Channel: Ibraheem Menk
Jumuah Lecture, 1st November 2019
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen illa Allah Al amin, Minister in aliona Salim Allah Tamil ambia you will mousseline Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Marin Allahumma salli ala Illa magenta who Salah
has not either she just said Allah. Allah BSc wala to us in with me, Bill hi Robbie canister in, we think a lot of bullets that you will jellal for having gathered us here today. And we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to surround us with the melodica and to cause his mercy and His Sakina to descend upon us, and to raise us with the MBR Li hemos Salatu was salam, and those whom he has mentioned with them, I mean,
in a bus or the Allahu anhu, the famous companion of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was in the company of the companions when he asked Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. In fact, it was Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who asked the companions, there was a cloud passing so he said, Medusa Muna. Howdy, what is it that you call this? So they said, A Sahaba. It is a cloud. And he said, Well, who's new? And what about illusion? So they said, I'll Muslim. And then Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam asked them, we'll learn and the companions remained silent. They were puzzled as to what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asking them about, and then Rasulullah
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said hilted aroona can be in an outdoor summer. Do you know what is the distance between the earth and the heaven? So the companions are the Allahu anhu Jamie and they responded by saying Allahu Allah suitable Adam, Allah and His Messenger no better. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam explains to them being in Houma mercy Allah to hum Sumi.
Between them there is a distance of 500 years, whether that is 500 years of travel or 500 years of something else. Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best. And then he says verbena, Cooley sama in wasa MA in consuming it on and between every sky and the next sky is 500 years distance. And then he says waffle summer is the Atiba room. And above this Seventh Heaven, there is a huge ocean and messy euro to vein as fairly he will Allah mercy or to be in a summer he will have the distance between the beginning of this ocean the start of it, the lowest point of it, and the highest point of it is the distance between the heaven and the earth. And then Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam explained
was alcoholic and above that our angels been up the dummy when he woke up kabhi hin mercy Rama Bina sama evil, they are angels between the feet and the knees is the distance that is between the earth and the heaven.
And then he says through mythology
and above that is the half
and the distance of the lowest part of the arch and the highest part of the arch. The distance between these two is the distance between the heavens and the earth.
alone among to hyla. Then above that is Allah, Allah Allah Allah whether you say Fermin, Armani Bunny, Adama Shea and the sons of Adam
Any deed that they do Allah subhanho wa Taala knows about it. Nothing is hidden from above the seven heavens from above the earth from all of this distance. Allah subhanho wa Taala it is. It makes no difference to him whatsoever. He knows every single thing that happens on this earth. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. He knows the thoughts that go through our minds. He knows the emotions that go through our hearts. He knows it better than we know it ourselves. Allahu Akbar. This is Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now, Imam Ahmed Al Rahim, Allahu taala was asked a question.
And this question was, campaigner will be now short, man. What is the distance between us and the US have
the same question? Or a similar question?
And he responded that What do you mean Calvin sodic a truthful dude, from a truthful heart. So all of this distance can be cut by a person with a dog that comes out of his heart. Allah subhanho wa Taala is so merciful to us that he says one, no Accra, boo la him in Hadley worried we are closer to him than his jugular vein. All you have to do is raise your hands to abolish that you are jellal to cut through all of this distance, this distance to get to Allah subhanho wa Taala. What is of importance? That what one sadhika It must be a truthful do i mean Caribbean side sodic from a truthful heart, and Allah subhanho wa Taala hears it, Allah subhanho wa Taala responds well either
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me carry my servants ask you Oh Mohammed about me, then indeed I am near I am close. Why? Because all you have to do to get to Allah subhana wa Taala Raise your hands to abolish that you will gela I have a message for you dear brothers and sisters in Islam, what law is sometimes we become attached to the person that brings us the message more than we become attached to a will is that you will gel and this is wrong or lucky this is wrong. The message is always to bring us closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says up 30 summer
the heaven has become heavy
and it has the right to become heavy. It deserves to become heavy Why?
Murphy has molded by asabi illa melakukan while doing job data who said you then lilla hitter Allah there is no four fingers space of four fingers in the heavens except that an angel is placing its forehead on the ground for Allah Subhana Allah saggi then the law in prostration ultimate humility for a belief that you will gel and then a Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us something profound something amazing Allah hello to Allah Muna Allah, Allah if you knew what I know. Love the history to karela you would have laughed a little what a baccatum Casio and you would have cried a lot. Why would you have cried a lot because you knew what Jabri looked like you heard the angels
themselves, then you would have cried a lot. You would have seen what the unseen was like Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because he knew the magnanimity the greatness of Romulus that he was he would perform Salah to the point that his feet would become food full of blood. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. But where are we from that? Because we don't know what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam knew? What does that teach us? We need to learn more about Arambula cityu angelin we need to learn more about the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the Hadith continues
to be Nyssa II and an foolish, foolish, you would have not enjoyed yourselves with women upon begging. Why? Because you know now the magnetic beauty of Red Bull is that you will gel on the reality of your multi. The reality of what the unseen is like Allahu Akbar. You saw Summa sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not know all of the unseen It is only out of bullets that he will jellal that is the
Ultimate know of the unseen, but Allah subhanho wa Taala showed him certain things that we did not see. For example, jabril Allahu salatu wa sallam was seen in his true form by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
So, this reality of the knowledge of the magnanimity of Allah subhanho wa Taala let the ambia alayhi wa salatu wa sallam to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala to humble themselves not only before a Boulez that you will jellal but before his creation, why, so that they for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala
imagine, they sat with the people, they spoke with the people he had, they were God's legislation on Earth, literally the means by which Allah subhanho wa Taala chose salvation for mankind. They were humbled before the people why so Lee for the pleasure of rumble is that you will gel on the Hadeeth continues, while a courage to illustrate identity and you would have come out into the streets touch a room Illallah you would have been fearful and in all of Allah subhanho wa Taala remembering him thinking about him worried about what would happen to you, because you knew who Allah subhanho wa Taala is, this is the reality of knowing who rubble is that he will gela is his greatness. Allah
subhanho wa Taala he says,
demo Illa Riemann arena Allah and shefa the intercession will be for nobody it will not benefit anyone except for the one whom Allah subhana wa tada wants to benefit except for the one whom Allah subhanho wa Taala allows for that Shiva to benefit and the greatest person being the greatest creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala that will be allowed for the chef to benefit will be none other than Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he will come on the day of dm Han we all know that the MBR alayhi wa Salatu was Salam people will go to them asking for shefa one after the other from Adam to the last messenger except for Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they will all refuse
until they come to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he will say he will ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to open upon him and Allah subhanho wa Taala will open certain area certain tests v that he did not know before that you will place his head on the ground for a bullish that he will general seeking his praising him, completely praising him in the most beautiful manner. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala will say arafat's, okay, Mohammed, raise your head Oh Mohamed and we say sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
ask and you will be given wish to share and seek intercession you will be given the intercession and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will then ask Allah subhana wa Taala for his oma and he will ask Allah subhanho wa Taala for the believers.
This is the great mcom that Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about and macom and Mahmoud, the praise position. Why? Because Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he will praise Allah subhanho wa Taala from there
it is said in fact, it is mentioned in the Quran as well.
That the angels when they hear Allah subhanho wa Taala speak then they begin to flap the wings. Until a sound like the striking of a chain is heard on the rock. It sounds like the striking of a chain upon a rock is heard. And the angels actually go unconscious completely from the terror and the all of knowing that Allah subhanho wa Taala is speaking. And then they come back to consciousness. And when they come to consciousness, the ones who are closest to the ALJ they begin informing the other ones that this is what happened and the ones further away ask mother a lot of bukem what is it that you're upset? What is it that you're upset? And they will respond?
He has said the truth. Well who will it be? And he is the highest, the greatest, the most magnanimous.
Why? Because they know what trouble is that you will gel sounds like a lot of luck. Imagine hearing Allah subhanho wa Taala himself speak
These angels fall into frustration for Allah subhanho wa Taala they become unconscious from the reality of listening to audible is that you Angela, it is only my ignorance and your ignorance dear brothers and sisters in Islam that leads us to commit sin against Allah subhanho wa Taala to dis obey Allah blessed that you will jela if we knew the being whom these commands are coming from, we would have never disobeyed a bullet is that you Angela and
Allah subhanho wa Taala on the day of em and this is mentioned in a hadith that was narrated to us by a Jewish man. He came to LA sudo la sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam and he and he said in the energy to Victor hora indeed we find in the Torah, and Allah Hello sama Allah that Allah subhanho wa Taala on the day of the AMA, he will place the heavens upon a finger through my elbow, through my elbow and her is Ba Gua Sha Allah is back then he will place the rivers upon a finger and he will place the trees upon a finger through my elbow.
Then he will place the rest of creation upon a finger through Mayor who's una waiuku Anil Malik, then he will shake them completely, and he will say I am the king. I'm the king
and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He laughed at this point.
