Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2010
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu lillahi wa kafa wa sallahu wa salam o Baraka Allah. Allah.
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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 to grant us every form of mercy I mean, we do not have knowledge except that which Allah has granted us yeah, Allah, we asked you knowledge that is beneficial, and we asked you to benefit us from the knowledge that you have given us. And we seek your protection from eyes that will not cry for your sake, we seek protection from a heart that will not tremble in fear of you. And we seek protection from a belly that will never be filled from a soul that will never be content and we seek
protection from a law that we make that is not answered. I mean, honor the rule of law and beloved brothers and sisters and direct listeners. This evening we completed Surah Nisa
at the beginning of the sixth part of the Quran. That is where Surah Nisa comes to an end. And towards the end of Surah Nisa, Allah subhanho wa Taala clarifies the name of one of the most pure of women that existed, who was she, one of the most pure was Maria Mala. Salatu was Salam. She was accused by the people of the book or some of the Jewish people of having committed an act of immorality and Allah subhanho wa Taala says they were cursed because of that accusation. From this we learned that anyone who accuses anybody else of immorality, or of misconduct of that nature, that itself will be a means of their own destruction, which means the accuser will be cursed by Allah
subhanho wa Taala. Because naturally, that accusation angers Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, in Surah to know in a different part of the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala clarifies and purifies the name of another one of the most pure females to exist, and that is a shadow of the law. And in other places, Allah subhanho wa Taala has clarified the names of various other precious people, such as Yusuf Ali Salatu, Salam and the others. And what these accusations have done, they have only resulted in the downfall of the accuser and in the elevation of the one who was accused May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all. So in Surah Nisa, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the hypocrites, the
verses that we ended with yesterday. I'm sure there are very beautiful verses and I will read them for you this evening. The signs of hypocrisy are mentioned quite clearly in Surah Nisa and one of those signs is that when a person who is a hypocrite stands up for Salah they are very lazy, they don't want to fulfill the Salah, the only reason they are doing it is to show off or to show others and so on. May Allah subhanahu wa taala protect us from that. We are fortunate Alhamdulillah that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us so many opportunities to engage in Salah freely and openly with jamara there are other places on the globe where it is not so simple and not so easy. We should be
thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala. The same applies when it comes to the dress code of the Muslims especially the female. We are so fortunate in this part of the world. While lucky we are honored and full of dignity when we put on Islamic clothing. Whereas in some parts of this globe they are they are trying to ban it in some parts they have already banned it in sadly some Muslim countries are also contemplating doing the same. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to appreciate his gifts upon us. Remember if we are not going to seize the opportunities Allah gives us He will take them away. And this is mentioned even in the Hadith of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam
seize every opportunity in your direction. If you don't, it's going to go then it will be too late. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us from those who can be alert, who can be appreciative and who can understand Allah says regarding the hypocrites
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Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the qualities of the hypocrites. He says, the hypocrites they want to deceive, who are they going to deceive, they cannot deceive Allah subhanho wa Taala
they are deceiving themselves. They are deceiving themselves when they stand up in Salah. They stand very lazy really. And Salah is referring to an act of worship that which is an obligation, anything that is an obligation upon us, we must do it with a full heart with we must do it wholeheartedly, as we say. And we must be really thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala that He has given us the health to fulfill these acts of worship, it may be too late by the time we grow old and we don't have the energy anymore, then we say Oh, I wish I had fulfilled my Salah when I was younger. And I want to mention the Hadith. It says 10 im Hamsun cub blossoms, sees Five golden opportunities before they
are overtaken by five other situations, then it will result in regrets. And these five I'm sure we've heard them, that of youth when you are young, seize that opportunity. Because when you get old, you won't be able to fulfill what you can whilst you are young. seize the opportunity of your wealth whilst you have it to spend it in the path of Allah and to do good because when it goes it will be too late. seize the opportunity of your good health because when you become sick, you won't be able really, you won't be able to fulfill that which you would have had you been healthy. seize the opportunity of your life before you pass away and seize your opportunity of your free time
before you occupied May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a lesson. And may He make us from those really, who can appreciate the gifts upon us. So Allah subhanho wa Taala continues to say, in these verses that I've just read before you that the hypocrites they are neither on this side, nor are they on that side, they come to this site and they want to please these people, they come to that site, they want to please those people and this is why we are taught that anyone who does not have enemies at all is a hypocrite. So panela did we ever think of that? Because if you are a person on principle, some people will have to hate you because of that principle. Whether they are the non
Muslims or the others or whoever it is, but they will have to dislike you. When you are the head of a school for example, you've got to lay down rules, some people won't like those rules, so they will dislike you you've got to be hard on various members even in your workplace, your business your home. As a parent sometimes you've got to be on principle but when you are a person who sways from side to side, you will lose your value that is hypocrisy. Why should we want to please everybody? This is why the Hadith says men are the law hobbies or happiness or the Allahu Akbar Juan Lunas powerful Hadith in Sudan. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Whoever pleases Allah,
whoever his whole aim is the pleasure of Allah and in the process, they achieve the displeasure of all human beings. Allah says, Allah will be pleased with such a person and very soon everybody will begin to understand and love that person as well.
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Whosoever wants to please all the people and in the process of achieving the displeasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala we are taught that that person Allah is displeased with them, and very soon everybody will be displeased with them. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a lesson again. So hypocrisy there is no room for hypocrisy within our hearts and within our minds and within our own existence. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect us from that we'd rather be people who are straightforward upright, this smile should be genuine so that Alhamdulillah when you are upset people can ask you why are you upset? Rather you clarify the matter and live a crystal clear life
then to pretend that everything is okay when it's not me Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness in our lives. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of why these people were cursed. And I did make mention of it very briefly. Some of these people who had accused Maria Maha Salatu was Salam of immorality. They were cursed because of that. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says
that statement was disbelief out of their disbelief.
And because they did such a great fabrication against Maria Maria salatu salam, we kissed them May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us, really if we are going to utter false utterances and if we are not going to look after our tongues, there is a chance that Allah subhanho wa Taala may kiss us and we don't want this to happen. Then there is a very interesting clarification also in Surah Nisa, Allah subhanho wa Taala clarifies the fact that Jesus May peace be upon him did not die.
Unlike what the Guardian is say they say he died and they say that he is not going to return. In these verses Allah says, Allah, Allahu wa masala boo Allah.
Allah whom they neither killed him nor did they crucify him. So how did he die? He did not die. They neither killed him, nor did they crucify him. The Christians say that he was crucified. And the others say that he was killed so Allah says neither of the two so where did the Guardian is get what they came with Allah protect the soul. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect our belief and keep us from those who are interested in the deviant beliefs solely to know how to protect ourselves from it. RF to Sherif Ali t woman Lamia artificial via copy. One of the poet's beautifully says that I had to learn what evil was in order to protect myself from it because if I didn't know I would have
fallen straight into it without knowing this is evil. So it's important for us to know what's right and to know what's wrong. The idea of knowing what's right is to follow it and the idea of knowing what's wrong is to be able to abstain from it. When you understand how shaken can come into or come into your life or come and try and affect you. That is when you will be able to protect yourself from shaytan but if you don't know how to check, then you will not know that you may be overtaken by the Devil May Allah protect myself and yourselves. So this is why it's important to know to know what is wrong as well so that we can abstain from it. And Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of
this he says bar Rafa who Allahu la waka Allahu Aziz and hakima Allah has raised Isa alayhis salam above to him and Allah is all powerful, all wise. You know, sometimes they get mixed up with Aziz and Hakeem and alleman hakima. If you know the meaning of the Arabic language, they the chances of being mixed up are very slim. Because here, Allah says, Aziz and Hakeem and which means he is all powerful, all wise, why is the power mentioned? because it requires mighty divine power to raise someone up to heaven. Alive Subhana Allah so when Allah speaks about that, he won't tell you that Allah subhanho wa Taala is all hearing and all knowledgeable know he speaks about how powerful he
is. So when you hear Baba hula hoop la Close your eyes and say what can Allahu azeez and hakima Subhana Allah that's a tip for the whole fall. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deeper understanding. This is why we always say when you learn the Arabic language and you are interested in it, you will not want to stop when you are reading the Quran, you will want to continue over and over again this evening. Towards the end of the verses we read Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about Najafi and Allah says you will find the closest people to us as believers are those who say we are Christian. Why Allah says because from them, they are some who are good. And they are some whom when
they heard the verses of the Quran being read, they began to weep. If you notice, I did not stop at the end of the soul of the Jews, because it was still continuing in meaning for a person who understands the meaning you've actually cut it down. And now what happens next tomorrow you start off what either semi Oh, and one wonders, what is it that they are saying here? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding this is why you find normally those who speak the Arabic language, they won't stop at the end always they might add a verse, and so on in the following day, they might continue from a few verses prior to where they had finished and so on just so that the meaning fits
