Taimiyyah Zubair – Taleem al Quran 2012 – P02 026D Tafsir Al-Baqarah 194-195

Taimiyyah Zubair
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the importance of respecting sacred time and not fighting in the sacred place unless someone is beforehand punished. They stress the need to show fear of Islam and not let them harm themselves. The importance of spending in the right direction to achieve good relationships with people, protecting one's religion and not wasting time on it. The speakers also emphasize the importance of helping others, especially those with weakened immune systems or mental health, and sharing information and distributing the Quran. They encourage people to use their free time to help others, and the Islamic Development Alliance's goal is to teach children to be more aware of Islam.
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The sacred month is for the sacred month. These verses are about what they teach us about the laws, the rules of fighting, fighting has been permitted in Islam. However, there are certain rules that the Muslims have to observe amongst the ruler, what, what did we learn so far?

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That transgression in fighting is something that's not allowed injustice is something that is not allowed. What else

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when a person fights, it should only be for the sake of Allah, not for any personal gain, not for any other objectives, but only for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. So it should only be in defense, or it should only be against those who are hostile towards Muslims towards Islam. So in other words, fighting against to those who fight you, not those who are at peace with you, but rather those who are at war with you those who have shown their hostility.

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And we learned that fighting is prohibited in one place and what is that place? The huddle, the vicinity of the Haram, where the karma is around that area, the material haram around that area, it is not allowed for Muslims to fight over there. However, if they are attacked, then what are they supposed to do? Then what are they supposed to do? Fight back obviously, at that time, they have to defend themselves. So we learned that fighting in the sacred place is something that is not allowed. And now we will learn that fighting in the sacred time is also something that is not allowed. Remember that there are some sacred places, and there are also sacred times, there are places and

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there are certain times of the year, when or where a person has to be focused on the worship of Allah subhanaw taala. And that means that he will not hurt others. He will not fight with others, he will not harm others, which is the reason why in the area of the Haram, we're not allowed to injure any person we're not allowed to even kill animals hunting is something that's not allowed cutting the trees is something that is not allowed. And in the sacred time, in the sacred months. Again, fighting is something that is not permissible.

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So over here, a showerhead amo the shahada the month that is Al haram meaning the month that is sacred. Which months are sacred. Yes. Okay, one is more haram, how many months are sacred. Four months are sacred. All right. And these four months are which one's more haram Raja, and then you go back to the end of the year that are the ends of hijab. So basically, you start from Jakarta. They'll karda their hedger end of the year, and then the first month will help them and the second month or so these four months due at the end of the year, and due at the beginning of the year, these four months are sacred, meaning people are not allowed to fight at that time. No battles are

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allowed, no wars are permissible.

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So a Shaolin haram will be shut al haram. What does it mean by this Bichette and haram, meaning fighting in the sacred month is for aggression that is committed in the sacred man, meaning if the enemy attacks you, fight you in the sacred month, and you will also fight them at what time you will delay the war. No, if you're under attack, then you are going to fight back.

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So just as don't fight in the sacred place unless you are attacked. Likewise, don't fight in the sacred time unless you are attacked a shower haram be shedding haram.

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Why? Why is this? So why is this exception made? I mean, we're supposed to respect the Kaaba, the area around it, we're supposed to have respect for the certain times we cannot fight. But why fight in defense? What's the reason behind that? The reason is that wonderful Romans two principles. And Homer Matt is the plural of Homer from the root letters. How about me and Homer is that which is sacred, it refers to times or places that are sacred that have to be respected?

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So for example, the life of a person is it supposed to be respected? Yes. The property of another individual Is that supposed to be respected? Yes.

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likewise, the symbols, the Shah of Allah subhanaw taala, for example, the Kaaba, is that a sacred place? Does it have to be respected? Yes.

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So, if a place if a time, which has to be respected, if that is violated, if it sanctity is violated, then what are we going to do? Then there will be a sauce for it, there will be legal retribution for it. Remember, the word is loss. We learned that earlier as well. It is to take legal retribution to do exactly as what the criminal did.

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So they fight you in the sacred month, you have to take legal retribution in the exact same way. Why? Because of the sanctity of the sacred things is violated. You can't just stand there. No, you have to stop them.

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So this is why you will fight them. So a shout on haram will be shouted out on Well, hello, Matt Do good sauce for all the violations. The sauce has to be taken. And this is just like, if in the area of haram, if a criminal does something wrong, will he be punished in the huddle? Yes, so likewise, if people attack the Muslims in the sacred months, then they will be fought back in the sacred months. Because they did not have respect for the sacred months, their lives will not be saved will not be spared in the sacred months either.

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From an Erica Aleykum then whoever transgresses against you, Erica, that same route I ended well, so whoever transgresses against you further do or li then you assault him be Methley in the same manner that missile similar equal to in the exact same way that be middly mad that Erica or lako that he transgressed against you.

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In other words, whoever attacks you in these times, then you have to fight back in the exact same way. Not that you are attacking them much more forcefully, so that you are harming them, and you are completely obliterating them. No. If somebody attacks you, if somebody harms you, then you do the exact same thing to them.

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So in other words, you're not going to fight in offensive but rather only in defensive and how much are you going to fight back? Only as much as necessary? Be Miss Lee Martha aleykum. And this is also general that if ever a person is harmed by the other, then how much revenge should he take? How much revenge should he take? How much should he arm the other person with the exact same harm that was done to him?

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Many times it happens that you know for example, within siblings, one box the other and the other will poke him and pinch him and slap him. This is little. Okay, this is injustice. Whenever a person is taking revenge, it should be only as much as was done to him not more than that. Because if a person does more than he becomes a transgressor, he becomes the unjust and now he has to be punished.

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So whoever transgresses against you than assault him in the same manner, that he assaulted you in the same manner that he harmed you what the Kola and fear Allah Wirtanen will Anila him on with ducky. And you should know that indeed Allah is with those people who have done

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it. Notice that the fear of Allah is mentioned over here.

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Just as we discussed earlier, that people think that in love in war, everything is fair. Is it fair? No, you don't follow your desires, even in the most difficult even in the most emotional situations where you could be extremely angry, full of rage full of feelings of revenge, even at that time, you have to control yourself. And how do you control yourself with the fear of a loss?

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This is just like if your sibling pokes you, then you want to take revenge, then what will prevent you from doing injustice?

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The fear of Allah, the consciousness of Allah that Allah knows how much he harmed me. And Allah knows how much I am harming him in return.

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So what the Kola what animal and the llama and what the pain and sometimes it happens that you feel that if you only you know in fix them with the same as they inflicted on you, then you know, they'll think it's okay. We want to teach people a lesson. Don't you dare book me again. Right? Don't you dare hit me again. So we show to them that if you broke me once I will hit you and I will pinch you and I will do this and that to you because we want to teach them a lesson. But what does Allah say? You fear Allah and Allah has helped will be with you

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What a limo under Lahoma. And with the pain, Allah's help is with those who have Taqwa, not those who transgress not those who are unjust.

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People who are unjust, because of their injustice, they will be in darkness is on the Day of Judgment. Darkness is on the day of judgment. And in this world also, Allah does not let them be successful at all.

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You know, scholars have said that Allah will let a government a people thrive with disbelief, meaning even if a people are disbelievers, Allah will let them live. But if they commit injustice, if they commit injustice, that Allah will not let them survive, sooner or later, their time will come to an end.

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And we see this, that even amongst Muslims, there have been so many people throughout history, who, as long as they were fair, and just Allah subhanaw taala let them survive. But when they become tyrants, when they become unjust on their own people, then sooner or later their time comes to an end.

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So Allah's help is with who would those who have the fear of Allah?

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What are them will Anila marine looked up in

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that we learned earlier, that fighting should only be feasibly left for the sake of Allah, meaning if a person is attacked, because of his religion, but let's say a person is attacked for some other worthy reason, is he allowed to defend himself? Of course, he has to defend himself. And this is the reason why the law of the sauce is there. Right? We learned earlier about the law of the sauce, for example, if a person is killed, it's not necessary that he's killed because of his Islam. I mean, Muslims kill others as well. Isn't it so? So at that time, if an innocent person is harmed is not allowed to defend himself? Of course he will.

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But again, how much will he inflict on the other as much as was done on him? Okay, and this is, you know, from a very small level, all the way to a very big level.

