Ramadan 2013 – Pearls of Peace – 18 of 27
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Day 18, Thursday- Ramadan 2013 – Mufti Menk, Cape Town, Masjidul Quds
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam
ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Vina woman,
We commence by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala, sending blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household all his companions We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless every single one of them, and to bless every single one of us into grant us every form of goodness. Brothers and sisters in Islam surah two Shara is a surah, which is named after the poet's at the time of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam there were several well known poets, some of them use their poetry in order to say words that were hurtful to Islam and the Muslims, whilst others were using their poetry in order to support Islam and the Muslims and to teach the Muslims
some of their principles or rules and regulations. So Allah subhanho wa Taala has mentioned both of these types of poets, those who will be inshallah earning a reward through their poetry, and those who earn a sin through their lyrics. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us and grant us goodness May we be from amongst those who use our words in a way that it will earn the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala so that we can earn Jana, brothers and sisters, they could be one word that we utter, that if Allah loves, he might grant us entry into paradise through and he may decide not to look at anything else. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a good word, at least on our tongues and may He
bless us all.
There is something interesting that we notice in the surah Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention in many places of the Quran, the story of the Prophet Moses musala, his salatu wa salam. In fact, his mentioned and his story takes up the most Speight, a mentioned in the most places in the Parana in comparison to any other of the previous prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala, or their stories. One thing very interesting is, and I'm sure you would know, the magicians, It is reported that there were 1000s, if not 10s, of 1000s, and perhaps even beyond the finger was huge, of the number of magicians that came in order to engage in magic, in order to fight musalla is Salatu was Salam. In
order to combat what he came with. They thought it was magic. So they said, Let's come all of us we all have our stones and sticks, or should I say ropes and sticks, and we will throw them and everyone will think that these are serpents are snakes, and it will look similar to that of musala is Salatu was Salam did we are masters. So they came the morning of the day. And they looked at Iran. And obviously they were very happy because the leader, the leader called them, he used to call himself them. And what happened is, they asked him Look, if we win here, because we know we are going to win, won't we be from amongst those who earn something he said, Don't worry, you will learn
a lot and I will make you some of my closest people, you know that those who are my companions or the close cronies, the top notch of them, may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us the closest to Muhammad Sallallahu sallam.
So they were happy. They were excited. They came fourth. Imagine they were mushrikeen they used to worship Iran. They actually said be defeated.
By the power of Iran we are we are throwing this masala Hassan was saying by the power of Allah. And they were saying by the power of Iran, so they were the biggest machine x of the time. Listen very carefully. Biggest machine x of the time. They came in the morning. In the morning they came declaring their faith to fit around. And then they threw their sticks and their ropes and Moosa laden happened to put down his own stick, and it ate up everything they made and whatever they had disappeared, gone. Where was it? Immediately these top magicians who knew everything about magic, they fell prostrate.
They dropped to the gun with the heads right on the gun.
They were not shy to declare that we believe in the Lord of the words, because we used to say I am the Lord of the worlds they made it clear to say the Lord of the worlds The one who is the Lord of Moses and Aaron May peace be upon both of them.
They had automatic and immediate peace in the heart, by what by one such that one prostration, not more one, and tells them immediately and this is mentioned verse number 49 era and so many other places in the Quran, he says, I warn you, Who told you to believe in what he came with before I gave you permission. So he threatened them. La Casa
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I am going to cut your hands and your legs crossed, so the right hand with the left leg or vice versa, in order to make sure that you will not be able to move on the end and I will crucify all of you.
Do you know what they answered him? Imagine one minute ago, one minute before that. They were worshipping Him. And one minute after that they said, law by law in
collarbone No problem, do what you want. We're going to return to our true law. You do what you want, we're going to return to our true law. Law. And they continue to say you can do whatever you want in this world. We have to die either at your hands or we will die anyway after that. And we are not going to return to you we're going to return to the one who made us It took them one minute one such that my brothers and sisters one prostration. And they were according to some of the narrations. They were executed the same day.
So in the morning, they came fresh with their sheep. And in the afternoon they died martyrs confirmed Paradise by Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Imagine the type of peace they had they were ready. Immediately. They said we're not worried. Do you know the meaning of the term law by no problem? Nothing, no harm, do what you want.
The question I had for myself and your brothers and sisters. These people were forgiven by Allah for one such that they engaged in
earn the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala Shouldn't we be hopeful of the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala we engage in so many frustrations for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala so had hoped in his mercy by the will of Allah He will forgive us. We also need to be strong, and we need to worship Allah alone and make sure that we don't wish like the pharaohs of today. Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and may grant us peace and goodness, look at the peace and comfort they had. They had so much peace and this was almost instantaneous where Allah wants to guide people remember, Allah subhanho wa Taala is the owner of guidance. May He guide us all.
Then the belief of musala in salatu salam as an OB and the power of it was such that when the army chased the people of Musa alayhis salam later on sometime later, some years later,
and they got to the sea, and they look in front of them was the sea and behind them was the army of Pharaoh, the Pharaoh. So what did the people of Musa alayhis salam said when we saw him? Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of it in verse number 61 of Sumatra, Shara phylum
when the two armies saw each other, the people were Mousavi. Salatu was salam, his company his companions, they said now we are caught.
Now we are caught.
The immediate and spontaneous response of musala is Salatu was Salam. O Allah, Allah, Allah beside me. He said never never ever with me is my heart. He will guide me. So Pinilla do we feel the closeness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Brothers and sisters, do we have the conviction that when we are in a mess or a problem, where it seems like there is no way out, we cry and weep to Allah hoping with total conviction that he is the one who will solve my problem. How many of us have had problems where we thought there is no solution, and suddenly a solution comes into our lives? How many of us have been in situations where we felt it's the end of the road and suddenly the road opens? Who
opened the road? Allahu Akbar, Allah and Allah alone, remember that do not forget that. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us conviction, be convinced call out to Him, nothing can ever nothing is ever impossible for Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala then makes mention of another messenger beautiful prophet known as honey Rola. melas peace and blessings be upon him Ibrahim, the father of the prophets to come after him. Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of some qualities and the reason why I mentioned these when we listen
To them, when we understand them when we believe in them, we achieve automatic peace. So he was a young man. He's telling his people, I believe in my maker, the qualities of my maker as follows a loving
God, the one who created me and so he shall guide me first number 78 of the same surah while me who are you Tony Mooney was the the one who is the owner of my food and my drink, he shall fill my belly and quench my thirst. He is the owner, I don't depend on you.
And he continues to say, what do I mean when I am sick? The cure is in his hands. He is the one who kills me. Look at the conviction, young man, Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. He says, What do you mean to me?
he the one who is going to cause me to die, and then he will resurrect me thereafter. And powerfully look at what he says.
the one whom I have absolute and complete hope that he will forgive my sin on the Day of Judgment.
Don't we have How can I tell you, I have no option but to have hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah subhanahu wa taala bless us and have mercy on us. And then he continues and he says Oh Allah, keep my name good in the people to come after me keep it memorable. And you know, up to today in Salah, we make it to alpha Himalayan salatu salam to this day, how many of us are there on the globe? 2 billion plus imagine five times a day if we are good Muslims, may Allah grant us goodness we are making do Alfa Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam amazing and he is the one who said Oh Allah give me a good memory in those that are to follow because Allah subhanho wa Taala knows that
he sacrificed so much for Allah and Allah kept that in a way that up to this day, we engage in hajj and umrah and we engage in so many other actions that are actually rooted from the Sunnah of Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us and grant us goodness so much so that we have a feast commemorating the great sacrifice known as Eagle of how Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all and may He bless together with us all the MBR of Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah resurrect us with them and grant us goodness through His mercy. Perhaps we don't deserve it but the mercy of Allah Nothing is impossible when we look at it. I mean, so brothers and sisters, look at
what he says he says, Oh Allah wa tacchini Yama don't embarrass me the day you resurrect me. Don't embarrass me Allah.
Do not embarrass me the day you resurrect me Allah on that day, when no wealth and no children will be of any use or any benefit not at all. Besides He who has a sound heart. What is a sound heart, a clean heart, free of all sickness and ailment. Free of association of partnership with Allah subhanho wa Taala that is a sound heart. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a sound heart I mean.
So this is part and parcel of what was said by Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. And it's important for us to learn that the conviction that these messengers had, even if we have a fraction of it, inshallah, we will have so much hope life will be made so easy brothers and sisters, Allah subhanho wa Taala definitely, we are going to return to Him definitely, without a doubt, some young age, some slightly older, some very old age, but there is nobody who can say You know what? To look for 150 years in our midst, I don't know of anyone to be honest with you, who has lived for 150 years in our history in our generations. Perhaps we might have heard of 114 but maybe maybe maximum a little bit
more than that not more.
But the average age is between 60 and 70 How old are you ask yourself a few more days to go May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us the day we go No need to be frightened about it but to be concerned about it there is a big difference between the two Are you frightened about to die Are you concerned about it you prepare for it and you have hope in Allah? So let's be concerned we prepared we are hoping a lot like we say splash your page with is still far all over every few sentences that are written on your page as COVID Allah forgive me A while later Allah forgive me.
Forgive me one. Good news for the one upon whose page lots of is the virus flashed upon. That's the wording I'm using May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness.
Then we have sort of two numbers and I want to just draw one point from suatu number and number six
About the ends or the end, right, that end which was so concerned for the rest of the ends. That is the Muslims have to have similar concern we would not be facing the challenges we are facing today on the globe as
one end, was so concerned about the rest that when he saw the Prophet Solomon May peace be upon him, come with his entire army. Do you know what the end said? It make of the ends saying Oh, and you'd better go back into your homes because you don't want to lay man and his army just trampling over you. And Allah had bestowed upon a man Allah is Salatu was salam, the ability to comprehend, understand and communicate with other creatures of Allah, including the end. So he heard what the end said. And he smiled. He smiled at it in a way that he was like laughing. He was so happy that Allah had bestowed upon him that which Allah had not bestowed upon anybody know Allah subhanho wa
Taala does goodness Allahu Akbar. It's like Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, In
katakana, you certainly know Allah. He says, I know a stone in Makkah that used to greet me even before I was a prophet. It used to say As salam o Allah,
that was Mohammed salatu salam is miracle where he was greeted even by the stones on the rocks.
So sulaimani salam had the ability from Allah to speak to the end so when he understood it, he thank Allah Do you know how he learned this dua and we make it by the will of Allah we will have a lot of peace and conflict and we will be from amongst those who Allah will have gone much much more.
Brothers and sisters it is raining outside and beautiful hard solid rain as you can hear. This is the time of the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala spend a moment asking us forgiveness. Well law one of the times of acceptance of the law is when the rain is falling, especially when it is beautiful rain yeah Allah forgive us, grant us mercy and goodness and make us from amongst those who enter Paradise without reckoning Yeah, Allah, Allah grant us the love and Yala help those suffering across the globe and never make us from amongst those who fight each other and kill each other when we are sharing the Shahada.
So brothers and sisters should a man and a Salaam Allah says in verse number 19,
Tony ha He smiled because of the statement of that particular end and you know what he says? What Allah be B, knee He said, Oh my god, me the ability grant me the ability to do what and as qurani matter, the ability to be thankful upon your gifts that you have granted me. So give me the ability to be thankful. He He's obviously very thankful through his deeds, but he's saying Allah grant me the ability to be completely thankful for your gift upon me. And I score on
that which you have blessed me with, and my parents with you must remember Sulaiman was the son of David May peace be upon him. He, when he used to engage in test be Subhana Allah, the birds and the mountains and the trees used to engage in test be in chorus with him.
That's what Allah says in the Quran. Imagine what type of a man he must have been. When he says to have an
entire creation. He's saying that with him. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us as well. So that would was the father. Suleiman was the son. You know, one day young boy told me how do I remember who was the father and who was the son I told him very simple son. You know D is for dad that would and as a man for son, he was the son of luck. So that's quite easy to remember Masha Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us and grant us EC the little youngsters they smiling Mashallah Allah bless us and open our doors and grant us good children as well and protect the children of the oma and use them to spread the Didi May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from the drugs and the alcohol and
the gambling in the casinos and the oldest sin that is out there. May Allah protect our offspring And grant them purity. I mean, so Allah subhanho wa Taala says, he said, call me the ability to be thankful to you for the favors you've done to me and to my parents. mythicality and
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grant me the ability to do good deeds that you shall be pleased with deeds that will please you or allow me the ability to do that. We all need to not rely solely on our energies, make dua to Allah, He will grant us the acceptance he will open our doors, no matter how lazy you are, continue making your art with conviction and work towards it. Even if you went one inch towards it will open your doors. You know why? Because Allah says my attorney and she attained to hawala, whoever comes to me walking, I come to him rushing when it comes to me, a hand span. I come to
An entire foot. So Allah comes to us faster and quicker than we can ever come to him. The minute we try one inch will lie he will come open the doors, they will be flung open completely and yet we only try it. This is why we always say do not underestimate the mercy of Allah. He loves every one of us. And if you try even a little inch when the doors were open, you need dedication and conviction. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all, and may He make us feel His mercy and may He make us feel his happiness upon us. I mean,
so Allah subhanho wa Taala says, The last part of that wonderful nature of Metacafe, badda Sahni, and grant me entry into the circle of the pious people, those who are worshipers of yours who are pious made me from amongst those who are good, who are righteous. May Allah grant us all righteousness, and May Allah bless us. This was the man who spoke to that end, after which the entire surah is named, and numbered May and May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us. Then we move on to the next tour Alka sauce, I'll pass us the stories of Musa alayhis salam in this surah the most detail is mentioned of the story of the Prophet Moses May peace be upon him. And I'd like to mention
a few points of peace that we derive from the surah. One is you know, the mother of Musa alayhis salaam gave birth. And when she gave birth, that was the year that the Pharaoh was executing the children of Israel. So she had to hide the child and she was worried her peace in her heart would have not been there had it not been for Allah to inspire her, we will look after this child, we will make him a messenger and at the same time, we will ensure that we return him to you, we are instructing you, if you fear in your heart, just lay him in the river.
We will take it so Allah says we granted her that goodness she was a piece and she placed the child when she was a little bit concerned as we had instructed her. So Allah says after that first number 13 of Sudoku puzzles beautiful, Allah says, For Adana,
We return him thereafter to his mother in order in order for the coolness of her eyes, in order for her to achieve the coolness of her eyes. And in order for her to know that our promise to her was indeed the truth. But many people do not know when Allah promises you and I will lie the promises the truth, if Allah could return a child,
if Allah could return the child back to his mother, after promising the mother that we will return the child and the situation or the scenario would be such that me and you would have thought this is impossible. Remember for Allah Nothing is impossible if he did that he can do anything for any one of us. This is why at the end of the same surah Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam telling him in Theravada
indeed the one who has revealed upon you is going to return you to Makkah One day, he was returned to Makkah victory of Mecca, Allahu Akbar, and one of the meanings is he will give you the paradise May Allah grant us or paradise with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Allah promised to return Moosa to his mother may peace be upon them, and he did it and a lot promise to return Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam to Makkah and he did it and Allah promises us all paradise, he will do it, Allahu Akbar, Allah granted to us.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of something now that is important for every one of us. We are either working or we have employed someone. Some of us might be sitting still looking for a job. May Allah make it easy for you
never fall into a category where you're neither working nor have you employed people, no, are you looking for a job and you're just sitting and wasting time? or not do that to us? May we be from amongst those really, who work hard.
So Allah says that Musa alayhis salam got to a place known as madeon. And he noticed that there were a lot of people with their flocks of sheep. They were trying to give water to the sheep. And he noticed to young women, with their sheep, quite a lot of sheep. And they were not going forward because there were a lot of men. They asked he asked them, What is it with you? Why are you not going to give water to your sheep? And they responded, you know why?
They are all these men when they all go away, and then we will get a moment to actually do it. So he offered help with utmost respect,
Total dignity. He says, Look, let me assist and he was in the body of Allah He was a powerful man, you know the secret or the the description of the Prophet Musa a Salah. He was huge, he was big, he was not so fair in complexion, but he had a nice big beard, Mashallah. And he was a strong man, imagine he gave one fist to this man and the man was gone. May Allah protect us? May Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us from amongst those who bounced around, because we are not newbies of Allah who have been instructed to box people, may Allah protect us.
So remember this, Allahu Akbar, he took hold of all those sheep and in no time, they were granted the water and they went back home. When they went back home, the father says, Hey, what happened? So they explained the story, they gave it to him. They said there was a man, this is what happened. And he said, Go and call him. Imagine how sharp this father is. How many of us can think for our daughters quicker than they can themselves? Today, it's the other way around. Your daughter comes to you and says that I found someone.
Before that you as a father supposed to say you know what? Really, we found someone Great. So when he heard about it, he heard from the girls themselves. Sometimes you might hear from your daughter something about someone. Well, look at what happened here. He immediately got up he says Go and call the man. He was an old man. And so when they called him, he heard the story and he understood this man is righteous. He is honest. He is hardworking. Look at what one of the daughters because now she is a Salam according to the narrations because the Prophet alayhi salam, he was not old. He could not take the sheep on his own. It was going to be a permanent job for the girls. So they realize
there is a man here who's powerful and Mashallah he did such a brilliant job. He has utmost respect is so trustworthy. It's important that his gaze did not fall on them. In fact, he kept on looking down and even when he spoke to them, It is reported that so much dignity they were impressed Mashallah, obviously he was doing it for the sake of Allah. But obviously people notice Allah subhanho wa Taala grant His goodness today, you come to the masjid five times a day you notice the lads in the masjid Mashallah you see them greet them Mashallah. One might just be a husband to your daughter, or to your system, perhaps or to your divorced mother?
Yes, we have to say today we have a stigma in society where people look at those divorced and they think this is no go area. You know, they tell you hey, how old are you, man? You know what, I've got a son for you.
And then you end up telling them your age and everything and then after a while they find out you were divorced. I say no, sorry, man. We just we will go for someone else. Allahu Akbar, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam instructed us is not only by statement but by his own actions where he looked out for those who are divorced who said that they are people or they are women who are doomed or men who I don't know if anything, they have more experience, luck. Allah subhanho wa Taala. Bless us, you know, they say Once bitten, twice shy. Allah subhanho wa Taala. Protect us really, my brothers and sisters, let's open our minds and hearts. Look out for your sisters for your mother's
sometimes if they are divorced, sometimes for your daughters, and for your close relatives will lie. Do not be shy to suggest something if it is based on the deen. So look at what this man does. This is a pillar of peace. Because we don't have peace in our homes. We couldn't be bothered about our sisters and mothers and our daughters and anyone else. And we just think you know what I'm living my own life. Dad is having an affair, and others are having affairs. And that's it. So what happens there comes a time when daughter's also having an affair. This is the sad condition and reality. Let's learn a lesson. This is why we don't have peace on the globe. Because we don't know why to
marry who to marry. And nobody's helping one another. You are a man you're supposed to get out. And you're supposed to be helping the women who are under your authority. You make it easy for them to get married. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us and open our doors. So this man says he heard his daughter and this is verse number 26 call it the human
Java Tell me, one of the daughters said, Oh my father, why don't you employ him? The best person you could ever employ is one who is hardworking and honest, one who is strong and he's honest. pause there for a moment. Brothers and sisters. If you have these two qualities, you are hardworking and honest, you will go very far in life. If you lack one of the two, you will not go anyway. If you are a very honest person, but 11 o'clock you're sleeping. You're not going to go far. Believe me. If you're very honest but you you only get
At night, you're not going to really go very far in life. If you're honest and you can get up early in the morning and sweat all day will love you will go very far in life in the dunya.
Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us both these qualities, whenever you're looking for someone for your own workplace look for these two qualities.
These were the qualities of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam that were noticed by
the law and therefore as a result, she proposed to marry someone 15 years younger. And against all odds, he accepted the proposal they were married.
We are those who say no to Bella that he was a womanizer. In the peak of his age, he married someone who was 15 years older, and he lived with her for so many years and he had all these children to her.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala
when he married the others, he was well over 50 May Allah subhanho wa Taala, grandma's goodness may open our doors of understanding.
So listen to what Allah subhanho wa Taala says here, we've made mention of these two qualities and the importance of them. So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that the men when he heard this, not only did he offer a job to massage a salon, but he says, in the UI.
How about getting married to one of these two daughters of mine? I'd like you to marry one of these two daughters of mine. come work for me for a few years. No problem. You don't have anything you can work for me for eight years. From this, we learn a lot, a lot, a lot. And I'm going to press a red button today. So please excuse me. today. Sometimes the young man might not be that wealthy. So the woman or the girl's family is very wealthy. People look at it as an insult to be looked after by your father in law. What's wrong here it is the Prophet nosa who Allah subhanho wa Taala spoke to was looked after by his father in law for 10 years. For 10 years. Did anyone insulting Did that make
him lose his status? So where are we the culture of ours drags us to the ground. And people look at us there is a stigma attached to a young man who lives with his in laws. So what Mashallah hamdulillah no problem. May Allah bless us, and may He make the parents of the girls who are wealthy, open their minds. So if your son in law needs looking after look after him, if your work is not going to go into your own progeny, where is it going to go?
As it is, she will inherit from you when you die? Why don't you use it during the lifetime at least you get a good name and reputation. They will say that never a cent but when he died we got 3 million Masha. Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us really it's a stigma. So look at this man. He went out to propose this is another stigma. People say no a girl must sit at home relax, wait, wait for the ceiling to open in your groom to pop down from the Mashallah and he'll have a white horse in Mashallah the stallion will come on ladies dreams, my brothers and sisters dreams, that white horse I think none of us have had it at one.
So remember, there is no harm in the girls side asking for the marriage from the boys no harm Not at all. Not in fact, the prophets of Allah there are several examples that we can give you. And even the Sahaba of the olana including Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Stein.
Today they consider it an insert. This is the cultural shackles that we have. We need to break loose of them in order to achieve peace brothers and sisters LOOK OUT AND By the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala make dua to Allah be active. Remember when you want something, do our together withdraw you need to act. If you just make do I'd say Allah grant me this grant me that Allah says I will grant you but you play a role that we have granted you the ability to play violin or play. Now open our doors and kindness goodness, we've already clocked 34 minutes so inshallah we will talk about it again inshallah tomorrow by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala we say your sallallahu wasallam
Subhana Allah Subhana Allah,
Allah Allah Allah