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Mufti Menk
Topic: Accountability
Fri 16 Feb 2015

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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smilla human hamdu lillahi wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah he while he was happy here Jemaine we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala. We send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household has companions, we ask Allah Subhana, Allah Allah, to bless them to bless every one of us to grant us goodness and to bless us with rain, that will be beneficial for us, to protect us from anything that will harm us. I mean,

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my brothers and sisters, everyone knows what is the meaning of accountability. And everyone understands that he or she will be held accountable, and is accountable upon different levels. The initial level as you are born and you grow a little bit older, you feel accountable, but you might not realize the exact extent of that accountability to the degree that you think it's only to your parents, and then you're worried about your mother, you worried about what your father's going to think and so on. And as you grow older, you realize the link that you have with Allah subhanho wa Taala and the fact that the ultimate accountability is for Allah and will Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So, as we grow older, we know that we might employ someone or we might be employed, if you're employed, or you employ someone or you are doing business or interacting with people, there is a sense of accountability, to the degree that, you know, if I were to do my job correctly, I will be rewarded for it and I am deserving of the amount I'm getting. And if I were not to do my job correctly, then it means that I am at fault. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us goodness, so much so that I recall one of the scholars back in Saudi Arabia many years ago, who was warning those who waste time at the workplace, reading the paper at that time, there was no surfing the net, but I

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think the problem has just become worse because of the internet and the phone, reading the newspaper and drinking tea without doing the job that the salary you actually have should be deducted proportionately and returned to the person who did not give you part as part of the contract of job the time to sit and read the newspaper. May Allah subhanahu wa taala help us when it comes to accountability. However, the ultimate account shall be taken on the Day of Judgment, Allahu Akbar. On that day, Allah subhanho wa Taala is going to set up some scales.

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The scales of justice as are mentioned in the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as well as in the Quran. Let's take a look at the verse of the Quran. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, towards the end of I think it's Surah nambia Well, now borroloola yz is Pawnee a woman chiamata fella lamona

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done in Tina

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waka Bina has Eb on the Day of Judgment we shall place the scales of justice to way the right and the wrong, your good deeds and your bad deeds. Allah says we will weigh them, we will weigh them when your good is more than the bad good news to you. When your bad is more than the good bad news for you. May Allah grant us forgiveness through His mercy Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam speaks of this very clearly. And he says very, very beautifully. at me it's a

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workaholic in NASA who can Hassan if you want your bad deed to be wiped out, you need to follow it up very quickly with lots of good deeds so that they can be heavier on the scale. And remember to treat people with good character.

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No matter what your difference is with someone speak politely speak with respect, speak with humbleness and humility. It will help you on that day. The reason is today, when we buy some fruit, we weigh it in grams and kilograms. When we want to buy internet, we weigh it in megabytes and gigabytes when we perhaps would like to have space on our phones. We wish we measured it also in gigabytes, etc. Allah knows what type of weight he is going to us on the day of the AMA, he will have his own way of way weighing it. When we were young. We used to think how is Allah going to weigh our deeds, when we hear of the books that are written by the angels and we start thinking I

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was born in 19 170 something or I was born in 13. Say for example, 1395 HD, and what happened between then and now? How can it be registered in a book I promise you my brothers, my sisters. As time has passed, we come to realize that

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requires not even the size of your nail, not even the size of the part of the nail that you cut out to actually bring together terabytes of information and data. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us law Kabbalah, you have 20,000 complete libraries of books in a smooth little dot. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease, don't you think as time passes, it's going to become more sophisticated. today. They've got something called the cloud, where you upload whatever you want. You don't have it actually in reality, but you can download it anytime you need it. Do you not think that it has been all uploaded into the cloud of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah Subhana Allah, every image you save on

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your phone, you have an option to actually upload it. It's uploaded to the cloud, don't you think whatever you saw, whatever you heard, whenever you spoke about all your dealings, everything was already uploaded into the court of Allah subhanho wa Taala This is why Allah says, we will place the scales of justice on that day justice shall be served who was right who was wrong, what was right what was wrong, what you did, what you did not do etcetera, etcetera. We know absolutely everything what you were accused of and what happened in reality. Allah says Allah tala Moana sushi, nobody will be oppressed on that day, even a little bit. Even a little bit. There's no oppression on that

