Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2010
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu lillahi wa kafa wa Salatu was salam, O Baraka Allah.
All praises indeed you to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah we do not have knowledge except that which you have granted us For indeed you are the owner of knowledge all wise, Allah we ask you to grant us knowledge that will benefit us and we asked you to benefit us from the knowledge that you have granted us. We also seek refuge Allah from knowledge that we will make no use of from eyes that will not cry for your sake from a heart that will not tremble in your fear from a soul that will never be content and a stomach that will never be fooled. And they do are that we make that is not answered. I mean, on other
allama and beloved brothers and sisters, dearest listeners, firstly, we think Allah subhanho wa Taala for giving us such great opportunities to listen to his word. And then we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to open our hearts and to grant us the ability to receive the message and to do something about it. Because Gone are the days when we listen to something, and we say it was a good talk a good message, and then we do nothing about it. We really need to receive the message and do something about it. That is when it will develop within us and we will be champions of the deen May Allah choose us to be from amongst them. In the verses we read this evening. We completed surah
Nirmal the surah, where the story of the end was mentioned. If you recall, we spoke about it last night. Allah subhanho wa Taala asks a question to those who worship others besides Allah. Allah says
Shree koo, who is better, is Allah better? Or those who are being associated as partners with Allah? There is a question right at the end of the 19th part of the Quran. And if you notice the 20th part of the Quran, the first page is full of questions. What are these questions? I'm saying what he has created, he discussed, the, the mountains, the everything Allah has created, please me, How are you, especially anyone
who's a God who is the creator, none but Allah, who is the creator, none but Allah. I want to draw a very interesting point, if you dive deeper into the surah, we come up with something very interesting. The end is a very small creature.
on its own, it can achieve nothing, nothing. But you notice one end called the other ends to say oh ends, this is what it is today man will come with his army and so on. What we learned from that is, they had also and they do have an oma, they have a brotherhood, they have a bond and that's what keeps them going. And that's why you will find no chaos when it comes to the ends. And this is why when an ENT finds goodness, it does not enjoy that goodness on its own, it will go back and inform the other ends, that I have found something let's all go as a team they go they will carry a locust, which is 500 times the size of one end, but 100 ends will carry it and they will take it back to
base. I'm sure we've seen it happening in our lives, where Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding what we learn from this is singularly we will achieve nothing. As an oma united, we will achieve everything. Let's continue we make mention of what Allah has spoken about in the questions in the same surah all the examples are very same or similar to the example of the ends. Allah speaks about the ocean and Allah says who created the ocean, I'd like to inform you one droplet of water will evaporate in no time even in the atmosphere we have in this room as cool as it is Mashallah. But you have many droplets put together make a glass, a glass, it's more difficult to
evaporates. And if you have lots and lots of water together, it makes an ocean and that ocean has a lot of minds a lot of power. We learned that one droplet alone is nothing but many droplets together have a force once again. singularly we will achieve nothing together as an oma as a united force we will achieve a lot. Another example Allah gives the example of the mountains Allah says Who has created the mountains here. Look, one droplet of sand can be blown away just by a little blowing of the mouth blown out, but you have to 300 trillion drops or small little atoms or little dust particles. You have a mountain Mashallah that mountain
What do you got to do? You've got to bring removing or earth moving equipment in order to try and just create something or try and maybe mold something into that mountain May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding again the message is one small item on its own will not achieve, but collectively it has the power and the force, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to give us understanding.
So these are some of the examples we learn from a surah, named after one of the small creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We do singularly I promise you, we are insignificant, we will not be able to achieve much, but together we can achieve a lot. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala mercy, then Allah subhanho wa Taala describes the last day again, instead of towards the end, and Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of one of the powerful signs of gamma.
Listen to the sign, Allah says what
way to move towards the end of time, we will cause a beast to come out onto the earth and speak to people in their language, which means an animal will communicate the language of human beings, how that will happen only Allah knows. But today, you know people are tampering, cloning and tampering with genetics and tampering with so many things. One wonders, we are not saying yes or no but we do know this is definitely a sign that Allah subhanho wa Taala has kept. They will be a beast that will speak the language of myself and yourselves and we will be a mela protect us but whoever is there at the time will communicate with this beast. Allah says that will be a sign of piano. Then the verse I
mentioned a few days ago is in this Surah Surah number where Allah says, What are all je Bhalla? Sabu ha Jami de. You see the mountains, they seem to be solid to you. But on that day, we're here tomorrow tomorrow's
they will be moving, like clouds. And I remember making mention of the heat of the moment. And that is what will actually cause this mountain to crumble. In fact, one wonders exactly how that will happen. the mercy of Allah we asked for Allah Subhana Allah to Allah bless every one of us. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how terrified everybody will be. After they see all this disaster.
They will hear the trumpet being blown,
causing the greatest disaster. Did you ever know that sound alone can destroy sound alone can destroy? If there is a huge sound it will break the walls here. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding. So Allah says when the Trumpet is blown, there will be a massive sound so large, so big, that everything will be destroyed. Amazing Subhana Allah, Allah says,
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the day that the trumpet shall be blown everything on the earth, and in the skies shall be completely terrified besides that which Allah has decided will be the exception. that which Allah subhanho wa Taala has decided will be the exception will be the exception. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has described this day
towards the end of surah number, the next surah is a very interesting surah named after the stories of the time of Moses, may peace be upon him who Salah is Salatu was Salam.
And this is a surah in which the greatest detail of the story of Moses is mentioned May peace be upon him, the greatest gj Musa alayhi salatu was Salam. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, We are relating to you all Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the story of Moses and Pharaoh Musa alayhis salam and Freetown with truth with accuracy. Here it is. And the story commences and I'm sure we made mention a few days back of how when he was born, he was placed into a little basket and placed into the river by his mother, Allah subhana wa Taala had inspired the mother of Musa alayhis salam, promising her that we will return this child to you Don't worry, Leave it to us place the
child in a basket into the river. That's exactly what the mother did. And the mother was concerned. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Well, how one
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refused to suckle from the breast of anybody after the child was picked up by the wife of Iran. And they were looking for someone to breastfeed the child, the child refused. Now they were worried, they began to look and Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of how beautifully Allah had planned that they would lead free rounds family, to the mother of musala is Salatu was Salam. Lo and behold, that was the only breast that he circled from his own mother. So they had no choice but to bring her into the picture without knowing that this is the real mother. Allah says, For Adana, who ILA
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Then we returned him to his mother so that her eyes could be cooled by looking at her child once again. When we have children. They are the coolness of our eyes when they are young, Mashallah we hold them we cuddle them, we ask Allah to protect them Mashallah, when they disappear from our site for a while, we are worried that Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us that love
and may He make our homes homes full of love, and full of goodness, I mean,
so the eyes of Musashi salaams, mum will code and Allah says, in order to fulfill our promise, when it Allah,
Allah He has, so that she could know that the promise of Allah is the truth.
Allah mon Allah says, but many of them don't know. Many people don't know that the promise of Allah is the truth. We have something to learn from this. Tonight we engaged in Salah What are we promised? Allah says man Kama Ravana. Eman and watch the seven who fear Allah who Matata Dima means me I promise of Allah. Whoever stands in the month of Ramadan in pm with Allah subhanho wa Taala in mind fully man expecting a reward of Allah, all his sins will be forgiven. Do we believe in that promise? We need to believe in it. When Allah has promised us Jenna he will give it to us. We need to abstain from prohibitions, then we will get that. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, in order for
her to know that our promise is the truth, many people don't know that our promise is the truth. When we promise you something, we will give it to you. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us all goodness, and he has promised that he will forgive those who seek forgiveness May we be from amongst them tonight.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala then continues to speak about how Mussolini Salam was given the most luxurious upbringing. He was fed in such a way Mashallah he was a healthy, very strong young man. And he came out, he was looked after, in such a way that he was not allowed to interact much with people. But when he came out into the city, he noticed two people fighting one of the first things he seen. One was from Vanessa and the other was a Coptic men, and Busan a Salam. Now knowing that way, which party he belonged to, he tried to look at who had caused the problem here. And he went and he noticed that this man who was not from Vanessa in was the perpetrator, so musala his salon in
his strength, gave him one blow, one blow the man was dead lavaca Today we think Mashallah mike tyson is the most powerful person one blow Allah is not going to kill anybody. But imagine an abbey of Allah what type of mighty he must have had one blow the man was gone please let's not try it on each other. That Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all strength, but for the right reasons.
So Musa alayhis salam immediately said has I mean am Alicia Connie? Oh ALLAH forgive me This is the deed of shape and shape and lead me astray. How many of us when we do something wrong we admit immediately Yeah, Allah This is wrong.
Allah This is the work of shavon Forgive me Allah, I won't do it again. Let's learn from the story of masala is salat wa salam.
We all know that. Anyone who regrets the sin they commit. It's a sign of Eman. He does subotica Hashanah to Kawasaki I took Phantom omen. According to generation, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said, if your good deed makes you happy and content and your bad deed makes you regret, then that's a sign that you're a believer. This something you believe in, that's why you are regretting your bad deed. But when a person commits a bad deed and they don't bat an eyelid and they're not bothered, and they commit it again and again and again, they lose their Eman. To them It's nothing. So May Allah make us from those who regret whenever we do something bad. And
may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us feel the joy of the good deeds whenever we have engaged in them like the Salah Mashallah that we read this evening and we are reading every evening and the fasting that we are engaged in for the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of this. And then he says that Musa alayhis salam The following day, he happened to see the same men from Vanessa in fighting with somebody else. Now, no one knew
Who had killed the man the previous day? There was speculation there was rumor but no one had known the following day. What happened is this man musala salaam saw him and went forth to try and grip him to see what is it you fighting every day. This man got very worried yesterday one shot that one wins today one shot I might go. He says yeah Moosa Atari, taco toolani comma,
Bill and homosassa do you want to kill me like you kill the man yesterday, when that statement was made, everybody knew now who committed the murder the previous day. So the people began to look for masala is Salatu was Salam. My dearest listeners, this was the plan of Allah. Allah wanted Musa alayhis salam to get married to one of the best of women and allow wanted him to be in the company of another pious men and allow wanted to give him training. And Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted him to be a shepherd. And Allah wanted to give him new Buddha on his way back. So Allah use this as a plan that fit around and his men were looking for him. So Musa alayhis salam had to leave what today
we would say is self imposed exile.
He left on his own his own accord. A man came to him and said a phenol NMR looking for you. You'd better leave. He says, Okay, I'm leaving. Where did he leave, he decided to go towards a place known as madeon.
When he made his intention to go to Medina, he made the dua to Allah, Allah guide me to the path open my doors for me as he arrived in Midian. He was a strong man, Mashallah. And he seen all the people with their sheep, all the shepherds with their sheep making their sheep drink from the well. And he noticed that a distance they were two ladies who were also standing there with their sheep, but a little bit further back in the day, we're not coming forward. So he asked him a question mercato bukhoma what is it that you people are doing here?
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cabbie, we are not going to take our sheep whilst all the men are there in the front. And we'd like you to know that our father is a very elderly men. Why did they have to tell him about the father? Because the question would arise, why are the women doing this? Were the men of the home? So before that question was asked, he already was told that the reason why the women are here is because the men or the Father we have is an old men. That's the reason why they made mention of the Father. And from this, we learn that the breadwinner in the home primarily the men, may Allah make us fulfill our roles correctly. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala assist us in that regard and Grant has Baraka
in our sustenance. Then he decided to assist them so he took that she put them and in no time Mashallah less than half the time he was already over, he given them back their sheep and they were on their way home, these women with utmost respect. When they got home early, the father asked them now according to some of the nation's who was the father, he was Dr. La Salatu was Salam. This was according to some of the narrations, though some disputed, but the narrations that we know it is Shyvana his salatu salam and that's what we are going to use here. So when he saw his daughters were back, he asked him, How come you're back so early? He told him the story. There was a man and this
is what happened. He looked like a foreigner stranger. utmost dignity, respect. He asked us a question. He assisted us and this is what happened. So the father says, Go and bring him and ask him to come here. I want to see the men. Now why did why Bonnie Salaam called us, Calder's men, something very interesting. And let's listen. Those of us who have daughters, especially
when there is a person who has good qualities we should open our eyes. Remember, in Islam, the women folk come in to be seated at home. They are meant to be they're not meant to be exposed and displayed everywhere like the Indian culture, teachers. May Allah protect us in Islam the other way around. The men of the home, they know who is in the masjid. They meet lots of young men and they meet lots of people. They need to have their eyes open. The minute you see a young man with good character good conduct, sees him take him for your daughter. So Pamela, don't be shy to go out and ask listen to what happened. Even when it comes to Khadija been to Hawaii robiola Juana la he I
promise you against all odds, Khadija de la Juana, married Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there was absolutely no hope under normal circumstances for a widow who was 40 to marry a man who was extremely good looking Subhana Allah to marry one who was known as the most honest, the most trustworthy to marry a man who was an extremely successful businessmen. But she had the courage to send out a proposal from a woman to a man, lo and behold, it was accepted.
So do not underestimate
Sooner of the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the bulk of marriages occurred when the fathers of the women got up and they proposed for their daughters to marry certain men. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us all good husbands for our daughters, and Allah subhanho wa Taala make us as husbands, the best husbands for the daughters of those whom we have brought into our marriage meaning for those Daughters of the men, whom who are our fathers in law, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all the qualities that are needed to build the best home. So Shyvana is Salaam decided to send to call this man when he came in.
How did he walk something we need to know, he told these ladies that look, instead of me walking behind you as women, let me walk in front of you. And you guide me Tell me where to turn left or right or straight or what have you. So in that way, his gaze was lowered automatically. And they knew this man is honest. One he's very hard working because we saw him operate when he was
when he was giving the sheep a drink. And now we can see he's very honest. Because look at how he's walking. He's a man in meat. He had made a dua, Allah, whatever you send in my direction in terms of goodness, I need it. So Shyvana his salon heard the story.
One of the daughters said, Oh, our Father
in a nice hotel. I mean, our Father, every day we going out and doing the sheep. Why don't you offer this man a job Subhana Allah, because the best person you can employ is the one who's honest and hardworking. In fact, the Quran says hardworking and honest, strong and honest. We learn up to today you want to employ someone look for these two qualities. If one quality is missing flop. You want to work somewhere you need these two qualities. One quality is missing. No success. You need to be hardworking and honest. If you're very honest, but no hard working, you don't meet your production.
And if you're very hardworking but not honest, again, everything goes missing where Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all protection. So when the daughter said this, the father decided to say something else. He says in the UI, the key hacker
Jeromy Semenya in Georgia, this man was in need, he didn't own much srivalli salam gave him directly Listen, I want to get one of my daughters one of the two you choose married to you. on condition that you work for me for eight years. That was the mother that was the bride price. So musala is Salatu was Salam was offered this What did he do? Allah he he took up the offer. And Shyvana he Salam says if you complete 10 years, the other two will be your goodness. Allah subhanho wa Taala got him married to the most blessing of women of the time. Subhana Allah, the daughter of a newbie as well, according to the narrations, Mashallah, and after he completed his time, so many years, 18
years he completed, then he started working with him going back home, and when he was going back home, beautiful thing happened. They were not very sure of the road and they noticed a flicker in the darkness. flicker of light. Musa alayhis salaam says, Oh, my family, you wait here, I am coming. Don't move. I am going to see there. I might get some direction or minimum. It's a cold night, I'll get a log and come back.
Imagine we need to learn something as menfolk more than anything else. Look at the concern he had for his family members. He put them in a safe place. He went to bring home for them and he went to bring guidance for them and he was going to come back and he made an effort now to go towards the lights. When he made that effort. Allah opened the doors of light for him with us Mashallah. The light in our lives, the massage.
We need to make an effort to go to the masjid. When we get from the light in the masjid go back home and inform your women folk what you heard in the masjid. How many of us are guilty of listening to a powerful talk, we go home and we want to sleep. Whereas it's our duty to get our family together. Tell them Do you know what happened today? And please don't only tell them that we were told how a wife must respect the husband and so on. We don't want that. We want you to be honest. We were told how men need to make time for their women and respect their women. Let's be honest. Allah subhanho wa Taala opened our doors of understanding that was the sacrifice of Musa alayhis salam. He went he
came back with new Buddha. He came back with Prophethood as he went there, Allah subhanho wa Taala called out to him it is me Allah Subhana Allah
Allah Allah and he was granted that Prophethood and thereafter he came back and obviously the story progresses a beautiful story we must Allah His salat wa salam was sent to Freetown.
But at this juncture, I'd like to make mention of something
even more important
when Phil town was given the message, he rejected it. May Allah protect us all we've made mentioned in the past when the message comes to us, let's not reject it. When the truth comes to us, let's surrender. let's admit our false fear around says and we read the verses this evening and so to call a
man or woman aalim Tula comin Ella in very nice people, oh my people. I don't know of a god for you besides me, I am your God.
So this god that Moses is talking about, Musa alayhis salam is talking about, I want to see him. He is in the heavens, let me see.
Oh, Harmon and Harmon was one of the chiefs. I want you to build me a staircase going up. So that I can go and have a peek at where this god of Moosa is stavroula look at how foolish The man is. He can't do it himself. The Allah of Moosa would say be and whatever he wanted, was already there for around had to tell her man to build a staircase going up, spiraling up in order to go and have a peek at the God of Musa Subhana Allah, that if you read it carefully, he's acknowledging that Allah exists. He's acknowledging, but he's denying the belief in Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all the ability to surrender to his will at all times. I mean, so this
was around what a man and then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Before I make mention of it, let me tell you today we are sitting and listening Mashallah to this as though we can see it happening. That's how powerful the Quran is.
We are listening to this as though we can see it happening and a lot tells this to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He says, Mama chubby Johnny boo boo reason Adelina Omaha mozzarella, you will not present by mt to when we called out amaku Tabby journey belagavi kobina Omaha mozzarella alayhi wa sallam at the western part you will not present when we decided this and that and when we gave Musa alayhis salam the book but the mercy of Allah dictates that you are given everything completely and accurately as though you were there. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us that understanding. Today we as muslimeen we know for a fact that the version we have is 100%
correct. It hasn't been altered in 1400 years, and it has come definitely from heaven. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the appeal in that belief.
So this is a gift of Allah. And this is why Allah says this Quran is so powerful, we are so gifted to have the stories of the messengers before us. But no matter how many stories of the messengers are mentioned to us, guidance comes from Allah asked him for it. We need to ask Allah to guide us yeah Allah give us the ability to surrender. Allah give us the give us the guidance. Yeah, Allah guidance is in your hands. When you kneel in law who follow howdy Allah. If Allah has decided that someone will be astray, nobody's going to guide that person. And we also say Miyagi law who follow Mandala whomsoever Allah guides, nobody can misguide them. So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells Muhammad
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You do not guide whomsoever you wish our messenger. Allah guides whomsoever He wishes.
This verse was revealed on the occasion of the death of Abu Talib, the uncle of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam whom the Prophet sallallahu alayhi. wasallam tried very, very hard to convince. Yeah, I'm cool. Kelly Martin.
joola cabbie. haoma tiama. Oh, my uncle. I want you to utter one small statement. I will then fight your battle after that on the day of the AMA just say this word. What is it? The most powerful statement? La ilaha illAllah. Muhammad Rasulullah know him. I'm sure we we understand the value of this. The declaration of faith. So also the law he told his uncle Oh, my uncle. I know the weight of the statement. Just after these words before you die. The rest I will do well, I that's exactly what he said. Yeah, I'm Kelly Martin. Just say the statement or how you like Abby. Hi, I'm Al qiyamah. With that statement, I have enough ammo for the day of pm and I will come and fight your case. Don't
worry about it.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us after the Shahada with proper belief and within the power of it I've explained a few days back. Allah Subhana Allah to Allah grant us understanding. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was faced with an uncle who said, Oh, my nephew, had it not been for these other people around me here. I would have said it a long time ago, but I'm embarrassed that when I die, these rich people, of course, they are going to say that look at this man. He was influenced by a young nephew of his so Allah says, due to his worry about what others would say about him, he was a stray.
And this is a lesson for us. Sometimes we want to do what is right in life. And because we are worried about what others are going to say, we don't want to do it. So Allah says, Well, in that case, you will have to taste the punishment or you will have to go through the aggro May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us bold when it comes to pleasing Him. Don't worry what the world will say I want to repeat a hadith that I mentioned towards the beginning of Ramadan man, Bala Happy Saturday Nasir of the Allahu Allahu Akbar and holiness. Whoever pleases Allah And in the process, all humankind is displeased with them. Allah will be pleased with that person. And very soon the people
will also fall in love with that person.
And the Hadith continues to say a woman of oneness a piece a cappella he succeed Allahu anhu upon oneness, whoever pleases the people
and in the process displeases Allah, Allah will be displeased with that person and very soon everybody will hate that person. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us really from amongst those who please Him. So this is a lesson that we learn from this particular verse. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention about his power. The fact that night and day is solely at the discretion of Allah, he decides, when night will come, nightfall will appear, and when the lights will appear, and so on the moon, what have you all this is Allah. And Allah says if we wanted, we could have kept the nightfall forever and ever then who would bring you the day? We own the day we brought it for you.
Listen to the powerful verses of the Quran. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam, O Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam channel these kuffaar of Polish killed him the following Allah says
Jalla wa la como la la sala de Nila yo milky Yama, ask them if Allah had to make night continuous up to the day of tiama it's only dark, Manila Han Li Chico.
In a fella does mount which God of yours is going to bring the lights? which God of yours besides Allah is going to bring the light Do you not hear? Why does Allah say do you not hear?
Because at night you can see Subhana Allah, this is why it's a tip again for the whole farm. The first one when Allah speaks about the night he says, Do you not hear because during nighttime, he can't say Don't you see? Someone will say well if it's dark, how are we going to see? Amazing? And the next one? Allah Subhana Allah says
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the spoon, Effie, which God besides Allah will come with that night with that darkness that you need in order to rest.
If Allah to basilone Do they not see why See? Because if the light is there, then they can see lo Akbar. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to understand the beauty of the Quran. Allah He it is so beautiful, each verse if we dive into it, Allah He will swim forever and ever. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us knowledge and may He benefit from the knowledge that He grants us. So Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of this and thereafter, he speaks about tharun
today, we think the most wealthy of people, you asked him where do you keep your wealth? They say well, here it is. show you a small card, a little card, a piece of plastic, they tell you this is what it looks like. And this thing here will take me throughout the globe and it'll make me purchase the biggest buildings on the globe. Mashallah. A little card. Allah says, hang on, we want to tell you of someone who had much more, and we want to tell you how we destroyed him. And lesson is for all of us. Allah says
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ob nos Betty O'Neil COO, we gave him so much wealth, that the treasures the large treasures that he had full of gold and full of jewelry and full of wealth. Allah says the keys to those treasures, if each treasure which was as large as this wall, for example, had one key, Allah says the keys to all the treasures he owned just the keys to lift them up was so difficult for a group of strong men. Imagine what you must have had qarun and what was the mistake he made? He was arrogant. He said, in ama od.
D you see all this? I got it because of my own intellect. Allah has played no role in this. It was me. I am the hot shot here. Now Allah protect us no matter what we have. It's Allah who accepted us. And this is why I mentioned a few days ago, a lot of the wealthy people. It's got nothing to do with their academic qualification. It's quite true. A lot of the wealthy people it's got nothing to do with their academic qualification. That alone proves that it's Allah who provides Subhana Allah, there was one uncle who told me that all these people are wasting their time studying. I said, Why uncle? He says because they stand a better chance to have more money if they are less educated. And
I said, Well, I didn't look at it that way. And I don't think anybody else looks at it that way. It's a law who decides there are some who are highly educated and highly granted wealth by Allah subhanho wa Taala in a great way Mashallah.
So all this is in the hands of Allah. So Allah says, when when qarun became very arrogant,
and he started praising himself, thinking he was big, Allah says, there were some people who looked at him
and said, We wish and we hope that we had something like our own. We wish and we hope that we had what qarun has, and the people with knowledge says don't hope and wish what Allah hasn't given you do not wish for that which Allah didn't decide for you. If punishment were to overtake him, it would overtake everybody. And definitely the following day, they noticed that qarun was no longer there. his palace wasn't there. His treasures went there. Where did it go? There was a hole in the earth that swallowed it up. Allah says nabee Wahby daddy larva. Allah says, We opened the earth and we caused it to swallow absolutely everything and people got up and those who wanted his wealth the
previous day, they made it to our oh just as well. We didn't make it to our that Allah give us that wealth, because had we made a dua and had we had some of that wealth today we were going to be destroyed with our own.
And then Allah says she will cut down to tuna, hello, Helen Latina, Yuri tuna.
fill out the FAFSA, the V dar the abode in the era, we have kept it for those who do not want haughtiness in this world. Those who are humble, those who surrender we've kept for them something far better. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant that to us, there is one surah that we read known as surah to Lanka boots, it is a very, very powerful surah I want to mention in just two items, and thereafter inshallah we will close. The first is the opening verses. Allah subhanho wa Taala has named the surah after the spider for a reason we will come to know just now. But in the opening verses, Allah says Alif.
Me, I've told you no one knows the meaning of that. Then he asks a question.
Has he been so IE, Roku? roku coo?
Do the people think that it's enough for them to say we are believers, and then they will be tested? Allah says we have tested everyone before them in order to distinguish who was truthful in their belief and who wasn't. In a nutshell, when we say we are believers, that is when Allah begins to test us in order to grant us after knowing whether we are truthful or not approving for us or against us, then He grants us like the example I gave this afternoon
that those who enter the fold of Islam will find greater difficulty in their lives than those who don't. One might say but why
the tests are bigger, or why the Hadith says it
because they have entered the examination room. They are now ready to write the exam. The others haven't even entered the room. What exam do they want a level
when you want to write matric in
Use lounging around outside the hole. Will anyone come and give you a paper to say write this exam nobody but you've entered the right room Mashallah, now the people will be handed out to you, you will be tested one after the other, you better passed every test that comes in your direction. What's a powerful lesson from the Quran? And until we meet again sallallahu wasallam albaraka Allah Nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah be handy so panic alarm or the hammock? Allah Allah in lantana snowshoe Kona too big