Channel: Kamal El-Mekki
In this talk the venerated Sheikh talks about the meaning of Allah’s name Ash Shakur.
In this talk we are taken through the interpretation of the name and attributes related to the word.
Do we define it in the context of human attributes or is it of a much wider context?
To discover the when’s, why’s and how’s of Allah’s Shakur, do make some time today to listen to this informative and necessary talk.
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and His Messenger.
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como para la hora Sula, hufa pedophiles are frozen alima are you who believe fear Allah and speak the truth. He will direct you to do righteous good deeds and will forgive your sins, and whomsoever obeys Allah and His messenger. He has indeed achieved a great achievement above for industrial hierarchy tabula rasa Alhaji Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Mashallah Mori Masato Hakuna Matata Hakuna Matata ambala Allah wakulla God and for now, brothers and sisters in Islam, today we are speaking about the name of Allah subhanaw taala a Shaku the name of Allah azza wa jal ushiku. And this name is Shaco comes from the root sugar. And the word sugar in the language linguistically
means zyada increase to increase or extra to give more. And so, to when you give thanks when you sugar is when you're giving thanks and you show appreciation, no matter how small the deed or the favor that was done. When you show appreciation and give thanks. Not when you pay because when you give someone a fee, that then brings it equal to the deed that they've done. But when you show thanks and give appreciation and the same word shocker, because we said it means zyada to give more or increase or increment. It can be used to refer to land you can say Shaku or to a riding animal or working animal a beast you can say
Dabba Shaku. And the land are a beast that you would refer to as Shaku would be one, where you give it little, and you get much out of it. So land where you put little fertilizer, little water, and it gives you a lot of produce from it, or an animal that you give little food to little rest, little water, but it gives you a lot of work out of that. So we see the how this usage here agrees with our definition, that sugar means to increase to give more. So this is the same word use for animals that give you a lot more than you put into them or land that gives you a lot more than you put into it. So what does it mean then that Allah subhanaw taala is a shocker. And it means that Allah subhanaw
taala is the one who thinks and appreciates the little that you do, and rewards you with much in this dunya and in the Sahara. Allah subhanaw taala being in Chicago, he thinks he appreciates the little that you do. And He rewards it with much in this world and in the next world. So then why is it important to understand what it means that Allah subhanaw taala is a shocker and a shocker. It's important because one might have this thought that Allah subhanaw taala owns everything in this universe, and he receives perfect worship, endless worship from billions upon billions of angels. So what is my toorak? art? What am I totally out in front of Allah subhanaw taala? or What is this $1
that I'm going to give in charity in front of Allah subhanaw taala who owns the universe and everything in it. And so from this type of thought, you start to belittle your good deeds, and you belittle your good deeds, you give them up and if you give good deeds, little good deeds, you might even give up the bigger big good deeds. So it's important for us to understand this nature of Allah subhanaw taala that he appreciates whatever we do, and rewards it with much in this life and in the next life. And the word sugar itself is CLS mobile lover. It's an exaggerated form of showing that this is one who gives thanks or appreciates. We know of many evidences that tell us that Allah
subhanaw taala This is his nature that he appreciates. We all know that when you do a good deed, Allah subhanaw taala doesn't reward it as one good deed. But Allah subhanaw taala rewards it as 10 you do a good deed you give $1 Allah subhanaw taala doesn't give you one reward, he gives you 10 rewards. Then he takes that 10 and multiplies it by seven. What's the reason behind the Laszlo then multiplying it by seven. The reason is that Allah appreciate so much and rewards with much more. So 11 multiplies it by seven. So now you have 70 good deeds for doing one. Then Allah subhanaw taala multiplies by another hundreds and I have 7000 good deeds for doing one good deed. And on top of
that Allah as it says, will love who you love, Nima Yeshua and Allah multiplies for whomever He wills. So the equation doesn't necessarily end there. Only one that is Shaku would reward in such a way, only one that appreciates what you do would reward it so many times more.
