Tom Facchine – Ayah Series #08 – Surah Al-Masad

Tom Facchine
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the importance of success in life and how it does not mean approval from the centers of authority. The success in life is not just a result of approval from the external world, but rather a result of a hearted decision to live in a grave. The success in life is linked to past experiences and gratitude for gratitude.
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One of the main points of sorts and method is that your success in this worldly life is not an indication of approval from the Creator. You can have all the money in the world, you can be rich beyond imagination, you can have all the power in the world, it does not mean that you're going to have an easy time in the afterlife. It doesn't also mean that you're damned to *, just because you're successful in life. But Allah reminds us time and time and time again, that there is no correlation between the two at all, there is no correlation. Being rich does not make you more likely to be in heaven. Being rich does not make you more likely to be anywhere it has to do with

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the things that you choose, your beliefs, your sincerity, the quality of your heart. And so in this particular chapter, we have a particular example of that one of the uncle's of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, Abu Lahab. And the key thing that Allah says in the Surah is that his money is not going to benefit him, nor all the things that he earned,

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that look at the things why the things that he gained in this life. What did they do to him? Was he grateful for them? No, he rejected the one who gave it to them to him in the first place. Was he thankful that he expressed gratitude? No, in fact, the opposite he became arrogant, he thought it was all because of him, or because of his identity, his tribe, his race, his color, whatever it is, pick one. We all do it. And so Allah says, everything that you've got in this world, it's not going to benefit you. It's not going to benefit you in the afterlife at all. And the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that once you die, everything that you've done in this life is

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over, your money is not going to follow you, past your grave. Your family is not going to follow you, all these sorts of things that you accumulated in this life, and you've placed a lot of importance on in this life. Once you die, you're in the grave. It's all over. And now it's just about how is your heart? Where are you grateful? Where are you thankful? And you're going to have to meet your Lord and own up to what you did.

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