Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2021 Boost
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Salam Alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah where Allah Allah He was happy admiring. All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household, his companions, we ask Allah to bless them to bless every one of us and to grant us acceptance in this beautiful month of Ramadan. I mean, my beloved brothers and sisters, one thing we need to realize is that in everyone's life, there will come a point when Enough is enough. I'm talking about our own sins, our own weaknesses. If you take a careful look at verses we read this evening in salata, tarawih there is one verse that strikes a
chord with those who realize and understand its meaning, as well as the impact it has had on those before us. If you look at them for the evening, rahimullah, it is said that there was a time in his life when he was not a very straightforward person in terms of obedience of Allah, weaknesses had overtaken him. He was part of a gang of highway robbers he used to pinch and steel at one stage in his life. And one day he decided to come to the masjid for some Salah Allah brought him and this is why when you come to the masjid Yes, it is your effort, but it is also the acceptance of Allah. Every day we say a DNR swear autonomous therapy so many times in Salah Do we ever realize it's the
most important to our you're ever going to make? That's why Allah wants you to repeat it in Surah Al Fatiha your Salah will not be correct without saying that Subhana Allah Guide us to the straight path Guide us to the straight path guidance is more important than food and drink. Do you realize this guidance is more important than the air that you breathe, and even your life? Subhan Allah if I were to lose my life now upon guidance I've actually achieved and if I were to have a long life with no guidance, I've lost everything.
So Allah is telling us that Enough is enough. The verse that he heard as he entered the masjid, and Amir Nene in Medina, mano
Allah has the time not come for the believers to soften their hearts towards the remembrance of Allah, he began to weep. It's as though you are being addressed. You know, the Quran has a power, if you are to go into its meaning. And if you are to go into what it stands for, you will realize that it will impact you in your life as you need it. And you will wonder, how is this possible? It's as though Allah is addressing me. It's not as though Allah is addressing you, Allah is addressing you. That's the difference. So we need to realize the Quran is so impactful. This evening, we heard verses one sub Namco an early decree for
decades. And by the way, you in Roshni are fortunate, with some good turn away, may Allah bless the five, who are sacrificing to get it done so that you can hear the Quran. But our duty to the Quran is not just hearing it, it's not listening to its melody or the melodious tone or the correct recitation that is part of the right of the Quran over us. But what is of importance also, Allah says, We have made this Quran easy for Deacon. So is there anyone who is going to do that they can, what's the meaning of the term they can?
wicker is the remembrance of Allah wicker is the memory that you and I have that Kira so Allah has made it easy in more than one aspect. Number one to memorize it. It's so simple to memorize. Allah is asking you a question for handelman
decade. Is there anyone from amongst you? Who is going to memorize it? Number one,
answer the question
Subhan Allah, Allah is asking you, no matter how old you are, no matter where you are, no matter how much of the Quran you know, the question is directed to you from Allah. Are you going to make an effort will lie if you are going to make an effort Allah will grant you a status known as a Hello Quran. The people of the Quran Who are they? alladhina whom Allah Allah He was said to who they are the ones who are the people of Allah, the special people of Allah, the guests of Allah magian you arrive on the Day of Judgment May Allah make us from among those
You are known as a these people are all the guests of Allah why they were involved their entire lives with the Quran. Allah make us alone Quran how many satem do we read? Let's make sure we try to memorize and I want to tell you a tip that I've recently told the children, the best way to memorize the simplest and easiest way to memorize, listen to the same reciter the same surah again and again until you know it of by heart, the Quran has that power,
the same reciting the same surah again and again you know it by heart move to the next one. Even 20 years later, you will remember the tune and the tune, you'll remember who how they read it, where they stopped, what happened, what didn't happen, and you'll be able to mimic that tune in your old age. That's the power of the Quran, those who know they know what I'm talking about.