And maybe still allow them in the editor is also known to all of us and maybe Salaam Sallam said it could narrow it okay now, one of Bishop kitamura protect yourself from the Hellfire, even if it's with half a date. How much energy is in half a date? How much would it do for you to push away your hunger half a date and only one that is Shaku would give you paradise with half a date because if a lasagna will protect you from the Hellfire with half a date, if Allah protect you from the Hellfire, there's only one other place to go. So essentially Allah subhanaw taala is giving you Jenna for half a date. Only one that is Shaku would do that for you. Likewise, we know that if you fast the day of
alpha, when people are in hunting, you're not able to go you fast on this day. Allah Subhana Allah forgives your sins for two years, the past year, and the coming year minor sins forgiven. Only one that is Chicago would give so much reward from just a small action like that. We know in Muslim, the hadith of a man who was extremely thirsty and then he went down into a well and he got some water for himself to drink. So then, after he drank he found a dog that was so thirsty that the Prophet Allah describes cannot yet cool. I thought I'm in an office he used to he was eating the soil. So there was some wet sand. He was eating the wet sand because of how thirsty he was. So the man for
Colorado law had Bella had and Kalman and Aakash mithila de Bella Mini. So the man says this dog has been afflicted with the same level of thirst that I was afflicted with a few moments ago. So then the Hadith says for Southern Cal so he gave the dog to drink for shakar Allahu Allahu
firfer Allah, so he gave the dog to drink. So Allah appreciated what he did. And he forgave him. He forgave him for giving a dog water to drink, or the other Hadith. Also very popular of the prostitute who gave the dog to drink and Allah subhanaw taala forgive her sins. Only a sugar could do something like that. Only one who appreciates any action could forgive so much so many major sins with just giving an animal to drink. And if you bring all the righteous people in a room and tell them here's a prostitute who's been committing major sins for the last how many years and she gave a dog water to drink, do you think Allah subhanaw taala should forgive her for giving a dog water to
drink? None of them would say yes, but this is the mercy of Allah azza wa jal, this is a large region who is a Shaku later to cuddle that we just inshallah experienced in Ramadan, Allah subhanaw taala will give you a lifetime reward of worship at four years reward of worship and forgiving your sins for what for just a few hours of putting effort in one night at only a shaker would do something like that. And
we have also nav sauce alum in Hadith he says Manta Sokka be ugly camera meant to be ugly tomorrow and you can read this hadith both ways we adlet Umbra and other in other Maya kulu macabre on this show Jani something that is equal to something else? Oh no, they don't know who minerai Regency Yanni. So this would mean then whoever gives what is equal to a date in money in rice and other food, whoever gives what is equal to a date if you read it be added. If you read the statement to be readily Tambora, yani.
Another date, any date, whoever gives the date.
month Osaka badly Tamra Min caspin per year, whoever gives in charity equal to one date of halaal earnings have good earnings, meaning there's no harm in it, there's no deception in it. Then the problem says what if Allahu
Allah and Allah only accepts that which is good. And this addition is so important. So people don't think they can earn wealth in the harem and give it for the sake of Allah. A lot. only accept that which is good. So then what happens if you give equal to a date from good earnings? What happens and maybe Salah Salem says for in Allaha Yakubu Javi Amina Indeed Allah will accept it with his right hand to show you how willingly Allah subhanaw taala accepts this from you.
Suma Europe Bihar, Bihar Kamara, Europe hadoken falou hat takuna mythologies. So in the process lm is explaining that Allah subhanaw taala will gladly accept this good deed. And then he will allow it to grow, to grow for this person who did it. And then the person described just the same way one of you will raise up his fellow, which is the newborn horse, and one of us the newborn horse specifically. So the Arabs if they had camels and sheep and goats and cows, whenever they gave birth, they allowed the servants to take care of them. But whenever a horse gave birth, the didn't let the servants take care of the horse. They personally would take care of that horse personally
raise it until it becomes strong until it becomes bigger. So the problem is giving you this visual that you're going to give what is equal to a date, but Allah subhanaw taala is going to allow it to grow and grow and grow. And then the president said had to corn, mythical Japan, not eligible, not like a mountain, but like mountains. So can you imagine a date this big, growing to become like a mountain range multiple mountains together in reward, this is how Allah subhanaw taala allows it to grow. This is insane Buhari and it shows you how Allah subhanaw taala appreciates the final example. And proof that Allah subhanaw taala appreciates whatever you do is your life. Because if you spend
50 years in obedience to Allah subhanaw taala. And whatever you spend in prayer, they estimate that we will spend one year of our life in obligatory prayers. That's it. If you live to 260 years, you will spend one year in Sala That's it? Or someone might this will be a larger deal for 60 plus years and in the last six months of his life makes Toba and starts to worship Allah azza wa jal so six months of righteousness, how does Allah reward that with eternity in paradise? He doesn't get six months in Paradise, he gets eternity in Paradise, your life is proof that Allah subhanaw taala is a shepherd. So that means then in this section
We showed that Allah subhanaw taala appreciates, and He rewards the little that we do with so much because he is a shocker. And he is a shocker.
Allah subhanaw taala appreciates and accepts, you just have to offer something. Allah subhanaw taala appreciates and accepts, we just have to offer something.
Now we see also that not only does Allah subhanaw taala reward much, but he also facilitates more good, he makes doing good easier for you. In sort of assura Allah subhanaw taala says, woman Yep, turriff has another nasod nasbla who fee HA, HA SNA whoever does a good deed we increase it's good for him, we increase a lot more good for him in the law or for on Shaco so the scholars explained whoever does a good deed of Salah or fasting or Hajj or any good deeds towards any other human being Allah subhanaw taala will cause that to use that to facilitate a lot more good for this individual. And increase it's good for this person.
So Allah subhanaw taala with an open someone's heart because of this one good deed, we will rombro and facilitate his affairs with the Conservancy, the tofi aha and it will be a reason for other good deeds to come as a result of this one good deed. And then Allah subhanaw taala will give him reward for it. And on top of that, he will be raised in rank with Allah, we are tougher in the law. We're in the hunting and with the creation as well. All this from doing the good deeds. So Allah subhanaw taala Not only does he rewards much, but he will facilitate a lot more good because of one good thing that you've done. The second amazing thing is that Allah subhanaw taala when you do a good
deed, the good deed as we saw grows with Allah. But the bad deed doesn't grow and remains as is sort of an arm a larger deal says Mangia bandhasana T. Fela Hua Zhu. I'm Talia whoever does the good deed he will get 10 times its reward woman Java fella yuja in mithila, and whoever does the bad deed, he only gets that sin equal to it meaning one bad deed. But one, but good deed becomes 10 by seven by 100. And Allah continues. Likewise in Surah
Nisa, we see that Allah subhanaw taala also says we're in Turku has anything you know if and if it's a good deed alone, multiply it.
So we see them that Allah Subhana Allah grows the sins but he does not grow the bad deeds because he is the one who appreciates, then we see that Allah subhanaw taala also will reward without any action with just intentions in Sahih Bukhari and Muslim. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam said femen Hammurabi has an 18 falam Yamaha Kata bahala, who, who hasn't eaten Camila, so whoever thinks of doing a good deed and then he doesn't do it, Allah will write it down as a full good deed. Just because he thought of it a bit harder.
In in, in his book for the body, he explains and he mentioned from A to Z he says color poofy in nama cootie But l Hashanah moogerah, then era, era era with unfair suburban in Alabama. So he says, The Good Deed he's explaining why was the good deed written what was the idea the intention, written as a good deed? Because he says, the beginning he's explaining that the beginning of any good deed is the good thought. And then we're eroded to higher higher and then having a good intention is itself good. And having good intentions is from the actions of the hearts. So what do we see? We see Allah subhanaw taala rewards you for the actions you actually do and rewards you for the actions of
the heart Even if they haven't been done already. This is Allah subhanaw taala who is a Shaku on top of all that, we see that Allah Subhana Allah will reward
Allah subhanaw taala will appreciate actions even from non Muslims. We said a large region will appreciate we didn't say Allah will reward or give a job. But Allah will appreciate good deeds, a good actions even from a non Muslim examples, almost Allah Allah Allah, who later on became one of the mothers of the believers, a wife of the prophet SAW Selim,
she and Abu salah and their child Salama, they were heading out to Medina. And then her tribe said no, you're not going to take our time.
Child and our woman away. And then his tribe came and they said, You're not going to stop. You know our kinsmen from taking his family. And so they start to fight and pull the child until both his arms became dislocated. And then her father goes to Medina. And then they take her child away, and she stays alone for a year. She said, for one year, I would go and stay in that place where this happened and cry for one year everyday she would go and sit there and cry. So then finally her family, her tribe felt bad for her and they allowed her to leave. So she quickly gathered her things, took her job and started by herself writing to Medina. So she meets once she gets to an area
known as a name, she meets a man by the name of Earth man of Nepal, ha
ha was not a Muslim. And he said, Where are you going? She said, a pharaoh bedini minko. I'm going to basically save myself and my religion and flee from you. So he told her you're going alone? She said, Yes. And he tells you that's not acceptable. And he took his camel immediately and he starts to lead her camel starts to lead it all the way to Medina 450 kilometers away.
So she says for call to Allah, he leaves Khurana Hola, Allah, Masha. She said, Well, I said to myself, Allah Subhana. Allah will appreciate what he did. And Allah will thank him for what he did. She didn't say reward him. But she said, I know a low appreciate something like this, even though I wasn't Muslim. She said, I never saw anyone coming here any more honorable than this man. He never looked at me. He never spoke to me 450 kilometers and he never started in idle conversation. And how much do we have idle conversation today? And then when we got close to Medina, he the only thing he spoke to her was your husband is there. That's what he said. And then he turned around and went
back. What an honorable man. Yeah, I mean, he didn't stay. Well. Hello, sir. brought your wife to yellow feed me tonight. Let me sleep and rest and then I'll leave in the morning. He just turned around and he had back immediately. He remains non Muslim for eight years, eight years. He's a non Muslim. And then when they conquered Mecca and fat Mecca, when he became Muslim, lukewarm cinemavilla. And he said, she said, For Allah yoma Islam, called to fi NFC. Mazel Tov oven and Allah says Cora who Allah, she's one of the day he became Muslim. I said to myself, I always thought I really always believe that Allah subhanaw taala will, will thank him for the good deeds that he did.
Meaning Allah subhanaw taala thanked him by guiding him to Islam. Likewise, if you look at the story and the situation of Abu sufian, he remained 20 years and animosity against the prophets, Allah salah and Abuja and as well 20 years on enemy of Islam, an enemy of Allah. But Abu sufian was saved. Then he became Muslim, even though he came close to dying on the Battle of Al Azhar on the Battle of
a man put the arrow in his bow and stretched it out and he's about to shoot him. He had a clear shot, but it didn't kill him. I was young came close to dying. But Allah saved him was also an enemy for 20 years, but he was destroyed. Abuja hit a smart the daughter of a worker when on the day of the hijra, when he couldn't find the filament obaku he was so angered that he slept a smile on her on her face, her earring flew off and her lip was bleeding. And I was Sophia was apologizing to her and disturbing her until she calmed down. Obviously Fiona was the one who kept saying nice things to her and apologizing until she calmed down. So then she went and told her father abubaker What
happened? And Abu Bakr said Allahumma Allahumma,
the Abu sufian It's like saying, Oh Allah, save this aside, put this aside for Abu Sofia, save it for him this good deed.
And so we're not saying he became Muslim because of that. But we're saying look at how Allah subhanaw taala appreciates good good deeds. He even appreciates it from a non Muslim even though they don't get the reward. So Allah subhanaw taala, appreciates, and because of your good deeds, and he will also appreciate your good deeds so much that he will preserve your child with your good deed. And we know this famous example from Salt and guff. When Allah subhanaw taala says what kind of abou Houma sila upon the tongue of another and their father was righteous and some of them of Assyrian said this was a one of the great grandfather's because of their good deeds. Allah subhanaw
taala appreciated so much that he saved generations later because of that good deed. This is a loss of Hano tala, who is a Shaku Apollo cola was taught through law law the money welcome mean Jimmy no first off hero fairphone was offering ask Allah subhanaw taala for his forgiveness. Surely those who ask for his forgiveness you'll prosper.
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in the Quran we find the name of ishaku being combined with the for the fact that a lot appreciate, combined with the fact that Allah Subhana Allah forgives. So we'll say we'll see the four Shaku
Shaku we see a lot of Matera forgiveness and pardoning, combined with being thankful for being appreciative. And the reason behind that is that when someone commits a sin, or they have too many sins, they might wonder to themselves will Allah subhanaw taala appreciate what I do. Someone just committed a major sin, then he gives $5 in charity, so Allah might accept these $5 but you might think to yourself, will Alo really appreciate what I just did, I just finished committing a major sin. Now I just gave $5 will love be appreciative of this act or not. And Allah subhanaw taala is always reminding us that he is chakotay and Allah for so it's like saying, Don't lose hope. Keep
doing good. And Allah subhanaw taala will keep forgiving and still appreciate what you do not just accept it, but appreciate what you do. Likewise, in the Quran, we see in one verse, Allah says, Shakira, Allah, so appreciative, but knowledgeable as well. So what's the relationship? Because you might do a good deed towards someone, but they never know it was you. Maybe you mowed your neighbor's lawn, but they weren't around to ever know that it was you and you didn't go and boast to them, but they never found out it was you or those in cold climates, maybe they shoveled snow in front of the driveway of their neighbor, but they're never never neighbor never found out it was
them. So you don't get the appreciation here. But you see with a loss of hautala that no deed is ever lost because Allah subhanaw taala is fully aware of what you do. We'll close with a statement of Abu Bakr, radi Allahu anhu, when he heard a verse recited from sort of October, and this verse, Allah says in the law hasta, LA, Mina, Mina and Busan. Indeed Allah has bought from the believers, their lives and their possessions. And
so Allah bought the lives of the believers who bought their possessions.
Be under the home agenda. And so in return for paradise, so Abu Bakr radiallahu, he commented, he said, he gives them to us, our lives and our possessions. Where do we get our life from? From Allah? Where do we get our possessions from from a large region? So he gives them to us? Then we return them to him. So he thanks us for it and enters us into agenda.
How can we thank Allah azzawajal enough? Allah subhanaw taala everything even when we want to do a good deed, y'all give me wealth so I can help the community so we can build the masjid. You're saying, y'all Give me something so I can give it back to you. So you can give me immense reward because of it. He gives them to us. So we returned them to him. So he thanks us for it. And he enters us into Elgin, Allah subhanaw taala appreciates and accepts. All we have to do is offer something
without We ask Allah subhanaw taala to make use of those who recognize the truth as clear truth and follow the best of it, and to make use of those who recognize falsehood as clear falsehood and abstain from it for lahoma
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homina Well, Elena, Reema sirona, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to grant victory to Islam and to the Muslims. And we ask Allah, to grant freedom to all the Muslims who are being held and dealt with unjustly around the world. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to grant ease and victory to the Muslims in Iraq, and in Philistine and in Syria, and in Afghanistan, and in Burma, and in Bangladesh, and in Kashmir and in in Yemen and in all parts of the world the art of an anime for love my
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