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Sajid Ahmed Umar

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Manny Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen ob Hina standing on a Sunday on a Sunday Mahatma nabin Amina atina Muhammad Ali Abdullah or Allah Allah He was so happy he was seldom at the Sleeman kathira on Elijah Medina my bag. Love mala and Milena Illa alum Tina indika interlingual Hakeem Subhana color Elena Illa lm tena in nica interlingual Hakeem Allah Molina Marian phono when Fina Bhima Alam tena Allahumma Inanna o to becoming a million for woman,

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a woman Neff, Silla, touchbar

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amin, amin de la isma or BSc Allah to assume it will be canister in rubbish roughly Saudi oil Sara Lee Emery wash, Aqua data Melissa and E. coli. My dear brothers and sisters, my dear mothers and fathers Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatu.

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All praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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The one who said

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women who mean hiring fairly unphysical woman metal, una elaborative Ah, our de la

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minha de la con one to lead with lemon. All praise belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala who said that what you spend in goodness is for yourself and what you spend for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala or what you spend is not but for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala and what you spend from goodness will be presented to you in rewards, and you will not be wronged and peace and salutations be upon Muhammad Ali Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who said until you have been Adam, unified Allah, peace and salutations be upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who said spend, Oh son of Adam, and you will be spent upon We seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala from the evils of our

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souls and the adverse consequences of our deeds. Whomsoever Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees guidance upon the non kin was guide that person and whomsoever Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees misguidance upon the man can guide him. ask Allah subhanho wa Taala from the outset of our sitting, to make this a gathering, that he has a good word and follows it to make this a gathering that is forgiven upon the departure. And ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us a gathering that is united time and time again in this dunya for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala as well as united in the after, in the highest of all paradises. Indeed, Allah subhanho wa Taala is upon what evil I mean.

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are servants of Allah, no children of Adam. First things first, as I started off yesterday's talk, I remind myself first and foremost, as well as remind you all that are sitting together here is solely for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala is solely for the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. In the setting of ours, we intend a great agenda. We intend our scales on the Hereafter, or in the after, to become heavier. We intend this to be the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. In anything we learn, and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to teach us is also from the objectives of us coming together. However, it is rather a secondary objective May Allah subhanho wa Taala. grant us the

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understanding.

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My dear brothers and sisters,

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I want to start off this particular talk

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with a true story about a person who I believe is from the close ones to Allah subhanho wa Taala. His name

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is Mohammad melief nadie.

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A worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala that passed away earlier in the year.

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Mohammed monese nadie was a person

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who came from a Yemeni background,

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grew up in their asylum, a city in Africa and came from a wealthy family they

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had a business which was an oil business. And around 15 to 18 years ago.

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This gentleman, Rahim Allah

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traveled to to a country known as Malawi, a country known as Malawi and I'm sure it's known to many of us because less

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has many Malawians who have settled here.

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And this man, as Allah subhanho wa Taala, blessed him with wealth was a man that spent for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he spent in such a way that his right hand or his left hand, would not know what the right hand spent Subhanallah This is how secretive he was. In his spending. It was known that he was a man of higher of goodness of charity, but how much or the level of his hair and charitable work was never known except after his death.

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When he passed away early in the year, I can tell you that it felt like Malawi came to a halt. statements were passed, that he was a man that revived Islam in this country.

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And I remember speaking to one of the Messiah in Saudi Arabia informing him of the death of Mohammed Medina de, and he said, in LA, or in LA or June, I put an estimate to what he spent in a few projects that I know, at 20 million US dollars.

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And he says, that's what I know.

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And later on,

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a press release was done, stating the activities of this man in Malawi, and in it were statements explaining that he booked hundreds of massages,

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and hundreds of modalities, and he built centers responsible for new Muslims, and centers responsible for orphans. And he was responsible for the education of many many poor Malawians through sending them abroad and educating them this news came out after he passed away. This is a man are servants of Allah, are children of Adam. He was a man that when he saw goodness happening, and the people engaged in that goodness did not pass through his place to ask for some funds for some donations to help with the running of that place. This was a man who would go into contemplation, he would become upset.

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Why? Because it stopped thinking, What sin did I do? That Allah subhanho wa Taala did not inspire those people doing good to come and ask me for some finances so I could participate as well in that good. This was the level of this person or servants of Allah. And with the story I asked each and every one here

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that way are those people today?

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Where are those people today? Well, ah, he when he passed away.

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It was a great shock to myself. It was because he was always a man trying to get through to Allah subhanho wa Taala I remember him telling me time and time again that MiG tau for me that Allah softens my heart. I feel like I have a hard heart upon Allah Subhana Allah, and I consoled myself remembering the ayat in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala when he said, Allah in the Olia of La, la Whoa, finale him while at home. Yes, no. And Latina Amman. What can we attack Ooh, la Mola, Boucher, Phil hayati dunia waffle era. Let's have theoretically Mattila. I remember the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala when he said that indeed for the Olia of Allah, those who are extremely

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pious, the close ones to Allah subhanho wa Taala giovanelli him, there is no fear for them, whatever we have known and Do not be sad for them, and they also will not be sad. Who are they? Yeah, Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala said, and letting me know, they were those who believed or can we attack on and they were God conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They looked after the laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala every time and then Allah subhanho wa Taala said lahoma, Lucia, sylheti dunya of Africa. They are those that will receive glad tidings. They are those that will receive glad tidings in this world before their death, as well as in the hereafter. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from

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amongst those that receive glad tidings upon our death. I mean, it is with this My dear brothers and sisters that are introduced this topic of benevolence, this topic related to the importance of spending in the path of Allah subhanahu what

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it is important, my dear brothers and sisters, my dear mothers and fathers, that we understand the great method Islam has

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nurturing us, Islam does not command us towards something, or give us a gift and leave us as is. This is not the way of Islam. Allah subhanho wa Taala makes this manifest in that he commands us towards a taco. He commands us towards attaining God consciousness and piety. And he didn't leave us at that instruction. Rather, he commanded us towards an act of worship that helped us attain a taco, just as we witnessed in the month of Ramadan, when we had to engage in fasting, which was considered an obligation. Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says in Surah Baqarah in the second Jews, yeah, a new levena Manu. O you who believe

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katiba la Kumasi

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fasting has been prescribed upon you can coochie ba Ll levena mukava leikam just as it was prescribed upon those before you why

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the Allah contact upon so that you may attain a taco, you may attain a taco. It is a means of attaining taco. It is a means of attaining God consciousness, a means of attaining fear from the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala and a means of erecting a barrier between ourselves and the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this is how Islam nurtures us. It doesn't command us towards something except that it provides an avenue for us to attain that which we have been commanded to. Also, if we look at Salah Allah subhanho wa Taala at will gll Allah has

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commanded us towards staying away from that which is immoral and that which is disliked, by Allah subhanho wa Taala so Allah subhanho wa Taala made obligatory upon us, this Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala said, In a similar

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fashion

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that the Salah puts an end to all that which is immoral, and all that which is the disobedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala when we understand this are servants of Allah, and oh Children of Adam, then understand that Allah Subhana who Allah has blessed us with countless blessings, with countless blessings, blessings that will always remain a blessing because of its nature, and some of the blessings that will be blessings, if we utilize them in a way that Allah subhanho wa Taala has commanded us to

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the topic of discussion today is wealth. Is wealth, a near a blessing, or is it a newcomer a means of doom and destruction. We Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all. When we look at wealth, my dear brothers and sisters, in general, when we look at society, and we look at their relationship with wealth, we find that society is attached to it, they are attached to wealth, they consider it a part of oneself to such an extent, that they amass this wealth, for they believe that the presence of this wealth entails the presence of oneself.

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Does that make sense? The presence of this wealth entails the preservation and the presence of one's self. This wealth is something attained through sweat, you strive you work, you look for employment, you work long hours, it may it might be a case that you have to be transferred to another country and have to spend time away from your family. There is a lot of difficulty that one has to exert, or a lot of effort rather, that one has to exert and a lot of difficulty that one has to experience in most cases to attain this wealth. Thus, it becomes cleverly attached to the self. And when it becomes attached to the self. It becomes a burden as task to spend as well. A burden is task to

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spend this wealth, especially when it comes to spending in avenues that do not allow us to see the benefits of those avenues in our life. But allow me to share with you a reality check. a reality check for this wealth. Oh sevens have

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Allah And indeed We are servants of Allah and oh Children of Adam,

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is not anything obtained.

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It is not an entity obtained. Rather it is an entity ordained, write that down with golden ink in your minds and in your hearts. It is not an entity obtained yes we sweat. Yes we work, but don't ever feel that I earned it and obtained it rather understand that it is an element ordained. Allah subhanho wa Taala makes this clearly manifest in his book, as did Allah subhanho wa Taala make this clearly manifest in the revelations before the Quran. I recited to you yesterday in our morning topic, and I and I will repeat that I again, Allah subhanho wa Taala said in LA hash star Amina, meanie

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fusa home

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bn Allahu

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Allah subhanho wa Taala said that Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala has purchased has purchased from the believers, yourself and myself, their lives as well as their wealth, for indeed for them is gender. Allah subhanho wa Taala purchased what we think is important for something

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he purchased what we think is important and gave us in a transaction that which is truly important. Allah subhanho wa Taala bought from us that which is cheap and gave us in return that which is expensive. Allah subhanahu attallah says why then le E. Sitara t? Well in G ri well Quran that this patches and this transaction that we are telling you about in this Quran is something that was manifestly present and clear in the Torah as well. Those before you were taught this lesson as well.

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And this lesson is also in the engine. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, woman over big demon Allah, who is more fulfilling in their promise in their transaction, other than Allah subhanho wa Taala who is more fulfilling first step Shirou. So glad tidings to you. Be happy, be resilient, be excited be by Rico Levy, but yet to be for this transaction that has taken place between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala with ellika who will foes will have him and that indeed is the greatest of all success. Allah subhanho wa Taala further says My dear brothers and sisters in Surah, two SFX Yeah,

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To g mean either been any Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Oh you who believe addressing yourself and myself and as the LM after fcsa when Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Oh, you who believe sit up and pay attention. He's addressing you. He's addressing you so pay attention to what Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling you, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, should I not point you towards a transaction towards a trade to G komen as I've been adding, that will save you from a great punishment? Do you want to know that trait? What does Allah subhanho wa Taala say? To me no Nabila he also he went to jail he una de sabi Leela, Hebei.

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fusi come, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah and believe in the message of his prophet and strive in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala with both your wealth and your life, spend your time serving the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and that is better for you. If you only knew the reality, my dear brothers and sisters, is that this wealth, which

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we aspire for, is not ours. But it's Allah subhanho wa Taala It is Allah Subhana who attacked us. And yesterday I shared with you a golden lesson. And that was when you understand that this wealth is not yours, but this wealth is Allah subhanho wa Taala LS, then understand that when you release this wealth from your possession you have in the past of Allah subhanho wa Taala then you have invested that wealth, you haven't lost that wealth. You haven't sacrificed that wealth, for it was never yours to sacrifice. It was an Amana and a trust which Allah subhanho wa Taala gave to you. He bought it from you and then placed it in your possession.

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As a trust, he gave some people more. And he gave some people less. However, the common factor between all his giving was that what he gave you as a trust, it was something ordained, and not something obtained. I said earlier that this wealth is cheap. And this is eminent and evident in the fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala passed this wealth on to the disbelievers as well. If this wealth was worth anything, Allah subhanho wa Taala would never have given this wealth are servants of Allah, that we hold so close to our hearts does not equate to the Wink of a mosquito with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Understand this, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah Taha wala Tama

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Isla de as well

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as Zhu min Hamza

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dounia, Allah subhanho wa Taala says and do not extend your eyes towards that which we have given enjoyment to some people in society do not extend your eyes meaning to not become amazed and feel rejected and dejected, because you didn't get some of the trivial wealth that was given to others. What does Allah subhanho wa Taala say? Lena Steena home Fie, this wealth which we gave them it was a test, a test to them. So panoply Allah Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, What is karateka Cairo, Africa and the sustenance of Europe is better and will remain, the sustenance of Europe is better for you, and will remain Subhan Allah, how Allah subhanho wa Taala in this is this is a Jeep, Allah

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He how Allah subhana wa Jalla he tells us that when you live in goodness and ease and you enjoy material well being and you enjoy financial standing, understand that you are being tested. Understand that you are being tested, many of us when things are good, and smooth and easy. We feel we are living in a blessing. Yes, it is a blessing by Allah. But make sure it remains a blessing by you remembering that it is a test as well. And what Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to see from you is will you thank Allah Subhana who uttered and as a result insha Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala will increase for you. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, What? Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about this

