COURSES / MASTERCLASS
BARAKAH: SEEKING BLESSINGS
OF TIME, HEALTH & WEALTH
Your safety matters. Due to COVID-19, this MasterClass will be conducted online on Google Meet.
We were sitting in a gathering, and The Prophet ﷺ came with traces of water on his head. Some of us said to him: “We see that today, you are feeling good about yourself.” He ﷺ said: “Yes, and all praises and gratitude belong to Allah.” Then, he ﷺ spoke to the people about being rich. He ﷺ said: “There is nothing wrong with being rich for one who has piety, but good health, for one who has piety, is better than wealth, and feeling good about yourself is a blessing.”
[Sunan ibn Majah, Kitab At-Tijarat]
The concept of Barakah in Islam is something that is distinctly different from similar concepts found in other cultures, faiths and civilizations. In fact, the word “blessings”, the commonly used English translation for the Arabic word “Barakah”, is not really an accurate translation, one may argue. So, what is Barakah? What do we mean when we say: “May Allah put Barakah into this and that.” This is exactly what we shall be discussing in our next MasterClass.
The idea of Barakah, in brief, is the exponential increase of goodness, way beyond measurable proportions. In our daily lives, we might have offered our friends or family some help or assistance when they needed it the most, and in return, they might gift us something, or do us a favour, and we see that as a form of recompense that suffices the initial favour. Our relationship with Allah is not the same.
He gives. And He gives. In return, we show gratitude through obedience and worship. And because we are grateful, He increases in His giving. He gives so much more, despite the very little we sincerely do to appreciate Him.
Points Of Discussion Include:
• Exponential Increase: The Concept of Blessings in Islam
• Barakah Times: The Blessings of The Day & The Night
• TaqwaTrackerTM: The Real Get-Wealthy Scheme
• The Crucial Capital: Health As A Profitable Investment
“The example of those who spend their wealth in the cause of Allah is
that of a grain that sprouts into seven ears, each bearing one hundred grains. And Allah multiplies the reward even more, to whoever He wills. And Allah is All-Bountiful, All-Knowing.”
[Surah Al-Baqarah, Ayat 261]
We are always looking for increase, be it in our time, health or wealth. But knowing that Allah is The One who gives us time, health and wealth, how do we actually get that increase from Allah? What should we do to attain the state in which we shall be bestowed upon, the Barakah from Allah?
While we are all living this limited life, we want to make the best of what has been given to us, and through this journey, we seek Allah’s blessings, so that we can achieve greater goodness, and ultimately, the pleasure of Allah. We seek to be blessed, so that we can become the best.
Sunday, 28 Feb
2pm – 5pm
This course will be conducted online on Google Meet.
Ustaz Taufiq bin Radja Nurul Bahri
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