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Qur’anic Pearls Day 28 – The importance of giving sadaqah

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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

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Are all the Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah al Karim rubbish lovely Saturday where Siddeley MD workflow aka melissani yufka, who holy Allah He called me was a deadly Sani was sloth Sufi Mata Colby amin Yoruba aalameen.

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Today in sha Allah from the session of Quranic pearls, we will be looking at an idea from just number 28. And the topic is the importance of sadaqa Allah subhanaw taala says in Surah toliman afrikan ayah number 10 what an ficou mymail Rosa canal comb, Min cobbly and yet do a header kumal mode, fire cooler up biloela her attorney ILA a Julian corrib for a sadhaka. What a camino solly hain and spend in the way of Allah from what We have provided you before death approaches one of you. And he says, My Lord, if only you would delay me for a brief term, so I would give charity and be among the righteous.

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Whatever that a person owns in this life has been given to them by Allah azza wa jal, and Allah is the one who has commanded us that we give to others from what he has given us, that we do, hoard, or save everything for later. Rather, we spend it and we spend it not just on ourselves, but on others as well. But we give the right of the creation. And a person with a living heart will never be satisfied, that they're eating themselves, while those around them go hungry, that their own children are earning a good education, while the children of their relatives are ignorant, that they have access to comforts and luxuries of this life. But others are struggling for basic necessities.

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So Islam wants from us, that we become givers. That in every situation. And in every circumstance, we give sadaqa we desire good for others, we like for others, what we like for ourselves, that we help others in their time of need. And we bring them out of difficulty. And remember, when we do that, in reality, we are investing in ourselves, we are becoming recipients of good rewards. We are gathering happiness for ourselves for eternity. And the fact is that whatever we have, ultimately we are going to leave it here. We're not going to take it with us in our graves. So before our wealth, our belongings are taken away from us, let us become of those people who give it willingly those

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people who become beneficial to others, so that we are not of those who regret at the time of death, that Lord, just give me some more time, so that I can give charity and I can be of those who are righteous. So in this area, we see that the believers are being addressed, that all people who believe in Allah and in His Messenger, give from whatever that Allah has given you. What unphysical minmatar has a canal can give from what Allah has given you, and give it without delay. Spend in good ways before death comes to you before the signs of death appear before

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You otherwise, with great regret, you will have to say at the time of your death, that Oh Lord, why did you not give me more time? Rob biloela a heart attorney, ILA a Julian corrib. So that I could have given some charity and I could be among the pious. So, before that time comes, Allah subhanaw taala is advising us over here, that what unphysical mimar was a canal comb, or you who believe before your death comes, before you face the Angel of Death spend from what Allah has given you. And this includes two kinds of, of spendings the first type is never caught while jiba meaning that which is obligatory on a person to spend. So, for example, the cat is something that we have to give

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this as an obligation to follow up and expiation for you know certain things, then that is also something that we have to give and likewise spending on one's dependence. Like for example, a man is required to spend on his back on his family on his children on his wife. So, these are never caught, why Juba? What is obligatory on a person to spend, and this is included in the command what unfill Kumar Rosa kanakam. But in addition to that, this also includes gnathopod was the hubba, meaning those spendings that a person is encouraged to make meaning what a person is encouraged to give. So for example, giving in good causes in good works to those in need, in the way of Allah spending in

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order to perform any good deed. So obligatory is a cat voluntary charity, and spending in good works is all included in this one unphysical mimar was a canal come and look at the beauty, we haven't been told that give everything that we have given you. Rather, it has been said minmetals upon our come from what We have provided you. So first of all, this means that you are only responsible to spend from what Allah has given you. So if you do not have something you are not required to give of it. And secondly, this means that spend from what Allah has given you, meaning you are not required to give everything away, but to spend some of it and this is Allah subhanaw taala His mercy and the

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ease that He has given to his slaves, because our religion is easy. And remember that giving is actually a form of gratitude, gratitude to who to the one who gave us what we have. You see, it has been said Mimosa kanakam spend from what we have given you. Meaning Allah has been generous with you, aren't you going to be thankful for the gifts that He has given you so spend from what Allah has given you. And you see, Allah subhanaw taala gave you he did not make you needy of others, dependent on others. So as gratitude, give spend for the cause of Allah spend for the sake of Allah spend in obedience to Allah. And there's urgency over here that give before it's too late. Give Min

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cubberly and yet the other cool mode before death comes to one of you. And this is what the hypocrite wishes for at the time of death. That fire cooler up biloela a hot attorney Isla agilan corrib that Oh my Lord, why did you not give me more time? Please give me more time because you see the monastic the hypocrite keeps delaying, and keeps procrastinating, doing good things. But remember when the Angel of Death appears than the Angel of Death leaves with the soul. So no pleading, and no begging is going to defer the time of death. So the main lesson over here is that we should not delay in doing good things. We should not delay in giving charity. Today we have

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health. We don't know what state we will be in tomorrow. Today. Allah subhanaw taala has given us wealth tomorrow. We don't know what our condition will be. Today, Allah subhanaw taala has given us the ability to think to decide. So let us make use of these faculties because these are blessings through which we are able to earn good deeds. Think about it. When we are able to think clearly. Our hands are functioning our tongue is functioning. Only then can we give sadaqa. When a person is overcome by illness, then they're barely able to take care of themselves.

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They're barely able to remain conscious, then how can they think about giving charity at that point? So give before you lose the opportunity give before it's too late. Because the one who delays? The one who procrastinates he will say at the time of death, fire cooler on biloela. A hot attorney illa agilan corrib that, oh, Lord, why did you not delay me for some more time? Meaning Yara, I asked you for a very short extension, not a long one. Just give me a little bit more time, so that I can quickly go and do the things that I delayed. And you see it has been set over here Agilent corrib, the request is for a very short extension. Why? You know, for example, when you have to submit some

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homework or some essay or you know, your your meeting, you're quickly reaching a deadline and you know that you're not going to be able to submit on time. What do you do, you ask for an extension. And sometimes you ask for just a day, or just a couple of hours. And sometimes we are given that extension. And other times, we are not given that extension. Remember that at the time of death, there is no more extension, not for an hour, not for half a day, not for a day, not for a week. Right now we have the time and at the time of death. No more extensions will be given. So the hypocrite says for Assad, the communists Ali hain that give me some more time just a short while so

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that I can give charity and I can be of the righteous. Allah subhanaw taala says in Surah, two Toba about the hypocrites that women home menorah had Allah let in at 10am in fog Lee learner Sadiq Khan, well an akuna nominal solly hain, that among them are those who make promises with Allah, that if Allah gives us from his favor, definitely, we are going to give charity and definitely we are going to be of the righteous. And this is hypocrisy, that a person says they will give sadaqa when they have such and such and such. And when Allah subhanaw taala gives them the ability, Allah subhanaw taala gives them the opportunity, they are able to give sadaqa then they actually don't give it they

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delay, and they procrastinate. So remember that giving sadaqa removes hypocrisy. giving charity removes hypocrisy, and delaying charity only increases hypocrisy. Even our best rhodiola Martin who said that this idea is very hard on the people of towhead on the people who believe in the oneness of Allah, on sincere believers, because this idea is a warning, and it creates an urgency. And it really warns us against delaying good deeds. But he said that what a common asylee hain that give me some more time, so that I can be of the righteous means that give me more time so that I can perform acts of obedience, I can obey you, Oh Allah, and I can perform the obligations and that I can

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perform Hajj. So basically, this person delays doing good things their entire life. And then at the time of death, they're begging for an extension, so that they can perform their obligations. So what is meant by what a communist slyly hane is that give me more time so that I can fulfill my obligations, because the fact is, that a person cannot be truly righteous. A person cannot be counted among the solly hain until they perform their obligations. So for example, if a person gives voluntary charity, they give gifts to, you know, their friends, their family, they're very nice to their neighbors, they smile, etc. All of that is great, but they're not truly righteous until they

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give what they owe Allah until they perform Salah. They give Zakat, they fast in Ramadan, they perform hajj, a person will not be counted among the righteous until they fulfill the condition of fulfilling obligations. Even Abbas radi Allahu anhu said that when death approaches a person who has wealth, but this person has not given the cat on their wealth, or is able to go for Hajj, but has not performed head yet, then what will happen at the time of death, he will most definitely request a return to the world and then even our best will be a lot more annual recited this

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So we all need to think about our obligations, that we need to make them a priority Salah, Zakat, our fasts, that are obligatory that we must complete them. And if we're not able to complete them, because of our health condition, because we are of those who are exempt, then we must give the video do not delay that do not delay the performance of obligations, because death can come at any moment. And when the time for performing any act of worship comes in, whether it is that we also CAD or that we have to complete our fasts, that we should perform the obligation at the right time, we should not delay unnecessarily, because otherwise there is regret at the time of death. And remember that

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death is not delayed from its fixed time. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked about the best charity that what kind of charity is best. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that you give charity in a time when you are healthy. And you are also close fisted, you are also haunted by the fear of poverty, and you hope to become rich. When you give charity in such a condition, that is the best form of charity. Look at these descriptions that you give it in a state when you are healthy, you are close fisted, meaning you are, you know a little stingy, you, you are very careful about you know, what you spend, and how much you spend, and where you're spending. And

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at the same time, you're afraid that if you give too much, if you spend too much, you might become poor. And at the same time, you are hopeful that you know, in the future, or very soon, I will have more wealth. So at a time when basically there's uncertainty, all right, that is the time when you give sadaqa than that, so the car is the best. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam warned us against delaying charity, he said, You must not defer giving charity until the time that you are about to die. And then you say, this is for so and so. And that is for so and so because it has it has already become the possession of so and so. Meaning at the time of death. If you say give this

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to him, give that to her. Well, what's the point? Because very soon, within a few moments when you leave this world, it is going to become their property anyway. So remember, the time to give charity is before death. At the time of death. It is too late. in Hades we learn that one day the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam put some saliva on his hand. And after putting his finger on it, he said all son of Adam, how can you escape me when I have created you from this? I perfectly fashioned you and balanced your form. So you walk on the earth wearing two garments, and your footsteps can be heard. And then you gather and collect wealth, and then you hoard it and when the soul reaches the

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collarbone. You say I give such and such in charity. But how is it time now to give charity, meaning it's too late. So do something before death approaches in Surah Al Baqarah Allah subhanaw taala tell us Yeah, uh, you have levena Manu, and Phil Coleman Mirza kanakam all you have believed spend from what We have provided you mean cubberly and yet ta yo Malerba your own fee, while our who Latin while our shafa before a day comes in which there is no trade and no friendship will help you and no intercession will help you so spend before that day comes, otherwise they will be immense regret, may Allah protect us in total mcmeen on ir 99 Allah subhanaw taala mentions had either had a

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Hamamoto call or a big rune Until when death approaches one of them he says, oh my lord returned me return me lonley armello solly hand FEMA torok to so I may perform righteous deeds which I left color in the hair, Kelly Martin who are called elucha No way, this is just a word that he is saying these are empty hollow words. Because if he was really going to give something, if he was really going to do something righteous, then he would have done it already. Because Allah gave many chances. So it has said over here that what unfill Camaros or panakam mean Kabali on yet to a harder Komal mode for your cooler biloela a hot attorney illa agilan Parade for sadaqa with a commoner

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solly hain. So I could give some sadaqa and I could be of the righteous yeah

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Give some more time. The question is, what exactly is sadaqa? Remember that the word sadaqa comes from the word slave and slave is truthfulness or sincerity. So giving charity spending in obedience to Allah is a sign of truthfulness of faith. Meaning it shows that a person is a true believer. This is why hypocrites do not like to give sadaqa because they're not sincere in their faith, a believer is sincere in his faith. And this is why he gives sadaqa she gives sadaqa. So sadaqa is basically a way through which we worship Allah subhanaw taala. How by giving something and that can be anything, it can be money, it can be gold, it can be silver, it can be a smile, it can be a kind word, it can

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be a good suggestion, anything that we give, in obedience to Allah, that is sadaqa. And sometimes the word sadaqa is also used to refer to the cat. So for example, in the Quran, Allah soprano three dimensions, who has been unwell him saw the cotton to the hero, what was the key him behind that, that people should give sadaqa which will purify them, and it will increase them. And what is meant is that they must give the cat so when it is said over here for a sadaqa then First of all, this includes the giving of Zakat, and remember that the cat is enjoined in Islam, it is something mandatory that we have to give, but we have to give it on specific types of wealth, like for

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example, on gold or on silver, on on produce, fruits and crops, also trade goods and livestock. Southern on the other hand, is not obligatory on any particular kind of wealth sadaqa is left open to you, you can give whatever that you want. There's no specific limit or guideline you will give whatever that you want. And Zakat is subject to the condition that one full lunar year should have passed since acquiring the wealth. Meaning if you have a certain amount of gold, which which reaches the minimum threshold than the nisab, and it has been sitting with you for an entire lunar year, then you have to give a certain amount of charity on it. Likewise, if you own land, and you know

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you're into farming, then harvest you have to give Zakat at the time of harvest. Likewise, on animals also on animals of livestock, a certain type of Zakat is given at a certain time, when it comes to sadaqa then Sadako there is no conditions over there, you can give sadaqa any time you can give sadaqa every single day, you can give sadaqa in any amount on any kind of wealth. And also remember that when it comes to the cat, it can only be given to certain types of people, as a cat cannot just be given to anyone. Like for example, a person cannot say that you know what I will give a cat to my wife, I will give a cat to my son, you cannot do that the cat, the recipients of the cat

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are very specific people which are mentioned in the Quran. But when it comes to sadaqa that can be given to anyone, you can give it to your neighbor, you can give it to your family member, you can give it to your friends, you can give it to those in need. And remember that when we are obligated to give the cat then there is a reason for that there are objectives of the cat. And if no Josie said that every intelligent person must understand the objectives of the cat, you know, in the month of Ramadan, especially a lot of people that gives a cat at this time. And we gives a cat without even realizing what the purpose of the cat is what the objective of the cat is. And this is why we

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become you know, a little stingy a little small hearted we keep thinking oh really do I have to give $1,000 Do I have to give cash Do you know? Do I have to give you know in this cause Can I not give you know a little less or, or just to my family? You know we become worried and that defeats the purpose of the cat. The objectives of the cat are what first of all that a person gives from what they love. And this is a test. Allah subhanaw taala is testing us that are we going to give from what we love. Like for example, you love your money, you love your cash, right? It's been sitting with you for an entire year and you're looking forward to increasing your money and you're looking

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forward to you know, go on a vacation, buy a bigger house, buy a newer car. So you love your wealth. You love your gold, you love your jewelry.

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But then when you have to give the cat from it, this is a test. Are you going to give from what you love? Or are you going to become stingy? Secondly, the second objective of the cat is to purify a person from destructive stinginess. The thing is that all of us, you know, we develop some kind of selfishness some kind of stinginess, some kind of bull. But when we give the cat when we're forced to give them we fight that stinginess, we're trying to overcome that stinginess. And if we allow stinginess to stay in our hearts, it is incredibly destructive. And the third objective is to show gratitude for the blessing of wealth that Allah has given me wealth, I have had this amount of

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wealth for an entire year Alhamdulillah, Allah subhanaw taala gave me so much. So the cat is a way of showing gratitude. So a person should keep this in mind that Allah has given them the wealth that they have, that we are actually the recipients over here. Because sometimes when we're giving look at we think that we're giving, you know, we're doing other people a favor, the fact is that it is Allah's favor on us, that he gave us wealth, so that we could give from it to others. Because if Allah had not given us wealth, what would we give from how would we give charity? So remember, that first of all, the cat for a sadaqa we must give Zakat that is do it is one of the pillars of Islam.

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And it is a responsibility that must be carried out. It is a quality of the people of faith. Allah subhanaw taala mentioned in Surah two naml that the Quran is a guidance and a good news for the believers who are there and levena Uk Muna salata where you tune as Zakat, those who establish salah and they give the cat and not giving the cat is resembling the people of COVID and schilke. Insert facilite is six and seven. Allah subhanaw taala mentions will what way Lil mushrikeen and war to those who associate partners with Allah who are there, and Levine Allah you tuna Zakat, those who do not give Zakat, meaning they only spend their wealth on themselves. They don't purify their wealth

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by spending on others. And we learn that in the Quran, the wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam women are specifically addressed and they are instructed to gives a cat Allah Subhana Allah says in Surah to his work on a few booty coonawarra terracina turbo G to all our acuteness salata What are Tina's Cata established salah and gives a cat, a lot of women just rely on their husbands that you know what I don't worry about the wealth that I have about the gold that I own about the cash that is sitting, my husband worries about it, well, you should check is he actually giving the cat on your gold as well. And he is not obligated to give the cat on your gold by the way, on the

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cash that you own. You are supposed to give the cat on the wealth that you own, on the jewelry that you own. So every man and every woman is responsible to give the cat that is due on the wealth that they own. And remember that the cat is actually the right of others which is mixed with the wealth that Allah has given you. So give others their right you don't have a right over or over this wealth it belongs to other people when levina family him her coma alone. Her Kumar loon What does that mean? That this is a known right meaning that that actually belongs to other people. So you have to give it and on the Day of Judgment we are going to be asked about Zakat, just as we will be asked

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about Salah in a hadith we learned that the first thing a person will be asked about on the Day of Judgment is Salah, if it is complete, it will be recorded in full and it and if it is deficient, it will be said see if my slave has any voluntary prayers and complete his obligatory with his voluntary and then as a cat will be examined in a similar way and other deeds will also be examined in a similar way. So we will be questioned about it. And we learn that those who do not give the cat that is due will be punished very severely on the Day of Judgment. Before even being admitted into hell there is punishment in the great gathering in the hasher. If the cat was payable on livestock,

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a person will come carrying that animal on his back. If the cat was viewing gold or silver, they will be shackled with that golden silver around their neck and such gold and silver will actually be heated up in hell and they will be branded with it will urja the villa Allah subhanaw taala says in Surah two tober when larina

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Can you zunar the harbor will feel better? What are you in for Kona haffi sebelah, for sure whom we are there been Aleem that those people who hoard gold and silver, and they do not spend it in the way of Allah, then give them glad tidings of a painful punishment. And remember hoarded wealth is wealth on which the cat is not given. It doesn't mean that if there's a great amount of wealth, that is a hoard No, a hoard is wealth on which the cat is not given. And if a person has a little bit of wealth even, and they don't give the cat from that, then that little bit of wealth also becomes a hoard it is considered a cancer. So the punishment for such people the painful punishment is Yama,

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Yama, la haffi nadie Jahan Namah, for to Corby Haji bow, who whom would you know, boom, Waldo, whom? Allahu Akbar, that gold that silver that wealth will be heated up in the fire, and then they will be branded with it. Like imagine a hot metal plate, if that is put on a person's side on their forehead, on their back. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Majid. nomina Gnar and it will be said Heather McKenna's to me unfussy con, this is what you hoard it for yourselves. This is what you were saving. This is what you wanted to keep all for yourself. Well, this is here now for you for the coma Clinton technique zone, so taste what you were hoarding. And we learn our beloved Miss Ruth reported

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that a person will not be punished in such a way that a pile of gold coins or silver coins is put on him. Rather, his body will be enlarged, so that each coin touches him, each coin that is heated up in the fire each piece of jewelry or or whatever it was, it's heated up in the fire and then that person is branded with it. And even the jewelry on which the cat is not given is in fact jewelry of hell of fire. In a Hades we learned a smart bin Zaid, she said that my aunt and I came to visit the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and we were wearing gold bracelets. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Do you give the cat on them? We said no. He said do you not fear that Allah should

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make you wear bracelets of fire gives a cat on them. And there's many a Hadees that gives us the same message. So don't think that the cat is only do on the cash that is sitting as a cat. There's also do you want the gold necklace that you're wearing? The gold bracelets that you have the gold sets that are sitting in the locker that are sitting in the jewelry box, you have to give the cat on that. And when we gives a cat There are numerous benefits associated with that. An obvious benefit is that we are performing an obligation when when we perform an obligation we draw close to Allah subhanaw taala. But in addition to that, we learned that when a person gives a cat they will be

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saved from fear and worry on the Day of Judgment. Allah Subhana Allah says in Surah Baqarah in alladhina amanu What are mula slyly heard indeed those people who believe and do righteous deeds will elcom will slaughter what Arthur was a cat and they established prayer and that gives a cat Level A drew Homer in the robbing him. They will have the reward near their Lord, what a homophone or lay him, whatever whom he has known, and there will be no fear on them, and they will not grieve May Allah subhanaw taala make us among such people, and such people who perform their obligations, who believe that there is no god worthy of worship but Allah, and that Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is

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the Messenger of Allah, and they perform the five daily prayers, and they fast in the month of Ramadan and pray in the nights of Ramadan, and they gives a cat then such people will be counted among the Sunday teen and Shahada on the Day of Judgment, they will be in the company of severe pain and Shahada. So the cat is something that draws a person near paradise, and it takes a person away from hellfire. And such a person who gives a cat will be admitted into paradise from whichever gate that they want. When it comes to voluntary sadaqa that is also extremely rewardable very beneficial, because sometimes what happens is that we limit ourselves to just giving a cat like for example, in

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Ramadan, you know, especially in the last 10 nights, you know, we give up as a cat. But in addition to that, in addition to the cat, we should also give sadaqa we should also give voluntary charity spend in good works. And these days, there's so many opportunities to sponsor students of knowledge to help feed the you know, people who are hungry to to help or

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Since to help build masajid to help you know sustain good projects, so we should all think about putting our share in such causes. Allah subhanaw taala says way as a Luna kamada Yun feel Khun kulula alpha. and they ask you what is it that they should spend, say, they should give the excess, meaning the extra that is sitting with them. Right? They should give of that, or a level also means that which is good, meaning the good wealth that they have, they should spend from it. And remember that everyone must give some form of charity. Some people think that, you know, I don't, I don't I don't have a job, I don't have a source of income. And my husband gives charity I don't, you should

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also think about giving charity because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said earlier could only Muslim in South Africa, every Muslim must give sadaqa he did not specify that men should give sadaqa. Now, every Muslim, adult child and sometimes we think well, I'm still a teenager, I'm still young, I'm still dependent on my parents, you can still give sadaqa everyone has to give sadaqa even if you are the recipient of the cat, meaning you are on the receiving end, still, you must give something the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that there is sadaqa that is to be given for every joint of the human body. And for every day on which the sun rises, there is a reward of sadaqa

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meaning you must give sadaqa every day, and it is due on every limb of our body. And sadaqa is what we ran some ourselves with your hair alayhis salaam advised his people he gathered the bunny is slightly ill and he advised them. And part of the advice that he gave them was that I command you to give sadaqa and the example of the person who gives sadaqa is that of a man who has been captured by his enemies, and he has been tied up, His hands are tied to his neck, and they come to kill him, but he says I can rent some myself from you, I can give some wealth to you so that you can set me free. And whatever you ask me, I will give you a little or a lot. So what happens he ran some himself by

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giving his wealth to them. So this is what sadaqa does, actually, it ransoms us, it frees us from our troubles, from the consequences of our sins from worry and grief. Now, if you think about it, you know, when we have wealth, we think that we we have you know, it belongs to us, and we can do whatever we want with it. Whereas the fact is, that our wealth is that which we have either consumed as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam explained, which we have used up, or that which we have, you know, worn, meaning which we have used in one way or another, or what we have given as charity and sent it forward. Because whatever we don't use, and whatever we don't give in sadaqa, meaning

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it's just with us right now, then what's going to happen one day, it's going to become the property of someone else. Right? It doesn't actually, it's not actually going to stay with us forever. We learned that I kind of saw a datum in the hand of a man and he asked him Whose is it? He said, it's mine, he said, it cannot be truly yours until you use it for something rewardable meaning when you use it, when you spend it in something rewardable then it will actually belong to you. And then he said until little Malli either, um sector who were either and factor who fell Malou luck, that you belong to your wealth, for as long as you withhold it. Because as long as you keep your money, you

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withhold your money, you are basically serving your money, right? You are serving it, you're guarding it, you are protecting it, you are doing something to take care of it. So it's as though your money owns you. But when you spend it is when your wealth belongs to you, then you have truly made it yours. Because your wealth will benefit you when you spend it. When you you know for example, if you have money sitting in the bank, what good is it? Nothing. But when you spend it, for example, to pay for fees, you you spend it to buy food, you spend it to buy clothes, you spend it in charity, that's when you truly derive benefit from it.

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Now what is the benefit of giving sadaqa we learned that out of all the different good deeds sadaqa is one of the best. And we learned in a hadith that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that purchase yourselves through the wealth that Allah has given you. So if one of you feel stingy, meaning he doesn't like to give

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Then he should begin with himself and spend on himself and eat and wear from what Allah has given him. Because when you develop the habit of spending, giving, and you begin with yourself, then one day it will be easier for you to spend on others as well. So spend don't just keep, don't just hold on to your wealth. And remember that Southern court is an expiation, it erases our sins. In a Hades we learn that a man's afflictions meaning a man's fitna, they're wrong, a person's sins in regard to his wife, because the people who are closest to us suffer the most at our hands. So a man's sins concerning his wife concerning his children and neighbors are expiated by his prayers, his charity

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and his enjoining what is right, so when you give sadaqa you erase your sins, and so the call is very heavy on the shaitan a shaitana Yari, the Kemal facula shaitan does not like us to give sadaqa at all, he threatens us, he frightens us that when you give sadaqa you will have less you will have poor and this is why it's so important that we overcome that fear and we give So anyway, and we learned in a Hadees that when a person gives sadaqa he breaks the draws of 70 devils in you, you defeat you fight 70 shall clean in order to give sadaqa because when you're giving sadaqa 70 shouting come to to stop you to hold you back. And other benefits of giving sadaqa that first of

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all, sadaqa never reduces wealth. It is Allah's promise that we're you're beside the court, Allah causes charities to grow. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Man, no Casazza. nakatomi mal, no charity ever decreased any wealth. Meaning why feel afraid when you give sadaqa you are actually increasing your wealth because you get more from Allah in Masada. Tina will Masada Katya, Accra, de la cordon Hasina. ueber a fuller home, it will be multiplied for them, not just their wealth, not just their rewards, but also their, their wealth will be multiplied for them. And we learned that when a person gives sadaqa, which is even of a date fruit, right? That and it's given

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from honest earnings, and it's given for the sake of Allah, Allah subhanaw taala causes it to grow just as a baby horse grows, right? Until that that one date becomes the size of a mountain or even greater. sadaqa is a cure, meaning if we were suffering from illness, any kind of illness, so DACA is a means of bringing healing and it also brings ease. Allah subhanaw taala says for a moment, Erica with DACA as for he who gives and fears Allah will set the cobble Hausner and believes in the best reward for saluja siru, who will use raw we will ease him toward ease, Allah will create ease for you, when you give charity. In an Irishman we learned treat your ill through sadaqa meaning when

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people are ill when people are sick in your family amongst your, you know, friends, then part of your treatment plan should be to give sadaqa you know, the author of mustard rock, how come this is a well known book of Hades. So the collector of this book of Hades aboard Abdullah and how come he was suffering from an illness where basically, you know, there were,

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you know, something on his face that was a constant source of pain and, and, and agitation. And, you know, for example, warts or

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you know, some kind of tumor Allahu irlam what exactly it was, but some growth on his face that was a source of constant pain for him. And he requested many people to make the offer him and then he decided to, you know, increase in giving sadaqa so on the door of his house, meaning right by the door of his house, he arranged for water to be given to people for free. So people begin accessing that to get water. And what happened within a week His face was healed. So many people will, you know, share your experiences with you even that, but because of giving sadaqa their difficulties were made easy, even though Kareem said that sadaqa has an amazing effect in removing trials and

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tribulations. He said even if a non believer gives sadaqa he sees its benefit. And remember sometimes what we are suffering is a result of our own sins. So in Hades, we learn that secret charity

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cools the anger of the Lord, meaning when we anger Allah subhanaw taala through what we have said and through what we have done, then when we give sadaqa, then that sadaqa makes Allah subhanaw taala pleased with us, it removes, it takes that anger away. And remember that Southern is something, the reward of which is continuous, and it keeps coming even after we have passed away. So, when a person dies, their good deeds come to an end except for three things right. And one of them is recurring charity or continuous charity. So the cotton jatiya meaning that you give such a charity that continues to bring benefit to people. So think about what you can give, whether it is to, you know,

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make a contribution in, in providing clean water to people, or in providing, you know, good education to people, that continues to benefit people in one way or another. You help in building a Masjid, you help in, in in sustaining an Islamic organization. You don't know how long lasting the effects will be, you can die tomorrow and the reward will continue to come in sha Allah. And this is why we have also been encouraged to give subtle call on behalf of the deceased. And when we give sadaqa There are numerous benefits that we can get on the day of judgment as well in the hereafter. And before the day of judgment. In the grave itself. We learned that when a person is placed in

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their grave, and the punishment begins to approach them from different sides, then Salah is on the on the side of the head of a person meaning Salah shields, a person

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shields a person's head, right leaning against the punishment. The facets of a person shield him from his right side, the cat shields a person from his left side, and other righteous deeds shield him on the side of his feet. So when you give sadaqa whether it is the true givings a cat or voluntary charity, and remember, this is something that will protect you in the grave also. Under this we learn that sadaqa extinguishes the heat of the grave from its people. So when you give sadaqa you are you are ensuring that you are protected in the grave. A person will be under the shade of his charity on the Day of Judgment. And the person who gives charity secretly will be under

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the shade of the throne of Allah azza wa jal. So we see that the way of the righteous was, for example, yazeed said that not a day would go by except that a bobblehead would give something in charity. At times, he would give just a piece of sweet bread, or sometimes he would just give an onion even Allahu Akbar. So you don't just have to give charity to the poor, meaning you don't have to find a person who is really suffering so that you can give them you know, a lot of financial aid, no supplies not just in the form of something extremely valuable. Souther can be anything. The main objective of giving is to remove stinginess. So for example, you're putting two sources in your

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plate, put one you know in the plate of your brother, your sister, right? You get the best piece of you know, meat, but before you put it on your plate you offer to someone at the table. He saw the cord the whole point of sadhaka is that you gave you remove that stinginess, you show thanks to Allah and, and you give of what you love. And sadaqa also erases since it leads its people to paradise, we learned that sadaqa extinguishes the fire of sins, just as water extinguishes fire. So Southern extinguishes since just as water extinguishes fire, and it leads its people to paradise, and the reward of Southern has written on the gate of Paradise also. Now the question is, how can we

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give sadaqa what are the different ways of giving sadaqa First of all, remember that khulumani Bluefin sadaqa, every act of kindness is sadaqa. A good word is a southern Cali Mata Yoruba to sadaqa. When you say an uplifting word, an encouraging word that is also a form of charity, offering any kind of help or assistance is a kind of charity. We don't have these when you smile in your brother's face, and sometimes literally smiling to your biological brother can be very difficult, especially when he's been annoying you when he's not been helping you when he's been, you know, teasing you. So smiling at that time. It can be very difficult, but it's a form of sadaqa and in

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joining what is good is sadaqa

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forbidding what is objectionable is sadaqa. Directing someone who has lost his way, guiding someone who is lost is a form of sadaqa helping a man who has bad eyesight, meaning a person for example, is not able to read. Write, sometimes your own parents have trouble reading what is, you know, written in a text message, or they have trouble reading a font size that is very tiny. That is that is also a form of sadaqa. Removing stones and thorns and bones from the road is a form of sadaqa. pouring water from your bucket into your brother's bucket is a form of sadaqa so increase in giving sadaqa a Buddha radi Allahu anhu said that one day the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that every

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day sadaqa is due on every limb of the body. So without said, your suit Allah, how can I give sadaqa when I don't even have much wealth, he said, say Subhana Allah Alhamdulillah, La ilaha illAllah astell fetullah these are all forms of sadaqa. To command what is right and forbid what is wrong is sadaqa and removing thorns and bones and stones from the way of people is sadaqa guiding a blind person is sadaqa explaining something to a person who is mute or deaf is Southern.

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Kenny taking the time to explain things to them. And now they know their sign language. But if you don't know sign language, then it's it's going to take a while to get the message across. Right? That is also a form of sadhaka. You know, making sure that they're part you know that they're feeling included, they're not being ignored. This is a form of saga. And

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guiding someone to their destination is a form of sadaqa. Right? removing removing someone's oppression, right helping someone who is asking you for help is a form of sadaqa using the strength of your hands to aid a weak person is sadaqa. And anything that you do any good deed that you do is a form of sadaqa. The Prophet sallallahu earlier said I'm included in this list, that you're being physically intimate with your wife is also a southerner because some men don't care about the sexual needs of their wives. So even fulfilling that is a form of South Africa. And we learned in another Hadees, that giving Salam saying Salaam to others is a form of sadaqa giving water to drink to

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others is a sadhaka even if you can just give a sip of water, a little bit of water, the Prophet sallallahu earlier Selim said do not belittle any good deed, right. And in that same Hadeeth is mentioned, even if you can give someone a rope or a shoelace, Allahu Akbar. and removing someone's loneliness, removing someone's fear is also subtle. Sometimes you can you can sense that, you know, sense of trouble on a person's face that they're feeling worried they're feeling lost, they look anxious, helping them or you know, that someone is living alone. And, you know, calling them talking to them is also a form of sadaqa. And being kind and friendly and loving and generous with your

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family members is a form of Southern helping people at home is a form of Southern spending on your family is a form of Southern in Hades we learned that in fact, it is the best form of sadaqa to spend on your family, on your wife, on your children on your servant, these are these are all forms of charity, these are all you know spendings for which a person is rewarded. Also we learned in a Hadees that giving water to your wife is sadaqa meaning when a man gives water to drink to his wife, that is also sadaqa. So one of the narratives of Hardee's when he was narrating this, he got up he went and he gave water to his wife, because this is an act of sadaqa planting a tree is giving a

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loan is a sadhaka helping people resolve their conflicts is a southern car. And also protecting people from your harm is also sad. Because sometimes it's you know difficult to do to actively do good. But when you restrain yourself, for example, you have the best comeback, but you remain silent. Right? You you know that you can noisily unload the dishwasher, but you consciously choose to do it quietly. You can make noise at home when people are sleeping. You know for example, you could be listening to this lecture when people are sleeping and the noise could be bothering them. It could be disturbing their sleep. So you put headphones on alright so that their sleep is not

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disturbed. You walk slowly, carefully so that they're not disturbed. This is also a form of sadaqa. Giving Something in the way of Allah is

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sadaqa whatever that may be, and giving Southern at a time when you're healthy is the best form of sadaqa. And give some other kind of way that you remain wealthy afterwards that you don't become needy yourself, this is also important. Now there are some etiquette of giving Southern call. The first etiquette is that you give sadaqa from wealth that you have lawfully earned, meaning do not steal from your husband's property in order to give sadaqa do not secretly take his credit card and make an online donation only for him to find out later. And then he gets annoyed. No, you have to give sadaqa from wealth that is lawfully earned. Allah subhanaw taala says Hola, esta will be so

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what are you say? That the impure and the pure can never be equal, they can never be equal, they're not the same. Secondly, give purely for the sake of Allah, give to please Allah subhanaw taala any your intention should be to seek the face of Allah. Thirdly, give without Ria, meaning given away, that, you know you're not thinking about are people watching me now Do they know that I'm giving sadaqa my sadaqa should be known my charity should be known. No, that that should not be the way give without Ria, then number four, after you give, do not do much and other meaning do not remind people of the favor that you have done them, do not hurt them down. Because you think that you you

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have a greater status, you you know you have done them a favor. So now you can say anything to them. No, refrain from men and other number five, give happily, when you give something in the way of Allah sadaqa as a cat, give from your heart, meaning don't treat it as a burden, as a fine as a tax, this is an opportunity for you, you know, the righteous, this is their way that when a poor person shows up, they get delighted that Alhamdulillah someone has come so that we have an opportunity to give so give happily number six give secretly, yes, you can give her the call openly as well in a way that people can see when you're giving sadaqa but it is better to give her the cup privately

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secretly, in the nighttime. Or when people are not watching you, you know make a make a private donation, make a secret donation, you know, online for example, so that people don't find out about it. And number seven, sometimes give without count also, that for example, someone is coming, right? They're asking for something, then don't start counting the small says that you're putting in the box, let them take whatever they want. I remember once someone came to my mother and they needed something for their kitchen for their house and my mother literally said to them come into my kitchen and take whatever that you need. So, that person took some dishes, they took some cooking

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pots, they took some you know utensils, cutlery cups, serving dishes, literally any my mother said to them comment and take whatever you need, whatever you want, she did not say okay, you can take two cups you can take three you know

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you know dishes you can take one serving dish, she did not specify any number and this is something that we should also try give without count without putting a limit in he let the person who is in need, choose what they want, open up your closet and let them come and take what they like. Because you see sometimes we decide what we want to give others but let other people also decide what they want. We should also ask Allah azza wa jal Aloma in me as Luca Luda. What are we allowed alpha will arena that Oh Allah, I ask you for guidance. I asked you for piety. I asked you for chastity. And I asked you for Hina for contentment, for richness, richness of the heart, richness of the heart that

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I that I'm not stingy in giving. I'm not selfish and giving. I don't feel worried when giving that I am happy to give I give happily and after giving I stay happy. Yeah Allah give me richness of the heart. So practically, what should we do? We should develop the habit of giving sadaqa develop the habit of giving regularly, not just in the month of Ramadan, also, outside of the month of Ramadan, spend from what you have earned. Spend from your paycheck, spend from what you have lawfully acquired, and then whatever resources Allah has given you. Use them for good works. Use them to benefit

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Other people don't just think about how you can enjoy them for yourself. Also think about how you can bring benefit to others through those things, and give from what ever that Allah has given you. If it's cash gift from that, if it's gold gift from that, if it is clothes, gift from that, give even from your food, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, none of you Muslim women should consider the sheep's hoof too insignificant, a gift to give to her neighbor. Meaning if that is all you have to give, then give of that. When you're when you're preparing food, increase the volume of that food so that you can share some of it when you buy groceries, get you know, give some of it and

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compete in good works, compete in in earning rewards of the hereafter. You know, sometimes we compete with our family, our in laws, our siblings, our neighbors, that all they got new furniture, we also should buy new furniture. They got, you know, new lawn furniture, we're also going to get it they got a new shed. We're also going to get it they got a new car, we're also going to get it so we're constantly competing with other people in worldly things. Let us compete in giving sadaqa and seek the company of people who give and who encourage you to give Allah subhanaw taala says so McCann Amina alladhina amanu waterwell soba Sabri what Allah well saw Bill Maher hammer, hula ecosse

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How will my man who are the people of the right side those who are among those people who believe and advise one another to patients and advise one another to compassion. So, let us keep the company of people who give and who encouraged us to give my last panel Tata give us the ability to spend sincerely for his sake for his approval in ways that he are pleased with in causes that he is pleased with. I mean, inshallah we will conclude over here somehow Nicola Houma will be handig La ilaha illa Anta estan Furukawa autoboot Lake wa salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.