Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2007
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Lecture tin choose 11 in quarter to 12 in half a Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu lillahi wa kafa wa sallahu wa Sallim wa barik ala Abadi, Marina,
All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala complete blessings and salutations be upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and all his companions and all of us and our offspring in sha Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah bless us all on this wonderful Eva from Yvonne. May Allah have mercy descend on us, May Allah forgive our sins Allahumma inaka foon to hibel aquasana Allah, you are definitely most forgiving you love to forgive so forgive us on the CVR Allah, Allah, Allah beloved brothers and sisters and dearest listeners. This evening we read verses from Surah Hood, we completed Suraj good we commenced surah Yusuf and completed it and thereafter we commenced to
rotarod May Allah subhanahu wa taala make it easy for us to explain a few of the verses that we have gone through, and may we draw lessons from them for our lives, our day to day lives. For indeed every verse that we read, even if it is connected to those who are before us, meaning the previous nations. If we read it once or twice we think about it. It applies to us in our lives in one way or another. May Allah make it easy for us to understand. Let's take a look at add, the people of who dalla is Salatu was Salam. Allah subhanho wa Taala repeats the stories of the Gambia for different reasons. As I've mentioned, in this particular place, Allah subhanho wa Taala highlights the fact
that this Nabhi told his people that I don't want any money from you, I don't want any reward from you. My reward is from Allah subhanho wa Taala Yeah, Camila is a newcomer
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2013 Oh my people, I do not intend to achieve anything material from you. I don't want a reward from you. My reward is with Allah subhanho wa Taala. I am only a messenger who is presenting the message of the Creator to the created May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us also the ability to understand that when an Imam gets up on a Friday, and he gives us a message that messages allows message for us. Sometimes we might be guilty of being involved in what the Imam is speaking about. So we develop a hatred against the Imam. That is not the quality of a believer, rather we should be from amongst those who thank Allah, Allah you have created someone who spoke about the weakness that I am
involved in. I will take heed inshallah. So this is something we need to learn from here. Also, he told his people why are coming back home from moto boo LA, oh my people, engage in repentance and then return to Allah, engage in repentance and turn to Allah there is no point in engaging in repentance and then turning back to the sin. Rather, we engage in repentance and then we don't engage in that sin again, we turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So one might ask, what are the benefits of tobacco? Do you know that the benefits of tobacco one of them is that you will be granted sustenance, the wealth that we want so much, if we engage in this little fire and we turn to
Allah subhanho wa Taala he will give it to us or he will give us Baraka in the wealth. Listen to what mohalla is. salatu wa sallam told his people in another place in the Quran for call to selfie Rubicon This is in Surah. In who can
you see this?
know had a salatu salam told his people engage in his devart engage in Toba and you will find that Allah subhanho wa Taala is most forgiving. He will send the rain as a result of your repentance. So when we want rain, we need to ask forgiveness. Then the rain will come and over and above that. He will grant you lots of wealth and he will grant you offspring
Who will be the coolness of your eyes? May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant that to us.
And then he says on top of that he will grant us Jenna in the era May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant that to us as well. At the end when the people of whom Allah is Salatu was Salam did not listen to him. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, while I'm
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Bonnie, when our punishment came down, we saved the prophet and we saved those who followed him, the rest of them we destroyed them. This means if we are to be upright inshallah, if the punishment is deserved by the people around us, Allah will first safeguard us, he will create a means for us to leave the city or the town that he's about to destroy. May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us the means of achieving protection from the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala is to believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala and to engage in is to follow the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Thereafter, there is the story of sila Hara is Salatu was Salam. He was sent to a nation known as the moon and
Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of some very important issues here.
Do you know that when there is a bright and intelligent youngster, very bright, very intelligent, what do the the family members say? Normally they say, hey, send this youngster to the university let him become a doctor. He's very clever. Let him become a lawyer and accountant. We are not saying it's wrong to become lawyers and accountants and doctors. But if that youngster then decides No, I want to become a molana I want to become a chef. I want to become an alum, sometimes members of his or her own family will say, you know what, there is no future for you no future at all. What are you going to earn? These people earn 500 grands a month and they go around begging they drive the
Corollas and the datsuns 120 wise and so on. Now Allah Subhana Allah, Allah protect us, if that is our understanding of happiness and goodness, then we are also going to be destroyed. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not do that to us. So that is what the people have told him. He was very bright, very intelligent. You know what they said, after he became a messenger and he told them, the goodness, he says, I am a messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala. I've come to you with good news. They said, Yeah, sorry, whoa, kodoku dafina model.
