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Remaining Humble and Thankful
Channel: Ibraheem Menk
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Jumuah talk on the remaining humble and thanking Allaah by Ibraheem Menk
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Bismillah Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu alayhi wa buisiness during also Leona certainly mala hochiminh ambia you will move Celine Latina Mohammed renewal some big money along with us and let me tell who
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minister him. We send commands from Hannah who were to holla for having gathered us here today. And we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to show his mercy upon us and to raise us amongst the MBR Allahu wa salatu salam, and with those who are conscious of him, I mean
in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala he uses various stories in order to send a message to us in order to communicate certain advices to us, and we find in the stories of Yusuf alayhi salaatu wa sallam moves Moosa Ibrahim is an all the various that Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions in the Quran, they are lessons that can be learned. And in addition to this, Allah subhanahu attallah strikes various examples, various examples for us to learn from these examples are true examples. And if one of them Allah subhanahu attallah says, What rebula methodology will aim and strike for them the example of two men giannelli imagine attain, we made one of them, or we gave him two gardens. We
gave him two gardens and the other had nothing. JOHN, Nadia hadn't imagined methane even though he had gardens of grape vines, this man he had two gardens of grape vines, we'll have nothing be nothing. And we surrounded these two gardens with date palms. So Allah subhanho wa Taala not only gave him two gardens, but the gardens were surrounded with date palms with john
doe. And on top of that, Allah subhanho wa Taala. He granted him crops that cropped out of the ground in these gardens. So they were very fruitful gardens, and Allah some kind of word to Allah.
As if that was not enough for this man, he granted him even more, he caused a river to gush forth from the middle of the gardens. So you find that there was a river gushing forth with a job man.
So he had a river that was gushing forth that he would use to irrigate the various gardens that he had, he would go and he would irrigate this. Now this is a picture in our mind that Allah subhanho wa Taala has drawn for us, we can imagine what kinds of bounty and Nirvana this man was in.
So Allah subhana wa Taala continues what Canada who somehow, not only did he have these gardens and all of these bounties, but these gardens were fruitful, they granted him so much fruit to the extent that it was more than enough for him and what kind of level some takala sahibi. So now, this man, he looks at all of these things that he has. And he begins to say to his friend, the man who has nothing. He says, I'm a farm income. And
he says, I have more wealth than you, what are you gonna follow, and I have more people to help me you find that I have more children. I have more people around me, my employees are more my business is flourishing. I am better than you. So he begins to boast and brag to this man. So the wealth that Allah subhanho wa Taala had given him the bounty that Allah subhanahu attallah had bestowed upon him, didn't drive him to thinking that he will general but it drove him to arrogance, he began to boast about it. And at Solomon Kamala was gonna follow what the hell agenda taboo was.
Now the reality of the situation, this man, he was actually oppressing himself, even though when he entered into his garden, Allah subhana wa attallah says that he was entering into his garden with all of the pump and boast and arrogance, he entered into his garden, but Allah subhanho wa Taala describes the reality of the situation well who are vulnerable enough to see yet he was oppressing himself? Why? Because Allah How cool is that? You will
That to him. Allah agenda Allah gave him everything that he had. He was he supposed to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for it, but it drove him to arrogance, it drove him to pump, it drove him to become more tea on this earth. So what's happened? Allah subhanho wa Taala continues whether Bella German moto volleyball NFC de cada uno and Tabitha de vida, he begins to say that you know what, I think that this garden that I have, it will never come to an end. Here begins the ko for the disbelief in Allah subhanho wa Taala. First, it was good for me. It was the ungratefulness of the bounty that Allah subhanho wa Taala gave him but because he began to see this, these two gardens
flourishing, he began to believe in them more than he believed in the ACA. So what he started doing was to say that I think these gardens will never come to an end, whether you're routed to a lobby, and if I am to go back to my lodge either in a high on Wingham on caliber, I will find better than this, in return for what I have done in this world. Allah subhanho wa Taala gave me here, you will most definitely give me there. And this was his scale of measure for success. he judged his success by the dunya that Allah subhanahu wa taala had given him in this world, and he began to tell this man,
woman of Lusaka, I don't think that the last hour will come it will never come. And if I am to be returned to my art, then I will find that there is a lot of goodness waiting for me because he has already given me in this world.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala continues what you did to Isla de la g del
tala. Now he was fortunate enough to have a companion who would advise him tell him some good words. So his companion began pilot level Sahiba what Who are you how will his companion began to tell him once he was talking to him, accountability Halak? Did you disbelieve in the one who created you mentor? He created you from dust? You came from nothing, who Where are you from? I mean, not sad. Then you came from a dirty fluid that was mixed with another fluid and it became something you became
calendula, then he Your goal is that you will general shaped you into a man who has the ability to attend to these gardens, who has the ability to look after all of this. Have you disbelieved in that rub?
This man is reminding him of all of the bounties of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon him. Now if we stop and pause for a moment here, this man had been granted every single thing that he wanted in this world. Allah subhanho wa Taala gave him so much in this world. All he had to do was to turn back to humble is that you will jellal we can draw an example into our lives. And we can draw and take a lesson from the story and bring it into our lives. Allah subhanho wa Taala we came to this place and we had nothing majority of us came from different places we had absolutely nothing. Allah subhanahu wa taala brought us here. And we came we opened up small businesses, we began to reap benefit, we
began to profit we began to enjoy the fruit of this dunya and what happens what happens when a person has weak faith in Allah subhanho wa Taala exactly what happened to this man. He slowly became arrogant upon he began to boast and I mean Kamala
I am more in wealth than you and I have more people surrounding me more children, more employees to help me and this arrogance does not stop there. If we don't stop it there and nip it in the bud. It continues and generates and furthers into q4 and disbelief in Allah subhana wa Tada. This is a live example from Allah humble is that you will generally go for the Arabic word actually means ungratefulness. When a person is granted a bounty of Allah subhanho wa Taala and he hides that bounty he throws it away. It means nothing to him. He is not thankful to Allah, Allah is that he will gela then he becomes arrogant. Why? Because he begins to attribute that success to himself. He
begins to think that I am the one who did all of this and it leads him ultimately to disbelief in
Allah subhanho wa Taala and this friend of this man, he continues to explain firstly he describes his action as proof for this belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala secondly he says
what are your will did to either be that he didn't know your min Herman Kala Kala who saw Hebrew Sahiba Who are you how we will
work our joola la que la hora de Lucia de Cobo be a Haida but he is my art and I do not associate partners with my job in any way at all. When Allah is the hunter genetic had you entered into your garden? bulter Masha Allah, you said it is what Allah subhanho wa Taala has ruled this garden to be. It is what Allah subhanho wa Taala has wounded to be La quwata illa Billah there is absolutely no power that we can draw except from Allah subhanho wa Taala he is the only one that is powerful. He is the only one that has granted me all of this now who was
Even though if you look at me, you will realize that I have less wealth than you and less children than you but I'm thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala so be thankful that you will gel But this man continued in his arrogance, he continued in his haughtiness in his pride. He thought that Allah subhanho wa Taala would not do anything to him. So Allah subhanho wa Taala continues, what will he be eternally? This man's crop was encompassed by the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala he's his punishment finally came he sent it down for us but how you can leave Oh cafe he Allah and Papa. So he began to turn his hands around and see what have I lost I have spent so much into this garden how
I have lost everything today. First of all, how you
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de la Bushwick bill. And then he says that I wish that I had not associated partners with my art in any way. Because he saw his gardens were destroyed. He knew what they were, he experienced what it was to flourish in this dunya and then and then he was ungrateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah subhana wa tada took it all away from him. And this man was fortunate enough to get this lesson in the dunya he was able to derive the lesson to understand that I have been ungrateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala to the extent that I have associated partners with him by believing in this world more than I believe in love bullies that you will gel so I have associated partners with him
by materialism literally. And this is what materialism does to us. If we continued to look at the wealth that we have, and not spend it in its rights causes not thank Allah subhana wa tada for what we have, we become completely and totally I'm grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala we become arrogant of what we have, and we become so attached to the dunya that it means more to us than Allah subhanho wa Taala does. The lesson My dear brothers and sisters in Islam is to remain humble. Let us remain humble because Allah subhanho wa Taala He created us from nothing, completely nothing.
do we forget that our humble beginnings are actually dust. We were nothing before we came into this dunya and Allah subhanho wa Taala them he calls these two fluids, these dirty two fluids to mix. And then we made us into human beings that are able to talk that are able to look after themselves that are able to provide for their families. Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who gave us this ability. And if we forget this, and we begin to become arrogant and haughty, then the examples are there for us in the forum. It is not my words that I relate to you today. It is the words of the most truthful of the truth. So Allah subhanho wa Taala continues, we'll hear from the family he for us bahaya
kalibo Cafe he Allah and for coffee. We're here for we are too narrow Lucia de la tele
when amit akula movie, and he had absolutely no group there to help him young saloon men do Neela except Allah some kind of woman kind of
tussle and he was not able to help himself as well.
Una de kalevala Yeah, truly.
They, at that juncture, the authority for is for Allah subhanho wa Taala the truthful was havens. awada He is the best, he is the best in reward
and he is the best in outcome. Allah subhanho wa Taala is reminding us that we will one day return to Him, we will one day stand in front of bullies that he will gel on. All of this material wealth that we have will mean nothing to us, unless we spent it in his course. Unless we used it for the correct and right channels that Allah subhanho wa Taala has prescribed for us to use it in. Everything will not matter on that day when we will stand in front of audible is that you will have no translator no man in between in between us, we will stand and speak to our maker. He will ask us about the wealth that we had in this world, about the bounties that he granted us the children that
we have, how we looked after them. Will we continue in our transgression? Will we continue to look at the material wealth that we have and become arrogant and haughty, and become proud about what we have? Or will we humble ourselves and understand that we will one day return to the dust that we were created from? And this is not a message to anyone specific? This is a message firstly and foremost, me to myself, and then to all of us that let us take heed every time we hear a lesson sometimes or perhaps sometimes we think that you know this lesson is directed at such and such a person. That lesson is directed at such and such a person. Why don't we listen to the message and
take it into our own lives and think about ourselves? That what does this have to do with my life? How can I change my life with this message? May Allah subhanahu attallah grant me the ability to benefit from this message and May Allah subhanahu attallah grant us all the ability to benefit from this message and pass it on to others. Wa salatu salam ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi adjumani