Channel: Mufti Menk
Final Lecture in Malaysia.
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salaam aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh.
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recommended by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala sending blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who was sent as a mercy to mankind into creation at large. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless him and his entire household, those who supported him from the very beginning, we ask Allah Subhana Allah Allah to bless them and all the companions and may He bless every single one of us, brothers and sisters, I commenced with a prayer of mercy for those aboard the flight MH 370. We ask Allah to have mercy on them to have mercy on their families who have mercy on us to have mercy on the nation and to have mercy on humanity at large. May Allah subhanho wa
Taala accept this prayer of ours, and may He make us from amongst those really, whom whenever we call out to Him, He answered our prayer. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless every single one of us, brothers and sisters, we all are searching for peace. And we would all love to see the people who use religion in order to create warfare, whereas Islam has come about with peace, and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the entire lifestyle. And all the moments that he spent on this earth were can shine in the words of peace, the goodness that he taught, everything pointed towards peace, so much so that the word Islam itself means peace. So why then would we
Engage in warfare. And why then would we be looked at as people who love to cause problems or to create disasters or to become terroristic whereby innocent civilians or innocent people are killed, and all this in the name of the religion, and this is why we are here.
To confirm that Islam is actually the religion of peace, wherever Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam found the opportunity to spread the word of peace, even with the enemy, he spread it. And this is why when it comes to those who are outright enemies, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes it very clear that we need to strike a deal with them. Look at the Treaty of Arabia, that was struck, just on the outskirts of Makkah, on the sixth year of the jaw, where Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam against all odds, signed a treaty that was actually biased against the Muslim because there was a piece that was at stake. And in order not to lose the piece, he signed it. When they had the
document they decided to take out Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim In the name of Allah, most Gracious, Most Merciful. They said remove this taken out the Sahaba were reluctant to do this. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said no remove it. Why? Because there is peace at stake here. Take it out, no problem. When they wrote Muhammad Rasulullah
he said no, check out the term Rasulullah we don't believe that he is Rasulullah you right Mohammed bin Abdullah? The Sahaba. Again were upset. They were reluctant to do this. But what he said no problem. Take out the term Rasulullah because there is peace at stake. We don't want to lose the peace. This is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with a said that if anyone from amongst us comes to you in Medina, send him back to us. But if anyone from you comes to us, we are not going to send him back to you. It is unfair. Imagine if I say your people come to me, I send them back.
My people come to you. They don't go back. That is unfair. But Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said no problem. We will agree with that. for 10 years we will have complete peace he said we will agree with them. So against all odds, he said, Let's agree and the agreement was struck by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. If we take a careful look, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, even regarding the enemies of
if they are inclining towards peace, when you are inclined completely towards it, if they are trying to make peace with you, make sure that you make peace with them and lay your trust in Allah. Why did Allah say lay your trust in Allah because sometimes we become people who are reluctant when we are doubting the intention of the next men. We are reluctant to make these. My brothers and sisters here we are talking of warfare with Islam says that we should avoid it as far as possible. Avoid it and make sure that even if the real enemy wants to make peace with you go and make peace with them. And if you are not so certain of their intentions, remember, lay your trust in Allah Subhana Allah
Allah, Allah, Allah Allah, this is why immediately after Allah is inclined towards peace even more than their inclination towards me, he says, lay your trust in Allah because if you are not certain of their intentions, Allah knows their intentions and Allah will protect you if they intend to harm you. The problem we have in our own homes within our own communities, within those who call themselves Muslims, we find people not prepared to make this not even in our own houses, sometimes amongst the in laws amongst the wives and children amongst the wives of the brothers or perhaps the brothers and so on. We know that sometimes there is disaster, no peace. The reason is we have not
learned from the real example where Allah says those who are outright enemies make peace with him. What about those who are your brothers and sisters? In reality, or your brothers and sisters in faith? Now Allah subhanho wa Taala help us this evening, we got news of a group of people in Nigeria calling themselves Muslim going around killing sporadically. This is absolutely absurd. It is the furthest away from Islam. It is not connected to this religion in any way. It is actually chaotic and it is about time we spoke about it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from such deviance in our own thoughts. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to understand that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi
wa sallam came with a message of peace, a message of tolerance, a message of understanding for so many years, we've had so much of goodness, why is it necessary?
