Why should I spend?

Mufti Menk

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Friday Jumu’ah Lecture from the Islamic Centre in Male, Maldives on spending in the right cause.

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Alhamdulillah

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Alhamdulillah

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Allah God Allah Allah, Allah.

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Allah Himanshu nohrian fusina woman say Dr. Molina Maria de la, la

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La da da Allah Allah.

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Allah sharika wash. Mohammed Abu rasuluh Sophie you

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Umberto Eco la hora de la what aqui omentum Jonah de la la, from LA to have Luna Casa but for whom la luna moon, my beloved brothers and sisters in Islam. Indeed it is very important for us to be conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The successful are those who are constantly reminding themselves that they were created by the maker and they are going to return to the same maker.

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So what was the purpose of this creation? You and I know that Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about it. When he says warmer

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in Bordeaux, indeed, I have not created mankind or Jin kind, except so that they may wish of me. And we know that when we came onto this earth, we were naked, we had no clothing, we were closed by those around us. And thereafter, we will look after by those around us. They were parents in most cases, sometimes guardians, sometimes someone else. And later on we became from among those who were concerned about livelihood, what is known as risk or sustenance. And as we started earning one of our duties was not to become so attached to what we've earned in a way that we forget where we are going, many people in life, it is all about money. It is all about money, to the degree that we

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forget where we are going thereafter. Wealth is meant to assist us to get to the destination. But it is not the destination itself. Some people think when I've earned a million or a billion I have succeeded will lie II that is not correct. What is correct is when you have earned a million or a billion, you have a chance to be able to spend in a way that when you get to your destination, you are actually in the right place.

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And this is why today I would like to highlight the importance of spending correctly spending in a good cause for Indeed, many of us have wealth, but how many of us actually spend it in the right way. Sometimes you have money and you only think about spending it on yourself. So you become miserly, you become selfish, not realizing that when you put it in a good cause, it will then become that which is fruitful, it will grow it is an investment.

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Allah is the one who the example of the one who spends in the right cause in the pleasure of Allah in the cause of Allah is the example of a seed seed the verse is longer but I the point I want to raise is the seedling you know that when you sow a seed in the ground, what do you expect, you expect it to grow and flourish

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savasana fee

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to have what

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Allah speaks about how it is multiplied thereafter, more than 700 fold more than 700 fold. Imagine if you were to invest an amount of money and people tell you we will give you 700% profit. So panela I'm sure you would have to tell me to where that is because I want to put my money there as well. While Allah is telling you that when you spend in the right cause when you reach out to those in need, we will ensure

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It is multiplied not only 700 times but 700 is the minimum. So what should I do? My beloved brothers and sisters, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how well actually belongs to Allah. It is temporarily with you and I the evidence of it is the minute you die, the minute you close your eyes, that money that gold and silver, those dollars, those pounds, whatever it was, will come to no avail. It will not be able to help in any way but what you spent while you were alive, that is what will help you. Allah says in verse number 24 of sola to know what to

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me.

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Give them from the wealth of Allah give them from whose wealth, the wealth of Allah, the wealth that belongs to Allah that He gave you, in the first place? How many people work so hard, they don't earn much, how many people do not work hard, but they earn a lot. It is from Allah. Allah is the one who chooses whom to give, how much to give, now you have it, what are you going to do with it? There will come a day when Allah will take it away from you, my beloved brothers and sisters, or Allah takes you away from it. And this is why in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala describes the one who turned away from Allah when he gets to the Day of Judgment, he will wish that he could give all the

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wealth he has as ransom to say take it, but give me freedom from the fire. And Allah says it's too late when you had it. You loved it so much that you forgot where you were going to do that my brothers and sisters, when you have something realized, it is an Amana it is a trust from Allah to you. Either it will go away or you will go away from it. Use it while you have it in the right direction. So what do you use it for? Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he speaks of how it is a charitable deal to spend your wealth, even starting with your own family members. To put a look man look meaning a morsel, one morsel of food into the mouth of your spouse, your children is an act of

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charity. Some people have lots of wealth, but they don't spend on their family members. They don't spend on their relatives, those are known as

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those who are related to you they have a right look after them, take care of them. May Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us in every single way. Similarly, when it comes to a person who is generous, he becomes close to Allah through his generosity. Don't let your heart become attached to materialistic items for indeed it becomes detached from Allah, the more you are attached to the world, the more you are detached from Allah, it is a seesaw effect, may Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us. So what is of absolute importance is we realize when I have something Allah is watching, what am I going to do with this thing? Am I going to do something prohibited something However, if

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that is the case, I have invested in a deal that is going to come about with a loss. You put your money you're throwing it away? Allah says don't do that spend in the right cause in that which is that which is permissible. If you were to spend in that which is permissible the minimum is you get the reward for having protecting your wealth from being spanked in Hara May Allah subhanahu wa Jalla grant us halaal sustenance. I mean, may Allah grant us the ability to earn in a halal way because there are so many ways out there that are not halal. They don't come about with Baraka with blessings they come about with the snatching away of the blessings they come about with issues and

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problems within our homes within our health. Learn to be charitable, those charities will help you become close to Allah in a hadith the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says the generous person is close to Allah subhanho wa Taala and he is close to the people and he is far away from hellfire. You help someone on the Day of Judgment you will be helped remember this. If you assist someone in this world, you help them through their problems. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says Allah will help you on the Day of Judgment through your own problems and difficulties. Then the Haddad continues to say a miserly person, a stingy person, a selfish person. They are far from Allah

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because they don't realize why they have the wealth. Do you have the wealth to amass the figures? If that was the case, like I said earlier, when you die, where will that wealth go? It is gone and gone for good. It will not help you. What you spent is what will help you

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Pour that which you keep with yourself, it is going to be depleted, but that which is with Allah, it will last forever. One of the tough I see of this beautiful verse is when you have deposited something with Allah you will see its fruit but if you kept it with you it will deplete itself. When I have a million I kept it with me as I close my eyes, the heirs of fighting for a portion of that million. But if I spent it while I was alive, I'm smiling that I spent it in a good cause here is the masjid that I bought mumble Allah He was eaten by Allah benalla hulagu beighton Jana, whoever builds for the sake of Allah, a Masjid a place of worship, not in order to compete with people but

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for the sake of Allah I did it. Allah says he will build for you a place in Jenna, a home a house in paradise. So if you wanted you need to reach out sometimes even if it means to assist in the renovation or the upkeep of the house of Allah Subhana Allah May Allah help us to use our wealth in the good cause. Then we have the same duration continues to say the person gets distilled from Allah due to his mind silliness and he becomes distant from the people due to the same miserliness when I miserly, what's the point people will want to greet me? They know this man. He's selfish. He's on his own. He doesn't like to help anyone but he has millions and billions. May Allah subhanho wa

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Taala forgive us. So a person becomes distinct from the people as well. And at the same time, he becomes far away from Jin Jin natural feel those May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us gentlemen, this man.

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What a great companion of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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On many occasions he spent so much that the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam told him there is no harm upon us man, no blame upon him. He does not need to worry after today he has spent and he has earned his paradise. He was known as honey honey, meaning well wealthy, a person who has a lot and he bought he bought one of the wells in Madina munawwara to help the Muslim in battle of the book he gave so much more than a lot of others. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam praised him and said he has earned through spending this shows us that you can actually earn the paradise of Allah subhanho wa Taala through spending your wealth, my brothers and sisters that are spending a good

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cause.

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Also, what we need to realize is that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in a very short but powerful duration it canara wallow kitamura protect yourselves from the fire, even if it means by being charitable with a piece of a date, a piece of a day, not the whole day. Someone might say oh, I'm not a rich man. So the rich people give me but what do i do i need no learn to give even from what you have, even if it is a little because you can save yourself from the fire by a charity you've given that is not a date, you know dates you buy in kilos. Allah says not the Kino. Allah did not speak of the kilo of dates, Allah did not speak of 20 days, 10 days, Allah did not speak of one

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day he said a piece of a date. Imagine how many of us can say that we cannot give that sponsor Allah. We can we can give more than that. If you have one cent to give, give it it is possible that net cent will come and save you on the Day of Judgment. It was a charitable deed in the right cause May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all goodness and May Allah help us all. Allah says those who hold gold and silver let them be warned of the day of punishment the day when that will be smeared onto their heads and foreheads and they will be told tastes from the heat of that which you did not spend in the cause of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The verse reads as follows. We'll

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For us to know that Allah subhanho wa Taala has informed us that when we pass away, our deeds come to an end besides a few deeds and he makes an exception. It is important for me to know which deeds are going to benefit me the most and which deeds are those that will continue even after I have died? Because you and I know that when a person dies, the deeds are finished. The deeds are over, but alive

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And this is through the hadith of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he tells us something very beautiful, very interesting, either.

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In,

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in Latin, if the son of Adam meaning of a human being passes away, then his deeds are cut off, except through three things. What are these three things. The first one is knowledge, beneficial knowledge that he left behind, you knew something, you were not selfish with it, you taught it to others. When you taught it to others, they taught it to others as well. And those third generation taught it to the fourth and the fifth, and the sixth, sixth generation seven generations after you died. People are benefiting from something you taught them something you left behind. This is why my brothers and sisters make it your business to teach people be generous. Secondly, the Hadith of the

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam speaks about how a child that you leave behind would actually benefit you when they do good because you invested in teaching the child you invested in looking after that particular child by giving them a decent upbringing in a way that they pray for you, they think to have for you what to do, so that when

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a child who prays for this person, they will definitely benefit from that particular prayer. Similarly, the first point that is actually raised in that hand, it is something known as Southern cotton geria, what is the meaning of Southern jerian, a charity that was given by this human being and the charity, the effects of it lasts well beyond the death of that person that is known as sadaqa jariya, continued charity, you help towards the school towards a madrasa towards a Masjid towards an orphanage towards any good cause, you know, the forest to have some fruit trees or trees that present or give benefit of the shade etc. and so many other points, you helped make the pathway

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the roads, whatever else it is, you have assisted in some way people pray for you every time they benefit from it. And even if they haven't prayed for you directly, the fact that you reach out to them for the sake of Allah, you will achieve the benefit of it. My brothers and sisters, let's think deeply What are we doing with our money? What are we doing with our wealth, and let us try to invest it in the best possible way. I'm not talking of investments for here in this world alone. I'm talking more of the hereafter think about where I can put my money so that the minute I close my eyes, I have my own Paradise Island somewhere in the real paradise. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala

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