Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2006
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen. All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Also Leo sallim ala Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi as main blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and upon all his companions and followers, including ourselves and our offspring up to the day of pm on May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us steadfast
to commence with inshallah, I will be completing the explanation of some of the verses that we had read in last night's tarawih
and I am referring here to subrata neuro, the surah that Allah subhanho wa Taala has named after his own lights. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us some more in the dunya as well as in the in the surah. Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us the contrast between light and darkness. And Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us rules and regulations if we abide by them, we will achieve new in the dunya as well as the Salah. And if we are to throw aside and disregard these rules and regulations, it will result in our downfall and the darkness of our own selves in our day to day lives on our faces as well as in the Sierra. And as I explained, a pseudo loss of Allahu alayhi wa sallam will be waiting
to recognize every single member of his oma from the shining of the places that have been washed. whilst they used to make Hulu in the dunya May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from amongst those who can concentrate when engaging in the great act of worship known as booboo. I mean, so Allah subhanho wa Taala, as we had mentioned last night, makes mention of Xena and the fact that that is the first sin that if someone engages in it, it will result in the snatching away of the note. And it will result in the taking away of the contentment and happiness in their lives. May Allah grant us all happy lives.
It is no coincidence that Allah subhanho wa Taala commences sought to know, with the issue of Xena and fornication and adultery. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us thereafter, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of something worse than adultery. something worse than fornication is to accuse an innocent person of adultery and fornication that is worse than the crime itself. The reason is, the minute someone accuses a person of committing such as sin, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Koran, that it becomes incumbent upon that person to come up with four very good Muslim eyewitnesses who have seen the act, if not such people should be flogged in public lashed in public. And they
should be it should be announced that these people are in fact, liars. And if ever they were to bear witness in any regard, it will be rejected. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all. So today when people utter the words, and I'm going to say the words because they are common. So and so is going out with so and so do you realize how grave that statement is? Do you know what is meant by going out in today's terminology? Do you know what it is referring to? Do you know how serious that statement is? If it were in the form of a single drop of a different color, it would change the color of the entire oceans according to one generation of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So
let us try and concentrate on our own weaknesses. If we have seen people engaging in evil and evil, try to speak to them in a positive manner. Do not go around spreading gossip because that does not solve the problem that is an Islamic, even if they were engaged in the sin. By spreading tales about them it becomes Riba the sin of that particular crime that they've committed will be shouldered by the one who is spreading the story. May Allah subhanho wa Taala save goddess and for this reason, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has warned us in many narrations that Be careful of your good deeds being snatched away and taken away and given to others. As we've mentioned in previous night's
then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the good people. And when rumor comes to the ears of those who are good believers, what should they do? Allah makes mention of what happened to the wife of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Chateau de la and her when she was accused, now it will be of the same act and it caused a lot of distress in Medina at the time. And Allah subhanho wa Taala after almost a month, revealed verses which cleared her name and Allah clarified the various categories of people some had missed and spoiled their tongues by accusing the most pure of women. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant a safe
At times we today accuse women who might be secretly the friends of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we don't know, we might be accusing men who might be Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we don't realize that the Hadees could see Allah subhanho wa Taala informs us through His Messenger, ma na da li, Li Jun,
two who have been harmed, Whosoever, Whosoever has harmed a single friend of mine, I declare war against that person ally saying this. And for this reason, sometimes we have people not only accusing others have Zina, but making the lives of some of the good Muslims a difficult life meaning making their lives difficult. You will find that that person will never taste contentment in his or her own life. Especially their own amount of this Deen. May Allah subhanho wa Taala use them to serve this Deen and to uplift or to result in the upliftment of this Deen And may Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us from amongst those who make their lives difficult because if someone is used by
Allah subhanho wa Taala to serve Deen in any way, then we come about and make their lives difficult, we can rest assured that our lives will be even more difficult in return. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not do that to us. So Allah says
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bu when the true believers listen to such accusation which was leveled against Sharia law, and even accusation that may be leveled against any other believers, because of their goodness, they will compare that sin to themselves and they will ask themselves as good meaning could we ever do that? If we cannot, then definitely the story is alive. It is a fabrication. It is something totally unacceptable. And those who have come up with that story should bring up for witnesses if they don't bring up for good witnesses. They are in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the biggest of liars and Allah subhanho wa Taala continues to say while
