Who would you employ?
Channel: Mufti Menk
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A lecture delivered at Masjid Al Falaah in Harare Zimbabwe on the prophecy of the Prophet pbuh regarding the end of time. When people will assume authority while they are neither qualified nor deserving of it.
Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
smilla rahmanir rahim In the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen All praises indeed due to Allah subhanho wa Taala Lord of the world's
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We send complete blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his entire household, all his companions May Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless them all. And may He bless every single one of us. I mean,
my dearest brothers and sisters in Islam as we know this religion is a complete way of life. Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us a beautiful gift in the form of his own word. And that is the noble Koran. We thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for giving us this beautiful gift, but it was brought to us through a beloved creature of his known as of Bahlul, halki Chroma Russa Lee,
the best of creation, the most noble of all the messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So for us to be the followers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is actually a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala that many of us take for granted.
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has come to us with something known as the Sunnah, his way of life, his speech, his words, his guidance, this is over and above the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It explains what Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed. It has in it accurate details of what happened a long time back. It has in it rules and regulations pertaining to what may be happening in terms of dispute amongst us, or rules and regulations governing how we should lead our lives. It has in it prophecies, what's going to happen? What's going to come close to the end of time.
I want to start off today's very important talk with a question. And that is if you had a vacancy, if you needed to employ someone to do a job for you, who would you employ?
whatever job you had, say, for example, you happen to have a teaching post that is up for grabs. You need to employ someone you need to bring someone to teach, who would you employ? Would you pick up someone from the street who's just passing? And ask him a few questions and say, Come you can be a teacher here. Or if you were a doctor, and you needed someone to assist you. Or if you had a hospital and you needed doctors? Would you just go out and get someone who specialized perhaps in refrigeration? Or someone who specialized perhaps in electrics, someone else who might be specialized in a different field? Would you do that? Well, the answer is either yes or no. Some
people may do that. Some people perhaps they might think this person knows a lot because they've charmed me with their words, perhaps a person might have studied a lot through Google. It doesn't make them a doctor. So if you had a medical problem,
and you were told to go to the best of the doctors, you would be foolish if you just went to someone who speaks well, but he knows nothing. Perhaps he might charm you with a little bit of what he may have seen on Google or perhaps on the internet. But he's not a doctor, you cannot go to him to get advice. Why? Similarly, when it comes to a school, you cannot just take any one at everyone. And you need to take the person who is best or most suitable for that particular job. For example, if you have an airline
and you'd like pilots,
there are several types of pilots you cannot fly a commercial plane just because you have a ppl. You cannot fly a commercial plane, you need to have several hours or 1000s of miles of experience before you can actually fly a commercial plane. Why you may have a qualification as well, but because you will put the lives of others at risk or you may even cause such damage that will result in the death of so many people. And this is why when a person becomes a pilot, they first need experience, they first need to sit with Captain they will be a co pilot and perhaps even lower than that to start with. And after they have 1000s of hours of experience. They may then be from among those who
waited, perhaps they will be tested again and so on. This is something absolutely important. Let's take the example of a medical issue. If you were to seek second opinion from a man who perhaps is an English linguist, and he's not a doctor, he might tell you things in charm you, but it will result in perhaps something even worse, he's not a doctor. And if you were to go to someone who's graduated just now, and to bring him in, and to make him a person who has the final say in everything, what would happen? Those doctors who have 3050 years of experience, they would be thrown aside number one, but worse than that is it would result in the destruction of the entire medical department.
Similarly, when it comes to Muhammad, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam. Every time something had to be done, he selected the best, no matter who that person was, he selected the one who deserved to fulfill that particular post in such a way that it resulted in the flourishing of that entire department. And this is why the Muslim Ummah progressed, because there was no selfishness. There was meritocracy. That's what there was. Those who deserve the post, they got it. Those who were the most experienced, they were the ones who actually had the say, and yes, indeed, things were done by mutual consultation. But there was always a leader who had the final say that final say, did not
have to be according to the majority, nor did it have to be according to anyone's opinion. In Islam, the final say is with the leader, it can be different from whatever the entire globe has said, for as long as it is within the framework of what Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed. And for as long as it is for the betterment of the entire oma, it will be considered binding, may Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us an understanding. So if for example, you were to bring a doctor to look after the loan, in your particular yard, for example, in your garden, mind you, if he may love gardening, he might have a little bit of a flair for it, but we're talking about as a job, you would insult him
number one, number two is your garden is actually going to flop because he is not a gardener. He's a doctor. Similarly, if you have a dentist, for example, and you want to bring him into the open heart surgery and tell him right, I know you have a lot of experience with teeth. But since you're a doctor, let's go ahead. Do you know what the dignity the honor, the respect the education that this man has, he will excuse himself for the sake of saving lives.
Why? Because he is high in morals, values, he knows this is not what I will be able to do. I cannot do it. And this is why when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spoke about leadership, he always said, Don't ever ask for leadership. Don't ask I want to be the king. I want to be the leader. I want to be the meal. I want to be the boss. I want to be the Imam I want to be the I've been I want to be this. I want to be that why in NACA in PETA and Miss Ella tiene que De La Hoya, if you are given to it after you asked for it, it's going to be a burden upon you and you're going to be all on your own doing things without the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But if you got it
because you deserved it, because you were the one who was the most qualified for it, then we're in LA, ha, you will be helped in order to fulfill the role that has been placed on your shoulders. It's important for us to know this. You might wonder, where is this man heading? Why did I start in this way? And I go back to the first question, and I asked it again, if you in your own little business had to employ someone who do you employ? Wouldn't you employ the best in terms of package, this man knows when I have this job, he's the best accountant, he's going to make sure that I don't have a problem with the tax department or this is the best electrician or this is the best entrepreneur, or
this is the most trustworthy. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself was known as a surgical amine, the one who is the most truthful, most trustworthy, and he was known as a very intelligent person, they involved him in the solution of their problems or in finding solution to their problems, even prior to Prophethood. So he was a gym in the community. Then when Allah chose him or when Allah subhanho wa Taala gave him profit to the new Buddha. You find the people fell into various categories. Some of them said he's after power, he's after wealth. He's after money. He did not say make me a profit so much so that when he was appointed as the Prophet, he felt it
burdensome, it was difficult to handle
Allah, Allah helped him. Allah told him knew the same applies to Musa alayhis salatu salam. When he tried to excuse himself Allah says no you go with our help, we will make sure that you achieve we have selected you will learn more from Bala Baba Kamala
is core. Allah says he has favored some of you above others in sustenance. What is the meaning of risk? Risk is not just money, it is is the favor of Allah, the bounty of Allah, the sustenance Allah has given you opposition opposed, it's temporary, it is a very, very big responsibility. So one day
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was seated in this hadith in Sahih al Bukhari, he was seated with his companions talking, and the men came and asked him a question, let us when is the hour what is meant by when is the hour, it means several things in this Hadeeth it means when is the end of time, you know, when is the trumpet going to be blown, when Is everything going to come to an end, when is the end of time and so on. But for your information, a PSA actually means the hour, it also refers to a clock. It also refers to time, when is the time going to come? When is time going to be up. So your time and my time is known as El chiamato sobre, which means when I come to an end, it's
my own karma. That's my time it was up, I was not living long enough to see piano as in the big piano. But when I die man, Mata Ahmed chiamato, whoever dies, that is their karma. So when a person for example, passes away, it's the end of them. When will that hour come? That's another question.
And we can also look at it from a different angle. For example, when something is flourishing, and it comes to an end, it means that particular item has come to an end. It's the end of that. So for example, you have a big business and I see after some time that it's starting to crash and a day comes when you declare yourself bankrupt and everything is closed, it means the hour of that item has come to the end of it. It's the agile, the Agile meaning the prescribed time set by Allah subhanho wa Taala. So when he asked this question, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam continued to talk to his companions. Some of them said, Maybe he did not like the question. You know, when you ask the
question too many times he was asked it in the past. When is the hour he said malama schooler unhappy Allah Mina said in the past, he said, the one who's asking No, the one who is asked knows no more than the one who is asking. That's what he said in the past. So some of the companions it may be he didn't like the question, and some said, Maybe he didn't hear it at all. So panela. So they were looking for some form of an excuse. But when he finished the little bit of speech that he had delivered to his companions, or the talk he was actually engaged in, he says, Where is the one who was asking me about the hour? That means he had the question, and that means it was just a matter of
time, he answered. So then he says, he looks at the man and he says, either a man or two fantabulous.
When trust is lost completely, then wait for the hour, it means then the time will come. When there is no trust at all. You can have a man with a beard that actually drags one meter to the ground after him. But he's not trustworthy. You can have an imam of the masjid who leads the Salah five times a day, but there's no trust in it. You can have a man for example, who is top notch the whole community respects him, but he's not trustworthy.
Because one of the signs of the hour and eukroma Raja Maha Fattah, surely a man will be honored not because he deserves honor, because we worried about what harm he can cause against us. We worried about the damage that he can inflict upon us. So we greet him we're not greeting him because we want He doesn't deserve our greeting. The Prophet says the time will come when people will respect others not because they deserve respect because they are worried if I don't perhaps he will send someone to harm me or he will inflict some damage on me. And that has happened we know we can see it. So the prophets of Allah Salaam says either Amanda to Santa Teresa, when trust is lost, a man can lie. He
can go to the court under oath. And he can tell you I've been beaten up and he is lying totally completely, no fear of Allah not a droplet, no fear of the Hereafter, no fear of the judgement day and he lies and he is proud enough to stand in the public and declare that he's a truthful man. That means wait for the end. It means Korea is near. Especially when such people are given respect in society, because people fear if you don't respect him, Hey, I'm a boss. Why didn't you greet me? I'm the boss here. I'm the king. Do you understand? When that happens? The prophets Allah xlm predicted that you will exist in society. He predicted what you will do, and he knew from Allah subhanho wa
Taala that this message had to come to us.
May Allah forgive us, may Allah grant us the ability to seek forgiveness before we die. When we die, trust me when we see the angels of death we will be frightened screaming, they will take the soul out of our bodies in the most disastrous way.
If we don't seek Allah's forgiveness, so let's be warned.
Either big Amanda to Santa Teresa. Like that was not enough. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam looked at the men straight in his face. And he looked he wanted to say something else. Do you know what he said? The Prophet sallallahu Sallam says,
either we'll see the Umrah Isla de fronteriza. When authority opposition is given to someone who is not fit for it, or who does not deserve it, then wait for the end. SubhanAllah today you have a man who knows nothing about for example, I'll just give you a simple example about teaching and he wants to be the big boss. He wants to be a man who wants to control everything in anything without realizing Hang on. Hang on. Who is the most experienced here who has achieved the most here who is deserving of this post the most? I give you an example. When it comes to Imam in the masjid the Prophet sallallahu Sallam makes it clear clear. You cannot debate with this because it's a statement
that is found in most of the books of Hadith. The Prophet says your own
leaky tabula. You want to be an Imam in the masjid. I want to tell you that the person who will be the Imam will be the one who has the most knowledge of the Quran. The most knowledge that is the meaning of Accra home, the one who has read all aspects of the Quran. He can recite it perfectly well. He understands it perfectly well. He is the one who knows all about it. He is put it into practice as best as he can. He will be the Imam in the masjid. That's what the prophet sallallahu wasallam says. Then he says for incanto Phil karate Saba for Allah Mohammed sooner if they are similar in the recitation, the reading the understanding of the Quran, then the one who knows the
most of the Sunnah of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, he will be the Imam. Today a man knows nothing about reciting the Quran. He wants to be the Imam he wants to impose himself a person who is addicted to pornography and he wants to be the Imam in the masjid, insulting the rest of the people. A man who's hooked on adultery, he cannot even smell Allah forgive us. He cannot get his eyes off the women and he wants to be an Imam in the masjid. And he wants to proudly say I am the Imam. The Prophet says when that happens, wait for piano, it's the end of time It's over. It's over, you won't see any goodness anymore. The time is up, it's gone. May Allah forgive us, a man who lies through
the skin of his teeth, and he wants to be the Imam. He's not fit to be even leading his own children in anything. And he wants to lead the entire community. Now Allah forgive us, a man going back to the Hadith where the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, When authority and position is given to a person who doesn't deserve it, then wait for the end of that item. Imagine you have an accountancy, Department of your business. And you know what, you hire a gardener and you said, I just keep the record here, what will happen, it's the end of your business, your business is going to drop, there is no accountability. You've kept a man there who's going to result in the destruction of your
business. Imagine you have you know, you want to fly a plane and you tell a guy who's charmed you with all his words. He's been on a simulator two or three times with a certificate from Dubai Mall saying you know what, I've been on a simulator, you want to put him on the plane, what will happen, you will die. The plane will crash. He might take it off when he's in the air. He's going to look at you and say now I don't know what to do. That's what's going to happen. But we do that what's more important than this, my brothers and sisters is Islam. Take a look at the modalities the schools, take a look at the massagin Do you know what we do sometimes a man graduates fresh and we think
Subhanallah this man is the king that's it. He has not one minute of experience neither in admin nor in teaching, and we want to make him the big boss of the whole world. He must do what he wants. Come when he wants go in he wants he must not be told anything by anyone. Fantasy Risa, wait for that madrasa that school that Masjid, that business, that entire thing to come to an end, to block to stop to finish to be destroyed and wait for the hour. Why? Because you are sick. That's the reason you don't have a brain. That's the reason. We have people with 5060 years of experience who have achieved the world and more and we want to sideline them completely claiming they are liars. They
are cheaters they are deceivers On what grounds May Allah subhanho wa Taala Forgive us, people who have done good to us we sideline them totally. And we want to be the bosses when we have not even taught a fly May Allah forgive us.
When we have not had one minute of experience we graduate today
I told you when a pilot graduates he cannot fly, he needs to sit with an expert pilot for 5000 hours before he can get to even try even even coming on to a commercial flight. Because they are lives that I stayed. The same applies with the dean, the dean is at stake. So I want to end by telling you my brothers and sisters, the message is loud and clear, loud. Those who want to fear Allah fear Allah, those who want to repent, repent without conditions. Those who want to understand what the prophet sallallahu wasallam has said understand it. If not, either, we'll see the llama Isla de Santa Teresa, Risa, when something has been given to someone who is not fit for it, wait for the
end, wait for the hour, wait for things to be over and finished wait for society to crumble for community to be destroyed the whole world look at what's happening in the Muslim oma today. People are killing each other killing May Allah forgive us it needs to stop how it will stop. We need to put authority where it belongs. We need to understand leadership. And we need to understand it from a macro level to begin with. Because Allah subhanho wa Taala says and I end with this verse
in a law you won't be coming
to see him. Allah will never never never ever changed the negative plight of the nation or a community unless and until they individually decide to rectify themselves. May Allah forgive me to begin with. May Allah forgive all of you. Second, second, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive the Ouma at large. And may we have a new leaf, a new beginning, hands down or sallallahu wasallam or about a calendar, Bina Mohammed