Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2010
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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Muhammad Ali Al amin Nabina, Muhammad Allah, Allah, Allah He was happy he would have been a woman to be a son in Eli ahmedinejad. All praise is indeed due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless him and all his companions and to bless every single one of us, and our offspring, those to come up to the day of PM, I mean, honor the rula beloved brothers and sisters and dearest listeners, We are so fortunate to be from amongst the muslimeen there was one man who accepted Islam. And when he was asked, What
is the driving force behind accepting Islam? He said something amazing that some of us probably have never ever thought about carefully. He says the first time my heart told me that this is a correct religion is when I was watching the Salah in Macedonia, mocha Rama and he says there were 2 million people all doing different things. And suddenly, a caller began to call in less than 60 seconds everybody was pin drop silence they knew where to stand. And the moment the Imam said Allahu Akbar, everyone was as though they were already informed what to do. And in 60 seconds, there was dead silence. 2 million people knew what to do. SubhanAllah Have we ever thought that this evening for
example, we would never guess how many people they are here. pin drop silence when the Imam says Allahu Akbar Allah Subhana Allah.
No one knows who is behind them. No one knows how many in front and so on on the size and what is happening. That is the power of the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Imagine in 60 seconds, not even 60 it takes less than 60 seconds to call out the tech bill. And in that time, everybody is silenced. Everybody is in lines. Everybody knows how to stand shoulder to shoulder. People are ready with their hands up facing the Qibla the man says Allahu Akbar, and everybody has commenced Subhana Allah. And then he says and what I was baffled about is this does not happen once a day, not twice a day, but five times a day. So hon Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant His goodness today, if we
had to move 2 million people five times a day from point A to point B, nobody would be able to achieve that besides the miracle of Allah subhanho wa Taala and that is this Deen Subhana Allah. So if we have to ponder over how we find ourselves in the right place at the right moments, may Allah subhanahu wa taala grant that gift to us, and may He use us always to be found at the right place at the right time. So the verses we read this evening are very powerful. If you notice we took a little bit longer they are shorter verses So naturally, a greater number of verses a greater number of stops. And the verses are also very tongue twisting if I can word it that way for those who are not
careful. And it's important for us to listen to every word of the Quran and to try and pronounce it clearly and to listen to it clearly because there is a reward not only for reading every word or every letter should I say but for listening to it as well May Allah subhanho wa Taala accepted from us in Surah mulk which is the first surah we read tonight Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about this point.
He says, a levy hola como de Waal, hyah Talia, Bella komyo Kumar, San Juan, Allah wa who will Azizullah food.
It is Allah who created death and life in order to test you who from amongst you has better deeds, notice he's talking about the quality of the deeds. So in the Sharia, what is First up we have to fulfill what is an obligation we have to fulfill but it is the quality that will make us benefit from what we fulfilled not the quantity thereafter, which means if there is something nothing will also know that we are engaging in without our hearts. Right then we are wasting our time. A person who reads Salah soon I'm talking about a nephele Salah without even knowing what they're doing. What's the point of that Salah, a person who completes so much Quran without even thinking for a
moment what they are doing with no concentration whatsoever. A person who stands in Salah to taraweeh for example, listening, absolutely no concentration. What's the point of all that? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to improvise our acts of worship and to make them more accepted.
By being sincere and by concentrating the quality of the deed is far more important than anything else. And this quality is made up of two main two main aspects. Firstly, every deed must be done solely for the sake of Allah the Creator. No act of worship is allowed to be rendered to anyone but Allah subhanho wa Taala. Secondly, every act of worship must be done according to the manner taught by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. These two laws we know them, and it's law school in law, he will metabo to the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sincerity to Allah and following the path of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and this is why we made mention of a few days
back, a person who wants to be very pious, out of ignorance saying that today I am feeling holy Allah protect us and Allah grant us piety in its true sense. But if a person is ignorant of the method of the Prophet, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam and things that I want to read five records of Salah for the father of law, because I want to add one more for the sake of Allah, I'm very happy I want to thank him, will that Salah be accepted from him? The answer is no, because he has not fulfilled the quality required and that is to follow the example of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us that goodness, there are many other verses
also in Surah mulk. But we will be going through the other sources as well. Obviously the idea is to take home a lesson and to create an impact upon us to the degree that we can change our lives. Remember, we do not have much left of the month of Ramadan. This is why tonight we will take our time here in sha Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala grant is acceptance.
Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the qualities of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the next era. They call him a madman. They called him a poet. They called him after women. They said he's after wealth, they said he's after power. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, nay
Let us praise you. Our own messenger Allah is praising his own messenger. Allah says, We're in luck Allah Allah funaki na vi m u O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the highest level of character and conduct Subhana Allah, your character your conduct your lab is top right at the top. Where are they calling you a magician? They calling you a person who's after women, a person who's after wealth, a person who's after power, a person who's after this and that name, your character and conduct is the best when someone describes a flock as being Aleem. avi means great. Imagine great o'clock, described for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and this is why we all need to
try and get there we will never be able to get there but the mere fact that we want to get there inshallah we will get somewhere there. They say when you aim at the sky, you might get to the clouds. But if you keep on aiming at just a meter above you, then you won't even get to the clouds. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us even a little bit of what he granted Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He had such beautiful character and conduct that Abdullah hypno Salaam, Ravi Allahu anhu, who was a Jewish rabbi. He says, I know from my books, and listen to this, I know from my books that we were waiting for a messenger in yesterday been Madina munawwara, and I knew that he is going to come. And then when there was this big hype of a man who had come in, I decided through the crowd, to tiptoe, and to look at who they were all talking to, and who they were speaking about and who was speaking. And he says, well, LA, he when I saw his face, I knew this is not the face of Allah Subhana Allah, so the lack of an individual show, even on their faces, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant that to
us. And then he says, When I heard the first word, and how beautifully he spoke, I knew that it was the creator talking to me, telling me this is your moment, and I declared the Shahada. What were the words very interestingly, the men writing it is known as Abdullah even who Salam and he says, I heard the messenger as the first words I heard saying, a few 100 of Shu salam wa queremos was we lose our ham was all new bill even Estonian kulu. Janata become be Salam. He says immediately I was a movement in my heart I knew this man is speaking the truth. He says oh people, spread Salam Salam meaning peace and the greeting and all that included, do not spread war
and feed the people which means feed those who are needy as well as your relatives and the others who might not be needy feed food basilone or ham maintain your family ties go out of your way to mend broken
Congratulations. That's a statement. Look how it rhymes was fun. Lubin layli one Estonian and find yourselves in Salah when everybody else is asleep, that Hulu janitor of be combi salam, you will enter the paradise of Europe with great ease with peace. So that is the ingredient he says it was such a powerful statement and I knew that every portion of it was full of meaning Subhan Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the impact the true impact of the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam here we have a non Muslim telling us that when I heard the words I was moved and I changed my life. We hear Hadith after Hadees Hadees. After Hadees we hear verse after verse, we
doesn't even move us one of the reasons is we lack the quality. We lack the sincerity, we need to listen and we need to allow those words to have the impact in our hearts by opening our hearts for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us forgiveness tonight. May He make us from those who can make the correct decisions who can change our lives. As I said the dying moments in fact we won't use the words used by others to say dying moments but the most alive moments of Ramadan we are in them with Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us.
Imagine if the night of alcator a little further was in the beginning of Ramadan what would happen I think a lot of people would probably stop reading Tara we have to the first 10 nights imagine the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala and he kept it within his knowledge for a reason. If he didn't and if he gave it to us, we probably would have mostly come to the masjid only on one night and then disperse. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to understand his gifts upon us. If Ramadan was more than a month we would lose respect of it. And this is why everything is everything is sent down in its measure. Allah knows the prescription. He uses the term cookie by Allah Kumasi
on fasting has been prescribed upon you prescription by a doctor there is a fixed time a fixed dose and a manner of taking it SubhanAllah. The same applies to the month of Ramadan if we want to achieve taqwa there is a method of fasting. There is a timeframe of fasting how to fast the do's and don'ts of fasting and so on. We asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us all the true benefit of this month of Ramadan and to forgive us. So Allah subhanho wa Taala describes the qualities of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Surah to noon. Then he says that those who did not used to make such that when they were called to the prayer in this world, on the day of pm or in the era
when they are called to make a suju to Allah, they won't be able to do it. Why? Allah says what are they can do down Isla sujood eva whom Sally moon when there was nothing wrong with them they were called and invited to make such de to prostrate then they didn't want now when we are calling them look, their backs are straight. their backs are refusing them to go down because that is hypocrisy on that day. So we need to understand the day we will be called to make such that to Allah subhanho wa Taala in his presence. We will only be able to do that if we were from amongst those who engaged in salah and Institute in our lives whilst we were able to do that. May Allah forgive our
shortcomings? May he make us from those who engage in such the Take your time Institute acabo Maya Kunal Abdullah Ravi
the Hadith says the closest you could ever get to Allah is when you are in the condition of prostration if you think for a moment what that
posture is what the position of servitude is what lie it is a hair raising. Imagine putting your head on the ground for someone we won't do it. But for the creator that's the only one we will put our head on the ground for imagine that position. Who are we doing it for? Have we ever thought of it? Why is the institute Why am I doing this? I am doing it for the one who created me who gave me these eyes and ears. This is why Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Institute he made such a big he let the halaqa who was a wha wha
wha hoo be holy. He was what he. He says when he was Institute he made a dua he says My head is prostrate for the one who created it for the one who gave it his eyes for the one who gave it his hearing faculties with his power his supreme power. Allah subhanho wa Taala that is a dua that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to make Institute for us to realize why we are there. Allahu Malika sogetsu Oh Allah it is only for you that I have come down in frustration. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us acceptance for whatever prostration we have engaged in and may He increase or May He grant us increase in the quality of the frustration that we engage in on a daily
Here's why it is prohibited for us to peck on the ground like a bird as though we are doing the creator favor. When yet while law II we are doing ourselves a favor by going down into sujood May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to take our time when it is in servitude and ruku. Also in the verses that I read, or that were read in Salatu tarawih this evening, was the verse right at the end where Allah is describing the hypocrites those who belied the message and the day of tiama Allah says, or either kilala humo karola, Yoko, ye Louis,
causing destruction on this day to those who belied the day. Those who did not believe when they were called to bow down, they refuse to bow down, how many of us hear the call of the caller, and we've heard this so many times and we hear it time and again, the most powerful call Hi.
Come to success. And we find ourselves walking in another direction. May Allah subhanho wa Taala Forgive us, really, Allah subhanho wa Taala make us rush towards this call whenever it is cold. We are fortunate in our homes in these countries, we can still hear the air then there are other places where it is banned. But still they are probably sometimes more regular with their Salah than us. We sometimes we hear the other end and we let some time pass in a manner that we've heard the next time and we haven't yet read that Salah that went by ALLAH forgive our shortcomings.
So these are the verses that Allah subhanho wa Taala is inviting us towards Salah via these are the verses and he tells us in the next episode we'll have which is speaking of the inevitable, the end of time, the day of tiama resurrection. It's definitely coming and Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how that day of Yama will be equivalent to 50,000 years from what we count. We
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the time of the day of piano, if we were to count it with today's time is equivalent to 50,000 years, just one day. And Allah says everything will sort itself out on that day judgment will take place between not only humankind, but all the creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala. One narration says that even the goats even the animals that were fighting, they will be brought forth and justice will be served between them before they are released forever. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all the consciousness of this day. Now in another place in the Quran, we may have heard, Allah says we're in a woman, Rebecca klp Center.
town Dune, Allah says in one day with Allah is equivalent to 1000 years from what you count. So some people think there is a contradiction here. One says 50,001 says 1000 the two verses are speaking about two totally different things. One is speaking about the day of judgment and the other is speaking of the days thereafter, the days in the accurate and so on. So the Day of Judgment is 50,000 years equivalent, and the other days are all equivalent to 1000 years per day. So imagine if we were to meet Allah grant us all entry into Geneva together with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May he make us all meet in paradise. I mean, you know it is important for us to make this do
our because whenever we gather for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioning his name there are angels surrounding us making to our for us seeking forgiveness for us, asking Allah to have mercy on us. So when we make dua collectively like this as we are seated here, asking Allah to forgive us, there is a greater chance for us to be forgiven. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah forgive us.
And it's important we make a dua whenever we have met each other solely for the pleasure of Allah. When you get to know someone only via the deen, you must know that that link is powerful. Whenever you know a person ask yourself, How do I know this person? If you know them solely because of Allah and His message in the deen, you should know that that link is blessed it may Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen our bond.
And then we make it via Allah in the same way you have gathered us here this evening. gather us in the era in Ghana, I mean, so if we were to meet, say 200 billion years after we entered Geneva, and we were to ask each other what time has passed.
We would say well about 200 billion years, and how much is remaining.
Time is a creature of Allah, Allah Subhana, which Allah will bring it and destroy it. So time is irrelevant in the era. Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us an understanding, we always speak about Time, time is a creature, present tense, past tense future tense to Allah is nothing he created time Then he put us in what we know as present tense. This is why in the Quran, he uses the past tense to refer to the future. So behind Allah, Allah is that you will gel the power of Allah in the Arabic language they say, which means to confirm that it says though it has happened already. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding of the power of this book, The Quran, and Allah
subhanho wa Taala thereafter, in this same surah he makes mention of the Muslim the criminal on that day. Today Mashallah we love our family members, our children, our parents, our wives and so on. And the law says the majorem the criminal on that day listen to his condition. Yeah, what doodle mucho de mucho la mia de manera Bo MI, even be Benny, the criminal will come with his own son with his own child say Allah take him but don't punish me. He will want he will wish to do that he will wish to give in compensation his own child so that he is saved while Sahiba T. He and his own wife and his own brothers and all those who are linked to him he would want to give them to say Ayala, not me,
you know rather take these people but me, I don't want and Allah subhanho wa Taala says Nay,
that cannot happen.
