Channel: Mufti Menk
Motivational Evening, London 26/04/2019
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah cattle.
My brothers and sisters, we start off saying Alhamdulillah we praise Allah, we thank Allah. We have to thank Allah no matter what happens in our lives, we must always thank Allah. If you thank Allah for what you have, He grants you increase. So that's why we always say that hamdu lillahi Allah Callaghan, we praise Allah upon all conditions, my brothers and sisters, we also have to send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
upon all his companions, his household, we asked Allah to bless them. The reason is, when we acknowledge those who have done good to us, Allah will grant us goodness to. So anyone who has done good to us, we must acknowledge them pray for them. When we say something, Allahu Allah, Mohammed or when we say for Salatu, salam, ala rasulillah, etc, etc. This is not only sending blessings and salutations, but it is acknowledging the favor of Allah upon us by sending to us this great messenger who gave the message in a way that today we are seated here to be motivated towards Allah. So doesn't he deserve for us to say was Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah, Allah, he was happy.
And that's one of the reasons why we start in this way, my brothers and sisters in a similar fashion, we would actually be blessing, meaning, earning the blessings of Allah tenfold by sending blessings and salutations upon Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, he says to us, monks, Allah, Allah wa sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
who ever since blessings upon me and salutations upon me, Allah blesses them tenfold as a result, one of the reasons is, he doesn't need it. So panela we thought of it is already the best of creation, the most noble of prophets, the first to be resurrected, the first to intergender, etc, etc. He's got the status, but because we're acknowledging it, even though it is right there, we are actually
causing the blessings to come to us from Allah tenfold. So this is why we must always acknowledge those who do good to us even lower down the ladder. In our lives. Many people do good to us, they forget, we forget, everyone forgets. So Pamela, don't forget those who've done good to you, no matter what, they will come a payback day when you will be given an opportunity to do something for them sometimes in an active way, sometimes in a passive way, you will have to think about it. I know. Sometimes you benefit from someone so much. And when the day comes to defend them, you don't you walk away Subhanallah sometimes you actually have benefited from someone or they have helped
you. Even if it was a small financial help. The day comes for them. Somehow Allah we don't have I remember one thing I'm going to tell you. I studied in Madina munawwara I used to help the judge in the in the 90s. From the early 90s, to perhaps the late 90s. I used to help the judge. And I remember clearly helping a family a big group of people. And at the time, we didn't used to have agents who used to rip us off. Sorry, is anyone agency disclosure? We didn't use to have agents have had a lot that some of them are really good. But some of them are of whatever report May Allah forgive us. But we didn't use to have that you didn't need to book in advance, you could just go
there with a visa and somehow look for your accommodation. Those were the days Mashallah. So I remember helping this family and some time later, they were so happy and excited. I saved them lots of lots of money. And we got them such a beautiful place. We knew the nooks and crannies, right? So what happened is, the day of alpha came, we were all in alpha, and I was with about four or four guys, we were you know, a small group of people. And we will go in now from out of Atomos denisha. And I jumped onto a bus being from Africa, we had these bands that showed number two bus number two, you can get into any bus that has that number, right. That's the rule. I know the rule. I got onto
one bus with my friends. I was in a harem. They didn't recognize me. And I was a little boy, I was a student at the time, perhaps in my early 20s.
And what happened is the the same uncle looked at me and said, Get out, get out. We don't want you to move out, please get out. This is our bus and I'm just looking. I'm saying this bus actually belongs to all the Hajaj, you know, he says I said get out. I'm thinking gosh, this is the same guy. I helped him and I helped everyone look at this. Well, I can't believe it. And then he says I mean out instead of pushing me and they just finished our offer the son was about to set. Do you know it's the most blessed time you could ever ever, ever, ever have. So Pamela and I'm standing there and I was we were kicked out of the bus we walked from alpha to was delivered by the way on the
walk. I will say
Allah I thank you for what has just happened. Because you've made me realize when you do good, I'm not doing it because someone deserved it. I'm just doing it for you. You love those who do good
Subhanallah ask yourself this evening, when you do good to people, do you do good only to those who you think deserve the good? Or do you do good just because Allah loves those who do good. Have you ever read the Quran? It says, one long you have been in mosinee and Allah loves those who do good. Did he ever say Allah loves those who do good to those who they think deserve the good? No, he just says Subhana Allah, Allah loves those who do good. So do good for Allah. And you know what the test will be that when they're bad to you in return, you're still smiling you say Allah, I didn't do it for them. I did it for you. So Han Allah, this is where we falter. And this is where we go wrong.
