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Mufti Menk giving tafseer of surah kahf from Harare Zimbabwe 14th June 2015
inshallah we'll be reading from verse number 31 of sort of the path which is on page number 704.
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smilla al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa 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 bless them all and bless every single one of us. My brothers and sisters, this is the last session we will be having before the month of Ramadan this beautiful year.
We asked Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to accept from us the acts of worship prior to Ramadan, as well as those inside the month of Ramadan and to make us from those who can witness the month and really make the most of it. I mean, my mother's and sisters, Allah subhanho wa Taala is describing paradise and those people who will be achieving paradise, who are they and what are the qualities of those who will get Jenna it's important to listen attentively to the description that Allah subhanho wa Taala has presented himself. So these are the words of Allah. This is the Quran Allah subhanho wa Taala says the agenda will be made near it will be brought near to the moon.
The moon Akina, those who are conscious of Allah, those who are pious, those who create a barrier between them and the punishment of Allah that is known as taqwa, those who fear Allah in a good way, and those who are hopeful in the mercy of Allah in the most brilliant and balanced way. So Allah says for them, they will be paradise and it will be brought near, it will be made easy for them, it's going to literally come closer to them whose leaf agenda to limit the pain and it will not be far it's not going to be distant at all. It's not going to be difficult for them to achieve. It's not far off in two senses. One is, if you think of your lifespan, it's only 60 to 70 years
thereafter, if you die I die in sha Allah, the amount of
Waiting that we have to do between now and Jen will seem very little. If inshallah we are heading to Jenna, which we all hope we will be. So in that sense also it's very near before you know it life is over. So Allah says it's very near, it's going to come just now just now you're going to get paradise. Number two is it's near in the sense that it's accessible and also it will not be far off physically. On the day of judgment, those who will be gone to paradise will be entering paradise very, very quickly. It's going to be something that's going to happen rapidly. Quick, may Allah make it easy for us and may grant us the intercession of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So that is
verse number 31, verse number 32. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, This is the promise that has been made. This is what you were promised how to do. So who was promised paradise, then the tune those who are conscious of Allah, now Allah describes them hazama to adorn equally aware been hafeez you need two qualities in order to earn paradise, a web and hafeez so you need to be an a worm. A worm is a person who often returns to Allah, who often reprints to Allah subhanho wa Taala. The person who repents sincerely who returns to Allah completely all the time. So a worm is one who turns back to Allah we all make sense we all make mistakes, we all followed we are human beings, the winner is
he or she who keeps on repenting to Allah, day in day out you asking Allah forgiveness, you asking him to strengthen you, you trying your best if you fall again, you get up and you try your best again, if you fall again, you get up and you try your best again, and you ask Allah for forgiveness and you get up again and again and again. And that's how your entire life will continue. Obviously, the nature of the sin will begin to become lesser in the sense that a person who's involved in major sin as they repent to Allah by the will of Allah He will help them if they are serious to quit that overtime or immediately by the will of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah with the trial and of the
individual coupled with the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Thereafter, the nature of the sin becomes lesser in the sense that mages are gone. And then we deal with the minus there comes a stage when we start dealing with the minus genuinely that even the minus ends begin to disappear or begin to become minimized. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us to minimize even the minor sins and to eradicate completely the major sins may He forgive us. So if you want to gentlemen, a world you need to be turning to Allah Allah didn't say sinless people who never ever sinned because all human beings sin, so don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah you've made mistakes. Now it's about time
you turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala You don't know how long you're going to live for. Don't wait for Ramadan. Ramadan is coming inshallah very soon, but you don't have to wait for it because you might not see it, you might not live until that day. So Allah says, the second quality is Haffield, who is a Happy, Happy is the one who protects the one who protects what
the one who preserves and protects the covenant with Allah subhanho wa Taala by obeying Him in all that he has ordered and worshipping none but Allah alone. He protects his Islamic monotheism. he worships Allah alone, she worships Allah alone, which means you're not allowed to be a machinic in any sense of the term Sheikh so you're not allowed to associate partners with a lot in anything at all. And if you often repent to Allah and you protected yourself from associating partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala guess what you deserve, gentlemen, and it will be made easy, accessible, very near. Allah says you become from amongst them 13 May Allah subhanho wa Taala save us from all
forms of schilke and association of partners with him? I mean, so my brothers and sisters, look at how beautifully Allah has put it and look at how he's given us hope. And look at how Allah subhanho wa Taala so merciful has actually told us that if you keep on turning to me, and you protect yourself in terms of the acts of worship, make sure they are rendered solely and only for Allah subhanho wa Taala in conformance with what was taught by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam inshallah you have good news. And then in the next verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
Now he's describing the verb and they have Eve and he says, Man, hashey man.
These are the people who feared the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, in the unseen in height, when no one was watching. And you know, you and I have never seen Allah subhanho wa Taala. We have not seen Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, we have not seen the angels. We have not seen so many issues of what is known as grave and the unseen, but we believe firmly. Allah says those who believe firmly
without even having seen, they are the ones who are known as the those who are the kin, those who are happy, those who protect the covenant unto Allah subhanho wa Taala. And also what is included in this term, we Allah subhanho wa Taala says Monica Shia, have been laid those who are conscious of Allah when no one is watching no one at all. So in the darkness of the night, when nobody is watching, you're alone. And still you can obey Allah's instruction and abstained from prohibition. You deserve gentlemen, you deserve paradise, because you are conscious of Allah, the day when Allah will meet with you or with me, and he tells us that you stayed away from X, Y and Z when nobody was
watching solely because of my pleasure. You deserve paradise Subhan Allah, may Allah make it easy for us to obey His instructions even when we're all alone, even when no one is watching. May Allah make it easy for us to abstain from sin even when it is so easily facilitated, even when it is so easily accessible. May Allah make us abstaining. You know, the way people use their phones, the way they use the internet, the way they dress, the way they operate with the opposite sex, whatever it is, and we're just giving you a few examples. But supanova This is the consciousness of Allah. believe in the unseen without anyone watching you know that Allah is watching. So when no one else
is watching and you know that Allah is watching and it still makes you be a better person. You deserve paradise.
And something beautiful. We notice in this verse, Allah says Manisha, it was easy for him to say Allah, Masha, Allah, whoever is
whoever fears Allah, whatever is conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala. If you take a look at who ever feared Allah,
yet he didn't use the term Allah He says, Allah man, the Most Merciful. So this is why we said moments ago fear which is positive fear, which is full of hope. SubhanAllah it sounds contradictory fear, which is full of hope. But it's not contradictory. It's a balance of fear and oh, such fear that it should not make you feel despondent, such hope that it must not make you feel like you've got a green light to commit sin. Beautiful balance. This is Allah. So Allah says, Whoever fears, the Most Merciful, so you know that he's going to forgive your sins, but you're still worried. You still have this concern? That's quite normal. Allah says whoever feared the Most Merciful in the unseen
and came with a heart that was returning in repentance to Allah, or God or because he didn't need my mothers and sisters. Let's look now into our hearts. Let's ask ourselves, this heart I have, will it come to Allah, we need when we meet Allah subhanho wa Taala while our hearts returned to Allah in repentance.
It would only happen if you have a clean heart, removal of jealousy, hatred, enmity, envy, all the bad qualities of the heart, you know, the love of this materialistic life to the degree that we believe that that's it. Happiness is determined by how much you have in terms of dollars, and accessories and phones and perfumes and cars and dresses, and colors and and so many necklaces and beautiful beads and so on. If that's what your happiness is, guess what? You've lost focus completely, completely. Allah says your heart must not be connected to accessories and material items of this life. Yes, you may want to enjoy them within limits on condition that they never make
you lose focus upon returning to your own maker one day. So Allah says, if your heart is often concerned about the day, you're going to return to Allah. And it often says, Oh ALLAH forgive me, then you are a person who's considered money but your heart will be money. Allah didn't say the person is money, but Allah says the heart is money. So the heart is what turns back to Allah in repentance. May Allah grant us those hearts. It's not difficult. My mothers and sisters, it's a lifetime struggle. But it's so comforting because the movement that we make towards Allah is reassuring. It brings about peace, it brings about contentment. It brings about so much of
happiness, that we feel that Allah loves us. And there comes a time when we smile, even though materially we don't have things. You know, for example, in this country that we live in every day, the electricity goes for hours on end. I don't know when last we had water in the taps. To be honest with you, most of us have borehole water, and so many other different types of water. So Panama, and you and I know that we can still smile. We're still happy. We still say it's one of the best places on earth. Why? You've made a plan. That's the reason. So let's make a plan in Charlotte to get Jenna. How will we make that plan? become friends with Allah? Imagine if you and Allah friends what
do you expect? May Allah subhanho wa Taala befriend us, you need to have a good heart. That's all he says. You need to have a good heart. But there is no point in sending and keeping on sending and then you say
You keep on sending and then you say, but I've got a good heart. My heart is so good, so clean. So you go you drink you, you enjoy the stuff that allows gambling, you know, clubbing, partying, nudity, pornography, whatever else, but my heart is clean. I've got a very clean heart. Don't judge me Subhana Allah.
What type of a clean art is that? You cannot use the term clean heart, or Allah looks at the hearts in order to justify sin. No. But yes, out of weakness. If you've done something and you get out of it, then indeed, we would say definitely that no, this was a mistake that was made. But if that becomes a habit and a trait, and you don't want to be told, and you don't want anyone to remind you, and you don't want to be told that one day you're going to die, and you're going to return to Allah and you're going to leave everything behind and only your good deeds are going to come with you. If you don't want to hear all of that and stop saying, Don't judge me. Rather than you would say I
don't believe in the hereafter. I still feel love. But you know what, all those who don't believe in the hereafter There comes a time when they are worried about what's going to happen in the hereafter. I remember meeting a man who told me that you guys are bad people because you believe that we are going to go to hell.
And he was an atheist. So I told him, why are you so worried about how when you don't even believe in Him?
It shows that you're a believer. You actually believe that this help you feeling so happy that you might be going to hell that you actually asked me and yet you're saying I don't believe in heaven and hell? What a confused person. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from such confusion. I mean, so my mothers and sisters, it's so beautifully balanced by Allah subhanho wa Taala. He allows us to enjoy when it comes to materialistic items to a certain extent. SubhanAllah Imagine if our religion was such that you weren't allowed to wear colors, you weren't allowed to wear any form of good things. You weren't allowed to have phones and necklaces and perfumes and whatnot and cars and
luxuries and a condition and now in the winter, no heaters, no nothing. Imagine if that was the faith.
Allah subhanho wa Taala help us understand that he's really blessed us. He's blessed us in the million and one ways. Look at what Allah says, Whosoever feared Allah man, Whosoever feared the Most Merciful. He was most merciful, but he was still feared feared in the sense that I hope that I'm not, you know, when you're in love with someone subpanel or your spouse, and there happens to be a word of negativity uttered by your spouse, although they love you to bits and pieces but you start saying I hope I didn't hurt you. I hope I didn't offend you. I hope this are you upset with me and they're not upset with you at all. But that is out of love and concern. You do know that there is a
solid relationship here. But you don't want to scratch it even in the least. Now with Allah is a much higher example. We have such a love for Allah and Allah loves us in return as well. And Allah loves us Subhana Allah in a unique way, yet we are so fearful that we don't want to mess up that relationship. So this is also a type of fear. Allah subhanho wa Taala help us I mean, so Allah subhanho wa Taala says, they will be told these people who would just describe now would Hulu Happy salamin Valley
into it, meaning paradise and to eat in peace This is the day of eternity you're going to be dwelling in paradise forever and ever guess what you don't die 70 years old and you're still looking sweet 16 so Panama
that's just a worldly example. More like 700 years old and you're still looking like you're 30 Wow, Mashallah. No need to dye your hair.
So hon Allah amazing Just the thought of it. Allah says go go in go that's yours paradise, guess what forever and ever, forever and ever eternity.
With the Hulu ha be Salam go in with peace in one piece. You so calm, you are content, you are so happy. Go and walk in today's the day of pride to be honest with you. You can say these are my deeds and handle life succeeded by the mercy of Allah. That's the day you can actually say, I've succeeded. You go into heaven. You have every reason to be happy. You have every reason to be so excited.
And Alesis today is the day of eternity valdichiana Hulu, this is the day of eternity. Then Allah says Lucha miosha una de holiday Nemazee. Wow. Wow. So Panama. What an amazing First they will have what wherever they wish for their in and with us is more we have a little bit more to give them. So whatever you wish for on that day. And in general, you will have and this is where all the questions we have in this world regarding what we're going to get into genuine agenda. Will we get this will we get that just exclude anything
Because you cannot start thinking from now what you want there you have to go there and then think and then get so all you know is you definitely going to get in paradise whatever you think for while you are in paradise not while you're here right now
Subhan Allah, I hope and I have discussed this in the past, and I hope it makes sense when people think that I don't want this and I don't want that in heaven. And I want this and I want that in heaven. When you get to heaven you won't even remember what you said to be honest with you. It will be so mind boggling that what you see there is something absolutely out of this world literally out of the world because it will be out of the world you know the gold and the silver and the platinum and the diamonds and whatever else you've seen in the world it was all from the earth from beneath the surface and when it came up up it was given form and shape and different temperature and
pressure and so on any became jewelry and whatnot in the center of the of so many different perfumes they made from the leaves and the petals and the roses and the flowers and so on. So panela when you get to gentlemen, there's going to be a fragrance that you've never ever dreamt of smelled of thought of nothing, nothing, nothing. Something absolutely mind boggling. So stop thinking from now that I want. I couldn't afford this Rodriguez perfume in the dunya but inshallah get my new gender or shirt.
You're not going to get that in paradise. Trust me. It's not there. It's definitely not there. Because Allah says what's in the dunya is not going to be there in the era. The only thing other people and even the people, it's not them in these bodies that they have here. Something perfect, absolutely perfect no matter what. And I have to repeat the issue of spouse because it's a burning issue in the hearts of so many men and women. Yes, it's going to be your husband. He is the one there. And guess what? He will be absolutely perfect. totally perfect. Just imagine blemishes, complete color suiting your eyes and it will change as you're thinking so panela and he does as you
want how's that so panela as you think and everything will happen as and how you thinking your food and your drink and whatever you want is there but you have to think you can't say I want proper you know those who love scrambled eggs on a Sunday morning Mashallah, you can't say I can't wait for what the scrambled eggs in general are gonna taste like because there's not gonna be scrambled eggs and gentlemen.
Because for that to be there, you need chickens first and then you need the eggs.
Ramos Anahata Allah help us it's going to be awesome, beautiful, lovely, whatever you wish there. And Allah says we've got more for you what is the more it's described in some of the narrations and some of the FCC, Allah is going to show you Allah is going to show you guess what?
Subhan Allah, I want to see who made me. I'm so amazed and impressed by his
creation. I was in the Maldives yesterday. And so panela to be honest with you, it is one of the most amazing places on earth when it comes to the aerial view is much more beautiful than even when you're on the ground. It's so beautiful. You can't believe this is part of the world and you cannot help but to think I wonder what's in general. This is only the dounia man Subhan Allah it's only the dunya imagine. So I went to see and meet the one who made all of this Wow, the one who made me You know, I think I'm a dude and a half and I'm sure you're all thinking a little dude, this is May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us. Everyone thinks they it isn't it meaning I don't mean it in a
bad way. But I mean, you're you're, you're you're a person come on you, your life rotates around you because it's your life. Right? So Pamela, and you think Marcia, that's me Who made you don't want to see him? I want to and I'm sure you do too. So Allah says, hang on, we've got that for you. But first you have to be a word. You have to be happy. You have to have money, you have to live amongst the pain. You have to keep on repenting to Allah you have to avoid shear. And you have to struggle through this life and keep on repenting and turning as you falter. And you get closer and closer to Allah then when you die in sha Allah will tell you go into paradise, you go into paradise, you have
whatever you want, and we have something that is over and above that and then we will show you who we are a lot of meaning Allah shows you who he is.
Allah grant us the sweetness of looking at him. I mean,
amazing La ilaha illa Allah so Allah subhanho wa Taala says, we've promised this we've promised this to those with the heart that turns to Allah, the heart that often tends to Allah Allah says known Masha Allah dynamicity in the next verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala is now warning us you know after he's given us beautiful news, and we're hearing about how nice is going to be and he says
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Did we destroy who were greater than them in striking power and had explored throughout the lands?
Is there any place of escape? allies saying, we destroy generations before them, we destroy those
who are greater than lemon, Mike's empower and they had more in terms of land
they had explored throughout the lands. Allah says there is no escape you cannot escape. Not at all. halloumi Martinez, is there? Is there any place of escape?
No, Allah says in the Delica Allah dechra mnemonic can Allah who can Why did Allah remind us of the people who died before us? The people who were destroyed before us the generations who lived before us those who are more powerful those who had more in terms of wealth and might and control on land? Why did a lot tell us that we are they they gone? Can they escape? No.
The reason he said it is mentioned in the next verse.
Allah says indeed,
in that is a reminder for whoever has a heart
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indeed in that is a reminder
for those who have a heart, if you have a heart, and all this will touch you. If you don't have a hot heartless person, we can say what we want we can describe the goodness of gender and warn you regarding the the previous nations and still it won't even change you move you Nothing will happen. But if you have a hot, Allah says, it will touch you.
This will act as a reminder, but it's only a reminder for those who have a heart. So ask yourself, do I become
a better person when I hear these things? Am I affected by these verses? Am I affected by the reminder that Allah has placed? Do I look forward to paradise? Do I look forward to meeting with Allah? Do I repent? Often? If all these are answers in the positive then it means you have a heart.
And if there are answers in the negative, it means you do not have a heart. So Allah says because these are a reminder for those who have a heart in the radicality karate man can Allah who can
and what else are some of our who are Shaheed?
reminder for those for whoever has a heart or who listens. While he is present in mind. Some people just listen to you and they're not really listening to you. It's just like, by the way, you know, like, typically everyone's on their phone.
You know, when you catch public transport in some of the countries and it happens, I'm sure it must be happening here as well. And everyone's on the phone, even while they're walking in they smiling and laughing at their phones, the whole journey as on the phone. And when you happen to talk to them. They just like nodding, nodding, nodding, nodding, even dad when he comes back from work. He's on his phone. And he's just nodding, nodding, nodding. Do you remember the example I gave the ones? I said, Oh, Dad, how was your day? Yeah. Okay, nice. Oh, yeah. And then you say so that is everything. Okay. Yeah. So Dad, do you want to eat? Yeah. So he's not listening to what you have to
say. He's just saying Yeah, yeah, yeah. So try it out. Dad. Are you an idiot? Yeah. Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us.
That means a person who's not really listening their mind is not there they just pretending to listen while law he we do that with the Quran. Do you know that? We listen to it without listening to it? Meaning we've heard it we haven't really listened thoroughly. We haven't lent it in ear. We haven't understood it. We don't even want to understand it sometimes. But look, today we're sitting here doing what translating the beautiful words of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Amazing, impressive. So So mind boggling, life changing. These are the verses of Allah. Allah Himself is telling you, you need a heart if you want to be affected and impacted by the words of your own maker. Firstly, you
need a heart and secondly, you need to be a person whose presence who listens and they are present attentive, as someone who has Shaheed they are lending an ear while they are actually attentive, listening carefully. This is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says elsewhere in the Quran.
como como. Whenever the Quran is being read, listen attentively, and remain silent. Try and understand, digest, put it in,
in order that you may achieve. You may be achieving the mercy of Allah. If you don't, you're not going to get the mercy of Allah. You just listen to the Quran as though it's just a melody and that's it. Yes, it does have a beautiful melody, melodious recitation, Mashallah you will benefit from it, but that's not
not the only thing when it comes to the POA.
Listen carefully, try and understand, pick up the words, my sisters, no matter what language you speak, if you start learning the Quran bit by bit, there will be words that you will pick up as the reciting, reciting. And you're going to say, I know what this means I know what that means. I know what that means. And there will be more and more as the days pass. This should be a feeling of goodness within you to say I'm getting closer to Allah Alhamdulillah.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala, after telling us who this will serve as a reminder for you know what he says?
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Before I get to this, there were people who used to say that Allah got tired after creating the heavens and the earth, He created it in six days, and the seventh day was a day of rest. And this is why you find some of the Christians say, the seventh day is a day of rest. So you're not allowed to work on the day. Some of the people of the of the book, The people of other faiths say the same. And in Islam, we believe that Allah created the heavens and the earth in six days, he did not get tired, he did not need the rest, and he did not rest on the seventh day.
And this is the response Allah says, verse number 38. So that tough, Allah says, and we certainly create, we did certainly create the heavens and the earth, and what is between them in six days? And they touched us, no weariness, we did not become tired at all. Someone says What does we mean? Why does Allah refer to himself as we do things we need to know one is many languages. For respect, you use plural, instead of singular, you know, in the Shona language, in the Indian languages, and so many other languages, even in the Arabic language. So when you want to address someone, instead of saying, You,
in singular, you, say you in plural, the problem is the English language doesn't have that. So you got to say you and you, and yet you don't know. So it's just like that. And this is why some people say it's a very disrespectful language, I believe that it all depends on how you use it. But the other languages are much more grounded by culture. And they have in them a means of addressing a singular person who's extremely important when you talk to your father. You know, it is not to it is not you but it is rather addressing him in plural not because you've got three or four followers no ways you just got one. But that's how it is your mother same rule applies. Maybe a ruler, King,
whoever else it is same rule applies someone respectable older than you, you deal with them, you speak to them in the plural. So Allah subhanho wa Taala addresses or calls himself we it is known as the Royal week.
When you have the Queen speaking in England, she also addresses herself as we she doesn't say I did this and I did that we we commanded we instructed, that doesn't make them two queens.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, we did not get tired.
So be patient or Muhammad peace be upon him over what they say. Now look at these things. The people insulted Allah by saying Allah got tired so Allah saying we didn't get time The point is clarified. Let's move on. You Oh Mohammed salam, they will be saying things about you as well. Don't let it bother you. Don't let it bother you. Look at the connection. Allah is saying you saying they said things about you they calling you a magician, a madman a womanizer, person after money whatever. These are the same things they call all those who call towards religion. Anyone who calls towards Allah will be called a madman a womanizer person after money a person after power person this the
same thing is will carry on all the way they even call them magicians. They say this person did magic because why are people listening and why have you all this is the word of Allah. Allah says all Mohammed Salah Salim if you think that they are telling you these things, they've actually told me as well, something very blasphemous. What was it? They said I got tired. stavola Allah says, we didn't get time clarified the point now let's move on. They can keep on believing what they want we actually continuing Imagine if he was a madman, a womanizer, person after power person after money. How come he's got the largest following ever support Allah.
Allah subhanho wa Taala saying
so be patient or Muhammad peace be upon him over what they see. And exalt Allah with praise. Continue declaring the praise of Allah Subhana Allah Sabir behind the Arabic and exalt Allah with praise of your Lord, exalt with praise of your own Lord of your Lord, obviously Allah subhanho wa Taala before the rising of the sun, and before it's setting fudger and also beautiful moments. Praise Allah. Find yourself in prayer, find yourself declaring the praise of Allah Subhana Allah He will be handy Subhana Allah
Hello I mean, we declare the praise of Allah we're exalting Allah glorifying Allah. Morning and evening, morning and evening. Amazing. Allah says, if you look at this verse, it's something unique and light seeing people will continue talking bad about you. It was never between you and them. It's between you and Allah. So don't lose focus, keep on doing good and keep on praising Allah because the day you die is the praise of Allah and the worship of Allah that will come to your rescue, not how you retaliated. People who try to harm you, or who try to perhaps speak ill about you. You cannot block the mouths of the people, but you can use your mouth to do something good. Did you hear
that? You can never block the mouths of the people but your mouth, you can use it to declare the praise of Allah, you can use it to come closer to Allah and Allah knows. So this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala has joined all these verses together. And he has told us quite clearly that you know what, don't waste your time with people who are talking bad about you bad mouthing, because in order to retaliate, you may have to bad mouth them, and you don't want that to happen. So rather use the good mouth to praise Allah subhanho wa Taala you find the beautiful fragrance of mask from your mouth that will be you know, felt, or should I say smelled even by the angels and so on. Obviously,
there's a feeling good words have a good effect. Very good effect. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us praise Him morning, afternoon, evening and night.
what beautiful advice it's for all of us. The advice is for every single one of us Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
when we wamena layli for said beho while at the bar sujood
and also in a part of the Knights exalt Him
and after prostration after prayer exalt Allah, you know, when we complete prayer, what do we say so for the last of the La La Mancha, Santa Monica Santa, so many beautiful prayers along Indiana, the cliquish ukoliko has made a bad but powerful prayers they are or supplications or remembrance of Allah rather, immediately after the fire of prayers as well. And Allah is telling us spend a part of your night in prayer. So that will Asia so that will federal visa in the night. And there is scope for voluntary prayers such as the head Jude and various other voluntary acts of worship at night. Don't let the night only be for your cozy bed, especially in these very, very cold nights of winter
here in this part of the world now. No, it shouldn't only be for your cozy bed. Get up. One of the descriptions of the people of gentlemen those who are conscious of Allah in Surah Allah says Tasha Jaffa, Junu Bomani, La Jolla, you know their sides forsake their beddings in order to praise Allah to fulfill their prayers and so on. So don't only let it be the forum add something extra The sooner the Nef will take your time praise Allah declare, you know when you're in love with someone you want to spend maximum time with them well prove that you're in love with Allah by spending a little bit more time with them my mothers and sisters were coming into the mode of Tara we very soon Don't just
read elephant BA in your therapy. What I mean is don't just need short short things you know, I promise you if it is allowed to eat elephant bath a lot of people who say love but Alif about that and it will go down
just as well it isn't
Allah forgive us. I remember kids I actually saw someone do that.
Little kids shame they don't know how the adults must be so envious to say we wish we could do that.
But you read your turabian Take your time don't become hurt don't become tired to say I can't do this. No way. Take your time. fall in love with Allah all over again Subhana Allah spend time with him much more time say look you know what this Ramadan I'm going to spend time with my maker seclusion. I don't want to waste time with too many other people to stop gossip. Stop backbiting turn off your phone WhatsApp cancel for the whole month of Ramadan. Everything on Snapchat is no longer Snapchat is now or unchecked and that's it.
I see we were not too impressed. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us we've become so attached to these things that without them for a minute we already did. Trust me. If you don't have internet for one minute the world comes on its feet right? So Panama. Allah forgive us really I wouldn't be surprised if some of us are busy chatting while listening to this talk as well. Local sorry I caught you live.
So my mothers and sisters look at what Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying he says these are the times you should exalt Allah morning before the sun rises before the sun sets apart of the night and after your prostration and listen on the day when the caller will call out from a place that is near yo ma unity una de makonnen Caribbean the caller will call out from a place that is near the day they will hear the blasts
The horn In truth, that's the end of the world, Allah saying it's very, very near and close. When you hear that blast, it will be so so real. It will be the description that Allah has given you. Allah says the day they will hear the blast of the horn In truth, that is the day of emergence from the graves.
So the horn will be blown, everything comes to an end, the horn is blown again, everything is resurrected classes, you will emerge from your graves imagine
thinking of it seems quite spooky, doesn't it?
emerges from the graves, everyone comes up again. Wow. Slowly but surely getting up from the grave? For what? In order to answer to Allah what you did in the world. What did you do?
So Allah says, indeed, It is we who give life and cause death, and to us is the destination, you're going to return to us. So ask yourself, this is a powerful verse because you need to ask yourself and I'm serious about this. Where did you come from?
Where did you come from? If you are 10 years old, 20 years old, ask yourself six months before that, or let's say one year before that, where were you? one year before you were born? Where were you? I want the answer.
Well, guess what, you're going back exactly where you came from.
to Allah, you came from Allah, you're going back to Allah, you came from a maker, you're going back to the maker.
So this is what Allah is saying, look, verse number 43. It's no joke. It's a reality. Allah says It is we who give life and cause death and it is to us.
You will return the destination is back to us. So where are you going? You just going round in a circle. That's it. You were born, you lived in the world, you went back and you've gone back to Allah, it was just the chance you had to come into the world, prove yourself and leave. That's all. This is why we firmly believe that we are in this world to be tested. Nothing is going to happen according to our desires. You're going to be tested left, right and center upon Allah. And then Allah says on the day the earth breaks away from them, and they emerge rapidly. That is the gathering. Very easy for us. Allah says we made you in the first place from nothing you think to
resurrect you is going to be difficult when we made you we made you from nothing. When we resurrect you, we've actually got pieces to bring together it's much easier.
This is a reminder for me and you to say that we're going to go back to Allah he's going to resurrect us definitely.
Allah forgive our shortcomings May Allah make us from amongst those who turn to him. You know, when you have your energy, you bubbling, bursting good health, everything is moving Nice, nice. Then we feel like sinning sometimes because we want to enjoy beyond the limit that Allah has placed for us. Allah forgive us. The minute you become old, you have a problem. You have some form of sickness, you're diagnosed with something, you have a disaster, guess what, it makes you a much, much better person when it comes to relationship with Allah. So sometimes as a mercy of Allah, He says, we're going to test you. And that's why the Hadith says when Allah loves you, he tests you because when he
tests you guess what, you get far closer to him than you ever were during your days of ease. But the winner is he or she who is very close to Allah even while they are in days of ease.
Amazing versus amazing verses of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So apt, so correct, so accurate.
Look at the last verse of this beautiful surah Allah says,
We are most knowing of what they say we know best lahmacun
whether it is the kuffaar of grace at the time of Muhammad Salah Salam or anyone else, Allah says we know we are the most knowingly of what they say.
And you are not over them a tyrant.
Meaning you don't force people into belief or submission. Miranda, lamb Jabbar, we know what the people are doing. We know what they're saying. We know everything about them. When you are not allowed to force people into submission, let them submit on their own because their account is worth a lot. So you continue to remind you continue to guide you continue to show the path whether or not they will walk on the path is between them and Allah subhanho wa Taala. But you will continue to remind them this is why we are here today as well. We continue to remind one another and the reminder in our case serves for the speaker just as much as he does for everybody else.
It's a reminder. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, We are most knowing of what they say and you are not over them anyone to force them into submission.
But remind by the Koran, whoever fears my threat, whoever fears my warning, rather
So who is going to consider the Quran As a reminder, those who fear Allah and those who are concerned, the warning of Allah is the truth. May Allah subhanahu wa taala help us May he May He grant us a beautiful entry into the month of Ramadan. I hope and I pray the session the last session before the month of Ramadan has actually softened us and I hope we look forward to gentlemen and we are protecting ourselves from Johanna and we become people who can make resolutions here and now Oh Allah the sin, the bad the evil I'm quitting it and cutting it and becoming more disciplined. I'm going to be disciplined with all my activity. I want to praise you more. I want to read my Salah on
time I want to do things I want to dress appropriately, I will worship you and you alone and I will only worship you the way taught by Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam mothers and sisters until we meet again sometime or sallallahu wasallam mobarak Allah Allah Subhana labmd is a panic alarm on the condition of Allah Allah Allah Allah