Ramadan 2007 – Day 27

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excellence presents jewels from the Holy Quran. A series of lectures by Mufti is mine even Moosa menc.

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Lecture 27 conclusion. Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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smilla rahmanir rahim In the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala Most Gracious, Most Merciful. We thank Allah subhana wa Jalla for having granted us the completion of the Quran this evening, and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to accept it from us. Also Leo Salim ala nabina Muhammad, Allah Allah He was happy as you may know about complete blessings and salutations be upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and all his companions. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us his companions in the era. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us and our offspring May Allah subhanho wa Taala really uplift us in every single way in all forms of goodness. I mean, honor the rule ama beloved brothers and

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sisters dearest listeners Alhamdulillah the aim and objective of the little portions of the verses that we have heard on a daily basis from the first day of Ramadan to today We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to accept them from us the idea and the aim was solely the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala The idea was solely to please my creator and yours by mentioning his words because it is definitely a duty on all those who know to explain to those who don't know, and it is important that every single one of us who know should teach those who don't know whatever they know and whatever we do not know we should try and go out and learn it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept us all for that

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effort. inshallah.

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We should also remember that the messages that have come to us work for us, all of us, I should consider those messages for me personally, and every single one of you should consider the message for yourself. tailor made May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept us. If you notice the messages are quite similar. All of them are messages that are related to human beings related to the upliftment of human beings We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to uplift all of us. It is also very important to note that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us auspicious months and occasions so that we can turn to him. The losers are the ones who witness these occasions and don't tell those who plan a sin. Allah

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subhanho wa Taala creates a barrier between you and the sin. Understand that that barrier was a gift. Those who plan something bad and Allah subhanho wa Taala brings in an auspicious month and auspicious occasion, understand that that opportunity was for us to give up that bad plan or that bad idea. But those who do not turn and reminder after remainder comes to them. Then there is sad news for those who do not turn to Allah Subhana Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala grandstanding the idea also was to bring myself and yourselves closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala by trying to understand his greatness by trying to understand his verses by looking at some of the secrets of the

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Quran by looking at some of the deeper aspects of the Quran. By becoming proud Muslims will know that this Koran is definitely a book that we should be proud of.

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And also the aim that I have had when I came into this particular city of Cape Town was to bring the masses closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala by the power of Allah.

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Nothing is contributed to myself absolutely nothing. It is solely the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala so nobody should think that crowds have come the crowds don't mean anything. What what means everything is if people have understood that they need to have become closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah should accept it. If Allah subhanho wa Taala has accepted it, even if there was one person in the masjid, it was enough. And if Allah subhanho wa Taala has rejected it even if there are 5000 in the masjid, we are losers. So May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept it from us. The question is, what is the sign of acceptance? I need to know it and you need to know it and we have

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been

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told it if I want to know if this lecture was accepted, how do I know it? There is a clear sign very clear.

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And that is, have I moved in any way spiritually? If the answer is yes, I've moved in sha Allah we are accepted by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if I leave this place or leave the month of Ramadan and I returned to my bad ways and habits, and it was just a good time we had in Ramadan, very nice Ramadan, then May Allah protect us, I don't even want to say what that means. So, it is important that we ask ourselves on a night like this and auspicious occasion, inshallah I will return after a few hours to speak once again, and then I will speak on later to Qatar. Let me speak here about the concluding note how we should have treated this whole month and how we should have benefited from

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it, and what criteria we should use to judge ourselves whether we have really been followers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, and whether we truly deserve the blessings and mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. I've already told you, quite simple. We ask ourselves, have I given up the bat that I was engaged in? Have I engaged in sincere Toba? We need to answer these questions in our hearts? Have I promised Allah that I am going to mend my ways? Am I going to dress properly? Am I going to give up some of the evil or all the evil that I have been engaged in? Have I decided to transform my life? Am I going to read Salah outside the month of Ramadan, the five Salah if that is

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the case and the answers are positive answers. inshallah I give you glad tidings every single one of us will enter Jannah

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every single one of us will enter Jannah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says kolloquium tada coluna johnetta in lemon Abba, every single one of you shall intergender besides the one who refuses, who refuses to entertain none of us, but Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Man aka any woman.

