Channel: Ibraheem Menk
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen Illa Allah al Amin OBE Listerine on a suddenly owner Selim Allah hurts I mean Gambia you will have saline the PNM Mohamed Anwar either early he will be he urged marine Allah Mara Salah in lemme John temp Musa Allah
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obviously wala to acyl watermain bill here we can estuarine we thank Allah subhanahu wa taala for having gathered us here once again, and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to surround us with the mela
and to cause his mercy and his Sakeena to descend upon us, and to raise us with the MVR alayhi wa salatu wa sallam and those whom he has mentioned with them, I mean,
the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala
are only taken from he himself Ebola is that he will general or Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. The reason for this is because who knows Allah subhana wa Tada better than himself. Nobody can describe Allah subhanahu wa taala better than he can to us.
And nobody has knowledge of Allah subhanahu wa taala accept that knowledge which he has given to mankind. And that can only come from a study of Allah subhanahu wa Tada. And we all know that the final messenger from Allah subhanho wa Taala is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Mannion, Tiguan il however, he does not speak of his own desire in who in what you knew her indeed it is, ye and revelation from Allah subhanahu wa Tada. So whichever the names Allah subhanahu Attallah told us have himself we affirm them to him, and whichever names Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us of Allah subhanahu wa Tada we affirm those names to Allah subhanho wa Taala and anything else that we
have heard from others, then we will not affirm these as names and attributes of Allah subhanahu Uttara.
The name, our logic and our Razzaq belong to rob Bucha is that you want Jalon he says, in Allah who are reserved to kill Mateen indeed Allah subhanahu wa Tada is the one who sustains constantly and he is the one who is the Possessor of the firm power.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
Woman is the
long here it is. And there is no thing that treads on Earth with its two feet or with how many of the feet it has.
In Allah here is kaha except that it's raised is upon Allah subhanahu wa taala. So if anything is treading on earth, then that thing is its risk is taken care of by Allah subhanahu wa Tada. It does not have to worry about its risk the ends the cockroaches, the mouse, the mice, the rats, the human beings, the vermin, all taken care of, by Allah herbalist that he will gentle, yet we find that human beings there is was guaranteed to them by Allah subhanho wa Taala and that which they were created for which is the worship of Allah subhanahu wa taala which leads to Jana was not guaranteed to them. Yet you find a human being.
He engages his entire life in finding that which was guaranteed for him and completely discards that which was not guaranteed for him which is gentlemen. So what kind of minds do we have? What kind of understanding do we have in order to engage in such behavior? Allah soup
Hannah who are taller? He says yeah, you're a nurse. Oh people with Corona met Allah He I remember the Atma and the bounty of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon you help him Harlequin, are you to Allah He Yasuko comfiness sama? Is there any being Is there any creator that will grant you that risk besides Allah subhanho wa Taala there is nobody that sustains us besides rubber bullets that you will July, there is nobody that provides for us besides Allah subhanho wa taala. Yet we find ourselves engaged in that which we engage in that which leads us to that which was made for us, the entire world and everything that is contained in it was made for us. Yet we find ourselves engaging in that which was
made for us and discarding that which we were made for. We were made for the worship of Allah subhanho wa taala. Well, I'm a follow up to Jean now I'll insert in the Abu dune and I did not create mankind and Jin kind except that they may worship. So let us work towards that which we were created for and forget about or don't forget about it. But let us not worry so much to the extent that we make it our life purpose in order to find the risk that was guaranteed for us. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Allah who are preserved Indeed he is the one who constantly provides now when a person finds himself at times,
getting from a certain direction.
For years on end, he is receiving from his employer for years on end he is receiving from his business. He sees that the risk comes from the business or not from the business, but through the business. Or he sees that risk comes from or through his boss when he begins to rely on that boss or on that business, for the risk. But Allah subhanho wa Taala sometimes will change that in a split moment. In order for him to understand that he is our boss, you find that a person loses his job, you find that a person's business burns down. Why because Allah subhanahu Attallah is reminding you that it is Allah subhanho wa Taala who is
of our aid to move
the tensional boon
to move Amina Mosley and Molly musi loon. Do you see the water that you drink? Are you the ones who bring it down from the cloud? Or is it is it us that bring it down from the cloud? For a tool of our day to matter whose own Do you see that which you plant into the earth? And tune
Tesla owner who am not Nazeri own? Is it you who causes it to grow? Or is it us who grow causes it to grow? afara a to Munna valetti Tarun, do you see the fire that you ignite and term and short term Shedra Taha Are you the ones who cause the trees to grow from which the fire comes from a national machi own? Or are we the ones who cause those trees to grow? It is Allah subhanahu wa taala ultimately, who our risk comes from,
there were two brothers.
And these two brothers,
they were arguing with each other.
And one was telling the other that you know, risk, it will come to me whether I am sitting in my home and doing nothing to attain that risk or not. And the second brother says to him that Allah subhanahu wa taala will not provide for you if you do be sitting and you will die of hunger.
So you sit here I am going out. I am going to work and look for that recipe. So the second brother, he goes out, and he walks and after some time he comes to an apple tree. And he plucks an apple and he says You see Allah subhanahu wa taala provided for me because I went out and looked for that risk.
And he goes back to his brother.
And when he gets to the brother, he says, You see Allah subhanahu wa taala provided me with this apple because I went out and I looked for it, and then he takes it and he throws it at him.
He sent his brother and he says yes, but who ate from this apple? Do you not see that?
provided for me even though I was sitting in the home. So Allah subhanahu
pass it is not our moving on the earth that will provide for us it is not our businesses that will provide us it is not our employers that will provide for us it is Allah subhanahu Attallah but someone may us
two brothers who was doing that which Allah subhanahu Attallah was pleased
was the first one because he went out
we can avoid that
note and look, look for your risk. Thumbs up man IKEA, go out and tread upon the earth in order to
another was disobedient to Allah subhanahu wa Tada.
The two types of risk. Number one, the one that Allah subhanahu wa taala provides for everyone. This includes the cafe. This includes the mushrik This includes the one who is disobedient to Allah subhanho wa Taala Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he mentions in a hadith Lisa had on us barbed wire under other mean Allah there is no one more. There is no one more patient upon the harm then Allah subhanho wa Taala in the home ledger owner who wanted indeed they call out to him a son. They associate a son with Allah subhanahu Uttara Wilhoit Zuko and he has his wrist he provides for them where hammer home and he has Rama upon them imagined whilst they are calling out
and associating a partner with Allah subhanho wa Taala and then he provides for them and he has Rama upon them. Allah subhanahu wa Attalus is to kind of do some What do you mean only him are meaningful to him. The skies were to split asunder from what they were saying that Allah subhanahu wa taala has as a son. It whilst they are saying this, Allah subhanahu Attallah continues to provide for them. Allah subhanho wa Taala continues to grant them
when I'm going to be Allahu Anhu.
I'm going to talk about the Allah who and who he
would trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala to provide for
Ali Ali Allah the Allahu Anhu once a Sahabi of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that we know very well. And this Sahabi he once had a beggar who came to his home.
And this beggar came to the home and he was asking for something, something so earlier on the Allahu Anhu goes back into his house and he begins to look for some Durham's, some gold coins, or some silver coins that he had. And he cannot find this so he took some time to come back. In the meanwhile, the beggar found a bridle of the horse of earlier of the Allahu Anhu that was sitting in the home. So he snatched this bridle and he left he went, he stole it.
So in earlier the Allahu Anhu came, he noticed that his bridle was missing, and this man was gone. So he left it to Allah subhanho wa taala. And he told his servant that was there that take these gold coins that I was going to give this man and give it and going by a bridal that we need.
So he went out to the marketplace. And he looked for a bridal, he found one and he bought it. And when he bought this bridle and it came back to earlier the Allahu Anhu. Then earlier the Allah man who is looking at it, and he says Allah it is as though it is my bridle, the very same one that this man stole. So this man had actually stolen this and taken his risk. By a haram means yet had he waited for a few moments, you would have received the same theorems that Hollier the Allahu Anhu would have given him by they hadn't means. So sometimes we find ourselves trying to hasten our risk,
yet it is written for us Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that if a human being was to run away from his risk in the manner that he runs away from death, let a director who is to come to you directly will note his risk would have found him in the same manner that his death would have found him. So let us not hasten our risk, trust in our results to provide for us trust in our
Was it to provide for us. The next name that we will be discussing is Allah. Allah. Allah subhanahu wa taala. He mentioned this in a surah that we all recite so often in our salah. He says Kulu Allahu Ahad say He is Allah, the One. Now this surah is so small in its verses. If we look at it, it is a few verses who Allahu Ahad Allah Who Samad let me read what a mu that what Amir kulambu, Khufu and I had and the surah has ended, yet it is so vast in meaning that Allah subhanahu wa Tada has made it equal to a third of the Quran Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked me companions one day, he says, I urge you to come and hear Cora Al Quran if he later is it impossible for one of you to
recite a third of the Quran in one night. So, the Companions they found this difficult and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told them that couldn't who Allah who had is equal to a third of the Quran. Now someone may ask, why is it that the surah has so much value in it?
The reason is if we take a look at the meanings of bull who Allahu Ahad, it is Allah subhanahu wa taala discussing Allah.
It is Allah subhanahu wa taala talking about himself, who Allahu Ahad say He is Allah the word. So Allah subhanahu wa Tada is the only one that is worthy of worship. He is the only one that is unique in his actions. He is unique in His names and his qualities. He is unique in the fact that he is to be worshipped. When the Jews and the Christians
they worship they associate partners with Allah subhanho wa taala. So you find that some part some Jews, they claim that Jose is the son of Allah, and the Christians they claim that ASA is the son of Allah. And when it comes to the Zoroastrians, then they claim that the Son is worthy of worship and the moon is worthy of worship and the idolaters they worship the idols. So when all of these people were doing all of these things, then Allah subhanahu wa taala revealed the surah who Allah who
say He is Allah, the One, the only one worthy of worship. So look at the beauty of our religion, it is based on this soil it is based on the fact that Allah subhanahu wa taala is the only one worthy of worship some of the lessons that we learned from Kung Fu Allah who say He is Allah they want is that Allah subhanho wa Taala there is nothing similar to him. So if a person thinks that perhaps the Hand of Allah subhanahu Attallah is similar to the hand of a human being, then this is a completely wrong understanding. Yes, Allah subhanahu Attallah has a hand yes Allah subhanahu wa Tada has a foot but Lazar can with me shade, there is nothing similar to him in any way. What who was Sonny rule
proceed and he is the old hearing the old saying human beings see human beings Yeah, but the hearing of Allah subhanahu Uttara is not like that of a human being. When he hears he hears everything in existence when he sees He sees everything in existence. So that is why we are not similar and Allah subhanahu wa taala is not similar to us in any way whatsoever. Someone may ask, how is it that these qualities come about? Our minds are too small to fathom. And to understand how these qualities take place. Our minds are too small to understand who Allah subhanho wa Taala is in reality
and this is why when you have the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam telling you or Moodle Allah can Naka Tala worship Allah subhanahu wa Tada as though you see him
then never describe this description that you see of Allah subhanahu wa Tada in your mind, because whatever you have seen in your mind of Allah subhanahu wa taala is not actually the real and true description of Allah subhanho wa Taala
Our minds are too small to understand who he is, our minds are too small to fathom who he is. We will only realize this on the day of the AMA when the hijab is lifted and we will see Allah subhana wa Tada This sight of Allah subhanahu Attallah is so
pleasing to the human being, and so amazing to everything in existence, that Allah subhanahu Attallah says,
own Fe one day Enam as he they will have in Jannah whatever the hearts desire, whatever they want of the hearts desire they will have, but we have more than that, what is more than the heart's desire?
It is the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala when the hijab is lifted and the people will stare at ALLAH SubhanA
the believers in Allah subhanahu wa taala will be enjoying the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala Imagine seeing the being whom you placed your head on the ground for your entire life.
The being home you gave us a camp for the beam whom you fasted the entire month of Ramadan for you gave up all of these desires for the sake of this beam, you will now see him imagine the pleasure that you feel seeing your makeup.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala is too huge for us to imagine him whatever is in our minds, let us not describe this to anybody else. The third benefit that we can benefit from people who Allah who I had to say He is Allah, the One ultimately all of perfection belongs to Allah subhanho wa taala. What an Isla Bickel junta and it is to Allah subhanahu Attallah that is the end. So there is nothing beyond Allah subhanho wa Taala there is nothing after Allah subhanho wa Taala there is nothing greater than Allah subhanahu wa taala and that is why he is the ultimate of perfection. When we learn Radi Allahu Anhu was being punished. There was some asshat there were some companions with him. And these
companions were being punished one by one they would say whatever the cofounder of Qureshi wanted them to say, is alert your God, they would say yes, is almanor to God, they would say yes, because they did not believe in their hearts, that this was the case. But they just said it in order to get away from that punishment. But beloved, Nora Baja the Allahu anhu, being a companion who had immersed in his heart to the extent that even if you were killed, you will he would not give up that Shahada. He continued to say
it is only Allah worship it is only Allah worship, do whatever you want to do. To me, it is only Allah worship. Because this man had tasted Cofer. This man had tasted this belief in his heart. He knew what it was to disbelieve in the maker. And then all of a sudden he tasted the beauty of Eman, the
opening of the chests that the man brings into the heart of a believer. So he continued to hold on to this. And no matter how much we are persecuted in our lives, we should never let go of this man in our hearts. People will come to you and tell you give up your values. Give up your your your your principles. But don't give us give up give up this Eman because how long are you going to live in this dunya? How long are you going to live in Estonia? are now Ruma tema Bina says Tina Elizabeth, in the age of my own mother, the average age of my ummah, is between 60 and 70 years. So you will live 60 and 70 years, and then you will die and then they will be the everlasting, not 1000 years,
not 2000 years, not 5000 years, not 10,000 years everlasting forever and ever. It never comes to an end. So if you sacrifice for a little bit in this dunya
and you worship Allah subhanahu Attallah alone until you die, then you will receive everlasting bliss. A person who has a bit of understanding, you will understand that it is a bargain that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given him 50 to 60 years in this dunya in exchange for everlasting bliss. This is not something that a believer even questions he does it without question. So this Islam that Allah subhanahu wa taala has bestowed us with is the greatest netmask that a human being can hold on to and this is why Rama Pablo the Allahu Anhu would say no one is done Allah who will Islam we are you people whom ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada raised with Islam, firma map terrain, Elisa Toby as a learner
Allah so whenever we choose to have Oh
Ana was anything besides it, Allah subhanahu wa taala will discipline us.
So our iman, our faith in Allah subhanho wa Taala is the prized possession that we have, and we should hold on to it regardless, regardless of what systems are placed into our lives in order to control those lives remember, let the ultimate system and the best system is the system that belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala the Sahaba Hello the Allahu Anhu valued the Eman and they value the belief and faith in Allah subhanahu Attallah because remember that people like Bob Radi Allahu Anhu they say that we made idols from dates and we worship those idols. They knew what it was to taste cool for in Allah subhanahu Attallah. So when they enjoyed that belief in Allah subhanahu Attallah
then they never gave up their belief, even those us hab who uttered the word of disbelief, but believed in the hearts they remained true believers in their hearts. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says in them and Okay, except for the one who is being completely forced, someone is holding a gun to your head. Hey disbelieve in Allah subhanahu wa Tada, you are allowed to utter the word of disbelief, but you will believe in your heart in order to get away from that.
He is Allah the only one who is worthy of worship, the only one who is unique in his actions and his names and attributes. The next name is a summit. Allah subhanho wa Taala after he mentioned, Paulo Allahu Ahad. He mentioned Allah Who Summit, Allah is a summit. The Arabs used to call a being or a person who had no stomach. They would call this person a summit. They would call this person a summit because this person, it was as though they were saying he is not in need of food and drink. Although this is not true, because a summit is only for Allah subhanahu attack. So they would call a person who had no stomach a summit because they felt that this person is so independent that he will
never bother about food and drink, he will never need to worry about where his next meal is coming from. Now Allah subhanahu wa Tada is a summit because he does not need to eat he does not need to drink he does not need to procreate, Allah subhanahu Attallah does not need to give birth to a child. And that is why the end of the surah says let me add it. He did not give birth while Mueller nor was he given birth to what Amir Pula, who for one and there is no body that is equal to Allah subhanahu Attallah. Now, when a person is in dire need, and when a person is in a dire situation, then who will that person go to? Will they go to the beggar on the street? Will they go to the one
who is so poor that they cannot feed themselves? Or will they go to the one who is independent of everyone who needs not to be fed? Who needs not to be clothed? Who needs not to be granted some water in order to drink? So a person who understands who a summit is will only go back to Allah subhanho wa Taala even Ibis Radi Allahu Anhu he says, a summit a say you do let the Camela face that. He is the master who is complete in his mastery was Sharif and lovey Camela fie Shafi and he is the noble one who is complete in his nobility, one loves him Allah the Camela fear Allah Mati He and He is the great the one who is complete in his greatness while Halim, a lady come with me and
the one who is all knowledgeable and he is complete in his knowledge, while Hakeem and lady come Olivia Hekmati, and he is the one who is most wise and he is complete in his wisdom, which one of us can claim that we are complete in our wisdom, which one of us can claim that we are complete in our element, and we are complete in our knowledge and we are complete in our mastery, none of us can claim this. It only belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala Imam Muhammad Rahim Allah Allahu taala. He mentioned a man
he mentioned of a man who came to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he asked him, he says that to which Allah are you calling? So
oh two What are you calling to? Surah Surah allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says to Allah subhana wa Tada the one whom when Ha
On befalls you he relieves that harm and distress, the one whom when you are lost in the wilderness, then he is the one who brings you back. The one who when drought afflicts you, then he is the one who causes the crops to grow. That is a summit. He is a summit, the one whom everything relies on and he does not rely on anything. So these are the beautiful and glorious Names of Allah subhanho wa taala. We ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to grant us the ability to worship him whilst understanding these glorious and beautiful names. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us the ability to call to him using these names, as he has rightfully claimed while he let him smell us now, and to
Allah subhanahu wa taala belong the glorious names. Fedorov will be heard, so call out to Him with them. I mean, WA sallahu wa Salam o Baraka, Elena V and M Hamad