Wealth And The Corruption Of Character A Tafsir Of Surat l Humazah

Riyadul Haqq

Channel: Riyadul Haqq

Topics: Akhlaq,Tafsir

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The content of this surah describes the delusional and delirious effects of wealth. Islam has encouraged the acquisition of wealth when it is done with responsibility, charity, compassion and with the correct methodology, understanding and intention. When wealth possesses us rather than us possessing wealth, that is when it corrodes and influences our character and thinking process. This surah teaches us that to gather wealth incessantly, to count, enumerate and become obsessed with it results in committing the most hideous of crimes. This can lead to backbiting, slandering, defaming, rumour mongering, attacking anothers honour, character assassination and even physical abuse. The entire character of a person is then corrupted.

The most significant lesson we learn is that success does not lie in wealth rather it is in the remembrance of Allah. Wealth acquired and used without the consciousness of Allah becomes a burden rather than a blessing.

A detail discussion is made of the evil and damaging effects of backbiting, slandering and defaming. The consequences of indulging in such sins are also eloquently outlined.

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Salam aleikum.

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wa rahmatullah

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when I was Bill,

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cinnamon say Dr. Medina Miyata, Hilda

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de la wanna show shed a lot more color should ecola want

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to hoard

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Salalah alayhi wa ala

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Baraka with some limits.

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My biographer will be lurking in a shape on it of regime

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in the law woman who is on Long Island in Uganda Dena animal Somalia, he was sending me

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a lot more some data.

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Later Anna Ibrahim

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Ibrahim in the community Majeed Allahumma Burdick Adam diwata

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Rahim Ali Ibrahim in

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respect to listeners.

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Once again we gather for the monthly receipt of the holy book.

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Having completed a number of students from the back of the room today,

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we will read Sora palomas.

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Sort of immediately before sort of refeed

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again, this is one of the

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short sword ups of the arm towards its end, which

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most people are familiar with and may even have memorized and the sort of which people which we repeat quite frequently in our daily prayers because of its brevity.

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Lots of what Allah says swindler

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Rahim, wider licola Hamas lomasa

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won't be unto every backbiting defaming person or won't be unto every back by to defame

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Allah the German Myrna, what did he who

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gathers wealth

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and

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counts? Yes, the one no matter who

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he thinks

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that his wealth will give him eternal life

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gunda

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never

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been better than nothing

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he will surely be cast

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into the crushing one.

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Well, there are common problems

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and what do you know

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of the crushing

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now law

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laws ignited fire and let the to

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that which

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rises over the hearts in the heart aching whatsoever.

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Indeed,

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it's the fire will be closed upon them, Fiamma the moment that in extended carbons.

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That's very simple translation of the words of sort of glaucomas it's a very short sorta

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with just nine brief versus

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the sort of is known as sort of the Romans. It's also known as what wader licola Hamza, and there's also a third name by which the Sawa has been referred to. Again, it's a word from the sort of itself sort of

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briefly, let me give you a summary of what the sort of says and then inshallah we'll discuss some of the individual verses in more detail.

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All essays will be into every

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backbiting, defaming person.

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Olivia Gemma Amano, the he who gathers wealth accumulates wealth and then enumerates councils. He thinks that his wealth will make him immortal give him everlasting life.

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So in these first three verses law speaks about certain type of person, then arm makes a sudden switch. Very dramatic one

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and quite emphatically stated

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kola nuts. Now,

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rather than his wealth give him giving him eternal life and making him immortal.

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rather he will be thrown into the fire, but the way the fire is described here is by one of its other names as problema pratama means the crushing one.

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So, he will be thrown into the problem after question one. And then

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the reader is asked just as a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked that what will inform you of the reality of the Hata mouth crushing,

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then Allah describes it himself

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that problema the crushing one into which this particular type of person will be thrown is the fire ignites, the alarm ignited fire,

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which will peep on which will rise and appear before the hearts

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the fire will be such that in the article in the Hereafter, their punishments will be such that the fire will be will enclose them the fire will be shut upon them, they will be engulfed entirely by this fire

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in extended columns.

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So, the first part of the sort of speaks about a particular type of person with certain qualities and characteristics. And then the remaining verses speak about the remaining six verses speak about the after that the hereafter and the punishment that awaits such a person in the afterlife. And rather than speak about different forms of punishment, the remaining verses focus on just one aspect which is the nature of the fire which Allah has prepared for this type of person.

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Now, before we move on to the late part of the surah

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what type of person does the beginning of the surah refer to and speak of? Allah says Wayland, liquid Lumosity llamas, llamas, Lady Gemma Hamada Wagga.

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A number of

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characteristics have been mentioned here. First of all, Hamza,

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so why do licola home is a woe be unto every

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home as

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Arabic is very unique language, and each word has its

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unique path, some weights, and one shade of meaning.

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And

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all of these different shades and nuances, and even weights of the word are contained in a single utterance. And normally when you have to translate that into other languages, it can only be rendered with a number of words a number of sentence. Well a number of words in a whole sentence. Same as with hormozgan, llamas or homosassa is a superlative term, which means someone who excessively engages and hums to such a degree that it becomes second nature to this person. And what's hums. hums means to attack a person

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in secrecy behind them behind their back. And the best way of describing this is backbiting.

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lomasa again, is someone who engages excessively in lungs to such a degree that it almost becomes a second nature to the person. It's their character. It's, it's, it's who they are. They are forever engaging in lumps and lumps again means to attack, but it means to attack not in just absence but in absence as well as in presence quite shamelessly. And it includes originally both words hums and numbs meant to attack, but later, meaning even before the revelation of the poor and the Arabs began to use them as an attack not in terms of a physical attack, but rather an attack on a person's on a character, dignity, etc. So, both words, homers and llamas are referred to someone who attacks. But

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this isn't a physical attack. person does not lay a finger on the property, or the person of their victim. Rather their victims are victims of attacks by tongue.

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Both homos and llamas are referred to and attacked by tongue and humans that means backbiting. Attacking someone's honor, dignity person character in

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absence,

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bar and stealthily, and lems. The second word refers to attacking someone's character, honor and dignity.

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Again quite aggressively and shamelessly but not necessarily in their absence both in their absence as well as in their presence. So,

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who was the first word refers to someone who backed banks who indulge who engages in spreading rumors,

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in gossiping, and llamas are the second word refers to someone who defames and towards their victim, again by the tongue, regardless of whether they do it in their presence or in their absence.

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So we will liquidly humans won't be a Wol means a curse, a lot of curses won't be unto every backbiting defaming person.

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Under the jamara motto, what did he who gathers wealth, and enumerates? It counts?

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Yeah, someone no matter who he thinks that his wealth will give him everlasting life. So these are the four should we say, five characteristics

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of this particular type of person. They are

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someone who

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back bites,

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and gossips

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to someone who talks and defames

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three, someone who gathers wealth

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for someone who constantly counts and enumerates that wealth, and number five, someone who becomes delusional and delirious as a result of that wealth, believing in their own power and immortality. These are the five characteristics. Now before I actually speak about homos and llamas are the first two.

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It would be better to speak about the other three later, three characteristics first, quite simply because the way the Arabic is structured.

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it renders the meaning

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of the later characteristics, giving rise to the former. So Allah says woe be unto every

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backbiting defaming person who gathers wealth and enumerates that he thinks that his wealth gives him everlasting life. So the first two characteristics the first two traits of attacking people, by way of backbiting, gossip, rumor mongering, taunting, jibes, defamation, etc. These evil and lowly traits actually come about as a result of the excessive and unbridled love of wealth, and attachment to wealth.

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So the later characteristic of gathering wealth, incessantly, becoming attached to that wealth, obsessed with that wealth, and enumerating it's counting, it's measuring it, forever calculating it, and then becoming delusional and delirious as a result of that wealth. This is actually what gives rise to evil traits in a person, which leads the person to attacking others, even if it means physically. But here the surah does not concern itself with physical attacks. It speaks about someone who appears to be noble by not indulging, not not engaging in physical attacks, but still engages in very violent verbal attacks, and the assassination of other people's character. So the

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former traits of mums and mums actually come about as a result of the late traits of wealth and attachment to that wealth. So what this the beginning of the sutra actually speaks of is the corrosive and corrupting nature of wealth and what it does to a purse. So let's focus on the later trades first and inshallah we'll return to the first two traits of Amazon lomasa. So what does the law say under the Juma Mr. Long what are the

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three things? One who gathers wealth and then counts it to and then believes that this was

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Gives them everlasting life.

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Here likely condemned someone who gathers wealth under the Jim merlon. Someone who gathers wealth now is the accumulation of wealth, the gathering of wealth, the acquisition of wealth, the generation of wealth,

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is all this commendable, ought to be condemned.

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Here, this verse suggests that it's condemned.

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So does the poor,

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do the heavy?

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Do the scriptures and the teachings of Islam condemned the acquisition and the generational wealth?

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Yes, and No.

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Because it depends, it depends on the context, it depends on the intention, it depends on the manner.

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So let me elaborate on this first.

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In essence, the Quran and the Hadith actually encourage

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the creation generation and the acquisition of wealth they do.

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But they do so this must be done responsibly,

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in the correct manner, with the right intention.

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And this is what the what and the heavy three golf

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profits of the law they alayhi wa sallam says and had inflated by man.

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When in fact by many, many authors in a very reliable the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says,

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Mark Allah

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Pyromania, criminality, God, we're in Namibia lie around Kenya.

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We've covered this and Buhari also

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that

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never has anyone

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consumed or eaten any food which is better than that food which they have eats and from the work and the efforts of their own hand.

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And indeed the prophets of Allah, that would Allah, Allah, he would eat from the efforts and the work of his own hand,

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being the Messenger of Allah, the prophet of Allah, being a king in his own right, being a powerful monarch and ruler and a prophet of Allah.

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Despite all of that, the prophet though the alayhis salaam, in order to feed himself would never rely on others. Rather, he would eat from the income, the efforts and the work of his own hands. He would not eat from the coffers of the states, he would not eat from other people's efforts, despite being a monarch, a ruler, and having the treasures of the land at his disposal. And despite being a prophet of Allah, even someone as great, as powerful and as noble as the Prophet alayhi salam, he would eat only from what he earned with his own hands. And that's a supreme example. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Never has anyone eat any food better than that food, which they

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have eaten from the efforts of their own hands. The Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam by practice, by demonstration and example, and by encouragement, and by instruction of his companions, he taught his followers not to be reliant on anyone else, but rather, to be reliant on oneself, to work for oneself, to feed and clothe oneself and one's family with the efforts of one's own hands,

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to be self sufficient to be independent, never dependent anyone out on anyone else.

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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made that very clear.

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And that's what the Quran and the Hadith teachers, the Quran actually encourages us to go out and seek from the bounty of Allah.

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And that can be no better example of this than the message of sort of geomar

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it's not sort of the message of jamara. Today is Friday.

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Friday is the

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holiest day

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of the Muslim week. Friday is when we have our weekly congregational jamara prayers.

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It's a unique moment to unique event

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in other faiths,

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the holy day of the week is meant

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To be a time of rest.

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So, work is forbidden.

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To earn wealth is actually forbidden.

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And the whole day is reserved for prayer, rest, contemplation, and devotion to God.

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And this is true for a number of faiths, not just the Abrahamic faiths.

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And in fact,

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the trading laws of Sunday in this country

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are a remnant and a reflection of the same spirits of Sunday being a day of rest. It's not a day for working for shopping, or for

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earning wealth.

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In contrast to that, what does the Holy God tell us about Friday?

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And,

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in fact, in the Abrahamic faiths, the belief of a whole day of the week, being a day of rest, contemplation and devotion

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is actually a reflection of the belief that God created the heavens and the earth entire universe in six days, and then rested on the seventh.

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And Allah

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addresses that in a number of verses of the Holy Quran.

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In one verse, will mama somehow middle hope

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for spirit Allah Alana yaku at law speaks about the creation of the heavens and the earth. And then Allah says, well, man, listen, I'm in the hall, and no fatigue touched us. For spirit Allah yakun. So be patient of what they say in another verse, what am yada yada

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and he did not tire of the creation or by because of the creation of the heavens and the earth.

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And on jamara our holiest day.

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What does the Koran tell us?

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would recite

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sort of them jamara him sort of them on our own.

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In the Friday prayers, that was when everyone gathered and they heard this recitation of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He had a number of suitors which he would recite sort of from

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Allah subhanaw taala, Harsha, Sudoku, Sudoku. These were his favorite students for solid force solid regimen for the jamara prayer. And in fact, quite frequently, although on occasions it was different and he would not always read them in pairs, but on many occasions, he would read them on pet in pairs. But this was his favorite setup of reciting on jamara first paragraph sort of an errand subbasement because either second look at sort of the last year holiday, diesel last year. And on other weeks, first paragraph sort of genre

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is much smaller. And then second regard Pseudomonas on

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on a car on the Chateau de la.

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Now similar to Juma in the first sort of sort of one article in the second regard,

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what do both swords tell us? What's the weekly message? Well, in the first paragraph, sort of the jumar, Allah subhanho wa Taala says towards the end, yeah, you're Latina animal, either no deal is Salatu mean Yama Jamaat, the first illogically LA, whether Albania, the radical Hayden Luqman come to the moon phase, the audio is solid, the sheet will fill up the woman

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with good luck, see the land the

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law says oh believers, when the call is given

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for prayer on the day of jamara then hasten towards the remembrance of Allah, which is the reference to the sermon, whether it will be here and leave aside trade.

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So that means rather than rest, if a person chooses to, that's fine, but what it actually says and this is what the companions would do, even on the Friday, they would engage in trade in business in earning in generates in wealth, all the way up to the first event of jamara Salah.

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So rather than being a day of rest, it was still a day of working and trade.

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All the way up to the event of tomorrow when the event is given then abandon trade

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that

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is

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Far better for you, if only you knew

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then a lot safer either. obeah de Sala, when the salah and

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then disperse in the land, what the human fatherly learned seek the bounty of Allah, meaning his systems, his wealth and his risk. That means abandon trade at the first around, go to the vicar of Allah, his remembrance jamara, salah and worship, and then as soon as Salah ends, dispersing the land, and again, you may engage in trade in business, and seek the bounty in the wealth of a law.

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So even on the day of Joomla, and the holiest day of the Muslims, rather than it being simply a day of rest, and

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recuperation, it was it's still a day of earning wealth of generating wealth for oneself and for the rest of the community and society at large.

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That's what sort of jamara tells us. But then, as I said, this is the teaching of the Quran and the heavy Islam encourages

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earning wealth, earning with the efforts of one's own hands, standing on one's own two feet, or being independent, not relying on anyone else, generating wealth for oneself, for others, creating wealth for oneself and for others.

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Then, but as I said, this is only encouraged in a climate of responsibility, of charity, of sharing

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of compassion,

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with the right methodology in the right man,

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and with the right intention, and with the right heart, with the right mentality.

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If these conditions are absent, then wealth becomes a burden rather than a boon. It becomes a curse rather than a blessing. And wealth possesses the people rather than people possessing wealth.

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And that's mentioned immediately thereafter, Allah says, dispersing the land with the human father in law and room and seek the bounty of Allah. However, Allah then say, with Quran, la cathedra, land

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immediately, and remember Allah, often in the hope that you may succeed.

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Realize when you disperse in the land, and you continue to work and trade and do business, and engage in commerce and enterprise and create wealth. Remember, that your success lies not in the wealth, but in the remembrance of Allah. And therefore engage excessively in the remembrance of Allah looking to flit around in the hope that you may succeed.

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Then Allah ends the facade of jamara these are the final words that we hear before the first rock before the recitation of the first that I've got and and we bout in total, what does the Quran then say immediately thereafter? What is our author Jonathan Allah when in football la hora kokako, Emma Alma de la herramienta, La Romana t Jarrah, Allah, Eros, Allah says, referring to particular incidents which we don't have time to discuss at the moment, but just understand the words allow essays and when they see trade

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or vanity,

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in to LA, ha, they rushed to it, they break out in a run to

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and they leave you standing.

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say to them,

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that which is with Allah, whatever it is with Allah, whatever it is by Allah, that is far better than any vanity, and then any trade.

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And Allah is the best of those who provide sustenance, Allah has the best of sustainers that's how the surah Han.

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So one should indeed go out, travel, go out in the land of Allah engage in trade, commerce, business, work, create wealth, for oneself, for one's family, one's dependence, and for others,

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but it should be done with the right mentality with the right spirits with the right mind with the right hearts with the right intention, with the correct understanding, with the correct attitude and approach.

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And part of that approach is, first of all, realize success does not lie in wealth. It lies in the remembrance of Allah to

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the wealth of the world, cannot equate and cannot compete with and cannot compare to that reward which is with a law

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That person should rely not on the wealth, but on the last panel with honor, and that the remembrance of Allah and his worship and a large reward is far better than any trade and any vanity or futility, or any jeston play of the world. That's before we bow into the first record of the first.

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Then in the second record,

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when we rise as part of the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we hear the recitation of sort of an article.

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And what do we learn from sort of them on our own in relation to wealth?

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law essays, one of the first references to wealth and saltan. When asked born again in the late part of the surah is

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hidden livigno una

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casa de la

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la la refers to an incident, Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was traveling

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and returning to Medina, from a campaign known as the

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campaign or the husband who started

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the campaign against one study.

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And the return there were many hypocrites in the army and the latter camp.

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And the hypocrites

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were bitter enemies of the Muslims, and the noble sincere companions, and they would seize any opportunity to foment trouble between the Muslims.

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On this occasion,

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the disagreements arose between a muhajir and an and an unsightly, so one of the immigrants companions from Macau

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and one of the indigenous companions from Medina from Managua. As I've explained on numerous occasions before the

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the earliest Muslims emigrated from Makkah to Medina, and when they arrived there they arrived penniless, destitute and poor, many of them became dependence on the chair, they became dependent on the charity and the goodwill of the indigenous population of Medina. And although I'm averse to using such a phrase, but only for the purpose of facilitating understanding, in today's context, it's almost like they were refugees. They came, they fled, they fled persecution, they fled torture, possible murder, they fled.

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their homeland, their home city, their birthplace, they left behind their wealth and their families, and that many of them are are what most of them arrived with no possessions whatsoever. And they were entirely dependent on the goodwill and the charity of the indigenous host community.

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The Muslims, the sincere Muslims receive them, and very selflessly shared their wealth with them. But the hypocrites

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were always using this as an excuse to attack and towards the immigrants Muslims. And this was one such occasion, they thought so what happened is a disagreements arose between one of the Muslims from Makkah, and one of the Muslims from Medina.

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In the camp,

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when word spread about this disagreements of the line or even a salute,

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the chief hypocrites and the leader of the hypocrite faction in Medina, he again sees this opportunity and began causing more trouble he was seated with his cronies and with others as well.

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And he said to them,

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see, again, we see an example of an emigrant Mahajan from Makkah, lording it over us.

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They arrived penniless, destitute and poor. We spent on them, we receive them, we accommodated them. We fed and clothed them. We gave them shelter. And look how they behaved with us. Is this their gratitude? They seek to Lord over us. Then he said to his combat, he said a number of things. One of them was he said, I tell you, there is no better example to compare us and them than the saying something callback Yeah, call that feed your facts and feed your dog and fats in it so that it will devalue.

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That's what we've been doing to these emigrants from Makkah. We've been feeding them and threatening them so that they may then devour us just like the Arabic saying is some mengelberg

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You're gonna feed your dog, and it will devour you, it will each. So this is what we've been doing with this lot. When we're out of this reach the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the other companions of the lion or even the saloon, presented himself and protested his innocence. And one of the child companions was the one who actually relayed this to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. And many couldn't believe Abdullah hadn't or even said all could say something like this, or that he had actually said it. And he protested his innocence. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam humored him, accepted his protest protests of innocence his presentations and then

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left the matter at that the unsavoury of the law, one was quite distraught, saying, Now everybody thinks I'm ally, but Allah Subhana, Allah revealed verses of the Holy Koran, which proved that even a child was speaking the truth. And Abdullah have no business at all, one of the chieftains of his Raj, and his cronies, and even some of the other companions, who are sincere, but who couldn't actually believe that I'm delighted. Nobody, even a saloon could utter such words. They were proven to be incorrect. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam actually, when he came when he summoned him, he twisted his ear and said to him, Allah has revealed verses, which attached to your truthfulness from

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above the heavens.

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So this was one of those verses.

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What else did he say? He said, this is how they are. Then he said, I'll tell you what we should do. Let's stop spending on we will give them normal wealth, do not spend on these emigrant companions, and do you know what the results will be, they will disperse they will disappear.

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They are so dependent on our wealth from our charity. And they are so loving of wealth and attached to wealth, that as soon as we stop spending on them, they will

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disperse, dissolve and disappear, and we will be relieved of them. That's what the verse refers to. So the Quran says humulene, a Quran Allah, Allah and an endo rasulillah hatay. And

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they are those allottees who say, Do not spend on those who are with the Messenger of Allah wa by the Messenger of Allah, de and football until they disperse.

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How does the law respond to that? A law then says immediately, what the law has are in a similar way, they will, what are known as clean and I have gone until a law belong the treasures of the heavens and the earth. But the hypocrites do not understand.

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That's the first reference that we come across some sort of jamara advising us about wealth and its nature. Indeed, in the first rocker, we were told, go out in the land and spend Sorry, go out on the land and earn the wealth, earn wealth, create wealth, and earn seek the bounty of Allah. However, Allah then told us, success lies in the remembrance of Allah, and the remembrance of Allah and his reward are far better than any trade and any events, your futility? Then here is another reference in the second regard, how jamara What are we being reminded of

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this story, and what's the moral and the lesson of the story?

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Those who are attached to the world, those whose hearts are diseased, like the hearts of the hypocrites, they rely not on Allah, but they repose their entire trust and confidence and believe in the power of wealth. They believe wealth is God. Wealth is what makes and breaks. Wealth is what creates and kills. Wealth is all powerful, or potent.

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And that's why I'm delighted or even so all said, it's simple. We'll stop spending wealth on them, and they will disappear, they will disperse.

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That is not the way a large universe works. A large universe does not depend or revolve on or around wealth. Allah says what he learned because it was similar to one another law belongs to heaven, the treasures of the heavens and the earth, but the hypocrites do not understand this understanding, this belief, this concept, that wealth has all all the power and everything happens by wealth. This is actually a diseased understanding of a diseased heart.

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Then the next reference to wealth, Allah says towards the end of sort of, when Africa

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Yeah, you are living in the Polycom unwelcome Allah Allah. Allah, Allah Allah folder icon hospital

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the common mode for the poor up below, or below a certain breed for a sub document.

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Allah says, open O believers, do not let your wealth and your children distract you from the remembrance of Allah. And whoever does this, then these are the ones who are the losers.

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And then Allah says, so again, the other message, do not let your wealth become a distraction.

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Do not let it distract you from the remembrance of a law.

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Another thing, what unphysical and spend what we have bestowed upon you,

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before death comes upon one of you. Then at the last at the time of death, one of you then says, Oh, my Lord, if only you would give me some restaurants, if only you would delay my death by a little, by some time, why, for a sub duck, so that I'm a given charity, welcome inside here, and I may become one of the pious,

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we will come to that realization just before death.

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So these are the messages of just two verses, sorry, two students of the Holy Quran, which we actually hear Inside Out of jemar on Friday.

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So indeed,

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the Quran and the Hadith encourages to stand on our own two feet to create wealth to acquire wealth to generate wealth. This is strongly encouraged, we are even told to work all the way up to the congregational prayer of jamara on our holiest day of the week, and then immediately returned to work after jamara. But

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this must be done with the correct understanding the correct attitude and approach the correct mentality in the correct

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in the correct manner, with the right mind. If it isn't done with a correct understanding, with the right heart, then wealth rather than being a blessing, it will become a burden and a boon. Rather than being a boon, it will become a burden rather than a blessing or become a curse.

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And that's what a lot of speaks of in this sort of sort of dilemma.

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If it's not with the right understanding, then wealth is destructive, it's corrosive, it's corrupting. You actually corrupts a person's mind and heart. It makes the person delusional and delirious. It corrupts a person's character. It makes them miserly and stingy, niggardly hard hearted, harsh of tongue

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aggressive and violent.

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Now, less someone says, well, surely the level of wealth does not make a person that violence. Violence can exhibit itself in many ways. Violence does not always have to be with with the hands and with

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with the hands and feet, does not always have to be visit physical

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violence perpetrated against others. This is the beauty of the teachings of Allah is a source of the law it was balanced, wholesome, and comprehensive.

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For generations and centuries, people have always believed that sticks and stones break bones, but words never hurts.

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physical violence was always condemned, but verbal, emotional and mental aggression were never condemned. In fact, they were never even considered to be a problem. Only now, in the last century, and especially towards the very recently, has there been a more revised understanding and a better understanding in the light of psychology

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of the harmful effects of emotional abuse, verbal abuse, verbal aggression?

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That's only recently. But despite all the advances of learning, even in psychology and psychiatry, it still hasn't reached a portion and a fraction of what the Quran and the Hadith have to tell us about

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verbal, emotional

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and mental abuse, and how these forms of abuse are sometimes even more hurtful and harmful in the long term, and more aggressive than physical violence.

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And that's validated by modern psychology, mental abuse, and verbal abuse

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are actually more dangerous and emotional, mental and verbal abuse are more dangerous, more insidious, more aggressive, and have longer lasting and harmful effects on physical abuse.

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And that's what the what and the heavies have always told us not recently from the very beginning.

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So much so that there's one verse of the Quran which mentions it so beautifully, which I will refer to in a moment when we get to homos and llamas. So that is the level of wealth indeed makes a person aggressive. But it doesn't always have to be physically aggressive. It can be aggressive, by way of emotional and verbal abuse and mental abuse.

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Some people are, in fact, in many cases, some people are not physically abusive, simply because they've got a greater control over themselves. But their abuse is much more calculate, much more insidious, far more damaging, because they do it with understanding with calculation. It's mental, emotional, and verbal.

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They know how to wear a person down, how to tear into a person's heart, how to reach the innermost and the furthest most recesses of a person's mind. They know how to, they know that rather than slap or punch someone, they can make them lose sleep by what they've saved. They attack their character, that being they reduce them to the lowest of the low, they degrade them, defame them.

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So sometimes a person may not be physically aggressive and abusive simply because a person has far more control over themselves and does their job in a much more professional and calculated manner through verbal mental and emotional abuse. So the level of wealth when unbridled, uncontrolled, indeed makes a person aggressive, and does not is that not an SES. Here, the Quran doesn't speak about physical violence, the 4am say someone who gathers wealth enumerates cam sets, and then it makes him delusional and delirious. What does he end up becoming

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someone who very easily and aggressively attacks others, defame them towards them, close jibes that engages in gossip, rumor mongering, assassinating their character, backbiting, slander, but the person will not raise

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the arm and the head either always recognizes as being extremely dangerous. And that's what level of wealth does. It makes a person aggressive. One of the reasons is because a person becomes so possessive and protective of their wealth, that they believe everyone is out there to get their wealth. So to protect their wealth and their attachment to that wealth, they will defend themselves by aggressing by being aggressive towards others, whether it's physical or mental, emotional and verbal.

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This is how wealth possesses a person makes them and

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corrodes their character corrupts their character, not just their character, but even their

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wealth makes a person delusional and

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so the poor and the Hadeeth Islam encourages us to earn wealth, but only in the right way. If it's not done in the right way than wealth possesses, we do not possess wealth, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam speaks of that so beautifully in a number of Hadith. We will be coming to sort of takaful in the next few weeks. Sort of

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the words are the beginning words are and how

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amazing and hug the castle

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the castle one upmanship,

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one upmanship, rivalry and acquisition of wealth, but the best translation will be one upmanship.

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One upmanship, has distracted,

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distracted us from what from reality.

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We spend our entire lives chasing things in order to make us happy, and we all believe happiness lies in wealth, power lies in wealth.

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And this one upmanship, this rivalry of always trying to earn more and be better than the other and more than the other and more possessions than the other. This the Gar thought this rivalry this one upmanship has distracted us from the reality of life, from the reality of our journey from our true destination, and we will remain distracted, we will remain heedless, Allah says

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the garbage or until when

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until you visit the graves throughout our lives.

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We're always chasing something which is unattainable. We seek happiness.

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Through wealth,

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but

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does it actually gains happiness? Do we gain happiness through wealth do we find what we seek in wealth?

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The poor poor, and the billionaire are both the same in living.

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He breathes Hebrew.

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He thinks he thinks.

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His body the porpoise body is nourished, and the billionaire's body is nourished.

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They can only eat a certain amount of food, you can only have one pair of clothes, or one set of clothes on your body at any one given time.

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And when we sleep,

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we sleep as a corpse.

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For in Islam, even by the understanding of the

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sleep is less a death.

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That's what sleep is.

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Death is asleep from which we will never awake. And sleep is a death from which we will do away.

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That's all it is. So when a person sleeps, he sleeps as a corpse. Is there any difference between him and a corpse? We do not know. We dream. But whether we sleeping in a medium Pam bed, on the park bench, does it make any difference once we actually do sleep.

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And the strange thing is that the once a person is happy within himself or herself, then that's fine.

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The tramp sleeps on a park bench.

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And he dreams of earning millions.

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And the multi millionaire sleeps on a million pound bed.

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But one he can't find sleep. When he eventually does sleep, he has nightmares of ending up on a park bench and losing his millions.

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And the orlimar of Islam actually described it as in these words that when a person sleeps, under who dzifa as though he's a corpse, it doesn't make any difference. So the Pope and the billionaire almost lead the same kind of life, except in what they think they have, or they don't have. The billionaire still wants to be a bigger billionaire.

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So

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wealth,

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wealth is in the acquisition and the earning of wealth is encouraged, but only if it's done responsibly. Otherwise, if it's not done responsibly, wealth destroys a person. It corrodes and corrupts their character, not just their character, but even their minds. And this is what happens under the Gemma a man and he who gathers wealth. The meaning of gathering is from everywhere, acquiring wealth from halal and Hello. trampling on others violating the rights of others. just obsessed with the acquisition of wealth, more and more, more and more. What am counts the wealth, forever checking his or her balance? How much have I earned? How much have I cashed? What does it

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all achieve in the

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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describes a beautiful hook with the Catherine one upmanship distraction

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and you will remain like this till you visit the graves. In fact, in a hadith later by Muslim Rahmatullah here late in history, the following Hadith is so beautiful, love

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it. It's thought provoking.

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And I would say memorize the words of this heading and try to understand it and reflect on it even daily.

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It's such an insightful heavy log.

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In my Muslim Rahmatullah had a really heavy thing to say so too many of the authors from a companion known as Abdullah mushahid, about the Allahu Akbar, he says that he came upon the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Once the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was reciting sort of the castle and the castle.

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That one upmanship and rivalry in acquiring wealth, and increasing wealth has distracted you until you visit the graves.

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When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam read the surah and hearken with the cursor and light and he was present.

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He said to him,

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he said to those who are present, Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, you call him Adam Marley, Marley.

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Man saves the son of Adam man says, Marley, Marley, my wealth, my wealth.

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wahala Yama

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and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then said he asked an old son of Adam, do you really have any wealth?

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In llama, fattening, except that which you have eaten and therefore, finish

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all of this blank or which you have worn and worn out,

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or the sun duck, or which you have given in charity for unburied and therefore you have sent it for yourself to your afterlife. Do you have any wealth other than these three.

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And in another Hadith again related by Muslim Rahmatullah healing history and by others, from saying that I will be a loved one. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Your kudos to Adam, men men say is the son of Adam says Molly, Molly, my wealth, my wealth,

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what you know Marla, who,

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for man has only three types of wealth, man, for that which he has eaten, and therefore finished,

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or which he has worn and worn out

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on my alpha aachener, or which he has given it in charity, and thereby hoarded a reward and wealth for himself in the

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woman, Sarah dannic. And anything other than these three categories of wealth for her that even so that is about to disappear, without equal holiness, and he is about to leave it for others.

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And that's what wealth is, Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam informs us, that man is forever saying, my wealth, my wealth, but in reality, he has no wealth.

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He has no wealth, except what he has eaten. So if there is, if there is food, which he has bought from his wealth, or food, which he has earned and acquired, when he eats that food, that food belongs to him, because he's eaten it, he's consumed it, it's nourished his body, it's given him satisfaction, and it's perished.

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If there's a set of clothes, he's worn the clothes, he's benefited by wearing those clothes, those clouds are protected him from the elements, from the elements from coal from heat from wind.

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And they protected him sheltered him clothed him, and he's worn them out. Now they're useless for anybody else. So he has made full use of those clouds, those clothes belonged to him, that food belonged to him, that food was his those clothes were his, or a third category, anything which he gives to someone else, food, clothing, shelter, accommodation, wealth, money, cash, which he gives to someone else in charity, then, even though he has given it someone else in charity, and apparently it doesn't belong to him anymore, a loss of Hannah who with the other essays, indeed, it still belongs to him, because what he gives him charity, he has secured for himself, and he has

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carved that for himself by name, it is waiting for him in the hereafter. But apart from these three things, there is nothing else which belongs to him, because everything else has not perished has not been worn out. And it's still there for the taking. So he may have a billion in his bank account. But that billion does not belong to Him, unless he eats it, or wears it. Because whatever else apart from what he has eaten, and therefore it's perished, and it's finished, apart from what he has worn, and therefore it's worn out, apart from this, anything else, even though it may be in his name, it's actually waiting to be seized by others, for whether he won't, it will disappear from him, he will

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go also with that equal holiness, and he will leave it for us. So that's what we do. We slave our entire lives, so that others may squabble over the wealth that we leave behind.

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We don't eat

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even though we can, so that we earn more money so that others may feed off that money. We have starved in order to feed others without any reward. We have lost sleep, so that others may sleep without any reward on our part. That's the reality of wealth. Wealth either possess we either possess wealth, or what possesses us. When a person possesses wealth, he uses it as a tool.

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Wealth does not use him.

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He controls wealth wealth does not control him. But once a person becomes attached to wealth, wealth possesses him his heart and his mind and it corrupts his character.

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And this can be last days here at the gym or in the modern world. Yes several and no matter who

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he thinks that wealth will give him everlasting life, wealth

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reaches a person's mind to such an extent that it makes him delusional and delirious. He actually does.

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And this message is confirmed in a number of verses of the Holy Quran.

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Again, referring to jamara I mentioned, Allah has given us a message of wealth just on jamara

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Soto Juma Sudirman, as I've already explained them, that is something else that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has encouraged us to do on jamara, which is to recite surah to buy authentic, reliable narrations. We have been promised a number of rewards for reciting Surah jamara. entirely on Friday, sorry, sort of got on Friday. One of the rewards is that when a person recites sort of took off on Friday on jamara, Allah subhanho wa Taala will create this sort of little graph will create a mood for him alight on your mood.

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In another Hadeeth, again, reliable, whoever recites Oracle jamara entirely on Friday.

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last panel with the ANA will create a new alliance for him on your walk dam

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which stretches between him and the holy gab.

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That distance between him and the holy gamma.

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There are other rewards mentioned for reciting parts of sorts of God, but this is a reward for his science and the whole sort of,

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on jamara.

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It's similar therefore, to recite sort of one of the messages of sort of a gap and one of the stories of sort of telegraph is brilliant.

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Again, this is what we learn about wealth and jamara. Allah says to the prophets of Allah while he was living sort of Telegraph, what the reblochon method Roger lane and strike for them the example give them the example of two men.

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And then I mentioned briefly, the two men one was poor, the other was extremely rich. how rich was he? for one of them, Allah says, we created gardens and orchards for

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gardens and orchards and vineyards. And these vineyards were surrounded by palm groves and other orchards.

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And there was there was a river or a beautiful stream flowing in between.

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and these orchards and these vineyards and palm groves, gave their fruits beautifully and productively and copious.

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He had extensive land. So one day he took the poor person for a tour of Islam.

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And he had much wealth from properties

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for calling Asahi, whatever you have an ACC thirimanne Kamala was on the phone. He said to his companion who was poor,

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while she was conversing with him and up for an extra roaming kamada I am greater in wealth than you are. Well as Jennifer

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and I am more of minds in terms of numbers of men.

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So I'm richer than you and more powerful than you. I can call them more people than you

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a lot and says what the hell agenda hula, hula volleyball, NFC, and he entered his garden

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is paradise on earth? What were valuable enough see whilst he was wrong for an unjust to his own soul.

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And this is what wealth does. It makes a person delusional and delirious.

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Odd amount of whom he.

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He said, I do not think that any of this will ever perish.

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This is all everlasting. That's how delusional and delirious as well made.

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But he didn't just stop there. progressively. His delusion became even greater, he became even more delirious than saying, he said Marvin, not to be the harder he Avada I do not think that any of this will perish. In fact, my oven will certify him. I do not believe that the day of reckoning will ever arise.

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There is no day of reckoning.

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Then he became even more delusional.

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He said, in fact, if for argument's sake, all of this does perish. And I don't believe there's a day of reckoning. But if for argument's sake, there is a day of reckoning

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and we will be resurrected, and we will be returned to our Lord. He said, Why don't you allow the

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If I am returned to my Lord, larger than I am in harmony, I will discover an even greater return than this meaning My Lord will give me more there than he has given me.

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That's how delusional and delirious wealth makes a person. Allah says here, that's the message of Juma also sort of guff here, yes about a mother who he thinks that his wealth will give him everlasting life. Wealth makes a person delusional and delirious. And it corrupts a person's character, how corrosive and how corrupting as well. And before I continue about the delusion of wealth,

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there's a story which

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I've heard from earlier man, and will love Allah Allah knows best if it's actually a true story or when it's an anecdote, but it illustrates the delusion and

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well illustrates the corrosive corrupting effects of wealth easily will love random if it's true bar related as an anecdote that I've heard this from the old man that there was a king and he had a humble barber. And originally, as you know, now, hair dressing the hairdressing industry is worth billions, but traditionally, virtually in most cultures, and communities, the barber

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follow the very humble, menial manual profession. So there was a king who had a humble barber.

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Now the king

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notice a change in his Barber, the barber would dress him, shave him clip his hair,

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whenever he would do it inside the palace.

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Fast, fine. He would do so very silently, calmly, knowing his place, knowing his position, not uttering a word,

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grooming, shaving and clipping the hair of the king.

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But whenever the king whenever his majesty desire to be groomed outside, on the lawn,

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in the warmth, the Bible suddenly become quite chatty and talkative, and how talkative he would groom the king and continuously say,

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your daughter, my son, your daughter, my son, your daughter, my son,

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me? What are you saying? Your Majesty, my son will marry Her Royal Highness The princess, my son will marry the Royal Her Royal Highness The princess, my son, your daughter, my son, your daughter, the king fought mad and overlooked it. Then when he groomed him inside the palace or anywhere else, totally silent. But whenever he would groom him outside on the lawn on the same spot, suddenly, my son, your daughter, my son, your daughter, you call this Vizier? And he said, explain to me What's wrong? What's What's wrong with him? He seems to become mad, only when he grows me outside.

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So there was he said, Your Majesty, show me the spot. So you showed him the spot. So Your Majesty, can you have the spot dug up? So he said, why is that your majesty? Please, as I say, so the king ordered his workman, and they dug up the spots from beneath where the throne would be put, or the chair would be placed, when the king would be groomed outside on the lawn, when they dug it, and lo and behold, they discovered treasure. So the king said, How did you know? There was he said, Your Majesty, the heat, and the effects of the wealth from even underneath the ground, was cooking his brain.

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And it had such an effect, that it made him delusional and delirious that the effects of wealth which he never knew existed, but which was actually beneath the ground, was making him delusional, and he was imagining and dreaming about his, the son of a barber, marrying Her Royal Highness The princess, but as long as he wasn't standing there, and he was somewhere else, then there would be no effect. That's a radiation of wealth.

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HalfLife radiation of wealth. So it may be an anecdote to illustrate some points.

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amply, but true or not. The Quran tells us Yes, somewhat and

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he thinks that his wealth will make him immortal, give him everlasting life, the verse of sort of the gaff, I don't think any of this will perish. And I don't think that the day of judgment will occur. And even if it does, if I am returned to my Lord, my Lord will give me more and better there than he has given me here. So it doesn't just make a person delusional and delirious. It actually met corrodes and corrupts a person's character somewhat. So they

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Make some aggressive violently verbally, emotionally and mentally aggressive. And that's how we return to the first two parts of the sorta to the words of the sorta Wayland liquid lahoma. Certainly lomasa won't be unto every backbiting. defaming person.

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backbiting

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defamation. attacking people verbally, mentally emotionally is a grave sin in Islam. Indeed.

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Lots of

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I mentioned two verses are sort of shut off and I'll translate them. They explain it peacefully malassezia you're living in LA Yes, hold on.

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A minute before I say this, as I said, there are a number of verses which tell us how wealth makes a person

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body meaning. rebellious.

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In sudo, in sudo, talana. The very first sort of hub was revealed over these verses were revealed later.

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Losses color in the limb, Santa's little heart or

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name, man transgressors, because he sees himself as independent meaning rich.

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In another they're sort of like

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what Amanda McCullough was stuck in our snafus only acetylcholine, Ursula as one who is stingy, and thinks himself independence and rich,

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and who rejects the good.

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Then soon we shall ease him to difficulty meaning we his stinginess, neighborliness, miserliness and his level of wealth and his belief in himself to be rich and independent of Allah. This will lead him to rejecting all that is good, and it will actually create a momentum for him to sin even more, that's the meaning of we shall ease him to difficult that's what wealth is. In another verse or sort of assura Allah says, what oh bustle Lahore rispoli Ribera de la bajo Phil all working in a zero the other in Masha Allah essays. And if Allah expanded and spread his sustenance for his servants, they would surely transgress and rebel in the land, but Allah only sends down of measure as much as he

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wishes.

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If Allah made every one of us so wealthy, you will be even more corrupt than we already are. That's the testimony of that verse.

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So it corrodes and corrupts a person's character. And what does it make him do? In another verse, now's the sort of the mazzy ad for amomum bar, what Arthur on here, the dunya for in the chamber here, as for one who rebels and transgressors, and gives preference to the worldly life, then janam Jain the fire is about. That's what wealth does. And part of that corruption and part of that aggression. Part of that rebellion in character is this, a person becomes verbally, mentally and emotionally aggressive towards others. This is verbal, mental and emotional violence perpetrated against our victims. Even though it may not be physical, we may not raise a finger, but this is

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violence. And this is aggression. This is injustice. This is tyranny and boo, this is evil that we perpetrate those verses are sort of Yeah, you're living in an animal as communists.

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are believers. Let's not any group of men amongst you, mock and ridicule any group of men, less those who are being mocked are better than those who are mock.

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What does that mean NASA and NASA and you're gonna hire a minimum. And no, let's not any group of women mock, deride and ridicule any group of women, less than those who are being mocked are actually better than

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then Allah says, what are the Muslim for soccer?

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Well,

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what are the Mizzou and for soccer and do not defame yourselves? Remember earlier on I said, there's one verse which describes a beautifully London's waiting Nicola Hamza and llamas, llamas that comes from lems that's the same thing that's been referred to him sort of job what are the Mizzou and for soccer

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and do not defame yourselves. Do not defame yourself interesting. Allah says here do not mock one another mentioned not mock men women should not mock mock women. Later. Allah says what are the neighbors will be allowed to not call each other by offensive names.

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Later Allah says do not backbite each other do not investigate for each other's faults. But here Allah says well as Mizzou and fossa come and do not defame yourselves.

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Why would anyone defend themselves

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So why does the Quran say what are the Mizzou emphasis on why doesn't it say like it does for all the other trades and do not backbite each other do not call out to each other with offensive names do not mock each other do not ridicule each other, why not just simply say do not defend each other? Why say and do not defame yourselves.

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quite simple. I have explained spiritedly.

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Sort of lot's of luck while he was a little monster and the member and said yeah I'm actually I'm an am and a bit of Sony he would have may have called an email

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or assembly of those who have believed with that tongues but Imam has not yet entered their hearts.

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Let me know what to him. Do not back by the Muslims and do not search for their faults.

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For indeed he who searches for the faults of the Muslims, Allah will search for his faults, and whoever's false alarm searches for you have a lo fi jiofi Allah will disgrace and humiliate Some even in the midst of his own house.

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That's the meaning of what are the Mizzou and for succumb to not defend yourselves today you seek to defend someone insha Allah, Allah will ensure that he will defend you disgrace you and humiliate you one day, even in the midst of your own home.

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That's why don't defame someone today, less tomorrow, you will be defamed. So realize that your efforts at defaming others will result only in that defamation. Her being hurled back at you like a boomerang.

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What are the Mizzou enforcer calm and to not defend yourselves? What are the neighbors who will allow them to not call out to each other with offensive names? bits of this more than any man evil are these aforementioned things as a sin after a man meaning after Allah has given you a man you still engage in this kind of aggression

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to

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the moon and whoever does not repent and these are the sinful wrong ones. Yeah, you have levina Amma which then he woke theorem in a one oh believers abstain refrain from excessive speculation and conjecture in the battle then if indeed some speculation is a sin, what are the Justice will and do not search for one another's faults? What are the Babycham Baba and do not

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back bites one another.

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He didn't forget the moon. Would any one of you wish that you eat and devour the flesh of your brother as being dead?

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Surely you will test this. So to test backbiting in the same way. Allah himself has described backbiting as a form of cannibalism.

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And

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part of the horror of candidates is

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that

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the victim lies they're helpless is a corpse. The dead person is a corpse. defenseless, helpless.

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Someone evil person can do what they want with that corpse. There is no stopping them, restraining them. The corpse is lifeless, motionless, defenseless.

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We

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are repulsed by the thought. We cringe at the very idea.

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we shake and shiver. We are disgusted.

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We refined the whole idea of nauseate that a person could eat the flesh of another human

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cannibalism is banned. And not only is it banned anyone who thinks of

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indulging in cannibalism, even in the mildest form is not only a vile criminal, but is severely mentally disturbed and unhinged. And that's how everyone all over the world views such a pass.

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person is viewed as a free specimen.

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But Allah says

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Why do you engage in the same behavior?

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When you backbite and what is backbiting? backbiting is beautifully described by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he was asked, What is backbiting? So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Vic Raka Huckabee Malhotra you're mentioning something about your brother which he dislikes

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So someone said, Yeah, rasulillah What about if it's true and it's actually to be found in such a person? Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, if it's true about him, then you have bitten his back. And if it's not true, then you've slandered him.

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So this idea that we have that all I can say to his face, and therefore it's not backbiting that's no defense. backbiting has dimension anything in their absence, which they would dislike, simple, whether it's true or untrue. In fact, if it's true, it's backbiting. If it's untrue, it's slammed.

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If the person would dislike it, it's backbite.

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And so,

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in fact, what are the neighbors who will often not caught up to each other with names, nicknames are bad, unless the person approves of them. If a person likes the nickname and approves of it, not by forcing compulsion, if the person becomes so lonely, and demoralized, and he or she thinks that everyone calls me by this name, I must be that that's what mental and emotional abuse does.

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it erodes a person's self esteem until they actually begin to believe about themselves what others accused them off. That's what mental and verbal abuse does. That how know that.

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That's what it does. And you can have extremely powerful intelligence,

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successful, striving, enterprising, rich, wealthy people who suffer from extreme low self esteem.

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And they live a life of hell, and inner turmoil and torment because of their mental emotional agony, anguish and agitation, despite the power, the influence the wealth, the glitz and the glamour.

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Because that's what emotional verbal abuse this

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person begins actually believe that about themselves. So, if a person approves of a nickname, out of desperation, or out of defeat, then that is not permissible. If someone genuinely finds the nickname, amenable, appealing, and they like it, then it's permissible. Otherwise, nicknames are Haram. If the person who is known by that nickname actually disapproves, what are the neighbors who will not call out to each other by nickname by names? And

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not even offensive names? So imagine backbiting the Koran says, When a person back bites, what do they actually do? They,

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the victim of their backbiting is like a dead corpse. helpless, defenseless.

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And just like a person attacks a dead corpse and cannibalizes it well, this person verbally, mentally and emotionally cannibalizes their own brother,

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their own sister,

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their own fellow, because like a corpse the person is defenseless. That's just part of the similarity. So Allah describes backbiting as canopus and numbs defamation and taunting, what does the law say? Allah says that ultimately you will suffer the result yourself. So we'll be rolling here won't be into it won't be until every backbiting, defaming PERS.

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He who gathers wealth, and camps, he thinks that his wealth gives them everlasting life and makes them immortal.

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The level of wealth and its acquisition and

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delusion and the delirium of wealth. This causes corruption in a person's character and leads to those kinds of behaviors mentioned in the beginning.

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What is the reward for such a person? We have everlasting power, influence and life will he become immortal? Will wealth enrich him and empower him to that degree, the poor and makes a dramatic declaration

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never

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far from becoming immortal

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and omnipotence and all powerful. The Quran says Liam, but then

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he will be disgracefully cast aside into the hope lemma. What is the problem? The crushing one or my other argument? And what do you know of the crushing mommy now loving mother? It is the ignited fire of Allah ality to polyrattan that which will rise over to the above the hearts meaning in the world. Pamela in the world.

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Fire consumes if a fire burns a person it consumes me

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incinerate

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in the US

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Hello,

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this punishments and the bobbin the adverb of Allah described here such that it will burn the person entirely except the heart,

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it will just flick at the heart the limiter II, then either it will just flicker at the heart.

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So, the person will feel the pain, then the whole body will be flushed again for the other to be regime. So, that the heart can continuously undergo this

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and it will burn the entire body until it rises peeps at the heart and flickers assets and the hearts will be fully alive and conscious and aware of the pain. But

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that will be gentlemen, a person will pray for death to death will not be

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lost lots of water protectors that are either either which will rise up the hearts or flick out the hearts

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inherit anything whatsoever, the fire will actually be enclosed,

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it will be an enclosure the fire will act as a complete enclosure. For me the moment they will be contained within a vessel and a container of fire locked and sealed.

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The ama the moment data in columns extended, which could either mean that people will be tied to the columns or that these the fire itself will be in extended columns of fire may last panel to add a nebulous term Stan the words of the holy war.

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There's a lot more to say about wealth which I will speak on hopefully differently with other hobbies and other descriptions. Another approach when we come to the gospel.

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I pray that Allah enables us to understand the words of the holy court and may lawmakers amongst those who's who have the risk of Allah and any wealth which he chooses to give in our hands, but not in our hearts. We are lawmakers amongst those who are not corrupted in character indeed, or in mind, by wealth, or by its love and attachment. May lawmakers amongst those who possess the wealth that Allah gives us as a risk and assistance and who are never will never become possessed by that wealth. And just one heavy, which is very beautiful had the prophets of Allah, Socrates later by man Timothy Leary and by others from say, the noble cup shall be a lot one. He said the Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, For Earth, and similarly hiner what had Ethan favourable, there are three things on which I swear.

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And there is one Hadith which I relate to you, therefore remember, it's preserved. As for the three on which I swear, they are,

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that never does wealth given, never does the wealth of a servant given in southern charity, never does it decrease. It's never reduce. That's the first thing on which I swear. The second thing,

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never is a person never does a person suffer any wrong or injustice. And then he is patient over that wrongdoing and injustice that he or she has suffered, except that last panel with the other increases him or her in is an honor and dignity.

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And the third thing by which on which I swear, is that never does the servants of Allah, open the door of asking and begging, except that Allah opens the door of poverty on

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these are the three that I swear on. And as for the Hadith, which I relate to you fafa who therefore remember it presented? What does that he then says reliable, authentic, Eddie's in the mudumalai are bad enough for the world, is only for four types of people.

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I've done

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a lot of Merlin wearing

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servants of Allah has given and granted wealth and knowledge meaning understanding.

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So he fears a lot in that wealth.

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And he strengthens and bonds, the ties of kinship and blood in his family through that wealth.

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And he works

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with the rights of Allah He does deeds, and he does things with that wealth with the rights of Allah, meaning fulfilling the rights of

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, for her to be vanilla mana zero, this servant of Allah is in the best and the most virtuous of all the grains.

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Then the second servant is one

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Allah has not granted wealth. But Allah has granted him knowledge, meaning understanding.

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So he looks at the first. And he says, If Allah would grant me wealth as he has given to him, then I would do what he does, in that he would feel like that wealth,

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strengthen the ties of kinship, bond and bled through that wealth, and he would work deeds with that wealth, fulfilling the rights of Allah. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the second one, he doesn't have the wealth, but this is his Nia This is his intention for a Jew who masala so his reward and the reward of the first is equal.

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The third person abdon,

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a servant and Allah has granted wealth, but Allah has not granted him understanding and knowledge. So he does not feel alive in that wealth. And he does not strengthen the bonds and the links and the ties of kinship and blood and family with that wealth. And he does not work in that wealth by fulfilling the rights of Allah.

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, he isn't the worst of grades and degrees.

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And the fourth servant is one whom Allah has not given wealth, orange standing. So he looks at the third person. And he says, If I have been given wealth like he has, than I do what I do what he does, meaning he would end up not fearing a lot and that wealth, not joining and bonding the ties of kinship and blood and family with that wealth, and working in that wealth in such a way that he would not fulfill the rights of Allah. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, even though he doesn't actually do the deeds of the third person, this is his intention. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, For his robomaster, where the burden of the sin is equal for the third and the

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fourth, imagine.

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So when we look at others who have wealth, and we aspire to be like them, to do what they do, to live their lifestyle, by the testimony of Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam.

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We actually share either their reward, or we share their sin and punishment. The difference is, at least he's enjoying it. We don't have it. We don't enjoy it. We just salivate and look at we just look at it and dream about it and salivate. But by the words of Rasulullah sallallahu leaves them it's authentic D our punishment and our burden of sin is actually equal in the same way I love Texas. We are lawmakers amongst the amongst either the first or the second

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was a lot more subtle manner after he was sworn into being an early he was certainly

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a lot more alert.

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