Comfort in Times of Crisis #12
Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2020
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Silence & Devotion
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Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah where Allah Allah He was happy in my beloved brothers and sisters. In the previous episode we spoke about zecharia May peace be upon him when he was informed that his wife was expecting, he asked Allah for a sign, because obviously he wanted to face the people with goodness and he didn't want to face the negative words of the people what to do? Allah subhanho wa Taala taught him the most amazing thing that many of us take for granted. Listen to what Allah says in verse number 41 Allah be jolly Lee call
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he says, Oh my Lord, give me a sign. Allah says your sign is that you should not speak to people silence, be quiet. Don't even try to respond, be totally silent. Don't speak to people for three whole days, meaning for a period of time. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, remember Allah a lot and praise Him, worship Him in the morning and in the evening. So keep worshiping Allah, keep praising Allah and remain silent. Don't talk to people, this matter is too big for you to resolve, we will resolve it for you. Brothers and sisters, in times of crisis. A lot of us like to talk a lot. Be careful, speak less praise Allah worship Allah morning and evening. And you know what, only say that
which is beneficial sometimes if you have been falsely accused, the result of it or should I say the matter is made worse when we speak when we try to clear ourselves. Sometimes you may have to remain silent. Sometimes people may refuse to you, they may say bad things about you. It's okay. In this age of social media, you don't need to respond to everyone. It says more about them than it does about you. So the crisis you're facing about people saying bad things about you online, sometimes the solution of it is to keep quiet. Sometimes just get off line, sometimes switch off, and you don't need to respond. Sometimes you've read it, let it Let it be a source of laughter, because
that's not who you are. It says more about them than it says about you. And Subhanallah my brothers and sisters, this is a powerful lesson that we learn when something positive happened. You see when someone earns a lot of money, people say they they're selling drugs, or someone has to say they're cheating the taxman or whatever else they say. These are hurtful words, people have nothing better to say at times your response to them might make matters worse, keep quiet. When you know you may not be able to say something that will solve the problem. Leave it to Allah. Sometimes we try to clarify and people misunderstand the clarification which requires a further clarification. And that
too is misunderstood and it goes on vicious circle. So instead we rather avoid all of that. Praise Allah worship Allah, you know your relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And guess what? Allah will take care of the rest. The same applies to Mary Maria when Allah told her and this is the next verse, When Allah subhanho wa Taala tells Mary we chose you above the others. So what we want you to do is, was Judy or Karima are working upon it in Arabic. We want you to worship your Lord, we want you to be in prostration and bowing and continue to do that which means be regular in your prayers. This Allah is advising those he chose. So if Allah is chosen, you and I, we will automatically be
empowered to pray to be in frustration and to take our time when we bow. So let's engage in that my brothers and sisters and we will be granted the comfort we want goodness, don't worry. Well the goodness is achieved by following what Allah told those who he loved and who loved him back Subhana Allah and this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala repeats all of this in the Quran so we can be inspired by what Allah subhanho wa Taala has installed. Let me explain. Sometimes people plot out down down for sometimes people plan against us It happens sometimes people say cutting words cutting remarks our past sarcastic sometimes people try their best to irk us. They try to make us angry and upset. I
promise you keep your cool develop your relationship with a lot that is a crisis. Yes indeed. But you will achieve comfort in the midst of the crisis from Allah subhanho wa Taala when you have understood the
Plan of Allah. This is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the same Surah Surah Allah Imran verse number 54. He says, while Nakuru will not count on
getting the plan and plot and Allah plans and Allah is the best of those who plan Subhana Allah. Sometimes the planning and plotting of your enemies is the very source of your ultimate success. You may succeed as a result of having lost a job by earning so much more than you would have had you maintained that job. And the examples go on and on. Remember, lay your trust in Allah, no need to fret and panic about the whole situation. When you know Allah is the best of planners, people plan against you. People plot against you. Don't worry, Allah is watching, he may allow a little bit to happen, but ultimately you will win because Allah is the best of planners. However, what is
dangerous, you should not be on the other side. Don't plan and plot the downfall of others. Because you're planning and plotting against Allah. Remember that. So as much as we need to provide comfort in times of crisis, when we are being planned against, we need to also teach people not to plan against others because then you are part of the crisis. May Allah subhanho wa Taala always make us a part of the solution and never a part of the problem. So my brothers and sisters, that is the favor of Allah, He gives whomsoever He wishes, when Allah speaks about all his favors, and all the goodness and all the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala says in verse number 73, and 74 of the
same surah he says,
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long was he on an IM say that all the virtue and goodness belongs to Allah, it's in the hands of Allah, He gives whomsoever He wishes and his Subhana Allah, his knowledge is very encompassing. It encompasses everything. And then he continues to say, you have to be automatic.
It is Allah who gives specialized gifts to whomsoever He wishes. Allah chooses whomsoever He wants, for a certain gift, and then the gift is given. So don't become jealous of people. And don't plan and plot the downfall of people. And on the other hand, don't become depressed at the planning of others against you. You protect yourself by reading the prayers of the morning and the evening. And at the same time, develop a good relationship with Allah and leave the rest in his hands. He is the best of planners, no need to stress over what others are doing, when you have Allah with you. Because even if they see temporary success, according to them, it will be a direct lead to your
ultimate success and not theirs. So this is Allah subhanho wa Taala. Later on, you know, people do engage in sin, people do falter. People do that which is wrong, that itself is a crisis. And sometimes people go very far in turning against Allah, in doing things that are unacceptable. Sometimes people believe, and then they disbelieve, and then they come back to belief and then they go back to disbelief and so on. And sometimes life is full of difficulty and hardship such that some people lose faith through the hardship while others find their faith because of similar hardships. It's amazing. So Allah subhanho wa Taala when he speaks about the punishment of the Hereafter, and
he speaks about how dangerous and how painful it is. He then says illa levena turbo mubadala casilla hoffa in la hora Rahim, verse number 79, or 89, actually, of surah. Allah Imran, when Allah says, except those who returned to Allah in seeking forgiveness, and they do good after that. Allah is most forgiving, Most Merciful, most forgiving all the time. That is amazing. To think of the forgiveness of Allah after you've done the most absurd things, and to imagine that Allah will forgive you, at the blink of an eye and even quicker is something so comforting to the soul. Don't let shaytan make you think otherwise. This I will be repeating throughout the entire series, because
many of us need hope in the mercy of Allah. He is the Most Merciful, the most kind, the most forgiving, the most compassionate, etc. I want to end off today's episode by saying
in verse number 92 of surah Allah Allah Allah tells us how to achieve righteousness. You want to
be righteous. While I tell you some people are striving in order to earn that which will benefit them in this world. Some people are striving in order to earn that which will be beneficial for them in the hereafter. Some people are striving to do a bit of both. Sometimes I tend to love certain things while I'm on Earth, as a human being, I draw so close to certain things that I become attached, attached to the degree that I would become so depressed if I were to lose it. And Allah warns us to say, Don't be so attached. Yes, you may be attached, but there must be a limit to it. If it is material items that you are attached to, then Allah says, to achieve true righteousness, spend
those things, give them away, spend that which you love the most. If you want to truly achieve closeness to Allah, and true righteousness, listen to what Allah says in verse number 92 that tunnel will be a hot tattoo.
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Boo me shame. For in Allah heavy alley, you will never achieve through righteousness until you spend from that which you love.
And whatever you spend, anything that you spend, Allah knows about it. So people may not know Allah knows spend that which you love. When you get too attached to something material, I promise you try this, give it away, give it away in charity and give another one away. And the third one away that which you love the most, when there is too much attachment and you give it away. There is a sense of comfort you derive and contentment that is unmatched. Nobody can describe that. So this is something people are facing a crisis of attachment you get too materialistic, it's all about amassing things you have 45 perfumes, 50 pairs of shoes so much in terms of clothing, learn to give away and give
away the good stuff. Sometimes Don't be attached to those things because your happiness and sadness will not be connected to Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala as attachment be of most importance for all of us. Aku Kohli hada sallallahu wasallam Alana Vina Mohammed
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