Taimiyyah Zubair – Taleem al Quran 2012 – P30 304C Tafsir Al-Fajr 15-21

Taimiyyah Zubair
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the importance of time and how it affects man's life. They stress the need for urgency and community in preserving human rights, as it is a major part of one's life. They also emphasize the importance of sharing birthday with others and not respecting privacy. The need for everyone to participate in events and not feel satisfied is also emphasized.
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So in the first part of soldier budget, we see that Allah subhanaw taala takes an oath by multiple things amongst them, the time of budget, and then the 10 Nights, then the odd the even, and then the night when it departs. And remember that when Allah subhanaw taala takes an oath by something, it is for multiple reasons. One is to draw our attention towards that object towards that thing by which Allah subhanaw taala is taking an oath to show us its importance. And here we see the importance of these times the importance of life. And then another reason is that the things that Allah subhanaw taala takes an oath by they are presented as a proof for what is to be mentioned later, they are

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presented as an evidence for what is being established in the conclusion of the oath. So over here, we see that Allah subhanaw taala reminds us of the importance of time the importance of the blessings that He has given us, especially the words will lately either yesterday, the night as it departs, the last night of the month, the last night of the year, the date changes, the year changes. And then we see the example of the people of the past is given that how Allah subhanaw taala blessed them with so many things. Time, life, strength, physical might, money, but what did these people do? Did they use them in the right way? No, they increased in facade, they the Lowville

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beloved, they exceeded the bounds that Allah subhanaw taala had said, they committed so much oppression. But what happened at the end, for sub bar lay him or Booker Silva or them, the punishment of your Lord came upon them with full force. Because remember, the word Sabha is to pour water, you see, one is that you're pouring very gently, alright, from a pitcher into a cup very gently. But the other is that you just take a bucket full and you turn it over, is there a difference? If you turn it over? What's going to happen? The water is not just going to fall, it's going to fall with full force, full force, and then we see sometimes water as it's falling down with

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pressure. It even hurts, doesn't it? So for somebody who MacBook has sold or them and the word sold, I mentioned to you earlier that this is used for a whip or a flog with multiple knots in it. And then from this the word sold is also used for something which is a mixture of blend of many things. So CELTA are that meaning not just one punishment, befell these people but multiple punishment scoured of punishment, horrible punishment, one after the other. Why in Iraq, baccala. Bill middle assault, because you see, what happens is that when you see evil in the world, you wonder what's going on? How can people who were doing wrong, you know, they have their freedom? What's going on?

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Is it that Allah subhanaw taala is ignoring their wrongdoing? No, he's giving them time. And there is a limit for everything. Like in Hadees, we learned that Allah subhanaw taala gives time to the wrongdoer. Until when he seizes him finally, and he doesn't let go of him. So what happened with fit up to a certain limit? Yes, fit our own committed a lot of facade. Odd, some old but then what happened? Time over. And in this is a reminder for all of us, every single one of us has a limited amount of time in this world. Every night comes it departs our life began and it's going to be over

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what is being examined is what we do in this life for Amal Insano but what is the nature of man in general that for Anil in sand and as for the human being, either Alma whenever man when if the law who he tests him who tests him or boo his Lord, meaning whenever his Lord deaths him, whenever Allah tests men for a chroma who, and then in that test in that trial, a chroma who he honors him. How was men honored? What is it that brings honor to men in general? Typically, honor is associated with what? Health strength, wealth, honor status, isn't it? So for our Chroma who and if you think about it, the fact that we have been created as a human being isn't that in itself and honor

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the fact that we have been created with sound bodies, and even if there is some kind of deficiency somewhere, still, we are able to function we're able to walk where it

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able to talk we're able to do so many things. The fact that Allah subhanaw taala has bestowed us with intellect with the ability to speak with the ability to express, to learn to grow, isn't that honor in itself? So for a Croma, who, when Amma who, and then Allah also nama who What does not mean to give Nirma he gives them blessings. So what is the response of this person? Typically, what is the response of people, when they get the blessings of this world, fail Kulu so, he says, Rob, be my Lord across money, he has honored me, meaning then man is very happy. He says, My Lord has honored me. He gave me well he gave me power he gave me this he gave me that he's very happy. But notice

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over here, that Allah subhanaw taala says either mother Tala hula boo boo,

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that wealth, blessings of this life, what are they?

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What are they? They are a test. Allah tests man and in that test, he gives him wealth and honor.

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So man's responses My Lord has honored me, meaning he does not think of blessings as a test.

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This is man's fault. That when he is bestowed with blessings, he does not consider them a test. Sulaiman Alehissalaam. Allah subhanaw taala gave him amazing, unique blessings. All of them was that he had control over the jinn even. And at one point when he wanted the throne of the Queen to be brought there a fleet of the jinn. He said, I will bring it in such and such time, isn't it? But then what happened? The one who had knowledge in it, he said that it was Gibreel or it was Solomon early Salam, Allahu Arlin. Some say that it was Gibreel. And there's other opinions also, that he said I will bring it even faster than that. So So a man or a son and response at that time was what

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had them in fugly rugby, Leah balloony ash Kuru, UK for pseudonym Leia 14, even when the ants were there, and he heard them so many times when he saw Allah's favor on him. What was the response of Saudi man or the center? This is Allah's blessing on me, he is testing me whether I am grateful or I am ungrateful.

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Generally, we view difficulties as a test.

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We don't view blessings as a test. Whereas Allah subhanaw taala told us in the Quran that He tests us with good and with difficulty when a blue come with two things show and hide evil and with good isn't it? Well below now whom Bill has an earthy? What's the earth? What happened with the gin? In Serato? Gin at the end of the surah what did we learn that will allow us the camo let us pay now who man and leather car, Lena fina, whom fee. One of the meetings is that if the people remain steadfast, then what would happen? We would send down on them Matt and Ladakh are abundant water and water symbolizes blessings. But then those blessings will be what? Lena fina home fee in order that

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We may test them. Blessings are a test. But what is mentioned over here that typically man does not see blessings as a test. He forgets to be grateful. He forgets to be cautious. He takes it easy. he relaxes over there he thinks Oh ALLAH is very happy with me. So it's okay if I don't pay my son. It's okay if I delay my salah everything's good. It's okay if I yell at this person and that person once or twice here and there no big deal. Because Allah must be very happy with me. I have everything I need.

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What Amma and ask for either Mbit Allah who when his Lord tests him with a different kind of test. Same, it's still a test, but its nature is different. How is it different? That fatahna or lay here is a guy who he limits on him His provision constricts the provision for him, gives it to him in a limited quantity, meaning that he tests him with poverty, fail Kulu so man says, Rob be a hand and he says, My Lord has humiliated me. Allahu Akbar.

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If you think about it, if Allah subhanaw taala gave something or he took

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Get away. In both cases, who does everything belong to? Allah subhanaw taala, isn't it. So if he took it away, it belongs to him, he has the right to take it back. If he gives it, it still belongs to him.

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So we think that blessings are associated with what honor and humiliation. If a person has been given blessings, he has been honored. And if he has been deprived of certain blessings, worldly blessings, he has been humiliated. Whereas worldly blessings have nothing to do with your visa and villa.

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They have nothing to do with honor and humiliation.

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We think that what we have been given is our right we deserve it, we should have it. And so if it is taken away from us, we feel we have been humiliated. When do you feel humiliated?

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when you feel that what you deserve, has not been given to you,

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isn't it?

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For example, if you're outside somewhere, and you see a random person go by, they look at you and they go away?

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Do you get offended over there? Or this person didn't greet me? Do you get offended? No. Because you don't expect that person to greet you because they don't know you their total stranger.

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Right? You're not expecting them to treat you in a special way because they don't know you. However, if you go to your friend's house, right, and they you meet certain other friends and they don't greet you over there. They don't talk to you. Do you say over there, this person didn't treat me well? Do you get offended over there? Yes, you do. Why? Because you were expecting good treatment over there.

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So we feel humiliated, when we feel that we have not been given what we deserve.

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Correct. But what we learned from this idea is that we don't deserve worldly blessings in the first place. Because they belong to who?

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Who do they belong to? Allah. It's up to him. He can give it he can take it away. He can deprive a person. This has nothing to do with honor and disgrace because we cannot say I deserve this. I deserve this money. I deserve good health. I deserve this kind of power. No, who said that? We deserve it. Were we born with these rights? No.

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What unmad either ama but Allah Who for coder or lay here is CO who for your kulula be a Hannon. Remember it is our response in these situations that is being examined

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by a coal fire coal, it's what man says that's mentioned over here. So we have to watch what we say. We have to be careful about what we say in times of ease. And in times of difficulty. In sort of Zoomer if 49. It has mentioned for either muscle inside of Dovan the ANA sama either Hawala, who near Mata Mina, Paula in nama will de to who Allah.

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He shows off over there. He does not acknowledge Allah's favor. This is man's fault. real honor.

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Real honor is with what is it with money?

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What does Allah subhanaw taala tell us in the Quran?

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Think of an idea. That tells us who is truly honorable? Yes.

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Okay, so what's the I

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in a chronicle? In the lahi at harcombe? The most honorable of you near Allah is the one who fears Allah the most honor for the human being is with what? With Dakhla it is not with worldly things. Because worldly things no matter how much a person accumulates, they're gonna finish,

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isn't it? They're gonna finish.

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Instead of the one I have 15 Allah says in Nama and we're looking what Allah dokkan fitna, your wealth and children are a trial. Well Allah who are in the who are doing our lien and the reward that Allah has in the hereafter reserved for his truly honorable servants. That is great. Can Billa to Cremona Leah team Calla, no. negation is being done of what of people's misconceptions

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that you think honor is with wealth? No, it is not by wealth, it is by your actions. So take a look at your actions. Are you really doing honorable things? Bell law to Cremona, Lea team. You do not even honor the orphan

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When you get money, when you get worldly blessings, you go so low, you think you have become honorable. But in reality you go so low. How that look at your actions. You don't even honor the orphan.

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Again, link it back with the previous verses. You think honor is with Nirma

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what do we learn in the Quran honor is not with worldly blessings it is with Dakhla with righteous actions. So here bell lataguri Moon Elia team, meaning when you have money, you don't even honor the orphan, look at your actions. What kind of actions are you doing?

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And this is a crime to not honor the one who is weak, because the orphan what does he symbolize?

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What does he symbolize? The weak,

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the lonely, the friendless, those who do not have any support? The needy, generally what happens? We respect people who have money.

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We respect people who are from a good family.

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Here, Allah says lead to criminal Yeah, team, your team is someone who may not have any money and who may not have a family.

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Because your team basically is someone whose father has died. Right, a child whose father has died. So learn to criminally a team, you want to be treated with respect, yet you do not have respect for others?

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What does it mean by not honoring the orphan?

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How do you honor an orphan?

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By giving them your old clothes

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by giving them $1 A day and feeling like you're doing them such a huge favor?

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How is it that you respect an orphan because this has been criticized you don't respect an orphan?

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How do you respect someone?

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Yes, you treat them the way you want to be treated.

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You treat them with respect and dignity. What does that mean?

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That like for them what you like for yourself.

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Advocate for them as you would advocate for yourself, defend them as you would defend yourself.

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spend on them and worry about the rights as you would spend on yourself and worry about your rights led to Cremona Leah team.

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Basically, not honoring the orphan means that you just leave him in his state that you don't care about him. You don't support him you don't defend him you don't sympathize with him. Lato Cremona Leah team while at the hug Luna and you do not encourage Allah Tamil miskeen you do not encourage one another to feed the for the how Luna from how a lot a lot how La

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Habra is to exhort to encourage someone motivate them to do something that lead is to ask with urgency

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to ask without urgency that you're not just encouraging them to do something. But you're also showing that it's urgently required, it must be done right away, it cannot be ignored. So let the how doona I love time and Miskin. You don't encourage one another to feed the poor, this is another crime that you do not advocate for the needy. Why would a person not advocate for the needy? Because then he is afraid

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that if I am telling others to give than I have to give also. Or if I am telling people to give them what will they give me?

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You understand that if for example, you see that? Your mom has like, you know, she has like three new bags, for example. She bought one her sister gave her one and a friend gave her one. Right? And she's thinking maybe I should give one of them away.

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So there you can either encourage her to give it to someone in need. Or you can just remain silent over there and not encourage her so that maybe she will give it to you.

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You understand? Let the how Lunala time and miskeen Why would a person not advocate for the needy, especially feeding the needy? Because then he's afraid that he will be deprived? He will not get it or that he will have to give from his own wealth also extreme selfishness

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extreme selfishness. You see in these verses what do we learn the importance of

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Not just caring about the needy,

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but also advocating for the needy.

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For those in need,

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that you don't just go and help someone in need, but you create awareness in your social circles, about those who are in need. Because you as an individual, yes, you can contribute, you can create some change, but when you will encourage others also make them aware, then the result will be much greater, isn't it? Now, in these murky sorrows, you see, in the 30 years, we have these mucky sodas and these sorrows were revealed early during the time when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was receiving revelation. So these are the earliest teachings, earliest teachings. We think our deen is only about rituals. Yes, rituals are a major part of our deen. But social justice is also a major

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part, advocating for the needy, whoever those needy may be the hungry, the orphans, any people who are deprived in the society, advocating for them also, civil rights, this is also an important part of our deen. Because if Allah has given us to eat, we should think about feeding others also, if he has given us peace and security, we should be concerned about peace and security for others also,

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you understand? When any group of people is oppressed, and you ignore that oppression, remember, sooner or later, it's going to affect you also.

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So when you defend the needy, the orphans, the poor, you are helping who? Not just them, but also yourself.

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Because today, if you're allowing oppression to take place in front of you, and you don't do anything about it tomorrow, the same thing could be done to you.

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And isn't that what happens? I mean, if you look at history, the most terrible things that have happened in human history, just reflect on them. How did they start? How was it that entire nations were persecuted? people were killed, tortured, abused in so many different ways? How was that made? Okay? How, why? Because people did not feel the pinch inside. They did not care about one needy person, another needy person, so much so that hundreds were in need and nobody cared about them. And very soon, even they were affected by that oppression. So I'm welcome. It will set the scene if your kids are not eating properly, or you're not having appetite, to feed the kids of others allow you to

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do so whatever you're doing for the other. So that was wonderful, I will point you, someone else to help you or take care of you. Because whatever you do for other it's not you doing that, because Allah subhanaw taala the person who make dua for Allah subhanaw taala and the last one until assign you as a means to help the other person. So you have to be grateful Allah subhanaw taala gave you this opportunity to helping someone because this opportunity to helping someone it's not how anyone can do it. Sometimes we might we say well, I pay charity, money, I'll give them to someone, but they still feel which is a loss, one turning able to give charity or helping someone. It's just

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Butterfield of Allah.

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Now remember the context of the solar murky solar lad the health donor, the address is primarily to who wished he came. Right wished he came. So if the Muslims even were to encourage one another, their people amongst them were who Muslims and non Muslims. Because sometimes what happens is at our workplace, or at school, there's some organization that's coming together, you know, holding a certain event for, you know, public awareness regarding a certain type of oppression, whether it is oppression against women, or oppression against a certain group of people there we say, Oh, but I can't do anything here because they're non Muslim.

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If there is a workshop on salah, I will be there. But if there is an event related to, for example, abuse against women, then I'm not going to participate over there.

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No, we have to. We have to, while at the house do not allow time and miskeen This is a crime that someone is being oppressed. Someone is being deprived of basic human rights, and you're not encouraging others to support them. What that coluna durata UCLA lemma what that coluna and you eat a Terrassa the inheritance meaning you consume inheritance, whose inheritance your share, know the share of others.

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How do you eat it? A clan

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Eating it llama altogether. Llama lamb man, this is a noun. Don't confuse this with the word llama. When, okay, this is lamb men from the root letters lamb me mean lamb is to gather and assemble something, right? Basically it means jumper. So all of it in its entirety. Without coluna Terrassa ukla Lama, you consume inheritance, devouring it all together, meaning when someone dies, leaving behind their property, you want all of it, you don't want your 1/3 Share or one eight share. You want all of it, so you will deprive the other heirs. And if you think about it, I mean, yes, this is something very common, something that was very common amongst the Arabs at the time of the Prophet

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sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, they will take the inheritance shares of orphan children, women, the weak, the oppressed, but if you think about it, in general, people are very greedy for taking their share of inheritance. And also, the shares of others. Brothers will deprive sisters, isn't it? I mean, you'd think that maybe this used to happen 100 years ago, this happens today in the 21st century. Today.

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In Western countries also, this is not something

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that only happens in Eastern countries. It happens here also, what that coluna Toora UCLA Lama, you see a very selfish attitude is described over here very selfish, that you don't honor the orphan you want to be honored. You don't worry about feeding the needy, the hungry, you're only concerned about yourself. And then you take all inheritance, you deprive others what to hipbone and mela Hogben Gemma, and you love wealth, how much Hogben with a love that is Jumma immense Jean meme me all absorbing basically Jhum is Cathy's amount of something, when a great amount of something is gathered in one place. So for example, it is a gentleman bid. Bid is well, so janma meaning it's

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filled with water

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So what do he Boonen mela huben jam man, this is the problem. This is the reason why you are happy when you have money and you are unhappy when you don't have it. This is the reason why you are stingy when you have a little bit of it.

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And you become so greedy that you want to take what belongs to others also

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what to hipbone al Maleh Hogben janma into the idea that we're in a hula hoop Bill Heidi Lesha deed

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and you see her been Gemma, what does it signify that no matter how much money you have, you're not satisfied with it. You just want more and more.

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So you're always concerned about increasing it growing it thinking where can I get more from?

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What do he Boonen mela huben Gemma you are terribly in love with wealth with money

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and if you think about it, love of money is a big trial

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to source of destruction also can either do cattle or do the conduct all of these things that you love and you fight over? You get so selfish about you deprive others how long will you enjoy them for either do cattle or do calla these things won't benefit you? Because either when do cattle or do the Earth has been leveled?

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How that can Dukkha bounded and crushed completely turned into sand. Duck Duck, you see that calf calf duck is to crush something, beat it beat it Crush It, found it found it repeatedly until it is crushed to sand.

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When something is broken and press down, flattened

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duck that can duck not a building. Nothing Not a mountain will remain on this earth. Either duck cattle or Buddha can Dhaka

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and then men will wonder. This is the wealth that I ran after. This is the wealth because of which I oppressed others. This is the wealth because of which I became unhappy with Allah.

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This is the money because of which I broke the law. I took her on I broke my friendships I broke

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My relationships this money, what is its worth? On the Day of Judgment? Nothing into it, how could I have 14? were humiliated or do well gee bear loofa Dukkha the cotton Wahida in one that what will happen? The Earth, the mountains, everything flattened, crushed. Where's that wealth going to go? You know, anytime you're tempted to keep something, you have an opportunity to spend on somebody.

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But they're your hips, your natural greed.

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It wakes up and it tells your don't keep just enjoy. It's okay. It's not the Catherine you give Zakah

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remind yourself this is going to finish.

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It's going to finish.

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It's not worth it, that I should

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deprive the needy just so that I can enjoy it. It's not worth it that I should break the law. Take haram disobey Allah, just to obtain this money.

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You know, in the news, I'm sure you also came across it. In Canada, near Calgary, a man built a house himself. Right. And he basically broke the law. And he was given a notice many times to not construct it the way he was constructing it.

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He didn't have the permit. And he was given a warning many times. But he did not comply. So you know what happened?

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They broke down his house

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broken down completely. Because he had built it. Yes, he built it himself. Every part of that house he had built it himself. But without any permits. illegally. He had built it

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was broken down.

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And yes, it's a tragedy. But think about it. No matter what we have in this world, eventually, it's going to be broken down. So is it these things that matter? Or our actions that matter? What is it that matters? It's our actions. It's what we say it's the choices that we make. It's the things that we do

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