Channel: Ibraheem Menk
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen illa Allah Al amin ob history in one also Liana Salah Maha Tamil ambia your emammal more serene Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi as marine Allah melesa Allah Allah Masha Allah who Salah one teta Jyoti hasn't that either she has a healer or a BSc well I said with me bill hi Robbie canister in we thank Allah horrible is that he will gentle for having gathered us here today online and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to surround us with the mela aka and to cause his mercy and His Sakina to descend upon us and to raise us with the MBR Allah hemos Salatu was Salam and those whom he has mentioned with them, I mean,
Allah subhanho wa Taala has chosen certain times over others similarly He has also chosen certain places over others. So, if we take a look at my cattle makara Rama we will realize that it is actually more blessed than the rest of places and the time of Hajj is more blessed than the rest of time Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah has blessed that time. Similarly, Ramadan has been blessed from amongst the rest of the month. So Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed it and within that month he placed a night that is greater than the rest of the night. And that is Lila two other Now we all know that laylatul other is better than 1000 months. And Subhan Allah Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who
gave the people of the past lifespans that lasted for 1000 years, 950 years, 800 years, 1200 years. So they lived very long lifespans. A person may ask, why is it that Allah subhanho wa Taala has only given us 60 to 70 years, as Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says our model myteam ebina sedena illa submarine. The lifespan of my own man is between 60 and 70 years isn't that unfair? May Allah subhanho wa Taala be exalted of this Allah subhanho wa Taala is exalted of this. You see, there is absolutely no injustice being done here. If we take a look at our lives, Allah subhanho wa Taala granted us Knights like Laila to other in which we can achieve what they achieved in 1000
years. In fact, it is possible that we can go even further, there is an opportunity to achieve even more than they did. Why? Because if you are to reach, find Laila to other every year for 60 to 70 years, that is more than 1000 months every year, that is being added to your scale of good deeds that goes way beyond 1000 years. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is most just and there is absolutely no injustice here. The point I'd like to raise here today is that Do you see how powerful laylatul other is? That one night, if you find it every year, you can surpass 1000 years 5000 years, so panela so you can worship Allah subhanho wa Taala or your worship can be counted for 1000 years?
2000 years 3000 5000 years Allahu Akbar a very very, very long time. So we should realize that Allah subhanho wa Taala has really blessed us by granting us this night. Allah horrible is that you will Joanne says in
the movie la isla to Pardo indeed we sent it down we sent what down we sent the Quran down from a local myphone to Bay to Liza from the preserved tablet to the first heaven way to lays the house of might in which Allah subhanho wa Taala sent the Quran down to so it was sent during this night and this is why we say Jehovah Melbourne I levy was the Laffy Lupo.
The month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed so the month of Ramadan is the month of the Quran and this is why we find ourselves worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala throughout this month, and especially on this night, when you stand up for Allah subhanho wa Taala and you worship Him and you ask of him and you make dua to him. Remember that you are also reciting the Quran within your Salah when you stand up to Allah
subhanho wa Taala for Allah subhanho wa Taala then you reciting the Quran within your Salah in this night so it is part of lateral Qatar as well you can actually open and you should also open the Quran on Laila to either recite some of the Quran and give some of the night to Al Quran Al Karim. You see, Allah subhanho wa Taala then goes on to say, why am
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min el facia, how laylatul cargar is better than 1000 months, and this is where I'd like to draw our attention to something most of us say Laila to other is equal to 1000 months Nay, Laila to cuddle is better than 1000 months. Allah subhanho wa Taala uses the word better Why? Because when Allah gives, then he gives without a sub and without counting to whomsoever He wishes. On Longwell was okoma
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an Allah subhanho wa Taala sustains whomsoever He wants without account, without counting what is being given to that person. Allah subhanho wa Taala gives and he gives and he gives, and he gives, so don't ever limit Laila to to 1000 months because Allah said higher better always assume that Allah is giving you more reward, then actually then it actually then 1000 months.
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the angels and the mela acre and a rule, which is jabril Allahu Salatu was Salam come down in this night with every matter. There is two meanings to this one is that if they come down with every matter from Allah subhanho wa Taala, who's going to live who's going to die, etc. How much risk is going to be granted to him in the next year to come or in the year to come? And the second meaning is, min Cooley ambreen salam, they come with everything as peace, meaning everything is peaceful on that night. So Allah subhanho wa Taala makes it peaceful on that night such that there is peace everywhere peace, tranquility, happiness, solace.
You see, the night of other The Night of Decree is meant to be peaceful. And this is why we say that if you want to look out for the night, look for a piece for night. Some of the scholars go as far as saying that it should actually be a night that is not so hot, not so cold and they should be very little wind etc. This there's different different interpretations, but the reality is Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us the most powerful sign which is the is peace. Do you feel at peace? Is your heart at peace? Are you worshiping Allah subhanho? wa Taala? Do you feel that he man within you? Are you energized? That's when you know it is Laila to other. But before we go to the end of the surah
let's discuss this for a moment. Don't let Li let one other pass you by simply because you thought it was a certain night? Yes, you can look out for a little cuddle you should look out for a little further. But there are so many years in which we find that people say you know, I stood up for a little cuddle. I thought it was Laila to cuddle. And the next night again, I thought it was late on the following night again, I thought it was Laila to cuddle. You see Allah subhanho wa Taala has hidden this knowledge from us for a reason and that is because he wants to grant laylatul Qadr to those who are hardworking, those who show that they want the Rama the mafia at the mercy of Allah
subhanho wa Taala. So they stand up throughout the 10 nights and they don't have excuses. You know, the snooze button doesn't happen for them. In fact, some of them wake up the entire night stay awake the entire night. I know that this is not practical for some people who work etc. They've got a day job, it is impossible for them to stay awake throughout the entire night. At least give an hour or two
To laylatul other to this this night of Allah subhanho wa Taala that he has granted to us. You see, let me ask you a question if you were to be given,
you know, the Champions League Final, or a big soccer game, a big football game, that is, you know being held on that night you were told that it's going to be at 12 o'clock at night or one o'clock at night. What will you do? You either stay awake until 1am you know, eating and drinking and having a festival with your friends and waiting for the game to start.
Or you wake up at the time and you watch the game. Why? Because you're so interested in that game you really don't want to miss a moment. In fact, you might even sleep in the daytime and find an hour to you know, rest and relax so that you can wake up at night for that game. This is Allah subhanho wa Taala offering you Jenna offering pneumophila offering you an opportunity to clean your slate the previous sins that you've done and to build so much. Why would you not get up for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala just one hour at night. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us May Allah subhanho wa Taala enable us And may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to stand up during
this night. Allah subhanho wa Taala goes on to say
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night and we begin to regret that a bad day that we performed for Allah subhanho wa Taala the night before, we should never do this. No every bad that is ever wasted. For the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala so long as it is for his sake, you are sincere in your intention, you are sincere in what you did. They know that it is not a waste. Indeed, it is a blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala that you woke up during that time never ever regret anything that you've done for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala that's part of the plot and the ploy of shaytaan les little cuddle, dear brothers and sisters in Islam, as you are leaving this world, you know, they say that many people, a real of
the entire life passes in front of them, they begin to think of what they did, what happened to them, what didn't happen, what they could have done, etc. It is like as though it flashes by the eyes within moments. And that is the reality of this dunya it is but a moment it is but a moment in comparison to the everlasting. So at that moment, wouldn't you wish that you had a little more to take with you into the earth era? Wouldn't you wish that you had just another such day to take into your grave with you now in the unseen becomes the scene. You're now seeing the angels. You're seeing what's happening now your life has changed. You're leaving this world. you're transitioning in what
is to be everlasting. Your dollars and your pounds don't come with you into your grave. Your family doesn't come with you into your grave. Your wealth your houses, your businesses, your cars, your watches, your jewelry, whatever you had your possessions don't come with you into your grave. What is it that goes with you into your grave you're our man. You're good and bad deeds. So it is at this juncture that if we had another sajida on laylatul paddle for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala that we will really appreciate that time spent in the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless us with the worship during this night and to grant us the ability
to stand up for him and to pray for him and to perform the to to recite the Quran for him and to give
charity for him. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to perform all goods, a good acts of worship during this night or as many good acts of worship as we can during this night, I mean, or sallallahu wasallam or Baraka, Allah Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi adjmi