Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2007
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Lecture 22 June 26 salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sahbihi wa salatu salam ala nabina Muhammad. Meanwhile Allah Allah he was acting up being a
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All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations be upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and all his followers May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the opportunity in this month of Ramadan, to become spiritually elevated and to become closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala also We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to have mercy on all those whom he has taken away during this month of Ramadan. Those whom we have heard Allah subhanho wa Taala has taken them away today. What a blessing day what a blessing time to go. May Allah subhanho wa Taala Have mercy on all of them. And may Allah
subhanho wa Taala bless us and have mercy on us the day he decides to take us away. The verses that we have read in tonight's recitation Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the people of hudaydah his salatu salam in the surah known as surah.
Allah, meaning the sand dunes or the sandy mountains, the mountain hills, which are sending me Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from his punishment. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how at that time, the people who were following the messengers are the people whom the messengers were sent to. A lot of them told the messengers, if the punishment you are speaking about is the truth, bring it now we want to see it here in front of us. And one of the examples was the example of ad and Allah subhanho wa Taala. makes mention of that. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, What
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taboo in law? in me, aha for Allah wireline kumada biomin. lb, remember, the brother of ad which means who the Allah is Salatu was Salam. When Allah subhanho wa Taala sent him to the people and they were he warned them of a punishment from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And they were told that they have been messengers who have come before you and they will be messengers who will come after you meaning after that time, they turned away from the messengers and they turned away from the one who was sent to them. And then when they saw the clouds and the wind coming in their direction, they became happy and they said oh, there is the rainfall that Allah subhanho wa Taala is giving us
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una when they saw this cloud and the wind's coming in their direction. They said this cloud has brought with it the rainfall that we need, it is going to come with rainfall which will then fall on our valleys and the crop will grow. But Allah says balumama stangel
e v has been any No, it is not that type of wind. Those clouds are not the clouds of mercy. Rather they are the clouds or it is the wind that has come with severe punishment which will destroy absolutely everything by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this shows us that the wind is a force of Allah subhanho wa Taala It is used either to bring goodness or to bring punishment. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to let the wind bring goodness to us. Also the rainfall and the clouds that we see. They can either bring goodness to us or they can bring destruction. We need to ask Allah subhanho wa Taala all the time, that when He grants us Rain That must be the reign of mercy
Not the reign of punishment and the reign of destruction.
Also Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the other forms of punishment that he has punished others with. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. Then we all know in Makkah, tomoka Rama, very few people accepted Islam, especially initially, and Allah subhanho wa Taala comforted Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam by opening a different door for the Dawa for the message of Islam, what he saw from la
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D, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the gym kind, not just mankind, but the jinn kind whom Allah subhanho wa Taala granted the acceptance to listen to the Quran being recited by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when they heard it, immediately they told each other keep quiet, let's listen, we can hear something and they remain silent. They heard it, they understood it, they believed in it, and they went back to their nation, their people meaning the gym kind and they want them they want them saying, Do you know we have heard a message which has come after masala is Salatu was Salam. And that is the Quran which is revealed by Allah subhanho wa Taala to Muhammad
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. We've heard it and we are warning you in that regard, meaning they want one another. From this we have many lessons to draw. Firstly, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his message is not only for mankind, but even for Jin Chi. Secondly, they are from amongst the gym kind those who have accepted the message of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Thirdly, we are taught when the Quran is being recited or whenever we come across this Quran in any way, we must make sure we handle it in the best manner with utmost respect if it is being recited. Let's listen to it. Let us try and understand it. Let us believe in it and then take the message to others may
Allah subhanho wa Taala use us to do that. If we are not going to do that, then it is not difficult for Allah subhanho wa Taala as he says at the end of one of the sutras that we read today at the end of Surat Muhammad, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, what
This verse has repeated itself in different wordings many times in the Quran. If you are going to turn away we will replace you with others who will not turn away. May Allah subhanahu wa taala protect us all may use us to save this deal. We promise him that he Allah we will not turn away we will come closer and closer to you as the days passed, but we will not be turning away. So Allah subhanho wa Taala thereafter makes mention of the patients which was
meaning the patients that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam engaged in we all know he endured a lot. He endured a lot so many people told him so many different things. So many people made his life difficult. But Allah subhanho wa Taala after giving him the examples of all these messengers, Allah says, phosphate camera sobre una lasma Minato Sunni wala Gina whom? Allah Allahu Akbar, Allah says, bear patients are Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the same way that the other messengers were patient before you and Allah subhanho wa Taala specifically mentions who lies Amina Rasul those messengers who had a higher level than others. We all know that Allah says in the Quran
Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says the messengers, we raised some of them in status above others. The highest was Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the best of all creatures May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us true followers of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and thereafter there were several ambia four of them whom Allah subhanho wa Taala has called me and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the fifth Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of them in another verse.
What is a partner mean? And maybe been Amita call home woman, woman noting Ibrahima musawah. In southern ammonium. We've heard these names, including the name of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Those were the messengers who had the highest status. Ibrahim alayhis salam, salam, Musa alayhis salam and Isa is Salam. Allah subhanho wa Taala elevate our status also, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept us on the day of piano. So after telling Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to be very, very patient, Allah subhanho wa Taala thereafter, commences a very important surah that surah has been given the name Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and we should realize
that there is a statement in Islam or
Have a statement that we utter in order to enter the fold of Islam. And in order to remain Muslims, the most solid and the heaviest statement we could ever have. One of the narrations says La ilaha illAllah, Muhammad Rasulullah law, if we are to put that on one side of the scale, and we are to put 99 complete files full of evil, each file from the east to the west still that kalama or that statement shall be weightier shall be heavier than all those sins on the other side. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us all. So that statement in this part of the Quran that we recited this evening, the 26th part out of 30
Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of that statement separated into two the first part in sudo Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the second part in Surah, which is the next surah in Surah. Muhammad Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
You should know that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah, Allah and inshallah Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions very, very clearly I'm sure we all heard it. Mohammed
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is definitely the final messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the highest of all prophets, the Seal of Prophets, may Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us this Shahada and this bearing of witness in this regard and may He take us through to Jenna through the intercession of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So in this surah, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of how those who adopt the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala will assist them in the dunya as well as in the afro
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the word used is if you assist Allah but the meaning of it is if you fulfill the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala will assist you and He will make your foot very firm or your feet shall be firm, you will be steadfast on the right path in such a way that you will end up in Jannah May Allah subhanho wa Taala make a strong and steadfast May he make us from those who can fulfill our commands, abstain from the prohibitions, and may He then take us through to Jenna as he has promised. And Allah subhanho wa Taala in the same surah
speaks about the Kufa and Allah says he does not need those who disbelieve. Obviously we know that. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, sometimes you will notice the disbelievers might have a lot in this dunya Allah does not oppress you have certain disbelievers who are good people. They are very truthful. They are very humanitarian. They help they assist. They are kind they are generous. They don't lie. They don't steal and cheat. They don't deceive. What about them? Will their deeds go wasted? No, they will not go wasted. Allah subhanho wa Taala says with their coupons. Imagine if you do a good deed and you were to get a coupon in return. Their coupons will be spent in the dunya
which means that those coupons will be used for good health, for contentment for nice children for happiness, for for good, good for good holidays in Hawaii and Honolulu and so on. May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us all in sha Allah, the happiness of the dunya as well as the happiness of the alpha, but Allah subhanho wa Taala says then if a person comes with disbelief on the day of piano, when they arrive, they they will be told well your coupons are all spent, work on Isla Emmylou, minimal, fragile.
