How To Increase Your Rizq Spiritually In An Economic Pandemic
Channel: Muhammad Alshareef
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But I can't do Good Morning Vietnam. How's everybody doing?
Today, Inshallah, tada, we're talking about risk. And we're talking about the economy. So when I was a little kid,
the bird I was a little kid growing up in Winnipeg, and the number one bird that like was everywhere in the province of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, was the robin, if you don't know a Robin, it's got a black back and a orange reddish type of stomach. Robins. Okay. When we were little kids, the teachers consistently told us never to feed the birds, never to feed the birds. And so you're thinking to yourself, you know what, I'm generous, I see these birds, they need help, they need food.
But we're told not to feed the birds. Actually, I got a really, I got a really cool side story to this.
The reason I don't know if I should tell you the punchline tell you the side story. So my father in law, I'm going to tell you the side story first, my father in law does not heed this recommendation. And he feeds all the animals. I tell them you're like a Disney princess, all birds, and, and, and squirrels. And all the animals come surrounding him because you always feed them. So my father in law was traveling, my father was traveling.
And this is what happened. I actually did one of my classes from his home when I was, you know, in that area. And it's like a second floor.
And while as I was coming towards the end of my end of my lecture, I heard a knock, kind of like a knock on the window on the glass.
after I'd finished the lecture, just a few minutes later, I'm thinking to myself, we're on the second floor, Who is knocking on the glass, there's no access to anybody. It's not even a balcony, you know, who's knocking on the glass on the second floor? So then I put two and two together, and then asked my mother in law, I said, Did you feed the squirrels
go, because they're knocking on the door, you didn't feed them? And she goes, Oh, yeah, I forgot. The little squirrels were literally it was almost Maghrib time and they didn't get their food. They were sitting outside knocking on the door, saying, what's up with that? Where's our food?
Okay, so that's the side story, let's get back to the, to the original lesson. Never feed the birds never feed the animals, why not? So here's the interesting thing, if you start feeding an animal, the animal or the bird becomes dependent on you.
And you are not capable of feeding it every day for the rest of its life. The bird or the animal becomes dependent on you for risk for provision. And, and it becomes trained, it will just keep coming back coming back coming back for that risk for that provision, and you are not capable of feeding it for the rest of its life. So don't start because you're going to change its mindset. And then you're actually going to lead to the harm of this animal. Just like I gave you the example of the squirrels, they're literally sitting outside the door, knocking on the window, okay.
But later on, as I learned Dean, and I started to understand this a little bit better.
You do not feed the birds, because the way you provide for the birds is the way a human being provides. And if you just leave the bird alone, Allah will provide for it. And Allah has provision, Allah's risk to these birds is perfect. Allah's risk and provision to these birds is perfect, and your visit and your provision is imperfectly human, it's imperfect. And because of that, you will cause harm to these birds. So don't turn them away from the risk that Allah subhanaw taala provides for them. Yes, this is what our teachers are telling us at this young age. And so as the prophets of Allah to send him said, if you only placed your trust in Allah subhanaw taala the way you should be
placing your trust in Allah, Allah will provide for you the same way he provides for the birds Subhanallah and I just told you the story right. The Allah's provision for the birds is perfect. Have the prophets of Allah and send him said hello and welcome to a culture of Allah Allah hepato Cooley that if you only place your trust in Allah, Hakka with with the right to welcome
am Allah placing trust in Allah, Allah will provide for you, just like he provides for the birds, they wake up, and they travel, they go with empty bellies, and they come back with bellies full. And they come back with bellies full.
And I wanted to remind ourselves like that, you know, there's there's this immense focus on the on the virus and the health and what we're, what you may be feeling, and I'd love to hear your what's happening in your situation is the economic pandemic, that's going to happen. If it's not already started happening, the collapse of the stock markets, people being laid off jobs that are, you know, 90% of their workforce, going home, everything closing, its worldwide. And this next tsunami wave is going to be an economic one, that and I believe it's coming very shortly, may Allah subhanaw taala protect us. And so I would like to remind myself, and you have spiritual ways to increase your risk,
spiritual ways to increase your provisions. So number one, the first thing I want to remind you of, is being thankful to Allah subhanaw taala Shaco as the as Allah subhanaw taala revealed in the Quran, in Shakira Jonesy, then come the if you are thankful, I will increase you. So as you're in this, in these isolations, in your in your homes, try to think more and more of how you can be thankful to Allah subhanaw, taala. And Thankfulness is with all of our limbs. So we not only are thankful with our tongue, but we're thankful with our wealth. And so we share with our wealth, we are thankful with our hands. So we help out with other people, for example, or maybe a neighbor
needs some assistance or something like that, and so on. So you're thankful with all of these things. The other way to spiritually increase your risk is, as the province of a lot I said, I'm taught us that if whoever amongst you wishes to have their risk, their provisions increased whoever
wishes for the provisions to be increased, fairly asil or Rahima. Let them fulfill their ties of kinship, their tie their ties of kinship, which is really interesting in the times we're living in as well, we have economic problems or economic issues, and the province of a lot is and I'm saying that if you want your risk to be increased, then strengthen your ties and strengthen your connectedness with your relatives. Now,
as I come to the conclusion here, I think we've all got a relative, maybe an extended relative or maybe parents or something like that, that we haven't checked in on enough. Maybe we haven't checked in with them at all. Or maybe you know maybe you have some nephews and nieces that you haven't checked in with or maybe you aren't calling your parents enough or you know who is it that's close to you yet you haven't checked on them maybe you haven't even communicated with them in this economic issue that we're dealing with in these isolations I want to remind myself and remind you to number one be thankful to Allah subhanaw taala and continue to have that sugar and the second thing
is let's take a moment now after you're done with this Facebook Live and go and find a relative of yours that you haven't committed communicated with in a while or maybe during all of this you haven't even touched base with them or maybe it was just really briefly and reconnect with them fulfill those types of Kingdom ask how are things going with them and inshallah Tada that will be a means for Allah subhanaw taala to increase in your risk, and that's it does Aquila Hydra