Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2015
This episode of Mufti Menk mentions the reasons of revelations from Surah Taha, Surah Ambiya, Surah Hajj and Surah Muminun. The instances being believing and disbelieving in Allah, quraysh questioning about the destruction of mountains, prophets calling out to Allah, mention about heaven and hell-fire, creation of mankind, permission to retaliate against oppressors and announcement of hajj.
Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
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We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we always commenced by sending blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household, all his companions, may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them all, and bless every single one of us. I mean, my brothers and sisters, I'm sure you've heard people who are not Muslim say that. Islam is very difficult. It has a lot of rules and regulations. Sometimes there are people who are interested in entering Islam, but in their hearts and minds, they feel that there are too many restrictions. When I become a Muslim, perhaps life will become difficult. I need to pray at certain times, I need to dress in a specific way, I need to
watch out what I eat, I need to make sure that my thinking is okay, I need to make sure that my clothing is okay. I'm not allowed to be with certain people and I can be with so with certain people, and so on. And there are so many people who have so many rights that need to be fulfilled. And a lot of this sometimes gives the impression to those who don't know that Islam brings about distress in the life of a person. Well, according to the generation of a buzzer, the alarm is made mention of in several of the books of reasons of Revelation. He says that at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, some of the people of Quraysh. They said the same thing, and they fought
the same thing in the US to spread the same thing. So they used to see Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam engage in long worship. And they used to see the Muslim in engaging in acts of worship and they used to say this Quran has been revealed in order for it to be a means of distress for those who follow it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive that type of thinking, sometimes even the week from amongst us, who are not aware of the contentment that we achieve by following these rules and regulations. They feel too many rules, too many regulations, everything is restricted. The truth is what are you searching for, if you are searching for contentment, the minute you let loose, you lose
all contentment. The minute you put restrictions on yourself, you will achieve contentment and happiness. If you run behind the world, the world is such that you will never ever catch up with it. It always moves quicker than you move. Let me give you a simple example. How many of you have the latest mobile phone? You perhaps the bulk would put up your hands we have the s the S seven, that's the one I have Michelle,
you're laughing because it's not yet out to be honest with you, by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala if you have the latest one, it's only latest for a few minutes after that. There is another one it keeps you running and it keeps you running so fast. You have the latest motor vehicle Five minutes later, there's another one it distresses you when you have bought the latest Mercedes Benz for example. And you are so excited driving it to puncture your balloon in a split second, a man with the later one needs to drive past it's over. Your millions are actually a means of your distress. And you think to yourself What did I do the same happens to your phone The same happens to
everything else. So Allah teaches you you really want contentment. Be happy with what you have put on your blinkers thank Allah, be restricted, restrict yourself put lots of rules and regulations and you will find yourself in upon the height of happiness. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us happiness and contentment. So Allah subhanho wa Taala reveals the opening verses of surah ha ha making it clear that the Quran has not been revealed in order for it to be a means of your distress. Por
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Allah says Ha ha, this Quran has not been revealed to you. Oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that you become distressed? No, it is only a reminder for those who fear or who are conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala. May Allah help us
to in fact read the Quran and let it be the reminder for us to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala What a beautiful verse. In fact, it is reported that Omar Abril, Allah Allah, these verses were revealed in the early stages of Mecca. And when he was when he were had an intention to go and harm Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he stopped by his system and in the procedure in the process. It's a long story.
But he stumbled across verses of the Quran. These were the verses. And he says there was a question in his mind from a long time back that these restrictions How do people find Islam appealing when it brings about so much in terms of restriction? So he says, When I came across these verses as I read this verse, I knew this was a response from Allah subhanho wa Taala. To me, telling me that you know what, the Quran is not revealed in order for you to be distressed, rather, by following all these rules and regulations, you will be free of all forms of distress. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us May Allah grant us happiness and contentment, I mean,
then according to mmm so you try to lie and they make mention of how the co founder of Croatia asked Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, looking at the mountains of Mecca, that you claim that the world is going to come to an end everything will be destroyed, there's going to be a day of judgment. What is your Lord going to do with these mountains? That's a question. So Allah subhanho wa Taala replies he makes mention of the question and he gives them the answer, verse number 105 of Surah Taha, what is aluna Quran eg
they are asking you about the mountains, and what's going to happen to them for Coolio seafood.
indeed, your Lord will blow them away with a single blast, and he will leave the land flat without mountains, that Salah take a look at the earthquakes. Take a look at the volcanoes take a look at the movement of the tectonic plates across the globe. And how it brings about so much change in terms of the land and the geography of that particular land. At that time, the kuffaar of Quraysh knew no better, obviously now with technology the minute there is a tsunami, we would know across the oceans what has happened. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from these types of disasters and may He protect us from being punished. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us this beautiful
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then we have sort of Colombia the next surah and that surah is named after the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala if you take a careful look at the surah it shows us how the prophets are the chosen ones of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah has chosen them above everyone else. Allah Who else Luffy mean
he can do solo Amina.
