Ramadan 2010 – Durban – Reminders – Day 01
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu lillahi wa kafa wa sallahu wa salam o Baraka, Allah Abadi, Hilary mostofa Baba. All praise is indeed due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless him and all his companions and every single one of us and our offspring to come up to the day of piano on a dilemma, beloved brothers and sisters, dear listeners, we thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for giving us yet another opportunity of the blessed month of the year the month of Ramadan in which there is a night that is better than 1000 months. So we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us from those who are
accepted in the month of Ramadan. I mean, we ask Allah to forgive us from amongst those who are forgiven in the month of Ramadan. I mean, we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to grant us every form of goodness indeed it is a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala those who are concerned of their spirituality will be able to feel the spirituality of this month and will be able to achieve upliftment. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from shapen. This evening I have decided to go through the sequence of the verses of the Quran. We have certain Fatiha that we all know of by heart the most powerful surah in the Quran. And Allah subhanho wa Taala calls each Omen Quran which is the
mother of the Quran, and Allah subhanho wa Taala calls it a several Matheny, those seven verses that are repeated so often. So by naming it, Quran in the Arabic language when one says the mother of something they mean it is the most important of that particular group or category. So the Koran, all the verses in the Quran, these are the most powerful they are repeated so many times and we ought to know that every time we utter the words of Surah Fatiha, there is a response by Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is why the first Hadith I am commencing with and I have commenced within the past as well is the Hadith reported in Sahih Muslim wherein Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that
Allah subhanho wa Taala says Assam to salata, benei Baba in abdeen Swain, I have indeed divided Surah Al Fatiha imagine the name of certain Fatiha is also a Salah, because it is repeated in Salah in every Raka in every unit of Salah we repeat certain fatty has so this name of Surah Fatiha is also a Salah. I have divided a Salah which means what will Fatiha into two paths between myself and my worshiper when my worshiper says Alhamdulillah. Allah Allah amin All praise is indeed due to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says I respond by saying my worshiper has praised me hamadani Abdi. Now this response comes but we cannot hear it it is there. This is why a lot of the fora and the
researchers when it comes to Surah Fatiha, you find them posing seven times in Surah Fatiha because of every response that comes so you find them posing Allah subhanho wa Taala says my worshiper has praised me or Rahmani Raheem. Most Gracious, Most Merciful, most forgiving, Most Merciful.
Allah subhanho wa Taala responds as Allah Yeah, buddy, a different type of praise my worship or has glorified me a glorification. That is a different type of praise, declaring the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's the second verse out of seven, the third one, Maliki Yeoman, Ji D Owner of the Day of Judgment. Do you know what Allah says when we say that? He says magetta Nia Abdi, my worshiper has declared My majesty Subhana Allah declared, My majesty, Owner of the Day of Judgment, in that we are already declaring that we believe there is a day in which we will all answer to Allah subhanho wa Taala regarding our whatever we've done in this world, may Allah make that day easy for
us, then those are three verses we've heard the three responses, then yeah, kana Buddha, yeah. Canada staring you alone we worship your Allah, you alone we seek help from your Allah when we say that Allah subhanho wa Taala says benei ouabain Abba de agua de masal this verse is between myself and my worship, and now I will grant my worship or whatever he asks for. And we say he didn't know Sarah, dirty guy.
Asya Allah to the straight path. This shows us that the biggest blessing we could ever have from Allah subhanho wa Taala is guidance. We are so fortunate the greatest gift I have in you have at this moment is the fact that we are meaning we are part of the oma of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us the ability to understand the Nima and the gift of Allah upon us and the favor upon us that we are chosen to be followers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam over and above that to be rightly guided on the straight path, that is the gift of Allah in Dino Scirocco stefi guide Asya Allah to the straight path, so you're on
the path of those whom you have favored. This is what we are saying. So if someone were to ask you, you have one.
If someone were to ask you or to tell you, you have one what is if you want to make one lie, a true Mormon, who understands the value of you will say, hey, Dina, Sarah, Mr. Kim, so often Latina nantahala, in one movie, he more or
less is the most powerful to the path of those whom you have favored, not the path of those who have earned your anger, know the path of those who have gone astray, that is the DA so we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us primarily from those whom whenever we read Surah Fatiha Take your time. Take it easy. Read clearly understand what Allah is responding when you are saying and you will enjoy your Salah. You will enjoy Surah Fatiha Take your time. pause for a moment a split moment in Salah we don't pause for too long, but a split moment in order to understand what you've said well law he we have been reading Salah in some cases for 2030 4050 years, but we don't even know the
essence of Sudoku. In fact he has sometimes and sometimes we don't even know what we are saying. And yet we have been reading Salah for 60 years at times May Allah accept that Salah from us it is our duty as muslimeen not to be able to sleep until we know what we are saying is Allah Subhana Allah so Allah is the key to the door of Jenna according to some narration.
If that is the case, how is it that we don't know what that key looks like? by not being able to understand what we are saying? Yes, initially, obviously we may not understand. But how much effort have we made to try and comprehend what we are saying in Salah May Allah subhanho wa Taala open those doors for us, then obviously we all uttered the words mean either softly or loudly but we all uttered the words mean at the end of Surah Fatiha May Allah subhana wa Taala accept that promise and the next surah Allah has chosen Surah Baqarah the reason why it is named Surah Baqarah is because in it, there is a story of a certain cow at the time of Musa alayhis salaam there was an incident that
occurred and that incident is mentioned in the Quran, how they questioned him what type of a cow to slaughter. When he answered they asked him yet another question What color is it when they are when he told them they asked him yet another question and so on because of that it is called Surah Al Baqarah it is just a name. But Allah subhanho wa Taala commences it with powerful letters known as Huracan Macaca separated letters.
me, no one knows the meaning of that besides Allah subhanho wa Taala people might have suggested things and some things might have come through people's minds know the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam informs us that Allah knows the meaning of that why he revealed it only he knows we might have a slight glimpse into one or two reasons but we would not be able to know the meaning of it. It is only Allah is Allah who BPL May, Allah subhana wa Taala has kept the knowledge of that for whatever reason he wants with him. But we do know the kuffaar of Makkah, they did not want to listen to the verses of the Quran. So they are some of these type of verses where they were baffled for a
moment thinking a very eloquent man though unless it is now speaking to us and saying words that we don't even understand there must be meaning to it. So it drew their attention to listen to what came after that, that he Kalki tabula rasa Buffy
There is no doubt in this book the Quran, no doubt at all. Look at how the sequence of the verses Allah in the opening verses immediately after Sudoku
It describes the the value of the book and the fact that there is no doubt in this book that you are about to begin to read.
Why is this verse right at the beginning? Because if you are doubting the book, what's the point of reading it Subhana Allah, when you now know that this is the value of the book, there is a clear guarantee from the creator of myself and yourselves, that there is no doubt in the book. Now you can read the book. So if there is no doubt in the book, they will never ever be a discrepancy in the book, nor can they ever be any two verses that are contradicting each other in the book, because if that is the case, then they will it would create doubt. So for those who think that there is contradiction, Nay, this is an answer for them. And for those who want to create unnecessary
contradictions or so called contradictions, which are not even there, and come and try and tackle the mind of the less knowledgeable, be where Allah declares There is no doubt in the book and in it there is guidance, but guidance for whom a Pooja has read part of the Quran. He knew some of the verses of the Quran, Abu lahab knew some of the verses of the Quran, the kafar of today they know some of the verses of the Quran, why is it that they don't achieve guidance from it? Because Allah says in it there is guidance for a certain category of people fi who then leave Turkey, there is guidance for those who are conscious of their Creator. Those who have consciousness in their heart
for them, they'll be guidance sometimes muslimeen you read for them a verse of the Quran and say, brother, it's haram for you to do what you've just done. He says, look, Baba you May Allah protect us. If that is the case. Is he a person with taqwa? The answer is no no taqwa. If a person has taqwa, the Koran will definitely make his hairs raise and he will surrender to it immediately. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who can surrender to the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us he informs us if there is guidance for those who are conscious, who are those who are conscious. Let's take a look at the sequence of the verses. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and this is amazing, he says, Those who are
conscious of Allah are those who are successful. Now, between the two verses, there is a description.
