The Best Deeds in the Best Days – #07 of a Dhul Hijjah Series

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Alhamdulillah in these best days, we are talking about the best deeds. And we have been talking about the best worship we learned about how the best act of worship is Salah. We also learned about the best kind of fasting the best kind of Zakat Hajj, and today in sha Allah, we're going to talk about the best sadaqa the best kind of charity. And this is a topic that is not just relevant to those people who Allah subhanaw taala has blessed with a lot of wealth. Rather, this is a topic that is relevant to every single Muslim. Why? Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said there's a hadith in Sahih behati, that Allah Cooley Muslim in southern Africa that every Muslim has

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to give sadaqa every single Muslim has to give charity. So it doesn't matter whether a person is man or woman, young or old. They have a consistent source of income or they don't. They are privileged with a lot of wealth or they're struggling financially, any It doesn't matter what our social status is, what our you know, our financial status is what we own, what we don't own, whether we are renting the house or we own the house that we live in, all of that is irrelevant. What is relevant is that you are a Muslim, you believe in Allah, you believe in the hereafter. And so what is necessary is that you give sadaqa every Muslim must give sadaqa so the people asked the Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that what if someone has nothing to give any What if literally, someone has nothing at all, no property at all from which they can give sadaqa What will he do? So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that he should work with his hands and benefit himself, and also given charity from what he earns, meaning he should not just sit like that and remain like that, waiting for others to give him something. Rather, he should make use of his hands that Allah subhanaw taala has given him and he should work, he should earn an income even if it may be very little, but he should earn something and benefit himself with that. And then from what he has

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earned, he has, he should also given charity. So then the people asked that What if he is not able to do that? Because you know, what if there is a person who has a disability because of which they're not able to work, then what then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that he should help those in need, who appeal for help. Meaning, you know, if if he find someone who is in need, he should help them. And the only way of helping someone is not just with your money, not just with you know with your work, but also with your words. You can listen to someone, you can give them good advice. You can give them hope. You can uplift them, you can say a positive word to them. So the

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that he should help those in need. And then the people asked what if he is not able to do that either. And really, there are people who don't find such opportunity. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said

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Then he should perform good deeds and keep away from evil. And this will be regarded as charity for him for him, meaning he should do what is good, and he should keep people safe from his harm, meaning he should not cause any trouble to people. Because sometimes it happens that you know, a person is bedridden, for instance, they're too weak, too old, to even carry a good conversation. So in that situation, a person should guard themselves and not cause any harm to others. And when they will do that, then this will be charity for them. So we see that the spirit of charity is what it is not that you give a whole lot of money, you know, the spirit of charity is in being of benefit to

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others. That is the main focus of sadaqa. And we see that, that all of the teachings of Islam, they guide us to become people who are of benefit to others, not people who are selfish, not people who are only thinking about how they can take benefit from others, but rather people who are bringing benefit to others in any way possible. It could be in the way of giving money, it could be in the way of giving a helping hand, it could be in the way of you know giving a positive word, you know, a positive comment, any anything that you give, to help someone to benefit someone to uplift them, this is regarded as charity. And so each and every one of us should think about how we can increase

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in giving sadaqa on a regular basis, but especially in these days, when good deeds performed our most beloved to Allah and also highly rewardable. So, the first Hadees that insha Allah will be looking at, in regards to today's topic is that giving in the way of Allah is the best charity. This her these. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the most virtuous of charitable spending is the shade of a tent given in the cause of Allah, or giving his servant in the cause of Allah, or a riding camel in the cause of Allah. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave different examples of of mono solder part, the best of all Southern part, meaning those charities

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that are most virtuous that bring the most reward, the most benefit. And if you think about it, in all of these three examples, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave, we see that what is common is that it is given FISA below Allah, it is given in the cause of Allah, it is given for the for the benefit of the religion of Allah. And this could be in the form of supporting those people who are, you know, striving in it for the sake of the religion of Allah. This could be in the form of, you know, spending on a Masjid, anything that is related to the deen anything that is related to promoting, strengthening,

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you know, the work of Islam or the work of those people who are well who are serving the religion of Islam. Allah subhanaw taala tells us in sudo Baqarah that mahalo larina une fille Kona Amala Humphrey, Sabina Allah, Camus QMF le Hubba that the example of those people who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like that of a grain. Um, but that sobre said, sobrasada biela feed coonley some bullet he may have to harbor

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and this grain grows seven years and each year contains 100 greens. Willa who you bury fully Manya sha Allah who is here on our lien, and Allah multiplies the rewards for whom He wills and Allah is worse here, he is all encompassing he is ever knowing. Now if you think about it in this ayah basically we're being told that when you give even something as small as a grain in the way of Allah, it has the potential to increase and to grow to multiply into 700 grains. If you think about it, when we look at a grain for example, a rice grain which is on our plate, Okay, and let's say we have finished eating some people don't don't, you know, pay attention to eating all of the food that

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is on their plate, so they leave a few grains of rice for example. They have no problem throwing it. They have no problem letting it go down the drain. They have no problem letting it fall on the ground.

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Any that same grain has so much potential that it could turn into 700, it could bring 700 more, it could amplify the reward for you. Now imagine there is a rice grain that is going down the drain and another rice grain that you put outside, and a bird eats it, you know, an animal eats it, any other, the grain is the same, okay, you're not eating it, but look at the outcome. So sometimes we are very careless about the way that we spend our money. We don't mind spending here or there, you know, on random things, things that we really are not in need of things that are of no benefit, we just want to, you know, satisfy that, that desire of spending, you know, at the store, that impulse buying,

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and, you know, like that, we just waste our money, our money, the money that Allah subhanaw taala has given us has a lot of potential through it, we can earn a lot of reward. So we need to learn about ways in which we can spend our money and, and think about it consciously, you know, make an intention, and have a solid plan as to where we want to spend our money. So, as we go over the different holidays today, make sure that you that you make a list for yourself, that where am I going to give sadaqa in which cause and make the intention, make a list and then check yourself after a few days that have I given sadaqa in this cause or not. Now in this Hardee's the Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the best of jobs of Southern part is first of all, Lindelof was thought in feasable Allah giving a shade of a 10th in the cause of Allah at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam especially where he lived in Arabia, any one of the common ways in which people would have shade is by pitching a tent. Now, these days that could look you know something look like something different. So for example, contributing for for building, you know, a structure where people can find shade, especially those who are in the way of Allah for example, some massage it you know, their windows are not such that, you know, they keep the heat out. Or for

