Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2020
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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Bismillahi Rahmani r Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah where Allah Allah He was happy he Jemaine, my brothers and sisters, when a person passes away, leaving behind some wealth, the estate of the deceased needs to be sorted out in a way that creates comfort and not a disaster. So remember, they will be orphans, they will be widows, they will be boys and girls, brothers and sisters, children, sons and daughters, whoever it may be Subhana Allah, Allah warns us about that wealth and Allah says, solve the matter sorted out with justice, and don't cheat or deceive anyone Also, don't unnecessarily delay. Any of these things
would actually cause a huge disaster in your home. It would drive people away from each other, it would split the relationships within the broader family. Remember, if you want to please Allah, you will definitely have to do as Allah has instructed and if you do that, you will achieve a lot of comfort, and you will even protect yourselves from falling into a crisis in the first place. And this is why Allah says in Surah Nisa, which is a surah that is named after the women. He mentions all the laws of inheritance in great detail in this surah and Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us what are dhulia
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and give the orphans their wealth. Now when Allah is instructing you, it means it's supposed to happen quickly. Allah says give them their wealth, and don't cheat them don't eat their wealth.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says don't swap their wealth that is good with yours, that is not so good. If they have something and it's really a good thing. And because they're young, because they are vulnerable women, girls, the daughters, the orphans, the young, because they don't know so much about the wealth that is left behind. Many people tend to cheat them, they deceive them, they delay giving them their wealth, they find it very difficult to let go. Well, Allah subhanho wa Taala has warned us all in this regard. And he actually names the surah, the surah of the women to ensure that you did not maltreat and this is part of the test of Allah subhanho wa Taala. If you if you want to
goodness, you need to ask yourself, Am I doing something wrong? If you're in a crisis, if you have a major issue in your life, the first question you need to ask yourself always is am I on the right page in my relationship with Allah? If not, what am I doing wrong? Have I harmed someone? Have I oppressed someone? Have I wronged someone? Did I steal someone's wealth, primarily the orphans and the widows, those are categories of people who are taken care of by Allah subhanho wa Taala himself, he personally ensures that they will be taken care of, and therefore anyone who oppresses them who does wrong to them, they will never have comfort in their lives in the long term and the times, even
in the short term. So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us you know what, give the women that do give the men there do Don't cheat anyone and make sure that you have not consumed Hellfire in your belly. In verse number 10. Allah says,
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those who have consumed the wealth of the orphans, oppressively in a wrong way they've consumed that wealth, they have eaten in their bellies, nothing besides the flames of hellfire. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. So Allah says for them there is Doom doom. Imagine Allah telling you, the Doom is for a person who did this. So if you feel you're doomed, ask yourself did I do this if you didn't, inshallah, things are okay. But if you have done wrong, my brothers and sisters, no matter who you are, this is the time to resolve your matters of inheritance between you, your family members, your children, your nephews and nieces, your brothers, your uncles, and aunts, your parents
and whoever else it may be the widow, the orphans, this is the time to resolve the crisis. Because if you want the mercy of Allah, make sure that you
Given the dues to whomsoever they belong to, so much so, when a person works for us, if we were to delay their salary, do you know we are asking for trouble? Do you know that we are asking for the curse of Allah because we are supposed to be making the payment as soon as the work is done, or as per the agreement, if you have delayed or you abuse a person working for you, or you are not paying them, and there is no reason why you should not pay them, then remember, you are tampering with something that is very, very delicate in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala. To give the wealth, where it is due is a way of solving your crisis in your own home, your health and everything else.