So Allah subhanho wa Taala then addresses the People of the Book and Allah says all the people of the book they will believe in the truth regarding Jesus before he dies, which means he's not dead yet because they have not believed in the truth about him yet. So he's going to come back when he comes back, they will all see the reality they will be forced to believe that this is a sub pneumonia and they will be forced to believe the reality then he will die a death. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all a good day. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Oh People of the Book here addressing the Christians or People of the Book. Do not exceed
The limits in your religion and don't mention that regarding Allah subhanho wa Taala except that which is the truth. When you know this is the truth, then you utter it. Allah says, Don't say Trinity. There is nothing like Trinity. Allah is saying it himself. Allah is saying Allah is one don't say Allah has a son, he doesn't have a son Subhana Allah so these verses are addressing the People of the Book, most of the Christians May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all guidance and them as well. In the next Torah, which is named the surah to Merida Alma Eden is the late tablecloth for your information. The connection of this to the previous surah is simple.
When Allah subhanho wa Taala spoke about Jesus is Allah His Salatu was Salam and all the miracles and so on. One of the miracles was the lay tablecloth that came down from heaven. Some might call it the Last Supper. But it's a it's a table laid from heaven that came down for the people to eat. The disciples ate the others ate and Allah makes mention of this table cloth in Surah. Wilma EDA, after making mentioned in Salatu, Nisa of East LA salatu salam, and so on. So Allah subhanho wa Taala at the beginning of shiratama EDA, he says
levina man oh boo, boo. Oh you who believe fulfill your covenants. When you make a promise fulfill it. When you give your word make sure you fulfill it. fulfill the covenants May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant that to us, be honest, be upright. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has mentioned this at the beginning of the surah for your information in Surah Tula ADA, Allah has also made mention of halal and haram food because naturally it's a late tablecloth. So Allah has made mention of halal and haram food and if we fulfill our promise to Allah, we will automatically abstain from Haram. Look at how beautifully he started. you fulfill your promise you fulfill your word, we say we are Muslim in
a shadow Allah Allah Allah Allah, I bear witness that there is none. No diety will be of worship besides Allah there is none worthy of worship besides Allah subhanho wa Taala and I bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the messenger, the final messenger. If we really bear witness, let's fulfill what we've said. Automatically we will abstain from Haram. Allah protect us from Haram.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala describes how it is prohibited to hunt whilst in the condition of the hand.
It is prohibited to hunt whilst in the condition or the state of the Haram. Then after a verse, he says what either Halton festa do, when you remove your hand, then you may hunt once again. And after that, if you recall, there was a stage when the muslimeen were blocked from entering Makkah at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And a lot of the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu had a heavy heart. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Don't let that heavy heart lead you to be he says what either Halton festa do when you remove your arm, then you may hunt once again. And after that, if you recall, there was a stage when the muslimeen were blocked from entering Makkah at the time of
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and a lot of the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu had a heavy heart. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Don't let that heavy heart lead you to be unjust. Or Elia. jurymen Zhanna comin
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data do. Don't let the fact that you might have a bit of hatred in your hearts against these people who have blocked you from going into the magical Hara. Don't let that make you transgress. And in another verse a page down or two pages down Allah subhanho wa Taala says, never let your hatred for a nation or for any people lead you to be unjust always be just for that is what will achieve the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala the lesson is for myself and yourself. Sometimes we get upset with our fellow Muslims. And it leads us to be unjust we start swearing and screaming and slandering and rumors mongering and so on. That is unfair. Even if you don't like someone be just be fair. We are
muslimeen we have a religion. Really that is the best. every single aspect of life is taught to us in Islam. Let us think Allah subhanho wa Taala for this and Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of how powerful the deen has become. There was a time at the beginning where the kuffaar of Polish were trying to extinguish the deen. They wanted to eradicate Islam.
Lamb because they were just a few people. But in Madina munawwara when Islam grew and the armies had come and they lost a few of their battles, the kuffaar had lost a few of their battles towards the end when they was full of Mecca the victory of Makkah, Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed these verses, he says, and Nehemiah is Allah vena cava. Dini come, fella, dark shadow Moksha.
Allah says, this day, the kuffaar have given up the kuffaar have given up regarding your deen they now acknowledge that they're going to have to live with it forever. Now you you have gained that foothold and now the muslimeen are going to last forever and ever. So Allah says so don't fear him anymore via me Subhana Allah, Allah is saying fear me Don't fear them. And that this is why one of the last verses to be reviewed.
Allah says Aloma Kemal Tula coup de la con watchman la comunidad de oro de la comunidad Islam Medina. This day I have perfected your religion
and my gift upon you is complete the Sharia is completed. Imagine Allah calls it Nima he calls it a gift upon you, how many of us consider the laws of the Sharia a gift upon us, especially when it is working according to our little minds against us? Sometimes you have sleep and you feel that your sleep is very, very valuable. Suddenly the alarm clock rings to get you up for Salatin fudger do we consider it a gift Allah says at mum to Allah equanimity I have completed my gifts upon you Subhana Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala make me realize that all the laws of the Sherry are there as a gift for myself and yourselves. Anything that is against the Sharia is against the gift of Allah
subhanho wa Taala imagine someone gives you a nice, expensive, valuable gift and you pick it up and throw it on the side. What if that was Allah subhanho wa Taala In fact, it is Allah subhanho wa Taala who's given us all a gift, and this gift is Islam and the man let's never ever discarded. Let's surrender to it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding. So Allah subhanho wa Taala then speaks about various other gifts upon us. He says, Yeah
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la, la. Oh you who believe. Remember the gift of Allah upon you. When Allah says when people wanted to harm you and we blocked their hands from harming you, this was at the time of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. But the lesson is for us all, look at the security Allah has given us look at the peace and stability Allah has given us. You know, we are taught that there are two main components of a successful country, a lady abama, whom endure what a man or woman hope we read these verses this evening in solitude with the one who has granted us peace and security, and the one who has fed us. So if your economy is right, and your security is right, your country is perfect,
nothing else you need. This is from a simple surah known as the surah of Quraysh. Two things you need. That's all if your economy is right. And your stability is okay. What more do you want in a nation Subhan Allah, look at what Allah is telling us. So this is a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon us, he says, ponder over it. seize the opportunity of the security you have and seize the opportunity of the freedoms you have May Allah make me and yourself as well conscious of this and may He make us seize these opportunities to fulfill as much as we can in terms of Deen and in terms of gaining closeness to Allah subhanho wa Taala then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks after that.
About the gift upon the people of masala is Salatu was Salam. When Musa alayhis salam told him Oh my people remember the gift of Allah upon you remember the gift of Allah upon you when he made you kings and leaders, and he made profits from amongst you? What is Karla musala komiya commies qurani Rahmatullah
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wa Jalla como Luca, when he made from amongst you ambia prophets, and he made you kings leaders, Allah, Allah says, Musa alayhis salam told his people remember that gift? What did they do? Immediately after that Allah says when Musa alayhis salam instructed them to enter a specific city. They refused. They says No, we are not going to enter here.
Because in there there are people who are powerful you go oh Moses and let your brother go with yourself and go with your up you and your up the two of you can go we are sitting here, when everything is secure will come. Allah says look at how they change the gifts of Allah. And look at how they transgress they did not acknowledge that Allah was instructing them via a prophet, live and direct. When Allah subhanho wa Taala never ever curse us and Allah says in the Quran, we kiss them because of that.
