Channel: Mufti Menk
30 Jan 2022
Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah who Allah Allah He was happy Germaine Allahumma salli ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala ala Sayyidina Muhammad in wa barik wa sallim ala masala ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa sahbihi wa barik wa salim, my beloved brothers and sisters, were all seated here in this beautiful house of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the city of Durban, here in the suburb of Musgrave, and do you realize that every one of us has been impacted by something?
We are here for a reason. That reason is connected to our belief.
And the reason is connected to the fact that we are Muslims. And the reason is connected to the fact that we consider ourselves fortunate to be from among the followers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam chosen by Allah subhanho wa taala. That's the reason had it not been for the deen of Allah, we would not have been here, had it not been for the gift of Allah Almighty, that He sent His most Beloved, the best of creation, the most noble of all prophets.
Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam, to us, we would not have been here.
And this is the reason why the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has a rank higher than anyone else.
Quite simple. If I can break it down and re explain it.
He says to us, Manson Asuna Tang Hassan Athens, Allahu aji Roja. What are you, Roman? Camila, Bihar Illa Yahoomail pa Mati Lyon caso de Alikum. In Audrey him, Cheyenne,
whoever sets a good example or teaches something good will have a reward. Not only for that good. But for everyone who followed that good. Right up to the day of judgment without a decrease in anyone's rewards. So if you teach me something, you get a reward for every time I benefit from it, or do what you taught me. And then when I teach 10 others, you are getting a reward or 11. And when each one of them teaches 10 others you are getting a reward for 110. And when each one of them teach another 10 You're getting a reward for 1000s and 1000s. And millions and billions and trillions of people who came onto the earth from that time to the end of time.
And here is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he taught us La Ilaha illa Allah, Mohammed muda Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Imagine the reward he is clocking and getting for every single good deed that every single Muslim has done from the time of the Sahaba of the Allahu Allah home.
The millions and the billions of Muslims who have existed thus far, including the billions on Earth right now, for every search that that takes place at every moment across the globe, who is getting the reward sallallahu alayhi wasallam
every goodness that you engage in, that is brought to you by Allah subhanho wa Taala through Nabina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his status is being elevated as we speak. And as we breed, and as our hearts are beating.
Yet, he already had the highest status prior to him even being sent to
sallallahu alayhi wasallam
it is impossible for us to imagine the reward, the blessings,
that Allah has bestowed
upon his favorite
upon the best of creation, the most noble of all prophets of Allah. And this is why to have chosen him as the final messenger
is also one of the greatest honors of Allah.
When he spoke about children, he asked us to try to have more children
Fi in MIMO by him become OMA Maja woman Yama. He says because through you
I will be
the prophet who has the largest following on the day of judgment based on the fact
that the OMA reproduces.
May Allah make it easy for fathers and mothers. Because there is no point in having so many children when you know that you cannot offer them the quality of the team that is expected of you to have given them
the reward of a man who has children is not connected to the mere fact that he has children or the mother has children. It's connected to the type of upbringing you give them.
The hadith says you have two daughters and other says three daughters one even says one daughter, if you are to give her a good upbringing,
such that she is steadfast and understands her connection with Allah and fulfills her duties and grows up to be a person conscious of Allah. And then you get him married to someone who is conscious of Allah.
In return for that, you get Jana. That's what the Hadith says. Why? Why doesn't the Hadith speak about the boys? Simple.
When you have a daughter, you are going to raise someone who is going to leave your home.
Someone who will then be with another in such a way that the authority of the other will supersede yours. It's not easy. As me I have daughters, three of whom are already married. It's not a joke to give your children away, especially your daughters. You don't know what the man is going to do. All you want is respect. You've never shouted, screamed, yelled at your own daughter. You've never thrown at her. But here comes a man with a big beard. He's sweating your daughter. He's shouting at her. He wants to slap her now the biller Would you allow that it is forbidden in Islam. You don't behave like anything else. Besides men, a believer, believer, you are a believer, it must show in
early, look at the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam not out of pride, not out of arrogance. He says I am the best from amongst all of you to his wives. And the best of you are those who are the best to your wives. He says it loud and clear. Subhanallah
imagine you going on to the earth today and telling the people the mess in the peace be upon him said the best of you the best to your wives. They will probably say what kind of a religion is this? One law he is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has said something and it is confirmed and authenticated that he said it you whether you understand it or not. It is the absolute fact. There is nothing that can ever be
more factual than the statements of our NABI. sallallahu alayhi wasallam whether you understand it or not, is something else. It's got nothing to do with it being right.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when Allah sent him to us, He sent the best,
the highest rank
from all creatures of Allah subhanahu wata Allah.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala favored us by sending him to us.
My beloved brothers, my dear sisters,
it is only those who understand and appreciate a favor who are able to fulfill its requirements.
If I were to give you the latest Rolls Royce Cullinan 2022 For those of you who might know what it is,
you might not know how to even start the car.
You won't even know how to operate it.
For some of you, you might say what is that? I saw a Toyota down the road which is even better. That's what you might say. Because you have no clue as to what you're just given. You don't know what you're given. When you realize what you're given and you appreciate it. That is the only time you will be able to fulfill its rights. We have failed as an OMA
individually but not collectively.
as a whole is protected by Allah. But individually, we need to correct ourselves. We need to constantly improve ourselves. We need to constantly look at the heart
and clean it. For indeed the heart is the place where the diseases lie both physical and spiritual.
Anyone has a problem go to the doctors they say get a blood test done for what? Because it's connected to the blood the blood pumps from where the heart
the heart so you know what you are deficient.
And what you have too much of be it sugar or whatever else it may be. May Allah cure all of us
that Amin was quite louder.
May Allah grant us cure,
but your check from the blood in the same way, your spiritual diseases also check from the same heart.
You have malice, envy, jealousy, hatred. All of these were warned against by Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah, Allah Amarin, either for ultimo moto Hobbiton, should I not show you something if you were to do it, love would increase between you before you get to what it is. That first part of the statement means love between you is important. That's what it means. Even if someone did not tell you what the thing was, that would get you to love each other. The mere fact that Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is telling you that I want to show you something that will increase the love between you already depicts the importance of love between us. Do we have it? The answer is
no. I'm jealous of him because he's got 50 rands more than mine, and this guy is jealous of everybody else, because that he is doing better than the other. This one is jealous because he married a prettier woman of Rola sorry for saying that, but it happens. This is the real life that man is burning simply because another is more popular than him. The other one is creating fitna simply because this one here has done better than him for what?
In nonhazardous Kunal
Kamata colonna will hop up, here is nothing Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam whose life we celebrate on a daily basis every day as salam alayka Are you Hannah bu wa Rahmatullah. You are baraka to Allahu Akbar. I repeat that so many times a day and so to all of us if you don't, your Salah is not valid and you're not even a Muslim. If you don't fulfill your Salah and Abdullah the banana Verbena who mashallah, from Antara kaha mata ammidon photographer
the meta between us and the disbelievers is the five daily prayers. Whoever leaves them out intentionally cannot call himself or herself in the fold of Islam. So here is nappy, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we send blessings and salutations upon him on a daily basis. He is telling us jealousy eats away your good deeds, no matter how many you have. You can have had you can have Xhaka you can have so many fasting you can fast every Monday and Thursday. You can have your son address, you can have your sooner look, you can have Salah in the first but if you have jealousy in your heart, those good deeds are being eaten away. According to Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi
wa sallam, so clean your heart and we're in the field just
behold he says he raised his voice you know how he raised his voice? Why do you think I'm raising my voice today? It's not normal, right?
You normally say this guy is calm.
Cannot Allah is Allah Allahu Allah He was a llama. It
was a Babu. What not what what was mirage? Who can know who among the rotation your Colusa Baja Kuma circum at times the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he used to lecture when he used to deliver a sermon. He used to raise his voice.
His eyes became red, His face became red.
He raised his voice
and he warned the people as though he was wanting an army of an enemy coming in the morning or the evening.
There is an enemy coming every morning and evening. And during the day, his name is bliss.
Don't allow him to overtake you. Not at all clean your hearts
as Sahabi at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi
wa sallam was pointed at by the blessing finger have Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as he walked away
and he tells his companions if you would like to see a man from Jana, look at that man walking away the Sahaba of the Allahu Anhu were concerned they were all wanted to be from among the people of Ghana. Do you know what?
Some of them went on to find out? What was it? Maybe this man is engaged in what?
At night, he must be standing in Salah right? Man of Jannah he must be standing in Salah. He must be reading more sooner and Nephin he must be giving out charities. He must be fasting every Monday and Thursday. He must be doing this deed and that did whatever it may or may not have been. They wanted to know.
Finally when they got to find out from the man himself,
he said there's nothing extra I do.
It's just that when I recline into my bed in the evening,
I take a look at my heart
and I removed from it
feeling against anybody and everybody else from the OMA.
I sleep with a clean heart.
Can you do it?
Just that one did. It is the most difficult deed.
But you can try.
Your life will be content. You will be a happy man. You will be an amazing individual because spiritually you are connecting with Allah.