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those are verses we read, when Allah says those are the ones who are rightly guided from the era, those are the ones who are the successful, who is he describing? He is describing the ones who are conscious with the clean from the clean, he takes it up, he mentioned certain qualities. and thereafter he says those are the successful, do you want to know what is success? Here it is in the opening verses of the Quran, because the kuffaar at the time, they related success to monetary gain, to control to power and so on. Allah says the successful are those who are conscious of Allah, Allah Deena, you may know Nabeel ye be those who believe in the unseen Subhana Allah, believing in the
unseen believe in the angels believing the books and so on and Allah continues. What up Muna salata they establish their daily prayers. Believe me Salah is extremely important.
I have been speaking on Salah the benefit obviously we ask Allah to grant myself benefit and yourself. Salah is so powerful that any problem anybody has Salah is the key to the solution. Salah is the key to the solution. You start off with Toba asking Allah to forgive you get onto the same page as the creator, whom you want to ask and seek from. Because if you are on a different page, you are definitely a person who's calling out but you don't even want to adopt the laws that the same supreme be diety that you are calling out to is Subhan Allah you don't even want to obey the commands that he has placed on you and you would like to call out to Him. So Allah subhanho wa Taala
says, seek forgiveness establish your Salah you find solution to all your problems, believe me, if a person has a problem
and they repent to Allah and begin to read Salah with the undertaking that he Allah I will never miss a Salah after this day never miss a single Salah after this day. If 40 days pass. If 40 days pass, you start finding the solutions to Pinilla one after the other. There is a narration of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says if a person reads his Salah on time, with technical
Natalya Heron in Salah with Gemma without missing it 40 days lapse, he hasn't missed anything his name will be eradicated from the hypocritical list. He won't he will not be a hypocrite inshallah on condition that it's not only the undertaking to read for 40 days no, the undertaking is never to miss a Salah. But let the first 40 days pass you will start finding the doors open one by the one after the other. Now granted to us the next quality of the successful
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every act of worship we have you find the sooner and nothing is more than the foreign. Let's take a look at Salah how many followers do we have? We know them how many sooner and nothing we have much more. So the follow up is a little The sooner and nothing is more. Take a look at Hajj it is compulsory once a lifetime your sooner and nephele your camera and so on is much more you can make it as many times as you want and I think a lot of us who have the means actually go formula so many times Mashallah. There are so many from amongst us who are already there now. So many who are about to go tomorrow and the following day mount like accepted from you and make it easy for you. Let us
take a look for example, at Zika.
When it comes to Zika what happens in fact before we get to Zika look at fasting 30 days compulsory after that you have three days a month you have two days a week it's much more in number than that which is compulsory but it is soon and nothing. Zika is one of the only acts of worship where we have turned it around. We make Zika that which we give and the Lila is almost new almost very, very small. Why? Where have we gone? Why don't we learn from the other acts of worship to say your father is so much your soon enough it must be much more if you want acceptance from Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala make us generous make us from those who can give. And let's learn
from the example as I've said, of fasting of the example of Hajin hombre as I've said, the example of Salah May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us acceptance then Allah says when Latina you mean una Bhima de la la cama de la mukava. Nick will Hiroshi whom you know, two qualities. Firstly, those who believe in the book reveal to you and the books revealed before you which means in a nutshell, they believe in their heavenly revelation. We believe that Allah has created us and He has sent an instruction manual to us at any given time, in order to instruct us how to lead our lives, if we believe in that book. And believing does not just mean to acknowledge one is acknowledgement one is
to believe in it, to adopt it to try and put it into practice. Then Allah says those are the ones who are going to be successful. It's one of the qualities.
Let's look at the last quality mentioned here. Allah subhanho wa Taala says what will karate whom you know, they are convinced when it comes to the Akira convinced completely they know very well they have yaqeen conviction that the Acura is coming the life after death is certain we are going to answer to Allah subhanho wa Taala now look at how powerful these verses are. Allah is describing the believers in the opening verses of the Quran. I have come across many non Muslims whom when they open the Quran and start reading Surah Fatiha Hans Ratan Baqarah. They are already convinced by the time they get here to say Look at all this look at how powerful it is. How many of us have ever gone
through the Quran from the beginning with its meaning, thinking about the sequence and look at how powerful it is. Now in order to make clear the other parties that are in existence. Allah subhanho wa Taala then describes the disbelievers after he mentioned those who are successful, and their qualities and what true believers are who they are. Allah subhanho wa Taala then says in levena cafaro definitely those who disbelieve What about them. So
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the room let me know those who just believe it is equal for them whether you want them or you don't want them they will not believe this verse proves the other verse that says that in the Quran, there is guidance for those who have consciousness if you don't have consciousness, even if the verses are reciting
to you is equivalent to them not being recited to you because a person would never believe. So in order to receive mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala and guidance we need to first develop the consciousness of our Allah within us the consciousness of our Creator within us, then we will be able to distinguish between right and wrong. The Quranic verses will have the desired impact on our lives. Only if we develop our taqwa May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us Mati. This verse is also a warning to those who do not take heed. When the Quranic verses or the shadow rulings are made clear to them, that it is possible that Allah may have written such people as the misguided because Allah
subhanho wa Taala says after that hatami Allahu Allah kulu beam wireles AnnMarie him.
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Allah says he has sealed three faculties their hearts completely sealed. Those who don't have Taqwa, those who disbelieve those who reject the verses, their hearts are sealed. There is a blocked and they have a curtain a barrier in front of them they cannot see it's blocking their vision as well. Yet they have eyes they have ears and they have physically the heart as well. But the use of that heart and those ears and those eyes completely new in terms of spirituality. May Allah subhanho wa Taala give us hearts that can soften enough enough then we have committed May Allah forgive us.
Gone are the days when we leave our Salah May Allah make us from those who can establish our Salah. This is a month of Ramadan look at the opening verses of the Quran. Allah is inviting us come to my mercy Here we are, this is how you achieve the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala come in enjoy the Koran beautiful recitation of the words of Allah. The beauty does not lie in the recite his voice it lies in the words of the Creator Subhana Allah
if only we realize and recognize the power of the verses of Allah subhanho wa Taala there is an open invitation by your Creator telling you come either john RM Ivana de una de de la rockville via Bahia Sharia Casa when Ramadan enters a call calls, oh you who wants to do good come forth, there is room for you here we will multiply your good deeds so many folds from Allah. That is an invitation from Allah when the richest man in Durban gives you an invite to come to his wedding or to his house how happily we go Mashallah. You know what we will even take along some others may Allah protect us, and May He grant us understanding It's not wrong to do that for as long as the person is decent and a
But the comparison I want to draw when Allah my Creator, and yours is inviting you to be the best of all people. Why don't we respond even 5% 10% will lie, it will be the beginning of the solution of all our problems. And Allah favors us by giving us old age. Some have already passed on only Allah knows the condition upon which they've passed on mela Grantham, Jenna and Ratna mercy. But with us we are still alive. It's not too late. May Allah forgive us and grant us a turning point. It is not difficult to establish your Salah not difficult at all. It is not difficult for you to abstain from gossip and for myself to abstain from bad mouthing, now law protect me and you. So Allah subhanho wa
Taala says, Don't be from amongst those whose hearts are sealed. Don't be from amongst those whose eyes are blocked, whose ears are sealed. Allah protect us all. Allah says for them, there is a severe punishment, a great punishment. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala describes the third category of people that you can find those are the ones sitting on the fence, neither are they believers, no are they just believers? And amazingly, Allah mentions the qualities of the hypocrites in these verses, and May Allah protect myself and yourself from such qualities.
The idea of mentioning these verses is to protect ourselves and to be able to recognize others who may have these qualities so we can save ourselves from their company and from their evil May Allah protect us. Always I mean, so Allah subhanho wa Taala says wamena nasty mai kakou
meanie from amongst the people there are those who say we believe in Allah and the Last Day, but they are not believers. What does this mean? If people can do that to Allah subhanho wa Taala Do you think people cannot do it to myself and yourself? say one thing
on our faces and mean something else behind our backs. It's possible. But the worst is for us ourselves to do that with Allah and with others, how many of us claim to be Muslim mean but when the laws are made known to us, we find ourselves in another Valley altogether.
We take what suits us, and we leave that which does not suit us. Why? If that is the case, and if we are guilty of that it is time to change. This is the reason why Islam is the only religion that covers its heavenly book from cover to cover and makes it almost a duty for every single one of us, at least in the month of Ramadan to cover it from one end to the other. Take a look at the Christians they've got a Bible. Almost all of them have never ever read it cover to cover you ask them. Have you ever read the Bible cover to cover 99.9% of them will say no, but ask the Muslim seated here. Have you ever read the Quran cover to cover 99.9% will say yes, amazing. It's the only
religion in the world where religiously we go page by page. Let us now try to understand and put it into practice. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala opened the doors for us. This is why we have sessions of this nature to try and explain to us to try and explain to us the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala this evening inshallah we will prolong it a little bit, but tomorrow inshallah we will cut it down a little bit. For those who really, you know, setting into the month of Ramadan the idea is not to prolong but to take a message or to home every day and to try and put it into our hearts. May Allah make me practice upon what I'm saying and yourselves as well. I mean, so Allah subhanho wa Taala is
now making mention of the qualities. Allah subhanho wa Taala is now making mention of the qualities of the hypocrites, and Allah subhanho wa Taala says, You are their own Allaha when levena Amano, they try to cheat or deceive Allah and those who believe but they are only deceiving themselves. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect us from that type of deception. I think there is an announcement and this is actually an insult to the tarawih as well as to the session we have now. But sadly, without being disrespectful, we've got to mention that there is a white Toyota Corolla r k m 947. GP, we really feel that this person needs to move his vehicle and inshallah we won't look
at you we closing our eyes for a moment. If you want to get up and walk out, no problem we just want to rectify the problem and GP means we are coming from outside May Allah grant you a good reward inshallah. And may Allah subhanho, wa Taala, enhance, leave Neela all our lives for the mere fact that we diverted for a few moments for a good reason.
Just for a moment so that we don't repeat this again, if we can all Park our cars in such a way that we are conscious of the people whom we may be blocking. If you blocked Someone please, you can leave early, put your class late and come back inshallah. We don't want you to leave from the goodness. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah really to grant us the benefit of this month of Ramadan. That is the idea. So Allah subhanho wa Taala then makes mention of the hearts of those who are hypocrites, fi khudobin him morato
MA MA in their hearts is a disease and Allah increases that disease. They are sick. Allah says they are sick because they know that this is the word of Allah. They know they've been created, but they are hypocrites claiming to believe and yet they are not believers. There are two types of hypocrisy one is Allah protect us from that, where a person is not a Muslim, but lying that they are, Allah protect us from that. That is Nipa con it is hypocrisy of belief. And then there is a different type of hypocrisy hypocrisy in our deeds. And sometimes we are guilty of that where we are Muslims. We claim to be Muslims and we are but when it comes to following, we find ourselves lacking and
slacking May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all steadfastness.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says mentioning the qualities of the hypocrites either ki La la la to see do feel r&b. Although in no Muslim
when you tell them don't spread corruption and sin on earth don't spread vise on earth they say no, we are doing good. We are the good doers. Those are the bad ones. Look at them. We are doing good. This is why every one of us Let's check our deeds. Are we making anyone else's lives difficult are we spreading corruption on earth? If we are it is time to revisit our situation and to improve it inshallah make others lives easy. Allow
Make your life easy. And this is in every sphere. Make other's lives easy. Allah subhanho wa Taala will make your life easy. Another quality Allah subhanho wa Taala says, when it is told to them to believe, like the people have believed, they say no. Should we believe like those who are weak? Like those who have nothing? I don't mean Oh, come on,
man. So for
those who are ignorant from amongst us, those who are silly or if I can use the word stupid from amongst us, they've accepted this message you want us to accept this message? This verse is in response to those at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam who said if Bella live Nora, who was a slave, and so hey, by Rumi, who was a slave, and the others who are poor, are your followers, you expect us to also follow in the ranks and Allah says, never those are hypocrites. How dare they say that now Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us in today's world. It is in response for those who say Islam is a good religion, but I don't want to accept it because the Muslims are bad
people. Allah is saying, you need to gauge a religion by its scriptures, and by the religion itself, not necessarily by the followers because from amongst the followers, they will be those who are not exemplary, Allah make us exemplary.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and this is a quality of the hypocrites, what either Lacan Latina man, oh,
ye that hollow Illa Shalini him corlew in my icon, in mana, nomos, Tansy Oh, when they meet the believers, they pretend like they are with them. They tell the believers Yes, we are believers, we are with you. And when they go back to their shayateen to their people, they say no, no, no, don't worry, we're not with those people. We are actually with you, but we making a joke we making a mockery. And Allah says, Allah who Yes, does he obey Him? Allah will make a mockery of them. May Allah protect us all. From this, the lesson I would like to draw for myself and yourselves is that in life, sometimes we are double faced.
Sometimes JSON makes us be hypocritical, where we go to a person we smiling and we happy and we greet him and we pretend like he's our biggest buddy, and behind his back, we are swearing him and we are spreading rumors about him and we are stabbing him a million times. If that's the case, a warning for such qualities. We need to change that. We need to change it ASAP as soon as possible. Because we must be straight up a person you've got a problem you go up to them with respect you utter the word look, brother, I've heard this Oh, this is the problem and so on. resolve it shaytan will be upset but Allah will be pleased. But if we are going to continue spreading tail and we are
going to continue this hypocritical behavior to say no in front of him. Sometimes you find people who are supposedly pious and in front of them Mashallah you find lovely greeting and everybody's smiling and hugging and thereafter behind their backs. Whoa, may Allah subhanho wa Taala save goddess. If that is the case, isn't it the same quality that I was describing here? Now Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all from that. And may He make us a community that is united, that is full of love and muhabba because that is what we need.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how
the first command of the Quran it is placed so beautifully Allah says yeah,
so Oh people, or Buddha, back home. Worship Europe is the one who created you provides for you in supreme and total control. I normally say creator nareesha cherish a provider protector cure the one in complete control. That is the meaning of the term rub. Allah says oh people worship Europe, who is Europe? So Alana describes it. Look at how the Quran works. Allah, Allah kakum, the one who created you. Now if a person is not convinced by that Allah says, Well, latinamerica, Polycom and he created all those who passed before you they already gone. He created all of them. Now, he saw that you can achieve taqwa. So if you want to achieve the taqwa which is spoken about in the opening
verses of Surah Baqarah. The way to do it is to worship Allah, you're the one who made you, your Creator. So then Allah subhanho wa Taala thereafter,
starts mentioning all the other things he created. Look at the sequence, beautiful sequence. If a person is still not convinced, Allah says, Allah, Allah, Allah como la da da, da, da, the one who created the earth for you as a carpet as a layer for you to walk on was summer
Vina, look at how he created the skies. Are you still not convinced? Allahu Akbar, look at how Allah is
really tying up one after the other in order to get to that point
in Allah subhanho wa Taala thereafter This is filata jolly lie after mentioning a few of these creatures of his he says pelaa lunella. He
don't ever worship anything together with Allah don't associate partners with Allah no matter what. This is what Allah subhanho wa Taala is seeing associated association of partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala is the major sin. Like we've just known about the major element of guidance, we now know the biggest sin is Sheikh May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us from that. Then Allah says regarding this book,
he mentioned that this book, there's no doubt in it. And after that, he says, what you call
me man, as
a beginner, if you are doubting that which We have revealed to our slave, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam to be Suraj measly, bring about, bring forth one surah similar to it.
And he says whether we should
bring all your partners try and come up with one surah if you're doubting the Quran, bring us one surah all of you put together come up with one surah then he says for inlanta Allahu Allah to follow, if you are not going to do that, and you will never be able to do that, for
ijarah so then you need to fear the fire. You need to fear the fire, whose fuel will be men and stones, human beings and stones. Now here, the issue of jahannam has just come about where Allah is warning us to say look, you don't want to follow the book then you need to worry about the fire that is coming. Allah protect myself and yourself. Look at the sequence and the order. Allah subhanho wa Taala is challenging, challenging mankind. How we still don't believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala then Allah subhanho wa Taala continues.
You know when the when the fire is mentioned, what about the people who do good? When the fire is mentioned those who do good start thinking what is there for us immediately alliances that this is the sequence of the verses. So some people think that there is no connection between the verses of the Quran. No, there is always a connection Allah says over Shireen larina Manu amilo solly Hattie anila Jen.
Good news to those who believe and do good deeds. That for them is Jenna gardens what type of gardens it's not good enough to just say gardens. Allah subhanho wa Taala through his divine wisdom has never just said gardens, he always describes it.
those gardens underneath which rivers are flowing, that you can actually see rivers of milk rivers of honey rivers of fruit juice, rivers of whatever you want. SubhanAllah and as though it is glass, you can see it and guess what it belongs to you Subhanallah you own it. Imagine you go to the beach in Durban and you're looking at it and you think to yourself, I own this. I don't think there's any one of them amongst us. We actually would ever do that because they would take us to a hospital.
But in Ghana, you will only get your ownership ally saying that for you. On one hand, there's the fire that he spoke about first. Then he says you're not in touch remain tactile and then Allah says in it you will also have provisions Don't worry Why? Because in this dunya there are some people who don't have much and they continue bearing suffer. And Allah says Don't worry in the ohana you will get you will get definitely a lot of Rosie is not of sustenance, whatever you want. Allah says Kula ma Rosa comin ha Tamati rescore or Lu Han Allah the US economy kaaboo wa otogi mata shabbiha Allahu Akbar, the description of the fruit of Jenna. Allah says every time they will be granted from the
fruit of Jenna
as sustenance and they will partake or eat from it. They will say that this is similar to what we have had in the past. In the past, meaning just a moment ago in Ghana or in the junior either
Allah says then
it will be made looking similar
But it won't be the same with the shabby one, they will be a little bit confused with it, it will be similar they will be similarities. So you see something possibly we need to get the inshallah to actually see it, but you see something possibly looking like an orange, but when you eat it, it is according to your massage. It is according to your own liking whatever you want. So you are eating an orange and you want it to taste like I don't even know what to say. Maybe your favorite burger Hello a kebab, but it looks like an orange Allahu Akbar.
That's just a description I've laid out. But this is the description of gender even higher than what I've seen by far. So Allah subhanho wa Taala after mentioning the fire, he mentions gender, then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the examples.
Allah is not ashamed of giving the example of a mosquito. Why does he say that? Because in the Quran, the verses to come there are going to be so many examples. Don't ever belittle a verse of the Quran or an example in the Quran. It is always 100% valid and it fits 100% Now Allah Subhana what Allah grant us all acceptance, amazing. And this is a last example in the beginning of the Quran, he says I don't be I am not ashamed to give an example of a mosquito.
Now if people are still not convinced, Allah subhanho wa Taala then makes mentioned look at the sequence in the order. He's already invited us to believe May Allah grant us that belief. If a person is still not convinced Allah subhanho wa Taala now says
that you when you were created, we want to inform you what happened even before you were there. What is the color of blue columella ekati in Ninja Ville are the califa before you were in existence, Allah says we told the angels that we are going to create a viceroy on earth halifa on Earth.
Imagine so this is the beginning. Then Allah continues and I'm not going to go into the details but Allah subhanho wa Taala continues, how he created Adam alayhis salaam, how shavon transgressed and promised a law that he will lead us astray or he will try his best with us that is then mentioned in in the order. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of how shavon succeeded in part of his plan. And then Allah says, Adam, Allah is Allah made Toba he turned to Allah and Allah forgive him.
Imagine that the beginning of the Quran Allah is telling us the story of Adam alayhis salam, how the first human being was created and what happened and how he was forgiven when he engaged in Toba. And this is a green light for all of us hope, a light of hope for all of us to say, whenever we have heard, never lose hope in the mercy of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, He will forgive myself and yourself. He has seasons, he has places when you enter Makkah, it's not like here in Durban. It's a blessing place. A moment Allah accepts you for having gone there. And when you are there, you seize the opportunity of turning to him the same applies outside Ramadan is not equivalent to Ramadan in
spirituality. laylatul Qatar is not equivalent to the other nights it is higher, much higher in spirituality. Allah has given us this blessing. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open those doors of mercy for all of us, mainly forgive us and grant us goodness. The last few verses that I'd like to mention, the sequence of them beautiful sequence, after making mention of
Adam Allah is salatu wa salam O Allah subhanho wa Taala then speaks about bunu Israel. Why when we saw it, because this, these verses were revealed in Madina, munawwara where they were Jewish people, they were people of the book, and Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted them to know that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam without having met any of your people will relate to you the details of the stories of Moses May peace be upon him. musala is Salatu was Salam. So the story of that cow that we spoke about, and the other stories all mentioned in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions them so that the Jewish people can see and the Christians and the others that this is
actually confirming what is with us. Thereafter, Allah subhanho wa Taala takes them back to Abraham Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. The story of Ibrahim alayhi salaatu wa Salaam is also mentioned here. And after that Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the Qibla and the mention of the direction that we face. It is important we realize we don't worship the Kaaba, we only use it as direction we respect it and reveal it to the highest we can but we don't worship it. A lot of non Muslims intentionally spread misinformation that the Muslims are all worshipping one big either and that is the black box in Makkah Allah protect us now to be law. That is wrong misinformation actually. We do
not worship the box but it is in order to create direction that is mentioned in the Quran. In Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about sovereignty.
And he makes mention of how important it is for us to engage in cyber to seek assistance through salah and Saba. And obviously cyber is a topic on its own inshallah, one of the nights it should come up. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant that to us. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to open the doors of His mercy for us. Then Allah says what either kill Allah homotopy oma anzahl Allah kolu Bella chubby aroma alpha inna la Abba Anna, Allah says when we when it is told to them here speaking of the kuffaar of Makkah, the co founder of Quraysh, when it is told to them, follow what is revealed by Allah, they say nee we are following what we found our forefathers doing. Allah says
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did they not find their forefathers? not understanding anything and they were not widely guided? My dear is listeners this is this is a lesson for all of us, though it was revealed for the people of Makkah and the Qureshi at the time, whenever we have found misguidance within what we know we need to rectify it, we cannot justify our misdeeds by saying our forefathers used to do this. You find that Allah Mashallah, you know, must make use of them. Ask them what I'm doing, is it right? Like, for example, a person who found his forefathers starting Salah by putting the heads right by putting the hands right above the head, and they start sal Allahu Akbar. Now, generations down, if we try to
correct them, they say, No, no, no, I found my father doing that. I'm going to do that. But now you show them that, look, this is wrong, that Allah Allah saying it's wrong, if they reject it. This is the type of warning Allah has presented. Allah is saying, don't do that. When you are corrected by those whom you trust and you know, take the correction. Don't be arrogant. This is a sickness that a lot of people face. Allah protect myself and yourself from it. When we are wrong, and just out of pride, we don't want to admit that we are wrong, why we have family feuds. Because of that, we have communities that break down because of that and we have so many issues because of that. Let us
always surrender to correction where it is on merit better than what we are doing or correct. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant does rectification
And may Allah subhanho wa Taala open all our doors. inshallah, as I've said, this evening, Mashallah we've prolonged tomorrow inshallah, we'll cut it down a little bit. But we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah really, really from today, to grant us the blessings of this month, to make us from those who can stand in taraweeh man and watch the Sabbath with full Eman, expecting a reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala understanding that it is the word of Allah we are listening to. And may Allah grant us the ability to fast with ease. Remember your soul in the morning, it is just a blessing. The lighter your soul, the less you will feel fast. The more you want to eat early in the morning,
the more hungry your belly will be as you pass through the day. That is just a point of benefit from the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he used to have a very light soul for purposes of Baraka so many times it was just a bit of water with a date, sometimes no even date a little bit of water and he used to continue through the day. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all I seek Allah's forgiveness, and I asked you all to make dua for myself and yourself and the aroma of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, as we are speaking, there are people being bombarded. As we are speaking there are people suffering. As we are speaking, there are people who don't have places
to go yet they are in the close proximity of their homes, which are now blown up. As we are speaking there are people who don't have lights and water in Gaza in a place which is so hot at this moment. We are sitting luxuriously do we thank Allah do we make dua for those who don't have or do we just sit in luxury and forget everybody else, that Allah Subhana Allah, Allah make us thankful and grateful? And may Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to remember the needy and the weak and make dua for them until we meet again? A salt Allahu wa salam o Barak Allah and Amina Mohammed Subhana Allah Subhana Allah homovanillic shadow Allah Allah in the interest of