Channel: Mufti Menk
Straight Path Convention Series Lecture Five, Kuching, Serawak, Malaysia
Salam alaykum. warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Shafi Lamia, you will mousseline Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sahbihi momento Bian BSN in Elijah Medina.
I praise Allah subhanho wa Taala for making me smile today. And I praise Allah subhanho wa Taala for making me meet with you today. And I praise Allah subhanho wa Taala for blessing me with breath and with the heartbeat and with the ability to be here this afternoon. And I praise Allah subhanho wa Taala for giving me a man and I asked him to grant me death with a man and the same for every one of us. I mean, and I think Allah subhanho wa Taala for making me meet beautiful brothers and sisters of mine in faith whom perhaps I never, ever have met before. And I see you and I feel the bond between myself and yourself. So I praise Allah for this and I thank him blessings and salutations upon
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam whom Allah has chosen to bring the goodness to us. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless him and his entire household, those who supported him from the very beginning, those who struggled as strove with him from the very beginning, and all his companions and all those who coming down the generations have preserved this Deen and spread it in a way that today it has come to us. May Allah bless them all in May we all be blessed and our children as well. I mean,
the beautiful greeting of Islam is a Salam or aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Do you know what it means? It means May peace be upon you. That's the greeting of Islam May peace be upon you. When I see someone I'm making a prayer for them to ask Allah Almighty to grant them peace. That is Islam. I it is wrong for me to say hi Obi before I say a Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. May the peace of Allah be upon you, I want you to be at peace. It's my prayer for you. Really? That's what I'm saying. That's the beginning. If I don't greet him that way, I am actually not a good Muslim. If I look at you, and I say, Hi, is that fine? I need to first say a Salam Alaikum then I can say hi.
Hello, Allah subhanho wa Taala. open our doors, really. So this is one of the biggest signs that Islam is a religion of peace. It starts off with peace. The minute you see my face, you're supposed to be hearing a word that has in it some form of peace, it's a prayer for peace. If I'm praying for you for peace, you know what Allah says? What either UI
for high you will be asked
for how you will be asked and I mean,
whenever you are greeted with a greeting, then respond that greeting with a better greeting, or at least replied with something exactly the same. So it is my duty Subhana Allah, when I see you, I say as salaam alaikum as a bare minimum, but it would be good for me to add to it what metal la barakato. And I can tell you what that means. I am saying May peace be upon you, which is the prayer we just spoke about. And I can add to the prayer saying, may the mercy of Allah be upon you, and may his blessings also be upon you. Wow. Three things one time I'm asking for you.
So one day when I explained to my child to my child, this, that, you know, it's a prayer, he said, so that when someone says that content is say a meme.
It's a good way of looking at it. If someone says, may peace be upon you say I mean, isn't it? But the reality is, Allah says no, hang on. When you say May peace be upon you to someone, the angels are saying May peace be upon you too. So it's an automatic response from the angels and it's better for the angels to actually make the dua for you then for me or you to make a draft for someone so panela meaning to supplicate. So the Quran says when I greet you by right you are supposed to respond with something equal you're supposed to say while a come as salam aleikum wa salam and consider it an act of worship, consider it something very important. And what is more important my
brothers and sisters and this is something that many people forget more important than just greeting you is to make sure you really mean what you say. If I tell you a Salaam Alaikum May peace be upon you. But as soon as I leave you I'm busy stabbing you behind your back and busy saying bad things about you backbiting about I was lying. I'm a hypocrite. I'm not a good Muslim. I really am not afraid
worth my weight to Pinilla and this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala warns us to be protected from hypocrisy Do not be from amongst those who do something against what they actually say. Yeah, are you levena manone mata kulula
into observe Allah says oh you who believe Why do you say that which you do not do? Why is there a disparity between what you are saying and what you are doing? We need to create uniformity that is when you will achieve the proper peace. So when I say a Salam aleikum to you, I really supposed to go out of my way to make sure you are not harmed because peace would require that there is no harm against you. This is something important.
