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Ramadan 2009 – Cape Town – Day 03 Sustenance

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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smilla. He will hamdu lillahi wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah, he was happy he woman instead of Buddha who abide. All praise is indeed due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless every single one of us. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us forgiveness on this Eve, this beautiful eve of the month of Ramadan. The topic I have chosen to cover this evening is the topic of sustenance, there is that we always speak about the livelihood that we all

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go out in order to attain and to achieve that which comes from Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. The Quran has discussed the issue of livelihood and sustenance in great depth. And definitely there are many angles more than 20 to 25 angles that Allah subhanho wa Taala has discussed the issue of sustenance to start with Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the fact that he is the provider. He alone is the one who controls the sustenance and Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah Yunus Colney Orozco cuckoo Nina's

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ask him Obama sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who is it that provides you with sustenance in the skies on earth. And later Allah says they will respond to you that Allah even though they are this believers, they know that there is a supreme deity who is in complete control of the sustenance We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us understanding in Surah Hood, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the fact that everyone from the moment they are born, their sustenance is written by Allah subhanho wa Taala

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Why am I

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feeling in LA LA LA here is

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why Allah Mustafa da mosto da

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ob, Allah subhanho wa Taala is speaking about the fact that everything on this earth, Allah subhanho wa Taala has written its sustenance and it is all written in a clear book, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala not to make us from those who are greedy, but rather from those who can appreciate the sustenance that Allah has written for us. Then Allah says, Allah Who

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is calling me.

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God, it is Allah subhanho wa Taala who provide sustenance to the people and he is the one subhanho wa Taala he is the one subhanho wa Taala who groans more or less to various people. This is the qudra and the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says, we're very who will hire dunia

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will hire Jean dounia hyah to dunya

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Raji

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they have become happy and pleased with the provisions of this dunya. But these provisions of the dunya they are only provisions. People who become amused by the dunya do not realize that it's just for a short period of time, that which is with Allah subhanho wa Taala is far more everlasting, in Surah to neurol. Also Allah subhanho wa Taala says,

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while Allahu Yasuko me

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Isa, it is a law who decides to give whomsoever He wishes to give, without even accounting without any limits limitless giving. Sometimes a person is given so much by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And in fact if we take a careful look, every single one of us is given a lot inshallah, we will come to that. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the fact that if he created you, he's going to provide for you. If Allah created you, he is going to provide for you. Listen to what Allah Subhana Allah says,

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Allah, Allah, La de Hala

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Morocco come from Miami to come.

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Ye come, it is Allah who has created you and he is the one who will provide for you and He will cause your death and then after that he will resurrect you may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all a deeper understanding. Then there is another angle from which Allah discusses the issue of sustenance, Allah says I have given some

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People more than others for a reason.

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Imagine that is a point that Allah has discussed, while long. Bah bah bah bah bah

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bah. When it comes to sustenance, Allah says some of you have been given more than others. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, it is possible for him to have given everyone a lot. But if he gave everyone a lot, they would all have wealth, they would need to now compete in something else, they would start competing in operation, they would become haughty and oppress this one and become powerful. You know, when a person has a lot of wealth. What happens is, there is no stoppage to it. If I were to tell you at this moment, if you have 100 million rands, will you stop there? You might say, Yes, I'll stop. I'll retire forever. Believe me, when you get 100 million, you will want to

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work more. If you get it this year, you will then want 200 billion and more than millions and trillions May Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us understanding. So Allah says, look, we've given some more and some less when people have got a lot. What happens after a certain time. It is no more about money. Now they've got now it becomes about control. They want to use that money to control then it becomes an issue of authority. They want to have that authority they want to continue they want to be like those who now have more than the others and they want to go on on this globe as though they are in charge. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us protection. This is why the one who

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is the best in the eyes of Allah is he whom Allah has given and still he is humble and down to earth. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all and keep us humble inshallah. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala asks us to call out to Him for sustenance, we need to make dua to Allah for sustenance and nobody else because no one else controls sustenance besides Allah, listen to what he says about those who call out to others for sustenance. In surah and Kabuto. Allah subhanho wa Taala says

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in Allah de nada, boo, boo, boo,

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boo, boo,

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boo,

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boo, boo, la, la todo Jo, those whom you are calling out to besides Allah for sustenance, they cannot give you even a pea. They cannot give you anything at all. So call out to Allah who controls the sustenance for indeed you are going to return unto Allah subhanho wa Taala We ask Allah to grant us inshallah, from his bounty and sustenance. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the fact that it is our duty to be thankful once we get we must thank Allah for whatever we have, and we should not extend our hands to others. We should not extend our hands to others, amazingly, and we must not extend our eyes to others, becoming jealous of what Allah has provided others don't ever

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compete or compare yourselves with what Allah has given others because that is a form of ingratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Listen to what Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah two, he says,

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For kulu Mim Masako, como la

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bhai bhai wash guru, ma de la

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dee da boo darboux don't eat from what Allah has provided you on condition that it is halal which means there is another angle from which sustenance is looked at, do not consume that which is haram, eat that which is pure and halal. And thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for what he has given you. We need to thank Allah for having made certain types of wealth haram because the broader picture is such that if we had to engage in that which is haram, we would be oppressing one another, the rich would become richer, the poor would become poorer. Take a look at interests. Take a look at take a look at the meat of a pig for example. All these have been prohibited for reasons best known to

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Allah subhanho wa Taala we must thank him that he has prohibited certain items and we must appreciate the halaal that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us

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after he says Be thankful, he tells us if you are thankful to you know what I will give you the result of thankfulness and gratitude is increased. La

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Shaco toma de la kumala cafaro tune in, be 30 if you are going to be grateful to Allah by obeying His commands and abstaining from his prohibitions by trying your best

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to please Him, Allah says he will grant you increase, he will give you increase in what he has provided you and when you are ungrateful, showing in gratitude to your Creator, he says he will overtake you with punishment. May He not do that, to me may not do that to you. I mean, may he make us from those who are thankful at all times. When Allah subhanho wa Taala says that wealth is a test. It's not always just something that you can have no, it's a test from Allah. And the sustenance provided by Allah includes your children, your children are also part and parcel of what Allah has given you. It is part of your is part of your sustenance, because some people a lot of has

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not given them children. And some people Allah subhanho wa Taala has decided to keep them single, and to close their lineage at that point, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala on this Eve to grant all those who are married for years and are trying to have children to grant them children and offspring who will be the coolness of their eyes, and all of us whom Allah has provided us with children, may Allah subhanho wa Taala who is mercy make those children a point of coolness for all our eyes. And let's make a further those who are not married. May Allah grant us spouses who will be the coolness of your eyes through whom inshallah you will be getting offspring who will then also be coolness of

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your eyes. Love Akbar. We don't want to leave anyone out inshallah.

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The reality is then Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah, to land fallow and he repeats this verse in Surah, Taha Boone, one mo

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yo como Ola do come fitness, you should know that your wealth and your offspring, they are actually a test from Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. Do not allow your love for your children exceed the love you have for your Creator. Do not allow the love you have for your wealth increase or exceed the love you have for Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala comes first and then everything else Subhana Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says that there are certain people who have been granted sometimes you have the Kufa who are given a lot of wealth and happiness in this dunya and one might ask how come we are mostly mean we are meaning we believe we try hard we we are trying to

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please Allah and there are people who are transgressing day and night and they have a lot. So Allah responds also saying, Allah

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to whom this verse is in Surah Toba Don't let the fact that they have lots of wealth and lots of children deceive you. Don't become amazed by their children and their wealth, if they are transgressing the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Do you know what he says? He says

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in

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the Bible,

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be happy dunia What does

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God

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have Allah wants to punish them through their wealth and through their children so hanabi Allah Allah. So sometimes Allah wants to punish someone through their children and through their wealth, he will give them lots of children and lots of wealth and the punishment the source of it will be the children or the well. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. This is why we say be happy with what Allah has decided for you. If he decided you are not having children, no problem. You will surrender to that decree. If he decides you will only have 1000 rands a month Alhamdulillah we are happy with that we will thank him subhanahu wa taala. So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us Do not be

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deceived by that. Look at Abu lahab in Surah, Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says he was a very rich man. He was one of the co founder of Quraysh.

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Allah says, Ma,

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boo loo, can send his wealth and whatever he earned did not help him in any way. He's still sitting in jahannam. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us who would want wealth like that? wealth which makes a person so arrogant that they cannot accept the truth. And this is the meaning of the term arrogance in the Sharia. When you despise people and you reject the truth, that is what is arrogance, not when you wear smart clothing and you drive a good vehicle and you have a nice house. No, if you have that but you are down to earth. You respect all people and at the same time you accept the truth when it comes to you, then that wealth is not a point of misery for you but rather

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it is a point of mercy insha Allah then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that he will test us with a lack of wealth. He will take away some of our money, some of our sustenance some of our children, he will take away some of the gifts he has given us in order to test us. Listen to what he says in Surah Al Baqarah, he says while anabela

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mostly Eva, although in LA he was in he.

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Allah says, I will definitely test all of you with lack of produce with lack of wealth with taking away the lives around you. Allah will test you with lack of produce so many things he says, with your health, he will test you with so many things he says

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good news to those who bear patients, those whom when Allah has inflicted them with something, they say indeed we belong to Allah and unto him is our final return. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says he's going to test us. Then, continuing on that particular topic, Allah says regarding certain people,

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that when we give them then they forget us. Suddenly, we have to take things away so that they can remember us. When a person sometimes has no problem in their lives. They carry on like they're not even Muslim, because they too happy in this world. So Allah wants them to tend to him through his mercy He puts a difficulty in their lives. If that was the only way they were going to raise their hands for Allah, Allah it is a it is a good deal Allahu Akbar, Allah says, will either

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be journey be

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in Nari Allah says, men is such that when we give him when he forgets us, he carries on on this earth. on his side as though he is not even on the straight path. May Allah protect us. And then when evil comes in his direction, he makes a bro and he continues making beats.

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You know, it reminds me sometimes the mom is making a doula. And some people are saying this man is taking so long for the doula. Whereas there are others whom the same to I will be too short for them because they've got no problems. So we need to understand let us never be let us never be miserly and stingy when it comes to calling out to our own creator. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding. Now this is the point I had mentioned slightly earlier, every one of us has been given so many gifts by Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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That if we were to try and count them, we would not succeed in doing that. Allah says and this verse appears more than once in the Quran in surah Ibrahim as well as in Civil War.

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So,

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if you are going to try and count the gifts of Allah upon you and the favors of Allah upon you the sustenance he has provided you the livelihood he has given you the organs he has given you, everything he has provided for you, you will never ever be able to circumscribe the gifts of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon you. And Allah says in Surah Ibrahim in San Allah follow

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me but man is very, very ungrateful. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us from those who are ungrateful. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, as I mentioned moments ago, don't look at what Allah has provided others don't look at what Allah has given others and then become from amongst those who says yeah Allah you didn't give me You gave him know if you happen to see what Allah gave others you make a dua yeah Allah provide them with Baraka give them even more and give me as well yeah Allah. That's a good You see, but instead of saying Yama, take it away from them, give me Allah Why didn't you give me know that becomes questioning Allah decree and his divinity? May Allah subhanho wa Taala

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make a strong Muslims. Allah says

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in Surah Taha Allah tamo Nika Isla

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de as well.

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Don't switch your eyes in such a way that you are looking at what Allah has provided others Allahu Akbar, we don't want to do that. We will, our eyes will be with blinkers. inshallah, we will look at what Allah has given us and we will be happy. Whether it is your sustenance, whether it is your spouse, whether it is your children, whether it is your health, whether it is whatever it is, Allah says, we should look at those when it comes to that type of issue. We should look at those who have less than us, and we should compare ourselves with those who have less than us on guru Illa men who do not come and do

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When it comes to acts of worship, look at those who are achieving more than you, that person is so pious, they are spending so long in salah and so on. The idea is acts of worship, we want to get closer to Allah by looking at those who are higher, we can aim somewhere. And when it comes to

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the dunya and this world and the sustenance and wealth and so on, we look at those who are below us so that we can thank Allah, you don't have shoes. Look at those who don't even have feet low a kebab, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding. I also mentioned moments ago that Allah subhanho wa Taala said, If I had given everyone, if I had given everyone, they would have been become those who want to oppress Allah says

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in Surah, Surah

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bussaco

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kaliba de la

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la ke unizin ob,

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ah, Allah says, had we given everyone, everyone lots and lots of wealth, they would have started becoming haughty on this earth and oppressing one another. So Allah says that is why we just send down a small portion for everyone. So you can at least be busy trying to earn something. If everybody doesn't have to go to work because they've got a lot of wealth. What will they do? They will start doing mischief. May Allah protect us, because how many of us are ready to come and sit in the masjid because we don't go to work? I don't ever see unemployed people coming to sit in the masjid, in big, big numbers. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant me the steadfastness before everybody

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else, and then May He grant every single one of us steadfastness.

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Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says that we should not be wishing for what others have been given because sometimes it will be a means of their punishment. And if you were in it with them, you would have also been punished. You know, qarun was a man at the time of Musa alayhis salam he was given a lot. So there were some people who used to wish for his wealth. And the knowlegeable used to tell them don't wish for his well come on. He's an oppressor. Why are you wishing for his well look at what he's doing. He's causing problems for everyone. He wants to control the society and the community. He wants to use his money to come in dictate to others what to do Allah protect us all.

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So one day Allah punished him by causing him to be swallowed by the earth the following morning when everyone got up. Do you know what they said? loana

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Allahu Allah, inna la casa Sabina. Oh, just as well. Allah didn't give us if he gave us we would have also been swallowed with the earth just like him Subhana Allah. This is why we say let's be thankful for where Allah has put us the position he has actually put us in. Then Allah says,

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what is it that will result in your sustenance going away, there are two ways in which your sustenance goes away. One is decrease in volume

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and the other is decrease in blessings.

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When we say decrease in volume, what that means is, instead of 30,000 rands, you now find that you are only earning 2000 Rand something went wrong, or you had a huge amount of money, and something went wrong, you suffered a big loss, that is one way of decrease in sustenance. The other is, from 30,000, you went to 50,000 and 100,000. Physically, it might seem to you that you've got a lot, but when you are engaged in sin, there will be no blessing in your wealth. You got 100,000 Where did it go? I was paid just yesterday. 1000 rains, for example, and already today, I can't even I don't even know where it went. So Hannah law. This is part and parcel of the snatching away of the blessings

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from the wealth that Allah gives a person for what Allah says, because of the sins that you commit. Listen to what Allah says. He says when I've given you, I don't take it away, unless you've committed something that deserves me to take it away from you. Allah says

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in Surah, Al Ali Gabby

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Yakumo

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fusi him. Allah will never ever take away the gifts he has given a person until and unless their deeds have changed to the degree that they deserve the snatching away. Allah protect us.

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And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says about the people of Sabah, Allah says they were given a lot they were given gardens they were given so much by Allah but they turned away from the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala they earned the rough so Allah says for our boo for our son

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the MakerBot, New Jersey in Lowell cafo. Allah says those people of Sabah we gave them gardens of good fruit, because they turned away we changed those gardens with gardens that could not produce anything meaningful, and we punish them in every single way. And that is how we punish those who are ungrateful. Allah says, do we punish anyone besides those who are ungrateful? May Allah not make us ungrateful? Really, if you are a grateful person, and you are suffering calamity, it's not a punishment, it is a gift of Allah to increase your status and your spirituality. May Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us understanding. Then Allah says to us regarding sustenance in the Quran, that he

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does not need sustenance, Allah is the provider. So he asks us to give.

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And he says, Don't think you're giving me you're actually doing yourself a favor when you give. We normally say when you give a poor person don't start thinking I have given the poor man No, thank the poor man that a lot. In fact, thank Allah to create the poor men, because if it was not for that poor man who was there to accept your charities, they will come a time when they everybody will be rich. They will come a time when every single person on earth will be rich, and they will be no one to give zakat. Not at all. May Allah protect us. I see that amin is very soft because everyone wants to be rich. Allah protect us again and again inshallah.

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Let's say amin,

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Masha Allah.

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala says that he is the one who has he does not need our wealth. Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, ma od do mean

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this on.

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I don't want any sustenance from any one of my creatures, nor do I want them to feed me Allahu Akbar. Some people when they give food as sadaqa and Vidya and charity, they think they are feeding Allah subhanho wa Taala. No, they are doing themselves a favor. Really. It's an act of worship. When we read Salah when we pray, we are actually praying for our benefit, not for the benefit of our Creator. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who are not lazy when it comes to prayer, especially in the month of Ramadan. I remember making mentioned and this evening I met a young man known as Abdul Razak. He told me, You know, I I heard you were talking about Abdullah clock the

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other day. Now, what is the meaning of Abdul clock? What I said is we are supposed to be Abdullah the worship of Allah and Abdul Rahman, the worship of the Most Merciful and abdulrazaq the worship of the one who sustains, but some of us every record, we're looking at the watch, we're looking at the watch, the Imam takes long we're looking at the watch, we're looking at the clock, we become known as Abdullah clock.

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Why? Because we are enslaved by the clock law aka we are worshipers of the clock. Every little while we're looking at the watch. Let's leave those clocks at home when it comes to Allah subhanho wa Taala. I gave an example the other day and I think it's important for me to repeat it.

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The West place on earth is the toilet. When we go to the west place, we never look at how long it takes. The longer we stay there, the better we feel.

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So why is it that when we come to the best place on Earth, which is the message if we want to look at our clocks, isn't that directly from Schaffer? May Allah subhanho wa Taala never make us from amongst those who don't even realize this example I gave is so powerful. I'm sure when you go home lying on your bed, you will be thinking of what I said. And the next time you visit the place, you will think again. Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says in this surah in fact in Sudoku bacara Allah is commanding us to spend I told you moments ago he doesn't need it. He says look you must spend Why must you spend before it is too late? That's

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another angle. before it is too late. One day a day will come when you will die and then you will say Oh Allah sent me back let me quickly give sadaqa Allah says in Surah Al Baqarah Yeah, you had a Latina man who

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was opponent

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to lead by roofie

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shafa una humo volley moon Allah says oh you who believe spend from what We have provided you

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before a day comes when nothing shall help you know deals will help you you are written for Johanna there is no amount of dealing you can do outside the court. out of court settlement does not exist on the day of the AMA. It is now you want an out of court settlement for that day. Deal with it today. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding in one other verse

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In surah, in another surah Allah subhanho wa Taala says

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Raja Bona mu A

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mu mu to fire me, Lola, Tony.

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Johnny korede for our son, Dhaka.

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Mino Swanee. Allah says spinned before the day comes, when debt will overtake you and then you might tell your Creator Yala, delay me for a little while so I can go back and quickly give sadaqa Allah says when you appear alone absent

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when your fixed time comes, Allah will never delete for those reasons. So when you want to spend, spend now, may Allah make us from those who are generous.

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Remember, your generosity in charity will never decrease your wealth, it will never ever decrease your wealth. But if you don't give and you are miserly, it will decrease your wealth. There is a simple example when it comes to sustenance, whatever you have spent, your name is already written next to it, this person spent so much so you rather write your name next to your wealth, whatever you have not spent, as soon as you die, it goes to someone else. Someone else's name is written next to it. So you'd rather spend it now then to actually wait and pack up the wealth and keep it and not even give you your own children and your own offspring. I'm not saying spoiled him. You can teach

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them a lesson or two, but at the same time, be generous look after the poor May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deeper understanding. When Allah speaks about the risk of the people of Jenna is also mentioned in the Quran so powerful. I'm only going to mention one verse and that is in Surah Al Baqarah. Allah says regarding the sustenance in genma in Paradise, Allah says, Kula moulsecoomb in

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all

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the US economy, gobble, whoa, Toby Moo Tasha.

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Allah says, Every time the people of genma and paradise get some form of sustenance, they will tell themselves or they will say, isn't this the same thing we just got before? Isn't this what we got? Allah says it will look similar to their eyes, but the taste will be very different. Why is that the case? Because in general, whilst you are thinking of the orange, I don't even know if we will be able to think of oranges because the fruits of the dunya they probably do not exist at all in the engender in this form. They are probably in another form altogether. So when you are thinking of an orange, that orange will come to you if for a moment your mind goes through. A little thought that

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what if this orange was actually purple, it will start becoming purple. Amazing. That's Jenna. It will start looking purple to you. And thereafter. If you start thinking what if this could taste like a strawberry automatically the strawberry tastes will be going down your throat. That is Jenna whatever you desire is already there for you. It is at your service. So Pamela I haven't even described a fraction.

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And still I see the smiles. Allah subhanho wa Taala give us Jenna, whatever you think of automatically, it will already be coming in your direction. So this is why when you think of something, it's there and suddenly it's tasting different. The reason why it's tasting different is your mind and your thought change. So while your thought is changing on your turn, it came like an orange and suddenly a little bit further up. It was like an apple and going down it was like What do you want to say maybe grenadilla Allah protect us

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may grant us inshallah the sustenance of Jenna. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, He is the provider. He can give you fruit outside the season. Listen to what happened to Zachary Ali Salam. You know, he was looking after Maria mala has salat wa salam. She used to make a lot of dua and Allah subhanho wa Taala has told us if you want sustenance, make dua call out to me I will provide don't ever lose hope in my mercy. So whenever Zachary Ali Salam used to go to the pub with Maria Malaya salatu salam was he used to see different fruits which were out of season. At that time, Where would she have got it from? Us Today communications are such that we can get oranges from

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Brazil, when it's not even the season of oranges here. But Allah subhanho wa Taala says the curry alehissalaam asked her Hey, where did you get all this food from?

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Paula

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in Ohio pomi.

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Nisa, he asked, Where did you get this from? She said, Well, ah, he, this is from my Creator. He provides this for me. Allah gives whomsoever He wants, without a limit. Amazing. And this is when Zachary Ali Salam thought of an amazing person.

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If I told you that children are also part of your sustenance, let me tell you what he thought he was an old man. He didn't have male children yet his wife was already old.

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So, he looked at this fruit and he said this is offseason. If Allah can give fruit out of season to this young lady, then surely if I make similar to as Allah will give me children, though I am so to speak of season, out of season and so is my wife. We are all we are offseason. So that was the similarity Allah says una Liga de aza karenia. Back when Korea saw that alayhis salam, he said, Hey, let me also make dua to Allah He made to Allah and lo and behold, he was granted a child yah, yah, Subhana Allah,

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Allahu Akbar, so much so that he was actually shy at one stage that hey, my wife is so old, I am so old and we are going to be blessed with a child will law he don't ever be embarrassed. That is the risk of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is his power. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding. Then Allah says

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that you are not allowed to kill your children fearing poverty. You are not allowed to practice birth control fearing poverty. So for that reason, you're not allowed to practice birth control. This verse is repeated more than once in the Quran. Once Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah, Al anon, or Allah Taku

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in law, or don't ever kill your children out of poverty, thinking that they are going to steal from your wealth. Allah says, No, no, no Zuko come,

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we will provide for you and we will provide for them because the person is already poor. So they want to dump their children thinking that you know what, if we dump this child, at least we will not be have to work hard to come and look after the child. Allah says no, we will provide for the child. Don't ever do that. So that is out of poverty in Swahili surah Allah says, You are not poor, but you are fearing poverty, while atapattu No

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no, no. Oh, come in Nakata home can Akiko Caballero don't ever not have children, just because you are fearing you are fearing poverty? May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. Let me tell you a simple example. A man who has 10 children, and he has given them a good upbringing. And all 10 of them are working long term, he will be able to get 10,000 grants from every one of them every month. How much is that man with 100,000 Rand a month.

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But a person who only had one child fearing poverty. And if that child happens to be a drug addict, may Allah protect us. He will kill himself when he's only say I should have had a few more children.

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So that is why work according to the plan of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Yes, there is permissibility of spacing out your children under certain circumstances. There is permissibility of controlling birth under certain circumstances, but never ever for the reason of money and wealth. They will come with their own Allah will open your doors you watch you wait, you see.

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The second pillar is Aha, nobody shall die until their entire sustenance written for them by Allah subhanho wa Taala shall be completed. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deeper understanding. When Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how some people they give preference to business over Allah on a Friday. Lo Akbar surah Kumara Allah subhanho wa Taala says, or either Oettinger rotten,

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boo la ha Ilaha what aku capo

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de la

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mina de la, Mina, deja

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z when they are sitting and listening to the football, some of them they suddenly witness a caravan they see an opportunity for business, they leave you standing or messenger of Allah and they run to do their business tell them what is with Allah is far better than this business. Allah is the provider, leave that business even if you're suffering a loss come and when it is your duty, when your duty calls, then you need to respond to that particular duty and obligation to your own creator. Allahu Akbar, how can we run away from Salah thinking that the Creator who we are eating the Salah for is not going to provide us and therefore we want to go and see to a business deal

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while Salah is becoming expired. That is prohibited that is haram.

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Then there is the second last point I'd like to raise

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is how can I achieve increase in my sustenance? That's a question I need to know. You need to know. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, What guru la haka here Allah Allah come to me who own the same Surah Surah to Juma. Allah says you want success in your wealth. remember Allah a lot. Remember him often. remember Allah and make the dhikr of Allah subhanho wa Taala even during your business times and at all times alone will grant you success. Then Allah says, If you fear Allah, if you are conscious of Allah, He will grant you sustenance from a direction which you had never imagined. He says in Surah, Allah

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Zuko mean, hi, Allah.

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Allah says whoever is conscious of Allah, He will create ease for that person and he will grant them sustenance from a direction they least expected it some Han Allah, may Allah subhanahu wa taala make us more conscious. So if you want Well, you need to get closer to the owner well, who is allowed, not some individual who might be holding a few rants while you may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us protection.

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another means of achieving wealth is to engage in is to

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seek Allah's forgiveness a lot every single day and you will notice they will be Baraka in your sustenance. Look what Allah says in Surah no call to start with Europe back home in

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your silly sama, la comida deikun Bm wedding Madani

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new Holly Sallam told his people fear Allah meaning, engage in forgiving Toba engage in repentance. ask Allah for forgiveness, and Allah will open the skies for you. Ask Allah forgiveness and he will grant sustenance to you. He will grant you children, he will give you a lot he will give you gardens and He will give you rivers. That is if you engage in repentance May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive our shortcomings. And the last point I'd like to mention for this evening is where Allah subhanho wa Taala gives examples of the prophets of Allah. And Allah makes mention of their to us when they made the dua, Allah responded the dua. Why, for many reasons they were prophets they used to engage in is

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still farm when they made the DA they used to make a dua not only for themselves, sometimes not even for themselves when it came to sustenance. Look at what Ibrahim Alayhi Salam says, in fact Musa alayhis salam is what Allah says, what he this score moves, the homie when Musa alayhis salam asked for water. Allah doesn't say for himself, he never says no, Allah says he asked for water for his people. Allah says immediately we responded, and we let 12 Springs gush forth, and each one of them were drinking from those springs amazing. Then Ibrahim Alayhi Salam he made it to alpha maka for the city of Makkah, nothing grows there. Even the dates don't really grow properly in Makkah, they grow

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in Medina and in Thai, and they grow in the other areas. But in Makkah, the dates of Makkah are not as grand as the dates of Medina Subhana Allah

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but even without that, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, what you call a Ibrahim or a beagle had a paladin Amina was super illuminata, Marathi man a man I mean,

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Allahu Akbar. He says, Oh Allah make this city a secure City. Today Mecca is very safe, very secure inshallah. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says he made a dua to say, Allah grant its inhabitants, produce good produce a lot of sustenance, give them sustain them with good produce. Today, every fruit from the corners of the world is found in Makkah, the Great's of Cape Town, a boat in the Binda woods of Makkah. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding

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look at the Tao of Ibrahim Alayhi Salam Allah gave because he made it to our for them he didn't make it law for himself alone Allahu Akbar. I think sometimes we become stingy Allah give me give me give me your law give me give me give me and what happens we forget the term us it is all of us yeah, Allah give us provide us and if we say us, let's be genuine because the man next to you will also get inshallah, the man next to you will also get you make it why Allah give me a Ferrari, for example. You notice your neighbor get the Ferrari before you love

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me Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all understanding. And the last verse I'd like to mention Isa alayhi salatu salam, Allah subhanho wa Taala says that he made it to our into our to Merida.

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Hello Allah subhanho wa Taala says that he Salli salatu wa sallam said, color is Sabu Maria Allahumma bana zilara in

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Either 10 minutes

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he raised his hands and he says, Oh Allah, grant us a lead table full of food from the heavens, just drop it down. Just drop it down by your power by miracle, miraculously. And Allah Subhana Allah He gave them that table laid with foods halala today when we make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala do we have that yekini Yama give me from the heavens Yala. Drop it from the skies, Yala. Drop it from the skies, we might not be only Allah, we might not be that close to Allah subhanho wa Taala. But believe me, if you have the conviction in your heart, the creator, the owner shall provide for you without a limit. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant myself and yourself every form of goodness for

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Sol Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad subhana wa Hamdi subhanak Alomar behenic the shadow Allah Allah Allah Ana