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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Welcome to another episode of Ramadan nights, a show about faith, Islam and the holy month of Ramadan and how we can all get closer to our Creator Allah subhanho wa Taala prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was incredibly charitable all year round, but he was specially charitable in the month of Ramadan sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Charity is a very important act of Islam something that every single Muslim must indulge in something that every single Muslim must do in this day and age. With us today to talk charity is a very special guest. A very good friend of mine, Brother Mohammed Hubble of
Santa Monica rahmatullah wa barakato walaikum salam wa rahmatullah wa barakato. I made you look a bit, you know,
welcome to the show from that
last part of the road you thank you very much. It's an absolute pleasure we I love what you guys have done with the place and those dates are looking insha Allah insha Allah so this is the month of Ramadan, Mohammed and the month of Ramadan is a tournament Rasul Allah, Allah, Allah Allah, he was the most incredibly charitable, and for Muslims character and his identity is that he is supposed to be someone that gives for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala, wealth, food, wherever it may be, and wherever the need may be. We find that, I mean, a lot of people today complain, there are too many mosques being built, there are too many massages and centers being opened. There are too many people
that are in need, there are too many projects that need money. And people are complaining and saying there is we are suffering from donor fatigue. I mean, as someone that's sort of been been there and sort of being present at so many fundraisers around Sydney in Australia, what would be your advice when it comes to you know, spending for the sake of Allah Spanner? Dad? What do you see, rather than unless it comes down to how you really look at the issue a, is the cup half full? Or is it full? or half empty? Of course, right? So yes, there are a lot of fundraisers. And yes, there are a lot of projects. And there's a lot of mosques coming up and measured here and measured there. But there's
always two ways to look at that. And as a believer,
the mindset of a believer is to always see things through positive perspective. hamdulillah Yes, there are lots of mosques. You know, you know, what I find amazing with this is that we never complain if there's a shopping center coming up in our area, yes, because it's going to increase the value of my home. Yes. But when there's another Masjid being built in my area, come on, then another one. And we got, you know, Hamdulillah, this is a good sign when there is a lot of these organizations coming up. And a lot of, you know, fundraising is happening, then this shows that there is you know, that there is an awakening within Norma, the soma is waking up. And the needs of
this woman are great and vast. And we need help everywhere. Yes. So you know, and it's very, it is very unfortunate that we don't have this big body government that is supporting the Muslims wherever they are, and funding them with with whatever it is that I need. So yes, so you do find that there are pockets of believers everywhere that are trying to do good, and they're opening up the doors to giving charity and for you and I as the average Muslim, as a believer, how should I look at this? Do I look at this as a negative thing or as a positive thing? Well, of course it's a positive thing. Allah subhanho wa Taala is opening doors for me. Opportunities to give in charity, you don't have to
help everywhere. You know, you you don't have to give to every single machine. It'd be great if you can, but if you can't, then you choose those that you feel are most you know you choose those projects that you feel are most beneficial. And give you know a believer should always see what is behind the door of charity. Why am I giving? So please Allah subhanaw taala absolutely and Allah subhanaw taala the pleasure of Allah Subhana Allah Allah is something that all of us try to work very hard for. In the month of Ramadan, you find people we can afford, you know, for the hashtag prayer, fasting throughout the whole day. They are praying at night trying to do all these acts of
worship that bring them closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala Of course charities is no no different when it comes to acts of worship as well. Yes, of course. So Paula, you find that, you know, in the month of Ramadan
generally speaking, it's the month of a bird, right? So you find that yes, it's the month of fasting. It's the month of the late night tahajjud Salah it's the month of the Quran. It's the month of also giving in charity, he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the most charitable he and he would give, he would never hold back from anything. Never was ever asked for anything sallallahu alayhi wa sallam except he would give but in this month,
he was specifically more giving.
And this is a sign you know as a believer when we look at this, this is a sign from him Salalah you know sallallahu Sallam to give as much as you can, you know and and, and just like how we set a program for ourselves, and I'm sure most of the Muslims already have
somewhat of a plan to finish the Quran to make a Hotham of the Quran, and you know, everyone has maybe you know what, I'm going to read my just a day or just and a half a day, then every one of us should have a plan for the act of charity, too. Sometimes we tend to think that when the opportunity of giving in charity comes that I have to give all my money, no, you don't have to give all of your money. But how nice would it be? If I sit? And I know the figure that I'm about to say is a trivial one that many of us would think, come on, man, Easter's. Like it's not even worth mentioning. Yeah, but let's just say I put $5 a day. cup of coffee. cup of coffee. Many of us think Come on, man.
What's $5? I wouldn't waste my time. Yeah, true. But $5 a day. Okay, I plan to give $5 a day, every single day throughout the month of Ramadan.
It's not a significant amount of money. But I can tick the box of charity for every single day in Ramadan. On the day of judgment, when I stand before a las panatela I know that not a day in Ramadan passed me by except I gave in charity panel, even if it's a small amount, even if it's a small In fact, we know from the Hadith Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says, He says that Allah subhanaw taala loves the action,
even if it's small, but it's consistent. Yes, Allah loves this more than an action that is large. But it's a one off. So yes, you may give, let's say, for instance, I gave $100,000. Last week, but lots of money. Yes. And it's, you know, it's a beautiful action.
But I only ever did it once in my life.
And then the other person who, let's say he's giving $5 a day, but does it every day. This action of making something continuous in your life is more beloved to Allah. It's far more beloved to Allah than something that's done on a one off Subhan Allah, when we've, I know that you've been involved in many fundraisers, and every single one to any one time and every single time I go to a fundraiser, I find you to what what's the drive that makes you sort of keep going once time after time, after time, to these fundraising and supporting these messages? What drives you? What would you agree from if I said to you that Allah has given me the gift of the gab, I will definitely
agree. And I think no one on the planet would disagree with you on that. So therefore, look, I feel that I feel that handler that Allah smart Allah has given me the ability to talk. And sometimes I can really encourage people. So you know, look, I don't have a lot of money.
And when when I'm faced with an opportunity to be someone that instigates others giving in charity, yes, then I also get that reward a lot. So it's not only financially giving any air pocket. In fact, I think it's actually a better because, let's say I went to a fundraising dinner. Okay. And generally speaking, averagely speaking not like yourself, you've got a lot of money. But for someone like myself, right, so let's say I went to a fundraising dinner, how much money was I possibly going to give? Let's say let's say you became extremely generous on that day, and he gave $10,000. Okay, okay, that's beautiful. But what if you have the opportunity to be the one
to encourage people to give up to a million dollars? Allahu Akbar, then you get the reward of every single dollar that is given. Allahu Akbar, you know, so so I mean for me whenever I am faced with that opportunity, and it's a genuine cause, and it's a great cause. Then of course, I love to be the Mohawk. But it's it's I mean, charity is something that is very, very fundamental in our Deen in our religion.
I mean, tell me about how charitable were they in Sahaba were incredible people, incredible people. And before we speak about Sahaba it came from the teacher so I'm alone.
Because my brothers and sisters Not only did he give,
don't think about Rasul Allah, that Masha Allah sallallahu Sallam that he was someone who, you know, look, if I had some money in my pocket, then you know, he would give? No,
he gave in a way
where it made others. In fact, we know of the story of someone who watched a Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam do an action of charity. He went back to his people and he says, Oh my people, this man gives in such a way. He has to be a prophet. He doesn't see poverty.
He doesn't fear it. And this is, this is the core of giving in charity because we know that hey, Salalah alayhi wa sallam he says, He says charity when you give in charity, it's proof. So Dr. Burnham Nam, it's evidence. It's a delille of what? That there's a man in the heart, that this firm belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala and his promise of course, of course and his promise. So you find that when you have a teacher like this, who gave a non Muslim at the time
And yonny, a massive flock of sheep that were in between two valleys, two mountains and there was a valley a full valley of shoe, two mountains and all these sheep and you know now today, you know living in, in city or in suburban areas you think a sheep, what am I doing for sheep? for these people in that time? livestock was everything. That's right. Having one live animal made the difference between luxury and poverty at that time. So to give a value fool
to someone who's not you know, we're not we're not talking about someone that was the best friend of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, or someone who had no no, but he Salalah salad. He seen the glitter in this man's eyes, you know, drooling, looking at this world thinking wow. So he sallallahu Sallam he says, Do you know do you like this stuff?
winces and who wouldn't love such a thing? This is all of it is for you love
You know, he gave in such right so when you have a teacher that's like this, what do you expect from the students?
They they actually competed against one another.
You know, really brothers and sisters, or, or even your sophomores. When was the last time you woke up in the morning? And he said, You know, I want to shop around today. I want to see who gave the most because today I plan on beating him.
Look at that self, that sort of energy and competition. So for them, it wasn't just that, you know, I'm going to give some money today. No. All my laptop sister I'm looking. He says In fact, because he for him. He already knew the law. No, like he already knew that the man he had to be was aboubaker. So he knew Look, this is the man I gotta wait. So he Imagine waking up in the morning thinking Today's the day I finally get to V number one Subhan Allah, you know, so this was Sahaba. This, this was the atmosphere. So he comes to the Prophet of Allah. And he says to him, our Prophet of Allah, today I've come to you with money.
He says to him on my laptop, what is it that you've brought?
And you know, I always try to imagine being there. I think, you know, being there being a part of that environment. He says, a prophet of Allah, I come to you today with half my wealth.
15% 50% and he's saying of my wealth,
not what's in my pocket?
You know, sometimes when you ask for money, you're in the masjid and asking for money. You tend to pull out the wallet and unmute yourself. But with me, I usually have No, I haven't been order from the biggest note to the smallest note. So you flick to the side. The big ones are the ones that you now want to give. And then you suss out what's left of the small ones? And then you pick it out and you give No, no, he didn't split in half what was in his pocket or his wallet. He gave half his wealth, everything he owned. This is a prophet of Allah, I come to you today with half my wealth.
So he asks an amazing question. He says almost if you're giving me half
What have you left for your family?
He says a profit of a lot of lift the other half.
And then imagine from this
who walks into the gathering will bucket or the number one
number one position walks in.
And then he Salalah Salim he asks aboubaker he says Abu Bakar What have you brought forward today?
He says today our Prophet of Allah I come to you with all my wealth, all my wealth, all zeroes. In fact, some of the scholars right
it was to the point where and I'm sure that they're just trying to display an image of how much Some say he even pulled the nails that were holding his door
any everything zeroed
you know for many of us when we he giving up all your wealth, you think Allahu Akbar, how amazing is that? What an incredible act and it is. But what I find more amazing than anything, is when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he says Abu Bakar if you're giving me everything
what have you left for your family?
He says I left a one His Messenger
see for these people, Allah and His Prophet were dear to them. They whatever money could do,
you know. So yeah, Yanni coming back. Sahaba were incredible people upon a lot of men of men of men gave so much money. He gave so much gold, that he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he ran his fingers through the gold that Osman gave with a big smile on his face. And says, imagine imagine the Prophet saying this about you. Imagine you gave some money and then the Prophet ran his fingers through the gold with a big smile on his face. And don't think he's smiling because of the money that's in front of him.
We know that the face Salalah Jani face on the line Salah wanted money alone has turned the mountains around him in the gold for him, but that's not what he was smiling about. I feel that what he was smiling about is that the men around him have reached the proper level of understanding. He ran his fingers through the gold and he says nothing that often men will do after this day will affect his Deen Allahu Akbar Allah sauce man is in Jannah his legs are just lagging behind in dunya and he's just really you just waiting? So how long some great examples inshallah we'll get to a quick break and when we come back, we'll be speaking to run them hammered hubless more about the act
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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Welcome back. We are with Brother Mohammed hubless. Brother Mohammed, I've heard you say the story many, many times and I'd like to share it with the audience. It's something to do with a lollipop.
Yeah, it's it's usually it's a story that I like to share when I'm up there on the stage at a fundraising dinner. Because the truth is when it comes to charity mullahs is that we tend to have a deficiency in the trust
in the trust of the promise of Allah subhanaw taala a Lost Planet Allah and His Prophet are saying given Allah, Allah will replace and Rasul Allah Azza wa sallam is telling us that, that Allah smart Allah will place 10 times and up to 700. So we already know that the promise of Allah is clean. And any sound mind sound heart will know that if I give Allah will not deprive me. But why is it that when we come to give, why is it so hard?
I mean, every one of us believes, and every one of us believes in the promise of Allah subhanaw taala. So I usually like to draw a parable or a story to make us see how bad it is, when you don't give. And I usually use this example, anyone who's a father, who has a kid will know or even a mother would know his or her mother, anyone. I want you to imagine, you know, that you take your kid with you to the shops, and your kid has nothing any. And he sees a lolly that he likes. So you buy this lolly for your child. And really the value of the lolly was insignificant to you anyway. But the joy and happiness you know when the kid got this, and then imagine you left the shop, and your
son or your daughter has this lolly. And then you walk by you know you walk by a kid that's, let's say his pole.
And you could see the kid is looking at the lolly that uses Yeah, in your son's hand.
