Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2007
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Lecture three, choose two and half, two three and three quarter. Salam aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh.
smilla rahmanir rahim In the name of Allah most Gracious, Most Merciful Alhamdulillah Allah Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala Abadi, Medina stafa All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala Lord of the worlds and the complete blessings and salutations be upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and all his companions May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all on arola beloved brothers and sisters, dear listeners, tonight's verses, very interestingly, lead from one topic to another. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has commenced by mentioning the disbelievers he says in alladhina, funa big
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Any name those who disbelieve in Allah subhanho wa Taala. Those who reject the signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala those who deny the laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala and those who fight the prophets and fight anyone who orders them to do good, anyone calling them to the right path, they fight them. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Give them tidings of severe punishment. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. So though the verse is connected more to the Kufa but we have something to learn from it. If we deny the laws of Allah, if we do not want to act upon the laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala and we fight those who come to us to tell us what to do and what not to do. We
fight those who come to guide us we dislike someone when they tell us something that is good for us, but it is not according to our liking. Then automatically, we fall in the bracket of those who have been warned in this verse, may Allah Subhana Allah Allah protect us.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala after that speaks of the fact that he is in absolute and total control of everything he if you like, and if I would like respect, I need to ask Allah subhanho wa Taala if I would like dignity, I need to ask Allah subhanho wa Taala he is the owner of Kingdom. He's the owner of sustenance, He's the owner of absolutely everything, only in
body, this is in the form of a DA Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked to make that we should also be making the same and more than that we should be learning a lesson from it. Oh Allah subhanho wa Taala you are the owner of Kingdom. You are the owner of Dominion owner of absolutely everything. You give it to whomsoever you wish, and you take it away from whomsoever you wish. So when I want something I need to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala yes, I do need to work hard through the day. But I must realize two things. One is I must not engage in that which is prohibited in order to achieve some form of sustenance, because there will be no Baraka in that, and it will
result in my downfall. And secondly, I must realize after having worked hard throughout the day, whatever comes comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala Sometimes a person might earn a million rands, they might not be Baraka in that million, whereas another person might earn 50 rands and that might last them the whole week. May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us Baraka in our sustenance. Also, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the same verse, He is the one who raises people and who drops people. So if we would like respect amongst others, we need to ask Allah subhanho wa Taala and if he has granted us respect, we should know that he is able and capable to take it away.
At any time, may Allah subhanho wa Taala not disgrace us in public, and may He never disgrace us on the day of piano, and may He not make us from amongst those who will be disgracing. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the day of piano because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us a lot of Zuni, immediately, Sula Komal hope I am, I am going to be sitting waiting for you people for my own man on the pond. You know, the household Council on the day of tiama Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will be sitting waiting for us. He says but don't disgrace me. What is the disgrace the disgrace he says is I will recognize the people of my own man and I will say Allah,
mini woman omake this person is from me and from my own man. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will say No, not this one. You don't know what he or she did after you left. He claimed to be following you but he never did that. And Allah subhanahu wa taala will create a barrier between such people and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam what a big disgrace. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us those. That is why it is important that not only should we pay lip service regarding the love of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam but we should make every effort to try our best to be the best of people. May Allah make us from amongst those who are conscious in everything. I mean,
and Allah subhanho wa Taala then says if you comprehend the fact that Allah is in absolute control, you would also understand that it's Allah who chooses whom he gives whatever he gives, and part of what he gives, listen to it, in Allah.
Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah me, it is Allah subhanho wa Taala who chose certain people to be higher than others. He chose Adam alayhis salaatu wa Salaam to be the father of all human beings had he wanted, he would have chosen somebody else. But Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted to give him that virtue. So the mother is salatu salam is our first Father. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all the union with Adam la salatu wa salam in Jana. I mean, so then Allah says after him, we chose new hallelujah Salatu was Salam as being your father, my father as well, because at the time of mohalla salatu wa salam, everyone was destroyed, besides those who are with him in the ship, in the ark, and
after that everyone
did not have children. Besides, no, Hannah is Salatu was Salam himself. What? Do reatta humann bakkie backing, Allah says, Only his progeny, we gave it life. The rest of the project is we decided that they will become extinct. So nobody had children Besides, no, Allah is Salatu was Salam after the floods. So we are all definitely part of the family of no hallelujah Salatu was Salam. Thereafter, Allah says, and we chose Ibrahim, the family of Ibrahim alayhi salatu wa sallam, we heard about Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam.
And the fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala says that we chose him and his progeny. And I remember mentioning all the prophets after Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam from his family, he made the dua, and Allah says, Allah in Marana and we also chose the family of Milan, who was the father of Mary Maria Maria salatu wa sallam the grandfather, the maternal grandfather of Jesus May peace be upon him the Salah is Salatu was Salam. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, look, we also chose him and his progeny. May Allah subhanho wa Taala also choose us to save this Deen and to spread this Deen and to and may He use us to spread the deen to practice it to learn it to teach it and may He accepted from
us in sha Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala then makes mention of a very interesting point. Didn't we mentioned moments ago that he is the one in total control. So he is also in control of whether he decides to give you children or not. And whether he decides to give you progeny or not. Whether he decides to give you fruits that might not be in season. You know Zachary Allah is salatu wa sallam, he did not have a male child. What happened to him? He watched Maria alayhi salatu was Salam in the Mahara. She was in the middle of in the pulpit. And she used to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala there. Every time she went there, and he went there. Every time he went to see her, he noticed she
had a plate of fruits and a plate of food, which was not in season. It was out of the season. And he asked in fact, let me read the verse who la de la la has a carry me.
Every time he went, he saw this fruit which was out of season. He told Maria Maria salatu wa salam he asked, Where did you get this from? She said this is from Allah subhanho wa Taala definitely It is Allah who gives without any account. If you
He wants he can provide you with that which is out of season. It's not impossible for Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Zakaria Allahu salatu wa sallam began to think. He said, I don't have a male child. I don't have progeny. I'm very old. It's not so common for a person my age to have children. But if Maria Maria Salatu was Salam can have fruit outside season. If I'm a person who does not normally have children at this age of mine, there is a possibility if I also make a dua, it might be answered. So looking at Maria Maria salatu salam is fruits which were out of season, he too began to make dua to Allah Allah Allah Don't leave me alone, Grant me offspring. And Allah subhanho wa Taala
answered him and gave him yahia john the baptist May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding that was given as a gift to Zachary Allah is Salatu was Salam. So we also never lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Nothing is impossible for a blazer to continue making to our conviction and as we said yesterday, remains steadfast Don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala if it is to come, it will come one day may Allah subhanho wa Taala opened the doors for myself and yourselves. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of other miracles that he has granted he sallallahu salatu wa sallam, we know that Isa Allah His salat wa salam Jesus May peace be
upon him was born through a miraculous way, in a miraculous way through miraculous means and even when he was in the cradle. He was speaking to the people you can name Safina de Vaca. Allah He spoke to people in the cradle and even at old age, he spoke to people amazing What a miracle and thereafter Allah makes mentioned subhanho wa Taala of other miracles which were granted to an ISA Allah salatu wa sallam, he was chosen by Allah for those miracles such as curing the sick, giving life to the dead by the power of Allah, letting a little bit of food suffice for a lot of people may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us Baraka in our sustenance. And Allah subhanho wa Taala chooses
worshipers of his throughout time, upon whose hands miracles will be manifest May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us the ability to strengthen our Eman and to believe in the miracles of the prophets and mBiA mo salatu salam, O Allah subhanho wa Taala Have mercy on all of us. And Allah says,
After mentioning, the story of Isa is salat wa salam. And the reason why it is mentioned here is because the whole surah is named Allah in the family of Iran. Who is the family of Iran? Is it not Maria Maria salatu salam re Salli salatu wa sallam, all of them are the family of Iran. So Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about them in the surah and then Allah addresses the People of the Book why the people of the book they claim to be lovers of Italia salat wa salam, Allah says, Yeah kitabi Lima tak funa big.
O People of the Book, why have you disbelieved in the signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala, though you are witnesses you have seen and you can see what is right and wrong. Allah continues in the very next verse saying the metal will be soon I'll have
on Oh, why are people have the book? Why do you mix the truth with the falsehood? And you hide that which is truth, knowingly? May Allah protect us? Or aren't we guilty sometimes of doing that we know what is right and wrong. We know the truth. We know exactly what is right and wrong, but purposely and intentionally, we hide the truth and we make clear or we make manifest the lies. May Allah protect us if that's the case, we joined the ranks of the People of the Book who are being admonished here by Allah subhanho wa Taala. May Allah protect us from that we are muslimeen we must be truthful. If we are going to lie, what is going to happen to our children? What is going to
happen to our offspring? Hi, Jonas economy from Molina Molina Luna home, the best of generations the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says he's my generation and then the next and then the next, which means each generation generally will be worse off than the previous one spiritually, not always the case. But the general trend. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us upliftment so that at least our progeny can still remain on beam. So Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of those questions that he has questioned the People of the Book with and the lesson is for all of us, and Allah says, Let me inform you that there is only one thing I will accept from all of you. While many
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Pharaoh ciminelli will force any anyone who wants to follow a path besides the path of submission to his or her creator, then that path will not be accepted from that person. We must realize this, Islam here refers to submission to the court
Mines of Allah subhanho wa Taala which means anyone who does not want to obey the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala then the other deeds that they engage in will not be accepted by Allah and they will be losers in the afra. This verse does not only refer to the deen as the religion of Islam, but it refers to anything that anyone would like to do, which is against submission to Allah subhanho wa Taala they will be losers. Don't we say Islam means peace. And Islam also means submission. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us submitters, we've all said it by tongue. We've declared the Shahada we've read so many times.
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We've heard that so many times. But it's time now that we submit to it. And we realize there is a lot to come with it. May Allah grant that to us and make it easy for us. And Allah subhanho wa Taala then speaks about how to achieve righteousness. If you recall, two nights back or last night, we spoke about righteousness. And we spoke about righteousness in detail. Here, Allah subhanho wa Taala in one word, he's telling us how to achieve righteousness
you will never achieve true righteousness, until you spend from that which you love most, a lot of us will probably think that this refers to wealth, and things which are material, I opened my closet, I look at the suit or the dress that I love the most and I must spend it in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Yes, that is included in this if our love for material items, happens to exceed our love for Allah subhanho wa Taala then by all means, that is dangerous love, spend it in the path of Allah give it away, so that we can love Allah subhanho wa Taala more than anything material. But that is only part of the meaning of this verse. What else do we love a lot. Let me
take you deeper into it. We love our time. I want to spend my time the way I want. I love it a lot. I want to go where I want my time is very valuable, I will do what I want. What about spending the time in the cause of Allah subhanho wa Taala coming to the masjid requires time, I need to spend what I love most I want to go somewhere but Allah is calling how you
come to success, then we can spend the time that is most beloved to us. That is why we failed. So righteousness will not be achieved until you spend even your time that is so beloved to you in the right course, with your family members spend time how many people how many wives are complaining? You know, our husbands? Don't ever spend time with us? Well, you will not achieve righteousness? If that is the case. How many children don't even know their parents? May Allah protect us? We need to spend more time with our children. This is what will take us towards righteousness. Yes, it is a fact let me take you deeper than that. Not only time.
Sometimes we have our own opinions which are most beloved to us. I know my opinion, this is my opinion. Look, let's go to eat at such and such a place and the wife and the children are telling you No Let's go elsewhere. For as long as there is nothing Islamic to stop you from that. Why not accept somebody else's view? There might be 10 views when we are sitting in a meeting. Why do we have to shove our view down the throats of the other nine? May Allah protect us. So spend that view become a gentleman to say you know what, I disagree with all of you. But no problem go ahead the way you want it because it is not a major issue and it's permissible in Islam. Yes, when it comes to
something that is haram Say for example, someone comes up and say my view is that a lady must leave you insalata away, or a lady must leave you in Juma. Now you must say you know what, let's unite the woman allow her to live no problem. No because that is outside the fold of Islam. Listen to what Allah says thereafter. He says what does the movie have a Lila hegemony?
roku hold fast to the rope of Allah subhanho wa Taala and do not be this united. Why didn't he just say remain united? First he starts off by saying hold fast to the rope of Allah. Why? Because if there is anything against the rope of Allah subhanho wa Taala then don't say that now just because of unity. I am ready to forego the Quran. Because the Quran comes first. The Sharia comes first. Islam comes first, the rules and regulations come first and then we will achieve unity. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, you tolerate all the views that are within the framework of the Sharia, but the minute they go outside, remember first you got to hold fast and then you got to talk about
May Allah subhanho wa Taala unite this ummah, upon the Quran and the Sunnah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So this is something priority we are being taught by Allah subhanho wa Taala so that was
The next item and Allah subhanho wa Taala says that now that you have understood the book, you've understood righteousness, you've understood the gifts of Allah, you've understood the fact that he chooses people. Do you want to be chosen? Allah says, Well, in that case, let there be from amongst you a group of people who go out and still remind people look, this is good, and that is bad. Remember, we said Don't feel bad when someone corrects you, a person who is a drunkard when people go to him and say, Stop drinking, my dear brother, it's very bad for you. Let me help you to leave the bottle. If that person says Hey, who are you? Then obviously that is a very bad sign. That is a
sign of rejection. But we should be from amongst those who say thank you very much. Really, I need the help. I need the assistance I pray for you. You are one brother, one sister who has come to me and directly told me other people go behind my back and they speak to everyone else. No one comes to me. May Allah not make us from amongst those who go around spreading tales about people without having the courage and the guts to actually go up and say listen, brother, this is what I heard. Let's keep it between me and you. But please, let me clarify this with you. That is the quality of a Muslim so Allah says Walter comin como
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una honeymoon, cow. Let there be a group from amongst you, of people who will be enjoying that which is good and prohibiting that which is bad. May Allah choose us to be from amongst those who definitely that is the work that the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala were granted. They had to come to mankind at large, telling them what to do and guiding them. So if Allah subhanho wa Taala has chosen us to stand up to mention a few words of guidance. It must not blow up our heads to become proud and say now I'm better than everybody else know we are all equal in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we must realize that if Allah has used us, it is an honor that Allah has
granted if he wants he can take it away here and now. Allah subhanho wa Taala accept us all, especially when it comes to our own offspring. May we be role models for definitely the most successful of children are those whose role models are their own parents. Let's understand them
and allow them subhanho wa Taala after that tells us you know everything sounds nice and rosy doesn't if Mashallah everything sounds so good for this oma, remember you also have enemies, your enemies are working, they are doing their job, are you doing your job, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, for the better,
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your enemies through their tongues, you've already heard the enmity, but we'd like you to know that in their hearts, they have even greater enmity against you. So be careful, be steadfast.
either of you who believe, be concerned about yourselves. Those who are astray will not be able to harm you, if you yourself are rightly guided on the right path on the straight path. If you know the road from here to Cape Town, you will not be able to get lost even if people come to you swaying you from side to side, you will still go on the same motorway that you know will lead you to where you are heading. The same applies to this deal. No matter how many people call you to the nightclubs and call you towards drugs and call you towards so many other things. If you know the deen and you know where it's going to take you you will be so happy to be on the right path throwing away and brushing
off whatever is on the science. May Allah make us inshallah straight and May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the acceptance to reach gender inshallah with ease. So Allah subhanho wa Taala then says, Oh, you who believe you want to succeed, make sure that your sustenance is halal? Yeah, I Latina.
kuno Reba, don't eat interest. Imagine this is coming up almost every night. Don't eat interest. Don't cheat. People don't deceive people in business. Remember in Islam, we need to help each other when it comes to business. I make a profit and the person who bought from me the goods also feels that he has gained or she has gained and it was a bargain. Rahim Allah Subhana Allah Allah Subhana Allah, Allah has mercy upon a person who is considerate of the seller when by and considerate of the buyer when selling amazing. That means when I sell my commodities islamically The sooner Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is to try and have a greater turnover with a smaller profit rather than
a large profit with a with a small turnover. Why? Because if I have turned over a lot, I have helped more people, more human beings they have bought from me, each one is smiling, making glad for me. Allah Subhana Allah Quran does understanding even in business, and Allah subhanho wa Taala says, ensure that your sustenance is halal so that you can succeed so that your your enemies cannot overtake you economically today. The enemy is in control economically, financially, absolutely in control, if they want to freeze whatever I have, and you have
It's just a click of a finger, it's gone. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. We need to always be conscious of the fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed us with sustenance. Let's assist one another and assist all human beings when it comes to sustenance, each one should not only be concerned about himself or herself, but everyone else in sha Allah, may Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us Baraka and Allah subhanho wa Taala then gives hope to all of us and he says, look,
we all know he's given us the month of Ramadan, but in the Quran, Allah says whether it's the month of Ramadan or out of the month of Ramadan, we're sorry you
become Don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala Make haste towards the forgiveness of Allah azza wa jal before it is too late. Remember, Allah is most forgiving, Most Merciful, the Hadith that we mentioned in Juma today, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us through Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam something that can put a smile on everybody's face.
Even Amina became Allah, Allah, the One who has sought forgiveness from a sin is equivalent to the one who's never ever committed a sin in the past. Allahu Akbar, don't we feel that mercy? Imagine we've committed so many sins, Allah says just turned to me and I will delete everything you will be equivalent to those who've never, ever committed a sin. May Allah make a steadfast and Allah says, turn before it is too late. One of the final verses that we read tonight and I'm sure most of us heard the verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
Every soul shall taste death, which means every human beings life shall come to an end in this world.
So turn to Allah before that, may Allah grant us the turning, May He grant us the ability to prepare for death. Don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah death is definitely coming. All I've got to do is to give Allah subhanho wa Taala some form of an excuse to forgive me and to forgive you. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us all we need to turn in the month of Ramadan. What a great gift we have in the month of Ramadan. Mashallah so much Allah has given us and yet sometimes our hearts are not even moved. Allah is going to ask us this month Kay, it went, you've spent so many days thus far. What have you done? What have you achieve? I might never see the end of Ramadan you might never see
the end. We might never see another Ramadan. Let's make this ramadan ramadan with a change may all of us promise Allah subhanho wa Taala that we will definitely become better people are Sol Allahu wa salam o barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah Subhana Allah. Allah Allah Allah anta