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day. And Allah says what in Ghana Miss can have better than attainable even if it is the size of the mustard seed. We will bring it we will bring it for even if it is a small thing that no one notices. Allah says we will bring it Do you know why? And I want to tell you a reality. We don't know sometimes what we say or do the weight of it. Sometimes you might make two root two units of prayer Salah I read two units of Salah maybe it weighed something very light because my intention was contaminated. So when your intention is pure and proper and 100% and your concentration is similar, your reward is huge. Perhaps so many What can I call them spiritual bites? Okay, spider bites. Let's

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make a word up. Okay. So here there's terabytes and whatever else these are spider bites. So you have say for example, 10,000 spider bites for two units of prayer that are read correctly. How many of us have 100% concentration in Salah? Nobody, not even the Imam May Allah subhanho wa Taala Have mercy on us. We try our best but that is why whenever you finish the deed you say Oh Allah I tried. I asked you to accept it or a banner

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the semi online him Oh Allah accept this deed that we've done. Accept them from us or this deed from us For indeed you are all hearing all knowing you know exactly what happened. I tried my best May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us acceptance. So the thing is, you don't know the weight. So sometimes when you think you did a bad deed and you think it's light in the eyes of Allah, it is heavy. I give you an example. When you accuse someone of something they did not do. Allah says in Surah Noor tassa buena who hyena wahoo

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de la de you think it's very light, you think it's something that you can actually get away with yet in the eyes of Allah, it is a huge, huge, huge sin that you have perpetrated. So this goes to show us this the the weight of the deeds, actually is with Allah subhanho wa Taala how much your bad deed weighs is known by Allah, how much your good deed weighs is known by Allah. Therefore, we constantly seek the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now we go back to the very interesting question that I raised a little bit earlier. How it is mind boggling that Allah subhanho wa Taala knows everything. What happened from the day you achieved maturity of puberty is absolutely totally

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recorded for you or against you. And what happened before that is recorded, but it's not for you or against you because the pen was lifted. When it comes to responsibility. The pen is lifted. on three occasions. The Hadith says roofie Alcala, mon Salatin, the pen is lifted upon three types of people, one who is sleeping until he wakes up what you see in your dream, what you've done in your sleep, you are not accountable for it Subhana Allah, secondly, the one who is not in his mind until he comes to his right frame of mind. And thirdly, the one who is a child until he reaches the age of puberty or she when it is held against you. You haven't read Salah when you were a baby, Allah is

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not going to ask you what you achieved.

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purity, purity, responsibility. You're in the right frame of mind and you're not asleep. It is held against you. This is why those who have overslept a Salah without doing of their own. The Hadith says no problem. It is wrong but you can always do Kaaba and Allah will forgive you Manama and Salatin owner sia values only her either the camera whoever sleeps over a prayer by mistake, not someone who calculated it you know what calculate means. I know that fudger for example, sunrise is at 550 for example today and I know that, you know what I need to read Salah to Virgil, but I say look for fudger Allah will wake me up as will work I will wake myself up. So Pamela so you put your

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clock at quarter past six, six o'clock 10 minutes after the time when you are guilty. That doesn't mean okay, I slipped over the salah and the Hadith says if you're sleeping, you're forgiven. No, you plan to sleep. Therefore you are guilty and responsible. You need to make an effort my brothers and sisters it's a matter of 10 minutes or half an hour. It's a matter of maximum one hour. So can we not do that for the sake of Allah the Hadith says rakata

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tragedy. Amina dunya mafia, the two units of Suna of fudger Salah prior to the forum, they are better for you than the whole dunya and whatever is in it. So Panama today a small deal we want it especially when the bond notes are being converted at a good rate we run why Subhana Allah He and gaining my money. But when it comes to the becoming a person who is free By Allah, Allah says the whole world and what it has what law he better than that other two units of sooner of Salah. And that reward is for the one who gets up early. They make hoodoo with enthusiasm. They look forward to standing in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala you have a reward for the entire dunya and whatever it

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holds just in two units of Salah May Allah make us regular with salah and we come and get up early so that we can fulfill those two units in a beautiful way. Look at the weight. The weight of two units is not the same when it comes to the harasser. mcgarrybowen Asia

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is much more heavier, why it required a bigger effort than any other Salah that's the reason. Allah says I don't reward you equally for that which is easy and that which is hard, that which is hard, you get a bigger reward.