And he does you know he puts those puppy dog eyes on. And does these ones to you. No, no, please.
Now you as a father, how would you feel?
So you now wanting to teach your son a lesson?
He said him that look, I tell you what.
Give him the lolly
and I'll get you a new one.
So your son who a few minutes ago didn't have the lolly and knows very well that you were the one that bought it for he
looks at you and you're giving him your word. I'm telling you that I promise you. I'm going to replace the lolly for you. Well another one. Give it to her.
So I want you to imagine now How would you feel as a father or as a mother? Your son or your daughter looks at the lolly
then looks at you.
Then looks at the lolly then looks at the full kit and says you know what? there I'm gonna hang on to her and I'm gonna keep I'm gonna keep this son. How would you feel?
Really you would get emotional that Baba I'm telling you give the lolly I'll get you
it's just you know and then you increase the for him he typed up having you give the kid the lolly and our boy your box of him
and he still insists on how would you feel and of course any last propellers above any example.
Imagine how hell does a Lost Planet Allah feel when he's telling you to give and I promise you that I will give it back.
Allah subhanaw taala is telling you that this is not your money and he really almost whatever it is that we own, who gave it to us, Allah, Allah gave it to us. And Allah is saying give and I promise you that I will return it.
We look at our money. We look at the project or we look at the orphan or we look at whatever it is mSj descent you know, the masjid, the center, whatever it is, we look at the cause.
We look at our money
and we say no I'm going to hold on to it.
That's worse than the kid
who just had his father buy him a lolly and now his father's promising him a box of lollies. So you know this is
I usually share the story to make people see the truth of the actions. We all claim that Allah, Allah is reserved and we claim that yes, Allah subhanaw taala speaks the truth, but you find that very shortcomings in our actions. So my brothers and sisters give Don't hold back to fall in love Give and like how you as a father or a mother would never deprive your son or your daughter who gave the lolly
I'm sure you got to buy them a box and you probably buy a box for the kid through that was outside. Imagine what Allah will do for you and you give love and this is the last panel that we're talking about. Great parable inshallah we'll get a quick break and we'll come back speaking to him with hobbles Oh Ramadan de fatales smallgoods in wholesale meat supplies provide the very best in quality made products in hand slaughtered chicken.
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So welcome to la hora Kaito. Welcome back, we have Rob Hubbard published and we are talking about charity, an act of worship, something that every single Muslim must partake in something that that's really a test of, of the heart and the level of Eman that Muslim has brought them have met some some final advice on the act of charity inshallah, some final advice, especially for the month of Ramadan
is my brothers and sisters, this is the month of giving. We are expecting a las panatela to forgive us of a lifetime of sins, or a lifetime of shortcomings. Give, don't hold back to Allah, Allah has promised you he's giving you His word, that he will return your money. Yes, if you want hair, if you want blessings in your money, if you want,
you know, if you want your dollar to go the extra mile, then give and given the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because the truth is, this money that we have, is not our money. Allah subhanaw taala gave it to us. And don't think Don't let anyone fool you. Whether it shaitan or your friend or anyone else. Don't ever believe in your life, that if I gave to Allah, that Allah will take away from my dunya
No way. And know that when you're giving, you're following in the footsteps of your prophet.
And especially in this month, this is the month of Ramadan, it's the month of forgiveness, it's the month of giving, it's the month of really us coming to know that you're like everything I have has been given from you. It's the month of you know, you know, opening our doors, extending the hand up to those that are in need to those that are less fortunate to us. Imagine feeding someone who couldn't feed himself in this month, you get the reward of their fasting, you get the reward of the fasting, you get the reward of the action, you know, but you know, we know in the Hadith that he saw Allah you know, he sallallahu Sallam he says that anyone who helps his brother in a calamity of this
world, you know, if I know someone is going through some financial difficulties, or know someone is going through a hard time, and I help out,
he says, Allah azza wa jal will help you in your difficulties on the Day of Judgment, Allahu Akbar. And of course, we're all in need of philosophy, brutality. And this is something that every single Muslim, young, old, something we should, you know, encourage our children to do as well in sha Allah, act of charity Brother Mohammed hablo smelliest panatela reward you my last part I'll make this month a month a blessing month of forgiveness and a month of charity for the Muslims for the for the for the Muslim community for the entire moon sha Allah. Until next time, subhanak Allah ham decondition to Allah Allah halen Mr. Furukawa we like was Santa Monica warahmatullahi wabarakatuh