How to Protect Yourself from Evil
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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah, Hema Allah Allah He was happy ajumma in
my beloved brothers and sisters, we know that all of us need protection, the protection of Allah subhanho wa Taala who is the owner of protection?
If Allah has not protected someone, they are doomed. And if Allah has protected someone, then nothing can ever harm them.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has clearly told us that we need to seek the protection of Allah. In fact, Allah Almighty himself has revealed sutras entire surah of the Quran, wherein he is asking not only Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but by extension, every one of us to seek the protection of Allah. You and I know that Mohammed Abdullah Hill Hashimi al Rashid sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the best of creation, the most loved by Allah, the Most Noble of all messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah peace and blessings be upon them all. We know that he was protected by Allah completely.
He didn't need to seek the protection of Allah. But Allah still tells him that we will let certain things happen in your life only so that your followers your own man can actually take cue from what has happened and protect themselves and continue to seek the protection of Allah on a daily basis, not just in the morning, but in the morning and the evening. May Allah protect all of us. I mean,
my brothers and sisters, there was a time when someone had blown into the knots that they had made of the blessing, hey of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on a comb, trying to engage in what is known as magic against the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Remember nothing harms you except by the will permission and knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So nothing can ever happen to you. Except if Allah has willed it, if Allah has written it, and if Allah knows about it, and he will know about it. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam one might ask, why did Allah allow this to happen to him when he was the most loved and to Allah? Well, la cordon can Allah comfy rasuna he was
doing tune Hashanah, we always hear that there is a beautiful example in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam if you were to follow Him, and him holy and him alone, you would need nothing else. So if we were to follow the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sooner his way, every morning and evening, we would be seeking the protection of Allah from the evil that is around us what type of evil evil people evil thoughts, the whispers of shape and whether it is magic that people try jealousy that people might have some the evil eye that is mentioned in the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, sometimes you can actually affect your own self with evil eye. When is
it? When you are so self conceited and impressed by yourself that you forget Allah, you forget to connect it to Allah, you have wealth connected to Allah, you have good looks connected to Allah, you have a happy situation connected to Allah by saying what by believing this is only from Allah, he can take it away now. This is only from Allah. Whatever Allah has willed, has happened. Masha, Allah who tabarrok Allah
tabarrok Allah, Glory be to Allah Subhana Allah, may Allah grant us from his goodness, my beloved brothers and sisters, today, I wish to go through 11 verses of the Quran very short, but very powerful connected to the protection and the seeking of protection from Allah, Who is Allah? And what exactly are we seeking protection from? So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was shown in his dream. He was, it was actually revealed to him in a certain way, what happened to him and when it was done, he sent one of his companions to go and look for that comb. And lo and behold, they were 11 knots. As he released each one of the knots. he recited each verse that was being revealed,
pull, obey or have been Fela call Subhana Allah, you know how powerful that is?
Allah is telling us sudo la sala Salam and by extension all of us say, I seek the protection in the Lord of the daybreak whoever created Daybreak I asked him to protect me Subhana Allah Look how powerful that is. Cool are all the beer have been Falak say that I seek the protection in the lord of daybreak, the one who made the daybreak and who allows it to continue to come on a daily basis, so much so that did you realize Daybreak is a creation of Allah that never ever disobeyed a law such that other creatures of Allah can give you the precise nanosecond that this son is going to come up.
You and I know we have a perpetual calendar here in this machine that will tell you sunrise this time.
Does Daybreak ever say today? I'm not coming Subhana Allah. May Allah grant us ease we learn what obedience is when we look at the other creatures of Allah but man with his sophisticated brain still thinks it's okay today I'll have a break. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us.
So we are seeking the protection in Allah, Who is Allah The Lord of the daybreak will also be up bill Philip from what do I want protection from me? shad, Lima fala Ko, from the evil of that which he created. So he created good things, but within those good things, they can be evil that will come from those good things. For example, you have a human being, Allah created mankind for various reasons. That's a topic on its own, but within mankind, sometimes evil can come out of them. Allah created the darkness in the darkness sometimes, and the darkness is not a bad thing. Within darkness, we actually have a very blessed moment where we would fulfill a prayer that is so valuable
known as the had Jude had it not been for that time of the night, or that time of the morning, whatever you want to call it, based on how you look at it, you would not be able to achieve that closeness to Allah. And remember something that I find very, very amazing and a sign of the mercy of Allah is he did not make the prayer of the 100 compulsory. If he made it compulsory, it might have been difficult on us. Imagine you go to sleep you get up at a certain time just when you getting good sleep. Allah says we will keep it voluntary, but we will recommend it and we will show you the value of it. And you know what you get to a level when you decide I'm going to fulfill this for the
sake of Allah its darkness right? outside. But the most enlightening ibadah is happening at the darkest hour. So it doesn't mean all of what Allah has created within the darkness is evil. Allah created the day and the night those are good things but within the night a lot of evil happens. So what do we say? We say
our own obey Robin fell upon me shadow me Rima follow up Amit Shah nivas Ep Eva wakaba and I seek His protection. I seek the protection of the one who created the daybreak from the darkness when it sets in rasik is the darkness when it sets in as the darkness settles, people feel insecure sometimes Subhan Allah The lighting is not good enough at times you know that you hear sounds and you feel a little bit uneasy. You are supposed to be a more min a believer, the minute you seek the protection of Allah they should be a comfort within your heart I have read my dua it's called more with that more or with that those verses where in which you are seeking the protection of Allah
ayatul kursi is one of the most powerful but today we are speaking of the last two suitors of the Quran known as Alma with
the two surahs within which you seek the protection of Allah from all evil. So we are saying Oh Allah, I seek your protection from the darkness as it settles me surely Ross it in either our cup wamu shadman affair, de fille Okada, and we are seeking the protection of the lord of Daybreak from the blowing the blowing that happens
upon the knots wherein people are intending to engage in magic.
What does this mean? Number one, the evil of magic number two, the tying of knots and the blowing in those knots is a type of magic and the prophet SAW Selim says Mansa haka Shahrukh, whoever engages in that has disassociated from Allah or associated partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala. To engage in magic is haram. Totally haram how to protect myself from the evil of magic is by reading this surah every morning
Every evening, not just once repeated thrice with ayatul kursi and you will be protected. Allah is telling you, you are saying Oh Allah protect me from the evil of the blowing into the knots of the one who is going to blow into it me Charlie and nefa thought if you look at the evil that will come out of it, protect me from it. Well, I mean sharni has he didn't either has the Oh Allah, I seek your protection from the jealousy of the one who is jealous May Allah protect us. If we are seeking protection of the load of de bei break from jealousy, it means we should not be jealous of others because it's an evil thing. I want protection from jealousy, but I'm jealous of everybody else.
What's the point? Subhana Allah, you want protection? Don't be be happy when you see someone achieving something that's a sign of your connection with Allah. Someone has scaled great heights, in wealth, in position, in power, in authority in knowledge in anything.
The day you are happy for them is the day you are happy with Allah. Do you know why? Because Allah subhanho wa Taala says, nothing no person by now whom we are the ones who distributed all this to the people not you. So if you happy with what they got you happy with what we actually gave them. So behind Allah, you see, when you are not happy with what Allah gave someone else you're not happy with Allah. When you are happy with what Allah gave someone. In actual fact you've only now understood who is Allah, he's the giver. May Allah protect us from jealousy? And may Allah protect us from it both ways from being affected by jealousy and from affecting others with jealousy. Let's
move to the next era.
Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim, In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious the Most Merciful.
another powerful opening, you are declaring that I am seeking the protection in the load of the people who is the Lord of the people, Allah so you are confirming that the Lord of the people is actually Allah. And whoever that is, we know that it's Allah subhanho wa Taala, creator of entire creation, but the one who created men kind of large, we seek His protection from what every evil that comes from men and jinn. That's what it is. Well, although there have been us, before we continue to say what we want protection from we want to declare and acknowledge who is Allah
Malik in as he is the owner of all the people, the Sovereign, the owner, he owns all the people, you your father, your children, your siblings, and everybody you know your enemies and your friends. They are ownership of Allah who made them. That's why when a person passes away, what's the do we normally say as soon as you hear so and so passed away? What do we say? In na lillahi wa ala Rajon? What does that mean? We belong to Allah, He owns us and we're all going to go back to him. So Han Allah conformation mullikin us He is the owner of all the people. I seek the protection in the above the people who is the owner of all the people who is the worshipped by all the people, the owner of
worship, he is the only one who deserves to be worshipped. There are so many other things that people worship nowadays, none of them deserve worship. That's why when we translate La ilaha illa Allah we say there is no god worthy of worship. besides Allah, there are others who are being worshipped, they are not worthy of worship. Allah is the only one worthy of worship. That's it. So this is why we say that the one who is worthy of worship Allah hiddenness now I go ahead and I say what I want protection from me Charlene was was a little fun.
First we talk about shape man, shape man is evil man is good. All the people you get along with those you don't get along with the good and the bad people literally within them there is goodness but shape and exploits and shape and abuses and shaytan traps and they fall into the trap and they then extend the work of shape and with or without realizing. Now we need protection from that because without realizing we could be people who are falling in the trap of shape one and shape turn shape on tries with everyone every day. So the day you think today shaytan didn't come to me. You need to go to someone with knowledge and ask them and find out you know what, how did shape and come
to me today he came to you. If you don't know how, then you need a little bit of help. He came to you somehow every day shape and comes to everyone that's why we say seek the protection in Allah from shaitan. So who is this was was ill Hanna's. He is the whisperer who retreats whispers in your system.
And quickly tell you your sister in law is against you. Oh, and then he runs away. Now you start with your mind, your mind becomes strong. Sorry to give this example I know it's quite a common thing. But in all honesty, it's from shaitan. So what happens? You start thinking your mind, then you start working and you start doing more than expected some of us we made Shea found a shame because he didn't know how properly we would actually follow what he planned and even executed in a better way. Sometimes it happens. So relax, take it easy. Understand, process the whispers in a proper way that will please Allah. What a shaman do Allah says. Chapin comes to you lights the fire
and runs away. It's in the Quran. Allah tells you that in order to
combat Alisha Pani if Colleen is Sonic for falam Kaffir Carla in Newberry, mink Subhan. Allah shaytan comes and says, I want you to disbelieve, obviously, not directly like this, but in certain ways. Once you disbelieve, and then when he is being blamed, he says no, no, no, no, I got nothing to do with this. I was never involved here. Don't put me into this thing here. But you started the whole thing. That is what is called was was ill Hannah's the whisper who retreats he runs away. In fact, there is a there is Jin kind from among shayateen who are named al Hanna's because they create doubt in the mind, whether it's OCD, whether it is the problems that people face with thoughts and
with you know, evil thoughts, bad thoughts, that is 100 affecting you ask Allah to protect you from the whispering of Al Hanna's because he comes to you, then he goes away, then he comes to you again. Then he goes away, then he comes to you again and he goes away a third time and so on. When Charlene was watching Hannah's what is exactly those whisperings? How do they work? So we describe it or Allah describes it, and levy was Swiss feel so Doreen is that which actually whispers within the hearts of the people, not only in your ears shaytan comes to your system in your heart, you start hating others, you start causing problems, you start doing things that displease Allah and you don't
realize man Who are you, you are a droplet of semen and you are going to be literally returning to the soil and dust. That's what you are. That's what I am. droplet of semen today we want to argue and fight and pretend like we are the ones and there's no one besides us. There is everyone besides you. So panela you are just one there are people who are closer to Allah than you whom you think are far from Allah. But you don't know because taqwa is only known by Allah. That's why he's got a day of judgment. If it was known by all of us, we wouldn't need the Day of Judgment. We would already know mustafi mata Mata Mata Ki let's go these guys are sinners, sinners, sinners sinners, let's go.
That's not how it works. May Allah grant us steadfastness and steadfastness is a journey that lasts right up to the last breath. Some people could write at the end and some people jump on right at the end. May Allah grant us death with a man
so this is why we are taught right at the end and let the US be Sophia so dude in US mineralogy net evenness from Jin kind from mankind. You know, the devils are two types, not only Jin kind, sometimes your friend is a shaitan. Sometimes you and I can become little shout out in when when we encourage others to disobey Allah and we are disobeying Allah. When we create fitna and we are the source of it. Who are we? We are we are not like I said, they say in Ramadan che Athena type, but the shouting of men kinda not tied. So I always tell people that means now it's you and I forget about the shape and he's tired. Now we are the devil's May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us
forgiveness. Now open our doors. I want to close by saying my brothers and sisters. Don't ever lower your God. You know, if you go to a warzone, and you've got that protective,
what's it called the the bulletproof vest and so on. You know, we are here in Newtown, Johannesburg, if I were to ask you to lift up your hands, anyone who has that vest, we're going to get a few guys here. But let's not do that. All I'm going to tell you is we would be fools if we know that this shape bonds and Gene kind all around us trying to attack us. And we don't read simple to us every morning and evening and after every Salah. So that is my lesson to myself to begin with and yours Don't be lazy every morning and evening. Remember, it is the son of the prophets I seldom fulfill these verses, read them, believe them seek the protection of Allah one lahi Bismillah hymnody Let me
show you on fill out one of his sama who was semi alien In the name of Allah, with whose name nothing in the heavens of the earth meaning in the sky so the earth can ever hum he is indeed the all hearing all wise, nothing will touch you unless and until Allah has willed it. akula Kohli hada or sallallahu wasallam Obara calendar