Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2019
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kulu Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah where Allah Allah, he was happy, Germaine, we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala my brothers and sisters, who has instructed us to be just Allah subhanho wa Taala has indeed instructed us to be just, if you are just you will achieve contentment you will be happy. When you are a person who's unjust and you engage in injustice, you can never achieve true contentment. This is why every Friday we hear a verse it is verse number 90 of surah Nan, in Allah Hi, Mo Bella daily 171 eat in Cordoba.
And in fact, he will carry one belly. Allah subhanho wa Taala says Indeed Allah instructs you to be just to be kind and to be good. So there is Aladdin. When a sun there is justice, there is kindness and goodness and there is eater in Cordoba, Allah asks you to give your relatives to reach out to them, how can you be a wealthy person and they are struggling and they are so closely related to you? How can you be a person who has everything and your own relatives? Don't Allah made them related to you to ask you about what you did towards them? These three things are repeated every Friday in almost all the machines. So we hear it Allah is telling you be just Be kind, be good. And
reach out to your family members. Do you do that? Subhana Allah, and then we complain, why is it that we're not content, we're not prepared to solve problems with our family members, yet solving problems with family members will earn us genital fair dose. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, when a law prohibits you from the following, and fascia, immorality, and fascia and mooncup, that which is bad and evil, and they'll bury that which is sinful and transgression. So Allah prohibits that, stay away from that you achieve contentment. If you have immoral behavior, your words are immoral, you have no values when it comes to living your life. You will not be content you've let yourself
loose. No hold high values, high morals, high standards, you will be content. Yes, it is discipline, it requires an effort, but long term contentment and even short term contentment more than anything else in the afternoon in the Hereafter, you will achieve a lot of that contentment. My brothers and sisters then Allah says the immorality, the evil and transgression. Remember to stay away from it evil, stay away from transgression, that which is sinful stay away from these three are actually interconnected. And we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to grant us goodness. In verse number 97, Allah says, if you do good, if you believe and do good, we will improve the condition of your living
first on earth. And thereafter we will grant your paradise. So when you do good and you believe in Allah, remember, Allah will grant you the best of both worlds. Listen to what Allah subhanho wa Taala says Manami lasagna ham is the caring
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whosoever believes in Allah from male or female and does good deeds, Allah will grant them a life that is valuable, that is good, that is pure. Allah will grant them that contentment that they are searching for a pure life a happy life. Why? Because you've believed in a lion, you're doing good deeds, you must do the good deeds. And this is why the move Assyrian have always said, Be conscious of your link with your maker and be conscious of the way you treat the rest of the creatures of the same maker. The common factor is he is the maker of all of us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to reach out to one another. I mean, so Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us that guarantee.
Then he says to us something interesting in verse number 125 of surah. Two,
when we are calling out towards his path, when we are calling people towards his path towards goodness, be a Muslim, be the non Muslim be the Jewish or Christian or any other faiths. We need to understand. We are actually ambassadors of Allah. We need to behave in a way that is befitting we need to speak in a way that we recognize the person we're speaking to is a creature of the same Allah. Allah created them as a test not just for them, but for us as well. If you're going to speak to them disrespectfully, You've insulted Allah, no matter who they are.
They are the creatures of Allah, they deserve you your respect when you are speaking to them, remember that. So when you are calling people towards Allah, you call them with utmost respect, not just respect, but with wisdom, with tact with the best of words with the most beautiful of arguments. So we don't insult them. We don't curse them. We don't swear them. We don't abuse them, we don't hurt them, but rather we reach out to them with total respect in a beautiful way. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala addresses us and he says
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Allah says call out to the path of Allah sorry, call to the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala bill hikma with great wisdom, one more event in Havana and the best way of speaking, the Choose the best way of conveying the message, you will be such a content person because you will be happy. If Allah uses you to guide one person, it's better for you then the most expensive of the camels or the conveyance on Earth, better for you than that. One narration says it's better for you than the whole world in whatever it whatever it holds. So my brothers and sisters, if you are going to be conscious of how you're addressing the people you're trying to call towards Allah towards their own maker,
then you have been successful already, just by the way you are speaking to them, even if they didn't turn towards Allah, the fact that you did it for the sake of Allah in the way Allah taught you and you respected the creatures of Allah, he's already rewarded you and if they were to turn, it's a bonus. At night you sleep with a smile today I was used by Allah to call people towards him in such a beautiful way. I'm proud of what I've done. This pride is not the pride of haughtiness, but the pride of happiness. There is a difference between the two, one is forbidden and one is permissible. When we say in the English language, I'm proud of being a Muslim. It's not I'm haughty or arrogant
of being a Muslim, but rather, I'm happy to be a Muslim. So it's the pride of happiness, not the pride of haughtiness. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an understanding. So my brothers and sisters, remember this, speak to people respectfully, when you are guiding your own children do it with respect, we want to convince them to come towards Allah, our harshness is not going to achieve anything. This is why Allah re iterates and repeats in Surah, Nan, that verse that I read verse number 125, saying, call out cold in towards the path of Allah, with goodness with wisdom, with tact with good words with the best arguments, and remember, you're calling out to Allah. So be more
careful in that regard. If we were to disrespect people, we lose happiness, we lose our sleep, we lose our contentment, we create problems, we cause division, we turn people further away from Allah, then we cannot expect contentment from Allah subhanho wa Taala. When we've turned people away from Allah subhanho wa Taala. We move on to the next surah which is called Surah Surah.
In it Allah makes mention of the night journey that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam made from
his house in Mecca to buy to knock this and thereafter the Mirage that actually took him right up to the seventh heaven. My brothers and sisters, it is called pseudo to Israel. It is also called Seurat, Bani Israel. in it. Allah makes mention of many facts, many points, many pieces of guidance. One of them is where Allah describes the Quran verse number nine, Allah says, In
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agilon Gabby, oh, Allah says indeed this Quran guides to the best of paths, the straightest path. And it gives good news to the believers. Those who are conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala that for them will be a great reward. So this Quran is a guide, do you take it as a guide? If you do good news to you? Do you give it its importance? If you do good news to you, in the month of the Quran, how much of the Quran have you learned? How much time do you spend with the Quran on a daily basis? It is the manual that Allah sent you and I the manuscript through which you will achieve the success of this world and the next, it will lead you to the sooner of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
you will follow the Hadith the blessed path of the Prophet peace be upon him and you will be able to walk through a path that will lead
Straight to genital for those May Allah grant us contentment in this world and May Allah grant us paradise in the hereafter amin thereafter verse number 18, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about those who want only this world and they have forgotten about the hereafter. If you'd like contentment don't concentrate all your efforts on this world alone. My salary, my job, my money, my house, my car, my clothes, my perfumes, etc, etc. What about my Hara? What about my hereafter? What about my paradise? My prayer my consciousness of Allah reaching out to others earning the agenda etc, etc. What about all of that? So Allah says,
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whosoever is focused on the hereafter they want the hereafter and they're working towards the heat the success of the Hereafter, then those people
they will definitely have their sacrifices rewarded in a very, very great way. My brothers and sisters, Allah has promised us that if we focus on the Hereafter, we will automatically achieve this world Firstly, and then the hereafter. Remember when Allah has given you it's not a sign that he's happy with you. When Allah is taken away from you. It's not a sign that he's upset with you. It is all to do with the heart your connection with Allah and your contentment either way, may Allah grant us that contentment akula Kali hada or sallallahu wasallam albaraka Alana Bina Mohamed levena
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