Ramadan 2006 – Durban – Day 23
Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2006
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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala nabina Muhammad Allah Allah He was happy to mine.
All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and blessings upon all of us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us, and may He have mercy on us in these blessed days of the month of Ramadan, may Allah subhanahu wa taala accept the listening of the Holy Quran. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from amongst those who can learn a lesson from the Quran and put into practice and teach others I mean,
we are moving on with the verses that were recited last night.
In surah, two Saba we Allah subhanho wa Taala has named the surah after a nation who were found in Yemen. And Allah subhanho wa Taala
gratitude and in gratitude in Surah Saba, where Allah subhanho wa Taala says he had given the people of Sabah a lot and they were told to sink him. That is the only commandment they had was to thank Allah Subhana who was Allah for what they had. And unfortunately, they did not send colossal anahola to Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala, destroyed whatever they had, and converted all the orchards that they had into worthless land, whatever grew on that land was always not fit for human consumption, because of their ingratitude. So May Allah not make us from amongst those who are ungrateful. And as I've said, in the past, gratitude is divided into two, firstly, to thank Allah
through our tongues, and we need to constantly thank Allah for whatever he has given us. And secondly, to find ourselves on the right side of the law of Allah subhanho wa Taala is also gratitude to get our force Allah is also gratitude, to give out our Zakah is also gratitude, to engage in that which we have been commanded is also gratitude and to abstain from that which Allah subhanho wa Taala has prohibited is in gratitude. And Allah subhanho wa Taala may just punish those who are ungrateful, in the same way that He punished the people of Sabah. In fact, in Surah, Sabah, Allah subhanho wa Taala draws a comparison and he has done this in many suitors of the Quran. One is
the people of Sabah and how Allah destroyed their crop and their plantations and their land. And the other is de la Salatu. Was Salam. Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of what Kingdom Allah had given de la Salim and Sulaiman alayhi salatu was Salam. In surah, Sabah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, What Allah, Allah who Heidi, we made soft steel, for Tao Danny salatu wa sallam, the iron and steel was made very soft for him, he could move it with his hands. And according to one narration, he could communicate with it, and it would become soft whenever he touched it. And Allah says, We also made sure all we gave out his salat wa salam as a gift. The fact that he could communicate with
mountains, and he could speak with the birds and whenever he used to engage in this via Allah had commanded the mountains and the birds and other creatures to engage in a collective, just be with God, Allah salatu salam, and Allah subhanho wa Taala commands, the family of download, and the lesson is for all of us, here Malou
anybody ashampoo family of the woods, and we know Sulaiman Allah salatu wa sallam was a child of doubt and a Salah. And Allah says oh family of doubt, Allah is salat wa salam, engage in sugar, make my sugar, be grateful for what I have given you. And Allah continues to say very few of my worship is actually grateful. So many of us are guilty of being given everything by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And still we have
second thoughts when it comes to Salah May Allah subhanho wa Taala make a steadfast on Salah. Believe me Salah is the most important pillar of this Deen as is mentioned by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and I spoke about that last night. And Allah subhanho wa Taala also makes mention of a clarification in this surah where
there was a rumor that had spread regarding the jinn. And the fact that the jinn know the unseen, the jinn know the unseen and Allah subhanho wa Taala says it clearly in another place in the Quran, that he is the only one who knows the answer.
cien Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam knew whatever Allah had informed him and definitely he was the greatest of all Allah subhanho wa Taala his creation so Allah subhanho wa Taala had informed him much more than he had informed others. But Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Allah Allah is watching.
law say that there is none in the skies or on Earth, who knows the unseen besides Allah subhanho wa Taala. So there was a rumor that had spread that the jinn also know the unseen. And Allah subhanho wa Taala clear this at the time of Sulaiman alayhi salatu was Salam. He was granted so much power, even in sort of sad, a surah that we read tonight, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of how Sulayman Allah is Salatu was Salam power and kingdom was so vast, he had Jean who worked for him and Jean who built buildings for him and castles and they would work whenever he was there. I think that is a habit of a lot of us, where the boss is there we all work when the boss goes we all tend to
play May Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us from amongst those type of people. If we have a duty, we need to fulfill it whether people are watching us or not. Because ultimately we owe the accounts to Allah subhanho wa Taala every minute of time is a who shall be taken account of by Allah subhanho wa Taala we should not cheat in work and at work. So the jinn were working and Sulaiman Allahu Salatu. Salam was watching them, he was standing with a stick, leaning on the stick, and he passed away in that condition whilst standing with his eyes open. That is what the Quran says. And the gym continued working thinking that this man is watching us. And after some time, when the ends ate the
stick of Suleiman Allahu Salatu was Salam. And he fell on the ground. It's mentioned very clearly in the Quran in surah, Sabah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, that is when the Jim realized that he has died and that is when it became clear to everyone that the jinn do not know the unseen had they known the unseen, they would definitely have known, even if they'd known that which was in front of them, they would have picked up that this man is not alive. But Allah created or caused the miraculous death of Sulaiman Allahu salatu salam, whilst he was standing with his stick, and he balanced like that with his eyes opened for as long as Allah wanted him to balance in order to prove
that none knows the unseen besides Allah subhanho wa Taala and those verses are mentioned in Surah Saba Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
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up in those verses in a nutshell. What I just mentioned moments ago regarding Philemon alayhi salatu wa sallam having been caused or made to die by Allah subhanho wa Taala in the position of standing once the jinn kind were all working. And when the little ants ate the stick, that is when he fell and that is when everyone knew or it became clear that the jinn do not know the unseen. Then we moved on to Seurat far last night, and alfalfa is one of the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The one who creates the Creator, the originator of creation is alpha. And Allah opens the verses of surah telepathic or surah started by saying al hamdu lillahi
wa T one, mentioning the greatness of the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Praise be to Allah who has originated the creation of the earth, the skies and everything and he has made the angels with wings 234 and more. Allah subhanho wa Taala has created jabril Allahu salatu wa sallam with 600 wings, each wing from the east to the west.
It is reported that the people of Luth la salatu salam when they were punished gibreel Allah His Salatu was Salam had actually put his wing one of his wings under the ground and lifted the entire nation right up to the skies and turn them upside down and that is how they were punished. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us just one of those wings look at the power that this wing was given, then we men think we are significant and we think we are a big deal so to speak. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala says goddess and May Allah make us conscious of the fact that we are definitely going to meet him very, very soon. And we need to prepare for the day we meet Allah subhanho wa Taala he is
most merciful. He is looking for any excuse to forgive me and to forgive you. And therefore let us give him
Excuse by engaging in
Toba and by turning to Allah subhanho wa Taala constantly, nobody is perfect. At the moment on the globe, no one is perfect. And we all need to engage in Toba. We need to constantly turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who was a perfect student to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Yet he did not need it. That is a lesson for all of us. And Allah subhanho wa Taala then has a loud loud message in Surah Fatiha after making mention of his power and after making mention of his messages, and after making mention of those who have denied the message Allah makes it very clear that we are indeed so insignificant. He says, Yeah, I
me. Oh people, you are indeed in need of Allah, you are beggars to Allah subhanho wa Taala. You are in need of Allah subhanho wa Taala at all times. And Allah is independent, the most powerful, the Praiseworthy, that is Allah subhanho wa Taala. And Allah continues to mention his might, and he is warning us in the very next verse after he tells us we are in need of him and he is not in need of us. He then says, He assured us
God, if Allah wills he can cause you to become extinct, and he can bring others in your place. if Allah wills he can do that. And in the Quran, he has told us to look at those in the past who he has done that to take a look at the people of all the previous ambia Allah salatu salam who were served with severe punishments, may Allah subhanho wa Taala not punish us And may Allah subhanho wa Taala Have mercy on us at all times. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala drawing a comparison of those who would like to listen with those who do not want to listen there is a message. The Quran has a loud and clear message in a nutshell that messages obey Allah and obey His Messenger and you shall find
success and if you disobey, then you shall lose and Allah subhanho wa Taala then says there is no similarity between the one who listens to the message and answers and the one who does not listen to the message there is no similarity the two are so different. Allah subhanho wa Taala says the difference of those two are as follows. And Allah gives more similarities. One is
the one who can see or the one who is blind and the one who can see are not the same. And a lot continues to say while Aloma to
the darkness is the plural is used here, the darkness and the light, the two are not the same, totally opposite, while
the shade and the heat of the sun are different, totally different and I'm sure we all know now that it is Ramadan when there is the scorching sun outside how a little bit of shade does us so much good. That is Allah subhanho wa Taala drawing our attention to the fact that those who respond to the call of the Quran and the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and learn this Deen truth Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says they are equivalent to those who can see they are equivalent to the light, they are equivalent to the shade. And as for those who do not want to take heed of the warnings of the Quran, they are just like those who are blind. They are just like the
darkness and they are just like the scorching burning sun in comparison to the shake. May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us all understanding, then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
that you are just a warner. Your duty is to convey the message and whether they listen or whether they take heed or not that is their own business which means they will be responsible for their
behavior and attitude towards the message. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from amongst those whom when we listen to the message, we can surrender to it. And may Allah subhanahu Allah grant us all upliftment in the next surah Allah subhanho wa Taala and I'm sure it's a beautiful tool which we all have memorized most of us inshallah sumati has seen Allah subhanho wa Taala has named that surah after these letters which are separated heroes Macaca the meaning of which only Allah subhanho wa Taala knows, but it is reported that he has seen is the name of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And where did that
come from. It came from the next verses. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, ya see,
Hakeem in amin and mousseline? Yes.
And Allah is taking an Assam by the Koran that is full of wisdom. And Allah says, indeed you are from amongst those who have been sent, who is from amongst those who have been sent Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So if one takes the term yeah seen as the person who is being spoken to, in these verses, they would then arrive at the conclusion that that is one of the names of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam yacine. Well, Quran Al Hakim ineta definitely you are from amongst the messengers, and Allah subhanho wa Taala in Surah. Yaseen makes mention of those who are blind, those who do not want to see and Allah says that there are some whom we have placed a bar behind them and
a bar in front of them a barrier, a curtain, they cannot see
describing the losers Allah subhanho wa Taala says regarding those who are just believing that we have placed a bar in front of them a barrier and a barrier behind them and covered them. So they cannot see and it is equivalent for them, whether you want them or you do not want them, they shall not believe the question I have is a we from amongst those who when we are told,
it is equivalent. Whether we are told or not, we still do not want to believe we still do not take heed. We read Soraya seen on a daily basis Alhamdulillah almost on a daily basis. But do we know the message that Allah subhanho wa Taala is warning us when the messenger comes to you with a message when the warning comes to you leave the evil you are extent you are engaging in abstain from it and engage in that goodness that will lead you to gender Do not be like those whom Allah subhanho wa Taala cursed them to the degree that they could not even listen when those with the message came to them. May Allah make us from amongst those who can take heed whenever the message message comes to
us. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of his power.
And prior to speaking of the earth, and the night, and speaking of how the ship moves at sea by the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Prior to that, Allah makes mention of a man in Surah trc, a man who told his people, a man who had a conversation with these people who were engaged in transgression, and warned them regarding the messengers that was sent to them, that man was granted gender in return. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says that the man told his people and I'm going to just repeat one verse
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on. Oh, my people, follows those who are seeking of you know, Recompense. They don't want anything in return. They don't want money and wealth. They don't want to take anything away from you. They just want to grant you goodness follow those who are asking nothing from you. They are the ones who are rightly guided. And Allah subhanho wa Taala is obviously mentioning this for it to be a lesson for all of us. Sometimes we have orlimar, who come to us who remind us sometimes in the form of friends who remind us to abstain from eating interest to abstain from going to the casinos, to abstain from immorality and illicit affairs to abstain from drinking, to abstain from drugs to
abstain from all the various sins. Do we understand that they are not earning anything material by telling us and the test is ours. The message came to us do we also just turn a blind eye to what they are saying and do not want to listen? May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from amongst those who can take heed. If you notice in tonight's verses, we are mentioning those verses that are connected to taking heed of the message whenever it comes. May Allah grant that to us. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of His signs and as I said, the sun and how great a sign it is of the existence of Allah, the nightfall and what a sign the nightfall is of the Presence of Allah
subhanho wa Taala and the seas and so on. Thereafter, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of the day of Yama and Allah subhanho wa Taala describes the day of Yama in Surah Yaseen and Allah subhanho wa Taala warns everybody telling them on that day, we won't need you to bear witness. We will have your organs, the organs of your
body that will bear witness for you or against you. And Leo Manistee. Mwah
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Cebu nama de Allah will seal their mouths Allah says, Allah subhanho wa Taala will cause their hands to speak to Allah and their legs and feet to bear witness Where did they go? What did they touch? What did they take? What did they earn? How did they spend? Let us be mindful we look at our hands five fingers, Mashallah we look after our hands. We all know have manicures and pedicures and so on and hamdulillah but we don't realize that sometimes these legs and feet of ours and hands will probably on the day of the Yama bear witness against us we alone admit let that happen to us. So let us make sure where we walk. We are conscious of surah Yaseen, and where we touch we are conscious of
surah DRC and whatever we earn we are conscious of surah Yaseen, and wherever we spend, we are conscious of surah Yaseen, we don't want to be from amongst those who come on the day of the AMA with these beautiful hands that we've been looking after all our lives and they say yeah, Allah I stole your ally touched that which I was not meant to be touching your ally spent on something that was haram and so on. I held a bottle and whatever may Allah subhana wa Taala protect us. It is very, very serious. Allah makes mention at the end of surah Yaseen of people who had denied resurrection and Allah says
what they had said the question they asked May your Healy Varma here ami, who is going to give life to these bones after they've become dust, and Allah says, say O Muhammad, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he helped me.
Oh Allah Ma, say that the one who has given them or who has given those bones life in the very very first place shall resurrect them after they are dust, for Allah subhanho wa Taala, to create from nothing.
If that is what he could do, then obviously to create from dust and to create from the remains is far easier. And Allah makes mention of this one Wiley, Allah says in another verse elsewhere in the Quran, that it is easier to actually resurrect, than the initial creation, though for Allah subhanho wa Taala everything is equal. But for the brain of men. He has mentioned that if you have just and you want me to resurrect it, don't you realize that it is far simpler to do that? May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us Eman? antiochene and then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks in Surah. Us fat and Salford are the group of angels who are arranged in rank the angels of Allah subhanho wa Taala
Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of his chosen worshipers, and he makes mention of the angels right at the beginning. and thereafter he makes mention of new Allahu salatu salam, Ibrahim Alayhi Salam Musa and Harun and Helios Allah, Allah, Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala says, they were all good. We tested all of them. And we found that they were true believers, we found that every single one of them was actually true in their belief. And Allah says as a gift, we made sure that they were remembered even after their death was goodness. What are
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serien in the case of those ambia, who came singularly Allah subhanho wa Taala says, We have kept for them a good name after their death. They were remembered with goodness with good words, may Allah grant that to us as well. We would not like to be remembered as people who were bad, bad mouthed evil. And as I always mentioned, we do not want to be from amongst those whom when we die, the community says that person was such a big thing. He should have died many years ago. Had he died years ago or he died years ago, we probably would have been saved from these problems. We don't want to be those type of people. We want to be those inshallah, who can have died sacrificing for the
sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala to uplift this Deen by assisting the community and spreading the good word. May Allah make us from amongst those. And Allah says in gallica Nigel mazzini, in making mention of the same point after having mentioned the stories of these ambia Allah He was salatu salam in Surah two Safar Allah says that is how we grant recompense to those who are good. And the same applies to all of us if we are good, Allah will definitely grant us in return for the goodness no goodness will ever be wasted. Allah subhanho wa Taala does not oppress and Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about those ambia and says that, in who mean Riba Dena Lawson, meaning he was
Speaking of the singular ambia after the end of every story, Allah says he was from amongst those who will truly be from amongst the believers. And then in Surah Assad or surah, Saad, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of the patience of the MBR. Once again and Allah says they were tested, every single one of them was tested. And Allah says we found them. Turning to us often, Allah speaks uses the word awaba. A word means the one who returns to Allah often in Toba, the one who remembers Allah at every point of life. And Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam difficulties and he says his beer Allah yaku Be patient regarding what they are saying the kuffaar of Makkah, what they are saying to you all Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Be patient and let us recite to you, let us inform you of the patience of the patients of Sulayman the patience of a eweb the patience of us the patience of the others and Allah subhanho wa Taala then repeats all the MB Allah salaatu wa Salaam stories, highlighting the patience. And as I've mentioned in the past, every time the story of any ambia is repeated in the Koran, it is repeated for a different reason. A Eubalaena salatu salam was tested with severe tests.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala praises him verses that bring tears to the eyes. The Creator praising a prophet, whom he has tested with difficulty if Allah says I put tests in such and such a person's life, we should know that those tests were serious tests. And I invite everyone to read the story of a uvala his salat wa salam. It is very comforting for those who are going through problems very comforting.
And he was in Nabhi of Allah and Allah says in
Mousavi law, we definitely found him to be from amongst those who have patience. Allahu Akbar, for Allah subhanho wa Taala to describe someone as patient, amazing what tests must you violate his salatu salam have gone through and Allah says neat mela COVID regarding a yovani salatu wa sallam he says, what a good worshiper for Allah to say what a good worshiper, may Allah say that about myself and yourself. May Allah make us all good. And Allah says in Who?
Definitely he was also from amongst those who constantly turned to me. He was in the beat. Allah tested him and Allah says, We tested him with every test possible for him. And we found him to be patient what a good worshiper, he he turns to us so often, may Allah make us also good and May Allah make us from amongst those who can turn very often also Allah who was Mr. bata karlyn Athena Mohammed Subhana Allah he'll be handy Hispanic alone will be handy to Allah Allah. Hi Lance.