Channel: Mufti Menk
Program at the “Seeds” weekend class for children based at Al Salaam School, An Nahdah, Dubai.
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All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his companions and his household and his
all those who have followed him including us. May Allah bless us all up to the day of pm
My dear children will law hey I am so happy to be here today. I am
very happy to be are you happy that I came to see you all Mashallah, that is good. What do you want me to talk about?
About Prophet Mohammed Salah Salim. So, if I talk about prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because he was the best of creation, the most noble of all prophets, and he brought the entire Dean to us means he was chosen by Allah to deliver a message to us. So what ever I say, in any topic that I am talking on, if it is connected to Islam, or if I connected to Islam in any way whatsoever, it will be about Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for example, if I talk about wearing my shoes, I will have to talk about Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam because I am a movement Do you agree?
Who can tell me something about wearing my shoes? When I wear my shoes I must wear
right first who taught us that?
So I'm talking about Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam
if I if I talk about how to speak, I have to talk about Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam because when I speak, I must be truthful, right? When I speak, I must not use swear words, right? When I speak, I must be using the best possible words to say what I want, right?
hamdulillah Okay, so what aspect exactly of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam you want me to talk about?
The story before his prophethood meaning when he was a young baby.
I can tell you two or three things about that? Because
I'm sure you know quite a bit right?
What do you know about it?
When he was born? Where was his father?
He passed away before birth which makes him known as a what?
An orphan? Right? Why? Why did Allah subhanho wa Taala choose that? The best of creation, the most noble of prophets, the Messenger of Allah, He will be an orphan. Why? Allah chose that, isn't it?
Because Allah is in supreme control. Allah has control of everything. Allah chose it for many reasons. One of them is for us to learn that if you have lost your father or your mother, it does not mean that Allah does not like you. Maybe Allah loves you more. Do you understand the point? If you lost something, it does not mean that Allah subhanho wa Taala does not like you, maybe he loves you more, because there are people who are more loved to Allah than us who have also been born without their fathers such as Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, you get the point. So sometimes, maybe when you are young, when you are a baby, you might not have certain things in life, you might
have a life you are struggling a little bit. It is not. It does not mean that Allah is upset with you. It does not mean Allah does not like you, you can still succeed, you need to work very hard. But when he was young, he was known as a sodic. I mean, am I right? He was known as truthful, which means all of us you want to succeed you need to be honest. You need to be truthful. You need to be trustworthy, right?
Correct. What else do you want to hear about Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I just told you one aspect. Let's talk about something else. Wait, wait, wait, let somebody else talk.
Right. Can we give someone else a chance? Okay. Is one of the sisters what can we talk about?
The story of
when the Quran was revealed she when the Quran was revealed
when the Quran was revealed,
something that I always find very interesting. Obviously, it's a very long story. I'm sure you know it and you must learn to speak about what you know because in Islam, a winner is not a person who reads and who knows.
Everything alone. What do you have to do when you have read something in Islam? You read something you know about it, what do you have to do? After that you have to
you have to
communicate with others and in the middle there is something you need to do. Yes. Someone, say for example, I read about Salah that you Salah should be read like this, this is the way this is the proper way. This is how to do it. This is the Hadith to prove it. This is the verse of the Quran, this is this, this is this, after I have read it and understood it, what do I need to do?
act upon it, who said act upon it? Very good. act upon it. I need if I read something, and I know this is valid and correct, I need to act upon it. When I act upon it, then I need to.
I need to communicate it to others to share it to teach other people. One thing I learned is when when the be sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was told by jabril at the beginning of the beginning of revelation
ikara What was his answer?
What did he say? Yes, someone said it.
I can't read. I cannot read. But how old was he?
how you say it again? 40. He was 40 years old. And someone was telling him jabril alehissalaam was saying read and he was saying, ma Anna Bukhari and I am not a reader. I'm not a reader. What I always learn from this, everyone takes different points. The point I learned is, he was so honest. He was so honest. Imagine you have an iPad and you are sitting with your iPad. And someone says show me to do this and you're honest to say I don't know anything about this.
you people will lie today they will say Oh yes, I will show you they will just flick you know flick on the screen and do whatever they can to make it look like they know too much but they don't know anything.
With Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it was very different. He was honest. The lesson was for us,
Myrna bukharin Now we know in Ibiza la sala mas unlimited unlimited means reading and writing. He didn't. But he was very highly educated, highly educated, meaning he had deep knowledge. You see, some people they use the word uneducated, don't use that word, not for Nabi sallallahu, alayhi wa sallam don't use that because it's not true. He, he was unlettered but he was highly educated, so educated, that we are all learning from him. We have all taken from him. So he knew everything he at that stage, he still did not have revelation, but he was so highly educated they, they knew him as honest when they had problems. They used to call him sometimes to solve the problem. That's how
highly educated and respected he was. So when we use words for Nabi sallallahu, sallam, we should try and use some respectful words. So getting back to what you were saying about the beginning of Revelation, he, what I learned from it, everyone learns different points. And I won't speak about the whole thing because it's a topic. But what I learned is he was so honest that even at that juncture, he said, Man, I'm sorry, I'm not reading.
Now, can I speak about what I want to say about the life of Mohammed Salah Sal.
I want to speak about two or three things.
Listen carefully. Okay. You know me, right?
What do you know about me? What do I do normally?
I talk, I speak, right. give lectures as part of the work which I do. I'm also a teacher just like all these who are here I teach. I want to tell you something.
Is there anything I said today that you did not hear?
Was it clear what I said? My voice was clear. The words that I used, were they clear? Are they difficult words?
When I spoke did I chew my words?
I'm speaking now are you feeling sleepy?
I'm speaking now are you interested in what I'm saying? Okay, I want to tell you, because I am following the Sunnah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam trying. The Sunnah is when he used to speak low at the who la de la sahoo. He used to speak so clearly that if a person wanted to count the words, he was able to count how many words are being uttered. And he never chew his words. Never in the life of Nabi sallallahu Sallam do I know maybe obviously, I believe he was the clearest speaker and so eloquent because Allah would not choose a messenger who could not speak.
So he was eloquent.
So eloquent that
he used to speak clearly with the best words, no one ever said, What did you say? I didn't hear you. What did you say? I didn't understand. What did you say? Never. I didn't read a hadith where someone had to tell him her.
You understand what I'm saying? So when you speak? Are you listening to me? It's a very important point. We are preparing leaders for tomorrow, right?
What are we preparing leaders for this afternoon?
When you speak, you must speak clearly very clearly. How much do you speak?
Very clearly, you must use easy words. And you must speak clearly. So that when someone hears you they know exactly what you are saying. No need to boast about I know big, big words. Let me use such big word. People are just looking at you. What did he say? What did she say? When you speak at home? Speak clearly, when you speak to someone, speak clearly, don't use tough words and open your
mouth. Say nice loud, clearly, that is very important. And you look at the people, you talk to them, you give them the best word. And while you are talking to someone, try not to do something else.
When you are talking to someone, some people they are busy on their phone, you say, Sorry, brother, what is the he will just? Yeah, he's on his phone. You didn't know what he what you said to him. He didn't hear or what he what he said to you You didn't hear? And how you responded to him? Also, you don't even know he asked you, brother. Sorry. What is the time you say? Yes, yes. What is the time the answer is not? Yes.
Right. You give him the time. So try not to be doing something else. Someone talk to you put it away. Talk to them nicely. Yes, brother, Yes, sister, etc. That is a very interesting point. The second thing I want to tell you,
when you talk to someone, talk to them on their level. When you grow older, you will realize what I'm saying. But if you talk to an older person, you talk with a certain level of speech, a certain level of respect, you're talking to little people, you talk in a way that they understand. Let me give you one example. Can I give you an example? Okay, why am I standing up? I'm standing up to increase your concentration. So that I sat for a while now if I move around, you know what will happen? Your eyes will move with me. When they move with me your concentration is increasing a little bit. Because normally people don't concentrate for more than 510 minutes after that they are
tired. They are tired. So I want to tell you when you talk to people, you need to think of a method of speaking to people of a certain age. For example if I'm talking about Zakat, Zakat who what is the cat who can tell me what is the cat
charity what type of a charity is it?
Very good. Who knows more about it? Yes.
Spending into how what percentage generally is the charity generally Yes.
Most of what you have no, you made a big mistake.
You mean most of what I have I need to give it in charity. So like if I have 100 Durham's I must give 99
Subhan Allah Okay, he's speaking what percentage anyone?
2.5% Mashallah, 2.5 is small, if I have 100, I need to give 250 Is that right?
You are not concentrating?
If I have 100 sorry, yes, you only have 100, right? How can I give 250 500 if I have 100, I only need to give 2.5 to 2.5. If I have 100 apples, I need to give less than three
is less than three 2.5
is 2.5. You understand what I'm saying? Are you following me? And you follow? Okay.
So when you talk to older people, you might want to say Look, my brothers my sisters, Zakat is two and a half percent in terms of your stock, your cash and so on and so forth. If you have held it for one year, and if it is farming, if you are a farmer, the percentage changes it becomes a little bit higher. If you are mining, there is a different percentage. Did you hear what I said? mining farming different percentage, but generally for the
general public majority of the people it's two and a half percent. Now someone might say what do I gain? What do I gain? You know nowadays people ask a question, what do I gain from Zakat? What do I gain? Yes.
Allahu Akbar, Allah will double. Did you hear what he said? Allah will double your wealth for you. Anyone else? What do I gain? By giving Zakat? Yes,
we get Hashanah we get rewards, yes. What else?
If someone needs to play with you, you can go and play. Okay, you might get a reward for for playing with someone if they are bored. And if they are tired sitting in one corner, if you do it in the right way, you will get a reward for that. But it's not exactly the Zakat what I am trying to talk about right now. So what else will we benefit? Yes.
Okay, that is a sadaqa there is a difference. I know what you're trying to say. Zakat is something that is compulsory necessary, generally, we're talking of something material, something that you own, but sadaqa is a charity that can take so many different shapes and forms meaning so many different types, right. So, Zakat is when you have money or you have something material of value, and you have held it for one year you need to give to the poor, you have to share he said something very interesting, I think he was the one who said that it will double your wealth right, not only double it will if you give poor people from your money, small little bit for the sake of Allah, it
will double triple quadruple make it more and more and more you get a reward for it Your life will be cleaned, clean meaning your Allah subhanho wa Taala will grant you a happy content life Allah will protect you He will give you so much of Baraka now because I am trying to explain to you the amount of reward and goodness you will get from giving 2.5% I want to give you one very very interesting example. Can I give you an example? Okay, you will not forget this inshallah, in your whole life. You will not forget this in your inshallah inshallah. Okay, when you have a fruit, like an apple, which is your favorite fruit? Which fruit you like banana or Apple? Apple? Okay, which
fruit do you like?
Mango Mango? Okay, which route do you like? Apple? which route do you like? Oh, everyone likes apple. Let's use example of apple. When you are eating the apple. How much of the apple do you eat?
How much all including the seat everything you eat it?
How much of that?
If you really like the apple, how much do you eat? Okay, let me put a different question. What do you leave? When it comes to the apple? I'm eating, eating eating. What do I leave? Yes. The seeds are everyone agrees when I'm eating the apple? Do I eat the seeds? Okay, so when I'm eating the apple, how much do I eat? Is the seat the biggest part or the smallest part? smallest part?
percent? No 58.5?
No, no, no, no 59 is too big percent is the seed is actually less than 1% maybe, or let's say two and a half percent. Let me give you the example of zakat. Okay, so the seed of the apple is two and a half percent for example, small percent.
So if I eat the seed, what will happen when I was small, I used to think the tree will grow from my
ears. At the CDs inside I start feeling is moving around then I think is going to grow from my ears. That's what we used to think when when you eat the seed. But in reality, when you eat the seed you have wasted it tell us it's over. It doesn't mean you're going to grow a tree inside. But it does mean you have wasted it. Now, something even more interesting is when you have the seed.
A lot of us we just throw it away, isn't it?
But the one who wants more apples. What does he do to the seeds?
They planted they plant the seed but the seed was only two and a half percent of the apple. Are you hearing what I'm saying? The Apple the whole Apple who ate it?
We ate it. Who ate the apple?
We ate it. We had the whole apple. Allah says you only leave the seed and what do you want me to do with the seed put it back, give it back right? What do you do with that see if you put it into the
soil into the ground. And if you put it properly into the ground correctly into the ground, and you put water what will happen?
When the tree grows a big tree, how many apples? Are you going to get? 1000? Did you say what is 1000? apples? What did you do? small seed two and a half percent of this big apple, I put it back. And I made a big difference. I had a tree which grew an apple one too. I'm smiling and happy Oh, look at this B tree of apples Did you hear?
If you want to panela you can give half of it to the cat. So the cat will be the small percentage and the rest will be charitable over and above that. So the cat you are giving more and more. You're giving more because now you have a whole tree. But if I threw the see the way I was not going to get a tree. If I ate the seed, maybe my stomach something was going to happen in my stomach, right? Maybe I'm getting sick too many seeds in my studies say when you eat too many seeds and you haven't chewed it properly. Maybe it can affect your intestines. Maybe you might get an appendix. I don't know. But there is a sickness that you can get Okay, too much seed without chewing any food. When
you eating it, you must chew it properly, say Bismillah when you're eating, and when you eat it, you chew and you make sure that you are thankful to Allah make sure that you eat it properly. Right. So the point I want to raise to you today is how does Zakat How does Zakat increase your money
did you hear that?
How does Zakat increase your money in the same way that in the same way that
yes, he said that but in the same way that
correct? I'm looking for a specific answer in the same way that
she somehow an ally that's the answer Zakat, you get back money, when I give small amount, I have 100 Durham's 100 Durham's, I 897, and a half, Durham's, 97 and a half, Durham's and only I kept two and a half, Durham's, I like a seed small amount, I put it back somewhere where I got the money I gave it back to Allah, the money belongs to Allah I gave back two and a half percent what happened if I, if I water it, how do you water it, you make your Salah you you make your your song, you are truthful person and so on and that you have given this occurred but you do it for the sake of Allah you need the correct intention. I cannot give you the cut to show people, right.
Brothers, I'm about to give my sacar Please come, come come see what I'm doing is a poor man, two and a half. You saw what I did? Yes, I'm a big man. If you do that, that is not sincere. Zakat you give in such a way no one knows, you know, Allah knows and the poor person knows.
That is the best way of giving the if a few people find out if sometimes more people No, no, no problem. It was not my intention. It was not my intention. But the best Zakat Nabi sallallahu. wasallam says, the best charity is that which when you give with your right hand, even your left hand does not know even your left hand does not what it means is that you must keep it quiet don't make a big deal. Some people when they give you a suite, they tell the whole school I gave him a suite, I gave him a suite, I gave him a suite, rather take your suite back I don't need it right. Right.
So you need to know that when you have the correct water for the seed, it will grow beautifully. If you have the right intention, you do it for the sake of Allah in the correct way. And you follow it up with all other good deeds, your tree will grow ally, your tree will grow. So next time when you have some money, you must give a small amount to
the poor you must give a small amount to the poor so that when you give them Allah will give you more when you give them Allah will give you more same example of the apple, this example you will never forget it Am I right now when you are eating apple and you see the seat thing of Zakat yeah Allah you gave me the whole Apple I enjoyed it, I ate it. And I really even the mango same thing mango is a little bit more isn't it? Meaning the CD says
the CD is really big right? Okay, but if you have a watermelon
but but percentage wise you still have a very small percentage of seed compared to what you are benefiting from
The whole watermelon. So, this is something I want you to think about every time Allah blesses us, He gives us so much and he tells us okay I want to see now are you going to give I gave you are you going to give who I tell you to give? You need to say yes I will give immediately and you give, why do you give because I love Allah. The reason why we give is to please Allah for the sake of Allah that is why we are giving
to please Allah when Allah tells you to do something,
when Allah tells you to do something, no matter what it is, it is always beneficial for you, there is always something good in that, you know, some people, when they have 100 million dirhams, then the Zakat figure is very big 100 million.
If I have 100 million, what is the figure of sacar two and a half percent, how much is two and a half percent of 100 million? Tell me
2.5 million 2.5 million second. Now, that is not easy to give, isn't it? I will give you so much. So much. So much. So much. And still I have calculate I have to calculate and after give more and more, but you need to tell yourself No matter how big the figure is, I will keep on giving this as a cut, you get the point.
So inshallah, as is I hope that you will remember forever and ever. That when you have when you have a fruit and you're eating it, you say these seeds, when I put them they will grow many more fruits, they will grow many more same. If I put the seed of money, I will have much more money.
The seed of money.
I'm not talking you are talking of physical. I am talking of a different example. I don't mean please, please, please don't go to your dad and take money, did hums and then dig, dig in the soil and say today we were told to dig it and planted I don't mean that way. Don't do that. Maybe you are thinking of that right?
Don't plant in. In reality, I'm only giving you an example to say when you plant something you plant it in the right way. This is for the sake of Allah Allah will make it grow. This is why in the Quran, Allah gives you the same example
about people who spend
in the cause of Allah. What is the meaning of the cause of Allah? The cause of Allah is very broad. Anything that pleases Allah is the cause of Allah. Anything that pleases Allah is the cause of Allah. So when Allah subhanho wa Taala says methylone levena you
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Allah says the example of those who spend in the path of Allah those who give for the pleasure of Allah is the example of a seed. Exactly what I told you today. The example of those who spend is like the example of a seed a seed.
Casali hub button, the seed that grows seven cones, seven cones on each cone, they are 100 little seeds, 100 grains.
You know, when you have a corn, what happens? There are so many grains on that, so many. So the example Allah says is when you those who spend in the last course, the example is like that of a seed
that it has grown.
Seven corns on each one of them.
There is 100 grains
and Allah multiplies it. That means Allah is telling you 700 times he will multiply it. Did you hear that? 700 times he will multiply it that is the gift of Allah. Okay, that was my lesson for you today. I think I have spoken for very, very, very long. anyone has any questions?
anyone has any questions?
Wow, when I came in, you had a chair for me.
Why did I take a chair? Okay. I want to ask you a question. When I came in.
Were you all sitting on a chair like this one you put in the front? So I left it. I wanted to be like you. I don't want to be different.
This is a big chair for a
Big men I'm still a small man.
Mashallah, so I thought let me sit on the chair which is just like yours and I saw a free chair there. So I said let me take it and sit on here and then I sat down and you know what it's much more comfortable I can sit with my back up straight you know. And my quick look here, if you see my knees come in one line, they go straight down, if I was sitting on there, probably my knees would have been a little bit forward and maybe I was not going to be so calm, but the true reason is because I wanted to be like you rather than being different. You understand?
inshallah mana I think, Shama
is anyone has a final question.
No problem. The good question the chair question was also a good question.
Anyone wants to ask any questions?
Will I come back again, do you want me to come back again? When when do you want me to come back
in March. So, I in March, I will march in I will march in Shama inshallah, yes.
if you are left handed, what to do, inshallah you keep trying, keep trying. And I know, there are so many strategies, I know of one young girl who she was left handed, and she tied her left hand behind here for one day, two days like that, just you know, she got used to the right hand. So, there are so many ways, I am not saying tie your hand, but I am saying there are so many ways of doing it, get used to it. Tell people around you to keep reminding you Hey, don't use your left hand, use your right hand, use your right hand. Because the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he used to love to use his right hand for all the good things that he used to do Subhana Allah
good question may Allah make it easy for you? Yes.
Writing with left hand is not haram but it's not good because it's assumed not to do good things with the right hand.
So I write with my left and my right but I write with my right but I can write with my left but I don't use my left.
So you are lucky if you write if you can write with your left hand start writing with your right hand you will be able to write with both hands I know someone who can write with his right leg
inshallah you if you if you can, you must try to avoid it because of the sooner I was telling you everything you want to talk about. You have to involve Mohammed Salah Salim somewhere you have to involve him
because we are meaning Yes.
Yes, that's what I'm talking about your right one man. He didn't have hands so he was writing with his leg he showed
us his Subhana lines.
Hello, Aqua? Alhamdulillah Allah the alpha. Allahu Allah, Allah, Allah.
Allah, Allah. You know,
he's talking you heard what he said he saw a man in the mall who was on an electric chair and he must have been challenged or disabled somehow. So that is a gift of Allah upon us. Allah favored us above them. You must thank Allah like you say any any. If you don't know any do I will be okay to thank Allah Oh ally, thank you for giving me blessing me in a way that you have not blessed him. It is a gift that you have bestowed upon me. So that is good. Last question. I want from one of the girls inshallah. Yes.
Okay, we will leave it because the girls are very intelligent, Masha. They don't have the questions. Yes, yes.
You must think Allah whenever you see someone who has one leg, someone who has one hand, you must thank Allah and you must be kind to all people. You must thank Allah I have two legs. Alhamdulillah. Right. May Allah make it easy for us. Apolo Kohli have our sallallahu wasallam Oh Baraka Allah Nabina Muhammad Subhana labmd subhanak alohomora handy Ganesha to Allah Allah elantras tofu Karna to be like,