Channel: Taimiyyah Zubair
Series: Taimiyyah Zubair – Fahm Al-Quran
Juz’ 3: Al-Baqarah 253-286 – Al-‘Imran 1-91
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And these people who have been granted a lot of friendship, what are their actions like? They're like this methadone, Latina, unifi, akuna Amala home FISA vilella. The example of those people who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like a seed of grain, which grows seven spikes. Imagine a seed, when it is buried in the soil, what happens? Eventually it grows, and when it grows, how much does it produce more than what it was before. So likewise, when a person spends in the way of a law, it is as though he has buried a seed, he has buried a seed, because when you give your wealth when you put that money in the box, when you put that money in the hands of somebody else, it's gone. You
don't see it anymore, just like a seed that is buried, you don't see it anymore. It's hidden, but it is not destroyed. You have not killed your money, what is going to happen? Allah says it will grow into seven spikes, and in each spike will be 100 grains. 700 times it is multiplied. And Allah multiplies his reward for whom He wills. And Allah is all encompassing, and knowing generally, when we spend wealth, when we, for example, feed a hungry person, when we give some water in charity. When we plant a tree, when we say a good word, all of these things are good. They are all acts of charity. But remember that the reward for these acts of charity is how much just 10 times more. But
when we do something when we do something like what is mentioned over here, spending in a loving way, that when a person rises above any immediate gratification, he expects no worldly return. Rather he's incurring worldly loss. When we give our wealth only for the sake of Allah, why? To strengthen to serve the deen of Allah, then how much is the reward? 700 times it's not 10 times how much is it is 700 times Why? Because this kind of charity, this kind of spending is greatly honored by Allah. Because only a friend of Allah will spend for the deen of Allah. Think about it. Whose cause is it that you will promote a stranger's cause? No, someone whom you trust, someone whom you
support, someone whom you love. So Allah has been, Allah has been who will spend for the cause of Allah as the strengthened in the deen of Allah to promote the deen of Allah described the deen of Allah. So for example, buying a book, buying a book and giving that or for example, paying for a flyer to be printed. Or for example, you know, these lights that are that we are using the carpet that we're sitting on? This is all what feasible Allah who will do it, the one who values the Dean of a law, the one who takes the Dean of a law, I personally, think about it. Whose house is it? That you will bring a decoration piece to your friend, isn't it? Whose house is it? That you will be
concerned about the furniture that you think that the sofas are getting old they need to be replaced? This carpet is getting old, it needs to be replaced? Do you go and say that to a stranger? No. You go and say that to who do your parents their house, your sister her house and then you say you need money? I'll get it. You need a lamp, I will bring a lamp, you need a chair. I'll bring a chair you need a mirror I'll get a mirror. Why? Because we take that personally ullas friends, the friends of Allah, they take the deen of Allah also, personally. So what do they do they spend in the way of Allah and when they spend in the way of Allah, then Allah honors that spending so much so
that he will multiply the reward for them 700 times. Now the question is why would a person spend in the way of Allah? Why would he spend for the strengthening for the promotion of the deen because the person realizes, I need this been my children need this been? My family needs this theme. The society needs this theme. This is a noble cause this is a good cause this needs to be promoted, this needs to be strengthened. So what will the person do? He will spend his money to support that cause and when he will do that, Allah will honor his spending and he will multiply many times more he will cause it to grow and he will reward him multiple times for the spending that he has made. You see
there are some people who go out of their home, why to earn donia and there are some other people who go out of their home to serve the deen of Allah. Allah honors that service also. So when you come here, make the intention of learning the deen of Allah
So that you can learn something good even if it's one thing and you can share that knowledge with someone come with the intention of improving of, of spreading goodness of creating positive change, because these efforts are appreciated by Allah. So such spending is appreciated by Allah. And efforts also which are made FISA be the law, they're appreciated by Allah. And generally what happens, the effort that a person makes in the way of Allah purely for his sake, they're also like planting a seed. Because the effort that a person makes in the way of Allah, what happens initially, no one acknowledges it, no one even notices it. But what happens, you do your part with sincerity,
you go and plant the seed, it is up to Allah, now Allah who will make that seed grow into a full blooming tree, right, and he will spread the goodness, Allah will bless that effort, and he will cause it to grow. So over here, those people who spend in the way of Allah they're spending is like planting a seed like a grain, which grows into seven spikes, each spike bringing 100 grains, those people who spend their wealth in the way of Allah, and then do not follow up what they have spent with reminders of it, or injury, so Malaya to be Unum and Falco Mannan one other such people for what they have spent, Allah says, Let him know who marinara be him, they will have their award with
their Lord, and there will be no fear concerning them. nor will they grieve, why? Because what they give, they gave it for the sake of Allah. And so they don't need to remind of it. They don't need to show off about it. They don't need to hurt people, because of what they've given them. Why? Because they gave it to Allah. And when we have given something to Allah, when we have made our investment with the one who is all powerful, then then we can be free of fear, free of worry. Why? Because that investment will not go waste. It will definitely grow. Have you ever felt afraid? After giving your money to someone, even if it's just lending it to them? Have you ever felt fear, maybe not money,
something, maybe your beautiful laws, maybe a piece of furniture when you lend it to someone is there a fear that this will come back scratched it will come back broken? Right? But what happens when you give something for the sake of Allah, when you give something to Allah, what will happen, Allah will make it grow, then you need to be fear free and worryfree kind speech and forgiveness are better than charity followed by injury. Meaning if you want to give, then give it properly, not by hurting those whom you give to because sometimes what happens we give a gift to someone, we give a charity in allows way and then we keep reminding, by the way, remember that donation I gave or
because of that donation. Please don't ask me for any registration fees, or please allow me to park in the in the no parking zone, you know, we expect favors in return. Because we have given a small donation. Allah says kind speech and forgiveness are better than charity followed by injury, if you want to give, give it properly and if you want to cause hurt after giving, then it's better that you don't give and Allah is free of need and forbearing meaning he does not need you to give to his servants and then cause them hurt, it would be better to not give and instead treat people well. Because you see one is the person who gives his wealth and then he causes hurt. How by constantly
reminding of the favorite that he has done. And the other is He who does not cause hurt nor does he give money. Instead he says good pleasing kind words. What is better, the second is better ponemah will say good words. Yeah, you have Medina Amano, or you will have believed Latinos are the catacomb do not invalidate do not destroy do not cancel out your charities with reminders or injury, as does one who spends his wealth only to be seen by the people and does not believe in Allah and the Last Day. His example is like that of a large smooth stone upon which is dust and it is hit by a downpour by a heavy rain and that heavy rain. What does it do? It leaves the stone bear it washes the dust
away those who spend their wealth for show off then what happens temporarily. Yes, there is a display of good work and what happens they also feel instant gratification. Why because people have noticed it. People have acknowledged it. They have been praised for their charity. But then what happens after that? That charity is not accepted by Allah? No
traces of the charity remain it's like dust that settled, and then it got washed off. No traces of that charity remain in the earth. Because the work in which is the the work which was done with react, what is yet to show off, then that work that effort has no Baraka has no blessing. they're unable to keep anything of what they have earned. And Allah does not guide the disbelieving people, meaning those who spend in order to show off so there are three things that we must avoid when we spend anything for the sake of Allah. What are those three things? Man? other entity? Yeah, what is?
What is mine? To remind a favor, to remind a favor. Remember, I gave you this gift. Remember, I gave that donation. Remember, I brought this remember, I volunteered this much reminding of favor. And sometimes we do this with children. That just because we fed them, we clothed them, we change them, we keep reminding them all their lives. I used to stay up in the night because you were such a cranky baby, no, don't do one other what is other causing hurt, causing her to the other How? By by trying to control them that remember I gave you this much money. Now you better listen to me. Now you better conform to my rules, causing her to people on giving them some charity and thirdly, what
we must avoid is the real showing off. Why? Because if these three things are done, after giving charity, then remember that that charity will not grow will not multiply 700 times instead what will happen it will become like dust that is washed off. And the example of those who spend their wealth at law mobility law seeking means to the approval of Allah, what are the bita min unfussy him and assuring reward for themselves, people who spend in this way, their example is like that of a garden on high ground, which is hit by a downpour heavy rain. So what happens it yields its fruits in double the ground is fertile, and the rain is also good, what will happen, the produce will be
double and even if it is not hit by a downpour, then a drizzle is sufficient, little bit rain is sufficient and Allah of what you do is seeing what do we learn here, the work that is done to please Allah with full conviction, with certainty that beat with conviction that yes, if the law Mr. bartylla, I want reward only from Allah. And with that beat with firmness, with the certainty in heart, that this is definitely a noble cause. Because what happens sometimes we hesitate giving charity, we wonder if it's even a noble cause. We wonder if it's even going to help know when a person gives something to please alone, to earn award from him. And the intention is also clear. I
want the pleasure of Allah than what happens. Even a small deed what happens to it, it becomes huge, it becomes great, because Allah causes it to grow immensely, and he multiplies it many times more, and places immense Baraka in it. We learn about Mr. Little dillo and who he said that once a man came to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam with a camel. He brought a camel and that camel had a ring in its nose, a ring in its nose, meaning it was ready prepared. Right? Meaning it wasn't an untamed camel. It was a tamed camel, the ring is in its nose. It's ready anybody can can sit on it and take it anytime it's ready. So he brought this kind of a camel to the prophets on a lot of them saying
that this is FISA vitola this is to be used for the deen of Allah. And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that this camel will bring him 700 ringed camels on the Day of Judgment. This man has brought only one camel. But on the Day of Judgment, he will get the reward of giving 700 camels You see, charity was small, it was small, but it was done with conviction. It was done with certainty, it was done with sincerity. So what happened that that small deed became huge. And this is the Baraka because when a person does something for a loss pleasure, then what happens? There is Baraka, we learned a smart bit of ibaka she said that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he wants passed by me while
I was counting and weighing my belongings. Why was she counting them? Like for example money? Why do we count it? To make sure that Yeah, all the $100 are here? Yeah, all the $500 are here counting, counting, and he was also weighing. And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Oh ismat do not count or Allah will also count for you. Meaning if you start counting these things, then what
Will Happen Allah will also give it to you in limited number. You will never be content with the number that you have. She said that I never counted anything after the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam said that, and nothing came to me of Allah provision and never did a deplete except that Allah gave me more in its place. Every time I had something, I didn't count it. Okay, so let me check. Is it a one? Is it 100? Dena 500 Deena? Is it 50 grams? Or is it 100 grams? How much is it she said, I didn't count. Whatever I got, I was happy with it. Whenever there was a chance I spent from it. Every time I ran out of it, Allah gave me more in its place Baraka Baraka blessing. Because
think about it, Allah is counting, right? When we're spending something in his way, when we're giving, giving something in his way he's counting His angels are counting so when they're counting, why should we waste our time? Right, spending our time counting, we should do what others are not doing. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that Allah gives special blessings to some of his servants, in order to benefit his creation through them.
Allah gives blessings to some of his servants. Why? In order to benefit the rest of the creation through those servants. So as long as the person spends he continues to spend on the creation, then his blessings remain safe and secure. But if he withholds then Allah also takes it away from him, and he gives it to others. What does it mean? That whatever blessing we have, whether it is in the form of money, or it is in the form of intelligence, well, ability to teach ability to advise people, what are the skills, what are these gifts, Allah has given them to us, so that we benefit the creation. So if we continue to benefit, the creation, these blessings will remain? Why? Because
when we benefit others with what Allah has given us, this is a form of gratitude. And what does Allah say, let in Shackleton, let us see then, if you're grateful, I will increase for you. But when a person holds the blessings of Allah back, he withholds them, he keeps them to himself, then what happens, then what happens, then what then Allah will take his work from other people, then what we have will be taken away from us, and opportunities will be given to others and we will just be left looking, remember, we as human beings, who are we, we are like channels, what is a channel, a channel is a constant supply, you know, it has a constant supply coming in, right? And what is
coming into the channel must go out of the channel. And if it doesn't go out of the channel, what will happen that channel will get clogged, and when it will get clogged up, then the supply must also seize. Isn't that so? So if we want our blessings to keep coming to keep coming, then what do we need to do? keep spending keep giving those who keep giving a lot also keeps giving them and those who withhold than Allah also withholds from them. In this example, what do we learn that a little bit of charity also a law causes it to grow? Why, because of sincerity, and when a person keeps giving in a lowest way than Allah also keeps giving him more and more. Would one of you like
to have a garden of palm trees and grape vines underneath which rivers flow in which he has from every fruit, meaning a garden in which he has fruit of every kind of produce, but then he is afflicted with old age, meaning when the garden is ready, the fruit is ripe, the person is afflicted with old age, and he has weak offspring, children who are young and dependent, and it is hit by a whirlwind containing fire and the entire garden is burnt up. Would any one of you like that, thus does a lot make clear to you his verses that you might give thought? Meaning, if you do not like that your entire life's work is wasted in an instant, then you should not waste your deeds, How?
Through man as Andrea. Otherwise, when you need your deeds most, they will not be there for you. When is it that we will need our deeds most on which day on the Day of Resurrection? So a big lesson we learned from this is that just as we take care of our hard earned wealth, we must also pay attention to preserving our hard earned deeds. Do we hide our precious belongings? Think about it. Do we hide our precious belongings So firstly,
If you have gold, if you have jewelry, will you leave it out on the foyer table? Will you leave it out in the living room? No. What will you do? You will keep it in a box, preferably a box in the bank. Why? Because it's so precious, it should not be displayed. If it's displayed, it might be lost. If it's lost your hard earned money jewelry will be gone. Do we put passcodes in our phone? Do we put passwords in our computers? Do we put passwords in our emails? Do we? Yes, we do. Do we have a lock to our house? Why? Because all these things are precious to us. We have earned them with a lot of hard work, and we do not want that somebody comes and snatches them away from us. Likewise,
our deeds are precious, they are more precious than the riches of this world. And they are earned also through hard work, then what is it that we need to do preserve our good deeds? How do we preserve them by keeping them a secret between us and Allah? By not showing off? Because when we show off, it is like we have put our diamond jewelry in the middle of a busy living room in the middle of a busy street, what will happen to it? Will it get ruined? Will it get damaged? Will it gets stolen? Yes, it will. So deeds also will get damaged when a person shows off via a u haul Latina amanu or you will have believed spam from the good things which you have earned and from that
which we have produced for you from the earth and do not aim to word the defective they're off when I say a mammal hobbies, do not intend to give defective things, impure things, that things do not choose bad things that you have for charity, rather what is it that we should give in charity that which we like for ourselves also. So do not aim toward the defective there from spending from that while you would not take it yourself except with closed eyes, and know that Allah is free of need and praiseworthy. So another rule is taught over here that when you give, remember, you are giving to who to Allah, so be shy of Allah, and present only that which is best, best does not mean that
that which is beyond what you can afford. Best means the best that you can come up with the best that you can afford. Just like when we have to give a gift to somebody, do we keep in mind, the honor and the status that they have? Always, we always keep in mind the status that they have. So much so that if we do not have something good enough, we will not give them a gift, isn't it so we will wait for the time when we can get something good enough and then we will give it so think when we're giving sadaqa when we're putting some clothes in charity. When we're giving some money when we're bringing some furniture into a Masjid when we're bringing some food in for some if bar to a
party in the masjid for example. Who is it that we are giving to in reality, Allah subhanaw taala so be shy over there and bring the best and give only that which you would take for yourself. In a hadith we learned that once the Prophet sallallahu Sallam came out of the masjid. And he had a stick in his hand at that time. And he and he saw that a person had hung up a bunch of dates. Why had he hung up a bunch of dates so that anybody who's hungry, he can come and eat it. It was charity, you know, food for the public, anybody who's hungry, they can take people who come to the masjid, this is feasible Allah. But those dates they were dry, and they were bad. So the Prophet sallallahu
sallam, he began striking that branch with his stick, and he said, I wish that the one who gave the sadaqa had given something better than this, for the one who gave these dry bad debts will eat dry bad deeds on the Day of Resurrection. So remember, whatever we give, is what we will get back. So we need to give the best in the way of Allah chevonne threatens you with poverty, he tells you if you give the best, then you will have nothing left. Allah says this is from shaitan and he orders you to immorality, while Allah promises you forgiveness from him and bounty and Allah is all encompassing and knowing you did heck musclemania he gives wisdom to whom He wills, what is wisdom, the ability
to make the right decision at the right time? What is it that I should spend now for this cause at this place? Allah gives us wisdom to whomsoever He wills, and whoever has been given wisdom has certainly been given much good and none will remember except those of understanding. This is why a person who has been given knowledge and he acts upon that knowledge, a person who has been given wisdom and he uses that wisdom, then that person is worth envy. He's worth and V and whatever you spend of expenditures or make our vows Indeed, Allah knows of it. And for the wrongdoers, there are no helpers
If you disclose your charitable expenditures, that is good, but if you conceal them, and give them to the poor, it is better for you. And he will remove from you some of your misdeeds, thereby where you have failed, where I'm convinced that he article, he will remove your sins because of your charity, and Allah with what you do is fully acquainted. So it is clarified here that charity can be given publicly. Also, it can be given publicly, if the intention is correct, meaning the intention should not be to show off. Now the thing is that certain forms of charity, you can give in private, it is possible. So for example, you're giving money, you can give it privately, you can give a
donation anonymously, you can do that you can bring food into the masjid, and nobody will find out, just put it and leave, you can set up the mustard before people come, right. Or you can clean up when nobody's there, people will not find out. This is an act of righteousness. This is an act of charity work feasable Allah, that can be done privately. But then there are some other good works, which cannot be done privately. Meaning when you do them, they will definitely be seen. Like, for example, if you want to go and help out at an Islamic event, you're volunteering, can you tell all the volunteers Please go away? Because I want to work in private to keep my intention sincere. You
can't do that. Likewise, if you're teaching somebody something good, can you do that privately? No, you can't. Because of course, when you're sharing that, when others are listening, others are reading others are studying. So these things you cannot hide. So what does it mean? That just because an act of righteousness and act of charity cannot be done in private, it should not be done? No, it should be done. But just check your heart, well, collarbone without doing Illa Allah is the heart directed to Allah is the intention sincere, because if the intention is sincere, then that is good, then that deed is beautiful. Why? Because it will encourage and motivate other people to do
that good also. But for sure, remember that secret sadhaka has its own benefits. So while we do give sadaqa openly, we must also try to perform good deeds secretly, such that nobody finds out, no person finds out this is a secret between us and Allah.
You know, for example, these sheets that were sitting on sometimes we find them clean, somebody came wash them, but then we don't even know who did it secretly privately. Sometimes, there are bathrooms cleaned up, dried up who did it, Allahu Allah. This is a secret matter between Allah and the servant. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, that secret charity extinguishes the anger of the Lord. So if ever you feel far from a law, if ever you feel that there's a sin between you and Allah, if ever you feel that Allah is angry with you, because of which you're not able to do the good that you could do before, you're not able to even pray on time, you're not able to continue with your
recitation of the Quran. A sin has come in and you feeling distant from Allah, you feel Allah is angry with you, how do you extinguish that by giving charity secretly give some sadaqa and let no one know about it, not even your husband, not even the person who is next to you in a way that your left hand does not know what the right hand has given. Not upon you, oh Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is responsibility for their guidance, but Allah guides whom He wills and whatever good you believe or spend is for yourselves and you do not spend except seeking the countenance of Allah, seeking the face of Allah walmartone akuna elaborative our de la every time you give sadaqa keep
this in mind, I'm giving this I'm drawing closer to Allah, because I want to see Allah, I want to see his beautiful noble face
walmartone Fiona a Liberty law award Hilah and whatever you spend up good, it will be fully repaid to you and you will not be wronged charity is for the poor, who have been restricted for the cause of Allah unable to move about in the land. Why? Because of their work, because there are some people who take the work of Allah as full time. They take the service to the deen of Allah full time. So if they're doing that full time, when will they go and earn money to fulfill their needs? Because each person has needs? So when will they have the ability to do that? So for example of a reading of the lower article, there were so many companions who lived in the masjid, who would not go and work Why?
Because the whole time what were they doing learning learning learning, months would go by and they would not have the time to go and make a single business transaction. Why? Because, for example, the profits and losses and when he went for the back of the book, it took almost two months, almost two months, and that was the time of harvest. Now imagine if a person is going out in the way of Allah. When is he going to have time because each person has 24 hours a day. Each
person has seven days a week, not more than that. So the time that they have, they're giving it for the deen of Allah. Allah says giving it to them, that is the best form of charity. You see,
there are two kinds of things that we can do. Either we should become of those who are working feasable Allah who are working for the deen of Allah? Or we should be of those who are helping that cause? How are we helping that cause financially? Because when these two forces when these two forces come together, when these two efforts are combined, people and money, then what will happen? Then the deen of Allah will advance. But if there are people who are constantly working, but there's no money, then what will happen? How long will they stay hungry? How long? Will they not pay the bills? How long will they not feed their family Good, good food. So these are human needs. Likewise,
if there's a lot of money, but there are no people to give their time. Today, we have a shortage of both talents, people as well as money. People who do have the skills, they'd rather do something else. They don't want to spend their time for the cause of Allah and people who do have money. They'd rather spend that money on their own luxury on their own, on their own ease and comfort and enjoyment on their pleasure. We see that the profits on a lot of them the reason why he was successful, this habit, the reason why they were successful, is because they combined both of these efforts, the money and the skill. So Allah says charities for the poor who have been restricted for
the cause of Allah unable to move about in the land due to their work, an ignorant person would think them to be self sufficient. And ignorant person thinks, Oh, yeah, they've got a lot of money. They're very rich, because of their restraint, because they don't bank but you will know them by their sign. You will recognize the need on the face. They do not ask people persistently, and whatever you spend up good Indeed Allah is Knowing of it. alladhina Yun, una Amala humble le wanna have Simran what Allah uneaten those people who spend their wealth in Allah's way by night, and by day secretly and publicly, how do they give charity, open charity secret charity in the night in the
day, now think about it. Perhaps you did not give charity in the night. Now make sure you give charity in the day, if you give charity in the day. Now make sure you also give some form of charity in the night. Because look at what is mentioned over here. alladhina Yun Fiona and Wanda whom belaying the spending the night when the whole the spending the day settle on this pen secretly what I learned a ton and also openly meaning when it comes to charity then there is no restriction of time of day of plays of mod. Whenever the opportunity comes up. They give charity even if it's a little bit it doesn't have to be a lot even if it's a little bit they want their share in in noble
causes in good causes. Allah says follow him at home or in Nairobi him then for them is their reward near their Lord. Well, I hope when I lay him while Amir is unknown, and there shall be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve. What does this mean? That at the time when people will be afraid, those who give charity will be free of fear, at a time when people will be worried those who give charity will be free of worry. And what is that day of fear and worry. It is the day of judgment. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, linalool minio malkia Mati sadakazu, the shade of a believer on the Day of Judgment is his charity, meaning a believer will be in the shade
of his charity on the Day of Judgment. Remember that man who brought one camel? Now imagine on the Day of Judgment, there are 700 camels for him.
Is he alone? He's not alone. Does he have plenty? Yes, he has plenty. Will he be afraid? No. Will he be worried? No.