Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2015
Mufti Menk makes mention of the reasons of revelations from Surah Isra, Surah Luqman, Surah Sajdah and Surah Ahzab on the occasions where parents of some of the companions’ did not like Islam, status of the parents in Islam, disbelievers questioning about the knowledge of unseen, people who forsake sleep for Salah, adoption in Islam, obeying the command of Allah and his messenger, fulfilling promise made to Allah.
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah what Allah Allah He was happy he woman, voila. We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we thank him upon all conditions we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, to bless every single one of us to grant us goodness and ease. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to forgive us, during this beautiful eve of the month of Ramadan Allahumma inaka for one to hit Bula Juana, Oh Allah, you are most forgiving, you love to forgive. So forgive us. I mean, brothers and sisters, the status of parents in Islam is extremely high. We all know the value of parents and we all know that we are taught to respect our parents to be kind to them and to
obey them within the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala in Surah Surah Allah subhanho wa Taala says, wakaba boo,
De de Santa, Allah has declared that none shall be worshipped besides Him, and that you shall do good or you shall be kind to your parents. This shows us that Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying He created you. And he chose for you a certain passage, a certain means, and this means was your parents, you had no say in it. So it's up to you to obey the instructions of your parents for as long as they do not contradict the instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala. This was well known from the very beginning of prophethood. From the beginning of Islam, Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam used to tell those who entered the fold of Islam, you are becoming a Muslim. This does not mean that you cut
ties with your family members, you cut ties with your parents, you need to continue being kind to them, looking after them spending on them for as long as they do not instruct you to do that which is prohibited by Allah subhanho wa Taala. So one of the beautiful stories made mention of in Sahih Muslim, as well as soon in a TV movie. And it's a narration of Saudi Arabia, Casa de Allahu anhu himself. He says, When I accepted Islam, my mother became so upset, she was so angry, she refused to speak to me. And she said she will not eat or drink until I come back to worshipping the idols that we all used to worship as a family. And that was not an option for him. But he was, obviously, he
had a feeling for his mother. He was a child who knew the value of a mother, even though she was a non Muslim. And he constantly told her that Islam has taught us to be kind to our parents. So she told him through someone that if Islam has told you to be kind to your parents, and to obey your parents, I am telling you come back to your old faith and start worshipping the idols once again, up to that point, I'm not going to eat, I'm not going to drink. I'm not going to speak to you and I am going to die in this condition. Perhaps she wanted to starve herself. So sad if Nabil Rockcastle the Allahu anhu was very concerned. He went to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he says, Oh
messenger, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This is the crisis that I face. This is the problem and the challenge that I have in my own home. This is what my mother is saying. So Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed two sets of verses. And before I say these verses, this has happened to more than one companion, where they have had to choose between or they were asked to choose between Allah and the parent and Islam came in intervened gave the direction to say for a Muslim, there is no choice. It's Allah subhanho wa Taala. May Allah make it easy. So verse number eight have certain ankle boots, Allah says while suena
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Allah has instructed you or men to be kind to your parents, remember kindness, you speak to them speak with kindness, you need to reach out to them help them. You may want to spend on them if you have to, perhaps to close them perhaps to feed them at a certain age because when you were young, they used to look after you, they closed you, they fed you they did whatever they had to for you. You cannot deny that and you cannot just forget about that. You need to give them back with a kind word a good word. But Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah lokman verse number 15.
