Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2006
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Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu lillahi wa salatu salam, ala Heba de la casa.
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 the AMA May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding and May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant his acceptance
honorary Lama, dearest brothers and sisters in Islam. The verses we have read tonight are from three of the surah of the Quran we commenced this evening
with the 24th chapter of the Quran completing surah to Zoomer the surah, which is named after the groups and the troops that shall be arriving on the day of the AMA, every single oma shall arrive with the profit of that oma, and within the oma, there will be groups of people, everyone will be in that group Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has told us in one narration in a Hadith, he says, Allah, oh man,
a person shall be with whomsoever He loves on the day of the AMA. So if you love Muhammad, sallallahu alayhi wasallam you shall definitely be with him. And if there are others whom you have preferred over him, then you may just be with them. May Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Goddess, the circle of friends we have in this world is very, very important. We need to have good people as our friends, not people with bad habits, not people who will slide us into regrets on the day of the AMA. We've heard other verses even in the 19th chapter, we are loss of Hannah, who Allah says regarding those who will be oppresses, Allah says they will hope that they had not taken others as
friends besides the messenger. And besides those who reminded them of the message constantly, may Allah make a strong May he make us from amongst those who can choose our friends correctly, so that they can help us.
They can help us develop our good habits and they can help us eradicate our bad habits in sha Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mentioned right at the end of surah, Zoomer verses that we read tonight, the groups that will be arriving on the day of the AMA, and as they arrive, they will either be from amongst those who are fortunate, or those who are unfortunate. And if they are from amongst those who are unfortunate Allah subhanho wa Taala says, as they come, the gatekeepers of jahannam, who will be ordered to open the doors of jahannam will question them, the gatekeepers will be very surprised saying did Warren has not come to you did remind does not come to you? Did people
not come to you warning you of this day? And the answer will be yes, they did. But we were oblivious and Allah subhanho wa Taala beautifully puts it was ecology Naka fo Allah ILA.
mizunara. The kuffaar shall be driven into jahannam in groups has
When they get to jahannam the doors shall then be opened for that group and closed once the group enters. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, walk all alone.
The gatekeepers of jahannam will be asking a question as these people enter
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Did messengers not come to you reciting the verses of Allah subhanho wa Taala and warning you that this day is definitely going to come? The answer will be no Bella
Me, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the answer. The kuffaar will say yes indeed. Indeed. messengers came to us. We know we were told the verses were read to us. But unfortunately, Allah subhanho wa Taala decision and decree has overtaken those May Allah subhanho wa Taala decree for us that which is good. And may Allah save us. We've heard the verses we hear them on a daily basis we know the Quran at times we are guilty of just reciting the Quran without wanting to understand it. And if we do understand it without wanting to put it into practice, we know what is right and wrong but we need to ask ourselves do we take heed? If we do inshallah, we are heading in the right
direction. So Allah subhanho wa Taala then makes
mention of those who are fortunate matter lawmakers from amongst them, Allah says, was E.
E zu Ma. Those who were conscious of their Creator those who are conscious of Allah in their life shall be driven to Jenna also in groups had
on that day, when they shall arise to gentlemen, the doors will be already opened they shall find the doors open and the gatekeepers of Jenna shall ask them also a question or shall communicate with them before I get to exactly what the gatekeepers shall tell us inshallah. Now lawmakers from amongst them
I need to make mention of the difference between those who will be entering janome and those who will be entering gentlemen, do you know if you go to a prison, do you find the doors of the prison open? No, they are closed, and as the inmates are being driven to the door in their in their chains and shackles. Then the door is opened with full security and as soon as these criminals enter, the door is closed. So Allah makes mention of that, that in jahannam, when the kuffaar arrive, notice footie hat ababwa, which means the doors shall then be opened and then closed. And when it comes to the believers, Allah says what 40 has a Baba which means they shall find the doors already open.
When you have been invited to a palace, they are waiting for you with open doors, and they welcome you as you enter, work Allah Allah home kasana.
foo has already been amazing how the gatekeepers of gender are going to say, peace be upon you, indeed, you are pure, you have done that which is good. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from amongst those who do that which is good and pure, it is not very easy. But Allah subhanho wa Taala says try. And in this 24th Jews, a lot of the verses are connected to the day of the AMA, if you were to pick up the Quran, to flip the pages of the Quran, or to turn them to read them to understand them, you will see the 24th chapter of the Quran is full of descriptions of the day of the AMA, full of descriptions of how gender and jahannam shall be, and what the discussions will be
on that day between the criminals and those who will be fortunate. And those who are poor, those who are rich, the discussions they will have Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of that. And Allah says that those who
are fortunate on that day they will be welcomed into gentlemen, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant that to us, but prior to explaining this, and as I said the surah is named after the verses that I've just read. Now, the groups the groups who will be entering Gen nine jahannam as Zoomer or Zuma, which means the group's precisely prior to that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives good news to certain categories of people, certain groups of people in the same surah Allah subhanho wa Taala says subhashini bad in leadin is una
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give good news to those worshipers of mine whom when they listen to anything, they follow the best of what they've heard. This is a lesson for all of us. Whenever we hear things, some of what we hear will be correct. Some of what we hear will be incorrect. Some of what we hear will call us towards goodness, some of what we hear will call us towards evil. Some of what we hear will be true. Some of what we hear will be rumor and false. It is our duty Allah says give good news to those who when they listen to something they follow the best of it only they do not follow the worst and they do not follow that which is unacceptable. And Allah says Allah He can Latina Houma, la those are the
ones whom Allah has rightly guided. Who are they, the ones who when they listen, they do not just accept everything. There is a barrier in their minds and in their ears, which stops evil from coming in and infiltrating a few days ago, I was speaking to one of the brothers, and he was saying,
and I'm going to share this, it's on a lighter note. He was saying when we had a talk, and we mentioned a few points about the womenfolk, he says, You know what? You should remind the women folk to plug one side of the ears so that the speech will go in and it won't come out. So what I want to say here not to plug one side we all need to have just like we strain the tea leaves, we need to strain the information that goes into our minds. That which is right must be filtered in it.
Must be allowed to go in net which is unacceptable just like we throw the tea leaves out we need to throw that out as well. So no plugs inshallah, but the strainer in the middle. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all understanding that's what we learn Allah says those are the ones who are intelligent, hula, hula Alba they are the ones with with wisdom with sound, intellect. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding and remember this is not mentioned in Surah Zuma for nothing, it is not a coincidence. It is mentioned in Surah to Zuma because if we want to join the group that is going into gentlemen, these are the qualities we need. Amazing. We need to watch out
what we listen to. someone tells you contaminates you do not allow yourself to be contaminated. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. Then Allah says now the best speech is the Quran. So after mentioning that those
who are fortunate those who are intelligent, they are the ones who filter what comes into their ears. Allah says Allah, Allah oksanen Howdy, Nikita,
Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed the best, the best book the best speech was revealed by Allah subhanho wa Taala, a book that has similar verses yet the lessons from those similar verses are different. As I've explained, there is no repetition in the Quran without purpose. If there is repetition, there is a purpose behind the repetition. Why is this verse repeated? Allah knows why. And sometimes we may know why. And sometimes we may not know why, but we should know that it is allows wisdom that dictates repetition in the Quran, it is not in vain. So Allah says, and he describes now the Quran and he describes the reaction of the true believers when the Quran is read.
Sometimes you know, we are standing in taraweeh Mashallah, we are counting the rock art and we say, Oh 16 down Alhamdulillah for to go. Then we get up and we feel now to to go and the last record, we have a smile on our faces because we know it's about to finish. But Allah subhanho wa Taala says yes, that those thoughts are because of our weakness. We know that that word cunnamulla we must never get tired of that words in Sharla May Allah grant us the ability to read it correctly, to listen to it correctly, to understand it, to put it into practice and to teach it to others inshallah, Allah says, The Akasha a room in who Hulu Latina Shona, the skins of those who fear they
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Thereafter, the skin of those who fear there have been a conscious of their rubber softens for the obedience of Allah, which means the Quran automatically should drive us to obey Allah subhanho wa Taala I'm sure every single one of us is so happy tonight. Being insha Allah, a major night in the month of Ramadan, and we've engaged in 20 rockets of taraweeh Alhamdulillah we are sitting listening to the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala May he accepts us on this Eve May He grant us forgiveness on this Eve inshallah, if it makes us happy, and that's a good sign in Sharla if he brings a smile to us, that is a good sign. It's a sign of Eman And if we become irritated with the verses of the
Quran. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says
that kulu Levine Allah you may know Naveen Sera, Allah says when Allah is mentioned, and when the last verses I mentioned, those who don't genuinely and truly believe in the akhirah they become irritated and their hearts do not even want to listen to the message. May Allah make us from amongst those. So the litmus test is how do I feel when I'm reminded of the verses of the Quran? How do I feel when I when the verses of the Quran are read in front of me? Does it cause goosebumps if it does? That is a good sign. It's a sign of a man. Does it make me cry? If it does, it's a good sign. Does it make me remorseful? Does it make me regretful of the evil I may have done? That is a sign of
Eman. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make a strong and steadfast remember, never lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala tonight, in the next surah we read the verse known as the verse of ultimate hope, the greatest hope ever given in the whole Quran. We read the verse tonight and inshallah I'm going to get to that, let me complete with surah Zuma. They always tell me why do you advertise the verse and then mention it later? While we need to. And obviously for myself and yourself, we need to create the fist to wait for that particular verse. So that at least by that time, we can have created some space in our heart drives to accept that verse insha Allah
so Allah subhanho wa Taala in Surah, two Zuma makes mention of In fact, in the same surah he says my mistake, we are all human beings in the same surah is the verse of hope.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
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Allah speaks of how he takes the souls out of the bodies. He says those whom I have written death for, I remove the souls from the bodies, and I also remove the souls from the bodies of those who are asleep. This is what the Quran says in Surah Zuma, which means whenever we are asleep, the souls are removed by Allah subhanho wa Taala how precisely we don't know. But we know it is not death. And this is why the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when you are awakening somebody, you should do that very lightly and gently. Sometimes if somebody if you scream, one might get up with a sweat over the fight and the heartbeat will the the the pulse will be very high, the
heartbeat will be very, very hard and fast. Why? Because we did not get that person up correctly. And Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us through the messenger whenever we are getting somebody up, try and get them up lightly. And you know, today we have clocks, they start off with a light sound and then Alhamdulillah they, after a few beats, they become louder and louder and louder so that we actually get up
smoothly May Allah subhanahu Allah grant that to us on the day of the AMA, it is more important to get up smoothly on the day of the AMA. That is what inshallah will make us all ultimately happy. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, that those whom I have written death for in their sleep, I keep that soul I don't send it back from this the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has informed us that the easiest This is for the one who dies initially. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an easy death, because the pangs of death are less, the sakkara are less, because if a person dies in his sleep, the soul was already partially or it was already out in a different way. And Allah subhanho wa Taala
keeps it but for someone who's awake and feels that soul leaving at the point of death, it is slightly more difficult. We are all we are all mortals and we are all going to pass away. May Allah make it easy for us the day we go, May He grant us beautiful words on our tongues as we leave and never made he make us from amongst those who lose hope. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the verse of hope. And he says only arriba de la Vina
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me, oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam inform all my worshipers who have transgressed against themselves beyond limits, that they should never, ever lose hope in my mercy. I Oh Allah subhanho wa Taala shall forgive every sin for as long as the person engages in Toba. So if Allah subhanho wa Taala is most forgiving, Most Merciful and he is reminding myself and yourselves never to lose hope in his mercy. The one who loses hope in the mercy of Allah is insulting his own creator. If the creator says don't lose hope in my mercy, and we are losing hope. We are definitely insulting his qualities and his names. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah forgive us? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant
us entry into gentleness through His mercy. He says He is merciful, and we indeed believe that He is the Most Merciful and each one of us is in need of His mercy. May Allah subhanho wa Taala Have mercy on us. Never should we lose hope. But the very next verse reminds us that don't lean on this hope to the degree that you continue committing sin thinking that now allows me to forgive me, Allah says, what I need to become was nimona homi Bhabha, a to como la voz, mulatto,
turn to Allah and surrender to his command before it is too late, then you shall not be assisted.
So what that means is, whenever you are reminded to turn to Allah,
you should turn immediately In fact, on a daily basis, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us success and then don't think oh, Allah has not forgiven me. Why do we have to think that never has Allah subhanho wa Taala turned back sincere Toba? Never.
So many a hadith proved to us that Allah subhanho wa Taala is waiting for us on a daily basis at night he waits for those who have committed sin during the day in Allah tala Supriya de la linea Tomasi, wherever Supriya de who have been in a hurry
To Obama he only had Takahashi Maria the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Allah subhanho wa Taala waits for those who have committed sin by day, he waits for them at night to seek forgiveness. And he waits by day for those who have committed sin by night to seek forgiveness, how many of us seek forgiveness? Then again, we must also know that once we have sought forgiveness, we need to rectify ourselves. The intention must be clean. May Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us forgiveness. And so on to Zuma. The last verse I'd like to mention is when Allah describes how the trumpet shall be blown and everything shall be destroyed, then the Trumpet will be blown again, and everything
shall be brought up back to life for reckoning. May Allah grant us an easy day on that day, then the very next surah has two names. It is known as surah. Phil because of the opening versus the forgiver, the one who forgives, look after the hope Allah has mentioned surah Rafi, the one who forgives and the opening verses of our theories,
the waka beanie tau, the one who forgives sin and the one who accepts repentance, those are the qualities that are mentioned in the opening verses. Let us turn to Allah look at how many times He's inviting us yet he does not need us. We are in need of Him. May Allah grant us rectification inshallah. So, the other name of the surah is Surah
Surah of the believer, why is it called a surah of the believer, because there is mention of a story of a certain men within the family of Freetown who happened to believe in musala his salat wa salam and he was a sole believer. He was a sole believer, and Allah says what this man told the rest of his family members is repeated in the Quran. And Allah subhanho wa Taala calls him or julu min.
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and what did he say? He invited all his people all my people I am warning you of punishment that will come to you just like it came to add and some mood and those before you be careful turn to Allah Oh my people I am not asking anything of you or my people I am calling you to jet towards Jenna. Do not call me towards Jana. And so many of these messages of this men are mentioned in this surah. For that reason, the surah has another name known as Sula to me.
And we need to learn from this in facts. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was comforted by this because
he knew that there are people amongst his companions who will always support the cause, and who will always sacrifice their lives for the cause of Islam. And for the cause of spreading this Deen. Remember, Islam is the most peaceful religion, we are prohibited from forcing people to enter the fold of Islam, total prohibition in the Quran, but through our characters, through our conduct, through our discussions through our invitations, we then shall call people towards the goodness let them be convinced of it. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has left open a huge door of calling towards goodness, may he use us to call towards goodness, but primarily May he make us from amongst those
who are engaged in goodness. And Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mentioned in that sort
his forgiveness and the fact that the angels make dua for all of us believers, the angels make dua for all the believers, what is the draw of the angels, they are making the dua right now, and they continuously make dua for us. We need to learn from this. How blessed are we?
Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the draw of the angels Rob banner was here
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robina What are they feeling?
Oh, Robert, the angels are saying, Let them enter, let who enter those who are seeking forgiveness. Let them enter Jannah as you have promised them, and their fathers and their wives and their family members and their offspring, let them enter general Yala. And they continue to say
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What a powerful law or law the angels are saying, save them from and protect them from sin and from evil. Amazing. The angels are making a dua and Allah is mentioning that you are in the surah Have mercy and ally saying look for my mercy even the angels I'm making the offer you may Allah subhanahu wa Allah have mercy on all of us. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the day of the AMA and the announcement that he shall make on the day of the AMA.
What is the announcement? Lehman in Moodle?
For whom is the Dominion today? Who does this day belong to Allah is going to ask, Who is the owner of this day? Who is the owner of absolutely everything today?
And the answer will come solely Allah subhanho wa Taala the most powerful and Allah will say level many Oh, on this day, they shall be absolutely no oppression whatsoever. justice to the highest degree, no bribery, no corruption, no coming in through the side door nothing. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the next surah and I told you all these sutras in the 24th Jews are describing the day of the AMA, though those who will be disbelievers on that day will communicate to Allah subhanho wa Taala and they will say
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the kuffar will say, show us those from jinn and mankind who led us astray so that we can put them beneath our feet so that they can be from amongst those who are downtrodden, it will be too late on that day, it will be too late. We need to understand there might be people in our circle of friends who are leading us astray, become conscious of it. Now, if you have to change your circle of friends or you've got to give them guidance, don't be shy, for a day shall come when we may regret having been shy, we may regret having fallen into the wrong company. And Allah subhanho wa Taala also makes mention of in the next door which is storage facility and storage facility also has two names for
sale at means, the book wherein everything has been made very clear, everything has been explained. That is the meaning of full silence, the opening versus key taboos similar
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which the verses or the book, the verses of which are very, very clear, very detailed. They need
no further explanation for those who have solid demand. Remember whatever Allah has informed us about we need it. Whatever he did not inform us about we don't need it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us. The other name of the same surah is Surah Tamim as such that the reason is there is a such that we fell prostrate. Do you know why we fell prostrate tonight because Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about those who worship the sun. And Allah says, the sun and the moon, only signs of Allah so do not prostrate to the sun. Do not prostrate to the moon fall prostrate to the one who has created the sun and the moon and we immediately fell prospect Alhamdulillah May Allah
accept it from us and May Allah write our names as being from amongst those who prostrate solely for him. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, if you are not going to prostrate, then don't worry, we don't need you. We have others who will prostrate for us and who are prostrating for us and the angels continuously prostrate for Allah subhanho wa Taala. As I have mentioned in the past some of these verses, we cannot read them because if we recite them we've got to prostrate once again, we don't mind doing that, but inshallah we can do that later on at home in sha Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us. And I end in sha Allah with a dua where Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of the
true believers and the fact that they always ask Allah subhanho wa Taala
or in fact they always say that our ob is Allah. Our ob is Allah in Medina, buena la
those who say that our job is Allah and thereafter they are steadfast they are on the path
They remain solid on the path and they constantly make mention of the fact that our ob bees Allah, Allah says, For him, the angels will descend, giving them glad tidings
that NSL wanna him will melodica what are the glad tidings? Do not be afraid, do not be said, and you are given glad tidings of Jannah, the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he speaks of the pious, and he speaks of those who have sacrificed those who have kept themselves upright. He says, By the power of Allah, the angels, will inform them of their abode in general, just prior to death. May Allah subhanho wa Taala granted to us, they will see the angels of mercy, rather than the angels of punishment. You know, at the point of Sakura, may Allah save us, those who will come to take out the soul will either be those with a good image or those with a bad image, the angels will
either be angels who will scare us to pieces, or they will be angels who will create a smile on our faces when we see them, and they will be dressed in white, and they will come to us and they will inform us that we have come to remove your soul right at the last minute. And then we would smile and in sha Allah May Allah grant us that Shahada on our tongues as the soul departs. We will not regret having been the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala those who have been obedient and as for those whom the angels of punishment coming, it becomes very difficult they begin to utter words of swearing words of curse, May Allah not do that to us, Allah grant us Jenna, and May Allah use us on
this Eve also to make lots of for the sake of the betterment of the entire online Sharla and ourselves as well was Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhana Allah Hamza, you should panic alone will be heavily conditioned to Allah Allah, Allah.