Connect through Serving
Channel: Mufti Menk
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Jakarta Indonesia, 18 May 2023
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi wa sallahu wa salam ala Mala Anna BIA Baghdad who are early he was here to my my brothers, my sisters in this beautiful city of Jakarta. I'm really excited to be here with you this afternoon Alhamdulillah
my brothers and sisters, it's important for us to know that the connection we have with one another would never have been there. If we were not connected with Allah, you know me only because we both know Allah there is no other reason why we know each other do you agree?
because to know one another for the sake of Allah and to love each other for the sake of Allah, the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him clearly says those people will get a special place on the Day of Judgment. radula Anita have buff Allah He is Allah He Waterford raga Alayhi to people who love each other for the sake of Allah, they came together for Allah they departed for Allah, those they deserve the shade on the day of judgment from Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. So we thank Allah I always sit and and think about the gifts of Allah and the favors upon us. What is the biggest gift you have? Is it not imagine? The fact that I worship the one who made me alone, only he who made me
I believe in you believe the only one worthy of worship is the one who made me.
The fact that I arrived at that conclusion by the blessing of Allah and I was guided to it is the biggest favor you have. So never render acts of worship to anyone besides Allah because the shahada that you and I say a shadow Allah ilaha IL Allah wa shadow under Mohammed and Rasulullah it would mean I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship, besides
Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad peace be upon him, his His messenger and His Prophet SubhanAllah. So every day so many times a day, if you pray five times a day only the federal minimum 17 times you read Surah Fatiha, so that will find the, the opening Surah of the Quran, they know swear all Musa King, guide us to the straight path, you are praying you are asking that dua it's a supplication. It is the most repeated supplication ever.
Why? Because billions of people repeat it 17 times minimum every day. And we read surah Al Fatiha more than that. Right. So the most repeated prayer in existence or ever is guide us to the straight path. It means guidance is the most important thing now.
When we are connected to Allah, we begin to fulfill the rights of Allah. So I will worship Allah I will adopt what he says I will try to understand what is halal what is haram what he wants, what he does not want, I will adopt it I'm going to be trying my best knowing I'm going to go back to Allah when someone passes away or something disastrous happens we say in the law, he were in LA he Raji own, we belong to Allah and we are going to go back to him. That statement should make it easy for us to overcome the loss by reminding ourselves that the loss is temporary, but Allah is eternal. And Allah we are going to all meet again when we go back to him. Today for example, I want to meet you,
I want to meet every one of you including all the people I cannot do it because I'm a human and the time is limited. But I know if Allah takes us to Jana, we can do it. If Allah takes us to Jana, we can do it because time is unlimited time will be no more, no more time. So that is the favor of Allah we say in Allah Allah here in LA Raggio to remind us that this world is temporary we belong to Allah we're going to go back to him. And as we connect more and more with Allah Almighty, we realize something. When you make a mistake you turn to Allah. Immediately Oh ALLAH forgive me I'm wrong. I know what you said is right and wrong. If I asked you here, I think the majority of us must be
Muslim. And welcome to those who are who may not be Muslim who are in our midst here. You are more than welcome. I tell you something, when we as Muslims are told, Do you know what is halal and haram? 90% of it or more we already know. You agree. If I tell you
What is your duty as a Muslim 90% of the time we would know 90% of the duties some deeper details we might need to find out a bit from the those who are in need of knowledge but the basics you know and I know Halal haram if I tell you alcohol, halal haram, haram pork Halal haram water Halal haram thank you you see, we know
May Allah subhana Gangaram Halal haram
Allah so Allah
Allah I see
Indonesia there is a problem
they say big masala to masala here be masala market big masala
and second masala Ganga
May Allah bless you guys what Allah He I tell you something very interesting. When I was young, I was living in Madina Munawwara I used to help volunteer to the hutch, I mentioned this yesterday in my talk, help the Hajaj and help the people and so on. And that time now it's a bit better I think but that time 9092 9394 and so on.
We used to be immediately immediately we used to know where the Indonesians are even if my eyes are close I'm walking the building I said here there is Indonesians
How do you know I say because I can smell good Angara
is the secret especially especially from this country, right? Yes, masha Allah may Allah bless May Allah forgive in sha Allah it's a bad habit. We should quit it no matter how, how gum the Gudang might be.
But it's a bad habit. In the same way any bad habits we quit them for the sake of Allah. If you can quit one for Allah Allah will give you Jonathan Fritos. If you can quit something for Allah. Allah will grant you Jana. Look, I tell you something, Allah Almighty has granted Jana to those who have quench the thirst of a dog for the sake of Allah. Allah gave them Jannah when they felt compassion when they felt their hearts was soft. What is my connection with a dog? Let me tell you what is my connection with a dog number one can we eat dog halal or haram? Haram right you cannot eat but my connection with the dog is the one who made me he also made the dog Subhanallah you see so I need to
be kind big for example we don't eat but I cannot harm the pig because big has life. Some people Muslims they think because it's a pig I can throw stones I can do anything I can hurt it that's a pig no way Allah will punish you. If you hurt anything that has a soul unnecessarily meat when I say unnecessarily I mean if you want to consume something that is halal, you need to follow a certain method of making it halal.
But to harm any animals or birds or even the fish or the oceans or the the trees or the ecosystem and to create pollution unnecessarily and so on. Allah will hold you accountable This earth is not only yours, it belongs to me and you in the same way all of us were born here on earth. You are entitled to live just like I am you are the same as me. What makes you close to Allah is something called Taqwa. Yeah are you
in drama command Allah
Surah Surah. Allah says, Oh man, we have created you from a single male and female.
And from them we have caused you to obviously
become multiplied in tribes and communities and nations and peoples etc. Allah says the most honored from amongst you the most honorable, the closest to Allah. The one who has Taqwa is conscious of Allah, He will be the most honorable you have a status and when you are close to Allah, you do not think that I am better than everyone else, because that's from the devil. What was shaytans first deviation, you know what it was
when he saw Adam, and Allah created Adam and shaytan. So Adam, he wanted to find an excuse not to obey Allah's instruction, he said, and Pharaoh um, I mean, who I am better than him. Why should I prostrate here I am better than him. Up to today that better than him is a problem with all of us.
It's a problem with all of us when you think I'm better that is the very moment shaytan is holding you and massage, massage nicely. You are better you are better. You are the king you are smile. Everyone has nothing right? May Allah forgive us, our older biller his elimina shaytani, R rajim. May Allah Almighty grant us refuge in him against shape and the accursed.
So as you grow in your connection with Allah, you need to do what Allah wants. One of the things that Allah wants is that you understand who he is, Who is Allah, He is the maker, the creator, the nourish the Cherisher, the Sustainer, the provided the protected the cure, the one in whose hands lies, absolute control of every aspect of existence, that is Allah, who Allah, who Allah
and He is not the creator of me, only everything I will ever see in my life, Allah created it. Even the things I may not have seen if they exist, Allah created it. So who am I, I'm one small human beings that most of the world does not even know.
But I can be very close to Allah, if I understand that, whatever Allah made, if I love Allah so much, if I love Allah so much.
Anything that he created, I need to understand what he wants me to do with that thing, or how he wants me to interact with that thing.
So let's start off with human beings. Okay, human beings. Human beings are just like me same species. One day, there was a man, he was sitting with me on an aircraft. He told me, do you believe in evolution?
I told him, what's that?
Trust me, even he did not know.
He didn't know. He told me. We are from apes.
I said, I'm from Adam. Maybe you're from the
I am from Adam. Maybe you're from the Subhan Allah.
So he said, No, no, no, we are from apes.
I said, so why are they still apes on Earth? It's a question. And why the apes on Earth are not changing to man, by now should be no more apes. Anyway, that discussion ended in a nice way, in a very beautiful way. And what we agreed is we have to also respect those apes, not because they are his grandfather's but
but because it's a creation of Allah, human beings, we are part of one family. Human beings are part of one family, no matter what.
They are so many connections between you and me, right? The first original connection is the fact that you are the children of Adam. Now this would include Muslim, non Muslim, no matter where you are, no matter how you think, how close or far you are from Allah, the sinful, the not so sinful, those who are very sinful, all of those, no matter who you are, I have to acknowledge we are from Adam, and we are created by Allah from the dust the soil and so on. And Hawa is our mother and so on, I have to agree. So there is a connection, if there is a connection, even if I do not like what you are doing, or even if I disagree with you, I need to offer you minimum respect. Because if I'm a
Muslim, for example, I have discovered Allah and I worship my maker alone. I need to love that goodness for everyone else. And I will not be able to communicate that goodness with other people, if I don't have a connection or any respect between me and them.
How can I convey the message I have, if I have no respect for anyone? No, my brother. carry yourself with respect continue. If you disagree, you disagree. I can disagree with you very strongly. Like this brother, who was telling me about apes, I disagree very strongly, but we made a joke about it. We laughed and he started to laugh and so on. I told him I see this and it went on quite a bit. But end of the day I managed to get my word in. You understand what I'm saying? Why because we respect I didn't say oh, you know, no swearing, no abuse no matter who they are. A believer does not say swear words with his or her mouth. A believer does not utter falsehoods. does not hurt people.
Intentionally you are swearing abusing. You are not allowed to do it even with those who are far away Allah says while at the Super Bowl levena their own
failure soon Bulava
be waiting. Don't mock up
I joke about or abuse those who are worshipping deities and gods besides Allah, because then they will also have a reaction and they will start to abuse and mock and joke about Allah without knowledge Subhanallah Hera Bananaman
who caused it, the one who started it.
If someone like there is another Hadith, that you should not swear your parents so someone said, how would we swear our parents? He said, You know what? You see someone you swear his parents and then he swears your parents what happened? You are the one who started it. If you say this, if you tell someone for example, you are stupid, they will tell you, you are stupid. Agree. That's how it works. So Allah says, don't even do that. You are not allowed to abuse people. You are a believer, you have a connection with everyone here, respect them. They are the creatures of Allah, Allah made them and Allah allowed them to meet you in your life so that he is testing you, whoever you meet, whoever you
interact with whoever you heard whoever you saw, it was chosen perfectly and carefully by Allah for your test on Earth. It's not just a coincidence. For you. Maybe coincidence for me, maybe coincidence, we are human for Allah, nothing is coincidence. You are sitting in front of me, designed by Allah a long time back.
A long time back, before you knew me and before I knew you,
Allah knew one day you agreed to sit here, what's my duty? I love you, I respect you. I honor you. I will give you the best of what I can for the sake of Allah. That's it. It's my test. When I go back to meet with Allah. Did you meet them? Yes, we did. What happened? We tried to do good things. We remind each other about you. What will Allah say? I hope he will say for you guys, all of you just go to China. I mean, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. I mean, that's what we want. So my brothers and sisters, as we are connecting with people, we begin to connect more and more with Allah. When you know Allah and you love Allah. Anything that Allah loves is beloved to you. Anything that Allah
made, you will be trained and respectful, even if you disagree. Why do I say disagree? Sometimes we hate certain things.
We hate what do we hate? We hate sins we hate. Go for those whom perhaps blaspheme against Allah and His messenger, we hate the deed. As for the person, their stages, in the early stage, we would still try with the person, we still continue, you made the mistake, you made a sin. Look, if you had to hate everyone who sinned, you would have to hate yourself. You follow what I'm saying? If you had to hate every one who sinned, you have to start off by hating yourself. Look in the mirror and say I hate you why you committed a sin.
That itself shows you that initial teaching of Islam is that you hate the sin. As for the sinner, they fall into many categories, the initial category, you cannot just hate the sinner, in the initial category, you correct them, you guide them, they will come and so on. Sometimes they are sinful and you know they are passive sinners. The only time that changes is when they become promoters of the sin. They are harming you, they are oppressing you. They want to remove you from the goodness you have and take you to the sin they are committing then you say you know what? I hate this guy Subhanallah it's a bit heavy, it's a bit strong. But that is the final out utmost level.
I'm going to stay away but I still pray for them.
And I will still continue to have hope for them. But there comes a level where say for example, a man may Allah forgive us. I'm going to give you real example a man who killed your child or who killed a family member of yours. You can't say I love you my brother but I hate what you did. Oh come on. You're a human you also have feelings. You love me okay, let me kill someone else you might love me more.
No chance. You have the right to say I hate this man. He killed my child. Don't you have a right to say that? You have a right?
So if someone is killing your deen completely you have the same right but go easy go easy. Why? Allah says
as a long
levena Either he to me, I'm done. What Allah Who buddy? Allah is all able and capable to create love between you and those whom you have been fighting those whom you dislike those whom you hate. Allah can create love between you and how many times you have people who hate each other for some reason, their children or their grandchildren begin to Mary intermarry and then what happens, you forget about everything. May Allah Almighty help us.
So the point being raised is there is a connection between all human beings
Then there is another connection if the person happens to be in the same circle as you, and how many circles are there, there are so many circles. Sometimes they are in the same family as you, so disbelievers but they are in your family. Allah says there is a double connection. Why? One is that of human beings? Two, they are related to you. Does it mean I'm a Muslim? They are not Muslim, I need to just say stuff every time I see them, no.
If that was the case, we would become so pious because there are so many non Muslims on Earth, we will be saying stuff or Allah stuff on our lives.
But in reality, your family if there is someone in your family who is not a Muslim, your duty is to treat them with utmost respect. Your duty is to behave in a way that they can feel that what you are upon is actually the truth
is it happened so many times people interact with Muslims here in the Java, so many years and centuries ago, they say, there were some business people who came with beautiful interactions and honest upright business dealings. Am I right? Yes. What happened? People started to turn Hey, guys, I want to be with them. I want to be from you. I love it. This is amazing. You guys are straightforward. You guys don't drink you don't do any bad. You don't do this. You don't do that. You are kind you are generous. You help everyone and so on. Subhanallah they turned to Allah because of you and your actions. So if there is someone in your family who is not a Muslim, your actions
need to be even more exemplary. Your parents if they are not Muslim, they are your parents. No matter what you will be kind to them, you will honor them. That's how you connect with Allah. Because you connect with human beings you connect by serving those around you you serve them. Don't be selfish. Shaytan is selfish.
Subhanallah when the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam received revelation, the first words what was the first word?
If gara re he said, mana Akari I'm not a reader.
Anyway, after that episode after the initial interaction with Jabril the angel he came down to go to see who
who did he want to meet first. Come on, say the name don't be shy bully a bully.
Yes, what was her name?
Khadija Khadija Bring to boil it, his wife. He came down to me loony give me a nice tight hug right. Cover me cover me Envelop me, the Maloney and what did you what happened? What happened? He explained what happened? She said Can Allah Allah hinder your physique Allah abundant? There is no chance I swear by Allah there is no chance that Allah will let you down you know why you are a good man Subhanallah You're a good man. Why am I saying this? You and I need to be good men. One is when we go to wives they hug me she say what for?
Cover me what for? I have a problem. You are my biggest problem.
That's what happens. It's true.
Because the way we lead our lives is far from the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Here is the greatest of all the one we follow Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he comes down and says some Maloney when he explains what happened. She said Kalla Walla he now you have Zeke Allahu Akbar the no way Allah will never let you down you are a man you honor the guests you fulfill your relations you look after the neighbors you are upright you and she rattled out so many good qualities of the man how many good qualities do you and I have? Can't we do better? Inshallah weekend?
I promise Allah today that I will do better than where I was yesterday. Let's make the promise. Do you promise Allah you will become a better person than what you were yesterday. And if you continue promising when you by the time you get to the day when you're going to die, you will be the best version of yourself.
How many of us we never used to pray today. Allah allowed us to pray. Do you know when you are doing tahajjud it's by invite only. You know that.
You know what is invite only if you do tahajjud before Fajr it's only by invite.
Allah invites you to do tahajjud otherwise you're sleeping. Allahu Akbar. So when you do tahajjud first thing thank Allah Allah you invited me here today. La,
Many of us forget about the 100 even the Fajr is not even there. Who invited you? Chapin let me I'm sleeping on Sunday. There are still five slow, slow, slow, okay.
And then they say, okay, the team and the snooze against us again.
Am I right or wrong? I'm a human. I also snooze snooze. I don't
So understand the favor of Allah get up be strong Allahu Akbar. It might be my last day. The hadith says Sunday Salah tiempo de in when you fulfill your prayer, fulfill it as though it's the last prayer and then it's gone. Maybe I might not get to pray after this. And do that every day for every prayer one day it will be your last prayer. It will. May Allah strengthen us my brothers and sisters, if you have bad habits, today is the day you're gonna throw it out by the word of Allah.
If Allah does not soften your heart on a day like this way so many 1000 have gathered here for example, in order to remember ALLAH, if Allah did not soften you on the day like this, when do you want to be softened? What are you waiting for? Is there something you are waiting for? Some people they turned to Allah after they have a big loss, you can wait for the loss. Sometimes it might not come. Sometime people are diagnosed with the disease may Allah give you Shiva if Allah has tested you with the sickness, today we are asking Allah Allah Who mushy O Allah Who mushfiqur O Allah grant her or him cure. May Allah grant to cure don't wait for calamity to strike before you turn to Allah
because at that time, shape man might come to you and you might turn away from Allah. There are some people there is a guy who sent me an email the other day saying I lost my job. Two years I'm making dua Allah is rejecting. Now I'm fed up of prayer.
How can you say that? How can you say Allah is rejecting Allah knows he wants to squeeze you to the end?
Don't give up prayer Yusuf alayhi salam,
the Father, He prayed for how long he was an epi of Allah prophet of Allah Jacobo Jacob May peace be upon him. He kept praying for Allah for years and years and years and what did he say? I'm not going to stop because I'm Amina Allah Hema Allah Tala mon I know from Allah, something which you don't know, Allah will give. And even if Allah does not give in this world, he will reward me because I prayed. And because I continue to ask that is Allah.
So my brothers and sisters, today is the day
we need to be kind to one another. We need to help one another. We need to reach out to one another. We need to change the way we treat people. Don't be rough. Watch your tongue don't hurt people's feelings. When you are rough with your tongue, you pay a price. When you are hurtful to someone you pay the price. When you have done something wrong to someone else. That is a heavy price you're going to pay. It's worse than when you have committed the sin between you and Allah because you and Allah He can forgive you without interference of anyone else. He is a fool Rahim Rockman we're doing the most kind, the Most Merciful, the Most Generous, the Most Compassionate, the most forgiving and
so on. Those qualities belong to Allah not to other human beings.
So my brothers and sisters, this is the day I want to tell you
is part of serving Allah.
If you understand Allah like I've said earlier
because you respect every creature of his you begin to serve them
I was in Makkah not long ago and I was leaving
and I needed to take some some some
you know what is samsara? Isn't it?
Zum zum is also the name for Girl
by the way, there was someone so what is your name? Jesus sister Samson.
Subhanallah I was surprised
you drink water.
I was waiting to hear no I only drink some some.
Anyway, there's some some I'm talking about is the water from the well of Ibrahim alayhis salam and so on. Hotjar Alayhis Salam Well, the story of his mail and so on that sums up so we wanted to bring a bit now you know sometimes you are coming back from Makkah your luggage and everything. That brother at the counter he told me what you want. I said the Samson. He said come bring it let it go. I said oh Mashallah. I was almost wanting to cry. Because for me, it's a big thing when I told him brother, I want to share with you one Hadith. Now I was emotional. I was what motional brother I want to share with you one Hadith and from my heart, something came to me. He said what is it? I
said, I stand in front of him. I stood in front of him and I told him I said my brother
in the Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he told us that there was a man who quench the thirst of a dog by going down a well and picking dirty water from that well in his own shoe and getting up to quench a dog some dirty water from the well and Allah gave him forgiveness. Because of that and Jana, I swear by Allah if you quench a human beings thirst with
I'm ZM What do you think you're going to get?
He also began to cry.
But the point is correct. To quench the thirst of a dog with dirty water was already the highest reward.
What about to quench the thirst of a human being with the purest water on Earth? I don't know what you're going to get. But my question is, what do you think you're going to get? It has to be more than the other one. Agreed.
So that is why I say serve human beings don't worry, you will. You know when we go out we greet someone As salam o Allah Iko. Allah writes it down.
It's written What did you say Peace be on you? What is that? It's a dua for you supplication. I pray that you and your whole life is peaceful the way you should say well, honey como Salam should be there that do I really need it at the moment I have no peace. So many people say I have no pieces he just Salam everyone.
Say how because you say Salam aleikum? Wa alaykum wa sallam, if you are genuine and sincere, Allah will give you the peace. That is why the best thing Allah Allah LUCAM Allah Ambreen either for ultimo who to have up to up to Salama by Allah, the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him says Should I not show you something? If you were to do it, then peace will be spreading amongst you.
And love will spread amongst you love
the hub to love amongst one another.
What is it? He says? Spread the salon amongst you genuinely not fake? You know what's a fixed alarm? Someone you comes in front of you, you are jealous of them. You hate them, you dislike them. And you come in and you are shy somehow like in your heart there is a dagger you want to stand behind them.
That is hypocrite you will not go anywhere. That is hypocrisy in the fog. Don't do that. If you are showing your teeth make sure they are true teeth.
Not just dentures.
No, no, even if you have dentures you can show them no problem. For as long as a genuine smile. My brother's Salam aleikum. How are you? How is everything okay. And don't get too involved in personal questions because people do not like personal questions. I see somebody come how are you brother? And finally how much do you weigh?
What's it got to do with you? Subhanallah Okay, what's your salary? Where do you work?
Oh, you work in that store? At that small perfume bottle? How much is it? My brother I don't even say cinematic leave me alone and go that's
that's why I say we are Muslims. We are beautiful people you need to know where to stop and what to do. Don't expect extra favors from people expect a favor from Allah. Allah will favor you make people's lives simple and easy. And Allah will grant you and bless you. Salam aleikum, Masha, Allah, what other duties you have that you can connect to Allah through serving humanity when someone is sick and Ill pray for them, visit them go to see them if you can, or at least send them a message. I am praying for you may Allah give you Shiva and so on. Again, when people are sick and ill depending on how close they are to you, number one, number two is how sick they are. Because sometimes you say
you go to the sick person's house KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK but he wants to sleep. No, I'm yours, Yara, tamari er that will marry I need to visit the sick. Now the man is sleeping to wake him up my knee. I'm coming to visit sunnah, sunnah. What is the Sunnah?
Then you go in and you sit you say that bring the tea bring this this My brother did you go for sunnah you went to have a mini breakfast day.
It's amazing. When people sit for two, three hours, my man from long outside doesn't when is he going? When is he going? And you don't even know all you know, but you don't mind stuff. So that's why you need to know some people want messages enough. It's called a yeah, that will marry no problem. Sometimes one phone call is enough. Sometimes you send a message to someone else we are praying for you is enough. Sometimes you can visit quickly. And you can go if you are very close to the person you can go sometimes they want you please come to see come sit down with me I need to talk go Alhamdulillah. So for everything you need to know how much where, when and how.
What else. If someone passes away, you make the janazah on them. If someone passes away, you try to follow the janazah to the grave and you help to bury them. The women might not be able to go all the way because the men are the ones who actually carry the janazah into the grave and so on but you pray for them and you make dua for them and you can visit those whom they have left behind in terms of family and friends and you can give them some condolences and sympathies and dua that is part of your duty as a Muslim. To be sad at the sadness of other people is your duty as a Muslim to connect with humanity in order to connect with Allah to be happy at the happiness of someone else is also
part of you.
You're duty to connect with humanity in order to be able to connect with Allah. If you are sad when someone is happy, there is something wrong with you. And if you are happy when someone is sad, there is something wrong with you Subhanallah
I remember some time back there was a man he was he was troublesome in the sense that he has done a lot of hurtful things to a lot of people, but he passed away.
And when he passed away the news spread. So I'm on one Whatsapp group.
And the news spread so and so passed away four or five people they said Al Hamdulillah.
And I said, Imagine if I die? Do I want people to say Alhamdulillah?
I corrected them I say no brothers don't say no matter what this is the point where you say in Adela or in LA Rajan. Allah says to us, through the blessing lips of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, when someone has passed away, say good things about them, it's over. The game is over. You know, if they lost seven, zero, they nostalgia saved once and leaving. So you know, those of you who those of you who are in football, I know what you're thinking.
I didn't realize even Indonesia is interested in actually the whole world is interested in football, right?
So you mentioned it once and it's over. You don't have to keep after the game is over your whole life you have mentioned 7070 You know, you don't have to say that man Allah grant us is.
My brothers and sisters, the amazing thing is Allah loves those who serve and who help and who love one another for his sake and his pleasure.
You know, I tell you something very powerful, very powerful. When you do good to other people, why are you doing the good? Ask yourself?
That's a very powerful question. If I'm coming to you, I see you and I'm very kind to you and very, very, you know, helpful and so on. Why am I doing it? Ask yourself are you swear by Allah if you are doing it for the sake of Allah, you will not mind whether they are good to you in return or not, because you are not doing good to them because you think they deserve the goodness but rather, you are doing good to them because you know that Allah loves those who do good, no matter who they're doing it to.
I am kind to you not because I even know you, I don't even know you. In that sense. I am kind to you because I know Allah loves those who are kind I am, I am good to you. Because I know Allah loves those who are good, have not good to you because I think you deserve good.
If I'm good to you, because of your deserving we would never be good to one another because shaytan would always come to us and make us think Why are you good to this person. They don't deserve to be good. That's why the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him did good to those who did bad to him, he was still good to them. That's on another level altogether.
But he taught that to us. Sometimes we are so weak we cannot imagine someone does bad to you. How are you going to do good to them?
It's not easy. But if you're a believer, you can
May Allah Almighty strengthener so my brothers and sisters we are to fulfill the rights of one another and beyond. We can do extra goodness.
You see if you look at the surah in the Quran, which is very powerful one of my favorite source
what Doha when Layli either sajer when the book our man Allah Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. WA. Shira
Kameena. Oh, Hola. Hola, salmon failure. The caribou Kavita?
Amazing. I want you to go back this evening and read the meaning of the surah.
I want you to go back and read the meaning of the surah and the next one. So that the Shara This is Doha. And the next one is sheriff. Please go back today on your phone you can find on Google or wherever you if you have an app or whatever you will find it read the meaning of the surah because Allah is explaining and telling us that
He will definitely give his telling Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, your hereafter is going to be better than this life. And don't think that Allah forsakes you just because the goodness you wanted did not come to you. Very interesting.
Do not think that Allah has abandoned you because the goodness you were expecting did not come to you don't think Allah left you he did not leave you and He will not leave.
You come to Allah, Allah will come to you even more.
You walk to Allah, Allah rushes to you.
In that surah Allah Almighty says towards the end
Well, I'm Messiah
Illa, fallot and Haro.
I'm sure you know the verse most of us know it right?
Do we know it?
Come on, come on. Come on. I used to see one program long back I don't know if it still exists there was a friend of mine
who was managing this. It was called cinta Quran.
And first time I heard the meaning of the word Gita. It means
I said cinta Allah cinta Rasool Judah Quran Muslim. I'm a Muslim, right? May Allah grant us goodness.
What a messiah Isla Fela 10 her as for the one who is asking who is the one asking the beggar?
Allah is Allah is guiding you
about the beggar who you come across.
