Mufti Menk – A Lesson from ‘David vs. Goliath’

Mufti Menk
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the use of Islam as a means of protecting against evil behavior and the importance of being mindful of one's behavior. The speaker uses a verse in Surah Al Baqaleq to describe the need for everyone to be mindful of their behavior. The speaker emphasizes the need for everyone to be prepared for evil events and not give up.
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Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us about how you need to believe in his power and his might. You call out to Allah and there must be an element of conviction. Go and take a look at the stories of those of the past. He mentioned the story of David and Goliath, Deadwood and dilute David made peace be upon him on one hand and that would against all odds that would overcame Goliath or dilute against all odds. So he was smaller, he had less resources, his weapon was not as grand and here is Goliath, the mighty who was bragging and boasting about all his might, and with one shot the wood or David overcame jackfruit and Allah says, Goliath was no more. So Allah is showing us that you know what,

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so many times a small number has overcome a large number a small power has overcome a great power. So don't become too proud about your power, your might your wealth, your looks, your business, whatever else it may be. Don't be proud you're not far from Allah might. Allah is mightier than you are. If Allah once he can take it away in a flesh, he has done it to others. Why do you watch them, hear about them and think it's never going to happen to you. When if you are humble, perhaps it may not happen to you. But if you're haughty, perhaps you may be deserving of that type of Allah's treatment of you to put it in a respectful way. So my brothers and sisters, Allah gives us this

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example to say, when you have Don't be proud when you're in power, serve the people. When you have that authority serve the people when people are working for you treat them well. A day will come when you will work for others or your children will work for the children of those who used to work for you the tables turn, Allah says the tables don't remain the same. So in order to cater for a rainy day, you must be very wise. You must have some foresight, that's what Allah is saying. So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that he owns entire universe. There is a verse in Surah Al Baqarah, called ayatul kursi. The verse we're in the pedestal is mentioned, and Allah subhanho wa Taala says,

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If you read that verse, thrice in the morning, thrice in the evening you will be protected from the devil. You will be protected from the whispers of the devil and from him coming to you and harming you. You want comfort. Read ayatul kursi read it thrice in the morning, thrice in the evening. That verse, read it once after every prayer. This is what we are taught by Allah subhanho wa Taala. This verse has in it, the greatness of Allah the fact that he doesn't sleep he doesn't get tired, the fact that he protects everything, nothing can escape Allah subhanho wa Taala

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