And this is why we become sad. When you do good. Do good for Allah when they forget it, Allah will never forget it. But you need to refine yourself in a way that when someone else has done good to you, you don't forget Don't forget someone else forgets it's okay or not you. So May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us something I must mention every time we come to suffer
some things improved. Mashallah right this hole here is not as it was the last time it's Mashallah improved and become a bit more spacious perhaps next time we can have one or two more tables here at Sharma now I think it's just the right number. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us our own personal improvement as well. We become happy my brothers and sisters when we see improvement
we become happy when we see
growth in terms of
materialism worldly growth you know you have a better car you're excited are you a better person Oh
the engine in the vehicle is no longer the Toyota you used to drive by the way Toyota is better than Mercedes according to me in terms of engine who agrees with that put up your hand
Mashallah, you guys will have an extra round of saffron
they will only five of you by the way, Mashallah. Okay, the rest of you, I do agree but I'm a little bit loyal to Toyota Subhanallah however, the engine in there is no longer the Toyota it was it's now Mercedes or Rolls Royce, but your engine has become from Rolls Royce to Toyota.
That's why we fail.
The reason why I don't like to drive expensive, flashy cars, it does something to my head and my attitude. Leave it go back to your old original faithful and smile with it. When you're when you're aging with your wife you age gracefully Mashallah. And as she gains weight, Mashallah, you should be losing weight by the will of Allah. And as the two of you grow older, and you're looking so old, she's so proud to walk with the same man who's really old. You need to be proud to walk with a woman who's a kilo more than she was the last time Mashallah you know what it's got to do with the heart, the goodness, the contentment, that's what we're lacking.
My brothers and sisters, as you have a new phone, and technologically you're advanced, you can contact one another, communicate with one another with ease. We tend to find it more difficult to communicate with Allah.
You have a phone. I want the iPhone. I want the latest. I want the iPhone 10 I actually have a phone that I'm so happy with. It's called a sim. Son, by the way. Did you hear that?
10 Plus, with the memory of how much What do you think?
What do you think? Say something? one terabyte? Yes, you're right. We've got the same phone. Mine's better than yours.
the point I want to raise is we're happy with our phones. We've got the latest we've got top phones, nice things, everything happening, to do what to communicate, to be able to reach out to be in touch to be recognized to be known, but my brothers and sisters, we at the same time the same technology that we would like in order to be connected has disconnected us from Allah what was the point the connection or the lies become weak and your connection with the rest of besides Allah is stronger. The connection with Allah has become weak. Your link with Allah is out of order. Your you get excited when this 4g and this discussion of 5g but with Allah the relationship is still on edge. If
Follow how mankind operates. This is why Allah says when we love you, we don't give you sometimes. Sometimes Allah loves you, he doesn't give you He says, Wait, go back to your heart, you will be closer to us, the minute you're on that mattress Mashallah made of what's it called the water mattress and you just go straight into it, and you don't get up for Salatin. That's the very minute that you're you're actually, you've lost focus.
You've lost focus. Your focus should be upon the hereafter. The akhira enjoy what Allah has blessed you with this evening, you know, we were contemplating this whole idea of a motivational evening. And we thought it was brilliant because it's very difficult to just have an open ended meeting where 1000s of people might come in, but we want to marry the dunya and the Akira. What's that? Subhanallah you can have a lovely meal, a five star meal, you'll enjoy yourself, you can come out you can have a motivational moments, one of these books, every one of you who's actually got a ticket to have come here deserves a book as you walk out some kind of love, one of it is coming to
you so panela and at the same time, we can hear a word of motivation and perhaps an opportunity to donate to a good cause. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us goodness. That's the whole idea. If you're not motivated and moved, even in a small way, into Panama, what are you waiting for? You know what Allah says?
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de la mina co has the time, not come for the believers to soften their hearts towards Allah and what has been revealed. What are you waiting for? What do you want? In order for your heart to be softened? My brothers and sisters? You have got one sign two signs. Allah allowed you to see 10 Rama vans or 15 Ramadan's. He might tell you that sit your quarters over next Ramadan, you're not going to see it. It's possible. Allah has given you a sickness and another sickness, you've come out of it. May Allah grant refer to all those who are sick and Ill say me. In a while you're talking about something, just make a dua to be saved from something evil that is connected to what you're talking
about. You never know. Which is the moment of acceptance of do are you talking about death saved? may Allah have mercy upon those who passed away? Maybe? I mean?
So my brothers and sisters, Allah has a quota for every one of us. of heartbeats. Did you know that? How many heartbeats a day? Shall we put some doctors amongst us? Right? How many heart beats a day? The last I checked? Normal dudes 136,000 140,000. Is that right? trigger?
Approximately right? She's saying because she knows when her husband or her friend or someone stresses her. She it's like 200,000.
So that means your normal day. Okay.
130 6000 How many have you paid for?
How many have you paid for?
Can I tell you? Allah says it's free. So what's the value of each one? Can I tell you again? You don't know it? Until you miss one. Then you know it. Did you hear what I just said? 136,000. You don't even realize
it's moving. It's pumping. It's going you can feel it. You can see it now on now. You can actually go and watch your own heart to Allah. And it's moving and it's going unless it's no No, no, no payment Don't worry about payment will take care of all of that. You just read your five salah and be a good person and develop yourself and talk nicely speak with respect to the rest of my creatures. Whoa, my creatures. What makes you so special?
Can I tell you
the same thing that makes everyone else so special?
We're all special. We are creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala. If you think you're the only one who has a right to exist.
You know what you need to think about? The one you think doesn't have the right to exist, was given that life by the one in whose name you want to perhaps harm it hurt it or sometimes even take it away. Like in the case of those weird people who perpetrated heinous crimes recently in Sri Lanka.
Claiming connection to the giver of the life they took away absurd stupidity to the highest degree.
You're giving the life away who gave that life. If you thought about who gave the life for a moment, you would realize not in his name, it can't happen.
So Panama, and people think that they're the only ones who have the right to exist. Who gave that life the same one who gave you the life, if we as humankind had to think that others didn't have the right to exist, as Allah created them, we would destroy us, Allah created them, we will destroy as low we were sent on to Earth in order to destroy people. Is that what Allah sent you for? Not at all. He sent you to build, he sent you to help he sent you to prove yourself and he says paradise will be achieved by you reaching out to the rest of the creatures I am created in a beautiful way. It's called a black personal hook.
The goodness of your character, that's what it is. So my brothers and sisters, you want to know how good you are in the eyes of Allah. Check your heart,
you need to have a connection with your maker that will be closely
judged by the way you treated the creatures of the same maker. Those who differ with you,
those who disagree with you, those who dislike you, those who don't want to see you.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease. It's our duty to say as people look up to us, as religious leaders, spiritual leaders, and some who might not be Muslim, may be thinking and they do think at times a certain chunk of them. That chunk is quite large. To be honest right now. They think that Muslim leaders and religious preachers and so on are all about hate. And that's not true.
What did I just say today, I might have explained it better
than a lot of those who follow other religions.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all guidance and goodness.
So my brothers and sisters, the point I was raising a little bit earlier is, let's try. Let's try our best
to look at what we love on earth.
And whether or not we match it when it comes to
loving something equivalent regarding the hereafter. I gave you a few examples. I told you about how anyone would love to update and upgrade their vehicle? I'm sure you would. If I told you who wants a brand new car of their choice with all put up my hand starting with me I put both hands.
But the question is something more important than your car is yourself your connection with Allah, you want to ride and you want that ride to be a right of ease in this world, you're going to need a ride of ease in the hereafter in your grave, you're going to need things to help you What are those things, your kindness, your goodness, your charities, when you give a charity who is the better person who is the better person you never ever know. It's got to do with your heart. Sometimes the giver is better. Sometimes the receiver is better. Remember, we're not like created the poor.
He created them as a favor for the rich. Whoa, have you ever thought of it that way?
And not created the poor as a favor for the rich?
Because if it wasn't for the poor, what was going to happen to all your excess money?
Where were you going to give you a charity to the Hadees speaks about a time that will come where there will be no poor people on earth, you won't know where to give your Zakah your charity. Imagine the last time I said that one of the young people told me I can't wait for that time. Imagine I'll be rich too.
And I'm thinking that's not the point. If you missed it totally. The point is
when you see a person in need that tells you we tailor made it before you were born for that person to be in front of you at the time begging and asking only to see your reaction and you may never see that person again. Subhan Allah wa
Salatu ha we read it so much. Allah says as for the beggar, the one who's asking, don't ever rebuke him or her. No rebuke. You might not want to give. You might think perhaps this person is begging unjustly. You may be
justify it in that thinking that perhaps I don't want to give here. No problem. It's up to you give where you feel good. No need to rebuke. Don't swear, you don't know the circumstances. Don't shout, don't abuse don't hurt, walk away gracefully. If they greet you respond the greeting,
to panela. But don't ever look at someone in need, and think that they are lower than, you know, maybe from us financial perspective for now. For now,
I know of people from rags to riches, just as much as I know of people from riches to rags.
I'm sure many of us have examples on our fingertips. Oh, wow. What happened? Well, Allah gave you for a short period of time. And then he took it away from you how many we know of empires that were built. And when the grandchildren came in, they were begging on the streets
for lie, and how many do we know of people who didn't afford shoes, and today, they have a factory of shoes.
It's up to Allah. Allah says, we did it. We know, man, don't be arrogant. We've given you for a short time. Appreciate the things you've been blessed with? What
many makira Bianca had this again, the same surah the next verse, so
what's the next verse? Allah says, As for the favors of Allah, you may disclose you may speak about you may
mention in order to display gratitude to Allah.
That's why one day there was a man who walked in to the companionship of the Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him, and he had tacky clothing, with you know, patches, and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam being divinely inspired, asked him a question, what do you have?
The question was worded in a way that he knew what was meant is what what do you have in terms of business in terms of what Allah has blessed you when he spoke about a large flock that he has? livestock Subhan Allah and the prophet SAW Selim immediately knew that this man is a wealthy man, but his clothing is not in the same line. So the process of Salaam told him, Liam
Mata La Jolla Lake, when Allah blessed you, the effect of that blessing should be clear on your clothing.
Wow. Subhana Allah, amazing, right? You're a millionaire, your clothing should be such that at least you show that Allah blessed me. I doesn't have to be millionaire clothing, no, but it has to be reasonable, neat, clean, prim, proper, etc, etc. Right?
May Allah bless us, it is not wrong. The Sahaba were worried because the Prophet sallallahu Sallam on one hand said that no one shall enter Jannah if they have an atom's or a mustard seeds wait worth of pride. And on the other hand, he's saying something about them. You must wear beautiful clothing if Allah has given you the money. So we're a little bit confused here. I'm so had a law. So there's a habit of your lover and asked him or messenger in the hadith of pride. They said, Oh messenger, we love our clothing. We love our conveyance. We love that we have good conveyance and so on and so forth. Yet you're saying anyone who has pride will not intergender even to even the pride worth the
weight of a mustard seed.
So the professor someone says that's not pride.
To have something of high quality is not pride. It's your attitude.
Did you hear that? I could be driving a Bentley. The moment I do this, I put my hand in the steering that's the wrong Come on.
That's wrong. For as long as I'm driving it I'm still greeting my buddies. I'm still okay I go and read my Salah I'm happy that's fine, Mashallah, I'm still the same cool guy. I'm cooler because why the more Allah gives you the more humble you should become the Hadith says and keyboard. The real prize is made up of two things.
Do you know what those two things are?
But total hacktivism bonus to reject the truth when it comes to you clearly, just because you've got money just because you've got the best house, the best car. So now when someone tells you something you said Get lost. When someone even says you know what? Allah says this. You said, I know what I'm doing. People do this. Why? Too much money. It's gotten to your head. May Allah grant us ease. I mean,
so that's one. When you reject the truth, someone tells you you know what you did is wrong. So it's okay.
You bash someone you come out and say is your fault? What do you mean? Don't worry, I'll get you into trouble. Just because you have money, you can turn the tables. And you can do whatever you want. That's what you think. Remember, Allah is just watching. It's temporary. Five years later, he's gonna start taking things away from you one by one. It was just a period of time he gave you to see what you did, and he watched you fail the test dismally. He's still gonna take it back. If you wanted, you didn't have to fail. You can pass by doing what?
use it in the right way. spend on your family yourself. Don't be miserly spend. I know some people, the more they earn, the less they spend on their own families.
The Children's complaining but my dad's a multi millionaire and they getting handouts from somewhere else. So Panama. I've seen the children of the rich scramble for food in hajj that was distributed for free. That's because it was so big. But by the way, my brothers and sisters no matter what I promise you, those of you who don't know can find out from those of you who know about and bake. Okay, who knows what will bake it. You can tell the rest of the show.
So, my brothers and sisters, the point I'm raising is I told the one brother Brother, you're fighting in jostling for one bottle of free water in hajj and Allah bless you in such a way that you can distribute 500,000 bottles here for free Subhana Allah stop just leaving, you can go and buy one. He says what they find realize there is so much it's expensive during Hajj gone by one. Imagine wealthy Allah blessed you with millions, what a blessing it would be to spend during Hajj on your own food, the people who brought it there, whether they were ripping you off or not. They're making a little bit of money for a living and Allah brought you there.
Yes, there is something free but you can afford it Come on.
May Allah grant us ease.
So that's the first point regarding pride when you have
rejected the truth, and the second point is humbleness, when you despise people, belittle them, speak to them as though you're the king. And that's it. Even the kings are to speak with respect.
My brothers and sisters, if you want to take something away from this evening, there is a lot that I've said I've got a few minutes remaining.
I want to tell you, yes, we've spoken for half an hour, Mashallah. I want to tell you something very interesting.
Learn to respect everybody.
Did you hear what I said?
The way you speak, the way you carry yourself, the way you look at people, the way you make them feel needs to be of a much, much higher standard. As a believer, you represent a lot. You represent the messenger, there are people out there tarnishing the image of Islam. What are we doing? We're going to do the opposite. By the will of Allah we're going to prove that our messenger did not stand for all of that. But he stood for goodness for kindness. If Islam spread, it spread through the greatness of character and conduct upright business people today, no one wants to do business with the Muslims in some places
because of how they're being defrauded, left, right and center.
But if you were to be
a fresh, different difference, very refreshing, really good idea to these Muslims lovely people, Mashallah.
So if you want to take something away from this evening,
it's all about respect, respecting people speaking to them with kindness, with goodness, and it starts at home, your family, say good words to them, your children, and we've been saying this all along. But the problem is, we don't think
we don't think and we don't act upon it. Change your lives, change your heart, and learn to get closer to Allah. That link I spoke about at the beginning. I gave you the example of the phone and the car and so on and told you we all love to see advancement in that way. What about advancement in your own faith, advancement with Allah, I've become better in my technological life, and I've even become better in my personal life with Allah. I'm much closer. I'm trying to adopt more. I read a little bit more of the Quran. I fulfill my Salah in a better way. Now you're talking of five g six G connection with Allah. And Allah says if you are like that, the day you will call out to us you're a
VIP. We will definitely respond to you almost instantly. if Allah wills that's what Allah subhanho wa Taala will
Do because he says for the curonian can remember me I will remember you get get acquainted with Allah at times of ease and Allah will rush to you at times of difficulty.
May Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless you all I hope these few words motivate myself to begin with to be the best possible version of me. No viruses no nothing Mashallah the best possible version
of this Android device. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness I see the apple guys were not too happy with that. It's okay. saffron, don't serve apple. They don't serve Android deserve canes and bananas. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant you ease. Thank you so much for lending me that year. I hope to be greeting every one of you a little bit later on at the door. akula Cali ha la sala de la vida Kala Nabina Muhammad wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah.