Mufti Menk – Dhul Hijjah – Establishing the Remembrance of Allah

Mufti Menk
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the importance of remembering Allah's words during the time of Easter, including his words about blessings and valuations. They emphasize the importance of reciting the Quran and praying for others. The speaker also emphasizes the importance of engaged in a powerful and rewarding deeds, including those related to Islam.
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My brothers and sisters, Ibrahim alaihis salam sacrificed

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so much for the sake of Allah. Allah

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says, he's a friend of ours. We've taken

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him as a friend. If you're ready to

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sacrifice for the sake of Allah, you're ready

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to fulfill his instructions and stay away from

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his prohibitions.

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You will also become a friend of Allah.

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Allah says, behold

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the friends of Allah.

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They are the ones

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who have no reason

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to fear or to be sad. No fear

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or sadness shall overcome the friends of Allah.

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Oliya Allah, who are they? Those who believe

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and

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they do good deeds.

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Those who believe and they develop their taqwa,

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they develop their consciousness of Allah. Allah says

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no reason to fear nor to be sad.

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Those are our friends. Allah says we will

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give them good news in this world

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and the next. That's what Allah says. So

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Ibrahim sacrificed

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for the sake of Allah.

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What are you prepared to sacrifice? What do

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you sacrifice?

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When there is haram to be committed, do

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you stay away? When there is something that

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will be displeasing to Allah, Do you delete

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it? Do you stop it? Do you stay

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away from it? Do you change your life

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for the sake of Allah? Are you strong

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on yourself? Are you hard on yourself when

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it comes to bad habits?

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Wow.

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Well, we read about the prophet Abraham, Ibrahim

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alaihis salam. What lesson do we learn? Let's

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continue. My brothers and sisters, take a look

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at the amount of remembrance of Allah the

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prophets used to engage in.

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You know, you read about the prophet Yunus,

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may peace be upon him.

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Jonah,

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may peace be upon him. Allah says,

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Had he not been from among those who

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constantly remembered Allah and declared his praise, he

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would have stayed in the belly of that

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fish for until the day of resurrection. That's

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what Allah says. So it helped him. Remember

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Allah, Allah will remember you. These are the

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days of remembering Allah. So increase.

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The prophet

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says,

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whoever says this, it's the best statement that

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has been said by myself and all the

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prophets

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before me. What does it mean? I've said

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it before, let's repeat it. There is none

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worthy of worship besides Allah, him alone.

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There is no association,

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no partner does he have.

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He to him belongs entire kingdom,

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to him belongs all praise. He gives

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He gives life. He causes death

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and He is all able, all capable, able

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to do anything and everything. That's what it

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means.

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SubhanAllah,

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you repeat that, that's the remembrance of Allah.

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These are the ayaam of dhikr. These are

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the ayaam,

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the days of remembering Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

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And that's why in one narration it says,

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there are no

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no days wherein which good deeds are more

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loved by Allah more than these 10. So

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therefore

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engage in lots of dhikr. Dhikr means remembrance

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of Allah. For your information,

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one of the highest levels of remembering Allah

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is simply to read the Quran,

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recite it in a melodious voice, male and

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female. Even if you're a female, some females

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have asked, should we also recite it in

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a melodious voice? The answer is yes. In

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the most melodious voice, it's for Allah. We're

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not doing it to show off, we're doing

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it for Allah. And yes, you may teach

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people, cause teaching people is a double, triple,

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quadruple reward.

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So engage in all of this. And remember,

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the day of Arafa.

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At the beginning of the day of Arafah,

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we need to engage in an extra dhikr.

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After every compulsory prayer,

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all of us immediately after we've made salaam,

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we should declare the greatness of Allah. From

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the day of Arafah, that's the 9th of

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Dhul Hijjah,

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the 10th, 11th, 12th 13th. It ends at

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salatul Asr. After Asr you read it and

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after Maghrib it has stopped.

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So it's 5 full days of dhikr.

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This is taught by Allah. These are the

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days of dhikr. Don't forget that. You say

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Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest.

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Allah is the greatest. There is none worthy

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of worship besides Allah. For indeed, Allah is

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the greatest and to him belongs all praise.

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That's the statement and the phrase we will

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repeat

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after every compulsory prayer. So 5 times a

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day, the day of Harafa

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and the days of tashrik

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after that. So you have the day of

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Arafah, the day of Eid and the 3

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days thereafter,

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5 days in total. May Allah Subhanahu Wa

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Ta'ala accept this from us. Don't forget to

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increase blessings and salutations upon the prophet Muhammad

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sallallahu alaihi wasallam to pray a lot, to

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actually,

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pray for others as well. Supplicate,

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ask Allah all your needs and keep repeating

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them. You will never lose. Allah loves it

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when you repeat the same thing over and

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over again. May Allah bless you all and

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grant us all our wishes.

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