Are you Crazy, Lazy and Impatient?
Channel: Mufti Menk
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happy ah my
my brothers and sisters have you ever noticed how
you have a fisherman who fishes all day
and he catches one fish or two
and he goes back the next day and he catches again one or two. Sometimes he catches nothing but he will still go back.
And the quality that they say the fisherman has is patience, my right or wrong, the same guy will come home and yell at his children. He will be screaming and the most impatient person regarding his food, his drink his tea and everything else. What happened?
And you noticed this
let me give you another example.
From amongst us there are golfers what will they do?
They will spend all morning hitting a ball and walking kilometers on end behind the small ball I think the size here
and they enjoy it. But the same guy will come home
and he will make you come from a room far away to pass a remote that is a meter away from him.
You notice that but you walk kilometers behind the ball and that was okay.
You notice this?
Yes, it's quite ironic, isn't it but that is man, you will engage in terror with the entire month of Ramadan. But you will be lazy for two units of Salah to notice that.
See where we're heading.
We just ended the month of Ramadan, we will fast the entire month staying away from food drink and we will be impatient.
When it comes to one simple matter after Ramadan. Sometimes even in Ramadan. We have abstain from food in totality during Ramadan during the day light hours, but we will become so cross if there is a delay in the food or if something's wrong with the food for example, something minor a little food could bend slightly the salt or whatever else it may be more or less. Where is the discipline? Way is the discipline.
The month of Ramadan has gone by the prophet Muhammad Salallahu Salam speaks about the six fasts after that in the month of shawal. And I promise you one of the beautiful benefits of it is that you continue in ibadah and there is a sooner first of three every month during the 13th 14th and 15th of the lunar calendar as well as to every week if you are going to do it on a Monday and a Thursday. All of this is to instill the greatness of character conduct discipline Eman and help you engage in acts of worship earning closeness to Allah, not just in Ramadan, but even out of Ramadan.
We are now in the month of Hajj you and I know that due to restrictions, we may not be able to fulfill the Hajj as we used to. In fact, many who would like to go most who would like to go won't be able to go this year due to restrictions.
But notice how Allah gave us from the month of Ramadan straight into the month of Hajj because he wants us to continue Don't be like the fishermen who says you've got to have a lot of patience. You know I went with some of those fishermen to kariba which is up north northern Zimbabwe
and I just lasted a few hours and I told them guys you catch the fish I'll do the eating inshallah.
They say you you don't have the patience. I said I have patience. The real patients not just for fish.
fishing patients is just an enjoyment. They say when the fish catches
the type of joy you get is alleged I tell them when you catch your salad on fudge the type of joy you get is unmatched. rakata nigiri kajuru mina dounia mafia, the two units of soon are fragile is better than the whole world and whatever it contains not just official to that whole ocean.
So panela if you're a fisherman or a golfer and I don't mean any disrespect to you, you should be ashamed of yourself. If you cannot get up for solitude
If you're impatient when it comes to what the Imam is reading in Salah, or if you don't have that discipline in your life, for your connection with Allah, but you have it for a past time, may Allah grant us goodness. And it's not only them, it's all of us. We require a lot of focus.
Think about things. One of the things that keeps me focused is I tell myself on the Day of Judgment, Allah will show me my book.
And Allah will show me everything I've done. May Allah forgive us? That's a powerful statement. May Allah forgive us. That's a powerful statement because on the Day of Judgment, you will see it that I asked Allah to forgive me, Oh ALLAH forgive our sins. Or Allah grant us Jenna through your mercy. I mean, every time I say something or do something, I like to tell myself, Allah will show you this deed, you're standing in salah and you enjoying it, Allah will show you your deeds, not just the bad deeds, the good deeds as well.
And Allah will tell you something very, very powerful.
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love. read your book, here's your deeds, check them out. And you know what? You decide after that what's going to happen to you? Allahu Akbar. Kapha BNF siecle Yo, Malaika See, you can be a person against your own self making a decision. Take your own accounts, here's your deeds, look at them. And I sit and I think Wow, wow, look at all these videos we've made. You're gonna watch them, you're gonna see them. Look at all the Salah you've read, look at the Quran. Look at the dress code. Look at the discipline. Allah will show it to you. Allah will say, watch your own deeds. Every time you make a video. Remember, it's either going to make you decide for yourself or against your own self.
That's what I tell the big talkers and the instagramers instagramers and the youtubers and the face Booker's and the Twitter's Subhanallah when we were young co people at twit they'll give you a nice tight slap. Mashallah, now the old Twitter's Allah grant us.
So you see your video, my brothers, my sisters, the young and the old, when you made that video, just watch it, watch it again. If you would not be proud to watch it in front of Allah and make a decision, heaven or hell just deleted please.
Do you get the point? What does social media become about like I've said before, and I'm talking about this because it's becoming a major problem where people are not guided as to how I should use this. I want to tell you, it's simple. Ask yourself, I'm going to watch this in front of Allah, would it be okay or not? And Allah is going to tell me decide for yourself or against yourself? Kapha BNF seeker a Yama Allah has even you yourself today can take the account of your own deeds. Here they are. Let's see what you're going to see. Which way do you think you should hit watch this? And then you're watching it? Where do you think you're gonna go? That's all nothing else. With that
question. You already know what to do what not to do. You're I mean, you're a believer, you're going to go back to Allah it's not too late. You're alive click the Delete button and say, oh, Allah forgive me and it's over and it's gone. And you won't see the ones you've deleted and sought forgiveness from
because it's wiped out.
discipline, accountability, activities.
So it becomes all about showing displaying shaking your body and that's it. Subhan Allah, doing silly things in order to get what he likes, likes. You shook yourself.
Totally. From top to bottom you showed people how you can teach not only your ear, but the nail on your toe, so pound Allah, you could move it and it could make you know a movement Subhanallah and you got 10 Million Likes and you were so excited. One dislike from Allah is enough for you to say yeah, ilahi deleted Subhanallah
this is irony because on one hand we want to please Allah we say we are good Muslims we say don't judge me but Allah will tell you yes, no problem. judge yourself while they are on Kitab
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the criminals on the Day of Judgment, when they see their own deeds, Allah will show them and all of us our own deeds. If the people are criminal, they will utter a negative comment against this themselves. You know what they will say? What is it with this book? There is not a small deed no a big deal except it is here. It is here in my own book. Analysis. Church for yourself. You used to tell people on earth don't judge me. Yes. Judge for yourself.
So, as much as what I've just said, is very serious, but it's not too late. you're breathing you're okay. You're okay. When your lungs start packing up, and you start thinking of things what happens so panela does not give you enough time to even say goodbye to your own family. So you might not have the time to delete or to make the towbar just do it now Yeah, Allah forgive us. Just be responsible. Enjoy social media in a responsible way. That's it in a way that you know, if I were and when I do go back to Allah, we are all going anyway. And Allah shows me and says,
honey videos, you may say, Well, a few million in the case of some the way they go on. Okay, just watch them and decide where you're supposed to be going. Will you be able to watch them?
How are you dressed? What are you saying? What are you doing?
and so on. I don't want to say what are you shaking? That's it. What type of words are you using? You know the F word is being used. The only F word we should be using is food.
So my brothers and sisters, we must be responsible. Allah blessed us with a month of Ramadan. That is a month in order to make us just like the fishermen who are supposed to be learning patience. If a man goes out and fishes and doesn't catch a thing, but comes back home with the lesson of patience. He is a successful fisherman because he came home and he's okay. He's fine. He's very patient. Mashallah, where did he learn it from? When the woman says My husband is a fisherman? We should all be knowing that this man is cool as a cat Mashallah, right?
But nowadays, how it works is the man tells you I wish my wife was official woman.
Subhana Allah. Because of the impatience we've all developed the same applies with a person who plays a sport, we are dedicated I want to tell you something, social media, and I'm not meaning all I'm teaching is responsibility. That's it. Use it Mashallah by all means, but be responsible.
What would happen on it is we'd sit and learn moves, we learn words, have you learned the word of Allah know, Allah, I don't know who will follow it. I don't know. But you know, all the dirty songs of today. And the songs are becoming dirty and filthy yet the words that are used are cheaper than the word cheap.
Subhan Allah, they are terrible. If you were to know what is going on, and what words they are saying and what our kids are learning. They tell you sync it and lip sync it will law he one day Allah will show you that video with those words. The reason why I've taken the time to tell you this, my beloved children, my loving mothers and sisters and brothers and fathers is because we don't want to enjoy on earth and find regret on the Day of Judgment. We want goodness in this world and goodness in the hereafter that will only come with responsibility.
You don't need to be dirty to enjoy.
You don't need the likes. If they are coming with the dislike of Allah, Allah He they will be too expensive. People say this person made a lot of money because they got a lot of likes, fair and good. But what did you get the likes for? Was it something reasonable, responsible and permissible? We're not even saying that our we're not even saying something that was a great a bad we saying permissibility was it something permissible? If the answer is yes, good news to you Mashallah you earned goodness and inshallah you leave behind a decent reasonable legacy.
But if it is coming at the expense of your relationship with Allah, cut it out, you don't need it, you're going to go back to Allah all those
likes will be the same lights that will let will like each other
regarding the entry of where they intern
in the Hereafter, because they don't like you to tell them that you know what jahannam is reality. Hellfire is a reality. People don't like to hear that. But it is a reality.
Allah grant us goodness.
So we need to lead by example. And one of the problems is, it's a vicious circle. If someone did evil, and the rest of us did not like it, they would come down. When someone does good and moral, upright things, and people loved it, it would encourage them to do more. But the world is turned topsy turvy the other way around, you do evil, everyone loves it, and they prod you to do more you do good. People don't even like it. They'll tell you stop being a nun Subhanallah
stop being a nun.
Allah grant us ease.
You know, the children. Nowadays, you can't tell them. My child don't wear this clothing. Nowadays,
they become depressed, they require a psychological psychologist because of how you just correct them. So what do you do?
You need to commend the good that they're doing.
Oh, my child, you look lovely in this beautiful press the day that they dressing beautifully in modest dressing. So when we commend the good behavior, and high morals and values and lovely dressing, we will automatically instill a smile within our own children and the children of others. You're looking beautiful, Marcia a lot about a cola.
But what do people do today? When you show your body parts, they say, super fun.
Brother, you're supposed to be saying oh,
you said the wrong Vicar here.
That's a fact. You, you show them more, you're wearing something that is really from a religious Islamic perspective. You could have done so much better, but they will still pat you on the back and say, Wow, so the next time What do you do? You take off another part of the GS.
And then you come to these people and say you guys are so bad, dated today's Well, we were torn jeans.
Go to the shop. I never knew what time would come but it came a while back. And you see those that are torn and ripped to pieces are more expensive than those that are not so hard Allah, they literally take a nice pair of jeans and rip it up and they call them ripped jeans. And what you pay 1000 grands more for that one. Because why? Because they lived La ilaha illa Allah, look at how the world has turned.
We are not meaning Allah will show you your ripped jeans and you in those of jeans. And Allah will say, check your deeds. Watch what you did. You struck your struck Well, how, look how it happened. Look what occurred, check yourself out,
and then decide what is it that you think I should do with you today?
