Channel: Mufti Menk
This is a lecture delivered at the Aayaat Conference by Connect Institute in Manila, Philippines. The topic iss the lessons from the story of Musa AS. Powerful lessons and words of guidance and wisdom. Don’t miss this talk.
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happy.
We praise Allah Subhana Allah to Allah we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he his entire household, all his companions, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless them all. And we ask Allah Subhana Allah, Allah to bless every single one of us and to grant us all goodness, may Allah subhanahu wa taala forgive our shortcomings, May He grant us paradise I mean,
my brothers and sisters, we are speaking about the, the, the verses and the signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala. every verse in the Quran, is actually a sign of Allah subhanho wa Taala It is, in fact the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So if you were to look closely at any one of the verses in the Quran, you will notice that it has in it the power of divinity, it is divine, it is from Allah subhanho wa Taala there is no error in it linguistically, it is absolutely accurate.
So this is part of the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala the Quran is indeed that which is the most valuable ever, I'm not going to go into the meanings of the term yet, because I'd like to move on to the specific topic that I have this evening, and that is Musa alayhis Salatu was salam, the Prophet Moses May peace be upon him, you and I know that in the Quran. The story of mu Salah is salatu salam is repeated the most more than any other messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this story is only repeated because of its importance, because there are lessons that we derive from the story. Remember my brothers and sisters whenever we have a story that is mentioned by Allah subhanho wa
Taala or Oh, by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it is not there for nothing. It is not there for no reason. There is definitely a reason. There are definitely lessons that we need to derive from that beautiful story. Not just one, but so many. It definitely affects us. It applies within our lives in so many different ways. Sometimes we don't know we just read them as bedtime stories, you know, they say Noah had an ark May peace be upon him. And he took him the animals they went into by two and so on. And we make it into a little story and the children say wow, even the adults they say Oh, that must have been interesting, you know, but they don't realize what is the lesson, every
messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala was sent with the primary message that is the same you know, when they say the messengers all brought the same message. Some children asked, Well, why don't the Christians fulfill the five Salah the way we do if all the messengers brought the same message? Why is halal and haram different from Judaism and Islam? The reason is, you haven't understood the meaning of the same message, when it comes to aqidah and belief, they all brought the same message when it comes to the details of how to live or jurisprudence or the Sharia, it different with the differing of time with the changing of time such that at the moment the Sharia that we have of
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is the only one that is actually applicable right to the end of time. This is the beauty of the final Sherry but when it comes to belief are meant to be like all the messengers thought that while melodica gee what could to be evolution II
mean Allah well Bathsheba mode all of that is included in the village of the messengers all thought exactly the same. So all these messengers came in and they said worship Allah alone. Or I
mean ILA in worship Allah alone, you have no deity besides Allah, there is no one other than Allah who will help you Who is your maker, who is old worship whom you shall return to it is only your maker May Allah make it easy for every one of us. So this is why we say the primary message was always the same, exactly identical. masala is Salatu was Salam was sent at a time when there was great difficulty and hardship. What was the hardship? This man the Pharaoh, the Pharaoh and remember, there were so many Pharaohs just like the 10 that joshy you know, we've heard about Najafi the nagus of Abba Simeon. The term the joshy refers to any ruler of Abba Sr. There were so many in
the mud. The one room Jaffer even
spoke to according to the narrations his name was as hammer as hammer. The same applies when it comes to fear around when you say
There was this Pharaoh and that Pharaoh and the other so many Pharaohs, it was the title given to the one who ruled at that time, that particular civilization within what we know today as Egypt, but at the same time, who exactly was he Some say he was Ramses the second, some have other opinions. that's besides the point. The real point is, he was a tyrant, the particular man we're talking about, he was a human being, he knew he was a human being, but because he had lots of money, because he had lots of wealth, so to speak, and he had lots of power. He called himself a god, we'll call it round.
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Isla de round, told his cronies, you know, the people who are close to him, the chiefs, the ministers, those with power, a little bit of power whom he had given to, he told him, I don't know of another god for you guys. Besides me, I'm the God. They knew that he also visits the toilet so many times a day. They knew that but yeah, you're the God. Why? Money, money. Everyone wants to worship money and power, a man who has power. While law he I recall something very strange. One driver, who had driven me recently, in a vehicle that was totally tinted, completely tinted. He told me, you know, this car, it's more powerful than a human being. I told him, What do you mean? He
says, when we when we drive when I'm alone in the car, people waving at the car. I was like, what he says, Yeah, they salute even the policeman. So Corolla they see this vehicle with such a number played such a posh cup, they just look at it, they salute and they let you move through. They don't even know what's going on. Why? It's well, that's what it is. It's power. It depicts power, doesn't it? May Allah subhanho wa Taala, forgive us, we learn a lesson, that it has nothing to do with your money. It has nothing to do with your power. It has to do with your closeness to the one who made you that's what it is. That's primary lesson number one that we learn from the story of the Pharaoh.
It's nothing to do with his power. It's nothing to do with his status that he had on Earth. It's nothing to do with his wealth. It is to do with how close you are to Allah. How many of us, we don't have much people love us because we serve Him and we serve Allah subhanho wa Taala. How many of us we have a lot. No one wants to even talk to us. How many of us we have authority people hate us. They only like us because we're an authority while we were an authority so that they protect themselves from harm. One of the signs of the hour is and you come on, what do you do Mahabharata? shall he you know what that means? A person will be honored not because he's worth the honor. But
because we fear that he might harm us. So we say Hello, sir. How are you? I don't even want to greet you, man. The only reason is you're in a you're in a little bit of power. If I don't read you, there might be a bit of a problem. So how are you? I invite you to my function. I do this. I do that not because I want you to be there. It's a sign of the hour that people will be honored, not because they deserve honor, just because they are capable of a lot of evil, if they will not given that make. Oh, that makes your honor. Should I say that? honor the witch's fake May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Forgive us, the Pharaoh. That's how he was. That's how he was. He knew he's not a God. He
knew it very well. But he used to say he is one day a fortune teller told him It's a long story. I'm cutting it short. Fortune Teller told him you know what your power is going to go your wealth is going to go a man from these people who are these people when we saw him the other day on the children of jacobellis salam, Yaakov Allah, Islam, the prophet Jacob May peace be upon him. He was known as Israel as well. And the his children were known as Vanessa in the children of Jaco and Chapin, Allah, he had 12 sons, and those were the leaders of the 12 different tribes, the 12 different tribes. Now, remember,
it was the plan of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Around was there, the people of Israel, the children of the great meaning the progeny, the offspring of iacobelli, Salatu was Salam. They were oppressed, and they were oppressed in a way that their land was usurped from them. And at the same time musala is salat wa salam, the Prophet Moses May peace be upon him
was to be sent by Allah in a unique way, what was that unique way? This fortune teller says, someone is going to come and he's going to seek you. He's going to uproot your entire dynasty. How can that happen? I'm a powerful man, I need to sort it out. He says, Well, he's going to be born one of the years, you know, the audience. He says, I'll kill all of them. I'll kill all of their children. So according to the narrations he used to in fact, according to verses of the Quran,
in Avalon, Allah, Allah you know, he used to think he was high on Earth. What did he use to do? Allah Subhana Allah Allah says,
Allah Allah. He is suffering from
mean, you wouldn't be who
He had created division amongst his people, you know, the divide and rule policy, he had lifted, some he had brought close those who supported him, he threw back some just because they didn't consider him a god, etc. And he used to leave the females and he used to kill the male child, as soon as you born female, leave you male, you are going to threaten my position. So I don't need you here. Since I have the authority to eradicate you at birth, I eradicate stopzilla, this was the man if he wasn't gone, they wouldn't have been born, he would have been in control and in charge, but he was not the Creator. He knew it. He had to kill after they were born, created by the real God, Allah
subhanho wa Taala. So it's reported that every second year, he decided to do this and he was doing it Moses May peace be upon him, was born the year that they were killing the children. So the mother was very, very, very, very saddened.
And they kept him a big secret. And they kept him close. And they were worried because they would take him as soon as they knew he was born or some child was born from amongst Vanessa Hill and what would happen they would kill him. That's it. ruthless, brutal. Brothers and sisters, another lesson we learn. When Allah wants you to get something to achieve something or to give you something, nobody can stop it.
Even if the whole world is trying to block you from achieving something, they won't be able to do it.
Why matilija masala onion,
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hula hula. If the whole nation gets together to benefit you, they won't be able to benefit you except with that which Allah has written for you. And the opposite also is in the same ad. When we determine whether any other rule can be
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The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling us that in the entire oma the whole nation gets together to harm you, they will never be able to inflict any harm upon you, unless Allah has written it against you. If Allah is running against you, you need to know nothing is going to stop it. May Allah protect us all. Look at this man, young baby born without looking searching. His men were everywhere. They were spies all over. They didn't hear they didn't witness they didn't see. And Allah subhanho wa Taala inspired his mother, to do something unique to put him into a little casket or a basket and to put him on, literally to cast him into the Nile into the river. cast him
into the river. How can I do that? Don't worry, the one who made him will look after him.
Subhana Allah, the One who made him will look after him.
Allah says Allah.
Allah does coffee is any in
instruction from Allah subhanho wa Taala inspiration from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Take him and place him in the water
in the river,
Allah will return him to you. Allah says we will return him to you Subhana Allah, and we will make him from amongst those who is sent. We will make him a messenger. He's going to have something big Subhana Allah. And what happened. Allah did not bless the pharaoh with children. They were looking for this male child and the wife. As she was walking, she notices this little casket and she picks up this baby and the baby was absolutely gorgeous, absolutely innocent. Totally. And cut the long story short, they look after musala is Salatu was Salam until he grew quite old. He was not suckling from anyone because that was the plan of Allah and they were desperate to get him to suckle because
he needed to survive. Until Subhan. Allah Subhana Allah amazingly, Allah returned the baby as a baby as an infant to the mother. He wouldn't be brought in the highest form of luxury, he would be brought to the mother. The mother would suckle, spend some time etc, etc. Look after him, breastfeed him whatever else and send it back
and he suffered from
No one else.
This is the power of Allah.
Never underestimate the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala. When he wants to give you He will give you pray to Him, pray hard, pray with conviction, when the time is right, what you want will come to you remember that
if it is good for you, and even if it is meant for you, it's in coming in your direction, if it is not, no matter what it won't.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, follow
know how Allah then we returned him to his mother, in order for her eyes to be cooled. And for that and for her not to be saddened. She was a good woman, she was close to Allah subhanho wa Taala she was chosen to be the mother of a messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala imagine what qualities she had. I always tell the sisters and even the brothers that if you want a child who's going to be someone sending the dean ask yourself who am I to start with? Who am I to start with? If I'm a person who wants to follow the trends of today, and I have my little heels and my makeup and my miniskirts and I'm walking around with a little handbag, throwing things behind my back like this Do
you want a child who's going to really be some form of you know service to the dean The same applies to the brothers every night you in the club you know jumping and dancing and drinking and everything else and womanizing and all of those nature of things, you know that type of thing. And then you say, Oh Allah, make my chapter three, you know, share who's going to be spreading the deen Subhan Allah Subhana Allah, your shake is in the nightclub. That's what it is. And you want your child to be the share spreading the deen. You know Allah can do it. But you need to repent, you need to turn back it's never too late. My brothers and sisters, we turn to Allah, we turn to Allah subhanho wa
Taala it's not too late. We're breathing. Take a look at the world learn by looking at the globe. Watch the people see the most content people are not those who run behind materialistic items. Remember that what I promise you? Yes, you might look at glamour, you might look at popularity, you might look at someone who the world looks at as wow a superhero you know a heroine, someone who's a movie star in real life. They are depressed. They are struggling. They are they have addiction sometimes to various things. Even drugs, they suffer with problems. They are bipolar. Look at so many of these pop stars popping one after the other Pop, pop pop pop. Have you seen that. That's why
they called pop stars. Allah subhanho wa Taala help us.
My brothers and sisters, we need to serve the oma we need to have a concern for the next generations. We need to serve Allah so that at least in our progeny, when they watch us Do you know the most powerful way of relaying the message is for them to follow by example, when you are fulfilling Salam when you dress in a specific way your child who cannot yet speak in your language, who cannot yet communicate properly in your own system will fight to dress the way you dress just because that is the plan of Allah subhanho wa Taala if you fulfill your Salah constantly your child will be found in sudo before they can even walk Do you know that? Why did you talk to them? No, it
was Allah His way of telling you look, if you are good inshallah, by the will of Allah they will have a good upbringing. What they do beyond a certain age becomes between them and Allah. Once you arrive at a certain point, it's now your life. I looked after my children up to a certain age an example just an example. I'm not talking about myself but I'm saying if I look after my children for a certain day up to a certain age beyond that, if they end up dwindling left and right I can always say Allah, I offered them the best I still make dua for them, I will still guide them but now they're independent. They are doing things it's up to them now it's between you and them yeah Allah
guide them Subhana Allah, I can try when I say I can guide them and Allah guides them to different types of guidance. One is a Delilah one is shot one is to show them the way I can show them the way to say look, this is the way but it is from Allah that guidance in the sense that to bring them onto the path is from Allah. May Allah bring our children on the path and before that, may Allah bring us on the path and keep us dead. But remember when you follow your faith considering it an honor to follow your faith, that is when you have achieved something but when you follow your faith considering it a burden, yes you may be following but you will not achieve the true benefit of the
People fulfill Salah when you fulfill Salah you lazy to do it you're just doing it because a you know what I'm scared I don't want to be punished. Okay, fair enough. Your Salah may be done. But if you want to achieve the broader benefits of that beautiful Salah do it as an
Allah, I love you. I'm going to fulfill the Salah because I want to do it for your sake. You've given me so much Allah, amazing. My brothers and sisters getting back to the pharaoh musala is Salatu was Salam brought up in this room. Going back to his mother, I want to draw another lesson for us all. Sometimes we are separated from our loved ones agree.
Whether it's your child after a divorce,
whether it is someone prior to divorce, maybe your husband had to go and work somewhere, maybe you had to go somewhere, Maybe something happened. You were separated for some reason. Sometimes the separation is caused by a third party intentionally.
This story of musala is Salatu was Salam. The lessons that are yet
you know the lessons we learn, it consoles those who are separated from their loved ones saying in
LA, we will definitely return him to you. If musala A Sam's mother was told that by Allah I'm sure Allah can return to us our loved ones May Allah subhanho wa Taala unite us with our loved ones. Sometimes we are separated through death. Do you know that death has separated me from my loved one for example, or a child or a parent or a brother, sibling, someone you really care for you really love? Don't worry. When Medina Hammond what
will happen a beam Guney. Allah speaks about how he will allow your family members to join you in the hereafter on condition that you all believed
on condition that you all believed.
You need to try to earn the pleasure of Allah.
You did it? Your children did it. You tried your best Allah says we will gather you together. Don't worry, you're going to be united. When you lose a loved one through death. It's not the end of the path by the will of Allah you will meet them again very soon. A matter of time. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant that to us and may we meet them in a better place. Not in a worse place. You know, it reminds me of those every little while they say this man is a cafe. That one is a cafe. This one is a cabin or some people have this disease. They think it's part of Islam to just call the rest of the Muslims confab. So they say this one is going to Johanna that one is general, my brother who's left
I think when you go it's just going to be you. So Panama, but I learned a new one. I said brother, how do you know they're all in Ghana? Were you there before them waiting to welcome them? Well, Allah Subhana Allah Allah forgive us. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant the strength. Be careful of your tongue. This tongue can take you to Jelena or it can drop you down all the way to help May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an understanding the brown What was he doing? He was loud mouth used to talk a lot. I am the God I am the one you know who Salah is salatu salam. They came on stage when he grew a little bit older. And there was an incident where he fishes he actually hit someone
with one fish. And you know what happened? The man died. It was a mistake. It was an error. He did not intend to do that. Allah says our kuzhambu moussaka Allah Nicola hadda Menominee shavon. As soon as Musa alayhis salam
gave him one shot, the man was dead. Imagine how powerful he was. masala is salatu salam, they say he was big well boonton document collection Subhan Allah
so much for those who want to be lighting complex and Mashallah.
I spoke about it yesterday. That's why I'm saying it again. We have a disease where we become people who don't like those who are slightly darker. Sometimes the best form amongst us or the darkest, remember that and sometimes May Allah forgive us. The worst form amongst us could be the opposite. But there is no hard and fast rule. It's got to do with the heart. Whether your darker light means nothing to Allah. It was just a test for you. That's what it is. It was a test for you. So musala in salatu salam that was his description, according to some of the narrations. And you know what, when he punched this man, the man died immediately, he says has I mean how many shape on this is from the
handiwork of the devil? How many of us when we commit to sin, we admit that this is bad. And this is from the handiwork of the devil. Sometimes we commit a sin and a stone will allow we're planning to commit another one because we enjoyed the previous one. That's what happens.
When it comes to adultery, fornication, may Allah protect us all. We are living in an age where everything is about sex, you know that. Everything around us, the phone, that whatever else, the way
The dressing has been promoted and the adverts, the media, everything. So we need to protect ourselves for the sake of Allah because if you follow that path your contentment is snatched, you will not be a happy person. What is the point of being happy for half an hour? You know, 45 minutes you're excited you happy? Maybe even less than that. And after that, you're worried? What are you worried about? so many different things. I don't need to get into that. But let's learn that when you please Allah, Allah, Allah will take care of you. When you commit a sin, go back to Allah very quickly learn from
them, he did something wrong. It wasn't actually a sinful act from an intention of sinning, but rather, it was unintended. And yet, he says Allah forgive me.
You know what he says?
call on me in June FC, he says, Oh Allah, oh, my Rob, I have oppressed myself. I have harmed myself.
So forgive me, I have done wrong. I have really done wrong against myself. Why do they say I have wronged against myself because the impact of a sin comes back to you to haunt you. You do something wrong, it will rebound it has to come back to you. This is why wahama salatu salam when he speaks of innovation and build up what does he say? He says Miami, la Milan lays out a Mona Dune with someone who does indeed an act of worship that we have not instructed, it will rebound to them, it will go back to them in sin, they will pay the price of it, they will see how bad it was. Therefore my brothers and sisters, we've done things that were not right. We have done embarrassing things in the
past what you need to do what I need to do turn to Allah, it's not too late yet we're still breeding. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an understanding. So musala is salatu wa sallam that happened and someone came to him and told him you know what they're looking for you and now they want to, you know, perhaps harm you. So he went to me, he went away. And guess what he found according to some of the narrations are men and noble men. Some narration say it was the Prophet shrine in May peace be upon him. And the narration say that this man was so impressed because of the honesty of musala his solemn, I want to spend a few moments on this because there are lessons for us
to learn lessons for us to learn from this story. It is reported that when he arrived in Meridian, he saw people all these people were actually they had their flock of sheep and whatever livestock they had, and they were helping it. They were helping the livestock to a drink from the well. And they were two women sitting at a bit of a distance. And moosari sam got up to them respectfully and he spoke to them. What's wrong with you? Why are you not going everyone's going you're not going to feed your your sheep or your your livestock. And they said
Lannister Manistee has demarini
that means we will not go to quench the thirst of bees, this livestock until the rest of the men move away. Imagine look at the qualities they have. They're waiting, they know we are women. These are men. You know, we need to we don't want to actually expose ourselves there. We don't want to make an embarrassment of ourselves that we will wait for them to go and then we will come and our father is an elderly man.
Why do they have to say that? Some of them have a Syrian say the reason is the first question that comes to the mind of the individual is why are you doing this, there's supposed to be a man doing this. So immediately, they said, You know what, we know that there's supposed to be a man doing it. But our father is old. So we're doing it on his behalf. It was not wrong.
But they showed that there was a need for it. Like what we say, if a woman wants to work, for example, it's not wrong, unconditioned, that the environment is good. It's conducive on condition that she knows where to carry, how to carry us out, and where to be at what time and so on.
If there's a need, there's a need, but when there's no need at all, not at all, nothing. Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us to do the right thing. My brothers and sisters something we learned beautiful from the story of the Prophet Moses May peace be upon him is he helped them and in no time he was a strong man. They the flock was on its way back home. The father inquires What happened? They said, Wow, there was a man and they described him and this is what he did. He says Go and call him. They went Allah says
I'm Jean Alice.
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Elena, one of them came walking very modestly, very modestly. She walked to him and she said, you know, our Father is calling you in order to reward you for what you did for us. Wow. So panela the men decided to go some of them are Asian say they say that when Mousavi salatu salam was walking,
he decided, you know what, I don't want to walk behind these women, they're going to leave the way. Let me walk in front of them so that they can at least tell me you know, we're going to the left or to the right, and I will carry on I'm the man and I want to lower my gaze control myself. That was so loved Subhanallah it's an act of honesty. It shows dignity, it shows respect. I don't want to abuse you know, people today, they see a woman and they see her behind stopzilla what do they do? bearded guys
pretending like they're not looking when someone sees them selves will love. Watch out, watch out.
Watch out lower your gaze, it brings about nothing but loss of contentment.
Loss of contentment, that's not yours. It will never be used. Yes, it was probably their duty to cover as well, from a perspective from a godly perspective. But if they didn't, you need to do the honorable thing. You need to be respectful. Anyway. This quality was loved by the father as well. You know what he says? He tells the man look straight talk. I don't know you or I know you from a different tribe. I know you from a different place altogether. I'm saying this for a reason.
different tribes, different place altogether. But I offer you one of my daughters. Wow. Subhana line.
What is the fallacy? The father saw that this man here is honest. And he's hard working. He might not have anything right now. But he's a good man. He's responsible. He is going to take care of this particular Daughter of mine. I don't want to lose opportunity. I've got two daughters. Let me get one of them married Subhan Allah. How many of us think that way?
A man comes begging for your daughter and you ask him. What do you have?
What do you what do you mean? What do we have? I've got two hands. I've got eyes. But no, I mean money, cash. What car do you drive? What job do you have? What's your salary? What's this? What's that? He will you will take on the whole list. But he doesn't have a man. He doesn't have responsibility. He doesn't have good character and conduct no matter what else he has, your daughter will suffer in that home.
But if you have married your daughter off to an honorable person who's responsible, he has character and conduct and he has a relationship with his maker. Even if he doesn't have all the glamorous things on Earth, he's going to look after her like a queen.
He's going to look after her better than you can look after you're the mother of the same child.
One day, the mother of that same daughter will come back to you and say, I wish you could look after me the way my son in law looks after my daughter.
I think they would be too scared to say that actually, especially in the Philippines. where Allah subhanho wa Taala bless you. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant you goodness, look at the lesson. Why does ally have to make mention of marriage in the middle of the story of Musa salatu salam because it's important for us to learn a lesson, don't just read it and carry on, read it and learn the lesson and apply it as best as you can. Under the circumstances you live in.
To the honorable, so he says okay, you work for me for a certain number of years, eight years and so on for 10 years. And what you do is I give you my daughter, and then you can proceed you can go away, that shows us something else. I think in some cultures, they say it is an insult for the son in law to come and live with his father in law, there is a word that they use for it right? There is a word they use insult. Voila, he This is the Messenger of Allah higher than you and me one of Hulu nazmi minahasa, one of the determined messengers, those with determination. They were a specific five, top of the notch highest of the messengers. musala is around one of them. Guess what? He
worked for his father in law. He worked for his father in law at a certain stage that goes to show that sometimes what we believe is actually backward. There's nothing wrong. You're a happy man. I'm a happy man. I work for my father in law. So what?
I have nothing to lose hamdulillah a few years he worked and after that he went, Allah gave him Prophethood
Allah subhanho wa Taala told him after that Phelim
Allah, wasabi honey, Samia Jan, even Polina, Allah says after he had completed the period of time with his father in law, he went to the spouses, family members, and he was walking in the darkness and he saw a little fire coming from Paul and what did he do? He told his family You wait here, I'm going to get some guidance there. I want them to guide me to the path we seem to be slightly lost here in this darkness.
He didn't know that that statement was valid, but from a spiritual perspective,
darkness and yes, there was light coming and he would get guidance. Then when he went, Allah spoke to him. What an honor?
me, I am Allah Lord of the worlds. Allah spoke to the Prophet Mousavi salat wa salam wa
in Surah Allah speaks of how Allah tells him to remove your shoes, remove your shoes and come here. Remove your shoes because you are unclean blesses land.
law you are in this valley that is sacred husana is salatu wa sallam obeyed instructions. He received Prophethood
my brothers and sisters,
may Allah subhanho wa Taala Guide us to the straight path, the power that the words of Allah have amazing.
The difficulty is with us, we read the Word of Allah but it doesn't impact on us as it should be. We need to cleanse our intentions. Make yourself sincere for the sake of Allah. Take a look at what happened thereafter. Allah tells him you need to go to the Pharaoh. What?
You need to go to the Pharaoh, the same man
who's been killing people who's been oppressing who's been saying I am the God go to him and remind him tell him, guide him show him the path. Allah subhana wa Taala says immediately when Allah subhanho wa Taala told him to go to Freetown and his people he says, color have been in the car for a look at the moon. Oh my Lord. Oh my Rob, I am fearing that they might be like me. Who are they going to listen to me? not mean they won't want to listen to me. They're going to belie me. I'm a weak man. Look at these people. They are powerful. And Allah subhanho wa Taala continues to mention what moosari salam says he says I'm not even eloquent. yrb Casa de la palma de Sahni my chest
You know you get in our language. With us some people get stage fright. This is this is not interpreted as stage fright, but it's like a tightening of a chest. And he had a little stammer or stutter.
So he says my tongue doesn't flow. I'm not eloquent. Oh Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala taught him something. He says, oh, Allah, I have a brother, elder brother heroine, someone might ask how does he have a brother when they were killing? Right? It's a question.
According to the narrations, that brother was born in the year that they were not killing because they were killing every second year. That's according to the narrations. And that's like an acceptable opinion. So what happened is, he had an elder brother. So he says, send that brother send that brother with me. At least we can be two of us, we can go together and do something.
And then Allah teaches him
And he prays. He has a supplication that is powerful To this day, we are taught to use the same supplication whenever we are burdened with something and we need to get it done something important or ambitious.
We're silly Emery. Why melissani Coco Lee oh my lord.
I would like you to do for me the following
issue at least you know, the size of the chests that we have. Oh Allah, strengthening for me clearly for me.
Make it clear.
Instead of being narrow, let it be wider. Let it be good.
And make my affair easy for me. You have asked me to do something, make it easy. We're lucky my brothers and sisters. Allah asks us to do so many things. How many of us actually say well, I'll make it easy for me. Yeah, I need to get up for Salatu Allah make it easy for me. That's something simple. That's not even as big as Prophet, Allah. It's just Salah.
He says Allah since you've instructed me, I'm going to do it. But make it easy for me. And Oh Allah, my tongue.
Clear, clarify it. Open the twists on my tongue such that I can speak and they can understand my speech. Sometimes people say things no one understands what they're saying. Because either the way they talk, the words they choose to use all the way they come across. No one understands them.
You know, sometimes when you
dial somewhere and a person answers the phone, and suddenly you're talking to them
Say hello. That's how we're taught to say because you don't know who's on the other side. Sometimes you say Salaam Alaikum. And they don't even know what you mean. So hello
my brother, What language are you speaking? I say can I please speak to?
What did you say? May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us speak with eloquence May Allah Subhana Allah guide us to open our mouths when they need to be open and to shut them when they need to be shut. When Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. So Allah subhana wa Taala speaks of this and who Salah is salatu wa sallam he then is told by Allah is Allah
has done enough of injustice. He's done a lot of wrong. The two of you go to him and remind him How should you remind him listen very carefully.
Another powerful, powerful lesson for all of us. For moolah
Go to him and speak using soft words so that he can remember he can be reminded or he can be fearful of Allah.
The Wrath of Allah, the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Go and speak to him with kind words, pause for a moment, what lesson do I learn?
I am not as good as Musa alayhis salam and no one from amongst us would be as good as him agree. Okay. The people that I will talk to can never be as bad as the Pharaoh and nobody on earth today can be as bad as the pharaoh because that was filled out I agree.
But Allah is telling someone better than me to go to someone worse than those whom I go to, and still say speak to them softly, speak to him calmly, use good words, use a beautiful approach so that he can remember so that he can come back so that he can learn to listen, etc, etc. Who am I to talk to the people whom I'm talking to to guide them in a harsh way. This is why the lesson for all of us is no matter who you are guiding, no matter who you are teaching, no matter who you are talking to always remember, use softer words. Use beautiful words. Sadly, a lot of the times it's just talking to your wife, or your husband. That's it. You look at it and say, Come on, relax.
There's a way of saying it. My darling, would you like to come on this side here, perhaps there's a way of talking, he'll come running.
In fact, they will come a time when if you say so lovingly. He won't even want you. He won't even wait for you to finish your sentence. You just look at him and you run towards you. That is why because you have an approach. You have a method you have a style will law he my brothers and sisters in our homes, we are suffering because we do not communicate with one another in the proper way. That's why we want to say something to our children. We are harsh. Your children are not as bad as Rivero and you're not as good as
speak to them with love and kindness. They broke the glass no problem. My son, you heard
that broken again. My son, are you sure you're okay? Try not to do it again. They broke in the third time my son are you okay? They know, three times it's the third time.
But there is an approach, there is a way to talk to people, there is a way to talk to people to make them feel that they should do what you're asking them to do. Think about it. Apply your mind, live your life in that way. Like I say, the victims of our abuse our loved ones,
I promise you the victims of our abuse or more the loved ones. And I call upon the duality as well those who are calling others towards Allah, watch out and be careful your word can chase people far away from Allah. Remember that sometimes you see a person not dressed appropriately, you see someone perhaps, you know, jumping in, you know, diving with all this music in their ears, their whole head is actually popping, you know, the whole head is moving and pulsating and so on. I tell you something, if you talk to them, hey.
And so on one law here, I tell you what's going to happen, the person might look at you and they will go deeper into this. And whereas if you look at them, you might want to, you know, maybe not ignore completely, but you might just greet them Santa Monica, you know what a lot of the people would do, they would feel embarrassed, they would remove their earplugs, they would actually start walking a little bit strange come to you. How are you my brother and so on. Why? Because of how you spoke to them. That's why
what a powerful lesson This is from the story of Musa these are the idea that we're talking about when Allah says, Allah is speaking about the entire story.
Yes, there is a certain point that I will
Come to towards the end. But I want to drive home this particular point to say, Be careful. Even in our Sharia. Allah says for the Elizabethan era of becoming Hickman, when you call towards the part of Europe, you need to call with wisdom and with beautiful speech when you debate with people or when you present an argument presented in the best possible way, be letting us use the best examples when you are talking to people.
My brothers and sisters do we promise that we will be more careful of how we use our tongues with our own loved ones we'll do we promise that
inshallah and remember that in sha Allah needs to be inshallah, Sha,
sha Allah, May Allah forgive us, it's a problem when my visa the challenges faced by the oma, you tell someone something, that means I'm not going to do it literally means I'm not going to do it, the way you express yourself, but you say inshallah, that means I'm definitely moved by this, I will do it.
So we're going to do it.
May Allah help me May Allah guide me, may Allah make me from amongst those who can practice what I've just said. I mean, I mean,
so my brothers and sisters, I tell you what a beautiful lesson we learned just from this point when Musa alayhis salam went to the Pharaoh, and I want to now move on to another point musala is salatu wa sallam told him whatever he had to say, Listen, I'm sent by Allah to you, and you know what you need to worship Allah alone. The Pharaoh could have very easily
said, okay, you're right. He could have done that. If he did that. He would have been honorable, he would have achieved his honor maintaining he would have been powerful as well. He wouldn't have lost his wealth, he wouldn't have been punished by Allah. But he decided no, because sometimes power and money gets to your head. When you stop seeing color pictures, you only see black and white.
Why? Too much money, money go to your head. Money is not bad. My brothers and sisters money is good. If you have it, give it to me in Sharla.
Money is not bad. Sorry, that was just a joke. That was just a joke. Money is not bad, but it is your attitude. If money has changed it and made it bad, then it was bad for you.
It's the attitude. There are people who are good before they have money and they are even better after they have had the money. Alhamdulillah humble people they will greet you you don't even know same applies to power, authority and so on fame, popularity, it can mess you up, it can destroy you. But if you are humble, and you become even more humble, the more Allah blesses you, you are more closer to the ground, then you have achieved.
I always used to say money
actually gives you the opportunity to show who you really were all along. That's what it is. So some people were very nice, calm people. When money came in, they started becoming harsh. It's because they will always harsh, but they didn't have the opportunity to speak. Like we said, people were just honoring because they were worried about something. But in real life, they didn't want to give that honor. So when they got the money, what happened? It gave them the opportunity to be who they always were. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not do that to us. May we be good all the time.
Around could have said okay, I accept the message. Why do I say this? Fast forward to some time where there were some magicians called by the Pharaoh. I'm fast forwarding it to learn the lesson.
I'm sure you know they were magicians. Do you know which magicians I'm talking about? Yes. Let me tell some of those who didn't say yes. Let me tell you who they were okay.
They were the magicians when musala is salat wa salam showed the pharaoh the signs that he asked for. He said do you have a sign? He said yes, I have the science. One of the signs was when he put his stick down. It became a serpent a snake that was moving. Pharaoh said I can do that. They are magicians bring them. So he sent to the whole of the land. Bring in 1000s of these magicians they came in when the magicians came in. What did they do remember my brothers and sisters? If Iran was Allah, The Magician's would never ask him the following question. What did they say? The Magician said.
They looked at him and they said, Will we have some form of monetary recompense? If we win? Did you hear that?
Will we have recompense if we win in Atlanta, German
national Halimi, if we overcome this man, what are we going to get? He says, Don't worry, I will give you something good and I will make you close to me. He will become a crony as well.
If that was Allah, if Iran was Allah, as he claimed
Do you really think his subjects would ask me? What are you going to give me? I'm going to do this for you, but what are you going to give me? When people do things for the sake of Allah, they don't ask for money in return. Remember that? They don't ask for money in return. It's not a condition. I can't say I'm going to come how much am I going to pay me? What am I doing? I'm speaking about a lie. These are assumed What do I want? I want Allah to reward me Subhana Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala make things easy for us. But when those magicians put down their sticks, and they ropes and they created it seemed like these things were moving serpents. musala a Salatu. Salam was instructed
by Allah not to fear to put his when he put the stick, that stick swallowed up everything that was there within a split second, all those magicians without one exception without a single exception, they fell prostrate for Allah. And they said,
We believe in the Lord of Moses and heroine Subhana Allah. Look at the difference between the Pharaoh and these people. The Pharaoh was given the signs when he saw them, he said I can challenge this. If he wanted, he could have accepted it. When the others saw the signs they felt prostrate.
As soon as they felt frustrated,
they just became Muslim, bollock Islam. That's what they call in the Philippines, bollock Islam. That's who they were. Am I right? is Allah love them so much? How much did they do in in worship? Nothing. one semester, they were down in frustration, one time, Allah loved them so much. And they were so powerful. They were more powerful than Israel, because we round threaten them and said, I'm going to execute you, I'm going to punish you. I'm going to get your hands in your legs. I'm going to do this and that, you know what they said? carlu law by law, no problem, do what you want.
In America, the higher the hill higher that dunia you only control a little portion during your little existence in this world, do what you want. We are going to remain steadfast. Today we have seen something that has convinced us that Allah is one you are not alone.
My brothers and sisters, the magician at the time of the Pharaoh, they were forgiven by Allah granted Paradise by one sagitta one frustration that was accepted by Allah.
How many frustrations Do you and I do for the sake of Allah? Hundreds 1000s countless, ask Allah to accept even one of them. You have one?
ask Allah to accept your frustration. If that is the case, Accra, boo Maja could be wahoo was the closest that a slave can be to Allah is when he or she is in frustration. You're close to Allah. Allah loves you.
Learn to take your time introduce my brothers and sisters. Don't just Dart into frustration. The Magician's before you did it. And Allah loved it. Those magicians were executed. They were punished. They were given a punishment by the Pharaoh. They didn't mind. Do you know what they said? They said you are just harming us because we are the first of believers. There is nothing we are going to change regarding this new faith of ours. Whenever someone is balik Islam there is which means whenever someone is a new convert to Islam, they will face challenges. Allah is giving you a yet here by telling you don't worry, everyone who did it before you faced the challenges.
Your family might disown you the other Muslims the best they could offer you when you declared your Shahada was me.
That's all after that they didn't know you. And they never were interested in you. They ran away when they saw you. They said Malik Islam when you wanted to marry their daughter, they said bollock Islam, and they carried on what a hypocrite? What hypocrisy. Did you hear my point? It is the strongest point I made today.
Well, I Be careful, those people are closer to Allah than you and I who were born Muslims. Remember that? And as for the challenge, my beloved Ballack Islam, my beloved people who have entered the fold of Islam. Remember, these verses are specially designed for you by Allah. Allah is telling you don't worry, you made the right choice. You have to suffer a bit. You have to endure a hardship and nurse when you try to
walk, why do people think that it will be enough for them to say I'm a believer, and you know what? Then they won't be tested. Allah says we're going to test all of you. My brothers and sisters, I have tears in my eyes because I have met so many revenue streams, who tell me that the Muslims themselves are the ones who treat them bad and rough. The ones who are racist, the ones who are tribalist, the ones who have all the qualities that Islam does not allow does not teach what to do a lot.
When will we change that?
If that is the case we have achieved.
Then we have learned this is why did Allah make mention of the magicians and what happened for us to be consoled, comforted, don't worry, Allah loves you. Allah loves you a lot.
Allah loves you don't worry, the world can talk about you bad, you can lose your job because you decided to put a scarf on your head. So what Allah says we know there were others who were killed because they accepted Islam. You just lost your job. May Allah not let that happen to us? May Allah test not test us with tests that are too difficult for us, my brothers and sisters, I want to shift there is a lot to be said. But obviously, the hour that I have, I will try and mention one more interesting point. And then we ended that.
The point is
what happened at the end?
The Pharaoh decided that no, it's not enough for me just to refuse and reject. I need to follow these guys. I need to punish them. I need to harm them. And he tried so much. And Allah sent them so many plagues Allah sent them cockroaches, Allah sent them, you know, frogs and so on whenever they saw they were frogs whenever they saw, they were cockroaches, they knew it came from Allah, they knew everything around knew exactly everything. And then what happened is one day Allah instructed Musa la salatu salam to go towards the sea and told him you're going to be followed.
Followed by the Pharaoh, the Federal came in. He started following them with all his people. And what happened they got to the sea. The people of Musa alayhis salam said, You know what? Now we are sandwiched. That's it, there is no hope. He says Kela
me Sandy, seems like the end of the road, doesn't it? He says nay with me is my Lord. He will guide me, brothers and sisters, how many times in our life? Do we feel it's the end of the road, it's not the end of the road, Allah will open the door for you. Allah will guide you have trust in Allah, He will show you the path, he will show you the way forward, don't worry. That's what I did.
The seas in front of them, the enemies behind them, and they are standing sandwich. And musala is Salamis convinced? And he's saying Kela never can Allah let me down. No chance, no waves. So anyway, he was instructed to strike the water with his stick his truck in any made 12 highways all going down as they went down to Panama. You know, according to the description of these highways, they were on the seabed, which means that the water was being held up like like walls, see the wall on either side, the water was held up this was water, and they went through the 12 different tribes went straight through. And when the pharaoh came in, he said yes, this was done for me, my Me, me,
I'm the one I'm the God, you know, so on. And he decided to also go in with his people when he went in, and the water started closing in. And he looked and he realized, you know what, I'm actually dying now. So he says, He says,
manage me But who
am I now believe in the one Lord the lord of Israel? Why did he not say I believe in God, because he used to say He is the God, I believe in the God of Moses, I believe in the God of
Allah, He my brothers and sisters, change your lives before it is too late. Don't wait and say, I will change when I'm old. Because there are so many people in that grave. Hoping that they changed. They died before they got old. They were all saying we will change when we get old. Allah did not allow them to see old age.
So change, change your life today. It's not difficult. Change it today. Because on that day, Allah tells the federal
CD is now that you want to come to us, yet you were transgressing in the past, and you are from amongst those who said chaos and corruption on Earth. Now when you see the angels of death, you want to tell me not at all the man was drowned his body, the sea sat it out so that people could see that the one who used to call himself the God, the powerful The one who had the money, the one who had everything today when you go to Egypt and you see Ramses the second, you won't even want to look at him because he's uglier than the ugliest of those who live on earth.
And he used to call himself an Arab bucola Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all May Allah subhanahu wa Jalla grant us all powerful lessons. I have said a little bit. May Allah accept it from me, my brothers and sisters, I have become emotional, and I'm sure you witnessed it. It's
For the sake of Allah Subhana Allah Allah Allah Allah, Allah Allahu wa salam ala nabina Muhammad wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.