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example, you know, the there's so many people coming to the masjid, many of them are praying outside and there's no proper canopy, right? There's no proper canopy in the courtyard or in the parking lot and people are praying literally under the sun, people are sitting literally under the sun. So, giving an umbrella Alright, helping in the construction of a building, or in making a canopy or something like that, so that people have shade. People who are in the way of Allah, people who are learning the Quran, people who are worshipping Allah, they have shade. The second thing the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned is giving a servant in the cause of Allah money had to

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Hardiman feasable Allah meaning giving a servant to someone who is in the way of Allah, why because if you give them a servant, then they would you know help them in their work assist them in their work and like this, this person will be able to work in the way of Allah more easily. Now, of course, in modern day it could it could look like something different for example, you buy a vacuum for the masjid, right, you know, that a friend of yours is, you know, for example, learning Quran you know, she is teaching her children, for instance, she is or you find out about someone in the community who is you know, an active volunteer in the masjid, for instance, any they are doing

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things which are serving the religion of Allah. And if, for example, you give them a gift of a gadget or even a subscription even to you know, a larger Dropbox for example, alright, so that they can easily share files, right, you, you, you buy them, you know, something that that will help them in their work, right, then this is what you are helping them work better work more effectively, in the way of Allah. And sometimes, you know, it's not the case that these people are not able to afford, you know, to purchase a laptop, for example for themselves or pay for the subscription themselves. They can, but it's about you, right, you want to have a share of that reward. So this is

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one of the best forms of charity. And then the third thing the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned but also to Franklin feasable illa

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Meaning giving a what has been translated as a writing camel in the cause of Allah some have translated through kotlin as breeding an animal, like for example, giving a stud for the purpose of breeding in order to produce animals that are going to now be used in the cause of Allah. So providing means of transportation, for those who are in the way of Allah. And somewhat random, I say that included in this is any kind of charity that is given in the way of Allah to assist the religion of Allah in any way. And of course, depending on the time, the need the place, you know, the nature of that of that charity will vary. So we all need to think about how we can support the

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cause of the religion of Allah, how can you better support your local Masjid? How can you better support and Islamic organization from which you have been benefiting so many other people have been, have been benefiting? How can you support the individuals you know, are busy in the way of Allah, you know, sometimes we think about sending a cake sending cupcakes and things like that, that's great. You know, it's, it's nice that you are bringing them joy, it's great. But the greatest joy that you can bring to people who are serving the religion of Allah is by supporting them in doing their work, giving them something that will help them that will aid them in their work. So any

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Institute Islamic organization that you know, have, think about how you can financially support them, you know, that work we'll carry on that work will will continue, whether we are a part of it or not. We have to be a little eager for reward over here that how can I get a share of that reward? Allah subhanaw taala tells us in sudo, through Bukhara that Allah Dena Yun, Falcone, Amala humble layli one nihari silan wa lania 10 fella whom aduro whom are in the lobby him with a hyphen r la him wala hamidreza noon. And this is in the context of those people who spend their wealth in the way of Allah. So they spend their wealth in the night and the day secretly, openly, they will have their

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reward with their Lord, their reward is preserved, it is guaranteed. Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran, that whatever you spend in his cause, Allah will compensated for you. You're not losing anything over here. Yes, on the surface, it seems like you know, now there's $500 less in your bank. But unless the panel title will compensate that he will bring something else in its place. And when you give something in the cause of Allah, Allah subhanaw taala calls it a loan, a loan, meaning a loan has to be paid back. So when you give something in the way of Allah, this means that the return is guaranteed. And we have also been told in the Quran that in the lush therminal

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movement Nina and fusa homo Amala, humby, anila, homo Jana, that Allah subhanaw taala has purchased from the believers, their lives and their properties in exchange for Jenna, meaning they will have Jana in return. So when we spend our wealth in the way of Allah, not only is this a sign of our truthfulness, our honesty, our sincerity when it comes to the matter of Deen, but we are also helping ourselves, we are also you know, drawing closer to entry into paradise in sha Allah. And we also learn that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that whoever spends a sum in the cause of Allah and he did not specify the sum that amount, whatever it may be, you give it in the cause of

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Allah, it is recorded for that person 700 times any the reward is multiplied. 700 times you give $1 it's recorded as 700 you give 1000 it's recorded as 7000.

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So be eager to spend in the way of Allah and those who do not spend in the way of Allah who are stingy. Allah subhanaw taala says, Well, my ye bahal for in the Maya behala enough, see, whoever is stingy is being stingy with himself, he's only depriving himself of great rewards. So, there are numerous benefits associated with spending in the way of Allah, there is the promise of Paradise, there is great reward, there is protection against you know Hellfire, there is the removal of since we learned that spending in this way is a means of purification, it causes our wealth to grow. And it also saves us from difficulties and and troubles in our lives. So when we give in the way of

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Allah, how should we give, let us give it with sincerity. Let us not give it to be seen by others. And when we give it then let us not remind the people

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of the charity that we have given, because sometimes what happens is people give a donation to the masjid, and then they expect some kind of benefit in return, they say, look, I am your number one supporter, I need a guaranteed spot in the first rule every single day. Okay? No, you don't remind people of the favor that you are doing them, you don't ask them to change the rules for you, because you are, you know, someone who supports that organization. And when we are getting in the way of Allah, let us give that which we like for ourselves and also be moderate, do not go to extremes. Because, you know, if, if we if we don't spend it in a moderate way, then there will come a point

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where where we will be in need and you know, we will regret what what we are giving. So, Allah subhanaw taala is not in need of our southern Alright, we are in need of giving it so let us give it in a way that is sustainable for us, and what are the different ways in which we can spend in the way of Allah we can spend on on masajid we can spend on students of knowledge we can spend on people who have dedicated their lives for the cause of Allah, to serve the religion of Allah, in any capacity, we can spend in order to, you know, help people break their fast we can we can spend in the promotion of, you know, good publications that educate people about Islam. So these are some

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forms of spending in the way of Allah. The second had these we're looking at is about the best kind of charity and the best kind of spending any The thing is that as a person as a human being any you have to spend your money, right on what on your needs, on the needs of your family. You know, there's there's a regular expenses basically what you have to spend on right, so, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the most excellent Dina any gold coin money currency is one that a person spends on his family and the dinar which he spends on his animal in the way of Allah and the dinar, which he spends on his companions in the way of Allah, this is so beautiful. Now,

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some people when they read such a Hadith, they say, Well, what is the best kind of charity then because of the previous Hadees we learned the best kind of charity is that which is you know, given in the way of Allah and this Hadees mentions that the best dinar is that which you spend on your family. So what is best, both are best, any, we need to, we need to develop the habit of spending on both ways. Because some people what they do is that when they start spending on their family, they spend on nothing else. And other people, when they start spending in charitable causes are right in the way of Allah on on, you know, on on helping those in need, supporting the masjid, then they

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completely deprived their family. So this moderation, all right is needed, that we spend on both causes. So here the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the best DNR of blue denarian is that which a person spends on his family? And you think about it from the money that you have any? What is it that you spend on? Right? What is it that you spend your money on? You know, sometimes you pay $2 $3 for a coffee, okay? A coffee, third cup of coffee for yourself, right? Just because you feel like it, you just want to have another one. You go by it, and you enjoy it. Right? But the same money, if you were to spend on your child or on your wife that will bring more reward. I'm not

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saying don't ever buy coffee for yourself do that as well. But realize that when you spend on your family, your dependence, all right, that is rewardable and yeah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned Yun fuku or alaria li or yell are people that a person is responsible to take care of why because they are dependent on him. Like for example, a man is responsible for spending on his wife, on his children, on his servant, all right, even the animals that you own, you are responsible for them you have to spend on them. And then the Prophet sallallahu ala mentioned the dinar what you spend on the animal which you use in the way of Allah. And he sometimes you have to know these days

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of course people use you know, a car or motorbike, a bike, you know, things like that, you know, to to transport to for for the purpose of transportation.

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You know, you pay for even public transport any, when you when you're buying those tickets, right those bus tickets to go to the masjid, alright or to go to the to the class or you are buying another, you know you're paying for another tank of gas, right? You are paying for your car repairs, right? You this is this is not a waste of money, especially if you're using your car in the way of Allah. Any of course you're not always using your car, in the way of Allah in the sense that you're not always you don't only go to the masjid you also go to the grocery store, you also go to you know, see your family, you also go to, you know, to the park, but all of that, in you you do why

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because these things are an obligation on you, you have to take care of your family. So you have to buy groceries, you have to take care of yourself. So you do need to allow yourself to go out in nature, you you go to the park you reflect on the creation, any This is ultimately better. So, when you use your means of transportation in the way of Allah, then the money that you spend on it is not a waste, even that you are rewarded for and the neronian filco, who are on her behalf Isa vilella. Also the best dinar is that which you spend on your friends who are in the way of Allah,

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meaning, who are also worshipers of Allah who are striving in the cause of Allah who are working for the cause of Allah, you spend on them, this is also greatly rewardable. So this Hadees shows us the different forms the different ways of spending money and giving charity and we see that the order is noticeable. You begin with your family, why begin with your family because spending on your family is an obligation on you. And remember the rule that the best deeds to Allah are those which Allah subhanaw taala has obligated on us. So, for a man it is necessary to spend on his family. A balaclava said that who is the person with greater reward than a person who spends on young members

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of his family and preserves them from from need or from begging. And by virtue of that, Allah subhanaw taala brings profit for them and makes them rich, any if a person spends on his family, all right, takes care of their needs. And then there comes a point where you know, you have

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paid for your children's education or you know, on their health, on their enrichment, and, you know, on their, on their Deen so that they can learn and then there comes a point where they are independent, they're standing on their own feet, any What a great investment This is for you. This is not a waste of money. And if I'm a tuber he says that the summary of you know, all of this discussion is that spending on your family is mandatory, especially in the case of men spending on their families is is is an obligation. And in the Quran also we learn that Allah subhanaw taala says yes aluna kamada une fille Khun Calma and factum, in Hayden filiale Wiley, they annual a carabin

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that they ask you, what is it that they should spend, tell them whatever you spend of any good than it is for the parents and the close relatives, and the orphans and those in need and the traveler, but look at the sequence, it begins with parents, right and then close relatives. So those who are closest to you, they deserve more from you. And in another Hadees, we learned the Prophet sallallahu earlier Selim said that if any one of you is poor, he should begin with himself any first fulfill your own need, and then give it to your family. If anything is left over, give it to your relatives, if anything is left over, then here and there. And we also learn the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa

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sallam said that the hand of the giver is the upper one, right? And in another Hadees, we learned that that is the better hand. The upper hand is the better hand and the upper hand is the hand of the giver. And spend first on those who are dependent on you, your mother and father, your sister and brother, then your relatives in order of their closeness to you. So, you know, some people even though they're not married, you know, they're living with their parents, and they have a source of income, you know, Mashallah. They're making a whole lot of money. And now what's happening this guy is, you know, buying a new phone and now a new car. And now, you know, he's traveling, traveling the

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world. And the sister is just, you know, watching the mother is the father is, you know, just watching this as

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not correct. When you are living with your parents, and you have, you know, a good source of income, then it's necessary that you spend on your parents, your siblings, and also on your relatives, this doesn't mean that you spend everything that you have on them and nothing on yourself. No, there needs to be moderation. But whether you are living with your parents or not, whether you have your own family, you know, your wife, your children, or not any, regardless, even if your parents are very wealthy, you should still spend on your parents, you know, there was a man who would work in a paint factory, okay, and working in a paint factory, you know, especially back in the day where they

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would extract color from, you know, different materials, and then they would, you know, manually by hand mix it any there's fumes, there's a lot of hard labor, there's heat.

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So and this work is not really that well paid, right. So whatever money that he would make, by the end of the day, he would always go and buy some fruit. And then he would first take that fruit to his mother, he would, he would put it in front of her some fresh fruit before her any not because she's poor, not because she hasn't eaten all day. But because your parents deserve that you, you bring them something that will bring them joy, right? That will show them that you care about them. So this is something that we can also do, you know, maybe your parents are wealthier than you, they have no need, of, you know, you're spending on them. But when you take for example, you know, fresh

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peaches, right, fresh strawberries, you know, whatever fruit is in season, a handful even. And you put it, you wash it, put it on a plate, give it to your mother, you know, put it in front of her, even if she eats one. All right, at least you are showing her that mom, I love you, I care about you, I have not forgotten you, you are important to me, you're special to me. And these gestures are necessary on a regular basis. And men really need to pay attention to this. So often it happens that, you know, when a man gets married, moves away for a week, you know, the entire week, he doesn't go see show his face to his mother. how hurtful is that? Any the mother who took care of you

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took care of you when you were sick. And he lovingly prepared food for you was so excited about getting you married, you know, if she doesn't get along with your wife, that's a different problem. That's that's a different problem. You know, that that deserves its own attention, whatever. But the main thing is, your mother deserves love and attention from you.

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And she may be wealthier than you. It's possible that she spends regularly on you on your children. But you need to go and show that love to her. You need to go and show that attention to her and eat men especially need to do this. Daughters do this anyway, daughters do this with a lot of love. They will prepare food they will call you know they will buy clothes for their mothers they will you know buy different things for their parents, they will take care of their parents in so many different ways. Men unfortunately young men do not pay much attention to this. They think it's it's not their job. You must do this. You must make your parents a priority. You don't have to buy them expensive

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gifts because they're wealthy have hamdulillah they're independent Alhamdulillah but you need to show love to them by spending on them. Even if it's with just a plate of you know fresh strawberries and and don't just go and put it on the kitchen table. Look at this man. What is he doing? He would put it in front of his mother. So go wash them, okay, put them on the plate, you know, cupcakes, whatever. Something for your parents. These gestures are very, very important. We learned that once a man passed by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Sahaba when they saw that man, they felt like that man was you know, Masha Allah, very

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capable, physically, physically very strong. So and this man was just, you know, doing his own thing. So the Sahaba you know, they said that if this man was in the way of Allah, it would be better for him. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, that if he has come out of his house, to earn for his little children, he is in the way of Allah. If he has come out of his house, in order to strive, you need to do something for his old parents, then he is in the way of Allah. If he has come out, to you know strive for himself meaning to fulfill a need of

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He is so that he does not have to beg before people he is in the way of Allah. And if he has come out to boast and show off, then he is in the way of shavon.

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And really men, Mashallah who have strong able bodies, strong arms, you know, tall, Masha Allah physically very capable. Typically, when young men like this when they go out, what is the reason hang out with friends chill, you know, take take some time for themselves, you know, maybe stand, you know, in the aisles, checkout other people, you know, things like that any wasting, wasting themselves wasting their time, this is in the way of shaitan. But if a person has gone out to do something for their parents,

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a person has gone out of their house, they're working, to earn for their children, to earn even to fulfill their own need, then they are in the way of Allah, this is something rewardable So remember, whatever that you do for your family is Southern. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, whatever you feed yourself is sadaqa whatever, whatever you feed, your child is Southern. Whatever you feed, your wife is sadaqa whatever you feed your servant is Southern. We learned that if a man gives water to his wife, that is also South Africa, that is also South Africa, one of the narratives of this Hadees when he was narrating it, he got up, he got some water, and he gave to his wife. Not

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that your wife is not able to go get water herself, she is able to, but again, when you get that glass of water when you bring it to her, what are you showing her? I care about you? You matter to me, you are special to me. And these gestures are necessary. We learned that the Prophet sallallahu Urdu said and was asked that what is the right of a wife over her husband. And among the things that the Prophet sallallahu Urdu said mentioned is that he should feed her when he eats himself. And a lot of times, you know, men will go out to eat with their friends. They're eating a different restaurants, trying different cuisines. And where's the wife at home with the children. She hasn't

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been out in like three days, she's been looking after five children, six children, she hasn't had the time to even drink a cup of tea and peace. And he's having the time of his life. You know, enjoying good foods with his with his friends. It is the right of the wife that you feed her the same thing that you eat. And we also learn that when a man spends on his wife, this is Southern and he is rewarded for it. But it's very beautiful story. We learned that once or model de la Mourinho he met Amaya thumri in the in the market. And sorry, sorry, I'm not even omiya and I'm one was about to buy a garment on here. So it'll be a long one who asked him that? What are you going to do with

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it? He said that I want to buy it and give it a sadhaka. So remodel. doula Horton who said that's great. So after some time, a little Dylan Warren who asked on that, what did you do with it then? So he said, I bought it. I bought that garment and I gave it in charity. So remoto de la Mourinho, he was really curious. He said, Who did you give it to? So I'm gonna said I gave it to a female friend on what are the Longhorn who said Who is that? He said, my wife, because I heard the Prophet sallallahu earlier said him say that whatever a man gives to his wife is sadaqa. You know, your wife can go and maybe shop for what she needs herself. But when you buy something for her and give it to

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her, there is a different, you know, happiness, she can maybe save her money to buy something that she wants, right? Or you can go and buy that thing for her so that you you get the reward of Southern.

