Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2010
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu lillahi wa kafa wa Salatu was Salam O Allah De La Nina.
All praise is 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 will law he if we are to praise Allah subhanho wa Taala morning, afternoon evening night, every day of our lives it will not be enough. Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed us with so much so much. Really, we appreciate this and we should be showing this appreciation by turning to Allah subhanho wa Taala honor the beloved brothers sisters dearest listeners, the last 10 nights of the month of Ramadan have rolled into life We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us the benefit of these last 10
nights. Tonight one of the odd nights of this month of Ramadan, there is a possibility that this may be the night that Allah subhanho wa Taala describes in Surah Al Qaeda as being the night which is better than the 1000 months, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us from those who can at least engage in some form of extra act of worship in these last 10 nights. Sometimes we are weak and we happen to have work the following morning and we cannot stay awake all night. But if we are to specialize the last 10 nights with a certain deed or a few deeds that are extra over and above those deeds we have been engaging in in the last 20 nights then definitely we stand a better chance to be
accepted by Allah subhanho wa Taala. So we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us from those who have witnessed laylat and other inshallah this year who will be witnessing it. I mean,
my dearest Allah brothers and sisters and listeners this evening we complete a Surah Surah Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of a very, very, very interesting point. And that point is what makes us meaning. What makes me a true believer or what makes you are a true believer. Allah subhanho wa Taala says there is a sign of that. That sign is as follows omeka nolimit minio minocin EDA
rasuluh a cocoon Allahu mukhiya to mean him, true believers, male or female. When Allah and His Messenger have declared something, they find no choice within themselves. They do not feel like they have a choice in that regard. They surrender to it wholeheartedly. That's a sign of a man. When Allah has said something, we love it. We surrender to it. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has declared something we love it, we surrender to it without batting an eyelid without spending a moment of thinking. If that is the case, then we are true believers meaning if we surrender automatically, that's the sign of a man. May Allah subhanho wa Taala. strengthen our Eman
when Allah subhanho wa Taala says, prostrate in the Quran we heard yesterday we immediately fall prostrate. We surrender when Allah subhanho wa Taala asks us to repent, we repent immediately may He forgive us. When Allah subhanho wa Taala has asked us to engage in our Salah. What, why don't we find ourselves fulfilling our Salah in a proper manner? When Allah subhanahu wa taala has asked us to dress in a correct manner. Why do we find ourselves thinking that we still have a choice in this regard? May Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthened us. So that is a verse Allah subhanho wa Taala says, The true believers when a command and instruction of Allah and His messenger is recited to
them when they are reminded of it. They find themselves surrendering to it immediately. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant that to us, and thereafter Allah subhanho wa Taala praises the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam declaring who he is some of his qualities are messenger, beautifully worded verses Allah subhanho wa Taala addresses Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with utmost respect. Allah says, Yeah, you know bu
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you are sent to call people towards Allah by the permission of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, was he Rajan, Mooney, Iran. And you are the lights, the light that enlightens the path may Allah subhanahu wa to Allah grant us part of that light as well. Also the path itself is light. The path itself is a lantern you can see it even in the darkness, and that is the beauty of Islam.
Subhana Allah when we are in darkness, and there is a Lenten at a distance, we will be able to walk in that direction knowing that there is light at the end of the tunnel or somewhere down. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us guidance. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, give good news to the believers. You are the bearer of good news to the believers that Allah subhanho wa Taala has kept in store for them something great, something grand
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do not follow the disbelievers and the hypocrites and turn away from their home meaning when they are trying to harm you ignore it, when they try to distract you ignore it. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says lay your trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala definitely Allah is deficient as the one whom we lay our trust in. So that is a part of the description of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also, Allah subhanho wa Taala says the beautiful name Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in this surah maka Nemo
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not a father of any of the men in your midst? No, he had children. Some of them were male children. They passed away in infancy and childhood, so no man can claim that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is my father. Even Zaid radi Allahu anhu, who was looked after by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he cannot claim and the others could not claim that he is the son of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the same surah Allah subhanho wa Taala stipulates the importance of the lineage in Islam. It's important that every individual knows their lineage, and they are called by the Father's name. This is also mentioned in the same surah we
read the verses last night we asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us all an understanding and to give us the ability to adopt His laws. And as we said moments ago to surrender and never to feel like we have a choice once Allah has declared something. So Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of how Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the messenger, the final messenger, the final of all messengers, we ask Allah protection, you have certain groups and sects who believe that he is not the final messenger by saying that they remove themselves from the fold of Islam automatically, automatically. So you have sex like the Guardian is known as Ahmadis. They have removed themselves
from the fold of Islam totally, totally. Without a speck of doubt. There is unanimous consensus amongst our jamara that those who say that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not the final messenger, they are not muslimeen and definitely they have gone out of the fold. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us the understanding of the finality of Noah, and here, Allah says has been the final prophet. And there is no other translation of that we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us understanding. And Allah subhanho wa Taala thereafter makes mention of a very interesting point regarding the etiquettes of visiting the messenger. And this verse is mentioned to us. The lesson is
for all of us etiquettes of visiting one another. Obviously the messenger is on the highest level. But if the lesson is mentioned here, then it is also for us to consider when we visit one another, listen to the verse, beautiful, beautiful verse. Allah says yeah, Naveen Allahu Allah tada Hello novo. v.
