Channel: Mufti Menk
A lecture on how to get to Paradise and what to expect there. Delivered at Masjidus Salaam in Laudium, South Africa.
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim In the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala Most Gracious, Most Merciful Alhamdulillah All praise is indeed due to Allah subhanho wa Taala Alhamdulillah Allah subhanho wa Taala him in Halle Allah now we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala upon all conditions but there is one condition that we seek the protection of Allah subhanho wa Taala from and that is the condition of the people who shall be cast into Hellfire May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us and may not make us from among those
will suddenly will suddenly more volume healthy edge Marina Bina Habib una vaca Tina Amina Mohammed Gibney Abdullah he was early he was happy he was seldom at the Sleeman kathira we send complete blessings and salutations upon the best of creation, the most noble of all prophets, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household, all his companions May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every single one of his companions, and every member of his household. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless all those from that time who struggled and strove in such a way that they learned the deen they protected it preserved it they put it into practice and they conveyed it so that today we
are seated in the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah subhanahu wa taala Have mercy on all of them and bless them. And may Allah bless us as well. Brothers and sisters this evening we will be talking about Jenna its paths and pleasures. Every one of us by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala will be entering Jenna.
Every one of us will be entering gentlemen, you have to have hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala How will you enter?
by the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala it is solely and only Rama or the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala that will grant you and I entry into Jenna and how do we attain the mercy of Allah by trying our best? How do I attain the mercy of Allah? People say you will not you will not intergender through your deeds because you and I know just now we're at salado, Missouri. What was the concentration level? You know it? Was it 100% No, it wasn't it was below 100. So if Allah once he is pure, he might decide to throw it away. He says, Look, this deed is not good enough, but because we tried and we were sincere, His mercy will accept the deal, not because we deserved it, but because
his mercy allowed that to go through May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us. We read the Quran. We engage in Vickery we do good deeds for the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Sometimes a little bit of contamination happens in the sense that a slight bit of show off comes to the heart or sometimes while you are doing a deed, another thought comes in your mind that is worldly, perhaps it's the mercy of Allah, I will get the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala by trying I need to try my best because Allah knows I'm a human being he knows I'm going to falter he knows I will sin He did not say when you sin. Let's see your daughter Jenna is closed in
shock Abby YLV Roma Duna Alec, while Vilma una economy Asha, Allah subhanho wa Taala will not forgive the Association of partnership with him. Besides that he will forgive what ever else he would like to forgive up to him, but that he promises that I won't forgive the Association of partnership with Allah subhanho wa Taala. May Allah protect us from all forms of shield, major and minor? And may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from among those whom, when people warn us of the different types of Sheikh etc, we listen carefully, we listen attentively, because that is the primary sin that Iblees promised Allah that people would engage in and Allah says, Well, if they
engage in that sin, then their chances to go into Jannah closed, but there is hope, what is the whole for as long as you are breathing, even if you've engaged in shield, you can still turn back and seek the forgiveness of Allah, this wisdom of Assyrian and Allah and fuqaha explained that it has got to do with when someone has died and not repented from sin. Still, the mercy of Allah may decide to forgive all the person's sins, but not the ship. So if you if you've asked for forgiveness, from ship before you passed away, then definitely
You will be forgiven by Allah subhanho wa Taala
evidence of it is the Sahaba of the aluminum themselves. They became known as the best to tread the earth after the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala starting from Abu Bakr, Ilan, Omar
and going down with man, the founder of the Alon, Ali, Ali bin,
and the rest of the Sahaba were they not mushrikeen the bulk of them? Were they not from among those who worshiped stones and idols and so many different things they were but Allah forgave them and made them the best of creation after the ambia Allah He was Salatu was Salam from amongst those two who walked on earth Subhana Allah.
So it goes to show that when a person accepts the deen when a person accepts Islam, he has hope that hope insha Allah is what will take him to Jenna. The Hadith says it's a hadith Pudsey, meaning Allah subhanho wa Taala is speaking, he says, and are in the one Nia DB Allah He that is a powerful narration. He says, I will treat every one of my worship is according to how he or she perceives me. If you think Allah is going to punish you that seat is no hope for you. Perhaps that might happen because you are insulting Allah when Allah subhanho wa Taala says gulia A baddie Lavina so for Allah.
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Sumatra, Zuma, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Omaha Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tell them give the message. Why does Allah say all the time because Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the messenger he had to come with the message. What was the message? Well, here is it a lie saying Go and tell them. The part of the message was, tell them all my worshippers who have transgressed against themselves, never ever lose hope in the mercy of Allah. No matter what you have done for Indeed Allah will forgive all your sins. He is most forgiving, Most Merciful. When Allah says never lose hope in my mercy and you start losing hope in his mercy thinking that's it for me. I won't go
to Jelena perhaps I'm going to be cast into Hellfire You are insulting the one who told you don't lose hope in my mercy. So we need to change the perspective here. Yes, we are warned about jahannam we are warned about hellfire. But did you know that the verses of hope are far more? Did you know that that hardy of hope are far more because men needs hope? Hope provides you along Mashallah, you also need a warning time and again, but the warnings are such that every time Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about his punishment immediately. He says something about his mercy He speaks about gentlemen, when you hear verses of jahannam and Hellfire immediately after that Allah says or before
that he says, As for those who believe and do good deeds, we've prepared for them, General for those.
