Contentment from Revelation Series 2019 – EP23 – Difficult Tasks
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 salam ala rasulillah well Allah Allah He was happy here Jemaine, my brothers and sisters, many times we are given a task to do and we become worried about how we are going to fulfill the task, whether it is at home or at work or elsewhere, something that is on our shoulders and we wonder how is this going to happen? So Allah subhanho wa Taala teaches us how to calm ourselves down, how to relax how to be content, while you are fulfilling this beautiful task. And what is this if you look at Surah Taha Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about a huge burden that he placed on the
shoulders of Musa alayhis Salatu was Salam. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, between verses 25 and 28 of the same surah Kala rubbish Rashi solidary ysc li
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We have another lesson also to learn from Surah Taha regarding contentment. When we speak to people we should always use soft words, even when speaking to your enemies use soft words. Allah subhanho wa Taala says to Musa alayhis, Salam and Harun for Kula Allah who come in Allah I'll
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both of you should say words that are soft to the Pharaoh, perhaps he might be reminded. Perhaps he might be fearful of Allah, he might learn his lesson. If you are to be harsh, even with your enemies, perhaps the enmity will become more and perhaps a war may begin where the losers everyone loses. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us protection. So part of wisdom and part of achieving greater contentment even with your enemies around is to say, words that are calm, filled with softness. Don't use hard words. My brothers and sisters many of us are little Pharaohs in our own homes, where we use terrible words. soften up, use soft words, use beautiful words, kind words,
swallow that anger of yours, you will achieve contentment if Allah is telling Musa alayhis salam, this regarding the pharaoh who was the west of the time, none of us are better than the Prophet Moses May peace be upon him. And none of the people we would ever address can be worse than the pharaoh who actually thought himself to be a God. May Allah Subhana Allah to Allah grant us protection. And then we learn in verse number 72. A beautiful lesson regarding the magician's who are called by the Pharaoh, he they were to be paid by the Pharaoh. They were to be compensated by the pharaoh for their magic. When they saw the clear signs of Allah.
They became so close to Allah, because they surrendered to Allah there was a calmness that overtook them. When you surrender to Allah, there will be a calmness that will overtake you. The Pharaoh immediately threatened them by telling them I will kill you, I will execute you, I will punish you. I will torture you. You know what they told him? Listen to this verse, verse number 72 of the surah
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indeed beautiful lessons we learn from reverse those who had just converted to Islam. They were magicians they had just accepted Islam. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says they were so content, so calm when the pharaoh threatened them, they said, Do what you want. You can do what you like you can rule against us with whatever ruling you wish, because you can only punish us in this world. You can only make decisions regarding this world. Thereafter, we are going to go to Allah and we expect the forgiveness of Allah, the mercy of Allah. We have believed in Allah subhanho wa Taala so that he can forgive our sins, He will definitely forgive our sins and He will forgive what you have forced us to
do. And then they said you know whoever gets to Allah calm with belief, they will definitely be granted paradise.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding these people prostrated for the sake of Allah, just once thereafter, according to some narrations, they were executed. They didn't lose their contentment. They were happy. They knew that we are going back to Allah Allah is going to be pleased with us. They were persecuted, but they will content they will come. One prostration earned them paradise. How many frustrations have we engaged in? May Allah accept from us know, whatever we've done for his sake? I mean, so my brothers and sisters, we move on to more of sola Baja, where Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of how forgiving he is. He says in verse number 82, while in Nila of
tada Indeed, I am the most forgiving
to those who seek forgiveness and then believe and then do good deeds. They've changed their lives. Allah says, For them, I will continue to forgive such people. May Allah subhanho wa Taala continue to forgive us the major sins Yes, and the minus ends as well. May Allah help us to change our lives. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks also at the end of that surah verse number 132, about the importance of encouraging your family to fulfill the five daily prayers to fulfill Salah. Not only is it an obligation upon you to fulfill the Salah, but it's an obligation upon you to encourage your family members to do the same. Many people lose out they leave their children, they don't encourage them.
Yes, when a child is very little, we don't say a word they should be following by example. And they should be looking at us and wanting to do what we do. Even if they're 12345 years old. We haven't yet said anything to them. When they get to seven, we can encourage them in a beautiful way with words by that time, they will already have been following us anyway, before the age of seven, they should have just followed. We didn't tell them anything. The telling only starts at the age of seven and Subhanallah use beautiful words. If you were doing it happily every day, they will follow you at the age of 10 you can apply a little bit more pressure upon them. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make
it easy for us. In fact, that Hadith says that at the age of 10, you should separate the beddings of your children. That's a very, very interesting Hadith, where at the age of 10, you separate the beddings of your children. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us children and May those children be the coolness of our eyes. Amin
move on to Surah Al ambia, the next surah where Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the prophets of Allah, the struggles they went through, what they what they were made to go through the persecution and how calm they were, how much they kept on calling out to Allah, they did not lose hope. How many of us lose hope in the mercy of Allah, you lose hope you lose contentment, you have hope you have contentment, so be hopeful and Allah will grant you that contentment. Ibrahim alayhis Salam youngboy was cast into a fire which was prepared by his own people. His father was at the head of it imagine the father was prepared to throw his child into the fire and ultimately did simply because he told
him worship your maker alone when we are
upright and we want to worship our maker alone. Be prepared to be persecuted. People might say bad things about you. They might think that you're a bad person, but keep going, keep going for the sake of Allah. Be kind, prove them wrong. But don't lose your faith in your maker. Never. Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. When they told him we're going to cast you into the fire, what could he do? He was a young boy. He was still so contented, he says,
has mon Allah who metalworking Indeed Allah is sufficient for me. Allah is sufficient for me. And he is the best Disposer of my affairs, whatever he does, shall be the best thing that could have been done. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says at that juncture, we issued an instruction to the fire. That instruction is made mention of in inverse number 69 of pseudo Columbia, where law says we told the fire yeah now okuni barudan masala man, Allah Ebo
Oh, fire, we want you to be cold. And we want you to be a means of peace security's for Ibrahim. We want you to be a means of peace for him. So as he was thrown into the fire, he was chained, he was tied. And guess what happened? The fire became cold. That was the day he was content and the chains, the ropes that he was tied with. They had burned in a way that he was now free. So after having tied him he became free. What was supposed to be burnt was actually burnt. What was not supposed to be burned? Nothing touched. Ibrahim alayhi salam, no harm, not at all. So this is Allah and the miracles that he shows us. The minimum that we have is the contentment. May Allah subhanho wa Taala
grant every one of us goodness, contentment and happiness in this world and the next Remember to rely on Allah akula kolyada or sallallahu wasallam Allah Baraka, Alana Vina la Vina
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