Comfort in Times of Crisis #27
Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2020
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Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah well Allah Allah He was happy he a Jemaine, my brothers and sisters, Allah Subhana Allah to Allah gave Muhammad peace be upon him being the final messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala a list of things that he wanted us to know, are actually part of the prohibitions that he has declared prohibited. So, there are many things that are prohibited each time a law prohibits them something, it is in order for us to be protected from harm, in order for us to achieve goodness, in order to regulate our lives such that we can be comforted, we can avoid crises and if
we are in a crisis, we will definitely be comforted by understanding what is prohibited and staying away. So verse number 151, of sudo, to land an Allah tells the messenger peace be upon him to call to call the people and explain to them this is a list of what is haram, what is prohibited. So, generally, everything is permissible to consume besides that, or to do besides that, which has been instructed by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he told us this is a prohibition, then we got to know this is wrong. So Allah says, bulter, Allah, tell them Come here, come come forth, and tallow here is used in order to draw the attention of the people listen carefully come
at Luma Hara marrowbone kumala, calm let me recite to you that which your Lord has made prohibited for you.
To Shri konbini shine, the first thing he speaks about is don't associate partners with Allah in worship, when you worship, worship your maker alone, the one whom you're going to return to learn his names and his qualities and understand that those names and qualities are solely and only for him upon the level that he is upon Subhana Allah. So you cannot render an act of worship for anyone besides Allah, no matter what that act of worship is, it belongs to Allah. Another condition of an act of worship is that it must be in conformity to what the prophet Mohammed peace be upon him taught or did. So Allah says, the first thing you need to know don't associate partners with Allah,
He created you and he deserves your worship alone.
Then Allah says, we're building world leader in the same verse, verse number, 151, or serotonin AM, Allah says, Be kind to your parents. So in this particular verse, Allah is telling us be kind to your parents. And he's speaking about the prohibitions, which means the opposite of it is prohibited. Subhana Allah, why kindness to parents, immediately after association of partnership with Allah, is because Allah created you and in order to bring you on to the earth, He chose a means and that means you had no say in but rather Allah selected it for you. So no matter who they are, your parents are those whom Allah chose in order to bring you forth onto this earth. So Allah wants
you to be kind to them. He wants you to be respectful. He did not say obey them, because when they are wrong, you don't obey them, but you're kind to them. Even if they asked you to do something absurd. You decline, but you're still kind. So kindness is one thing and obedience is another. Many people mix the two up. When it comes to Allah, there is obedience. When it comes to your parents. There is kindness, obedience belongs to Allah. If they were to tell you something to be done, within the obedience of Allah, then you will obey them to but if it is beyond or outside the obedience of Allah, then there is no obedience for the creatures when it comes to the sin against the one who
created May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. Then Allah says, while a taco to know Allah de comin in LA or and don't kill your children out of poverty, you're poor, you fearing that your child will share the morsel of food with you. So you kill the child. Allah says that is a major sin. Don't worry, each child comes with his or her own sustenance, you might find it a little bit difficult initially.
But when the child grows up, that child will look after you. The child has its own sustenance apportioned from Allah, they're not going to take what is rightfully apportioned to you at all. So, trust Allah, and you will achieve comfort, no problem. Sometimes people fall pregnant and they say, I can't afford it. Allah says, Have the child, don't worry, the child will bring about great blessings that you cannot imagine. If it is for financial reasons, you're never allowed to terminate a pregnancy. No, don't Subhana Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding. Similarly, when the child is born, some of the pagan Arabs used to kill the children because they used to fear
them sharing the morsel of food literally. Allah says that is a major sin. It is part of this list. Immediately after that Allah says national narco poco was in your home, we will sustain you we will provide for you and we will provide for those little kids as well. There will come a time when those kids will earn way more than you had imagined and perhaps take care of you Subhana Allah. So Allah says thereafter,
while atakora bufala heisha Mahara minha wa Bhutan and don't go close to immorality, that which is open, and that which is hidden in morality here starts with the way you talk and the way you dress, as well as the actions, the adultery, the fornication or anything that leads to it. Allah says, Don't go close to it. Watch how you talk, watch who you talk to watch what you're saying, don't go close to immorality, there must be nothing immoral in the way you speak in the way you talk. And in what you're saying, even in your tone, don't have an immoral tone when you're speaking to people who are not married to you people who are not closely related to you in that way. So Allah subhanho wa
Taala says, even your dress code because that is a parent that is open. Allah says dress in a very beautiful way in a godly way. That which would have been taught by Allah subhanho wa Taala you wouldn't be embarrassed of it had you been to meet, say for example, the messenger peace be upon him.
May Allah grant us the ability to rectify our dress in a beautiful way. Allah says if you're going to do that, you're going to plunge yourself into crisis one way or another in this world and the next or
in the next. And perhaps Who knows, maybe only in this world for a temporary time. If you were to seek forgiveness, Allah would still always forgive you Mashallah. So Allah says, even the act of adultery, that's not the only immorality, anything that leads up to it is also considered immoral. Although the major sin is the act itself. What leads to it may be considered minor sins to a certain extent, but it is still wrong. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect all of us and strengthen us wherever we have faulted. My brothers and sisters, turn to Allah and you will achieve comfort. But if you continue in immoral ways, habits and so on, then you have none to blame besides yourself,
when you have a lot of discomfort and perhaps crises upon crisis. Allah subhanho wa Taala then continues to say, Don't commit murder. Don't ever kill someone unjustly. You know, don't ever cause or commit murder, you must save lives. I am the giver of life. Allah says, Who gives you the right to take away a life that I have given? If Allah wanted he could have taken that life away. He is in control of it anyway, he gave it and he will definitely take it away when he wants. If you prematurely take that away, yes, you are responsible, you are guilty, you will face the consequences. Unless is well adequate to look
at how Rama law has been helpful. Don't ever take away the life of any soul, except if it is justified and what is justified. When a person is given a proper court hearing and they are found guilty after proper process, then the law will take it in its hands in its own hands. The law will ensure that that person is dealt with in the way that is befitting but for anyone and everyone from among the members of the public to take the law in their own hands is actually prohibited. Allah subhanho wa Taala says we have instructed this to you in order for you to understand in order for you to comprehend when he says while atakora bouwman eliakim. illegibility here is an ohata bhanwar
I should don't ever go close to the wealth of an orphan with an ill intention.
In order to usurp it, don't ever take from the money that belongs to widows and orphans never don't steal the money that belongs to others. here Allah is primarily addressing us about the widows and the orphans. Don't cheat them. Don't deceive them, but by extension, anyone's wealth, you don't eat the wealth of people. And Allah says, As for the orphan, if you are to use some of that wealth for the betterment of the orphan for the needs of the orphan, yes, it is permissible when they grow of age, give them their wealth, and Allah says, what oh full Kayla well meezan abilities. When you're weighing, make sure that you weigh correctly, make sure that the scales are done properly when
you're doing business do not shortchange people. Wow. What brilliant advice given by Allah subhanho wa Taala to us. In this particular list, Allah says when you do business, be open, be transparent. Don't cheat. People don't shortchange people, and you will achieve comfort in that deal. If not, you are in a crisis now. ilaha illa Allah, many people are struggling simply because they were shortchanging others. What blessings would you like in the money you're going to consume when others are cursing you for having stolen from them or cheated them or deceived them? So much so that if you want comfort, try to be a merciful person upon the one who's buying from you by fixing a price that
is reasonable. don't rip them off because that comes that comes Subhanallah at a price on its own. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a blessed understanding. We will continue in the next episode with this beautiful list of prohibitions that was declared by Allah subhanho wa Taala, where he asked the messenger salallahu alayhi wa sallam to read this out to us. We've mentioned some of them. And I've just ended at this one that says do not usurp the wealth of others don't shortchange people in business, whether it is weighing the scales or whether it is just dealing. be transparent, be open, be merciful, and Allah will grant you blessings. May Allah bless every one of us and grant us
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