Channel: Mufti Menk
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[REVIEWED] Assalamu'alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Who do you belong to? Don't you belong to Allah, we say, --Innalillahi wa inna Ilaihi Raji'un-- Indeed, we all belong to Allah and we're all going to return to Allah, ultimately. So when you have children, or siblings, or parents, or a relative, a friend, a loved one, remember they don't belong to you, they belong to Allah.
Say, for example, a child, before you had that child, where was the child? People cry to Allah to bless them with children. In fact, let's pause for a moment and make a dua to those who don't have children. May Allah grant you children, may Allah bless you with children and those who do have children. May Allah make them the coolness of your eyes. But my brothers and sisters,
when you don't have children, you call out to Allah. And then when your wife is expecting, you do have children at some point, what happens? We start seeing my child, my son as low, Allah is not in the equation anymore. And Allah says, I gave you the child when you didn't have the child and I might decide to take the child away at any point. Are you ready for that? You must be, because at the end of the day, don't we all belong to Allah, and aren't we all going to return to Allah? So let's bear that in mind. Remember, you will lose loved ones, you have to lose loved ones, but it's not the end of everything.
Inshallah, on the other side, we will meet up. And that's the difference between a believer and one who does not believe. We believe that we are going to meet up on the other side, by the power and will of Allah, whom we will with prior to our birth, on this particular Earth. It's Allah plan that brought us into existence on earth. And Allah's plan will allow us to continue way beyond what we know as the death, the temporary death of this world. But it's in actual fact it is the eternal life of the hereafter. So if you've lost a loved one, take it in your stride. --Innalillahi wa Inna Ilaihi Raji'un-- we all belong to Allah, and unto Allah shall be our ultimate return, every single one of us, we were
allowed to say my child, whereas it was given by Allah, owned by Allah, and that was Allah who decided to grant us temporary custody of that particular child, so fulfill your rights, the rights that Allah has placed on your shoulders regarding this particular child, fulfill the child's rights. And remember, Allah will ask you, I gave you this trust. I entrusted you with this child for a period of time. What did you do? Did you do whatever you wanted to do? Or did you do what We wanted you to do? This is a very important lesson. So pass your test regarding children, regarding your loved ones. And when you lose them, tell yourself they will never fully yours. They were Allah's, they
just went back to their Owner, their true Owner, whom we shall all return to and who is the Owner of every single one of us and every single thing that has been created, He is the Creator. May Allah grant us a beautiful return to Him. And may Allah be pleased with us when he takes us away. And may Allah grant us a reunion with our loved ones on the other side. Aqulu qauli haza, Wassalamu'alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.