Channel: Ibraheem Menk
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We think a lot of publicity for having gathered us here today. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala, to surround us with the matter and to cause his mercy and His Sakina to descend upon us, and to raise us with the MBR Allahu salatu salam, and those whom he has mentioned with him. Indeed, it is a mere man and a bounty of Allah subhanho wa Taala that he has allowed for us to gather here today. In some countries, people have been banned from doing this, but we think
that he's given us the opportunity to gather in the industry. Yes, indeed, we do not say anything bad about their bands because they are doing what it takes to contain a serious problem that has leaked the globe entirely. But at the same breath, we are grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala that there is not even one recorded the virus that has taken place in Zimbabwe and at the same time, we also are grateful that we are allowed to gather here today for the day of jumaan. Indeed, it would be something strange if we were not allowed to come to the masjid for Salatu. Juma, it is something that we look forward to the entire week, until we come for the john Sala. Today, I wanted to talk on
this topic from a different angle, we find that many people have addressed the concerns addressed how we should go about it, and our behavior during this time. But in reality, if we take a look at the advancement of men,
and we come to look at how he has developed the mobile phone, he has developed the motorcar the motor vehicle, he has developed these buildings that are skyscrapers, literally touching the sky, and that is why they are called skyscrapers. We can talk to a person halfway across the globe in a split moment. If you were to tell someone 50 or 100 years ago, that you will be able to not only talk but see a person that is in America from Zimbabwe, they tell you you man, yet Allah subhanho wa Taala allowed for mankind to develop all of this. And with all of this development, all of this advancement that we have, there is a virus that Allah Subhana Allah created that they make it I
cannot even see the naked I cannot even see that virus yet. We cannot get rid of it. We have not found a cure. What does this say? This says what Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us, Allah subhanho wa Taala says yes.
To Foucault a llama. Oh people you are in dire need of Allah subhana wa Tada. Well, long journey you will Jaime and Allah subhanho wa Taala is d independent. Allah subhanho wa Taala is the place where you see a lot of bonuses that you will gela doesn't need us to exist. He was there before there was anything and this is why the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says canon law when
there was a law and there was nothing and then he created so he does not require a mother, a father, a son, a daughter, a brother, a sister, he does not require food and drink. It's really funny all of us and we require the assistance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So he is Alderney he exists in and of himself. He is the one who holds up the sky listed fall upon us. And this is why he says well you
mean and he holds up the sky listed for you except with His permission. So had it not being for Allah subhanho wa Taala there would be no creation all together whatsoever. Now this is why we need Allah subhanho wa Taala and he says what you
what you owe
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to flee home and
turn to a lots of kind of war Tyler on relievers so that you may be successful. You know, in the latter part of that is a loss of animal that we began with Allah Subhana. Allah says, He shall give a comb, while actively helping God, if he wanted, he would have removed you completely and brought about a nother creation altogether. So, if Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to remove us completely take us off this earth, wipe us off the earth, he can, and you will bring a new creation, it will not decrease him in any way whatsoever. woman that I don't love.
And that is not very hard for me.
Because he existed before we even existed. So we unfortunately, sometimes in our lives, behave as though Allah is in need of us.
And we are not in need of him. Yet the opposite is very true.
He existed before we did, and he will exist long before we pass on and lead this world.
He will exist forever and ever to who is in need of
really and truly let's ask ourselves this question. Because now that this problem has hit the entire globe, people are beginning to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala people are beginning to ask Allah subhana wa Tada. And this is the nature of man. Allah subhanho wa Taala says what either
when hardship hits you in the seas, then everything that you pull besides a muscle kind of what Tyler folds away, it means nothing, all of a sudden, they cannot help you. They cannot come to your assistance. Who do you pull out to but Allah subhana wa Tada.
And then when Allah subhana wa tada removes you and takes you out of that hardship out of that difficulty out of that problem. You are safe on land. All of a sudden, you forget the monster, can you turn away from him? You leave him? Why don't you realize that the same maker that took you out of that problem can put you into a another one which will be the end, which will be the complete and total in you will have absolutely no continuity after that. So we need to understand that as much as we have actually taking the precautions. We've studied the science that goes behind this, we understand what we've got to do in order to stop the spread of this virus, we need global research
and after he has removed this calamity, and often he has raised all of the problems and there is no longer any disease on Earth, then let us not forget Romulans
because that is the attitude of those who do not believe that is the attitude of those who do not acknowledge Allah subhanho wa Taala. So let us not forget that he was when he wanted to go to the Canada. He wanted to destroy the Canada he marched on with a big army. A large army took them they had elephants with them, they had so much armor etc. They move towards the combat and they were intent on destroying this counter. But as you move you destroy one army they came up to fighting you destroyed another he destroyed another and when he needs to the Kaaba, Allah subhanho wa Taala allowed him to get there all together. He got there, and he was about to enter in Jamaica and Allah
subhanho wa Taala sent upon new birds, the smallest of birds, with the smallest of stones from dropped from a height that destroyed them completely large on a huge army. What was Allah subhanho wa Taala telling me, Allah,
Allah was saying that I don't even need to you use a huge army against you. You are huge, you are strong, you are big, the smallest of my creation, with the smallest of cables will drop them on to you and you will be destroyed. This in itself is a display of the Matan power
is independent. So when
I just hope and let us pray to Allah subhanho wa Taala that this virus is not a punishment from him that this virus is not getting rid of us and bringing people who will worship Him who will love him who will acknowledge him for who he is. We really and sincerely need to turn to bullies that he will gela because although it hasn't hit this country at all, we don't know if it has or hasn't. We need to understand that before it even comes. Let us ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, and perhaps you will remove it from us. before it even hits us It will be averted and diverted. You know, the people of Eunice Alia salatu wa sallam, when the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala came, it was already
there. They knew it is now coming. newness. alagille salat wa salam said three days, I'm leaving you and I'm going three days the punishment of Allah Subhana Allah is going to be here, he left. And these people tend to
Allah subhanho wa Taala averted the punishment from them, we have a chance, we have an opportunity. We've seen what is going on across the globe. We've seen what is going on internationally, globally, economies that were seen as powerhouses, we never thought that anything could bring them down have come to a complete stop coming to a halt by what I want. By that which your I cannot even see that with you I cannot even see. What is Allah subhanaw taala telling us, he is almighty, all powerful, he does not need us. We are in need of the dear brothers and sisters in Islam. The message today is very simple. Let us turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala perhaps he has given us a chance in this
country, perhaps he has given us an opportunity to turn back to him before it comes to us. And I'm not saying that this is specifically a punishment, only Allah Subhana Allah knows. But if it brings you closer to a place that you in general, as a believer, then you know that it is a test from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if it takes you further,
then for you perhaps it has become a punishment. Perhaps this is now what is taking you further from your ultimate salvation. You know that beyond this life, there is much more life. There is much more that a believer has, he understands that he's going somewhere. So prepare for that day before you returned to your makeup. You know, this happened at the time of
a loved one who when he was
there was a plague that took place. And
the loved one who was on a journey with a large group of people to work the place where the plague had taken place. And he heard of this play. So he stopped the people who gathered the leaders in community. And he said, Look, what should we do here? Should we carry on and go forth towards this land? Or should we turn back and they all decided or majority of them decided that they would turn back and go back to where they came from? And they would not proceed? So obey them says to
a loved one. He says that attractive woman Katerina Are you running away from the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala so he says, I wish or away that it had come from someone else besides you. I didn't expect this to come from you. And then he says nothing roomie de la de la de la. We are moving away from the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala to the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because ultimately, where are you going to run away from Allah but to him, there is nobody to run to, but to him when you run away from robots that you are jealous. So
a loved one who told him this and abort away that he immediately understood. He says, Now, I've understood, I've accepted. And this was the teaching of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says that when a play has struck a place, then don't go to the place. And if you are in that area, then don't leave the area. This was said more than 1400 years ago, when medicine was not as advanced as it is today. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling us that they take the precautions, take the measures that you have to take in order to stop the spread of this virus. Imagine and let us think for a moment that it began in a certain area and there was absolutely no trouble out of
with the virus and
Spread, though it wouldn't, if people had not gone into that area from a foreign land and he left it again it would have not spread, but a lot of ways that your general has decreed whatever has happened, we are believers in Allah subhanho wa Taala. So, we deal with the situation on the ground as it is, let us follow the advice that has been given to us by the medical experts by the government, they know what they are talking about, they are trying to help us and we need to help ourselves. So inshallah today after the do masala let us not shake each other's hands. as a preventative measure, you will be rewarded by police that you are general for not shaking the hand
of your brother in this instance, because you have a good intention. The same goes for Salah when we stand we don't stand so close in the so forth, Let us stand slightly apart, because perhaps that will protect us from touching the next man and just in case he has it, you will be protected. May Allah Subhana Allah protect us all. Lastly, and lastly, I'd like to raise one more point and that is that if a person dies from this, then Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam actually says Lisa min abdeen yakata em casa de Bella de la Buren, and hula and you see the who in LA Makita hula, hula hoop in Canada who miss Luigi Shaheed that there is no servant, that a plague hits his country, his
place, and he stays in it completely patient with the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala, except that he will have the reward of a martyr, except that he will have the reward of a monitor. So if you are to die from this as a believer or someone close to you is to die from this fires as a believer in a loss of Hannah who attend and know that the person has the full reward of a martyr. By the words of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and amazingly, let me let you in on a secret with this Hadith, something very interesting. A pseudo masala never said that if he died Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam only said that he was patient with the tip of Allah subhanho wa Taala he remained
in the area, you will have the reward of HIV. So we asked Allah subhana wa Taala to grant us all that he would appreciate and to grant us all the reward of martyrs. I mean, what sort of love was lm albaraka identity Nabina Muhammad Ali he was a big marine.