O You Who Believe #15 – Do Not Consume

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AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the importance of understanding the connection between the Quran and the surrounding world, as well as the various rights of women and how they are treated in society. They stress the importance of "hammed" in Islam and the need for healthy relationships and privacy in online transactions. They also emphasize the importance of offering funeral prayer and not trying to be too shy, as it is a big issue for Muslim communities. They stress the need for healthy behavior and avoiding illegal behavior. They also discuss the importance of mental health and greed in the context of financial matters and offer graduation prayer.
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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Welcome to another segment of Oh you who believe where we cover ayat of the Quran that begins with yours. A you Hallerin Amman before begin Of course I hope you all are doing well especially in these days while we have to be at home. hope everything's well with all of you may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us may Allah subhana wa Tada keep us under His mercy and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala that by the end of this pandemic when we get through all this May Allah subhanaw taala increase us in our iman and in our taco I mean a little bit I mean, so today we are taking an idea from Surah An Nisa, this is ayah number 29 where Allah subhana wa Tada

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He says, Yeah,

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Are you hi Lavina Manu Letta Kulu and welcome Bay in Bilbao 3d, il and Tikona TJ Ratan Tata. All the men come while taco Tulou and come in Allah, how can I become Rahima so this is an idea where Allah subhanho wa Taala is talking about the importance of fair dealings and making sure that people are not taking other people's wealth. Now before this, if I want to talk about the lead up to this idea, because one of the things that we don't understand about the Quran is that the Quran in itself is so amazing that if you actually study the eye yet and look deeper into the eye, that every single part of the sutra is connected to what is before. So a lot of times what happens is that we read

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something and then we're thinking to ourselves, that What connection does this idea have to what is going on, a lot of times, we don't even know what is going on. So this is why when you study the surah, in itself, the theme of the sutra overall, and then you look at the different examples given by Allah subhanaw taala. And this is, by the way, if you find if you tried to go around and you study data fasciae this has been explained very clearly. And I would strongly suggest that even if you can understand those books, read those books, by the way, there are books, even in the English language, too, there are some even in Ooredoo there are some in Arabic to where it talks about the

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what is the connection between the all the ayat because I can guarantee you and all of you watching this video, that if you study the connection, and why is Allah munching this story in this sutra and this aspect of this story, and that Surah will Allah He you will have much more appreciation for the Quran and the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala so having said that, this is what Allah is talking about in this ayah but once again, what is the lead up to this ayah and the very beginning Allah subhanho wa Taala he declared by saying, Yeah, you are not at the beginning of this surah Yeah, you are not it the Quran bacame Oh, people, be God conscious, be God conscious, be aware of Allah

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subhanaw taala fear Allah subhanho wa taala. And so what this would suggest is that we all of course, come from Adam and Hawa Alehissalaam. And not only that, but because we all come from them, we are bound in them for the for the bond for this bond of brotherhood and sisterhood. And because of this, there is something called human rights. This is why in this surah, one thing that we find is that Allah subhanho wa Taala he institutionalized something called law in order, okay, something called law in order, because when there is a society that has no law, and it has no order, then it becomes a chaotic situation. So for example, like many of us, you know, when we are, you know, when

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we go to places around the world, like if you're living in America, and you're driving on the street, then you understand that there's something called an order, you know, when the light is red, you stop when the light is green, you go, but we see a lot of different places around the world that I don't want to take the name of certain countries and so forth. But it's completely you know, almost the opposite. You know, if it's red, you go, if it's green, you stop. So there's something called in society law in order of a person does something right, good. If a person does something wrong, they have to be held accountable. So this is why Allah subhanho wa taala. He

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institutionalized law in order, how do he institutionalize it? Firstly, is he talked about those people whose rights and who were abused and whose rights were neglected? And who were abused in society? Who are they? Number one, the women, number two, the orphans, Allah subhanaw taala talked about them in great detail. After that Allah subhanho wa Taala talked about inheritance, that what are the laws of inheritance? Meaning that if a husband passes away, will the wife get anything or not? Allah He institutionalized that. And he affirmed that yes, they will get something. What about the orphans, if the husband or the parents, they leave behind children, will they get anything? The

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Quran says yes, they will also get something do so the Quran it stabilize this matter, and it said that there are people who will receive and there are people a long time ago that you may receive today they will not receive once the plan has been revealed. Now this matter has been resolved. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala talked about the rights of women, that after after that death of their husband, how they were treated in back in society, pre Islamic Arabia, and now how they will be treated once the Quran has been revealed. The Quran institutionalize those rights. Now, after all this, Allah subhanaw taala even also mentioned that which women are you allowed as men, which women

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can we marry and which women can we not marry? Because a long time ago, there were some certain people that you know, you don't get married to

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You know, incest was not something that was ramping every single society. So you know that there are certain, like you don't get married to your sibling and so forth. But there were other people that people may have gotten married to in the past. That's why Islam came and institutionalized those, those matters to and established those matters, that these are your Muhammad, these are your Muharram. And you cannot, you cannot marry them. And so after Allah subhana, WA Tada discusses all that, now Allah comes to the next thing, which is me. And the reason why Allah is talking about money once again, is because just like there are people like women and orphan whose rights were

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neglected, they were abused. Likewise, there were people in the community and in the society, there were strong, they were rich, they had a lot of influence, they would go to other people, and they will take their wealth, and not and not just not just only them, not just the rich and the powerful, but even at times the weak, out of desperation, they will go and they will, they will go and they will take from others as Subhanallah we see this happening today, especially, you know, while going through this pandemic, and so forth. One of the things majority of us as families that we all are concerned about is our safety because no matter what society it is, what happens in many cases, is

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that when it comes to desperation, people commit crimes. So this is why it's important that what do we do when it comes to our money and when it comes to our finances, and how what things has Allah made Khaled and what things Allah has made haram. So this is this, this is what brings us to item number 29. So let's go through this ayah Allah subhanho wa Taala he begins the ayah by saying yeah, you will need Manu, ALLAH is talking to the Muslim community. He says Hola, Kulu Bay intercom. Now Allah subhanaw taala says do not consume or do not eat up the property amongst yourselves. And then he says unjustly. Now when we talk about LA coluna journey eating is you know one thing is eating we

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all know what eating is. But when you consume is as if you're eating it, you're digesting it, you're making it part of yourself. When you take something from someone. unjustly, then or then it is as if you're eating it and you're taking it in. So this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala in many places he used the word Latur Kulu like you're consuming it as if it is yours, when actually is not yours. Now Allah subhanho wa taala. After this he uses the word Bilbao quill. Now this is the key word here in this ayah Allah saying do not consume each other's property build by playing with or build button means and justly. Now the word battle could also mean falsehood. But in every single context, words

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can have its own meaning here in this context, the word Al battle is Amin falsehood, it means like, you know, there's hot and bothered, there's no doubt about it. This is Boulton where you're talking about unjustly, what is unjustly mean? Even Massoud are the Ultra and majority of the companions. They say that to take something which is impermissible to you or it covers this word. Ableton covers all forms of impermissible and forbidden ways of taking money or getting money. For example, getting money through usury, getting money through cheating, gambling, monopolization, hoarding, embezzlement, bribery, theft, and not only that, but today's SubhanAllah. We live in times where

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people are selling honor and dignity. You have a person who is who is not trustworthy, but he gives mine to someone else. And that person, he advertises this person as a trustworthy person in society, that is a wrong way of getting wealth, or a person who is dishonest, and he gives money, he gives a bribery. And he and then the other person who's accepted the money. He's declaring to everyone that this person is an honorable man, when this man or this person is not an honorable person. So this is what this is the meaning of a pill and Subhanallah today when we look at the Ummah, where we are today, how much does this take place today in our Muslim communities? I mean, subhanAllah one of one

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things, one of the things that today as the OMA that has crippled us, the one thing that has become our Achilles heel, is that when it comes to money, we try to find ways to cheat other people. We try to find ways to put someone else down so that I can get the money. I want to make something very clear here. There is nothing wrong in having money. There is nothing wrong and having that wish and that desire

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for money, and if you are extremely wit rich, and Allah subhanaw taala has blessed you that in that case, there's nothing wrong to have a lot of money. Of course, the more the money, there is more a sub on the day judgment, no doubt about that. But it's not haram, because we find Sahaba, who were extremely rich too. But what the problem is that in many cases, when it comes to these kinds of matters, the reason why a lot of times we find that there are people who have a lot of money is because there are they are committing some type of fraud, and they are cheating other people, you know, pyramid schemes and you know, you know, promising other people. And I would always suggest, I

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would always suggest as a humble brother, that please, please, please, before you do business with anyone, okay? Do find out who you're doing business with. Like, you know, there are times when people have come to me, and they have said, such and such person, he took a loan from me now he's not giving it back. This is a bottom in one way. A person who says that we had a business, a business dealing, and this person he cheated me and that person says no, he cheated me. And it just becomes one word. I guess the other word. Remember that? Allah subhanho wa Taala he is Hakimi. Allah subhana wa Tada will judge. So if you are a person who is actually cheating other people, then

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please have the fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala we have time to turn from our ways. Let's turn from our ways. Let's try to become more honest. I mean, today it is almost difficult. You go to a lot of you know societies you go to a lot of, you know countries. And it becomes very difficult to Who do you trust and who do you not trust? Everyone in the society is cheating each other. Then how can you have law in order? How can you have peace and content in that kind of life, when you know that everyone can be deceitful around you? This is why when we learn the seed of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the very first thing that the Prophet SAW Selim, he institutionalize was that

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those people in the medina marketplaces who are cheating others, Allah subhanho, wa Taala He sent down in either way, you know, Lil Muto, 15, Allah subhana wa that talked about those people. And not only that, but those who cheat. Allah says, Yo, Maya, una sola Soulier Bella Mia and remember that the day will come where they will have to send me for Allah subhanho wa taala. Today, those people they will do anything, they will get away with even their crimes, but on the day of judgment, no one is going to get away from Allah subhanho wa taala. So first of all, is that if you have cheated anyone, okay, if you have cheated anyone, ask a loss of 100 Forgiveness, illogical for him. Number

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two is that the person whose rights you violated, go and make matters straight in this dunya before the matters are going to be forcefully settled in the Hereafter. And if you are, on the other hand, if you are a victim of someone else's cheating, first of all, you have a right to ask. Now at the same time, there are times and there are some situations and circumstances that if you go and you do ask for your right you are threatened, or someone you know someone's life could be threatened or their family is threatened and so forth. Just remember that you may have to stay quiet today. But on the day of judgment, no one is gonna get away from Allah subhanho wa taala. Allah knows, Allah sees

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and Allah subhanho wa Taala will settle the affairs. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala after this he says he makes an exception, do not eat your wealth or do not consume wealth amongst yourselves unjustly. Illa and takuna TJ rotten, unter all the men come. There are two exceptions to this case, unless it is lawfully through business or by mutual consent. Now business has to be a halal business. Okay. Now when a person says Well, I have a haram business and we're still doing a, you know, an exchange of commodity This is business. The Quran says business. No, the Quran is saying business but it's understood. There has to be a halal business. Okay. Now, having said that, what does it mean? I'm TJ

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Ratan Antara, the men come, first of all is that the gyro means the exchange of commodity. So, for example, if you are the buyer, I give the money and you give me the product that is the that is an exchange of commodity or if I'm the, if I'm the seller, then I give the product and I receive the money. So, as long as there is an exchange, and it is clear, and it is fair, then first of all is that it should be fair, and there should be no one trying to cheat each other. And as long as that happens, then that's absolutely fine. You know, Hanifa Rahmatullah Allah one time he came across a woman and she was selling something

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thing. And she and he asked how much is this and she said 100. Now what was the currency of that time, it's irrelevant here. But she said 100, and Imam, Abu Hanifa knows, okay, he knows very well, that this is not worth 100, this is worth much more. Now think about this. Imagine if you went to a person to buy something, and that person is selling it at 20%. Now, if that person knows the value, and they still are selling at 20%, that's a different matter. But here, in this case, this woman did not know the value of this. And so even more Hanifa, once again, this shows a person's piety and tequila, and this is how we should be, instead of taking advantage. He knew that she doesn't, she

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does not know the value for this. So that's why he never bought it at 100 Whatever the currency was, in fact, he called someone else. And he said that if you without you knowing the price, how much if you had this product? How much will you buy it for? And he said I would buy for 500. At that time, Hanifa, he took our 500 and he gave it to that to the to that lady, she did not know the value, she just selling it, okay? For whatever reason it is, but remember honey for never took advantage of that. Okay, so this is important that when it comes to two people, okay, when it comes to two people in a transaction, that's why the Prophet sallallahu it was some he mentioned, in many a hadith that

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when two people they come together, and they have a proper transaction, no cheat, no deceit involved, Allah puts Baraka in that transaction. But when there is deceit involved, Allah takes away the baraka from that transaction. So that's why it's important that this happens. Now, another problem that happens many times is that I give or when there is an exchange of only one commodity, and there is no guarantee from the other side, that it becomes. That's why like, that's why that bear or that transaction is void. And this is why think about it. When a person is gambling, for example, you know, you put up you put a coin into a machine, and it will usually what happens is

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that there's no guarantee that something's going to come back. That's why this is not allowed. Because when you're giving something and the other person's taking, taking, taking, and you're not getting anything back, then this tilts the scales in society. So this is why Allah Subhanallah is trying to create a balanced society. And that's why they should be fair dealings. And that's why even if a person says, Okay, give me the money, and I will get you something. Now, it's unclear exactly what is it going to get you. And it's unclear whether that person has it in stock or not. According to many orlimar This is considered as a bear belt, it is considered as a void or a

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contract. So this is why when it comes to the genre, there are this is why even in our in our books of fear, there's something called Kitab boo boo, you're, there's the entire book called The Book of transactions, why because transactions are so important that both the buyer and the seller, they both are on equal footing. So the next thing is that Allah subhanaw taala says untitled to Jonathan, I'm third all the men come, okay. So going back to is do not consume your wealth amongst yourselves unjustly. Unless it is true or like mean that you can, you can take an exchange, the gyro is absolutely allowed. And number two is under all the medical that there has to be mutual consent

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amongst the two. Now when when what that means is this, first of all, the seller should try to understand that he has to keep a reasonable price, he should keep a reasonable price. But otherwise, okay, the person who is selling, he can name his price at the end of the day, that's his choice. Now, for example, let's just say this pandemic is going on a person we see this happening. We saw this happening on, you know, people selling things on Amazon and all over the place. And, you know, one is that something may cause for you know, for example, a $2. And they know that in this pandemic Ebola desperate, so they sell it for $10 not technically speaking, this is their right, and they if

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they want to sell it for $10, they can sell it for $10. But is it right to sell for $10 in that kind of situation, knowing what the situation is and people are desperate, it's not right is just not you know, morally right to do something like this. But once again, this is there, right. And the next thing is that as far as the buyer is concerned, the buyer is concerned, he has to pay the money that the seller is asking. Now, you know, we see this happening a lot that you know, a person goes to the store and he says how much is this? And he says 20 Okay, so for example 20 bucks, oh, you know what, I'm gonna give you 10 and the seller goes no, no, come on. It's $20 You know, I'm gonna sell it for

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$20 and the buyer is like, Oh, come on. And you know, we are friends and we go back long way and this and that. And you suppress the the seller so much so

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All that then at the end, you just give him $10. And you walk away with that product. Now you may have walked away with a product thinking that you have struck a bargain. But in reality, there is no third all the men come here. If there's no mutual consent here, that person he probably has to live with it now. But on the day of judgment, you're going to be held accountable for Allah subhanho wa taala. So this is why if the seller is saying, if the seller is saying that this is my price, now there's nothing wrong. I'm not saying Please do not misunderstand me that you cannot bargain. You can bargain of course as much as you want. But if the seller is saying that this is the price, then

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fine, there's no problem, but try to be respectful, the buyer and the seller have to be respectful towards one another. The another thing that we learn is that Mufti Shafi Rahmatullah lay in SF cmrt. for Quran he says, that when Allah subhanho wa Taala says, T Jarrah, tena Antara the minicom when he talks about business transaction, and mutual consent, he actually does he mentioned that one of the best ways you can earn money is to your hard work, and why and how do we know that? So the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam were in Haryana, his son was asked about the purest and the most lawful mode and the way of earning money. And the Prophet SAW Allah some says, for a man to

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work with his hands, and every honest transaction, this is a Hadith mentioned and most of the Ahmed. So this is why it is very important that if it comes to making money, the best way we can make money is through our own hard labor working hard. Because when you work hard for something, at the end of day, when you get that money, you value that money, you know that money is very precious to you. On the other hand, if that money came to you through deceit and so forth, yes, I'm not saying you will not have any value for it, but not probably to the extent that that person who worked hard for it. So this is why it is very important that if we can we work hard for our money, and not try to gain

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money from unlawful ways. Now, something else that I would like to share is, you know, when it comes to jobs, everyone has a certain type of job. And you know, when people meet with each other, and then when they meet with each other that like you, and one person will say, Well, you know, what, I'm a doctor. So okay, or I'm a, you know, I'm a business owner, or I do business, or I'm a real estate agent, you know, whatever we are the we are most passionate about, and whatever we are so good at when people tell us that this is what I do. I mean, we feel proud. When someone does ask us, what do you do? And we say I do this, you know? Now, the question is that, should you ever feel shy

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about what you do? Now, for example, if there's a person who's who's driving a cab, or who's driving, you know, whose main job is driving Uber or Lyft, for example. Now, a lot of times when a person has asked that person doesn't ask,

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if a person does ask that person a question that what do you do for a living? And he will be like, oh, you know, I do something either very shy about it. You know, I want to say something here about this. If you are doing a halal job, do not ever feel shy about it. Even if you're driving driving a cab, or if you're doing something even more simpler than that. Okay? I mean, the cab information, nothing against cab drivers and so forth. My you know, my shout out goes to all of them. But I mean, the thing is that if there's any kind of job that you feel insulted about, and it's a hauler job, there's nothing wrong with it. Do not ever feel shy to mention it. The reason I say so is this,

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Allah subhanho wa taala. He talked about that with his Salam. He says, he says about that without his son, Lana, Allah who will Hadith that we need metal soft for him. Now, you know, a long time ago, one of the most demeaning jobs in society was to be a blacksmith, because you're always around metal, you're always around, you know, black smoke and so forth. And no one would want that kind of job. You know, your hands can get easily dirty, your skin can be affected by the environment and so forth. So it's it was not such a like an honorable job. But think about this, Allah subhanho wa Taala when he talked about that with Alexandra, Allah subhanho wa Taala made this soft. Okay, Allah

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made metal soft for the Buddha you Salam. Now, what is a blacksmith? Do you work with metal all day long. So the idea that some of the other might have given is that the fact that Allah mentioned this, and something that was so despised in society, if Allah can make this Quran and Allah is saying that this is what this is what that would at least some he would do. Okay, this is what he would do, then what's wrong if I say that if I have such and such job, you should never feel shy about what kind of job do you have? If you still don't want to share you don't have to share it, but do not feel shy about it because as long as

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It is a halal risk, then be, you know, you should be thankful to Allah subhanho wa taala. So this is something important that I want to mention. Now, the next thing that Allah mentioned, this idea is wala taco Tulou, and full circle. Now the literal meaning of this part of the ayah means do not kill yourselves. Now what does that mean? There's a literal meaning. And there's a metaphorical meaning to this, the metaphorical meaning is that when there is no law in order in society, eventually people are going to cheat each other. And what does cheating lead to, it leads to crime. And then there you have a destruction of society, you okay? You have a society that can no longer gain

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footing, and no longer that can gain prominence and it cannot stand upon itself. So that's why when cheating happens over and over again, it affects the society and it is highly destructive to any community. That is the metaphor, metaphorical meaning the the literal meaning would be is, did not commit suicide. And this is what some of the alumni have mentioned. Some of them I had mentioned that this is a metaphorical way of this, Allah, metaphorically saying this, some say no, this is Allah literally saying this, that do not kill yourselves. Now, let's just I just want to quickly mention something here about suicide, because it's very important that you know, when we talk about

