Channel: Taimiyyah Zubair
Al-Baqarah 267-274 Word-Analysis and Tafsir 267-271
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lesson number 36 sola Baqarah Ayah 267 to 274.
Yeah, are you Hello, Dina Manu, all you who have believed, unfaithful. All of you should spend from what men play you bet America set the tone of the good things which you have earned.
We learn over here that Allah subhanaw taala is telling the believers as to what they should spend,
in the previous verses that we learned, the proper etiquette the proper manners of spending, were mentioned in detail, that when a person gives, he should give it for the sake of Allah, he should give it FISA been in there, and once a person has given, he should not follow that act of charity by man and other why, because man and other boats, what do they do? They nullify the charity that a person has given.
Similarly, the proper etiquette of spending is that when a person spends he should not do it for the sake of showing off to the people. Rather you should do it with sincerity. So in the previous verses, we learned about the reward of spending and the etiquette of spending. And in the verses that inshallah we will study today, we will learn about what exactly should a person spend,
that when a person chooses to spend in a way of Allah? What kind of thing should he give in his way? And also, on who should a person spend?
So the AI begins, yeah, you have ladina the believers are being addressed. Now we see that the hook of the command to spend is being given. But before the command the believers are being addressed, if you think of it, the command could also have been given without mentioning a man isn't itself
without a human ladina amanu the command couldn't have been given. But if Allah has mentioned alladhina amanu What does that show that if a person is truly a believer, then he must do this?
It is a requirement of a man. And if a person does not do it, what does that show that his Eman is deficient? There is something wrong in his faith. So to prove your Eman, if you're really a true believer, then what should you do? And feel cool, you should spend
many times we think okay standing in the way of Allah, it's nothing. It's a sadhaka it's voluntary, it's not obligatory, but what does Allah say and fuchal you have to spend whether a little or a lot no matter what you can do do something, give something and feel who all of you should spend, what should you spend mimpi battye, you should spend that which is good for you Beth is a Florida by UVA and as we have learned earlier and sort of dakara five refers to that which is clean that which is good, something that is pleasant to look at something that is agreeable as well. And one more very important condition of five is that it is Helen, it is pure.
So spend of the good things of the pure things of the clean things of the holiday things things that are off value Makka septum, which you have earned,
because Abdo is from Casper, and Casper is from Caf seen that just literally means to earn something to acquire something, but how, through labor through some work.
And this work this labor could be physical, and it could also be intellectual. People do different types of work, and when they do work, or do they get a paycheck, some money, the work could be different. So for you back to Microsoft, meaning whatever that you have earned, from your revenue, from your earnings, from your profit from your paycheck, what should you do spend in the wave of law
and also you should spend from what we're mimma and from what origin Allah convenient that we have brought out for you from the earth.
Now what is it that comes out of the earth Maharajan Allah component of what is it that grows from the earth? What is it that the earth produces? First of all, plants, fruits, vegetables, grains, and they serve as food for people. What else is extracted from the
soil, gold, minerals, different types of minerals? And also if you look at it, even water comes out of the air. Also, if you look at it, the cotton that goes from the earth What do you make with that
So also spend of that which we produce for you from the earth. So basically, we see over here that the believers are being told to spend from two types of things. What is it that you should spend? First of all, EBIT? microcenter, from the best of your earnings, from the most pure of your earnings? previously was that that led up akuna Amala? Who, those who spent their wealth, what does that show that a person should spend of the money that he owns, of the things that he possesses that are his property? Over here, Allah says, what you have earned? Yes, a person loves what he owns. But a person loves even more what he has earned
the same money, if somebody gives it to you, if your parents give it to you, yes, it makes you happy. But when you get it as a paycheck, how do you feel
happier, and you love that wealth even more, it is much more precious to you. So don't just spend of the things that you own, but especially spend from things that you have earned, things that you have acquired by hard work by some labor. And over here, we see that unfuckable is a command. It's an imperative. And remember that when it's a command, it means that everybody must do it. Which is why some scholars have said that over here unphysical, it doesn't just refer to voluntary sadhaka. But it also refers to is
that God must be paid on whatever a person owns, especially the wealth that a person uses for business straight, he has to take out Zakat on that as well. And the second thing that Allah subhanaw taala has told us to spend from his Mahajan, Alico meaning from what grows out of the earth. And whatever the earth produces, whether it is in the form of food, clothes, gold that has been turned into jewelry, or some metal or iron that has been turned into utensils, or tools, into your favorite cutlery, into your favorite stuff, whether it is wooden furniture, because what also comes out of the air goes out of there.
So all of these things that allow producers from the earth for you, and you benefit yourself from those things, what should you do, you should spend them in the way of a loss.
And ask for food especially a person must spend that in the way of Allah He should feed other people, whether they are hungry or not, whether they're needy, or not. For example, we learn about Hades, which is mentioned in both Bukhari and Muslim in which a man asked the Prophet sallallahu sallam, which aspect of Islam is best. And he said, to give food, and to give the greeting to those who you know, and those you do not know,
feeding other people, giving food to other people, whether they're needy or not, whether they're poor or not, giving food to people.
That is especially being mentioned over here, when a halogen Allah can mean a lot. And also we learn from this, that giving Zakat is mandatory on produce as well that if a person owns an orchard or a farm, so he has to give Zakat on that
why not I am normal hobbies and do not intend the impure do not intend to give that which is impure. They were tired mama is from yummy meme. And they are mum. What does it mean? Dry ablution
they are mom literally means cost, intention.
And what a person does stay humble. In fact, when it comes to the huddle when it comes to evolution, the mo is to intend for Woo, or to intend fourth ohada how that if a person does not find water in the absence of water, or in the case of severe illness, what does he do? He uses dust or mud.
So because if you think of it, when you rub mud or when you just bet it on your hands on your face, are you actually cleaning yourself? Are you actually washing yourself? Not necessarily. But we'll do is means off the harder of cleanliness. So tm one is intention of
so they among literally means to intend to do something to set one's mind on something. So let's say a Mahmoud do not intend to spend in the way of a las panatela. What and hobbies that which is impure.
What is hobbies? It's the opposite of by you. So hobbies is everything that is considered bad because of its uselessness and
Because of its poor qualities,
why is it considered bad, because if it's uselessness, it's not useful at all.
For example, if a food product is expired,
is it useful,
and it's hobbies, it's not clean, it's not healthy. If a person eats it, he could become seriously ill. So Hobbes is that which is useless. And that which is considered bad because of its poor qualities. So basically COVID is defective, that which is unpleasant, that which is disliked. And it could be because of different reasons, because it's old, because it's decayed, because it's torn. Because it's been worn out, it's been used a lot. It's outdated. So it could be hobbies for different reasons. Basically, hobby things are of two types. First of all, hobbies is that which is hobbies in the seasons in the tangible sense. Physically, it is hobbies. So for example, food that
is expired, food that has gone bad clothes that have been used and worn so many times that they haven't just been faded, the color hasn't just been faded, but probably their spots of bleach, or maybe the clothes, they're torn, maybe they're ripped, maybe the stitching has become very loose, maybe the zipper doesn't work anymore. So hobbies could be in the tangible sense. Similarly a thing could be dirty, maybe it's rusted. Maybe it's completely outdated. Maybe it's cracked, maybe it's broken.
And then cobit is also that which is for the in the monetary sense in the intangible sense and what does that mean? That That thing is not Hana.
That thing has not been acquired through halaal means
it could be money. It could be a house, it could be a chair, it could be a book, it could be anything, it could be a pen, but because it wasn't acquired through Hillel means Therefore, it is hobbies, it is not the youth.
So what does Allah say? What are your mama hobbies? do not intend the hobbies, main Horton Fukunaga, from which you spend meaning from which you decide to spend in the way of Allah do not intend to spend hobbies in the way of Allah subhanaw taala in South Africa.
