Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2010
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa ala nabina. Muhammad Allah Allah Allah He was happy as you may know, but All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah subhana wa to Allah to bless him and all his companions and we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, to grant us all every form of goodness, to grant us forgiveness during these beautiful ears of the month of Ramadan, and to grant us all the best use of the remaining hours of the month of Ramadan.
We also ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to accept from us the fasts that we have engaged in, as well as the standing in Salah as well as the recitation of the Quran as well as the listening of the Quran. Allah subhanho wa Taala multiply or reward I mean, on a drama, beloved brothers and sisters and dearest listeners, this evenings verse is Mashallah we completed Seurat hammy message.
And thereafter we went into a sutra known as surah. Two Shura named after the consultation. And this consultation is extremely important as muslimeen. Whenever there are major decisions to be made, especially concerning the general masses of the muslimeen. It's important to consult, the leader has the decision to make obviously the leader has the final decision. But if he consults, he can hear the different opinions. His decision does not have to be based on the majority, nor does it have to be based on what anybody said he could have a totally different opinion that he will execute for as long as he has heard the rest of the opinion seriously, and sincerely. And for as long as he feels
that he has taken cognisance of all the different opinions. And this is the element of shuara. In the Sharia. It is different from democracy, where the Shura the Amir or the leader or the one who is at the top, he makes the decision, that decision is not based on the majority. And this is what we should learn when it comes to Islam. Because at times it may be based on minority and at times it may be based on what none of the people have said, for as long as he has considered absolutely everything. And for as long as he has heard it sincerely. That is what is of essence, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us true leadership in this oma because the Quran also says that if we
were to follow majority all the time, they would lead us completely astray from the deen. Today, if you look at the globe, if you were to have a vote as to what is the right religion, the majority will not tell you Islam. So if majority had to rule, then we would all be outvoted May Allah Subhana Allah, Allah grant us all a deeper understanding of Islam and of the Sharia.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how
there will be signs that Allah subhanho wa Taala will make clear as time passes in the horizons and within ourselves, that will make it certain that this Quran is the truth. And what this means is there are verses in the Quran connected to how we were created, connected to science connected to various discoveries. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says as time passes, these signs will be confirmed. This is why you find whenever there is a contradiction between science and the Quran. Koran will remain as it is science will continue changing and changing and they will experiment again and apologize for previous findings and come up with new findings and continue coming up with new
findings until they streamline with what the Quran has said. And that's where it stops. Like there was a time when they said the sun does not move at all. There was a time when they said that. And the Quran speaks about the movement of the sun. And later on some decades after science said no, the sun does move but very little. The Quran didn't speak about how much it moves but it spoke about the fact that it moves. This is just one simple example. Like that there are many examples of how men is created and so on Allah says San Juan de him, Tina
We will continue showing them signs in the horizons and signs within themselves until it is proven to them beyond any doubt whatsoever that the message of the Quran and the Quran is indeed the truth. May Allah Subhana which Allah grant us the ability to understand the gift we have the fact that we are Muslim in And may Allah subhanho wa Taala read
make us from those who can read the book and understand it and put it into practice for Indeed, it is the miracle. And Allah subhanho wa Taala in Surah Surah makes mention of how important it is
that we seek the life or we build the life after death. Many times we happen to build this life, where we invest so much in order to receive returns that will take us for the next few years. And as I always give an example, when it comes to education, Mashallah extremely important, but we cannot concentrate on secular education, which we are not saying is bad, to the degree, to the degree that we sometimes compromise our religious education, that is where we go wrong, we should not compromise the religious education. Another important point is, we need to ask ourselves how much time have I spent studying secular education, which is not going to take me beyond the age of 60, or 65. to word
it more correctly, beyond the last breath. And how much time have I spent to study that which will take me from now up to
no end? infinity? May Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us understanding, in fact, at the point of death, that's when everything would begin. And that's when we would be reaping the fruits. Now, Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us the ability to strike the correct balance. Because by right if we were to look, we go to school, Mashallah early morning, or to universities or wherever it is or to our workplaces, we work for hours on end, let's put an estimate at about between five and eight hours a day, a day, we work for what for the next few years? That's it, it's not going to take us beyond our last breath. How much have we spent a day for the everlasting life? Surely, if we were to