O you who believe, do not enter the house of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam unless, unless what inla
then Allah qu e la amin, ye you're on Eleni, inna, unless you've been invited, you've been allowed to enter it for food or for a meal, and you should not go so
Early whilst it is being prepared, go when the meal is ready when it's time to eat. So if you've been invited to eat, you go for the meal. And Allah says don't go too early and immediately after that he says, or lacking either directly into Federico for either for him to
nice scenery Howdy, you go when the food is ready and as soon as you finish eating, you excuse yourself and you leave, don't engage in long discussion after the meal, people might want to do something about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam may have so many other things. And Allah says in alikoum can even be Yeah.
It used to annoy the messenger that people come and sit for long hours, and they constantly you know, sit forgetting the fact that this is the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But he was shy, he was shy to tell them directly. So Allah says, Allah hula is the hymnal have Po, Allah is not shy to mention the truth, its effect. Imagine Subhana Allah.
It is reported that after this the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu whenever they were invited, they entered, they had their meal and they would leave immediately Subhana Allah unless the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam engage them in discussion. They stayed for as long as he did, and after that they left because it is an act of worship. What we need to learn from this and obviously sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his example is far higher. We need to learn that when we visit one another, let's be considerate of who the person is whom we are visiting. Let's inform them in advance as we've said a few days ago, and when we go there, we should not become oblivious of time.
Sometimes when you're very close to someone, you forget what the time is and Mashallah you sit up to midnight, but we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us conscious of the various duties that everybody has, sometimes people cannot sit for so long. And believe me, there's a golden rule. Even as Muslims we are taught the same rule. Rather you'd sit for such a short time that people miss your company and say it was too short and they await your arrival once again, then to sit for so long, that they get irritated the moment they hear you want to go to their homes, because they know if this man comes if this lady comes if the sister comes she's going to sit from now right up to lunch
and after lunch and right to the evening and we don't know rather you go 10 minutes 15 minutes and you get away in such a way that they they trying to tell you look please sit a little bit longer. It's better if you tell them look, I'll come another time then to sit to the degree that they get irritated and they don't look forward to your next visit. May Allah Subhana Allah bless us. It reminds me on a lighter note of a notice that I had one scene when we were young. On the door of one of the homes we visited. And this is a true story. It said they We are very happy at your arrival but we will be even happier when you depart. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all we are not
we are muslimeen we don't want that to happen. So rather keep your visit short and to the point inshallah Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us all blessing. So Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions this etiquette thereafter, something very interesting moments ago we spoke about how Muslim in our movement is Now Allah says, Yeah, I you hadn't be you. All messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who Lee as logica, instruct your wives, while Bernard Tikka and your daughters one is
Mina and oh the believing women. So look at who he is who the instruction is for three categories, your wives, your daughters, and all the believing women. Why believing? Why does Allah say me Nina? Let me inform you many reasons. One of them is a few verses before this Allah says a true min and Mina you know the first one makanda meaning one minute in Allah makes mention not only of the male min but Allah specifies the female movement as well. Allah says the male movement and the female movement, the true sign of the fact that they believe is that when Allah has decreed something in the messenger has decreed something they do not find within themselves. The idea that we still have
a choice in this regard, no, they surrender immediately. So now you have Allah saying or missing jet. instruct your wives, your daughters and believing women. You do need
Let them draw their cloaks as the outer garments whenever they are in the presence of those who are not Muharram whenever they are leaving the homes, let them cover their beauty, let them dress with the outer garment the cloak Subhana Allah
Allah says that it is more likely that they will be recognized as chaste women, women who are minutes and therefore they will not be harmed. Believe me, in the Western world, they trying to ban the niqab and the hijab and so on. There was one non Muslim journalist, I think it was in Belgium. She decided, let me see how it feels like to go on this niqab for a day. And voila, he I read the article that she came up with after that. She says it is the most beautiful feeling. I cannot describe it. SubhanAllah in a nutshell, that's what she says how when you are in niqab, people respect you, you get the odd statement here and they people want to laugh and so on. But she says I
was greeted with an Arabic murmur. With an Arabic moment later I found out it's a prayer May the peace and the blessings of the Almighty be upon you. Oh my sister, how beautiful it is to listen to that every now and again and all the others in niqab and all the others who are not even in niqab but they are wearing a scarf all the others who are Muslim and they were all greeting and everyone Mashallah feels that bond Subhana Allah you automatically enter into a family that you may never have realized until you got into that dressing. May Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen our womenfolk and Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us improvement. Believe me sometimes we have Shea who overtakes
people within our own homes who will discourage a young female who wants to dress appropriately by passing negative comments and saying no, don't do this. You're still young, how you're going to get married. You know you need to dress in your jeans and your T shirts so that the boys of the world can see you. When the boys of the world have seen you in your jeans and your T shirt and they liked you because of that the whole criteria of them liking you was based on something wrong. It will not allow you the opportunity to turn to Allah easily. But when someone has liked you because of your cloak and scarf and your closeness to Allah, it will give you a bigger opportunity to get even more
closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala the men will come and say but you're not the woman I married when I see you I seen you with a jeans and a T shirt and a miniskirt and so on. What opportunity will we now have to turn to Allah May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us the ability to understand that the way you dress that's the type of spouse that you will get. The reason is and obviously there is room for Toba even after we are married, there may be a lot who are married already and who have made decisions in their lives. It's not too late. If we engage in Toba and we tend to Allah subhanho wa Taala, we will always be able to rectify what we've done in the past. But remember, if we dress
appropriately, then those who are attracted to that appropriate dress, they will be those who have the piety in the heart. So we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us an opening in this regard. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to open our doors a statement I'd like to make and that is many women asked so what should we do? The reality is whatever step you are on right now take a few steps up the ladder. Don't ever go back Don't ever go down. So if you do not don't o'clock when you leave the home, at least get that sorted out tonight. This is one of the last odd nights of this month of Ramadan we commenced by saying we've just rolled into these nights. Also I've given you a very
powerful introduction as to the sequence of the verses here. And the fact that we don't have a choice when Allah and His Messenger have decided something here is Allah and His Messenger his decision. What are we going to do? It's a question we want the mercy of Allah we crying for it, Allah He don't worry, just turn to Allah you will find your doors opening it might take a while but the doors will begin to open you feel the mercy and you will feel that the the the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala
and for a person who's already got a cloak and they putting on a scarf, maybe we can try a little bit thicker material slightly thicker and then put on the niqab and thereafter minimize the address with strangers and so on to that which is necessary and the room and there is room for improvement with everybody. There is nobody who can get to the level of a job. That is ideal, but we can all head to that direction because there is always room for improvement. The same applies to the menfolk no matter what we do, there is always room for improvement nobody's perfect. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to help us as well. Women folk are sisters. We need to encourage them we need to show
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To the cause of the deen and that is when Allah subhanho wa Taala will have mercy on us.
