Contentment from Revelation Series 2019 – EP24 – Tests of the Prophets
Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2019
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kulu Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happy as mine. My brothers and sisters, when the prophets of Allah went through hardship they called out to Allah and never ever gave up. Allah Subhana Allah to Allah tells us about some of them in Surah Al mbf, in whom can Oh sorry, owner feel fine, you're on their own and
what can cause shearing. They definitely used to do a lot of good deeds, they used to do a lot of good and they called out to us constantly, Robin Robin, hoping fully in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the fact that he will respond to the dua and fearing the wrath or the anger of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says they will always humble they will always filled with humility, they always surrendered themselves to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So how many of us call out to Allah filled with humility? How many of us keep doing good deeds? And then we have hope that Allah will answer that. When the time is right, it will come. If it didn't come yet, either the time
was wrong, or the thing we're asking for is not good for us. Remember this, my brothers and sisters, look at what Allah subhanho wa Taala says about the Prophet, may peace be upon him. Verse number 76 of SoTL ambia
kaaboo festa jabon Allah. Remember when the Prophet Noah called out to us before and we answered his prayer, Subhana Allah so Allah is showing you, they who are better than you called out to us as well. And we answered their prayer. It took a while, Allah knew when what they wanted would be given to them, but Allah says, We answered their prayer. So then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, After that about the Prophet Alayhi Salaam, verse number 83 what are you by
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Remember when the Prophet a you called out to us saying that I've been affected by harm and you are the Most Merciful, the most kind, the most compassionate, amazing. He's using the names and qualities of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He is a messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He is afflicted with so much of loss. He says, Oh Allah, you know what I'm going through. You know the hardship I'm going through. You are the Most Merciful. You have declared that you are the Most Merciful, most compassionate. Please help me Oh Allah. In fact, you ballet Salam didn't even say please help me. He just said Oh Allah, you know what I'm going through. Allah says, We answered him.
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We answered his, his prayer, his supplication, and we took away that which was harming him. Wow. How many of us lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. When it comes to
the Prophet Yunus alayhis salam, he called out to Allah and Allah says festa Jebin. Allah, we responded, look at zecharia alaihe salam, he didn't have children. Many people don't have children. May Allah bless you with children. Zachary Ali Salam never lost hope. He didn't have this offspring he was looking for. He kept on making dua, and he says, Oh Allah, you know, my hair is gray, which means I've been calling out to you for years on end, and my hair is gray now, but I still haven't lost hope in your mercy. And I'm still going to call out to you. When you make dua to Allah, there is a contentment that should overtake your heart. You should be overcome by this beautiful
contentment because, you know, I've called out to the Most Merciful, he knows what's better for me. If he hasn't given me it's not good for me. But I must keep on calling out to him because if you've called out to him by virtue of the calling, you may be granted paradise. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, There came a time when we gave him the child that he was looking for, and Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of all of these doors, and the reason is for us to learn a lesson from May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us contentment we move on to Surah Al Hajj
we Allah speaks of the Hajj and Allah speaks of something very
Interesting you see if you'd like contentment, learn to respect those things those times and those places that Allah has given respect to, you cannot come in the month of Ramadan and forget that this is Ramadan, although we are worshipping the same Allah outside Ramadan, but definitely someone who was brought closer to Allah during the month of Ramadan and they've respected the fact that they were in the month of Ramadan. It's a sign of some form of connection with Allah. Allah will grant you contentment long term if you follow that through. You know people who commit sin sometimes those in the clubs, they will tell their mates in the clubs prior to Ramadan. You know what, you're not
going to see me for a month. Why? Because it's Ramadan. I'm sure you've heard that right. Now, to be honest with you, that is supposed to be throughout the year but I would say at least this person is giving a little bit of respect to the month of Ramadan, we now need to remind them that when you get out of Ramadan, you don't go back into your bad ways and habits but rather try and continue in the in the goodness that you came through with. But what you do in the month of Ramadan, if you left your bad ways and habits forever, you would have achieved long term success.
