Channel: Mufti Menk
Todays Sisters Tafirs, Harare, Zimbabwe
inshallah we'll be reading from verse number 65 of surah two sod that is page number 453 of the Sahaba international translation
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Allah Ameen in
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was salam, wa salam ala l mursaleen. Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Germain we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we thank him
and indeed we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam all his household, his companions and every one of us may Allah bless us all.
My dearest mothers and sisters,
a beautiful day Mashallah we thank Allah for the way that he's given us. We thank Allah for the gifts that He has given us. So many they are that if we were to really remain Institute's throughout our lives, we still would not be doing justice to the gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So the bare minimum is at least we obey his commands, and we try to improve ourselves on a daily basis. I mean, my mothers and sisters, Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in these verses to declare to the people that he is only but a warner. So he says cool in nama animonda say to them or Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam that I am only a warner. I am only
a warner while mermin illa him in the love Anwar hadal baja and there is no deity except Allah, the One the prevailing. If we take a look at this, what is he warning us about? He's warning us about the fact that there is a life after death and accountability. There is a piano there is a day there is heaven and hell and in fact, the warning would be about Hellfire to say there is a fire coming
There is something very dangerous coming for those who transgress, and this is called the warning. Now Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has been described as Bashir and NaVi, but she remains one who gives good news. bearer of glad tidings and Naveed is one who gives a warning, one who bears a warning or a bearer of some form of bad news if a person were to engage in that which deserves it. So my mothers and sisters, this particular verse is referring to the warning and the warning alone. Why because a few verses earlier, allow us speaking about the dispute of the people of Hellfire, that they will be arguing with one another and they will be saying you are the one who led me astray
and the other one will say no, it was because of you and so on. In other places in the Quran, Allah speaks of how a person will regret the company they had and this is why we say it is extremely important to have good company. Make sure your friends are people who say nice things, good things, correct things, upright things that which will result in you going towards paradise, not that which is going to result in regret. When we engage in backbiting, gossiping, making people's lives difficult, uttering bad and evil words to people saying things that are far away from what Allah once forgetting about the instruction of Allah. Like I always say, if you want to party with those
who don't dress properly, you're going to feel out of place unless you do not dress properly as well. If you want to party with those who actually dress correctly and partying in the correct way, which means having fun that is clean and good, then Alhamdulillah you will feel out of place if you dress inappropriately. And that is what we say company is all about. It helps you and guides you and makes you feel accepted because human nature is such that although we know we have an instruction from Allah subhanho wa Taala we like to feel accepted. So if your neighbors like you for perhaps your family members, your friends like you, those whom you mix with, if they like you, you get
happy, you get excited inside, it's just something that a person feels wow, you know what so many. But remember one thing sometimes people are not worth them liking you, they're not worth it because they are the wrong people in order to make them happy. You will have to do things that are not you that are not Muslim, that are not we that are not within the boundaries of Allah, if that's what will make them happy, then no way you don't need them.
You need those who are happy with the fact that you dress correctly. They are sad when you don't dress correctly. You know, you feel a bit of a distance you feel out of place because you're not perhaps a person who is on the bare minimum and what this means is your character and conduct is failing. You know someone who swears and utters bad words all the time. If they go into the company of those who are offended by bad words, they will definitely feel out of place for as long as the good majority. And this is why it's something extremely important. So Allah says to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam call in Dhamma and among the Roma min ilaha illallah wa Haider Bahar
tell them that I am only but a warner and there is no deity besides Allah subhanho wa Taala, the one the prevailing
or boo Samajwadi will be one Nabina Muhammad, Al Aziz will have a far. Look at the wording of the Quran. Allah says, The Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, the Almighty.
Now obviously, these are all qualities that would instill all in a person, He is the Lord the owner lies saying he Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is a warner and I am the Lord the owner, the all powerful the Almighty. Then he says Allah far, the old, forgiving, amazing, look at the combination here. Allah says Almighty, all powerful He is the only deity and then at the end he caps it by saying but he is the old forgiving, and how far you see a look a fool is one who forgives and will have far is the one who often forgives a time and again he keeps on forgiving. That's known as a father. And my mothers and sisters the term Allah father is one of the most beautiful in terms of instilling within
the person the hope.
One of the most hopeful of the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala is Allah far.