It is Allah who has chosen the messengers from among the angels and from among people. It's a law who has given status to others higher than some. So this is Allah subhanho wa Taala his decision However, it does not mean that Allah is upset with you when you are going through turbulent times when you are going through difficulty when you are going through a period that may seem negative, it does not mean Allah is upset with you. Perhaps it is through that very problem or issue or difficulty that you will achieve closeness to Allah subhanho wa Taala how many of us are guilty of not calling out to Allah with such sincerity? And then when we have problems and difficulties, we
become the most sincere people we start to cry, we get up for Salah we make the promises we quit our sin. Wouldn't you agree that difficulty was the best gift for us? We got close to Allah in no time. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us from those who wait for problems before we tend to him rather than extend to him during days of ease so that he turns to us or so that he assists us during our difficult days. I mean, so Allah makes mentioned subhanho wa Taala of the call of all of these messengers, one after the other. Each one of them called out to him. So you will notice the words nada nada means to call out he called who called One who is nada Babu and remember when Noah called
out to us in the past, he was a messenger What did he have to call out for? Allah says no, he called out as well. And you know what? festa Jebin Allah and we responded to the call. Amazing. Then Allah says, What are you eating nada? And remember when you job May peace be upon him called out to us? And what does Allah say first gentlemen, Allah we responded to his call after some time we gave him then Allah subhanho wa Taala says was that Gary?
And remember when Zakaria called out to us, these are the cream of the crop, but they too called out to us Oh man, are you going to be arrogant not to call out to Allah. Are you going to be impatient not to wait for the response of Allah subhanho wa Taala those better than you called out they
Tried, they wept, they waited. And Allah says we replied, We responded we know we heard we were there. We know what went on. So pan Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about Eunice la Salaam, Jonah. May peace be upon him. Well then no need to move on.
naka de la la fana Allah speaks of the condition in which the Prophet Yunus May peace be upon him, left his people and he was upset and so on. And Allah says then he called out to us, you know, he was in the belly of the whale. And Allah says, We heard him and Allah says,
Allah we responded to his call Subhana Allah, and after making mention of all of this, you know what Allah says regarding all these prophets in
They used to strive to do good. They made an effort to do good and they used to call out to us with hope and fear, hoping in the mercy of Allah fearing the Wrath of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They had hoped they called out the lesson I want to draw and this is from the entire surah it's not connected to a reason of Revelation, but it's connected to the name of the surah. And the story is in that beautiful surah Allah says lamb. This is these are the prophets and here's the lesson. So let's call out to Allah never become distressed and despondent, because you are going through a difficult time, every one of us will go through difficult times, and the prophets May peace be upon them, they all
without exception went through difficult times, and the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, it is the prophets of Allah and those who he loves the most who are tested the most. and thereafter those who are closest to the prophets, in terms of example, and following they will have the biggest of the tests. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us and may He make us from those who call out to Him and never ever lose patience. I mean,
then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of something interesting regarding heaven and hell. We all know jahannam and Jenna they exist right now. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has warned people of hellfire. So there's a verse that was revealed in Kumamoto dunamis Doo Nila Hassan boo Jehan, you and whatever you used to worship besides Allah will all be the fuel of hellfire. So according to a narration mentioned by Al Hakim of Ibn Abbas or the Allahu Allah, He says there was a man known as Abdullah.
He was one of the cronies of Quraysh. He thought of something he came to Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and he says, Did I just hear you say that whatever, we worship us and everything that is worshipped besides Allah will be thrown into hellfire. Is it only for us or for everything that is worshipped besides Allah. So Mohammed salatu salam says it's not only for you, but it's everything that is worshipped besides Allah subhanho wa Taala. So he asks a smart question. What's the question? You know, some people worship Jesus May peace be upon him. Some people worship the angels May peace be upon the angels? What about them? Are they going to go into hell as well? So Allah subhanho wa
Taala, responded with verse number 101, of the same Surah Surah nambia. And Allah says, in levena, Saba
mubaloo, those whom the best is preceded from us for them, they will be distanced from the Hellfire, they will never ever come close. So you cannot blame one who does not want to be worshipped who is being worshipped besides Allah subhanho wa Taala, for example, the saints who don't want to be worshipped, but they are worshipped the prophets who don't want to be worshipped, but they are worshipped the angels who don't want to be worshipped, but they are worshipped. They are innocent, it's those who have followed, it's those who have done that which was wrong, who are responsible for their own actions. So this was a beautiful response also in Surah, to ambia. And that was, according
to some of the narrations, one of the reasons of revelation of that beautiful verse, we then have sought to hedge. It is a surah that is named after the pilgrimage. And you and I know that this pilgrimage is compulsory upon those who are able and capable, and certain conditions are met once in a lifetime. So how did it all start? It started off with Ibrahim alayhi salatu was salam, the prophet Abraham May peace be upon him, and it continued to the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and it's amazing how Allah subhanho wa Taala had instructed Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam at the time to do certain things that perhaps did not make sense to him, but the fact that
He knew it came from Allah, He knew it would bring about his salvation and happiness.
People sometimes ask,
When I break winds, and I make who do I wash myself, I never wash where the wind was broken from, but I washed the rest of my body, and I'm considered pure and clean. What's the science behind it? The truth is whether it makes sense to you or not. It's the instruction of Allah. Ibrahim alayhis. Salam did things that were far more serious that he didn't understand at all. But he knew it comes from Allah, it cannot be wrong, it's right. It will bring about some form of peace, comfort. Look at this. Centuries down the line, we say the name of Ibrahim alayhis salam in every Salah. Every time Subhan Allah, that's Allah elevating the status of those whom he loves, because they follow these
instructions. So if you want Allah to elevate your status, and myself as well, all we need to do is obey the instruction of Allah makes sense to you or not, you may want to research you may want to search you may find reasons but you may not. So this was just one simple small example. But it's something really interesting. If we take a look at that surah and I will move in order. There is integration in Sahih al Bukhari reported by bus was the other one, he says, there were people who used to come to Madina, munawwara and enter the fold of Islam. And then if their wives gave birth, and their
horses gave birth as well, so they saw offspring in terms of their own, and they saw multiplication in terms of their horses, they would say, this is a good religion.
And the minute their wives didn't give birth or something went wrong. And perhaps if they saw, for example, that our horses are not multiplying, they would say, it's a bad religion.
Now my brothers and sisters, we need to know one very important point. shavon comes to us and makes us weak. He makes us despondent, when things happen your way you say Oh, Mashallah beautiful faith. Allah is merciful. when things don't happen your way you start thinking, look at Allah is punishing me, it happens. Some people are weak, we need to realize and understand. Allah tests everyone. I remember, there was a brother, I went to meet in the hospital, and he was suffering final stages of cancer. And he told me Look, I am thinking, and this is this is a true story. And it goes to show how sometimes in desperation, people lose faith. Some people become stronger, and others lose it. So
the man tells me, he says, Look, I'm thinking perhaps, I'm being tested because I'm following the wrong religion. Maybe I'm a Muslim. So that's why I'm being tested with the last stages of cancer, a pastor came up came by meeting me earlier today, getting to mean that if I were to accept Jesus as my Savior, I would be cured of cancer. And I smiled, and I looked at him and I thanked a lot that I was sitting there. And I told him, brother, I have met 20 Christians in the same hospital, who are suffering this disease, what about them?
Super Subhan Allah, it's got nothing to do with this. It's got to do with your faith. If that was the guarantees of Allah, what about those following that faith who have died of the same disease, so don't come to to lose your faith upon the last moment, we believe that the one who made me is my personal Savior, the whoever can aid to me is the one who's my personal Savior, I take him as my personal individual Savior, and he will save me the day I returned to him and him alone. I don't need to take risks by saying this one and that one and the other one and son and daughter, no way. I see him in Him alone, who, whoever made me he's called Allah, the one and the one I owe my worship
to. That's it. He is my maker. Amazing. And the brother began to cry tears because he realized that allow us testing him. It happens to some people when they are sick and ill and we tell them seek medication and prayer. These are the two things that are permissible, and they find themselves entering terrain that is superstitious that exempts them from the fold of Islam, that is only sometimes out of desperation, the devil comes to you and tells you come you will be cured. All you need to do is perhaps cut up five frogs and take their legs and perhaps roast them and boil them and maybe pour a little bit of that water perhaps on on your head when you're showering and so on. And
thereby you lose your faith in your Eman and conviction in Allah subhanho wa Taala upon a moment, when we're lucky you have been softened by Allah subhanho wa Taala. So let's not do that. So Allah makes mention of this in verse number 11 of Surat Al Hajj, amin a nurse, you may go to law house, there are some people who worship Allah on edge. What is meant by on edge he explains it for in asaba who
when goodness comes in his direction, he's happy he's come. We're in a sorbet ofit Netanya Allah Allah wa je and when calamity or trial befalls him, he turns his face the other way. And he loses his faith because he was
Do me a favor. Allah says, such a person has lost both this world as well as the next analysis that is a manifest loss. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. So this was revealed on the occasion when the people used to come to Medina into the fold of Islam, when they bear children and they see multiplication in their horses, they're happy and they don't they are sad. So Allah says, Don't do that. Don't do that. It's all from Allah. It's a test from Allah subhanho wa Taala. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deeper understanding.
Then we go to the verses of Hajj themselves. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam to announce the Hajj to proclaim the hedge announcer just announced that you have to come. So Allah says verse number 27 whatever finance he will have to carry jala and announced proclaim the Hajj, they will come to you, they will come walking, Allah speaks about on foot, they will come on foot. Now there was a time and this is mentioned in the Sierra tabari by mfsu known as Mujahid Rahim Allah. He says there was a time when they used to come, but they only used to walk they had this belief that you're not allowed to ride. Some people think that you're not allowed to write during
the days of HUD you must walk that's it. You cannot write they used to think that and they only used to walk so when a lot of you this was there was an addition to this list from Allah subhanho wa Taala what Allah coolibah Maria Tina Mia Khalifa Jing ami, not only will they come walking, but even on every lean camel, they will come from every distant pass everywhere they will come. The proclamation was made to a small group of people. Guess who heard it. Every one of us and we all want to go for hygiene we all make do out some of us go to the extent of lying in order to be able to be accredited for Hajj. May Allah forgive us Really? Is that how low is to my brothers and
sisters, when others would like to go for the first time in their lives? And we are asked Have you been before and we say no and you were there last year? May Allah forgive us? May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive the Ummah really, we need to become people who are honest and upright, especially when it comes to matters pertaining to the deen.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us so this is Allah subhanho wa Taala imagine, it brings me to the hadith of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam something powerful we can all learn from. Did you know that I showed the law says Murphy rabina murrini illustre isotta Houma, melomakarona maxima sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Muhammad peace be upon him. Whenever he had a choice of doing things two different ways. He always chose the easier way for as long as it was not sinful. So if there was walking in writing, he would write for example, if there were two ways of doing things, he did it the easier way for as long as it was not sinful. And this goes to show us that the body we have is actually
entrusted to us by Allah, for you to be able to deliver comfort to that body of yours, if you can afford it and it is permissible is actually an act of sooner. It is actually an act of merit being taught to us by Allah subhanho wa Taala through this beautiful narration of eyeshadows Allah Allah take a look at that. Some people think that if you're a Muslim, you need to struggle and suffer and make sure that you know, you stand in the sun and burn yourself in order for you to be declared a faithful slave. No, you need to be a person, even if you're utilizing a condition if you can afford it, and it's there Mashallah. It's not being wasted, and so on. And it is necessary Alhamdulillah
there's nothing to say your Salah is any less accepted from those who have endured the heat. But if you have endured the heat, because you could have done nothing about it, perhaps you might have an added reward because of a condition that you were or that was imposed upon you. But do you know what some of the scholars say? If you could have facilitated a little bit of that ease, and you intentionally didn't? Perhaps you have not fulfilled the right of the body that is entrusted to you? May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us grant us ease it brings me you know, a smile to the face when I think the prophets Allah said lambs conveyance, made up of horse, camel attends a donkey at some
time. He always had the best v best Subhana Allah of that which was available at the time. I wonder what would happen if we had to have the best lineup the outside May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us people who would look at us and probably say, as a religious person, you cannot afford to drive the S Class. Allah subhanho wa Taala help us me Forgive us. Really, we've turned things upside down. We look at things as a matter of pride rather than a matter of ease. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us humbleness and humility, together with the sustenance that he gives us. Remember, pride is not connected to how much you have. It's connected to the attitude that comes with it. You need to
know this. So if your attitude is still down to earth, you can own the millions in the billions you're still the best person around. But even if you have a few coins in
Your Pocket but you have a bad attitude trust me you may be from amongst those who are more arrogant than the wealthy. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah forgive us and grant us a deep understanding. So the people began to come for Hajj and Mashallah, it was so beautiful Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them in every single way.
I'd like to move on to solar to me noon It is a beautiful sutra also, and there is a very important incident made mention of by even Nabil Hatem narration of honorable hapa rhodiola. When,
in fact, just before that, there is a verse of Surah Al Hajj reported in Sudan, the telemedicine and then the sorry, Muslim Imam Ahmed narration of an apostle of Allah and he says when meaning were driven out of Mecca, Abu Bakr Siddiq, or the Allahu anhu happened to say in Allahu la Rajan, we indeed belong to ally and we are going to return to Him. If we are being driven out of our own homes in this way, where our, our wealth has been usurped, our land has been usurped, and we being driven out what's going to happen. Perhaps we may be destroyed because we were instructed not to retaliate, not to fight back, people are taking your things Yes, you walk out, we were gone, we went. So Allah
subhanho wa Taala revealed verse number 39 of Surah Al Hajj, hootenanny levena, yakata Luna be an emo in Allah Allah Allah Sani him la caja de indeed permission to fight or to retaliate has been given to those who have been fought because they were oppressed. So Baba Casa de la Han, who says, When I heard this, I knew that we will be permitted to make armies and go back in order to gain what was taken of ours. And this is why when we see a lot of wars in Islam, you find the Muslims were attacked initially, they were the ones who were oppressed. All they did was they went back in order to get whatever belonged to them. And they went back in order to ensure that those who had oppressed
them had learned their lesson. There was nothing wrong with that. May Allah subhanho wa Taala, bless us, and May He grant us goodness and he's
speaking about the law on many occasions, he used to say things and revelation used to come confirming what he said. That was the power of the law. And we believe that he was the second best to tread this earth after the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Anyone who does not say of the law one, after they hear the name of Allah has done a great disservice to Islam and the Muslims. This was a man whom the narration says when he walked down a galley shavon would dare to walk down the same brother chiffon would walk down another galley altogether. This was Mr. Bobby rhodiola. What a great warrior. What a great man What a great saint. It is reported that there was the verse
number 14 or should have known when it was revealed. It describes the creation of men. Let's listen to how beautiful it is.
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Shanna, who call upon for what a beautiful verse where law speaks about how a man is created initially from dust. Thereafter the semen thereafter a clot thereafter a lump thereafter the lump converts into bone and the bone is given flesh. And amazingly,
at that juncture, before hearing the end of the verse, He said Fattah barakallahu Salatin, Glory be to Allah, Praise be to Allah, the One who is the greatest of all those, the creators He is the Creator, glory be to Him. And as the Prophet sallallahu Sallam completed the verse, the exact words that honorable sapodilla who had just uttered within repeated by Mohammed Salah, Salah, and it is part of the end of the same verse.
So when you hear Fatah Baraka la San Juan 18, yes, it is revealed, but it was also confirmation of what Omar Abu Qatada the Allahu anhu has said, I chose to actually make mention of this in order to show you the status of this great men. There are people today who try and find fault in Abu Bakr Siddiq or their loved one, this man Abdullah have not been too happy. What a great man. What a powerful man the best to tread the earth after the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala it is an insult to say his name without saying of your loved one and people are finding fault in him. People are cursing him. People are mentioning him with bad words malice if goddess How dare we do that? The
same applies to a loved one. Man. These are the heroes of Islam. These are the these are the cream of the crop. Subhan Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us even a fraction of their dedication and their conviction and their sacrifice of Islam. I mean
Then we have a beautiful surah inshallah so to know
it is a surah named after the light and it is full of rules and regulations pertaining to accusations that are leveled against innocent people, rules of adultery and so on, and many other rulings inshallah tomorrow I will mention two beautiful, interesting stories that we learn great lessons from regarding those who were accused falsely and how Allah subhanho wa Taala came to the rescue. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all May he opened our doors Allahumma inaka foon to hit Bulava one, Oh Allah, you are most forgiving, you love to forgive so forgive us all are sallallahu wasallam mobarak Allah Subhana Allah Subhana Allah homodiegetic Misha De La La Land