Channel: Ibraheem Menk
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen Iran allied Amin we'll be in a stream on Sunday on a Sunday my the heart I mean MBI you are you might be more studying the Vietnam Cambodia or other early will be Ultramarine Allah Melissa ulama janitor who said no and teta, Jilin has now either she does a lot of BS similar to I said with him and Bill here we can a serene, we think Allahu Akbar is that you will learn for having gathered us here today once again. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to surround us with the manner and to cause his mercy and his psyche in and to descend upon us, and to raise us with the MBR alayhi wa Salatu was Salam and those whom he has
mentioned with them, I mean,
when everything in your life becomes dark, and you can't seem to see the way forward, this confusion all around you.
You don't seem to understand what to do and where to go.
Allah How cool is that you will has the answer what it tells him we'll be having Naija me
to hold on to the rope of Allah, all of you and don't be disunited. You see, when we hold on to the rope of Allah subhanho wa Taala and what is the rope of Allah subhanahu wa taala have no manual Mateen Mina sama Elan. It is the rope of Allah between the heavens and the earth. So Allah subhanho wa Taala created us and He gave us life. But he didn't give us the he didn't leave us with no manual. But he left us with a book that is a guidance for entire mankind not only for the believers, but for all of human beings. It is guidance for them Allah subhanahu wa Tada is saying, Hold on to the role of Allah subhanho wa Taala that rope that connection that is between you and him. You see,
if we are moving in a ship and someone falls overboard, you find that they are these life saving devices that are placed on the boat that are similar to it is called a boy right? You take that boy and you throw it out to the person and there is a string attached between the boat and that boy such that if the person holds on to it, you can pull them back, you can pull them back to the boat and save them. Allah mobilicity Will Jarrell has the highest of examples, but he has a euro and he has placed it between us and Him. As we move further away from that rope. We find ourselves becoming confused. We find ourselves enveloped with darkness. All of a sudden we don't understand where to
go, what to do, who to ask. But Allah Allah believes that you in general is telling us hold on to the rope of Allah subhanahu wa taala come back to me this rope is there extended to you at any time it's dangling in front of you. All you need to do is open up the book of rumblings that you will open up the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala look into his message to you. What does he want of you or in son? Where does he want you to go in son, he has given you purpose. You see, one of the greatest things that you can have in life is purpose. Because otherwise you're lost. You don't know what you are doing on Earth. So look at those who disbelieve in Allah subhanho wa Taala they have to
spend years on end looking for purpose. Why are we here? What are we doing? Who brought us into existence? Where we brought into existence? Are we going anywhere? All of these questions are questions that they ask themselves that they question constantly throughout the lives. But Allah subhanho wa Taala gave us enhancer and the rope of Allah subhanahu Attallah as all of these answers, the book of Allah Olicity Magellan
Karim, the book of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. And we find that in solitude that we recite every single Thursday, Every Thursday we recite Surah three cannibal, right or Thursday night we recite Surah three.
Why? Because it is the day of Friday we recite this and if we recite it, they will be a light that will be placed for us. What does Allah subhanahu wa Tada say, in the beginning of these verses, and counseling, Lady
they the new Gita dawned on me John?
Praise be to Allah the one who sent down the book. And he did not place any crookedness in it by email via WebEx, Shadi
level it is upright, and it is warning against against a severe punishment that is going to come. But essentially the middle level where you assume meaning Marina, maroon or sorry Hannity and
agilon has and it is giving glad tidings to those who do good deeds for them will be a good reward. So this book is a book that was revealed without any crooked miniseries. So when you read the book of Allah subhanho, wa taala, naturally, that which is crooked, that which is confusion, that which is darkness, that which you don't understand is eliminated from your life, all of a sudden, you are moving with the light of Allah habilis, that you will, you can see, it doesn't mean that when you can see and there is light, that there is no darkness, the darkness is there for everybody else, but you are moving within the human nation from the Quran, the darkness is there because those people
don't have the light, they have been not being fortunate enough to be guided by Allah subhanho wa taala. But Allah gave you that light to see with. So you move ahead, and you forge ahead. And it doesn't mean that you won't have difficulties in your life. It doesn't mean that you won't have hardship in your life. But you now have the coping mechanism that can help you navigate those times of difficulty, those times of hardship. So when you lose a child, and Lavina either also that womb will see ba ba o in
man, healing here lodge your own those who went a calamity afflicts them, they say indeed we belong to Allah subhanahu wa Tada and to Him we shall return. So all of a sudden your ability to cope with that problem is easier. Why? Because I know that Allah is with me. If we take a look at Musa alayhis Salatu was Salam. When he got to the ocean, and the ocean was in front of him around was behind him he was being pursued. He was being pursued not fulfilled around to get hold off him and take him back and imprison him know that I wanted to kill him. Sophia I was behind him the ocean is in front of him. When they told him that Musa there's no way now. Indeed in Malibu, the throne, we are
caught. We are going to be taken to task right now we will be slaughtered, massacred. What did what did Musa alayhis salatu salam do? He says that? In ama he'll be saying the indeed my Lord is with me. My Lord is with me. He will guide me and What did Allah Allah bless that you are gentle to Allah split the seas for Musa in salat wa salam, the impossible became the possible so when we trust Allah subhanho wa taala. And we go back to his book for that guidance, and we look through it and we ponder over it mean its meanings, then all of a sudden we find that light of Allah, Allah visit you in July in our lives. And no matter what happens to us, you lose a child, you lose money in your
business, you go, and perhaps you have lost family members around you, you don't have enough to eat for the day Alhamdulillah he helped build island in Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds one I know I belong to him, and I know I am going back to him. And I know he is there and he is going to reward me. I'm going to meet him one day, I'm going to face him one day and all of this difficulty all of this hardship, all of these problems will be removed from my life. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will actually reward me for all of it such that I would wish I had more difficulty in this world. You know, when people get to Jannah and the Hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
says this, that when the people get to Jannah, when the first person or one of the people who was the one who was affected, afflicted most severely with difficulty and hardship in this world, he went through the most trials and tribulations in this world. He will be placed in Jannah for one moment, you mess with here you will be placed for a moment and taken out of it.
