Dangers of Showing off with Wealth

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Today I want to go through something very, very important. When Allah has blessed you, and He gives you whether it is wealth, or power, or health or whatever else it may be when Allah has favored you above others. Remember when you came onto the earth, you will all the same. We came naked, we were babies, we were crying, we were unclothed. and thereafter someone on earth clothed us, someone fed us, we were helpless. And Allah says, You know what, we're going to return you back to the soil, they're going to have to take off your clothes, once again, put you in a shroud and if you're lucky, Subhan Allah, they will bathe you and they will bury you. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a

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good death.

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But if you look at one of the examples that Allah gives us in Surah teleclasses, it is that of a very wealthy man from the time of Musa alayhis salam and from his own people in Napa una can me Konami Moosa. Indeed Tarun was from the people of Musa alayhis salam, he was from the nation of Musa alayhis salam. Now what was his story? Allah blessed him with so much, but he didn't understand and he refused to acknowledge where it came from, and what Allah wanted from him. So what did Allah do as a result, Allah punished him but he had everything. This man had everything, you know, if I were to look at someone, and they are so happy on earth, and we would say, wow, what doesn't this man

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have right around? The only thing lacking is you need to worship Allah, you need to thank Allah and understand his plan. So what was the plan of Allah? And what is the plan of Allah? I want to know it because I don't want my blessings to be snatched away. I don't want the gifts and favors Allah has given me to be the means of me being punished. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, faerber Allah him this man, what did he do he transgressed against his own people. How do you transgress against your own people? When Allah gives you first thing that happens? You become arrogant and boastful. You want to boast and brag about what you have Subhanallah you want to pretend like you are bigger than

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everybody else, but you don't realize it's the favor of Allah that's dripping things to you. When you didn't have a job. Then Subhana Allah, you are humble. Now that you have a nice big salary and you don't know how long it's going to last. You suddenly became a boastful person you want to show off? Allah says when I've given you don't show off, don't show off. Don't be boastful. Don't think you're haughty. Don't think you're bigger than everybody else. You're going to need what Allah wants you to need.