Tom Facchine – Hadith Series – #32 – Do You Worship Money or Allah

Tom Facchine
AI: Summary © Speaker 2 discusses the negative impact of money on people's happiness and satisfaction, citing the Prophet Muhammad's actions to alert the world to a fundamental human tendencies and teach people to take their own values and hold their own. They suggest that people should not be alarmed by the negative impact of money and that attached heart and pleasure to money is the best course of action to achieve their goals.
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Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam said days after dinner, he said, ruined or cursed is the slave of money. The now is currency. They used to use the time of the Prophet Muhammad's allies. And that he explains in the Hadith, what he means by saying, if he gets it, he's happy. And if he doesn't get it, he's not happy. He's not pleased. The Prophet Mohammed says Saddam is alerting us to a fundamental human tendency to attach our self worth our happiness or satisfaction to our finances, our money, what's coming in, what we're spending it on, etc. And he's telling us that this is a mistake. And it's one that will ruin your life in this world. And the next, potentially, we in

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reality should separate those two things, our happiness and our income. What's spiritually significant about that is that there's a certain assumption that's being made, we assume that we're the masters of our own destiny. And so we put out effort, and we work. And then when we get the money, we're happy with it, right. And then so if we don't get the money, something happens, your car breaks down, you can't get to work, your job is going through a contraction, you get laid off, or maybe even the whole industry is gone, because some new technology kind of came about and replaced you. Now you're sad. Now you're stressed out, you're worried because you were relying on

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yourself, you believed in yourself, you believe that you were creating your own happiness and your own wealth. And since that was your belief, now that some sort of external circumstances have occurred, you're left in despair, you didn't realize that Allah subhanaw taala was the one in control the whole time you went to work, Allah is the one that paid you, right? allows the one that enabled your car to be going every single morning to work allows the one that made the industry that you're in profitable, that you could even have employment in that industry in the first place. And so if you do get laid off, or the company contracts, or the economy shifts, and the industry goes

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away, are you in despair? If you trust Allah? No, you're not because you know that Allah can raise a new industry, he can put you in a new job, he can take care of you. It's all up to him. He's able, and he loves you. And he cares about you, and He has mercy for you. And so you don't fall into despair. So the person who worships money, the person who ties all their happiness to money, they've got a whole metaphysical package of problems going on, right? They're relying on themselves and not relying on Allah. And it's only a matter of time before it catches up with them, and it's setting them up for misery. The right thing to do is to attach your heart and your pleasure to Allah. And if

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you do that, you'll find that you're always going to be satisfied no matter what's going on around you.

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