Contentment from Revelation Series 2019 – EP14 – Staying within the limits

Mufti Menk

Channel: Mufti Menk

Series:

Episode Notes

share this pageShare Page

Episode Transcript

© No part of this transcript may be copied or referenced or transmitted in any way whatsoever. Transcripts are auto-generated and thus will be be inaccurate. We are working on a system to allow volunteers to edit transcripts in a controlled system.


00:00:00--> 00:00:01

levina

00:00:02--> 00:00:03

in

00:00:05--> 00:00:06

bV

00:00:07--> 00:00:09

bV karela hito Toma

00:00:11--> 00:00:13

kulu

00:00:14--> 00:00:53

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakato Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah where Allah Allah, he was happy he edge mine, my brothers, my sisters, when we joke Yes, we'd like people to laugh. Make sure that that laughter is within the limits of Allah subhanho wa Taala the jokes should not be blasphemous, they should not be abusive or hurtful to any race, to any religion, to any group of people. And more than anything, they should not be disrespectful to Allah, to the signs of Allah to the messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The reason is, if we do that, we will lose contentment. If we happen to joke about a race. We happen to

00:00:53--> 00:01:35

joke about a nationality we happen to joke about people in a way that it would hurt them and or we happen to joke such that we are blessed feeling Allah mocking or joking about the messengers about heaven and hell, the signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala that is crossing a limit and we pay the price. What is the price, you lose happiness, you lose contentment, you lose sleep, as much as you laughed, you will have to cry. Remember that. So laughter can result in crying later on. If that laughter is unrestricted, but if it is restricted and disciplined, you will definitely be able to earn the pleasure of Allah. And perhaps at the same time, you know, sharing a light moment of laughter. So

00:01:35--> 00:01:56

this we get from the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala warns us in Surah to Toba, where there were people who were claiming to have joked about the Prophet peace be upon him and the messengers, and later on, they actually were proven guilty. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says to Mohammed Salatu, Salam in verse number 65, or sort of October, while I

00:01:57--> 00:01:57

sat down

00:02:00--> 00:02:01

in

00:02:02--> 00:02:06

Hulu and Al Abdullah, Abdullah, he was

00:02:07--> 00:02:09

it was only

00:02:11--> 00:02:59

10 00. If you were to ask them, they would say we were just joking. We were just speaking, you know, indulging in speech playing and cetera, et cetera. Allah says, tell them, you joking about Allah and His messengers and His signs. Don't present your excuses. You pay the price of it. So hon Allah, you pay the price of dirty jokes, bad jokes, unclean jokes, blasphemous jokes. Remember that. So you're searching for contentment, clean your act. The next time someone sends you a joke on WhatsApp, if it is dirty, if it is abusive, deleted, you will be a very contented person. Allah will take away the reasons for you to be crying later on. But if you get the joy by making people laugh at that, which

00:02:59--> 00:03:43

is dirty, abusive, blasphemous, then you have to be ready to pay the price. May Allah subhanho wa Taala purify us, it costs you nothing, a little bit of control of your neffs and your set a little bit of control of your desires. And your Okay, may Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us that strength, delete the bad messages, don't fall with them, and I'll open your doors. Thereafter, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how important it is to appreciate things people do, no matter how small they are, because Allah Himself appreciates what people do, no matter how small things are. At the time of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, there was a companion, who brought about a charity of a few dates.

00:03:44--> 00:04:25

He worked all night, he earned a little bit he brought half of what he earned and presented it to the messenger saying this is my contribution to the cause of Allah. There were certain hypocrites sitting around and they loved Allah clear. This man's name praised him so much. And Allah declared his enmity and anger upon those who had loved and scoffed at this particular person. So if Allah appreciates a few dates in his cause, who are we not to appreciate a small act of kindness that is done in our direction. If you'd like contentment, learn from this, when someone does good, don't forget it. How many people we have done good to they forgotten, but we don't realize how many people

00:04:25--> 00:05:00

have done good to us and we have forgotten. So it goes both ways. Don't forget the goodness someone has done to you even if it was a very small portion of goodness, because Allah doesn't forget, and Allah rewards in a massive way. So we need to understand that. Secondly, don't ever scoff at someone's contribution to the deen the 50 cents that someone could have put in a donation box may be more valuable in the eyes of Allah than the 5000 that another could have donated with a check. You don't ever scoff or laugh at someone who is trying their best

00:05:00--> 00:05:36

To get close to Allah, but I want to take this further. It's not only about charity, it's also about religious movement in the right direction. You have people struggling, struggling to get closer to Allah in their obedience, perhaps because of the environment. They live in their families, the way they grew up the countries they are living in, perhaps something that may or may not have happened, perhaps whatever they may have studied, they're slowly and surely coming. As they are improving their condition. Don't belittle them. Don't, don't miss judge them don't make them feel like they're unwanted, keep on encouraging them keep on saying good words to them, they will come some of our

00:05:36--> 00:06:18

sisters are struggling with their obedience to Allah in various ways. We're all struggling actually, some of our struggles are made apparent, and some are hidden struggles. The hidden struggles are more difficult to tackle a person who's for example, perhaps addicted to something that's wrong, say for example, pornography or drugs, whatever else it may be that person who is trying to rehabilitate himself or herself with that hidden struggle, it's far more difficult than the person who might be finding it difficult to dress with the hijab. For example, we should not belittle anyone, if we belittle their effort, we will lose contentment. Allah will test us in ourselves, perhaps our family

00:06:18--> 00:06:59

members, whoever else, because we were belittling someone else's effort. The main point is they're trying in their own way. Some people move a millimeter as at a time, some move a centimeter at a time, some a meter, some a kilometer, a mile, whatever it may be. Don't belittle the effort of someone in the right direction. When people come to the masjid, no matter what they have come to the house of Allah. Make them feel wanted. Make them feel comfortable. Greet them, welcome them. They're the gifts of Allah, you will have contentment because you are welcoming people to the house of Allah. You will achieve contentment because you were welcoming people to the house of Allah. When

00:06:59--> 00:07:35

you have an Islamic program, a good lecture, something good. You may find all sorts of people coming welcome them. You are welcoming people whose hearts are softening towards Allah. How can you use a word that is negative? How can you discourage people and you still expect a lot to give you contentment? That's not gonna happen? Allah will snatch that contentment away from you. How dare you make the guests of Allah feel unwanted in the house of Allah that belongs to Allah? Nothing can change that. That's the house of Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala guidance. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says

00:07:36--> 00:07:39

in verse number 79, of surah October

00:07:40--> 00:07:54

alladhina al mizune Allah in a minute meaning mini nephew sadhaka T one Latina, da da da da, da da da home fire scholarone amin home, Sachi Rama hoomin Humala, Hamada le

00:07:55--> 00:08:36

very scary verse indeed where Allah says those who make a mockery of the of the others who have struggled and strove brought back a little bit of charity, and they have given only that which they were able to give, they have done only that which they were able to do within their own little capacities. Those who scoffed at them allow will create reason to scoff at them too. Which means you scoff at someone Allah will scoff at you. You laugh at someone alone will create the environment for you to be laughed at. Where's your contentment? It's gone, because you hurt someone you thought bad and evil about someone. Watch out my brothers and sisters. This is a powerful reminder. Imagine for

00:08:36--> 00:09:12

Allah to say safira la hoomin home Allah will create a mockery of those people how they may be able to to manage or overcome your mockery, but you will never be able to overcome the mockery that Allah will create a view. So please bear this in mind. You want contentment, clean your heart. You want to clean heart, you're going to have to work very, very hard. Learn to love people they are also dear to Allah. And guess what? Perhaps they are dearer to Allah than you. And I mean Allah Subhana Allah to Allah forgive us.

00:09:13--> 00:09:56

We move on to the next verse also from Surah, Al Anfal where Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of the benefit of the Zakah and the charity that is taken from the Muslims, you and I know two and a half percent we have to give at times it's a little bit more than that 5% 10% even up to 20% when it comes to mining and various other aspects of earning. So my brothers and sisters, what does this Zakah actually do to us? It brings about contentment when you have given with a good heart, open heart. When you are calculating your Zakat and you being miserly, you will not achieve goodness, you may fulfill your fire of act your obligation. But what goodness Do you want when you're calculating

00:09:56--> 00:09:59

your Zakat and you give out for the sake of Allah

00:10:00--> 00:10:22

Anahata it's actually beautiful. Allah will bless you and Allah will grant you contentment by cleansing you. So listen to what Allah subhanho wa Taala says to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Verse number 103 of surah two Toba hood min. Mo le him sada por todo hero whom what to Jackie

00:10:24--> 00:11:09

Wilson Nia la in la sala de casa canula. Home. A la starts off by saying take from their wealth, this sadaqa this charity, this is a card that will cleanse them, it will cleanse them. You know when you're earning. Sometimes you say things, you do things and you earn money, you're busy doing things you've delayed your Salah a little bit, May Allah forgive every one of us. Allah says there is an element of dirt in the wealth. Your attachment to the wealth is an unclean attachment. Don't let your attachment to wealth divert you from your attachment to Allah. When you give what Allah gave you, you are actually detaching and cleansing imagine, this is why it's important to give more than

00:11:09--> 00:11:47

just the compulsory zakat. Zakat is actually a large amount that you are asked to take out of your amount. You've taken it out, if you take it out with a good heart you will achieve if you haven't you lose. But over and above that is a test for you to see whether you'd like to reach out to people with what Allah has blessed you with. A lot of the times the wealthier people become, the more miserly they become, the more difficult it is for them to give a good business deal to a small person, the more difficult it is for them to see another person do well in a similar business. The wealthier we become, the more we need to work on ourselves. Obviously this is not the case with

00:11:47--> 00:12:25

everyone but it is the case with a lot of people. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant a string so the next time you're calculating your soccer and you give it give it with a good heart with happiness, try and ensure that you're giving the people in need, they are doing you a favor. Allah did you a favor by creating people who have a need so that you could engage in an act of worship, known as giving charity had not created poor people, you would have never been able to become pure by giving and donating what you had. May Allah grant us contentment and May Allah grant us Jenna aku colada or sallallahu wasallam albaraka Allah anabaena Muhammad levena

00:12:26--> 00:12:27

toma

00:12:30--> 00:12:34

de la he Allah be de la la toma

00:12:36--> 00:12:37

kulu