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Towards the conclusion of the sutra, Allah subhanaw taala dimensions the story of our own, and let's present our dimensions regarding quadroon that in the Quran Academy pomi moussaieff abohar lay him that in de oro was from the people of Musa alayhis salam, meaning he was from the bunny is la el, but still faba la la him, he tyrannized them or he rebelled, he, he became oppressive towards them, he will he was unjust towards them. Because what is expected of a person of power and privilege is to use his privilege to help his own people. But our own actually used his privilege, the wealth that Allah subhanaw taala gave him to oppress his own people. He was not using the blessings that
Allah had given him to help his people rather, he used them to, to, to oppress them even more, to harm them even more. And so we learn here that Allah subhanaw taala had given him a whole lot of wealth. And it is mentioned that we're at a nominal cool uzima in Namah Fatiha, who let her know, obey the rules, but he only looked over, that the the amount of wealth that our own had been given was so much, that just the keys to the treasures of our own, were so many and so heavy, that they would be difficult to carry, they would heavily Weigh Down on on a group of strong men, meaning if this is the state of if this is the case with the keys, that that were used to access the treasures
of God. And then just imagine the amount of wealth that qarun possessed. And the fact that you know, there were so many keys shows that our own had had basically hoarded his wealth, he had, you know, accumulated a whole lot of wealth and he had hoarded it, meaning he was not really and the fact that it's called cans, shows that he was not a giving from his wealth to the poor. And remember that the wealth that Allah subhanaw taala has given us especially wealth that has been sitting for an entire year, remember that the help of the poor, the right of the poor must be given from it and that is called the cat. And once a cat is not given from from a hoard of wealth, then such wealth is called
cans. And we learn that on the Day of Judgment, people will be punished by such wealth. So for example, we learned about how golden silver that people hoarded will actually be heated up in the fire, and then people will be branded with that stuff. So this is a very serious matter, that if Allah subhanaw taala has given a person wealth, then they must give from it the right of the poor and the needy.
So So this was the state of his wealth, but then his people advised him if Cannella who como Lata for his people said to him that qarun Latifah Do not Do not be too happy or do not exalt because in Allah Allah you hibel fairy hain Indeed Allah does not like the people who exalt and then they continued with the advice. They advised him that seek the home of the hereafter through the wealth that Allah has given you. And at the same time, do not forget about you know your share of the world meaning enjoy from your wealth in this life as well. But then pay it forward. When Allah has been good to you. You should also be good to people and do not use your wealth to commit to corruption in
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Because Allah subhanaw taala does not like such people. So we see that his people the money is through you, they actually advised our room. So this shows us that among the Bani Israel, there were people of good sense. There were people of knowledge people of taqwa. And so they advised our own out of goodwill out of, you know, sincerity and out of you know that, that feeling that that that they wanted to help him. So, they advised him. Now, sometimes what happens is that when people advise an individual, that individual really does not like the advice, especially when a person has a certain level of privilege or a certain level, you know, certain status, then they think that they
are above any advice. So, we see that they advised him, and he did not like the advice at all. But it's very important that when people advise us, no matter who it is, someone who knows us or someone who does not know us, right, someone who is, you know, a person of knowledge or someone who is a person who does not know much, whether they talk to us nicely, when advising us or they're extremely rude to us, it's very important that we look at what is being said, instead of how it is being said, or who is it that is giving us advice, right, learn to, to to filter through, you see, we learn about how
one of the companions of Buddha de la Mourinho when he was instructed to guard the wealth of charity,
because it had to be distributed among the poor, so he was appointed to guard it overnight. And we learnt in Hades about how, you know, someone came and began stealing from it, and Abood, I know, the loved one who caught that, that person, and then this happened over and over again. Right. And the final night that, you know, this, this individual came a booth at our little moron who caught him. And he said that That's it, I'm, I'm definitely going to, you know, hold you now. And I'm going to tell the Prophet salallahu earnings, tell them about this. And that that individual said that, you know, let me go let me go, I will tell you something that will keep you safe at night. Right? And
what is that recite ayatul? kursi. All right. So then a Buddha, Abdullah Martin, who told the Prophet salallahu, Urdu sinner about that, and the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam said that that was shaped on, right, that tray plan is the one who kept coming in order to steal from it. And even though shaitan is a liar, what he said over here was true, right? Meaning, yes, if you recite ikusi, at night, it will guard you it will protect you all night long. Right? So this shows us that even though shaitan is the one who's giving the advice, yes, we don't listen to shape on. But here when he spoke when he said that I will curse he guards you all night. That statement is true. And
this is a reason why any we recite ikusi at night for our production. So this shows us that it's very important for us to focus on, on the piece of advice that is being given to us rather than, you know, reject an advice, simply because, you know, the person who is who is giving us that advice is not important in our eyes, or we think that, you know, they, they don't know me. So I so basically, I don't care about the advice that they're giving me always look at the content, right? Because these days, what happens is that every piece of advice is called unsolicited advice, and it's rejected. And people have put themselves up on such a pedestal that you know what, let me do
whatever I want. And you have no right to say anything to me. But we should not be so arrogant. Learn from people who show you love and also from your haters. Really, people who hate you, they are or people who don't care about your feelings. Sometimes they will they will tell you things that are absolutely true that people who love you will never have the courage to to tell you. So yes, it's definitely hurtful. It's it's definitely annoying. And it's definitely upsetting. You know, when people go on advising you but but see what you can learn from that. Right? So here we see that our own was given advice by his people, but he completely rejected it. Now look at the advice that they
gave him. First of all, they said lack of right in the law, you have bowfishing five things they advised him with. All right, the first thing was, do not be too happy, do not do not exalt because Indeed Allah does not like those people who exalt and we discussed the meaning of laughter for now, not the ultimate means don't be too happy. All right, meaning don't just don't be too happy with this world. Any don't don't think that you know you are successful.
Or that you are the most fortunate person and you've made it and you're the best, just because of this wealth that you have. Right? Don't don't consider that, you know, the wealth that you have is a sign of your success. Because the fact is that when you are too happy with the world, and you make the things of the world, the ultimate source of your enjoyment and pleasure, then what's going to happen, it's going to distract you from the hereafter. And remember, that those who are deeply in love with the world, right, then they end up doing things, because of which they earn the disapproval of Allah. And this is why it has been said that in the Lucha Allah, you have been very
hit or lost, Pantheon does not like such people. And remember that the love of the world, when it is extreme, what when it is such that a person makes it their ultimate source of joy, then it becomes destructive. for them. It's it's very unhealthy. And and it is such a love that that that basically makes a person do things which are impermissible. So the Prophet sallallahu earlier he was sending him, you know, he warned us that a time will come that a person would be a Muslim in the morning, and an unbeliever in the evening. And he would get up in the morning as a Muslim but by the end of the day, he will have renounced his faith, he will have given up his faith. Right. And he said that
the person would sell his faith for worldly goods, and he for the sake of worldly gain, for the sake of the dunya. A person will even give up his Eman his faith, the Prophet sallallahu earlier cinema also warned us that certainly a time will come when people will not bother to know as to where they earned their money. Right? Whether it is through lawful means or unlawful means why because the greed the love for wealth is so strong, that a person doesn't care what is permissible and what is impermissible. We also learned the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the world is sweet and green, and it's very attractive. And Allah subhanaw taala has, you know, put you in the world in
order to see what you do for dunya the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said dunya so beware of the world, in a Be careful, don't let the love of the world you know, enter your heart, because then it's going to lead you astray. The second thing that they said to him is Weber Delhi FEMA attack Allahu Daro era that seek through what Allah has given you the home of the Hereafter, meaning Allah subhanaw taala has truly blessed you with all of this wealth. But this wealth can actually be a means for you to earn the eternal home of the hereafter. So use this wealth in the best possible way. Don't just use it for worldly pleasures, because all of the pleasures of the world will
eventually come to an end. And the pleasures of the hereafter they're everlasting. So you have an advantage over here, you have the means to earn the home of the Hereafter, through the wealth that Allah has given you. And remember that the world is that you know, is the Mazhar right, it's the farming land of the hereafter meaning you use this wealth in order to earn the home of the hereafter. So Weber deadly FEMA attack Allah with double ophira the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you know, he, he, he told us about how you know about the
he told us about the comparison, you know, of the of worldly of worldly things, right, the nature of worldly things compared to the Hereafter, right the nature of worldly things of worldly abundance compared to the hereafter. And he mentioned that the world compared to the Hereafter is, but like what one of you gets when placing his finger into the sea? So, look at what you draw from it any all of the dunya is what just like that drop of water and what is the hereafter like the sea like the ocean? So yes, you know, you have been given a lot of wealth, but remember the whole picture, right? That what you have right now is just a fraction of the drop. And what you can earn through this is
the ocean. So use this, you know the wealth or loss Pandora has given you in the right way.
And then the third piece of advice they gave him is well Atkinson asleep aka mean adonia
Do not forget your share of the world. Meaning we're not telling you to give all of your wealth and charity, or that you leave all of your wealth and let it go to waste. No, use your wealth to earn the Hereafter, and use your wealth to fulfill your worldly needs as well. But remember that where we are to, you know, allow to use our wealth, to fulfill worldly pleasures, it should never be such that, you know, those worldly pleasures distract us from the hereafter. That for example, were to you know, we're enjoying ourselves watching a movie, or, you know, we're enjoying having a great dinner and then in that process, we are skipping our Salah. Right, we are completely leaving our
prayer, or that we are delaying it, delaying it, right, that we go on,
you know, shopping, etc, or, you know, we're talking we're eating, we're doing different things to please ourselves. And in that process, we neglect our duty to Allah subhanaw taala. So what happens on asleep or coming to dunya it is not unlawful to enjoy good things of the world. But it is wrong to enjoy good things of the world at the cost of the reward of the hereafter. Right. So, when Atkinson ously Baca Mina dunya, the fourth piece of advice they gave him what I seen come out and Allah who he like, do good just as Allah has been good to you, meaning pay it forward, almost Pousada has blessed you with so much. So use this to benefit others. In this, we learned that Allah
subhanaw taala gives special blessings to some of his slaves in order to benefit his creation through them. Any, when certain people are given certain privileges, especially wealth, then that is for the purpose of benefiting the creation through those individuals. So this means that the wealth that a person has been given is not just for them to enjoy. This is a huge opportunity that our last panel Tara has given them a huge favor that last panel Tara has bestowed on them, that use this wealth, to enjoy yourself and also benefit other people through it. But then the Hadeeth continues, that if such people continue to spend meaning on others, then their blessings remain with them. But
if they withhold if they become stingy, that Allah soprano politics, those blessings away from them, and gives them to others. And the fact is that no matter how wealthy your person is, no matter how long they have their wealth for ultimately what's going to happen, that they're going to be separated from their wealth. So I seem come Arsenal Luckily, like when Allah subhanaw taala gives you a certain, you know, a privilege that it's not just for you to enjoy, for you to be happy with. Yes, and humbled enough. But part of handling that is that, you know, part of gratitude is that you use your blessings in a responsible way. And you use them to benefit the people around you as well.
The fifth piece of advice they gave him What a troubling facade the facade and do not see corruption in the earth because Allah subhanaw taala does not like people who cause corruption. And how is it that Odin was causing corruption with his pride with his, with his, you know excessiveness? Right with his overindulgence? And a lot of times what happens is that when people have money, they think they can do whatever they want. Right? So this is exactly what Pablo was doing because of the wealth that he had. He he felt secure enough to rebel against his people to rebel against moosari husana. Right. So when ultimately facades are filled up, and unfortunately, many times what happens is that
when people have wealth, they use that to commit sin. Right? They use that, to encourage sinfulness to encourage disobedience to Allah subhanaw taala. And this is truly very sad, right? Why not double in facade the facade and remember that overindulgence? This is also something that causes corruption in the land. Right? Think about how how the earth is,
you know, literally suffering, right? So many creatures on the earth, they're suffering, why because of our greed, our greed, that we we have become so greedy that you know or so
petty I can, you know, is the word that comes in mind that any we want to be delighted and pleased by, you know, things that yes bring us more than
Terry joy, but they're destroying the planet. There these things are destroying, you know, entire habitats, entire habitats. This is pure facade. Right? I mean, just think about it, you know, the other day, we got some dessert and there was,
there was a piece of, you know, decoration on it. All right.