Never will Allah subhanho wa Taala punish you one because of the crime of another. There is only one exception, and that is when a person has taught people a crime. They continue getting a sin for anyone who commits that crime thereafter until the day of the AMA. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us May he never make us from those who lay a bad example. And the opposite is correct that when a person lays a good example they continue getting a reward for it until the day of the AMA that Allah subhanho wa Taala assist us and May He grant us the acceptance May he use us to serve this Deen in every way and may He accepted from us. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about new
alayhi salatu salam in Surah new, a powerful Surah Surah named after a messenger who spent more than 1000 years living 950 of them was in the field calling people towards goodness and Allah subhanho wa Taala says our messages they do not call out for destruction at the beginning. No, they wait and this is the same with the Olia Allah, the friends of Allah subhanho wa Taala they will always make dua for guidance of their enemies. They will give a charity on behalf of those who make their lives difficult say Allah This is on behalf of that man who has wronged me Subhana Allah those are the friends of Allah and the messengers never lose hope Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to
make dua for those who harmed him the most listened to one of those to us. He says Allah Houma
is llama be Roman. Oh Allah grant strength to Islam through the acceptance of Islam of either Abu Jamal or Omar, Al Khattab radi Allahu anhu and Allah subhanho wa Taala accepted that, in a short time, Omar Abdullah Allahu anhu came declaring his Shahada, that is also a story that will make us weep will lie, it will make us weep. So we need to make dua for those who harm us. We need to make dua for them give charities on their behalf, do something good. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala goodness know Allah He Salama called his people, he prayed for them. Then 950 years later, he made a dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah I've called my people I told him everything I have seen
generations coming. Yeah, Allah nobody's accepting they giving birth I used to have hope that their children might become better but their children are becoming even worse. Yeah, Allah. So he says in me the out to whom? He says yeah, Allah, I called them Leyland manoharan I call them at night and daytime. I told him to seek forgiveness. And I told them what you told me forgiveness would achieve for them. What did Allah subhanho wa Taala instruct No, Allahu salatu salam to say to his people.
He says I told him he still feels horrible come in who can
seek the forgiveness of Allah for he is most forgiving. Your sin is
as a result of your your seeking forgiveness and him forgiving you He will send you rain from the skies. Some of them have a city enough today have spoken about how the whole economy is connected.
Rain and produce and what happens and so on. So Allah will improve your sustenance for you grant you Baraka in it solely by Eastern power by asking Allah forgiveness daily Allah forgive me I have heard the Allah I'm a criminal I've done this wrong and that wrong Allah forgive me and so on. Allah says I will improve your sustenance Also, sometimes people come and say make do I open my doors while law he we need to ask Allah for forgiveness. He says I will open the doors automatically Subhana Allah
will you be unwell in straights, he says Allah will grant you help the state by engaging in is still far he will give you Well, the word is used immediately or clearly. I'm wanting ymdd
Bernina and he will grant you offspring who will be the coolness of your eyes. Why?
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and he will grant you the gardens, the gardens and he will grant you the rivers obviously of gentleness. So in the dunya as well as the Hara We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive our sins and to make us from those who can constantly repent. And remember the quality of the repentance is what is of essence, not the quantity. So if we sit with a test, we're saying 100 times after every Salah without even knowing what we said we wasted our time. But if we say Aston Villa once with full conviction, believing what we've uttered, knowing what we've said, It is better than those that we had that we read with no concentration at all. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us concentration in
our acts of worship.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the death of noon he says yeah, Allah so I called him I told him everything now, I want you to destroy all of them. Even their offspring, even the little ones Yala. They becoming worse than their own parents are Bella Tata, liminal caffeine at the era of I don't want you to leave even one of them on this earth. And Allah subhanho wa Taala What did he do? He answered the call of Noah new Allah is Salatu was salam, may peace be upon him. He says, Oh no, we will destroy every single one of them. And you know what happened? Now Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from flooding and the floods and may He protects us from the adverse weather
conditions. The weather conditions on the globe are upside down. That is a sign of the AMA as well. When the desert becomes green and the areas which are green become desert, you should know Fiamma is close now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us really the understanding of how fortunate we are to be told all these prophecies in the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. The next year I saw to Jin Wei Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the story of the jinn, we spoke about a story of the jinn a few days back and here Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how those men who want to seek assistance of the jinn will actually be led further astray. What
can I read Jan? meenal Cr o nabire jan m in Elgin faza Morocco, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how there are men from amongst mankind males who seek assistance to achieve whatever they want, whether they think it's good or bad via the jinn. Allah says it does nothing for them besides increasing them in destruction and they are LED further astray. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us.
This is why those who engage in witchcraft, they are not Muslim in they exit the fold of Islam immediately. Mansa Hara hakodesh