Seven Ways To Attain Barakah in Your Life #1

Yasir Qadhi

Channel: Yasir Qadhi

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hamdulillah All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa taala, who raised the heavens and created the creation. He spread for the earth, and He beautified it with vegetation. And he gave us the cycle of the night and day in perfect alternation. He revealed to us the Quran as his speech and divine revelation. And he sent to us a prophet in whose belief is our salvation. His religion unites all of mankind, the black and the white, the Arab and the iGEM without discrimination, so it is to Allah and Allah alone, we turn and we worship, and it is to him that we bow our heads in frustration as to what follows Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us to be conscious of him when he says in the Quran,

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yeah, are you Hello Dina Amano. Tapachula, haka, Ducati. Wala termo tuna Illa. One two Muslim Moon dear Muslims. As we are all aware, the globe is currently facing a financial crises yet again. And it is likely it is possible that our country and many countries will see yet another economic recession in which prices are already going higher and higher, and jobs are becoming more and more scarce. It is human nature to be worried about our sustenance and risk. It is human nature to want to protect ourselves and our families. So in today's Hova, I want to remind myself and all of you have a very, very beautiful Islamic concept, that of maximizing the quality of what we already have,

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and not just concentrating on the quantity of what we do not have. We as Muslims, we believe in a very amazing concept. We believe that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah blesses certain things more than others. So outwardly, the quantity might be the same, but when Allah has blessed one and not the other than the quality of that which his blessings will be more, you will get more out of that which Allah has blessed than that which Allah has not blessed. And this is the concept that is known as Baraka. When Allah gives Baraka in something, quantity will be the same, the same $100 When Allah has given baraka to somebody's $100, that 100 will bring much more happiness much more joy, much

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more comfort, and when there is no Baraka that same 100 can bring pain and misery. So in today's brief hutzpah, I want to go over this concept of baraka and to list for us seven practical steps that we can all undertake. So that insha Allah Who to Allah, we increase our Baraka, what is baraka? Baraka means to increase the utility and the function of something in Arabic We say Xia that will hire, we increase the hair in something. And the simplest example for this is the seer of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, how many times a small quantity of food sufficed a large group of people. In one example in the Battle of two book when they were running out of water on the way

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back from to book and there was very little water left the Prophet system said give me all of your water, it was gathered in one canister, one can might have sufficed three or four people the Prophet system dipped his hands in it may dua to Allah Bismillah and he said, Al baraka to mean Allah Baraka comes from Allah subhanho wa taala. And that one small can of water that one small canister of water over 1000 Sahaba not only drank they did, we'll do from that one cup of water, this is what Baraka is, if I took that cup, you took that cup, we will drink it and Alas, it is done. But the prophet system asked Allah to put Baraka in that water, the quantity was the same, but the quality sufficed

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over 1000 people and there are many incidents in this era that demonstrate the reality of baraka and of our firm beliefs. In our Lord in our religion of the fundamentals of Eman is that Allah azza wa jal being the Rob and being Allah cliche and Kadir he has the power to give baraka only Allah has the power to bestow Baraka not to me, not you not to Holy Saint only Allah has

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The power to bestow Baraka on something or someone or an object or money or time. In fact, this is one of the primary meanings when we praise Allah and we say Allah Tada Rocca wa Taala to Baraka lady via the head mole, Tabata Kalina Israel for con What is Allah Tabata, Kota Allah mean? What does Tabata come in? Of the meanings of Tabarak is that Allah azza wa jal himself is not just the source of blessings He is blessing his that an essence is blessing he is produce all that he does is bless it all good comes from Allah and nothing but good comes from Allah as our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said I'll hire you to Kulu be a dAche all good ya Allah comes from you Where shall release