However, my brothers and sisters, a person who continues to drink and to do whatever sin they were doing, even during the month of Ramadan, they will never ever achieve content when it will be snatched away from them. It will never come. The same applies if you go to Mecca and you commit to sin in Makkah, it's different from committing the same sin somewhere else. You go into the masjid the house of Allah, it's a sanctuary. Allah has granted it a certain level and status. How dare you go and say abusive words in the house of Allah. You wanted to commit the sin and you went to the house of Allah to committed no, that is very bad. So when you go to Makkah, when you're in hajj,
this is sort of hard you were talking about when you go to Hajj, make sure you don't swear you don't cheat. Allah says this in the Quran. From Farah Buffy when al had Jaffa Allah Allah, Allah Allah O Allah, je de la fille Han.
Allah says those who are going for Hajj they should not engage in immorality, they should not engage in sin, they should not engage in arguments. That doesn't mean those things are allowed outside Hajj, but Allah is mentioning it about how to be good because it is more sinful to engage in those things. In a place that is considered so spiritual, so elevated by Allah. So this is why if you want contentment, respect, the times, and the places that Allah has granted honor to and respect to similarly, those who are teaching you the deen those who are trying to earn the pleasure of Allah respect them to respect mankind at large. So my brothers and sisters listen to this verse, Allah
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Indeed, those who grant respect and honor to that to that which is the sanctuary of Allah to the sanctuaries of Allah, it is a sign of piety in the heart, when Allah has given a place virtue, you need to remember if your heart has a little bit of piety in it a connection with Allah, you will grant that place. It's deserved respect, may Allah subhanho wa Taala help us then we move on to Surah Menon Mashallah the opening verses of this surah will bring about a lot of contentment if we were to read it and adopt it and teach it to others, because Allah says, but the afla handle mean only levena whom he saw fit him Kashi oh don't suck successful. Other believers, those who
concentrate in their prayers, try to concentrate, how would I achieve concentration in my prayer. So Allah is saying successful are the believers, those who pray with maximum possible concentration, according to their level, everyone's level of concentration is different. You want contentment, work on your concentration? In Salah? How will I achieve that? So Allah continues to say, and Lavina whom and in love with more alone, those who who stay away from those who turn away from that which is futile. That which is futile you stay away from it. Those who give Zakat, those who cleanse themselves those who purify themselves, those who give charity to the poor, they reach out to those
who don't have with what they have those who protect their private paths. They don't commit adultery, those who fulfill their trust they, they fulfill what Allah has entrusted them with and what people have entrusted them with those who fulfill their five
daily prayers. So when we do all of these things, we will automatically be increasing the concentration in salah and through that we will achieve contentment and success when you enter the house of Allah. If it doesn't bring about contentment within you, what more do you meaning what would you like to have there?
It should bring about a beautiful contentment. My brothers and sisters, the next time you enter the house of Allah, remember, forget about everything concentrate on Allah subhanho wa Taala concentrate on what you're doing the pleasure of Allah. Allah does not need your acts of worship, but you actually need those acts of worship. Amazing. My brothers and sisters, when you occupy your mind with that which is unnecessary, you lose concentration, and you lose contentment as a result. Imagine a person who sits and watches pornography May Allah protect us what happens to their minds, these minds become preoccupied with so much and then you want concentration in salah and then you
want contentment you're not going to get concentration. You know, images will keep on coming in front of you when you're trying to get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So therefore, remember to cut out that which is futile. When you look at too many images you're into all the movies and all the games and everything so much that you forgotten the times of prayer and you into it more than you're into Allah subhanho wa Taala what contentment would you like? You won't even have concentration in prayer. Forget about the concentration you won't even pray. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not do that to us. So remember, cut out that which is futile. It doesn't benefit you. It's a
waste of time, anything that's a waste of time. Learn to cut it out, you'll be happy. Do that which is constructive. Use your time responsibly and see what happens alone. Open your doors in the dunya and the Hara May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us responsibility and May Allah grant us concentration in salah and happiness and contentment of Guru Kali hada sallallahu wasallam Allah Baraka Allah anabaena levina
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