Contentment from Revelation Series 2019 – EP04 – It’s the Ownership of Allah
Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2019
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Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. Well, Allah, Allah, he was happy he had mine, my brothers and sisters, nobody can achieve contentment until the spend from that which is very, very close to their hearts from that which they love from that which is very dear to them. That which is material obviously. So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in verse number 92, of Surah Al Imran Allah says, then
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to him bow, you will not achieve righteousness until and unless you spend from that which you love. What do you love, whether it comes to your wealth, whether it comes to something you're deeply connected to? Or even just your time? Subhanallah people love their time? Are you going to spend it in the right cause? Are you going to spend that time with Allah, you're going to spend that time with your family members with others. If you do, you will achieve contentment if you don't, perhaps you will lose that contentment. When attachment to something material becomes too much you lose contentment, because contentment is the ownership of Allah. He will give it to whomsoever is close
to him. You want to become close to Allah. Don't get too close to that which is besides Allah. Yes, we love our cars. We love our houses, we love our clothes, we love our accessories. We love a few things but that love should never exceed the love of the Almighty. The Almighty His love is first. When it's time for prayer, everything can wait when it's halal and haram. We need to make sure we do the right thing. When it comes to the timings we need to make sure we prioritize when it comes to family they come first, we have this rule that we need to follow regarding the regarding the connection that we have with material items. It should never be more than our love with Allah
subhanho wa Taala This is why this verse is of utmost importance. I'd like to move on Allah subhanho wa Taala says in verse number 103 of surah Allah Imran what seems to be happening Hey, Jamie,
Morocco, hold fast, hold fast on the rope of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And don't be disunited. Don't let go. Don't be disunited. The importance of unity. Unity comes about with a lot of sacrifice. If you're going to sacrifice you will achieve unity. If you're not going to sacrifice you're not going to achieve unity. There is given take you need to have a big heart you need to forgive you need to embrace you need to tolerate that's when you will achieve unity. Unity is not uniformity. You don't have to think the same like the same things etc. You need to respect one another and tolerate each other the differences we may have Yes, we allow those differences because at the end of the day,
it's Allah who is going to judge us. I am not the one who's going to judge if we look at Surah Fatiha. The first sort of that we spoke about Allah subhanho wa Taala clearly says he is the Owner of the Day of Judgment. Maliki Yomi. Dean, the Owner of the Day of Judgment he has set aside a day to judge if we begin to judge people, we will never achieve contentment because people will judge us. We will judge them. Each one dooms the other and that's it. We've lost contentment because we made others lose their contentment. Remember, if you'd like success and contentment, you need to know the owner of judgment is actually Allah. We may judge based on something we don't even know.
And we may make big mistakes in that regard. So learn to look at people with the eye of goodness, the eye of positivity, the eye of love, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease the issue of unity and the issue of judging people. These are very important issues that we need to take heed of if we'd like to achieve the contentment and the happiness that we are searching for. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yeah, are you Latina? Manohla de colo Reba? Oh, you who believe don't consume usury and interest don't consume it. In fact, the verse immediately after that in Surah, Al e Imran verse number 131. Allah says,
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Be conscious of or be fearful of the fire that is prepared for those who disbelieve those who have not taken heed of the verses of the Almighty, those who are ungrateful In fact, and caffeine includes the term ungrateful or those who are ungrateful. They show in gratitude. So when Allah has warned us
The warning is simply to bring us to the straight path. Remember that the warning of Allah. It's not that he is merciless, He is merciful out of his mercy. He wants people. It's like if we had a little child, and we told the child Be careful, I will reprimand you. The idea is not the reprimanding The idea is the correction of the child. And the idea is to ensure the child succeeds. Similarly with Allah subhanho wa Taala. He warns us, but he his mercy encompasses everything to the degree that if we were to take heed, we would be saved from what he's warning us about. As simple as that. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease. This topic is about Usually, it's a very deep topic, why is
