Channel: Yassir Fazaga
Khutbah by Sh. Yassir Fazaga on May 4, 2012 at IIOC titled: “How to Become Rich, Beautiful & Presentable”.
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sallam, and make us of those who follow on his footsteps.
My beloved brothers and sisters, part of human nature are the things that we aspire for Muslims, non Muslims, the young and the old men and women, there is just certain intrinsic aspirations within each and every one of us, that somehow we like to attain one day. Generally speaking, humans, we like to be rich. We want to have habitual look, we like to own stuff and get stuff.
We like to be beautiful.
We love to be presentable. We love to be known. The idea of that we want to be honored, deemed as noble amongst others. And sometimes we may not attain all four or any of these four things, but somehow we have a lot of admiration to those who have it. And that is why people are crazy about celebrities, especially young, impressionable teenagers. You tell them about LeBron James, talk about you know, cobian talk about all these celebrities, people look up to them. Because to us, these are the epitome of success. They've got the fame, they made the money, they didn't know they have the know how and and so on.
And in principle, there is nothing was wanting something like this. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be rich. So Islam does not fault you for wanting to be rich Islam says
How are you going to do it?
And what are you willing to sacrifice in the process? Islam does not mind that people want to be known. The question is known for what
Islam does not mind when people say that I want to be beautiful, they say according to whom
we want to be presentable and adored. Some say no problem with what is the question. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam knowing this about us, he gave us the formula, how to have all these four things fulfilled. So in a beautiful Hadith, Cecil Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, along the nebula and
was a you know, when he was a criminal taqwa was a Milner Bill afia Salah Allah rasulillah. He said, Oh Allah, enrich us via knowledge.
Or Allah, adorn us with a sense of humility, or Allah deem as noble or enable us with being God conscious, or Allah beautify us by keeping us in the state of well being.
So the Prophet peace be upon him said, these are the four things that would really give you what you humanly decided that concentrate on these things alone isn't enough. Or Allah enrich us via knowledge. You said that one time Elena Vitali was addressing one of his disciples kumain. And he said to him, Dad of berocca, and felina, India, and
he said, let me tell you about the superiority of knowledge over wealth. He said, knowledge is far superior than wealth is. And he said to him,
wanted, man. He said, knowledge truly God's you, while you yourself, when you have the money, you got the money. So people say that I made the money. But now I've got so much anxiety, I really don't want to leave that money. I don't want to lose that money. So so much energy is spent on acquiring it. And so much energy is spent on protecting it. I had a teenager who came to me once and he said, I hate the Bloomberg channel, had no idea what the Bloomberg channel is. I said, What is it he said, my dad wakes up every day at six in the morning. And he blasts the TV because he wants to make sure that he follows the stock market from opening to end because he is so afraid that he's going to lose
So he said kumain he said a man wanted a horror show when
he said you got wealth. But in the meantime, he said knowledge guards, you know, people who are usually marginalized, exploited, fooled, deceived of people who don't know, they don't know. And that is what you will take advantage of them. So Mmm. And he said, knowledge guards you not only guards you as far as guarding your what you have. But he said guards you from making poor choices, making poor decisions in life. He said knowledge guards you. So if you want to be rich, he said, he said you make sure that you have a lot of knowledge. And then he said,
One nalu young possible. In fact, he said as you spend wealth doesn't matter how much you have said you will end up with less. Even if you have billions The minute you spend after spending you have less than what you had. He said one man who?
said one? Yes.
