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Shaytans insinuations and whispers of fear of poverty have driven man to relentlessly pursue the amassing and accumulation of wealth and glory. This has created a sense of selfishness and ingratitude in man resulting in aspirations for what others possess. Ones entire life becomes a life of greed and rivalry all with the intention of displaying ones worth and value and with the intent of becoming superior.The commentary of this Surah condemns this attitude and calls for the realization of the truth of existence. We are reminded not to be distracted by greed and rivalry in worldly material which will eventually destroy and envelop a person until death but rather appreciate the many favors we already possess.
The Messenger of Allah outlines the true definition of a rich person in the following á¸¥adith
Wealth is not the wealth of possession & material. Wealth is the wealth of the richness of the heart
From this commentary, we also learn the many ways of becoming content and eliminating distress. We also learn the permissibly of competing with one another in matters of religion.
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What's a very simple translation of the surah and inshallah we'll understand the words, individual verses and the words better as we go through the solver.
Again, this is a very short sort of the,
towards the end of the book, one which most people are familiar with, and have already memorized and recite. In Sabah both individually and congregation
we hear the recitation of the sorter quite frequently also. It's a very early macam surah. And, as, as as evidence from the translation, the core message and the main theme of the surah is as follows. Allah reminds the listeners
that you have a purpose for your existence
and your love for wealth,
for material possessions,
for name and fame, through children and wealth and possessions.
All of this has made you heedless, neglectful
of your ultimate golden destiny and has distracted you
from your true purpose.
And it seems as though you will never realize
and you will only come to a true realization when your life ends and you will end to the graves.
But Allah warns the listeners that you will come to realize you will come to realize
and then law says If only you knew the truth, you wouldn't
remain obsessed and indulged.
In these pursuits and in this mutual rivalry
when you will return to your Lord
on the day of reckoning,
you will come and see the fire, you will most definitely see.
And it will not just be by way of third party news, you will be hold the fire with your own arms, and you will experience
even if it means for the believers just simply passing through. So you won't just be knowledge, it won't just be signs, it will actually be a personal experience.
And on the day of reckoning, you will most most assuredly be questioned about the blessings that you've enjoyed in the world.
That's just a general summary of the contents of the source. If we look at the individual words and verses, inshallah we'll gain a better understanding. The name of the sword has been taken from the very first verse, it's called sort of the castle from the words and the heart of the gospel. And I hesitated when I translated the word I use the word one upmanship. But that's just one possible variants of the not a variant, but one
possible rendering of the word the castle into English, the castle comes from the word
this related to the word Gothia which means much a lot and the Gar thought here means
increasing something in competition with another person. So, a person seeks to increase his what his or her wealth, name, fame or authority, power,
family, it could be anything that a person tries to improve or increase and enhance. But the sole purpose of improving, enhancing or increasing this thing is actually to compete
with someone else, to outdo another person to rival them to vie with them.
And therefore, any enhancement or any increase, which is done with a view to competing with someone else, this is known as the castle
mutual increasing or increasing simply out of rivalry. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, The castle, the castle
has distracted you has made you heedless and neglectful.
So the name of the sword has been taken from the first word from the first verse. So takaful and that's why the whole sword has been named the castle.
one of the main things that appears some
in mainly its wealth, position, family, fame, children, etc. And the scholars have always
spoken about two things when it comes to rivalry,
wealth and children, wealth and children.
And that's attested to by a verse of the poor and sort of born in Michel last Asia Johan levina, amarula, Polycom, Amal Kumar
are believers do not let your wealth and your children distract you from the remembrance of Allah. In other verses in the modern world or combat oladipo.
Very, your wealth and your children are only a trial.
So even in the Koran in various places, law mentions two things in conjunction, wealth, and children.
And the reason for this is that
we treat children as possessions.
And just as we treat
our other possessions,
of money, of riches of homes of cars,
how to be treatment.
We use these things, not just for practical purposes, but also as a means
To display our worth our value our wealth, to gain a rank above others,
to jockey for position
to show our superiority to others.
And these items these possessions are a means of gaining influence, power, and fame
and a position in rivalry above others.
A person just doesn't use a car for practical purposes. Otherwise, why aren't we all driving ladders?
Or Skoda's are the cheapest four wheel cars available? Why isn't there a bog standard car for everybody to drive?
So the car isn't just used for practical purposes. It's also used as a means to display
one's position to flaunt one's wealth, to enhance one's image one's image and appearance.
Same with clothes. Same with practical items such as a watch. Even with accommodation, we don't just have a simple shelter and a simple roof of our heads. The greater the grander the home, the more palatial mansion,
they enhance the image and the prestige and the possession. So we use our material possessions, not just for practical purposes, but to boost our image to enhance our worth our value, our position, our influence,
and whether we accept it or not deep down. Another human weakness is
that parents use their children as possessions.
And children are often used to advance the parents own position.
So just as material possessions, displaying a person's worth, children are used to display a person's worth. Just as material possessions
aren't just simply used for practical purposes, but also to boost one's image to flaunt one's wealth, to enhance one's position, to gain influence over others, to gain prestige, children are used to gain prestige.
And therefore, parents use their children as possessions as ornaments on the mental piece. And this is why in the order, and again and again,
the two things are mentioned in conjunction in pairs partnered children and wealth. And in fact, allow mentions wealth first, and then children, wealth, children, wealth and children in the modern world.
Your wealth and your children, your riches, and your children are but a test and a trial.
Do not let your wealth your riches, and your children distract you from the remembrance of Allah.
And so here again, when it says the castle
has distracted you rivalry in what
it means rivalry and everything. But the two prime things which that will emerge from the time of the Sahaba of the law, have always pointed out is rivalry in wealth and in children.
And not just the number of children.
In this day and age, the number of children is no longer
something which is
used to enhance one's prestige.
it's almost become a thing of embarrassment and shame
and the ideal families 2.4 family.
traditionally, and this is mentioned in the Quran as well.
It's referenced it's
alluded to traditionally throughout the world in all sizes.
The number of children was a goal in itself. To have many children, as many children as possible was a goal in itself because again, this enhanced the person's position and power, their influence. It gave them security, both financial and personal security. So
although children are no longer thought of in numbers
as being something through which a person can enhance their worth and boost their image.
If it's not the quantity, it's at least the quality.
How do the children grow up? What do they grow up to become?
a children's career, a child's career, a child's education, a child's qualifications, a child's achievements
are themselves thought of being a vehicle to advance the parents worth and position.
And this is why parents strive not only to earn wealth for themselves, but also for their children, to ensure that their children get the best in life. Now, before I continue, isn't that a basic human need? Isn't earning one's livelihood, to provide for oneself and one's dependence one's family, looking after one's children, to feed oneself to clothe oneself and one's family to provide shelter and accommodation for oneself and one's family on these basic human necessities, and in fact, aren't these things basic religious obligations also, of course they are.
But remember, in the Quran,
and in the words of the messenger, some of them love it, for some of them.
We are taught moderation, moderation in everything, to remain balanced and moderates.
And within limits, within reason, in everything.
And that means in the pursuit of wealth also, that means when it comes to children also.
in our discussion today, let's not let's not think that the poor and the heavy the words of the messengers and alarm, it will seldom discourage any form of responsibility towards oneself, one's family, one's dependence on one's children, now far from
what the Quran condemns, what the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has condemned is in moderation is a lack of balance, a lack of reason, a lack of moderation in these things, what the Quran and the Hadith condemn is an excess in these things.
And this is why Allah says, The castle, when you reach the stage whereby earning a livelihood no longer remains a necessity. But it's done for other reasons, namely, mutual rivalry. When your children
no longer remain just children, as children should be, but they become an item and a possession for you, and a vehicle to advance your own self, then this has condemned by and most importantly, if your children, your wealth, and your pursuit for other things in life, distracts you from your main purpose, and from the remembrance of Allah, then that is destroyed. And that's what the sort of speaks about. And before I continue, I'd like to mention that
in order to understand this order, we have to remember that last created us for a purpose.
The world did not come into being at random
or ingest or in futility.
There is an order and a design to everything and there's a purpose and wisdom behind
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What so what do you think that we have created you in
And that you will not be returned to us?
In another verse, Allah says, in the hope that somehow they will or they will love lady one.
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Allah say the Quran says that there are those who remember Allah. The verse begins with the words indeed in the creation of the heavens and the earth.
And in the alternating of the night and day.
Shortly there are Signs for those who possess intelligence. Those who remember Allah while standing whilst
Eat it. And while it's lying on their sides, and who reflect and ponder
over the creation of the heavens and the earth, exclaiming, Rob banana halaqa have about an hour load, you have not created all of this and false but in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternating of the knives and day, in the passage of time, in the whole universe, there is a wisdom and a purpose in our creation, that is a wisdom and a purpose.
And I repeat the last phase of asymptote, Hakuna Matata, one chameleon Allah to join. So what do you think we have created you in futility and in jest, and that you won't be returned to us?
In another verse, sort of the MOOC, Allah says, Allah, the hopper Moto, one higher than they have lower Can you come
here Who has created life and death, so that he may test you, who of you is the best indeed, life and death both have been created with the very purpose of testing us gravity.
So we have a purpose. We are on a journey, we have a beginning.
We have a goal, we have an objective we have a destination, we are on a certain path. And when we consider the vastness of the universe, and the great expanse of time, the 60 7080 even 100 120 30 years of a person's life
are but just a flash in comparison to the eternity of time.
Allah has given us these few years on earth for a reason for a purpose.
Why has a law created as one more verse or Malhotra general insanely Abul and law says I have not created man and jinn except that they serve me.
The word Riba as a secondary meaning
is to worship but as a primary original meaning word a bother means to serve.
That's why add is a sentence
and a bother originally means.
So the truth about the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala is not restricted to ritual prayer, or fasting or Hajj pilgrimage and charity. It means a servant remains in the service of Allah throughout his life. For every month, a person is not just engaged in the rebirth of Allah azzawajal during prayer or pilgrimage or fasting and charity, every inhalation every exhalation, every moment, every thought, every emotion, every feeling, every movement of the body,
every movement of the limb, every particle of his existence, every moment of his existence is in the ibadah and the surface of the last panco data. That is why Allah has created him up to agenda will insert in early Amador
mount Lederman human risk might lead you to a moon in the lava who rose up over the machine. I have not created managing except that they wish me sir.
I mowdy them in human risk. I do not seek any sustenance from them.
Well, now we don't know Do I seek that they feed me in the la hora zap of an overt in Medina. Indeed Allah He is the one who is a sustainer, the one of strength, your mighty, the fair.
Why munition systems and the fact that a lot does not want the creation to feed him and to sustain him immediately after mentioning the purpose of their creation, that I have not created them except that they worship me and that they serve me.
The reason is that all ama have said although there are many of the considerations for this, for the interpretation, the extra Jesus of those words, but one of the considerations is as follows. Allah says I have not created managin except that they serve me.
I don't see any assistance from them or that they feed me.
Consideration here in this verse is that Allah has created man so that man may serve law, but man lives and behaves
as though he is only serving himself and he earns and pursues wealth and his sustenance in such a way that it seems as though he is actually earning in order to feed not only himself and not only the whole of creation, but even the Creator Himself.
Allah says, I will sustain them. I don't seek that they sustain me, I will feed them.
I don't expect them to feed me. So
as humans, we have a purpose. our place in the universe has a wisdom and a purpose. We are on the journey. We are not just wandering through life, aimlessly and haphazardly.
There is a purpose and a wisdom and a plan.
And a last panel with Allah has placed us on a particular journey, and that journey, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself has described
us as being on a journey, and he has described our place in the world
to learn how to relate to God.
From See you then I am delighted Norma de Allahumma who says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam seized my shoulders, and said to me, confit, dunya and mcgurrin.
been in the world as though you are a strange name a traveler.
Now how does a stranger live?
A stranger does not try to become too familiar with wanting his his or her surroundings. A person realizes that I am a stranger. I don't belong here. I do not belong here. I have no connection here. My place is elsewhere.
But a stranger can remain in a place for a long time and still feel and behave and live like a stranger. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam upgraded his message in a single where he told him to live no matter what the alarm or be in the dunya be in the world, as though you are a stranger named
as a traveler. A traveler doesn't even stay for long in that location. But traveler knows that he or she is in transit.
A person does not make one surroundings at a bus stop or a taxi rank or an airport, a place of luxury.
A person tolerates hunger, heat, cold, thirst, discomfort, lack of food and lack of sleep, lack of drink, lack of comfort and lack of provisions. A person tolerates all of these at a station in transit, on a journey with the knowledge and with the conviction that I have a goal and a destination to reach and my rest of my recuperation and my leisure will be when I finally arrive at my destination, not in transit. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam considered himself to be a traveler in the world. That's what he taught his companions. He took at the light of the alarm on my shoulders, and septum emphasizing the message with a personal touch that Oh, I'm dilla be in the
world as though you are a stranger named a traveler. And in the same head he is later by Nam did me the inner sun and the light no matter the law, and the law says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the same words but with one addition. Or Abdullah what not the words that oh Abdullah but he was addressing a blood neuroma. He took hold of my shoulders and said to me beating the world as though you are a stranger, may a traveler, what would then a second lil abou. Consider yourself, one of the people of the grapes, I think that you're already buried, think that you are already in your grave? Consider yourself dead. Consider yourself one of the people of the grapes. That's the
reality of the world. And it's only when a person has that kind of understanding that they will realize their true purpose and their destiny. In fact, that's what sort of the Gotham sayings and Hakuna Matata
rivalry, one upmanship increasing in seeking an increase simply out of rivalry, all of this has distracted you. And this will continue
until you visit the graves
unless you come to your senses.
before we even consider the seed of the surah, we have to realize and remember that we will only be able to appreciate the meaning of the surah if we remember the introduction, that we are on earth for a purpose. The creation of the heavens and the earth have a purpose. The creation of man has a purpose and a wisdom.
Our creation is not haphazard, random aimless purposeless.
We have a real
In a wisdom, a purpose, a goal, a destiny, and an objective.
And as part of that purpose and wisdom, we have come from somewhere we are going somewhere else. And the world is merely a place of transit, we are simply passing through. That's all we doing. And if we consider our beginnings, our origin, if we consider our destiny, if we consider the span of time before we came into the world, and if we consider the vastness and the great expanse of time, after we leave the world, our lives even if they stretch for 130 years, our butts a moment and a flash, in contrast to that expanse of time. And Allah has told us that consider this to be a time and a period and a place of transits be one on a journey, and someone who's on a journey, how do they live and
behave? They live and behave the way Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught the companions, the way he lived himself, and the way he expressed
the purpose of his life. And only if a person lived their life accordingly, will they fulfill that purpose of their creation? Will they fulfill the purpose of their destiny, will they ultimately reach their destination on God? And in light of that, we will be able to understand the verses or sort of the castle better, similar,
or saying just before So,
in order to understand the software, we have to remember, remember our purpose of existence, which is a service of a loss.
And our life on earth is but to suggest a journey.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam called himself a traveler.
He told the companions to think of themselves as travelers,
Eman thermophila, to La La who later have Ethan sullen. From see them Abdullah even stronger the alarm who says one day I visited the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And he was lying down on a woven mat.
And the maps being a coarse woven mats had left its imprints on the side of the messenger so a lot of it was.
So I said to him, O Messenger of Allah.
If you would have allowed us
we would have prepared some bedding for you or a baton, that would go between the mat and you
which will protect you and prevent these, this discomfort and these imprints.
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Abdullah pulled out of the alarm
visits the house of
the Messenger of Allah son the law
and the prophets of the law, wa sallam was lying on a woven mat.
And I'm delighted and Massoud sees the imprints of the mats on the body of the messengers and the law it was
safe to if you would have given us permission if you would have allowed us we would have put a bed
not a mattress just
some cover some bedding between the mat and us so that it would not it would prevent protect you from such discomfort and these imprints.
Who is he saying this?
And what was his reply? This was a messenger of Allah some of the law it was someone
who by the time he left this world, the whole of Arabia near to sweet.
He is the world's and history's most influential person, without exception, without any arrival, without any peer.
The reply of this messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to that suggestion on the part of delight him
was he wasn't offering him great luxury. He said we'll just put some bedding.
between the course woven mats and us so that it will protect you from the discomfort and the imprint on your body.
His reply was Marley
what connection Do I have with the world maranoa dunia in Iraq given his total shutaura from Morocco taraka. What connection Do I have with the dunya? My, my example. And the example of the dunya of the world is like a traveler, who took rest in the shade beneath the tree. And once he was rested, he rose and he left.
Once see that, the alarm,
visited the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And this was in the later years of life in Medina.
And he actually said to him, You are also allowed to I have permission to lock
so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam indicated his approval. So then Amaro de la I'm
cast his glands around the room. And the words of the Hadeeth are such respect. Imagine sitting in front of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he sought permission to look around the room.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once he gave his approval, see that model the Allah cast his glance, and let his eyes roam around the room. And the words of the Hadith are beautiful.
His words are and nothing he never said. And I didn't see.
He lets his eyes roam around the room, and his words are and nothing met the eye.
Nothing met the eye, except a few utensils and the bedding and the pillow of the messenger sort of love it or something. You mentioned a few bare necessities
is to his eyes welled up with tears,
and an emotional voice. He said to the messenger, some of them love it, or some of them are messenger of Allah, you are who you are, the beloved messenger of Allah. And here we have Caesar of Rome
and gets the law
of Persia khasra Persia. They live in such luxury and comfort, and you the beloved messenger of Allah.
Is this how you have to live?
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was reclining on the wall, he suddenly sat up. And he said, off his shotgun, and they have no hubbub. He said, Are you in any doubt, oh, if no hubbub. He said, Allah has prepared, Allah has given them whatever they wish, in this world, and for us, Allah has reserved our reward for us. And
so that was a symbol of life of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he lived in that.
Because he considered himself a traveler. He clearly called himself a traveler, what connection Do I have with the world? My example and the example of the world is that of a traveler who took shade beneath a tree. And then when he rested, he rose, and he left and abandoned the tree Ouattara Kahani abandon the tree in the shade. So he called himself a traveler, he told him to lie, holding the shoulders, oh, being the world as though you are a stranger named a traveler, and consider yourself one of the people of the graves. And when Abdullah normally would relate this hadith to history, one of the students in
LA, he says, When I'm delighted to relate this hadith he would say to me,
or Abdullah, when you rise in the morning, don't wait for the evening. When you rise in the evening. Don't wait for the morning.
I don't have any hopes. As far as the world is concerned. You don't know how long you live. You might be planning and preparing for two years, three years, five years for retirement. And your death may be tomorrow morning. Your death may be the see.
That's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told him what enough sacrament born consider yourself one of the people of the graves.
realize your true purpose in your existence. We realize the fragility of life and existence in the world. It could end at any moment.
So keeping all of this in mind, we can hopefully better understand and appreciate the Browns words when it says UNHRC the castle
in increasing your possessions
and other things, children, possessions, prestige fame, your mutual rivalry your one upmanship.
This has distracted.
Now, you know, it takes a lot for us to explain, but the Word says it in four words in a few words and have fun with the castle hackers or
the castle has distracted you until you will visit your graves simple. That's the reality of life. All this running around all these proceeds.
This wearing out oneself this tiring oneself, the stress. What is it for?
It's one upmanship.
Human Nature is such that we are never specified. We're always trying to convince ourselves
that, no, I'm doing this for the right reasons. I'm doing this sincerely.
I'm doing this because this is a religious obligation to earn for oneself to earn one's livelihood to have a halaal income to provide for one's family.
This is an obligation we convince ourselves
but how much is enough?
When is never enough.
A Millionaire is not happy and that he is a multi millionaire multi millionaire is not happy until it becomes a billionaire. billionaire is a billionaire is not happy until he reaches the top of the list
It never ends. And there's a beautiful Hadith to describe this.
from 7am to live reservado the alarm, the student says that we heard Abdullah reservado the alarm
on the member in muckety muck announcing that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
if the son of Adam man
had a valley full of god
no and the lipner them were the melon men that
have the LA Sania.
If the son of Adam man had a valley, full of gold, the words of full are not just my translation, it's in the Hadees, worthy melamin, the hub, a valley full of God. Now in order to understand the heading,
think, think of the words picture the words of the messenger, so Lola might even sell them visualize them. Gold is worth a lot.
Gold is the one solid stable currency. And for the past few years ever since the credit crunch, gold has risen exponentially in value. Since everyone is relying on the safe investments of gold, you can't go wrong with gold,
even properties, the property market crash because of the credit crunch. So the safe haven for most people is gold. And that's why the price of gold has risen exponentially.
And we measure gold by ounces and grams. grams of gold.
Now imagine, move from one weight and measure to the next we measure grams of gold.
We're not talking about grams. We're not talking about one ring. We're not talking about jewelry. We're not talking about one ring or a necklace.
We're not talking about a purse full of gold. We're not talking about gold sovereigns. We're not even talking about one gold bar.
We're not talking about a tray of gold bars. We're not talking about a crate of trays of gold bars.
We're not talking about
of gold bars.
We're not talking about one pallet of crates. We're not talking about one vault
somewhere in a reserve or in the bank.
Or in a moment
we're not talking about parts of the mountain.
A sort of lots of love and evil some of them say is beyond even this. Imagine a whole valley between two mountains filled with gold.
Silver loves to love it you sell them says If man had that.
What would he do that
Have Bailey he thought he would desire a second Valley
And if he was given a second value of gold,
he would desire a third Valley to add to his tuva.
Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, what are your super job from the Academy in the Torah, to blah, blah, blah, and nothing will fill the cavity in the vacuum in man, except the dust of the earth.
Man has this vacuum and this cavity that he wishes to fill with material possessions.
And the possession of highest and greatest value is gold.
But even one Valley, even two valleys, even three valleys of gold won't be able to fill that cavity and the only thing that can fill that cavity in man is the soil of the earth when He is buried.
That's why Allah says aloha como de casa de Soto mahaveer rivalry has distracted you has debilitated you, destroyed you until and this will continue until you visit the graves. It never stops.
So when a person convinces oneself that look,
we often make our other plans contingent to what we euphemistically euphemistically call financial security. So it's like when I'm financially secure when I'm stable when I'm on my two feet, once I arrive on my two feet, once I get a few things sorted, then I will pay attention to my wife, my children, my family, my other needs.
When, when when is that financial security to be realized? When do we actually achieve it? When is enough enough?
When is enough, enough.
And the end of the surah is basically connected with the beginning. And I've just mentioned one thing, but the end of the surah is similar to soluna Yama isn't and in Noreen. then surely on that day of reckoning you will be questioned about blessings.
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that when this verse was revealed is available, the alarm is set to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam who messenger of Allah what blessings will be questioned about
in the man who will ask for Donna tomorrow? Well, man, all that we have are the two black things, dates and water.
So when this verse was revealed, the alarm is set to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Yasuda Allah what lessons will we be questioned about?
Or we have an all we can see is to black things. I date and water. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said it will happen ie the questioning and you will be questioned about this also, ie for the Arabs living in the desert. Those who survived on dates and water. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said they will be questioned even about that blessing on the Day of Judgment,
the lesson of the heavy.
And the lesson of the last verse of this surah is that you may think it's not enough. But even the little that you have
it is sufficient is a blessing in itself. In fact, in one of either gang related by a man filled with the law, he had a sort of loss in the law. It says on the day of reckoning, one of the first things man will be questioned about is that law will say to him,
and then we'll see how halaqa just smack when recomend Mr. inverted, does not give you a healthy body and cold water to drink.
One of the first things a person will be questioned about on the Day of Judgment is that a law will say to him, did we not give you a healthy body and cold water to drink of cold water to drink?
So here's a question about dates about water, a healthy body.
The messages the last verse gives is beautifully connected to the beginning. You think you haven't got enough? And you always want more? You're always trying to get more. You think you haven't got enough? How much is enough? When is it going to be sufficient? The fact is
even just dates and water and a healthy body is a blessing in itself. How much more do you want? Now this isn't suggest as I mentioned at the beginning, that oh, we just sit back and become Reliant. No.
I've told you that
I've discussed this in great detail before and I'll repeat myself in the in the feel of sort of glaucomas that I explained in great detail and other on other occasions that Islam teaches us and encourages us strongly motivates us to earn our livelihood, to generate wealth, to create wealth for ourselves, for our families, for society in general for the community at large for everyone, but it teaches us to generate wealth responsibly, sincerely. And it teaches us to possess wealth in the right manner, not to be possessed by wealth.
We don't possess wealth, we are possessed by wealth. Wealth possesses us we don't actually possess well, and this is why in this very same of sia surah Eman Muslim Rahmatullah here they really it's very beautiful Hadith from ontological shift here are the law one.
He says that, once I approached the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, once he was reciting surah, MacArthur he was actually reciting this Surah Al harco MacArthur.
Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after reciting the sword, I said, Your call of not Adam, Marley, Marley.
The son of Adam, man saves, money, money, my wealth, my wealth, my man, my mom, my mouth, my mouth.
When the Hadeeth continues, wahala Yagna Adam Malik, in llama occulta first night Olympus, the blade of the subak the founding
and son of Adam, do you really have any wealth?
Or do you really possess of your wealth, anything except that which you have eaten, therefore you've consumed and of course to perish?
All that which you have worn, and therefore worn out,
or that which you have given in charity, and therefore sent ahead for yourself.
And what's the meaning of this hadith? It's explained by another Hadith related by a man Muslim himself from another companion Abu huraira via lavon abou hora de la Han who relates that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, your cool abdomen Imani. The servants are servants of Allah, he's constantly my wealth, my wealth.
And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, He has no wealth, or he does not have obvious wealth, except three things.
man has man constantly says my wealth, my wealth, but he does not have his wealth except three things that which is eaten, therefore he's consumed and cause to perish. That which he has worn and therefore worn out, or that which he has given in charity fuck Donna and therefore earn the reward and secured for himself. The words fuckton are beautiful.
What it means is
it refers to assets. It's quite simply, if you buy food and you food that's consumable.
So Molly's consumer, well, you external is related to assets as opposed to consumables.
quite simple. So, consumables aren't normally treated as assets, things of value that can be reserved and stored and used afterwards.
They are regarded as consumables, assets are assets. So the word Donna roulette relates to assets. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, he has only that which he has eaten, and therefore consumed and cause to perish, or worn and therefore worn out, or that which he has given in charity, and therefore created an asset for himself, not in this world, but in the Hara.
And apart from these three, Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in that same study,
and whatever else is, besides these three, follower that he wouldn't without equal holiness, and this servant of Allah is about to go and leave it all for the people.
So the combination of these two heavies, both related by Muslim in history, from two different companions, gives us a perfect understanding of the reality of wealth. And these were the wise words of the messenger some of the law and even some of them, he said,
Due to an MBA, he said, I have been given preference and superiority over other messengers of Allah in six things. And he mentioned those six, one of those six things is meaning greater than any of the Messenger of Allah. He was privileged with six things. And one of those six things was odd to me, I'll call him I have been given the most concise, comprehensive words, which means that all the prophets of Allah while wise, all the messengers of Allah, were eloquent. Look at the beautiful words and words of wisdom and Maxim's that we know from the words of the man he sadly has Sadam
Jesus son of Mary,
the words of the Prophet musala, his that are Moses, the words of wisdom of Solomon, the wisdom of saving us Solomon le Salaam, wisdom of his father that would lay his salon,
all the profits of a lover wise, they were the most learner, the wisest, the most eloquent,
the most sagacious, the most profound of all their people. And the prophets little alarm, I'll even send them SES, or D to Jeremy and kill him, of all of the messengers and the prophets of Allah, I have been given superiority over them, even in my words of wisdom and eloquence. And indeed, his words of wisdom and eloquence are such that he said something very brief. But in those brief
and few words,
it's contained a most profound message. and here also, these two headings describing the reality of wealth, our beautiful
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Man constantly says, my wife, my wife, my wife, my wife, but he doesn't have any wealth. He has no wealth to his name, except that which he has eaten and therefore consumed, which is, which means that you can only call something yours that you possess, that's benefited you, that you've enjoyed, that's nourished you and sustained you, giving you comfort, physical, actual comfort, not psychological.
Why do I say that? Because a man sits back and takes a sigh and thinks that I've got a couple of 1000 in my bank account. But that's momentary psychological relief. But it's momentary, because the pleasure lasts for one second, and then he is beset and seized by grief, as to who's out to get those few 1000
then that pain is all consuming. That worry is all consuming.
This is why
some people who are extremely poor can see sleep sleep peacefully, those who are far far richer,
they lose sleep. They're more worried about preserving and guarding their wealth. The tramp
sleeps on the park bench in the cold,
dreaming all night long, very seriously, about becoming a millionaire. And the millionaire sleeps in his expensive bed in a luxurious luxurious chamber in a palatial mansion, having nightmares about becoming a tramp, sleeping on the park bench. So that's why I say something which has given you comforts real, actual physical, tangible comfort, not psychological.
Otherwise, it becomes a psychological the province of the love idealism explains this beautifully. Lisa Lavina and Catherine
richness or wealth, wealth
is not the wealth of possessions and materials. Wealth is a wealth and the richness of the heart. Quite simply, you can have billions. But if you're not content and satisfied, you are poor, and you could be a poor person. But if you are content of heart, soul and mind, you are rich.
That's why I say not psychological, not mental. Because mentally, a person can make what he or she wants on oneself.
Be at peace with what you have the content and you will be happy. If you're always looking at everybody else. The neighbor's car, the neighbor's house, the neighbors extension, the neighbors Conservatory,
the rivals, possessions, everyone's looking at everybody else's car, and therefore one upmanship it's a society of it's a life of greed, of rivalry, but this never ends. Greed never ends. There will always be someone who's rich.
cleverer, more advanced than you. I mean, always.
One person can't drink the water the entire ocean.
And therefore a person should not be running around trying to amass all wealth for oneself. What good does it do?
This is exactly what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying, you have no wealth except, except that which you want, which you need. So,
if you eat in a meal, that is your risk in your name, nobody else's, it's yours.
You've eaten it, that food has nourished you. It's given me energy, it's giving you strength is giving you pleasure.
It's nourished you now it's gone.
In the entire world, in the entire people on the web on Earth, you alone possess that food that was yours.
And how much can a millionaire
and how much can a poor Pete
they both eats the same amount they can only eat the same amount.
The Millionaire has fish and the Pauper has fish. The only difference is he eats
probably from a palm leaf. And the millionaire eats and have silver plates.
But the food is the same.
You've eaten it's it's nourished you it's given you comforts, pleasure, energy and strength. That's yours. That is your wealth the prophets of Allah Islam says or what you have worn and worn out, Allah bestow, meaning not just once.
So your shot for every season.
Fill the wardrobe at the end of the season. Oh, that's so last year. off to a charity. Allah subhanho wa Taala Satan sortable? Baqarah. Yeah, you're Latina, Armando amphibole.
Janelle akumina, Arab, whatever are they Mojave thermen.
V, two v two v. Open, either skip and spend, have the best of what you have earned, and have the best that we have extracted for you from the earth. And do not aim for the worst of your wealth, in that you will spend it, but you would never take it if it was given to you without closing your eyes to the insult.
And know that law is all independence, rich and full of praise. Why do we do that? Why do we do that? Why do we give the worst of our wealth to others and reserve the best for ourselves? Allah mentions in the next phase, a shape one cool fucker away.
Because the shape on the devil threatens you with poverty.
That's what we scared of shape lands insinuations and his whispers of poverty. The frightened the fear of poverty drives us to relentlessly proceed, the amassing and the accumulation of wealth in this manner.
But we just keep on accumulating without actually benefiting from it. If you've eaten it, it's yours. Or you've worn it, then it's yours. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says you wear it and you've worn it out for a blade, you've made it old. So basically, you wear a jacket for 10 years. You wear a cloth for many years, some of us may think that Come on, is that what we are taught? Now I'm not suggesting that that's the way we should all these, look how a person chooses to live his or her life is their choice. I can only convey to you what the Scriptures say. What was the example of Satan or the last one, he was the leaf of the Muslim in the leader of the Muslim, the
leader of the Muslims, I mean what meaning his armies
were crushing the Roman battalions. his armies were crushing the society purging an army. during his reign.
The Muslim lands expanded so far the riches of Arabia came into the coffers of Medina, the riches of Persia, the riches of Rome came to Medina. That's an all of it was at his disposal. That same leader of the faithful above who had under his feet, the gold and the riches and the treasures of pleasure and wrong. One day he came late to Jamal Salah when he entered late,
he apologized. And he said oh people, I have been delayed. Because I own I didn't I only have to pee. I only have two pairs of clothes.
And one of them wasn't washed and ready. So I had to wash it.
And wait for it to dry before I could bury it and come out so jamara this was a reason for the delay.
The Amir mini and I would have no hubbub with two pairs of clubs and the Sahaba of the alarm, I'd his clothes. And on his one cloak that he was wearing his phone, they counted 21 patches. That was a bar.
And he learned that from the messengers of the law.
This is my job, it's not the law, the law and prayed Salah once and he placed a stool it's a hadith and it was a stool, stool tripod, similar to a tripod.
And he had an upper club cloak, the upper club so he took off the upper cloth and put it on the stool. And he wore, he only had the lower dissolve the lower cloth
similar to draw the longest in the Asian languages, and its whole upper torso, front back, shoulders were all bad. And he performed solo. This was in his late years. So someone was watching
and in a rather judgmental way observed jabiru grab the love of your life. And then after Salah he said to someone else. And then he said to Jabba Abdullah the alarm and he said someone look at him. He's got a piece of cloth, but he's put it over the stool and he's praying Salah, half naked meaning with the upper torso bear. Then after Salah, he told Jagger the alarm. And he said to him that you've got an upper class,
why aren't you using it? Why don't you to put it over the student forming slot in that manner with your upper torso bear. So jabiru, the lead of the alarm rang and said, I deliberately put my upper class over here and removed it. So that's an atom of an idiot like you would come and say to me that why did you pray your Salah without your upper cloak cloak? I did that deliberately. So that's an I'm an idiot like you would come to me and say this. Then he said to those who were presidents, he said,
and do you think
we used to pray Salah behind the messenger salallahu alayhi wa sallam in one cloth. And most of us did not have two pieces of cloth. So it wasn't out of choice out of necessity. That was the congregation of the companions. This was a congregation behind the super last in the law it was many of them, had only one piece of cloth in which they were performed. So
these were the Sahaba of the law. And these were the best after the MBR and even Salatu was Salam that we'll see that.
This is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says of your wealth, you only have that which you have worn and worn out.
Worn and worn out what you've eaten, what you've worn, what's given you. nourishment, food, energy and strength, that's yours, what's clothed you and protected you from the elements, protecting you from the heat and cold, and what's covered you and that, that you have used extensively, so much so that you've worn the cloth out, that's yours. That's what you can call your possession and your wealth, but that's in the past.
And the third thing, anything you have given in charity, and thereby secured an asset for yourself and its reward in the hereafter. That's yours. That's in your name. Everything else, your house, your car, your other clothes, your whole wardrobe. Your whole collection of shoes, your vehicles, your wealth, your jewelry, your bank balances, your hundreds of 1000s or hundreds of 1000s or millions, even your billions. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, He is about to go and leave all of that for other people. This is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says it's not his. He keeps on saying my wealth, my wealth, he has no wealth.
We may have billions in the bank, those of those billionaires were billions, that billions are being saved for other people.
This is why it's never ending.
And this rivalry never ends. So Allah says, The castle, this rivalry in increasing
has distract you from your true purpose.
Exactly. And you know what we will never realize we, Allah is reminding us because it's our human weakness that we just don't realize. I mentioned earlier on that we use our wealth is used to enhance our image.
And not just practically
because that's actually mentioned in a verse of the Quran, Xena, NASA from Russia.
Welcome in anessa, it will have been well
documented that it will fit. Well, Hayden was a woman who would have
lost the love of the designs
of holes, and piles of gold and silver heaps high
and have branded horses
and have cattle until from fields, the love of the passion and the desire of these things have been made beautiful and ornament ated in the hearts of mankind. So it's how a human weakness, but we are inclined to these things. And I was talking about branded cars earlier. That's one of the meanings in the consideration of branded horses. So not just any four legged horse, a good branded steed.
cars accordingly want branded cars, not just any old four wheel car, branded cars,
which enhance our image
and mutual rivalry and all of these things will continue to distract you until you reach your grade. We don't realize how a human weakness despite our intelligence, this basic concept eludes us escapes us. And we just don't realize until towards the end of our lives if we do or otherwise even until we die, we just won't realize that's why anniversaries are unsolvable at home. A lot of things are believers. Do not let your wealth and your children distract you from the remembrance of Allah. And whoever is guilty of this than indeed he has suffered the greatest clear loss. Then
Allah says and spend of what we have given you less. One death comes to one of you. And then he says, oh my lord grants me some reprieve grants me some rats bites, so that I'm a given charity and become one of the PI's. So it's only towards the end of life that we may realize. We have our regrets.
And the last thing is distraction will continue until you empty all grapes, then a lot is colors. So soft data moon McCullough, soft data moon name, soon, you will come to know me soon you will come to now, meaning you may not realize now, you may not understand. But you will come to
gulla lozada morning, email your name, last name. If only knew with the knowledge of certainty, then Allah doesn't mention the answer to this name if I only knew with the knowledge of certainty, so there's no answer to the clause if here.
So what is the answer? A lie saying Nay, If only you knew with certainty.
Quite simply, it's related to the verse first verse, If you knew with certainty,
the reality of life and what you will come to know and see in the Hereafter, then you would never allow this mutual rivalry to distract you maximally. And this is beautifully explained in another Hadith Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said by this had is recorded by Mahatma Muslim for many harbottle the law. He said it's not just on one occasion and a number of occasions. His words are well law Hello, Dr. Mona Arlen
okay to cathedra by Allah, if you knew what I know, you would laugh much less and weep much more.
That's the meaning if only mean with the knowledge of certainty, ie you would not allow yourself to be distracted by mutual rivalry in material possessions and greed. Then law says
good luck glass of McCullough sofa, moon,
moon Emily attain the throne of Jane, surely you will come see the fire. This verse surely you will come see the fire is not actually connected with If only you knew with the knowledge of certainty. No, it's separate. Janina? Surely you will come to see the fire.
Then you will surely see it with the eye of certainty.
Not just knowledge or the eye of certainty and you will experience
this is the meaning of shorter you will come to know. So what it is the verses are related to each other, but not in order. So when Allah
says, rivalry has distracted you until you will visit the graves. Now, if only you knew name, If only you knew, knew what
surely will come see Jana
and you will come to see it with the eye of certainty. That's the meaning of surely you will come to know sure you will come to know the reality of life and you will come to know the reality of gentlemen and you will see it. And when Allah says in the other verse that If only you knew with the knowledge of certainty, If only you knew, so, what would happen? Then rivalry would not distract you. So some of the later verses are connected to the first verse. And the first few verses are connected to the later verses. And this is why prophets Allah love it. And once he stood up, and he said to the Sahaba of the Allah one, asked me, whatever you want to ask me, by Allah, If only you
knew what I knew, you would laugh much less and weep much more than he told us Or how about the alarm? I'm home. That gentleman has been displayed to me on the side of this wall this day. So the province of the law it has been vision was different. He saw he knew, and that's why he lived the way he lived, then a lot say similar to suddenly your maiden name, then surely you will be questioned about the blessings on that day on the day of reckoning. ie again, like I said, this last verse is connected to the first verse, do not think that you don't have enough, and that you're always striving for more, when will enough be enough? When will it be sufficient? If you think you
don't have enough now? Well, even the little that you have, you'll be questioned about it on the day of reckoning. Your mounted media have to learn how it relates. I mentioned earlier that the prophets that were that when this verse was revealed is available the love and said yada sort of law, what will we be questioned about which blessings we only have dates and water. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, it will happen and you will be questioned even about dates and water man Muslim rapper to learn how to relate to heavy industry that once Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came out of his house.
And he met a bucket and Amaro de la nkhoma. And he said to them, what has brought you out of a bucket and what are the Alon Omar said?
hunger or messenger of
hunger. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, by that law he was hands rest my soul that which has brought you out has brought me out also.
So I will walk around or the love Allah and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam were walking. They went to visit once the habit of the law and wasn't expecting them.
So when they arrived,
he was close to the Messenger of Allah. His wife was there, a companion wasn't there. She welcomed them into the house, but there was nothing in the house. Then, this hobby, the companion that unsightly companion came when you saw the messenger of a lovable Booker on our model the llama, he explained this day by Allah, there is no one who is more honored by his guests than we are. We have the greatest and the most honored guests in our house. We are the most honored because of these guests. And he had nothing in the house. So he went and he went to a date part he bought some decks and not each pile, he went and bought one branch of decks, which had some ripened and unripened
dates also. And he placed them before the Messenger of Allah. Then he went, and he picked up his knife, and Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam realized that he was going to slaughter one of his animals. So there wasn't any food, but the prized few animals or one or two animals that he may have had in at home, because in rural communities remember, they're always wanting to lambs or goats, which they use often for milk. So he was going to slaughter and slaughter one of his prized small animals. That's why he picks up the knife and the profit some of the love it was from realize, so he wanted he said, Look, don't slaughter any animal which gives milk. Not the milking animal that you
went, you slaughter the sheep, brought it and presented it before the family before the companions and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was all lots of love it equals 11 eight, along with his companions, after they finished eating, remember they had been driven by hunger from their homes, the Messenger of Allah.
Allah, Allah. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after the meal said to them, from Mila to Solomon, they are made in India in surely on that day, you will be questioned about the blessings. So all of this out of the allow, Hannah said the other sort of law
would we be questioned about this?
Because there were starving
prophets of Allah it was someone said, Yes, of course, you will be questioned about this for you were driven from your homes by hunger, and you came out, and you would not return to your homes, except having been fed and fill
your request and about this also.
We have a lot to be grateful for. And, psychologically, this is one of the ways of being content. Be happy with what you have.
Forget the past, or try to forget the past.
And try to ignore the future, live for the moment, and not in the bad way.
What I mean, some people, well, some of us, we think they're living for the moment as have nots of care, don't give up, have no care about the world. Let's just lift for the moment.
I mean, it's in a different way, lift for the moment and that do not let your past Do not let the past consume you. Do not let the future consume.
Appreciate your life and your existence. Now as it is, when I say live, for the moments live by the moment is look at yourself now.
Don't grieve that you don't have a mansion, you don't have millions, you don't have wealth, that such and such a person and such and such a person is wealthier than you look at yourself now.
Are you not in a state of security? Is your life under threats?
Are you starving?
Aren't you sitting in the wall in shelter?
Haven't you been fed on cheese satiated and full and if not one GB.
If you can appreciate what you have now.
That's exactly what the message is. And those are heavy. On the day of judgment. One of the first things a person will be questioned about is that a larval stage of him did not give you a healthy body of kolkhorst
you will be questioned about that also, if we try to live
existence, moment by moment, and we look at ourselves as we are now.
We will be far more content
and we won't be so driven
to endlessly and relentlessly and incessantly pursue the accumulation and the gathering of wealth in this manner, which distracts us
from our true purpose which distracts us from Allah subhanho wa Taala because it doesn't lead to anything.
I pray that a lot with Allah enable us to make a law makers amongst those who are not distracted by such rivalry and by the dunya
that should be rivalry, there should be competition is good. Without that competition is good.
Competition encourages one to perform better,
to go the extra mile.
competition creates innovation.
And the Oregon tells us to compete with one another been what the arm condemns our competition, and our rivalry and are vying with one another and are trying to outdo one another and surpass and supersede one another. And there's one upmanship in what in material things in things to do with the world. But what encourages us to compete with one another and to vibe with one another in what Allah says for spiritual higher art, race towards good thing.
Well phenolic affiliated office in Northern Africa soon and in this should those who seek to compete compete meaning in gender
and the things that lead to gym.
So you know, the love the love armor, I won't mention any of the other companions we've spoken about. The love armor we've mentioned a few times today, see them as a member of the love and I will forever compete with one another. Rather than tomorrow the loved one will try to compete with a worker of the law and in everything, in everything, even small things. Once prophets Allah Allah,
Allah Allah, were discussing the affairs of the Maha night in the masjid after Isha late at night.
No one else was there. Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam rose to return home and will walk out of the alarm, accompanying him to go to his house. They passed by someone in the dark was reciting Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stopped, listen to his recitation of the Quran, and then said to him, what are the Allahumma give this man the glad tidings that he recites the arm as though it's being revealed now.
So, we're gonna love it. He wasn't selasa they didn't speak to him, then both of them mentor him. So who was it, Abdullah, him and my school that have the Aloha. So over the love, I made a note that I will informing in the morning, next morning, who went out, delighting them as well, there'll be a lover and to give him the glad tidings to be the first to give him this good news, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had commented on his recitation of the poem and complimented him and a lot of the a lot of unrealized that will work out of the business. So I'm gonna have the alarm set by Allah, I will never be able to surpass him in anything. So even in small things, in major things
a month in La Jolla relates at the profit some of the law say they're not remodel the last time that the province of the law it sort of made an announcement one day for donations and charity. So a lot of the a lot of and made an intention and these are his explicit words, that I said to myself this day, I will try to outdo aboubaker. If on any day I can do so, then it will be this day. And he said I can take my wealth and I took half of it. I left half at home took half of it to the Messenger of Allah. And I said on messenger of Allah He I brought half of my wealth. We waited Abubakar Kane.
Prophet salaallah alayhi wa sallam said, Oh, Walker, oh, Baba, Why have you brought up the alarm said yeah, I have brought all of my wealth.
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, What have you left for your family? Abubakar de la hora said, I have left Allah and His Messenger for life.
So foreign encourages competition, and rivalry and vying with one another, but only in good.
In good. Why don't we compete healthily? In trying to gain and win the pleasure of a last panel?
Why don't we compete? This is one of the reasons why it's acceptable for a person to announce that charity
into sort of artificially mined or unsafe if you reveal charities, and how good a thing it says, how good a thing why is revealing one's charity a good thing
not because of name and fame. But I have given so much that's not the reason why the author and says it's good.
The Koran says it's a good thing to reveal one charity in that if someone stands up and says, I donate and get
1000 in charity, that this should be encouragement and motivation for someone else to stand up and say, I give to
your revealing your charity is not for your fame, but it's for the encouragement of others. So do compete that competes in good, healthy competition, in giving rather than taking in spending rather than accumulate.
So competition is good, but only in good things. And let's hop out of the Illa and competed with one another in the most beautiful of things. I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala enabled us to understand some of the laws and the manner of the human being and human. Rather, he was to mean a lot more behind the commissioner lay there he learned
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