Channel: Navaid Aziz
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brothers and sisters, we are always asked to reflect upon what shall we prepare for tomorrow? What will we leave for our children? What will we do in our old age? In our day and age, the concept of halaal investments has risen, and everyone is talking about it. How does one put their wealth in such that it will grow and expand any how long man so that when they get older, and when they need it, they can benefit from it. They generally propose two questions. Number one, what will suffice you in your old age? Meaning when you are not able to work? How will you support yourself? This is how the instigates the thought for preparing for your old age. And then they asked you what will
your children do? What will your offspring do when you get old and they need money. And this is how we start support funds for your children.
And not only this, our government even encourages this. When you suffer and invest in your RSP or Registered Retirement Savings Plan. The government gives you a tax deduction. And likewise, when you invest in the education of your children in your are ESP do retire the registered Education Savings Plan, the government gives you a further tax deduction. Brothers and sisters our society is not the only one that asks us to think about the future. But Allah subhanho wa Taala also asks you to think about the future when he says yeah, you hold Edina Manasa Paula Waltons, old enough to mapa Gemma that oh you who believe that every soul look forward to that let every soul look forward or let him
look forward to what she has put forth for tomorrow. And let every soul reflect what he will put forth for tomorrow. Brothers and sisters, this is a commandment from Allah subhanho wa Taala that each and every one needs to think about knowing Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about tomorrow. It doesn't just mean in this dunya It doesn't mean just your old age. But Allah subhanho wa Taala is talking about your actual as well.
The greatest of investments are those that have the greatest returns. And those investments that you have to do a little you get you get a lot in return. Brothers and sisters the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has told us that when we parts from this dunya three things will follow us. He said you have to bear with me to set us up.
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deposits Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that three things follow a dead person.
His family will follow him. His wealth will follow him and his actions that he put forth with
Follow him, two of them will return meaning they will be of no benefit. And only one shall remain, his family shall return, his word shall return, and his actions shall stay with him.
Brothers and sisters, actions are of two types, those that whose rewards will only be a one time thing. And it will only benefit ourselves, such as the learning how to pray properly. This is something which will only benefit ourselves, and learning how to make will do and how gently and properly this is something that will only benefit ourselves in this life and in the Hereafter as well. But there are certain actions that a person will do once and they will continuously benefit him as well. And this is an action with a great return when we were talking about the investments. This is the investment that you want to see something that you do once and it continues to benefit
you over a period of time. And brothers and sisters, this is the greatest of Hello investments. And so the Allahu taala who narrates when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that he said stubborn yejide did have the big kahuna, what was he he bought the multi man Allah illman a jarana Harun Ohara Darrin Ohara Shana, Helen obon MSG then a one was a must happen. Ouattara Tawana done sorry, honey, so fella who bad mot, that analogy Allahu taala, who he narrates from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, to say that seven things, their good deeds will continue to benefit to the dead person in his grave, even after his death. He who taught someone knowledge, or he who facilitated
the past of a river, or he who does have a grave, who does have a wealth so that the people can benefit from it, or he who planted a tree so that the people can benefit from its fruits, or he who builds a Masjid for the people to pray in, or he who left behind a copy of the Quran for the people to recite, and to read and to reflect over and to implement, or he who left a righteous child so that after his death, he will seek forgiveness for him. Brothers and sisters, this is the investments that you want to seek a one time action that you can perform, and it will continuously benefit you over and over and over and over again. And when you show up in front of Allah subhanho
wa Taala on Yeoman piano, and you see this mountain of knowledge, and you see this mountain of rich rewards, you will then remember that even though this action may have been literal, it is the continuous reward that Allah gave me over time that will benefit me today. Brothers and sisters, each and every one of us, is afraid of Allah subhanaw taala and is afraid of showing up in front of him having very little actions to put forth. These are the actions that Allah's Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has commanded us to reflect over and to eventually do. So let's take a look at them one by one.
Firstly, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Men and women, that the person who taught and other person knowledge and this is truly where you see the great station of the scholars and the followers of Islam. Have in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala that their daily responsibility, guiding the people to Islam, guiding the people to the path of Allah Subhanallah Donna guiding the people to the center of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, these people Allah subhanho wa Taala chose from his slaves, and selected them to have continuous awards, not only in this life, but in the hereafter as well. So any knowledge that you may have, be hasty, and be enthusiastic and
teaching it to others. The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said boldly who I really wonder if that will be for me, even if it is just one if brothers and sisters you do not know you do not know one day you may teach a young child how to recite sorta to talk to her properly. And then when he grows older, and he continues to pray and he recites properly along with him getting his reward, you will get through yours as well. So this one action just to teach you a shortcut 17 times a day, at the very least with lights Allah you will be getting reward from this child. And likewise, when you encourage a person to fess up and move on and to go for Hajj and to give his daughter,
every time they do this action, you will be getting reward for it. And first we see the great station of Viola and Nikolas of Islam, that your daily responsibility alone
Subhana wa tada has granted them so much reward. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, two things, and they go hand in hand around the Horn of Africa,
that he facilitated the passage of a river, meaning that sometimes water you know, and hamdulillah we live in the city, our water comes from our taps, and it is something very facilitated for us. But for those who live in the country, sometimes it is very difficult to get water, and sometimes the water is blocked off, so they may not reach you. So this was Mohammed Salah lohani will send themselves over here, that he who facilitates becoming of water to the people, Allah subhanho wa Taala will branch and reward every time people drink.
And likewise, he who makes a wealth for the people to benefit from each and every time a person drinks from that, well, the person who did this action will get the reward for it. Brothers and sisters, do not belittle small acts of charity. Sometimes we may see a person standing, or especially at a thought of time, there's limited amount of blesses, and you're thirsty, and you see your brother next to you. And there's only one glass for you. For the most of you. What do you do you take the glass first and drink it yourself? Or do you offer to your brother,
brothers and sisters in Islam. Islam gives you more rewards, the more you struggle, and you know the little small acts of charity. So just the act of giving someone watcher can even grant you gender. There are two specific Hadith narrated by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Both are similar.
One of them was that a woman who is evil she used to commit evil and lewd deeds. And people used to think of her that she will not go to Paradise. But she decided one day, as she was going by, she saw a thirsty dog. So she said, let me give water to this job. So she gave water to this dog. And Allah subhanho wa Taala granted her paradise. And then the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam gives us the example of another man, a very similar situation. He's passing by a wealth and he's thirsty. So he goes into the world and takes them to its water. And he drinks from it. And he praises Allah subhanho wa Taala. And just as he is about just as he's about to leave, he sees this dog with this
system sticking out and it's craving. Water is craving something to drink. So he takes his shoe and fills it up with water and gives it to the dog. And Allah Subhana Allah Allah forgives him for all of his sins, and enters him into paradise. Now brothers and sisters, if this is for the one who went into the wealth and gave it to someone else, how boats were the person who built this wealth for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala each and every time imagine Allah subhanho wa Taala gives you gender, then he raises your ranking gender, then he includes human society and society, then amongst the Shahada, and then amongst the Gambia, and Muslims, just to the small act of building a world and
giving the people water. Then the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam goes on to say, Oh vajrasana plants, or plant a tree that the people can benefit from. As we know, the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he loves dates, and even Allah subhanho wa Taala. When he gives the parable of a believer, he gives the parable of a believer as the date palm trees. So the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam specifically says over here, and he who plans a day's trip for the people to benefit from. Now, it may not be the case in our society, but the date form three has many benefits. One, when you're in the desert, when you're in the heat, you will need to shape the
day form three, it's perfect for that. Its leaves are long, and it expands, and it's really high. So to protect you, the vast majority of the time, and likewise, this date palm tree, it gives off dates, not only so that human beings can benefit from but likewise the animals and the other creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala as well. So brothers and sisters, again, do not belittle charity, feed the people, if you cannot plant and you cannot harvest so that people can continuously benefit from it. Then at least advise invite the people to their to their houses, and let them have it stored for you with you and let them have dinner with you and continuously feed them. The problem
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, one of the first advices that he gave to the people.
When he came to Medina, he advised them that feed the people your food, meaning that share your food with the people this was one of the very first advices that the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave to the people when he came to Medina.
Now the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was on to mention in this beautiful hadith of when I met Jesus
That he built a machine for Allah subhanaw taala us manager Allahu tanaan who inherits from the Prophet sallallahu wasallam men generally lead he must didn't burn Allahu Allahu vatan to gender, that he who builds a Masjid for Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah will grant him a house in general.
Brothers and sisters the massages are the house of Allah subhana wa Donna. In it, people come to pray in it, people come to reciting the Quran. In it, people come to make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala and eventually it becomes a social atmosphere. We will have our officers in the masjid, we will have our believers in the masjid and we will have other social judges in the masjid and all this is through seeking closeness to Allah subhanaw taala now imagine a Masjid that 1000s and hundreds of people come to and you build setlist each and every single person that comes to pray that reward is yours. Each and every time even after your death that much to do will be used
hundreds and 1000s maybe even millions of people may come to that machines. Now listen to what Donna doesn't necessitate and obligate you to build a machine on your own. But sometimes you $5 sometimes you can give 10 sometimes you can give 100 whatever you may give brothers and sisters, the house the massage or the housing of Allah subhana wa tada and we are just in them. And Allah subhanho wa Taala wants us to enable the guest of Allah subhana wa Tada. So when you have an opportunity to build a Masjid, or to help a Masjid know that Allah subhanho wa Taala will not let you choose to go to waste, even if it is small, just to be consistent in it and Allah subhanho wa Taala will reward you
immensely. And then department something similar Why do seven goes on to see a what must happen or left behind him a copy of the Quran that someone would read? And how many copies of the Quran do we have? Brothers and Sisters use your copies of the Quran wisely. If you're not reading it yourself, give it to someone who will read it. And if you don't know someone who will read it, then at least come and put it in the masjid. On Fridays people come to the machine early and they're excited.
Now imagine if they pick up your forearms and your sight from it.
A bowl of the Mr. Roger Louboutin, and who he knows from the pockets of the lohani was send them that in every lecture of the Quran is 10 rewards. And the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam goes on to say that I do not mean that Alif Lam means is one word, but rather, a list is one lecture and land is one letter, and mean is one letter. So for each letter that is recited, you're getting 10 words. Now this is for the one who is reciting it. And likewise, for the ones who provided the most have to read from brothers and sisters, another small act that you can do, buy a copy of the Quran, put it into the machine, give it to someone, better yet, teach your children how
to respect it and understand it and implement it. And that reward will be yours even after your death. And then deposits a love on you send them as often as beautiful studies by saying, Oh Tara Tawana done yesterday said level bad emoji, or he leaves a child who will seek forgiveness for him even after his death. And brothers and sisters, this is the greatest investment out of them all. And the reason I say this is because it's benefits are not only while you are a life, but likewise even after your death. When you give proper tuttavia to your children, they will take care of you in your old age. When you give proper tarbiyah to your children. They will be hasty and enthusiastic and
asking you about your health and asking you if you need anything and taking care of all of your needs. And this is in the dunya now in Dr fear of after you have passed away, they are the ones who will come and seek forgiveness for you. They're the ones who will beg and plead to Allah subhanho wa Taala yeah Allah Please forgive my mother and my father. And they are the ones whom Allah subhana wa tada even tells them in the Quran. Yeah, Allah have mercy upon them, as they used to have mercy upon me when I was little. This is what Allah subhanho wa Taala combined, each and every individual with that seek forgiveness for your parents, and say Allah have mercy upon them as they used to have
mercy upon me when I was a child. Brothers and sisters, the investments in this life are many during those investments that we benefits from in the dunya. And those been those investments that we benefit from and the assets and there are even those investments that are
continues even after our death, like I mentioned today, it is up to you to decide what you will do with your time, with your money, and with your life. And I leave you with this small reflection, the command companions of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the greatest of generations, the best of mankind after the prophets, how were they with their money?
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, in sort of the Toba and then there are those people who come to you wanting to go out with you yeah, Muhammad. There are those people who want to go with the on the expeditions with the Prophet sallallahu Sallam yesterday could not afford it. And Allah subhanho wa Taala goes on to describe them. What are your new home suffield Amina dummy has done and yet you do Marian the phone. And there I used to flood up with tears. They used to work with tears brothers and sisters, because they could not find anything to give. They could not find anything they wanted to give even the cause on their body. They weren't able to do so. So some of them had already given
them away their tops and they only had their bottoms left. These were the companions of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this is what made them great that even if Allah subhanaw taala gave them a little they always strived to benefit others as well. And indeed in the companions of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam you have a great example of who to call and he has a watchdog federal law honey welcome Melissa ilsley meaningful agent, myself Bureau in the hope we'll have a photo rockin
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brothers and sisters, the last 10 nights are soon coming upon us
in these last 10 nights, is the greatest of knights that Allah subhanho wa Taala has created a lesson on what Allah calls this one night, the equivalent of 1000 months. And thus the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, seek Laila to the Father in the last 10 nights. Brothers and sisters there are certain advices that each and every one needs to remember and implement during these last 10 minutes. Firstly,
imagine you will have 83 years of your life in your hands. Allah subhanaw taala is giving it all to you in one night. any activity that you do on one night will be the equivalent of 83 years of doing it.
So imagine the smallest acts of charity, whatever it may be, imagine praying to Allah subhanho wa Taala just two records that very night. Allah subhanho wa Taala says it is the equivalent of 1000 months. Thus the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Man Form is a little further the man in which the servants who fear Allah who matter for them and then be that whoever stands lay a little further in prayer. Allah subhanho wa Taala will forgive each and every sin that he has committed. Brothers and sisters in the last 10 nights devote yourselves to Allah subhanho wa Taala if you are able to take vacation from work, now's the time to do it. If you're able to take time
away from your families, now is the time to do it and devote yourself to Allah subhanho wa Taala I shadowed the Allahu taala and other companions narrated that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was taking his belt during this month. That meaning he would be more enthusiastic and doing good deeds, and he would devote himself to almost no agenda even more such that during the last 10 nights, he would stay in the attic test, meaning that he would stay in the budget throughout the days and dinner. Now this may not be a possibility for all of us. And Allah subhanho wa Taala did not obligate this upon us. But no brothers and sisters, anytime that you can give any time that you
can spend an hour, two hours a day, a night, a weekend, whatever the case may be, spend it for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala because you don't know you may just touch a little further. And Allah Subhana Allah, Allah will forgive you for your sins. Now people often ask me, what should we ask for on a little side of what should we do on Laila toccata
these last 10 nights of her praying and to make me do are to Allah subhanho wa Taala we already mentioned the hygiene pertaining to salon. I shadowed the Allahu taala as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Yeah Rasul Allah, if I find out which day Laila to start
upon what should they ask Allah Subhana which Allah?
The Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam went on to teach her one very small, yet powerful. And that was Allah Homer in the form. So hey, Bulava fast Ronnie. That Oh Allah, you are the pardoning and you love to party in so far the new three slots. Allah Houma in Natasha one, so Hey boy, awkward. Last one, that Oh Allah, you are the partner and you love to pardon. So pardon me, brothers and sisters in these last 10 nights, seek forgiveness and pardon from Allah subhanho wa Taala in hopes that Allah subhanho wa Taala will pardon you and forgiving you for all the sins that you have committed this law of them and the big of them and know that Allah subhanho wa Taala is the most
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