Channel: Mufti Menk
Light Upon Light UK – 31 December 2017
smilla Manama him In the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala the Most Gracious the Most Merciful Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah why Allah Allah He was happy he mean we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his household his companions May Allah bless every one of us. May Allah bless the oma And may Allah bless humanity at large. I mean my brothers and sisters,
we are speaking about the 10 who were given news of Paradise by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in one gathering. So there were many who were told by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam that they would be from among those in heaven in Jenin actually in paradise. And from among them 10 were in one gathering, and I will be speaking to you about
the youngest, the one who passed away, the last of the 10 his name was sad, ignore Obi Wan cos rhodiola one, but he was an uncle of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam even though he was 23 to 25 years younger.
I'm sure it happens in some cases where you find people are much younger and they say that's my uncle. That's my aunt. And that's my grandmother, Allah.
Technically, because he was the second cousin of the mother of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was known as an uncle and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam loved him, so much so that he used to say, who from among you can show me that they have an uncle as good as mine. And he would point it sad, if
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was a lovely person, he had great character and conduct. And what is amazing is when he accepted Islam, it was through a miracle. Many of us, we go to sleep Subhanallah, we see a dream, and we get up and it starts worrying us. And sometimes we take the dreams too seriously. You know, a dream is normally connected to your thoughts and your worries. A lot of the dreams most of them don't have a meaning. It's just your worries, your thoughts, the ideas, you have something you might have seen without you really noticing that your brain and your system has already registered that.
But sometimes we have a dream that bothers us, and it repeats itself. And sometimes you have a dream and you start seeing things that you saw in your dream. And so Panama, if it does have meaning it's for you and your benefit. People see dreams and they stop thinking that we need to change the whole world. Hang on, you need to change yourself first May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness, so
he had some good friends even though they were older than him.
And I said yesterday in Birmingham, and I'm repeating it here, my brothers and sisters, the biggest favor you could do yourself is to improve the quality of friends you have biggest favor. If you have a circle of friends who have high standards, good morals and values and they are concerned about pleasing the almighty they are concerned about the Hereafter, you will be a beautiful person. If they speak well. They stay away from vulgar language they have good habits, you will develop those habits without an effort. And if they have bad habits, you will develop the bad habits. So this is something very important. And Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about even in the forum. Why am I out?
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Allah and Halima on the Day of Judgment, the one who did wrong, the wrongdoer will actually be doing his hands, which means he will be regretting so much. And he will say, or she will say, I wish that I had chosen the path of the messenger. And I wish that I didn't have such and such a person as a friend of mine, because that person led me astray.
What does this mean? This means in our lives, we have people who either show us the right path or the wrong path. And if we make them friends, they have an impact upon us.
Who was friends with Abu Bakar
even though he was 20 years, or slightly more older than him, but they were friends, he got along with them. He was concerned he had he was a friend of Ali.
He was a friend of zabe niharika.
zip niharika was a slave before he was read by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and Khadija.
He saw a dream Sajid novocherkassk in the dream he was in the darkness drowning in darkness, a lot of darkness and suddenly he saw the moon in his dream. And you know when you have a dark night we come from Africa we know perhaps a little bit more than you about the darkness of the night because of the electricity problems that we face. Mashallah. So the dark night, the moon, the moon light brings a lot a lot of light, you will be surprised as to how much it brings. It lights your path, he saw the moon, and there were people seated around the moon. So Panama, Who were they? He saw Baba Casa de la seated at the moon. He saw
the moon he saw they did niharika seated at the moon.
And he was amazed he was impressed and he wanted to go and sit with them. He got up from his sleep so panela he his dream came to an end and he decided this is not an ordinary dream. Let me go and find find out in the meantime, Abu Bakr Siddiq robiola, who was also concerned about speaking to his friends about Islam, speaking to his friends about Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He was such a great man Abu Bakr Siddiq,
that when the goodness came to him, he accepted it, but he wanted it for everyone else. So he started reminding his best buddies and friends. He says, You know what? Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is definitely in the be of Allah. He's a prophet of Allah. Why don't you accept this message? Look at what he's saying. He is not calling towards himself. Rather, he is calling towards the maker alone.
He's going in towards the maker alone. So panela and he's asking us to give up bad habits and and bad morals and values and calling us to worship Allah Subhana Allah. So they started accepting one by one. Six people had accepted Islam. How many? Six in total?
Not yet many. You had Khadija Beatty
and the three names I mentioned, and two others. So Pamela 16 people had accepted Islam Saturday,
as he's approaching Abu Bakr Siddiq. This man starts telling him you know what Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He's come with goodness. And we have accepted Islam, myself, and this person and this person. And he started mentioning the names and started
saying, You know what, I saw a dream. And he knew immediately the meaning of the dream is
that I need to also join these people. The moon depicted Muhammad Sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, those who were seated around with real men whom he knew. So he says, Take me to Allah. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was seated, he spoke to a few of these men who had a lot and they accepted Islam. So that was the story of how he became a Muslim. He saw it in a dream. Many of us see the dreams, right? Sometimes Allah sends us a message through the dream, to change our ways and habits. Sometimes it's a reminder for us but we don't realize my brothers and sisters, if a dream that you've had, even if it was a nightmare, if it has not made you closer to Allah subhanho wa
Taala then there's no point in relating it to getting excited about it or becoming sad about it.
Sometimes we become sad about a dream. For what if it was not going to change you why said that sadness should draw you closer to Allah. This is why when you see a nightmare, you're supposed to seek protection from the devil. You're supposed to turn the other side, perhaps Subhan Allah, Allah has taught us even to give a charity, if you could, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness. So he was the seventh person who accepted Islam. And I explained to you how Abu Bakr Siddiq, Allah, Allah was connected to it, and how the dream was also a part of that. Now when he declared his Islam, guess what happened? And it happens to a lot of those who revert to Islam. His mother, who
was very, very close to him, decided No way. No, no, we've heard some bad story about Muhammad peace be upon him. I will never accept this impossible. And you know what, in order to make sure that he leaves Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because she didn't have much knowledge. She did not have knowledge about Islam. She only heard you know what was being said by some of the people in Porush, which was all negative. So she says, I'm not going to eat. I'm not going to drink until you quit.
Trying to blackmail him. And so what happened? He said, Oh, my mom, you know what? You don't need you don't drink. It's your loss. I'm not quitting. I know this is right. I know what we used to do and what we're doing now I've become a much better person. purified myself, no bad habits. I wish my maker alone and I'm getting closer to my maker. Not even to this
Man, Muhammad peace be upon him. I don't read the act of worship but rather therefore Allah alone. The mother says I'm not eating or drinking. And a few days later, she was literally on her deathbed. So the son says, you know, my mother, even if you were to die 100 times,
you would only harm yourself, I'm going nowhere, you're not going to stop me. And Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed versus connected to the story of Saudi Arabia, with his mom,
The kindness to your parents, and the goodness to your parents is a duty, even if they are not Muslim. The only time that you will disobeyed their instruction is when they order you to do something wrong to do something that will be a transgression, to do something against the command of Allah, that is when you excuse yourself from that particular command, but you keep on being kinder to them in every other way. So respect to your parents and kindness to your parents is absolutely an instruction of Allah. And here the West came down at the time, right at the beginning in muckety, muck aroma of Saudi Arabia lavon, who with his mother, and he used to say this verse was revealed,
because of me, so Panama. So the lesson we learned is our parents are very important no matter what, we respect them, we are kind to them. Yes, I do know some people say, what happens if my father molested me or stole federal law in that particular case, things change. You have to protect yourself, may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us responsible people, you have to protect yourself in that particular case, you may want to distance yourself depending on what happened. So Islam does not teach us that if you have been abused or molested, etc, that you need to keep on maintaining a relationship even if it was your own father, or a relative. I'm just making that clear because
unfortunately, it's on the rise very sadly. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all protection, I mean, so the respect of parents inshallah extremely important we all need to learn the reason why we need to learn is this man was told you are from Paradise. We are looking at his life in order for us to adopt what he had so that we can also inshallah be from among those who will earn genital photos and inshallah will be gathered in paradise. Then, later on. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made the hegira to Madina, munawwara Sadiq
Khan was also from among them, who made his way to Medina munawwara because of time, I'm not going to go into all those details but something very interesting. He participated in the battles in the battles with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and the Prophet peace be upon him said a prayer for him. He said to ask for him on the day of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says Allah mosaddek amiata.