And he will ask, help McGraw Bica through help. Is there any difficulty hardship problems that you have ever seen in your life? And he will say, well, Allah, you
know, most definitely not Oh my Lord, he will forget that he has problems difficulties. This is the one who was afflicted them most. And he will forget about all of his problems. That's how beautiful Jana is. And then the person
who is actually the Asada dunya, the one who had the most in this dunya, but he just believed in Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. He didn't acknowledge the bounty of Allah subhanho wa Taala open, he does believe he will be placed in the Hellfire for one moment. So he enjoyed of the Moto of this dunya de matar the luxury of this dunya he loved it and he enjoyed it and he had everything from everything. He had everything, from the houses, to the women to the cars to whatever he wanted, he had it, but he just believed in Allah subhanho wa Taala he will be placed himself just a moment in the fire. And he will be asked homography can I even
did any bounty of goodness ever come to you? So he will say that Oh Allah, you
know, most definitely not. He'll forget everything of this world that he enjoyed all the bounties, all the pleasures, all the enjoyment 20 3050 6080 years he forgets all of that. Why? Because of the torment of the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala the horror, the terror that overtakes him, when he realizes what he has done what he has sold, in exchange for what so don't look at your life and say Allah has afflicted me, Allah has given me problems Allah has caused me to go through such a difficult life and be disturbed you know, don't become despaired where you think that Allah is not with you. Allah is with you because you are a believer. Now we began by talking about the Quran
being a light from ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada and holding on to that rope of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah such that you can get to him now. This month is the month in which this rope of Allah subhanahu Attallah was extended. That plan was revealed in the month of the quarter in the month of Ramadan. Shang Ramadan Allah Levy, Zilla, he
would then mean nurse he WADA Hina ting Mina luda Ali Khan, the month of Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was revealed. It is a guide for people and we're the uniting minute Buddha and evidences signs of guidance. From that guidance. They are signs for people to take two people to take Allah subhanho wa Taala connected the Quran to Allah Milan very intricately. When we look at it, we will come to realize that reciting the Quran in this month, pondering over its meanings, teaching it to others and practicing upon the Quran. If you do these four things, if you inculcate these four things in your life, Allah who believes that you will Joanne will give you a life which
is smooth sailing, easy to navigate, easy to move about why when you go about hardship in your life, and you read the verses of Allah subhanho wa Taala you realize that this world is temporary. And for those few moments, you escape from the problems of this dunya you leave the problems of this world, how many times have we come to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala anxious, our chests full of anxiety, our minds full of darkness, our hearts confused and we read the Word of Allah Allah is fu injera. And as we get up from that city, we find ourselves completely light, light as a feather. All of a sudden the burden has been lifted, the darkness has gone it is bright and illuminant How is
that what changed your recitation of the Quran? Because the Quran is a normal from Allah subhanaw taala it is a light from Allah How cool is that you in general? So naturally you will find yourself with ease, light exhilaration, you know in illumination beauty after you have read the Quran. The Quran is not only for us
recited Yes, we know that elephant how often whether move how can we even come? We know that the word is not one one letter is not Alif Lam Meem but it is an if a letter mean a letter and lamb a letter right. So Elif Lam Meem 30 has an ad when you read it is very virtuous to read the Quran. Imagine reading one page you getting 30 rewards for three letters. Imagine when you read 3000 letters 4000 letters, what kind of reward you get from Allah subhanho wa Taala Yes, reciting the Quran is good. But Allah subhana wa Tada revealed the Quran first and foremost, Gita when
we can move our Lea there.
The he revealed the Quran so that we ponder over the verses of Allah subhanho wa taala. We look through its meanings. When we look through the meanings of the Quran, we realize the message of Allah subhanho wa Taala to us. And we realize what ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala wants of us in this world, and what he will give us in return if we behave in the manner that he wants us to behaving. So automatically a person feels light, a person feels good, the message is powerful, it affects them, it benefits them. So reciting Quran is good without understanding, but understanding it has a greater reward, you know, some of the companions and some of the set of the people of the past they
would actually say that for me to sit and ponder over the verses of Allah subhanho wa Taala for one
hour is better than the need to sit in the entire day for a long period of time reading the Quran. Why? Because the benefit that you derive from understanding the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala to you is so immense, that it is almost impossible to calculate the benefit that we get from that. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us the ability to understand why we wrote our annual hamdulillahi rabbil aalameen