Channel: Mufti Menk
Sisters Lessons from Harare, Zimbabwe
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smilla will hamdulillah was Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happy he Oman Voila. We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household, his companions. May Allah bless them all, and bless every one of us. I mean, my mothers and sisters Salatu Rockman I'm sure you may have heard last week, the repetition of these beautiful verses which is it of the favors of your Lord? Do you deny all mankind or gene kind? The two of you, which is it of the favors of your Lord, that which Allah has bestowed upon you? Which is it of the favors of your Lord? Do you deny? Allah subhanho wa Taala draws our attention to
just a few matters, a few issues. And he says these are great gifts.
If you take a look at what we actually have, we have so much more than what he has just made mention of. Similarly, when it comes to Islam in the children of Israel, a very interesting point that comes to mind is the fact that
they had very little compared to us. You know, when they were hungry, Allah gave them a certain type of meat and a few
grain is known as men and salwaar. I'm sure you've heard that. What was it, it was just grain. Imagine if I had to give you a grain every day and a little bit of one type of meat
every single day.
A lot of our little children, infants would get fed up of it, they wouldn't want it.
But on top of that, Allah says, that was a great gift of Allah for you. And they were happy, they were delighted. Yes, they came a time when Allah bless them with something afterwards. But Allah speaks about the garlic and the onion and so on. And Allah says, All children of Israel are children of the Prophet Jacob yaku Valley salatu wa sallam We bestowed upon you so many things. Imagine Allah speaks about some of the vegetables that he gave them. And then he says, These are the great gifts. Remember these gifts that We bestowed upon you when you had nothing? You had zero and we gave you and Allah says, What Doku Yeoman is enough, soon enough cinci so therefore, fear the day when none
shall avail another.
Fear the day. Allah throws an example. He says, I gave you everything, so you'd better be scared of the day you're going to meet me regarding your deeds, scared in the sense that you're fearful of the fact that your deeds may disgrace you. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not let that happen to us. So similarly, in this beautiful surah Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of so many things, he spoke of the seas, the oceans, the water, and so on. And now verse number 46, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, but for he who has feared the position of his Lord, or two gardens, Allah subhanho wa Taala is speaking about the gentleman that he has prepared for those who have feared his position, his position as the
maker, the cherisher, nourisher, sustainer, provider protector, and so on. So those who fear the one who's going to take account of their deeds, those who are worried, constantly worried about what deeds they've done, they seek forgiveness wherever they have faltered because they know they don't want those sins to be in the book.
And they continue doing good deeds because they know
that it's only through the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala when we are trying our best to do good deeds, that we will be able to achieve his happiness. So Allah says, For those who fear the position of the Lord, they are to garden So which is it of the favors of your Lord would you deny, he says, having spreading branches, the branches in those gardens will be spreading
the branches that are full of goodness, you know, the fruit so what's the point of having fruit very, very high up, nobody can get it. It's as good as not having it at all you need a professional to climb into the tree or you need some ladder or some escalator, elevator, whatever you'd want to call it, or the little drone going up and picking the fruit I'm sure they might have invented that by now. So for us when we see a tree full of beautiful fruit for example, you know, the leeches that we have in this part of the world some people call it like cheese we call it leeches
that if you've seen some of these trees, they are huge. And sometimes those which are right at the top are looking the most the brightest in color the best Mashallah and we wondering Wow, look at those and keep on looking keep on looking Mashallah.
If you're not ready to make an effort to climb or to send someone to pay someone to actually climb, then forget about it. So Panama, they just going to be taken eaten by the birds, the world's and what have you.
Also creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah says, These trees in heaven are not just going to be trees where you cannot reach out. Allah says they will have branches that are spread completely as per your liking. So which is it of the favors of your Lord would you deny
Subhan Allah, you know, it's going to be so close. So close to your hand that as soon as you turn your hand around the fruit will be in your hand. Subhan Allah, Allah says, thereafter, in both of them are two springs flowing to springs flowing
in both of these gardens, this is just a description of what you will get in general and the springs flowing. It's not confined to two but they will be to definitely if you'd like more, you just have to think about it and it's there. If you'd like to have a different type of a spring, it's there.
Was So which is it of the favorite
Have your Lord would you deny in both of them
are of every fruit two kinds one might ask how I don't know let's go when we enter general we're going to see every single fruit there will be two kinds of each fruit
one wonders what exactly is meant by that it's Allah Who knows? Khalifa kittens are two kinds of fruit
So which is it of the favors of your Lord would you deny
you know in this world we have fruit that is seasonal.
And I'm sure you know when the seasons especially in this part of the world where everything works Mashallah in terms of plantation, you know that this is the season this is when we will get watermelons This is when we will get oranges This is when we will get strawberries This is when we will get so and so so and so all these different fruits and at the moment Mashallah we have some beautiful oranges and we have lovely sugarcane Mashallah. So, we know that this is connected to the season and that we should get off season may not be as sweet as succulent. But when it comes to gentlemen, there is nothing like that. There is no season the anytime, is season, anytime, whatever
you want you can have. So Allah says, which is it of the favors of your Lord? Do you deny they are reclining on beddings whose linings are of souk brocket
and the fruit of the two Gardens is hanging low.
This is a different description imagine. Okay, I'm going to take you for a moment to the seaside. Okay. So someone reclining
and just enjoying
and we're not talking of halal and harm in terms of what you're wearing and in terms of who may be there and not I know your mind might be going there that I wonder why he's saying this. But we're talking about a private beach all of you all you know yourself. You and your loved ones. That's it.
And what happened
as you lying down, you're wishing for some juice some fruit and the next thing you know, you just turn around and you see the tree The fruit is dangling hanging right in front of your nose so panela imaginary and which fruit the fruit of your choice as you think desire Mashallah, whatever you wish. Is there it
amazing and and you just reclining so Allah says these people will be reclining on beddings. And at the same time, the fruit of the two Gardens is hanging low. How does it come? I don't know from both gardens, I still don't know. It's Allah. He's just described it. He said, hang on, it's coming. This is what you're going to be having? A lot of so do you still deny the favours of your Lord upon you, he bestowed upon you so much he's blessed you with so much. The difficulty is man looks at what he does not have. He always complains, his complaints are based on what he does not have.
But looking at what you do have sapan Allah
and Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of the whole of gentlemen. And Allah says in them or the whole, limiting their glances, untouched before them by men or gin. Now the whole here describing the special women of gender, there is a big discussion regarding the whole. And there is a question as to what will the women get if the men get home.
And you know, this debate continues and it goes on. There are some narrations that do explain the status of a woman and how higher she will be, then all of these put together. You won't be
intimidated, and you won't feel insecure, because you will be absolutely stunning. Completely far above all of these put together at the same time. What will you get? Well, I tell you something.
The truth is, you get what you want. That's what Allah says in the Quran. And he makes it quite clear. And I think it's shaped line who makes us debate and argue. I remember someone saying that. Oh, if I get this, I don't want to go to heaven. slovo. Okay, so didn't really want to go to hell. That's the other option.
That's the other option. So you have no option but to hope to go to heaven. So panel nine to work towards it. What you're going to get in the, trust me even if Allah didn't tell us anything. It was okay. There are still a million things, a billion things and countless things he has not told us about gentlemen, but we still want to go there. He hasn't. He's only you know, this is just a description, the tip of the iceberg. That's it. He still hasn't even described so many things to ask because you need to go there in order to be able to appreciate what there is but he has said nobody will
Let down not a single person will feel that what they have is below what they would have wished for and wanted and not a single person will feel that Allah has led them down nobody.
So then, what are you going to get? Well the answer is you get what ever you wish for. But there's only one condition. What's the condition you wish for it in paradise. From now this brain doesn't have the capacity to wish for something that it doesn't know Chapin Allah. On Friday we spoke about how the previous nations had less than us in terms of quality and how we have much more than them in terms of quality yet they felt they were in heaven. You know if the pharaoh who was
so proud of his pyramids had to come here and see Burj Khalifa. I'm sure he'd faint
if he saw, for example, the lifts the elevators that gets you up there in 59 seconds,
almost a kilometre going up 800 meters.
I think he would actually go dizzy Subhanallah definitely. And he would think that all these pyramids and everything was just a waste of time completely. It's so ancient people only go there to say hello to him. That's it. There's nothing as no one will go and live in those pyramids today. Nobody.
All those kings who used to pride themselves, with all their chariots, and all their horsemen, and their carriages. If they had to see your little Toyota, they go disease.
Completely dizzy, even if it's just a ronix. Trust me, they will also get the ronix.
It's amazing how we have so much. So if they were wishing they would never have been able to dream or think of surgeries to do tawaf. And Amara,
They wouldn't I'm not talking of its permissibility or prohibition. I'm just saying it's there.
I was thinking, the way Bluetooth works and Wi Fi works and the way our phones work and WhatsApp works and the way the remotes work and the way everything works. Imagine if people 200 years ago, were told to wish for what they want in paradise. And they said, we wish we can fly in the sky. For us, we are already flying in the sky, we've got their paradise, it's here already. But we still less appreciative than they are than they were.
I wish I could see my son who's in the other part of the world when I talk to him. Firstly, you wish to talk to him that we could speak to him. Since whenever, before we were born, technology was already there, to be able to place a call with the operator and receive it half an hour later An hour later. And then speak to whomsoever you wish across the globe for as long as they also had some similar facility. But today, you don't have to wish anymore. People take it for granted. You don't realize the gift of Allah, this little WhatsApp that you have is actually such a big gift of Allah. And people say no, but that was made by a man man's brain who gave men the brain. It was Allah,
Allah allowed it to happen. Allah says whatever you do, we allow you to develop to the limit that we wish. And this is why WhatsApp was not invented in the sixth century BC.
Allah only allowed it to happen now.
So with these sophisticated minds and brains of our Subhana Allah, we, as much as we think we know what we want in general, voila, he by the time 100 200 years pass, people will be flying like birds, maybe you know, you might laugh at it today. But it's anything is possible.
If you think about how
over the oceans,
so many 1000s of feet above sea level,
a distance that was not even dreamt of at the time to be covered. People never ever covered that type of distance. You cover it in two hours, five hours, you're ready. If I need to go for example, to Australian 10 hours later, I'm gay if I want
so the point I'm raising is for you to start saying I want this in Paradise and that in Paradise, you might have the worst thing compared to everyone. If those people wish that they had the best carriages today, they wouldn't even allow them on the streets. Do you agree? The carriages are not allowed on our streets unless you have a special permit.
So it's foolish for us to say okay, in heaven, I'd like to have this and that and you're talking about your own house. A beautiful shower, you know, and I'd like like a nice kitchen. So many cooks Subhanallah too many cooks spoil the broth. Remember that scene?
So you want whatever you want, according to your brain and capacity. This is why Allah says, We're not going to explain too much to you just believe us that you don't know much, just believe us, and you will never understand it. When you get there, you will be baffled, bewildered, you will be amused, amazed, you will be pleasantly surprised to see things you'd never imagined. Allah says, If you imagine something, it's not going to be in heaven, because you could imagine it. heaven. Heaven is beyond imagination. If you ever saw something, it's not going to be in heaven.
You must be thinking, my husband,
Allah forgive us.
He won't be there. No, he won't. Not in exactly the same body as he had here in the world. But in something totally different, so unique, that you will only want him no matter how you didn't get along in this world.
So Panama, the same applies to you.
When he sees you,
he will wander
so parallel that
he could have seen anything and everything else, you still only opt for you. That's it.
Imagine how you feel? Wow.
And I know what the question is on your minds. But what about those holes? That being spoken about? Don't worry about them? Allah says you don't worry. This is the this is what Allah says in the verse of the Quran as well. He touched the he fuzu what Allah
once you get to Jenna, what ever you wish will be yours. You want to be more beautiful than all the holes put together? Trust me, it's done. Considering done and over. You want to be whatever you want to be done.
One day one of the scholars was asked that. So if the men get the women, what will the women get? He said, Well, simply the men for us.
So Panama, it's only who from amongst the men, you will get a question. Let's wait. Let's get there and see.
You know, you will be in very good company. The companionship will be absolutely brilliant. Do you know that the verses that speak about being in the company of the greatest and the closest to Allah subhanho wa Taala Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the other messengers and those who are very close to Allah, it's not confined just to males. No. The Quran doesn't say it's only for males. You'll be in good company, the best of companionship, you dream of it, you think of it, and it's done. This is why I decided to spend a few moments explaining to say my sisters Don't get upset. When people say, you know, these guys are gonna get that what are we going to get? Someone asked me
once that I'm a female in this world, not by choice. What if I want to be a male in the next? You know what I said? Speak to Allah, not to me, who knows Allah might give you what you want. I'm not your God. I don't know what he has prepared for you.
Then she asked me, is there anything to say? That I will be a female in the next world? I said, Look, I prefer to remain silent. I haven't come across anything. And the best thing is, let's get to gender first. Once you there, trust me, you will never ever be let down and whatever you can think of with that perfect brain of yours. Once you are there will definitely definitely be yours and yours alone you will have it so whatever you want, you can hold Allah, Allah says can Allah
what Allah has promised you is a promise that you can ask him about you can hold him responsible for it. That's what he says. So you can say to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah Allah you promise that we will get what ever we wish and you said that you are accounting meaning you are hold we can hold you responsible for what you've promised us this is the meaning of the term Why didn't my school and a promise that you can question regarding you can actually ask about you ask about so now you're a lot I want this this this this this do you think I was gonna say no, we were just joking. Stuff Illa Do you think I was gonna say no, you're not gonna get it starfield.
Allah is the most truthful when he told you he will give you what you want. All you got to do is go there. So now people think to that you know what this is crossing my mind. I tell you how it's crossing your mind shape and the devil doesn't want you in heaven because he was expelled from it. He doesn't want you in heaven. So he makes you lose focus by starting to think about so many other things. If you want to own I'm going to give you a simple example. If you want to own
a machine Mercedes s class for example, the latest the new ones, you know, those AMG those, those g 65. They call them
you want to own one of those
You cannot just keep on thinking about it sit back and say, Look, this guy, he promised that if I pay him the money, I will get it. So now let me start thinking I you, you show is going to give it to me? I don't think so that I don't think so. You know, when I go there with the money, he's not going to give it to me. I doubt it is too too too stuck to it. I don't even think he's got it. number one. Number two is even if he has he's probably give it to someone else. I don't even know. You keep on thinking in the process. You know what happens? You didn't go to work. So you didn't earn the money. You just kept on thinking and you didn't even try you didn't even work towards it.
The little money that you did have you spent it on food, clothing and everything else, your capital got eaten. So by the time you saw the vehicle, even at half price, you still didn't have the money. But you kept on wishing and wishing and hoping and thinking and at the same time. shavon made you come and have negative thoughts that you're not going to get it rather you work hard, very very hard. You earn the money you get there, you pay for it. You get the vehicle now it's yours.
Now something similar happens with us when it comes to gender. We keep on thinking Jenna, yeah, Jenna, what are you doing to work towards it? shaytan is making you lose focus by making you think, Hey, I don't think I'm going to get this in general. I don't think I'm going to get that a Allah promised us this and wonder, oh, he's gonna get hoarse. I don't want to go, I don't want to go. I don't know go for what, why? why you think so negative. So what if he gets the whole dounia and whatever that you eat, he's not even going to get the dunya because the dunya is not going to be there dunia meaning this whole world is not going to be there.
The people will be there in different bodies, perfect whoever you had issues with in this world, that you will have no issues with them there.
If they've made it to the same place, if they haven't, we haven't been one of us is at a loss.
So the moral of this whole talk is work towards gentlemen, read your Salah dress appropriately worshipped none but Allah follow the footsteps of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, be strict on yourself, keep on hoping make dua to Allah supplicate, ask him keep on asking him and understand fully well that you will get what ever you wish for. Once you intergender when we die, we definitely going to a much much better place than this place here where stuff. So many things are happening that are quite negative as part of the test that we have been placed in.
So work towards it, don't let shaytan make you lose focus, even for a moment when shaytan makes us lose focus. You know what he makes us think it makes us think oh, all these negative thoughts and we start becoming despondent, depressed, then when you die, you end up going to another place instead of heaven you on the other side.
Now, why not let that happen to us. So don't lose focus, don't worry about what people are going to get focused on what you will be getting each other focus on focus on getting there. In fact, focus on getting there.
travel to a country that they really wish to travel to, for example, they when they get a date, they realize you know what, we might have planned that we will spend our holiday this way. But now that we've got here, we want to do it in a different way. So no problem handling that you may never ever know exactly what it's all about until you go there.
So I hope that little explanation would have helped us because every time I read the word hole, I feel sorry for the women of our world, not because I feel that they won't make it a not because I feel that they will because they start becoming depressed at the very thought of the oldest being there. A lot of women will ask you a question a look, what about bees just explained to me, this is what it is. And you know the way the non Muslims were detained, some uneducated Muslims were did they make it seem like women, men will only be working in order to get holes in in heaven. That's not true.
That's not what men are working for. They working to get to gender, whatever you get in general is besides the point we know we're not going to be let down. That's all we know. Whatever we get will make us happy. Whatever it is. The same applies to the women we know whatever you get will make you happy and whatever you wish for you shall get.
And some of the non Muslims make it sound really rude, really ugly.
And that's perhaps because their minds are dirty as well. That's the only thing they think about that not be the case.
So this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
reclining upon the cultures lined with silk and the fruit of both of the gardens will be near at hand. Then which is it of the favors of your Lord, have you denied wearing both?
See this is a different explanation.
In the normal or on
the same verse regarding the whole and the description of
restraining their glances when both will be casilla to turf.
Fie Hinako 02. Perfect. So he says, The chaste females the wives restraining the glances, desiring none except their husbands with whom no man or gin
has touched before then. Now, this is referring to two things. One is the fact that women won't desire more than what they've been given. And the same applies to men, they won't desire more than they will be satisfied with that, but at the same time, like I said, if you do desire, and if you do wish, for anything, it will be used, whether or not you do that's a different question altogether. Like, if I were to ask a little child, for example,
asked me, What do you want, and I give it to you. So they asked me whatever they want in terms of chocolates and sweets, and Mashallah. And they get it. Because children, that's normally what they like candy and whatever else. And if they didn't ask me for something, and they happy with what they have Alhamdulillah that's it. But if they happen to then ask me still beyond that, then I need to fulfill my promise.
Now, this example is far higher when it comes to Allah subhanho wa Taala. It's nowhere near the example of mankind, if Allah tells you, you get what you want, you will get what you want. So the second important point that we derive from this,
is the fact that the glances will be restrained out of choice. Everything that happens is out of choice, you're not conscripted to it, you're not forced to, to restrain your glances. But you have something such that you won't want to look at anything else, and you just won't desire to look elsewhere. So it is reported that when the person enters gender, you know, one of the narration speaking of one of the last people to intergender, it says when he enters when he sets foot as he's going in, he stops because of what he sees the detail of his own garden, and he stands on the same spot for 500 years, just looking, looking at what looking at whatever belongs to him. Whatever he
can see from that door, the doorway.
It's 500, whole years, he hasn't yet thought about going in, because he's still standing there appreciating, there's no issue of hunger, there's no issue of anything else. There's no issue of going to the loo. There's no issue of anything, because that's gender.
So this is something amazing. And this is why we say my mothers and sisters will lie. And I'm saying this for the third time, let's work towards getting to gender, rather than focusing on little items we might think that we don't have or someone else will have better, and so on. So it's important for us to focus on paradise.
So Allah says,
which is it of the favors of your Lord? Do you deny? This is repeated so many times in this beautiful surah?
Allah says, as if they will rubies and coral allies describing the beauty of the women. Imagine if the holes are like rubies and coral, what would you be like? So panela
like a piece of jewelry, like something really unique? Whatever you'd like to be.
So which is it of the favors of your Lord would you deny is the reward for good anything but good, when you do good do you think allows me to give you anything but good in return. And this verse is unique because it is used also to teach a lesson to every one of us that when someone does good to you, you do good back to them in return. You don't become ugly to someone who's done good to you. Sometimes people do good to us their whole lives in person, they have never harmed us. But we begin to harm them by backbiting and so on. If you really ask yourselves, those whom you speak bad about those whom you may have heard, have they really hurt you? The answer in a lot of cases is no. They
haven't done anything but good. Or we just believe rumor, or we just heard something. Why do you want to harm someone who has only done good to you? This is why we say my mothers and sisters. When someone does good to you, do good to them in return. If you cannot do good to them in return, the minimum is to not harm them. SubhanAllah today, I firmly believe that your best friend is the one who does not harm you. That's it.
When I when I say that, I mean when you are grading friendship, you need to consider the fact that this person never ever did anything against me. They are like top notch in the world. It's hard to get those type of people now, especially among our own circles, like you know, each one's personal circle
because don't expect goodness from people nowadays.
They might, it might not happen. But if they haven't harmed you, they could you know, people talk bad about you, they can get up and walk out or at least tell them Look, guys, don't talk about this person, let's go away, I'm going, that's good enough, that's actually stopping from harming. They didn't harm you. They didn't participate in any harm, nothing at all. But Allah says Originally, the contents of the recompense of goodness
can it be anything besides goodness people do good to you go and do good to them? Go back and do good to them Mashallah, they are still people like that. But I'm saying they're very rare, very rare.
So this is regarding Allah when he gives Jenna he will say, you try it, didn't you? Well, here I've given you, the you are, is the recompense of the good that you did anything besides what we've given you in terms of goodness.
So Allah says, So which is it of the favors of your Lord? Would you deny what Allah does? And if you think about it, my brothers and sisters, have you ever heard of the scales of justice for the Day of Judgment, where your deeds will be put on the scale? We've all heard it, we believe it. It's part of our Eman and aqeedah. So
when your deeds are put on the scales, Allah's mercy dictates that he will just look at which side is heavier, and He will give you your final abode, or he will give you your place of going to based on that, if you have more good deeds than bad, you go to general he will ignore the bad deeds. There's only one bad deed he won't ignore, and that is sheep. This is why we keep on speaking about sheep. And this is why those who don't like people to talk about sheep have got something wrong with them, it means they may be guilty of participating in it. The reason is, you will never be upset you will never ever be angry when people warn you about the biggest thing that upsets a lot that is not
forgiven and not unforgivable by Allah subhanho wa Taala. If a person dies in the condition, to associate partners with Allah, to worship sticks and stones and graves and other people, whether they are angels or prophets or anything else, you worship Allah and Allah alone, that's what he says, The minute you've worshipped anything besides Allah, your chances of going to gender become diminished, and they could be new if you die in that condition, zero, no chance. So I'd rather talk about shift my whole life to everybody to say, Hey, be careful. Watch out, stop worshipping this person. Stop worshipping these stones. Stop worshipping this shoe, stop worshipping this piece of
hair, stop worship, you worship Allah, Allah alone. Yes, you do believe that this may be a respectable item. This might be a prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala. This may be Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and you and I know he's the highest of all creation. You know, he's the best you know, he's right at the top. But that does not make him a deity, nor does it make him Allah nor does it make him fit for us to end the acts of worship to he alone. He Himself said do not worship anyone but Allah, similar to Jesus May peace be upon him, those who started worshiping Him, they've lost the plot.
shaitan use the same plan with Jesus. And he uses the same plan with a lot of the Muslims. When it comes to worshipping Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, they are people who worship Him. Literally, they put their heads down on the ground for him and for others and they say we are too dirty to go to Allah. So we need to, we need to prostrate to our chef and the chef will prostrate to the Prophet and the prophet will prostrate to Allah. That's even worse than the Christians to be honest with you. with them, there's only one level between them and then
some of them
so this is a warning. This is why Allah says hey, you will be careful of association of partnership with Allah we will do the rest.
We will give you a paradise don't worship anyone but the one who made you common logic and since Allah wouldn't ever have created us without giving us the brain to arrive at a conclusion that you need to worship Him alone who made you finished?
No one else no matter who what, why, how nothing we won't we worship Allah, Allah Allah.
So when the scales of justice are put certain deeds are very very heavy, bad deeds, like cheap, so heavy that they will outweigh all the good you've done throughout your whole life. So people say look, I've read Salah I've done this, I've given the car before Hajj 20 times, I go for twice a year I do this, I do that and how will my good deeds be less in terms of weight than my bad deeds, while the one bad deed known as association of partnership with Allah is heavier than any good deed you could have ever done and the whole collection of the same deeds.
So this is why Be careful. But at the same time, it's at the mercy of Allah that He puts the deeds on the scale. So if you try and you're a movement you believe in Allah alone, you follow the footsteps of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam as best as you can you seek forgiveness every single time. Each time you seek forgiveness, your good deeds actually become heavier. So seek forgiveness every single day. And so then when the deeds are put on the scale, at least you see that the good deeds are heavier. So then we get general.
So Allah says the reward of good
would be good which is it of the favors of your Lord Do you deny?
And Allah describes something even beyond that he says, and below them both in excellence are two other gardens. Look here another two gardens.
These two gardens are two springs. Now there's another two gardens. And Allah says, So which is it of the favors of your Lord? Would you deny dark green in color? dark green in color, mood harmattan which is it of the favors of your Lord? Do you deny?
This is where the color green comes from, you know, people put green everywhere green, green, green, so panela so they say green is a color of gentlemen, the truth is, in general are all colors. There are so many colors in general, any color you want will be in general. And Allah describes a few colors being made mention of so this is the color green, it is indeed soothing to the eye. Even the doctors will tell you that those who know they will tell you you know when you look just looking at the greenery, it will suit your mind it soothes your soul it soothes everything, it actually improves your eyesight as well. Don't laugh at me.
That's a gift of Allah.
Imagine gains or losses dark green in color. So which is it of the favors of your Lord would you deny? in both of them are two springs spouting?
These are another two springs. So which is it of the favors of your Lord would you deny? in both of them are fruit and palm trees and pomegranates These are some of the fruits that we know that are being made mention of but the quality of them in paradise will be totally different. They'll be called pomegranate but they will be something else.
They will be called palm trees but they will be something else.
So which is it of the favors of your Lord? Do you deny in them are good and beautiful? Whole Again, Allah speaks of the whole I don't need to go back and rewind what I said but you know what I said don't you
hamdulillah. So don't be insecure. Every time you hear the word hold. I know ally I know of women, young girls as well, who gets so so uneasy when the word old comes about and they start shaking their head you know, here I am struggling with all my cosmetics trying to make myself look okay. And I keep saying hold you know, Allah forgive us.
So Allah says, which is it of the favors of your Lord, do you deny
fair ones reserved in pavilions, he has a large description, I don't know how to explain it and I won't. how Allah wants it and whatever Allah intends with it, he knows best. Here's just a translation you heard it. And that's good enough Subhan Allah meaning they're gonna look really hot Mashallah. They're gonna look really good and where they're going to be Subhana Allah is is in a really really good place. And what we do know is you're going to look even hotter and you're going to be an even better place. So each time you think of wholesale Wow, at least I'm going to be better than that. Mashallah, So which is it of the favors of your Lord? Do you deny untouched before them
by men or gin?
So which is it of the favors of your Lord? Would you deny reclining on green cushions, and beautiful fine carpets?
reclining on green cushions and beautiful fine carpets Mashallah Allah described and imagined, for those of us who don't have these green cushions, and we don't have carpets. And we don't have whatever I was describing here. In terms of the worldly items, obviously heavenly we none of us have it yet. But in terms of worldly items, worldly materialistic items, yes, if you don't have it, don't worry, you will one day have far better than whatever anyone in this world has had. So Allah says, which is it of the favours of your Lord? Would you deny? blessing is the name of your Lord owner of Majesty and Honor? upon Allah bless it is the name of your Lord, owner of Majesty and Honor, my
brothers and sisters, we heard beautiful verses of Surah Rahman. And also an explanation of part of it, not all of it, but at the same time, I hope it's brought it closer to our understanding. And at the same time, my mothers and sisters Let's all work towards gender, so that we earn paradise there are a few parts of it that I intentionally did not go deeper into, because it's good for us to leave certain things for us to see when we get to gentlemen, what exactly Allah subhanho wa Taala has in store for us. And like I say, and I will end on this note, you will never ever be let down by what Allah gives you. And no matter what you want, what ever you think of what ever you wish for whatever
comes across your mind, you will definitely get it on condition that you ask for.
Think about it in paradise. You don't think about it in advance before you go there. You think about it when you are there, then you think about it and it's yours. May Allah subhanho wa Taala. grant that to us. May He grant us gentlemen, forgiveness of our shortcomings, and May he accept the little few good deeds that we've done. And May He grant us all the best of both worlds in May he make us happy in this world as well as the next was on Allahu wa salam o Baraka, Allah, Allah Mohammed