Purity of the Heart
Channel: Ibraheem Menk
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Masjidul Ishraaq, Cape Town, 02/11/2019
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen illa Allah
wa salatu salam O Allah ambia you will move Celine Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Marine, Allah, Masha Allah Allah, Masha, Allah, Allah.
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We thank Allah
for having gathered us here today. And we ask Allah Subhana, Allah to surround us with the mela and to cause his mercy and His Sakina to descend upon us, and to raise us with the MBR Alamo. Salatu was Salam and those whom he has mentioned with him, I mean,
Muhammad wakes up in the morning,
he cleans up, he makes sure he looks neat, he puts on his suit and tie.
And then he walks out of his door, gets into his car and goes to the workplace that he's been going to for 10 years.
He reaches that place. And he does what he does every day goes on to his phone, goes on to his laptop types of way at the emails, and works in a manner that he knows how to go about.
And at the end of the day, he comes home.
And he spent some time on his phone perhaps goes into Instagram, Facebook, checks his WhatsApp scroll through the messages. And then he goes to sleep once again.
And the cycle is repeated again. And again. And again. And again. The question is, why does Mohammed do this every day. He's doing it in pursuit of a goal. And that goal is money. He needs to survive, he needs to live. So Mohammed goes out and day after day he tires himself in pursuit of this well.
And so how to love this wealth is what buys him a house. It was it's what buys him a beautiful car. It's what perhaps gets him a beautiful spouse in some cases, not all cases. And then he takes pictures of those houses and they go back onto Instagram he takes pictures of the beautiful food is eating the delicious food is eating and the cycle continues.
My question to you dear brothers and sisters in Islam is what did Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam live his life?
Did he live his life in order to achieve a few dollars in order to achieve a few pounds to get a few gold coins to get a few silver coins? Or was his legacy very different to ours?
I know we all need to live. I know we all need to survive, and we all need to eat.
But our legacy has become very different to that of the man who brought salvation to us. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam so the question is what has gone wrong
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in a beautiful narration
in the field Jessa de la Maha.
Indeed in the heart is a piece of flesh,
either solid or solid, just a Dooku if it becomes clean, pure, correct, right, moving in the correct direction with the right intention, the rest of the body becomes pure, clean, correct and beautiful. Well either
and if it becomes corrupt, faster than just you could know the whole body becomes corrupt. So, if it is correct, this is the driver of the body it will lead you to that which is right you will only touch that which is good you will only see that which is good. You will only attend that which is in line with the legacy of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
But if it is corrupt, the brothers and sisters in Islam
then will lie everything that we do becomes corrupt. Everything that we do becomes evil. Everything that we utter and we say becomes corrupt, because either faster. If it becomes corrupt, faster than just a Dooku the entire body becomes corrupt. And this is why Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
Lem, he tells us about people who become a devil themselves. Why? Because slowly but surely, materialism enters the heart. Our hearts require love. They require affection. They require faith, belief in rapalas that you Angela, but what do we do? We feed it with materialism. We feed it with the love for wealth, the love for fame, the love for the people and being recognized amongst the people. Yet those very see same people that you seek to be recognized with seeking the same a lot of work.
The legacy of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam brought us peace. It brought us happiness. It brought us joy. If you look at the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, before he came, the people were in darkness. The people were ignorant. The practices that they were engaged in a man or a woman would marry so many she would sleep around with so many different people, to the extent that when she had a child, they would call all of the people that she slept with and then say, okay, you will decide who the father is, what kind of ignorance is this? We know that she cannot know who the father is. But they engaged in such practices. It shows you how dark the world was before the
coming of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and then comes to this beacon of light
who really opened up the hearts of the people and the minds of the people and when I say the hearts he brought the message that opened up the hearts of the people to that which gave them life.
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Amongst ajibola he will assume oh you who have believed respond to Allah and His Messenger, either there are when they call you Lima up for that which gives you live
alayhi wa sallam brought the people live they were dead. Allah subhana wa tada open their hearts up to the reseller. And this was something that they were so thankful for. They valued a treasured it. They held it as the most prized possession to the extent that some of them gave their lives for it. Allah
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam loved the faith that he was bestowed. He loved the reseller that he was bestowed with to the point that he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would make a dua, yet he was
married. He was the best of creation altogether. Yet he would make a
boo boo, oh Turner of hearts, fat bits can be Allah de affirm my religion, affirm my heart to this religion of yours. Why? Because he valued Islam above everything else. And if we don't take this into our lives, and we don't realize that how far we've gone away from the message of Islam, then we are losing out. We will lose the generation to come and they will come a time when people will have names of Muslim mean, but they will not be Muslim. And if you think I'm lying, traveled to the shores of Brazil, Argentina. And look at these people, some of them have the names of Mohammed, Mohammed, and they are not Muslim, Allahu Akbar. You ask the man but why are you not a Muslim you
name is Mohammed says no, my father, or my great grandfather said something at some point and that made him a Muslim.
So we need to value this Islam that we have and where does it come? It comes from the heart. If your heart does not believe, and your tongue utters then you are not a mock mean you are only a submitter. And this is what Allah subhanho wa Taala says, By letting
the out of the bedroom sit that we have believed
That we have submitted and the man has not yet entered our hearts.
So we need to bring a man into our lives in a manner that we will incorporate the to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he earned the livelihood before he was a Navy of Allah subhana wa Tada. And he lived, he survived, he ate, he drank, he had relations with women, yet he was the hero.
He will be in the highest position of Paradise and no Muslim will tell you any different. So we can we can actually strike a balance
the mohajirs and the unsolved
Allah Subhana who Allah says regarding them, what Caronia metal Allah
and remember the bounty of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon you in
to become when you enemies and allow some kind of water Allah joined your hearts for us back to venier immagini Juana and you became brothers, with the bounty of Allah subhanho wa Taala
Welcome to mother
Yes, you were on the edge of the fire.
So he pulled you back from that age. I love
this he man this faith this bond of brotherhood that we have is what will protect us from the fire on the day of the
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was told by our police that you will gel and fill out the Jamia if you were to spend everything on earth man left turbina pu b u O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the best of creation would have not been able to bring their hearts together while our kin Allah Hello.
But it was Allah who broke the hearts together. The more hygiene were from Makkah the unsolved were from Medina. They had fights and wars amongst themselves amongst the tribes. The Quraysh did not like the different tribes that were they they fought with each other like cats and dogs.
And Allah azza wa jal gave them a man in their hearts and joined them to the point that Abdul Rahman
Allah and who travels to Medina with nothing, nothing leaving behind all of his well.
He comes and his brothers are.
Here is my wife. Here is here is one of my wives. I will divorce her you marry her brother, what law what made him do that? Which one of us even if you have
even if you have four, which one of us will say, brother, I'm ready to divorce one. Take care, it's okay. I'm not talking about the one you fight with every day and the one you want to get rid of. I'm talking about the one you love.
You let her go. Why? For the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala because I love my brother, for the sake for the pleasure of Romulus that you will remember the Heidi
Villa, and two men that love each other for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala Why do they get together the law? Why do they separate the law?
Only for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala this man then tells him I have so much wealth.
There's so much wealth that I have. Yeah, man. Take half of my one.
And what was the response of the Sahabi? Some of us would have said only Huh, really? Is it only half You're giving me yet this Sahabi responds with a response of Eman and faith in Allah subhanho wa Taala dulany Allah
says May Allah Subhana Allah bless you with what you have, but to show me the marketplace. This man had faith in Allah subhana wa Tada. He brought me from nothing he gave me so much in Mecca. I left it behind for his sake, he's going to give me once again.
So a lot of times when we talk and we discuss this Hadith, we talk about Saudi Arabia and how open
Often he wasn't most definitely he was. But look at the response of his brother. I don't know whether kinema verbena, but it is Allah who broke the hearts together. Lo and Dr. Murphy of the Jamia if you were to spend everything on Earth, the heavens the earth of gold that is there, the rivers, the dominion, the kingdom, the beauty spend everything man.
You would have not been able to bring their hearts together together while a kingdom law lF Urbino, but it is bullish that he will jalon that broke the hearts together. He hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his profound, profound are his words.
They will give him power by Allah subhanho wa Taala himself. So he says a coup by
a Soviet man. The hearts are between two fingers of the fingers of man. How are the fingers of a man Allah?
Allah knows best.
He says the hearts are between the two fingers from the fingers of a rock man. You can label her Kay Fisher. He turns them over as he wishes. My heart and your heart is not in our hands, your mother's heart and your uncle's heart Your Auntie's heart, and your father's heart is not in my and your hands. But it is with Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is why the uncle of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Abu Talib at the end of his life. He had already helped Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam so much. He loves the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He loved him to the extent that he stood as a barrier between him and the people defending him, ensuring that he fortified him, making sure nobody harmed him, and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not harmed until the death of his uncle not to the point that he was harmed afterwards. So as he's dying, his own nephew that he loves so much comes to him. Yeah, me Oh my dear uncle.
Except say a word that will protect you with a loss of Hannah who attalla I can come and argue your case on the day of dm will Kalimantan. juliaca be having the law say a word that I will be able to seek shafa
subhana wa Tada. And this uncle of ease about it looks at Quraysh that matters to him.
Imagine how torn the heart of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was at this point. He loved his uncle but he loved Allah subhanho wa Taala Alamo.
And it is narrated that after his uncle passed on, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said I still feel rula can
and I will continue to seek forgiveness for you so long as I am not prevented from making stuff up. And Allah subhanho wa Taala reveals versus Makkah and
Medina a man who is
emotionally keen, it is not the for the messenger and those who have believed to seek wisdom far for those who have died upon check. They've died upon polytheism associating partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala
Moly journey, even though there are people who are close to them, after it has become clear to them, that they are from amongst the people of the fire. What does this teach us a profound lesson. Our hearts belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala. The heart actually is connected with the realm of the unseen and the Scylla between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala. The connection the Scylla between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala is your Salah. Place your head on the ground for a place that you will fall. And the one who is above the seven heavens and above the outer will hear you.
In fact, when you are suffering, you're going through problems you're going through difficulty you're going through hardship. understand something
Allah subhanho wa Taala responded to a woman from above the seven heavens. And he said God Samia long Colella, G. De Luca, Gina otter. Stacie llama
with no comma. Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala has heard the one who is complaining to you, oh Mohammed he has heard the conversation or love who is married to hot water Kuma Allah subhanho wa Taala years, this which you are saying to her, and she is saying to you, oh, Mohammed, but he shall be alone. Miranda was in the room, and she is narrating this hadith she says, Well, I I myself, couldn't hear what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was saying to this woman, I could not hear the conversation, a lot of places that you will gel from above the seven heavens. And we heard about the distance between us and the man yesterday.
Allah horrible is that you will
bear this in mind. When you are suffering you are going through emotional distress, mental problems, health issues, wealth issues, any sort of problem. Remember, your heart connects directly without Boulez that
all you need to do is make a prayer in Caribbean so sodic and it must be a one sided It must be a dua that is truthful, from a truthful heart. This was a question that I would love it Allah was asked, that can be a no brainer. Man. What is the distance between us and our shop, man? And he said, a truthful you are from a truthful heart. This is what cut that distance between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala sincerity My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam strong,
he worked hard. And he reached a point where they pelted him with stones. They beat him up. He literally his feet were clogged with blood.
Yet he made a deal that was profound or loved guide these people. Why he went through suffering, he went through hardship to the extent that in his home you find remains would pass and no fire would be lit in the house of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He went through all of this difficulty if the measure of the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala was material wealth that we are chasing today, then he would have given Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the most.
But we are we have lost the plot. We go every single day we clean up in fact you find a man wake up and clean up for in order to run for a few dollars and towns. Yet a few moments before that. He could not wake up for the being who placed him on Earth.
Allahu Akbar. How far have we gotten from the rusada of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we need to go back to that which gives us life. That which rejuvenates the heart And do you know what? It's not too late. You have jumped leads. You know how you have a dead battery? There's nothing no power anymore. We have jumped leads that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us for our heart. Put them in put those that you know in Zimbabwe we call it zesa because that's the company that gives you the electricity.
I believe it's called Escom.
They don't even give you the electricity sometimes.
So take those jump leads and ensure this power at the size and plug them into your heart. What are these champions? Allah.
Allah Allah has given us Toba
Allah Allah has given us opportunity, even if we have left Islam
and we've completely become confirmed disbelievers.
So long as you are breathing, you have a chance to return to
Oh, you will have believed
or you will have tried
aggressed against yourselves
Don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala
Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala forgives you all of
this is a lover of Buddhists that this is what he offers us dear brothers and sisters in Islam.
I say this because I have no please standing in front of you. I know who I am. You may not know why. But Allah subhanho wa Taala and myself we know who I know who I am between me and Allah subhanho wa Taala the famous scholars of the past from amongst them
was a poet.
And he says, No animal can be a surrealist reality. If they knew the evil of that which I hide within my brace, the other Salah Allah Yemen,
the one who met me would have refused to say Salaam to me.
We've all know we have our taxis. We are not good servants of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But he has given us a chance because he is a fool. He is a Rahim. He's a dude he's carrying, get to know who he was. And voila, he Allah subhanho wa Taala created us for his worship. But he also created us to get to know him. Nita Allah, so that you know, an Allah Allah, Alicia in a deal that Allah Subhana Allah is able to do anything and everything that is a super of Ramallah is that you are genuine, he wants you to know him. He wants you to know that he is capable of anything and everything. And perhaps in this we may not be perfect in our Salah. We may not be perfect in our car, but the more we get to
know is that you will learn the more we will have the Hashi and the consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala within our hearts Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says at Aqua Luna
turquoise right here.
Well shala via de la palpi I can't remember whether this was the companion or it was Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself, but he pointed to his heart wherever it was and, and said that the taqwa is right here.
So the history of Allah subhanho wa Taala is in our hearts. And if we really want to cultivate this relationship with regulators that you will remember that no matter how far we have gone, Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us a chance. Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us the end May Allah subhanahu attallah give us the trophy to turn to him. I mean,
when Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had passed on, then
the Allahu anhu was devastated. He could not believe that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had left this world. Yes, he is living in his grave, but he lives the life of El Bursa.
So he could not believe that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was led what had left this world. It was so easy for them previously to go to the house of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam to see the beautiful face of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam setting the mess in in the masjid of the messenger here words of revelation from its source Allahu Akbar.
And now this man had left he had gone
abroad the Allahu anhu was so devastated that he said Whoever says that Mohammed has died I will strike his neck or cut off his neck he has no right saying this. And Abu Bakr Siddiq radi Allahu anhu he comes out and he, in his profound comprehension of the reseller of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says in
Mohammed and khidmat the one who was worshipping Mohammed Mohammed has left Oman cannot go to LA and the one who was worshipping Allah, the in the law, are you liable? For Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala is everliving and he does not die. So Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his passing on
Islam has not come to an end. And we need to realize that in order to fulfill his legacy, we need to rejuvenate our Eman that begins from the heart and naturally you will find that your hatred for your brothers will fall away. Your jealousy for your brothers will
pull away, because you realize that at the end of the day, I'm going six feet down, and he's going six feet down. And if we can't help each other, gain something for when we are down there, then we are useless. And this is what a man means to a believer.
It means that I will help my brother I will hold his hand and I will love him. No matter how famous he gets, no matter how wealthy he gets, no matter what Allah Subhana Allah has given him in this world, because my salvation relies in loving what I love, what I loving for him, what I love for myself.
Now, you may know how to come to your hip belly as he now you hit bulleen FC, one of you does not completely believe until he loves for his brother that which he loves for him himself. And do you know what Allah Subhana Allah says about the people of Jenna,
what does that
And we have removed that which was within the hearts of hatred, beneath them will be rivers that are flowing. So in general, there is no hatred of another man, the people of this world who did not hate each other, who did not cultivate that hatred for one another are the ones who will be enjoying the shade of Allah subhanho wa Taala. On that day, there are the ones who will be in Jannah and when I say the shade of Allah subhanho wa Taala look at Raj who learned to have bathinda to men who love for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And these two men may be from different salons of society in this world. One of them is living high up there. And the other one is down below in terms of his
wealth, and in terms of his status, but they meet in the masjid, they meet at their homes, they meet in the marketplace, not for wealth, not for money, not for marriage, not for anything besides Allah, Allah.
Allah, what happens you will enjoy the companionship of the person under the man
and this is the fruit of realizing who you are, is what our place is with Allah subhanho wa Taala who we are in connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala and who he is May Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen you and strengthen me and strengthen us all and gather us in general
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