Channel: Mufti Menk
Lessons from the life of the Best of Creation by Mufti Menk
salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim In the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala Most Gracious, Most Merciful Alhamdulillah Allah Allah mean, All praise is indeed due to Allah subhanho wa Taala Lord of the worlds nareesha cherishes sustainability provider protector cure of one at all. What was suddenly
he was happy and many
blessings and salutations among
Allah subhanho wa Taala bless him and his entire household May Allah bless all his companions, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every single one of us and our offspring to come up to the end. I mean, my brothers and sisters,
I am equally delighted to be here in this beautiful city of Mali, in this beautiful country of the Maldives.
Alhamdulillah some of you I may know personally and others I may know from social media, whilst others I may not know.
But I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to unite us in Paradise and ask Allah subhana wa Jalla to grant us goodness in this world in the next. And I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to alleviate the suffering of all those who may be suffering across the globe, in whatever way they may be suffering.
Brothers and sisters we claim to be the followers of Muhammad, peace be upon him. Yet, we are guilty of not knowing him enough to be able to love Him and follow Him as
My brothers and sisters this evening I wish to go through a few examples of the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, him being at
the best of creation, the most honor the most noble of all of the messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala the final messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made the Peace and blessings of Allah be upon all his messengers, I mean.
So him being the best of creation, obviously Allah subhanho wa Taala has sent him in order to guide humanity at large. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of this in the Oman on
me, we have not sent you except as a mercy for all the world's all the creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala would achieve mercy. If we were to follow the footsteps of Mohammed May peace be upon him.
He was merciful towards the animals as well, towards his enemies as well. At times of war, he laid examples that were to be studied up to the end of time. He was very kind to his enemies as well. He was just at the same time, even during the war, he did not allow people to transgress. He was the one who stated that it is prohibited to destroy the infrastructure. Yet we find people doing that in the name of Islam. He was the one who uttered that it is prohibited to harm those who are in their place of worship being non Muslim. Yes, some of us are doing that in the name of Islam. He was the one who said that we should not be harming the women and the children and those who do not
participate in the war. Yet innocent people are being pillaged in the name of Islam, by some who are ignorant and deviant. May Allah subhanho wa Taala save us and our children from being brainwashed that that is Islam. It is not Islam.
He was the one whom from the very beginning he was known as the trustworthy. The honest aside, I mean, when they had a dispute regarding where to put the black stone, or who should put the black stone when it came to the rebuilding of the Kaaba even prior to him being grounded and profitable. Guess what happened? The disbelievers of Mecca, and at that time, they were all disbelievers. They had agreed that whatever solution
was suggested by this man Mohammed Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will be agreed upon by us all and he resolved it and solved it in such a beautiful manner. How many of us are ready to solve and resolve disputes? Or are we part and parcel of the dispute itself? May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us?
The life of the best of creation is filled with beautiful examples from before the time of prophethood. Let me draw one side
page when Khadija Whaley
who was a great businessman, a woman at the time, she had chosen this man Mohammed for his honesty and his uprightness to be the man who would take her caravans, all the way up to Villa de Sham, known as the city and region today, melodrama and peace and stability as well.
When he went up to the northern part of the Arabian Peninsula with these caravans as a businessman, he came back with so much of profits, and every sense was accounted for every droplet every piece of merchandise was accounted for. This was the man how many of us are that honest, where we will, and we are so upright that we will not waste a single minute of the time am I the one who is employed us?
A lot of us and let's face facts, we waste time on our mobile devices on the internet yet, we are employed by people who are paying us per hour, perhaps two or three of those hours were not meant to be paid. Member said goddess, it is a difficulty we need to speak about it. Because when we look at Muhammad peace be upon him and his honesty in business. Someone had employed him, how did he fulfill the duties upon his shoulder? Did he do it the way we do it today? Or are we doing it the way he did it? May Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us from those who say no to both questions.
My brothers and sisters, it's important for us to take a page from the history of Islam and the ambassador of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the messenger, the best of creation, the one sent to us. Amazingly, when he hadn't received Prophethood from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Something amazing and unique happened. He was sitting in the cave of Hira, one might ask, why did he use to go to that cave. He was so fed up of the evil acts of the people of courage. They used to bury their daughters alive. They used to worship stones and idols, they used to worship things.
The rich from amongst them were those who were believed and accepted and the deeper down, they enslaved strangers and considered them slaves.
So he used to go to the cave to ponder over all these weaknesses and to think of solutions and to think of how best Firstly, he can protect himself. And secondly, he can help others.
And while he was in the cave once
the angel gibreel Ali Salam came to him with revelation eco read, and he says,
I cannot read Subhana Allah Allah, I am not a reader.
Again, read he says I'm not a reader. So Panama imagine the honesty uprightness. today. If we were not aware of how to use a device, or perhaps a computer or something of that nature. We would still pretend like we know all about it. If we feel offended when we are corrected, we feel offended to admit that we were wrong. We feel we feel offended if we were to be told that you don't know let me teach you a thing or two. May Allah not make that the case. That's not how it should be Be honest. You cannot do something you cannot do it. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was it was very instructive to read in the name of your job, your job meaning your Creator, your maker, your
manager, your sustainer, the one in absolute control of every aspect of of your existence, it come up this may be
read in the name of Europe, who has created called upon
salamina. He has created man from a Class A class. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us as revelation was received, the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam thereafter, came down from the mountain straight into the hands of none other than his beloved wife, Khadija beautiful way to get on the law and how do you know how he got married to her? What after the business trips that he had made, she decided, let me try to propose to marry this man. Against all odds, why against all odds, he was the most handsome of the lot. He was young, only 25 years old. According to the bulk of the narrations that she was 40 years old. She already had children so panela from a previous marriage,
and at the same time, she was a wealthy businesswoman. This was a man who was so interested yet she decided to propose and guess what the proposal was accepted the two men
Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all in our marriages. He was dedicated. They loved each other so much, that when he had the major development in his life, the first person he confided in was his spouse. How many of us learn from the lesson of the greatest of creation
with us, the last person to come to know our issues, our wives,
the last person to know the problems we have our husbands. Sometimes it's because of the way we react. So let's take a lesson from how she reacted being brought up in such a beautiful way living with such a beautiful man.
He says to me, loonies and Mooney Cover me cover me. And so she embraced him and he narrated the story. And she said, Kela ma de la de cama de May, Allah will never let you down. It's impossible for Allah to let such a good person down.
you fulfill the rights of the neighbors, you are a person who maintains family ties, you assist the needy, you help the orphan, you reach out to people in the best of ways, I cannot let you down. Brothers and sisters stop there for a moment look at the best of creation, he used to reach out to the orphans, how many of us reach out to orphans and widows, with the sole reason or purpose of the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala no ulterior motive. How many of us fulfill our family relations, how many of us go out and mend a broken relationship? Somehow Allah yet we came to the followers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam these issues are mentioning of great acts of worship, to go out
and visit the sick to go out and help and assist develop your nation. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us oma.
And we are taught by fidelity
in this beautiful narration, which makes mention of how she reacted that if a person is good, and has reached out to humanity at large, in the best of ways, Allah will not let them down. Whatever comes in your direction was better for you. Even if it seems to be negative, outwardly. It's better for you in the long run. Sometimes things happen to us in our lives that appear very negative.
Perhaps those are the very points that will result in our victory later on.
In our success, if not in this world in the next imagine coming on the Day of Judgment. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, We kept you safe. We kept you Ill you kept burying patients and you kept praying to us until we took you away You will never go on to cure in this in the world. So now we want to grant you the highest ranks of paradise. Do you know what such a person will say? Oh Allah, why didn't you keep me sick for even longer, perhaps I would have gotten even higher level in paradise. So don't lose both my brothers and sisters. Don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah what appears to be a problem and an issue is actually a ticket for your entry into paradise at times,
depending on how you deal with it. Mohammed Salah was then instructed by Allah subhanho wa Taala
v o u and enveloped in government's get up and warn the people spread the message. Go and tell them to worship Allah alone. Tell them to stop worshiping God. Tell them
to turn to their maker and worship Him alone. Tell them not to bury their daughters alive, not to get upset when they are informed of a girl child. Tell them not to enslave the stranger and the foreigner. Tell them
not to cheat each other in business and so on. So he got up and he told Subhanallah when he told them what happened. They called him a magician. They called him a madman. They called him a womanizer. They said he's after Well, he's after money. They accused him they have tried to abuse him. Some of them tried to harm him. What happened? How did he react?
Allah subhanho wa Taala says in cafe ina.
Indeed we have protected you and your reputation from the mocking of those who would like to mock from those who want to joke those who want to make a mockery. We've protected you from it. Don't worry those who call out to Gods besides Allah, they will never be able to harm Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam nobody can harm his status. He's the best of creation today. 14 136 years after the job. Where are we in this beautiful island of the Maldives in Malaysia so Pamela in our 1000s all following the same best of creation whom they call the madman, they call
In a womanizer, they call him names had he reacted in a different way, perhaps he would not have been here.
But because he was the Messenger of Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala instructed him
keep on doing what you have to concentrate on your message, concentrate on that which is positive. What's the lesson for every one of us, there are so many distractions in life. If you are going to be distracted, you fall with those who are distracted. But if you remain focused, and you do not allow the distractors and detractors to distract you what will happen, you will achieve at the end of the day, if you are taking a brick
every day to the right place, perhaps the day will come 10 years down the line that you will see a beautiful house built because there was a brick a day that you had moved from one place to another. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us focus maybe help us be dedicated. I mean, take a look at Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they came to him they offered him bribes. They told him the people of Quraysh the leaders told him that we are prepared to make you our leader if you wish, we are prepared to get you married to whomsoever you wish for amongst our women, we are prepared to make you the wealthiest of the lot. We are prepared to give you whatever you want. And he says Are
you finished? Is it is it over? Is your speech complete? Can I talk now? And then he says one lucky if you were to put the sun in my right hand in the moon in my left hand and tell me to stop saying what I am saying it would never happen. So Pamela he refused to take bribes. He refused. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us learn a lesson. And this is why him being the best of creation. These things happened in his life. Not in order to test him he was the best of creation in order for the lesson to be derived from us years later. So Pamela, take a look at his compassion.
The time that he gave little children amazing. I walked into this venue Mashallah I think it's called Animas Carnival if I'm not mistaken, what a beautiful place. And I saw a few of the children.
And I knew that it's my turn, I need to at least smile and acknowledge and greet them, perhaps not at them. Although they were a little bit of a distance, because we hit this.
Whenever he saw the young, he gave them much more time. Do you know why they are the leaders of tomorrow? They were taught you are very important. We are concerned about your upbringing. You need to be nurtured not just by your family, but by your community. The community is responsible to grow up the children over the upbringing of the children, not just the family, although the duty is placed squarely on the shoulders of the parents, but it's up to the parents to be living in a society and community that is healthy for the upbringing of their own children. This was taught by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. This is why all of the children who were there in Madina
munawwara were given great importance by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He once wanted to give a gift that he had a piece of clothing that he was given to someone. So he asked his companions, who should I give this piece of clothing to? They were all silent, hoping that it was then what an honor for Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to give a piece of clothing to someone. And he says, Where is it? Do you know who Khalid was? She was a young girl. The father came running to Panama he came running with his little baby girl.
And he brought her along and he gave the Prophet peace be upon him gave her so much of importance and gave her this piece of clothing and this piece of cloth. She was the one who came the middle girl was born in Amazonia. She came to Pamela
back with the people who had returned from Abyssinia. And in a spoken language amazing.
She spoke the Abba simian language because she was born there. So in order to make her smile, the prophet peace be upon him knew a few words of that language, the Abba Simeon language, and he says to her, this is Santa. This is Santa. You know what Santa means in apocynin it means it's beautiful. It's really beautiful Mashallah, this is Santa. Imagine a word from another language in order to make a child smile, and the child was excited right up to the end of the life of the child, the child remember this occasion and carry the piece of clothing Suppan Allah, May Allah help us treat our children with respect. Many times we lead our lives in such a way that we should be embarrassed
of ourselves, really what we do the dishonesty, the disobedience of Allah, how then do you want your children to obey Allah when we could not be bothered about our own five prayers a day on our dress code or honesty and uprightness for good words that should be coming out of our
Mouth instead of children learning the foulness of swear words from our own mouths.
Maybe we learned a lesson from this beautiful life. Muhammad peace be upon him never uttered a bad word, not a single swear word throughout his life, neither prior to Prophet with no later on, not one word.
Not a single one.
Then we claim to be the followers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. We swear all day all night, we tweet our swear words, we paste them on Facebook, Instagram, and everywhere else swear. we retrieve the swear words of others, and we claim to be the followers. We want the piece that he said, If you follow me, you will achieve the peace. But where are we following him? So panela one plus one, according to us equals five and we still want the tick and the well done on our backs. Not at all. May Allah forgive us. Remember, one plus one is two, not five. Remember, if you want peace, stop swearing. Learn from this beautiful example. He was the most peaceful person when they harmed
him and attacked him in five. What did he do take a lesson? He the angels of the mountains, the angels responsible for the mountains came up to him and told him all messenger Peace be upon you. If you instruct us we will destroy these people between the two mountains. And he said Nay, I have been sent as a mercy. I have been sent as a mercy. He says Oh Allah, I complain to you of my own weakness. Yala. If you don't guide them, at least guide their offspring.
He still had hope. He did not choose to destroy
the people who had harmed Him.
May Allah help us learn a lesson from this.
And this is why today the people have thought for all slimming Subhanallah it was the seed that was sown by the messenger peace be upon him. When his son passed away. He did not blame the blacksmith or the people who were looking after his son at that stage. Do you know at the time of the messenger peace be upon him. They had a culture whereby children who were born was sent to foster mothers,
away from the hustle and bustle of the city, to the rural areas in order for them to be nurtured and brought up with clear and powerful language. And what happened sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his son Ibrahim passed away in his infancy. And people began to say you know what? It was perhaps this man who was in the house he was a blacksmith, and he used to blow into the oil and there was a lot of smoke. So maybe he struggled the respiratory disease. The Prophet peace be upon him refused to entertain anything he said in
Indeed for Allah
is whatever he has taken away, it always belonged to him. And for Allah is whatever he gave us in the first place and everything with Allah subhanho wa Taala comes with a prescribed time fixed time. May Allah help us to understand you will suffer loss in your lives, you have to you will suffer loss either in terms of material items or loss of life. Allah subhanho wa Taala says he will test every one of us while another
we will indeed test every single one of you with some of fear perhaps
some of hunger, perhaps, loss of produce loss in terms of material items.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says goddess Do you know what he says?
Was she sabi?
give good news to those who are prepared to those who bear patients. Those who when they are afflicted with something they say indeed we all belong to Allah and unto Him shall we all return. Allah says they are a blessing once. May Allah help us learn a lesson. Brothers and sisters when you've suffered a loss in any form in any way whatsoever. Do not become depressed or despondent. Get up and try again. Call out to Allah keep on calling out to Allah that is a Muslim. That is the best of creation who's absorbed when we are following he went through it. He never gave up had he given up they surrounded him in
the valley of Parliament.
For three years during the period of the mechanic era, or during the mechanic time, before he dropped,
did he give up? Not at all. So panela Look at his companions, how strong they were, did they give up? Not at all.
Why then do we suffer a small loss and we tend to give up hope we say Allah does not love me. No. Part of his love for you is that he keeps you in a test. I always like to give the example of a person who turns away from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And because of his love for that person, Allah decides to inflict them because Allah, Allah,
Allah, when Allah loves you, he will test you. It is when a man loves his worshiper that he tests that worship and so say a person is further away from Allah and through Allah, Allah, Allah wants to bring them closer to him, you know what happens? They suffer a loss. And after they suffered a loss, they would then resort to praying to Allah because they realize you know what, now I cannot do anything I have to call out to Allah. So they read their Salah five times a day, in fact, six times a day. Where's the sixth one? Salah to 200 suddenly, even before the caller calls, we are awake. Why?
A big problem Subhanallah you know the story, you know, people who make drama. When I was young, I used to see the uncle's making drama, and I saw someone making you eyes as this man has a problem. Another time we saw one making a drought. He said he has a problem slightly bigger than the previous guy. And then we saw the guy making a big deal.
And I said who this man is a huge problem. May Allah help us resolve all matters? Brothers and Sisters never lose hope. Imagine if if through your problem, you found the law. Wasn't that the point of mercy? If your problem your heart was suffering, then you came to Santa? Wasn't that the point of mercy? through your problem, your dress code became positive? Isn't that something really positive?
This was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his companions. Let's take a look at what he did once.
He was faced in his messaging with a man who walked in and decided to urinate in one corner. I'm sure you heard the story. But that's the most beautiful and the most blessing of all creation. The lesson we learned from it, imagine someone had to come and urinate now here somewhere in the corner.
I think he would be admonished some might even choose to beat him up.
And imagine if someone did it in the bowels of Allah subhanho wa Taala the companions was so upset. They wanted to beat him up, literally. And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Hey, leave him alone. Let him finish his business. Imagine so panela Do you know what that means? While he's urinating? Don't stop him. Let him finish he might get sick.
I can't imagine pausing halfway between Univision, Allah, Allah forgive us, really. I see some of the youth are laughing maybe they try it.
But it's humanity that overrides be concerned for the health of this man who committed the crime, be concerned of his health, and be concerned to rectify and correct not to make the matter worse, we will always face difficulties and challenges. Never ever make the matter, whisk contribute positively towards negatives so that they become positive.
When you have a problem, and you come out and you react in the wrong way, you create a bigger problem. But when you have a problem, learn to resolve, learn to move forward, do not dwell over the past, the past is gone. It is just that whatever you have done in the past is over, it's gone. seek forgiveness and move forward. ask Allah to help you now with the way forward. If you continue thinking about the past so much it will depress you, shaman will get the better of you and shaman will cause you to go astray once again. Because you're going to think to yourself a in the past, I did this and I did that it's over. Didn't you ask us forgiveness? You did? Well, there's Muhammad
peace be upon him telling you.
The one who seeks forgiveness from sin is equivalent to he or she who did not commit sin. It's over. It's gone. It's past tense, its history.
So Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam looks at his companions and he stops them. And he says, Go and get a bucket of water, some water in the pail in the bucket.
And while they all went, he called us man. He says you know what? We're in the house of Allah. Look at how beautifully he spoke.
Look at what happened and now what he's doing. He says, you know, within the house of Allah, this house of Allah is for Salah for prayer for recitation of the Quran for remembrance of Allah and for good things. It's not for something of this nature. Not at all.
The man was so happy because he realized he understood that he learns imagine who better a teacher can there be than Muhammad SAW
levada center. So the man says,
Oh Allah, have mercy on me and on Mohammed, I don't have mercy on all these other people. No one else just us, Allah, Mohammed.
Allah have mercy on me and Mohammed and nobody else. Now there was another problem. Why is it another problem because you made another mistake, and I still need to correct you again. So the Prophet sallallahu wasallam responded in a beautiful way, you know what he says? He says, You have made narrow, something that is too broad to become narrow. the mercy of Allah is so broad, you're trying to make it narrow, which means it will encompass everyone whether you like it or not. So Pamela,
the mercy of Allah is not just for us, it is also for the non Muslims. But there is a special mercy for the believers. You know, if you go back to the Tafseer of Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim, In the name of Allah Rahim, you will find the difference between our man and our him they are both elements of the mercy of Allah qualities of Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. One is broader than the other. Rahim is a special mercy that Allah has upon the believers and Rockman is taken from the mercy that Allah has upon all his creatures, all the creatures of Allah. So don't think Mercy of Allah is dedicated only and solely to you know, it's for all Allah knows he made the rest. He is there up
just like he is your hub. It's up to you to turn to him just like it is up to him to turn to him. Whether or not the turn is between them and allow for us we will continue inviting them towards goodness and we will continue praying to Allah that we do remain upon the goodness and our offspring.
So Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam explains this so beautifully by saying you've made an error, something that is too broad, it's too wide, and the companions came back they were Mashallah Baraka Allah, they will now involved in clearing the mess, and this man became known as a Sahabi. Imagine how his name is not known to us to this day. And this goes to show that whenever there is something bad that has happened, you don't have to go out and announce the names of the people, because you need to ask yourself, we would like to rectify the matter. We don't need to advertise who was the guilty one. But if the metal is rectified, forget about who it was. May Allah subhanaw taala help us be genuine
towards one another. the humility of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he knew he was the best of creation. He knew paradise was already he already told us that he would be the first to be resurrected. The first to enter gentlemen, he already told that to us. And we know that and we believe it. But on top of that, he used to pray at night until his feet were swollen and his wife I shall be mahana asks him or messenger Peace be upon you. You are praying so much yet you are absolutely perfect. You have genuine and you have spotless symbolism. And you are praying until your feet are swollen, he says of Allah Hakuna Abdullah shakoora
should I not be a slave who's thankful to Allah? Allah has blessed me. This is just thanks to Allah. I want to worship him. How many of us would do that?
What is the love of giving you a look at the beautiful weather? Look at this country what law he when I told the world that I'm coming to the Maldives, 1000s of people told me they wish they were with me. They want to visit your country just as well. There's no carpet here. So
people want to visit your country. They save their money. They work hard for 10 years in order to come here Subhanallah to do what just to see because they want to see the beauty that Allah has bestowed upon your nation, the islands whatever else there is.
We are sitting right here. Have we ever asked Allah subhanho wa Taala for goodness to thank Allah have we prayed some extra voluntary prayers to say Allah you have blessed us in a million ways? Allah you blessed us in such ways that people wish they were us. Yet we are sitting here and we take it for granted. Do you know that? We take it for granted. This is why we say build your nation. Learn to contribute positively to your own nation. Where do we get it from? Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with his own hands. He contributed towards the building of machine Koba that building is sitting to this day. He contributed towards the building of machines and memory. It is
there today. It became a beautiful city. It is so big, so huge. We all want to go there. This was the genuineness of the best of creation. be genuine, my brothers and sisters, learn to have sincerity towards yourselves, your family members, your nation, your alma towards Allah and His Messenger
Be sincere, be honest, be genuine be upright. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had absolutely everything. He was entering the victory of mankind. Do you know what happened?
He had an army of 1000s of men marching on to Makkah to face the Americans, those who had usurped the wealth of the Muslims in those who have massacred the Muslims in so many wars, those who had stolen the property of the Muslim in here is the best of creation, entering Mecca. How did he enter?
He was on his camera, and he knew he was victorious. He knew the mccanns that need to surrender, it was up to him. He could have slaughtered all of them, he could have massacred them. They could have done whatever he wanted. He was the boss so to speak. In today's terms,
he could have done anything. He was entering with a huge army to face criminals who had killed his own family members, people who had usurped the welcome all the Sahaba
but when he came in, he was on his camel. His head was so low that it was on the neck of the camel. He was not one arrogant person walking in saying I am the one I am the big King today. So nothing, not at all. He was not even conspicuous.
And when he entered he got up.
He raised his head he stood up and from amongst what he said, a question he asked the people of Quraysh who had gathered around waiting to see
what destiny was bringing in their direction.
So he says yeah, Mashallah polish, are people of polish.
Madonna, Mona Niva, don't become what a beautiful question. Imagine these are criminals, hardcore fans, so hon Allah. And he says, oh, people have polish. What do you think I'm going to do to you today?
They were silent for a while because they knew what can we say anything this man wants to do. He can do. We have killed we have stolen we have oppressed. We have done this and that every crime in the book we ticked off.
They said, Well, some of them said you're an honorable man.
He says he will have to move to LA.
He says, I will tell you what the Prophet Joseph May peace be upon him. told his brothers go for indeed you are free today. No retribution at all. You are all free. Everything is gone. The past is forgotten. We start a new leaf today. Allah Akbar Wow. Did you just hear that? Think deeply what I just said. Think deeply in order to move forward. The Prophet peace be upon him is saying forget about what happened. Let's talk about now. And let's carry on. We are brothers and sisters in humanity. They were not yet Muslim. We are brothers and sisters in humanity. We want to solve the problem. If I were to begin to execute one by one, perhaps you would have family members and perhaps
we would never solve the problem. But here it is. Allah says we sent him as a mercy. That is why I mentioned the verse earlier.
What mercy it is through mercy that problems will be resolved.
This was a huge issue. People were not going to believe he was going to be peaceful.
How can the city be peaceful? And yet he comes in and he says
every one of you is
let's work on building this nation. Guess what happened as a result, the bulk of them accepted Islam. He was shocked at the beautiful gesture. They came one by one declaring their Shahada. They knew this is a messenger. This is a prophet. This is the Most Merciful. He's the one he's not often Well, he's one after retribution. He's not some silly man. He knows he has come with a mission for as long as the mission is understood. So what if these people were criminals Yesterday, Today they are not. So Panama.
They came in they accepted and Makkah was changed, completely changed, transformed within a split second.
Take a look at his honor. When he looks at
the one who had the key The one whose family had the key of the Kaaba before and it was taken away.
And so many have wanted the key. I
mean, one of them.
And Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says No way. The key is going to go back to those who had it all alone, and it will stay with them up to the end of time.
Do you know that to this moment. Although the peninsula has been ruled by so many different rulers, the key remains in the family of man of Nepal. Ha
Take it away from them.
Isn't that proof enough that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was truthful?
Isn't that evidence enough to prove that Muhammad peace be upon him?
Definitely came. And he definitely take this key. And he's definitely remaining in the family as he emphasized, so Panama, amazing.
How many of us are that just when Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
Never let your hatred for a nation lead you to be unjust with them. Be just for a deed it is closer to piety. Even if it's your enemy, you need to be just, if this is less, it's this.
If the do is for your enemy, so it is, do not change it just because your family is on one side, your enemies on the other family member happens to be wrong, and you just side with them because of blood. No, Justice is thicker than blood. Remember that? what is right and wrong comes first.
This was the example of Muhammad peace be upon him. Look at how beautifully he lived. And this is why he was so loved. And this is why today we get excited. This person has a million followers. That person has 500,000 followers big deal. Without Twitter without Facebook without Instagram Muhammad peace be upon him has 2 billion followers luck beat that. Never.
He didn't even have
what we have today in terms of communications and phones and so on not even allowed Allah subhanaw taala but the message was so powerful that it got through everywhere. Today it is being played on nowadays and phones and mobiles, no matter what technology is coming up with. It is being used to promote Mohammed sallallahu wasallam his life, his message and the deen that he brought? Do you agree?
This is why today we are seated here. Almost all of us have mobile devices. And almost all of those who have mobile devices from amongst those who mean have some form of scripture in terms of the Quran, or some beautiful teachings of Muhammad peace be upon him. Is that not true?
That's a miracle. That is Mohammed the best of creation. Look at how far his message has reached, because he was genuine, but not just because he was a man who was upright and so on. No, he was a messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala he was a pride he was the greatest he was the example of humility and humbleness of Allah.
He once walked into the marketplace, and he found beautiful looking dates. You know, the dates were being sold the food and so he put his hand deeper into the pile. And when he put his hand deeper into the pile, guess what happened? He noticed there were rotten dates at the bottom that was quite wet. So do you know what happened? Subhan Allah.
He says marhaba yassa.
Owner of food who is here what is all this man rashanna felice, Amina, whoever deceives us is not from amongst us. So Pamela, you must be upright. You know what he says?
He tells the business people that if you are open and upright, Allah will grant you blessings in your deal. But if you are deceptive and you hide, then all the blessings will be snatched away. This is the teaching of Muhammad peace be upon him. Look at how beautifully he corrected the man. He says, to cheat whoever cheats is not from amongst us.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us.
He loved his people so much. All those who are around him were given so much of importance to panela such that the companion c'est
la vie last summer jelly who had an E mini none of those who sat with him felt that there was any other person more honored than him himself in the eyes of Muhammad peace be upon him. You know what that means. He gave so much of importance to every single person that they all thought they were the closest to Muhammad peace be upon him. How powerful
So these are the beautiful examples of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
It's up to us to follow these beautiful examples. It's really up to us to ensure that we learn. We cannot do justice in 45 minutes to an hour never. But what I can encourage you to do my brothers and sisters, pick up a book. There is a beautiful book written by Celebi. It is three volumes, the life of the noble Prophet, please purchase it, whether it is online or copy, read it step by step. It's one of the best works that I have seen. In modern times. The biography of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam step by step, you will learn a lot, you will go through so much, you will be able to pick up so many points but remember to live by the teachings of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
It's not good enough to say that we are followers of Muhammad peace be upon him. But we don't know him. We don't follow the example. We don't even pray. We don't even speak well to others. We're not bothered about solving and resolving our matters. Each one of us is living in our own little cocoon. No. Do you know that
the prayer on Friday has been made compulsory upon the men do you know one of the reasons is to be able to get together and to be able to know one another and help one another and reach out to one another. The same applies to Salatu jamara, the the Salah, which is supposed to be read in congregation, one of the reasons that it has 27 times more of a reward is because we get to meet our brothers, we get to know one another we get to be able to reach out to one another. I recall once I had asked people to greet each other in the messaging.
Because I said we are guilty of not knowing each other. So we greeted each other The following week, people came back to me and told me you know what? It was a tough one. I said Why? He said now people are coming to me in my business asking me for a discount. Now they know me by name. And they know everything about me. I told them this is my business. They said Oh, I'm coming they want a discount. Don't do that. Give your believers the amount they want. Why is it that when we enter change, talk, we don't even know the owners. We won't ask for a discount. But the minute is your brother in Islam, you want a discount and you feel no No, no, I'm not buying from here. Why is that the case? Let's
learn from the sooner Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Let's go on and let's learn put into practice and convey the message. This is how we will succeed. My brothers and sisters we have a lot to put into practice. We have a beautiful nation to build and building your nation will be contributing to the oma because it is part of the oma and it is a Muslim nation.
So we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to help you to guide you to open your doors and the globe at large. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive our shortcomings, brothers and sisters, it's never too late to quit your bad habits. Imagine the Prophet Mohammed and I will end with this in sha Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he will be waiting for us on the day of judgment and he will be waiting for us upon the pond. There is a special pond known as an Kota and the Prophet peace be upon him says I will be waiting for you on that pond.
in another direction. He says do not embarrass me.
Who would want to embarrass the Prophet peace be upon him? We get upset when we see cartoons being drawn about him. We get upset when people make movies about him. And truly so we shouldn't be. But sometimes we are worse than the movies and the cartoons put together. The way we lead our lives far away from Muhammad peace be upon him. Those people who did that do not claim to be followers of Muhammad peace be upon him. We who claim to be his followers still insult him by saying we are followers yet we're not following Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us.
So what is the embarrassment? He says, I will recognize the members of my own mouth from the shining of the places they used to wash for Hulu throughout the day when they were making ablution in order to pray. So it will be shining in your face your hands everything will be shining, he will pick up and he will say me me me no matter this one from me from my alma and people will be thrown aside intercession of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam Allah granted to us, I mean,
and so what happened or what will happen? He says, sir to Sedona soon dooney
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He says there will be some people take it away and I will be saying oh that person is from my alma and I will be told no, you do not know what they did after you they turned away on their backs.
Do we want to be that embarrassment? No. So let's establish goodness, Allah He my brothers and sisters. I'm coming to you from Africa and in Africa, Mashallah. There are so many dedicated muslimeen and they are across the globe. And the message I have for you today
Evening is turned to Allah to Allah. There are so many who have found this beautiful Deen after they were not even Muslim. After they were in total darkness and misguidance they came to the beautiful guidance, they saw it. They are holding on to it stronger than us who were born Muslims. We do not appreciate what we have sometimes. And do you know what sometimes it may be too late. May Allah not do that to us right now. It's not too late. We can turn to him. Let's not wait until the day we die. And we find ourselves on the wrong side. So this is why Think of how many 1000s and millions and billions of people who say Allahu Akbar, for Salah
you are asleep. That should be an embarrassment.
That should be enough. Think of how many 1000s and millions dress appropriately yet you are naked? Isn't it time now for us to cover the nakedness? Isn't it time for us to stop the bad habits we're engaged in. Think of all those who are so happy following such a beautiful, disciplined way of life. Yet we
are drowning in drugs and alcohol and the nightlife and the party. Like I said at the beginning, I end by saying brothers and sisters, do not lose focus. Never. Don't lose focus, no matter what you've done in the past, make amends. Stand up, ask Allah forgiveness, walk forward, we meet again in sha Allah in this dunya Oh, by the will of Allah, Allah May Allah gather us all may forgive all our sins.
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