Channel: Mufti Menk
1 Ummah Peace and Unity Convention, Abuja Nigeria
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
We can try that again inshallah Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
I can't believe that there are so many people and I can barely hear the response. You want to try once more Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam. ala rasulillah Muhammad Allah, Allah, Allah He was heavier Germany and we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala. We send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household, his companions, we ask Allah to bless them to bless every one of us to grant us all goodness, my beloved brothers and sisters, primarily Allah has created us for a reason for a purpose. If you don't understand that, you need to look at a few things. Sometimes people who don't believe asked me, Well, why have we been created? How do you know that we were created in order to worship Allah to be tested by Allah, etc, etc. And
I say, well, Revelation tells us, and then they begin to say we don't believe in Revelation. So I tell them something that really gets them thinking and that is, how long are you going to live for?
How long are you going to live for? How long do you expect to be alive? And the answer is, well, maybe 100 years sometimes people say 80 years. I think a good life would be what he is he good enough. Is he good enough?
Wow, this is one of the driest the driest congregations have spoken to come on. I haven't known Abuja to be that bad. Come on. Well, Allah protect us. I know I'm speaking late in the day, but come on. You need to respond at least to make me feel like I'm speaking to people. So is at a good age. Mashallah good age, okay? May Allah give us 100 for as long as it's healthy, and for as long as it's in the obedience of Allah. So the minute we start thinking about death, then you can ask a question will do you really think this life that we have right now was all about enjoying as much as you can and then die? Is that what you think it is? I do what I want, I say what I want. I enjoy whatever
comes to my mind, I get it done. And I have a policy of YOLO you only live once, and I continue. And then I die. And I say, wow, I did a good thing. Wow. Is that what it is? That's not what it is. I'm so sophisticated. I can feel that I am made by the Deity, the supreme deity in a way that I can see, I can hear I have feelings, emotions, I get hurt. If you cut me I will bleed and so on. And I have relatives those I love, perhaps those I don't get along with and so many different things. Do you really think all this complex life actually just comes to an end? The minute I close my eyes, and it's all over? What
you wanna hear? That was the statement of the disbelievers in the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they used to say, well, it is only this life, you know, dead and alive. That's what it is, we will live and we will die. That's it. And there is no hereafter there is no resurrection. There is nothing to come thereafter. My beloved brothers and sisters, we are too complicated and we are too connected and advanced. For us to think for a moment that everything comes to an end.
May Allah guide us and grant us goodness, I start this way because if you don't understand the purpose of your life, you won't understand why he bada and worshiping the Deity who created you is so important. Allah speaks about what gives him the right to dish out instructions.
It's a question people ask, how come the Quran just says you should do this and that? Why does the almighty think that he has the right to decide what should happen? So Allah answers that. Allah Allah.
Allah, Allah, Allah me, behold, for him is the creation, it belongs to him he created the minute you create you have the right to dictate bah bah bah
is the ownership of alcoholic you need to remember that the instruction is so belongs to the one who made the one who created so I know that I am created by a supreme deity. We call him Allah. He calls himself Allah. He is alone His names and qualities none share and to be honest, he
He is unique, he is irresistible. He is the one and only He made us he nourishes he cherishes, he provides he will protect, and he does protect, in his hands lies, the control of an entire creation, the smallest end. And those creatures smaller than the answer the little atoms that are in the atmosphere in the control of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the droplets of water, h2o in the control of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Surely if he made this and we are going to return to the one who made us, he has the right to tell us what we should be doing. an AMA is in the hands of Allah, behold for him is the creating and for him is the instruction they belong to Him. So kind of love, the creation
belongs to Allah, the instruction belongs to Allah tabarrok Allah, Allah, Allah mean, all praise, Glory be to Allah, the One who is the Lord of the worlds, Allah grant us and understanding. So my beloved brothers and sisters,
Allah, in his divine wisdom has instructed us to engage in acts of worship. He's instructed us what to do and what not to do. And he says, if you do these things, not only will it be for you a reward, but if you abstain from prohibition, it will also be a reward. And not only is it all about reward, but I guarantee you that you will benefit in your life to begin with, and then in the hereafter. So now when you understand that you begin to realize why Allah placed rules and regulations, why Allah place rules and regulations. Two days ago, someone spoke to me from Nigeria, telling me, you know, my husband, he looks at other women.
I said, Well, does he lower his gaze? He said, No, she said, No, he doesn't. Well, then now you have a little problem because looking at a woman, lowering your gaze thereafter is an act of worship. So Pamela, I don't mean the initial intention look, but I mean, if you see someone Mashallah tabarrok, Allah don't keep that gaze going, going, going, and Allah and don't say, well, it's the first one I haven't yet you know, I haven't dropped in. So the Hadith says the first one is for you. The second one is against you know, you drop it with respect. v. If you believe in Allah and the Last Day, notice in the Hadith, the prophet SAW, Selim says, Man, can you know, Milla he will, you will ask
whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, what's the last day is all about? Why is it so important to repeat here, because if you don't believe in reckoning, and the last day, it's not going to bother you, you will do things as though there's nothing to come.
But if you believe in Allah in the last day, the amount of comfort you get, and peace and contentment you get by lowering your gaze for the sake of Allah is unmatched.
is unmatched. The same applies when you are angry, and you want to explode in anger. And Allah says, What do you mean?
Ah, boo mazzini. Those who extinguish their anger, those who suppress that anger, and those who forgive people, Indeed, Allah loves those who do good Subhanallah amazing verse. In fact, it's so amazing because when you forgive people for the sake of Allah,
what you feel in you is amazing. Allah says, You want forgiveness, learn to forgive, you have forgiven, I will forgive you, etc, so many different but when you are angry and you extinguish or suppress the anger for the sake of Allah, the inner comfort you feel is absolutely amazing. However outwardly also and urgently or more importantly, immediately, you will begin to feel good in your health as well. So look at how the instruction of Allah came to help you with your asherah to help you with your contentment, the inner person that you are, and to help you with your health as well and to help society and community as well. This is a law. This is Allah's instruction. And this is
why when you do good to someone, remember Allah said in the verse I just read one law who you have seen in Allah loves those who do good. So I do good because Allah loves those who do good. I don't do good because it's a tit for tat thing. You do good. I do good. You do good because I think you deserve the good that I'm about to do. If that's the case, what reward do you want from Allah?
When Allah says you do good, because I love those who do good. Then I will do
Good to those even go, I think do not deserve
that goodness, but I'm doing it for Allah. That's why the Hadith teaches us when you want to do good to someone, firstly, correct your intention. Make sure it's for the sake of Allah. Make sure it's for Allah. Once you have that link with Allah, you are smiling. A person swears you a person mocks at you, they call you names, they call you whatever they want. It's okay we will still be good to them. Look at the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, when they threw stones at him when they chased him in. He still needed to add to Allah Allah.
Allah, Allah, Allah guide my people, they don't know what they're doing. They don't know what they're doing. But with us, someone just has to look at you and shake their head a little bit and you say, Oh Allah, Oh Allah, destroy this person or not break them. Why? Where does the sun where is the goodness? It boils down to believe in Allah in the last day. You believe in Allah in the last day you begin to enjoy doing what Allah told you to do. Because you know for a fact that when Allah tells me something to do, I will do it because I'm a believer without questioning it, whether I understood it or not.
Allah says, it is not for a believing male or female to think that they have a choice regarding that which was instructed by Allah or his messenger. They wouldn't do that true believers would never question what Allah has instructed. They would believe that by me fulfilling the instruction of Allah, I am actually not only gaining closeness to Allah and the reward and the elevation, and the forgiveness of sin, but I am helping myself in my contentment, my health, my body, physically outwardly, and I'm contributing to the purity and the the standard of society and living going up by the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It's a package.
And for this reason, the Prophet sallahu wa salam was sent to us. That's why he was sent to us, because Allah loves us. Allah loves us so much, that he sent a guide for us from amongst us.
Mimi, Allah has definitely favored the believers with what
Avi masuleh when he sent to them a messenger, to tell them how he wants to be worshipped, to show them what should be done, what should not be done, to show them what's good for them, and what's not the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu say mataranka Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in la voix de la la, la, la la la la Mingo. There is not a single good thing that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has forgotten to instruct us about. And there is not a single bad thing that he has forgotten to warn us about. So much so that he taught us how to clean how to cleanse ourselves, after relieving ourselves. So Panama, as deep as that. So a true believer does not feel for a moment that
they have a say is the instruction comes from Allah.
If the instruction comes from Allah, or the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala, they don't believe they have a say they know I'm going to do it, I will try to understand. And mostly I would once or twice a few instances I may not understand but I will still follow the instruction of Allah because I want happiness, I want contentment, I want goodness, etc, etc. So that's sister going back to the window I opened a little bit earlier on my little laptop that's in front of me right here.
That sister says, My husband looks at other women and I really don't know. So I said, sister, you know what?