Do you not believe the answer is yes. Do you not try your best to do good deeds? The answer is yes. Well then good news to you. So panela good news to you. You're trying Allah knows you're trying and Allah knows you are weak. This is why Allah says, and this is another powerful verse. We're talking of the paths to get to Jenna. That's where this all fits in.
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those who commit immorality, speaking about fornication, adultery, another form of immorality, immoral behavior, immoral speech, all sorts of other things, those who commit immorality, but they are believers within what happens to them.
Those who commit immorality or they have transgressed against themselves, they quickly remember Allah, they regret what did I do? What did I just do now? I should not have done it. It was a waste of time, a waste of effort, a waste of energy or waste of money, and more than everything, it was the displeasure of Allah. Why did I do this? When you commit a sin of immorality, or you will press yourself in some way? Why does Allah say oppress yourself? Would because when you sin, you don't harm Allah, you actually harm yourself. When you commit a sin, Allah doesn't nothing deducted from Allah, domain and Kingdom Not at all. His dominion is there, nothing is deducted, you have deducted
yourself from the mercy of Allah.
So Allah says you oppressed yourself. This is why Allah says that but Allah subhanho wa Taala says, over and above that if someone who has oppressed himself or committed an immoral act immediately remembers and regrets and repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala those people who say that who will forgive me besides Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to make a dua, Oh Allah, we have no love besides you to forgive us. So forgive us, who besides you is going to forgive?
Let us see waka for you that we don't have, besides you that we can call out to so Allah we have no other alternative but to hope in your mercy. You are the only one you will forgive us. We have no other alternative. We will keep crying until you forgive us. But the good news is not once did Allah say I will reject the Toba of a person who returns to me Not once. Have you ever heard the verse where Allah says those who seek forgiveness and do good deeds? We will not accept their forgiveness? Have you ever heard that in the Hadith even a fabricated one? Have you ever heard it? Never. It's the mercy of Allah. You repent, Allah will grant you from his mercy. Remember this? Yes, the
conditions are there. You need to be sincere condition number one, you admit your sin. Don't say, you know, I committed adultery but a you know, it's not me to blame. Yeah, Masako, you know, Chapin tried his best. Admit Yama was wrong. I don't admit it to another human being they probably in the ship that is sinking. Below yours. May Allah forgive us. We don't we admit to Allah you confess to Allah alone. That's the path of gentlemen. He's Europe. He's the owner of gentlemen. He's the one who will give you that paradise of Allah. Yes, we will come to the intercession of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as well. But remember something we please Allah, we get the intercession
of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. We worship Allah the way Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam taught, we get the intercession of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam amazing, it's amazing. So we do believe in that intercession, and it will come. The intercession happens where Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will pick out people from his oma who deserved the fire and bring them through towards Jenna, by the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It's there. But to achieve it, there is a way you know, when you are flying, I was flying just now a few minutes ago, I actually learned that to be honest with you, you can count just over an hour, I think. And so panela. When you fly a lot,
you accumulate miles. When you accumulate miles, and you arrive at a tier that is very high, perhaps a platinum tier, those of you who fly might know what I'm talking about. Then when the plane is full, you're the first person they're looking for to do what to upgrade you. Can they just pick anyone from the blue from another airline to say, Come Come, we want to upgrade you on Emirates, but you fly in Qatar, for example. I'm just giving an example. Or a person who's never flown before. And then there are those who fly all the time, and they pick someone who's never flown before. It's not fair. They will make sure they follow a certain system.
Well, in South Africa, I think it's unless you know, someone, may Allah subhanho wa Taala help us. But at the same time to be honest with you, on the day of judgment, you will deserve the intercession. If you try your best to emulate to follow the example of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam you might have faulted, we all falter. I'm not encouraging you to falter. But I'm encouraging you to change your life without losing hope in the mercy of Allah after you have faltered.
And the reason is, there is too much of
too many people are feeling so despondent, too much of despondency, where people are saying, you know what, a life is tough, and they keep on sinning. Stop it, stop it for the sake of Allah. And you know what? You might be dying any minute now. You don't know you might have two weeks remaining. So Panama. We've heard so many stories of so many people, beautiful ones. Would you like that beautiful story for yourself as well? Well turn now. That's Allah subhanho wa Taala. So you want to deserve the intercession of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, try to follow his example. Try to understand what he was saying.
Going back to the verse so Allah subhana wa Taala speaks about those who engage in immorality and oppress themselves. They remember Allah, they seek forgiveness for their sin, and they know who is there to forgive us. besides Allah, you know what Allah says?
If those people do not continue in their bad ways and habits, we've prepared for them something.
