Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
A lecture series on the topic “The Question of Rizq – Obtained or Ordained?” by Shaykh Mirza Yawar Baig in the Masjid at Mahmood Habib Apts, Hyderabad.
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Alhamdulillah alameen wa salatu wa salam O Allah,
Allah Allah He was heavy as you may know, but we begin with the recitation of the Quran for Baraka inshallah and I want to recite this Soraka because the session today is on risk and so the rocker is the slot about which there is a lot of them said that if you recite the surah in the night before you go to bed, then Allah junta inshallah will protect you from starvation and from poverty and we ask Allah subhanaw taala for that insha Allah
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I recited the surah because of the headaches of noise Allah is Allah who said that the one who decides the soul and the night before going to bed Allah subhanaw taala will protect him from poverty.
We ask Allah subhanaw taala for that for ourselves and for our families and all the Muslim inshallah
today the session inshallah is on the question of risk and I have titled it I have said audit or obtained because this is the
this is the constant dilemma and people always try to
they get confused, whether risk is something which is audit, is it written or is it something which is obtained that means, I will get as much as I work for if I work hard, I get more money, if I work less hard, I get less of what is it and inshallah today and tomorrow, and depending on how we go, maybe also next week, we will complete this session. And we will look at all the different questions with regard to risk along with the dial from the Quran and the Sunnah. In this context, this is a very, very important question, because this question is probably the single biggest source of confusion. And also it is the single biggest reason why
if Allah does not protect us, then we
take off at least on the road towards the Hellfire, because it's only for the issue of risk that people indulge in Haram. major, major reason why people indulge in Haram is for the sake of risk, and there was only five, if unless I take an interest based loan, how can I How can I run my business? Unless I do this or that which is just private? How can I survive? And what will happen to me and my family, and so on and so on all sorts of confusion because of risk. The other thing is also risk is
the single biggest source of stress and personal worry and anxiety with regard to people, what will happen to me what will happen to my family, and so on and so forth. And when we say what will happen, May Allah forgive us? None of us is asking this question with regard to the ACA, really speaking seriously, we should be asking this question and saying, what will happen to me meaning what will happen to me on the day of judgment? What will happen to me when I die? What state will I die in? Will I die in a state of Islam? Or will I die in a state outside of Islam? May Allah protect us? When we say what will happen to my family after me? What is the question? What really is the
question we should be asking? We should be asking the question that the MBA asks, in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala mentioned this question, but that was that I said, I'm called is he called his?
His his children? And they asked this question then be asked this question to the children. And they said, What will you do after me? What was it? What were they talking about? Well, they say, What will you do to my business after me? What was the business of the MBA? The business of the MBA was was the Tao of Islam was Da Da Vinci, what will you do and they said, We will follow the rub of your follow your up and Rob of your father's which is Allah subhanaw taala. So when we say that what will happen to me? This thing has changed. Look at.
Okay, so if you say what will happen to me? And what will happen to my family, then we must be really the real question to ask is what will happen to me and my family with regard to my Acura and with regard to the Day of Judgment, but swana? May Allah protect us? And when we ask this question we are really talking about is what will happen to me and my family after I'm dead? Will they stop with a what will happen to them, and this is the source of a great deal of anxiety and also the reason why we fall into wrong we go we do wrong things. We pursue wrong kinds of businesses, we do wrong sorts of wrong, may take wrong decisions with regard to our family, our friends, and so on and
so forth. And that is a reason why it's very important for us to be clear in our minds about the reality of this whole business of risk and inshallah that is what we will attempt to do in these sessions. today, tomorrow and perhaps next week.
Now, what is this,
this is a very important thing to understand.
Sometimes people feel that risk is money risk is job.
Risk is an all encompassing word that takes into account everything that we need in order to exist in this world.
Risk money risk is for discuss time knowledge, health, energy, beauty strengths, spouses, children, movable immovable property power, influence authority, every kind of resource that we can imagine in order to survive and in order to develop in order to live in the world, to all of that is risk. So risk is not only risk is time, risk is free time.
So, risk is not only money, risk is all of these things, and that's why it's very important for us to keep that in mind. When we are talking about this. We're not just talking about money. Now, risk is one of the five questions that will be asked on the Day of Judgment. And we know this adage. And I mentioned this to you when we were doing the series on death and hereafter on the Day of Judgment, where Nabi sallallahu Sallam said that this is reported in tirmidhi. He said the son of Adam alayhis salam will not pass away from Allah, meaning he will not be able to move from the Maidan our hasher until he is asked about five things until he answers five questions. One, how did he live his life?
What did he do with the time that was allotted to him? To in that time? How did he utilize his youth? How did he utilizes his strength and his power as a youth? Three? With what means? Did he earn his wealth? Where did he get his money from? Number Four? How did he spend this wealth? Where it Where did he earn it from? And where did he where and how did he spend it? And the last one is what did he do with his knowledge? Now, if we look at these five questions, so Allah, we can see that all five of them have to do with only one thing and that is risk. All of this is risk, your time is risk, your youth and your health and your energy and your power and so on. So what is risk?
wealth is risk. So where did you learn it from and where did you spend it is a question about risk, knowledge is risk. And therefore, we are talking about how did what did you do with the knowledge whatever knowledge Allah subhanaw taala gave you what to do the knowledge? Did you practice this knowledge that uses knowledge in beneficial ways? Or did you? Did you not not use this knowledge? Or did you use the knowledge in harmful ways? All of these questions have to do with risk. And therefore it is very important for us to understand how important this whole question of risk is. All the five questions with regard to the Day of Judgment have to do only with one thing, and that
And that's why it's very important for us to keep that in mind.
Now, the six important matters, and in this series of lectures between today tomorrow, and perhaps next week, we will do with a will deal with all of these six. So this is just a list of what the six are, number one,
that all risks is pre ordained in terms of its quantity, and Allah subhanho wa Taala has taken its responsibility himself. So, this is one of the questions that we will look at and we will see the lighthouses Is this correct? How is it correct? What is the proof of this? Number two, that we have a choice only in terms of sources, which we choose to obtain it from and where we choose to spend it. And so, therefore, that is the second question and we will look at the the line for that. Number three, that shaitan will try to frighten us with poverty, while Allah subhanaw taala comforts us with His power, and that shaitan has no power over the believer and seeks the believer who seeks
protection from Allah.
Number four, that sustenance which is risk, both in its plenty as well as in its shortage, our tests, poverty is a test and wealth is also a test. Number five, what should you do? What action should you take in case of difficulties with respect to risk? If you are having any problem with respect to risk, then what should you do? inshallah, we'll look at that. And number six, the reason why we still need to work and do the best we can while we live in the world, because if one question obviously is that if Allah subhanaw taala has taken the responsibility of respond himself, then why should I work? And we will see why we should work, whether we should not work. Let's see what comes
out of that and we'll see inshallah, the proofs of that. So the first one,
the quantity of risk is preordained, and Allah Allah, Allah, Allah who has taken that responsibility on himself.
Allah subhanho wa Taala I want to begin with his beautiful eyes of, of surah Allah Moran, where Allah subhanho wa Taala is one of the many I have what I call the self introduction of Allah subhanaw taala has introduced himself, who he is what he is, what is his power and here
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Ramadan Jesse O Muhammad Salah salam, O Allah, possessor of the kingdom, you give monocle mulk He is the Malik. He is the Malik. He is the he is the Maliki's the Maliki's the owner He is the King and he is the real King dolla hold molekule Hakuna Illa Illa hora bhullar shil Karim Allah who is Allah Dada whole molecule milk.
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he will give the kingdom to whom you will total Malcolm and Tasha lattanzio mole commitment monteggia. And you take the kingdom from whomever you will see this thing we look at today we are literally looking at a time we are living at a time when kingdoms are being dispersed. We call it Arab Spring. And we call it this and we call it that. And we see these kingdoms are being dispersed kingdoms are being given and they're being taken away. So that this is the beauty of somebody as Muslims if we read the Quran, and if we understand the Quran, and we live with the realization of Allah subhanho wa Taala then we see with the eyes of knowledge, and we see with the eyes of you, but
you don't see the world like anybody else. You see the world with the knowledge of Allah subhanaw taala and therefore you say when things are happening, you don't say this happened that happened, what will happen political instability, blah, blah, blah.
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Tasha detanglers Renata, that he has ordained that we live in a time when we can actually see this happening. How many people have seen this happening? How many generations passed away when there was nothing happening? things were going on? 200 years of British rule. There's no disbursement of Kingdom. One thing happened. So two generations, three generations, four generations, they just passed and they never saw these these, what this is talking about, they never saw it with themselves by themselves. Allah subhanaw taala is, is kept us in a in a in a time when we are actually seeing this happening.
Total Malcolm and Tasha waternsw y'all come in mantha kingdoms are being given kingdoms are being taken away.
And think also that No, none of those whose kingdoms were taken away and given to others, none of them expected that kingdom to go
because nobody expect his kingdom
who expect his kingdom to go?
Did Gaddafi expect his kingdom to go? Nobody? Nobody? Nobody. So what is the lesson for us? We also seem to live in a state where we expect that nothing will happen to us that what Allah has given me is mine forever and ever.
You must think that if Egypt was not Hosni Mubarak forever and ever, then even whatever I have in my life is not mine forever. It is with me and it will remain with me How long? Only as long as the real owner
wants to keep it with me.
This life is an Amana it's not ours to do with as we please This life is Ramana it has been given in Amara to us, whether it is small, whether it is large, whether it is one house, one family, whether it is a whole community, whether it's the whole country, whether it's old world, it is an Amara,
the ownership has not been transferred,
ownership has not been transferred. Allah subhanaw taala did not
As assigned registration date to say, now this belongs to you, you are now the rub of this
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Allah subhanaw taala gives to whom He wills, and he takes it away from whom He wills.
There are some of us who have lived long enough to actually see the Soviet Union at the peak of its power, and will still continue to live and we live today, when we see we actually saw when Gorbachev came and Soviet Union actually breaking up into pieces. Yes. Do you recall that the days of Soviet Union's power? What was Soviet Union at that time? And we have lived long enough to see Allah tala showed us the Soviet Union breaking up into pieces.
Did we ever think
about did we ever think that Russia would break up that the Soviet Union would break up?
This is the reality. Nothing new happens in the world we were talking about in the morning we walk
during our walk, sighs and I was thinking nothing new. The same things happen. Human beings don't seem to learn the same things happen over and over and over and over and over.
No one expects our to come in his life. No one expects decline to come in his affairs, even though even though he or she sees a while and sees decline coming in the lives of everyone before them.
We have seen our fathers and our grandfathers in the peak of their strength.
And then we saw them we buried them because they died.
What happened to their strength?
So why do we imagine that our strength will last forever.
It will not. It will not last forever. Our strength will also go.
And those of us like me who have lived long enough we're seeing the signs of that happening. You're seeing the signs of it happening, unreliable are
starting to regret Allah subhanaw taala takes from men from one side and gives one other side.
So today if you cannot jump down from a 12 foot, balcony and live to tell the tale, Allah subhanaw taala has given you the wisdom to know that there is a stairway somewhere you don't need to jump.
There are ways to think so when we read the Quran, when we understand the Quran, think about it, look around ourselves and increase our Eman. So he says Allah, possessor of the kingdom, the real owner of the kingdom, you give the kingdom to whom you will, can you take the kingdom away from whom you will and you give honor and do with honor whom you will and you humiliate whom you will so Allah how many examples of this. How many examples of this Jabra May Allah protect us from this.
seeing the picture of Hosni Mubarak, literally in a cage, remember the picture was given. So how can you imagine that?
Absolute ruler of Egypt.
Allah subhanaw taala does not need to take away the kingdom and put you in a cage to humiliate you.
Allah subhanaw taala showed us the humiliation humiliation of Bill Clinton while he was still in the White House
showed us the humiliation of george bush while he was still in the White House.
Swallow the shadow of Allah subhanaw taala Allah subhanaw taala can give his and he can give Zilla as he wishes
Allah that's why it's very important for us to understand the
the the the pictures of
prestige and power and honor and glory and the pictures of humiliation that we associate in our minds. These are not indicators of either
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For us, for example, the the picture or the shackle or the the framework of zealots of humiliation and degradation is a prison.
But Allah subhanaw taala kept his Nabhi usually Salam in the prison, and he glorified him in the prison and he gave him know what's in the prison
and it took him out his prison.
Even before that,
what can be more humiliating and powerless
than being thrown into a well as a little child?
Allah subhanaw taala showed that the shackle the framework
the picture of helplessness is not helplessness, the picture of humiliation is not humiliation. And at the same time Allah subhanaw taala showed us the picture of power and glory and majesty of the world
of rameses, the fourth, the vero of Musa alayhis salam.
And then Allah subhanaw taala humiliated him
and showed us so many other signs of the pharaohs, the grounds of later ages. And Allah subhanaw taala showed us what happened with
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This refers to getting the risk in terms of quantity without accounting by reserve and in July it also refers to be to not being questioned about that risk on the Day of Judgment. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to put us among those who will not be questioned about anything on the Day of Judgment among those people who said there will be 70,000 of the zoology.
And the Sahaba is one of
these beautiful Hadees which we have heard so many times, where enemies Allah Allah is Allah one day announced and he said that there will be 70,000 of my people have by oma who will be entered into Jannah without his app.
And one of the Sahaba stood up and he said jasola make dua that I am one of them here. So as I said, You are one of them.
People took advantage. They took advantage of the position. Another person stood up here slamming the door for me also, as soon as
the one was before it's gone before.
Then they asked him, they asked him sallallahu Sallam they said who will these people be? Who will be questioned or who will will not be questioned and who will enter the agenda. Without his app, he said they will be our keynote. They will be the people who will make our Corolla they will rely only on Allah.
And he said they will be the people who will not use tau is who will not use any amulets and any da visa and all of these things specifically. He said there will be people who will not use these things
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We ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us alone.
We ask Allah, this Deen is simple design is beautiful design is simple. Don't complicate it for yourself unnecessarily. Allah subhanaw taala said only yesterday bloco asked me I will give you so ask Allah take it. Why do you need anything else? For what?
The people who have made these things into a source of income for themselves? They are the ones who sell all these diaries and this and that and they will say, there is this gene on you, well, maybe he knows because he must be his relatives who's on you.
was bad luck is happening to you. So we'll come to you and we take away your bad luck. And of course, you know, after that, I will not ask you for any money, no, no, no money and all that. But then if you insist on giving me something but I can't help it, you know, he insisted.
Shame, shame, shame, you make this deed into a soul into us into something which is for sale?
No, it is not for sale.
Let us be very, very clear in our minds. ask Allah and Allah will give.
Now think about desire.
Why is Allah subhanho wa Taala in this ayah Why is Allah subhanaw taala talking about giving kingdoms and taking away kingdoms and the day and the night and death and life?
And in the end?
Because feeding us is peanuts.
What is feeding us?
feeding other peanuts.
Alex Ross is mentioned his power. And mentioned before he talked about feeding us so that we understand that this is the rub, swallow I mean, why do we need for Allah subhanaw taala to reassure us.
But we are humans, we're weak. So we need the reassurance rhondella. But think about what others say, look, you know what? I am the one who does this. I can take away a kingdom and I can give a keynote? What are you man? You're worried? Why are you worried? Why are you worried?
I can take my whole kingdom and I can give away a whole kingdom.
I can take up something which is dead and bring it back to life. And I can take something which is at the peak of its strength, and I can finish it.
So why do you worry for whatever it
is water is showing us his power and is showing us His glory.
And he's reminding us that for us to feed us is something which is
not just if I say it is not difficult for him it is like
it's too much of a statement. I mean, you know, not difficult to model is not even a consideration.
Not even a consideration.
That's why you know, I like wildlife. And I like to go to Africa again and again and again and take photographs of all these wildlife of the animals. I like to read about them.
An African elephant on the on an average, eats about seven to 800 kilograms of green stuff per day.
Almost three, three quarters of a ton of green stuff per day.
And I've never found a tin elephant.
Elephant on a diet the
elephants look good only when they're fat.
And that's only one that's only one.
A blue whale eats the equivalent of four African elephants a day
in terms of food,
and that it eats in the form of microscopic stuff.
So imagine the number of
supposing you were born a krill
you wouldn't live very long if the Brewers around you
but couldn't live five years. Can you imagine that? The lifespan of a Antarctic krill is five years something which is one gram in which
as long as it's as long as it keeps clear of blue as it lasts five years. That's a long life five years to live in the open ocean.
Who's sustaining it?
It is literally I mean so Halliwell sometimes I
was run around the streets
dancing. He was a wise man dancing with a turban on his entrance because Allah
Because of Allah
because of Allah because Allah
is why I say we don't worship rocks and then
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We worship Allah
subhanho wa Taala
you worship Allah subhanaw taala
you worship Allah subhanaw taala, who's real?
And who created everything that we know and everything we don't know.
I was watching a video of how the Hubble telescope
and they pointed the Hubble telescope at what they call nothing
and left it on for 21 days.
And you will see that video I can't even describe to you what what that is.
And that is one small piece of the observable universe that we know.
In that one film, they have literally filmed
billions, not millions, billions of galaxies.
And which is a galaxy, our whole Milky Way's a galaxy is one galaxy.
In which solar systems like ours, there are uncounted numbers.
And such galaxies them there will be billions in that one shot.
So who are we and where are we?
That's why I say rejoice, that we are people about whom the creator of all of this cares enough to send his baby and cares enough to send his column and cares enough to
allow us to worship Him and to allow us to take his name and to allow us to recite his column.
Just a thought alone, just a thought alone.
Sometimes people ask is why did why does Allah
care about the human beings?
command says I have no idea why he cares about them. I'm very glad he does.
Thank Allah, thank Allah subhanho wa Taala in time for South America. We'll take a break and inshallah we'll come back after masala highlanda bill Karim Allah He was a big main parameter.