Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2019
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kulu salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah, Allah He was happy I mean, my brothers and sisters, some people reject the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. Some people reject the Hadith. If we reject the Hadith, we will not be able to achieve contentment because we won't be able to practice Islam. Islam is being brought to us by Allah subhanho wa Taala from Allah subhanho wa Taala. He is the source of everything the revelation that came to us is divided into two, one, the verses that were recited that are words of Allah subhanho wa Taala. To the detailed explanations, the words of
the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him that Allah subhanho wa Taala has asked us to follow. Let's listen to this beautiful verse of Surah Nisa, verse number 65. fell out of megillah You mean owner had you had chemo caffee Mashallah bang home soon.
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the validity of the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam the fact that we must adopt what the messenger has said, if he has said something and declared something it is considered a declaration for me to so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his decision and what he has said regarding disputes between the people of the oma, that is final. You're not supposed to feel in your heart any narrowness regarding that decision. That is what Allah subhanho wa Taala says. So my brothers and sisters, those who don't accept the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, his statements, his words and his teachings. They cannot call themselves Muslim because they haven't
believed in the second part of the Shahada. The first part is assured to Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, I bear witness there is none worthy of worship besides Allah. The second part is watch, how do I know Mohammedan Rasulullah and I bear witness that Muhammad peace be upon him is the Messenger of Allah. How can we say that we are Muslim mean when we haven't accepted the statements of the messenger? Who is the messenger of Islam, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, if you're looking for contentment, you must definitely adopt what the prophet peace be upon him has said. So this is a very important verse that I started with today. And I continue to another verse with a similar
meaning verse number 80, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Many Rasul Allah falcoda, Allah
whoever has followed the messenger has definitely followed Allah. How's that? Subhana Allah, you want contentment, follow the messenger of peace be upon him, his way, his style, his habits, and whatever he has brought to us in terms of teachings. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deeper understanding. And this is why to achieve contentment, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how important it is to ponder over the verses of the Quran. let's admit many of us are guilty of reading the Quran without understanding it. As much as we will get a reward for every letter that we do read even if it is without understanding.
There is an equivalent reward, if not greater, to actually understand the Quran, put it into practice and teach it to others. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a greater reward. contentment is definitely achieved by recitation of the Quran without a doubt, greater contentment is achieved by trying to understand what is meant by the Quran, putting it into practice and conveying it to others. Your right and my right regarding the Quran is not only for us to recite its verses in the month of Ramadan how many of us read the Quran, and we've recited it and we cover it from cover to cover. We have actually read it so much. But how many of us have actually gone into its meanings,
put them into practice, conveyed them to others learned and got the answers of questions that we might have found while we were reading. We got the answer.
From the experts, how many of us have done that? If you are to spend time with the Quran, you will achieve contentment. The Quran is the word of the owner of contentment. If you'd like contentment, you definitely have to study that word. You have to recite it you have to listen to it as well. Listen with concentration. If you listen with concentration, you will achieve so much more than you imagine. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness, verse number 82, Allah says,
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are they not going to consider deeply and studied deeply the verses of the Quran? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us contentment thereafter, verse number 86 of the same Surah Surah Nisa, Allah teaches us how to achieve contentment in another beautiful way, interactions with one another. The first point of interaction is supposed to be a greeting. Listen to what Allah says.
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do in aloha Can I land in Hacienda? When you are greeted with a greeting, then respond with a better greeting? Or at least reply it with an equal greeting For indeed a lot takes account of everything. How beautiful is that? The importance of greeting, greet in a better way. If someone has greeted you in a lousy way perhaps they may not have been concentrating, you know, they may not have greeted you properly. If you greet back in a better way. The chances of you being content far greater because you have a clean heart. If someone just said a salaam aleikum, and you said what Allah como Salah warahmatullah wabarakatuh. Doesn't it show genuineness? Doesn't it show a clean heart? But if
someone were to say Salaam Alaikum and you didn't even reply, it is sinful. Secondly, the one who commences with the greeting is actually free from pride, he will have greater contentment. What are you losing by greeting people?
May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us? Yes, some people are toxic. When they're toxic and they have harmed you and they continue to harm you. You may want to just greet them and that's it. No extra discussion. But the greeting is something you should not avoid or you should not stay away from learn to greet and learn to respond to the greeting in an even better way. If you are greeted May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us contentment and May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all. Then I move on to verse number 112 of the same surah where Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the various levels of sin.
If you'd like contentment, don't ever accuse someone else of a sin they haven't committed. If you do that, you will lose contentment and you may even lose the hereafter completely. Listen to what Allah subhanho wa Taala says verse number 112 Surah Nisa what many oxy bahagi
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Bina whoever has earned a sin and then accuses someone who is innocent of the sin, they've thrown it on to them. Allah says they have indeed engaged in a huge slander and a grave sin a grave sin, but Bhutan and what if man Medina clear sin? May Allah protect us? One is to sin. If a person has sinned, they can seek forgiveness of Allah, Allah will forgive them. But what is more important is or what is worse should I say is when a person has sinned and they accuse someone else of the sin, or they accuse an innocent person of a sin that that person did not commit? In that particular case, you are doomed. Many of us are suffering today, because we have soiled our mouths with that which is
absolutely dirty and filthy. Regarding someone else that is not true. Maintain silence. Keep quiet, it's better for you. If you don't have something good to say. The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him says Keep quiet.
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Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should only utter that which is upright and beneficial or remain silent.
That's the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. It's amazing. If we are to follow this Hadeeth I promise you we will achieve contentment how many of us lose sleep because of a statement we've uttered because of perhaps something we've said on social media
Then we regret it. It's too late sometimes. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us never ever accused people never ever slander and falsely accused those who are innocent of a sin because it will come back to haunt you. And that's what we are talking about the lack of contentment. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us contentment. I mean, the last verse that I'd like to speak about in this beautiful session is where Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about resolving problems and matters he speaks about marital discord, and he speaks about how important it is to resolve marital Discord. And then he tells us always remember that to resolve a problem is better than to break the marriage
Subhanallah and to resolve problems with anyone, any member of the oma is always the best thing to do was soul Hawaii. And indeed, resolving the matter is always better.
Amazing what Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us, it is difficult, that's why it is better. If it were easy, perhaps the reward wouldn't be so big. You know, when Allah tells you if you do something you will earn Jenna, that means that particular thing is probably very difficult to achieve. When you resolve problems, Allah says it's better for you, your contentment, your happiness long term you don't know. Yes, it may be very difficult. I must declare my brothers and sisters that divorce is permissible. But as a last resort, the breakup of a relationship is permissible. But as a last resort, it is still better to resolve if you can, if you really cannot, then respectfully
respectfully, you may terminate a relationship respectfully you may go your own ways, because in that particular way, Allah subhanho wa Taala will protect us and our offspring from that which is toxic. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every one of us. Remember when we separate perhaps if we do so respectfully, we will still achieve contentment. May Allah bless you all akula Polly hada Sol Allahu wa salam wa barakato
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