If they do not intentionally continue in their bad ways or habits, we've prepared for them something. So how do you not continue in your bad ways or habits? Those are the conditions of seeking Toba. I spoke about the first one you admit your sin. The second one
regret it regretted a that was bad I should not have done it that's regret and feeling remorse regret the third thing you ask Allah is forgiveness Oh ALLAH forgive me yeah Allah forgive me say it in English in Arabic whatever language you understand, don't worry Allah knows it, but say it out. You're asking Allah Why? Because by doing that you are worshipping Allah on a very high level because you are admitting He's the owner of forgiveness. He's my boss. That's what you admitting he's the one in charge of me. So I am saying Oh ALLAH forgive me which means a I worship you. 100 he says Amen. Since he asked Allah forgiveness properly, Allah forgives him. Let me quickly mention the
fourth condition. The fourth one is
you promise not to do it again. So I admitted it, I regretted it. I asked for forgiveness and I promise Allah I will not do it again. I promise Allah I won't do it again. I don't say Allah, I'm not gonna do it again. But he I don't know, you know, next week. If I see again, it might happen. You know, you cannot do that. You must make a firm belief. I'm not going to do it again. That's it. It's gone. And it's out for the sake of Allah. You know, you have to prepare for the day you leave. My brothers and sisters asked those who are elderly. I've spoken to some they regret over the basic sins they committed when they were young, because now they realize there's no other path besides the
return to Allah I have to go so we tell them my brothers, my sisters have opened the mercy of Allah. Don't worry, Allah has wiped out your previous sins. be convinced, be convinced. feel it in your heart. Allah wiped out my son. I'm not going back there and going forward. be convinced. Don't let shaman make you dilly dally with that conviction, be convinced I'm going to jenica by the will of Allah and by His mercy. And how do I know I deserve the mercy of Allah. Allah. I'm trying. I get a forfeiture before I never used to get up and train you like your life changed. I read a quarter juice a day. And you know what it takes me long. You telling yourself you're not bragging on radio?
And you're not firing it on Facebook? No. You don't need to tell everyone you know, I don't know if you've seen the brother who was taking a selfie in such that he's going to say today and he's got a phone right on the right side here showing how Pisces that doesn't work. So Pamela, we don't want to brag but I'm saying you telling yourself I'm trying I'm really trying. What have I done to deserve Jen? methylcellulose Subhana Allah I've tried. So Allah says for those people, we've prepared something you had the four conditions.
I want to say them once again because you must never forget these will admit your sin, regretted ask Allah forgiveness and promised not to do it again. Now if you have done it again, what happens? Well, if when I was seeking forgiveness, if I was genuine, I was forgiven, not connected to that forgiveness is another sin that you make perpetrate which is exactly the same. Identical sin happened a year later. But when I sought forgiveness one year earlier, I was genuine Allah forgive me, it was wiped out. If I was not genuine, there's another story. But if I was genuine, the sin is forgiven. Subhana Allah here have been Allah me the mercy of Allah, I committed it again. Allah
forgives me a second time. Second time if I sought forgiveness Allah forgives me say somehow somewhere down the line. You perpetrated it a third time. Allah is watching Allah knows your heart. Allah knows you are genuine first time you are genuine second time you fell due to human nature third time. Do you know what the Hadith says? Hadith could see Allah subhanho wa Taala tells the angels alima de la hora banja khudobin dombey while you have a few who wish to come
my worshiper has now known and realized that he has, who can forgive him or punish him. So now I want you or angels to bear witness that I have forgiven him.
That's the mercy of Allah, you still think you're not going to go to Jelena Subhan Allah? May Allah subhanho wa Taala take us there again, I reiterate, we will not enter Jannah through our deeds, we will enter through the mercy of Allah. And that doesn't mean don't do deeds, because the mercy of Allah will only come when you try to do your best regarding deeds. I hope you're understanding what I'm saying.
Because they will come someone, a young man say you know what we were told in the masjid, you don't enter gender through your deeds and no more doing deeds. No, you don't enter gender through your deeds, you enter through the mercy of Allah but to get the mercy of Allah you need deeds, what type of deeds, the trial, I tried as hard as I could Subhana Allah so this is how it fits in. Now Allah says those people who did not continue in that sin
knowingly, that's why Allah says, Allah moon, which means they not intentionally, they sought forgiveness properly. If it happened again later on for some reason, unknowingly or another mistake happened. We spoke about that just now but Allah says, Allah oola
those same people, for them. They deserve the forgiveness of Allah and paradise.
Who are they? They are the ones who committed sin. They are the ones who were immoral. They are the ones who did bad but quickly realized and did not repeat it thereafter. Ask the last forgiveness analysis for them. We prepared forgiveness. The Hadith says at Evo mina lumby Kamala Bella The one who seeks forgiveness from Allah is equivalent to the one who has not committed a sin. You sought forgiveness from Allah have hope it's your as equal as the one who has not committed sin. One who goes for Hajj he comes back pure one who goes for Umrah he's forgiven one who goes for Salah. He's forgiven the minor sins between that Juma and the previous one. This is why it's important to come
early for Salah to Juma sit nicely, because that's a blessed day. come early, fill up the machine before anything. And there's a competition that happens on a Friday where the angels are writing the deal writing who's coming first, second, third, who entered the machine first. Normally it's the elderly uncle so if you notice that they come first to Panama this week, same uncle next week, same uncle, we have the young people God
may Allah subhanho wa Taala Forgive me to begin with,
at least come for the Juma even if you didn't come first, second third, but at least you came for the Juma. The Hadith says the either Can I Oh Giamatti. waka Fatima melodica to Allah will miss Chidiac to buena wala follower Hata hora de Lima, Mr. Moon.
On the day of Friday, the angels come writing who came first who came second who came third who came forth until the Imam comes out when the Imam comes and the footpath starts. they close their books and they come and sit and listen to the hotbar who the angels so you better come here before the football starts. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us May he opened our doors, you achieve the mercy of Allah Allah says Lama Farah to me, Robbie imagenet. Those are the people who will get paradise the ones who sought forgiveness they will get paradise and Allah did not just say Janet, he says Gen.
I'm sure we've heard that so many times, those gardens beneath which are rivers that are flowing Subhan Allah you will dwell there in forever and ever amazing. My brothers and sisters, I want to pause there for a moment and go to a hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
We speak about deeds we speak about trying but you remember one thing
you need to distinguish between sins committed against Allah subhanho wa Taala and sins committed against fellow human beings.
And show you people have come across a hadith where the Prophet sallallahu Sallam spoke about a certain Sahabi and he told the rest of the companions if you want to see a man from Jenna, here he is look at this man who's there? Subhan Allah.
So the Sahaba who were
inquisitive, they wanted to know what's the quality, cutting the long story short, the quality was that this man every night before he slept, he removed ill feeling from his heart for all his fellow believers. Subhan Allah He removed the ill feeling everything gone. He has no ill feeling in his heart, he cleans his heart. So because of that he deserved gender. The Hadith shows that that men did not participate in extra nephila ibadah an extra more more about her than his father than that which was required of him. No, he did not participate in too much, but he had such a clean heart. So he never engaged in backbiting, slander, deception, cheating, conniving, stealing from someone, etc,
etc. No, accusing and whatnot. He'd never did that. On top of that he cleaned his own heart. Someone did something he says Never mind. Someone else did something else. No problem. A third person did something by the evening the matter is sorted with us with our own wives and husbands. One month passes, we haven't sorted anything out you still on the couch. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us.
Allah make it easy. Same night. People who are not related to you forgiven gone I don't need to hold it. I've got this heart here. I am in this world for a short period of time. I need to earn paradise. That is the place I'm going to go to a dunya mama well, Akira Maka fudo mean Mama recoome Lima Rico. The dunya is actually a place of passing, you are passing. Like when you are transiting from here to London and you stop in Dubai for example. You don't start camping there, you are just transiting there. You don't start camping there, you are just transiting there.
So what happens Allah subhanho wa Taala is
Telling us quite clearly, that Subhanallah you need to understand you are transiting here in this dunya you're just transiting that's what it is. You cannot start camping to the degree and evidence of it is when you've earned 1,000,010 million 100 million. What do you take with you and you're going,
you died, you pass away. You took nothing with you, your deeds come with you. Every time we are taught what you spent, you will get the name of what you didn't spend. Another person gets the name of, I hope without a fight. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us.
It happens. You spent it Yes, that was yours. You left it, it went to someone else. So when you die, you leave behind everything.
You don't need to mess too much. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us if you have a mess, spend it in the right direction, do the right things with it. So on the Day of Judgment, we will find Allah subhanho wa Taala having mercy on all those who deserve even a single droplet of mercy. Allah looks for any small deed to forgive you. I give you the example of the person who was compassionate to the dog.
Allah forgive him.
Do you know why? Because he realized that this is a creature it's a dog you know what the dog you know the rulings of dogs in the in Islam right? They are a little bit more. In fact, there are many more rules and regulations governing our link in relationship with dogs. But a man who went down the well to bring water out of it in order to quench the thirst of a dog when he saw the dog. The Hadith in Bukhari says the man said laka, Bella Havel, caribou, Mina, la si mithila mecanica, Bella Minnie, he says, This dog is as thirsty as I was, before I went into the wild myself, and the dog won't be able to go in the well let me go in the well take water, give the water to the dog, Allah says, as a
result of the compassion for a creature of ours, we forgive him.
He showed compassion towards a creature of Allah, he realized who made me made the dog. Its effect. No matter how bad you think an animal might be. It's not actually anything but the creature of Allah, the same Allah Who made you made that animal as a test for you, and many other tests.
So this person was given Jelena because he claimed his heart, he did not cause harm against others. So my brothers and sisters, if you want, gentlemen, you need to know when you've committed adultery, you've listened to music, you went to the gigs, you drank alcohol, you did, what not what not, you know, you might have missed salah and whatever else, there is a chance that Allah can just skip that in one split moment and forgive it totally. But when you have back bitten, someone slandered someone falsely accused them, spread rumors about them stolen their wealth, the whole ballgame changes. It changes totally.
You might ask why? Because the person you transgressed against is not a fool Rahim. He's not most forgiving, Most Merciful. You committed a sin against Allah. He is the web. He says, I will forgive me sir. You come to me you don't have [???]. I might tell you just go to general I don't want to know anything else. May Allah do that to us.
But if you have a problem with your fellow human being sorted out, now know, sorted out now many of us will say no, no, no, no, this man, I'm going to wait until piano and I'll get my rights.
Fair enough. You've said that. I want to take you through that as well. You might be 100% right? So you say I'm waiting for the day of judgment, my brother, the better thing for you to do is to say, I am 100%. Right? But I forgive this man. Subhan Allah Why? I can explain quickly. Why? Because we're talking of getting to gentlemen, you're going to put a barrier between you and Jenna. Somehow Let me explain how so you arrive on the Day of Judgment. And you're so excited because you see that guy is a risk today. There's justice and allies the most just so your case starts and you know what you win the case. And Subhanallah The man was told Listen, you are wrong. And you know what, this is what
happened and you need to pay back so now Mashallah, you so excited, and you pay back and what happens is that case is over there another 5000 cases pending for you because there was you you lived a whole life. There wasn't only one thing that happened. So you didn't forgive this man. You waited for the Day of Judgment. What happened is, you came on the day justice was served no harm. Nothing happened besides justice.
Now the other case,
perhaps there will be justice and you were found to be wrong. You needed the mercy of Allah. So Allah says, Hey, you know what? Not going to forgive you because you didn't forgive someone else. So you are wrong. Another 2000 cases you want one case two
Cases five cases 10 cases, the other 2000 you lost them. Allah tells Abu Bakr Siddiq radi Allahu Allah in the Quran in surah to know when someone accused his daughter of the Allahu Allah of adultery, of of having an affair. Those are the words we use today. Those are dangerous words. Be careful of those words they can actually block your entry into genuine pocket. Stop spreading rumors about people, leave them alone. Talk about yourself. That's it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us shape our nose, the juiciest stuff is that which will result in us being blocked from general fear dos. So he comes and makes us engage in it. We talk about the whole dunya but we're not worried
about our deeds. So Subhan Allah when
a man who spoke against Abu Bakr Siddiq of Allah and whose daughter spreading rumor, more than that relationship was the wife of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam known as una meaning the mother of the believers. We respect her the purest of the pure eyeshadow.
And Abubakar Viola one who says I'm not going to spend on this woman not at all I'm not going to spend on this woman. I'm sorry on this man. His name was Mr. hypno FF, Allah. And Allah subhanho wa Taala reveals beautiful verses you see Abubakar Siddique radi Allahu anhu was on another level. He was on a totally different level. Today when people ask you to support the cause, you know, people are suffering in Syria in Aleppo here they Mashallah you might give you give 500 rounds, you might give 50 rounds 100 rounds 1000 10,000 listen to what Abu Bakr Siddiq did, here comes the battle. And the Prophet Salah Salem says, you know, he's encouraging people from the member to give. He's
encouraging people from the member to give
and Othman of the founder of mine who comes with a large number of camels and
he went home, he says, today I'm going to beat up a worker.
He comes back half, whatever he had, he took one he left one, he took half of his wealth, he brought it to the machine, he put it down. And you must remember when people are collecting funds, yes, it is the sooner to hide your donation, but there is an exception. The exception is when your donation is going to result in the encouragement of others to donate, then you show what you've given. For example, you've got a group of 10 friends, and you know if I give they'll give because rich amend and you For example, He say that man gave a million now i'm going to give 10 million you will have to battle yourself to make sure it's for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala but there is
permissibility for that to a certain extent. So here comes the law
and the prophets Allah Sanam asks him What have you brought he says jasola I've brought half my wealth so Pamela Lowe, aka half 50% imagine 50% with us the excuse we'll have is a My money's tight, I would give it but it's died you know, it's this investment that building this sound em up man, love. They will be tired even after you die.
So a boo boo Casa de Catalano comes, it comes. remember Allah never asked you for quantity he asks you for quality. Sometimes the proportion that a man has given is greater than the proportion of another who's given greater numbers. A man came and gave 10,000 that was a fraction of a percentage of his wealth. Another man came and gave 15 hands and guess what that was all he had for the day finishes 100% this man gave that man gave naught point naught something in the eyes of Allah. This one is greater than that one. Did you ever know that? Because he's sacrificing. This one is greater than that one. The Hadith speaks about it. A man came with half a measurement of dates on the same
occasion. And if some people hypocrites were laughing at him, Allah revealed verses that are read up to today telling us you don't you dare laugh at someone's donation no matter how small it is.
So Ababa Casa de Coachella Han Kim and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam asked him what have you brought? Now you know people are hesitant to answer when you've done a big amount and you release for the sake of Allah you hesitant but this is Rasulullah sallallahu he says yeah, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
I brought everything. All everything here. This is all what I was worth.
So what have you left at home?
I left a line is messenger. This is Jenna. This is Jenna to fill those. This is the path of Jelena you sacrifice for the sake of Allah from what Allah has blessed you with. Each person is blessed in a different way. Each person has been given a different blessing. Some have wealth, some have expertise, different fields, some have something else, maybe you can give so much wealth, give your time give whatever you can. Allah has blessed you in a way you earn through what Allah has given you. That's the path that you shall go through by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala
So this man, what a great man. This is I've left on my knees so don't worry, I'll work now by the end of the day I'll be able to get a plate of food for my family.
So Pamela, I don't want to say that in our case even the wife will say you can't give that.
Allah subhanho wa Taala not let that happen. So this was Abu Bakr Siddiq, Allah when Allah tells that men while I
Alma Sakina, mahadji Nafisa Benin,
one year fool,
Allah to him buena de
creme, a person who's been granted virtue By Allah, a person who's been granted risk and sustenance. And Sarah, which means he is he is very Allah has blessed him with quite a lot. Such a person must never make an oath that he's not going to spend in a certain cause. He's not going to give a certain person who may well be a Mahajan and a relative and the poor person and you don't want to spend.
Allah says, when we are when we
forgive and embrace forgive, an embrace, you know, why? Allah to a boon, Allahu Allah come? Don't you want Allah to forgive you for what? exactly what I was talking about? When I spoke about the other cases that were pending?
Don't you want Allah to forgive you for other things?
Immediately, Ababa Casa de la compensated for his custom, because he had taken a custom. And he broke that custom. And he started spending on that man, and the relationship became as it was spending on him again, it was a relative.
So Panama, with us, what do we do my beloved brothers and sisters in Islam, Allah has bestowed upon us favor upon favor, your path of gender is in front of you. That which is for us, we cannot compromise it. You cannot say Oh Allah, you know, I'm weak. I can't get up for Salah. But don't worry, I'll give a lot of charity so that the extras, the extras do not compensate for that Salah of yours. No, you need to fulfill that.
The new law has to be the Hadith says that which you owe Allah is far more deserving of being fulfilled than anything else. That's what the Hadith says, you owe Allah something go him pay to him. Don't be lazy.
But you have to strengthen yourself, I tell you, by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
I've seen many communities, many societies. And I tell you, those I feel closest to Allah sometimes are those in the most rural areas of Africa.
I promise you, I've been to some places that I was shocked. I can literally feel that ohanian and the spirituality, the Brotherhood, the love, and so on. Whereas we who've become materialistic we running after every dollar and Rand that we can get Subhanallah we running after it. I'm not saying it's wrong to earn. And I'm not saying it's wrong to be wealthy, you can be the wealthiest person but don't let that wealth come at the expense of your connection with Allah. That's what it is, at the expense of your hereafter. What's the point of earning a million but just with that million I stole it from someone and now I've lost my hereafter. There was no point I rather live under a tree
and get those then to live in a palace and my agenda is gone. Because that one is everlasting. This one is temporary
Subhan Allah. So the point being raised when you talk to one another, talk properly speak with respect when you speak behind another's back. If you are worried about genital fear those you will only say nice things. You don't say bad things why I'm worried about my agenda. I know one great scholar. One day they were sitting, he passed away Rahmatullah Allah, they were sitting with some other people and they started talking about another scholar.
And he said a few words and they said a few words and so on and so forth in the evening.
The morning after Serato he was a foreign visitor, he asked those around him take me to that molana we were talking about last night.
And so he visited this album and these ears have heard this. These ears have heard it.
This Maulana as great as he was, and this is a sign that he was a true person worried worried about his gender. He came he says Maulana in Urdu, he says Maulana last night we made rebo of you, and I am worried about my asherah I have come here to ask you for forgiveness. Who do that from amongst us go to the brother or the sister The following morning and seek for
And he says I am worried about my AF era and will lie sometime later the molana passed away.
He was worried about his era imagine so he went to say, you know what, in the dunya, I rather sorted out if I leave it for the year after there's going to be some big problems. Like I said, you might be right also, you have every right to say that you know what, I will leave it for the hereafter. But that was not the teaching of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. He didn't say this one, I'm going to deal with him in the hereafter. He never said that. The Quran tells you in fact, the Sunnah of Rasulullah saw Salaam is even clearer where it says that sort out your matters between your brothers now before a day will come lion found malamala Barona Illa Allah has been selling, your wealth will
not help you, your children will not help you, that will be the day except if your heart is pure and clean, your heart is pure and clean. What does that mean? Number one, you worshipped Allah, you fulfilled your foreign, foreign, nobody can come to you and say, You know what, it's okay. You have a bonus, no, no discount when it comes to foreign, you have to do it, there's no option. I can't tell you, anyone who tells you otherwise. They don't know what they're talking about. Because Islam is based on five pillars, not four, not three, not two. And they those are the clearest. But beyond that, beyond that, it would be better for you
to behave with fellow human beings. Yeah, I
totally know sada partiko.
You who believe do not destroy your charities, by bragging about it. And by harming people with your words, after you such a charitable person.
Imagine someone gives you a gift, and you end up paying for it for years on end, because that wasn't a gift. They come and say I gave you this. You remember, I did this for you. Brother take your gift and take double and triple today I was messaging someone and I said, you know, we need to take whatever that brother's given us and double it, triple it and go give it to him back as a gift. So Pamela, we were just talking.
The reason is sometimes a person gives you something it's actually not a gift, but they were that it as a gift. They want to clock mileage out of it. Rather, this is not some business where you need to go and engage like a salesman. You don't need to give that gift or don't call it a gift. Say clearly look, brother, I'm giving you this you're gonna have to pay for it. And rather not take it. I don't want to be enslaved by anyone. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us independence and the only dependence on him and no one else. So Allah says don't destroy your deeds. Why destroy your deeds? You did good deeds but you broke them you destroy them. Similar verses in the same surah Allah says
Coloma oh mama Veera Cairo Musa potty it's
a good word. A good word and the charity is better.
know a good word and forgiveness. A good word and forgiving people is better than a charity that is followed by evil.
So Allah says say good words. You want to feel those think good about others. Because no one is something that oma has lost. person has been means to think good. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam has taught us the Quran has spoken about it. So Pamela, yeah, are you Hello, Nina mannucci, Danny bucatini
one. Oh, you who believe Be careful of the doubts, the suspicion you're suspecting people be careful of that. Because most of it is very simple.
It will come back to you. So be careful of this type of behavior, you will make your path to Jannah. Small, easy. So panela.
Personal one means when someone has done something you have a good thought Good idea. You know,
I was reading a book a few days ago and it says
that you think of someone good so much so that if there's no excuse you can come up with say that I think he will have an excuse. So Pamela, imagine, I think of you you have an excuse, you know, a person walks out of a club nightclub. And the first thing in the sky is gone clubbing man.
Fair enough. If you're a real movement, you would say you would first look for excuses. And if you don't want to look for excuses, approach the men directly. That's it. Brother, what were you doing in the I don't want to have bad feelings. I don't want to have a bad thought. And he'll tell you a you know what I will say because whatever the reason is, okay, please don't go into clubs and say, You know what, I had a good, good intention. No, no, no, no. There's no need for us to be there. I'm giving you an example. It might not be the best of examples, but to find an excuse. And if you haven't found an excuse, because everything is there that something bad happened. You tell yourself
you know what, perhaps he might know better why he went and that's it. As a moment you make to offer such a person. You can approach them and talk to them or
If you want if you really would like to help them, you cry to Allah subhanho wa Taala to guide them and to guide you. You have a feeling for them the problem with us no longer we don't feel we waiting for the juicy gossip. someone talks about that man is I knew it. I knew it right what's my password Facebook, let's see. Put it show the picture of the men disgrace him Allah disgraces you, Allah disgraces you the hottie says man cetera Muslim Allah satara Allahu Allah, if you cover the crime of a moment, and I'm not talking of a crime against another human for that. You have to help and talking of a sin against Allah, someone committed a sin against Allah if you cover it. Allah says I
will cover that men in the dunya and akhira. But when you go around wanting to expose everyone's private sins, and and you get joy out of it, Allah will expose you in this world when the next
May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us goodness.
I want to give you very good news. Very, very good news. The good news is if you read surah
in they it says the angels make do half of those on Earth.
One well mela in catoosa beehoon Abby Hamdi beam, y esto fue una Lima,
Phil. La Akbar. Allah says the angels, they declare the praise of Allah and they seek forgiveness for those on Earth. Who are those on earth? You and I? They are angels asking Allah all the time.
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fonville Nina Nina de boo. Oh Allah, you have encompassed everything with your mercy. So forgive those who are seeking forgiveness.
Oh Allah, those on earth forgive those who are seeking forgiveness. Who is saying this the angels and they continue later on in that verse. Allah says the angels continue they say are a banner. Why are they
Allah grant them the paradise that you promised them. Give it to them.
The angels are making for you, my brothers my sisters.
Aren't we so fortunate? One of Allah subhanho wa Taala when we get to gin Finally, obviously I've just mentioned a few paths.
A few ways of getting into gentlemen, a few ways of preparing for Jenna.
There are so many, there are plenty. We would need a few hours to discuss the basics. But this is only a tip of the iceberg but we need to get into gender itself. One might say okay, gentlemen, gentlemen, gentlemen, What's there?
Let me tell you something that will clear your doubts by the will of Allah. Because the women asked all the time. If the men get the whole, what do we get? It's a question they ask. And then they say But why is a man who's got more than one wife? Or even if he didn't have more than one wife? How come he is going to get more than one in the hereafter? What about my feelings? They will lie these are valid questions. We cannot run away from them. But they are there are answers for these questions that are satisfactory.
Maybe we haven't heard them. I'm going to try.
Okay, here it goes. Allah says
Allah subhanho wa Taala says
regarding Jonathan field those fee hammer
in Ghana is whatever is delicious to the eye. It will belong to the person. If you made an entry. If you made it into Jelena anything, you eyes spots, and you want it, it's yours. Imagine Amazing.
Amazing. Whatever your eye wants, whatever is delicious to your eye. It's yours.
The verse starts by saying the heel and foot whatever your knifes desires, whatever you want is yours. And whatever is delicious to your eye is yours. So I want to tell you something. Don't worry too much about understanding all of the details. Because yes, it's important to read, it's important to know there are verses of the Quran that explain Yes, but you need to know bottom line is this brain that I have today will never be able to comprehend what Allah has prepared for us in general. So I know for a fact Allah will make me so happy the happiest they will be nothing that I want that I won't get my beloved sister. Did you hear that?
So I don't need to worry. This husband that husband you know, I was reading a little bit
Before I came here, and I was reading about a person who's passed away, and they've had more than one husband, so it's not reverse polygamy, it's actually when someone's passed away, or a divorce has happened.
In fact, more than a divorce, it's when someone's passed away because the divorce, there was a separation anyway. Say you had a husband, he passed away, you were a widow, and you married another man. And maybe there was he must have passed away again. And you married a third one and he must have passed away again, I hope they didn't start saying things about you. But anyway, and then you passed away yourself.
Who you Who are you going to be with so there is difference of opinion, some say the last person Some say depending they may be, they might be able to choose? I want to tell you that yes, those are the opinions but Allah will make you happy. Don't worry. That's one thing you need to know finished. Rely on that Allah will make you happy, Allah will make you happy. I want to read for you a verse of Surah Taha that we always read, but we don't think about Allah says, Allah, so for your T column, buka Fatah. And indeed Allah will give you so much until you will be happy that far here refers to the limit the extent Allah will give you so much until you are satisfied. That is what Allah is
telling Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, but by extension, the comfort is for all of us. When you go to Jenna, Allah says, I will give you and give you and give you and give you until you're happy. What do you want, I give you the last person to enter agenda will be asked a question. And this is the last person after he served his sentence in the prison meaning in jahannam. And now he's coming through and Allah says would you be happy if I gave you what the whole dunya holds? He says Oh, more than happy. Allah says you know what? I'm cutting along headshot. Allah says for you is what ever the dunya had. Plus double plus triple plus quadruple plus 10 times what? All for me 10 times what
the whole dunya held just for me, and I'm the worst person ever. The last one to enter general. My brothers and sisters. You know what? I'm either going to be the last one. Are you? Or can I tell you what, we're going to do better than that? So if you are the worst person that's what you're going to get. Did you hear that?
10 times the denier your worst person.
We cannot be worse than the worst right? Do you agree? You are either the worst Are you better than the worst? So you are getting some kind of law you have this belief. May Allah subhanho wa Taala take us into genital fear. Those are
my brothers, my sisters, that is the mercy of Allah. The Hadees is added to Li Bai de asahina Mala Mala una semi at Walla Hopper, Allah.
I have prepared a hadith could see I have prepared for my pious worshipers. What no i has ever seen. So my beloved sisters, don't worry, you seen your husband? Go back to this idea.
I have prepared, I have prepared for my pious worshipers. What no i has ever seen. Which means when you see him perhaps there he will be something unique. So Pamela, you've been dreaming for amazing, something you didn't even imagine beyond your imagination. baffled, should I say your mind is boggling Subhan Allah, my husband Yala in the dunya. I used to say if he My husband is there, I don't want him changing my mind. I want him is that such what will happen? So Pamela, I want him you could have had a few squabbles in the dunya. Allah speaks about that in the Quran. When
Allah says those in general, we will remove whatever ill feeling they may have had in their heart, it's gone. There's a pure feeling, you will have a pure mind a pure heart, a pure body, pure everything, not what is impure here in this dunya No way. So what I want to tell you before we close is remember that whatever you are going to get in gentlemen, it will be so pleasing. So shaytan comes to you now in this world, with this little mind of ours with a small understanding that we have and he makes us start arguing about what you are going to get in gentlemen, forget about it, what you are going to get in general. Forget about that. You rather worry about getting into
gentlemen because Allah promised you once you get in, I promise you I won't let you down. Do you not trust Allah? There you are.
Trust Allah. Allah says when you get there, you're not going to be let down.
Allah says Never mind not let down you want and you want and you will want will give you whatever you want. When you finish and you have what you want. We will then ask you do you have what you want? You will say yes. And we will say we have more for you. La Hui
una de la la Dana
for them is whatever they want in general and we have for them something more something extra some of the hufa Syrian speak about that being the meeting with Allah subhanho wa Taala Imagine seeing Allah what a gift May Allah grant that to us.
So my brothers and sisters I hope we are charged up with a lot of hope Charla so that we can concentrate a lot on Asia. And you when you say Allahu Akbar, are you thinking of Allah and His mercy? Because when you have a relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala you don't need to worry about anything else. You have a relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala What do you need to worry about? When you get a for Salah to talk to Allah, especially the weaker ones sometimes you say, oh, Allah, had it not been for you making this photo upon me, I wouldn't even have got up I would have slipped, but because you are putting on my shoulders and getting up. And it's an honor to get up for
you. I'll do it. Subhan Allah.
You know, the young people, I give them examples of their lives and I say, you know what, if you're someone you're not supposed to be in touch with, right? If they call you and they happen to be boyfriend, girlfriend, whatever else you're not supposed to be in touch with them. They call you at midnight. I'm in trouble. What happens for you? I'll do it. That's what you say. How are you ready to do it? What am I gonna mean come on.
Imagine the same girl or boy or whoever else calls you at Salatu future you won't read the future but you're going to help them help yourself by developing a link with Allah subhanho wa Taala common logic so my brothers sisters let's charge ourselves up Come on, no more missing a Salah we get to gentlemen.
No more dressing inappropriately one lucky you will get to Jenna Allah knows that it is a struggle in the world today to live as a Muslim, Allah knows it. So that's why I must sacrifice a little bit there will be persecution. Why did Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam who was
the best of creation, the most noble of all prophets? Why did he have to go through persecution, he did not deserve it. But he Allah made him go through so many tests so that people like you and I who are nothing, not even equivalent to the dust beneath his feet.
We understand that we will also be persecuted.
If he went through all of those tests and he is the most loved to Allah. Surely I will go through a few tests. And when I go through tests, it's a sign of the love of Allah because he already showed us when I love someone more than you I tested him far more than you That was a sign of my love. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an understanding
May Allah grant us the ability to love one another to cleanse our hearts to speak good about one another to stop spreading rumor and gossip and backbiting and evil when you talk behind someone's back no matter who it is an auntie and uncle and nephew or niece a person you know you don't know the rich the poor say good things behind their backs that might result in you entering gentlemen.
Don't you know of some people who've passed away and the community based witness this Auntie she never spoke bad about anyone. This Uncle He always tried to help everyone. They went away with their goodness, what goodness do you have? What excuse Have you given a lot to forgive you and to grant you agenda to fear those May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant agenda to fill those And may Allah subhanho wa Taala open the doors May He grant us Jelena without hisab kita. We will be too embarrassed if our books were to be taken out and everything was to be made bad May Allah cover that for us. Remember my brothers and sisters Toba seeking forgiveness
wipes out your sin to the degree that it's taken out of the book also, the melodica and the angels are made to forget it also, there is no trace of it. Nothing at all. Remember that. So have hope in the mercy of Allah seek forgiveness constantly, every single day. Don't say I didn't come into sin today. No. Engage in Toba every day ask Allah forgiveness. Oh ALLAH forgive me, Allah forgive me in that way that one day you're going to die. If you had a habit of saying Oh ALLAH forgive me every day, the angels would have written this man died at three o'clock in the morning or nine o'clock in the morning. But he got up at four for example. And he said, Oh Allah, forgive me 100 times. That
was your last deal. What do you think's going to happen between you and Atlanta?
What do you think is going to happen? This is why the Hadith says Pharaoh Lima Lima de molay are in the best of deeds are those which are done regularly, even if they are minute and small. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease aku Kohli has washed over lalibela come Allahu wa salam ala nabina Muhammad
Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen