Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2006
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu lillahi wa kafa wa salam ala Eva de la Vina stafa
All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and blessings upon all his companions and blessings upon all of us until the day of pm May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding and May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant his acceptance on other llama beloved brothers and tears listeners, we are moving into the last 10 nights of the month of Ramadan. And we should definitely ask ourselves, how much use we have made of this month of Ramadan, to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala every single one of us should not be oblivious of the fact that we may never, ever see another month of Ramadan and we may pass into the
mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala possibly even before the end of this month, may Allah grant us all forgiveness. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala raise our level and May He grant us the intercession of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Today I wish to go into a few lessons that we learned from Seurat.
The durations or the stories, this surah is dedicated to musala. His Salatu was Salam his entire life. And as I've mentioned, that every time the story of a messenger is repeated, the highlight is a different point. Here in Surah Tsukasa, Allah subhanho wa Taala is highlighting the birds and the method of breastfeeding of Musa la salatu salam followed by how he spent part of his youth and his teenage and slightly post, teenage and so on, and thereafter, how he got married and what happened and thereafter how he was granted the prophethood. That is the crux or the message of sort of sauce, and we have a lot to learn from it. What we have primarily to learn from this story of musala his
Salatu was Salam and from the stories of all the other mBiA hemos salatu salam is that they were the chosen ones. But they went through similar problems and difficulties that we go through. And they also had lives that they led which Allah subhanho wa Taala is making clear to us at times the difficulties they went through, in fact, almost every time the MBR leymah Salatu was Salam went through greater difficulty than the rest of us. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala make a strong when difficulty comes in our direction. It does not mean Ally's upset with us. It depends how we react. If we react, moaning and groaning and complaining and losing contentment, then it is a punishment.
But if we react with lots of contentment with the idea of Allah subhanho wa Taala it becomes a blessing no matter what it was, and it becomes a point of the raising of ranks as Allah subhanho wa Taala has informed us in the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam in Allah either I have Bab Danny but Allah, it is when Allah subhanho wa Taala loves someone that he tests that person even more May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all tests that we will pass and may He not grant us tests that will be too difficult for us to pass. As we've heard robina wala to hum Mila Malabo catalana de la foreign goofy Lana waterhen
una una comida z sing, let me translate just part of that we are lost mannahatta Allah mentions a drop in Surah Baqarah right at the end. And he says, Oh my love but and this is meant to be made by all of us. Do not burden us with that which we will not be able to shoulder in a nutshell do not test us with tests that will be too difficult for us to pass. May Allah grant us all upliftment. So right at the beginning Allah subhanho wa Taala inspired the mother of Musa alayhis salatu salam inspired her to do what inspired her to take care of this little child in a manner that fear around would not be able to execute the child, we all must be aware of the fact that fear around and
Pharaoh was actually slaughtering the male children every second year and musala is Salatu was Salam was born in the year when the children were being slaughtered. Because he was told he was told by a fortune teller that there is going to come a man from Vanessa, who is going to who is going to remove you from the seat of yours, and who is going to be victorious over you and your army. And if you're around could not stand the thought of it. So he began to execute the tyrant he began to execute all children who are born every second year because that was the prediction and Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of how
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do mean animals Annie, she was inspired that you breastfeed this child. And whenever you are fearing for the child, just put her put the child into the water, and in a little basket, and don't worry, we will take care of the child and we are definitely going to return your child to you. And that child is going to be from amongst the messengers. So masala is Salatu was salam, his mother was concerned, even though she was reassured through inspiration, that definitely my child is going to be a different child, a child who is going to be sent with a powerful message, but she still had a lot of worry.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of how the family the wife of Iran had actually picked up this basket with a child in it. And some of the members of the family had passed the comments that let us keep this child and let us look after the child because he did not have children according to some of the narrations that have got to us. And he was very interested, she was extremely interested in keeping this child what a good looking handsome child musala his Salatu was Salam. And around was very skeptical. He knew that there is something amiss here. And he said, No, let us kill this job.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of what the wife of Iran said, we'll call it moto zerona
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this child Do not kill this child. Because the child is the coolness of my eyes and yours. And we may benefit from this child and possibly adopt the child take the child as our own. And definitely later on musala is salatu salam benefited even the wife of Iran and those from amongst the family of Iran who had accepted the message was that message not goodness, was it not benefit. So the statement she had uttered was correct as an Indian foreigner, there is a possibility that he will benefit us and he did in the long run. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us or benefit from the messenger from the messages of the messengers of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and Allah makes
mention of how then they left this child and they did not execute him. But Allah says,
Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the miracle of masala is Salatu was Salam that he did not suckle from any breast. But Allah made sure that he was returned to his mother that was the only breast he cycled from there was a huge search in the entire kingdom of Iran for a woman whom musala his salatu wa salam would suckle from her breast and none other than the mother. Did this happen to And may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all conviction and the Akin in his power and his might, definitely those who have been separated from their children for whatever reason, do not lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He is the one who is able to return those children Just
have faith and your kin. And Allah says, For Adana.
We returned him to his mother in order to cool her eyes and in order that she may not be sad. So Panama, the drama of a mother is so powerful that it affects the children immediately. One Hadith Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam swore he wants every single one of us and he says, Be careful of the do out of your parents against you. For if a parent makes a dua against a child, there is no barrier between the two and Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah not make us disobedient children, at times very childish behavior from us, immature behavior, we sever ties with our own parents for nothing. Yes, if there is a solid reason and even if there is causal, there are limits and Allah
subhanho wa Taala says that you will still be good to your parents do not earn their wrath and anger unless they are order you to do something that is against my commands. And this was a dua made by a mother for the child. And I'm encouraging every single person here who is a parent to always know
Do for your children even if they happen to be disobedient. Don't even let that tongue of yours slip, because there is no barrier between a parent's
for a child or against the child. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us all obedient children. So Allah subhanho wa Taala then makes mentioned after speaking about how fortunate he was Musa alayhis salam was at that young age and how he was protected and returned to his mother Allah subhanho wa Taala says, What does Allah Almudena Allah Haney was lacking when
he entered the city, whilst most of them were asleep, it is reported it was the time of the afternoon. Why did he enter at that time and what is this entrance all about? Allah subhanho wa Taala has informed us that musala is Salatu was Salam was brought up in a miraculous manner. The enemy used to look after him, without realizing that the child I'm actually bringing up here is going to be the cause of my distress in the future. And at the same time, the mother of this particular child was also comforted by the child being returned on a regular basis to that mother and the mother had already informed the child who the child was and what exactly was happening. So
as he entered the city, because there was fear of the life of musala, his salatu salam, and he entered the city, a very strong men obviously fed with the best of food brought up in the best of houses in the biggest of palaces, Subhan Allah and upbringing that his mother would have never been able to afford. He was granted by the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And a big burly man who Salah is Salatu was salam, huge, powerful, he entered the city and he noticed people fighting two boys, two men fighting one was from Israel and the other was from the coptics the Akbar and who Salah is Salatu was Salam went forth.
One of the men demand from Vanessa in sought assistance Allah makes mention of it. And musala is Salatu was Salam went forth, just to see what was happening and served the first blow of his life. He actually fisted this man, and Allah says firewalkers homosassa musala is salat wa salam fisted this man for cabo la, the man died immediately on the spot. Imagine how powerful masala is salat wa salam must have been one first and he was dead. Immediately there was regret because it was unintentional. Very unintentional, that was not the intention. Allah had Amina Manisha.
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immediately he said, Oh my Rob, this is from the doings of shaytan I have oppressed myself, forgive me. Allah says we forgive him immediately. So whenever we have committed sin, don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. In the case of moose Allah is Salatu was Salam. It would be difficult to say it's a sin. It was a mistake. But even the mistakes we need to seek forgiveness obviously from Allah will forgive us in the same way that he has forgiven musala his salatu salam and the others. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all turning to him before it is too late.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the next day, when Musa alayhis salam Salatu was Salam saw the same man from below Islam in fighting that man, Mousavi salat wa salam assistance was sought once again by the men. And as musala his salat wa salam stepped in the direction of this man from Israel. He was the only one who had witnessed the murder the previous day.
And he was worried. Kalia Moosa de taco toolani
oh musasa you are walking to me? Do you want to kill me in the same way you killed the man yesterday, and by saying that the people had heard who committed the murder, it was the will of Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted musala salaatu wa Salaam to leave that land for a period of time.
So what had happened is when the news spread, a man came to musala Salatu was Salam telling him that the people are after you, you've committed the murder, and now they are after you You'd better leave this particular city of ours. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says masala is Salatu was Salam was inspired to leave and to face Medina and when he got to madeon he made a dua. He says Oh Allah I am in need of anything you send in my direction. Any goodness you send in my direction I am in need of it. Once he made this drop or be in the bema
Sati Allah says we answered the door, but by doing what?
Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the situation when musala salat wa salam arrived in Meridian. And the people were
making their flock drink or making their sheep drink water. And he noticed two young women. And these women were right at the back and he went to them and he asked them, Why is it that you are standing right at the back? And in fact, what are you doing here? What are you doing here? Where all the men are? They immediately answered and they said, Do you know that we are waiting until everyone leaves because we are women folk, we are not meant to be here. But the reason why we are here and this was a clarification, boo Nasha
cabbie, our Father is an old man, he is unable to come here on his own, and we are doing him a favor, we are coming here. That is why you find us as women folk here, otherwise, we would not have been here. So musala salatu salam felt pity, and he helped them and assisted them. And obviously, as a huge man, he was able to complete the task very much faster than the previous days. And he returned the flock to them. They returned home early, they were asked by the father, who was according to the narrations to a ballet Salatu was Salam.
That How can you also early today, they reported the story. And the entire saga is named after this narration and the story that they had mentioned to their father Shai Bala, his salatu salam, according to the narrations, and the father was now happy. He wanted to see this man who is this man, a strange man. And the description is so grant so good, he is so honest, and he is a person full of dignity, humility, and so on. So he sent his daughters when his daughters went, alarm makes mention of bashfulness and the fact that they were they had shaming them.
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one of them walked towards musala Salatu was Salam. With full modesty, bearing in mind all the rules and regulations that Allah subhanho wa Taala had decreed upon them. And she walked and she told him, my father is calling you to give you a recompense for what you had done for us. And masala is Salatu was Salam walked, It is reported that he asked to walk in front of the woman rather than the back because he was fearing his gaze might fall on the woman if she was in front of him. So he asked her to walk at the back, which was also a positive point.
That point was then mentioned to the Father, by the daughters, that this man These are his qualities. Do you know the father proposed for marriage of one of his daughters to this man, just by knowing him for a very little while? Why? Because he knew this man is honest, straightforward. He seems to be very, very humble, and at the same time pious, righteous inshallah. So the father says, and this is a very big lesson for all of us, if we have daughters, don't be shy to propose, it is culture, to wait for a boy to propose for a girl that is culture. In Islam, we have been taught with so many examples, even in the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself, that if you have
a daughter, there is no harm in getting up and asking for the hand of a certain man, for your daughter. Look at this, Allah says that Dr. Allah is salatu wa sallam said, in very clear terms in the UI to an
attorney, I would like to get one of my daughters married to you straight. That was the proposal. And guess what the proposal was accepted. And he served them for several years and Alhamdulillah. He worked very hard and musala is Salatu was Salam was married. And that was the story of the marriage of musala salatu salam, we've drawn a lesson from it. And I hope it's a huge lesson. Because at times we have daughters who are seated, waiting, waiting for something to drop from the skies, it's not going to drop, we need to get up and make an effort. We need to look for the young boys and we need to know who they are their qualities we need to find them in the massages and so on. And if we
have found someone, don't be shy to talk to them and their parents, that is the way forward in sha Allah. May Allah subhanahu wa taala remove us from the shackles of culture, which is actually killing our own daughters. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala bring us forth to Islam and grant us the ability to surrender to the simple straightforward rules and regulations of this Deen.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of how masala is Salatu was Salam was moving with his family. And we spoke about this a few days ago and how he had received revelation and become a newbie on his way back from Medina and Allah subhanho wa Taala
