Nadim Bashir – O You Who Believe #06 – 2-264 & 2-267

Nadim Bashir
AI: Summary © The importance of establishing a culture of giving is emphasized, especially in the face of economic and political challenges. The Islam dynamic in cities like expensive, bad, and dangerous is discussed, along with the importance of cooperation among community members and avoiding giving too much money. The speakers emphasize the need for forgiveness and cautioning about giving things in the hopes of building a successful life.
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Mr. Lai Rahman Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah Muhammad while early he was a big marine about so this is once again the ayat that began with yeah you will Edina mn oh we are covering those ayat. And today in sha Allah we come to the some of the ayat that began with here you will Adina Avenue journey would cover one idea today inshallah we'll cover two ideas that begin with Yeah, you will Adina Avenue because both of them have to do with the same exact thing and that is giving sadaqa for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tala. In the last session that we covered, we talked about, there was an Iowa Allah subhanho wa Taala said

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about the importance of giving, so that the giving that we do today will be beneficial for us Inshallah, in the Hereafter. And then after that Allah subhanho wa taala. He mentioned AYATUL kursi. He mentioned the story of Hosea Anakin salaam as some have believed the story of Ibrahim I didn't use Salam. And so this has to do with iman. However, from this point onward after that, after the story of Ibraheem Alehissalaam Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions about he talks about money transactions, which transactions are okay with transactions or not okay? And so the reason why Allah subhanho wa Taala he did this is because number one, this sutra overall, as I've mentioned many

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times before, when talking about sort of bucket on Surah Baqarah is talking about the establishment of this ummah. So in the previous previous passages of sort of Bacara Allah subhanho wa Taala explains that you the Muslim ummah, you are now fit for leadership, leadership was given to another community, it was given to the people of Bonita saw en but because they violated the terms between them and Allah subhanho wa Taala they were ungrateful to Allah. This is why Allah took the mantle of leadership from them and he gave it to the ummah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now you the OMA have Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, since you are primed for leadership, it is also

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important for you to establish a proper socio economic system, you need to establish one in your own community. And remember that all these ideas regarding business regarding finance regarding money, they all were revealed in Medina, the reason why in Medina, because now the Muslims are living in a Muslim state, they are living in a Muslim community, and they have no problem in establishing their own rules. And not only that, it was only fitting that Allah talked about sadaqa in the beginning days or in especially in the days of Medina, because if you say the cedar of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the one thing that we learned about the Muslims in Medina was that before the

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battles took place, before the spores of war began to come to Medina, the Muslims were struggling immensely in Medina. In fact, there are some books of Syrah that even mentioned that some of the Sahaba they came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they suggested

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that why do we go back to Makkah, at least we are financially stable in Makkah, and we will deal with the persecution Mecca. But this is difficult life is getting difficult here in Medina. And the reason why because all the money all the capital of Medina, was in the hands of the Jewish community and some rich Arab families. Besides that, the Muslims were struggling immensely. So therefore, of course, there are many stories that have happened after that, but this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala He sent down a yard about the importance of establishing this socio economic system. The Muslim socio economic system is going to be based on few things. Number one, the importance of

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giving zakat. This is why zakat was revealed where in Medina, Allah all the ACA, all the rules regarding zakat. 2.5%. If you have certain amount of animals, types of animals, you have to give zakat on them. If you have land you give zakat on them if you have land that provides vegetation, you give zakat on that also. So all these Afghan regarding zakat came in Medina. So once again, the Islamic socio economic system is based on few things. Number one, the obligation of zakat. Number two, the importance of giving sadaqa the importance of giving something for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala and number three, most importantly, staying away from Riba. This is something that

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Allah subhanho wa Taala he made haram very clearly a halal Allah will be waha Rama Riba, Allah has made transactions permissible and he has made riba haram. So because of this, and not only that, but there are many other stories such as the story of mustafina Allah talks about the coffee bean and how they did

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Business the wrong business ethics in Medina, Allah subhanho wa Taala he mentioned all this. So all these things are going to eventually establish a proper system. Now one thing that we also learn very beautifully is that when Allah talked about giving, especially the donors, those who are giving, and those who are receiving Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned in the Quran, there are many a hadith the Prophet SAW Salem about how to give and how to receive. But then also what we learn is that Allah subhana wa Taala did not just want the people who are giving to feel that, okay, I have to give, so I'm giving I don't get anything out of this, Allah subhanho wa taala, he made it very

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clear that first of all, is you get immense amount of reward. And the idea that I'm about to share before this, there was some idea dimension, that every single thing that you give for sadaqa, Allah will multiply it in many folds. Number one, number two that we also learn is when you give for the sake of Allah, not only will you get like Allah will give you in return in many folds. But this also is connected to your spirituality. The more you give, the more brings you closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala the more you give, you're showing Allah that you appreciate or we appreciate what Allah has given us. So this is also

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spiritually increasing us and bringing us closer to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. And when everything comes together, when everything comes together, eventually what does this grow, this grows the Brotherhood in the community, this grows equality that everyone feels that I am equal in the eyes of Allah, all the rules regarding money and finance. It's not that some families or some people because of their status, they have different rules. And so, for some other people, there are different rules, everyone feels equal when it comes to finances. And thirdly, there is more cooperation amongst the community members when we when they establish a proper socio economic

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system. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala Of course, as I said earlier, that there are all these are yet from IE number 261 to 61. Exactly till the end of the SUTA all these ayat are all regarding money in business and finance. The very first thing I want to share before we get to the idea of Yaya lineata Avenue is Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about the very first thing before anything is sincerity. We taught we know this the importance of sincerity. This is why Imam Makati starts off his book with what his very famous book was what, which Hadith in the Malama Lavinia at why intention is very important. If your intention is corrupt than the everything is going to be corrupt. So this

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Therefore, Allah subhanho wa Taala after talking about the rewards of giving sadaqa the very first thing that Allah focused on was the importance of the importance of your intention. So Allah subhanho wa Taala and item are 263 He says, Kowloon Mau rufen whammo FIRA tune Hi Iran min sadaqa T yet Baja other wala who haven't even heard him. Let me translate it first and then I'll explain it Allah says a kind speech olan ma rufen were among FIRA tune and forgiveness is better. So I mean, a kind speech and forgiveness is better than what a charity that is followed by injury. Then Allah says Allah is free from need and for en forbearing first of all, what is Odin model for me? Here our

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deen teaches us that if someone comes to you and asks you for some charity, like here in America, we don't see this often. But we know when we go overseas to many of the countries where we come from

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that you know people at the masjid people are in the streets they're asking, and they know that you are from overseas, a lot of times they can tell the way you're dressing so forth. So they come to those kinds of people and they will ask for money. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, first of all those people who are coming to ask, it is not allowed for anyone to push them away. To be rude to them, to be disrespectful to them. We cannot. Allah subhanho wa Taala he even taught us was a la Hollywood Selim. Well, I'm Messiah Isla Furla 10 heard that when someone comes to you a sale comes to you do not be a prop with them. Do not be disrespectful to them. It's not our place to question their

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intention. Is that our plays to question because a lot of times what happens is, you know, there's all these these rumors and these are these talks that oh, all these people are coming and begging and asking and so forth. They have so much money on the surface and on the site and so forth. That's not our place to ask. Our job is Allah is saying to give now if I'm not able to give, Allah says coloane Mao rufen say a good word meaning what? Simply tell them I'm sorry I cannot give and you simply walk away. Do not

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I'll be disrespectful. Number two is Allah says, While ma feel to Him and seek forgiveness. What is seeking forgiveness here has to do with giving. When you don't give, some people may call you stingy. Some people may be disrespectful to you, some people may be greedy to you. And so when that happens, Allah subhanaw taala saying that these people who are saying things to you that are disrespectful, just let them go, forgive them for the sake of Allah for their for their ignorance, but do not say anything. Once again, do not be abrupt or disrespectful to them, they may say something to you, let it go for the sake of Allah. Then Allah subhanaw taala says, You rather say a

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kind word and forgive them, rather than giving money and injuring them. What does that mean? It means that you give them money, but you make them feel so terrible, when they're taking the money that even you giving. It does not have that blessing in that Baraka in it. And that money that you're giving is devoid of that. Baraka mean as someone that comes in and says, Can you please give Can you please give Can you please give or even as I say, there's a person, it will come to the masjid and they said that, you know, we need some donations and so forth. And that case, if you keep on asking you and then eventually you giving you like, you know what, take it, stop bothering me

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just take the money. This is called injury. If you want to give give it if you don't want to give us simply say I cannot give it a we move forward. Allah then says well Allah Who honey you'll Haleem remember Allah does not need our money. We give we this is one of the biggest misconceptions that we have when it comes to giving money, hustle and bustle. Allah Allah, He says, When we give sadaqa or when we give something to someone else to help someone else out, we usually think that we're doing a favor for someone else. The reality is, we're only helping ourselves. When I give, I'm helping myself more than I'm helping that person. I'm helping myself. So this is why Allah subhanho wa

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taala. He says this Now, what do we learn from this, there's two things that we learn from this number one is, when we give, of course, we give only and only for the sake of Allah subhanho wa taala. And number two, when we give, when we give, do not keep a record of what you're giving, do not keep a record of what has happened. Oh, okay, so let's just say something has happened. People are coming to your house or giving gifts. Oh, you know what, that family, they gave me a gift. When I moved into my house, and they gave me a gift, I was only $30. Now I'm going to make sure that when I go to their home, I'm going to give something of equal or lesser value, we keep a record of this,

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unfortunately, we don't every person, every gift and what they have given, of us saying give Allah is the One who has given you when you give to others do not keep a record. I'm not saying that you cannot give a certain amount. And the point I'm trying to make is that sometimes we keep a record and we know of every single person and what they have given, even if I've been invited, I'm not gonna invite that person because they'd never invited me all these kinds of things. Or when I asked for a favor, he was unavailable. Now when he asked me for a favor, I'm going to simply make an excuse and say I'm not available either. These are things that Allah subhanaw taala saying, stay

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away from these things. Now, next, if it starts off with your lineage, Allah says, Yeah, you will have enough money to go through. So the quality comb Bill money, while others, do not invalidate, do not invalidate your charity, with reminders or injury. Allah then says, so first of all, Allah says Kalevi human fecal matter who the nurse, any person who gives their money, and they remind others later on about that charity, or they injure someone or they hurt someone by giving that money, Allah says it is no different than a man who gave charity, but he did it to show us to show off to other people. Meaning what, when you and I we know this very clearly, when we do something for the

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purposes, there is no reward in it for us. Allah says very similar is the case, when we remind other people of a charity that we have given how many times people they come and I'm going to be honest here I have to be honest here about this. People to give money to the masjid, immense amount of money to the masjid or whatever amount, and then later on, they will come and they will ask for a favor. And when they are turned down when their favor is turned down, they get offended by it. The I've given so much money into this budget. And today I want a favor and they're saying no to me, in the future. I'm not gonna give a I'm not gonna give a single painting to the masjid. Or when you go

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to someone else and said that, you know, I need a favor and you remember I helped you at one time. You know, this time you helped me out to reminding other people of favours. Allah subhanaw taala said that when you do that, you showed that you did not give that money for the sake of Allah. You gave them money for for a favor, or you gave them money so you can gain leverage for a favor in the future. Or you did this to gain leverage for a certain position that you wanted today. We know

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How many times people are buying positions in different sectors of life, you give money because you want a certain position in the future. Allah subhanaw taala saying that this is a reminder and when you do this, then Allah subhanaw taala is going to take away the rewards that you did. Then Allah subhanaw taala says, this is like a person who did it. Yeah. And he says, What do you mean no. Billahi while Yeoman arkit And these people they do not believe in Allah, and they do not believe in the hereafter. What does it mean they do not believe in Allah, it simply means that it doesn't mean that they don't believe in Allah, they, I'm sure they do believe in Allah. But what this actually

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means is that they don't, they're not aware of Allah subhanho wa Taala and they're not hopeful that Allah will give them the reward because a believer a movement says I do and Inshallah, my reward is in the hereafter. A person who truly does not have Iman, Allah says, I do and I want to reward today. I do and I want people to appreciate me, I do and I one praises. This is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says, These people do not have Iman and Allah and the hereafter. Then Allah says he gives a parallel, he says, For mother Lou, commercially software and in LA, he told our boon for Osama who were beaten for Teraoka who Salda Allah says, it is like Allah subhana says is example is a smooth,

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large stone. So we're talking about like a boulder. Okay, now usually when you see a boulder, a boulder is so heavy, that people are not able to move it. So it remains there for years and years. Allah says that this is a very smooth boulder. And what happens after a while is I'm sure you've seen this, that sometimes through rocks, there is life that comes out from rocks, I'm sure you've seen it, you see a rock and there's a tree coming up, you see a rock and there is some light coming out of it. That usually happens when a rock has been sitting there for a long time. And when it begins to collect dirt and soil upon it more and more, eventually life comes from it some way

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somehow, Allah saying that imagine you have this huge boulder. And on this boulder there is dirt that is collecting. And eventually when you have dirt and eventually you have sunlight and you have water somewhere somehow there might be life that may come through this. But imagine if there was this huge water downfall or imagine a great amount of water fill on this rock and it wiped out and he cleaned out all the dirt on the stone, there is no way that life can come from the stone again. And likewise Allah subhanaw is giving this example by saying what they you did so much good a person who gave sadaqa and from their sadaqa life is coming from their sadaqa but because of their idea, or

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because their of their reminders, it is like that water that came and destroyed that soil because of their media and their reminders this destroyed all the good that was coming from there. So the CA and Allah subhanho wa Taala says when all that is destroyed, and you want to gain that again, Allah says La Jacobi Runa Allah che Makka Cebu, you will not have the ability they do not they are unable to keep anything that they have. Meaning what that imagine if you see like a water you see water that's flowing down. If you're trying to catch it, there's no way you can catch it. When you have destroyed your deeds and your deeds are gone. There's no way you can retrieve them again unless you

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do something more something different next time. So this is why Allah subhanaw taala saying that do not do this because it will destroy everything that you have will Allah who will Komal caffeine, Allah subhanaw does not give hidayah to the comb or the people who are ungrateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala now, the next year you will know is very beautiful to Allah subhanho wa Taala says yeah you will live in Manila and this is just few Ayat later this probably to two hours or three hours later Allah says unfit, mental, you batty maca Sabaton give charity or spend out of that good thing that Allah has given you or that which you have earned

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women Mahajan, Allah Camille, and he has come from that has come from the earth. First of all is Allah has said whatever good that we have and we have earned in our life, give that in charity. How many times today we given charity what the clothes that are absolutely unwearable. Entire house. The things that are absolutely unusable in our house that have been sitting there. It's not of good to anyone. What is that if you have something sitting in your house for a very long time, it's a good quality you can use it for yourself. You give that for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala that is commendable, but something that you have used that you have worn out and now you say you know what

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insha Allah I'm going to open up my heart today. I'm going to give that for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala or whenever there's a toy drive

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About the masjid or somewhere else, and the toys are completely broken toys that are missing pieces. And you say I'm gonna go and give this for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah send it out, do that, whatever the good that you have, give that for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, because when Allah has given you, Allah wants in return what the good that you have things that other people can use, not something that people cannot use, it will just be eventually given away or maybe it will have to be thrown away. And then Allah says, he tries to provide perspective here Allah wants us for Allah wants us to understand perspective here. Allah is saying, imagine if you

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were in a situation where you need it. And someone came and gave you something, gave you something that you looked at it and you turn an eye from it. Imagine something was so despicable that you cannot even look at it. I mean, this happens even in terms of money to even when we give gifts. Even when we send food, a lot of times people will send food to other homes, and the food is on the verge of being rotten.

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It's not being used at their home. So they feel like okay, you know what, I think this family they might, they might need it, they send the food to their home, and they only find out when they get the food at their home. They realize that they smell it that this food is on the verge of being rotten. That's not appropriate. So what happens imagine if you have that food, you smell it and you turn you turn away from it, you turn your eyes away from it, Allah saying that when you do not want to be embarrassed, do not give something away that will embarrass someone else. Do not give do not give sadaqa that will embarrass someone else. Do not give clothes away that might embarrass someone

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else. Always be careful when a young man will. This is why Allah says Walter Yamamoto Habiba men who don't fit goon. Well that's to me, he learned to me roofie Allah says very clearly do not choose for your spending spending meaning giving away this was spending means do not choose for your spending the inferior things which you yourselves will not accept without turning your eyes away in this day and then Allah subhana wa Tada says, what Allah mu and Allah only Yun Hamid once again, when you give away and you think you're doing a favor, you're giving away these kinds of you know, these things that are not beneficial to anyone. Allah says, Allah is honey, Allah does not need your Allah

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does not need your wealth. Allah does not need you to go and give something to him or for his sake. Because imagine if someone says I'm giving for Allah sake, and I'm giving something that no one's gonna be better, no one's gonna benefit from it. Allah subhana wa doesn't like that they hear on one hand we're taking his name, and then we're giving something Allah subhanaw taala himself is saying this is just not right. So Allah subhanaw taala saying, I don't need this you rather keep this to yourself or throw or throw it away or discard it yourself but do not take my name and give something for my sake, I don't need it. I am honey we are honey from what you have while mo Angela learning in

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HMIs. And then So finally what we learned and what we learned in Shala from all these ayat, and not only that, but there's some more if at the end sort of Bukhara to begin with Yeah, you live in Amazon, but from all these if there are few important things that we we learned number one is whatever we spend for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala it should come from our Halal earnings number one, number two is we will spend in places where the person has told has told us to spend number three, we will spend at the proper place or the in the proper place meaning that we give to proper places and so forth. Or not only that, but in a situation this is also means we spent in the

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proper place. Number four, Do not remind others after giving something for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala number five, do not insult or do not say something of criticism to the receiver. Just I'm just another exam that comes to mind is if someone does come and even ask for help, and you say you know what, you are so irresponsible. You are so this you are so that you make the person feel so bad. And then you say you know what, I'll go ahead and give you something right now. Don't do that. That person if let's just say a person did lose their job, let's just say a person was let's just say a person was responsible. Allah subhanaw taala can put you in that same situation any

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day. So this is why we should not do anything like this. Number six we spend with sincerity we believe I mean sincerely and Allah subhanho wa Taala and number seven is whatever we give, we give only that good that if we were to receive it, it will be acceptable to us too. So inshallah we will conclude right here. So we ask Allah subhana wa Tada to first of all give us ability to give and when we give We ask Allah subhana wa Taala to give us ability to keep all these things in mind in sha Allah. So Allah subhanaw Give us ability to suck Mala head Subhanak Allah 100 connection to Allah illa Anta nest Africa want to relate Zachman la head, someone even play Barakatuh

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