Channel: Mufti Menk
Friday 14th June 7pm at Masjid Uthman, Final Lecture
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa Sallim wa barik ala Muhammad Sallallahu ala nabina Muhammad Ali he Wasabi Wasabi momento b&b son in elomi. Dean.
We commenced by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala. As we always say, no matter how much we praise Him, we will never ever be able to do justice to
the act of worship known as praising Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. We ask Allah to accept from us whatever praise we engage in. And each one of us needs to become more conscious as to how much praise we are engaging in so that we can increase it not only by mouth, but even through our actions. We send complete blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam The one who brought all the goodness to us, we ask Allah to bless him, and all his household, his companions and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless every single one of us and to grant us goodness.
Brothers and sisters in Islam,
it is indeed once again,
a very great honor to be in the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Speaking about something that would remind us to become better believers, better Muslims, better people in general because if we were to follow the laws set by our maker, we would automatically become much better people.
In the past, I have spoken of the qualities of the believers, those who truly believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we made mention of verses of the Quran
that Allah subhanho wa Taala has described some of the qualities today I want to make mention of a few more qualities mentioned in a different part of the Quran, the opening verses of Surah miniboone. And perhaps how we are to look at this, there are many angles from which we can learn lessons by the verses of the Quran. And therefore whatever we say is not necessarily the only angle that it should be looked at when Allah subhanho wa Taala describes success in the opening verse, but the F let me know.
Indeed successful are the believers. If we are to stop there for a moment and ask ourselves in my life, what do I think success is let's be honest, if I am to say success, I think immediately of certain things, what are those things? Is it wealth? Is it a nice house? Is it a beautiful car? Is it a lovely wife and children? Perhaps multiple wives Allahu Akbar. Look at all the smiles on the faces Mashallah. Allah bless us all what is success? Ask yourself and be honest. What do you think success is So, Allah says successful are those who believe Yes, we all claim to be believers. So, Allah does not stop there he continues making mention of the qualities of these people. So that he
can guide us because my brothers and sisters, the weakness we have is we consider success based solely on what is material or what is found in this world a lot of the time. So shapen comes to us and makes us forget that success sometimes can be achieved even if you have not got what you want or desire in this particular world. This is why this afternoon we made mention of how some people are very poor or some people might be downtrodden, yet they will be entering paradise before the others there is a great possibility.
So we need to fine tune the issue of success divided into two. One is success in this world and one is success in the life after death. And if you have both then we say neuron Allah no you know light upon light, you have both Mashallah you have success in this world. You have beautiful children a lovely house and Mashallah good house perhaps good looks a beautiful spouse and Mashallah you may have a lot of wealth and you are able to do so much we will say Alhamdulillah and if you are also a person who is preparing for the aff era in a very big way, whereby you can take heed of what Allah has taught us in the Quran, you will definitely be able to smile on the day of judgment when Allah
calls you out.
as being from amongst the categories of those who have special treatment on that day. There are many Hadith which make mention of special treatment on the day of the AMA, and I'm sure we would know some of these a hadith such as the Hadith of the seven categories of people and this is a common Hadith who shall be granted the shade of Allah subhanho wa Taala on that day when it will be needed the most pausing
there for a moment again.
Allah has sent to us a guiding light
in the form of a messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
who was a human being like myself and yourselves obviously much more virtuous, the best of creation. He was chosen as an OB he was chosen as one who would deliver the message, he delivered it and he accomplished the mission. This is why Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how the religion is perfected. And leiomyoma Kemal Tula Khun Dena Kumar Atman to Allah income
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when Allah subhanho wa Taala declares that on this day, I have completed my gift upon you, or I have perfected the faith the deen that I have sent down the way of life, all the instructions are made clear. And my gift upon you is complete. I have delivered it to you.
And I am pleased that that
if you were to submit you will definitely attain goodness in this world and the next.
So the Quran we have is the miracle of this oma, don't be mistaken. Always remember that we see the Quran we should know this is a miracle of the oma, how is it a miracle? It is a miracle in every single aspect of its existence, because it is the word of the Creator Subhan Allah, for us, my brothers and sisters, it is important to know two things, amongst many other things. One is, why was the messenger sent? Do you know? You need to know? Why did Allah choose to send messengers? So some people say, well, to guide us to take us out of the darkness and to guide us to the light and so on? That is part of the answer. Yes. Some people would say, as a mercy to mankind, yes, that is part of
the answer. It's all included. The messengers were sent primarily to show us how to worship Allah.
The messengers were sent to, to show us how our Creator wants to be worshipped. This is why when I read Salah tomaree How am I supposed to read it? Can I choose my own way and style? No, I need to make sure that I go back to the teachings of the one who was specially sent as a gift to me to show me how Allah wants to be worshipped. And this is why we always speak of innovation. You know, some people get upset when you tell them this is an innovation that isn't innovation, this is wrong, that is wrong, they get upset, do not get upset, because the whole purpose why the messenger was sent sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was to lay it bare to you and I as to how to worship Allah. So I cannot
choose and decide how the acts of worship shall be. But Allah decides that this is how you will worship me. So that is one point we need to understand and realize,
never insult the messenger May peace be upon him, by indulging or engaging in something that is considered a direct act of worship. That has not been taught by him. It cannot be an act of worship, like we've said in the past. If a person stands in the heat on one leg, with the other hand facing the sky and says, I love Allah so much, and I just want him to notice me is that way, is that good? It would be considered foolish because not only is it an innovation, but it is harmful to the health and it is something unacceptable.
So brothers and sisters, we need to alert ourselves at all times, at all times. What are we doing in terms of acts of worship? Did We Learn a page?
From what we were supposed to be learning? Have we taken from the life of Muhammad? sallallahu alayhi wasallam? Have we understood his entire mission? If not, we have a lot to learn my brothers and sisters.
And then we look at the second point and that is the Quran itself. A lot of us use it as a book where we only soothe ourselves through its recitation without pondering deeply over its verses. And this is why Allah asks a question to all of us. Although the question was from the time of Porush more than 1400 years ago, the question is for me and you, FLIR Tada.
Are they not going to ponder deeply over the verses of the Quran over the Quran itself? ponder deeply.
We're living in this world. We all have crises, the solutions to those crises are definitely revealed already. But sometimes we've been too lazy to go through. We've been
Too lazy to look at, we've been too lazy to ponder over, we've been too lazy to attend. We've been too lazy to make time and so on. So we never knew that there were solutions yet. We've read so many other books in our lives. Take a look at the novels that people read. Take a look at the story books that people read, take a look at the economic books that people read. Yes, economic books, the books that will make you wealthy, perhaps maybe, what about the wealth of the era? What about the goodness of this world and the next we need to understand and realize Allah has sent a book as a gift. If you don't understand the verse, make sure you make it clear with those who know me, Allah subhanho wa
Taala, grant us goodness. So the book that is in front of us, is a book that is a gift for me and you to look into, to read, to recite, to try and understand, to put into practice and to convey to others. This is why Allah says other
successful or those who believe the believers are the ones who are ultimately successful.
So one might say, why is it that on the globe, the believers are suffering? That's a good question.
It is a taste of Allah subhanho wa Taala sometimes, and sometimes we are being tasted, or we are being made to taste part of what we deserve because of our abandonment of what has been revealed. That's what it could be. So there are many reasons. It's a test from Allah. Allah did not promise you that if you are close to me, I will not test you. The one who has had the most tests from all of us was the most Beloved Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam to the degree that Allah says in the law either Baba Danny but Allah.
This is a hadith of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Obviously, these words are the words of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. But the message is from Allah subhanho wa Taala. When Allah loves a slave of his worship of his, he tests him. So you have bigger tests, you have this problem that issue. Don't worry, my brother, don't worry, my sister, a day will come when you will be floating in Paradise, Allahu Akbar, floating in paradise. Why? Because you endured what Allah placed in your direction, may Allah create ease for us in this world as well as the next
There comes a time when your health will begin to fail you whether you like it or not, there comes a time when you will lose that life of yours. Whether it is today or tomorrow, that day is definitely coming. That means if people who are left behind consider it a huge catastrophe and the calamity that you have died, it would mean they have not understood that it's the only way that you can actually get to paradise. Everyone wants to go to Paradise. No one wants to die. Have you thought of that? Who wants to go to gentlemen? With a show of hands? Let's see.
Okay, I won't ask you who wants to die? Allahu Akbar. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us the day we go. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every one of us and grant us paradise. Brothers and sisters even if we don't know one another. We love one another for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala The only thing that unites our hearts is the message of Allah and the deen of Islam and the man that inshallah we are trying our best to keep flickering until the day we meet with Allah subhanho wa Taala. So I am curious to know who are these successful people that Allah is describing? He says successful other believers by the Avila helmy known Allah alladhina hoon de Sala
One of the qualities of these true believers are, they are the ones who are in their prayer, engaged in concentration.
They have much concentration in their prayer, dedication in their prayer, for sure is a combination of many English words put together. Like I said last night. English does not qualify to translate the Arabic language but there are certain words that are close so we use them.
Like I've given the example of prayer. Some people say Salah is prayer, and some people say do our is prayer. Salah is a special type of a supplication, which the English language does not have just one word to translate but it would require a whole paragraph to explain. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us. So if Salah requires a paragraph, what do you think the Tim who sure requires in that Salah, may Allah grant it to us, it is a combination of concentration,
dedication, focus, humility, humbleness for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. How many of us have a problem whereby it is when we say Allahu Akbar that all our problems come to our mind, we start
Thinking of this, we start thinking of that we think of how quickly we need to go today. Later on some way we think of how long this Imam is taking. We think of so many other things. It is reported that a man once and obviously this is a story, I don't know whether it is accurate or not. I just need to make mention it's an example.
It is reported that there was once a man who told the Imam you have read only three records, but the rest of the masjid did not know. And it was Salah to Asia. So they asked him they said no can't be. And he said no, I'm 100% Sure. He says What do you mean? The rest of the people who said we don't know because everyone couldn't learn FIFA Kenya is bound you know, everyone is in their own rotating in their own orbit Subhana Allah May Allah protect us all. So what happens that he said I have four businesses and I make my I take my account in every record for one of those businesses. Today I only completed three this one left.
If this is accurate, it shows us how poor in our lives that is not an example that might happen. No, but it shows that all of us have some form of an issue. When we say Allahu Akbar, if someone were to poke you, you should not be able to feel it. That's how it is. If someone were to try and distract you, your mind is plugged in with Allah subhanho wa Taala It reminds me of electricity, when you plug that plug into where it is supposed to be going in the socket and you turn it on and the electricity is coming at 220 volts, nothing will distract it, it will go wherever it is conducted. So much. So if you were to put your finger there, you get sucked into it so badly that you become
charcoal, may Allah protect us. We are supposed to be plugged in with Allah when we are eating Salah. Such that we are communicating with Allah mean at more than 220 volts. More than that.
We are weak so someone might ask, How can I achieve that? I am trying. I'm trying I'm sure we are all trying to achieve that. How can I achieve that?
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says
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those who turn away from that which is futile. You know what is level few unnecessary unimportant. If it is bad, we must be very far from it. But if it is unnecessary, we should reconsider our involvement in it. If you want concentration in Salah you need to cut out unnecessary activity and thoughts and deeds and so on. You need to cut out that which is not necessary today. We have less and less concentration in Salah because we have more and more distractions. So if I have so many distractions in my life, I will have less concentration in my prayer. Today we have WhatsApp we have blackberry messenger. And soon we will be having perhaps red berry messenger as well, because there
are more red berries on the globe than they are black. Have you thought of it? One wonders why they started with that one.
But we have so many distractions of the computer and the social networks and also the people and the beautiful stuff that we see around us the cars are being updated, the phones are being updated, the facility in the houses are being updated. So I am working towards getting a new Ferrari for example. Not because I come from Harare, like I said the other day. So panela
and I'm working towards perhaps updating and upgrading my house maybe my kitchen, maybe the bedrooms, maybe the the bathroom and so on. And I'm so involved in that, that when I come to salah and I say Allahu Akbar where Will my mind be Subhana Allah, I'm not saying don't update, but don't become unnecessary indulged and involved where your life rotates around things that are not primary, to be honest with you. You have your children they are primary you have your family, they are primary, you have your basic needs that's primary, but that can become secondary when you indulge to the degree that you give them preference over Allah. So Allah says, Yeah, are you Latina, man,
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Oh, you who believe. Do not allow your wealth and your family to distract you from the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Don't let them make you oblivious why you have a duty towards your family and you have an obligation
To earn cassville halaal to earn that which is permissible and that which is pure it is your obligation you need to survive in the dunya but don't allow it to overtake the link with Allah subhanho wa Taala. No way in that case you will lose this world and you will lose the next because the dunya is always faster than you are if you are driving at 220 kilometers an hour. without talking of all the speed traps I saw today. If you are driving at 220 kilometres per hour, the dounia will move at 240 when you get to 240 it will be a 260 when you get to 260 it will be at 300 you will never ever reach the climax never in terms of the dunya
Have you thought of it so this is why if you are not happy with what Allah has given you and content you will lose concentration in Salah because your mind will be involved in that which you are never going to get anyway. May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us content.
This is food for thought we need to think about it. I want to concentrate in Salah It is one of the highest things that I can have Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once said and we were taught this that one of the first things that will be taken away from the soma is that you will enter a Masjid of Jama Masjid where people are eating congregation and not even one of them will be concentrating. It's a sign you sheikh who entered the hula mosqueda Martin Fowler, Tara fee or Julian Harsha. They will come a time when you will enter a musty house of Allah, people will be concentrating about things besides Allah. Why all these distractions for many reasons. One of them
is the distractions we have. So one Latina woman in love with those who can turn away from unnecessary items few times that which is a distraction in your life, stay away from it, cut it out. In that case, you will be able to achieve so much more, I can give you a few examples. Some may like it, some may not like it. Some people concentrate on sports so much that they know more about sport than they know about their own religion.
So if I were to ask some of the young people named me 12 of the footballers, their name you 12. They tell you Uncle 12 is too little, I can name you 24, even the reserves sitting on the bench and the coaches and the managers and their girlfriends.
Some of the people will tell you this, because they are so involved, they will tell you the scores, the teams who want what way they want and so on, but they won't be able to tell you about it better and 100 and 100 and the Sahaba they won't even name 12 of them. And they won't even know the top from amongst them. If we were to say who are the ashera they won't even know what is the ashara they won't even know who are the 10 named them. Allah has some people know people they are not supposed to be knowing or people that they could have known. Let's not be that bad people, they could have known but as a secondary point of knowledge, not primary at all, something that will come afterwards
later on. Firstly, we need to know something much more important. This is why, you know, a few days ago, one brother was telling me that my children are involved in cartoons. Now cartoon is a distraction.
And you know, it keeps them quiet. But I am noticing what you told us that you know, it makes them act upon what they see. So Tom and Jerry are fighting whole day. Right? So this is why they are fighting Big brother and small sister fighting all day. So he said what's the solution? I said, Brother, you know the solution? Why are you asking me, you know the solution. But
something came to my mind at that time. And I want to share it with you because it's very interesting. Imagine for a moment this is maybe unimaginable, or some people who might be involved in the industry might try to look into it. Imagine for a moment if there was a cartoon. And the reason I'm saying this is because they are cartoons that distract our children, and we cannot sometimes get them off it because it was our fault to stop them on it and hook them on it. At the same time. When mothers think that know the best way to keep my child silent. Just plunk them in front of a television. I use that word purposely because that's exactly what they do. They just
dumped them in front of the TV. And they are they say my son is very good. He is being educated my system. He is being educated by what by something you would not like to educate him but you don't realize just because he's quiet does not mean he is going to be a successful child. Remember, an effort is required from you, my parent upon your child, may Allah protect us make us from those who can make time. Let's take a look at what I was saying. So because it has such a big impact, it makes them fight when they see fighting it makes them dance when they see dancing. I thought for a moment what if one day Jerry had to open the Koran. Even the non Muslim children would open the Quran.
What if one day Jerry had to read salah and he had to cut the fighting and say guys, it's time for Salah. Let me read some
Imagine what our children would do turn off the TV, go and read Salah. Look at the impact of the television on your child, my brothers and sisters, my mind has raised because ideally, it would be best if we could abstain completely but who is abstaining? Let's be honest. So what is the solution? Somehow, someway, we need to come up with some alternative that we can market to the globe such that even the non Muslims when they are watching it, they think to themselves, you know what, we need to stop for a moment and open revelation, why that's where we will get guidance. Why couldn't the fathers think of those type of things, they only thought of fighting and of picking on one another
May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us.
So Allah says, when you give up that which is few times, you will be able to concentrate on your Salah when you concentrate on your Salah, you are most likely to be one of those who are considered the successful because that's a quality made mention of and let's take a look at the next part of the verse. where Allah subhanho wa Taala says, One ladina only Zakat if known. So after he makes mention of the issue of abstaining from unnecessary activity level, and one Latina woman in love with Marylebone, he says one Latina homeless catify alone zakka, my beloved brothers and sisters, is divided into two major categories.
People might think those who give out their soccer, that's a part of it. Definitely those who give out arms to the poor, those who are considerate of the others. So they are compassionate. And so they reach out to others in terms of charitable deeds, both that which is compulsory, and that which is voluntary. Don't just stick to that which is compulsory, that is still called a bit of stinginess, may Allah protect us only compulsory, why don't you give more, only compulsory is not even yours, because it is allowed. He told you that Listen, this percentage belongs to me, all I want you to do is to give it away where I asked you to give it like someone comes and give you 20
dyrham and tells you Look, my brother, this is so many dinner, or dyrham or whatever it is. Take this and please give it to that man, is it yours? It's not yours, it is an Amana. So Allah tells you, I will give you a million. But on top of that, I'm going to give you another 200,000 or 25,000, for example, and that 25,000 I'd like you to give it to that person or this person. And we still find ourselves no matter it's hard for me to calculate that, let me hang on let me recheck and so on and you know what it might be 24.9 it might not be 25 What is the reason we do this? Let us give out more siala yours 25 but I want to give out more another 25 year goes 5% so
it's just food for thought something to think about. So
Zakah would include yes giving but it also includes what is known as gear to neffs. to cleanse your soul of bad qualities that is what will make you a person who can abstain from what is few times. Remember we are going in order. The verses are miraculous they are coming down in order. Allah is telling you successful other believers, those who concentrate in their Salah, those who abstained from that which is futile so one leads to the other Are you noticing you want to abstain from that which is futile? Do you know what is required? Clean your heart cleanse your deeds cleanse them thoroughly. Remove hatred remove ill feeling remove jealousy. Remove the love of this world. Remove
the love of innovation. Remove the love of anything else in your heart that is dangerous and detrimental. Make sure that you are an upright individual who has cleansed his or her heart in a way that every day we are worried about the condition of our hearts.
Allah we're in the field Jessa de la magua II de sala de la Halle Jessa Dooku what either faster that faster than just a Dooku Allah wa here. This is a powerful narration we should all be knowing of by heart. It is an agreed upon narration narrated by an old man even niboshi common name.
Allah bless all the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam they carried the details to us. So he says, Behold, in this body, there is a piece of flesh, if it is pure and good, the whole body will be pure and good. And if it is bad and evil, the whole body will be bad and sick or even
behold, that piece of flesh is the heart. So I need to cleanse my and make it pure and good so that I can be a person who can deliver correctly. I can be a person when I come into a Salah everything else is behind. Allahu Akbar, I forgotten the whole world.
