Revival #15 – Give and You Will be Given – Importance of Charity

Nadim Bashir

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AI: Summary © The speakers emphasize the importance of sadaqa for a specific purpose, such as achieving Islam's wealth. They discuss etiquette rules for giving sadaqa, including not using it as a means of harm and not reminding anyone of their favors. The speakers also emphasize the importance of protecting wealth and avoiding harm while acknowledging Islam's acceptance.
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I said I want a comer the law here but I'll go to the salon or Haman hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Jemaine about these two brothers and sisters around the world wherever you may be asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to accept our PM, our CM our hierarchy, all this other power that we may give in the month of Ramadan, all the Quran Tilawat or the Afghan, and especially our do ours May Allah subhanaw taala accept all of them in the month of Ramadan Amira will Alameen continuing with our series, the branches have faith, in going back of the hadith of Ebola or the ultra under there are so many are branches of faith, the Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi salam, as he has mentioned the Hadith, and not only that, but we also find a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that a Bedouin man came to the Prophet. And he asked him about Islam, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave him the basic bare minimum, five times daily prayers, you can do more than that, there is a cat and you can do more than that. So the branch of faith that I want to talk about today is known as the cat because the cat is part of our Islam, we believe in the cat we give the cada is mandatory, but what I'm talking about today is giving sadaqa and giving charity for the sake of Allah subhanho wa taala. So, there is no doubt

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in the fact that when we talk when we talk about financial experts and economists and so forth, they say that the better the economy is the better things are going to flourish in a society. So people go to work people they make an earning and a living from work, and then they go and they spend it and this is how the cycle and the economy keeps on running. The same thing can also apply to sadaqa too, and giving charity for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada. So Allah subhanaw taala has given you and I wealth, Allah wants us to spend that for the cause of Allah subhanho wa taala. And the difference between the cat and sadaqa is as the cat must be given for a very specific purpose, and

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it has to be given to a specific type of people. On the other hand, sadaqa can be given for any good height. In fact, even if there is a an organization, a charitable organization, that of another faith, we can give sadaqa to them also. And that is also pleasing to Allah subhanho wa taala. So giving your money for any good cause is considered as a sadaqa. So Allah gives us we give sadaqa and Allah increases in our wealth. And so the more we give, Allah will increase in our wealth, that means that we're going to dish out and we're going to give out even more, and the more we give out, then inshallah Allah subhanho wa Taala will give us even more, and then the more that we have, then

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Inshallah, the more is the cut we're gonna give, and the more we're going to have our own Muslim community benefiting from that. So this is how also through sadaqa, and through zakat, there is a process and there's a cycle, the money keeps on going around.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala there is no doubt in the fact that Allah subhanaw taala has created on this earth enough resources for every man's need. But there are not enough resources for every man's greed. We have so much greed today, that this is why we find that there are the resources are always running out. We're talking about world resources. If every person were to just simply take what they need for their life, everyone would have enough. But this is the problem that we have today is that everyone is so greedy, and people because of greed. First of all, we want to keep on hoarding, we want to keep we want to have more and more, but we don't want to give out. So this is why one of the

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best ways to get rid of our greed is to give sadaqa for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala one of the things about salah that I want to really emphasize on is that there is nothing wrong in being rich. You know, growing up as a child, I used to hear this so many times, that there is something wrong in being rich. And the reason why I understand now growing up and after studying and so forth, that there is nothing wrong in being rich. However, we have to become rich. And if we want to become rich, we become rich the right way. Today we live in times that in order to become rich, we have no problem in deceiving others, cheating others stealing from others lying to others. We have no

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problem in doing that. So if we what if we become rich this way? This is the wrong way of being rich. If we want to become rich the right way. Then you have a perfect example in the robin alpha the alotta and he was extremely well off. He was a poor companion. He was very rich. Every single major expedition that will take place of the hub and mouth was a major contributor. And so a time

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was a situation who was always there to give money. In fact, we find that the people in Medina, there was so many people that he gave our loans to, but he would never ask those loans back. There were so many people that he gave sadaqa to, and he never went and he never used that against them. So it's very important that we've learned from our, from our companions of the Prophet SAW Selim, that they were very rich, but they kept on giving. We find also in the case of other hominid for the yellow line, though, once after the life of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam, there was like a commotion in Medina, he had come into Medina, with 600 camels, each camel loaded with merchandise,

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but he gave all that for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. We also find that I do have an offer so rich, and because he gave some a sadaqa, the owner they mentioned that Allah subhanaw taala increased in his wealth, so much wealth he had, that when he passed away, he had 46 shares that went out to his to his heirs. And each share, listen to this, each share consisted of 80,000 dinars. Subhanallah think about you can do the math, how much shares and how much money that is Agraharam and I've had all of that. We also find that once Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he saw that, you know, the Muslims are still struggling in Medina. He has already gone to the marketplace.

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He's already made money. He already got married. And the Prophet asked him that other Harmon oath, what did you give as your Muhammad and he says, Oh Rasul Allah, I gave a gold break as the Mahara and the province I was shocked, and he was astonished. But it also did not say that, Oh, man, this wealth is going to take you down, or this wealth is not good, because I'm gonna have been off although he was rich, he earned his money the correct way. And he's spent his money the correct way in a way that is pleasing to Allah subhanho wa taala. And that is what Allah wants from us. Part of the benefits of silica is that there are many number one is silica is a guaranteed investment. Today

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we look for investments, where can I make a good investment sadaqa is a guaranteed investment. I give you the call today, it is going to be in the bank of Allah subhanaw taala. And another benefit of sadaqa is that on the Day of Judgment, it will come and it will benefit us in a major way. Think about this, imagine if I'm standing before Allah subhanho wa Taala on the Day of Judgment, we will be looking at our sins and we think that we are doomed. But at that time, Allah subhanaw taala will bring forward all the sadaqa that we have given. And so this is why it's very important that we give her the clock. So the car protects us from calamities. So the car brings the the pleasure of Allah

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subhana wa Tala, so the car has a never ending good. Like, imagine if you guys sell the car to someone, and they turn around and they use that so the car in a better way. And as hired keeps on continuing the head started with you. And hence you will keep on getting that reward for that. Imagine if a person gave sadaqa. And they built a well, till the last day till there's a person who will be drinking from that, well, they will keep on getting the reward, even though this person may have passed away. So this is why it's so important that there are so many benefits of silica that we can learn from the Hadith. And the most important one is that the more a person gives, the more

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Allah Subhana Allah will increase in his wealth. And as a prophet says, These are not my words. These are the words of the Prophet, which can never be a lie, that Allah will never diminish the wealth of the person who gives the call. This is the guarantee of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So nowadays, I understand that there is a situation going on, there's a pandemic going on. But at the same time, we need to understand that we in this time, we should give as much as we can. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says that the best soccer that you can give is not when things are great. But when things get tough, you know, it's there's a saying in English, when the

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when the tough.

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The tough get going when the going gets tough, that those who are P though P those people who are tough. When things get tough for them, then the tough get going. So that's why it's very important that in times like these, we give sadaqa as much as we can and even though we are fearful of what's going to happen to the economy, what's going to happen to the future. Remember that Allah subhanho wa Taala holds the keys to all the treasures, we are dealing here not with the economy we're dealing here with Allah subhanho wa taala. So keep that in mind. Lastly, I want to share with you some etiquettes and some adapt when it comes to give me so the card that are highlighted and certain

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background. So the background first of all mentioned that when we give sadaqa which should give only and only for the sake of Allah subhana wa Taala number two, when we give sadaqa we should never use it as to take advantage of our sadaqa so how long

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Allah forgive us that there are many situations today that people are giving. So the call people are very generous, people are opening their hearts. But in return they want to position or in return they want to power or in return, they want something that is considered as materialistic. So when we get for the sake of Allah subhanho, wa taala, that means that I'm not I do not want anything from this dunya I want the I want the credit only only from Allah subhanho wa taala. Number two, number three is when we give sadaqa we should not remind anyone that we gave them sadaqa. And not only that, but we should never use this as to harm someone else's reputation. Imagine you gave sadaqa to

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someone or imagine you gave some money to someone to help someone else out. And then you go, you ask them for a favor. And they say that you know what, I have to excuse myself, I cannot help you out. You know what happens at that time shaytaan comes towards and says, See, you help that person and that person never gives you anything back next time do not even help that person. Or what she thought may make us do is we may remind that person that you know, I used to help you out? Or do you remember I used to help you out. And so this is why it's very important that when we give we do it only only for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala and do not remind anyone of your favors. This is

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something that you know, we understand, going back to the story of Musa and Hadith, that when he put when he lifted that wall and he fixed that wall, Musa alayhis salam said that these people are not even giving us anything and you're doing them a favor. And what did her say? He says What can a doctor who can do Lahoma What can a boo hoo masala Ha, that even though they did not give us but here I am protecting the wealth of two orphan children by fixing this wall. Otherwise, these people they have so much greed that they will take all the wealth here. So this is why it's very important that when we give, we don't remind anyone. And not only that, but we don't use that as to hurt

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anyone else. And finally, one the etiquettes of giving sadaqa is that we give sadaqa with our best wealth, yes, our best wealth. What that means is that imagine that if I have to give some clothes for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala today, we give clothes that are absolutely worn out that are that cannot be you know, that cannot be worn by anyone else. Now that today is so sad that when we go and we give clothes for sadaqa we just put them in a garbage bag and we just drop them at the charitable organization or the charity Center. This is not the right way of giving. Remember, we're giving it not for them. Has Hassan Busey mentioned that when you're giving sadaqa you're not giving

