Channel: Mufti Menk
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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah, Allah, Allah, he was happy to mine,
my beloved brothers and sisters, anything can happen at any time, we know that we have seen it. But for some strange reason many of us feel within ourselves that perhaps this might not happen to me or something like death might not overcome me just yet, we need to change that, as much as we should not lead a life where we become so depressed, that we cannot even continue to progress on a day to day basis. But rather, we should be concerned about the preparation for anything that can happen at any time. Mashallah people save money in order to perhaps have something for a rainy day. And similarly, when it comes to your deeds, your actions, you need to make sure that you have packed
away a lot of good deeds and preserved those good deeds. The way to do that is by doing good deeds, and making sure that you have not done bad and evil, you have not given those good deeds away to others, by way of doing bad to them. So on the Day of Judgment, the currency that will be used will be deeds, and so you lose your good deeds. So let's do a lot of good deeds. If you look at the Quran, Allah speaks about the weighing of the deeds. And if you have more good deeds than bad, good news to you, and if you have more bad deeds than good, then you are perhaps in some form of trouble. May Allah protect us all. So we have lost loved ones, suddenly, people have lost their spouses,
their parents, perhaps their children, their siblings in a day or two or suddenly shocking, Mashallah, they were with us an hour ago, they were with us a few minutes ago, suddenly, they're gone. Now, from one aspect, we need to know that there are people who have gone without any preparation whatsoever, perhaps, in fact, from a worldly perspective, no one knew what they had, what they didn't have, who they owed, who they dealt with the businesses they had, the amount of money they owed others, or they were owed. People don't have their passwords on their phones or laptops. People don't know how to access anything to do with their lives, and they're gone. So
panela your families suffer as a result, or people can take them for a ride because they don't know what exactly this person was worth what they owed, or what they were owed. So Panama. Now from that, we need to learn a lesson I need to prepare now at this age today, to tell my folks whatever they need to know if I were to die, you have money, for example, with someone, you have a business, you have a partner you have an issue that you're dealing with someone somewhere somehow needs to know, or you need to put it in a place where you can tell someone if I were to die, you will find everything here, I have a brother, a friend of mine whom I've been dealing with for a long time, he
sent me a little email and told me if I die, that's when you open this email and I've encrypted it, this is the password, you will find it whatever needs to be done. And the guy is so young Subhanallah and I was smiling, nodding to myself saying I need to do the same thing. The problem is we keep saying I need to do until the day we die and we would still have needed to do and we didn't do so Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us Do you know when death comes, it may come suddenly you can die and you would have left behind things you would be foolish not to have told your family, your loved ones your heirs what exactly there was or there wasn't. That's from one aspect. So
prepare for death. Write a will make sure you understand the systems in your countries, wherever you live, how would they manage your estate upon death? If you have executors to that particular estate, are they honest people upright Do they know what to do what not to do? Another thing if you have investment for yourself or for your family members, let it be known that this is for them. And this is how you will be able to lead a life where when you leave you leave with a smile and you've left no stone unturned in preparation for that particular day. May Allah make it easy for us. Because many people pass away and they leave people without knowing what exactly to do, where to begin, how
to pick up the pieces we don't know. And then you have others coming along and saying Subhanallah you know what I am, for example owed so much money.
In fact, I thought of something. We have had cases where people come along and say, do you know I'm the son of the same man or the daughter? It has happened. Some people come along and say, I'm the wife of so and so. And this is why I know of a young man, whenever he is ill and sick, he calls his wife and he says, Listen, my wife and children I need to tell you, I don't have any other wives and I don't have any other children. If anything happens to me and someone comes claiming that they are telling a lie. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease my brothers and sisters, another way that we need to know of preparation for dying, or for something to happen to ourselves is to be able to
have a good relationship with Allah seek the forgiveness of Allah on a daily basis. These might be your last days and I'm not joking. These may be your last days Subhana Allah you may not see another week or another few days you may not see next year, you might not even see the month of Ramadan. What have you done in your relationship with Allah, seek forgiveness on a daily basis. Cut your bad habits. You don't want to meet Allah without having sought forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah we depend on Him we will go back to Him we will be alone. Nothing that we had with us on earth will be with us. When we meet with Allah subhanho wa Taala we will be coming alone to Allah subhanho
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Allah says and you will come to us alone alone on that day, like we created you in the first place when you were alone when we created you, you come back to us alone. And we do not see with you all of those who gave you company on Earth. You left behind everything that was giving you the company, behind your back, everything is left Subhan Allah, you look back, you won't see them anymore. You look forward, you can't see them anymore. All those who comforted you on Earth. When you get to Allah on the Day of Judgment, it's you and you alone, Colonia Kowloon FC and FC even for the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They will all be saying myself myself, I'm concerned about
myself except for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who will be concerned for his own mighty mighty, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness. So Allah says, We don't see with you, what you had in terms of company comfort, companionship, securities on Earth, all of it is gone. All of those whom you believed were intercessors on your behalf. Where are they today? Subhana Allah, Allah, Allah mean, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness, Allah says, What is the relationship between them? And you know what, what they used to believe in what they used to imagine, was actually something wrong. What we need to do is, believe the right thing we're going
back to Allah prepare between you and Allah to meet with Allah subhanho wa Taala. You need to prepare, I need to prepare for that meeting by doing what fulfill your obligations, engaging, seeking forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala change your life, change your dress code for the better change your morals and values for higher morals and values. become someone who is obedient unto Allah and remember the day you go back to meet with Allah, Allah will be pleased with you to the degree that you wouldn't imagine. we as human beings are just human, we are not angels, but we are not Satan's as well. We need to remember were human and at the same time, develop a relationship
with Allah, you may falter, you probably will falter because you're a human. It's human nature to falter to sin to but it's not human nature, not to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Turn to your maker, turn to the one who created you and you will never ever regret the best relationship you could ever have is with he who made you La ilaha illa Allah so as I said, you don't know if you're going to see the next week you don't know if you're going to see Ramadan. You don't even know if you've already had your last Ebola. Ha, you don't even know if 2021 is going to be your last year. And you don't know perhaps next year might be your last year. How long do you want before you're
reminded to prepare for the meeting with Allah? May Allah make it easy for us and this is why we
Say your loved ones, your brothers, your sisters, make peace with them. Try your best to be a person with a clean heart. For indeed the one with a clean heart that is free from Association a partnership with a law that is free from hatred, that is unjustified, that is free from abuse from backbiting, from slander, that is the person who is going to be successful that on that day your wealth won't come to your avail the number of relatives and children you had will not come to your avail. Allah subhanho wa Taala says it quite clearly about the Day of Judgment. Yo man I
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Sunday. On that day, you will not be benefited by your wealth nor your children, except for the one who comes to Allah with what is known as an colobus Salim, the pure, clean, uncontaminated heart which is free of sickness, and what is the sickness I've just explained it. Don't associate partners with Allah worship, worship Allah alone, do for Allah, stay away from Haram. Develop your relationships, and Allah will open your doors. So my brothers and sisters, always remember, anything can happen at any time to anyone, it is in the hands of Allah. If Allah once you will lose your job, you may lose your health, you may lose your wealth, you may suffer a loss, you may lose family
members, you may lose produce something you did not believe you would lose, you lost it, take it in your stride. It's part of a loss plan for you. And Allah subhanho wa Taala knows better than you and I.
When Allah tests us, he tests us with tests we wouldn't have imagined he would test us with. That's the whole idea of a test and an examination. So this is Allah. Don't question Allah, take it in your stride if you continue to make dua to Allah and now I'm getting to those who've just lost loved ones. You lost a loved one. It's normal to cry, it's natural to miss them. It's okay to be saddened. But it's not okay to question Allah.
You don't question Allah subhanho wa Taala. It's okay to be sad, pray for them, pray for yourself, prepare for the day you are going to be similar to them in condition. You know, when we make a draft for the deceased, we say Oh Allah have mercy on them, and grant them goodness and so on. And then we say what Hamner either Cerner Isla Masato LA, Oh Allah have mercy upon us. If we become similar, or the day we are going to be in a similar condition that they have gotten to already.
Oh, Allah have mercy on me. When you hear of a death, remind yourself one day people will be hearing about your death. When you go to the graveyard, for example, to bury someone, it's more about you being reminded about where your abode is, that's your home, your address is somewhere there. SubhanAllah. look around and see some of the plots and the pieces and the graves and tell yourself perhaps the one 10th down here is mine, Allahu Akbar. That's the way you should be looking at things not to do Mew, and not to depress you simply to speak reality. And to be able to prepare for that day, it's inevitable, you have to go and so do I. So if you've lost a loved one, make dua for them.
The most powerful thing you could ever do for them is simply to pray for their forgiveness, there is nothing more powerful than that. Yes, if they've left behind a debt,
although that debt is on them, if you can help by paying up their debts, it would be a bonus for them, they would be able to achieve more comfort, having sorted out a problem. But if you cannot afford it, it was theirs, not yours. SubhanAllah. And this is why we say never get yourself into debt for no reason. It's dangerous. When you go on to the day of the AMA, you won't know how you're going to fare because you owed someone something. Don't live your life, having owed someone something for nothing. So Panama.
