Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2015
This episode of Mufti Menk is about the verses from different Surahs’ mentioned in the Quran that describe the qualities that Allah loves and doesn’t love. A must-watch episode to be conscious of Allah and get closer to Him.
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim In the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala Most Gracious, Most Merciful Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah where Allah Allah He was happy he woman who Allah.
We commenced by praising Allah subhanho wa Jalla by sending blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his entire household, all his companions, we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to bless them all and to bless every single one of us. My brothers and sisters, Ramadan has almost come to an end. It is important for us to earn the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is important for us to know what the qualities are within a person that would earn the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala every one of us would really be achieving the greatest success if we have inched towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if we have earned his pleasure and his love, what I have chosen to do today
is to go through verses of the foreign that describe the qualities and the people that Allah subhanho wa Taala loves. There are so many verses in the Quran that Allah says he loves and then he makes mention of a quality or verses that say Allah does not love and then he makes mention of a quality or have a group of people. And I think if we go through these verses systematically, inshallah, by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala, we would be in a better position to understand whether we are getting closer to Allah or further away from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So, if we take a look at verse number 222, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about those who seek forgiveness
constantly. He loves them, he adores them, and those who are clean, they are pure, they love to be clean externally, as well as internally. So the first is in nama hire him to be in our booth upon haidee. Notice Allah says, Indeed, Allah loves and then he mentioned two qualities at tell why, but he's the one who constantly makes terrible at him. He's one who may tell but wants to work is a person who always returns to Allah. You want the love of Allah learn to ask Allah forgiveness so many times every single day, and you find Allah says I love those who constantly asked me for forgiveness, amazing. May Allah help us to achieve this. Then he says, upon hearing those who love
to be clean, and when we say cleanliness, it's wrong for us to think it only means using soap and cleaning your hands. Well or forgive us. Cleanliness is not just external cleanliness. No, it includes internal cleanliness. You are clean, your mind is clean, your thoughts, your ideas, your business dealings are clean, your relationships are clean, everything is beautiful and clean. You are honest, you are upright. When it comes to your timing the promises you make the people, you fulfill them. This is cleanliness of your relationship. So be clean in every aspect of the term clean, including cleanliness, in your acts of worship. When you worship, worship properly, worship
Allah alone, worship in a manner taught by Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam be good about it. Be clean. Take your time. If you are to rush through your prayer, that's not called a clean prayer. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us achieve cleanliness and purity in all our actions as well as physically. So yes, to be upon ablution to be able to wash yourself to be able to fulfill your you know, the bath that is necessary for a believer, that is something that is only a certain aspect of cleanliness, you want to achieve the love of Allah, extend that cleanliness to all other aspects of your life. Then we have surah Allah imraan verse number 134, Allah says, Allah
and Allah loves those who do good. They are kind, those who are kind, are you a kind person? If not, you can improve because that's how you will earn the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala Are you a person who's good? Are you really good to others? Do you reach out to people if you do, Allah will reach out to you. That's how you achieve the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala then verse number 146 of Seurat Allah Allah, Allah says, Allah who you owe him most sabie Allah loves those who bear patience, those who endure which means in my life.
There will be so many things happening that are difficult, that are a challenge that are not exactly the way I wanted them. I need to know they are always the way Allah wanted them. I will surrender to it. I will bear patience. I need to earn the love of the controller. He controls everything when I surrender to the fact that he is in charge. I earn his love. So Allah says, I love those who surrender. Those who bet patience over what I have chosen for them, someone passes away, someone is sick, you have a calamity, you have an accident, you have a disaster, just bear patience and Alo says, I would love you in return for that patience. May Allah make it easy for us all. Then Allah
subhanho wa Taala speaks about bahara and cleanliness, once again in Surah to tell about verse number 181, La Jolla
bahini. Allah loves those who cleanse. And in fact, this particular verse was revealed regarding the people of pullback and how the Muslim in in Cuba used to clean themselves with water after using the toilet. And this is an act that has become compulsory for us all. Where there is water available. If we have used the loo we need to use the water. This is part and parcel of the cleanliness, take your time to ensure that you are a clean person in every single way. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so to me, the first number 42 makes mention of something that affects every one of us, you know what he says? in Allah.
