Channel: Tawfique Chowdhury
Sheikh Tawfique Chowdhury gives and amazing talk about how to utilize the last days of Ramadan and to earn taqwa that remains with us for the days after Ramadan.
June 23, 2016 – Dubai Ramadan Gathering
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa sallam about a cadet abena Mohammed while he was at the edge Marina Salam alikoum rahmatullah wa barakato.
My brothers, my sisters in Islam,
well hamdulillah this Ramadan is probably not your first Ramadan that you are all enjoying. It might be your second or third, or perhaps your 25th or 40th Ramadan for me Will hamdulillah I don't remember that many Ramadan. But for me, this is probably the 20th film avant that I remember.
But here is the problem. The problem is that this Ramadan is about to finish. And the second problem is that I wanted to do so much this Ramadan, I haven't done half of it. The third problem is that every time I think about doing something new, I give up.
I don't know have you had this problem and so I can't find time.
And I want to do so much and Subhanallah and failing.
And I wanted to start my talk by reminding everyone of the story of a special man. A man by the name of Abby, imagine a Sakai Rahim Allah. I'll be managing a Takahiro mahoba was a very special Sahabi he was a fighter in the cause of Allah, a very strong night in battle, when I've imagined was there, he would not leave the battle until he had killed 10 times the number of people that was always presented to him. So he was a massive night, very strong fighter. But he had a problem, a very big problem. And that problem was he used to drink alcohol, and used to drink alcohol all the time. And he was lashed by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And after the death of Rasulullah, Salah
many of the Khalifa Rashid Rashid don't have latched him as well, because that is the punishment of drinking alcohol in a Muslim state.
So what happened
in Africa, he saw that the Muslims were going to fight the mother of battles. It was the battle called the Battle of qadisiya, where over 350,000 of the strongest army in the world known as a Persian army, were going to fight 130,000 Muslim soldiers in the plains of Apostasy. So they make a gentle went. And when they found a manager on their side, and who was the leader of the Baptist said, I am not going to let you fight. He said, why not? He said, because you drink alcohol, you're doing a sin. And I'm afraid that Allah will not give us victory because of your sin. So he they tied him up on the edge of the of the battle, they tied him up in a rope. Whilst all of the people were
fighting for 25 days, the battle was going to rage. So Obama would cry and cry and cry. And he would beg the wife of sadness, your cost and please let me go listen to the story. He said, Please let me go what law he I will go and I will fight and if I'm dead, then I'll realize you're free of me anyway. But if I'm alive, I swear by Allah I will come and I will tie myself up. So every day, every day, the wife of sada who Casa radi Allahu Allah, and who would feel so sorry, for Abby imagine after copy that she would unti unti of imagens rope. And Abu magian would take the horse of sadhana workers because the workers was sick. He couldn't fight himself. He was simply plotting and planning
the whole war from the headquarters. But imagine would wear a turban and he would cover his face, he would take this the horse of sadness, oil or be waqqas rhodiola. Delano, then he would go and he would fight at night he would come he would quickly wipe off all the blood on his body and he would tie himself up before sadhana came back. Assad would say had I not known that I'd imagine if the coffee was tied up. I would have said that is imagine that's the way he fights but I don't know who that man is the one who has covered his face up.
And at the end of the battle on the last day when the Muslim in one and sad that we were cast came back to get his horse. He found the horse was missing. And then imagine came back on the horse.
Imagine what's going on is that I'm so sorry, Tommy back, Tommy up again. He said What do you mean? He said I'm so sorry. Every day I've been fighting and every day I've been coming and tired
myself up. So sadly workers cried and he cried in Sinhala, he I will not bless you after today. So I've imagined said Well, I will not drink after today. This story has been authentically narrated in in video on the hire of Eben cattier about the biography of Abby imagina Takashi Rahim Allah. Now why am I telling you the story? I'm telling you the story because there is no one in this audience, except that we come to Ramadan and our sins are bearing down upon us. We are carrying the luggage of our sins for the last 11 months. We are buried down we are born down we cannot move. We don't find the pleasure in our about that sometimes because our sins are tearing us up. something or the other
that we are doing is blocking our daughter from Allah from us spending the pleasure of our tahajjud from the US feeling the pleasure of our fasting, and therefore fasting is not adding to anything except a little bit of weight loss and dehydration. Mostly dehydration, not weight loss. If you lost five kilos, actually one kilos
is fat. Four kilos is water. That's a medical fact. But the point I'm trying to make brothers and sisters is are you the type of person who came to Ramadan and has yet to find the blessings of Ramadan because of your Nope. Then don't be. Look at how are we managing? Takashi Rahim Allah did not allow his sin to stop himself from helping the oma Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He struggled and he strove and he's he did everything possible to make sure that he would help Islam and Muslim in it did not mean just because you have a sin that's between you and Allah. You don't have to allow it to affect everything else. If you allow that sin that you have, whatever it is,
perhaps you smoke, perhaps you drink alcohol. Perhaps you do some filthy deeds at night, whatever it is, do not allow your sense to stop you from Allah subhanho wa Taala in the month of connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Throw that off. Even if it means that you go back to it in the nights of Ramadan or some parts of Ramadan do not allow it to stop you from helping Allah and His Deen. So my advice to you all is to be very positive. Islam is about positivity. No negativity, will law he my Prophet was so positive. And when the people came to him and said, fear them, what did you say? Verily, how can we fear them when Allah is with us, and when Abu Bakar of the Allah tala who was
afraid that they would catch them in the cave, he said that in Allah hamana Verily, Allah is with us. Don't be sad. And when the Sahaba was last and last, and the people were about to curse him, it was reported that one of the Sahaba drank alcohol he was lashed in front of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And a little bit of blood came on holiday when he thought he wanted to curse the Sahabi. He said, Don't curse him Verily, He loves Allah and the messenger. And about the story of avermedia, the woman who had committed Zina, who was going to be stoned to death as she was being punished, as Khalid knollys or other Sahaba were cursing this woman, she said, Do not curse her, for
indeed she has repented with the repentance, if it was distributed to the people of Medina would be enough for them. And people in Medina at that time, we're more than 7000 people. My brothers and sisters, Islam is very positive, the prophets of Salaam was extremely positive, extremely positive, at no situation in his life was the prophet SAW Selim negative, rather always positive even when he was thrown out of thought if and when the people pelted with stones, and then the angel of the mountains was sent to Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam and by the way, the angel of the mountains was not the angel of the mountains of a thought if it was the angel of the mountains over the to actual
being of the mountains of Makkah. And so when he was sent to them, the angel said Yasuda life you tell me Salalah Salim I will destroy Makkah right now between the two mountains. What did he say rather Oh Allah, my Allah is Allah brings about from them people who will believe in in Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and believe in this message. positive, positive, positive. So do not ever let your sins wear you down. Do not let your past attempts at trying to memorize the Quran and your past failures tell you that you're going to fail in the future. No, now you know how not to memorize the Quran. Now you know how and why you failed last time so you don't have to do it that
way anymore. Now you have a better chance of success because now you know how
How not to do things so you know how to do it better insha Allah Tada. So do not ever be negative at all. And the next thing I wanted to tell you, after telling you to not be negative be positive is in this month of Ramadan have good thoughts about Allah. Anyone who has good thoughts about Allah will win. And in the personal fonelab db, I am upon what my slave thinks of me, for inhalants for hair when sharpened for sharp, so if good then good and if evil than evil, I am upon what my slave thinks of me. My question is, what do you think of Allah? What do you think of Allah? Do you think good of Allah? Do you think Allah subhanho wa Taala is waiting to forgive you once to forgive you loves to
forgive you. If that is the case, then you will be forgiven. And if you think Allah is waiting to punish you, just waiting for you to die before you will enter jahannam if that is how you think of Allah, then unfortunately it may be that you will be punished but Allah and the Sunnah of Islam said one of the most important qualities to build in the hearts of a believer is good thoughts about Allah who's not one biller? Whoever has good thoughts about Allah will when it was said about Malik bin dinero de la one of the greatest tabatabaei Malik bin dinero de la Turan, who was a judge was a list. He was a thief, he was a robber, he was a bit of a spy for a part of his life. This is before
he became a great scholar. And he was a an evil man. Then he saw his daughter and his daughter died, that he saw his daughter in his dream and his daughter told him my dad if you don't change, Allah will punish you. And so at that point he became a good human being became a he started studying became a great scholar of Islam Malik been dinar. It was said that when Malik bin dinero de Allah tala and who passed away, when Malik bundeena wrote the letter and when he passed away his students saw Malik bin dinar in his sleep. And they say, Dr. Malik, what has Allah done with you? He said, khadim to Allah, Allah he be the newbie kathira for Maha who's not vanilla. He said I came to Allah
with all of my sins, but all of it was removed because of my good thoughts about Allah. So this month of Ramadan, my brothers and sisters Islam is the month for you to have good thoughts about Allah subhanho wa Taala. And to think that Allah subhana wa Taala is going to help you look after you, be kind to you and be in Allah, He is always going to be there for you. And in the Husqvarna lab dB. I am upon what my slave thinks of me. My brothers and sisters love I have a friend in Canada His name is Wally is a very very rich man eligible no actually is married. Sorry. So 32 years old 31 he was still eligible, just recently got married. He is a multimillionaire as soon to be a
billionaire in Canadian dollars. So he is a student of mine. I asked him what he what do you do? He said I build oil refineries. My customers is PETRONAS shell.
You know Exxon Mobil. I said Subhanallah How did you become so great. Were you born into a rich family? He said no. I am a rags to riches story. He said that. Then I asked him how did you make money? I always ask people who make money. How do you make money?
So he said, he said well, I decided to believe in the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu. I said what? The Hadith of the prophets of Salaam mana Casa mala means sadaqa sadaqa never decreases people's wealth. So I raised my hands to Allah and said, Oh Allah, I'm going to trust you. Oh, I love good to have good thoughts about you, Allah, I'm going to I'm going to think good about you. And your Prophet said that sadaqa will never decrease my wealth. So Allah, I swear by you, I'm going to give sadaqa so he said, every single time I have given $1,000 Allah gave me $10,000 every time I gave $10,000 Allah gave me 100,000 every time I gave 100,000, Allah gave me millions. He said, I found
the benefit and the Baraka of thinking good about Allah, is that it always brings hair and it always bring success. So my brothers and sisters Islam
lesson number one, do not let your sin stop you. Lesson number two, have great positive thoughts. Lesson number three, always think good about Allah subhanho wa Taala.
I want to ask you this question.
This very, very critical question.
And that is with only 12 or 13 days to go or even less than
That in the days of Ramadan, what have you done? Or what are you going to do to earn the mercy of Allah? You see, we are all doomed unless we receive Allah's mercy. In this month the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said and authentic hadith. He said, may the person's nose be rubbed in the dust way that person's nose be rubbed in the dust three times, the one who comes to the end of Ramadan and is not forgiven by Allah. So we don't have a choice. We have to be forgiven by Allah, we need to earn his mercy. The question is, how and what are you going to do to earn the mercy of Allah in the 13 days that remain?
I want to ask you this question. Has anyone heard about the story of Solomon Elisa Salaam in the Quran? Have you heard the story of wood wood? Which is the wood pickup? What does Solomon say Allah quotes when a man saying in the Quran What the fuck Tada. He could not see where the toilet was the hood. The Woodpecker was for Kira, so he said man Yella What is wrong with me something wrong with my eyes? Is it possible to what what is not present today? My Leola around what's wrong? I can't see the Woodpecker today. Um, can I mean Alhaji bean? Or is he actually absent? That was the ban No, I will surely punish him. Right? Or he is going to come to me with a manifest excuse our TMDB futon a
movie or you will come to me that with a doctor's certificate, okay with something or the other that says you know what, I'm sorry, I was sick. So then the hook comes. And the hood says Allah says, bizarre to Ramallah musubi. He said I saw what they did not see. And I found a people in Yemen. And they were worshipping the sun and the moon and the stars. And the woman is a and the and the Malika she has a massive throne. Now, stay with me. Stay with me one minute, what would How big is the hood? How big is it would pick the I have actually researched this Thank you. Now I am not a zoo azula just but I have researched this point. And average Hood Hood weight is about 20 grands tiny,
tiny would pick up. Now where was Sulaiman le supersalon Sulayman was in
his in alkaloids in Jerusalem Sham around that area.
Which is in the north right of Makkah. Are you with me guys? Where did the hook go? The hood went around the world searching for who to give power to and the hood went to Yemen. How big is the distance between sharm and Yemen? 2000 kilometers. So 2000 kilometers, then 2000 kilometers. And then in the story.
Solomon gives the hood a letter to be given to the Queen of Sheba. So another 2000 and then back again 2000 1000 kilometres for a 20 gram burn. What have you done for Islam? Have you traveled 2000 kilometers your miskeen? Have you done it? sisters? Have you traveled 2000 kilometers for law? Oh what was a bird that is not even going to go to Gemini it's going to be turned into death from the Day of Judgment.
A word hood has not the quality of life that we have the blessings that Allah has given us. Have we done for Allah what the hood has done for Islam?
Have you got the desire to spread Islam like this? What would add? Have you got the fire and the burning to help align his Deen like this little bird had? My God Subhana Allah. Unbelievable. It reminds me of the question that was posed to do Abu Bakr radi Allahu Allahu Abu Bakar took over running the Omaha Messiah Salaam at the at the most difficult time. As you know the prophecies from was a great leader. He was a prophet of God. As soon as a great leader dies, everyone starts to think that they can take their affairs in their own hands. So when Abu Bakr when Rasulullah sysm died, three false prophets, three false prophets, one of them a female Prophet, she claimed to be a
prophet, testes, right? One of them a female Prophet, two male prophets. They decided to say that Hey, guys, you know what, we're prophets of God too. Yeah, Mohammed wasn't the only one solo Salam you
No hey you know what the Quran came to us to? We've got a separate Quran Subhana Allah three false prophets. At the same time people started to say, okay, we don't want to pay zakat. So Abu Bakar radi Allahu Allah Allah in His time, as soon as he took over the hill after he started 13 simultaneous battles 13 simultaneous battles to defend Islam. He had to otherwise Islam would would crush itself that people would mutiny 13 separate battles so Omar rhodiola came to him. Listen to this while lie these words must be burned in your heart and sisters in Islam, you must teach it to your children. And you find the husbands that speak with these words. And if they don't speak these
words, that husband is not good enough. You teach him to say these words because these are the words that should be written in gold ink listen to what he said. Our said your abubaker are you going to fight someone who says La ilaha illAllah Abu Bakar they are saying La ilaha illAllah Abu Bakr said, he said well, I I will not stop if they used to give a rope to Allah's Messenger. And they don't give it to me I will not stop until I take it from them listen to this, then almost said to him, say Abu Bakar but then why fight 13 battles. So Abu Bakr said, If I don't fight them, when Islam will shrink, and the oma will go down. And then look at the final word what he said. He said, we're Halle
Yoon Casa de noir Maha Yun.
And will this religion ever go down whilst I'm alive? Never said never Am I going to allow a slam to go down once to my life. Oh, my God, those words. While you know
why are you allowing Islam to go down wants to ally
is an Islamic in trouble today. 57 Muslim countries how many of them in war
57 Muslim countries how many Muslim in are refugees today? 6 million refugees 57 Muslim countries how many people don't have food to eat? How many orphans over 275 million orphans. According to the International Labor Organization. 1.2 billion people don't have enough food to eat today. of them. 760 million Muslims. chronic hunger every day. That means that don't have enough food to eat every day. Well, ha Yoon cosas de Juan Hi. And will I allow Islam to go down whilst I'm alive? Never will I never will
change your intention. Now.
If you didn't think I'm going to do something for Allah, change your intention.
You see, I've always learned in my life, that solving a problem 50% is actually understanding that there is a problem.
The other 50% starts to get better. As soon as we write it down that I'm going to I'm going to do something about it I'm gonna make a firm intention to change that's 25% and then when you when you add discipline, and you add action discipline and you add pace, urgency, then you've got the other 25% that's all you need. 50% is recognizing you have a fault 25% is actually putting your goals down and then the next 25% is actually executing with discipline and then adding pace a little bit of urgency to it call it the masala call it the spices that will catalyze your work and make you active. My brothers and sisters Islam will help you so demon Hi. never lie never.
I want to tell you
about this hobby called to fail him the amount of deucey to failure the amount of dose he was a man who was from the DOS tribe. He came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the third year of his draft third year, I'm sorry, third year of the prophets Prophethood. At that time, the propaganda machine was very strong against Islam like today, propaganda machine against Islam is very strong. You go to Australia where I'm from, and you will find everyday unfortunately something or the other in the news against Muslims or Islam. Unfortunately, very strong propaganda.
And so to fill up my hammer came to Makkah at that time they said to fail, don't listen to this man. He's much known. He said, Okay, I'll stay away from him. That to fail came and he wanted to come to the Kaaba to do tawaf and he saw Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam praying, and straight away the words came to his mind what a Buddha had said to Phil, don't listen to this man.
So Tocqueville said, What's wrong with you? You are an intelligent man. You can listen to him if he is mad when rejected if he's not mad, listen to him. Go and listen. So he heard the Prophet surgeon reciting Quran Listen to this. He heard the Prophet system reciting Quran and when he recited Quran,
Islam entered into his heart he went and he accepted Islam straight away.
And it was reported that the pale did not stay with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam except for three days, three days. On the third day, he said to Rasulullah, Salah, Yasser Allah sent me as a as a messenger back to my people to call them to Islam at those tribes, so that so that Allah Allah makes them into muslimeen. So the Prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala made to fail him the AMA deucey go back to the dose tribe to call them Islam. Half of them accepted Islam, the other half didn't accept Islam. amongst the people who accepted Islam was Abu hooray radi Allahu taala a doozy
so they're all of the hadith of Abu huraira. All of the reward of Abu huraira will be in the Misa has enough of this man called to fail of the hammer a doozy. Now, let me ask you this question was to fail in America to see this man as great as Abu huraira in memory? No. Did he know as much as Abu huraira? No, he stayed only three days with the prophets of Salaam Abu Zubaydah stayed three years with the officers. So they didn't know that much. But look, this is the bulk of our and to fail, didn't say, you know what, I don't have enough knowledge. I don't know what to do. I'm not educated. I'm not particularly eloquent. I don't have a good education. I'm not. I don't have a big title. I'm
not a noble man. I don't have big degrees. I don't have wealth and money and status and power. He didn't think of what was a problem he thought of what he could do, how he could hit the iron when it's what he thought about how he could help Islam straight away. Now ask yourself, Is this not a time that you need to behave like to fill in the AMA deucey at a time of Crossroads when the oma Mohammed Salah Salem is bleeding and crying for support and help and if you are searching for a means of earning Allah's mercy in the month of Ramadan, you don't have to look too far. Well hamdulillah in this beautiful city of Dubai, you have so much opportunity to become a great agent
for the cause of Allah subhanho wa Taala there is online.
There is a lot of hair and good in the people over here. Look at this claimer. Which elite country does this in the in the English language. Very rare, very, very difficult. It's lots of hair available. You're searching for a way to help the Obamas asylum. It's in front of your eyes, get involved. Do something or the other to get involved Don't be like the one who says my sins have worn me down. I don't know what to do. Don't rather be like to fail if I'm gonna do CB like imagine being the one who did not allow his sins to stop him and be like the Hood Hood. Like the bird who traveled and traveled and he did it because he found people worshipping the sun and the moons and then he
came to Solomon and said Alisha Salam and said, How can they worship Allah? Allah? Allah yes Judo de la isla de Hala Kahuna, any day don't worship Allah How strange The Hood Hood is saying how strange that these people they don't worship Allah subhana wa tada? Are we say that in Dubai, we don't have an opportunity to spread the Islamic tower here, obviously so much opportunity. So many organizations, so much opportunity. And my brothers and sisters, Islam, you can't let your dunya consume you. I'm a medical doctor, too. I'm telling you, when I go into surgery, I'm a trauma surgeon when I go into surgery, five hours it takes me minimum with one patient that's about to die
one patient five hours. It's not fast. It takes time. But I have learned to use my medicine as my tool not as my goal. So I don't let medicine control me I control it. Medicine is not what provides the money. Allah provides me money through medicine. If you work for bt British Telecom, then Vodafone doesn't pay for your salary. British Telecom pays for your salary you work for Allah, Allah pays for your studies stop giving the excuse of your life. Stop saying that your life is what is bearing you down nothing except your mind and your heart.
That's where the problem is. There's a lot of dirt here and there's a lot of dirt here. A lot of crap a
lot of false ideas.
A lot of false beliefs, you've got to throw them out. And you throw them out with the two things that I told you be positive.
And number two, is to have good thoughts about Allah. Yehuda, shaquil. Islam even taymiyah Rahim Allah, He says, people who do lots of good, they have good thoughts about Allah. And because they have good thoughts about Allah that makes them do good, but people who have evil and they think bad about Allah, it gives them bad thoughts about Allah that makes them do bad. An example he gave him Allah. He said she started because people have bad thoughts about Allah. How is that? Because you call upon Allah to Allah, give me a wise give me a heart, give me a life. Give me a health Give me your making block to Allah, that Allah is delaying giving it to you. Because of this, you're
impatient. So you say okay, I'm going to call on someone else. I'm going to call on this guy in the grave. What I'm going to call him this idol. What I'm going to call on in the husband, p de la just made up a name. Okay, I'm going to call him because he's going to answer because he is more sympathetic to me that Allah, so you look for others who have sympathy for your condition. But these people can't even create a fly. And if a fly took something away from them, they cannot even bring it back. My brothers and sisters Islam, we have no excuse, but to have good thoughts about Allah. If you have bad thoughts about it, let's have slippery slope to shake. If you have good thoughts to
lie, it's a fast way climb all the way to
my brothers and sisters, Islam. Let me finish off by what I wanted to tell you all with some practical advice. Three things I want you to go back home with today. Okay, three points of advice. I want you to take back today to practically actually change to hit the RN when it's hot in the last days that remain. The first thing I want you to do is do what the man did the one who killed 99 people then he killed 100. Right? He killed 100 101. Then what he went to the to the scholar and said, I want to repent. What do I do is that go to that city? There are good people there. Right? So the first way to get out of your your surroundings. First way to get away from your circumstances is
be with good people in Dubai. I know there's a lot of good people. I have seen them. I've met them myself, find them. Be with them. Get involved into a Dhow organization, get involved into a project, get involved doing something or the other that can help the oma Mohammed wasallam you have no excuse. I don't care what age you are. My father is sick. It's 59 years old, and he still gets involved in the dour. At the age of 59 is memorizing the Quran? He has memorized over the over a third of the Quran by himself. If he can do it, why can't you?
If he can do it? Why can't you? Don't give me excuses of age? Don't say okay, better, better. You go and do it. It's for you what you don't have to go to gender.
You don't have to go to gender. And what your daughter is going to take you to Jenna. She can't even defend herself on the Day of Judgment. You're going to defend her. Are you going to defend yourself? ain't gonna happen. You need to do it yourself. You need to do it yourself. Imagine soccer fields. 55 years old. I'll be 55 years old when he did what you did. How old are you?
How old are you? There is no age that is too late. It was said about one of the MFIs of of Egypt. Sheikh Mohammed Al Rahim Allah passed away. He was one of the mysteries of Egypt many years ago at the age of 5656. Shehata we used to ferry the people between the two banks of the river Nile and the students from us herd would come from one side they wanted to go to the other side because their homes were there and he would ferry them for one course. So used to see them debating about Islam in the in the in the boat. So he felt this huge, deep need in his heart. Say I really want to help Islam. I am so attracted to what they're talking about the deen he started studying Islam at the age
of 56 at the age of 74 he became the Mufti of Egypt.
What's your problem? How old are you? What's your problem? What's the problem? Come to me I'm a medical doctor. Give me some medication, you'll be fine. Little bit of pain relief little panadol did a brief aluna Finnegan Whatever you need, guys. Okay. Stop giving excuses. Stop thinking like the Hood Hood. This little bird. Stop thinking like that sacrifice passion. That is how you're going to become different. Lesson number one, get involved with something doesn't matter who you are. You will
Old Auntie or you are a handsome young man, it doesn't matter. Go ahead and work with Allah subhanho wa Taala find the people and work with them. There's a lot of good people here number two.
Lesson number two.
The best way to love the Torah is to give away the dunya one of the greatest opportunities that I'm Yvonne is the is the is the opportunity of South Africa. You must call yourself a solid, the righteous, righteous self, they used to say that the love of the dunya and the love of the Akira like two scales, when one is heavy, the other one is like when the other one is too heavy. The other one is like you can't love the dunya and the opera equally. If you love the opera more, you're gonna love the dunya less. If you love the dunya more, you're gonna love the opera less. So let's love the Euro more in this month of Ramadan specially at a time when the old man needs a lot of help.
Three weeks ago, I was in Cali in France. But four weeks ago I was in Cali in France. I went there not to see the Eiffel Tower. Kelly in France is on the north east of France, which is on the border of the English Channel. And the tunnel underneath that goes to England. And I was there because 6000 refugees were there 6000 refugees. And I went there and I saw in what condition they were living.
And Subhanallah they were they were living in a place called the jungle. And they called it's called jungle because the place is a jungle will lie and they were living like animals. And I asked them what do you need? The first thing the
first thing we need is food. Food when they asked me for food. I was so ashamed like
the second thing that said is I need any hot water for a shower just once a week, please, we don't have water for shower. We just want to make the hotter every day make them and for
them instead of odo Subhanallah second thing one is water, clean water for a shower. Third thing they said was a third thing you need is that we just need our brothers and sisters to come to us and tell us about Allah. Because my our hearts waver because we lose faith in Allah is that we need someone to remind us not to lose faith in Allah. Because the prophets of God were tested worse than us. And so that's what we need one law, he will lie he will lie. He put shame in my face. So when I was in Cali in France, I met a brother called Jamal. Jamal is the brother from Malaysia. He is a engineer in UK. He came to Cali in France for three days. He said I'll give three days, like any one
of us can say Okay, you know what we'll do four days, three days. So he went there for three days with his family to look after the people that cooked food for them. When I met him three weeks ago, four weeks ago, he was there for eight months. So I asked him, What do you mean eight months? What are you doing?
He had his kids with him in the camp. He was cooking for the people, 2000 people, he cooks for them every day. So I said Jamal, do you have an organization? No. Where do you get the food as Allah provides? And people are bringing in raw materials. I just cooked for them. I said, What made you stay there for eight months? He said, You know what? These poor people, they're benefiting me. So how are they benefiting? You will like these are his words. He said, when I wash the dishes, my hands are getting clean. And I smiled. And then he said when they eat I get to eat. They're feeding me. I said, Yeah, Jamal, you have enough. So you have the soul which is so happy with Allah. And
that is the soul but you know deserves to go to gender. And this is what we want. And then when I saw Jamal, that's when I realized that's when I realized why it doesn't matter. You giving money just like that. It's not enough. You also have to feed the orphan. You have to brush your head over the hair of an orphan. You have to go and clean out
you have to
despite the fact that he was
cleaning house of a blonde woman, and because she was blind he didn't cover his face and the woman is to say to you surely the halifa instead of Omar, you should be the halifa you look after me more than Omar does.
You look after me more than Omar does. Allah Subhana Allah allow the lesson number two your whining give something of the dunya away regular sada and charity. Ma na casa madam in South Africa, your wealth will come back to you the old man needs that love now, it desperately does what am while him Haku Milo Lisa 11 mushroom in their wealth is an amount well known for the
Ones who need an ask. Yeah Billa unsnap wolastoq shemini the solar system said, he said oh belong to a slave. He said Give, give and don't ever be afraid that the one who has the throne will ever withhold from you. Give give give brothers and sisters Islam. I'll Murphy the lease or the puppy omo kiama person is in the shade of his of his Southern on the Day of Judgment. So find out places that are collecting money for people that need help. And give that to Allah subhanho wa Taala and give that in the month of the last 10 nights last night stuff on Monday. Correct. So how do you do it? Let's say let's say you want to give 10,000 dirhams away. My advice is give $1,000 home every night.
Don't give 10,001 night give $1,000 home every night. You spread your risk. Don't they say that you spread your bets you don't buy one share. Don't just buy Apple share, buy a lot of shares. I mean if you just buy Apple share, like I did alone Stan will see that. Okay, but if you if you spread your risk, then you get the job. Because what happens is if you buy and if you donate 1000 they're home every single night than one of the nights it is going to be either insha Allah right? And so call us 1000 times it by 1000 months have you done the sums I calculated a profit approximately 4.9 billion
4.9 billion Durham's is what you can give to Allah this last 10 nights if you give 1000 then hums every night. Now who is going to find that difficult? insha Allah insha Allah, we can do it. And even if we don't have the 1000 that hums a mic, we can find 10 friends who gave us 100. Durham's at night, right, we can be the means of doing it. So we maximize our adjure you're a beast and and sudo NACA Allah by the head, we're going to help you a lot even if it's after a little while but we're going to help you Allah, we're going to help you run mazara Jani, a severe, strong, healthier Allah, and we're going to help you you're up in this month of Ramadan. So South Africa, South Africa in the
last 10 nights with lots of money away, divided up into 10 portions so you maximize your opportunity for connecting with Allah in the nightlife. The last point, last practical advice I have for you, you could even take care of him Allah.
He said it is obligatory on every Muslim who wants to go to ultrapulse Allah Allah Who wants to go to alter those and Allah to have a secret deed that is between him or her and Allah alone secret? No one knows about it except that person and Allah.
No one not even your wife Do not tell you but specially your wife
Do not tell you and wife, specially your husbands do not do this. Just don't. How and what are those deeds? It could be SATA.
It could be like what Mr. rhodiola? Did we went secretly to a disabled person's house and it cleaned her house? It could be fasting. In the month of Ramadan. It was said about even Abby Laila, Ravi, Allah tala know that He fasted for 40 years and his wife did not know.
How did you find that after 40 years? Well, what happened was on the day that he died, the poor people came to
the What do you call it the con or the place where he used to do his business and said, Hey, where's the guy who's to give us lunch? So what do you mean? So there was a guy here who was like this and red beard, blah, blah, blah, oh, he passed away. Oh, then who's gonna give us lunches? What do you mean lunch? It's Don't you know, for the last 40 years, we've been coming, and he's been giving us lunch. And his wife says, Subhanallah every day for 40 years, I did a food for him a pack, thinking he's going to have lunch at work.
And he has been taking that food and giving it away every single day and he's been fasting for 40 years. La ilaha illAllah. Where is your secret deed between you and Allah?
sisters in Islam, remember, obey the law, the law, the wife of Haruna Rashid, it was said that Zubaydah was a very righteous woman, extremely righteous woman. And one of the things that she did made a very popular, what did she do that made it very popular she went for, for, for Hajj one day. One of the years she went for Hajj when she went for had she saw arafat and I thought it was very hot and the Hajaj had no water, no water and she dug dug dug she got people to dig no wells, no water was coming out. So what did she do? She said next hudge she had tributaries dug from Euphrates River in all the way in Iraq all the way up canal Can you imagine 1000s of kilometres
As from Iraq all the way because where's the next next water and it's in the river Nile which is got a it's got a big ocean in between right? So you can't get the water so they had a big canal that all the way from Iraq to other parts. So all the hydrogen out of Allah forgives obey, Allah forgives the beta because they really benefited from the what just what? So the way that died one day and we all are going to die. So the student of Zubaydah saw Zubaydah in their dream and said yes. What did Allah do with you? Zubaydah said in the dreams that Allah has forgiven me. So the students said to her, Zubaydah, did Allah forgive you because of that amazing canal that you dug all the way from
Iraq all the way to the plains of arafat? He said no,
no, Allah didn't accept that.
Because everyone praised me for it I loved and accepted. So then what did Allah forgive you for? This Allah forgive me for two records that I used to pray at the depths of the night when no one knew.
La Ilaha Illa
Yara Bo Allah bless us with a deed that is between you and us only Allah, please protect this deed from the eyes of mankind durable Allah mean, protect this ddrb and let us hate to tell people about this deed like we hate to be thrown into the fire Yeah, Allah or Allah give us that deed through which you will give us all for those who are like me a secret deed between us and you know what should know about it? Except you uribl me bless us with that. And with that, I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us of those people who benefit from this Ramadan. Don't forget the three points of advice. Get involved with with good people. Make sure you give the money away, get involved in
regular charity every month, every day give some sort of charity. And number three, a secret deed between you and Allah alone.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala give us the inspiration of imagine after coffee. I mean Allah subhanho wa Taala give us the hard work and the vigor and the passion have to fail in the AMA do see me Allah subhanho wa Taala give us the unending hard work and desire for success and for Islam and for Allah azza wa jal like that of that little bird, the Hood Hood in the time of Solomon Ellis with Islam, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala create leaders amongst us like the examples of Abu Bakar The one who said will you be on a high noon zachman lahave dharwad al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa sallam Nabina Muhammad
insha Allah now we will have question as the session we've got about 20 minutes and I'd like you to inshallah, just keep in mind with your questions on the topic. Now don't get into all these different questions we can have to make benefit of all. inshallah, if somebody would like to pose a question, then limit that question to the topic in sha Allah
will have the first one from the others and then followed by the sisters. Try to keep your question as short as possible please.
Also while posing the question, the others may give their name and their profession so that we can understand the background of your question as well.
There's a mic over there on my right towards the
towards the right and shall I say there's a brother who has a question then please proceed to the mic.
If the sisters would like to take a lead then inshallah we'll have one question from the sisters first.
The sisters Mike is towards the end they placed them they're not bringing them close is because of the camera recordings in sha Allah there's a place made specific for that so please proceed to the question Mike
it makes make this fast and Charlotte take benefit I'm sure it can be that you have heard Mashallah. Somebody wants to understand what they should be doing with their lives you've got shared mentioned so many things in Charlotte's a good indicator Good point, to inshallah pose your question and also make the others benefit from that from the answer that the chef will give inshallah.
Is there anybody who has questions from the brothers?
Okay, there's about
one to live
and satisfy is different. Both are different or
we can give the cart and that is enough and we have to be, it means satisfy is different. We will give up
Another sub call can use my relation like your brother sisters and my family members. I can give some thought to my family members.
This man Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah, he was so happy he wore Manuela
Marist brothers asking about Southern cotton Zakat, and what's the difference in the in the Moroccan period when the card was not clarified.
The same name was used which is sockets. And what was meant by sockets was an amount of of charity that is due from your wealth, and the amount was left up to the person to decide how much in Medina Allah subhana wa tada clarified how much minimum is obligatory minimum is obligatory, and he used a special name for it. He called it zakat. Many of the times the Quran uses names for the cut for the names the cut as well. So in the Masada cottolin for for our Masaki and will Amina Allah, verse number 113. In Surah
insuite October is a verse where Allah azza wa jal uses the word set apart for the cut shows, therefore it's interchangeable and you know which one Allah is referring to from the context. So the cut is the minimum amount of sadaqa that you must give minimum amount for anyone who loves Allah and the messenger, and who loves the orchestra. He should want to give more than that. How much do the Christians give? Do you know how much Christians give? Christians today give 20% of their income for spreading Christianity, the evangel evangelists calls in America 15% of Americans are evangelists now, and they give approximately 20% of their wealth for spreading Christianity. Now if you're going
to just give 2.5% of Muslims are not as wealthy or most of us are not as wealthy, as many of the Western Christians are, then Islam is going to be weak. So don't just give 2.5% give more inshallah, that's my my advice. Allah subhanho wa Taala says no Quran wamena nassima. Yet, under the new head bone a honker hope Billa one la de la mano a shadow of Bonilla, verily for mankind, of those people who have taken Gods other than Allah, they love them as they should love Allah, those who love those who believe they love Allah even more. So if the Christians love their gods this much, we should love our God even more than they love. We should give more mice my request my brothers and sisters
Islam is to revive the giving of Abu Bakar and armor is to revive the giving aboubaker please use what you need now by your card and your house. But you don't need more than that. Why do we need two homes and three cars and, and so much wealth? give them away for Allah subhanho wa Taala give 50% of your wealth away. I mean, we have the examples of some very, very wealthy people today giving most of the wealth away. We have the example of Bill Gates giving 99% of his wealth away with the example of
you know, the richest man
giving all of his wealth away. What's his name, Warren Buffett giving 99 or almost 99.5% of his wealth away from the muslimeen we recently had Solomon arogya be happy Lala who gave over $13.5 billion of his wealth away. So I'll give you a wealth away. And here is what I I discovered what I discovered. I mean, it's not a discovery, by the way, that it's just the experience of life and experience of life is don't leave your wealth for your kids. I mean, give them good education, let teach them how to make money. Let them make their own money. How many of us are today enjoying the wealth of our families or or back home? How many of our grandparents their wealth is still stuck
from some court case or something and still not divided up? Isn't that the isn't the case? My grandfather was very, very wealthy. But I meant to I meant to be like super rich. But at the end of the day, my grandfather's wealth was divided up and scrupulous unscrupulous people and etc, etc. and Subhanallah now I haven't even benefited from it. What was the Belka in it? No Baraka, no Baraka and you know, my my son has an iPad and I have an iPad. his iPad is beautiful, no scratches, always full, full battery. my iPad is scratched
crapped on the screen, no battery charged, what's going on? What I've realized is that my son likes his own wealth more than my wealth. He treats his wealth better than he treats my wealth. So at the end of the day, how many of us are actually living in the houses of our grandparents? Are our fathers? Do you like your father's home? Or are you the one waiting to sell it? Then with your new wife, you want to buy a new mansion somewhere in Dubai? Which one is it? To speak the truth? You know the truth? The truth is you don't like your home that much you like your mom's cooking? Yes, that's fine. But not the house. You want your own fashionable modern house, the one with the lift
inside the one with the tool and you know, the swimming pool. Your father was like, What swimming pool Man, what a waste of water. You know, you're a new modern family, you want your swimming pool. And so as a result, you have to cream. My advice is to give them wealth. Now, my children, I told them guys, none of you are going to get my wealth. All of you gonna get great education. I'm going to make sure you go to the best universities. I'm going to make sure I teach you how to make money. I'm also going to make sure whilst I'm alive, that each one of you has made some money so you can buy your homes and whatever else you need. But my wealth, I'm going to give it to Allah and His
Messenger because if we don't do this, if we don't revive the giving of Abu Bakr Omar, this generation is doomed. We must revive it we must revive our path we must revive the giving. And this had to be done in a big way cannot be done in a small way. Zavala had
to take the next question from the sister.
Sir Annie to ask about charity and Zika for instance, of brother or sister, they have taken some loan and they are not able to pay back and also they're running from it. So is it okay to give them that the car so they can pay off that loan? And also, I want to know that we do a lot of charity. But is it important to make money of giving the card? Or we can count that? Yes, we're giving enough charity that's part of the
okay example of a reseller. And Rahim. It's a great question. For people who have debts, you must pay your debt. And that takes precedence over everything else. But you know what I tend to do when I have debt, I tend to give a little bit of setup as well. Then I say, Oh Allah, you are the rich and I am the poor, you pay my debt yada.
Okay, you pay my debt, so everyone can afford it. Even when you are in debt, you're still eating right?
You still you're still eating right? Come on, you still got a spare tire in your car, right? You've got something or the other you can give to Allah and His messenger. So continue to give small sadaqa even if it'd be a very tiny amount. Let me tell you when I was a medical student in Australia, this was in 1994. And I got into it and the Bosnian War had started the Bosnian War. Anyone remember the Bosnian wars panela the Bosnian War. And I remember as a medical student becoming practicing Muslim at that time, I started sponsoring an orphan at that time, one orphan from Bosnia. I don't know perhaps the Baraka Allah has given me the honor Allah has given me might be because of that one good
deed that I used to do. Right? And that's what Allah talks about. Allah, Dena Yun, Chico, Nafisa, rah, rah, well, corvina Viva La Vina and in us, voila, who you have seen in the Apollo era. The scholars have said in this verse, let me tell you that the translation, those who give in the times of ease and the times of difficulty, right, and those who forgive people and know Allah loves those who are not singing those who righteousness YOLO assadi Rahim Allah sadly one of the scholars that have said about this verse, he said, This verse is a proof to become a mortal sin, you must give sadaqa even when you have a bra when you have difficulty
and that is when you truly prove that you don't want this you believe more in Allah, you're more tawakoni Allah then you have tawakkol in your money. What is the vocal? The vocal means I trust Allah more than I trust the money in my pocket? Do you trust the money in your pocket? Do you trust Allah?
And that's very important question for us to ponder on of t. So my suggestion is even when you have some debt give small piece of the pie at the very least. Secondly, can you give sadaqa and then just say okay, the cut is from them? No, you should not because it's an obligatory deed. So give the sub gift as a card with the intention of the card with the clear intention because an Riba requires intention while moving capacity hmm and all the affairs of bytes intention, and so as a result, the event that requires
A firm intention So give us a cut clearly calculated Do you know when to let told us it gives a cut? He did not just ask you to give the money he did something else. Number one he asked us to calculate it. So we know our wealth. So we know how much money we're doing. Number two, he asked us to find the people so we can give it
so you got to do all of that to the it's not just Okay, I've got to give the card how much just the bank balance 2.5% transfer it to Islamic Islamic affairs. It's not like that. It's a bit more than that. It's a bit more involved. Think about what the cut means. Allah says in the Quran hosemann am while he himself saga pattern to the hero whom what was the key him we have a solid de la him in la sala take a second alone. Verse number 103 in Surah Tauba. So this verse means take from their wealth, a sadhaka that purifies them and makes their money wholesome and purifies the insights was totally under him. Pray for them. Verily prayer is a mercy for you. You're called. Rahim Allah Allah
Baba Baba. We said in the Tafseer of this verse. He said, here Allah tells us to give Zakat so that we go from the Manzella till Muna 15 ilaha illa de Raja till move meaning a solid hain and machining. Okay, this is the reason who give take from their wealth, a saga that purifies the airport, what is saga except a purity not only for our wealth, but also for our insights. So it's got to be with the intention in Charlotte Zakouma locket is
shaped by the first Best Male question I wanted to know. Is there okay to give the car to my brother or sister who are not willing to pay their loan? Can I give my car to pay off their loan? Okay, anyone who can inherit from you, and you can inherit from them? Right? Opposite anyone who you can inherit from them, you must not give them zakat. Because then there is the danger that you can inherit from them. Does that make sense? And that was the third we'll come back to you. And so those sort of people, you have to give them some data. So your brother and sister it's permissible because they are distant relative. And at the end of the day, if you have children, your brother and sister
that stops you from your wealth going to them, and if they have kids, it stops their sadaqa coming to you their inheritance coming to you. Correct. So therefore, it is permissible to give to brothers and sisters. However, listen to this, listen to me very carefully. Listen to me very carefully.
I don't know who you are. But perhaps you're from the Indian Pakistani subcontinent? If you are, then every one of us has family members who needs a cup. And they're always telling us though pasado de basado marillac. Li Oh, is that right? Or not? Why are you laughing? Guys? Because it's true.
It's true, isn't it? Give me too much. Two pieces of money, two pieces of money. And please, what have you brought from in the airport before Salaam? It'll be like what have you got for me? Right. And it's true, because you know what some of them are in need. But please do not waste to the car perpetually giving it to just your family in that manner. Give it institutionally, so it's directed towards poverty otherwise, last 10 years have been giving them the cut. This hasn't helped help them properly get them out of debt properly, so you don't have to keep on giving them a cut every year. Well, language Allah, Allah knows best.
can we give this a cut to non Muslims? I mean, is it accepted as the Katara. So one of the categories of non Muslims that it is permissible to give the car to is more or less at equilibrium. And upon the opinion of the majority of the scholars of Islam, this is permissible in the Hanafi madhhab, the more left equilibrium has been made abrogated. However, this is not a strong position, the strongest strongest position is that what are left with equilibrium are still there. And so as a result, while epilobium don't have to be Muslim, in, in the same way, in the same way, that our millena Allah, those that are working for the cause of the cup, not all of them might be Muslim, for
example, an accountant that is doing the Zakat fund, some of them might be non Muslims. Does that make sense? And as a result, they might be able to be given a cut from it from the cut in order to be in order to help the the institution of the cut itself. But according to the vast majority of Mr. Islam, the fukada and masakan of non Muslims are not liable from the first two categories in the Masada cottolin for kurama second Fukuyama section does not include non Muslims includes Muslims only, and this is the strongest opinion and this is my view as well. Hello talana.
Probably we have just time for one question. We'll take the one from the sisters. If there's nobody at that mic then inshallah we'll go back to the brothers
We have a question on behalf of Australia. She's asking, Is it permissible for wife to secretly given charity particularly when she's now working out of the household expenses that her husband gives her?
And the second part of a question is, can this car be given outside of the Ramadan?
Sorry, God, can they delay it to give after Ramadan? Okay.
All right. Okay. The first question is an interesting one. And I remember you know, in my own cash my wife used to do that you know,
and I was like, well noticing what 100 ringgit missing every every day is what's going on.
And you know, my wife was trying to do that. Look, guys,
if it's a small amount, inshallah, that's okay. Small amount. This is a job for you and for your husband inshallah. Okay, so I encourage you if it's a small amount from household expenses hamdulillah you should give that away Well, I am not running my own and they stopped the maroon which is small. What's my own? My own for a typical family might be 10 10 billion for example, Macedonia is something small, so 10 ring it up to that do not argue okay 200,000 10,000 Fine, then you need to you know, seek the permission of your husband to give that away but some small things my own, then no, you don't need your husband's permission for my own Willa hotel item. You can give
that small away even regularly inshallah that's number one. Number two is Zakat outside of Ramadan and that is the Assam the apostle is also meaning the most important the basic priority is as a cut is meant to be given after a hole which is a lunar lunar year so you're meant to give the cut throughout the year not only in ramadan ramadan is only given because you know we use Ramadan as a means of coming closer to Allah doubling our reward, tripling our reward etc. and as a result we like to give a Ramadan but don't do it that way Don't make the mistake in rich in Ramadan and then poor throughout Ramadan. That's not right gives your Zakat regularly throughout the year inshallah
tada that is my advice sakamaki
inshallah, as I now like to request chef doctor from the Islamic affairs and charitable activities department to kindly present the set because in appreciation for the speakers have come on this Ramadan gathering inshallah show Dr. Ouma