The mind is being hijacked by those who have a misunderstanding of the religion, protect yourself from it. This is why we are taught as Muslim. If anyone speaks to you in a way that they are inciting your insights to become a violent person, remember, that is not part of the faith. It is not part of the deen, you need to understand what they are preaching is something political, perhaps they have another agenda. They are trying to use myself and yourselves and others who may be slightly ignorant and con us may we will be those who are knowledgeable, not con at all. We will stand against it and we will promote peace against all odds.
My brothers and sisters, it's important for us to realize that the peace that was
at the time of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam was achieved by Justice because he was in his own home. There was peace, because he was just with his own people, there was peace. they relied on what he said they knew him as the truthful and the honest from the very beginning, even prior to the advent of Islam, meaning prior to Prophethood. They already knew him as a person who was trustworthy and honest, when they had a problem, when the power of courage had a problem was rebuilding the GABA and they all wanted the honor of they all wanted the honor of lifting up the Blackstone in order to place it in the corner that it's supposed to be after the renovation and rebuilding of the Kaaba.
There was a dispute.
In that dispute, all the different tribes were saying Do you know what we would like to have the honor of doing it? So they decided, Okay, the next man to walk in here will be the one who will decide what will happen. Lo and behold, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam walked in, they were all delighted. They knew that this man, this was before he was even a prophet, this man, whatever he says, will be fair, and just do you know what he did in order to maintain peace, and in order to promote that peace, and in order to ensure that there are no swallows, and there is no fighting, and this was before Islam, imagine, he took a cloth, he laid the cloth, he got one leader from all of
those tribes, and told them, You catch a little bit of that cloth. So they were on the corners and on the side, and he took the black stone and put it on the clock. They all lifted it up and they all walked with it. So it was not seen as any one individual carrying that stone. But everyone would say we collectively lifted the stone. And then what happened when they got to the corner where the Kaaba, where it was supposed to be placed, he lifted it once again and put it into his plugins into its place. And thereby The problem was solved, resolved completely such that peace prevailed. May Allah subhana wa Jalla protect us from this, we learned that although it was prior to Islam,
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his companions spoke about and even after Islam in a way that would definitely teach us that to, to protect ourselves from some form of predicted harm or predicted problem is actually an act of worship. So if you are foreseeing a bit of disunity, think very quickly of how you can save yourself from the disunity in order to protect the nation and the oma May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all. Today we have the nation the nation that we are in we have the home or the home or that we belong to both. It is our duty to ensure the peace and stability of our nation, as well as the home of Islam. May Allah subhanho wa Taala use us to promote
this peace and to promote the true message of Islam. My brothers and sisters, take a look at Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he dealt with the qualities of the heart in order to eradicate the initial seed of detail that might be sown in the hearts of people, which will then result in disunity and the split based on jealousy and hatred, and thereafter, enmity and war.
So this is why jealousy prohibited in Islam. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has very strongly the issue of protecting yourself and myself from jealousy. Why? Because that is the roots that is the seed of details that will grow and it grows into a wild tree with a huge bark that has its roots very deep, which becomes very hard to chop off. So he says, Do not even sow that seed from the very beginning. Don't be jealous of what Allah has blessed some of you above the others in any way. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to become happy upon the happiness of others. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to become happy when we see our brothers and sisters, having moved beyond our own
expectations and beyond what we were ever able to do in our own lives.
It is only when we support such people that we will be able to progress.
But if we were to become jealous of anyone who excels above us, it means we have set a bar according to our capacity, our acceptance, our capability, and we would not like anyone to go beyond that bar. If that is the case. How do you expect the oma to develop? How do you expect your nation to develop if a person has for example, done very well in their secondary examination, and they receive 10 days, 11 days and they say, if anyone gets 12 just cut out the one make sure it's never ever reaches 12. If that's the case, it is fraud, it is jealousy to the degree that it would be considered the height of corruption if that happened. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. So jealousy
prohibited Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in kulu
kulu narrow haba in order to promote peace, he has definitely said that hazard and jealousy eats away even the other good deeds that you have done in the same way that the fire would eat away at the dry log. What this means is you can be reading your Salah you can be dressed appropriately you can be reading Quran you can be fasting you can have gone for Hajj, you can have been given so much the cap. But if you have jealousy in your heart, you have wasted your time, all those deeds are gone. Why? Because this is the roots of peace, to protect your heart from dirty qualities. And this is when peace will be beaming across the globe. We become jealous because we have a difference of
opinion with someone and the other person's opinion happens to be more accepted by Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from jealousy, yes, we may want to discuss matters, it is important. constructive criticism is also that which is called for discussion of how to be able to improve, someone may not accept my opinion. But if they come up with a better opinion, I need to lower myself and accept it because the opinion is more valid than mine, or perhaps will be more productive than mine. That is part of my Islamic duty.