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our Muslim communities, you know, if if we feel that only there is only suicide happening in the, you know, in the,

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in the other communities, that is they are not Muslim communities, and we have nothing to worry about that I think you should think again, you know, I'm an I'm in touch with people who own funeral homes, and they have told me that in the Muslim community suicide is increasing, okay, suicide is increasing, first of all, is that there's a hadith narrated by gender Ebro Abdullah, the yellow author and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, A man amongst those who came before you was wounded, and he panicked. And so he took a knife and he cut his hand, and he could not stop the bleeding and because of that, he died. Because of that Allah subhanho wa Taala said, My slave has

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haste in his death, I have therefore made paradise forbidden for him. Okay. This is what the Prophet SAW Allah why some of this has mentioned this, by the way, what the * it this has mentioned in Behati, and is mentioned Muslim. So what we learned from from this is that it is considered as a major sin and as we clearly see, in the Hadith, that Allah has made it forbidden for, for people, anyone who has committed suicide. But the next question that people may ask Is that what do you do in terms of janazah?

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In terms of janazah, there's a hadith narrated by Jabba even as someone out of the allotted time, that a man who had killed himself was brought to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Prophet under his thumb did not offer the funeral prayer upon that person. Now this is found in Sahih Muslim. Now, this is one thing that Palestine did not pray. So what do we learn from this? Now there are a man who say that based on this hadith, anyone who commits suicide, the janazah should not take place upon them. However, majority of the unimat they disagree with this opinion. In fact, Imam Malik Imam, Abu Hanifa, Imam Shafi Rahmatullah la

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Ibrahim in a hurry, Qatada, and Allah, the majority of scholars, they say that no, you should offer the funeral prayer on this person and offer the janazah upon this person. Because in that story, what we don't know is that there were some Sahaba, who went ahead, and they did offer their funeral prayer, and the person did not stop them. So this is why it is absolutely allowed, that you can go and offer the funeral prayer, it, there's nothing wrong with it, majority scholars say that you should offer it. And in fact, I would also suggest, and this is my personal opinion in this matter. And I do side with this opinion, that you should pray. Now, I'm going to give you one just I really

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want to talk about this, because this is a very big issue our Muslim community. And please do let me your attention here for for a moment. You know, one of the things that's driving a lot of people to suicide nowadays, in our Muslim communities, is, is mental health. And, you know, one of the things the Muslim community, like when we have come to like to the United States, or if you're living in a first world, country, and so forth, where there is a lot of discussion and dialogue about mental health, people understand now that there's something called mental health. And if I have a mental breakdown, I need to go to a mental expert. But you know, the countries where a lot of people where

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we come from, or our parents come from and so forth. Like, for example, you have a lot of the, you know, the Middle Eastern countries, the subcontinent countries, and many of these countries that are there. There are now that there are people who are understanding that there's something called mental health, yet there is a majority that they don't even believe and they don't even they don't even know that there's something called mental health that does it.

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Just like if they see someone who's going through depression, like, you know, a long time ago, I used to think this way too until like, after studying more and more, I realized that this is not the case. But you know, a lot of times we're taught that if you are, if you have depression, it's a sign that you have, you have a lack of emotion. And that's not true. So there is something called mental health, and people need to go and get help get help. And if a person, you know, does have depression, or a person does have anxiety, or you know, subhanAllah, it hurts me when I even hear such things as, like, you know, when a person is, you know, when a person, you know, I've heard

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people saying this, and that's why I'm mentioning this, that when they come across special needs people, they say that, oh, this person is probably possessed by a gin, you know, subhanAllah, you can say these kinds of things, you know, first of all is absolutely wrong. Okay, it's absolutely wrong to even say something like this, because it's not true. So that's why it's very important that we understand that not everything has to do with jinns. And not everything has to do with being possessed a lot of times is mental health. Now, a lot of times in our societies, when there is a suicide that does take place, and is because of mental health related, a lot of times we get into

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this whole discussion, but that's why I say that in our communities, we need to offer janazah upon this person, because we need to grow the awareness of mental mental health in our societies, we need people to understand that this is a an, you know, this is something that we can deal with, and any person can deal with it. He also Hala as an Imam, and you know, in my community and knowing what is going on in my surrounding communities. I mean, there are so many different cases where you have Muslim families, everything looks happy and dandy. Everyone is like, you know, and you know, everyone is, you know, joyful and so forth. And all of a sudden, in the matter of no time there's a

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suicide. And you think you're thinking to yourself, how could this happen? So this is why if this is happening in our society, in our community, then we need to give we need to talk about mental health, and what is driving people to doing something like this.