spend an hour or two hours, it's too little, but it's something sometimes we pass weeks on end, and we have not even spent five minutes for the life after death. And we've spent hours on end for this particular dunya which we may never, ever see the fruits of if Allah subhanho wa Taala once he can take us away, right here. And right now, now Allah Subhana Allah, Allah have mercy on us. So Allah says,
Can you read how to sell CRT naza dollar movie heroin thing, whoever would like the produce, or the crop of the Akira, the essence or whoever would like to see the profits of the era by seeking it and making an effort towards it, they will repeat they will see it and whoever wants that of the dunya then Allah says we will provide them the provisions of the dunya. And in the akhira, they won't have a share. This is why sometimes you find there are this believers who might be good people, they give lots of charity, they are truthful, sometimes they don't drink, sometimes they help one another. Sometimes they sacrifice lots of time and so on. Allah subhanho wa Taala explains that he does not
oppress them, He gives them in return for their good deeds in this life. Because they do not expect that life after death. He gives them good health. Sometimes he gives them very obedient children. He gives them lots of wealth, he gives them the temporary contentment that they are acquiring in the dunya. Then when they come in the ashira, Allah subhanho wa Taala will inform them that look, we did not oppress you, whatever we whatever you did, and every sacrifice you made, we gave you its recompense in full Subhana Allah, the coupons that you had are used. Now you are coming here with a coupon that's already torn, you will not be able to get anything We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to
make us from those who get the goodness of the dunya as well as that of the Hara. Allah says, woman can I read Harrison Jr. No team in warm Allah who's
the one who wants only this world will get its provisions and in the era they will have nothing. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala makers from those as we said, who get the goodness of both because that is a true Muslim and the true moment where Allah subhanho wa Taala gives fifth dunya Hashanah. Tierra de hacer una he gives goodness in this dunya and goodness in the Akira as well. And Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how he accepts repentance. We've mentioned this many times and Allah subhanho wa Taala has repeated it after every few verses almost every surah in the Quran, the invite to seek forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala is there. So if we are to pick up the sutras of the Quran, we
will most probably come across verses where Allah is inviting us to seek forgiveness. Imagine the one who is the giver of goodness. And the ultimate goodness is forgiveness. If Allah forgives us, what more do we want? Subhana Allah
So the ultimate goodness is forgiveness. Allah Who is the owner of forgiveness is inviting us to come towards that forgiveness. Where are we? Do we answer the call? It brings me to a hadith I could see where Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam speaks about the call of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah when a third of the night is remaining, that is the time of the head Jude, Allah subhanho wa Taala calls out Helm into a bin for to ballet. Is there anyone seeking forgiveness that I may forgive them? Help me Mr. Vereen Fabiola, anyone repenting that I can accept that repentance of this whole means, in in cochlea, anyone asking anything they want so I can give them mostly we are
sleeping and sometimes in Ramadan, we are busy eating and gobbling our food before the time becomes expired or before the time is up. We need to realize even as we are eating our soul in Ramadan, that is the time Allah is calling out whilst you putting a morsel in your mouth and Salah Tell me Allah I am the one who is seeking forgiveness Forgive me. Allah I am the one asking you I have this need that needy Allah. I have certain needs that I don't even know I have, you know better than me. Do you know sometimes we have sickness in our bodies that we don't know about. And only later on they are discovered we tell us we are making dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah cure us of those
sicknesses which we don't even know about. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us cure, and may He never make us oblivious of the gift of good health. May Allah subhanho wa Taala really improve our health and this is why the another Hadith says seize the opportunity of your good health before it is overtaken by sickness. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not overtake our health by sickness. And may He make us from those whom even if it were to be overtaken, we would not regret how we used our good health May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us use it in a correct manner. May He grant all those who are ill Shiva, May He grant them cure, he is the owner of it. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says
thereafter, that it is very possible for Allah, it is possible for Allah to make everyone rich and to give everyone everything. But what would happen
if every one of us were multi billionaires, then do you know another Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam very beautifully worded, he says that people they go out to earn sustenance. And they sometimes feel if I have so much, it will be enough. When they reach that target, the target suddenly shifts, and it shifts and it goes greater and greater. Nothing satisfies them until they have so much that they don't need, it's no longer about going out to get the wealth, it's now about competing with one another for that wealth. So now once you become a millionaire, you now ask yourself, how many millions and that one's got 20 million, I've got 15 I need to beat him.
Then when we get to 25 and 30. And nobody can touch us. It then goes beyond the issue of wealth to the issue of control. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. This is why wealth is a gift. But at the same time, it's a very big test, a very big test. Because sometimes wealth makes us want to control everybody. And if that's the case, we have flopped Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us humble. And may He make us from those whom the more we get, the closer to the ground we become. And the more humble we are, the more we greet people, the less arrogant we are, because they are after Allah subhanho wa Taala says, had we given everybody everything if we had just opened the doors of
goodness, people would have rebelled on earth. And then there would be lots and lots of transgression. As I said, Imagine if everybody were millionaires, today there would be lots of killing on earth because people would want to prove that I have this and that power and I can fix you and I can do this and do that. So Allah says divine reasons he only sends down in do proportion. While our bussaco LA County iva de la bonfield rb wackiness, zenui. Casa de Maya had a la spread out the wealth on Earth, everyone would have rebelled or those on Earth would have rebelled. So therefore Allah sends down in view, measure Subhana Allah a little at a time, a little at a time.
Imagine my sustenance and yours, how many million rands or 1000s, or billions of rands, or dollars or what have you, is going to be spent by me up to the point of death is already written is written, if Allah wanted, he could give me one time and said I that's yours. What would happen then? But Allah says, He gives it to us slowly but surely, mostly we raise our hands Allah give us pure sustenance. What if we had billions already? What would happen to that you are Allah subhanahu Allah make us constantly raise our hands and call out to Him. May He purify the sustenance He grants us and may He make us from those who can appreciate and may
He grant a sustenance that will be full of blessings I mean, so Allah subhanho wa Taala says, It is he who sends the rainfall as well he decides where it will go. What who will let the university know
that the man Konerko
Shura Mehta, well, who will? Well he will have me read. It is Allah who sends the rainfall after people have lost hope. When people lose hope, why does Allah subhanho wa Taala sometimes hold back the rain? There are many reasons. Sometimes it's for punishment. Sometimes it's a test sometimes so that we understand that Allah is in charge, Allah is in control so that we can raise our hands and call out to me Allah, we need rainfall, so that we can repent from our sins because one of the reasons Allah subhanho wa Taala holds back the rainfall is when people are committing deeds of immorality. And this is why it's important that we turn back these are opportunities that Allah
gives us to turn back to him. This is why he tests us in life so that we can turn and so many places even in the verses we read tonight, Allah subhanho wa Taala says he places difficulty in our lives so that we call out to Him Subhana Allah, then when we when he when we call out to Him, and He grants us sometimes we forget that we even called out to him. those verses were repeated this evening as well. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala really the ability to be appreciative.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the fact that the Akira is better once again, he says from ot to
a fermata all hayati dunia, you should know that that which you have been given, no matter how much it is, these are just provisions that will last once you are in the dunya. They are just provisions that are not going to take you far beyond. And this is why we've mentioned in the past, and the Quran also speaks about it. When you have wealth, if you spent it, your name is written next to it, this wealth was spent by so and so when you have held it back you die It belongs to someone else. So the only wealth that is yours truly in the eyes of Allah is that which you've already spent. And this is why