I feel the heat. I feel that heat is everyone's really worried. But the good news is, Allah is the Most Merciful, the most forgiving, the most kind, the most beneficence, the most loving and etc, etc, etc. So what you need to do is Allah is waiting for us to say, I'm going to be responsible from today on and I'm going to make sure that I do that which is good. I'm going to commend, and I'm going to say a good word to those who are doing good. And I will either keep quiet or remind those who are doing bad because when you see something unacceptable from the point of view of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the teachings that he taught us
it would be equally sinful to prop them on. Prop them on meaning you've passed the comment that made them produce more such videos, more such content and material because there is
a market for it. What's the market? Well, when I produce this everyone's consuming, so for as long as there is a market and consumption for that type of material. And you've made it such that you're part of the consumers. They will be producing more you share the guilt,
a dull no Alfie caffarelli in the same way that the person who shows someone towards goodness will receive goodness as well. If a person shows someone towards bad they will receive the sin
So May Allah make us responsible?
Allah grant us goodness my brothers, my sisters, keep calling out to Allah seek the forgiveness of Allah He will forgive you.
And just remember the day you're going to meet with Allah. Yeah, are you
time at Nevada? What?
Many times the poema who recite the Quran, read this verse, am I right?
And after that the names of Allah happened to be in the next vs who Allahu la de la isla in them. We know it, isn't it
especially here in Cape Town where they've memorized the lot. Immediately they would know Oh, I know what's coming next. Mashallah that verse actually is telling you oh you who believe be conscious of Allah develop the correct relationship with Allah and each one of you should be concerned about what you are going to be presenting tomorrow. That's exactly what I said to the golfer or fishermen. No matter who you are, think about what am I going to be presenting tomorrow? Allah gives you the chance to discipline yourself such as the month of Ramadan. You're not supposed to be saying bad words, uttering hurtful words. You're not supposed to be having malice, jealousy, envy, etc. Clean
your heart, clean your act clean your words, in the month of Ramadan so that when Ramadan goes you are a much better person than you were before I'm a man.
I need to be a better person now than I was prior to Ramadan. If that is the case, good news to you. You have actually achieved
but if I'm not what was the point? Salcombe la buena la interfere amamagna What's the point? What a nation what a negative nation who only worship Allah during the month of Ramadan?
Ramadan comes and Mashallah we become Muslim. Why? You call those who work for you. You say come in all those villages with that scotch whiskey and whatever else please. Masako?
The moon is cited you call the same people back to the back. Now how La quwata illa Billah
What is that?
But it's happening? The bad habits. People say I can't do this. It's Ramadan. Oh is a is haram even out of Ramadan same haraam.
Allah grant a success, protection, good lesson. So discipline yourselves.
At home, be patient with everyone your children, they may do things they are your kids, be patient with them speak with respect, they will learn respect, address them in a beautiful way they will address others in a beautiful way. They should not witness
that you are abusive to them or to anyone else.
When I said this one, someone commented and said no, they must witness the abuse because they must know how to deal with it know, if that's the case, they must witness all the sins so that they must know how to deal with it know, if something comes in front of them. You can guide them and tell them this is not how it's supposed to be done. But if you're doing it and perpetrating it yourself, you should discipline yourself they should see how you extinguish a fire that was about to start
that that you started the fire it burned the whole house and you say my son, I hope you learned the lesson he will tell you that you still haven't even learned the lesson what you're telling me Subhanallah
so my brothers and sisters, neither these are the favors of Allah upon us. They say
And may Allah bless all of us who have children who are the coolness of our eyes, I mean, they say when you have children of your own, you become a bit more patient because they test your patience. It's Allah was showing you a that's my child, you used to yell at the children of others and say things and so on. And Subhana Allah, Allah gave you your own children and you had to be quiet. Because why Allah showed you in your kids, that you have to control yourself a little bit.
And this is why those who point fingers at the kids of others
happened to accuse them or abuse them in one way or another. need to be careful because Allah subhanho wa Taala will settle that score within our own circle. We don't want that to happen.
The same applies to everything Allah settle scores, Allah settles the score. Now people are sitting and thinking but what if I did something bad? What if I've already done so much? This How about your loved one who thought the same Carly did nearly the movie or the
Love and humor he thought the same. He said I want to accept Islam but look at how much I've done. That was so negative. I want to turn to Allah the prophet SAW Selim says, In Islam I joke buma
Islam will wipe out the evil that you did before. The same applies with Toba and the repentance Allah will wipe out what you've done before. So don't worry, Allah is great.
Don't let shade man make you think for a moment that I am out of the mercy of Allah. Because shavon comes to us and makes us doubt the mercy of Allah. You came in you did your Salah, then shaman says that Salah wasn't accepted, tell him keep quiet. My Salah was for a merciful Lord and for the devil Subhana Allah
shaitan makes you start doubting, are you clean or not clean? Don't think you were clean? And then you say no, I was clean? No, I don't think you were clean. And then you start saying what?
Tell shape man, I'm not going to entertain you. My Lord doesn't need this act of worship. He just needs me to do my best. It's me who needs the act of worship?
My lord is merciful. He will accept my act of worship with a few errors in it perhaps but I will not entertain you Oh devil even for a moment.
Otherwise he will cause havoc.
People say I have doubts in my mind. You know I have bad thoughts of Allah and his lawsuit. That means shavon is working on you and he's making you think is bad thoughts. All you've got to do is say, Oh ALLAH forgive my bad thoughts. I shaitan is temporary but I know you are a boon for en Rahim Allah duden kahaan Jabbar, Allah Subhana Allah, you are most forgiving, Most Merciful most time most understanding, most compassionate, most loving.
And I wish if you
Allah won't hold it against you when you're trying your best
human beings attacked by shape man, indeed. And so you have sometimes bad thoughts evil for something crosses your mind, fight them, meaning just ignore them or push them aside and keep pushing them aside and they threatened to come back, push it aside again and again. And they will come in a short span of time where they will stop coming. Because you know what, you strengthen your Eman?
It's quite normal sometimes because shape man is going to attack you anyway. So it's quite normal to be not to be on 100% because none of us are. You may be on 50 6070 By the will of Allah work on it, strengthen your Eman
And that's why when you read the Quran, and you sit in lectures, and you do the vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala and you engage in a bada and you do your Salah, automatically your belief in your faith and your conviction is strengthened, strengthened.
We struggle You know why? We struggle because a pandemic has overtaken us people have lost their health. They've lost their loved ones, they don't know when when they're going to go. And at the same time they've lost their jobs and their incomes. And many times people are not as healthy as they were before. And it's quite depressing. Unless you have reliance on Allah. Rely on Allah completely keep trying and relying on Allah.
Why do I say keep trying? Because Allah gives you capacity, and he tells you use your capacity to do what you believe is beneficial for you. And the rest is on me, don't worry, I will make sure it happens.
I'll make sure it happens. And movement will carry you higher on what I have in Allah him in a minute is what he called in hate. The professor seldom says a strong believer is better than a weak believer. But there is goodness in both. There is some goodness in both. But a strong believer is better and more loved by Allah than one who's weak, both in their faith and physically.
That's why I say make sure you go to the gym.
Just make sure that particular gym doesn't divert you towards the shape man himself. That's what a man does. Usually you use an excuse for going to the gym. And then what happens if you've gone
to more than just the gym
shape and gets hold of us and at the gym.
We meet shaytan himself.
And so we start misbehaving with the excuse of the gym. That shouldn't happen. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us protection
and strengthen your Eman at the same time. The ad says you will be more loved by Allah and you're better because you're strong. You take care of your health and you take care of your spirituality, you take care of your closeness with Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Allah Miam thought was starting biLlahi while attaches,
seek the help of Allah.
Everything you want to achieve Bismillah AR Connor Buddha, kindness during beautiful verse, you alone, we worship you alone, we seek help from.
So seek the help of Allah.
and work hard towards achieving what you know is beneficial for you. Whether it's a job whether whatever else it is, even if it is marriage, you want to marry someone work hard to achieve it. You need to talk to people you need to strive, you need to perhaps try and convince this person, that person you need to make sure things are happening, go out work, achieve perhaps earn something and then you're ready and Mashallah the wedding will happen. You don't just sit in the morning in the masjid, and say, oh, Allah make it easy for me. Let that uncle come right now and sit next to me and understand what's in my brain and tell me, it's okay. It's cool. It's done. That's not going to
happen. Nobody will understand that. You're asking for something absurd. But you can say, Oh Allah, I'm going to go, I'm going to try and soften the hearts, open the minds. Let them accept me Subhanallah and help me so that I can sustain myself, my family and we can have children who will worship You, we will teach them to do the right thing so that when we die, our own children are sadaqa jariya and the charity that is continuous for us. You know, what's a southern Nigeria
that outlives you is known as a southern progeria.
A charity, the benefit of which outlives you is a southern Nigeria. So if you've invested in your children by spending time with them, and teaching them and being with them, and you've died, and they continue the good, guess what, you continue to get a reward. Because you invested in something, the reward of which or the benefit of which lasted longer than you.
So this is what we need to do. My brothers and sisters work hard to achieve that which you believe is beneficial for you. And then the Hadith says,
What in our Saba cache. Let's now unmee for Al to Kanaka. For in the low tafta Whoa, Baba shavon.
And according to one narration, I'm Alicia.
The same narration says, once you've tried hard, and once you've done what was in your capacity, leave it in the hands of Allah, then if something happens or doesn't happen, don't say, oh, if I did it this way, then maybe that wouldn't have happened. And if I didn't do it that way, then perhaps that would have happened if if, if if don't use the term if because if we'll open the door of the devil shape and we'll start tampering with your mind and you become a patient, what type of a patient you become a person who is confused in your head about the plan of Allah.
Let's not let that happen.
You tried your best it didn't happen. No problem continue it was better for you and let's move on.
You tried your best it happened better than you expected. Mashallah, thank Allah be humble. Remain calm. Subhan Allah.
My brothers and sisters, do you realize I've spoken for more than half an hour
as the time the love,
I want to end off by saying,
no matter what Allah has given you, be thankful he gave you more thank him thankfulness when Allah gives you a lot, whether it is power, position, wealth, looks, health, whatever it may be, is by humbling yourself and worshipping Allah, as a slave of Allah.
That is thankfulness to Allah. And when Allah has not given you thankfulness is to look at the few things he has given you, and show gratitude and never to give up hope in the mercy of Allah until the day you die. Because if I wanted something and I continued crying to Allah for that thing, or those things, and I never ever got it in the world,
and I die in the condition where I still didn't get what I was asking Allah for. But I continue to ask Allah for those things. Guess what, the minute I die, I will see a massive reward in year of all the asking that I engaged in to Allah so you can never lose by asking Allah
Oh Allah grant me this. Oh Allah grant me that Oh Allah grant me that. You know, when you didn't get any of what you asked. When you die, Allah will say you will
shipped me every day you believed in me and you wanted things I knew they were not good for you I didn't give you but right now tell me what you want you have
What would you like?
You should aim very high. You know what's the highest aiming?
The companionship of Muhammad Allah
Subhana Allah. May Allah grant us all the companionship of Nabina Muhammad Salah Salem, may Allah grant us the highest levels of Jannah that Allah grant us goodness and patience May Allah help us to develop ourselves and be responsible when we use social media. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us be responsible even in our day to day lives. May Allah make us disciplined beautiful souls who can actually be true ambassadors of Nabi Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala make our lives easy for us grant cure to those who are sick and Ill protect us from sickness and illness. Grant mercy to those who passed on and have mercy on us the day he takes us away And may
Allah subhanho wa Taala eradicate not only this virus but all sickness from us and all those across the globe who are affected May Allah subhanho wa Taala eradicated so no one is affected thereafter. appunto Kali hada sallallahu wasallam albaraka Allah and Amina Muhammad Subhana Allah He will be handy he Subhana Allah Allah.
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