O Allah straighten his arrow and answer his supplications
straighten his arrows and answer his applications. Now, the reason why I mentioned this is because both things happen. Whenever he took aim, he always got the target without a single failure through his life. It was the job this application on Amazon. Secondly, anytime he supplicated unto Allah, and was accepted so pan Allah He was known as Mr. Jabu Dawa Sadiq
Khan, he was known as the one whom when he called out to Allah, it was granted and this shows us that there are people from amongst us, perhaps whom whenever they call out to Allah, Allah gives it to them, but they don't call out to Allah for silly things. You know, imagine if I was Mr. Java, Java or you what would we say? You have a problem with someone Allah fix him up.
You know, you have a problem. I think a lot of the Anglos wouldn't even exist May Allah subhanho wa Taala, forgive us. And some people, even their parents, they'll say, Hola, take them away, maybe they'll be gone. That's why Allah doesn't give it to us because sometimes we abuse the issue of supplication, when you call out to Allah use good words. You know, we have people who don't like Islam at all people who have Islam for example, rather than say Allah destroy them, don't you think it is more godly and it is more befitting for a believer to say Oh, like guide them, soften their hearts, let them come through. That's what the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him did. They were
enemies of Islam such as Omar Abdullah, who before he reverted and
who was the other man, a Buddha, Buddha who was known as a sham. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam says Allahumma is an Islamic
have these two enemies, give strength to Islam by letting them see the light and coming into the fold. Subhana Allah. Moments later you find the story of Omar Abdullah and we will hear it today inshallah. And he came through and he declared his Shahada. How many of us are prepared to try this flush and prayer for those who don't like us to say, Oh Allah, soften their hearts, or bring them forth or love, you know, resolve this matter between us soften the hearts rather, we have a problem where when you have a little issue with someone who say, well, I'll destroy them all or break them all are finished Mr. Ball and what's happening, we are praying that against them and they are
praying that against us ends, we see the destruction we're in today. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us guidance. It's a very beautiful point. If you actually think about it, use your supplication in a good way. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam actually made this prayer for Saudi Arabia worked out for the alarm. And it's reported that only once did he use it in what we would term perhaps a way that caused a little bit of
negativity, perhaps, negativity in one way and positivity in another.
At the time of the dispute between Ali Vitali and Paul hyden, obey the law is debatable, a woman some of the others, there was a man who kept blowing into this fitna into this problem trying to make it big society blah, blah, blah. He was always pure in his heart.
And he says, to this, man, don't do this. It's dangerous. What you're doing is you're causing a fitna between people. Listen carefully, you're causing a problem between people. How many of us do that? We love it. Sometimes. We just hear something we go and say to this one, say to that one and when the to fight, we said yes. That's it. You know? It's good, because we don't like both of them. Because sometimes May Allah forgive us, that sometimes become our nature? No, sadly.
We went to this man and said, You know what, stop it. It's not supposed to be this way. You're not supposed to be creating a problem or making a problem bigger if you want to resolve it, never ever address a matter in a way that makes it bigger.
If it was a problem, the man refused society navio Casa de la and raised his hands and they say the people around him knew that this man when whatever he says, is done. He says, Oh Allah, stop him in whatever way you wish.
That's not the negative. Few days later, the man passed away, Allahu Akbar, or it's reported, it's one narration, same day, he was attacked by an animal and he went, now his death was written. But the people say Look, don't miss Subhana Allah May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us ease. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease May Allah make us from among those whom whenever we call out supplication that is truly beneficial, may be accepted. And if it is detrimental for us, may not be accepted. Sometimes we make a dua for something detrimental, you know, a person comes to me sometimes they pray that Allah fulfills my dreams. And this is what's your dreams. I mean, you might
be your dream might be to go and commit a big, big act that is totally unacceptable. And where am I going to say, well, I'll let him fulfill his dreams, not that way. Or you might want to think he might want to steal you might want to just plan a big robbery and you you making me say, Oh Allah help him. Come on. So it's important for us to know that when you ask Allah, you must say, oh, life is beneficial. For me, it is helpful grant me. Sometimes you desperately want to get married to someone, and it doesn't happen. It's better for you, perhaps Allah knows that the future holds something for you that would be otherwise, have you married this person because Allah knows what
Even if you know, it's amazing how the knowledge of Allah works, let me quickly mention it. He knows what has happened in the past, he knows what is happening, and he knows what will happen. But more impressive than all of that is, he knows what will not happen. If it were to happen, how it would have happened. He knows that Subhan Allah, so Allah knows, have you been married to this person, then this is what would have happened but because you didn't, so that did not happen so Allah will protect you from it. And this is in South Africa. When Allah speaks about the story of Musa alayhis salaam with al Qaeda, certain things happen and then keep al Qaeda explains to Musa alayhis salam
that the reason why this happened is because I was told by Allah had I left the situation it would have been even worse. So in this way, what I'm saying is, we call out to Allah, Oh Allah, can I have this? And can I have that in particular and then we blame Allah for not making it happen when Allah was doing you a favor by blocking it because we knew that in the future, this would have been dangerous and detrimental for you. So therefore, thank Allah, thank Allah subhanho wa Taala. May Allah make things easy for us?
Let's move on. You know, they were
something known as the farewell pilgrimage of Judah the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had gone for the pilgrimage. It was the only pilgrimage he had done, Sadiq. novocherkassk fell ill during the time of Hajj to adapt. And you know, something amazing about the Menagerie and a lot of them were quite wealthy from among them, Sadiq
Khan, who was a wealthy man.
And he only at that time, he was still quite young, still quite young. He only had one daughter. He only had a daughter. So he says, oh, messenger, peace be upon him. As you can see, I'm on my deathbed. Very interesting. I'm on my deathbed. And I only have one daughter, and I've got so much money, so much wealth, what is she going to do with it? Can I give it to charity? Because she's already wealthy? He must have done whatever for her. He says, Can I give it all for charity? He says, No, don't give it all for charity. So so then he says, Well, can I give three quarter of it away? He says, No. What then can I give half of it away? The Prophet peace be upon him says a
thulusdhoo. With thulusdhoo Kathy, give only a third away in charity. And that is more than enough.
Then he continues to explain. He says
if you were to leave your dependents wealthy, it is better for you than leaving them poor in a way that they will go around making from people yet you are wealthy.
You know what this means? So many things. Number one, charity begins at home. So panela you're a wealthy person? Well, make sure that your kids and make sure your family members, your relatives are all okay. Because you have Well, what's the point of giving the whole world and your family is poor. People do that. One small misunderstanding. That's it. I'm not giving no they're examples in the life of Abu Bakr Siddiq Allahu anhu with the verses were revealed to say you should not do that. If you're a person of honor, when you have a dispute with someone that should not stop you from donating in a charitable cause. Why? Because you were doing it for Allah, not for them. But when you
give for them, you will stop giving.
If I'm giving you for you, the day I have a problem with you, I stopped giving you but if I'm giving you for Allah The day I have a problem with you, I continue because I was always doing it for Allah anyway. It's something very interesting. So this man
sat in lobby because of the law. He then decided that he's writing up a will one third for my daughter, one third for charity, the rest will go to my daughter Subhana, Allah, the rest will go to my daughter, because of the instruction of the prophets of Allah. But guess what happened? He did not pass away. He lived on. He lived on so long after that, that he was the last to pass away from the 10, who we are talking about that were given paradise. And he was one of the last among the Maha Jean to pass away. He was 80 years old when he passed away. And he was 23 years younger than Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam for 25 according to the two days we have.
So you can imagine how long he lived Mashallah. And yet there was a time when he was very young, when he thought is really going how it happens to us, doesn't it? Come with us? The sad reality is you just have to
make peace with everyone. It's good because at least you start making peace. But the problem is as soon as you get better, you know that peace was only connected to the fact that I thought I was gonna die. We back at war. May Allah forgive us.
We need to make sure that we make amends. You don't know when you're going to go no do I? How many times medicine or doctors have told us that you know what, 24 hours remaining 48 hours remaining, and they've lived on 48 years, 24 years thereafter. It has happened I'm sure we have living examples in our midst of that. So it goes to show just like Sadie
Never underestimate the mercy of Allah. Allah can keep you alive. But you need to keep doing good.
And at the same time, make sure that we've learned a lesson when it comes to inheritance. Make sure that we learn the lesson.
Let's be concerned about the well being of our daughters of our daughters. Many people culturally, we tend to look after our sons and we forget our daughters or we say when I die, my daughter's Okay, she's married, she's gone. When she was married, I gave her some gold and a bracelet so that's fine. But you guys, this is the wealth we have. That is wrong. From an Islamic perspective. It is actually prohibited. You have to take care of your daughters. You have to make sure that even if it is a token even if you think they don't need it, one law you have to give it to them. You have to make sure and brothers are those who remain behind make sure you don't cheat your sisters I know of cases
where they undervalue property just to make the daughter happy. You know, a property worth 5 million pounds for example, and the brother says 500,000 pounds and the sister says
Wow, she doesn't know what point 5 million is usurped. She doesn't even know that because the biggest to be, let's be honest for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
sighted NaVi workers on the other hand, we used to cry a lot, and he was very soft. He used to cry a lot. He was very soft. One day the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was seated with some of his companions. And he said, if you want to see a man from Jenna, is the next man entering. This happened a few times in the life of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam one of them said, You know what, Casa de la man who walked in? So Panama.
And so, Abdullah Abdullah,
he was very young, he decided, I'm going to go and find out what's this man? all about? How come he's from Paradise, I also want to be from Paradise. So he went in, he asks him, he says, You know what?
This is what the prophet peace be upon him said just before you walked in. So I want to know what's your DD says, I don't really have so many extra deeds. I'm just a normal average person. Normal.
You know, those who are noble always believe they're normal. The minute you think that you are above others, that's the very moment that you are probably below them all. Now Allah forgive us. Remember this. We need to ask Allah for goodness, but when you get the goodness, don't let it get to your head. Never. Never let it get to your head. Wait, if it does, that's your test. Fail. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us forgiveness. So he said something interesting. He says three things I always ensure are clean.
My tongue, my heart and my wealth. I make sure they're clean. With my tongue. I never abused I never say anything. I constantly remember Allah. I use good words. And I make sure that I don't hurt people with my tongue. With my heart, I made sure that I don't have malice and hatred for anyone. No jealousy for anyone. I make sure that I search and removed from it. Even the speck that is beginning to show. I take it out. My heart is clean. My tongue is clean, and my wealth, I make sure it is absolutely clean and you're never pinching, never stealing, never usurping, never deceiving nothing at all. Whatever came and hamdulillah through hard work and sweat. So those are three things we
learn. You want to be from Paradise. I want to be from Paradise. I promise you if you were to look after these three, you would help yourself get there by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala and his mercy. So that is very interesting and very, very powerful point. Sajid novocherkassk lived on for many years Mashallah Baraka Allah, he was actually the name that comes to mind when when we speak about Persia and the conquest of qadisiya and then central he was also appointed as the ambassador or the leader, the Emir of Kufa by
and at one point he was even the head of magic appointed by Omar.
Now, like I said earlier, he lived up to the age of 80. He passed away in Madina munawwara and there is a very interesting story that I will end with speaking about Sadiq Nabi workcast, about a loved one. On his deathbed. His head was in the lap of his son.
And his son was crying profusely.
So he tells his son, don't cry, don't cry, you know.
Allah has promised us agenda to set those we've been told that by Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam we have hope in the mercy of Allah. My brothers and sisters pause there for a moment I want you to know that by the will of Allah you will be in Paradise by the will and the mercy of Allah you will be in paradise. And Allah will forgive us no matter what we've done. We need to keep trying. Never lose hope in the mercy of Allah no matter who you are, no matter where you have been, no matter what you have done. Allah's mercy is greater than what you've done no matter what it is, but you need to seek His forgiveness. That's the only thing you need to keep trying. If you don't try, you will never
achieve but if you try, trust me, you will definitely get there. If I want to get For example, to Manchester. I need to try I need to speak to a few of you who's ready to take me to Manchester, and I'm sure 1020 people will be ready.
But if I were not to speak no one would even know if I thought no, I was great. He take me to Manchester, the world will just look at me and I'd be like there must read in my eyes Manchester. So come on, that won't happen. The same applies to paradise try and you will get it and if we look at this man, he tells his son, you know my son, I participated in bundle. When I participated in butter, I was wearing a specific clothing. I want you to bring them from the closet and inshallah when I pass away, I want you to bury me in that. So when I meet Allah I will meet him.
When I meet Allah, I will meet him with that which I had worn on the day of better because that was the biggest day ever. The Battle of battle took place when there were only 313 of them and support
Against All Odds they had actually succeeded May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness, may we be from among those who can improve ourselves. There are so many interesting points that we have from this beautiful life of Sadiq
Khan. I've only mentioned a few and my 30 minutes are up
Allahumma salli ala nabina Muhammad wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.