Rizq – Obtained or Ordained #02
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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In Alhamdulillah, WA salatu salam ala Rasulillah. But
we begin again after our break.
You're talking about the issue of Allah subhanaw taala pre ordaining of risk, and I
mentioned to the ayat of surah Al Imran, when Allah subhanaw taala talks that he is informing us about his power, and showing us that he has the power to do things that are much more difficult than feeding us.
And this is to remind us that we get our sustenance and we get our risk by the will of Allah with the last round, Zuko my Yasha the ladies wherever he wishes
and that Allah subhanaw taala does not need our help in order to feed us. Allah Subhana Allah reminds us that he enlarges or restricts our risk and our sustenance and even in this we have no say
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Allahu Yabba Soto rich kalima Yasha Omen arriba de via the ruler, who, in Allah have equally che in early last round that I said Allah and largest the provision of whom He wills of His slaves, and straightens it or restricts it, for whom He wills and Verily Allah subhanaw taala. Because Shane, Eileen is knows everything is the all knower of everything.
So very clear I, where Allah is rather than saying that Allah subhanaw taala enlarges or restricts, Allah does not say that he enlarges or restricts, depending on what we do.
Our actions with regard to earning or our actions with regard to any material investment and so on, have no implication one way or the other, on the issue of risk. And Allah subhanaw taala and largest or restricts our provision, as He wills
Allah last Ramadan Surah Israa mentioned and he said in Rebecca Yabo Soto Reyes, Carly Mei SHA over the euro in who gonna be arriba de hubiera Masirah see how many ways in which Allah subhanaw taala talks about the fact that he is our ASIC and that he does, and that He gives us risk? How many ways in which Allah subhanaw taala tells us this, because it is to give us as much comfort as possible for us to understand, because one of the things that you know, might be in the minds of people is that yes, Allah subhanaw taala is erotic, and so on, but you know, my condition and so on so forth. I don't think any Muslim will say I'm not sure whether Allah knows that he won't say that. But at
the same time, there is the issue of,
of knowledge of saying, you know, do you really know how much
difficulty that I mean?
Right. And Allah subhanaw taala is clarifying that in such a beautiful way, it's just truly your Rob and largest the provision of whom He wills and restricts it for whom He wills, Verily, He is Ever all no and all seer of His slaves and see again, beauty of the Quran, the ban of the Quran, hobby, rumba, Sierra, Allah, it was, it was enough to say a hobby that he knows, but there is no there is a difference between knowledge of being informed and knowledge by seeing actually
because I said lay sell cover Google minor, he said the cover is not like the minor, he said the information is not like the actual seeing of something of observation of something. So information is not like observation, when you actually see something sometimes the you know the the level of understanding is much more. So Allah subhanaw taala is using both these words here Javi rhombus Hera, Allah subhanaw, Taala is aware and Allah subhanaw taala also sees and again of course, I remind myself I knew that whenever we do this translation, so I do understand that when we are saying Allah subhanaw taala sees, Allah does not see in the way we see.
The seeing of Allah subhanaw taala is totally and completely all encompassing in every way that seeing can be imagined. And then more because Allah subhanaw taala the way he sees or the way he knows, is not restricted by our imagination. Because when we say I when I say I see obviously I see only what is before me, and even that I don't see it completely because what is far away I cannot see I can only see something which is at a certain distance. I can see to my sights to some extent I certainly cannot see beyond my
But when we're talking about Allah subhanaw taala seeing, you're talking about seeing in every aspect that we can imagine of seeing, plus more in keeping with His Majesty and His grace, and that applies to all of such terms. When we make these translations,
then Allah subhanaw taala talks about his decreasing so he increases and decreases our Amuro and Allah Azza wa Soto rich Kadima, Yasha zero in Nafisa Ali Gala. I tell the call me you know, Allah says in these there are signs for people who believe they're not see that Allah and largest the provision for whom He wills and restrict it for whom He wills verily in that are indeed signs for a people who believe.
So while I told you, we must live a life of awareness, don't live a life of heedlessness a life like animals without thinking without reflecting in this city itself. In our own lifetimes. We have seen, we have seen our own parents, when our parents are working, they're working very hard, right? They're working very hard. And they in those days, the opportunities are limited. And so they had jobs and so on, so forth. And they struggled very hard. And they brought us up and they gave us a good education and so on. And in the same lifetime of those parents. We also saw a situation where now the parents were retired, and when they were retired, their lifestyle was 100 times better than
what it was when they were actually working.
Why because you got sons and you got who are working abroad or who are here who are businesses and mashallah hamdulillah they are dutiful sons. So therefore what do they do? They send in Mr. Evil because they are a while it just got me on our driver. We wanna, we wanna we wanna we wanna airconditioning on our camera on Oh, yeah, Lucinda gonna communicate with you that when they were working, they were they never saw any of those. But today, all of that and more
when they are not working, I wish my sock navy.
If provision was linked
to you personally working,
then when you retire what must happen to you.
But here not only are you not dying, or not only are you not starving, and not only are you not living on your savings, you're actually living a lifestyle which is far superior to what you had when you were actually working.
The enlarging of provision or the restricting of provision has to do with the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala alone.
Nothing to do with our work and so on. We'll see why we should still work we'll talk we'll come to that Inshallah, towards the end of this series of lectures. But as of now, this is the thing which is very important for us. Keep in mind that Allah subhanaw taala enlarges the provision for whom He wills and restricts it for whom He wills and verily in that silence for people who believe
than others, rather than I said, Colin Arabiya also theories galima Yasha.
Kin axon sila Allah moon, he said, in Surah, Saba, se O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, verily my Rob and largers and restricts provision to whom He pleases, but most people do not know.
I after I after I
is saying the same thing, but Allah subhanho wa Taala and largest provision to whom he wishes and he restricts the provision of whom he wishes and in no idea has Allah subhanaw taala said that this depends on what you do or don't do. He did not say I need your help for this. So please get up in the morning and go to work nothing.
Nothing Allah gives as He wills and Allah takes away as He wills and as I told you, should you still work?
Or should you give up working and just sit? Because Allah will give you we'll come to that inshallah. We'll keep you on the string until that time.
Last round that I talked about is rewards. And Allah Samantha said Colin Arabiya was author is Columbia shower, minibar, the Hawaii Rolando wama un* Otto min che in for Who are you holy for who were who are hydro Raja pain. Allah is talking about those who spend in his path. And he says say truly my rub enlarges the provision for whom He wills of His slaves and also restricts it for home restricts it for him, and whatsoever you spend anything in Allah's Cause he will replace it and he is the best of providers.
Let's write that he said he will replace it Subhan Allah God tell you this is so true. It is so true. Of course the whole of the Quran is true, but some things we actually get to see in our
our own lives
and we find that you know, you spend something somewhere and you get it back you don't just get it back you get it back in the way of Allah subhanaw taala the shine of Allah subhanaw taala you don't get to if you spend 10 bucks, Allah does not give you 10 bucks
There's a famous story of Robbia bursary
round to Lolly Ha, were somebody
somebody gave me the in the in the evening and brought something and said so and so sent it for you. And she opened the packet and the packet had nine
bread pieces of bread nine, nine rotis or nine loaves of bread or whatever.
So she wrapped it back and she's here back to Jesus take it back. This is not for me.
So the man went away, and then he came back. And he gave the packet and she opened it and she counted there were 10 So she said, This is funny. So the man said, Why did you send me back before he said because I gave one loaf of bread in charity and Allah promised to give one is to 10 Why will it take nine I don't take nine.
And the man said yes, that's true. The my master actually gave 10 I took away one.
So you put it back in.
He said he actually gifted
this man whacked one in the middle he took over on the way. So the issue is people who people who recognize Allah, people who know Allah who are connected with Allah, Their ways are different their reaction then things are different. Allah subhanaw taala does not take Allah is Oh, Allah does not take from us. First of all, like Allah subhanaw taala is has no need to take from us because we have everything we have belongs to Allah anyway.
So the question of taking from us does not arise, it's the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala that Allah gives us the opportunity to spend something in his path.
And on top of that, Allah does two things. He replaces it in this dunya and he gives a reward in the Accra.
And the reward he gives in the Accra is
far far superior, far superior, but only replaces it in this way also.
Even in the dunya Allah does not take it from us and you know we I have lost. That's why I always I always say I say I tell people I said I said Don't, don't say sacrifice, say investment.
They don't say sacrifice say investment. Because sacrifice ends. investment continues.
Because only so much you can sacrifice beyond the point you cannot sacrifice anymore. But investment there is no end to what you can invest.
That's what the Sahaba did. That's what they understood of the man came to achieve the stories of the Sahaba A man came to me Salah Salem. He was one of the Arab he was the one of the tribals one of the boudoir ups. He came and joined in the abattoir.
And he fought and he fought very well. So at the end of that rasa, there was a lot of aneema
Surah Surah salaam was distributing very much. So this man's share was brought by somebody brought his share and whatever it was wealth and give it to the man to the man said what is this? He said, This is your share of Halima.
He's a who sent this he says the Prophet of Allah rasool Allah Salam sent it. So the man took up all that and he went to the salah Salem, and he put it there and he said, Yes, Allah, what is this? So this is your share of Burning Man. He's an aerosol, I did not join you for this.
He said, I didn't join you for this. So I said, Then why did you join me? What What do you mean?
He said, I joined you, so that I fight in the Cause of Allah. And that an arrow hits me here. And he put his finger on his throat.
He said so that an arrow will hit me here. And I die in the path of Allah and Allah.
He said, I came and joined you for that not for this.
So Rasulullah sallallahu sallam said if you are sincere in what you are saying Allah will give you what you want.
And that our view of the Hadith says that the next battle
the man was hit by an arrow exactly where he pointed.
So his body was brought to Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
and the salah Salem they told him, so. Is this the same man? They said yes. jasola is the same man. Rasool allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam took off his shirt.
He took off his tongue
and he gave and he said bury him in my throat.
So they gave the coffin of the man for the job of Nabi salah.
And the zappy says who personally lifted
him and put him in the grave
and then he let his Salado janazah
he let his Sulaco Gerasa then he personally put Him in the grave and the Scylla Salah Salem that made dua and disarm he said it was a very long it was a very long
he said but the part in which I remember he said is when Nabil Salah salem said oh Allah this was your slave
and he fought in your path and he fought well and he died for you and oh Allah I am the witness for that
you think the man was was thinking sacrifice
or the thinking investment
like the Sahaba understood this day
nobody understood is Dean better than the sahaba.
The Sahaba understood this day
we play games.
We play Gibbs, the Sava understood is the
they knew the meaning of this day.
So Allah subhanaw taala gives any enlarges the provision, then he restricts the provision as he wishes. And we will see how the restriction of the provision is also an AMA and Rahim Allah subhanaw taala.
And then Allah subhanaw taala replaces anything that we spend in his path. He replaces it many fold in this dunya itself.
And then he replaces it in the era in terms of the reward that he used for us insha Allah, Allah subhanaw taala has the keys of the treasures of the heavens and the earth, because the treasures of the heavens and the earth belong to Allah subhanaw taala
and Allah Allahu McCauley do some our Lord them. Here also Torres Kalima.
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Allah has said to him, do Allah belong the keys of the heavens and the earth? He enlarges the provision for who He wills and he restricts and straightens it for whom He wills very he's the all know of everything, very live equally Shane Eileen, he knows everything. He knows what is where.
Risk is a sign of Allah. Allah Subhana Allah said our one alarm I have also told me the call him a
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that Allah enlarges the provision for whom He wills and straightens it and restricts it for whom He wills rarely in this are Signs for the people who believe
again and again and again. How many I do we want
to prove? That it is Allah subhanaw taala who gifts and Allah gives as he wants.
Allah gives us he wants to him he wants as much as he wants. Therefore we ask Allah subhanaw taala for risk and halal and Teva, the lady SAP
all of these ads are meant to comfort us that Allah subhanaw taala number one knows what we need. Number two has the power to give it to us. We are asked not to worry and stress ourselves but to ensure that we earn the sustenance in the right way.
I'm going to give you an example to illustrate this.
Imagine that you are standing before a very large store. Very very large a huge warehouse. That imagine a huge warehouse. And this warehouse has a glass front. Transparent it says a complete front is the entire wall is glass. So you can see inside this warehouse and when you look inside the warehouse you're seeing there are SUVs in it and there are cars in it and there are jewels. There's jewelry stores in it and imagine every conceivable thing that you can think about is in this warehouse.
Right that a holiday is in it and there are homes in it and everything.
This warehouse and this huge warehouse with a glass front right now
his warehouse has two entrances
and his entrance on one end, and above that door is halal.
And there's another entrance on the other end. And above that door isn't haram.
Right? Now no matter which door you enter this warehouse through
what is in the warehouse, does it change, know what's in the warehouse is in the warehouse. Whether you enter through the door Mark halal, or whether you enter through the door marked haram, you're going to get the same thing.
Now, imagine that I am standing before the door which is marked haram.
And as we have as we have seen in so many places, they have a photovoltaic cell is a sensor there and if you stand before the door, the door opens automatically. Yes, as soon as you come in front of the door, the door opens.
So imagine that I am standing I've just coming up to the door, which is marked haram. And the door has opened and I'm about to step inside
to take what I want.
And at that moment you are standing on the other side of the warehouse and you call out to me and hold on hold on.
Sir, yes, what can I do for you?
You're telling me Jack, don't enter through this door. Come here and enter through this other door which is called which is marked halal.
Right. Don't enter through the door that you are going in through, come here and enter through this door.
Right. So you're telling me it's the same store it's the same things. Nothing is going to change don't enter from that door enter from this door.
So what do I tell you?
I tell you what.
You're telling me enter through that door but that door is closed.
The door is not open. The door is closed. So what are you telling me? What do you tell me? You don't know what please come here. And this door will also open just like the other one opens.
Just come here and that door will also open just like this one open. So what do I tell you I said Nana nana nana
first open the door then I will come
first open the door and I will come
if the door is closed, I won't come
What is the answer?
The door will not open unless I go standard.
The door will not open unless I go and stand there because the camera which opens the door has a retina scanner. image recognition software in it. When I stand before the door the camera recognizes my retina scan and it opens the door only for me
to get the point I make.
So even if you want to stand before the door and open the door, that door is opening for you it's not opening for me i It will open for me only when I go and stand in front of that door.
It's easy to understand this given that we are all aware of retinal scanners and automatic door openers and whatnot. Just Just imagine this. This is the simplest way of explaining the issue of risk. And the issue of earning it in Halal ways and Haram is
simplest way, one warehouse, which has the same things in it. The things in the warehouse don't change. It has two doors, one marked haram one marked halal, we have the choice to enter that warehouse from any one of these doors. The difference is that if you enter from the door marked haram and you take those things, then you get punished. And if you enter from the door called halal and you take the same things, then not only do you not get punished you also get rewarded
so what do you say?
The both of you are standing in front of a real material store and they say if you enter from this door, you got to pay for that thing. And if you enter from that door, not only will you give will we give you the same thing free but we'll also give you a bonus
how many people will choose to enter through this door and pay me I'm not even talking about punishment. I'm just about payment. And if someone insisted
they marry me as it was that was a parallel democra
senseless crazy, why would you want to Okay?
You're gonna get it for free. Plus, he's gonna give you a bonus also, right? So you don't want the bonus. You don't want the thing for free and you want to pay for that thing. When you can get for free. You're mad. You're crazy.
And I'm not even talking about punishment.
I'm not even talking about punishment.
simplest way of explaining, in my view the issue of risk.
And that's why the questions on the Day of Judgment, the Hadees, that I mentioned to you at the beginning of the lecture today, the questions have to do with the quantity or the method, whichever
method, I was not gonna ask you, how come you didn't make $1 million? No.
Allah will say, the money I gave you, the risk I gave you the knowledge I gave you, the wealth I gave you the power I gave you.
Whatever that was?
What was the way you chose to earn it? And what was the place you chose to spend it?
Allah will not ask you, how much did you make?
How did you make and where did you spend?
Allah will not ask us how much knowledge did you earn? How much knowledge did you learn? Allah will ask the knowledge that I gave you. What did you do with that knowledge?
Did you practice it yourself? Do you teach it to other people? Did you do something good with this knowledge?
Allah will not ask you How long did you live? How come you didn't live to be 100? Why did you die at 50? Will Allah ask this question? No.
Allah will ask the 50 years of lifespan I gave you what did you do in those 50 years?
Allah will not say in your youth, how come you didn't look like Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Last month I will say whatever you look like, whatever strength and so on and power and beauty and handsomeness and so forth you had in your youth?
What did you do with it?
Did you use this the strength that you had in your youth? That strength? Was it spent in standing in that before Allah subhanaw taala?
Or was that string spent on the dance floor in a disco dancing all night?
that strength and power in your youth? Which Allah subhanaw taala gave you? Did you use it for to help somebody who needed help?
Or did you use it if you use that strength for doing something which is privated?
All the questions related to risk are not questions about the quantum, not questions about the quantity. There are questions about the quality of it.
How did we take it? What did we do with it?
And that's the reason why it's very important for us to keep these two things in mind. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to give us in keeping with his mercy and grace, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to make risk, the least of our worries, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to take away the worry of risk completely from our hearts to fill our hearts with it we run with Yaqeen on him as a result.
We ask Allah subhanaw taala to give us risk on the halal and Daiba Allah Manasa Luca is planned halal and tayyiba because this card was here and to give us this variety he was Hola Hola. Hola. Hola, Nabil Karim. While Ali he was between the Rama Rama I mean, we'll meet again tomorrow at half past 10. Inshallah, for the continuation of this lecture was Allah Allah Allah Allah will carry while you savage