Nadim Bashir – Khatira – Importance of Labor Work

Nadim Bashir
AI: Summary © The importance of working hard and respectful behavior is emphasized in the shepherding industry. It is essential for achieving a higher risk and income, and working at home and not sitting at home is encouraged. The shepherding industry provides opportunities for individuals to earn a higher income and respect their behavior.
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On Saturday morning I talked about a very beautiful Hadith Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa Salam is a Hadith about the poverty. So I'm talking about the importance of consuming halal food. And what happens when you don't consume halal food that was that we make are not usually accepted. And so Hala part of that got me thinking that I want to also make a part two of that and also go through something that is very important for all of us to understand. And that is that what is praiseworthy to Allah subhanho wa Taala and praiseworthy to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the province has talked highly about these kinds of people are those who work hard for their money. See,

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it's not about it. Of course, we know it has to be halal. But what's praiseworthy to Allah subhanho wa Taala is if your sustenance and your income comes from a halal source, that is that Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to see. Secondly, today in our society, we have classify certain jobs to be very respectful. You're a doctor, you're very respectful position, you're an engineer, it's a very respectful position. And our society has also deemed certain positions certain jobs as not so high praiseworthy, such as if you tell a person I flip burgers to make a living, okay, the first thing that comes to our mind is, it's not such a good job, right? Or if a person says I'm a garbage man, I

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go and I collect people's garbage. Okay, I work for the waste management company. First thing that comes to our mind is, it's such a, it's not such a respectful job. But I want you to think about this long time ago, a long time ago, there are examples are given, especially when we're talking about good company versus bad company, a person who's walking past a, a perfume store, just a fact they work, they walk past a perfume store, the perfume store has an effect on that person, even if they don't apply perfume on themselves. There's still some perfume in their clothes, right? They can smell it. Likewise, the examples also given that if a person walks past a blacksmith, a person who

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works with iron, a person who works with copper, and steel and so forth, then that smell is also going to get into your clothes a long time ago, a person who would work with these kinds of things that were not considered as respectful jobs. But I want you to think about this when ALLAH SubhanA wa talks about Dawood Islam, and he says well, Uppada Tina, woo them in Formula? Yeah, G Bell, who are we ma who were played? What do you say after that? What Allah na who will Hadith Allah made iron salt for that would Allah Islam here Allah is not talking about any ordinary man. He's talking about a prophet. And a prophet is a person who has been hand selected by Allah subhanho wa taala. The fact

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that Allah has chosen this person to be a prophet, and then Allah is saying that he had a job that he used to work with Iran. And a long time ago, these kinds of jobs were not highly respectful. But we see that the fact that Allah mentioned this in the Quran is a sign that what Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to see from us is making sure that number one, our job is halal. And number two is that we're working hard. That is what we see from the Sunnah of the Prophet I'll send them to when they when they will hygiene made hijra to Medina, the unsoldered took them in what did the Ansara do at that time, they even thought that let's just give them 100 free money, let's do favors for them. And

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the Prophet SAW Selim said that I have no problem if you want to do favors for them, but do not give them free money. Do not give them free money, make them take them to work with you make them work hard with you take them into fields and let them work and they're also if you're into agriculture, and if you're into farming, take them with you. But do not give them free money. Because this is part of our deen that we have to work hard for our for our lives. We have to work hard for our sustenance. A man came begging Rasulullah salAllahu alayhi wa sallam the problems are some said Do you have anything at home? He says yes, I have he brought a cloth to the Prophet SAW Salem. He the

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Prophet alayhi salam asked who is going to buy this cloth for two dead hums or three dead hums A man came say jasola I will buy it for to their homes. Rasulullah saw some heat gave him that cloth took those two dead homes and he gave him those two drums. He said with one of these you're gonna go and buy an axe that you can chop wood and plywood with and he went sent him to the marketplace brought he brought that axe back. It was a little broken. Russell was selling he fixed it on the spot. And he says that this is what you're going to use from now on. And you're gonna you're gonna use your hard work. Instead of you going and begging and asking others you're going to use this god given

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strength and energy and you're going to earn a higher risk. We find that ends and this is when I saw some that he explained to the Sahaba that it is bad rather than begging. It is better that you go and you work hard. We find from all of our Sahaba all the

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BIA that in some part in their life, they serve as a shepherd. And especially I want to make this I want to address especially to the youth here, when Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, many times we talk about his life before. I mean, after he became a prophet, many times we don't talk about his life before he became a prophet at the age of 25. That is, when he got married to Khadija, before the age of 25. He was an international businessman. Today, many of our youth unfortunately cannot even do basic businesses. This is here as well. So Allah while you're selling, traveling to other countries, to other parts of the world, conducting business, having the ability the confidence

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to talk to others, and to conduct business and when the when he came back, how do you juggle the hola Juan has she noticed that not only did this man have integrity, but he knows how to do business also, he's making a killer profit on her business. And so this is why Ross Ross was the son was hired initially by Khadija, the Allahu anha. But even before this, before this, who was Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam the Prophet son was a shepherd, he was a shepherd, you know what it takes to be a shepherd. Because you're sitting with animals, you can't even talk to the animals too. Okay. It's not like a Dr. Doolittle kind of situation where you can sit there and talk to the animals, okay.

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They don't understand that language. It's a situation that where a brings humbleness in you, it brings courage and you it brings bravery in you strength in you responsibility in you the whole amount of Sera, they have explained that there are almost 10 benefits when you are a shepherd and 10 things that you learn as a shepherd. But think about this. The problem is some he had that job before any other job. Today, many times we say we see, especially for a young brothers and sisters, when they want to look for jobs, I want a very high prestigious job, I want a job that gives me $20 an hour, $25 an hour, it doesn't work like that. You have to sometimes work from your bottom, from

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the from the bottom up way, I mean, going up, and that is how you earn a living. And this is why we see many of the adults who came here to this country initially, they had to work really hard. Sometimes they had to work in stores overnight. Why, but that is why they are able to earn for their families. So this is why we see that the most important thing that we learned from our deen when it comes to especially having a halal income is that making sure we use our hard work. And I remember by the way, not going not making this into a political kind of you know, talk. I remember when COVID first happened when COVID first happened, one of the biggest debates, okay, one of the biggest

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debates, especially after the the current administration was brought into office, okay. The current administration was going to office, the first thing they want to do is they want to make sure that they send out a lot of stimulus packages, okay, Allah stimulus checks, and why saw that there are people who are sitting at home, they can easily go out and work. Okay, they can use their God given energy, but they weren't sitting at home collecting unemployment. Okay. And I saw also when I read about this, that there are people who are going out and working hard, and they were getting less paid than a person who's sitting at home collecting unemployment. You see, so once again, the the

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Republican Party was saying, okay, and this is not me saying I'm republican, democrat. I'm not talking about that. Okay. So I didn't want you to come in. Oh, you said this. Okay. I'm just making a general statement here. One of the things about you see the republican party they were saying that let people go out and work hard. Now, I'm not saying that I agree with all their financial agree their financial philosophies. I'm not saying that. But the one thing is that you have to respect that when they said that these people should go out and work hard and use their God given abilities that actually falls in line as falls in line exactly what with Rasulullah sallallahu sallam said,

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The Sahaba the Prophet says, I'm told unsought, do not give them free money. When you talk about that without a histogram, how he used to work, we talked about Zakariya adding in some in Sahih Muslim the province. So I mentioned that Zachary Ali Hassan was a carpenter, you know how much work goes into being a carpenter. So this is why it is so important that not only do we have a halal raise, but also understanding that if you have any kind of job, a job that society deems as respectful Alhamdulillah a such a job that society says that it's not a good job, you might be an Uber driver, or someone who's flipping burgers in a Muslim restaurant and so forth. Do not ever feel

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that I'm less because the fact that you are working hard. The fact that your heart your job is a halal job, you are praiseworthy, you are worthy of Allah's praise. And Allah subhanho wa Taala it looks and he praises a person like you and the Prophet has some has spoken highly about a person like you. So do not ever feel that I don't this is not a good job and so forth, as long as halal and you're working hard. That's all that matters. And of course, I'm not saying that if you're flipping burgers and you say okay, I'm going to stick to this on my life. No, of course.

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You always move forward you always try to advance. Last thing I will say is some people may ask that what do I do if I want to have a job? Okay, what do I do? What can I do I as I can recite? The answer is yes. Two things I'll share with you number one, sort of assess surah number 28 is number 24 da da da Mousa adding some rugby in the Lima and delta 11 141. The best was Musa is some does not have a job, he has no place to go. He doesn't have a family. He read this dua not only that Allah gave him a job. Allah gave him job security. Allah gave him a family Allah gave him marriage. Allah gave him a lot more after that dua, Robbie in Neelima and Zelda Illa Yemen hi in 14 sort of process,

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so number 28 is number 24. Also we find the Sunnah of the Prophet SAW Salem Allahumma Inessa Luca Ilma, Nafisa? Well, I'm an amateur Kabbalah what is going halal and by Eva? What do I wish she felt? I'm in colada. This is a dua also we learned from a salsa Allahu alayhi wa sallam, I asked Allah subhana wa that to grant grant as all of us holidays and may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us amongst those who work with our with our God given abilities and energies. I mean, obalon Amin does akmola hate Salam Warlick ontological category

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nauseam Eileen.

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