The Upper Hand #03

Sajid Ahmed Umar


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I ask you, my dear brothers and sisters, earlier I said that whenever in this world, we spend, and we do not see an immediate return before the grave. We consider it what? A sacrifice, right? That's what we do. If somebody does charitable work, we say, thank you very much for your sacrifice. That's what we say. Right? He gave his time he wasn't paid for his time. That's a sacrifice. He gave his wealth.

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And he didn't get anything in return before the grave that is a sacrifice. But by Allah, I asked you, can you sacrifice something you don't own? Can you

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if I gave you 10,000 Ringgits? And I said, So and so I will call you next week and tell you where to transfer this money to? When I do so. And you carry out the transfer? Can I? Or can you tell the person who you transferred the money to? I've sent you some money, I've sacrificed it. Can you do that? You can't. It wasn't your money. You didn't know sacrifice whatsoever. You cannot sacrifice what you don't own. My dear brothers and sisters, if you understand that Allah has bought your time, and he's bought your wealth in exchange for Paradise, and he is the owner of this time, and he is the owner of this wealth. We are not sacrificing anything, my dear brothers and sisters, we don't

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own it. But Allah is Most Merciful as we discussed yesterday. He is perfect from ever, and is perfect forever. He doesn't need you to spend in his path for him to be greater. And if you don't, you don't remove from His Majesty subhanho wa taala. When you do spend the way he has instructed you do and from your time and your wealth, what happens? Allah rewards you and what do you call this situation? When you spend something and you get something greater in return? What is that called?

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Investment. See, the businessmen are smiling, Mashallah. They love that term investment. Some were nodding off now the awake, where's the investment? Right? That's an investment when you spend for the sake of Allah and Allah makes your agenda more beautiful. From your time in your wealth. Allah has invested your spending, it has come back to you with greater returns. And this My dear brothers and sisters, his perspective. And this, my dear brothers and sisters is context and this is what Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came to teach us. He taught us that the wealth we aspire for, according to Allah subhanho wa Taala And subhanAllah Allah He we fight over this wealth. He taught

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us that this wealth which we aspire for, according to Allah does not equate to the wing of a mosquito Subhanallah the wing forget the mosquito, the wing of a mosquito, this world and everything it contains, with Allah subhanho wa Taala does not equate except to the wing of a mosquito. So what about many, which is a portion of this world and what it contains, in equates to a portion of the wing of a mosquito? By Allah. It does not equate to anything valuable, the way we make it out to be my dear brothers and sisters. He taught us perspective. He taught us sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, wala termo den eignet Illa mammoth Terra nappy as

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minims murottal hayati Dounia, Lena Festina, whom fee what is score of Baker Hi Euro, Luca, he said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaching us that Allah revealed to him and do not extend your eyes towards that by which we have given enjoyment to some people.

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Meaning the splendor of this worldly life. Allah says the splendor we have given them is the way by which we test them. And Allah says, and the provision of your Lord is better and more enduring. The provision of your Lord is better and more enduring Subhan Allah and in teaching us perspective, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us that this wealth would you and I love so much and you and I hold steadfast onto so tightly. He taught us sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that it is a test. It is a test. Many of us think we only been tested when we go through adversity, when someone passes away. When we lose that business deal, when we lose our job, we say Subhan Allah we being tested.

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Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he taught us perspective, he taught us that when Allah gives you he's also testing you so panoro Bl Allah

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He said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaching us that which Allah revealed to him for Amal in San either Murtala Hora boo for a Kurama who went to Amma for your Kulu Robbie acraman Subhan Allah He, Allah subhanahu LSAS. And as for man, when his Lord tries him, test him, Allah says when his Lord tests him, how Allah when Allah is generous to him, and favors him.

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Subhanallah Little did we know because we don't read our book. We don't ponder over this is, Allah has said, As for mankind, when his Lord tests him, how? By giving him financial standing by giving him material well being what does he say? He says, My Lord has honored me while I'm either my patella who forgot early he riska for your code, Robbie Hannon, but when Allah tests him, by taking away that financial standing or material well being and restricts His provision, he says My Lord has humiliated me. Allah Who Stan Allah says color Bella to criminal Yeah, team. This is not the case. Kela Bella to criminal Yeah, team, Allah to have buena Allah to me. miskeen was coluna Terrassa UCLA

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lemma was to a boon al mal been Jama. Allah says no, no, it's not the case that your Lord has Dishonored you rather it is a case that you do not honor the orphan and you consume inheritance and you devour it all together, and you love wealth, not just with any love, but an immense love. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us love money more than Allah subhanho wa Taala Amin, Amin yarrabilba alameen Allah He My dear brothers and sisters, by Allah yesterday, I had to sit and listen, listen to one of our team members in my submission,

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saying how we are some Muslims in certain countries that have too fast because they don't have food. They don't have food. They go six days without eating. And then when they get a chance to eat, they eat flour mixed in water.

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flour mixed in water my dear brothers and sisters

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these are our Muslim brothers and sisters.

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And they exist. They exist My dear brothers and sisters what has happened to us what has happened to us that we've taken material well being and given it a status far higher than than the human being. And it's so ironic. Allah subhanho wa Taala says who are levy Haleakala Kumar fill out the Jamia Allah says it is Allah who created everything in this world for you. Everything in this world for you to be of service to you. And we have taken it and made it more important than the people that Allah has created this thing for what has happened to us. Mahara Kabira Bickle curry, what has put us in a deception of Allah, who is generous, who is Karim

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says in an amazing eye on my dear brothers and sisters to

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to bring us back to reality and we need reality in our life. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, a Lambo and Mal HYAH to do Nia Lebu Allah who was ina to whom by ina qu Mata katsu feel

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on to dunya on my HYAH to dunya Illa Mata Hooroo. Listen with to attentive as to what Allah subhanho wa Taala said about this life, he says know that the life of this world is but amusement and diversion and adornment and boasting to one another and competing in the increment of your wealth and your children. The example of this life is like the example of rain that falls upon plants

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and allows growth which pleases the farmers. Then Allah says, it dries up and you see the plants turning yellow, and then it becomes debris and in the Hereafter, his severe punishment and in the hereafter also His forgiveness from Allah and approval. And what is this worldly life except in

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enjoyment of delusion, Allah, Allah, Mr. Han, Allah, Allah Mr. And this is the reality. My dear brothers and sisters are servants of Allah and our children of Adam understand, this wealth will not remain. It does not exist as a static presence. It has a volatile presence in our life, it changes. Sometimes it's more, sometimes it's less, everything in life reaches a peak, and then it spirals into decline. Super Powers came, and they went, where are they today? Rich people came, and they passed away and died and their wealth was taken by the inheritors Subhanallah Subhanallah, a famous poet, when he saw Spain, Spain

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coming out of the hands of the Muslims, with tears, he said, liquid cliche in either term and auxano phala you heard rub up billary she Insano. He said, he said, everything in life reaches its peak. And once it reaches its peak, it will spiral into decline. So mankind should not be deceived by a good life. Don't be deceived by a good life. May Allah subhanahu Attallah grant us this understanding. I mean, mean, my dear brothers and sisters,

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you and I have been conditioned to understand how important matters are by looking at the package that Allah subhanho wa Taala the package that has been placed with that particular thing, not so, right. We aspire to be a CEO. Why? Because the package that comes with being a CEO is amazing. That's why you aspire to be a CEO, you aspire to be a doctor, why the respect the financial presence, the opportunities that are packaged for a doctor are amazing. So you are as you become inspired to become a doctor. Right? In management, we say in management, we say reward is proportional to effort. Right? If the reward is great, that means the effort must be great as well.

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Right? If the reward is great, right for you to have that reward, it needs great effort. And that great effort comes with a great title in the sherry or we say a Jezza Minjin Scylla Mel, again reward is prep is is relative to the type of effort offered reward from Allah is proportional to the type of effort offered