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if such stories of accusation come to you, whether they are concerning a shot of your loved one, or anyone else, the best is to say let us not miss our tongues with such filth and such dirty speech. We are not meant to be speaking this type of speech. And definitely we should say that this is a lie. It is something fabricated. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us steadfast and May Allah save us from rumors being spread about ourselves. Remember, as we've been mentioning, almost every night the sword is double edged. One is those committing this crime should stop committing it inshallah, meaning the crime of Zina and those committing the crime of accusation should also stop committing
it. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from others making our lives difficult. And may He also protect us from making others lives difficult. I mean, and remember, the surah is named Seurat, no because if a person abstains from immorality and evil of the nature that is described in the surah inshallah, they will be shining with the new that Allah will bless them within the dunya as well as in the alpha and the new of Allah subhanho wa Taala includes contentment, contentment itself is no and happiness, prosperity in the dunya as well as in the alpha, then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the those men folk whom the women may lift their job in their presence, which means
those who those who are maharam those who are so close, so closely related to the females, that they do not have to engage in a job in their presence. And once again, after mentioning this, it is very clear as to what more would mean that Allah subhanho wa Taala will grant new to those who observe these rules notice almost all the regulations in Surah Noor are connected to the private pass, they are connected to the segregation and separation of sexes, they are connected to the reproductive system. Almost all the rules and regulations are connected to the social conduct of a Muslim when it comes to his or her relation with the other family members.
And the male and female of the family. May Allah subhanho wa Taala save goddess. So this should teach us something that Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions this in Surah two No, because those who are not interested in his rules and regulations will definitely become darker and the darkest, they will lose contentment, they will live every day in anxiety and they will be depressed so much so that there is a guarantee from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam in La Jolla, la you have more risk than boo boo, a person will definitely be prohibited sustenance and contentment and prosperity in sustenance because of a sin that that person may be engaged in, especially when it comes to Zina.
Allah subhanho wa Taala has taught us so beautifully through Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that a person who is involved in all sorts of
illicit affairs, will probably not know where his or her money was spent. They may have learned so much and they won't realize that why is it that this money is gone? Where is it that this money is gone? They probably would never understand it, unless someone had to show them that Do you know what you are engaged in haram? If you give that up? Allah subhanho wa Taala will grant you know in your sustenance in sha Allah, may Allah grant that to us. Thereafter, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of a very, very, very important verse.
This shows us the level of modesty in Islam.
Allah says, addressing the women, while I have driven abbiamo Julie in an ER llama yo feen Amina Xena T.
V a job that should be the ideal job should be to the degree that the women folk are conscious of the manner in which their feet would stamp the ground when they are walking on the ground, because those feet should not be standing on the ground in a manner that would make known their hidden beauty or that would attract people to their hidden beauty. And this applies to the type of footwear we actually would wear. So ideally, Java includes being concerned of what type of footwear we have, if that footwear is making noise that would attract the opposite sex, Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying it may just result in darkness, and it may just result in the loss of new metal or not do
that to us. And may our women folk become so strong, and may they be according to the teachings of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam may they be from amongst the best of women on this earth at the time? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all protection at the end of the Surah Surah. Allah subhanho wa Taala issued a stern warning to anyone who wants to go against the command of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and Allah says in very clear words,
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early so, let those Be warned or let the one who is going against the command of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam Be warned of a severe test or a severe punishment that will overtake that person. May Allah make us from amongst those who can surrender to the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala which comes to us through Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah, He Sumo Allah, We are so fortunate to be from amongst the oma and still being from amongst the times. It takes us time to actually think whether we want to do something that has been commanded in Islam, or whether we want to abstain from a prohibition that has been prohibited from the seventh heaven by Allah subhanho wa
Taala May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us steadfastness. The next surah is a very, very interesting surah which we completed this evening, it is known as Surah Al Furqan. For Khan, which is referring to the Quran actually means something that distinguishes between two issues, something that distinguishes between the opposites, that is the meaning of gun, so that which distinguishes between right and wrong, that which distinguishes between what is correct and what is incorrect. And that is the foreign the ultimate distinguisher is the Koran for your information. Surah Al Furqan is so interesting because almost every verse shows us a contrast and distinguishes for us two opposites.
If you take a look at the surah Allah subhanho wa Taala starts off by mentioning the Quran, the Baraka Latinas, for con Allah, how great and Glorified is the one Allah subhanho wa Taala who has revealed the Book which distinguishes to his messenger to
worshiper Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and Allah subhanho wa Taala in the surah makes mention of some of the accusations which were leveled against Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and some of the accusations leveled against the Koran, or call Allah Zina cafaro in her in his Cooney
the co founder of the time said that this is a fabrication and there are other people who have helped him to write down the Koran that was an accusation.
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if this book was from Allah subhanho wa Taala why wasn't it revealed like how Moses May peace be upon him musala his salatu salam book was revealed in one piece, why did it take so many years to review? That was also a question that they posed. And they also said, South
They said, These are stories of the past, which have been dictated to this man and they are being dictated day and night. And Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the fact that this is a revelation from Rob Boulez that he will jalon it is a revelation from Allah, it is not poetry, and because one of the accusations was this Quran is poetry. And not coincidentally, the very next surah is regarding the poet's and the fact that they to play a role and that role inshallah we will get to just now.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mentioned in Surah 241 of the clarification, he says, pole,
See, this revelation, this is a revelation from the one who knows the secrets of the skies and the earth, and that which lies between that and the one who knows the secrets of everything has revealed the spawn. In another verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and when making mention of the Quran sonori
We will show mankind signs in the horizons and signs within themselves as time passes to prove to man that this person is definitely the truth. How many scientific discoveries do we have that confirmed that the Quran has indeed spoken the truth? May Allah grant a strength and Allah subhanho wa Taala thereafter makes mention of that accusation that was leveled against a lot of the previous MDR he makes mention of it first in order to be known, as we spoke about last night, and tonight in the verses that we read Allah subhanho wa Taala or in the surah that was read, Allah makes mention of the same accusation which was leveled against Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam walk on Oh
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How can he be a prophet when he is eating and walking in the marketplaces, he should have an angel with him who comes down and who provides whatever he wants, and there should be a garden from heaven dropping from which are the fruits that this man should be eating all the angels should be eating and so many accusations and Allah says
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be comforted O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, every single profit that we've sent before you have been walking in the marketplaces, or has been walking in marketplaces, and every single profit has been eating food. So don't worry. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make a steadfast and Allah makes mention of in the beginning of the 19th chapter, the fact that a person who is in bad company will never be able to distinguish between right and wrong. Remember, this is Sudoku con. Allah makes a contrast. Why am I on both?
on the day of the AMA, the oppressor will come.
The one who had been in bad company will come up and he will say no, I should have been with the Prophet Why did I choose someone else as my friend? This proves to us that a person who does not have the right company will not be able to know what is right and wrong in this world. May Allah make us from amongst those who have the right company. It is no coincidence that Allah makes mention of good company in Surah two photon because photon is the distinguisher between right and
Wrong, and between good and bad, and so on. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala goes on, to make mention of Musa alayhi salatu was Salam. And as I said, Every time the story of any messenger is repeated, it is for a different reason. here Allah is making mention of the severity, the severe the the how severe the punishment
that was sent to these nations was and Allah says, well, Tina Moosa Wanaka attina musen kita Baba Jana Ma, Who
When we sent to musala, his salatu wa salam, the book, and we sent his brother as an assister to him. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, For coolness haba levena caribou Biya Tina.
We told them to go to those who had belied our science and thereafter we destroyed them. Totally Allah says that word destroying totally is referring to fear. And how Allah subhanho wa Taala destroys around the very next verse, Allah is showing how seriously he destroyed the people of North
The people of New Orleans salatu salam, when they belied we drowned them totally all of them, and we made them a sign for those to come. What was the sign? Do you know we say we are the children of Adam alayhis salatu salam, but the closest of our forefathers that we guarantee that we are all the progeny of his new Elijah salatu salam, all of us are the children of La Salatu was Salam because Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, that after, after the floods, nobody's families gave birth, besides New Orleans, salatu salam, everyone else died. He says in the Quran was Rita who whom
we made sure that only the family of Noah was the family that remained in the progeny that remains Subhana Allah. So every single one of us can guarantee that we are from the family of Noah alayhi salatu was Salam Firstly, and then from the family of Adam alayhi salatu was Salam that was the sign that was left for all of us. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala make a strong, then Allah makes mention of something very, very strange. The distinguishing factor between the water even the water knows what belongs to eat and what doesn't. What is meant by this, Allah says, or who will lead the Mirage
Allah says, He is the one who makes the ocean, the two oceans, but one side you will find will be very sweet and the other side will be salty. And Allah says Raja Allah Bina Houma. barossa
He is the one who has placed a distinguishing line between the two look surah Furqan no coincidence, but this verse is here, then Allah makes mention of yet another distinguishing factor or who will lead the house hola como una
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la he says that he is the one who created from water man. And this is referring to the semen May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us all pious offspring. And Allah says and he is the one who has created blood relations through birth, and relations through wedding and through marriage. Your in laws are distinguished from your blood family. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says there is a line between the amazing how Allah has distinguish the two. Again, no coincidence that Allah subhanho wa Taala has made mention of this in Surah, two four and
then Allah subhanho wa Taala continues to make mention of the day and the night as well clear difference distinguished look at the Quran, it is showing us every difference the day and the night. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, the sun and the moon the day and the night everything has been created by Allah subhanho wa Taala and clearly distinguished clearly different from the other. So you should understand the messages, understand what is right and wrong. Now comes the question after having seen all this. So who is it that Allah subhanho wa Taala is going to grant the power to be able to distinguish between right and wrong? The end of that surah many verses at the end of the surah
explain the qualities of the true believers, who will be able to distinguish without any difficulty, who is good, who is bad, who is good company who is evil, what is right what is wrong, what is correct what is incorrect, when when you will have the following qualities
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The true worshipers of the Most Merciful and Compassionate are those whom when they walk on the earth, they walk with humility. They are not proud and arrogant. That's the first quality you need in you, if you want to distinguish between right and wrong, then Allah subhanho wa Taala continues.
And he says, Those whom when the ignorant speak to them, they don't indulge and engage in lengthy discussions with the ignorance they just greet them and carry on. Either haba homolka hironaka who Salah when the ignorant greetham they just say peace to you, which means Don't worry, we are not at war with you. We will carry on you carry on. It's difficult to explain to certain people what is right and wrong. So Allah says, Don't be involved because they may just confuse you leave them carry on the next quality Allah says those who are in such dire
at all times those who are found establishing their Salah Allah subhanho wa Taala says
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those who by night, they make lots of Salah for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala by night, in the dark corners of the night in the dark hours of the night. Allah subhanho wa Taala his worship is definitely of a different level.
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Those who say, oh, our ABA, protect us from the fire of jahannam. Definitely the fire of jahannam is very, very severe. Maybe we should also engage in this two as I've been mentioning several to us as the evenings have been passing. This is also a dryer In fact, they are to us in tonight's versus the first one, Rob banner three fan.
keep away from us the punishment of jahannam the fire of jahannam for indeed that punishment is very, very painful and severe. May Allah keep it away from us, then those whom when they spend, they are neither too miserly, nor are they wasteful, well levena either.
those who mean they spend, they are not wasteful, nor are they miserly, but they strike the balance between the two. That is also equality that is needed. If someone is very extravagant, they won't be able to distinguish between right and wrong, someone very stingy, they won't be able to distinguish between right and wrong. Then Allah continues to say those who do not call out to others besides Allah, that is very, very serious crime. Those who associate partners with Allah will never see the light. May Allah protect us. Then Allah says, Those who have killed other human beings for no reason. they too will never see the light, they will never be able to distinguish between right and
wrong. Sometimes we are very upset with people. Allah says, When I a journeyman commission, an omen Allah Allah,
don't ever let your hatred for a nation lead you to be unjust never, always be just for It is Allah subhanho wa Taala or in fact it is closest to toccoa it is closest to the consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Thereafter, he makes mention of Xena. He says those who abstained from Xena, they are the ones who will be able to distinguish between right and wrong. Those who do not abstain from Xena would probably never be able to know what's right and wrong. They wouldn't even have the ability to distinguish between good and bad, who are good people who are bad because they themselves are
dipped in sin. Allah subhanho wa Taala says goddess, then Allah says, Those who engage in those who engage in constant Toba, constant Toba. Allah says what I will do for those who engage in constant Toba their sin, I will convert into good deeds on the right side of the scale such that when they come on the day of the AMA, they will be amazed and surprised Yeah, Allah, I did not engage in so many good deeds and they will be told no operation on this day. Did I not promise you that if you engaged in Toba, the weight of the sins would actually become weight of good deeds on the right side of the scale. That is such an eye of mercy, that if we were to think about it, we'd be crying all
night. May Allah subhanho wa Taala convert all the sin that we've committed into into good deeds on the right side of the scale. May Allah grant us Toba then Allah says, Those who do not bear false witness who do not deceive others who do not cheat others. Those are the ones who are the true worshipers of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And those whom when they are passing unnecessary and vain issues and vain talk, they pass very honorably and they do not engage in all that and
Those whom when they are reminded of what is right and wrong, immediately they take heed and they surrender. That is by far one of the most important qualities, those who, when they are reminded of what is right and wrong, they immediately surrender. That is the quality that was found in this harbor of the law. And that is why they were known as Sahaba. As I said in the past, just imagine if we were Sahaba, diverse of interest would have come down and we would have said, No, it's slightly different. The verse of Xena would have come down and we would have tried and justify something, the verse of backbiting would have come down and we would have said something, and so on. The Sahaba did
not even comment. Immediately they surrendered to the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala. That is why they could distinguish between right and wrong.
Then Allah says right at the end of the surah, those who make the following are Bana amin as why Gina
those who say oh robber, make from amongst our wives and offspring, those who will be the coolness of our eyes, yeah, Allah make my wife and our wives This is the make our wives the coolness of our eyes and make our offspring also the coolest of our eyes and make us the leaders of those who are conscious which means make us the most conscious of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. And Allah says, Allah encourages
those are the people who will earn and who will achieve the highest ranks of gender, because of their abstention from sin. And because of their restraint from that which we have prohibited. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant that to us and remember, I end with this note, if we are to really fulfill what Allah subhanho wa Taala has asked us to fulfill. We will be able to distinguish between right and wrong and we will be able to understand the Quran surrender to the truth. We will be able to see the light we will be from amongst those who will be able to judge what type of company is good for us and what is detrimental for us and we will know what is best for us. May Allah subhanho
wa Taala grant us origin inshallah, tomorrow we shall continue also Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad, Allah Subhana Allah homovanillic the shadow Allah Allah Allah