And this is why we are taught to give charity, in order to come out of difficulty we are taught to give charity, imagine you haven't even given the fourth that which is compulsory, the dues. And you think that you're going to get a solution by being charitable, more important than all those charities is to resolve the $5 that you owe the brother or the sister, that is far more important than all the charities you may be throwing left, right and center. Because in Allah's eyes, he wants you to do that which is compulsory, before you do that which is voluntary. What is the point of someone making, or praying the voluntary prayers called nephew or soon when they haven't even done
the father of or that which was compulsory. So that foolishness, Allah says don't allow that to actually overtake you, you will pay as a result of this. And remember, the payment is not done immediately, in all cases because Allah wants to give you a chance to resolve the problems. Allah wants to give you a chance to come back before he overtakes you with any form of hardship. So Allah says, I won't punish this person immediately. I'm going to give them time. So if you've done wrong, and you think you're getting away with it, you're actually not I was waiting for the right time. It may affect you now and it may affect you later, before crying tears of blood, my brothers and
sisters, what does it cost you to solve the problem? Pick up the phone today. And sort the matter out with those whom you have a matter with, if it is financial, especially the issue of inheritance. So much so that Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Whosoever cheats anyone when it comes to inheritance or delays them or deceives them, then they are cursed and perhaps they may be cast into hell fire in the hereafter for a very, very long time. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not do that to us. My brothers and sisters, it's very important for us to be fair and balanced. When we are just we will achieve justice we will achieve goodness. Allah subhanho wa Taala says he wants to forgive us. It's not like
Allah wants to punish us the same surah in Surah Nisa, verse number 27, where Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Well, we redo a tuba la como de la Vina una shahadi Damilola na Lima, Allah says, And Allah once to forgive you imagine allowing once to forgive you, people who commit sin, people who do wrong, people who have cheated and deceived whether it is inheritance or otherwise Allah says, I want to forgive you. So come seek forgiveness, make amends, sought your matters out and you will be forgiven. So Allah says, but you know what, those who want to follow their desires, and those who want to follow their lusts, what they love, they want you to actually turn away from Allah a great
turning. So Allah says UD do larina una Shahada, those who want to follow their own immoral lusts and desires, whether it's for wealth or for the opposite sex or whatever it may be. Allah says, they want to influence you to be able to turn you away from Allah but as for Allah, He wants to forgive you. He loves you enough to to forgive you. But seek that forgiveness and make amends and this is why Allah says,
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in the very next verse, Allah says, Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to make the burden light on you. Because he knows man has been created very weak, man is weak. Man tends to love things and out of his love for material things. He's ready to compromise his link with Allah. Allah says, Don't allow that to happen. Yes, we know you love things, get them in the legitimate ways if you can, if you cannot bear patience, life is very short. You will not have everything on Earth, even the wealthiest person once more and even the person who has what you would like to have still once much more than what they have. So it's a rat race. That doesn't stop unless this man has been created weak. Be
Your relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Bear patience and understand that Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to make things easy for you. So if you are just you pass the test, if you are fair and balanced, you pass the test. Even if you haven't achieved so much materially, Allah will give you contentment. Allah will give you comfort. But if you've achieved a lot through means that are not legitimate, that is short lived, that is very short lived. That is actually foolish. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Don't eat each other's wealth, wrongly. Verse number 29. Allah says, Yeah, a new Han Latina, Manu la de colo.
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Khun O you who believe don't consume each other's wealth wrongly in a deceptive way in a wrong way. Unless you're doing business with each other. That's the only time you can write fully consumed wealth. Otherwise you should not be doing that. So Allah is telling you, even in business don't shortchange people. Don't cheat. Don't deceive. One of the biggest deceptions is an moonfleet Basilicata who Bill hollyfield Khatib, a person who sells his commodity, taking a false oath about its cost price. Then Allah says, you're going to pay a price for using our name to do something cheap. You use the name of Allah to lie to a customer about your cost price. There will be no
blessings in that sale or in the profit you've made. You actually cheated. So Allah says, Don't do that to each other. You actually want comfort in crisis, and you want to be protected from crisis in the first place. Then protect yourself by being honest in business upright, even if your profit is less for as long as Allah subhanho wa Taala is with you. You have nothing to worry about. May Allah make it easy for me for every single one of us. And may Allah grant us the ability to resolve our matters of inheritance today, may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who are just and fair at all times and who help each other achieve that which is correct. akula coli hava masala Allahu wa
salam wa Baraka ala nabina. Muhammad
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