Channel: Ibraheem Menk
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Dear brothers and sisters in Islam, if we take a look at mankind that blood, we will come to realize that human beings naturally try to run away from that which they fear. So, in, for example, a man's walking down a dark alleyway, it is extremely dark and he's walking and all of a sudden, he hears footsteps behind him. He begins to kick in his face. Why? Because he hears what that is behind him and voted as he quickens his pace, these footsteps begin to move quicker as well. He naturally becomes fearful of those footsteps and begins to run such that they will be a greater distance between him and those footsteps. Because that is the natural reaction of a human being. He fears the
unknown. He doesn't know what is coming behind him. What does this person want, it is duck and it is running behind me. So he begins to run away from that thing. Similarly, if a person is in a jungle in a book,
he hears the natural sounds that are around him. It is a serene, quiet environment, he is moving, he hears the chirping of the birds, here's the gurgling of the water and he is moving and all of a sudden, he is the loud row of a lion.
He will naturally run in the opposite direction he will find it difficult not to run, he will run in the opposite direction trying to place as much distance as he can between him and that.
My dear brothers and sisters in Islam when it comes to
if a person feels Allah subhana wa Tada. Then he will find no place to run to from Allah subhanho wa Taala exists. And this is something amazing. This is something beautiful. Why? Because Allah subhanho wa Taala is the creator of everything. He is,
he is the one who gives He is the one who prevents He is the one who created every single thing in existence. So if a person tries to run away from
them, they will find no other refuge except
Allah subhanho wa Taala
is the greatest.
rates in the Hadith in Sahih Bukhari and Muslim. That's
a Jewish man came to me.
And he said,
we find in little
places the sky on a finger. This is on the day of
you will place the earth on a finger
then you will place the oceans or the rivers and the trees on a finger from my elbow dibala spa then he will place the entire mountains in the earth on a finger to my elbow.
Then he will place the rest of the finger through my
and he will say I am the king.
Dear brothers and sisters in Islam when a person realizes this in his heart, and he understands that this is Allah Subhana Allah, they will find no other option but to turn to him. So sudo blah, blah, blah, blah, and he smile. Why did Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam smile, he was happy to meet his creator. He was happy to return to the creator that had everything in his control. And then he recited the
they did not appreciate Allah subhanho wa Taala his true appreciation
and the earth in its entirety will be in his grip.
On the day
the skies will be rolled up in his right
Glory to Glory to Him, what an Exalted is He from that which is associated with him.
So, Allah subhanho wa Taala is the greatest being to ever exist and if a person wants to understand this and wants to realize this they have got to study the attributes and the names of Allah Subhana Allah Who is he in reality, who is Allah subhana wa tada most of us are willing to fulfill the obligations placed on us by Allah subhanho wa Taala but do we really know who he is? If we know who he is when we are performing our Salah, then we will find that there is more concentration there is more for sure. Because you know you are standing in front of you.
You know you are standing in front of
the Most Merciful.
So dear brothers and sisters in Islam the message is a very simple message it is for people to turn back to replace that there is a heavy howdy could see which is spoken by Allah Subhana Allah and this ID was narrated by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah subhana wa tada says
MFC that come to houfy Let's see, the one who remembers me within himself. I will remember him within myself, woman
in the goofy mother,
and the one who remembers me in a gathering, then I will remember him in a gathering that is better than the
and the one who comes close to me a hand Spanner, I will come close to him half an arm's length woman
and the one who comes close to me how often arm's length I will come to him. I will gain closeness to him up to an arm's length. And do you know what the end of the Hadith says? Woman attorney, attorney
and whoever comes to me walking, I will come to him. This is the creation This is the reaction of the Creator.
When you run towards Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
return to Allah subhanho wa Taala what happens? He runs towards you. When he realizes this, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, what lucky they have no other option but to run to a village that he went. Do you know what she does to us? He comes to us and he says that yes. If you want to turn to Allah Subhana Allah is that sin that you have, you're going to have to pick it up, you are going to have to leave it Your life will become extremely difficult for you.
So don't enter
and that one excuse he gives you not to turn to Allah subhana wa Tada. But my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, what people don't realize is that we existed long before we came into this world. Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
in fact, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says
that the souls of human beings were like armies that were being gathered before they came into existence, matter.
Those who got to know each other.
Before they came into this world, they will naturally inclined to each other in this world, and those who despise each other in that world, they did not get along in that world, they will naturally not get along in this world. So we existed long before we came into this world, into this temporary body that we've got. So when a person identifies what he is identifying with the purpose of his creation, Allah subhanho wa Taala created us so that we may know him.
He is the creator of everything. In fact, he says in one
in a deal, He created us, and he created the heavens and the earth and everything in existence. So
We know that he is able to do anything and everything that is a cipher and the quality of Allah subhanaw taala. When a person identifies with the reason of his creation, he can never have a difficult life. So don't let it
lie to you. Don't let it distract you. Don't let him tell you that one sentence that you have, you cannot give up its pleasure for the sake of
when you give it up for Allah subhana wa Tada, your heart begins to bubble with joy, your heart begins to enjoy your life. Why? Because you are now in contact with your Creator.
famously says nothing.
Let your heart roam around in desire, wherever you want it to go. That is move here and let it move there. Let it find solace in different places. In
a way you love will only be for the first beloved
We have many homes in the world that a person finds himself at ease.
And his longing remains for the first home. And if we take a look at which our first home is, then there is only the home that is with Allah subhanho wa Taala it is the afterlife. We existed before we came into this world. So our longing is for that world. And if we have to work towards it, then Allah subhanho wa Taala will give us peace and contentment in our lives.
He had a difficult life, he had a challenging life. He had problems and difficulties, trials and tribulations one after the other when he was in Makkah, and his wife, his beloved wife, who stood by him When the angels came and said,
when she died and she passed away, and his uncle had died and passed away, the uncle who looked after him the uncle who stood by him, the uncle who was there for him at all times, he passed away as well. But Zuma
was going through a difficult time. It was hard for him. And he decided let me go out and let me leave the city perhaps there are certain people in power that will listen to me. So with this hope and ambition in his heart, he began to move towards
and when he got there he addressed the leaders Why don't you worship God will is that he will Jelani is your Creator, my Creator, worship alone, he expected a good response. These people set the urgency of the city on him.
harm him, make sure that you get him out of the city. And as he is moving, these people are pelting stones at him, and his body begins to bleed until his shoes are filled up with blood. And he's walking trudging along trying to get away from the heart. This time coding to avoid
calling people to worship Allah alone.
He gets to the outskirts of the city.
And dear brothers and sisters in Islam, look at his statement, what lovely if you look at his statement, you will come to understand that his heart was somewhere else. He says
he turns to Allah subhanaw taala and says that if you are angry with me, Oh Allah is not worried. It is it does not harm me what these people have done to me, his heart was still okay. Why? Because Allah subhana wa Taala was happy with him. He was not really worried about what people were doing to him. So his life was difficult, yes, but there was another life that we had inside of him. And he was pleased, happy, contented shall come to you and continue to try to get you to sin. Continue to try to tell you that your life will not be okay without it. But what we all know that she is an enemy of ours in
June, indeed, she is an enemy of yours.
So take him as an enemy. The problem with this we sometimes take him as a friend. And when he commands us to do something, we do it
because we taste the momentary momentary pleasure
obey me then we go back to that sin even though we realize that it is a difficult thing to do because when a person says that his heart is not at ease with Allah subhana wa tada
and he lives a difficult life so never let him convince you that running back to Allah subhana wa tada is a hot thing when Moosa
moved to meet Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then he hastened he had certain people with him, he said that the number was 770 people.
And they were moving towards a meeting point with a lump sum.
And as he moved, he began to hasten and we began to move quickly. And when he came to the meeting point, he had left his people behind so Allah subhana wa tada said,
he said, what is it that has made you come so quickly? That you have left your people behind? He says,
I came to you quickly Oh Allah, because I wanted you to be pleased with me. So Allah subhanho wa Taala was pleased with him. He had that joy in his heart. He wanted to go and meet Allah subhana wa Tada. If this was a difficult thing. If this was hard, do you think that his heart would be longing to meet
the brothers and sisters in Islam? The one who wants to meet Allah subhanho wa Taala and gentlemen, let's meet Allah subhana wa tada in this world. And how do you meet Allah subhana wa tada in this world.
Allah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in an ad in the law.
Indeed Allah subhana wa tada is in front of you,
the better he can feel for
is in front of you in all of your when you live with Allah subhanho wa Taala and you say Allahu Akbar, then you are actually Allah subhana wa tada is in front of you, Allah subhana wa tada with you. So if a person wants to meet Allah subhana wa tada in the app, he'll let you meet Allah subhana wa tada in this world before he gets there.
You know, many of us,
we sit and we look at those who have a death sentence hanging over them as full human beings, people who are, you know, headed towards the guillotine, they are about to be executed, where it is said.
And we don't have that date.
When a person takes this into consideration, I'm not here to do. I'm not here to tell you that your life is coming to an end, it is going to be very difficult. No, but it is a reality that none of us can avoid. We've got to realize that we are headed to work the app, we are headed to work our credit. We are not moving away from our grades. But amazing. We continue to build this world and we continue to invest in this world. Yet we know that we are headed off to that which is everlast. When a third thing is a true believer, so long as he is content with what he has in this world, you will begin to prepare for the he will begin to prepare, prepare for that world which is everlasting.
Knowing that Allah Subhana Allah is going to meet him there and knowing that he's going to live forever and ever. No matter how many difficulties you have in this life, it will come to an end one day. So prepare for the future. don't prepare for this world. don't invest in this world, to the extent that you have no time to invest in
Allah subhanho wa Taala is the best investment that you can make in your life. If you invest in him, in this world, Allah Subhana Allah will give you a reward and a return that you cannot imagine. There is no businessman that can give you what Allah Subhana Allah will give you so invest in the deen invest in your in the betterment of us in this world once you have a chance. And this is the reality of a believer when he realizes that he is moving to Allah subhana wa Tada. Then he will prepare for the affair. I leave you with these few words and I hope and pray that in sha Allah. I have
have been able to pass a message on that will benefit you in your life. May Allah subhanahu wa tada grant you the ability and grant us all the ability to worship Him And may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us entrance into unfilled dosen