Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2019
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kulu Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. While early he was happy to mine, my brothers and sisters, we need to think before we speak. If we would like contentment, you want to be happy you need to say the best possible words, whatever you want to say. Think of the best way of saying it and then say it. That is what Allah subhanho wa Taala has asked us to do in the Quran. Imagine we're talking of contentment from Revelation. Allah says, before you speak, you must think of the best way of saying it, use the best words don't be hurtful, don't be abusive, and get to the point in the most
respectful way. This is why in Surat and Islam verse number 53, Allah subhanho wa Taala says wakulla Abadi aku Lottie son in a shame on
Dagobah in our home, and tell my worshipers to say that to utter that which is the best, the best possible words for indeed shaytan causes discord between you, you as the worshipers of Allah as humankind. Shaytan is waiting shavon wants to seize any opportunity to split people to cause friction to cause problems. If you are careful of what you say, and how you say it, you will definitely be able to be much more content than you are, you will be a happy person earning the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala and at the same time becoming a an example for others. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a good understanding. I mean, so to recap, we move on to Allah subhanho
wa Taala speaks about the cave. And there is a very important lesson to be learned from the young who went into that cave. The reason why they went into the cave was in order to achieve contentment to be protected from the adverse community society, the rulers who were terrible, they were worried about their faith. So they went to a place where they felt they would be safe. So Allah subhanho wa Taala praises them. Allah speaks about them. Allah subhanho wa Taala caused miracles to happen in their regard because of their beautiful intention. Listen to the Dhamma and the supplication they made. Verse number 10 Allah says is our Vidya to ala Luca Viva con una Bana Tina Mila Cara moto Hi,
Lana Min, Marina, Russia the remember when they went to the cave, these youth they called out to Allah saying Oh our Lord
robina habla they said robina atina malankara meten Oh Allah grant us mercy from you, ye Lana Mina marinara shaden and make our affairs that which is goodness, filled with goodness and righteousness, make our affairs good and righteous. So they are asking Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to give them happiness, contentment and guidance. And this is why they say artina mendonca meten grant us mercy from you. And as you know, mercy is filled with contentment and happiness. That's the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So the point to learn here is if we would like contentment from Allah subhanho wa Taala make sure you're in a good environment, have good friends have decent people around you
worship Allah in a beautiful way. May Allah make it easy for all those suffering struggling across the globe to lead a beautiful clean life. May Allah make it easy for every one of them. And for every one of us, I mean,
we move on to verses number 23 and 24 very interesting whenever you are planning to do something, tomorrow or a little bit later on or sometime in the future. Remember, it is all only possible if Allah wants it to happen therefore, you must say insha Allah if Allah wills you want to do something tomorrow say tomorrow morning we are planning to get here at seven o'clock inshallah. You don't take inshallah, out of the equation, you will be depressed you will be sad if things don't happen. But if you know that they're only going to happen if Allah wants it to happen, then you will not be depressed you will not be sad. So remember, Allah subhanho wa Taala instructs you to say whenever
you want something to be happening the following day, add the term insha Allah to it at least. And this is why Allah says while at poulan Alicia in
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Law was gone. Oh, Becca, Eva and se. Allah says do not say that you will be doing something in the future be it near or distant except by saying insha Allah except by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And remember Allah whenever you have forgotten, when you forget something, remember Allah and Allah will definitely grant you that memory back. If he wills May Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed us with a good memory. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us from his goodness, I mean, so remember the term insha Allah is absolutely important, not just to say it, but to mean it. When you say by the will of Allah, it will happen. If it doesn't happen, you're not depressed, you're not sad,
you've lost nothing, because you know, it's a lot. This is why we say when you plan something and it happens your way you say Alhamdulillah or praises due to Allah, when it does not happen your way. I usually say say Alhamdulillah twice, thank Allah even more because now it's happening exactly the way he wanted it and he knows what is better for you. So May Allah make that easy for us. There is another term that we need to actually add to the praise of Allah subhanho wa Taala when you see something amazing, be it regarding yourself something you own something you're connected to, or regarding someone else, learn to relate it to Allah, you make to alpha Baraka and you related to
Allah, Masha Allah de Baraka LA or La quwata illa Billah there is nothing no power and no mind except that of Allah subhanho wa Taala Masha Allah meaning whatever Allah has willed has happened. It is from Allah, it is the will of Allah. It is what Allah has willed when you say insha Allah if Allah wills and something happens, Masha Allah, it is that which Allah has willed, it is that which Allah wanted to happen. That's why don't ever become so impressed by something without relating it to Allah subhanho wa Taala. In the same way we spoke about insha Allah a moment ago, here is another verse in the same surah SoTL calf verse number 39, where Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of this,
while Allah if the whole Dejan takaku Masha Allah, Allah quwata illa Billah
and why had you not said or had had you not said Why didn't you say Masha Allah La quwata illa Billah as you entered your garden, this is what Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying, had you entered your garden you should have said when you saw the beautiful garden, Masha Allah La quwata illa Billah we should also say tabarrok Allah, so to make dua for Baraka or to relate it to Allah subhanho wa Taala that is something very interesting. It you will achieve contentment because what you have was given to you by Allah. Tomorrow, he can take it away, you won't be upset, it was just leased to you.
When someone leases something to you, you're expecting them to take it back at some point. If they don't and hamdulillah if they do, you don't become sad, Masha Allah, Allah, Allah La quwata illa Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us success. At the end of sola Toluca, there is a beautiful verse first number 110. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about what to do, you will achieve contentment. Are you looking forward to the meeting with Allah? Are you looking forward to the day that you will be granted gender? So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Fatima Can I Oh, Julie
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Whoever is looking forward to the meeting with Allah subhanho wa Taala should do good deeds, deeds that conformed to the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. We're talking here of acts of worship, and they should not associate partners with Allah. So if you want happiness and contentment in this world, success in the next you need to make sure you do two things. don't associate partners with Allah and any act of worship, make sure that it was taught by the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, you will never go wrong. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us success. A quick point, people argue and debate about certain acts of worship all the time. The arguments are
there. It is an act of worship that is not compulsory. We don't argue about that, which is compulsory. Many people argue about that which is not even compulsory, according to those who are saying you should do it. So when they are acts of worship that people are saying this is not the path of the Prophet peace be upon
Him, those who want to do it and those who are saying to do it, they acknowledge it's not compulsory. I'd rather do that which is compulsory that I know, my beloved messenger peace be upon him has actually done. Why should I engage in that which is disputed and debated? I will lose my contentment. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us contentment. Then we move on to sudut Miriam. I'd like to mention one verse from Surah Merriam regarding those who left their prayer and Salah Allah subhanho wa Taala says in verse number 59,
for highlife me back at him holophone Alba onsala dabang chahatein soundfile kona Vanya. Allah says there came people thereafter who forsook their Salah, they left their Salah, and they followed their own whims and fancies their desires. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says they will definitely land up in a very bad place, they will be astray and they will end up in Hellfire May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us obviously this is a warning from Allah subhanho wa Taala. The idea is to be encouraged to say that we must fulfill our Salah, and don't just follow your desires, whims and fancies in transgression of Allah subhanho wa Taala if you control yourself and discipline yourself
and do that which is beautiful, moral filled with values, and if you do that which pleases Allah, then Allah will ensure that you are pleased one day you pleased Allah so Allah will make you pleased. And if you were to fulfill your prayer, you will definitely be from amongst those who achieved contentment and happiness. So my brothers and sisters, these are some verses that we look at. Remember, we spoke about Mashallah, we spoke about insha Allah, we spoke about the people of the cave and the fact that they were concerned about the environment. We spoke about not abandoning salah and not following desires where they are in transgression of Allah subhanho wa Taala and in
this way, we will definitely be able to achieve contentment. Also bear in mind the words you say choose the best way to say that which you want to say the best way of saying these words. May Allah grant us success akula Cali hada wa sallahu wa salam o Baraka la Vina levena Manu Adama in