In fact the same Surah Al and Kabuto Allah says, if they are striving, if they are trying to make you go back to either worshiping or to encourage you to go back to schilke or to commit association or partnership with Allah subhanho wa
Allah, then you do not obey their instruction. And in Surah, verse number 15, there is an addition, Allah says, while Sahiba whom Effie dunya might
be a good company and companion for them in this world, in accordance with the norms of society. So, you know, looking after your parents in society Subhanallah it is considered highly valuable ask the older people, they will tell you Mashallah, you know, my son looks after me, my daughter looks after me and so on. And they say it with pride with tears in their eyes, sometimes, because it becomes very difficult to look after parents, especially when there is a generation gap, my brothers and sisters, where the thinking changes within the generations, then it becomes very difficult because whatever theirs they say, at a certain point becomes an irritation for those who are much much
younger. We ask a lot to protect us. So we think you know what, that you want me to look after you but look at how you're talking. The problem is not what dad is saying. The problem is there is a generation gap. Now, people's thinking has now slowly changed. We understand that when it comes to Islam, nothing changes. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala help us May he make us from those who can respect one another. The problem sometimes is from both sides, not just one side, the parents are not willing to consider a compromise and the children are also not willing to consider a compromise. So we are stuck and no one wants to move May Allah subhanho wa Taala Forgive us, may he soften our
hearts me he make us from those who can understand each other. Remember life is all about giving take for as long as you are not contradicting the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The rest is minor. If a person wants to live with you, they don't want to live with you. There is nothing further haram about that. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala for as long as you are taking care of each other, you respect each other, you are kind to each other by the will of Allah, Allah will be happy. Now Allah subhanahu wa taala help us fulfill the rights of our children, as well as the rights of our parents. So these are some of the verses Do you know what happened? A few days later she started
eating and drinking because we're going to go now Allah subhanho wa Taala help us may open our doors sometimes they are empty threats that are made in order to divert us from Islam from the core belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala you need to know that when it comes to prioritizing as a Muslim, Allah subhanho wa Taala is right at the top and Rasulullah Salallahu salam, and then comes everybody else may Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us.
We have a beautiful verse in Surah lokman as well, which is connected to the unseen people used to come to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and ask him questions. When is the end of time going to be so he used to say the knowledge is with Allah, then they used to say so when is it going to rain? And how much is it going to rain and where is it going to rain? So he would say the knowledge is with Allah then they used to say so tell us what is exactly in the womb of the woman who is expecting? He says the knowledge is with Allah subhanho wa Taala then they would say, Okay, tell us what are we going to earn tomorrow we're going to go out for a business deal to to a sham. What are we going to
come with profit or loss? He says the knowledge is with Allah subhanho wa Taala then they would say, Okay, tell us where are we going to die? So he would say the knowledge is with Allah subhanho wa Taala. So they used to think to themselves this man claims to be a prophet, he's supposed to know minimum is supposed to know is these things that we've asked him? So in Sahih al Bukhari there is an aeration of Abner Omar the Allahu anhu. He says, The Prophet sallallahu Sallam once said, My fatty holvi becomes the keys of the unseen, the main points of the unseen of five, La Ilaha Illa. Allah none knows them besides Allah, Allah has kept the knowledge of the following five items with
himself. He has not shared it with anyone. And Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed verse number 34 sudo kookmin in Allah
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demo? In my honeymoon for me, indeed with Allah is the knowledge of the hour. The hour here refers to the end of time, when is the trumpet going to be blown? When is everything going to come to an end? Allah says I've reserved that knowledge with myself. I know. I know. And I've kept it to myself, then where and how much it is going to rain and what will be the composition of every molecule that will drop from the top. You know that in some places there is acid rain, it is harmful. Some places there is beneficial rain, some places the droplets are made up, meaning there are larger droplets somewhere there is hail somewhere there is snow where exactly it falls, I'm sure
you've seen sometimes as you're driving, it is pouring and you just cross the road and it's as dry as ever like
It hasn't rained at all, Allah knows exactly where every single droplet h2o is going to drop on the ground and what is going to be the result of it. This is the entire knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala alone, as the raindrop is coming down how the wind will blow it and move it and where exactly to land, Allah says, I just kept that for myself. So behind Allah, amazing. So people come and say, Well, now we know the mid station can tell you where it's going to rain, they give you a rough idea, they are telling you based on perhaps something that is, you know, the study of what happened in the past in the study of the movement of the wind and so on, and they are giving you they may be
accurate to a certain extent, but they do not have the exact sound knowledge. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us the same applies. Allah says he is the one who knows what is in the womb. Allah knows Allah alone knows what is in the womb. So you find the weak people coming along and saying no, nowadays it's simple. You just have an ultrasound and you know what is in the womb? Tell me is that child going to be fortunate or unfortunate? Can the ultrasound tell you that know? Allah says we know it already in the womb? Tell me the exact composition of the amniotic fluid before you actually test it. No one knows. May Allah protect us? There are so many things that we don't know. It's not
just gender that is being spoken about nowadays, perhaps they might even tell you the color of the eyes, they might want to tamper with it as well. Allah didn't say we know who is in the womb. He says we know what what refers to absolutely everything put together how much sustenance this child is going to have. Let's see if machinery can tell us what is the exact moment of birth, precise. nanosecond? No machinery will tell you, you can't have a last minute complication. And the next thing you know is there is a change in the timing. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us. So let's not become deceived by technology, thinking there is an error in the Quran. Do not try and bring down
the verse of Allah subhanho wa Taala. When he says he alone knows what is in the womb, we have translated it as who is in the womb, we have translated it perhaps as a few other things. When Allah subhanho wa Taala says, from that womb, we've already written the fortune of the child the sustenance of the child, the exact point of birth and point of death of the child. Let's see where metzen can come up with that or science. Let's see what apparatus can come in inform us in that regard. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant His goodness and understanding. So this is the deal that Allah knows. He says, I've kept it for myself. And if Allah has given you the ability to check the
agenda, perhaps that is Allah who gave you the ability, it does not decrease the knowledge of Allah in any way. May Allah subhanahu wa taala help us know, is it contradictory to this beautiful verse that happens to be in the Quran? The same applies? What are you going to earn tomorrow? You go on a business trip, what exactly is going to happen? By the end of the day? How much are you going to have in your hand, you might have a guess you might have a good guess you might have planned because you know the trend of the graph that perhaps you've grown, it's a movement in a specific direction. So according to the mean, and the statistics, you are working out, for example, what may occur
tomorrow or next week, that is only an average, that is only a guess it may be or it may not be, but we want precise knowledge. Sometimes a person might say tomorrow, I'm going to go out and I'm going to sell this item and I'm going to get 10,000 rands profit and come back, you might be robbed on your way back and the 10,000 is gone. Who told you that by the end of the day, you will still have the 10,000 who knows the person might have a perhaps something may have happened and they might cancel the deal, who knows something else might happen. So the precise sustenance is only known by Allah subhanho wa Taala. You may work you may be getting a salary, you are excited end of the month,
I'm going to pick up my packet unlucky and delayed by a day, two days, five days he can translate as well. something can happen and you don't know what came in your direction or what went away. May Allah help us This is why you ask for children ask Allah you ask for pious good children ask for Allah you ask Allah you asked for good fortune ask Allah happiness. ask Allah a good day ask Allah you don't ask anyone else this is all only and solely from Allah, you ask for sustenance, you ask Allah and Allah alone, because he is the owner of it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us understand similarly, the last thing is where exactly and when upon the nanosecond that you and I will die.
Allah Allah knows so someone says, Well, you know what? This guy is going to be shocked perhaps at six o'clock in the morning by the firing squad because he's been found guilty death sentence and so on. Do you know what if Allah wants it can change like I said moments ago, you may have planned something whether or not Allah allows the plan to be executed. He alone knows some people are on their deathbed. metzen has told him that finished you have two hours to live Allah He 20 years later, they're still sitting in our midst. Do you know that? That's Allah subhanho wa Taala Some people think they're going to die. And you know what? They happen to be shifted for some reason to
some other area and locality because Allah wrote for them to die there.
How many people do you know whom Allah wanted to bless with a beautiful death in Mecca or Medina, they traveled healthy from here, they never came back. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a good day. So Allah says he knows exactly where you're going to die on when specific time specific location, the exact spot and how exactly. Similarly, my brothers and sisters sometimes we undertake a journey, thinking that we are going on holiday thinking we are going to Mecca or Medina, I'm giving you that example because we would all love to go there. And we don't know we're actually going to meet the angel of death at the position where we are going on the road on the path. This is
all part of the knowledge of Allah. Brothers and sisters call out to Allah for a good death and lead a life in such a way that you have a good day It is reported that those who lead their lives in a beautiful manner, Allah will grant him a beautiful death because how you live that is how you die and how you die. That is how you will be resurrected. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala help us improve ourselves. I mean, so to such that is a beautiful surah I'm sure a lot of us love to read that surah and perhaps we know that there is a such that in that surah we hear the recitation of it in some of the massages in Salah to fudger on a Friday. It's being the Sunnah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam. So this surah is such that it makes mention of a sajida such the meaning prostration in it, the prostration that is engaged in by those who are conscious of Allah, those who love Allah, those who fear Allah, how many of us prostrate for the sake of Allah and take our time in the frustration. To be honest, a lot of us even in the forum and obligatory prayer, what we do is we pounce on to the ground as though we are feeling some heat on the ground and we need to get our head back up as soon as possible. We are not meant to be like chickens pecking on the ground. No, take your time when it comes to frustration. shaitan may will make your head perhaps pulsate and at the same time, you
might feel a bit of a headache that is all shaper. Remember that is the closest you can ever get to your maker, Accra boo Maja Kunal Abdullah be
the closest you can ever get us worshiper can ever get to his up is in the position of such day. So take your time Institute and Allah subhanho wa Taala describes those who forsake their biddings in order to praise Allah to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala in the dark hours of the night, Hadith in Santa Ana tirmidhi narrated by nsep Malika the Allahu anhu he says those people who eagerly await sala tonatiuh They are the ones who are described in verse number 16 of surah to such them and other narrations make mention of others who pray at different times of the night. The essence is you forsake your sides from your beddings so you don't lie down you are waiting, sitting You know, this
is Allah I need to fulfill my Salah. Let me give you one example of Salatu Mashallah we sleep and you know when the temperature is beautiful, the bedding is cozy, the do very Mashallah second to none. We have a beautiful mattress that is made of the latest technology and material, the memory foam pillows and what have you and you are sunk into your bed and you don't want to get up and then you hear a Sala
Amina no Subhana Allah, Salah is better than sleep. A true believer is meant to jump up so panela I'm still waiting for someone to invent an alarm which has a spring on your back as soon as it brings the spring actually brings you up. And Allah subhanho wa Taala helped us lie that would be the alarm for a believer you cannot get back until you read your Salah May Allah help us to achieve this. Well ah he look what Allah says. Data Java Juno boom
boom. Oh Obama, the sides forsake their biddings calling out to Allah subhanho wa Taala out of fear and hope.
How many of us can fit into that verse? And we reach out to such that every week religiously, we hear it a lot. We love it. We want to hear it The minute you hear
me in the future.
For Joomla there are two reactions Some say Mashallah will be here soon. And the other say oh no, this is gonna be a long record. Gorilla forgive us. Allah subhanho wa Taala help us see the men know exactly what we're talking about.