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the lake and there is nothing evil from you. This is of the meanings of Tabarak. Tabata, therefore means you want to burqa you have to turn to the one who is the barrack only the one who is Tabarak can give you Baraka so what are some of the ways that ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam have informed us to increase the baraka in what we have. And by the way, Baraka can be in anything, it can be in your house, it can be in your money, it can be in your food, it can be in your time, so many people one hour they accomplished so much and other people 1000 hours they accomplished nothing. Why? Baraka, Allah blesses what he chooses, and Allah azza wa jal

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when he blesses something, it becomes more useful, more Baraka more good comes from it. So if we realize that Baraka comes from Allah and we realize that Allah subhanho wa Taala has encouraged us to seek baraka from him. How then do we obtain Baraka in our wealth, in our food in our livelihood in our sustenance, again, much can be said, always time is against us, I will list for us seven points, I want you to memorize them and perhaps write them down after the hook. But point number one, how we increase Baraka in our money, we have the same salary maybe, but Baraka, we want to get the baraka point number one, the most powerful mechanism for increasing Baraka in what we have in

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our wealth in our families, in our time in our livelihood, is to have the Taqwa of Allah subhanho wa taala. The one who has Taqwa of Allah, everything he does everything he earns everything he is around there will be Baraka. So Taqwa brings about Allah's Baraka Taqwa will increase the utility and the function and the blessings of your wealth of your income of your salary of your house. When you have Taqwa Allah opens up the doors of Baraka, how do we know this? It is in the Quran very explicit Walo an Al Quran Manu what taco left for Tana Ali him Baraka Tim min. Osama you will. If only the people of the Quran the villages underlines if only they believed in Allah and they had

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Taqwa we would have opened the doors of baraka from the heavens and earth, love him Baraka Tim in a summer it will be everything would be blessed for them. So, the number one mechanism of obtaining Baraka in what we have is by increasing our Taqwa being righteous, being good Muslims having a connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala and how to attain Taqwa is the topic of many holebas and gurus. So please listen to them. Point number two of the ways to attain Baraka in our sustenance, to increase the utility and the blessedness of our salary and income is to be honest in our dealings and transactions when we earn money, when we go to work, when we buy and sell. Honesty brings about

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Allah's Baraka, when you are just when you are fair, when you don't lie, you don't cheat, you don't scam the system when you know Allah is watching you and you do your job conscientiously fulfilling the rights of your corporation of your boss and not taking advantage of something they do not know. And you realize that Allah will bless you because of this, then your salary might not increase the next year, but your Baraka will definitely increase how do we know this? Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the Hadith isn't without within others. Anytime two people have a business together, and they are honest with one another, and they are truthful, and they convey the faults of

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their items. So what is meaning here if you're selling something you don't hide? I'm selling a used car. The brakes are not working. You don't hide it. You're supposed to tell the person Hey, it's a used car, and you should know that the brakes need to be replaced. Our Profit System said whoever undertakes any business transaction and is truthful and honest and conveys the faults of the item. Booty color who Murphy by it, Hema, Allah will bless their transaction and Allah will give them baraka for what they have done. You think you're losing money when you hide the fault? You think you're losing money when you have to be honest? No, you might lose the quantity

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But what you gain in the quality, what you gain in the baraka is much more than what you have to give up from the quantity wise. The same applies in our corporations in our nine to five jobs, you have to be honest, whatever obligation has been given to you do it properly, whatever rights they have upon you give them and whatever you are allowed to take back do not overtake there are all loopholes, we know them so many people take advantage. For example, you might get a per diem when you travel. What is it these days 40 $50 Most people they max out, they don't care. No, this is not Baraka. If you spent $10 for your per diem you hand in the receipts and you say $10 That's all I

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want. Don't use the system and abuse it because Allah is watching you. Be honest, be fair, be just an Allah azza wa jal will give you Baraka even if other people are taking advantage. No, we do not do so because we have a lord that monitors us. So point number two of how to attain Baraka, be honest, be fair, be truthful. And don't cheat and lie, don't scam the system and Allah will bless your wrist and your sustenance. Point number three of the most powerful ways to bring Baraka in our lives is to associate with the most Mobarak object that we have access to, I repeat, of the ways to increase Baraka in our lives is to associate with the object that has the most Baraka that we can

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possibly have access to, and that is the Quran, the Quran, Allah calls it Kitab on Mobarak. In so many verses, there is nothing more blessed that we have access to than the Quran, the Quran, all of it is baraka. It's recitation is baraka, it's to the Buddha's Baraka it's memorization is baraka, it's tough see, it is baraka, listening to it as Baraka, it is nothing but Baraka. So, you want Baraka in your life? Bring in the Mobarak what is the Mobarak? Allah says Kitab when unza Nahu a Laker MOBA con This is one of the sources of baraka and it is true to say the Quran is a source of Baraka because the Quran is the speech of Allah and it has a divine attribute. So yes, Baraka is

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from Allah but the Quran is also from Allah. So the Quran is a source of Baraka. Everything related to the Quran will bring about our baraka and again, this is something that is very explicit in the Quran and the Sunnah. It is authentically narrated that our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Should I not tell you something that if you do it, it will be better for you than to earn a camel a day a camel that they like a car a day who earns a car a day? They said, What can that be rasool Allah He said, If one of you comes to the masjid, and studies one ayah memorizes one ayah it is better for you than a camel. And if you were to do too, I had better than two camels and so on

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and so forth. And in the Hadith in Sahih Bukhari when a companion was reciting the Quran, he saw a peaceful light come down come close to him. He looked up and stopped reciting the light went up, he continued reciting the light came down again. And then he came to the Prophet system said yeah, this will Allah, such and such happened. He said, That was the Sakina that came down from Allah. The angels came in your presence listening to your recitation of the Quran, when we recite the Quran, the angels come when the angels come, they bring Sakina they bring Baraka so the Quran, listening to the Quran, reading the Quran, memorizing the Quran, all of it brings about Baraka, you want to

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increase your Baraka, start your day with the Quran, read even a page half a page, make it a routine, every single day have something to do with the Quran. And I swear to you, you will see the baraka increase in your life. This is point number three of how to bring about Baraka point number four of how to bring about Baraka, it's very simple, very interesting. Work hard and start early. Yes indeed. Taqwa brings about Baraka yes indeed we do in the Quran brings Allah Baraka. But if you were to spend your day doing vicar, Allah will not open up a door of money to fall into your house doesn't work that way. That's not our deen. We have both religion and the dunya deen and duniya come

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together we put our trust in Allah but we also put in the effort. So you want Baraka, you better be good at your job. You want Baraka, you better show up early, you want Baraka, you better have a skill set, do the resume, send them out, put your trust in Allah, but then do your part as well. And again, this is very clear. I will preface this and I'm said Hadith isn't was better than others. Our Prophet system said. Boudicca li OMA, te fi buku Reha, Allah has given baraka to my ummah, when they wake up early in the morning and start doing what they need to do. It's a very interesting Hadith. You want to get Baraka don't sleep until noon and then think you're gonna get Baraka. You want to

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get Baraka Don't be lazy and then think the doors are gonna open and money's gonna fall in no booty Kelly oh mighty fee boo Korea. Allah's Baraka is upon my ummah, when they wake up early and they start putting in the

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effort early morning, right after budget, go and do something productive, go to your work or learn some skills or whatever it might be. That's the point of buku rehab starting early in the morning and putting in the effort and the other Hadith in Timothy, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, If you truly had to look cool in Allah, the way that Allah deserves, your risk would come to you, like Allah provides it for the birds. The birds leave their nest early in the morning, and every one of them comes back at the night with a full stomach. If you had to work with and Allah the way that he deserves, you have you would all get your risk the way that Allah provides the bird. How

