Channel: Mufti Menk
Straight Path Convention Series Lecture Two. Jumuah Talk at TM Surau, Kuala Lumpur
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wash Madonna Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa Taala he was happy he made
my beloved brothers and sisters in Islam, it is very important for us to be conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala we need to be fearful of the Wrath of Allah subhanho wa Taala and hopeful regarding the mercy of Allah subhana wa tada
we have the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala that we should all be asking for. And when we ask Allah subhana wa danas forgiveness, the hearts should be softened. And at the same time, we should be leaning and inclining towards the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala as best as possible. My brothers and sisters in our lives, Allah has created us in a way that we have needs. And we have various items we would like to fulfill in our lives, we are always in need of Allah subhanho wa Taala He is the one who will fulfill these needs. And we call out to Him and sometimes we call out to Him for a very long time, we do not see some of the results of the drama or the supplications
that we make immediately. But we need to know that every time we call out to Allah subhanho wa Taala that supplication or do is registered, it is recorded next to our name. And it is a very, very great activation. If a person does not have any of his do are answered exactly as he wanted them. But he continued to make dua to Allah in spite of that, by the will of Allah, He will be granted entry into paradise because of the suburb and the patience that he under went or that he had to endure throughout his life. So we asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us from those who are not impatient. Allah knows when it is best for you to get what you want. He knows if it is good at all,
to be given what you want, he knows if it is better for you not to have what you want. And he knows if it is good for you to get it as you wish it. Ultimately the knowledge is his some of us wish for things that we think are good for us. But we don't realize that they are bad for us. Some of us wish for things that we don't realize, would cause more harm or cause more havoc in our lives, then had we not been given them. So it is always the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala that we should be requesting and asking and believing in. And we should know that whatever Allah has done is always for the better.
That having been said, I want to address a very, very important matter this afternoon. And that is a key to the doors that are usually closed. When we walk in the path of life. We find many doors that are sealed, many doors that are closed. The opener or the one who opens those doors is Allah subhanho wa Taala. For example, a person's risk or a person sustenance. Sometimes when is suffering in terms of wealth, they have debt, they don't have a good job, their salary is not sufficient. Sometimes we have a health matter. Sometimes we have matters in our own homes associated matter with our children, with our spouses, with our own parents, with our brothers and sisters with our in
laws, uncles and aunts. We are trying to resolve the matter, but nothing is happening. So the door seems to be closed. However, there is a way of opening the door. And that way is taught to us by Allah subhanho wa Taala It is a very, very simple way. But many of us take it for granted. You know shavonne he works on us so hard that the simplified things that Allah has kept easy he comes to us and he tells us meaning shaytan tells us this is too easy. It cannot be the solution. You need to do something more than this. Yet Allah says that is the solution. The solution is very simple, but it requires continuity. You do not just read Salah because today you are sick and expect to be cured
tomorrow morning. It doesn't happen. You cannot call out to Allah make dua and supplicate to him now that you have a financial problem and you expect someone to
Drop down 2 million greengage tomorrow morning. It cannot be so quick. Yes, Allah can do it but he won't. Because the condition that your heart is in when you are in need is far softer than when you are not in the desperate need Subhana Allah when a person is sick and ill or they have financial issues, don't they go to the masjid early? Don't they call out to Allah? Don't they cry tears to Allah? Don't they say Oh Allah, the adultery I committed, forgive me for it. I won't ever do it again. The alcohol I drank Forgive me for it, I won't ever do it again. The gambling I engaged in all I won't do it again. But overall, I now have a big problem. I want you to help me, please Allah.
The heart is soft, we've forgiven we have created peace between us and Allah. So Allah through His love and His mercy sometimes holds us in that condition for a long period of time, because he knows this worshipper of mine is so close to me today, because he is sick because he has a problem. If I were to give him back what he's asking for, maybe he might forget us completely. So Allah keeps us in a certain condition. He's mercy. It's his mercy. However, there is a key to these doors, to open them one by one. And that key is very simple. It is called a stouffville. Law. That's all. That's the key. Stone zero law is a key to a lot of the closed doors that we have, if not all of them.
Many doors are closed in our lives. To open the door, you need the key known as a stouffville law, what is the meaning of it means Oh Allah, I seek your forgiveness. Forgive me. That's the meaning with us as Muslims when we have a misunderstanding, we think that only when I know that I have committed a sin. Now I need to say estavela and I need to repent. No, it is not only confined to when you commit a sin, even if you have not committed any sin according to you, you need to still go through with a stone Villa, it is the key to the doors of the goodness of this world and the next. This is why you and I we believe firmly that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sinless and
spotless, and he was perfect. And he is the best creature of Allah, the Most Noble of all prophets. We believe that
yet if you go into his life and his words and his statements, the Hadith says he used to seek the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala more than 70 times a day, and sometimes 100 times a day according to some of the narrations. Why, why does someone who is spotless sinless perfect need to say I seek your forgiveness Oh Allah when there is nothing to forgive? Have you ever thought of that? It is because Aston Villa is the key to the doors of goodness of this world and the next. Whatever you want in your life, ask Allah for forgiveness, and ask him in a way that you mean it. Do not just sit in one sitting and say I stole 100 times or 1000 times without knowing what it means
without concentrating Even if you say it once, understanding it realizing it's more powerful than having set and recite it so many times without any form of concentration. This is why we say use your own language, whether it is English, whether it is Malay, whether it is Chinese, no matter what other language it may be, if you are finding difficulty in understanding estavela in Arabic Say it in your language, or Allah forgive me. You will feel the power of it. Oh ALLAH forgive me. Repeat it when you are walking into the masjid when you are walking out of the masjid after your Salah. Repeated when you are in your car when you are in the public transport when you are at home, when
you're in the kitchen when you are about to eat when you are dressing when you are, you know, doing anything you are doing when you are at work. As you walk as you talk, Oh ALLAH forgive me. Repeat this 100 times a day it will open the doors of all the difficulties you are facing.
All the difficulties you are facing. You have a financial problem repeat Oh Allah forgive me and ask Allah forgiveness. If you know you have committed major sin, you need to ask Allah individual forgiveness for every matter that you have committed a sin that you know about. And if you have committed a sin that you might not know about you say Oh ALLAH forgive me for the sins I don't even know I have committed as the Lima Allah Allah, I seek your forgiveness all Allah for that which I don't even know. So it's important to do this, my brothers and sisters, it is such a powerful statement that will lie it can take
Straight to paradise. If you on the day of your death one day we will all die. If we get used to saying Oh ALLAH forgive me every single day, it means the day I die also I will have said it and how many times will I have said it and every time I say it is recorded, and when it is recorded and we go back to Allah subhanho wa Taala and your records are put in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala he knows and he will see that this person before they died on that day, they said Oh ALLAH forgive me 30 times. If that's the case, do you think that there are Oh for him Rahman Rahim before him most merciful Most Beneficent, most forgiving is not going to forgive you. Do you think he's going to
cast you into Hellfire? This man said, Oh, Allah forgive me so many times, but no, no, no, I don't want to forgive him. I throw him out. No. Allah will never reject your sincere repentance. Never ever. So remember this. Now one might ask, look, you have told us something so powerful. You have told us something so good. Where did we get it from? That's a very good question. We've got it from the Quran and the Sunnah of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. I've already told you the idea of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and what he did, now we take a look at the plan and so that new Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the Prophet Noah, may peace be upon him, no. And Allah says, he told his people
certain statements, and he told him the benefits of certain things. Now that whole story is repeated in the Quran. When Allah repeats a story in the Quran, he does not say it for nothing. Do you think that the Quran has fairytales that you just read the story and say, Okay, I've got to the story of Noah, it was a very powerful story, the people died, and then you know, he survived. Is that the story? That is not that that is not the moral of the story, you need to derive a lesson. That is the main thing nakada canovee kasasa, he made out to me only.
In sort of Yousuf Allah says, indeed, in the stories of the previous messengers, there are lessons for those with intellect. If you have intellect, go into the story. Ask yourself, why did Allah put it here? Because he wants me to learn the lesson. What are the lessons go and start extracting one by one, if you don't know how to extract go to the scholars of Islam, they will help you to extract the lessons from the stories of these messages. So Mohammed is salatu salam, he says, for all to start with. Bank when I told my people say, turn to Allah, ask Allah for forgiveness. See the same statement we are saying today? What is the moral of today's message?
Allah seek Allah's forgiveness.
That is the model. So he told these people the same thing. And then he explained to them why he's saying that. Why am I saying siesta villa in
point number one, because Allah is very, very forgiving. You see, there is a difference between the four and how far what is the difference of a four is one who is forgiving. And how far is one who continues to forgive all the time. You know, if someone does something wrong at work, and they go to the boss say I'm sorry. And they go back, boss says no problem. Go back to it. They do it again. They come back say I'm sorry. What says no problems go back. They return the time come back to the boss. I'm sorry. The boss says Hang on. You better sign this document to say I've given you final warning right or wrong? Yes. After you do it five, six times you get a letter to say that from next
month. Please don't come to work finished. Why? Because you are making the same mistake repeatedly. I'd rather employ someone else will law he my brothers and sisters with Allah subhanho wa Taala. He will continue to forgive you repeatedly again and again until the day you die. No matter how many times a sin is done. Your duty is to keep on asking Allah forgiveness. When you ask Allah forgiveness, you need to be genuine not to go back. But if shaytan has trapped you again and you went back, after having planned not to go back still you will find a law most forgiving, Most Merciful. That is the meaning of Far, far meaning one who just keeps on forgiving. He just carries
on forgiving. That's the name of Allah and it's a quality of Allah Subhana Allah Allah. So Allah is Allah says, I told my people keep on asking Allah forgiveness, Allah because he will keep on forgiving you.
For as long as you keep on asking Him He will keep on giving you some hand Allah so don't lose hope. ask Allah forgiveness every day and ask him forgiveness because asking forgiveness will elevate your status even after your sin is forgiven. Then what will happen Say for example, I keep on asking all this forgiveness all law Forgive me all Forgive me. He says, Don't say this.
He will grant you beneficial rain from the skies.
Through What? Through Allah? Because Allah Allah forgive me, Allah forgive me beneficial rain, what is the meaning of rain? What does rain depict? Rain depicts the flourishing of the earth and the beauty of the economy and your entire nation begins to flourish because of the beautiful rain. The crop is produced people are eating people are happy, the rivers are flowing and the water is there. So everything is beautiful. That is rain. How did we get it?
Oh Allah I seek your forgiveness.
Now the young people of today, they have a problem. If you tell them a starving law will give you rain they will tell you I don't want rain I want money.
Sure, you know that it says give me you know, photos, I need the money I need the cash. I need the ring gates and the dollars what about rain rain comes along comes I'm not worried I need the money. Now that is shallow and it is narrow mindedness because obviously you will only get money through hard work. And that will only happen if your economy is flourishing and you have a job and so on. So Allah says we will grant you the rain but because Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to give us even more guess what he says. Immediately after he speaks about rain. Listen to what he says. Well you need to
and he will strengthen you with money. Which means Don't worry, we know what you want. You want the cash we will give you the cash also through what
Allah says we will give you the wealth, we will give you sustenance we will sustain you we will provide for you we will make sure you are provided for be happy and content No need to steam and no need to live a life higher than your means. Get down to your means you earn 1000 ringgit manage your month so that you will not use more than 1000 that month, you earn a million manage your money so that you will give away a lot of that million inshallah to a good cause. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us and open our doors. So Allah is telling us he's going to give you a one wealth. And then you know what he says?
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Benny, he will grant you strength through sustenance, he will provide for you and He will give you offspring, children, what type of children number one, those who don't have children will be blessed with children, you know what that means? As tavola will open the doors of marriage for those who are not married. Because you can't just have children. In order to have children you need to be married. So if Allah says we'll give you children, it means we'll get you married someone good and inshallah you will have children by the will of Allah. So number one, you want to get married stones.
Allah forgive me, give me 100 times a day, a million times a day for 10 years, five years, whenever it is, and you find the doors opening one after the other.
And after that, may Allah bless those who don't have children with children, but some people don't have kids in a rush. Don't lose hope. Allah knows if it's better for you and when it's better for you. But what will open the door, it's a door that might be sealed. For now, you can open it through a strong federal law or law, forgive me open the door. And on top of that, let's continue. If a person does have children, sometimes they are depressed because the biggest form of hurt that a person can feel is the hurt that comes from his or her own children against him or her. That's the biggest hurt. If you want to be hurt by your neighbor, it's fine because you know what? I can shift
my house. If you were hurt by someone else, it's one of those but when you are hurt by your own child, it hurts you much more. What is the solution for that?
Turn back to Allah you turn to Allah see, they will turn we disobey Allah and we want our children to obey us Who are we? May Allah Subhana Allah to Allah forgive us. That's why we say Allah. So he will grant us children and on top of that the children will be the coolness of our eyes.
Ultimately, we all want the gardens, the gardens of Paradise, we all want rivers to flow. Allah says that same stones in Allah will take you there as well. But same as the vanilla. So this is my call for you this afternoon. One message simple message to the point. Let us increase seeking forgiveness of Allah and the doors of goodness will open and the doors of evil shall be saved all through continuing to ask Allah subhanho wa Taala is forgiveness. I hope and I pray that I've motivated myself to ask Allah forgiveness when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to say As salam aleikum, wa rahmatullah in Salah. Immediately after that, he used to say a stone Villa, Villa. Villa minimum
thrice, three times is recorded.
By but he just did Salah Yes, that's the time when you ask Allah Allah forgive me, Allah I asked you Your forgiveness. My brothers and sisters Be careful of the trap of shape and he makes us say a
stavola without even thinking what we are saying yet it is one of the most powerful statements that exists. It isn't a matter of Allah. Let's repeat the statement often and it has earned the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala barakallahu li walakum animus una when I find a combi Murphy Himalaya to an achema aku Cody hada was totally welcome. What do you say the Muslim manifesto