Channel: Mufti Menk
Sisters weekly lesson from Harare Zimbabwe
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah you are Allah Allah He was happy here.
We praise Allah Subhana Allah to Allah We thank him upon all conditions, we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household all his companions, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless them all. And to bless every single one of us. I mean,
my mothers and sisters, these are beautiful verses of surah tilapia, the second half or the last portion of this beautiful surah where Allah subhanho wa Taala asks many questions. And these questions are in order to draw our attention to the gifts of Allah subhanho wa Taala those that he has bestowed upon us and we take for granted starting with the question
Allah says, We have created you. So why do you not believe we have created you? So why do you not believe? Now if you take a look at Islamic monotheism, you would come to realize that Allah has test for us is that we worship Him alone. And the most important word is alone.
singularly one, it is known as to heed the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's what Islam is based upon, which means it is wrong for us to worship anyone or anything besides he who made us. So when you want to render an act of worship,
two things need to happen. One is you need to render it solely for whoever made you, whoever created you, that's what are that's who you are rendering the act of worship for. And that is a lot meaning the worshipped one, he is the one I worship. So whenever I say Allah is the Greatest, what I'm saying is He who made me is the greatest he who is in control of every aspect of my existence is the greatest, he whom I'm going to return to when I die is the greatest. That is called worshiping one. Allah subhanho wa Taala. It doesn't mean there are many unless it's just one Allah, but we say worshiping he alone. Now, if you take a look at the term La Ilaha, Illallah, Muhammad Rasulullah
there was a time will people translated it into the English language saying, there is no God, but Allah, I'm sure you've heard that there is no God, but Allah, and Mohammed May peace be upon him is his messenger. If you take a look at the translation, it's not accurate. The reason is, one might argue there are many gods How can you say there is no God?
There is no God, but Allah, someone might say, well, the Hindus have Gods the others have Gods people have gods, even some of the Muslims worship deities besides a lot out of ignorance, or, you know, making big mistakes, whatever. Similarly, you have Christians worship the cross, some of them worship Jesus, who happens to be a creature of Allah subhanho wa Taala, even though very noble, very lofty, and so on. So people worship sticks and stones and animals and graves, and they call them gods, they say, the God, the sun is the god of this, and the moon is the God of that and they have the God of whatever else, they have God. So if you say there is no God, it's a statement that one
might argue is wrong. There are so many calls. So what is the proper translation? Lama Buddha be hacking that would be happening is of essence, there is no god worthy of worship. besides Allah, you saw the difference. One says there is no God but Allah, someone can say, Well, there are so many gods besides Allah.
But the point is, we don't worship any one of them besides Allah because none of them are worthy of worship besides Allah. So now the statement becomes correct. There is no god worthy of worship besides Allah, you see where we get that from? It's the translation. This is why we say in Arabic, it's clear when you say la ilaha, it means there is no god worthy of worship.
besides Allah Illa Allah besides Allah, so we need to say it in the English language in the Arabic If we were to interpret it or say it in the long form, it would be lamb Abu Dhabi hunting a llama, there is no one worthy of worship besides Allah.
So this is something very interesting Allah says nothing of Allah Kanaka we made you How can you worship everything besides us? We made you you don't take a risk. You should not be taking a risk you should say oh, you who made me You are the greatest, or you who made me I put my head on the ground for you. Oh, you who made me You are the one. That's it. So this is why Allah says nothing of Allah kanakam falola to so deikun we have created you. So why do you not believe?
For a tomato noona Have you seen that which you emit? Now Allah is drawing our attention to how insignificant man is and how he started off being just a droplet of semen. So Allah says, Have you seen what you emit? This is addressing the menfolk and addressing human beings at large to say, at the point where you were just a droplet of semen. Allah says, Do you see what you emit? Is it you who created it? Or we the Creator, who created it? Don't come and tell us all this is nature. And it just happened. Coincidentally, we were apes before swinging from tree to tree and so on. No, no, we will not apes, maybe those who said it might have been apes, not us. So this is what it is. So one
might say well, what is the difference now?
Islam we believe that human beings are not just Islam, Judaism, Christianity share the belief that we were created from Adam. And Allah created the form of a human being much bigger, much taller than us. And he said, Be and it was he was created, Adam May peace be upon him. So now there are discoveries of, you know, fossils, and so many other things, and the old skeletons that are carbon dated to millions of years, and they say that man was just like apes. So what does Islam say about that? Because they bring you the whole skeleton, and they show you listen, here's the evidence way, how can you say that it's wrong, we are showing it to you in front of your nose. So we have a simple
answer. That was a different species that wasn't men, those were real gorillas and apes, and whatever else you want. So today, if someone shows me a fossil of a monkey, it doesn't make him a human being. You go and see, look, go to the zoo, the one we have nearby here,
the chimpanzee there looks quite close to human beings. So if they found a fossil of a chimpanzee that existed some years back some centuries ago, or millions of years ago, it doesn't make it evolution of man, that chimpanzees still exists. And if they've become extinct, there are so many species that have become extinct. So it doesn't make it man, there is no evidence to prove that it wasn't, we will not create it from Adam. So therefore, we won't accept it. So it's a simple answer to say you're talking of a different species. Now, my brothers and sisters, when you talk of evolution, what is the meaning of evolution? When people say theory of evolution? Does Islam accept
it? Some people say yes. And some people say no. The answer is, it depends what you're talking about. If you are talking of the one part of the theory that states that we were from apes, then we reject it, totally. But if you are speaking of another part of the theory that states that men adapts to his environment, then yes, Allah says that men does adapt to his environment. So you have people who are dark skinned in certain areas, people who are light skinned people who are hairy people who lacked that hair and so on. People have adapted to different conditions of weather and different conditions of their surroundings. Yes, we definitely do believe that, that is a portion of
what they call the theory of evolution, it doesn't mean we accept the entire theory. I hope you follow what I'm saying. So when people speak of this theory, we say, look, whatever Allah has spoken about, if it happens to fall within some of what these people have called a theory, we will accept it because Allah has said it. And as for the part that says that we are from animals and apes, and we will not actually human before and you know, for that we will disagree and we will say no way we believe in Revelation.
And like I said, it's not just the Muslims, it's the Jews and the Christians. And even people have a few other religious beliefs who will confirm that we were created from a single man, therefore thereafter a female and thereafter we spread onto the earth. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, That's that droplet of semen, did you create it? Or did we create it? We have decreed death among you, and we are not to be outdone. Wow. Look at the power of Allah. Allah says, We have decreed death.
From the time you were in your mother's womb, we decreed when you were going to be born, when you were going to die, which means you are here for a purpose. Do not fool yourself, my mothers and sisters, never fool yourself. Don't fool yourself that I'm here to enjoy, to have to this to that enjoyment is a gift of Allah that you get a little bit of Yes. But Allah says, We will also let you taste sadness, to show you who is the greatest, we will also let you go through days when you do not get what you want to show you who is the control of everything you have, we will also let you go through days when your health will be failing to show you who is the Comptroller of health, we will
also go We will also let you go through something known as death to show you that this world was not everything. It is definitely just a passing phase, a stage a testing ground and you will cross beyond.
So Allah says, the fact that Allah created or decreed death already should prove to you that you are here on earth for a short purpose, or should I say for a short time and a specific purpose?
Subhanallah It's amazing. And this is why we believe that when a person dies, they will go down into their graves. That grave is actually a garden from the gardens of Paradise or a pit from the pits of hell. It's up to you to decide which way you would like to go and you work towards it. You have to work towards it. Because if you do not work towards what you would like to achieve, then how do you expect a lot to give it to you.
Don't just say Allah is already predestined where I'm going to go so let me sit back and relax because then the foolishness of sitting back and relaxing
contributed towards ending where you ended.
I was already written whether you're going to pass your a levels or not. So let me just sit at home when alone would have written that you are going to be so stupid to sit at home not even enroll at a school or college and not even write the exam and you expected the certificate to actually
be sent by a fairy. fairies Masha. Allah subhanho wa Taala help us well, you'll get a job also from the same fairy and you will get also a lot of gold and silver from the same fairy that you can use and you can spend on people who believe in those fairies.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala, saying, we have decreed death among you, and we are not to be outdone.
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then Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
We are not to be outdone in in that we will change your likeness
and produce you
in that form, which you do not know.
Now, this is something interesting because an alternative meaning has also been given. I'm reading the footnote here it says in that we will replace the likes of you with others on earth and create you in the hereafter in that which you do not know. So Allah is telling us we have decreed death upon you and when you die, we replace you with someone else. You're great, great grandchildren, you may never see them, they will take your place. The house you are living in now, if it was built in 1948 like a lot of the houses in this area perhaps a little bit earlier.
1948 the houses in Belvedere
1945 so on, you don't know who lived there what happened a lot took them away. Today you are staying there. You don't even know what happened. Many of us don't even know if gruesome murder took place where we are and then we getting all these nightmares. And we don't know why.
Allah subhanho wa Taala help us.
And you don't know you don't know what's going on. But Allah says, Look, it's simple. The fact that you don't know who was in this house 20 years back already shows that this life is very temporary, very temporary.
I remember recently I stumbled across photographs of the house I live in many, many years back and it looked like such a different place. Nobody would believe it's the same place that you're living in now. Because you make these little changes that you don't realize have facelifted the place or changed it completely. So Panama, that's the same to prove to you that you know what you're going to go people after you're going to change things, everything is going to change.
And there will be different people. So that's one of the translations is we will replace you with others who are different. And another translation is that you will be resurrected in a different body altogether in a way that you right now do not know you just have to believe. And we've spoken about this last week as well where we made mention of the fact that you resurrected in a different body.
So Allah says,
We will not be outdone, we are not to be outdone, in that we will change your likeness and produce you in a form that you do not know. So I've told you there are two translations to that.
And you have already known the first creation, Allah says,
So will you not remember
you've already known the first creation first creation, referring to who you are right now and those who were before you, you already know, you know quite a bit. So Panama,
you take a look at your grandfather, your great grandfather, the earliest of your forefathers whom you had met.
Think about them. You know them, don't you? You met them? Where did they go? What happened to them? Or when they speak to you about their folks and their parents? Who are your relatives?
Allah says this, all this is worth thinking about because it should bring you closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah says, will you not remember? And the reason why Allah says Will you not remember is there comes a time when you cannot remember you don't know.
You won't remember anything.
And then Allah says,
For it to matter how soon you want another sign of the greatness of Allah, well have you not seen the seed which you so
you know, here in Zimbabwe, the land is so Mashallah fertile, that if you were to throw seeds, even by mistake, it would grow.
Whether they're apples or bananas or whatever you you know, you've thrown lemon trees and so on. It happens.
So Allah says, Have you not seen the seed which you saw
Who made it who created this master plan that you sow a seed and the whole tree will grow and when the fruit from that tree grows, the inside that fruit or somewhere along that plantation will be seeds that will result in the continuation of the same plantation and the
producing of the same fruit or vegetable, whatever produce is there continuously
just through the seed and this is why there are people now who want to remove the seeds one of the dangers of it is they begin to control the food in the world.
There is no seed, you open a watermelon take a look at how many seeds they are. And we say
this one has no seeds. It's so sweet. It's lovely. Well there's a problem there because how are you going to how are you going to plant you're not going to get more you're going to be dependent on someone who took those seeds away.
So don't get too excited. We have seedless oranges wow lovely you know the beitbridge oranges sweet sweetest ever seedless someone's controlling some way enjoy the seeds. Five Will you crush them, bite them eat them, so one of them they a little bit of roughage will do you good dish Allah when I was a kid I remember we used to swallow these these watermelon seeds. And we were told that you know you better watch him he has because greenery will start growing from the little stem will shoot out of your ears. And as we grew older, a few hairs perhaps popped out of our ears.
Allah forgive us.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala is showing us His gifts he says, Have you not seen the seeds which use us? So? Is it you who makes it grow? Or are we the grower? Allahu Akbar, Allah is telling you pause oh man sit for a while think the greatness of Allah who causes the seed to grow? Is it you? Or is it us, this is why they say reading the surah regularly would improve your sustenance.
And the reason is not that Allah subhanho wa Taala will protect you from poverty in the way that you wish but in a way that he wishes. Look, Allah created things, nobody here can tell us in Zimbabwe that we've run out of vegetation if you were utilizing the land, the little piece of land that you have to plant
it's we're not in a desert, we're in the most fertile land. Some of the land here is perhaps you know, level one in terms of fertility on Earth.
Africa is known for that gift. So nobody can say I'm a poor person but you say I'm reading Soraka every day and I still can't pay my debts Well, there's a problem perhaps you did something wrong. Perhaps the the equation is not complete so on its own, it's not going to be able to assist to help just like that in a way that you wish but Allah shows you different things you have food provided for you have shelter provided for you have drink provided for you have so many other things, but you will need to make an effort over and above just reading verses of the Quran. You can't just say I need to pass my exam. So I need to read the surah of the Quran for example. And you just read the
surah no studying no swatting and you go back there for like a when they asked you about photosynthesis you can just give them a verse of the Quran and tell them I was reading this last night you need to answer the question
you need to have learned we need to have studied swatted
so the same applies here. You read it allies talking about you how you were born allies talking about the plantation? well read it with the meaning and this is why my mothers and sisters I always say a lot of the times we lose the plot because we haven't even known the meaning of these verses and why is it that Allah subhanho wa Taala has kept virtue in certain verses and it's amazing that if we were just to ponder over the vs we would be receiving and achieving a lot of goodness. Take a look at surah Allah Masha, they call it pseudo Tisha and Surah Taha, Our Lady that Sasha these two soldiers we know them have by heart since we were kids, we've learned them we've memorized them. Do
you know how powerful they are? What will lately either suggest the word Mauer dakara bukoba makala on its own, would actually call you down Calm you and really make you a person whose stress and depression and tension is all gone. If you understood it and believed in it. Allah is telling you our dakara bookmark Allah, Allah did not forsake you he did not leave you he's not angry with you. things didn't happen your way doesn't mean I was upset with you.
So panela The same applies to to or to, shall we, Allah speaks about in the Marlowe's reuse and indeed with hardship, they will always be ease. Don't think you're not going to get hardship because you won't know what is is unless you have tasted hardship.
Subhan Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us read the meanings of the Quran, the verses and then you will
Understand, so lysing look at the seed here, the seed that you saw now imagine if someone says well I didn't show any seed I'm just waiting for the produce to be given from you or Allah you are the Sustainer and you've written how much I'm going to get 10 tomatoes I expect by tomorrow morning seven o'clock
Are you mad?
If you want to tinned tomatoes you should have planted the seeds and trust me in a few days time you will already see the shoots here in this country like I said thank Allah for him. There are others who can plant whatever they want it just doesn't grow because of the type of soil they have.
But no we're okay my grass must look nice my loan you know we got the greenest of loans you know some analog
and then we complain there's no vegetable we'll start eating grass lovely.
It's beautiful isn't it?
reminds me of this either love how Mashallah people who have these sheep and so on, you know, beautiful little sheep in their homes and, and they eat the lawn and people get upset.
Well, that's the food of the sheep. Allah subhanho wa Taala help us. Really we have been blessed by mothers and sisters, if you have traveled throughout the world, or even a few countries or if you've heard, we are blessed in 1,000,001 ways. And hamdulillah thank Allah, no electricity, no water, huge potholes on the streets, we are still perhaps some of the most blessed people on earth. Trust me, the peace, the contentment, you have the fact that you're, you know, you can sow seeds and they can grow you can have food and vegetation and so on. Subhan Allah, Allah He we, to say someone has died of hunger is actually an insult. It's an insult in a nation like this.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us goodness and ease and make us be thankful it's only through gratitude to Allah that you achieve more Yes, your days will be difficult, not all the days are going to be easy, you're going to have difficult days. But that does not mean that you are not living a luxurious life. Compared to the two others on the globe. I know of people living in first world countries, they don't enjoy their lives as much as we do my mothers and sisters Subhanallah I know of people who are living in first world countries who are totally depressed and suicidal, just because
they have made a few errors and mistakes when it comes to taking loans from banks. And they're paying back 20 times more than what they ever paid in the first place or received in the first place in order to make a payment for the furniture or what have you with us solve the problem, put the mattress on the floor.
And as we say hit the SEC Allahu Akbar
hamdulillah and you sleep beautiful sleep air condition, you don't really need a fan or an air condition here. As in in terms of desperation, it's not that hot that cold, no, the daytime temperature in this country will not go below approximately 15. And the it will not go above approximately 35 approximately, you might have a little bit here and there. You look at that mean, and that average, you can compete with the global weather you one of the best on Earth. So panela still, we have fans and heaters and air conditioning units. And nowadays, we cannot survive without it white room temperatures 23 My room is 26 those three degrees, I can't sleep. That's our children.
You notice, May Allah forgive us, really.
So we become depressed because of three degrees. That's it, and others are living 45 degrees and they still say Oh, it's cool today man. History was 50 law aka Allah for us, my mothers and sisters, I'm just mentioning this to draw your attention to the fact that we have been blessed by Allah subhanho wa Taala hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says here, if we will, we could make it dry.
And you would remain in wonder,
see the seeds Allah says, Is it you who made it grow? Or are we the grower if we wanted, we could make it dry debris.
And you would remain in wonder saying, indeed we are now in debt. So Allah subhanho wa Taala could cause that and he has and he does sometimes in order to wake people up to the reality that he is the greatest and to the reality that life is a test not every day will be the same. Today you made a huge profit in business you might have to close down your store in a few years time because it's no longer what people want to buy.
So Allah says, And have you seen the water that you drink? Allahu Akbar, Allah Subhana Allah Have you seen the water that you drink? Have you thought of it clear cut water, clear, beautiful, extremely tasty in this part of the world sweet water Mashallah sweet
If we had to bottle the water that we got in our own yards, the balls that we have, trust me we would be multimillionaires, the globe would wish for this water
people complain this the water that you get from the tap you know you can no longer drink it and so on. Trust me there are people who get brown water it looks like tea coming from the tap tea automatic Mashallah you just need to connect a little heat on the other side and you get pure tea.
We have a gift of Allah. We drink proper pure water and handler those who have boreholes you know this Masjid Mashallah it has water that is some of the best water that I've tasted in, in my life, I think Subhan Allah, and the whole world is allowed to come and collect water from here. they've kept it an open door policy. So panela you find Muslims and non Muslims coming in filling their drums? Why? It's a gift of Allah Subhana Allah so many gallons per hour, Mashallah. You have your water complete, absolutely amazing. quenching water.
And Allah says, Have you ever thought of it? That's what I say. Have you ever thought of it?
The water that you drink we ever thought of it. This is now connected to protection from poverty, it's actually sustenance. It's speaking about sustenance, Allah sustain you through providing water for you through letting the seeds grow for you. So you've got to make an effort, you've got to either drill a borehole or you've got to do something, you know, the well needs to be sunk, or you have to sow the seeds in order for them to to grow as implantation. You cannot just expect it to happen. But Allah saying it's there. Have you thought of it?
Is it you who brought this water down from the clouds? Or did we bring it down? Ask yourself who brought it down? Who gave you the water? Is it you? Or is it Allah who put it there for you? If we would, we could have made better
if we will, we could have made this water bitter. You would not be able to drink it. So why are you not grateful? Allahu Akbar. May Allah make us from among those who are grateful? Look at the question Allah asking. Allah says whenever you drink water whenever you drink any liquid, tell yourself if Allah wanted this could have been so bitter that I would not be able to drink it. So let me just be thankful to Allah. What did I say at the beginning sweet water. You know the limescale in water when it goes beyond a certain point, it's dangerous for your health, but up to a certain point, it actually makes your water sweeter. Did you ever know that?
are you grateful? That's a question I was asking verse number 17 analysis and have you seen the fire that you ignite? you light a fire? Is it you who produced it's three? Or are we the producer and tree here? refers refers to everything, the fossils and so on? Even the oil that you get from underneath the
ground? from beneath you, the fossil or whatever, however it has come about.
Allah says who provided that?
Have you ever thought of it? The fire that you ignite the tree?
who produced it you or was it us? who produced the tree? That's verse number 72, verse number 73. Allah says, We have made it a reminder and provision for the travelers.
When people are traveling, they need lights.
They need to ignite their stoves. They need to use things they need. So much someone might say, well nowadays there is electricity we'll take a look at how it is generated. Where did it come from?
who provided it
Allah says, So exalt the name of your Lord the most great
sub Bismillah that means say Subhana Allah
say, glory be to my Lord,
or the greatest.
Then Allah says, Then I swear by the setting of the stars follow Proxima b Mojave in June, I swear by the setting of the stars, and indeed it is an oath if you could know most great indeed it is a noble or an inner register well protected none touch it except the purified Subhana Allah here according to them of a serene what is being spoken about is allowed
Alma, it is the preserved tablet, or the preserved slate. In heaven where the Quran is written, Allah says, none touch it except the purified referring to the angels. Now some of the scholars make mention of the Quran itself. And the fact that if you want to touch it, you must be in a state of purity. You should not be in a state of Geneva and so on. That too, is a ruling that the jurists have made mention of. But here, Allah subhanho wa Taala is speaking of the preserved tablets, and then he says it is a revelation from the Lord of the worlds. So after Allah drew our attention to so much that he's given us, he says, I've sent you a reminder in the form of a Koran respected, read
it, understand it, put it into practice, and understand that it's a gift of Allah.
It is revelation from the Lord of the worlds
Subhana Allah, and Allah asks a question, is it due to this statement that you are indifferent?
this Quran, these words, you are indifferent?
Do you make thanks for your provision
that you deny the provider himself? How are you being grateful to Allah for what he gave you by denying him? That's a question.
And this is the state of a lot of people. Allah gives them health, Allah gives them wealth, Allah gives them good, Luke's Allah gives them sustenance, they have so much Allah has provided for them absolutely everything, but they are not interested in thanking Allah through obeying His commands, not at all or abstaining from his prohibitions.
Not at all. So Allah says, I am the provider, how are you thanking me?
are you thanking me by denying me? Is that thankfulness? Is that gratitude?
It's a question you need to ask yourself, we all need to ask ourselves
Subhanallah this is showing us that gratitude to Allah is actually through obeying His instruction, when you can get up for Salah to failure without anyone reminding you or even if they do remind you, but you get up without the backing of an island. You know, as soon as your alarm goes, you're up and you enthusiastically go and make you do and you're so delighted and you're happy and you come in you fulfill your Salah, like a very happy person that is called saying thank you to Allah, you are thanking Allah, you're actually being
That's what gratitude is all about. You can dress appropriately. That is gratitude to Allah you worship Allah alone. That is gratitude to Allah, you learn what the prophet sallallahu Sallam taught, and you want to practice it exactly as he did that is gratitude to Allah, because he was the messenger sent by Allah subhanho wa Taala.
haram and sin is so easy to be committed. And you say no, we've left it for the sake of Allah, that is gratitude to Allah.
Sin is easy to be committed you don't
or if you had bad habits, bad ways, say drugs and alcohol and whatever other bad habits and you cut them for the sake of Allah that is gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala. You were in the nightclubs every weekend.
And you dance to the dirtiest of music and then you quit it and cut it all for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala that is gratitude to Allah. So Allah is saying, well be grateful. Allah same look at men, men gives thanks, is that thanks just by saying thank you, thank you, thank you, Allah, you know, you clasp your hands or you do whatever, some of the people of different faiths and even some of the Muslim men, they just say, I thank Allah for everything he's given us. And the next thing they say,
is that gratitude, does Allah need your lip service? No way, not at all. That's just words from your tongue.
Then Allah says, then why when the soul at death reaches the throat
and you are at that time looking on
and our angels are nearer to him. In fact, Allah says and we are nearer to him than you.
But you do not see some of them have a Syrian say here. Ally. Speaking of the angels,
Salah is asking you a question, that one day you're going to die and one day the soul will reach your throat
it's pause for a moment and think of it today your blood is Mashallah flowing. Your heart is pumping hamdulillah you're healthy. And Allah says one day it will stop it has to stop Subhana Allah and your soul will come out and it will get to your throat and we promising you that that has to happen. He better be grateful before that happens.
Allah says when this when the soul at the time of day
reaches the throat, and you are at that time looking on.
And we are nearer to him than you
or nearer to eat than you.
But you do not see.
Then why do you not?
If you are not to be recompensed, bring it back.
If you should be truthful, Allah says, If you believe that we are not going to take account of your deeds, and you're not going to be recompensed for the things that you've done, then why don't you stop your soul from coming out of your body? Stop it. Let's see, you cannot.
Allah says if you are truthful, bring that soul back and put it back into your bodies. Do you know people are preserving bodies in order to save them for a day when they believe that they will be able to bring the souls back and put them into the bodies. This is what's happening really on a global level. There are certain wealthy people who are preserving freezing their bodies for a day when they believe they will be able to bring it back to life. They say one day we will discover how to do it. Allah says you go keep on trying. It's not going to happen.
So I was asking you the question, and asking me and every one of us
to say that will you bring it back the soul after it is departed the body if you are truthful? Well those who disbelieve
if they are truthful in the fact that or in their statement that there is no resurrection, there is no future. There is no life after death, there is no recompense and so on, Allah says will bring the soul back, let's see.
And if the deceased was of those brought near to Allah, then for him his rest and bounty and the garden of pleasure. So Allah says, when the true believers die, they know that they're going to a very, very good place. My mothers and sisters, I want to stop for one minute to tell you something very important.
You need to have hope in the mercy of Allah, when you get old and your
body starts aching, and perhaps your health begins to fail. You need to be able to bear suffer and have hope in the mercy of Allah and continue reminding yourself that Allah loves you and He will definitely take you to the best place far better than whatever you've had on earth here. Allah will definitely recompense you and He will forgive your sins, He definitely will forgive your sins. Ask Him to forgive you, you will be forgiven. Ask him to grant you agenda, he will give it to you. He is the Most Merciful, he is the greatest the most benefits and He is Allah. He will give it to you have good hope in Allah don't think, Oh, I'm going to die. I'm going to miss my kids and my
grandchildren. And you know, now I'm going to miss this one. And that one, no, you are going just like everyone else has gone to a far, far better place because you're a believer. Didn't you utter the Shahada? Yes. Didn't you believe in Allah alone? Yes. Didn't you try to protect yourself from shift as much as possible? Yes. Didn't you try to follow the example of Muhammad? sallallahu wasallam as best as possible? Yes. Well, then, didn't you seek constant forgiveness? Yes. Didn't you ask Allah for genuine? Yes. Well, nothing is going to be wasted. Remember that. So don't lose hope. No matter what you're going through, you will go to a better place. We claim to do life thinking
that life is beautiful. The minute you cross to the other side, you might tell yourself I should have come here a long, long time back man, I wasted myself there with all the power cuts and everything your
soul is telling us that if the person who died was of those brought near falola in Canada may not have been if he was from among those brought near to Allah then for him, there is rest and bounty and the garden of pleasure. And if he were from the companions of the right, then the angels will say peace for you. You are from the companions of the right Subhana Allah, those who will get their books on the right side, they will be VIPs May Allah make us from among those today you get a VIP ticket to a football match. That might even be in the before the 90 minutes because of violence and we get excited.
We get excited as I did the fun. Did you check me on TV?
That for us is like the highlight of our lives. That's it to the peak now I can die. You know why? Because I attended UEFA Wow, right first, first stuff, but Salatu wasn't even in the last.
May Allah forgive us.
You want your book on the right side? Well, you need to make sure your priorities are all right. I'm not saying it's haram to do this or do
But I'm saying make sure you please Allah subhanho wa Taala
you may want to enjoy life a little bit here and there you may want for as long as it's within the limits of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And for as long as you fulfilling the other duties and you know that your aim is to get the book on the right side, the day of judgment, not to get a little trophy on earth for a little while, and then when we die, we don't even get the book, let alone anything else. We get it on the left stopzilla Well, I never do that to us. Allah says, if he was from the companions of the right, the angels will tell him peace for you from the companion, you are indeed from the companions of the right, but if he will, from the deniers who are astray, and for him is
accommodation of scalding water and burning in the Hellfire indeed this is true, certainly.
And it is definitely happening.
Allah says once again, so exalt the name of your load the most great for some Bismillah bacalao v. Say suparna bl of him. The first one I said, Allah Allah, but actually here it says allow him so you say Subhana Allah when you're declaring the greatness of Allah praising Allah subhanho wa Taala saying, My Rob is indeed the greatest May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant His goodness in this world in the next are Salatu was salam o Baraka ala nabina, Muhammad Subhana, Allah subhanho wa Madame de La La Land testofuel Coronado Lake