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Whoever follows me has will enter gender meaning whoever follows Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam will enter gender

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and whoever disobeys me, has refused to enter gender. So this is why we must ask ourselves are we from amongst those who want gender if that is the case, life is a struggle to become better every single day, the spiritual ladder if for example, it has 100 steps on it. If we were on step number five before I move on, and now we've got to step number six, we're lucky we have achieved a lot. We're lucky we've achieved a lot. And if we've jumped from step five to step 50 Alhamdulillah here have been al amin, we have achieved a great deal We ask Allah to grant us steadfastness. But those who dropped from step five to step four or remained on Step five, may Allah subhanho wa Taala

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safeguard us May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from shaitan so a winner is the one who sees himself or herself heading in a certain direction. I am working I'm improving on a daily basis. I'm not going back. You know when we have a business and I've given this example in some of the talks, you have a little business you start off say working for someone after some time you collect some money, you want to open your own little place, you open one little Tech Shop and after that you want to have a bigger place you are renting then you decide to build now you have your property and you have one shop Alhamdulillah it's yours. After that. What do you want to do? Do you want to close

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back and go back to your Tech Shop and start working for someone again? No, that's not what we want for money. We will never ever think that way. No, we won't. We know we need a new branch. Then we want another branch in power not just here. Then we want one elsewhere, possibly in another city and Joburg maybe, how Tang Alhamdulillah. Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all goodness. And if we had 20 branches across the country, we would be known as tycoons. Alhamdulillah. May Allah make us tycoons in terms of reward and benefit in the month of Ramadan. The same applies if we can understand that example for money that is going to help us solely for a few years whilst we are in

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the dunya What about understanding that for that type of currency that will assist us forever and ever thereafter?

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Our Salah our ibadah our aka our soul, all these acts of goodness, abstaining from haram May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us all strong. So we've heard the message, we will continue hearing the messages. Allah subhanho wa Taala must draw us closer to him. And remember you will gain closeness to Allah subhanho wa Taala when you have a link with those who have knowledge, when you have a link with those who have knowledge when you understand that you must ask them and you must create that link so that you can learn and you can be corrected where you are heading astray. May Allah subhanho wa Taala correct all of us and guide us this city is blessed with some of the best reciters of

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A foreigner

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in the whole country.

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And it is blessed with a large number of highly qualified roula. The question is, how is my relationship with the Lama closest to my own home and house? That's the question. If I am distanced from them, what's the point of becoming close to someone who's who appears from far off when we are harrassing, and hassling the same people who are nearby, let me give you an example. A man who has a heart disease, if there are doctors on his Street, he will know all of them and he will make sure that they are his friends, he knows one day, he might lead them. And he knows that they need to now refer him to the specialists that you might find elsewhere. And if you have a heart specialist on

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your street, Allahu Akbar, you will probably buy a house right next door because you know, I've got a heart problem. It's a fact we understand it when we have a problem with our health. What about that heart, which has a spiritual problem? We are we have spiritual cholesterol, that dirt in the spiritual blood.

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Who are those doctors that Allah they are there to tell you to try and teach you to guide you, then what happens? We don't want to know them. So we suffer an angina attack thereafter, a heart attack spiritual death. And we don't even know that the expert is our neighbor, Allahu Akbar.

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In the same way that when you go to a doctor, the doctor might say, I'm going to use a knife to rip up your ribs and to open your chest so that we can have an open heart surgery. That's the only way of survival, you would say no problem, you will pay him to do it. And you will sign indemnity to say if I die, don't worry, you are forgiven. That's a fact. We all know that.

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What about when the AMA come and tell us words that we might not like those are the names that are going through our hearts. But what if we are guilty of that cholesterol and dirt in the spiritual blood we need to be from amongst those who can sign and say Alhamdulillah we thank you for what you've given us. Allahu Akbar. By the time the foreign alien comes from a different land to talk to us, we might have died, we would be foolish to fly out to Honolulu in order to have a bypass when we know that the experts around in our own city.

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So this is something really we need to consider what is the point of the masses who are close to an alum who is very very far away in Mecca or Medina, when we have an AMA in our own city, I hope I have

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put this point in such a way that we've understood we need to get close to those orlimar who are closest to us, Allah knows where we are living in our areas. And Allah subhanho wa Taala knows why he put us there. He knows who was going to be born in that same locality. He knows who was going to be chosen to to study the deen and Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in the Quran, Allah Allah Allah Farah min Khalifa min por effectual Nia taka houfy Dean, well,

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let there be from every nation, a group of people who shall go out and study the religion so that they can come back to their own people and warn them. So when we have Ola who have come back to us, they are assets. They are assets for our society and our community. May Allah subhanho wa Taala really grant us a link with Allah And may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect Allah guide them as well and use them to save the deen. As I said, well law you have an abundance of Obama in your city.

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So we need to ask ourselves at the end of this month, who are the hola close to me, I am definitely going to attend to their halaqaat I'm going to attend the lectures I'm going to try and benefit in this way or that way. If we are a busy person who happens to have a schedule that we get up early morning we go out and we come back late at night, buy some cassettes, buy some CDs, buy some form of books, read something, achieve something that is your contribution to your religion. If you want to spread this Deen and you feel you don't have knowledge you can buy CDs, buy books, buy cassettes, distribute them, give them as gifts to others, Allah subhanho wa Taala will write the reward for

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you. If you have found something beneficial. Don't just keep it to yourself. Give it to others you will also be a tool when you arrive on the day of the AMA you will see lots of rewards, Manson

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the one who sets a good example will have the reward of it and anyone who has followed it up to the day of the AMA. So we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to use every single one of us to spread this Deen show.

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And we must be exemplary Muslims. That is another point I'd like to stress today. We must have good character and conduct no matter what wealth you have, what knowledge you have, what status you have, what good looks you have, no matter what Allah has given you. Remember when you are with the people you are one person just like them. You need to speak to them properly, address them correctly, no matter what

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No matter what, no matter what type of person it is, even if it is a non Muslim we need to address them with respect with the idea that we are presenting the correct picture of Islam. Allah Allah Allah. Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah, Allah.

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Allah He Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam says if one person is guided through you by Allah subhanho wa Taala it is better for you than everything this world has in terms of the most expensive of materialistic items. So May Allah use us inshallah, so we need to speak well smile in our homes. Another piece of advice.

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam warns us towards the end of his life.

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What does he say?

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Be careful and watch your treatment of women. Make sure you understand how to treat them. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding and this statement is so all encompassing, that it includes those who develop illicit relations with women. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all. They need to be careful, those who oppress women, whether they are husbands or children or whether they are in any way related to them. Allah subhanho wa Taala knows we've spoken about that through the month as well. So we need to really be conscious of Allah azza wa jal at all times. He is the one who is going to question us regarding absolutely everything we need to have answers. So we've heard

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so many verses Alhamdulillah we've heard throughout the month, may Allah subhanho wa Taala have benefited myself before everyone else. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant myself the elevation Sharma, and May Allah granted to all of us who are here anyone who has heard anyone who is going to hear in the future, may Allah subhanho wa Taala really accept us the idea is solely to come above all the petty differences of the Muslim woman and to bring them closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah subhanho wa Taala bring us all closer to him. Really there is a lot that can be said. But what is the point of uttering so much that when a person goes home they cannot remember? Rather we

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add a few things Hyrule Kalani McCullough wadala. The best of speech is that which is short, and to the point if you notice, we've tried to stick to the half an hour limit on a daily basis the limit was set by myself. But we asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to accept that half an hour a day. And we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah really to grant us all success in the dunya and remember the dua for this Eve, Allah whom in Africa who want to hit Bulava for Allah you are the one you love to forgive you are most forgiving. So forgive us Yama. If we have achieved forgiveness during this month of Ramadan, Allah He will have achieved a lot

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foolish is he or she who achieved forgiveness and gets a clean slate and start the first thing start singing again and the rights all dirty things on the slate May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. Really let us try and pledge to Allah subhanho wa Taala here and now your Allah we will be steadfast we will come forth to Allah we will try our best to be as upright as possible. We will try and fulfill our duties Won't we inshallah. inshallah, we will try and fulfill our duties we will try and dress appropriately and address others appropriately as well. May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept us all I make dua for all those who are here today, the oma of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and

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I request to ask from you as well. May Allah subhanho wa Taala really reward all those who have been instrumental in this particular session to occur and these sessions to happen this month of Ramadan, really, we ask Allah subhana wa tada to repeat it again and again. And we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to grant us Jenna together with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that is the ultimate that I want him you want inshallah? Or sallallahu wasallam Salam ala nabina Muhammad