Because of the fact that they disrespected the Prophet, Allah subhanho wa Taala says we curse them. When Allah subhanho wa Taala protect the soul and after that Allah makes mention of the sons of the Mala. His Salatu was salam, Abel and Cain happyland kaabil and the first murder and what happened and why did Allah make mention of it here in the middle of making mention of the story of Vanessa L. Because at the end, Alice is mean edgeley, Delica Katerina Allah Vani sa de ella says because of that incident that occurred at the time of Adam, we then prescribed upon the others including Bani Israel, that if you are to kill one person, it is as good as killing everybody.
And if you are to help one person survive, it is as though you've helped everybody. Allah says that is the decree it applies even to our times. Today, if you have assisted one person by helping them say someone is drowning, and you go and assist them. It says though you have helped entire mankind
and if a person has murdered one, it is as though he has destroyed entire mankind. Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all protection, and may He use us to assist one another and never ever to be harmful against one another. And Allah subhanho wa Taala thereafter makes mention of how
the Torah in its original form is also a book of guidance from Allah Subhana. Allah to Allah. Allah says in
Allah subhanho wa Taala is confirming he says we have revealed the Torah in it. There is guidance and lights are obviously the Torah that was changed over time, you will find there might be little portions of what is right and portions of what is wrong. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us the acceptance to understand that this Quran we have is flawless, absolutely flawless. Well ah here we have a book that is so powerful, such a great gift that we recited, of by heart, no book on earth is recited as the Quran not one. Whether it is heavenly or not, not a single book is recited as the Quran or memorized as the Quran. This is a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon us this is why many
people are trying to find the error in the Quran, but obviously they won't. So what they are doing now they want to confuse the Muslims regarding the deeper meanings of the Quran. We hope and pray that Allah Subhana Allah protects us. This is why it's important for us to know. Sometimes you find many people don't know the Quran, so you find a non Muslim comes to them or a weak Muslim comes to them with a question. Look, this is what your Quran says. Few people are all terrorists, Allah protect us all. Now, if we don't know and we've never ever learned, we look at the verse and will say, oh, oh,
but that's not good enough. We need to know that it's impossible for terrorism to be preached in the Quran. It's not there. And that is a challenge, an open challenge that we have really challenged the globe with May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect the soul and grant us understanding. We need not hide and we need not be ashamed. There are simple explanations for the verses of the Quran.
We don't need to be apologetic at all, but the secret is, the solution is let's start learning these verses of the Quran. Let's start understanding so that when we are questioned, we can find a direct we know the answers automatically. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all protection, then there is a clarification I'd like to make on a because several years back, there is a verse in the Quran that I made mention of and I found out later on that the narration I used was actually fabricated. So I did clarify it but it's only my duty to clarify it again on air to put it on record. There is a verse way Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of how he is the protector of the believers all he
will protect the believers and the messengers and so on. And Allah says in our lenio como la
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Allah subhana wa Taala speaks about how he will protect the messenger. And then he describes the believers and from amongst them, he describes those up Muna salata who established their Salah, well you know the kata and they give their Sokka well whom rock your own and they are in the condition of ruku
and according to one of the fabricated narrations, it is made mentioned and this is wrong obviously, and I've mentioned it in the past and we withdraw the statement. They say alley evening. The Allahu anhu was the only one whom whilst he was in ruku, a beggar came and he was asking him for some money. So in record, he gave him some money, so they say this alladhina Yuki Muna salata una SOHCAHTOA hombre Kiran they say it is Ali or the Allahu anhu that narration is fabricated. It is found in the books of the Shi as we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect it to protect us it is not found in our books. So as a clarification or a note, it is not connected to the reason of
revelation of this particular verse. This verse has its simple meaning and Allah subhanho wa Taala is praising those who gives the care those who've established Salah those who find themselves in the record and that includes everybody who does that. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the establishment of Salah May he make us from those who appreciate the his gifts upon us, and may He make us from those who learn a lesson until we meet again or sallallahu wasallam ah Baraka la Vina Mohammed Subhana Allah Subhana Allah homo become the Ganesha to Allah ilaha illa anastasiou Khurana tabula