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At the end of this article I have included 3 charts and an explanatory note, as follows: 1.

A Chart (Series 4) that lists the titles of the 10 Six Minute Talks with the corresponding Talk Number. These Scripts or Articles could be read or downloaded from ScribD 2. A Chart (Series 3) that lists out the series of talks that covers the subject Muslim History or Islamic History. This interesting subject is covered in two approaches. One set of talks (Talk Nos 114 & 116) are an outline of what happened, and The second lot of talks (Talk Nos 117 to 119) is a description of the reaction of the Muslim world or the Muslim Populace to the changes or the social tribulations that were taking place right throughout this history. 3. A Chart (Series 2) that lists out the 16 Talks (or Episodes) under the series Knowing Allah Taaalah or Knowing GOD These Scripts or Articles too could be read or downloaded from ScribD 4. Notes to these talks or to these scripts/ articles

The main objective of these talks (and therefore the scripts of these talks), is to stimulate thinking. Sensible, rational and logical thinking. So, my message, think, think & think! Be sensible, be rational and be logical.

#127 How did Prophets EARN?


Dear Friends,


One important deed of Muslims is SwadhaQa. In fact in the month of Ramazaan we are repeatedly instructed that we should increase our SwadhaQa. Now what is SwadhaQa? Almost every Muslim would say it is charity. So when we say give SwadhaQa or increase our SwadhaQa does this not mean that we should give charity and increase our acts of giving charity? What is this charity that we are repeatedly instructed to give? Finally it all boils down to Rupees and cents or if we were abroad to Dollars, Euro and Riyals. We are also told that even a smile, a kind word and such kindly acts too are acts of SwadhaQa. But then to give SwadhaQa or to increase our SwadhaQa should we not be earning more? Should we not be receiving more Rupees and Cents or more Dollars Euro and Riyals? How can we do this? How did the Prophets do this? Let us see how the Prophets earned. Surah MudhdhaSsir was one of the first 3 Surahs to be revealed. So it contained some of the very earliest Quranic instructions to the Muslims. (74:5) and keep away from filth, (74:6) and do not confer favor to acquire more (in return). (74:7) And with regard to your Rabb, observe patience.

These are Quranic instructions revealed to Prophet Muhammad and conveyed to us. We are told to keep away from Ar Rujz which means uncleanliness or filth, and then we are told do not expect a reward for the favors we do. Since these two Aayaths are in sequence it could also indicate that that the rewrd we claim for the favors we do could be the Ar Rujz that Allah is warning us about. Then we could ask the question, then if I do not claim a return or a reward for the favors I do, then I do I seek my provision or my Rizq? The very next Aayath answers that question; (74:7) And with regard to your Rabb, observe patience. Wonderful, isnt it?

Now let us see the condition of some of the other Prophets. In Surah Ash Shuara there are 3 Aayaths, a sort of a lovely meaningful refrain, that are repeated by Nuh (AS), Hudh (AS) Saleh (AS) Lut (AS) and Shuhaib (AS) Let me read these 3 Aayaths. This is what those 5 Prophets told their people;

(26:107) I am an honest messenger for you. (26:108) So, fear Allah and obey me. (26:109) I do not claim from you any reward for it. My reward is with none but with the Lord of the worlds;

In Surah Yaseen, a Surah which many of us recite regularly and I am sure many of us have memorized, we have this instruction: (36:21) Follow those who do not claim any reward from you, and who are on the right path.

There are many such Aayaths in the Quran that clearly indicate to us that the Prophets and good believers had no earnings as we understand earnings or limited these avenues of earnings. They had deep conviction in the promises of Allah. So now I ask the question, we have to give Swadhaqa. In the month of Ramazaan we should increase our SwadhaQa. Then if the Prophets avoided worldly earnings or limited their avenues of worldly earnings how did they give SwadhaQa or how could they have increased the giving of SwadhaQa? Interesting isnt it. Let us read the Quran with new fervor and try to understand the message that allah points out to us through his Aayaths or his Signs. May Allah Taaalah guide us all and accept us all. Jazza Kalla Khairan. Assalamu Alaikum

Imtiaz Muhsin Colombo Sri Lanka crescent786@hotmail.com You Tube Channel - HaneefanMusliman

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Series 4

The Talks Numbered 125 to 134 are a series of Six Minute Talks presented in the month of Ramadhlaan (2013). The titles are as follows: Talk No 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 Talk Number & Title The Muslim Shaithaan How did the Prophets Earn? The Swudhoor Scoldings the Prophet Received Understanding Allahs Justice Arabic language of the AQL Pretending to be Mumin Jinns and Insaan The Mu'min Comments

Series 3 Note on Talks on History of Muslims


As Muslims it is necessary that we are aware of the History of Muslims over the last 1400 years. It is necessary for us to realize the winds of change over these last 1400 years especially since Muslim Populations have been through quite some turbulent times. I have covered this vast area in 5 talks. (This is insufficient) The first two talks were on the history and the next three talks were from another viewpoint. I discuss the response of the Muslims due to the many changes that were affecting their lives their religion and thus their culture. These Talks are numbered and titled as follows: Talk No 114 116 117 118 119 Topic The History Series The Effects of 1400 Years - Part 1 Effects of 1400 years - Part 2 The Muslim Response Series The Religious Response of Muslims due to Events surrounding the Caliphates of the Khulafaa Ur Raashidheen The Religious Response of Muslims due to Events surrounding the beginning of the Ummayyads The Religious Response of Muslims due to Events in the Period of the Muslim Empires Date Broadcast Jan 25th 2013 Feb 8th 2013 Feb 22nd 2013 March 29th 2013 April 5th 2013

Series 2 The Talks numbered 054 to 071 is under a series titled Knowing Allah Taaalah or Knowing GOD
The details of the scripts of these 16 Episodes (Talks) are as follows;
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Please Note
1. I have had the great privilege, (since Aug 2010), of presenting talks on the weekly Radio Program Culture of Islam [Friday 5.30 to 6.00 am, Radio Sri Lanka - FM 97.4] 2. Since these are Radio Talks, I refer to, or address the audience as listeners 3. I am well aware that the audience to these talks would consist of people belonging to a variety of faiths. So as to make people of all faiths feel included, I very often use words and names that are common to all religions. 4. For these reasons, I use the name GOD, as well as Abraham, Moses, Jesus etc as well as the names Allah, Ibrahim (Alaihis Salaam), Moosa (Alaihis Salaam), Easa (Alaihis Salaam) etc 5. Muslims by habit usually say Sallallahu Alaihiwasallam, when the name of Prophet Muhammad is mentioned, and Alaihis Salaam' when the name of a Prophet is mentioned. However, in these series of talks I have reduced the use of these prayers & sayings to the bare minimum. 6. Muslims, also by habit, use a number of Arabic prayers or sayings, such as Alhamdulillah, Insha Allah and so on. Again, I have reduced the use of these prayers or sayings to the bare minimum. 7. Sometimes I have to write Arabic words in the English script. I have devised my own way of writing Arabic in English, as follows;

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All Praise and Thanks is due to Allah and Allah alone Alhamdulillah!