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concept of mankind and how sometimes they live in Oblivion, Allah subhanho wa Taala says a million Zen is Emma patella horrible for a Chroma who went to Emma for your cold or be croman. Allah subhanahu attallah says, As for men, when his Lord tests him, note the golden word here when his Lord test him, how does his Lord test him? When he's generous to him? When he favors him? Subhan Allah, what does this man say? My Lord has honored me. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, or either Mr. patella hufa de la risco for yaku hobby ohana. Allah says but when his Lord test him again and restricts His provision, he says, My Lord has humiliated me. Hello, hello Stan. This is

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insane. Allah subhanho wa Taala says Kela Bella to Cremona, Leah Team wallethub buena, Allah for me mysskin kulula terrassa UCLan lemma watashi buena el mal Benjamin. What a boon and mela talkband Jama Allah subhanho wa Taala say his name, but you do not honor the orphan. Meaning you have this blessing but you don't spend it as you supposed to. You do not honor the orphan and you consume inheritance devouring it all together. And you love wealth and immense love May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. Yesterday my dear brothers and sisters we spoke about two lives. And we said that we live a life of this world which is temporary and we live

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a life in the year after which is everlasting. Allah subhanho wa Taala eloquently teaches us the reality of this life. Listen to what Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah towheaded Allah subhanho wa Taala and jot this down it's Ayah 20. revise it, read it every day and let it be a means of keeping you focused in this dunya there will be a means of granting new perspective in this dunya Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says, Allah mu

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to dunya Allah

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Allah was enough

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or was enough to whatever whom baina como attacca fille de Waal

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care method. He was

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In our job as a co founder owner back to Hussam, he

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he drew Fatah, Hamas wa

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Nino La

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Jolla to dunia Illa

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says no that the life of this world is but amusement, but amusement and diversion and adornments and boasting to one another and competing in the increment of your wealth and your children. In NEMA. Allah says in NEMA. This is added to hassling in the Arabic language. Allah subhanho wa Taala uses this particular concept in this ayah to drive our focus to drive our focus into the meanings of what's being said into the concepts that are being shared. Understand, there is nothing about your life except the following amusement and diversion and adornments and boasting to one another and competing in the increment of wealth and children. Then Allah subhanho

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wa Taala says, like the example of rain, whose resulting plant growth pleases the farmers pleases the farmers, then it dries and you see turning yellow, then it becomes debris, it becomes waste. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and in the Hereafter, is a severe punishment, and a forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala and approval, and what is the word the life except the enjoyment of delusion? We Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding of this I owe servants of Allah understand that this wealth will not remain, it does not exist as a static presence. It is dynamic in our lives. It grows and increases during some periods in time. And it depletes during other

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times. But the question that you have to ask is, how is your reaction to it when it grows? And what is your reaction to it? When it depletes? The question you have to ask is What is your association to your wealth? Is it something that is beloved to you? Or is it something Beloved, that you have attached to the one who you should love? The one who you should be spending in his path because you love him? Yes, wealth is Beloved. But you have to answer the question, is it Beloved, for the purposes of this dunya? Or is it something that I love, and I will attach it to the one who I should love so it works for me in the after, understand this are servants of Allah, everything in life

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reaches a peak and it will decrease, we will live and we will reach a period of strength. And after that our strength will decrease, our memories will become weaker, our strength will become weaker, we will age, the distance we were able to see when we were young, we will cease to see that same distance and so on and so forth. This is the student of Allah subhanho wa Taala in this life of servants of Allah, this is the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala in this temporary life. And as the famous poet said liquid cliche in either mathema knocks on fella euro beauty bill he insano that everything in life will reach a peak will become a superpower. And the time will come when they will

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lose that authority, they will lose that power and that wealth and those riches. He'll omaruru commercia had to do alone. Man, sir, Who's the man Oh, man. Oh, the poet says that this concept of everything reaching a peak and depleting is something that nations have witnessed, nations have witnessed, and they have bought testimony to

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man sir, Who's the man who those who lived in periods of happiness, as well as manual, they spend longer periods in sadness, what have he doubt led to kiala heading, and this place that we live in does not cry for anybody.

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You lose what you had, this world is not going to cry for you. What are you doing, oh, Allah has let her shine. And this world is not static. The nature of this life is that it's dynamic. It doesn't stay upon one particular stance that you reach and you remain rich, that your health and you will remain healthy, that you are alive and you will continue living amazing words from the poet. With this understanding of servants of Allah, we should learn that wealth should never be a means of us becoming depressed. When we lose a portion of this dunya it should not ever send us into an annihilation. We should never and when Allah gives us a portion of this vignette we should fear

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Allah subhanho wa Taala more. This is what you should do. The pious predecessors before us are servants of Allah and all children of Adam. When Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed him with worship, they became more

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fearful, they didn't sit back and say Alhamdulillah we've done they became more fearful. Well Allah subhanho wa Taala except this worship from us, when Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed them with financial standing and material well being, they became more fearful that do we have what it takes to use this financial standing and this material well being in the same or in the manner that Allah subhanho wa Taala once it became a burden just like when somebody comes to your home and drops over 100,000 pounds, you know, it becomes a burden upon you. That's a panelized my world if I lose it, I'm in trouble. This is the same way you should feel when Allah subhanho wa Taala gives you 100,000

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pounds May he give you? This is the same way you should feel that Subhanallah Allah has given me this trust and Amana Should I become pleased and relaxed or should I become fearful? Maybe I should increase my Salah. Maybe I should fast more. So Allah subhanho wa Taala can assist me in maintaining myself was that which Allah subhanho wa Taala has given me my dear brothers and sisters, I'm going to skip along. I wish I had a few more hours to talk to you. When it comes to wealth. Our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam described his oma as three categories as three categories the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Alhamdulillah that stallions are well bred horses are for

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three people. It can be a means of rewards for one, and it can be a means of protecting one's honor for another. And it can be a means of punishment in the after, for another three categories of this oma with regards to wealth. Now the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said I'll fail. He said, I'll hide which is a stallion or a horse. And the LMS say that the llama will discuss this in detail. This is not our time to discuss the principles of pseudo Vic but they say that we can actually through analogy include in this Hadith, all forms of wealth, because the stallion or the horse was from the best of all wealth at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So

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people with regards to wealth, they are three, their wealth either works for them in the year after, or it works for them in this dunya doesn't affect the year after, or it works for them in this dunya in a manner which affects the year after let's talk about the first person he earlier actually

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said it can be for a person a means of rewards how

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how the lemma explained that it is rewards for this person Why? Because he obtained it in a halal manner. And he's used it in a halal manner and he spent it in a halal manner. This person ensured that this wealth which he

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which was ordained and he received from Allah subhanho wa Taala existed in his hands and not in his heart. It existed in his hands and not in his heart. We're not telling you to buy a meal by a stallion, right by the latest Mercedes Benz with the panorama view and everything else that you want. But ensure that your ride is in your hands. It's not in your heart, you use this wealth to get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is the reality of his asset. This is the reality of it is our head is one. He's not the one who walks out with patch clouds and the one who lives when as if he's poor. When he has a lot of riches, that's not as bad as that he is one who uses his

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blessings to get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah gives him riches, he can still be desired. How by using those riches to get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala This is the person in this segment of the Hadith that our our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam explains, as I said to you earlier, this person is the one who tied that which he loved, to the one who he should love Allah subhanho wa Taala thus it worked for him in this world. And it worked for him when they when the call came for this horse and the stallion to be used in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala he was the first person in the front of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam or he was the

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first person to answer the call of the person who said spend in the past of Allah subhanahu wa tada we have this project, it needs support, spend for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He didn't wait for others to surpass him. He knew that this great blessing is an Amana it's a trust upon me and it's in my hands and not in my heart. What's In My heart is Allah subhanho wa Taala what's in my heart is attaining the greatest gender. So he took that which he loved greatly, and he tied it to the one who he should love. So hanabi Allah Allah,

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may Allah subhanho wa Taala makers, from this group of people.

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The second person that our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam described as a person who uses his wealth, who uses his wealth to protect his placement in the dunya

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To protect his voice in the dunya and Subhan, Allah the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said this 1400 years ago, for today we live in society, that if you borrow money from somebody, you become inferior in the eyes. If you owe somebody money, you become inferior in their eyes. And when you get together, the voices of those with money are heard, and the voices with those who are not so rich, get into one ear and out the next is is not true. Is it true?

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Say it louder? Sorry. This is the reality that we live in. And this teaches us how misguided we have come with regards to our understanding of wealth that we give honor to the rich man, and we don't honor the poor man, even though the poor man might be the one speaking cents. If a poor man rings our door at 2am in the morning,

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we won't answer the door with pizza with the curtain. Let's go back to sleep. Or if the phone rings

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right? We might even tell our children tell him that my father is not at home. Right? Right.

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And if you got a clever child, what will you say? My father said I should tell you is not at home.

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So it said that we've taken this wealth and raised it in a way above the human being. When Allah subhanho wa Taala honored the human being woollacott Khurana Benny Adam, Allah says we have honored the son of Adam, we have honored the son of Adam, and everything in creation was made for this son of Adam, who Allah on it. Allah says who Alevi Haleakala Khun Matthew of the Jamia Allah subhanho wa Taala created everything in this world for you. And Allah honored you. So how is it that we take what Allah created for our usage, and we honored it and made it greater than the one that Allah honors La ilaha illAllah La ilaha illa Allah what has happened to us are servants of Allah. What has

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happened? May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us.

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The second category is praiseworthy. This person who uses his wealth to protect his honor, to protect his placement in the dunya to protect his voice so that he can be heard. It's praiseworthy, but not as praiseworthy as the first Why? Because the first one's intention was most sincere, was more for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He didn't have an attachment to this well, so you could have placement in this world. He made it solely for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And as a secondary objective, the byproduct of having that wealth was that he had a voice that was that was the byproduct. But it wasn't part of his intention when he acted when he went to earn, it wasn't

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part of his intention. Rather, it was a byproduct of the original purpose of ending. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us about the third category, and he says this is a person whose wealth was a burden to him, or a burden to her. Why? Because this person had his or her wealth in the hearts rather than their hands. And when that happened, if Allah when wealth became the order of the day, in their lives, they did without any care. It didn't matter where they obtained that wealth. It didn't matter how they spent that wealth, and for this person is a great burden on the DFP ama for Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says, oil Ayesha Milan, Paula whom was

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says, but they will surely carry their own burdens and other burdens, along with their burdens upon Allah compounded burdens on the day of PM, and Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and they will surely be questioned on the Day of Resurrection about that, which they used to invent. oh seven of Allah, everything said, teaches us how difficult it is for us to depart from our wealth. And as a result, Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this brings me to my earlier point, he doesn't tell us to do something except that he assist us in doing it. Yes, wealth, by default might be beloved to you. And beloved to yourself, you may feel that your presence on earth is directly proportional to

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the amount of wealth that you've amassed. But understand that Allah subhanho wa Taala has better for you this for the one who spends in the path of Allah, Who is benevolent in this life with his wealth and spends in charity. Allah subhanho wa Taala has set a great reward, a great reward, and we all know what that reward is. I've shared with you is regarding this reward. Allow me to share with you another one, one which I love so much Allah it's a beautiful idea. And all the ayah in the Quran Allah beautiful, Allah subhanho wa Taala in the fourth Jews in the first quarter, SES or sorry, Isla, Mo Fierro team Mira

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to do a deadly ping Allah subhanho wa Taala says and rush forth towards the forgiveness of Europe and a paradise that has a width which is greater than the skies and the earth that ilaha illAllah. A was which is greater than the skies and the earth, we crying for wealth. Allah is telling you about a paradise that has a width, which is greater than everything in existence in this world, as well as the skies. How much money do you need to buy over? Allah subhanho wa Taala says this wealth or this blessing. And this, Jenna and this reward is for who? The people have Taqwa or a deadly toxin. It's been prepared for the God conscious. It's been prepared for those who fear Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So who are they Allah? Allah Who are these people, we want to be like them. We want this Gina that has a width which is greater than the heavens and the earth. Tell us who they are. Allah subhanho wa Taala says alladhina you fear Buena Vista rah rah

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala loves the doers of good if you want to be a doer of good, oh seven of Allah spending the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala if you want to be from a democracy noon, spending the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala as Allah said, will allow you to build machine if you want Allah subhanahu wa Jalla to love you. Do you want Allah subhanho wa Taala to love you. Do you want Allah subhanho wa Taala to love you.

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I hope to give a light lunch today I don't know if it was rice or not because I know it's digesting at the moment. You want Allah subhanho wa Taala to love you. Allah will love you if he spent in his path for he said that those who spent in his path are from the doers of good and those who do good Allah subhanho wa Taala loves if you spend in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala everything in creation will love you as well. For when Allah loves you, he commands gibreel to love you. And when gibreel descends through the heavens, the angels ask what did Allah tell you? He says Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded me to love this person. So love him and they will love you as well. And the love

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of the creations of the skies will descend on earth and the people on earth will love you as well. By Allah like the story I told you at the beginning Mohammed Mooney, Fleur de la he people unheard of wrote testimonials about him. People who never knew him, felt hurt at the fact that he passed away, felt sad at the fact that he passed away this is a sign of acceptance from Allah subhanho wa Taala This is a sign of the love present in the skies for a person that it descends upon on earth, and strangers love you and yet they haven't seen you I don't even know that Allah Allah Allah. This was the way of the pious predecessors as well. Oh servants of Allah and oh Children of Adam, and the

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Sahaba are the mean, when they knew that Allah loves us to spend in his path, they asked what is aluna come as a unicorn, Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah says, and they asked you, O Muhammad, of what should they spend, and Allah subhanho wa Taala said, who they love, spend from an apple, what is an apple, an apple is access to our requirements, access to our requirement, it might be one Pence, it might be 100 pounds, it might be a million pounds, spend from a level that which is access to your requirement. They understood my dear brothers and sisters, the pious predecessors before us, the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu murmuring that this wealth was a means to an end. And it was not an

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end, they understood that this wealth is not obtained. It is inherited. People had it before us, they passed away and it came to us and we will pass away and it will go to somebody else that home you live in when you die is not going to come with you in the grave, somebody else will inherit it, and those who inherit it will die and others will inherit it as well. The wealth is not coming and going rather it's being transferred. Rather it's being transferred from one person to another. Well, I recall in the UK, a friend of mine his father passed away as well early in the year and he was telling me that Subhanallah after we buried him and we were going through his belongings or going

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through his belongings

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We found almost in every shirt pocket or trouser pocket money, right? And this might happen to people at old age, right? Because when you old you're the most susceptible to feeling weak, right? Because now you lose that confidence, you lose that self standing that you once had, you start relying on your children and so on and so forth. So it could it could happen, right that a person starts looking at everything that he can use to support himself at times of weakness, right? But all this money that was put in the different pockets did it go with him in the grave, but Allah it didn't What happened? It was the wealth of his children who are the inheritors. This is what the

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Sahaba of the Allahu anhu understood this, they spend, and spend and spend, and they knew that whatever they spent is the tree investment. And that which will always, always always remain for us, when we die, and we go into the grave before we meet Allah subhanho wa Taala that is what will remain not what we pocket in this world, not what we bank in this world. If we want to deposit for the year after we must spend in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala they took the statement of Jabba rhodiola and when he said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was never asked something, except that he gave he never ever said no, he never, ever said no. And remember the famous statement

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of the bed, one who went back to his people, and he said, Oh, people become muslims for Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam gives charity in a way, like the one who doesn't see a poverty.

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You know, when you're so rich, and you can give $1 to every person on the face of the earth.

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So even if $6 billion leaves your account, you still the rich man. Right? He says that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is giving charity like the one who does not fear poverty. This was the son of Mohammed, Abdullah salallahu alayhi wasallam, the pious predecessors, my dear brothers mighty assistance, and we're coming to the end with those that walked the talk. They didn't just talk, they didn't just sit in talks and listen to the reality of the pious before us, the prophets before us the Sahaba before as Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam before us, and they weigh and they took it as knowledge banked in the hearts Rather, they walked the talk, and they practice that which they

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lacked the practice that which they learned, and this is why Abu Bakr radiallahu and went with all his wealth, to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam not on one occasion, but to all his wealth. And when he was asked, What did you leave at home? He said, I left Allah and he said, this is the understanding. If you leave Allah and His Rasool, what more can you have? What more can you want? Allah subhanho wa Taala is the creator of everything in existence. If you left Allah in your home, you have the creator of everything. So by default, you have everything. By default you have everything. This is why oh seven of Allah, and oh Children of Adam, oh my god, Allah who came to our

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with half his wealth. When our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made the call. This is why all servants of Allah and all children of Adam earthman there'll be a lot who came with 900 settled camels to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in one instance, when our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam announced that he was putting together an army. In one instance 900 settled camels. This is why Ali robiola one less mecca for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala was nothing but he stope and he would give everything in possession and say, What consent Do I have for this denier? What consent Do I have for this denier? I am not from his

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family? I am not from his family. I will give and give and give until I don't have I don't have consent for it. I am not from its family. And this is why Zane have been a role model for our sisters out there. Zainab bint Josh would spend and spend and spend, she remembered that our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the quickest from amongst you to join me are the ones with the longest hands, meaning the ones who spend the most in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala they will be the quickest to join me. And thus she was given the title of the mother of the impoverished to panela and this is why oh servants of Allah and oh Children of Adam, who say in the belly of the

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Allahu anhu Matt looked after 100 divorces without the knowledge he looked after 100 divorcees without their knowledge they affairs were taken care of and they didn't know who is doing it. La ilaha illAllah La Ilaha Illa. Allah are servants of Allah. No Children of Adam. I'm going to end off with a completion to the story I started with, and a statement of our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Mohammed nadie that I told you about. I'm not one for spreading dreams. But Willa Hill hummed A few months after his passing. I was blessed to see

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In a dream, and in this dream, he was he took me along with him. And he was asking me about all the acts of hate that he did and what's happening with them. And obviously, I was confused because I never even knew that he had these acts of hate, and these charities and modalities and massage going on. And we walking, and he's asking, and he's asking, and he's asking, and then we met a man, and this man introduced himself. And this Muhammad nadie introduced himself as well. And he told this man, that My name is Ali, you know, my name is Ali unity. And this confused me that I know is Mohammed nadie. When did you become Illuminati? So I asked one of the prominent messiahs in rehab,

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who the allama have said, is skilled in translating dreams, I went to this person and narrated the dream to him, and he said, that is glad tidings from Allah subhanho wa Taala. For this dream, is teaching you that the good of this man that he did, while he was alive, is working for him after his death. And the fact that his name is Allie, you know, it means that he is from the elevated because Allah means the one who is elevated. And Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah says in abrar, Allah Fie, that the abrar the pious ones are in the elevated of places, that healer. So take inspiration or sevens of Allah, and oh Children of Adam, and understand that when you spend in the path of Allah,

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it is it is a spending that will never ever go last. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once came home and asked, I shadowed the Allahu Allah, what happened to that sheep, that she prepared? What happened to it? I shadowed Allah and he loved giving charity. So she distributed the entire sheep, except its shoulder except its shoulder. So she told the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam she told the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam that nothing remains of the sheep, except it showed.

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So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Don't say that I should rather say everything remains of the sheep, except it's short. Did you understand that? You want me to say it again. I shall be Allahu Anna. She prepared the sheep and when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked her what happened to it. She had distributed it amongst the people in Medina. So when he asked her about it, she said nothing remains of the sheep except its shoulder, meaning it's been distributed and the shoulder remains that is what we will eat. That is what we will consume. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam knew that she spent it in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So he

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told that don't say nothing remains of the sheep, except its shoulder. rather say everything remains of the sheep, except his shoulder for what you gave in the path of Allah, you will see it on the piano and what we eat now that won't remain. The Illa Illa Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala increase our wealth, and what that increment make it a means of spending in his path, not increase our wealth so we can increase our standing in the dunya. May Allah increase our wealth so we can spend more in his path and have more waiting for us in the year after? May Allah subhanho wa Taala inspire us to use our wealth in a manner that benefits us both in this world and the hereafter. May

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Allah subhanahu wa taala protect us from becoming slaves to this temporary life and its attributes. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the best of all merchandises which is gender. Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala is upon all evil. Everything corrected is from Allah subhanho wa Taala and he's perfect and any mistakes are from myself and Siobhan and I see colossal pain who attalus forgiveness, I love your for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala and there is no greater love than loving one for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala will gather those that love each other for his sake underneath his option that they have Bama. So ask Allah

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subhanho wa Taala together as they we have a panel with Allah bless us all and except from us, I mean Subhan Allah He will be having the subhanak alohomora vmdk shadow Allah, Allah, Allah and Mr. Furukawa to be Lake wa sallahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.