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So small level, like the example I gave you within siblings, right, and then at a mass level at a huge level, a greater level with a nation's Alright, so we must remember this rule, what Alonzo and Alohomora looked again, if we want the help of Allah, then we have to have the fear of Allah. Because as long as a person is fearful of Allah, He is seeking help from Allah, Allah will assist him, Allah will take care of him. And when a person does not care about Allah, that Allah does not even care about him.

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What do we learn for Caroni? At God calm,

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we remember Allah and Allah will remember us. But if we ignore Allah, if we don't care about the rules that he is given to us, and Allah will also not help us then.

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And even things such as a test and exam that we're writing.

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You know, at that time, a person could think I don't know the answer to this question. Let me just look at what the other person is writing. He's ignoring Allah subhanaw taala. He doesn't have fear of Allah who Allah has helped me with him. No. But it's possible that at the same time, if he has the fear of Allah and he says, No, I'm not going to cheat right now. I'm not going to look at other people right now. I'm going to focus on my own test and I'm going to seek out from Allah, then it's quite possible that he remembers the answer. Doesn't it happen so many times, all of a sudden you feel you're completely blank and within moments, everything comes back to you.

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So this comes from whose isn't? Allah subhanaw taala. So what Allah and Allah Hama and McDuffie likewise, when it comes to family problems, people like to take things in their own hands, and they transgress against one another, they deprive each other of their rights. And they feel that if they don't show to the other than you know, the other will take advantage of them. But what should we remember that Allah is watching us, this is only a test if we have the fear of Allah, if we react in the proper way, then Allah will assist us. Remember that hadith in which a man came to the Prophet salallahu Salam, and he said, that I try to have good relations with my relatives, but they cut off

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with me. They don't establish any good relations with me I mean, as much good I do to them they're still back to me. It's the Prophet sallallahu sallam said to him that you keep doing your good and as long as you're doing that, it is as though you are putting ashes in their mouth meaning you have the upper hand over them, Allah's help is with you.

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So, in any situation, any situation whether it is at work or it is in family, any kind of conflict situation, any conflict situation. When a person has a fear of Allah, what does Allah say? That Allah is with him, Allah will not leave him. And a hadith tells us that mentor Well darling Allah will refer hola whoever Laura is himself for the sake of Allah, that Allah will raise him

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Allah will raise him. So you might feel that if you're not showing, if you're not really punishing the other, taking full revenge and doing more to the other, then you will lose. No, you will never lose out.

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Allah will raise you, Allah will give you victory.

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So we're ultimo and Allaha martyring would have been

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what unfillable and spent from the root letters, no one fell off in Phalke spend all Muslims in what feasable Allah in the way of Allah.

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What should you spend?

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What should you spend, by the way? What is feasable? Allah?

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What does it mean by in the way of Allah? We say this a lot, but we don't really know what it means. What does it mean by the way of Allah? Yes.

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Okay, so first of all, for the sake of Allah, because Seville is way. All right. So you're spending in a way that will take you to Allah, me that will take you to the pleasure of Allah and what is that way that it has to be done? Sincerely for him.

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So spending in the way of Allah first of all means that a person spends with the right intention to earn the pleasure of Allah. He's not spending to show off he's not spending so that other people can thank him. Other people can praise him. No, only for the sake of Allah. What else does it mean? In the way of Allah?

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Let me ask you a question. If I want to give something for the sake of Allah, then okay, I have the money. I want to do it only for the sake of Allah. What do I do with that money? Where should I spend it? Where should I put it? Who should I give it to?

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Hmm, who should I give it to?

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Those whom Allah has told us to give that money to, to give that wealth to.

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So who's included in that? Who's included in that? Okay, Moroccan? Yes.

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Okay, we have learned earlier about what Allah Allah who be the will Oba wali Uttama, one Messiah keen, webinars, Seville Wasa, Ilene will fill the cob, right. So, any way any cause, any person

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whom Allah has told to spend on is what in the way of Allah

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but there's one thing one thing especially and what is that for the sake of the deen because feasable Allah, okay. Is Sabine Allah is actually the religion of Allah.

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Because it is that way of life that takes you to the pleasure of Allah. It's that way of life that has been ordained by Allah subhanaw taala.

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So in fact, fie subete Allah is to spend according to the laws of the deen, okay, according to the instructions that we find in our religion, but it is also for the deen especially for the religion.

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Okay, so for example,

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what is included in this is that a person spends, why do apply the deen, for example, he's going for Hajj. Okay, this is visa vie the left.

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Likewise, he spends in order to promote the deen.

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So, for example, there are people who want to learn the deen. They want to learn the Quran, they want to learn the Sunnah. So to buy books for them, not necessarily because they're bored, they can't afford the books, but you buy the books anyway. Because, you know if they're going to read from those books, if they're going to study from those books, imagine everything they study everything they learn everything they implement and pass on, who gets the reward for that as well. You do too. Right? Likewise in the defense of the religion, and these verses in particular, what are they about? Fighting right defense. So, likewise, if there is a time when the religion has to be

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defended, and money is required, then you should spend in there.

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So for example, at the time of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, there were many battles, many battles, and at that time, Muslims whenever they went for any battle, whose money would they take, who would sponsor them pay themselves or they would sponsor one another, they would help out each other.

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The Welby companions, they would, you know, contribute a lot. Food money, animals that people could ride on them. Likewise, armor, weapons, all of that. They brought their own stuff they spent

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out of their own pockets.

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So, this is what in fact, visa vie the left.

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All right. So we can categorize in fact, visa vie the left into three things.

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First of all, in the application of religion.

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Secondly, in,

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in support of religion, in defense of religion, and thirdly, in the promotion of religion, do make other people aware of what the deen is to educate people about the deen.

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So Allah says, What unfuckable feasable? Allah,

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the money that you have, what do you spend that on?

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What do you spend that on? To fulfill your needs? Right? Okay, what else do you spend that money on? So for example, you're buying food, you're buying clothes with that, what else? Do you spend that money on? To protect yourself? How?

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Okay, for example, house people spend on their insurance, right? Likewise, their funds, right? So that they can get their retirement funds later. So I'm not talking about whether it's halal or haram, it's a different discussion, but I'm just saying that this is what people spend their money on right. So on their needs, on their protection, as well as as their advancement. Right. So for example, the person will spend money on taking a course on studying at university, getting another certification, why because they want to grow mentally, spiritually, however, physically, in different ways. So the fact is that when something is important to you,

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like yourself is important to you, what will you do, you will spend

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and you want to spend to fulfill your needs only to fulfill the needs of that thing only. No, you will also spend to make it grow, you will spend to protect it to preserve it.

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Likewise, when the religion of Allah becomes an important thing to a person, it becomes like a personal matter, that just as he's concerned about his own life, and his children's life, then he will be concerned about the Dean as well, then what will he do? He will not just think, Okay, how much donation can we give this month? Okay. $5 is enough. Yeah, I gave sadaqa. You know, two months back at that mercy that I want to put $10 in the box? Really? Is that what you do with yourself?

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You think that two months ago, you bought groceries and you don't need to buy anymore? Is that what you think? Never. Do you ever tell yourself that you bought yourself a winter jacket five years ago? And now you don't need any more jackets? No, even if you have three you will say yeah, I want another one.

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Do you ever tell yourself that? Yes, I studied in school, 12 years, 11 years? How many ever years you study in high school over here? And then I don't need to go to university. I've spent enough money. I've spent enough money on my books and my stationery, why bother to spend more on all the school fees and books and all of that? Do you ever do that? Know people willingly happily spend on themselves? Why? Because they care about themselves.

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They know that it's necessary to spend money on yourself. If you don't spend money, you won't grow you won't survive.

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Likewise, when it comes to the deen, if it's really important to us, then we won't say yeah, I gave that donation last year. Yes, I gave my zakat through a masjid. No. A person will think how else can I help? What else can I contribute? What else can I give? Where else can I give? He will be looking for opportunities.

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So Allah says what unfuckable feasable Allah spend in the way of Allah, if this religion is important to you, then be concerned about the welfare of religion, be concerned about the promotion about the preservation of religion and spend for that cause? And we think that spending for the sake of the religion is only helping a masjid. But is that all? Is that all? Helping the Masjid? Is that everything? No, we learn here telling other people about the deen and if you have to spend anything on there is also in fact visa vie the law.

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So for example, if you were taking this course you are studying and you come here every weekend, you drive and you spend money on the guests. Right? It gets expensive sometimes. Likewise, you're coming here and you have to buy books and you have to buy stationery you have to buy one book after the other it gets expensive. What should a person think I am spending in the way of Allah.

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I am spending in the way of Allah.

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When it comes to giving gifts to each other many times we think of only material

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The things we give the hijab we give to whatever we can find wherever we can think of, but if we give gifts which are such that you know they will actually educate a person about the religion a good book a good lecture CD, then this is also what in fact feasts a billionaire

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so unfuckable visa vie the last stand in the way of Allah

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wala to go and do not throw tolko is from the letter Islam of here lucky to meet and ill to throw selectel could do not throw be a be calm with your own hands. A these deplore enough yet don't throw with your own hands don't throw what don't throw yourselves into what Illa De Luca into destruction to destruction. Don't throw yourselves to destruction.

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How? How would a person throw himself into destruction by not spending in the way of Allah? What is a De Luca Tanaka is from New letters Harlem calf

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and Danica Haluk destruction.

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And remember that there are two types of destruction. One is physical history, and the other is intangible, Marawi.

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What is the physical what is a tangible destruction? So for example, a person throws himself into the fire. This is what? Killing oneself, destroying oneself physically. Likewise, a person jumps into water, and he knows he doesn't know how to swim, and he jumps into the deepest lake ever. And what is he doing? throwing himself into destruction? Right? Likewise, a person sleeps under a wall that is about to collapse, then what is he doing?

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What is he doing? He's throwing himself into destruction.

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The second type of distraction? Is Martin a week, it is intangible. What does it mean? That a person does something or does not do something that will be a cause of his ruin.

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So for instance, person has been studying for an entire year.

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And when the time comes to write the exam, he sleeps in.

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He doesn't show up for the exam.

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Is he destroying himself? Is he? Yes, he is. He's wasting his life.

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He's wasting all that money, all those hours that he spent in preparing in studying

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that is destroying oneself.

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Like, likewise, if a person does not find a job,

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okay, he does not find a job, then what's going to happen?

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What's going to happen? Can he grow financially? No, he cannot. How much can you live off of his parents? For how long? Is he going to grow financially? No. Will he be able to get married? You know, have a family soon? No. Will he be able to afford a house a car? No. Will he be able to travel around? No. Will he be able to socialize with other people? No, because if a person does not have money at all, he doesn't earn any money, then what is he doing? He is destroying himself.

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Right. And this is the reason why parents are so concerned about their children, go to school, study properly, so that you can be something so that you can work and you can make money and you can stand on your feet. You know, the other day somebody was telling me about this person who has been out of high school since over 10 years, perhaps now. And they don't have a job. They don't work. They don't work. What do they do? Nothing.

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Nothing at all. They don't have a car.

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They bike around everywhere. They cannot afford bus passes. So they just take their bike and they go wherever they have to.

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They don't have much of a social network.

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They don't really go to the massage that much because they cannot go

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What is this person doing?

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You know, really, if you think about it, when they die, what are they leaving behind on this earth?

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I heard in electric recently that this person was saying that I am leaving behind in this world just another grave.

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That's the only impact that I'm making to this world.

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So if a person does not do something with his life, something meaningful, something purposeful. Then what is he doing? He's wasting himself he's destroying himself. Each day is going by each month is over each year is over and what have you achieved nothing.

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What have you gained nothing. What do you want to do? Nothing

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So what is the person doing then he's wasting himself he's destroying himself.

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So Allah says lateral OB a decom. A lotta helewka Don't throw yourself into destruction.

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And over here in particular, what does this mean?

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This is intangible destruction. And this means that if you don't spend for the deen if you don't spend for the preservation for the promotion of the deen, if you don't spend for the application of the intern, what are you doing? You are destroying yourself.

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So for example, a person has money, they can go for Hajj, but to say no to expensive. They don't mind buying a ring for $5,000. But when it comes to buying a hedge package, oh my god too expensive.

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So what are they doing? They're throwing themselves into destruction.

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Because if a person can afford to do how much and he does not perform Hajj, then he can die as a Jew or a Christian doesn't matter. Allah doesn't care.

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That person's Islam is unacceptable.

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So what is he doing, he is throwing himself into destruction.

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Likewise, if a person does not care about the protection of religion, then what's going to happen? Eventually, he will be harmed as well. Eventually, people will also attack him.

