Channel: Mufti Menk
20th October 2013, Sisters Tafseer from Harare, Zimbabwe
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Ashraf, Wilma booty Ashraf, Al th mine Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Tabby aumentar Bian, BSN elomi Dean, mothers and sisters inshallah, like I said, we will be commencing from verse number 39 of Swords sever, Page Number 422 of the Sahih, international translation, and page number 578, of the noble Koran.
My mothers and sisters, the verses that we've just read before you, Allah subhanho wa Taala explained so beautifully, so beautifully as to the fact that he is in control. And he sent messengers to us to remind us and the way some of the people reacted to these messages and what they said, before we go into this,
let's learn something. How do we look at the verses of the Quran, we will read their meanings, we will try and understand them and we will apply them as best as we can in our own situation. That is the way that we are meant to be learning from this Koran, which is the word of Allah, which is valid right up to the end of time, right up to pm, its message is valid, and it is powerful, and it is something that we will always learn from. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, say O Muhammad, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tell them, indeed, my lord extends provision for whom He wills of his servants, and he restricts it for him. So
but whatever thing you spend in his cause, he will compensate it, and he is the best of providers. Let's stop there for a moment. This verse, Allah is telling us that it is Allah who chooses to give more to some people and less to some people, whether you have more or less does not make you a better person, or a worse person. But what makes you a better person is when you spend what you have in his cause, for the sake of Allah, to reach out to others, to assist the cause of the deen to use that money in a way that it will be of benefit, that is the winner. So if a person has very little wealth, say for example, your bank balance is $1,000. And you can spend out of that $100 for the
cause of Allah you have spent 10% that would perhaps be better than a person who might have spent $1,000, when their bank balance might have been a million dollars. So we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to make us from those who realize and understand also, when we spend in the cause, we should never ever spend in order to clock mileage out of it so that people can know us as spenders. I spent money so now I must be a big shot. And now everyone must know that I am the one who spins and I'm the guy who has a say in this and in that because I spent my money. If that was the case, then we have spent in order to achieve something that we will probably achieve and the reward will not be
there or it will be minimized. So the correct way is to spend in a way that we remain as humble as possible. I met a brother, Allah subhanho wa Taala grant him goodness, simple, humble person who greeted us and spoke to us in the most humble way. And after he left and he was gone.
I was informed of who he was. And I realized that this man was extremely wealthy, very, very highly influential, and extremely knowledgeable, and yet he was down to earth and voila, he brought a smile to my face to say there are still such people on the globe. And may Allah make us from those because my mothers and sisters if your wealth makes you arrogant, you have lost if your knowledge makes you arrogant, you have lost if your position makes you arrogant, you have lost if your looks make you arrogant, you have lost Allahu Akbar. These are the points of loss. The last three days I spent in the rural areas of Zimbabwe, believe me, I want to say something bold. There women are dressed far
better than us and our women, completely, the way they fulfill their salah and the time they take to go to the masjid and what they do, it brought tears to my eyes that these are the truly heavenly we are we we've been spoiled so we uncover our hair. We not even bothered to cover it. We've been spoiled so we cannot even give up music for example, we've been spoiled so we are not appreciative of the water that we have running from our taps. We're not even really appreciative of the electricity and so on. We have cozy beds so we find ourselves sleeping for Salah to the federal. We have so we have beautiful clothing so we sell it we find ourselves you would cut that really would
only please the Devil May Allah subhanahu wa taala protect us
given us lovely hair, so we've not bothered to cover it. So it's it's a lesson to learn when Allah subhanho wa Taala has chosen people of different levels in the dunya it does not necessarily mean they will be of the same levels in the acciara perhaps it will be the other way around, but it's a lesson to learn. Let's make the most of this inshallah and let's let's learn something for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So it is Allahu gives an Allah restricts. Allah keeps things away from certain people. And all that is a test when he gives you it's a test when he takes away from you. It's a test. When we spend we spend for the right reasons when we do something when we teach, we
teach for the right reasons. And you know what keep on
conveying the correct message, the positive message, the message that is obviously taught by Allah subhanho wa Taala and his Rasool certain people won't like it, no problem. You cannot have all of the people on your side all of the time, you have to have a very healthy selection of pure enemies, who are either outright jealous or who just hate your guts. That's the best of people. The best of people have had enemies who've come out to fight them. Those are the best Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam was the best of all creatures. He had a healthy chunk of enemies who hated his guts, who came out with armies in order to fight him who tried to kill him on so many occasions, Allahu Akbar, that
is the best of creation. So if we have everyone befriending us with no one talking a load of nonsense about us, there's something wrong with us. Perhaps we are hypocrites, because you would need to compromise your principle in order to please everyone. When someone steals and you say no, it's okay. It's one of those things, you know, different people are different than you're a hypocrite. But the minute you get up and say, brother, you're a thief, what will happen they will hate your guts. So you must thank Allah that you have a fair share of people who hate you, Al Hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah. This is a point of beauty of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah Deen, that he
has actually sent down to us. So Allah says, but whatever thing you spend in his cause, he will compensate it.
Do you believe that?
He is the best of providers, Allah says, well, who will hire rasa tea. So when you spend something, whether it's your time, your effort, your energy, you know whether you sacrifice your bed at whatever you do,
Allah says, He will recompense it.
You will compensate it with something better in the dunya as well as in the afra. I know of a businessman who told me that every time I spend that day, my business is better than the previous days, and the other days. And every time I do something, I find the season comes where I do better than other days, that is yucky, it comes with conviction. When you do not have conviction, this doesn't come because you don't believe in order for this compensation, you need to be a believer, sometimes Allah might give it to you, even if belief is weak. But Allah says, then there will come a time when we will test you, when we test you by taking things away. So you suffer a loss, another
loss, Allah says downgrade, downgrade your lifestyle, why we want to, we want you to downgrade it, to know that this dunya in this world is really worth nothing. And it's really not the main object of your life. If the main object of your life is to look for the best husband in the world, you might remain unmarried. Because that's the wrong object. Your object should be paradise it should be gentlemen, whether or not you got married in this world or whether or not he was a top man or whatever. That's all minor. It's all just pastime of this dunya Alhamdulillah. But we make that the main object, I want to get married, I want to have kids, I want them to do this. I want this to
happen that to happen. Allah has not chosen that for you maybe. So we lose focus upon paradise because a few things we desperately wanted in this temporary world. We didn't get Allah knows it was better for you to remain how you are. Sometimes the main object in life is that the pimples on our face go away.
Or Allah protect us. I know we're speaking to mothers and sisters, but it's a reality. People get so depressed, no big deal. I've been really with yellow zits on my face and Alhamdulillah it's such a beautiful feeling when you know that you read in your Salah law cover alone Allahu Akbar. My mother's insistence This is something beautiful. The only reason I'm giving you real life examples is because some people their main object in their life is that their hair is restored. And Allah says we don't want that here to be restored for you because we want you to come in lavaca
Aqua I'm just giving you a typical example. Some people their main object in life is to get a good job. Allah says I don't want you to be employed. You look for 20 years for a job and you won't get it.
Because Allah says you know why we want you to have conviction that we are in charge, that's all and that your main aim should be paradise the Koran, or should I say the student of Rasulullah saw salam, the DA wa Jalla dunya Akbar Amina O Allah. Never let this worldly life in any of its ways, become the main aim.
The main objective of ours
never rather let the lead paradise be our main objective. Once Paradise is your main objective, you you realize you're a traveler on your way home.
You are a traveler on your way home. So Subhanallah some people live for good food. So when good food doesn't come on to the table, they make tantrums. I know this might be men more than women, but sometimes even women, Allah protect us. So Allah says, we will give you such a sickness that you won't be able to eat that food. Because we just want you to know that life is not all about having nice food. Life is not all about having this and having that Allah says sometimes we will give you children, we will not give you children, some of the children may be obedient, some may not be obedient, you may go through divorce once or twice, you may go through it more. And if that is the
best thing that could have ever happened to you. It's part of your test. It's like an obstacle. You do not choose the questions that that are that are there for grade seven or Oh level or any other examination. But the examiner chooses the questions and you cannot come up and say, listen this question I don't want it. I'm not going to I'm not going to answer it. I don't want to go through this examination. Geography paper one, geography paper two. If they want, they can introduce a geography paper three. And you have to answer the questions otherwise, geography you get to fail. Luck. But so what happens life Jenna, we have different papers we write every day. So Allah says
this is part of your question or part of your test. You have to we want to see how will you respond when we tell you know, children? May Allah grant those who don't have kids, kids? I mean, you make dua, it brings you closer to Allah, how will you respond when we tell you, you're going to lose your loved ones?
How will you respond when we tell you, you will be accused of something you didn't do? How will you respond when we when we want to test you by saying
you will, for example, have sins that are very easily committable. And we want to see what you do. So the Quran says that when a person has easy access to sin, and they remain away from it, those people are far higher in piety than a person who never had access to the sun in the first place.
I hope you just understood what I said. So those who are able to, for example, dress in an inappropriate way. And nobody would, in fact, people would encourage them in that direction. and still they decide, and they choose to dress appropriately. They are the ones who who are passing their tests, those who have the whole lot of beat CDs, and they still give it all up. They are the ones whom who have perhaps better exam results. It's a last test. Allah says we gave you money, just to see how will you use it. And yet we blow it on certain things. Sometimes you have people gambling it out, you know. And sometimes we have them doing wrong things. You have a wedding, for example, in
your home? Do you separate it or not? Do you have a function that will please us or not? It's just a test and we're going to go through it once or twice in your life. And then that exam is over your result is written and then you wait for the day you're given your certificate, Allahu Akbar, but we have weddings. And then what we do is we forget Allah, that's all. And then we want happiness in the waiting. So Allah has forgotten and then Allahu Akbar, and then we want to pass the examination. So Allah says, hang on, we will still give you a chance to rewrite the exam, although we are not going to make you go through that same wedding again, but rewrite it by Toba and repentance. That's all
beautiful. SubhanAllah imagine,
as you've written your examination, you are in the exam room outside before your results come out. someone tells you Hey, you wrote the wrong answer. So you just stand by the by the door there and say I'm sorry, this is the right answer. And they say okay, you got it right. Law Kabbalah that can happen with Allah alone, where you you make Toba? After you've committed the sin, you wrote the wrong answer. Then you stand and you say yeah, Allah forgive me. I won't do it again. Now I know the proper answer. Allah says my worship, I waited for that you still have time you still alive.
Amazing, amazing mercy of an amazing rub. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to understand why He created us and how and why we are going to go back to him. So Allah says, and mentioned the day when he will gather them all and then say to the angels did these people used to worship you? That's a question. Allah says, tell them. There were people who used to worship the angels they used to use to worship Jin Qin, they used to worship things thinking that these were other things Allah told you and I do not worship the angels do not worship jincheng do not worship mankind do not worship creatures do not worship anything. No sticks, no stones, no graves, no trees,
no animals, no nothing besides Allah. Allah alone is the owner of worship. That's Islam. That is the core of Islam. That is what makes you a Muslim La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, La ilaha illAllah. It means there is none worthy of worship besides Allah. Read that a million times and ask yourself What does it mean? There is none worthy of what
Wish we said it since we were kids, but we never thought we did not think of its meaning. So we worship this shape and this saint and this grave and this tree and so on. Not realizing that but we are there is none worthy
of worship besides Allah, and Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam, Abu rasuluh, who is his is his slave, His Messenger, the final messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala he too worships Allah alone. abdun means a worshiper off, he is his worship and messenger. It means it's labor. So we ask a lot to make us more conscious of words we utter, because my mothers and sisters, the devil comes to us and makes us say words that we never ever ponder over their meanings. So there is none worthy of worship besides Allah. So the angels will be asked a question on that day, did these people used to worship you? So they will say, the angels will say, Exalted are You Oh Allah, you are Allah, our benefactor,
excluding them, which means not them. You are the one who is in absolute control you give us you provide for us, you are in charge of us, not them. Rather, they used to worship the jinn, most of them were believers in them.
Did you hear that? The Quran says most most of them were believers in them. The genie includes jinn kind, devil kind, shayateen and so on. The devil comes to us we are quick to respond when Allah comes to us. We don't want when a verse is recited to us that does not suit us finished, we just kick it aside and say I'm not interested whether it's inheritance, or no matter what else it is, there are so many topics that sometimes don't suit us, so we just keep them off. And why because we want more money. We want more wealth. We want what we think is happiness. Allah says you won't get happiness. You will only survive in this world with a content heart if you surrender that same heart
to the owner of contentment, who is Allah
glava powerful power.
If you are doubting whether or not you would like to surrender to the owner of contentment, then do not expect that contentment. You'll be happy. Look what Allah says Allah, Allah Allah He laufen, Allah him.
Latina armano What can we behold the friends of Allah, no fear ever upon them, nor will they grieve. So no matter what happens in the dunya, as well as in the era, no fear overtakes, you know, do you grieve because you know that Allah is your up Who are these people who never fear and never grieve? They are the ones who believe and Medina armano, aka, those who believe and they used to fear Allah, they used to be conscious of Allah all the time, conscious of my maker, I'm going to go back to him. If we have these qualities, we won't fear nor will we grieve because every time fear is trying to creep into us, Allah and our belief in Allah overcomes that condition that we are beginning to enter
into, and it's suddenly erased. We feel good, we feel happy. We are smiling all the time. People sometimes smiles so much that you never know what they are concealing inside. They go through lots of tests, but they're still happy. They are not fearful. They know that Allah loves them. And they know that every test is an opportunity to get closeness to Allah. Amazing. Amazing.
So my mothers and sisters, Allah says Allah subhanho wa Taala.
They used to worship the jinn, most of them were believers in the gym.
You know, sometimes we have people and this is a very big crisis in the oma where small things happen. We go to some molana and some chef and we say, someone did something on me and they
are bold enough to tell you that yes, someone definitely did something on you. That's why you're failing. And you know what the name of the person is X, Y, or Z. And sometimes they tell you, it's from amongst your own relatives. Now, I want to pause for a moment because believe me, we've been through this before, when they tell you someone has did something to you. A lot of the times it's based on information given to them by the jinn and the jinn are liars. If there is a pious gene, it will have nothing to do with mankind goes away. It does its own thing. They have their own systems. Those are the pious Jim they call them the clean ones, they call them, the worshipping ones, the
Muslim ones, they never ever come close to any of mankind. But it is those who come close to these people who claim to know who did what upon you or me, and they give you a name of a person or they tell you it's from you amongst your own family. 100% of the time they are lying, they are lying 100% In fact, 110% of the time they are lying. We need to know this. The reason is, you will say every time this person passes, I get a migraine, or I faint that's because the devil makes you faint yet they are still innocent. Allahu Akbar. Every time this person passes my house that that molana told me did something on me. I faint I get these cramps. I this happens to me that happens to me. Well,
to be honest, this
gene is making that happen to you. Not because that person was guilty, they are innocent, but they want you to worship them when Allah says, none knows the unseen besides Allah, then we start saying no so does the gene and so does that molana down the road.
So that is association of partnership with Allah which is unforgivable, unforgivable. It's actually something that is and people are so convinced because they see stupid signs of the dunya in front of them. They see little signs. Oh, I know. Definitely because I've got a problem with her. You know, when I when I see things I see her face in the ceiling. Yes, it happens. That Genie showing you her face. She's innocent. Still, she's innocent.
Allahu Akbar. We our Eman is weak, we are sinful. Sometimes we do so many wrong things. And then we expect not to be attacked by the devil. And then sometimes these people who come and give us names don't realize that shaytans main aim is to make us associate partners with Allah and to destroy family relations so that we can commit sin upon sin, Allahu Akbar. So they will come to you or me and they will tell you x y and Zed. If you tell the jinn, you are lying, the jinn will give you another name.
I know. And if you tell the jinn, you're still lying, the jinn will give you a third name and continue giving names of all your friends and family until he was lonely in one corner of your home until your husband's name comes out and so does your kids and your parents. And then what happens? Only Allah knows May Allah protect us. So this is why never worship the devil. Allah says here in this verse, and this is a very, it's a very solid, somber verse, where Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying quite clearly that the angels will say Exalted are You overly rather these people used to worship the jinn, most of them were believers in them? May Allah protect us first number 42. Allah
says, but today the day of judgment, you do not hold for one another the power of benefit or harm, it's a law who's in control.
And we will say to those who wronged taste the punishment of the Fire which you use to deny, Allah protect us, we believe in the fire and we believe it is the truth. And we believe we should actively work to protect ourselves from it. May Allah forgive our sins. Yeah, Allah forgive our sins. We've done so many sins, we've lost count of the sins we've committed.
And sometimes you don't even realize that what we've just done is a sin. Sometimes we are so convinced that what we did is right, not realizing it's actually totally wrong. So May Allah forgive us for that and guide us ask Allah for guidance. Sometimes we commit sins that are deadly without realizing that our world is turned upside down. And then the alpha is turned up turned upside down. You know, I had this morning, someone was telling me that, so and so and so and so and so and so and these people made me go through so much. But look, they're enjoying life, why doesn't love fix them up? So I said, What are you bothered about them being fixed up, that's a lost job, Allah will do
whatever he wants, he might do it here, he might do it there and he might do it here and there. But that's a lost job. You don't worry, your concern, and your desperation to witness their punishment so that it can suit your heart is actually making you more depressed. So you just carry on with your own life for as long as you are saved from them. And for as long as everything carries on in the right direction for you. Why bother about whether or not they taste the punishment in this world? So Allah my choose to give them a lovely life. Beautiful, excellent. So that's our last choice and allow my choose to turn their world upside down. Now Allah Subhana, Allah to Allah grant us
Then Allah says, and when our Verses are recited to them as clear evidences, they say, Listen, my dear mothers and sisters, listen carefully. This verse makes me cry, it gives me a lot of comfort.
When our Verses are recited to them as clear evidences, right?
this is not a man who wishes to avert you from that which your fathers were worshipping. You see, whenever clear verses come to them, the disbelievers what happens they are quick to say no, this man is mad. He's He's a deviant, he's diverted, he's astray. And don't listen to him.
He wants to divert you from what your forefathers were worshipping. This is what Allah says, imagine my job, the one who made me is telling me and this is why I get so much comfort from it. Because really, it applies to me in my life and to you in your life. Whenever you hear the right things, people will tell you Hey, watch out. Don't listen to this. It's dangerous, it's deadly. You know what they want to just avoid you and divert you from what your forefathers did? Well, if what my forefathers did was right Alhamdulillah and if what they did was wrong, then your hammer home Allah may Allah have mercy on them and on me as well.
So, when our Verses are recited to them as clear evidences, they say this is not but a man who wishes to avert you from that which your forefathers or your fathers were worshipping. And they say, this is not but a lie invented. They say this is a lie.
And those who disbelieve, say of the truth when it has come to them that this is obvious magic appears magic. So they blame the the people who promote the truth. They blame them to be liars, they blame them to be magicians, and they blame them saying that these people would like to divert you from what your fathers have been doing all these generations. Well, if our fathers were doing what was right and handle life, they were doing what was wrong, they will answer for their deeds, and we will answer for our deeds. So why must we continue following that which was wrong? Imagine if people were to tell you one plus one is three. And you say my grandfather taught me that? Who is this
teacher here? Well, you are the fool.
The calculator will tell you one plus one is two you say no. metadata. My father told me three Who's this calculator here?
Allah He will we are laughing because it's a fact we do that with religion. Open clear cut verses of the Quran and we say Dada, if Dada was understanding those verses and hamdulillah May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us? Alexander's ease and goodness for life, while we make dua for our forefathers that, you know, really, they they work very hard according to their own capacities and capabilities, where they were correct and handled that way they were wrong. May Allah forgive them and guide us and where we are wrong. May Allah forgive us and guide us to? So it's a constant search. Look, people will tell you if these people are deviant Well, most probably they are right because the
people who are on the right path won't always tell you this and that about this one and they do the right thing and they carry on. But you find the right work irritates those who are on the wrong path. Why? Because it's correct. That which is correct. irritates that which is wrong. May Allah protect us all and grant us goodness, that's verse number 43. For me, if I just read that verse a few times a day, or a few times whenever I'm feeling a little bit low when you hear people attack you here and there and you say, well, they did it to Mohammed Salah salam, it's a sign of acceptance, you have to have a healthy, beautiful, solid chunk of, of prime enemies who are out to
get you That's all. That's when you know you're heading in the right direction. Alhamdulillah you propel you increase, you try and remain as positive of you as you can. And you thank Allah for those whom he has planted with you. You thank Allah for those whom he has planted to support you to stand by your side, those whom you look at and they bring a smile to your face. You thank Allah for that because Allah knows that on one hand, you will have diehard enemies and the other hand you have diehard supporters.
love Allah subhanho wa Taala make us realize what is the truth even when we are going wrong? May Allah guide us back to the straight path and keep us on it.
So then verse number 44, Allah says, and we had not given them any scriptures which they could study.
And we had not sent them before you or Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam any Warner, you are the first one that came to them. And still they have this audacity to say what they're saying, we did not give them a scripture before you your people have Mecca. And nor did we send them a messenger before you You are the first that scripture was the first for these people of origin so on.
So they still have the audacity to say our forefathers, the forefathers were worshipping idols, they were worshipping people, they were worshipping stones, they used to worship
animals and they used to worship objects.
And they used to worship the the nature and so on. So Allah is saying, Look at him, we sent them scriptures and we sending them a messenger and now they saying he's a magician, they saying he's a liar, and they saying that he's a deviant.
Then verse number 45, Allah says, and those before them denied,
and they have not attained even a 10th of what we had given them, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. You know when you hear the word Misha, when you hear the word Misha, it means one 10th. So what is Allah saying, Allah saying, the people before you had denied us, we destroyed them to smithereens, but you don't even have one 10th of what we gave them in terms of power, might wealth and so on, yet you think you are going to be saved luck about if you had a voxel of 1969 and you bashed into the wall, the wall would break. Today, if you have the latest Mercedes of 2013 and you knock into a wall you won't have a Mercedes the wall will be intact.
Why? It is not one 10th of the strength of the voxel of 1960. You didn't know that.
Long rock bottom look at the example we've got to give in order for us to to understand. So my mothers and sisters Allah is telling us you want to be saved when what you have is not even one 10th of the myton the strength and the power and the ability that those people were given yet they were totally destroyed. Imagine the voxel of 1960 went into a wall and it was finished completely then
What does the Mercedes of 2013 stand in terms of a chance?
Absolutely no, it will be blown by the wind. May Allah grant us good use of our motor vehicles. I mean,
I mean, not that I have anything against Mercedes Well, it's a beautiful car. Mashallah especially the S Class is 63 is a lovely vehicle.
My mothers and sisters, here you have verse number 44. Allah is saying, and we had not given them scriptures, we went through that verse, verse number 45, and those before them denied, and they have not attained meaning, and they, meaning the people of Mecca have not even attained a 10th of what we had given them, but
they denied my messages. So how terrible was my reproach? I've already explained this verse to you that the people before denied they were much stronger, but they would destroy Why do we think if we deny, we will not be destroyed? Do we think we are more mighty Allah says No, you're not. You're weaker. You know, they today I spent three days for example, in the rural areas, and believe me, it saps you, it drains you. It you. You know you get headaches, you get dehydrated you get sunburned, you feel so just because of three days, they live their whole lives they love. They were people who live and they are still people who live in hearts and we live under whatever whatever. We have all
the facilities, we have air conditioning and everything and still we faint of dehydration, Allahu Akbar. And then we still think that Allah is not going to get us to grab us for what we've been doing. Now Allah forgive us. Toba is the way out mothers and sisters seeking Allah forgiveness and changing our ways. That's the way out let's continue.
So Allah says, say
this is beautiful, too good. So sweet. So true. Allah says oh Mohamed Salah Salam tell them
I only advise you of one thing. There's only one thing you need to do. This is what Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam was instructed to advise. He says I only advise you one thing, what is that thing that you stand for Allah seeking truth, in pairs and individually? And then give it a thought?
Give it a thought. Give what a thought.
Your companion is not mad? Didn't you say moments ago that he was mad? So Allah is saying your companion is not mad. What he is telling you is not madness. He is a warning to you before a severe punishment. That's all.
Allah if you read this verse, it is so powerful, so beautiful, so magnificent. Allah is saying O Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam tell them that we only want you to do one thing.
What is it?
We want you to stand for Allah and search for the truth, whether you do it in pairs, or individually, and tell yourself that this man who's come to us with this powerful message is not a madman. But he's only a warner to you before a severe punishment.
Let's stop there.
What Allah is saying, so Hannah, what Allah is, you see as humankind, when we are corrected, we are quick to say that's a madman, that's a jealous person, this person is a brat. This person is wrong. This person is like that this person is a stray. But what they are saying is the truth. It is absolute nail on the head. That's what it is. But we don't like it. Why? Men, it's the nature of men. Men doesn't like to be told in most cases. So they fail the test. They fail the test, your teacher is telling you, like I always give the example. One plus one is two. But because your forefathers Told you it was three, you tell the people this teacher is a stray, he's a madman, we're
gonna make his life difficult. We're gonna sort him out. We're not going to listen to him from tomorrow, normal school. That's what we do.
Well, who lost out you? Why? Because your answer was wrong. And you did not want what was right. That's all you denied. The quicker you agree that one plus one is two, the sooner you will be able to pass your exam and move on to the next year. And the sooner you will have contentment and earn the pleasure of Allah that you are. You can apply my statement I said in everything completely from top to bottom, you can apply if you are powerful in application.
This is what Allah is saying. Allah is saying, look, we sent a man to you, he's not a madman. Just think about it. What he said maybe you don't like maybe you will have to adjust a lot in order to understand it in order to be able to put it into practice. But that is the answer. That is the way forward there is no other way. Not at all. So the sooner you get on board, the sooner you will be able to have your happiness, your contentment with or without what your whims and fancies desire. So when you've aimed in life to have one thing and you don't ever get it, you still the happiest person in the dunya because now you're convinced that Allah is in charge and he just doesn't want to give
it to me. And if he doesn't want to give it to me, I'll handle I'm happy. It's like when Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam his children were taken away from him one by one in the form of death. He always said Oh Allah for you is what belonged to you in the first place and for you is what you do.
Go away. You took it away. 100 we're not competing with you. We are happy with your decree and decision. If this is what you decide we're not competing with it, it's yours. It was always yours. We thank you for giving us the chance to look after it for a little while. How many of us can say that about our own children if they were to go before us, we become depressed. We look for a reason to blame so that we feel nice and comfortable. So that you know what this happened. But this was the whole thing. No, Allah said, This is what will happen to test you don't fail your test.
May Allah grant us goodness, yes, it's easier to say than to act but it is the action upon it, that will earn us paradise.
So Allah says all Mohamed Salah Salam tell them I only advise you one thing stand for Allah seeking the truth. search for the truth all the time, search for it high and low heart. And this is why I've always said my mothers and sisters, I don't know what's going to happen to a person who died without having read the meaning of the Quran. I don't know. I cannot guarantee anything. Nobody can guarantee anything anyway, but it's worse, that you died, you actually died and you never read what Allah sent to you. You never understood it. Come on, you make me you actually allowed yourself to die without having gone through the translation of the words of your own maker who made you.
What are you going to tell Allah? He says, I sent you a book, you say what book already I decided it but you did not ever try to understand what we said. You have no answer. May Allah not do that to us. I cannot put it across more powerfully than what I just said. It's a law who can convince us make the time every day to go through a page or two in the English language like I told you Sorry, international mothers and sisters, I can offer you an offer.
Anyone who wants a copy of the International put your names down, I'll try and get it for you for free. By the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala we get a piece of paper on condition that you attend this session because it shows that you are a serious person who really wants to go through the deen and don't collect for other people No, you can photocopy it for them.
And I will try within the next few weeks or a month to get you as many copies as we need to fulfill the gap of the sister so that you can read the beautiful words of Allah subhanho wa Taala and they will shake you and move you believe me, they will wake you up if your life doesn't change with the words of Allah nothing else will change your life nothing because that's the most powerful word.
So I give you that offer anyone has a piece of paper you can get it across to one of my nieces they inshallah and you write the names down as you exiting who it is put your name, your number, your name, your number gel and they will get hold of you in a few weeks. I will try to bring it from wherever I have to in order to get it across to you the most simple English translation I've ever come across Sahih International and it is correct it's a good one Mashallah.
So now Allah says, say, whatever payment I might have asked of you, it is yours my payment is only from Allah.
And he is over all things witness. This is verse number 47 of the same surah if I were to just read the,
the Arabic masala to come in again for who Allah come in Nigeria Allah Allah Allah.
So Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is being instructed to say that my reward is actually with Allah. I am not asking you have anything whatever I've asked you in terms of Zakat, if you have had to pay zakat and so on, it's for you not for me, it's actually for you and your benefit to reach out to one another. That is something for your benefit, but you need to know that for myself. I've asked you nothing, absolutely nothing.
And I have been instructed Allah subhanho wa Taala says here wahoo Allah coalition Shaheed that Allah is indeed witness over all things Allah subhanho wa Taala is witness over all things. Then say indeed my lord projects the truth He is the Knower of the unseen alamelu. Allah is the Knower of the unseen, some of this knowledge of the unseen he he provides it to the some of the those whom he has chosen, such as Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam was given a part of the knowledge of the unseen in the sense that Allah told him certain things that were unseen to us. So, this is our last choice, but the Knower of the unseen is only one, the knower of the absolute unseen is only Allah, none but
Allah there is no Sheikh with him in that particular quality of his or for that matter in any qualities or names of his May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us.
Say, the truth has come and falsehood can neither begin anything nor repeat.
Imagine, say the truth has come. Once you understand the message of Allah, once you go through it, once you realize the man is not a madman, once you realize that the message is solid. Then Allah says, say the truth has come and the falsehood cannot
The beginning anything no repeated is gone and gone forever. It's over. This expression alludes to complete inability, meaning that false would was abolished. Totally. Say, if I should, I would only against myself, but if I am guided, it is by what my lord reveals to me. Indeed he is hearing and near, Allah is hearing, he hears everything and he is very, very near. You remember this, my mothers and sisters, no matter what you're going through, Allah is hearing everything and he knows he is very, very near, he is nearer to us than we are to ourselves.
the next verse, verse number 51. And if you could see when they are terrified, but there is no escape, and they will be seized from a place nearby. This is obviously connected to a few things.
This is more of a glimpse of the hereafter.
And also at the point of the death of a person, we have absolutely no way to run, knowing.
Today, if someone is hunting you down, you can run here run they do whatever. But believe me, Death comes in always. So listen, if you could see when they are terrified,
there is no escape. And they will be seized from a place nearby.
Allahu Akbar, we cannot run away from Allah, nor will those who have transgressed, be able to run away from Allah.
And they will then say, we believe in it too late.
If they say we believe in it afterwards, it's too late. We've got to believe in it. Now. What's the point of belief after you've seen, it's no longer called belief.
So they will then say we believe in it, but how for them will be the taking of faith from a place far away? May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who understand.
They had already disbelieved in it before,
and would assault the unseen from a place far away. Now if we go back to the footnote, we'll see what it says here. They used to, they used to deny, they used to verbally utter make utterances that would be of denial of the truth. So Allah says, they have already
sitting far away when they were in the dunya. They used to say all dirty things, now it's too late.
So then Allah says, and this is the last verse of the Quran, sorry, of this particular Surah Surah Saba, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and prevention will be placed between them, and what they desire, as was done with their kind before. Indeed they were in disquieting doubt, meaning they were in denial, they were in denial, May Allah not make us from amongst those, Allah says, what people desire,
what they loved, what they wanted, there will be a barrier between them and those items, those things or those people
The same had happened to the to those before.
If you want goodness in the aff era, you need to work towards goodness in the dunya May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all, May He grant us every form of goodness, these were beautiful verses of this particular surah obviously, we went into detail with some and some we did not go in with so much detail but the message is loud and clear. Let's understand the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala let's not be like those who always call those who call us towards the truth astray. And let's be from amongst those who realize and understand the message and the effort that is put in it. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala accept from us even a little bit through His mercy, May He grant us
forgiveness and may He make us love one another for his sake and may He make us focus upon gender and the era in such a way that all the difficulties of this dunya become so easy and become just an issue by the way inshallah we meet again sometime Remember to get the names down for anyone who would like a copy of that sorry International. We will try and get that as soon as possible. May Allah protect us was Allahu wa salam robotic Allah Nabina Muhammad Subhana Allah Subhana Allah Mohammed, Shadow Allah Allah Allah and Mr. Furukawa tabula