Channel: Mufti Menk
Jumu’ah Lecture 30th October 2020. A response to those who Insult.
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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happy to Jemaine, my beloved brothers and sisters, the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has a status that is higher than entire creation. It is sealed, it is intact. And there is nothing that anyone can ever do on earth to change that, no matter what anyone says or does, it will never, ever reduce the status of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. If anything, it will elevate the status. While law he history has proven that every time people try to degrade the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they only degraded themselves and their children became Muslim. So it
is one of the first stages when the enemy is about to be introduced to the beautiful Prophethood of the greatest of creation, and the beautiful religion of Islam. They start off by swearing, cursing, falsely accusing, etc, etc. And then either them or their children turn to the truth at some point. Let me give you the examples. Let's start off right at the beginning. And before I even start with the first example. It is the son of Allah, we do not need to become violent in order to spread the truth of Islam. We need to study the truth, the reality from the very beginning. Don't you agree? The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam does not need you and I in order to defend him,
although we consider it an honor, and insha Allah within what he has taught, we would definitely defend his honor. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness. So here goes my brothers and sisters, right at the beginning. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came down from the mount mount Hara when jabril had come to him with Prophethood. And he told his wife some words, her name was Khadija been to Hawaii, or the Allahu Allah? He said za, Milani, you remember those words? He says, cover me enveloped me and so on. immediately she covered she hugged, she embraced. She heard the story and she believed it. Guess why? Because she knew him. Those who don't know him, won't
believe, but she knew him. So when you know someone you can immediately vouch for them. You can literally put your head on the block for them. This man, I believe him that was a wife. I stopped for a moment, a different topic. How many of us, our wives would believe what we said. SubhanAllah look at the relationships we have today. The sooner even if you were to be telling your wife where you were last night she won't believe you. That's how bad it has become here today. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a good understanding. Let's go back to our topic. Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at some point started spreading the message when Allah subhanho wa Taala
told him Yeah, I DEF CON
oh you enveloped oh you who is covered Subhana Allah get up and give them the warning. The warning of what stop misbehaving stop doing bad things stop worshipping deities besides Allah stop all the evil that is happening and become upright. That is the message of Islam Subhana Allah he got up in Mount Safa he was known as a Sadiq, Al Ameen, the truthful, the trustworthy by his own people. And when he got up on Mount Safa, and he gathered the people of Quraysh, they were mostly his relatives. If you come from a certain village and your forefathers were from the same village, chances are the majority of the village related to you either near or a little bit distant, but they would know you
and your forefathers they knew the man what happened. He gets up and he says, Oh my people, I will warn you of a severe punishment that is to come. And he spoke to them about worshipping Allah alone and the day of reckoning and immediately one person who was influential got up and what did he say to Bella kya Muhammad Ali haha Gemma aterna whoa and destruction be to you. Oh Mohammed. Is this why you gathered
Us, you want to steal the seat from us. You want to become the leader you want money. You want women you want this you want power and so many accusations. Primarily, he said destruction upon you did any destruction come to the prophets, Allah Salah. Were those statements, anything besides destruction against the one who uttered them? So this is why, immediately Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed Seurat lab in Makkah, beautiful verses. This man says Tubman laka Yama, Mohammed rubella, Allah says Tibet Jada Abby la Habib,
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help or the fee God.
We need to go back and look at the meanings of those verses insha Allah. The next time you pick your phone up, go to the translation of the Quran and check surah Allah. Allah is saying destruction be upon both hands of Abu lahab and the children of Mecca memorize these beautiful verses and they began to sing them. They began to say them, those who are Muslim, those who are not Muslim. Initially, there were very few Muslims. Most of the people of Quraysh at the beginning, denied the message. Many of them insulted the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, many of them intended to insult the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam they went to war against the Prophet sallallahu alayhi
wasallam I take you too far if my brothers and sisters were the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they were pelting him with stones and the most sacred blessing blood happened to actually drip into if and here is the messenger. He was
why was he come? He knew who he was, he knew there is a calmness in my heart, I am sent for a purpose, here is the purpose on
me, we have not sent you except as a as a mercy for entire creation and alameen meaning the worlds all the species, everything Oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam you have been sent as a mercy. It is against the quality of a person sent as a mercy to depict to portray to live by anything besides that, which stands for mercy.
Subhana Allah. So what did he do in five? Let me explain. Not you and I are not human beings, not his companions. He was there in part alone. Subhan Allah.
The angels came to him and told him we will crush these people. If you just give us the instruction.
He says, Allah Houma de comi in a home alone,
Oh Allah guide my people, they don't know what they're doing. They don't know Subhana Allah, they don't know. Imagine when you know, and you know that you know, and you know that they don't know. How do you feel? It was not a point of arrogance. It was humbleness, humility. He was calm. He prayed, Oh Allah, if they are not going to accept the deen at least keep from their offspring. Those who will embrace Islam, go to tar if today you will find from the citizens there they are. They are no non Muslims. Not at all.
What was that? It was the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Allah tells him something.
It used to hurt his heart when Abu sufian
Abuja Hall and the others used to say bad words about him. They used to spread accusation. He is a womanizer, some Villa and On what grounds there was no grounds at all. His wife was much older than him. He had a wife Khadija been to Hawaii lithium mahana they started spreading rumors, which was unfounded completely. They say where there is a smoke there should be some sort of a fire
Absolutely no zero. They said he was after the seat, which means he wanted to take power. What power Subhanallah he was the most humble. He was the most calm person. He was just in fair he respected everyone Subhanallah he stood up for the rights of women at the time when women were bought and sold at will Subhan Allah. So it used to hurt him. Why did it used to hurt him? not personally. Remember that? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his wife Ayesha later on rhodiola Juana tells us, man Tacoma Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Malinovski he
never ever did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam retaliate or react because he was for himself being abused or harmed or mocked at for his own right, he never reacted, but he only reacted for the right of Allah Subhana Allah Subhana Allah for himself, why didn't he react? I'm going to get to that there is a specific verse in the Quran that tells us the reason. So at this point, Allah subhanho wa Taala knew his heart was hurting. Obviously, if someone swears you every day, your heart will hurt. You and I are not profits. If someone swears you or your mother or your father, what might you do? Oh, I don't even want to say we are sitting in Mayfair. They say it is a hot babe. I
don't want to talk about it. Don't even try to sway someone's mother, especially in this area. Law. One One is white, what might or might not happen?
I don't think anyone would tolerate it easily here.
So, for us, we are human. We are not prophets. He is a prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, greatest of creation. Listen to the quality.
Allah says, we're in Allah, Allah funaki na vi m, indeed you are upon the best, the highest great level of character conduct. Anyone on earth wants to learn character, they need go no further than Muhammad. Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So to Allah says, la codon can Allah comfy rasulillah he has, indeed in the life in the example of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam there is that for every one of you to emulate, it is an example his life is an example for us to follow, but for who to follow. Lima Can I Oh, la,
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Whoever is looking forward to the meeting with Allah And whoever is conscious of the last day the day of judgment, and wherever remembers Allah often for them. He will follow that beautiful example. So Allah tells him
cordon Alamo in hula Zulu can lady aku we know that it hurts you what they are saying. That's what Allah is saying. We know we know what it pains you what they are saying, Do you know why not for himself but because they were denying the message. Imagine a truthful men coming to you with the truth and telling you the truth. And you are making a mockery of yourself
by denying in such a derogatory way, you know if you deny respectfully, perhaps one might not be that hurt to say inshallah, the truth will come to this person, because they are respectful. let's engage them. Let's talk to them. But when you deny with disrespect, it will pain a genuine person who cares for you. And there is none who was more caring than the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, he was so caring. He wanted Deen and goodness for everyone. Hurry soon Allah come he was desperately wanting the goodness for everyone. That's one of his qualities. That's why he kept talking to the enemies as well. He kept trying. He forgave so much. But here comes the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah says we know that it hurts you what they are saying because they are denying the messenger, they denying the messenger.
If Allah sends a messenger to give you the Quran, and Allah says go and give them the Quran, if they did not take the Koran, wouldn't it hurt you? Oh Allah, you gave me one task to do. And I'm trying to do it. But look, they are not accepting. That's what was hurting the prophets. Allah Allah, Allah Allah.
So Allah says, we know that it hurts you what they are saying
And then Allah continues to say.
But the NAT lemma in Zulu Kennedy aku father in law, you get the bonus. We want you to know. They know that you are speaking the truth.
Allahu Akbar. Now you can demonic, they don't belie you they know in their hearts. Islam is the truth. The teachings are the truth, worshiping your own maker and none other than your make alone is the truth. Mohammed is the truth Salalah Salaam, his message is the truth what Jesus made peace be upon him. He said, alayhis salam brought is the truth. Musa alayhis salam what he brought was the truth. They know it, they know it very well better than they know their own children. According to the Quran. Sometimes they don't even know their own children. It's a fact. When I read that verse many years ago, yeah, the foreigner who came it phenomenon. They know it as they know their
children. And one of the scholars said that they know it better than they know their own children. And I was thinking, why would he say that? And now with this issue of lineage, people don't even know their own children. They have to do a DNA test and hold their breath to find out what's the result. Now Allah forgive us.
So Allah says, they know what you are saying is the truth. While Akin avani mean a big lie he he hadn't. But the wrongdoers the sinners, the oppressors, they are just denying the verses of Allah for whatever reason. Their reason was they were scared we will lose money. They were scared we will lose our seat, we will lose our chair our power, they were scared that we will have to agree someone else's higher than us. They scared we will lose this and lose that for material reasons. They denied the professor Salah, but in their heart, they knew this is the truth.
Now what did they do? They started mocking, accusing and doing whatever, slowly but surely, one by one. They started accepting Islam. Their children came and saw this is the messenger people who interacted with him. They said this is the messenger. They said a shadow Allah, Allah illallah wa shadow.
many occasions, people who hated him when they interacted with him a little bit and got to know him. They said, I bear witness there is none worthy of worship besides Allah and you know, Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are indeed the Messenger of Allah. That's what they said.
Now, let's get to the verse that I was talking about at the beginning. The reason why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is very calm, and He always was come and when he reacted and retaliated more so with da, and more so yes, indeed, when it comes to mockery, Allah says, here's the verse in Surah, Al Haig
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We have protected you totally from the mockery of those who want to mock. We have protected your reputation, and we have protected your status completely no matter what they do. They will not be able to touch your status. It is sealed. done in cafe Naka, and Mr. Xie, those who want to do is Teza, they want to make a joke, a mockery. They want to say bad things about you. Don't worry, we protected you, every time they try that them or their children will be introduced to Islam, they will be introduced to you and the beauty of what you stood for and guess what they are their children or later on will accept Islam. Now I want to go back to that evidence I was talking about
that all of the people at some point when I say or almost all, at some point, became Muslim, from the children of those who mocked and even some of those who mocked look at Carly didn't.
He took part in the battles they murdered Muslims. There came a day when he said Oh ALLAH forgive me or messenger what will happen to me? The prophet SAW Selim says, Yeah, Khalid in Islam, if
you accept Islam, whatever bad you've done before is wiped out. Come Subhan Allah, He declared the Shahada and he became a warrior for Islam. What were they doing, but just a mockery, not just jokes, but they went to war against the Muslims and against the prophets Allah, they actively wanted to kill him. Look at
the Allahu anhu what happened he actively wanted to kill the prophets of Salaam
Subhana Allah the hearts are in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah will change them at any time. Allahumma Yama coliban pulu submit pulu burner Allah Dini
Remember that you are for you and I don't think I'm happy. I'm a Muslim, no shape and we'll play with all of us. Constantly preserve and protect your deen. constantly ask Allah to grant you the goodness and Allah will open your doors Subhana Allah, my brothers, my sisters, Allah says,
Allah vinaya Jaya Luna Allah Illa
Allah moon, immediately after that verse where Allah says, We have protected your reputation, your status, your standing, you are the nubby, who we have chosen for you to be that's who you are, no matter how much they say about you, it will not change anything. If anything, it will elevate your status further. And Allah says the people who mock at you They are the ones who worship deities besides Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then Allah says and I want to end with these verses, advice for all of us. Allah subhanho wa Taala says
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na kabhi kabhi Maja poo faseb be hemmed in Arabic. Welcome Mina, sir JD. Why Buddha Rebecca had to can lead
Allah says we know that your chest is being tightened because of what they say this is a different verse from the first one I mentioned. This is at the end of Sudoku. We know your chest is tightened because of what they are saying. Allah says declare the praise of your Lord Sabir behind the Arabic you want to feel good about something, say Subhana Allah Alhamdulillah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Allahu Akbar, there is nothing better than declaring the greatness of Allah. Allah says, praise Allah, a lot sub big behind the Arabic and prostrate, do your Salah prostrate, often find yourself in sujood, lengthen your sujood
praise Allah, even in your suit. Can minister God be from those who pray, all of us need to know you want to combat a tightening of the chest because of what someone is saying, be it about you or about the messenger or about anyone else, become steadfast yourself to start with? What's the point of barking about things and we are far away A man with a bottle in his hand and a man who fornicating and he's busy telling you I care about this and about that brother care about that bottle and care about what you're doing to begin with? May Allah grant us goodness, yes, I do know it is a flicker of a man in the heart. But let that flicker become a proper torch. Let it become such that when
people see us, they can see
the reminders sent by the messenger straight on our faces and in the way we behave.
Let's enact our salah and the praise of Allah and thereafter we have something where Allah says, worship Allah until the end, until death comes to you until you arrive at the final point continued to worship Allah right up to the end. That's what Allah says. So these are the verses of Allah. Today, my intention was to honor the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam although anyone who praises the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam speaks in his favor or in honor is actually only helping themselves. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam status is already the highest and allow will continue to elevate it every single time. That's why the Hadith says manansala Allah Yahweh Allah
sallallahu alayhi beha Asha whoever sends salutations and blessings upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once Allah will bless them 10 times more. So who did it help?
Remember to increase your Salah Allah Nabhi Remember to increase the blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam keep it moist on your tongue Allahumma salli ala nabina Muhammad Allah Allah Allah He was happy he was sending minimum sallallahu alayhi wa sallam repeated so many times. Allah will grant you the communists, my brothers and sisters, we are hurt by what is happening across the globe where people are trying. I say trying because they won't succeed. People are trying to make a mockery of this and that they want to insult us remember to react in a way that would not create two problems out of one, but inshallah it would help us and soon I promise you,
just like the whole of Quraysh became Muslim at some point, just like the people of Thai if became Muslim.
Just like the enemies of Islam turned to Islam, they will also turn to Islam in a very, very short space of time.
And that is not difficult for Allah. It's very easy it will happen. May Allah grant a steadfastness and guide the enemies of Islam towards the beauty of Islam aku kolyada masala Allahu wa salam ala nabina Muhammad