Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2020
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a Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah what Allah Allah He was happy he admiring my brothers and sisters, supplication, or what we know as do our is definitely a way of achieving comfort in times of crisis. If you take a look at the life of Ibrahim alayhi salatu was salam, he called out to Allah, he actually supplicated but how to supplicate when to supplicate, and the relationship we're supposed to be having with Allah is of utmost importance. We must know all of this. Ibrahim alayhi salatu wa sallam was tested by Allah, one after the other. He had a test, he had another test, he passed all
of those tests. And then when he called out to Allah, Allah responded, but let's understand my brothers and sisters. Sometimes Allah does not give us what we want, exactly when we want it and how we want it because he knows either the timing is wrong, or the thing we're asking for is not good for us. And he knows that we will definitely regret it. So he doesn't give it to us. But unfortunately, because we don't know the future, we sometimes feel that Allah is not responding, but he knows the future. So he doesn't want to give it to us. So my brothers and sisters, that on one hand, but on the other hand, do we have the correct relationship with Allah? Did we pass the tests
that Allah placed in our lives? Or did we seek the forgiveness of Allah before we called out to him at least, Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam had so many qualities, His story is mentioned in Surah Al Baqarah, from a certain angle, and if you take a look at it, Allah says to him, in the jar, no Kalin azeema I am going to make you a leader of the people. Simple verse, Allah is giving me information, I'm going to make you a leader of the people. The first thing that he said, was the reality. What about my progeny, my offspring, my family, anyone from my family? Are they also going to believe this or just me? So he wants people from his family from his progeny also to carry that flag so Han
Allah, Allah gave it to him? Wow. So when you are calling out to Allah, you need to be on the right page, which means you need to have a good relationship with Allah. If your relationship with Allah has not been so good, seek forgiveness, and promised to mend your ways, then see, call out to Allah. He will give you comfort in times of crisis. When we're in trouble, we want to make dua and call out to Allah. But when things were going smooth and easy, we didn't even know Allah. This is why Muhammad Salallahu Salam tells us there are rough Illa Allah if you're a Hi, yeah, if coffee should be acquainted with Allah during your days of ease, and he will be acquainted with you during your
days of hardship. Amazing, amazing. So we must call out to Allah at a time or in a condition wherein we are on the right page. And like I said, many of us are embarrassed about certain things we may have done in the past, but it's never too late. We're dealing with the Lord who is most merciful, most forgiving, most kind, a word or two from you, He will forgive you. Then you call out to Allah, when you call out. Don't be miserly, not just about yourself. It's not about you. It's not about me, myself and I, it's about all of us. Oh, Allah, grant us all goodness. You know, when evil strikes, people tend to think, yes, it must strike that person because they are bad, it must strike that
country it must strike this particular family or, and so on. That is unacceptable. Make dua for the alleviation of the suffering of everyone, perhaps you and them might become good buddies thereafter.
Perhaps they may gain the guidance and they may turn to Allah. And this is why Let's learn from Ibrahim alayhis salam. You know what impresses me a lot from these two hours that are mentioned here, verse number 124, that I've just read, where he speaks about, what about my family, but versus after that. Allah is telling us listen to Ibrahim alayhis salam, what is called Ibrahim or bg. Bella, then Amina, remember when the Prophet Abraham prayed to us called out to us in supplications
Make this town, the town of Mecca the city of Mecca now make it safe. It must be a place of safety. Wow, it is very safe. So he's not calling out for himself or the whole town, the entire city. He is calling out for all of them. Mashallah water man Ibrahim alayhi salam, he calls out for the whole city was Yoko Allah who Mina, Tamara T and O Allah bless the inhabitants of the city with produce. It was barren land, it could not produce anything. But he's saying bless them with produce, Allah gave all of them produce up to today we witnessing Mecca, everything is there. Where did it come from all over the world. So Ibrahim Alayhi Salam made the drop for maca for its safety, very safe
place for the produce to be there. It's always there. And then he says, Give all of that to those who believe in you and the last day, so he is making dua and praying for all the believers that they get produce and they have safety. And Allah subhanho wa Taala he is telling Allah that Oh Allah, those who believe in you and the last day, give them this. Listen to the height of the mercy of Allah. Allah says, I'm not only going to give those who believe in me, even the disbelievers, I will give them I will give the disbelievers for a time. So Allah is confirming by saying, one Kapha I will even give the disbelievers not just who you are asking for I'm going to give more your enemies
will be given by Allah because Allah is their Lord as well. Those whom you dislike will be given by Allah. So don't judge Allah by what he has given others. Allah subhanho wa Taala you should judge your own relationship with him. If he has given you it's not a sign that he's happy with you, he's given the disbelievers and those who don't recognize him, those who don't want to worship Him, those who bless feed him, those who have actually said the worst of things against him. He's given them, he says, I will given them I will give them Bart just for a short period of time in this world. In the hereafter. They didn't believe in the hereafter. So what should I give them in the hereafter? We
leave that to Allah. But Allah is speaking about this world. And Allah is saying clearly, that we should not be miserly when we are praying or supplicating to Allah, call out for everyone.
When you ask Allah to bless someone who's a disbeliever, the biggest blessing is the blessing of guidance and faith. So when you say May Allah bless you to a disbeliever, you are asking Allah to guide the person to the deen of Allah to the straight path, and then to give them a lot of other goodness as well. There's nothing wrong in asking Allah to give cure to someone who doesn't believe because Allah subhanho wa Taala will bless that person with the cure of the diseases of the heart, over and above the disease and the ailment of the body. Remember this. So the moral of what I want to say today is when we are supplicating to Allah, make sure you're on the right page, make sure
you're doing the right things. You cannot be a person who's transgressing against Allah day and night and expect that when you call out to Allah, he's going to be excited about it. without you having even developed your relationship with Allah, you want the comfort? Well, a way to get the comfort in the times of crisis is actually by getting onto the right page in your relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala then call out to Him. And when you call out, don't call out for yourself alone. Remember your parents, your children, your family members, your teachers, all the others in the broader family, your town, your city and the whole world, the believers as well as the
disbelievers. Wow, wow. Subhana Allah, imagine me praying for the disbelievers and saying, Oh Allah, grant them cure from this virus that has overtaken the world.
People might say, how could you have said that those disbelievers? Well then you don't understand the plan of Allah, when you call out call out for everyone. They are our brothers and sisters in humanity. The children of Adam and Eve May peace be upon them. My brothers and sisters in your somehow many of us in our own families, we have people who are either not practicing or not even believers, does it mean that we don't pray for them? So Allah subhanho wa Taala is teaching us that he will give them His mercy encompasses the believers
in a special way, and, and all his creatures in a general way. So all those are the qualities of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Similarly, when talking about serving Allah, when you serve Allah, He will give you comfort. In the time of your crisis, you will achieve comfort, if you have served Allah. Look at what Allah says about the Prophet Abraham and his son is my in
what if yellowfang ebara him will cover a domino albedo is Mary, Allah speaks about. remember the time when Abraham and his son his mom in May peace be upon them? They raised the foundations of the house. Have you served Allah? Have you visited the houses of Allah when they were no restrictions? Now that they may be restrictions, people are crying foul, but we don't realize we did not value it when it was there. In sha Allah, everything will return to normal and we value the houses of Allah, we will be from among those who frequent the houses of Allah. No true believer is excited about restrictions when it comes to the house of Allah. But sometimes, unfortunately, or fortunately,
Allah is tapping us to remind us when I favored you, did you appreciate it? Okay, I will favor you once again. And I expect you to appreciate it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who appreciate. So Ibrahim alayhis salam, Allah says,
We forgave them. We blessed them. We granted them, we gave them comfort. In the time of their distress. He left his family in a desert that was quite distressful. It may have been a crisis but the minute belief overcame the heart, there was no crisis anymore. There was a lot of comfort. So my brothers and sisters, no matter what condition we're in, it's always a good condition. Amazing are the affairs of true believers. They always look at the positives. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us from this beautiful positivity and inshallah we continue with the episodes akula kolyada was Allahu wa salam wa barik ala nabina Muhammad
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