Comfort in Times of Crisis #24
Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2020
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a Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Raheem Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. While early he was happy to Jemaine, my brothers and sisters, Allah asks us Subhana Allah to Allah, to travel the earth, looking at what has happened to the previous nations, in order for us to take heed and to learn a lesson. And Allah subhanho wa Taala also instructs us to read about the previous nations. Therefore, in the Quran, in many places, he has told he has told us about the previous nations, what they were involved in the messages that came to them what exactly those messages said, how the response was, and the time they were given
thereafter, the type of punishment that they received. And Allah says, All these stories have in the lessons for those with sound intellect. In the same way, Allah says, if you were to travel the land, you will see people whom we've destroyed before you, they had more than you, they were much more powerful than you don't think for a moment that Allah is incapable of dealing with you. Now, I know this might sound harsh to some, but it is necessary as a reminder, and Allah subhanho wa Taala is simply trying to bring us closer to him in many different ways, giving us the reminders of being good. The reminders of obeying instruction, as well as staying away from prohibition, what would
happen if we were to leave the instructions or engage in the prohibitions, and what happened to those in the past, who did not obey? So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in verse number six, as well as in fact, verse number six and 11 of this particular Surah Surah, Al anon. Allah says, Allah Mira, come alakina mill Kobani him in Kearney McCann, whom will have the melanoma Killa come, do they not see how many of the previous generations we have destroyed before them,
whom we had actually given much more than what we had given them Subhana Allah, and then Allah says, Colossi, ruville or bootham Baraka, Karna Kiba, to look at VB say, travel on the earth, and then see what has happened to those who belied us Subhana Allah, I think this is something important because when we read the stories of the previous nations, as much as there is a warning within them, there is a sense of comfort that justice does prevail. There is a sense of comfort for those who are oppressed, that oppression does not last. Take a look at the Prophet Noah, the prophet Abraham, the prophet Ishmael, and all of these is married to his Salah May peace be upon them all. Ibrahim
alayhis salam in the Arabic language. Take a look at Musa Moses May peace be upon him What happened? How was the pharaoh destroyed? In all of these stories, there is comfort, comfort for those who are being wronged and oppressed, that you know what the Almighty is punishment is definitely real. He has done it in the past and he will do it in the future. But at the same time, the warning is for us to if you are an oppressor, if you are creating crises in the lives of those who are innocent, Subhan Allah, you need to know Allah subhanho wa Taala will only give you a short time after which he will catch up with you. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us a lesson from all angles, like I
say, comfort for those in crisis, and a warning for those who are creating crises. May Allah subhanho wa Taala truly bless every single one of us. So that was a very, very interesting topic to mention the issue of the previous nations, what we derive from them and what we should be learning from those particular nations. Then in verse number 32, of Salatu, Salam Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us about the reality of this life. Woman hire to dounia illa Allah a boom Allah Whoa. And this life of this world is only but play and amusement. That's what it is. It is very temporary. Have you ever sat and watched how people are born? They're young, they grow older, they die and others are
born. So where did they go? So when I was on Earth, wow. SubhanAllah I'm alive.
See others. They went, they were more powerful than I was. They were more powerful than I am right now. And Subhan Allah, they also went back to Allah. Where did they come from? And where did they go? Subhana Allah, the minimum I know is they were with Allah, they're going back to Allah. In the meantime, there was something about this earth that only unlocked and explained to us. Allah says, it's an amusement and a pastime. That's it, the real life do you want to know what it is? same verse, verse number 32. So lottoland an, Allah says, while at down, Pharaoh to hire only levena chacun. Indeed, the life of the Hereafter is better for those who develop the correct relationship
with Allah who are conscious of Allah. In another verse, Allah says, while at the pharaoh to the life or the abode of the Hereafter is everlasting. Subhana Allah, Allah, He will hire one, that is the one that is everlasting, the real life, this life we came into it knowing we are going to die, that life we enter it knowing we're never going to die. So which one is more important, Allah says, Don't give preference to this life over the everlasting life. While you are here temporarily, yes, you will enjoy yourself but within limits, you will do a lot of good things but within limits to panela you will still obey Allah's instruction and prepare for the day you're going to meet with
Allah subhanho wa Taala. Prepare for the everlasting life in your temporary life. While I'm here, I will be charitable, I will worship Allah alone, I will try my best to follow the messenger, I will try my best to reach out to as many as I can. And then I will meet with Allah and he will definitely forgive me and give me the best hereafter which is everlasting. But if I was not conscious of it, I never thought about where I came from and where I'm going, then I'm the one who's at a loss. If you want comfort, you need to remember that at the end of this life, there is definitely an everlasting life that will bring about a lot of comfort. ponder over it and prepare for it, how to prepare for
it. Well go through revelation and see what happens. In this world. People might say bad things to you or about you. They may disagree with you, they may be hurtful and abusive. They may accuse you slander backbite and say the nastiest of things. Well, Allah tells us in verse number 33, in a beautiful way, that they said even nastier things about people who are better than you and die, and look at the advice Allah gave them. Allah tells the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. But then Allah mo in hula as you know Canada yopu known for in hula Luca de buena, wala King navali, Mina, Biya Tina. Hi, Don, we know that it hurts you what they're saying. What are they saying? They called
him a madman. They called him a magician. They called him a womanizer. They said he was after power. He was after money. They call him a liar. They call him a sorcerer. And the list goes on and on. And you know, he was the Messenger of Allah. He knew he was the Prophet of Allah. sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Still, Allah tells him, we know it's hurt, it's hurting you. We know it has hurt you. We know you want to see them guided. We want you to know they don't belie you they to know that you're speaking the truth, but the wrongdoers from among them are simply denying out of their pride. So Allah says we know that what they say hurts you.
But we want you to know they don't belie you deep down. They know you're right. They know you're an honest, upright person. You need to know the wrongdoers. They are just denying out of pride. Now my brothers and sisters Yes, this is a beautiful verse and it's directed to the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but isn't the lesson for every one of us. Allah says immediately after that, Allah tada could be better tsunami, Kabbalah Kapha Sabo Allah could be boo had at home not salona missing just before you have also been belied. And they were patient regarding what came in that direction. And they were patient regarding the harm that they faced, until the help of
unlocking to them Subhan Allah. So Allah says our help came to them they were patient in a nutshell, to achieve comfort, the patient, derive comfort by understanding the fact that those better than you went through worse than what you are going through, they were patient and they were still happy with the decree of Allah. We are not as good as them and we are not going through as much as they went through. So far.
Allah, the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. After being known as the truthful, the trustworthy. They called him all sorts of names as we mentioned, they drove him out of his own city and home. They usurped the wealth of all those who believed. Allah says you know what? Things like these may happen to anyone to any one of you. You need to know the wrongdoers they just deny. That's their job. Don't be from among them. My brothers and sisters, it brings a lot of comfort when you do good. Do it in the most beautiful way. Don't worry what the naysayers are saying, when you're doing good, keep doing good. Don't let the negatives of others make your positive disappear. Don't let the
negatives of others make you a negative person. Don't allow their comments to make you stop the good that you believe in. Don't allow their actions to deter you from continuing the goodness that you stand for. This is what we're being taught in this particular verse. What amazing advice from Allah subhanho wa Taala What beautiful lessons we derive what comfort we achieve. There is a crisis indeed, people will become jealous of you. They were jealous of those better than you.
People will want to hurt you accuse you. It's fine. It's okay. That's what they were cut for. Perhaps we will not cut for that. We need to continue doing the good in the face of bad. We need to continue proving what we stand for, in the face of challenges. And inshallah if we pray for those who are negative perhaps a day will come when they too will change their ways they will realize we try with them and continue trying with vim May Allah Subhana Allah to Allah grant us that comfort. So my brothers and sisters, these are blessing pieces of advice given to Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam from Allah. And the lesson is for every one of us. Imagine the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon
him kept trying with the people, many of them finally ultimately at the end or Indian, accepted Islam. They turned they apologized they came. May Allah bless every one of us akula Kali, hava sallallahu wasallam our Baraka ala nabina. Muhammad
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