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Ramadan 2019 – Ep. 26

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Sajid Ahmed Umar

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What does Islam Have To Say About Being A Billionaire-!

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Bismillah salat wa salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah He wasabi woman wala Welcome everyone to Ramadan reminders episode number 26. This Ramadan 1440 years after the hit of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to Medina and I take you to sutra to us Ayah number 70 for today's episode, in which Allah subhanho wa Taala says or better the FEMA COVID la de tierra, while at San Jose de Baca, Amina dunia Allah subhanho wa Taala reveals to us

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what the people said to our room after Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed him with much financial standing and material well being with much of the dunya with much of the treasures of this world. They said to him, but seek through that which Allah has given you, the home of the hereafter. And while you do that, do not forget your share of the world. Allah subhanho wa Taala when he mentioned to us these realities in his book and he reveals it to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for the Ummah at large, when we understand a lesson, and a reality of the Sharia of Islam, and this reality, is another principle or universal principle principle of success. And Allah subhanho wa Taala here

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is teaching us that when we live in this world, we should not treat this world as an end in and of itself, but rather as a means to an end. Because everything regarding the temporary meaning the life of this world can never be an end, in and of itself. Rather it is a means to an end it is a means to the hereafter. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is teaching us that if you want to succeed, then take this principle and implement it and apply it and that is, seek to which Allah has given you the hereafter because what Allah has given you is a means to an end, and not an end, in and of itself, the food that you eat, it's not an end in of itself, right? We don't eat for the sake of eating we eat to

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live the money that Allah has given you. It's not an end in and of itself, the breasts that Allah has given you the heartbeats that Allah has given you. All this is not an end in and of itself. It's a means to an end, but you have to do something with it. The money that Allah has given you, you have to do something with it. So what should you do seek the hereafter with the dunya that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given you, but Subhana Allah, look at the balance in Islam. Look at the balance. Allah subhanho wa Taala immediately thereafter teaches us that from the Sharia is that we should not forget our share of the world. And note Allah says, share of the world. Allah doesn't say

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do not forget the entire world. Allah says do not forget a share of it meaning that which you need that which you need to ensure that you are able to seek the hereafter from the dunya that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given you. This is the reality and this is the balance brothers and sisters in Islam. And some of the scholars say that so Pamela, this is so eloquent and all the ayah in the Quran eloquent because sometimes you find someone extremely amazing in business and then he comes across this ayah and he fears Allah subhanho wa Taala and then he closed the shop, because he feels that Pamela What am I doing? seeking money allows me to seek the answer. Allah says seek the Hara,

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but don't forget your share of the dunya. And this happened at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam with some of the Sahaba took an incorrect understanding they went to one of the wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and asked her about the prophets of Allah for Allah. He was the lambs habits. So after they listened to her, they took a an incorrect understanding and someone said, if this is the messenger, Subhana Allah, what about us? So one person said, As for me, I will not sleep I will stand the entire night in prayer. That's it. The other person said, As for me, I won't eat. I will fast every day. That's it. The other person said,

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As for me, I won't marry that's it. Right? And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam heard this, this was brought to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his attention and he ascended the member and he addressed the Muslims. He called them together. And he says, What am I hearing? What is what are these statements that I'm hearing from a people that they think they will, they won't eat, and they think they won't sleep and the thing they won't marry is is As for me, I eat and I fast, I sleep and I pray, and I marry as well. And whoever goes against my son that is not from me. So panela This is the balance. This is the balance, and that's why brothers and sisters in a snap.

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being rich in and of itself is not something praiseworthy, and it's not something that

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is not something that is praiseworthy, and it's not something that isn't praiseworthy, in and of itself. We don't praise being someone who's rich, and we don't dispraise someone who's rich. Rather we look at how he earned that money or how she entered money and how they spent that money. That is what is that is the yardstick based on these

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To habits, and why do I cite these two habits? Because Allah will ask us about these two things on the DF Tam. How did you earn it? And how did you spend it with regards to money? It's the only thing that has a do question attached to it. So Pamela, two questions attached to you. It's not about how you end it. It's also about how you spend it. It's not about how you spend it is also about how you earned it. So if you do it, right, both ways, this is praise worth. Right. And if you spend it the correct way, it means you have that money in your hands, not in your heart. And this is the reality brothers and sisters in Islam of the Sahaba. Because do I mean, this is information inshallah? I

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don't think you know, but let me ask, did you know that

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six of the 10, six of the 10, who were promised Jenna, before they passed away, were billionaires in today's day and age billionaires, brothers and sisters in Islam.

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And they were promised gender before they passed away.

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Yes, why? The money was in the hands. Not in the heart.

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You see, it was in the hands, they manipulated the wealth, the wealth didn't manipulate them. It didn't change the character. It didn't change their spending habits. It didn't divert them of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It didn't didn't make them desire, the dunya that they didn't need. Right? And so on and so forth. And so Pamela, me in one of the, one of the instances, one of the one of the six from these 10, who are billionaires, some, someone from his relatives asked him just for some financial help, he gave him an entire plot of land between two mountains. This is money in your hands, not in your heart, brothers and sisters in Islam. Right. And they gave more and Allah gave

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them more because it is because Allah subhanho wa Taala. So don't discourage your children from becoming rich, but discourage them from becoming rich in a way where their money is in the heart, not in the hands, discourage them from loving money. Right? But don't discourage them from taking the means. If Allah enriches them and hamdulillah they use that money to support a lion is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, right? The the Ummah needs media channels, it's costly, the woman needs its aroma and do art. And students have knowledge supported so they can apply themselves. It's expensive. Today, you know, we want the Imam to build the community, but we spend

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more on the mineral than we spend on the Imam salary. And some people say, Well, why because we raised money for the Minato we spend it on the menorah. But as for the moms lmd which which one of us has the money to pay for the man well, so don't fear being rich? Take the means, but keep that money in your hands, not in your heart. Right? This is an example. So

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take understand this. Well, now Yes, if you if you notice in your child that your child doesn't have the ability, you see as a parent that no my child to Pamela, if he gets the dounia he has an internal struggle to manage this dunya he will fall hook line and sinker for this money and it will empty his heart and not remain in his hands. Yes, here then you apply a different approach. And this is part of parenting. This is part of therapy. Right? And nobody said parenting was easy. It's a project. It is a project. Right? It requires changes. It requires quarterly reviews, it requires

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you know, eventful paradigm shifts and so on and so forth. The point is brothers and sisters in Islam, the Sherry our preachers balance, don't make people hate the dunya make them understand that the dunya is a means to an end. And they need to apply themselves with some of it to seek the home of the hereafter that Allah subhanho wa Taala has, has has bled has blessed the Muslims with and share with them examples from the from the lives of lives of automatically a fan of the law. And well, what palha

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palheiro Viola and the document even for the oma one, and a reader robiola here and share with them these examples so that they have practical case studies of what it means to possess wealth, to have a loss of power and open the dunya for you. But to handle No matter how much of the dunya opens. A big agenda always opens for you. Because the dunya never ever pulls you to it because the reality of the heart is if it gets attached to the dunya it becomes further away from the ACA. It can't be attached to both at the same time. lesson for today. What does the femur attack Allah who worked on the femur attack Allah who will attend San Jose becoming adonia seek to that which Allah has given

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you the home of the hereafter. And don't forget your share of this world. I love you for the sake of Allah until next time, Sonnambula alikum warahmatu pocket