Channel: Mufti Menk
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Today, if we were to tell you here that they are maybe four or 5000 people, and they are another four or 5000 people outside, each one of us needs to take one to our home and look after them for another 10 years.
What would happen, it would need a heart made of gold.
To do that, it would need a heart made of gold, we cannot get along with our own parents anymore. Your wife and husband whom Allah has selected for you, you've had children together, you're not ready to live together.
So what about the strange person who comes from outside it needs a golden heart. And this is why to solve your crises in your families, and amongst your families and between husband and wife, children, parents and so on. You need a golden heart without the golden heart which has the belief in Allah, you're going to solve no problems.
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What a powerful verse, Allah He, Allah is describing the heart made of gold. He says, As for those meaning the unsub, the helpers who are in Madina, munawwara, who opened their homes and houses, and they embraced their friends who were coming, their brothers in faith who are coming through from muckety muck up Mama, and they gave them preference. They love them for the sake of Allah. And they gave them preference, even though they were in desperate need themselves. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Whoever can protect himself from that stinginess, and from that level of wanting things for himself, if you can protect yourself from that selfishness, then you are indeed successful. A lot of
us have problems because we are selfish. We want things for ourselves. If I don't get that post, I am going to continue fighting whoever gets on to the post. That's how we look at things. If I am not selected or elected, I am going to fight the person who is selected or elected, when only one person has to be selected or elected. And for your information. The rest of us need to acknowledge that that's what happens a lot.
And we become selfish, and we don't learn from the companions of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam their hearts made of gold. Let me give you an example. Subhana Allah, they were told
the answer, we're told the people of Madina munawwara that these are your brothers that have come to you from Mecca, they were wealthy. They were people who own the lot at the moment, they have nothing because everything was usurped by the co founder of course. And what would like what we would like you to do on Saturday, you will open your doors, each one will take one we will decide who will come with each one of you. And they were so happy. They happily took through these people, the those who are known as Mahajan. Even if it was in our time, they would be known as refugees, refugees.
And perhaps we would have put little tents outside Medina to say that is the camp, let us go and keep them there until the problem is solved. And they would have stayed there for years on end. But Islam says that was not the solution. The solution was something else embrace them. They are your brothers. The only thing is Allah chose different parents for them.
What is the link between me and you? We are the same. We are human beings. Don't you have two eyes? Well, I do too. Don't you have five fingers on each hand? Well, I do too. So Han Allah. What is the difference? Allah chose different parents for me and different for you. You did not choose Allah chose Why were these parents chosen so that you and I can have a sense of belonging so that at least we can live a life having someone around us to take care of us and having been people who can interact with others on different levels. One of the reasons why we have family, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding. So take a look at these unsolved what they did, half of the
was shared with these people as inheritance. If one person has to die today we have a problem giving out that inheritance according to the law of Allah to our own family members, we've got an issue Subhanallah how many times we have
People who come about and say shift is the no way that I can block this one son of mine from inheriting because he has never helped me. And you look at him and you say there are no loopholes in the Sharia nothing, no loopholes, you cannot do that. Maybe when you die, he will make the draft. We've seen it happening. Sometimes when a person dies, those who are good to him in his life, they took the money and they went, and the one who was not so good, he realized at that point, Whoa, that was my dad. And he starts making do it in a way that there is greater benefit from that one yet the father who passed away would never have known better.
So don't underestimate the value. Those people were ready to give strangers who was brother and brother and have this in the deen, those people were ready to give them half of the wealth. They were ready to give them a share of the wealth of inheritance. But Subhana Allah with us, we are so weak, we don't even know and we don't even want to know the laws of inheritance, let alone follow them.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen us. So now we have Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a powerful leader, the most powerful leader ever in existence Subhan Allah and look at how the solution of these matters was so simple, so easy, yet, they required a great sacrifice. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, those are the successful who are the successful those who can protect themselves from their own selfishness. And what we would term stinginess, miserliness. If you amazingly won't be successful, remember that my brothers and sisters,
if you have the selfish attitude, you will not be successful. Maybe as an individual you might see a little bit, but remember, we live on a globe, holistically we have a responsibility towards every other human being and all the other creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
the matter was sorted, so much so that some of the companions had even offered to give much more than just half of the wealth. But those who had come from Makkah, were not lazy. They do work very hard, and in no time they saw wealth