He said however, knowledge increases as you dispense it to others. Unlike wealth, the more you give, the less you keep knowledge like saying the more you give, the more you get back, people asking good questions, people sharing their thoughts with you, people making comments said, the more you give off it, the more it gives you back and the more you know, and some have a lot they say anytime that you read something and you quite don't get it, try to explain it to somebody else. And as you are attempting to explain it to somebody else, what happens is that you start getting clearer ideas about what it is that you read. And that is why in Islam knowledge is celebrated in the most
beautiful ways. The most repeated name of allah throughout the Quran, or an alley 187 times a word describes himself as a lien. And I learn
that Allah subhanaw taala goes out of his asymmetrically language that is based on a root verb. So there are different levels of intensity, that Allah is alum that Allah is actually that he is
And learn and sometimes it's in the adjective and sometimes it's in the verb. So Allah describes himself as such. This is the most common name of Allah in the Quran. And then we have token Halle esta Latina, Latina, Latina, lagana Moon, are they equal those who know and those who do not know. And so Pamela as we always repeat the very first word that was revealed to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is Accra learn, read why because the more you read, the more you know the more you know, the richer you become. We just tell you how celebrated knowledge is in the Quran. The Hadith says fallible, the enemy forgotten Allah Kula muslimin was he rewire wakulla muslimah Latina reviva.
He said that knowledge is an obligation upon every believer in one direction, he said, Every believing male and every believing female, and somebody will have been that narration to be a weak one. But every believer includes the males and the females. So in Islam, there is no gender barrier to learn, everybody is required to do so. And what is even more beautiful suparna law that Islam does not say that beneficial knowledge is only religious knowledge. All knowledge is that it is good. In Islam, there is no dichotomy between the religious and the secular sapan Allah and that's why they say when we refer to Bill keytab, in Moscow,
he said that you get to know the truth, by either reflecting upon revelation, or by pondering upon creation, Revelation is his creation is also his. So, there is no dichotomy between this and between that it all leads to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So all knowledge is celebrated. And then in the head is also the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam aku will
seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave, meaning that there is no age barrier to knowledge, and then he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and some people deem this to be weak, I say that envelope asleep, seek knowledge even if it be in China, but the point is that there is no geographical there is no geographical barrier. So no gender barrier, no age barrier, no geographical barrier, it just says that seek knowledge and Subhanallah they say knowledge or education is the organized transformation of information. That is true.
So the requirement is, it must be organized, transfer it to somebody else in an organized manner. And it must be true on the Quran says that is exactly the definition of of knowledge in the Quran.
Not Know Elijah never obtained a demo will help. Let us tell you about what happened between the two sons of Adam In truth, because we're going to inform you in an organized way, but it will be the truth in between. So the point is brothers and sisters said you want to be rich, acquire something that can never be lost. Nobody can take that away from you. So he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would say, Allah home that doesn't mean a billion. And then he would move on to say and he would say, was a Yin, Wilhelm, adorn us, Xena. No, Xena, they say somehow the law has three purposes, adornment to bring or to enhance the beauty of that which is inherently beautiful. You just make it more, you
just make it look more beautiful.
And sometimes it is to cover that which is inherently ugly, but you make it appear to be beautiful. But reality is it may have a beautiful appearance. But the reality of it is that the content of it is terrible. People tell me alcohol bottles, they look so beautiful.
Every time I go to the store, I look at the alcohol bottles, they just look beautiful. They are presented in a very beautiful way. But the content of it is inherently evil. And that goes for cigarettes, the way cigarettes are packaged, it's beautiful. The packaging of it is beautiful, but the content of it is inherently ugly and evil. So I said Zener is evil used to bring the beauty of that which is already beautiful, or to cover the ugliness of that which is inherently ugly.
But the point is that we use we love to look presentable. So he said was a noble help, but how
we average spending on makeup and cosmology in the US is at a billion dollars a month. That is how much money is spent.
Make up a billion dollars a month. People are spending it attempting to look beautiful. And please, this is not about saying don't look beautiful. But sometimes we look all in the wrong places, trying to use the wrong things in order to appear beautiful.
They say that in the year 2011 14 million people got plastic surgery. 14 million people. 14 million surgeries were performed last year in 2011. People who are not happy with their chin, think it's too flat. No, maybe it's too pointy. My nose is too big. No, it's too flat. No, it's too pointy. My eye sockets is too small. No, I really need to you know face with a needless say. So he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said everybody wants to look beautiful. So he said zeynab will help.
