Moments with the Qur’an #9

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Sajid Ahmed Umar

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Episode Notes

In today’s episode we discuss the following:
1. Two commands from one aayah in Surah Baqara towards the believers in relation to earnings and gratitude.
2. The statement of some who justify their interest based deals and other forbidden earnings by saying: “Sustenance is from Allah, so if I earn my money, even in a forbidden (Haraam) way, it was meant for me! So how can it be Haraam!”.
3. We also discuss a question related to whether money is an actual blessing or curse.
4. Finally, is money Obtained or Ordained.

Episode Transcript

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh everyone welcome to episode nine moments with the Quran this Ramadan today we take an ayah from Surah Baqarah in which Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yeah levena Maluku,

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Rosa Aparna comb wash guru Lila he in guten iya, who terrible due to Panama Allah subhanho wa Taala addresses the believers in this and he commands the believers to that which he commanded the prophets towards as well for Allah subhanho wa Taala in another is said, Yeah, a U haul Rasul kulu mina de Bhatt, Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded the messengers to eat from that which is halal in pure and in this commander lies commanding them to earn that which is halal and pure. And this is the same insulting doctor. But Allah subhanho wa Taala at this time is commanding the believers. So he commands the believers to that we should commanded the messengers eat from the provisions of

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Allah that which is halal, that which is permissible and in a halal and permissible way. And then Allah further commands the believers in the ISO to Bukhara towards being grateful to Allah showing gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala if we are indeed worshipers of Allah subhanho wa Taala there's so many lessons panela in this ayah Firstly, brothers and sisters in Islam, obviously we need to earn in a halal way we need to consume halal sustenance This is a command from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this teaches us that our jobs and our quest to earn Hillel is an reedbed. So worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we need to remember this every time we go out to work, whether we are

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employers or employees or whatever profession we are in, remember, that you are in agenda building exercise before you are in a in a in an exercise that ends you gold and silver coins, or in today's terminology, notes and currencies and so on and so forth. Remember this, that you are an agenda building exercise first because you are worshiping a lion what you do seeking help and sustenance, that Allah will reward you and if it was your agenda will grow bigger. And we should remember this so that we assist ourselves against a path for this battle whenever we go out to seek our sustenance in the dunya kosha knows that money is a weak point for us. So he pushes us here he pushes us they

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he tries to skew our paradigms and kick us off center so that we disobey Allah subhanho wa jal, right, and then instead of getting a big agenda, we get a big Alpha Male vasubandhu Allah protect us and miniato So remember, you are in agenda building exercise. Then remember also brothers and sisters in Islam, that Allah is the provider, you're not you don't provide for you for yourself or your family is Allah who is the provider you are just putting into effect the effort which Allah asked you to do. But no matter what you do, you will only get from Allah that which Allah has written for you to get, you will never be able to use up a minute amount from the treasures of Allah

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subhanho wa Taala that he hasn't written for you. Remember this? Allah is the sustain your actions will judge whether what you eat is halal or haram. Some people say, Well, if Allah is the Sustainer, then let me steal. And if I'm successful, then I was meant to eat this. Brothers and sisters, yes, you are meant to eat, what you are, what you have eaten, and what you will eat, no doubt about it. But your actions will will govern whether you will be rewarded for what you eat, or whether you will be sinful for what you eat. And there's a famous story that goes back to I'll even be part of rhodiola one where he went to pray. And he left his his his his animal, and he asked someone to look

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after his animal once he went to pray. When he came back, he didn't find the person. And he also didn't find his saddle. The saddle on the animal was gone. He looked around, and he found the saddle on somebody else's animal. So he went to that person and said, This is my saddle. And that person said no, I bought it for its price. I paid its price, and from a person who was standing next to that animal, so I said, How much did you pay for it? The person said I paid

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two,

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two silver coins. So I did all the loved ones and Subhanallah when I left the masjid in my mind, when I left the prayer in my mind, I thought I must give the person two silver coins for looking after my animal to handle our brothers and sisters in Islam. The two silver coins were going to come but his actions dictated whether it was going to come in a Halloween or a haram way. So remember this brothers and sisters in Islam. Also thank Allah subhanho wa Taala because Ally's the provider, don't attribute success to yourself. Don't attribute your financial standing and material well being to yourself. Don't be like the man with the with the two gardens and so to recap, Allah gave him

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gave him gave him he became arrogant. He started believing it's all about him. He started telling people I'm better than you I'm richer than you and I don't think I'm going to die and if I die, Allah will definitely give me a better gentle garden than the garden I have now no brothers and sisters in Islam, humble yourself, the more you earn the

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More you should worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. And thank Allah for if you think Allah allow an increase for you. And if you don't think Allah then Allah punishment will come and it can be taken away just as it was given to you. Like what happened to the man with the two garden and so little gap Allah took it away because of his arrogance. Allah says thank Allah, if you are indeed worshipers of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Right, so we should be grateful to align, remember where the sustenance came from, and be humble and follow the rules and regulations of the Sharia with regards to how we earned it. And also the encouragement of the Sharia in terms of spending it and giving it

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in the path of Allah because what we are going to eat we are going to eat and giving it in the path of Allah pleases Allah, and it brings to us further rewards. So brothers and sisters in Islam, we learn from this, that money isn't a curse necessarily, or a blessing necessarily. It all depends on how we earn it and how we spend it. And that's what Allah subhana wa tanunda dear PM, he will ask us with regards to money, two questions. How did you earn it? And how did you spend it to Pamela we almost pennyweight Allah bless our sustenance and keep us humble and keep us grateful and increase for us. I mean, your blood I mean, until another moment with the Quran Salam O Allah He alikum

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warahmatu over again.