Allah’s Wealth Distribution Plan
Channel: Yasir Qadhi
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the story is well known we're not going to go there today. But the story is of course of a group of wealthy people who owned a fancy garden. And they decided that one day they're going to go and have you know, CF store fund in the garden. But they didn't want to give anything of the fruits to the poor, right. So Elia, Colin, yo Malik Comiskey and make sure that no miskeen comes so that we have to give him any money. They were very stingy about the wealth that they had. And this reality of the tension between wanting wealth and the tension between wanting to preserve wealth and also giving wealth. This is one of the standard motifs of the whole Quran, the concept of wealth, wealth
accumulation and wealth management and wealth distribution. It is something that troubles every single one of us and the end of the day, we all love money. In the end of the day, we want money and the test of money and the trials of money is one of the greatest trials of this world. Allah subhana wa Tada mentions in the Quran that he is the Kaabil and the boss it's the one who gives the one who withholds Allah Who Inara Baca Yep, so tourists collimation demon Yasha oyakodon your Lord decides who to give this to and who not to give it his to interrupt Becca Yeah, the Soto risk. So your Rob is the one who decides who to give the risk and who to keep it away from and Allah azza wa jal says
in the Quran, whom Jaco Simona Rama Tara big, are they the ones in charge of distributing Allah's Rama Allah that is are they the ones? No Henoko some Boehner Homer Isha Tom Phil hair to dunya we are the ones who distributed their Maisha. Manisha here means their careers Maisha here means their methods of earning money now hello Kasam nabina humare Chateau for an heir to dunya Allah is the one saying we decided everyone's track we decided everyone's way of earning money and how much money they're going to earn. We're the ones who have decided not Hanukkah seminar Vina Houma Isha for hydrogen. Yeah, we're awash
in dollar jet, and we raised some of them over others. We are the ones who decided the hierarchy why Leah Turkey the battle go home Bhagwan So Korea so that some could take advantage of others and use the services of others. Right. So so he here means from the sphere not from Seoul, Korea, which means to laugh or make fun of it for the Arabs in the audience. For us to move home. So Korean with the customer, you used to make fun of them. That's what the customer over here, the attacker the Bhagavatam. So Korea with Obama, so So Korea is different than South Korea. So Korea here means so that you can utilize other people right? You can take advantage of other people a poverty says. So
the rich need to take advantage of the knowledge of the poor, and the poor take advantage of the wealth of the rich, right. So if you are a multimillionaire, you still need to get your car fixed. You need to get your clothes tailored, you need to get your plumbing last week rod to get our plumbing done, right. Doesn't matter how much money you have, you cannot fix your own faucets, can you? So the plumber comes to your house, right? This is so Korea over here, he needs you. You need him. The both of you need each other. And Allah is saying, I am the one who decided I'm the one who did all of this variety. If all of you had the same you wouldn't be able to live. If all of you had
the same talents, the same Asia the same reason society would collapse. So ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada mentioned it is from his mother and his wisdom, and he knows what to give whom. And he knows what is best for everybody. As Allah says in the Quran, what overthought Allah Horace Collier iba de la how HOLE FILL order, if Allah were to give him his it is to all of his event, if Allah were to open up the door, and give you whatever what would happen lebuh HOLE FILL order, they would have caused evil in this earth, they would have caused evil in this earth, while I can use zero the other in my shop, but Allah sends down because he knows he is the one in charge Maya Shah, he decides who gets what.
So the Quran lays out for us a very simple reality that Allah knows who to give what and Allah knows who to withhold and how much to withhold. Now, this leaves us with the other side of the equation, which is we don't know Yes, Allah knows but we don't know. So our
Are we expected to sit back and do nothing? Are we expected to be content with whatever our situation is? And their responses. This is where the delicate balance comes in. And it is a delicate balance. There are two extremes on the one extreme, the secular mindset who doesn't believe in God, or even Muslims who don't have consciousness of Allah, they are greedy, and they have no ethical values, they have no ethical barriers, and they're only interested in maximizing and on the other hand, you have those who say, Oh Allah, if Allah wills I'm gonna get if Allah was I won't get it without doing anything to get to the goal. The Muslim is always between hope and fear. You hope that
you you're gonna get your what you want, but you're fearful you will not get it you put in the effort, but you put your trust in Allah subhana wa Tada and it is somewhat of a middle ground. Some would say a contradiction, but it's not a contradiction, because outwardly you don't know your color. Inwardly you accept your color. Outwardly you work and you put in the effort you want the job you better make sure you're qualified for it. You get the degree for it, you strive in your workplace for it, you want the promotion you better make sure that your bosses know how qualified you are. So you put in the manpower you put in the the effort you put in all of the skills but now
suppose you don't get the promotion somebody else got it. That's where your inner Eman kicks in. That's where your belief and Kadar in Rebecca Yep, so tourists Kadima and Yasha it was Allah's cada that he got it and you didn't get it. So this is where we get to this fine balance. And we have to at some level, accept Allah's decree now for how long do we accept no give you an example. You want to position a job? You keep on applying for it, you don't get it? For how long do you keep on applying before you say you know what, it wasn't written for me. Our scholars said there is no hard and fast rule. But in reality, the movement the Motoki, the one who is a following the Shetty of
ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. It is as if his inner conscience tells him it is as if he gets a feeling that you know what, I really don't need this job anymore. I got a better job over here. You keep on striving and you never give up as long as you think that that is going to be for your favor. You never give up until you yourself start feeling inwardly that further let me give you an example. Suppose you wanted a job in I don't know Google, whatever, like the dream company. Okay, there is no Google in Dallas. That's why I can give that example right. Suppose you wanted a job in in Google you applied for that job, and you didn't get it in the meantime, you got a job in you know, a local
company here. Okay, a year goes by and in that year, you're disappointed I wanted that job in Google in that year. But guess what's going to happen slowly but surely life is gonna go group good for you. You're gonna get accustomed to handle our beautiful community, you will realize I don't want to move to California earthquakes, what not? I actually like it over here and your own desire for that job is going to diminish right. This is a sign of Allah's Kedah, that you know what Allah knew what was best for you. Allah knew this was better for you and your own desire wanes away it goes down. This is now you accept Allah SCADA. Suppose it doesn't go away. Suppose you're still interested. No
problem. You keep on applying and you keep on applying and you keep on applying because there's no limit to desiring the job. However, deep down inside there must still be an acceptance if you don't get it. And this is a beautiful balance that our religion it tells us to be I call it halal, greedy, it's my own term Halal greedy, you can be greedy for risk, but it must be an Halal way means what you try in a halal manner. And you accept Allah has called it if you don't get it, right. That's the beauty of our Shetty out and in the story, going back to the story and then we're done in sha Allah. In this story as well. We learn one of the mechanisms, the story of the garden, we learn one of the
mechanisms to preserve wealth, right? The reason why Allah destroyed the baraka of their wealth was because they wanted to be stingy. And they said we're not going to give any money to any poor people. So Allah showed them I don't need this from you then right and that's why in the story itself, they themselves regretted and they said in Hakuna body mean we made a mistake. And the tone of the story indicates Allah gave them a second chance and Allah gave them their wealth back so that they now know one of the means of wealth preservation in the Sharia is generosity. The more we give, the more our wealth is preserved. So we ask Allah azza wa jal for risk we ask Allah for his halal,
we desire risk, we strive for risk. And once we put in the effort, we accept Allah's decree unclutter because he is the puppet and the basit and he knows who to give what and we are content with the decree of Allah Jalla Jalla who inshallah will continue later on was set on rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh.