Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2020
Why The Prohibitions?
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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Raheem Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah where Allah Allah He was happy he Jemaine, my brothers and sisters in the previous episode, we spoke about the prohibition of intoxicants as well as gambling. And Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of some of the reasons. Some people ask a question, why did Allah create things? And then ask us not to engage in them or not to participate or not to do them? Why did he not just leave them and not create them at all and only tell us to worship Him through instructions and obligations? Well, a lot tests us with both asking us to do things as well as
asking us to stay away from things from the very beginning. If you recall, at the time of Adam alayhis, salam, Allah subhanho wa Taala told him one thing and that was, don't go near the tree.
Allah wants to be worshipped in that way he chose that we are His worshippers, Adam alayhis salatu salam ate from the tree, he sought the forgiveness of Allah, he was forgiven and he was sent on to the earth. We are asked not to eat certain things not to drink certain things. If we were to fall into that it will plunge us into crisis. Sometimes while questioning the wisdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala people begin to dwindle in faith not realizing the harms of these things. It's enough for a lot to tell us don't do this without explaining why He is the Lord. He has the right to do that. But out of his kindness, he explains at times what will happen if we partake or participate in that
which is prohibited. For example, in verse number 91 of pseudotumor EDA, after explaining the prohibition of alcohol as well as gambling, he tells us in reduced shape on
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And he says, Allah says, Shaban wants to distract you from the remembrance of Allah developing your relationship with Allah and prayer. So Allah explains it to us. If you take a look at those who whose lives are all about intoxicants and gambling, there is always something wrong with their remembrance of Allah and their prayer. And many times they're involved in feuds and fights enmity and hatred. Well, Allah told that to us, the crisis was created as a result of consumption of something that Allah told us not to consume, or the crisis was created as a result of participating or doing that, which Allah warned us about with an explanation. Yet he didn't need to explain. Many
times Allah does not explain he says, This is not allowed, and that's not allowed. And he doesn't offer an explanation because he doesn't have to, He is the Lord. But at times, he actually explains why he gives us a few reasons there may be many more. This is only for us to realize the favor of Allah upon us. Amazing. My brothers and sisters, Allah tells us what to do in your own law, how to your own Rasulullah Why don't you want the comfort, you need to follow Allah follow the messenger, be careful, we want for our lady to
move in. If you're going to turn away, you need to know the duty of the messenger is only to convey clearly the message.
The message is being conveyed. Some of the consequences have been conveyed. Allah says by you taking heed, you're doing yourself a favor. You're not doing the messenger a favor, nor are you doing Allah favor. But it's part of the favor of Allah to explain to you that if you do this, then this negativity will come into your life. Aren't we searching of comfort in crisis? Yes, we're searching for comfort in crisis indeed. So to achieve that comfort, my brothers and sisters, we
must make sure that we understand the plan of the Almighty and the harms and dangers in those things that Allah has made prohibited. And this is why Allah tells us in verse number 94, something very interesting. He loves it when we stay away from things for his sake. He loves it when we stay away from prohibitions that he has declared prohibited from the very beginning from the time of Adam alayhi salatu was Salam. That is the plan of Allah. So Allah says, when you are embarking on the pilgrimage, certain things I will prohibit, because I want to prohibit them.
And those things that I've prohibited in order for you to prove your consciousness of me and your relationship with me and your love of me, I will dangle them in front of you, just to test you who from among you, stays away knowing that this is wrong, and it's prohibited Subhan Allah only to test you Allah allows certain things he has prohibited to be accessible to you. And he makes it easy for you to do achieve that but you stay away for his sake. What does that prove? Subhana Allah, when a person is married for the sake of their spouse, they would sometimes stay away from adultery, etc. But if you were to do it for the sake of Allah, it is far broader and you will achieve the happiness
of your spouse to Subhana Allah even if the person comes to you and really asks you to commit the sin with them. If you were to abstain, bearing Allah in mind, aren't you on a higher level, you achieve the comfort, you're no longer worried about being caught and so on. My brothers and sisters, those who have fallen seek the forgiveness of Allah. Listen to verse number 94 of surah. Tillman either very interesting.
