When You See A Beggar

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AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the actions of Allah, including his plan to test both sides of the creator's agenda and to keep those who are unemployed from giving charity. The speaker also gives examples of how he gives people money to try to get their attention, and how his plan is to make them aware of their behavior. The speaker emphasizes the importance of knowing one's behavior and finding one's cool, even if it means being a millionaire.
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Begging is something that is discouraged in Islam.

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The minute you have your limbs and so

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on and so forth, you should try to

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work and earn the best of the earnings

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of those which you have through your own

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perspiration.

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Okay. But if a person is begging,

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don't belittle them, don't rebuke them. Understand that.

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Don't rebuke them, don't belittle them but understand

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that

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had it not been for the one begging,

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you would not have been able to give

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out charities.

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Or had it not been for those in

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need, even if they were not beggars, you

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would not have been able to give charity.

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So to a degree, the unemployment

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that we may be facing is also part

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of the plan of Allah to test both

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sides.

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Those who are unemployed should keep trying

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and not losing hope, that is an act

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of worship.

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Not to lose hope is an act of

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worship, great act of worship.

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And those who have been given must keep

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giving.

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That's also an act of worship, without belittling.

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Allah created because if there were no poor

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people, what would happen to zakah?

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What would happen to charity? What would happen

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to a pillar of faith?

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So that is an amazing example, that of

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a person who

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begs.

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Allah put them there in order for us

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to have this holistic

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idea of the world. We would be able

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to be charitable, we will reach out, we

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will respect them and honour them. I give

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you the second example.

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The cleaners on the street and those who

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have menial jobs,

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right?

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You come out in your suit, in your

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vehicle, and you feel arrogant about yourself or

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should I say proud in the wrong way,

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and you drive down and you look at

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these people and belittle them. I promise you

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it is part of Allah's plan. Had they

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all been just like you, who would have

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cleaned the streets? Thank you. Right? Who would

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have cleaned the streets?

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If if I look at you and you

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look at me and someone says, would you

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come to my house please to clean my

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toilets? I'll give you

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$10.

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Are you crazy? Are you okay in your

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mind, you know? Are you are you fine?

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You're telling me I must come to your

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house to clean the loos. But there are

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others who will come to you and say,

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please can I come to your house to

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clean the toilets? Give me $10. Do you

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agree?

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That's Allah's plan. They will come to you.

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There are some people because

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they for them they're looking for any employment,

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they're looking for food.

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So is it not part of the beauty

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of Allah's creation that He's made us diverse?

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Acknowledge it and respect it

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and appreciate

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where he put you,

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your field.

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It's not all about being the richest in

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money terms,

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it is about being the richest in contentment

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terms.

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If we have 20,000,000

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is in this room and there'll be billionaires,

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and who knows, maybe trillionaires,

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right, I hope the currency at that time

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is worth value because I've been

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a quadrillionaire

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but it was Zimbabwe dollars worth about 5

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US dollars.

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But still, if we all have

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real terms, millionaires in the room,

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trust me, it's no longer about the competition.

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It's about the quality of your life. Many

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people have a lot of wealth, the quality

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of their life is nothing

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to be jealous about, not at all.

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May Allah Almighty bless you all. I've really

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enjoyed my few days that I've spent in

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this beautiful country. I've spoken to many of

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the student leaders across the some of the

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islands that we have visited and mashaAllah, I

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see the future insha'Allah.

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By the will of Allah, bright. There are

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beautiful faces beaming and at times as a

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father.

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And, you know,

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one of those who's been in counseling and

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a few other

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things,

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I can see a face and tell you,

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masha'Allah,

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this face is shining bright,

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or these faces are shining bright. The minute

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we drop

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into irresponsible

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habits,

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Do you know it shows on your face?

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How many of you and I want you

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to put up your hands

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how many of you can look at a

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person's face

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and tell that most probably this person

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smokes

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cigarettes?

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Put up your hand.

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Thank you. Put your hands down, my point

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is made.

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That means you can turn on the face.

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It shows, doesn't it? Whereas you see a

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face that is beaming, sparkling, you know, they've

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kept themselves away from habits that would bring

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them down.

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I just gave you one example. I could

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have said that of drugs and that of

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whatever else, and it's the same is true

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for for most of that. So that's the

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this

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this