Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2006
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Germaine All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and blessings upon all his followers on our
beloved brothers and sisters in Islam and dearest listeners. Tonight inshallah we will move through the sutras that we read the 11 sutras that happened to occur in the 29th juice of this Oran, that Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed, and I will just mention a point or two from every surah. Then at the end, I wish to go into a few of the secrets of the verses that were revealed in Makkah, Tomoko Rama, and if Allah subhanho wa Taala grants us life and the memory. Tomorrow we will go into some of the secrets of the verses that were revealed in Al Madina, munawwara they are not actually secrets, but they are points that not many people are aware of. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us
understanding so to commence with the first sutra we read tonight was to remove the kingdom or the Dominion that belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the surah rotates around the ownership of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The fact that he owns absolutely everything, and the fact that he has created us in order to test us to see who has better deeds, may Allah make us conscious of our deeds, May these deeds become better, the quality is much more important than the quantity when it comes to quantity, the forest we have to fulfill more than the photos we should also fulfill but making sure that the quality is acceptable by Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah subhanho wa Taala
opens the surah explaining that he owns everything, Dabba Ron can levy big movie
Muhammad Allah, Allah xizhou
blesser does Allah subhanho wa Taala The one who controls entire kingdom, the owner of absolutely everything. And he is all potent. He is the most powerful. He is the one who has created death and life in order to test who has better deeds. Definitely he is most powerful, most forgiving. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us for our shortcomings, we fulfill deeds but even our Salah even the forum Salah we at times do not concentrate and the concentration levels are so low, that one wonders whether Allah subhanho wa Taala will actually reward us for that Salah
May Allah Subhana Allah Allah forgive us all. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us concentration levels in our acts of worship in our recitation of the Quran, even when we are giving out Zakah to actually feel that we are engaging in a huge act of worship is something that is only given to a few May Allah subhanho wa Taala give that to us. Then in the next surah Allah subhanho wa Taala begins with a letter of the Arabic alphabet known as knew
these letters we know that they have a meaning which only Allah subhanho wa Taala knows. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed all these letters at the beginning of the sutras, which were revealed in Makkah, Tomoko Rama, besides as we have said in the past Surah Baqarah. And one more surah that is Surah. Allah Imran, which I forgot to mention in the past. There are two exceptions. Every single surah
that has these letters at the beginning of it was revealed in MK cattle maka Rama besides to Surah Al Baqarah. And Ali Imran these were the two sources that have these letters, but they were revealed in Al Madina munawwara The idea here was to draw the attention or one of the reasons was to draw the attention of those who did not really want to listen to the Quran, when they heard a strange word, they who understood the Arabic language so well had to look they had to listen. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala presents short sharp vs in muckety muck karma as we shall see later on. So Allah names the Surah Al Kalam which means the pin no one
Call me Mama. Yes. Oh, Allah takes two persons in that opening verse.
Allah swears by the pin, the pin that keeps the record the pin that the angels write with the pin that was the first creature of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and the pin that men also keeps records with. May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us the understanding of this powerful person, every single one of us, there are records that we have, that the angels are keeping all our deeds, everything is on record and in this surah Allah speaks about the day of the AMA and Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of
the day that he will call people to prostrate to him and he says on that day he will raise the curtain he will raise the barrier and as they see part of him,
he will call them and invite them to a prostrate but those who did not want to prostrate in the dunya their backs will be one solid pole one solid piece they will not be able to prostrate for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says regarding those who will not be able to prostrate walk or they can Oh Donna illa sujood. Judy,
they used to be called to sujood when they were not with any defect whatsoever. They used to be called to prostrate to Allah subhanho wa Taala when they were perfect, but they did not engage in that frustration. So on this day, the day of the day in the US, when Allah subhanho wa Taala will call everyone to sujood they will not be able to engage in that so June May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding and May Allah subhanho wa Taala make a steadfast with our Salah, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala accepted that Salah from us. So in the Surah Surah Allah, Allah makes mention of the good and the bad. And Allah subhanho wa Taala draws a comparison between the two. And
Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us that in the same way we keep our records regarding this dunya I'm sure every single one of us certain things we keep records of uncertain things we keep more precise record of than other things. Allah says the most precise records of our deeds, and we will never be able to run away from that. The second cousin, Allah subhanho wa Taala says that he swears by what they write what they write the name of a city and have spoken about what the angels write the accuracy of what the angels write. When the angels have written something, there is nothing extra and nothing short. But when a person engages in Toba, Allah subhanho wa Taala deletes that from the
book. And over and above that the angels are made to forget what happened and the book has no record of that may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us forgiveness.
Then in the next Torah which is known as Allah,
that is the name of the surah the inevitable that which is going to happen, that is what will happen is and this surah was also revealed in Makkah, Tomoko Rama, where the kuffaar did not believe in the last day and they did not believe in the US era and Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed versus the last day is inevitable, it is definitely coming. Another meaning of the term I'll have a levy you will have
the item that makes that which is truth, finally appear to be 100% true is actually a hacker, which means the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has promised so many things, they will come a day when those things will be true for everyone to actually acknowledge and say yes, it is the truth. So the occasion where in that which was said to us, is made to be true in front of us is also known as Aloha. And Allah uses the words wama de la Kemal ha ha. Do you know what is? The seriousness? The severity of this Alaska, the day that is inevitable? When it comes Allah subhanho wa Taala says it is definitely going to come look at some mood, look at ad look at those before you they thought they
were going to live forever. A day came when they also perished. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a turning point before we die, and Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks
there of those who will be given their books in Surah. Allah says there will be people who will be given their book on the right hand on the right side and they will say
okay, here is my book, read it, read it very proudly.
Read it very proudly. You know, it reminds me of a little child in grade one and two, when they have passed and they've got a brilliant report and they want to come and show everyone look at my report. Look, look, I worked hard through the term I came first I came second and how proud they get and the parents also become happy.
And at times, give them surprises and presence and so on. Because of that, each one of us is a little child in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala we are in need of Allah's mercy and the day we are given our report on the right hand that is the day we do just like the children of this dunya will be rushing out and saying read my book, read my book, may Allah make us from amongst those who get the book on the right. And the comparison is drawn Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
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the one who gets the book on the left will say I wish and I hope I did not get this book. I hope I did not know what was my record. My wealth did not help me. My authority did not help me. Nothing at all has helped me I hope and I pray I was dead. And I hope and I pray that this day was actually never ever to come. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and may not make us from amongst those who become oblivious of the Salah
May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the man and yet in and may He make us turn tonight rather than tomorrow. I mean May Allah forgive us and granted steadfastness then Allah subhanho wa Taala in the next surah which is known as Alma region, and marriage meaning the paths that lead to the top that go up that which leads to the heavenly direction, these paths, who is the owner of these paths, Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is why in the Quran, he speaks of a person who had asked the question about the earth here, and about the punishment and Allah says yes, the punishment is the truth. And it is going to be served to the kuffar from Allah subhanho wa Taala, the owner of the
paths that lead heaven words that lead going up, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding and he says, mean Allah He,
from Allah subhanho wa Taala shall be that punishment, which Allah or who is Allah? What are the qualities of Allah, the owner of the path that leads to the top or the paths that lead to the top? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us Ascension in sha Allah in the right direction.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of punishment once again in the same surah and Allah speaks of the day of the AMA, and he describes the length of the day of the AMA kanima pada, who comes in alpha Santa 50,000 years will be the length of one day, that is the day of the AMA, and
he each day shall also be multiplied, it is not a day that we know from amongst the days of this dunya but it will also be multiplied. Now some might ask the question, is there a contradiction in the Quran How come in one place Allah says, Can I make a daru Alpha sanity minmatar Dune and that is in Surah, Alif, Lam Mima such that we Allah says that the days shall be
a one day shall be equivalent to 1000 years from those years that you count in the dunya. And here Allah is saying 50,000 years, there is no contradiction. Allah is speaking of two different things, where he says one day shall be equivalent to 1000. He is speaking of in Jannah in the era, and when he says 50,000 years he is speaking of the day of the AMA the one day of piano, so one is the AMA and the other is post the AMA, the day of the AMA shall be even longer than the rest of the days in the alpha May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding. So that is just a point of clarification for those who may have seen the two different numbers describing the days of the alpha
one is the day of the AMA 50,000 years. And the other is the days post Fiamma shall be equivalent to 1000 years of this dunya May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us Jana, he says in the same surah in homea Rona hooba, EDA, one Arango, kariba the end they see it very far, and we see it very near. These verses were revealed 427 and beyond years ago, and they at that time, Allah says we see tiama as being very close, we see the end as being very close, but men sees it as being very, very far. May Allah subhanahu wa taala make us from amongst those who can see our own demise to be very, very close and that demise will result
In US entering Jannah and inshallah it will be an A demise by the language of those who live on earth but in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala it will be elevation to two more menial modes. The Hadith says the gift of a true believer is dead. Why is it dead? We've been promised so many things, when are we going to get them? If only we died, we'd be able to go and collect our prizes. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us those prizes, and may He make us from amongst those whom He forgives. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala names the next surah after one of the messengers new alayhi salatu was Salam. And in it Allah subhanho wa Taala connects Baraka with
Allah subhanho wa Taala connects Baraka with is still far. He says no Allah is salatu wa sallam was commanded by Allah to tell his people and he told his people the following, and it is made mentioned in the Quran for Kunal to start zero back on in
says I told my people seek forgiveness and Allah subhanho wa Taala meaningful he is most forgiving therefore seek forgiveness and he shall open the the doors of the heavens and it shall rain the Baraka of rain shall only come when you are turning to Allah subhanho wa Taala That is why we are suffering drought in so many places because we are guilty of not turning to Allah subhanho wa Taala truly, we all know that we need to turn to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah Salah is this car is a Salah where we make dua for him. The primary
method of making Salah to list his car is to engage in tow bar prior to going out, to engage in tow bar prior to going out to make sure we've cleared our record with Allah subhanho wa Taala that is the only time that Baraka will descend from the heavens, otherwise we will be sealing the doors through our own sins and Allah says he will not only grant you Baraka through rain, but even through your children, through your offspring through your wealth and so on the same verses speak about it. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of how much no honey salatu salam call his people and he says Allah, tala whom was whom
I spoke to them openly I want them openly and even in private when I met them in secret and private I always want them yeah Allah, then no Allah is salat wa salam finally made it to after 950 years he made a dua that was accepted and Allah destroyed everything that was against New halaya Salatu was Salam. From this we learn that at times they are hidden, Olia Allah, you know Mitch, hidden friends of Allah who we may never recognize, if we are to harass them and trouble them. Then they may come a day.
Sometime later, normally the only Allah do not curse people, they make dua for people, they make dua for mother Pharaoh for mercy for guidance for softening of hearts of others. But if we push them to a certain degree after a long period of time, if they have to say Allah kiss such and such a person in the law here in LA Raja, we can forget about that person. And this is the promise of Allah. Man Adda Li religion
will harm whoever fights any one of my friends. I have announced war against May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us recognition of his friends, and May Allah make us from amongst those who do not fight any fellow Muslim. For indeed no one knows who is close to Allah subhanho wa Taala which evil might result in our downfall and that of our own families. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and safeguard us.
Then in the next door, Allah subhanho wa Taala has named it after the jinn. And I'm not going to go into great detail because I've spoken about it a few days ago. But in the surah Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of how the jinn had heard the Quran and they said in
Java, he knows
we have indeed heard an amazing recitation and amazing Quran which guides to goodness so we have accepted it and we believe in it and we will never associate partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Those jinn are mentioned in the Quran. The jinn who uttered this May Allah subhanho wa Taala move us with the recitation of the Quran. May he move us with the Quran in the same way that he moved the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam with a few verses.
And as I mentioned some time back, the Sahaba Viola 1112 verses were enough to change their whole life. Today we read item after item one Quran after the next and it doesn't even touch our spirituality. There is something wrong with us. We need to read the Quran correctly, we need to try to understand it. We need to go out to the llama and seek lessons from them to learn this for and we need to go out to study the Arabic language that is what we owe our Creator. That is the language of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. all previous scriptures are lost because the people adjusted the scriptures in order for them to understand it with us. We adjust ourselves in order for us to
understand the Scripture. For that reason Allah subhanho wa Taala has protected the scripture which means the Quran May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us champions of the Quran, Allah, Allah has those who are champions of the Quran, they are the VIPs of Allah subhanho wa Taala that is the description in the Hadith. May Allah subhanahu wa Allah make us from amongst them. The next surah Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when revelation came to him and how he ran back to his wife, and he said, cover me cover me, Alamosa mill and Alma decile. Those two have a similar meaning he who is wrapped in garments and he who is enveloped in garments, very similar
meaning and Allah subhanho wa Taala in the first surah which means in Muslim Muslim mil, Allah is asking Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to get even closer to Allah through Salah. And their entire surah rotates around Salah pumila Isla
de la Obama sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and we know he was the messenger the best, the purest, the perfect, Allah says stand up in Salah at night, leave just a small portion of the night the rest of it stand up, stand up in Salah how many of us we are not ambia How many of us get up even for two rakaats May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us at least a few days in our lives, when we can get up for even a little bit and the next surah Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of the fact that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam must now take the message and deliver it to others, and he will face
persecution as a result but Allah subhanho wa Taala will ultimately protect him and for that reason, right at the beginning of Allah, Allah says
will stand up and go out and warn the people of what is to come. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us a lesson from both these sources from the first one. May He make us steadfast on our voluntary Salah, the extra Salah over and above the forum and the second Surah May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from amongst those who learn the message put it into practice and teach it to others, no matter what may Allah subhanho wa Taala use us to do to do that. The next surah Allah subhanho wa Taala takes a person it is known as surah tokuyama and Allah says la OC movie Yeoman.
For those who know the meaning of the term last year, it has no meaning you can drop it out opossum OBO milk Yama, I am taking a person by the day of piano Allah. So it is awesome that this day is definitely going to happen and going to occur. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us forgiveness and Allah subhanho wa Taala says on that day, there will be some faces which will be shining Allah makers from amongst those who will have new in the UI oma evening,
there will be people, some people, some faces shall be shining on that day, looking at their other May Allah subhanho wa Taala makers from amongst them. So Allah is describing this, and Allah subhanho wa Taala also speaks of how the moon shall be eclipsed just prior to piano. And even on that day, the moon shall be eclipsed. And for this reason, whenever there is an eclipse, we are to engage in Salah because we don't know if that sun is going to come out in the right direction thereafter.
One of the signs of tiama is that upon an eclipse, the sun will move in the opposite direction and then it will come up and it will rise from the west rather than the east. So that is a major, major sign of the AMA. And for that reason, every single one of us whenever there is an eclipse lunar or solar, we are meant to be running to the masjid and we are meant to be engaging in Salah is still for the women folk at home are meant to be engaging in Islam far as we are seeking forgiveness. It may just be the last you will ever have seen that. May Allah subhanho wa Taala really grant us forgiveness. The next surah Allah subhanho wa Taala has named it surah
Adar are, in fact, the name given to the surah is a dark or
dark meaning time.
And by that Allah subhanho wa Taala is referring to time in the past when we were not even something that could be spoken about. If I am, for example, 30 years old today, where was I 40 years ago? Could I ever be referred to that is what Allah subhanho wa Taala is drawing our attention to and Allah also speaks about insan the fact that insaan was insignificant at one point, then suddenly he is born, he comes into this world, he becomes teen and he thinks he is it and he is everything, not realizing that moments ago, he was not even in existence, nothing, not if not not at all, and some time later, he still again
will be nothing at all. He will be back in the soil.
Obviously the soul lives on May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all gardens in our graves as gardens of Jenna and may He save our graves from becoming pits from amongst the pits of jahannam. So Allah subhanho wa Taala names it or call the surah is called an insect or a dar. Reminding us where we've come from, where we are and where we are heading. And Allah describes Jenna also in the same surah because that is where we are heading. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant that to us, and the last surah we read tonight is known as Elmo salat wa Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of the wind and he takes us on by the winds. And Allah subhanho wa Taala repeats a certain verse several times in
that surah you know, the winds have been used to destroy people in the past. Even now the winds have been used to destroy as hurricanes and cyclones to destroy so many communities and Allah takes a person and then he says, oil.
Destruction upon that day be on those who have belied the message of the messengers. So anyone who has disagreed and anyone who has belied the message or the messengers, destruction be upon them on the day of the AMA, and Allah subhanho wa Taala describes also those who have done good and Allah says goodnesses for them in Athena, Fie Lila, those who are conscious of us, they will be in the shades and they will have springs of water right in front of them belonging to them, they will have gentleness they will have whatever their heart desires. May Allah subhanho wa Taala granted to us. As I promised, I'd like to go into a few of the pointers of these the sutras that were revealed in
Makkah to mahkamah it is important that we know this and seeing that in tonight's recitation 10 out of 11 of the sutras were revealed in Makkah, besides surah to the rest were revealed in mccurtain, mocha Rama, any surah that has the word Kela. In it was revealed in Makkah, you can close your eyes and say that surah was revealed in Mecca. Kala meaning name never or not at all. Whenever that term color has been used, and it's used 33 times in the Quran in 15 different sources, every single one of them is in the second half of the Quran. In the first half of the Quran, there is not even once that word color is used. So that is revealed in Makkah Tomoko Rama, then the word or the term llama
Dhaka. That is also only revealed in Makkah, Tomoko Rama, it has repeated itself 13 times in the Quran. In 10 different Sutras, all of them are between Surah Al Hakka, which means the recitation we read tonight, and Sudoku Mazza, which is where you liquid Lumosity lumada 13 times between the sutras. All the sutras were revealed in Makkah, Tomoko Rama, then I had mentioned of the roof Macaca the separated letters, hammy, Alif, Lam Meem, kapha, inside and so on. All were revealed all those photos were revealed in Makkah, besides two of them, Al Baqarah and Ali Imran the first two, then we have any surah that starts with Alhamdulillah also was revealed in mccutchan, mocha Rama, there are
five such sutras. They are suited to Fatiha surah to enhance what Allah has have surah Saba and these are the sources that were revealed in Makkah to mukaiyama all of them commence with Alhamdulillah. Getting back to the home of Makkah, there are 29 sutras in the Quran that start with those separated letters that we spoke about. The next point is very interesting point. Any surah that has a such that in it such that allow was revealed in Makkah, besides two sources and those two sources, there is a huge debate with
It was a review in Mecca or Medina. So the majority of the scholars say they were reviewed in Makkah, making it a rule that every surah wherein there is a such that was revealed in mccurtain. mocha Rama and the kuffaar did not use to prostrate. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to prostrate for him at all times. So those two sources Assad and Surah Al Hajj according to our Koran, they were revealed in Al Madina munawwara but there is a difference of opinion because some of the verses were definitely revealed in muckety muck Rama from these two surah. So there are two sources where some verses were revealed in Makkah and some were revealed in Medina for that
reason, there is a slight difference of opinion. Then we have the term Yeah, Benny.
Oh Children of Adam, wherever that word is used or that term is used. You can close your eyes and say this surah was revealed in Makkah, Tomoko Rama, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding, it has appeared five times in the Quran. It has appeared in Surah Surah. Yaseen as well, then, any complete story or any long, lengthy story of the previous nations always revealed in Makkah. Any lengthy story of the previous nations always revealed in multiple mocha Rama besides Surah Al Baqarah and Surah Al Imran, those two sutras revealed in Al Madina, munawwara the rest of them wherever there is a story of the previous ambia at a little bit of length, you can close your
eyes and say this sutra was revealed in Makkah. And the last point I want to mention for tonight is the term Yeah.
So, oh people, if that term has been used in a surah and in the same surah, there is no yeah, you have Latina Amano, then that surah is revealed in Makkah. The minute you have a Yeah, you have Medina Amano in the verse, you must know that that's what I was revealed in Al Madina. munawwara May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding some of the points regarding the verses revealed in Makkah, Tomoko Rama, regarding the type of verses the verses are very short normally, normally, they also rhyme and as the rhyming changes, so the topic changes. And I remember the last time I was here, I gave the example of Sudoku where Allah says, Yeah, I knew that in
the backup, I can deal with the backup as
well as test txt, because everything ends with that raw and certain rhyming. That is one topic. The minute that the rhyming changes, it's a different topic for either nuclear off in Baku, that is now speaking of the blowing of the trumpet, one verse one topic. Then thereafter there is yet another topic. Allah is now describing the death of Yama, Yama et
al caffine Nava, you need two verses describing the day of the AMA. Thereafter the topic changes again, Romney woman Sokoto and so on, it is so beautiful, but Allah subhanho wa Taala has kept this in the Quran as a miracle. Every time that I mean changes. It's a new topic. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala also takes a lot of lessons and he gives a lot of examples in the verses in mechanical mukaiyama. Also, there is a lot of emphasis tacky that is used in the verses that were revealed in mechanical mahkamah compared to those which were revealed in Al Madina, munawwara and there is a lot of repetition. Similarly, the verses are very, very powerful and striking, short to the point
because the kuffaar didn't want long stories. The kuffaar didn't want to listen to long issues. But when there was a short, sharp verse with a complete message in two or three words, whether they liked it or not, the message was already in their minds and digested, so they had no excuse. Then, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of the opposite. Also in the verses that were revealed in Makkah, Tomoko Rama, if he speaks of Jelena he always speaks of Johanna, if he speaks of the right hand, he speaks of the left if he speaks of the fire, he speaks of the goodness as well, and so on. If he speaks of the punishment he speaks of his forgiveness and so on. These are all in the verses of
muckety muck Obama. We also find that the topics discussed in the verses of Makkah, Tomoko Rama, are topics connected to belief, belief in the last day belief in Paradise and how the creation of men the stories of the previous prophets, and a brief outline of good Islamic conduct. All this in brief has been mentioned in the verses which were revealed in muckety. muck Obama. The reason I mentioned this is because many people do not know it is so easy and so beautiful to comprehend, which verses were revealed in Makkah and Medina, if only Allah subhanho wa Taala grants that to us, it brings about a different comfort in the heart of sallallahu wasallam ah Baraka Allah and Mohammed Subhan
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