I am now on a new level. Try that my brothers and sisters. In order to achieve that we would need to cut out unnecessary activity when we talk of unnecessary does haraam have a place
Not at all? No, not at all. So if you are supposed to stay away from that, which is few times, what do you think is supposed to be your connection with that which is totally forbidden? Absolutely no connection? May Allah forgive us. May He grant a string. Like we say, there is a turning point in everyone's life. But as insistence if you don't turn, there are others who are turning
If you are going to turn away, we will replace you with others. They won't be like you. We have seen this with our eyes revert to Islam are sometimes more serious about the deen than born Muslims. I'm sure you are witness to this while they've seen the dark side they are now on the light. They are so happy, so glad, so thankful to Allah to having shown them the life that they cling on to it. May Allah make a steadfast now lawmakers from those who can appreciate brothers and sisters, why is it that when we see the evil, we think to ourselves, I'm still young, let me go and test out and check out you know, when I go home, perhaps I'll decide to dress appropriately or not to go No, you may
never see that age, there are people who've died early death is not a Doom, nor is it a catastrophe. It's a gift of Allah, He takes you to a new level to a life that will have no death after it. That's a gift of Allah. But we need to prepare for that it could come at any time.
So let us not be replaced by others. And this is why it's important for us to cleanse our hearts for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala loves one another. When you hold hatred, it has much more weight on you not only spiritually, but your health is affected. When you have hatred for someone you see them. Your shoulder muscles tighten. I'm talking of a medical physical aspect.
Why hold the hatred release? You take it out? So what you want to stay away from one or two people stay away from them. Yes, if you hate something for the sake of Allah, it is correct. You might hate to have it you might hate this and that because Allah has made it haram but the individuals are always what I would term hella dour, which means there is a person who might, for example, be having bad habits. He could be my platform for propagation. Because my aim is if I can talk to him in a way that he can eradicate those habits I've achieved. Remember this, it's broad mindedness. It's thinking in the correct way. When you see someone engaged in evil, ask yourself, you hate that evil.
What about the person, you want to bring them closer?
That's the attitude. That's the attitude. So this is why we say when we have the the quality of anger and temper
for anything and everything. It is a burden on our shoulders, we will be able or what will happen to us it will affect our health, our blood circulation, it will really make us people who are unhealthy from a physical aspect as well as from a spiritual aspect. It's even worse. When a young man came to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and asked him a question.
Give me some advice, concise, he says, Don't get angry. He says I need more advice. He says don't get angry. I need more advice. Don't get angry. Imagine you are asking the best of creation for advice. What was one going to expect? And he keeps on repeating Don't get angry. The message is for me and you as well. Don't get angry my brothers and sisters. Anger can actually kill you.
When we tell people it will take away your life. They say okay, let me calm down, calm down, you know blood pressure and so on. You need to sell the product today materially, but when you tell them it's a Deen, and it's a religious instruction, they take a bit of a while still to follow it. This is why when I describe such that to some of the youth, we always talk about the medical benefits of sudo Do you know you have high cholesterol such that will help you how it's the only position that one can comfortably get into whereby the brain is lower than the heart so that it is gravity that will push the blood oxygenated blood to the brain thereby going to the rest of the organs in such a
way that it is effortless whereas if you had to stand up an effort is required to pump that blood up amazing. SubhanAllah Are we ready to spend a little bit more time Institute brothers and sisters, even for your health law cover?
Allah grant us goodness when a law dictates something it's always beneficial for us, our health, our goodness, our spirituality, it's a package. So we need to surrender to it and ask Allah to grant us goodness. So we have already reached a point where Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of Zika one Latina homeless aka TFR, one Latina only Fujimoto
now Allah is speaking about the qualities of those same people who are successful. We coming down one after the other. We spoke about how important it is to cleanse the heart and how important it is to rectify our condition and allowances they are those who protect their private paths direct language is used alladhina hoon Lee Fuji him have direct clear cut term Allah says they are those who protect their private paths. They protect their chastity we would call it
This is why Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once was addressing a gathering. Do you know what he says? He says My yoke Malema Bina de la banda de
whoever guarantees me two things I guarantee in paradise. Only two things. What are those two things I want paradise. You want paradise? He says you guarantee me the correct use of what is between your cheeks, meaning your tongue and what is between your thighs meaning your private paths. If you guarantee me the correct use of those two, I guarantee you paradise. I guarantee you paradise. This is the saying of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam imagine?
So one says okay, I'll do it, do it, you will achieve paradise.
Not as easy as said because sometimes we swear sometimes we utter sometimes we lie. Sometimes we heard and our tongues are this way that way. Have you noticed Allah did not say don't use those two.
He says you use it correctly. So Allah has a specific channel, whereby you will use these two organs. They are so important that even in this verse, or these verses we are reading Allah describes the successful believer, as he who has used these two organs of his in an upright fashion here one is being made mention of in the Hadith, while Medina only Farrugia him happy alone. And immediately after that Allah makes an exception to say those who use them upon that which is permissible their spouses and others that Allah has made permissible for them. And Allah subhanho wa Taala makes it clear anyone who goes beyond that limit, they are definitely they are definitely not
only beyond the limit, but they have engaged in enmity, they have engaged in transgression of the limit, they will harm themselves. These are warnings from Allah subhanho wa Taala. If a person cannot control his private paths, how will he be able to cleanse his heart?
Allahu Akbar, Allah protect us.
If we cannot cleanse his heart, how will he be able to abstain from that which is few times? If he cannot abstain from that, which is few times? How will he be able to concentrate in prayer? And if he cannot concentrate in prayer, how will he achieve the success being spoken about?
You see how we have scheduled it backwards.
And in order to protect your private parts, look at what the next part of the verse says. One levena only among
those who are very considered, or those who look after their covenant and their promises, they look after their allegiance. They made sure that whatever they have promised, the covenant that they are they have struck towards the covenant that they fall under is always looked after it comes first among us.
The trust that is laid upon them is number one.
The word Amarna if I were to translate it, one of the words that I can use is trust. We have been entrusted with this man. We have been entrusted with the life. We have been entrusted with nica in the case of those who are married, it's a trust. This is a trust in your hands, do you fulfill it? Allahu Akbar.
If you fulfill the trusts for Allah, you will be able to fulfill them for fellow human beings. And if you fulfill them, hopefully you will protect your private part because that is also a trust from Allah. And if that happens, you will be able to achieve much more as we have spoken about this evening.
Then Allah says, will levena Humala, Swati emu Have you known the last quality that is being made mention of here, something interesting, you know what it says? Those who protect their
Salah what's the difference between this one and the first one?
The first one is quality. This one is quantity. So what is more important in the deen quality or quantity?
quality? Allah says the opening verses of Surah mulk alarie holla calm
Talia, Yocum, San Juan Ella.
Love Oh, I love that verse. We love all the verses but this one, Allah says why he has created death in life in order to test you. That's the reason why he created death and life to test you. Who has better deeds.
Not necessarily more, some people come away, they will read lots of
Allah or nephila extra Salah at night, so many record, but each one of those that occurred is like picking on the ground, you know, and yet there is someone else who may not have been engaged in so many nephila, but they have tried their best to concentrate to read with a lot of concentration. This dude is correct, they're sitting is correct there, Nina, you know, the calmness is valid and correct, they will perhaps achieve a much greater reward.
A person who works through the Quran, that might even be a means of negativity against them. It's the word of Allah. I always say the word of Allah Read it carefully, beautifully lovely clearly. Imagine the news of a country if you have a channel that is reading out the news. And the news reader reads the news in such a way that nobody understands exactly what to say. And
how would that be?
news they'd be fired straightaway. The same minute they block the whole broadcast. They say you are an insult. Come on. This is the news of our country. You need to read it thoroughly. We know that person will have a lot to answer. What about Allah you're reading his word? How dare you whip through it and rush through it as though you want to get over and done with it? sooner than later? This is our attitude sometimes. It's an insult, read less, but read it properly. beautify your voice read it from lovely Mashallah enjoy the recitation is the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So Allah wants the quality of it. It's the quality that he is testing us for. Yes, there is something known as foreign. We cannot run away from that. It's compulsory.
That you have to have both the quality and the quantity for that.
May Allah grant us goodness.
But when it comes to that, which is extra in excess, do that which is good, with a good quality remembering that you are the one who is in need of Allah. Yeah.
Oh, you who believe all all people in fact, Allah says oh people, you are the ones who are absolutely dependent upon Allah. You need Allah completely for every movement of yours. You need Allah and Allah is independent of you. He does not need you at all. He says the next verse, He shall use
if he wants, he can delete you.
Imagine using Hebrew, he can make you go, which means he can subtract you gone out.
That's Allah. So Allah is telling us like I said, the verse of Surah mulk, which I mentioned a few moments ago. Do you know how Allah NZ Allah subhanho wa Taala says something very, very beautiful. He says he is as easy and as a fool which means he is most powerful yet he is forgiving. If he wants to punish he can destroy but he leaves he lets go he still says okay, it's fine.
So this is Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is the gift that he has bestowed upon us. And he tells us very clearly,
in this particular verse, will Latina whom Allah, Allah wa t him you have shown those who protect the number of Salah they are supposed to be reading the term Salawat is used here which is plural and earlier on the term Salah was used which is singular, or referring to all the Salah here what we learn and something primary and brilliant. your starting point my brothers and sisters, your starting point now you're a min now you have repented to Allah you ask Allah for forgiveness, you've promised him to be a better person and hamdulillah what would happen your starting point make sure you read your five Salah without missing even one come what may come rain come sunshine in our
language. Come rain come sunshine. You make sure you are up for such and such.
You leave your door that's a starting point, that is the beginning of the path, if that is in order, and you make sure you are punctual on that come what may, it will lead to the next step, you become conscious of Allah, you become a person who protects your private path, you become a person who can fulfill all the covenants and so on, because you are already fulfilling one major one, then you protect your chastity, you appreciate your spouse, you stay far away from sin. And then what happens you are a person who can cleanse his own heart because your Salah is in order, you will stop engaging in that which is few times
and what will happen ultimately you achieve success because then what type of Salah you read will come into play it will become better the quality of it will increase. So although the starting point might be the quantity, there will come a time definitely when the quality will improve. Remember this the quality will improve. So inshallah I hope and I pray that the few words that I have said would be of motivation. I want to show you how those verses in Allah says, Now we've spoken about categories of people, right. So Allah says, Allah, hoop,
Latina de una De
La Hoya. They are the ones who shall inherit. They are the inheritors of what of the paradise, the everlasting abode of paradise. So if you try you fulfill your Salah, make sure it's in order and you move up the ladder slowly but surely. Remember, if your Salah is not in order, it's going to be very tough to build upon a building that has no foundation or a weak foundation. They will come a time when you find yourself dilly, dallying. Start off repenting to Allah, asking Allah to wipe out our sin. And at the same time asking Allah to open our doors and asking him to make us punctual on our salah and remain steadfast. You should weep if you have slept over a Salah you should weep. If time
has lapsed over salah and the prayer and you have not fulfilled it. It should be something that should make you cry. You should feel the hurt and you should read it immediately. Manama Ancelotti, owner sia foliose Allah
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says,
Whoever has mistakenly overslept or forgotten out of forgetfulness, a Salah they should fulfill it as soon as they remember. Stop everything and fulfill it. Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us And may Allah grant us goodness, I've spoken for my time and Alhamdulillah I have a flight to catch in a few moments. I asked Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless us all, and to grant us all paradise. I hope and I pray these few words can have been that of motivation and purity. May we all become people who are steadfast and I invite every single one of you to spend more time with the scholars of Deen in your location in order that you may study the deen and you may improve in it with knowledge and you
may attain the knowledge of the Quran and the Sunnah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. There are so many of the scholars who are doing so much hard work, make use of them and attend their lectures, attend their lessons and inshallah you will find a great benefit. But if you are not going to make the time and fight your own desires, and if you are not going to sacrifice you will never be able to achieve because achievement comes with sacrifice. Allah says well Ludhiana jahad rufina than the unknown sabudana those who struggle and strive to come towards us, we will open our doors of guidance, we will guide them towards our ways in our paths. May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept our
struggle, may He forgive us all, until we meet again sometime where and if Allah subhanho wa Taala wills we say sallallahu wasallam ah Baraka Allah Nabina Muhammad Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen Subhana Allah He will be handed Subhana Allah Mohammed ik a shadow Allah, Allah Allah and that's number one.