To be humble enough to acknowledge that someone has a better opinion than mine. Sometimes we have a problem where we feel we are the only ones who are right, the way I do things in my house, I am the boss, and if I am the boss, and that's it. Nobody is allowed to say anything or do anything that is against what I say or do panela if that is the case, can we really call ourselves muslimeen when we know that some of what we've said is actually wrong, because we are human beings or some of what we have said is probably inferior to some of what the other people have said. We need to acknowledge May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness and May He grant us a deeper understanding of the deen
my brothers and sisters it is important to go through the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam take a look at the disputes that he has resolved, what he has solved by the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is why like I say, Islam means peace, we stand for piece by piece, we promote peace, peace, we would like to see peace, and we want to see peace in our children and offspring and the generations to come. Why is it that what we are seeing is not peace, but pieces
rather than piece, perhaps we misspell it, and it becomes pieces when creating little bits and pieces.
Whereas piece itself is depicted in the unity that we have
them together togetherness that we have. When we say unity, it does not mean I have to think exactly like you to be united with you. But what it does mean is I appreciate that you are my brother or sister in the deal. And I feel for your feelings. So Panama take a look at the aircraft that has gone missing. Don't we all feel Don't we all have this feeling across the globe that something has happened that has hurt us that we are concerned about that we would like to see a good outcome regarding but tell me something the bulk of us do not have blood relations there. But we feel it just as much because we are part and parcel of that larger family. We have humanity within us and we
have the deen within us and we have the beautiful teachings of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Medina, he showed similar concern to humanitarian crisis that Allah subhanho wa Taala crunches and understanding so much so that he showed concern to animals as well, that he has made mention of how those who have perhaps quench the thirst of a dog or assisted the hungry cat have earned paradise as a result, even though their deeds may not have been that grand
because it's the heart that counted and it is the reaching out to the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala that is enshrined in Islam that actually was depicted within those actions and that is what results
In these people earning paradise today, forget about reaching out to animals, we don't even reach out to our family members, we do not reach out to our community members, there are people in our lives who are sick and Ill do you know that it is the teaching of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to promote the sense of belonging, and to promote peace and to promote that sense of identity as a movement, to visit the state to go out and pray for them to make sure that we visit them and we say Allah grant this person, to give them a few words of comfort, to make them feel that definitely they will come out of their sickness, let's ask ourselves how many of us have visited the hill
muslimeen, who are not related to us.
Some of us might be thinking, well, even those related to us, we have not yet visited them. Well, there you are. Now, Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to be true to me. Today, we are struggling with the image of Islam across the globe, not because there is something wrong with Islam, but there is something wrong with the Muslim. This is the problem. And this is why we say we need to reintroduce Islam in our lives, the proper Islam, the true Islam, that which when we follow it, we have internal and external peace, believe me, if you are a true Muslim, true to your word to Allah subhanho wa Taala, you will be a person who will never ever be upset or lose contentment, you will always be a
happy person content with you what Allah has chosen for you, yet you are working towards what you feel is beneficial within the capacity that Allah subhanho wa Taala has provided you. And this is Islam, the problem. And it's a very big problem where we have started taking things in our own hands. And we begin to become individuals rather than a collective family of the oma. And we do not show concern for someone, if a sister for example, and I encourage all my sisters, to ensure that their dress code is correct. But the example I'm about to give, if one of our sisters happens to have a dress code that is not so correct, it does not mean that now they are no longer part of us,
and we should not be greeting them. And we should not be letting them feel that they are part of our family, sometimes in our own children. And sometimes in ourselves, we will find things here and there that we are not proud of that Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us from those who think that just because it's an open thing that we need to disassociate ourselves from our own brothers and sisters, remember, be kind keep reaching out, a day will come when they too will turn towards the message of peace, distributed or issued by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Same applies to the brothers I recall very clearly, there was a certain man who was a drunk on a certain man who was a drunkard. And I kept talking to him and reaching out to him. Even at the point of his drunken state, I would go to him and I would talk to him. This is a real example. And I would explain to him, Look what you've done is very bad. And because of his respect for me, he used to say, let us resolve but he was drunk.
And so what I would do is, I would say, Okay, now I know that the Quran says la sala de la, cara, but my idea was not that he fulfilled Salah because that Salah would not be valid in that condition, but to get him to wash himself with cold water, so some of his intoxication can actually disappear. So he washes himself with cold water and he says, Oh Allah, you are the greatest, Oh Allah, you are the greatest. And he keeps repeating this one law he A few years later, he met me. And he told me Do you know what my son he was an elderly man. He says, I have kept the habit and it's been two years. And I don't even drink and yet he has this habit for a few decades. Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed
us had we treated that man according to our own whims and fancies, we would have said drunker Johanna is going to help. He's got no hoping in anything and just go away from him. You know, he's supposed to be lashed. We're supposed to take a weapon, beat him up, and so on. If that was the case, was there ever any hope of this men coming back seeing the path, we live in an environment where sometimes Allah, Allah has covered people, and sometimes we live in non Muslim countries in some of us, where we cannot just take the law into our own hands. We can never ever take the law into our own hands. That too is the prohibition because, you know, in order to implement the Sharia,
you need to have the authority and you need to have the permission to do that. If you don't have the authority, you cannot implement the laws, or should I say that Oh, dude, which means the Penal Code of the Sharia, you cannot, that is part and parcel of knowledge. The problem is half baked. We don't even know that. So now someone commits adultery, and we sitting in the corner of the house, saying, Come here, we want to bless you. But brother, you need a lash first because you've done this and then that these people perhaps don't even know about Allah protect us. You cannot take the law in your own hands. Never.
You need to understand when we live in nations that are non Muslim countries to panela. We should realize and understand that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us opportunities to turn to him far greater than have the Sharia been implemented with its penal code. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless us, men may be understanding. So it is important for us to realize that the way we treat those who might be slightly distant in a way from the deen should be the same treatment of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam had he been here Subhan Allah. And if he was here, mercy to mankind, what would he have done? Imagine? I want to ask you one simple question. It shows you the peace, the
peace in Islam. I want to ask you a serious question. I saw today one of the most beautiful messages that I've seen in a long time Mashallah.
bandaraya down the road, I'm sure you know, it's the floating in the water. Beautiful. I actually stopped the vehicle, jump out, took some photographs and treated them for the world to see. So Panama What a beautiful place. Imagine someone walks into that machine and suddenly zips up opens and urinate on the carpet.
Did you hear what I said? Imagine someone walks into the masjid. And suddenly he wants to urinate. So he sits down on the carpet or standing whatever it is by one of the beautiful fillers and he starts his business.
Can you imagine that? Can anyone here picture that?
To be honest with you? What would you do? If you were standing right next to him?
What would you do?
It's such a difficult question. Because we don't realize had Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam been here, he would have done something not only that, it happened in front of him and he did something let's listen to what happened. There was this Bedouin man who walked into mosquito Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, not just bandaraya something 1000 times better. Mosquito Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam the place where we all yearn to go to the place where we will love to go may take us there again and again.
And and a man walked in, and he decides you know what I need to be so however he did it, little corner, startup de la vaca mela protectors, the Sahaba of the Allahu Gaza, I would guess just like we would, and they immediately wanted to pounce on him.
But Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sent as Rama to mankind, Rama to Jin Qin Rama to the world. Do you know what happened? Immediately he stopped a blood test to non stop this man leave him let him do his business. A few months ago, I gave a lecture. And I actually said that is such a great mystery. It is such great mercy to tell the people let him finish. So
that means he was halfway through. He was carrying on so part of the puzzle was getting bigger. Allah projectors, and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is telling them leave him? Do you know why that is a source of peace, that we can wash it out. But if he stops his be halfway, he probably will get so sick and that he might have disease or whatever else. I don't want to ask you to try stopping up halfway and seeing if you can do it or not. Because to be honest with you, it will create a disaster.
Do you want to know something very funny. The last time I said this, and I said I wonder what it would feel like to cut your pee halfway Imagine you're being and someone says stop.
I don't know how he would stop. Do you know what happened? The next day I received an email from someone saying I tried it. It was very hard. I was shocked.
I was shocked I hope nobody tries it because I don't want to receive emails to say I tried in May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us because the point we're making here is look at Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam considered a tough one man Why? Let me inform you had they pounced on him and penalized him and kicked him out and made him do this and that that was going to be one seed of distance. The one seed of descent would have grown into a whole tree with a huge trunk of hatred, opposition,
such a negative way that which is destructive that which will continue to pick on even those things that are right, solely because it was attacked one day. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a lesson from it. So what happened Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sent them away? Why did you send them away?