We had lots of hope in you. We thought you were going to achieve something you are going to become someone in society and community before you came to tell us that now I'm a prophet Allahu Akbar. So they lost hope. But Allah subhanho wa Taala, in fact, made him far higher than everyone else. So the same applies to the ruler of the soma, a point of encouragement for those who are intending to study this Deen. There is a chance and the possibility that Allah can bring together for you both the deen and the dunya. They can be a doctor who is also a chef, we can have an accountant who's a very good Muslim. As I said, yesterday, we are in need of the Muslim doctor, the Muslim accountant, the Muslim
lawyer, even the Muslim plumber, who knows about Islam and who is a brilliant person. May Allah grant us success in both scopes in sha Allah.
So that is as far as Sally had a salatu salam people told him then Allah makes mention about when the punishment came. Once again, I told you the highlight of every time is different Allah says, while I'm
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woman is a woman. neomi is Allah says when the punishment came, when we sent our command of punishment, we first saved the messenger and we save those who believed with him. And thereafter we destroyed everyone else. Allah says we save them from the disgrace of that particular day. May Allah save us also. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about Ibrahim alayhi salatu was salam, very, very interesting. Ibrahim Alayhi Salam and Ruth alehissalaam were present at the same time.
In fact, they were related as well. And Luth Allah His Salam was sent to Casa Doom v.
villages of Sodom and Gomorrah where they were engaged in homosexuality and sodomy. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah protect us all and our offspring as well. And the oma of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, we all know that he came and he built the Kaaba and so on at one day, the melodica came to him as guests in the form of men. He saw these three people, and they were very good looking. He didn't recognize them. He let them sit down, and he went to the back. Imagine hospitality. Do you want to know the height of hospitality? Listen to Abraham at a salon. How many guests came to him? According to some of the generations, three guests, he
looked at them, he greeted them. He let them sit down, and thereafter he went back. He slaughtered the calf. They were the Baraka of time it happened very fast. They roasted that car
He presented the calf in front of how many people? Three May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to present even the right amount of services in front of our own guests. I mean, may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us hospitable people inshallah. So, obviously, we won't be able to compete with Ibrahim alayhi salaatu wa Salaam and nobody is saying we should cut a cow or a goat or something that was a different time and there were different reasons for that. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, when he saw that they are not eating anything he began, he became worried, what is happening here, these people are not eating anything. So they informed him Look, we are, we are
angels. We are not human beings. We can't eat this food we have just come to give you good news that inshallah you will be getting a son known as his, his hat alayhis salam and after him inshallah Yaqoob and your project inshallah will be mobarak it will have a lot of Baraka in it. So, he was amazed and astonished and his wife was actually more amazed than him that you know, we are so old in Asia, is that what Allah is going to grant us? And the Mullah correspondent uttara jabeen, amin amarilla rahmatullahi wa barakatuh Allah
Are you surprised and amazed at Allah subhanho wa Taala, Rama and mercy he can give anyone anything he can create without a male or a female he has done that. So Allah subhanho wa Taala to give children to those who might not have children for 10 years and 11 years and 14 years and 20 years, there is a chance Don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah, may Allah grant such people children inshallah.
So after that, they said, Look, we are on our way to the people of loot, we are on our way to the people of loot to destroy them. So
Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam was shocked and amazed. He was surprised that these people are going to be destroyed.
And He even told him that you know, there is a messenger there. They said, Don't worry, the messenger will be saved and those who believe shall be saved. Look there again, those who believe shall be saved. When these young men went there. There is a story of how they arrived. But I'm not going to go into that detail. But when the nation when the community found out they were full of homosexuals, when they found out that there are three handsome men who've come into our society and they are in the house of this loop and a salon they ran there and they began to bang the door they wanted to destroy the door. Yeah, look, you know exactly what we want. We want these men who are
here, we want to attack them Allah Subhana Allah protect us so dirty, so full.
So not only Sam offered his own daughters, he says ha una Ivana t These are my daughters if you'd like
to hola como de la la la tofu nifi they are more pure for you to marry. And don't disgrace me with my guests here. But they began to destroy that door until the melodica loot alehissalaam did not know they were angels. They told him yeah luto in a big lie also, you know in a oluwo Don't be worried. We are Malika we are angels with come with punishment. They will never be able to get to you know when they get to us nothing. You take your family members and go away. Besides those who have turned away It is reported that one of his wives that turned away Nutella his salat wa salam. And he said meaning they were told to leave the city when they left in the morning Allah says
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, phylum
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CG. When the punishment came, they will lift it up and literally turned upside down. And it rained rains of stones may Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us, they were punished in one of the worst ways that any nation was ever punished in the past.
Thereafter, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the people of Medina and Shriver Allah His Salatu was Salam. What was his message? His people were engaged in cheating in business, they deceived people, the commodities were not good and they lie that they were good. They live that this was one kg and it was actually 800 grams, and so on. And when they wanted to take, then they would lie that it's one kg and it was actually 1.2 kgs. So it was a win win for them and win lose win. tribe Allah is Salatu was Salam told them not to do that. They reprimanded him, they shouted him, they scolded him. And, in fact, what they had actually said is, are you stopping us from doing whatever we want
in our wealth?
Allahu Akbar, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to understand that it might be our wealth, but there are rules governing how we will earn it, how we will spend it and so on. Then they said while Toka la Janaka if it was not
With a group of people who are following you, we would have stone you to death A long time ago. So Dr. La salatu salam says de la mina, LA. Are you more worried about the group of people who are following me and you are not worried about Allah? Even if no one was following me? How could you stone a man to death who is telling you what is right and wrong? Sometimes we are also guilty of hating a person just because they told us something that we are engaged in that is wrong. We should not do that. This is these are the reminders in the Quran. This is how the verse is connected to me and you. We must remember someone tells us something Alhamdulillah thank Allah subhanho wa Taala
thereafter, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about musalla Salatu was Salam story and the fact that he was seemed to fit around and so on. And after that, Allah makes mention of one verse that made the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam cry.
One day they noticed gray hairs on Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he says, shea butter knee hood. So who has made me old? It has made me worried. What is the verse? Imagine he was the most steadfast there was nobody more steadfast then Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam no one could have got to him. No one has ever got to his level. No one will ever get to his level. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us true followers of him. And yet Allah subhanho wa Taala told him first step in karma.
Obama aka wala Tato in Bhima una voz de O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam be steadfast like you have been commanded Allahu Akbar, and don't go beyond the limits. Allahu Akbar, who is being told this, the messenger who did not need to be told this but he was told it so it can serve as a lesson for me and you that if the best of creation was told to be steadfast, what about us? If the best of creation was told not to go beyond the limits, we go beyond the limits on a daily basis and we don't bat an eyelid. He used to engage in the state of our economy Sabina mala in one day more than 70 times according to another narration Mia Tamara 100 times a day he used to say Allah forgive me, did
he need it? Allahu Akbar, and we we don't engage in Islam far a day passes a month passes almost a year passes and we haven't even turned to Allah subhanho wa Taala when the example of the best of creation on a daily basis he used to seek forgiveness more than 100 times Allahu Akbar, Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a lesson from that.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells him Mohamed Salah Allahu alayhi wa sallam that you see the stories that we are mentioning of the previous prophets for you, oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam it is a point of comfort, it is a point of strengthening for you so that you know that your brethren the messengers who are before you, they went through similar problems, just like you are facing today.
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many Allah says every time we have mentioned the stories of those before you Oh Mohamed Salah Allahu Allah, he was alum, it is there so that your heart can be strengthened as a point of comfort for you knowing that those before you would have also been through similar to what you are going through May Allah subhanho wa Taala in the same way that he has granted a lesson for Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the point of comfort. May He give us also lessons by reading the stories of the past nations seeing what they were involved in and they were destroyed. You know, if petrol mixed with firewood, makes a huge flame, or it made a huge flame last year. Do we think that 10 years down the
line, the one who mixes that petrol with the same firewood will not get a huge flame that is being upset. So if two things put together resulted in a huge Inferno, the same two things put together 100 years later will result in the same Inferno? The same applies if deeds of the previous nations resulted in their destruction. Do you think if we engage in the same deeds, it will not result in our destruction? Allahu Akbar. Think about that example. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala commences one of the most beautiful sutras in the world or in the Quran, one of the most beautiful sutras that have ever been mentioned on this globe or in creation, not no naka su la Santa Lucia sauce. We are
now relating to you the best of stories why the best of stories. Let me tell you we don't have as much time as one would have liked to go through the details of the of the lessons we learned from that use of but we will go through a few why because almost
Every one's life is directly or indirectly affected by surah Yusuf, let's start growing examples.
Allah subhanho wa Taala starts off with a dream and he ends with the interpretation of that dream. And in the middle, there is another dream that is mentioned and its interpretation is also there. So the dream is he the caller used to be he
was shinzon camara. Lisa gteen. Oh my father, I have seen 11 stars, the sun and the moon prostrate to me. That was good news the father was in abeokuta Allahu Salatu. Salam, he knew that this is some goodness. This means Allah will gather us all together one day.
But he did not tell that to his son. Rather, he told his son knowing that this is a great gift.
La taco social a gala, eco acumatica ki doula caca don't relate this good news to your brothers, because they might plan and plot against you, they might become jealous of you. What do we learn from this? Those were the children of a Nabhi.
And something good. He told his son don't tell the others when something good happens to us. We don't even have to tell our family members sometime until we've achieved something sometimes we planning to go somewhere who says that you have to inform everyone. No, it depends on how important that journey is. You don't have to always inform everyone of your next move. You don't have to tell them about your business deals. You don't have to tell them about anything. It's the inner Allah tada how he communicate man, you should seek assistance in fulfilling your needs by being secretive to a certain extent. You don't have to tell everyone everything because shaytan is bad. They might
be good. In a shy parnelli Sania
Chopin is an outright clear enemy against men. So even if a person does not want to be jealous, you find that sometimes shavon puts in a spear and arrow interferes and makes a person jealous May Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us jealous when a person has a child for example a little baby for those who are newly married who have children Alhamdulillah if the baby sleeps all night You don't have to tell the whole world you know what that baby Mashallah sleeps all night from that night on the baby might not sleep because I'm and the evil I might attack that baby.
You can say Look, that's a normal child you know they sleep you know how children sleep so you haven't lived Alhamdulillah at the same time when it when something good happens. You don't have to tell everyone and if you tell them make sure they say Mashallah in front of you. Don't be shy to say say Mashallah, let them say so what and hamdulillah we will save ourselves. In fact, even in the surah we will see how jacoba salatu salam was worried about the evil eye befalling the fact that he had children, huge, beautiful, handsome children all working together united. He didn't want people to see that. So when they were entering Egypt later on, he told him into separately why so that
people can't affect you with the evil eye. Allahu Akbar. The evil is true. The Hadith says a lie no happen. It is true it can affect a person. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us but remember one thing, not every sickness that you have is the evil eye. Sometimes everything we have people say you know, someone did magic on me, man. You know, I don't understand that someone is jealous of me, man. Sometimes it's just a health ailment. Maybe you've eaten a bit too fast and some gastric movements in the stomach and you think there is Giardia or you think there is a little bit of magic that someone has engaged in Allah protect us a little bit of he knows will do the trick in sha Allah.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala is informing us here in Surah Yousuf that we need to know who to talk to and how to talk what to tell who to tell, then this Nabhi had these children and these children Subhana Allah, they were the children of the MBR and abeokuta la Salam Do you think he gave him an upbringing that was anything less than perfect? Oh, it was a perfect upbringing. But on top of that, they planned to kill their brother. Imagine that means sometimes jealousy levels with between brothers and family and blood can get to the point of wanting to to eliminate someone may Allah protect us. It is haram it is prohibited. So one of the older brothers felt a little bit, you know,
a little bit remorseful and he felt a bit shy. He says ladapo usofa wailuku fever joke be don't kill him. Throw him into a pit and someone will pick him up and maybe they'll take him to a far off land. So what they did is they hatched a plan they went to their father, they told their father that Malika manna Yusuf our in
what's wrong with you? They telling their father why
Don't you release your use of Allah is Allah.
Release him with us tomorrow, and we will go we will graze the flock and so on. We will play and we will come back. You know what the Father says
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Boo be waha for a cooler.
I fear if I send him with you,
it will make me sad, number one, because he will be away from me you will take him for the whole day. And there is a possibility that whilst you're not watching, a wolf might eat him.
They use the same plan. They took him they released him into that pit and they came back with the false blood on a shirt. And they said, you know what a wolf at once we weren't watching. Imagine the same thing the father suggested. They took it up and they actually came back with the same words how many of us are fooled by our children? Sometimes it's up there is a possibility. If a newbie could be told that by his own children, do you think our children don't lie to us? They come to us from madrasa later on in the afternoon and say you know what, today that check that Imam the teacher he did this and that we roll our sleeves and we want to beat up the Imam by believing a child five
years old. Imagine yet we don't realize that that could be a lie. Go out, defend the teacher say look, if that's what he did. That's your teacher. Why did you engage in something bad? May Allah protect us? Oh, there's so many examples that we could actually give. But let's move on. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that he was thrown into this. But and they picked him up when they picked him up. What does Allah say? Well as a Ruby ba they regarded him as merchandise. And they said no, this will make money out of this. You know, sometimes when we pick up lost property, what do we do? very valuable. You pick up a blank check. It tells you a million Rand what do you do? very tempting,
may Allah grant us a man. Allah subhanho wa Taala make us more monks, those who can hand it back. You know what happens sometimes, like what we read in the newspapers. In countries like these, you find you hand back a large amount of money to the cop shop to the policeman. Sometimes it disappears from there, but don't worry, so long as you didn't steal it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us. So the same applies here. These people, what do we learn from them? They looked at an innocent boy, very handsome man. They said No, we'll make money out of this. Come bring him into this. They sold him at the next market. Someone bought him a very wealthy man bought him. And in a nutshell
what had happened. The wife of this minister of Egypt, had an evil intention when she saw those handsome men and some Yusuf alayhi salatu salam. She says, You know what? He's a worker for us. He works for us. Let me advance sexually how many of us are guilty of making sexual advances at the workplace? Let's be honest. This lesson comes from Surah Yusuf, whether it is male or female is besides the point the lesson is, don't ever make sexual advances that are haram especially at the workplace, if someone is working for you, and don't think that this person here is actually under me, so let me try my luck, Allahu Akbar, Allah safeguard us look at the example Who would have
guessed that we learned this from the surah.
So So our use of the Nabi of Allah was actually someone attempted
to lie to him, and Allah subhanho wa Taala protected him. And thereafter this lady became so upset, so angry that then the people, the other ladies, obviously everyone speaks about that lady because she is the minister's wife. She is supposed to have been a role model for everyone. The other ladies began to speak and they said, you know, this lady here, she actually wants to do something with her own workers. Imagine Allah protect us all.
So she said, Let me fix these ladies. They don't know how handsome this man is. So she prepared a little sitting for them and gave each one of them an apple with a knife.
A fruit with a knife. And she told you so Valley is Salatu was Salam because he was a worker, he had to obey the instructions. I want you to pass from here when they're all seated. As he passed. They were so engrossed in looking that they cut their hands Allahu Akbar, imagine how handsome he must have been. They were so engrossed in looking that they cut their hands and they said marhaba Bashara in Hagia
Carrie, this is no ordinary human being, this is an angel. This is an angel Allahu Akbar. What do we learn from this? Let's draw a jewel from it. We learn from it that whenever our eyes and our gaze is not controlled, and we happen to look at the opposite sex more than what we are allowed, in that case, it will result in destruction of one way or another. Let me give you an example. Sometimes you drive in your motor vehicle, and someone happens to pass quite good looking and you turn, you might bump the guy in front of you, it can happen, why it's similar to cutting the hand it will cause bodily harm, material harm, it will cause lots of harm its effect. Sometimes if you engage in an
act, you might end up with a huge disease may Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us. So this is a lesson to say anyone who wants to follow that path. There is destruction coming your way.
