Channel: Mufti Menk
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The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “There are two blessings which many people waste: health and free time.” [Bukhari]
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Salam Alaikum Quran Weekly, Masha Allah. Today we'd like to speak about something very important something we all take for granted or a lot of us take for granted. And this is why Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has warned about it as well. Many of us have good health Mashallah thank Allah for it and use it, use it to do what use it to do that which will achieve the pleasure of the Almighty your eyes you can see by there might come a day when you cannot see so read the proper books and read that which will be beneficial look at that which will help you don't look at that which will earn the wrath of the Almighty. Don't look at that which you're not supposed to be
looking at because these are your eyes. The same applies to your hands today you can move them move them to achieve that which will earn the pleasure of the Almighty tomorrow you may not have that mobility today Mashallah. We can walk today we can read Salah people are crying because they have not read Salah until they get to an age when they cannot bend their backs anymore. They cannot go into court. They cannot do sujood So why is it that we sometimes become oblivious of the gift of health? Really the gift of health is a gift that many of us take for granted. And this is why it's very important for us to look at the gift that Allah has blessed us with some people cannot eat.
Some people cannot eat a lot of the foodstuffs. So when we when we can eat it, let's eat in moderation. Let's remember Allah subhanho wa Taala has gift upon us say the prayer before eating and perhaps after eating as well thank Allah Subhana Allah to Allah for the food and asked him to help us the energy that is derived from that food in something good. And let's make sure that we eat that which is permissible and which Allah subhanho wa Taala will not be upset by what is extremely important is we also realize that our organs inside they operate automatically completely. They have no batteries, they have no no one. No human being sort of remote controlling them. It's the control
of Allah subhanho wa Taala the heart pumps in a magical way. More than 100,000 heartbeats in no time Subhana Allah and whose battery is that? It's just the automatic plan of Allah subhanho wa Taala look at the brain, how sophisticated is the ears, look at the mouth, look at the lips, look at the for example the tongue and how it tastes and the taste buds. And look at how medicine and science is discovering new things every single day. And this is all a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala and we have it and we do not thank Allah for it and we do not use it in the right direction. So hon Allah How can that be? When we are believers, we know that definitely it's going to come to an end, we
know definitely these eyes of mine will not see at a certain time because I have to die at one stage and I have to return to Allah hamdulillah I have to go back to my Creator maker. So let me use it in order to please Him and not to displease him. And Mashallah to particular many people are becoming more and more conscious of it. Whilst we have a voice let us try and recite the Quran. Once we can let us try inshallah to do the best of things. The other thing that a lot of people take for granted is the issue of time.
We have free time people use it to watch television to sit and see the soaps Michelle and you know the soaps they wash or do they wash your brain Mashallah. So that's why we say some hon a lot the soap I hope we can have a different name for something beneficial in Sharla. And we have programs of a beneficial nature. We have perhaps a weekend out perhaps a little bit of a sacrifice to go to the masjid to listen to some good lecture to attend the Guru's and the lessons that the Lama have the scholars the missionaries and to be able to benefit to sit in halaqa and try perhaps to rectify the Quran the understanding of the Quran, perhaps learn something that others have even if it is
something that may not directly be connected to the religion for example, a person has free time they want to improve their handwriting Mashallah you want to do a course in calligraphy something that will benefit you somehow, and you can use that talent inshallah, not only to earn a little bit of money, but even by the will of Allah to build your Asha to build your paradise. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant that to us, it's important for us not to waste our time because as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has said, the two gifts that Allah Subhana Horta, Allah has bestowed upon us that many people take for granted. The first one is the health and the second one
is free time. So when there is free time, use it, use it, do not abuse it. So I've had a lot people sometimes say, oh, I've got some free time. Let me go to bed. I can go and sleep. Are you depressed? What if you are maybe you might think sleeping will help you it won't, to be honest with you. We all need sleep, and we all need a certain amount of it. But sometimes we need to correct ourselves. We need to develop a link with our maker in order for us to be able to understand that we have a short space of time to pack in it as much goodness as we can
Before the time expires and our health expires, so these two things are definitely going to go because my health even if I die a healthy person, but I'm dead when I die, what happens? My health is irrelevant, completely irrelevant a few days ago, I spoke of a very interesting point in Sharla. I may share it with you in one of the episodes to come. But what I'd like to share with you right now is the fact that even time time when it comes to us will definitely come to an end. May the almighty bless us all and may make us use our time whilst we have it in the best possible way. set out a commandment to lie about a cat.