End of Surah Al Mujaadalah
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inshallah we'll be reading from verse number
12 of Satya Nadella page number 747 of the Noble Quran translation and page number 557 of the Sahaba international translation.
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smilla al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah he was happy he may we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we thank him upon all conditions we asked him to bestow His mercy upon us upon our offspring, Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us beneficial rain, may Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us goodness in this world as well as the next May he protect us from the punishment of the grave from the punishment of the Fire. And May He grant us generally to feel those without reckoning. I mean, my mothers and sisters it's important to continue making dua to Allah continue having hope.
In the mercy of Allah, continue seeking from guidance that Allah subhanho wa Taala owns and continue having hope completely, never lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us steadfast and may He make us from amongst those who never lose hope. My brothers and sisters in this world, every single one of us, Muslim, non Muslim, whoever it is human beings at large. Everyone goes through difficulties, situations, issues, sickness, different types of tests, examinations, different types of obstacles in life. And ultimately, they will all end in death, everyone has to die. So nobody has a perfect life. Nobody has everything moving according to their
liking. This is what the dunya is all about. This is what this life is all about. We ask Allah subhana wa Taala to make it easy for us. In the tests that he has chosen for us, every person has his or her own unique tests chosen by Allah subhanho wa Taala to keep them occupied, either in the remembrance of Allah and being closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala or making them occupied in distress and depression and turning further away from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Let us be from the former and not the latter, my brothers and sisters, it's definitely worth our while to continue having hope in Allah even when it seems to us that things may be dwindling or things may not be moving. in the
correct direction. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala still to have mercy on us. The first as I read before you this morning,
Allah subhanho wa Taala addresses the believers Oh, you who believe I spoke about this in the past and I said, anyone who is a true believer will pay attention to what Allah says when he says oh, you who believe if someone calls out your name, say for example, your name is Abdullah. And someone says Abdullah, immediately you'd want to look, you'd want to know what's going on, especially when there is somebody important when they are somebody who means a lot to you, when they were to call out your name, you would immediately want to know what is it that they are saying? So this is Allah he's saying, Oh, you who believe.
If you're not bothered, there's something wrong with your belief. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make a strong man He made us realize and understand. So this verse is connected to how important it is to seek consultation and to ask people their views and opinions regarding important matters. to go out and learn issues regarding the deen and to understand that Allah choice allows decision supremely is what made all the rules come into play and come into existence. So it was Allah alone who chose what we should be doing and not doing in terms of halal and haram permissible in that which is not in terms of what is compulsory, obligatory and what is prohibited. So, it's important for us to consult
when it comes to certain matters. And when we consult, it's important for us to be in a condition that would be pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala. You know, we are taught that whenever you would like to achieve goodness, whenever you want to make a dua to Allah supplicate call out to Allah. Perhaps you want to start off with the good deeds start off by praising Allah seeking forgiveness, thanking Allah telling him how he is the only one how he is the one in charge in control how we depend totally and only on him, and so on, before you actually make your request. Similarly, if you were to give out a charity before making, it would hold greater value your heart and your
supplication would hold greater value because you just did a good deed. Someone doing a really good deed, you know, they look at you, they smile, they they really they show you that they care and then they ask you please can I have $1 you will melt Won't you give them $5? In sharp no problem? No. Why? Because of their attitude. But if someone comes to you says I need $1 you're not giving it to me. I asked you I asked you I already asked you I know you got it and you know what? You're just not listening to me. I don't I'm not bothered. I don't know why why on earth you don't have to give me this dollar I needed you see how desperately I wanted. A Allah Subhana Allah forgive us. We have
attitude when it comes to Allah as well. We call out to Allah for something for him is less than even $1 for us, far less. You ask Allah for something no matter what you ask Allah subhanho wa Taala his example is that of if he were to bestow completely everything that this dunya ever had, and 10 times more, it's not even the displacement of the water by the head of a pin, not even that much of the ocean. So panela
so far lights, nothing man, not at all, if he wants he can give you if he's not giving it to you is because he wants to keep you occupied in prayer. He wants to keep you occupied in supplication. He wants to keep you occupied in good things. And he wants to test you to see I'm not going to give you
What exactly you want. A few days ago I had a person immediately upon my return from Juma Salah he was waiting at my gate, I could, I could tell that this guy is totally an absolutely drunk. And he greets me with an Islamic reading. And he says, You know what, I just need a lift, and I need a lift to go home. And that is $5. I've got $4 50 I just need 50 cents.
Oh, I suddenly thought of the scam that we were talking about, with people on drugs. And people have bad habits. They use this because you're not going to give them 50 cents where you're going to give them $1 minimum. And so
I had to ignore it, not because I didn't want to but because he was drunk. I didn't want to participate in perhaps facilitating another bottle for him. That's the reason why we just ignored it. I just looked at him smiled, nodded my head and carried on. That's it. Now you can't say because I was miserly because I had to exercise my own. What do you call freedom of giving? Or should I say use my brain to decide what to do? Well, when it comes to Allah subhanho wa Taala. It's not that he knows absolutely everything. Whether you deserve it or not, is one thing. But whether he wants to give you or not, is another. Sometimes you deserve something you've really been a very good person.
But Allah knows that when we don't give it to you, you will become an even better person or he tests you by not giving you so therefore he won't. And if he doesn't just be happy, be happy with Allah. He kept you sick and Ill bones aching everything. say Alhamdulillah all live you love me. And if I'm still going to go to gentlemen, forget about these bones. They mean nothing. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. It's not easy to say that. Not at all. We still ask Allah to cure us but at the same time we are happy with the decree of Allah decision. You know, people have passed away. People have left the world before us. This is a must choice decision. The point I'm raising is when we want to supplicate
call out to Allah it's better if you do something good. You can lead to a cat two units of prayer salah and then you ask Allah Allah grant me, Allah forgive me, you are the greatest you might make a change. I'm going to return to you. I only depend on you. You are the one I love your life tried. I'm weak. I try so much Allah forgive me. strengthen me. Yeah, Allah, Allah. I need something. What do you need when asking you?
So you don't just go up to Allah subhanho wa Taala. In, you know, by raising your hand and saying I want it's good to have a little introductory element there. First. You need to do something first. If you really want that thing so desperately get up for the head to get up at that time of the night and say Oh Allah, I've heard from the Prophet sallallahu sallam, through the Hadith, that this is the time when you are calling out anyone seeking forgiveness. I'm ready to forgive anyone asking me anything I'm ready to give. All I'm asking you Here I am young. Allah you will stand.
Why? Because you can feel it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant Granta steadfastness. So, first number 12. It used to be an injunction instruction to the Sahaba of the law and the believers at the time. Oh, you who believe when you want to consult the messenger.
When you wish to privately consult the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam present before your consultation, a charity. So that used to be an instruction, it was compulsory at one stage to present a charity prior to the consultation.
So Allah continues to say that is better for you and pure. But if you find not the means then indeed Ally's Forgiving and Merciful Anyway, after that verse was revealed. So the people began to give out sadaqa before they would consult with Muhammad, sallallahu alayhi wasallam and so on. Then Allah revealed another verse, making it optional. So first it was an instruction, then it became optional. So Allah says, Have you feared to present before your consultation, the charities.
when you do not, and Allah has forgiven you.
Allah has forgiven you, then at least established prayer gives the car and obey Allah and His messenger and Allah is aware of what you do. Which means if you're not going to give that we making it optional for you now, the minimum is you at least establish your prayer read Salah properly you know, today we ask Allah so many things. We weren't allowed to answer us like now but Allah says just dress appropriately. I couldn't be bothered and weak. I know better Muslims were uncovered. Sometimes there are Muslims who are covered or worse. No excuse. Not at all. No excuse not at all. You still need to cover even if the whole world seems to be better people when they are not properly
covered. That does not excuse you from covering
all Salah. Someone might argue well, I know people who don't read Salah who are very, very good Muslims. What not
Allahu Akbar. They might be good in character and conduct. They might have a good heart. Yes, but they still answerable to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So these statements can be abused, and they are abused by people with a lesser understanding. That's what it is. But for us, yes, we have to continue giving people hope to say listen, even if you're not regular with your Salah have opened the mercy of Allah and become regular. So don't just take half of the statement, take the whole thing.
Make a point improve. If you know that I'm only reading one Salah a day I never get up for Salah then start getting up at least. So someone says I never used to get up now twice a week I get up.
You know, you've got two types of people someone will say oh used to anonymously you still are non Muslims. Because you're missing your Salah purposely Metallica salata, Mohammed, and
they will tell you that whoever needs Salah purposely disbelieved, but you would find someone else who understands how to perhaps call you towards greater goodness and tell you hey, Mashallah, you're doing well, you're doing well. But don't stop there. From zero, you got two two salads a week. Wow, you just got five more left in Sharla. You make it? Come, come come next week. Let's see how far you can get. Wow. I think with our own children, that's how we would prefer to speak. Right? So you encourage people don't discourage them by making them feel like you know what, as it is you already in jahannam? Now it's all about the temperature of the fire. Nothing else maybe 3000 degrees, you
know, and if perhaps you might be one masala, it might just go down to 2000 degrees. Who are you? How can you say that? How dare you are two statements like that? How do you know? May Allah Subhana, Allah grant us goodness, may He forgive us. But my mothers and sisters, that having been said we should not use such statements, to continue, you know, wrong ways and habits or to disregard that which is laid down in the Sherry and ask Allah for strength. for guidance, the point I was raising is sometimes we want something desperately but we're not prepared to listen to what Allah has to say. Allah has asked you to do something, you're not worried. You asking Allah to do something,
you're very worried. And you're saying, Where is Allah? How come he's not answering my dua. I've been making dua for 20 years. And Allah hasn't given it to me, I'm losing hope here. I've lost it. I know of people who actually say, I don't even know if Allah exists, still federal law stuff. But what law hey, these are the type of statements that people say. So if Allah wants you to call out for 40 years, so what is his choice, he might not want to give it to you, it might be bad for you.
It really might be bad. Continue making dua and having hope. That's how we started this lesson. We said continue, having hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala no matter what.
So there came a time and this is depicted in verse number 13, where Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Well, if you're not going to give out that, then Allah has forgiven you, at least what you should do is establish your prayer give you a sucker obey Allah and His messenger and inshallah Allah is aware of everything that you do. Have you not considered those who make allies of a people with whom Allah has become angry? They are neither of you nor of them, and they swear to untruth, while they know they are lying. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is warning us in general, the lesson obviously is derived for every one of us, although the verses were connected to the hypocrites of the time.
And the kuffar of the time, were those who silently befriended the others, you know, when you choose your friends, be careful who they are. One is an acquaintance and the other is a bosom buddy, a friend. So if you may know people with bad habits, you know that they are acquainted to you, meaning you do, they are an acquaintance.
But you don't make them your friends and you don't allow them within a certain proximity you don't because why they're not fit their character conduct perhaps is not good enough. Really, you need to exercise restraint. You need to protect yourself, don't think because I'm a Muslim, I need to be good and kind to everyone to the degree that I allow them into my home and I'm allowed into their home. No, you need to be good and kind to all but the limit is there definitely. Some people Santa Monica, Mashallah, how are you? Oh, I'm fine. waalaikumsalam. And that's where it stops.
And some people, you might want to treat them a little bit more, you might want to join them perhaps once in a while visiting here and then some others, you might want to spend a bit more time with them. Be careful. Choose your company wisely.
That's what we're being taught.
And the reverse is far deeper. There were people who were total disbelievers who used to work against the muslimeen and there were some people who used to befriend them, and they were with them.
And they used to make false promises to say no, we're not with them. But these were true hypocrites. May Allah protect us from being hypocrites
in any way.
So Allah says, look, those who make allies of people with whom allies already angry allies angry with them, they are disregarding the law of Allah completely. Someone was asking me the other day that you know, there's a wedding of someone. And I was shocked. Actually, I was totally shocked. There's a wedding, somebody has a wedding overseas muslimeen, and they serving alcohol, because there's a lot of non Muslim guests.
Guests, they serving alcohol, they buying whatever champagne and cognac and whatever else is there. Allah forgive us. So are we allowed to go?
So I asked him a simple question. Tell them if they supply drugs for the youngsters on drugs. They better get some weed
and have it in one corner of the tent.
So the guy started laughing. He says, Come on, be serious. I said, I'm being serious. How can you ask me a question muslimeen, celebrating half of a man by distributing
And they say we integrating integration. That's not the meaning of integration.
Give up all your values, whatever you stood for, what law Hey, my mothers and sisters, guess what I know, non Muslims who do not allow their children to go to parties, even if it means Christmas parties and so many other parties, non Muslims, who don't allow their children to go to certain parties, and to spend nights and other people's houses and so on. And to go out to the clubs. They're not even Muslim, but they're worried. And I know of non Muslims, who would not mind sending their children to Muslim homes and Muslim functions suddenly, because they know the child is going to come back sober. That's all. That's all. So people say how can they attend our functions? We
don't attend this. It's not going to do with who attends whose function he's going to do with what is in that function? What's going on there? If there's something unacceptable? How on earth could you be a participant? And if they participate in your function, it's because it is acceptable according to their norms. And believe me, some of their standards are higher than ours, in certain homes.
May Allah forgive us? May Allah strengthen us. So Allah says, Look at those who have made allies out of a people whom Allah has become angry with, they are neither of you know of them, meaning they neither this side know that side. They are on the fence.
And they will swear to untruth while they know they were lying. So one of the qualities of the hypocrites is that they lie under oath, they tell a lie.
May Allah forgive us.
Allah has prepared for them a severe punishment indeed it was evil that they were doing now let's stop there for a minute. That was verse number 15, verse number 14, we just heard that Allah is admonishing those who will be friending others whom the anger of Allah is directed towards, so just by befriending them, Allah says, You deserve a punishment.
By having the wrong friends, you know what type of punishment a person gets in this world to start with, they become bad in terms of their habits, their character they conduct the way they think. Trust me, I was sitting and considering how people's thinking has been changed, comparing, you know, the questions that are being asked to the scholars of Islam over the years and how they are changing. I believe it is closely connected to Hollywood as well. And to Bollywood to very closely connected. Do you know why they've been bombarding you for the last 4050 years bombarding you with movies, every movie has some powerful undertones, which you don't even realize it takes away from
you completely everything you stand for your values, your dress, code, your likes, the beanies that you want to wear on your head, you're not even realizing what it stands for.
The way you dress, the type of clothing you have, everything is totally dictated by the T. V. Law.
Don't I sound like one of those mole subs of 1960
Allah forgive us, but it's a fact. 2016 and now we're talking about it to say Guess what? It has changed us the dress code in the works. Take a look at any one of our women today.
Beyond or below a certain age group, and you've taken a look at the same women of 1960 and you will understand that perhaps they would never dress that way ever, ever.
And this is so weird. I'm just reading a pencil in the top. I can't imagine my granny in a pencil snowfall. I don't even want to think about it.
That's all I'm saying.
And I'm not talking about the muslimeen alone, even even the African tradition, and the culture, take a look at what's happened. The jeans and the hipsters and everything and the tops and the body tops and whatever else. And like crime by crime, whatever you want to call it. Think of the same women are from a similar society. 19 6070 even 80.
No, it never happened, they wouldn't have dreamt
to have had the genes at the top.
I'm not talking about right and wrong. Please don't get me wrong here. The dress code in Islam is modest, modest, meaning, you know, loose fitting, non revealing, and so on. Whatever you're wearing, but it must be meeting a certain criteria. All I'm saying is how we've changed over the time, based on how we've been bombarded by what you might call the media. advertisements, television soaps, you know soap is called a soap because they wash What do they wash? It's called brainwash, that's what it's called soap Mashallah.
Funny they chose the word so cannot detergent. Okay, may Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying here, verse number 15, that the punishment here is prepared, but For whom? For those who chose the wrong friends, Allahu Akbar, Allah forgive us. For those who considered the ones who
make allies over people who, or for those who made allies of the people whom Allah has become angry. Those are the ones whom Allah says Allah has prepared for them a severe punishment. Indeed, it was evil what they were doing, they took their false oaths and cover as a cover they took their false oath as a cover.
So the punishment is prepared for those who have also taken false oaths.
Yes, because that's mentioned in the previous verse. So when Allah says we've prepared for them the punishment to understand who them are, you need to look at the previous verse, the pronoun is now returning to a certain group.
So from amongst their qualities you will find the quality is they swear to untruth while they know they're lying.
They took their false oats as a cover. So they averted people from the way of Allah. They diverted people from the path of Allah, and for them is a humiliating punishment. Anyone who turns people away from the path of Allah, for him will be a humiliating punishment or there is a warning for them regarding a humiliating punishment, unless they turn back to Allah in repentance. mothers and sisters, no matter what a person's done, if they turn back to Allah in repentance, he will not punish them. When Makana lahoma Ziva Hong Kong Mr. foon Allah will not punish them while they are seeking forgiveness. This is why when you think allies punishing you for something one of the best
things to do is start asking a lot forgiveness and just repeat a little Oh ALLAH forgive me a little Allah forgive me. It's actually quite beautiful. If you repeat that word, Oh ALLAH forgive me the sentence or love Forgive me, Allah forgive me even in the English language through the day, you feel quite good because you start becoming conscious of the fact that Ally's the owner of forgiveness and we are in indeed, in need of the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. May Allah forgive us all. That's why we continue saying this. And when you say I mean, say it with a heart. Don't just say it with your tongue. The same applies to the statement of Allah forgive me. Don't just say it with your
tongue. minute. Think about it for a moment. We all have weaknesses. We've all dilly dally, it's somewhere down the line. May Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us upon the straight path. I mean, so Allah says,
never will their wealth or their children, avail them against a law at all. No matter how much money you have, no matter how many children you have, no matter how powerful those children are, no matter how old they are, or you own it will never ever help against Allah. Not at all. You want to make peace with Allah, you've got to make it now. You've got to seek Allah's forgiveness.
Imagine Allah is using this as a warning. He says money is not going to come to your aid children, not going to come to your aid. So what is going to come to my aid your link with Allah direct, directly?
repent to Allah confess to Allah regret to Allah ask him forgiveness. Tell him to show you the path and try your best to work upon it. He watches he knows he sees your weakness. He knows your weakness. He knows where you faltered, he still loves you. Why? Because you're concerned about pleasing Him. No matter how many times you faltered.
You turn to Allah. Like I said, have hope last minute, the last breath that you may breathe, have hoping the mercy of Allah Oh Allah, I am sick. I'm terminally ill. I'm in my last. I have hoped that you're going to take me to paradise
I have hoped that you have forgiven my sins completely. And I have hope that the few good deeds I've done you will take them and accept them. Or Allah grant me Jenna. I'm very hopeful. That's how you die.
You die with a smile, because you know you're a movement. Don't you have the Shahada on your tongue? Haven't you said a few times I do Allah Allah Allah Allah wa shawanna Muhammad Rasulullah Haven't you read some Salah? Haven't you cried and wept to Allah? Haven't you read such that sometimes Haven't you prostrated for Allah when if you have good news to you, nothing is going to be wasted. Don't waste it by oppressing others and by transgressing against Allah.
keep on asking forgiveness.
This is why when we are taught when you do a good deed, what do you say at the end? There have been a couple minute Oh Allah accepted from us in the kind of semi alien you are all hearing all knowing what to buy Elena And forgive us. I've just done a very good deed Why am I saying Allah forgive me? Because that's when I want the deed to be accepted. After you want a match. humbleness humility, you seek forgiveness Subhan Allah or
you know you you don't need to boast be arrogant a I just read my Salah. Yeah, you know, I'm going to Jenna, who said when you say salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah. inshallah, what is the sooner immediately a stone?
A stone Villa? thrice? You said, Oh, Allah, forgive me. All I seek your forgiveness, or Allah, I seek your forgiveness. But you just did such a good deed. You did one of the best possibilities you just did Salah. So why are you asking for forgiveness because you want that Salah to be accepted and you don't want Allah to have given that Salah to someone else whom you might have wronged?
This is why Be careful, develop your character, speak to people with respect. Treat people with proper respect, refuse to speak evil behind people's backs about them.
your deeds must be too valuable to be donated to others, just because of your tongue. No.
Don't donate your deeds to people for free. It's avoidable. So avoid it.
So Allah says verse number 17, never will their wealth or their children, avail them against Allah at all. Those are the companions of the Fire, they will abide therein eternally. And here eternally actually means two things. It could refer to a very long time and it could refer to really eternally forever and ever. Allah knows best but we all know Ally's most merciful, he will treat people with his mercy according to his wish, according to His divine desire, that Allah He does what he wishes.
Then Allah says, on the day, Allah will resurrect them all and they will swear to him the same way they swore to you and think that they are standing on something unquestionably. It is they who are the liars.
a hypocrite might get away in this world by lying, or by taking a false oath, but not in front of Allah. So Allah says, Those who used to lie here, they're going to try to lie to us as well. But they will be caught out. Because we know that
when you have a habit here in the world, you might end up becoming deprived of goodness, because of the same bad habit that might
surface in the hereafter. So you have a habit of lying for one lie and you're telling a lie.
You take an oath, I swear, you're telling a lie, open, blatant, clean, complete. If that's a habit, and if that's become your norm or the norm of a person, then it's very dangerous. Why? Because on the Day of Judgment, Allah says they will try to lie in the same way. But they will be caught out. Look what they say.
On the day, Allah will resurrect them all and they will swear to him as they swore to you and think that they are standing on something, unquestionably It is day one, Elias, Allahu Akbar, Satan has overcome them, and made them forget the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Satan has overcome them and made them forget the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Those are the party of the devil. unquestionably, the party of Satan will be the losers, his bush shape and his means the party of a shaytan means the devil. That's the party of the devil. So the devil is going to have a group of people with Who are they, they are the ones who have bad habits, Bad Company, they refused to turn to Allah. They didn't seek forgiveness. They were the ones who were arrogant, haughty. They didn't respect people who fulfill their rights and they didn't understand the rest were the creatures of
Allah subhanho wa Taala as well, no matter who you see they are also beloved to Allah. Allah created them as a test for you, how are you going to treat them?
So let's ask Allah. May Allah never ever make us from the party of the devil. I mean,
indeed the ones who oppose Allah and His Messenger, those will be amongst
the most humiliated.
The ones who oppose Allah and His Messenger, the ones who want to defy the laws of Allah and His messenger. People say no, it's no longer valid. I've heard a statement where people say no, the laws of inheritance are outdated Come on, man. We living in 2015 you tried to come and tell us about something which was laid down in 640 630
and we 1400 years down the line it's out dated men. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa Subhan Allah
How can you say that?
Well then don't call yourself a Muslim quite simple. Don't come and introduce different laws and still say I'm a Muslim means one who surrender surrender to what to the laws of Allah. So when Allah says cover you cover when Allah says it's Allah read Salah. If you say no, I don't want you haven't yet been a Muslim, meaning you haven't surrendered. You haven't surrendered yet.
It's just surrender. Allah says get up from your sleep you get up Allah says go sleep now you go sleep, don't eat this. You don't. If you're still interested in eating it, you haven't surrendered.
Your belly is more important than the law of Allah. A lot of people couldn't be bothered, couldn't be bothered.
I remember a few months back
we entered a bakery. And there was a lovely cake there.
And the friend Omar who I was worth said I want to buy this cake. I said you know what? Sometimes they actually spray a little bit of brandy on this thing here. He says no, can't be mad. Talking nonsense. I'm telling you it's a fact because he asked them
so anyway, he asked them and they said yeah, this they sprayed I'm not too sure exactly what it was. But it was some like a something to preserve the cake. And it was an alcoholic liquid.
So he looks at me says Well, I'm buying it anyway because I'm sure it's evaporated.
Allah forgive us.
So I had a little bit of a discussion and Alhamdulillah he understood and then he said, No, I want it's right. You know, meaning you're right. You won't but the reality is a lot of people are not even interested. They won't even bother. They say it's a cake How can you say it's cake?
Allah forgive us.
I think some non Muslims are more conscious about what they eat than Muslims. And they want to eat you know, organic stuff that which doesn't have any any preservatives and MSG and everything else and they don't want they want it to be gluten free and whatever else and they are interested in what carbs go into their bodies and how much protein goes in and what not and so on. And we as muslimeen they just bring
Come on, lack the word Mashallah typically Southern African Mashallah. I got one and a half year old daughter
and she was having a cereal in a title a ingenious lacquer. I said, Whoa, I was shocked. Mashallah, subhanho wa Taala bless her soul.
Indeed, the ones who oppose align His Messenger those will be among the most humiliated my mothers and sisters. We make mistakes we do fault like I said earlier, we dilly dally sometimes, but we're not doing it. to oppose Allah. That's the difference. We're not doing it to defy Allah. Any sin we've committed is never to defy Allah. It is out of human nature, weakness, weakness, that's what it is. And then we say Oh Allah, forgive me because I didn't defy you or Allah. I didn't want to fight with you. It was my weakness. I'm a human being. I did this I was wrong. Yes, forgive me. Allah will forgive you. Because you didn't defy Allah, you have a weakness. Sometimes you might not
still be strong. To do certain things. You need a little bit more strength, so you're not defying Allah. But here we're talking of those who defy, they oppose, they promoting something opposite to what Allah has promoted. And they telling you, Hey, this is from Allah, because they want to turn people away from the path of Allah. They want to convince you that what Allah has sent down is not valid anymore. It's not applicable. It's not serious. It's not important. Those are the ones Allah says Hang on. They can choose their path but they will pay for the choices they've made.
And when people say you free to choose what law you are, you are free to choose what good is
have common rubbish come from and shall have a human woman shall forgetful. Tell them, the truth has already come from your Lord now whoever wants can believe and whoever once doesn't need to believe, but there will be consequences for that choice you've made in Ballymena, those who are oppressed, we have prepared for them atonement, a punishment, some fire.
So when people say it's my choice, my decision correct is yours. I agree, no problem. But when you come licking your wounds will also tell you it was your decision, wasn't it? It was your choice, wasn't it? Allahu Akbar. And I know how to sing the song back to you.
Be careful, we make these decisions. Learn to consult, learn to ask opinion of those who understand the deen those who mean a lot to you see what they have to say not necessarily to accept what they say if it is in transgression, or if it is against the command of Allah and you don't and if it is a permissible matter you may or may not. And if it is something where they are correct and you are wrong, cut it, profit, throw it out, you will be happy.
So Allah says, Allah has written or decreed
Kitab Allah, Allah has written,
I will surely overcome now this is what he has written in inverted commas, okay, quotations,
I will surely overcome.
I and my messengers, Indeed, Allah is powerful and Exalted in Might. So what did Allah say, I will overcome, I will be the powerful, I will be the one to win at the end, myself and my messengers, I knew. That's what he was telling us. Indeed, a lie is powerful and exalted.
Now we are taught to be kind to parents, to be kind to family members, to be kind to everyone else, to be kind to Muslims, to be kind to non Muslims. Kindness is one thing, but obedience, in the disobedience of Allah is something a Muslim should not engage in to obey someone while disobeying Allah. Not at all. someone tells you, Hey, you know, what?
Can you please go to the shops and buy me some
pork, some bacon,
you've got to say, I will go to the shop and I'll buy you everything but not bacon, Allahu Akbar, why it's in transgression of Allah. Allah has command and instruction. So you can go and buy them. The drink the juice, when I say drink, we're not talking of alcoholics because it falls into the same category as bacon. But we're talking of perhaps water, and something else. That's permissible. You might want to get them some fruits and veggies and a few cereals and something else and so on and bring it back. No problem. You can do the shopping for people
from the old age home. Even if they're not Muslim, it's okay. It's a good deed. Brilliant.
But you don't transgress? Why? Because Allah comes first. So this last verse I'm going to read shows you that Allah comes first. And Ally's telling you that those who really love Allah.
Those who believe in Allah truly will not love people, beyond
that of Allah subhanho wa Taala
your love for your children, for your folks for your family must not exceed the love that you have for a lot. So Hannah hautala No.
So listen to what Allah says. And we end with this first, last verse of sort of agenda.
You will not find the people who believe in Allah and the Last Day having affection for those who oppose Allah and His Messenger, even if they were their fathers or their sons or their brothers or their kindred, those he has decreed within their hearts, faith and supported them with spirits who,
those who believe in Allah, so those who believe in Allah and the Last Day, they will not
have affection in their hearts for those who have opposed Allah transgressed against in the sense that they have defied they have picked on a war, people are at war with Allah and you are their best friend. That's what Allah is saying. You can't be people are at war with Allah help them extinguish that by repenting to Allah, but don't support them. That's what a blessing. So if there is a non Muslim and is not participating in fighting with Allah subhanho wa Taala in that sense, and he's not encouraging you to do that which is evil and bad, he's leading his own life and so on. There's no harm in being good to him. In fact, you are instructed to be good in kind and as I said earlier, to
fulfill the rights completely but here, we're talking of someone who is opposed to Allah and His Messenger in a way that there is defiance denial and active trial to divert you
From the right path,
and you cannot be friends such people. Allah says those who truly believe in Allah and the Last Day they will not have affection for such who oppose a lion is messenger, even if they happen to be their fathers or their sons or their brothers or their Kindred. So Allah says such believers, he has decreed within their hearts faith and supported them with spirit from him, and will admit them into the gardens beneath which rivers will flow wherein they will abide eternally known as gender.
Allah is pleased with them, and they are pleased with him.
Those are the party of Allah. You know, when we say his Bula we're not talking of some Shia group from Lebanon, no, we're talking of those who are with Allah subhanho wa Taala. His Bula Bula Bula These are the people who strictly follow what Allah says. That's what Allah says. Anyone who follows what Allah says is known as his Allah, the party of Allah, the group that is with Allah subhanho wa Taala. unquestionably, the party of Allah other successful May Allah subhanho wa Taala guarantee success in this world and next May Allah subhanho wa Taala open up doors, my mothers and sisters, what a beautiful day What beautiful lesson and we asked a lot to make it easy for us in every single
way in this world as well as the next May Allah bless you all, please pray for rain we desperately needed. I think we are struggling and suffering and perhaps there has been a prediction of maybe a drought. We hope and pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala will not let that happen in this part of the world. And we ask Allah to grant ease to all those who are suffering across the globe. There are too many to mention in too many nations and countries and places. May Allah subhanho wa Taala Have mercy on one and all sallallahu wasallam albaraka Allah Subhana Allah Subhana Allah Mohammed Hamdi Ganesha La La Land