Channel: Mufti Menk
Powerful Points from Tafseer Tonight
by Mufti Menk
Ramadan 1439 30/05/2018
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu lillahi wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah he was early he was happy.
We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his household, his companions. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless them and to bless every one of us. My brothers and sisters, we read surah Toluca have,
very, very often, there are many lessons that we draw from Surah Taka, for me, one of the most powerful lessons from South Africa, that always brings about a lot of conflict within the heart. It brings about tranquility, it brings about peace, it brings about contentment. And it is indeed a great gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala is a powerful lesson that we derived from the story of an hadal with musalla is Salatu was Salam. I don't wish to go into all the details. But the point I want to raise is, if you are a believer, and you do good deeds, voila, he I swear by Allah, who has raised the skies without pillars, that he will never ever let you down. He will always take care of
you. That is Allah. If you believe in Allah and you do good deeds will law he will not let you down. If something happens in your life today. That seems to be negative. It seems to be bad for as long as you believe and you do good deeds. casselman may have been bait, it is not bad for you. It is the best thing that Allah did for you. Where do we get it from? Look at
there were three things that happened.
He made a hole in a boat.
And that was very, very bad for those people who own the boat for them. It was a loss. But do you know why he did it because Allah told him to do it because those in the boat were honest. In their business, they will believe as they used to do good deeds. So if you believe and you do good deeds, even if there's a hole in your boat today, you need to know that Allah has saved you from something tremendous, something great that is coming ahead that you don't know about. If you lost your job today. It's because Allah wants to save you from something great. If you have lost your job, you lost money, you made a loss today, it's a hole in your boat if you have yaqeen and conviction in
Allah Castleman Bella bill bate, it's not bad for you. It's the best thing that happened to you Just bear patience wait for a bit. Allah subhanho wa Taala says
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As for the boat that the hole was made in, it belonged to some poor people who are working very, very hard upon that water ferrying people and goods from point A to point B they were honest. Allah says
Lhasa fee, not nothing was
further downstream, there was a certain tyrant ruler, who was taking away all the good boats. So Allah says we don't want the boat of these beautiful people to go away. They rather suffer a small hole now and have the entire boat just to patch it up later on, than to lose the whole boat and have nothing, wasn't it the gift of Allah Subhana Allah, another one. And this is amazing. It's powerful. My brothers and sisters, if you think about it, we have so much negativity that happens in our lives. We have so much hardship, if you believe and you do good deeds, I swear it's good for you. Do you think Allah does bad to you? When you believe and you do good? Never he won't. We think because
of our weakness, that it's bad. It's good. You don't give up. That's the secret, keep doing good. And don't ever give up the day you give up. That's the day you've lost. Listen to the second. And we read this all the time in South Africa, where he happened to kill a person. In fact, that was the eradication of a young person who was very bad. Had he grown older, he would have been the means of destruction for his parents. So the someone who lost the life of his loved one. So Panama, Allah says we took it away intentionally to save the parents from the headache of the future. Allah, who knows you lost the child, that child Allah knew that it's going to go away today. Because if it went
tomorrow, it was going to be a means of your destruction, perhaps. So panela so if you've lost a loved one, do not despair. Yes, we are sad. We are saddened because of the connection Allah blessed us with. If you've lost a loved one, I promise you the patience you bear and you trust that Allah has done the best thing that he could have. Meaning he took away that person at the ideal time. There was no better time not one moment before, not one moment after. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says what am
that the young person, the young boy whose life was taken, his parents were pious people we feared that if he grew older, he would have been a means of distress for those parents. So we decided, if we take him away, now two things have happened, we saved him. So he also goes to gentlemen, and we save these parents from the torment so that they lead the content life and Allah says, For Aradhana
Allah intended to replace for them some child better than that one which they took away. sapan Allah, if Allah took one thing away from you, rest assured that he's going to replace it with something better. If your business burnt down today, I promise you tomorrow, it's going to be far greater than what it was. Allah has a plan. You don't understand it today. The problem with man, he lacks two things Sabra and a man yaqeen conviction and the patience the forbearance This is why my brothers and sisters be happy with the decree of Allah no matter what we believe Welcome to re re re mean Allahu taala good and bad faith is indeed from Allah and Allah alone we are meaning we
surrender to the decree of Allah. May Allah make it easy for us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us that which is better than what he took away from us. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam told us that when you suffer a loss in any form, Allah journey Fimo see but he was awfully higher on Minho amin ha, Oh Allah, Oh Allah.
Oh Allah grant me is in this difficulty of mine. Oh Allah compensate for me with that which is better? Make a compensation, the loss that I have suffered, yeah, Allah grant me something in return that is better than it no Allah make it easy for me. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness the third. And I'm spending a moment with this because Allah He it is something we read every week, but we don't think about we read it so often. We don't think this surah is meant to provide contentment and calmness to the heart. You are supposed to be building your Eman we read the story of al Qaeda. The third one was the wall that was made. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, while I'm
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the effect of the good deeds of parents will actually have the positive impact even on the children. So panela if you think about it, you as a parent, if you do good deeds, and you believe in Allah will law he won't even let down your children, the next generation, he will take care of them why you took care of yourself. I took care of my relationship with Allah, Allah took care of my children Subhana Allah, look at what Allah says, that wall that was falling down. underneath it, there was a treasure that was left behind by some pious worshipers of ours, whose children were your team, they were orphans had that fallen down. Perhaps people may have seen the treasure and usurped it. So
Allah says, We inspire the Hebrews to straighten it, even though they gave him nothing in return. So panela look at how Allah looked after the next generation, because of the goodness and the belief and the good deeds of the parents. Don't we learn what I said right at the beginning that will love him. If you believe and do good deeds, nothing you need to worry about whatever's happening in your life today, it's the best thing that could have happened. Be happy, go home, smile, and thank Allah for the problems you have. Because if Allah chose other problems, they would have been something that you would not have managed, but because you believe and you do good deeds. I swear it's the
best thing when Allah occupies you with something, you need to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala never forget him like I say, never lose hope in the mercy of Allah. That for me, is the most powerful point that comes out of surah two calf, it brings about so much contentment when I think to myself what a very is going on across the globe. Allah The one who made you and I is in absolute control. There's no way that I doubt that. And because I've tried my best to seek Allah's forgiveness where I felt it and to do good deeds wherever and however I can. I have conviction in my heart that Lord will not let me down. May Allah let that happen to every one of us. May Allah subhanahu wa taala
grant us goodness. However, at the end of surah two, there is a warning way, Allah subhanho wa Taala
talks about those who are the biggest losers in this world. They do a lot of deeds, but these deeds are wasted.
Should we inform you of those who are the biggest losers in terms of their deeds? They toil they work hard, but their deeds are wasted. Do you know why? their deeds they either do them for someone besides Allah, so they are not accepted? Or they do acts of worship that were not taught by Muhammad? sallallahu alayhi wasallam so they are wasted. This is why right at the end, Allah says, farmer, can I Oh, Julie, oh, beef.
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Whoever is looking forward for the meeting with Allah should do deeds that are in line with what Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has taught, that means Amazon, good deeds, good deeds are taught by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. I cannot wave at the sun and claim that I'm worshiping Allah because the Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam did not do that, as an act of worship. I need to do what he taught. If he didn't teach it, you don't need it. Secondly,
one should not participate, to engage in anything that is delivered for that, besides Allah in terms of worship, anything done for a deity besides Allah, falsely in any other way, all that is unacceptable. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us acceptance we moved on this evening to Surat Maria, in Surah. Maryam also there is a very powerful lesson. Obviously, there are so many, but I want to take one or two. The first one is the value of silence how silence is golden, at the correct time. If someone were to ask you something where a response is required, you respectfully respond. But I promise you sometimes the matter in your hands is too big for you to resolve. It's too huge.
You may it may be a disaster. The best thing in those instances is to remain silent, engaged in the remembrance of Allah ask Allah help. Where do we get this from? Look at the story of Zakaria and he said he was told you're going to be having a child he was old, he was embarrassed because you know, when you have an eight year old saying hey, my wife gave birth you find all the youngsters looking and sing uncle Subhan Allah, they just look at him without even saying anything. He feels embarrassed. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us but Allah says
says Allah tala Yeah. So he, he says, Oh Allah give me a sign. Give me some sign. Allah says your sign. Don't speak to anyone for three days. So panela three nights, don't talk. You know what happens my brothers and sisters, when someone spreads a rumor when gossip starts, when you go to clarify, sometimes you are adding fuel into the Inferno, you're giving the story life, the best thing keep quiet, it will die a natural day, a death. The seven day wonder they call it seven days later, the whole world is forgotten what has happened. Check in the whole world. what I've just said is a reality. Someone spreads the rumor, someone starts something negative if you can bear patients
for seven days. And the seven days is not from the heartbeat. It's only my own experience. But if you can bear patience and silence, remember Allah turn to Allah, that thing will die down. Sometimes it's too big people have accused you of something major. How Where are you going to begin the clarification. Allah says we'll do it for you. Don't worry. You believe you do good deeds. We love you enough. You will be quiet. We're going to do the rest. A day will come when evidence will gather in a way that you will just be smiling. Oh Allah, you took care of me. So Pamela, I was quiet. Similarly, Maria Maria salatu salam, same lesson from Somalia. She was embarrassed. she's expecting
she doesn't have a husband. She says to Allah, what should I do? Allah says, For Cooley in
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If you see any human being just say, I'm not speaking to any human being. I have sworn I've taken a vow for the sake of Allah. I'm not going to talk to anyone today. I'm fasting in terms of speech.
Why it was too big. What is she going to say? When is she going to start off? They would accuse her and they did have so many things. Allah cleared her when when this child was born, he spoke in the law, Jesus made peace be upon him and he said, he said and he spoke he says, I am the slave of Allah, and the matter was clarified. I hope we have drawn that lesson.
Then the last verse of surah. Maria, Allah says, and this is also another powerful verse. In levena
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Those who believe and do good deeds. look the same two things have come back again. If you believe and you do good deeds, Allah says we will create for you love, love what type of love, the other good people will recognize you and love you. That's what it is. The good people will recognize you and love you. People will take to you Why? Because you are good and you do good deeds, the evil they might not like you because why they don't have the eyes with which to see when a Buddha saw Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he had evil in his heart, his heart was filled with jealousy and envy, this man is going to take over therefore, when he looked at nummy salatu salam he did not have love
in his heart. But Allah says if you believe in you do good deeds, you know, like Paul Subhana Allah, what happens in our language, they attract Subhana Allah, those that are similar, birds of a feather flock together, you are good, you recognize one who is good enough for that will fatherly mean and nasty the Woo, in the Arabic language of the saying is, indeed a person with virtue is recognized by others with a similar virtue they know Subhanallah this person is really good. It takes one with no to recognize new in another person, as dark as they may be in complexion. So Panama, may Allah grant us as we move on to Surah Taha that surah, the beginning the opening verses, every time, they remind
Allah and we know he was an enemy of Islam. He was out to get Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to eradicate him.
And because the words of Allah fell upon a chord within his heart of softness, Allah guided him, how many verses three to form, oh, ma.
Or beautiful versus Allah says, We revealed this Quran not in order for it to be a source of your distress or uneasiness or discomfort. Now, many people think Islam has a lot of rules and regulations. What should we do? The reality is every rule is a blessing. It's not there to make your life a mess. It's there to create ease. When amagno kopparberg Allahu anhu heard or read just a few verses, he started crying, his heart trembled. He turned to the dean never ever to go back to his bad ways. Again, I asked you my brothers and sisters, how many verses of the Quran Have you read? Have they ever impacted upon you yet you call yourself a min a believer May Allah make us from those
whom when we read the Quran, our hair stands, we get goosebumps, we are moved. It's the word of Allah. If the word of Allah is not going to move you nothing on earth will ever move you may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding. And I want to end off with a beautiful verse seeing the time is not on our side. You know, when Musa alayhis salam was sent to the Pharaoh, he was told by Allah, that you know, you and your brother, when you go to speak to this Pharaoh, you MUST speak to him in the most polite way, very humbly using soft terminology and words. Perhaps when you do that he might bear in mind he might remember he might fear Allah He might come back. So Allah says,
Don't speak harsh. To who? To the Pharaoh, who was the pharaoh around. He was the worst on the earth.
Allah is telling Musa alayhis salaam who's the best on earth to say when you go to the west, speak very nicely, politely.
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speak to them. Both of you speak to him in a beautiful way with soft words. Perhaps it might move him It might change him, etc. I asked you my brothers and sisters, when we speak to our mothers, our fathers, our brothers, our blood relatives, our in laws, our family members, our community members, what type of words do we use? They are not as bad as the pharaoh never. No one existing today can be worse than the Pharaoh of that time.
And none of us can ever be better than Musa or Moses, may peace be upon him. So we are supposed to be speaking with even softer words, because that is how the matter will be resolved. Perhaps if Allah has written guidance and solution, but you you solve your problem. Why? Because you fulfilled a duty unto Allah of speaking with kind beautiful words. May Allah make me conscious of the words that come out of my mouth. And may Allah make every one of us conscious of the words that come out of our mouths. We speak to our wives, our husbands, our children, our pay whoever it is, speak with the best words they are not Pharaohs, they are very good. They are bringing
Compared to the pharaoh Subhan Allah no comparison. To speak kindly. That's a lesson. And I end by saying, towards the end we heard a verse we are losses.
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Whoever does Whoever believes and does good deeds, they've sought forgiveness, we will always forgive them constantly. You know, the term used is a farm. The farm doesn't mean the one who forgives, the one who keeps on forgiving does not get tired to forgive. That's the meaning of the four means he forgave once he forgave you, Abdullah for the worship of the Most Merciful That is correct. It is also the name of Allah. There's nothing wrong with it. It is filled with mercy. But Allah is showing you wait, My Mercy is greater. When we sometimes commit a sin. We seek forgiveness, we commit the same sin we seek forgiveness, we commit the same sin. We seek forgiveness Allah says,
For as long as you are genuine when you seek forgiveness, I don't mind what has happened. I will keep on forgiving you. So do not lose hope. Don't stop seeking forgiveness. I will go for it right up to the last breath. Subhana Allah. So that's a verse that instills a lot of hope. These are just some of the beautiful verses of the surah Hakuna kakihara Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah Subhana Allah Mohammed ik shadow Allah Allah