And when a person decides to give away that which is clubby Why does it do that? Sometimes he's D junking getting rid of things that he doesn't need that are useless, that are broken that are outdated. And what does he do? He says, Okay, let me give it a sadhaka. So he gets rid of the stuff that he doesn't need. And what does it keep for himself, that will just lay you
food that is two, three days old. food that is cheaper, why? Because it's going to expire in a day or two. And you give that to the food bank. And by the time it gets to the needy people, it's expired, and you keep more money, why for food, that is not going to expire very soon, for your family for yourself. So when you intend to give in the way of Allah, spend that, which is why you do not even make the intention that I am Mahmoud, do not even make the intention of spending that which is hobbies, because you should give only that which you like for yourself. Give only that which you like for yourself.
Similarly, when it comes to giving the cat don't give that thing is a cat, which you don't like anymore. For example, there's a piece of jewelry, giving the cat it's cracked, or maybe it's been worn so many times it's been used so many times that the color has faded, or it's completely outdated. Or maybe the stones that were in the rain or in the necklace maybe they fallen out so you don't wear it anymore. And you say might as well give this intercut don't intend to give that which is Hubby, even when it comes to giving the cat but instead give that which is pure. Even our basketball the learn who he said that Allah commanded the people to spend from the purest, the
finest and the Best Types of their money. Allah commanded us to spend from what from the purest halaal finest and Best Types of their money and prohibited spending from evil and dishonest money. Why? Because Allah has pure and he only accepts that which is pure. And remember that when a person spends that which is play you that which he likes for himself, and what's the benefit? When he spends that which is like that, which is best? He loves it for himself and when he gives that away, then what's the benefit for that?
best reward as well. We learned in sort of earlier one, I number 92, Lenten adult habitat and fecal matter a boon
You will never attain the good reward, you will never attain beers. Until and unless you spend in the way of Allah from that which you love that which you love for yourself. When you spend that in the way of Allah, then you will attain it, then you will attain the reward of bit.
We see that many times, people go into extremes when it comes to spending.
Either they will not give anything. Why? Because I've used it once, or I myself don't like it. So if I don't like this myself, I don't want to give it away. But it's possible that you don't like it, and another person likes it. Similarly, you use it only once, it's still in a very good condition. And a person who cannot afford something that is new, maybe if you give that thing to them, it will help them. So we see this extreme in people that they won't give anything. Why? Because they say that they don't like it, or they want to give only that which is best. This is one extreme, which is incorrect. If something is in a good condition, if something is in a usable condition, if something
is of benefit to the other, give it because if you don't give it it's going to sit in your closet, in your house, it's going to rot and become more and more outdated, become more and more useless. So it's better to give that
we see another extreme that some people in giving everything away. They even give things that should go in the garbage to those people who need for example, or for example, in the way of Allah, old furniture that's broken. That's been used terribly. The sofas, the fabric is ruined. And what do people do? Yes, we're getting a new set. Let's donate to the masjid.
Let's donate it to the Islamic Center. Let's leave it at the Islamic Institute. They will find some use for it. Yes, okay, fine, they will find some use for it. But does it really give a good impression.
You go to a monster then you find sofas that are dirty, or sofas are so ugly. And in your own house, you would never want to keep that. Never ever.
So we find two extremes. Either you will not give anything because it's not the best or you will give everything and including everything. He will give only that which is forbidden and sometimes people don't even give everything they keep the best for themselves and keep the hobbies for others. What is required is moderation. So that I am normal hobby. We learn that even Jerry he recorded that by law even as it he said about let me move hobbies that this was revealed concerning some of the unsolved
when the season for harvesting dead trees would start the unsolved would collect ripe dead branches from their gardens and hang them on a rope erected between two pillars in the masjid have pursued a loss for
the poor immigrant companions, the poor hygiene, they would eat from these dates. However, some of them would also add lesser type of dates in between ripe date branches thinking that they were allowed to do so. And then this I was revealed that no when you spend in the way of Allah spend that which is for you spend that which is pure, spend that which you would take home yourself and feed your children dress your own children with. So give the same thing in the way of Allah, La ye batty, the best things the best of your earnings were less than the LCD. As for the hobbies, Allah says don't intend to give it Why? Because well less than the LCD while you yourselves would not take it.
You yourselves would not accept it less than is a form of laser. What does laser mean? It is not less than you all are not.
So less than the LCD LCD is actually actually been. The word is actually Athena and the noon has been dropped because Kadena is being connected with heat. So as he as he Lena is a por la just remove the annual
who is one who are the one who takes so you yourselves would not take it. You would not take it for yourself Take what for yourself. The hubbies illa except until fee that you close your eyes who is from line meme but
and who move is used for something that is hidden. Something that is obscure. Ill mouth is to join one eyelash with the other. Just the eyelash. Do not completely blink.
It's not to completely blink it's not to join one eyelid with the lower one
But rather it is to just join the eyelashes, you know, when you're almost closing your eyes and your vision becomes hazy why because your eyelashes are in front of you. So this is what his mouth is to try to close your eyes.
And when a person does this, it has if he has closed his eyes, other people might think that his eyes are closed, but actually you can see, but other people who are looking there might think that he's not looking. So his mouth is to show to the other that you haven't seen, while you have actually seen.
So it is to pretend to not see something, to ignore something,
you're actually seeing it but you're showing to the other, you haven't seen it. And basically, this word is used for taking something with dislike, accepting something with dislike, you're taking it only because you're offered. Otherwise, you would choose it for yourself.
And if you refuse what's going to happen, the other person is going to feel bad. And if you refuse, then you don't have any other option. You need it. It's like if somebody gives you a gift, and it's in a ripped gift back, some people actually say, Oh my god, this is ripped. And some people what do they do? They ignore it. They've seen it, they dislike it. But what do they do? They ignore it. They pretend as if they haven't seen as if they didn't notice why out of courtesy, that you ignore it. Over here law says that if somebody were to offer this hobbyist thing to you, you wouldn't want to take it. And if you were in extreme need and desperate for that thing, because you have no other
option, then you would only accept it with closed eyes. It would be embarrassing for you do accept it.
So therefore, when you give, give that which is best.
Because when you're giving something, you're actually giving it to who to a loss.
So it's as if Allah is asking us that how would you give something for my sake? that you do not like for yourself? How can you give something for my sake in my way to my Deen to my Masjid that you would not like for yourself in your own house.
And if you were to be given it, you would not like it you would dislike it is the deen of Allah that cheap is the mercy of Allah that cheap.
Something that you don't like for yourself? How can you give it to the other? What Allah mu and no anila have an eagle Hamid, that Indeed Allah is rich, and he is praiseworthy? Look at the names that Allah mentions over here he is running. He doesn't need your South Africa. He doesn't need your charity. He doesn't need your hobbies, man. He doesn't need you to tell you about either. If you're giving in the way of Allah, Allah has given you the trophies to do so. So when you give, give the best. And notice how am I as mentioned honey, when you're giving a gift to someone who is rich, someone who is very wealthy, what kind of a gift you give them. Something that is expensive.
Something that meets their standards. Who is Allah?
the one who is most rich. And when you spend in his Deen, you're spending the worst that you have the hobbies that you have the hobbies that you wish to throw away. They go dump it in the masjid.
I shadowed Ilana when she used to give sadaqa what would she do? She would perfume that thing. She would make that thing clean and nice and fragrant. Why? Because when you're giving it who are you're actually giving it to Allah subhanaw taala
and the second name that Allah mentions over here is that he is Hamid. He deserves hand.
Hamid is from hand in hand as you know means praise Alhamdulillah herbal alanine and the name Hamid gives us two meanings. It gives us the meaning of habit, the one who praises the other. And Hamid also gives the meaning of Muhammad, the one who deserves praise.
So Allah praises those who spend that which is for you. But in particular, the meaning of Hamid with regards to a loss of data is that he is mood that he is the one who deserves praise, or that could be had all the time. whether or not someone praises him
whether or not someone respects him, he is praiseworthy. Why? Because he is a bully. I mean, his status, his rank, his position is the highest he is Arla
so when you give something for his sake, what should you give
the cheapest thing that you own know, the best that you own. The five that you own.
