Channel: Mufti Menk
An extensive understanding on the term sunnah in various contexts, the reason and benefits of following sunnah besides the Quran, gratitude towards the blessing of Allah SWT, an understanding of the term, seerah and to accept correction in order to become perfect quoting the example of Prophet SAW in the light of verses from Quran and hadith is lectured in this episode.
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Abdullah he rasulillah Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah Allah He was happy he was in Oman. tabea home be sending Elijah Medina
might be beloved brothers and sisters, we think Allah subhanho wa Taala we praise Him we send blessings and salutations upon the most noble of all prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala the best of all creation sallallahu alayhi wasallam We ask Allah to bless him and his entire household, and to bless all his companions and to bless all those through the generations who struggled and strove to learn the deen to put it into practice to convey to others in a way that it has got to us so this evening we are seated here, thanks is to Allah.
And we ask Allah to bless every single one of us and our offspring those to come up to the end of time. May Allah keep us steadfast and May Allah keep steadfast for us our offspring in a way that after we pass away, their do our and their good deeds will benefit us. I mean,
my brothers and sisters we all know that revelation is not only made up of the Quran, but it is also made up of the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. Allah says in Surah najem the opening versus
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he does not utter from his own desires, whims and fancies, Mohammed salatu salam does not utter words from himself just because he wants to say something. It's in fact revelation, inspired by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Whatever words he said, were given by Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, we all know that Allah subhanho wa Taala His Word is the Quran. It is sacred, it is such that those are the exact words delivered by Allah subhanho wa Taala coming from Allah subhanho wa Taala it is known as Columbia Law, the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So if we were to take revelation in terms of the Quran, some may say that that is the revelation of Allah the word of Allah, why then should we adopt
something known as the Hadith? Or the CEO or the sooner of Muhammad? sallallahu wasallam what is the purpose of it? Why do we have to follow that the truth is the same Quran if you were to follow it correctly, it will lead you to the following of the Sunnah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam anyone who wants to read the Quran will find in the Quran words of Allah, that not only encouraged but instruct those who believe to follow the footsteps of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam in absolutely everything.
It's impossible for us, impossible for us to understand the Quran. Without an explanation by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we need to know this. There are groups of people today who seem to be saying this is the Quran. And that's it. We will only adopt what's in the Quran and we won't take anything else we won't take the sooner we won't take the hudy we won't take what Mohammed salatu salam has brought the truth is those who utter these words have not followed the Quran itself because Allah subhanho wa Taala says quite clearly follow Allah you mean
chemo caffee Masha rabina home. Indeed they are not considered true believers until they make your decision, the final judgment in their own disputes, and then they find no harm, no hurt nothing, no ill feeling against that decision, and they actually surrender to it completely. If you're a true believer, you surrender to the decisions made by Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. What he declared was halal and haram was not from him. It was from Allah.
What we find in the Quran Allah says
to him, Boone Allah, Mohammed salatu salam, tell them if you love Allah subhanho wa Taala if you love Allah, then do you know what you should be doing? Debbie Rooney, so follow me, follow me. Where are those who say don't follow the sooner when Allah says if you love Allah, then tell them to follow you or Mohammed salatu salam. Whoever loves Allah in the true sense, will understand the value of this Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the value of his words the value of his life, the value of everything that came from him, he was chosen by Allah from the very beginning, the best of creation, the most noble of all messages sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah, peace and blessings be
upon him and upon all the other messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala
Allah says, If you love me, meaning if you love Allah, then Follow me Follow Mohammed salatu salam, and Allah will love you in return and Allah will forgive your sins. So to gauge If you really love Allah you need to ask yourself how much of the Sunnah of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam do I adopt?
How much of it Do I adopt? There is a hadith the Prophet sallallahu Sallam warns us of a group of people who will come at the end of time. He says you Shaquan yetzirah Julian jellison Allah Erica t yaku has Akita ma, ma v Min halali. Atlanta, warmer wanna see him in Harlem in Harlem? He starts off by saying Allah in the UI to
behold I've been given the Koran in terms of Revelation, and something similar to it together with it. And then he says, Be careful. Be warned, there will be people or a person who will come later on reclining on his sofa, reclining on his reclining chair and Erica is referring to a comfortable chair where you relaxing sitting back and he will say well, this is the book of Allah, whatever I find in it as Hello, I will consider it Hello, whatever I find it as haram I will consider it Haram. The prophets Allah wa sallam says, Be careful of such statements. Be careful of those who only consider the book of Allah and want to negate the entire teachings of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam
that explanatory of the Quran.
It's amazing. Now for us, obviously, we as Muslims mean, we do believe that Allah has revealed the Quran and he has also revealed something known as the Sunnah of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, listen to another verse, Allah says
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tune Hashanah Indeed, for you. There is a perfect example to emulate him to follow in the life of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam in Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam himself in the Messenger of Allah, there is an example. And one would that example have been sent by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because for us as human beings, when we read the Quran, we might feel that you know what this is for angels, men, you know, this is for really pious people. We have someone who came and showed us how to adopt it by adopting it himself. And this is why we believe the best way of teaching is to lead by example. Even your children if you want to teach them better than speaking and instructing many of us instruct the
child, hey, don't smoke But Dad, you smoke a whole, you know, a whole pack of them every day that says, I know what's better for you stop arguing with me, that give up the cigarette and say, you know, I used to smoke, it caused so many problems. I've given it up and just watch what I'm doing. It should be enough to help us many of us expect from our offspring, things we don't do ourselves.
Isn't that hypocritical? So here we have Mohammed salatu salam telling us very clearly very loudly, that you know what, here I am. I'm following what Allah has revealed. And if you follow me, you will be following what Allah has revealed. subhanho wa Taala It's amazing. This is why he is the perfect being sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, no blemish, no ill nothing at all. Allah has blessed him the most noble of all prophets, the highest of all creation, the first who will be resurrected, the first to enter Jannah The one who will have the key to intercession by Allah subhanho wa Taala for us as an oma, may Allah grant us the intercession of Mohammed Salah Salem on the Day of Judgment. And he came
to us we are supposed to follow him. Do you know everything we do? The Salah that we just fulfilled now, the adoption of the commands of Allah the abstention from the prohibitions of Allah subhanho wa Taala that we take heed of the full reward goes to Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam because he was the source of all that, coming from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So if he taught his companions who then taught the next generation who then taught the next generation, up to the day it came to us when I follow something my teachers, my Assa t that those who taught me will have a full reward of what I've done, and their teachers will have a full reward of what they've done and their teachers and
their until it gets to the Sahaba and back to Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. So every word of Quran I read, not only do I get 10 rewards, but all those in the chain of teaching right up to Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam get a full reward for everything. I've done. Everything I've said how amazing how unique I always think if we could see these rewards flying perhaps, perhaps it would be such that we'd all be electrocuted maybe some hannula so many rewards. Imagine we're sitting we're all reading Quran and these rewards came for every letter going to 2 million
Have people up the chain up the ladder, so many are getting rewards for the goodness we do. This is why the Hadith speaks of the good example. And those who follow the good example those who lay the good example the reward they will all be getting. And Allah says, We are not going to decrease your reward, you get 100% of the reward. And the people who taught you will get 100% not only of what they've done, but of what anyone whom they've taught, have done. And anyone who has been taught by those who they've taught, have done and so on. Amazing. This is Allah, this is the mercy of Allah. So keep on teaching the goodness. But the sad part is whoever's taught something bad, gets a sin for
it, and gets a sin for anyone who follows that bad example as well. May Allah protect us from forwarding dirty messages on our phones, Allah He is bad. Sometimes we think it's just an example. It's just something that has come to my mind right now. Sometimes we think you know what, it's a nice dirty little image. Let's just make our friends laugh. We send it and they send it and they send it and before you know it 10,000 people have got it and it came from you. And before you know it, it's so simple. Why don't you send a good message of annaleigh? Why don't you send it to send a good message? You know, I received the joke just before I arrived here, and I laughed at it. And I
forwarded it to someone but we didn't intend any evil. Can I tell you what it was? They say there was a man who met his wife in the kitchen. And he tells his wife, he says, You know what? We've got four children, which one of them Do you love the most?
So she says, Well, you know, I love all of them equally. These are my kids. I love all of them. Don't even try to make me say anyone's name here. You know, I love all of them. He says Well, tell you what. That's how Allah has made a man be able to love four wives.
Guess what happened?
He got up in hospital.
Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us protection. Allah safeguard us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors Really?
So if we understand okay we do sometimes when people to laugh but let it not be dirty. It can be a point of laughter perhaps something that you you know, on a lighter note life doesn't have to be all gloomy. You know people believe that as a good Muslim you must be gloomy. You must be somebody no smiling looking down all the time. You know?
That's not a brilliant Muslim you supposed to smile. Are you supposed to make others smile? Are you supposed to say good words? Are you supposed to be romantic to the right people?
Allah forgive us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us you're supposed to be encouraging others you're supposed to be making them feel like they're good people. This is the house of Allah I always say one of the signs of goodness is when you make others visit Allah home comfortable so that they come back because they are looking forward to people like you who give them a smile when they are feeling low. When they are feeling down. You come to the house of Allah everyone's smiling you forget your problems. Now it's the other way around. You come in the house of Allah this guy owes me money that guy Oh, I owe that guy man. Let me run away duck this side dive. That's what's all this
about? We should not be doing this. Let's follow the sooner the example of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam.
Everything was beautiful. People were honest. Where's the honesty gone? So if we take a look at the Quran, it will lead us to the sooner of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam like Allah says, you follow this example. This example is beautiful. He is yes, a human but the best of all of them. The top of every single creature of Allah subhanho wa Taala without a doubt, and at the same time you follow your love for him and your love for Allah is not determined by a mere statement. It is determined by whether or not you follow what he has brought. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to follow the example of Mohammed Salah Salah. So when we speak of his example, we hear a few words and
I want to go into some of these words to explain to you what they actually mean. You hear the term sila, don't you? You hear the word tsunami, don't you? You hear the term. For example, howdy, don't you? What is this? What does it mean? Sometimes people say certain things as soon as and and they are not sooner? Because there are
so what does it mean? Let me explain to you and I'd like to explain in detail because it's important for us to know the difference. And it's important for us to know why exactly we should be following these instructions of Allah subhanho wa Taala that came from the most blessed lips that existed the lips of Mohammed salatu salam.
So, firstly, when we take a look at the jurists and this is the common term Suna that is used when you have a fucky or the fuqaha, the jurists those who speak about what is foreign, what is wajib what is soon What is haram, what is mcru and so on the jurists, they have rules of jurisprudence regarding how to read Salah regarding for example, how to give Zika and so on. They will tell you this is for us
Then they will tell you perhaps in some schools of thought this is why perhaps they will say this is sooner perhaps they would say this is mcru. And or they will say this is haram, according to the jurists in their own understanding, or should I say in the context that they use the term Suna, they are referring to that which is an instruction of Allah, but it is not foreign.
So, it's an instruction of Allah not Pharaoh. Let me give you a beautiful example, we fulfill Salah Malaysia, with jamara, we read something known as far as
the father was for a cat, we fulfill them thereafter, there is something that is an instruction of Allah, but it's not followed anymore. It's not compulsory, it is now voluntary, because it was that which was added as a voluntary act of worship by the following of what Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam did, and he did not say it is compulsory, so it becomes automatically something you are following, but it's considered sooner because the prophets of Salaam did it and he did not consider it compulsory. So that is the context of the jurists known as fuqaha.
Then sometimes you hear the term sooner and people are referring to something forever. Have you ever come across that? From the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, from the Sunnah of the prophet SAW Selim is to fulfill your Salah.
What does that mean? So if you take a look at that, we would actually be looking at the context of those who have studied belief.
Those who are speaking about belief when they speak of Suna the opposite of which is now beta. Have you heard the term beta? So if you hear the term bid, it means an innovation in the deal and innovation in an act of worship. If it's not an act of worship, that's not the term you use anymore. So if I turn on the light, this was not there at the time of the process of selling electricity, the paint the cars, because these are not direct acts of worship. The term bidder doesn't go into those words, because bid is the opposite of Suna, when it comes to belief, if I, for example, believe that Salah is not compulsory at all, what am I doing? I've actually found something wrong or there is
something wrong in my belief, because Salah is compulsory five times a day.
So those who say that this is a pseudonym, and you scratching your head and you're saying but how can it be assumed that it's actually the context in which they are speaking is not the context of the jurists.
It is the context of others. And here we are speaking about those who have specialized in matters of belief. They would say this is a sooner and this is a bidder which means the opposite of a sooner May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding sometimes you hear people saying
that you know what to give. zeca is a great son of Mohammed salah and you start sitting and thinking everyone needs a pillar of Islam. It's a foreign thing. It's something foreign, yes, it is compulsory, it is watching you have to give it but what they mean is that this is the path of Mohammed Salah, this is the way they are not talking of the juristic ruling in that regard. They just talking of the fact that it is part of Islam. It is part of the the Muhammad It is part of the sooner of Muhammad Salah, which means it is part of his life part of his way and so on. For example, when the historians use the term, Suna, do you know what they are referring to something known as
the Sierra the Sierra means the entire life history of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. So people will say I was reading the sooner and I found that the Battle of butter took place. What does that mean? That means I was reading the history of Muhammad SAW someone's entire life and I found in it that the Battle of better took place. So it doesn't mean I was reading something that was not compulsory and I found the Battle of butter No, it means I was reading the Sierra the Sierra actually means a path and the way Suna also means a path and the way generally when we use the term Sierra because it is connected to a road and a path it is the trading of that path of life.
So throughout my life, what I did would be known as my Sierra, it would include some of your ways and habits and absolutely all of your history of autobiography, whatever you'd like to call it from the point of birth right up to the end and what would happen is everything would be recorded with Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam life it is by far the most comprehensive record, the most comprehensive record that you have of any human being that
everyone movement of his the way he his eyes moved the way his lips move, the way he smiled the way he dressed the way he walked. All this is recorded in the books of
Sierra, the books of history, the historians have recorded it when they say this is the son of Mohammed Salah Salaam, they are referring to his history, his entire life, his biography and all his movements, so much so that even the way he had his fingers mentioned in the car, and then we have the term soon, that is used also to refer to his words and his actions and his confirmations.
Who uses the term sooner to refer to those
people known as the mohabbatein. The compilers have a deep they call it Hadith as well, and they call it soon as well. This is why we have I'm sure you've heard of Sahih al Bukhari. You've heard of the book,
Al Jamia and the person who compiled it is an Imam Al Bukhari, it's considered the most correct book after the Quran, then you have Sahih Muslim, then you have sunon the sooner meaning sooner is recorded and compiled by whom you have no magic rahimullah, you have for example, a Buddha would refer to La la, you have unnecessary Rama to La la, and so on. You have these people who have recorded the Sunnah of Mohammed Salah Salim, they've also called their books soon, the sooner so the the the the plural of the term sooner sooner. We have recorded them here they are referring to Heidi.
And Heidi would include the statements of the prophets of Salaam, all of them.
The movements of the prophets are seldom, all of them the confirmations, confirmations, meaning if someone did something in the presence of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. If he was silent about it, it confirms the permissibility of that item because it was prohibited for him to remain silent when something haram was happening in his presence. So for example, there was a certain animal a certain reptile known as
in the Middle East. And some of the companions were eating it. certain type of reptile known as above, and the prophet SAW Selim was silent. So the schools of thought have looked at the Hadees and seen that he was silent. So they said, okay, it's permissible to eat it because Had it been around, you'd say stop eating it. But he saw it. He didn't say anything. No acknowledgement, no denial, it's permissible. It doesn't mean you have to eat the reptile. It doesn't mean it's not because he didn't eat it himself, but it means it's per visible a specific type of reptile. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding, this is only a simple example to show you that when the term
Suna is used, it refers to so many things.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us upon the sooner so when we use it in a broad sense, it's referring to absolutely everything we spoke about now, but perhaps in it is something that may be included as well.
You know from the sooner is to abstain from lies. That means lies is haram. That's what it means. But we using the word from the sooner is to abstain from lies from the sooner is to treat your family members with respect. That's actually compulsory. Did you know that today the way we treat our family members, by far we are so distant from the sooner and we claim to be people who follow Mohammed Salah Salah, what's going on this globe that is in chaos at the moment, if you take a look at the Muslim mean, confused lot, because why we've turned away from the shining example of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam his life, his attitude when he saw those who are not Muslim for him, they were
potential Muslims. He was so concerned about the guidance being delivered to them that he used to go to them speak to them answer their questions, and these were the enemies of Islam.
Everyone who's not a Muslim should not even be called a non non Muslim, you know what they should be called?
with the hope that we should be having for them to turn to Islam, we should refer to them as not yet Muslim Subhana Allah, these are Muslims and these are not yet Muslim Subhana Allah what hope is that taught to us by Mohammed Salah Salah, the minute you say non Muslim, it's like this is us. And this is all of us some way up the ladder our forefathers perhaps were not Muslim. They accepted Islam. Today we seated here.
The effort of someone if they looked at us as enemies, where would we be? Would you be seated here? No. Perhaps your grandfather your great grandfather, one law he from amongst us they are those who have accepted Islam themselves. Reverse. They've come to Islam. They are pure and of you and I who are born Muslim because in a lot of cases, they have seen the darkness and they've come out into the light. But with us sometimes we have not seen or appreciated the light because we were born in it.
Have you noticed when you're in a dark room and the light is turned on, it's a dim light but you you are dazzled for a moment and you take a while because the light has
really affected you. It's really beaming for you. It's bright, but someone who is in a very bright room for him. It's not even so like he gets used to it after a little while and everything's fine and okay. He doesn't appreciate he does not realize for us when the lights go Thanks to Escom, what happens to us?
We use our mobile phones, we turn on the middle screen, which is not even supposed to be a torch. And what happens? The screen lights up and it's okay, can you see I can see clearly. But it's no light, it's actually just a screen that's lighting the path. So let me tell you as muslimeen we should be searching for any light in order for us to see the path but it's not good enough to just see the path you need to walk on it. You need to train it. People are born muslimeen they know the light but they're not reading. Ask those who have seen the darkness and come out of the darkness. They will tell you what a lie the sooner of Mohammed Salah Salah, the sooner of Muhammad Sallallahu
Sallam is to preach to those to teach those who are in the darkness, to go to them to try with them to answer their questions, to have hope in their regard to pray for them, to ask Allah to guide them and to guide us all and to bring them to the light in such a way that they don't only see it but they walk on it.
Subhana Allah and this is why when you take a look at the most important, the most important supplication in Islam
is one supplication that we repeat as Muslims so many times every single day. But we don't even realize you know why? Because we in the light, we don't even know the meaning of it, we pass it and we just watch watching the tune when that thing is ready. You know what it is?
Have you ever considered Surah Fatiha? Have you ever thought what it means?
Go through it quickly. Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen the meaning of that is
All praise is due to Allah Lord of the words. That's just a simplified meaning it actually goes far deeper than that. But let's continue on Rockman Rahim, most Most Beneficent, Most Merciful there is a deeper meaning to it. In fact, what it means is a rough man is a very broad Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala or Rahim is a specialized mercy for those who believe
Maliki omit the Owner of the Day of Judgment, then what do we say?
You will know when we wish you alone we asked for help. Now I'm about to ask for help. So what's the help? I'm asking for? One
Sudoku 30 How is repeated compulsorily in every prayer without us realizing that they just want supplication to Allah in that sort of In fact, yeah, it goes to show that that is the most important prayer ever that a Muslim can make you don't have water you don't have food you don't have drink no problem. Well, sorry, not no problem, but small problem.
But if you don't have guidance, very big problem because you're a junior when a person has lost the dunya this world in the next so Allah says he didn't
Guide us to the straight path Guide us to the straight path Subhan Allah
Allahu Akbar Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all
acts of guidance why the draft guidance because what law he a lot of us know Salah is for but for future we sleeping we know we're doing wrong, but that's Allah we say Oh Allah Guide us to the straight path The path of those whom you have favored. It means when you get up for Salah when you dress appropriately when you abandon your sin, you need to know that that is the path of those whom Allah has favored us favor those who are guided remember this so if you want to be favored by Allah make a little bit of an effort it shows the favor of Allah upon you I made an effort but with us no effort means no sleep the fact that there's nothing wrong we healthy we going to work we earning a
salary we got a car we got a beautiful family we going we eating and everything happening forget about forget it will come the day when I'm sick when there's a disaster when my child dies is Allah safeguard us? Why do we have to wait for calamity before we tend to the Sunnah of Mohamed Salah Salah Why do we have to wait for disaster before we turn.
But even if the disaster does come and we do turn, it is still not too late.
Some of us disaster comes we turn for 510 minutes and then we go back. May Allah forgive us. But this is the reality. So Allah says guidance is in the hands of Allah. Do you know when Abu Talib who was the uncle of Mohammed Salah Salah who actually helped and benefited and protected to a certain extent Islam and the Muslims in the meccan period when they were being persecuted. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam really wanted him to accept Islam. And the Prophet says yeah, me Oh, my uncle say the one statement just say la ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu
Just say there is none worthy of worship besides, you see, why is it that when entering the fold of Islam, we need to balance both La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu ala let those who don't believe in the sooner hear this.
We say there is none worthy of worship besides Allah and Mohammed Salah Salam is the final messenger of Allah. That's what we say. It is not complete by uttering half of it No way. It's not complete. You need to utter the next half of it. It is there. Look at the Quran in surah Mohammed, Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
LA, the surah is named after Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and in the surah Allah is saying you should know that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah.
And in Surah, which is the surah of victory, you want to achieve that victory in that surah Allah says, Mohammed medora Sulu, LA, beautiful,
beautiful. So that entire statement of Shahada is mentioned in the Quran. It's there both of those aspects are there. We believe that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah. We believe the Quran is the word of Allah. But we also believe that Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam is the messenger and the final messenger, whatever he says, is a message from the one who sent him as a messenger who is Allah subhanho wa Taala. What is the point of saying I believe is the messenger sallallahu Sallam and then you say, but these statements are all by the way, Sofitel La La you believe is the messenger Do you? How dare you say he statements were irrelevant, or even a single one of his
statements were irrelevant? How? Allah forgive us. May Allah guide us. This is Islam. Here is the Quran telling us that your faith is not complete. If you don't follow the Sunnah Mohamed Salah if you don't consider him a true messenger. What is a messenger? Have you thought about it? a postman who comes is he giving you from himself? He's giving you all the letters from whoever sent those letters.
So Allah sinks a messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam chose him because the most noble in character in conduct in every aspect of the term nobility
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we are lucky. We are fortunate. So the prophet SAW Selim tells his uncle, say the statement, and I'll fight your case on the Day of Judgment, just say it. The uncle didn't say it because the cronies of Quraysh was standing around, you know, the chiefs and they said, Hey,
you know, you want to go back on the faith of your father, how can you do that?
So the prophets of Salaam was quite sad, when he was sent a lot of universe and Allah says,
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you will not guide whomsoever you wish to guide or Muhammad Rasul Allah, but it is Allah who will guide whomsoever He wishes to guide. This was only in order to confirm Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam because he was said, Allah knows best why what happened happened? And he knows best why what will happen will happen, that's Allah. But this shows you that guidance is in the hands of Allah. So one might argue and say, well, there's another verse in the Quran, which says to Mohammed Salatu, salam wa, in Nicoletta de la sera
steady indeed you are the one who guides to the straight path. So why does Allah say Allah alone will guide and then he says, You are the one who will guide to the straight path to Mohammed Salah Salah, it's important for us to know simple answer, a simple answer. Let me give it to you in the form of an example.
If I tell you I need to go back to Boca now tonight. Please tell me what's the best route to get there. And you tell me jump onto the into and go straight when you see the road meandering and you see that word Woodstock? Be careful because there is a speed trap.
Am I right?
Well, one of the youngsters told me Don't worry that we will is over a long time ago this can no more take pictures.
Wow, we know that much about the speed traps. What about the Allah subhanho wa Taala and the prohibitions, we are being photographed. In fact, something beyond photography, we are being completely recorded and then we're not worried you're speeding to sin, and you're not speeding to that which is compulsory. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us drive our bodies in the right direction. I mean, at the right speed.
So my brothers and sisters, you tell me the way to go. What did you do? You guided me? Am I right? What was the guidance? educated you I told you I showed you the path. So I leave from here and I decide. You know what that person doesn't know what
He's talking about let me go from the back. So now I start going, what do they call it the M 300 or 3000, which takes you all the way that behind some way they end up in Mitchell's plane.
And then I say But hang on what was that guy said he didn't tell you this. He told you something, he guided you, you did not follow the guidance. So going back, Mohammed salatu salam is definitely the guy He guides to the straight path but whether or not the people will follow the path is in the hands of Allah. Simple. So he is a guy He will guide and Allah says you are the guide to the straight path. And then Allah says but whether or not they will adopt the path that's in our hands, don't worry, your duty This is why Allah says so many times to Mohammed Salah in Allah in lol Bella, indeed, Your duty is none other than to convey the message you conveyed it. That's your duty done.
You know, when we see children and so on, you tell them a sudden stop doing this. He says, firstly, I'm not your son. Secondly, even my dad doesn't talk to me like that. And thirdly, who are you to talk to me?
That's what they do today.
They want to punch you.
Who are you? You're not my dad. stopzilla So then what do you say old man say son, I was only two I told you about my son.
I'm not used. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us the attitude why this attitude? My beloved children who are seated here who may be listening to this later on.
Don't have that attitude. appreciate those who correct you Well, it is the son of Mohammed Salah Sanam, not only to correct but to appreciate correction. Do you know that Mohammed salatu salam being the perfect being that he was, Allah planned certain things in the life of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam in a way that they happened not because they were to be a fault of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, but in order for them to be a lesson for us all to say that part of perfection is to accept correction. Remember this part of perfection is to accept correction. You know, we have the opening verses of surah, tuberous Abba Sahaja. When
the prophet SAW Selim, he found and he turned his face, so Allah says, he found and he turned his face when the blind man came to him. So some people out of their love of the prophets of Salaam they say no, that didn't ever happen. So we say to them, hang on. There's a verse of the Quran that says is happened. And there is not only one deed, but so many authenticated narrations that are undoubted that have proven that it did happen. So don't say out of your love that it did not happen because then you demand something that's in the Quran. But rather than that, understand why it is there. It's not there in order to show that the prophets Allah made a mistake. No, it's there. So that
Allah says, you follow the Sunnah and the path of the messenger, you won't need anything else. So one of the things that people would have to go through is correction and the way you react to correction did the prophet SAW Selim get angry when Allah revealed those verses, he was the one who read it. If he wanted, he would have covered it and said, Hey, this is this verse didn't come down.
But he was the messenger, he recited those verses, there are more than that. There are so many examples. I've only given you one. So out of our love of Rasulullah, saw Salah we say Indeed, he was perfect.
And Allah chose for that to happen, not for him for us, so that the lesson can come to us today. We no matter how perfect and brainy and intelligent you think you are, when someone corrects you, you need to nod your head and thank him somehow Allah. And you know, they say intelligence comes with arrogance, when it is not checked. You think you're too clever. That's what they say to you. And you really do think you are, Allah forgive us, those who are very bright, they don't like to be told, because why? That's the bright Spark. But you also make mistakes. You can be very intelligent, but you lack wisdom sometimes that the wise train you
a lot of us have too much of knowledge. But we do we lack wisdom. So how to disseminate that knowledge we don't know. And we think we know because we do sharp Here comes up. So what I want to teach you a lesson to say Hang on, no matter who you are, here is the best of creation. He acknowledged. He changed in the sense that he greeted after
he gave him importance. He understood he recited the verses. So every one of us learn an example learn from that example. Imagine if that wasn't there. People would say okay, I'm following the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and everything but there is no example of when when you corrected how you should take the correction.
That's why when I started this channel,
For what did I say? Part of perfection is to accept correction. beautifully. That's the sooner of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. Here we are my brothers and sisters, what a beautiful life you lead a life of happiness, a life of contentment, because that was the messenger. Take a look. If Allah wanted one law, he could have given Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the keys to the treasures of the entire dunya all the golden silver, the platinum and what have you, everything would have been in his hands and everything would have been at his disposal. He would have given him absolutely everything but Allah chose for him a life that was not the life of the haughty and the wealthy. It
was a simple life. He went through difficulty he went through years when they had nothing to eat, they were eating the leaves of a tree.
I don't think any one of us have eaten the leaves of a tree
unless they folded with Indian spices inside cold pan.
I had to think of it quickly because you know people start objecting they know I do eat leaves but you eating it as a luxury.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us my brothers and sisters. We are so fortunate and then we say Allah doesn't love me why because you know eat beef every day but I haven't been able to eat before the last four days.
The most beloved unto Allah no beef no chicken no nothing I shall have Ilana says
Allah Mohammed in, even though we were the family of Mohammed, Salah Salah, a month past we saw the moon we saw the moon we saw the moon thrice in war in Latin Roma. It was only dates and water. Three months, never once did they say Allah doesn't love us?
They were happy. They were delighted with us, you lose your job three months you have no salary. You start doubting Allah. Allah, where is the perfect example. This is where the sooner comes in. Go back, look at his life. Check what he did. Look at what Rasulullah saw Salaam had, it will open your heart it will open your doors it will open your mind. It will make you see and appreciate the little that you have. He was the best. He used to engage in Salah not just a follow up.
But he used to stand at night until his legs were swollen and his wife
used to ask him Oh messenger, you are the best. You are the greatest you are forgiven completely meaning perfect, sinless, spotless. How come you were standing at night until your feet are swelling? He says a fella akuna hobbiton Shakira, shouldn't I be a slave who's thankful to Allah for what he's given me. The more he's given me the more I must be in Salah. Amazing with us. The more we have the further we gone. They say those who have a lot of wealth, no sin Have they not left? That's not true. When it comes to the true believers. It may be true for those who don't know Allah. Let's turn to Allah brothers and sisters. We want to thank Allah Allah has given you much more
in terms of material wealth, Allah has given you much more than a lot of the companions of Muhammad Sallallahu Do you know that but there's no Baraka in what we have is no blessing. Because in gratitude, and when we say I'm grateful, that's all someone says How's business?
How's business kundala
brother, what does that mean? Is that your gratitude gratitude, you're not there for Salah you don't know what Salah looks like come Ramadan only Allah knows what happens. Allah forgive us
How is your business? You say you know we definitely do thank Allah I'm not saying don't say Alhamdulillah it's a beautiful answer. But mean it neat let it come from inside because lol hamdulillah should be showing by you being there for Salah philosophy that's what it is by you being there for Salah by you dressing appropriately by you abandoning sin the Xena is so easily committed you cut it you say no ways Oh Allah I thank you businesses okay. Others are struggling.
The economy is turning down with you know that we all know that throughout the globe, people are suffering everything is crashing right or wrong. Things are becoming more and more expensive. Business is not as it used to be a few years ago Zimbabwe is now coming right
now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease
so what happens you need to thank Allah he's still giving you is bestowed upon you He's given us so much. Really he has that's Allah, my brothers and sisters, this is the son of Mohammed Salah Salah What a beautiful life we follow it we understand the various categories of the term soon we will definitely follow as best as we can we will definitely take cognizance of the fact that certain things are compulsory, certain things are not compulsory, but recommended certain things are permissible in totality, known as MOBA permissible completely certain things are detested in certain things.
are totally prohibited. We need to know that in terms of Judas prudence and in terms of the juristic rulings. And when it comes to matters of faith, we know that certain items are taught by Mohammed salatu salam acts of worship, they will be known as soon as those acts of worship not taught by Mohammed Salah Salaam are the opposite of the term Suna, the opposite of it in that context would be that and the same applies when it comes to the life and the history of Mohammed Salah Salem, I call on you to read on it. I tell you what I was taught by one of my own Messiah, one of the teachers who taught me He says, whenever you are in difficulty, go and open the pages of the biography of
Muhammad wa salam, O Allah will create ease for you because when you read it, and you know that this is the best of creation and look at how much they suffered, you will realize hey, you know what, this is not the punishment of Allah we are quick. When something goes wrong, a factory burns down. People say Allah punish that guy, Allah punish. You did not come to you telling you that I'm going to punish this man that now suddenly you know that that happened? Not at all. So we thank Allah subhanho wa Taala We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us goodness and ease. And we We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to open our doors, my beloved brothers really it was an amazing evening that we
had here. I spoken for 46 minutes 13 seconds Exactly. By now it's probably 16 seconds.
And I thank Allah Subhana Allah for giving us this opportunity. We have a brother who would like to inshallah embrace Islam.
I think he's here with us. And perhaps if the brother can get up and come forward, inshallah, we would like to get the declaration of the Shahada inshallah, as we've spoken, and we make dua for him, and we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless him, and to bless one and all. And my brothers and sisters, while the people who are not yet Muslim are looking at the goodness of Islam, and seeing it and reverting in their 1000s If not, 10s of 1000s if not hundreds of 1000s we who are already Muslim, let us rejuvenate. Let us open up let us revisit the teachings of Islam with the idea of adopting it. It's not good enough to say I know we're lucky there are people who are jealous
of us. They want to spoil the carpet from beneath us. They want to snatch away our Deen it's the biggest gift that we have. Let that not happen. Learn it adopted, follow it, put it into practice properly so that when your children see when the rest of the muslimeen see when the youth and the young see they see your contentment, your happiness, your enjoyment your balanced lifestyle, and they realize that this balance this goodness, this enjoyment within limits is actually what is taught by Islam and that is what will bring us to salvation in this world in the next barakallahu
you want to do a few announcements. Okay, inshallah we will close for a few moments, the brothers want to make a few announcements and then we will take the Shahada if the brother is not for example, we pay to come and stand in front of everyone sometimes there's a bit of stage fright, although there's no stage here, but no problem. We can do it later on inshallah perhaps somewhere towards the back. Does that come on? Okay.