And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala clearly reminds us again and again, to prepare for the day that you're going to be meeting with Allah subhanho wa Taala you've lost a loved one, take it in your stride, beat your spouse, your your parent, your child, whoever it may be, take it in your stride, make dua for them, ask Allah to forgive them constantly. And remember when it comes to do one thing, very important is for you and I to make sure that we repeat that again and again. For indeed, repetition is what makes it more valuable in the eyes of Allah. Allah doesn't give you something sometimes because he loves the way you were when you were asking him for the thing. And so
he wants you to repeat it again and again. And he leaves you in that condition for a few years sometime. Don't say that. Allah didn't hear me he heard you. And don't say that Allah doesn't want to respond. He will respond. He has responded. He knows what's better for you.
When you see the reward of the crying that you engaged in for two years, while you were asking for something, you will tell Allah, why did you give me what I wanted? You should have just kept me in this condition at least I was making 200 A lot of people say, I am making 200 because I've got a massive issue. I want to ask Allah for I haven't stopped the 100 Wasn't that a blessing? So prepare for the day? And don't question Allah, Allah takes your loved ones away. So your life can change how many people's lives have changed, because they lost their spouses or children, or brothers or parents or relatives. So if your life does not change, when people are being taken away from around
you, who is at loss,
we would be at loss. My brothers and sisters, remember another thing.
When you lose a loved one, a good thing for you to do. Like I said, Make dua for them.
And you must pick up the pieces. And remember, you're not the first person this is happening to and this is why Think about it. Think about the possibilities and probabilities and prepare for them. Look at your loved ones and tell yourself the reality is I have to go or you have to go. Or both of us have to go at the same time.
Subhan Allah and ultimately, we're going to meet again with Allah subhanho wa Taala. So prepare for that day people say, Don't be silly, don't talk about that. You have to you have to prepare a will. It would be a wise idea perhaps to buy and keep with you at home your shroud known as the cuffin. It's a wise idea reality would remind you to stay away from sin and engage in obedience. I'm going to go one day I've even bought my shroud, it's sitting in my cupboard back at home. May Allah grant us goodness, Gone are the days when we could just say Allah Subhana Allah, you know what that is far not at all. In fact, they will never such days.
Nowadays with what's going on across the globe, it's driven the matter home in a bigger way. So don't be deceived. My brothers and sisters, don't let shaytan deceive you and make you think that you know what, you still have a long time to live, you may have a few hours or a few days.
May Allah help us prepare for this. And if you ever fall into sin, because of human weakness, make sure that you seek forgiveness immediately. While living in
Asia, I will on mo fusa, whom the common law festival faraone don't obey Him. Beautiful verses Allah says, those who commit sin, they commit immorality. And they remember Allah and seek forgiveness for their sins immediately. Allah forgives them, and the losses for them. We've actually prepared genital for those. So my brothers and sisters, like I've said, anything can happen at any time to anyone. So be prepared, and do not become depressed Your life will continue until death comes to you too. And then you are gathered with your loved ones. If you lead your life in a similar good way.
You know, one of your relatives perhaps who passed away your spouse, someone you loved lead a good life, they were doing salah and so on a new one to be with them in the hereafter when Allah says then lead a good life. Because if you're not, you're probably going to head in another direction. They caught a flight going to Mecca and you're catching a flight going to Honolulu and you expect to meet there. It's not going to be Subhan Allah May Allah grant us is you headed in different directions. So if they headed in one direction, you head in a similar direction, if that direction was good, and if it wasn't and they've passed on, keep seeking forgiveness for them and change your
life for the better you will still meet in the good place. May Allah grant that to us. So my brothers and sisters like I just said,
We must make sure that if we lose loved ones, we pick up the pieces and live shall continue to live shall continue. It must be strong, be brave. Many people would need from your family members, the younger ones, the weaker ones, they would need your strength and support that you would be getting from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So we help them by being strong about it by saying good words by having good faith in Allah. have hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala
and then you pick up the pieces and continue living a beautiful life until the day we all would meet Subhan Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease and goodness and May Allah open our doors and May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a good death help us prepare for it by writing our wills and speaking to our loved ones about our affairs, our businesses who we owe what we owe, and what is owed to us on one hand and also by preparing with our own acts of worship and our own goodness and seeking the forgiveness of Allah for Indeed, we are human beings and therefore
We would always need to turn back to Allah wherever we have faltered and altered and May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for our loved ones the day that he has taken us away and may He make it easy for us. The fact that he has already taken away some of our loved ones. It's not a bad thing but for us with the human heart and mind, we miss them. We miss them and we cry because we love them so much and we still love them. So we will do good deeds inshallah, in a way that will benefit them as well. akuto Kali hada sallallahu wasallam Baraka Allah and Amina Mohammed