Channel: Mufti Menk
Powerful Reminder by Mufti Menk
Topic: The Companions and the Qur’aan
Masjid Al Falaah in Harare Zimbabwe
6 September 2017
What is your purpose in life? Is it to live to accumulate wealth followed by grabbing onto power thereafter to enforce that power upon others whose lives cross paths with yours?
Or is your purpose the absolute opposite? To seek the pleasure of Allah by being of service to others?
Do you wish to be with the one you love in Jannah tul firdaws? Do you seek the companionship of the greatest human to have graced this Earth?
If it’s the latter, then listen to Mufti Menk as he informs you the quick and sure way to be pleasing your Creator- by following in the footsteps of the beloved companions of the Prophet s.a.w. .
What did they do that made Allah pleased with them that they will be with their beloved prophet in Jannah? Pay close attention to the advice of our Mufti Menk to inshaAllah achieve this honored position too.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah why Allah Allah He was happy ah my All praise belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household, his companions May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them all in May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every single one of us, my beloved brothers and sisters, we have a lot to learn from the Sahaba of the loved one whom the companions of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, we need to bear in mind that these companions were chosen by Allah Subhana Allah, He chose them for many reasons and divinely, he obviously knows that there will be rules and regulations that
will be sent down over a period of 23 years. And a strong crop of men whose faith is solid, are needed in order to set the first example, you and I know that we are not as strong as our fathers and our grandfathers in terms of dedication, in most cases, in terms of the physical effort they put into what they wanted to achieve, in terms of so many other things, but we have something to follow. We have, for example, a path to tread upon, especially when we've seen that they are successful. So the most successful of all the muslimeen from the oma of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam were indeed the Sahaba of the law. For example, Abu Bakr Siddiq are the Allahu anhu he was known as a
lumen Masha Allah, RP, Baghdad and via the best of those to trick the earth after the prophets of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah Almighty, Allah Han who was known as the one who is next. The same applies next is with managing a fund or your loved one, even a bit by living on your loved one. May Allah be pleased with all of them. Now, they must have been something special about these men. You and I were not chosen, unfortunately, or fortunately, by Allah subhanho wa Taala to be the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on Earth. But if we follow some rules, regulations and a certain path, we are guaranteed companionship of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, in
the Hereafter, and mirboo Muhammad. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam once told one of his companions that a person shall be with whom he loves. So if you really and truly love Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, it is not just a mere lip service. It is way beyond that. You need to show it by following the commands that he brought to us that came from Allah Subhana Allah to Allah now you can actually prove I really love him. How do you prove your love for him? You actually proving it because when he said you have to get up for Salah you fulfill it in this way you do your will do in this way you dress in this way. You don't do this, you don't eat this, you don't talk in this way, etc. We are
the first people who should be adopting it. That's a sign of love. True Love, even haram love on earth today. If a lover were to say, I'd like you to do this, you really love them. You might even May Allah forgive us, you might even break the law to make them happy. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us. That is haram. That is an example I'm giving only because we can understand it sometimes. But when it comes to Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, there is a guarantee of purity and success. When the companions of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam knew that this is the man Allah chose to be the Nabhi they were convinced those who are closest to him were convinced that this is a fact.
He's the best from amongst us. He's the most truthful from amongst us. He's the most trustworthy from amongst us. Nobody compares, nobody can compete. Therefore, people like abubaker city for the long run. Not only did they immediately accept the call when he says I am a messenger of Allah. Not only did they immediately accept the call, they went out to encourage others and facilitate for others their entry into Islam, kebab, viola and a lot of the people of the first crop who convinced them according to the narrations, it was Abu Bakr Siddiq rhodiola who went to them quietly you know what this man is right? You better follow what he's saying come benefit come and listen, come and
see come and ask questions, etc, etc. Now, while we're listening to all of this, we too need to be vehicles just like the Sahaba to promote what is right to encourage people to come to the masjid come to a program wherein for example, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is going to be remembered his Sunnah is going to be taught the do's and don'ts of Islam are going to be mentioned. Come and listen. You know why? In our case, even if you are not
So strong maybe the man or the woman whom you encouraged might become stronger than you and guess what? You get a full reward of everything they do because you directed them so pan Allah Subhana Allah, that is the amazing gift of Allah. This is why he never become tired to encourage people. You know what, there's a beautiful talk. Let's go and listen to it. Come, let's go. Come on. It's only going to be 20 minutes. They won't take too long. I'm just giving you an example. But I want to tell you the benefit is immense and intense. Where do we learn it from Abu Bakr Siddiq, Allah and when the Sahaba
those who were actually what we term Maha Rome, mahalo means they were prevented by Allah subhanho wa Taala. From
the goodness they were the ones who turned people away. They were also there, some of the non Muslims, the disbelievers they used to go and they used to harm the people who used to come to listen to the good. What happened to them? We don't say it on the alarm I know next to their names. When you say Abu lahab when you say Abu Jamal, do you ever say anything besides either silence or either? May Allah give him what he deserves? Allah him in Allah him is the hippo? May Allah grant him whatever he deserves. We need to choose, I need to choose, do I encourage people or do I discourage people? That's all
the bare minimum is if you can neither encourage? Well, obviously, that's a loss. And if you haven't discouraged, then the minimum is you are quiet. You remain silent in the sense that you've lost. You know, when the business opportunity comes in front of you. And people tell you listen, there's a business opportunity right here, you are going to be earning $10,000 a week with this clean profit in dollars. So Pamela, what will happen, you won't want that chance to be taken by someone else. Especially if it's your field, your business, you know it, etc. You're going to grab it, you're going to thank the people, they become close to you, they become your friends, they become your
business partners. Even if they follow a totally different faith, you'll link with them become solid and strong for what for something you may never be spending in your life. Do you realize this? But the deal with Allah is far greater than just the $10,000 if you encouraged one person to come for Salah that one Salah could save your adoption, your punishment in the grave, which had you had a billion dollars to pay in order to be saved from you would have paid it that's in the Quran. The Quran says those who have oppressed
Nadine avala, Mo ma fille de Jami.
Leah, doobie Me neither,
man, Taco Bell, I mean, those who have oppressed themselves had they had all the riches and the merchandise and whatever they had contained, multiplied in order to save themselves from the punishment of the Day of Judgment. If they could give it ransom, it would still not be accepted from them too late. So where do we get the benefit from? Why was Abu Bakr Siddiq known as the best? Why? Because he helped so many people see the goodness and he brought it to them and he paid for them to come into the dean, for example, blah, blah, blah, no, he was a solid person. He came into the deal. Obviously with the help of Abu Bakr, Siddiq and the others, he was so strong, Abu Bakr Siddiq for
the long run who went to his master and paid him off to buy the slave, not for his own benefit for the sake of Allah. This is a free man when he makes Salah without a worry, I will get the reward Subhana Allah, look at this. It's a it's an amazing point that we need to think about to help someone by alleviating their worry so that they can worship Allah in a better way. is an act of worship similar to that of Abu Bakr Siddiq, where are we? Where are the Sahaba Allah Allah? Similarly, my beloved brothers and dearest listeners, let me explain something very, very interesting regarding the Association of the companions of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam with the
The Quran was revealed over a period of 23 years, every time rules and regulations came, it strengthened them in the meccan period of most of the verses, if not all of them were connected to belief, belief in the Hereafter, the punishment how the grave is going to be what's going to happen in the future, what's going to happen, the angels that exist and the fact that they don't miss anything. The fact that you believe in Allah you believe in the last day you believe in good and bad coming from Allah. All this was revealed in mocha mocha Rama, when the verses came down the Sahaba the Allahu anhu was strengthened, strengthened because the kuffar around them were living with a
purposeless, aimless life. They used to live in order to earn the money. The
merchandize to become rich, to be to be able to have power and authority on earth to be able to oppress others. That's what people do up to today. Those who don't have faith at all what is their aim in life, their aim in life is to earn to become recognized, to become powerful to have a luxurious life and then to have a say, in the lives of the others. That's what it's all about today. For those who don't believe but those who believe they will earn, the more they get, the more humble they become, the more you find them in the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala the more charitable they are so panela the more they get the closer they become to the sooner of Muhammad Allah Allah, Allah,
Allah. Allah says, I bestowed upon you so much. Can't you do this and that without worrying about other people, you do it for my sake. Some people hide their Islamic identity, but you're a multi millionaire. Why do you need to hide the identity? proclaim it? I'm a Muslim, Masha Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us steadfastness, the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu under the threat of persecution, they were proudly Muslim. With us the weakness is such that with no such persecution, we are still sometimes in a jam whereby we are shy to proclaim our Islamic identity or even a name may Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen us all and May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us there is a lot
of goodness in the oma there is a lot of goodness in the oma and we have a lot of hope regarding the youth and the the members of this ummah. inshallah, if we can tackle shape on we will be able to see the fruit of the beauty of all of us never underestimate a single individual, no matter who he is. He could be so close to Allah, that Allah subhanho wa Taala may love him way beyond his love for you and I may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness. So going back to this beautiful point of the Quran,
Abu Bakr Siddiq of the Allahu anhu and Omar Allah know, when verses were revealed, they were the first who who supported in such a way that they would sacrifice anything to defend Islam and the Muslims and Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, above all Subhan Allah. I give you an example, the time of the Israel and the Mirage when the godfather of Polish told abubaker that you know what would you believe it if a person says that he went from here to bait will knock this from bait will knock this up to the seven heavens from the seven heavens, he came down and they described everything for him and he came back when he heard that your friend is saying that. He said if my friend is saying that,
I believe it. Allahu Akbar. Initially, obviously, you didn't know who's saying it. So is it possible humanly, we will probably think it's not possible but for the Nabhi of Allah, what's not possible so panela by the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala by the power of Allah, so Ababa Casa de man who, you know, in our terms, he would put his head on the block to say Listen, if he said it, it's done
by that today, when we talk about him Subhana Allah only a hypocrite can dislike him or detest him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Salah Allah Allah Mohammed and Abu Bakr, radi Allahu Allah, may Allah be pleased with him and all the companions, and may Allah be pleased with every one of us. So what is it that they used to do? That Allah chose them to be companions for?
It is one main quality, that the bulk of the Sahaba who were not hypocrites had. What was it?
listening and obeying immediately. That's it.
Well, God owes me.
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na See? They said, We have heard and we have obeyed Forgive us, Oh Allah, for indeed we are going to return to you. I give you one or two examples because time is limited. And
every time we hear the examples, think of ourselves I must think of myself when a large instruction comes suit you or don't suit you. What is your reaction to it? Your reaction to it will determine whether you shall be a companion of Muhammad sallahu wa salam in the hereafter or not, May Allah forgive our weakness, we are very weak.
We example is an example of business
business at that time, a lot of it had to was rotating around alcohol, right? So they used to buy alcohol. They used to pride themselves in the types of alcohol that the brews that they had, and this man could make this brew, and that one could do it this way. And this one had that which was you know, quickly
intoxicating and the other one had the one that tasted so good and so on. And they pride themselves in this type of statement. And at the same time
they used to make a lot of money out of it. And this is why when the when they started asking Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam the intelligent from amongst them yes or no naka noodle company summary well Maisie woofie Hema Gabby,
what is Muhammad?
Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, they are asking you about two things. They are asking you about intoxicants and gambling, gambling, like the lottery, etc. Tell them that FEMA is mon Kabira. There is a great sin in both of them. But there is some benefits. What is the benefit? Well, if you were to do business, you would make a lot of money out of it doesn't make it right. But you would make a lot of money. So the second part of the verse says, tell them that the sin of the two is far greater than the benefit of the two.
Immediately the intelligent from amongst the Sahaba they quit it because they knew someone's telling you look this good and bad. The good is far more sorry that the good is far less than the bad.
If you have a brain What would you think? You know, what if the bad is more than the good? Let me quit. What do I need it for? I don't need it. Sometimes we have a lot of wealth or some kind of law. And for a small deal we make a big noise out for for that and we end up with the test of Allah we fail because we were greedy. That's all May Allah subhanahu wa taala forgive us and strengthen us. I know maybe I shouldn't be actually saying that example. But because this goes global. We have to give the example here in this country may Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us all ease and goodness, and May Allah facilitate for us from his mercy, the sustenance that he has written for us. And may
He write for us that which is good for us. I mean, so sometimes we fail. At that time, the Sahaba of the Allahu Allah, you know what they did? They didn't fail. They understood a lot of them understood the intelligent ones. Look, let's quit. After that. Another verse was revealed to say, while you are in the state of intoxication, don't be drunk, meaning don't drink and then come
for Salah. That's what it is.
While you're in the state of intoxication, don't come for Salah. So you have to drink if you wanted to at an odd hour.
Another group of companions of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam understood that that means it's very bad. The third type when when the prohibition came they didn't think hey, I'm gonna lose a lot of money. This is going to happen. A this thing tasted nice. A this guy was addicted. The other guy was this and that no excuse whatsoever. For
the first came down, are you going to quit it for the sake of Allah? They said we have quitted. We have quitted. It's all within a split. Second. That is what made them so honorable in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They were so how about the luevano? I gave you one example. The same applies to every bank, for example, usually when it was prohibited, they dropped it. The same applies to Salah when it was prescribed. They did it wholeheartedly. They will know people who are not they know people who are not there, they will always Allah, they did it wholeheartedly, they will companions. Those are the footsteps we should be following. And therefore I'd like to tell you
that you know what, if we would like to be companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the era, let's develop a quality. Whenever you hear the verses of Allah, and whenever you hear the sayings of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, you should immediately lend an ear and try your best to follow it as best as you can, you will never go wrong. Because even Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam says, I live with you two things for as long as you hold fast upon them, you will never be a stray. What are they? The Koran, the word of Allah and my son my way, obviously, we have to look into what the Lama have taught and look into whatever has come down over the generations in order to understand
the verses of the Quran and the Hadith. Because sometimes if you read the verse IV diverse, yes, the bulk of the verses are quite easily understood. But a question begins to appear in our minds regarding something we may have read, go and ask those with knowledge if you don't understand. That's what we are taught. But you need to feel something a I'm feeling very uneasy, because this is the Prophet sallallahu Sallam statement and I'm doing something else. I'm feeling very uneasy because this is the boron that Allah has revealed and I'm doing something else. You don't need to participate in that which is wrong. You don't need to engage
In haram to be happy, because if you do it brings about sadness, the owner of happiness is telling you discipline your life, and you shall see goodness not only in this life, but even in the hereafter. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from among those who learn a lesson from the lives of the illustrious companions of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us follow their footsteps. May Allah strengthen us and protect us from shavon and May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us gentlemen to fill those with Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive all our shortcomings and grant goodness to the entire Ummah, brothers and sisters of ours
are suffering across the globe, in Burma, in Syria, in Iraq and Afghanistan, in Yemen, in so many places, places we know places we don't know. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant is to all of them, as well as ease to every one of us a puto Polly Holla Holla Holla Salah Baraka ala nabina, Muhammad Subhan, Allah Subhana Allah amavi hamitic the Shahada, Allah, Allah Allah and anastasiou kawana tubo