He deserves my respect. Neither case 1 or

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case 2.

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Case 2

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makes it

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even

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more obligatory

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on you to show righteousness, even more emphasis.

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So why now based on this ayah show

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respect to our parents? Because

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Allah said so. Done.

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Because Allah said that. Done.

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If my parents are nice, easygoing, they made

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the job

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easier.

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If they are

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very difficult or whatever the case is, they

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made the job,

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but it's to be accomplished,

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to be attempted.

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That's why we are so grateful

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that Allah judges our efforts

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and it's not all about the results.

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There are very few cases, very few.

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You can do anything to your parents to

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please them, and you will never be pleased.

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Correct?

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Remember that 1 time it was so hot

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outside, and your parents told you wear a

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jacket?

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Remember last week? Your mom said

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jacket. It's very warm.

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Jacket. You're like, I don't wanna wear a

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jacket. Why are you always like this? My

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body, not your body. Oh, that's like, smack

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you my body, not

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Right? He said, my body, whatever. So then,

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subhanAllah, yeah, he wear yeah, he wear the

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jacket. Wear the jacket. Go to Jannah. If

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that's what it takes to order Jannah, wear

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a jacket. Would you wear it?

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If you have that mindset, insha Allah, it

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will make the job easier.

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So now, if your mom does not say

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thank you or your dad does not say,

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it is hard, but you don't take that

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as a primary.

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If they say it, that's a bonus.

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And it's very tough. May Allah make it

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easy for all of us.

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May Allah make it easy for all of

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us.

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Before I tell you Karun's reaction,

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did you notice the process of the advising?

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Because that that's very interesting.

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He's well off. He's prestigious. He's of the

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elite now. Khalas, he's big shot. Hardly anyone

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could talk to him.

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The way they started,

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okay, generally,

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hope.

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Right? And

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be good to people, and enjoy life. Enjoy

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life.

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Then at the end,

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don't corrupt.

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Do not corrupt. You see what happened?

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They were kind, they were gentle, they build

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the stage, then they gave him the warning

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because of who he is. Because these righteous

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people are about to advise another group in

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this story,

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and it will be almost reversed.

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It will actually be very different

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because that's not the same advice

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that you give to others. People forgive me.

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Young people,

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Okay. Especially the ones that maybe, I mean,

00:31:08 --> 00:31:10

overzealous and so on. They come to me

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and they say, brother,

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what's the hadith? My mom is so annoying.

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Why you say that?

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She says that I cannot. It's haram to

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drink 7 up at iftar.

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So please, brother, tell me,

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what's the answer? Is there something what did

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Allah say, the prophet

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say?

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What are they focusing on?

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The content.

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But what have they failed to ask how

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to deliver the content?

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And that is very important.

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The scholars look what they compare. They say,

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compare

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your manners,

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to your knowledge,

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like salt

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is in a,

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like pizza. You're baking something. How much salt

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do you put in that place? Just a

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little bit of salt. And what's the thing

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that you want? Dough, flour.

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Make your

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That's the main part. And the salt? Okay.

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What to say? What to say in 2

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minutes? We can say the whole story in

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no time. Right? But there is halal, the

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way, the how. I have to relate it

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to you. Mirroring the image from the phone

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to the TV. That's the how.

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So they went and they start to build

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the stage, build the stage until they mentioned

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it to him. Sometimes I fail, sometimes you

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fail, sometimes I succeed, sometimes you succeed.

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I remember

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Should I say that Target? What do you

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know?

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Okay.

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So I went to a store. I mentioned

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the store. Right?

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So then as I was walking in 1

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aisle,

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some lady, she was vaping.

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So as I walking, she vaped.

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Okay, then I want to

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and it kinda came on me a little

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bit.

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First of all, I was very disturbed, like,

00:32:52 --> 00:32:54

you're vaping carelessly

00:32:54 --> 00:32:57

people around, whatever the case is. And they

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were out of,

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so I said, excuse me, ma'am.

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Please,

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no vaping in the store.

00:33:06 --> 00:33:07

Do you work here?

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So I said, I don't have to work

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here to tell you that.

00:33:13 --> 00:33:14

She's like, Well, whatever.

00:33:16 --> 00:33:18

Then she's not bad. I said, I appreciate

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it. Also, when I was younger, I had

00:33:19 --> 00:33:21

asthma, which is true. I didn't make up

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stuff. Right? I never told you that. I'm

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sorry. I had asthma when I was young.

00:33:24 --> 00:33:24

Okay?

00:33:25 --> 00:33:28

Right? Then she's like, okay. I said,

00:33:28 --> 00:33:30

just want an adviser. I appreciate that.

00:33:31 --> 00:33:32

Then she actually put it away.

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Then her mom was in the aisle, so

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then I went to go get something. It

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was a pencil case. So then she told

00:33:38 --> 00:33:38

her mom,

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I'm ill I'm like, she didn't know it

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was.

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This was like the proudest white moment I

00:33:45 --> 00:33:46

ever had.

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She didn't even notice my accent. I'm like,

00:33:49 --> 00:33:51

I was like so happy. She's like,

00:33:53 --> 00:33:54

He told me he told me not to

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smoke.

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Then then then she said Then I told

00:33:57 --> 00:33:58

him,

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do you work here? And he said, no.

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And I'm like,

00:34:01 --> 00:34:03

I'm like, I don't slip and say. You

00:34:03 --> 00:34:04

know what I mean?

00:34:06 --> 00:34:08

So so then I left the aisle

00:34:09 --> 00:34:11

and went to 1 of the workers, and

00:34:11 --> 00:34:12

I told them,

00:34:12 --> 00:34:15

is it isn't it illegal to vape in

00:34:15 --> 00:34:15

the store?

00:34:17 --> 00:34:18

Then she said,

00:34:18 --> 00:34:20

yeah. And she was holding a bunch. She's

00:34:20 --> 00:34:22

like, yeah. It's illegal, but everybody does it.

00:34:22 --> 00:34:23

Who cares?

00:34:23 --> 00:34:25

Because of people like that employee,

00:34:26 --> 00:34:28

the world is corrupted. I'm not joking.

00:34:28 --> 00:34:29

Because people said,

00:34:31 --> 00:34:33

Allah advised, correct, move on. Break the rules,

00:34:33 --> 00:34:35

break the rules, break the rules, break the

00:34:35 --> 00:34:36

rules. You break the rules, you break the

00:34:36 --> 00:34:38

rules, and then this what happens. May Allah

00:34:38 --> 00:34:40

forgive us. So you have to be very,

00:34:40 --> 00:34:41

very careful. Sometimes,

00:34:41 --> 00:34:43

I mean, you can see other stuff. This

00:34:43 --> 00:34:44

happened,

00:34:44 --> 00:34:46

I was I was traveling last Wednesday from

00:34:46 --> 00:34:48

Denver, Colorado to New York.

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In the flight, I was having an aisle

00:34:50 --> 00:34:52

seat, and there's a person right the row

00:34:52 --> 00:34:54

in front of me in the aisle seat.

00:34:54 --> 00:34:55

And you can tell and you can watch

00:34:55 --> 00:34:57

their screen sometimes. Right? You can do that.

00:34:57 --> 00:34:58

Nail or forgive us. Yeah. I mean, Don't

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do that.

00:35:00 --> 00:35:02

Now what happened is that this lady,

00:35:02 --> 00:35:03

maybe

00:35:03 --> 00:35:05

50 years old,

00:35:05 --> 00:35:07

was wearing glasses, watching a movie in the

00:35:07 --> 00:35:08

iPad.

00:35:09 --> 00:35:10

There's no humor in this 1. No joke

00:35:10 --> 00:35:12

in this 1. Maybe we can laugh right

00:35:12 --> 00:35:15

after it. She was watching the most haram

00:35:15 --> 00:35:17

scenes I have ever seen in an airplane.

00:35:18 --> 00:35:22

Something is extremely unacceptable. No clothing whatsoever. Not

00:35:22 --> 00:35:24

like in a in a in a beach

00:35:24 --> 00:35:25

scene. I could not believe

00:35:26 --> 00:35:28

this is happening in an airplane

00:35:29 --> 00:35:31

where next to her are a couple, husband

00:35:31 --> 00:35:33

and wife, with a kid under 2 on

00:35:33 --> 00:35:34

their lap.

00:35:35 --> 00:35:36

And she's watching this

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complete

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haram.

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And I'm like,

00:35:41 --> 00:35:42

I'm preparing the lecture.

00:35:42 --> 00:35:44

Good luck with the iman. Right? And the

00:35:44 --> 00:35:47

faith. The the we're landing along with my

00:35:47 --> 00:35:49

faith. We're all landing together. May Allah protect

00:35:49 --> 00:35:50

us.

00:35:50 --> 00:35:52

So I'm like, okay, maybe it's that 1

00:35:52 --> 00:35:53

scene,

00:35:54 --> 00:35:54

And

00:35:54 --> 00:35:56

your heart is racing.

00:35:56 --> 00:35:58

And then and then I can't even focus

00:35:58 --> 00:36:00

without paying attention. And like, people will notice

00:36:00 --> 00:36:03

on Sunday I'm not ready. So anyhow, so

00:36:03 --> 00:36:05

then another scene came. It's a whole full

00:36:05 --> 00:36:07

blown movie. So the movie is like that.

00:36:07 --> 00:36:09

So I said, something like, no 1.

00:36:11 --> 00:36:14

There's no dignified human being around her to

00:36:14 --> 00:36:15

tell her something.

00:36:16 --> 00:36:18

Forget the people. Does she not have any

00:36:20 --> 00:36:21

any modesty,

00:36:21 --> 00:36:22

any shame?

00:36:23 --> 00:36:25

What do I do? Now where is the

00:36:25 --> 00:36:26

nervousness? I'll be honest.

00:36:26 --> 00:36:28

We're in the airplane. I'm not in Target.

00:36:29 --> 00:36:30

In Target, I can just go to the

00:36:30 --> 00:36:32

car and leave. In the airplane, it's 3

00:36:32 --> 00:36:34

hours and 25 minutes. I'm stuck.

00:36:35 --> 00:36:37

So we gotta do something. What do we

00:36:37 --> 00:36:39

do? I don't know what to do. So

00:36:39 --> 00:36:40

I said, excuse me, ma'am.

00:36:41 --> 00:36:43

Ma'am? And she's focused.

00:36:45 --> 00:36:47

Excuse me, ma'am? Then I get up a

00:36:47 --> 00:36:49

little bit. Excuse me. And she's like, Yes?

00:36:49 --> 00:36:51

I'm like, I'm gonna take off the glasses

00:36:51 --> 00:36:51

and

00:36:52 --> 00:36:54

I could not I've never in my life,

00:36:54 --> 00:36:55

in my whole life, I've never seen anything

00:36:55 --> 00:36:57

like that. I saw once in college and

00:36:57 --> 00:36:58

and classroom. Yes.

00:36:59 --> 00:37:00

Okay. As a college guy, I'm not saying

00:37:00 --> 00:37:02

it's halal. As I understand,

00:37:03 --> 00:37:05

whatever. I we did very good with them.

00:37:05 --> 00:37:06

Okay?

00:37:06 --> 00:37:08

Anyhow, but that lady, she's too old, like,

00:37:08 --> 00:37:10

what are you doing? Everything is messed up.

00:37:10 --> 00:37:12

So I said, ma'am, the scene's pretty bad.

00:37:13 --> 00:37:14

There are children in the airplane.

00:37:15 --> 00:37:16

There are children.

00:37:16 --> 00:37:17

She's like,

00:37:17 --> 00:37:20

oh, okay. And she skipped every time it

00:37:20 --> 00:37:22

came. How did you know? Don't worry about

00:37:22 --> 00:37:23

it. Anyhow. Alright.

00:37:24 --> 00:37:24

Alright.

00:37:25 --> 00:37:26

Right when I said that, she went to

00:37:26 --> 00:37:27

the iPad and she skipped.

00:37:28 --> 00:37:30

Sometimes and sometimes I feel in this that

00:37:30 --> 00:37:32

we may think people are just too evil

00:37:32 --> 00:37:34

or too bad, and you have no idea

00:37:34 --> 00:37:35

how receptive they are.

00:37:36 --> 00:37:38

And maybe and maybe and

00:37:39 --> 00:37:41

I hope that this will this will be

00:37:41 --> 00:37:43

the last flight that she takes watching these

00:37:43 --> 00:37:45

things, You Rabbi. And may Allah guide her

00:37:45 --> 00:37:45

to Islam.

00:37:46 --> 00:37:48

But now if I tell her

00:37:49 --> 00:37:50

she's like,

00:37:50 --> 00:37:52

excuse me, ma'am, there's a guy harassing

00:37:53 --> 00:37:56

me. Right? You come nice, you use the

00:37:56 --> 00:37:58

whiteness. Yes, you use that. Right? Because now

00:37:58 --> 00:38:01

I'm I'm very inspired by the target experience.

00:38:01 --> 00:38:03

Right? So you will not know I'm Arabic,

00:38:03 --> 00:38:04

I'm just as white as you. Right? Whatever

00:38:04 --> 00:38:05

the case is,

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And it goes through. So depending on the

00:38:08 --> 00:38:10

person, you continue with that advice. So I

00:38:10 --> 00:38:11

tried my best to hit what?

00:38:12 --> 00:38:14

To hit the most sensitive spot, children. There's

00:38:14 --> 00:38:17

something about children across the world. That's why,

00:38:17 --> 00:38:18

FYI,

00:38:18 --> 00:38:21

the case of Gaza is very impactful. 1

00:38:21 --> 00:38:23

of the biggest reasons, because kids are involved.

00:38:23 --> 00:38:25

Babies are dying, and there's something about us

00:38:25 --> 00:38:28

human beings. When we see a child being

00:38:28 --> 00:38:28

oppressed,

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it just moves us. Who comes in a

00:38:31 --> 00:38:32

category as well?

00:38:32 --> 00:38:33

Man, you're Badin.

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Right? May Allah protect us. What's happening now

00:38:36 --> 00:38:38

in the news in the Shifa hospital?

00:38:38 --> 00:38:40

You heard what's happening in Shifa hospital, and

00:38:40 --> 00:38:43

this should boil every human being with some

00:38:43 --> 00:38:45

sanity in their hearts, what they're doing to

00:38:45 --> 00:38:47

our sisters. So that now intensifies us, and

00:38:47 --> 00:38:49

you will see what will happen there, and

00:38:49 --> 00:38:51

what the real men will do.

00:38:51 --> 00:38:52

May Allah protect us.

00:38:53 --> 00:38:54

And may Allah forgive us for our shortcomings.

00:38:55 --> 00:38:56

So that's what he said.

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Beautiful advice. Yes. Even Allah believe not even

00:39:03 --> 00:39:06

Allah narrates it that it's positive. Even Allah

00:39:06 --> 00:39:08

puts in the Quran, it's a great packaged

00:39:08 --> 00:39:10

advice, 5 pieces.

00:39:10 --> 00:39:13

Very smart. Very wise. What to start? What

00:39:13 --> 00:39:15

not to start? How to speak? You're speaking

00:39:15 --> 00:39:17

with someone that is wearing the clothing of

00:39:17 --> 00:39:19

1, 000, 000. So there's a way to

00:39:19 --> 00:39:22

speak to them. And how did he respond?

00:39:26 --> 00:39:26

He perhaps

00:39:28 --> 00:39:31

perhaps had 1 of the worst, most most

00:39:31 --> 00:39:32

miserable responses

00:39:32 --> 00:39:35

in the history of humanity.

00:39:36 --> 00:39:38

He didn't say, mind your own business. That

00:39:38 --> 00:39:40

might have been lesser than this, by the

00:39:40 --> 00:39:40

way.

00:39:41 --> 00:39:43

He didn't say, well, I still worked hard.

00:39:43 --> 00:39:44

No. He completely

00:39:45 --> 00:39:46

cut off Allah

00:39:47 --> 00:39:50

in the sense he said, I got this.

00:39:50 --> 00:39:51

Stop saying, Alhamdulillah.

00:39:52 --> 00:39:52

Mamalhamdulillah.

00:39:53 --> 00:39:53

Alhamdulillah.

00:39:54 --> 00:39:55

He says, I worked hard.

00:39:56 --> 00:39:59

Look look how many years I tried to

00:39:59 --> 00:40:00

build this.

00:40:00 --> 00:40:02

I came from nothing. Remember his beginning?

00:40:04 --> 00:40:07

He was a nobody. So now he built

00:40:07 --> 00:40:09

it. So he said, I worked hard.

00:40:10 --> 00:40:13

Sweat, blood, tears. Now you tell me, thank

00:40:13 --> 00:40:13

Allah.

00:40:14 --> 00:40:15

I never imagined

00:40:16 --> 00:40:18

anyone in the world would ever say something

00:40:18 --> 00:40:19

like that

00:40:19 --> 00:40:21

until I was in college.

00:40:22 --> 00:40:24

There was a brother, such a good man,

00:40:24 --> 00:40:25

and he came

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as an immigrant.

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And learned the language,

00:40:32 --> 00:40:34

came a plus a plus a

00:40:35 --> 00:40:36

the smartest

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1 in the whole

00:40:38 --> 00:40:38

department.

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SubhanAllah,

00:40:40 --> 00:40:42

when he got the transcript and Khalas, his

00:40:42 --> 00:40:44

name has become very known across the whole

00:40:44 --> 00:40:45

department,

00:40:45 --> 00:40:47

we told him, You know what? You know

00:40:47 --> 00:40:48

how sometimes people tell you, Bro, you need

00:40:48 --> 00:40:49

to pray

00:40:49 --> 00:40:51

you need to thank Allah for the blessing.

00:40:51 --> 00:40:53

Anyone ever told you that? Wallahi, you need

00:40:53 --> 00:40:54

to go down, make sajdah.

00:40:54 --> 00:40:56

So we kinda advise him like, you know

00:40:56 --> 00:40:58

what, be as grateful as you can. And

00:40:58 --> 00:41:00

he said, stop saying that. When every time

00:41:00 --> 00:41:02

you tell me to be grateful to God,

00:41:02 --> 00:41:04

it makes me feel like I didn't do

00:41:04 --> 00:41:04

anything.

00:41:06 --> 00:41:08

I was I could not

00:41:10 --> 00:41:12

Right? We don't judge the hearts, but the

00:41:12 --> 00:41:13

statement is a disaster.

00:41:14 --> 00:41:16

It's like every time you say, thank God,

00:41:16 --> 00:41:18

it's like you're not recognizing the amount of

00:41:18 --> 00:41:19

effort I had to put in this. May

00:41:19 --> 00:41:21

Allah protect us. That's why

00:41:22 --> 00:41:24

Allah knows who among us is like that.

00:41:24 --> 00:41:25

But some of us, Allah will have a

00:41:25 --> 00:41:28

ceiling that you cannot see so that you

00:41:28 --> 00:41:29

don't end up being a karun.

00:41:30 --> 00:41:31

I'm just saying it out there. I'm just

00:41:31 --> 00:41:33

leaving it out there. Some of us, Allah

00:41:33 --> 00:41:34

is not making us grow. We don't know

00:41:34 --> 00:41:36

who it is. Doesn't mean don't stop growing.

00:41:36 --> 00:41:38

I will continue to grow, and you too,

00:41:38 --> 00:41:40

insha Allah. But sometimes Allah stops you from

00:41:40 --> 00:41:42

growing further because you would have been qar

00:41:43 --> 00:41:46

qaroon 2.0. May Allah forgive us. So qarun

00:41:46 --> 00:41:46

says,

00:41:48 --> 00:41:51

Since it's Sunday and it's a very

00:41:51 --> 00:41:53

detailed session, let me now share with you

00:41:53 --> 00:41:54

another opinion

00:41:55 --> 00:41:57

about the meaning of this. Are you ready?

00:41:58 --> 00:41:59

Focused.

00:41:59 --> 00:42:01

This this was relatively new to me, and

00:42:01 --> 00:42:03

might be new to many of us.

00:42:03 --> 00:42:05

He says, I have been granted all of

00:42:05 --> 00:42:07

this because of my no own knowledge, so

00:42:07 --> 00:42:09

I worked hard for it. The other meaning

00:42:09 --> 00:42:10

said some of them,

00:42:13 --> 00:42:15

meaning, Allah knows

00:42:15 --> 00:42:16

that I deserve it.

00:42:17 --> 00:42:18

You see that?

00:42:19 --> 00:42:20

So he's saying,

00:42:20 --> 00:42:22

I have what I have

00:42:22 --> 00:42:25

because I deserve it. So Allah gave it

00:42:25 --> 00:42:27

to me because I'm worthy of it. Now,

00:42:28 --> 00:42:30

this sounds very familiar to another verse. Focus

00:42:30 --> 00:42:34

on the verse. Chapter 41 verse 50. Allah

00:42:34 --> 00:42:34

says,

00:42:40 --> 00:42:41

When a person

00:42:41 --> 00:42:44

tastes, focus on the story, when the person

00:42:44 --> 00:42:47

tastes some mercy from us, from Allah,

00:42:48 --> 00:42:49

after being what?

00:42:50 --> 00:42:53

Facing adversity, and after after you had a

00:42:53 --> 00:42:55

very tough year. 2023 was horrible.

00:42:56 --> 00:42:56

2024,

00:42:58 --> 00:42:59

the best year ever.

00:42:59 --> 00:43:01

Allah says, some people they say,

00:43:03 --> 00:43:04

I deserve it.

00:43:07 --> 00:43:09

I don't even think your is coming.

00:43:16 --> 00:43:18

And if I go to back to Allah,

00:43:18 --> 00:43:19

Allah will give me so much in good

00:43:19 --> 00:43:20

because I'm a such a good person. I

00:43:20 --> 00:43:23

deserve it. SubhanAllah. Some people are like that.

00:43:23 --> 00:43:25

I deserve it. This is from

00:43:28 --> 00:43:29

Allah Fantastic.

00:43:30 --> 00:43:31

Then Allah

00:43:31 --> 00:43:33

says a long I could not put the

00:43:33 --> 00:43:35

Arabic part cause the PowerPoint to make it

00:43:35 --> 00:43:37

clear. Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala says,

00:43:39 --> 00:43:40

Did he not know

00:43:41 --> 00:43:42

that

00:43:43 --> 00:43:43

Allah

00:43:44 --> 00:43:47

Allah has destroyed some of the generations before

00:43:47 --> 00:43:50

him who were far superior to him in

00:43:50 --> 00:43:50

power

00:43:51 --> 00:43:54

and greater in accumulating wealth. Like there were

00:43:54 --> 00:43:55

before You Karun,

00:43:55 --> 00:43:56

the people of

00:43:57 --> 00:43:58

who were very rich.

00:43:58 --> 00:43:59

Ad.

00:44:00 --> 00:44:01

And,

00:44:02 --> 00:44:03

very well off. Right?

00:44:03 --> 00:44:04

Ad, specifically,

00:44:05 --> 00:44:07

the amount of wealth was insane. Who was

00:44:07 --> 00:44:09

their Prophet? Who was the Prophet that was

00:44:09 --> 00:44:10

sent to Ad?

00:44:10 --> 00:44:13

Hud. Excellent. And the Prophet sent to Thamud?

00:44:13 --> 00:44:14

Fantastic.

00:44:14 --> 00:44:17

So Allah says, have you not seen previous

00:44:17 --> 00:44:19

generations? Pause. Pause. What do you and I

00:44:19 --> 00:44:20

learn from this?

00:44:22 --> 00:44:25

What do you learned from this? Try it.

00:44:26 --> 00:44:26

Don't

00:44:27 --> 00:44:28

be like them. Fantastic. 100%.

00:44:30 --> 00:44:33

What else? This is very important. That's right,

00:44:33 --> 00:44:33

miss Mila.

00:44:37 --> 00:44:38

Now,

00:44:39 --> 00:44:40

Allah said to

00:44:40 --> 00:44:43

have you not seen those before you? Now,

00:44:43 --> 00:44:44

is our reference.

00:44:46 --> 00:44:47

So next time

00:44:47 --> 00:44:48

we're thinking

00:44:48 --> 00:44:49

to be,

00:44:51 --> 00:44:53

remember what happened to.

00:44:54 --> 00:44:56

You see that? And this can also apply

00:44:56 --> 00:44:58

besides that. It can be at your own

00:44:58 --> 00:45:00

department at work. Someone was not working,

00:45:01 --> 00:45:03

someone was not doing his job, someone was

00:45:03 --> 00:45:06

cheating, they got caught using their business credit

00:45:06 --> 00:45:06

card.

00:45:08 --> 00:45:09

So now, you will learn

00:45:09 --> 00:45:12

that I don't do that. Simple. Very simple.

00:45:12 --> 00:45:14

We do that every day every day. Even

00:45:14 --> 00:45:15

kids.

00:45:15 --> 00:45:17

Did you see what mama did to him?

00:45:20 --> 00:45:23

Do you not see what your older stronger

00:45:23 --> 00:45:25

sibling has faced? And he fell on the

00:45:25 --> 00:45:27

ground. What if she pushes us the way

00:45:27 --> 00:45:29

she pushed her older son? And they avoid

00:45:29 --> 00:45:31

it. Yes or no? Kids,

00:45:31 --> 00:45:33

why do you not you and I, Insha'Allah,

00:45:34 --> 00:45:35

do that with Allah?

00:45:36 --> 00:45:38

You're about to do something that is wrong

00:45:38 --> 00:45:40

or something that is good to push you.

00:45:40 --> 00:45:43

And remember what Allah did to those far

00:45:43 --> 00:45:44

stronger than you. Subhanallah.

00:45:44 --> 00:45:46

May Allah protect us and grant us the

00:45:46 --> 00:45:48

best. This man, this loser,

00:45:48 --> 00:45:50

he became he became worse.

00:45:50 --> 00:45:53

He went to go and break the hearts

00:45:53 --> 00:45:54

of the people.

00:45:58 --> 00:45:59

He went flashing

00:46:00 --> 00:46:00

his car,

00:46:01 --> 00:46:01

his,

00:46:02 --> 00:46:02

jewelry,

00:46:03 --> 00:46:04

entourage,

00:46:04 --> 00:46:04

the

00:46:05 --> 00:46:06

And so you became more. Some people are

00:46:06 --> 00:46:09

like that. May Allah forgive us. He doesn't

00:46:09 --> 00:46:10

care about anyone.

00:46:10 --> 00:46:13

And these people, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala will

00:46:13 --> 00:46:15

expose them. May Allah conceal us. Say I

00:46:15 --> 00:46:15

mean.

00:46:16 --> 00:46:18

Then when he left in that way, what

00:46:18 --> 00:46:19

happened?

00:46:19 --> 00:46:21

The people around him, I

00:46:25 --> 00:46:26

intentionally

00:46:26 --> 00:46:27

did not put the whole verse.

00:46:28 --> 00:46:31

Those who desire the life of this world

00:46:31 --> 00:46:32

wished. I'll not tell you what did they

00:46:32 --> 00:46:34

wish yet, but you should expect

00:46:35 --> 00:46:36

what they will wish for.

00:46:37 --> 00:46:38

You should imagine what they will wish for.

00:46:38 --> 00:46:41

Why? Why can you have an educated guess

00:46:41 --> 00:46:43

to what their wish is? Why can you

00:46:43 --> 00:46:44

have an educated guess? Even if you don't

00:46:44 --> 00:46:45

know the whole Surah.

00:46:46 --> 00:46:47

What's the keyword here

00:46:48 --> 00:46:50

that will tell you what they were very

00:46:50 --> 00:46:51

likely wish?

00:46:53 --> 00:46:55

Because when you read the Quran, you're gonna

00:46:55 --> 00:46:57

pay attention to this. Allah says, yes,

00:46:58 --> 00:47:00

They're the ones who want this dunya. Their

00:47:00 --> 00:47:01

focus is dunya.

00:47:02 --> 00:47:04

So since they are obsessed about this life,

00:47:05 --> 00:47:05

it means

00:47:06 --> 00:47:07

the ends justify

00:47:07 --> 00:47:08

the

00:47:08 --> 00:47:09

means.

00:47:09 --> 00:47:11

What do you expect them to say? Please

00:47:11 --> 00:47:12

raise your hand if you don't know the

00:47:12 --> 00:47:13

verse.

00:47:17 --> 00:47:19

I know your brother. I'm here just to

00:47:19 --> 00:47:21

help you out, this emotional support.

00:47:22 --> 00:47:24

What is it? Go ahead. Try it. Money.

00:47:24 --> 00:47:26

May Allah bless you and grant you money.

00:47:31 --> 00:47:32

Why? Why? Why you guys are like that?

00:47:33 --> 00:47:36

Okay. This this question, let's be honest. Raise

00:47:36 --> 00:47:38

your hand if you think money, can,

00:47:39 --> 00:47:39

bring happiness.

00:47:42 --> 00:47:43

Very few people.

00:47:43 --> 00:47:45

Usually, the broke ones, by the way.

00:47:49 --> 00:47:50

So for the ones that did not raise

00:47:50 --> 00:47:52

their hands, me and,

00:47:54 --> 00:47:55

before you leave the venue, your wallets, you

00:47:55 --> 00:47:56

empty it here inshallah.

00:47:57 --> 00:47:59

Since it doesn't bring you happiness

00:47:59 --> 00:48:01

empty your whole wallet.

00:48:01 --> 00:48:02

Really?

00:48:02 --> 00:48:03

Your hands

00:48:04 --> 00:48:06

may have not been raised, but I can

00:48:06 --> 00:48:08

hear your hearts yelling. Yes, it makes me

00:48:08 --> 00:48:10

happy. All you medical students, I mean, I'm

00:48:10 --> 00:48:14

sorry. Sorry. Okay. Right? People, that do things

00:48:14 --> 00:48:16

they don't like and do things for 15

00:48:16 --> 00:48:18

years that they hate every moment of it.

00:48:18 --> 00:48:20

Why? Because the paycheck, which is understandable because

00:48:20 --> 00:48:22

you have to have a living, and whatever

00:48:22 --> 00:48:24

the case may be, is the best. Best,

00:48:24 --> 00:48:26

can money really bring happiness?

00:48:27 --> 00:48:27

No.

00:48:28 --> 00:48:29

Oh, you bet it does.

00:48:33 --> 00:48:34

Oh,

00:48:35 --> 00:48:37

Go ask your dad, does money bring happiness

00:48:37 --> 00:48:39

or not? If he tells you not, is

00:48:39 --> 00:48:41

he here? Is your father here? No. Bring

00:48:41 --> 00:48:42

him next Sunday.

00:48:43 --> 00:48:45

With his wallet if he says no,

00:48:45 --> 00:48:47

And bring him bring you too. Alright?

00:48:48 --> 00:48:50

Money brings happiness.

00:48:50 --> 00:48:53

But what? We go back to the first

00:48:53 --> 00:48:56

part of this lecture, not the wedding, the

00:48:56 --> 00:48:56

circle.

00:48:57 --> 00:48:57

What was the circle?

00:48:58 --> 00:49:01

Loser. What was the other circle? The winner.

00:49:01 --> 00:49:03

Many people and the majority

00:49:03 --> 00:49:06

on Earth believe the path to happiness is

00:49:06 --> 00:49:08

money. Majority on Earth.

00:49:09 --> 00:49:09

Right?

00:49:10 --> 00:49:12

So they take the path to becoming very

00:49:12 --> 00:49:12

rich.

00:49:12 --> 00:49:14

And when they become multimillionaires

00:49:14 --> 00:49:16

and billionaires, do they end up being very

00:49:16 --> 00:49:18

happy and content? Not really.

00:49:18 --> 00:49:20

Not really. And we have so many cases.

00:49:20 --> 00:49:21

There are countless.

00:49:21 --> 00:49:23

So much so that we have the richest,

00:49:24 --> 00:49:27

lady that ever walked on earth in our

00:49:27 --> 00:49:29

era. I mentioned the story maybe a while

00:49:29 --> 00:49:30

ago, Christina Onassis.

00:49:31 --> 00:49:33

She, at 1 point, when her father died

00:49:33 --> 00:49:35

and her brother died, she became the richest

00:49:36 --> 00:49:38

woman on Earth. Her daughter is alive till

00:49:38 --> 00:49:40

this day. She's a horseback rider, I think,

00:49:40 --> 00:49:40

in the Olympics.

00:49:41 --> 00:49:44

Christina Onassis, she said, and I quote,

00:49:44 --> 00:49:45

she said,

00:49:45 --> 00:49:46

money

00:49:46 --> 00:49:48

does not bring happiness.

00:49:48 --> 00:49:50

And what's her biggest proof?

00:49:52 --> 00:49:53

She's not happy.

00:49:54 --> 00:49:57

And why is she sounding arrogant? No.

00:49:57 --> 00:49:59

Because she is the richest,

00:49:59 --> 00:50:01

so she has all the right to say,

00:50:02 --> 00:50:03

that path

00:50:03 --> 00:50:04

did not make me happy.

00:50:05 --> 00:50:07

And it's very powerful for a rich 1

00:50:07 --> 00:50:08

to say that. Yes?

00:50:09 --> 00:50:09

SubhanAllah.

00:50:10 --> 00:50:11

But you just said it can

00:50:12 --> 00:50:15

make you happy. But with what are you

00:50:15 --> 00:50:17

using the money? That's the question.

00:50:17 --> 00:50:18

Ready?

00:50:18 --> 00:50:19

How did you get the money?

00:50:20 --> 00:50:21

Is that enough?

00:50:22 --> 00:50:25

And how you're spending the money is what

00:50:25 --> 00:50:26

makes money bring you joy.

00:50:28 --> 00:50:28

How happy

00:50:29 --> 00:50:31

when you're able to be very rich

00:50:31 --> 00:50:35

and pay off someone else's student loan? Go.

00:50:35 --> 00:50:36

Go feel the emotions.

00:50:36 --> 00:50:37

Correct?

00:50:37 --> 00:50:40

How does it feel when Yes. An online

00:50:40 --> 00:50:41

donation is cool. Don't get me wrong. May

00:50:41 --> 00:50:43

Allah bless everybody. And make sure you come

00:50:43 --> 00:50:46

Friday. Friday, Friday, inshallah? For the iftar, and

00:50:46 --> 00:50:49

support the ICDs. Great stuff. When you see

00:50:49 --> 00:50:51

your work, when you have a video recorded,

00:50:51 --> 00:50:54

for example, of some, how much joy does

00:50:54 --> 00:50:55

it bring? Correct?

00:50:55 --> 00:50:58

Where your money goes? So that is what

00:50:58 --> 00:50:59

the happiness comes about.

00:51:00 --> 00:51:02

Sulayman alayhi salam, the richest to ever exist.

00:51:02 --> 00:51:04

Not even a kafar was as equal. Correct?

00:51:05 --> 00:51:06

Did money not make

00:51:06 --> 00:51:08

so happy? It did.

00:51:08 --> 00:51:11

And he even asked Allah for it.

00:51:11 --> 00:51:13

So it can be happy if you have

00:51:13 --> 00:51:15

it with iman, and you spend it with

00:51:15 --> 00:51:18

iman with faith. So what's the element? All

00:51:18 --> 00:51:20

that path that I was talking about. Remember

00:51:20 --> 00:51:22

point a and point b? Money. Some people

00:51:22 --> 00:51:24

believe fame. If I don't care about money,

00:51:24 --> 00:51:27

bro. If I got 100, 000 k subscriber

00:51:27 --> 00:51:29

on YouTube, I'm the happiest person alive. You

00:51:29 --> 00:51:31

got 1, 200, 000. Now what?

00:51:32 --> 00:51:35

Go here and watch. I don't encourage you

00:51:35 --> 00:51:37

to end to go in-depth. Some of the

00:51:37 --> 00:51:39

biggest YouTubers who have a video at the

00:51:39 --> 00:51:41

end and tell you, it didn't feel the

00:51:41 --> 00:51:43

way I expected it to feel.

00:51:43 --> 00:51:44

It's a shock.

00:51:45 --> 00:51:46

But to the believer,

00:51:47 --> 00:51:48

to subscribers,

00:51:48 --> 00:51:49

to the believer,

00:51:49 --> 00:51:52

minimum wage can be a source of joy.

00:51:54 --> 00:51:56

Because there's iman involved in it. There's faith

00:51:56 --> 00:51:57

in it. And there's a hadith to that.

00:51:57 --> 00:52:00

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam, he says,

00:52:02 --> 00:52:04

in this world, in this room, in this

00:52:04 --> 00:52:06

venue, there's 4 groups of people. There's no

00:52:06 --> 00:52:06

5th.

00:52:07 --> 00:52:08

Group 1,

00:52:08 --> 00:52:10

people who Allah gave money and

00:52:12 --> 00:52:12

knowledge.

00:52:14 --> 00:52:15

Beneficial knowledge.

00:52:15 --> 00:52:17

So well off and so educated,

00:52:17 --> 00:52:20

they fear the knowledge, they fear Allah with

00:52:20 --> 00:52:21

the

00:52:21 --> 00:52:22

with the money that they

00:52:23 --> 00:52:25

have. So they spend it. Allah even says,

00:52:26 --> 00:52:28

he fears Allah with it and they spend

00:52:28 --> 00:52:29

it and connect their families.

00:52:29 --> 00:52:31

What what if the prophet giving you a

00:52:31 --> 00:52:31

hint?

00:52:32 --> 00:52:33

If the prophet said, I want you just

00:52:33 --> 00:52:34

to wake up on this 1 as much

00:52:34 --> 00:52:36

as you can. He could, like, take a

00:52:36 --> 00:52:36

notch.

00:52:37 --> 00:52:40

The prophet has said, that person fears Allah

00:52:40 --> 00:52:43

with the money. This means in everything. Correct?

00:52:43 --> 00:52:45

In zakah, in salah, in the spending, in

00:52:45 --> 00:52:47

this and that. What did the prophet emphasize?

00:52:50 --> 00:52:53

And they connect with their families with the

00:52:53 --> 00:52:54

money they have. What is the prophet making

00:52:54 --> 00:52:55

you wake up for?

00:52:56 --> 00:52:58

Do not make more money at the expense

00:52:58 --> 00:52:59

of cutting the family.

00:53:00 --> 00:53:02

If that's what's happening, you're gonna take it

00:53:02 --> 00:53:04

take it down. Right? And may Allah grant

00:53:04 --> 00:53:06

you and I the ability to balance things.

00:53:06 --> 00:53:09

Sometimes we have seasons. Right? A season, you're

00:53:09 --> 00:53:11

very busy. Then the season, you do something

00:53:11 --> 00:53:13

else, spend more time. Right? Let grant us

00:53:13 --> 00:53:15

wisdom in Hikma. So that the prophet says

00:53:15 --> 00:53:17

that group, the wealthiest of people with the

00:53:17 --> 00:53:18

highest level of religiosity,

00:53:19 --> 00:53:20

are are they not beautiful in these people?

00:53:21 --> 00:53:23

Do you know 1 like that? I know

00:53:23 --> 00:53:23

a

00:53:24 --> 00:53:24

few. Lovely.

00:53:27 --> 00:53:28

Right? They tell me that. Right? You know,

00:53:28 --> 00:53:30

we wish to be like them. No.

00:53:30 --> 00:53:32

Do you wish to be like them or

00:53:32 --> 00:53:32

no?

00:53:33 --> 00:53:34

I'm happy with the way I am.

00:53:35 --> 00:53:36

May Allah always make you say that in

00:53:36 --> 00:53:37

the right time.

00:53:37 --> 00:53:39

The prophet says in 2

00:53:41 --> 00:53:43

In 1 narration I'm gonna go back to

00:53:43 --> 00:53:43

that 1. Don't worry.

00:53:44 --> 00:53:46

There's 2 situations in in which you can

00:53:46 --> 00:53:47

wish to be like someone.

00:53:48 --> 00:53:49

Only 2 in 1 narration.

00:53:49 --> 00:53:52

The other narration, only 2. If you put

00:53:52 --> 00:53:54

the hadith together, what's the total? 3.

00:53:56 --> 00:53:57

How was that?

00:53:57 --> 00:54:00

Because in in both narrations, he repeated the

00:54:00 --> 00:54:01

same point.

00:54:01 --> 00:54:03

So there's 1 point that is repeated. That's

00:54:03 --> 00:54:05

too much math for Sunday. No. And then

00:54:05 --> 00:54:07

there's 1 point that is unique and 1

00:54:07 --> 00:54:08

point that is unique and 1 that is

00:54:08 --> 00:54:10

repeated. So 2 or 3. So I'm gonna

00:54:10 --> 00:54:13

combine both hadith for you. Okay? Both hadith.

00:54:13 --> 00:54:16

The prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said, how

00:54:16 --> 00:54:18

these are the only cases you can say,

00:54:18 --> 00:54:20

I wish I was like her. I wish

00:54:20 --> 00:54:22

I was like him. Other than these 3,

00:54:22 --> 00:54:25

it's not worth it. Number 1, take a

00:54:25 --> 00:54:26

shot, take a shot. Give me.

00:54:27 --> 00:54:29

Knowledge. Someone who's educated

00:54:30 --> 00:54:32

walks the talk, and teaches it.

00:54:32 --> 00:54:34

I wish I was like that sister, like

00:54:34 --> 00:54:36

that brother. You can wish for that.

00:54:36 --> 00:54:36

While

00:54:37 --> 00:54:39

not having them lose it.

00:54:40 --> 00:54:43

While not having them lose it. Not like,

00:54:43 --> 00:54:44

I wish I'm like that sister and I

00:54:44 --> 00:54:47

become better and and and dethrone her.

00:54:48 --> 00:54:48

That's

00:54:49 --> 00:54:51

That's not the that the prophet is praising.

00:54:51 --> 00:54:52

It's the thing I wanna be like you,

00:54:52 --> 00:54:54

and may Allah bless what you have. Someone

00:54:54 --> 00:54:55

who's educated,

00:54:56 --> 00:54:57

practices while he preaches, and

00:54:58 --> 00:54:59

teaches it. Group number 2?

00:55:00 --> 00:55:01

Go ahead.

00:55:03 --> 00:55:04

And humble.

00:55:05 --> 00:55:06

There's truth to that. There's truth to that.

00:55:06 --> 00:55:07

But remember, humbleness

00:55:08 --> 00:55:09

in general

00:55:10 --> 00:55:11

cannot be confirmed.

00:55:11 --> 00:55:13

Any any deed cannot really be confirmed about

00:55:13 --> 00:55:15

the intention. But in this hadith, it's not

00:55:15 --> 00:55:16

1 of us. But if you can connect

00:55:16 --> 00:55:17

anyway,

00:55:18 --> 00:55:19

Go ahead.

00:55:20 --> 00:55:22

Who said you said you said death?

00:55:24 --> 00:55:25

My brother said death.

00:55:28 --> 00:55:29

If we go really, really academic,

00:55:31 --> 00:55:33

the way someone dies.

00:55:35 --> 00:55:37

It's a death that I'm like, okay, this

00:55:37 --> 00:55:37

is a

00:55:39 --> 00:55:40

we're gonna end on a very depressing note,

00:55:40 --> 00:55:41

guys.

00:55:41 --> 00:55:42

Right?

00:55:46 --> 00:55:47

In the hadith, that's not 1 of them,

00:55:47 --> 00:55:49

but that's something I need. May Allah grant

00:55:49 --> 00:55:50

us shahad. Even the

00:55:50 --> 00:55:51

used to pray for shahad.

00:55:53 --> 00:55:54

But in these 2 hadith, go ahead.

00:55:58 --> 00:56:00

Fantastic. You're in a fundraising dinner.

00:56:00 --> 00:56:03

I see the next Friday. Brother this Friday,

00:56:03 --> 00:56:05

this Friday, this Friday, forgive me. This Friday,

00:56:05 --> 00:56:06

brother comes,

00:56:07 --> 00:56:08

and the 1 who's gonna

00:56:09 --> 00:56:10

our first $50, 000 Then

00:56:12 --> 00:56:14

1 brother says, $50, 000

00:56:14 --> 00:56:16

and all of us, I wish I was

00:56:16 --> 00:56:17

like him.

00:56:17 --> 00:56:19

Why? Not because 50, 000,

00:56:19 --> 00:56:22

because where he spent the 50, 000. You

00:56:22 --> 00:56:23

see what has happened?

00:56:23 --> 00:56:25

These people who didn't had a dunya, they

00:56:25 --> 00:56:28

just want the 50, 000, not in a

00:56:28 --> 00:56:29

way that I spend it in a good

00:56:29 --> 00:56:30

cause. You see the difference?

00:56:31 --> 00:56:33

Okay. Fantastic. The last 1 last 1. Try.

00:56:37 --> 00:56:38

It's 1 who has a lot of imam.

00:56:38 --> 00:56:39

Good.

00:56:39 --> 00:56:40

Good. Close.

00:56:41 --> 00:56:43

The 1 who knows Quran very well.

00:56:43 --> 00:56:44

That's enough?

00:56:45 --> 00:56:47

No. At least half of us, if not

00:56:47 --> 00:56:49

majority, we read Quran like a pro.

00:56:50 --> 00:56:52

But how many read it day and night?

00:56:53 --> 00:56:54

So the prophet

00:56:55 --> 00:56:55

says

00:56:56 --> 00:56:58

Someone who knows Quran so good and reads

00:56:58 --> 00:57:00

it day and night. May Allah make us

00:57:00 --> 00:57:01

of them. These 3 people are like, you

00:57:01 --> 00:57:03

know what? I wish I was like them.

00:57:03 --> 00:57:05

So these peoples who want the dunya, obsessed

00:57:05 --> 00:57:07

about this life, they say,

00:57:11 --> 00:57:14

This is the luckiest man ever. We wish

00:57:14 --> 00:57:16

we have what he has.

00:57:18 --> 00:57:21

Such a That's what luck looks to them.

00:57:21 --> 00:57:23

That's what success is defined by them. How

00:57:23 --> 00:57:25

did Allah define success and in Quran?

00:57:26 --> 00:57:28

Really quick. Really quick. You hear it almost

00:57:28 --> 00:57:30

every. Find the Who's the successful?

00:57:31 --> 00:57:32

Who is the winner? Every almost.

00:57:34 --> 00:57:35

Close,

00:57:36 --> 00:57:37

The 1 who prays, but tell me the

00:57:37 --> 00:57:39

almost every So now next time you hear

00:57:39 --> 00:57:40

this Friday, like,

00:57:40 --> 00:57:41

Sunday, I remember.

00:57:43 --> 00:57:44

The Okay.

00:57:50 --> 00:57:52

Take our time, so everybody's like, oh, what

00:57:52 --> 00:57:53

is it? It's like that wedding, remember? And

00:57:53 --> 00:57:54

it is

00:58:00 --> 00:58:01

Look

00:58:01 --> 00:58:03

if you've memorized it. You don't even know

00:58:03 --> 00:58:04

what Surah it is, but you just keep

00:58:04 --> 00:58:06

hearing it. Right? And whoever obeys Allah and

00:58:06 --> 00:58:06

the Prophet,

00:58:07 --> 00:58:09

they are truly successful. These are the lucky

00:58:09 --> 00:58:11

ones. May Allah make us of them. So

00:58:11 --> 00:58:12

when they said that,

00:58:13 --> 00:58:15

I wish I had what Quran has. Look

00:58:15 --> 00:58:16

at that. Look at that flashy

00:58:17 --> 00:58:19

car. Look at this. Look at that. They

00:58:19 --> 00:58:21

don't care how he got it. They just

00:58:21 --> 00:58:23

care that he has it. And they wanna

00:58:23 --> 00:58:25

be just like him. Now, what did Allah

00:58:25 --> 00:58:25

say?

00:58:27 --> 00:58:29

And I intentionally did not put the whole

00:58:29 --> 00:58:32

verse. The people with knowledge said, you should

00:58:32 --> 00:58:33

have an educated

00:58:33 --> 00:58:36

guess as to what they will say. Correct?

00:58:36 --> 00:58:36

Makes sense?

00:58:39 --> 00:58:40

And now as I promised to finish the

00:58:40 --> 00:58:43

hadith, what hadith, I forgot about your promise.

00:58:43 --> 00:58:45

The hadith of the 4 categories, remember?

00:58:46 --> 00:58:48

Category 1, someone who is blessed with

00:58:49 --> 00:58:51

wealth and they are educated,

00:58:51 --> 00:58:54

beneficial knowledge. They fear Allah with the money.

00:58:54 --> 00:58:55

The Prophet said,

00:58:57 --> 00:59:00

That human being is the greatest human being

00:59:00 --> 00:59:01

on earth.

00:59:02 --> 00:59:04

The Prophet said, It's not my words or

00:59:04 --> 00:59:06

your words. The 1 who's so rich

00:59:07 --> 00:59:08

and uses that money,

00:59:10 --> 00:59:12

the greatest man on earth and a woman.

00:59:12 --> 00:59:14

What's group number 2?

00:59:15 --> 00:59:16

Group number 2,

00:59:16 --> 00:59:17

nothing.

00:59:18 --> 00:59:19

No money.

00:59:19 --> 00:59:22

Minimal money. Limited money. But what do they

00:59:22 --> 00:59:22

have?

00:59:23 --> 00:59:23

Knowledge.

00:59:24 --> 00:59:27

They fear Allah. What do they say? The

00:59:27 --> 00:59:27

prophet said,

00:59:28 --> 00:59:30

before they he tells you exactly

00:59:31 --> 00:59:32

the narration, he says,

00:59:35 --> 00:59:37

the person is about to say something.

00:59:37 --> 00:59:40

From a very sincere heart, they mean every

00:59:40 --> 00:59:43

word. What will group 2 say

00:59:44 --> 00:59:47

if I had what group

00:59:47 --> 00:59:47

1

00:59:48 --> 00:59:48

had,

00:59:49 --> 00:59:50

I would do the same.

00:59:50 --> 00:59:53

That's it. That's all what they did.

00:59:53 --> 00:59:55

What did the prophet say? 2 words.

00:59:59 --> 01:00:01

Group 2 gets the same reward as group

01:00:01 --> 01:00:01

1.

01:00:03 --> 01:00:05

Group 2 gets the same reward as group

01:00:05 --> 01:00:07

1. In that fundraiser,

01:00:07 --> 01:00:07

$50, 000

01:00:08 --> 01:00:10

you might be

01:00:10 --> 01:00:11

a.

01:00:11 --> 01:00:12

And you're like,

01:00:13 --> 01:00:15

if I had 50, 000, I would donate.

01:00:16 --> 01:00:18

In dunya, will you get a tax receipt

01:00:18 --> 01:00:19

for your gift?

01:00:20 --> 01:00:22

Will the IRS give you a tax receipt

01:00:22 --> 01:00:24

for your donation?

01:00:25 --> 01:00:26

Can you apply I intended

01:00:27 --> 01:00:28

$50, 000

01:00:29 --> 01:00:30

so give me a break in my taxes

01:00:30 --> 01:00:31

because

01:00:31 --> 01:00:32

was sincere?

01:00:32 --> 01:00:34

If I had it, they'll probably

01:00:35 --> 01:00:36

deport you from America.

01:00:37 --> 01:00:39

Right? With Allah, he will give you a

01:00:39 --> 01:00:41

tax receipt the same way the 50, 000

01:00:41 --> 01:00:42

that was given

01:00:43 --> 01:00:45

because you're sincere and you meant it. The

01:00:45 --> 01:00:47

1 quick question, what's the biggest of signs

01:00:47 --> 01:00:49

that you meant it?

01:00:50 --> 01:00:52

Because all of us in any dinner, ICD,

01:00:52 --> 01:00:54

every after 4 raka'at, fundraiser.

01:00:57 --> 01:00:58

So how can you know if you're really

01:00:58 --> 01:00:59

serious about

01:01:00 --> 01:01:02

if I had it, like that doctor, like

01:01:02 --> 01:01:04

that sister, like that millionaire, I would give?

01:01:04 --> 01:01:06

What's 1 of the biggest proof for you?

01:01:06 --> 01:01:08

Not for me or anyone, for you that

01:01:08 --> 01:01:09

you are really truthful.

01:01:10 --> 01:01:12

Go ahead. Tell me when. Go ahead.

01:01:15 --> 01:01:17

This is by far 1 of the best

01:01:17 --> 01:01:20

examples, our points, is that, okay, you cannot

01:01:20 --> 01:01:22

give 50, 000, what can you give?

01:01:22 --> 01:01:23

50.

01:01:23 --> 01:01:26

Okay, give 50. Well, brother, the thing about

01:01:26 --> 01:01:27

the 50, I would like to be honest

01:01:27 --> 01:01:27

with you,

01:01:28 --> 01:01:30

well, I've had 50, 000. What do you

01:01:30 --> 01:01:31

have now? 50, give me 50.

01:01:32 --> 01:01:35

I'm struggling. But you will definitely struggle at

01:01:35 --> 01:01:35

50, 000.

01:01:36 --> 01:01:37

Well, then I'll have a 1, 000, 000.

01:01:38 --> 01:01:40

No. Don't say that. Subhanallah. May Allah grant

01:01:40 --> 01:01:42

us the best. Another sign, ready? Is that

01:01:42 --> 01:01:43

you feel pain

01:01:44 --> 01:01:46

a little bit sad that you cannot give

01:01:46 --> 01:01:46

50.

01:01:47 --> 01:01:49

So if you watch the news in and

01:01:49 --> 01:01:51

you're like, well, life I was able to

01:01:51 --> 01:01:52

deliver food, would you have delivered?

01:01:54 --> 01:01:55

I believe you would. I believe all of

01:01:55 --> 01:01:57

you would have. But to know is that

01:01:57 --> 01:01:58

you're in pain. And, inshallah, all of you

01:01:58 --> 01:02:00

are in pain when you want something like

01:02:00 --> 01:02:01

that. Correct? So that's a sign that you're

01:02:01 --> 01:02:03

sincere, inshallah. Now how will you act upon

01:02:03 --> 01:02:05

it that gives you a better picture of

01:02:05 --> 01:02:07

yourself? So the ones with knowledge, what did

01:02:07 --> 01:02:08

they say?

01:02:08 --> 01:02:10

They will now say a very short advice,

01:02:11 --> 01:02:12

not long like the,

01:02:13 --> 01:02:15

and they will not be as gentle as

01:02:15 --> 01:02:17

you thought or I thought. You know what

01:02:17 --> 01:02:18

they start with?

01:02:20 --> 01:02:23

Shame on you. Of of with you said,

01:02:23 --> 01:02:25

be good to people the way Allah was

01:02:25 --> 01:02:27

good to you. You said, don't forget to

01:02:27 --> 01:02:29

enjoy life. And to this you said,

01:02:31 --> 01:02:32

yes. Some people, you have to talk to

01:02:32 --> 01:02:33

them like that.

01:02:34 --> 01:02:36

Some people, they're not wearing the clothing of

01:02:36 --> 01:02:37

1, 000, 000 of dollars, so you can

01:02:37 --> 01:02:39

talk to them a little bit differently. They

01:02:39 --> 01:02:41

are in the neighborhood. They know each other.

01:02:41 --> 01:02:43

He's my next door neighbor. You see what

01:02:43 --> 01:02:44

happened?

01:02:44 --> 01:02:46

You can go hard a little bit.

01:02:48 --> 01:02:51

What Allah has prepared is best, and it's

01:02:51 --> 01:02:54

better, not even equal to what has.

01:02:54 --> 01:02:55

But that reward,

01:02:56 --> 01:02:58

that winner Remember the winner circle?

01:02:58 --> 01:02:59

Now,

01:02:59 --> 01:03:02

finally, as I promised early in the session,

01:03:02 --> 01:03:03

what was the answer I gave to the

01:03:03 --> 01:03:05

Quran in the wedding? This is the answer.

01:03:06 --> 01:03:08

You have to have these 2 elements

01:03:08 --> 01:03:09

to enjoy

01:03:09 --> 01:03:12

what Allah has given you in life. For

01:03:12 --> 01:03:13

you to have a Hayat on You heard

01:03:13 --> 01:03:15

that before? The good life? What did Allah

01:03:15 --> 01:03:16

say?

01:03:16 --> 01:03:17

There's no

01:03:18 --> 01:03:19

not a single male or

01:03:20 --> 01:03:20

female.

01:03:21 --> 01:03:23

Whoever does good deeds,

01:03:25 --> 01:03:25

righteous deeds,

01:03:27 --> 01:03:28

While you're a believer, what happens?

01:03:33 --> 01:03:36

Allah says, not a single male or female

01:03:36 --> 01:03:37

that does good stuff

01:03:38 --> 01:03:39

but out of iman, out of faith.

01:03:40 --> 01:03:42

That's why now it gets a bit emotional

01:03:42 --> 01:03:43

or sensitive or

01:03:44 --> 01:03:46

because so many people on earth, they do

01:03:46 --> 01:03:48

good stuff but without faith, and they will

01:03:48 --> 01:03:49

not find the fruits that they were looking

01:03:49 --> 01:03:50

for.

01:03:50 --> 01:03:52

But when it's done, that's why Allah says,

01:03:52 --> 01:03:53

they do

01:03:54 --> 01:03:57

righteous We will give them the good life.

01:03:58 --> 01:03:59

Even

01:03:59 --> 01:04:02

they have a difference of opinion on the

01:04:02 --> 01:04:04

exact meaning of the good life.

01:04:04 --> 01:04:07

Even Abbas said, the good life means

01:04:09 --> 01:04:09

happiness,

01:04:09 --> 01:04:11

joy. That's why Ibn Abbas

01:04:12 --> 01:04:12

translated

01:04:13 --> 01:04:16

or describe what's the good life looks like.

01:04:19 --> 01:04:20

Said, contentment.

01:04:20 --> 01:04:23

You're in peace. That's the joy you get

01:04:23 --> 01:04:25

in this dunya. Is that you're in peace,

01:04:26 --> 01:04:26

tranquil.

01:04:27 --> 01:04:29

You got a promotion. You didn't.

01:04:29 --> 01:04:32

You have a child. You did not. Someone

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you proposed. You got rejected.

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You applied for a school, they did not

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accept your letter. You're content with your situation,

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though it might be sad, but overall, you

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will never say anything that is against

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Allah.

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May Allah make you all of that level.

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If you reach that, what is said about

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contentment?

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Being content is a treasure that has no

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ending. It's like an account, a checking balance

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that is infinite.

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You are a billionaire if you're content.

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Because there are others who have 1, 000,

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000, 000 that are not content.

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1 time there was a brother, very rich

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brother. Okay? Muslim.

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And he doesn't even drive this car. You

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know, forgive us. Some athletes are so well

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off, they have jet private jets. Right? Some

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do have their own showfares and drivers. That's

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how rich that brother is. He doesn't even

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drive his car. A super expensive vehicle.

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As he's driving, he went like around like

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a humble area,

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and there were a group of brothers, Muslim.

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They were eating, simple food, full of hummus

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and all that stuff. Okay? Falafin, very humble

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stuff. So then when they were eating, they

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looked at the Mercedes, it was an s

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class, whatever. So he said, bro, this is

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life.

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This is this is the life.

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So then

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the light turned green.

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The brother, it was in the back, the

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wealthy brother, he heard them. They had eye

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contact. They got a little bit nervous.

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So he told the driver, come back. Return.

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So and the Shabab, the young people here,

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they freaked out. What will he do to

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us?

01:06:03 --> 01:06:04

So he came,

01:06:04 --> 01:06:05

reversed,

01:06:05 --> 01:06:07

u-turn came, and he left the car and

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he walked to them.

01:06:09 --> 01:06:09

Said,

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brother

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Listen. Listen. Calm down.

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He said, let me tell you.

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How was the meal? You like the meal?

01:06:18 --> 01:06:20

You like the food? You like the hummus?

01:06:21 --> 01:06:21

Fantastic.

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How about we do a switch? That's what

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the rich guy is saying. How about we

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do a switch?

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My doctor told me I have a health

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situation

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that I cannot consume this food,

01:06:32 --> 01:06:34

and I used to love this food. It's

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a a joy.

01:06:35 --> 01:06:38

Now, I'm in a very strict diet due

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to health reasons.

01:06:39 --> 01:06:41

I can have this, I cannot have that.

01:06:41 --> 01:06:42

So how about this?

01:06:43 --> 01:06:44

I take your health,

01:06:45 --> 01:06:46

and you take my car,

01:06:47 --> 01:06:48

and the chauffeur.

01:06:49 --> 01:06:50

So what happened to them?

01:06:50 --> 01:06:51

You're

01:06:52 --> 01:06:52

you're good.

01:06:53 --> 01:06:55

May Allah bless you. He's like, enjoy your

01:06:55 --> 01:06:56

meal because you have more than what I

01:06:56 --> 01:06:57

have.

01:06:58 --> 01:06:59

And he left. May Allah grant him

01:07:00 --> 01:07:01

because the health

01:07:02 --> 01:07:04

is beyond sometimes wealth. May Allah protect us.

01:07:04 --> 01:07:05

And case by case, may Allah grant us

01:07:05 --> 01:07:07

the best. So the people of knowledge

01:07:13 --> 01:07:15

But you gotta be patient because you can't

01:07:15 --> 01:07:16

like, I can't see Jannah. Jannah is taking

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way too long. When you describe Jannah, the

01:07:19 --> 01:07:21

kids they tell you, Jannah sounds like Vancouver,

01:07:21 --> 01:07:23

British Columbia. I'm like,

01:07:24 --> 01:07:25

Right?

01:07:25 --> 01:07:26

So you

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explain it. There's so much in Jannah waiting

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for you. The prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam, we

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have 5 minutes left. Musa Alaihi Salam, he

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asked Allah, Yeah Allah, what's the lowest level

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in Jannah? Like the biggest,

01:07:40 --> 01:07:42

yeah, and the lowest in Jannah. Doesn't get

01:07:42 --> 01:07:44

lower. Like what's the worst seat in an

01:07:44 --> 01:07:44

airplane?

01:07:46 --> 01:07:47

Middle seat, next to the bathroom in the

01:07:47 --> 01:07:48

back, aisle 45.

01:07:49 --> 01:07:51

Right? You will miss your next flight if

01:07:51 --> 01:07:53

you have a connection. Anyhow, it's pretty bad.

01:07:53 --> 01:07:54

So the biggest

01:07:55 --> 01:07:58

okay in Jannah, he is the last 1

01:07:58 --> 01:07:59

to leave help.

01:07:59 --> 01:08:00

Makes sense?

01:08:00 --> 01:08:02

So the last 1 to leave * from

01:08:02 --> 01:08:04

the of course. Some people deserve it, forgive

01:08:04 --> 01:08:06

us and protect us. So then he leaves,

01:08:06 --> 01:08:07

like, finally,

01:08:08 --> 01:08:09

I'm done with you.

01:08:10 --> 01:08:12

I am the most blessed person in the

01:08:12 --> 01:08:13

world. That's what he thinks.

01:08:13 --> 01:08:15

Because he left *. He didn't even go

01:08:15 --> 01:08:16

to Jannah. He's the most blessed. May Allah

01:08:16 --> 01:08:17

protect

01:08:17 --> 01:08:19

So then there's multiple narrations in this 1

01:08:19 --> 01:08:22

about Musa Alaihi Salam. Allah says he is

01:08:22 --> 01:08:24

the 1 that Allah tells him,

01:08:25 --> 01:08:26

you will get in dunya

01:08:28 --> 01:08:28

what

01:08:29 --> 01:08:32

the richest person ever kingdom will have on

01:08:32 --> 01:08:32

earth.

01:08:33 --> 01:08:34

Like all of earth will be yours in

01:08:34 --> 01:08:35

dunya.

01:08:36 --> 01:08:37

So the man said,

01:08:38 --> 01:08:40

I will get that, and that's the lowest.

01:08:41 --> 01:08:43

Lowest. Yeah. I need I wanna give names.

01:08:43 --> 01:08:46

Forget names. So that's the lowest. Then Allah

01:08:46 --> 01:08:46

says,

01:08:50 --> 01:08:53

times 1, times 2, times 3, times

01:08:54 --> 01:08:55

5. 5 times

01:08:56 --> 01:08:59

more. Then the man says, I'm good.

01:09:00 --> 01:09:03

Then Allah says, and more in times 10.

01:09:03 --> 01:09:05

That's the lowest in Jannah.

01:09:06 --> 01:09:09

So then Musa asks, You Allah, what about

01:09:09 --> 01:09:09

the highest?

01:09:10 --> 01:09:11

Allah says,

01:09:13 --> 01:09:14

These are the ones

01:09:15 --> 01:09:15

that I

01:09:17 --> 01:09:19

They're the ones that I

01:09:19 --> 01:09:21

will honor them. They're the ones that I

01:09:21 --> 01:09:24

will give them something they have never seen,

01:09:24 --> 01:09:27

something they have never heard, and something they

01:09:27 --> 01:09:29

have never imagined. May Allah make us of

01:09:29 --> 01:09:30

that group.

01:09:30 --> 01:09:32

Brothers and sisters, they said that to them.

01:09:32 --> 01:09:34

And right then and there, what happened?

01:09:34 --> 01:09:36

Allah tells you,

01:09:38 --> 01:09:39

Allah made the earth

01:09:40 --> 01:09:41

open up and swallow

01:09:43 --> 01:09:44

and all of his wealth, and even his

01:09:44 --> 01:09:46

house and the palace.

01:09:46 --> 01:09:48

He looked down upon people.

01:09:48 --> 01:09:50

Now you're below all people.

01:09:51 --> 01:09:51

SubhanAllah.

01:09:52 --> 01:09:54

So watch how you talk and how you

01:09:54 --> 01:09:55

walk.

01:09:58 --> 01:09:59

What about the other ones?

01:09:59 --> 01:10:01

The other ones were group 4.

01:10:02 --> 01:10:03

What's group 4?

01:10:03 --> 01:10:04

Group 4,

01:10:05 --> 01:10:06

people have no money

01:10:06 --> 01:10:07

and they have

01:10:08 --> 01:10:09

no no knowledge.

01:10:10 --> 01:10:12

But they wanna be like group 3. Who's

01:10:12 --> 01:10:12

group 3?

01:10:13 --> 01:10:15

Group 3, they have,

01:10:15 --> 01:10:17

but but they do not have?

01:10:18 --> 01:10:20

These few are the corruptors on earth today.

01:10:21 --> 01:10:24

They go spend in the haram, spend gambling,

01:10:24 --> 01:10:25

alcohol,

01:10:25 --> 01:10:27

this, send weapons, do that,

01:10:28 --> 01:10:30

Genocide, so much wealth, so much power, but

01:10:30 --> 01:10:31

they have no deen, no iman.

01:10:32 --> 01:10:34

So Allah says, or the prophet says, they

01:10:34 --> 01:10:36

are the worst on earth.

01:10:37 --> 01:10:39

Group 4, they have no money, no knowledge.

01:10:39 --> 01:10:42

What do they say? If I had money

01:10:42 --> 01:10:44

like group 3, I would have done the

01:10:44 --> 01:10:45

same. What did the Prophet

01:10:48 --> 01:10:50

They are just as bad as group 3.

01:10:52 --> 01:10:53

But they didn't do it. I know another

01:10:53 --> 01:10:55

hadith, you cannot end the lecture like that.

01:10:55 --> 01:10:57

I know another hadith. What's it? What is

01:10:57 --> 01:10:59

it? The prophet says,

01:10:59 --> 01:11:01

if you're about to do something that is

01:11:01 --> 01:11:01

wrong,

01:11:02 --> 01:11:03

and you don't end up doing it,

01:11:04 --> 01:11:05

God's give you good deeds. Is that true

01:11:05 --> 01:11:06

or not?

01:11:07 --> 01:11:08

But here, we tell you,

01:11:09 --> 01:11:10

or the prophet is saying, the

01:11:11 --> 01:11:13

person group 4 is about to do a

01:11:13 --> 01:11:15

bad deed. They don't end up doing it,

01:11:15 --> 01:11:16

but they're still punished.

01:11:16 --> 01:11:17

There's a difference.

01:11:18 --> 01:11:19

The ones that are about to do the

01:11:19 --> 01:11:20

bad deed,

01:11:21 --> 01:11:22

and they did not do it out of

01:11:22 --> 01:11:24

the fear of Allah,

01:11:25 --> 01:11:27

not the fear of the people. The teacher

01:11:27 --> 01:11:28

told you in the test,

01:11:29 --> 01:11:30

do not flip the test.

01:11:31 --> 01:11:31

Right?

01:11:32 --> 01:11:34

Do not flip the test. Wait. Wait. Do

01:11:34 --> 01:11:36

not flip your test until we're ready. No

01:11:36 --> 01:11:37

1 is watching.

01:11:38 --> 01:11:39

You're about to flip it, the teacher turns

01:11:39 --> 01:11:41

around, you put it back.

01:11:41 --> 01:11:43

You will be held accountable as if you

01:11:43 --> 01:11:44

flipped it.

01:11:45 --> 01:11:47

But some will say,

01:11:48 --> 01:11:50

I was scared of the teacher, not Allah.

01:11:50 --> 01:11:53

Allah will reward you for not flipping it.

01:11:53 --> 01:11:56

SubhanAllah. So adjust your intention. Don't say, since

01:11:56 --> 01:11:58

I'm gonna I since I always wish to

01:11:58 --> 01:11:59

go to the prom,

01:12:00 --> 01:12:02

and I'm not gonna go to the prom,

01:12:02 --> 01:12:04

and I'm sinful anyways, let me go to

01:12:04 --> 01:12:04

the prom.

01:12:06 --> 01:12:07

Alright? That's not the point. The point is

01:12:07 --> 01:12:10

to adjust your intention. So when they got

01:12:10 --> 01:12:12

swallowed, what was the response of the people?

01:12:13 --> 01:12:15

It is certainly Allah who gives an abundance.

01:12:15 --> 01:12:18

It's Allah who gives and it's Allah who

01:12:18 --> 01:12:18

takes.

01:12:19 --> 01:12:21

So they were very grateful that they were

01:12:21 --> 01:12:24

not swallowed like him. So watch what you

01:12:24 --> 01:12:25

wish for.

01:12:25 --> 01:12:27

May Allah grant you and I, the best

01:12:27 --> 01:12:29

in the dunya. Say I mean, all that

01:12:29 --> 01:12:29

you're scared.

01:12:36 --> 01:12:38

Grant us the best of this life, the

01:12:38 --> 01:12:39

best of the afterlife,

01:12:39 --> 01:12:41

and may Allah protects from the hellfire.

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