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When there is a sin in front of you, and you know it is so easy to commit the sin Subhana Allah but you just say in the law, I fear Allah not going to do this. Allah says for you is a far bigger reward far bigger reward than the one who the sin was not in front of him he went out looking for it. So behind Allah you find that because one is when the sin is easy to commit and you stayed away from it, it shows that you truly fear Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us. So this is why Allah describes in the Quran, a verse that really makes our hair stand. If you know the meaning of the Arabic it is more powerful than any translation could ever ever render.

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la Akbar Allah says on the Day of Judgment, the book you're that you authored yourself will be brought in front of you. My book your book who is writing it, I am writing it you are writing it in the sense that it's my deeds and your deeds, not a third person's deeds. It's your deeds. So write your book correctly. When you are authoring a book you don't want there to be English language mistakes you do want someone else to check it someone to edit it someone to do something. While law he my brothers, my sisters, make sure that you understand the most important book that you will ever, ever ever receive in the era in the dunya it's the Quran we don't have adult in the era. It is

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your book of deeds which you wrote yourself and you cannot deny it. The Quran tells us that the majority mean those who are criminals who are the criminals. The criminals are those who did not do Toba. They are criminals. The criminals are those who did not do Toba because the Hadith tells us if you did Toba, we will wipe out your deeds. Toba actually, when you seek forgiveness and repentance and you ask Allah for forgiveness sincerely, Your sins are wiped

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No matter what you've done, so panela so what you did, you wrote a wrong paragraph, you wrote a wrong chapter, Allah tells you if you are alive and you are breathing, you can delete it and nobody will know about it, we will make the angels also forget about it.

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So this is a law, but we have a chance now my brothers and sisters will law here we need to author the book well, so when the Muslim a criminal who did not seek the forgiveness of Allah, you know, you and I, when we are driving, we're sitting, we're not talking. Sometimes you might be on the phone. But generally, when you're lying down when you're doing something, move your tongue. Move your tongue with what with the dhikr of Allah, remember Allah, this tongue if you don't occupy it with good, it will occupy you with bad remember that occupy your tongue with goodness because when law he you don't know the weight of those good words that you utter Kadeem, Attorney, Attorney,

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Allah lisanna tequila attorney filmyzilla Happy botanik illa Rahman Subhana Allah He will be handy Subhana Allah who loves him, these two words Allah says they are too light words very light on the tongue, very loved by Allah, very heavy on the scale Subhana Allah He will be handy Subhana Allah He loves him. How many of us say these words? How many of us would say it right here right now? Subhan Allah He will be happy Subhana Allah Allah, may Allah write it for us? Well, Allah he like I told you, you don't know the weight of the deeds. Allah tells you this Vicar to remember me and to praise me is very, very heavy, you will be happy, you will see 10 million Spyro bytes just for one small

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word that you uttered. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those. So the majority will say on that day and will be worried worried meaning they know they've done bad deeds now they waiting for the results. When you were lazy and you wrote your examinations, you are worried worried about results when they come. And you don't want the results to be published in the public so that everybody can see that you fail.

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You want them quietly, you might go there and try and erase it if you have all used to Panama, by the way in Shona, the you some of the people, actually when they were trying to explain to the unelected parents what the EU means they said it means no Gov. You know what that means? That means you know, you know very well so Han Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us forgiveness Zimbabweans will understand what I've said there. So my brothers and sisters, it doesn't work like that. On the day of judgment. Allah says these muslimeen and the criminals, they will actually be worried.

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Worried about, what about what's going to be in the book? And then when they see it, they will say, yeah, electronic destruction to us. Oh, no, that's how we would word it right? Why? What's wrong with this book? What is it with this book, every small thing is in it, and the big thing is also in it things that you and I would have forgotten, they will be in the book. May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Protect us.

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May Allah grant us ease. I tell you, my brothers and sisters, Allah says subhanho wa Taala, that the criminals will say, What is it with this book, it hasn't left anything. And Allah says it's your deeds, you find them in front of you, they will be present and they are there. Nothing You do know where you go know what nothing you've seen, or uttered or dealt with, etc, etc, every movement of yours is recorded, it's your book, you cannot deny it cannot deny. I want to draw your attention to something.

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You see this mobile phone that we have today, if you go and search what Google knows about you, Google knows about you more than you know about yourself. Because you have a factor known as forgetfulness. You might forget what you've done. But Google knows more than you will law he my brothers and sisters, if you want to have a glimpse into naught point naught naught 1% of what Allah knows about you just go now today to Google, they call him share Google, but let's not call him share. But if you go to this person or this person, if you go to this

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site, and you try and search what they know about you online, ie your smartphone records, absolutely everything, including your image, including where you went, how long you spent there, what you said there, it is all encrypted. It's in your phone. If you think I'm telling you a lie, you are living in the past. It is a fact and the reality you have a smartphone, your face is taken 24 seven whenever they wanted it today, you found someone they know it's you you sent a message they know it's you because they have the time log and the voice log and the audio log and the video log. It's all there. Right now I'm speaking my phone hears everything. Those of you who have Android, all you

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need to say is go Google in your own voice and Google will say how can I help you or some other term if you have an iPhone you call it Siri for example. It hears you it will respond. It will do everything for you and you think Allah does not know

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Subhan Allah Subhana Allah, I was looking at the log one brother was showing me about the log of a person he says look, I show you where you've been how long you spent there. What you said there is a light recording of it on your phone. That is why what they do the people who are the inventors of these phones, when they get their phone, they open the phone, they clip out the microphones and they disconnect the video and they use an external earpiece. And when they are asked why you do this, they say so that no one can hear and see. What do we have to hide? We are muslimeen we should have nothing to hide to handle. Where you went, what you did, how long you went there for what you said

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the thing they are now trying to get at one law he is your thoughts, your thoughts? If you have browsed through something they start looking at your thought process how you are thinking every day you looking at this, you're looking at that if you're talking about something, your phone will offer you the offers connected to what you were saying. If you're talking about the train ticket prices from Manchester to London, a little while later you will see on your phone, they will offer you tickets from Manchester to London. How does the phone know what law what a bill bait it has studied what you have said because you said it and it knows you want to go there and it's all

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interconnected, interlinked. Now you want to know Rob bull is that he was the one who made you and die. Do you really think he does not know where you went? What you did what you said what you didn't say when you lied when you told the truth when you stole when you ate when you committed adultery when you did bad. And when you did good as well.

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When you did good as well, so Han Allah, Allah knows. But I want to give you the good news. Toba will delete your entire entire sin completely. seek the forgiveness of Allah repentance will wipe it out. And I can tell you something else. your phones you have, you can restore factory settings you can do what ever you want. They can get it back. They can get back the encrypted version of everything that was on that phone from the beginning to the end.

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But when it comes to Allah, Allah says we will do you a favor. Man is not a photo Rahim. We have a photo Rahim. We will forgive you in such a way that it will be wiped out no one will know so my brothers and sisters today. I want to encourage you and I returned back to Allah. Every day seek the forgiveness of Allah. No matter what you've done, no matter what ever has happened in your life. Don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah. Allah loves you enough that today you are seated in his house, his own house, publicity, Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors. May Allah grant us that accountability. Now lawmakers from those who realizes that he definitely knows absolutely

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everything you cannot hide from Allah subhanho wa Taala. There is still a lot to be said in this particular topic, but inshallah we'll leave it for another occasion. Until we meet again, sal Allahu wa salam ala nabina Muhammad