Ramadan 2006 – Durban – Day 14
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim In the name of Allah, most Gracious, Most Merciful. Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala
creator, nourish cherishes, sustainer and protector of one and also Leo Salim ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi ijma in 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 subhanho wa Taala make us all from amongst them. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala not prohibit our offspring from being from amongst them, I mean, honor the rule ama, beloved brothers dear sisters and listeners, yesterday we went through surah Yusuf and we extracted a few gems from the surah We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to grant us the ability to learn to comprehend, to put into practice to
understand and to teach others, if not abass of the Allahu anhu Abdullah hip nobis Ravi Allahu anhu says that when they used to read the Quran, they ensure that they stopped at every 10 verses, they did not proceed beyond the 10 verses, without having memorized them having completely understood them, having put them into practice, then they would move further with us. The question is, do we really know 10 verses of the Quran in a fashion or in a manner that we could actually say we've memorized them, we understand all the rulings, we've put them into practice. And now we can carry on May Allah make a strong to do that. Sometimes we are guilty of putting aside the Quran, not trying
to read it or not reading it in order to understand and if we read it to understand, as I've mentioned many times, it is very important that we seek the guidance of the scholars of this Deen because there will definitely be questions that will arise and it is prohibited for us to answer the questions on our own.
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was in asaba, which means whosoever utters regarding the Quran with his own intellects with his own fancies. He has made a mistake, even if he's got the right answer. I hope we can understand this, because it is highly discouraged to do this. And I have explained in the past, the various types of the verses, those verses which are straightforward for the entire globe to understand, and those verses which need an explanation. There are some verses that are abrogated. In fact, even in tonight's verses, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of verses that are abrogated by other verses, we need to know this as well. I have decided to move on to the verses that we've read
tonight because they are beautiful verses of the Quran, wherein there is lots to learn. We all know when we walk outside in the darkness of the night, we would notice the stars which look very, very beautiful. Allah subhanho wa Taala created these stars, and he makes mention of why he has these stars in place. He clarifies it for those who have superstitious beliefs, he clarifies it for those who do not know and he clarifies it for those who use the lack of knowledge of the purpose of existence of the skies to misguide others, to intentionally confused people. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us he says Allah
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Then Allah subhanho wa Taala continues to say, we have protected the sky, from the devil and from Satan and any of the army of Iblees or any of the devils who would like to try to go beyond the point that is permitted for them. And any one of them who would like to try to go beyond in order to listen in to the tech deal that Allah subhanho wa Taala has prescribed for everybody. Then Allah says we use the same stars to power to them. And this is why whenever there is a star that we notice falling, a falling star, we should utter the De La hawla wala quwata illa billahi Li love him. Indeed there is no power, no mind besides that of Allah subhanho wa Taala the high the great, that
is a lost power and might he uses these burning stars to pelt those shayateen that are trying to go beyond the limits of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Similarly, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mentioned in other verses that we read tonight regarding the stars, while being Jamie, who Mia do porn stars also serves as a guidance for men when it comes to his path at night. We know up to very recently, in fact, even at the moment, some travelers who travel who know about the stars would actually use the stars as a direction those who go hunting, who do not have the latest technology campuses and so on, they would normally know precisely in which direction they are heading. And I think it's a good idea
that we all learnt about it because one day, those campuses that we have, if we go hunting, the battery might let us down and so on. It's important that we know precisely. You know where we are where we are heading, there are certain stars that Allah subhanho wa Taala has kept in order to show mankind direction. May Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us not only physically but even spiritually, I mean, then Allah subhanho wa Taala after making mention of these three reasons of creation of the stars, the first being beautification, the second being the pelting of the shayateen and the third being the guidance of man on his path or during his journey by night. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala
makes mention of the beliefs and the fact that he refused to Prostrate to Adam, when Adam alayhis Salatu was Salam was created. And Allah subhanho wa Taala highlights a certain point in the verses which were recited tonight. As I had mentioned, every time a story is repeated, the highlight is something else. This time Allah subhanho wa Taala is highlighting a point where he says
where Allah subhanho wa Taala says, after having made mention of he believes and he pleases promise that he believes May the curse of Allah subhanho wa Taala be upon him. His promise was to lead man astray himself. He believes Allah, Allah Allah, Allah says, in a bad outcome in Houma, la Celine, I will lead all astray besides your worshipers who have been chosen. The word Mukhlas means those who are chosen by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if we were to say mukhlis those are the ones who are sincere. Some of the scholars of the Sierra have explained that if you are sincere, automatically you become from amongst those who are chosen by Allah subhanho wa Taala for sincerity, because
sincerity and correctness of intention is by far the highest level of correctness of the deeds that we would like to engage in May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept all our deeds. So it leaves himself said I will not be able to lead astray those who have been chosen by you and those who are sincere. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, kala
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and then Allah subhanho wa Taala continues to make mention of the fact that he is most forgiving, Most Merciful and we have comfort in the verses of the Quran. There are more verses of the Quran that speak of the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala than the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And in fact, in many places when Allah makes mentioned
of his punishment. Before it, he makes mention of His mercy. And sometimes if it is connected to the punishment of the previous nations, or he is making mention of those who have transgressed in a huge manner, immediately after making mention of the punishment, he then says, but I'm merciful for those who seek forgiveness. And here he says, not be anybody inform my worshipers, and me.
inform my worship is that I am most forgiving, Most Merciful.
And the hope in the mercy must not lead them to sin. Sometimes you tell a person you know what if you sinned, engage in Toba, you shall be forgiven, and the person tells you if I committed again, and you tell them well, you shall be forgiven again. And if it happens again, and so on, like every day we have people blocking vehicles may Allah Subhana Allah protect us all. We've got in D 186910. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive me and forgive everyone else. It's not connected to what I'm about what I'm saying. But I just remembered that someone had dropped this paper into my hand almost five minutes ago. So let's get back to what we were saying. When people begin to take advantage of
the forgiveness and mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He has to balance it with something. And this is why the Hadith says de mano binal Sophie Raja, true Eman and true belief in Allah is the balance between the fear in the punishment of the Creator and the hope in the mercy of the Creator. If a person has struck the correct balance, that balance will lead this person to be an upright human being inshallah and a good Muslim. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says here,
bothered me and inform my worship is as well, that my punishment is also very, very severe. May Allah subhanho wa Taala, forgive us. So on one hand, he's telling us look, I'm very merciful. And on the other hand, he's saying, Do not be deceived by my mercy, to the degree that you commit sin openly without batting an eyelid. But if you have committed sin, you should always know that I forgive every single sin. And at the same time, if you have not engaged in Toba, you should know that my punishment also is very, very severe. May Allah subhanho wa Taala, not only grant us is still far, and the seeking of forgiveness, but may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the acceptance
to turn to him to turn to him in a manner that we do not repeat all the evil that we may have engaged in the past. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of a beautiful story of Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. And I'd like to mention just part of it. He says, when a bit humo de Bella, he informed my worshipers as well, after telling them of My Mercy and my punishment, tell them about the guests of Abraham May peace be upon him. The guests of Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, who were these guests, one day, Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam was at home with his family. And three angels came in the form of human beings. He did not pick up that these were angels. And as soon as he saw
them, he was telling him he was a person who honored his guests. And as soon as he saw these strangers, he welcomed them to the degree that he went in and he told his family, what do we have to present as food for these guests? And the family members or his wife said, Look, we don't have much besides whatever livestock we have outside and he went out and saw a healthy calf and he slaughtered the calf. No sooner did he slaughter the calf. Then he prepared this meal and brought it in for the three guests to eat an entire calf Subhanallah The question is the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala descended upon Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. Because of all his beautiful qualities? Do we have
the quality of honoring the guests? Are we from amongst those Really? When? Well, the problem is actually the sword is double edged. One is we visit people precisely at lunchtime. That's also difficult, or we visit them exactly when we know that now it's time for food. And you know, people today have not prepared for many, but at the same time if people have arrived at our home and it's mealtimes or even if it is not mealtimes how many of us actually have a smile and with a happy face very very happily. We can cancel that trip to the mall and we can actually now Mashallah fry whatever we have to and serve the samosas and the the drinks and all that for the sake of Allah
subhanho wa Taala is most probably honoring the guest you will find that Allah subhanho wa Taala as mercy will descend, remember, if someone's name is written on some sustenance, that particular morsel of food will only go to that mouth, even if it means it had to be in your
Home. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding. So we also need to honor the guest, Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam came and he noticed that these people were not eating how upset to some women get and some men as well, when you prepare the luscious meal and the people you've invited don't even eat. Well the answer we normally give us we say there's lots of Baraka in that food Mashallah. So the reality is people will eat as much as they can. In this case, the angels did not eat obviously, they were angels they were, they did not partake of the food of this dunya and Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam became slightly worried. And according to one verse, He questioned and
he says, Look, I'm worried, and they told him, Do not worry.
Do not worry at all. And his wife was standing there, she happened to laugh and they informed him. Good news, they say, they told him we are the bearers of good news, we have come to inform you have a son, a son, whose name shall be his hat, and after that he shall have another son known as Yaqoob blessing generation and progeny. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all blessings and best blessing progeny. I mean, so his wife questioned, he questioned, I am such an old man, where am I going to have a child at this age? The answer obviously to all of us, never lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Everything is possible for the for the supreme creator, or believes that
he will be the one who create who created from nothing.
Do you think it is impossible for him to then assist us in the reproductions or in the reproductive system? Even if it means after 20 years, it is not impossible, but we need to have hope. And we need to understand the decree of Allah is final. If that was his decision not to give children to certain people. So be it today we have a huge problem. Those who don't have children are complaining. Yeah, Allah, I don't have children. Those who have children are also complaining. Yeah, Allah, My children are disobedient. Those who have males are complaining your ally don't have female. Those who have female Yeah, Allah I don't have male. Those who have both are saying Yeah, Allah, these are a
handful and those who don't have any once again, we get back to the same complaint. Look at
look at how ungrateful we've become Allah subhanho wa Taala says just accept my decision. Some will have this some will have that some will have both and some will have neither May Allah subhanho wa Taala make our Eman strong. It's not easy to accept that deal. But there is a level of Eman which we will enter Jenna in return for having accepted without questioning inshallah. So Abraham Allah is Salatu was Salam thereafter, began to question these angels. So why are you here? They told him we are here in order to go and serve certain punishments to the people of Luth alayhi salatu salam who have been engaged in sodomy, and homosexuality and so on. So he became worried he said, Look, there
is no Polly Salam is part of the nation that you have been instructed to go and destroy. They told Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam we know better who is in that locality in that area. We know Luther is there alayhis salam, we will save him and some of his members, some of the members of his family.
So thereafter, they went to loot alayhi salatu salam area, and amazingly May Allah subhanho wa Taala save us all save us all. the daughters of loot Allah is Salatu was Salam who were clean, pure girls. They saw these young men and they stopped them. They went to call their father saying you know, they are strange men coming in here. If the men of our community see these strange, good looking men, they will counsel them for evil and immorality. May Allah save us the Quran makes mention of this. And they loot Allah His salatu salam went to see them according to one narration when nightfall when the night fell, then loot la salatu salam brought them in to his house and when the news spread in
the community that there are three handsome looking men who have come to loot la salatu salam, unfortunately the dirty filthy men of the community ran to his house, wanting to break the door down and loot Allah His salatu salam the verses we read tonight make mention of the fact that he offered his daughters to the to the community saying if you really have to, these are my daughters take them low Akbar. And they told Luther, oh Luther you know that we are not interested in women. May Allah subhanho wa Taala says goddess and imagine they didn't know that these were messages. In fact, loop Allah is salatu wa salam was not aware at that moment that these were actually melodica who came
with punishment. But Allah subhanho wa Taala always ensures that the punishment is deserved to a nation before it is served.
The punishment is deserved, and therefore when these people came in, they literally broke down that door and
Nutella is Salatu was Salam was so worried he began to scream at them yell at them these are my guests don't disgrace me when it comes to my guests. And these guests told Luth alayhi salatu was Salam. In
Arabic Allah II also you know, in a big way we are messengers we are angels who have been sent by Allah. These people will never be able to get to you know they get to us pack your belongings and leave this area now by night. And don't turn back at all to see what has happened. It is reported that according to one of the narrations
gibreel alayhi salatu was Salam XWing actually dug underneath the entire community, the entire locality, and it lifted them up all the way to the skies and flip them upside down, and they dropped from there. May Allah subhanho wa Taala save goddess, that is the punishment of engaging in such activity that Allah subhanho wa Taala has served. And remember, it is something very, very serious. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. We also need to understand that Allah subhanho wa Taala as punishment that has been served really, the severity of the punishment shows the severity of the crime itself. And in this case, we've seen that these communities and this these localities were the
people of low Talia salatu wa sallam lived, they were reduced to rubble. And none had saved the Wrath of Allah subhanho wa Taala. May Allah save our offspring, from homosexuality, and from sodomy and so on man And may Allah subhanho wa Taala save us as well. And may Allah cure all those who have the sickness and disease and May Allah subhanho wa Taala show His mercy upon those who have turned to him and May Allah direct us all in the right path. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of a very, very beautiful point.
We all know that many people have been trying to mock at Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the messenger of Islam and listen to what the Quran says. The Quran addressed the Prophet peace be upon him directly. And the Quran says after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was
laughed at and they mocked at him Allah says in cafes kathina can Mustang z, definitely, we suffice you against are we suffice, we are enough for you, against those who mock and gear we are enough for you, we will protect you, we will ensure that those who laugh at you, those who market you it will be really and truly against them and not for them in any way. The more they laugh at you, the more they market you the greater your followers in number will become and also in quality. Take a look at the quality of the Muslim in did it not really and truly, go slightly higher. When people try to bless him Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, suddenly the Muslims became conscious of themselves.
Amazing. That's what Allah says in the Quran. With the more they mock, the more they laugh and scoff and cheer. You don't worry, it can only have a positive effect and impact. This is what the verse of the Quran says. Many people have turned to Islam after people tried to bless him the messenger recently, many people turn to Islam, so many that it has become a worrisome figure for those who do not want the masses to convert to Islam. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the man and your team that we do not need to protect the messenger It is Allah, the One who loves him the most will definitely protect the most beloved May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant His holy man. Then Allah
subhanho wa Taala also makes mention of a point that we all need to learn from, he mentioned to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam regarding the fact that
many of the people when they were uttering such utterances, he obviously hurt the Messenger of Allah. More so for the correctness of the deen with us if someone insults us, it hurts us for ourselves. We worried about our dignity, our status in society, we want to clarify our name and so on the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not worried about that. He was worried about the deen and the religion and the message. He did not want the message to be blemished. And for that reason, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the fact all our Cardinal mo k lb casado aka Bhima habima yokoo
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Moodle Rebecca has to karaoke when we know that your heart is actually narrowed, narrowed, meaning you feel you feel the feeling of hurt in your heart. When they make these utterances Allah subhanho wa Taala says, the solution for that is to declare the greatness of your Creator at all times to glorify Allah to engage in this be and meet the spirit meaning, the glorification of Allah, the praising of Allah and be from amongst those who are found in the condition of prostration
in most times, or at most times, which means constantly regularly, find yourself in solitude, and you will have inshallah cure from this feeling. Now with us today, our feelings are slightly different, some of us are depressed, some of us are suffering different tension and stress and so on in our lives. Still, the solution is increase your solitude, do you know that the posture of such that is the only position when the brain is lower than the heart amazing when the brain is lower than the heart and the blood from the heart actually flows to the brain with no effort whatsoever? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a lesson from that. I've also read certain research on that.
And it is amazing how that posture of frustration when a man puts his head on the ground, in the position of sujood. It is the only position whereby the brain and the entire head is actually below the heart, every other position, the brain is either equal or in line or slightly higher, as we know now in the standing position in the sitting position and so on. May Allah subhanho wa Taala remove all our stress and depression and may we be from amongst those who can increase our sujood and RSV, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us conviction that the Quran is definitely the truth. quickly moving on to the next sutra, which is named after the BS sutra. Nan, Allah subhanho wa Taala
mentions all his gifts in Surah, two nine and he commences with the gift of the various animals, the cattle, the horse, or the horses, the mules, the donkeys, the camels and so on. And then he makes mention of what they are used for, and the fact that they have been created for you, oh man, take a look at the cow for example, the cattle, simple animals, but economies of entire countries are based on a cattle on a cow's at times or on agriculture if you want to be more specific. And Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying we have created the kettle for you to benefit from, from its meat from its hide from its milk, and from everything, even from moving certain goods from point A to point B
Do you know recently, we had an earthquake in Pakistan. And if anyone had followed the happenings, there were certain areas that could only be reached on the back of a donkey because Allah has created the donkey differently from other animals. You can have whatever mode of transport you want, but that donkey can climb hills, it can climb mountains, it can climb rocky land, Sandy land and so on. It's amazing how Allah makes mention of that also in this surah to none and Allah says you will need these animals in order to transport certain goods that other items cannot transport for you and you may not be able to transport unless with great difficulty. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala
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the crop and Allah says we send down water from the skies that water is used for so much. In fact, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the fish as well. Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the fact that that boats and ships move at sea and Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention also of the various pearls and jewels that are extracted from the deep sea and Allah subhanho wa Taala says all this we have created for you Do you realize that then he says we have also created the night and the day solely for you Oh man, and we have created the sun and the moon for you and the stars for you. And we have created the various colors for you. Imagine if we had to see just black and white or
imagine if everything was black and white. Wouldn't life be so boring. But today Mashallah we have so many colors. Do we realize that these colors are times
there to brighten up our day sometimes we see a bright color. It puts us in a very, very good mood. And sometimes if we've unfortunately painted our house with dull colors, as soon as
We enter the home, we feel that it is infested with gin, not realizing that it is the dull color that we've used, the light in the house is not very good and so on. It is making us feel dull. We feel we are possessed because we have not made correct use of the color scheme that Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed us with May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us really and truly the acceptance to benefit from the various colors and the gratefulness, the gratitude that really and truly we owe Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mentioned still of the mountains and the fact that he has carefully placed them on earth in order to maintain the equilibrium and the
balance. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says even underneath the ground, we have spread various minerals and various items of value in different places in order to create an equilibrium. And we've actually Allah says we have spread it and scattered it according to a certain measure. And it will never ever go beyond that measure. Everything is planned and calculated by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, the rivers and the paths and the roads that we make easy for you to build that to is a gift from us.
And then Allah subhanho wa Taala also makes mention of MOOC.
And he says, Do you know the white, pure MOOC? Where does it come from? From the same cow between the filthy dung of the cow and the bread blood of the cow in the middle? Allah subhanho wa Taala says, we extract this MOOC for you pure to drink, everybody. Everybody is quenched with that milk. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us appreciation at least the acceptance to appreciate his name and his gifts. And then he wants all of us explaining his independence and I end with this Allah subhanho wa Taala says for
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que una they know every gift that Allah has given them, they know the gifts very very well. And then they still want to deny and they still want to deny the gifts they still want to deny my presence as a creator supreme single alone. Allah subhanho wa Taala says Nay, a lot of them disbelief and a lot of them are ungrateful. May we not be from amongst those who are ungrateful or sallallahu wasallam ah Bara Karolina? Vina Mohammed Subhan Allah Subhana kalamaki Hamdi a shadow Allah Allah, Allah