the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam as well as a Quranic verse tells us that when you spend in the path of Allah when you spend in charity, that will be multiplied, that is yours, that is an investment, you will see a handsome results, you will see an income that is so great for that charity that you've given, but what you've held back, your name won't be written next to it, it will be going to someone else and they will spend it possibly and probably as is the norm nowadays May Allah protect us lots of wealth, huge problems after the death of the person who leaves it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not do that to us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep our offspring from
amongst those who can resolve their matters amicably And may Allah subhanho wa Taala help us really, and Allah subhanho wa Taala opened the doors, the issue of inheritance is extremely important. It is one of the most important aspects of the whole Sherry, where Allah subhanho wa Taala explains every detail in the Quran. Now there is something very interesting the verse that I read just now where Allah says, Whatever you've been given his material hierarchy dunya they are provisions whilst you are alive in the dunya. Then Allah says,
that which is what Allah is better, and it is everlasting. Look at the difference, the one is not everlasting. It will last Mashallah We ask Allah to grant us that amount of comfort in this dunya that will make us worship him. I mean, and that will make it easy for us to worship him. I mean, but Allah says that which is with him is better and it is everlasting. upca everlasting who Lil levena M and O Allah, Mimi at our
own, for those who believe and those who lay that trust in Allah.
Now, who are those who believe and who are those who lay their trust in Allah and who will have the provisions that are everlasting? There's a beautiful description after that. One levena Ajay Tawny buena Kava. Meanwhile,
those who stay away from major sin and from immorality, or either math or the move.
Whenever they are angry, they are quick to forgive. They control their anger control their temper, that is a sign of a true moment. When a person is very angry before he utters any words, he controls himself. He sits down he comes down because in anger shavon Mike, Mike, Mike make us utter words that we will regret. Now Allah subhanaw
Know what Allah protect us? And may He make us from those who protect our tongues when we are angry. Some of the Lama when people go to them and say we have a great temper, they train the people to say the minute you get angry, firstly, you say, Oh, the benign ministry regime. If you are standing, you should sit down. If you are sitting, lie down a little while and possibly drink a little bit of water and hold the water in your mouth while he that helps 100% of the time. Hold the water in your mouth until your temper goes, What's the idea? You won't be able to talk with water in your mouth Subhana Allah Subhanallah Look at how beautiful it is no talaq will be issued. You are very hot, but
there's water in your mouth, not Allah issued. So you don't have to quickly run to the Lama and say what happened? This is what happened. I was angry. And I did this and did that. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us really. So the issue of drinking water is in the sooner the issue of holding the water is not in the sooner but some of the orlimar have trained some of the people to do this. And we've found that it works because the idea is to hold the tongue. That's what it is. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all the ability to control our anger and temper. Allah says those who can control themselves when they are angry for them is that everlasting life of the of the Hara. And
then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, When Levine esta Jabu Leah Bhima kar masala, those who answered the call of Allah subhanho wa Taala and establish their Salah correctly, it's important if we want the everlasting life, we should establish our Salah Sala if it is fulfilled properly on time, believe me, within the space of about 30 to 40 days we will start seeing results in our lives. For as long as we make a promise to Allah. I'm not going to miss a single Salah from this day. Now we start fulfilling Salah you find when we make dua, we become VIPs it's a fact because if we answer Allah call every time the caller calls out, hey.
Ah, come to success. And we run immediately to success when we call out to Allah subhanho wa Taala he will come to us even quicker because the Hadith says man atonium she, I say to her Allah, Allah is saying whoever comes to me walking, I come to him rushing. Whoever comes to me a hand span I come to him a whole foot. No matter what speed we go to Allah He comes to us quicker than that. The other day we mentioned the Hadith. Get close to Allah at times of ease, at times of difficulty Allah will rush in your direction Subhana Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors so this is why Allah says when levena said Jabu there have been those who answered Allah call welcome masala and
they establish their Salah. Imagine Salah has such a beautiful call. Do you know the Hadith says
up to all nasty Anakin Yama, Yama, Alma Venusian, according to one narration, those who will have the longest necks What does that mean? They will be the most conspicuous on the day of the AMA, those who used to call out the event the Muslims, why, when a man calls the advan anyone who came to the masjid As a result, the reward of the full Salah of everybody who attended goes to them. So panela He is the caller in the right direction. Now Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us goodness, this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says La Jolla, Allah Manasa marfin NIDA he was suffering a well who mala Mia je de la
la lista Mo, if people had to know the reward there is in calling out or then and been standing in the first stop. If they had to draw lots in order to select who should be there they will do that Subhana Allah which means they would better to do that if they knew the reward. May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us the ability to respect those who call out the man. Sometimes we take them for granted now that man who is he he's been Allahu Akbar has been is the one of the most conspicuous on the day of the AMA. So Allah subhanho wa Taala continues to describe those people who will get that everlasting abode.
What am Rome Shu rabina he says their issue is discussed. After mutual consultation, it is confirmed or the decision is made after consultation. And I've already touched on this at the beginning of this talk. It's important for all of us, we should consult those who are close to us. Remember consultation we need two qualities when we consult a person. You don't just consult anyone. You need a person who is genuine and who is qualified to consult qualified in the field which means if someone
really does not like your guts and they are highly qualified and you go to them and you say, Look, I've got this problem, what is the issue I need to consult, I'm a Muslim, they will intentionally give you wrong advice. So you have failed. And if you have someone who really loves you, but they know nothing about what you are asking them about, they will also give you the wrong advice. So this is why you need a person who is genuine who towards you, and you need another one or you need another quality in the same person and that is they need to know or have the experience in the field you are questioning, may Allah subhanho wa Taala help us really, it's very important to listen to
the views. When you are embarking on something important in life. It's very important to listen to the views of those around you it's a sign of a good Muslim. And they are after the decision is obviously made by the one who is the decider. They're the one who is consulting May Allah subhanahu, Allah grant us goodness. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about another quality.
this quality will make us think for a moment Allah says those
and who is mentioning here, he's mentioning those who are going to have the everlasting life of the hero. Those who when they are attacked, they seek revenge Subhan Allah, why is Allah saying this Subhana Allah, did we hear what am I just saying? He says, Those whom when they are oppressed, they seek revenge. Allah is praising them. He says, you have the right. Yeah, Allah is telling us he we should not oppress, we do not start the wars. In Islam. We never started any war, we only sought revenge Subhana Allah, or we defended ourselves. That's it. The same applies in our lives, we should not be the oppressor. But when someone presses you, Allah is telling you, you have the right to
defend yourself, you have the right to retaliate SubhanAllah. And in my personal life and in your personal lives, when people do something against you, Allah is telling you, you have the right, you have the right to clarify yourself and you have the right to retaliate or to revenge. That's correct. Then Allah says after that, from an alpha, what else Lucha yo Allah Allah. However, this is what is of beauty. However, whoever is going to forgive and reconcile their reward will be with Allah, both in the dunya as well as in the alpha, what is meant by this?
