Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2015
Mufti Menk mentions about the reasons of revelations of Surah Furqan, Surah Ankabut, Surah Ash Shuara and Surah Al-Qasas. The occasions being questioning of disbelievers about the prophet hood in the form of human being, good/bad company, qualities of the true worshippers of the Most Merciful, disbelievers questioning about Quran not coming down all at once, using poetry in Islam, guidance and test after having believed.
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah. Who Allah Allah, he was happy he said a Buddha who were bad. We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we thank him upon all conditions we ask Him to forgive us. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala his blessings and mercy. We also send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household all his companions May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them all. May He bless every single one of us, and grant us Jenna, May He grant us paradise I mean, my brothers and sisters, according to generation interseeded tabari, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam having been sent by Allah subhanho wa
Taala primarily within Mecca, he was asked to warn his own family members, his relatives, and later on the others from among the people of Quraysh. And later on, as the circle expanded, he was asked to warn entire humanity mankind Jean kinda at large. People started finding faults or they try to find faults, yet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was perfect. We all know that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a human being but the best of human beings, a creature of Allah, but the highest of all the creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So obviously, he would eat and drink just like any one of us ate and drank. He would also go to the marketplace, he would also marry, he also
had children. So this was the example If Allah wanted he could have sent an angel, but Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted us to be able to follow an example. It is difficult for me to set rules and regulations and then tell you to follow them when I myself have never followed them and I am unable to follow them. So in order in order to make things easy for us, Allah subhanho wa Taala sent to us Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the rules and regulations came he was the first to adopt them to show us how they should be adopted. So if you and I are to follow his entire lifestyle, we would automatically be the best of people so panela so the kuffaar they happen to make a statement which
is recorded in the Quran.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala says they said this isn't suitable for con wakad who Mally hazama Sunni kulu Tama ymg Phil asuma Lola Xena, Isla de Matic una una de la. These said, how is it that this prophet is eating food and walking in the marketplaces. If Allah wanted he could have sent an angel to be a warner with him. So all his chores would be met. This is an ordinary man, this is what they were saying. So Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed verses and according to the Tafseer of NAB bas rhodiola and interferon tabari he says when the mushy king of Mecca commented, and Allah made makes mention of this comment, so Allah subhanho wa Taala responded to that comment by revealing verse
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Po O Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam we have never sent a messenger before you except that he too, was eating food just like the rest. And he too used to go to the marketplaces. It's not just you. You are an example for them. The way Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam dealt his business dealings, his buying and selling was something amazing so much so that even before he was a prophet, before he was granted Prophethood by Allah subhanho wa Taala when he was employed by Khadija Binti for Wally rhodiola, and her later to become his wife, he brought back the merchandise from a sham with a record of absolutely everything. And the profit was so handsome, that it was better than any other
business person. So panela his attitude, his character, nothing changed, it became better in fact, may Allah subhanho wa Taala help us humble ourselves. So let's not pick on people. How do I apply this verse in my own life? What do I learn from this beautiful verse when it comes to my own life? Let me tell you what I learned.
Sometimes you have people who remind us about what is right and wrong. Sometimes you have an Imam in the masjid. Sometimes you have a teacher who is teaching the Quran. Sometimes we have people who might be religiously qualified, and when we see them, perhaps in the marketplace, when
receive them striking a business deal when perhaps we see them earning a bit of money when perhaps we see them eating food and enjoying Mashallah, what we call in this part of the world, the Saturday night Bri, I'm sure you know about it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us ease. We start saying but that's a scholar of Islam. He's not supposed to be doing that. Why is he in the marketplace? Why is he doing this? Why is he driving this vehicle? Why does he have the business deals? Well, is it haram? That's the question, if the answer is no, even if you're a very good Muslim, you still will be from among those who deal. In fact, let me take it a step further. The beauty is Allah has kept
it such that in your business dealings, they are acts of worship, if your intentions are correct. And if you are to reach out to people you did not crook anyone, you didn't Rob anyone you did not cheat and steal, you were clear, you helped someone earn a good deal imagine and they too made a profit and they were happy, perhaps making do out for you, what more could you have asked for, these are beautiful acts of worships of worship, over and above the other acts of worship, such as salah and various other primary acts of worship in Islam. So, this is something beautiful. Also what is important my brothers and sisters, we all know company plays a big role in determining the type of
person you become your friends, they play a big role in who you are, the type of people you are attracted to in terms of friendship closely say or should I say, is a very, very close,
perhaps explanation of who you are determination of who you are, who exactly you are. The type of people you mix with, you get along with, they would be like minded in most cases. So this is why when you want to know more about a person, one of the first things you can look into, who does he mix with? What are the type of people that this person actually interacts with? If they are honest and they are upright and perhaps your man will also be upright? But if they are drug addicts, perhaps May Allah safeguard us the oma our children, the offspring, May Allah help all those who may be addicted to quit the habit in these last days of Ramadan. I mean,
you will not be able to have one person in the midst of 10 drug addicts telling you I'm the only one who's not there. Have you ever seen whales swim with sardines?
May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us they have to move in a school, they all go together, the fish, the different types, they are always together, you cannot have one different one saying that you know what I'm different, but I am with the rest of them. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us and grant us ease. This having been made mention of remember it is your responsibility to correct your friends, it is your responsibility to bring them to the house of Allah, it is your responsibility to remind them when they are committing sin to quit that sin. It is your responsibility to remind them when they are doing something haram prohibited such as adultery,
fornication, perhaps engaging in the viewing of pornography, perhaps any other bad and Ill robbery whatever it is your duty to let them know to remind them that is when the friendship will be of use on the day of the Yama If not, then on the Day of Judgment. What type of benefit Do we want from the friendship? In fact, there will be a lot of regrets for those who have friends who did not remind one another or sometimes do you know how bad it becomes a person comes to the house of Allah, they are regular with their prayers, they are good Muslim mean. And because of the type of people they begin to mix with, they start slowing down on the acts of worship. So after they were wearing, for
example, the hijab, they then quit it because they are impressed by someone who's in their circle of friends, rather than being the other way around. Allahu Akbar. So if that is the case, we are at loss, there is a narration in Tafseer of poverty also by bnab, bas rhodiola, when he makes mention of obey ebonylife and welcome back, even though I've been while these were two of the cronies of Quraysh. One of them was really keen on listening to Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, he always tried to listen, he always wanted to know the verses of the Quran. He wanted to implement. He wanted to It is said that he had in his heart, the inclination towards the beautiful teachings of Islam, but the
other, who was his best friend told him Hey, you better be careful you do not listen to what he has to say. And so he quit and he did not listen. And in order to please his friend, he gave up what he believed what he was beginning to believe, was actually right. So Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed verses obviously, although there may be a reason of Revelation, the lesson is for every one of us, verse number 27 of Sudoku for con. Why am I on those volume?
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hula. On that day, the oppressor will be biting his hands in regret saying, I wish I had taken the path of the messenger. I wish I did not have such and such a person as my friend. He indeed led me astray after the guidance came to me and definitely the devil is very, very deceptive.
The devil deceives men, this is a beautiful verse, it teaches us that if you want to avoid regret on the Day of Judgment, and in the Arabic language, normally one of the highest levels of regret is depicted by the statement. He bit his hands or his biting his hands in regret, which means you've got no statement you cannot justify, you've got nothing to say your mouth is filled with What's with your own hands. You're biting them, you regretting so much. So this is why if you want to avoid regrets on the Day of Judgment, make sure you have a decent set of friends, those who are bothered about their link with Allah, those who are careful about their prayers, those who are worried about
their dress code, those who abstained from prohibition, those who went Haram is to be fulfilled or easily accessible. They are the first ones to abstain and to remind the rest of the Lord, hey, listen, that's not our path. Then we will be successful, then we will avoid the regret. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us learn a beautiful lesson from this verse Alhamdulillah. Then we have verses at the end of surah Furqan that describe what is known as a bad Rahman, the worshipers of the Most Merciful. These are top notch worshipers of Allah subhanho wa Taala. the cream of the crop those who really love Allah, those who are careful regarding their link with Allah, Allah subhanho
wa Taala has revealed so many verses at the end of surah Furqan and in these verses, he describes what he calls ye Bogdanov, many leadin Iam una una, the worshipers of the Most Merciful are those whom when they walk on Earth, they walk with humility, you know, they don't rush they don't stamp their feet, they don't tiptoe beautiful way of walking. So calm, so collected. And Allah subhanho wa Taala calls them the worshipers of the Most Merciful because in order to be able to attract the mercy of Allah, we need to try to earn the love of Allah by following his commands, and by abstaining from his prohibitions. So this is why towards the end, some verses down verse number 68
Surah Al Furqan. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the qualities of these people and he says, One levena de
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Walla is no, they are those who do not call out today it is besides Allah subhanho wa Taala. They are the ones who do not kill others, they are the ones who do not commit murder. In fact, if it is justified according to the legal system, then that is the only time that those in authority have the right to pass what is known as the death sentence. Besides that nobody can take the law into their own hands to take the life of any human being away, no matter who they are. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us an understanding. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to open our doors. And the same time. The third thing mentioned in this verse, They are the ones who do not commit adultery. So
these are three things mentioned here. abstinence from shield, avoiding committing murder completely. And at the same time, avoiding adultery. Allah says, These are the qualities of the worshipers of the Most Merciful. And he says, why many of
you love lunada woman.
He warns of a severe punishment on the Day of Judgment for those who fall into one of these three things, or the last of those three, which means adultery. So according to a narration of
In fact, a narration which is what the fatality of a boss or the law and he makes it quite clear, and he says that there were people from among the mushrikeen, who intended to enter the fold of Islam, and they said, Oh messenger, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we would like to enter the fold of Islam, but we have committed adultery. We have associated partners with Allah, and at the same time, we have also committed murder in our previous lives. So is there any way of expiation? Is there any way of achieving forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So
Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed verse number 17 of surah Furqan. What a beautiful vase. It has in it. The exception Let's listen to it. Illa de Bella Amano Amina Ahmed Oh Saudi ha una de Cuba Dino long say team has
The exception is of those who repent to Allah, they believe and they do good deeds for them, we will convert the bad deeds that they have done in the past into good deeds on the right side of the scale for the Day of Judgment. For Indeed Allah is most forgiving, Most Merciful.
Subhana Allah, so Allah saying, we won't only forgive you, if you ask for forgiveness, you are forgiven. But if your life has changed after you asked forgiveness, you deserve something more than just forgiveness. There's a difference. One is I asked the last forgiveness so I am forgiven. But the second is I asked Allah to forgive me. And I changed my life after that, and I never went back to my bad ways. Allah says for that person, all the bad that they've done in the past, we will take it, convert it into good deeds, put it on the right side of the scale as wait for the day of judgment and we will present it to them they will be surprised to see our mercy Allah. That's the
mercy of Allah. How many of us are ready not only to quit our bad ways, but to change our lives for the sake of Allah. These are the beautiful days of Ramadan. I want to pause for a moment to remind you, my brothers and sisters, we are in the most blessed days of the year. Do you know that we have Laila to cuddle? We have the Night of Decree, we have a powerful night better than 1000 months. We are in the house of Allah, we've just engaged in a long, long act of worship. we've engaged in fasting through the day we've engaged in prayer through part of the night perhaps we will go back our hearts are supposed to be the most softened they ever would.
towards Allah subhanho wa Taala if we have not achieved that softening of the heart, in this house of Allah subhanho wa Taala at this time, after such prayer after such fasting towards the end of Ramadan in such a beautiful atmosphere and environment, when do we expect the softening to come? Will you have a better moment and this may Allah subhanho wa Taala help us turn shape on is indeed our enemy, people are good shaitan is bad, so shaytaan in traps and enslaves let's not become the slaves of shape and let us prove that we are in fact the slaves of Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah forgive us?
Verse number 32 of the same Surah Surah Al Furqan, the kuffaar of Quraysh again trying to pick on anything in order to deny or reject the Quran, and that which Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam brought one of the excuses and this is made mention of by unhackme as well as IGNOU A B hat him or even a B hat him narration of hypnotic buzzer the 11 he says
the mushy Keane said Why doesn't Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam come with the Koran all at once in one book, and we want to see being revealed immediately just like the Torah was revealed in the past. So Allah makes mention of the question. And Allah answers the question verse number 32, wacol Allah Dena cafo, Luna, New Zealand a
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the kuffaar said, Why is it not that the Quran
came down all at once? Why did the Quran not come down all at once? Why isn't it revealed all at once? Why is it being spaced out? So Allah subhanho wa Taala replies, Allah says, galley, Catalina, beta b e.
de la. It is Allah subhanho wa Taala in order to strengthen your heart, O Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and you know there are divine reasons why Allah has spaced it out. He doesn't need to mention it for us. But he is saying in order to strengthen your heart, we have spaced it out distinctly this beautiful Koran. So now we have reasons of Revelation. If it was all at once, we would not be having reasons of Revelation, it would just be a book full of rules and regulations. In fact, going back to the point I made at the beginning, the fact that the Quran has been spaced out and every time something happened, verses were revealed, it helps us practice upon it. It just shows
that this book is actually to act upon for human beings. Because if it just came down all at once, people might say it's very difficult to adopt. We have proof that people have adopted it all along. they've achieved success and contentment in this
world you want success and you want contentment? Well, you would have to adopt the Quran and you would have to understand the restrictions of this beautiful book. And this is when we will achieve success in this world and the next May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us goodness, I mean,
brothers and sisters, the next surah is a surah named after the poets and ashara referring to poets. They were three of the top poets, among many others in the ranks of the muslimeen. What were their names? One of them was known as Abdullah hypno da da da da, and the other one was known as Hasani blues habit, I'll be alone. And the third was nomadic rhodiola and if you recall his name, we mentioned it amongst the three who had stayed back from the Battle of tebu. So Cabot nomadic has certainly been a Sabbath, Abdullah Raja Ravi Allahu anhu. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to tell them to use their poetry in order to defend Islam. So they used to do it. But the other poets among
the mushrikeen, they used to utter words against Islam, they used to say words in order to lead people astray. A lot of the words were full of lusts desires, attraction to the opposite sex in a prohibited way. As you know, the lyrics of music today, some of the dirtiest lyrics on Earth, belong to some of those who are professional musicians and singers. So embarrassing that if we were to listen to them, we wouldn't know where to hide our faces. May Allah subhanho wa Taala, forgive us. So if a person uses his talent to defend Islam, if a person uses the gift of Allah that He may have, in terms of eloquence in terms of the ability to write poetry, in terms of the ability to write
songs as well, if these are nasheeds, as we would call them, some form of poetry that is then sung in a beautiful way, if it is to defend Islam, if it is to call people towards good if it is in order to attract people, to bring them closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala we will say good news to you, you are using your gifts to for the right cause. But if the person is using it for the wrong cause, then definitely they have something to answer on the Day of Judgment. So Allah subhanho wa Taala, when he admonishes those who are poets among the machete kill the verse that is made mention of 224 of surah to Shara, it's an open verse, Allah says what Sha, W. Moon, Adam Tara
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listen to this, Allah says the poet's only the deviate is follow them.
And this is mentioned in the robbery. And the next part of the verse Allah says Don't you see they are roaming in every Valley? What's the meaning of that? They speak on every topic. They are not worried. They speak about anything and everything. This is what is meant by roaming in every Valley. They are going physically from pillar to post attracting people towards evil. And at the same time they speak on any matter they don't even bother the fact that they've chosen words that might rhyme and they might you know balance out a little bit they just send it as we would say May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us. So Allah says,
Do you see that they utter words that they do not follow themselves? Now these three poets rushed to Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam saying Yasuda Allah, Allah has spoken about poets we are poets What about us? But the verses had not yet come to an end. Allah makes an exception. Beautiful verse immediately after them. Allah says Allah Latina Amano amilo Sonic
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de ma Vallejo with the exception of those poets who believe in do good deeds, and remember Allah a lot, and they use their poetry to defend Islam after they've been oppressed. So this was an exception made For whom? For these three and others who use their poetry to defend Islam, may Allah subhanahu wa taala help us use whatever we are good at.
To serve the cause of the deen brothers and sisters. Every one of us is good at something, we have a different field perhaps we are given the gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala in one way or another, use your expertise to serve the deen and inshallah you will be earning the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Then we have a surah known as Surah tasas, where the story of Musa alayhis salam is mentioned in great detail. And in this beautiful story. later on. You know the story of the pharaoh where the pharaoh did not accept the message of musala Salah Moses May peace be upon him. And their relationship was something strange something we learn a lot from it lasted a long period of time and at the end.
The destruction of the pharaoh is how the story came to an end regarding this relationship
So Allah subhanho wa Taala after that draws the attention of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, to something that was very, very close to his heart.
His uncle Abu Talib, used to defend him, used to defend Islam used to defend some of the Muslim in and he was a very good man. He spent his time, his effort, his energy and his wealth, defending Islam and the Muslims. And he succeeded to a great extent when he was alive. Everything was okay. He did not allow the people of koresh to get near Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam to harm him.
So now that he was on his deathbed, in the 10th, year of prophethood, you find Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam standing next to him and saying, Oh, my uncle, I want you to utter the statement La ilaha illa Allah, I want you to utter this powerful statement, and I will then bear witness for you on the Day of Judgment. I will fight your case. According to one narration. He says yeah, I'm cool Kalamata hoo ha de la cabeza Yama, Yama. Oh, my uncle after the statement, I will then fight your case on the Day of Judgment. I will bear witness that you said it Subhana Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the sincere utterance of this beautiful statement La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So in the presence of this man was some of the the cronies of Quraysh. The leaders of Quraysh. Among them were Abu Jamal, and a few of the others. And they looked at him and they kept on saying, Hey, are you going to turn away from the religion of of your father? Are you going to turn away from the religion of Abdulmutallab? Are you going to turn away from the religion of our forefathers? So
Abu Talib looks at Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and this is a hadith in Sahih Muslim narrated by Abu huraira lavon it also is a hadith Mustafa la serie diplomacy he makes mention of how he responded saying, Do you know what?
I don't want people to think I'm going to say the statement because I'm fearing death. So I won't say the statement. And he didn't say the statement and he died in that condition. And Mohammed salatu salam was very sad because this was a good man. He was a decent man. So he was said, so Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed verses comforting him telling him listen, guidance is in our hands. So Allah says verse number 56. So two classes in Galatia, demon, babble da da,
da, da me.
It is not you who guides whomsoever you wish, it is Allah who guides whomsoever Allah wishes. Indeed, Allah is the one who is the owner of guidance, we know that. So Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a person that Allah said, He guides to the straight path. Why is it that here Allah says, guidance is not in your hands. Because my brothers and sisters, there are two types of guidance. One is the guidance of showing you the path. So if someone says I'm lost, so a person, say for example, you bump into someone and you say, I'm lost, I need help. They will guide you to the right path, they will show you look, this is the road. If you'd like to get to mid round, you need
to follow the end, one agree. Now whether or not the person is going to use the N one that's not up to the person who guided that man. They told you what was right. They told you how to get to Midland and then you suddenly decided no, no one I'd rather gone in three because three is a bigger number than one. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala Forgive us, that's foolish thinking. So Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam guides us in the sense that he tells us how to get to gender and how to earn the pleasure of Allah, whether or not we walk, walk or tread upon that guidance, that is in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So one is called a Delilah Well, in short, to be able to show you the path and to
be able to guide you as to what the path is. And the other one is
to give you the ability to walk on that path that is in the hands of Allah. This is why we always ask Allah Azza wa Taala stepping Guide us to the straight path. May Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us all and grant us goodness.
Then we have sudo to Anka booth, a beautiful surah I just want to make mention of the opening verses because it affects every single one of us. This is a narration mentioned by a shabby. He says that there were people who accepted Islam. They made hijra, and they were harmed when they accepted Islam. It became difficult it was hard they were persecuted the people in Mecca who accepted Islam. There is another narration also by Eben Assad, in a book known as a bucket. He makes mention of a maribou, Yasser and how he was from among those who was really harmed when he accepted Islam. It was so difficult they beat him and there were so many other companions who were persecuted in a very,
very grave manner.
Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed versus the opening verses of surah Tonka booth. Do you know what Allah says? Allah for
me, has he been a otaku? poo?
Do the people think that it is enough for them to say that we are believers and then they will not be persecuted or they will not be tested? Allah says wala pada faton and Nadine Amina kabini, Fela, lemon, Allahu la Vina sada, Puma, lemon and Caribbean, we have indeed tested those before you. We have tested those before in order to distinguish between those who are truthful and those who are liars. When I say I believe in Allah, that's not enough. Allah says, okay, you really believe in me, I'm going to test you. So now you will have things that will happen not according to your way, according to my way, will you still believe in me? If the answer is yes, you're a true believer? If
the answer is no, once I have problems, I start doubting, then you're not a true believer. So Allah says it's not enough for people to think that once we say we are believers, life is going to be rosy for them. No, in fact, life will not be rosy, they will be tasting persecution upon persecution, difficulty upon difficulty in order to be verified. Are they truthful? Or are they liars when it comes to their declaration? Because to say I believe in Allah is easy, but to have it in the heart is what counts and that no one knows you are only tested by Allah. May Allah make our tests easy for us. Allah says he's going to test every single one of us in different ways. May Allah make it easy
for us? May he never test us with tests that will be too difficult for us to pass. May He make it easy for us to pass the tests that he has placed in our lives. We ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to grant us goodness to grant us Jenna inshallah we meet again tomorrow until then was Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhana Allah who behind the use of Hannukah lahoma van Dijk, Masha Allah Allah Allah antenna stove heruka Juana to buoy Lake