Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
Series: Mirza Yawar Baig - Balance Sheet
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In the Hamdulillah, salat wa salam O Allah, Willem de vida de was heavy on what about
my brothers and elders,
I remind myself when you
that every day before us
And we are informed about things which are which are happening,
which remind us that one day, just as we are hearing about others, others will hear about us.
Yesterday, somebody told me about a friend of his who was 42 years old or something like this
in perfect physical condition, everything
and he just died.
And I don't know myself the only this was going to happen to me. And other people will be informed that so and so right.
And I remind myself, I knew that at that time,
an account will be taken for us.
And this account will be on similar lines that we have. For our businesses, for example,
we have an app, we have a balance sheet, which has a column on the left which is which is assets and the column on the right, which is liabilities,
and assets and liabilities, the way it balances. Any business which has more liabilities than assets, is running at a loss. Any business that has more assets than liabilities is running well and running at a profit. And the same thing applies to us must monitor as it is similar to DNA lamotta.
Manuel Bonilla, Xena to the hair to dunya Wolbachia, two sided, Allah said, all this dunya which we see around us, what we possess, and what we like to possess, what we have, and what we are running after, is only a temporary thing. It is at best, a decoration, at best, a things of say something of temporary enjoyment, but it does not last, while back to solid, what lasts is the good deeds, what we do for the sake of Allah.
Matter is very, very clear, there is absolutely no doubt whatsoever in the mind of anyone who reads this Quran. With any level of sincerity, that there is no fogginess, there is no doubt that this life is going to end that this life is temporary, and that we don't even know how much more of it is left for us.
Therefore, it makes eminent sense for us to write down our own balance sheets, it makes very good sense for us to sit and write our own account, before our account is taken for us, the account will be taken there is absolutely no doubt about this, this is a part of our agenda, that we will stand before Allah subhanaw taala and we will be called rock up.
before that happens, it only makes sense for anyone who has any intelligence and anyone who has any level of faith that one day he or she will die and will be resurrected and brought before Allah subhanaw taala to write their own balance sheets to write their own account. In the Elysee, we actually get people to do that. And that is what I also remind myself when you let us do that.
You don't have to go to some training program to do it, it's very simple, but just take a blank sheet of paper, draw a line down the middle, on the left side or your assets on the right side I have liabilities in terms of this life and in terms of the year after the accounting that we take the assets are all that all the things that we have sent ahead.
The liabilities are all the things that will be left behind when we die
the description of assets and liabilities
what is the distribution assets something which
we have sent ahead something which is earning for us even if we look in our business, you will have as your assets
some investments that you have made right
you have gotten some companies or you have some property that you have bought and so on
some gold and jewelry what you have all of these are your assets. And you say well why are they Why are Why is it an asset because it is something which is earning me
some profit and something which has intrinsic value the value increases over time and so on. So therefore it is an asset and what are your liabilities
if you have a car you will not put it as asset
Car is a liability. It's something which is which Spence, right, where you have to spend money on this car. And similarly, other liabilities were to salaries that you have to pay people, that's not an asset that goes into our liabilities. Similarly, in this
account, the balance sheet of our life, the assets are those things that we have allocated back to solid. So the assets are those which are going to be nothing for us which are going to remain for us. So what have we spent in the path of Allah subhanaw, taala.
all the good work that we have done, all the hospitals that we have built, all the schools we have built, all the massages that we have built, all the
works of public benefit that we have done, irrespective of whether they are for Muslims, or non Muslims doesn't matter. All of those are back at the solea. All of those are things which are good, and Alhamdulillah, this Islam encourages the Muslim, to be of benefit to all of humanity to all of mankind to all of the inhabitants of the earth. So any of those things, all the trees, you planted, all the gardens, we made all the dams, we made it all the highways we built and
things which are of public benefit, as well as things which are directly of benefit to Islam, all of these are inshallah, in our list of assets. And in the list of liabilities is what we are spending, especially things that we spend only on ourselves, we do not benefit anybody else,
called the access that we do all the stuff around the law to spend, to live well and to spend on yourself and your family. This is also part of assets is not a liability under law, we should do that to spend on your families. There is no problem with that. So by all means, but we know we don't need you to tell us what is, you know, real and what is is rough. Right? People ask this question, they know how what level is? My answer is very simple. And you don't have to ask somebody who tell you that, you know, this, you know perfectly well what is this rough, all that you are spending in order to show the world that is is rough, it's not the quantum of it, it's not the amount of it it's
it's whether it is 1 million or whether it is 10 million or whether it is 1000 million or whatever makes no difference. The issue is the need behind it.
If you if the reason you are doing it is to show the world that I have arrived that I have done this, I've done that, and people should know it is my you know it is my party or it is my takeaway what it is what all of this is up even if you are only spending 1000 rupees, you will only spend 10,000 rupees, the reason you are spending it is in order to show off the reason you're spending it is in order to show the world and then this therefore, this is not just in Islam, this is not not permissible. If you are feeding the poor, you can wait a million people absolutely no problem, right. But if you want to have a
party for in generally weddings and whatever else, and in that you want to show the world and you have you have flowers imported from this place and that place and so on so on, even though that may cost less if you look at it in terms of absolute numbers, but this is rough and therefore this comes in to leverage his account. So let us see what are the liabilities we're leaving behind in the liabilities also everything else, whatever properties we have, and so on and so forth, all of which comes potentially under liabilities, the weather on the day of judgment when Allah subhanaw taala takes account whether Allah will shift some of those liabilities into our assets and we ask Allah to
do that for us, that is up to Allah subhanaw taala but what we leave behind
is all liabilities
is all liabilities. I am reading currently a history of the of the mall Empire, starting from the first novel King barber and coming down all the way
to Basel chopper was the last of the models, who was deposed in 1857. So, we are looking at a period from about 1500.
To before that, or 14 something to about 1857 is about almost 400 years. And
the gist of it, if you look at it,
even to the last day, even to the last day
the decline did not happen because of lack of wealth.
The decline did not happen because of lack of wealth. The wealth that they had is something incredible i mean i you can't even I cannot even sort of imagine what kind of world that is. And if we wake up we obviously we cannot compare what we have to them we have trolla King is a king, but even if you compare it to other kings
The kind of wealth that there was, is something which is completely and totally unimaginable today. In today's world, I don't even even sort of think about that and how much that was. Right.
But that wealth, so therefore, but the decline happened, the decline happened to the extent where today, there is not a trace left of the actual families who wrote what is left is the ruins of this building and that building this fort and that fort, but actual
families, which ruled there is no trace of it.
No remnants whatsoever? No, not even any children, grandchildren, nobody's left, right.
Why? Think about why I mean, what how Why did Allah subhanaw taala wipe out completely without a trace? And that answer is in when we look at what happened with that list. What was done with that list? The wealth is unbelievable. It's completely entertainment. Oh, well, if I just think about that, as well by reading accounts, and these are actual archaeological, I mean, are not archaeological, these are from the archives, the actual accounts which were kept, because this was not an accountant, it was you know, the treasurer's and so on, they had they used to write those down and these two account the account itself is something you know, unimaginable, unimaginable.
Just do one idea when
you got the
got the kingdom, when I bought died, and Prince selling
me took the title Jagger and disabled in Agra fort where he was there. So he asked the treasurer to give him the keys of the treasure. So the treasurer told him he said, You know, this is we don't have much here. The real treasure is our in our and in Delhi. Here we don't have much treasuries and I just want to see how it is. So he took the key, he went down into the, into the treasure chamber.
And he says that he entered and he found there were sacks. Big sacks along the ones.
He went to the first sec, and he looked at looked he put his hand in it and took it out. And he says they were rubies of the first water.
In sacks, you're not talking about you know two rubies around your neck. We're talking about sacks.
They had graded jewels according to colors. So, you had sacks of rubies, then you add red then you had sacks of emeralds, which agree and then you had sacks of sapphires, which of which are blue.
And then you had pearls the size of pigeons, eggs,
Pearl the size of pigeons, eggs,
and gold, don't even
talk about how this is one small treasure of one of the kings.
The issue is not what is the issues not the lack of material wealth. And Allah subhanaw taala in his wisdom gives Allah subhanaw taala gives until there is no argument left. You cannot say I didn't have
but what was done with this was
my point here is not to analyze the Mughal Empire and analyze what they did and they didn't do what they did, they will answer for Allah will not ask us about what they did. Allah will ask us about what we are doing. And therefore I remind myself when you let us write down our balance sheets, what are my assets, what are my liabilities both in terms of material in terms of what I am sending or have sent ahead? And what I am keeping as well as and very importantly in terms of our time, our time where is it spent? Is it spent in building assets? Or is it spent in building laboratories where we will have to answer for this time? How much current do I read what is how much bigger do I
do? How much of figure of the Do I have how much of thought of Allah subhanaw taala Do I have and how much of my time is spent in you know wasteful activities and inshallah not in Haram. But even if it is not haram wasteful activities, which are really of no use. And then of course, may Allah protect us from Haram in things I agree with and this and this and so on. So live x assets and liabilities because this time is one of the questions that will be asked what did you do with the life that I gave you so life is time and that time is also part of the assets and liabilities. So it's very important for us to ensure that we write down our balance sheet Intel as we go forward in
the next few days. I also will try and do a quick short series in terms of basic principles, okay because it is very important for us to
Keep on reminding ourselves again and again. Allah subhanaw taala did not hesitate to repeat himself in the Quran so there is no need for us to hesitate to repeat ourselves. When we remind ourselves again and again, in the secret and for momineen Allah subhanaw taala said Verily seeker is beneficial for the moment and therefore we remind ourselves over and over again even if it is about the same things, so that we try our best to bring our lives to a state where it's a state even if it is not a perfection, at least it's a state, which is a reasonable state where we can inshallah expect the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala or Salalah Allah la ville, Karim, Allah Allah He was
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