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So don't be stingy in spending on your wife. This is especially for men. Don't be stingy in spending on your wife. Whatever you give, even if you're buying clothes for her and you should buy it, buy that scarf, buy that nice dress, you know, buy that nice bag, buy that nice cream, that perfume, you know, show that love, show that that care. And we learned that at one occasion the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave a camel to each of his wives, any means of transportation to each of his wives. Some men think that all they need to do is you know, pay for the rent and pay for the groceries. And then whatever the wife needs, she has to, you know, pay from her own pocket, and

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Subhanallah these days women are expected. Can you work and you'll find out

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To the support yourself, it's a 5050 situation. And that is unfair, you know, unless the man is not capable of earning more, he's trying his best, but it is not fair that a wife is expected to look after the children, and you know, do more of the housework, and then also contribute to the family,

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you know, income, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave camels to each of his wives, so that they could, you know, go wherever they needed to with ease. So when a man for example, spends on his, his wife's car, right, a gas insurance, or if not the car, and, you know, a meet her means of transportation, you know, for example, her bus tickets, if she needs to take an Uber, you know, something like that. So if he pays for it, this is also sadaqa. Now, we have been learning a lot about men spending on their wives. Remember, this is not one sided, a wife should also spend on her husband, whenever she is able to, if she has that financial capacity. And there are situations where

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women do have a source of income, sometimes they're even wealthier than the husband, you know, there are times when they will receive, you know, money as a gift from, you know, their uncle, or their parents, or someone, and, you know, all of a sudden, you have a couple $1,000 sitting and your husband is, you know, spending all of his money every month, you know, on the family. So when you have money, you should also spend on your husband, buy him something that he needs, you know, that there's something that he wants, buy that for him, right. And for men, remember that it's also rewardable, when they spend on their sisters and their daughters, especially when those sisters

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those daughters are dependent on him. You know, there are situations where, you know, for example, there is the, the only son, right, and all of a sudden the parents are not, you know, they have retired, they're dependent on the son. And now what happens, the daughter also, you know, her husband dies, or her husband, you know, gives her divorce and now all of a sudden she ends up in the house of her brother. And now, you know, he has to spend on his family on his parents on his sister on her children. And he all of a sudden, a whole lot of expenses. Right? This is difficult, but this is also very, very rewardable so if you are in a situation like that spend happily we learned in a

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Heidi's that if a person spends on his daughters, on his sister's, or to female or female relatives, sometimes it's not your sister, sometimes it's the aunt, maternal and paternal aren't right grandmother at any situation like that, then they will be a shield for him against the fire.

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They will be a shield for him against the fire of hell. Any This is incredibly difficult, you know, financial burden, financial strain is something so stressful on men, you know, when they realize that they simply don't have more hours to work and more money to to earn. And they realize that whatever money they have saved, all of a sudden, it's just evaporating, evaporating in front of them. They're not able to, you know, buy that phone that they were looking forward to, they're not able to take that vacation that they were looking forward to. Because now all of a sudden the situation is different. They're not able to save for a bigger house, they're not able to buy another

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car, they're not able to send their child to a private school anymore. In the you have to make personal sacrifices, right. But this is any This is not a burden on you. This is stressful indeed. But look at the reward, they will be a shield for you against the fire of hell. And if a person neglects his dependents, his wife, his children, his parents, his sisters, you know, people who are dependent on him, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said that it that it is enough for a person to be considered sinful, that he neglects those whom he is responsible to sustain any This is enough for a person to be sinful, that he neglects the people that he is responsible to look after. And

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unfortunately, there are so many examples of this, that women are, you know, struggling to, to buy food for their children, because the husband doesn't care. The husband doesn't give anything. Any This is so sad. So we all need to think about this and look forward to the rewards that Allah subhanaw taala has promised. The next Hadeeth is about

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the best

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way of giving sadaqa the best way of giving charity the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the best

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sadaqa is that after giving which the giver remains rich, and begin with those for whom you are responsible. And this her these shows us that, you know, we should, we should observe moderation any, we should refrain from extremes. So the best other con is that you give in such a way that even after giving, you are still wealthy, you still have enough to you know sustain yourself with your family with any you don't become needy after giving sadaqa you don't have to go beg, you don't have to go get food stamps after giving sadaqa. Okay, and definitely giving sadhaka is excellent, but give sadaqa in such a way, any such an amount that leaves you wealthy, that leaves you in a way that

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you don't have to depend on others. And this is the reason why we're not allowed to give all of our wealth in charity, right? Even a person is not allowed to give all of their wealth and charity as their as their will, meaning after they die. They say that, you know, they've made a will that after I die, all of my wealth should go in charity, this is not permissible. You don't have that authority, you don't have that right. And we learn that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also said over here that begin with those who are responsible for any First they deserve, then you extend outwards and and you see who else you can give to. And also remember that when the prophets of Allah

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who were to send them said that the that the best charities have the one who is is after is that which after giving, but you still remain rich, you still have something to get by with. This shows you that you don't necessarily have to be extremely wealthy in order to give Southern, right. And this shows us that every person should give sadaqa and when you give sadaqa when you give in charity, you actually benefit yourself. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that there is a southern core to be given for every joint of the human body. And for every day on which the sun rises, there is a reward of Southern copper, the one who establishes justice among them. And there's

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different ways of giving Southern. And we also learned that Yeah, he early Salaam, he said that he said to Bunny is hot enough that the example of the person who gives Southern cow is that of a man who has been captured by his enemy. Okay, imagine a man has been kidnapped. And what's happening now? They're, they're tying him up. And he says to them, what do you want, I can rent some myself from you with whatever that you ask of me. So then they ask him for a certain amount of money, he gives it to them, and he is set free. We hear stories like that, right? that a person was captured, kidnapped, or even, you know, was taken to jail, and then they were released on bail, right? So this

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is what sadaqa does, it frees you. It frees you from what, from difficulty, it brings ease for you. And it frees you from difficulties in this world and also in the hereafter. The Prophet sallallahu earlier said, I'm especially advised women to give sadaqa because you see a lot of majority, you know, in the majority of the cases, you see, men are typically, you know, spending on their families, they're spending on their children, they're spending on their parents. So, you know, a typical man with the family, any if you think about it every day, he's giving some kind of Southern

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one day diapers are coming for the children. Next day, water bill is being paid, the day after car insurance is being paid the day after, you know cars being filled with gas, right every day. You know a typical man who spends on his family every day he is giving some kind of sadaqa Okay, something is coming out of his bank account that is going that is being recorded as Southern call for him. But for women, that's not always the case for many women, because any many women especially who are mothers, you know, with with little children, any they are on the receiving end, right and things are a little difficult annoying for them. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam warned

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women, right and he said that you should give charity and you should seek forgiveness from Allah.

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And, and he warned that I saw that the bulk of the people in hell are women. And a lot of people you know, they take offense to this Hardee's and we are missing the point the prophets of Allah who are infinite was not exhibiting hate for women. How should Allah he's not doing that. He is doing us a favor by by informing

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That we are, you know, a group that is high risk.

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You know, we are a group that is high risk. So you got to be careful. You got to pay special attention to give in South Africa. Just because you don't have a source of income doesn't mean that you don't give charity. Just because you don't earn money and you don't, you know, you're not required to spend on your family doesn't mean that you don't give charity, you must still give sadaqa

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and there's so many different ways in which we can give Southern

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there are so many benefits associated with other called the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the charity extinguishes bad deeds, just as water extinguishes fire. You know, so Fianna thodi Rahim Allah, whenever a beggar would come to his door, he would become happy. And he would say Marhaba Welcome to the one who has come to wash my sins. So when we give sadaqa What are we doing, we are washing away our since and charity does not reduce wealth. And when you give sadaqa it continues to increase near Allah it also brings ease and when you give charity in secret meaning in such a way that people around you don't find out this extinguishes the anger of Allah also hasn't said that

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treat your ill with charity, meaning if someone is unwell, how do you treat them part of the treatment plan should be that you give sadaqa YesI go to the doctor you get the diagnosis Yes, you you know follow through the treatment plan everything but you must also give sadaqa we learned that, you know the author of of the Hadees book mustard rock, how can a man How can the collector rather

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he mentioned a story about himself that, you know he he fell ill he had a certain illness where

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you know basically there was you know some

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boils that had formed on his face okay? And you can imagine these boils in need the bigger they are or tumor even something something like that on the face Imagine if it's filled with pus Not only is it painful, any How do you do such that how do you wash your face in making will do it's incredibly painful, right? It's also very difficult to deal with. So, and edit, you know, he tried different things, you know for for treatment and he also made a lot of da use asking you know people to make golf for him as well. And then one day he decided to make some some you know source of drinking water at his door, okay, perhaps you know, a tap of water cooler or something like that, whatever

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was available at the time he did that he arranged for free water basically free drinking water for people at his at the door of his house. And people began taking water from there and you will you may have experienced this that you know in, in in smaller cities, you know people will go anywhere to get free clean drinking water. So within a week, his face was healed within a week all of those, you know, boils, etc, whatever it was, they were gone. So, you know, sometimes we're dealing with long term illness, sometimes we're dealing with, you know, problems that are just not going away. Maybe it's your children, you know that you don't know what to do with your children. One child is

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causing a lot of trouble for you. And he either is obstacle after obstacle after obstacle IE How is it that we bring ease for ourselves to that through sadaqa arrange for a consistent source of a charity ignore Khayyam mentions that sadaqa has an amazing effect in repelling different types of problems. And he said that even if a sinful person gives other and oppressor gifts other even if a non believer gives other any spends on others gives charity then Allah subhanaw taala will benefit that person in one way or another. So sadaqa brings benefit in this life. And it also brings benefit after death. Because we learned that if a person is given some form of sadaqa jariya, a source of

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charity that is continuous, it will continue to benefit him even after he has died. When sadaqa is given, it removes the heat of the graves from its people. So especially your loved ones who have passed away, you know, make sure that you give to the court on their behalf as well. Your Southern call will be your shade on the Day of Judgment

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And so some earlimart, their habit was that every day, they would give some kind of sadaqa. Even if it was an onion, in some days, you cannot find something significant to give. But even if, you know they found an onion, and they could just give that they did that. So don't be little, this other cut that you can give, be willing to give, be willing to bring benefit to others. Because this is something that will benefit you eventually. And we learned that whoever gives sadaqa, seeking the face of Allah, and you know, he begins with that intention, and he ends his deed with that intention, then he will be admitted into paradise. The next Hadeeth is that the best charities have

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the one who has little, and strives to earn and gifts from it, and begin with those who are responsible for. So this Hadees tells us that even if a person has little, right, they should still give. And the words in the Hadith are jugal McHale

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McHale is a person who has little wealth doesn't have a lot, and Jude is, you know, your entire capacity basically. So, when a person gives, you know, from the little that they have, also, that is excellent. And the Prophet sallallahu earlier said, um, describe that as a fellow sadaqa. Because, you know, for example, you have just enough money to buy your lunch, okay,

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you have just enough for your lunch, you have little you know that if you don't buy a full meal, you buy something that is smaller and quantity, that will be difficult in any a little sad for you, because you were looking forward to having a full meal, but you're not going to die, you know, you will survive, right? You know that inshallah, once you go home, you can you can eat to your filt Alright, so at that time, when you get from the little that you have, this is the best form of charity. Because what does that show, this shows that giving is important to you, this shows that you care about the needs of others, this shows that we'll remove Obama who be you give, in spite of

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love for that wealth.

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And also, john mccain has been described as, you know, someone who strives to earn, okay, and, and they give from it, some people, you know, their work is relatively easy, and they make a lot of money, you know, they have a comfortable source of income, other people have to work really hard, the nature of their work is very physically demanding. And the money that they make is perhaps not that much. But the main thing is a person is working, a person is striving, and whatever they make from that they give sadaqa this kind of sadaqa is also excellent. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that for one of you to go out early, to gather firewood, and carry it on his back, so

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that he can give charity from it and be free of need from people is better for him than to ask a man who may give or may refuse any, this is not skilled labor, if you think about it, gathering firewood, and then selling that. And then And then also, you know, whatever money that a person has made by selling firewood, you know, he spends on himself and he gives charity from it, that is better than begging people. The Prophet sallallahu earning said I'm continued he said indeed the upper hand is more virtuous than the lower hand. So be the upper hand, even if that upper hand gives very little, because that is all that it can give. And the Sahaba you know, whenever the Prophet

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sallallahu Sallam told them to give sadaqa they wouldn't say Oh, this is so great, Masha Allah, you know, people who are able to who can afford to give Southern Qatar so fortunate. They didn't sit there, those who did not have wealth, they said that we would go to the market, we would work as porters carrying other people's luggage. And we would get just a handful of grain as compensation. And we would give charity from that. We would give charity from that. Anyone they learned about the importance of giving sadaqa they wouldn't just sit there and say, Oh, this is great. They would do something to earn money so that they could give sadaqa and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam mentioned

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to his wives that the one with the longest 10 would meet him first. Right? So the wives of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, you know, they would measure their hands against one another to see whose hand was the longest. And then when Xena but the Longhorn had died First Out of all the way

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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they realized that what he meant by longhand was generous hand, because what was unique about her is that she used to work with her hand, she used to make different things she would sell them. And with the money that she would make, she would give in southern from it. So, you know, you don't have to have a very big, you know, job with a fancy title sitting in a fancy office in order to have a source of income and then spend from it. You can make things with your hand, right? You can make bracelets you can make, you know, different things. But whatever skill whatever ability Allah has given you use that to earn money and earn money not so that you can go on vacations. Again, he of

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course, if that is something you're saving for, that's excellent, but one of your intentions should be that I want to give sadaqa

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Another thing is that we should keep giving from what we have a smell de la Mourinho was told by the prophet sallallahu earlier, send them that do not, you know, lead to eat, and he don't just keep your money closed within, within within your pouch, you know, within your wallet, why, because if you keep a closed, then Allah subhanaw taala might treat you in the same way, that that he will, he will also withhold from you. And he said, Allah who already said and told her, that it must authority and you keep giving from whatever that you can. So, whatever that we have, let us keep giving from it. You can give from the food that you have prepared, you can give from you know, the

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cords that you have, you can give from you know all the lovely kitchen, supplies and kitchen, you know things that you have gathered dishes that you have gathered, you know, give, give something, anything, but keep giving, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that there will be none among you but he will be spoken to by Allah on the Day of Judgment, any Allah subhanaw taala will question you, and there will be no interpreter. And he no third one, no interpreter, Allah will question you directly. And the person will look and see nothing ahead of him and he will look in front of him. And then the Hellfire will confront him. And the first one a person will look to his

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friend, nothing. Second time when he will look jahannam the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Whoever among you can save himself from the fire should do so even with one half of a date. And you will face jahannam as a consequence of your own deeds, so do something to put a shield between yourself and john them right now, how do you do that? By giving something and the prophets of Allah, whoever it is that I'm told us to give anything that we can, even if it's just half of a date, one half of a date, one half you eat, the other half you give, but give something the next Hadees is about the best time of giving sadaqa

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because sometimes we think that you know, we can give sadaqa when we are very, very wealthy, when we have you know, saved a whole lot of money, while the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said something different. He's a man as the Prophet sallallahu sallam, that what kind of charity is the best and he said, to give in charity, when you are healthy, and greedy, hoping to be wealthy and afraid of becoming poor, you see that you are healthy, you are physically able, alright? You don't anticipate any, you know, any difficulty for yourself, things are good. And at the same time, you are very greedy and you you want more and you hope that you know the kind of money that you're earning, the

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kind of money that you're saving, you will you will become wealthier, but at the same time you have that risk that fear that you know I could also become poor.

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So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is basically telling us to give sadaqa in whatever condition we are in and not wait for that perfect time when we can give Southern what is that perfect time that perfect time is now every day, every moment, whatever situation that we are in, we can give Southern and the prophets of Allah whoever it is that I'm said do not delay giving in charity until the time when you are on the deathbed and you say give so much to so and so and so much to so and so. Because at that time that property is no longer yours. It belongs to the your inheritors. Anyway. So, in this Hadees basically we are being warned against procrastination when it

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comes to giving sadaqa Don't delay, because you don't know what might happen tomorrow. And you don't know. Death might be closer than then you think so give before

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Death approaches. And when you have the habit of giving, then giving at the time of death is also beneficial. We learned in our Hadees that a man told the Prophet sallallahu earlier said that his mother died suddenly. And he said that, you know, I know that if my mother was able to speak at that time, she would have told me to give sadaqa because it was her habit. So should I give her the call on her behalf? Would she be rewarded and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said yes. On the other hand, when a person is stingy doesn't typically give, okay? Doesn't does not have the habit of giving, than giving sadaqa at the time of death is of no benefit.

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Any at that time your wealth is going to other people anyway. So when you have the habit of giving, regardless of your circumstances, then the reward is continuous.

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The next Hadith is about giving to relatives, but which relatives the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that the best Southern COP is that you give to the relative who has hidden enmity towards you, Allahu Akbar, which relative who has who has that hidden enmity towards you, you know that they have a problem, you know, that they don't like you. Right? And that dislike for you surfaces in one way or another? Right. You know, there are some relatives you feel very comfortable around other relatives, you know, you you don't feel too comfortable around them. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, the best sacrifice that you give them,

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this is hard, this you have to go against your ego, but this is the most beneficial for your ego. All right. And also for there's any giving to relatives is rewardable. Anyway, Allah subhanaw taala tells us to give to the widow Cordoba and the Prophet sallallahu lucidum told us that there's double reward in giving to relatives, how because one is the reward of sadaqa The other is the reward of of charity of being good to the relatives, right, and when you give to your relatives, then

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you know, your your sustenance is increased and there is also blessing increase in your life term as well. And those who do not give to their relatives, their severe warning against them, we learn in a Hadees that on the Day of Judgment, you know a person who was stingy with his relatives will be brought and there you know, he will be punished through a snake that will that will, you know, surround his neck and it will bite him. So this is for who the person who was stingy with his relatives, and he Allah subhanaw taala had blessed him with wealth, but he did not use to give to his relatives. And remember that even if your relatives are non Muslim, you should still spend on

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them. And this is a situation where they might really have enmity towards you. Right? They might not even hide it actually. So you must spend on on relatives, whether they are Muslim or not, whether they're nice to you or not, whether they're good people or not spend on them, they're the best recipients of your charity. Now, again, this does not mean you only spend on them, there needs to be a balance you spend on on relatives who don't like you and also on relatives who like you, right? You spend in the way of Allah, you have to diversify. All right, then the next video is about about giving water okay. We learn that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said he was asked that O

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Messenger of Allah what kind of charity is best? And he said providing drinking water All right, we learned another Hadees the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked which silica do you like most and he replied water. So arrange for drinking water Okay, in whatever way that we can and in you know different places of the world there is different ways in some places, you know, people need you know, a water filtration plant in another place, maybe they need a well to be dug another place maybe they need a tap water to be arranged. Another place maybe, you know, you can arrange for water bottles, whatever, you know the different places require, you can arrange for that. Maybe in your

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Masjid, you can pay for a new water fountain. Right? where people can can get drinking water in their bottles easily. You know, this is this is rewardable people can afford to buy water themselves. They can bring water from their homes even. But when you give them water, you get reward. We learned that

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Allah subhanaw taala will ask people on the day of judgment in regard to this. In a headache sweeter, Allah will ask a person on the day of judgment or son of Adam, I asked you for water, but you did not give me and the person will say your up? How could I give you drink? How can I give you water? When you are the Lord of the worlds? What Why would you need water. And Allah subhanaw taala will say that my servant asked you for water, but you did not give him any, did you not know that if you had given him something to drink, you would have found found me there, you would have found closeness to me.

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So you know, sometimes we don't have to go far at home also, we become so lazy, we become a little selfish, where, for example, you bring water for yourself in the room, and you say to your husband, this is mine, go get your own. Well, you can get two cups of water, you can get two bottles of water, one for you one for him, or you can let him drink from yours. Because those are withhold water. Any they're serious, it's actually a serious sin to withhold water, we learned that on the Day of Judgment, there will be people who Allah subhanaw taala will not even speak to he will not even look at them, he will not purify them, because he will be so angry with them, and have them as

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a person who had spare water, but he would not give to others he would withhold it. And in the Hadees, especially travelers are mentioned because they're especially in need of water. So remember, when you give water, even to your family, or strangers, and even animals, there is reward in this, there's great reward in this. And if you arrange for a continuous source of water, then this is a form of continuous charity. And when someone gives you water to drink or or anything to drink, you should also make the offer the Aloma Thurman our money was payments sacani that Oh Allah feed the one who has fed me and give to drink to the one who has given me to drink,

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then another form of charity is to help mend relationships. You see, this is also a very a very rewardable thing. It's difficult, but it's greatly rewardable we learn in the holidays, the Prophet sallallahu earlier said, I'm sad that the best charity is to amend what is between people, you know, sometimes your children are fighting, or you find out that your sister and her husband are not talking to each other, they had a fight, you find out that, you know, some relatives had an argument, your father is upset with your mother, your mother is upset with your brother, any we find out about these things because we're, you know, we're humans, we don't always get along, and

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especially those who are closest to us, we we end up you know, disagreeing with them more. So, when you find out that two people are not talking to each other, and these two people are our, you know, close friends or close relatives, then you should do something to help mend that relationship. This is also a form of charity. Why? Because you have to give from your time, you have to go listen to one person, then you go listen to the other person, you have to have a lot of patience, right, you have to have a lot of tolerance, you have to give good advice. You have to encourage them to forgive, you have to encourage them to overlook, you have to encourage them to think about their own

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failings instead of constantly blaming the other. Right? So this is also a form of charity. Charity is not just given in a tangible form, it's also given in an intangible form. So this is one of the best forms of South Africa. It is not a waste of time. But if you're just listening to different parties to find out what's going on, you know, just to participate in that gossip, etc. That would be problematic. Then we learned that the best earning

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that in the halal QSB the best income is of the worker who works sincerely Allah commode. Any when you make when you earn an income in the best way and then you spend from that, imagine, reward is doubled now. So the best income the best earning is of who, in the Hadees specifically what is mentioned is the one who earns by hand and armel, a worker who works by hand and he This is a labor. This is not necessarily a white collar job. Okay? This is not someone who is you know, sitting at a desk, doing a desk job. This is someone who is working in the factory. This is someone who's working in construction.

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This is someone who is working in the kitchen. All right, working with the hand. So, but he works sincerely, honestly, this kind of earning is the best. And because you are literally putting your sweat, right your hard work into it. And if you do this kind of work with, with honesty, and from that you give sadaqa that is excellent the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said no one has ever eaten better food than what he eats as a result of the labor of his hands. Even the Prophet of Allah Azza wa Jalla his Salaam used to eat from what he had worked for with his hands. Any You know, there's fancy job titles, and then there are job titles which are not that fancy, doesn't matter.

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That doesn't determine our worth. What determines our worth is with what integrity with what honesty are we working? What is our work ethic, like? And then when we make that money, what do we do with it? Do we just selfishly consume all of it? Do we constantly complain about the the nature of the work? Or do we show gratitude that of 100 alive a source of income, I don't have to beg and show gratitude to Allah. And then also given charity from that the last Hadith is about

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is about the best.

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Sorry, the best sustenance, okay, the best sustenance, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the best sustenance is that which is sufficient hydrophilicity I'll cover if any, some people are just never satisfied with what they are earning. And because of that, they're not willing to give sadaqa or they think sadaqa is not for them, because what we have is not enough, constantly complaining about what is not functional, what is not, you know, working anymore, what needs to be updated, what needs to be replaced any constantly complaining about the lack of means, and this is, this is really sad, because a person is not able to see the gifts that they have and when they don't

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see the gifts that they have, they cannot give from what they have, you can only give when you have a sense of

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you know, that sense that I have, I have something and that is with contentment. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that successful is the one who enters the fold of Islam and is provided with sustenance which is sufficient for his needs for his days needs. And Allah makes him content with what he has bestowed upon him. So, instead of thinking about how we are not that wealthy, let us be grateful for whatever Allah subhanaw taala has given us, let us work honestly, let us work with sincerity and whatever we make, let us give from it in the way of Allah let us give from it the to those who are dependent on us, to our relatives, and especially those relatives who

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do not like us and also for the benefit of the creation in general. Right people even animals, any if you plant a tree for example, you you purchase a plant up you plant a tree. Imagine any animal any creature that benefits from it, that sits on it that eats from it, even if it does not eat from its it's under its shade, eats the leaves, you'll get the reward of sadaqa so be be grateful and and ask Allah subhanaw taala to help you be a more giving person. ask Allah subhana wa tada Allah in the SLO Karima nafion. What is Kentucky bourbon? Well, I'm an amateur Kampala Allah asked you for beneficial knowledge for pure provision and for the deeds that are accepted by you. Allah homak Fini

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