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sadaqa to help someone else out. You give me something called to help yourself out. You're benefiting from this more than anyone else. So imagine if I just take a bunch of clothes and I just put them in a garbage bag, or I take broken toys from our children and I just put them in a garbage bag and put them at the charitable organization. That what kind of wealth are we giving to Allah subhanaw taala you know, having said this, I want to finish on this in sha Allah. There's a very interesting story of Abdullah Ivanova raka Allah on a Abdullah Barak was a very famous scholar, a scholar of Hadith In fact, he says lol ISNA doula column and SHA Masha. This is a very famous quote

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of Abdullah Imran Barak, where he says that if there was no Senate, no chain of narrators that anyone could say whatever they want to say meaning that if you ever look at a major book of Hadith, there is a chain of narrators, he says that if that chain of narrators did not exist, then anyone could say anything. And they could attribute it to us was ALLAH audio Salam. So it is mentioned that one time he was an homage and that year, one one night he went to sleep, and he saw two angels conversing with each other. One angel said to the other, that how many people do you think came this year for hij? The other angel said that approximately 600,000 People came for hug this year. So then

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the first angel says that how many people's hygiene has been accepted this year. And the second angel said that I believe that no one's Hodge has been accepted this year. And the first angel said that, you know, everyone's HUD was not going to be accepted. But because of one person because of one person in Damascus, Allah accepted everyone's hij. Now I'd love him back when he woke up he was he was shocked. He like he was in a state of all like he was like, He's not know how to make sense of this. You have first of all, so many 1000s of people have come for hij and none of their HUD was going to be accepted but because there's one man who did not even come for Hajj that year. He was

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not in hudge. Because of him. Allah accepted everyone's Hajaj. That is shocking. So when other than Barack and you know the angels did actually disclose the name of this person, so I believe in Barack after his head was over

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He went to Damascus. And he enquired about this person. He was told that he is a cobbler. He's a shoemaker. And so he went to him and he said, that this is who I am. And so he said, Why is a very famous scholar or very well known scholar in search of me, like, why are you looking for me? And I blocked him and told him the entire story. And then he asked him that, did you do anything good, that Allah did all this, and Allah accepted everyone's hij, because of you. And he said that, well, it just so happened that before I was about to embark on my journey of hydrogen, I had collected my life savings. This is the only hedge I was able to do. So I collected all my life to perform this

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one hedge. But before I was about to go for height, I went to go visit my I went to go visit my neighbor. So when I went to go visit him, I saw that he and his family were sitting down and they're eating. Now generally, when they're sitting down and eating, usually people invite the host, the host, he saying, I would love to invite you the neighbor saying I would love to invite you, but I cannot. And he says that the reason I cannot Is that me and my family, we have been starving for so many days. And out of starvation. I realized that there now you know things are maybe haram or not halal for us because of our desperation or just, you know, our desperation. So he says, I went out I

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saw a dead donkey and as we all know that a dead animal is unlawful to consume. But he says that because of our desperation, I cut that donkey open, I took out a piece of flesh, I came home my wife, she cooked it and here we are sitting in we're eating this, this person who felt so bad that this is my neighbor, in my neighbor is struggling this much while I go in I enjoy myself for hydrogen. He said this cannot happen. He took his life savings that he was about to use for hydrogen. And this now this is considered as great wealth. This is something that you will any person will love to have. He says that I picked I took all that money, and I gave it as charity to

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this person. And I'll go in well it says that because of this because you gave the best that you had. And because you did such an act of kindness to help this person out. This is why Allah subhanaw taala accepted everyone's Hajj because of that one action. Subhanallah Never underestimate brothers and sisters when you give sadaqa to help someone else out. You we don't realize that we may be giving sadaqa to one person and probably that person may not benefit from it but Allah subhanaw taala is probably benefiting someone else. And now that Allah Subhan is benefiting you in ways that you cannot and we cannot even possibly imagine. So always remember that when it comes to a sign of

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our iman is that we open our hearts, we give for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala once again, the more we give, the more Allah will give us and there are so many benefits of sadaqa and all that but the adage of sadaqa also is that do not use that as an insult against anyone do not use your sadaqa to gain any kind of worldly positions. And also when we give to the QA, we give the best that we have the best that Allah has given us. We give that to help someone else out. Ask Allah subhanaw taala to open our hearts may Allah subhanaw taala increase in our wealth. May Allah subhanaw taala give poor Baraka in our wealth, may the wealth that we have be a means of happiness and a means of

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