Channel: Yasir Qadhi
Shaykh Yasir Qadhi illustrates the 9 blessings of giving Zakah, as described in the Quran and Sunnah. We are also acquainted with some of the dangers of not giving Zakah.
Linguistically, Zakah means to purify our wealth and to grow the remaining wealth in order to increase Zakah.
There are 9 main blessings of Zakah:
- Increase our wealth.
- It causes our wordly distresses to be minimised and It averts calamities.
- It is a proof of one’s Iman.
- The highest level of believers in Jannah are those who are eager and continuous in giving Zakah.
- Allah accepts our Zakat even before we hand it out to the poor and needy.
- Zakat dissolves and extinguishes the wrath of Allah.
- It protects us from Jahannam.
- It allows us to enter into the Rahmah of Allah.
Dangers of not giving Zakah:
- It sets the essence of the signs of hypocrisy creeping in.
- It takes everything from us and removes Barakah.
- Allah will stop sending rain and droughts will set in.
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smilla Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Ali, he was a happy woman what I'm about today we're entering as we know the last 10 nights of Ramadan from tomorrow. So I wanted to remind myself and all of you of the importance of one of the primary pillars of this religion, and it is something we remind ourselves in every animal bond and that is the pillar of Zakat, the pillar of Zakah and very briefly, Zakah is of course, linguistically it means two things number one, to purify and number two to grow. So when Allah azza wa jal commands us to give zakah He wants us to do two things with our money, number one to purify our wealth, so the rest of the money will then be
computed for us, and number two to grow the remaining quantity. So when we give Zakat we will actually grow the amount of wealth that we have, and we all know that it is a health that Allah subhana wa tada has legislated upon us. We all know that the Quran has commanded us to give Zakat and more than 70 verses that salah and zakka are frequently paired together in the Koran. There are at least three dozen verses where Allah subhana wa tada mentions that the believers are those who already know your key Muna salata, tunas, aka salah and zakka are paired together in our brief Hata. Today, I want to go over nine specific blessings of giving Zakat and three dangers or destructions
for not giving Zika number one of the blessings and although these are directly from the Quran as soon as specifically from the Quran and Sunnah, number one, Zakat increases our wealth Allah says in the Quran, em haka, LaHood. Reba, well you will be Sadat, Allah destroys the wealth that comes from Riba and Allah you'll be tarbiyah and allow makes the SATA card cause the rest of the money to grow. So blessing number one, when you give your money will actually increase and not decrease according to the Quran sooner. Number two, giving zeca causes our worldly distresses to become minimal. Allah protects us from the griefs of this world. Allah says in the Quran, whose men and why they him
sadhaka tanto hiromasa Kiba was suddenly it him in masala Taka second we'll learn that Allah subhana wa tada mentions take from their money take from their money there's a cat and also make dua for them for in that there is a purification and in that there is a comfort for them. So Allah subhana wa Taala calls a second a calmness and a purity it will come when we give the cat to Allah subhanahu wa tada and we know as well our Prophet sallallahu wasallam said that giving Zakat averts calamities he said when one of us is sick we should give sadaqa to cure the sickness so is the guy is actually a medication. Our scholars say that the clip beneva we the prophetic medicine when one of us falls
sick we give zeca as a purification and cleansing and a medicine for our disease. Number three, the Zakat is a proof of one's Eamon does the cat is a proof of one's Eman in a hadith in Sahih Muslim our prophets all along Why do you send them said was so difficult to borrow Han and giving charity is an evidence it is a boron. boron is an evidence that is beyond doubt. And sadhaka is a berghahn of your Eman. So when we give sadaqa it is the strongest evidence that we have a man in Allah subhanho wa Taala Why? Because none of us gives money except that we want something back and when we give to Allah, we have to have yaqeen that Allah is going to give us back and that is why when we
give Zakat, we are demonstrating our your pain. We know Allah is gonna pay us back more and that is a demonstration of our faith. Number four, our Prophet sallallahu Sallam said to us or Allah subhana wa tada mentioned in the Quran, that of the characteristics of the people going to agenda to fulfill those the highest level Allah says of the moon, the believers are successful and then the verse goes on and one of the main characteristics one levena home Lisa Kathy fall in on and there are those who are found it on here means they're eager and they're continuous in giving there's that gap. So to be continuous and eager to give that guy is a necessary characteristic to enter agenda of the blessings
that Allah subhana wa tada mentions of zakat. He specifically says in the Quran, that Allah accepts our Zakat and sadaqah before any poor person when we give sadaqa do not think that we're putting it in the hands of the fakir. Rather Allah subhana wa tada is accepting it directly from us. Allah says in the Quran, Allah Mia Allahu Allahu Akbar, Toba de wire.
apart, don't they know that Allah forgives the Toba and Allah accepts their sort of Gods well yahuda sada caught so when we give sadaqa do not think you are doing the person in front of you a favor, rather make dua to Allah that Allah accepts that sadaqa when you give your charity that charity is going to Allah subhana wa tada as a proof of your Eman And as Liam said, if the movement really understood, he would realize he is more in need of the beggar than the beggar is in of him. He is more in need of the beggar he is more in need to find somebody to give and to be motivated to give than the beggar isn't of his money. Because the Mothman needs Allah's forgiveness. And the beggar
only needs money. You are more in need of a lust forgiveness than the beggar is of money. So if you understood this, you're not doing any favors when you give your money. This is the best demonstration of your faith in Allah subhanho wa Taala of the blessings of zakat. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in South Dakota to rob that charity dissolves and extinguishes The Wrath of Allah subhana wa Tada. Nothing extinguishes The Wrath of Allah by giving sadaqa and charity and we all of us have our sins, and we have to account for those sins. So what greater way to dissolve those sins than by giving charity of the blessings of charity is that it protects us from
jahannam It protects us from the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions in the Koran what's the usual nibble at? Allah lady? Lady yo t ma who says that the righteous are going to be saved from jahannam who are they the one who gives their money and he gives it if De La Jolla, he gives it for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala he gives it yet zeca to purify his wealth, and so of the blessings of sadhaka It protects us from jahannam and of the blessings of sadhaka is that it allows us to enter into Allah. Allah says in the Quran, or Mati, what's the article lashay my Rama encompasses everything first aktu boo ha Leela Dena chacun while you tuna zakka I will give it to
those I will give my Rama to those who have Taqwa and those who give their zecca so Allah links his Rama to those who give their zecca and there are many other blessings as well of the dangers of not giving Zakat brothers and sisters number one is the fear of hypocrisy. Those who don't give zeca they have an element of being a munafo pretending to be Muslim and you are not really a Muslim. Allah says in the Quran surah Toba woman whom Allah has Allah Allah and autonomy and fugly Nana sadaqa singing from home in Fort Lee, but he was talking to him, where are you going? That Allah says there are those people they promised a law if you give me all law, I will show you how generous
I am. If you give me I will do this and I will do that. But when Allah gave them they were stingy and miserly. And they turned their backs away from charity and they walked away for our Cabo home nifa on fee obey Him in a yo meal. Oh no. So because of that arrogance, Allah wrote the fact in their hearts until the day they will meet Allah, not giving zecca is a sign of the essence of being a munafo. How can you pretend to believe in Allah and you will not give the house of Allah which is such a small percentage of the dangers of not giving Zakah is a destruction of one's entire wealth read in the Quran. Surah Al Kalam also called suited a noon, sort of noon, the beginning of sudo, at
noon, noon, or column, Emma Stone there, it mentions the story of people who had a garden. It's a long story, I give a hoot about this A number of years ago, and those people they would they were brothers, they inherited the garden from their father who was generous. Their father was a generous man, the father died. And the brothers said, Okay, let's keep this garden a secret. Let's go and lock all the doors. And there was a day the father was generous, all the football would come. And the brothers said, we're gonna go and we're gonna get rid of the wealth and spend it on ourselves. And we're not going to give a single penny to the camera. And so they left in the middle of the
night so that they arrived before the fall off. And what happened Allah says in the Quran, that as they slept, a fire came and destroyed the entire garden so much. So when they arrived, they thought they had arrived at the wrong destination, and they repented to Allah and they realize we made a mistake, our stinginess, cost us the garden and they repented to Allah. So the point being, if you don't give to Allah there is a danger that Allah will take everything away because the purpose of our wealth is to give to others is not to hoard the purpose of our wealth is to be a source of Baraka to other people. And the final point will mentioned time is limited. Of course, there's so
many points. The final point will mention very scary point, especially in light of what's happening around the world is that our Profit System
said five things if you do them, I promise you five others five things you will do them, I promise you five others, and one of them that never has a nation stopped giving zeca except that Allah has stopped the rain coming down and sent droughts upon them. Food will become scarce for the land. While Oh lol baja in Word not for the animals, it would not rain at all in that area or land. So in fact, not giving the calf brings about a general adapt. This is something that we see with all of the changes taking place. And of course brothers and sisters really, I don't need to stress upon you will love it. How can any one of us be stingy when it comes to Zika? And Allah is asking us 2.5% of
what we have saved. And Uncle Sam asks us 30% of what we earn. Look at the difference, Ally's asking us 2.5 of what we have saved the savings of our year, not of our income after we paid the bills after we paid the school after we after all of that, what do you have left for a year? 2.5% is for and that's the minimum, of course, we should give more. And we know how much taxes are and we don't we know we have to pay them subpanel brothers and sisters, how can anybody not afford to pay this guy? And of course, the final point of a bucket is to do in his data. When those new Muslims who weren't really Muslim at the time, they said, You know what, we don't mind this religion. We'll
Believe in your God, we'll pray the Salah, but don't take our money. We're not going to give that guy and I move across a deal said these people are not Muslim. They're not Muslim. And he said, Well, LA, RT London and Far Rockaway no Salatu was, I will consider the one who doesn't pray the same as the one who doesn't give zakah if he prays and he doesn't give us a guy, he's not a Muslim in my eyes, and he fought them as if they were moulted one of the categories of motor workers to do. They're called manjeri zakka. They said they're Muslim, but they refuse to give zecca and the scholars and the Sahaba agreed that these people are not Muslim. So panula brothers and sisters,
let's give our zeca and I'm not going to give a talk of Zika this year, but I'm here every single day so if you have any questions you can approach me shout Allahu taala was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatu. Two announcements that are not meant to be going on public number one, our logistics for the pm for the pm tonight will be the first odd night the hot button shallow will be about the blessings of the odd night. So tonight, tomorrow night will be the first all night sorry, tomorrow night will be the first odd night. So tomorrow night we will begin our pm as well to 15 am to 3:30am to 15 to 330 every single day, every single night and the suhoor will be over here. Our
Hutton Oran will be on Friday night the 29th Night of the tarawih prayers. So then Friday night 29th night they will be the tarawih prayer and on a personal note many of you are asking about my father make dua he's still in the hospital but inshallah he's not in critical condition. So he's still not released, but inshallah I hope in a few days it will be released as well. Okay, so now what I want her to lie about a cancer