Nouman Ali KhanScholar English

Greed vs Contentment: The Way to a Fulfilling Life

If you’re waiting for people to stick their hand out and say, Can you please give me I haven’t eaten or I have a baby in my arms and we haven’t we don’t have food etc, that that’s you waited too long. you know.

You know when people don’t beg and we assume they don’t need there’s a problem. That jaheel thinks that they have no need Quran says, the ignorant the ignoramus thinks that this person is doing okay because they didn’t beg. That’s not how we’re supposed to be.
you’ll recognize them by the marks on their faces.

In other words, you’re going to look look at people so You look stressed out Is everything okay?
Yeah, Alhamdulillah, No, no, no, let’s sit down and talk. And that’s how you get to know. this compassion is being talked about?
Why would somebody do that?
Why would somebody be so caring about somebody else when they’re not lost in themselves?
When the only thing you and I are thinking about is ourselves?
When all we’re thinking about is, you know, that’s all that’s going on in our mind. We’re so lost in our own world, how are you ever going to even have time to look at the face of the person next to you?
Well, how’s that going to happen?
And so Allah says, No, you’re too lost in yourself. You don’t honor the orphan. You don’t encourage the food of the Miskin, forget the strangers that you meet etim and the miskeen maybe from your community, but in your own family, when somebody passes away.

you eat the the inheritance and the idea of eating you know, actually …….. And this is this is an Quranic invention, this expression of eating inheritance was not used in Arabic literature anywhere.
In other words, Quran use this expression to describe something, you know, when you eat something, there’s nothing left. When you eat something, it’s gone to waste now it’s was consumed entirely by you, and it has no other benefit left.

That’s the idea of eating as opposed to taking if you take something you might give it back also, what’s Quran is commenting on here is you people when it comes to the inheritance distribution, the strong among you, which is which was what the Arab Jahali culture was the strong among them, the older brothers, or the son as opposed to the mother or the sister or whatever, whoever was stronger, would quickly come take everything and put it away or invest it or use it up.

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