The Hypocrites- A Tafsr of Srat al-Munfiqn Part 5

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AI: Summary © The history and importance of Islam is highlighted, including its use in title Islam and its use in various domains such as wealth and distraction. The speakers emphasize the need for calibration and recalibration of one's ideas, especially in achieving health and vision. The conversation between two speakers on the importance of avoiding fraudulent activities and staying safe emphasizes the need for individuals to have a positive attitude towards them and avoid fraud.
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Bismillah

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Rahim

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salam ala Cumbre to large Brocato

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of Hamdulillah. Helping me Sadat was salam ala so you've been Marcelino Haltom in the beginning.

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He was a Marine. My biographer was a biller him in a straight line regime. Smilla Rahmanir Rahim in the law home at ICA who is salona Alain de ba your Lilina Armando salada. He was the limits me.

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All Allahu Allah Muhammad Ali Muhammad Kamal Slater, Ibrahim Ibrahim in the community the machi.

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Lawful Mubarak Adam Medina, the Mohammed Kumar bhakta Allah Ibrahim, what are the the Brahim in the academy the machi

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spreads listeners

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we gather for the final,

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the fifth and the final part of the

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commentary of sort of the month

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allow me to summarize the contents of the surah so far.

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A simple translation will suffice Allah subhanho wa taala.

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says when the hypocrites

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come to you,

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either joking when I want to call on a shadow in Nicola rasool Allah. Allahu Adam in Nicola Rasool will La Jolla chateau in nomina. Lena Luca the room, when the hypocrites come to you.

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They say

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we testify that indeed you are surely the Messenger of Allah. And Allah Allah knows.

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And Allah knows that indeed you are surely His messenger.

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And Allah testify that indeed, the hypocrites are surely

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lives

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the huddle a man whom Jonathan sublines subete Allah in the Ahimsa amalgam we are and

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they have taken their roles as a shield.

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This they have prevented

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from the way of Allah

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indeed, evil is what they do, that it could be unknown Armand or Magatha roofer to be either guru Be informed I have gotten this is because they have believed and then disbelieved.

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So a seal was placed on their heart.

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This they don't understand

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why there are 830 booklets

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and when you when the when you see them, their bodies please you what you call the smart Napoleon. And if they speak, you listen to their words, gotten the washrooms another

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though, in reality, they are like

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planks of wood propped up yes, a water cooler so you had in it him. They perceive every shout, every scream to be against them.

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When I do have the room, they are the enemy. So fear them ortholog Allah may Allah battle with them. And now you're for goon whence are they been interested?

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Without the law from Toronto, your stuffing looking Rasul Allah and when it is said to them come, Allah's Messenger will seek forgiveness on your behalf. Low will also they turn their heads what are either whom your saloon our homes that we own, and you see them blocking,

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preventing whilst being arrogant. So on Ali, he must have felt alone and the stuffing

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is equal to fall. Whether you seek forgiveness on their behalf where you don't see forgiveness on their behalf, linear fit hola hola.

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La will never forgive them in the La La they will come with us been. Indeed Allah does not guide the transgressing people

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who will Levina your own adatoms End the rasool Allah Hatha and

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they are the ones who say

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to not spend you

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For

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those who are with the Messenger of Allah

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hackday and fogal until they disperse what Allah has in Samoa they will or they will check in and I'm gonna have been and I have gotten Unto Allah belong the treasures of the heavens and the earth. But the hypocrites do not understand. You're only a Regina Elin Medina de Aquila, janela, as

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they say that,

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when we shall return to the city, ie of Medina, the city and within formula

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the mind

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will expel the lowly

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from it

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will be learning there is too little soda he wouldn't want me in And to Allah belongs mind

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and honor

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and to His messenger and to the believers. Well I can then when I've been rely on a member the hypocrites do not know. That's a quick translation of the verses of Surah demona for whom that we've covered so far. And the I've explained all of these verses in great detail.

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And what Allah has told us so far is that in the beginning of last week, so the hypocrites in general, Allah mentioned their false testimony, they're lying. They're swearing false oath in the Name of Allah, how they have taken these false oaths and they're taking of Allah's Name in vain as a shield for protection.

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And by doing so, through their false testimony, they're lying and their false promises. They have prevented themselves and others from the way of Allah. They have believed and disbelieved, believed and doubted and disbelieved, believed, externally disbelieved, internally

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believed hypocritically

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Express faith hypocritically, but disbelieved within. And because of this deception, this hypocrisy. They,

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they their hearts have been sealed.

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Then Allah speaks of

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a more narrow group, Allah narrows this down to a select group of the hypocrites. These are the leading hypocrites during the time of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, the Chieftains, the leaders.

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They were the ones who were powerful, influential, charismatic.

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They were the leaders, they were wealthy, they commanded great influence wielded great power. They were eloquent, influential, charismatic, appealing, very handsome, even.

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about this leadership, mostly hypocrites, this particular group, narrow down from the more general group in the previous verses, and then Allah speaks of them. Then Allah narrows us down even further to mainly Abdullah Hypnobabies son who was the chief of the chieftains of the hypocrites. And Allah refers to some of the things he said

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and did, especially in the fifth year of hijra, during the campaign of the animal study, also known as a campaign of money, see? And

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on that occasion, I'm delighted Norby even subtle, was guilty of a number of things, and especially his comments mentioned and quoted in the past two verses, which are, that he is the one who said, do not spend on the companions of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa salam why, and as you know, the backdrop to the story is that he there was a dispute between an unsavoury and Mahajan, two companions. This

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led to some disagreements and calling of partisanship amongst the Companions, but the problem was solved. It was suppressed. It was quelled, but I'm delighted Norway Masaru when he heard that, he made a few comments one of them was that I've told you repeatedly about these emigrants from muckety muck aroma, who have come to Medina that our example in their example is like the ancient Arabic proverb, some in Gilbert yet called that fatten your dog it shall devour you, and this is what we have done. We've accepted them into our homes. We've accepted them as refugees. We've shared our wealth our homes and accommodation

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with them, we've welcomed them, only for us to fatten them, and now for them to lord over as they have crowded as in our city, and in our wealth, and now this is what they do. So he then said the solution to this is stop sharing your wealth with them, stop spending on them,

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impoverished them, and soon they will leave, they will depart from our city, we will be relieved of them.

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So that's one of the things I mentioned. And that Allah mentions that in the second last verse to this. And then in the final verse, Allah quotes something else, which he said about Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa salam, not just about the Messenger of Allah, but he was Pitts he was pitching himself against a prophet of Allah, that I that as the Mighty One, along with my followers, the mightier ones, will expel from Medina, the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam, the lowly one, who is a leader of the lowly ones, so we as a group shall expel the Muslims

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so he quotes that sorry, Allah's prime Horta and that quote, so these are two of the things he said, This is where we ended the previous sessions of the commentary of sort of them on iPhone. And we now move on to the final section. So allow me to read the final section and it's I'll just translate the verses.

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And then I'll begin commenting on these three final verses of sort of my life cool. So hereafter Allah subhanho wa taala. Allah says, Yeah, you heard Adina Amanullah told Luke, Allah, Allah commanded

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all believers, do not let

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your wealth

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and your children do not let your wealth nor your children distract you from the remembrance of Allah.

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Oh, my dear father, Nick, fuller, ecohome Aloha sit on and whoever does this, then these are the ones who are the losers.

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What unfrequently Marzec now come and spend of what We have bestowed on

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spend of that which We have provided for you.

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mean probably a yeti had a common mouth before death comes upon one of you

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for your cooler, then he says, at the time of death

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not below that hurt any Illa Gillian Corrib Oh, my Lord, would that You delay me till a close time

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for a Sadhak so that I may give in charity, what a government of Saudi Hain and so that I may surely be

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of the pious, well in your head Allah on either agenda, and Allah will never delay

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a soul when it's fixed time arrives. Hola, hola, amigo, Mata Amadora. Allah is well aware of what you are doing.

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These are the three final verses of Surah manof. And as you can see,

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the topic now has suddenly shifted to

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wealth.

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And the theme here is

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not being diverted and distracted by one's children.

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And then large focuses on wealth by one's wealth.

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And the whoever is distracted and diverted from the remembrance of Allah by one's wealth and children, which are tests, then these are the losers.

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And then Allah encourages us to spend

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and spend before death arrives,

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before it's too late. Then at the time of death, a soul says all things says either to itself or to anyone else or to Allah, praying to Allah that Allah give me more time.

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Give me some respite, delay my death delay my departure.

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So that in this

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interval in this response, I may do two things, one, given charity and to become of the pious but Allah Anza Surah by reminding is that

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souls appointed and fixed time will not be delayed for any winter.

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And Allah is well aware of what we are doing. So the theme is

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not being distracted and diverted from the remembrance of Allah from our true purpose by wealth

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and spending this wealth and not being stingy, but giving in charity

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and death.

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Question here is that, why is the final section of solid on our own disjointed from the rest of the surah?

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Is it disconnected? Or is it a continuation of the topic of hypocrisy?

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And is there any connection between these few final topics and the theme of hypocrites and hypocrisy? Well, indeed, there is a very deep connection, that there is no disconnect here. There is no sudden change in the topic of the surah

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that in fact, there's a beautiful connection.

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And the connection is as follows.

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As we've just heard in the penultimate Surah a verse of the section that we've covered so far, a lot sites and delighted Norway obeyed muscles words about not spending

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will Lavina Kowloon Allah, O Allah, Rasool. They are the ones that hypocrites and namely Abdullah ignore, even salute.

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They are the ones who do who say do not spend on those who are with the Messenger of Allah.

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hat die in football, until they disperse.

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This is deeply connected with the final part of the solar watt last panel, who were the Allah is telling us

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is that this is the thinking

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of the hypocrites of the moon.

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For the moon, after all, it's all about

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the show. It's all about show. It's all about cosmetics. It's all about appearance, it's all about what's apparent.

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their thinking, their perception, their belief, all of these things are very shallow, very superficial.

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They are not deep or profound in any way whatsoever. They only see the surface

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and nothing beyond it.

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Their thinking is so shallow and superficial. That their faith, their belief, their trust and confidence.

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All of this isn't just is just in wealth. They think everything is determined by wealth.

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They think the world runs on wealth, they think the universe runs on wealth. They think wealth is the only thing that makes a world go around, go round. They think that just as they believe only in wealth, everyone else believes in wealth and exactly the same.

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And this is why they thought that

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and in fact this is hypocrisy this. This is a trait of the monarchy or knots of the movement all

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that money will buy everything money will solve everything.

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Wealth doesn't solve everything. Wealth doesn't buy everything.

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And this is what they thought that oh, these Maharaja rune have come from Mecca to Medina. And they become a burden for as a problem for us. So the solution is simple. They, the Mahajan are refugees. They are hungry, thirsty, in need. They're in need of wealth in need of food in need of accommodation in need of help. They are refugees.

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So the solution is simple. We don't want them best way to expel them is to withhold money from them, withhold wealth from them, withhold food from them.

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And because they are they they thought that they are just as greedy,

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money oriented,

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wealth obsessed

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and lonely and as superficial as we are, the moment we hold withhold money from them.

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They'll go away

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leave the city, they'll disperse, they'll go elsewhere. They'll find money elsewhere, they'll look for money elsewhere. This is the shallow and superficial thinking of

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a munaf motto

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and what MIT doesn't believe in wealth, like I'm gonna affect us.

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And what men sees beyond wealth has a greater purpose

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and what men isn't bought and sold just by wealth

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and indeed the Sahaba of the Allah Who did they come to him with the info Munawwara and did they do Hijra for the sake of wealth? Far from it? They risked life and limb, they sacrifice families and their home city and their birthplace, and they sacrificed all of their wealth and undertook a hazardous long and arduous journey to Allah and as a result Sall Allahu alayhi wa sallam them out of pure sincerity.

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And this is why Rasool allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentions that

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well, we know of that famous hadith of Israel who later by Barbara de la one, the very first Hadith found in many introductions and books, and the very first Hadith or so he will have

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that deeds are only bind tension.

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So whoever's Hijra

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is to the world.

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Then, or to marriage, then indeed his hijra, is only to that, to which has emigrated, which speaks about sincerity of intention, and the reason it was so lost and Allah it was ALLAH mentioned these words about sincerity of intention and purity of motive, specifically about hijra, is at that time from the first year of Hijra all the way till the eighth field hijra, leading up to the conquest of Makoto Makoto Rama. The greatest act of worship in Islam was Hijra to Allah and is it a soul? So Lulu Haile

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and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was reminding them that even in this yes, it's dangerous, it's hazardous. Yeah, one undertakes great risks, but even in such a risky, long, hazardous, arduous journey, in which there wouldn't normally be any elements of insincerity.

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Even in that, review your intention be mindful of your sincerity and purity of motive and ensure that you only do Hijra for the sake of Allah. And is it a source of Allah Allah He was sent them. This is why when Akbar took Nabi my daughter, who was an unpretentiously and married virgin young lady, according some narration she was only 19 years of age. She traveled alone from Makkah through mocha Rama, after the Treaty of Arabia, to a Madina, Munawwara pursued by bounty hunters and members of her family who tried to capture her and bring her back home. She undertook the journey along from Makkah to macabre, eventually when she arrived and when Madina Munawwara

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even for her Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam by the instruction and Command of Allah. And that's the theme of sort of the moon, Diana, to interrogate these Maha Gera Mahabharat. These emigrant women, to ensure that they have not immigrated from ghetto Medina, for marriage or for dunya, or for any other purpose. So soon, allah sallallahu alayhi wa salam interrogated her, she was the first person to be interrogated. He interrogated. And he asked him many questions. Have you come for wealth? Have you come for dunya? Have you come for any other purpose? And then his final question to her was, have you only done Hijra and come from Mecca to Medina, out of the love of

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Allah and the love of Israel salts Allah Allah wa salam and she attested and confirm that and said yes. So that the Think of the MaHA Jude all of them what Menon was sublime was lofty, you went far beyond gold and silver, the Narrandera

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pounds and pennies because that is the state that is the thinking that is the belief that is a perception. That is the outlook that's a world view of a movement. But I'm gonna flip is cheap.

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And I'm gonna flip thinks it's all about the NA dyrham Gold, Silver, pounds and pennies. It's all about wealth.

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Wealth we buy everything wealth will solve

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everything. And that's why I'm delighted nobody even subtle said, Oh, these muhajir don't have become a burden on us. They are.

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Everyone thinks of the other as they think of themselves.

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With everyone's a mirror as we see others as we see ourselves

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it's remarkable. Those who are

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innocent

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and humble and soft and sensitive and good natured, well mannered,

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have good

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carrot,

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the soft demean

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those who are dignified people with these traits and qualities, for some reason, as part of their nature, they are trusting credulous and they believe everyone else to be just as they are.

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This is why unfortunately, they are often beguiled and deceived and taken for a ride and taken advantage of and exploit.

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Good guys come last.

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And, conversely, those who are a bit

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cynical,

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suspicious, doubtful, especially cynical, those who are malicious,

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though those who are exploitive,

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driven by greed,

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those who are insensitive.

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Those who are willing to trample on others.

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For some reason, they think the world is just like that. So they believe that they are sharks in a sea infested by sharks.

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And their motto, their attitude to life, their approach is

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Kill or be killed.

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That approach is you either devour or be devoured.

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We swimming with sharks. So it's dog eat dog world. It's a dog eat dog world, be ruthless, unforgiving, unrelenting.

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Because they see everyone as themselves,

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we hold others.

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We hold a mirror to ourselves, and we see everyone as being a mirror of ourselves. So the munaf thought these Mahajan will not just like us.

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It's a subconscious process. It's not like very deliberate and it's not a very deliberate and unconscious process that oh, they are just like us. And they think like us and their perception is like ours. No. It's just natural.

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Subconsciously, they believe naturally they believe that everyone is just like us. So it's simple. They become a burden on us stop spending on

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it's all about money, stop spending on them, if you stop spending on them because they are money driven, wealth driven, greedy, hungry, lonely, cheap.

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As soon as you stop spending on them, they'll go away, they'll disperse the lead Medina, they'll go elsewhere. They will follow the money.

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Then follow the food.

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They'll go for scraps.

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That was the thinking of Abdullah ignore even the civil

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and his henchmen of them when

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Allah subhanho wa taala. Allah ends that verse by saying what Allah has, in Samoa they will well I can and when I've been an I have gotten Unto Allah belong the treasures of the heavens and the earth. But the hypocrites do not since

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it's because their thinking is shallow.

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The Mothman

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their perception was far different. Their outlook was very different. Their gaze went beyond the wealth of the dunya their gaze was on Allah subhanho wa Taala and

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these are the traits of nofap and hypocrisy when it comes to wealth when it comes to the dunya and when it comes to

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the world, a worldview and Outlook This is why here Allah subhanho wa Taala continues that theme it's not a disconnect. It's not a sudden shift and change and transition from the topic of hypocrisy to charity and wealth. Now, last crown. last panel with Anna is tenders. Yeah, you Hello, Dina Amanullah, Tilikum wha wha Hola.

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Oh believers, let your think and let your perception let your worldview let you know

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outlook be that of believers of what mean on and lots of them on Earth.

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Do not think it's all about money and wealth.

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Because that's shallow.

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that arises from a lack of understanding just like them on earth, for whom I have a home they don't understand.

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So, realize that wealth, your riches, your dunya all of this is a test from Allah.

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And do not let these tests of children of wealth distract you diverge

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from the remembrance of a

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woman year further than IQ fall like a humble hearts and one on whoever does this. Ie whoever allows his children and his family

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or his wealth to divert him to distract him from the remembrance of Allah from the bother of Allah subhanho wa Taala from the earth then these are the losers.

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They are the true losers.

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They will suffer a great loss

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of mentioned in a series of talks for a few weeks on the topic of fitna what fit man means fit now simply means a test a trial

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and loss of how subhanho wa Taala either has told us in fact in the very next Surah after pseudoalteromonas

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Surah Taraba Allah subhanho wa Taala says yeah you have Medina almond in them in as well. Chicken what Oh ALLAH the Komodo we're looking for the room. We're in Darfur with the speaker with the fiddle for IN THE LOVE OF WATER rain in the modern world Acoma Hola, fitna Allah Endo, you're gonna Aleem Allah Ha, Mr. Thornton was smart rule three rule and people hate phosphoricum When we use the shorthand FC for all of us, Allah says or believes,

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indeed, of your spouses, and of your children.

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That are your enemies. I do welcome there are your enemies, Father rooms have failed them, be wary of them. Beware them.

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But we're in careful with us for all with us. But if you excuse

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and you overlook and you forgive, then indeed Allah, His most forgiving, Most Merciful. What does this mean? This is actually a reference according to many or limau

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again on the topic of Hijra

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that there were a number of Muslims who had embraced Islam from muckety muck in Marketo Makara. They wanted to do a Hijra like the others had done hijra, from Mecca to Medina and join us all allah sallallahu alayhi wa. However, pressures a family

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of spouses of children, prevented them from doing so. So their children stopped them, their wives or their husbands stopped them.

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As a result of which they relented, and they remained behind they didn't do the Hijra.

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But eventually they did later they arrived from within from when they arrived in Medina, belatedly, and they did Hijra at a later stage. And they saw how much they had missed. They saw how they had lost that. They saw that the other Mahajan had surpassed them, far exceed them, and had gone beyond in, in and then in knowledge and in religion. what did this do? This created bitterness in their hearts and resentment towards their own children and family members who were the cause of their delay and of their being kept behind and of their regression.

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They became embittered towards their own children and their own spasm because they held them responsible for their being held back in religion. They held them responsible for being prevented from doing Hijra earlier on, they held them responsible for the loss that they had suffered

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in knowledge and in religion,

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and of the company of assault allah sallallahu alayhi wa salam

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and some of them sought to discipline them or reprimand them punishing. So Allah subhanho wa taala, Allah said, and the meaning of they are your enemies not that they are

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Are your bitter sworn enemies? What a good way of understanding this versus Yeah, you have nothing in common or in the mean as well. And we're all the Komodo, we're looking for the room, that all believers indeed of your spouses and of your children are your enemies. A good way of understanding this is by adding the caveat your inadvertent enemies,

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your unwitting enemies, so they don't want to be your enemy.

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They don't hate you.

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Don't wish to harm you.

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But

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because of their naivety, because of their lack of understanding, because of their lack of faith, their lack of knowledge,

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their lack of religion,

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because of their differing and incorrect priorities,

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you will go along with them, you will relent to them, and you will suffer as a result.

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So

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they will cause you harm.

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Though there it's not their intention. That's the meaning of they are your enemies, your inadvertent your unwitting enemies further on. So be wary of them beware.

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And then Allah said, Fine, whatever has happened has happened. We're in therefore with the struggle with the federal now is not the time to punish them.

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Rather, if you excuse your overlook, can you forgive then indeed, Allah is Most forgiving, Most Merciful.

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Then Allah says in the next verse, this, these few verses are from the next Surah, after sort of, from what I've heard from sort of the labrum, that will believers indeed of your spouses and your children or your enemies, therefore beware of them. And if you excuse overlook and forgive, indeed, Allah is Most forgiving, Most Merciful. And then Allah says immediately in the modern world, looking what Allah fitna will love wearing the original Navin your wealth and your children are nothing but a test.

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And by law,

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and it is Allah by whom there is an immense reward. So, indeed, our wealth and our children are a test. So, let me speak of children first, because this is a lesser part of this section of sort of the more life on how our children are test exactly as Allah has said, inadvertently, unwittingly, without realizing, without intending to do so, they may be a hindrance and an obstacle and obstruction to your progress in the

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Subhan. Allah, when it comes to the dunya.

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If a person wants to study, gain a qualification, build a career

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earn money,

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no one

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thinks

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of giving their spouses their children priority. It's remarkable. So when it comes to dunya,

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time with children can be sacrificed.

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choices are made.

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And the person focuses on their education, their career, they're climbing the ladder, they're acquiring wealth.

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They're accumulating wealth,

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at the expense of the spouse of the family of the children.

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And though some people may complain, when it comes to the choice, people make the choice, my career or my children,

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my wealth, or my children, my job or my children, people make the choice. And most of the time we know who, where the choice lies. Is it with the family, the spouse and the children? Or is it with the with one's own personal accumulation of wealth and career and one's own seats.

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So

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even in dunya, we will not allow our children, our spouses, our wives, our husbands to become an obstacle, or a hindrance or an impediment to our progress.

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So then, the message of the Quran is, why and how would you allow your children and your spouses to be a hindrance and an obstacle in your relationship with Allah your create

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or in your progress

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in

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your own salvation, in your progress of the ACA, in your progress, not only

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Generally

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our wealth, our children are a test.

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Loss scramble with the Allah has given us these things wealth and children. But it's like someone being given something. So imagine it's a very crude examples. So please bear with me and forgive me. But imagine that someone gives us an item.

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And then they monitor us, they actually observe us from let's say, a team, a team of people, give us an item.

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And they tell us that we're giving you this, and then we're going to watch what you do with it, we're going to observe you, we're going to test you.

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So we receive the item. And then we are fully conscious, fully aware that they are monitoring, observing and watch us.

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How will we behave? We know it's a test.

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Allah subhanho wa taala, Allah has given us the dunya and everything that it contains. And then Allah subhanho wa taala, Allah is watching and observing us to see what we do and how we fare.

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If a team gives us something, and then tells us that we got we're watching you, we're observing you. And then we take the item and begin playing with it, the team will conclude this person is a child. That's what children do.

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Even when a group of adults give a child something, what did the child do? The child takes the item and becomes totally absorbed, fully engaged with the item, distracted, unaware oblivious to everything and everyone else becomes utterly obsessed. And we're not talking about an older child, we're talking about an infant. So it's almost as though the infant does not remember or does is it oblivious to the presence of a whole group of adults. And that toy, that item of interest,

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fully engaged, is fully engages and absorbs the child. And child is absorbed by it immersed in it

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totally diverted, totally distracted. But we expect that to have children, we find it cute.

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In an in an infant, we'd find that cute.

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If an older child did that we'd be concerned we would be concerned

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something very personal, but I remember my father Ashima hula, one of my younger brothers

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we

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the nurses,

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he went for these tests, as young children do know he was

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just over about three or just over three years old. My father

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went with him

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to the

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not the nursery, but to the clinic. Because they did all these tests, then

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there were standard tests.

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And this test was for hearing.

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So I went as a translator, for my father was a child, but am I yet one of my younger brothers. I still remember he, he was given these toys as part of the test. And then the nurses would give the toys and then they go around in different parts of the room. And they clap. They call out the name. They try to get the child's attention. And children normally turn around and look. This younger brother of mine at that time, he was utterly obsessed with all the toys. He wouldn't turn around. He just wouldn't listen. I do not lie. There's in front of the Quran.

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The nurses suspected that his death

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and that's what they related to us. And it was it was a matter of concern. They had to repeat the tests because he just wasn't listening to anyone. He was totally absorbed, wasn't paying any attention. And my father used to forever laugh about this, because it initially caused him great concern as well. But he knew that he wasn't the case. But

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he feared that maybe there is some truth to what they are saying because you may not be entirely deaf but partially deaf Subhan Allah so but forever afterwards, he's

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To remember this fondly, and always smile and laugh about it. But there we are. So, in a younger child in an infant, we'd find that cute in an older child, it'd be of concern.

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In a teenager, we'd be very worried.

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And if he was an adult, would send him to the hospital

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and the one that gives you a checkup from the neck up, not below, so not not have any physical illness, but for a mental illness. If a chat if an adult's behaved like that, where they took an item despite knowing and being told that you are being observed, monitored and watched, and this is a test, they lost sight of that and became distracted by this item, and allowed it to become the thing of play in jest. And became totally absorbed in it immersed in it oblivious to anything and anyone else, then that would be a question of their mental health.

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But this is it, this is where we are. Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah has given us the dunya This is why in a hadith Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam listen to the words in he says in the dunya hornwort Mahavira were in Allah Homestuck lymphokine V ha for yonder okay for dharma room, indeed the world. Indeed the dunya is hung up on Hadera sweets and lush

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we're in the LA hummus stuff live comfy her and indeed Allah is deputizing you meaning making you a sovereign there in IE we live in the world we command and control much of the world around us. So why has Allah given us the dunya? And why has he given us control there in Fayoum verrucae for thermal room, then he observes and watches what you do.

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Allah has given us the dunya and Allah is watching us, observing us, monitoring us. Like a child is monitored. What are you doing? This is a test Allah has given us children. Our children are a test. Our spouses are a test our families our test.

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam

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he was giving your hotbar

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and Hassan and Hussein with the Allahumma his grandchildren came running in the masjid wearing red shirts, over shirts, to little grandsons, running stumbling falling over themselves towards a member Rasul Allah salAllahu Alaihe. Salam stopped, his hookah descended, and in front of the entire congregation sees both Hassan and Hussein are the Allahu Anhu Omar and lifted them up onto into his lap and sat there. Then he said,

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Verily, Allah has spoken the truth in Nama and we're looking what hola fitna that your children and your wealth. And your children are nothing but a test. He said, I was giving the hotbar and when I saw these two grandchildren of mine, I could not help but stop my hotbar and come down and grab them.

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In the mountain wild of course that allowed them fit

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your wealth, your annual children are nothing but a fitna. So children are a test. Allah says O believers do not allow your

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children to distract you and divert you from the remembrance of Allah.

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So in that verse of surah Taha, what does Allah say in the mind, we're looking for Allah in fitna your wealth and your children are nothing but the test will long waiting the WHOdrug Marlene and Allah by him is the great reward that Allah has the bottom. Therefore, be wary of Allah as much as you can was smart rule worldly rule and listen to Allah and obey. What am the fipple and spend Hayden

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pay them the emphasis span This is far better for you for your souls. Woman You Akasha Hanif say, for Hola, como Flareon. And whoever is protected from the greed and avarice of a soul than these are the ones who are successful.

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So roughly whom who are the successful ones, the ones who spend

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and who are the losers. Allah says here in Salt among African, those who allow themselves to be distracted by their wealth and by their children.

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You see,

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we have to adjust

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Have a think this is the reality.

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When Allah says these are the losers,

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and Allah says those who spend are the successful ones, we shouldn't just read and pass by, we should try to really absorb this message.

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It's about that same outlook, the world view. What guides us what drives us?

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The truth is our thinking.

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Allah has given us brains. Law has given us minds on we see, and we think, but you know, what?

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If you buy

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any to

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look, smartphones,

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smartphones are very advanced.

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And they have simple thing on them a compass.

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But the first time you use a compass, and not just the first time, but very frequently on a smartphone, what does it tell you to do? Do you just pull out the phone,

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open up the compass, and then accept whatever direction it's showing you? Do you know, what do you do? It tells you you wave it about in eighths, you calibrate it, you adjust it. If you don't calibrate your compass on your phone, it will still show you all the directions. But they'll be totally out of whack. Whack out award. So it's functioning, it's working. It's not calibrated.

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So it tells you go through all these fancy motions. In order to calibrate your instrument, you need to do that with

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spirit levels you need to do with digital items. In fact, many of these health monitors,

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they go out of sync very quickly. So medical companies actually tell you that return them these machines and these medical instruments, blood pressure monitors, blood glucose monitors, and various other things to be recalibrated by the company.

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Because they continue to work, the spirit levels will continue to work, the compasses will continue to work. They'll give you all the readings. The monitors will continue to work, they'll give you all the readings and everything appears to be fine. But the experts tell you the manufacturer is telling you, they do you know what, although it appears to be fine, you have to calibrate it at its first use, and you have to frequently recalibrate it. Otherwise, despite everything appearing to be fine, it will give you wrong reading.

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The readings will be wrong. North will be south and south will be North

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100 will actually be 140.

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You have to recalibrate these high precision instruments. They'll give you readings but they'll be wrong. So the manufacturers tell you calibrate them, recalibrate and don't try to do it yourselves, send them back to this will recalibrate them for you. Allah Our Creator has given his mind has given us brains has given us sight and vision. But Allah Subhana Allah has also told us calibrate your vision, calibrate your mind, calibrate your brains calibrate your thinking. So we do see things of course we see things, but our vision is distorted. We understand things but our understanding is distorted if it's not calibrated.

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So we have to adjust our thinking we have to recalibrate according to the measure of Allah subhanho wa taala. When we recalibrate our thinking to the measure of Allah, then we will see light for light, darkness for darkness, truth for truth, how to help for up and about and

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we will see

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success for success and loss for loss. Right now, without that calibration. We see success where there is loss and we see lost WebEx.

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And let me give you some examples. So here Allah says, Whoever allows himself to be distracted by his wife and his children. For all go home well, these are all like a humble house and only these are the ones who are losers in solo tota Robin as elsewhere Allah says when when you say for

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those who spend and put on are protected from the greed of their soul. These are the ones who are so

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Successful it's sad but do we see success in these things? No of course we don't do we see success in Salah no we don't five times a day we hear hear other Salah hang out and fella Come to success do we see for now in Salah no we don't

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do we see

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wealth in giving?

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No.

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We think that if you give you lose

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and if you take you gain

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Riba means we know that Riba means interest usury.

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What's the original meaning of Reba. Reba interest? Usury in Arabic is the Riba? What's the original meaning of robber Raba uribl means to flourish, it means to grow simply means to grow.

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So you put 100 pounds in an interest bearing account.

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Over time, if it's 5% per annum, it becomes 105 pounds. So the 100 pounds have grown to 105 that extra five that growth is known as the rubber.

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That's the rubber. So Allah subhanahu wata, Allah says in the verse of the Quran, whatever you place of your wealth with the people

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so that it may grow. For now a year ago, we're in the law, it does not grow with Allah.

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Wilma Arteta Menza Curt into the Luna wedge Allah for Allah eco Holman Madera, foon. But whatever Zakah you give seeking the countenance of Allah, then these are the ones who actually multiply that wealth.

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So we see riba where there is no growth

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in reality,

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and we see loss, where there is actual rebirth and growth.

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So we need to calibrate and adjust our thinking. We see loss where there is success, and we see success where there is loss for us. Subhan Allah, our losers are winners with Allah.

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And our winners or losers by Allah.

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The word loser in the English language someone says he's a loser. She's a loser. You're a loser. It's an insult. What does the word loser mean? You're a loser. You worthless.

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Now, friends, no worth no value. No recognition. You're unwanted. You're lonely.

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You're unpopular.

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Is so unpopular. No one likes you. Hey, even I don't like you. You're a loser.

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Allahu Akbar, a sort allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,

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there are many

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who are disheveled and unkempt, driven away from the doors.

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But if they were to swear in the name of Allah, Allah would not allow their oath to go unfulfilled.

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They are beloved to

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our losers or winners with Allah and I will winners

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or losers, by

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truly.

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We think winning is

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hitting the jackpot, getting a good job.

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Having a good car, a good home, lots of money. That's women.

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Allahu Akbar. If that is winning, do you think Allah's prophets alayhi wa salatu salam lost?

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If that's women, did the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam lose?

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If that's winning? Did the Mahajan Sahaba or the Allah who sat in the sofa? And who shed tears and for whom and with whom Rasul allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam shed tears were they losers?

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We need to calibrate our thinking when we do it. We will see loss for loss and successful success and winning for winning.

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It's an everything

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we really have right now. Our compass is North when it should be so much showing south.

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We need to calibrate our thinking 180 degrees.

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Imam humbling Imam Timothy and others relate to Hadith when it shuttled the Allahu anha

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she said once

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A goat was slaughtered.

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And

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it was distributed its meat was distributed to the needy and the poor in the way of Allah. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to how our Asia how much of it is left?

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So many unerring shadow the Lavon has said Dr. Rasool Allah,

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all of its has gone and none of it is left except shoulder

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except the shoulder of the goats because all of its had been distributed except the shoulder so the shoulder remained.

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So she said, yeah rasool Allah all of it has gone and the only thing that remains is the shoulder. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said no Isha, all of its remains except the shoulder.

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Or all of it remains except the shoulder, meaning man in the commune for the Omar in the law, he bark, as Allah says, That which is with you will perish and that witches with Allah is everlasting.

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We need to calibrate our thinking.

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Our thinking is not what hola and is it a social Allahu alayhi wa salam wanted it to be who is a champion amongst us.

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The big, hefty, well built guy who floors others who beats others who thumped some pounds overs. He is the champion,

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undisputed champion, sort of lost the love it was set themselves in a hadith led by Mahatma Muslim warrior or the Allah and Imam Malik. Lisa should either be surah in the machete dilithium liquid of circle and the hottap the champion isn't one who floors others excessively and repeatedly. The champion is one who controls himself at the time of anger.

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That's not who we consider a champion. A champion is one who rages and vents his anger on everyone else. Rasul allah sallallahu sallam said he's no champion.

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The champion is one who beats himself who beats a soul

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who overcomes and controls his soul. He's the champion.

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Not others

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are losers or winners by Allah and our winners or losers in the sight of Allah.

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Ma Muslim Rahmatullah Haley

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In fact, in another Hadith, again related bamboo Hardyman Muslim from a war era called the Allah and famous Hadith Lacell. Athena and Kathie Lee out of wedlock in the Lavina Vinum neffs.

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Richness wealth

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is not from excessive goods and possessions.

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Wealth is a wealth of the soul.

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Rather wealth is a wealth of the soul. When a person is content with what loss countable data has given him or her

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and is satisfied with that distribution of Allah. That is richness. That is wealth.

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Wealth is not the wealth of the hands. Wealth is a wealth of the soul. These are the words of Rasul Allah so Allah Almighty,

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who's the penniless one Imam Muslim Rahmatullah relates in assigning and so to others, at the root level mirthless.

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Do you know who is the penniless one?

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And Penny This is a very precise translation of mouthless

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because for those of you who study Arabic or whatnot, most you What's the meaning of mirthless fills? Means a piece of a coin or a coin fills actually means a penny, a cent?

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A coin or parts of a coin that's the meaning of Phil's flus Phil says the singular of fluids we all know what fluids mean, what is flus me? It's a plural of money. It means many bits. It's not singular to plural, means coins, flutes, and flus is the plural of fills.

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Fills is a penny or a cent, or a coin and follows me and cents, pennies coins plural. So mufflers comes from Phil's. So if mufflers comes from Phil's surely mufflers means the one who has lots of coins now, one of the costs a yard of a firearm is Dom meaning you missing it. So unlawfulness is someone who misses even up

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Na.

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Amorphous is someone who doesn't even have a Fildes. Forgetful loose, who doesn't even have a single Fildes that's the meaning of mufflers. That's why the precise translation is who is the penniless mouthless? Who's a panelist one somewhat long amongst you.

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So, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to this habit of the Allah, who whose opinion is one amongst you, do you know the penniless one is? So the Sahaba and move to Safina Mala Mala who are the Muslims amongst us is one who has no data him and no matter no possessions, no goods not

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the prophets of Allah Almighty Muslims and the mouthless the pendant is one of my Ema is one will come on yami will come with excessive salah, fasting see Yamanaka but he will come having

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verbally abused this person accused that person unlawfully

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appropriated the wealth of that person having hid this person.

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So then, their the their good deeds, his good deeds will be taken from him and given to them given to them all the wronged ones, until when his good deeds expire and the account still hasn't been settled, then their sins will be taken from them and placed on his shoulders, and eventually he will be taken away by the angels for punishment.

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So he came with a lot, but ended up with nothing.

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So according to Allah and his son Allahu Allah who sent them, the pen in this one isn't someone who has no pennies to his name, and no goods and possessions. The pendulous one is one who has no Amylin no deed to his name.

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So have you heard the Allahu Anhu was martyred by the Quraysh what was his final words first the water bill karega I have one by the Lord of the

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our winners or losers by Allah Our losers are winners by Allah.

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So whoever allows himself to be distracted by his wealth and his children formula, it go home we'll pass it on. These are the ones who are losers. Then sort of last last panel hall with the ad says

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one football models are gonna come and spend of that which we have given you and provided for spin.

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Be givers to not be takers. Similarly, our thinking needs to be calibrated. We think that when we take we are takers

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but it's it's the opposite. When we take we are givers.

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And when we give we are takers. Meaning if you want something, if you really want something, then give Allah subhanho wa Taala will give you

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if you take it for yourself, you'll only end up giving away everything

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if not in the dunya than in

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so we think

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giving is giving and taking is taking no in reality, our giving is taking

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I you give and you will take a lot from

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you take from the people and you're giving the people a lot of your own deeds and have your own wealth. Spend what I'm filming Marzec now spend.

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We don't realize this now

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we don't realize when it's too late.

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That's why Allah wounds us spend of what We have given you probably a yet the

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this is related to Pseudomonas.

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Why? Because HIPAA,

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our vision, our worldview, our outlook, our understanding of wealth should be that often won't want me nor not them on Earth.

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Our thinking shouldn't be superficial and shallow as it was of that.

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miserliness

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is a trait of hypocrisy. And what men is

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free like the wind,

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like the free blowing wind, I mean spends and what men shares and what men gives without reservation

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and with content,

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and it's a good way to be.

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In fact, scientists have proven psychologists and scientists giving

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makes you happy.

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Giving gives you satisfaction. Sharing makes you happy. It gives you a sense of fulfillment, contentment and satisfaction. It's good for your mental and emotional health. Genuinely those who give and who share, they are actually very happy.

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If not all the time, it makes them happy enough for much of the time.

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It really does.

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Volunteering, assisting, helping, creates happens.

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stinginess creates misery. miserliness creates misery. It really does. It creates paranoia.

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It's detrimental to one's mental health and emotional health. It makes person bitter.

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Mr. Scrooge.

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True.

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Last town hall with the owner says gift

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giving is a trait of a MOTM. In hoarding.

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Accumulating,

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penny pinching, counting one's coins,

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holding one's wealth, and

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clinging on to one's wealth.

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Being tight fisted and miserly and stingy

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is a trait of hypocrisy. Bonnel is a traits of hypocrisy That's why Allah said earlier when we use a shorthand if say, folder icon with a balloon Surah to the robin, in the verse quoted earlier, whether it's protected from the greed of his soul, these are the ones who are successful.

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So Allah says spend and

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before death comes upon,

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because what happens when death comes upon you, right at the last minute?

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Law lava, that's when a person realizes or begins to realize that it's getting late now it's too late.

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Is there anything I could do?

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So Allah, the truth is we we hold all this wealth, because we fear poverty, one, two.

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We never, this may sound morbid.

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Speaking of Death, death is a reality it could happen to anyone at any time.

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In fact, it will happen to everyone, but it could happen anytime you can't be planned.

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Can't be planned.

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And

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most people put off and defer thinking about death.

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And we live merrily and happily, in a deluded state. Acting and living as though death will never touch us. What if it does? You know, most likely when I'm 120 130

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Could happen anytime.

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So before death comes upon one of you spend all the way spend of what We have given you because your wealth is a test.

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And that's why in the Hadith later bamboo Hardyman Muslim and others from aboard a rattle the Allahu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked, Are you set up at the Alamo? Which sadaqa with charity is of the greatest reward. So the prophets and the love it who sent his reply was and the sub duck won the Saheeh Shahe

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the best and most rewarding of charity is that you give in charity once you are healthy.

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And once you are greed

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whilst you fear poverty and you hope for riches

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what does that mean? It means that it's human nature that as we are young and healthy.

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We want to earn and we have dreams. So once a year that you give in charity now as you are healthy, we're healthy inshallah. We can use that wealth we can eat, we can drink.

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We can enjoy ourselves with that wealth. So are we healthy enough to do so? Sure. He was still greedy and

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If we still have a lot of ambition and hope you don't want to go for a holiday, you possess this own that have this house that

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an extremely old purse.

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What desire does that old person have? Their body doesn't support their desires, they are unable to fulfill their ambitions.

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Do you think an 80 year old old 80 year old man? Well, not at maybe you say 9095 year old man who's frail and weak. He wants to be whizzing around in a sports car at that age.

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Maybe he wants to go mountain climbing.

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Do you think a 95 year old man dreams of holidaying every year in the Seychelles?

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And enjoying himself going scuba diving and swimming

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is neither healthy.

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Nor does he have these ambitions or desires.

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In fact, there's been stories. There's this one old man from India walks with a hunchback. extremely old people dispute his claims that he claims to be well over 100 Very, very old. He claims to have great great, great grandchildren.

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But these claims on that Farfetch, I've told you before I met

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I visited India

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in 1992. And I met

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a few generations of a single family. So my host was a scholar.

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And he had I met his children, his sons and I met his grandchildren. So the Met the grandchildren of the indulgent youngest generation, their parents, his children, and he was my host. He was in his 60s at the time.

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And that is, in fact, older. So I saw him his children and his grandchildren. After Asel. He took me to see his father, who was working in the fields monitoring.

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The farmers he was he was working in the fields, and he was monitoring the other workers. And then after Isha after McCullum, Salah, he took me to his grandfather, and his remarkable he's a grandfather himself. And we went and we sat down. And the grandfather, well, when I went, I never knew you never told me I'm taking you to after so we were walking in the farm was beautiful scene after just before sunset, and

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nature. And we were taking a walk through the fields. And there was an old man sitting with the staff on a chair.

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And he took me up to him and he said, meet my father. And then after Murray, he took us without mentioning anything, and went into the courtyard of the house. And there was an old man lying down on the bed. And when he saw us, he sat up bolt upright. He had an imam or a turban next to him on the right. He put that on his head, and he swung his legs over the balance.

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And he sat up.

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And then this scholar along with us, he went and humbly sat down on his knees.

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And he said that he said grandfather, these are our guests, and then he introduced me.

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He said this is my grandfather.

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And his grandfather was happy chirping away talking, reciting poetry. And in fact, he wouldn't stop until he was a fan of Isha salah. And then he said to his grandfather, he said The other issue as far as I know, we have to go. So he said, Fine, he met his took off his mama, put it back, swung his legs onto the bung and lay down again. And two years later, in 1994, we received a letter from the same scholar who informed us that my grandfather has sadly passed away at the age of 132.

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That means when I met him, it was 130.

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I met

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five generations

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in one day.

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So some of these stories aren't that far fetched. But this old man, it said of him, he walks around with a hunchback and he claims to be extremely old. And they interviewed him and he kept on repeating one thing I'm sick and tired of like I want to die.

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I don't I don't have any desire to live any longer. I wish to die. One of the famous Arab poets

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One of whose poems was hung on the gala. The famous seven ODEs, one of the more I look out to Sabra, one of his couple hats is sitting to the curry for hire the woman, yes, the money and Holden says me, I have become frustrated with the burdens of life and whoever lives to 80 years of age will most assuredly become exasperate

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and frustrated.

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We live till the age of 80. So when you grow extremely old, you don't have that desire. Some people want to die, they've got nothing to live for. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the best sadaqa is that that you give in charity when you are healthy, and not just healthy but you are greedy, you still want to learn that you still want to earn you still want to live you still want to enjoy you still does show Linna reduction factor with that model then are you still fear poverty, and you still have hope for acquiring riches. This is the best time to give in charity. Not the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that you delay giving in charity had the ability

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until the soul is about to depart, and it rises just before death, and it reaches the neck and the throat. And then when your soul is about to depart a you on your deathbed, you begin to say this is for fuller. And this is for former meaning this wealth is for that person, this wealth is for that person and the prophets and the love wisdom. Enza Hadith and the words look at Canary Falon when it had already become for that person, ie you just looking after it.

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It doesn't belong to you. You've got a million pounds in your account. That million does not belong to you by the words of ALLAH and his little salt Allah it was salam, they do not belong to you.

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You are merely its guardian. You have going Why are you turning white? You are losing your sleep. You are suffering heartburn and possibly a heart attack because of that wealth.

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You are suffering, the radiation of that wealth.

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You are suffering the radioactive effects of that wealth but it's not yours because it's not for you to enjoy it's not for you to eat. That's why I sort of lost the love and you send them says in that hadith later Brambilla hadn't shipped here will the Allah or and and Abu Huraira heard the Allahu and recorded by Muslim ministry that wealth is only a three commons that belongs to you.

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In the Hadith, Abdullah Hamza Shaheed yaku

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all well look at them in Malik getting them out of NATO in the midst of a blade of the seductive unbanked.

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That man keeps on saying son of Adam keeps on saying my money, my money, my wealth, my wealth, prophets of Allah Islam said oh son of Adam, do you have any wealth except that which you've eaten and cause to perish or that which you've worn and worn out or that which You have given in charity and therefore center head for yourself?

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And in the Hadith, I'm Rahul, the Allahu Allah and your poodle Abdul Malik Imani in no matter who Maliki Santa Monica AFNOR

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Olivia suffer Allah O Akbar FAAC Donna Wilma sua adic for whoever he won with article in us. Man, the servant of Allah keeps him saying my money, my money, my wealth, my wealth, and of his wealth, he has only three things that belong to him, that which he has eaten therefore cause to perish, consumed and perished.

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Or that which He has worn and worn out, or that which He has given a in the way of Allah and therefore hoarded a treasure in his account by Allah, apart from these three, whatever wealth there is, he is about to go and leave that wealth for the others, to what we have doesn't belong to us. We're only looking after it for others. So wouldn't you rather use it for yourself? There's only so much you can eat. There's only so much you can wear.

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So the third limitless account or spending for yourself is by giving in the way of Allah.

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That's why Allah azza wa jal says spend of that which we have given. And this is truly related to hypocrisy in another verse of the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says, Amin manera de la Helene dynamin fatherly, then a sadaqa with an akuna mina Saudi theme for the mother and father Buffy will be here but all of whom are doing for Apple who knew Falcon people will be him ADA Yomi, Ilona Halophila, whom I do, how can we actually boon and of those ie the hypocrites there are those who promised Allah and pledged to him that if Allah will give us of his wealth, we will surely give in charity and we will surely be of the pious, what does Allah say here? Give before give of what We

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have given you, before death comes upon you and then at the time of

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If one of you says, Oh my Lord, give me some respite and delay me a little so that I may do what for a sub Duck WHAT A comin Assad Hain so that I'm a given charity and I may be of the pious that's exactly what the other said. So what did they do when Allah didn't give them wealth? They were stingy, tight fisted and miserly. So Allah says they were guilty of bottle meaning miserliness tight festiveness. So Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says of them, for at the bottom, the Falcon fuel will be hidden as a punishment of their stinginess. Allah subhanho wa taala. Allah bred hypocrisy in their hearts, hypocrisy which will last until you're clear.

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So what is related to hypocrisy? What is a trait of hypocrisy stinginess, it's not the characteristic of a mob. So Allah suspend that which we have given you, before death comes upon one of you. And then at the time of death, one of you says, Oh, my Lord, if only you would give me some respite and delay for a short time for a quick while, so that I'm a given charity and I may be of the pious but that will be too late. Allah says in surah by saying when you hit a low enough send either a juluca Allah or from your mama damage on Allah will never delay the appointed time of a soul when it arrives, and Allah is well aware of what you are doing. So although the surah ends with

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the topic of wealth and spending in the way of Allah, it's deeply connected with NIFA and hypocrisy for the simple reason that the outlook of a Munna fit of a hypocrites is that wealth buys everything wealth solves everything. one's belief and trust and confidence are reposed in wealth. And conversely, men and women's outlook is very different. And what men isn't just about show it's not just about cosmetics or the veneer and the film and the appearance and it's not just about gold and silver and all that glitters and what men sees beyond that, and and what men earns wealth, truly, but earns it to share and and what man spends of that which Allah has given him or her realizing

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that this is a test from lots see what I do. And I'm what man is merely the guardian. Because there's only so much more than any human being can eat and drink and where

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and truly spend, that spending should be in the way of Allah so that the person can still accumulate that reward in his or her own account.

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And to Allah belongs the treasures of the heavens and the earth but the hypocrites do not understand as in swordsman iPhone itself. I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala enables us to understand, may Allah make us amongst those who adopt the traits and the characteristics of iman? May Allah protect us from the ill traits of an ephah hypocrisy and the winner for all the hypocrites? May Allah make as charitable May Allah make us amongst those who share of their wealth, who give freely of their wealth? What's Allah was Salam o Allah Abdullah, he was a soldier and a Vietnam human.

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