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Something else I also want to discuss is the what drives people to commit wrong towards each other? What drives people to cheat each other? The answer is one. It's called greed. Okay, it's called greed. This is why the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says a little more Varoma Tony Yamanaka, Yama, taco Vaughn, for interval Maluma toyonaka Emma that stay away, stay away from Lauren, because it will be a means of darkness in the hereafter. They said it was sure that he said stay away from being you know stingy or being greedy for in no Alec Americana Kabbalah calm because it has destroyed the people before you. So this is why when it comes to greed, you know, you

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You're so greedy inside, that you look at every situation as either a money making opportunity, or you see the person as a determining factor of you making more money. And then what happens is that when you have so much greed, you don't see people anymore for who they are. The only thing you see is if this person can make me money, I'm going to keep a friendship with this person. And if this person does cannot make me any money that I have, no, I have no I have nothing to do with this person. So that's why it's very important that we stay away from greed Alhamdulillah there's nothing wrong once again, to acquire more to look for opportunities, but it cannot be done with too much

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greed. If it comes to you. Alhamdulillah if it does not come to you, then you know you say 100 to Allah subhanaw taala for what we have. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala says, in the next idea, we may file their liquor or the one we're Volman for Sophia, honestly he Nara and whoever commits these through aggression and injustice, we shall cast him into the fire Jahannam and then Allah says, What can a valleca Allah Allah hiya Sido? You know, the question is, what what do you think Allah means by this? First of all, Allah Azza wa is saying that anyone who cheats other people, anyone who does, you know, they bribe other people, they get money from unlawful ways and sources. First of all,

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Allah subhanaw taala says that they are going to be in the fire Jahannam unless they talk to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says, there'll be sent to the fire Jahannam and then Allah says what kind of Lika Allah Allah hiya Sierra, some the Allama have mentioned that what this means is that when a person is so powerful, or when a person feels that they have some dominance over the other person, that I can go and take their wealth, or you know what, I can control people and their wealth and I can do whatever I want. And is this is so easy for me it is so easy for me to take money away from other people and in a wrongful way. Allah Subhan Allah saying that just like you think that this is

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easy to take people's wealth is easy for me to put you in the fire. Johanna. You think this is difficult for me? I'll put you in the fire Johanna. Pick

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As you're doing something wrong, what kind of valleca Allah Allah He is Sierra, and this is easy for Allah subhanho wa taala. So this is why it's very important that once again, as I said earlier, if we are the perpetrator, if we are the person who has done this in the past, we need to make Toba to Allah subhanaw taala. And to we need to go and apologize to other people, before our matters are settled by force into hereafter and that day, no one's going to be able to escape Allah subhanho wa Taala

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I ask Allah subhanaw taala to give us the ability to act upon what has been said and heard. I ask Allah subhanho wa Taala that we are more worried about the baraka in our money, ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada Baraka in our finances. It's not about having more. It's more important to have Baraka in our finances. Ask Allah subhana without to put immense amount of baraka and the money that we have, whatever Allah has given us, may Allah subhanho wa Taala give us more there's nothing wrong and asking for more. If it is high for us, if is good for us, and we ask Allah subhana wa Taala that whatever money that we have given for sadaqa in the past, may Allah Subhana Allah accept that

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whatever money we have given in the past when it comes to zakat May Allah subhanaw taala accept that. I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala if there's any person who has been a victim in the past, may Allah is help be with that person and ask Allah that He gives all of us the ability to be fair, and to be just when it comes to our financial matters. I'm Robert Alamy Zak Malachite a salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

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I leave Eileen.