Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2006
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Aim In the name of Allah most Gracious, Most Merciful. Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala creator nourisher cherishes sustain and protector of one and all. Also Leo Salim ala nabina Muhammad amin wila alihi wa sahbihi.
woman to be on BSN in Isla Yomi Deen, complete blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and upon all his companions and upon all those who have followed him May Allah make us from amongst them Alhamdulillah Hilary had an early hazama canina da da da da da da da da. All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala who guided us to this Deen and to the straight path, had it not been for his guidance, we would have never been rightly guided May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us upon the straight path. Honor the rula beloved brothers and sisters dearest listeners, we welcome the month of Ramadan. But each one of us must welcome the month of Ramadan with a firm
intention with a goal with an objective with an aim. We all know that Allah subhanho wa Taala has kept the ultimate aim and goal of every single one of us as Jin and Allah subhanho wa Taala has described the agenda in the Quran so many times for a simple reason. And that is for us to know precisely what to expect or for us to know more about what we are going to be receiving inshallah and achieving
in the same way that Allah subhanho wa Taala has set a goal for all of us, and he has described it and he has taught us how to get to it, every one of us is a failure, unless and until we have a goal in life and an aim and an objective and we know what it is and we work towards it. So whether it is in our workplace, whether it is in the home, in the house, whether it is the social life that we lead, whatever it is, the physical fitness that we may or may not have, or a sickness that we may or may not have, if we have an aim and objective and we have willpower to work towards achieving it. Then in sha Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala will make it easy. I say this because we have welcomed
the greatest month from amongst the months of the Islamic calendar. But all of us will flop and we will fail unless and until we have an aim and an objective and some goal that we are going to work towards in this month of Ramadan. If we do not have any aim and goal, then we will come for Salatu tarawih. Without even feeling and thinking that there is something spiritual to be achieved. We will find ourselves complaining about a few minutes this way or that way. We will find ourselves complaining about the temperature and other things may Allah subhanho wa Taala says goddess
May Allah grant me firstly upliftment in spirituality in this month of Ramadan And may Allah subhanho wa Taala guide myself and yourself to follow that through even after the month of Ramadan. So that inshallah ultimately when we meet him in sha Allah, He will be pleased with us and we will be also pleased with his choice for us. May Allah grant us Jenna
This is a beautiful month it is the best month of the Islamic calendar the minute the moon is sited the Baraka change in this month, the food that is eaten after the sighting of the moon has a different taste because Allah subhanho wa Taala places in that food a different Baraka May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us acceptance every single one of us.
We should understand that in this month, Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us the gift of tarawih. Every single Raka that we engage in, we will be achieving the, the reward of a form of deed and over and above that every pair of deed that we engage in will be multiplied in sha Allah 70 times and even more, depending on the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala
May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all acceptance inshallah, you might be wondering why I'm smiling. There is a note that has come to me saying there is no time limit. May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept us all.
So what I was saying moments ago is for myself, firstly and then for every single one of us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to seize the bargains that he has in the sale, if we may call it if we enter any supermarket and we see two for the price of one, three for the
price of one it becomes more tempting for for the price of one it becomes even more tempting. By the time it states five for the price of one. Even if we don't need it, we are there and we buy it because we know we will sell it later on. Yeah Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying something that is so difficult to understand 70 for the price of 170 for the price of one, how many of us as much as we are ready to enter a supermarket to buy a few items that will help us for a little while, we need to say is five for the price of one, how many are ready now for 70 for the price of one for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala to engage in extra ibadat in this month of Ramadan, may Allah subhanahu
wa to Allah grant us upliftment then we have shaytan on the other hand, what he does is prior to him being tied up in the month of Ramadan, he ties us exactly where he wants us, so that after the month of Ramadan, he finds us exactly where he left us, if not in an even worse condition Mallanna do that to us. It reminds me of the toys
that you turn at the back and then they act for as long as that particular mechanism works and it unwinds you wind it and it keeps on unwinding. shavon wind some of us prior to Ramadan and we keep on moving to his motion and his movements until the end of the month of Ramadan. So much so that when he is released he finds us in a worse condition. What do I mean here? Let us in this month of Ramadan not spoil our tarawih we must not spoil our abstaining from food the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says man Lamia de tola zuhdi will be he will Jalla Felisa de la hija de un yada, yada, whosoever does not abstain from foul language, from that speech, which is
unacceptable from bearing false witness, and so on in the month of Ramadan, and has not abstained from that which Allah subhanho wa Taala wants the person to abstain from in that which comes out of the mouth, then Allah says the fact that they stayed away from putting things into the mouth was all a waste of time. Allah says I don't need the fact that the person has stayed away from food and drink because they didn't achieve anything. This fast is meant to be making us conscious, not only of what goes into the mouth, but even as important what comes out of the mouth. That is why normally according to shape bands plan at two o'clock when she fancies two o'clock in the afternoon, when she
first sees that now this person has stayed in the condition of fasts. And they may end the day. Whilst ally is happy with him. Shaytan comes and in fact, prior to Ramadan, he's already had his plans set that at that particular time, people begin to lose their cool and they attempt.
It happens in the month of Ramadan, more than outside the month of Ramadan. So I think if every one of us can aim commencing with myself, at displeasing shaytan and pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala let us swallow our anger in this month of Ramadan. And let us make sure that we do not use our tongue whether it is with our wives with our children with those who work for us with those on the streets. With those on the roads. We should not lose our cool in any way. Let's use our tongues inshallah, in a manner that will achieve the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala and we will not lose the reward the aim and purpose of fasting.
We also know that in this month, the Baraka are plentiful, let us not only make dua for ourselves, but moreso do it for others, so much so even for the enemies of ourselves or even for the enemies of Islam, may Allah soften their hearts and guide them to Islam, guide them to La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah or it is the Shahada that is going to ultimately drive myself and yourself into Jenna. May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept us all.
If we take a look at the first command in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala addresses mankind at large. He says, yeah
boo boo moolah de Paula punku como la Vina poder de como la la qu, qu O people, worship your Rob. He didn't say worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. He says worship you're up, because if you understand the meaning of the term rubber, it will lead you to worship him. What is the meaning of Rob? Rob is the creator
marisha cherisher sustainer, protector of one and all, the one whom when we are sick, we call out to Him He is the one who owns cure, the one who own sustenance, the one who owns absolutely everything, the one whom we shall return to the one who can hear the call of the distressed when he calls, that is the meaning of the term rub. It does not have a simple translation in the English language. So the minute the person knows, whoever created me, I worship him, I have to worship him, I owe him my existence. Insha Allah, he or she is heading in the right direction. Whoever created me, whoever nourishes me, cherishes me, protects me looks after me, whomsoever I am going to return to upon my
death, that is whom I owe my entire existence to.
If we say that there is no risk involved in worship, and in the concept of godhood, may Allah subhanho wa Taala make a steadfast and strong For this reason, no religion. No religion can ever go beyond Islam in explaining the concept of godhood. In Islam, the concept of godhood has absolutely no flaw flawless.
One might ask, so what is the meaning of the term Allah, Allah, derived from Allah, Allah who the Arabic root verb known, or meaning,
Allah, Lu, the one who is worshipped. Allah has the same meaning, which means Allah means the one who is worshipped. He chose that name for himself. For that reason we call him Allah.
And what is more important is to understand who is Allah subhanho wa Taala. For this reason, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, or Lena Hill, as
Allah has so many names, call him using those names. Allah has so many qualities, call him using those qualities. Because when we say, oh, owner of cure cure me, it is actually confirming that whomsoever you are calling out to is actually the owner of cure. Oh, you who can hear my prayer? Answer that prayer. You are calling out to the one who has heard you know, risks involved. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant a string. So when we say Allah subhanho wa Taala that term Allah is not something that should be confusing us or the non Muslims. Those are non Muslims intentionally create confusion, and they even mispronounced the word intentionally. May Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant
them Ali Daya and soften their hearts and bring them to Islam. And those who are bent on mischief, may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and the Muslim Ummah in whatever way he feels fit. And may Allah safeguard us from their mischief and May Allah subhanho wa Taala rebound that mischief upon them. I mean,
so as I mentioned, the first command that Allah subhanho wa Taala has commanded in this form, he says, oh, people worship your loved. One might ask what is Rob we've explained it, but he continues to say, What has he done?
He has created you. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is making us conscious of who we are, where we came from, and where we are heading. He says he has created you and all those before you by saying he has created all those before you automatically he is informing us that you are going to die. So panela automatically he is informing us that you too, are going to come to an end. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the turning to him, before it is too late. So Allah subhanho wa Taala thereafter says, if you are to understand who is your and you are to worship Him, and you are to understand what he has done, he has brought you into existence, he has created everything for you, that will
make you conscious of him as well.
So if we are to understand who is Allah Firstly, that will lead us automatically, inshallah, to become conscious of him and thereafter to fear Him and to try our best to create a barrier between ourselves and the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala by engaging in good deeds and abstaining from bad deeds. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us all. And Allah subhanho wa Taala continues
to say he is the one he's describing himself. He is the one who has made the earth like a carpet for you so that you can walk on and he has made the skies a canopy above you and he has caused the
Rainfall to fall.
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May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us steadfastness right at the beginning of the Quran, he's explaining who he is and what he wants from me and you, may Allah make a steadfast
thereafter he continues to say look, if you are still in doubt,
then I have a challenge. Allah says
do you need?
the up in, if you are still in doubt regarding that which We have revealed to our worshiper, meaning Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, which means if you are in doubt regarding this Quran, then bring forth bring forth even a single surah similar to it. What does this mean? Allah is challenging everyone.
That if there is anyone who claims to be a newbie anyone claiming to have Prophethood they should be having some miracle that supersedes everything that everyone else has, and everything that everyone else may ever create, even if they all got together in order to try and make or invents that particular item. With us we have the miracle of the Quran.
One might ask what happened to the previous books, they were not meant to remain.
In order to prove that the Quran is the final testament which will be above all the other books. The people of the previous scriptures have lost those scriptures, whether they agree with it or not, if they have to compare the authenticity of the Quran, with that of any other previous heavenly book, we all know that this Quran is in tact. It is the supreme miracle that will exist until the day of the AMA and Allah challenges one and all to say, if you are in doubt, bring forth even a small portion similar to the Quran.
And Hang on, not only yourselves, but bring together the entire existence. All human beings get together and try you will never achieve it. May Allah keep us steadfast on this dream. How fortunate are we for having the Quran in front of us? It is our duty to learn this Koran to understand it to make sure that we act upon it. It will lead us to the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and it will lead us to understanding that we need to respect the Allah ma who have brought it to us through the sooner of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all the goodness that he has mentioned in the very next verse I am going to read
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Allah says give good news to those who believe and do good deeds that for them our gardens beneath which rules will be flowing, may Allah grant that to us.
gardens beneath which rivers will be flowing today we have rivers beneath us that we cannot see they are solely of water and the times possibly of oil in some parts of the world.
But in general, the rivers will be seen whatever you think of whatever you imagine, you will see a river of that particular liquid,
drinkable liquid, you will see it immediately. And if you feel you want it
to get to your mouth, automatically, you will be feeling it in your mouth. how it got there. No utensils involved. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all from Jenna, May He grant us a piece of Jenna May He grant us all a garden? Why has Allah described Jenna I mentioned moments ago in order to make the driving force that will drive us to achieving that goal very powerful from this we also learn that in life. The more you know of your goal, the stronger the driving force that
will lead you to achieving that goal shall be, the less you know about it.
The weaker you shall be
and the driving force may be caught may become non existent. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us strong if I can dwell for a few moments on that.
One of the goals and aims throughout the day which is natural, which we don't even realize is a goal is to eat, we need to put a plate of food in front of ourselves and those who depend on us before the end of the day or at a certain time, the driving force is so powerful that we will eat without even realizing at times that we are actually eating
because we know that without this, our existence is at stake.
Now if our driving force
for achieving gender is very powerful, we will automatically come to Sala we will automatically fulfill our Salah, we will give out xhaka Lila, we will abstain from Haram. But when the driving force becomes weak,
we begin to engage in sin. We begin to live Salah we begin to stay away from the Quran and so on May Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthened our he man he man is that particular driving force.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala then says
regarding the kuffaar and the lesson is for all of us because we need to look at the verses of the Quran and try and current ties them, bring them into our lives and see where does it fit in my life. Every single verse is valid. It has a lesson in it.
For us, even those verses that are abrogated. They have lessons for us. And I'm going to get to that in Sharla. So yeah, Allah says, Can you phatak fu Nabila, he was coo
How is it that you can disbelieve in Allah subhanho wa Taala. Yet you are as good as dead previously, every single one of us were non existent. We were as good as those who have died and gone, but we hadn't yet come. And Allah says then he gave us life, then he is going to cause death, and thereafter he shall resurrect us again. How did we decide to disbelieve in what Allah subhanho wa Taala has asked us to believe in May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us steadfast. And after that Allah mentions the beginning of men. He mentioned the story of Adam Allah is Salatu was Salam. And do you know what he says?
We all know that other Malaya. salatu salam made a mistake. We all know that it was a sin.
And Allah says, expressing his mercy batalla or demo Mira be garima
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Adam alayhis Salatu was Salam learn a few words from Allah subhanho wa Taala. and thereafter, repeated those words and Allah forgive him.
Because definitely Allah is most forgiving, Most Merciful. Why does Allah mentioned this in the first opening chapter of the Quran? Because every single one of us is human. Today we've entered the month of Ramadan, for example. Yes, we have all committed sins, some major sins, some minuses, and some a mixture of both May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us. So it is very important that we commence this month of mercy with some hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. You open the Quran, it is important that you see the verses of mercy and how Allah subhanho wa Taala forgave even those sins that were committed.
At the very beginning, in May, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Goddess,
how and why they were committed. It was the plan of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It was not that Adam alayhis salatu salam was evil. No, it was the plan of Allah subhanho wa Taala to teach us something. And in order to release Adam alayhis salatu salam onto the earth. What do we learn? Let us never lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala what were these words that are the Malaya Salatu was Salam learn these words were
acknowledging sin, acknowledging that you've committed the sin. Don't deny it, number one.
Number two, seeking forgiveness, Oh ALLAH forgive me. I am weak, you're alive committed a sin. I've committed
So many sins.
Allah forgive me You are the owner of forgiveness. And the third part of that process of what is known as Toba is to promise Allah subhanho wa Taala that you will not repeat it and I will not repeat it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us. Once we've got these conditions, inshallah, we shall be forgiven.
Let's open this month of Ramadan, all seeking forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah forgive us all. Allah we've committed so many sins we acknowledge that we've committed sin Yala. But we also know that you are most merciful Allah forgive us in the same way you forgive other Maliki Salatu was Salam. And Allah subhanho wa Taala. Thereafter says, Do you want assistance?
If you want assistance, you want to be helped and guided throughout your life. Yes, there is a formula. What is the formula in tonight's verses it was repeated twice. Was 13 ob soldered he was
Shireen. seek assistance through patience and through Salah. Those are the two things that will help you patience. Don't lose your cool Don't get angry, be patient. When it comes to abstaining from that which is haram. It requires this restraint also known as Saba in the Arabic language
and engage in Salah what will Salah do Salah
will help us get closer to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. Salah also means da in the Arabic language. Salah also means do are in the Arabic language. Let's make dua and pray to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
To alleviate whatever we might be going through the difficulties the calamities
A times we may be suffering a medical problem and illness make dua and bass
engage in salah and bear Saba. That is what will
lead you to success May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us all success. But Allah says
those two things are very difficult in Allah Kabira they are extremely difficult, except for those who are dedicated worshipers of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
If you are having a problem bearing patients in Sabah and you are having a problem with Salah that means
the person or such a person is not from amongst those who is a dedicated worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala May he make us dedicated? He says in Allah Kabira Illa Allah Hashem it is difficult to bear Saba, and to engage in Salah.
Except for those who are dedicated worshippers, which means those who will achieve goodness will only be those who are dedicated worshipers for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. May He make us all strong? And in another verse,
which was also read tonight with the same meaning Allah says Subhana Allah to Allah.
Allah Dena monastery, Novus sadhana masala oh you who believe?
Oh, you who believe seek assistance through sobre and Salah May Allah subhanho wa Taala make that easy for us. And Allah subhanho wa Taala thereafter, makes mention of Musa alayhis Salatu was Salam.
Why does Allah mentioned Musa alayhis Salatu was Salam in the opening verses or in the opening chapter? for many reasons. Let me read this verse. And let's see if we can pick up a reason.
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taboo. Allah subhanho wa Taala. Verily we have sent musala his Salatu was Salam with the message. And we followed him with other messages as well as easily salatu salam.
Allah subhanho wa Taala did not just sin Musa alayhis Salatu was Salam without a follow up
But he was followed up, the message was followed up. They were messengers, reminding the people
to do good reminding the people to stick to the scriptures that were revealed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, We gave he Salah, his Salatu was salam, clear signs, and he was assisted by jabril alayhi salatu was Salam. And Allah says, Is it that every time a messenger came to you with that which your heart does not desire? you disagreed, you deny, you became arrogant, and you didn't like it. And some of them you
disagreed with, and some of them, you actually killed, some of them you just believed in and some of them you killed? Why does Allah subhanho wa Taala suddenly use
the second person, Allah subhanho wa Taala, saying you suddenly
prior to that verse, he was using the third person, they and then suddenly he says you
the lesson is for every single one of us, this is the month of Ramadan, inshallah, every day, we will be taking verses
of the Quran and putting them forward for my benefit. Firstly, just as a reminder, and for the benefit of everyone who is here, and everyone who is listening, and everyone who will listen in the future, if Allah wills that, but we will never be able to change. If we have this attitude that is described in the first chapter of the Quran. What is the attitude?
Whenever anyone tells us something that our hearts do not like, we sideline them. We speak bad about them. We don't want them, we spread rumors about them.
And we kill them at times. I hope that hasn't got or it I hope it hasn't got to that in our communities, I don't think it has.
But with the MBR Allahu wa Salatu was Salam they were killed. Because the powerful in society, and I'm using the word powerful because at times, a person may not really have much wealth, but he's powerful. And at times a person may have wealth and is still powerful and sometimes a person has wealth, but has no power. The powerful and the Mischief Makers within societies and communities
normally disagree and deny
or usually disagree and deny whenever there is something that is against their own hearts and desires. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us from amongst those. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala really and truly make us from amongst those who when we are told what is right and wrong, we submit and we surrender in the same way that this habit of the long run whom surrendered and submitted and Allah subhanho wa Taala.
After that makes mention of the verses that he has abrogated in the Quran. Again, a question we can ask ourselves, why is this verse right at the beginning?
Because some of us are all of us should be reading the Quran, the translation of the Quran, it's not wrong, to pick up the English translation and read it. But it is wrong when we derive and extract rules and regulations from the Quran without being qualified to do so. That is what is wrong in the Quran. There are a few types of verses, verses that are understood by everyone. Those related to the stories of the previous MBR Allahu Salatu was Salam ala, the greatness of Allah subhanho, wa Taala and so on. They can be understood by everyone. And when we read those verses, let us try and current eyes them, let us try and
apply them into our own lives. When we read about new Allah, his salatu salam, let's see where we are going wrong. We shouldn't be engaging in that which those engaged in at that time. Because if we do that, we will be punished in the same way. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not punish us.
Then there are verses of the Quran that the old Lama would understand those who are qualified, what are those verses, those verses connected to rules and regulations, rules and regulations.
And the complex versus at times connected to belief. At times not everyone can can understand them.
So the second type of versus those which only Viola understand, whenever we come across such a verse, rather than jumping to conclusion, make a note, go and ask Allah ma Alhamdulillah there is no shortage of Allah.
The third type of verses those verses which not even thou Lama know, what is meant by those verses such as
No one knows the meaning of this besides Allah subhanho wa Taala. So these are the types of verses in the Quran, Allah says, manna sauce mean, in
those verses that we have decided to abrogate and cancel their ruling, we have come with verses that are better or equal to those particular verses. What does that mean? That means, and this only applies to rules and regulations not to believe there is not a single verse connected to belief in the Quran, that was abrogated, not even one.
But there are verses connected to rules and regulations of the Sharia, that were abrogated, which means they were cancelled, the ruling was cancelled or modified later on, within the same Quran or within the lifetime of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. For example,
the ruling of alcohol, we all know it is haram, to partake to consume, to buy to sell to carry, all this is haram to pack everything is haram to transport totally, but initially,
almost everyone was involved in one way or another, with alcohol, either drinking it selling it
or what have you.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala, because He is the Most Merciful, he decided that let me
the ultimate ruling is haram but let me help my worshipers
get to that particular stage where they would love to live it
and when they left it, they would leave it wholeheartedly. So the prohibition of alcohol was revealed in stages. For that reason in the Quran, you might see a verse, oh you who believe do not do not approach Salah in the condition of drunkenness. Some might understand from that that okay, if it is not the time of Salah, we are allowed to be drunk. Well, that rule applied at a certain time thereafter, the ruling of that verse, those verses recited today, it has been abrogated, cancelled, modified, so we will read the verse it isn't a bother to read the verse, but the ruling no longer applies.
That is why Allah says to Hanna who Allah we will cancel
verses, whichever verses we want regarding the rules and regulations and we will come with that which is better or that which is equal. Thereafter, there is a verse in the Quran, where Allah subhanho wa Taala says, They asked you all Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam regarding
alcohol or intoxicants, and gambling, or in fact intoxicants, let's dwell on intoxicants. Tell them that in it there is good and bad, but the bad is more than the good. So if someone opens the Quran and decides to read it on their own, and looks at it and say, Yes, well, let me start sitting and thinking, what is the good so that I can also possibly
from this alcohol? No, this is what we mean when we say we need the assistance of Allah to understand which verses have been abrogated.
And why they have been abrogated.
Let me get to one of the reasons. Today, for example, a person who is smoking
if they would like to help themselves to abstain from smoking, there are two ways two basic ways of achieving it. One is overnight willpower, leave it now abstain, and the other is cut down slowly.
So it would be much easier if that person had to cut down say from 20 cigarettes to 19
to 18 to 15. By the time they get to 15. Isn't 25% of the problem solved? Subhanallah when they get to 1010? Isn't 50% of the problem solved? Is it not much better than having smoked 20 though we do not condone it in any way, neither the 10 nor the 20. But surely the person himself should feel better that I have now come down 50% of my problem is solved. What should make them feel better. The fact that even the prohibition of alcohol came down in stages. Today it is totally Haram. So no one can say that no, I'm also giving it up in stages, but the person who is never going to give it up, if they have cut down slowly within themselves. They have conflicts in these verses of the Quran to
say that at least 50% of my problem is solved there after 75 possibly 90 and inshallah by the will of Allah 100% of the problem is solved. So these are
This is of hope, the abrogated versus the present hope to myself and yourselves when it comes to abstaining from haram May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us total abstention from Haram.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mentioned in this book about
the people of the book, those who received scriptures prior
to us, the Jews and the Christians, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, they know Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam very well, just like how one would know his or her children. Latina Latina woman, Nikita Garifuna who
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make us from amongst those who hide rules and regulations of the foreign. There is another verse, which we also read tonight.
Which tells us that anyone who is going to abstain from conveying the message of the Quran because they are worried worried about people who are more powerful. Suddenly they become a statistic, a statistic of what
mean alhama and eukroma.
A person who will be honored as the same as a person who will be honored honor solely because the one who wants to tell him to abstain from that bad is fearing backlash,
fearing the damage that might be caused later on. So we keep quiet quiet and block a verse of the Quran. That is what the what are those before us have done and this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Those who high depart of which Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed
and they buy in place of it's something very meager, something very minor, something very small. There is a verse of the Quran, you've got to tell it, like for example, the eating of interest. Many people eat interest. In fact, the sins throughout the globe, I can name them, I can mention them the five major sins. We have, for example, Zener committed all over the globe. We have the eating of interest, we have alcohol, we have drugs, for example. And we have let's say lying, cheating. Now any must give you enter any public gathering, any alum is going to speak about any of these major sins they have. There has to be people in the crowd thinking that he is speaking about me. Because
he is because Allah subhanho wa Taala his verses have included myself and yourself. But never think that he only means me. He is speaking about people like me like there is a better way of putting it.
Now some begin to hate the animal. They begin to hate this person. Some would go to him, give him a bit of money and say you know that verse don't speak about that doesn't happen in our Deen in sha Allah. But but with the Jews and the Christians they deleted verses verses. That is why some Christians have a Bible life which has 72 books. And other Christians have a Bible which has 68 books, where did the other books disappear? Where they paid in order for those books to be deleted? That is a question they need to answer. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not do that to us. So we must be happy.
We will be going through the Quran. And I guarantee you what you are involved in what I may be involved in what everyone is involved in, appears in this forum.
And those verses are directed at myself and yourselves even prior to my birth in yours.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala knew that one day someone is going to come and recite these verses in order to be a reminder for myself and yourself. So May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from amongst those who understand the greatness of the Quran and the fact that it has covered every topic and may we be accepted to change for the better. The last verse I'd like to mention tonight is related to Rahim Allah is Salatu was Salam Ala Wai It is very important is because there is a lesson.
Allah subhanho wa Taala tested Ibrahim Alayhi Salam
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a lot yesterday Rahim Allah salatu wa sallam in so many ways, and he passed all these tests, one after the other. So Allah told him, kala
Ito kaelin azeema Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam. I'm going to make you a leader, a leader for the people.
What did he say? Immediately he was concerned about after he departs what will happen? He says
Doria Ji Yama, what about my family members? What about my progeny? Allah Subhana Allah. What does this teach us? We need to make dua for our progeny for our offspring. It's not just worry about ourselves. Yes, we make dua for ourselves. Look at it Rahim. Allah salatu wa sallam, he was told you I will make you a leader immediately. He said, What about my family, my progeny. And Allah responded saying,
Give me my promise. We'll never get to those who are oppressing.
Those who have transgressed my this promise of mine does not encompass them, which means everyone will be leaders. Unless they are oppressors. And we're talking of leaders indeed, unless they are oppressors, and they have oppressed and wronged.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us in fact, infect Ibrahim alayhi salatu wa sallam few verses later Allah makes mention of how he made it.
What was that?
He says abana Muslim maynila Allah myself in Israel, Allah He salatu salam, my son, we have constructed the scabbia and put it up for your sake Yeah, Allah accepted from us and make us from amongst the submitters, but he didn't stop they listen to what he says and it's a lesson for all of us
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from the muslimeen. So Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam
was accepted and we've all seen all the MBR Halima salatu salam who came after him with a knot from his offspring, including Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, is he not linked to Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam through his Miley salatu salam. Yes, he is. And we need to understand this. It is all made up for ourselves for our children for the Muslim Ummah and let us all inshallah become better people are Sol Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah Subhana Allah home will be handy, especially
in the international arena to be like, I just like to spend two minutes
mentioning inshallah today, because it was the first day we overshot slightly, I had intended to actually cut off at the cutoff time that I promised, but I have a license in my pocket that somebody had just come in, given me telling me that there is no time limit, I would presume that is solely for tonight. So inshallah tomorrow, we will try our best to stick to the time limit in sha Allah. As you noticed, our aim is not our aim is that we do not want to compromise the correctness of the Quran, because every letter
we would be achieving, just for listening to it also the reward of having engaged in a sort of act because it is the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to listen to the Quran to read it and so on. So we all know that as soon as you we would receive the reward of a father so May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us.