Channel: Mufti Menk
Lecture delivered in Northampton hosted by al Rahma, delivered at Al Jamatul Muslimeen Masjid on St George’s St. This was initially beamed on Instagram live.
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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah, Allah He was happy he
was we always praise Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we thank him
for giving us the opportunities that He has given us for forgiving our shortcomings, for being so merciful and kind
for opening doors that we haven't even sought the opening of,
and for closing doors of harm and danger that we've never even imagined. And we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household, his companions, all of them. And we ask Allah to bless every one of us and our offspring to come up to the end. My brothers and sisters
this was not meant to be
the way it turned out to be.
But we thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for it.
My friend shahina Lachman invited me some time back to come to his place.
Allah blessed him with a little baby girl, nella, Grant all of us goodness in our children and those who don't have children, may Allah bless you with children say I mean,
even if you're not married, you still have to say
the reason is if you're not married, and you say I mean two children, it means a lot needs to first give you a spouse. So it's an all inclusive.
If you say Oh Allah grant me the ability to buy a home one day, it means you're going to get a job in Sharla or you're going to get money somehow. So it's an all inclusive, so when he invited me it was
this part of the country and telling him just yesterday, I told him inshallah I will be there this afternoon after salata Juma.
The next thing I knew is I was fed with some
amazing Bengali food.
I didn't know that once you eat it, your eyes closed.
And when I opened my eyes, I was ready to go to the mosquito Salatin, Missouri.
And when I come here hamdulillah I see all of you brothers and sisters were in line hamdulillah Mina, may Allah bless you, I really don't mind about what happened with the sound and all that because it's not. It's not an everyday type of a gathering. But I see brothers and sisters and when I came to this, Masjid here, please be careful here with the sound will turn off and it will be your fault.
The wire that is going down needs to be kept like a little egg. Because the minute we stamp on, trample on it and pull it. Nobody's going to hear anything.
and many such massages
are signs of the concern
of our forefathers who came here to preserve the deen.
Do you realize that?
One might say why does it say Bengali Masjid, Turkish Masjid, Indian Masjid, Somali Masjid, and so on.
I don't think the reason is actually in order
to split people on lines of ethnicity or nationality, but rather, it was just that that community at the time happened to be in that space. And they decided let's take care of the children. So that's why they call it that nowadays, the massages that were built and established later. None of them use those terminologies. You get my point. So it is a positive thing. It's not a negative thing. It goes to show our history, not what has happened today. So no one should say all this must it is not mine. It's not ours will lie it belongs to the oma and even those who are here know that but they will be predominantly perhaps one route of people or one ethnicity predominantly not only perhaps because
they were around this area at one stage and at one stage they were greater in number perhaps, but inshallah as time passes, you will see all of that fizzle out because the oma is one. And that's why I am here today. As non Bengali as I am. I still enjoyed the food so much that I've discovered a whole new cuisine this afternoon. May Allah bless so
I was wondering if there will be Bengali food in general.
But then I realized that we just have to get to Jenna Don't worry about what is in general, one of the biggest mistakes we make is worrying about what
We're going to get an agenda. And we're not worried about getting to gender. It's amazing. I have so many people asking me so many things about will we get this in general, will we get that in gender, and so on. And they, they, they don't even know if they're going to go to gender. That's the whole thing. So let's not lose focus. My brothers, my sisters in law here, I'm delighted to be in your midst. I want to start off with two things.
Number one, don't get too excited about who this guy is sitting in front of you. I am your regular ordinary person of the oma just like you are.
I have witnessed as I grew up people overdoing it with machines. And some of the machines allow it to happen. And they are guilty of it. They're human as well. They are guilty of making people believe that they are supernatural human beings. They're not. They're just human beings like everyone else. We respect them we, we honor them. We give them that respect. We learn from them, we will not disrespect them, but we don't worship them. And we don't need to treat them as though you know, they're some supernatural or some may even take it as far as saying they cannot falter. They cannot make mistakes. Your connection is with Allah and His Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
If you don't connect yourself to Allah, the day that she makes a mistake, that happens to be exposed, you might lose your keenness on the deen because your deen was connected to the wrong individual. That's why.
So I'm here to tell you don't connect yourself to me. Know, connect yourself to Allah, I'm glad Allah gave us the opportunity. Subhana Allah to Allah together today in his own house, I came for Salatin Marie, I have commitments just now somewhere else. But Alhamdulillah I don't mind sharing a good word because it's assumed. And if the brothers and sisters are keen, I can forget about Newton keen and I can come where they are keen somewhere else.
You know, you have to have a sense of humor, because today without too many problems on Earth, too much is happening. There's no no harm in having a clean sense of humor. The evening is there, anyhow.
And the young ones they were expecting that anyway.
So my brothers and sisters, that's the reality of today we you are here because of the love of Allah and His Deen because perhaps maybe Allah may have used us to help each other I gained by you benefiting from what Allah has allowed me perhaps maybe to a small degree to say in a way that got to you. And I know it wasn't in this Masjid because I've never been here. And this is why I say technology has to be used in a way that technology has to be used in a way
that we reach the people who don't come to the masjid.
That's what it is, if you're not going to come here, hang on, we're gonna get to you how Allah will make it happen by the will of Allah. The prophet SAW Salem, as much as this technology wasn't there at the time, but his effort, and his prophethood and resale and the message it got everywhere, why he used whatever was the latest at the time to get the message to the Romans, to the Byzantines, to the Persians,
to the rest of the Arabs, and to Africa as well. He used whatever it was, what was it? They never used to read and write at the time mostly.
But he got someone to write. In fact, it went further than that.
When it came to the Romans, they said to him, they will read your letter because it's not sealed doesn't have the stamp. He said let's get a stamp and make it that wasn't the method of Islam. That was the method the method of the Romans. But to get the message across, he said no problem. If it's something that's you know, there is nothing evil in it, we will do it for the message to get across. That's the reason why today we use technology right now I'm speaking to you and we have a few 1000 people right here in front of me watching this life.
So even if those who couldn't make it here,
if Allah wants them to hear the word, they will hear it and they might hear it later on. It's all part of Allah's plan. Don't underestimate the way Allah reaches you.
But I have something else to say.
When you hear a message you will be definitely asked about what you did with that message. You heard something. What did you do?
Did you change your life a little bit? Did you become a better person?
Allah make it easy. I think someone's car is blocking the rest of the cars. Am I right or wrong?
Can I have the number plate inshallah?
Say it again.
x p y Okay, you heard that guys the value of that car has just added increased by about 20,000 pounds
because we've mentioned it live Mashallah I hope it wasn't done purposely my brother, my sister, if that is your car, please get up May Allah bless you grant you good health, open your doors, if you get up May Allah open every door of goodness for you. It's okay, you made a small mistake. Don't worry, you blocked someone, May Allah not block you, you can still get up and you can still go. And Allah bless you and your offspring and grant you Baraka and grant you so much of wealth that you can build the whole extension of this machine all on your own. I mean,
what about those whose cars were parked straight? Don't you want to do out?
The rest of us who parked our car straight? May Allah give us double that.
He says that's reasonable. I tell you why.
Mistakes are okay.
You see, I noticed the hustle at the back and there was a paper doing its rounds and I picked up that there is something to do with the vehicle that's blocking someone somewhere. No need to get upset, no need to get angry. We all make mistakes, don't we? And in our excitement, we parked and we parked to the wrong way. So when we correct someone, we should do it with love, make them feel like getting up. If someone got up right now in our midst, and it was their car, I would have kissed their forehead.
I promise you why. The courage you need to admit that you are the one is more valuable than anything else you could have done tonight. So how do you get my point? I mean, if someone says, who did this and use you, you just get up and walk out. So how to love it. That's a lot of courage, right? So why should we curse? Why should we say come on guys, we've been telling you once Oh, no, you know what you did is wrong.
And then what about those who didn't do anything wrong? Well just give them double of that inshallah. They also need to be encouraged, we all need to be encouraged Allah subhanho wa Taala.
May Allah create people around us who can encourage us in a positive way, not in a negative way.
Everyone wants goodness, everyone wants guidance, but they all want it in a nice way. They want you to tell them in a good way. Sometimes you need a little bit of a tapping. Sometimes you need a little bit of a tapping notice I didn't say slapping. I said tapping, tapping, meaning a tap on the shoulder to say hey, you know what's getting a bit much now. It's the third time your cars being parked this way. You know, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease. So my brothers and sisters,
we get together.
And we definitely would like some form of good motivation.
We would like good motivation. If you have gotten together for the sake of Allah, in person, with people, you need to understand the blessings you will achieve are tremendous. It's not easy to sit the way you are seated. It's not easy
to stand the way that the brothers and perhaps some of the sisters might be standing. Not easy. But we're all together for one cause
I'm sure Allah has blessed us to come to the house of Allah come what may. And in sha Allah. Tonight, we will donate so much to this Masjid that their extension that they're planning outside there will be made easy I mean
such that the next time we come here will have space still at the back.
I see the brother standing or nodding.
that'll cost you 20 pounds, bro.
Allah bless you. May Allah bless all of you. Well, I really feel that we are blessed. We are definitely blessed.
Tonight, if we haven't changed our lives in a small way, we've wasted our time.
A lie. What are you going to do tonight? You came all the way here for what? For the sake of Allah to do what? Listen to something that will maybe move me a little bit Are you moved if you're not moved, and if you don't move, you've wasted your time.
You need to get closer to Allah because you are getting closer to your grave and your death Anyway, you know that every breath that you take is one less breath from the quota of breaths that Allah sent you with to Earth. If Allah told you, you're going to have 36 billion breaths, every breath you take is one less, right?
One closer, I don't know when I'm going to go You don't know when you're going to go. What keeps us going. Hope in the mercy of Allah keeps us going until the day you die, have hope in the mercy of Allah. I'm going to Jenna. I'm not an evil person. Yes, I've committed sin, not because I want to defy Allah but because of my human weakness. There's a very big difference between the two
which believe I will commit a sin in different
violence of Allah. No. A true believer will never do that. true believers only commit sins out of their human weakness, not out of defiance. If Allah says this is prohibited, show me a believer who says, okay, you said this is prohibited. I'm going to do it to show to show you. You can't do anything to me. Even if I do this. Does anyone say that? They don't believe his will commit a sin and come back to Allah. That's why the Hadith says khulumani Adama ha ha ha ha. In a boon, all human beings make lots of mistakes. Kappa means one who makes many, many mistakes. They commit many, many sins, not just one. And the best of those who commit a lot of sins are those who engage in
repentance, often a lot of repentance. Ask yourself, do I engage in a lot of repentance? Do I? You know what the answer is? No. That's why we're here today to say let's engage in repentance every day, every day in the morning when you get up started with repentance at night before you recline. repent. You know the prophets are seldom when he used to recline there are several to add that he used to make supplications and one of them was
bismack Allahumma ovatu Jambi Rebecca in second NFC favela. We're in our CELTA? Ha ha ha ha ha. They have Licken Lady dafa will be here about the casada him in your name, Oh Allah, I'm putting my side to recline. I'm lying down. Basically, I'm going to sleep in your name. Oh Allah, I'm going to sleep. And I will get up in the morning with you the same name with your name. Oh Allah.
If you if you take my soul away in my sleep, forgive it. Grant me forgiveness. And if you send me back in the morning to witness another day, protect me in the same way you protect your pious slaves, those whom you love.
Wow, that was a draft of the prophets, Allah Allah.
Do we make that? Or do we say Oh Allah, I'm lying down, forgive me. If you're going to take me at night, we just hit the SEC. And you know what? We've got what's happening with us, and we fall off to sleep with that on our chest. The last thing we said was whatever, sometimes stuff will lie Can I can I press the red button? Can I sometimes are Oh Billa pornography is on and we end up sleeping just like that. And we don't know it's on. And we might even die in that condition. May Allah forgive us? May Allah never let that happen. It does not help you use technology wisely. If you've made mistakes Be strong. Today is the day you're gonna say enough of that I'm throwing it out for
the sake of Allah. So the day that I die, Allah knows that I gave it up only for him. You know, when someone forwards you a dirty message, everyone gets excited. They know five or 10 of their friends who will appreciate those dirty messages. So they'll send them to a selected few. They won't send them to the chef down the street. Why? They know he won't appreciate it. You'll be surprised me Allah forgive us.
yeah, you know, it's like the stuff you don't like. And I tell him, they say there was this guy who visited one of the countries where people move around semi nude, right? So he first time he saw it. And he starts with the law and the driver who was designated to him. He was wondering, what's the system federal law, you know, what's the system of meaning? What are you saying instead of nudity, you know? So, he got there the next day, he says, The same thing happened, they passed someone, he looked down several law.
He passed someone else. Look down, he says a strong federal law shift. Just watch this, please be careful.
The next day stuff in law.
And so the brother, he knew that now if there's something that I'm not supposed to be looking at, then I got to say stuff really loudly and I got to look down. And the third day or the fourth day, this brother, you know, pious brother, Mashallah. He was you know, like falling off to sleep. And the driver must have noticed something since I stopped with law. He got up he says, Well,
that's why I said you never know. Give us give us
truly shavon comes and try and trap and I'm not saying it in order to, you know, to do down anyone but I'm just showing you how shaytan comes to everyone. If shaytan comes to a lay man, trust me, he also goes to the shed, believe me. And if you think shaytan doesn't go to someone, it's a mistake. It's a mistake. Yes. The proxr salam, an exception in the sense that he was an abbey of Allah subhanho wa Taala that is something else. I'm talking about people here now. today's world Subhanallah so my brothers and sisters, that change needs to come get closer to Allah. Tonight's the night where we have to say that you know what, I'm going to get up for Salatu Fado. If you have
achieved one thing tonight, so deeply believe me.
We were successful here tonight.
But if you go home and nothing changed, why did we bother meeting? Why did we bother getting to me? I say it's not important to shake my hand. That selfie will never, ever help you in your grave. Let alone take you to Jenna never. There is no value of it what so ever. Nothing.
And if you were to shake the hands of all the people on earth, it's not going to help you. If you think that just by merely shaking a hand is going to take you to Jenna, you are so so delusional You are so wrong.
Instead of shaking the hand be shaken by the message. I always say this. I see people getting excited. I get worried. As much as the excitement is a good thing. If only it's for the right reasons
we love each other for Allah no doubt I get so happy when I see my brothers my sisters and opportunity to interact in a good way to say a good word to make them feel a little bit better because we are struggling you know the environment out there is not easy anymore. It's becoming more and more difficult. So it's lovely to see brothers and sisters Mashallah. Especially those trying, you know, they try and trials on all different levels. When you see someone Mashallah tabarrok Allah outwardly, they look so good. You know, they have struggles you don't know. When you see people outwardly, they may not look so practicing. They also have struggled, who knows who's gonna win the
race. And I want to tell you one thing tonight, Jenna is broader than your imagination.
Jenna is so broad. Allah says, What Jen Latina natto has somehow
Allahu Akbar, when Allah speaks about what he's delivered, those are his going to deliver those who have a relationship with him. Do you have a relationship with Allah?
You have a connection with Allah. Well, if you have a connection with Allah, may Allah bless you and keep strengthening that connection. Because then Allah has promised you Jenna, and Allah says that gender is why it's so wide, the earth and the skies all together. Why? That's a description telling you your imagination cannot comprehend the broadness of gender. So stop kicking people out of genda as though it belongs to you.
You know why today? We have a disease in the oma, what's the disease, we concentrate on talking about specifics. And we declare this person is going to go to Jana, this person, you're not going to gender This one is not going to gender that was not good region, Who gave you the right to say that? So who is in general, you said they're not in gender. They said you're not in gender, the other set both of you are not in gender. And all three of you said another fourth one is not in gender, gender is gonna be empty.
Gender gonna be empty.
But Allah subhanho wa Taala has mercy is greater than you and I can ever imagine. What I met, he was he had me, Allah says, My Mercy has encompassed absolutely everything.
Do you know that the mercy we find on earth and the mercy you find between mothers and children and parents and so on, and whatever else you see, whether it be human beings or animals or whatever it may be, it's only a small portion of the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala minute.
Through Allah's mercy He gives the believers and the non believers
on Earth, what do you see? You see the non believer sometimes have a greater, happier, more, more luxurious life. That's why we say luxury. And materialism is not necessarily a sign of the happiness of Allah.
And when Allah has taken away from you, it's not a sign. It's not necessarily a sign that he is upset with you.
If Allah has tested you, it's a sign that he
loves you. If you are content with the test.
Look at the prophets of Allah Salaam.
What problems do you have in your life? He had bigger problems. What did he look at him as? He looked at them as the mercy of Allah? He said, Oh Allah, if you're happy with me, I don't care. Anything else can happen. It's okay. It's fine.
That was his aim. Happiness of Allah. You are pleased with me. The rest of it is okay. He lost his mother. He lost his father. He lost his grandfather. He lost his family members. He lost his wife. He lost all his children.
During his lifetime, the boys in their infancy and childhood the girls while they were adults besides one of them, Fatima de la lived a little bit after the prophet SAW Selim, he lost his job at hayneedle de la he lost so this is only loss of life around him of the family members such that Subhana Allah you know what? If it had happened to any one of us, we would think someone's doing black magic on our family.
Yes, we would go and lose our Eamon trying to gain happiness. People want to gain happiness. So they go to someone who does magic and they have no shame. On one hand, they're saying La ilaha illa Allah and on the other hand, they want to engage in Magic Man, aka Hainan for sadaqa habima
Allah Allah Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, whoever goes to a fortune teller or a soothsayer and believes them has disbelieved in what Mohammed Salah Salam brought. How's that Hadith the prophet SAW Selim says, and another one whoever does the magic has associated partners with Allah Mansa Hara Fatah Ashok over game over? Why do that? For what why lose your Eman for what
may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us.
The prophet SAW Selim,
they boycotted him and his companions for a few years. What did they do? It strengthened their Eman.
My brothers and sisters I have good news for you. What is it? good days are to come by the will of Allah have hope in the mercy of Allah. Allah Allah. Allah Allah is all able or capable, good days are to come, even if we don't see them in our lifetime but they will come to panela good days are coming. They will come be patient. Don't lose focus. Don't lose your relationship with Allah continue persevering. You will see the doors opening one after the other this afternoon I spoke in Milton Keynes, let me tell you
by the way, the brothers and sisters were listening very keenly. Mashallah. But I can tell you something.
I did say all of us today have so many things we didn't even ask Allah for.
What do you have? A lot? Did you ask Allah for these things? No, I didn't. You're looking at me now focused with greater focus than any video operators can give you.
But you're using your own eyes. Did you ever say Oh Allah, please give me good as you already have the good eyes. Did you say well, I thank you for allowing me to just be able to see. Did you ever say that? Many of us have never said that in our lives. Allah thank you for giving me ears. You know, so halala that I can hear by can we ever say that? Oh, Allah, thank you for giving me legs. I can walk. But the day it starts going, then you realize, Oh Allah, I can't see anymore. Allah says but you saw for 50 years? Can't we take it away for five years? 10 years? No, you can't. But you never ever thanked us. You never what was the gratitude? How do you show gratitude to Allah, Allah
gave you so much. Today you have clothing, people don't have clothing today you have housing, food, whatever else even if it's a little, even if it's a different quality,
but Allah gave it to you, did you thank Allah for it. Allah says all you need to do. Stay away from prohibitions. Wherever you fall, come back to me quickly. I'll forgive you. Wherever you fall, come back to me quickly, I will forgive you.
and engage in that which I asked you to engage in, do that which you have to do. That's the thankfulness of Allah, gratitude towards Allah. I must be grateful to Allah.
When we are deceiving, stealing, pinching, committing sin, intoxicants, whatever else it may be gambling, you know the abominations you know them better than I do.
If we're engaging in that, it's in gratitude. It's called ungratefulness. You're not grateful to Allah. So let's show gratitude to Allah. Tomorrow morning Salah to federal, we must fulfill it at least fulfill it, put your clock Get up. Well, last year, I tell you, your life will change. Your life will change. Don't you want your life to change? Don't you want goodness, happiness, success. What you have today? You did not have 20 years ago, but still you're complaining. And I've said this a lot. All of us, either you or your parents or grandparents, check their lives out. Go and study where they were 20 3050 years ago. And ask yourself today where am I? Well, lucky you're in a better
position. materially Well, lucky.
Most of the cases that's what it is.
still complaining. We're complaining about what? I don't have enough. I don't have what the other guy has. Allah didn't say he's going to give you what the other guy has. Allah says he's
gonna give you what he knows is best for you, you and your level. Sometimes when Allah gives you too much you forget a lot.
He knows what to give you.
So be happy. show gratitude to Allah, get closer to Allah Subhana, Allah to Allah. And when you get closer to Allah, one of the signs of closeness to Allah is your you become softened. With other human beings, that's a sign of the mercy of Allah. If you want to know that Allah has mercy on you, your heart is softened. When it comes to others, the way you talk to them is very respectful. The way you help them is selfless. The way you reach out to them shows concern for them in a beautiful way. That is a sign of the mercy of Allah, it shows you are close to Allah. Did you hear what I said? If you think you are pious, and you have an attitude that has no gratitude, remember, you are
not pious, if you think you are pious, and the way you speak to your family members is rough and very, very harsh and hard. That is a sign that your piety is fake, it's fake, you can make six Salah day, your piety is fake. Why? Because true piety shows in your character, in your conduct in the way you deal with people in the way you speak to people starting with your spouse, your parents, your children, your brothers, your sisters, that is true piety.
Then your family members, how do do you make your spouse happy, really happy by telling them things, just to make them happy? Do you if you do perhaps you have a sense of connection with Allah.
Especially when it is difficult when it is hard. I was saying again this afternoon in Jamaica, and I'm saying it again because we need to keep repeating it. serving your parents is not going to be easy. How do I know it's not going to be easy, because Allah says, By doing that, you will get gender. If Allah tells you by doing something, you will get gender. It's not easy. It's tough. That's why he says you're gonna get gender. It's very tough. When when you get married, and you have kids, and your mother is now old, and there's politics between your mom and your wife, and so many other things happening and so on. And then you got to juggle between the two and you got to play the
politics and become a huge politician in the house because you know how to please all the people by telling them things you don't really mean and so on. All of that is a battle and a struggle. It's an uphill struggle throughout your life. At the end of it. Perhaps if you were genuine Allah will give you Jenna because he knows you try to maintain the peace.
It's not a joke. If it was so easy. Do you really think Allah would tell us serve your mother you get Jenna. It's done. It's hard. Allah, Allah tala Halima. Jana the commodity of Allah is expensive. It's not cheap. You're gonna have to read not just one day, every day when you get Jenna you get the point. You're gonna have to dedicate every day there is no cheat day as though you're on a little spiritual diet. No. You know when you want to lose weight they tell you six days no food seven day cheat day no problem eat what you want Subhanallah
This is not like that.
This is not like that. This is actually a lifetime dedication. Are you ready? lifetime dedication to Allah. I want to be clean. I want to be sober. I'm going to cut my bad habit starting with smoking. I'm going to cut my Don't look at me that way.
I did say what I just did say Mashallah.
I'm going to cut my bad habits, the amount of time I spend on on the phone, I'm going to cut it down further in order to spend time with my wife or lead me very differently in order to spend time with my husband. Mashallah, I had to say both because it's a two way problem. It's not just a one way problem
is I need to cut time. Why are we sitting here today?
Because it has a greater impact than watching it. But watching it is not bad because I tell you, if that is the only option I have, it's okay. I can use the technology. But some people won't come down the road just because they say Don't worry, I'll watch it live. In that case, we will tell you if it's just down the road you lost out on the blessings, perhaps the mercy of Allah and it is descending.
You know, there's a hadith where the prophets of Salaam speaks about. Never do people gather in the house of Allah in order to try and remember Allah to please Allah to remind each other of Allah except that the mercy descends from the heavens, the Mullah he can make to offer them the the angels and Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about them with such mention that is so blessed.
Personally, you and I are sitting here today in the house of Allah solely for the sake of Allah. I promise you, the angels have encircled us if you were just sitting and watching from down there.
You're not one of those, yes, you will achieve a mercy but not the blessing we have. We have it a little bit higher than you may Allah bless us all.
And we need blessings. I'm looking for solutions to the difficulties I have. Don't look at me and think this guy's got it all. You know, I read a comment this Timex living the life man, you know, from airport to airport, If only you knew the struggles we go through, you wouldn't even want to be in my shoes. By the way, size of my shoes is very awkward, you're not gonna fit in.
Allah bless you guys, and all of us army.
So it's very difficult. If you think I don't have problems, then you are lost. We all have issues. You know, they say, don't be jealous of what Allah has given someone because you don't know what Allah took away from them. Remember that Allah is taken away from everyone something and he's given everyone something. If Allah took away from you, he gave you something else. But you know what your mind and your heart is too weak to look at what he gave you. And to look appreciate the fact that what he took away from you something you can manage, you can manage some of us here.
If we look at the houses of others who are here, and we say, Wow, look at this house. If you were to go and live in that house, in a short time, you might think I wish I can go back to my little hut. It was a more peaceful life then. Maybe I'm just giving you an example. Because you don't know what Allah gave you. He might give you a house where you're toast only toes two at a time. No problem. That's how we have. The other guy's got eight at a time but he only put one piece of bread. Yes. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us.
We don't know put things into perspective understand them. This is the mercy of Allah and His blessings. Allah has blessed you in ways that you don't even know you have to sit and think that is why Allah says this. Difficult to be able to sit and think and ponder over the gifts of Allah isn't a bother on its own. It isn't a battle on its own. What did Allah give you certain think Allah gave me this he gave me that if Allah gave you one thing, he didn't give you another he gave. That's nice. That's what life is all about.
Don't be despondent. Build your relation with Allah. Every day must be a better day. Don't be upset. Allah will test you I was saying the Prophet Mohammed Salah salam, they they
boycotted them for some years, it strengthened them. The good news I was giving you as follows
Billa live Nora ba ba Allahu anhu, one of the first to accept Islam.
In the first batch to accept Islam.
He was punished and penalized. He was dragged in the sand. He was whipped.
He was made to bleed.
He was dragged in the heat of the desert. All because they wanted him to stop saying that your Lord My lord is one. That's all. And he kept on saying he is one. He is one. He is one. He is one. And he's one and he is one. And as they whipped him more he said it again. He's one. And as they threw stones on him again, and they put rocks on him, he kept on saying he is one.
I hadn't I hadn't I hadn't. He suffered persecution. Why did Allah want that to happen? why people say if Allah is really so merciful, why? Why is this happening that happening? From the very beginning Allah says, You recognize the Almighty, you may, you may have some persecution.
As a result, today, we have Islamophobia. Deal with it positively, not negatively. Just quietly, be yourself in a confident way. Don't lose your faith. Let me tell you, those of us who lose our faith due to what might be happening around us need to go back to beloved murabaha and habashi of your loved one. Let me tell you something tonight tonight.
I become emotional when I talk about this
bill are deplorable and habashi. He was known as a slave. They used to give him hard work. He was from Africa. He was strong. He could do things others couldn't do. I told you you come from Africa. People look at you and they know you're strong. And Allah they won't mess in a rush with someone from Africa. Right? Right.
They won't miss because Allah has given you something perhaps he didn't give others. Yes, it's there.
They made him work hard. And they looked at him as low. But Allah wanted to raise him. He was the only one at that point where he kept on saying Ally's one and they kept on harming him. He almost lost his life. Did he ever know that a day will come when the same people will hear him. Get up on top right at the top of the cabinet. He was allowed
He was allowed to go on the roof of the Kaaba and call out the men of salla Allahu Akbar, Allahu Allah.
A few years later, did he know that but he was being punished and penalized he could have given up? He could have said, Okay, I'm quiet. He didn't. He said no allies one, he could have kept quiet. It was not wrong to remain silent. He kept on saying he's one they hit him again. He's one hit him again. He's one almost he's one until the Prophet sallallahu Sallam Some time later came back from me, Roger and says, oh, Bella, I heard your footsteps in Ghana.
I heard your footsteps in Ghana.
My brothers and sisters that was the sacrifice, the dedication, the love, he never gave up. They tried hard. He didn't give up. He kept on pleasing Allah. He developed that relationship with Allah. We cannot even get up for Salah let alone persecution.
He was honored ob la obon Allah. Allah blessed you with a beautiful voice called the people for Salah. He was known as a vino Rasulullah sallallahu sallam.
The Hadith says the most conspicuous people on the day of judgment will be the oven why everyone who comes for Salah after that the mother gets a full reward of all those Salah that's why the professor Salaam says now we are alumna Summa vinita It was so fun to do your study.
If people knew the value of calling out to prayer and being in the first stuff in Salah, they would have drawn lots to get that post if they had to. Meaning they would have fought over it.
Right? When you say hey you know sauna
and 1000 people come to the masjid you have a reward of 1000 Salah
that was beloved murabaha do you think he got the chance for free love? There was sacrifice at the time of a low at the time of a low his spirituality was still hi Subhana Allah
with us unfortunately we become Hi.
May Allah forgive us.
So my brothers and sisters, these are a few words I thought I'd share with you bla bla bla bla bla who never knew when he was being persecuted, what Allah prepared for him 20 years down 20 years down.
Are you ready to wait a few years with us? We want it today. Someone came to me once and said, Brother, you told us if we start salah and we call out to Allah, He listened. It's been three whole days.
three whole days Allah is not listening Subhana Allah 30 years of your life you will not anywhere three days you are impatient with Allah. So Allah says no, no, we know when the time is right. We will give it to you. I tell you, you can be calling to Allah O Allah. O Allah bless me with a husband. Right? You have sisters making dua because husbands today my beloved brothers, I'm just saying treat your wives with respect. And my sisters to treat your family members with good respect. We need to treat each other with respect we are struggling as an oma because we are not faithful to each other. We're struggling as an oma because we're, we don't speak to each other well.
But I promise you if you do and if you treat each other with respect, you know Allah subhanho wa Taala will grant your goodness in the long run, you'll see it. So I was saying a person making to Allah grant me a good husband, and she is 19 years old. She's already concerned when she becomes 29. And she's still making the same job. Can you imagine what she must be feeling? If those 10 years drew you closer to Allah? Trust me, even if you're 30 to 35 whatever age one day, what does it cost a lot to answer your door. Nothing. He can just flick flick. Even I know someone who married at 39 and she said it was worth the wait. I have such a guy that I have no regrets of Han Allah Subhana
Allah 39 Allah bless our brothers and our sisters. If you're waiting, no problem.
Yes, because sometimes we end up marrying a person and we have no respect for each other. We are struggling and suffering because we've lost track. The Professor sanlam says the best of you are the best to your wives, to your husbands to your family members. We are the worst to our family members. I promise you that's why we're struggling as an oma become better to your family members. Go home and make that difference. Change Your Life tonight. Whatever bad is happening. Chop it cut it you're not going to achieve anything by it. Besides your own destruction in the dunya and the afra. Cut it out, go home and satisfy your people. make them happy. Buy them something one
Rose Do you know what? A petal from a rose will make them happy? You haven't even decided to have half of it.
There was a brother whose wife was so happy because he used to bring roses
every so often.
I told him brother I heard about it man, roses. He says yeah, every time I go to the graveyard, I just see these roses on the graves. Pick up one.
Even those roses are working so hon Allah.
Allah forgive us.
So my brothers and sisters, we must make this change, active change. I was telling you when you are suffering, it's a sign of the mercy of Allah. Didn't I say that your true piety is depicted by the softening of your heart. People are harsh when they are harsh. They are far from Allah. They are far from Allah.
Open your heart, be a spear person who's good to others. be hard on yourself. Don't be hard on others. Now let me read for you the verse and then we can close.
Allah says fabby Ma,
volley will call me last fall, Moomin only fat. Ron was still feeling left home, Why shall we feel? It is because of the mercy of a law, that you are so lenient towards those around you, or messenger, peace be upon him.
It is because of the mercy of Allah that you are lenient.
Why are you lenient Mercy of Allah. It's a sign of the mercy of Allah, the love of Allah, the connection with Allah. That's why you are kind, you know, why?
What makes me more important than you.
You're on Earth, just like I'm on Earth, you had parents just like I do. You were born on Earth, just like I was. You have the right to be on Earth, just like I do. I cannot claim a greater right than you to be on Earth. Because we are all on this earth from Allah, He created me just like He created you. So if I understand my connection with Allah, I'm going to respect you. Because the same Allah who made me made you if I think I'm better than you, I've lost my connection with Allah, you get it?
When you see a person, as fair as ever, as dark as ever, whatever nationality as short as ever, as tall as ever, that's all irrelevant. The test is yours. Do you recognize them through the maker who made both of you?
That's what it is. And do you love them? Because they're your brother, from one mother and one Father. It's just that it's a few generations. Today you are here. How many children do you have? You will say 256. If you're like me, you might say Mashallah big a number? Okay.
What happens? They have children, they will have children, their children will have children and those children will have children and their children's children will have children who will have children. By that time, they won't even know that we're related. Do you know that? And then they will become different tribes, different nationalities, who knows they might stop May Allah not let it happen, but they could start fighting. We've started doing that. But if you look at a few generations up, we are connected through one person, one,
go back, think about that. That's the mercy of Allah to be lenient to become. Allah says if you were harsh, hard hearted, harsh, they would have all dispersed you would have had no one you alone. But Allah says no, this prophet is on the highest level of character and conduct. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant all of us goodness akula Kali hada My beloved brothers and sisters before I leave,
I want to set a record in northhampton inshallah
no excitement. Can I walk out of here I'll greet everyone just with a sign of a hand.
Oh, this way here Charla and let's not get excited. Each one of us we can get closer to Allah on our own.
I told you by shaking my hand you're not going to get Jenna it won't help you in your grave. But if you shook yourself through a good word, we might have said and tomorrow morning you are therefore fudging I think we've we've succeeded a little bit inshallah.
Right. So if I can walk out calmly, I will be the happiest man, I will come back to Northampton by the will of Allah.
It's such a relief. It's I would love to have shaken everybody's hand, just out of the love. But you know what, it's impossible. And at the same time, we don't want to Stampede This is house of Allah. I was listening people, you know, raising their voices saying Keep quiet. Sit down, come here, come here. It was painting me to say we don't need these vows of Allah. The calmness should be such that by the will of Allah. We don't you know, we don't disturb anyone's concentration.
So inshallah you will allow that to happen by the will of Allah. Let's see. Let's see. Wow, I
It's such such a riot act. I think people feel duty to even make Salam.
sallahu wa salam wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Haleakala Hamdi shadow Allah, Allah Allah