Channel: Mufti Menk
Straight Path Convention Series Lecture Four, Kuala Lumpur
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim In the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala Most Gracious, Most Merciful al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala Shafi nambia eva mousseline, Nabina Muhammad, Allah Allah. He was happy Hagemann, we praise Allah subhanho wa Jalla. We thank him for everything that he has given us. We send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household and all his companions May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them all, and bless every single one of us. My brothers and sisters, I am so impressed to be seeing even a larger number than there was earlier on. And I think when I was leaving, I thought to myself after lunch, perhaps we
will have three quarters of the crowd. I was wrong. I was wrong. Mashallah Malaysia Bali, Hungary, Allah subhanho wa Taala grantors goodness and ease Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors. The path to Jenna, the blocks that are needed in order to build your paradise are quite much more simple than the blocks that were needed to build the Great Wall of China.
They are much easier. They require dedication. That's it, they require dedication. A few moments ago when the Great Wall of China was mentioned I was thinking to myself how difficult it must have been for them to carry to put it on the backs the rocks or the bricks or whatever it was. And to come in to make sure this and that and with Jelena Allah subhanho wa Taala is looking for any excuse to give you an eye, Jana,
Allah subhanho wa Taala is looking for anything little
to give you paradise, but let that little be there, do something about it. And another thing, don't spoil it and contaminated with that which might overcast overshadow. In the last few moments when a person is running a marathon and they're coming out first. And suddenly five meters before the finish line they decide to have a bit of data what happens they cannot have the T Subhana Allah they are just a few moments to go that's the time you need to work your best you need to do your best work your hardest and you will achieve Jenna Subhana Allah you will achieve the goal. So to start with, we are Muslim and we believe in the Pillars of Islam are meant to be loved. We believe in
Allah subhanho wa Taala we actually understand the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu. And this is what makes us muslimeen were Subhana Allah, we have the Shahada, we have the Salah in order, I hope we have the Salah in order, if you fulfill your Salah correctly by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala you will be able to achieve gentlemen, if one day there was a man who came to the prophets of Allah Solomon, he asked him a question. And he says, You know what? What is it that I should do as a Muslim if I want to attain paradise, so the prophets are seldom explained to him the basics, the basics without any extra than the fall, you know, then that which is completely obligatory. And when
he looked at the prophet SAW Selim, he said, If I do this, well, I will I attained success, meaning obviously Jenna.
And so the prophet SAW Selim says, Yes, you will. He says, I promise you I will not increase from what you've said, No will I decrease, and the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as the man walked away, told his companions if you want to see a man from Paradise, look at that man.
That means he just promised that the pillars I will fulfill them. That's it. Extra deeds, I promise you I won't do that's what he's saying. Imagine he's saying I promise you I won't, I promise I'm not going to go more, and I'm not going to come less.
So panela but with us, we are encouraged to do more, because we don't know where we have done less. So at least it will compensate. It will compensate sometimes our Salah the concentration in it is so bad that perhaps we don't even know how much of that Salah is acceptable. But yet Allah subhanho wa Taala favors us. And he tells us something beautiful, but if you read your sooner, which is your voluntary prayer with you or nothing, which is even more voluntary, or should I say which is totally voluntary. In that case, it will fulfill any shortfall in your foreign because the main thing Allah wants from you and i is the foreign that which is compulsory, obligatory. So we know the Pillars of
Islam don't mean how many are there, five pillars of Islam,
the declaration of the Shahada and the belief in it, the Salah, the Zakat, the Psalm and the Hajj. Agree. Now let's go through some building blocks we need to know I want to know what are the deeds that I can do to quickly fast track my entry into general today everyone wants Fast Track Mashallah, you know, you get to the airport and you see a long queue, and suddenly someone says, Hey, would you like to come this way? And you look at it and you say, yeah, you know, I recall this time when I landed to Panama
There was a long queue. And as I'm joining this long queue, I'm saying yeah, I, you know, I just, it's gonna be taking so long the brothers are probably waiting for me. And guess what happened? Somebody opened up a new queue just next to that. And I was the first one who noticed I walked to them and I was like, right at the beginning right at the front. And I said, may Allah grant us Jenna in a similar way.
Allah He without a joke. May Allah grant us gentlemen, we we all know that we've done these we're not proud of agree, we all know that. But we hope that ACU will open up and say those who actually put their hands on the heads of the often come this idea and then we go and hamdulillah you forget about all the sins I did. But here's the orphan and because of that, the prophet SAW Selim says on our cafeteria, timika, hottie and even gentlemen, myself and the one who looked after an orphan, looked after the orphan, he didn't want anything out of that, besides looking after the child because the child had lost the Father.
We will be like this in Paradise, and he showed the two first fingers he brought them together, so Subhanallah What an amazing way of entering gentlemen, you did your deed so handled when it was most difficult, you put a scarf on your head for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala when it was extremely difficult, when people perhaps you know, mocked at you laughed at you, when perhaps at work, you were threatened at school, you this happened to you, and so on, but you still said no, that's my identity. So panela who knows, perhaps that might just be your deed, that might just be the final block that would be your entry into paradise? can it not be Subhana Allah May Allah
subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us? May we be resolute upon that which will grant us paradise and May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us it's the small deeds, the little deeds that will give us paradise. Let's take a look at the Quran and the Sunnah of Rasulullah Rasul Allah in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about gentlemen, and he speaks about those who believe. And he never ever says those who believe will go into paradise. It's not good enough to say I believe, if you believe prove it, prove it by working upon it. Let's see what you're doing. Allah subhanho wa Taala This is why he says Um
Do you really think you're going to go to Paradise when certain things have not yet happened to you? What hasn't happened to you?
While I'm here let me let me know.
Kumar Lana sobbing, do you really think you will go into paradise when
Allah subhanho wa Taala has not yet tested you to distinguish who from amongst you is sacrificing for the sake of Allah has struggled for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala and who from amongst you is patient and forbearance upon that which Allah has chosen for you. So you need forbearance, you need patience, you need beautiful deeds, you need really good deeds and at the same time, every time Allah makes mention of Jana, he says, When levena Mano
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those who believe and do good deeds for them, they will be the ones who will engender they will earn paradise Subhana Allah This is genuine it is not only achieved by saying I believe you need to do it you need to act you need to do deeds, you need to earn it and this is why when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was once asked by his companions,
what are the deeds that will drive the maximum number of people into gentlemen? Good question. I want gentlemen fast track I want to quickly so the people who will be in Jenna what would have gotten him to Jenna please let us know. He says the cola he was known for two things. The consciousness of Allah and good character. the fulfillment of the right of Allah is called taqwa Allah.
Or it could be encapsulated in the term of Allah, you're conscious of Allah, you fulfill your obligations unto Allah. Wa hurstville. hulak means good character. It means your treatment of the rest of humanity. whoever else is there as a human being, you have good character towards them, you speak to them with humility, no matter who you are. At the end of the day, when you came to this earth, you were totally naked. And when you leave, you shall leave similarly, without any dollar or scent with you. But everything you've spent has been written for you or against you need to know this. Whatever I've achieved in life was written for me or against me, but I'm taking none of it
with me. It's actually how I spent my time on Earth. That counts. Amazing. So how are you spending your time with us this afternoon? We have come in order to learn knowledge. Let me tell you something about this afternoon. We have come here to learn knowledge Do you agree? Say yes loudly if you agree. Okay, listen to the Hadith rasulillah salam says man Salah, coppery
Can y'all Tell me Sufi Inman, Sahel Allahu Allahu ala Jana, whoever has fed whoever has walked upon a path, trotting down a path whoever has walked through a road, whoever has come towards knowledge, a path that leads to knowledge, Allah subhanho wa Taala will make for them because of that, the path to paradise very easy.
Which means to seek knowledge is fast tracking your entry into general to seek knowledge. Remember this idea and don't forget it man silica Perea can yell at me Sufi men. sahal Allahu
Allahu ala Jenna, Whosoever treads the path that leads to knowledge. Allah subhanho wa Taala through it will make easy his or her path to paradise. May Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed us with paradise and may He make it easy for us to learn. May Allah subhanho wa Taala really open our doors.
This Hadith in Sahih Muslim and it is reported by Abu huraira Allah and the one that I've just mentioned and the previous one where the prophets of Allah Salaam speaks of the two characteristics of those who will be in paradise prevalent characteristics. It's a hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam speaks about those who will be in paradise that Allah has known Hello, don't forget this. So some of them will be there because of Allah. Some of them will be their personal HELOC, some of them a combination of both, we hope that we can get there at least with something take a look at a woman who was feeling the sense of mercy towards a dog
towards an animal.
And she decided, Okay, let me quench the thirst of this dog and Allah says and we've been taught this, that as a result of that compassion
Subhana Allah, Allah forgave her and told Okay, gentlemen, that's why I started the session by saying Allah is looking for any excuse to give you gentlemen. Let that excuse come forward. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us agenda.
So I don't know why the microphone is actually dropped quite a bit. The sound is come down. Maybe we need Jenna and Jenna comes when we speak a bit louder. I think you know, Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us is is there a fault or is somebody just dropped it intentionally?
The only reason I mentioned it is because it breaks the train of thought when you're speaking in your thinking, and something goes wrong with the sound it actually breaks your train of thought completely sometimes, but it's okay. We will get it back by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala Did you notice or is it just me who noticed that it dropped?
It dropped? Okay, there we are sound engineers. You heard that.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has asked us really to do deeds as many as possible. Let's make mention of some of these deeds. To Be kind to your parents and to serve your mother can fast track your entry into general according to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Fast Track your entry Can I please request you to raise the volume Habibi. Someone somewhere somehow needs to raise the volume back to where it was when I started. Yeah.
I'm so sorry. But anyway, we rather be honest and going to gentlemen, be a hypocrite and go to hell.
where Allah subhanho wa Taala opened our doors.
So if you take care of your aging mother, if you take care of your father, you will be granted Paradise by Allah subhanho wa Taala, you will be granted Paradise by Allah unconditioned, that the intention is there. You're a believing person who is trying. That's what it is. So when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was faced with an individual who wanted to go out into jihad, he asked him, he says, Are your parents alive? He says, Yes. He says, Well, go and serve them for in their service is paradise. That's a correct narration. serve your parents. Why is their paradise in serving your parents? Can I let you know the truth? My brothers and sisters, because it is very, very difficult.
Your mother gets to 80 years old, she can talk all day and tell you things that you don't like that is your agenda. That's what it is. It's not agenda to just go so easy and say okay, my mom, I can't stay with you anymore. Because you know what you're quite tough to look after. That's what the agenda is. When it becomes tough and hard. That's your mother. Don't forget, keep quiet. She can tell you what she wants. Excuse her. You don't need to respond. So the reason why agenda is given by serving your parents is because it is difficult. It's not so easy. It's something really that requires great patience and effort. It requires a great sacrifice to serve your parents. When they
served you when you were young Subhanallah there was a big difference. The difference was
that the battery Mashallah
She pays to speak Mashallah. really does by the will of Allah I hope
so Subhana Allah, okay, maybe
I'll come to the mela grant you Jenna, my brother. Allah Fast Track your entry into journals a good deal. So Subhan Allah, when our parents looked after us, we were young, when we were young, they carried us they took us they changed our nappies, to wear it respectfully. And they may draw that we have a long life. And when they're old, what do we do for them? We only need to listen to them. Well, you know, they're not going to be on us. SubhanAllah you may be sometimes we might need to cut them along. So they carried us to and at the same time, we should never be making dua to Allah to say, Well, I'm looking after my mother for the last 15 years. When is this going to stop? No, no,
no, no. We need to say all our grant agenda ganda goodness grant me agenda through the service and sacrifice that I have been making for my own mother Subhan Allah. This is Jenna. So we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant agenda through that deed as well another powerful block that you can build and this is literally a block to build, that is to build or to contribute towards the building of one of the houses of Allah subhanho wa Taala known as a Masjid, the Hadith in Sahih al Bukhari reported by a man of navfac of the long run, he says, mumble Allah He must, didn't ban Allahu Allahu beighton fifth Gen. That's one of the wordings but the wordings are all quite similar. Whoever for
the sake of Allah builds a house, a Masjid. Allah will build for him a house in general. You have a house in paradise. Now, I believe not all of us are so wealthy that we can afford the $3 million Masjid that is about to be built somewhere, perhaps, but at least we can contribute by one brick two bricks. And do you know the mercy of allies such that when he knows that a brick from this whole building came from you, he's not going to say okay, here's your brick, but you go to Hell, no way. Your brick you're going to come to Jenna and you will have an entire house because Allah is so merciful, he will multiply at 700 fold and even more, that's the mercy of Allah. So this is why if
you cannot afford to build a whole home of a whole house of Allah meaning the masjid at least contribute towards it, at least do something that that will result in the goodness the house of Allah being elevated so on serve on it, called people towards it, and by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala you will be able to achieve much. Let's look at yet a beautiful way of earning Jenna.
It's a struggle. But it's beautiful. The Hadith is so lovely. The prophets of Salaam Karen keys Jenna to a person who can guarantee him the correct usage of two organs.
May Allah forgive us May Allah grant us goodness and May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us to control our tongues and our private parts. He says my young man lima bean AlLahi wa benefici fee.
Whoever guarantees me the correct use of what is between their cheeks and what is between their thighs. I guarantee them a place in general Subhan Allah what your tongue and watch how you use your private parts. It's a direct, clean cut ad. It's open like we said earlier this morning. We don't need to be shy when it comes to any gender, the straight path we need to know it we need to talk about it. So that is loud and clear. We hope and pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala opens our doors. Let's go back to the masjid to the house of Allah there is another block. When we say block we're not talking of blockage. We're talking of building blocks bricks, okay?
To build your agenda. The Hadith says whoever goes to the masjid every morning and evening, walks to the masjid every morning and evening for every step that they take. And obviously if you're going with your proton by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala for every time the wheel spins, I would say you would have your place in Jana being decorated for you Subhana Allah
your abode in general is being made clear for you Subhanallah and imagine just by going to the masjid so make it a habit, my beloved brothers, especially to go to the house of Allah make it a habit to go there whenever you can for any Salah May Allah strengthen me as well. If you go early morning, you go in the afternoon in the evening to the house of Allah solely for the sake of Allah. He says, I know you've come to my house, I will prepare you a house in the hereafter.
That's a hadith. Also in Sahih Muslim reported by Abu huraira Allah one then for those who have wealth Mashallah you can go for him Ron Hodge, you know how beneficial that is an ombre to Illuminati cafaro to Lima Bahama. Well, huduma boo La Ilaha Illa Jin, the Hadith says when you come when you make Oh
More often, Allah forgives the sins between the two owners. So I made one now I make on next year, it does not mean let me spend as much as I can between the two cameras because you don't know if you're going to make it back there. But it's speaking about the minor sins that you may not know that you've committed, you become clear between the two rumors and as for Hodge, the same ad, the Hadith reported by Mr. Othman in his Muslim, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, As for the Hajj, that is accepted by Allah subhanho wa Taala, it has no reward besides gender. What more do it means the ultimate reward for a deed is actually paradise in this world, you may suffer you may struggle.
Part of your fast tracking into Jelena is to bear patients upon what
you have been inflicted with all the conditional lies kept you upon. Take a look at the Hadith where the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was speaking about the blind people and you know what he says? He says in tsunami, there's a there's a hadith where Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam has said, Whosoever best patience upon the fact that Allah has taken away their eyesight, Allah gives them Jannah in return, not for their blindness, but for their patience.
So if someone cannot see not only at the beginning of your life, look, a lot of us sometimes we grow a little bit older, and sometimes some hannula we know the older people, some of them, they fail to see at a certain time. Allah says if you are patient with that, it's not easy. It's not a joke. Subhan Allah, if you are patient, if you thank Allah for the other countless things he's given you. And you say, well, there's one thing you haven't given me, but I still Thank you for everything you have. Allah says in return for that, and the beauty of your heart and the sublime, we will grant you paradise.
What a beautiful way of earning gender.
Let's take a look at another way of any gender. The Hadith speaks of
a man from the previous nations who was granted gentleness solely because he used to forgive those or give time to those who owed him money, because he was a rich man. And whenever he used to send his debt collectors to those who had to collect the debts on his behalf, he would tell his debt collector quickly Hey, look, if you come across a poor person who's struggling, leave him and go to the next person. And the the debt collector would say why he says, Let's forgive him, perhaps Allah will forgive us Subhan Allah, let's give him some time perhaps Allah will give us respect. So Allah says in this Hadith, reported by Rasulullah Salallahu Salam ala ki Allaha. Fatah was on when this
man met Allah subhanho wa Taala ALLAH forgive him. Allah says you know what, you forgive others so we are forgiving you,
you engender. This is why my beloved brothers and sisters, I want to mention a powerful incident. But just in two lines. When Abu Bakr a city called the Allahu anhu was faced with the accuser of his daughter, the mother of the believers, I shall have the law when someone accused her of committing adultery and whatever else in terms of dirt that they had accused her off now to be lamella safeguard all of us, Abubakar city, Catalano made a promise and he said, I'm never going to spend on this relative of mine who happens to spread spread the tale.
If you spread tales, you are blocking your chances of going to gender.
If you have pride and arrogance, you're blocking your chances of entering paradise but in this case, you are asked to forgive someone who has really wronged you. A lot of us don't forgive I don't want to forgive but they haven't really wronged you. You are wrong sometimes. I don't want to forgive him but who knows in the court of Allah maybe you are the one who's wrong. How do you know Abu Bakr Siddiq rhodiola, who was told when we ask?
Allah to him buena de la hawla wala huafu Rahim Surat know what the powerful verse, Allah says learn to forgive, forgive. Don't you want Allah to forgive you so then forgive others? It's something that's not easy, not easy to forgive others. Try and condition your heart
to a to a point where you do not hold it against anyone you are so satisfied. Even those who have tried to crush you. They only get goodness from you like a rose. A rose leaves the strongest sense
on the heels of the one who crushed it.
If I just smell the rose,
I get a sense but if I really want to tear it apart, break pieces. Then I get so many good but I just broke it. I just crushed it. I just destroyed its life. Well, let's take a lesson from that. So Pamela, have your heart such that you have a link with Allah. Oh Allah if I get to Jenna. I don't mind what these people are doing to me now I'm here. For as long as I get paradise, that's it. That's what I want. This is the path. This is the path we want. If I get paradise, even if you tell me that you're worse
Enemy has to be your neighbor. Are you ready? You gotta say yes, I'm ready because they he's not going to be your worst enemy. He's going to be your best friend.
So can Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us Jenna keep on saying I mean the reason is we don't know when is the moment of acceptance of law so I like to keep on repeating these two hours so the army must come in so that Allah subhanho wa Taala grants us gentlemen he cannot agenda. Oh, Mashallah, me.
So, my brothers and sisters, that was another brick to build our paradise, one of the ways of earning Jenna, let's look at yet another one. Did you ever know that by you going to visit someone who is sick or ill, you're already earning a spot in the position in paradise on condition that you're doing it for the sake of Allah? Did you ever know that? Why? Because to make someone feel good and to pray for people who are struggling, is actually a godly act. It's an act of goodness. And this is why the Hadith says, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam speaks about in its powerful, he says, Allah subhanho wa Taala will ask the people on the day of judgment that
I was seeking, you did not visit me and the person will say, Well, how could you have been sick when
you are a palala? mean? You know, it doesn't make sense. So Allah subhanho wa Taala will say, didn't you hear that my slave so and so was sick and ill will have you visited them or him or her, you would have found me there.
Which means it would have drawn you closer to Allah, your chances to enter Jenna have suddenly multiplied.
So there are clear cut, a hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam that speak about earning paradise through visiting the ill and the sick and reaching out to the destitute and those who are perhaps underprivileged. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant his gender.
Similarly, another powerful building block
is when you greet each other with a Salam aleykum. Genuinely.
If you are genuine, and you really mean what you say, you can earn gentlemen, did you know that? Well, here's the Howdy. It's a powerful Hadith and it's there in most of the books of hadith of Abdullah salam, O Allah and he says, he heard the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, are you on? So people? Now the end of the Hadith speaks about entering paradise. Now and I'm going to tell you the end before I tell you the beginning so that we can put it into perspective at the end he says, if you do these deeds, you will enter Jenna with ease with peace, that Hulu janitor have become the salon, you will enter the gender of Europe it belongs to Allah with ease with peace. So what is it
that he said you should do? Well listen to the DS. Are you a nurse? Oh people, I'm sure Sam, spread the peace. The peace means the greeting as salaam alaikum as well as the peace as in the opposite of war. The opposite of fighting the opposite of all these, you know, this turbulence that you have. Sometimes it's on a small scale in your home between siblings. Sometimes it's husband and wife, may Allah safeguard us. Sometimes it is parent and child. Sometimes it is relatives laws and in laws. I don't know why the law has to come into that all the time. But anyway.
The truth is, if you say Assalamu alaikum you are saying May peace be upon you and the mercy of Allah and His blessings. If you are genuine. You won't harm that person because you just made me Peace be upon you. But now I'm at war with you. So that's hypocrisy. Like I said moments ago, we rather be honest and people then figure out that okay, it was worth it to be honest, then to pretend like everything is okay. And when you go You're so upset.
So you greet someone Assalamu alaikum my sister and you know, it's not a brother giving a sister out but two sisters of Allah and they giving each other a big hug and at the end of the day, you know, come straight into the back Why did you even say Salaam Why did you bother? You weren't Jelena to be fast, straight for you just be genuine. When you say Salaam Alaikum. Don't. Don't backbite don't gossip don't enter into their lives in a negative way. Speak good about them. That's it. Speak good about someone behind their backs. And you will find a lower country gentlemen.
So even if I have something negative to be said about you, I don't need to say to people I can complain to Allah. No he but when it comes to Allah, Allah The sisters, this is what she did to me the brother, this is what he did to me. There's no harm because that's my Allah. He owns me and owns you. I'm complaining to him. But those who are destroyed him, break them paralyze them. No, no, no, not at all. Say Allah is the situation. Soften their hearts, grant them goodness, that is more godly. That is the quality of a believer. I said, Oh Allah soften the heart so the hearts are soften. But when I say Allah, break him, who knows they might be on the same path and while they're
being broken, I'm affected also, may Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us you know, if you're living in the same building, so Allah destroy their home and suddenly the building comes crashing. And then you told Okay, that we were just destroying
But you don't know yours is destroyed in the process. So we don't want that. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah forgive us really we need to think so the prophet SAW Selim says when you say Salaam say genuinely say properly say it with a heart, and this is why we don't like it when people just come across and say, you know, and that's it. What did you say? You just heard the cool
you know? Save properly. Salam aleikum. wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. and respond, because it's imagine you know, they say, and this is something we learn, the first impressions are lasting, you agree, imagine someone meets you and say, make the peace of Allah be upon you, and his blessings and his mercy.
The non Muslims will be
taken aback. Look at how this was worded. But for us, we've just kept it on our toes.
And you don't even know what you're saying. There's one brother who greets me all the time. And he the only thing I hear is our two at the end. So I gotta say, what's going on? Somehow Allah, may Allah make it easy. When we are genuine with the way we saved, we will be genuine to protect each other.
So I'm guaranteeing you that I won't harm you and I will protect you as best as I can from harm. And I'm asking on top of that, that Allah blesses you and has mercy on you. And the melodica are saying, Oh Allah grant this person the same. Did you know that the angels are saying Oh Allah grant this person the same? I'm saying May the peace of Allah be upon you and his mercy and His blessings and the angels are saying Allah even this one given given the same and whose do is more powerful mine are the angels That's for you to figure out May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all when Allah grant us Jana, I mean,
no people wonder why do you keep on repeating these little two hours? Today? You know, right hamdulillah So, I've Xu Salaam spread the Salam
of Shu Salama what a Primo Tama feed the food to to your family members to the others to your friends to the poor and destitute reach out to them with food feed them feed them why because Allah has kept it such that in feeding there is a lot of goodness when you sit around the table and you eat it's supposed to bring you together nowadays we gossip
you know before it used to be sisters nowadays even the brothers they say hey, we need to talk Come let's meet over dinner and over dinner you talking about Hey, that guy and this guy didn't eat you just used to be you know, maybe and then all the others. Now it's come to Peter and john as well. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us from amongst those
who feed each other goodness, you know, brilliant feeding, especially the destitute and even in your family. It's becoming more and more difficult to sit and eat together as a family.
So if you sit and eat together, so Pinilla and you literally feeding one another,
it increases your chances of entry into paradise, you have a good relationship.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us. There was a time I remember when I was young without a job breakfast, we used to get up early morning myself, and I've got several brothers and sisters. Mashallah, in total, we are nine brothers and sisters, mother and father makes it 11. And my mom used to make us a whole flask of tea in the morning. And we used to have bread and butter. That's it. And I recall very clearly before we used to go to school get up early morning, we used to read our Salah, and we used to all get ready, and everyone used to come and sit around this table that now seems so small, but that time, it's the same table we have now but it seems so small and it
was so large, we all used to sit around laugh and smile. And today with my own children Subhanallah I just hope and wish that the day comes where I can let them taste what I tasted when I was young we try but trust me will never be the same.
The value of it priceless.
Anyway, getting back to feeding the food he reach out to those who are in need. This would mean that don't be wasteful in your own food. No, we go to a restaurant, we start ordering food. And we've ordered much more we ordered with our eyes, we've had a lot more than our bellies can take. And the next thing is we've had one or two little pieces and we're gone. And we paid for it. And then imagine if the waiter has to come to you and say sir, you've left the food you have to eat it. You say hey, I paid for it. So what I recall here, there is a restaurant called two pi two pi Am I right?
how I remember it is because they had I was looking for the pies. I thought each person gets two pies.
But we didn't get any fives so I remember the name and I never forget it.
When we went in there one day, somewhere somewhere down that I don't know exactly which suburb it was. They had a sign and the science is the buffet. You know, if you leave any food you're going to pay. You're going to pay for what you've left and I questioned what what is a say? And they told me what did you know in Singapore, a lot of the restaurants have this and I said wow so Pinilla if this was in the Middle East, people would be paying more for what they've left. Then for what they're eating. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala
Grant our brothers and sisters in the Middle East gender as well.
We love them we do, although we just said something, but it's, it's a reality. It's a fact we need to deal with it. And if we have the same problem, we need to deal with it. So don't waste the food Not at all. Don't waste your food use it to earn Jenna by feeding it to someone Simple as that. Learn to connect second up, please take this away. You are fortunate in this country, you have people who will still accept the food. In my country, we have people as soon as you leave a restaurant outside there are a few people who would appreciate it really to the call some countries there is no way that there will be a person out there who's going to take your food it has to go
into that bin.
So for the a little bit
I want to
call on all of you to do one thing from today on
order half of what you want to eat whenever you go out to eat. Is that a promise?
Don't play with the bellies of the people Mashallah the bellies are very, very important and they Subhana Allah will like order half of it and see how healthy you feel. See how closer you are to the sooner of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam see how healthy you are will live without a job and you will be earning general the excess wealth and money you can give it out for a charity someone will buy the food that they've never seen in their lives.
So the next time you go into whatever the Pizza Hut whatever they call it here
so all the names are being whispered I can hear them so Pinilla
ordered a small pizza and asked him to have a new size called extra small
Mashallah order a small one not that you don't have to order you know what, and I've got the sickness as well. Sometimes we go in and we say Can I have the extra life? They say we've got extra extra life. Okay, can I have that one?
But why for what one thing is cheesy is not that healthy for you.
I hope no one from amongst us here owns a pizza place of vanilla. But at the same time what you need to know is the excess you're going to leave it you're going to waste it it's unhealthy. And then you know what sometimes we make a mistake and we say I paid for it I better eat it and you
and you know
and then when you get up you're like walking off the restaurant as though you expecting so hard Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless all our women who were expecting and make it easy for them in sha Allah.
I said it in a respectful way. inshallah that's why I made it to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us Jenna Amin.
So this beautiful Hadith where the Prophet sallallahu Sallam speaks of time, it is so small, but it has such a broad meaning. We've only touched on the tip of the iceberg. Subhan Allah wa silyl are hammer another way of earning Jenna.
Another way of an agenda, maintain your family relations. Why does Allah say this? Because it's hard. It's very difficult. You have to have politics in every single home without exception.
I took the liberty of saying that
extended family, maybe not in your nuclear family, but in your extended family. If you have a large extended family, it's impossible not to have politics.
Who from amongst you has absolutely no politics in your entire extended family put up your hand?
I don't see a single well, mind you I see half a hand. That means I've only got half politics, where Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us May. That means Allah has given every one of us an opportunity to engage in a difficult act of worship, that will fast track our entry to General. That's what it means.
Because if Allah didn't want it, he wouldn't have kept it that way. There's politics between father and son and so on. I don't even need to go into the details. So you know, our ham liaison was to be McAfee in Naaman Rasul Allah demon EDA him who was a person who maintains the family ties is not the one who has a tit for tat relationship you give me I give you you come to my house, I come to you as you invite me I invite you know, it is a one who goes out of his way to build a or to to rebuild a broken relationship.
And in order to do that, you have to sometimes say I'm sorry, when it's actually not your fault. You have to sometimes go out and say, Look, I really am sorry, we need to sort this thing out. May Allah subhanho wa Taala soften our hearts May Allah subhanho wa Taala use us to build relationships and not to destroy them. So the Hadith continues similar hum
of Shu Salam O Allah.
Wa Salatu was Salam ala nasaan em, fulfill voluntary prayers when everyone is asleep. So people are asleep and I get up
Why am I getting up? I'm not showing off to anyone because no one knows I'm getting up only Allah knows. So I'm showing off to Allah and Allah alone, you do deeds do them for Allah no one needs to know. This is why the Hadith speaks of the the quality of a charity where even the left hand does not know what the right hand has spent, that person will be granted a special place on the Day of Judgment. And ultimately, if you're a VIP on the Day of Judgment, you have to end up in paradise
Sharla by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala
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a man who gave or a woman who gives out a charity and kept it secret. Sometimes it is worth your while to announce it, if it is going to encourage others genuinely is no harm. But wherever you can keep it between you and Allah, no one knows what you've done. After you die, people might find out hey, this person used to give me something every month I used to come and collect. Where's the person Oh, he's passed away.
Keep these deeds. So at the end of the Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says,
Those who fulfill these deeds, they will intergender with so much of ease. These are some of the blocks that I've made mentioned off and let's continue and make mention of a few more powerful block you want to know one powerful building block paradissa one day
by the name of RBI, even the capitalization capitalists let me on the alarm and he says I was with Muhammad Salallahu Salam and I came to him with some water for him to make whoo and he says ask and you will be given.
Which means whenever you want, ask
and you'll be given
imagine the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam telling any one of us asks, say what you want and you'll be given what would we say?
Good question, isn't it? We will be making you after dunya Allah I need to get married. Oh Allah I need a car I need a house I need a salary I need money they
say I mean come on man. Whoo that was allowed. I mean, Mashallah. I think your Minister of Finance will know why it's becoming strong, Masha, Allah
We would ask all sorts of things, but Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam his companions was so in love with him. sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says Luca modificata Coffee gentlemen.
I just want to be with you in paradise. Wow. Subhana Allah. Imagine he was so selfish. He's being told to ask you will be given. And he says I asked you your companionship in paradise.
Do you know what the prophet sallallahu Sallam says?
For me Allah LFC can be castrati suit.
Yes. So help me
to get you that
by prostrating a lot.
freeing yourself in such that often and inshallah you'll get what you've just asked for.
Subhana Allah with us even the font of Salah is a mission. Do you agree? It's a mission meaning Mashallah, we might be reading it, but sometimes you see, oh, no, I just, I just put my head down now and look around. That's your agenda. Come on, get up. That's your paradise. This might be just the last time you can do that. May Allah make it easy for us? Really? We become so lazy, but what are you doing in Salah you need to know you are putting your head on the ground for the one who made you that's what you're doing. You say oh you who made me. I love you. I declare that you are the highest, you are the greatest. I'm praising you. I am nothing I am at your mercy. So leave your head
on the ground. Go into that posture and position, even outside Salah. Go into the posture position, you get a lot of comfort from it. You can praise Allah in that posture, no harm. Obviously Salah is ideal, but sometimes you may even want to go into the pasture because it makes you feel spiritually good. closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala of caribou Maya Kunal Abdullah of Bihar who was the closest that a slave is to Allah is when he is in the position of frustration.
Mel accepted from us, may he make it easy for us. So that's also another beautiful, beautiful way of earning gentlemen.
Then we get to some of the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Okay, we've spoken about the Hadith, but let's look at some of the verses of the Quran. And we've already mentioned the Hadees but I want to draw your attention to some beautiful verses. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about making haste
rush, don't delay
When it comes to seeking the forgiveness of Allah because asking Allah forgiveness is one way of fast tracking your journey.
If I say A stands for Allah, Allah, I seek your forgiveness by the will of Allah. If I return to Allah, if I repent to Allah, we are all human beings, aren't we? We've all done these that we're not proud of, haven't we? At the same time, I might lose hope we might be thinking today we're listening about Jenna, but I've done such a bad deed, myself included, we've done a lot of deeds we we shouldn't have done and perhaps we're not proud of, and we need the forgiveness of. So Allah says, Don't worry, we know.
If you make haste and come quickly back to us, no matter what you've done, we will still give you paradise.
So listen to these two verses the first one
verse number 133, of surah. Allah Emraan Allah says, was it Oh, feel to
be como Gen.
Make haste towards seeking the forgiveness of Allah or make haste towards the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala and paradise. As a result, you get paradise ask Allah, Allah forgive me. Oh, that's a powerful verse. The verse continues long, meaning that it's a long verse, but I've only mentioned the main part of it.
But there is another directory's
addressing those who have committed adultery, those who have committed immorality, those who've done bad deeds. Allah says Subhan Allah,
verse number 136, of surah. Allah Imran when Medina
fusa home, those who have oppressed themselves, those who have committed immorality, immorality includes all these sins, the fact that it includes adultery, fornication, what have you, all other sorts of immorality, immoral behavior, that you know, being hooked on to pornography, everything else that is immoral, is included in this verse. So Allah is addressing us and saying, those who have engaged in this type of behavior, you still have hope for gender.
You still have hope? What is the hope? Allah says those who have done these bad deeds and they have oppressed themselves? Then they remember Allah, they regret Oh, what did I do? That Corolla for Stanford, rubidium, and then they say, Oh Allah, I seek your forgiveness for what I've just done.
And Allah says, and who forgives besides Allah, so they're doing the right thing? Who forgives besides Allah? Allah is the forgiver
and then they do not continue in their bad way. The same verse says, while I'm you Saru Allah, Masha, Allah wa homea alone, they do not knowingly and intentionally continue in their bad ways. They come out they ask Allah forgiveness, and they say, yeah, Allah forgive me, I've wronged myself and they don't continue in that evil. Allah says,
Allahu Akbar, those are the people who will engender listen to the entire verse.
Hafiz, mirror beam.
Callie de NaVi majula Mini, for those will be forgiveness from Allah and entry into paradise Subhan Allah forever and ever, you will be in paradise. Allah says, what a good recompense for those who did good. What was the good you? Did? You just committed a sin? The good you did was you repented to Allah.
So seeking forgiveness of Allah will fast track your entry into gentlemen. Definitely. That is your agenda. You want paradise ask Allah forgiveness. Whenever you have committed a sin regret. A sign of Eman is that you regret either Salat kaha, Salah Toka Casa Casa taka antemortem, in the prophets of Allah wa salam says, When your good deed makes you feel good, and your bad deed makes you regret. It's a sign that you're a true believer.
Because if you don't believe you can do bad deeds, and you say, Wow, that was nice. And then you carry on and you're planning it again. That means Where's your email? But if you're a Mormon, you feel so guilty about it. If it's no, I shouldn't have done this. It's bad.
So Panama. So remember this, Allah has addressed directly in verse number 136 of surah. Allah among those who have engaged in immorality and sin and transgressed against themselves, he says, If you ask for forgiveness, we will forgive your sins and we will give you paradise for eternity.
Forever and ever, paradise will be yours. And what a great deed what the good recompense for you who have just done such a great deed and what's the deep repentance?
So, isn't that such a beautiful verse Subhana Allah, doesn't it give us hope? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us Jenna
then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the women as well, in such a beautiful way, you know, the Arabic language is such that linguistically, if there are a group of people and from amongst them their masculine and feminine, you can use a masculine pronoun to refer to all and the women are included in that. So Pamela, perhaps because her work may peace be upon her was created from Adam, Mashallah.
That's just my experience handler. You know, it's not from Revelation, but I'm just saying, linguistically. Yes. When you use in the Arabic language, the male pronoun, plural, it includes the women as well. But in the case of Jelena
Allah separates the two and Allah says, Wait, we want to even give the women good news. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, What am I Melina Sahni had to record in
me, whoever does good deeds, whether they are male or they are female? For as long as they are believers, Allah says for them will be paradise.
Imagine ally speaking about both. Why did he decide to speak about women as well to give them hope.
They are an important part of society and community and the oma. They are the mothers of all those who had given so much in terms of sacrifice for the oma and they too have sacrificed in an even bigger way, but perhaps hidden from the eye.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept all the sacrifices of our mothers and grant them gender and grant us gender through their service. May He make us more patient and tolerant with our own mothers, myself included?
Myself included? Say I mean for me Come on. Mashallah.
So, this is a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he has definitely blessed us with it. I want to end
with one or two beautiful verses the one where Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks in Surah Kahf.
and how it will be brought closer for certain people. Who are these people I want to know.
So, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and this is verse number 31.
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Jenna has been brought close, close. For the turkey, with Turkey means those who are conscious of Allah. It's not far, it's not far, gender has been brought close. For those who are keen, who are conscious of Allah. So who are they, Allah says, has
been heavy. This is what has been promised. This is what has been guaranteed for every awaba and hafeez. Who is in a world a worm is a person who constantly returns to Allah, a person who turns to Allah, a person who repents to Allah, a person who constantly goes back towards Allah, if they drifting, they quickly go back that is known as a worker, one who constantly goes back to Allah, everything, every time you go back to Allah. And Haffield is a person who protects his promise unto Allah, He protects himself, he tries or she tries to protect himself or herself, to end the pleasure of Allah. Let us try our best to protect ourselves so that we can earn the pleasure of Allah you and
I know what's right and wrong. But we just need the power to walk on the path, the acceptance to walk upon it.
And who was once asked about the path, and he spoke about how a person would be having to protect themselves while walking through a rose bush perhaps where there are so many phones and you would have to protect your clothing and yourself while you're walking through that path. And definitely on the straight path. They will always be shaped and trying to poke us and freak us and trying to harm us and divert us. Don't be diverted be an A well be a person who turns back to Allah Allah agenda will come in for you.
Be a happy person who protects as best as you can.
Islam, his promise unto Allah Subhana Allah
then Allah continues to explain who are these people who is the awaba and the happy man Hashi. Man abiel ye be
Whoever has protected himself
May Allah make it easy for us, you know what that means? That means when nobody is watching and everything is facilitated, to commit wrong and you just protect yourself and say, No, no one's watching. And at the same time, no one's watching so you don't just sleep over for job you still get up, you're on your on your own, but you still got up, no one's watching but you're still obeying the laws command because you know, allies watching.
the amount of contentment long term that you achieve by having protected yourself is far greater than the fake false temporary delight that you might have felt for a split moment whilst engaging in sin. May Allah forgive us and grant us all the strength to walk on the path.
And the beautiful way Allah words it he says Monica Sheila man I believe whoever is fearful of Allah, one of the most merciful, he could have said, Masha Allah, whoever is fearful of Allah. He says, Whoever has the Hashi. Sasha is a far deeper word Subhana Allah, it would include the humbleness the person who has softened towards Allah, towards a man he uses his name or a man in this instance, because he wants to show you and I that he is the most forgiving, he loves us. Every rule that he has placed is only because of his mercy. We think oh, it's hard. And that is His mercy. Allah knows what is best for you. When you go to school, you study and you sweat and you spend all
night and we'll book after book because you know, I have to study because I have to pass the exam. And when the examination comes into play, you need to write the answers you get there early, you work hard, you toil Subhana Allah you fulfill the rules they tell you no eating no drinking. No, there's no that no looking in the other direction. You don't look anywhere. Why? Because if I just got to look here, where's my paper? If I do this, looking at somebody else's paper, oh, no yoga, his brother, Mashallah, you will be disqualified. You're cheating. Appreciate your paper.
And I'm not calling women paper. But at the same time, it's an example to learn from it really is something interesting.
That's your examination. Look at it. Look at your pay all these rules, we were ready to accept them for a little mere examination here in the world. What about the examination that's going to take us to paradise in this world? You're going to get a PhD Okay, you got a top job and you earn 50 million green gates a year. Mashallah brilliant. Did that get you gentlemen? No.
It can. But it didn't.
If you have your connection with Allah, yes, indeed, if not, you've suffered a loss.
So this is why Allah uses the term, man and this verse to say whoever is conscious of a man. And he comes on the Day of Judgment, a lot of what I can cry when it when it when I say this, anyone who comes on the Day of Judgment, with a heart that is softened towards Allah, Allah says, For us, gentlemen,
anyone who comes on the Day of Judgment, with a heart that is turning towards Allah and softened, is definitely going to be told
that he can
enter Paradise with ease, no harm, nothing. This is the day that you will be living you will be the day of eternity you're going to be going in there eternally.
How did we get paradise? We got it because we had a good heart. We had a good heart, not that I commit sin and sin but my heart is good. That's not what is meant.
Some people commit sin day and night and they say, Hey, don't judge me. I got a good art.
You cannot use the phrase don't judge me in order to run away and justify sin and bad behavior. No, we won't judge you my brother or my sister. But remember, Allah is the judge. He has the right to judge you He knows. So he will take into consideration your deeds as well as your heart.
Allah definitely knows the heart. So if you have a muneeb muneeb also is referring to those who turn back to Allah who returned to Allah, the heart that is softened towards Allah, Allah say intergender.
So now we've heard inshallah, how
to engender, and some of the blocks and the building blocks that we would actually that would help us to our entry into paradise May Allah grant us paradise. And the last thing I want to mention in Surah, Yaseen, you know the story of yassine we all say sort of a scene, a scene, but do you know the story of your scene? The story is of a man. And that men went to his people and call them towards Allah and told them to follow the messengers, and they didn't listen. They didn't want to listen. And he kept on and he persisted, and he insisted, and they didn't want to listen.
You know, Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
I mean? Medina to Juneau he is, a man from the innermost part of the city came running. What did he say?
He says, Oh, my people follow the messengers, those who ask of you nothing. They don't ask you any Recompense. Subhan Allah follow them.
And then Allah says, This is what I'm trying to get to.
Subhana Allah, ke Laddu.
It was told to him into paradise.
The man was told to enter Paradise. What did he do? What was his deed? his deed was used to call everyone else towards goodness, what did we say early on this morning. We said you call others towards goodness, it will make it easy for you to walk on the path. So call as many people as you can towards goodness, don't be afraid. Don't be shy. Call them your family members, your colleagues wherever else you can, if you really so so embarrassed songs, little law, at least print it in a book or have a DVD or a CD and give it to them say I'd like you to know my faith. I'd like you to know what I something that really helped me give take this, it really helped me give it to them, no
matter who they are. Tomorrow, they will come and say well, I hit my system that changed my life. And then you can cry and say, Oh Allah, all I need from you now is acceptance.
Or like acceptance. Sometimes our deeds are so poor, that the hope we have in entering through our deeds is almost new. But we have hoped that Oh Allah, whoever has been guided through an effort that you've allowed us to make perhaps we might enter Paradise through their deeds because we're going to get a full reward for whatever they've done. Maybe.
So when he was told in two gentlemen, do you know what he says? Yeah, let me
be what Jelani mean alchemy, how I wish it I hope that my people knew how Allah gave me gentlemen on let me Forgive me. And he's granted me on this. I just wish my people knew what has happened to me. So panela, which means what I did was not in vain. I tried my capacity, every one of us has a different capacity, but in your own capacity, Allah knows it.
Call towards Allah. And remember, come to the path agenda. Today, we've mentioned so many points. How many of these points do we have, the more the greater the chances? So at least if you have one solid point, sometimes there is a certain thing that's so difficult for you to do but you only do it for Allah will lie perhaps that will be the winning ticket. where Allah subhanho wa Taala grant agenda or sallallahu wasallam Allah Allah Mohammed Subhan, Allah subhana wa salam or behind the condition of Allah, Allah, Allah and Mr. soroka wanted to be unique.