Channel: Mufti Menk
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu lillahi wa sallahu wa salam o Baraka Allah Milena ba ba de who Allah Allah he was having a Jemaine Allahumma inaka hoon to hit Bala for five one Allahumma inaka hoon to hit Buddha for five for a lot of them in a boon to Ebola 451 we commence In the name of Allah Subhana Allah, Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala upon all conditions we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his companions, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless them, to bless his household to bless every one of us to grant us goodness to bless our offspring those to come up to the end May Allah subhanho wa
Taala keep us all steadfast. I mean, my brothers and sisters tonight being one of the first of the odd nights from the last 10 nights of the month of Ramadan, it is important for us to call out to Allah subhanho wa Taala with the dua that we commenced this beautiful session with. And that is, Oh Allah, you are most forgiving, you love to forgive, so forgive us. Don't underestimate the value of a prayer.
during any one of these last night's keep repeating it through the night, even if you happen to recline, even if you happen to sleep for a while. What you need to know what I need to know, we cannot afford to forego we cannot afford to leave out the nights that are from tonight onwards not to say the previous nights were not important. But these nights are extremely important. We don't want to miss even a single one. For indeed, if we were to make that if we were to engage in the vicar of Allah, if we were to spend just one of these nights
completely in the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Who knows that might just be our agenda. That might just be total and absolute forgiveness. We read surah a such depth yesterday, and I want to pick up a point from that particular surah It is named after the such thing which means the prostration. And in that surah the highlight is actually the the highlight is the prostration that the believers make. And a lot describes them by saying that that Java Judo boom,
Their sides forsake their beddings their sides, forsake their biddings they caught out to Allah throughout the night, hoping in the mercy of Allah and fearful of the wrath and the anger of Allah subhanho wa Taala and they spend from that which Allah gives them notice the spending is always thrown in by Allah subhanho wa Taala. So the people who truly fear Allah, they have a quality where they have hope in Allah, they spend the nights in the worship of Allah very often. And they, together with the hope they have an element of fear, out of the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala they don't want to transgress they don't want Allah to be angry with them because they love Allah so
much, just like you and I, if we love someone so dearly, we would not like to hurt them or to make them feel sad in the case of a human being. In the case of Allah subhanho wa Taala we would not like to make him angry or upset. It is the love that should drive us to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. So the love would mean we fear to we fear to actually
spoil that relationship that we have with Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and we fear the punishment that Allah subhanho wa Taala has prepared and thereafter he says they spend which means they are concerned about other creatures of Allah, they spend on others they spend on family members. And remember spending Yes, primarily it is referring to the wealth that Allah gave you the sustenance that he gave you. But it also goes beyond that to your character. You spend your character upon someone, the Hadith speech of a smile being an act of charity, what is that its character, its conduct being spent because it is priceless. It is something very, very valuable, you cannot even
put a tag on it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us every form of goodness. So that is a quality that this surah is actually known for and it is repeated generally as per the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on a Friday in Salatin, federal, generally the suit is red, and it is a reminder for all of us. Come on once in a while, once in a while. Let's spend the entire night for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah May Allah strengthen myself and may He strengthen
Every one of us, I mean, we move on to Sudan
and inshallah to Allah subhanho wa Taala asks us and the believers from the time that the Quran was revealed going right up to the end of time to remember the favors upon you that were bestowed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. So one of these favors that Allah had bestowed upon the people at the time was that when the armies in large numbers and they had struck a huge Alliance, they came through to Madina, munawwara wanting to attack the Muslims and they were confident that we are going to destroy the Muslims. And Allah subhanho wa Taala inspired through the mutual consultation, the prophet peace be upon him and his companions to dig a trench around the parts of Medina where it was possible for
horses to cross or for people to cross and the trench was a large trench. When the kuffaar arrived, the enemy arrived. They were stunned. They were shocked, they had not known of this tactic before when they saw it. So hon Allah, they were unable to enter Madina, munawwara to fight the Muslims. And they decided, well, we are going to camp here after some time, you know, these people will probably lower their guard and we will be able to go in Allah subhanho wa Taala. Remember when he is with you, nobody can harm you. They can come hundreds of 1000s and millions if Allah is with you, nothing can happen. So panela my brothers and sisters, do you know that Allah sent the wind and
Allah centerstone and Allah subhanahu wa taala caused them to be destroyed and to run away because of the weather, the conditions of the weather, and this is why Allah speaks about the weather and various other creatures of his such as the clouds and and the the lightning and so on. And he calls them his army, part of the army of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He uses those he can use it for merciful purposes, and he can use it for punishment. This is why when it's raining, we are taught to make Allahu Masai but naffaa Allah let this be beneficial reign over Allah, let him not be rain of destruction, let it be rain that will bring about your mercy and so on. That's just one example. So
in this case, Allah says, Yeah, la Vina man oh you who believe with koroni Allah Allah can remember the favors of Allah upon you is
What do you
remember when the Alliance's when the entire army the Allies had come forth?
And Allah says, we sinned against them, the wind, just the wind, and we sent against them an army that you could not see.
What's that army, the angels. My brothers and sisters right now we are in the house of Allah. They are angels present here without a doubt, Allahu Akbar. Without a doubt, this is the house of Allah. They are angels present here. When we gather in order to remember Allah and to gain closeness to Allah. The angels encircle us to ensure we are not harmed. So hannula the angels encircle us, they make do our for us, they call out to Allah for our forgiveness. So we should understand as believers, we definitely know that one of the pillars of Eman is that we believe in all the angels the fact that they exist, and the fact that Allah uses them to this day, as He wills and wishes he
instructs them and they don't go against his instruction. So have hope in Allah. When we I'm in trouble when you are in trouble. If you have faith in Allah, He will send even the angels to guard you to protect you to open your doors, you won't know what happened. But Allah knows. People say that was a miracle. So panela at least they're acknowledging it was nothing to do with them. It was Allah, how many of us have witnessed things in our lives where we don't know how it happened? Well, Allah knows. He didn't. So panela he wants to see, will you acknowledge that it's his power. He used an army that you couldn't see whether it was angels or anything else. May Allah subhanho wa Taala
grant us the ability to reason the ability to think about this. The reason I say this is that verse is saying, Oh, you who believe. Remember that? Think about it, go back and ponder over it. That's what we're doing.
Although it wasn't you and I directly, but we believe those were our brothers. They were the founders of this deal. They fought in order for it to get to us today. So we are seated here because the Battle of better took place and they were people prepared to lose their lives so that Islam came to you and I may Allah bless them. May Allah grant them goodness, the minimum we can do
is at least follow the face.
At least follow the dean they gave their lives for it. They gave their lives for it, not just once, many occasions many of them lost their lives. And what we do, we busy thinking whether I want to read Salatin or not or not, but they gave their lives today it came to you. How can we think about that and pondering over whether I should sin or not? Are all the Billa they died so that the DM could come to you and I and Allah says all believers Think about it. We favor with you. We favored you by sending you people to protect you and the deen the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is reported to have said on the day of better, Oh Allah, you see, we hear a 313 save us if you'd like to be
worshipped on Earth, they were saved.
By Allah grant us goodness. So this is the surah that is at the beginning. Later on Allah says, Lakota, Ghana Allah configure assumed in
Hashanah, Lima Can I have
a woman with a canon law?
Those who have hope in the meeting with Allah, do you want to meet with Allah, those who have hope in the last day, they have hoping the goodness that will come out of that last day because they are trying remember yesterday we spoke about the trial because they are trying they have hope. If you have hoping the meeting with Allah, you want to meet with your maker. Well then Allah says you know what you need to do. You need to follow the example of the Prophet peace be upon him, try and learn his entire life and emulate. He went through so much of difficulty and hardship it did not make him weaker in faith. Instead, it made him stronger in faith. It made him more powerful in his
conviction. He was upon the highest possible level. But he went even higher when it came to his difficulties. He was more convinced in the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And Allah says, remember Allah a lot. remember Allah a lot in another verse we heard tonight. Yeah, are you
are you who believe remember? The first one said, Oh, you who believe remember when we helped you? The second one says, Oh, you who believe remember, remember what? guru law the Quran kathira remember Allah a lot, a lot. the remembrance of Allah commences with the Quran. It's the greatest of the remembrance of Allah. You want to remember Allah you must read the Quran, learn it, understand it, put it into practice conveyed to others, that is the highest possible form of the remembrance of Allah. Allah Vickery. chilla, was the best remembrance you can ever have is the Quran. Why? Because it's the word of Allah. It is spoken by Allah, your maker and mine. When we read these words, it's
they are not yours and my words, and this is why when an error happens in Salah, it is an honor to be corrected. It is an absolute pleasure and then honor when someone from the back who knows what has happened, and there is an error yelling out at the top of the voices, you've made a mistake while law he I swear by Allah, it is such a great honor because it is not my word. It is the word of Allah. If it were mine, I could have tampered, if it is the word of Allah, there is no temporary committed permissible. Therefore, Allah says clearly remember a lot a lot, what will it do to you, it will refine you, it will fine tune you. You will understand that you need to develop this link.
It will make you a better person. It will bring you closer to the hereafter it will make you yearn to meeting with Allah. And do you know what the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says,
when I have balika Allah, Allah
whoever loves to meet Allah, Allah loves to meet him. Do you want to meet a law? Guess what Allah wants to meet you to?
Subhan Allah, imagine I want to meet Allah and then I find out Allah has been waiting to meet me, Allahu Akbar. That's what the Hadith says. You love to meet Allah. Allah loves to meet you. But I can tell you the bottom line is when we do good, and we continue doing good. We start thinking to ourselves, Oh Allah, Oh Allah, it would be such a lovely day when I met you. But when we do bad and when we are evil, let's be honest. We don't even want to die. We don't even want to come and meet a religious person, let alone meeting Allah subhanho wa Taala. May Allah help us this is why Allah says oh you who believe. remember Allah a lot. And the thicker continues to even the test be had
anything to do with the deen is the dhikr of Allah. Just like civilian law, the path of Allah is anything to do with the struggle to become a better person closer to Allah. The same would apply when it comes to the words licola anything that would be mentioned that would draw you closer to Allah is the dhikr of Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah subhanahu wa taala help
As to understand this great gift and that's why once your tongue is absolutely within what Allah says in terms of Vicar, it will be known as studied, studied, meaning straight. This man's tongue is placed, a man whose tongue is moist with the vicar of Allah and the remembrance of Allah. He's not going to lie, he's not going to deceive, he's not going to cheat. He's not going to utter hurtful words, whether it's against his family or those who work for him, or those who are around him or those who are lower than him or higher. He's not going to say bad words, backbiting, deception, nothing because he doesn't want to waste that time and the movement of it in anything that is
outside of the pleasure of Allah. So Allah ends that particular Surah Surah Al Azhar by saying oh you who believe there's a reminder for you What is it? Yeah, yo Han Latina mano de con la ku con la. Sadie.
Oh you who believe be conscious of Allah and only after that which is that which is upright, free from falsehood from deception, from hurtful words, from vulgar words from anything abusive, and the list goes on. You know, what is wrong speech? You know it, I know it.
And Allah says, if you are conscious of what you say, and what you utter, we love the fact that you use your tongue correctly so much that all your other deeds will make them good for you and we will accept them from You. You.
Allah, Allah come while Villa condo no back home, two things we are going to do for you as a favor. When you watch your tongue. We will make your deeds good. We will make your deeds pure, which means whatever deeds you've done, we are going to make them acceptable because you were worried about your tongue, tongue.
And Allah says you have a few
little sins you might have committed, we will just wipe them out because you are trying very hard with your tongue. That's why the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam says, My yoke malema, he, he
whoever guarantees me the correct use of what is between the cheeks meaning the tongue and the correct use of what is between the thighs meaning the private parts, I guarantee him paradise done. I guarantee him paradise. When the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was asked, which is the deed that will make people into Jannah. He says, two deeds, the piety the consciousness of Allah number one and good character number two, the Sahaba then asked what about jahannam which deeds would have made people go into Hellfire? He says, nevermind deeds, they are organs.
Subhan Allah, Allah from
the mouth and the private paths. For those two people will be burning. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah protect us. That's why I spent a moment speaking about the tongue, the dhikr of Allah, the fact that is suited to the hands of Allah tells us in so many different ways to watch out what we say.
In one place, he says remember Allah often and in the other one he says, say that which is straight when you say that which is straight and you remember Allah often we're going to make you beautiful people, beautiful people, brothers and sisters, I have a request. The request is from today, this great night of Ramadan, the 21st May Allah forgive us, let us promise that we will utter beautiful words to our family members, starting with our family members from today for the rest of our lives. Only beautiful words. It's not impossible. Even if you have something negative you want to correct someone there is a method don't break their heart. Don't swear Don't be abusive. Say it in a lovely
way. Come on, you can do it just like you would like when someone corrects you that they use good words you need to also utilize beautiful words. It is a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is why Allah Subhana Allah Allah Allah has blessed us. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says that as for the believers, as for those who are conscious, he will grant them forgiveness, and he will grant them genital for those. I want to mention a point or two of the next Surah Surah. Saba
Saba is Shiva which is in Yemen. It is a place so this surah is named after a place why that place Allah blessed them with beautiful gardens Allah gave them crop and produce and such beauty that for as far as the eye could see, it was absolutely amazing on either side, Allah says we gave them gardens and we told him one thing we only told him be thankful.
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be thankful to he who gave you such a beautiful place of dwelling and he is indeed a lord who is forgiving. Be thankful. Allah said you know what they did?
Because they were drowning in the goodness that Allah bestowed upon them. They turned away from Allah they renamed they went out of the worship of Allah. Allah says
one word, Allah says they turned away they didn't listen to us. So what did we do for our son Allah in Salem, Oregon. Now homie Jonathan Jonathan either water cooling some washing machine him in Sydney in Cali so many things Allah says we sent them a storm and a flood and we replaced their good gardens with that which was totally destroyed. Every fruit that came out of there was inedible with they could not eat it every flower, anything that happened it was burnt and destroyed. It was gone. And Allah says we took it away from them completely. We turned it totally upside down. As a result of what in gratitude, in gratitude. Brothers and sisters when Allah gave you and he gave me whatever
he gave us, let's be grateful. gratitude to Allah is actually by trying our best to be the best possible Muslim.
That's all. Then we are showing gratitude to Allah. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us goodness aku Cody hada or sal Allahu wa salam o Baraka, Nabina Muhammad Subhan, Allah Subhana Allah home will be handed a shadow Allah, Allah Allah