Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2019
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kulu Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh my brothers and sisters we start off Bismillah In the name of Allah. Well hamdu lillahi wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happy here Jemaine, it is very important for us to develop the right company, we should have the good company, we should be from among those who are good company for others. And this is when we will achieve contentment. Did you know that 90% of people are destroyed when they have bad company destroyed, perhaps not fully, but partially to at times, some fully people who develop bad habits, bad ways of speaking,
and so on. All that is connected to the company you keep the Prophet peace be upon him says you are a former ob Holly Lee, for Yamaha to commend you Harlan, a person is known by the friends he or she keeps the circle that he rotates with, so be careful whom you befriend. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has said this and Allah subhanho wa Taala has also addressed the matter very powerfully, very simply. And he has actually said in Surah ottobock verse number 119. Yeah, are you helping a man with a law how Akuma saw the thing you believe, develop your relationship with Allah, and be with those who are truthful, be in the company of the truthful, those who are good, be in
good company be in truthful company, you will definitely get the fruits of this beautiful tree that you would have sown the seeds of by being in good company. It's not easy. Sometimes we have friends, we need to change those friends. If your friends do not teach you how to prioritize, then they're not true friends. I give you an example. When people get married, at times, they forget that they are married. They spend the same amount of time they used to spend with their friends prior to marriage, even after marriage. Why did you get married? What contentment would you like? You have a wife or a spouse waiting for you. You have children who are desperate for your time. If you don't
spend time with your family, with your wife, with your children, after you are married, and you spend it with your friends instead all the time, you will lose your contentment. You want to be happy. Learn to prioritize. So what if some of these people think that perhaps you're not being a faithful friend, you need to know what prioritization means, the truthful and the company of the truthful, they will in fact remind you to go home, they will all disperse early, because the night belongs to your spouse remember that it belongs to the almighty obviously. But in terms of companionship, go back to your family. Allah subhanho wa Taala has kept it such that the night is
for resting, reclining, and a few acts of worship as well. May Allah subhanahu wa taala help us in this direction. So remember this beautiful piece of advice if you'd like contentment, have good friends.
Your friends should be better than you in character and conduct. Your friends should be better than you in the dedication that they have towards achieving goodness. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us success. We move on to sola Yunus, which is a beautiful surah and I'd like to make mention of a verse verse number 12 of surah Yunus where Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how man calls out to Allah when he is in need. The minute the need is fulfilled, he forgets Allah, He pretends like he never ever called out to Allah. This happens to some.
In fact, it happens to a lot.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says in verse number 12 have sort of use what either must sell in Santa Rosa Anna Lee gem v. Eden,
Emma Phelim cashner raha maraca. Mia Dona Isla de Missa Allah subhanho wa Taala says, When man is afflicted by something bad negative, he calls out to us on his sides or standing or sitting and when we have helped him and alleviated that suffering, he continues as though he had never ever called out to us for any need of his. So this is something that we need to take heed of. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those
who when we call out to Allah, we appreciate what Allah subhanho wa Taala has
Done. When we ask Allah to cure us, we appreciate that by turning to Allah after we've been cured. So we spoke earlier about how some people are forgetful of Allah until problem comes. And in this verse, Allah is saying some people forget Allah after the problem is solved. So this is something that we need to bear in mind. You'd like contentment. Remember the days used to call out to Allah. Remember the days when you used to cry to Allah, that is Allah and he tells you, well, we cured you. We granted you what you wanted. Now we're going to see if you do what we want Subhan Allah Subhana Allah This is amazing. Actually, it's a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah, may Allah subhanho wa
Taala grant us all from his goodness. You know, there is something known as Olia law, the friends of Allah, those who are close friends have Allah.
Allah says regarding them, they are the most content, they will be happy, they have no reason to fear or to be sad. So Who are they? That's a good That's a big question. People ask the question Who are the Olia? How do we recognize the earlier the earlier are those who have two qualities in them?
And you and I could be from the friends of Allah. If we struggle and strive to get to that? What is it let's listen to what Allah says in Surah Yunus verse number 62
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Allah says Behold the Olia of Allah, the friends of Allah, no fear upon them, they have no need to fear and they have no need to be sad, they will not fear they will not be sad. Who are they? And Medina Amano. What can we attack on just two qualities, those who believe firmly in Allah and they they are conscious of Allah. They have Taqwa taqwa, as I said, is the development of your relationship with Allah in a way that you are conscious of the punishment of Allah as well as the favor of Allah subhanho wa Taala. You become conscious of what Allah has given you, and of who Allah is and the fact that you are going to return to Him. When you've developed these two things. Eman
and taqwa, you will not be sad, you will not have reason to be fearful, you will not
be you will not be worrying at all because you know that I believe in Allah, I'm convinced Allah will take care of you. So let's try and develop these qualities and we will not have fear, neither in this world nor the next. May Allah subhanho wa Taala truly guide us and protect us. Then we go on to another of the stories of musala is Salatu was salam, a little bit of detail in Surah Yunus which is very interesting. I'm going to pick up on one point,
we have difficulty, we have hardship, on Earth. Allah did not say he will not give us hardship. We will go through a lot of hardship, but he will grant us contentment if we know how to process the hardship. Look at Musa alayhis salam. How long did he struggle for? Yet he was a prophet of Allah, his people, how long did they suffer for decades on end? But they knew they were helped directly by Allah, we go through challenges. How long are we going through challenges for a long, long time? Well, like if you were to look at where we were 30 years ago, or our fathers or forefathers where they were a little while back, we are in a much better position materialistically then them in most
cases. So this is something we need to look at. We become less grateful of the favors of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Yet we have much more than our predecessors, our fathers, and even our own selves sometime that where we were and where we are now. But unfortunately, we're always ungrateful. That's man.
So Allah says, Musa alayhis salam and his brother Harun Moses and Aaron May peace be upon them. They called out to Allah subhanho wa Taala against the Pharaoh. Okay? When they called out to Allah against the Pharaoh, Allah subhanho wa Taala told them something amazing that give that gave them contentment, it made them happy. It made them smile, it made them know that you know what, everything's okay. What was that? These are verses in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of in Surah. Eunice verse number 89 Allah says,
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neasa biela leadin Allah Allah moon, he says, Oh Musa Oh Harun, we have already answered your prayer. You prayed for the destruction of the Pharaoh, your prayer is answered. However, we want you to be steadfast, and don't follow the path of those who don't know, you know. So don't follow the path of those who don't know, we have answered your prayer, we will grant you your prayer, it's already granted. It's just a matter of time. When we know the time is right, the pharaoh shall be destroyed and you will be victorious. That's it. They were told that my brothers and sisters we should call out to Allah with similar conviction regarding our problems or issues. Perhaps we don't
want to wish the destruction of someone but we definitely would like to wish for the protection of the Almighty and for goodness. So what happened years later, the Pharaoh was drowned. as wealthy as he was, it didn't help him. No matter what he tried, it did not help him, every plan of his lead to his ultimate destruction. And every plan of Musa alayhis salam and his people led to their ultimate success.
as confident as the Pharaoh was about his success, he failed.
And as much as the people of Musa alayhis salam felt that they may not achieve success, they were successful. Musa alayhis salam and his brother knew exactly where they were heading. But some of the people were weak. They didn't really know. But they laid their faith in Allah and they continued ultimate success. where Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us success and contentment in this world and the next aku Kohli has a masala Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad
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