We need to be from among those who love this. Take your time. It's Allah when you return to your maker. Nothing's going to help you besides the acts of worship that you engaged in known as your deeds. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us achieve as many deeds as we can while we're alive, what a beautiful verse. Then we have sort of Serato Azov is beautiful. It makes mention of so many rules and regulations. And it starts off by speaking about a very important topic. We have something known as adoption. This adoption is a term that sometimes is not understood according to delight, Shawn by the Sharia by
Islam in Islam, yes, it is encouraged to look after orphans and those perhaps who are in need, and perhaps to reach out to people and to have children who may be homeless and so on to look after them. But you are never ever allowed to snatch their identity from them. Because the identity and lineage is something sacred chosen by Allah. We started off by saying your parents chosen by Allah. Nobody can ever hide who your folks are from you. They need to let you know you will always remain Mohammed, the son of Abdullah, for example, you will always remain faithful, the son of Ibrahim, for example, that son of will never ever change no matter what it will never ever change. Nobody can
come and say from today on you, who is son of Ibrahim will now be known as son of his Marian. Never ever that is haram that is a major major sin. The Hadith says whoever called someone with a name besides that of their parents, as in son or daughter off, and then they have another name stuck on they won't smell the scent of Paradise, even though paradise the scent of it can be smelled from 50 years away. So let's not cheat and deceive when it comes to lineage. So the rules of adoption are very clear when it comes to certain from the very beginning. What happened is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there was a youngster who was given to him by his wife at Egypt in the Hawaii or
the Allahu Allah as a slave. And his name was a they've been had it. A little while later, Mohammed salatu salam freed him and he happened to be a servant. And some time later, his parents came and he chose not to go with his parents and he chose to stay with Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam This was they didn't had either. And what happened is, they didn't hurry there was a man whom because of his close connection from a very early age to Mohammed salatu salam and Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam used to be seen walking with Him and playing with him and being with him all the time. He was adopted by Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, they used to call him zedi bin Mohammed Zayed the son of Muhammad SAW
Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed verse number five of surah saying you don't call him say the son of Muhammad, you call him say the son of harita. Even if you've adopted him, it only means you've looked after him. You cannot snatch the identity or the lineage away from an individual it is a major major sin. So Allah says, are there only Abba
de la call them with the lineage connected to their fathers? That is justice that is the most just in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala this hadith is in his Mustafa con la
jolla and he says we used to call Zaid Zayed bin Mohammed. When this verse was revealed, we started calling him a bit hairy that because we knew it was prohibited. Similarly the earlier verse, that is West number four of Salatu Lhasa xlg been haritha later on married a certain female known as Xena vintage ash, she was from a noble tribe and so on, and we will get to inshallah, in a few moments as to how exactly it happened. At a certain stage he divorced this woman, and at a certain stage Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam married the woman. So some of the people of the book and some of the others. They said, look at this man, he just married the divorced woman of his own son.
Because he used to be called Zayed bin Mohammed remember? So Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed versus actually clarifying that one of the reasons why we instructed Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam to marry Xena, Binti, Josh is to make it clear that these adopted children are not actually yours. They are just an Amana entrusted to you, you you can marry their ex spouses whereas you can never ever marry the ex spouse of your father or your son never
Subhana Allah. So this is not the son of Mohammed Salah Salaam. And this is why verse number four, Allah says, wa Jalla
accom we have never made your adopted children, your own sons, they are not your own. So be careful. Now today, one might ask that, you know, for purposes of facilitating documentation, perhaps we use the surname in order to make it easy because the child is going to live with us and so on. And I'm sure you're aware of all these new regulations here with the unabridged certificates and so on, you need to move with even though you are the parents. So when there's a discrepancy in the name, you have a big problem. So some of the scholars have said for as long as you are not saying so and so son of so and so and adding your name to put a surname at the end for purposes of convenience for as
long as the child knows. This is not my real father. It's not my real mother. Some people feel hurt. Why should I tell them I'm not the real father, real mother. you trying to tell me the child is going to live for so long without knowing who their folks are on the day of judgment when they are called out. They will be shocked to think that this is my father and I never knew who's going to be responsible. Don't be shy. It is something for the
Have a law it is not bad. It does not mean you don't love them. I know of a young man who suffered depression because 25 years later, he found out that these are not his folks. When he went to the social services, they told him we have a clause here stating that it is illegal to let you know who your folks are. And Islam says it is sacred. That is part of your identity. So panela How can you hide it away? How can you take it away? That's all that's being uttered. So if someone wants to call you daddy, for example, for as long as they know that you referring to them as a fatherly figure, but not necessarily the particular father, it will be okay. So as for as long as there is no
deception involved? May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us May He grant us guidance. This is a powerful ruling. It would never have been made mention of in this beautiful surah if it was not important, my brothers and sisters, let's take it seriously. Take a look at the marriage of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam and Xena Binti jack when Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. instructed Xena Binti Josh to Mary's Zayed bin haritha listen carefully because I'm going to draw some lessons for us. They they've been hairy there was growing up young men and Zaina vintage fashion, good looking woman and you know from a noble family, someone who was quite wealthy and to be salatu salam said, I want you to meditate.
And she felt in her heart that you know what I don't this man is from a poor background. He used to be a slave. He was just feed now he grew up yes and so on. And the prophet SAW Selim read verses that were revealed at the time, verse number 36, of surah to one
minute in either
rasuluh among Khun Allahu Allah to mean
it is not for a believing male or female, when Allah or his messenger have decided declared and dictated something, that they have a choice in that regard. You are believing male and female. When Allah says something you feel in your heart, I don't have a choice. I have to get this done. When Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says something you feel in your heart, I don't have a choice. I have to get this done. Why? Because of the source of the instruction. So that is the verse Zainab bint, the judge immediately agreed and said, Okay, if that's the case, then I agree. She married him. And sometime later, the marriage didn't work. And obviously, this narration is a narration
mentioned in Bharani by Tata and another narration of a bus mentioned intersil tabari. It is the issue of the marriage of Xena to exhibit the gesture of the allow her and her to say dignitary that about the law and, and how sometime later it didn't work. And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was a witness to that it ended up in divorce and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam ended up marrying the same woman Xena, Binti, Josh, what are the Allahu Allah?
And like I said, some people said How could you marry the the ex wife of your own son? And Allah says that's not his son. We wanted to make it clear that there is actually no blood link between the two. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us and may He guide us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors, I think there are beautiful lessons we've just learned from that. Then we have another beautiful story Mustafa canali, also narrated by NSF nomadic or the Allahu anhu on a totally different topic, where he says, a relative of mine by the name of NSE, Benin nada, he was unable to participate in the Battle of better. So later on, he regretted a lot. And he promised Allah that if
I ever see another battle, I will ensure that I'm in the front line and I'm going to make sure that I take part in the battle. So later on when you know the co founder of Makkah came in close to Medina. And a place known as the war took place known as the Battle of water.
And a signal nado the Allahu anhu was so excited because he wanted to fulfill the promise he made to Allah at the time of the Battle of button to see if there's another war. I'm going to make sure I'm there. He was there, and he was so enthusiastic that Sadiq numato the Allahu anhu says I saw Anna Sydney nada, de Allahu Allah on the day off. And I told him I asked him about what's happening. And he says, Well la he in Nila god heljan natuna
He says, well, ah he Oh sad. I can smell the scent of Paradise before this battle ends.
And do you know what happened? He fought he was martyred. And Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed verses in this regard. And this is a hadith Mustafa con la mina Mina de jan
from among the believers are those who have fulfilled the promise they made to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
How many of us make promises to Allah regarding minor items not as big as this and we never deliver. We say all are never committed sin again. A day later we committing it May Allah forgive us. We say Allah. I'll never
Mr Salah again the day later we've already missed to Salah I'll never ever dress inappropriately again a week passes and suddenly we get into the pressure of society and the pressure of the environment and peer pressure. Why don't we please Allah We promise a lot of things when we are in difficult times and we never deliver. I hope we do inshallah, by the will of Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen us inshallah tomorrow, I wish to go through more of the verses of surah to what a beautiful surah We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless us all wa sallahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhana labmd Subhana Allah homovanillic Misha to Allah Allah hi