Imagine this is the first point of stopping with a Muslim. The first point of meeting for example, with a Muslim As salam aleikum, and you're supposed to try and break into a beautiful smile, at least try and break into a smile. So instead of saying Salam Alaikum
Look at you, I'm supposed to say a Salam Alaikum Wow, it looks so good. It's automatically uplifting to me. You are praying for me for peace and you're making me feel good at the same time by smiling even if you don't have to. It's still
remember that Mashallah. salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. And then I'm supposed to hear the response. Wiley como Salam rahmatullah wa barakato. May Allah bless you too. And remember, may Allah have mercy upon you to And may Allah blessings be upon you to Subhana Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all. I mean,
now that's my introduction.
And I hope and I really hope that we're all feeling at peace, because when I got up here, and I said a Salam aleikum, wa rahmatullah wa barakato. I really meant it. And I was smiling before I actually got up here. I was already smiling because I'm seeing these beaming radiant faces. all excited. I said, I have to take a photo of this. I have to make sure that it stays with me as a memory after after I'm gone. I will remember one day we went to cooking Mashallah, did I say right? hamdulillah hamdulillah. And Mashallah, I met my brothers and sisters, and we felt so much at peace and at ease. Islam is a religion of peace. It's not a religion of war. It's not a religion of harm. Really, it
isn't. What happens across the globe, sadly, is not Islam. Sometimes it is politics that has hijacked Islam in order to forward some agenda of it, may Allah protect us. And we the innocent lot, the bulk, the majority get tagged as bad people, it becomes difficult to live as a Muslim people sometimes want to abandon their hijab, they want to abandon their Islamic identity, their name turns from Mohammed to mo and Abdul Aziz zz.
Just because they are worried that if I say Abdul Aziz, that's it. The people are not going they're going to look at me and think this guy is a barbaric terrorist as long as Allah whereas that's not Islam. So this is easy. That sounds like electricity. May Allah subhanho wa Taala save goddess, really? And then I've heard another one. There was a sister, when I asked what's your name? She says, DJ, I'm wondering what's DJ? Is it a Muslim? No, no, no, sorry. It's a DJ, but I'm just saying the end of it. Because you know, you know, I don't know. I really don't know. It's a beautiful name. Khadija don't just say deja deja Subhana Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. There's no
deja and tema you know if deja is short for Khadija, then TIMA would be short for Fatima May Allah subhana wa Jalla says goddess it's a beautiful faith. I believe when I say my name is Marella and my name is Abdul Aziz and my name is Molly I'm and Fatima It is me who will be able to portray the beautiful image of Islam by not hiding my identity. What's the point of all the good people hiding their identity and only the bad ones are the ones who say our name is this and our name is that and everyone knows all those are the bad names? How many a time would we know a Muslim name and we know someone with a similar name who's done something bad? Why don't we change it by doing something good
so that as soon as someone hears a name and they think of something bad they've done they think of another 10 means similar links with good things that have been done.
So at work your name is Mohammed Mashallah. You don't just say my name is mo Really? You say my name is Mohammed so they know you're Mohammed. But you are the most polite you greet everyone you help as many as you can. You are honest, you are upright you come on time you don't steal and cheat and deceive people no Wow. I know Mohammed was really a brilliant person. You managed to change the image of Islam which means the wrong perception of Islam you managed to change it because you lived by Islam and you were proud of it. How many of you as Muslims here today are proud of being Muslims put up your hand? All of you Masha Allah Subhana Allah, we are happy to be Muslim. So that is
because we know that it's an it's a religion of peace.
How many of you really believe it's a religion of peace? Put up your hands there we are all of us. Well Mind you, I should say how many do not believe it's a religion of peace we might be able to see a few hands and I can tell you something and I want to ask you a question
how many non Muslims are in this crowd put up your hand?
Okay, there we are. We have non Muslims Mashallah, I want to ask you a very important question.
Do you feel unsafe in this hall?
If you feel unsafe, put up your hand.
Well, no one's put up their hand not even one. It means you are so safe it means none of us here are terrorists. annaleigh none of us yeah, harmful people. We all promote peace. I'm sure you feel so happy, so secure. You can see my smile That's for you guys. Mashallah.
Mashallah, you are all brothers and sisters in humanity before faith Subhana Allah, we are human beings. SubhanAllah. And this is why we say evidence that Islam is a religion of peace is the fact that in Muslim crowds, you have non Muslims who are sitting, and they feel so secure, they are happy, they laugh with us, they, they share moments with us, they are Subhanallah we reach out to them, they reach out to us. That is how it's supposed to be. I'm sure I was born a Muslim and hamdulillah from amongst you, they might be those who are not born Muslims. But weren't you taught from the very beginning that Islam is a religion of goodness and peace? and haven't we lived by
those values all our lives? Haven't we? Yes, we have.
So that would mean that those who are coming nowadays with some new ideology to say you're supposed to be barbaric, anyone who's not a Muslim, is
no way. We've never known this. It's not in the Quran. It's not in the sooner we who have been for centuries following Islam, at least in our own lives for decades, perhaps we've never ever come across barbaric teachings in this beautiful deep religion of Islam. And this is why we say be careful of those who try to contaminate your mind to make you think that you know what, these people don't deserve to live. I want to tell you something extremely important. All of us without exception, some generations back our forefathers were not Muslim. Do you agree? Yes. If the teaching was killing all non Muslims, they would have been killed a long time ago and we wouldn't have even
But the teaching was come out and be honest, be upright. So that is why this part of the world a lot of Islam has come through upright and honest business dealings. Am I right or wrong? Through upright and honest people who came in they intermarried, they were honest and upright, they looked after the one another's interest, they made sure that they there was peace in business. You know, they can be war in business as well. When you when you want to block other people out. No one must have any profit besides me. I must be the big man. If someone is doing well and he's coming small, I need to block him and stopping. That's not Islam. Islam says there is no way that the rich will become
richer at the expense of the poor becoming poorer. That's why interest is haram.
Usually is haram. There is no way that the rich is are allowed to become richer at the expense of the poor becoming poorer.
You can become richer Yes, but not at the expense of the poor becoming poorer, you need to all benefit. And this is why when you are considerate of the buyer when selling and the seller when buying you are a proper Muslim, Rahim Allah Subhan, Allah Subhana Allah, Allah has mercy upon a person who is considerate of the buyer when selling his product, and considerate of the seller when buying a product, which means I make sure that he is also happy when he turns away, I don't need to sell you something with 10 greengate. And con you that this is 100 greengate, and you pay it and then I count myself as smarty pants. There's nothing smart about that you cheated someone. That's
all you did. If it's 10 in you explain to them look, this is 10. But I really need 11 Wow, if they pay you and hamdulillah and this is why it is a major sin to lie about your cost price. When you want to sell something Did you know that major sin. So for example, if I want to sell my product, the cost of it was 10 ring gauge and I want to sell it at 15. Or I want to sell it at 20 for example. And I tell you I won't lie I got it at 19 and I'm lying. The Hadith says that person on the Day of Judgment Allah won't even look at them. They won't have a standing. Why did you lie? You didn't have to tell them your cost price. Why? Because we want peace in business. We want to be able
to deal with you tomorrow and the next day. If you rip off someone today tomorrow you won't have a deal with them. But if you give them a good deal today they will be back with you in business and perhaps you can flourish together peace in business. Islam teaches you peace of the heart and mind by worshipping Allah alone. That's what Islam teaches us. La ilaha illAllah Muhammad
We've heard that 1000 a million or a billion times. But what does it mean?
It means there is none worthy of worship besides my maker. Oh, no one can debate with that statement.
Did you hear what I just said? none worthy of worship besides my maker. I will not worship anyone but my maker. That's what is the meaning of peace. You get peace once you know I'm not taking any risks in worship. I worship my maker. That's it. How many of us do sujood prostration to anyone but Allah, nobody. We hold prostrate to Allah when we are in sudo. Do you know what is this application so behind Allah bl. Allah, we are praising Allah who is our our meaning my Creator, my maker, my cherisher, my sustainer, my provider, my protector, my cure, the one in control of my eyes, and my nose and my breathing and my heart and my feet and my hair and my wealth and my sustenance and my
happiness, and all forms of goodness and the one who's an absolute control of every aspect of existence. I have put my head on the ground for you and I'm declaring you to be the greatest. Wow, that is true peace. You get proper peace when you put your head on the ground for the one who made you.
That's the meaning of La ilaha illa Allah.
That's what peace is all about. That is Islam. And then we say Mohammed Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, I bear witness that Muhammad May peace be upon him is the final messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala we also bear witness that Jesus May peace be upon him Abraham May peace be upon him, Moses May peace be upon him. Aaron May peace be upon him, Noah May peace be upon him, Lord, may peace be upon him, his heart may peace be upon him, Isaac, Ishmael and all of them may peace be upon them all were messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They, whenever we hear any name of a prophet, what should we say? For example, we say, Jesus, and then what should we say?
alayhis salam, do you know what it means? What does it mean in English?
Say it again.
Peace be upon him. Why? Because we have been taught peace. This is the piece
alayhis salam, Salam means peace, may peace be upon him, why May he be at peace? He has done us a huge favor and Allah has chosen him to come and to teach the globe. what is right and wrong. And Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam is our to be the final Nabhi we happen to be part of his oma. But it does not mean we disrespect another messenger.
If someone is blasphemous against Jesus, Will it hurt us? Yes, indeed. Why? Because we believe that it is incorrect. To utter a single word of disrespect against any one of the messengers May peace be upon them all. If someone has to draw a cartoon of the Prophet Moses, would it hurt us? Yes, definitely. It will hurt us because we believe in peace. If you want peace, stop insulting people. If you want peace, you need to understand that you must appreciate those whom the Almighty has sent to you. That is peace. If I was allowed to swear anyone and everyone can I bring about any peace? I come to you and I swear you come to her and swear, go that side and swear this one. I look at you
and I look at you as someone who's nothing is that fair? Whether Hades is a nurse who savoir Seok as nanny Mish people are equal like the teeth of a comb. Have you ever seen a comb with teeth or jacket Not at all, you have all the teeth of a coma all in line so that you can comb your hair
you can comb your hair some Han Allah.
So Muhammad peace be upon his him is telling us that people are all equal like the teeth of a comb.
I must respect because I tell you something, you need to reach out to the non Muslims more than you reach out to the Muslims for the simple reason that if Allah has used you to guide one person towards Islam, the Hadith says it's better for you than what the world contains in terms of materialistic items of value. While llahi the prophet SAW Selim says to me on the day of haber, and it was the time of war, it was the time of war. He says, Oh Ali, remember one thing what la isla de Allahu Baqarah Judah and why he didn't come in hamari Nam. I swear by Allah, that if Allah has used you to guide even one person, it is better for you than the most valuable of the material items of
this world at that time, the red camera.
What was that meaning? It means reach out to people. Imagine if someone comes to you now and says oh my sister. I've been watching how you live and I really want to enter you've inspired me I want to enter the fold of Islam.
You might start crying. Agree
Because you're thinking, Oh Allah, what did I do? This person is inspired by me, Mashallah, Mashallah. And you will start crying. And you will perhaps you will then let them read the Shahada. And do you know that is the biggest gift that you could have ever had the biggest gift
for someone a lot to use you, Allah used you to guide someone. Now to be honest with you, if we are bad to them, if we don't greet them if we are someone who really doesn't have any form of goodness towards those who disbelieve, for example, what do you what are we going to come up with?
Do you think anyone will come up to you say I'm inspired by you yet? You've been swearing them every day. And really, I feel that this is a beautiful faith, you are the one whom I've been watching your life for so long. We've been working for 10 years, today's the day I decided that what you are doing in your faith is actually correct. And I want to be a part of it. You will never be able to achieve that unless you live by Islam and you are an open minded, broad minded person who understands that all of us somewhere back we're not Muslim.
Someone somehow May Allah bless them, whoever they were, who worked on my great great grandfather's, may Allah bless them grant agenda. I mean, whoever worked on your parents or grandparents on you or on your great great grandfather generations back, whoever came to this part of the world to bring you the goodness May Allah bless them because we were not in guidance at that time. Now. Alhamdulillah we have some form of guidance. This is the religion of peace. This is what peace is all about to worship your maker Subhana Allah, we c'est la ilaha illa Allah there is none worthy of worship besides my maker, I render no act of worship besides to my maker, Subhana Allah, and I
declare that not only Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, but all the messengers of God of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They deserve to have the minimum respect next to their name should be a prayer from us, may peace be upon them.
That's the religion of peace.
And Islam teaches us to be at peace with ourselves. We are supposed to be continuous. How do you get to become peaceful within yourself? One of the most important factors is a teaching of a man known as a man will come He will come to believe in what Allah has predestined for you. Allah has chosen for you. Let me explain. In Islam, we believe that Allah has given us energy, capacity, ability power, Allah gave it to us, Allah has given me muscle Allah has given me the ability to walk to talk to do things, he's given me a brain. Allah expects me to use all these faculties in order to achieve goodness in order to achieve goodness. But if I've used all my faculties and the ability Allah has
given me and I still did not achieve, I need to surrender to the will of Allah.
Say for example, I worked very hard and I still failed my examination. Doesn't that happen sometimes? Or the examiner must have been someone who didn't know how to mock isn't it?
Well, to be honest, I worked very hard and I still failed my examination. I don't need to become depressed I can write again. I can write a subject I'm sure I don't want people to put up their hands but I'm sure from amongst us there are so many people who must have repeated the subject or to see the people nodding their heads Yes, Mashallah. They have come to nights correct. But today where you are sitting, that's all passed, it's gone. We passed the third time around, but we passed it Mashallah. And this is why if you fail once in anything, get up and repeat the goodness do better the next time even if you have sinned, no need to become depressed. Not at all. Why? Because you're
at peace with your maker. Oh, my make I did something wrong. Very bad. I regret it. I admitted I asked for forgiveness. I'm not doing it again. Here I am getting up and doing better than next time. Wow. That's the religion of peace. a religion of peace can never ever be a value unless it is based on mercy. So Islam is based on mercy from the beginning to the end. For as long as you're breathing, you have the hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Ask His forgiveness, and he will forgive you. Let me prove it to you that is based on mercy.
When I want to start anything important, there is a phrase I should say, Do you agree?
What is the phrase?
Say the whole phrase
Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. Do you know what the meaning of it is? In the name of Allah, most Gracious, Most Merciful, In the name of Allah most magnificent, Most Merciful. Or my man and Rahim can also be translated as most merciful most merciful,
Rahmani Raheem most merciful in a broad manner and most merciful in a specialized manner. That's the meaning.
How come we are taught righted
The beginning of everything in anything that you need to declare the mercy of Allah Subhana Allah. If I want Baraka if I want blessings in whatever I do, I need to say Bismillah R Rahman Rahim.
ofI Bismillah Allahu Akbar. The Hadith says any, any act anything, anything meaningful that you want to do if you have not started with Bismillah there is going to be no blessing in that item. So as Bismillah you want to get into your car you say Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim you jump into your car, or at least minimum Bismillah, the name of Allah. And if you want to describe Allah, He says, at that juncture, if you want to describe Allah, you must describe him with the qualities of mercy, nothing else. It's wrong for me to say In the name of Allah who punishes severely.
Have you ever heard someone say that? Never In the name of Allah who declares that people will be in hell? Can you say that? Never. But you say In the name of Allah most forgiving.
So I see that piece when I hear that statement, because I know I'm a human. I've done things that are wrong, and I will sometimes perhaps fall and fall again. But each time I fall, I remember Bismillah
Wow, In the Name of Allah, the Most Forgiving, the Most Merciful, the most beneficence of Panama.
That's the beginning. And guess what, there is a chapter of the Quran known as surah two Fatiha it means the opening chapter of the Quran. It has in it seven verses, every one of us should be knowing it off by heart. And no unit of prayer is completed without you reading that surah Do you agree? So when I start my prayer, I say Allahu Akbar, the one who made me is the greatest.
Today, people across the globe have been tuned wrongly by the media to believe that the term Allahu Akbar is a statement that's uttered before you bomb someone's
lie. That's a very, very big misunderstanding.
You know, just now if all of us have to say Allahu Akbar. And if we were living in a nation that's not Muslim, perhaps that has been brainwashed by Fox News, they will probably will run away from us. But all we're saying is the one who made me is the greatest. The one who made me is the greatest really.
And when I say that, as I stopped my prayer, I'm declaring the greatness of my maker that nobody can deny that statement to be honest with you. No one is the one who made you is the greatest you've got to say, Yes, he is.
Then we've got to start off by uttering a few words and then by reciting verses of the Quran, and do you know what they are? We would start off Bismillah Ar Rahman watching agree Alhamdulillah your banal me All praise is due to Allah Lord of the worlds then
then what do you say? Let's hear it.
most beneficence, Most Merciful or most merciful, Most Merciful. That's Allah.
I started my prayer. And as I folded my hands and I'm saying, Praise be to Allah, Lord of the world's most magnificent Muslim civil Owner of the Day of Judgment, you alone, we worship you alone, we asked for help guide us to the straight path, the path of those whom you have favored, not the path of those who have earned your anger nor the path of those who are astray. I mean,
how peaceful is that?
And asking the almighty for guidance. The problem with us is we don't even know the meaning of Salatu Fatiha. And if we do, we don't think about it when we are reading it because for us, I've got a cook I just put everything on the stove
I know of sisters and brothers who've told me that you know when I stopped my salaat and I'm worried about the phone ringing and when it rings I just say
unset even go and stop back in Yeah, I don't know what are you going to head you want peace? Guess what? Switch off your phone.
You want peace in your marriage? Switch off your phone.
Every little while you know you're a married man your pillow. We are supposed to have something romantic called pillow talk. So panela pillow talk now It means speak to someone else on the phone while on the pillow. That's what it means. Really.
And you take your phone from under your pillow. And you're looking What's that? What's the time to in the morning go to sleep my brother. You want peace switch off that phone.
You will have peace May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us
All of us, while lighting technology is a big gift from Allah, but it is also a great test. every blessing is a test. Did you know that every blessing you have is a test your health is a test your wealth is a test. And your iPhone six is a test.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease really.
So if you want peace, you need to be disciplined. And this is why Islam has a lot of rules and regulations. Because through that discipline, you will be at peace. Imagine if I were to look at every woman and try to
get them into bed with me, what would happen, I would live a life full of
ripping apart myself being very unsatisfied, dissatisfied, and everyone would be upset with me and so many people would want to actually kill me because they know the type of person that this is.
But if I am respectful, I lower my gaze. I appreciate what Allah has blessed me with I'm help. I'm really thankful to Allah. If I want to do things I do them the halal way. And I make sure that I've disciplined myself when I you know, I don't need to engage in immorality to enjoy my life because everyone who's engaged in immorality has actually removed the piece from their life.
That's a guarantee.
I need to protect myself. We spoke about pornography yesterday in Kuala Lumpur Subhan Allah. And one of the big points was that those who actually watch this thinking that it's delightful ended up depressed, they end up disrespecting the opposite sex and their own spouses. They become so satisfied with haram when that which is prohibited, then that they have no time for halaal This is why we say cut it out it can never come about with goodness. So Islam has a lot of rules and regulations. We admit hands down. Yes, it does. But every rule and regulation Islam has is there in order to bring about your inner and outer peace.
You know, with all due respect to people who dress however they want to trust, if you see someone who's dressed in a way that they revealing every important organ of their body. Look at the way they walk and then you see someone who's draping with a gold dress with Mashallah beautiful elegance and they covered in a beautiful way. You can see the piece and you can see the lack of peace. You can see it brothers I'm not encouraging you to go and look.
But what I mean is it's clear I've come across sisters who have dressed appropriately after they used to be from amongst those who didn't dress properly. And they say completely you know how conscious I was of making sure that my back is okay, and my legs are okay. And my cleavage is looking you know, okay and everything is fake, half of it is fake. And my face is all draped up and everything and the way I work I was never at peace. I'm always worried about what people are going to say. And I'm waiting for a comment if someone doesn't comment, I become angry.
I did all this I spent three hours Come on countries and
there's no peace, no peace at all. Because why you are flaunting something you're not supposed to be. But just put on your clothes properly wear these we're not saying go away bags. Were proper, decent, beautiful clothes Alhamdulillah and be an upright person walk with respect, dignity, you don't need the whole world running behind you. Because in that case, you won't believe in your life, you will be leading a life that is actually enslaved by them. I can explain quickly what that means. When you dress for yourself. You actually dressing for yours, you're not bothered about people's comments and what people are saying and whether they say it or don't. So I can easily walk out of my
house I can easily go to the mall store, someone knocks on my door I can easily open it because I know I myself.
