Channel: Mufti Menk
Why miss out if you don’t know Arabic? Here is an explanation of what the Imaam often says in the Friday Khutbah or Sermon.
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happy here Jemaine we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala. We send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household, his companions, we ask Allah to bless them and to bless every one of us to grant us ease, to grant us goodness and to grant us the best of this world and the next. I mean, my beloved brothers and sisters 99% of those who attend the Juma in this country do not understand the Arabic language. So if we look at this Masjid, perhaps we might find five or 10 people who understand Arabic, the rest of us don't know the Arabic language. For this
reason, we miss out on a lot of goodness, many times we hear the beginning where the Imam commences his lecture. We don't even know what that means. I started my lecture today in a specific way, but the good thing is, I translated it immediately after saying the Arabic. However, many times when the Imam gets up on the mimbar, many of us don't even know what he says, I want to spend the next few minutes inshallah explaining to you some of these beautiful words that are said almost every week that we sometimes don't realize the impact of, we don't realize the power of these are beautiful, powerful words. And they really are full of meaning. But sometimes, like I said, because we don't
know the language we lose out on it. You hear the Imam every week in La Jolla, mono Belladonna, Santa, anyone.
carry one, buddy, when you hear that? I think with a lot of us, we get a little bit happy to say at least now he's finishing. We know that it's near the end of the court, but we say Oh, finally you know, we're about to start the Salah. But we don't realize these are powerful verses. Omar Abdullah Abdullah Aziz Rahim Allah who was one of the believers, It is reported that he was the one who repeated these words and from then it came down all the way to us that Indeed, Allah subhanho wa Taala instructs you, he or the zoo, to uphold justice, and to make sure that you uphold and you fulfill the value of kindness. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has instructed you to look out for your
families, your relatives, before everybody else to fulfill the rights and the duties of your family members. It might not be easy, that's why Allah stresses it. You know, in the families, there will always be a small squabble here and there, especially when they become extended families. Allah tells us to make an effort to try and resolve these matters. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala discourages us from something he says, Allah prohibits. This is a verse of the Quran. And in fact, he prohibits immorality, anything that is immoral, Allah says, stay away from it, whether it is immoral behavior, immoral words, immoral, dressing, etc, immoral in any way. Allah says stay away
from it fascia, when monkey, anything that is evil, anything that is wrong, anything that is unacceptable, stay away from it. And Allah subhanho wa Taala caps that verse by saying and bury anything that is transgression, crossing the limit, going beyond the lines going beyond the barriers, all of that is prohibited. What a beautiful verse. But more interesting is the beginning of the football that we hear every single Friday, I'm going to use the simplest wording that is perhaps the most common. The Imam starts off by saying Alhamdulillah we hear that right? Sometimes he says in Alhamdulillah, they have similar meaning it is declaring the praise of Allah, all praises
due to Allah. That's how the lecture starts. as Muslims, we start off in the name of Allah and we remind people that All praise is due to Allah. Look at the goodness in your life. Praise Allah. Don't say for a moment that Allah has abandoned me, he forgot me. You've got eyes, you've got a nose, you've got ears, you've got lips, you've got tongue, you've got teeth, you've got everything else, Mashallah Baraka Allah. So you might not have certain things you want to have, but you've got many things that you've taken for granted. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us. Remember, on the day of judgment, the caller will call Amen levena kanaya Medina, ALLAH hafiz Salah Eva Bella. We are
those who used to praise Allah
good times and in difficult times, let's be from amongst them. So Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah Hina muda. Who, what does the nama do who mean? It's a repetition reconfirmation
of the praise to say we praise Allah indeed, All praise belongs to Allah, we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala. No matter what condition we're in, there is always hope, no matter who wants to start a new home, and we seek his help.
We seek the help of Allah. Allah has kept my life and your life such that you have to need some form of help during your life. It's impossible for a person to say, I don't need help at all, you will need help because Allah has made you that way. When you were born, you needed the help of someone to actually change your diapers or nappies, or to look after you to clean you to feed you, etc. And as you grow older, you still need someone. But that does not mean that it is Allah who abandoned you. Allah created people around you to fulfill those needs, be appreciative, appreciate those around you Subhana Allah, may Allah grant us that so we seek the help of Allah and Allah sends his help at
times, through the assistance of someone whom Allah made it easy for to help you. For example, a man is stuck on an island, all alone.
Some of us might like to be there Mashallah. A man is stuck on an island all alone, no stress whatsoever. But this one worry who's going to save me here. So when he starts getting hungry and thirsty, and he realizes I can't drink the salty water, and I can't really do much, and there's not much here, he has to call out to Allah for help. When he says, oh, Allah helped me or Allah helped me. Suddenly he sees a helicopter and he starts waving his hands Subhana Allah, and he waves them frantically trying to draw the attention of those in the helicopter and he draws their attention. And somehow when they come down, and he asks them, I need some water, I need some food and so on.
And they say, No, we're here to take you away. We're here to save you. And if he were to say, No, no, no, I'm waiting for the help of Allah. I asked a lot to help me not you guys, you guys. It's okay. That is foolish. Allah sent them in order to help Subhana Allah to see this. Allah sent let me know that to help. So if you're kind to people, if you're good with others, if you actually have good behavior, good conduct, if you're upright, we will be able to assist each other Allah says in the Quran, while
Don't forget. Don't forget the virtue amongst yourselves, between you the virtue that Allah has instilled, be virtuous to one another, be kind, fulfill each other's rights and inshallah you will lead a happy life. But ultimately, we seek the help of Allah, a Cana Buddha, canister, Dairy Queen, in Surah Fatiha Allah declares, and he's instructing us to say, You alone, we worship or Allah, and you alone, we seek the help of our law, I promise you, even if you want someone to pass you the ketchup from the other side of the table, it is Allah who will give them the power to do it. If he wants, he can cause them paralysis almost instantly, and they won't be able to do it. You see the
blessing of Allah. So while I tell you, my brother, please pass me the ketchup from that side of the table. I need to know the ultimate giver of the power and the energy to do that is Allah what was the sin of our own? He says, Allah in od to Allah mean
the everything he had in terms of material wealth, and he had a lot, a lot more than all of us put together. Allah says we gave him so much. But his sin was he said, Hey, this is because of me and my brain, he forgot who gave him the brain, he forgot who gave him the ability to do the deal, who put him in the right place at the right time. If you look at some of the wealthiest people, some of them are not educated, they haven't even been to school past a certain level that we would consider so low. Some of us wouldn't want our daughters to get married to such people had we know had we not known early, earlier Subhanallah and it's factual. Nowadays when your daughter wants to get married
people say does he have a degree is he a doctor, a lawyer, an accountant, etc, etc. While we do know that it's good to look out for your children, he will not be the happiest and most successful people being a doctor or a lawyer or an accountant. Yes, it is a bonus. But it does not necessarily mean that there is an ingredient of happiness. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to make the best decisions not just for ourselves, but even for our children. I mean, yes, it is very important. I see some of my friends
Sitting here who are doctors and accountants Masha Allah, Allah He will love you. There's absolutely no doubt you are an asset to our community. The point being made is on a totally different level. And by the way, all of you that I know are probably married Mashallah beautifully with children. May Allah bless you and all of us. I mean, the point being raised, it's Allah who guides Allah who gives, I was saying some of the wealthiest people are not educated and wealth also does not depict happiness and contentment. There are some wealthy people who are ruthless, brutal, they have no character, no scruples, no conduct, they would treat your daughter worse than a slave. She'd
probably be suicidal. They're the only thing the guy has his money, nothing else. What a poor person, Allahu Akbar. What a poor person. I'd rather someone who has less of the wealth, but they have a great wealth of character conduct and the deen Allah says either a documentary, Donna de novo wahoo Luca who has a widow, he didn't say mentor Davina malabu, he said, if someone comes to you and their level of detail is good, their level of character is good. Then let them get married to your children. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us. But going back to this point that we were saying, Mister, he knew at the beginning of the lecture, we always hear no matter who want to start
a new home, we seek the help of Allah, we seek his help. We ask Allah always and we know whatever we have is ultimately from Allah. That's what we're saying. That's the you know, when a stone Pharaoh who and we seek the forgiveness of Allah, my brothers and sisters, many of us are guilty, myself included, we don't seek the forgiveness of Allah enough. We commit sin sometimes without knowing where we live in environments where minus sins are committed without even us realizing that we've committed a sin. May Allah subhanho wa Taala, forgive us for the sins we know for the sins we don't know for the minor for the major, the ones that were committed in public and those that were
committed in private. I mean, my brothers and sisters seek the forgiveness of Allah can I tell you why? It is the heaviest ticket that you have to paradise? It is the most powerful ticket that you have to paradise as a movement as a believer. So you believe in Allah, yes.
You will go to Jelena by the will of Allah. But if you really want to get there soon and quick in a way that you don't struggle in Hellfire, you need to seek the forgiveness of Allah. Do you really want to go to Jenna have hope in the mercy of Allah seek the forgiveness of Allah pordenone arriba de la Vina.
fullsteam la takanobu
in La Jolla.
Me in Abu Rami, Mohammed salatu salam is instructed to tell the worshipers of Allah. Don't ever lose hope in the mercy of Allah seek His forgiveness, he will forgive all your sins, all the sins. If you seek forgiveness Allah will even forgive Sheikh Allah will even forgive association of partnership with him if you seek the forgiveness. When Allah says he doesn't forgive, shear or association of partnership, he's only talking about those who died without repentance. That's who he's talking about. But if you're alive, you seek forgiveness from any sin Allah will forgive you.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam did not need to seek forgiveness, but he sought forgiveness up to 100 times a day. Can istockphoto la axotomy Sabina Mara, me at Mr. Ratan video. Meanwhile, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to seek the forgiveness of Allah, up to 100 times a day more than 70 times a day. Did he needed the answer was allowed. No, he didn't need it. He what sins did he have? salallahu alayhi wasallam but the idea the lesson was for you and I to learn Subhanallah How many times do I say Aston Villa? Thinking about what I've said? It's easy to say stuff lots of lots of lots of laughter Salah or whenever without knowing what you're saying. Like I said 99% of those who
attend the Juma in this country do not speak the Arabic language so they don't even know what is being said in the hotbar they have no idea no clue. We say when a stone Pharaoh who we are seeking your forgiveness of Allah, they don't even know what you're talking about.
So it's important for us to go back and ponder these are powerful words. They were taught by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam so it's amazing how Allah subhanho wa Taala is reminding us that if the best of creation, sought the forgiveness of Allah 100 times how many are you doing? I promise you even I'm guilty. Like I said earlier, even I am guilty. Why should I lie? We all need to do better than what we are doing right now. May Allah forgive us when you say a stone federal law, it's humbleness, it's humility. I'm thinking about my sin. A stavroula Oh ALLAH forgive me. I've committed sins like I said, some we know some we can't. We don't even know. May Allah Subhana Allah
And a truly forgive us. I mean,
when I start euro who want me to be He, we believe in Allah that's another part of that hope but we will hear it Subhana Allah constantly Alhamdulillah Hina Meadow who want to study no one has the veto. Now you understand what we're saying, right? We're not mean OBE and we believe in him. We believe in Allah He is the maker, the nareesha that cherishes the Sustainer the provider, the protector, the cure, the one in whose hands lies, absolute control of every single aspect of existence. He is a law. He is my maker, the one whom I'm going to go back to the one whom I hope for his mercy Subhana Allah, one lady alpamayo ie, Ronnie kotti at d e Brahim Allah. He said, I'm saying
He is Allah, the One who grants me cure when I'm sick, the one who feeds me when I'm hungry, the one who guides me when I'm a stray, the one whom I am hoping for his mercy on the Day of Judgment. When I see him when I meet him when he is taking account of my deeds, I have hope in his mercy, that he will forgive my sin Subhan Allah, in our case, he will forgive our sins. May Allah subhanho wa Taala, forgive us have opened the mercy of Allah, He loves you. You are here in his house. It is an honor. If I were to come to your house, it shows a close relationship. If I can walk in and out of your house at any time, what does it show? I'm close to you. So Pinilla the houses of Allah when
Allah puts it in your heart to come to his house, and to enjoy the beautiful ambience, the spirituality, the feeling the prayer, Allah loves you. There's no doubt even though you might be going through hardship and difficulty, you're a human, you might commit a sin or two or more. It does not mean Allah does not love you. He's waiting for you so much so that when you seek forgiveness, Allah becomes so happy that the description is mentioned in a whole Hadith. That would be a whole topic of discussion one day, may Allah subhanho wa Taala be pleased with us seeking forgiveness, Allah knows that we sin, Allah knows that. May Allah subhanho wa Taala Have mercy on
us. We're not meant to be He, we believe in Allah. When Allah, Allah, Allah, He, this is very powerful. We lay our trust in Allah, my brothers and sisters, this means there will be uncertainty in your life.
You don't know whether you're going to be alive tomorrow, you have a small pain in the chest. And you think you're going to die of a heart attack leaving your children young. What do you do, you cannot become depressed. Allah is telling you look, although it's just a little bit of gas here, but we've actually made you feel like you're about to die so that you can think where am I going to go, but we're not our corralejo ally, lay my trust in you. I know I'm going to a good place. I know you're going to look after me at our colleague. So what if I die, my children will be looked after. Sometimes my wife might get a better husband than me. So Allah, Allah forgive us, I said something.
Sometimes my children might get a better father, although he might be a stepfather, he might look after them better than me or mother, or whoever else. May Allah forgive us. Don't worry, if your time is up, there is nothing that you can do to stop that, in Agia, la la de la,
When the fixed and prescribed time of Allah comes, there is nothing that will delay it, if only But you knew May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding. So my brothers and sisters, we must lay our trust in Allah, they will be uncertainty, they will be fear. We don't know what's happening, people have lost a lot of money in this country. Because of so many financial obstacles that are such in Zimbabwe. The financial situation requires you to explain to a person who wants to understand it from another country to talk to them for one week before they might get a small understanding of what's going on in the country. Otherwise, you come here and live for one week or
two weeks, and then you will see what's happening. So hon Allah, but you and I, people say how much is this? You say? What price rtgs ecocash. This thing that thing US dollar under the table over the table on the left or on the right, each one has a different rate. When people look at you what's going on one at our kalevala aka ilaha illAllah mean, we lay our trust in you Oh Allah, you are the Lord of the worlds you will take care of us. You will look after us. That doesn't mean don't use your brain. Do whatever Allah has given you in terms of capacity to protect yourself. You don't just jump into the fire and say at our colleague that's called tawakkol
Couldn't means to lay false trust in Allah. You did not tie your camel and you say, Allah will look after it. If it's written for my car to go, it will go, no kill her tomahto Allah Allah, you tie the camel and then you say, I did what Allah gave me in terms of capacity to do the rest of it is in the hands of Allah Subhana Allah now Allah will take care of it. And if it was lifted to go, it will go Don't be disappointed Allah knows what's better for you one at our kalevala he will now do billahi min surey and fusina Wow Subhana Allah
and we seek refuge in Allah. When Allah Himanshu, Rory and fusina from the evil of ourselves,
what is the evil of yourself? Sometimes our own neffs our soul calls us towards that which is wrong. We say Oh Allah protect us. Help us to control this. Yeah. levina mano
de la hija Allah come for Karna Oh, you who believe if you're conscious of Allah, He will give you the ability to distinguish the criterion, what your soul is telling you. And what you're supposed to be doing are two different things. Your heart calls you to one thing meaning your soul and your brain tells you another thing, what do you do? You do what pleases Allah? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the power and the strength to follow what we know is right
Subhana Allah, so we need to seek the protection in Allah from the bad of our own souls. And then you know what woman say Dr. Molina and we seek protection in Allah from the bad deeds, number one so that we don't commit them. Number two, which is far more important, and I think I'll end on this note.
The evil effect of a deep that you did.
You need to ask Allah to protect you from that. You do something bad you ate something Haram, you committed the sin you did not seek forgiveness. If you seek forgiveness, you are cleaning it up mopping it up. But if you did not seek forgiveness and you did something really bad, the evil of that will come to haunt you. You might not be able to think when someone has eaten Haram. They are doing haram their clothes are haram that everything is haram. Even your own da might not be accepted.
The Hadith says use the jabali danek your whole life is haram you're not worried about Allah at all. Then you want to say Allah
How can you call out to Allah first make peace with Allah when I want something from you? If there is enmity between you and die, what are the chances of me getting one cent out of you zero.
But if there is a friendship between you and I can say brother, I need to borrow a million. You'd say Don't worry 2 million. Anyway, I'm still looking for that type of a guy by the way. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us ease but I'm giving you an example of Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala will give you more than that he will create miracles for you. But make a relationship with him get up for 200 sometime do your five Salah at least seek forgiveness of Allah, you're in good books now you say Oh Allah give me Allah protect me from the evil of my deeds. Because I know I did bad deeds I don't want bad to come as a result of that. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease I could go
on and on, but inshallah we'll leave it for another time. Aku kolyada was Allahu wa salam ala nabina Muhammad