Just De Lima cool
in baring truth for that which this man was saying.
He loved wearing cognisance of baring truth to the fact that of what this man was saying. And then he recited the ayah well, naka de la placa de they did not appreciate Allah subhanho wa Taala value. Allah subhanho wa Taala his true valuation when uncle Jimmy and Cabo and the entire earth will be in his grasp on the day of pm was similar to machiya to be emini, and the heavens will be rolled up in his right hand. So Glory be to Him. What's
really cool and very Exalted is He from that which they associate partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Imagine all of the rivers, all of the mountains, all of the creation in the grasp of rubble is that you are jealous and he shakes them and asks you He tells you animatic, I am the king. On that day, where is our authority? Where is our money? Where is our power? Where is our position in society, you are the chairman of the message and Allah I am not talking that of the chairman of this Masjid. But we is your power. You are the leader of a country. Who are you today? Nobody who is Allah subhana wa Tada, everything.
Allahu Akbar. At that point, a human being realizes
that he is placed with Allah subhanho wa Taala what exactly is it? Do you know why we placed the most blesseds part of our bodies on the ground every single day more than five times in a day because in Salah How many times do we place our head on the ground for electricity will gela in for our cat eight times.
So we place this because this most blessed part of the head on the ground because we acknowledge our humility before boulerice that you will gelar we are acknowledging our position before Allah subhanho wa Taala
Ibrahim alayhi salatu wa sallam, he understood his place with Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says regarding that which Ibrahim himself said and levy Kala Pani, the He is the one who created me Allah is the one who created me. So he will guide me while letting your time on Steam and he is the one who will feed me and he is the one who will nourish me He will give me water to drink. He will quench my thirst while he them
up and when I become sick, when there was something negative Ibrahim alayhi salatu wa sallam attributes it to himself when I become sick, that who is Vien. So he is the one who grants me Shiva. He did not say and take note when it was comes to creation. He said Allah created me so he guided me. He is the one who feeds me He is the one who quenches my thirst. But when it came to a negative content
Then he says when I become sick, then he is the one who kills me. Why? Because he understood his place was horrible so that you will gll No, Allahu salatu salam wa he attacked me being female Mooji Cal Jeeva when the mount the the the the waves were moving like mountains amongst the ark, the ark was being tossed around. And Allah subhana wa tada says, One
Nibbana what can FEMA z buena, em can know. So his son standing aside, so he called him he said, Oh, my dear son, come and ride with us. Come and ride with us today. So his son says to him
Wanna Mallika feeding on us? We Elijah Benny Simoni minalima. He said, I will go into the mountains that will protect me from the water. Yet Allah subhanho wa Taala described the water as a mountain. He described the waves as a mountain. So this man did not take heed from the fact that the waves were just like a mountain. What is a mountain going to do for you on this day? And he said I will go into the mountains, they will protect me from the water. The response of new alayhi salatu was Salam ala
ML wa him. There is absolutely no savior from Allah subhanho wa Taala except for whom he has mercy upon. Well, however, in a woman jufa cannon in Elmo rotting, so the son of No, Allahu Salatu was Salam. A wave came between him and his father, so he will he was from those who had completely drowned. Allah subhanho wa Taala then says about how no Allahu salatu salam called out to him when
Taka be in ebene min. Le he said, Oh, Allah, he called out to Allah subhanho wa Taala Oh, my Arab.
Indeed My son is from my family while in that can help. So first of all, he acknowledges that Oh, my Arab Oh, my maker, you are my maker. And indeed your promise is completely true. Well,
come on Hakimi and you are the most just of rulers. What is no hallelujah Salatu was Salam saying here he was promised that Allah subhanho wa Taala would protect his family. Allah subhanho wa Taala would look after his family. So he says, Oh my dear father, he says Oh Allah sorry. He says Oh Allah indeed. This son of mine is from my family. He does not say that you promised to look after my family. Look at what you have done know rather indeed. Your promise is true. Oh my dear up, and you are the best of judges. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says
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Oh no, he is not from your family.
Oh no, he is not from your family.
fella just lm EMA Allah is Allah cabbie hearing in ni Arivaca an akuna Minal J. Ilene? Oh, so don't ask me of that which you do not know. I advise you not to be from amongst those who are ignorant, ignorant know, Alinea. Salatu was Salam. Immediately he turns to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Again, he says, Oh, my dear makeup be in me Aruba and as Erica Malik said he be hearing Oh, my dear, I asked you to your refuge. I seek your refuge to protect me from asking that which does not concern me I have no knowledge regarding
what really and if you do not forgive me, what are honey and have mercy upon me? a communal ha serene? I will be from those who are losers. This was the attitude of no Allahu Salatu was Salam with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Eunice, Allah, your Salah to a center, he is thrown into the ocean. In fact, he goes into the ocean with a boat. And then the people decide that this man is the one that needs to be thrown into the ocean so they throw him into the ocean. And he plunges into the darkness is under the darkness of the the storm. That was
Taking place the darkness of the sea and then he is swallowed up by a whale, and he is in the darkness of the belly of a whale.
And from the darkness upon darkness upon darkness new Allahu salatu salam. Eunice, Aditya Salatu was Salam. He calls out to Allah subhanho wa Taala. In Nevada to Neff Siva fiddly. Indeed I have most definitely harmed myself, I have oppressed myself, so forgive me. And if you do not forgive me, I will be from those who are losers. So Allah subhanho wa Taala festa Japan Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala responds to him and saves him. This is the attitude that the MBR AlLahi wa salatu salam had with Allah subhanho wa Taala and why did they have this attitude? Because they knew so much so much of horrible is that he will Jalan was Allah subhana wa Tada. He prevented us from reciting the Quran
when we are in such that we are not allowed to recite the Quran when we are in ruku and sajida. Why? Because when you are in ruku, and you are in sajida, you are in a place of humility, humbleness, this is not a place to mention the words of opulence that you are jealous of.
His words belong to a high place. So when you decide you should not be on the ground prostrating to Allah subhanho wa Taala rather you should be sitting you should be standing. And this place of humility is made for what? For da Why is it made for because at this point you are declaring that you are most humble before bullies that you are jealous. And at this point, you are declaring your inability before the ability of rumble is that you will gela so you ask Allah subhanho wa Taala in your search, and you do not recite his words out of the magnanimity of rubble is that you are jellal It is said that when Pharaoh was dying, Ninja breel Allahu salatu wa sallam, he actually went to
figure out because when Iran was dying, then he recited the Kereama he recited the Shahada he uttered that Allah subhanho wa Taala is the only one worthy of worship. He believed in Allah subhanho wa Taala alone, and Moosa as the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And it is reported that gibreel alayhi salatu was Salam actually went and started putting dust in the mouth of Pharaoh. Why? Because he didn't want him to be saved because of the punishment that was with him. The punishment that he deserved, he didn't want him to be saved. He knew what kind of evil this man had done. So he actually began to put dust into the mouth of Iran. What does this teach us? It teaches us that Allah subhanho wa Taala is most merciful, most forgiving. No matter what we have done in our lives, no matter how far we have discarded the rubble is that you will learn he will never discard you. Remember that you have a chance at asking Him for His forgiveness, asking Him for
His mercy. You have a chance at these great qualities of rubble is that you will jellal until your soul is coming out of your body had either.
Ella levy amanat beanie Byrne who is la isla and Amina Lu slimming. Farah was being told that now is the time the soul was coming out he was being pulled out.
And he now realized that Allah subhanho wa Taala was the only one worthy of worship. So what does he do? He turns to Allah subhanho wa Taala I believe in the love that he believed imagine these are the people who are oppressed his entire life. He drove them out of the land yet he is believing in the Lord today. What is your arrogance of your own? What is your haughtiness over on what happened? And gibreel is putting dust into his mouth you deserve what you are getting.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala says Valley Omen una de cabeza Nick. Today we have removed your body from the ocean. We will save your body we will preserve your body. Lita qunar, lemon, lemon CalHFA so that you may be a sign for those who come after you. They are brothers and sisters in Islam we need a balance in our Deen. We need to realize that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah
His most forgiving, Most Merciful, this is part of the AMA and the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But at the same time, he is very severe in his punishment. So when we have this then we will have a balance in our lives and Allah subhanho wa Taala will protect us a point of note.
The Hadith that I began with,
some scholars actually mentioned that there is a weakness in the chain of narration. But if this brings us closer to rumble is that you will gela there is actually quite a few of these generations that have come together. But if this brings the people closer to audible is that you will gel on it is better than writing a fairy tale. It is better than writing a lie to you. Some people come to you and tell you stories of things that have not happened in order to bring you closer to rumble so that you in general, you can never come come closer to the most truthful by a lie. So it is better to mention weak narrations at times rather than mentioned that which is a lie and a fairy tale. We ask
Allah subhanho wa Taala to keep us on the truth and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us the tofik mean wa sallahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Germaine