Channel: Ibraheem Menk
Eighth lecture of #LordoftheWorlds series by Sheikh Ibraaheem Menk held at Masjidul Noor.
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Rahman Al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen illa Allah Al amin, amin is 13 one who suddenly want to sell him Allah her Tamil ambia you will mousseline Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi adjumani Allahu Allah salla Elana jalta who Salah what antigen has an either shake test
or BSc well I still watch him bill hi Robbie canister in. We thank Allah subhanahu wa taala for having gathered us here today once again and we ask Allah to We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to surround us with the mela aka and to cause his mercy and His Sakina to descend upon us and to raise us with the MBR Allahu wa Salatu was Salam and those whom he has mentioned with them, I mean,
the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala are all good. So there are certain qualities that are must subhanho wa Taala he is described by these qualities but we will not derive a name from that quality. For example, Allah subhanho wa Taala spoke to mozzarella his salatu salam. So we know that Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks, but the fact that a person can speak good and he can speak bad
for that reason, we will not call Allah Subhana who Allah Al Motta kelim.
you will never hear a person calling Allah subhana wa tada the intended but Allah subhanho wa Taala intends, why is this because they are good intentions and they are bad intentions.
So we cannot generally call Allah subhanho wa Taala The one who intends But does he intend Yes he does. We will not give him this name well Illa Hill smell
and to Allah subhana wa tada belong the best of names. So, the fact that this name l matcha Kelvin, the one who speaks can mean something bad, we will not give Allah subhanho wa Taala that name.
this is when it comes to the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the principles that are there regarding these names. Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, I mean to her do mean dooney he Alia
and this is the first name that we will be discussing today. That have they chosen to take besides Allah subhanho wa Taala only guidance,
guides or guardians. And this is the name that Allah subhanahu wa tada he has given himself and when he the one who is a guardian for ma who actually you so Allah subhanho wa Taala is the Guardian, where Who are you, Mota, and he is the one who brings the dead to life or who are kulesza in Cadiz, and he is able to do anything and everything. So these people had taken guardians besides Allah subhanho wa Taala. And these guardians were useless. They could not only not defend others, but they could not defend themselves as well. Not only could they not defend themselves, but they could not defend others as well. So you find that they could not bring about harm they could not bring about
goodness. yet. These people said that this is my guardian How can a statue made out of wood, or made out of stone be your guardian, yet you have Allah who you have acknowledged is the creator of everything. And he is the one who brings the dead to life. You have the option to take him as a guardian for more who actually you are who are you he'll motor and he is the one who brings the dead to life. So let that statue bring the dead to life. let that set you harm. Let that statue benefit. Let that statue give you something one day and then you can call it your guardian. It is not your guardian because it is
Useless. So understand this and take Allah subhanahu wa tada as your guardian,
one who will lead the unit as a member of the Makana to ensure meta, and he is the one who sends down the rain after they have lost hope. And he spreads His mercy. A few years back, in fact, it might have been one or two years back in the city of Cape Town, they had no rain for a very long time.
So they began to lose hope. And you find that people were using less and less water every day the government came in place rations, and they said, you know,
you only allowed to use so many liters a day. Make sure that when you go to the bathroom, you catch a bath, then use that to flush the toilet. They were so worried as to what was going to happen don't bath so many times a day bath once a day, perhaps bustable bath once in two, three days. What happened? Allah subhanho wa Taala chose to hold back the rain. Why did they not choose to then say hey, let the rain come down?
Why did they not command the skies rain and they and it would rain because they don't have that capacity. They don't have that ability. Now I'm not saying that this was a punishment from Allah subhanho wa Taala because ultimately the rain came down. But Allah subhanho wa Taala teaches us a lesson from this one who will lead the unit Zulu life and embodiment and it is he who sends down the rain after you have lost hope, why inshallah and he causes His mercy to be spread amongst mankind. So with all the technology that we have, with all the capacity that human beings have developed, we can not to date command the sky to rain and it will rain. All the cloud seeding that we engage in,
you know, they send a plane up there, and it will see the clouds in order to make them happy and perhaps it will rain. But even that is a perhaps, if Allah subhanho wa Taala wishes those very same clouds that they have seeded will be blown away to another land that he wants to cause his rain to fall down on from La haldwani. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is allele le.
So there is no point in taking a guardian besides Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is why he says what Kapha biLlahi workiva and Allah subhana wa tada is enough as a guardian or Kapha Billa he Walia and Allah subhanho wa Taala is enough as a guardian what can be Lahaina? sila and Allah subhanho wa Taala is enough as your help. Remember that if Allah subhanho wa Taala is guiding you, Allah subhanho wa Taala is protecting you, then nobody can harm you. If the entire world was to come and gather in order to plot and plan against you, yet Allah subhanho wa Taala was guarding you, they nobody would be able to harm you in any way whatsoever. And this is why when Muhammad sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam, the kuffaar of Quraysh were against him and imagined these were the people in power the people in authority at the time. They were against him. Allah subhanho wa Taala made it such that they were standing above him on the cave. And if they were to just look at their feet, they would have seen Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam yet What did Allah Subhana Allah do? He protected him? And this is why when Abu Bakr radi Allahu anhu tells Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that if these people are to look at their feet, they would see us. So Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells him and Allah subhana wa tada gives us this in the Quran, that in a mahana
don't fear don't grieve Allah subhanho wa Taala is with us.
Nirvana cabbies name Allah who third is a woman? What do you think Abubakar of two people? Allah he's the third of them. When Allah is your guardian, the nobody can harm you, your neighbor that perhaps has jealousy against you, your business partner that doesn't want you to do well. The Man Who is your enemy and who is plotting against you take Allah subhanho wa Taala as a guardian he is enough for you against all of your enemies. He will protect you. He will look after you. He will be with you wherever you go. Allah subhanahu wa tada from modu illa himolla Humala
There are two types of wilaya number one is the wilaya and the protection the guardianship of Allah subhanho wa Taala for everyone that includes the disbeliever the non believer, the one who associates partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala because ultimately they he is the owner. He is the owner maliko so he created them he fashioned them he designed them so they belong to Him, whether they admit this or not.
And then there is the other type of wilaya which is a special wilaya Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions this Allahu la Latina man who you
know Luma t Elan.
Allah subhanho wa Taala is the guardian. He He is the guardian of those who have believed in him. He removes them from the darkness into the light. Did you not see that you were in misguidance and Allah subhanho wa Taala took you out of that misguidance into the light. Do you not see how Allah subhanho wa Taala bestowed you with a man in your heart that you feel when you perform Salah for him? Do you not see that Allah subhanahu wa tada protected you and guided you by bringing you to the straight path that leads you to gender. So this is the lie of Allah subhanho wa Taala that He grants only those whom he believes those who who believe in him. And then there is a another type of relay
but this is not the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala it is the wheel I have a thought it is the guardianship of shaytaan one levena cafaro and those who have disbelieved. Alia O'Shea Thawne the guardians are shaytaan. You read your home mean and newari ila vumat they remove them from the light into the darkness. So a person is guided by Allah subhanho wa Taala and then you find shavon come to him, attract him and pull him completely opposite to what Allah subhanho wa Taala does, pulling him to words the misguidance
Allah hula dill coma Valley mean Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala does not guide those who are oppressive to themselves and oppressive to others. So, when Allah subhanahu wa tada he describes who a well he is. When he says Allah in Allah, Allah Allah, Allah him Allah whom he has an own. Behold, the Olia of Allah subhanho wa Taala those whom he has taken as friends, there is no fear upon them, and they will not grieve and Latina among those who have believed what can we act upon and the have consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala yet to find a person today, claiming that I am the Valley of Allah subhanho wa Taala so I don't need to perform Salah I don't need to give my Zakah I've
reached a level where I am at your teen I know Allah subhanho wa Taala exists, so I don't need to do this anymore. Because you worship Allah subhanho wa Taala until we attain comes to you and then there is no need to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala This is the claim, but they are completely false in the claim. Why did Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam perform your Salah right until the day he died? If he is not a valley of Allah subhanho wa Taala then who is the Valley of Allah subhanho wa Taala How dare you claim that you are a valley yet you don't follow Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his example.
Colleen couldn't come to him Boone Allah say if you love Allah subhanho wa Taala to be oni so follow me. Follow Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you qumola Allah subhanho wa Taala will love you. Oil lukou back home and he will forgive you your sins. The best of Olia of Allah subhanho wa Taala was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and will remain Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam forever
the hood and the nasarah the Jews and the Christians they all claim that we are the Olia of Allah subhanho wa Taala yet we know the reality yet we know that these people are
perhaps the furthest from Allah subhanho wa Taala are very far from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And, of course according to our understanding, they are the furthest from Allah subhanho wa Taala and they are very far from Allah subhanho wa Taala Yes, they have the right to believe that we are far from Allah subhanho wa Taala but that does not change the reality in any way whatsoever. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us from those who are righteous and pious until we
come from the area of Allah subhanho wa Taala so unwary and Alola and worry and Al Mohler are two names of Allah subhanho wa Taala that mean literally the same thing. The next name, or the next two names are ushiku and Shakir he who appreciates the good deeds of the believers and the disbelievers. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says that regarding the believers, you are Thea, whom would your home? Why is he to whom in family It is so that Allah subhanho wa Taala will give them their reward, and he will increase them from his father, from his father into crypto law has been has been fueled by a level of the alpha and kaseya that if you are to give Allah subhanho wa Taala a goodly loan, he will
increase that loan for you in many many fold. So when you give a Muslim Hannah who Allah a little bit, then Allah subhanho wa Taala gives you a lot in return.
When Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam was placed into the well. Then he was imprisoned, and he went through all this hardship and this difficulty What did Allah subhanho wa Taala do as a result? How was Allah subhanho wa Taala Shaku for Yusuf alayhi salatu was salam, he raised him up onto the throne, such that he became a leader amongst the people, the messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They were sworn they were harmed. They went through difficulty after difficulty, yet Allah subhanho wa Taala granted them the Salat of the Mullah upon them. Allah subhanho wa Taala granting them the highest stations in Paradise, when a cafe does a good deed, that even that Allah subhanho wa Taala
appreciates, and even that Allah subhanho wa Taala grants him the reward of in this dunya and in the earth here, he will have less difficulty less hardship because of the goodness that he has done in this dunya and that is part of the shocker of Allah subhanho wa Taala to his creation. He forgave a prostitute, a woman who was doing so much haram he forgave her why because she went and gave a dog a drink of water.
This woman who has engaged in so much harm, gave a dog a drink of water and Allah subhanahu wa tada forgave her all of her sins. Imagine this is the aroma and the milk. And this is the sugar of Allah subhanho wa Taala for this person and for the for his servants. So never think that when you do a good deed that Allah subhanho wa Taala is not sure Allah subhanho wa Taala will not give you the reward of that rather Allah subhanho wa Taala will give you more than you can imagine. He gives you more so your little good deeds that you did not deserve it of the Rama and the shocker of Allah subhanho wa Taala but he gives you so much more than you can imagine.
if we take a look at the reality of our good deeds, we think that we are giving Allah subhanho wa Taala something we are putting forth for Allah subhanho wa Taala something. But in reality those good deeds are of benefit to who to ourselves. Yet Allah subhanho wa Taala appreciate that which is of benefit to ourselves and He grants us a reward for you, who can be more merciful and who can be more thankful. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala who can be more appreciative of our good deeds than Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is why he describes himself and he says in our banner, la Hoon Shaku they will say indeed our up is a fool and he is Shaku he is the most forgiving and he is the
most appreciative of our good deeds. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us from those who are appreciative. So, you find that a person who is appreciative
of the fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala is most appreciative who is most grateful, then this person will naturally be appreciative to the rest of mankind. If someone does goodness to him, then he will thank him for that goodness that he has done for him. Why? Because he knows that Allah subhanho wa Taala ishaku in Allah hi Jamie Luna, you hibou Jamal. Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala is most beautiful and he loves for you to engage in beauty to beautify yourself to ensure that you look good for others.
In the lithography, cool new hip boo rifka Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala is polite and he loves politeness.
