Channel: Mufti Menk
Post Taraweeh Talk by Mufti Menk , Masjid Rahma Nairobi Kenya, 2 June 2018
salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim In the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Alhamdulillah All praise is indeed due to Allah subhana wa Jalla wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah
happy. We send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household, his companions, we asked Allah to bless them to bless every one of us to grant us forgiveness in this month of Ramadan. Allahu Akbar Allah who's going to hit pull up one fun one.
My beloved brothers, my sisters, this evening, we had the recitation, from Silicon photonics going into solar tissue era. It started off in Oregon, it went into sort of the shoe era. and thereafter, we completed with the commencement of Sugata nemaline.
In surah, Al Furqan, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the secrets that men needs to know if he would like the power to distinguish between right and wrong. The Quran itself is called the criterion because it makes clear what is right and wrong. And
it makes the difference between right and wrong. So if you are to follow the poll, and you will be able to distinguish between right and wrong, but it is important for you to know that every point that Allah makes mention of in Surah Furqan is connected to your ability and mind to be able to distinguish between right and wrong, between good and bad, between light and dark. If this is good, how do I know it's good for me? Sometimes the world tells you that something is good for you, but it is actually bad for you. And sometimes the world tells you that this is bad for you, but it is actually good for you. How do you and I know that this is good or bad?
Allah subhanho wa Taala right at the beginning talks about the revelation and the fact that the poem itself is from Allah. If you are to follow that. You will definitely be able to distinguish between right and wrong and be careful of those who find fault in the pollen. While pollen levy naka
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the disbelievers in Makkah, they tried to find fault with the Koran in any way they started saying why didn't come down all at once, just like the book was given to Moses, may peace be upon him. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Who are they to decide how the boron should come down? Gary
Allah says it is a man who chose the way and the method to be able to strengthen yourself your heart, all Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam when the incident occurred, the verses were reviewed in that way, it was better for the people to follow it. It was better for you to be cited, it was easier for them to follow because they knew that the rules of the war are not connected to reality that happened on the ground. It is not a fairy tale. It is not something you cannot practice upon. People have already practiced upon it.
And Allah says he wants you to recite it in a melodious and a beautiful way. So if you look at the order of revelation, it is different from the border of the Oregon in the preserve tablet or an iPhone. That is why every Ramadan jabril Ameen used to come down the angel debris used to come down and they used to read the Quran was Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam confirming the order upon the preserved tablet even though certain verses were revealed in a different order altogether.
If I asked you, which was the first verse revealed to Muhammad, Salah malasana, you would say,
but it's not at the beginning of the Quran. If I asked you, which was the last verse revealed to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you might tell me, I have to Medina, you might say Allah, tala codina depending on whether we are talking over a verse with a ruling or a verse without a ruling. So Allah subhanho wa Taala has kept it that way. It is his wisdom. It is a man alone. Similarly, the golfer at the time they tried to find another fault with the poor and what was that they tried to find? They began to see this or that the profits are about one
He was symptom has, he's actually copied from the previous scriptures was
funnier to me
on his food with tails copied from the previous scriptures that are being written day and night and Allah subhanho wa Taala clarifies that you and I know that Allah says
he knows know.
It is Allah who sent among the unelected a messenger from them,
which means that someone was unelected. And elected is a very carefully selected word. It is not uneducated, because that is blasphemous.
He was the most highly educated, but Allah did not want him to read or write. Because no one must come up and say he copied it. He heard it, he actually read a previous scripture, Allah says,
boo, boo boo, you definitely
did not use to read before on the arm was revealed. And then some had a law you did not use to write with your right and so that they can tell it, there is no reason for them to doubt. So Panama that was a clarification when they found that they could not find a faulty number on Sudoku full time tells us something else. But I want to stop for a moment my brothers, my sisters, if you want the ability to distinguish between right and wrong in your life, dependent on connection with a moron, you need to understand that revelation is what will give you the ability and the power to know right from wrong love.
So they try to find another phone, when they couldn't find the fault in the program. They said, let us find the fault in the messenger in the messenger. You know, it reminds me of the mom or the chef who stands up in front of you. And he tells you don't do this. And don't do that. Those people who are powerful and they are involved in evil and the demand is telling them not to engage in evil, they have one of two choices. Either they change their lives and they become better people and they could be evil. Sometimes they don't want to put the evil because they are enjoying it. They are they are amused and impressed and such that they the comfort zone that they are in is too beautiful for
them. So they rather find a fault in the Imam than to challenge themselves. So they will tell you that your mom is a bad man. This is my mom is like this, like the mom is like that. Not because the mom is guilty because they don't want to change me will not make us from those when we don't, we will not find fault in the man rather than if he is correct. We will correct ourselves that is a main belief.
So what did they say? What God Oh, my God.
What is it a message of Allah? How can he be eating food just like we eat food? And how can he go to the market? Subhana Allah
they said, Why did Allah reveal the government angel with him so he could have been with him all along as a woman and so on and so forth. He could do everything
wanted, he could have given a huge pressure to this man. He was a real Prophet, otaku.
Or a monk could have given him a garden filled with every type of food that he could eat from.
was foolish. Do you know what? So can Allah they added to that something more Not only did they say what's wrong with this man he is actually eating he's walking in the market is supposed to have an angel is supposed to have treasure he's supposed to have the garden they added to say what
the wrongdoers from among them said you
Following a man who is possessed, that was
the comfort that I derived from this isn't the answer that Allah gave those people.
You go back to Surah Surah. And you go back to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah verses where he tells us very clearly couldn't
tell them Glory be to my Lord.
I am only but a human being who has said to you, I'm a human being. So don't come to me and tell me you're supposed to have this. You're supposed to have that. My brothers and sisters, we have a two way problem today.
When you see the mom of MSG, driving a beautiful vehicle, what happens? It's like something is wrong. How can the mom driver Pajero? how he's an imagination driver.
That's how it should be. This is the concept from a long time back. The caveman is supposed to be a poor man. Look at all the other religions that are wealthy, those who preach the faith. But in Islam, Allah Subhana Allah, Allah says, if you are really you want to dedicate your life for Allah. People will talk about you the same way. They spoke about Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, they will tell you this man is a madman. Maybe he's after this. You look at him. He's driving a good car. He's eating this eating that he shouldn't be going to the market, you find a chef who has a business that's doing well. And he spends the first million US dollars, then we'll say he's a chef. Is he
really a chef at the snap? So Pamela, why? Because he's learning let's change that ideology. Because a lot tells you they accused him of the same thing whenever he did. You said Why are you eating whenever he went to the market? Why are you in the month What's wrong? I'm a human I need to and I need to learn how much Allah make the whole ama from amongst the wealthiest in spirituality and also in material wealth. I mean
Mashallah, that was a good I mean, but remember, it's not enough to say I mean, you need to look in your pocket and donate to the masjid. Tonight check the boxes out there. For this message. We must make sure we take out and give something I always tell people will love it my brothers. What is the value of your salon?
in dollars? Can you put them in?
No. If I told you there are five salon de and each salon is worth a certain number of dollars, what do you say give me a finger. We cannot give a finger. I want to tell you give $1 for every salon that you read in the machine for using the facility that was
$1 for every dollar if I made that machine I'm going to give them five because I came in electricity bill water bill this bill that bill the guards the people the gardens, the lights that the maintenance whatever else the salaries everything who is going to pay that Muslims think that we are waiting for one wishes we all must be proud to contribute towards the house of Allah my money better than going anywhere else first it must go to the house of Allah Subhana Allah if you are not prepared to give $1 for every Salah which is cheap, because you are using the carpet wear and tear, wear and tear. You're using the carpet in the facility. If you are not prepared to give $1 for Salah
I challenge you to give $1 a day for the masjid where you are in the sauna.
Are we ready to do that?
Are we ready to do that?
You know, in Sharla sometimes in ministry.
People say Sharla that means I need to drink at the end of the month Balaji my brothers and sisters what I want to say do something no matter what it is give give to the house. Don't underestimate they might not come to you to ask you but you do no matter what it is put it in the box I'm sure there have to be some form of a box some form of a donation because this is the house of Allah. No one person can claim ownership it is owned by Allah. So you must be honored to be spending every ounce of Allah you can say between you and America, I put my money here, I put my money then I put my money. These are your houses your love in Africa, give me a house too. So we are thinking in the
positive way. Let's stop thinking negative of the religious aspect of our lives.
Look at the other face. I swear by Allah and I'm not saying it because I want to degrade us. No. I want to show you there are others who give 10% of their entire salary
Straight to the priest. Do you know that and they don't ask me what can you do with it? What do you need to do with it? That's it. We are not asking for that. All we are saying is you know the expenses of the masjid Subhana Allah, Masha Allah May Allah bless those who put this Masjid up granted gentlemen to fill those anyone who is contributing as well to any of the houses of Allah across the globe May Allah give the gentleman
so this is what we learn when we say the co founder of gracious to pick on Mohammed Salah Salah because they didn't want to hear the truth. They didn't want to hear So what happened? They fell into several categories Listen carefully, Abubakar city for the lawn Whoa, why did he accept Islam? First, what is the reason? The reason is obviously after the guidance of Allah, Allah has a choice and the most demanding degree can be but the reason is, he had good company from when he was young. He was in the company and friendship of a very good man known as a surgeon. I mean, so then friendship helped him with the truth game. He followed the truth. How many of us have good friends?
How many of us can be good friends, because there are two things to be in good company and to be good company to different things. Tell yourself and promise yourself today it's Ramadan, we have already hit the second half of Ramadan, we are moving down the hill to Kerala promise Allah that you will become better company and you will be in better company because the company is what will make you operating. Why did Abu Jamal never accept the message he had bad company? That's one of the reasons. sama speaks about being unsuitable for con.
the wrongdoer on the Day of Judgment is going to bite his hands out of regrets, Oh, I should have followed the path of that message and we heard the message, but we did not follow. Do you know that on jahannam? They will be the gatekeepers of jahannam they will be surprised by the people who will be coming into gentlemen big big groups and they will say
Well, God had
Come to me come.
Those angels will say
to you, reminding you that there is going to be one day when you are going to be giving your accounts to Allah did anyone come to you warning you about this day and the disbelievers the wrongdoers in the sinful. They will say
yes, they came, they came by too late. So let's change now my brothers, my sisters, I always say there is that one thing you need to quit because it is simple from your life. You know what it is? Today. Today is the day it's Ramadan. We are heading towards the last tip. You understand when you have a football match? The most exciting part is in the end, because you don't know which way the ball is ready to go. Who's going to score the goal? Am I right? Especially when it goes into overtime. Once what all the supporters do, they are in a frenzy when the moon is not cited and there is one more day of Ramadan it is over time he must be more excited. And let's see one more goal you
can score against a pan
so Panama even if the score is five zero, you are winning. But you can score 10 zero you will break a world record
when when the team has five zero do they stop and say okay guys, let's end the match. It's over. We had one No, they continue again and again and they are still as excited because there's something they never mean. Should I say the opposition in football. But my brothers and sisters, I want to tell you resolutions need to be made the consumer are better at making new year's resolutions than we are at making Ramadan resolutions. They take them seriously they write them down. They follow them bit by bit. We cannot even quit smoking. It's a fact.
So kind of love and stop looking at me as though you don't know what I'm talking about.
Not Bless you. Bless you. May Allah grant you good listen to all of us, Tammy. So my brothers and sisters sewable warns us it tells us look when you have bad company you will regret it.
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I wish that I did not have that particular friend, because he led me astray after the remainder came to me. He led me astray. who led you astray, my friend?
Was he a friend?
and asked me?
I do in
those who were close to each other very good friends, we call them bosom buddies, inseparable in this world, they will be enemies of the Day of Judgment except those who were conscious of Allah. When your friend reminds you to do good, and to stay away from bad, he is a true friend. She is a true friend shavon comes to us today, when someone tells us to quit bad. He makes us feel bad. So we don't want that friend anymore. We don't want to go in the company Why? That man is going to just tell me this and that I don't like it. Why don't you like it?
It was alarm sent him to you to remind you be careful on the Day of Judgment. We are going to ask you we sent a messenger to you did you love this and you will say who was an American? Didn't that men come and read to you one day? Didn't that woman are telling you x y and Zed one day we sent them to tell him it was not a mistake. So this is it. My brothers and sisters, we need to understand the Quran is a gift. Let us develop our company when you have good friends, will it it will it will be easy for you to read Salah imagine I am with people if I am weak regarding my Salah, but all my friends are strong when the type of Salah comes. Am I going to say guys you carry on? I'm going to
sit back No, I will make sure I fulfill the sunlight becomes so easy. But if I was friends who are not interested in Salah, it's going to be really tough for me to tell them that you know what brings me to Salah let's go to Salah you crazy. Are you crazy when you have people who dress well, when you have friends who dress appropriately, it's easy for you to dress appropriately, you will feel out of place if you have not dressed properly. But when everyone dresses inappropriately, and you are one of them, how are you going to manage to dress properly now make it easy. latinum does goodness. Now certain forgotten ends in a beautiful way. I don't think I'm going to get the chance to continue
into Ashihara and a number but there are beautiful stories that Amanda Charla will help you with it.
Similar to Sha, Allah towards the end describes the real people whom he loves, and who love him.
He calls them a man, the worshipers
of a Russian man he didn't say the worship was Allah, he used the name, another name of his. Now in Islam, you are allowed to use Allah or any of his names when you are calling out to him or referring to him. You don't have to use the name. Allah alone.
You can say, Man, the evidence of it is in the Quran. In many places, one of them is at the end of surah. Allah says, Good
You call out using the word, man? Oh Allah, either What do you use?
You can say the Most Merciful. So Allah says about the rough man, the worshipers of the Most Merciful that alone is a gift for us. When you say Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah, you are already in worship and of the Most Merciful. Every one of us is searching for the mercy of Allah.
You need to know He is the Most Merciful. When we say Yeah, come on Allah me. You know what he means? It means all most merciful from among those who have mercy. Wow.
Your mother has mercy. Your father has mercy. Everyone else has mercy. So many people have mercy, saying you call me using a name or you who is most merciful for all those who have mercy. Smile, my brothers and sisters smile, there is hope in the mercy of America. Be happy,
be happy but you need to try. There's no way that a believer can say I want the mercy of Allah that we are sitting in the nightclubs and we are sitting in the pubs in the clubs. I want the mercy of Allah I heard chef saying his most merciful low Akuma you cannot do that. That is defying Allah.
The good news that we have all of us who are here.
When we sit,
none of us are singing out of defiance
of Allah. We're not defining, we're sending out of human weakness. When you commit a sin. Do you do the defiance by saying, Oh Allah, you made alcohol. However, I want to show you that it's not Haram, I'm going to treat it. Nobody who believes will ever say that. Why? Because you have belief in your heart. It's a sign of the man. When you commit a sin. It is because you are weak as a human. Allah knows that you are not defining. You don't want to fight with Allah. But as weakness. You need to tell Allah Subhana Allah, Allah, Allah forgive me, I did wrong. I'm going to try my best to be strong. So Allah says about the right man.
The first quality they have, they walk with humility, as their character and conduct is beautiful. I invite you, my brothers, my sisters, to beautify your character when you walk, walk with respect, work with beauty, work with kindness and humility. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive our shortcomings.
When it speaks to you, someone swears to you someone says something derogatory to you, someone has laughed and scoffed at you. You don't waste your time engaging them because they are foolish. When they are foolish, it does increase and you walk away peace and you walk away. If you don't take these you will have to be involved in pieces.
Just you say Peace Center and you go away. If you start talking, you will be engaged in something that distracts you from Allah. Sometimes people don't want to know what's right and wrong. They just want to attack. If that is the case, please walk away.
the two believers, those who are worshippers of Allah, they spent the night frustrating and standing for law. I asked you my brothers and sisters, how many of us spend one night in the month
Is it too much? One making them an hour. Okay. Why don't we maintain the year?
How many of us have taken out one night in the year outside of Ramadan? And we spend it for Allah? Is it difficult? Well, I I give you that example again. If it was Football World Cup, we would watch it. We would put our clocks, we would make sure we know where to get the score tomorrow morning. We want to see it happening.
But we will not worship Allah for 90 minutes. If the Imam reads a little bit slow. Some of them are static. They will complain worship I hear. I was very, very happy with the recitation it was smooth. mela accepted from our father who are here today.
People get angry when a man takes a few more minutes, but they are ready to spend 90 minutes not for one match. So maybe we are not saying don't do that. But we are saying ask yourself Who are you? Where does your allegiance lie first?
May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us so that's a quality and qualities you think about do you think about calling out to Allah I want to invite you to something you see at the time of support. It is the time of the hygiene and it is the time where Allah Subhana Allah to Allah has come to the lowest ever calling out Halloween.
Allah, Allah is asking anyone who wants something asking me I can give them anyone seeking forgiveness, I can forgive them. But what are we busy doing at that time nowadays in Alibaba?
We are everywhere worried about how many minutes you may obtain? Let me quickly finish this. My brothers and sisters it's a pleasant time. It's good to meet Yes. But think about making a dua to Allah say, you should your spirituality must make you realize the core of Allah who is asking forgiveness. I will forgive him. You say I am asking forgiveness. Forgive me.
Say that. See how you handle extend goosebumps because you know your kin Yaki that Allah is calling it now. And now he's calling.
He's calling. So from now on when you get there, first of all, start making module to us. All you have to ask while you're eating, make a Growler bless me or give me or help me or my help my neighbor or my enemies have in his heart Yama these are good to ask Mashallah.
This is something it's called. spending your night in the battle
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Those who say Oh Allah cinema so califia there are many qualities another quality those who when they spend, they don't waste they are not extravagant and they are not miserly. Sometimes we heard so much but our wives are complaining this man is stingy.
He doesn't even spend on us. So what are you collecting for some kind of law? What are you collecting? If you're not going to spend on your own children and family members, who have you amassing wealth for Come on, so Panama strain, Allah gave me the spin up la la. Spanos, son of Adam and you shall receive more it will be spent on you. You want from Allah give you want, give Subhan Allah.
Not easy, right?
People are thinking, what will happen to my capital is going to go down and not worry, Allah will bless you. Allah is the owner of sustenance, he is watching your intention, he will give you give a lot of giving.
Then Allah subhana wa Jalla says, Those who do not commit adultery, they do not commit murder, they do not engage in false witness. All these are qualities of those that Allah makes mention of it sort of it from time
Allah makes mention of these qualities.
And then Allah subhana wa Jalla says, Those who are concerned about the project need to come not just themselves. I am living a life. I need to be worried about my children and my offspring. We can depend on him Allah is Allah do what
Many like, oh, Allah, myself is marrying myself and my son make the two of us submitters who should be made, make the two of us submitted unto you. But he didn't stop them.
Sometimes she will help me help my children. Listen to what it says. Well,
Allah from my project, that is going to come the generations that are going to come keep an eye on the D from them.
He was worried about those to come later down. But he used to make half of it. Oh Allah, bless my office way up to piano listening. God bless. Don't underestimate them to our as a result, Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah blessed Ibrahim alayhis salam, in what way in a way that all the prophets who came after him were from his family,
from his family,
pleased with us, if we are going to try our best to earn the pleasure of Allah, we will definitely earn a special place in Japan, because Allah,
He is the most generous and he has the gentleman, he is looking for any excuse to give it to you. any excuse to give it to you. Give him the excuse. In the same way, when we sit, we want to do it in private, we don't want anyone to know when you do good deeds have a few of these good deeds. No one knows. You know, Allah knows. So.
There is a secret between you and a man, which is a good one. Not a bad one. Many of us have bad things, all of us we are embarrassed about some of the things we've done in our lives. Now forgive us. We wouldn't like the whole world to know what we've done. Why don't we compensate with the Toba? We save a lot I have done this and this and this only for you Even my wife does not know. Be careful. Don't think
she might say what you mean. I don't know. Anyway, I think our wives are good. We are talking about others who have already gone away.
I have to say that because I need to worry about myself.
My brothers and sisters will lie he says
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those who develop these qualities they will have
a special place in general very high, elevated, lofty, they will have a lot of fun because of the suffering that they endured on Earth. So to get gentlemen you need supper, gentlemen will come with patience and forbearance and in your arms. That is gentlemen
Allah says they will receive lots of beautiful greetings and congratulations May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who are received by the angels and those who are those that are not lesser be one of us have done us forgiveness. I want you to repeat Allahumma inaka one
Allahu Medina Taku to
me yeah that
was Allah subhanho wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah He will be happy to panic alohomora behind