Also has made mentioned in several other places about how he went to Freetown and how he round turned him away, and how the magicians were called in. And the magicians also turned to Islam and turned to musala. His salatu salam thereafter, Allah subhanho wa Taala in the surah, with the story of a very rich man known as our own Soraka sauce has. The second part of the surah is connected to a story of our own, and I'm sure we've heard the words, or the name our own. He was a very rich man who was granted so many treasures, that it was difficult for a group of strong men to just carry the keys. To those treasures, imagine what type of treasures he may have had. Today, we've got one safe
and we feel like we are above the globe. Today, we've got a small amount of cash in our pockets, or a little credit card, a plastic card and we feel that Subhanallah we are above the globe, not realizing that we may just be engaging in transactions that may not be halal contaminating our entire system. Mallanna do that to us. But here was our own. He became arrogant and proud. That is the lesson from Surah two cos as well. What pride and arrogance does when Allah has given us wealth, it must bring us closer to the ground, we must really talk to people in a manner that we do not display fourteeners and we do not display that we are greater than thou May Allah subhanho wa Taala
grant us all humility and humbleness. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala bring us to the ground and at the same time may grant a sustenance that is just enough for us that we do not become too arrogant and too proud. And when we die, those whom we leave behind, do not fight and tear that wealth to pieces and kill each other in the process. That is what is happening today. There is greed overtaking the oma of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam thereby tearing the mind to pieces that Elena do that to us. So qarun he began to say oh, this is my wealth in
the I have been granted this wealth due to my own knowledge, my expertise, it's got no connection to any superior being and so on. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says there were people around him who used to wish that they had what he had. But the knowledgeable said, when you see a rich person and he is full of pride and arrogance, make dua that Allah saves you from that type of wealth. That is what the knowledgeable said. We'll call and levena.
Dasani those who are granted knowledge they said, the reward that Allah grants people and what Allah grants subhanho wa Taala the people is much better. And the good deeds are much better for a person. If only that person understands let us all try and increase our bank balance with Allah subhanho wa Taala by engaging in extra events, especially in the month of Ramadan, and even after the month of Ramadan. And Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of how one day rune and all his treasures and everything that belonged to him was
was buried in the ground. When they got up in the morning, they didn't see cartoons palace, they didn't see him they didn't see his treasures. They were wondering what had happened. And immediately they realized this was the punishment of the Creator Himself. And Allah says the drama or the wish of those who had been wishing what he had immediately turned around was ballerina Charmin omaka moville Mc afolu
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pasa Sabina, the those who had been wishing previously to have what qarun had the said, just as well Allah did not give us had he given us he would have also buried us with our own Alhamdulillah that Allah subhanho wa Taala did not give us the lesson is that every single one of us should ask himself or herself. What do I have, Allah has given me and favored me above others, sometimes not only in wealth, sometimes in knowledge, sometimes in looks sometimes in something else in intelligence and so on. That must never make your head blow up. When I say blow up, I mean, you must never feel that you are now higher than others because Allah subhanho wa Taala can take it away now. And Allah
subhanho wa Taala can disgrace if he wills may not do that to us. Every time you have, you need to come down closer to the ground, mix with people try and help people in their problems become closer to people do not display your arrogance and pride because if that is what is going to happen, then look at what happened to around that and look at what happened to our own as well. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us in Surah langkah booth which is a sort of that we call
pleated today, the center of the spider, Allah subhanho, wa Taala has very beautifully chosen the spider. And the point that Allah is raising in this particular surah is that those who call out to others besides Allah, and those who have
their houses in this dunya, and all these bricks and everything that is solid in the dunya, and they feel they are protected, they should understand that they are similar to a spider that also feels very protective in its own house and home, which is the web. And Allah says, we're in
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the weakest house or whom you could ever have is the house of a spider, which is the web, if only you understand. And if only you they know Allah says that if only they know what that in the same way we look at the spider, and we see that it has a web to us, even the wind will make that web move. And the times if it is slightly stronger wind even with a little fan that is battery operated, we may be able to destroy that web. When we walk past we don't even realize we've walked past the web, sometimes we only feel the web brushing on our face. And at times we only see it later on and our clothes and so on. That is how weak it is. Yet the spider feels it is so secure, because it is
catching the flies and the other insects and so on. It is in trapping all these little fleas and so on, and the spider feel so secure. But we can see the comparison that that spider is being foolish by thinking it is so secure. Because we are so powerful and we understand it and Allah is saying and I am more powerful than all of you. So don't think that the these houses you are in made of bricks and everything and the solid structures that you have, don't think they are going to help you in any way. If I if my Ross has to overtake you, it will go through in the same way that when you walk through a web nothing, nothing is noticed. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding the
insignificance of men's homes and men's structures in the eyes of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and Allah decides to make that clear to us by giving us an example. The example of the spider and Allah says, again, not only the physical structures, but Allah sees even those who are making to add to others. Listen to the verse, it's a powerful verse. And it is a very, very powerful verse. Allah subhanho wa Taala says methylone Latina
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Those who seek protection through Alia besides Allah. Alia means protectors. Those who seek protection via protectors besides Allah are similar to the spider that has sought protection by its own house, which is a web and the next verse is, indeed the weakest of homes is the web of a spider. So Allah is saying even spiritually, be careful, don't build a web around you. You must understand if you are going to call out to Allah alone, that is when you will have something solid that will protect you otherwise you are equivalent to a spider and that is why in Surah, Tonka booth right at the end, Allah says regarding the dunya one man has he will hire to dunya Allahu Allah.
Definitely, this life of the dunya is play and amusement. And the true life is that of the Akira if only they knew and Allah says, making mentioned obviously of the comparison of the spider were either Aki boo filfil ki de la, De nada, de
Ll Bernie either moo, moo Shifu when they are on a boat, and when they are at sea, then they call out to us and US alone without partners, because they know if anything was to happen to their ship, then there is none who can help them besides Allah. This is speaking of the spiritual protection, obviously spiritually, being protected by Allah means that you have something solid around you that will definitely protect you. And Allah says, As soon as we let them land on the coast, they begin to engage in schilke once again, and they associate partners with Allah calling out to others besides Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala warns us and he says that is equivalent to the
spider feeling so protected and yet when the destruction comes, the spider will go without
salutely any feeling whatsoever by the destroyer, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all understanding and Allah subhanho wa Taala in solitude and Kabuto makes mention of how powerful the people of Shriver add and some mood. And Allah says, Go and look at their homes
Misaki you go and see, it is very clear for you from the homes of adding some wood and so on what we did to them, we destroyed them
in such a manner that even the spider webs would probably have a remainder when you are finished destroying that particular web, but with their homes, there is nothing that remains. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Look, they were more powerful than all of you put together and yet we destroy them just like that. And then Allah says what? una
una wha ha waha manna, Allah says, around Harmon and all of these tyrants, Allah says some of them we sent a tremor to them, some of them we sent earthquakes, some of them we destroyed them through the wind and the weather, and some of them we caused them to drown. Allah says, these are all our armies, and all these armies are far huger than what men can imagine. Remember, if Allah wants to destroy us now, he just has to cause a little tsunami, may Allah save us, you know what destruction it can do? We all know what it can do, but who says it cannot come to us? It can. Therefore we need to learn from these examples and we need to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala before it is too late.
inshallah Tomorrow, I will be mentioning a few points from Surah to whom the surah which is named after the Romans, and then we will move on to Seurat Look man, look man who was an African man who was a very, very wise man alayhi salatu wa sallam he was not in the B. But his advice to his child and his son is mentioned by Allah subhanho wa Taala for our benefit, and that shows us that no matter what color a person is, if that person is wise that is where we need to learn from that particular person. And we must also realize that allows mentioning of the story in the Quran is because it happens to be correct and it is a lesson for all of us. thereafter we will move on to
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