And when I looked at that piece of decoration, it made me so sad. Because what was it, it was plastic, it was glitter, on a piece of well, you know, on a toothpick Now, I'm not saying that these kinds of decorations are unlawful, etc. No, but looking at it, you know, because I had to throw it in the garbage. Right? And as I was looking at it, I was like, imagine the amount of worldly resources, right, that have gone into putting this thing together. But for what, for me to be delighted by Oh, that looks so cute. And then the next moment I throw it in the garbage, like, Am I am I that crazy? That, you know, so many resources have been put together just for the delight of
the eyes? Any Well, what's the big deal? Any I understand if you know, it's food that we're eating hamdulillah it's bringing us nourishment, it's bringing us you know, joy, etc. But something that's just going to bring momentary joy, like a huge piece of decoration on a cupcake, right? That's going straight into the garbage, but how many resources have been put? And then that garbage? Because that's plastic, there's plastic on that piece of decoration, right? What's going to happen, it's going to you know, just sit there for hundreds of years literally, a not decompose and any this is this is destructive, this is pure destruction. So well, first of all, remember, just because we can
afford certain things, doesn't mean we have to indulge in them, we have to be you know, aware of the waste that we are creating. Because this is this is truly making an impact on on the planet on human life, on other forms of life. And we are responsible for this we are guilty of this well at Dublin facade filled out. So just because you can afford certain things doesn't mean that you can indulge in them. Because excessiveness is something that causes corruption, excessive indulgence, creates corruption. A loss parameter tells us what kulu wash Rabu 1234 right, eat and drink, but do not be excessive. Why? Because that leads to facade. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that By
Allah, it is not the poverty, about which I fear in regard to you, meaning I don't fear poverty for you, I'm not afraid that you're going to suffer from poverty. But what I do fear for you, is that worldly riches will be given to you. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was afraid for us that we will become wealthy. Well, why? Why be afraid? He was afraid of that, because he said that just just like the people before you, right? The worldly riches were given to them as well. And then what did they do for the naffaa sue her that they that they began to compete in it? And in that competition, right, that I should have more or they have this now I need something newer, right?
They have this now I need something better in that desire for upgrade, what are we doing we are we are causing a lot of facade, right. And then in that, in that competition, there is jealousy, there is increasing greed. And then there is unfair treatment of one another, because then out of greed, people, you know, commit murder, they do such wrong things. So this is what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam feared for us. And he said, that it will distract you, right, just as the people before you were distracted by their wealth. So remember that wealth itself is not evil. But with every privilege comes great responsibility. And this is this is something that we see everywhere,
right, that where there is a privilege where there is an opportunity for great reward, there is also a huge responsibility at the same time.
So dunia worldly things, huge blessing, but they're also a huge responsibility. So we cannot be
You know, just following our desires, we have to be responsible in the way that we acquire wealth in the way that we indulge in the way that we use our wealth. So they gave him this really beautiful, very balanced advice, very practical advice. That was not offensive at all. But what was his response, his response was an intimate ot to who I learned when Andy, he said, in the AMA, indeed, only ot to woo I was given all of this wealth, or that element because of knowledge or Indy, with that is with me, meaning I was given this wealth, because of the knowledge I have. I have this wealth, because I know what to do. Right? I know how to earn wealth, I know different ways of making
money, right of investing money off of making my money and wealth grow and increase. So basically, what he's saying is I'm self made, right? I deserve all of this wealth. This is the result of my own effort, my own expertise, my own knowledge in the metal Tito who are eliminating D. And basically, what he's saying is that I, I know what to do with my wealth. So you don't need to advise me, I don't need any of your advice. In the Model T to Allah in mentoring D. Or this has been understood as that I was given this wealth because of knowledge, or in the any about me, meaning Allah knows my condition, and Allah knows that I am deserving of this wealth. So who are you to advise me regarding
wealth, but Allah has given me stuff it'll know when an arrogant response, right? That, that I don't need your advice. I have all of this because I deserve it. And Allah is the one who has given this to me. So this is none of your business. This is none of your business. Right? I can do whatever I want. And you need this response of his, his what he is rejecting their advice. And he is basically not acknowledging the favor of Allah on him. Because he says, I have been given this because of my knowledge, I deserve it. Right? Not that this is Allah's favor on me. So he is rejecting advice. And he is also not acknowledging the favor of Allah, he's showing in gratitude for the favor of Allah.
And this is a very dangerous attitude that a person is advised. And then they will, they're rejected. Right? The thing is that when someone advises you, even if that advice is unsolicited, right, or something that is, you know, not fair. You can be upset in your heart. That's perfectly fine. But to say things like,
I don't need your advice. Thank you very much. Right? Or my mind your own business. Any this is this is arrogance. I'm not saying that every person who offers advice, especially on the internet, right, especially on the internet, people who offer advice all the time, are not always in a position to offer advice. But you as a recipient, have that humility, right, have the humility and the decency that you don't go on rejecting every piece of advice, right? Because one of the worst things is that a person is told fear Allah. And then they say, our Laker been upset Mind your own business. Let me do whatever I want. So Kuru basically said, mind your own business, right? I know what to do. You
have no right to say anything to me. Allah subhanaw taala says, A Willem yarlung did he not know that anila ella communicably him in a cocoon that Allah subhanaw taala is the one who destroyed before him meaning before paudwal generations a Quran is a plural of autumn, meaning before qarun many generations were destroyed, not just individuals, but generations. And these people were who men who were ushered Doom in who quwata they were stronger than him in might. What Xl jamara and they were greater in accumulation. They were way stronger than qarun. And they also had way more wealth than karroo. So they were people of wealth. They were people of power, yet they were
destroyed by Allah. Why is this being said this is being said to teach us that if a person has wealth, and status and privilege in the world, it does not mean that Allah soprano Prada is pleased with them.
It does not mean that Allah subhanaw taala loves them. wealth and status are not a sign of success. They don't they don't mean that Allah subhanaw taala is pleased with that person, because if that were the case, then why were these nations before qarun destroyed, did fit our own not possess a whole lot of wealth. Of course, he did fit on was a man of power, but what happened, his entire civilization destroyed, right. So, so qarun had this assumption that I have all of this wealth, Allah knows about me, he knows that I deserve all of this. So, he has given it to me, he must be pleased with me. So I can do whatever I want. This is a this is a false assumption. Right? And also
remember that you see, sometimes what happens is that we think that, that Allah, that that just because a person has been given a certain blessing. Allah subhanaw taala loves them. This is not a sign of Allah's love. There is a difference between Allah's mercy and Allah's love. Rama and muhabba are not the same. Allah subhanaw taala is a rough man so He is merciful, right? And he shows mercy to all of us, you know his creation, right? But that doesn't mean that Allah subhanaw taala loves every single one of them. We learned earlier about how Allah does not love now you hibel very hate, Allah does not love the people who exalt people who are arrogant. Allah does not love the people who
cause corruption. Right? So this means that there are people who Allah loves and there are people whom Allah does not love, there is a huge difference. So who are the people who Allah does not love? For example, people who exalt people who are arrogant people who cause corruption, and part of a sad is to commit sin to disobey Allah subhanaw taala openly right? And who is it that Allah subhanaw taala loves? We learn in the Quran for example about how Allah subhanaw taala loves people I know people have done or people have patients, etc. Do you need there are different qualities that have been mentioned. Right. So wealth is not a sign of Allah's love for a person. And then it is said
well I use alluring the Ruby hemo Majidi moon while I use Alou and will not be asked under the Ruby him about their sins, who will not be asked about their sins, almajiri moon, the criminals, the rubies, the plural of them, them is sin. And Majidi Moon is applauded of budgeting, budgeting is a person who commits crimes. So the criminals are not asked about their sins. What does it mean? Any the criminals are not asked to give an explanation to Allah subhanaw taala about the things that they're committing any, the criminals are not asked that okay. You know, tell us why, or what justification do you have? Or what explanation what reasoning do you have? No, they will they're not
asked why? Because Allah subhanaw taala knows their condition. Allah subhanaw taala knows the condition of their heart, Allah Subhana Allah knows their reality. You see, there are people who, you know will for example, swear olts that, you know, they will take old said, My heart is very pure, right? My heart is very pure. My intention is really good, right? But the point over here is that words are worthless. explanations are worthless justifications and explanations are worthless, right before the punishment of Allah, meaning your words cannot save you, no matter what you say, cannot save you, Allah subhanaw taala knows your condition. So qarun over here, for example, said
into my duty to Allah luminor nt, right? I have all this because of my knowledge, I deserve it. Allah knows my condition, right? He knows that I am worthy of all this. So you don't need to advise me, he was using his words to justify his behavior. But did his word save him? No, they did not as we will see in the following verses about how he was punished. So do not use lengthy words to justify your disobedience. This is the message over here this is the lesson over here. Because Allah subhanaw taala knows our condition, our internal state, our external state. So instead of always trying to justify and you know, trying to please people, you know, trying to, you know, make people
quiet, right that people should
Do not say anything to me instead of focusing all of your energy towards that, shift your energy towards improving your condition because Allah subhanaw taala knows our reality, when I use a new under the new behemoths Nigeria, moon, malaria Ebola, then some have said that this is referring to the Day of Judgment actually, that people on the Day of Judgment criminals will not be asked about their sins, meaning they will not be asked, Did you commit the sin? And did you commit that sin? Why? Because there will, there will be no need to ask them, their their condition will speak of their sins. For example, we learned about how arrogant people will come on the Day of Judgment, like
tiny ends, alright, like tiny ends. So does that person who comes in the day of judgment in the form of a tiny something like a tiny and like really, really small? Does he need to be asked about all What sin did you commit? No, it's visible, he was arrogant, right? Likewise, we learn about how people will be trampled by the wealth that they did not give the cat on or that wealth will come in the form of a snake that will be you know, wound around a person's neck right and it will be biding his space stuff at a lot. So such a person will not be asked Well, did you not give the cat there is no need to ask because it's very obvious, right? You're awful Majidi Muna, BC now home criminals
will be recognized by their marks. Because remember, our spiritual condition will be like our physical condition on the Day of Judgment. So when I use a new, the new moon, Mercury moon, on the day of judgment, we will not be able to give an explanation as to why we committed a certain sin. So we really need to correct our, our condition before Allah subhanaw taala.
And this also means that when I used to know became almajiri moon that in certain places on the Day of Judgment, people will be asked right about their sins, they will be interrogated for the purpose of humiliation, and in other places that will not be asked, because there will there will be no need there will be sent straight to the punishment.
So when I use allure and the new behavioral mercury moon, so what's the lesson over here, that we should never think that we are independent of a law, then we have no need of any advice that we are above any advice? Because we learn in the Quran, that color insanity Yato that the human being commits transgression, right, why Allah hostile hoonah? Because he sees himself as completely independent. Well, is he completely independent? No, because in the interim, because Roger indeed to your Lord is the return
you you are going to return to Allah, there is no running away, there is no escape. So our own in He justified his his behavior, and he rejected any good advice. And he instead became worse than before. But then what happened? Ultimately, he returned to his Lord, he met his final end. So in the next verse, we learn that qarun as a response to the advice that his people gave him, he became even worse, and what did he do for holiday on a Wi Fi? zenity? He came out for his people in his full adornment. Okay. fahara just so he came out, he many people advised him, right, that led the frog don't show off, don't exalt. Right. And what did he do? He began showing off, all right, fullscale
how that he came out before his people in his adornment, fizziness he in his adornment, any fully decked out, wearing, you know, expensive clothes, all of those accessories, and really making a display of his wealth. And, you know, it has been mentioned about how, you know, for example, he unlocked all of his treasures, and all of the wealth that he possessed was, you know, brought outside in order to be displayed before people, right, but basically, he was parading it all before people. Why was he doing that? It's as though he was, you know, trolling them or, or basically rubbing it in that, you know, you can advise all you want, I'm not taking your advice. And this
happens today as well that when people are advised, right, they become worse than before. So for hanada, Allah told me, he fizzy nutty, he came out before his people in his adornment. Now there's a question Is there anything wrong in going before people
In your adornment while you have adorned yourself, so for example, you're wearing nice clothes, you're wearing jewelry, you know, you're sitting in your nice car, you're wearing your nice bag, you're wearing your nice watch, right, your good shoes, etc. Is there anything wrong in in going out before people like that? It could be, you know, in the form of going to a gathering, or, you know, going for shopping, or, for example, taking pictures and then posting them on social media. Is there anything wrong with that in showing your adornment to people? Right? Well, it depends, first of all, first of all, remember that adorning yourself with the blessings that Allah Spano Tata has given you
is not something wrong, okay? Because if we learn the Quran Coleman helped Rama Zenith Allah He Lottie rajender, anybody that who can prohibit the the adornment, right that Allah subhanaw taala has produced for his for his slaves? No, you're not allowed to do that. Unless prenyl Torah has created the good things of the world for you to enjoy. right for you to benefit from, there's nothing wrong with that. Right? Good things are not how long a good, you know, a good clothes are not unlawful beautifying yourself is not unlawful. All right. However, there are certain,
you know, guidelines that we have been given. And when those guidelines are ignored, when they're disregarded, that is where it becomes problematic. So how is it that those guidelines are ignored? They're they're disregarded. One, one way is that for example, a person is adorning themselves and then going out in front of others, where it is not correct for them to do that. For instance, a woman
you know, disregarding the the guidelines of hijab, right of proper hijab, and then going out before people, whether it is in the form of taking photos, putting them online or going up before people, you know, the in the Quran, we have been told about hijab, right about about covering our our beautification. So when that is ignored, then this is where it becomes problematic. Right? Likewise, if a person is adorning themselves, and they're going out before others just show off, to tease others, you know, to, to impress others to you know, show them that you know, what, I am here and you were here, right, that I am better than you, I have a better taste, I have more expensive
things, right? and things like that, if if there is arrogance in the heart, if there is that feeling of looking down on people, then that is where it becomes problematic. So, we learn for example, in a hadith that the Prophet sallallahu earning Sena mentioned, that the person who has in his heart, even an ends weight of arrogance will not enter Jenna. If a person has even the tiniest amount of arrogance in his heart, he will not enter them. So a person asked the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that, you know I like to wear beautiful clothes, and I like to wear good shoes. I like to, you know, look good. So, Is that wrong? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Allah is beautiful, he
loves beauty. arrogance is rejecting the truth and belittling people
rejecting the truth, the truth of what, for example, guidelines of hijab, the truth of what the truth of you know what Allah subhanaw taala has warned us off regarding arrogance, and things like that. So rejecting the truth and and belittling people looking down at them, that that I am dressed better than them, I look better than them. I am more beautiful than them. And people can advise whatever they want, I am never going to listen to them. Right? It's my body, my choice and things like that. This is rejecting the truth and belittling people. So this this, this arrogance is wrong. Right? But using the blessings that Allah has given you adorning yourself looking nice. That is not
wrong. It's the manner all right in which it is done and be intention with which it is done. That makes it problematic.
So Paul Boone came out before his people fi Xena Teehee and he with his full adornment to show off to belittle them to really rub it in that you know what you advise me But hey, I don't
Take your advice, I can do whatever I want. So now what happened? people, you know, his people are watching him, but he is not you. They're looking at him. And people people respond in different ways. Right? So the so basically the people who were watching him, you know, in his full display of Xena the there were two types two kinds. Who were they first of all, color Latina you read una higher to dunya. The first group of people is of those who desire worldly life. Okay. alladhina, Yuri, Dune and higher the dunya they love worldly life, they will they want success in this life. They want more and increase in this life. Right? they desire worldly life.
They said, What was their response when they saw our own in all of his wealth? They said, Yeah, later Nana Oh, would that with lemma? Oto qarun. If only we had the same as what qarun was given.
Any day. You see, yeah, later, this is healthcare money. I wish right. So they said we wish that we had similar to what qarun was given, we wish we had the same. And they said in the hula do how when or when Indeed, he is a great fortune. He is a man of great fortune, he is so lucky. He has all of this wealth. Right? So they saw karma with all of his wealth, and they began wishing for it. And this is a very any natural human response that you see someone with something good and you desire the same. Right? And, and technically any, there's nothing wrong with it. But if a person is just aiming for the good things of this life, then this distracts him from the hereafter. Right? That
everything you see, you start wishing for it. Okay, this shows that a person only wants the good things of the world. So for example, you see someone with a new watch, or what watches that where'd you get it from? I wanted as well, he always looking at people's things. Any, this is a bad habit, a really bad habit. I remember when we were little. anywhere we went, even if it was to someone's house, we were not allowed to just, you know, stare at what people had. And we were told not to do that. You don't stare at people's things. You don't look at people things like that. You know what, when you go into someone's home, you don't have to, you know, start looking around and you know,
start asking them And likewise, if somebody comes before you, you know, why are you scanning them top to bottom? and checking what phone they have? What version? Is it? Right and what bag? Is it? Is it an original or fake? Right? What shoes are they wearing? And then measuring people's worth by that and then looking at what people have in the desiring the same? Any this this shows greed for the world? Right? Rise above that.
Allah levina Yuri do not hire to dunya year later and myth lemma Oto qarun inola to help in our league. So people who only look at the surface, people to whom the dystonia is everything. They say such things, right, we'll call a levina authoritarians. But the second type of people what was their response when they saw cardones? wealth? The people who were given knowledge, these are people of knowledge. All right, they said whaler comb water you What are you wishing for Heerenveen? qaboun. Is he worth envy? And he Yes, he has all of that wealth, but look at his actions. Look at his behavior. A person's worth is not measured by you know, their their wealth, but by their character.
Right? So they said wait a come? What are you what is it that you're wishing for? And then they said, so I biLlahi higher on the reward of Allah is better. It is way better than what qarun has. But that reward is given to who leemon armineh it's given to those who believe why mila solly her and those do righteous deeds, what are you looking for her in the sub your own, and none are granted except those who are patient. And in order to receive the reward of Allah, for that patience is needed, somebody is needed. So be patient over here. Now notice over here, they say the people of knowledge. First of all, they're described as people of knowledge, because people have knowledge
don't just look at the surface of things. Okay, that all new phone no
Nice, impressive. So you know 15 $100 phone. Wow, this this person is wealthy. Okay? No, they don't just look at the surface. They go beyond the surface. They see Okay, nice, alright Masha Allah, this is Allah's favor on this person. And you know what? Yes, this is good, this is great, but there's something that's even greater. And what is that? That's the reward that Allah subhanaw taala has the reward that Allah will give the reward that Allah gives in this life, and also in the next life because remember, though Allah is a two kinds, there is a reward, which is our origin, which is immediate. And then there's the reward, which is agile, meaning it is deferred, okay? What is the
immediate reward that Allah subhanaw taala gives to those who believe in do righteous deeds, the joy of Riba finding joy and pleasure in worshipping Allah subhanaw taala. And remember that joy is far better than the joy you could get with three new phones than the joy you could get with the best food. All right, why? Because the thing is, that the the things of the world, yes, they bring you some kind of joy. All right, they bring you some kind of gratification, but that gratification is so temporary. Right? It is so temporary. And what happens is that it dies so quickly, so quickly. All right. And it just leaves you empty inside. Right? You just, you feel so unsatisfied, soon after?
Right? You have that sense of guilt as well. You know, for example, if you're enjoying ice cream, alright, nice. But if you think having that ice cream is like, wow, the best thing in the world and you're eating, you're eating, you're eating with guilt. Alright, and then, with every bite that you take, you know, you you don't feel that sense of satisfaction, you want more you want more, it leaves you greedy, wanting for more.
And then eventually what happens? Right, the money that you gave to buy the ice cream gone, and the ice cream also finished. colosse but when you do something good for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala for example, even when you're eating ice cream, right, you spend that money you're hungry, you know, you treat yourself, you you treat your family, you get that ice cream, you express gratitude to Allah subhanaw taala you say Bismillah with everybody that you take or like wow, at home that in that 100 Eliana you have that realization that this is Allah's blessing on me. So what's gonna happen, the reward that you express that sorry that the gratitude that you expressed, is going to
inshallah bring you a reward that is everlasting,
everlasting, the things of the world will come to an end, the pleasures of the world will come to an end. But the reward that Allah gives to a person, because of their ibadah, right, the joy in everybody the joy in, in turning to Allah in remembering Allah, that is everlasting. So this is the immediate reward, right? The joy off of worship, the joy of turning to Allah, the joy of gratitude, the joy of remembering Allah. And then there is the deferred reward which is agian, that which will come later. And that is the reward in paradise. Right? So, the wobbel law, the reward that Allah gives, is far better than what qarun has. All right, it's far better. But it's only for the people
who believe into righteous deeds. And it is for people who are patients, patient with what patient with, you know, controlling their desire, patient with, you know, the decree of Allah, patient in, in obeying Allah patient in staying away from sin, right patient in, you know, making those difficult choices where they're giving preference to the hereafter over the dounia. Because without suburb, without suburb, any you cannot prepare for the home of the hereafter. Why is it that people end up making bad choices? You know, for example, where they don't care about lawful and unlawful. Why? Because that's somebody is missing, right? That I have to have this, right, I have to have a
house of mine, I have to have this. You know, this, I have to have experienced this. Right? I have to have enjoyed this. Even if it's unlawful. I don't care what's missing over there. Somebody is missing patient is missing. But when a person has patience, right, they're able to remember that the Hereafter is everlasting. And then they
give preference to the hereafter over the dunya they can give preference to Allah's command over their desire.
So what happened tharun he was displaying all of his wealth. And Allah subhanaw taala says for herself now be he. So we caused week we caused him to be swallowed will be daddy and also his home. Allah by the earth meaning Allah subhanaw taala cause the earth, okay cause the earth to swallow our own. And also the wealth of our own the home of qarun
are the biller. And he Caron is showing off all of his wealth, walking in his arrogance and his pride. And Allah subhanaw taala causes the earth to swallow him in, meaning the earth opened up and literally qarun in his his home, all of his wealth, everything sank into the earth. And as he was swallowed by the earth, what happened from a Canada whom in fi artinian sorona home in Dune Illa there was for him no company to aid him other than Allah. And he no group of people could come to rescue him. No servants, no receber, right. No, no army, nobody could come to rescue him. Bring him out. No, no one came to rescue him one Academy, no one does it. And he was not those who could
defend themselves. So no one helped him and he could not defend himself. So what happened to pardon? He was swallowed by the earth him and all of his wealth. And remember that the punishment of a sin is always similar to the sin itself. Okay, I'll just that woman jinsol Amen. So what did Corona do qarun exalted himself above people. So what was his ultimate end? He was made the lowest of the low right he was made the lowest Apollo he sank in the earth. He went below people literally. I'll does that woman Jensen I'm. So this is a huge warning. And something that we need to remember that we should never be deceived by the wealth that Allah spent Allah has given us never feel arrogant
because of it. And never show off our wealth before others, and disregard the guidelines that Allah subhanaw taala has given us in enjoying the blessings that Allah has given. The Prophet sallallahu aarnio sent him said that while a man was dragging his lower garment, okay, and remember that the Arabs would do that. Why? Because, you know, as if to show that I have so much wealth. I don't care if my lower garment gets dirty, right, or that it's dragging behind me, because I have so much, right. So this was a way of working arrogantly. So while a man was dragging his lower garment, he was swallowed up.
He was swallowed up, and he will remain swink he and he will remain sinking down into the earth until the day of judgment. This is a huge warning. This was not just for qarun not just for Carmen, but for another man also who was walking arrogantly. So we should be careful about how we walk. You know, when we're dressed all nicely we're wearing you know, nice clothes. How are we walking? We learned the Quran about rebar, the rock man, the servants of the slaves of the Most Merciful, em shoe nairaland out of the hole now, they walk on the earth with humility showed that humility, no matter what you're wearing, even if you're wearing the $1,000 dress, still walk with humility,
because you're still on Earth, then you're still a slave of Allah, your status is that you are a slave. So never be arrogant. For her Safina be he will be daddy in Allah. And look at how his helplessness has mentioned over here. He could not defend himself and nobody came to his rescue either. waspa helina termino McKenna who bill MC your Kowloon was baja and became who Allah Nina Turman. Now the people who wished What did they wish for McKenna who to be in his position will MC by yesterday? Any the people who were wishing to be in his place the day before? Right? The people who, who who desired worldly life, right and people who were saying what we wish we had been given
similar to what our own has been given. Right. They began saying something. What did they say? They said Wake up.