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de como de ma Hong Kong, Liana Milan many in Hawaii. Oh, you who believe in the condition of a haram which is a certain condition that those engaging in the pilgrimage need to get into. Allah says in that condition, we will test you by some of the hunting animals that will be so close, close range of your hands as well as your Spears, it will be so easy so tempting for you to hunt, and we prohibited hunting for you in that condition. So Allah says when you're in that condition of a Haram, you're not allowed to hunt. Why? Because Allah said, so that's it. You must busy yourself, trying to remember Allah and engaging in other acts of worship. It's not all about running behind
the hunting animal in that particular condition. So Allah says, but in order to test you who from amongst you, really fears Allah or is conscious of Allah, who has developed the correct relationship with Allah, He will test you by letting those animals come right close to you. Subhana Allah, and Allah says,
who in order to know who is conscious of Allah, who fears a lot when no one is watching besides Allah, amazing. So those who stay away, they have the correct relationship with Allah. May Allah grant us that comfort, and the goodness, this verse, although it is speaking about those who are going on the pilgrimage in that condition, but the meaning is broader. Brothers and sisters, when things are prohibited, sometimes Allah might test you by making it accessible. It is so tempting to earn money in the wrong way. Allah says, Do you prefer me or you prefer the money that is earned in a wrong way Subhana Allah, it's up to you to prove yourself to Allah, that Allah giving you a chance
to prove yourself to Him and He will give you the comfort as a result of that. The blessings they are in halaal income, such that even if you were to try your best with haraam income, you would never be able to achieve what you would achieve by a little bit of hallen income, the blessings what we seek from Allah subhanho wa Taala. The same applies when adultery is very easy to commit and you still stay away from it. You've arrived at a different level in your relationship with Allah when doing something totally wrong, whether it be intoxicants or gambling when it is so easy, so tempting. Others have made money others are saying certain things but you know, between you and
Allah, Allah says, Don't do it. It is an abomination from the handiwork of the devil and you stay away from it. Allah protects you from crisis. Allah gives you the comfort that you will only be able to taste when you've developed that beautiful correct
relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. So we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to grant us from his mercy.
I want to end this episode by speaking about a very interesting topic that will bring about a lot of comfort. My brothers and sisters, people think they will derive comfort by interfering in the lives of others in a negative way. So talk about them behind their backs, and you think you're going to get anything you won't interfere and involve in their lives worrying about what others are doing their sins, and there's, you know, they're evil without being positive about it, which means, if you are to instruct and it's our duty to help people to remind them, it should be in a beautiful, positive way, not in a negative way. We don't insult and abuse others, but rather, we speak to them
in a nice way or we send them a message or remind them with a beautiful reminder. So Allah says in verse number 105, of pseudotumor EDA, yeah you Halina Amano, la casa con la
la isla de Jong Il Allah hemara Gen Con Jimmy, are you who believe, be concerned about yourselves. Those who are astray will not harm you. They will not hurt you at all. If you yourselves are rightly guided. From this we learn. I need to be worried about myself before others. Yes, I must be concerned in a positive way about others. Don't get me wrong. We're not saying don't remind people of what's right and wrong. No You must but in a beautiful way. Before that. Remember yourself. Always be concerned about yourself before others. anything bad Worry about yourself. When we say Worry about yourself, we're talking about bad deeds. Make sure you're not engaging in it. Make sure
while trying to correct others you don't slip into misguidance make sure that you don't develop your ego and pride simply because you want to correct someone whom you have seen doing wrong. And that's why Allah says Allah Allah him or geochemistry Jamia, all of you are going to return to Allah. May Allah grant us the ability to be concerned about ourselves and to reach out to others in a beautiful way. akula Kali hada wa sallahu wa salam wa barik ala nabina Muhammad
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