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Contentment from Revelation Series 2019 – EP13 – Distinguishing Right from Wrong
Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2019
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salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah shuffle MBA will mursaleen Nabina Muhammad Allah, Allah, Allah He was happy. I mean, my brothers and sisters, what is very important for us to know is when we develop a relationship with Allah, when we are conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah will grant us the ability to distinguish between right and wrong. Through that ability, we will achieve contentment. Imagine if you're able to know what's good for you and what's bad for you. Imagine if you're able to know what's right and what's wrong. Imagine if you're able to distinguish between that which is
profitable and that which is not profitable. Imagine how happy you will be when if you'd like that Allah says to you and to everyone else. If you develop your relationship with Allah, you're conscious of Allah, you fear the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala then you will definitely achieve something known as un*in the criterion the ability to distinguish and differentiate, so here it goes. These are verses of surah two and five verse number 29. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yeah, are you hella Vina Amano
takuna la hija Allah como con moussaka feed, Kumasi, como Villa comm amazing verse of the Quran oh you who believe if you are to be conscious of Allah, I've said if you develop your relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala because that's a holistic meaning of the term taqwa. He will give you the ability to distinguish between right and wrong. And on top of that, he will forgive your sins, He will forgive your sins Subhan Allah.
He will expiate compensate them with something good, because you've changed your life. you've developed your relationship with Allah, brothers and sisters, in the month of fasting the month of Ramadan, we are asked by Allah subhanho wa Taala to fast in order to develop that relationship with Allah. Fasting brings about compassion brings about a closeness to Allah, a softness, it disciplines us. Strive to develop your relationship with Allah. Strive when it comes to your prayer, when it comes to your charity, the giving, when it comes to your character and conduct and Allah subhanho wa Taala will definitely open your doors. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us that beautiful
relationship with him. Then Allah tells us, you know the importance of seeking forgiveness of Allah is such that even if the punishment were to be coming in your direction, it will be diverted because of you seeking the forgiveness of Allah. This is why it's very important to keep seeking the forgiveness of Allah on a daily basis. People wonder, I'm going through problems, is it a punishment? Or is it actually a test from Allah? Well, if you are seeking the forgiveness of Allah at all times, every day, it can never be the punishment of Allah. Do you know why? Because Allah says in Surah, two and fan, verse number 33, omega and a lot more I leave on whom well whom Yes,
don't fail on a promise of Allah, He will not be punishing those who are seeking forgiveness from him. while seeking forgiveness. It's impossible that what's come to you in terms of negativity is a punishment from Allah. It is only a test. You must relax you must be satisfied and content, keep on building your relationship with Allah and understand whatever you're going through is in order to elevate your status. In this the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him has been through the most. He actually went through so much of what we would term negativity. He was never upset. He was never hurt. He was never ever saddened by the decree of Allah. for him. He used to say, Oh Allah for as
long as you're happy with me, I'm okay. This is all fine. This is the messenger peace be upon him. So remember, if you're seeking the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala, you will never be let down by Allah subhanho wa Taala. My brothers and sisters, the prophet peace be upon him used to seek forgiveness up to 100 times a day. Imagine he didn't even need that. We need it. How many times do we seek forgiveness? And then we're complaining that we, we lack contentment. You want the contentment, quite simple. seek the forgiveness of Allah, develop your relationship with Allah and you will definitely achieve that contentment in Surah Al Anfal, Allah subhanho wa Taala also makes
mention of the gifts that He bestows upon men and the fact that he doesn't take them away until man deserves that they be taken away.
What this means is if Allah has given you something good, he will not take it away.
Unless and until you've changed your ways and habits and you've become a bad person, when you become a bad person, Allah says you deserve that this be taken away from you. So this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala takes gifts away from people.
