Ramadan 2015 – Day 19
Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2015
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In this episode Mufti Menk enlightens on the reasons of revelations from Surah Al-Isra, which were striking a balance while giving charity, to utter only the best of the words while others harm you, oneness of Allah, working of the soul, challenges given by Allah SWT to the disbelievers, importance of different names of Allah SWT.
salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala shopping and big mousseline. Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Tabby normanby be sunny Nila Yomi de Nueva. We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless his entire household May Allah bless them, all his companions May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every single one of us as well. My brothers and sisters the month of Ramadan is a month where in many of us become more charitable than we are outside the month of Ramadan. Perhaps one of the reasons may be that the reward in the month of
Ramadan is multiplied, and therefore people who would like to hope and wish that by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala if they were to be charitable, in the month of Ramadan, perhaps Masha Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala would be more pleased. Let's remember one thing, if a person happens to delay an act of charity that is due before Ramadan or that is necessary or needed before Ramadan, because they would like a bigger reward in Ramadan than that is wrong. The reason is, if it is needed and required, we need to give it as and when it is needed. And by the will of Allah, Allah knows the intention, he will give us a greater reward. There is no point in seeing a man dying of
starvation and telling him wait for Ramadan and I will give you a charity. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah forgive us. However, when it comes to charities, there are several types of people, some people are balanced Mashallah and that is a movement. A true believer is supposed to be balanced, you know your income, you know how much you've saved, and you give what is due and you give more than what is due for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala that which is Zakah is compulsory. And that which is beyond zecca. voluntary. That too We should be giving, make sure that the amounts are quite handsome by the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. However, there are some who don't give, they seem
to just stick to whatever they have. They keep it they find themselves miserly. And they find it difficult even to calculate that which is just two and a half percent of their Sokka that their compulsory charity so to speak. And then you have those who are so generous, that they give away even what they need themselves. So sometimes you have a piece of clothing so panel lights covering you, and the next best thing you've taken it out and giving it to someone else. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala help us achieve a balance. Remember, there is a narration that appears of jabil of the Allahu Allah in some of the books of DFC, where he speaks about some of the companions who used to
give so much that they used to later on, have to go and search for some of their own basic necessities. And there is one narration where it is mentioned of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam himself, out of his generosity and his care for others. There was a man who came to him and requested something, so much so that he requested a piece of clothing and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam according to one narration, gave him a piece of clothing that was needed by the prophets on our salon. And therefore, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us all as a result, to strike the correct balance. Let's listen to the verse, verse number 29 of surah to Lisa
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Do not tie your hand or shackle your hand to your neck. That is an Arabic phrase, which means don't be so miserly. Don't be so stingy you hold back when you have to give in, it's not going to cost you much when you have to reach out to those in need. And don't stretch your hand so much, which means don't become so generous that you give away even your own basic needs. And Allah says strike a balance between the two. If you were to give everything perhaps you might sit at loss. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a good balance and May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who know how to give when to give, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept it from us.
We have out of human nature habit that when someone swears us when someone mocks at us, what do we do? We tend sometimes to give them back an even bigger swear word. It happens. So if someone calls you a swear word, you will give them back and even biggest way away. And sometimes if a person were to be acting in a derogatory manner towards you, we become even more vulgar, more abusive, but that's not a true believer. A true believer no matter what others do, he can
himself as a believer, he carries himself with utmost respect. Someone swears you don't stoop low to their level to sway them back because then your mouth have your mouth has now uttered the swear word as well. So, remember when people hurl abuse at you respond in a very wise manner, a manner that is befitting a true believer. And this is the instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala verse number 53 of surah to israa. According to the book as Babu of Allah He and he has also made mention of it. Omar Musa Fabiola Han who was once insulted by someone they said some derogatory term. And you know, he was a strong man, he could have beaten them up, he could have heard abuse back at them and whatever
he wanted, he could have done. Perhaps there was a time prior to Islam when he would have done that. But when it came to Islam, take a look at this powerful man. He was a solid build, and he was feared he could do what he would like, but he always used to ask the messenger Salatu Salam jasola What should I do? Is it okay? on a few occasions, he wanted to beat up some people who were disrespectful to Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, but he didn't do it before he asked Muhammad Salallahu Salam and Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam always told him to calm down to cool down. And this is when he actually calmed down a lot. So on that occasion, he asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what
should he do? And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam recited the verse.
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Tell him my worship is to utter that which is the best. When you speak, choose your words, a lot of the times, we have communication through the day, through the night as well some of us speak even in our sleep, but Allah subhanho wa Taala, forgive us. That's how much we like to move our mouths. Remember one thing, you need to make sure that you use your mind a little bit as a believer to think what I'm about to say what is the best possible way of saying it, and then communicating, it becomes an act of worship, upon which you will be rewarded. So Panama, so to think before you speak, and to choose the best possible way of communication, especially with your spouse, your children, your
family members, your parents, and the oma at large humanity at large, is actually an act of worship. This is why no matter who you're talking to, to be able to speak is not a big deal. But to be able to speak correctly, with wisdom with respectful words in an effective manner. That is a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala every one of us has a brain, sometimes we tend not to use it when it comes to the mouth, because it's easier to speak than to think we as meaning in America meant to marry the two May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us always beautiful speech, the rest of the verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala says it is the devil, the devil that likes to create enmity, the devil that likes
to create these bad feelings, the hatred and all the problems between you and a lot of these problems are connected to speech, the way we speak to each other what we say and how we say it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen us all.
At the time of the Prophet sallahu wa salam according to Hadith, Mata fatale of rhodiola and he says there were certain human beings who used to worship the jinn, they used to seek help from the jinn kind and worship the jinn kind. And after some time, those gene became muslimeen. They accepted the fold of Islam they worshipped Allah alone, and these people who used to worship those jinn were unaware of it. Now what happens sometimes people worship other people, people worship others who do not ask them to worship them. For example, there are people who worship Jesus May peace be upon him. Allah says in the Quran, that is Allah He Salaam, Jesus May peace be upon him will be asked on the
Day of Judgment, did you instruct the people to worship you and your mother besides me? And you will say never, I would never have uttered the word that I have had no right to utter? Not at all. It is a lie in the law alone. He says, I wish you How would I have instructed others to wish of me? So who is the innocent one, it is Jesus May peace be upon him Who are those who are guilty, those who consider him a deity and actually worship Him? Because we are taught worship your make alone, the one who made you and the one who made Jesus May peace be upon him. This is just one example. But there are so many examples of people who tend to worship other people whom they perceive as pious,
yet the pious person never ever said worship mean Subhana Allah so it's important for us to know this. Allah subhanho wa Taala clarifies it in a very, very clear in a very manifest way. Verse number 56, of Sabah to Lisa Pulido
say, call all those whom you have decided or those whom you claim are Gods besides me, those whom you worship besides me, call all of them. Let's see, file I am licona kashia
wala taweelah they don't own the removal of harm from you know, can they divert it? They don't own removal of harm from you Who is the owner of removal of harm, it's Allah, Allah will remove harm upon you and upon anyone else. And Allah is the one who will divert it. So Allah says, Call them let's see, they won't be able to do anything on that day. And then Allah says, clarifying the position of those innocent saints. Allah says,
Allah He can Lavina their own a Buddha Buddha in our being beam when was Isla
Mehta via funada. They themselves are the ones, those saints who are being worshipped. The Saints themselves are the ones who are trying to get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. They are worshipping Allah, they are the ones who worship Allah subhanho wa Taala trying to get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala seeking means to earn the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala having hope in his mercy, and the verse continues to pan Allah. So my brothers and sisters, the point being raised, in a nutshell is we owe worship to Allah and Allah alone. That is the basics of Islam. We owe our worship to Allah and Allah alone, when I put my head on the ground as prostration It is only and
solely allowed to be put for he who made me nobody else, nothing else, and no one else, no creature, no human know anything besides Allah subhanho wa Taala so when I put my head on the ground is for Allah when I engage in any act of worship, it is for Allah and Allah alone, and that this is the meaning of the term, a yaquina Budo aka staring you alone, we worship and You alone we seek help from we know that it is you in control. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding of this beautiful monotheism. It is actually the Abrahamic religion, the religion of Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam given by Allah subhanho wa Taala it has come down all the way to us. It is known as the
religion of monotheism. May Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen us and our offspring.
Another Hadith Mustafa palay by the same Sahabi Abdullah hibino, Massoud rhodiola and he says the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was once in one of the gardens on the outskirts of Madina, munawwara and some of the Jewish people who wanted to question him and cross question him in order to see if the answers were similar to those that they had in the Torah. They decided to ask him a question about the soul, the soul known as the,
you know, the body and the soul, you have a soul in the body. So they said, Let's ask him about the soul. Let's see what he says. Because obviously, medicine cannot explain the soul to this day cannot explain what happens to you when you sleep. And your soul. metzen cannot explain science cannot explain. It's something Allah has kept for himself, we will perhaps understand one day when we meet with Allah subhanho wa Taala. But it is the instruction of Allah. So one of them said, Ask him, and the other one said, No, don't ask him perhaps you might hear something that might that you might not like, you know, you might be embarrassed with the answer. So they said no, let's ask him. So they
asked him or messenger or Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam tell us about the rule.
So he remained silent for a while. And jabril la Salam came to him with verses with number 85 of similar to this law. Why as I don't occur on you, they are asking you about the soul, the ROI.
What's the answer? What should you tell them? Guney Roman, Obi Wan.
Connie tells them the soul is with the instruction of Allah. The soul is by the command of Allah and you have not been given knowledge except very little whatever you know, is actually just a droplet. Our knowledge in comparison with the knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala we cannot begin to compare Subhana Allah we cannot begin to compare. In fact, our knowledge with that of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, we cannot begin to compare. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us and we walk around on earth like know it alls. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us. anyone says anything, especially about religion. Everyone becomes
Great, great scholar. Have you noticed that people talk about accounts, they talk about mixing you listen from the doctor. They talk about accounts, you listen from the accountant, they talk about plumbing, you listen from the plumber, they talk about anything else they will listen from be those of the field, the professionals of the field, come to religion. Everyone becomes a PhD holder. So panela everyone knows he has his own factors. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us. Yes, it's important to know, and it's important to learn, but remember, speak with sound knowledge or remain silent. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala help us learn. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala. Bless us,
brothers and sisters, this verse shows us that there are certain things that Allah has kept for himself in his own knowledge. Similarly, when it comes to something known as the separated letters this evening in taraweeh, we heard some of these letters. For example, Oh, see me?
What's the meaning of that? The true answer is, Allah has kept that knowledge for himself. That's the knowledge Subhana Allah, no one can come and say okay, it means this and it means that and so on. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us certain things Allah says we've kept it for ourselves. This is what is meant by belief in the unseen We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless every single one of us. This is the power of the Quran. Can I tell you the eloquence at the time of Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was such that people used to be able to sing poetry, or should I say, otter poetry, and rattle it out without even thinking much. And it would be exactly according to
rules of Arabic language, and it would be full of deep meaning. And they would get excited, they actually gathered in the evenings, and they had these little clubs that they would get together in and they would start rattling these poems, and each one would be so amazed and impressed, and the other would outdo the first and so on. This was the time of NaVi Salalah salon where language was at a peak, although the bulk of them were unlettered unlimited mean, meaning they were unable to read or write. But that doesn't mean they were not educated in terms of language. They could speak and they were extremely eloquent, and they had memories. At that time, they would memorize absolutely
everything. They knew the lineage of their camels, seven generations back. Today, we don't know our own lineage, seven generations back.
I challenge you. Anyone here knows their generation, or their lineage seven generations back? I'll be the first one whose hands are down Hello Kabbalah. Allah subhanho wa Taala Forgive us, and yet they had memories that were unmatched.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us May He grant us a good memory for the right things. hamdulillah so my brothers and sisters, at that time Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam came with the Quran, the Quran was not poetry. It was not singing. It was something in between. It wasn't speech. It was something that was between the poetry and the ordinary speech. It's the speech of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It was full of meaning it is full of meaning it has any power. It has in it so much of sweetness, that if you were to hear the melodious recitation of the Quran, it would affect even the hearts of those who disbelieve.
So when he came with it, people became jealous. Obviously, people would definitely become jealous. In Tafseer tabari narration of Napa so the loved one, it is reported that some of the people of the book came to him. You know, they used to hear him, they used to see people around him getting all excited about listening to the beautiful words of the poem. I can give you one story that happened in muckety muck, allama signifie, Abu Jamal, Abu sufian, these people who are some of the leaders of Malaysia, they hated the messenger sallallahu Sallam because of their che, they thought we're going to lose our position, we're going to lose our power. So we don't want to accept we know it's the
truth, but leave him we don't want to accept it because we will no longer be the leaders of Mecca. So at night very quietly when Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam used to go used to be reading the Quran at his place of rest, and he used to read the Quran in a beautiful melodious tone. They tiptoed once quietly separately. And they happen to listen to these words. And they heard and they were filling themselves listening to the beauty of the Quran. And in the darkness when he was finished, they were tiptoeing away, and guess what? they bumped into each other. What are you doing here? What are you doing here?
And the other one says What about you? And each one of them then admitted a we came to listen to this word. Okay? Listen. Very, very bad. We're supposed to be the leaders here. Don't ever come again. You heard that? Never ever. Okay, never. Next day, all three of them. Were they again
So Pamela, all of them back, same story, they bumped into each other for the third time that happened, and then they swore their oath. This is just showing you the beauty of the Quran the impact it had even on the enemies of Islam, still it has the impact, powerful impact upon when it is recited correctly with proper melody. Then you see the impact it has May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us. However, my brothers and sisters, what happened is they started picking on him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it is reported later on.
They came to him and told him some people came to him and told him to see you have this foreign that is revealed. And we have the Torah that is revealed. It is a much better book. It has everything together. It was revealed all at once. It's come in book form, and this Koran separated and it's not as clustered as the Torah. And at the same time, we want you to stop saying this. Or if you don't, we will come up with a similar Quran and we will embarrass you. We're going to bring up something similar to this and we're going to confuse people. So Allah subhanho wa Taala gives them the challenge. What's the challenge verse number 88? of pseudo
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say if all mankind and Kincaid had to gather together in order to come up with something similar to this Quran, they will never ever come up with anything similar to it, even if all of them assisted one another to try and achieve that. Never. We are 14 136 years from the hegemon. We are still waiting, Mahatma, we are still waiting. Nobody has come up with anything even similar. And there are other challenges in the Quran. Allah says Amir pulu, Neff Tara, are they saying that Mohammed salatu salam fabricated this cool fact to be actually sumari mayfly let them come up with 10 sutras chapters similar to the Quran. Then Allah says, Put in fact to be Suraj
tell them to come up with even one surah similar to it. They didn't come up with anything similar to the Quran. They couldn't come up with anything similar to 10 Sutras, 10 chapters, they couldn't come up with anything similar to one chapter, then Allah tells them failure to be happy.
If they are truthful, bring about even speech that sounds like the Quran. Let's see.
They still haven't come up with it. Subhan Allah where people are picking on the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala look at this the power. I want to end that particular point by saying we muslimeen read the Word of Allah, Allah He my brothers and sisters, ask yourself, why does it not impact upon you as a believer? Why doesn't it change your life when it changed the lives of disbelievers who became Muslim in the likes of Omar and Naja, she may Allah subhanho wa Taala peace and blessings be upon them who cried who turned when they had enmity in their heart just because they heard one verse of the Quran here we have entire chapters of the Quran being rattled out, or should I say, recited
in such a beautiful way and we read it as well. And we our eyes have not yet cried for the sake of Allah.
We need to revisit our link with Allah subhanho wa Taala we need to look again at how we take this pill and how we look at it, how we respect it, how exactly we carry it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us understand that it is indeed the most powerful word in existence.
Let's look at some of the other challenges Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam Born in muckety muck karma we know that his lineage very well known. He was chosen by Allah the best of creation. We know there is no debate that Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam African will help you wakamaru surely the best of creation the most honored of all the messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala without a doubt, a man blemishes a man perfect a man in every sense of the term perfection he was the example. Allah subhanho wa Taala chose him in actual fact, we are very very honored to be from his oma. In fact we should be considering ourselves so fortunate to have been chosen by Allah subhanho wa Taala to be following
such a shining example. sallallahu alayhi wasallam you know what they told him, they said, Listen, we will
except what you've brought, but the minute someone says, but you know, they've got a problem. You know, normally when people apologize, they put a big button that apology, you know, I'm very sorry, but you know, it was your fault. That means you will not sorry, the minute you added a button, it's over. You're not sorry at all. You know, someone says, I'm going to go but that means you're not going to go or you've got a condition that will delay the going something wrong. If you want to be genuine. Just say Look, I'm sorry, stop there. No ifs, no buts. Nothing else is just an example. So they said we'll follow but the minute they said, but it means we're not going to follow. We've got
some excuses. So they began, they said, We want you first to cause something from the earth springs to gush forth. Let's see them we standing and we waited, right? Cause the springs to gush from here. Let's see, and they're waiting. It's not vanilla, look at them insulting Mohammed, Salah, Salah. And Allah says we could have done it, they still wouldn't have accepted it. That's why we did not do it. Because Allah says if we send it, and we make it happen, and then they don't accept it, we will destroy them instantly. But as a point of mercy, we didn't give them immediately because we did not want to punish them immediately either.
SubhanAllah. So he said that they said, and I'm going to read the verse, verse number 9293 of the reason I'm going to read it, it's mentioned the robbery by an apostle of the law and the points are actually in reverse. what they said was not mean Allah had Juliana meaning.
They said, We will not believe in you until you cause the earth to gush in terms of springs make the springs gush from the earth. otaku en El Cajon, la mina Kini Marina de facto Fangio, Latina de la, all we want you to have gardens, gardens of the date, palm and gardens of grapes. And we want you to cause beautiful rivers to flow within those gardens. Let's see it then we will believe in you look at that. They are uttering that which is absolutely bizarre, unacceptable. And then they continue to say, I will just pay for some
Amazon data in a key cipher. All we want you to cause a piece of the sky to fall on us. As you have been warning us. You told us punishment might come from the top. Let's see one piece of the sky cutout drop on us. We want to see it.
I will talk to Bill Nye, he will mela EKG, Camila. Oh, you speak of the angels and you speak of Allah. We want to see those angels and we want to see Allah bring them here.
Look at this. Look at the arrogance. Then they said, We akuna la cabeza.
Oh, you we want you to have a house full of adornment full of all forms of expensive items. You're a man from amongst us you live in a home the average homes from among our homes and so on. We want you to be a top person who has a house that is full of adornment and everything else and on top of that, they continue to say our top office
or we want to see you walking up going into the heaven.
We want to see you're going up you know straight we want to see that this man okay is going to the heaven. And even if you go up, guess what they said? While Mineiro Tikka Hata tuna Zilla, Elena kita
even if you go up, we wouldn't believe that you've actually gone up until you come down with a book from the heaven that we seen you bring down with a few angels holding it and you come and we want to read the book then we will say okay, okay, you're the messenger.
So Allah gives them an answer. Cool, suka Hana be held
to Illa Bashar sola, tell them praise be to my Lord Subhana be I am only but a human being who is a messenger. What are you asking me all these things so parent or be? So this was a response given? The point I learned when people are stubborn. You can do what you want. They won't accept what is right. May Allah protect us from such such stubbornness.
It might happen, different levels in our lives, different people. Some people are social matter. Some people are financial metal. Some people are political matter. whatever else it may be a religious matter. Sometimes the stubbornness is what destroys us. Learn to soften up for the right reasons. Learn to be a person who's not stubborn. When it comes to matters of this nature where you're wrong, you're wrong, admitted hands down and continue. Perhaps you will lead a better and happier life. The reason is, if we learn to become stubborn for various petty items, even major things one day we will become stubborn briga
If someone corrects you regarding religion, but because you are so stubborn anyway regarding other things, you will not want to take the correction. So what happened? You need to work on your bad habit from now. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us protection and an understanding.
Then the last verse I'd like to speak about this evening, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and this is made mention of intimacy, robbery and duration of kidnap buzzworthy Allahu Allah. He during the time of the head Jude Institute, he used to make dua to Allah. He used to call out to Allah Institute in prostration. And part of the call we are taught that you call out to allow using all his beautiful names and qualities. You're asking for sustenance you can use the name of Allah Yara Zotto, owner of sustenance, you're asking for cure you can use the name of Allah owner of cure. Yeah, Shafi and so on. Yeah, what do you asking for love? Yaga farro, you're asking for forgiveness?
Yeah, Allah who the name of Allah. You can use any of these names, but you're still referring to one Allah. So the prophet SAW Selim in his sujood they heard him say, Yeah, man. Oh, Allah.
Man. Oh, yeah, he mo Oh Allah you who is a man who you who is Rahim?
What is the meaning of Rahman and Rahim? They are referring to the mercy of Allah. O you who is most beneficence are you who is most merciful? The difference between the two is a man is a term that is full of mercy that encompasses entire creation of Allah. And Rahim is a specialized mercy specially for those who believe in Allah. That's the difference between the two. So, the kuffar when they heard this, they said, Look at him, he was the one telling us to worship one God and here he is calling out quite a few. He's saying Rahmani Raheem is saying Allah, he must make his mind up. Stone villa. Look at how foolish they are. So Allah says this number 110 of sudo to Lisa colada en la,
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say, use the name Allah use the name, man call out saying Allah saying Allah Man, these are all the beautiful names of the same Allah Subhana Allah. So from this island and I'm sure the lesson is for all of us, brothers and sisters, start learning the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala his qualities, learn them, put them into practice and use them to call out to Him Do you know what the Hadith says? in Allah He Tabata kata Allah de satin what is INA? isma me at an illa wahida Manasa ha ha ha ha de halogen. Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala has many names, many, many names 99 from amongst them, if anyone memorizes 99 Names of Allah subhanho wa Taala learns them, protect them puts them into
practice for them is paradise. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us learn the names of Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us Jin and Allah subhanho wa Taala resurrect us in the companionship of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam forgive out all our shortcomings or sallallahu wasallam robotic Allah and Amina Mohammed Subhan Allah Subhana Allah homovanillic handing the shadow lie lantern