But a vehicle does not only mean the memorization, it also means the understanding of the Quran has been made simple, it's been made easy. My brothers and sisters, you have to attend the Tafseer lessons that happen in your communities. You have to make sure you attend some form of lessons where you are learning the meanings of the Quran. If you were to read the Arabic And you were to read the English translation of it, naturally you will understand a lot but they will be questions in your mind because you are not a scholar.
So when the question arises, you need to answer it. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says very clearly, first Urdu Leakey in ko lamona bill by unity was zobel. Ask the people of knowledge of the Quran if you don't understand the Quran, asked the people who know if you don't know notice the word Vicar is used as well. This is a term that's used to refer even to the Quran Subhan Allah. Allah says, in zelina, deca, we're in
vivo, we have revealed this decay, and we will protect it that what is it referring to the Quran.
This evening, I was speaking to a brother, may Allah grant him the acceptance to come into the fold of Islam. And I was telling him one of the primary gifts that we have is in our faith, we adjust ourselves to understand the word of Allah.
I'm not going to change the word of Allah for me to understand it, I will change myself to understand the word of Allah. So what will I do? I will learn Arabic, I will make sure I go and study the Quran in its language. And I make sure I realize the value of the Arabic language. One of the reasons why Allah has made Salah in Arabic and the Quran means to be read in Arabic. Whereas if there were merit in reading it in any other language, he would have told you it's okay. You can read it in another language but you cannot. I can't get up and say All praise is due to Allah Lord, I can't do that. I have to say Alhamdulillah here have been I mean, a man you know him Maliki I will
meet Dean and I need to enjoy it wherever I am across the globe. No matter what country nationality or language I speak, I need to read it in the Arabic language. Because I will never adjust the word of Allah for my convenience. I will I will inconvenience myself if that's what you might want to look at it as, although it's not an inconvenience, it's an honor. But still, I will make sure I adjust myself to understand and to fit in with the book of Allah, the word of Allah and not the other way around. When it comes to people of other faiths. Take a look at the Christians for example. And we mean no disrespect. But if you look at the language spoken by Jesus May peace be
upon him recently his Salaam, Aramaic, where is the Aramaic scripture? Where are the original scriptures? The debate among the Christians themselves is so huge that today they have more than 42 different versions of the Bible.
coming to our gift, and that's what we're talking about this evening, my brother, go to Honolulu. You will hear the Imam say
me and you'll hear the Amin. What happened?
Far away from your home. you're accustomed to this. This is Islam. Allah says we revealed the Book and we will protect it. That's a guarantee from Allah. Now I want to give you the gift. If Allah has promised that he's going to protect the book, and he's proven it to you that the book is protected. It's proven.
People can take away all these mishaps that we have around where the plan is written. We will come up with it in this machine will close these doors. We won't leave on
Till we have it back again amongst us and I'm sure from amongst us seated here we will pick out at least 20 people who know the Quran cover to cover.
I think so maybe more
Subhana Allah. So if you are going to make an effort to put the Quran in your heart, you are now known as a halfhill. Have you thought of what the term half is, is? Haffield we loosely refer to it as one who's memorize the Quran, half it is a one who is protected by Allah. That's what half is.
One who is protected by Allah why the Quran is protecting him.
How does the Quran protect you?
Because Allah says, I will protect the Quran, you put it in your heart, your heart becomes protected.
When you want to protect yourselves from jealousy, evil,
magic, effects of the gene superstition etc. What do you do? All you have to do is read a few verses of the most powerful word in existence.
And you know what, nothing will harm you. Impossible your ayatul kursi Vd thrice your three pools as we call them, the last three suitors of the Quran, read them thrice see the power, nobody will be able to harm you, you feel that conviction, the strength, what happened.
It's the protection that Allah is bestowing you with protection. The Quran is protected by Allah. And because it is the word of Allah it has within it. protection for us from Allah subhanho wa Taala when we repeat it when we recite it, well I tell you, you have a half of the Quran, who is serious, who tries his best to fulfill the other commands of Allah, you will see the calmness in his face, you can pick it up, a lot of the elder people they will start and so on, you pick up a youngster, you can say this guy is either started memorizing the Quran, or he has memorized the Quran, and he's a relatively good Muslim. You can see it in the face. Sima Humphrey will do him as they say their
signs are in their faces, you can tell this person is sober, they don't have bad habits. You can see the sparkle in the eye of what the fact that you are clean, you don't have these dirty bad habits. You know why you have the Quran really in your heart and I want to tell you something else. When you begin to learn the meanings of the Quran, and you start putting it in your life practicing and trying to teach others a little bit a little bit while law he you will lead a life filled with contentment no matter what you have, you lost your job, you lost your car, you lost your house, you lost your family, you lost whatever you lost, you will just be smiling and hamdulillah why you have
something more valuable than all of that put together.
All of that put together with Allah He, you take one word of the Quran,
put it on one side, take the whole world in whatever it has put it on the other side. What do you think is more valuable? What do you think is more valuable? There's no question regarding what men believes.
And this is why we see the elderly, they generally give more time to the Quran. Today I want to appeal to the young, give more time to the Quran, Allah He Your life will change. The Quran is like a master key. When you have it, it will open the doors of your business as well. It will open the doors of your marriage, your children, your dunya will be thrown at your feet because you worked on the master key.
I promise you mark these words. The Quran is like a master key. When you have it with you and you solidify it. All the other doors will open one after the other that condition you must be dedicated for the sake of Allah. And this is why I was so impressed tonight I came I visit a lot of masajid sometimes you go in. It's a bit of an embarrassment when you hear the father trying to motor through as though they're only interested in Porsches, Ferraris and Bugatti is no no, here. I don't mind if we come with our jalopy. It's okay. It's okay. Take our time.
It's not a race. It's an honor.
Well, it is an honor. Do you know the time difference? Not more than five to 10 minutes, check the machines go up to down. See them those that speed at 200 kilometers an hour with no speeding fines. I want to tell you what happens. They displace only 10 minutes. In those 10 minutes you got the pleasure of Allah or you got your own satisfaction of saying
we clap we clap. What did you do for 10 minutes? Nothing. SubhanAllah
it's a fact of life. We need to change this perception and Allah it is changing. Thank Allah. It is changing. When I heard the correctness of recitation, it touched my heart because I'm one I was worried when
I came, I'm telling our Karissa here, Atari names obviously you know what I'm a slow reader Subhanallah because it's it's sometimes you feel I don't want to compromise the words I'd rather not be anymore. What did I say? I don't want to ruffle the feathers whoever's going to leave let them leave and come in. I'll do a little talk we'll meet our brothers from a distance etc. And we'll go feasibility law. He said, No, no, no, no, you must lead at least for a car. I said, All right, if that's the case, Bismillah I was a bit worried. But when I heard beautiful recital, I felt at home Mashallah I said no problem might be a little bit slower, but it will be okay.
My brothers, that's the Quran. It is an honor the book of Allah. And this is why the father here and elsewhere we need to know one thing. When you are reading in the front here, you are reading for the sake of Allah, don't ever be ashamed of being corrected. It is an honor to be corrected because it is the word of Allah. I always tell people as soon as I make a blunder, yell out the correction. Because you know what, we don't want to be caught on the Day of Judgment. I don't mind people saying you made two mistakes, three mistakes. They make mistakes in the harem. They make mistakes everywhere in the world. SubhanAllah we are human. It's an honor to make a blunder. I love it when
someone is there to correct you. At least you know, at least I didn't mess with the Quran here. Someone corrected me. We are trained when we little to feel bad when you make a mistake. Come back a please don't correct me. Let me go. Don't worry, we'll we'll read it again in another No, no, no, no, it doesn't work like that. It's an honor to be corrected, no problem. I must be corrected because it's the word of Allah. May Allah grant his acceptance. Notice how everything I'm saying tonight is all about the Quran. Because we read those verses today. In surah,
Subhana Allah, that Allah has made this for an easy to memorize, to understand is anyone from amongst you going to memorize and try to understand it, to put it into practice to convey to others that is your duty of believers? Allah has protected the book and by default, he has protected everyone who has attempted to memorize the Book or who has made an effort to teach the book or on
May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease so alphabay luminaria he hears the verse and Amir nealon Medina. Manu
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oh man as Al amin and helppo. While iacono can la Vina Oh Nikita, Babu Babu for Paula himal Emma do factocert kuno chornobyl beautiful verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala saying, has the time not come? is enough? Not enough? Has the time not come for the believers to stop whatever nonsense they are involved in to soften their hearts towards the remembrance of Allah towards the Quran to soften their hearts in the right direction? How long are you going to continue in your sin? How long are you going to continue without fulfilling your duties unto Allah? How long do you think you're going to live? How long do you think you're going to breathe for which one comes first? Ask yourself.
Surely it's about time we tend to Allah we are witnessing around us. So many things change throw that so drastically. We don't even have a guarantee that we're going to live tomorrow. It's about time we changed. Allah says not too late. This man changed his life. He became known as one of the scholars. He is known as one of our predecessors. When we say alpha the Enigma AR we say Rahim Allah, may Allah have mercy on him.
And what was he before?
He was a highwayman. In our language. He was a fog. Mandala protectors sounds quite disrespectful, doesn't it? Someone say that guy's a thug. I mean, what does it sound like? But it goes to show it's never too late to change your bad ways and habits too much is happening in terms of negativity. And that's why I believe my brothers and sisters seek the forgiveness of Allah, Allah Houma in Naka, foon, to HIPAA law for foreigner and mean it with all your heart, Allah will protect you from disease and calamity when something strikes us wholesale. One thing you need to do repair your relation with Allah. May Allah be pleased with us. Unless Jean having restrictions definitely is
indicative of something wrong in our relationship with a law, correct it.
I'm not saying don't have restrictions. I'm saying, why is it that we've gotten to that level?
Because we never made $1 we never valued the machine when things were okay. We never came.
We never came
how many people come first?
On fragile, how many follow her on acid? And then we say but the machines are closed. Hang on, hang on. Did you thank Allah Allah says because you didn't took it away?
No, you didn't value it. That's why when the restrictions were lifted to a degree, I know of 1000s of people who made a custom, that we will never forsake the house of Allah. Now we've realized it's Daniel.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala contest is, May Allah forgive our shortcomings our sins? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the best Ramadan and which is or what is the best Ramadan? The best Ramadan is that Ramadan within which your life has changed.
People say how do I know what is Laila to Qatar? I spoke about it last night. I'm quickly repeating to you. When you feel something has moved in you when you feel your life is changed when you feel the warm tears roll down your cheeks when you feel your hair stand when you feel that something has made you promise Allah never to go back to your bad ways and habits. You've got Laila to cuddle. Your life changed. Your life changed.
Allah grant us a change. You know your weaknesses. I know mine. We don't need to go out and advertise each other's weaknesses. We want Allah to help us so that when we die, something good happens. What is it? The prophets are seldom best of creation, most noble of all prophets. He did not need to seek the forgiveness of Allah or to ask him Oh, Allah give me Jana. He didn't need to say that. He's the first one who's going to enter.
But you know what he said?
I mean, our
man in our team, ah, Oh Allah, let the best of our days be the last days and let the best of our deeds be the last deeds make that
you don't know when you're going to die? Would you like to die with a bottle in your hand? Would you like to die while committing adultery? Would you like to die while watching pornography? Would you like to die at gambling? Would you like to die having deceived or done so many bad things? Would you like to die doing all sorts of transgression against Allah? The answer is obviously no. Well, then you need to make sure that you don't find yourself in that condition number one, and you constantly ask Allah Allah, let our best deeds be the last deeds
and what is the best deed that you could have? Just as you leave?
Allah Mina mina dounia La
Ilaha Illa Ma, O Allah, let the last statement that comes out of our mouths before you take our lives away be
Illa Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah.
Amin, amin yarby. May Allah grant us Shahada at the point of death and May Allah subhanho wa Taala elevate our status in this dunya and in the earth Hello, brothers and sisters a few hours remaining for the month of Ramadan, make the most of it, it's not too late. We can also hear one verse and change our lives.
enemy at one stage he heard one verse two verses the opening verses of surah baja from an enemy outright enemy who wanted to murder to a man who was ready to give his own life to protect love
in one moment,
and the joshy
What happened? Allah mentions the tears when he heard the Quran. When I read that verse, I tell myself we are born Muslims in many cases have we ever cried at the verses of the Quran? Here's a man he wasn't even a Muslim he accepted Islam. But at that time, Allah subhanho wa Taala says what he does semi Houma, Zilla Isla Sunita,
dada Yuna home Duffy Lumina demmer masafumi po yaku
Toba na shahidi. Allah says when they heard the verses that were revealed by Allah to the messenger, salallahu alayhi wasallam. You find their eyes filling up with tears from what they recognized as being the truth. And they said, Oh our Lord, we believe so write our names from amongst those who bore witness. May Allah write our names.
That same verse I spoke about regarding for the living area. Towards the end it says Don't be
Like the People of the Book, what did they do? For a long time? They just transgressed. And so what happened? Their hearts became hard, then they were not interested in turning back to Allah and their generations were the same. Don't let your heart harden on sin. How do you know your heart is hardening? When sin does not make you regret anymore, and you've got a problem? Then you've got a major problem. First time you committed us and he didn't want to be seen. You didn't want anything you regretted it? You cried a little bit. You went back you made to record you cry back to Allah. It was a good sign because your Eman brought you back. Then you send again man becomes weaker, weaker,
weaker then what happens? Then you send openly and you proud of it, you put it on Tick Tock. What? You show people your sin and you advertising it. Oh, we've got a problem. We've got a massive problem.
Its effect I see the youngsters smiling because you know what I'm talking about. That's the reason.
They say it's called tick, tock. Because time goes, tick, tock, and it's gone. You sit with that thing. You think you set for five minutes. You set for one hour, all you did was watch a load of rubbish. And then what happened? The hour was gone. What happened? It ticked and it talked. That's all.
In Islam, we have value of time. Time is a creature of Allah, Allah gave you a blessing of time. Nick matar, Nima Boonen, fie mercati Rahman, a nurse, a satin Farah, the prophets of Salaam says two gifts of Allah that many people are deceived by and only realize when it's too late, good health, and spare time.
in your spare time, do something constructive. You won't get it again. Do something constructive and can I teach you something because the young people will say I can't sit with the Quran all the time. When I got free time. I need to do something else. Recreation. Okay, okay, we've heard you.
At least in your free time, do not sin. That's a good starting point.
Right? May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every one of us. Again, as usual, I was only supposed to speak for a short period of time. But you know what? Seeing all my beloved brothers here with these beautiful faces, may Allah subhanho wa Taala gather us in January for those and May Allah make this ramadan ramadan with a change. You know, last year we were not able to do this. Do you recall? This is a gift of Allah. This is his house. We are honored to be among his guests in this house five times a day. May Allah accept us to be his guests. It is an honor. How does Allah accept you? He puts it in your heart just go and then shaitan comes in only to get let just go. No, nobody will get
late. Just go. No, but you're gonna see that guy you know you had a business deal with him a problem? No, no, no, just go. Forget everything you see you take your shoes off outside. You know what that is? Your connection with? dounia you leave it at the door. When you come in here. It's love. It's all about Allah. It's all about getting close to Allah worshipping Allah. That's a Masjid. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every one of us Apolo kolyada sallallahu wasallam Allah Baraka Allah Subhana Allah Subhana calama behind the shadow
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