Channel: Mufti Menk
A lecture delivered “At The Peak” Convention in Hong Kong. Mention is made of some of the trials and the glad tidings that followed within the lives of the Messengers of Allah Almighty peace be upon them all. Lessons drawn for us to be inspired by and learn from.
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam. O Allah Rasool Allah, Allah Allah He was happy
or praise is indeed due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household companions, may Allah bless them all. May Allah bless every one of you, and may Allah bless our offspring to come up to the end, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all paradise. I mean,
my brothers and sisters, something very important to know is that Allah subhanho wa Taala has mercy dictated that he's sending to us messages.
Imagine if we did not know the purpose on Earth.
If we did not know our purpose on Earth, the reason we would create it, and if no one explained it to us, if Allah did not have messengers, to tell us why we were created, imagine
what would have happened.
Allah subhanho wa Taala, through His mercy decided and dictated that from the beginning. He would send instruction, you and I know that the first of whole the human species was Adam alayhi salatu salam, and thereafter Eve or Hawa, may peace be on her.
Right at that time, Allah subhanho wa Taala already knew it was decreed destiny, what was going to happen. So shaper came and what he did was,
according to the narrations from outside of gentlemen, from outside of gentlemen, he was beaming. He was beaming the Westwater the whispers through to Adam alayhis salam and his wife, however, why do I say from outside of gentlemen, because when he refused to Prostrate to Adam alayhis, salam, Allah subhanho wa Taala removed him from Jelena, right?
Allah says that, I have removed you, and
you will not enter again here, which means the agenda. So if Allah makes mention of this, then surely he believes or Satan, the devil was not in general.
So there are several explanations, but the one I prefer is from outside, he was beaming today, it's easily understood, we have Wi Fi, we have the internet, you know, you actually turn on your phones now you can catch.
What can you catch
the signal of someone who's outside from their mobile phone if the hotspot is on, right shavon has his hotspot, I promise you, and we catch his signal all the time. And the problem is, there is no password. So you can imagine what happens to us. He keeps on coming. And he keeps on telling us things and he keeps on interrupting our you know, our devices. And he
I'm sure you know that when there is a device, you don't just connect onto it. It could be virus. If you come to my house, you know my daughter is seated here. She probably laugh at this. You come to my house, the Wi Fi is named virus v i R Us. That's my Wi Fi. Why did I do it? Because when you see the network from my home, you're not going to log on to there. No way. It's called virus, right? So people laugh. They say why is this but it's common sense for me to say if I don't want any one to just come and you know, enjoy a free ride. Give it a name. So what happens a lot of the times when you log on to someone else's Wi Fi, it could be a virus, they could be wanting to download
information or they could be contaminating your phone with something that is going to slow it down or a bug. That's what shavon does. And that's what he did from the very beginning. This is why I say from outside of gentlemen, he actually beamed all this Westwater. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, so I was was Allahumma shavon Winnie obey the Allah
nema wacana Kuma buku man honey Chateau de la
una de de la salle says shavon whispered his whispers to Adam and Eve May peace be upon them. And he said the following to them What did he say?
Then, through those whispers.
He said, You have not been prohibited from eating from this tree except for the following reasons and he gave them two reasons. He says, you could have become angels or you could live forever. You could live forever.
And according to some other verses
you could live forever. Have a good look at Elijah.
Woman King Leia blah. Two things shaman says, Can I show you a tree if you eat from it? Listen to this, if you eat from it.
This what will happen? You will live forever.
Now many of us here we'd like to live a long healthy life. You know when you give someone that does not give you a long and healthy life. You mean it? But you must hear the amine. mela give you all long and healthy lives.
That was loud enough to prove my point. Okay. So
what happens shavon actually said to Adam alayhis salam through the whispers and to Eve or hawala salat wa salam that if you eat from this tree, you're going to live forever. Wow.
That's something. Secondly, you eat from this tree, you will have ownership of that which will never deplete that which will never deplete. Now we're worried about sustenance, what's the point of me living to 150 years, 65 years down the line, I'm retired, and I made redundant and after that I live on a pension that does not actually meet my needs. But if someone says no, no, no, we give you a million dollars a day forever and ever. You would want to live for centuries agree. That's what she founded. He says you will have a kingdom that will not own a ship that will not deplete and you will live forever. Now these are called glad tidings. But from the wrong source.
These are glad tidings. I mean, someone's telling you, would you like money? Yeah, that's good news, man. Would you like to live long? You know, your back problem? We have a back problem. Right. And we suffer so badly. Chapin is saying you want everything to be sorted out? Yeah, don't worry, we get it sorted. Going in from the street. Listen carefully. My brothers and sisters, I've chosen to start this way for a very, very strong reason.
Shake man is saying I'm offering you good health, or I'm offering you this. I'm offering you a long life. I'm offering you lots of wealth. But you have to eat from this tree. But that's the same tree that Allah Almighty prohibited you from.
Right? Allah says, Don't do that. shaitaan says no, no, no, do it today in our lives. They are glad tidings that the devils give us we run for them. And we are not bothered whether or not they are in accordance with the law of Allah. Whether they break that law or not. We're sick. We're ill, I promise you every one of us. Okay, let me do my little survey here. How many of you have put your hands up very high, have never been sick in your life? Not even a cough? Put up your hand.
Not one. Agree. But one besides the baby at the back? Who doesn't know what I was talking about? Okay. Subhan Allah, May Allah give us all good health say I mean?
Why? Why have we all faced sickness, because that's part of your test. It's part of your tests. It's like me asking you how many of you have never ever solved a better one plus one in your life? You started with it from grade one. That's the one of the first things they taught you, right? You have to have gone through it. It's part of your test. The same applies when I have a sickness, it's a basic test, Allah testing you, and He will keep you sick and Ill sometimes for a long, long time, as part of your test, you pass it or you fail it. That's the test from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So a lot promises you and Allah gives you glad tidings that if you understand my test, if you go through
it with patience, if you endure, then what I share is savini. La Vina
Allah says, Give glad tidings to those who bear patience to those who persevere to those who practice restraint, give glad tidings to those
who are charged up when it comes to doing good and who stay away from bad all that is part of sober Allison
give good news to those who may suffer. And unlike gives an example of it by saying those whom when calamity befalls them, they say, indeed we belong to Allah and unto Allah is our return.
But unfortunately, sometimes when we have sinks when we are not well, for a prolonged time, we tend
to want to believe that someone did something to us. That's the first way shape on destroys your life.
Why you were sick for two years, for five years, because the doctors didn't know that it was just a rebalancing of your hips, your you know, and your your your spine, perhaps all you needed some. You needed a podiatrist, perhaps to check your feet and to give you a little soul to put into your shoes so that you could walk a little bit better, and every sickness you had would have gone, including your migraines.
But no one picked it up for two years, three years, five years. And you kept believing that it was your sister in law.
You kept believing that, you know, my husband's brother has a wife. Okay, what about that wife, she is totally and absolutely innocent. Maybe you don't get along with her. Maybe, perhaps. But due to queues, people don't blame them, because you see that initial trap of shape and we get back to its shape and promises you everything if you go through the wrong door. That's why you can become wealthy, either by stealing or by working hard. If you steal, you can also be rich overnight, but you will suffer the consequences of it.
And if you work hard, it's going to take you years to build your empire and to afford a few things. But it will come with lots of Baraka and goodness, it keeps you occupied.
And you're a happy man you can sleep at night without worrying who's watching. When you stolen any knock or any sound that you hear or a siren or a blue light already depresses you
and sends you you know, somewhere else because you think to yourself, maybe they're here to catch me because you know what you did? So shame on also there are two ways of being cured. One is through the glad tidings when Allah says Bashir is suffering, give glad tidings to those who are patient to those who enjoy glad tidings of what glad tidings of the pleasure of Allah upon them. Allah will be pleased with them.
So the good news is for those who endure, and this is why the messengers of Allah were the ones who endured the most.
they endured the most nobody can say they've endured more than Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam because Allah loved him the most. That's why I said, Allah says when you've endured I love you more. We're not ready to endure. Look at AU Balinese Salaam. What was the good news he had, he had good health, he had children, he had wealth, a lot took away his children, his health and his wealth. And he was ashamed to ask Allah to grant him the cure, and to bring back what was taken from him. So had Allah because he was saying to himself, I have enjoyed the bliss that Allah has bestowed upon me for so many years. My sickness is not even 10% of the duration of the gifts that I had, how can I start
calling to Allah I'd rather enjoy notice the words that were used by the messengers when they called out to Allah not all of them asked Allah pinpointing what they wanted. Look at you Bala. Salaam the Prophet, may peace be upon him. Do you know what he said?
Did he say Allah give me back this and give me back that no.
At a certain stage he only told Allah because Allah knows better than you and I what you and I are going through right? The sickness you have Allah knows better than you what it is. Sometimes we don't even know wrong diagnosis. So a humanity Salam says
Why are you back if nada bamboo
Nima Sania Sonny boo
our hammer Rafi mean that's it?
has afflicted me.
And you are the Most Merciful of those who have mercy. That's it. He didn't say well I lost my house. All I lost my kids all I lost my wealth or law. Everything is gone. I want you to restore it.
He didn't say anything of that nature. He said all I you know what I'm going through, you know it and your message.
That's the conviction that they had.
What does Allah say? This man called out to Allah saying Allah I know you're merciful. I know you are kind. I know you are the Most Merciful of the Mercer's, I am convinced the conviction is on the highest possible level. His wife told him according to him nicotine, Rama to lie in Casasola via his wife tells him
Why don't you call out to Allah? You're a prophet of Allah. He says, No, no, no, no. How many years? Was I healthy for X amount? How many years did I lose my house for? Why the disparity between X and Y the X is far longer than the Y i cannot do this. I have to thank Allah by now enduring which means if you've had days where you've made a profit, there will be days when you've made a loss. If you've had years where you made a profit, there will be months where you will make a loss. But the disparity look at it for years, you enjoy it for months. You didn't. We are healthy Alhamdulillah the bulk of us are generally healthy. We're all sitting here we have reasonable health, small
matters. So we've been healthy for the last 30 years. Unless it's for one or two years, we're gonna test you out of how many out of 30 years, two years you've been the bed may or may not do that to us, and May Allah grant cure to those who have any sickness and illness. I mean, but the example I'm giving you is we become so despondent, there is good news in the Quran, in the stories of the messengers, because when we go to them, we will learn what they did. And we are reassured regarding the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah says festa, Giovanna muhfucka, Chef, nabee Mu boo, Tina
Allahu Akbar, Allah says, as a result of that of the Prophet alayhi salam, he just said, You are the Most Merciful of those who have mercy. Allah says, We responded. What did we do? We remove every evil that he was going through, and we gave him double what was taken away from him. So do you know what happened to him? He had so much then it was all taken away. He was patient for a long time. When it came back to him it came back double what he had before he lost it.
This is why I always say to people, the proof is in the Koran, the glad tidings in the Quran. If your factory burned down totally your business suffered the loss right to the ground will lie if you are patient and you endure in a proper way for the sake of Allah, what Allah will replace for you will definitely be way beyond what he took from you.
The same applies in your marriage, if you've been through a divorce, or you have been widowed some way or another, if you end your if you do not become despondent and depressed, and you are convinced that Allah has a better plan, that divorce or that difficulty will lead you to a relationship that was way better than what you lost. But you need the patience. You need the time. You need not to say to Allah, that Oh Allah, when is this coming? When is it coming? I've been calling out to you for 40 days, 40 days to Panama.
I remember one of the youngsters I think I might have said this the last time here. When I told him if you read your Salah on time, Allah will respond to your call. He came back to me three days later, he says he hasn't yet responded. I've been reading Salah for three days. I said what are you talking about? You make a dedicated, you know, you make it you, you dedicate yourself you make a promise. And you follow that through with a conviction within you that you are going to carry on. even beyond that is responded, why Allah sometimes doesn't give us because we become holy for as long as we have the problem. So we say Allah, I'm calling out to you grant me how as soon as the
health is restored, the Koran says that human nature makes you go back into your sin. Because why no longer see. So now go back. So Allah says we rather keep you the way you are, so that you are close to us that Allah Subhana Allah, you see how Allah says we love those who based Allah Subhana Allah. So Allah is Allah was granted that
they are there is another beautiful example, powerful, powerful example.
The example of the Prophet Yunus alayhis salam, and we're talking about glad tidings regarding the prophets. Okay, so how I've decided to tackle the topic is to make it as relevant as possible to our lives. Okay, we all go through problems and issues. What are the glad tidings that come out of this? The messengers definitely gave glad tidings of gender. I spoke about that slightly yesterday. The messengers definitely gave glad tidings about what will happen to those who worship Allah, the goodness in this world and the next I discussed that yesterday when I was speaking about the Quran. So today, I want to talk to you about glad times
things inside difficulty. What we learned through the messengers, the glad tidings that came Yunus Allah is Salam. He was the Beloved of Allah. At his time, he was the best the top at his time. He was the Nabhi. Without a doubt, what happened to him? One day he got upset because his people were not listening. And he decided I'm going. So as he's going, he realized, you know what, hey, I think this was the wrong thing to do here, you know? So,
Allah subhanho wa Taala caused certain things to happen. One of the things that happened was,
he jumped into a ship, okay.
And this is according to Nicosia, Rahmatullah alayhi wa sallam via again in the stories of the prophets that he makes mention of the sending part of it is in the Koran, but the details is mentioned in this book. So
as he's going, and he jumped onto the ship, the ship began to sink and they decided, you know, we got to get rid of a few people that have to jump. So one of the things they drew lots and they asked him, he was one of those who had to jump. The people said, No, he's a pious man. Let's try and draw lots again. You know, it's unfazed. Like how some people they don't know how to name their children, right? So they're arguing husband and wife arguing regarding four names, whether you keep the name, you know, Hannah, Roseanne, or Sam or frozen. My own kids name. Okay. So now there's an argument which one is it? So the dad says this the mum says that someone else says this someone else says
that and guess what? Then we decide we put it into the hat. Put in the hat we pick up one that dad doesn't like that says no, that's not fair. Try again.
That's what the dads do. You know, then you pick up another one still he didn't like he says no, that's not fair. Try again. When it's GCC. Yeah, that's that's the one that's That's it. That's it. What happened? He goes around bragging that, you know, we picked the name from a lot because we were all like, sort of arguing about Yes, that we know what happened. We know what happened. Anyway, going back to this story. So when they pick you know, Salah is Salaam, genuinely the people said no, he's a pious man. Rather than losing him. We'd rather actually pick someone else. So they decided to pick again, his name came in again. They decided to pick a third time his name came in, and he had
But Allah had a better plan for him when he went in. He was swallowed
by a big fish. You know, there's an argument wasn't the way it was it not a way. Whatever it was, it was a big fish. It's called the hood. Okay, fine. This is not the whale's mouth don't open so much and it can't swallow. And it can. I don't want to get into that argument because I wasn't there at the time. But what I do know is its quote unquote, quoting the Arabic language means a massive fish. Okay, a big fish. So he was swallow and the Quran says falola and bukan, Amina Musa, Allahu Akbar, do you know what that means? Had he not been from among those who constantly praised us?
He would have remained there forever.
That means because every day in his life, from earlier on, he used to praise Allah with a beautiful voice. He used to praise a man with a beautiful voice. And the angels used to carry this every day to the heavens. So one day, they heard the same sound, but coming from a different place. Where was it? Every day the sound used to come from one place that day it was in the water in the ocean further right down in the darkness and in the belly of the so called whale Okay, the big fish right?
sudo CE O Allah is the voice of the servant of yours is the same thing but from a different place.
So Allah says
como Sabina la dee da v Bhavani balgonie, Eli omy obaku. Had he not been from among those who praised Allah constantly. He would have remained in the belly of that fish up to the Day of Resurrection. But because he's to praise Allah, it helped him. This goes to show with us my brothers and sisters. Don't wait for calamity to strike. Before you turn to Allah before you praise Allah say right now so pana la Alhamdulillah La ilaha illa Allah Allahu Akbar, what does it cost you to move your lips? What does it cost you nothing. And the Hadith says keep your lips moisten with the remembrance of Allah. remember Allah, Allah will remember you. For the Guney commits a verse of the
Quran. Remember me, I will remember you the problem with us we forget Allah, we only remember material items of the world. But that's your test. It costs you nothing to say Subhanallah while you're sitting here right now and come to them.
you can repeat to handle as many times as you want, and you can even go beyond.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says he would have remained there but because he remembered Allah, he came out. Now I can explain something beautiful when you are close to Allah, during times of ease, he promises you that during times of difficulty, this is the good news.
during times of difficulty, he will come to you.
He did not say, remember me and you won't have any difficulties? No, he didn't say that. Remember me during days of ease, the Hadith says Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam says that Illa Allah He feels sorry, yeah, if you can.
Get close to Allah, get acquainted with Allah during times of ease, and Allah will get acquainted with you during your days of hardship or difficulty Allah will be with you. So Allah didn't say he's not going to give you the archer. But Allah says he will help you through that hardship. He will make you content you make you realize so Han Allah will make you a happy person.
Now let's go to the to our of Eunice Alayhi Salaam what was the
I enjoy this lie because it's something so motivated for myself? He is now in the belly of this big fish. What would you say? Or like igneous fish agree if I was alive in there you know
I would say oh man take me out of this or not help me out of this fish get me to the top my children look after them while I'm not they helped me to get back to them helped me to see my babies again so on you know that's the dog we would probably make Allah knows best. But he decided no.
level of conviction is very high. Very very I know Allah.
What does he say? La Ilaha Illa
de su baja Naka in Nico to me navali me Lamy. There is none worthy of worship. Besides you, Oh Allah. Indeed. All praise is due to you. I am the one who has done something wrong here. I have oppressed myself.
He stopped. What did he ask? Nothing.
He's just admitting something and declaring praise. He says there is none worthy of worship besides your love. And what I did was wrong, I wronged myself.
So he realized that perhaps where I am right now is because of something I may have done. Let me make peace with Allah so that once I make peace with Allah, He will do the rest.
He will do the rest. And this is why we say when something bad happens to you in your life, the good news is the doors of forgiveness are so wide open, it only leads you to think
of what you've done and seek forgiveness.
The best way of getting sustenance is to seek forgiveness for sinners. Now there is a fine line between seeking forgiveness to earn sustenance and seeking forgiveness to end forgiveness that will then bring about the pleasure of Allah that will then make you a person who has great sustenance from the owner of sustenance. There is a line between it so some people say and I know we worded sometimes this way that if you want to be wealthy if you want to be healthy,
say a strong federal law.
What is meant is not that you sitting at your shop and you're saying stuff or expecting people to come in and buy
that stuff your law should be Oh ALLAH forgive me, which means all I'm wrong. Whatever bad I've done, forgive me for that which I know that which I don't know, as a result, if you do forgive me, you own sustenance, you're the owner of it. You will give me right
Subhana Allah you want to get married? Well, there's a way out.
become friends with Allah. Why is the owner of the hearts Allahu
Allah, you turn the hearts, turn our hearts towards the river, the straight path. So it doesn't mean you know, you see a decent spouse you know, prospective stuff.
That's not the idea. The idea is I'm seeking the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala so that I myself and Allah did we have now a beautiful relationship? So he will just open the doors for me one after the other. You know, when you have a very good relationship with someone.
Do you think they will make life difficult
When you want something that's mine, okay? Give it to him. He's a friend of mine, right? Ally's higher example.
I can see some of the young boys with their lips Mashallah, while it's working and hamdulillah you get immediate inshallah you better mean it. You seek forgiveness of Allah you develop a relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala and the doors start opening. That's good news. Where did we get it from? Look at what Allah subhanho wa Taala says universally Salaam says Allah there is none worthy of worship besides you.
I've wronged myself, you know what Allah says? The man didn't ask anything. He didn't did he ask something? He didn't say a word. He just praised Allah. He says I'm wrong. Allah says Allah festa Giovanna, Jaina Amina,
what can I
we responded to him, and we removed him from that which was distressing him from that which was depressing him
which was worrying him. We removed him from that. And that is how we remove the believers from what distresses them. That's what Allah says. You have a problem La Ilaha Illa.
Don't just say it mean it.
Learn its meaning. This is why when people have issues I always tell them read Surah Taha and surah a Shara, what Maha will either suggest that's the ones who are an alumna Sri Lanka. sandarac. That's the next surah read it. But with its meaning.
Read it with its meaning you need to know what it means when you read it with its meaning. Your problem becomes easy because you realize what Allah is telling his own messenger who was the most beloved to him? What good news is this? It's very good news. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went through hardship and difficulty.
So that we could learn from that example of these messengers, the greatest of creation, what did they do and what happened as a result of what they did?
One was the difficulty. The second thing is what they did as a result of the difficulty. And the third thing is what happened to them as a result of what they did as a result of the difficult. I hope I haven't confused you.
Here we are read the sewers, but what they mean. So when you say La La Land subhanak in economy, Nevada mean, what was the good news? Allah says, We removed him from what was depressing him or stressing him? Or let's use a word.
What was worrying him?
When you're worried
I'll give you another piece of good news. Many of us are growing number of us do not have children, even though we've been married for a long time.
Am I right?
Allah bless you.
But there is good news, glad tidings for you. What's the glad tidings? That is, Your Honor. You just have to surrender to the decree of Allah. Allah chose you sometimes for a different purpose. And sometimes Allah will give you the child after you've cried to him for 10 years.
What happened? You gained 10 years of closeness to Allah, you appreciate his gift. I know someone who had a child after 18 years of marriage, how much
and after that they had three kids against all odds, obviously, at that age and that stage in your late 30s, early 40s, it becomes very difficult to have children.
But they were more than excited. And I remember I recall the tears, the tears, that these people have been through how much they called out to Allah. It was easy for them to start going to all these people who pretend to know the future, and they start seeing someone's did magic on you. That's why you can't have kids. Who's it someone from your own family?
Well, lucky, that's that shape. And that's the devil.
And I have to say this, and I may have said it before, but it's good to repeat it because this is how we fall into that first chapter. I started with the Djinn communicate with some men. It's true. The jinn do communicate, what do they do? They lie, that's their job, they lie.
So sometimes you get a religious person, a pious person, you go to him and he reads, called out.
And this person goes into a semi trance because this exorcism that's taking place and the gym begins to speak and the speech is in the voice of a male, although it's a female, we're dealing with
Yes, you now know this is a Jim speaking. And what does this guy do?
He's a religious person. They call them our Mills. They call them sometimes, you know, different names.
In one place, they call them a Babu as well, I wonder what that meant. But anyway,
he asks a question to the Genie, who sent you good. Who sent you? That's the best question you could ever ask a genie to break your whole family to pieces while the genie is leaving.
They waiting for that question.
And in every extended family, there has to be politics, otherwise, you're not normal.
There has to be politics.
You name me one family where there's no politics, extended family, you know, brothers might get along, bring the wives in the picture and the children in the picture, you have to have a very, very, very sad, thrice, you have to have a very, very, very big heart to be able to really get along.
If you don't have that selflessness. Trust me. It's going to be mega politics. If you think the recent elections were bad,
the campaigning that happens in some of our houses worse than the rigging of elections for promises.
And who is responsible the devil, the shape and gets a prize when he has broken a home? He gets a prize. So while he's coming out in this male voice from the female, he's talking who did it, he'll give you a name, they'll tell you tonight, I'll show you in the dream. Who has Well, if these are facts, right, I'll show you in the dream. And in the night shape, I'm showing you in the dream and innocent person. And they know that you have had politics with this person.
And one law he because a man with a beard told you who it was or because you saw the face in the wall, that also happens. They say look up to the wall, you'll see a face, you look up and you can see the face, all done by the gym.
What happens you lose your agenda. These are not glad tidings. It's the worst. Maybe the gene left you but why leaving you destroyed your whole life and your family, innocent people were accused of things they didn't ever do.
So you didn't get along with your mother in love.
What's the deal?
Very few people do get along anyway.
Those are the exceptions, the rest of us.
We just say I love you. That's it. That's the best statement, we could probably say that's it.
It's not easy to get along with people of a previous generation, let alone someone who's trying to control what you supposed to be doing in life. And that's a problem in our lives. today. The word control is a disease more than anything else. Remember that? Oh, you who are parents, I want to just remind you, when your children get married, let them live their lives. Don't decide everything for them. Don't control their lives, because that will break that marriage.
If you are itching to control their lives, let them live totally separately from you.
I'd rather my children live in another continent filled with love for me, then for them to be in the same home. And this hatred in the house.
The love of a home is not shown by living together. Never. That is the thinking of the previous generations.
People say I live here, all my sons are here. And all the wives are here in my mind. They must be tiama everyday in your
promises. And this old man is so proud to say we all live together my sons in the same house, their daughters, my grandchildren, and now three of my grandchildren are married, and my great grandchildren will be coming soon. And I can guarantee you if I had a moment with the daughters in law and the sons in law and the others, they would probably be cursing everybody because you cannot you need your space. You You got 20 Queens in one domain, come on, who's the boss here? And each one has their own entitlement. When the girls get married, when the boys get married, they want to start their life. That's what it is. They don't want to live a life where the dictator is someone else
that have already happened for 20 years. So let them live their lives. They will make mistakes. They will many of us when we were 20 we already lived separately, a long time back and what what did we do? People who travel from country to country. I know my father. When he was in his early 20s
he shifted to a country known as Rhodesia. Right. We were born there.
I was born there. So how
how old was he? 20 something, I think 22 maybe?
At 22 he was making every decision for himself.
I'm double that age. Well, just about okay.
And I tell you, it would be unfair for him to decide everything about my life unfair, totally unfair, absolutely unfair.
Are you understanding what I'm saying?
So, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make things easy shape on comes, and shaytan makes us believe that the other person is guilty when the other person is not guilty. This is the jinn. And this is where I had actually diverted the story to tell you about how you will be destroyed. If you choose a path. That is not the prophetic way, the way of the messengers when they struggled, they did not choose the wrong path. They, Allah subhanho wa Taala made it very clear, even someone did something to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Really,
in terms of magic, they tried to
affect him affective
there was a certain effect.
It lasted for 30 days.
Then jabril alleghany salam came down with revelation informing him of who it was and where it was, and what it was.
Who came down GB de la sala with what with revelation, that's when he knew if it wasn't for that.
How can we claim that we know what jabril Allah is Salam did not come to us, we are hearing it from the same devil.
And I have tried this, you say to the gym, you are lying. The gym changes the name.
It's also another person we've had politics with.
You try again, you're lying. Third name comes about.
And then you can tell the people look, all these names are just false. Don't ever worry about who didn't worry about being killed? Did you hear that?
And I want to call on those who are accusing their family members of having done magic on them. Trust me 99% of the time. They are innocence.
Did you hear what I said? Well, ah, it might be better to digest because you've been believing it for the last 20 years. He were innocent. Always. It was shaped and broke the relationship because that's the primary aim of his once that's broken, everything is the site, that site people start worshipping the devil. And you keep on going even people who look pious, they make mistakes. They make mistakes, they may not know. I mean, you kicking a gene out and suddenly he talks to you you feel pious for a moment you do. Because why are you talking to a gene and you don't realize it in or in that feeling of great piety, the genies lying to you, man? And you've never thought about it. So
if someone says Where did you get the name from? The gym told me himself. We heard it. We saw it. I saw the dream. I saw the name. I saw the face. I saw the sign. You know, we went to the house. We opened something we got a whole ball of hair. We went to the other place we saw frogs legs, and we went right to the side here. And they took out two lizards tails from my belly.
That's all Jimmy. You know, we call it camera tricks, right? But it's the chili they play. They know how to play. That is the wrong path. It's the path of doom my brothers and sisters. It is not the path of the dean. Going back to the messengers of Allah, they struggled in their health, they struggled. I gave you the example of a you bought a salad. In their wealth, they struggled as well.
In so many ways, in their relations with society, they struggle in their relations with their family members, they went through hardship, look at the Prophet Noah May peace be upon him. His family rejected the messages, some rejected the message he kept on calling his son. Allah gave him glad tidings after that to say what? Oh, no, don't worry. Don't worry about what has gone and what what's lost all these people they will always do, they're gone. We will grant you offspring now. Such that all those who come onto the earth after you will only be from your family.
Did you have an order?
So after the time of mohalla is from the people who are with him, none of them both children. He was the only one who was having children, children, children. So we are all the children of Noah. No, Allah is Allah. That's definitely a common forefather. You know, it reminds me of people you go to them and they say, I'm from the family of the Prophet. So I remember one of the chefs chefs were saying he you know, we were talking to him. He's from Chinese originally Chinese Malaysian. So he was saying wants to ask that. You know what
I'm also from the family of the Prophet.
Oh, wow. So the people were looking a bit perplexed because why?
You come from China family of the Prophet.
So they just looked at him in, like gulping you can see they didn't want to believe. He says the Prophet Noah, by the way, no, Allah is Allah. You know. It's That's a fact. That's a guarantee. So we are all from the family of the Prophet, aren't we? We are so Pamela. live up to that.
I heard you guys say yes. But you didn't know that. It comes with responsibility. The worst thing you want someone says me say no.
And he's in a nightclub. I mean, relax. What How is that going to help you? So can a lot.
I've heard it and I've seen it. Guy smoking away. You know, he's no sign of him being anywhere close to the dean. And he's standing out from the lineage of the Prophet and his daughter wants to marry the guy who's a five times Salah in the masjid. So no, you can't he's not the same, which means he doesn't come to the nightclub with me.
Now Allah forgive us. That is false. It is baseless. You cannot stop someone from marrying your child just because you have lineage even if you do have the lineage. Remember that?
Allah who were struggling, we are struggling.
Because we've deviated from the path, that's what it is. We've allowed culture to overtake us no more glad tidings coming our way. Everything is bad news, bad news. One after the other. You want glad tidings is the path of the messages. They went through difficulty but they enjoyed it enjoyed it, meaning they were content, they were happy. Look at
the glad tidings Allah gave to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam What was it? This is something amazing. It's an example I love to give. That year the Prophet sallallahu Sallam lost his wife, the most blessed person unto him, so much so that he didn't allow anyone to say a negative word about Khadija.
After she passed away, he used to whisper he used to actually send gifts for those who are close to his wife, because that was the relationship they had with his wife, Subhan Allah.
All his children besides Ibrahim were from her Subhan Allah.
Amazing, he lost her 10th year of egd.
He was quite sad, it's normal Metro to be sad. He lost his uncle, who helped him so much through the deed and the uncle refused to accept the deal. So it hurt him meaning he was saddened it was known as our husband because of the sadness. So he decided, you know, let me go to if let's see what happens. You know, the everything here is reminding me of my wife and my uncle and so on. And you know, let me go and spread the message. He went out to party, what did they do to him? They harmed him. They started throwing stones at him. They literally tried to chase him out and they drove him out of pif. So Pamela
he kept on making Do you know what? One of the to us? One of the two hours was where he says, Oh Allah, if you are not displeased with me, I don't mind what's happening. Subhan Allah
What does that teach me? And you? When calamity strikes us? A lot of the times we we would think as mostly mean that you know, maybe this is a punishment, what have I done? That's the first stepping stone up, trust me, it's the first step.
So calamity strikes, you ask yourself, what have I done? So you go back into your life and you try and search and you say, a stealth role? Even if you can't find anything? Oh, Allah, forgive me for that, which I know I've done for that which I do not know. I've done, I've displeased you, perhaps in some way, forgive me, and you make sincere repentance. So that is a way it does not mean what happened to you was a punishment. It doesn't mean that but it just means you ticking the boxes. Like when you go for a blood test, you might be all clear, but you still went for the test. You see, because you want to make sure that it wasn't what you thought it was. They rule out certain things.
Okay. The same way we ruling out that this is a punishment. We rule that out by doing what is still far. So we seek Allah's forgiveness. That's the first stage. You have to seek Allah's forgiveness. It's normal to think as a movement as a believer that this might just be a punishment. It's normal to think that but you seek forgiveness and then don't become depressed. Once you sought forgiveness, it's accepted and you move on, you go to the next stage, so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
What did he do? He then says to Allah subhanho wa Taala Oh, Allah, whatever has happened here. For as long as you are happy with me, you are pleased with me. I don't mind. It's okay. Which means this is not a punishment. It's not a punishment, so it's okay.
If you are not upset with me, follow Bonnie. I don't mind. It's okay.
when the angels came and told him, we can crush these people and he said, No, he made a drought or like guide them. Now look at the glad tidings, something bad is happening to you and you decided to seize the opportunity to pray to Allah to ask for something good. You will have glad tidings, why? A moment of difficulty and hardship. People are stressing you instead of seeing Allah destroy them. You know, earlier today, we heard that if there was a 10% chance of your job to be accepted, would you make dua for destruction of someone or a good job? A lot of us would actually make do half of the destruction of people who we actually related to. Yeah.
Imagine if if you were at home and you're struggling, something's gone wrong. And, and here comes an angel saying hey,
how many people can I destroy that one?
Because they made my life a mess. That's wrong. That's wrong. That's not the sign of a believer. A true believer says how many Can I guide or like guide all these people let them become my best friends let them you know, whatever you want to say but it must be positive, not negative. Because if you destroy you'll end up destroying the whole world there are only be two people if you and your wife and trust me, he both of you will be single that destroy him or destroy her. And then it's just us standing on Earth. Yeah, Allah. I need heaven which means now I need to die to.
So my brothers and sisters, we need to understand you want glad titles you need to want it for others as well?
Did you hear that? I want something good. I need to want it for you.
So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says,
if you haven't guided these people guide their offspring.
So Allah guided them after Allah guided them all today go to die if sapan Allah Subhana Allah, you wouldn't believe what happened there.
If it weren't for Imani yet and our own conviction and belief.
I give you another example of the messengers Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
They decided to go for Roma. And guess what happened? They arrived in Makkah checkpoints. There was a checkpoint we see no checkpoints.
The kuffaar decided no ways out. You're not coming here. Okay. That's what they decided out. But we have no arms, no weapons, meaning we are not coming to fight. We want to come to do our hombre. No, not Allah.
Allah and we went in and the discussion started. And there was a rumor he was killed and something happened and so on and so forth. But
at the end of all of that the Muslims decided that they will strike this agreement known as soulful today via the Treaty of Arabia, which said,
very, you know, seemingly unfair, it said there that the Muslims will go back without making the hombre and they're going to come back the following year.
Muhammad sallahu wa sallam says, no problem. Another clause, they added no problem. A third clause, they added no problem. They said remove this Bismillah Ar Rahman Rahim we don't believe in Allah take it out.
And you say Rasulullah we don't believe you're a pseudo let's say Mohammed Abdullah Mohammed Abdullah salatu salam, we don't believe you are the messenger. And he everything he removed everything. It's a very emotional narration
filled with emotion. So panela
I tell you what happened after that, as they were leaving,
glad tidings came to them.
of the highest order in this world.
highest order of glad tidings in this world. What that means is regarding the world, you know, glad tidings the best that you could ever have is of genuine,
That's the glad tidings that all the messengers have told us about.
But in this case, sucralfate was relieved to have the victory as they're leaving without having made the homerun feeling all you know, sad and feeling bad. Here comes to be a psalm with verses in Fatah.
Indeed, we have granted you a manifest victory.
Some of the companions asked is this actually a victory? Look at what's happened. We've given into all what they've said we're walking away and yeah, realizing victory that's glad tidy
Allah says when you do, things may not happen your way initially, but trust me when the doors open, they will fling open so wide that everything that you had ever wanted will come in your direction and way beyond what you expected.
We learn from this because we're all going through this in our lives. We blocked from something we stopped from something it happens to every one of you want the job? No, you can't have it.
Hang on, babe. Patience, thank Allah,
Vicky will come matter of time.
Matter of time, keep on worshiping Allah, be dedicated towards Allah, and you find the victory will come in your direction, it will definitely come. So
the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says yes, indeed, this is a victory. They went back to Madina munawwara they sent letters to all the the leaders of the neighboring nations.
So Panama, the deal spread far and wide.
At some time later, the people of Quraysh broke the treaty.
By the time they broke the treaty, the Muslims in number was huge.
It was swollen in a short period of time, the numbers became large.
And they decided, you know, what we marching on to Makkah. That's what we were marching on a few years later, a little while later.
Had it not been for the agreement of Arabia, they would not have had the chance that the time of peace in order to develop and grow.
There was a peace treaty, had it not been for the peace treaty, they would have been at war. And when there is war, you and I know that is destruction, there is no room for growth, because there is war, may Allah grant us peace.
Because if a time's a piece, that's when development happens, that's when growth happens. We learned from this story.
No peace, no growth.
So Subhanallah when they were marching on to Makkah, the glad tidings
coming into reality.
That was the victory,
ultimate victory, the victory of NACA, the ultimate victory was the victory of Mecca. Subhana Allah. Now, my brothers and sisters, I want to end by telling you something, every one of us will have in our own life, something similar to the victory of
in the difficulties we go through, we have a mirror of all the difficulties the messengers went through. What have you gone through? What are you going through right now, I promise you, there are similar examples in the lives of the messengers.
Each one of them were patient, because of the patient's they were granted victory. And they were given glad tidings so much so that the pumpin says to us, that those who are steadfast now steadfastness includes a lot is the karma means to stand firm on the path that you are taught. So those who stand firm on the path, they are patient, because they are on the path, they try their best to please Allah, they continue in the most beautiful way.
Allah says, we will give them the ultimate good news. That's beyond the victory of Makkah, because now it's connected to the hereafter. What is it, gentlemen?
in Allah de Nakamura bonala,
Allah says, indeed those who believe and are steadfast, you need these two qualities
you believe and you are steadfast. Once you say you believe Allah says we will test you again and again and again and again. And you need to prove that you are steadfast.
So sometimes when a person doesn't believe
disbelievers they probably will have far less tests than us less test when you say you believe that's when you've now entered the exam room. Now you will have to answer the questions. That's what Allah says in the Quran. You know, the people outside the college, they cannot enter the exam. It's not for them.
Once you've entered the college enrolled the exam
Yours, you will be asked the difficult questions not the ones outside with us we look at sometimes the those around us who may be disbelievers. We say how come they are enjoying the not in the exam room? By the way, they're not in the example. How can we say Lalalalala we're having bigger problems, because you're in the exam room, you you've believed in Allah, Allah says, I'm gonna test you, you have come into the school. So now all the tests are gonna keep on becoming more and more and more difficult as time passes, because you only get a PhD after you've been through a lot in terms of tests. That's what it is. We don't understand that many people become despondent. You know,
I believe in Allah. Now I'm being tested. So now I am weakened my faith again, because why is Allah testing me? I'm a good believer, I read my Salah. Well, that's exactly why Allah is testing you. Because you're in the college.
I hope you understand my example here.
So Allah says, those who believe and after they believe they are steadfast regarding the tests that we place in their lives, we choose, we choose the questions, you know, you cannot enter an exam room and tell the invigilator Listen, I'm gonna write my own questions here. That's not an examination, they have to give you the examination. So what happens? The Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam explains what these tests are. But in this verse, it's just In brief, is the karma, your straight. Allah says, before they die at the point of death, the angels come down.
Listen to the good news. Imagine the point of day, the angels come down. And guess what they do?
They say Don't worry, you know, we're about to take your soul out of you. Don't worry.
That unnecessarily he will melodica the angels come down. Not a half.
Don't be fearful. And don't be sad. Don't worry.
I'm sure bill Jenna.
We bet glad tidings for you of Paradise that you were promised. When are you told this just before your eyes closed?
Imagine just before your eyes closed. Now, when people die and they're in Saqqara imagine the soccer sometimes it's just a few seconds, and sometimes it takes a bit long, you know, the pangs of death. mentioned the angels have already come to you and told you what's going on. That's why you see people really smiling or light. I've seen it as well. They're so happy they just they got because perhaps perhaps the angels may have come down to them and told them law foo
Shiro, Bill, gentlemen, and lucky continue to I don't mean that happen to us too. I mean,
the example of the reciting of the Quran in Indonesia, Jafar Abdul Rahman a few days ago on the 24th of April, have you seen the clip? Subhan Allah, we've all seen the clip, and Who was he? Before that he was unknown to us. He's become the hero, and the dream of every Muslim.
the men started reading the Quran.
And he started reading so often work out of all sources.
And the verse he was reading was the purpose of creation. Allah says, we created death and life in order to test you These were the words he was reading the Quran, we created death and life in order to test you who from amongst you has better deeds.
And indeed, he is he is this is the verse of the Quran, right? I'm translating, this is what he was reading. Well, who will Aziz will afford? Indeed he is most powerful, most forgiving. You go back and watch that clip, you will notice something. When he says, look at the man from the beginning of the long clip that's, that's on YouTube. There's a very long clip, right? You look at the men. And what you will notice is
he looks down while they were introducing him. He looks down. He doesn't look up at all. Not at all. I look very carefully. Why I look carefully is I was trying to see go back. These are the last moments of this man. How did he live them? So I noticed he looked down. He did not look up once. They were introducing him. They spoke about him. They said he's going to read he started the recitation, our Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim Bismillah. R Rahman and he was looking down he did not open his eyes once.
The only time his eyes rolled, was when he said
go and check it. Well, who will as easily
he says indeed he is most powerful, most forgiving. And he did this if he actually blinked looking up. That was it. According to me, that was the point of whatever attacked him. That was the point
After that, imagine if I suffered an attack you suffered a heart attack or anything. I think we would probably guys helped me, you know, oh, he decided to Carry on,
until he could do it no more. So he kept on he said Allah, Allah Allah subhana
wa T and as he said the back of his head dropped.
His last words go and search. Jaffer Abdul Rahman Rahmatullah de we don't know the man before this, but today we are talking about him were inspired, why glad tidings, how you live your life. That's how you will die and how you die. That's how you will be resurrected. So if you want to have a good day, start doing good things. May Allah subhanho wa Taala Bless you all akuto li hada masala Allahu wa salam ala nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah Subhana Allah,
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