Channel: Ibraheem Menk
Lessons on jealousy from the story of Yusuf (Peace and Blessings be upon Him).
Sri Lanka Rahim Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
hamdulillah it is a true blessing of Allah subhanho wa Taala that I'm here in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Indeed it is something very amazing for me because for the first time I've come to Europe, European country that is not the UK it is not Britain and it is amazing to see the work that is going on the work that the brothers are engaged in the work that the sisters are engaged in. May Allah subhanho wa Taala reward you for this work and May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us all to fit I mean, inshallah, we will begin the proceedings with the recitation from the Quran, the blessed words of Allah humble and gentle that which he spoke to jabril Allahu Salatu was Salam. So we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to grant us Baraka through them I mean
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Either she Tessa, Allah, Allah, Allah to ascend higher Wahby can stir in, we thank Allah, Allah azza wa jal for having gathered us here today. And 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 Allah hemos salatu salam, and those whom he has mentioned with them, I mean,
Musa alayhis salatu wa sallam is spoken about in the Quran so often that the fuqaha and the Rama have explained to us that Caden for an akuna Musa that the Quran was about to become about Musa alayhi salatu salam because 75% or more in fact, I don't know the percentage but a large portion of the Quran is about Masada. salatu salam, but if we look at the way that Allah horrible is that he went Jalan, he narrates the story of Musa alayhi salatu was salam to us, then it is in bits and pieces. So the arena map came together and they brought the story of Musa alayhi salatu salam together in order for us to have a chronological sequence of events. But if we take a look at the
story of use of alayhi salatu salam, Allah Jalla explains this to us and he says
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Indeed, We have revealed to you the best of stories of that which We have revealed in the sport and why is it the best of stories because it is a chronological events sequence of events that Allah subhana wa tada describes, about a Nabhi of Allah subhanho wa Taala, who had a son who became a newbie later on. So this is a story of a father and son who are both ambia of Allah horrible is that he was gentle. They came with the message that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came later on with. So this is a profound story and in and of itself, we take a look at the content, then this story of use of Allahu salatu salam is one of compassion, of love, of hatred amongst brothers of the
plotting and planning that happens in families against each other, and how to deal with such such situations. So, it was actually at one point A literally Allah.
Allah made it such that these brothers were trying to drive a wedge between father and son, yet they were both and BIA of Allah subhanho wa Taala. At least one was destined to be innovative.
Allah subhanho wa Taala. So, the lessons that we derive from this are profound because we go through the same struggles today, we go through the same problems, the same issues. And this is why Allah subhana wa Taala says
lacanian canovee also fell in 2011. In the story of use of and his brothers they are science for those who ask for those who question for those who ponder and think over the verses of Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is a social setting that happened before the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but what will this benefit us here in this beautiful country of Sweden, it happened and it was related more than 1400 years ago. But the miracle of the Quran is such that it is applicable today in our lives. Yusuf alayhi salatu salam goes to his father in Iraq into the Ashoka or Shin soo was chanson. Amara, he to humbly say God, indeed I saw 11 stars, the moon and the
sun, and they were all in frustration to me. They were all in frustration to me. This is a young man, or a young boy, coming to his father, and his narrating to him something strange that he saw in his dream. What is the response of jacoba salatu wa sallam? He says to him, Leah boonie Oh my dear son, la casa Surya Kahala aquatic, don't tell the story to your brother's fire key do Don't tell this dream to your brother's fire ki doula Qaeda, they will plot and plan for you a very great plot and plan against you. So the nebia of Allah subhanho wa Taala understood the emotions of his children at the time. And he knew that these two brothers use of and Binyamin, the rest of the
brothers were actually jealous of them. He understood
ketola Qaeda, so he wants him watch out. Don't tell them about your dream, because this will increase them in their jealousy. But how does he approach the matter? Because he knows that these are brothers, they share the same blood. So in order to avoid causing problems amongst them, he literally blamed shape on and it was the truth in a Shavasana little insomnia Doom movie. Indeed, che Pon is a clear adversary to human beings. So we know that the evil is true. We know that jealousy is true. It happens in the heart. Sometimes you see a brother's got a beautiful new car. And you cannot help but feel like I wish I had it.
And this is why at the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam
there was a Sahabi who was very beautiful and he had amazing skin. So when the next man saw him, and he had taken off his clothes, he said What a beautiful new skin you have. And immediately this man completely dropped down and he was unconscious. So they carried him to the pseudo Masada lavaredo salah and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he advises this brother and he tells him Why is it that you don't want goodness for your own brother? When some of you see something that pleases them, then let him make a dua for Baraka for that person. Let you make any dua, Allah Allahumma barik level v. O Allah bless this man in this car that he has blessed this man in this beautiful spouse
that he has chosen, may Allah subhana wa Taala bring them together and unite him with goodness when you do this, what you are doing is displeasing, shaytaan and pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala in the shavon. Indeed, Satan is the clear adversary to mankind. So
Allah subhanho wa Taala actually mentions in another verse
in the shape on electrum. Dune, indeed shaytan is your enemy, he hates you. He wants you to end up in the hellfire. So he will come and beautify the various sins that are there in order to pull you towards the Hellfire, but
I do so take him as an enemy.
Take him as a clear adversary. Do you know what happens? We end up taking shape as a frame.
And naturally, that Satan wants you to wants to lead you to the Hellfire, but if we think in a 3d manner, and when I say 3d, I mean this world, our actions this world and the earth here. So not only will our actions effects affect the happenings in this world, but they will affect the outcome in the earth era as well. So when a human being thinks like this, they will realize that the words of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, the words of Allah Habilis, that he will gela are actually bringing a person closer to salvation. Yet the words of Shiva and the tricks of shavonne are doing what bringing a person closer to the fire because Satan has a grudge against you omenka and it was
literally Satan who felt jealousy in the first place. What do you call? Boom, Kelly mela? Julie Adam, Versa Do
tech bar and we know these verses because we've heard them so many times. He became arrogant when he was told prostrate to add them Halekulani. Now you created me from fire was a doctor whom in pain you created him from dust? Why should I place my ground my head on the ground for this human being? This was arrogance. This was jealousy. This was pride. So it is a satanic quality to have jealousy in our hearts. Do you know what you're doing when you say about your brother, when you feel in your heart about your brother that he doesn't deserve this? You're literally saying that I am not happy with what Allah decreed for him. So May Allah take it away from him. That is dangerous. That is
dangerous. You're literally going against the decree of Romulus that you are jealous, because who decreed for that brother to have that beautiful car, that beautiful home, that beautiful spouse, that amazing life, the game that he inculcates into his life. In fact, we are jealous of everything, except for the Dean of the game.
itself except for when we see a human being who is really and truly obedient to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is the type of jealousy that is allowed, when you see a human being that is very close to his maker. And you really feel that you want that in your life as well. That is a good thing because you will not naturally wish that it is taken away from him because it is part of righteousness not to wishes.
So Subhana Allah, we learned from the story of use of Allahu Salatu was Salam nataka Surya cada aquatic and this teaches us as well, that it does not mean that when a brother comes to us, and this happens to us often, you know, I want to marry such and such a sister. And I don't know who she is, and what her relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala is, I don't know how close she is to the dean etc, would you be able to advise me because you are in a position closer to her.
So, all the other way round, a system wants to get married. And she goes approaches another system, about a brother whom she wants to marry. Now, it becomes where it becomes necessary for us to inform the person because you're trying to protect their interest. So, you inform the person that such and such a person has such defects, but they also have such good qualities or they have only these defects that I know of Oh, they have only these good qualities that I know of that does not become an evil thing.
Because you have mentioned something bad about that person, it does not become an evil thing, but how do you do it? You do it in the best possible manner. And at the end of everything you say one language
alone looseness. I don't know everything, unless some kind of word to Allah knows that which is within perhaps this person is very close to Islam, but what I know of this person is katha wakawaka. And remember that this is a discussion that you have in private like how use jacoba salatu salam speaks to his son in private and then he blames shapen. So perhaps you can do the same that I know such and such but remember that cheap one is the one that pulls us towards this evil cheat line is the one who takes us in this direction. If you
have more Isla abena.
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His Salatu was Salam has been told by his father not to tell the brothers what he had seen in the dream. The brothers are now having a conversation amongst themselves. And they say, is God who like us? Who? Who
abena. Indeed Yusuf and his brother are very close to my father to our father, they are more beloved to our father. Well not
yet We are a group of Allah.
Allah sorry, we are a group.
So, our Father is in clear misguidance in Adana, Luffy abahlali mubin. He is in complete and clear misguidance. So, they gathered together and they plotted and planned it started with a feeling in the heart, a thought in the mind, and they understood that use of his clothes closer to our father.
But they could not name it jealousy. So what did they do? They said one of Nosema, yet we are a group, so our father is wrong, they drew the wrong conclusion from something that was happening on the ground, and they miss understood that a group means strength. groups do not mean strength, majority does not mean you are right. You could be wrong. In a majority, we could all agree on something in this Masjid. And it could be wrong. This is possible. This is reality. When I win, the Battle of battle happened, the oppressed were on one side. And the oppressors were on the other side, the oppressors weren't large in number. They came out with all of the irda with all of the
shields under swards. And whatever they could to diminish and kill off these people that they had already oppressed. Yet Allah Allah Allah is that he will gll was with those who were oppressed on the other side. So he believes that he will strengthen them, and he weaken the oppressors until they were defeated. This is clear evidence for us that not all large groups are mighty and strong and on the truth, what katella
there would kill Goliath. He was a giant, but he was an oppressor he had harmed so many people. So Allah subhanho wa Taala empowered him to kill off a tyrant. So literally, this man had destroyed a tyrant of the time gotten rid of someone who had literally caused a lot of harm these people misunderstood and do you know when your thought starts in when a thought starts in your mind,
and it is an evil thought, and you don't stop it right there, then it will fester into action. And when you have acted on this, then it will become ideology and mentality you will then inculcate and implement this into your life. Also, Lola sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us about a man she upon comes to him, and look at the medium that shaytan uses. He comes to him and he says, Man
who created the earth, He says, Allah mancala panjiva, who created the mountains, he says, Allah mengalahkan and he says, who created the water and the rivers? He says Allah. So someone may be surprised. Why is she been asking this man? A question that leads the person to Allah. But then comes the evil and the foot of Trayvon and he says to the person, man, halaqa law, who created the law. So he personally begins to
Christian his faith in Allah subhanho wa Taala. When you do this, then you are being obedient to Satan Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us so whoever this happens to hell, Yes, they will. Let him seek refuge in Allah worldly, aka, let him cut off that evil thought right there. Because when you cut off that evil thought, then it does not become an action. It does not become disbelief and defiance within your heart.
And the reality is, everything has a beginning. And Allah subhana wa tada is our beginning. Allah subhanho wa Taala has no end kind of love whenever
there was a law and there was nothing in existence. So shavon is using a strategy that will bring about one that will make you think logically and arrive at a wrong answer. So who created Allah Allah is not created because He is the Creator. Oh,
So when you allow your thoughts to fester, they become action. And the same goes for the sins that we have. She's born beautifies it, come on, come here. Just put a little donkey first and then do a little bit more and then continue until you've done the deed. So he doesn't come to you and say engage in the deed. Come on, it's time. No. He beautifies it for you. And today this is dangerous. It's a tool and it's a weapon.
It can you know, they say they call it an Arabic say from who had done with that day. It is a sward double edged sword. So you can use it for goodness. For example, what we have here today it's going on through a platform that people are watching even though they are not able to attend. That is a positive use of technology. But when you are alone at home in your room, and nobody nothing to see you nobody to watch over you in gamma hellotoby rebirth in the Sudan, Isla de
in the Hala kavala Maya, when you sit at home and you are quiet in a dark room, you have your phone the only light that is there is the luminous light of your phone.
And your nafs is calling you. Come on. Come on. Look at that website. Now is the time nobody is watching you. That is the time you say to your soul in the lady Hannah cavalo myawaddy the one who created the darkness. He is the one who sees me. Allahu Akbar is covering you that you are disobeying.
This is the time to remind yourself of the Creator who covered you. And do you know what even if you engage in medicine and law, horrible anxiety, what generally is most forgiving, Most Merciful, he gives you a door even after you have disobeyed him, you know if someone comes to us, and they disobey us once, especially this is true. When it comes to our children. You tell your child go and do this. They don't listen to you. They're disobedient. You tell the child again at do this it is good for you. They don't listen to you do this again. And then you get tired of it. You reach a point where you say okay, do whatever you want to do. Allah bless that you will never become tired
of us turning to him. Every time that we make a mistake, the doors of the doors of forgiveness are open unless you can undo Adana except us.
And this is why the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that as another adidam boon sakara Halima
to beat them beat them.
So he seeks the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala he makes a mistake he sins he disobeyed Allah subhanho wa Taala and then he turns back to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah mobilicity will Deland says that I forgiven him because he knows that he has a lab that takes to task and he has a lab that forgives as well. So he believes in these two qualities of Allah subhanho wa Taala, thus fulfilling the man that Allah subhanho wa Taala wants us to have in him, I forgiven him.
And this continues to happen to me.
And then the same servant commits a sin again.
handyman, Ben Yehuda, be them be one of them. But
he knows that he has a lot that takes to task for the sins and He forgives the sins, I forgiven him. And this continues until Allah blesses that he will Joanne says, Leah, Mel Masha, let him do whatever he wants to do. I've forgiven him because I know that every time he commits a sin, He knows that he has a lot that that he can turn to, that takes him to task and that will forgive him. So let him do as he pleases. He will be forgiven so long as he turns back to me every time this is the mercy of horrible is that you are jealous. So getting back to our point.
When you have committed a sin, the least that you can do is cover that sin, hide away from the people. And, you know, today again, we sometimes have committed a sin that Allah Subhana Allah has protected us from and we come up with
In the daytime or we don't even need to wait to the daytime, you find yourself on Facebook then extend I was with such and such a woman doing such and such a deed I was with such and such a man doing such and such a deep, what that shows is you are proud of disobeying Allah subhanho wa Taala. So you have less of a chance at the month of
July. Imagine you have a child a disobedient child, and that child is doing something that you have commanded him not to do or her not to do in private, quietly, keeping away from your eyes, they don't want you to see what does that mean? They literally have a feeling for your feeling. They hurt when you
but when a child comes and is defiant out and openly in front of you, this shows that this child doesn't care about your feelings in Allah hi yah ha Indeed Allah has feelings he becomes angry. Well hello to LA Hi.
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anger the emotion of Allah subhanho wa Taala is for a servant to fall in that which he has made haram for him. So when you do something wrong, and you've done something wrong, then cover yourself with the cover of Allah subhanahu wa Tada. Remember, it is only through his cover, that you were able to engage in medicine. And on the day of Deanna, they will come people who didn't seek tober they didn't seek forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala but they had enough shame to cover themselves when they sinned. Allah subhanho wa Taala will call that person on the day of piano for for your for Fayette County for LA he cannot and he will literally put a kenaf which is a cover over
him. Face Edwar, you will be my fan. And you will ask him and say nmt of al Qaeda Did you not do such and such as an element of al Qaeda Did you not engage in such and such a person and this person will know that today I have llama farm in the in Allah I have absolutely no place to run to except to Allah subhanho wa Taala so he will say
most definitely I've done these since I know of them. So Allah subhanho wa Taala will say that subtitle to holography dunia for her Anna zero halakha Leone. I have covered you in the dunya so here I am forgiving you these sins today. How many of us would want to be part of this hudy of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam but what it requires is for us to cover our sins.
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mean by D komen Sally him or throw him into a fire land, such that the face of your father, the love the happiness, the pleasure of your father will be for you alone, useful be out of the equation, you would have canceled him out. So the pleasure of your father will be for you alone. And after that you can become righteous people. What a coup de Conan, Sally, hey, you can become righteous people after you have committed this grievous crime. This was a young boy innocent, done nothing to them whatsoever.
And their father was a nibio of Allah subhanahu attallah that had a bond with this child. Yet they plan and not only that, but this man or this young boy that they were planning against was literally blood that ran in their own veins.
If they plan to kill him, yet they planned and plotted to get rid of him and they came up with a false solution or a false
answer to that equation once again, they believe that if Yousuf is out of the equation, then our Father will love us alone. It only drove yaku Vallejo salatu salam, further away from these people. Why? Because they snatched away something that was prized possession to him, he loved the son of his, yet they snatched the son away from me, mercilessly not taking into consideration the feelings of this old man.
So to lose that emotion, and that thought became action, and that action was a heinous crime, which is the plot of murder. They wanted to kill off the own drama. And this is what can happen. This is what can happen if you let your thoughts fester. If you allow yourself to think, why is it that this human being has this? Why did Allah choose him and not choose me? lw ma Kasama la munakata madness. Become a happy person with that which Allah has given you. That which Allah has a portion for you in your life, you will be the most wealthiest of people. Why the wealthiest people? wealth is the wealth of the heart. And if you think I'm lying, ask those who have got billions but are sitting or
lying, unable to use that wealth on a hospital bed, disabled complete. What use is that wealth to them?
would use is that wealth to them nothing. They can't enjoy it, they can benefit from it, perhaps and we hope such a person can benefit from this wealth by spending it for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala but besides that, what does this person have for this wealth? So Alina inherited.
The wealth is the wealth of the heart when you are happy with what Allah subhanho wa Taala has a portion and decreed for you the spouse that you have the wealth that you have the car that you drive, and hamdulillah from the bottom of my heart, I'm very happy with what Allah has decreed for me, then you become the most wealthy of people is
when you become a person of contentment, until one man he could do so are you and the owner of the entire world equal.
Why? Because the person who has the entire world he is happy. He has nothing more to ask for in life. He doesn't want anything. His heart is full of this dunya he's happy with the dunya and you are happy with what Allah subhanho wa Taala gave you even though it is very little and terroir man he could do near
you and the owner of the entire world The one who contains what Allah subhana wa tada has given him all of this, you are.
So the lesson is to become content with that which Allah subhanho wa Taala has decreed for us. And as a result, you will naturally not want the downfall of your brother. You will be happy for your sister. You see that she is doing well in his career, he is doing well in his career. Allahumma Dak O Allah bless this beam, bless this woman in their careers. So Allah subhanho wa Taala he describes to us this very heinous crime that these brothers were about to engage in an evil men whom led up to the use of oofy hyah children. One of them, he had a bit of a heart. He had a bit of emotion. He loved his brother, or he had a bit of love for his brother in his heart. So he says don't kill us.
Killing is going too far. But he didn't have enough love for his brother in order to stop these people from that which they will go out to do. So he says not to use
visa, but throw him into the depth of a well.
Perhaps a caravan of people that is coming, we'll pick up this young boy,
El Chapo sejati in Kentucky. If you really must do something, then do this put him into the bottom of a well known him into this well, and people will pick him up he will be saved. Now this is a lesson to us. When we are planning something evil Allah subhanho wa Taala sends us science and sometimes you will be driving to that evil thing and your phone rings or a notification comes
on your phone. remember Allah, you know those apps that remind you of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Sometimes it's not so explicit, but it's a thought that passes in your heart. It's a chance that Allah subhana wa Taala is giving that don't engage in this, you're going towards destruction. These people, this was their reminder, a brother from amongst them stands up and says, Hey, you know, don't kill yourself.
And do you know what's the most amazing part of all of this?
Do you know what is the most amazing part of this?
While they were planning and plotting against Yusuf Alayhi, Salatu was Salam. They did not realize that Allah was planning the rise of this young boy to the leadership of love work alone.
Sometimes, you plot a new plan against your brother, you plot a new plan against your sister, yet in reality alone is using you as a pedestal for that man or that woman alone.
If we think of this, we will come to realize that the story of use of Alinea Salatu was Salam has so many treasures within it, that we cannot come we cannot complete it over an hour or two hours. But it will take many days we can only shed light on the story of Yusuf Ali Hassan to a center with these few words I ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive us all. And I ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to gather us in the same manner that he has gathered us here today together as in alien for dogs that are that are mean or solid level was setting them up or bought a car and under the uniform but where are the heels?