Muslims Obey Allah then why are Non Muslims like Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, the Richest in the World

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First question, Mohammed Fazal from Bangalore.

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He says I'm a software engineer. Sir, we Muslims pray fast and try to do all the things that please Allah. Then why are people like Bill Gates? Jeff because Mukesh Ambani Why are they rich? Why not Muslims? also why only a small section of Arab Muslims are rich

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Abdullah Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said it's mentioned Hey Buhari was number four, Heidi's number 3158.

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That By Allah, I do not fear poverty, but I fear the wealth of this world. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, he feared that is Omar they will have wealth they will become rich and this money this wealth will take them away from Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So wealth, being rich having money it is not the criteria for success.

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Based on your question,

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it seems as if you are trying to say that success is based on how rich a person is how well the a person is how much money a person has. But true richness, it is the richness of a man. It is the richness of taqwa, Allah subhanaw taala says in the gladius with an insert of Roger Roger Chapman 49 was 13 Yeah, you know, so in halappanavar coming late, Gary will watch I'll come sure Oban wakaba elita rafiu in a kurama come in the La Jolla torkham in the LA Holly mahabir. All Mankind we have created you from a single pair of a male and female and divided you into nations and tribes so that you may recognize each other, not that you may despise each other, and the most honor among you in

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the sight of Allah, He is the most righteous of you. The person who has taqwa the criterion for judgment in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is not cast, it is not color, it is not wealth, it is not money, but it is righteousness. It is God consciousness, it is taqwa it is piety.

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And our beloved Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, he said, that it is more easy for a poor man to go into Jannah than a rich man. Because the rich person, he has to give accounts of all his spendings he has to give accounts whether he has given czaka he will be questioned about all these things. But as the poor person, he will get 100 out of 100 and soccer because he does not need to pay soccer.

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Similarly, the true richness, it is the richness of a man. It is the richness of tequila

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and a beloved Prophet Muhammad peace be upon what did he leave behind? Did he leave behind wealth?

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Did he leave behind money, he left behind Sahaba who were torchbearers of the world.

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And I disagree with you.

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When you said that, why not many Muslims, they are rich.

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In fact, if you analyze among the top 100 richest people, majority of them there are Muslims.

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You have something known as the listed companies, you have the Forbes list, etc.

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These are the listed companies. So these businessmen like Bill Gates, Jeff because etc. They are according to the listed companies, they are the richest people in the world

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because they're public limited companies, they are registered.

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But if you analyze the Arab Muslims, many of their companies they are not public, limited companies. And as I said earlier, that among the top 100 richest people in the world, majority of them, they would be out of Muslims, but what is the state of the Muslim Ummah, today the Muslims, they have felt,

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but yet, look at the state of the Muslim ummah. We are divided. We are fighting over petty and small issues.

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So wealth is never the criteria for success.

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Even though we Muslims, we have wealth, we are rich, but yet the state of the Muslim Ummah it is divided.

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And Omar de la one

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he asked the sahabas that what would you want this room to be filled with

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so that you can give it in the cause of Allah subhanaw taala

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So the Sahaba they say

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that we want this room to be filled with gold so that we can give it in the course of Allah subhanaw taala Omar of the Allahu anhu asks us for something better.

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The Sahaba they say that we want this room to be filled with rubies, pearls, diamonds, so that we can give it in the cause of Allah subhanaw taala O'Meara de la Juana us asked for something better. The Sahaba they say, Oh ameerul momineen. You tell us what is better. So O'Meara de la Juana. He says that I want this room to be filled with the likes of Abu Zubaydah vanilla Chara, may Allah be pleased with him

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so that he can go and spread the message of Islam. I want this room to be filled with the likes of mas bingeable. May Allah be pleased with him so that they can go and spread the message of Islam. Omar Adios, the last one. He did not want the room to be filled with gold gems, balls, diamonds, but he wanted the room to be filled with blood like Abu Zubaydah was bingeable. May Allah be pleased with them, so that they can go out and spread the mystery of Islam.

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The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon the Sahaba they did not leave behind gold, they did not leave behind well, but they left behind the legacy they left behind their character, they left behind their message

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so that people can follow their path.

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And there is a list of the 10 richest people in the world. At the third position is Bill Gates. At the second position is Jeff because do you know who is the richest person in the world who is on the number one position?

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The richest person in the world is the one who offers to Raka of Sunnah before the fudger obligately prayer

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because offering to Raka of Sunnah before the Father obligatory prayer is better than the world and all that is in it. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him he said that the one who offers to Raka

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of the Sunnah before the Father obligated prayer, it is better than the world and all that is in it.

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Imagine just offering to Raka of Sunnah of the fudger prayer. Imagine the reward, the greatness the importance of offering the Friday prayer. The Prophet peace be upon he just stated the importance of to Raka of Sona fudger prayer,

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it is better than the world and all that is in it.

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So we Muslims, we believe as we need to strive for the Hereafter, and the only thing that will be acceptable in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala on the Day of Judgment, it is not your money, it is not your wealth, but it is your good deeds, it is your righteous deeds.

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So, even if a person he is rich in this world,

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but he may not be rich in the hereafter. If a person runs behind money and wealth in this world, in the hereafter he will not get a share.

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Therefore, as believers the prime focus the true richness is the richness of Eman. Success is based upon a person's good deeds upon a person's righteous deeds. So we need to understand that even though some people they may be rich, they may be wealthy, but that is never the criteria to judge the success of a human being