Channel: Mufti Menk
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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu lillahi wa sallahu wa salam o Baraka Allah.
All praises due to Allah subhanho wa Taala complete blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and all his companions May Allah subhanahu wa taala bless us all on Allah beloved brothers and sisters and dearest listeners. Tonight, we read the opening verses of the 11th power or the chapter of the Quran, where Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of those who presented excuses for not having attended the Battle of the book. That was a battle wherein all the meaning was supposed to come out besides those who had valid excuses. Last night, we did a verse where Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of those who are weak, who were excused, those who had
other valid excuses who did not have to attend, but there were some people who didn't attend and they did not have an excuse, and they thought that the meaning might not win at this time. And when the momineen returned to Al Madina, munawwara Allah subhanho wa Taala had informed the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about the excuses that these people would come up with your attorney una la comida Raja Tommy Layne cola trata de una minako cada una banda la home enough.
When you get to them, they will present excuses to you tell them don't present excuses. Allah subhanho wa Taala has already informed us about your news. We will not believe in what you have to say where Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from amongst those who can always be found in his obedience, and not from amongst those who are found in the disobedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala there was a man at the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, who came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he said make dua for my business. Make dua that I have Baraka in my business, and Allah subhanho wa Taala obviously informed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam much
more than anyone else. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told him I fear that if I make a do out for your business, you might become oblivious of Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala has kept you with a little bit less so that you can turn to the Creator. So he said, No, I promise, I promise and I guarantee if Allah gives me wealth, I'm going to spend it in his path. Let's listen very carefully. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made a dua for him, that Allah grant this manner. He was granted the same day it is reported like worms, like all worms happened to multiply. That is how his business began to grow the same day, and he was so big, that he had to shift out of
Al Madina, munawwara with all his, his livestock and so on. And he was a man who used to eat five sala de after some time he began to eat free. After some time, he left those three he used to come only for jumaane After some time, even that he stopped Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked the companions, where is this man? And he was told that you know this man ever since he's become rich, he's forgotten Allah subhanho wa Taala. And at that time, Zakat was not compulsory, it was only voluntary. But one day the verses of Zakat were revealed. Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed verses which made Zakat compulsory. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sent some people, some
of his companions go to this man, and tell him that Allah subhanho wa Taala has now made it compulsory for you to give some wealth in his course. So they went, they lifted Medina to manohara. And on the outskirts, they found him and they said, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has sent us to you and he has told us that we should come and get wealth from you because Zakat is compulsory. And this is the verse they read the verse of the Quran, he scratched his head, and he said, No, no, no, no, no. It can't be. Who else are you going to go to? Is there anyone else you've listened to? They said, Yes, we were sent to two people, yourself and another man. So he said, Go to
that man. And then on your way back, let's see what I can do for you. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us these people went to the other man, the other man was a tsunami. He was also one of the Sahaba of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. As soon as the verse was read, he came out with the best of his wealth, the best of his candles. And he said, Take this in the path of Allah take this as the car, and they informed him that look, we are not supposed to take the best of your wealth. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, that he cannot be him, stay away from the best of the wealth, take that which is mediocre, not the worst, and not the best, the middle. So he
gave and he said, No, I want to give this I want to give it Allah has given me all that I have and I want to give it and on his on their way back after having collected all this, they passed by that man once again. And he saw it and he said, Listen, I've decided I'm not giving you you can go do what you want. This oldest one here is mine. Allahu Akbar. So Allah makes mention of that we read the verse last night, but it's connected to tonight's verses. So let me read the verse we read
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from amongst the people or those who promise Allah that if we get wealth then we will definitely give our charities and we will be from amongst the righteous
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when when they got the wealth they became stingy and they turned away love Akbar Allah speaks of this incident here in the Quran. And Allah says for acaba de facto vehicle
As a result, Allah says we instilled hypocrisy in that man's heart, up to the day of the AMA, because of the fact that he turned away he renamed and he lied. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us whenever we promise a law we must fulfill the promise no matter what sometimes we make a promise in our business that he Allah 20% of the for your cause. We start off with 100 grand, so 20 rounds is nothing but when you get to 100 million than 20 million means a lot May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us understanding. But when it gets to that, that is the test of Allah subhanho wa Taala we don't want to be like these who failed the test. So that man's wealth was never accepted after that.
One of his relatives was sitting with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when this verse was revealed, he rushed to this man and he says, You know what, there is a verse that was revealed in your case, and now you are going to be declared a hypocrite.
So he ran with the best of his wealth to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told him you know what, you've come with the wealth now Allah has prohibited me from taking it from you. Allah does not need this wealth.
He cries any big day after day, year after year, the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam left the dunya and he still begged Abu Bakr Siddiq
Abu Bakr radi Allahu anhu said if the Prophet sallallahu wasallam did not take it, who am I? The same happened at the time of Ramadan. If he didn't take it, Abubakar
didn't take your wealth, who am I? And the same happened at the time of the Allahu anhu. And this man happened to pass away at the time of man affirmed or the Allah, Allah save us. Now let's see how his wealth was used, because we know he had lots of wealth. So now, at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam there was a man known as Abdullah hypnobabies saloon, and this man he was a hypocrite. He was not a Muslim, but he pretended to be a Muslim he entered the ranks of the Muslim and he spied and he wanted to split and so on the Muslims because they were about to choose him as the leader of Medina before Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and when the hippo happened, he
lost out so to speak. So he was always against the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he decided, you know, there is a mystery Koba, there is a mystery, the number one, I need to try and make an army of people who are weak. I can't get abubaker I can't get Oman. I can't get those who are solid and strong in Yemen. But those who are accepting Islam Now recently, meaning nguni Let me try and build a Masjid just near mucha, Koba, and when they come for Salah, they I will contaminate their minds. So he bought a machine, and it was close to the time of the Battle of the book, and he went to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Where did he get the money from to build that
machine? Where did he get the wealth from? To build that machine? One of the biggest contributors was that man, that man whose wealth was rejected in the good cause, Allah used his wealth in an evil cause to split and divide the Muslim ummah. And Allah subhanho wa Taala does this to everyone who becomes arrogant when they become wealthy. When we become wealthy, we must learn to come down to earth and we must make dua to Allah Allah use our wealth in the right path. Allah subhanho wa Taala does not need wealth. When we go to a certain cause, and we say Listen, I'm stopping today. It might not be I am stopping today it might be Allah doesn't want your well from today. He wants to use
somebody else's wealth. Allah subhanho wa Taala not do that to us. So this man had used his wealth, they built a machine, and they told us what Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam come and bless this Masjid of ours. They knew that he wouldn't come to eat salad all the time, but he came once it was enough, and then all the weak people would come there and it was a point of convenience for them, and then they would be contaminated and the woman would be divided into two but Allah subhanho wa Taala during the Battle of the book on their way back, verses were revealed to inform Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam regarding the reality of this Masjid.
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aka those who took a Masjid who built a Masjid in order to harm the Muslim Ummah, as a form of disbelief and this uniting the Muslim Ummah, Allah subhanho wa Taala warns Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that though they will promise oath by Allah that will lie here we only intended goodness while in Aradhana. We only intended goodness.
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Don't ever set foot in that machine. Never. Don't Don't bless it. Llamas Jaden or Caesar Allah taco.
Taco Murphy, that mustard mustard, Cuba, which is right near there. That was built from day one with taqwa with unity with the involvement of the whole community. The whole oma that Masjid is much better for you to stand in than a Masjid which was a little show for one particular person where Allah subhanho wa Taala says goddess, it was called a Masjid and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was instructed to order some of his companions to go out and destroy it. They literally bent it and destroyed it. So this is mentioned in the Quran. The question is, why is the story here? Do we think it's here for no reason? Is it a past time? Is it something is it something that we just
need to read and smile about or say yes, those people who are fixed? No, it is for us in our own societies, our own communities. Remember, the oma is one oma, it is a brotherhood, any collective activity that is meant to be beneficial for the entire Ummah, must be done with consensus of the oma or at least by consulting the senior Lama of the oma or the society or community around us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us there is a trend across the globe. When I have a problem with something in this Masjid, I will build my Masjid right next door, then somebody will have a problem with me they will build their Masjid another door down until we have 1000 massages on the same
street. May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us by doing this, we are splitting the Muslim Ummah, yes if there is a need and the fathers of the community see that there is a need and it is not the depletion of the resources of the oma then Alhamdulillah it is permissible it is allowed because the one must eat his food now we will build another one one is very far off. Now we want to build another one quite a distance away because the Muslims need to read Salah May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us to understand it's very important that we go and read these verses the English of it and think of how it applies to me and you may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect