Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2015
This Mufti Menk Lecture records the reasons of revelations from the surah Al Baqarah and Al Imraan on the below mentioned occasions.
•Dua made during Hajj
•A slave who sold himself for the sake Allah
•Rectification of divorce process
•Silence in salah and clarity of zakah
•How to love Allah
•Clarification on Ibraheem AS on his religion.
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala ashrafi nambia even mousseline Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa bien momento beyond the sun in Isla Yomi Dean.
We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household all his companions May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them all, and may every single one of us be blessed. I mean,
my brothers and sisters in Islam, we are going through reasons of revelations of verses of the Quran. And this evening I will commence with a beautiful verse of the Quran.
Every one of us has needs every one of us makes do out or supplicate to Allah subhanho wa Taala ask yourself for a moment. If I were to ask you to pray right now for your needs. What would you say? What type of dua would you make? Would you say Oh Allah grant me good health grant me prosperity grant me wealth, grant me a good job, grant me a spouse, grant me a beautiful home and grant me a lovely motor vehicle and grant me the latest in terms of everything in the beautiful sense and so on and make me rich and wealthy.
Allah grant me children who will be good in grant me, you know, pretty and handsome kids and make me from amongst those who look so gorgeous and so on.
I think a lot of us would actually make those to us. Is it wrong? The answer is it's not wrong but we are forgetting something very big, very, very big. Let's listen to what happens. Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of two categories of people that used to make dua when they went for Hajj when they made the narration of a bus or their loved one which is made mention of intercede of poverty. He says there were people from amongst the Bedouin Arabs who used to come for Hajj and they used to pray robina Tina dunya Allah grant us goodness in this world and it stopped there. So Allah says
in Surah T min Kala Ko, he achieves nothing when it comes to the Hereafter, absolutely nothing. The reason is, because he asked only for the dunya so he got only the dunya there is no portion for him in the hereafter. But the true believers they ask Allah goodness in the dunya and on top of that, they continue to ask Allah goodness in the hereafter as well. Well, I mean, homie aku
Tina dunya Hashanah, Warfield, de hacer una joaquina
una una Cebu Makka Sabu la who sorry.
They are those those who believe they call out to Allah saying oh la grande has goodness in this world grandpa's goodness in the hereafter and protect us from the punishment of the Fire.
Allah says those are the ones who will achieve what they've earned, they will have a portion for what they've earned and Allah is indeed very quick. In taking account May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all what I learned from this and what we expect everyone to learn from this is it's good to ask Allah it's good to ask Allah for goodness of this world. But don't stop there. If you're a believer what is more important, even if you lost out in this world, even if you did not get what you wanted in this world for as long as you got the Akira for as long as you got Jenna, trust me, that is the biggest thing you could ever have. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all from
Johanna and May He grant us all Jenna amin
a beautiful story of a companion known as sohaib Lucy Nana Rumi he was a Roman he was enslaved because he was a foreigner. And he was made slave in Makkah to Makkah Rama and so on, and they came a time when he earned something and Mashallah he was bought off and freed, and then he wanted to make the hegira to Madina munawwara in order to join Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the narration made mention of interseeded tabari say diphenyl Messiah speaks about it
for almost a year. And if you look at this narration, he says this man, so hyperbolicity Nana Rumi, he has saved up quite a bit of money. And when he was going out for the hegira, he decided to leave all that money in a specific place, hiding it in Makkah, and he went singularly alone taking a little bit of weaponry in case someone harmed him. As you know, the people of Mecca did not want people to make history.
They wanted to keep them back and they used to persecute them. So what happened is this man as he was leaving Mecca in order to get to Madina, munawwara a group of the disbelievers surrounded him, they wanted to attack him. So he told him Hey, as you know, I have archery, I have weaponry with me. I am an archer, the best of the archers you can have all the arrows I have, I will ensure that I squarely get them on every one of you, and you will be punished and penalized and if everything is over, here is my sword. I'm going to fight you guys. Don't stop me from going to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from making the hegira to Madina. munawwara Don't stop me. And if you want, I can
tell you something. He says to them, what is it? I have left my wealth in muckety muck Rama, I will show you exactly where it is. If you go you can collect all of it but let me go so he was trying to avoid the fight. And he was trying to avoid the battle in return for what
for them, leaving him to go to Madina, munawwara and him giving them everything he had ever saved. Think about it in your lives. How much have you saved a few rands while the RAND is dropping as we speak May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. What have you saved is being taken away from you in terms of value. Even though the figures are increasing? Look at how things are turning May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect this nation. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all goodness, may Allah subhanho wa Taala improve the economy for one and all. I mean,
so my brothers and sisters, imagine if someone were to tell you, all your belongings, all your savings, bring them here, and I won't slap you.
I'd rather take that slap. Allah Subhana Allah Allah protect us. May Allah grant us goodness, I think maybe what I've saved is not that much. Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all and grant us the savings of the era. So my brothers and sisters something interesting. Allah makes mention of this verse number 207 of Surat Al Baqarah. Amina Simi shrinivas
from amongst the people is He who has sold himself in order to earn the pleasure and the happiness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah is indeed very kind to his slaves.
Amazing. He sold himself he sold in what sense? Meaning he gave everything all the dunya wealth, the wealth, the material items he had in order to earn the pleasure of Allah he desperately wanted to get to the most Beloved Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for the sake of Allah to protect his Deen, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an understanding.
Then we have something else that is very interesting in the Quran. And this is in Surah Al Baqarah. Allah speaks of divorce, and you and I know that we know very little about divorce and the rules of divorce. The reason is, when do we get to hear about it? If there is a wedding marriage, they call some Imam to speak what is he going to speak on? He's going to speak on nica. Have you ever heard a niqab being officiated and the Imam gets up and speaks about Allah? He speaks about divorce, they probably pelt him out of the machine. May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us, but I think it is important when you have a gun to know how to use it. You need to know what the trigger is all about.
Because you might just pull it without knowing what you've done. There is no joking when it comes to divorce. There is no playing when it comes to divorce. May Allah subhanho wa Taala says goddess you don't use those words not even by mistake. So at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam according to a narration which appears in soon in a TV media narrated by Ayesha della Juana she says they were men who used to divorce their wives 100 times and get them back because they knew where they going to go. So divorce ones go then after a while, okay, I take you back divorce again go okay, I take you back and so on. 100 times, meaning so many times. So Allah subhanho wa Taala makes
mention of this because there was a man
there was a man who had come to or who had divorced a certain woman, and the complaint of this woman came to eyeshadow, viola, her and her and she reported it to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam to say this woman is complaining that look at these men, they are divorcing as they will, and then they remarrying and we have no option because we've got kids from them and so on to go back and for us, it was the best option. So Allah subhanho wa Taala said or revealed verse number 229. At pala tomorrow.
Divorce is only twice that's it. First time you have an option of getting back. Second time you have an option of getting back third time everything is over. You cannot play a game with a female May Allah subhanho wa Taala says goddess you issue
One pallet, you have the right to try and reconcile. In fact, you should, and you should try and make amends and make things work. And that is an act of worship. Allah says, no matter how much you are disputing, Latta de la la la, de toda la liga more, how do you know you've got no clue perhaps Allah might create something in terms of solution to the problem after that. Allah can create a solution. Even though you might have not been seeing eye to eye something can happen that can make you learn to love one another once again, may Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us love in our own homes. And may we seize this opportunity to resolve any marital dispute and discord that we may be
suffering within our own homes. I mean,
it's a month of Ramadan, and we speaking about bollock. And I think it's only be fitting that we ask Allah to help us and we encourage one another go home and make it work. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us.
So this is a beautiful verse, divorce is twice after that, for him Sakuma ofin. Three,
you either hold the woman with goodness and with that which is known or you release her in goodness. And this is why Allah has been made quite easy for the male because Allah wants to protect the female from physical abuse from emotional abuse from all forms of abuse. If a man was put in a corner and he was told you cannot divorce this woman, it's difficult, he might end up beating her up, he might end up perhaps May Allah safeguard us doing something that is not befitting a human being. Yet she is a human being. She's somebody's daughter. She is a responsible, honorable human being a worshipper of Allah, a creature of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah says, You honor her, we
make it easy, so that when you are in that rage, perhaps instead of beating her up, and instead of engaging in that which is unacceptable, you'd rather release her with goodness, with kindness with beautiful words, send her back to her home, that, in fact, is a great act of worship, if you were to do it correctly when it had to come.
Then we have another verse that is also connected to one of the issues of divorce and look at how, although it was revealed at the time of Muhammad, sallallahu alayhi wasallam. It applies to us here and now Subhan Allah, I'm sure you've heard of cases where people hold back their wives, and they do not release them, thinking that you know what, neither is this person going to be married to me, they're not going to enjoy the bliss of the marital home with they're not going to get their conjugal rites fulfilled, and at the same time, they won't be released so that they do not go to someone else. I'm sure you've come across this, there is a problem, the marriage is broken, but the
man is not releasing the woman. It happens. So Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of this. Obviously, the narration here is in the motto of Mr. Malik, and he makes mention of how there was a man who used to divorce the women. And then before the day is over, he used to get them back. So he releases them with $1. And after a while he waits for it to extend when she's about to finish the day. He says okay, I take you back. And after a while, he releases her again. And then when the day is about to end, he takes it back again in order to prolong the time that she can actually now go and marry someone else.
And Allah says very clearly verse number 231. While atoms Ico
Nita do, don't hold them back in order to harm them out of spikes. You know, people want to just fix others up, watch out, Allah can fix you up to Allahu Akbar. You want to fix someone Allah can fix you remember that? If it is broken beyond repair, and you've tried everything, and you know that now there is no way forward, the best thing you could do issue one Palak and release her in a way that perhaps sometimes in the future, you may want to get back, you would still be able to get back because you have not issued the second or the third. But don't hold them back. Then another issue, something extremely interesting. If a man has had a problem with a woman and he divorces her what
happens it makes the parents of the girl very angry. I'm sure you know that. It makes them upset because they thinking to themselves that you know what? I got my daughter married to you. I gave her to you. I honored you. I trusted you. I put her in your care. And here you are releasing her she's released completely you threw her back like toilet paper. Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us from amongst those and May Allah make a woman folk such that this does not even happen in their lives.
Remember, it takes two hands to clap as they say sometimes one is hitting the other. You can still clap.
Masha Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us protection, but we need to cover our backs by saying, look, the problem is not just one party, sometimes it's the other party as well. Sometimes we're equally guilty. So here although we are speaking of how wrong the men can be, but sometimes the women need to look into their lives as well. Sometimes perhaps we need some rectification. May Allah subhanahu wa taala help us rectify our bad habits? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness on our tongues and goodness in our entire system. I mean, so there is a hadith of machilipatnam ESR
rhodiola and in Sahih al Bukhari he says, I had a sister or my sister known as jameela bien TSR. We gave her in marriage to a certain Sahabi he was a man. His name is mentioned in some narrations, and in some it's not we prefer not to make mention of it. So he says, You know what, he divorced her. And after he divorced her guess what happened? Obviously, people who are upset you know, it happens. But you know, we grow out of it very quickly. And the quicker you move on, the better it is for your paradise. Remember this? When the divorce has occurred? You're not the only person on earth who's been divorced, perhaps more people are divorced and married. Do you know that? Which means the
amount of people who have been married who are sitting in their marriages? Nowadays there is a new question that is asked before they would say Oh, Mashallah, these people got married last year. Nowadays, they say, hey, how long is this marriage going to last? You know that it's a reality, because people don't know why they're marrying. And don't get upset if divorce occurs. Sometimes it was the best way out. Sometimes it was the best thing that could have happened. You don't know, especially when there are children involved, and they're watching you swearing, shouting, being physical against one another entire day and all night, they will grow up believing that's the norm
and it will repeat itself when they get married. The best thing you could perhaps do is separate go your own way. And perhaps you might have a spouse who will not do that. And your children will be brought up with one of the two according to what Allah has instructed in such a way that they would not have to see the swearing the shouting in the beginning all their lives.
So MacKillop new ESL says, After some time, this man somehow patched up with my sister, and he wanted to marry her again. He gave her one Palak everything was over. Now he wants to marry her again. And I said no ways. Not at all. I honored you. I gave you the sister of mine. I actually gave you some provision when you were getting married. You know, some people asked for all the gifts back. Do you know that? Well, those were not gifts them. They were just a bribe. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us if it was a real gift? You don't take it back? Trust me. You don't. It was a gift. You gave it to me. Come on. I could have sold it for like a May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us be
genuine and honest. So Mark lithonia sir, says hey, I honored you, then you just divorced. And now you're coming to me. You have the audacity to tell me I want her back.
Allahu Akbar. Take a look at this. So she wanted to get married to the guy again. And he wanted to marry her as well. And miracle is the brother being the obstacle. And he's saying no ways already you were together. The problem happened you think we are going to agree? So Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed versus beautiful verses. Verse number 232 of Surah Al Baqarah. Allah says,
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when you have divorced the women and the ADA is expired and over and the divorce is now proper, if they still want to get back to each other because the second or the third divorce was not issued. And then do not stop them from going back to those spouses of theirs. Those ex spouses of theirs. If both of them have agreed, don't stop them. When Mark 11 ASR heard this verse from Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says, of Allah Rasul Allah, I immediately agreed to this marriage yasunaga
imagine how quickly they change their mind for revelation. A lot of us would not be able to do that. We have our pride, we have our our own, you know, loftiness we have literally the word the correct word is our pride. We are too proud to allow this to happen. What's going to happen to my name, my nose will be on the ground. Forget about you and your nose. Forget about your pride, put your tail between your legs and say if Allah instruction is there, then it is my honor to follow the instruction of Allah subhanaw taala Why can't we do this? learn a lesson. Like I said earlier, these verses revealed so many hundreds of years ago and today
They are applicable we are suffering exactly the same problems in our own societies and communities.
There was a Sahabi mark, he lived near Cerro de la and immediately he says I will do that now. And he happily got married once again. And guess what? nothing was ever mentioned in terms of problem thereafter. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all in our marriages.
So that's as far as the issues of divorce have been made mention of in some of the verses I recited this evening. Now we go on to something very interesting. You see Salah when people are standing in Salah, and every little while a guy scratching What does he do to you standing next to them scratching, scratching a little bit more? You get upset you get angry? Please don't match the guy tell him you know, because that's the wrong thing to do. My brothers and sisters we would get irritated when someone is when someone is fidgety in Salah. Please do not be fidgety. We are supposed to be standing correctly with silent obedience for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala But
imagine if someone came to you and said Salaam Alaikum you know, I recall there was an uncle who used to look around and we were young we will mischievious as well is to look around in Salah you know, and one day yesterday and he did this and then he realized this in Salah, and he he put his hand his eyes down again. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us but some of us that's how we operate in Salah we look all around Oh beautiful lights lovely Masjid Mashallah, this is a nice Wow, it's echoing quite well. Everything's okay. That's what our salads boil down to. There was a time when the companions were allowed to speak in Salah. Do you know that? There was a time when
initially Salah was prescribed. People were allowed to say certain things to each other in the Salah. So they would whisper to the to the person next to them respectably for something.
So then there came a verse of the Quran verse number 238 of Surah Al Baqarah. And this is a hadith mata faculae reported by Isaiah dibner camera 11. He says we used to speak to each other in Salah until Allah revealed a verse what Gunilla he carnitine stand in prayer for the sake of Allah in silent obedience, silence, obedient.
When that verse was revealed, speaking became prohibited fidgeting and everything else became totally prohibited.
Amazing. There is a narration whereby they say one of the companions who was unaware of this appeared in Madina munawwara during the time of Salah, and when he came in, he greeted some of the people of Santa Monica when they were in Salah. They did not reply because the verse had already come down, and he says, What's wrong with you people? I'm greeting you and you're not replying. And then he realized this seems to be something after the Salah, they informed him of the revelation and the verse my brothers and sisters, let us make it our business to stand in front of Allah with utmost humility, dead silence and as far as possible, try not to fidget or to move, look down and
concentrate on the words even if you don't understand the Arabic language.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all an understanding another very interesting story. When we give out sadaqa and we give our charity and Zakat, sometimes we are guilty of doing the following. Okay, we are guilty of taking that which is not the best from our stock, something that's not moving, they call it dead stock. Oh, that's the cut. I'll calculate that as the car. But it's dead stock. No one wants it completely dead. But that's what we do. So what is valuable, it's got value. I'm going to count the cost price of it and I'm going to get it out the car. Do you think about once that dirt of yours. Give it out as a charity besides the card, don't calculate it as compulsory
charity calculated as something for the sake of Allah. Okay, this is deadstock people don't really want it. Let me give it away. Let me just give it to a voluntary someone might make use of it. But don't calculate it as a cat. Zakat is noble, it is great. Imagine you come for Salah in the dirtiest of your clothes. That's not correct. You supposed to come dressed appropriately with will do perhaps put a bit of perfume. It's an act of worship to apply that perfume for the males as they enter the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The same applies you want to give zakah give the decent 12 It doesn't have to be the best, but it mustn't be the worst either it must be the middle of that
particular wealth and perhaps you will achieve the pleasure of Allah very few would be able to release the best of their stock, very few would be able to do that. So now, the unsolved you know, they were known as as habits suffer some of the people some of them are hygiene and some of the poor people in Madina munawwara they used to sit in a certain spot by the masjid and it was known as a sofa. So because they were poor people used to come there, and they used to hang some of the branches with dates and with fruit on it on these branches and some of the
Don't just have beautiful Mashallah dates and some of them had really lousy dates. Really some of the bad stock like I was mentioning moments ago. So Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of this the Hadith and Sunnah Timothy, according to Bara, even as about the Allahu Allah, He says, this verse was revealed for us the answer, he says, some of the men used to come and give good in terms of they used to hang it there so that the poor could take and some of them used to come with that which they themselves would not want to consume.
So Allah says,
verse number 267, Wallah maamoul hobbies I mean, who
wants to be a TV
movie, do not make it a point to give the bad stock of yours, the bad wealth of yours yet you yourself, if you were offered exactly the same, you would not take it unless your eyes were closed.
I wouldn't take that wealth myself, and I want to give it to others. May Allah safeguard us, my brothers and sisters, you must be thinking, I give my old clothes away, I give my old stock away my old stuff away. There's no harm in giving it to those who might make use of it. But let that just be something voluntary, totally voluntary. Something perhaps you might want to send to those who don't have it at all who would appreciate it. But remember, generally when you are calculating that which is compulsory, make sure it is not that deadstock May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us an understanding.
Then there is the issue of love. Every time someone says I love you guess what they mean? They mean different things, depending on who they are. Some of them, they just mean I'm trying to draw your attention. That's it. So I say I love you and you don't even know what that means. Some of them. It's a way of saying hello. That's it. I love you in that. Okay, you do and they think the automatic response is I love you too. Have you heard that? May Allah protect us?
What is true love?
Once one of the companions came to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
and this is narrated by Al Hassan intimacy robbery. He says at the time of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, someone came to him and said, What Allah He O Messenger. We love Allah. So much.
Will law he we love our ABA. Okay, we love Allah Who doesn't love Allah we all love Allah He made us how can we not love him? So verses were revealed?
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Me. say if you claim to love Allah, if you really love Allah subhanho wa Taala then follow me. Allah will love you. Follow me which means follow the messenger of Allah. If you follow the instructions of Allah, it shows you love him. What's the point of saying I love you, I love you and then you do things against the same person, or the same Supreme Being. I love Allah but where is Salah? I love Allah, where is my dress code? I love Allah but I cannot give up adultery and gambling and pornography but I love Allah.
You know the excuse they use today. Don't judge my heart. Allah knows my heart. Allah knows your heart, but your actions are proving how distinct you are from Allah subhanho wa Taala you yourself are making it difficult for people. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all. May him help us improve really, it requires dedication. You say you love Allah, you need to change your life in accordance to that which pleases Allah and to know that you have to go to the instruction of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam because he was the messenger who came to you may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all and may He strengthen us. So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us if you love Allah, Follow me
Follow Mohammed salatu salam, O, Allah will love you and He will forgive your sins. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease. One more point I'd like to make mention before we close for today,
something extremely interesting. The Jews and the Christians at the time had a debate nesara of Nigerian and the Jews of Medina, then the Christians of Magellan and the Jews of Medina, they were debating about Ibrahim alayhis salam, the prophet Abraham May peace be upon him. So the Jews said he was Jewish. And the Christian said no, he was Christian. So Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed versus saying, hey, he, how can you argue about Ibrahim whether he was Jewish or Christian yet? He came well before Judaism or Christianity. If you take a look, he was the father of Moses. You
The father of Jesus He came well before so he was neither Jew nor was he Christian. Instead, he was a person who submitted to the one Lord to Allah, the monotheism. It is known as Abrahamic monotheism. That was Abraham do not say he was a Jew or a Christian. Allah says it's common logic that he came well before. So what is this debate all about? Imagine how the problem was solved.
Verse number 65, or surah Allah, Allah says, Yeah, lol kita b O People of the Book, Lima.
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why is it that you are arguing with one another about Ibrahim Abraham May peace be upon him So Allah is salatu salam
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you are arguing about him yet? The Torah and the Bible were only revealed well after him Don't you have since amazing verse May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all and May He grant us all goodness Allah says McKenna Ybarra him we are who do Allah Allah salani wala King Ghana hanifa muslimah wommack and Amina mushy King Abraham May peace be upon him was neither Jewish nor Christian, but instead he was upon monotheism submitting to Allah subhanho wa Taala and he was not a polytheist May Allah subhanahu wa taala protect us from polytheism May He grant us the ability to understand what has been said this evening to put it into implementation in our own lives. And may Allah subhanho wa
Taala bless us all until we meet again for another episode with sallallahu wasallam or Baraka Allah Bina Mohammed Subhan Allah Subhana Allah Homo behenic the shadow Allah Allah hi land anastasiou kawana to blue lake