He loves gentleness. So when we see these qualities of Allah subhanahu wa tada that we are able to implement into our lives, then we should implement them in the law hersha gewoon. You have bouchercon Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala is Shaku and he loves for you to have things and give thanks to him. And this is why we find that the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, mellem Yesh koori nurser the one who does not thank the people let me ask karela he does not thank Allah subhanho wa Taala why because you see that this human being did this goodness for me, you actually see it with your own two eyes, you do not see perhaps how Allah subhanho wa Taala is
grateful for the good deeds that you have done. Yet you do not think this human being How do you then thank Allah subhanho wa Taala Manya Bella mia quirinus Lem, Yesh karela the one who does not thank the people does not thank Allah subhanahu wa Tada. So when people do goodness for us, then let us thank them and that ultimately we can make it part of the thank the thanks to Allah subhanho wa Taala because who put those people in our lives to be good to us? But Allah subhanahu wa tada We ask Allah subhanahu wa tada to make us thankful. The next name that we will be discussing today is Allah dude. Allah dude is He who is loving of his creation, with his beautiful names, his subtleness, the
hidden and the apparent bounties. He who he is the one that loves them, and the one who is loved, he placed loves love in the hearts of those who loved him. And when they loved him, then he loved them more based on the love that they had for him. Allahu Akbar, Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who places his love in our hearts. Yet when we love him, then he loves us even more. Because of the love that we have for him. Allahu Akbar, He is Allah dude. In Who who are you do you read? Indeed he is the one who begins and he is the one who brings back to life. What who will before and he is most forgiving Allah dude, the one who loves and who is loved. We cannot count the types of the love of
Allah subhana wa Tada. Let alone the number the amount of love that Allah subhanho wa Taala has for his servants. When a person run runs away from Allah subhanho wa Taala then Allah subhana wa Tada. He, through his love for that servant of his, he brings him closer and back onto the path by reminding him by sending him reminders in his life. So all of a sudden you find that there is difficulty and hardship in your life. What is Allah subhanho wa Taala doing for you here? He is reminding you that come back to the path. Why come back to the path because I want to grant your agenda because I love goodness for you. So Allah subhanho wa Taala brings him back to the path when
that servant has gone far away from it in order to grant him gender. Yet what have we done in order to deserve this love of Allah subhanho wa Taala so He is Allah dude. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, whether you do it, yet Jacobo Illa you have been our affiliate, or him and my servant, he continues to come close to me until I love him.
He continues to come close to me with the extra actions the extra good deeds, until I love him for either a buck or two who couldn't do some who led Yes, Matt will be so when I love him, I become the hearing that he hears with obasa who led the UPC Ruby and the eyesight that he sees with why the Who let the tissue be her and the hand that he touches with. What in
what Regina who let em she be he and the leg that he walks with.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala becomes literally he protects us and he literally guides us to that which we hear. So we hear only that which is good, he guides us to that which we see we see only that which is good, he guides us to that which we walk towards such that we be we walk to only that which is pleasurable to him that which he loves. So a person becomes so close to Allah subhanho wa Taala whether insanity Leanna so
If he were to ask of me, then I would most definitely give him whether any style any law or even, and if he is to ask for my refuge, then I will grant him that refuge. So Allah subhanho wa Taala he loves those who are constantly turning to him, he loves those who are purifying themselves, he loves those who are 18. Those who are conscious of him, he loves those who trust in Him, He loves those who are patient with him and he loves those who are most digit diligent in that which they do with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he does not like those who are completely arrogant, those who they mock and joke at others and those who are arrogant when it comes to fulfilling the commands of Allah
subhanho wa Taala. So when a believer realizes this, then this pushes him towards worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala and worshiping Him worshipping him in the manner that he wants to be worshipped. Because when you love someone,
then you will go to that person and ask them or you will find out about them. That what is it that this person loves? To they love to go to such and such a place engage in such and such an activity or do they not like that, and then you will do that for them. You will not go to that person and say because I love this and because I want this, then I will do it for the beloved. So when you love Allah subhanho wa tada then you will look at that which he loves. Not that which you love to do for him. Not that which you desire to do for him because if we were all to do what we desire for Allah subhanho wa Taala you would find people jumping in the masjid and saying that I am doing this for
the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala in fact you do find people who jump around and dance around in the masjid and then they claim this is for Allah subhanho wa Taala Who told you it is for Allah subhanho wa Taala
did Allah subhanho wa Taala tell you that? Did his messenger tell you that? So then what proof and evidence do you have that Allah subhanho wa Taala loves this? Yet you have the Salah that Allah subhanho wa Taala says we're okay masala and establish the salah to Sokka and give these occur. So you know that these good deeds bring you closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala so engage in that. So this is the understanding of a believer who loves Allah subhanho wa Taala and who understands that Allah subhanho wa Taala is Allah dude.
Again, we go back to that pool in contempt to hipbone Allah. say if you love Allah subhanho wa Taala fatphobia only, so follow me follow the messenger to Allah subhanho wa Taala never think that I can find a path besides the one that Allah Subhana who Allah has shown me to him. Oh, besides the path that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has shown us to Allah subhanho wa Taala For indeed these are the best of ways to go to Allah subhanho wa Taala through him and through His Messenger May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to understand and to practice upon what has been said, I mean or sallallahu wasallam Oba can either be in Hamlet or it he will be here Jemaine