But if you're living for everyone else, and their comments and their looks, and everyone to say wow and to put their likes on Facebook and so on. So when you when you put your leg this way you take a picture and put it on Facebook and you want people to say Wow, you're beautiful, you're beautiful. Voila, he my sisters, you are beautiful without their comments because a lot of them are just liars. I promise you, they want you to feel good. Allah knows he created you. You want real peace. You need to know something and that is
Subhana Allah just dress appropriately. Do you know when someone knocks on your door, you can quickly go there, those who are enslaved by this type of perhaps dressing. If someone knocks on the door, they have to wait for 30 minutes before the sister can actually you know, make herself up because she's so embarrassed. They can't see me like this and you're busy sitting and sitting 20 minutes someone comes and opens the door and makes you sit down and you're saying but you know what I'm waiting and waiting. 25 minutes later you walk out and as you're working on Hey, she comes with me I'm so sorry I'm late. You like he didn't need to go and talk yourself up. Now Allah subhanho wa
Taala forgive us. Allah Subhana Allah to Allah make us from amongst those who are proud of what he's given us who are happy with what he's given.
And that is what we say when we say you need to be happy with those things that you can do nothing about. Today I look like something
it's Allah, you look like something it's Allah.
Yes, I may want to meet and myself I may want to, you know, look a little within limits. Yes, that's fine. No problem. But when I go beyond the limits, and I start getting excited, there comes a time when you won't be happy with your body parts and you start putting in that which is fake just for people to look at. You know what this person Wow, the behind these fake, the breasts are fake. Everything is fake. Your face is fake will lie. I'm saying this without being ashamed of it. Because it's happening on the globe. People are not happy with their noses in their eyes, in their chins and their ears and everything is actually now Botox and worse. What piece? Do you have no piece your
husband wants to hold? You say hang on all that is silicone, don't Oh, mama, forgive us.
Really? It's a reality. What piece do you have? Islam says it's Haram, don't do that. Leave it out. If it is really to return something from abnormality to normal, it's permissible, your nose is bent. You want to bring it straight, allow your teeth askew you want to straighten them allowed.
But you're just not happy because you know what I need to add a bit of volume is happening. I want to say it as it is because when law hits a sickness in the West, and I hope it doesn't come to the east, you know, what's the sickness? Oh, people don't look at my behind. Now let me make sure that they do. So now the pen sciway the new pens that are being sold, you know, they are actually silicone pens. Wow, it looks big. For what you want people to look at you is that what it's all about? What piece will you have Subhanallah your own husband who knows what you're worth? We'll look at someone else. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us. This is where Islam comes in. Today I've
spoken about peace in Islam from a totally different angle. The reason I did this, we've spoken about peace so many times from other angles. It's about time we said by living and abiding by these rules and regulations one law he you are guaranteed peace. And this is why one of the names of Allah is a salam, the owner of peace, the source of peace, the one who has every form of peace. And Allah says the greeting not only in this world is Salaam, but even when you enter Paradise, the here
the greeting on the day that you will meet with him with Allah subhanho wa Taala will be Salam will be the greeting of peace. It's all about peace.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala Grant us peace. So my brothers and sisters,
if we take a look at this beautiful face of ours, we will come to realize that from its very name from its very name,
it emanates next piece.
And that's the last thing I want to talk about.
Islam, what does it mean? It means two things. It's Salah moon, which means peace. And it also comes from at least Islam, which means submission. And we have to combine the two in order to understand what it means. I will only achieve peace if I submit that's what Islam means. So if we have not submitted we don't achieve peace, even if we call ourselves Muslim. But you know, I say okay, by the way, I'm a Muslim, but you know, I still drink. What does drinking do to alcohol? People say Oh, likes like social drinking, no problem. Well, llahi number one, it's a waste of money. It's haram that's there. We know that waste of money. Number two, intoxication. Do you know Allah says one of
the biggest blessings you have is the brain that is the distinguishing factor between you and the animal. And this is why it is prohibited to block the brain in any way whatsoever. So by you blocking it even 1% 5% you're actually sort of joining the animals may Allah subhanahu wa taala not let that happen. In fact, we become worse because I know of so many people and younger people are beginning to drink and beginning to engage in you know, part partaking of intoxicants and so on different ways the types of drugs, it's become a menace. It's become such that some countries have warned us including Malaysia, when we are learning this man, he has got some strict rules regarding
this and regarding that, and it may hold some big punishments. If you are bringing anything in. You better be careful. There's an announcement on the aircraft I'm sure you know that, especially for this country. Mashallah. It's good because it makes people laugh. And it shows us that it's a problem and it shows us that he will snatch away your piece. You see people on drugs, they feel high for a while.
Right and he feels like he's on the sky. He's a sky high.
He feels like he's on cloud nine. In fact, maybe even cloud 10, to be honest. And then what happens once it fades away, he's finished, his health is gone. his wealth is gone. He begins to steal in the house, he's a pain, he's a menace. He cannot get along with his wife, his children will have to abandon him. And what example does he have? Drugs? May Allah protect us and our offspring and the Ummah at large and humanity at large? I mean,
Allah hits a minute. So Islam says you're not allowed. You can't. It's a rule. If you want peace, stay away from him. And you know, what? If we say, okay, social drinking, social drinking, who is going to gauge what is social drinking, I know one man who was sitting next to me on a certain aircraft and drinking and drinking, he must have had bottles and bottles, and he still looked a bit sober. So I spoke to him. And I told him, Hey, he says, No, I'm used to you. And I'm thinking to myself, well, he told me that some others might even just have a few sips. And they might go tipsy, but he says, I can have a lot because I've been doing it since I was young. Now, I was thinking to
myself, the debate would be how much is just a social amount because of that entire debate. We know that in Islam, it's just totally prohibited. Look, cut it out, and don't go there. Carry on, use the money for something more constructive. And this is why my beloved brothers and sisters, I want to take the liberty to call upon those who smoke. It's a bad habit.
Quit. Save up so much money. In 20 years, you'll be able to buy a house in coaching.
Subhan Allah, I promise you calculate how much money you spent on smoking.
Allah, it's a bad habit. It's a very bad habit. I'm saying it in such a nice way. Come on, let today be the day when you quit. And please don't go home and start pumping up your wife and say, Look, these are all withdrawals. You know, I know it happened.
One day, there was a guy who was so wild in the home. And when I, his wife calls me and says, Look, he did quit smoking. But now and I told him, You know what, guy, you're just pretending there is no excuse. If I send mike tyson to you. Now you will sit in one corner quietly.
Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us all ease and goodness, my brothers and sisters, a beautiful afternoon, I've only mentioned a few pointers, and I hope it's motivated yourselves and myself, firstly, to be better Muslims and to reach out to others and to make sure that we are people who love this beautiful faith look,
we've spoken. And the points that are mentioned are actually very serious. But I tried to be as brotherly as possible in my delivery, to ensure that you also feel that I'm one of you. I don't want to come and feel like a pope preaching to everyone and like I'm on another level altogether. No, no, you are my brothers and sisters, nothing makes me better than you. We are equals in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The only one who may be better is the one whom silently in their heart, Allah knows that their piety levels are higher, and perhaps the bulk of you may be higher than me in that. So this is why I say I just wish and I hope and I pray that Allah accepts this afternoon, and
the speech and I hope if we have been moved even by one centimeter we have achieved May Allah bless us all I've spoken for my time of 45 minutes, and I hope and I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala can help our offspring also to bear the same torch and to continue giving it to others. Make it your business to learn. Make it your business to teach others and make it your business to be the most beautiful person you can in your house, at your workplace. Wherever you go. Try to be the most beautiful person you can try to have the best of character and conduct you will see that it will bring about a lot of peace. Strengthen your link with Allah subhanho wa Taala through your prayer,
through all the other obligations Allah has placed upon your shoulders and abstain from sinful indeed sin only snatches away your peace May Allah bless us all. sallallahu wasallam albaraka Allah and Amina Mohammed Subhan Allah Subhana Allah Mohammed Dinesh to Allah, Allah, Allah and