interest haram and why is usually prohibited. That is not our topic. But if we stay away from it, we will achieve contentment. Imagine, you stay away from eating that which Allah has made prohibited, you will achieve contentment and this is why Allah says those who've made mistakes tend to me before it's too late. So while the warnings are issued of the fire, and that's, that's something we have to talk about. At times every religion speaks about how a person may be cast in Hellfire if they were to transgress and so on. At the same time, what we need to know is, Allah says, if you have done wrong, turn to Allah, He will forgive you. Just listen to these beautiful verses Allah subhanho wa
Taala says, what we own La, La La La come to Mohammed,
follow Allah and follow His Messenger in order that you achieve Rama, the mercy, the contentment, the happiness, what should you do? follow Allah follow his Rasool Allah Subhana Allah, wa t Allah, Allah Rasool Allah come to Him so that you will achieve the Merci. Then Allah says, wa salli, ala Mahavira to
become a gentleman. He's warned us about the punishment. Then he says, make haste towards the forgiveness of Allah and the paradise. Do deeds that will earn the forgiveness of Allah and let you get into Jenna. That's what I want. What about those who've done wrong? So immediately after that, in the next verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Oh, those who have transgressed against themselves by committing immorality and evil, they may have committed adultery and whatever else Allah says, if they remember Allah and seek forgiveness for them is forgiveness. Not only forgiveness, but Allah will grant them paradise if they've changed their lives thereafter. What a beautiful sense of the
mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala What a great
encouragement for all of us to be able to earn the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Those who have done wrong, those who have committed sin, those who have committed immorality, if they remember Allah and they seek the forgiveness of Allah, they're the ones if they've changed their lives thereafter to become good people. They are the ones who will be earning Jenna and Jenna paradise was prepared for those type of people. Amazing. And this is why at the end, the law encourages us to do something very interesting. If you really want contentment again, first number 130 135 of surah Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says
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If they remember the law and sort of forgiveness of Allah, Allah will forgive them Allah will wipe their sins out, Allah will give them the contentment not just in this world but even in the next which is more important imagine contentment and happiness in this world, contentment and happiness in the next it goes from a duel of Allah subhanho wa Taala that meaning dujour that Allah has made mention of in the Quran abana Gina freedonia has an attempt.
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That's the punishment of the Fire. We're asking Allah to save us from and at the same time we asked him for two goodnesses the goodness in this world, the contentment of this world, the goodness of the hereafter the contentment and the happiness of the hereafter. In order to achieve that you need to spend in the path of Allah as well. spending in the cause of Allah whenever there are needy people and needy cause something good to be done. Dig deep into your pockets. Give an Allah will grant you happiness. Look what Allah subhanho wa Taala says and levena
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skinny, one of my favorite verses. Listen to what Allah says. Those who spend secretly, quietly no one knows you did it silently you help someone you spent in a good cause you spent for the sake of Allah, and those who spend even openly It's fine if people knew what you spent and it's fine if you even allowed people to know with a with the intention of encouraging them perhaps if they see me spending, perhaps they would spend too, if that was your intention, Alhamdulillah Allah says, you know, those who are good moistening, other good doers of good, Allah says they spend quietly in secret and openly. And you know what else they do?
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They suppress their anger. If you suppress your anger, you will achieve more contentment than if you were to vent it. And if you were to just let it go, and do whatever you wish, no you don't. You do what Allah wishes. Allah says we know you will become angry at some stage. Don't worry, calm down for our sake. So we will not get angry with you because you did not get angry with others. And this is something very interesting. Allah's mercy descends upon those who are merciful. You show that mercy and the Almighty will show you the mercy. So Allah says, Those who can extinguish and suppress their anger at that moment, they will definitely definitely achieve Goodness, goodness includes the
contentment we're talking about. You want contentment, calm down, take it easy. And you know what Allah says, will afina and in us, those who forgive people, if you forgive people, you are a good person, if you're a good person, you will achieve contentment. This is from the Quran. So my brothers and sisters, I asked you tonight and today to forgive people, and to be more compassionate to spend, whether it be in secret or openly and to learn to suppress your anger to control your temper, and I promise you you will be a very, very contented person. akula Kohli has a BA sallallahu wasallam obata kylan Amina Muhammad was Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh levena
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