When looking at the lives of Malcolm X and Martin you can see they did so much in so little time. Reflecting on that and taking heed the words of the Prophet Muhammad (s), “When you leave this world either you are relieved of this world or the world is relieved you are gone”. We should live our lives so that we can fulfill this legacy.
Often in our communities we talk about sadaqa or charity in terms of fundraising and giving money. What about charity beyond giving money? Imam Omar Suleiman explains. This khutbah was delivered on September 21, 2018 at Masjid al Wali
“O son of Adam, I asked you for food and you fed Me not. He will say: O Lord, and how should I feed You when You are the Lord of the worlds? He will say: Did you not know that My servant So-and-so asked you for food and you fed him not? Did you not know that had you fed him you would surely have found that (the reward for doing so) with Me?” (Muslim) – Visiting the sick – Attending to the needs of needy – Helping the Helpless – Social service & feeding parallels
Great people are remembered in the past for what they have left behind and what they did for the betterment of humanity? What is our legacy? What will we leave behind? What will people remember us for?
A lecture based on one of his well-known khutbahs about charity. Imam Siraj Wahhaj demonstrates the reality of wealth from an Islamic perspective. He reminds the audience to use their money wisely and inspires them to spend now before it’s too late. Remarking that this is one of the most important topics to understand, he places the life of this world in the proper context and reminds us of just how fleeting material things really are. A great talk that emphasizes the importance of giving and that our true security comes with investing in the hereafter. Includes an extensive question and answer session that addresses, among other things, the following issues: saving money in the bank, balance in spending, zakat on gold jewelry, sadaqah jariyyah, reward for helping non-Muslims, and giving zakat to non-Muslims. (Duration: 1 hour, 35 min)