Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2010
Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu lillahi wa sallahu wa salam o Baraka Allah. Allah.
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in law you smell 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 every single one of us and our offspring to come up to the day of piano May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us all steadfast on this Deen. I mean, honor the rule ama and beloved brothers dear sisters and listeners, we always make it to our for our offspring. The means in which to ensure insha Allah that our offspring will remain on Deen is if we ourselves are concerned about our own Deen. Take a look at Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam after having engaged in so many acts of worship and fulfilled all
the tests that Allah subhanho wa Taala tested him with. He then makes a dua for his whole progeny. And he then says yeah, Allah not only me, but keep my offspring also on Deen wamena Maria Tina
Mosley matter luck. Yeah, Allah make my whole progeny. A nation that will be steadfast that will submit to you Ibrahim Alayhi. Salam himself was known as an oma himself was known as a whole oma he is named that in the Quran by Allah subhanho wa Taala. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to keep us steadfast and our offspring steadfast on this Deen wherever we have heard as human beings we falter we earn, we need to turn back to Allah subhanho wa Taala as soon as possible so that we can achieve his mercy before it is too late.
This evening, Mashallah we read verses of surah Allah Imran if you recall, we started with Surah Al Fatiha, we spoke about certain batara wherein a lot of the story of Musa alayhis salam is mentioned where Allah subhanho wa Taala clarifies certain stories that are mentioned in the Torah stories that are mentioned in the Old Testament that are confirmed by the Jewish people and Allah subhanho wa Taala addresses them as well in Surah Baqarah.
In surah, Allah imraan the issue of Isa Allah His Salam Jesus May peace be upon him is discussed in detail. Look at the sequence. One Allah subhanho wa Taala is discussing the discrepancies or the questions raised by the Jewish people in Surah Al Baqarah. Now in Surah, Allah Imran the family of Iran in Iran was the grandfather of re Salah is Salatu was Salam. And Allah subhanho wa Taala named not one sutra, but more than one surah after members of the family of Emraan May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant him mercy and all of us as well. So he Salah is Salam. His mother was known as Maria Mary, the Virgin, the innocent May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant her insha Allah The loftiest ranks,
being the mother of Rizal is Salatu was Salam. She was granted a miraculous child by Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is clarified in this surah that we read this evening. And Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of how the wife of a moron had made a dua to say yeah Allah I dedicate the child you are going to give me to the place of worship. And when she gave birth to a child, Allah subhanho wa Taala says she gave birth to a female child. And the Quran says a female is not equal to a male. Physically we know that spiritually we have the equal chance to gain in closeness to Allah subhanho wa Taala. When it comes to physically we are different and in other ways also we are different.
Emotionally we are different. In several other ways we are different even when it comes to physical strength and might we are different. So those who claim that there is complete equality from all angles with male and female, they are fooling themselves and they are trying to fool others. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding we believe in equality when it comes to rights correct when it comes to spirituality, correct. But it does not require an educated person to know that a woman is different from a man we have mister we have Mrs. Subhana Allah the day the whole world says Mr. And Mr. We will begin to think may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from seeing
such a day. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says when the wife of Iran had a child who was a female child known as Maria, that child was dedicated to the place of worship.
Very interestingly, the child was granted food every day there was a plate of food that was brought for the child. And as this, this female Maria Maha salatu salam grew, she would receive the food one day zecharia alehissalaam, who also lived at the same time happened to see a plate of food with Maria Malaika Salatu was Salam that had fruit that was outside the season you know when you have orange in the oranges season Mashallah you know that it is now season you know when it is the season of watermelons when it is season of the litchis Mashallah this province is known for its leeches, Mashallah.
But when you see leeches outside the season, then you know, it's from somewhere else. At that time, there was no communication and no transport such that you could bring it from one part of the world to the other. So Zachary alehissalaam was surprised he asked her Yeah, Maria Mo.
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Allah subhanho wa Taala provided this for me. Amazing. Now Zachary alehissalaam did not have offspring. He made a deal out he was quite old. He says yeah, Allah, I can see that this is offseason fruit given to someone by your power. So I might consider myself offseason in the sense that I am old now. My wife is old. But your power can grant us a child lo and behold, he was granted the child Subhanallah he made the DA Yeah, Allah grant me offspring and Allah subhanho wa Taala granted that to him. Yeah. Known as john in the Bible, those who read would find john the baptist, that's whom we are speaking about. La his Salatu was Salam. yahia Allahu Salatu was Salam was a
messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala. living at the same time as he Sally is Salatu was Salam. So Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of this, and he clarifies it for the people of the book to see that what they have has been changed. This is actually authentic. This is the true story, where he Salah is Salatu was Salam Jesus May peace be upon him was born miraculously. This is why Allah says in Surah Allah Emraan in a masala Isa
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The example of Isa or Jesus May peace be upon him
is similar to the example of Adam, Allah created him and then said Be and he was. And from this Allah is showing us that there are four ways in which he has created without the involvement of male or female such as the creation of Adam alayhis salatu salam. Secondly, with the involvement of male but no female such as Eve or Hawa, alayhi salatu was Salam created from the robe of Adam, Allah, his Salatu was Salam and no involvement of a female, the third creation through a female without the involvement of a male such as the creation of Risa or Jesus May peace be upon him. And the fourth is how myself and yourselves have come into existence through male and female, that is Allah subhanho
wa Taala. So he makes mention of this, in this surah that the example of a Salah is salam, O Jesus May peace be upon him is similar to that of Adam, nothing is impossible for Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how he chose Miriam, how he chose Mary above the other women and how he decided to let Isa Allah His Salatu Salam be within her womb Subhana Allah, that was the Those were the chosen people Allah chose them. And Allah says,
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Allah Allah Allah me you want to know who Allah chose above everybody else in Allah has tafa Allah has chosen Adam and no and the family of Ibrahim and the family of imraan above everybody else. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is from the family of Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam. So these are the chosen people may Allah subhanho wa Taala choose us to serve this Deen And may Allah subhanho wa Taala never, ever, never ever let us fall into the trap of shaitaan I mean,
so Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of how Madame Allah has salatu salam was chosen and thereafter he speaks about the birth of a Salah is Salatu was
selam the fact that he spoke from when he was in the cradle, we all know that the word he said, What did he say? And this is to clarify for those who think that he said worship Me, Allah subhanho wa Taala says he said in me Abdullah Al Kitab kita rajala Nina via this is in Surah. Maria, Allah says, he said, he Salli salaatu wa Salaam says I am a worshipper of Allah. He has granted me a book and made me a messenger made me a prophet Subhana Allah. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, in this particular surah that we read tonight, another clarification on similar lines, that Allah subhanho wa Taala will not reveal to a messenger and then you find that that messenger will say worship Me
besides Allah, no, a messenger will always say worship Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala clarifies that even the disciples of Jesus who are mentioned in the testaments that belong to the Christians, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about these disciples and the fact that they do addressed Allah, the creator, they did not address Jesus May peace be upon him as a god.
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The disciples said, we are going to assist the cause of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
We all believe in Allah, we believe in the one the Creator, that's whom we worship, and then they make a dua, or they made a dua that is mentioned in the Quran. The disciples said abana
Tula Giovanna Masha hitting the disciples called out to the creator saying oh our up oh you Who created us? We have believed in that which you have revealed. And we have followed this messenger. So write us from amongst those who bear witness. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the acceptance to be from amongst those who bear witness Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has come to us, he has delivered the goods. We have the Quran in our midst, the living miracle, the greatest miracle Subhana Allah have we accepted that message? And have we adopted it and put it into our lives? May Allah make it easy for us. So Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then, after making mention of that, he also
makes mention of the miracles of the Salah his Salaam, which the Christians would agree with, what were some of the miracles, he could create a clay like image or a little statue of a bird, and he would blow in its direction and it would begin to fly. It would be given life by Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned in the Quran.
Then he could give life to the dead by the permission of Allah subhanho wa Taala that is mentioned in the Quran, which means medicine at that time was at its peak. There were a lot of top doctors whom when people were ill, they came and tried a few tricks, I'm sorry to be saying that but they tried their own tricks of the trade and the people would be cured and everybody would be amused and baffled and one would want to be higher than the other until when they gave up hope his alley salon was called and he just had to blow in that direction. And the person got up from after the doctors pronounced them completely dead law cabal. That was the miracle mentioned in the Quran. The
Christians would agree with this. Then Allah says that he could cure the sick. The sick meaning the leper, he just passed his hand over them they were cured. And he could cure those who are blinded pass his hand over them they were cured by the will of law the power of Allah given to him May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding. If we did not believe in Jesus in East LA Salam would we ever be praising him to this degree revering him, considering him one of the luckiest of messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala we believe in him and we put him exactly where Allah subhanho wa Taala has put him and this is why it is very important for us to realize the Hadith of the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam which is a correct authentic narration, la luna comma protein Assad memoriam wa kulu Abdullah rasuluh the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam towards the end of his life was worried. He says, never ever exaggerate, never ever go beyond the limits regarding myself in the same way that the Christians fell prey to that and they went beyond the limits regarding Jesus May peace be upon him. They took him to the level of godhood always called me the slave of Allah and His worshiping. African means the slave Abdullah he, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says if you would like to
onna me, call me a slave of Allah Subhana Allah and this is why the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says I have Bula SMA Illa Allah He Abdullah he was the most beloved names to Allah we name our children Mashallah I've also named mine I don't have an Abdullah and Abdul Rahman by name but inshallah we are all worshipers of Allah. The Hadith says the best names most loved by Allah if you want to know them, Abdullah and Abdul Rahman, Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the acceptance even to name our children with those names, I mean,
and May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for the womenfolk to bear those children. I mean, I mean, I mean,
so Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about these miracles and obviously, those Christians who who are listening to the verses of the Quran they attentively heard they understood they related from amongst them they were those who accepted the message because they were not arrogant and proud. And from amongst the Jews as well. They were those who accepted the message they realize that this is all coming from one lantern like in a joshy he was a Christian, what did he say? He says what I have in what you are reciting all comes from one Lantern, I believe in it Subhana Allah, which means the light we are drawing is from the same source, Allahu Akbar, may Allah Subhana Allah grant us that
after making mention all this Allah subhanho wa Taala says, or Isa, we will take you up to us and this confirms that a Salah is Salaam is alive, not as the qadiani say that he is dead, and he passed away. No, we believe he is alive he was taken up and he will return before the end of time. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala protect our belief it is in the Quran. And Allah subhanho wa Taala thereafter, makes a statement. He challenges the People of the Book. And this challenge is a powerful one. He says only
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all people over the book, come, come to the common word between us now that you've heard everything and you know the reality come to a common word between us that we will not worship anyone besides the one who created us and we will never associate partners with him, and we will not worship one another Subhanallah that's the challenge.