Know that allies honey
Whenever we spend in the way of Allah, we should not just look at what we are giving, but we should look at who we are giving that particular thing for.
Because we're giving it for Allah subhanaw taala. Therefore, what we should give should also be the best should also be of good quality should also be valuable, something that we love,
before giving anything away, ask would I use it? Would I weird? Would I keep it? Would I eat it? If the answer is no, then we need to think twice.
And if you own something, and you're living with your parents or living with your husband, do you have to take the permission of your parents or your husband before giving that thing away. If that thing belongs only to you and not to them, then you don't have to take permission, but you should inform them at least if you think it is necessary. For example, if you give all of your jewelry away, the next thing you ask your husband buy me new stuff. So obviously, I mean you should inform the people whom you are living with.
So basically, we see that when we give something, we should remember that we're giving it for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala therefore, it should be of the best quality as well.
And best quality means something that you would like or something that is still in a good condition that it is still usable, it is not defective.
Now, when it comes to spending, spending is of different types. One is to spend on the poor, the needy to spend in South Africa.
Another is to spend on yourself on your family, the day to day expenditures. And the other is to give gifts to people.
Over here, yes, the main thing that is being discussed is Southern.
But even when we give gifts to people, what should we keep in mind
that it is something that is practical, something that is usable?
Something that is beneficial.
Many times something's been lying around the house. For so long, it still looks new. So what do we do? Like, okay, let me just give this as a gift. And that person whom you're giving it to as a gift, you know that they're not going to use it ever. It's not their taste, it's not their type. But just to get rid of it. What do we do, we give it as a gift. So we should remember that anything that we give, it should be useful to the recipient. It should be something that is of use to them. It's not going to be a burden for them to keep.
And it should be something that is beneficial, something that is good. And remember that when it comes to giving gifts, why do we give gifts? What's the Nia, what's the purpose?
The Why do the Habu give gifts, exchange gifts and increase love? But if you're giving a gift, that the other person is going to become very upset by receiving it? Are you increasing love Are you increasing something else?
We don't find the Hadees that is mentioned in Sahih Muslim the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, for men I have that I knew that the higher earning. So whoever loves that he should be saved. He should be delivered from the Hellfire, where you the hollow janitor, and that he should be entered into paradise? Then what should he do?
He should die with faith in Allah and the Last Day and should treat the people as he wishes to be treated by them.
whoever wishes that he should be saved from the fire and he should enter Jannah whoever wants to be successful, what should you do? Then he should die in a state of Eman. Imagine Allah and in the hereafter. And what should he do? He should treat the people as he wishes to be treated by them.
That whatever a person likes for himself, he likes it for others as well. Because only when you give love then you will
receive love. Only when you respect others, then you will get respect. And if you don't respect others, you will not get respect. If you don't show love, you're not going to get love. We learn from another Hadith which was mentioned. So he was from LA, you may know a hadoken, Hatha Yoga belly or he may you have Boudin FC, none of you truly believes until he loves for his brother, what he loves for himself. So this is a criteria when it comes to spending,
spend that which you yourself like.
Now we see what the problem is that when we spend, we're just looking at the person whom we are giving the money to or this other quarter. And we forget the fact that it's actually going to philosophy and data so we get lost in the poor person. And we forget the purpose, we forget the goal. So we should remember that whatever we're giving, we're giving for the sake of Allah, therefore, it should be of the best quality because Allah is honey and he is Hamid. So show respect to Allah show respect to his Deen.
Then Allah says, as che tanuja, Ito shaitan promises you there, what do you do is from Well, I ain't done. And yet could be from water, which is promised. So you're either come here promises you, or your income could be from worried, which is to threaten someone. So you're either he threatens you, what are the two meanings, he promises you or he threatens you? He scares you. He frightens you. From what alpha Cora the poverty when you intend to spend in the way of Allah and you wish to spend that which is the year What does shavonne do? He comes and he does his work. And what is that he was first to you. Or he sends some people to you, who discourage you from spending. And they tell you
that if you spend then you will suffer from fuck.
But if you think of it, what kind of poverty is for? What kind of poverty is for? fucker is to have nothing. It's different from miskeen miskeen is someone who has something, but it's not enough. For me it is someone who has absolutely nothing. So he makes you think that if you give only one thing you think away, he will be very poor. But is that reality? Is that the case? No. You might have less, but you can become completely poor.
So a shaytani r the common factor and when he threatens you with poverty, what happens you get scared. And then you don't spend in the wave of law.
And at the same time, what else does shavon do? Way up Moodle COVID fascia, and he orders you with fascia? What is fascia?
an indecent act. Remember we learned this word earlier as well. fascia flesh is basically used for actions that are clearly wrong. They're obviously wrong. There's no doubt about them being wrong.
If you hear of that action, you don't want to hear it. If you see that action. You don't want to see it. It disturbs you, which is why the word fascia or furnish is used for Xena. It is used for homosexuality, and it's also used for other sins. But in particular, the Arabs they used to call a behaved person fetish. fetish near the Arabs was someone who was bullied who is bullied. One who does someone who is stingy. Someone who is tight fisted who doesn't spend despite being able to spend
so far which was well behaved. So we move on bill fascia, meaning he orders you to be stingy when it comes to giving sadaqa when it comes to pain does occur.
When it comes to spending in the way of Allah shaitan commands you to be stingy. You can give more, but what does she fancy? Come on, it's okay 20 is enough. Okay, one is enough. 10 is enough. That's it, don't give more you will have less. And sometimes you can literally hear these whisperings hear this conversation going in your head.
So shaytan is the one who threatened you with poverty and he is the one who orders you to be stingy when it comes to spending in the way of Allah.
And also fascia has been understood in another way over here. That what is Russia indecent acts since acts of disobedience to Allah subhanaw taala so shavon orders you to spend were to spend in fashion, which is why sometimes if we go to an Islamic conference, and if you have to purchase a ticket $20 oh my god $20 for learning the deen This is wrong.
And if we have to go to a park or to watch
movies, then what happens? $20? Nothing. It's okay. The whole family, no problem. Food, no problem, even if it's more money at the movies. So yet Mortal Kombat fascia he orders you to spend were in the wrong ways, in the incorrect ways.
And remember, that when a person spends in wrong ways, then obviously he's going to have less left.
Then why would he be able to spend in the act of obedience to Allah subhanaw taala?
will lower your income and Allah promises you? What Murphy rotten forgiveness, as opposed to the fascia, the shape on orders you with? What does Russia do? When a person commits Russia, he's earning sins. And when a person spends in the way of Allah, he's earning good deeds, and Allah promises him forgiveness. mufaddal samartha is the opposite of Russia. shaitaan orders you with Russia. Allah promises you with mafia
shaitan orders you to be stingy. Allah promises you that if you spend, he will forgive you, for Allah who used to come up with rotten Minho from him what fatherland and also for the, what is for the extra favor. And remember, Father refers to anything, whether it is wealth, or it is knowledge, or it is beauty, or it is strength, status, anything that is a big blessing. And a person desires for it, a person hopes for it. Everybody wants to have it. Which is why if we find free things, somewhere extra things free, even if you don't like it, even if you don't need it just because it's free. It's a free sample. What do we do? Take it,
it happens, right? So follow is extra, you don't pay for it. You don't really deserve it. But it's an extra thing. And because it's extra people love it, people like it. So it refers to everything that people like they desire they want, whether it's knowledge, or it is wealth, or it is beauty, or it is status, success, whatever.
So Allah promises you follow as well. But there's a fallen refer to the benefit, the reward in the dunya. And in the asset. And the opposite of follow is the
shaitaan threatens you with
a lot of promises you for the fifth answers. If you spend, you will become poor, Allah says if you spend, you will get more.
So we see over here, that there are many benefits of spending in the wave of law.
First of all, we see that there is more fear. There is forgiveness. When a person spends in the wave Allah, he's doing something good and good deeds, areas, bad deeds,
we learn in the same surah so little Baccarat 271 What do you got for uncommon see it come and he will remove from you some of your misdeeds. Also we see that South Africa is a means of cooling Allah Subhana Dinah's anger,
that when a person has done something wrong when a person has committed a sin, what should he do, he should give sadaqa because Sadako cools, Allah has anger,
which is why the Hadith says that follow a bad deed with a good deed because a good deed will erase it.
And we also see another benefit is for the farmer from Allah soprano. And what is this model? It is reward in the dunya. For example, a person gives in temporarily, he feels some fear in his heart that I will have less or I will become poor. But he still gives it and what happens. Allah gives him the same thing back and sometimes even more,
isn't it? So? Sometimes even more, just yesterday, something happened with me. Somebody I know is unwell. And they asked me if I had something. And I always like to keep sometimes I'm in my house because you never know when you need it when you would want to have it. And I had only a little bit left. So first of all, I thought maybe I'll give only half or only a little bit. But I thought no, she's unwell. She said I should give the whole thing. So I made the intention. And yesterday, I got a whole bottle of something.
So sometimes you give one thing, and Allah returns it to you exactly. And sometimes it gives you much more than you ever imagined you ever expected. So Allah promises you father, and at the time of giving we have this fear, I will not have it anymore. But the fact is that Allah is the one who gave it to you in the first place. And if you're giving it for his sake, you think he won't give it to you again. Who is your odds of yourself aroma and laziness. If so, give it
Allah promises you follow, he will give it to you in return and follow altar refers to the reward in the hereafter. What did we learn what's the reward for sada multiplied up to 700 times and even more.
So we see that sadaqa does not reduce well as a prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Man, knock us out sadhaka to be married, when you give it, Allah will give you further benefit Indonesia, and also benefit in the US.
And at the time of giving what happens, children comes to us and says, Don't give you will become poor, you will have less don't listen to shape on.
Yesterday, we learned about less often Arlene will only afternoon when we have things. When we own things, the more we have, the more fear we have. And sometimes what happens, we own something and we lose it. And then we have these regrets. I wish I'd given it in South Africa.
But if you give it in South Africa, before you lose it before it gets stolen, before it gets destroyed, then Allah promises us fuddle returning dunya and return India,
we learned that there are many other benefits of South Africa as well in the dunya, for instance, so that sort of works, calamity. Similarly, the homeowner lay him when a person does not have fear, and he does not have any grief. And you know, this is something very amazing. The more you give, the more confidence you gain, confidence in what
The more you give, the more you have to work, the more you rely upon Allah, that if Allah gave me yesterday, and if I'm giving it to someone who is in need, Allah will give me tomorrow, if I need it, sometimes we don't give things away. Why? What if I need it in the future? What if I needed some 20 years from now from five years from now. But the fact is that if Allah gave it to you at the time when you needed it, he will give you at the time that you need it again.
And you see that, that when you give something in the way of Allah, things are sent to you from where you cannot even imagine, from where you cannot even expect. So the benefit of giving other kinds of dunya is that a person does not have any fear, and he does not have any grief, that hopefully lay him alone.
And there are also benefits in the alcohol, such as multiplied reward. And also another benefit in the after that a person will be shaded under the shade of the throne of Allah subhanaw taala
the person who gives others how, in a way that his left hand doesn't know what the right hand gave, will law who scrn earlier and Allah is lesser, he is infinitely vast. He is all encompassing. And he's also knowing what does it mean by this, that he in his grace in his funnel, in his bounty, he is last year in all of his attributes he is last year. So if you are giving one of your things away for his sake, Allah has much more, if you please him, he can give you more. Why should you be stingy? Give? Well lavoisier and his treasures are endless. He has so much to give. And he is I mean, he knows about what you're giving, where you are giving and how you are giving.
So we see in this ayah that there are two ways of spending or two paths of spending. And what are they, first of all, spending in the way of law, fees to be done. And secondly, fees to be the shape on when she upon orders you to spend on that which is fascia spend on sins on acts of disobedience.
What a person spends in the way of Allah? What does it mean? Where is he spending for the development of the deen and acts of obedience for the benefit of mankind for social welfare? Similarly, for some other higher objectives, and when a person spends on what shavon commands, where does he spend on things, on extravagance, on fulfilling his desires, which take a person away from his purpose.
And also we see that shaitaan makes us spend on our desires and waste our money. That's what happens. When we spend on just fulfilling our desires. What are we doing? We're wasting our money.
For example, you go to the mall, you enter into a clothing store and you like one shirt and you like another shirt and you like a sweater and you like this and you like that. I have the money. Let me buy it. I can afford it. Let me buy it. Even if you know you're not going to use it more than a few times.
But what comes to mind I can afford it. Yes I do also give sadaqa sometimes, it's okay to spend on myself. willy nilly nuptse garlic, your enough salt has a hook on you. So therefore I'm going to spend on myself and then I can afford it.
So what happens? We buy all those things. We were the one or two times. And then when it comes to spending to go to a class to buy a ticket for an Islamic conference, we think twice. Like, I don't think I can afford that much.
You know, sometimes I wonder people will have the latest bags, they will have the latest shoes most expensive things. Their faces are covered with makeup, which is quite expensive.
But at the same time, they don't want to pay for the fees. They want to buy books.
Our Dean teaches us to spend on that which is useful.
The Sahaba the scholars of the past among Buhari, so many scholars, what did they spend on? What did they spend on, on learning the deen so much so that once a man Buhari, he sold even the clothes that he was wearing.
And he had nothing left. And because he didn't come to the Muslims, he didn't come to the class, he didn't come to the halaqa for a few days, what happened, they found out that he didn't have codes. Why? Because in knowledge was so precious to them, they spent on that which is more useful.
So shaitan makes us spend our money on just the fulfillment of our desires. And then at the end of the day, we don't have money to give in South Africa. We don't have money to learn the deen to buy a good book.
Why is it that when we go to the mall, we are so confident about our wallet. And when we go to an Islamic bookstore, I don't have this much money. Oh my God, this book is so expensive. If you go to the university bookstore, the books will be triple the price, four times the price. Why is it that when you have to buy a book of the same price at university, you don't worry. But when you have to buy the book, in an Islamic bookstore for an Islamic course what happens? This is too much. This is too much. This is what we say. So shaitan makes us spend our money only on fulfilling our desires. So we have nothing left. When it comes to spending on the
altar. Sometimes we see that you go to the grocery store. This looks so good, this looks so good. And you buy all of that food, and what happens at the door of the grocery store. What is there, there's a drop box for a food bank. But we think I don't think I can afford it.
But the same food that we have bought, it goes on goes in the refrigerator, and it decays over there. it rots over there, or it gets cooked and the leftover food is thrown away.
And that same food that you threw away, probably you could have bought something for those people who are hungry.
So don't listen to shavon when it comes to giving sadaqa What does Allah say unfuckable spend. And I mentioned this to you earlier that Allah subhanaw taala says, All son of Adam's bend, so that you will be spent upon
spend in the way of Allah so that Allah also spends on you.
We see in sort of Bani Israel, Isaiah 27. Allah says in our mobile darina, can we want to share the mechanic shavon with your vehicle fula indeed the waste for those people who waste the extravagant ones who only spend on fulfilling their desires and to stop at No Limits? Who are they? They are the brothers of shavon they're the Friends of shaitaan the brothers of Trayvon and ever has shavon been to his Lord, ungrateful.
Let's listen to the recitation
So we see that there are two ways of spending, spending in a wave Allah and spending in the wave shuttling. And we need to ask ourselves, we need to analyze our spending just this past week, or this past month, how much did I spend on myself, on my desires, and whatever that I spent on myself, how much of it got wasted? And how much in this past week in this past month have I spent in the way of of law?
We need to ask ourselves, we need to check ourselves because life is going to go on. And so when it's going to be over, and we can't live heedlessly, we can't. We have to be careful about the money that we spend as well. Because if spent properly in the right way, it will bring reward, and if spent wastefully in the wrong ways. Then it's going to be a big liability on the Day of Judgment.
If you're spending lavishly on yourself, and you're not wasting your wealth, and is it okay if you only
Given the wave a lot of 2.5%, I told you at the beginning of the year that Allah says,
you have to spend in the way of Allah, whether you have less, or you have more 2.5% of that, yes, it is mandatory, but to the courts, although they're not mandatory, but unless it goes to spend, and you should compare how much am I spending on myself, just to Fulfill my desires? And how much am I spending under the Nevada in the way of electric please of allies money? Who am I forgive? How am I spending on myself? And how am I spending on the deen of Allah to please the money, the one who is very rich,
thank Allah for what you have. And trust Allah for what you need.
Many times we're thinking about how people are wasting their money, or how the money is not being used properly, or how the masjid is not decorated, or painted, or, you know, set up property. And we've pointing fingers and other people. And we forget that we do the exact same things in our lives. How many times have we wasted food? Have we thrown food in the bin?
And how many times have we put food where in the food bank, we have the drums in the masjid, I think they're pretty empty.
Spending extravagantly that sometimes we have a phone or a gadget that is working perfectly fine. But just because there is a newer model, which of course, they have to bring out every few months, what happens? You want to buy that, you get that. And because you're spending a few $100 on it every few months, then what happens? Obviously, you don't have money to spend in the wave on.
And we inside each other to do that. Did you get the newer model?
I was just thinking how when we send our children to universities, we are willing to spend so much money to put them through med schools, we go into debt for the sake we spend 1000s and 1000s of dollars and we justify it to ourselves. But when it comes to spending in the way of a low when it comes to sending our children to learn the Quran, when we come here, for those of us who've come here, you know, we're saying Oh, it's so expensive. The books are like 15 $20 each, you know, it's $100, and I have four children, I'm spending so much money yet, you know, we don't think that why not spend this way you're getting rewarded. And like we were told earlier in one of the courses
where all this knowledge that we're getting for the dunya that we're spending 1000s and 1000s of dollars for in front of Allah, it's worth nothing. Yet the things that are worth something we want to negotiate.
When it comes to wanting to dunya desiring the dunya we don't want to give it away because we like it, we want more. But the fact is that even if the son of Adam were given a whole mountain of gold, or the valley, full of gold, or a double of that or triple of that still, his desire would be fulfilled.
So the etiquette that we've been taught is that we should spend in the way of Allah, no matter how much we love that thing. And remember when you give something that you love for the sake of Allah, then lanthanide will build a habitat. Don't fecal matter a boon then only you will attain wish.
Federal law says you did a heck Mata Manisha he gives wisdom to whomsoever He wills one minute then heck matter and whoever has been given wisdom for call duty or higher on kathira. Then certainly, he has been given much good one my adecuado illa Al Bab and none will remember except those of understanding. Allah says over here that you did heck matter. He is the one Allah is the one who gives hikmah
nobody else can give it. Nobody can go by hikma. Nobody can go learn hikma from a course No, Allah is the one who gives hikmah now what is Hickman hikmah is from her calf me and Hitman which is generally translated as wisdom in Arabic hekla is well the rochet female there he alleged to be here to play something in its right place, which is appropriate for it.
Many of us have learned the definition of wisdom to be to play something where it belongs. But that is actually hikma is to play something in its right place where it belongs in a manner that is appropriate in a way that is appropriate. This is what hikmah is. So basically hikmah is to do something in a way that is correct in a manner that is correct. At the time that is appropriate and at the place where it is appropriate and hit by include
The correct priority as well, that you do things in the correct order, this thing is more important therefore, it should be done first it should be given the highest priority, this thing is not that urgent therefore, it can be delayed.
And Hickman is used for knowledge, it is used for comprehension, it is used for rush for right mind and the word How come is also from the same root What does mean? judgment. So, hikmah is decisiveness to be able to make the right decision at the right time.
And you may have heard that hecky is used for kind of a Dr. Heckman is used for medicine, you can say naturopathic medicine.
So, why? Because the Doctor, what does he do? He analyzes the state of the person who is ill, and he tells him what to eat. He tells him what not to eat, and he gives him some medication as well. So, making the right decision at the right time. And sometimes, you know, you go to typical doctor and MD, and they will give you just one course of antibiotics. And that's it. But if you go to a naturopath, what happens, you have to go once and you have to go again. And you have to go again, they ask you about your symptoms, they keep analyzing, that is hikmah. Why? Because you're doing things in the right way appropriately, at the right time, in a manner that is appropriate.
So over here, unless as you tell hypothermia shall he gives wisdom to whomsoever He wills. Now, what does he mean by wisdom over here? How come hikmah is being mentioned in the middle of the ayah that talks about South Africa that talks about charity? What is hikmah? When it comes to South Africa when it comes to giving charity?
Many times when it comes to spending, we're driven by our emotions, isn't it so
that sometimes we're overcome with the fear of poverty with the fear of having less, and sometimes we're so generous that we don't think about tomorrow, we don't think about the next wedding. And we think I can give everything away. But the fact is, that even when it comes to spending a person needs wisdom, what should I give? Where should I give? Who should I give? When should I give? How should I give what thing, this thing or that thing, money or food? Who to give to this person or that person in the construction? Or for the students of knowledge, for example.
So when it comes to spending in the way of Allah hikmah is very important. What does Allah say that he gives hikmah to whomsoever He wills. Now a person might say, Allah gives it to whomsoever He works, if I don't have hikma, then Allah didn't will it for me. But the fact is, that whenever you see mania in the Quran, remember that Allah has mushiya, Allah will is linked with his wisdom and knowledge that he gives to whoever he wills based on his wisdom based on his knowledge, because he knows who is really going to use it, who is really going to benefit from it and who is not going to benefit from it.
So you tell Hekmati, Manisha one way you tell hikmah that, and whoever is given wisdom, foccacia oto, hyaluron kathira, then, in fact, he has been given a goodness that is abundant. He has been given much good. How does hikma lead to much good? What does it mean by this, that whoever has been given wisdom, then he has been given much good. If you think of it if a person is able to do his work in in an appropriate way, at the right time, in the right manner, giving the right importance to the things that deserve that importance in the correct priority, then what happens, he's able to achieve more, isn't it so he's able to achieve more and better.
For example, you wake up in the morning on the weekend, you have to prepare for your test. And you also have to cook and clean. And you also have to go meet someone. You begin your day with cooking and cleaning and then you go visit the person whom you're supposed to go visit. And when you come back home, you're so tired and exhausted that you can't even study.
Is that the correct order? No. My mother she always is jealous that when you're fresh, then use your brain, do mental work. And when you're tired of that mental work, your body is fine. Then you do physical work, because when you're physically tired, then you cannot do mental work. And you cannot even do physical work. But when you're mentally tired, you can still do physical work.
So this is hikma This is wisdom
and when a person is given this
And when a person uses this wisdom, then he is given abundant good Why? Because he can achieve more and better in this dunya and also in the US.
So spending wealth in the right place, according to what Allah has said, is hikma and On the contrary, foolishness is what? that a person spends in wrong ways. He wastes as well. Or he follows his Sadako by man and other and he nullifies all of this other
woman you tell Hekmati for call duty Ion kathira. And remember that hikma is not just needed when spending in the wave Allah.
It's not just needed. It's not just something that helps a person when it comes to giving sadaqa but it is something that helps a person in every matter in every situation of his life, from cooking and cleaning, to studying and working, to eating, to walking to sitting to standing hikmah if a person has it, it can benefited, for example, hekman speech in words, what does that include? that a person says the right thing at the right time, in a manner that is appropriate. If you're trying to tell a child not to do something, or if you're trying to tell a child to study, and they're not listening to you, what is hikma? But you start shouting at them, so that they don't listen to you anymore.
That's not a clue. Similarly, at a wedding, everybody's happy. When you're talking about sad stories, that's not Hickman
cemetery, you go somewhere for condolence. Are you talking about your shopping trip? That's not.
So Heck, why is necessary when it comes to talking as well. Similarly, in normal conversation, talking at the right time, not before time, and sometimes when it comes to giving advice, giving sure what do we do? When the matter is fully decided when everything is done two weeks later, we say, you know, this is what you should do. Too bad. Your advice cannot be applied anymore.
So hikma when it comes to speech. And also hikma when it comes to actions. Can you think of some examples where wisdom is needed when it comes to actions?
Doing the right thing at the right time in the proper way, in the appropriate manner? In the right amount? Can you think of some action?
For example, praying what would be hegman? That,
okay, for example, praying at the right time, sometimes we're like, okay, fine, it is time for Salah, I still have two, three hours, let me do everything. And then I will pray with sukoon.
And what happens by the time you're done with everything, then you're trying to pray with sukoon you're yawning, you can't do properly, or you're too exhausted and you can't focus and you just shorten your Salah. Similarly, when it comes to the simple act of cooking, sometimes when people cook, they make the food to oily or too spicy, or too salty, or too bland. Why? Because it didn't follow the instructions properly. When it comes to arranging books, arranging furniture, what do we do just haphazardly, whatever fits wherever we just put it there? No, if you just put whatever, wherever what's going to happen, you're going to trip and fall. And if you put the right thing at
the right place, then there's less possibility of tripping and falling. Similarly, sometimes what people do is they pick up things, and they don't put them back in the right place. And when they need it, they cannot find it. Where's that piece of paper on which I wrote the singular Florence? I can't find it anywhere. It should be in your jewels. But where is it somewhere in my bag? Somewhere on the desk and when you need it, you can't find it. Why is it on a piece of paper anyway, it should be in a proper notebook, it should be written property somewhere. So when a person does not use Hickman in his daily life, then he suffers. And if a person is given hikma, then it is a great
blessing of Allah.
And when a person has been given hikmah then it leads him to success in the dunya. And
the question is, how can a person get hurt?
Because Allah says you tell HEC Mata he gives hikmah to whomsoever He wills, how can a person be deserving of hikmah
there are several things.
First of all, we see that a person should make
a person must pray to Allah penalty to give him a color to give him wisdom.
Because Allah is was here he can give whatever. So if Allah can give hekman he can give it to you pray to Him, and hate my eyes from him. Therefore, ask him to give it to you.
Then, another thing that a person can do is to be in the company of those who have hikmah
those who have wisdom, observe how they work. Observe how they
Do things. Many things in life are learned by observation. For example, if you want to learn how to cook, and you know nothing about cooking, nothing at all, you don't even know how to cut onions, how to chop onions. You don't even know how to hold a knife. What are you going to do? Just open up a recipe book and think you're going to become a chef in a day? No, what are you going to do, you need to watch someone cook, you need to see someone holding the knife, you need to see someone chopping the onions, you need to see someone cooking the food.
And sometimes, you can spend days and days and days struggling yourself, it will take you months to learn.
But if you stand next to a chef next to someone who knows how to cook, within one session, you will learn so many things, so many things.
So hikmah is learned by being with those who have wisdom with those who do things properly. So if you want to learn a particular skill, go to who go to the master of that skill, the one who knows that skill, the one whose profession is that particular skill.
And thirdly, a person can learn wisdom, by taking lessons from life experiences,
by learning from his own mistakes, by his past experiences that you keep experimenting. And eventually you will learn. For example, a person says I want to learn how to cook. But they never go to the kitchen, they only read recipes. That's it when they learn. No, you have to do it. And then when you do it once or twice, you make mistakes, and then what happens you learn from your mistakes. And when you learn from your mistakes you learn as to what is the right way of doing something. However, this process is much longer. This process is much longer. For example, some girls who have the habit of they don't learn how to cook, or how to do something from those people who know how to
do those things. Why? Because their ego comes in the middle, I cannot ask them, I will be lesser than them. I cannot ask my mother in law, I cannot ask my sister in law, even if she knows how to do it, I'll do it myself, even if it means I'll have to cook two three times to get the right food.
Even if it means I'll do something wrong. So remember that there are three ways of acquiring wisdom. First of all, making the art to oma. Secondly, being in the company of those who have wisdom. And thirdly, taking lessons from life experiences.
Many times somebody's advising us or telling us I made this mistake I'm telling you now, learn from my mistake. And what do we say? I need to make my own mistakes. I need to learn from my own mistakes. That's not wisdom either. true wisdom is not just what you have learned, but rather it is how you have learned as well.
And this is very interesting. Once Imam Malik his students, he learned a particular book from him. And when he was done studying that book, he came back again. The sitting in the muchless and Mr. Malik asked him that why are you here you've learned this already. He says now I'm here to learn the proper etiquette the proper at the wisdom.
Why? Because that you learn from the company of those who know many times we say I've studied the Quran once I've done the course there's no point in me going into the class again. I would be wasting my time. I've taken all the notes. But the fact is that the more exposure you get to the Quran, the more you grow, the more skills you learn the more wisdom you learn knowledge and wisdom there are two things knowledge alone is not enough. You can know everything, but are you going to be able to apply it not necessarily you will only be able to apply if you have a comma because hikmah is to use the right thing at the right time.
And Allah says that go Illa Allah Al Al Bab and none take seed except those of understanding.
Yet the Kuru. Kuru is from Val careful from the water code. And that code is from the code What does it mean to remember or to mention something, but that code is to make an effort to remember to make an effort to understand do receive. admonition to remember and not forget.
So none is going to take a lesson from this from what from all of these items that are mentioned over here. So none will observe these comments. None will gain wisdom. None will be able to remember and implement what they have learned except to Illa Alba except those people who have intellect. And remember Al Bab is at Laurel of loop and lobe is Apple intellect for what
Kind of internet business icon is also used for internet and lube is also used for intellect. It is said that look is an awkward Oh sorry. It is a sound mind.
Silent what a silent, correct proper sound.
And it is sound mind that is Harless, one minute show that is free from deficiencies or vanities. So basically it is free from useless knowledge, useless thoughts, useless information, useless emotions, aka lasagna. So those people who have loved those people who have a sound mind, who use their mind, not just to reflect on the worldly things, but also to understand the matters of the dounia. And after all, they're the ones who are going to take a lesson from this. They're the ones who are going to implement these commands, which commands have been given over here, spending in the way of Allah what to spend, how to spend, when to spend using hikmah, when it comes to spending,
who's going to benefit from all of this advice, those people who use their intellect, those people who use their mind.
Many times we do these things without thinking, heedlessly. But the fact is that even when it comes to this, we have to use our mind.
As for wisdom, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, there is no envy except in two instances, a person whom Allah has endowed with wealth, and he spends it righteously. And a person whom Allah has given wisdom, and he judges by it, and teaches it to others. To people are worthy of hustle, you can wish that you were like them, who? A person who has been given a lot of wealth and what does he do? He spends it righteously in the way of Allah. Because for that, also, you need hikma and the other person who has been given a jalon, aka Hola, hikmah, a person who has been given hikma by Allah knowledge by Allah, and what does he do? He uses that knowledge.
He judges by that knowledge. And that is doesn't mean that he becomes a judge in the court. But what it means is, should I do this? Or should I do that? Should I say this? Or should I say that he uses that knowledge in day to day life, and he also teaches it to others.
So this is something that a person can envy and a person should strive to achieve.
Let's listen to the recitation.
grant me hokum, Grant me sound judgment, Grant me wisdom. And join me with who those who are righteous, those who use wisdom, those who have been given.
And there are many others who are that are Muslim as well, in which you can pray for wisdom.
We were talking about Hickman, and we learned that hikma is something that only Allah Subhana Allah gives. And it's a great gift, because it leads to many benefits in dunya. And
it is said that latson Hekmati. mahatama, the foundation of wisdom, the basis of wisdom is a fear of the law. The more a person fears of law, the more proper and appropriate his actions will be. His speech will be
the more a person fears a law, the more wisdom he will have. Many times we do things, why? because we're afraid of people.
But when you're living in your own house, nobody's going to ask you about if you put the thing in the right place or not. Nobody's going to question you, nobody's going to ask you. What is it that makes you put the thing in the right place? It's hikmah. What is it that makes you press Allah at the right time? It's the fear of Allah. What is it that makes you sit properly in a class, the fear of Allah, even if the teacher cannot see, the group in charge cannot see, even if he's not going to say anything, but because I'm in the madness of knowledge, and their proper etiquettes that must be observed by everyone over there. What is it that is going to drive you to do what you're doing
properly? It's the fear of them.
So hikma comes with the fear of a law, that a person doesn't fear only people, but rather, he fears a law
and then only he can bring your son in his work. He can bring you
Due to his actions, many times we do things just to get over them. But only Allah knows if we really put in 100% or not. If we put in only 50%, or more or less, only Allah knows. And the more a person fears Allah, the more properly he will do his work.
Federal law says, woman and two men never cotton, and whatever that you spent of any expenditure, never, never is from the roof better is known for off and never is used in two ways. First of all, gnathopod means that thing which is spent an expenditure and expense, something that is spent motherfuck. Secondly, the word nefa is used for must rough meaning the place or the person where a person spends on whom a person spends.
So what does it mean, first of all, the thing that a person spends, and secondly, where a person spends, and remember nataka includes everything that is spent, whether big or small, more or less.
Just imagine everything that you spend on the little things you spend on groceries, you spend on your toiletries you spend on your clothes you spend on your bills you spend on travel your gas, different things. So when Matt and factum, Minh never cotton owner, the thumb, or you all vowed men know that in any Val, the word nerd is from noon Valois and nothing is used for a vow. Basically, it is an act of righteousness, that a person makes obligatory upon himself conditionally
that if such and such happens, then I will do this.
And if you look at the route that was known dalawa, any other word from the same route?
Naveed does that mean? Warner. So there is a meaning of warning or fear in this. So whenever a person has a fear of something happening, or not happening, then what does he do? He says, Oh Allah, if you take me out of this difficulty, if you remove this difficulty from me, if this doesn't happen to me, then I will do this. For example, if I pass, that I will give this much in charity, it's not obligatory on you to give that charity, but you make that act of righteousness obligatory upon yourself, in an unusual circumstance, in which there is also fear.
So women unfuck them in Africa, in anything that you spend on a document, or any vow that you make for in a lawyer that will, that Indeed, Allah knows of, what does it mean by this, anything that you spend, whether it is in circuit, or inside of mandatory charity, or voluntary charity, similarity, anything that you spend on yourself, on your family, on your spouse, on your relatives, anything that you spend, whether less or a lot,
only a few dollars, or a few $1,000, or man foster mean, nothing can also be understood as anything that you spend in the way of Allah, or in the way of shaitan. Allah knows of it.
Any expense, anything that you spend, you know, sometimes, if you only use your debit card, or whatever card, what happens, all of your transactions, all of your purchases are being recorded. And at the end of the month, you get a bank statement that tells you, you spent here you spend here you spent here. And when you look at it sometimes like what was I thinking? I forgot that I spent here, isn't it? It happens with you, that you completely forget about where you have spent, but Allah knows about each and every place that you spend each and everything that you purchase. You can keep a control of your debit or card transactions, your plastic transactions, but sometimes you can't
keep a check on your cash transactions, isn't it? The money that you have sometimes in cash, it comes and goes and you have no idea about where it went? Or how it went? You can't keep a record of that. But Allah knows about every single penny that you're spending. Is it in obedience to Allah? Or is it an obedience to shape on? Allah knows, and because he knows, he will recompense you for it according to what you've spent and have you spent.
And the second thing that Allah mentions over here is owner don't mean nothing or any vow that you make. Whether it is in obedience to Allah, or in disobedience to Allah, He knows exactly what you spent, where you have spent for what reason, and therefore he will recompense you accordingly. Woman is lonely meaning
unsolved. And indeed for the wrongdoers, there are no helpers on slide is a plural of NASA or no sleep.
Now the question is, who does it really mean refer to what's the meaning of London, London is one who does fall. And one is whether Shay fee Lady mahali, to play something where it does not belong, to play something where it should not go to do something in the wrong way, in the incorrect way.
So volume over here refers to the one who gives us the why, for showing off.
Allah knows about what you're spending, why you're spending, where you're spending, and a lot him the one who spends for the purpose of showing off or after spending, he reminds the other of the favorite that he's done on him, he insults or he hurts him, then Allah knows and he will recompense accordingly. Similarly, volume over here can also refer to someone who makes another but doesn't fulfill it. For example, the person says, Oh Allah, cure my illness, cure my disease, if you do so, I will pray do enough every single day, or I will read the surah every single day. And then he's fine. She's fine. But the person doesn't fulfill the vow, who is allowed him, the one who doesn't
fulfill the vow.
Similarly, London can also refer to the one who spends as well in the way of shape on PCB, the shape on in sinful ways. The one who spends in Acts of disobedience, following shape on listening to shape on, then he is to inform.
So many of those people who do learn, there are no onslaught, nobody's going to come and help them from the punishment of Allah from the Wrath of Allah. So what do we learn from this is that first of all, all of our deeds, every single action that we do a man who's on it,
we may forget it, but Allah knows of it. I saw the loved one. So Allah has enumerated all of their actions, and they have forgotten every single action Allah knows about it, and especially when it comes to spending because the context is of spending the IRS specifically talking about spending oma and after Minda putting everything that we spend, Allah knows of it. So he knows how much is it that I'm spending in his way? How much is it that I'm spending just to Fulfill my desires?
How reluctantly I spend in his way, and how confidently I spend to Fulfill my desires without instead of the Toba io 121 when I don't feel good enough or cotton, severe rotten what I could be a lesson well, a yakata una where the UN in the coup de Bella whom, Leah de Xia Houma, la who are Santa Clara New Era moon,
nor do they spend an expenditure, small or large, or across a valley, meaning the travel and every step they take for the sake of Allah, but that it is registered for them. Every single act, every single deed is registered, it is written, small, or big, major or minor? Why is everything written as for the good deeds? What does Allah say Leah does your home alone, our Sonoma County, we aren't Malone, so that a lot Mayor award them for the best of what they were doing, for the best of what they used to do.
Many times we take spending as a burden, even if it is spending in our own families. And we've discussed earlier that when a person spends on his family, the single morsel of food that even he puts in his wife's mouth, even that becomes a sadhaka. As long as his intention is good, as long as he's doing that in obedience to a loss primarily because the same money he could have spent elsewhere. He could have deprived his wife, he could have deprived his children, but when in fulfilling the responsibility that Allah has laid upon the man, when he feeds his family, then even that feeding becomes charity. Even that food that he feeds his family with becomes charity.
So every nefa everyday is known to a loss and only a lock and reward. People cannot reward you for what you do.
Also, we learn from this idea that we should not let go of any opportunity of doing good. Because every time we spend, whether it is small, or big, one cent, five cents, 10 cents, $50, Looney tuning, whatever, anything that you spent any opportunity, don't miss it. Don't miss it because you never know which D might be accepted. And the reward for that could be multiplied so many times more.
Also, we learned from this ayah about nothing about vows. What is about something that a person makes obligatory upon himself, conditionally Allah has not made it obligatory, but a person
has been obligatory upon himself.
Now as for the well, we are allowed to make it. However, we should remember that it does not change. It does not change destiny. It does not change the decree of the law. It is something that is not really liked and encouraged, but it is permissible. And if a person does make a vow and he must fulfill it, we learn from our heads and say, hey boo Heidi wish the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, vowing does not bring to the son of Adam anything that I have not already written in his other. But vowing is imposed on him by way of other as well.
Through vowing I make a miser person spend on his Well, someone who would not give sadaqa otherwise, but when he is put in a difficult situation, then he vows he makes another that Oh Allah, if you alleviate me from this problem, then I will give sadaqa So, what does a vow do? It makes a person who is miser spending the wave.
So we see that another is not really something that is encouraged. However, when a person does make it, then he must fulfill it. Because if he doesn't fulfill it, what is the I say, when I live on the minimum unsolved? The one who does well, he will have no helper
then Allah says interpret this other part, if you disclose this other code to be due from bad data well, but which means to disclose something, to reveal something, to bring something to light to make it known.
So if you reveal, if you disclose what are sakata charities,
meaning you give your sadhaka publicly, openly so that other people can see.
We don't that in the previous is we were forbidden from realness and man and other
and that muffler is better what is my federal forgiveness to the beggar and also covering his poverty?
So that a person wonders that Is it wrong to give sadaqa in public? Is it It's not wrong? Yes, it is dangerous. It is risky. Because when a person is giving sadaqa openly then chances of showing off are higher.
So over here Allah says that in the southern part, if you disclose the charities if you give charity in open funnier Mahia to how good it is how excellent it is meaning it is good. Near Emma, is a combination of near Math and Math. What does it remind me good and Melville is that it for the purpose of Toki for emphasis that nerima? How excellent, how good meaning it is so good. If you give your sadaqa in open, why? How is it good, because when you give sort of openly, publicly, then other people are encouraged to give as well.
That if he can give, if she can give, then why can't I?
And sometimes really, people don't think of giving maybe some of their clothes away, or maybe giving some of their books or some of what they own and they're not using. But when you tell them about what you've done, then they're also encouraged to spend some of what they have on others on sharing what they have with others.
Similarly, when a person is giving a sadhaka, that is mandatory, and what is that is a cat. And if he gives it openly meaning other people find out that he has given as a cat, then is there something good in that, of course there's other people can witness to this act of obedience. Other people can testify to his Islam to his submission, he gives a cat and other people never find out about it. Other people are going to wonder if he even gives a cut. Isn't it so? So yes, it is important to hide your good deeds from other people. But it is also important to show some of them not so that a person gets praised, not so that he can show off to the people about his righteousness. But other
people are witness to your acts of obedience.
For example, some people get I'm not going to read Quran in public. I'm not going to read Quran in front of other people. But the fact is that if you read Quran in front of other people, yes, if you're doing for the sake of showing off, then there is great punishment for that. But if you're doing it with the right Nia and what happens, other people are encouraged, and they know that you are someone who recites the Quran, so they can witness do your good deed. And these witnesses these are had, they're going to be of benefit to a person on the Day of Judgment. Remember that all of the things that that are present where we're doing a particular action, all of them will be a witness on
the Day of Judgment, the feet, the hands, the tongue, the eyes, our body parts, the house, the places that we pray on. All of these things will be in evidence for us on the Day of Judgment, they will bear witness. So if we do actions, good deeds openly, including giving sadaqa openly that is a witness for us on the Day of Judgment. So Allah says when you're removing
the hypocrites, they love to be praised for what they don't do. When you're a Buddha and your motto, be my love me
You love to be praised for what they don't do.
That Allah says we're into full hair. And if you conceal it, the full hair from hoffa, yeah, if you conceal, if you hide the charity, what do you do alpha color, and you give it to the poor, for color is a plural of focus. If you hide the charity, especially when you're giving it to a poor person, for who hide in the corner, then it is much better for you. Why, because you are hiding the poverty of the poor person. And also it is much better for you, because it will save you from
so in the who have a two alpha for who are hierarchical. So basically, when we give sadaqa, we can give it openly and we can also give it secretly. However, giving secretly is much better, especially when the sadhaka is going in the hand of a needy person.
If you're just giving a donation, somewhere at the masjid, at an Islamic Institute, and if you do that openly, other people are going to be encouraged to spend. But if there is someone who is needy, and if you give to them in public, what's going to happen?
It's going to be embarrassing for them.
So, yes, giving sadaqa in open and secret is permissible. However, depending on the situation, use hikmah and judge decide what is better. How should you give sadaqa in that particular situation,
when you have your unconvincing article, and you will expect from you some of your sins you can feel from the roof address cafaro the word Cofer literally means to cover something to hide something and Khalfan is to forgive, to remove the sin away from someone so you can filter and come into your article, your sin, some of your sins alone will remove them from you.
Why? Because of the good deed that you're giving. What is that good deed that you're doing? Giving? sadaqa? Well lo be Matthew Armando Habib and Allah is Knowing of everything that you do, he is aware, he is fully aware, he's fully acquainted.
So basically, if he is aware of everything that you do, then it is better for you to give sadaqa in secrecy, in private, why? Because it is better for your near for your intention.
As forgiving sadaqa in private, we learn from a hadith there are lots of times it will give shape to seven people on the day, when there will be no shade, but his And who are they adjust ruler, a youth who has been brought up in the worship of Allah, the person who worships Allah in his young age, he will be where
the shade of Allah, the day when there will be no other shade.
When we're young, we're talking. You're young, enjoy, have fun. But the fact is, that the one who spends his youth his young age in the worship of Allah, He will be under the shade of Allah on the Day of Judgment.
Then, two persons who love each other only for the sake of Allah, who meet and Bart, for the sake of Allah only a man whose heart is attached to the masjid, from the time he departs the masjid until he returns to it. Then, a person who remembers Allah in seclusion in private, and His eyes are then flooded with tears. And also a man who refuses the call of a charming woman of noble birth for illicit intercourse with her and says, I fear Allah, Lord of the worlds that a woman is calling him to do, how long with her, but what does he say? I fear Allah.
And then a man who gives sadaqa so secretly, that his left hand does not even know what his right hand has given.
Now, what does it mean by this, that his left hand does not know what the right hand is? Given? That it means yes, that he gives it extremely privately that even those people who are living with him don't know that He has given that sucker that those people who are living with him very close to him even they don't find out that he is given that sort of, but sometimes you can actually do this, that your other hand, your eyes don't know what you've given. For example, you just go into your bag, you take whatever out, and then you don't count afterwards. You don't do that either. That even you don't know. You don't know how much you've given.
You just take a handful. You don't count you don't start counting. Let you give without even looking. But even you don't realize how much you've given. So such people will be under the shade of a law on the Day of Judgment.
And as for this part of the ayah that you can feel or uncommented article you will remove from you some of your misdeeds. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that sadaqa extinguishes sins just
like water extinguishes fire.
So just imagine fire that is raging furiously, what is going to extinguish it? Water. So similarly, the sins that we commit, what are they doing? They're creating a fire for us. And sometimes we don't even realize the sins that we've committed. We don't even know we don't even remember we don't even realize. But when we give sadaqa What does that say the Kudu extinguishes that fire of sins.
So there are many benefits of sadhaka. Yes, it removes calamities, but one of the main benefits is that it cools Allah's anger, and it removes the sins of a person. Well, we met Armando Habib, and Allah is fully aware of everything that you do.
Let's listen to the recitation.
Lobby has been mentioned. Or it could also be mentioned the hobby.
And hobbit is one who is fully and completely aware of something
not just the outward, not just the apparent matters, but also the hidden matters, the more secret ones.
So we see that the main thing when it comes to giving sadaqa is that a person's Nia should be correct. Whether he is giving openly or secretly, what's the main thing Nia woman felt a minute forgotten whether it is something small or big. What's the main thing Nia intention will long be met Armando armado hobby and Allah is fully aware of what you do outwardly and what your intention is inside.
So at the end of the day, we should focus on our intentions.
It is important to look at what we're giving who we're giving to and where we're getting. Yes, it is very important to look at that, but the main thing is me because at the NEA is not correct, then everything could be washed away. Just as we read in the examples yesterday, that for asaba will be known for taraka householder, that leaves a rock completely barren nothing remaining on it all the reward everything is washed away. Why? Because in the eyes incorrect.
So we have to focus on the
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