Allah loves those who stand firm for justice, those who are fair, those who are just whether it's against you, your family members, your friends, your relatives, Friend or foe, Justice is justice. The person who is upon the highest level of justice is He who can be just when the right belongs to his enemy, and he's ready to confirm that someone you don't like they are right and you are wrong. And you actually get up and say, You know what, I'm actually wrong. The person is right. Imagine someone you hate and you detest, but you have understood, that Allah requires from you and I to be just and you want to earn the love of Allah. Allah says, You better be just what's the opposite of
justice, injustice, you cannot you serve the rights of people claiming that I'm going to earn something in this world, you will lose something more valuable and that is the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then Allah says, verse number 76, of surah, Allah Amman, for in Allah hi Rahim. Boo daddy. Allah loves those who are conscious of him at all times. Taco taco is to be conscious of Allah. taqwa is also to create a barrier between you and the fire of Johanna wicker means a barrier to create a barrier between you and the fire of Johanna, the fire of hell by obeying the commands and abstaining from the prohibitions, that is known as step one. So when I'm conscious of Allah, I
will not be able to do something that will earn the Wrath of Allah subhanho wa Taala the displeasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala because I'm conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So I will only do that which pleases Allah. One of the reasons we are now fasting in this month of Ramadan is to achieve taqwa to become more conscious of Allah. It's like a dose that is very concentrated. To say this is a beautiful month of Ramadan, we're going to multiply the reward of the good deeds, so engage in them become more conscious of Allah abstain from food and drink and permissible sexual relations during daylight hours, and you will become more conscious of Allah during the rest of the year. La
La ku tekun. I'm sure we've heard that so many times. Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us piety, May He grant us consciousness, May He grant us the quality known as God fearing, meaning may make us God fearing. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to fulfill His commands and abstained from his prohibitions in a way that we achieve his love. He says, I love it when people are conscious of me. I love it. Imagine your makers telling you I really love those who are conscious of me, they worried about me all the time. Imagine when you're in love with someone in this world, your children, your spouse, I always wish
you would always be worried about them. You do be worried about what they think of you. You know, if you really love your spouse the day he or she is upset, you would actually not rest until you find out what's going on. One of the things that breaks up marriages is when you're quiet but you're upset and you're not telling me what is going on. I need to know just communicate. Did I say something? Did I do something? Do you have a headache? Do you know why? Because you are concerned about this person? What about the law? The exam
Full of Allah is far higher than anything we can give. But be worried about Allah your relation. What does Allah think of you? What do you think of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, this is the love of Allah when you love someone, you really worry about what they think about you. How is your relationship with them? May Allah help us improve in this regard. Verse number 159 of Allah, Allah Allah says, in Allah
Kini Allah loves those who lay that trust in Him. Allah has given you an eye, a capacity, physical ability to do certain things we can try, we say Bismillah In the name of Allah, and we set off to do something that is beneficial for us. But at a certain point, we know that it's Allah in total control, we have to leave it in the hands of Allah, we have to trust him to let the rest happen. For example, I lock my door, I seal my my for example, vehicle I would perhaps arm the vehicle with an alarm. And at the end of the day, if something is going to happen, I know that you know what that's in the hands of Allah, I tried my best I did what Allah has given me in terms of capacity, the rest
of it, I lay my trust in Allah.
May Allah help us to lay our trust upon him, for indeed he says, I love those who trust me correctly. You know, what is the meaning of correct trust, Do not insult Allah by not playing your role. For example, a person wants a job and he says, I trust Allah that I will get a job, but he sleeps all day. He doesn't make an effort. He doesn't want to go out. And then he says, but I trust Allah Weren't we taught that Allah loves those who trust him? Allah says that is not cool. That is tawakkol. The difference between tawakkol and tawakkol tawakkol is to lay your trust in Allah, after having done what we gave you in terms of capacity, and fulfilled whatever you can, who gave you the
energy to get up in the morning and go to hunt for the dog. It was Allah so you used it and then you said, Oh Allah, I use what you gave me. And I lay my trust in you that is proper to what Allah loves you because you are not insulting him. But Allah says, you play your role. I will play mine. And then you see, I've left my doors open, I've left the car open, I've put my money on the front seat, and I have full trust in Allah. You have insulted Allah subhanho wa Taala because you did not play your role that's called tawakkol. Don't ever confuse the two many people think out of piety that to sit back and laze and relax and still think allows me to provide for you is part of what can in fact
it was written that you would be foolish, you would insult Allah and you would not get anything. May Allah subhanahu wa taala forgive us may never make us from those who don't understand this. So remember, you want to end the love of Allah do what Allah has given you in terms of capacity. Say for example, you want to marry someone, you can't just sit and keep on making dua and say Allah let them know I want to marry them, do something about it, talk open your mouth, go and see someone visit and so on and inshallah things will happen. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an understanding,
then inshallah to SFX. It's a powerful verse regarding warfare regarding defending the oma regarding defending the nation. Allah says verse number four, in
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speaking about how detested it is to be a coward to be a person who does not have any bravery at all. Allah loves those who are brave such that when they go out to defend the oma and the nation, when they fight, they fight in a row. They ensure they don't just go back, they don't just give up they're not cowards. You know, if we were to defend the nation, we would actually be required to be brave people bravery is something that is loved by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is where he says, I love those who are brave, and obviously the wording is far stronger. But at the same time, the lesson we learn from this is that we as the Muslim Ummah should always be brave people. We
should not be people who run away from situations in order to please people but rather we should be pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now that we've spoken about the verses connected to the love of Allah, and we've spoken about how Allah says, Allah loves, and then each one of the qualities in the Quran, I'd like to go through the verses where he says, Allah does not love. And then he mentioned his qualities, because we need to know this. This is how we would strike the balance. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Surah Al Baqarah, verse number 190. In Allah Allah.
Allah does not like those who transgress, who go beyond the limits regarding certain things, you sin against Allah, Allah does not like those who transgress. And the example here is given of those perhaps sometimes
When you retaliating to something that has happened to you, and you go beyond the limits, you actually react in a far more dangerous way or far more than the action would require. In that case, you've gone beyond the limits. So for example, and I'm going to give you a simple example, let's just come to my head. Now, if someone slaps you, you have the right to slap them back to pound a lot. But if someone slaps you, and you murdered him in return, okay, Allah forgive us. Allah subhanho wa Taala help us you need to understand that controlled retaliation. This is why Allah says, if you are going to forgive, it's better for you. If you're going to forgive, it's better for
you. Because when you forgive, Allah watches that quality of yours. And Allah says, I have a quality that is higher than this. It's also forgiveness, but I forgive more grave sins that are committed. I've seen that you have found it in your heart to forgive someone that it was very Oh, whom it was very difficult to forgive. I have forgiven you all your sins for you is paradise. Wow. Subhana Allah, may Allah do that to us, but it's not easy for us to forgive people who've wronged us. It's something we need to try and create the habit of May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us or maybe soften our hearts especially in this beautiful month of Ramadan May Allah subhanho wa Taala
grant us the ability to solve our matters and problems resolve come together as families and as an oma amin, then in Surah. Number 205. Allah says, well, Allahu Allah.
Allah does not like those who spread facade. What is facade, chaos, corruption, that which is sinful, Allah doesn't like it for you spreading chaos on Earth, corruption on Earth. Allah doesn't like that at all. So we need to ask ourselves, are we people who are corrupt if that's the case, we are distancing ourselves from the love of Allah, the One Who made you, the one whom you have no option but to return to. I have no option but to return to Allah. In a few days, I'll be going back to Allah. So you who knows perhaps later on today, it's only Allah who knows the exact timing. But that's it. When we go back to Allah, the One who brought us here in the first place. When we go back
to him, he's going to see what we've done. And one of the beautiful things we could have done is to be conscious of what he loves and what he does not love to make sure that we earn that love and we stay away from what he does not love. So verse number 276 of the same Surah Surah Al Baqarah. Allah Subhana Allah Allah says, Allah Hola, yo Hippo Kanaka fairing Effie. Allah does not like those who are ungrateful and sinful. kuffaar Khufu means to disbelieve. But Cofer in the language Arabic language refers to ingratitude, a person who denies a person who covers you are ungrateful. So when Allah says kuffaar, he's referring to more than one thing. Number one, he refers to those who are
ungrateful. Allah bless you and bestowed upon you so many things. Are you really grateful for that?
gratitude is shown by believing in Him worshipping Him alone. So if you don't you become known as a person who's far from a different angle, and that is now disbelief. So a person who disbelieved is known as one of the cofounders because he has denied the famous of Allah upon him, and he has now worshipped something besides Allah yet, Allah created him.
So this is why Allah says he does not like those who are ungrateful, and he does not like those who are sinful, sinful, meaning you continue sinning without turning to Allah. We heard moments ago Allah loves those who repent to Allah, which means if you've sinned, you regret it and you turn to Allah, Allah loves you. But if you've sinned, and you keep on sinning and you've got no intention in your heart, to turn back to Allah, you commit to sin once and it hurts your heart, person who goes gambling, a person who perhaps commits adultery, a person who drinks alcohol on drugs, the first few times they do it, they would regret a lot. But when they become caught in the clutch or in the
clutch of the devil, they would actually not regret at a certain point, they would enjoy it and they would continue that shows you are now Far, far far from the love of Allah. Yes, Allah is your maker, and Allah subhanho wa Taala is waiting for you to turn. But in order to earn that love, you just need to turn to Allah Don't be from amongst the ungrateful. Don't be from among those who sin without batting an eyelid without feeling in their hearts that remorse and regret verse number 32 of Sugata Imran Allah speaks about those who turn back from the obedience of Allah. Allah says
if you are going to go back if you are going to turn away from the obedience of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, for Allah Allah you him bucatini Allah does not like those who disbelieve and those who are ungrateful like I told you the term Khufu does not only refer to disbelieve
But it refers to ingratitude. Those who are ungrateful similarly, Allah Amman, verse number 57, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, while Allahu la Bhavani mean Allah does not like those who oppress What is the meaning of the term hole in the Arabic language? It means what or Shay if he evaded Maha levy to put something where it does not belong. So if we are people who put things where these things don't belong, we become people who are oppressive. The term oppression might sound heavy, but it is one of the interpretations of the word volume and volume. And this is why Allah says the biggest oppression is known as shinnick. Shift meaning to associate partners with Allah in a[???]aka
Laval manavi indeed, association of partnership with Allah subhanho wa Taala is a grave oppression you've put worship where it does not belong. acts of worship belong to allow the bad that belongs to Allah do not vendor it for anyone or anything besides Allah subhanho wa Taala then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, verse number 64, Sumida while la hula, you
see Dean Allah does not like those who spread chaos corruption on Earth. We spoke about that a few moments ago, then inshallah to Nyssa. Allah says, This is connected to our qualities, our character and conduct in Allah.
Allah does not love those who are self conceited, and those who are proud.
They have pride.
The haughtiness Allah does not like those who have pride in them. Ask yourself, are you a person who has this haughtiness in you, you feel you're better than everybody else. The Hadith describes the meaning of pride, and it says Papa will help you along bonus. pride in Islam refers to two things when you despise people and when you deny the truth. Pride has nothing to do with the quality of your clothing, the quality of your conveyance or your living. No pride has got to do with the attitude you have. So if you want to earn the love of Allah, improve your attitude towards other people, don't despise others. Don't belittle don't think you're the big guy and everyone else is
little Not at all. No matter what you have, be humble. Allah will love you. If we are people who are hurting. Remember, we are just distancing ourselves from the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala. As he says in this beautiful verse, in verse number 107, Allah says, in
bucola, someone in the Surah Nisa 107. Allah does not like those who deceive and those who are sinful. Let's talk of deception. How many of us have deceived our own spouses, our family members, our brothers and sisters, members of the oma other human beings don't think that if a person is not a Muslim, you are allowed to deceive them not at all. You cannot. They are human beings, perhaps they would be attracted to the beautiful fold of Islam. If you are a person who is upright. Listen to what Allah says in Surah, Al anon verse number 141. In Allah, Allah you have been Muslim. Allah does not like those who are extravagant, those who waste their money, no matter how much money you
have. Don't be wasteful. To be wasteful, learn to spend correctly, don't be miserly, don't be wasteful, strike the balance in the middle. Yes, you buy what you need and inshallah you make sure that you have spent that which is permissible without extravagance, one might ask, so what is the meaning of extravagant when you have to have what you need one of your extravagant even if it's cheap. So say for example, I have a Porsche and a Bentley, but I need both vehicles. I'm not extravagant and Allah grant us good conveyance, I mean,
but if I have to take notice, and I don't need them, trust me, I'm wasting a lot of work but it's just an example that I've thought of right now to give it to, or to draw here to say, if I've got 45 pairs of clothes in my cupboard I'm wasting, but if I've got 20 pairs and I'm using all of them, I'm not wasting, may Allah subhanho wa Taala help us May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to use what we have. I normally say, if you have clothing in your cupboard that you have not used for one year, give it away, you don't need it. Some people have revised that downwards to say six months but I think six months perhaps winter clothing, summer clothing, you know you might want to keep
something Allah Subhana Allah help us in every single way. Three more verses one says in verse number 58, in Allah Allah you owe me, Allah does not like those who cheat. It's something similar to deception as well. Those who deceive the next verse.
Verse 23, in
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Quality similar to that of pride. The two are connected. Pride, haughtiness, arrogance, all these qualities Allah says, I don't like those people, I don't want them. I don't like him in order to earn the love of Allah and the love of Allah is always close at hand. You need to improve on your quality, your character, your conduct, improve your heart and you find the love of Allah will come in your direction. The Hadith is beautiful. It says, Whoever comes to Allah walking, a lot comes to them rushing. So if you try to earn the love of Allah, it definitely comes in your direction. May Allah lovers may make it easy for us. The last verse also connected to what we've already mentioned,
sort of will hedge this number 38. Allah says, in Allah, Allah, Allah.
Allah does not like those who deceive those who cheat those who are ungrateful those who disbelieve those who turn away from the worship of Allah subhanho wa Jalla. May He strengthen us all we've spoken about how to earn the love of Allah, through the verses that show us in the Quran where they have said, Allah himself says, Allah loves and then he makes mention of the quality and also through way Allah says, Allah does not love and then he makes mention of the quality I hope and I pray we've benefited from this in this beautiful Friday of Ramadan so that we can earn the love of Allah May Allah love us all. Allah grant us all goodness and ease. May Allah grant cure to all those who are
seeking in Allah have mercy upon all those who passed away or the law who was Allah ma Baraka, Allah.