Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2020
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a salam o Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Bismillah R Rahman Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah what Allah Allah He was happy to Jemaine my brothers and sisters, Allah Subhana. Allah to Allah has created within us the love of certain things. People love, for example, their conveyance. People love wealth, they like gold and silver, for example, people love the opposite sex and so many other things that people love. But Allah subhanho wa Taala says that if you were to be conscious of Allah while trying to get that which you love, then you would definitely be in comfort, in contentment. And in the Hereafter, we will grant you paradise. But if you were to try
and go and get those things that you love, through means that are unacceptable. A person loves a motor vehicle, he goes to steal, a person likes another person and goes to commit adultery or fornication. Then Allah says you're plunging yourself into destruction, and you will take away your happiness. In fact, there will be a crisis. When someone goes to steal, they're worried about the long arm of the law. When a person were to commit adultery or fornication, they are worried about so many other things at a certain point. So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us, we know that the love of these things is within you. But don't follow the devil's beautification of it in the wrong way.
Rather, go for it in the most beautiful way. And this is why when Allah mentions these things, gold and silver, and the horses meaning the conveyance in verse number 14 of surah, Allah Eman immediately after that in verse number 15, Allah says, owner be open behind him in Polycom, should we tell you what is better for you, then all of these things if they were to be achieved in the wrong way levena
For those who are conscious of Allah is indeed paradise. What that means is when you are trying to achieve these things, you must be conscious of Allah, the rules, the regulations, the do's, the don'ts that he has laid, are not laid there in order for you to be distressed, but they are there in order to govern your life and make it beautiful, so that you can achieve comfort at all times. And this is why immediately after that Allah speaks about those who are conscious of him. They constantly pray to Him, what do they say? Or banner in? Nana?
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Suhana LA, they say, Oh our Lord, we have believed in you. We have believed in you. So therefore forgive us. So they're actually letting Allah know that we believe in you. So we expect you to forgive us. Yes, that's correct. You're a believer in Allah. Well, you can expect that from Allah because you believe in him. And Allah says, they say so forgive our sins, and save us from the punishment of hellfire. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all my brothers and sisters, it's very important that when we get what we want, we actually should be getting it through the correct means. In the same way that when a person breaks the law of the land to get what they want, they
would be living in constant fear. While the same would apply if one were to disregard the laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala a different type of fear and perhaps something totally different may overtake that person. May Allah Subhana Allah to Allah grant us protection.
Allah subhanho wa Taala in verse number 26 of surah Allah Imran tells us who owns Kingdom who owns authority on land, and who is the one who elevates people. Allah says subhanho wa Taala only in
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Everything he gives provision and Kingdom authority to whomsoever He wishes. And he takes it away from whomsoever He wishes. And he raises whomsoever He wishes. And he drops, whomsoever He wishes. For indeed, all goodness is in the hands of Allah. He is all able and capable.
This verse brings about a lot of comfort because we know that Allah is in control, he raises home, he wants, he drops home he wants. So if you have been raised, you need to remember Allah can drop you. So be humble. And if you've been dropped, you need to remember Allah will raise you He is the one who's able and capable. So develop your relationship with him. Either way, whether you have or you don't. The secret is to develop your relationship with Allah to remain humble and remain steadfast. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in verse number 31, of the same surah that the winner is He who follows what the messenger has actually taught. If you really love Allah,
then you need to prove that love by following what the messenger has taught. Listen to verse number 31. All in
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Say, if you love Allah, then follow me and Allah will love you and forgive your sins For indeed he is most forgiving, Most Merciful, amazing verse of the Quran simply because we will only achieve comfort through the love of Allah.
The crises will only be alleviated by the help of Allah. And in order to love Allah, we need to follow what the messenger has taught. And this is why what we said today of getting what you want through legitimate means legal means is very, very important. Now I want to move on to something unique, you know, the wife of Iran, this surah is named after the family of a man. So the wife of a man was the mother of Mary, the Virgin Mary, who was the mother of Jesus Christ, or Isa alayhis salaam May peace be upon him. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, the mother of Mary, used to pray to Allah to say, Oh Allah, if you bless me with offspring, I will actually sacrifice this offspring for
your cause. And Allah blessed her with a girl child Subhana Allah, a girl child. Now many times people want to have boys, some want to have girls, Allah says, You know what? It's in me it's in my hands. It's up to me what I'm going to do. Allah blessed her with the girl that girl was Marian something unique used to happen to Maria marry, the mother of Jesus May peace be upon them both. Something amazing used to happen. Zakaria used to take care of her. And she was in her own space or place of worship.
And every time she was in that place of worship, when Zakaria used to go there, he used to find with her some food, where did you get this food from? It was fruit, what type of fruit fruit that was out of season so Han Allah, it's not even a seasonal fruit. So who brought it for you? It couldn't have been a human being. So every time the courier went to this place of worship, to see Mary Maryam, as she grew older, and she was young, he saw fruit with her That was amazing. Strange. So he asked her, where did you get this from? Verse number 38. She says, who I mean in a in a La Jolla, Rosa Coleman, Yeshua Obi Wan.
It is from Allah. Allah gives whomsoever He wishes without account. So when you pray to Allah, He gives you that which people consider impossible. That's what Zakaria learned immediately. If I were to pray to Allah, Allah will give me something that others might consider impossible. Your faith will carry you during times of crisis, my beloved brothers and sisters, your faith, keep supplicating and have conviction in Allah He is the one
if he granted fruit and vegetable to Mary or some types of food to the to Mary, the mother of Jesus, when she prayed and she was close to him, Do you think he cannot create a miracle for you and I look at zecharia he immediately saw that and he knew he doesn't have offspring, male offspring to carry his lineage. So hoonah Lika de aza carry. The next verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in verse number 38, Allah says at that juncture, Zakaria immediately called out to Allah. He says, Oh my Lord, I want progeny. I need you to give me progeny. You know, children who will carry my name and continue with the goodness for India.
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Oh my Lord grant me progeny from you. Good pure progeny For indeed you, you hear all the prayers, he was inspired by Mary Maria May peace be upon him. He knew he was old, his wife was barren, and at the same time he wanted a child. So he called out to Allah, the angels called Zakaria and informed him that you know what good news. Allah is going to bless you with a child called yahia john Subhana, Allah, may peace be upon them all. Imagine, he now didn't know what to do because his wife was old, she was barren, and at the same time, he is calling out to Allah, and Allah has given it to him and Allah says Your wife is expecting Whoa, what am I going to do? How am I going to face the
people I'm so old, so panela. But the point I've learned here is look at how he was inspired by Mary who called out to Allah May peace be upon her and look at how he's calling out to Allah and now he's gotten something that others would have considered impossible. So there is nothing impossible for Allah. nothing impossible for Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Oh Zakaria, we are giving you good news of a child he immediately says How will I face my people give me a sign Subhana Allah, there was a crisis. What was the crisis? The crisis was Yes, he they were given the goodness. But now facing people sometimes is a crisis. A person goes through some hardship. A person has made some
money sometimes people will start spreading rumors. How do I protect myself from those rumors? So Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed amazing verses to teach him what to do. And it's important that we understand what has just happened. The blessings of Allah were given to someone and he's facing a new crisis. What about people? I'm sure a lot of us get worried sometimes you're not supposed to worry. Look what Allah subhanho wa Taala teaches us inshallah, in the next episode, we will look at that, until then. Aku Kohli hada sallallahu wasallam Allah Baraka, Alana Vina Mohammed
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