Channel: Ibraheem Menk
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen illa Allah Al amin ob Hina stir in also Leona Sally Maha Tamil Gambia you are Emmanuel mousseline. Nabina Muhammad Ali, he was happy as marine Allah Melissa Allah in the Niger and tiempo Salah, what entertains you? I will husna. Either sheet tests are hella obvious. Well, I see what I mean bill. Hey, Robbie can Stein we thank Allah who believes that he will jellal for having gathered us here today online. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to surround us with the mela iica and to cause his mercy and the Sakina to descend upon us and to raise us with the MBR Allah e Mo. Salatu was Salam and those whom he has mentioned with them,
is the HA is the topic today? What does it mean? It means to seek goodness from Allah subhanho wa Taala. You see, in the previous times, the people of Arabia engaged in a practice that was known as DARPA, your what they did is they came out of the homes on a particular day in which they wanted to engage on a certain task. And they would release birds from a cage or a box, release birds and see in which direction they would fly. Or they would come out and see a bird flying in the sky in a certain direction. And they will decide that that means that this act that we want to do this task that we are engaging in is a good task. This is a good sign. And if the birds flew in the opposite
direction, then they decided that that was a bad task and they should not go ahead with it. It was a bad omen from Allah subhanho wa Taala so Allah how cool is that you will gll replaced the more meaning with that which was good. Is the car the seeking of goodness from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now the question is how do we engage in this act of worship from Allah subhanho wa Taala you get up and you perform your will do like you perform for any seller. And then you perform tour a card of knuffle prayer tour a card of prayer that is not obligatory. You perform those to rock out of salah and then you make a dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala and we do our that is mentioned in the hadith of
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is a great to full of meaning. Many of us have heard of his dukkha we know obviously what we've done is the heart. But how often do we think of the meaning of the words that we are uttering before our maker? What is it that we're asking Allah subhanho wa Taala What does this great do I mean, from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam you know, it's the heart is so important. That jabiru nom de la hora de Allah and who says in this hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, from him that the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to teach us istikhara in the same manner that he taught us a surah from the surah of the Quran, Allah Akbar
that means that istikhara is so important that he actually emphasized it to the extent that he taught it to them like a surah from the sewer of the Quran, Allah Akbar. So what is this dude? Let us get down to it. Allahumma inni as the hero can be really Mika, Oh Allah, I ask you for goodness with the knowledge that you have. What you are doing is acknowledging that the knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala is better and superior to yours. So I asked you for goodness with your knowledge, you know what is good? You know what is bad? Oh Allah, Grant me that which is good. What else duck Nero can be pedantic and I seek power from you with your power or Allah. Your power is vast, and
Supreme. Mine is weak. I seek for power. I seek power from you. Oh Allah, I seek the ability to do this act from you. Oh Allah. Well as ello come in fugly Kaleem. And I asked you from your vast fever and bounty. You see this has a very deep meaning. And what does that mean? It means that you are asking Allah subhanho wa Taala from his vast bounty, because that particular girl or boy or person that you want to marry, you don't know whether they are good for you or not. So
You are asking Allah subhanho wa Taala that I asked you from your vast bounty if this person is not good for me, then I know that you have somebody else for me Allah. If this deal this business deal is good for me, then you grant it to me or Allah If not, I know that you have something else in store for me Why? Because you're, you know your favor is vast, Allahu Akbar, you know, they say there are many fish in the sea. And this is something that I repeat to people who are focused on one person, one person that they want to marry, remember, that goodness and evil is only known by Allah subhanho wa Taala what is good for us what is bad for us? Only Allah horrible is that he will gel
knows we can only see from that which is apparent and this is why he says
comb and perhaps you despise something yet it is good for you. Well as
to him Moshi Oh eyeshadow, lacunae and perhaps you love something and it is actually bad for you. So there is so much that we don't know sometimes that go that you are fixated upon or that boy that you are fixated upon is your downfall. Oh in sand. Oh son of Adam, think about this. Think about the fact that perhaps this person might end up causing a lot of problems for me. So, let me ask Allah for that which is good from his bounty or as Luca Min fogli Kaleem, for indicator to be up there for indeed you are able and I am not able, Oh Allah you are able and I am not able. What level wala Alamo and you know, and I do not know, Allah subhanho wa Taala knows in the manner that we do not
know so we do not know what is good and what is bad only Allah really knows what until I learn who you are. And you are the Knower of the unseen as we said, that which is the parent is what we can tell this person is good for me. This business deal is good for me, but the rest what is going to happen in the future. Only Allah knows. So you're asking him with his knowledge of the future to give you that which is good for you. Allah in quinteto Allah more and more how you leafy Dini wanna ashy wa t Betty Emery takanobu li y ser hooli thermobaric leafy, Oh Allah if you know that this particular action and you should take the name so for example, her the zenwatch this marriage is
good for me how you really thought the durable Li fi Dini wanna ashy in my Dean, in my religion, and in my life on the ice, what are tivity Embrey and at the end of my matter, meaning in every aspect of my life, in my Deen and in my dunya and at the end of the day, if this is good for me, luck Dora hooli, thermobaric Li y, acetylcholine barbarically. fi and make it easy for me and then grant me Baraka in it. Oh Allah. So you're asking Allah subhanho wa Taala that what ever is good for me granted to me, if it is good for me granted to me.
And then you go on to ask Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is the part that many young boys and girls don't want to ask Allah subhanho wa Taala with, they don't want to ask Allah subhanho wa Taala with this part because it involves turning that matter away from them. You see, you begin to love someone so much that you are blinded. You don't see what is good and what is bad. So to the extent that if it is bad for you at that juncture, you know that it is bad for you, and you know that you are not supposed to do it. You're actually you don't want to make that to to Allah subhanho wa Taala but my dear brother, my dear sister, that is foolishness. Think about what you're doing you living
for the moment, and you'll you'll suffer a lifetime in order to live that moment. Allahu Akbar. think hard about what you are doing.
Allah in contattare Alamo and the hurdle Umbra shell Roo leafy Dini wanna ice key Betty Emery first riff one knee was with me and who? Oh Allah, if you know that. This is
bad for me in my Deen and in my dunya. And in the end of my matter, at the end of the day, whether this is good or bad if it is bad for me, then first riff who actually was with me and who, so turn it away from me and turn me away from it. Allahu Akbar. Make this dua completely. Don't leave out this part. Why? Because you don't know perhaps you are turning away the single most greatest evil to ever enter into your life. Allah Akbar. Think about that. Think about that you don't know and Allah knows you already acknowledge that. So ask Allah subhanho wa Taala for goodness and ask him to turn away the evil from you. work directly and higher. Hey thought Karna thumb must refer me from our
Beanie Baby. And grant me good way ever it may be if it is in this then in this Alhamdulillah if it is in the next one, then in the next one Alhamdulillah give me goodness, wherever it may be, Oh Allah, even if it is something that I despise, and I don't like from lynnie be in make me happy with it. Allah Akbar. One is to ask Allah subhanho wa Taala for that which is good in your life.
One is to ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to turn the evil and the bad away from you. But then make me happy with Ito Allah, Allah, I may not be happy with it, but make me happy with it. Perhaps I feel that it is bad that I missed out on the opportunity to marry Fatima or Osama or Zaid or whoever it may be.
I think that it is bad for me. But Oh Allah, if it is actually an evil thing for me, then turn it away from me and make me happy with your decree. This is part of a man and belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala. You see, we are acknowledging that we don't know and Allah knows, sometimes dear brothers and sisters in Islam, a person comes to us and says but you know, I may do I only see her and eventually I got divorced. So what's the problem? What happened? Why is it that Allah did this to me? Don't question the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala that divorce was good for you. So Allah decreed it for you. You remember you acknowledged and you said online you know, I don't know why
Allah who yeah l'amour and to Natal moon, Allah knows and you do not know. So that divorce was good for you. So he decreed it for you. And after that divorce came something that is better Alhamdulillah thank Allah subhana wa Tada. So what you are doing when you make do our holistic data is you leaving it to Allah subhanho wa Taala and you are saying Oh Allah, whatever you decide, I am happy with it. And Allah make me happy with it, even if I am not Subhan Allah. So there are certain things that we should remember when it comes to St. Hara St. St. sha Allah to herbalist Ihara, you always seek counsel from everybody else, do your homework, find out whether that deal is good for
you, whether that person is good for you do your homework before you do istikhara and once you do istikhara then stop all of that. And go ahead. Go ahead. Don't waste time. So once you istikhara has been done, then go ahead. Why do we say this? Because
when you ask other people when you are asking human beings and insan so different people have different opinions, you ask them but it is okay to go from one person to the next. But when you're asking Allah your maker, then you are asking the best for the best. There is nobody better than Allah subhanho wa Taala so don't turn back to a human being. After having asked Allah subhanho wa Taala if you have to repeat these taharah repeat it. If you feel you are still unsure, and you don't know, then repeat this the harder but don't go back to a human being. So
now that we've addressed that Subhanallah you don't go back to a human being and ask that human being for something after having asked Allah subhanho wa Taala Yes, you must go ahead with that action. You must decide once you've made this taharah and go ahead with the action. You don't have to wait for a dream You don't have to wait for an inkling or a feeling within because you're asking Allah subhanho wa Taala in that da to make it easy for you. If it is not
meant for you, then Allah will turn it away from you. And if you're finding that doors are closing in front of you, you know, you're trying to open the door it shuts you trying to open the door, it shuts the know that that is from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if you get a dream, or you get a feeling, then Alhamdulillah that's a good sign, then you can either go ahead if it is a good dream, a good feeling, or you leave it if it is a bad dream or a bad feeling. But don't wait for that dream or that feeling this is a mistake that many of us actually make. So we've addressed the how of is the Hara, why should you make it harder? I think we've spoken about that as well. Because you don't
know and Allah subhanho wa Taala knows, and when you should make istikhara we said that it is to be made. At any time. Whenever you feel that there is a decision to be made that is impactful on your life, it will impact your life. Then make istikhara ask Allah subhana wa Taala it can be anything. It can be about a job, it can be about a business, it can be about nica or zenwatch or it can be about anything else, whatever it is that you're trying to make a decision with regards to buying a property buying a home, whether that home is good for you or not. Allah knows and you do not know. So the last and final message that I'd like to leave you with is that if it is bad for you, then
leave it and turn away from it. Because you know that Allah subhanho wa Taala is actually turning this away from me. Don't actually go into it and don't do it knowing that it is something that for you. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us the ability to make istikhara in the correct manner. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us the ability to practice upon his own upon the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I mean or sallallahu wasallam albaraka Elena below Mohammed Ali. He was happy as you may