Are Your Business Dealings Dipped in Sin – Pre-Ramadan Wake-Up Call!

Muiz Bukhary

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Mila here Rahmanir Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam. I begin by praising Allah Allah Allah mean the Lord of all was the exalted the majestic, and we asked him to send his choices to blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam, his family members, his companions and every single individual who sincerely embraces the Prophet ik path, with a flawless with sincerity until the end of time. As usual, I begin by reminding myself to enjoy a life of Taqwa.

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And then the congregation as well.

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But the stark reality is that every single week, we are reminded about this

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in English in Tamil. What is the reminder, instill taqwa, instill taqwa, instill Taqwa. But unfortunately, for most of us, it's just from here and outside from there. Why do I say this? What is the COA

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in a nutshell,

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taqwa all believers, is to be conscious, is to be aware

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that Allah is watching every single action of yours. Allah is Aware of every single statement of yours. Allah is Aware of every thought that crosses your heart that crosses your mind. Allah is Aware of every glance of yours, of every word that you utter.

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But today

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if we look at what's happening in the marketplace,

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if we look at what what's happening with our businesses, it's quite contrary My dear brothers quiet contrary, falsehood has become the order of the day. Lying without batting an eyelid has become the order of the day,

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earning impermissible income.

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Today, nobody even flinches. nobody even thinks twice.

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Let me give you

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again, a stark reality. Look around my dear brothers. Once upon a time,

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we dominated most industries. But the reality today

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is that

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we are delusional. We still think that oh, you know what?

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We dominate. But Allah has taken it away from us.

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Now reflect why?

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Because if you look at the generations of the past, your father's your grandfather's, your great grandfather's, they conducted themselves a certain way. They were upright. Their word meant everything to them. But today, for a few measly

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hundreds and 1000s and millions, we are willing to let go of our honor. We're willing to let go of our dignity, we're willing to let go of our word.

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We are willing to completely forget about the concept of Taqwa. We're willing to completely sideline Allah subhanahu Attallah, the one who gave you the wealth in the first place, the one who gave you the money in the first place.

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And sadly, we're willing to compromise our Allah Hara, our Janna, the pleasure of Allah for a few hundreds and 1000s for a few millions. You know, it's very funny.

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The way people conduct themselves today.

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They promise this where

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they say, Oh, it costed me this much. Whilst in reality, you don't have to expose your your costing so long as you're not trying to rip off the other person. But it's interesting how the cost is factored as well. The way the cost is calculated, it is manipulated left, right and center. And on top of that defective products are being sold. defects are not highlighted. They're not said but instead they are covered up.

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They're covered up and the product is sold and so and so individual would go home happy Oh you know what I made a profit of X amount. I made a profit of this. I made a profit of that. Not realizing that perhaps in quantity in number in you

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Your books, you may be recording prophets, but the baraka is being stripped away, stripped away, and the trials of Allah are coming your way. The tests of Allah are coming your way. And now you're wondering, Why am I being tested like this? Why is my money being spent like this? Why this challenge? Why that challenge? What's not realizing that these are the repercussions of impermissible income of impure income, you are waging war against Allah or believer? How dare you? How can we wage war against Allah? Allah Rabbil Alameen the Lord has money made you that arrogant? has money made you that arrogant? Has your wealth made you that arrogant? And interestingly, today,

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if you look around the reality is not even real wealth. People are drowning in debt this much, but they want a flashy lifestyle. They're drowning in debt,

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stressed out drowning in debt.

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This has become the reality of our community, and this is worrisome.

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What is the trend? Compare this with how your fathers lived? How your grandfather's lived, your great grandfather's lived, I'm not saying not to live a good life, live a good life, but live an upright life. They lived upright lives when writing a check. They thought so much when they gave a word it was their word.

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But today, it's slipping away from our fingers. It's slipping away from our hands.

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But yeah, Brothers and Sisters in Islam. Look at the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam.

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hadith is in Miramichi, you will not be able to move on the day of the AMA.