Do you know that we are taught by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that when you have wealth, a salary at the end of the month or wealth, and there is no Baraka in it, no Baraka at all, ask yourself, you probably engaged in a sin. You probably oiling some of your bad habits, maybe casino maybe gambling, maybe drinking maybe nightclubs, maybe drugs, maybe a woman, maybe someone of the opposite sex, you need to pay money. You need to look after someone more than what Allah has shouldered upon you. How can they be Baraka in your wealth? So if you find your money is running away quickly, leave the sins and you will find that 500 rands will last the whole month, you'll
still have 450 inshallah, may Allah grant us Baraka in our wealth. This is a very important lesson we learned from in Surah Yusuf as well.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how he was jailed, they jailed him innocent men. This means that not everyone in jail is actually guilty. Sometimes, the law is guilty of finding an innocent man guilty. That's the case. Because he might have been framed, someone might have been a false witness and so on, they might have jailed a person. So not everyone who is in jail is actually a criminal. And for this reason, we must give those who come out of the jail terms after having served the terms and they come out, give them a chance, give them a chance to come back into society, embrace them and accept them. Yes, you can keep a watchful eye, but at the same time you
need to it is our duty to make sure that we make them feel back accepted in the society. May Allah grant that to all of us. May He grant us the ability to do that. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about use of Allah is salatu wa sallam, when he was jailed, it didn't depress him, he made the dua, Allah I'd rather go to jail than to fulfilling the desires of this lady.
Strictly speaking, how many are prepared to do that? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to answer that question in our hearts and minds. Imagine the hottie says Roger Martin, that woman Sabina Jamal in India, Allah, Allah will grant the shade of his Irish on the day of the Yama to a man whom when a lady who is very good looking and wealthy and well to do who has a high status in society calls him towards sin. And she says, Look, he says, Look, I fear Allah. Allah says on the day of cam, I will call him out by name. Everyone will be wondering what is this man called out for? by name? Allahu Akbar. Allah says, Come come this day of heat, you will be under the air
conditioning system, Allahu Akbar, under the shade of my own ash Allahu Akbar, Allah Rhonda to us.
Remember those who have fallen, it's never too late to turn to Allah. It's never too late to repent. That is why we have the month of Ramadan, so that we can have hope in the mercy of Allah believes that you are jealous. So he was jailed. He sees the opportunity of that jail term, to teach someone something to teach his inmates a few things. And that is made mention of in this forum, where Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how he told his inmates about Allah, He gave them that power, one of them was to be executed and the other one was released. After some time the king also saw a dream and use of Allah is salatu salam interpreted that dream. And as a result, he was called he was given
a chance to clarify his name. He was given a chance to clarify his name, because when he interpreted the dream of the king, what had happened is, in that dream, there was a prophecy of a drought. And there was preparation required for that drought. The one who was able to prepare for that drought, was Yusuf alayhi salatu. Salam because he understood it totally. So he was made a minister imagine from jail, to being a minister, it happens many times we find a person like in this country, from jail to presidency Alhamdulillah May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all understanding that not everyone in jail is actually guilty, as we said. So from the jail term, he was made a minister and
he was given a chance to cleanse himself because he refused to become the minister until he was allowed to ask the ladies a question who was guilty Me or you?
And they actually had to confess to say, You know what? We were the guilty ones. You were innocent. So whoever is accused falsely Allah will give you the opportunity to clarify your name one day inshallah, if not today, then in the afternoon shala thereafter, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how the brothers had come to him, begging him, begging him for food.
Now look, what lesson do we learn from this, those who plan the downfall of others, Allah subhanho wa Taala will drop them lower than those whom they are planning the downfall of, to the degree that one day they might come begging to the same person that they had planned and plotted against at some point. So two lessons One is we should not plan and plot against someone else, leave it to Allah. And two is when someone plans and plots against us. Don't stress don't grieve the story of use of Allah Salam is there as an example for myself and yourselves. So Alhamdulillah when they came along story occurred, and thereafter it resulted in them being united with the whole family.
And there are many stories, in fact use jacobellis salatu salam had lost his eyesight and use of Allah He Salaam says, Take my shirt and go and drop it. Go and give it to my father, his sight will come back. Do you know what metzen has discovered recently, in the last few years, I read an article whereby they say the sweat of men, human sweat can actually solve some visual problems in the eyes, a type of cataract can actually be cured through a drops. They were, they were actually
researching this in Switzerland, that drops with human sweat content in it Allahu Akbar.
Use of Allah His Salatu was Salam just said it, take my shirt and go and give it to our father cast it on him and his eyesight will return. That's exactly what happened. Now, years later, we don't even know how many years later. But how many years after the revelation of the Quran more than 1400 years later, people are discovering that indeed, the sweat of human beings has a role to play. I've read the article myself, may Allah subhanahu Allah grant us all understanding that this Quran is the book of Allah.
Thereafter, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how the parents came together, and everyone came together and then the statement was made by us very seldom. Yeah, but he had, we know he, I mean,
oh, my father. This is the interpretation of the dream that I had in the very beginning of the sun, the moon and the 11 stars. So the sun was depicting the father of the house, the moon was depicting the mother of the house and we've got to listen to this carefully. And the stars were depicting the 11 children. If you take a look at the qualities of the sun, strong, powerful, it shines, everyone feels secure in the presence of the sun, we go out we work we earn sustenance, we come back, we feel so secure. That is those are the qualities of the sun. Every father in every home needs to have the qualities that the sun outside has, he needs to present to give the warmth in the house, the sense
of security bringing the sustenance make everyone feel secure and make them feel well don't we feel so good when the sun is out, we run around without any fear and hamdulillah those are the qualities that Allah has kept in the sun, they are supposed to be in every successful father of every home, the moon beautiful, you can look at it Mashallah you can admire it, the moon, the light of the moon is solely derived from the sun. Do we know that the brighter the sun, the more you see of the moon. So Allah subhanho wa Taala has kept the example of the moon the example of the successful mother in the house, the stars who are the children, you don't see them during the daylight. If you look at
the sun, you won't be able to see directly, you will probably need some glasses. That is the respect of the Father in the house not to say we shouldn't look at him but we respect him. But when the moon is out, the stars are twinkling Mashallah, it shows the closeness of relation between the children and the mother, and hamdulillah. Let's try and understand this example. It's a very deep example. And Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us successful mothers, amazingly, they should be having the qualities of the moon, can I give you one more
jewel that we extract, the moon goes through a 28 day cycle, precisely. Some days it's not there. Some days it's there. The same applies to a woman she goes through a 28 day cycle. Some days she's there some days she's not there. May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us the true understanding of Allah when Allah gives an example it is a perfect example that fits. And if we think that it is not a perfect example we need to revisit our intellect because the creator cannot make a mistake.
The stars Alhamdulillah we've seen now let me tell you and we want to end with this inshallah I might mention one verse of surah two rod, seeing that I've taken a little bit more time because it's an interesting surah today, very interesting. Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us yet another example. When we mix the roles when father wants to play a role of mother and mother wants to play a role of father what happens there is chaos and confusion. They are fighting the children lose the most don't we agree that children suffer the most, because these two have now confused their roles. So when the sun goes into the place of the moon, the moon goes into the place of the sun, we have an eclipse
where you can see neither of them. Amazing. And what happens the stars are nowhere to be seen when there is an eclipse the same way when we mix up our rules that Allah has given us. We have what is known as a social Eclipse, chaos in the house, Allahu Akbar, may Allah subhanho wa Taala save us from that sign of tiama. In the same way that an eclipse is a sign of the AMA. We are supposed to be engaging in salah and is still far and Toba when the eclipse is there outside when there is a social Eclipse in the house. That is also a sign of the AMA we need to be engaging in a state of foreign Toba and Salah until the condition returns to normal. That is Surah Yusuf May Allah subhanho wa
Understanding beautiful lessons in Serato right, which we inshallah we will commence with tomorrow we will commence speaking about it tomorrow in sha Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how even the thunder praises Allah subhanaw taala dooby Hamdi he was
eager to mean keep it, even the right even the thunder, even the lightning all these are creatures of Allah. They are declaring the greatness of Allah engaging in the dhikr and remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala but we don't comprehend it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us on acceptance wa Salatu was Salam ala nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah Subhana Allah Mohammed ik shadow Allah, Allah highlandtown