The Lure of Shaytan & the Promise of Allah
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threatens you with poverty
promises you forgiveness from himself and grace.
And Allah has bound for all knowing
this particular verse is originally in the context of charity
but the meaning isn't the meaning and the message aren't restricted to just charity.
In the context of charity,
last parameter Allah tells us of a reality that affects all of us and which prevents us from spending in charity and giving in the way of a law and becoming so deeply attached to wealth
a reality of life
prior to the scriveners last panel with Allah says yeah, you're Latina Armando and filming the bathroom on
my fridge. Now the criminal would be coming from all over less than the AFI He told me to widen the law, honey honey shaytani R.
Law says all believers spend of the pure things
of which you have earned.
And of what of that which we have extracted for you from the earth
and do not aim
for the worst they're off.
Such that you would spend it, but you would not take it
without closing your eyes to
and know that Allah is
full of praise
a sheep only at the moment. And then the next verse that the devil threatens you with poverty and instructs you to indices
and alarm promises forgiveness from himself and band and allow his most bands for full of knowledge.
Then Allah also saves you Romania sha Allah grants wisdom to whomever he wishes, will meet them hickmott udia Hayden Cathedral and whoever is given wisdom,
then indeed he has been given great good
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a nun take heat except those who possess intelligence.
This is a complete set of verses and they come towards the end or in total
The final fifth of the longest sort of, of the order and sort of the bacara. And this final fifth of sort of the bacara
concerns itself with a wealth,
wealth, it's reality, man's attachment to wealth, his relationship with wealth, his reluctance to spend, and most importantly, the virtue of spending in the way of a law and giving in charity. So it's in the context of these verses, in general, in the fifth final, fifth sort of era. And in the context of these few verses, which I've just recited, that Allah informs us of this reality is shaped one way the common folk, we are mortal Campbell fascia are largely a dogma for the men who are further, that shade lamb threatens you with poverty and instructs you to indecency, and love promises you forgiveness and bounty and grace. And this is the topic of today's talk in sha Allah,
the promise of Allah and the promise of shape.
This is the reality of life in the dunya.
so much of what we do, if not everything
in the hope
or in exchange
we buy and sell
in exchange of promises.
sells his goods,
against the promise of receiving money in return, and with the expectation of receiving money in return.
And the buyer purchases the goods, with the expectations with the expectation sorry, a buyer purchases a good and offers the money and payments with the expectation of goods in return. And
against a promise given by the set.
We enter into contracts, interpersonal relationships, friendships, into employment,
even in marriage, all with
a promise and an expectation.
Everyone expects something from the other and everyone makes a promise to the
husband and wife exchange that
promising so much to each other at the time of marriage, and along with their promises, what's giving a promise. The other part the promising party expects promises in return and expect the fulfillment of those promises. So these two things, promises and expectations given almost all of ality
and this is no different
with our in our dealings with Allah as well as the shape
the last panel with the founder has promised us so much we believe because Allah has promised us
so much in return.
And one of the angles which we have been taught and which we already saw
is that last panel with Allah tells us part of a longer one
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that, Oh our Lord indeed. We heard a call
calling out to
that believe in your Lord.
So our Lord we have believed or been fulfilled and so forgive us our sins, what God fearing mercy and shed our evil deeds from us. What the Waffen Mr. algebra and except as in depth amongst the pies with the pious and then Robin our art in Mr. Act and
the Oh Lord grant is what you have promised to us through your messages.
What are the disgraces on the Day of Resurrection? So this verse makes it very clear that we have heard the call of the messenger to faith, we have believed we have believed in expectation of the promise of a law being fulfilled.
And we actually say it oh I will old we have believed. So forgive us our sins shed from us our misdeeds and grantors what you have promised us through your
messages have been our earth in Mr. Wagner.
So even in our relationship with a law, much Givens that relationship sorry, what Givens that relationship is the promise of.
Now Allah has made many promises
and shavonne has made many promises.
And these are covered in the long before shavon made a promise to Allah.
Allah habima of waiting.
He said, Oh Allah, oh my lord, just as you have led me astray.
Or then they'll have him set up.
I will surely sit
on the straight path before
from Malathion, hoomin Bane ad himself, Imani Martin Shama ilium.
Misha clean, and then I will surely come to them
from in front, from behind, from their right hand side from their left left hand side.
And then you will surely find many of most of them.
Not being grateful.
So shavon made that promise.
And in another verse,
it's even more explicit, what are the hidden them and everybody can see them?
Oh, my Lord, I will surely take
from your sermons.
A fixed share, meaning, some of your sermons sermons will be mine, I will claim them I will claim a fixture of your servants
while it will dim the non white woman the unknown what I am or unknown.
And when I've translated all of these verses with the emphasis, that I will surely I will most assuredly, I will definitely. This isn't an embellishment in language on my part, this is the this is the actual translation of the verses, the syntax and the format of these verses. Every one of them is with emphasis. with emphasis, he said to Allah will amend me in what I am run,
he says, and I will most assuredly misguide them,
and I will most assuredly give them false hope. Give them a hope.
And I will most assuredly instruct. And then repeat again in in the verse
and then again.
And the last panel with Allah says of him, yet more human me him, will make the whole machine in law her aura that she bond promises
and gives them hope.
But in reality, she bond does not promise them anything except
our whole life is about promises and expectations.
So what are these promises that shade bond gives us and what are these hopes and dreams, that shape bond feeds,
The love of the dunya the love of wealth, the belief that we are only for this world,
that there is nothing beyond
attachment to this world.
The false promise and the false hope, of riches of wealth,
and not just riches and wealth, but also of peace, of joy, of happiness, of tranquility, which we all seek.
shavon gives us the false hope that we will discover this joy, this Felicity, this bliss, this happiness,
this tranquility, in many different things, whether it's in
food, drink substances, in most importantly in relationships, in wealth, in possessions, in goods, in belongings, in assets, in money,
in fame and prestige.
Regardless of where and when she promises all of these things to us.
It's a deception.
And that's why a lot he said to Allah, I will most assuredly lead them astray, I will most assuredly give them hope. I will most assuredly instruct them, then they will disobey Allah commit sins, it's a longer verse, Then at the end of it, Allah says, Yeah,
he promises them. And he feeds them hubs. Well, my God, the whole shape.
And shape, Bond does not promise them anything except
we are surrounded by the promise of Allah and by the promise of shape.
And shavon doesn't just promises he actually threatens us. He feeds us, he fills us with fear. And that's what that verse tells us, a shape or a document. shape on threatens you with poverty.
This is what drives desire. This is what drives greed.
This is what drives anger,
the fear of loss.
We are not content within a food and drink and shelter and clothing for today and for tomorrow.
But we are filled with this fear
that at some given point in the future,
I will be lacking these things, I will lose these things.
two things thwart that possibility of great loss later.
We wish to fill our coffers right now, with enough that even if we did suffer a loss, we would be left with sufficient possessions to compensate for that loss. It's that fear of loss. It's that fear of poverty, which drives us.
That's what feeds greed.
And compare us to the animals.
We say of animals, that animals have this basic instinct of survival.
But in order to survive, animals will do anything and that they lack our intelligence, they lack our foresight. They lack our perception. They lack our planet.
And the animals are dumb brutes beasts that lift for the day and never think or cannot think beyond.
But there's a downside to that as well. There's a flip side to that. And that flip side is we are also filled with greed and ambition.
may not have that perception and that farsightedness and that foresight, but they also lack this terrible quality of shock of green
and animal takes as much as it needs
nothing beyond man
in his greed, the sum and this is why the last panel with data say he's a sheep one common factor where McConville Thrasher, that shade bomb threatens you with * with poverty and instructs you to indecency, and the two are connected. That's why in a number of Hadith prophets, Allah La vida Muslims explained in one of the essays yeah bhamashah
that beware of greed, beware of Avarice. And then he goes on to explain in the Hadith, that it's this greed it's this avarice, which destroy those who came before you. Greed led them to shedding Egypt's blood, greed, this is the
meaning of mobile money. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says it was greed, which incited them to murder shedding blood. It was greed, which incited them to commit an open sins. It was greed, which led them to commit in this since committing that sin. And this is exactly what this verse says. The two are not unconnected, when she bomb threatens us with poverty, in our pursuit of wealth, of the accumulation of wealth,
end up committing sin, major and minor. And not only that, in our pursuit of wealth,
in our lavish pursuit of wealth, in our greed, we ended up developing a character which is filled with corruption and indecency. So that even if we do not need to commit a wrong, we will still commit it anyway because it's now become part of the luxury of our cat.
Power corrupts carrot. The two go hand in hand. This is why, even the God of poverty lately relates a beautiful, beautiful narration
from Adobe who says that I was performing tawaf around the gamba,
when I heard the men
constantly reciting wonder
when a person is in them above is around the garba.
And praying to Allah, that is a time a place and occasion for the acceptance of one's doll, one chooses and selects one's the law
during the law for even whilst just standing near the gamma, or sitting near the gamma and engaged in any act of worship.
So he says, whilst I was doing barf, I heard someone constantly making wonder repeatedly, he would make no other door I just wonder, and that was a llama finish Hennessy will save me from the greed of my soul.
All have saved me from the greed of my soul, I will have saved me from the greed of myself.
She says, When I drew closer, lo and behold, the person making this there was none other than the companion of Rasulullah sallallahu it who seldom Adorama it now for the
Atlantic now for the alarm, or simply reciting this wonder are repeatedly alarm opinion. And I've seen a lot of Vinny shun FC, or LA save me from the greed of my soul, or love, protect me from the greed of my soul. So I said to him, Why do you make only this $1. So he said, If law saves me and protects me from the greed of my soul, then Allah will save me from committing this sin and that sin and this sin and that sin, and then he listed a number of sins.
And that's exactly what this verse tells us. greed. This is what this habit of the alarm learns from the sort of loss and alarm and ego signal
that protect yourselves.
We were from and beware of greed, shock,
because it's greed, which destroyed the nations that came before. Its greed, which incited them to committing sins, and got a motive now for the alarm and near the garba, repeatedly only made this dawn.
And his explanation was that if Allah saves me from greed, greed will then allow will then save me from committing this sin and that sin, this sin, and that's it. And that's exactly what this first hole says. That shavon threatens you with poverty, we are more open with Russia and instructs you to indecent corruption, sit, the two go hand in hand, with the level of wealth, the pursuit of wealth,
goes hand in hand with fascia eventually.
this does not mean that
Allah has not told us
to create wealth to generate wealth to earn wealth, of course he has.
the philosophy of wealth in Islam is a very wholesome
and it consists mainly of three things, one, earn wealth.
Do not be dependent on anyone else, stand on your own feet, create wealth for yourselves, for your loved ones, for your families,
for others, once you have created this wealth,
and that's why
in the Muslim tradition,
we have been we have been told that we can trade all the way up to Jamal salah
and then after earning sort of Juma last panel with Anna says when the call is given for the Friday, prayer, and what do you do,
and that's then for the Ruby. First of all, you know, victory lap whether Ruby then hastened towards remembrance of alarming in the hope by the sermon of Juma and leave trading. Then thereafter Allah sees either pull the sword out of the chute often of the water woman father in law, then when the Salah the prayer of Juma is completed, then disperse in the land of Allah and seek of the bounty and grace of Allah. What the
versus tellers is that you can trade all the way up to jamara. And then even after tomorrow, you can go back to trading, earning and see from the provision and the bounty of Allah. Muslims do not necessarily have this or in fact, that the Quran clearly tells us that there is no concept of a whole day of rest. Because Allah rested to
now even on the holy day of jamara, we can, and in fact, the verse actually suggests that we are encouraged. But after Juma, I'll go out and seek the bounty of law. So we have been strongly encouraged to earn to provide for ourselves for our love for our loved ones, our families, but within with moderate in moderation, within limits, and once we have gathered that wealth, then what should be our relationship with that wealth, our attitude to that wealth, this is a second part, this is a second part of that philosophy of wealth in Islam, first is earn too, once you have earned it, let it reside, let it rest in your hand, but let it not reside in your heart,
possess the wealth, but do not let wealth possess you.
Do not be so attached.
Use it as a means do not make the goal and objective in itself. And then the third part of that philosophy is
once you have earned wealth, and you have it in your possession, and you do your utmost to ensure that you do not become attached to it. Then do the third thing, which is the most important out of the three, which is spend in the way of law, give in charity, share gift to others.
And do that quickly. before death comes to you.
That is the third. So this is the philosophy of wealth in Islam, of course we are supposed to.
But whilst earning and after earning, we have been strongly discouraged to become attached to that. And that attachment comes, that love of wealth comes that desire to keep it to control it comes not because we need it immediately, but simply because we fear losing it in the future. We fear loss in the future.
And to avoid that loss, we are attached to what we have and we want more and more and more that greed never ends.
That's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says a man will hire you to learn how they relate to the youth in his psyche. And many of the authors have recorded this hadith from a number of Sahaba on the line. And this particular narration is from Abdullah Rizvi, it'll be a line who says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
to worthy Minda law and libnah Adam will be aware the men that are barely his Ania will ot Athenian habitually
What are your sub dojo from the inlet Rob will to block
Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam says
if the son of Adam, if Matt
was given a valley full of gold,
a valley filled with gold.
What would he do? This is man's greed. This is his fear of poverty. This is how much shade lawn has filled him with the fear of loss in the future with the fear of poverty. And with this blind love Fallout,
with attachment for wealth, this is the level of his greed.
Now, before I continue explaining
how much is the value of gold we often hear this heavy, but can we visualize it? Can we picture it?
Let's put it into perspective.
that the entire wealth sorry
the amount of gold
ever mined and collected in the whole of history by mankind
in its entirety. So all the gold mined
by the whole of mankind in the whole of human history.
Do you know how much it comes
two to four swimming pools or football fields, sorry, two to four football fields.
flat. And in terms of depth and volume, we're talking about two to four swimming pools no more.
entire gold ever mined and collected and preserved in the history of mankind.
And scientists say that there's a finite amount of gold. This is why it's so precious. There's a finite amount available.
Now, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam doesn't say,
a few ounces of gold If man was given a few ounces, and the value, the value of
all the gold that's ever been mined and preserved by humans till today,
the value is in its tree.
And that's just for two to four swimming pools.
Now compare that to what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam says and put the profits of the livelihoods and his words in perspective.
He's not saying a few ounces,
or a few cones, or a few nuggets, or even a bottle or a few bars, or a crate, or a tray or a crate, or a few crates in a vault.
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying, imagine if an entire valley between two mountains was filled with gold
and given to men, what would he do?
He says, I have barely Fannia he would desire a second Valley.
And if he was given the second Valley have been he if he would desire third.
And then the prophets some of the love it who seldom says what are your pseudo family in law?
We have to belong into that what drives this desire that's greed. What drives it is this emptiness in man is this vacuum.
It's this hole in him.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the meaning of the Hadees he says, not even gold will fill this vacuum. This cabinet, not even gold, not even three values of gold will fill these, this vacuum and cabinetry and this longing and emptiness in man. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says after mentioning that he would desire a third, what are your super jofa many of them are in the blob, that nothing will fill the inner cavity of man except the soil of the earth, ie when He is buried.
This is my last panel with Allah says an herb for Hector's autumn on MacArthur that one upmanship,
rivalry and competition with each other. This will continue to distract you until when
the zoo tuna macabre until you visit the graves. That means if we do not check this ourselves, if we do not arrest this ourselves, if we do not prevent this ourselves
if we don't change our ways, this blind love of wealth, this blind pursuit of wealth, this endless accumulation of wealth and this distraction from other more important things.
This will continue this rivalry this competition there's one upmanship this will continue to distract us all the way till our death, we will never learn before.
And I've mentioned a lot of this in the seed of sort of MacArthur, so I refer you to that.
the last panel with data tells us that alarm makes you a promise shape or makes you a promise. And she bonds promise is mixed with the threats. He promises you so much when he threatens you with so much. First of all, he threatens you with poverty.
And that fear of poverty, that fear of loss drives your greed
and it prevents you
from doing so much. And in fact the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
says hi deflated by many authors including a mannequin in his stead that I'm from Santa Monica, it'll be a lot harder than this room to lighten our bus will be a lot more in Houma that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said, Man nice.
Finally, we're in mineralogical dunya.
But there are two greedy people who are never filled,
who are never satisfied. They are never satiate
their hunger never comes to an end.
And who are those two hungry people?
bolliger illman the seeker of knowledge,
he is never feel, he is never satisfied. His hunger for knowledge is never satiate his thirst is thirst for him is never quenched.
And the second person whose hunger is never satiate, who is never satisfied, is what Bollywood dunya the seeker of the dunya he will never be happy.
The dunya is not meant is not designed to and can not fill the vacuum in the cavity.
Allah has told us a small loss in the law our legal system has told us but shavon tells us otherwise. shavon says you can
and this is why men is never happy no matter how much he has whether he has no man considers himself rich.
He always feels poor. And he's driven to collect more to accumulate more, and that drive to collect more and more wealth makes him corrupt. Now lest anyone says that,
that's very negative, that the pursuit of wealth, attachment to wealth
corrupts a person. What last panel data tells us again and again.
That what I'm told tells us that wealth makes a person delusion.
It makes him think believe himself to be immortal.
Whalen liquidly Hamza Illa de jamara mana wider yes about an Amanda who
won't be unto every defaming
He who gathers wealth accumulates wealth.
What are the hang counts it? Yes, several and Amanda who are leather, he thinks that his wealth will make him ever live
will give him everlasting life. man thinks he becomes immortal.
And that's also mentioned in the story of the rich man and sort of recap.
He says most of them want to be the happy.
It makes him delusional.
But you know what? I think Allah has given me so much. But I think none of this will ever perish.
In fact, and then he progresses and climbs in his delusion.
out of necessity, Takayama, I think not only will will my wealth last forever, my lemons my states, because he was touring his estates and showing them to his poor companion. He's saying, none of this will ever perish. In fact, not only will none of this ever perish, I do not think that the final hour or the resurrection will ever come.
And then he says, but he progresses further in his delusion. Why don't you read it to lrB.
But even if perchance, that is the resurrection, there is the final hour, there is the return to our Lord, then I believe that Allah will honor me in the afterlife, just as he has honored me here.
In fact, I will discover an even better reward there than what God has given me.
Some wealth makes person delusional wealth makes a person believe in his or her own mortality.
Wealth corrupts Allah says gunda in Santa Laidlaw,
nanny man, transgressors because he sees himself as being rich and independent of
verse after verse testifies, verse after verse.
And all of this comes down to this fear of loss, this greed. So Shea balm promises so much he promises as happiness, joy, serenity, tranquility, in material possessions, but happiness is
In the control of the last panel,
in the last panel with Allah wishes, he can deprive a person of that solace of that comfort of that tranquility, of that peace of that joy, regardless of his or her possessions. And that's why we're always chasing something.
The dunya is like a shadow.
We chase it, we will never catch it. We ignore it, it will follow us.
So last alarm, it was cinemas told us
last hee hoo.
Hoo, whose concern is that after Allah Subhana Allah, Allah will bring the dunya to history.
we chase the dunya.
When we have these hopes, we think I'll be happy. Once I earn money, I'll be happy and settle once I secure this possession. Once I procure this,
I'll be happy. When I get married, I'll be happy when I'm in this relationship. I'll be happy when I'm in that relationship.
every time men get what he or she always wanted and desired for lusted after,
longed for worked so hard for
or with the expectation and hope that they will discover happiness and joy. Often that very thing becomes a source of misery itself.
Even marriages, even relationships, even friendships, even jobs, employment work.
Even possessions, belong, even wealth itself.
That's because the last panel with the other controls, Joy controls happiness, control, sukoon Sakina, tranquility in the last panel with the other wishes he could simply extract that from all of these things. The shell is there the body is there, but the happiness the joy, the meaning, the purpose.
The tranquility is missing.
The last panel without there has not placed peace in any of these things that shape bonds holds promise.
That's not the promise of a last panel.
In fact, the last panel with Anna Goodman, no mid to high schooler even upper Arabic Omar can become
Earlier on he says, Man can you read the agenda? agenda houfy hamartia human Lee
aman Aradhana hirato vasana Satya wahoo mcminn for all articlecan isayama School La
la la la describes to people in the earlier two verses in the preceding two verses and the two people are, alas, those who seek the agita agenda, meaning the quick live, the transients live, this live, it's passing phase,
it's transit. So those who seek the quick live
agenda Allah houfy hermana Chateau de mundo de, we quickly give them
whatever we wants to whom we want. Then last thing, the majority of the whole gender, then we make gentleman
and in the next verse, But whoever seeks the alpha, and works and strives for the alpha, once being a mortman then these are the ones whose effort shall be recognized and acknowledged and rewarded.
Then all I say is to both the ones who seek the alpha, as well as the ones who seek the quick life
to both we give wealth, we give the Dunia pulumi, to Holla Holla to each meaning the ones who seek the dunya the quick life or the ones who seek the second life to both we give of the provisions and the bounty of your law. And the bounty of your Lord is not restricted from anyone.
last panel with Anna gives freely because Allah has not put joy, happiness, tranquility, and peace in any of these things.
Not even in fame, not even empower. Those who are powerful, want to become even more powerful. Those who are the most powerful
are still not satisfied with their power. Those who have the most wealth
are still not content with
and those who have may not have wealth, they may not have power, but they have fame. They have a celebrity status, even they are not content, they are still seeking something elsewhere.
last panel with Anna tells us an arbitrary law he taught my inner loop know that in the victor in the remembrance of Allah, do hearts find
domani settlements, not necessarily Peace.
Peace, yes but in the meaning of settlement, not peace in the meaning of happiness.
Our last panel with Allah has not made the dunya and abode of happiness.
We live a life of difficult
seasons. Yeah, you're
in naka de la Rebecca Callahan from Ola P. Oh, man. You are toiling a toil until your law.
You are struggling a struggle and your law. We were born in pain.
We live in pain, and we will die.
We were born in suffering. We live in suffering, we will leave the world and suffer. That's the reality of life. So what about happiness, happiness, all those few moments that prove
Happiness, all those few moments in between, like a gasp of fresh air,
which allow us to feel happy in comparison to everything else.
And as someone said, Imagine if we were happy all the time, we'd be miserable.
Allah has not made the dunya and abode of happiness. So when a lot promises, that in the remembrance of Allah, do hearts find
it mitten domani in settlement, we often translate that as peace. What's the meaning of that peace, that the meaning of peace is not happiness is its settlement. It meant not only in Arabic means being settled, not being disturbed, not being unsettled, not being perturbed. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam despite suffering bereavement after bereavement,
and tests and trials in his own life. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the most in he was the most sexual, the most content out of all of the servants of Allah, the one most at peace, but his peace did not necessarily mean happiness.
Ibrahim or the alarm passed away.
His children passed away. His sons and daughters passed away he suffered bereavement after bereavement. One can't say he was happy on these occasions. But he was content with the decree of a law, he was settled, he was at peace with the decree of the last panel.
So what happiness do we seek in contrast to the happiness of pursuit of loss and the law, the
law has not made this abode, and abode of happiness. And so these are the false promises of shaper. He promises so much in wealth, in name in fame, in the glamour and glitz in the beauty of the world. But all of this is a deception. last panel with Anna tells us again and again. It's a deception, Allah tells us shavon has made you a promise, I make you promise. And in one verse, lot says it very clearly, tying all three of these together, the promise of a law, the promise of shape law, and the reality of working life
in more than this
Yeah, you have mass in the wire, the law,
fill out the whole room dunya What are your Macumba law? Who are you of mankind?
Indeed, the promise of Allah is true.
So let's not the worldly life ever deceive you? And let's not ever the Great Deceiver deceive you, and whose great deceive shape.
Shape arm makes us many promises and him. Some people may think well, no one whispers anything to me.
We receive this promise these false promises of shape bar through many different means through each other. That's what Allah says. But in the end the volume on the bar in la hora May the wrongdoers they get
of promises to each
and their promises or not but deception. May the wrongdoers do not promise each other anything except deception. We promise each. We give these messages to each
last panel with Adda makes a number of promises, and she bomb makes promises shavon threatens as with poverty, that fear drives us. And that fear drives us to corruptions committing sins committing indecent. And the last panel with Anna says, in contrast will love we look at the men who have a lot of promises you forgiveness, and grace and bounty for himself. And as I said, this is in the context of the verses of charity and I'll mention that in a moment. But what's telling is what Allah mentions thereafter in the next verse, Allah says, Allah promises grace and bounty from himself.
And forgiveness. Allahu wa sirillium and Allah is full of bounty full of knowledge. You didn't hickmott ameesha Allah grants hikma wisdom to whoever he wants a
woman and whoever is given wisdom for the EU to hate America. And indeed he has been given great good
Well, my gorilla or
a non Take heed, non art admonished none will take a lesson except those who possess intelligence. Like I said, this is a comprehensive set of verses. We think wealth, good isn't wealth
in fame, in the
last panel, what Allah tells us a lot doesn't tell us that whoever Allah gives wealth law has given them. In fact the law says to anyone Allah gives wealth, the seekers of the dunya the quick life or the seekers of the second life. It doesn't matter. But hikma wisdom, knowledge, understanding, sagacity, Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah only gives to those whom he wishes he wants
whom he wishes to bless. That's why man will Hardyman Muslim and others all relate to howdy from See you then Mr. Levy, Sofia.
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
manera de la obihiro he ever Allah wishes good for
what is the law to give him wealth. Now, when you read the law he
ever Allah wishes good for you for the COVID Deen. Allah gives him understanding in religion.
this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, and I had these related bank, with mount of Marfan, with the alarm, and by others, whose well, who's the best of you, these aren't the words of the youth and this is the meaning of it. Who is the best of you? prophets, Allah says,
Allah, the best of you is one who learns the Quran and who teaches.
That's the true wealth.
That's the real wealth. But we won't understand this, unless we are ones have a lot
of intelligence. And this is why the real Mr have always said
that, if you are unable to appreciate the parables and the seminar cheats of the holy partner,
then you should question yourself, because Allah says, Only the intelligence understand only the ones who possess, understanding, Take heed.
If you cannot
be admonished by the examples of Allah, if you cannot take heed of the similar cheats of a life you cannot understand the parable struck by Allah in the Quran, then you should question yourself because Allah says only those who possess intelligence.
Now this is a difficult message for us to perceive that wealth
is not necessarily good.
We have a law which is good for someone law gives them wisdom. And that's why the verses will mean you and whoever is given wisdom for the author here are not just Hadar not a lot doesn't say he's just been given some good Hayden cathedra he has been given great good
job and only those who possess intelligence taking
Imam Hardyman Muslim and others or related to the from Abdullah have never screwed that up the alarm
sallallahu Sallam says we we envy others, we look at others.
And we look at others, we say to ourselves, we say to each other, I wish I could.
We covet other people's belongings, possessions, their achievements. We want the same.
Sometimes we want them to be deprived of it.
And for us to have it. This is why in Arabic, there's a clear distinction.
There's a difference between hassard and the Ripper.
And it's not jealousy and envy. No.
it's a brilliant distinction in Arabic In Arabic has said
doesn't mean jealousy. Jealousy is a healer or hate I pronounced both ways.
And this is jealousy even in English. They are is when you become passionate about something that belongs to you.
And envy is when you become passionate about something that belongs to someone else.
And in Arabic, there are clear distinctions between all three later, also pronounced Lita has said and HIPAA.
lira is when art your possessive.
passionate about what belongs to
the other two hazard and HIPAA hazard is when you envy someone something.
But what you wish is that they lose that thing, regardless of whether you get it or not.
That's hazard. And the lip balm in Arabic means
a longing for something. It's not envy, it's a longing for something, which means you want something which someone else has, well you do not desire that that person is
so hip that is when you want it, regardless of where the other person keeps it or not.
And hazard is when you want the other person to lose it regardless of whether you get it.
Now hazard is haraam. HIPAA is permissible only in good things. And the province of the law it will send them Saison this video related by Imam Hardyman Muslim and others. I'm delighted excludable the alarm around and this is in reference to our desiring our longing our coveting what other people have our envying other people, their possessions, or even their achievements. He says law has said, there is no envy there or there should be no no. There should be no longing. There should be no kibitzing law has enough. It's not an exception to things. I wrote Julian Arthur who loves Madden, for silica who Allah hockeyville
a man who Allah has given wealth, and then Allah has given him the ability to spend that wealth in true.
So not just, we shouldn't desire to be
in the shoes of someone who's rich. Now, we should only desire to be in the shoes of someone who's rich. And then Allah has given him the ability to use that wealth in help in truth, to spend in a good way. And the second person that we should be envious, or
whose possessions whose achievements we should long for which we should cook covered, if we do ever is Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says what our children are that love lick.
For who yup baby, how are you a limo, her and a man who Allah has given hikma wisdom. So he judges by that wisdom and he preaches and teaches that West
knowledge, hikma that is the true wealth.
That is the true Well, this is why one of the kings of Islam, he earlier Arab kings,
he was surrounded by his core tears
and in the Royal Court surrounded by riches
and he said
he lacked nothing. But he said Do you know what I long for what I wish. I wish that I sit here
and I have a large group of people in front of me around me. And I say to them had defin awful and Allah had the thinner fallen on that I relate to you that such and such person related to me that such and such person relate to me all the way sort of sort of last in the line. He sort of them. He was the Emperor and he likes nothing he had named
fame, power glitz, glamour, glory, riches beyond imagination,
yet ruler absolute, yet what he longed for is what those poor people sitting on
the ground had which he lacked, which is their knowledge that stretched back with a chain sort of sort of loss of the law.
He had all the treasures of the world. But that was a real treasure which he covered. And he was noble in that long.
Because the last panel with Alice Hayes
shavon threatens you with poverty, law, promises you forgiveness and grace and life's full of bounty and knowledge. He grants wisdom to whomever he wishes, and whoever is given wisdom that indeed, he's been given much rest, and only those who possess intelligence what
I'll end with two things, one, a quick explanation of the verses that preceded this verse, which
puts this verse into context. As I said, right at the beginning, last panel with their Allah says, oh, believers, yeah, you're living in an animal and fishermen play about the maximum spend of
the pure things that you have
women that come in and out and spend off the pure things of what we have extracted for you from the
meaning of leaders. When it comes to giving in charity,
give the best of your ability,
give the best of your earning, the purest of your,
So if you are farmers,
your wealth is in Providence,
or livestock, then give the best they're off.
Knowing that we have extracted it for you we have bestowed at all.
What's the meaning give the best love and says what are the mean? And do not aim? For the worst there have meaning for the worst of your wealth, or the worst of your properties?
What's the worst? The worst is that which you would spend, you were willing to give it away? Well, less than they asked for the inland to middle fee, but you would never take it yourself without closing your eyes to the insult.
That's the meaning of the words.
So imagine if you are in need,
and you are a beggar. You got someone extending your hand in need. See from their help you expect them you hope
for let's say 100 pounds from
and they give you 10 pounds.
What do you do?
If you noble
then you won't say anything.
You will take it. Of course you've been hurt, you've been slide. In a way you may feel insulted.
But you expected 100 you are despondent, your hopes are dashed, you are in great need. And you came with such high hopes. But your hopes have been dashed. And it's almost an insulting amount that you need 100 for your pressing needs. And you have been given templates.
So what do you do?
If you know will?
Some people do throw it back? But Allah is talking about those who don't the law says those who take what will they do? You will take it
how silently but not approvingly. You will take it silently
and suppressing your hurt your indignation and maybe even your anger and you will take it with your head lowered and your eyes metaphorically shut and close to the insult.
So the last panel with that tells us Do not ever give that amount which you will never take yourself. Do not ever give that not just an amount but in quality. All you can see that you'll never take yourself without feeling insulted. Give up the best of your wealth.
And then Allah says shavon threatens you with poverty. This again, what leads us to bottle what leads us to stinginess to miserliness. What leads us to holding on to our
wealth, even though it doesn't really belong to us, it will never belong to us. What belongs to us, is what we eat.
That's what belongs to us.
And that's why in the seat of hakama, MacArthur I mentioned it's a very, I repeat it again and again because this is a very beautiful ID. In fact, if we were to memorize the heavy
it would make us feel much better. be wiser.
Mr. Muslim, rather to learn how to relate to Hades in history from Abdullah having a shift here or the alarm.
He says, I came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam while he was reciting the sutra.
He then said,
you know, Adam,
and hochma, Taka through the whole surah that one upmanship rivalry, seeking an increase in everything, this distraction.
This has distracted you until you will visit the graves. So the province of the lohani who suddenly was reciting the surah so when I'm delighted Sheffield will the alarm came to him. He said to him, yeah, he said, your udhna Adam, muddy, muddy man says my wealth, my wealth.
And it's true we all say that it's mine Mine. Mine money, my money
will help other than the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said and Oh man.
Do you really have any of your wealth? Well, lucky you have an admin Malik in nama occult except that which you've eaten, fascinate, and you've caused to perish. All lavista for ablate all that you've worn and worn out of the sub doctor family, or that you have given in charity and center head.
truly unique already. What the Prophet Sall Allahu alayhi wa sallam sayings is that none of your wealth belongs to you, even though you say all the time, my wealth, my wealth, it doesn't belong to you. The only part of your wealth that belongs to you is what you've consumed, what you used, so that nobody else can have it. If you've eaten food, it's nourished you it's sustained you strain strengthened you, it's gone. Nobody else can have that
food, that's yours, that's yours, but you've caused it to perish that belongs to you. Or clothing, clothing which you've worn, and you've worn in such a way that you've completely worn out.
That belongs to you.
is good for no one else that belongs to you because it's served its purpose
for you. Now, it's no good for anyone else, that
and the third thing which belongs to you, any wealth which you have given,
and which you've deposited, but not deposited in any vaults or box, or in any bank of the world, any wealth which you have deposited in the bank of a line,
by giving in charity, if you have given anything in charity that belongs to you.
So the one pound which you may have given in the bank of Allah, that belongs to you, but the million which you've got in a vault or in a bank elsewhere, that doesn't belong to you. So who does that belong to? In another head deflated by Muslim rantala Haley in his he, Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that
your coolabah Marley Marley the servants of Allah says my wife, my wealth, my wealth.
What no man or woman man
and a woman his wealth, he only has three things.
Oh, * Donna, that which is even close to perish. That's what she's worn and worn out the same as before, or
alcohol which he's given * Donna, and therefore hoarded a treasure for himself in the
same idea as before, but there's an edition here. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says at the end, we'll see where that for whether he won or 30 colinas. And whatever else there is, apart from these three things. So apart from the food which we've eaten, apart from the clothing that we worn, or any charity that we have given in the way of Allah, apart from these three things, everything else of our wealth for whoever he born with equal holiness, he will soon depart and leave all of that wealth for the people.
And in another heading, it's probably some of the loveliest essays
spend, do not let it's in the context of greed, Proverbs ceylonese, and warns us against greed and says, spend a given charity, do not wait for death to come upon you. Before you begin to say, what what do people do at the time of death?
What do people do at the time of death and when they fear their death isn't near near.
They divide the wealth
everyone does. When they fear that their death is imminent,
people divide their wealth.
Even once they die, they make sure that only certain people do not get their wealth, even once they die.
They make sure that certain people do not get power.
So the prophets of the love it seldom says
in the context of protecting ourselves from greed, give, it says do not wait till death comes upon you. When you then say, this is for such and such a person, this is for such and such a person, this is for such and such a person. And he ends with a peaceful words, when it was already for those.
You held on to it all the way till the end. And right at the end of your life, you began distributing it saying this belongs to that person. This is for that person. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saying is you was all ready for those.
That's the reality of wealth. So in this fear of loss,
and the sphere of poverty, we hold on to our wealth we do not spend in charity, if we do we give up the worst, what's the worst, the worst could be in quantity or in quality? It's question of proportion. If a man has a million,
the man has 100,000 and it gives five pounds in charity.
It's about proportion.
And whatever the law says, and I had the Facebook mom telling me the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made an announcement.
I said this day, I will compete with a robot. And if there is any day when I can beat him, it shall be this day.
So I took half of my wealth.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to me,
and I told him you are a pseudo Allah. I have brought half of my wealth.
And what got all the love and came and presented as well? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam didn't say to him, what have you brought? aboubaker he said to him, oh, boubakeur, what have you left for your family? Abubakar de la Han said I brought everything I left a lot of soul for my family. motto the alarm say I then realized that never will I be able to compete with them.
So it's not just about it's about proportion.
We may spend 100, if that's a tiny amount and a minute proportion of our overall wealth. And is that really the best of our wealth? in quantity or quantity? Would we give we are giving it would we take it if we needed it ourselves?
In Islam, there's a saying, well, not in Islam, but the saying is Beggars can't be choosers in Islam, it's the opposite. Remember the phrase in Islam donors can't be choosers.
We can't choose what we of course we can. But what the teaching of ally is in this verse is that do not be choosy when it comes to giving.
Do not be choosy when it comes to giving.
You can't be choosers
you have to you but you don't have to be you should give the best in quantity as well as
and this is why when we give in charity
in a way we should be mindful of our intention.
We use things partially leave them lying around. And then when we do a spring clean
we want act since the new collection. New Spring Collection is coming into the wardrobe we need to create space. So we what we loved and desired before gets pulled down. rumbled and thrown into a sack or a bin bag.
What do we what do we think? Shall I put that in the bin on the skip? But we feel guilty that that you know it's still valuable. So
Don't feel right throwing it away, too. So to assuage our guilt, we say to ourselves, I'll tell you what, I'll give it in charity.
So are we doing the charity a favor? is a charity doing us a favor?
Are we doing the charity of faith?
Or is the charity doing us a favor by creating space for us in our garages in our sheds and our Lofts, you know, wardrobes and cupboards, and helping us assuage our guilt, of having to throw away and dispose of a valuable thing, which we no longer ones.
last panel without as a spend of the purest of what you have earned and what we have extracted for you. Aim do not aim for the worse they're off. And then why do we do this? Allah then explains because shade bomb threatens you with poverty, and a lot of promises you forgiveness and grace in return. And wealth isn't everything. Its knowledge, its wisdom, which really matters. This is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to pray a lot mainly in the NAF era. What is called last era
Oh sorry, the other had he loved me in the hour becoming a lemon lion fan. I'm in Belleville
woman knifes in law.
I mean, they're within law use the Java law. So beautiful Hadith.
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to pray over law. I asked you you have knowledge which is beneficial, not just bits and bytes and data and information, but beneficial knowledge. That's the meaning of wisdom. What's wisdom, not just any knowledge, but beneficial knowledge, prophets of the law, it was nice to say, Oh Allah, I seek refuge in You and protection from you from knowledge sorry, your protection from knowledge which does not benefit
will mean carbon dioxide and from a heart that is not humble and devout.
Enough similar to spirit and from a soul which is never content. I mean, there are a lot in lives the Java and from Adorama which is not accepted. And these four are not random. They are all in succession, and they are all a logical progression.
knowledge which isn't beneficial, which does not help a person
leads to a hard heart leads to a heart which is not soft and humble for the sake of
a heart which is not humble to the truth of Allah
leads to a corrupt knifes which is never satisfied.
When the Nef says never satisfied, it leads to corruption of behavior and character, which means that one's ours are not accepted.
as a lost crown or with the other sees
fear of poverty goes hand in hand with fascia, lewdness, indecency, corruption and sin. Now Allah has made promises shavon has made promises but she boms promises are nothing but deception. And we will learn about that in the after one last panel with Anna
la saison quoting the people of gender when others have an agenda that is harder now. And but what am I what are the natural
law says, and the people of gender shall call out to the people of the fire? And they will actually say to them,
and I've got the word jednom word in our opener, that indeed we have found the promise of our law to be true
So have you found the promise of your law to be true?
They will reply in the affirmative.
And even that shape on that Great Deceiver as a loss as old people know that the promise of a law is true.
Therefore do not let the worldly life deceive you and do not let the Great Deceiver deceive you.
Because she bomb being such a nibblies on your world the AMA has a lot of quotes. Law says well Allah she formula for the law.
And shavon will say when the metal will be decreed in the hereafter in the law, what are the model hock over a token?
That Indeed, Allah promised you a promise of truth. And I also promised you so even shavon will tell us then that I made you a promise. Allow me to promise but alas, promise was a true promise in the law where the UK Indeed Allah promised your true promise, the promise of truth.
And I also promise
But I remained on my promise to
my camellia Min sapong
and I had no power over you in the in the outcome except that I invited you so we will have no defense that shade bomb made me do this shade bomb compelled me to do this shade bomb inside incited me to do this? Yes shavon has huge forces at his disposal in order to fulfill his promise to Allah and His promise to us and his promise to as well as I will surely mislead them, misguide them lead them astray deceive them, give them hope promises or instruct them to send all of these are from Allah
and Allah Subhana who would the Allah in response when he made that promise to Allah that I will do all of this What did the last panel with and I said fine. Was the Minister 30 min whom basaltic what actually but I named him the Hadith what a genic will surely come from worry will Ola worried whom woman
in law a law says in that case? Was the minister that the minimum basaltic arouse from mankind whomever you can with your voice?
What actually led him to Haley chlorogenic and a mass against them?
a mass and draw against them? Your hail and your regime?
Do you know what that means? Your hail and your regime behave like what a genic
you you're hating your infantry sorry, Your cavalry. What a genic and your infantry. Hey, you means cavalry. Original means infantry. So last panel with Anatole shavon fine, you're going to you're going you promised to mislead them do this against them. You promise to claim a share of mine No of my servants, then fine. Do what you can arouse whomever you can have them with your voice and a mess against them. Gather against them, your cavalry and your infantry
will surely come
and be a partner with them in that wealth. And in their children. A lava
shaped bomb can be a partner not only in our wealth, being our children, by the words of the word.
And then Allah says whatever I'm promised. Well, now you're either in la hora, and shavonne does not promise them anything except
these are all the promises of shapefile. So he makes so many promises on your piano, he will actually confess and say, a lot of promise to your promise of truth. And I also promised you will mark emiliani bomb, and I did not have any power over you. So despite his forces of infantry and cavalry, and his allurement and his arousing voice, despite all of this, he will say rightfully, that I wasn't able to compel you to do anything. I merely will mechanically Allah Obama had no power over you.
In Latin the outcome except that I invited you just the
first chapter. So you accepted my invitation for that.
So do not blame me when enforcer comm rather blame yourselves?
Martin a bit more surfable Well, now
I can not save you this day and nor can you save.
And then shavon will turn against himself meaning everything that he did. There are other verses of the Holy Quran as well would speak about this promise of Allah and this promise of shape lamb. In short, the last panel with the ANA promises forgiveness, muffler, and the
shape arm promises, that dunya and all that we seek in this world,
through wealth through fame through other things. Shape arms, promises a false one last crown of wood there are those promises a promise of truth, and the law tells us repeatedly do not let the worldly life to see a lot of promises true Do not let the worldly life deceive you or the Great Deceiver.
And in our deception as of last season, another verse and levina definitely been hula whether either 100 or higher to dunya for dominance, Camana Sudhakar Yamaha
But those who turn their religion or made their religion a thing of play in jest
and the worldly life to see.
So this day, we shall forget them just as they forgot the meeting of this day. I pray that last panel enables us to stand may lawmakers amongst those who are not deceived by the false promises of sheep.
Male lawmakers amongst those who realize
recognize the promise of a law to be helpful and true. realize it. Male lawmakers amongst those who are not deceived by the world. We are lawmakers marks those who are charitable in the best of ways we spend of the best of what they have in quality and in quantity. And charity in Islam isn't just about wealth. It's about giving the best of yourself and everything, your emotions, your time, your leisure.
As the law says lengthen and all that matters.
You will never attain virtue until you spend of that which you love.
So until we don't feel the pinch, it's not charity, it's not true charity. When we give money, we should feel the pinch.
When we spend of our time, we should feel the pinch. This is why charity isn't just about giving money. That's never been the concept in Islam, throw money at everything. Never been the concept. When the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam came to Medina,
he did not make an announcement for charity and then give the contracts for the masjid
to be built by a group of contractors or builders now, profits and the love it was the limbs, build the machine.
And he participated in the building of the machine until the dust off from the carrying of the stones and the bricks covered him as well.
That's how the first machine
or the profits machine
was built. That's the meaning of chariot. And that's always been the meaning of charity in Islam. It's not about just giving wealth. In Islam, the solution is not to throw well, above everything. This is why there are many charities
who will say to you
more than your money.
We need your volunteers.
Otherwise, you end up with this discrepancy. What do you have?
You have some people volunteering their time, and others working for the charity with the charity but in a professional basis.
How is that fair?
This is why charities often say that more than your money. We need your time we need your support. We need your prayers, your moral support your involvement,
to spend the best that you have, which also means time, sometimes our time, our privacy, our leisure. These are more beloved to as an actual wealth. So we're willing to give a bit of wealth because we don't feel the pinch. But we surely do feel the pinch when it comes to spending of that which we love, our leisure, our privacy and our time. But even that is charities. I pray that last round more data makers amongst those who are truly charitable in every way are some of the law or some of them and after he was sued in the Vietnam War or the new cyber Chronicle law