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Until you answer to Allah for every penny that you earn. And for every penny that you spent, how you want it, how you spent it on what did you spend it, you're not going to be able to budge. Today. When we think about editing our books, it's a headache. If we are called for some kind of an inquiry, we're stressed out. Think about standing in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala you can't manipulate your books. You can't doctor your books. You can't doctor your accounts. You can't lie. Allah on that day you will have to answer. So does that not make us believers shudder? Have you not filled? I mean, Have we become so hard hearted or have we drifted away so much from the reminders of

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the Quran and the Sunnah, that we don't care anymore. We don't care anymore. They'd be willing to lie. We'll be willing to we're willing to do whatever it takes to earn something.

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This is sad, extremely sad.

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And I you know, you've still not understood the gravity of the repercussions. The profits that Allahu alayhi wa sallam, he talks about an individual making dua

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and here we are, mashallah dressed so beautifully. Taken a lovely bath, fresh and ourselves and become for Joomla are all smart and raising our hands because each and every one of us we have to ask to make we have a child who is sick. Our marriage is on the rocks. We are in debt. We are we have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Our parents are ill.

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Our spouse is ill. Our children are rebellious. Our children are not obedient. Our children have turned their backs against us. Everything in the House of Cards is coming tumbling down. And we rush on our ombre to go by the Kaaba and raise our hands we come to the masjid and we raise our hands but what is the messenger saying? The same thing the Prophet says this man will raise his hands. Yara Yarrabah making dua but

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martime who haram mashallah boo haram, Mel vessel who haram would he have been haram for Anna used to jab hula

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his clothing is haram. His drink his food is haram. His drink is haram he's basically entirely bellowing in Haram and by the way don't misunderstand this now you might be thinking or chef is talking about eating haram but I don't eat pork. I don't eat pork so I don't come under that hadith.

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Whatever acquired from impermissible income is not pure My dear brother media system. If you lie it and made a profit and you're nourishing your family with it, it is impure income.

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If you sold a defective product knowing that there is a defect in it,

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you lied

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You covered it up and you gave it it is not impermissible. It is not. It is not pure income.

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You gave a word and you went against your word. You have lied and not one lie. Why when you lie once now you have to lie 100 times to cover that lie, one lie after the other. It's snowballs. It's snowballs. blows out of proportion. So much to the extent that the Prophet also tells us that it becomes like, you know, like flicking a fly, we don't care anymore. Now, you just lie, like keep lying.

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So what you earn through that is impure.

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And now you nourish yourself, you lovingly feed your wife with it. You feed your children with it.

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And now you raise your hands. Yeah, Allah, Allah. You come and you pray sincerely.

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The Prophet asks for an Eustacia Bula. How will his do as be answered? How will this do as we answered and we are wondering Yala, why am I was not being answered. Every year I go on camera as much as I can. I'm going on Hajj, but my eyes are not being answered.

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What was the nickname of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam my brothers. Think about it. What was his nickname?

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El Amin. What does Allah mean mean? Was it just a fancy nickname? That people gave him?

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The nickname El Amin was given because he was the trustworthy one.

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Today,

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people think twice about giving money to a Muslim, Allahu Akbar. Look at how we have tarnished the religion, how we have tarnished the brand image of a Muslim. Today people are willing to give money to people of other faiths because they're more trustworthy.

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Muslims know we are crooks, scammers, liars, fraudsters, this is what we have earned. Now. What are we doing then? How are we following Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And where are the reminders of Taqwa going them.

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And now, if you're wondering, oh, we're seeing people of other faiths, they have suddenly started to live good lives.

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I'm not talking on behalf of all of them, because I don't know how they're earning. But if you're generally a good hearted person, you're not lying. You're trying to earn as ethically as possible because they don't know what is halal and haram. But they want to stay away from falsehood they keep to their word, and they want to earn as ethically as possible. They are blessed in this world, because that is the Promise of Allah. When you give sincerely Allah will give you many fold. When you earn pure income, Baraka is infused in it so you might not see millions in quantity. But the literal that you have, you will be able to do amazing and powerful and long reaching things. It will

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have a positive impact on your life. It will have a positive impact on your children, it will have a positive income on your generations to come.

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If you look at Circle Kev

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I don't know whether I spoke about the story last week in this masjid or it was another mistake.

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But Musa Ali salat wa salam, and Cadair there is a view that he also was a prophet of Allah or he was an angel.

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To such powerful individuals were sent by Allah to protect the wealth of some orphans.

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And you know, in the books of CFC, they mentioned because Allah says in the form of Acana whoo hoo masala. Now why was it protected the isas because their father was a righteous person. Now pause there for a moment, because their father was a righteous person, Allah sent a prophet. One view says to prophets, if there was a prophet to prophets, to protect that man's wealth for his children, or Allah sent a prophet and an angel to protect that man's wealth for his children, Allahu Akbar, why because he was righteous, and today are we not concerned we are concerned that oh, you know what we want to protect our wealth for children.

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But if you go down the path of impermissible and tainted income, it's not going to last My dear brothers, it's not going to last.

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It will be stripped away.

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If you want your wealth to be protected, if you want your empires that you have built to be protected, turn to Allah stick to that which is permissible stick to that which is Bill STOP LYING stop compound

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maizing on your word, stop resorting to unethical standards, the standards have been lowered so badly. Let us work the month of Ramadan is coming about let's actually work towards the change each and every one of us. Let's work towards living up to our word even if it costs us, let us be known to be such individuals that even if it costs them, their word is their word, Allahu Akbar.

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Let us strive towards that My dear brothers and sisters, otherwise our communities, we're not going to flourish, Allah is going to keep testing us

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and the tests of Allah, we cannot withstand them. Subhan Allah, we cannot.

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So I hope you take this reminder seriously.

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The reminder

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that

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if you are upright, you're going to be rewarded. But on the other hand, the repercussions are very severe as well. In terms of the reward, why do you think the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spoke about a Tagil Assad IK? The truthful businessman, the righteous businessman, you know who he will be with?

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If you have not heard of the Hadith, take a wild guess. Who do you think he's going to be be with the Prophets words, or Shuhada was slowly honed, he's going to be with the marches. And the righteous individuals, a businessman and entrepreneur. Why?

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Because he strove so hard to be truthful, he strove to be on high standards. He's going to be raised with the shahada with the martyrs who gave their lives for Allah, he's going to be raised with the salah Hoan with the righteous individuals. So if you are a businessman,

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strive for that standard aspire for that, my dear brothers, Don't lower your standards. Don't give in for me is Lee worldly prophets, this dunya. This dunya is not even equivalent, or what? The mosquitoes ring, my dear brothers and sisters take that into comparison, not even a mosquitoes ring. akhira is our destination don't compromise on your akhira for this measly worldly life, you and I, you could die the next minute, you know, every minute, every second.

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Almost two people die every second. Two people die. Go check the statistics. Two people die in the very next second. I'm going to conclude now in the very next second. It could be me it could be you. And then what? Are you going to take your wealth with you? Are you going to take your mansions with you? Are you going to take your cars with you? Are you going to take your bank bank balance with you? I'm going to take your watches with you. No. So let's get our priorities straight. You can live a good life but don't compromise your akhira for this dunya I conclude May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless each and every one of us and open our hearts to understand this. May Allah subhanho wa Taala

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save our community from going to the dogs I mean, may Allah subhanahu wa ala help us to aspire to higher standards to become the to jar to become the merchants and the businessman that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam envisioned us to become may he help us to stick to our words and our promises. May he help us to stay away from that which is haram that which is impermissible, that which is tainted. May Allah subhanho data help us to purify our wealth. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to calculate our zakat properly and give our zakat out properly to the deserving recipients may Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to give as much sadaqa as possible. May Allah bless our

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businesses protect our businesses for us and for generations to come. And just as how he united Sen. This message may unite us in the gardens of Jana, with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was Selim and I mean I'm in Wakanda and in hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen so that more or less