Allah says when you come across a beggar a messiah in a beggar the one who comes to you and he asks, Now Allah is telling you how to treat you how to treat the beggar. What did Allah say? Look at how powerful it is. Allah knows every one of us is on a different level right? Number One Number two, Allah knows that all the beggars are not the same. Some of them are legit some of them are a scam. We agree some of them you look at them and say there is a big sort of you know a network of these people that are more rich than you at night they're driving Bugatti and in the morning there Yeah, it can happen in the daytime they are standing in the street you want to be at one rupee I want to
be the only one the only one to appear and you know where you are going to get one rupee or when the rate to the US dollar is almost 14,000
I know right?
So you will give them so much more. They get it from Indonesia, what is the population 230,000,230 5 million
to 75 to 80 who is growing as I'm speaking, Mashallah. Mashallah, Mashallah. Mashallah. Mashallah, it's good. It's good Hamdulillah. So, it's so beautiful, because you might be to at 300, maybe tomorrow morning will be a little bit different. But it's so beautiful, because imagine how big the population is, if you do goodness, even one rupee or if everyone had to give one rupee and half the population or a quarter or a third had to give you would make 100 million rupees in a minute. I've just given an example.
So some Baker's they know what the population let's go, let's do it. For you, as a human being you it's hard to tell you have to use your own discretion. While you want to help those who are in need. You also do not want to promote scammers. So now it's very difficult because I see someone and to me, he looks normal, maybe I don't want to give him maybe I want to give him in Islam. If you feel like you do not want to give you do not have to give if there is a doubt in your heart, that this man might use this for drugs or whatever else or he doesn't need it or he's part of a scam or whatever else it may be. It's okay you don't have to give because Allah says Allah to our know,
underneath me when Duan don't help people to do something which is sinful or wrong, enmity, and so on. Don't so it's hard. I'm a human, I don't know what to do. It's hard. So Allah did not say a messiah ill as for the beggar give him Allah didn't say that. Did Allah say, as for the beggar give him No he didn't. He only said, Latin ha. Don't rebuke him. Don't abuse him. Don't disrespect him. If you want to give, give respectfully, you don't want to give don't give respectfully.
You know, my father. Long back there was many, many years ago, there was a beggar who used to stand on the road. And in order to just keep in quiet. I said, I looked at him from the window. And I said, Tomorrow, my father said are you even going to see this guy tomorrow? By you said tomorrow
maybe you can just excuse yourself or you can say maybe next time, but don't lie to say I'll give you tomorrow when you know you will not even see him maybe tomorrow.
Don't give a bigger false hope and worse than that. Don't rebuke him abuse him a you you are a crook who said how do you know I'm a crook? I know you're part of a scam. Today chef who was was telling us in the speech that there's many scams
Come on, come on.
You're using my name also to do that.
So we need to respect everyone even those whom we are doubting sometimes give offer respect. Allah says you know what? Your duty is to ensure that you did not do something wrong even if they are doing something wrong. They're wrong is against them. You're right will be for you.
Allah says one Messiah in a fella can have now
My point is, if Allah is telling you that as for the beggar the most important thing you can give him his dignity and respect. Tell me. Dignity and Respect is one of the most important things you can give any human being including your spouse, your children, your parents, your in laws, and whoever else it may be today, we have lost that respect amongst each other.
We don't respect so even if you treat me like how Allah tells you to treat a beggar, we will solve the problem, you see.
So the problem Look at how beautiful Allah were, it's it Allah says, You know what it could have been you. It could have been you, right? Things can change. So imagine it was you and someone rebukes you they sway you. And so you can leave you you don't need to look in that direction. I do it sometimes people are knocking the window don't even look just keep on to stuff now. Oh Allah help this person carry on.
And if you are feeling there are some people you feel for them, you might talk to them, they look like okay, this person looks decent. You might making a mistake. But if you made a genuine mistake, Allah will reward you don't worry, Allah will reward you because you tried.
So my brothers and sisters, your duty is to reach out to people do you know amongst us there are widows, there are widows, these widows they are VIPs in the eyes of Allah.
Among us there might be orphans, these orphans are the doors to paradise for anyone who wants to look after them. The Prophet Muhammad says not only a door to Paradise, but more than that, they will be with me like these two fingers, if they look after an orphan only for the sake of Allah.
widows and orphans are categories in community if you were to connect for the sake of Allah, and serve them. Allah says you are equivalent to a person who fasts all day, every day and who stands in prayer all night every night in reward, your reward is equal to the one who does the hard job and beyond that, try to lay in and everything throughout the whole night you are standing in prayer, but in actual fact you are sleeping, why you are looking after widows and orphans Subhanallah
that is Islam. The Prophet Muhammad says and our Kefalonia team,
myself and the one who looks after orphans, we will be like this in paradise, two fingers, you know what? He was an orphan. sallallahu alayhi wasallam the best of creation, the most noble of all messengers who Allah chose him to be an orphan. That's why I tell my beloved children who are orphans don't lose hope in the Mercy of Allah. If you lost your father, it does not mean Allah does not like you. The one whom Allah loves the most Allah made him go through exactly the same.
and that's what the widows, great reward. If you take care of them only for the sake of Allah. The same applies to any category of society and community that is downtrodden in any way whatsoever. You have people who are divorced sometimes treat them with respect do not abuse them, look out for them.
Try to get them married.
The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him look at his wives. All of them were previously married besides one
inshallah Allah Allah yet,
he was the Nabhi of Allah, he was the highest of all.
Today, someone is divorced Hallas that is like a sentence finish. Throw them out and it's over your life is gone. That's how some communities look. It should never be like that. These are VIPs in the eyes of Allah. And even if there was a mistake that happened, the mistake does not define you. I always say my brothers and sisters, Allah does not judge you based on your sin. He judges you based on your repentance.
Allah judges you based on your Toba on your repentance no matter what you did in the past. The past is the past P A S T It's over. It's gone. It's history. It's not now.
Right now if I say Oh Allah, forgive me, whatever I done was wrong. I don't want to do it again. I repent to you. I'm your slave. forgive all my sins. Allah says you know what? forgiven us. It's over. Don't lose hope.
And then Chapin comes from the corner one more time. You see shaytan is a devil.
Devil, he comes around the corner one more first he made you do the sins and he he kept on making you do since for many, many years you did so many very, very bad sins. And then when you one day turn to Allah with a warm tear rolling down your cheeks, Oh ALLAH forgive me, I have wronged and so on. And you as you feel so good and so nice and happy and you feel clean.
Come and trust me, there is no way that you will not be forgiven. If you are sincere. Allah will always forgive you. Even if you go back to him 100 times he will forgive you. 101 times
shaytan comes again, what does he say? Hey,
you remember the scissors you committed? Yes. Well, they were so bad, worse than all other people.
Okay. Are you sure? Yes. You asked for forgiveness, but Allah won't forgive you. Not you. Me not forgiven. Yeah, they were bad since look at how Chopin is talking. They were bad. Now you start thinking Maybe Allah did not forgive me that may be is a problem.
Allah says why are you entertaining that was wasa again. Why are you entertaining the devil? Again?
Latona to me Rahmatullahi Allah says don't ever lose hope in the Mercy of Allah and you are losing hope in the Mercy of Allah. It means you have not recognized Allah you don't know who is Allah? Does Allah need your ibadah? Does Allah need your obedience? No. Does Allah be affected by your sin? Is Allah affected by yourself? No, you are affected.
When you do good, it's for you. Man and Milla Sally and funnily enough, see Allah makes it clear in the Quran woman Assa Allah, whoever does good it's for them not for me. And whoever does bad it's against them, not against me.
That's why Allah says Bala mu and for some of those who wronged themselves
those who wronged themselves because you are wrong in yourself Subhanallah
so remember to not let shaytan come back to you and make you think I'm not forgiven. Right here right now sitting in this beautiful hall in Jakarta. We can actually all be forgiven. You just need to spend the moment Oh ALLAH forgive my shortcomings. The sins I know the sins I don't know. Oh ALLAH forgive me. Oh Allah grant me mercy. Oh Allah, I admit my sin. I regret it. I will not do it again. Forgive me and grant me the strength to stay away from it. Army.
forgiven, start a new leaf
and see how Allah will open your doors. My brothers and sisters I didn't realize that I actually spoke for 52 minutes
but inshallah all in a good course. Next time when I come, I will chop seven minutes from my speech.
No, no, inshallah. Hey, may Allah bless you all. I pray that the few words I have spoken about can help us to connect with Allah, through serving humanity and serving others. There are so many points I could go on and on and on. But let's strike a deal can we strike a deal?
I will continue the speech but online inshallah. Allah bless you and Allah grantees Inshallah, on online we continue always and that's how I think we know each other, through technology. May Allah Almighty help us to use technology in a way that we can intergender technology is a tool, we must embrace it in the right way. We must use it correctly. And we must protect ourselves from bad use. If we have done something wrong. You can seek the forgiveness of Allah you can undo what you or you have done, if possible. And in sha Allah for us is good hope I really enjoyed your company today. And like I said, I would have loved to meet you but humanly, it's impossible. So forgive me and
excuse me, but in the meantime, even the brother sitting up there, don't worry, I saw you. I'm just looking around like this and trying to see as much as I can. And Wallahi it's been so beautiful. We myself and my colleagues, we promised that we will come to Indonesia again, but next time we need a much bigger venue inshallah by the will of Allah
does that Kamala was salam aleikum wa rahmatullah.