Channel: Mohammed Faqih
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A dear brother once asked me or recently asked me, Why is it that we motivate people? You like to encourage people to give sadhaka and Zakah
and donations, why do you
push us so hard in the month of Ramadan?
So I intend to inshallah answer this question and this hookah
there are multiple reasons.
Reason number one,
the month of Ramadan is the month of
pirate going doing good deeds,
the month of goodness. And one of the names of this month as mentioned in a Heidi is Sharon wasa
the month of
Reaching out to those who have less
digging deep into our pockets and spending.
So is a month that if you were to ask the average person, what are one of the lessons of you what is one of the lessons that you learn from the month of Ramadan?
Most people will tell you, it makes you feel with and empathize with those who have who are less fortunate. Those who have less. It reminds you of what it feels like
to be deprived. In the month of Ramadan. We
abstain voluntarily on our own. We stay away from eating but there are people who fast every day
They don't have a choice.
And Ramadan most people do with one meal, one and a half meals, two meals max. Right? Who can eat more than that, Mashallah.
Throughout the year, there are many people who don't even have half a meal, let alone a full meal. So the month of Ramadan is the month of giving the month of feeling what it's like to have less the month of sharing.
And so how Allah, many people actually their expenses increase in the month of Ramadan on themselves.
They're supposed to eat less, they're supposed to spend more on others and spend less on themselves. But the opposite happens.
So it's the month of giving. That's number one. Number two,
these are multiplied in the month of Ramadan. You're in the state of Nevada, it's a sacred, it's a blessed month. It's an honorable month is the month of fasting in the month of four and so deeds are multiplied in these special seasons. So of course I would, as much as you know imagine if we start if people start stop praying taraweeh
giving FISA vilella is more rewarding and more important than totally
and I know some people say oh don't touch the law if the law is very important I'm not saying it's not important
right? But imagine if people stopped praying Today I'll have people come who are passionate about what we're saying, they will come to me and they will say tell people about teller we encourage people to come for teller we go to your the Ma'am, you're supposed to go and encourage people pull them. From these all you can eat restaurants to come and pray taraweeh people have abandoned the machine
or abandoned terribly.
we, it's one of my obligations, one of my pleasures. One of the things that I know people will appreciate on the long run hopefully in this life, but if not, then for sure in the hereafter.
And the month of Ramadan,
again is the month of giving.
Third reason, in the month of Ramadan, we get to go over the entire Quran.
And if you read the Quran and you contemplate the verses of the Quran, and you look deep into the verses of the Quran, or you pay attention to what is being recited
from day one, from the very first night before even you start fasting, from the first night of taraweeh
you get bombarded with verses that talk about infec spending FISA vilella giving FISA vilella the very first page
the very the very first page and if
he can kita bowlero mfe, who delille mata perissa guidance, this book that you're going to recite throughout the whole month, this book that you're trying to basically ponder upon, internalize, and live by at least in the month of Ramadan. This book is a guidance for those who have Taqwa the month of Ramadan, in and of itself is a chance to attain taqwa. Who are the true people who are people who are those who have true taqwa and watain Allah subhanho wa Taala says, What
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you'll put them on a solid establish a solid woman
upon and they spend from what we provide for them.
The third element,
immediately page one
of sort of the Bukhara, and then sort of Bukhara doesn't stop there. verse after verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala, in the middle of sort of bacara, Allah Subhana Allah says, true righteousness better that you're trying to attain.
There that you're trying to virtue that you're trying to.
You're struggling to, to, to attain and to live by.
If you want to be a person of virtue, Allah subhanaw taala in that verse that talks about virtue says what? Tell him Allah Allah hubby that will call and a person it is you know, if you want to attain better then you start you have to give from your wealth or at a man from your wealth, and I hope he in spite of your love, and attachment to it.
Right through spending brothers and sisters is not getting rid of what we don't want what is getting in the way. What is filling our closets. What has been cluttering our garages and our backyards. What we haven't been using for a long time what we want to get what is tight too tight because Mashallah we grew bigger, no.
Right? Or it's too old. It's not fashionable, some some of which you have to true better. Of course, you don't want to dump that in the trash. You have to pass it on to someone.
Right? But it's giving from that which you love.
That's when it really counts.
Right? That is just a different level what it meant to be.
And and you'll find that the verse in the Quran, the Quran, Docker, and of course lots of hands, I reveal this book, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah knows our psychology and our weaknesses in our and how we think and how we feel.
Right? So Allah Subhana Allah tells us, yeah, you love it, but you need to you should give some of it and see what it does.
See how it empowers you see how it treats you see how it liberate liberates you
See how it purifies you makes you grow bigger. So the verses of the Quran, you know, keep coming, coming circle back Allah Subhana Allah that was verse 177. Look it up. Verse 215, Allah Subhana, Allah says, Allah commanded the Sahaba used to come to the prophet and they would ask him, what should we spend from? Or who should we spend on? Allah Subhana Allah answers that mean higher in value every day. And the verse goes on. Verse 245, Allah Subhana Allah says melody, Yoko Lacan Hasina, another approach to the believers, and these are the Sahaba, who gave up their lives Allah Subhana Allah kept reminding them of this because again, this is one of human weakness. We forget,
we get used to we get attached to
what we have, we forget, we forget that there are other we become preoccupied with ourselves and we forget the needs of even people who are next door to us or, or even places that we come to every day. We forget we become a bit we become oblivious. We don't we don't even think we don't connect. Oh, who's taking care of such and such? Who's taking care of utility bills? Who's taking care of, you know, we don't think because we're focused on I want to be better. But sometimes we forget this. And guess what? Allah subhanaw taala and another reminds us tells us a shade on it. You also have shade on working against you trying to distract you overwhelm you use scare tactics.
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promises you he threatens you of poverty. Right? So we're working against all of this. Again, another verse in sort of Bukhara loss of Hamlet at verse 254 245. And then 250 for Allah Subhana Allah says, Yeah, you are living in Amman, oh you who believe. And And remember, the Quran always addresses the believers. Because this is a concept only the believers can relate to and understand. And welcome
a person who has very weak a man will be irritated by this.
And a loss of habitat talks about the moon if you're born during the time of the Prophet, whenever something comes, whenever a verse comes to address this issue, they used to feel awkward and runaway. Not only that they used to mark those who would give very little
This is the psychology of human effort. You know, or someone with very low email.
You know why? Why is he asking us how masala is they said that about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. They said that about a loss of Hannah without a worse than them are those who said in the love appear wanna know alania Allah is poor and we're very rich. So he's begging us, Allah to Allah, Allah Punahou and Kabira.
Then, after all of these verses, from verse 251, all the way to verse 280, of surah, Al Baqarah. Almost what two three pages worth of verses that talk about In fact, giving those who give by day and night, those who give secretly, you know, openly those who give, you know, and Allah subhanaw taala, reminding us also don't give me a reminder of this favor of yours and say, Oh, I gave you don't do that.
Right. So from the very within the very within the first three nights of Ramadan, I'm bombarded with all these verses, verses that used to move the entire community during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
and then comes to LA Milan. And Milan has and I'm not I don't intend to go through all of them because I know we don't have time to do that. And Milan comes in and Milan there's one powerful verse made Abu talhah Allahu Allah tala Hakeem when this verse was revealed, Lenten Allah will be
a boon, you will not attain better righteousness or virtue, you will not attain that level. heptathlon fiocco memento Hebron until and only if you spend from that which you love.
About all he took this to heart. He wasn't offended by this verse. He wasn't threatened by this verse. He was not. He didn't feel awkward. He took this verse processed it and then he came to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam on his own. And he said yeah Rasulullah Allah says such and such. Yes, indeed. Okay. So this is how I understand how I understand it.
Right? This is how I am going to process this verse. This is how I'm going to, to to respond to this verse yasunaga my most favorite and most precious piece of property
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what that property was a piece of land and one of the best places prime locations in Medina with more than 700 palm trees
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as well in many other companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in more than 52 places a loss of Hannah with Allah mentions every time a pea masala is mentioned Atrazine is mentioned. So the Rambam, you know, basically brings this up. So this is the third reason.
The fourth reason is we're told that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to be the most generous of people
throughout the year, but especially in the month of Ramadan.
That's a habit say, Can I carry helmore Salah? He was like a blowing wind, a wind that just brings it everything blows everything throws everything, the province Hello I sent him with throw everything that he has some Allahu Allah who keeps giving. This is the month. Can you admire kornfield on the one hand and algebra
and what what is part of the trick of the trigger is in addition to the fact that it's the month of Ramadan, is the fact that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to review the poor animals Jubilee and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the response to this annual core and revision of the whole core and was this this is the effect of the core app.
It makes you realize the true value of dounia and wealth and all of that and realize the great value of Acura. So you start seeking
emefiele COVID image and Acoma Santa Fe Allah Subhana. Allah says spend from that which Allah Subhana Allah has put you in charge of this really, or what he has given you, Allah subhana wa Tada, It all belongs to Allah ultimately. And I tell you, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us that you're going to realize the value of your wealth, that it's worth nothing. When that moment comes. When it's when you're told, Time Time is up.
You know, you won't be around to do anything with it. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Don't wait until that moment.
Don't wait until it reaches the throat and then you say, oh, give this give that.
Do it. When you're well
do it when you are doing well.
Last but not least, Ramadan involves some hardship.
Right? There's some hardship that comes with hardship. Subhana Allah for some people hardship makes them hold back.
But Allah subhanaw taala in the puram, praises those who spend at times of prosperity as well as a times of hardship.
Because this is something at times of prosperity, a lot of people are they have plenty. Yeah, of course, I have extra of this Unlimited, but at times of hardship, when resources are limited. when when when income is restricted, right. When there when it's when it gets tight, and the person says, yes, it is tight. But I still have to give, there are still those who need there are still causes, worthy of spending. And then remember, remember that Allah Subhana Allah says Allah the name of your corner server, you will
ask Allah Subhana Allah to make you and I have those who listen and follow the rest of where they listen to a coup de todo sobre la de
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just, I just remembered how Allah subhanaw taala and one of the most powerful
For verses that talk about spending FISA vilella talks about
praises. abubaker, by the way, is praised in more than one place in the Quran. So were some of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
But one of the most
you know, what was abubaker? praised for the most, of course, most people say, Oh, he was the Companion of the prophet in the cave, okay for one, but in more than one place, Allah subhanaw taala praise abubaker for
one of the virtues, one of the merits of Abu Bakar of the Allahu anhu was that he was a very generous man. When it comes feasable Allah for Allah and His messenger.
So, Allah subhanho wa Taala in one verse reminded him of the importance of giving, even when he was offended legitimately and he had a reason not to give someone a loss of habitat told him don't do that continue to give.
But in another place Allah Subhana Allah says Allah Wii U T, Ma, which is a loss of habitat and circleloop praises of a worker of Allah. They say the people of Tafseer almost have consensus that this verse refers to abubaker, though it applies to anyone who intends to purify his soul through spending feasibility, a lot of praise Him,
praise them for being a person who through giving he sebelah he seeks to purify himself.
And Allah promises him Jenna what
Allah subhanaw taala calls him as the most righteous of his community, after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah ve t Maeda, who yet zeca Mallya had in the woman near Mateen, to Georgia, and he doesn't seek any reward or any recognition in liberty or bill Allah except seeking the pleasure of his Lord the Most High.
Then what is Allah Subhana Allah guarantee him elected da da da, da da, da. So for Yoruba
Allah Subhana, Allah promises him that he will be pleased that Allah will be pleased and allow and please him.
So I will work.
And I will conclude with this. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
that whoever spends two pairs feasibility, and the scholars have different opinions as to what two pairs mean. They say two items, two pairs of the same thing.
Two cars, two, whatever, you know, two camels. Some scholars say who whoever spends for the same cause? Twice? Yeah, it takes two shares, double the chair.
Right. Gives and then they're called again and they give again, they already has have given but they they come and they give again.
On the day of judgment, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that that person will give will be given the choice to pick any of the gates of Jannah to enter from it. Yeah, that person will will come and will have the luxury, it will be set to this person. These eight games of gender, choose your most favorite gate. And you enter from that gate.
So a worker asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Is there anyone out of Sula? Who will be invited from all of these gates? Don't ask me how and why a worker thought of this.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said yes abubaker
and I hope that you are one of them. Why don't you enter Konami?
And they said this is because welcome Not only did he spend twice, but I spent constantly every time every time there was an opportunity, a robot could have jumped on it.
And of course we know what the earth man has done as well the Allahu Allah every time there is an opportunity, I will walk around and other people every single time Not only that, but they actually sought opportunities. I will work all day long. I know before coming to Medina before the hedger, he actually saved up a lot of money. Specifically, he saved money so that he can spend on the death of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, for the sake of the Prophet he knew that there will be a time where
financial backing is needed. So the worker prepared himself and waited for that moment, and he gave it all more than 40,000 delahanty sebelah probably Allahu Allah, so Allah praise him in the poor and in multiple places, so don't get tired. And so how Allah last minute I was just told Subhana Allah
that we have, we have a donor that would match everything that we're going to collect today.
So you get in sha Allah tala double so every dollar that you're going to contribute today for IFC will be matched by someone so May Allah subhanaw taala. Bless them. Brother Simon also informed me that we also have people who give stock options, is that what they call it? So you're welcome Michelle Tyler, for those who are wondering, by the way,
here in the machine, we have different funds. And what I personally love about giving too much it is, especially on a machine that is as active as our machine is the fact that you're diversifying, you're giving to multiple causes, right, charity that will work, education, relief work,
you know, local causes.
The machine itself, so multiple things, it's going to go, you know, there isn't a limit, your dollar is going to go into multiple
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