He may be
Instructional, he should be instruction saying,
Go and get some water a bucket of water and bring him when they went away, he sees the opportunity to quietly talk to this man and to explain to him something. So panela now if it was us,
let alone getting angry and excited picking up this person beating him up black and blue until maybe the policeman came. And you know, if that policeman happened to be a person who was regular masala, one wonders what he would then do to the same person, and so on. So we don't even know. But all that aside, even admonishing was done in private, you know, with our children, when we want to correct them, Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us or whether it's your wife, your husband, your family member, or anyone else, you want to correct them, the best way of doing it is in private, private, quietly. Do not let other people see you telling you why. You know what, what you did was really bad. Keep
those words for when your door is closed, give her two kisses. And on that day, maybe three, then you tell her you know what happened there was not so grand.
You see, she'll give you a fourth one and the first one and say thank you love.
Now we're talking pieces in it. But if you want more, try correcting in public, go to the mall. And as you're picking from the aisle say hey, why did you do this, and everyone turns around to see what you're doing. And you just say to
me, you know, love.
That attitude will never bring about peace. But Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us peace in the home with the family members. And he told us how you can how you can live the best from amongst you are those who are the best to their spouses, their family members. And then he goes on to say, and I'm the best from amongst you to the family, to my own spouses. So panela imagine so that is to maintain peace. The reason why I'm talking about the family and I've diverted a little bit to say about the family is because that is the root. If the family is corrupt, society will be corrupt, if society is corrupt the nation is over. And if the nation is over then you cannot expect
global peace. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the core that is filled with love and peace because that is the sense of belonging that will then give you the greatest sense of belonging to the community. And from there as a nation you feel really gel together bonded together such that if anything happens to one person we all feel it. Do you know the
unmoved mover can just
From the moon, the true believers they are like one family they are like one body that says they are like one body. If a small part of it is hurting, the entire body feels the pain. Imagine if your little baby finger has been pricked by a stone, you feel the pain, you cannot sleep, it starts swelling, you need to have tablets from your mouth, your eye looks at it and your mouth will speak to the doctor your feet will start walking in a certain direction. So you helped the one little hurt that is on your perhaps baby finger in such a way that your whole body was used in order to alleviate that suffering. Today we are causing suffering within the oma now Allah subhanho wa Taala
But it's hard to see that they are they still a bit of humanity Subhana Allah where we feel for our brothers and sisters on this particular aircraft that has just been lost. May Allah subhanho wa Taala really grant us the ability to use this opportunity to have to get together as an oma and to retain that humanity that we have within us and lay the lesson Congress be far greater than what has happened with Allah subhanho wa Taala has mercy upon all I mean, really the reason why I keep repeating it right here. It is so fresh. It is as though it happened to me to Panama, and I'm sure we feel the same way Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us. Today we've known Malaysian Airlines coming
through and really I made a prayer to Allah Allah grant protection to us all and even to those who we don't know what has happened to them. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala united and May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us this feeling, even when we are in pain of a different nature, even when we are in pain of a different nature. I plead with you husbands out there who are making your wives struggle, remember, it is your duty to make her feel that sense of belonging and it is your duty to ensure that she is a happy person, and vice versa. The wives also it is your duty to ensure that your husbands are happy. They are good. We've got to be slightly more easygoing than we actually are.
Sometimes we become difficult and difficulty when we become difficult we actually would be inclining towards war rather than peace. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us. So get back to this ideal that we were talking about.
Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam corrected this man and he told him Do you know? Do you know? This is the house of Allah, it is actually for reading your Salah, it is actually for meaningful praying, it is actually for reading for an it is for the remembrance of Allah and so on and so on. And it is not for this type of thing. It is not fit for this type of thing. So the man was so touched because he was saved, basically he was saved from a whole group of people who are about to pounce on him. So he says, Allah,
Allah have mercy on me. Oh, that's a good mela granted to all of us. He says Allah honey. And then he says, Ramadan, and Allah have mercy on Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa hamana.
And Allah don't have mercy on anyone else. Imagine the drop. Now that created another disaster because the DA he because of the people having pounced on him or wanting to pounce on him, he felt a This was such a beautiful explanation. So he may have for himself mercy, Allah have mercy on me. All I have missed your Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, but don't have mercy on anyone. So Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once again corrected him in a beautiful way. He says, You have tried to make narrow, something that does not become narrow. It's the mercy of Allah cannot become narrow. Something that is great, grand, something that is very broad and big. You are trying to make it
narrow. So immediately understood that what I've just said is actually wrong. What I've said is wrong. It's like us when we pray sometimes. And this happens. My brothers and sisters, let's learn from Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you see he had some enemies in Makkah, and even on the occasion of five, when he was able to ask Allah to destroy them. Rather, he made to ask for their guidance. Radha, he may do help for their guidance with small problem with our brother because we tried to buy something I recall a real life example. I was one sitting in a motor vehicle with a certain brother A few years ago, he had just purchased a car and A while later he started saying
because we are from this one because we have found that one in the English language he was actually uttering some bad words against a certain person. And I told him But why? He said he just sold me this car but he cheated me. Okay, I told him brother it doesn't help make dua for his guidance so he doesn't cheat anybody else.
Because we make dua for the curse of someone they make to our for our curse. We've seen that happening all alone, small problem you've had just because your mother in law told you something and that night you get up for Jude, imagine we get up for that Jude only because I want to say Allah.
Imagine, why is that the relationship we have? Where is the peace in our own homes? The problem is when we call out to Allah ask Allah for peace. ask Allah Allah grant me peace grant. Grant have the ability to grant us all peace and continue asking Allah because be To be honest, the source of it is also connected to your application and your if you are making a correct dua it will result in your inner and outer peace. But when you are so angry within yourself, it shows in your Allah knows that this person is so angry, look at the type of data they are making these, these two as they are they stem from anger and hatred sometimes, and this is why sometimes our two hours are not really heard
as we want them to be heard. So panela
This is why try and change the nature of your that is from Hamas, Allahu alayhi wa sallam, he made the drive for Abu jihad. And
at least one of them came through so Panama he made me do it in five that Allah when he was told we can crush these people. Listen to this, this is actually the epic of
the source we say source of peace. Look at this. He was offered an offer by Allah subhanho wa Taala through the angels that look these two mountains that are here. These people that have beaten you, they have chased you they have sent their children behind you to actually stone you they have driven you right out of running out of that little city of time. We are offering you to bring together these two mountains and crush them straight.
We are offering you to bring together the two mountains and to catch them. Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam immediately for the thing he did
Imagine if someone comes in bashes your motor vehicle, what do you what do you someone bashes your motor vehicle and they went in and they reversed and they went in again and they reversed and they went in a third time minimum usage Allah destroy this person. That's the minimum if you're a good if you're a good person, I think you might be getting irritated. They were beating Mohammed Salah said I'm not used to car or vehicle or something else, no him
himself until he was bleeding. And he says Allah Allah do not destroy them because
Perhaps from their offspring, there will be people who will accept my message, guess what happened
a few years down the line
accepted Islam. The circumstances were a little bit different. It took a bit of a time and so on. But
the fruit of it is even today, if you go to Thai, you will find only Muslims 100% Muslims, same place, sometimes the same surnames that were there at the time you hear them now, as well as some coffee and so on. You hear it right now. So panela if you look at the power of that beautiful to have on the occasion, when he was being offered to have something done, that would only be a revenge, it wouldn't even be more than that. It would only be retaliation. He didn't start. He never ever initiated the war. No. It always came and he had to defend up to today. Do you know what happens to Islam? Everyone who speaks bad about Islam and what we do we just keep on defending? No,
that's wrong. No, this is wrong. Nobody's gone on to the offensive to say you know what the other religions are like this, or the other people are like this like that, because it's not in our nature. We are not taught that as Muslims. We are taught to project Islam. But the sad part of it is, we sometimes are unfairly attacked, unduly attacked, people pick on us because of a few who might have done things that are an Islamic, like we've mentioned earlier on, some people, misguided some people, they have gone into bad company. This is why ensure from an early age that your children are in good company, watch the websites that they go to sometimes they have people behind
that, you know, behind on the internet behind the screen who are actually brainwashing them to do dirty tricks and to do things that are not befitting a Muslim To start with, and we don't know where they got this type of thinking from Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us like we say, Do you know my brothers and sisters, the non Muslims out there? Allah He if you are used, the Hadith says that if you are used to guide even one of them towards the deen is better for you than anything material you can ever have.
How then, can the same religion teach you that anyone who's out there they are your enemies, you got to just kill them off? Oh, Bella Bella, safeguard us from such deviants that would defeat the whole purpose of Islam. Because myself and yourself, some generations back our forefathers or beyond were perhaps not Muslim?
If that was the teaching of Islam, that you just eradicate anyone who's not a Muslim, how would they have accepted Islam? Such a simple question, with such a logical answer. But now you have people who perhaps entered the fold of Islam as new Muslims. And because they've been conned into believing that you know what, everyone who's not a Muslim is just your enemy, they now start doing things that Islamic and they've actually been hijacked by some form of agenda that some people are perhaps playing, which actually is against Islam, it has caused more damage to Islam than anything else. And we sometimes are struggling and suffering as a result of the actions of these few that Allah
subhanho wa Taala guide us and guidance.
So my brothers and sisters, there is the example of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam look at what he did. He says Allah guide these people guide their children. If not, then at least their children will accept and he went away. He was dead. He was very sad. So sad that he said, Yeah, I love you placed on my shoulders, the duty of giving them the message. They didn't even want to listen to the message. That's how weak I am.
I'm so weak, that these people did not even want to listen to my message. May Allah subhanho wa Taala use us at least to deliver a good message? And can I inform you the most powerful way?
The most powerful way of sharing the light that we have, the dean that we have, is to practice upon it. That's
the most powerful way without words, without words, if you are a true Muslim, automatically, you beam some form of tranquility from you, you mean some form of happiness, some form of contentment, some Rouhani and you have the spirituality about you that actually beings wherever you go, that even those who are not Muslim, they feel that there is something behind this person that is a driving force behind the contentment of Allah. And that alone is enough for them to start questioning and they will find the answer. The problem is when we don't love Islam, or we only pay lip service to it. People look at us, they want to become Muslims, but after seeing us they turn away they say No
way. This is the case. Nothing.
You know, amazing. Allah protect us all. Sometimes you have a person who
Really chases people away from the deal. You know, in Islam alcohol prohibited.
In Islam, we know that gambling prohibited we know the prohibitions, but sometimes you find muslimeen muslimeen. You know, I know of one, casino.
And this is a reality. I know one casino, when I was told that there is a proper Salah facility there at the casino, it's a gambling block complete, there is a scholar facility of Muslim prayer. That can only be the case if a lot of the clients are actually Muslim in Where is Islam? Do you think people who really know what Islam is,
and then when they would want to now become Muslim, and after seeing that these people are not even practicing. This is why I call on you, my brothers and sisters tonight, you want to make some good decisions make them now you don't know when you're saying the timer will run out of time. You know that you do not know when you're saying the timer will run out of time. Let me explain to you what that means. When you born, you have a timer. You know what the time is a little bit narrow in the middle of stand on one side. When you are born it is turn at the sense that your time is limited. It's about to finish.
When your game, score as many goals as you can. It's much more important. Imagine there's a little bit of sadness just going down. Let me quickly run and do this and do that and do that when it's over. I'm gone. And I know Wow, I did the best I ever could Mashallah, what is amazing. That is like, it's just like a second time. So remember, that time is actually not going to stop, the sand is going down. And guess what? Have you ever watched the sand Timer? I've watched it when you're getting closer to the end. For some reason that the sand is being faster. Have you noticed?
Because it's not actually going faster, but it seems it's going faster. And the same applies with human beings. Your first few years in life are so full of different types of adventure, you know, adventurous years of your life. Once you've got a certain age you like sort of calm down, you retire, you might be living for a few more years. But what would happen before
you then known as Grandpa, you know, they say Grandpa, and I know one man, he told his grandchildren Don't call me grandpa call me daddy.
Just because you wanted to feel young, that doesn't stop your time. And they can call you that they can call you son. Okay, no problem. We take it further. Does that make you any younger? No, it doesn't. So remember, if you want to make decisions, make them Now this could be the last few grains of sand that are actually coming down. Let's find time out of yours. lavaca make the decisions now. You want to attend to him. Now. You want to improve your dress code, do it now you want to turn to a luncheon to him now. Don't wait, don't wait. It's going to be too late. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness. And remember one thing, do not let the actions of some of us distract you from
the beauty of this religion? No, there are people who might have actions that really distract us we become so despondent because we see, look at these people. Sometimes even those who purport to be religious can be engaged in actions that are incorrect actions that we are not proud of at all. Do not let that make you despair. You need to learn the deen from the correct source that Diem is full of it is full of
sympathy with others. It is full of goodness reaching out and the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the few examples that I've given you today. They are so powerful, and although they are very few, but you've got the gist of the message of Islam.
We were talking of justice.
Do you know that peace and universal peace? One of the main components I've already mentioned of is justice. Without justice, you cannot have peace we spoke about
the day before yesterday. And I remember making mention of how Omar Abdullah satara the Allahu anhu when he was lying under a tree, and the ambassador's came through from
elsewhere. They looked at him. They were shocked this man who who's so much of the world, sleeping under a tree, no bodyguards, no nothing. You know what they said? They said, Omar, you were a ruler, meaning you rule given the opportunity of ruling. And you were just when you adjust you felt peace at peace secure. I mean, you you felt it secure. And when you felt secure, you were able to sleep under the tree. So panela look at the ripple effect. It all goes back. He's sleeping under a tree because he's secure. He's secure because he was just and he's just as a ruler Subhan Allah, what does he need to worry about? Look at Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam one day there was a
Certain woman known as Fatima bintan, must assume from a very noble tribe who stole something. And she was about to be penalized. Now to be penalized. The people looked at each other and said, No man, she is the daughter of such a noble person. How can we penalize her?
So they said, Let's hatch a plan. What's the plan? Let's talk to Muhammad Salallahu alaihe salam, and explain to him that look, you know what, just leave her for now. Because you know what? She's the daughter of a very, very influential person. And let's just leave her out. So they said, Now, how are we going to talk to Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam because we don't know how he's going to react. So they decided, you know what, he's very close to this youngster. His name is Osama bin Laden.
Osama Osama bin Zayed who was a young boy who grew up in front of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, they spoke to him and they said, You know what, why don't you talk to Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and tell him that you see the momentum of zoom. She has just committed this crime. But you know what, just let her go because she who she's from a very high noble family, and if you are to penalize her, then you know they might be whatever, whatever, whatever. So Pamela, he started his speech with Mohammed Salah Salem in such a beautiful way. And he tried obviously, because he was so loved, so loved by Muhammad Sallallahu sallam,
and Mohamed Salah Salem heard a little bit of what he had to say and immediately
after the famous words
he had been mean who do dilla Are you trying to come in to speak to me or here regarding this particular person, when it comes to the law of Allah subhanho wa Taala you want some to be above and the other to be you know, they say nobody should be above the law. Well, this is what Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is saying, how can you want to come to me in order to let someone go, the law that is being applied of Allah subhanho wa Taala he says way moolah he I swear by Allah lo
if it happened to be Fatima
Fatima, daughter of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam penalize them, she would not be let off.
Forget about you trying to tell me normal person, normal person whatever, even my own daughter would not be let us know if she did it. She did it. She needs to be penalized. Then he made the statement that I'd like to draw your attention towards
public and indeed, the reason why the nations before you were destroyed
the downfall of the nations before you were because and no one can either serrata fee human sharifa tarraco. What
he says the reason why the previous nations dropped was because when the normal people committed crimes, they will let off. And when the Popo committed crimes they were penalized. So he says Nay, we as Muslims, if we would like to have peace in the criminal is a criminal, treat him as a criminal. And the one who is to be commended because of his honesty and so on, no matter who he is, he is to be commended. And this is why in Islam, even those who have nothing when they do a good deed, they are committed.
They're committed Allah subhanho wa Taala does not look at your body. He does not look at how good looking you are, how much wealth you have, and so on. He looks at your deeds in your heart. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala bless my brothers and sisters it's been a lovely evening here and Mashallah, I really appreciate the fact that you've come here in large numbers. It is not the last time in sha Allah. It's not the last time that I will be here in caking that's an easy way of saying it Mashallah.
It's not the last time inshallah by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala I hope and I pray if Allah grants us the ability and Allah accepts it from us to be here again and again. May Allah subhanho wa Taala allow us to feel the bond that we have between us. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala allow us to enhance the love that we have between us. Really I feel so much at home so much at ease with all my brothers and sisters here Mashallah. And to be honest with you, we pray to Allah subhanho wa Taala to guide us to guide us in every single way and to help us achieve internal peace by eradication of all the bad qualities that we may have the qualities of jealousy and hatred and malice and deception
and the other qualities such as backbiting and slandering and talking. Let's talk good about others, let's say good things that have good qualities, good feelings, insha Allah and remember one thing turn to Allah, you will achieve both the peace of this world and the next. So if you turn to Allah, you will not only achieve the peace, but you achieve the peace
Her new piece as well May Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen us, Allah
Subhana Allah Subhana
Allah Allah Allah and
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