Channel: Mufti Menk
Jumu’ah Talk 18 Jan 2013 at Masjid Al Falaah, Harare, Zimbabwe
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah.
We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala sent blessings and salutations upon
them. And ask Allah to bless his entire household, all his companions and May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every single one of us, beloved brothers and sisters in Islam,
people were engaged. In a lot of fights, people were engaged in so much evil.
People used to worship one another.
People used to worship idols, made a food made of stone carved out of wood. People used to enslave women to the degree that they would sell their own daughters. And they would consider a daughter something so bad that they were burying their daughters alive, just because it was considered shameful.
The women were made to dance naked for the men, the women were made to make power around the Kaaba naked. And so were some of the men.
Women were considered a commodity to the degree that they will not given any form of inheritance, not at all, they will not looked after by their males. And at the same time, they were bought and sold like anything if a man old people money, he perhaps would take his wife or his daughter or his mother, and go and hand her over and say, Look, you take her, and you release me of the debt that I owe you.
People used to drink to the degree that they became drunk, intoxicated, they lost their minds, they did whatever came to their instincts at that particular moment once they were intoxicated. And this resulted in mass death, people killed one another tribes fought with one another. They had absolutely no respect for anyone. There was much racism and tribalism, slavery was where people would enslave a stranger just because no one knew him. And this was all part and parcel of what went on.
People did as they please the powerful got away with murder, and those who were weak were penalized even if they were innocent. the justice system was non existent completely. When Allah subhanho wa Taala decided to save humanity and mankind by sending to them the greatest of creation, Mohammed Abdullah, he has given me a portion of it, he was telling me the day he was born was the day of a new beginning. The Day May Allah bless myself and yourselves, we are sitting here as part of the omen of a man who was sent at a time when people were in the darkest moments. Everything bad was considered good and everything good was considered bad. He came in to make sure that whatever was
good was really considered good. And whatever was bad was unacceptable, even if the whole world engaged in it.
What a blessing Allah subhanho wa Taala decided to send to mankind. We Allah subhanho wa Taala chose for them the blessed birth of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala sent to them this messenger who ultimately sacrificed everything at his disposal. He had companions room when he uttered the word they did not ask a question, they immediately obey the instruction. This is how Islam grew. If you take a look at the most powerful man in the history of creation, it was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. People might argue and say collectively, the denominations of the Christians make up a greater number than the Muslim mean. We will say, Well, Jesus was given 600 more years then Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May Allah subhanho wa Taala Countess goodness and peace and blessings be upon Jesus. For indeed he was a
Saudi Salatu was salam, a messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala so Mohammed Salah Why didn't you I set them without technology, without what return as the internet mobile phones, faxes, taxes, even allowed halal, nothing was in existence at the time. Today we have approximately 2 billion people who are his followers. None of them had a gun on their head to say except this message. So
if you look at all of us seated here, every one of us we put our head on the ground
For our makeup, the most blessed point of our bodies, which is the highest kept at the top, Allah did not keep the brain in your ribs, nor did he keep it in your legs nor in your hands, nor at the bottom of your face, but the brain is what distinguishes myself and yourselves from animal. And for that reason, I kept in the right at the top, the most honored. We take this and place it right to the ground, bring it in line with our feet, put it right at the bottom for the one who made us this was taught to us by
what a privilege What an honor to be able to be from amongst those who wish or make alone. This message came from Mohammed Salah.
I started off in a specific way, because I'd like to draw your attention to something slowly man is going back to the Jamelia and this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks to the women and says, What are Nivea boo,
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make sure that you stay in your homes do not emerge unnecessarily women are being told, and at the same time, do not uncover yourself Do not expose yourself like the people of the first period of ignorance. Now the first period of the ignorance is either the immigrants post the time of Adam alayhis, salam, Salam when the devil happened to infiltrate men, and convinced him to become naked once again and to do so many bad things. All it was the period just prior to the advent of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam when people were in such great ignorance, as we made mentioned, they even moved around naked claiming that this was an offering we made to our gods, they said if something if
my job is done, I will then move around the cabin naked or if my job is done, I will then create five or six different items that we will distribute for people to worship and so on. This is the type of behavior that people have. Today, we find ourselves not realizing that what made us better, what has drawn people to this beautiful religion, which Allah subhanho wa Taala chose such a powerful man to bring forth was the purity, the chastity, the morality, the oneness of Allah, the fact that we are disciplined people. We are not people who are hooligans, we do not follow our whims and fancies when it comes to that which is against Allah subhanho wa Taala. But at the same time you
find today, nudity has reared its ugly head once again, when people are fighting for the right to be nude, we find homosexuality rearing its ugly head once again, we find people getting upset when their wives have given birth to the same sex child, the first time around the fourth time around, they stopped talking to them. Why Allah has chosen for you only girls think Allah, Allah has chosen for you only boys think Allah, Allah has chosen for you know, children, thank Allah, He knows what it is. I read an article yesterday which said, In China, they only allow one child per person. And they are 10 million people a year who lose that particular single only child at an age when they can
no longer have any more children. So the government really convinces them because of that. So Pamela, we don't have that problem. But if Allah has chosen for you not to have a child, thank him. And make sure that you realize and understand that in the algebra you get what you want in this world, you don't get what you want. Here we are sent in order to be tested who is going to be more disciplined who is going to follow this the lifestyle of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, as best as when the Sahaba were instructed, they did not ask a question they followed. This is the strength of Islam. That's how it is followed through to us today when we are told Muhammad
Sallallahu Sallam said this is wrong. And he said this is right, we say but why it doesn't make sense. I don't understand. And I don't want to follow this. Because to my brain, it doesn't make sense a loved one likely my brothers and sisters, if you know that Allah subhanho wa Taala has instructed something and the source is authentic. Just Lower your head and surrender. If your weakness makes you involved in something bad. Remember, in your heart, what I'm doing is wrong. And it's sinful and I want to get rid of it as soon as I can. That is better than justifying it. My brothers and sisters, if you're doing something wrong, and you say no, I'm not worried. It's okay
Never mind. It's fine. These people don't know how to interpret the religion and so on. What chance do you have of coming onto the path but if you know what I'm doing is wrong. And I'm going to try to resolve it and to come up in Sharla onto the straight path one day, there is hope for you and me because that is the attitude of a weak human being
But not an arrogant human who wants to justify his actions. So this is why we say, take a look, people will no longer worship idols by the will of Allah, none of us would have an idol in front of us and worship the idol. But sometimes we lose focus, we begin to worship one another. Just because I'm a religious man who might know a little bit more than you about religion, and Allah might have used me to perhaps trigger something within you to become a better Muslim does not make me a person worthy of worship never, not at all, no act of worship to be handed to any creature, besides obviously, the Creator Himself, Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is why we are talking about the
Mohammedan live region as municipality back in Nevada.
The entire reason that Allah sent Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was to remove people from worshipping other people to worshiping the creator of all people a lot.
So Shea bones focus is on one main item, it's on several items, but one main item.
And that is he wants us to insult Allah subhanho wa Taala. By worshiping one another by worshiping creatures by worshiping things, some people are wasting their wealth. This morning, I received a powerful message, it says, if you were to create, if you were to have a cow made of gold in front of us, nobody would wish to be from amongst the muslimeen. But convert that gold into coins and then see what happens.
convert that gold into coins and see how many dances to the degree that he may do anything including murder, just to get those gold coins, may Allah subhana wa Taala not make us from amongst people who think in that way. Really, these things are going to come to an end what remains will be your deeds, your piety, your humanity, your humbleness, that is what will take you to paradise. How close were you to your maker, and how beneficial were you to the rest of mankind? That is what will drive you to paradise that will light up when you have piety and you have good character and conduct. How did you help the rest of the creatures? You know, we've heard this so many times. Now Allah subhanho wa
Taala bless us. And this is why a hypocrite is He Who outwardly appears to be so religious inside the core is rotten. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us from those who read five Salah but we treat other people as though they are pieces of debt. Now lawmakers from those who are humble, and those who can learn to love one another no one knows who has a better deal than the other. But slowly my brothers and sisters we are slipping back into that original john himedia the period of ignorance because we get upset when we have a certain gender of children. We are starting to eat interest once again as was happening at that time. We are starting to cheat the powerful from
amongst us get away with murder and the weak from amongst us downtrodden and perhaps sometimes oppressed just because they don't have the power to speak. Now Lacan does goodness justice is slowly slowly but surely slipping through the fingers. May Allah protect us, sometimes ourselves we are not just with our own family members. And sometimes we have no link with people who are supposed to be so close to us chosen by Allah subhanho wa Taala
we have started feuds and we have started arguing and fighting with one another for no apparent reason sometimes for purposes of this material world in front of us a small item and finished I stopped speaking to this brother of mine it's been 20 years I'm not interested. Is that what Islam is? Is that how Islam is going to progress? What type of attitude Do you think we should be having if we would like Islam to propel as it propelled at the beginning? We need to develop ourselves when we hear the scream from Allah and His Messenger we surrender that's what they did and Islam with us. We do not need to be apologists meaning some people don't even want to portray themselves as Muslim
in my name is Abdullah and they call me doula. I'm sure we've heard that mela goddess forgiveness. Why must I disguise My name Abdullah, what a beautiful name. Perhaps if you are a kind individual who is good to those who work for you. And perhaps if you are a caring individual who is good to those who you interact with on a daily basis, and your name happens to be Abdullah disease or Mohammed or some beautiful Islamic name, and you make it clear they may have a new picture a different correct view of Islam based on something that they learned from a man whose only identification of Islam was his name.
Why do we need to disguise the fact that we are mostly mean we are proud Muslims? We don't mean the pride as in arrogance of the pride as in happiness. We are happy to be Muslims. And we need to show that My name is this. I'm a Muslim and yes, we will help the non Muslims around us We will not disturb our neighbors when we see someone who is requiring assistance even if they're not Muslim without creating a fuss. We go we help them and we don't expect anything in return. Besides the fact that Allah has watched I have assisted a human being people have entered paradise before
I'm helping animals, people get to paradise because of helping fellow human beings. And we sit here, we don't even help the Muslims, let alone the non Muslims. And then we think this is Islam. And this is the reason why the portraying of this image has come out so wrong on the globe. Because today, people look at Islam as a religion that is intolerant
of religion, a religion that does not allow a person to look at a non Muslim, no, remember, somewhere down the line, our forefathers were not Muslim. Remember that. And if we were taught not to be kind to non Muslims, how then would our forefathers have ever got the Islam. So remember this blessing of the birth of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the fact that Allah sent him to us, don't forget it. And don't forget what is our duty in that regard. Some people all they like to do is to party. And when they party after that, there is no sign of Islam in them, no sign of following that sooner or later, he developed one or two of your characters, develop one or two of
his characters and see how your life will improve. Imagine if every year we have to improve on to habits of ours are learning in 20 years, 40 of our bad habits would be gone, we would be an asset in our homes. And I call upon you today to undertake to improve your character and conduct at home to start with, and with those who you mix with thereafter, those who work for you promise yourself for the sake of Allah, I'm going to speak to them very nicely with utmost respect your patience, do not allow anger to overtake you when that same messenger who was sent to remove us from darkness to light has clearly said so many times, blah, blah, blah, do not get angry. And we find ourselves such
a short fuse that if we were to use the 13 and from that plug on the right, perhaps it would be longer than the fuse we have or should I say more durable than Allah Subhana Allah to Allah give us little one and fuses. with Allah God, this goodness, really, today we lose our cool with those who are the closest to us, our wives, our children, our family members, our parents, and brothers and sisters, for what reason just because they took long to come out or just because they said something that might not have been to our liking, or they did something that perhaps may not have gone down so well no need to get uptight and excited, because that the province of Southern says, Do not get
angry. So today, we want to improve two main items to start with. One is our character and conduct overall. Our character, the way we treat people, the way we talk to people and to connected to that, and our temper is controlling. Let's calm down with everyone gets them to smile at one another. When we greet each other in this lesson. We are so happy. It is such a warm environment. Never ever give a person the feeling that What are you doing here, you're not supposed to be here because if they do not come for example, for another Salah because of the way you treated them. Perhaps you may be held responsible for a person who may have lost guidance due to your deed which drove him away from the
house of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So make people feel at home, greet them speak to them. Well talk to them in a good way. Tell them my brother, my sister, we obviously mean Salaam Alaikum. How are you with what's going on and do not divulge do not get into matters which are private, which may make people feel so offended that they don't want to see you next time and they don't want to be found in a public place because everybody is bothered about this sin where the person was seen and what happened all that inshallah will be dealt with as the piety levels grow. My brothers and sisters, I want to end on one note, going back to the issue of worshiping one another. We need to
Prime message and the prime message of the messengers who were sent by Allah subhanho wa Taala to us was in order to direct us to Allah himself, who is your maker? My maker is the one who made me. So what should I do for him? I owe him worship and the fact that I will only worship him like I said, we respect a pious person, we don't worship Him. We respect a person who has knowledge we don't worship Him. And at the same time we render acts of worship solely to Allah we call out into our to ask for happiness to ask for children to ask for goodness to ask for paradise to the one who owns all that and that is Allah alone mela so Pamela Tyler grant that to us. She is so particular about
trying to waylay us and trying to drive us astray. Because we have something very expensive. Like we say, a thief does not come to you if you don't have something valuable. Same applies Shakedown will not trouble you unless you've got something valuable. So when shaken is troubling, you realize that I've got something good. I've really got something that Allah subhanho wa Taala has gifted me with and for that reason shaman is troubling me. So fight the devil and make sure that we get back to the path and we have hope in Allah Islam.
is based on mercy. It is based on the hope that we have in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us all when they are invalid Dr. Medina software Allah and forcing him
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tell them those who have transgressed against themselves in a great way those who have oppressed themselves in a great way by committing any type of sin. Never lose hope in the mercy of Allah. Allah is able and capable to forgive all your sins For indeed he is most forgiving, Most Merciful mela purify us and maybe make us realize the gift we have and may make us from those who never return back to that period of ignorance may make us disciplined people who love to follow rules and regulations that are divine that come from our maker in a way that the day we meet him. He be pleased with us until we meet again for Santa Monica Santa Monica.