Channel: Mufti Menk
Friday Sermon from Masjid Ibn Zaid, Doha, Qatar.
Allah Allah Allahu Allah Allah Allah Allahu la serie Jana wash Mohammedan Abu Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam albaraka Allah, Allah Allah He was
my beloved brothers and sisters in Islam. It's important for us to be conscious of Allah subhana wa Jalla it is a reminder that I must have Anahata Allah has put forth in the Koran, as well as the statements of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam being filled with it. The term Kabbalah we always hear the verses in the law. Yeah, you have nothing in the law are you who believe be conscious of Allah. This term taqwa is extremely important. It is something that if we were to look into it, we would realize the depth of it. It is to live your life in such a way that everything you do would create a bigger barrier between yourself and the punishment of hellfire.
And everything you would actually shorten the distance between you and paradise. May Allah grant us all paradise may protect us from hellfire. My brothers and sisters seeking the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala is not confined to when you think you have made or committed a sin. So if someone were to say ask us forgiveness, it does not mean that because you have committed a sin that you know of, when only should you say Oh ALLAH forgive me. This is a miss notion. This is something that people do not understand. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as we all know was the ability of Allah the Prophet of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. He was in the midst of creation, he was protected
by Allah subhanho wa Taala. He was in no need of engaging in constant still fall or repentance. But you will find in the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and in his way and his path that he sought forgiveness or did what we would term is still far 70 to 100 times a day according to the correct narrations. This would show us that if we were to follow suit, and if we would also ask Allah subhana wa dalis forgiveness, we would be able to achieve something much more than forgiveness alone.
And this is why it is important for us to have this on our tongues and in our hearts at all times. Try and moisten your tongue at all times with the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala part of which should be seeking the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. If I say Alhamdulillah, I'm praising Allah. If I say Subhana Allah, I'm glorifying Allah. If I say Allahu Akbar, I'm declaring the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala sometimes my brothers and sisters and this is something I have found very beneficial not only for myself, but hamdulillah. We find it in the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam regarding the Africa or the remembrance, that is the sooner
the practice of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after your Salah, and you would find where he speaks of the sapan Allah 33 times and the and hamdulillah 33 times the Allahu Akbar 34 times or the addition of La ilaha illallah wa la sharika Buccola with
the declaration of the greatness of Allah there is none worthy of worship, besides Allah subhanho wa Taala him alone and so on. This would be such a great statement, I am declaring the the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Sometimes we are sitting quietly without having said anything without saying anything perhaps we are just eating, we are lying in the bed, sometimes we are driving a vehicle, make an effort to think about declaring the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala you may not know that maybe you're dying moments.
We are seated sometimes even in the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala we are seated at home the sisters, someone might be in the kitchen for example, busy with something, it does not need much effort to declare the praise of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah Subhana Allah, Allah Allahu Akbar, repeated, there is no harm there is no fixed number of times you can remember Allah with your time, there is no fixed number you may continue this is something voluntary. Remember, don't waste your moment when these are moments that are really precious the day a person dies, he will perhaps regret over how he spent his time with Allah subhanho wa Taala
Help us spend our time in a constructive way. Remember the tongue is such if you do not occupy it with something that is beneficial, it may occupy you with something that is harmful. This is why it's important for you and I to think of remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala you know, it's easy for me to say, let's remember Allah subhanho wa Taala engaged in a lot of victory. Sometimes when we are free, we don't think about it. Sometimes when we are seated, doing nothing like in the bed, like I gave you the example or sometimes just sitting and we walk into the house of Allah and we looking waiting for the time of Salah, but my brother spending the moment move your lips a little bit, shake
that meaning move the tongue a little bit Subhana Allah and inshallah you will be able to achieve a lot of great reward. Imagine I share with you a hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, which a lot of us perhaps would know of by heart, where the prophets Allah seldom says, Kelly mahtani Happy fatahna Allah Allison, we are to statements which are very light on the tongue. They don't take much for you to say, Well, I would like to say you need to remember to say that. And you need to make the effort to say them, yes, they are light. But you need to remember without remembering what's the point of us every time we think of, you know, this idea that we say wow, this
is a good idea, you know, something worth practicing upon. But when it comes to our time that is free, we forget about practicing upon it. So he says to statements, very light words that are light on the time Sufi fatale. Yet
they are very heavy on the scales of Allah subhanho wa Taala. You know, the meezan being spoken about something on the day of judgment that will be put up one of our
Allah speaks of how he will place the scales of justice on the Day of Judgment, and no soul shall be oppressed. So those scales, you want a heavy good deed? Well, you just need to move your tongue a little bit with the conviction of the heart. Obviously, the intention needs to be there and you need to utter some simple words. The prophets of Allah sentences these two words are very light upon the tongue yet they are very, very heavy on the scale.
Habiba 1011 man on top of that they are so loved by the Most Merciful. Imagine he did not just say Habib attorney, Allah subhanho wa Taala. It was right to say that, but he's drawing our attention to the fact that allows Mercy is beckoned by the fact that you remember him and you constantly praised him. Imagine if someone were to praise you whole day and night, what would happen and they asked you for something small with one reality at the end of the day or they came to your house, you'd honor them. Imagine when we return to the house of Allah to Allah subhanho wa Taala and we've been praising him. We've been saying we've been asking for forgiveness and doing so much with our tongues
expressing our weakness and asking Allah have mercy on us. What do you think Allah subhanho wa Taala will do when the Prophet sallallaahu salam says these two words are so light. Imagine if we were to engage in much, much more than that light on the term, heavy on the scale and loved by the Most Merciful, the one who owns mercy, the one who has mercy on entire creation, the owner of absolutely everything Subhana Allah to Allah
Subhana Allah He will be handy super Han Allah, Allah.
Allahu Akbar, the greatness of Allah is being declared the praise of Allah subhanho wa Taala is being declared. And these words are so heavy the question I have, and it's something that I am affected by as well. When we are sitting with our free time, sometimes we just looking in the air, sometimes will be absolutely nothing. Use those moments constructively. That is my message today. Use your moments constructively. And make sure that you move your tongue a little bit. It doesn't require much effort, move your tongue to Panama.
Think for a moment what you are saying you will feel so good. The time of Salah comes you will want to get up and move forward because your time has been used praising the one who has asked you to read salon. So Pamela it's something it's a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala you know, take a look at the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he departed for salado leaving his wife
on the place of reading Salah. And when he returned, she was still sitting in the same place. And he returned after the sun had risen. And he asks her What have you been doing all along? And she said, Well, I was praising Allah and I was declaring the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala and hamdulillah. How great is that? I'm sure all of us would love to be able to do that on a regular basis. But now listen to what the prophet sallallahu wasallam says. He says, Can I teach you four words? So Pamela, can I teach you only four words, that if you were to utter them, try
They are better for you then everything you have done from the time I left to the time I returned. So Corolla four little words, what are these words? This is why we say do not underestimate the value of the words that come out of your mouth. Be careful in the same way that good words have a massive goodness of impact. The bad words would also affect you negatively in a huge, huge way. Let's listen to these four beautiful words. Before I say them, I repeat what he said. I will teach you four words if you are to repeat them thrice, they are better for you then everything that you have uttered, from the time I left to the time I returned, and listen to these words Subhana Allah
He will be handy. This is obviously declared declaring the praise of Allah subhanho wa Taala and glorifying Allah subhanho wa Taala then he continues to say,
what amount of praise Am I praising Allah, the amount of his creation at I don't even know the amount of his creation, how much ever and whatever he has created to that amount I'm praising Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And until he is pleased, whatever makes him happy, so Allah, I am praising Allah subhanho wa Taala the point of his pleasure when he is pleased with me the point of his pleasure.
He was a man of sea he was in uttarkashi the weight of his throne Subhana Allah, Xena tauschii refers to the weight of the throne, what is the weight of the throne? It is something well beyond our comprehension, we won't understand it. These are words of praise of Allah subhanho wa Taala will mean that the Kalamata Subhana Allah, you know the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala the signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala his words are grant, they are great, they are stretched beyond the east to the west, what we see as east to west is actually nothing It is minor in comparison to what Allah has created. So asking Allah subhanho wa Taala the praise that I am declaring of you the
glorification that I'm declaring of you all, the greatest one should be stretched out well beyond your words of luck, but what are the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They are beyond our comprehension, we don't even know. May Allah Subhana Allah grant us a deeper understanding. But the point I am raising is spare a moment to think about remembering Allah and then do it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us really I call on you, it is something huge, it is massive, it will change your life. And on top of that, don't forget that part and parcel of the remembrance of Allah is to seek His forgiveness. So if I were to say, Allah, I seek your forgiveness, Oh Allah, one lie that is
declaring the remembrance of Allah that is remembering Allah, it is one of the best ways of remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala. I'm asking Allah forgiveness. So I am confirming he is in charge of me, I'm confirming he's in control of every aspect of my existence. I am confirming that he is the owner of forgiveness and are confirming that I falter. And I'm confirming that I'm seeking it from him because I believe He is merciful. So there is so much encapsulated in seeking the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala imagine, I'm already declaring that he is my is my Lord, would you actually go and repent to a person, a human being? to say, I missed my Salah, forgive me,
or I did this Forgive me. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us not from amongst those who engage in any form of association of partnership with him, I mean,
but this is a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The reason why it is important for us to constantly remember that time is ticking. And if we don't use this time correctly, we may regret is because we are going to come to an end one day as or in terms of our life in this world, it's going to come to an end, the day that life comes to an end only Allah knows what will happen to you. So panela even those who lived with would not know they can make dua to Allah, they can ask Allah they might bear witness that you are a good man but whether you actually were or not, is in the hands of Allah. Allah knows. Allah knows how
to fish Oh, Allah knows what lies behind the eye. You know, the deception of the eye, someone looks at you and they're looking at you smiling. You don't know for you as a human being, they could be a bit deceiving. They could be someone who intends to harm you. That's very, very possible. But you have to ask Allah help someone looks at you and tell you you have this warm feeling. Perhaps you may be correct, but you may be wrong, but who knows exactly what is in the heart motto is to do what is concealed in the heart. It's only Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this is why some people who we think we're good, we're actually not good, but Allah knows. Some people whom we think we're bad. Perhaps
When not bad, Allah knows. And this is why we say when a person passes away, remember that the good deeds of that person, the bad has nothing to do with you so panela it's between them and Allah, it's better you speak about the good than the bad. I give you an example.
When it came at the son of a Buddha, who was the enemy of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was coming forth now accepting Islam. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam told his companions, a crema is about to come in.
Do not speak bad about his father, imagine who was his father, his father was the worst. A Buddha was a man who was cursed. He was a man who was really evil when he died. Also, you know, it is reported that at the time of his death, he also added some bad words, which means he was more or less unrepentant. lavaca Mela says
he had the home of Mohamed Salah Salaam in a great way but Mohammed Salah Salem is telling his companions when he crema comes, don't speak bad about his father because well, there are several reasons but the one mentioned in the narration is that by us speaking bad about this man, his father, it may hurt him and it does not harm the one who is dead doesn't have him at all. How are you harming john by saying he's a bad man. He's a bad man. You didn't have him at all. But you could be harming someone who's a my brother. It was his father at the end of the day. No one wants to say okay, praise the man because obviously he was a Buddha, but the bare minimum is remain silent.
That's the bare minimum, this man you will hurt him. What about if the man had declared the Shahada? What about if he had said and hamdulillah so can Allah Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, what if that was the case, it would become really a means of our own destruction, to be speaking evil about the others who have gone away. It is not the remembrance of Allah to be speaking evil about others in their life, let alone their death.
Imagine if the back is to mention the evil of your brother in Islam, that if he were to hear it, he would feel bad. This is someone who is alive. And Allah says, Are you a hippo?
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tomuu would you like for one of you to be eating the flesh of your dead brother and you just you detested it.
This is if the man is alive. What we are doing is already eating the flesh of his dead body dead because he's not there. What if he's already dead? what one does where where it would land us. Imagine if he is so bad, that the person is alive and we are considered consuming the carrion. Then what about if the man is dead? May Allah Subhana Allah Allah forgive us and maybe make us from those who are conscious what we utter from our tongues. This is the whole point of today's talk is for us to bear in mind that there are moments Allah has given us that there is a capacity Allah has given us there is a chance that Allah gives us us the capacity, the moment and the chance that Allah has
given you in order to achieve the pleasure of Allah. Don't waste your time worrying about the other one. And that men and this one else know that is not going to take you to paradise. What will take you to Paradise is concerned of yourself first.
of you who believe be conscious of Allah, and each one of you should look into what you have prepared to present for tomorrow. So Pamela, what am I prepared to present tomorrow? by me talking bad about you? Well, it helped me to go into paradise. In fact, it reduces my chances of entry into paradise. Let's be honest, if I were to speak evil of someone, the only thing it could do is reduce my chance of getting goodness. But if I remain protected from hurting the people with my own time, I stand a greater chance of remembering Allah. Use your tongue in a beneficial way. Think about it your time, the time you have, make sure you utter good words. The capacity you have today is not
only connected to your tongue in what you say, but it's also connected to what you type out on the internet. Someone might say No, I did not backbiting I never said one word. But my brother who typed the whole book, so Panama, you typed the whole paragraph you chatted for 20 minutes online, but that's not in the ad. That's what someone says. It speaks of talking my brother Don't be a fool. This is similar to that go and ask any one of the scholars they will tell you yes it is. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala This is why responsibility online is something that is also a duty of a moment.
When you use your WhatsApp or your BlackBerry or whatever else it is, I only know red berries but Alhamdulillah whatever it is that you are using, you'd better make sure make sure that you are responsible in it as a duty for Allah that is called the Chroma as well. I remember
So that remembrance of Allah made me stay away from using my phone in an inappropriate manner. How dare I rattle away bad words about someone else online thinking I'm going to get away with it. If anything there is there is a more solid record of what you've done online than what you might have uttered with your time in terms of the human beings.
May Allah Subhana Allah Allah forgive us really, it's a very great matter, you find a one of the wives of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam speaking about another one, just by chance, saying, Oh, she's a little bit short. She's a little bit short. And for me and you I think a lot of us would say, Oh, he's short, short, this one is tall, that one is fat. mela, forgive us all. mela forgive us all. At the one line, if that statement were to be placed in a droplet form in the oceans, it would change the color of the entire lake and how powerful the statement is. And with us, we take it like we want to pass declarations on other people, and we want to say things and are far from the mercy of Allah.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us we were taught as we grew up by our own Messiah, those who taught us they always said, You know what, you need to have in your heart, a good feeling for others, those who are to the Shahada need to have for them like the prophets of Allah, Allah, Allah.
Allah grant forgiveness to all those muslimeen who passed away those who have borne witness that Allah is one, those who have been witness that Muhammad is the messenger. We should not have even feeling in our hearts the man has passed away someone has passed on we asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to have mercy on us the day he passed on this is why if you listen carefully to the words of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to meet you out for the deceased and then he says what habla de la silla in a Maasai Allah have mercy on us the day we become, where they have already gone, the day we get to where they are already gone. Have mercy on me, that is the success. And if you like that
success, make sure your tongue is in order. Make sure your actions are in order. Make sure you're worshiping Allah alone, make sure you're following the footsteps of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam
make sure you spend your moments that you have in this world constructively. Because if a person does not spend the moments constructively, a day will come surely when he will look back and say I wasted my entire life. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not to show my brothers and sisters, getting back to the issue of
let us moisten our tongues with the seeking of forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala what it does, it will make us appreciate fellow Muslims, fellow human beings, it will make us develop ourselves it will make us become people who understand that success. true success will be on the day of judgment when Allah gives you your book of deeds on your right hand. And when Allah subhanho wa Taala tells you to enter Paradise, that is true success before that nothing is certain nothing is certain May Allah Subhana Allah forgive us, maybe open our hearts maybe help us to love one another. The oma is in desperate need of love of one another. The oma is in desperate need of love of one another. The
Buddha is in desperate need of love of one another. So the small sparks that happen to come from shavon in our hearts against one another. Those are the sparks we need to extinguish before they become a huge Inferno and we will be wasting our time amongst ourselves. May Allah subhanho wa Taala Forgive us, Allah subhanho wa Taala has taught us that every single day he stretches his hand in during the daytime to forgive those who have committed sin by night, and he stretches his hand at night to forgive those who committed sin by day until the sun rises from the west.
And another narration the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says Allah subhanho wa Taala descended to the lowest Evans when a third of the night remains and he asks, Who is there seeking forgiveness that I may forgive him? Who is there repenting that I may accept the repentance? And who is there who wants anything that I may give him? So Pamela, what do we do my brothers and sisters, now must Allah forgive us? He opened our doors, I'd like to end by making mention of something very important. Some of the extra fringe benefits of seeking the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala what are the side benefits we will take a look at. We know Allah insulin tells his people quite clearly seek the
forgiveness of Allah.
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I said to my people who have
no agenda what he told his people, he says, I told my people seek the forgiveness of Allah for indeed he is oft forgiving, he is most forgiving. The term of a fool is not used for means the one who's forgiving, but the five means one who constantly forgets to panela look at the amount of hope one who constantly forgives a file.
In Ghana foreign Allah is one who constantly forgives. This is what Mohini Salam says to his people, what will Allah do in return for you seeking forgiveness from him. So, the verses continue, you will see this summer la comida, he will grant you beneficial rain from the skies, that which will be of the correct amount, that which will not be more that it causes flood, not less that it causes drought, but the correct amount in the correct place so that it benefits you, that's Allah. So Allah will improve your condition, your food alone, improve your drink and so on a lower grant through what, through His mercy, and you haven't sought forgiveness from him. Well, you will need a bit
of any luck but on top of that, he says through that, through asking forgiveness constantly, he will grant you sustenance, well the term is used how many of us are struggling? A lot of us struggle because the economy is dropping, people are in debt people have so much in terms of financial responsibility and we are turning to all sorts of means not realizing that when you ask Allah forgiveness, constantly ask Allah forgiveness. Constantly repent to Allah ask Allah to forgive the sins you have committed, knowingly those who that you have committed unknowingly and watch after a period of time your doors open one after the other alone will give you the way that he owns because
he is the owner of the way Allah will sustain you he will grow through what he knows is best for you because he is the owner. I promise you the door to that sustenance is through asking Allah forgiveness, it is through the owner of sustenance, how can we knock on the door besides the door of sustenance and expect sustenance in return? How can we knock on the door besides the door of the owner of sustenance and expect sustenance in return? May Allah subhanho wa Taala, bless us all, may he alleviate the suffering of those who are in debt, maybe help them pay back their debts, and May He grant us all such that we will be able to fulfill our financial obligations, and we will be able
to worship Allah through our wealth as well. So Allah says, You did come in and allow God to offspring. How many of us do not have offspring for years married, but no offspring will live in one of the ways of achieving that offspring is to ask endless forgiveness and constantly repent. Like I said, No need to say but why should I repent? I didn't commit sin. That is a foolish way of looking at it. Meaning should constantly repent for that which you know that we don't know all of it or Allah forgive us all. And you find two things will happen in terms of your children. If you don't have them, perhaps Allah will bless you with him as a result. May Allah bless you all and bless us
all with us being the who will be the coolness on our eyes. Secondly, if we do have offspring, Allah subhanho wa Taala will improve their condition by his womb by his wounds. So us turning towards Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us goodness, there are cases where you have very good people who are tested with children who perhaps might not be that righteous, but what we do know is in the majority of cases, Allah subhanho wa Taala opens the door and this is why you find the parents if they are decent goes to Allah subhanho wa Taala. In a lot of cases, the children follow suit, at least at some stage, may Allah make it easy in this age where the internet is has
overtaken even family values. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us maybe bless us and maybe open our doors. So these are just some of the benefits of svfr I am sure that every one of us is motivated to be able to think when we are free or our spare time or even to create the few moments to sit in. Praise Allah by time. Praise Allah in a big way. Think about what you are saying so Pamela, even after we read our foreign Salah for example, praise Allah subhanho wa Taala Aston Villa de la stone price the sooner Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after he turned his salon in Salah as he ended his Salah he asked Allah forgiveness price that was asuna that was his way May Allah Subhana Allah
Allah forgive us all. akuto tobyhanna Mahalia welcome