One of the points I raised, you know, through that discussion was when we as sisters learn to dress modestly, modestly means, you know, loose clothing, not tight fitting, loose clothing, that is with good material that is not there to show, your size, your shape, etc, etc. We are valued for who we are because on the globe, they can say what they want. People are free indeed, from a secular perspective to dress the way they want. But it comes at the price. If you're ready to pay it, it's up to you. That price may be for those who believe like you and I, it's a religious spiritual price. My connection is money maker. But for those who don't believe sometimes they will still pay a price
is to do with the community, the levels of morality and so on. It's to do with what happens and how you as a gender are actually looked at because I know people
And this was another discussion that happened here in Nigeria. I know people who have said that they are offered a job in return for sexual favors, and it's happening a lot.
May Allah forgive us? I'm sorry to mention it here, but reality needs to be spoken about. If that is the case, Don't you fear Allah? Where is mankind? You know, Billahi min ash. When we see it, why do we not offer a job on merit, but when someone walks in with tight jeans so tight that it's about to rip, and it might just
win, we offered him a job because we want to see them sitting in our offices, and we want to perhaps fulfill all sorts of other whims and fancies that we have. May Allah forgive us. When you when you believe in Allah and the Last Day, it's upon merit that you will employ a person. Forget about whether they are tall or short or dark or thin or not, whatever it may be, it's married with Allah subhanho wa Taala goddess honesty.
So what happens is when we dress in a way that is not taught by Allah and is Rasul Allah, Allah, it comes at a price. And then you have people who keep looking and checking and seeing and then they want to touch you know, because it starts off with a look, if you haven't lowered the gaze, and you keep on going, what happens next, you start seeing and then you want to what happens, your hands want to go, I'd rather relax my sisters Take it easy. Let's understand it comes at a price, be respectful and you will earn the honor of Allah subhanho wa Taala. You might be thinking, how is this connected to your topic? Let me explain. That introduction is extremely important because to
know about the night and do and tahajjud and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the bada that he engaged in and taught us it would be valueless. If there's no emotion in you. People will say oh yeah, he was a prophet of Allah. This is what he did. So what know when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us to do things they were for a reason. After salado Alicia, if you do not have anything constructive to do, go to bed, early to bed early to rise those sayings we've heard. Islam has taught them to us way back in a way that if you were to do it with the correct intention, you earn a reward. You earn a reward. So the prophets of Allah Salam not only taught that
to us, he actually practiced upon it. After Salah Felicia he used to love to reclaim quite early and then he will get up early as well. So Angela, look at it. Why reclined many reasons. If you don't have anything constructed to do recline Look, I want to tell you many of you are married here Mashallah for those who are not married this year allowed amin May Allah bless you with the best of spouses.
Mashallah, that means quite a few of you are not married as well.
But those of us who are married to handle imagine your spouse coming into bed for a change after Salah Felicia Allahu Akbar. I think you have to have a walima the next day may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease
but what happens we sit doing nothing I I've had a meal now I've Salah is over I'm sitting with my friends with the with the shisha you know what's a shisha? People say that's not smoking so it can be handled worse May Allah forgive us?
No excuse doesn't mean in some countries they've now legalized weed so suddenly we becomes halaal no doesn't the ruling remains the same? Maybe medicinal Lee Yes, there is a lot of benefit perhaps under certain conditions. If the experts were to give you that advice that's a topic on its own but we are talking of social WE ARE WE it is allowed. Is it allowed? Okay, right. Let's start the meeting. No, no, Allah forgive us. But remember my beloved brothers and sisters when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was intimate with his spouse?
It was an ibadah he told us we had the concern that it's wrong to speak about the night of the prophets of Allah Salaam without learning a lesson. Many people complain I've been married and you know, we haven't been intimate for a month. What law is someone told me eight years? I haven't been intimate.
Are you sure? It's not a days?
You're married for what? Where is the man going? What is he doing? May Allah forgive us? Why do you hold someone if you don't want to be intimate with him? Do it for the sake of Allah for your own sake. pleasure in it such that we are engaging in an act of worship and people won't even consider it an act of worship. So those who were surprised, they said
you know, you're just saying
means to fulfill your sexual desires with your spouse is a charity. It's an act of worship. Is that it? He says, yes it is. Do you see if you were to fulfill that desire in Hara would it be sinful? So the Sahaba de la mano said yes, it would be definitely sinful. Well then if you do it in halaal, it is an act of worship. It is a sadaqa Subhan Allah, so get used to it, my beloved brothers, my those who are married.
Remember that your spouses have needs and even the sisters,
your spouses have needs, and try to build that relationship such that it's not forced, rather, it's something good, it's something neutral, it's supposed to be enjoyed by both. And it's something we speak about because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has addressed it, we are not ashamed of addressing that which he has addressed. And it's a it's a problem in society and community have only wonder how the brothers translating it in sign language.
May Allah bless us all May Allah grant us goodness and ease. So my beloved brothers and sisters, this is a passionate call to say, you know, when we talk of the ibadah of the prophets of Allah Salaam, we need to remember not only did he engage in it, but he instructed it. So if you're married and you're not intimate with your spouse, you shall be questioned by Allah, you will be caught on the day of judgment that you're mean, we are talking about, be warned about it, it's just a matter of time before the hack and the truth catches up with you. We don't want that to happen. Learn to have a beautiful relationship, when you have nothing constructive to do after solid Malaysia, the
best thing you could do is go and recline. Your spouse has a right your body has a right to the sleep SubhanAllah. And you know, nowadays medicine is telling you that if you went to sleep early, you would achieve x, y and Zed. We've been told a long time back, go to sleep early. Maybe the explanations were not made. But Allah speaks to us.
regarding his rules and regulations,
we will show them our science, in the horizons and within themselves and within themselves, until they are convinced that the Quran is the truth. That the construction of Allah is the truth that the deen the religion is the truth. The instructions are beautiful. Nowadays, people say you know what?
This rule that Allah has set, let's take the same one. We're talking about sleeping early, they say but from a medicinal perspective, from a medical perspective, medical perspective, it's very healthy to sleep early. Oh, when I'm going to sleep early. But when we told you the hudy, you will not bother. You see. So what happened? Allah just prove to you through medicine, that it's healthier.
How many of us are ready to do this? You know, I feel like I'm speaking but I need to help myself. Do you know why? Because Allah He.
This phone is a problem.
Sometimes we are at home while we're in bed.
And we are more distant than we would be had we not been in that bed, from our spouses.
Because we're busy. And we're laughing and joking, and the spouse looks at you turns around, and then turns the other way, and then puts the pillow this way and then hugs the pillow. All those are signs to say, hey, you're supposed to be hugging me here, not the pillow. So
it's a reality. But what happens then when the spouse is snoring and suddenly we realize he
dropped the phone so many times. So then we put it aside and go to bed by that time people are upset and angry and so on my brothers that needs to stop when you're disciplined.
when you're disciplined, you achieve you learn what it's all about. You see, you know Subhan Allah.
So many things come to my mind right now.
When you look at Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, his life is so beautiful. every aspect of our lives is covered by the life of Rasulullah saw Salah that's why Allah says laqad can Allah comfy Rasulullah
Hashanah indeed for you there is a beautiful example to be followed in that of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his life, his ways, his mannerisms, everything to be followed, but for who? Who is going to follow it and who will be affected by it. You know, what are
Law says Lima.
Whoever believes in Allah, whoever is looking forward to the meeting with Allah And whoever is looking forward to the hereafter to the last day to the Day of Judgment goes back to what I said at the beginning of important without that you're not going to sort your WhatsApp problem out.
I remember telling a brother and yesterday one of the brothers sent me a message quite late to say you're supposed to be sleeping. So man, Allah. Allah bless us. I can blame the What can I blame? Subhanallah I can blame the time difference between where I come from and here so panela the jet lag. But anyway, no excuses. The reality is,
there was a brother I messaged saying, my brother, you need to be asleep. The next day. He told me no, I have this app. We just appear online all the time. So don't think I'm online.
Never heard of that app. I said, What's that app?
I said, I've heard of another app where you appear offline yet you're online. But this don't run for me. He says no, there is an app. So come on, be serious. He said, Yeah, well, I just gotta say that. You see, you're telling a lie, to cover what I'm not even your wife, by the way. And you're telling a lie. Imagine what fairy tales you must be saying at home. So to cover one thing, there is another and a third. So let's discipline ourselves. If you cannot control your relationship with your phone, how are you going to be able to develop a relationship with Allah? If you cannot control your relationship with your phone? How are you going to develop a relationship with Allah forget about
that Salah coming into place, we have to start with that Salah the issue that we're speaking about, in many cases, we don't even fulfill Salah. When the Hadith says you read Salah to a shower, Jama unit Salatu was jamara you will have a reward of a person who has stood in worship all night that night. Is it difficult? But the answer is it depends on your belief in Allah. And the last day, when you are talking, you know,
I'm thinking about something here. We work hard. We work very hard. And we work so hard if you are to get money for the deals that you engage in, and you do more deals right now, if your phone rings, and there is a deal with a million nyrA I think a lot of us would actually get up and say yes, yes. And walk out and please do the deal. And then come back. Maybe we're lucky, right? Because that deal of a million naira is more important than sitting here in the case of a lot of people, to be honest. But why are we doing it because we want to more and more we want more and more 1,000,002 million 5 million 10 million 20 million 100 million 1,000,000,002 billion and what else it keeps on going and
going and going. One law in the bank of the ophira is more important while law ie the currency of the euro is more important. The deals that you're going to strike with Allah are more important the currency is the deeds and the Hereafter is the time when you're going to see your bank balance. So be careful because the money
will be wasted.
Allah says loud and clear what you have with yourself is going to go it's going to be completely depleted but what you have deposited with Allah shall remain forever you're going to see it so this is why we say to your Salah, Felicia was Gemma when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam described the tour card of soon. Do you know what he says? Do you realize this the weight of the statement he knows that people love wealth they want to earn like i said if you had to earn a million a million for some people this in a million is a bit too little but the vast majority of us 1,000,009 was a lot of money.
So to be honest, what they will say,
well, that's a deal. It's okay, it's permissible. I want to let you know my beloved brothers and sisters rakata
Mama fi Ha. The two units of sunnah of Salah are better than the whole world and what ever it contains a lot of
The whole world and what ever it contains. There are two units of prayer at a certain time that the prophet SAW Selim says in Asahi narration that these are better for you than the whole world and what it contains.
I'm not yet talking about the night we're talking about the beginning and the ending of it only because we're presuming you're asleep in the middle on WhatsApp as
I hope not.
So those two records we will only be able to fulfill them correctly as an act of worship or the same
Allah, hoping that we will see its reward because nilla if we discipline ourselves, we believe in Allah and the Last Day led to sleep early. take that advice you will find when you sleep early your health improves, your relationships improve. People know you're at home to Panama, everything else improves even those who are younger. When you are when you sleep early when money your health improves the condition of your heart. I was reading an article recently that say that says people who don't sleep on time and they have very erratic sleep, the heart becomes weak. So your lifespan is becoming smaller than you have suddenly become meaning you say but my death was written by Allah
before I was born. How could that have changed anything? Now you're in a moment when it suits you. You use Imani in order to justify your wrongdoings and Allah in order to defy what they are telling you. But when it comes to the true message and rule then you don't want it.
Then you are waiting until the day that whips hikes from Allah subhanho wa Taala me that not happened to us. We don't need to wait for punishment to come down before we change for the sake of Allah. Learn to Read your Salah Felicia, learn to read your Salah on time with pleasure. What is the meaning of with pleasure with pleasure would distinguish between those who are fulfilling Salah because they have to do it and those who are fulfilling it because they want to do it.
When you have to do it, you just do it. Like I said in my speech somewhere a few days ago, perhaps in Maiduguri, where I said
when you have to fulfill your Salah and you're doing it only because you have to okay we believe it's compulsory Believe it or not, so I do believe I have to but over and above that I want to as well. I want to as well. That's why Allah tests you. You read your photos and walk away when you did it because you had to do but you read your photo and then you added some color to it. Now you're doing it because you want to do it.
You see the difference? If you read your photos and walk away perhaps people might say that no you fulfill your duty I agree with the statement you fulfilled your duty but are you reading Salah all fulfilling the Salah because you have to all you want to if you want to you're going to add a little bit of soon at least two units come on for who
and Al amin when you're sitting at night with someone haram you're not supposed to be sitting with them you love the time you want to sit all night but with your maker whom you are in desperate need of to breathe and for the heartbeat that you need 136,000 times a day you can spend five more minutes
five more minutes with alone five minutes with two more units. And when you finish that you say let me make another two
that is the way it should be I love Allah so much. Let me take my time so I was saying that if you want to know whether you're doing it as a pleasure and an honor or whether you're doing it just to get done with it then you need to ask yourself what do I read in that Salah?
After silicon Fatiha
there's something called default settings you know what default settings are in
those default settings you want to bollini now
you done in the next few years
okay if you're doing it because those are the only two suitors you know, perhaps Mashallah good May Allah make it easy for you to learn more. But if you're doing it all the time, then you need to improve the quality of your ibadah Allah does not need it.
Oh people you are the ones in absolute need of Allah totally dependent upon Allah. Allah is absolutely independent. He doesn't need you at all.
How can I just
when I when I give a gift of
let me give you an example. I went to Maiduguri you know what I love? The whole the smell Mashallah, what do they call it is the name
Mashallah, so I asked for it and Mashallah, they gave me quite a bit. So, now, you can't even ask for things because they'll give you a whole container full. But
the point is, it's packed and it's wrapped and it's nice and it looks presentable. And so on. Voila. When we're giving someone a gift. We want to wrap the packet make it so nice, make it look presentable so that they can accept it from us. You know, they can accept it from us, no one open my hand and say open your hand and put a few drops of the powder and a few cracks. You know, they didn't, they packed it nicely. It's in a jar that jars are in a box the boxes in another packaging and so on.
So you open and you open and you open and it's a gift. So what happens is normally when we give each other's gifts, you know what happens to us, the heart of the little children especially, is looking forward to that gift to say, Wow, you open one, and then you open it again. And then you open another one and you think, and then when you see a small little teaser inside, you start thinking, gosh, what happened here?
May Allah subhanho wa Taala, forgive us. But when you love the packaging, and then you see something that's of value you appreciate in one line, you want to package a small gift to a human being in a lovely way, package your Salah in the most beautiful way.
Package yourself Salah in the most beautiful way. It is for the supreme deity who doesn't need it at all.
Imagine you're a small person giving a huge wealthy man a gift. And he really appreciates it because it's the it's the it's the thought that counts. That's what they say right? But how you presented it and how you gave it and etc, etc. It means a lot. So with Allah, take your time with Salah that's packaging it, when you say Allahu Akbar concentrate, and you know what it is normal for every single one of us without a single exception, to lose a little bit of concentration here and there. The level of concentration differs from person to person, but our duty is to continue bringing our mind and heart back to it. The minute you divert, tries with you, you bring it back. You know you go you
bring it back, you bring it keep on bringing it back. That is what your Salah is all about to try your best to have as much concentration as possible you won't have 100% but you need to have more than what you had yesterday, and you need to keep trying and don't let shaper make you think my Salah was a waste of time. It was never a waste of time. For as long as it is for the sake of Allah alone and done in conformity to what the prophet sallahu wa sallam has taught. It's not a waste of time, you keep trying and you hope that Allah will accept it because all Allah wants from you is the fact that you try and that's all he doesn't mean anybody, he just needs you to have tried. So your
mother will never be perfect, but the perfection of Allah is such that you will accept an imperfect a bother for as long as you tried in accordance with what you were supposed to do.
That is Allah. So now what has happened you fulfill your Salah you try to read the surah you learn another one and if you only know those two sewers at least you read them slowly you try to learn their meaning you concentrate and you don't just get your salon done with I can tell you I'm also guilty of sometimes without thinking we say, brother, I'll come Can I just quickly finish my Salah that word quickly is an insult to Allah.
Allah He May Allah forgive me.
Let me just quickly get done with my Salah. We say that word quickly and fast and whatever Don't worry, I'll just be a minute. How can you say that? It's a law it's a law whom you're dealing with. Come on. Just say my brother. Please wait for me I fulfill my Salah. Or do you know what I'm about to leave my Salah or fulfilling? Just wait and then you go and you enjoy Allah Akbar. Salinas Allah.
Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says, read your Salah as though it's your last chance to do it. Last chance. Imagine a man holding a gun to your head and saying like, I'm about to pull the trigger. What would you like to do say, give me a chance to record
if he says okay, I don't think that's going to end until
it's a reality. But when we sometimes we are about to die, and we don't know. But our Salah the last one we would have fulfilled Subhan Allah
what will happen?
We want it to be the best one by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala here is Rasulullah sallallahu taala. His night has begun Salah salacia he used to spend his time if there was something important the matters of the oma certain matters of concern, something constructive. Yes, he didn't sleep early. He dealt with those things and then he declined. When he declined obviously they were the car The car meaning the remembrance of Allah we're in the evening we're about to go to bed, you read your whatever car you know, you make dua to Allah you call out to Allah you you there is a beautiful law that the professor Sallam used to make when he used to recline when he was about to go to sleep.
Because a portion of the night dedicated to the family. Remember that to your spouse in the case of those who are married.
That like I explained isn't a bad act of worship. But when you are going to sleep, the professor Sam says
you know there are two or three different to us but the one I'm going to mention now
is the one where the professor said he used to make a dua not only for that sleep,
but he used to make a dryer for if you take me away during my sleep, have mercy on me. You're going to take my soul away if you're going to take it away Have mercy on it. And if you're going to really
least it then protected the way you protect those who are pious about the kosala He means those worshipers of yours who are pious in sex NFC favela what in our Santa ha ha ha ha. We can learn to be a better Casali in
Bismillah Allahu Mahabharata Jambi What's
your name? Oh Allah in your name I reclined I put my side down. I lie down in your name. And in your name, I shall bring it up.
Meaning when I get up it's with your name when I reclining with your name, if you have taken me away during my sleep, have mercy on me. If you have held back that soul and if you release it and you give me life for another day, protect me. Oh Allah, what a beautiful dance. How many of us go to sleep we didn't make it.
I want you to answer the question within yourself. How many of us go to sleep without making a dua?
inshallah we change that we change that color to Allah? Look at this beautiful Bismillah Allahu Mata to Jambi what because
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working consulta fava bean hopefully can lead you to be better Casali I've already translated it. What a beautiful dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala we sleep we thank Allah and we get up inshallah early enough. If we were to follow the exact footsteps of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam for us Allah knows
what is the 100 Let me explain.
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Jolla. Every night, Allah subhanho wa Taala descends to the lowest heavens and he calls out calling out saying what does he say? He says, Who is there seeking forgiveness at the time when the third of the night remains who is there seeking forgiveness so I can forgive? Who is there repenting so I can accept who is there asking me any of their needs, so that I can give? If you look carefully at the Hadith there is no precondition of having fulfilled or having read Salah it's an open invitation from Allah to say you want to seek forgiveness here I am. You want to repent here I am. You want to ask me anything? Here I am. I know of people who set their clocks for the time of the hadron, even
if even if they haven't fulfilled that 100 but they will get up and call out to Allah feeling the presence that you know what i can this call is from Allah yochanan There is no doubt that Allah is calling. You mentioned when you get up and you can actually look at the time say well, allies calling allies calling me Allah I'm the one I'm seeking Allah me. Oh ALLAH forgive me. I have a need. I'm calling out to you. I know that you're you are here to answer me call out to Allah.
He will give you what you want. If it is Toba. He will forgive you. If it is anything else you have granted to you and he knows it's the right time. He will give you what he knows is better for you. So paralon
so this is the time of the 100 that is the most blessed time of the night. It's the early hours of the morning we call it right. The last part of the night is the time of the Hadrian explained its goodness, its greatness.
Meaning the value of the night is not based on the tragedy, but it's the night itself the fact that Allah is calling out
and alert descends to the lowest heaven. So now you need to know something
we will call out to Allah but we will also engage in a bad a bad demeaning acts of worship, call out to Allah, I need to thank Allah praise Allah Subhan Allah. So there are a few things you should do and could do number one, Victrola the praise of Allah the remembrance of Allah, the Quran is part of the crolla you can read the Quran, it's a blessing time Subhana Allah you would actually
be encouraged to engage in solitude
with units of tu tu tu salatu
salam says that the Salah of the night is really in tools. So we read living tools, that's the recommended the proper way of doing things. So you read them into unconditioned that you are doing it with your whole heart, no rush at all. And you do it for the sake of Allah at that juncture. And at that time, when you
Put your head on the ground Institute for the sake of Allah, you are actually the closest you could ever be to Allah.
A caribou, Maya Kunal Abdullah, baby,
the closest that a slave can be to his Lord is when he is in frustration.
You know, when you want to look at the value of frustration, ask yourself, would I ever put my head down in that condition in front of a king or a poor person? Or or and one human two or a statue? Absolutely not never. Worship is for Allah and Allah.
So that's why no matter how big I may be, how wealthy how powerful, how healthy, how many kids and grandkids and great grandkids I have, but I am nothing but a slave of Allah, the Lord of the woods, I will drop in sudo for the sake of Allah
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speaks about those who forsake them. That night, in order to worship Allah, Allah praises them and tells them for you is Jana, Jana, you really believe in the last day, because to worship Allah at night, nothing will inspire you unless you really believe in Allah and the Last Day.
We have problems we want solutions to our problems. At one stage I tried asking people who came to me to say I have a problem. And I tell them, did you call out to Allah in the last day?
So many people used to say no, that I stopped asking, I just used to inform them, try calling out to Allah. Imagine saying try calling or to try, you're supposed to start off by calling out to Allah. If you haven't, if you have a problem and you haven't made the hatchet or you haven't gone out to a lot at the time of data that you're going to seek solution elsewhere. You've lost the plot.
You've lost the plot, it's Allah, Allah has the solution to your problem. Allah has everything and you haven't yet caught up to him and you coming to me and to others to help you to resolve a matter when Rob police that he
was not called out to where is your a bad of the night? You need it? So hon Allah
May Allah guide us.
So when we speak of Rasulullah salam, I guarantee you and I'm telling you, he did not mean to call out every day and to make
sure he was not a person who was sinful at all, but he did it so that we could follow that example here. We are claiming to be the lovers of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, how many of us have read Psalm 100 in the last 30 days.
30 days gone by you haven't even read that prothesis I get up but because I need a bath. You know, I feel lazy.
How could you say that? How could you do that? So can Allah when you were intimate with your spouse, it was nice. You enjoyed it right? Remember the path is part of the package la Akbar. Allah help us It should be an honor.
You know, people will hear the water at that time of the night. They know what happened at night. How can you say that for the sake of Allah teach your children and your family members there's nothing wrong. They need to know when they grew up that I will shower. So what if everyone in the house knows what happened? It was a sadaqa
not shy when it comes to Haram. How many men are aware of girlfriends of their friends but they cover up when it comes to their wives? Why? Because I'm not guilty.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding so to have that shower, I'm saying a shower but we're talking
at that time of the night for the sake of Allah is an A bada. Remember that it's an act of worship. How many of you are how many differently how many of us would miss Salah to
put the excuse of I need a shower?
Where are we? Where is the province of
what law here I want to end off by telling you something very, very powerful.
Do you not agree that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was the best of creation, the most noble of all prophets of Allah, we agree. Allah loved him more than everything else, more than everyone else. Allah says to him
To look at him and say he's a poor man, etc, etc. Allah says, You know what glory me too he whom
he could have given you much more than everything they had. He could have given you palaces beneath which would be rivers flowing, and he would have given you castles.
But that's not what the dunya is all about the pleasure of Allah is not determined by what material assets he may have bestowed upon you.
Allah loved Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam more than you and I, but never allowed him or did not let him sit on an aircraft. There was a way beyond an aircraft way beyond an aircraft.
He didn't have a phone, but he was loved by a lot more than you and I, it didn't have electricity, love more than you and I, he didn't have
a tap. love more than you and I were there was running water. He didn't have electricity, they look fires. He didn't have a motor vehicle. They rode animals. They walked in the desert, no air conditioning, no fan, no electricity, but Allah loved him definitely more than all of us put together.
Have you thought of that?
And you and I
are away. But we drive our luxury vehicles, nice air conditioning, beautiful phones, didn't have iPhone, no phone at all, no video call no nothing at all. Allah loved him more than all of us put together. But Allah did not want that for him. If Allah wanted it for him, Allah would have given it to him. Much more than anything we have had a lot of blessings. Allah blessed him definitely. But not with technology because this is not a sign of the happiness of Allah.
For water, they didn't have a tap. They used to go out these from the wells from the rivers, etc, etc. What else from the streams, they used to get water, they didn't have fridges. They didn't have cold water as we have today from the sources we have. But I can tell you something they may do with much more love and much more connection to Allah. Then we make it for us. It's just that we can condition the temperature of that water but we still don't make
they bathed with a little amount of water from a bucket but we have a shower, we have a bath tub and we still don't bathe and we have pumps and we have everything for water to come out of tap. Allah.
We have technology we don't even use it. Look, we don't go to the masjid when they used to have the heat of the desert and they used to walk to the masjid.
We have air conditioned vehicles and we don't go to the masjid.
We have loudspeakers we have so much in terms of technology. Remember, don't be lazy to worship Allah, whatever you have, whatever you have, is a test from Allah. Allah wants to see whether you're going to use it in his pleasure or displeasure.
your social media accounts whether you use them in the pleasure of Allah or displeasure, that is the test. May Allah forgive me and all of us and May Allah strengthen us to be able to use all of this in a way that we do not forsake that which we are meant to be engaged in such as our Salah. We don't need to worship Allah all night every night. Yes, ma'am. The Night of the prophets of Allah Salam was different he was to spend on 19 but that was different with us where we can we're on a different level, the minimum is fulfill your forum, that which is your duty compulsory to that at least and Allah will open your doors
marshwood mannahatta Allah grant us Oh goodness, may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every one of us and open our doors. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala truly grant me a lesson from what I've said and inshallah every one of us. I hope that we can put into practice a lot of these points I've raised, I have tried to keep them as practical as possible, as real as possible so that we can put them into practice in our lives. If we're not going to change our lives. We wasted
Our money, time, effort and energy gathering here today. If your life is going to change,
there was a purpose for you to come here today. It will be accepted by Allah. It will be a blessing gathering by the will of Allah. But if you came, you go back. Oh, it was nice, good talk. We did this. We did whatever. Yesterday I was speaking to some of the brothers and sisters and I said, You know what? We've got to be selfless. And we've got to be selfless. If you attended here just to take a selfie.
Unfortunately, you lost the plot.
You've got to be selfless as well, which means yes, we may be happy, we may want to encourage others by showing them on social media what happened, post a clip or two etc, etc. But you may the purpose of coming here is to change yourself for the sake of Allah. If you haven't been moved by what was said all day by these scholars coming from across the globe and the local scholars, etc, then
surely we've wasted our time. May Allah help us improve ourselves? Help us correct our intention is I want to say my brothers and sisters earlier when I said I've been let down by Abuja I didn't mean it was clear into Sharla I just wanted you to respond a little bit louder. So it's been bothering me ever since that time so I thought before I ended up just clear it with you to say I love your Buddha salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.