Ramadan 2007 – Day 2
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lecture to choose one in quarter, two in half a Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu lillahi wa kafa wa sallahu wa salam, ala Eva De La Nina stuff. In the name of Allah most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala creator nareesha cherishes, sustainer provider protector and the cure of one and all complete blessings and salutations be upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and all his companions those who have followed him, and those who shall be following up to the day of tiama May Allah subhanho wa Taala include us and our offspring as being from amongst them, I mean, honor the rule ama and beloved
brothers and sisters and dearest listeners, we should understand that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has informed us mon sama Ravana he Manawatu SAP and goofier Allah who Matata dum dum ba, woman camara ma ma ma ma ma ke saben who fear Allah who Matata dem amin zombie, I'm sure we've all heard these a hadith so many times. We are repeating them here to build the consciousness of what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has said, he says whosoever fasts in the month of Ramadan, and whosoever stands up in salata, tarawih in the month of Ramadan, and in pm lane which is the Salah that is read by night, solely for the pleasure of Allah with full conviction in Allah subhanho
wa Taala expecting a reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala then such a person every single sin of theirs will be forgiven. They will leave the month of Ramadan, spotless and sinless May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us the ability to fulfill our fasts in such a way that we are conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala solely for his sake and expecting a reward from him because it is not easy to abstain from food, but we are doing it for the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala similarly, it is not easy to stand up in salata, tarawih but we are doing it for the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala we would like to be from amongst those who will be resurrected with those whom Allah has termed for
those who love the Quran, the people of the Quran, the VIPs on the day of the AMA, may Allah subhanho wa Taala resurrect us from amongst them and me forgive all our sins may make us from amongst those who do not feel lazy when it comes to Salatu tarawih for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala tonight's verses were commenced by a very, very important verse, if we are to read that verse and we are to understand it, it is enough. And it will suffice as being the synopsis of the reading of the whole night tonight, or the entire recitation that we read tonight. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about what righteousness is. Some people think that you know, I am a Mazel Lee, I read my
Salah five times, so I am a righteous person, someone else might think, you know, I give out Zakah so I am righteous, someone might think I don't lie, so I am righteous. So all of these put together is actually righteousness. righteousness is not made up from just one of these various categories. But all these categories put together lies
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Kita b1, ob, Allah says righteousness is the one who believes completely in these items that he has mentioned. He says the one who believes in Allah, the One who believes in the last day, the one who believes in all the books, the one who believes in all the angels, the one who believes in all the prophets that were sent by Allah subhanho wa Taala and believing in all these categories, entails being conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the fact that we are answerable to him and Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
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me I was hearing all the righteousness also includes the one who can spend his wealth though he loves a lot of his wealth, who does not love wealth here. If we were to throw away a million rands tonight, I'm sure most of us would be seated here waiting for those brands to come to us. So everyone loves wealth, but Allah subhanho wa Taala says, the one who can spend that wealth even though his heart is connected to it to a certain degree, and who can spend it first and foremost on those who are poor from amongst his own family members, not only those who are poor, but those who fall under his own guardianship. Sometimes we become stingy when it comes to spending on our wives
and our children, we must realize that the greatest act of worship is to spend on those whom we are the guardians of that is the greatest act of worship. This does not mean we must now spoil them to the degree that they do not realize the value of wealth, but we must strike the balance. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, broaden the circle look for those who are poor from amongst your own relatives and those who are Masaki, those who are poor in general from amongst the Muslim in and on humanitarian grounds, all human beings who might be underprivileged, as well as those Allah subhanho wa Taala says who are wayfarers, people who are travelers and so on who might need something may
Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to spend and to spend in his path. And Allah subhanho wa Taala then continues to say, what are called masala
zakka those who establish their Salah righteousness includes establishing Salah it is not only establishing salah and those who can give their Sokka the wealth that was being given slightly earlier here the wealth that we were speaking about that is voluntary but here Allah is speaking of that, which is compulsory as well. Some of us feel that we've calculated our Zakah and that's enough. But no, there is another duty in our wealth, which is more than Zakah those are those are these are the costs and the excess amounts which we give voluntarily from our own hearts. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, while Muna Biondi him either EDA, how do those who can fulfill their
promises whenever they make a pledge? A lot of us are guilty of not fulfilling the promise. Do you know that when we give someone a time with our tongues to say you know, I will meet you at nine o'clock to come at five past nine is not the quality of a true believer, but to arrive five minutes early and wait that is the sooner Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, how many of us are conscious of this? And this is only regarding a time? What about the other promises and pledges we make with our tongues but we tend to forget, we tend to forget very quickly. Sometimes we sign legal documents but still we renege on them. That is how weak we've become. So these verses are a reminder
for myself and yourselves to say, fulfill your pledges whenever you've made a pledge, that is how you will achieve righteousness and Allah says wasabi nephele
those who can bear patience at times of war, a times of calamity and hardship and a times of sickness, those who are patient and do not blame Allah subhanho wa Taala but realize that it's a test from Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says those are the ones who fulfilled their covenant to us and those are the ones who will intergender May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant that to us. So that is the verse where Allah subhanho wa Taala explains righteousness. Now let us hear the next verses or the rest of the verses that we recited tonight. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about goodness when it comes to a person writing a will. He must also include some other relatives who might not be in
his will. We all know that there is up to one third that a person can decreed from his or her own wealth, we must include certain people who might be relatives May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant as the acceptance to do that. More than that, it is our duty to ensure that we understand the system of inheritance in Islam, every single one of us should go into it and inshallah we will get to the details when we come to those verses in Surah Nisa, but here it is still so automatic Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about this month of Ramadan. not a coincidence, not a coincidence. We are in the second day of the month of Ramadan, and Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us yeah.
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prescription is normally used the word is normally used when a doctor is giving you something that will help your health. This is going to help our physical health, spiritual health, mental health, emotional and everything Allah subhanho wa Taala has prescribed fasting, if only it is done in the correct way. A lot of us think fasting just means staying away from food, not realizing that we need to also stay away from foul language. What goes in the mouth, we must be conscious of it what comes out of it as well we must be conscious of it in the month of Ramadan Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says maliniak Ola Zulu and Amala b1, gala felicetti, la hija, toffee and yada, yada. A person
who is not going to be conscious of his utterances during the first of the month of Ramadan, uttering that which is false, false witness lying, swearing, deceiving, cheating and so on with their tongues. Allah says, Allah is not in need of the fact that they have abstained from food and drink, they wasted their time. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us from amongst those. So please let us all become conscious of the words that come out of our mouths. Take time to make words that will please others, especially our own spouses and family members, parents and children and so on. It is a huge act of worship, to utter words that will put a smile on those who are closest to us. So
many of us are guilty of being so nice to people whom we are not related to. I'm not saying that that's wrong, but at the expense of those who are closest to us. And when we walk into the house like lions roaring in their dens May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us
and we treat our family members like mice May Allah protect us. That is not how we are supposed to be treating our family members. When Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says
you want to know who is the best one amongst you the best from amongst you is the one who is best to those closest to him or her the family members. May Allah make us conscious of that. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of the past and he says, I have prescribed this fasting upon you so that you can achieve consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us also about this month of Ramadan and he says the Quran has been revealed in this month. The Quran has been revealed from the preserve the tablet, to the first heaven and Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed it to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam it was recited during the month of Ramadan when gibril
alayhi salatu salam used to come to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the two of them used to recite to one another, covering the verses of the Holy Quran. And in the final year, they covered it twice. This is why we all are meant to be covering the Quran from cover to cover not only the recitation, but each one of us should try our best to understand the message of the Quran. And it is for this reason that we are here trying to explain the words of the Quran in Simple English May Allah subhanho wa Taala accepted from us, Allah subhanho wa Taala then makes mention of dua, and he says, Oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when my worship has asked you about me tell them that
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When my worship has asked you about me, tell them I'm very, very close. I answer the call of everyone who calls out to me in a positive way. The answer comes in a positive way. When we say Allah forgive me if we are sincere, and we have the right intention. It is impossible for Allah subhanho wa Taala to say I don't want to forgive you. nowhere in the Quran. Nowhere in the Hadith does that.
Come May Allah Subhana Allah protect us Allah it is the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala no way in the Quran. When we find that Allah subhana wa Taala says whoever seeks forgiveness I won't forgive him. No way does Allah subhanho wa Taala tell us even through the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that when my worshipers seek forgiveness, I won't forgive them forgive them. For as long as we have the right intention, we must realize that Allah subhanho wa Taala is very, very close. Now the question why does Allah speak about when he has just spoken about Ramadan and the Quran? Because it is important that during the month of Ramadan we don't forget to make dua to Allah
subhanho wa Taala that is why it is not a coincidence that these verses are right after the verses that speak about the month of Ramadan and the fact that the Quran was revealed in the month of Ramadan, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, tell my worshipers also to call out to me to believe in me I will grant them whatever they want. How many of us are in need, every single one of us need and the one who will fulfill these needs is Allah subhanho wa Taala kulu Kumar in in La Mancha Soto festac Sunni axacon festac Sunni axiocam Rasulullah sallallahu ala you
s&m tells us that Allah subhanho wa Taala says, All of you are naked besides those whom we have clothed, so see clothing from me and see covering from me I will cover you, all of you are a stray besides those whom I have guided, Allah says, So seek guidance from me and I shall guide you, all of you are hungry besides those whom I have granted food, so seek food from me and sustenance from me, and I will sustain you may Allah subhanahu wa taala grant that to us. So we need to make dua, Allah subhanho wa Taala then tells us about the walls there are certain verses that are there. Regarding the wars. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about them because a lot of the battles took part in the
month of Ramadan. He says worku hifu 32 Moon fight them wherever they are. What does that mean?
That means that at the time of Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam they were not allowed to fight and retaliate. They were beaten, and they were slaughtered, and they were persecuted to a great degree and Allah subhanho wa Taala did not permit them to retaliate. Until one day Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed verses to say now you may fight them wherever they are, because they have fought you and Allah mentions verses that we read tonight regarding the Battle of butter and the Battle of hood and various other battles that took place remember these verses are not instructions for me and you today. They are records of history that are mentioned in the Quran, whereby we can
learn examples from so you find some non Muslims pick up the Quran and they say this Quran preaches terrorism. Know the Quran is the furthest away from terrorism, but they have not understood the Quran. The Quran has verses of history where history is recorded. they translate it as though those are commands for me and you know, they are not commands. When Allah says fight those who have fought you. He has addressed it to those people at the time Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and them and Allah subhanho wa Taala says, We're afraid
to ask, you can take them out, drive them out of the same place that they drove you out from what was that place? That was Makaton? mocha Rama, the momineen were driven out of Makkah Tomoko Rama, so Allah subhanho wa Taala is instructing them that now you have the permission to drive them back out of there. So none of us should interpret those verses the way the non Muslims want us to interpret the verses today and intend call us a bunch of terrorists. May Allah protect us. We are not that Islam is full of peace. It means peace, it stands for peace, and it will only teach and preach peace and all of us need to understand that so we must not fall in the trap. We need to know these verses
are connected to issues that occurred in history. We need to learn from them. Just like the other books of history where other wars which were fought by the non Muslims are recorded. In those particular books. No one says that the British are barbaric, or the Americans are barbaric. When books of history record what they have done in the past, but rather we learn from what they have done they also learn from what they have done. The same applies the Quran has three items in it fee hubzu man cabana, it has news about those before us. It has items of history in it wafi Nova Maya kuno bandana, and it has news and prophecies of what is going to come in the future. And it has
Pokemon avena it has laws and regulations governing how we shall lead our own lives and judging between us. Those are the three types of verses in the Quran. So the verses we have read today, they applied at the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And they definitely serve as a lesson for all of us. But let's let's not misunderstand it when someone comes to the layman as a Muslim, or non Muslim shows you the Quran and says you know, look at these verses, they are telling you go and fight the Kufa. No those verses are addressing Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and those people at that time, there are reasons of revelation behind these verses. May Allah subhanho wa
Taala grant us understanding and I hope and I pray that everyone here has a clear mind that Islam is definitely only that which promotes peace. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala continues to mention immediately after that, and I told you he spoke about war because some of the wars took place in the month of Ramadan. Then he speaks about Hajj.
complete Hajj and Umrah fulfill it for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala Why does he speak about Hajj after Ramadan which months start as soon as Ramadan finish finishes the month of Hajj. So that is why not coincidentally Allah subhanho wa Taala then makes mention of Hajj because after Ramadan there is Hajj and even Ramadan there is so Allah subhanho wa Taala asks us also to soften our hearts from the month of Ramadan we must prepare for Hajj and Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of certain drugs that people should be making. Do
hatch and certain two hours that people should not be making during Hajj and during the month of Ramadan. And at all other times. So what are the two hours that we should not be making? Allah says, feminine CMA
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karate min holla. There are certain people, let's ask ourselves if we are from amongst them, we might be guilty of this. Certain people who make a do I Allah give me give me give me in this dunya I want this, I want that I want this. I want that. I want a good wife, a good husband, I want a good home a nice car. I want this and I want that. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says they forget to make dua about the al Qaeda. Allah says they will have nothing in the alpha, nothing in the alpha. And Allah says then there are others. woman whom
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There are others and we should be from amongst them who say Oh Allah, grant us goodness in the dunya. But Grant has goodness in the afra as well and save us from the punishment of the grave. If you take a look carefully at that. There There are three two ads. One is Allah grant us goodness in this world. The other is Allah grant us goodness in the hereafter. And the third is Allah save us from the punishment of the grave which is also connected to the hereafter. So from three two are connected to the Hereafter, and one is connected to the dunya 66% of our class should be connected to the earth, and 33% should be connected to the dunya are we guilty of not doing that, if that is
the case, it does not cost much to raise our hands and to make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah grant me, Jana, those who have died 200 years ago, have died for longer than they were alive already. And when we die, we will be dead for longer than we've ever lived, even if our lives happen to increase and go beyond 100 years, because we will die for far more than that. So let's understand don't only make dua for wealth and for the goodness of the dunya it's not prohibited to make the dua we should make it but not at the expense of the Tao of the earth here. May Allah grant us the correct balance between the two. And after that Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us about the tests
that he's going to inflict us with once again. He says, um has he been?
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Do you think that you are going to intergender easily, Allah says, Allah grant us can easily there is one way that is very easy. That is through the intercession of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that is mentioned in various a hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he will have the power of intercession on the day of piano. May Allah subhanho wa Taala. grant that to us, that is a very easy way. But Allah says, Do you think it's going to be simple to intergender? Allah in La Silla De La Jolla, the commodity that Allah has has for sale is expensive. You need to read your Salah, your Sokka, and so on, you need to engage in constant Toba. But here Allah says, do you think
you're going to enter Jannah easily and we have not yet tested you with those things that we have tested those before you?
How are those before us tested? Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
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overcame them, war overtook them, difficulty and calamity befell them and they suffered in so many ways they were shaken. They will literally shaken until even the believers and the prophets from amongst them raise their hands and they said yeah Allah, when is your health going to come? And Allah says, Don't worry, my health is very near. Don't we feel sometimes that when is the health of Allah subhanho wa Taala going to come? This Oh my suffering everywhere we look, the Muslims are being persecuted in one way or another. We must understand Be patient. And Allah subhanho wa Taala tells musala his salat wa salam and his brother Harun after they made the dua, your drive is
accepted, but in order to achieve the fruits of that, you must be steadfast. Allah Kazu Jeeva Dawa, to Kuma festa team.
Yoda has been answered, but now you need to remain steadfast A lot of us are guilty of worrying about what's happening to the oma when it is happening to the oma because of us when we ourselves are so far away from the path we are an insult to our own religion sometimes. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us more conscious of of him at all times. And Allah subhanho wa Taala after that speaks about Nika. How Nika why nikka
a person generally makes in the month of Ramadan, if they are married yeah Allah give me happiness in my marriage Allah grant me children who will be the author of the coolness of my eyes, y'all. I've got children already. Make them pious. Make them this
Make them that grant me a long and healthy life and so on and so forth. But a person who is not married yet Allah grant me a spouse, who will be the coolness of my eyes. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open the doors for all those who are not married, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant them spouses who will be the coolness of their eyes. But what is more important than nica is the life after Nika. That is what is more important. So Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about Nika. And Firstly, he says what type of a person you should marry, marry those who are God conscious so that they will not oppress you in any way male or female. And Allah says those who have no Eman, those
who are polytheists are polytheists. Those who are polytheist, stay far away from them unless they are ready to accept Islam, then they become equivalent to you and you can marry them thereafter. While I
mean, don't ever marry a person who associates partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala until they leave that and they accept Allah subhanho wa Taala and the man, don't ever marry those, you know, today, if I were to give you a simple example, and I've given this example in the past, if there is a person who is a vegetarian, and another person who only eats seafood, he's on a seafood diet.
If the two had to marry,
would that marriage work? Well, someone might say, yes, it might work. But your food is absolutely different. This person cannot touch anything to do with vegetables, that person cannot touch anything to do with seafood. So after one year or two years, you'd get sick of each other. Doesn't it make common sense? It does. So if that is the case with people whose eating habits are different, completely different. What about those whose entire faith is different? Do you think that marriage can work? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to marry the muslimeen or to marry those who are ready to accept Islam? May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for all of us. So Allah
subhanho wa Taala addresses both the male and the female and tells them look when you want to marry, make sure you know who you are marrying and why you are marrying. What is the reason? What are you looking at what are the qualities you are looking at? Now Allah make that easy for us. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala after that speaks about Allah. You know, normally we hardly hear about Allah, because when we have Anika function, it's wrong for the Imam to start talking about Palak. If that particular marriage breaks, they will say, you know, we were cursed from day one when that Imam spoke about Pollock at our wedding at our Nika. So for that reason, a lot of us do not know the
rules about the law. We need to learn them we need to educate ourselves in that regard. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, if you would like
if you would like to divorce a woman divorce her, if you are going to live with her, live with her correctly. If you are not going to live with her, release her in a good manner, but don't keep her hanging. While
you're on Lita do, don't keep them held neither married nor unmarried. Just because you want to punish them. No, that must never happen. And Allah subhanho wa Taala also says that whenever husband and wife would like to reconcile, nobody must come in their path if they are reconciling for the correct reasons Allah subhanho wa Taala says, or either
after you have divorced your wives at vocable divorce and that divorce, which is one A lot has has gone through and you have been separated. If still you want to get back, no one must stop you from getting back to your own spouse. Obviously a new nica is required if the term of the day is over. And in these verses Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the terms of the exam of both a woman who has been divorced and the woman who has been widowed May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us understanding many people now feel that you know what, that was an ancient ruling of a long time ago nowadays we don't need to sit in it that well law here I tell you that is haram thinking. That type
of thinking is haram. Allah Who has created us is the one who knows how we operate. It is like a person who says I have a motor vehicle. I would like to turn right but I'm going to turn the steering left because I know better what I'm doing it's barbaric to turn the steering right when you want to turn right i'd rather turn it left and I know I will turn right. That is exactly the same of the like the person who thinks they know better when Allah subhanho wa Taala says listen, this is the prescription This is that it that and we think that no, that was a tale of a long time ago. So we will bash into other motor vehicles and it will result in our own death or in the destruction of
our own bodies. May Allah not do that to us. You know when it comes to a motor vehicle it's very easy for us to understand because we know we will be hurt, but when it comes to the law of Allah subhanho wa Taala
It becomes difficult, doesn't it? Why because unfortunately we need to build on our Eman because it has become weak sometimes May Allah grant us the benefit of the month of Ramadan. This is why he gives us the month of Ramadan. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the rights of husband and wife. And the fact that each one has rights similar to those rights that they themselves have to fulfill. So the husband can come and say, you know, my rights, and the wife can come and say, you know, my rights, because they both have rights, you know, our rights, you have rights, I have rights. But Allah subhanho wa Taala says, if we fulfill those rights correctly, then the male is
granted one step higher than the female, obviously, because he is the husband, he is supposed to be the breadwinner, and he's supposed to be fulfilling so many roles. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to fulfill our roles, and not to think that those roles are the roles that we eat from the bakery. Because a lot of the people unfortunately now they've swapped roles and they don't understand. So when you tell them how you fulfill your role, they tell you you know what I've even eaten it. May Allah protect us or Allah grant us understanding. So each one needs to fulfill his his or her role. And Allah subhanho wa Taala after that makes mention of ayatul kursi very briefly, it
is a solid verse, a very solid verse. I'm sure we all know it by heart, it has protection in it one day above, where are the Allahu anhu caught shapen and he was about to strangle Stefan and Stefan tells him You know what, I can teach you something which will give you protection from me and my progeny. So, I said all right, in that case, I will leave you and he shavon taught Abu hurayrah ayatul kursi
who left shaytaan and went to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and said you know what I was taught these verses by Chopin, because obviously shaitaan must have heard the verses when they were being revealed. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says sadaqa wahaca Zoo, watch out, be careful. He's a very big liar. But in this case, he told you the truth. He's a very big liar. But in this case, he told you the truth. Amazing. That means I have to see will protect us from shape and may we be granted the ability to read it every morning and evening for protection. And Allah subhanho wa Taala then speaks about spending wealth in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he
spending the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So many verses speak about spending in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But do you know what these verses are different? Allah subhanho wa Taala says, la Posada t qu.
O you who believe, understand and realize that you can spoil the reward of your charities, by doing what by bragging about it. The minute you brag about a charity that you have spent, you lose the reward of it. And Allah says the minute you harm people, because you feel that you are the one who is wealthy, and you are the one who controls everything, because people depend on that wealth of yours. The minute that type of attitude comes in us, Allah says you've already spoiled the entire charity. So these verses are very important. All of us give out a little bit of charity, even those who cannot afford give out one round two round five rounds will lie it is an act of worship, that
will cleanse our hearts. Allah subhanho wa Taala says but once you give, I don't think you did anyone a favor. They did you a favor by accepting that wealth. If Allah subhanho wa Taala did not want it, he would have used someone else in the same course. And it has happened so many times where people come across and they say I will not spend in this cause anymore, not realizing that instead of them fixing those people allies fixing them because Allah does not want them to use their wealth in such a course. May Allah protect us it is very, very deep and Allah subhanho wa Taala then tells us
about interest and the fact that we should not be eating interest. I want to mention just one verse Allah says for inlanta Filofax and OB Harbin Allah he was only if you're not going to leave interest and the eating of interest and the dealing in interest and so on. Allah says, war is being announced against you by Allah and His messenger. Today, if the army of any country had to announce war against me or you or my community, we would be the first to run away because we know what would happen. Not the armies of any countries but Allah subhanho wa Taala himself, the creator of the universe is telling us Be careful, don't cheat, don't deceive when it comes to sustenance, earn a
halal sustenance be happy and Allah will grant you happiness in your progeny as well. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant that to us was Allah Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Shahada later