Wake up. This is a kalama
I've got a job, right meaning this is a word that expresses amazement. So they began expressing their amazement waker Wow. Wow. Oh, Allah yep suta risk waken Allah.
Oh how Allah is the one who yep suta risk alima Yasha he extends provision for whomsoever He wills mean everybody from his slaves way up with it. And he is the one who restricts it.
And he ultimately all power is with Allah. This is Allah decision to make to give a lot of wealth to certain slaves and to restrict it for certain other slaves. This is a love decision. So these people learned their lesson you see earlier there were saying, God on is so lucky in the whole of the hell when arleen right, he's a he's a man of great fortune. He's so fortunate. So now they realize that no, the wealth that qarun had was not a sign of his great fortune. Because this is not about
you know, a person's greatness, that he has a lot of wealth. No, this is a laws favor on him. And this is a laws decision he gives, and he takes away or he gives abundantly, or he restricts wealth for certain people. This is Allah's decision, and not a sign of a person's greatness. And this is something that we need to remember on a daily basis. Because we become very impressed and almost intimidated by people of wealth and status. We think that they're a big deal. Yes, we should acknowledge the blessing that Allah Allah has given them but we should never think that they are so great that they don't even need a loan anymore.
And then they said Lola, Amanda Allah Elena la ha Safa Bina
Lola, if it had not been for the favor of Allah upon us, if Allah had not bestowed favor on us, Lucha verbena, he would have caused the earth to swallow us. Any we could have been in cartoons place, right? That Allah Allah really favored us by protecting us by not giving us all of that wealth.
Because we don't know if we were in Carlin's position, perhaps we would have responded with the same arrogance. Alright, so they realized the blessing of a law in what was given to them, even though it was less than what qarun had been given.
And also remember that they wished to be in corones place, right? And remember that on the Day of Judgment, a person will be with those whom he loves.
So hear these people realize that we're so fortunate that Allah subhanaw taala did not punish us. Along with any he could have given us the same punishment that he gave to Carmen because we wanted to be with Bob and we want it to be like our own. But Allah subhanaw taala protected us. So remember, that when Allah subhanaw taala with his wisdom, he decides to hold back something from you. You don't know. Allah is protecting you. Because Allah subhanaw taala knows his sleeves, right? He knows us better than we know ourselves. So trust Allah decision and be grateful to Allah for whatever Allah Spano Tata has given to you or taken away from you. And always be careful about who
you wish to be like.
Be careful about about who you wish to be with and who you wish to be like. Because a lot omarama a hubbub. A person will be with those whom he loves. Who do you look up to check yourself. They said wake up and a hula you lay you flick her calf you worn this at all, how the disbelievers do not succeed. The people who deny and remember Kufa is not just to disbelieve, Clifford is also to show ingratitude such people do not succeed ever, not in the world, and not in the hereafter.
So now what lesson can we learn from these verses from the story of God when Allah tells us to cuddle a hero, that home of the hereafter? DeLuca tilka is used to point to something that is far something that's really high, right, that home of the hereafter right now you are in the dunya and the home of the of the world is closer to you, but that home of the hereafter that is given to who Naja I knew how we assign it. Lila Dina
For those people who lie you redo not redo one fill only one facade, the people who do not desire two things in the world, what are those two things are aloof. And secondly, facade. What is it renew exalted pneus. Okay, greatness
or arrogance, all right, against a people or against a lot will have a sadder. Secondly, corruption. How by by committing sin.
So the people who stay away from these two things, all right, from exalted NUS, and also from facade, they're the ones who will be given the home of the hereafter. So these are two conditions we need to fulfill if we want a home in the hereafter if we want to make it to Jenna, that we need to stay away from, from arrogance, and also from facade will allow people to remove the pain and the best outcome is for the righteous and this shows is that the people of the poor are who, the people who stay away from facade and also from Urdu. Now where's Lu? Lu? Literally riilu means to be high, right? To be high, Exalted, alright. And this feeling is where it is in the heart, right? It's a
person's internal state where a person for example, believes that I am better than people I am here, they're here, right? I no more than or less, I am more sincere and they are not I am more knowledgeable and they are not I am more good looking. And they're not I speak better and they don't, right. I have this and they don't have this. So this arrogance is in the heart. Right? It's a person's internal state, and facade corruption. This is through a person's actions. This is a person's external state. Right? That they're being destructive now with their excessiveness, with their, you know overindulgence with their disobedience to Allah hinny their internal state and
external state, right. So the people who are arrogant who seek arrogance, who seek greatness before others who seek to be, you know, who just want to prove it to others that you know, I am better and I can do whatever I want. And then there are destructive, corrupt in their actions, such people will be deprived of the home of the hereafter.
And the people who are who stay away from these, they're the ones who will have a place in Jenna. Those who allow you re do not allow one for an orderly, while FSR and these are the people of of taqwa for whom is a good consequence, then it is mentioned Mangia have been hessen it fellow who Hiraman how whoever comes in the day of judgment with a good deed will have better than its Subhan Allah, think about the riches of God, one had been given all of those riches swallowed into the earth, finished, right. And this is the reality of the things of the world that they will come to an end, they will finish, they don't really make you wealthy. Okay? What makes you wealthy, what really
makes you successful? Is the good that you do. So whoever brings a good deed on the day of judgment will get what is even better than it, meaning the reward will be better than the good that you did.
When you say Alhamdulillah How long does it take? How, how difficult is it? It's not much, right? It's it's just two words and hamdulillah but what does Alhamdulillah do? It feels the scale. Right? Subhan Allah He will be Hindi Subhan Allah in our Li ne These are words that are easy to say. They're not that difficult. But the reward for these words is so much It's way better than the effort that you put in. Follow hydro minha. And remember that last panel tada multiplies the reward as well. Alright for each cadenas is 10 times the reward and even more. So Mangia bill has sanity fellow who hydro minha and what is Hassan, Hassan and literally is what is good? Right? So hesson
includes all the things that Allah subhanaw taala has commanded us off, right? all virtues, what the prophet sallallahu Urdu Salaam has taught us whether these are words like for example, Subhan, Allah Alhamdulillah Allah Allah, Allah, Allahu Akbar, speaking the truth, speaking nicely to people, etc. It could be words, it could be actions, right? And these could be actions of the heart or act.
Have the body right actions that are visible or actions that are done in private, any. The unique Hasina is not just one type of goodness, any act of obedience if a person brings it on the Day of Judgment, they will get a reward that is far better. Woman job is to you and whoever comes with an evil deed, for you does alauddin army to send it in levina? Can we I'm alone than those who did evil deeds will not be recompensed except as much as what they used to do. Any a person will only be punished for what they have done. Any if a person is punished on the Day of Judgment, that they have no one to blame except themselves. So remember, the real poverty and real richness is that of the
Day of Judgment, not of the world. Because if a person has the wealth of our own even, it's going to come to an end. Well Belka to solly hat it's the good deeds that will endure that will remain and that will be of benefit to a person on that day in the lobby for the illegal now the Prophet salallahu earning enemies directly addressed towards the end of the surah that indeed, He who has imposed upon you the Quran meaning Allah subhanaw taala who has followed the illegal Quran further means what? That Allah subhanaw taala has made the Quran
is mandatory on you. How that Allah subhanaw taala has revealed certain commands in that you must follow our last panel Tata has clarified to you in the Quran, what is lawful what is unlawful and you must be careful of that. Right? Allah subhanaw taala has commanded you to recite it almost pray God has commanded you to convey it to preach it, right to invite people to it. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is being told that the one that Allah who has blessed you with the Quran, and who has made this Quran mandatory upon you, you have no choice. Now. Lola Duca Isla Mara, then that same being will take you back to a place of return Mara is from the root letters iron well
done and it's the place of return.
So Allah give you the Quran and Allah will take you back to a place of return what is the place of return referring to over here? This can be referring to mcca Okay, because remember the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he had to leave Mecca just as musala he said I'm had to leave Egypt, right to save his life. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for his own safety he had to leave Makkah. So promises made here that Allah will bring you back. Just as musar s&m from Medina he returned to Egypt, right? And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam also, he was a lost Power Authority gave him conquest and so he was able to return
and then maral can also refer to the place of return as in the hereafter. Right that that is a real place of return we came from Allah, we return to Allah. So Allah is the one who has given you this Quran And Allah is the one who will who will bring you success. Now tell them kohlrabi arella moment Jaya or bill Huda woman who are field one alum will be all the people who deny you who oppose you will reject you tell them my lord is most knowing of who brings guidance and who isn't clear, ever, that even if you don't believe even if you don't accept Allah subhanaw taala knows. And that is enough, what conda told you and now the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam is made to realize the
blessing of the Quran that he had been given.
One now quanta told you and you were not expecting, you never expected a you will call la coqueta that the book will be given to you.
You never expected it. You never prepared for it, that you should be given the last the book of Allah,
that you should be chosen as a prophet of Allah. You never expected that. So you have been given the Quran you have been given Prophethood as what il Raj matanga Robic only as a mercy from your Lord filata coonan Nova herondale Catherine. So never be an assistant to those who disbelieve, do not assist those who deny. How How would the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam possibly assist the people who deny by not conveying the message. So remember, inaction is also a crime. not fulfilling your duty is also an offense. Being complicit is also wrong. If the Prophet sallallaahu I sent him
We're not to convey the Quran to people just because some people were refusing just because some people were rejecting that would be one that would be a way of aiding those who do not. So Whose side are you on?
Me so basically the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is being warned over here that you must convey this is a mercy from Allah. People are need of people are in need of this. So don't go back and those who deny you those who oppose you. Let Allah soprano throw deal with them. What are your so do not what what I used to do NACA and I Atilla T. BARDA is on zealot lake and never let them avert you from the verses of Allah after they have been revealed to you. When the Quran has been revealed to you, when you have been given knowledge of the verses of Allah, do not let people virtue from them. And this could be in the way of, you know, them literally stopping you threatening you,
or them distracting you, right? So don't let anything come between you and the salon. And this is something that we need to remember as well. Because sometimes what happens is that when we start, you know, learning about different ideologies, different
you know, opinions or different, even research, sometimes we begin to believe in those things, more than we believe in the Koran. Don't let that happen. When they're, you know, a big and invite people to your Lord, this is the goal will ethical and nominal mushrikeen and never be of those who associate others with Allah. So, yes, the Prophet sallallahu early cinema is being told over here but the teaching is also for us that never let people prevent you from believing in the Quran, from following the Quran. And you should actually be inviting people to Allah, and never ever make the mistake of associating partners with Allah. And then the last verse one after the other Omar la
isla, aha and do not invoke with Allah another date he never, ever forget the seriousness of the sin that will attend the room Our Lord, only call upon Allah only worship Allah. Because Laila inaho there is no deity except Him. This is the greatest reality Allah is the only God couldn't Lucia in Harlequin, illa wotja everything will be destroyed except his space, everything, any, all of the glitters of the world that you see the impressive things, you know the wealthy people, people of status, people of power, everything you see, finished, called lumen Allah aleja fan weyerbacher wedge rugby kadoorie jilani one acre
in lava. So seek the face of Allah, your effort your striving in life should be to seek the pleasure of Allah, La who will hook mo To Him belongs judgment, Allah is the one who has the authority to decide what is right, what is wrong, what we should do what we should not do, that will help you. And ultimately, Allah is the one who will judge on the Day of Judgment, what he lay, he thought of your own and to Him you will be returned, there is no escape from Allah, so prepare to meet him. And this is the real lesson, that everything in this world, our you know, the people that we are with, and also the privileges that we have been given the wealth that we have been given, all of that is
temporary, this is the reality of this world. The only being who is who is everlasting is almost upon us harder. So give him preference over everything else, even over yourself. seek His approval before the approval of anyone else. That is what is success is May Allah subhanaw taala grant us all this understanding. inshallah we will conclude over here so panicle law whom will be handed eyeshadow Allah ilaha illa Anta a stone Furukawa to buoy Lake wa salam o Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh