Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2006
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem In the name of Allah most Gracious, Most Merciful Alhamdulillah Hilary Donnelly Hakuna de de Loyola de la
All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala who has guided us to this and had it not been for his guidance we would have never been guided. May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us on the straight path Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah he while he was happy he woman is dead.
All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala complete blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and upon all his companions and followers, including ourselves and our offspring, up to the day of tiama amin
on a dilemma beloved brothers, dear sisters and listeners, I'd like to make mention of two verses that were read
The first is connected to
a quality that we need to abstain from. And the second verse is connected to
the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
As for the first verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala
speaks of jealousy.
And we all know that jealousy is something that affects us all at times. We hope and pray that we are not from amongst those who become jealous of others. But sometimes people are jealous of us and at times, unfortunately we falsely accused people of being jealous of us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us. So Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the fact that he has definitely given some people greater virtue over others, in the various faculties and in the various gifts of this dunya. And even on the day of the AMA, Allah subhanho wa Taala will raise some people above others we all know that. The king is Allah subhanho wa Taala and the highest ranking after him will
be Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May Allah grant us from the intersection of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and Allah subhanho wa Taala. Speaking about jealousy says amea sudo
sala de como la homie Falcone have a very jealous of what we have granted the people in terms of virtue.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala continues to mention in the second part of this verse,
what is it that people actually become jealous of? And he makes mention of three of the most important issues, three of the most important things that people become jealous of? And he says, No, they should understand that we have granted Ibrahim alayhis salam and his family, all three items, that one would be jealous off. So they must understand and this includes all of us. We should all understand that when Allah has blessed out someone with a virtue,
then we must thank Allah for having given that person and we can ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to give us as well. So what are these three issues or items? Allah subhanho wa Taala says, so for the
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Indeed, we have given Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam and his family, his progeny. Firstly, the book, the book means revelation. washy. We know the Quran was also revealed to members of the family of Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. We also know that easily Salaam Musa alayhis salam, those who are given the Torah and the Injeel we're all from the family of Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam. But the book does not only refer to this revelation, it means any knowledge that is beneficial. Someone has been granted lots of knowledge. This is when people become jealous of that person. May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us and at the same time, we must not
falsely accuse others of being jealous of us when Allah has given us an inch or two more than the others. May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us all down to us and keep us humble, and May he accept our sacrifices. And Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions the second issue. Allah says Allah hikma we all know hikma means wisdom. Wisdom includes good character and conduct. This is what people get jealous of. When a person is wise, when they have foresight when they think 2050 years. You
in advance, some small minded people become jealous, and some put obstacles in their path. Yes, if the thinking is haram, no one would be jealous of that. But when the thinking is positive, productive thinking, then definitely there might be some who may not comprehend it. Firstly, secondly, even if they do, they will become jealous. Why does this person always have the ideas? And I don't, you know, there are offices today, of people who can just give you advice and they charge you for it. you'd actually just go to them with your problem, sit with them, they'd counsel you, they give you advice, and they charge you money. Why? Because Allah subhanho wa Taala has given them
a little bit of insight and foresight. And the times they might have gone through courses in order to learn that, once someone has it, it is possible that people become jealous of it. So the second quality that people become jealous of is wisdom, and foresight, insights and so on. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant that to us, meaning the wisdom, and may He save us from jealousy. And the third quality that I'm sure we are all well aware of. That is wealth, wealth and property. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, We gave Ibrahim alayhi salatu wa sallam knowledge, as well as wisdom and over and above that we gave him and his progeny mukha nazima vast wealth, vast ownership, they had
lots and lots today when a person is driving a motor vehicle, a Porsche motor vehicle. The statement of the day is most probably he's dealing in drugs as the federal law. That statement is extremely dangerous. But you would find Muslim tongues are made dirty and filthy with such statements. Why do we become so jealous that we have to stoop so low to accuse people who have hard earned wealth?
And and just pass a statement, which is so serious and detrimental and dangerous in the Sharia? We've just got to say that person has dirty money. Do you know they eat interested day and night? Why do we have to say this for what may Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us from amongst those who seek to take account of others deeds when Allah has kept a special day of the AMA to do that? We want to do the job of Allah subhanho wa Taala we want to take account of people's deeds, not even write them down but spread rumors without even knowledge without any knowledge whatsoever. May Allah save us from this? The reason I decided to mention this is because we read it last night. And it is
something each one of us need to ponder. Some might be affected negatively. Some might be
guilty of being jealous of others passing statements. May Allah subhanho wa Taala say if goddess and Allah says are they jealous of what we have granted in terms of virtue to people let them know that Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam and his progeny were granted everything they were granted knowledge, they were granted wisdom and over and above that they were granted wealth. May Allah subhanho wa Taala collect the three for all of us who didn't like that, but at the same time made come with almost all humbleness, humility, and made bring us closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala I mean,
the next verse connected to the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala because we are in the month of Ramadan, and we all know we are all in search of the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It's important that we mentioned this verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, My final love will be as I become in
tune, what is Allah subhanho wa Taala going to achieve by punishing you if you are going to be thankful and if you are going to believe correctly. Allah subhanho wa Taala is definitely the most forgiving, Most Merciful, he does not want to punish us. So let us give him the excuse not to punish us. What is that excuse? That is Toba. Once we've engaged in Toba once we have asked allows forgiveness, we become as clean listen to what the Hadith says at Evo mean assemby. Camilla them Bella, the one who has engaged in Toba from a sin is equivalent to the one who has no sin from the very beginning. Imagine when we literally say turn a new leaf. It is meant in the hadith of
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, look at what hope Allah has given us. If there was no hope. In this regard, each one of us would feel like criminals. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us all. So Allah says, What is he going to achieve by punishing you? What is he going to achieve by punishing me or you or anyone else? He doesn't want to punish us. When we say Bismillah he we say our Rahmani Raheem. When the Quran commences, it commences. Alhamdulillah he have been al amin Rahmanir Rahim, Allah speaks about his qualities of mercy. He never says or he has never taught us to say In the Name of Allah, the One who is most severe in his punishment, no, but in the Name of
Allah, the One who is most forgiving, Most Merciful Subhan Allah. That is how we are meant to start everything. Islam is a religion based on mercy and forgiveness. And this is what gives us all the hope and this is how we will gain closeness to Allah.
Hannah hautala moving on to the verses that we read tonight at the beginning of the sixth chapter of the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of mousse Allahu Salatu was Salam. And some of the conversations and dialogue that he had with these people the questions and the answers. Thereafter, he makes mention of Isa alayhi salatu was Salam. Remember, this is still suited to Nyssa. And this should teach us that the women folk also need to equip themselves with knowledge of how to answer questions regarding the Jewish belief and the Christian belief. Some Jews and Christians might come to our women folk at times, sometimes the women come to our women, why are you covered? They need to
have answers. They need to know how to say
and defend themselves how to say what is required of them. Because if they don't know, they cannot just say, Wait, hang on. I don't know. I'm covering just because no, they are clean cut answers. Marry, Maryam ha ha Salatu. Was salam, any portraits that the Christians themselves have drawn of her? Generally they have a scarf on her head? Why? Let's throw the question back at them.
We do not agree with those portraits at all, but they are the ones who draw the portraits so we can use it against them. Or we can use them to ask we can use it to ask them questions. The same applies with Isa is Salatu. Salam, the portraits that they draw that we disagree with? I have never seen a portrait where he is wearing a suit and a tie or where he's clean shaven and so on. So if we asked that has asked him as well, well, why do you draw portraits? Whether we agree or not is besides the point boat race with rissalah is Salatu was Salam that has a beard. Now, why do I say let us educate the women folk because today there is a challenge and there is a an onslaught against Muslim women.
They themselves want to out of their free will done the job and the niqab and on their behalf without their permission. There are people in the West non Muslims who are claiming that the Muslim women are oppressed and they are fighting a cause which is non existent. May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us so they are saying that Muslim women are oppressed, whereas the Muslim women themselves are saying we are not oppressed.
It is an onslaught and it is a trial to tarnish the image of Islam, but Allah subhanho wa Taala will never allow that to happen. And Allah subhanho wa Taala then makes mention of the people of the book and the statements that were leveled against the Salah his Salatu was Salam for your information. The most blasphemous statement in history is to declare that Allah or God has a child. That is the most blasphemous statement in history and to declare that Allah is part of a trinity. And He alone is nothing unless there are two other elements. That is the greatest blasphemy in one place in the Quran. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, that was our
I mean, who was shocked?
Who had the
The skies are about to explode, the Earth is about to burst and the mountains are about to fall prostrate because of the seriousness of the statement where people have said that the Most Merciful has