Then Allah subhanahu wa taala speaks and look at the sequence of these verses. He speaks about piano. And he says, yes I Lucan aswani sir Oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the people are asking you about the hour. I've explained in the past that the hour is normally divided into two, the minor hour which is the death of an individual, and the major hour which is pm, the end of time.
the law, God bless kulu corinda chelimo Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the knowledge of the hour is with Allah, how do you know it might be very, very near? Me, Allah Subhana Allah to Allah help us adopt His commands before it is too late. Look at the sequence of the verses we spoke about the choice mean has no choice. We spoke about the dress code, and we said true believers believing women are being addressed. So if a woman thinks she has a choice in this regard, then there is room for improvement regarding that a man may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us really the strength that we need. Then Allah says, Look, don't wait till it's going to be too late. If you want to change
change, now only Allah knows when the end is coming. Look at how beautiful his wedding and how beautiful the sequence is. Then Allah subhanahu Allah says,
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they are faces will be turned and roasted on that fire they will be saying they will be screaming they will be yelling Yeah, la eterna la
escuela or destruction be upon us how we hope and we pray how we wish that we had followed Allah and the messenger
look at the sequence of the verses Mashallah beautiful sequence. Remember what we said tonight and yeah, Allah is saying, people will be uttering when they being roasted, they will be uttering, we hope we wish, we wish that we would have followed the law and the messenger
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follow up banner in the uttanasana. They said oh, we followed our leaders we follow the the chief from amongst us those who were at the top from amongst us, Yala. They led us astray, give them a double punishment. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and may He really grant us the acceptance so that we can change change. going towards Allah subhanho wa Taala and not going away from Allah subhanho wa Taala that is Surah two. And in a nutshell, I've made mention of a few verses that I felt really were verses of great impact. If we read surah lazarov and the meanings of the verses Allah He will tremble in the fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The next surah is Surah sada Shiva.
Shiva is a place in the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula, where Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of how
they were granted lots of goodness, they were given gardens on the left and the right, because they did not adopt the commands of Allah. Allah says, We changed everything for them, we decided to turn their world upside down. So rather than having beautiful fruits for us, you know, for as long as their eyes could see they had fruits which they could eat on either side. Allah says, because they just believe they belie they did not follow the message of the messengers. We decided to change that. And we overtook them with a flood. And after that all the crop that grew was only bitter and unacceptable. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us that which is edible, and May Allah make us from
those who can appreciate what he's given us from these verses we learn that whenever we just obey the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala there's a great possibility that Allah subhanho wa Taala might change the good condition we are in and make us suffer May Allah subhanho wa Taala not do that to us. In most cases, he gives us a chance and he really allows us that little respites and there are
hippos We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala a turning point before he pulls And may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant that to us. The next year I sort of started and Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mentioned again and I'm only going to speak about one or two verses in this Surah Surah Fatiha named after the Creator, alcoholic and father, the one who has created Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how he created the angels and how how many wings they have and how great the wings of the angels are. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
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shavonne is your outright enemy, oh man, so consider him an enemy. Look out for him. Ask yourselves, how did shapen come to me today? If you sit and introspect, you will be able to see the loopholes in your life through which shavon is coming. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us mostly, we have shaytan who comes and attack the heart and the condition of the heart so people are overtaken by jealousy and hatred and malice and the inability to forgive. When we are unable to forgive others it is excess baggage that really bugs or bugs us and it bogs us down, we ask Allah subhanahu wa taala never to tie us down with our own baggage. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to open the doors for
us and this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
me Oh people you are the ones who are in absolute need of Allah subhanho wa Taala he is totally independent, full of praise. We are in need of Allah for every movement for every heartbeat. For every breath for every blink of the eye. We are in need of Allah subhanho wa Taala he says he is the one who is independent, so turn to him before it is too late. He says Aisha you haber KHOU TV Hello
jegede Alma Haleakala Allah e bi z is if Allah once he can destroy you all at once and replace you with some other people. That is not difficult for Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah subhanho wa Taala open my doors in yours. May He make this Eve a turning point in my life and yours? May Allah subhanho wa Taala really grant us the ability to resolve to please Him, because these auspicious days may never ever come back. Who knows we might not even see the 23rd night who knows we may never see another Ramadan in our lives. My dearest mothers and sisters, my dearest brothers, elders, all those who are listening myself included, may Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us the ability to turn
towards Him. May Allah subhanahu wa taala soften us up May he rectify our hearts may He forgive us wherever we've heard Allahumma inaka fu to hit Bulava.
Oh Allah you are most forgiving you love to forgive so forgive us yeah Allah that is the law we should be making according to the hadith of eyeshadow, the Allahu Allah, which is Mustafa Khan Allah which is agreed upon, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant that to us, until we meet again Subhana Allah who Hamdi Subhana Allah whom will be handy handig Chateau La ilaha illa Anta Anastasio Camacho you