What have you Painted?

Ibraheem Menk

Channel: Ibraheem Menk

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Bismillah Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen illa Allah adenine, ob Nina serene one certainly, certainly more than me and via your interview Oh sorry. Naveen mo Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi jumari among merasa Lana john musella. One has an either sheet assembler, or BSc or one at Russell Waterman bill fire we can stream we sent a lahmacun Resident Evil general for having Governor's here today. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to surround us with America, and to cause his mercy and His Sakina to descend upon us. And to raise us with the MBR alima salat wa salam and those whom he has mentioned with them. I mean,

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it is officially the year 2021

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which means that 2020 years supposedly have passed after the birth, birth of Isa Allah Salatu was Salam.

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It is also the year 1442

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of the hegemony which means that 14 141 years and some months have passed after the hegemony of Omaha, Mata Laval, a newer seller.

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As we can see, time is moving along and alone some kind of water Allah has chosen for us to be part of this time, the year that we have just passed through has been a tumultuous time. For most of us. It's been difficult, it's been hard.

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These are times that we many of us cannot even draw upon our ancestors or forefathers to look at and say, What have you been through? And what have you done when you went through such times? It's been really difficult. It's been harsh and difficult. Why? Because previously when plagues spread, the travel was not so much to the extent where it would become a global phenomenon. But in this year that has passed, we've realized how much the globe has become a village where we are in touch with one another. So it has been a very, very difficult time for most of us. But Allah some kind of what Allah ultimately is the one who chose for us to go through this difficulty at this time. And that

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means that he knows why he chose us. He didn't choose anybody else. It was us that he chose and also kind of what Allah says, you can leave him

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alone, Love does not burden, a soul move that it can take. So unless you kind of move to Allah knows that we can take this difficulty this trial with tribulation, hence he placed it on our shoulders. The question is, how do we go through this difficulty? How do we go through through these problems? And it is very simple with the man that Allah so kind of what Allah has bestowed us with. When there is confusion, what do we do? We turn back to the guidance of Allah subhana wa Taala that He has given to us through Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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You see, when we look back at this year, some of us would decide to swear or curse this year.

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But this is not the right attitude of me. And I believe that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Let us look good Buddha hora de nom la hora de who don't swear time for indeed a love his time. What does it mean? Allah is time meaning he created time. He is the one who is the creator of time. So by sweating time, you're actually swearing by extension. Allah subhana wa tada May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. So don't sweat the time. Don't curse the time. But think of how you can be most profitable in and within that time. You see a pseudo lasala in your cell and tells us now my time there are two bounties not Boone Feeny McAfee a million

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This, many of the people are at loss with regards to what are these two bounties are so hard to unfollow good health, and free time. I like to give the example of a painter who is sitting in front of a fresh white canvas. It's got a brush in hand, and he's got his paint to decide.

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He begins to paint. And with each stroke, he's painting a picture that he will have to see and begin, you will have to stand back and judge whether that is beautiful or not. So he paints some of us paint a beautiful picture. Others need ugly pictures. And many of us paint pictures that are good, but have some strokes that have been misplaced. Do you know what even those strokes that have been misplaced, you have an opportunity to wipe them clean and brush over them again. Your Canvas is the life that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given you, your strokes or your actions that you place onto the canvas. And the judge is ultimately a lot of goodness that you in general, what picture

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have we painted for Allah subhanho wa Taala? It's a question that we've got to ask ourselves. We're sitting in front of this easel of life with our brushes in hand, what are we stroking away? Are we taking account of the big child fights come? Do you know when the painter sits? What does he do? When he reaches 50%? He looks at the picture and he says how does it look right now? Is it okay? What have I made a mistake? Let me correct because he has an opportunity to do so. But once the ink or the paint has dried, and it's been a while it's too late for him to now change it.

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We still have a chance to change our lives, we still have a chance to repent to a loss of cannaboids Allah, this is the time to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala he is your maker and he is telling you

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to

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us don't feel alone. And while

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walking, do they not turn back to a lots of kind of war to Allah and seek His forgiveness. And the loss of Panama data is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful. Going back to the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, in which he tells us the two bounties that men kinda lost with regards to he says health and free time. And it's interesting that he says these two because if you take a look at health, without health, you cannot utilize your free time.

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You help this week you are you are weak you are ill what happens, you can't get up and do anything. You've got free time. But you can't do anything. You have free time. But your health, you you you have good health, but your free time is not bad. What happens you cannot utilize that free time. Why? Because it is it is not there in the first place. You don't have the free time to utilize so you have the help you help you but you're so busy with the dunya that you don't actually have free time. I love work. We ask Allah subhana wa tada to grant us both of these neon and both of these bounties and to be sow us with the ability to make use of them and utilize them.

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You know one of the drivers of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was led to jolly dunya a Kabbalah hamina don't make the dunya our for most gold, the most important thing the dunya change that ambition or love, make it the alpha, what letter jolly dunya underbar hamina whatever below her a Mina and don't make it such that we learn everything with regards to the dunya so that we can achieve the dunya and forget about our knowledge don't make it such that we only achieve the dunya whether in anonymous,

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and don't make our moving towards the fire. Why? Because when you make the dounia your sole focus in life, what happens you move towards the fire. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam ends up that part of the Dora, whether Elan Malema siana and not our pathway to fire, make sure that our pathway is towards gentlemen, now is our time to utilize the time that I'm not sure kind of what Allah has given us. You see a lot so kind of what Allah has created us. And when He created us, He created us with weakness. When we came into this world we could not do anything for ourselves. A person was weak and Allah Subhana Allah highlights this as he is leaving the world.

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The person is also weak. But in between these two weaknesses, there is a time of strength. And Allah subhana wa tada talks about it.

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my jaw.

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You also know,

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buddy, Allah is the one who created you from weakness, and then he granted you strength. And then you return you back to weakness and old age, he creates as he wishes, and he's the old Knower. And the old table, you see a lot. So kind of what Allah has granted us a period within our lives in which we have strength, we have time, we have wealth, we have all of these things and we don't have any excuses. This is the time to pick up your paintbrush and start stroking away. Boom, do something for you out here. Do something about your life right here right now. You know, a lot of people say that is slow down is very bad. It's difficult. You know, we can't earn anything of this dunya Yes,

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you can't earn anything of the dunya. But it gives you an opportunity to earn more of

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a loved one. But do we sit and decline? Or do we pick up our phones and spend our time most of our time? And most of our days on our phones? You know, he lists me going through video after video picture after picture message after message. And you take enough time to go through the messages of your Lord that He has given you. Oh Inserm, Think for a moment what are you doing with your time? Sunil masala holiday alayhi wa sallam says his 10 incomes and publicans. Take advantage of five before five. What five before

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there are certain things that allow some kind of what Allah has given us a short opportunity for us to utilize a short three, three a window of opportunity for us to utilize you don't utilize it, then the time is over. And there's no more time.

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You're telling cumson publicans, Shabaab,

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your youth before your old age, you're young, you're healthy you fit before you become old, do something or say hi to me. And you good health before you become ill. Many people go through periods within their lives where they go through prolonged illness of some sort of or another because inside was not created perfect. So there will come a time in your life where probably you will go through some illness. Take advantage of your health right here right now. Well,

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Lina,

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and your wealth before you become poor. So sudo masala is telling us that you have wealth today you're not guaranteed or insane. Don't think that you've built so much that you are invincible. Nobody can get you alone some kind of water Allah God, whom he can get you as well.

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Think about Calhoun was a man, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Let me be loose.

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That a whole group of people who carry his keys, and it would be difficult for him to carry those keys, just the keys to the properties that he had a lot of work a lot some kind of work more dialysis, the process may be new IV Daddy, so we swallowed him up. And this land is that room that he was in, he swallowed the tub as well. So today you have tomorrow you do Allah Subhana Allah can take it away from you make use of that wealth, to build an everlasting appeal to become like the likes of our own and their own, who actually abused this power that Allah subhanho wa Taala gave him while he liked

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what follows.

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And your free time before you reach a point where you are busy. We don't have time anymore. You know, when you're young, and you're growing up age of 12 1314 up to the age of perhaps 2122. You have many of us have our parents looking after us. support structures around us, the community supporting you, then helping you to get to a point where you can become a human being who is productive to society, but do what's interesting. Those are the years in which you can actually take most advantage of the time that allow us to kind of what Allah has given you. Because later on, as you graduate from university and into into life, what happens, you get married, you become busier,

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you now have children to look after. You don't have

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responsibilities. So now is the time as you to invest some of your day into some good work.

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And that's why it goes on you find that insert just gets busier and busier, you think that the time will come, you know, in our minds we sitting and thinking, this is an ideal moment in the future, when I'll be sitting on a beach and sipping, hydrology, you know, not sure how I'm going to have a drink, or have a spotless picture in our mind that I'm going to get to the point. But some of us reached it. Before that point comes. And this is why the end of the Hadith says what hyah

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and your life before your death comes entirely. All of these things depend on your life and your date. If you are to die, everything comes to an end. So make use of this moment right here right now. And this is why it's important not to live with ambition for the future, such that you're destroying the present.

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So you hope for the future so much that you'll kill yourself today in order to achieve a future where you can sit and relax and retire. And some you know, enjoy the money. Enjoy your life today. Live your life today. Yes, at the same time, don't live like a person who believes that they are going to live in this world forever. But you've got to live as though you are living this moment and you don't know whether you are going to be alive the next and a person with a man and faith and belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala thinks about the field when they think in this manner. Why? Because it is most important that they return to Allah some kind of word to Allah whilst he's

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pleased with him. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to grant us the ability to return to him once he is pleased with us and to be pleased with us. Amin wa Salatu was Salam ala nabina Muhammad Musa.

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A long, long, long, long

What have you Painted?
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