All their good deeds that they engaged in Allah subhanho wa Taala will say we gave that to you already in the dunya we don't oppress anyone. So you have already used those papers there are no like ash May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us that is in another surah in Surah Furqan but in this surah Allah subhanho wa Taala says when vena cava tomahto una una cama de kulu,
whom the Kufa Allah subhanho wa Taala says they shall eat and enjoy just like the kettle enjoy the kettle also enjoy. They are as free as anything. When Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of freedom in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us the true meaning of the word freedom and that is the freedom that is understood by the complete mind and brain. That freedom that does not go beyond limits. Do you know if you ask yourself who is more
closer to nature, who lives as close to nature as possible human beings are animals. The answer will be the animals there are no policemen in the animals there are no laws governing lots of meaning no jail terms and so on. No speed traps and all that when it comes to the animals, may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. So an animal understands nature and it understands freedom. A cow and the pig are very, very free animals. They do what they want. No one has contaminated their brains. But do you know that the power of Allah, that natural freedom will never ever lead a cow or a pig to some things that human beings call freedom such as homosexuality. So even a pig if you were to leave it
for 30 years, it will not engage in homosexuality, because it understands freedom, and that freedom is uncontaminated, yet men uses the word freedom to drop other human beings lower than levels of animals. And for this reason, Allah Subhana Allah says in Surah tiene la de la Canal in Santa Fe x, Anita kui, we have raised men or we have granted them the best of postures from our O'Donoghue as well as our feeling.
But thereafter, we have dropped some of them lower than the lowest besides those who believe and do good deeds. So it is important we understand the freedom of animals. Do you know that if we were to advocate to be as free as animals, we would still be better human beings than what certain people would like us to be Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us the statement is very serious. We need to know and realize that the word freedom is being used to drop us lower than animals yet, if we were to comprehend it, the way animals comprehend it, we would become better men, Allah subhanho wa Taala make us even better than animals. As Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about some people in the Quran
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certain people are like cattle and in fact worse than cattle. Why worse than cattle? Do you know when you have cattle every morning at six o'clock you go to the cattle with some food. At that time of the morning when the cattle see you they will come running towards you because they know six o'clock this man it means something good. So they know in which direction goodness is coming. Also, if you every morning six o'clock takeaway to three cattle to slaughter at six o'clock they will run away from you because they know every morning two of us are disappearing. They know where goodness comes from and they know where evil comes from. But with men, we don't even realize that evil is
coming to us from this direction. and goodness is coming to us from this direction. Sometimes we are guilty of not realizing that. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says those type of people who don't realize what is goodness and where it's coming from, and what is evil and where it's coming from, they become worse than animals because even animals recognize that Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us acceptance. So Allah subhanho wa Taala here says the kafar shall eat and enjoy just like the animals eat and enjoy. And after that in the archaea, they will have a very, very difficult time they will have jahannam as they are abode May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all understanding that Allah
subhanho wa Taala describes Jenna and some of one of the points of beauty of this Quran. Wherever Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about good. He also gives the example of that, where he speaks of gender. He gives the example of Johanna, where he speaks of light. He gives the example of darkness where he speaks of tall he gives the example of short, that is the Quran. So wherever he speaks about his punishment, he must make mention of His mercy. But not every time where he speaks about his mercy. Does he speak about punishment because he wants to show us that My Mercy is far greater than the punishment. Mercy is mentioned much more times than punishment in this Quran. Allahu Akbar,
may Allah subhanho wa Taala engulf us with His mercy in the dunya as well as in the afra. So Allah subhanho wa Taala describes Jana in Surah Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you know he shall be the one who will intergender first and Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of this in this surah he describes Jenna methyl Jun Atletico de tiempo that example is that of the gentleman which has been promised to those who are conscious of Allah every day we speak about consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala v
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That will be in Jenna. Allah subhanho wa Taala says the water amazing pure water rivers flowing with crystal clear water so good to drink so pure. So quenching and Allah subhanho wa Taala then says they will be rivers of pure milk. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us that tasting in Sharla
rumors of absolutely pure fruit juices Allahu Akbar, the term used is Juanes May Allah subhanho wa Taala. grant that to us in the era. And Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about rivers of pure honey.
Just imagine closing your eyes, a river, pure honey golden in color, the fact that we can picture that it means in general inshallah will be much better than that. Allahu Akbar. So Allah subhanho wa Taala describes it here. Why does Allah subhanho wa Taala? Describe Jenna? And why does he describe jahannam because we should have an aim in life, we must aim somewhere. And we learn this from the Quran. We are heading somewhere we have really put our sights on something. And when we know more about it, we want to get to it further. And that will make our determination far stronger, we will work harder we will be focused and we will be able to achieve but when you don't know much about
Janna, and it's very vague, then you don't want to really work. Like when someone offers you a job and says, look, come Never mind. We'll see what will happen. You don't feel like going. But when someone says Look, I'll give you a million rands, you work an hour a day. You say, Oh, that's a million grants for one hour a day. When can I start? You want to start immediately? Don't worry, I won't work for one and a half hours a day. That's not the problem. Why? Because now you know what you're aiming for. You know what the terms and conditions are, you know exactly where you're heading. The same applies Allah describes gender, it is our duty to go out and read about gender,
the description of gender, why the more you know, the more you will be focused, when you are focused, you will be determined and you will not let those issues on the side affect you. Like then after you have the job. We spoke about moments ago, someone tells you you know what, you're invited to my house for food today we're having a bride. Would you go you would not go Why? Because you would say you know what, after my time of work, I've got work to do. Because you know, if you don't go you, if you don't go you will protect your job and you will get 1 million rents, but if you go you will lose your salary. Allahu Akbar The same applies will haram calls, we won't go in that
direction because we know what we are going to lose as a result. May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us all protection. And may Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us Jana, then Allah subhanho wa Taala in the next tool run sudo to fetch the surah where the victory is mentioned. Allah opens the verses of the Torah by mentioning the victory that was predicted the victory of Makkah. In Fatah.
Bina, definitely we have opened for you a great opening we have caused for you a huge victory clear cut victory. Allahu Akbar. Do you know there was a time when the meaning had won the harem and they walked to muckety muck Obama? Oh, they went to Makkah to makara from Al Madina, munawwara and Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how
when they got to Makkah to mocha Rama what had happened is they stopped and paused outside muckety muck aroma and they engaged in a certain treaty known as a BIA. And Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about it in this forum. And Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of how the agreement was that the meaning must be turned in the condition of the Haram they must return in the condition of a haram and they will fulfill their ombre the following year. It seemed like it was a loss. But Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of it when they left there after signing that treaty, wherein a lot of the Sahaba were looking at it and thinking that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has given
him to a lot of the requests of the kuffaar Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed these verses. In fatahna laka Bina we have really caused a clear victory for you. When Omar Abdullah the Allahu anhu heard this, he said, Is this a victory or Rasul Allah, what we have just signed now this treaty, it's a victory and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam read these verses and they were all convinced that definitely It was a victory. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all protection and May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us victorious, those who had pledged the allegiance on that day of today BIA Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about them in the Quran. And Allah says, I am pleased with
all of them. La Casa de la mina EV obey o Nakata, Sha, Allah subhanho wa Taala is pleased with those believers who pledged that pledge under the tree on the day of today via they without even weapons. They said, if death comes to us, when we go and save money, have fun, whom it was said was killed in Makkah, there was a rumor that the one whom they had sent as a messenger was actually killed and they all play
To say, you know what, we are ready to die. And Allah subhanho wa Taala knew that it was just a pledge, but those were the people whom Allah subhanho wa Taala says I am pleased with them. May Allah Subhana Allah be pleased with us. And this is why there is another narration where Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam speaks about the people of those 313 that took that took part in the Battle of better, Allah says, Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Masha.
Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala How do you know he may have looked at the hearts of the people who took part in the Battle of butter? And he told them, Do as you please From this day on, I have forgiven you.
Those were the people who took part in the Battle of Babel. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us all. Imagine if someone were to tell us that you have been forgiven Do as you please. One One is what we would have got up to. Whereas with those people, it made them more and more steadfast May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us all steadfast in sha Allah And may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us in the dunya as well as in the afra
then the next to rise Surah Surah of the chambers, the surah of the rooms, why is it called the surah of the rooms because Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of certain rules and regulations regarding how we should be handling one another as meaning regarding how we should be addressing Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam how we should be respecting the scholars of this Deen and regarding how we should be treating one another the charter. Literally the charter, which governs the treatment of the believers is in the surah it is unfair for a Muslim, not to go through Surah Surah we need to read it verse by verse and we need to understand it and put it into practice. Allah
subhanho wa Taala in the opening versus says, Yeah, I
baby, oh, you who believe Do not raise your voice above the voice of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam at the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam there was a squabble that had taken place outside the rooms of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, in this world, what verse was revealed, and the Sahaba the Allahu anhu immediately lowered their voices. Some of them were worried that he Allah, we hope and pray that this wasn't us because Allah says if you raise your voice over the voice of Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasallam there is a chance that all your deeds will be wasted.
Now for us, how does it apply? We need to learn how Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us to speak when speaking to one another when speaking to the scholars of Deen when speaking to our spouses, our children, our parents, when uttering words what type of words what volume, all that was taught by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Those are the opening verses of Surah Surah. Then Allah subhana wa Taala speaks about how we must not believe a person who comes to us with information about another party because it becomes backbiting Yeah.
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de me, all you who believe when someone comes to you with information of a third party, that person has automatically engaged in sin and is now known as a sinner because he or she is engaging in backbiting. Make sure and ensure that when such people come to you with news and information, you verify it and authenticate it properly before you believe it because if you believe it without authenticating, then you might harm others with your statements and you will regret it.
So this verse is telling us don't believe what you hear. Even if you read something in the newspapers you should understand it is very very important that you authenticated. Even if you read something on the internet, you should understand authenticated, verify it Do not fall prey to all this May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. These are the verses that are mentioned in this particular surah and Allah subhanho wa Taala after that speaks about what we should do and too many in our fighting. When too many in our fighting, we should assist the cause we should try and help them May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all and May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability
to solve the disputes that have occurred within the Muslim ummah. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, if you really cannot help, and if really one of them don't want to listen, then you should fight on the side of the one who has been oppressed over the oppressor. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah protect us and after that Allah makes mention of the powerful verse in Malmo, una
law Allah, Allah Ramune definitely, the believers are all brethren. So solve the disputes between your your fighting brothers for Allah subhanho wa Taala to have mercy upon you may Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us from amongst those who fight with each other. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that we should not mock at one another we should not laugh at one another. We should not joke about one another. We should not scoff at one another. We must not call each other nicknames we must not call each other bad names. We must not doubt each other. We must not spy on one another Allahu Akbar. These are some of the rules and regulations mentioned in the surah It is important we go and
read this. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us what janicoo bamboo Baba
Oh man, I have created you from a single male and female and thereafter I have caused you to spread as different clans and tribes and nations and people so that you can get to know one another not so that you can become higher than the other in a Croma coup. de la he is definitely the most honorable from amongst you is the one who is most conscious of his or her creator. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who are conscious of him at all times. The next surah Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about Jenna and Johanna once again. And Allah tells us that he is closer to us than our own jugular veins, that is in Sudan. And in that surah Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of Johanna
and Allah subhanho wa Taala says
that there will come a day when he will speak to jahannam and Johanna will speak back to Allah subhanho wa Taala. What will be the question of Johanna May Allah save us from Jana?
Allah will see and he mentioned it here. He omana kolonie
mazzy on that day, we will say Oh, Johanna, Are you full? And Johanna must say no you can bring in more Are there any more to come into jahannam? May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us Johanna will not be full until everyone whom jahannam has been written for will be in it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect myself and yourselves from the punishment of the Fire of Johanna masala Allahu wa salam ala nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah Subhana Allah humo BMD Ganesha La Ilaha Illa, anta stone