Wisdoms of the Quran #20 What To Invest In

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The importance of building a house in Jannah is emphasized, along with the importance of not losing control of one's own lives and not wanting to be successful in the dams. The Dar SGhira is also emphasized as a practical religion that allows individuals to live by, breathe by, and be successful in the dams. dressing in a good manner and being generous to others make one's lives oppressive and requires forgiveness and charitable giving.

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Today's Quranic wisdom,

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Surat Al Qasas verse 78.

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Wa ahsin

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kama ahsanallahuilayk.

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Be generous

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to others as Allah has been generous to

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you.

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Waasin

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kamaahasanallahuilayk.

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Has not Allah given you so much?

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Has not Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala guided you,

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gave you health, gave you wealth, gave you

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family, gave you all that you could have

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asked for. So as Allah has been generous

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unto you, you as well be generous unto

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others.

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And in fact, the context of this phrase,

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there's even more benefits and wisdoms to be

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placed.

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This phrase occurs as an advice

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to Qaroon,

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one of the wealthiest people in all of

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human history.

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And Qaroon is told in the Quran.

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Allah has given you a lot of wealth.

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The wealth that Allah has given you,

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secure with it

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the dar of the hereafter.

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Invest in the ultimate

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abode.

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All of this that Allah has given you,

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your priority should

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be to build a house in the akhira.

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You know, in this dunya, we are taught

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one of the biggest goals is to own

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your own house. We are taught to be

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successful

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in a capitalist society is that you must

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eventually pay off your loans and be debt

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free and own your own house. And Allah

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tells us in the Quran,

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the priority you should have is to build

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a house for you in the akhira.

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All that Allah has given you, use it

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to build a house in Jannah.

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And by the way, the price of the

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house in Jannah,

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it is not set

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in one particular number. No.

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Every single person

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can afford the largest plot regardless of how

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little or how small they have.

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Because in the eyes of Allah, it's not

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your credit card that's gonna come in handy.

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It's not your money. In the eyes of

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Allah, it is your ihsan and good deeds.

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So whatever Allah has given you, this is

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one of the beauties of our religion.

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Whatever

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Allah has given you, you can

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purchase the largest plot in Jannah, and have

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the largest

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house in Jannah. If you're born wealthy or

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you're born poor, if you're born in a

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royal family or you're born in a peasant

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family, if you're born in this part of

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the world, that part of the world, it

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doesn't matter.

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In terms of access to Jannah, we are

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all equal

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because the price

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of that plot in Jannah will vary from

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me to you to the person next to

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you. And everyone will be asked what they

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can give. So Allah is telling Qaroon,

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whatever you have, you can purchase the dawr

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of the akhira. And then Allah reminds him,

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walatansa

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nasibaka

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mina dunya. How beautiful,

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how calming and soothing for the believer.

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And don't forget,

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you have your share of this dunya as

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well. You see, we have a practical religion.

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We have a religion that you can live

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by, breathe by. By. We have a religion

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that allows you to be successful in this

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dunya in order to be successful in the

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akhira.

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Oh, Qarun, you have a naseeb. Naseeb means

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a fraction, a percentage, which means

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the more you have that's halal, the more

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you can enjoy, no problem. The more that

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Allah has given you, the more you can

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enjoy this dunya, no problem. You have a

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naseeb, and this naseeb, naseeb, it is healthy,

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it is pure. There is no sin on

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you to attain your naseeb of the dunya.

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In fact, our Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam

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encouraged us to live in this dunya in

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a dignified manner. He wanted us to live

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and eat and dress in a manner that

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is

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in accordance with what Allah has given us

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in a famous hadith that a man came

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very disheveled, very dirty clothes, and the prophet

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knew that he had wealth. So he asked

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him, do you not have some wealth? He

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goes, yasya ir Rasulullah,

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I have this, and I have this, and

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I have this. So the Prophet salallahu alaihi

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wa sallam said, Allah loves to see the

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effects of his nima on a person. Allah

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loves to see that when Allah has blessed

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you, don't dress in this shabby manner. This

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is from the sunnah and shari'ah. A man

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came to the Prophet salems and said, You

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Rasulullah,

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is it arrogance if I wanna dress in

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a nice clothes, if I wanna wear a

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nice tote, if I wanna have a nice

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garment, and you all know the response.

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Innallaha

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jameelun yuhbbul jamal Allah is beautiful and he

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loves beauty. Arrogance is to reject the truth.

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Arrogance is not about dressing nicely and wearing

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good perfume. This is not arrogance. You dress,

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and you live, and you eat in accordance

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with how Allah has blessed you. Walatansa

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naseebaka mina dunya. This is an explicit command

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that, oh, people of this of this world,

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don't worry. This world, you have a naseeb,

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but naseeb also means a fraction.

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Don't make the dunya your ultimate goal.

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Don't make it the whole of the fraction.

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Nasib, don't forget your fraction of this world.

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This world is not our permanent abode, and

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so, kharun is told the primary purpose of

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your wealth,

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your rizq,

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build the house of the akhira. But as

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you're living here, go ahead and don't forget

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your naseeb of the dunya. And in fact,

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the Quran has very explicit verses about dressing

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in a good manner and eating good food.

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Allah says,

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Who can possibly make haram? Allah is asking

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rhetorically, it is not haram. Who can make

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it haram? What?

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Zinata, the beautiful cloth that Allah

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created for His servants, and the good food

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that they eat, the tayibaat of the riz.

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Who has made this haram? Allah is challenging,

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how can anybody make haram, what I created

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for my servants? Allah created the tayibaat, and

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Allah created the pure for his servants. And

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that's why it is the sunnah of the

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prophet salallahu alaihi wa sallam to dress in

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accordance with his people and to look dignified

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when the delegations would come, when the foreign

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dignitaries would come. He would dress up to

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make istighbal to to greet them, and he

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would eat whatever food was presented, and he

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would love to eat, alhamdulillah, 1 sunnah, we

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all love. He would love to eat meat,

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mashallah tabarakallah.

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And meat was a scarcity,

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It was difficult, and he loved to eat

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meat to show us this religion is not

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about getting rid of the dunya for no

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reason.

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But then also don't forget

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After this whole commandment, the primary focus of

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what Allah has given you should be the

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akhirah.

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Yes. Don't forget your share of this world.

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And then, O Quran,

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be generous to people as Allah has been

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generous to you.

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This is a rule, a maxim, a Quranic

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wisdom we should always keep in mind, whatever

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Allah has given us, we should share, whether

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it is our time, whether it is our

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wealth, whether it is even our demeanor,

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smiling in the face of your brother is

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sadaqa, and when we give khidma unto others,

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when we help others,

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helping others

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makes our lives feel ennobled.

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There is no nobility.

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There is no khidma that is greater after

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the worship of Allah than helping

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unto others, Allah will give back unto us.

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When we are struggling, when we need something,

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the sharia teaches us, even when you're needing,

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give to others, and Allah will give unto

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you. If you need something, you actually should

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contribute whatever your situation is in helping others.

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Allah will help you. Our Prophet sallallahu Alaihi

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Wasallam, said, wallahu fiaawnilabdi

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madamalabdu

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fiaawni akhihi Allah

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will continue helping

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you as long as you are helping other

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people. So if you're in need, if you

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need something, the best way to get it

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is to be helpful to other people in

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something that they need. Suppose you need something,

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riz, whatever it might be, but Allah has

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blessed you with time. Allah has blessed you

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with something else. Be charitable in what Allah

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has given you. Help other people that are

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in need. And when you help other people,

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Allah's Ihsaan will come back to you. And

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subhanAllah, we know from our own lifestyles, brothers

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and sisters, that when we get involved in

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helping other people, it actually alleviates the pain

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of our heart. We all are undergoing stress.

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We all have pain.

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When we help others in need, that pain

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inside of us, it is diminished. We feel

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a sense of nobility and helping, and in

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that, we find true servitude to Allah. So,

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O Muslim, waasin kamaasanallahuilay,

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be generous, and Allah will be generous more

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unto you. And one final point from this

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same concept here, Abu Bakr as Siddiq radiAllahu

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an.

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When he was told to forgive the one

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who had done him wrong, he was said

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he was told in the Quran that, walyaafuwalyasfahu

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alatuhibbuonaanyafirallahu

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lakum. Why don't you forgive others? Don't you

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know Allah will forgive you by forgiving others?

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So that same concept is there. You give

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Ihsaan, and Allah will give Ihsaan back to

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of the muhsinin, and isha'il will continue tomorrow.

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of the muhsinin, and isha'il will continue tomorrow.