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And this happens that people think that if they only have a Muslim name, if they only have a Muslim name, or Muslim family, they don't have to live like Muslims. They don't have to practice Islam and they can live our they wish to, everything will be fine, it won't be fine. When people turn against Muslims, they don't care whether someone wears hijab or they don't. They don't care whether someone has a beard or they don't have a beard.

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When people become biased against your faith, they don't care about your level of religiosity.

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So if you don't strive to protect the religion, then what are you doing, you're destroying yourself, sooner or later you will be in trouble.

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Likewise, if a person does not strive, he does not spend to promote the religion and ignorance, misconceptions about the religion are all over, then what's going to happen.

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He's throwing himself into destruction, because eventually sooner or later you will also suffer.

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So whenever to be a deacon electa Luca, think about it. If the Sahaba at the time of the Prophet salallahu Salam, if they did not spend whatever they had for the production of the deen, would we have Islam today? Would we have Islam today? We wouldn't perhaps.

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They spent whatever they had whatever they could afford.

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A companion worked all night. And all that he got at the end was a handful of dates. And he brought that for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala, for the religion, for the preservation for the protection of religion.

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So whatever you have, bring it, spend it because you have to protect this religion for your sake, for your sake.

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Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran, that what the whole fitna that led to sleep in the living of Allah woman compounds, fear the fitna the trial that will not just affect those who are doing injustice amongst you only know, even those people who are being very passive, they will be affected as well.

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So it's our obligation that we take our religion seriously. We protect it as we protect ourselves, we promote it as we promote ourselves.

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We want people to have the right understanding of religion, as we want people to have right thinking about us.

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If anybody has wrong thinking about us, if they are misinformed about us, what do we do? We go to great lengths to clarify that.

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And people have misconceptions about the religion and we can say, oh, doesn't matter, somebody else will do it. Who will clarify that if you don't stand up, somebody has to do it, right.

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So you have to stand up you have to spend so we're unphysical visa vilella. While our tool could be a decomp Illa Taluka. Don't throw yourselves into destruction.

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And this is a very serious matter if we don't spend in the way of Allah, that we are harming ourselves.

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And remember, that spending does not just mean giving money.

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Spending means giving of yourself as well, giving of your time, your abilities, your talents as well.

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Many times it happens that people become selfish, or they're only concerned about themselves. And they think that if they're taking time out to learn the religion or to help other people understand their religion, then you know, they're doing that extra step and it's not that necessary. What does this teach us? Is it necessary to take that extra step

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to teach other people about the religion? It is

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because the

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because you know how to pray, you know how to recite the Quran, okay? And you're living in your family, and your children are growing up.

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If you don't volunteer, to teach other people, the Quran, if you don't do it,

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then what's going to happen?

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Other people are not going to learn, right? And when other people are not going to learn them, tell me who is going to teach your children if you die?

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Who is going to teach your children if you die?

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If you don't spread the knowledge that you have, then who's gonna care about your children?

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Don't we know about so many people who have reached adulthood, but they still don't know how to read Quran fluently, they still have no idea about what they're saying in their prayers. They have no idea about the simple, simple matters of religion, they don't know why. Because we complain there are no teachers, there is no one to teach the religion you know why? Because those who know are only concerned about themselves.

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They think me first my job first, my family first, okay after one comes to right. So after your family, there has to be somebody else that you should be looking out for, you should be caring about.

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So, we must make this very clear to ourselves, that if we want to be safe in this dunya and in the alcohol, then we have to take our religion very, very seriously. It has to become a personal affair,

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a personal matter, something that we cannot separate from our lives, but it has to be a part of our lives.

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And only if we live like that, then this religion thrive.

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And this religion will survive anyway. Allah does not need us. But if we make this religion a part of our daily lives, then only can we survive. Then only can this Deen pass on to our children to our succeeding generations.

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So we're unfair officer Biller, Willa tolko B ID Camila Taluka what I see no and do our son

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because sometimes we think that if we're spending our time our money, you know, we're volunteering or whatever to teach the religion to help the cause of the religion to help and Islamic organization. You know, this is too much. What does Allah say, Okay, do too much. Do

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what I say no. You're talking about Exxon towards your children, towards your relatives, your son, the Dean also deserves some ERISA will actually know

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in Allah your herbal mercy and indeed Allah loves those people who do understand we're sitting as a Florida, more sin and you're Hibou from home. However, Allah loves those people who do your son.

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And if this was the only benefit of doing your son that Allah loves such people, then it will be justified to do so.

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It would be good enough reason to do so that Allah loves those people who do your son in Allah your hibel Mursaleen.

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We listened to the recitation and then a few more things.

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As Jehol ha movies just listen

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to all

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what devil long, how

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people see Sebelius he wants to be a vehicle. Look at you see no

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longer you'll

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see me.

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Many times I think that if we make money ourselves, if we have a job and we're earning, then we should spend in the way of Allah. But we learned that spending is not just with money. Supporting the deen is not just with the money that you can give. But it can be in any way that you can help the cause.

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There was a woman at the time of the Prophet salallahu Salam who used to clean the Masjid.

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She used to just come and clean the Masjid. She wasn't hired.

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She wasn't getting paid for that.

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Nor was she getting any community service hours in return. No, nothing in return.

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She was doing it. Why? Because she loved the Masjid.

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Why did she love the Masjid? Because she loved the deen of Allah subhanaw taala.

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And when a person loves the religion of Allah, then he loves everything that is associated to it. That he doesn't mind

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giving of himself.

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So we also need to think that how can we contribute? How can we help out for the cause of Islam?

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For the religion of Islam, whatever that we can do,

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and each person has been given different talents, different abilities, one person could have money, okay, he should use that another person could have been given, you know, smart brains. So he should learn the deen, he should specialize in the religion so that he can pass on that religion to others.

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Another person may have a lot of free time. So come and help other people out. Another person could be physically able, physically very energetic, so help other people with that energy that Allah has given you.

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But do something. Because if we don't help the deen of Allah, then we are throwing ourselves into destruction.

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We are offering ourselves for the punishment of Allah subhanaw taala. That's what we are doing.

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Now many times that happens that we go to for example, in Masjid, okay. And in that masjid, you know, there's air conditioning, and there's clean carpets and everything.

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You think all of that is happening for free. It just the money is falling from the sky. The donation boxes are full of money, they erupting with money, every time they need the money, just open the donation box and they find money there is that what happens?

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Whenever a place is run, whenever an organization is run,

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whenever even a small place, even a small group of people are coming together to do something. Tell me do you need money for that?

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Yes, you do. You do? And is money everything? No. You also need people you need other resources as well. So we all need to open up our eyes and start looking at such places at such events at such groups so that we can put our shear into it.

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We can put our shear into it.

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You know the other day, I had my daughter's ears pierced. And my mother in law when she saw she was so happy immediately she went and she got money and gave it to her. I mean, she's like it's for her.

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It's for her. And I was thinking why did she give money to her? Because she wanted to be a part of that event. I mean, it's not that big of a deal. But she loves her granddaughter so much that she wanted to be a part of that thing.

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Right? So when you love something, you look for opportunities. You don't say, okay, yeah, they spent money out of their own pockets and they should have, you know, they're the parents anyway. They're the ones who started this so they should spend it. No problem.

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Why did she spend because she loves her granddaughter. Likewise, we think oh masjid, it's not our Masjid. This Masjid is for Arabs as much as Pakistanis as much as the Somalis. You know, they're the ones who started it so they should take care of it. Yeah, I went once and that's, that's it. No.

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If you love the religion of Allah, you will love every single masjid, you will love every single organization you will not pick and choose, I give donation here and not here.

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I volunteer here and not here.

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Then you will look for opportunities.

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And if a person doesn't, then he is

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throwing himself into destruction.

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So lateral go be a de Camila Luca Seino in Allah your head with mercy. And I want all of you to stand up and I want you to share with the person standing next to you as to what you will do to spend in the way of Allah. And it has to be something that is practical. Not that next time I go to a masjid I will put money in the donation box. No, something practical, realistic. She said she was going to buy some Dora books and give them out to her friends. Excellent idea. What else can we do?

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Okay, you want to distribute the translation of the Quran to her neighbors? Good.

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So there's a shelf that she found in the masjid, which thinks is very messy. So she says she's going to clean it up inshAllah altchek Tomorrow

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in sha Allah.

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So there's a Dawa booth somewhere and she's going to volunteer over there every Saturday.

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So if you know about somebody who has been asking you questions about Islam, and you know that they have some kind of misconceptions maybe or misunderstanding, then it is your obligation that you clarify to them. So she said that she shared an article with someone and that really helped her to her thinking.

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So inshallah she's going to help in this, our organization in sending emails. That's a very good thing to do. We think only spending money but the actual work, people are missing. People are not there to do that. What are you going to do?

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What kind of help like over here when they have teachers?

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teaching the kids? Okay? So help teach the kids

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okay, help out in any way that you can I want real practical stuff, that stuff that you can think, Okay, I'm gonna do this and you can go and do it. Yes.

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So at a masjid Iftar, but outside of Ramadan as well.

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So for example, if we come 10 minutes early, then we can help set up this classroom. And if let's say we don't show up, then you know what's going to happen eventually nobody's going to show up and set up the classroom and dislike we don't have desks right now. chairs right now, perhaps we won't have benches.

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Because if there's nobody to do it, eventually, you won't have anything right?

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So if you want to help yourself, then you have to help others you have to help the deen of Allah. Whenever you're helping the Name of Allah, remember, you're actually helping yourself.

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We think somebody else will do it. But who is that somebody else? Who is that he or she? It has to be you and I because if we don't fill that gap will will.

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Allah subhanaw taala send angels at the time of burden or her than every time the Prophet sallallahu sallam was in a battle. But it's because they did their best. And we think our angels will ascend and we just sit on our hands and sip on RT.

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So there are many people who will read the Quran, but they don't know what it means. So helping them understand by providing them translation books or lecture CDs, or the seer books or whatever it is helping them out in that way.

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You know, in the month of Ramadan, they have these

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Iftar is at the masjid. How many people attend those?

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How many people have actually been to one at least in their entire lives? Okay, everybody has right?

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So anybody had like, a wedding in their family? Or, you know, a big party for which they had to rent out a facility and pay for food per plate?

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Anybody? How much did you pay? For one plate?

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$25. What else? Any other person paid?

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Anybody has an idea of how much they paid per person.

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Anything else? Any other? Yes.

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$65. Okay. Imagine if you have 200 people showing up at your wedding.

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And you're paying let's say $20 A plate? Still is that a lot of money?

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Is that it's quite a lot.

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You know how many people show up at an authority Masjid? Typically

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100 No way, more than 100 300 400 Sometimes more, sometimes less. Now, just imagine each person is having food and that food is not, you know, plain pasta with some pasta sauce on it. But it's real food.

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Where do you think that money is coming from?

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Where? Where do you think it's coming from somebody's pockets, right? And imagine whoever spending that money? Are they getting $1? For every person who's eating? Yes.

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So what should we do then

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we should also put our share into these things. I'm not saying sponsor and entire if

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so that you have to spend $2,000, which you don't even have, but I'm saying that spend whatever you can even a little bit

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I know this lady who whenever she goes to any masjid, you know what she does before leaving, she puts other kinds of mud. She said I used this Masjid. I use this facility. I went to their washroom use their slippers, use their water. And I went to the masjid and prayed over there. So I use that facility.

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So I have to pay the masjid back in some way or the other set so that this head this good can continue.

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So whenever we go to any Islamic center, any Islamic organization, we benefit from there even a little bit, then we shouldn't just be concerned about paying our fees or anything like that, but also helping out in other ways. And again, not just money, but people

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you know, sometimes I I come and I see shoes all over the floor.

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And it happens with children, they become lazy. They don't want to put them up on the shelves, and there's plenty of room on the shelves. But they don't want to do that they leave everything on the floor and once the front is blocked, then everybody starts putting their shoes behind that.

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And if we have the time we have the energy we can simply pick those shoes up and put them on the shoe racks. Right. But we don't think to do that.

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that we think somebody else will or we think it's not important. Honestly, would you like such a mess in your own house? Would you never

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if you go to your washroom their guests over and the washroom is dirty, somebody spilled water on the floor, what are you going to do you and walk out?

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If you do that, it's an insult to you. Right? So why is it that when we go to a masjid, and we see the washrooms dirty, we're like, okay, yeah, there's paper who cares? So filthy this management, man, they don't know anything.

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Do something yourself.

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Do something yourself.

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It's about time that we take our religion seriously. We take this as a personal matter.

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This Masjid is mine. This Islamic center is mine. I benefit from it. I use it. I have to take care of it in whatever way that I can.

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Yes, but I'm not saying that at the masjid cost that much but close to that around that. Okay, let's continue.

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