Channel: Mufti Menk
Connecting the Pearls Islamic Conference in Manila. The theme was Action!
Behold its your deeds
How do we enter Jannah? Is it through our deeds? No. It is through the mercy of Allah. So how do we secure the mercy of Al Khaliq?
Will looking like Idris Elba or Priyanka Chopra enter you into Jannah? No. Allah cares not for your physical appearance. It is your deeds He’s after.
Behold in the body is a piece of flesh that if it is pure then the whole body will be pure; if it is dirty, filthy then the whole body will be dirty filthy.
Allah will see that you are trying to achieve the best and that brings on His Mercy toward you.
So begin your good deed of the day, everyday by listening to this lecture and other lectures on Muslim Central.
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Muhammad, Allah, Allah he was having as many we praise Allah Subhana Allah to Allah always the creator the nourishes the cherisher, the Sustainer, the provider, the protector, the cure, the one in whose hands lies, absolute control of every single aspect of existence, we praise Him and we worship Him alone. We send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, all the previous prophets and their companions as well as the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam We ask Allah to bless us as well and our offspring those to come right up to the end. May Allah keep us upon steadfastness and grant us Jelena to those
Mashallah, Mashallah, my brothers and sisters, today we're talking about actions known in the Arabic language and as an alumna, the deeds that we do, but there is a small issue that NEEDS CLARIFICATION because there is a hadith where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, none of you shall enter Paradise with your deeds. Have you heard that howdy? None of you will enter Paradise with your deeds. Instead you will enter Paradise through the mercy of Allah alone. Have you heard that Hadith? It's an authentic narration. So why are we talking about actions? That is a valid question. So it's important for us to know my brothers, my sisters, none of us will enter
through our deeds but rather than the mercy of Allah. Now, the question is, how do I gain the mercy of Allah? That is the most important question when it comes to speaking about deeds. Because someone might tell you don't bother doing deeds because as it is, you're only going to enter Paradise through the mercy of Allah. So just ask for less mercy. So Allah says, If you want my mercy, you need to do deeds, Allahu Akbar, Allah Subhana Allah, if you do the deeds, you will be invoking the mercy of Allah, you will be getting seeking the mercy of Allah, for example, someone says none of you are going to be getting to the other city with your own transport.
None of you will get to the bow tomorrow with your own transport. One then what do I do? Do I just stay here? No. You have to make an effort to get to the airport and use the public transport. So if you didn't make the effort to get to the airport, forget about getting to your destination. Okay, that might be a slightly different example. But it came to my mind now, but it is applicable to what I'm saying because none of you will enter general with your own deeds. It's the mercy of Allah. So how do I get to the mercy of Allah, Allah, Allah wants to see that you were trying your best. Allah wants to see that you were doing your best you did your deeds. Let me give you an example. When you
read Salah, I have a question for you. Anyone who has 100% concentration in Salah put up your hand, when you say Allahu Akbar, there is nothing that you think about besides the exact Salah that you are fulfilling. If you have 100% concentration in Salah put up your hands.
Anyone? No one not even one. Okay, I might have missed the hand. Can you stand up if you have 100% concentration in Salah?
No one is standing right let me explain. But surely Allah requires a salon where you have 100% concentration, but you're a human being so Allah says, Don't worry
Try your best. If you have tried your best we will give you that Salah. But if you didn't try, you won't get anything. If you did not do the deed, the Salah will be held against you for not having been accomplished and fulfilled, right? You didn't do it. But if you did it Allah says just try your best and then it is only because of my mercy that I will accept that Salah although there was not 100% concentration to see. So then you have a few people one who doesn't mean Salah, if you haven't prayed at all, you have a problem. What's the problem? It's held against you, you didn't pray. But if you prayed and your concentration was a little bit this way, that way, Allah says Don't worry
about the fact that you did the deed with the correct intention and you tried your best. Now you need to know my mercy will accept it and grant you that gentleness that you're looking for. So I hope we understood the issue of importance of deeds even though it is only the mercy of Allah that's going to take us to tender.
If you haven't done the deeds, you will not receive the mercy of Allah. If you didn't do the deed, how do you want to achieve the mercy of Allah? Because everywhere Allah subhanho wa Taala explains to us through the Quran, through the Sunnah of Rasulullah saw that you know what your deeds are of utmost importance, although it's my mercy that will grant acceptance to those deeds.
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Ronnie, whoever does a mustard seed wage worth of good shall see the D it's the D you did, whoever did the deed will see it whoever did bad to the same weight will see the effect and the sin of that bad. So this goes to show you that it's important for us to do and when we do one of the biggest deeds that you can engage in is something known as
seeking the forgiveness of Allah people underestimated and undervalue it. It is a huge deed it's an act of worship Allah subhanho wa Taala has mercy is called upon by you saying Oh ALLAH forgive me. It's a de amor it's an Allah Subhana Allah.
So Allah subhana wa Taala tells this to us. Now if you look at the other narrations of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that speak about your deeds and the importance of your deeds, I give you one or two examples the problems or sentences in
America, Allah subhanho wa Taala does not look at your outward image, your appearance, nor does he look at your bodies and so on. You know this one okay, Mashallah. looking too good, let's go to Paradise, that will never happen. You don't enter Paradise because of your looks. So Panama. I wonder some people might think if that was the case, they would get away with a bit of makeup.
No, you won't. You'll be happy with what Allah has provided you Subhana Allah, Allah says you will not he does not look at your appearance, nor does he look at your body, what size it is how big it is how well built you are, you can go to the gym 24 seven every day, you can have a 12 pack, let alone a six pack. Each of those six can be divided into two definitions, Mashallah. But that doesn't mean you're close to Allah. Allah doesn't look at that as for your benefit.
In fact, the strange thing is, it just came to my mind. Now, when you do that, it's for people to look at, but for a lot to look at. There is something else. Amazing, amazing. The outward appearance, your makeup, your physique, your body, your size, you're worried about it because of others looking at you. Hang on, that's for others to look at. for me. That's not what I'm going to look at. I'm going to look at two things, your heart and your deeds, so you better have a good heart, and you better have good deeds. Amazing. What's the point of having a diseased heart, when in actual fact, you are so good looking. I've seen people who really look good, they're well built, but
they have attitude that stinks.
They speak to others without any form of respect. They address people as though they were God's gift to mankind. But if you look at them, they look so so beautiful, so gorgeous, so handsome sometimes so well built Mashallah. But you know what Allah subhanho wa Taala says, you want to please Allah clean that heart of yours. This is why the Hadith says Allah.
Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah de Dooku
Kung Fu. Behold, in the body there is an organ, a piece of flesh, that if it were pure, good, clean it then the rest of the body is good, pure and clean. And if it is corrupt, sinful, dirty, then the whole body will be corrupt, sinful and dirty. What is that organ? Behold, it is the heart, you clean your heart. That's what Allah says, Allah. Allah will look at your heart. I call the new my brothers and sisters today from this beautiful platform in Manila to connect the pearls, by cleansing your heart. So Pamela, connect the pearls by cleansing your heart. When you want to connect pearls, you will need a little chain to connect them. That chain needs to be clean. It needs to be good, it
needs to be sweet. It needs to be full of compassion, and mercy and purity and sincerity. You worship Allah, you worship Him alone. That's the first cleansing of the heart. Then when you treat the rest of the creatures of the same Allah chicken with dignity with respect, because they are creatures of Allah, they are part of your tests. If Allah didn't want them to be part of your tests, he would not have made them.
So Allah made you as a test for me and Allah made me as a test for you. So Pamela, advice and, and so on, we could say the same for every creature of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Be careful what you think. Be careful how you treat people, cleanse your heart, make it good thing good of others.
And then he says,
that's the last word in that had.
The last word in the Hadith that can young guru Isla de como armonico. That's the last word, it looks at your hearts and your deeds. So when Allah looks at your deeds, what happens? He sees that you were trying, he sees that you were doing he sees that you you did not just sit back and relax, but you use the energies that he gave you in order to try and achieve the best. And then that makes him even more merciful towards you. So Panama. His mercy is unmatched. It is our highest possible level. You and I know that the prophet SAW Selim has described the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. On many occasions, one occasion he was walking with his companions, and they passed by a woman who
was breastfeeding her little baby and he asked them Do you see this woman casting this little baby of hers into the fire? And they said no. So he says, well, ally is more merciful upon every one of us. And this woman would ever be to this particular child.
But to get that Mercy of Allah, please try. Keep trying. Keep invoking the mercy of Allah when you're trying, you know, imagine
something comes to my mind, I read a story where there was a father who beat up his son because the son was scratching the vehicle of that particular father. Imagine you bought yourself a new car, and your three year old is taking a stone and carving something on the door of your car. Mashallah. So the father beat the child up.
And what happened later on they discovered after the child was injured and hurt and perhaps it went even beyond that, they discovered what was written I love you, dad.
I love you, dad. On what on the car. Little innocent child doesn't even know what kind of love
Well, you know what?
The father felt mercy upon the child after he saw what was written but what was written was actually written in the wrong place. Now, the reason I give you this example is I want you to know when it comes to deeds, there is a difference you're not allowed to just take a stone and scrape somewhere and write I love you allow
on somebody's car, or maybe on the on the sand somewhere and think that Oh, that's a big
mercy on me. Because in order to invoke the mercy of Allah to call upon it, you need to follow the Sunnah of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and the way shown by him because he came from Allah. Allah told you what to do by sending you a messenger. That's why Allah subhanho wa Taala says
masuleh long verse, the beginning of it is Allah has indeed faded the believers by sending to them a messenger from amongst them. It's a favor. Allah tells you what he wants, how are you going to end the mercy of Allah well act duties, what deeds should I do? You know, if your father tells you do a deep, you get my mercy.
You're going to tell you that what did right. What did he want me to do? The father says, Okay, do this and you do that.
with Allah subhanho wa Taala it's more important because if you associate partners with him, he becomes angry suprema he doesn't want you to worship anyone besides Him. Your maker
is the one who is owed worship. Listen to this visit Allah, Allah who will help.
You know one of the interpretations of the verse, Allah says, indeed, for him is the matter of creation. And
so therefore, he has the right to instruct Well,
one of the beautiful translations of this was the one who created has the right to instruct well, because he created amazing he
was the one who created is the one who owns the instruction as well straight. Why does Allah have the right to instruct me to do what he wants me to do? Because he made me Come on, he made me so he has every right to tell me you're gonna stand this way. You're gonna bow this way. When you bow in ruku you're gonna say this, then you're gonna get up, then you're gonna go down in that particular order. You must do it in that order. When you go down You must Humble yourself to mean meaning to Allah subhanho wa Taala and you will say the following. So that's what you will say no change to it. Nothing, some kind of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us a deep understanding. When you try to do
this. Allah says Allah Subhana Allah my worship is actually trying.
When you see the forgiveness of Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, to his work to His angels, look at my worship is seeking my forgiveness. You know, there is a narration of the prophets of Salaam which I derive lots of comfort from. I share it with you today. A man commits a sin. He seeks forgiveness and love forgives him.
Now, when you seek forgiveness, you have to promise that you're not going to do the sin again.
Say for example, I was involved in a sin. We're all human. We're all committed sin. If I was involved in a sin and I say, Oh Allah, forgive me. Well, there are certain conditions and law tells us You want my mercy you need to do a deed known as seeking that forgiveness property. So number one, you must regret your sin regretting all I regret what I did, I admit what I did. I seek your forgiveness. That's number three. And I promise you not to do it again. Number four, once four conditions are met, Mashallah you have called upon the mercy of Allah, Allah says, I have forgiven you never ever has Allah says, We reject those who seek forgiveness not once in the Quran or in the
sooner does it say that Allah says that we will not forgive those who seek forgiveness.
In fact, the Quran has a verse that is known as the West which has the most mercy in it.
sort of the Zoomer Allah says, say,
Tell my worshipers tell my worshipers who have committed sin against themselves. Those who have wronged themselves, tell them never lose hope in the mercy of Allah. For Indeed, Allah is most forgiving, Most Merciful. He will forgive all your sins, all of them. develop a relationship with Allah, you don't need to come to me to confess your sin. You don't need to go to another person to confess confess a sin, you need to confess it to Allah alone in the darkness of the night or in the brightness of the day. You need to make sure that you have done that deed when you seek the forgiveness of Allah, He will forgive you. So here is the man who seeks forgiveness of Allah
promising never to do it again. But somehow he fell into it again.
It happens to us we seek the forgiveness of Allah Allah, I'm never going to commit the sin again. After two, three years, sometimes you find yourself committing the same sin again because you're a human being. So what happens immediately he seeks the forgiveness of Allah again, Oh ALLAH forgive me. I admit I regret I did wrong, forgive me. I'm never going to do it again. He did. He was forgiven by Allah second time.
And after some time, he commits the same sin again. So Pamela, and you know what? He seeks the forgiveness of Allah for a third time. Allah tells the angels it might have
pushy to come to
my worship and now knows that he has a lord who can either punish him or forgive him. I want you to bear witness that I have forgiven him completely
at the mercy of Allah
This is a worshipper of mine. What does he recognize?
He recognizes that he has a lord who can punish Allah subhanho wa Taala says, if you do bad deeds, you will be punished.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, if you do good deeds,
you will see the goodness of your deeds.
So this is the mercy of Allah where he says my worship finally knows that he has a lord who can do this or that I want you to bear witness that I have forgiven him completely forgiven. So Panama May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us. So
Allah subhanho wa Taala says something very interesting in the Quran. It's one of the most important verses. He says, in Allah Allah.
Allah subhanho wa Taala will never forgive sheep, he will never forgive those who worship deities with him or besides him. He will never forgive association of partnership with him. But besides that, he will forgive anything he wishes to forgive. Many of us don't understand the interpretation of that verse. Some people think it means that when you achieve there is no trauma for you. There is no seeking of forgiveness for you know, my brothers, my sisters, this verse is referring to those who die upon the condition where they have not sought forgiveness from the sins they have committed. So that which is in association of partnership with Allah is in one category. It is in a category
where Allah says, Listen, this, I don't want to forgive it. But anything else that was committed, and you did not seek the forgiveness of Allah and you died in that condition for as long as you did not associate partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala, the mercy of Allah may dictate, it may dictate that he wants to forgive you completely, and he doesn't care and he doesn't mind.
And what is the evidence of what I've just said, Now, the Sahaba themselves, the bulk of those in Makkah, were pure mushriks before they accepted Islam, remember that they worship sticks and stones and idols and everything else besides Allah, what happened? Did they lose hope to say, Oh, I committed chili so there's no forgiveness for me. They accepted Islam, the military accepted Islam and Islam.
Islam deletes that with bad which you did before it, the good is carried forward, the bad is deleted. It's better than the day you were born. The day you were born, there was no good nor bad. The day you accepted Islam the good continues, the bat is deleted. The same applies when you make hash. The same applies when you engage in Toba. When you seek the forgiveness of Allah, Allah says, I will forgive you, how does Allah forgive you? He doesn't give you a clean slate. No, he deletes the bad but the good continues to love so much so that sometimes he actually changes the bad into good.
Have you ever heard that verse?
says, Those who have sought forgiveness from their sins?
You know what, if they did good deeds there after if they change their lives after seeking forgiveness, Allah says for those because of their good deeds, because they did good deeds after they sought the forgiveness of Allah. You see, when you seek the forgiveness of Allah, He forgives you. But when you seek the forgiveness of Allah and change your life, then he takes those bad deeds. He says bring them here, bring them here, we will convert these bad deeds into good deeds and put them on the right side of the scale on the Day of Judgment. Let this person see that even the bad they did if it led him to do the best of deeds thereafter, we are going to say those were actually
good deeds. It's okay. It's a bonus from us. Why? Because of your deeds. That's our topic. Look at how the deeds have invoked the mercy of Allah the deeds have brought forth the mercy of Allah because you did deeds after seeking the forgiveness of Allah. That's why I tell people who says if I seek the forgiveness of Allah, will I have a clean, clean slate? No, you won't.
You won't. You will have better than a clean slate.
Why when you say clean slate, it means you format the hard drive. You know when a person has cancer, may Allah subhanho wa Taala cure all those who have any disease. I mean,
when you do chemotherapy, what does it do for you? It destroys the good and the bad, everything is gone. it restarts it. It's like when you restore factory settings on your phone or your contacts and everything good is also gone.
But there needs to be a way where you can select a few things you want to keep and the rescue formatted. Right? A lot does that for you?
Some people say
that Allah subhanho wa Taala is not merciful. How can that happen? How can we think that? How can we think that He is the Most Merciful he will give you a bonus so much so that Allah says, You know what? When you do a deed, and you can bring it with you on the Day of Judgment, my mercy will multiply for you by 10. And even more than 10.
Who ever come comes on the day of judgment? Notice the word Jah Jah is a very, very important word for me. It is the most important word in that verse is Java. Why Java? Because Allah didn't say whoever does the deed. Allah didn't say, Minami Allah. But he says whoever comes with the deed, it means they did it and they protected it. Those are the two things I'm talking about when you want to earn the mercy of Allah. You don't just do the job but you do the deeds after the top of your life change. In that case bonus for you Mashallah, you have a lot So, if you did the deed, I read my Salah many times, my brothers, my sisters, we are doing a deed but we spoil the reward of the game
and donate it to someone else before we've even walked out of the masjid because we started backbiting as we were walking out, he says, look at that, brother. He looks so arrogant. What happened? That statement that you made before you walked out resulted in your deep being lost? So will you
You did the good deed, but that good thing went to someone else.
Some people go for Hajj. They give charities that gives a guy they make songs aka the Hadith speaks about.
A person who's bankrupt is one who does a lot of good deeds, but they have not invoked the mercy of Allah by protecting the deed. That's why we say your deeds are divided into two
that the acts of worship are solely and only for Allah, but some of them are connected to other human beings. And if it is done for the sake of Allah, it becomes a deed that will bring about the mercy of Allah.
It's your deeds, it is definitely your deeds and your deeds alone. I explained to you my Salah is for Allah, what else? My heart is for Allah what else my Shahada is for Allah What else? My soul is for Allah? What about my xhaka it's for Allah, I helped someone in the process. If I think I helped you, you now owe me Carlos, my deed is over. But I helped you for the pleasure of Allah. I love this verse one law who you hit one machine in Allah.
Allah loves those who do good. Allah loves those who do good. Have we heard that verse? Allah loves those who do good. Have you heard the verse? Okay.
When you do good to someone, why are you doing the good to them? Because they are good to you. So you do good to them. It's called ticks for tat. Right? Just for tax. They did good. I did good. Are you prepared to do good to those who haven't even done good to see you? Are you ready? Why? Because Allah loves those who do good. So if they don't do good to me, I'm gonna say Oh Allah, you watch this. I'm going to show you just for your sake, I'm going to be good to this person. And you know what, they are not good to me. But it's okay. So you greet them Santa Monica and they look at you and
they give you a dirty look. But you're happy you're not sad. You're not depressed because you didn't do it for them in the first place. You did it for Allah, your reward is registered with Allah and it's done and it's over. SubhanAllah change your attitude. change your attitude, do deeds for the sake of Allah when you gave someone something when you help someone when you help someone cross the road, when you were saying to people, you were kind to them, yes. But for the sake of Allah, I don't want something from you in return. That's why
when we feed you, we have value for the sake of Allah. We don't want to recompense from you, nor do we want to thank you from you. We don't
Want, appreciation gratitude from if it comes, it comes for the sake of Allah when someone does good to you. Now this is the other way around. I was talking about we doing good to someone but when someone does good to you,
you must show gratitude because you're among many. That's why. Because in order to show gratitude to Allah, you need to show gratitude to those in front of you who Allah has chosen to do that good to you. Amazing.
So this is Allah, this is the importance of the deeds that we have. Look at how I told you that Allah converts the deeds into good deeds Subhan Allah, Allah converts them those bad Why? Because of the MLM Allah
salia the one who did the good deeds after the tober
that person deserves a big reward greater what Allah says we'll give it to you. We're looking for it. Now let's get to this howdy howdy, Pucci that we're speaking about today. Remember, the theme is actions. So, the final part of this again, it's a nice long ad. And the topic is connected only to the last sentence of that ad. You're embodying number here.
is Muslim and in other books of Hadith, the prophet SAW Selim says that Allah Almighty has said the following.
That's good. See, when you hear the word good See, it means the prophets of Salaam is narrating to us what Allah said in a version that is not for Allah.
See the difference? When Allah speaks to us through the Quran, those are the words of Allah cannot be changed cannot be altered. You read them in Salah I cannot read the Hadith bootsy in Salah I cannot say.
Then I say Yeah.
No, no, no, I cannot do that. Why? Because that's not the deed that we were taught. But it's the word of Allah explained by an
ad narrated by Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam but coming from Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and I'm going to translate the last part first, he says, Oh, my worshippers. Indeed, it is your deeds, that I
will recommend you with your deeds. The reckoning is happening with your deeds. My brothers and my sisters, Allah is saying, Oh, my worship is your deeds, you shall be reckoned by.
When he says famine, what are the hiren magilla whoever finds goodness, whoever finds goodness should thank Allah.
On the day of judgment, your book will come written by whom? by you, you wrote your book. So write it well. You are still writing your book, you are alive, your book is being written. If you've made mistakes in your book, well, when you go through that book, and you're doing the proofreading, and the fine print, and whatever else, those of you who might be authors know how many times you're going to go through the book and how many people you give to check the book for you what well, when it comes to your most important book of your life, you can still delete the errors that have been made by what forgiveness of Allah, do more deeds, do cookies. Write a beautiful chapter every day in
your book. If you write a lovely chapter, every day you smile at someone you help someone you did your Salah, you didn't miss you dressed appropriately, you stayed away from how long you stayed away from sin and abomination and toxic things and what have you, what are you doing, you're writing a beautiful chapter, when the day ends, the chapter is plugged in.
When the day ends, the chapter is plugged in, I was reading another Hadith. In Sahih, German, where the prophet SAW Selim says about the angels that you know the angels on the left and the right. This is another very, very powerful idea.
The angels of goodness that write good on the right side, the angels that write the back that you do on the left side, the angels of the right are actually in charge of the angels on the left. So when you do a good deed, it's written immediately. But when you do a bad deed, do you know what happens? The angels on the right tell the angels on the left? Don't write it yet. Perhaps this person will seek forgiveness just for now.
A little while later, the angels on the left say can we write the deed? The angels on the right who are in charge? They say no, not yet. Perhaps this person will see forgiveness just now. That's the second time.
A little while later, the angels on the left asked the angels on the right can
Right the deed.
They say no, he is. Perhaps he will seek forgiveness before he sleeps before he reclines to his bed. And when the worshiper has reclined to his bed without seeking the forgiveness of Allah, then the angel say write it down we gave him the chance the deed is written. Now Allah Subhana Allah forgive us look at the mercy of Allah, you do a good deed it's written.
You do a bad deed is a small time before you can actually before the deed is actually written against you, you're given a chance to seek Toba. And like I said, this
is in German.
My brothers and sisters, that is the mercy of Allah, but it's your deeds, your deeds that make you and the mercy of Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Whoever sees
As for the one who's given the book on the right hand on that day, the book of what the book of deeds is called the book of deeds. As for the one who has been given the Book of deeds on the right, he or she will say, read my book, I'm happy. On that day you have the right to be proud, proud of your achievement. In the dunya, there's no pride on that day. The pride is not a negative pride, it's more a happiness.
So this hadith footsy says, those who find goodness should thank Allah and those who find otherwise. Now, if you've heard me speak in some of my speeches, when I speak of jahannam and Hellfire, a lot of the times I I don't call it jahannam or hellfire. I don't know if you noticed, I'll let you in on something based on the study. I always say, if you do good, you will get paradise. And if you do bad, perhaps,
perhaps what? If you do good you will get paradise? Perhaps you will find yourself elsewhere?
Perhaps you have you heard me say that. A lot of times I've said this, perhaps we use the word elsewhere somewhere else, something else because you know what we're referring to. But because we are hopeful of the mercy of Allah, sometimes we don't want to say it. Just in order to instill hope in the in the hearts of the people taken from this
Allah says, On one hand, whoever does good to thank Allah because they're going to see the goodness and whoever found anything besides that should only blame himself or herself. Wow, what Mercy of Allah. Allah didn't say whoever finds bad should blame himself. Allah says, If you found good in your work, you must thank Allah and if you found anything besides that, then you have no one to blame besides yourself. That's what the honey says. Bella, help us to do good deeds. So that was the last part of the honey. It goes to show the power it goes to show how important deeds are the power of these deeds when it comes to calling on the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala
Let me take you to the first part of that Hadith, although it's not part of our topic, but it's the same Howdy, howdy bootsy. It starts off by saying Yeah, a baggie in the
Roman Villa de la la mo Oh my worshippers. Allah is saying, I have prohibited wrongdoing and oppression upon myself upon myself. So do not oppress one another do not run one another avant would refer to injustice and any form of evil and oppression is called.
So unlike saying oh my worshippers I'm not going to wrong you I'm not going to oppress you and I don't oppress anyone and I have prohibited oppression upon myself. So you do not oppress each other Don't be bad to each other, be good, be kind be just etc, etc. Yeah, anybody Oh my worshippers, coo coo
coo festa. dunia Deacon Oh, my worship is all of you are astray except those whom I have guided. So seek my guidance and I will guide you. powerful words from Allah showing you that Allah is in control. When I started off here, I said he who is in absolute control of every aspect of existence.
You want guidance to things need to happen. You need to try and use the capacity and capability given to you
By Allah to search for the guidance and to ask for the guidance, and secondly
number one is to search for it. And number two is to ask for the guidance.
So, the strength and energy I have Where is it from? It's given to me by Allah. So what should I use it for to search what Allah asked me to search for, and searching for the guidance today you are here. You could have been anywhere else you could have gone to the malls and the balls wherever else you wanted to go. entertain yourself on a Sunday, but you chose to use the capacity given to you by Allah to contribute towards this event. May Allah accept it from you and to come to this event. May Allah forgive you and I am transgender. I mean, say I mean
so what did you do? You didn't just sit at home and say Oh Allah guide me. Allah guide me alone. Allah says I gave you the energy Okay, we will guide you make an effort. Get up use the power we gave you and we asked you to go and to do X, Y and Z you didn't Mashallah, if you did it. Good news. Allah says what levena had
those who strive and struggle in our cause to come to us, we will open the doors of guidance for them. Allah will not open the doors of guidance for a person who doesn't try he doesn't even look for the guidance. He doesn't even want it. Allah says you want guidance, well work towards it, try to achieve it you have to do the try we will do the rest. You have to try we do the rest. That's why every single day we say in our
team in every unit of Salah not in every Salah in every unit of Salah we're asking Allah Guide us to the straight path guide us to the St. Paul guidance to the St. Paul's why because that guidance Allah alone owns it he says Koo Kumba in lamb and
dooney all of you are a stray except those whom I am guided. So seek my guidance and I will guide you hence we say inner
guide us to that. Then the Hadid continues to say, Look I'm I'm in love and COSATU fasttech Sunni,
all of you are
nude, naked and clothed except those whom I have clothed, whom I have covered. So seek that cover that clothing from me and I will cover you some kind of love. You know nudity.
When we say nudity, those who are unclothed, those who are exposed, who will come in from that exposure Allah, so seek cover from Allah He will cover whether it is covering your body or your false or both.
Seek it from Allah, Allahu mastana.
In fact, when it comes to kiswa, when it comes to the term that is used, it is referring to your clothing, more than your dignity and anything else. But a deeper meaning would also include being exposed. So we seek from Allah because Allah is the one who will cover you. Allah is the one who will grant you, Allah is the one who will close you.
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up upon to first of
all my worshipers. All of you are hungry besides those whom I have granted food to so seek food from me and I will feed you a lot about it means food and clothing, accommodation, everything is from Allah. thank Allah for what he gave you by doing deeds. And by thanking him verbally as well. If you don't thank him, he may take away what he's granted you how many people have had homes and houses and ownership of property and land and overnight in a second it was gone. Whether it was an earthquake and tsunami, a natural disaster, whatever else or just a deal that's gone sour overnight, from riches to rags. We've heard so many of those stories, but do we take heed? The answer is
unfortunately, not as we should.
Take heed my brothers and sisters, do your deeds. Let's do deeds for the sake of Allah. And the good sign that your deeds are being accepted by Allah is that your deeds bring about humility and humbleness within you. If I'm fulfilling salah and I'm arrogant on my way out, there's something wrong with my Salah because Salah itself should prohibit you from fascia and mooncup from that which is evil, sinful and immoral.
So if your Salah is not preventing you from that which is evil, immoral and sinful, there is something wrong with your deeds, change yourself, do your deeds and become humble.
Those of us who cover properly those of us who are an everyday those of us who eat five Salah a day, watch your attitude because that is the trap door of shavon. He traps you through that. That's the hardest I spoke about earlier, the Hadith of the Bank of person who comes with a lot of deeds, but they have wronged this one and cheated that one and deceived that one in the wealth of this one. So their good deeds are given and they are taken and given to those who who were wronged such that no more good deeds left. So the bad deeds of those who are remaining are actually now going on to this person to Panama. That's why we say my brothers my sisters, Mangia. I've been Hashanah fella, wash
Manzanita, whoever brings a good deed on the Day of Judgment, and it was not taken away by bad that they did against someone that it was dished out to someone else. You were able to protect your deed after you did it. Allah says we're going to multiply it for you by 10 and even more than 10
Now do you understand what is meant by coming with a good deal? Subhanallah you come with it not we don't just do it. You do it and you protect it after you do it like a jewel. You make sure that you have surrounded it properly. No one must take my deal. People are backed by to say I'm not backbiting you walk away with your deeds.
But people were backbiting in the back between them What did you do your Salah when you're sick or when you had when everything is gone? You walk out but nobody's left so Panama What happened? You didn't Be careful you didn't you had Susan when when people spoke about others you thought the worst of them what's wrong, your heart needs to be cleansed. In we speak about kulu because your hearts earlier on the deeds of the heart. So we spoke about that earlier today. So May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an understanding.
And this is why I want to end this beautiful Hadith with the problem with the prophets of Salaam says that Allah subhanho wa Taala says oh my worshippers, you will never be able to harm me no matter what you do. And oh my worshippers, you will never be able to benefit me no matter what you do. Oh, my worship is evil. All of you were as pious as the most pious person's heart on Earth.
It would not increase me in anything. And oh, my worship as if all of you were as simple as the most sinful hearts on Earth. You would not decrease from my kingdom and my property and for me anything. Allah is showing you how powerful he is. You do teach it for yourself, not for Allah. When I worship Allah, it's not going to increase value. When I don't worship Allah, it's not going to decrease Alice value it's doing with it's to do with my value. Me and I Subhana Allah, so do your deeds, because it's you. Then you know what Allah subhanho wa Taala says, amazing mela blesses me.
All my worshippers. If from the beginning, the first person right up to the end, the last person, all of you were together in one place, and every single one of you were to ask me whatever he or she wanted from the beginning right up to the end, and I were to give every single one of you whatever he or she wanted, it would not displace from my kingdom at ownership, except that which a needle would displace when it is put into the ocean.
So Panama, you understand the kingdom of Allah. Allah is showing us who is the owner? Who is the boss, Allah is showing us who is the supreme, who is the inevitable, who is the maker, the power of the Creator, the power of the one we are going to return to, he says, all of you, not just you on earth today, the 678 10 billion whoever and how many ever, not just you, the trillions who existed from the time of Adam, the gazillions,
the Philippine millions that existed to Panama. Sorry, that's just the number I created because we didn't Philippines.
From the time of Adam going all the way down to the end of time, if everyone was gathered in one place, and Allah gave every single one of you what you asked for what you wanted, everything you wanted, was given to you. Allah says, You know what, it will not displace from our ownership, anything. That's what he's saying. The example he gives only by way of example, not that he displaced anything at all, but just to show you and I that, you know what, when you throw a needle in an ocean, how much water is displaced? Well, you know what, that is, what the example is given. If Allah were to give every
on everything, it would not displace except that much, which means nothing. Nothing. That's what it means it would displace zero. When you put a needle in an ocean, it displaces nothing, actually. It's irrelevant. It's negligible, totally negligible.
And yet we think we're a big deal. And we think we don't have to do deeds. So can I end with one beautiful example?
A true story, my brothers and sisters, you, I'm sure have visited remote parts of your country.
I have visited remote parts of Africa
will lie. I have seen people who have nothing, nothing, no house, no clothing, meaning
very, very, very little food. They don't know where it's going to come from.
And I've seen them so happy and so content, no phones, no gadgets, no makeup, no perfume, no accessories, no handbags, no cars, no, whatever. Whatever. Nothing.
They're so happy, so excited. And I've seen them worship Allah in an amazingly beautiful when I've been to remote parts of Africa that have made me weep, weep for days on end.
When I've heard and seen little children do deeds, and their parents beautifully teaching them and the melodious recital of the Quran, which would be better than most of us, including myself. And you hear a small child in the middle of nowhere that barely has food and your water to drink and they're reading a Nina Sarah Steffi masala Latina
and you start thinking to yourself, Allahu Akbar, Allah, Allah, Allah mean, these are the two slaves of yours. We think we're a big deal. We don't even read Salah on time. Some some of us don't even read Salah to forget about Salah some of us wouldn't even be bothered about trying to do things that would please allow some of us are so affected by the environment around us that we are more embarrassed to face people than to face Allah. So we give up what would please Allah because we want to please the people that is so embarrassing, yet there are people who have nothing in this world of very, very little in this world and what might be their deeds are mountains, mountains of deeds.
Where are we? Why do we think we're a big deal? I am humble. When I see the people travel on Earth, traveling your own country, go to places see people and learn from people and then you will realize that you know what we need a lot of help. The hubby says materialistic items. Look at those who have less than you for you to appreciate the favors of Allah. Allah men who do not come but religious matters and matters of the deen. Look at those who are higher than you so that you realize how much effort needs to be made upon yourself.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every one of us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant His goodness in the dunya and the ohana. I overshot my time, but inshallah It was also part of a good deed the brothers did tell me that you know what? We we don't really mind each other.
So Alhamdulillah but even if they don't mind, I might Mashallah because I don't want to overshoot too much and, you know, make people bored. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive every one of us. Really, it's an honor to be here. I pray that we can love each other for the sake of Allah. I pray that we can do deeds and purify our hearts. A sign of your good deeds really being accepted by Allah is your heart becomes softened. If your heart is becoming hard, there's something wrong with you. When you start hating your brothers and sisters, there is something wrong with you, no matter who no matter what I've seen religious people knowledgeable people preach and promote hatred and saying
that is Islam. No, no, no, no way. Not at all. When Allah subhanho wa Taala sent Moses moosari to the Pharaoh, he told him to speak with softness with kindness to speak to him in a beautiful way to remind him. When Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam spoke to the enemies he spoke to them with respect. There is a lot that we need to learn from. Remember, your heart is softened. When you get closer to Allah, so metallian Zulu Isla de la one day we may talk about that. Allah subhanho wa Taala bless you all, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a new beginning in such a way that our good deeds carry forth and our bad deeds are white counter kuqali hada salatu wa salam, O Allah
Subhan Allah Subhana Allah Allah, Allah Allah