Sometimes in life, people do wrong to us. And we want our rights. So we say, right, what's the right what's my rights, I need to know my rights. I want to this and that sometimes, in the fight for rights, we lose sleep, we lose this, we lose that our lives become missed, and we have no contentment, nothing at all. And nobody's ever going to stand up for the rights that we are owed, and so on. And even if we want to stand up and fight like everybody encourages us to stand up for your rights and fight and so on, your life becomes a misery in the sense that you are fighting every day all day, it might be your rights, but that will become an equality. Allah says, if you want to
go one step higher, though it is your right to retaliate, it is better for you to forgive and reconcile. It will be much easier for you so panela much easier for you. This is why Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he used to forgive. And he used to forgive those who who this meaning who disrespected him, to a degree that nobody today can they through now to be law, the dirtiest of defecation on him, Allah, may Allah protect us all. And yet he forgave them. There was a lady in Mecca who used to throw all the dirt on him. And every time he passed the gully, she used to throw the dirt on him. And one day, it didn't come. It didn't come in when she used to throw it needs to
go clean his clothing and so on. And he carried on he ignored it. One day didn't come. So he turned back and he knocked at the door. And he the lady called from the end and he went in and says, Oh my dear mother, this is Muhammad. sallallahu alayhi wasallam I pass here every day and you throw this little gift in my direction. Today didn't come Are you okay? Is everything fine? Are you sick? Can I do something for you? She accepted Islam Subhana Allah she she was speechless. completely gone. She declared the Shahada look at the quality of the prophet SAW Selim that forgiveness, what did it results in, it resulted in the guidance of someone, it resulted in the guidance of someone so
sometimes we don't fight fire with fire, but rather with water. However, there was a time when it became too much and Allah subhanho wa Taala instructed the messenger that now it's enough, now you don't forgive them, prepare an army go and fight low Akbar. So we should know that both as soon when someone says forgive forgive you forgive is also sooner, and if you want to stand up, there is also a sooner
Nobody must say, look, forgive until you die. Just keep on forgiving. Because sometimes people will take that as a green light to oppress. Imagine if someone knows that I forgive everybody who wrongs me, my car will go, my watch will go, my clothing will go, everything will go, my phone will go in the car, never mind, forgive, you know, have a big heart. Come, come, have a big heart. Don't worry, we will remain sleep asleep, kids, Allah protect us all. And on top of that, people will come young boys will enjoy the little little stick and they'll be whacking my head and so on. And everybody else they say that man and forgive you don't worry, Allahu Akbar. There is a story I mentioned
almost every year of and I'm going to repeat it.
The story of three great saints who were in a Masjid sitting in Attica, they were sitting and there was one man who was told that, look, these are three great saints, this one who is still young, the other one is even a greatest saint. And the other one on the far end is the greatest saints. They concentrate in their acts of worship to the degree that they won't even notice you. They won't notice you. So this man says a young boy, you know, he was one of those who wanted to test these scholars or these saints. He walked in and he tried the first one, he greeted him Salaam Alaikum. And that this man didn't hear and he was busy with his other car, whatever he was doing, he was busy
with it. So this young boy, he thought to himself, he says, No, this man is a saint. He's very busy. He didn't even notice I'm here. He walked around him a little bit. He walked around him. The man didn't even flinch nothing. And he says he's a saint. So he went to the next one. I was told this one is a bigger saint. So what he did salaam aleikum, he walked around him. And he gave him one clap. Imagine a clap. The Saint was still sitting. A split moment later, he looked up and says, Are you okay? How's your hand? Did you get hurt? The Saint is asking the man, how's your hand? Did you get hit? The man is saying, Hey, this is the same for sure. This is a St. He's asking me if my hand
is okay. Okay. The man says no, don't worry, everything is okay. So he was it confirmed to him that this man is a saint. So he went up to the third St. And he went up to the third St. And he was very happy. He says, Now I wonder what's going to happen here. You'll probably take out some cash and give it to me when one is so he came up and he gave this man one slap on the face. The man got up and gave him two slaps. So this man says but I thought you were the biggest saint he said, Well, someone needs to stop you. lacava so this is something we learn that when people miss interpret our forgiveness of them as a weakness. That is when you stand up. May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us all
goodness, really, it is something we need to ponder over. And we need to strike the correct balance between forgiveness and standing up for our own rights. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us I know there must be so many sisters listening to us this evening saying yes, our husbands do this and do that. And we've got this right and that right? May Allah subhanahu wa taala opened the doors for them and I am calling on all the husbands seated here. Let us revisit the link we have with our spouses. In the sense let us try and effect positive change in our relation. Let us try and understand they are somebody whose daughters as well. They have come under our guardianship, Allah
who we owe them a lot. And the same applies to the women folk a call, let us revisit the link we have with our husbands May Allah subhana wa Taala grant prosperity in the Muslim homes, we make the dua today, remember, to solve a problem give and take, we need to give and take you we need to compromise we cannot be very heavy and hard. Otherwise the relation will snap. We need to understand there is a given take on both sides. And this is something that really we asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to give us the wisdom to do and to give us the acceptance also to effect within our own relations in our own homes, whether it's with our parents or relatives or children, spouses and so
on. May Allah opened the doors of the Muslim in many people, many, many people are complaining of homes that are full of turmoil and turbulence, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to open our hearts. Remember, we can be strict on ourselves. But we cannot impose that strictness on others. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us the ability to be strict on ourselves and to become better people. Sometimes it's only the way we talk. Sometimes we don't utter words that will put a smile on other's faces and so on. And that is what causes the problem. So Allah subhanho wa Taala thereafter also makes mention of some other qualities of these people who are the people who will have the
affair or the people who will have that everlasting life. Allah says, Those who forgive those who can forgive others, even though they have the right to retaliate, as we said, so we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us from those. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks
about how he is the one who blesses people with children, and he decides what type of offspring every single person will or will not have you
lillah himal Kusama wa T one for Allah is the ownership of absolutely everything in the skies and on Earth. Yuck loco Masha, he creates whatever he wants to create. Nobody asks him nobody can question him. Yeah hubballi me, Russia. In Africa, He grants whosoever He wishes, only female children. There is a narration which says if you have female children and look after them, two or three, look after them and get them married into good homes and so on. Allah will grant you Jana, the parents gender as a result. What is the reason? There are many reasons One of them is you have brought up an Amana knowing this is not mine. I am preparing this young girl for somebody else. And you see her leaving
the home Allah says we will reward you for that patience, and we will reward you for what you've done. And like some cultures, they require a payment for what they did. They say look, I sent this daughter to school I did this I did that now I need so much before you take her away in Islam. That's not the case. There is no bride price, we get that with Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. Then Allah says, Why I have a boy named me Usha loku whomsoever He wishes he only grants them male offspring, no female.
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some he may grant them male and female.
akima and some, he whomsoever He wishes, he keeps them without offspring. There Jenna is in accepting the fact that Allah Divine Decree is that they will not have children, the minute they surrender to it and they are happy with it. As a result, Allah will give them paradise. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant those who do not have offspring offspring, and May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant those who do not have offspring, and will not get offspring because of the decree of Allah. May He grant them that surrendering and happiness with the decree of Allah and as a result, may he drive them into Jenna through the green route without any reckoning. I mean,
remember, this is Allah subhanho wa Taala. Those who don't have children would know exactly what I'm saying. It is a test from Allah subhanho wa Taala. People may say things people may utter words, we may feel this way that way. Remember, it all depends on how we handle it. And how we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to look after us, when we surrender to the decree of Allah, everything becomes easy. And Allah subhanho wa Taala as a result gives us general so it's important we know this. The reason we say this is because we find in gratitude, with all sections of life. Those who don't have children sometimes complain, that is understandable. But those who've got males only they complain
Yala, we don't have females. Those were females only they complain Yala. We don't have means those who have male and female complaining Allah our children are unruly Allah. So who is there who's been to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala. Those who do that will have gender in return. Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us all paradise.
Then the next Surah Surah zu proof where Allah subhanho wa Taala has made mentioned there again of so many beautiful verses, I'd like to mention one or two
azucar of referring to the adornments the adornments of this world so much gold and silver and jewelry and the powerful and so on. And Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how the kuffaar of Quraysh that this belief is at the time of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam they used to scorn at the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they used to despise him saying you are a pauper. You are a person often you had absolutely nothing your father had passed away before you were even born, where today you coming to us to tell us what to do about good news to those who are orphans.
If Allah subhanho wa Taala has declared that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
will be in Jannah. Together with the one who looks after the often what do you think? Or where do you think he often will be low Akbar? That's a question. If the Hadith is saying to look after the orphan, you're going to be resurrected with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam Where do you think the orphan child is going to be super hanabi Allah Allah Allahu Akbar. Another very important point regarding orphans. When Allah subhanho wa Taala chose the best of creation, he chose an open Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. When Allah subhanho wa Taala decided to give the Koran to someone in Revelation, he chose an open sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. When Allah subhanho wa Taala decided to
elevate someone above all other creatures. He chose an orphan Subhana Allah. This is a direct insult
duration. For all those who might think that to be an orphan, we have less chances in life The reality is you have more luck, if only you understand Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who can at least put our hands over the heads of an orphan because that too is an act of worship, in a loving manner. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect all our widows and orphans and May He grant him all goodness, and may He opened their doors also all their dose of goodness, I mean, so Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of what the kuffar told this man sallallahu alayhi wa sallam waka Lu Lola de la
me they said why didn't Allah reveal this Quran to a powerful men from one of these two cities are Judo now v mon meanwhile Korea chain Why didn't Allah revealed his book to a powerful men from one of these two cities either Macau aka if one of the people we knew why did Allah decide to choose someone who was an orphan child? And Allah says, whom? yakushi Muna, Ramadan big are they the ones who distribute the mercy of their app? They don't do that we give it what is the Rama of Allah. here Allah is referring to the Quran as Rama which means when Allah has given anyone the knowledge of the dean is the mercy of Allah given to that person. Lo Akbar. If you sacrifice to learn Islam and to
learn your religion, you are sacrificing to end the mercy of Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala calls this peran Rama and he also calls the Nabhi Rama May Allah subhana wa Taala grant us the ability to utter the words sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wherever we hear the name of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
So this again, Allah subhanho wa Taala says no person Nabina humare shutter movin hayati dunya, we are the only ones who decide what sustenance they are going to get in this world. Nobody has a say in it, we give whatever we want. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, water fountain, ba ba,
da Raja, we have raised some above others levels for various reasons. And some of these reasons are also made mention of in the verses that we read this evening. And I'd like to actually end
by making mention of what Allah subhanho wa Taala has said in Surah Al jatiya, where Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of a person who takes his own desires as a god besides Allah, which means a person worshipping his own brain. That's exactly what it means. When a person begins to worship His own brain, Allah says, that person will be completely astray. We need to realize Allah since divine revelation in order to guide the brain in order to help each to think correctly. This is why Allah says afara ie Gemini tada Isla, who
have you seen the one who has taken as a God as his own God, His brain, he worships his own brain, his own mind. Well, Allahu Allah,
and Allah has led him astray, with what seems to be knowledge. So he might have snippets of knowledge but he is astray because he is worshipping his own mind. And this is why sometimes you have people who will try and logically explain to you that Allah doesn't exist, that cannot be logic, it cannot be logic and they will tell you look, it's all a coincidence, this is what it is. And the person may be highly educated seemingly, and they are bringing words and they will debate and argue till the turn green, and they will never accept anything besides that Allah says, For my
delay, who is there to guide such people besides Allah? After Allah is nobody nobody can guide such people? We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to help us surrender to the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam remember the solution to my problems and yours is to turn to Allah and the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to follow this Deen as best as we can, and inshallah we will find our problems solving themselves, one after the other, until we meet again. sallallahu wasallam albaraka la Vina Mohammed Subhana Allah Subhana Allah homovanillic shadow Allah Illa illa Anta stouffville Corona to Bulik