Or Allah beautify us with a sense of humility. So how humble people are beautiful people.
humble people are beautiful people. You enjoy their company. You love being around them. Because Subhanallah no matter how far they have made it, he said that you know what, there is always that human connection with them that you never lose. And Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave the best of examples. As far as humility is concerned. He didn't say you know what, everybody is beneath me. I am the messenger of Allah. He said, The panel I said that people would come. And the first question they would ask is they look around and they say, who's Mohammed? Would one of you is Mohammed, they would ask, and people would point out to somebody that was sitting amongst them, I
say, here is the Messenger of Allah say zeynab will help. So some people translate help to mean humility. And some people translate help to mean sublimity. People who are not easily angered people who are not easily provoked. No matter how foolish people become. They always keep their cool, they'll always keep their cool and Sinhala sometimes we talk about people and say, I love that man. He's always cool. Mashallah Tamara Cola, under pressure. They remain to be the nice people that they are and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was like this. One time the Prophet peace be upon him, was attending a funeral. And people were digging a grave when this man came and he said, Yeah,
Mohammed, would they are they nice in the kumeyaay Abdulmutallab.
As the grave and the funeral is taking place, somebody just died and this man starts yelling in front of everybody, Mohammed, give me back the money. I know you family of Abdulmutallab, you keep delaying or deferring, even though it's time to pay up. And people were so upset on the account of how he spoke to the Prophet peace be upon him. And just the bad timing. You just don't speak like that. So the process of them said leave the man alone. I'ma go give the man his money. So imagine just Rama is working with the man and I'm really upset with the man. So on the way the man holds our hands and said oh, by the way, La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah. So they may witness no one is
one of them for sure. But Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the Messenger of Allah, Allah lucency. What in the world are you talking about? He said, I have read in our books, Miss death, Alayhi, Jalan illness de la Hellman. He said, I have read in our books about Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, that the more foolish you act around him, the more gentle he becomes that I've read all the signs of him, I was just left with that one. I wanted to test it myself and love him as a human and help. You know, the people who, you know, no matter how foolish people are, they put a big smile on their face. Say that the best way to look beautiful, is to put a
smile on your face. And that is why sometimes it's really interesting. The more religious somebody becomes, the more depressed they look
will love you I give you I have no idea for some reason. The more religious you become, the more depressed and the more you frown upon Allah is anything that didn't teach that you know, whatever suka sadhaka to meet somebody who was a cheerful face that is part of charity. So why do Why do you do that?
And if not be a part of so engagement.
All of her interest Alan Kay for MFA in Delhi, Delhi and up the center and is all evil as he is and Alejandra Vika battle for washing out yourself Habiba solo Allah rasulillah so the idea is Subhan Allah faith is not just something that you know, put the heart in the
piece, but it also Pamela helps guide our facial expressions. And part of it is that you know what say that the more in peace you are, it will show in your demeanor, and you will have no difficulty of You know what, just putting a smile on your face, and then he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would say, what a criminal taco I want to be Noble. I want to be known. I want to be known as a noble man, you know, nobility, so he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Truly lability is about being God conscious. Because at that point, it is not people who are going to deem you noble, but rather in a Croma COO, and the law, that the most noble of you in the estimation of law, not anybody else, in
the estimation of Allah or those who are most God conscious, said, if you're looking for nobility, find it in your relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would say, what your min bill after you
or Allah make us beautiful, by always keeping us in the state of well being after you. That is being healthy. said Allah, I want to look beautiful and truly beauty is about being healthy. So how long have you seen people who are just too weak to walk?
People who are just not doing well? Maybe it's the terminal illness, whatever it is, so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Oh Allah keep us always in the state of well be for that is where our beauty comes from. What's your min Bill afio. Brothers and sisters. These are the prophetic formulas of how we can be rich look beautiful and be presentable and be deemed as people who are noble. We pray what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us a lot. That doesn't mean Evelyn was a sinner will help a cleaner but taqwa was a min Nabeel afia Apolo Allah has our software Allah Allah Allah confessed of through inaho
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Subhan, Allah, Islam, brothers and sisters. It's such an empowering D.
And what is beautiful about this prophetic statement is that everybody has access to it.
Everybody has access to it. You know, people write books, Rich Dad, Poor Dad, get rich and calm. I don't have I don't even have internet. How am I supposed to find out about this? I can't even read how am I supposed to find out about this? I don't even have the starting principle. How can I become richer? I can't even afford to buy this product, or even order it. So Islam says this prophetic formula. Everybody has access to it. Everybody has access to knowledge. Everybody has access in improving their own selves by being highly sublime and humble. Everybody has access to Panama to Allah subhanho wa Taala all the time. And as far as well health is concerned, when we have it,
appreciate it. And know that this is truly what makes us beautiful.
And as such insha Allah we will feel rich, we will look beautiful, we will feel beautiful. And there is going to be that sense of honor in all of us. Please do not misunderstand. I'm not saying don't aspire for wealth. I'm not saying don't want to have money will lie. That's not the point to things Islam says make sure that you acquire it through the right means but even more important, make sure that you acquire money for things that money can buy.
Because many things we acquire money or many times we acquire money to buy things that money cannot buy.
money can buy you entertainment, but it cannot buy you happiness.
It can buy you a bed but it cannot buy you Sweet dreams. It can buy you fame, but it cannot buy you through friends.
It can buy you books, but it cannot buy you knowledge.
It can buy you food, but it cannot buy you health. So the point is want money for things that money can buy. It is so dangerous when we acquire money to buy things that money cannot buy. At that point, no matter how much of it. We have. We will
always feel and be poor. But as we are taught by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, seek education is that that is where you are going to find your richness. Speaking of education, as you know, inshallah, this coming Sunday is going to be big, big Sunday. And that is where faith groups from different, you know, denominations get together to make a difference for those who are less fortunate than we are. For those who are homeless. You know, I think last time I was here, I told you that in the Anaheim School District, there are about 26,000 homeless students.
Now remember, what do people know about Anaheim?
It is the city with Disneyland in it. It is the happiest place on earth. The happiest place on earth has around it 26,000 homeless children What a shame.
So on brixon day, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, everybody, what they do is that they invite one another I say let us make a difference. Let us make a difference and hamdulillah We're so proud that our masajid are insha Allah part of that difference you know your own Masjid here remission via one Irvine and all the massages are making a difference. So what do we want you to do? We want you to make a difference. There is going to be blood Dr. Subhana Allah the nation's average on donating blood is anywhere between one to 3% of the population donate blood.
Okay, pay attention anywhere between one to three to 3% of the nation. they donate blood. Do you know what's the percentage in Orange County? It is negative to
Orange County is the county that gets its blood from outside the county.
But remember, we live in the happiest place on earth. So inshallah this coming weekend, you know we're looking for our community members say Come on over. I don't have any money to donate but hamdullah you know, are you healthy enough? Why don't you come and donate your blood inshallah your blood will be put in good use so we're looking for people who can come in donate blood please register outside and then there is something else you know, the 26,000 homeless kids here around Anaheim area. So let's make a difference. You know, we talk about education, price education, we want you to bring children books, it's the children books drive, bring the children books, you know
your kids, they've been collecting dust in the garage for so long. Bring the books bring them to the Minister insha Allah and let us make a difference or whatever it is that you decide to do shala on your way out, make sure that you do in sha Allah register out outside and also inshallah happening on on on May 5. inshallah, coming up is the eighth annual banquet defending religious freedom under standing Sharia, featuring different people and that will be taking place at the Sheraton Park Hotel at the in Anaheim here on hard work on harbor Boulevard. And these are beautiful activities that would love we would love for our community members in sha Allah to be to be part of it. And as we
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