If you haven't been become a bad person and still you lose something good you might have had, that would not be a punishment of Allah, that would actually be a bigger gift in the long term from Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says in verse number 53, of sudo tool and fan there Liga be la la mia komova Iran Latin and I'ma come in had you
seen him? Well, Allah has sent me on early, Allah is explaining that this is that Allah does not remove or change the good condition are the gifts that he has bestowed upon the people unless and until they have changed themselves in a way that they deserve for that gift to be snatched away from them. For indeed, he is all hearing or knowledgeable. That's Allah. So my brothers and sisters, just like when we're in a bad situation, a law won't improve it until we improve ourselves. When we when we're in a good condition. Allah will not take it away until we deteriorate. So this is why we say when Allah has blessed you become closer to Allah. How many of us lose contentment because we're
wealthy? Do you know what that means? We became wealthy, temporary contentment we forgot Allah so Allah snatches the contentment away. How many of us don't pray because we're healthy? When your health goes away? You begin to pray? Wasn't that a gift of Allah? Meaning the taking away of your health? How many of us when we were wealthy, we forgot Allah when Allah took the wealth away, we came back to Allah. Wasn't that a gift of Allah, the taking away of your wealth? How many of us everything was flowing smooth. And suddenly when things began to go rough, we turned to Allah. Wasn't that a gift of Allah? Look at how Allah is telling you Oh, my worship is when I have blessed
you get close to me. You will be content. Dr. Ruff Illa Allah he feel raha he? Yeah, rifka fishy, dirty. get acquainted with Allah during your days of ease. And Allah will get acquainted with you during your days of hardship. May Allah make us content, may Allah grant us happiness. So my brothers and sisters do not take it for granted. When Allah has given you things, take it seriously, get closer to Allah. So many people forget Allah, on their wedding days, so many people forget Allah on the day of aid. So many people turn away from Allah, on days when they're enjoying the parties and whatever else they have celebrating the birth of a child or whatever it may be. Those are the
means of destruction of our contentment. We've destroyed the contentment that we've had. Why, because we forget a lot during our happy days, the next eat that we have, remember to worship Allah thank him, dress appropriately, you will be content. The next time you catch a pair of clothing or you buy a pair of clothing, make sure it is something that is modest, and that would please Allah, if the Prophet peace be upon him had to see you, he would be proud of the way you dressed. Think about it. We always say the day that covering yourself makes you very happy. The day that covering yourself makes you very happy. And the day that exposing yourself makes you sad is the day that you
have actually developed a better relationship with Allah. Some of the scholars have actually said, When exposing yourself makes you sad, and covering yourself makes you happy, then you have developed a relationship with Allah. May Allah grant us that beautiful relationship. So I'm just giving you a word of encouragement, not just for EAD not just for a happy day or your wedding days, but for all days. Try to please Allah, try to please Allah and do things in the right way it costs you nothing people will learn from you, you set a good example. When you have set a good example and people follow it, you get the automatic blessings and full reward of all those who have learned from your
example. And therefore you will definitely be able to achieve the greater goodness and contentment from that. Imagine people look at your dress code on the day of your wedding. And they say wow, I'd like to cover like how Fatima covered for example. And when they do that you get a reward while you're lying down at home without even knowing you're achieving blessings, the contentment that's coming in your direction is superb. You wonder why your children are so obedient Mashallah, that's a good thing. You wonder how come everything is going so smooth? Well, it is because you taught people a smooth lesson in the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We're searching for contentment. It is
all over revelation. And this is why we say contentment is truly from Revelation. May Allah subhanahu wa taala Grant us peace.
And success. Then Allah speaks in Surah Al Anfal also about a situation where there are two parties that are fighting each other, perhaps a war on a larger scale or an argument on a smaller scale. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in verse number 61
what Jana holy sell me for Jenna law whatever can Allah MA in who well as in Israel hockey team, if they are inclining towards peace, if they're inclining towards peace, then you too should inclined towards it and lay your trust on Allah for indeed he is all powerful or wise,
two warring factions, one of them desperately wants peace with you. You are doubting their intentions, there is nothing glaring to prove that they are being insincere. If there was something glaring to prove that they were insincere, you would be foolish to make peace with them in a way that you are bitten again from the same direction. But if there is nothing to say that they were being insincere, Allah says inclined towards it, if they stretch their arm, seeking peace, you should do the same, you should also seek the peace.
That is a blessing. That is goodness. So Allah says, and you know what, lay your trust on Allah because you may not know exactly they may want to cheat you. And that's why in the very next verse, when Allah says, at the end of this verse, that he is all powerful. And he is all knowing he's all wise. He says, what a redo
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If they want to cheat you thereafter and deceive you a lie sufficient for you. Wow. You be content, you sit back relaxed, you follow the laws instruction now you can you can actually rest assured that Allah will take care of you, he will protect you, whatever happens is the best for you. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness. So my brothers and sisters, very importantly, learn to please Allah in all that you do. And learn to follow Allah in all that you'd like to do. And Allah will grant you that success in the dunya and the Akira filled with the greatest contentment akula Kohli hava sallallahu wasallam obata Karolina Vina, levena Manu Adama
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