The people around you are not here by mere coincidence for you and I it may be coincidence for Allah. Trust me it was planned before you were born. That the man sitting next to you in Musgrave at the masjid today was meant to be sitting next to you today
is no coincidence who Allah you and I it's coincidence.
And guess who he is? He's a man I had a major business fallout with
Are you going to turn us yes Salam aleikum. Allah Allahu Akbar.
Allah wa Akbar
Allah ado, look, Amala Ambrym Eva for ultimo. hota Hobbiton.
Should I not show you something? If you were to do it, the love would increase between you of Shu salaam abena, calm, spread the salam among you greet those you know those who don't know those who are old, those who are young, those who are whatever, whoever.
Greet them Salaam Alaikum. Teach your children to greet the adults. And you as an adult, greet the children also, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam being an A be of Allah, and not any ordinary in a be the greatest of all sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he used to greet some of those young people and talk to them and joke with them.
Ask them simple questions that were related to them and so on.
Why? Because we are concerned of the building of an OMA, it's not got to do with my life and yours. It's got to do with generations to follow. Where is your concern? Your Pocket? Sorry, that's very narrow. Where is your concern? Just you and your locality? Very narrow. Where is your concern? Just your type and your people? Very narrow. But if your concern is 200 years from today, where are we going to be? Let me show the seeds, then you are talking business?
Business what type of business to gyrotron Malla. Business with Allah. Oh Allah, I'm planting a seed. Everyone who follows this, let me get a reward for it.
So imagine Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
I shall Allah who told him when she saw as a wife that
his blessing, legs and feet was swelling because of him standing long hours.
In Salah in prayer at night.
She says oh messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He was standing long hours until it is causing the swelling.
And yet, you are one who is going to be the first in Jana in paradise. You have such a high status. And she mentioned and mentioned whatever she had to mention. Do you know what he looked at her? And he says, A fella Akuna Abdon shakoora. I know Allah has given me everything. I know my status, obviously he would know it.
His humbleness and humility was greater than yours and mine, and we have nothing. He had everything. But he was more humble than you and I who have nothing in comparison
with the haughtiness of the people today,
you want to be haughty, proud you think you are. They are people who had it. They knew it. They were there. They have the status they had so much, but they were still humbled. I always think of the incident of when the angels came to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam they couldn't bear what was happening. And the instruction that they brought from Allah was that if you just tell us, just give us a little time we will crunch these people.
He knew he could deal with these enemies.
But what did he do? sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah Who Madico me for in a home lie Allah. O Allah.
Guide My people for indeed they don't know. They don't know. If they knew they would never do this.
My brothers my sisters, the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us Allah, we're in a pill just a de la MOBA. Either Salah had Salah just had to Kulu what either facade that facade. Just
allow he'll call boo. Behold, in this body of yours, there is a piece of flesh.
If it is pure and clean, entire body will be pure and clean. And if it is sick, and dirty,
corrupt, the whole body will be sick, dirty and corrupt. Behold, it is the heart Subhanallah
that is a powerful message of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
who was he telling that to the Companions and who were they? They were the best of the Lord?
Are you thinking
this is advising clean your heart to to Abu Bakr, Omar Osman Ali. Allahu Anhu they were the best of the luck did they get angry and upset Hey, what you're telling me clean my heart what you think it's clear
to people Durbin night.
Allah grant us is I don't mean it in a bad way. It's just a matter of accent. by Jerome, you tell someone clean your hearts what you think
Allah grant us is
he was telling the best of the people who did not really have so much of a problem
but he was so delighted to receive it and to look into their hearts. Omar Baba mon Genova man. He asked for the payment earlier man, about the Allah who I know. Eva, you are fortunate. The messenger peace be upon him, told you the hypocrites Tell me Who are they? He says I can't tell you who they are. Because that was just something that was told to me as an Amana. He says okay, if you cannot tell me who they are, is the name of Ramadan that lists La hawla wala Quwata illa biLlah. Would any one of us go to a man? just for argument's sake, if the man had the list of hypocrites, do you ever think you would go there and say please is my name there? No way. No, John, how can I be a
hypocrite? I make five Shala my dirty goes all the way to my stomach. How can I be hypocrite? Oh, by the way, it means a beard for those who don't know.
I tell you,
people better than you and I will warn about things. That if we were warned about by people around us, we would stop talking to them.
Right or wrong? Someone's just in your heart. See what
Subhanallah here we are today.
I am telling you,
one of the major disasters that we are facing in today's materialistic world, is that our hearts
need attention and wedding it respectfully.
Clean your heart, look at someone black or white or green or yellow, or whoever it may be. Do you feel a love in your heart towards them simply because of the Shahada? If not, you have a problem.
You have a problem? To love someone you love them. You see him, youngster, old person, young person, no matter what race where they come from, do you think for a moment you are better than them? If the answer is yes, you have a problem. Do you feel the love in your heart? If the answer is no, you have a problem.
When will we learn to love each other for the sake of Allah?
We only love a circle that we're involved with.
Do you feel for the rest?
This is the OMA. We are celebrating
the birth of Rasulullah salAllahu alayhi wasallam the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. The message of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the entire existence of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Look at the warnings he issued. Look at what he said you need to love each other. You are my mama, you are my mama. That's who you are.
So love each other. Look after each other. You will have differences, no harm. But remember, when you resolve them with love with kindness with goodness, and sometimes they may not be resolved.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tried very hard, he left all the instructions with us. You know what the Companions used to say? Mataranka Chiron in LA with the Lana alayhi wa ala Shaban Illa had Donna Minh, who in one narration had tele Hora Sirata
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not leave any goodness, except
that he taught us about it. And he did not leave any
sinful or harmful or prohibited thing except that he warned us about it.
So much so that he even taught us how to clean up after we use the loo
after the call of nature to worship, that was also taught by the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
My brothers my sisters, we are part of an Omar
we are fortunate.
On the day of piano,
we will be recognized by
the places that we had washed.
When we made wudu five times a day
we will be recognized by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
For those who fulfilled the rights of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for those who try to fulfill His instruction for those who understood the value of being a member of the Ummah, we are part of one huge, huge, huge goodness.
How many people are there in the soma, millions and billions from the beginning up to the end? They'll probably be more than a trillion may be way beyond that. I have no figure. Allah alone knows it. And every time every one fulfills salah, Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is getting a full reward. Full reward.
Every time you give a sadaqa how much sadaqa do you think has the OMA given not in the last month? The last month could be a few trillion trust me.
Not in the last year. It could be you need to be a Zimbabwean to know the number.
Not millions and millions. No.
But in the last 1400 years, how many gazillions were probably given in the path of Allah who gets a full reward for every little droplet spent?
Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. The reason I mentioning this just to highlight to you a portion of the status Have you thought of it?
A portion of the status
If when you are sacrificing an animal, you get the reward equivalent to so much for sacrificing the animal during the order here are what is known as qurbani. Imagine how many animals have been sacrificed from the beginning to now, every single one of them.
Full reward goes to Nabina Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, he's already at the top. He's already the highest. He's already right there. But it's clocking and clocking and clocking and clocking and clocking. And when I was sitting and thinking about it, I was thinking was such a cheap example of the world today to say the richest man, imagine he's so rich. If he makes big, big investments, he'll keep on getting more and more and more, and the others what about them? Subhan Allah, then I realized that example is too low for Nabi Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, you can't even do it.
May Allah accept from us?
Do you realize whose Alma you are?
Do you realize what burden you're carrying on your shoulders? Do you Do you realize who's Ambassador you are? Now when you scream and you shout What an embarrassment you are instead of an ambassador?
Now when you yell at home, or when you beat up someone or threaten another, or do a dirty business deal, or cheat and deceive, or you're filled with hatred and jealousy, and enmity against someone who might be closer to Allah than you, do you realize what you've just done?
May Allah make it easy? It's not worth it. Life is too short. How long do you want to live? 70 years is good enough.
I see people looking at me I'm already 75 They say
okay, add another bonus.
How much do you want to say 100? Mashallah. But you still have to go. What is 100 years? Do you know what it is?
It's a flash.
Ask those who are 50 You already half a century
How long did it take 250 years to pass a flesh. Right?
A flesh. You have to go back to Allah my brother, my sister. There's no chance no way that you're not going to go back. You came you're going to go back mean her find her corner comb while be Hi, Nori,
Amin, regio, koonta, rotten
Lavaca. We created you from it, we will return you to it and we will resurrect you from it one day again.
You have to go back to Allah you have to and so do I prepare for the day. What should you do?
Engage in lots of Salawat Allah Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says, The one who deserves my intercession the most on the Day of Judgment will be the one who sent the most blessings and salutations upon me.
Go for it.
Even if you just say sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, many times a day.
You are getting there. It is an investment.
Thereafter engaging lots of skill far, seek the forgiveness of Allah and seek the forgiveness of the people whom you have wronged. Don't be ashamed to go up brother. I wronged you, I slandered you. I lied about you. I wronged you behind your back. Please forgive me. Don't be shy. Don't be shy. Don't be ashamed. Subhan Allah. The other day, there was some
scholar who came to me. He told me I want to seek your forgiveness for what I said. I was shocked. I said, I would never believe you said something. He said.
He told me in order, mature, accurate difficulty.
I'm thinking about the hereafter. I'm worried. I think I wronged you. I just don't want anything between you and me on the day of judgment. I was shocked. And I was too shy to ask him what was it? But something inside was itching to say asked him what was it? I want to know what is it you did what you said.
so there was a bother with me.
He tells me you know, I look at these Alama as though they are Sahaba men. And I'm listening.
And today I realize that they're not Sahaba
I said you know what? They have on their shoulders, the work of the Sahaba
that's why this man came
when he came.
Forget about me saying no, it's okay. Never mind. I started worrying about myself to say I need to start going to a few people here and day five
wrong. You are saying hey this guy came to me to say sorry. In the interim shaitan is making you forget that you need to go to so many others to say sorry. He's just showing you by example, Allah sent him to you so that you can clean your record with others. Nevermind his record with you understand the difference. This is the clean heart to clean the heart I needed to today I'm talking this talk is for me, in sha Allah after that for all of us, if you benefit Alhamdulillah The idea is in the heart, the OMA is struggling and suffering.
If Nabina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wound his companions, those companions you cannot compare them to the old Lama of today. We are weak. The old Lama themselves have weakness. One is fighting the other the same jealousy we talk about from the Hadith, they will teach that hadith in the Hadith lesson inside the inside the school or the madrasa, but they will also be struggling from that same quality. They also need help. I need help. You need help. That's why we talk to each other.
My brothers, my sisters, I see it here and now. If I have wronged any one of you forgive me, forgive me. I promise you I did not do it intentionally. I may have said the word I may have ignored.
She has an I might not have responded to your phone call but it's not intentional. Martial.
We are human. It happens to hold it in your heart. Let's go to Jana together. I want to end with one question. I have a lot to say. But next year if Allah gives us the life we gather here again.
I have one question.
If Allah tells you, I give you John If Allah tells you I give you Jana.
But your neighbor in Jana is going to be your worst enemy here in the dunya. What will you
think of someone you don't like to see their face? And I'm not telling you for eternity is going to be unable in Jana? I can tell you my answer. Oh, Allah grant me Jana. What happens to the rest is okay. Everything is fine. Put whoever you want on my left and my right for as long as I am there. Okay, we succeeded.
Because once you get there, what does that
Allah says we have snatched out of their hearts.
Any negative feeling? There will be no negative feeling.
And you get what you want. I just need to get there. You know, someone asked me a question that will my cap come to Jana? Because I really miss my cat. And this question has repeated itself hundreds of times, you know, you have a pet, you get close to the pet, your pet dies, what happens? You cry more than you cry when your neighbor died.
But at the same time,
it's a human feeling. You have to face it, you are close to your pets. The question arises, will my pet be in paradise? You know what I said? Wala he the true answer is
work on getting to paradise. That's the answer. Once you get there, when you are there. And once you arrive in Jannah what ever you think of you will get you will have it is yours. But from now you cannot decide what you want there. In terms of things like this.
You say yeah, Allah, my Rolex, please, when I die, I need it in general, what Rolex? What you're talking about. And the example I gave is, you know, when you were in the wombs of your mothers, you must have enjoyed something there. Imagine if you at that time thought to yourself,
I love the taste of this. whatever's coming in here in my system, it's feeling so nice. It's really amazing. Do you even remember that? Not even number one.
Not even you don't even remember what it was right? Number one. Number two is if I were to bring it all for you today, do you want it? Would you like it? Not at all. It's no longer applicable. May Allah Almighty grant us ease and Jana May Allah Almighty grant us love. May Allah Almighty help us to help one another. May Allah Almighty help us to guide one another correctly and to realize and understand the value of this great messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam whom we have been chosen to be a part of is OMA
and may Allah Almighty grant us all the best of this world and the next Akula poli Harada SallAllahu wasallam albaraka ala Nabina Muhammad mashallah, this Masjid it's my first time here.
I know when it was B when it was still in the planning stages it was amazing where we saw the plans and what was going to happen and I promised that I will come in sha Allah but as you know the world changed a little bit travel was restricted a little bit here and they and by the middle of Allah today we are where we are. So Brother O'Brien are the architects of this Masjid Masha Allah, may Allah make it in your misson has an mela make it in your scale of good deeds and all those professionals in the entire team who are involved in this Masjid of Santa, may Allah grant you Jenna in return for Allah, it is something simple, but it's us who need to appreciate when people put such
an effort in achieving something, you know what, let us try our best to make use of these facilities, all the massage they are the houses of Allah. People create facilities for us. Come use the facility and inshallah everyone gets a good reward. Well, I've heard that one and Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen