January 6, 2002: Bringing Barakah Into Our Lives
2 goals attained:
– whoever makes effort will get results (1:1 ratio expected)
• If you put effort into a piece of metal, you can make it fly (airplane)
– when added to effort, the result is multiplied
• When a Muslim puts an effort but puts barakah into it, it is multiplied.
Ex. think about the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم - within 22 years, he established such an environment that even today we are practicing Islam & thinking about him صلى الله عليه وسلم.
How many things last 1400 years? SubhanAllah!
How does one take this barakah in?
Follow in the footsteps of the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم.
Why is barakah in our lives?
Money goes further than a person with millions because connected it to Allah سبحانه و تعال.
Key1: Sunnah - you achieve barakah by following the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم. Everything he did was for Allah سبحانه و تعال.
Read Imam Ghazali’s books, especially From Error to Guidance
Sunnah isn’t just there for us to read about but for us to act on/interact with. Emulate the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم.
Key2: Continuous dhikr - secret of barakah