Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2006
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa salam ala nabina Muhammad Allah Allah Allah He was happy as mine.
All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and May the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala be upon all his companions and all of us as well inshallah honor the real Ummah, beloved brothers and dearest listeners, I had promised you last night that today I would go through sudo gerat. The chambers are the rooms and this surah has been named after the rooms of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And Allah subhanho wa Taala opens the verses of the surah by warning all the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam not to raise their voices above that of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and
to respect him, to respect him and to understand his level. Allah subhanho wa Taala also says those who disrespect Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam may just use their deeds, they may just nullify their deeds without realizing May Allah subhanho wa Taala save us and Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of people at the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, who called him by his first name, and from outside his room, they called him shouting and screaming his name and Allah subhanho wa Taala says those people have no intellect whatsoever. And Allah makes mention of this
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you who believe Do not raise your voices above the voice of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, It is reported that the Allahu anhu, who had a habit of raising his voice, thought that the address was to him directly when Allah says that those who do not raise or those who are not careful of the the level of their voice may just lose their deeds. And he began to weep, thinking that possibly I have lost all my deeds, until he went to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and asked him and he was informed that no, definitely your deeds are intact. In fact, I'm originally the one who was so powerful in his image and always thought that he was a hypocrite. That is how solid is the man was
because any small issue that he might have been involved in he always asked himself, am I doing it for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala or am I doing it for any other reason? And for this reason, he always thought to himself I wonder if Allah subhanho wa Taala has accepted me as being from amongst the believers. Until one day he was informed by Hosea evenly among the Allahu anhu. that your name is not from amongst those hypocrites. And why because they are the Allahu anhu because Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had informed for the for the Allahu anhu the names of the hypocrites that were enlisted and given to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam by Allah subhanho
wa Taala May Allah save us. So in Surah Surah Allah subhanho wa Taala also has a very very strong warning for all of us.
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tuna de mi. O, you who believe when anyone comes to you with the information of another, he is a sinner, therefore make sure that you authenticate today I have chosen the Tafseer which makes a person who comes with news of someone else to a third party a sinner. So yes, some of Assyrian say oh you who believe when a sinner comes to you know, the correct translation of it is Oh, you who believe anyone who comes to you with news of other people is a sinner by the very nature of him having come to you with Riba. Therefore, be careful. Do not believe it until and unless you have authenticated it. Otherwise, you may begin to attack others without sound knowledge and you will
regret later on. Ultimately, on the day of the AMA when all your good deeds happened to go to those whom you've been accusing those whom you have spoken about and you did not verify even if it is true, it is forbidden to make the Riba of a person if it is untrue, it becomes numb he might in fact it becomes Bhutan, something which is a total lie, which is a far grievous and pseudo gerat one of the first points a second points of social conduct of a Muslim May Allah subhana wa
Allah make us strong. The first one is to learn to respect Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and in turn do Lama. Some of them of Assyrian have said when Allah subhanho wa Taala has asked us to respect the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he requires that anyone who is who is bearing the flag, have the knowledge that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has left should also be respected if they are not respected. It is a sign that such a person does not respect the bearer of the initial message. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all respect of Allah. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from amongst those who can speak to the Lama in a correct manner, and
maybe bring us from amongst those or May he make us from amongst those who bring the Olimar together, at times what happens people through their stories and through what they fabricated and created, create tension between rula ma who are otherwise united May Allah subhanho wa Taala unite the aroma of the soma as well. So we need to be very careful of this. And in the same surah Allah subhanho wa Taala also warns us
of fighting one another. And he says if two believers are fighting one another, then we should make peace between the two of them. And if they are refusing to make peace, then the one who is transgressing The one who is wrong, the one who is refusing to make peace, tackle him, tackle him until the two come to terms and until there is peace between them. Because ultimately the same surah says in me No, no.
the meaning or one brotherhood so you should make sure that you make men's between two warring brothers if they happen to be warring. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding also in Surah 200. In the same verses Allah says to Hannah, what Allah that stand up for justice in Allah, how you
clean, Allah loves those who stand up for justice. What this means is when we are making peace, if a person wants to give up his rights out of his own will Alhamdulillah he will be rewarded, but if he does not want to give up his rights, we who are making peace cannot force him to give up his right we must know who is right and wrong, then we must take the side of the one who is right. A lot of times when you ask people they say look, I am neutral. I am neither on the side no on that side. That statement is a very hypocritical statement. You are allowed to be neutral before you know the story. Once you know both sides, you have to take the side of the one who is right. That is your
Islamic duty. If you are not doing that you are a hypocrite by nature. May Allah subhanho wa Taala save me and save all of us from hypocrisy. That is what is destroying the Muslim ummah. We side with people who are wrong or times where we are needed to solve a problem. We excuse ourselves by saying listen, I am neutral. May Allah subhanho wa Taala say if goddess. Then Allah says,
Be careful of joking about one another. Be careful, do not scoff at one another, do not defame one another. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says let the women folk also not scoff at one another. Why does Allah subhanho wa Taala make mention of women in particular here with no disrespect to the women folk but at times
they tend to speak more about one another. May Allah subhanho wa Taala says goddess that one is told that one is short that one is fat, that one is thin that one has this type of eyes That one looks like this. That one is pretty that one is ugly. These statements are very dangerous and detrimental. And Allah warns the women or Allah nissa
let the females also not scoff and joke about one another, less than the one they are speaking about be better and higher and closer to the to Allah subhanho wa Taala than those who are speaking. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says don't call each other bad names. Don't call each other names that are disliked by the owners or by the people who are being called. So if someone has a nickname who and that nickname they like it, there is no problem and we hope that the meanings of these good nicknames are good. But at the same time if someone has a nickname whether it has a good meaning or bad, if that person dislikes that nickname, it becomes a
major major sin to refer to that person with that particular name. May Allah safeguard the Muslim ummah. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Do not doubt do not doubt one another. Because doubt definitely will lead to destruction and a lot of it is untrue. And Allah subhanho wa Taala then says don't spy and eavesdrop. Don't spy on one another and don't eavesdrop as well. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us again.
Then he says, Don't ever engage in Riba. And once he says don't engage in Riba, he gives an example. He says Heba is like eating the flesh of a dead brother. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us if you think of what Allah subhanho wa Taala has said here. It is so serious one Hadith says Lv, but to assure domina Zina Riba is worse than committing Zina, because you are defaming a Muslim you are speaking ill about a Muslim saying something in his or her absence, that if the person was there, they would have disliked it. Imagine this is the type of bond we are meant to be having as a Muslim oma, the question, I am asking myself and yourselves, do we really have this bond? Where are we
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we are not reading it, we don't know about it. And if we do read it, we have never thought of it. We've never put it into practice. And we always point fingers at others. Allah subhanho wa Taala says no point fingers at yourself. And he ends by warning us about racism. And Allah subhanho wa Taala strictly warns, and he gives us the reason why he has made different colors and tribes and clans. He says, Yeah, I
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de la he adds our comb over people I have created you from one source, I have created you from a single male and female and thereafter I have made nations and tribes and clans in in order for you to know one another. In order for you to know one another. And definitely the most the highest in my eyes. Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying is the one who is most conscious of Allah, whoever is most conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala automatically becomes closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala take a look at Bella live Nora of the Aloha. We Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came down from Morocco. And he told me Bilal
what is the deed that you do? I heard your footsteps in the smile that was put on that man's face Subhana Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala also put a smile on our faces on the day of the AMA. He was informed already that he is in Jannah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us gender as well. So Allah here is warning us regarding racism, and Allah subhanho wa Taala issues a stern warning, as I said, subroto gerat the rooms the chambers, this surah we need to understand it, every single one of us needs to put it into practice on a daily basis, we need to meditate solely to ask ourselves have we put Serato gerat in practice or not? If we haven't, we are a flop and we will fail and we will
destroy and cause our own destruction. And if we have insha Allah right at the end Allah subhanho wa Taala says, such people will achieve Jenna May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant that to us, the next surah that we read last night was sort of tough, and I am going to mention just one or two points from every surah or a few more where I would feel that we have not spoken on that topic already. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the argument of the people of the time. And we've heard this argument in the Quran many times where they've said, either meet now
when we have died and we become dust once again, it is very far that we shall be resurrected, we can't believe that we are going to be resurrected again. So in Surah Kahf, Allah subhanho wa Taala has chosen to remind men starting from the very beginning of creation, while others call upon Allah.
And remember when we created men, Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying indeed we have created men from the first stages. And Allah says we are closer to man than he is to himself. If Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to take us away. We won't even feel that we are going away until the minute that we are being taken away. if Allah wills May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us. So he mentioned the beginning of the creation, the fact that he knows everything. Then he says, We have placed an angel on either side of men, writing everything that that man does. The good is written on the right side, the bad is written on the left side. And Allah says
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Except that there will be a person or meaning there will be an angel writing exactly what was uttered by that man, may Allah subhanho wa Taala. Forgive us. The good news is whoever seeks forgiveness, even the angels are meant to are made to forget what the person has said or did. And even the books, the pages are deleted, the pages are clean once again. So therefore Don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The angels are made to forget what a person has done in terms of evil, if he or she has sought repentance, may Allah grant that to us. Then Allah says, regarding death, that the pangs of death, the condition of death shall meet every single person. And
Allah says at that moment, those who were who thought they would never be resurrected, will be told, this is what you were fearing. This is what you are worried about. Now it has come to you. And every single one of us we are convinced that we are going, the only problem is, have we prepared have we prepared for the day we are going May Allah subhanho wa Taala make that easy for us as well. Then Allah speaks of how after death, then the trumpet shall be blown. And then every person shall be brought to the court of Allah subhanho wa Taala with God's Allah says,
Every person shall be driven with one Angel, there will be one Angel appointed to bring the person to Allah subhanho wa Taala for the court case, for the judgments for the accounting. May Allah save us picture how worried we get when we have a court case in this dunya and how we are worried about the shackles of the people who might imprison us. On that day. Allah says one Angel will bring each person individually to Allah subhanho wa Taala for reckoning and
there will be one angel who will be a witness to bear witness anything that person wants to deny, the angel will be there to witness in fact other verses say even the audience of that particular person shall bear witness thereafter there will be a jail sentence or we will move freely into Jenna May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us May he have mercy on us on that day if we are to picture it we will not even be able to sleep in peace. Unless we have made peace with Allah subhanho wa Taala then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of jahannam in Surah cough and Allah says on that day, we shall speak to jahannam after having thrown into jahannam a large number of people. We will ask jahannam
hallym tala T, Are you full? Water Polo helmy z and Johanna mo say No Are they more to come? Are they more to come?
And Allah immediately after that says, what was leafa till Gen two little matcha kina
not at a big distance shall be gentle for those who are conscious of me during their life. So this life is a test. Let us become conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala so that we can earn Jenna, then in the next Torah, Allah subhanho wa Taala in swatted various, takes a custom by the wind, what type of wind, several types of wind and the first type of wind he makes mention of known as advanced yet the dispersing winds that wind that that causes the dust to be unsettled. And that wind that disperses the clouds, Allah subhanho wa Taala takes so many persons. And then he says, After taking the person I swear by the wind,
I swear by the angels, I swear by various other creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And remember, taking a custom by the creatures is only allowed by the Creator, we are only allowed to take customs of Allah subhanho wa Taala we are not allowed to take possession of any creature but allow the creator because of whatever reasons he knows he has taken so many times in the Koran to show us that these things that we regard as so huge, so big.
They are in fact the armies of Allah subhanho wa Taala he can destroy us with dust, he can destroy us with the angels, he can destroy us with the rain, he can destroy us with the mountains crumbling and so on. So he takes so many lessons. Then he says in
da da da da definitely what you have been promised by the messengers is definitely the truth. And the day of the AMA is indeed going to come and it's going to happen and later on in Sora to various Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of why He created us and he says I have created mankind and Gene kind of
for one purpose, in order to worship Me, in order to obey my instructions on Allah control gene
in laniado, I have only created mankind and Gene kind for my worship. And this does not mean we need to stand in 24 hours Allah or we need to fast on a daily basis know what is meant is every single time we must find ourselves within the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala every day we should ask ourselves the question, have we fulfilled our duty to our Creator today, if we have we are worshipping Him, whether we are at work, whether we are at home, how is our treatment of the others and so on. So these questions we need to ask ourselves and answer them. The answer will help us knowing whether we are worshipers of Allah subhanho wa Taala, who live our 24 our lives according to
his way and his command. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us. And Allah speaks of something very important in Surah variax he speaks of
the fact that he has created absolutely everything in this orma In fact, Allah subhanho wa Taala says wamena
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everything we have created in pairs, not only male and female, but even positive and negative. If you take a look at electricity itself there is positive and negative if you take a look at even the atmosphere you have
electrons and neutrons and so on. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has made mention of every factor, if you look at Jana, there is janome. On the other side, if you take a look at heat, there is cold on the other side. Allah has created everything in pairs, when He grant us the understanding. In fact, even the pollination through the trees, it's amazing how there is pollination. And if you do not have the male and the female, they will be no fruit. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala has made mention of this in the surah. And Allah subhanho wa Taala is reminding us because he says in the same surah keep reminding men, for indeed for true believers, the remainder will be beneficial. While that key in the
meaning remains for definitely the reminding will help those who truly believe and that's why every day we hear verses, possibly one of the days in sha Allah, Allah will grant us some form of movement of the heart in the right direction. I mean, then Allah subhanho wa Taala in Surah, two two speaks of the same the day of the AMA, and surah toto is named after the mount that Allah subhanho wa Taala met musala is Salatu was salam o spoke to him. Allah subhanho wa Taala spoke to musala his Salatu was Salam.
Right at the foot of the mount. And that Allah is taking a person with the Mount, saying thereafter, that definitely the hour is going to come, the final day is going to come and Allah describes that final day. And he says on that day, the skies, the skies shall crumble. Imagine when you look at the sky and you see a blue sky suddenly, as though they are pieces of a jigsaw puzzle coming.
broken, meaning being totally broken, and we see cracks in the sky. And then pieces of the sky begin to drop and fall and Allah says even the mountains shall be crumbled on that day, which means the last day in this dunya will be day of chaos. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. It is not impossible. We are seeing snippets of it today. When we see disasters, earthquakes, tsunamis, what you have all these different disasters, Allah subhanho wa Taala is showing us but on that day, everything will happen at once. And then it will be too late. So Allah is describing this for everyone, for the kuffaar of coration for all of us so that we can have European and we can know
that definitely Allah subhanho wa Taala is going to resurrect all of us, then Allah has named the next surah after the star, the star that he uses, in order to pelt the shayateen as well as the star that falls we are meant to be making a de la hawla wala quwata illa Billah Hill and he loves him whenever we see a star that falls but Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying but my messenger does not fall, the stars fall. My messenger does not fall, the same word is used how our how our means
Coming down, from the top to come down and how are also means, once desires and fantasies and Allah says
the messenger does not utter anything from his own desire, everything he has uttered His revelation from the skies. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding. So, this is giving importance even to the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam that every word that was uttered from the most blessed lips ever to exist, every word is and was revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala it is sacred. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the respect of the sooner Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of his power in order to nudge him and he speaks of what he has created. And he asks everyone at the end of sudo to nudge him to fall prostrate, and
we all have Alhamdulillah fallen prostrate as we heard the the command for prostrate for Allah subhanho wa Taala mean he accepted from us. The next surah is named after l comma, which means the moon and we all know at the time of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he pointed at the moon or to the moon and the moon was split into pieces as a miracle. And still, those who had asked for that miracle when they saw it. They said no, this is just magic. It is deception. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is warning everyone saying, You asked for a sign, we sent you the precise sign you asked for now you are saying it's magic. And you are this believing Allah says wait, listen to what we did to
those before you. And then he repeats all the stories of the MBR alayhi wa Salatu was Salam. But in between the stories he makes mention of another miracle, which we have today. Because today some of us might look at the moon and we may not see that crack. So people might say well when was it cracked? So Allah makes mention of another miracle which we have in our hands, so many times in the same surah
Allah says, Allah Catania Subhan Allah, an early victory for
decades. This is a miracle it is the Quran it has been made so easy to memorize. Is there anyone going to try and memorize it and learn it? Let's answer yes in sha Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us all from amongst those who have memorized even a small portion of the Quran. I'm sure every single one of us have memorized Surah Fatiha. Let's make an intention that every time we will try and memorize one more surah inshallah, because here, Allah is asking the question so many times by answering the question, automatically we become worshipers of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah is saying for
decades, is there anyone going to try and memorize this book which we have made easy to memorize? And we need to say yes, yeah Allah, I will try May Allah subhanho wa Taala accepted from all of us. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala has named another surah. One of the most powerful sutras in the Quran, which it is reported that himself he shall read on a certain day. In the afternoon. It is reported that the Creator Himself shall recite the Surah Surah Rahman, named after the Most Merciful. There is an entire surah in the Quran where Allah speaks of His mercy. He calls it Surah Rahman, the surah of the Most Merciful, the most forgiving, May Allah forgive us in that surah every
one of us knows the highlights.
Are we grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala for what he has given us. If we are grateful, we will be found in his obedience and never in his transgression. That is the message of the Surah fabby I
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but sometimes our deeds deny the favors of Allah subhanho wa Taala. we sinned wholesale on a daily basis. We have no intention of repenting to Allah. So our deeds are responding to Allah saying we are denying every single gift you have given us. Now, why not do that to us? So Surah Rahman, as beautiful as it is as melodious as it may sound to the ear and the heart and the mind and the spirit and the soul. We need to ask ourselves what is the underlying message? Am I grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala for whatever he has given me, if I am Alhamdulillah, I'm heading in the right direction.
And if I am not, I am so hypocritical to listen to Serato rock man to get so much joy out of it. But when Allah says which of the favors of the so many favors that I have granted you which of the millions
of the favors. Do you deny all mankind and Gene kind? Obviously we were to answer by tongue. Each one of us would say we don't deny anything Allah. But do our deeds confirm what our tongues have to say. And this is why in another surah, Allah says
Lima Taku nama alone. Why do you do Why do you say that which you do not act upon why you are attending something, and your deeds are heading in another direction. May Allah subhanho wa Taala free us from hypocrisy. So that is Surah. Trotman, then we have a powerful Surah suatu, aka the surah that is named after the event, the greatest event that shall ever take place in this world is the last day. Once again, Allah describes that last day in Surah, tilapia and in it, Allah describes the people who are fortunate as heavily I mean, those have the right side and alone also describes in the same surah the people of the left side and Allah mentions that they are the ones who are
cursed. And Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of his creation, the fact that he has sent down water, the fact that the fire is from him the trees that burn when one likes them or sets them alight all from Allah subhanho wa Taala he displays and he shows us His power. And the last surah we read today, also a very powerful surah, named after iron, Allah did iron very strong, very powerful. Allah subhanho wa Taala wounds every single one of us. And he says, after having given us messenger messages through the 27 chapters or a desire of the Quran, so many messages we've heard, then Allah says in the 27th Jews after Surah Rahman in Surah, Al Hadith he says, Allah Mia, nealon, Latina,
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has the time not come for the believers to soften their hearts for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala has the time not come for the believers to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala soften their hearts to the revelation of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah, may Allah make our hearts soft. And Allah says, Don't be like the people of the book before you whose hearts became hard because of the lengthy periods that we kept them alive. May Allah have mercy on us. So this verse is not near the end coincidentally, it is there for a purpose. The messages of the Quran have all passed, the vast majority of the Quran has passed. Then in the 27th para Allah says, Is it not time for your heart to
move? move our hearts in the right direction in sha Allah, and Allah says immediately after that, sir Bhiku Ella.
Once your heart so moved, make haste Make haste towards forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. In fact, that is what will move your heart and make haste and the race towards Jannah compete with one another in investing for the era. So many of us Mashallah we invest in the dunya. And we may not know, we might not read anything, we might die before the returns of that investment. But in the era, whatever we've spent in sha Allah will never be wasted. And Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of iron in the surah. And he ends by saying,
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Allah says we have sent our messengers with clear proofs. And we have sent them with the book with the revelation and with justice May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us to be just and Allah says we have also sent down iron, which has lots of power in it for war. The armor that is made up to this day, the machinery, the warplanes, the tanks and everything that is made is made from iron. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says that we have definitely sent to you this iron so that you can use it and it is very powerful, and at the same time it has lots of other benefit for men. May Allah grant us the ability to understand his greatness inshallah we will continue tomorrow or sallallahu
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