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does Allah provide the bird to the bird sit in the nest and just do the cut and disappear and the bird seed falls on them. He told us they leave early there in the morning. They leave their nest early in the morning they spend the day finding seeds, but they don't know where Allah knows where they put in the effort. They have to work good and Taqwa they get the seed simple as this. You want to get Baraka in your risk. You better have a job or at least try to get a job you want baraka and your risk do your job well have a skill set, you will not get Baraka simply by Vicodin Quran that's not the way our religion works. Vicodin Quran is one half the other half. What are you doing? How

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are you getting your risk? What which doors are you knocking on? Where are you sending your resumes so we learn from the Quran and Sunnah of the ways to increase our Baraka is that you better put in the effort wake up early, have a skill set, do the exertion that requires what needs to be done in order for you to gain that risk. This is point number four point number five very interesting point of how to obtain Baraka in our wealth and our health in our families and our children in our houses or in our livelihoods. Point number five of how to obtain Baraka very explicit, to be good to other people, and especially your relatives, to have good o'clock to have Scylla to Rahim, to respect the

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elders to forgive and to overlook and to be good mannered, and to establish the ties of kinship and to take care of your parents to be a good person with other people. Allah will bless you in your personal life. How do we learn this? So many? A hadith of them our prophets have said Hadith in Bukhari and Muslim modificar. They listen to this carefully. Whoever wishes to live a longer life and be increased in his money should do slitter to Raheem with his relatives, whoever wishes to live longer and earn more, who amongst us does not want to live longer and earn more money? Who amongst us doesn't want to have an increase? Whoever wishes to have this? What should he do for the Aussie

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Rahima Who let him have Silla Torah and be good to his relatives? And of course, taking care of relatives many lectures have been given about that and you can listen to that as well in the Hadith and muster the Imam Muhammad narrated by Aisha Radi Allahu anhu, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said listen to this Swiller to rock him or her Snell Hello Wahoo Snell Jiwan, you are Midna do what is it? nephila Mr. Being good to your relatives and having good o'clock and being a good neighbor shall bless your houses and shall increase your your lives and livelihood shall bless your houses your houses are going to become blessing your families what is happening inside no stress, no

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drama Allah will bless you when you're good to other people. So you want to increase the quality of your life. Increase the quality of how you interact with other people, your friends, your neighbors, your colleagues, especially your relatives through snail hook with your or hand with your cousins your uncle's your siblings, your parents have the best o'clock you can and Allah azza wa jal will bless you in your personal life. This is point number five, point number six of the ways to increase Baraka small thing but it needs to be mentioned

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following the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in all that we do. So one simple example. Following the Sunnah in how we eat, will bring Baraka in the food that we eat. There is a really amazing Hadith in the Sunnah of Abu Dhabi. A man came to the process and complaining yeah rasool Allah, we eat, but our bellies don't become full. We eat, but our bellies are still hungry. So our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Perhaps you're all eating separately from one another. He said, Yes, we're eating separately. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, fetch them through Allah to make him worth Kuru small La Jolla, la he you Baraka comfy, come together when

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you eat and say Bismillah when you eat, Allah will give baraka on what you are eating Subhanallah such a small sunnah and we seek Allah's refuge we're all guilty. I'm guilty of it as well as you are. Sometimes everybody's busy. I take my plate I eat by myself, not how long it's not

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not sinful not saying you're gonna go to join them for that, but I'm gonna be honest here even if I don't live up to it all the time, you and Baraka come together with your family, come together with people and sit down together with them eat from the plate together, say Bismillah before you eat, thank Allah subhanho wa Taala after you eat, the small things will actually increase Baraka in the food. That's why our prophets have said in the Hadith in Sahih, Muslim so I'm Anwar head Jaquith name well to Ahmed his name, you're clear about the food of one person is going to be enough for two people. He made this a verdict for every Muslim who believes in Him. If we believe in the Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then we should have full Yaqeen that if we are going to come together, one plate of food, put your trust in Allah invite your friend, your spouse, your children say Bismillah Let's eat together and because you have followed the Sunnah, and because you believe in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he made this a verdict to Iman wa hid the food of one yak fifth name shall suffice to people but for who for the one whom Allah gives baraka and why will Allah give you Baraka? When you believe in this hadith, when you implement the Sunnah, you put your trust in Allah, that when I'm going to do this properly, and I do it, believing in the promise of

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the Prophet system, a small quantity of food now it is true, none amongst us has that level that the prophets ism had that one cup will suffice. 1000 people that's him, he is indeed a newbie that Allah has. I mean, we can't reach that level, but he gave us a small fraction, every one of us that fraction, you can double it, we can make it times 1000 That's the Profit System. But every one of us we have the potential by Allah Azza which is blessings not by me not by you to double whatever we have come together with your family and friends come together with people and you will find a small quantity of food will suffice more people if you follow these Sooners. So this is point number six

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overall following the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu ala he was setting them in all that we do. The final point again for this cookbook, the list is much longer but as usual, time is against us. The final point that I encourage myself and all of you, you want to vote AKA, ask that about a gun to Allah for it. You want to Baraka ask that to baraka and to Allah for Baraka. How else are you gonna get Baraka? Allah that Tabata gives you that Baraka so you say yeah Allah Tabata, Kota Allah Ya Allah buddy Glen fer Halina Baddeck

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give me Baraka in my money Give me Baraka in my time, Ya Allah, you are the source of Baraka, yeah Allah you are Tabata, nobody is Tabata other than you. By the way, we are not allowed to say Tabata for anyone other than Allah. Only Allah is Tabata, Kunta Allah so we say yeah Allah you are about to come to Allah, who else is going to give me Baraka other than you? And this is what we learned from the sunnah of our Prophet sallallahu Allah He was send them taught to the Sahaba to ask Allah for Baraka so for example, the grandson of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and has sent him the idea that Rhodiola hawan This is one of the few Hadith he narrated, he said that my grandfather

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taught to me do is to say in the Witr Prayer, we say this every day in Ramadan by the way, where do we get this from? This hadith hasn't ignited on the Allahu Allah said my grandfather taught me this is the drought for winter Allahumma howdini FEMA and HUD aid why Finney FEMA and out of faith whatever then if he mentor we're late we're buddy clear FEMA out late so long do we say it everyday in general we have prayer one phrase we're body klenner FEMA out later we say it he sent you to the singular robotically FEMA outlet outright. Oh Allah whatever you give me put Baraka in it what a general comprehensive dua you give me some food your Allah put Baraka in it, you give me some money.

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Yeah, Allah put Baraka in it. You gave me one day today yo Allah put Baraka in it. So we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala for Baraka, Allah increase the baraka of all that you have given us, Abu Huraira are the Allah who are narrated. Yara Surah, Allah yesterday, I heard you make a DUA and this was one phrase that I heard that you say he said, What was it? He said, Allah homophily them be well what's your leafy daddy whereby the CLI female Razak 20. Oh Allah, forgive my sins and make my house bigger for me. This is baraka make my house vast and big for me and give me Baraka in the reason that you have given me the prophets have said, Whoa, Herrera is anything left after this dua. Is there

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anything else you need? He said, No. So he said, stick with this dua. So all you need, Oh ALLAH forgive my sins, make my house a vast and comfortable place and all that is that you give me give me Baraka in it. This is another Hadith where the prophet system is asking baraka from ALLAH SubhanA wa taala. So brothers and sisters, you want Baraka constantly make dua to Allah to increase your Baraka. These are seven ways that if we implement them in sha Allah to Allah, we will see an increase in the quality of what we

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have even if we do not see an increase in the quantity May Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless me and you with through the Quran and may make us of those who is versus they understand and apply it's Helen and haram throughout our lifespan. I ask Allah's forgiveness you as well ask him for his liver for under Ramadan

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