Channel: Ibraheem Menk
April 21/22 2018, Salvation Conference, Hong Kong
Salvation through the mercy of Allah
In this talk our beloved Sheikh teaches us about the mercy of Ar Rahman.
Once in the company of the sahabas, a large thud was heard. When asked what it was, our beloved prophet s.s.w. replied that that was the sound of the stone hitting the bottom of Jahannam after traveling from the top. How long was it traveling? 70 years.
Next, know that Jahannam itself complained to Al- Khaliq that parts of it were eating itself. Just imagine how furious the fire of Jahannam is that it eats it’s own self.
Once the Sheikh establishes the premise of Jahannam, he then proceeds to address what we need to do to escape the fury of the fire.
To know more about that door of escape please listen to this extremely important lecture.
Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Marine Allah
hasn't either she just obvious sarala to assume what I mean bill hi Robbie canister in. We thank Allah subhanahu wa taala for having gathered us here today and we ask Allah subhanahu wa tada to grant us the mercy and the Sakina that comes with a gathering in which people are sincere to him. And we ask Allah subhanahu attallah to grant us the ability to be raised with the MBR and those whom Allah subhanho wa Taala has mentioned with them, I mean,
dear brothers and sisters in Islam, I know the topic is the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
But in order for us to understand the mercy of Allah subhanahu attallah we've got to understand the flip side of the coin, the other side of things as well.
And when it comes to salvation,
Allah subhanho wa Taala describes what salvation is himself. So he says couldn't have seen the equal to note that every single soul will taste death
couldn't have seen the equal to load to a to a phone. Welcome, email Tiana. And indeed you will be given your module your rewards for what you have reaped in this dunya on the day of pm for that which you have done in this dunya on the day of tm femen Zhu Zhi Hua and enough so the one who is taken away from the fire moved away from it, or the Hillel, Jen, and he is entered into Jenna pocket fuzz. So that is the one who has truly succeeded. So this is the definition of salvation by Allah subhanho wa Taala himself. Now, I'd like to explain to you, and I'm sure all of us are aware that there are certain things that are matters of the unseen and we have no knowledge of them, we don't
know them. But Allah subhanho wa Taala told us about them, and for that reason, we know the descriptions of them. So Allah subhanahu attallah talks about the fire, and he talks about Jana and when it comes to the fire, and bear with me, bear with my descriptions here for a moment. Allah subhanho wa Taala says that this fire is so huge, and it is so great. In fact, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that it is so great that you tabetha yo malkia it will be brought on the day of piano learners una alpha z man, it will have 70,000 ropes. McAleese, ma'am in upon every rope sub the owner alpha mela kimia jo Runa Oh yo yo Runa that upon every single rope they will be 70,000
angels tagging this fire. Can you imagine the severity and the greatness of this fire it will be huge. It is so great. That Allah subhanho wa Taala
again Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam describes this fire and he says
jahannam which is the Hellfire complained to Allah subhanho wa Taala each decade A lot of it complained to Allah subhanho wa Taala in that we akella Baba. Some parts of me have eaten parts, other parts of myself. That is how severe the fire is. It begins to eat itself. So Allah subhanahu Atlanta, Allah subhanho wa Taala at the mela ha nefesh appreciate if you save one Fs one fish Cheetah, Allah subhanahu attallah allowed for it to take two breaths, one in the summer and one in the winter. And Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says Rashad Mata Ji do nominal Hello. So it is the worst that you find of the heat in the summer. What I shared method you don't mean doesn't
hurry. And it is the worst part of the winter that you find you know that cold part of the winter. That extreme cold and that extreme heat that you find
In the summer, that is jahannam taking a breath.
This is how severe the fire is. Allah subhanahu Allah says, either at home in mecanim buried when the fire sees those who have transgressed the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala from a distance semi ruler of a human was a fee law. They will hear a fury and a ruling from this fire. Imagine when a person knows that I've done something wrong. And they are watching this fire and they see and the year that rolling and that fury of the fire, it is horrifying. It is something that a person cannot find themselves imagining that it will even touch them they don't even want something like that to come to come close to it.
Allah subhanahu attallah says that when they come close to the fire, they will begin to say that we wish that there is destruction today. We wish that we are in that today. But Allah subhanahu wa attalus is led to do Leo Matthew borong wahida don't call out for one destruction where the rule and Kathy a call out for many distractions because your calls today will not benefit you you had a chance in the dunya but you didn't call to Allah subhana wa Tada. You didn't you transgressed every command of his so what happens now today call out as much destruction as you want.
In alladhina cafaro will be a Latina sofa mostly him Nara Allah subhanho wa Taala says those who rejected our our signs, soon we will reach them to the Hellfire we will cause them to reach the Hellfire could Lama not reject julu doom every time that the skins become
ripe from the burning of that fire. And scientists explain that when your skin becomes ripe the nerve endings normal feel you can't feel anymore so the fire doesn't hurt you anymore. But Allah Subhana Allah says we will change that skin but the Nam julu then
we will change that skin until it is a new skin, Lido colada so that they will taste the punishment once again. So it is a very severe fire Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was one sitting with the companions. And they heard a thud from the heavens, they learned an extreme third from the heavens and they looked up to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam what is the third that we heard? And the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that is a stone that is a rock that has been thrown from the top of the fire 70 years ago, it has now reached the bottom
that is the depth of this fire. Now that we understand, do you know horrendous nature of this fire
and the bad descriptions that Allah subhanho wa Taala I say bad because of the nature of the fire not that Allah subhanho wa Taala gave a bad description. But the nature of the fire itself is bad and evil somebody nobody wants to even be touched but by that fire whether immersa to know how to either be when even a just a little breeze that comes from that fire touches enough minahasa lacunae away Ilana in cannavale mean they will acknowledge Oh, destruction to us. Indeed we were the ones who have oppressed. We have oppressed ourselves we have oppressed other human beings. So now that we understand the severity of this fire, and we understand how dangerous dangerous it is for a person
to come close to it.
I'd like to take you to a hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Do you know what that Hadith says? It took
place a barrier between you and the fire. Now someone might think that the fire is so huge, the fire is so severe. The fire is so great. Perhaps I need to perform Salah my entire life I need to be in frustration to Allah subhanho wa Taala my entire life in order to be protected from that fire.
But Allah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says it.
And you know what the last part of the Hadith says whether we should pretend Allah, even if it is by giving half a date in charity, half a date. Half a date of half a date given in charity can protect you from the huge fire from the horrendous fire that Allah subhanahu wa tada and His Messenger have described
To us, can you imagine the mercy of the being who can protect you from that huge fire in exchange for half a day.
You don't need to go for Hajj your entire life. You don't need to perform Salah your entire life. You don't need to give sucker your entire life give half a date, which one of us can say that half a date? We don't have it, I can't give it I'm not able to do so. Give it leverage Hilah give it for the sake of Allah subhanahu attallah and he will most definitely protect you from that fire. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentions in a hadith that there was a man who was extremely transgressive with himself. He transgress the bounds of Allah subhanho wa Taala in everything can Allah Julian usili for Ireland FC fella Mahabharata will note now in depth came to him. He was a
that came to him and he began to think, you know, I've done this I've done that I've done that what's going to happen now? So he called his children and he told them either And me too. When I die.
Cooney burn me from mahtani impound me into a fine dust from Mr. Rooney Phil we then scatter me into the winds for Allah Allah inkaterra Allah Jacobi let us do any other than that.
So what if my job is to catch me after this and to take me to task you will punish me in a manner that he has not punished anyone before for them Mamata for Elizabeth Alec. So when he died, his sons did that to him. They burnt him they crushed him into a fine dust and then they scattered him into the winds.
And do you know what happens? The Hadith actually says for either who are immune so there he was standing before Allah subhanho wa Taala to divert for a moment. Imagine the power of publicity Well, this man was a fine dust. He was nothing he was scattered into the winds he was literally destroyed and finished. There was nothing left of him. But Allah subhanho wa Taala brought him back to life he was there standing before Allah subhanho wa Taala
and Allah subhanho wa Taala asks him imagine the state of this person he will be trembling before a bull is that you will gel and Allah subhana wa tada asks him He says, ma hamelech Allah masane act. What made you do that which you did? Why did you do it? Why did you ask them to burn you pound you into a fine dust? Is it because you doubted the character a quality of Allah subhanho wa Taala so Allah subhanho wa Taala asked him, Why is it you did that which you did?
And he says cashier to Caleb, he said, Well, nah, he It was your fear. It was out of fear for you to punish me. Oh Allah. And do you know how the Hadith ends? It's a very short ending of sudo la sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says For who fear Allah. So this man was completely forgiven. Allah subhanho wa Taala gave him some NZ huh and you know, Allah subhanho wa Taala took him away from the fire. What would hit Elgin and he was entered into Jenna and he was most definitely from the successful people. What kind of a being forgives you after you have spent your entire life your entire life, transgressing His commands. Allah He can only be a very, very, very merciful being. And
if we take a look at how Allah subhanahu wa Tada. He is, he has partners associated to him. Every single moment that this world exists, people are associating partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala. They are committing acts of this belief in Him, He created them he created the entire universe that they enjoy and they are living on. He controls the breathing the movements, he can end them in a second.
