Episode 16 – The Wrong Motives of Life, a reminder by Mufti Menk

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Debt Free Muslim Podcast Episode 16

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About Mufti Menk:

Ismail Musa Menk was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. He was tutored by his father who is a well known scholar and Da’ee.

He completed his hifz and recitation courses at an early age and learnt the Arabic and Urdu languages whilst studying Shariah under his father. At the same time he attended an Academic College in Harare where he completed his secondary secular education. He then attained a degree in Shariah from the University of Madinah and later specialised in Iftaa at Darul Uloom Kantharia in Gujarat.

This episode covers:

-The race behind materialism is a never ending game of trying to play catch-up.

-Not having the means to own something but still striving to get it only enters you into a dangerous cycle of incurring debt.

-We are taught as Muslims to be happy with what Allah has blessed us with and be content with it.

-Tailor your life according to your budget.

-Buying what you cannot afford will only be a constant burden on your shoulders and a distress of the mind.

-Be mindful of your salary and spend accordingly, not purchasing a car, house, furniture etc., that is out of your range.

-Certainly, we should aim for the skies, but don’t pretend as if you are in the heavens when you’re not yet above the ground.

-When you constantly strive for materialistic gain, this disease can spread to other parts of your life as well.

-More money does not solve your problems.

-Wealth does not spoil you. It gives you the opportunity to show others who you always were inside.

-Distinguish between the wants and needs and budget carefully.

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Adam Taufique

Adam Taufique is a founding member of Qur'an Weekly and Debt Free Muslims. He is a regular khateeb in his community and has served in Masjids from being a weekend school teacher to youth coordinator. You can follow him on Google+ or on Twitter @adamtaufique.

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