Channel: Mufti Menk
Friday Lecture by Mufti Menk
Love for the Sake of Allah?
8 Sept 2017
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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
smilla al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happy he may.
All praise is indeed due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his household, his companions. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala, to bless them all and to bless every one of us, and to grant us goodness in this world and the next. I mean,
my brothers and sisters,
we are meant to be loving one another for the sake of Allah.
Do you believe that
we are meant to be in love with one another.
For the sake of Allah.
It's unbelievable. The reason is the amount of discord and disunity and hatred that we have for one another, which includes jealousy and envy. And Ill feeling
has reached such a level that it becomes impossible to believe that we are meant to be loving one another for the sake of Allah. Besides lip service.
That's the reality. And today I want to address myself.
You may hear what I'm about to tell myself.
Whenever I talk about love for the sake of Allah, I need to make sure
that it's not just from my mouth. Just like when we say la ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu sallam.
A lot of us never pause to think about what we've just said.
We don't pause to think of what we've just said.
If I were to ask you, what's the meaning of La ilaha illAllah. Everyone, including the children will say, there is none worthy of worship besides Allah Subhana Allah. But did you ever realize that it actually means I will never, ever render a single act of worship for anyone or to anyone or anything besides Allah? Because there is nothing and no one worthy of worship besides Allah and that's my declaration. That's going to take me two gentlemen. That's what it means.
That's what it means. But in actual fact, we say Laila Allah, Allah, Allah, Masha Allah and we are Muslim in Alhamdulillah. It's the biggest gift that you and I have.
Now, you know, in the law, Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. The same applies to Muhammad Rasulullah. Many of us just say it, but we don't understand.
What exactly we are saying.
We believe its meaning is Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But we don't realize or pause for a moment to think that you know what it actually means. Allah sent him with the message for me, that's what it means. What's the messenger? Someone who came with a message, he came with a message for me, he came with a message for you Rasulullah he, what a powerful Hi, very, very elevated status does he have been the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the ambassador of a country is important, you know that no comparison to Mohammed who is the ambassador of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam melas peace and blessings be upon him. So the reason I started this way,
is just to make us and myself especially go deeper into what we say and what we are meant to be.
Because sometimes, while law he, I want to cry, when I witness the disputes in the Muslim Ummah, amongst all categories of people, starting from the home, entering into the masjid, not one home, nearly every home, not one Masjid nearly every Masjid, not one community, every single community without exception, with no exception, amount of politics, the amount of hatred, the amount of ill feeling, we get so excited. When a guy we didn't get along with something bad happens to him. We might say Oh, shame but inside Yeah, he deserved he deserved it. We excited how we're supposed to love one another for the sake of Allah. You know what that means? That means when I walk into the
masjid, and I see any one of my friends
Brothers, or even sisters who I may see anywhere, when you see a Muslim sister or a Muslim brother, you're supposed to feel a connection in your heart for that person. If you don't, there is something wrong with you, not with them
to notice, because it is so powerful that Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam once told the companions that if you want to see a person from Jannah, you look at that men. When they followed up with him what he does, he says, You know what, I don't have any feeling in my heart for any of my brothers or sisters, nobody.
No one at all. And every night I checked my heart and I remove from it even the slightest of ill feeling. How many of us make dua for people we don't get along with?
answer it yourself. But the answer should be that we need to improve.
Like you're your own brother, your blood brother, your father, your son, you might have a problem with them. How will you resolve if no one would like to as a first step see a break in relationships while law II This is why to mend relationships with people whom they have been broken with, especially if they're your relatives, the reward is so great that the Quran speaks about it.
on Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about those who fulfill the relations that Allah subhanho wa Taala has asked them to fulfill. Why are Shona bangholme and they fear Allah, it is part of the fear of Allah to solve your problems.
Many times with us we say, when we have a problem with someone that you know what we sorted out on the Day of Judgment, I'll fix you up on the Day of Judgment, you're going to go nowhere, you will be shocked on the Day of Judgment, when you find out you are wrong, and that person was right. It can happen. You don't know the evidence you don't know what might have transpired. Sometimes it's a misunderstanding. You also have the wrong understanding. You might believe you're right, he believes is right. This is why the Hadith says Subhan Allah solve your matters before a day when the dyrham and the dinar will not help you. What that means is money, cash status, power, and whatever
authority it will not help you on the Day of Judgment sorted out today, even if it means you took a bit of a knock a bit of a loss, no problem. I sorted it out in the dunya. Guess what Allah will grant you genital fair dose as a result of that because you realize the solution of the problems of the oma is to instill love in the hearts of the members of the oma for one another until and unless that does not happen. Starting from a small community or family level, you will not resolve the problems of the oma today you look at others. And you see those people are suffering those who are struggling, but you know what? Yeah, those are not proper Muslims. And these guys are not proper
Muslims. in general. It's just gonna be you. And you're charming. Who else?
Is that? What you think? Is that what I think? We've gender is so broad that the Hadith says mancala da, da, da, da da Jana. Whoever says La Ilaha Illa. Allah, ultimately they will enter Jannah Subhan Allah, your neighbor in general might just be the guy who never spoke to on Earth. Subhana Allah for as long as I got Jenna, I'm okay. Because the other option is to go to Jana. And that's not on. So this is why I say my brothers and sisters, when we say we love each other for the sake of Allah, it actually is a powerful statement. It requires effort. It requires energy. It requires the spending of resources, it requires putting yourself down. Sometimes it requires that you humble yourself. It
requires that sometimes you let things pass. You know when you are married. You love your spouse. Well, I hope you do actually. You love your spouse, you are married to your spouse, you have a misunderstanding what happens sometimes no problem. Let's do it that way. Let's carry on, you know, because you don't want it to become a big issue. That's how it should be with every member of the oma. And even if you do have a problem, you resolve it respectfully, respectfully, no need to swear and curse and call each other bad names just because the guy owes you 2 million rands example, 2 million is a big figure right? Because he owes you 2 million histone if he ran away with it. Nothing
justifies your swear words against the man. Nothing.
He could have been taken for a ride. He could have made a mistake and eaten
The money he could have eaten it purposely, but your tongue and your system was not spoiled until you open your mouth with evil words. You call him big, big swear words for what? When he owed you the 2 million, I hope there's no one who owes anyone 2 million here because I'm not talking about anyone in particular, I'm just giving you a generic example. So if you all do the 2 million, he needs to still give it to you. But the day you started bad mouthing in a disrespectful way, I'm not saying you got to forgive him for the 2 million you are allowed to pursue it, you should pursue it if you are big enough to forgive Mashallah you're rewarded with Allah. But if you may want it no
harm you are allowed to pursue it. But be respectful. Remember, the Hadith goes as far as saying the Quran also speaks about it.
What can I
find out Ratan Ella masala if a person who's owing you money is in difficulty, give them some time until the deal is the Quran encourages the Hadith says whoever gives someone a time. And whoever actually may even go beyond that to forgive what they owe, if they know that this person is suffering or going through tough times, Allah will forego for that person sins on the day of judgment and may grant them gentlemen in return. Similarly, there is another narration of a man who entered Jenga. And they asked him, What is it that you did? He says, Well, I did nothing much. But I used to have a young debt collector, one of my boys who used to collect the debts and I used to tell
him, if anyone is finding it difficult, leave them out, go to the next person. And for that Allah says, We gave him Gen Y, it's the love for the sake of Allah, you are meant to love each other for the sake of Allah, even if you've had differences, even if you've had problems, even if someone stole someone else's money, and even if someone was a bad person or not, and whatnot. That does not mean we should not solve our problems. No, don't get me wrong, but it means when we solve them, we solve them with love with care with respect, are you will give me the 2 million and inshallah we'll work a plan out. And if you don't very unfortunately, we will have to take this thing to the next
step. But with respect, are you following what I'm saying? It has to just be respectful. That is the love for the sake of Allah, if we did not fear Allah, and we did not, for example, love each other for the sake of Allah, we would all go around shooting each other, and people would go around beating each other up. But that's not allowed. That's not permissible, because your 2 million you can break his bones as a result of that those bones, the value of them in the eyes of Allah, Allah gave them a lot actually owns them. So what you did is you destroyed an Amana of Allah because there was something material that that man owed you. This is what happens. We have a problem with each
other, we say break his bones break whose bones that's from Allah, you got a problem. So timeout, really, if push comes to shove, and the person happens to be jailed in a respectful manner, that could still be acceptable on condition that it was done in a proper way respectfully, etc. That was your last resort. It could be no other way. We don't like it that way. But sometimes it has to happen. They are criminals in society. They are criminals in the community. But what we need to know is, Allah is above all, Allah subhanho wa Taala puts us in situations to test us, let's not fail the test. We love each other for the sake of Allah. When I disagree with you, I need to know that
disagreement must be within a certain limit. I cannot just let it free and start saying things and creating a bigger disaster because that is what's happening on the globe. As a result of that type of behavior. Guess what happens? We become small circles of people, me and my group, you and your group, him and his group, she and her group, that one and their group and you know what? When one is suffering, the others are rejoicing. When the other is suffering, the rest of them are rejoicing. As a result, the whole oma is struggling.
That's why the Hadith says lattari shama totally fake
Allah might take away the suffering of someone and make you suffer with the same suffering or even more as a result of you laughing at them when they were suffering. So don't laugh at someone don't become happy when someone else is at a loss because Allah is able to remove the loss from them and affect you or inflict you with the same loss if not worse. So when you see someone suffering, don't become happy. Why? If you become happy, it's a matter of time, it's going to come to you. Matter of time, 10 years 2030 maybe even 40 but it will come Why? Because that is allows way that is his system. You became excited at the loss of another person alive.
will test you with it. May Allah forgive us. So my brothers and sisters I would like to remind myself today
that when I see all of you I need to feel within my heart connection and love. You are a person we want to see you in Jenna to you are a person trying. You are here for example, in the masjid the house of Allah to do what? Because I fear Allah, at least to the degree that I read Juma? I'm talking of the worst case scenario, someone could say that I read Juma. Okay, it's not good enough to only read Juma, but guess what? My brother in the deen I'll try and help you positively or I will not harm you. And that's the beauty. We are supposed to help one another. today. It's obvious we cannot help everyone and you cannot help people according to the way they want you to help them as a
result, minimum don't harm them.
If you have not heard someone will lie you have helped them how they are come they have less problems, One less problem.
You follow what I'm saying? Because today we have a problem from all the people who are harming us if the one guy drops out is a Mashallah one person drop off, no more troubling me. So learn to help people minimum by I believe that it is
very possible to help everyone through Do
you see people who are sick or Ill make dua even if it is a normal generalization or Allah grant cure to all those who are sick and Ill say I mean,
Oh Allah grant ease to all those in debt that they can pay their debts back, say I mean,
Allah grant Jonathan for those to the motorhoming of the oma Say, Amen.
In this way, we help people how do you know who that do? I will reach you don't know. But I love you for the sake of Allah. And I need to even if I have a few differences with you so what this is the way forward for the oma, we are seeing people struggle across the globe in so many different ways, so many different ways. And everyone is talking about solutions. I promise you we need to love one another for the sake of Allah. Do you know how serious the matter is? Rasulullah Salallahu Salam tells us that on the Day of Judgment, they will be a special shape for seven categories of people from among men to are those who used to love one another for the sake of Allah.
Love one another for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is part of our oma.
It is part of our belief. That's why the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, law you know arducam
had a buddy of he, Maria butina Shiva, none of you are considered true believers. Until you love for your brother.
What you love for yourself Subhan Allah, that is a difficult one very difficult one. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every one of us. I was just thinking that the time is not yet 20 past but then I remembered when I started it was five past and the clock was at one o'clock. So the reason why I might have delayed for two or three minutes, not because I wanted to, because of that clock now Allah Subhana Allah.
Allah, Allah Allahu wa salam ala nabina Muhammad