We're in need of foreign Allah says in another place in the Quran. Indeed I am the one who continues carries on forgiving. I keep on forgiving. Now with us as human beings you do something wrong once you say sorry to your friend who you did it wrong to they might say okay, you do it wrong again. They might say okay, you do it wrong a third time they might say okay, but then when you get to a fourth time they will become irritated and so on with Allah subhanho wa Taala for as long as you were sincere. Allah says no problem forgiven, and it can happen a million times no problem forgiven. This does not mean we must intentionally repent to sin because one of the conditions of forgiveness
of sin is at the time of repentance, you need to have promised not to do it again. So if it happens after that you seek forgiveness again and allow forgive it again. The same condition is at the time of the second repentance. You promised not to do it again. But if human knew a weakness makes you break a promise, it is different from a person who's seeking forgiveness. And in his heart, he says no, I will still do it again. That's something dangerous.
So at the time of seeking forgiveness, you promised not to do it again sincerely, genuinely, Allah knows the heart. And then you continue. And if human error makes you fall again, Allah says, I'll forgive you again. And I'll forgive you for time and effort. And I forgive you a million infinity times, I will forgive you. There's no limit to it. The condition is just engage in sincere repentance. We've mentioned the conditions, let's quickly go through them once again. You admit your sin, you regret it, you ask for forgiveness, and you promise not to do it again.
Then if it happens again, it is dealt with separately completely separately. This is why people say what if I committed the sin again and again and again? The reality is, it's got to do with the way you repented not whether you've done the sin again or not. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us all. And may we become sincere in October. So Allah says Allah far, he is the one who is most forgiving. Then Then he says, Paul, who wanna own alim tell them all Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that it is a very serious news. It's a very great news. Alavi means great so what is the great news? The move Assyrian have said this Quran. The Quran is great news. Very great. It has in
it something very, very great and serious. And this goes back to the call every week we are asking the mothers and sisters in the whole globe at large to go through the meanings of the Quran and understand them and see the context within which they were revealed in and see how it applies to you in your life. Every week we say this why it's the contact we have between us and the one who made us the one whom we are going to return to so we say here Allah is in una buena de Omaha Mazzola la vida salon, we sent you as a messenger the message we have Go and tell them part of the message is who Naveen It is indeed very great news something very serious. Now, some of the scholars have made
mention of Nepal now the meaning you know, the Sierra or the unseen or jahannam, meaning life in the fire and so on the accountability the day of gamma, and there are several views. The Quran being obviously the root of all in the sense that it will explain to you what is going to happen, the life after death what will happen when you are accountable for all your deeds, even that which is as thin as a hair strand and even thinner, will be brought to book. So don't think that we are going to get away from Allah. But the way to succeed is continuing to ask Allah forgiveness. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us all I mean, so Allah says una buena vein and tamanho Maria Dune, you are turning
away from it, it is indeed great news from which you are actually turning away. Now this was to the co founder of Makkah, they were turning away from the Quran. Literally, they used to block their ears, put their fingers into their ears in order to turn away from the message of the Quran. And Allah subhanho wa Taala saying, Hey, this is such great news that you are actually turning away from but the question I have is for myself and yourself, don't we turn away from the message of the Quran? Don't some of us not even read the Quran on a daily basis? Don't some of us show no interest in trying to understand the meanings of the Quran? Well, here's the warning. So now when Allah says,
Look, I sent to you a verse and I want you to tell you don't turn away from the message of this pull on and you actually did. So what is your excuse? What we better prepare an answer. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us and make a serious brothers and sisters, at least if we try, you know, we always say try, just try, try your best you're trying and Allah knows that you're trying so you even if you have the meanings of a few verses a week, it's still good enough, but that's not actually the ideal, ideally, every single day, your life and your love of the Quran must be such that you read the messages again and again and again. Again, and again. Somehow Allah Subhana Allah,
you know, so many ideas come to my mind, today, we're living in a life full of love, and full of false love. And what happens is young people fall in love. And as they grow older, you know, they get into contact with the one they love, all they are infatuated by and so on. And they treasure the message so dearly that if they if you have a beautiful message sent to you by someone who you will really, really love, you know, very much. I think you read it once and you smile to yourself like a mad person. And then come time again, you feeling a bit low, go back and read the same message again, you smile again.
And then go back again. After when you're feeling a bit low. Again, you smile again, imagine that's just cheap. Sometimes words that are so hollow and so void of emotion and meaning. And actually sometimes so false because the person may just be writing or they just may be sending a message without saying anything. If it's a voice clip, you listen to it again, and you start smiling to yourself and people are wondering what's going on. You just got earplugs, and you're smiling. And then everyone else is so upset and you're just smiling. Why because of something and then crash. Why do we Why do we say crash? When you let down you the saddest person ever? Allah says I will not let
you down but the problem is we don't read the message and if we read it we don't know its meanings always the smiles we don't even smile we're not even bothered in it is a message that will make you help happy when you are sad. It will uplift you
When you are low, it is a message that takes you through when you feel like you cannot go through. It is a message that opens the blockage when you think you are blocked and locked. It is a message that will actually give you conviction when you feel you are losing faith. It is a message that will drive you towards goodness when you feel you when you feel you are heading towards that which is not it is a message that will deliver you from evil it is a message that will take you through to paradise it is a message that will actually save you the day that everyone will be burning Allahu Akbar and yet we don't read it. Allah says boo whenever an AVI tell them it is something serious, it
is a great message and to man homayoun that message which you are turning away from is something great Makana Liam in in min bill, Allah Allah Allah de Simone. Now another story has begun.
Analyzing reminding us of our enemy, who is the enemy, the enemy ship and Allah says, tell them I had no knowledge of the chiefs, the angels on high when they were disputing and discussing about the creation of Adam, what was that dispute? Remember when Allah subhanho wa Taala and sort of Bukhara he says he told the angels in Ninja Island fill out the halifa that I am the one who is Oh, I am going to create a vise gerrant on earth. And the angel said, Why are you creating someone who is going to spill blood and so on? And this was a sort of a discussion here termed as a dispute. But it was actually a discussion where there was a discussion also after that what ensued is that a police
who was considered You know, one of the angels he was considered one of the angels although he was always from Jim kind. And Allah says he was created from something different from the rest of the angels and he was Jean kind. So he disputed he disagreed when it came to the obedience of showing that respect to the creation known as humankind. That was the best of creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala, which means in terms of creatures the best was humankind. Ashraful must look at the most honored of the creatures of Allah, and in terms of the best from amongst them, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all goodness. So Allah says, In you ha la isla
Anima Elena vo mubin O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he is being told to tell them and the following is also part of it. And Allah says, Only this has been revealed to me that I am a plane Warner. In you ha la de la Anima Ana vo mubin it has not been revealed to me except that I'm a clear owner. So Allah says, we made it clear to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam that he is a clear Warner. That's his mission. Then Allah says,
and remember or make mention of when your Lord said to the angels indeed I am going to create a human being from clay. So when I have proportioned him and breathed into him of my created soul, then fall down to him in frustration. So the angels all frustrated all of them entirely, except to bliss. He was amongst the arrogant and became amongst the disbelievers. These are the verses I've read up to verse number 74. So Allah says, and now we know what exactly happened he he created humankind. He instructed the angels to prostrate they all prostrated beside the police. What was the character that made him disobey Allah subhanho wa Taala he was arrogant. That was the quality
arrogance. So this is why when Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam explained what is arrogance, he said arrogance is to reject the truth and to despise people to think that people are lower than you low lowly, meaning you know, you think I am it, you know, I am it.
And so you think you're a big deal.
And so, the arrogance makes you reject the truth, the truth is glaring you in the face, but because you have clout, you have authority, you have wealth, you have beauty, you have so much you have good health, you have something others don't have. So you reject the truth just because you do not want that's it. I don't want not mean, I'm too big to obey Allah's instruction. Allah Julio Salah, you say no, these people are watching. I'm not going to read. I'm too embarrassed. That's arrogance. following the footsteps of elease Allah says dressing a specific way. No, I'm not yet ready. I don't want not you Not now. Well, Allah might take you away then what will happen? Well, only Allah knows
the condition of our heart. May Allah guide us And forgive us and make us strong. So any instruction that comes from Allah if we disobeyed, usually it is arrogance that makes us disobeyed. We think we're too big. We want acceptance from people. I know of people sometimes who panela they want to do something good, but they don't do it because they fear rejection from their friends from their family. And that's why they don't do good. They don't even add to that which is a pride sometimes. May Allah protect us all.
It's a very difficult scenario. It's actually a test from Allah. Can I describe it in a minute, my mothers and sisters,
people came to the world, they went through the test, they left the world, others came to the world, they went through the test, they left the world how long the examination is, Allah chooses your hand in your examination papers, and you're gone. The next people come, they given life care. So Allah says, before we were born, Allah says, Look, I'm sending you on to this earth. It's just an examination, what's your mission, your mission is to go in there to find me, worship Me alone, we're going to put a lot of obstacles, see how you do. And then we take you away when we believe it's the right time, and then you hand in your papers. And we will then give you back your records and show
you how you did in that examination. But the only thing is the result. And the effect of the results shall be eternal, and eternal, and eternal. That's all. So Allah sent us into the dunya. And guess what we did.
Every single one of us leaves the world without taking a single thing. In fact, we live in it.
Everything. So we came into the world naked, completely, we were born, when we were born, it was quite difficult. birth is extremely difficult. You came into the world, your lungs, suddenly were were inflated and you started crying, or whatever happened, happened. And then and then slowly, you were taught how to walk all this is part of the test examination. It's like going into a major PSP game, proper four, D, five, d 70, whatever you want to call it, right? And you go into it. And next thing what happens is,
by default, you're learning how to walk, you're learning how to talk to you go to school, you learn something. But Allah says, Don't lose focus, don't lose focus, keep on going back to the instruction manual, don't lose focus, we're going to take you Your time is almost up, your game is almost over. You are you're about to go and what happens, we know what we are supposed to do, but we still continue doing something else. May Allah forgive us. And he says, Okay, I can do you a very big favor, you can actually just say, I'm sorry, and and we can actually wipe it out, we can give you those points and you can start succeeding. And then Allah says, we take you away, and then we take
your accounts. Let's see how you did. First, second, third fail, you know, Allah protect us. So people come in and go, do you know where we are right now, we just a few years into that particular test few more years, and we've gone out, we're not going to stay here. Like I said, you come in without anything. When you leave, they take out your clothes, they take out your jewelry, they take out your gold, your silver, your money, your titles, everything gone, and they leave it here your certificates, your whatever else, everything is left here, you are gone, it shows you that this is a test, it proves to you that this is actually a test of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Why? Because you
left everything if it was supposed to be the dunya then Allah would say, whatever money you make, bring it with you, you can spend it. Whatever education you have, bring it with you, you can actually utilize it. We're gonna categorize people into doctors and lawyers and accountants and whatever else will categorize them. So in the afternoon, everyone else will be, you know, according to what qualifications they have and degrees they have, is that what it is no. Allah says the only thing is, how much you know of the deen and your armor, your deeds that will categorize you, that's the test. But still, we tend not to do so whether you cover yourself properly, that will help
whether you stop listening to all this beat and all this nonsense that will help with all the obstacles that came in your life. When you saw these things, you lowered your gaze that will help when you when when you want to run behind materialism by engaging in taking of interest loans that will help the rest of the dounia lived in rented accommodation, but we would impatient, we didn't have the patience.
So So what happened we failed the test or if we remain abstain from it. And we continue the way Allah once we pass and then we die, we might die 2030 4050 or in between or a little bit later or much earlier. And you know what we might have children that we will also be tested by because Allah says what we want you to do before you leave, you must just pass the baton on to the next generation to tell them what to do. Tell them the instructions. And this is how we've got the message all the way from the beginning and even from Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam up to now it was passed on generation after generation after generation and so on your duty, my duty sometimes Allah don't give
us kids he gives us generally in return. Sometimes he gives us children who are unhealthy, who are perhaps suffering some form of what we would term disability. That's your paradise. That is your agenda. Allah says we we decided to give you an obstacle and that obstacle has more reward than someone who had a normal job. So for example, a person who has a normal child if we were just to just for interest sake, put it into figure terms. Say for example $10,000 for someone who has a normal child and brings them up to the age of majority in a good way teaches them the message teaches them foreign and as the basics of the deen and lets them carry on before they die or perhaps
helps them getting married they get 10,000 points. I'm just giving you one, you know thumbsucker of a finger. If someone has had a disabled child to get a million points one time to start with why Allah says I just gave you a gift, something unique, something no one else has. If someone doesn't have a child, they get a brilliant point to start with. Why? Because Allah says I gave you something unique. That's your paradigm. You're going to come in the test and we don't even want you to pass a baton. We just want you to carry on the way we do your baton is that you just happy with what we decided Allah says for you paradise
The only condition is your taste will carry on without that much of activity in terms of children, but it will have different types of activity you reach out to different people. And we just want you to say Allah, we are happy with what you've decided. And that's it. Once you say that and declare it Allah says, Now we will take you away. When you come to us. Don't be frightened to return to us, we've got something very, very big in store for you. Just because you surrender to our decree, allow Akbar This is the message of Allah, people go through a marriage, sometimes it fails. That's a test. And and you get a lot of points for that I'm talking I'm talking points. But we're actually talking
of reward. We don't know the exact figure. Allah says the lady ASAP. In some cases, he says there is no even limit to it, we just keep on giving. But sometimes what happens is, there is a limit to it. And Allah says, we'll give you 100 200,000 a million, whatever else it is. But to be honest, it's all got to do with declaration of the faith. And it's all got to do with believing in Allah and remembering that you just in this world as a test, everything is a test. It's such a big illusion. It's like walking into a 3d, huge compound. And then you coming out at the exit the other side, the quicker you find the exit, the sooner you will come out. So no one knows exactly when they're going
to find the exit, you might be in front of the door of the exit. And next thing you out. So Panama,
a huge roller coaster ride fast, sometimes slow, sometimes going up, sometimes down. Sometimes you just got to be focused. And no matter what the roller coaster will move, you know, if you've ever jumped on a roller coaster, sometimes huge, fast roller coasters. I was in Abu Dhabi and I went to this Ferrari world roller coaster of quite a fast one. It starts off so quick, Subhana Allah. And before you know it, it's over. What happened You were so scared to go on it. Now you've actually all the way out. And you it stops. And everyone starts saying well, well done so hard on law. You know, life is like a roller coaster. Once you own it, there's no turning back. And when are you going to
come out? Well, to be honest, you don't know Allah, Allah alone knows. And you're going to feel like there's so many things happening in between that are so real, yet, it's all just something reality is still to come. Allah gives you a message. So this is why we say cut the arrogance, cut it out. You want to do things to them for Allah, you pass your test. This is the description of life from a certain angle. In one way, we've described it in such a beautiful way, don't lose focus, you will have problems, you have a challenge with your husband, you have a challenge with your spouse, believe me, that's your opportunity to earn points, if it becomes unbearable, you have the option of
actually asking out or opting out sometimes, or you have an option of, you know, closing that particular episode of your life and starting a new one. If it's drifting you away from Allah, then then then you need to come back to the path. And the same applies to all these things that are marketed so aggressively in front of our eyes. What's that? materialism, the latest form is five while it's being marketed so aggressively between you and I, there's hardly anything different from the s3. If you ask me, between the s three s four s five, I think to be very honest with you that you know what they've arrived at a peak now there needs to be some form of a breakthrough of new
type of technology. Because now the phones are all doing similar things, you might have a few small differences, battery life and something else. And one or two other things the phone switches off, or it closes applications at a certain point of battery level and so on. All that is no big deal. That they knew it from the beginning, they were only releasing it slowly because they wanted to add a price and add value and make you want to buy the next one. But that's all materialism. If I died today, the s6 is still going to come out and the seven will still go, it will still come out. You know, I cannot at the point of density Hang on, hang on, I still need to buy the sex. No, doesn't
work. Why? materialism will go faster than I can we told that in the Hadith, that you know what if the son of Adam has a whole value of gold, he will still want another one? And if he says okay, I just want to by the time he gets to here, one, two, third one and he'll continue. It's happened to all of us if you say if my salary is so many 1000 I'll be happy. I won't ask for more Believe me get that salary you want more and more. You say if I buy a house, I'm set by now you'd have bought 10 houses and you still want an 11th one? Why? Because that's the dunion, but Allah says when you die, you don't even take one house away. What you did with it, how generous you were, how much you lived
with Allah is what will actually help you is what will actually, you know, take you through to gentlemen. So Allah says, look, in the process, you've got so many points, you use those points to unlock the next level.
Those who know what I'm talking about know exactly what I'm saying.
In a game, and especially the games of today, you get so many points. When you get more than a certain amount of points, you can unlock the next level, unlock the next level, ask your children they'll tell you about it. They've unlocked 2030 levels. The same rule applies in the junior when you get to so much of obedience you get so much reward, you unlock a new level, a new level of consciousness and piety and you unlock a different level of paradise. You unlock the ease of the grave you unlock the so many other things you unlock the breeze of the grave you unlock the people whom you are going to be resurrected with. Now, they would be that the pious that the those who are
close to Allah, the messengers and so on, and you get to so many different levels. So keep playing
your game and keep playing it properly. And don't ever intentionally go and crash your car in the car game. Don't ever why your game will be over. Or sometimes you will suffer a setback.
So this is why Allah says Be careful of arrogance. The reason why I sidestep slightly is because the mention of Iblees not obeying Allah instruction of prostration is arrogance. If we refuse to read Salah it's arrogance, we are deceived by sleep. You think a sleep my sleep is very important because of this, that when it comes to Salah your sleep is not important. It's actually Haram. It's actually forbidden. You're not allowed. It's Haram. You cannot sleep through your Salah intentionally. No. It's as bad as eating pork and maybe even worse. Did you ever think of it?
If it's done intentionally, if it's forgetfulness, there is forgiveness for it. If it's done intentionally is haram forbidden. Allah says you lost out Come on, man. You lost out so badly. That one narration explains how shaytan peed in your ear out of excitement. Whoa, so happy men.
Because she's man's main aim. Let's look at what shape and says he was arrogant. So let's protect ourselves from arrogance. The next verse, Allah says,
Allah said, Oh, he believes what prevented you from prostrating to that which I created with my hands. Will you arrogant then or will you already amongst the haughty
arrogance and haughtiness, we've explained that already. Then Allah says Subhana Allah, what beautiful verses
Allah Subhana Allah Allah says a stack Berta terminal Eileen, who you arrogant Oh, from amongst the haughty, then Allah says he believes answers and he says, I am better than him.
I am better than him. I'm better than Who? than Adam. It sounds like a little child who says he's crying in one corner. And when they asked him, Why are you crying? He says because he got the game and I don't and I'm better than him. Why didn't you give it to me? Little kid. But this was not a little kid. This was a police. He was a figure that was powerful. Allah had granted him the power but he was part of the game part of the game meaning part of the plan of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, when Allah chose, I'm going to put men into the world. He said, I'm going to put obstacles. I mean, it's silly to have a game that has a straight road and you have a car that can go up to 500
kilometers an hour. No potholes, no bends, no obstacles, no people crossing, no other vehicles, nothing. You just got to press accelerate and carry on up to the finish line. What's the point? There's no, there's actually no test there. So Allah says, when we say we want to test you or men, we're going to put the devil in the path, there's going to be a pothole, you're going to have to go around it, whoever goes around within the best way will get the most points. And whoever turns the bend in a way that the car has been flipped will actually get the most points. I'm giving you one example. But there's 1000s of other games. We could use the example of aeroplanes or cars or
But no we professionals at playing this game. This game meaning the real games, Nintendo and what have you, but we don't even know how to live in the dunya which is also part of a larger plan of Allah Subhana Allah tala and every day we have games, and the game over we start again and we carry on and we do better and we do better and we do better. Allah says but this life is only once you don't. There's no game over and you carry on. The only gift we're going to give you is you can leave start through Toba through Hajj through the acceptance of Islam, all this can restart back from zero not starts from naught. In fact, you will start from good points. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah
grant us protection. So Allah says, He believes said I am better than him. Now watch out my brothers and sisters, when we think we're better than others. That's when shaytan comes to us. Like I say, life is a struggle and everyone's spirituality is their own level which they would like to see going up with. So sometimes people outwardly might not be that religious, and sometimes they are struggling so much and sometimes they have much more internally than the others who might outwardly be so religious. So although from a physical aspect, one might be able to see that okay, this person looks like they are a better Muslim and this is not, but spiritually we will never ever know the
truth. So many people dress properly they have Mashallah correct clothing, but they are hypocrites, big time, hypocrite sometimes. May Allah protect us. Sometimes they steal people's monies, they deceive, they lie, they create hatred and they backbite and they engage in gossip and they falsely accused and they slander these sins are almost semi unforgivable. The reason is you to seek forgiveness for this type of sin. You need to go and ask the human being whom you've wronged to actually forgive you first, and they may not. That's why we say it's semi impossible. But it's there are others who might commit Zina. They might have listened to music, they might have drank alcohol,
they might those sins, they are dangerous, detrimental major sins, but Allah can forgive them. It's directly between you and allege but no third party involved. You don't have to knock somebody don't say, look, I did something wrong to you. And I'm sorry, you will go straight to the kuffar that we spoke about now.
Look afar the name of Allah, the One who is oft forgiving, every time carries on forgiving. And you just got to tell him Yeah, I did this, and I really won't do it again, I'm so sorry. These are called the different types of sins the category is, one is in the rights of Allah and the other is in the rights of human beings. So this is why there are people who are extremely religious outwardly, but they are faltering in the rights of human beings. And there are people who might not be extremely religious, but they are not faltering in the rights of human beings, like sometimes you see people who might not be dressed appropriately, sometimes you see them a little bit weak here and
there, but they won't backbite they won't stand up, they might not engage in, you know, in her heart hurting someone in causing problems and things with other people, and and so on these types of things that are connected to other human beings, they stand a better chance to be forgiven by Allah, than a person who was outwardly so deep, but inside, they kept on they had both been hatred against their fellow Muslim men and against the others who, just because they had a difference of opinion, they preached hatred against them, well, they got to answer a line, you know what, because of the damage that they may have caused the specific person, they will also have to ask that specific
person for forgiveness, and that person may not forgive them because they are not far. afar is Allah. This is why Allah says, watch out. And this is why this verse is mentioned here. One of the reasons is for us to learn a lesson. Don't ever think I am better than him. That was the first crime committed by police. He thought he was better than the other. He thought he was better than Adam.
So Allah says, He believes carried on to prove his point. so silly. He says, You created me from fire, and you created him from clay. So fire and clay don't go together. In other words,
so Allah says, well, then if you don't want to obey our commands, Allah tells him, then get out of this paradise for indeed you are expelled. Now what paradise was this? Is it the same paradise we're going to go to? Well, a lot of them have a city and say, no, this was a special paradise known as generally to Liberty law, which was a special place that was created as paradise. But it was for the test. It was mainly for the test of Allah, Allah Salatu was Salam. And for this particular test, he was created in that place, always to have come to always going to come down to the earth, that was the plan of Allah. And he had already told the angels that that was his plan, but Allah created him
in a specific place, and that was known as gentlemen. And it was generally to Liberty law, the gentleman or the the the Garden of the tests, because remember, the term gentleman actually means garden.
So Allah says,
then you can get out of it for indeed you are expelled. So this shows us that when we continued this, we should disregarding the laws of Allah, transgressing against Allah, we could be expelled from his mercy, then we don't know. People are saying, Why is my life upside down, develop your lingo, the line, it will come the right way around. Allahu Akbar. And you know what, it might take a bit of time, but it will come You know, Pennell beating requires heating, it requires knocking the car and it requires heat and pressure, and so on professionalism and whatever. So you need a guide. You need someone to help you you need, for example, someone to teach you and you need to be strict
on yourself hard on yourself, it's going to cause a lot of internal pain initially, maybe perhaps, but immediately recognize your makeup, you will start feeling the cool the calm, the contentment, the happiness, this is Allah. So Allah Subhana Allah, Allah says, and indeed, upon you is my curse until the Day of Judgment until the Day of Recompense. He said, My Lord will be pleased me, give me some time until the day that they are resurrected. I just want a bit of time. Now this was all the plan of Allah if Allah wanted, he did not need to allow this, but in order to make us earn more points, he allowed it. What does this mean? shaytan if he was not there, we would never be lazy to
read Salah. So we would read salah and get a reward for reading Salah. But if laziness comes to you, because now shaman is there to fight laziness is a is a separate reward all on its own. What a great reward. It's a far greater reward to Panama. So now you have double reward, triple reward when you read your Salah one is you fought laziness, you fought your evil thoughts, and then you came. So it's like that is like the game I was saying the more obstacles The higher the standard. So how to put some obstacles on the path. And let's see who does better. You see, if everyone just had to go from A to B without any obstacles, we would all be at B by now. But everyone's got so many different
potholes and tests and so many distractions on the path that shaytan Allah left him in order for us to get more rewards as we dodged him.
So Allah says,
My Lord, give me some time until the day that they are resurrected. Allah says okay, so indeed you
have those who have been given time, you are of those who are reprieved. It's okay, we've given you the reprieve until the day of the time, well known
until the day of the appointed time, so at least said by your mind, now after he got the time, he's saying something. It was funny.
Unless plan but now at least he's saying it. He says,
by your might I will surely mislead them all except amongst them your chosen servants. So whoever I cannot mislead, it means you have chosen him. May Allah choose us. May Allah make it easy for us. May Allah protect us from being misled. This is a challenge. This is our test. It's us fighting against the devil. And the ground here is this dunya. And at the end, we're going to die and we're going to carry on and the law is going to ask us how did you fight the devil? Did you manage? How did you do it? Let's see what happened. We told you we won't do we send messages to you. We sent an instruction You didn't even read it. Imagine some people are pressing brakes in order to move
forward without realizing if you read the Quran, you know, I just gotta press the accelerator and go forward. But we didn't read it yet. We still tampering with the clutch and the brakes thinking the car will go forward. No foolish. Fools still don't know the meaning of the Quran and they're about to die.
Imagine you haven't yet pressed accelerator even once.
And the rest of the dunya is sitting at 1000 kilometers away from us meaning they already gone far. This is why the Hadith says look at those who are higher than you in spirituality, it will boost you encourage you to do more. Look at those who are lower than you in terms of materialism, and it will help you to appreciate the gifts of Allah upon you. Amazing. So Allah says, we've given you the time when Allah says something else.
The truth is my oath and the truth. I say, this is the truth there is absolute truth. This is complete truth, a lie saying whatever we've just told you the Quran and everything and the promise everything is the truth. And Allah says, I will surely fill Hell with you and with those who follow you all together. I will fill Hellfire with all of you. And then Allah says O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I do not ask for you. I do not. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allah says just the verse before that. Allah says lamb, Lana, Johanna minco, memento, br coming home as mine, then Allah says O Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, tell them, I do not ask for it a payment, I
brought you this Quran, I'm not asking for a payment for it. I don't want money for it, I actually don't want money for it. And this is why as far as possible, even when we are teaching the Quran and so on Subhana Allah, it just depends how it happens. It happens the most effective are those who don't even charge but the problem with us is sometimes, you know, in this dunya, there are people who need to live and so on. And because they've dedicated their lives to that. So that's why the schools that we may attend and so on, you might have a fee, but it may not be prohibited completely. But as for a messenger, it is completely prohibited for a newbie of a lot to ask for a payment in
order to give to be to give the others that revelation, it was part of the duty of Allah, if he wanted, he could have asked for money, people make a killing out of it. Allah protect us. So Allah says, I do not ask for it. Meaning for the Quran and the teaching of the Quran. I do not ask for it of any payment, and I am not of the pretentious.
It is a reminder to the world's it's a reminder to the IOM in all everyone mankind gene kind of all time, from the time of the advent of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam right to the end. And Allah says, and you will surely know the truth. It's information after time. After a little time, after a short period of time, you will definitely know the truth. It's going to come and then you will realize and recognize May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us. It was a beautiful session we had today may Allah grant us inshallah the meeting again and again, in his obedience in order to boost ourselves my mothers and sisters do not lose the opportunity today to become a better person and to promise a law
to sit back and to think deeply about what we've said today and how important it is to pass this test and to get to the other side in a way that we can then have our trophy. May Allah bless us. Just a quick note, inshallah Ramadan this year will be in Malaysia, in the city of Kuala Lumpur. And we are perhaps going to go through the lives of very briefly some of the snippets within the lives of some of the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. That is the plan I request you to add so that we can fulfill it in the correct way. And that Allah accepted from us. And may Allah grant us all ease and goodness was Salatu was salam o barik, ala nabina, Muhammad Subhana, Allah
Subhana Allah Mohammed the condition to Allah, Allah, Allah and so Luca wanted to be like