The same challenges for myself and yourselves. Sometimes we end up out of weakness and falling into the trap of shavon worshipping one another. We should not do that Allah says Leia takita Baba Baba, Baba min Gunilla never ever worship one another leaving Allah subhanho wa Taala we cannot do that. So this was the challenge and this is what separates Islam from the other religions in it. Meaning in Islam, we worship Allah alone in the other religions look at what they did to ease Allah His Salaam. They took him as a god besides Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard our belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala after presenting that challenge to the Christians,
Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about Ibrahim why Abraham, may peace be upon him, because the claim is by the Jewish people to be closer to Ibrahim, and the claim is by the Christian people to be closer to Ibrahim, and we as muslimeen also claim that we are closer to Ebrahim our claim is obviously justified and a lot clearer as this. Allah says in
Surah, Hema Do you want to know who has the greatest closeness to Ibrahim the greatest claim to him? Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. Allah says
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levina Amano. Those who followed him in monotheism. Look at his message, he worshiped one, the creator alone, whoever followed that message, they have a greater claim to him. And Allah says thereafter, that and those who have followed this messenger who is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who came with the same message, the continuation of it, those are the ones who can claim to be closest to Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. We normally tell the Christians that when we dress in the same way that they feel that they feel Jesus May peace be upon him dressed, they draw the portraits, we haven't grown them. They they draw the portraits with a beard. They draw the portraits
with a long rope. I've never seen a portrait drawn by the Christians with a suit and a tie and a clean shaven man and they say that's Jesus when we try to read
enact the lives of the messengers, they call us big names. May Allah protect us.
When you see their portraits of the Virgin Mary Maria May peace be upon her. She always has something on her head and she always wears something long. You haven't seen her in hipsters in a short little body shop. May Allah protect us all. When our women want to dress in that way they call them or breasts Why do they oppress their own statues? May Allah protect us? It is something to think about and it is food for thought. And it is a challenge to the Christians so much so that their leaders refuse to grow beards most of them may Allah subhanahu Allah protect us. And may Allah protect our belief, as I say, then we have Allah subhanho wa Taala addressing us telling us that
from the people of the book, there are some who are actually honest, there are some who might be good, there are some who are not, but there are some who are good, some who are so honest, listen to the description in the Quran, Allah says
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pari de la, they are from amongst the people of the book, those whom if you entrust them with a mountain, a mountain of goodness a mountain of gold, they will fulfill it right to the end, they will not be dishonest in any way. So this shows us that from amongst them, they are also some who might be honest, it is not haram for us to do business with the people of the book, The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself did business with some Jewish people and some of the People of the Book May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us understanding. However, after that, Allah subhanho wa Taala. Having spoken of the submission, look at the sequence, he then makes a declaration.
What is the declaration the declaration is as follows.
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do you mean aloha serien. Anyone who chooses a path besides the path of submission, remember Islam means to submit those who choose a path besides the path of submission to the law of Allah, they will definitely be losers, Allah will not accept it from them. And in the akhirah, they will have lost this means and the lesson is for all of us, Islam is not only to say I'm a Muslim, it is to submit. When Allah declares any law, we submit to it, we acknowledge it, we know that this is what it is. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who can practice upon whatever we have been taught, and May Allah make us abstain from that which we have been instructed to abstain from. This
is the declaration of Allah and this is for everyone for the Jews, the Christians, the non Muslims and the Muslims. To say that if you are choosing a path, besides submission to the Supreme creator, you have chosen the wrong path. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect the soul. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of how sacred the house in Makkah is the Kaaba. The fact that it has been built by Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. Prior to that it is reported that it was used as a place of worship even by Adam Allah His salat wa salam, according to the book lb die on me Hi COVID-19. There is mentioned made of that one wonders how solid the narration is, but there is no harm in mentioning
it to say it was the first house of worship by Allah subhanho wa Taala on this earth, may Allah subhanho wa Taala take us there again and again. And those who are there may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant them blessings from all angles, I mean, then Allah subhanho wa Taala after having made mentioned so beautifully, remember we are trying to concentrate on sequence of verses here. We see the Jews being addressed, we see the Christians being addressed, then Allah subhanho wa Taala addresses us as Muslim meaning Yeah. Are you Latina?
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Moon, oh you who believe. Be conscious of Allah in a manner that he is meant to be in a manner that he is meant to be? from us conscious of We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us conscious of him in a manner that is befitting his position.
And Allah says do not die except in the condition of submission, which means lead your day to day lives in such a manner that you will never be found on the wrong side of the law. May Allah forgive our shortcomings. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant a steadfastness and after that beautiful verses, making clear what is Islam all about? What is this religion all about? We've clarified the issue of the Jews and the Christians and so on. Now let's talk about Islam. Look at the sequence. Allah says well
Come in Come on man. Yeah Drona lol Hi, Mona bill Marroquin how Nana Mancha. Allah says Let there be from amongst you all believers, a band of people who go out and joining that which is good prohibiting that which is bad. That is also part of your deen. Allah says let them do this then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how important it is to have good friends, and not to befriend those who are outside the circle to the degree that we even give up our Deen to them. Allah subhanho wa Taala says you need to be careful whom you befriend Allah He there are verses here that are powerful then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about our dealings and how important it is for us to
abstain from eating interest because then we would be cheating one another. The rich would become richer and the poor would become poorer. Yeah, I know. Rena, Manu lacuna, Reba, oh, you who believe do not eat interest. It's a clear cut, clear cut ruling from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Now as the People of the Book, we're hearing this, and as people who want to read the Koran who are not Muslims, and even the Muslims, as we pick up and we hear these rules and regulations, it opens our hearts to say what a powerful religion teaching us even how to deal, teaching us what to do and so on. And Allah subhanho wa Taala continues, then making mention of how if a person has sinned, they still have opportunity, they still have hope. There is a verse that I'm not going to read, but we have read it this evening where Allah says those who have committed immorality engaged in sexual misconduct. May Allah protect us all those who have committed grave sin, those who have oppressed
themselves in any way, if they remember Allah and seek forgiveness, Allah says not only will we forgive them, but if they continue doing good deeds, we will convert those bad deeds into good deeds and put them on the right side of the scale. And we will grant them gentlemen in return for their piety. After having the remorse about the sins they've committed. May Allah Subhana Allah forgive us all, and grant us a new beginning. After that beautiful verses Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the condition of the Muslim mean, that don't think that you suddenly declare that you're a believer. So now you'll have a smooth life. Allah speaks of the Battle of better and how Allah helps
the Muslim mean, how important it is to struggle in order to maintain your deen and Allah speaks about the Battle of Orford as well. And thereafter he makes mention of death.
And he speaks about how every soul shall taste death, as it is said to baboon. We're gonna see the Hello. Death is a door every single person has to go through. We are waiting in a line, entering one after the other look at Ramadan every day. We're getting news of a few people passing away. That's what one of the brothers was telling me. Good news to them. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala Granta sublessor death. And Allah subhanho wa Taala. After speaking about the battles and the tough times of the muslimeen, he makes mention of the kuffaar and he says the disbelievers we will give them in this dunya a lot. Because in the archaea, there's nothing for them. So we might give them wealth, we
might give them health, we might give them lots of children and happiness. Their lives will be a paradise. But Allah says don't let that deceive you. It does not mean we're happy with them. Like
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don't let what the kuffaar have in this world in terms of whatever we've given them, the sea view, don't let that deceive you that we are pleased with them. Nay, whether you have or not, in terms of the the junior does not necessarily mean Allah is pleased or displeased with an individual. It's got to do with the inner contentment, the condition of the heart, and it's got to do with whether with ourselves and Allah subhanho wa Taala on one page, if I can use that terminology, if we find ourselves with Allah subhanho wa Taala. We are fortunate, even if we die porpoise, even if we die having lived under a tree all our lives we are successful.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says for the kuffaar it's metakaolin short provision and after that, they will be cast into torment for punishment. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us and our children, and until we meet again, so Allah wa salam, O Allah, Allah Allah
Subhana, Allah Subhana Allah home will be Hambrick shadow Allah Allah in lantana stone