Imam Bukhari on Money

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Financial Thermostats Making You Cold?

Question: A brother in Birmingham asked the following question regarding
How can I get out of neverending debt? Alhumdulillah, its all riba-free loans of brothers but since i got married, my expenses have shot up. whenever i pay off a loan, a big expense comes up like car insurance or moving costs, etc and i have to borrow again.
My Answer:
We all have a financial number (goal) in our minds that we fall back to or always build up to. Most of us choose this number unconsciously.

Debt Riders: These are people who have their financial temperature set in a negative number. Even if they pay off their debts, they find a way to get back to their 'comfortable' negative number - be it negative 10 thousand, or negative 100 thousand in debt.

Break Eveners: These are the 'paycheque to paycheque' people. They only spend what they earn, and always find themselves around 'zero'.  Their financial temperature is set to zero.

The Savers: These are the people that have a number they are aiming for - say like 10 thousand. They save up till that amount, then they buy something - bank account drops down - but then build back up to that number.

We all have a number in our mind that if we drop below or build higher, we always find a way to make money or lose money to get back to the number we feel comfortable with.

Activity: what is YOUR financial temperature set to?  (Hint: it's probably the amount you have consistently found yourself in for the last 6 months or so)

If you are interested in resetting your temperature, click here to watch...


Does Your Green Have Deen - Notes

Here are some of my real life raw and uncut 'teacher' notes from the lecture. (Ok, I edited just a bit so that you may be able to read it)

7 Ways to Increase Your Wealth Whilst Coming Closer to Allah

  1. Ask Allah for Forgiveness  (Nuh: Ask your Lord for forgiveness...He will increase you in wealth)
  2. Fulfill ties of Kinship (Silat ArRahim) Anas : 'Whoever likes to have increase in his Rizq and to live long, should honor ties with his blood relatives' [ Bukhari and Muslim ]
  3. Halal Business: (And Allah made business transactions halal and Riba Haram)
  4. Interest Free Loans, Qardh Hasan (Who is it that will loan to Allah a goodly loan, so that Allah may compound it many times) The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said: "And whoever fulfills the needs of his brother, Allah will fulfill his needs." [ Bukhari and Muslim ]
  5. Zakah (700x return, promise from Allah) ~ Allaah has said ‘O bani Adam, spend!  I will spend on you. ~ “...Money will never decrease because of charity” [al-Tirmidi]
  6. Taqwa – (And whoever has Taqwa of Allah, Allah makes a way out for them, and provides for them from where they would not imagine) provide from where they would never imagine
  7. Dua: rabbana aatina fid dunya hasanah... (O Allah, give us goodness in this life, and goodness in the next, and protect us from Hellfire)
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