But Allah subhanho wa Taala gives them a chance and he gives them risk. He provides them with sustenance they eat every single day had Allah subhanho wa Taala decided I want to take this man's life is gone and he is over but Allah subhanho wa Taala gives him a chance.
And this is why the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says Lisa hadn't asked Allah, other semi a who mean Allah. There is no body that has more patience upon the harm that he has heard. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala
In the home layer the owner who wanted the people call out to Him and they call out to the
they call out to him saying that he has a son.
And in an I have the Quran Allah subhanho wa Taala says that it is possible that it was very close the skies we're about to split asunder. They were about to break into into two when they called out to Allah subhanahu attallah and said that he has a son.
It was about to split into two. And do you know what the end of the Hadith says? And he continues to give them sustenance, he continues to provide for them. He continues to have mercy upon the motormouth, he was, he had Kula Shea and my mama has encompassed everything. And this is Allah subhanho wa Taala for you. On the day of piano,
a man will be brought forth and I'm sure we've heard this hadith but it is a beautiful Hadith. And this man will have 99 scrolls
and each scroll will be the extent of the length a person can see. So you can see as far as possible that is how far the scroll will stretch 99 of these scrolls, every single one of those scrolls will be fooled with bad and evil deeds. So he will come before Allah subhanahu wa tada and he will be thinking I am destroyed today. My life is over you know, I'm definitely going to the fire.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala will ask him that Do you recognize these things? Have you done these sins? And he will say yes, I recognize them. So Allah subhanho wa Taala will ask him Hello vana Mecca cutter bettiol Haffield one that my two angels that were writing your scrolls? Did they deceive you? Did they oppress you in any way? Did they write something that is not there and he will see nine out of be most definitely not Oh my Allah. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will then say to him in a color.
Today you will not be oppressed. And he will be called his scales will be called and they will put on the one pan is evil and bad deeds and put on the other pan his good deeds. And do you know what they they will be no good deeds until one small paper falls out from all of these scrolls these 99 scrolls, you find a little card falling out.
And this man will look at the card and tell Allah subhanho wa Taala what is that card in comparison to my evil deeds? What is the card it will do nothing for me. Most definitely the scale will tip onto the side of the scrolls. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will tell him in a color to the lamp. Most definitely you will not be oppressed and the evil deeds that he has been that he has committed will be placed on one scan on one side of the scale and the one little card
of a good deed that he has done will be placed on the other side of the scale. And the Hadith says Fatah Shatila Taka to CG let that that little card will weigh more than all of the evil deeds that he has done. Do you know what will be written on that card? We don't want to know what's written on that card.
What law he on that card they will be assured to Allah ilaha illa Allah, the Shahada that the sister has uttered today, a shadow Allah, Allah, Allah Allah, I bear witness that there is no being worthy of worthy of worship except Allah subhanho wa Taala Well, as you know, Mohammed Abdul Rasul Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the last and final messenger, what law he that will be on this card written there. And the Hadith says that there is nothing that is more weighty than the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala what law IE, Allah subhanho wa Taala can forgive our sins no matter how serious they are. And no matter how bad we have been in our lives,
Allah subhanho wa Taala can forgive us. On the day of PM, a man will come in other men, he won't come and he will have so many sins. So Allah subhanho wa Taala will put him under his cover. This will be a man who did not expose himself. He did not go out and tell people do you know what I do? I did this sin and I did that sin
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says that he will bring him on the day of pm and he will cover him. So nobody will be able to see what is going on he will be in the cannith of Allah subhanho wa Taala the cover of Allah subhanho wa Taala and they will be a secret that will take place between him and Allah subhanahu wa Tada. So Allah subhanho wa Taala will show him all of his sins and say, did you do these sins? And he will say yes, most definitely I did these things, I know them. These are my criminal acts that I've done.
And Allah subhanahu wa tada will tell him, etc, to her lack of dunya I have covered these evil deeds for you in the dunya while her funeral her luckily. And here I am, forgiving them for you today. Allah subhanahu Allah will forgive this man, you will achieve the salvation of Allah subhanho wa Taala even though he will have so many sins, and not only will he be forgiven, but he will actually
be covered on a day in which you're meant to bless other people's evil deeds that they had between them and Allah Subhana who Allah will be brought forth people will see them Imagine standing in front of a stage like this, on top of a stage like this and Allah Subhana who Allah is telling you,
you know, you've done this and you've done that and people are watching you feel embarrassed. It is a very bad situation to be in on that day. Allah subhanho wa Taala will protect such a man and the point of this Hadith, something that we can derive from this hadith
when we do an evil deed, then let us hide it because that brings the aroma of Allah subhana wa Taala with it, at least we are not going out and telling the people do you know, this is what I did last night. And that is what I did last night. And today it is very easy for us to do this. And I raised this point because it is very relevant. We're lucky we have Facebook, we have Twitter, we have WhatsApp, you find that a person goes out to the nightclub or they go out and they've done Fantasia, they've done something wrong. And Allah subhana wa attalus covered them the Hadith mentions that a man goes out at night he does all sorts of evil deeds.
And then Allah subhanho wa Taala covers him and he comes out and he says for Al
Qaeda al Qaeda last night I did this and I did that and you find that the picture of the person whom they were committing all those evil deeds with on Facebook.
The picture of the people that they were doing all of the or the bottle that they were drinking from is on WhatsApp and Twitter. It Allah subhanahu wa tada covered you, Allah subhanho wa Taala hid away your sins, at least try to acknowledge that I've got something wrong here I've done let me keep it between me and Allah subhanho wa Taala and in that way, you will most definitely have an opportunity to repent Coloma at all of my own morava they have a chance to be forgiven in lol Mujahideen except for those who go out and say, Man, I've done this and I've done that I mean to cover our cover. I did this and I did that. Imagine coming on the day of EMI you have these bad deeds you have these
evil deeds, but you knew and you acknowledge that I've done something wrong. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, etc to her lack of dunya I have covered them for you in the dunya for her funeral. Hello Kelly on so here I am forgiving them for you today. Julio arriba de La Nina safaiwala, and foresee him Oh my servants who have been extravagant and transgress the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala with themselves. They have gone beyond the limits with themselves they have oppressed themselves. And Allah subhanho wa Taala addresses them as his worship as a birdie. My worship is my servants. He brings them close. He doesn't take them far away. He doesn't push them away. Either. Allah subhanho
wa Taala draws them close. Julio Eva De La Nina Ashraf, wala and pushing him tokonoma Rahmatullah Don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala who is telling you not to lose hope in his mercy Here it is. Allah man Rahim. The one who describes himself as the Most Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
Allah subhanho wa Taala has reserved a special type of mercy for those who believe in him. He is telling you don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala she wants to lead you there. shavon wants you not to believe and hope that Allah subhanho wa Taala will follow
You, he wants you to think that you have absolutely no hope. And now you lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala you've actually doubted a quality of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So you've reached a point where you are now doubting, who Allah subhana wa Taala is, yet he says something else.
So shaytan is very clever in the manner that he deceives you and he will try to lead you to the peak of copper and this belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala when he knows that if you have to pass away in that state, then there is no salvation. But you pass away with the Shahada shadow Allah Allah illallah wa shadow, Mohammed Abdul Sulu, Allah subhanho wa Taala will most definitely forgive you if you have to ask for his forgiveness. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in a hadith
he says in a Hadith, that in MMS le one method. Indeed, my example and your example, earlier Julian is like a man is still Kadena, he, you know begins to kindle a fire and he lights this fire and these fuel to the fire. It is huge. It becomes quite big fragility. They were born for a shoe fee. So the animals were the little insects and the moths that are there they begin to fall into that fire. For anarchy. Don't be who jazzy Kuma and taka hamona Fie. And I am holding on to your pants trying to hold you back from that fire. And you are falling into it. You want to fall into it. And Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gives the example of a month because Have we ever stood moth
and watched a moth being brought close to the fire. You find that this month is
amazed by the fire it is enchanted by the fire. It keeps coming closer to it until it is burnt. And even after it it is burnt it keeps going until it dies. And also Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gives us this example and if we ponder upon it, none of us want to go to the fire. None of us want to enter into it. But do you know what he says in a another howdy? What is surrounded by the fire? What is what surrounds the fire who flatten narrow bisha what will flatten genda to be mcherry that the fire is surrounded by desires. So you find that alcohol is around the fire. Xena is around the fire.
Reba is around the fire. Mima is around the fire hating someone for absolutely no reason is around the fire. It is all around the fire. So these things alcohols, Xena everything. It looks beautiful to us v but let me say something about that sister. Let me say something about that brother. So it is beautiful to us and we don't actually find the fire attractive. It is the beauty of these desires, the lust of the desires that we find attractive, and also Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam out of his mercy he's trying to hold on to our arms and legs and the rest of our butt come back is no good for you. That fire is bad for you. But we are insisting on going into that fire. If we want
to be protected from the fire, the easiest way to do so. Allah he follow the commands of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam follow the commands of Allah subhanahu wa tada and prefer to Jen to Bill Macquarie and Jen has been surrounded with that which is detested to the soul. A person thinks about Salah at the time. Salam sleep is better. Let me sleep. Let me relax. It's easy, you know? So what Allah will forgive me it doesn't matter. But you want Jenna Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says Allah, Allah de la jolla. Most definitely the merchandise of Allah subhanho wa Taala is expensive. You don't just achieve it like a joke. It doesn't just come to you. Yes, Allah subhanho
wa Taala can give it to you based on the intention on your in your heart, but we must try our best. We must try our best in this world. Imagine you get to Jenna.
And you find that you are in the lowest part of gender. You're looking at the tycoons of gender. You're looking up at them and you're saying I wish I had just been one more moment in the dunya saying Subhana Allah He will be Hamdi Subhana Allah He lovely. I wish I had spent just one more moment acknowledging Allah subhanho wa Taala. turning my heart and focus to rob believes that he will. I would have been up there with the tycoons
and do you know
What you get to see Allah subhanho wa Taala more. When you the higher you are in general, the higher you are in general the more you will see Allah subhanahu wa Tada. And do you know what Allah subhanahu attallah says about seeing him, let him measure on a fee her for them is that we
desire whatever their heart's desire we have prepared for them in Jannah you just return it is there for you.
Imagine on top of what Allah says well Edina moseyed and we have more than that, what is more than that? It is the sight of Rob bull is that he will gel the sight of the being whom you read every single day in your Salah, and will come Don't
be like me. Man, your
man, our him, the Most Merciful, the Especially Merciful, you are now standing and looking at him that he will gel What more do you want? in general? What more do you want? This is a limousine This is more than what your heart's desire can wish for.
Imagine reaching that Jenna and you know that I could have had more I could have had more Yes, you have this content, your heart is happy. But there is a part of you that knows that I could do more what law he This is the time for work.
This is the time for action. This is the time where we can prepare for what we want, they will come any day when we will taste that death. And we don't know when it is. We don't know when it is. So let us continue to work. Even if it is a little a little every single day, you find that this is much more productive than trying to do trying to set a date that you know after I do Hajj on this year, in this year, I'm going to change my life that is shapen is making you wait perhaps you won't see that day. Perhaps you won't reach that day. Even if you reach that day. Why do you want to waste that opportunity from now until then. And perhaps when you reach that date, you will say you know I
just need a few more months, a few more years, until the day has come with that knock will come You know, it's my time. And there is no turning away from that day. So let us try every single day to do a little bit a little bit a little bit, three minutes, four minutes. I always encourage the students that I teach I tell them that open the most half in the morning, open the most half and read one I read one I make sure that you don't leave the home without reading at least one I understand that I ponder upon its meaning read its meaning and ponder upon it the entire day. How hard is it to do that? At lunchtime you think of it at all sort of time you think of it. And in this manner we attain
the aroma of Allah subhanho wa Taala from NZ honey not it is our ambition, all of our ambitions to be saved from the fire Wallah, he This is only done by trying as far as possible to protect ourselves from that fire. And remember the place of sadaqa the place of sada when saving yourself from this fire, that half a date, that little kg of rice or half a kg of rice or a donation that you have given for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala on your phone. Nobody needs to know about it. You just give that donation it's gone already. Nobody knows who you gave it to how you gave it and what's happened. But you've given it leverage Hilah you've given it to a righteous cause people are
poor people are destitute people don't have homes, you've given it to them. And only Allah subhanho wa Taala knows he's made it so easy before the seller for him whom Allah they would have to actually go out and look for someone they'd have to knock on doors or they'd have to go and hang it onto their doors at night when nobody was watching. Make sure that people didn't see them. While it today it's so easy. You have your cell phone, you're sitting in your bedroom, you remember $10 1520 100 how many how many ever dollars $1 you're not able to give $1 remember that tomorrow, that half of a date was nothing at the time of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam as well. And that is why he
says that he used that example that even half a date can protect you from the fire and in this manner. We try and achieve Jenna May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all and May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to practice for what has been said and May He grant us. Allah Ameen