Channel: Mufti Menk
Umar Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina Nigeria, 30 June 2019
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Every single time we start,
we would be wrong if we did not start in the name of Allah Who created us.
He is the one who is in absolute control of every aspect of our existence. So we start in his name always, and not just starting his name, but we praise Him upon all conditions, no matter what the condition is, we actually praise Him.
We said hamdulillah
we praise Allah upon all conditions, what are we learning and how they
receive us protection from the condition of those who shall be cast in hellfire. It's also important whenever we start anything important that we sell blessings and salutations upon those who are chosen by the Almighty, at the head of which is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
his household, his companions are not chosen. And we are honored that they were chosen because their sacrifices were such that today, we are sitting here in the name of Allah.
And the message that was delivered by Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam has reached even this particular place,
Who would believe that the message that was spread,
without any internet without any technological
gadgets of mass media, without even the microphone
without the sound system,
without telephones, faxes, whatever else there was even
a few decades ago, with nothing, that message would actually reach billions, not millions. So
this, my brothers, my sisters, is a lesson.
And when you do something with the correct intention,
with sincerity for the sake of Allah, Allah will allow it
to reach wherever he wants it to reach and allow and allow which to grow.
A few moments ago,
I happen to pass by another beautiful educational institution
from this place.
And as I entered
there were many students, boys and girls really excited.
If you notice, brother Shane, who spoke earlier was trying to say Be quiet. Did you notice?
What did I tell him?
I told him, don't keep people quiet. Just start off with the recitation on the board.
That's what happened. Automatically everyone was quiet.
If we keep on saying keep quiet, keep quiet, keep quiet. People will keep talking. There is excitement, but the minimum we should show that excitement without being unruly. So I'm happy and I'm proud of what I witnessed here. In terms of dead silence, dead silence for the word of Allah Allahu Akbar.
That is a sign
that we are in the mercy of Allah, wa ala.
When the Quran is being recited, listen carefully, attentively, silently, concentrate on the meanings of the words in order that you achieve Rama, what is the mercy
us you want mercy. When a last message comes to you get quiet. Listen carefully, attentively. Allah says
you will achieve the mercy of Allah. So I want to tell you and I've said it hundreds of times so those of you who have followed some of my lectures, the only reason why we know each other
is because of
it was not kind of luck.
You would not know me.
Do you agree?
So this is called Love in Allah. That's what it is.
This is called Love in Allah. Because the power does not belong to me, it belongs to the message. Remember that, that is the power, we get excited about the message.
See, what should make you excited is the virtue of Allah, the mercy of Allah is better than everything, any one of you can amass, or anyone has a mess. When people they amass material items, they amass degree after degree of the degree they have adopted attending, go beyond, etc, more exciting than all of that is just the mercy of Allah.
Just the mercy of
Allah. Joe, I'm here to encourage you and my brothers and sisters, and I'm aware, I'm aware that I'm addressing a very diverse,
I'm aware that I'm addressing a very diverse cross section of brothers and sisters, those who are students, professionals,
and so on.
I am so proud that the noise is coming from behind me and not in front of
you notice that you notice the brothers disturbing, outside at the back, but not in front of us. And we excuse their excitement, I think if we try to tackle them, we might make it worse, right?
But my brothers and sisters, I must let you know
that we without developing your connection with Allah no matter what you have done in life, it becomes a waste. Because life is so short. Life is very short. No matter who you are, how powerful you are, how elevated you may be, no matter what Allah has blessed you with in terms of intellect, in terms of success in terms of good looks. All of that has to come to an end there is no way no way that that is going to remain. In fact even the battery in this microphone is about to come to an end.
It has to for Allah to test us what is going to be your reaction. What are you going to do?
Are you really a humble servant of mine? Or do you have a level of arrogance
mean given the most blessing of creation has said he will not enter Paradise in whose heart is even a mustard seeds wait worth of pride. The pride here that is being referred to is actually arrogance. When we're arrogant, we despise people we look at others as no lower than us. Allah says
there is no space in gentlemen that is actually a warning. It's just a warning to say once your hearts understand that they will come with what we have given you. We are going to take it away. What we have given you we are going to take it away from Pamela so my brothers and sisters, the first thing you need to remember is developing your relationship with Allah. understand who is alive. I spoke about it earlier this morning at a different event here in this beautiful city of Katsina
In fact, it's not a beautiful city. It is a very beautiful city Mashallah.
I think you were worried when I said it's not a beautiful city. They were like, what is he going to say now? Right?
May Allah subhanho wa Taala Bless you. Really. It is so beautiful that even the heat has a beauty in it. Allah it's a beautiful eat mela with Hannah with Allah bless all of us. Allah grant us ease. Okay, let's get back to what we were saying. My beloved brothers and sisters. Remember, your life is very short. And I would like to actually give you an example of a game of sports which sport is common here in Katsina
football. They say football.
Is that true? The sisters have no answer.
Is it true? All they know as well.
But I tell you, how many minutes is a match?
90 minutes. So when the game starts, what is it all about? What should you be doing? If you are playing? What's your main aim?
to score? Everyone said to score right? How many goals?
As many as possible? If you are winning 20 zero? Do you just stop the game? Will you carry on?
You carry on to break a world record? How many do you want to score? as many? Right? If we can get to 15? Is it it will break a world record? What if the opposition is winning five zero? What are you going to do? We are going to work even harder, right?
And then what happens? At 45 minutes they break for a short while to remind you, it is now half time. One law here I'm giving you an example my beloved brothers and sisters in your life, your life is very similar to that.
Your life is very, very similar to that. You have 70 minutes, how many minutes 70 minutes each minute, can be translated into a year.
Approximate approximately 70 years from the beginning. From the beginning. You have to score goals. You have to score goals. Are you following? Can you hear me at the back?
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
Please? I'm not
speaking to myself.
So you need to score as many goals as you can one after the other. What will I do when I'm young? Yes, I will have to go to school. I will be disciplined today I was speaking to a few young boys and I was telling them you know what? Make sure that you have good company. And you say good words. That's the main thing. If you don't have good company, you end up doing drugs with those who are doing drugs while your football match is going on. Everything is moving. And shaytan is scoring the goals who is on the other side of our match shavon
shavon scores a goal. That's the goal that he has fought 123 we are losing three zero, we are losing 302 shavonne. We are losing 302 shaytan. Do you know what? The game is not over. We can still win for three before we die. Who has won? We won? What was the score for three? They don't mind a lot doesn't mind what the school was for as long as you want? You know, where is the evidence of that?
whoever's whoever's scale of good is actually heavy, heavier. They are the ones who are successful. You may have some bad deeds, but your good deeds outweigh the bad. On the day of judgment, there will be a scale there will be a scale that scale will wait good deeds and bad deeds it raise your score. If you have more good deeds, less bad deeds, Allah will ignore your bad deeds and give you agenda to those. If you have more bad deeds and less good deeds, then you are the only one to blame for la yellowman.
Such a person should blame none other than himself. So we need to continue to score goals no matter what. And it will be 123 we will continue if shavon scores a goal. Don't worry, you go and score more and more and seek the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah will open your doors, but don't waste time. There is no room for playing games. Have you ever seen a man while the football match is going on? He's just sitting and he sits down and he starts doing his own thing. They will kick him out of the beach. Right? They will kick you out on the beach.
But they are serious in life. Let's take our life seriously. It is very short. Life is not long. We have already in many instances clocked one third of our lives. Those of you at this university, you can clock already a quarter or a third of your life. How many goals have you scored?
The minute you have bad company bad friends, you do something bad shaytan is scoring against you. Don't let that happen. Don't let it happen. He will score one and two and three and he will continue scrolling if you don't watch yourself. What's your company the Prophet sallallahu Sallam tells us about company. Be careful of the
type of friends you'll mix with. If you mix with someone who's not interested in Allah and the connection with Allah and salah and the correct dress code you can forget about success.
You need to mix with those who have high values and morals, they are aiming to the sky. If you are with them you will get to the clouds at least which is good enough.
But the moment you are distracted, and the moment you become materialistic in your thinking, your aim is only that which is a large in that which is in front of you. You have lost you have lost
the Quran tells us can burn to him buena De La da da da
da ne but you love that which is Arjuna that which is immediately in front of you in the dunya but you are forgetting the heart here you are forgetting the life after death.
How can you forget the life after death? The trophy of the winning team of the football match is only given after the match is over. After the whistle is blown. In our case the trumpet being blown life coming to an end. Don't waste your life use it correctly when you miss one Salah shaden has scored a goal.
When you commit a sin Chandon has scored a goal to be saved say Atal Hashanah. Ooh ha ha ha leakiness abaco knockin Hassan, the most blessing of creation sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says, follow up your bad deeds with good deeds.
Allah will wipe out your bad deeds, meaning change your life become a better person. What are you waiting for?
and treat people with the best character Holly penis of the fallopian Hudson. And Allah will give you Jenna Subhana Allah, when you want to paradise, it is earned by two characteristics number one, it is earned by law.
It is earned by the quality the meaning of toccoa law he is development of the correct relationship with Allah that is Taka. Taka is piety. taqwa is the consciousness of Allah. taqwa is the fear that is born out of love of Allah.
Do you know what is meant by fear that is born out of love?
Do you want me to explain it.
When you love someone so much that you don't want to upset them, you are fearing to go against them. Because you don't want the relationship to be destroyed. That is a fear that is born out of extreme love. You follow? That is a lie.
You understand what we were saying? with us. We love some people sometimes in a wrong way, but we want to hurt them. But we heard some law. Or when I say we heard a law I mean we upset him. We make him angry with us or we perhaps earn his wrath through our deeds. But another human being we are prepared to be such with them that they are not upset with us. Let us learn to develop Dakota one of the characteristics of going to Jannah taqwa The second one was to
treat people with respect. Talk to people nicely. Help people reach out to people go and look for the sick people and visit them. You scoring goals follow how many of the youth out here, go to visit the sick? How many?
How many take the time, or make the time to go and visit those who are sick and elderly to spend the moment with them. Your own parents sometimes we don't spend time with them. They are not old, we are not married. We are now somewhere else. They are somewhere else phone call, we'll do a phone call, we'll do some hand Allah, how many. These are goals that need to be scored.
And you need to keep kicking that ball and keep moving in that direction. Subhana Allah. So as you grow older, you will find that your energy begins
to show cracks in it's no longer as energetic as you were. A man who is 60 is no longer as energetic as he was when he was 20 when he was 13 and 14.
So utilize these energies. Make sure that you use all of this for the sake of Allah. When you miss Salah you have allowed shaytan to score a goal
When you fulfill your Salah, you scored the goal, it's up to you.
For football, we will make sure that the opposition doesn't score a goal. And the price is actually very small, very small. But for your real life, you don't mind scoring a goal against you by c'est la. vie.
That's why I'm here today to encourage myself, firstly, and yourselves, let's turn to Allah. That's how we will achieve success to success.
When you are at a university, high school, college work, work very hard, Your days are numbered. Remember that your days are numbered.
Many of us myself included, we regret the way we spent our time at university, even though we didn't really waste much time. Now that we are older, we feel if we were given a chance to go back, we would have used the time even more wisely, we would have used the time even more wisely. I'm sure those who are slightly older would agree with me.
If we were given the chance to go back to universities,
as productive as we were during our times there, we feel that we could have done better. So we are telling you do your best don't make the same mistakes we made.
Your people need you.
Your countrymen need you.
The Deen of Islam needs you, humanity at large needs you.
You have been given opportunities in education that your forefathers were not given.
You have been given powerful opportunities of education. take it seriously work hard, work very hard. Most of the universities I visit, they say that they say
can I say what they say?
You won't be offended.
It's okay. I can say
they say the women outperform the men. When it comes to academic studies. Most of those who graduated the females to panela with flying colors. And the men by the way, is it true here?
I can hear and yes. You know what? Yes means?
Yes. But my point is not a competition. It's just to encourage the young boys out here, work hard achieve.
Be dedicated. Someone is spending money for you to be sitting where you are sitting when you are sitting in your college.
You're a Muslim people used to look at Muslims and say these are uneducated. The tables have turned Subhana Allah and they shall turn and continue turning. I told you the opportunities we
We're not there for our forefathers. They did well given the circumstances. What are you doing?
You need to contribute towards the economy of your nation, you need to contribute. You will need to be upright you will need to be honest, you will need to be hard working. You will need to be a person who is conscious of Allah. A dududu sodoku I mean man Nabina was CDP in our Shahada, he was silent in a businessman who is upright will be resurrected with the pious and the righteous and the messengers and so on, based on his uprightness, Subhan Allah,
So this is Islam. We worship Allah alone, indeed, we follow the messenger sallallahu sallam. But at times we become distracted. At times, we don't focus on the fact that our time is limited. Time is very, very limited. We don't have much time. None of us. Who knows when they're going to die? None of us. So whatever you want to do today, do it today, not tomorrow.
Don't leave for tomorrow, what needs to be done now? It must be done now. Do it now. As far as possible.
We have a disease across the globe known as procrastination. We just lazing around leaving things. Okay. Come tomorrow. I will deal with this next week. I'm going to do it next month. I will I will. I will. Nothing will shaytan will come in the middle and make sure that you don't. Then you forget when we visit some countries and without taking names. They tell you tomorrow Tomorrow we get so irritated but we are doing the same thing in our own circles.
Work hard give to your nation. Give to your communities build we were sent onto Earth in order to build the earth
In order to leave a better place for the generations to come, trust me, we are actually leaving a worse place. We wonder what's going to happen. Some of us are even afraid to have children because we don't know what is going to happen to them.
Why we are losing focus, I am here to tell you, like I said the remainder is firstly for myself, then for everyone else to say, let us focus on the real objective, while worshiping Allah, we will build what he has asked us to build, we will we will not send on to her to kill one another. Remember that.
And I will spend a few moments explaining that
there are people who believe that if you are a Muslim, you need to kill the non Muslims, you might have heard that narrative, they will abuse verses of the Quran, misinterpret them and tell you all these enemies of Islam you can kill them, and they will go around killing. Do you know what if that was true, it means we are insulting the giver of life, who is the giver of life?
Allah, Allah gave life
who gives you the right to take that life away?
You are undermining the power of Allah
is a man not the one who can take that life away anyway?
What authority Do you have to take it away simply because you have disagreed with them on matters of religion or on matters of something else.
disagreements existed from the beginning.
Right from the beginning, from the time of Adam, there were disagreements.
We were taught to manage those disagreements with respect.
We were taught to manage those disagreements with respect. You don't take the law into your own hands, vigilantism, etc. No, we are Muslims, we will do things in an orderly fashion to panela. And we will live and coexist with those who disagree with us. In fact, we will respect their rights to their opinions.
But we are Muslim.
If we were taught to kill those who are not Muslim, none of us would be here today. Because some way up the ladder, our forefathers were not Muslim, they would have been killed.
You follow what I just said.
This is loud and clear. We see and witness a lot of killing in the name of Islam. And even in the name of other religions across the globe. When the religions actually do not preach and promote that type of killing hatred and warmongering.
I hope we can educate ourselves. And I am telling you
the minute any preacher or anyone opens his mouth, to try and instill within your heart, such a hatred that you want to harm another person, they are wrong, they are totally wrong. They need to be jailed and locked up because it is those type of people who have caused the disaster that we have faced in this country to begin with.
And then in other places.
Start off with a sweet word,
sweet recital of the Quran. And then they tell you You know what, these people don't have a right to live. They will murder our own children, they will murder their within themselves.
They will commit and engage in crimes in the name of Allah. They are merciless, in the name of the Most Merciful. When we say Bismillah he at the beginning of the surah what are the other two names of Allah Allah chose to have the Bismillah he carry on?
Is that right?
What does it mean? In the name of Allah?
The one who is the Most Merciful in several ways.
Subhana Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful? That's how Allah decided to start.
Even the beginning of Surah Fatiha Alhamdulillah Beeline me now he wants to describe himself. What did he say after that?
The most forgiving, the Most Merciful, the most compassionate SubhanAllah. But what do we do? We are mere mortals we are small human beings causing chaos, causing chaos and creating heaven on earth. This was what the angels were worried about. When they told Allah at the time Adam was created.
Oh Allah Are you
Creating on Earth, those who are going to be corrupt, those who are going to
spread corruption and chaos and they are going to spill blood. That was the question of the angels. There is a whole study as to how they knew this, and how they predicted it.
But that is besides the point the question is there. We need to prove that as Muslims, we love Allah enough to love his creation.
When Allah made something, it is connected to Allah.
Allah made you Am I right?
Guess what? The same Allah made the person sitting next to you.
And Allah, how Allah loves you, Allah loves the person sitting next to you, and those who are in this role, and those who are in the city and those who are in the country and those who are in other countries and those who are on the globe and the other creatures have Allah Allah made them.
Allah made them. So if you love Allah, you will understand the giver of the life of the dog is Allah the same Allah who gave the life of the dog, the same one who gave me my life? Subhana Allah panela that is why that happy that I keep quoting it shows you that a man who gave water to drink to a dog, he earned forgiveness in general
through giving water to a thirsty dog. A thirsty dog
if we saw a thirsty dog outside here in Katsina what would we do?
What would you do?
You would not only would you run away but you chase it away also throw a few stones that eat Am I right? Well, law eats affect change your attitude. That dog was created by the same Allah Who created you he's watching you. He's watching you.
Leave it alone if need be, but if it is thirsty and you can quench his thirst, the Hadith the Prophet Muhammad Rasul Allah speaks about a man who earned the compassion of Allah because he was compassionate to a dog.
But in Islam know some people they want to harm not only dogs, they want to harm other human beings. I always say, if quenching the thirst of a dog could earn you Jenna, what do you think quenching the thirst of another human being would get for you? What do you think it would get for you?
It would get for you in more than just gender a very high rank in general.
They will compassionate I think it's the same thing right or wrong.
But it's okay this one holds a bit better. Let me say something positive.
I don't mind the sound and speaking to loving brothers and sisters even if we put this aside and I have to scream I will enjoy it.
Mashallah, so the message I have I am not drawing you close to me. I am asking you to get close to Allah. The reason is, I am a human. If you want to get close to me, I will let you down. If I make a mistake one day you will be very hurt. You will actually feel so so let down. That's why I need to remind you to say Listen, listen, we all need this message just like you need it. I need it just like I needed you need it. Am I right? So get close to Allah. Can I tell you what happened in column University five minutes or 20 minutes ago?
They were so excited they were talking and they could not settle down they could not settle down so can a lot out of love. I hope. I'm not saying that it was something bad. They were out of love but the excitement was so much that when I got up to say a few words, I couldn't even hear myself I couldn't even hear myself even though the sound system was better than this one.
That's just an encouragement to the fathers inshallah to donate a few dollars to repair the song next time we come we will hear international auditorium of the United Nations each other here
I think it's happening already people are already starting to nod their heads Mashallah
which means I have to come back here.
So I just got up I greeted, I couldn't hear myself I told him my beloved brothers and sisters, you know what, I'm very disappointed because people are not settling down. I will have to come back here another time when you are not speaking because this is actually quite insulting as salaam alaikum and I walked away. I spoke for 35 seconds.
When I walked out, the brother said, Are you going to upload the recording? I said I have to. These are my children. They are my children. We discipline our children in a nice way. We don't beat them up.
But they must know that you need to learn to listen. When a guest comes you need to know the limits of excitement. And look at how proud I am of these brothers and sisters here. dead silence pindrop Masha Allah
May Allah subhanho wa Taala Bless you, that doesn't mean that you love me any less, or I love you any less. No, it actually is just a sign of respect. We need to talk one person talks at a time, one person at a time not many people. So if you are talking, I cannot talk I have to go away.
And if I'm talking you cannot talk Subhana Allah, you can either listen or you can depart.
So that is something we need to understand that the men in front of you is just a mere mortal. He's just a man.
If you have any do our to make quietly behind the scenes, that is what will help us. Do you hear what I said? I pray that Allah bless all of you.
But to show excitement in a way that is not befitting to us and our Deen is something keep reminding yourself not to do. Is that a good piece of advice?
There is excitement. I was excited. I walked in here and I was so happy to see people outside. I mean, for those who could not make it into this role, and they are standing out in the sun, May Allah give them Jonathan for those
and they don't even know we are making to offer them in here.
But yes, imagine people came why out of love, love for what I promise you for call Allahu wa Taala that's what it is. And the evidence of it is if I was not promoting Islam, you will not know me, I know that you will not know me.
The only connection we have is something about Islam, the deen of Allah, we are happy and proud. We have helped each other I have only been able to continue because of your two hours.
That's why I've been able to continue I've only reached Katsina because
Allah made it easy to come.
Who would dream that the person from the bottom of the alphabet? You know the alphabet starts at a right? We are right at the bottom of Zimbabwe the last name? How would I have looked up to see n k? on top of me there are other letters, other letters, other letters? Nigeria is in the north? Right to the border of Nigeria? That's where I'm standing today. Right?
Who would have thought I came here? It's Allah. Allah has chosen us to meet each other. But Allah will ask you and me as well.
You told them some things do you practice what you preach? That's the question and when to be asked.
And Allah will ask you, you have some things. Did you change your life?
Have you changed your life, the sins that you have been engaging in for so many years? Is it enough enough? is not enough? Some turn to Allah
to Allah, we will find blessings. Make an intention here and now. I'm going to quit the sins I've been committing for the sake of Allah stop here and now cut it out.
Have we made that intention?
Have we made that intention?
Have we made that intention? Mashallah, Mashallah, it should have just been one question with the big scream, but it's okay. With you, what do you want? What do you want? Everything that you ever want? Allah has it. He controls it. All you need to do build your relationship with him. One law he would have been paid the day you die will be the happiest day for you. The happiest day for you? will be the day you die. Allahu Allah. Allah yamina
Medina sawaki Maha. Shula yamina Yama
Allah make the best of our days the last days and Oh Allah make the best of our deeds, the last deeds and Oh Allah let the happiest and the best of the days of ours in the hereafter be the day that we meet with you.
become better as time passes, not worse. We are all sitting here today I'm not going to question you.
You were reminded about Salah you reminded about worshiping Allah alone following the Sunnah of Mohammed Salah Salah as best as possible, try your best be focus. Those who have followed the trends of the globe have only achieved in
What that means is they have only
gotten themselves into further depression. can I explain something to you?
If you are running behind something that runs faster than you will you will never catch up with it. Never. The richest of us will buy a Mercedes Benz 2019 Model S 500 A mg Wow.
I can already see it.
Can I explain something?
A few months after that they will be s 500 AMG Mercedes Benz 2020 already it has run faster than his is 2019. Now that is to zero to zero what happens he was happy for just a few months then it ran faster than him.
Okay, that is a high level maybe we are not as rich as that. Let me give you a simple example. Your phone?
Yes, for as long as you have the latest today it cannot remain the latest for a few more months there will be another one. They started the trick. What's the trick? They release the S 10 are many of you have an S 10. I'm sure you have at least 10 right after another while they want you to run they have an S 10 plus
machine Mashallah. After a little while they you have the STM plus you are enjoying. They will ask you what is the memory of your phone you say? 512? GB
big phone, right? No, they say we have introduced a new one one TB, one terabytes. So hon Allah, I actually have that phone s 10 Plus, and the space of the memory is one terabyte.
one terabyte is worth more than 70,000 of the libraries you have at this university.
All in one phone.
But few months later, they have an S 11 forget about us. 10 plus one GB he already depressed. Why? Don't have the latest anymore? What do you do? Either halal or haram you will try to get it right. And if you haven't got it, you'll have lost your happiness and excitement you had. You know what all of this proves that dunia voila, he runs faster than you can run.
contentment is to say, what phone do you have? I haven't Yes, five will lie. He helped me. Well, it is fitting the purpose. I really love the phone. I look after it. And I'm doing my things with it. And I thank Allah Subhana Ma.
Do you know why? Because contentment is a gift of Allah. You have your shoes. You can use them for two, three years. But no, there is a trend in some parts of the world.
I hope not here but maybe what is the train for every function and must have a new pair of clothes? Have you heard that?
You make it hard for your husband or your wife or your family members or the others. They want to live up to those who have millions and billions some people they will even borrow beg borrow steal, that's what they say. But I need another
How can I go to this wedding with the same clothes I had at the last wedding? So
what is wrong?
You can wear your shoes for five years. When I was young we used to have what is known as hand me down. Some of you still have it I'm sure you know what is handed me down. hand me downs means my eldest brother had a pair of shoes when he outsize them it was handed to the second and the third. I am number eight in the feminine by the time I added I was barely working Mashallah.
We were so happy. We were so excited to have shoes.
Today if I tell you brother, these are my shoes, just take them you will see all live in value. Right? How can I wear shoes?
Oh, you might take them and say ah This man is famous. Let me auction these shoes. They will cutscene I will make some money.
But you know
that that thinking is wrong.
Be happy with what you have. Make use of your clothing. Reach out to the poor who don't have clothing. If you open your wardrobe. Voila, I challenge you can I give you a challenge? Open your wardrobe. If there is a pair of clothing you have not worn in one year, in one year. Give it to him. Are you prepared for the challenge? Mashallah, I'm proud of you. May Allah bless you now, like accept it. Give it away. Please don't change your mind later on because you open
You say, ah, but, but it's very nice, you know, like this one. I haven't worn it for one year, but it's really lovely. The ladies, you know sometimes what the sisters do
what they wore in their wedding, when they were 20
what they were in their wedding when they were 20. It's still in the wardrobe 35 years later. But why is it sitting here? When I'm fighting with my husband, I take my dress, I hang it out. And I look at it and say, Ah, look at how good the days used to be Subhana Allah.
Some of them say one day, I will fit back into this thing here.
Let someone else read it, give it to someone else on their wedding day, let them have a good wedding. There are some people who cannot afford to the wedding clothes, reach out to them. That's how you score goals, one after the other after the other. But your opportunity of scoring goals is sitting in your cupboard at home. Allah, when Allah bless you with wealth, use the wealth. If you don't use it, you will die without using it. Man.
Woman the law
it's a powerful verse of the Quran. One of the translations is what is with you will deplete What is with Allah will remain forever. If you kept wealth with you, as soon as you die, it goes to someone else. It's depleted, it's over. But what you deposited in the bank of Allah, it will multiply it will, it will come in the heart center to help you, your sadaqa your charity. And you did you did it in a way that
even your left hand did not know what your right hand stones.
Allah says, to go to sadaqa
you are to disclose the charity you gave no problem. It's okay.
But if you want to hide it, it's better for you.
Did you hear that? If someone says look, brother, I gave 1 million naira to this course. And his intention is let me tell the people, my friends, my friends are wealthier than me. Let them also give that's a good intention. It's a good cause no harm in telling them. We can do an auction here and say right, who is prepared to do this good job. And one man says I'm prepared to give a million another one says 2 million. Another one says 5 million. They are not boasting with each other. But they are giving more and more. The one who started gets a big reward. You understand what we're saying? But if someone comes and says brothers, I gave a million here, I need to sit here because I
gave the million. I'm the one who built this machine. This seat is mine.
You're not losing focus.
who believe don't destroy the reward of your charity by bragging about it and by army just because you gave a charity Be humble.
I know of a man will lie and I've had opportunities to meet men. I met a wealthy man in Sri Lanka.
He has built many machines, you know what he said?
One day, I was traveling at night.
And I needed the toilet
on the journey. And he said I told the driver that there is a beautiful machine which I built just here.
Let us stop there. And at least we can perhaps use the bathroom and we will go It was late at night. Guess what happens?
When he got them?
The cleaners did not allow him in.
They did not allow him in they said no. Sorry. He said but please can I use the toilet? He
said no. Not allowed. Please, you can go. He said at that moment. shapen was trying to tell him just tell them who you are right or wrong.
Right or wrong. Tell them who you are. And he said at that moment, I thought to myself to use the toilet. I will destroy my reward.
You understand what he's saying?
He said I just held in and I walked away and I said Allah
Subhana Allah Look at that. Well, I imagine May Allah bless that man, he's still alive. It was so easy for him to say, I built this place open the door, isn't it? I think us in Africa, we would have done that.
Maybe I'm wrong.
Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe I'm wrong.
Okay, let's come down.
I can give you another story. Very, very powerful, very powerful story about scoring goals.
And then I will end with this. I was doing this
For 45 minutes, but just like any football match, there's overtime. So we are now on overtime.
Listen to the story online, it happened to me in Ramadan. I want to share it because I cry. And I love the story. And it changed my life. It changed my life. And the brother whom it happened with, he doesn't even know. One day you might hear the lectures, maybe maybe he's an old man, relatively not very old, but elderly back in his 60s, early 70s. extremely wealthy men from East Asia.
He owns some apartments in Makkah, opposite.
And when I visited in Ramadan, I was just there for a day.
And I went in, he was alone. He was alone.
He welcomed me, he said, You don't want I want you to stay in. I said, You know what? Now, there There is. There are two huge beds, five star five star accommodation, and a wealthy man. And in front of that window, you can see the whole of the huddle and the Kaaba and everything.
He says You stay here, you know, I told him, but it's okay. He said, No, no. I don't sleep on the bed. So where do you sleep?
He said, I sleep on the couch while lying
on the couch. True. He had a small sheet and a pillow on the couch. You know, the couch is like a sofa. Like when you sit right?
thinking this man is wealthy. He has a place here. He's got a five star baby in front of the harem. And he's telling me I sleep on the couch. I told him but why would you do that?
The answer he gave me changed my life.
Guess what he said?
He said we're lucky I fear to sleep in that bed is so comfortable. I will use my Salah.
I thought to myself, a wealthy man is worried about a mall. And we have nothing we don't even care what law he is worried about Allah. He says, my sleep. Allah gave me a blessing.
My sleep will make me Miss Salah I'd rather sleep on the couch uncomfortable, so that I'm tossing and turning and tossing and turning and then I can get up for salah and I'm happy that I wish you can learn how he wants.
Then for me to sleep on this bed. Subhan Allah
changed my life. Now when I sleep, I'm worried.
When I lie down at night, I'm concerned I said, there are people who are better than me by far, by far. Imagine going to someone
and if you find them sleeping on the floor, but they but they are wealthy, wealthy, wealthy, and they have a bedding that even the Kings don't have. And they tell you well, this is for the King of kings. This is for Lord of the worlds that's why I'm speaking this way.
You follow what I'm saying? That is inspiration.
These are athletes that are scored all at once three goals in one goal right Mashallah Man of the Match right or wrong. So,
I hope you have really enjoyed the way I have delivered my message to you today. I have chosen a special way of giving what I wanted to but it's a very serious message. And it is very deep. And I pray that we can develop ourselves from all angles. The world is waiting to laugh at our failure, but inshallah Allah will make us happy of the successes that he allows us to achieve. By His help and his power. I mean, may Allah grant you success, man Lagrangian innovation, may Allah open your doors, may Allah grant you spouses who will be the coolness of your eyes. I don't know how you hit that even without a microphone.
May Allah grant you every goodness, those who are married May Allah bless you with good marriages, those who have problems May Allah help you to solve those problems. When you resolve problems with Allah He you score a goal. And Jenna, May Allah help you to solve your problems. Now let's create love between brothers and sisters. May Allah created love between us, between us as a community as a nation as humanity. May Allah help us to reach out to one another, maybe become the best of people or Buddha holy hada or sallallahu wasallam
Subhan Allah, Allah Allah,
Allah Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala