Ramadan 2013 – Pearls of Peace – 22 of 27
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Day 22, Ramadan 2013 – Mufti Menk, Cape Town, Masjidul Quds
Salam aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam
ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sahbihi momento Biondi accenting Elijah Medina.
We always commenced by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala sending complete blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household all his companions May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them all in May he bless every single one of us, and grant us every form of goodness. Beloved brothers and sisters in life, sometimes we may hear words that hurt us. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam heard words that hurt him as well, where people did not understand and realize that he was in fact, the best of creation being sent in order to remove mankind and Jim Curran from darkness to light, and yet they treated him badly. And yet they began to say things
about him that were very hurtful. Allah subhanho wa Taala addresses this in many places in the Quran. And Allah subhanho wa Taala asks Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to read the stories of the messengers who was sent before him, in order that he may achieve comfort by reading their stories. The message we have any one of us who has any form of a problem, if we go into the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and read his car or study his biggest blessing in life and look at the turmoil that he has been through and how he dealt with it, and how much at peace he was, and how desperate he was to get the message across. And if we learn what type of suffering he went
through as the best of creation, by the will of Allah, we will achieve a lot of comfort and peace.
The same applies if we were to read the stories of the previous messengers, we will see how much they suffer, yet they were the chosen ones Allah subhanho wa Taala with us we are nowhere near those in rank, nowhere near them in any way whatsoever. Why then do we think we are not prone to going through errors or going through difficulties and issues in our lives? May Allah subhanho wa Taala make make it easy for us and may make us from those who can learn a lesson so Allah subhanho wa Taala tells Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam verse number 617 of surah Saad
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and do that which they are uttering Be patient regarding that which they are saying. And remember, a great worshipper of ours by the name of
the one who was powerful Indeed, he was asked, turning to us a word but a beautiful name, which means one who is often turning to Allah often turning to Allah subhanho wa Taala. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from the Sabine from those who continue turning to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. And Allah is Salatu was Salam mentioned is made up of several incidents that occurred in his life. One of them is when he fell prostrate to Allah subhanho wa Taala seeking Allah is forgiveness, because something happened, what happened? This is mentioned in Surah Tsar, it is a lesson for all of us. Sometimes, you know, a person comes to us with a story and tells us that, you know, that
person has oppressed me, and that person stole my wealth. And that person did this and that person did that. And we immediately say, that person was wrong. They deserve to be penalized, they should be punished what they did to you was very bad. But we have not yet listened to the other side of the story. So that is a problem. We could be really being headed headed in the wrong direction altogether. Exactly. This happened to the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam, a man came to him and said, You know, I want you to judge between us, myself and my brother. We are in partnership in business. This is something very interesting. Brothers, I think there is perhaps a cable here that
is disturbing us. So he says this is my brother.
He says this is my brother we have in partnership 199 or he's in one his mind and now he is telling me that even that one day can I get it somehow? You know, he was claiming the one. So Tao Allah is Salam said he shouldn't be claiming that one. And then he uttered a beautiful powerful statement saying, and this is something that we all should learn from what McAfee
he says, indeed, many of those who are in partnership would like to consume what their partners own, except those who believe and do good deeds, so Panama, this is something powerful and amazing. So what this would mean is, when we are in partnership brothers and sisters, it is very important to write things down. Did you know that a partnership is not the ideal system, it is a permissible system, that is if for example, it is required, otherwise, it is best to abstain from partnership, the best, the most wise of the lat, the most successful of the lot of those who are not in partnership, when we engage in partnership, sometimes one may want to eat the other. So this is why
if for some reason, we have had to go into a partnership, make sure you have gone into partnership with someone who has a big heart and they are honest, and make sure you've written everything down and you do need to have a very big heart. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala, bless us brothers, have literally taken up arms against one another, just because this man used to steal so much according to me, may Allah protect us. And according to him, he was justified and it belongs to him. This is why partnerships best avoid them. This verse says the only exception those who believe in Allah and do good deeds with them, the partnership won't be a bad idea. My brothers and sisters, I discourage
you very strongly from engaging in partnerships. If you have them. Try your best to have your own thing even if it is smaller, because what law Do you rather have love and earn less than to create huge issues the man whom you earned a lot of money with tomorrow? You don't talk to him? You don't want to see him is enemy number one. Why? Just because you had a problem with 10 20,000 rounds of dollars, perhaps a million or two May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us Baraka in our sometimes this happens with brothers and this is why even with your father, if you are in partnership, write things down, make sure everything is clear. The Senate you have taken people should know the same he has
taken everyone should know they should be clarity. But that would be a salon. he uttered the statement that you know what this man should not be claiming this one chief of yours. And after he said it immediately he realized his mistake. What was his mistake, he did not listen to the other side of the story. And he issued a ruling whether the ruling was right or wrong is not made mention of but the mere fact that he immediately understood that this was a test of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And I was wrong. Because no matter what I did not give the other party a chance to clarify. From this we learned a very big lesson, Allahu Akbar. The lesson is brothers and sisters, we are not
qualified to judge until we listen carefully to both sides and we are unbiased. If we are biased, we are not qualified to judge not at all. And if we are not biased, and it really requires our judgment, make sure that we listen to both sides of the story. The problem today, we judge people without being required or requested to judge. It has nothing to do with us. And we've already painted the woman with a different paintbrush, or the brother or anyone else. And we have already been judgmental. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us protection, like we say, when there is a dispute without listening to the other side, if you were to issue a ruling, you are wrong, unless
you make it clear that look according to what you are saying the primary findings seem to be according to what you are saying this, but I still have to listen to what the other party has to say. and thereafter the judgment might turn completely and flipped so many times we are called to a betrayed by a party. And after we listen to the other side, we find that the ruling is in favor of the other side and the party comes to us but shares are involved you Why did you take his side? That is justice my brothers and sisters, if you involve the person, it does not mean he's going to take your side if he is just he will side with what is right, whether it is in your favor or not. Now
Allah bless us so this is something very important that we've learned. Verse number 24 of surah sod We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant our strength and goodness and we've learned a lot about partnership and dealings as well.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of one of the prime reasons of revealing the Quran. Do you know why the Quran was revealed? If I may ask people might say it was revealed as a book of guidance that is also a correct answer. It was revealed for this reason for you know for Shiva, Yes, that is correct. It was revealed as the word of Allah. Yes, correct. In sort of sod, verse number 29. Allah makes mention of the reasons
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this blessed book that we have revealed to you, oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he's in order that it's versus be deeply pondered over. How many of us have done that very few. Well, it was not a joke very few. Allah says we sent it down so that it's verses can not only be looked at in the translation looked at but be deeply pounded over Leon duck bow TV for them to deeply ponder over its verses. That's why we sent our word. And on top of that, when he attacked cara, for it to be a reminder or a warning for those with sound, intellect, we have a sound mind you need to know Allah is the owner of knowledge. He knows everything he made us, He created us if we think we are know it
alls. We actually are not because there is one who made us who knows it all.
Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to understand his knowledge and the fact that ours is nothing compared to his no not. In one verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
Allah says and we have given you we have not given you knowledge, except very literally a little droplet, the head of a billion worth of knowledge, that's what we have. And yet we think you know what, I know everything you know, Allah does not exist. Some people say, look, there's no God, you know, and so on. And you try and think, amazing this brother here, he's brain so panela Mellotron, does goodness, we don't even want to comment about it. But Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Nay, you need to understand when we reveal the verses, ponder very deeply over them, brothers and sisters, I call on you to pick up the translation of the Quran. Like I said, the other day, there are many
translations. The translation is only an attempt of man to explain what he believes is the explanation of the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala is the Arabic many translations the one that I found with the simplest language is one known as Sahih. International. That's what it's known as I found it to be the easiest to understand the language is so simple, it's like what I'm speaking now something that we can very easily understand. So if you were to look it up Sahih International, you will find it is a very, very simple explanation of the Quran. It is my duty and yours and you are going to be asked and so will I did you try to understand
my word, we sent down the book and we wrote in the book that the reason why we reveal the book was for you to ponder deeply over his verses. You didn't do that for 17 years and you spread the rumor, to say it's haram to read the translation. People spread rumors, opposite to what Allah is saying here. You know, the Quran was sent to people who are unelected, they could not read or write they understood it perfectly well, Mashallah with us we can read and write. So if we do not understand part of it, yes, there will be verses that need explanation. But the warning is do not arrive at your own conclusions. That's the only warning when the question arises in your mind. You need to ask
those with knowledge those who you are assured of their credentials you ask them Look, my brother I read this verse chest and I don't understand I read the meaning of it. While law he let us create this environment where we can ask each other or we can ask the scholars and let 2050 people come and ask the scholars I read this list, please can you explain it to me so parallel you will find those in your mix ready to explain it to you but the fact that you are asking the question already shows you are pondering deeply over the verses of Allah subhanho wa Taala This is something amazing and a lot of us are guilty. We are old now we are almost close to our grace, we've never tried to
understand the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala yet when we wanted to become the accountant or the doctor we studied 200 books, each one was bigger than the piano and we had an examination for each one and we passed Mashallah with as flying colors you know every detail about you know, all the other fields Mashallah but come to Allah and his color which is going to take us by the will of Allah into the coolness of our grades, we haven't even made an effort.
May Allah bless us. So this is Allah subhanho wa Taala kita.
bless us. I've already translated that verse number 29.
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Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us who are the best of people? Who are the worshipers of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. Allah says give good news to a certain category of people. give good news to a certain category of my worshipers. Let's see what he says. Verse number 17, and 18 are sort of Zuma. Allah says fabae Shin Abadi good good news to my worshipers, which worshipers of mine Aladdin is Tommy una cola fire Tabby owner Oksana, those who listen to speech, those who listen to what is being said, but only follow the best of what was said.
Why is this being said? Brothers and sisters, the messengers of Allah were protected from error, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam whatever he was from Allah subhanho wa Taala straight and it was a revelation it was it the part of the art of asuna Salalah alayhi wa sallam undeniable, inspired by Allah.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala has kept him perfect. But with us Maliki bin Anis Rahim Allah, the Imam of the of dar and hegira of Madina, munawwara he looked at the grave of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam pointed at it and he says, Mommy, I didn't
mean calamity. In LA Sahaja.
He says, There is nobody from amongst us, except that you take some of what they say. And you must reject some of what they say, besides the one lying resting in this blesser grave.
So whatever I say, I might make a mistake or two, it doesn't mean you discount me in totality, but you discount the errors. And if the same applies to you, if you were meant to be discounted because of one mistake you've made today, all of us would be disappointed because who can put up their hands who's never made a mistake? Not one of us. Now you are. So this is what Allah says, give good news to my worshippers whom they listen to what is being said. You listen to this, you listen to that. You've had the talks, the speech, you've heard what there was to say, but what do you follow? You follow the best from it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us blessedness May he make us from those
who can distinguish between right and wrong? May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us. And this is why when he says those who listened to the best they follow, meaning they listened to everything but they follow the best. He says here in verse number 23 of the same surah Allah
Tasha. It is a man who revealed the best speech, the best book.
Look, one verse He tells you follow that which is the best. And after that, he says, look, we review the best. What does that mean? That means this for our is a blessing for us that Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding. Allah says, indeed it is Allah who has sent down the best of speech. A book
where in its verses are quite similar. You know, you hear so many verses that sound quite similar. The messages are diverse. And it is repeated so much. The verses are repeated, even in recitation, Allahu Akbar, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, not only are they similar, but they are read often often repeated. And then he says the schemes of those who fear Allah sugar. They get goosebumps when they hear the versus
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Those who have some form of fear of Allah, their skins developed goosebumps when they hear the verses of Allah being recycled. Does it ever happen to us? I'm sure it does. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness. Then he says, Those who believe those who are humble those who fear Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, some methylene blue.
Then their skins and their hearts relax, soften up
towards the remembrance of Allah. Once you hear this, it gives you goosebumps when you have goosebumps your skin is tightened. And once the verse is over Subhanallah your skin is relaxed and your heart becomes relaxed towards the members of Allah subhanho wa Taala I'm sure every one of us bears witness to this miracle of the Quran. Allah subhanho wa Taala makers from those really who can develop goosebumps when we hear the Quran being recited and explained, and we feel that it's directed exactly to us. That's the miracle of the Quran is if you are to sit and read it and understand it.
It will seem like it is directed to you. Your problem is dealt in it. Every time someone talks about it, you're going to think, Hey, does this man know what happened to me? But he doesn't need to know knows and he knew it. And this is why he's covered absolutely everything. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us, and may He make us from amongst those whose hearts can be softened towards his remembrance. I mean,
then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us something interesting regarding sleep today when we go to sleep Mashallah you know, people take it for granted. You just perhaps throw your clothing outside get into your PJs and before you know it you know you're in your bed you complaining about the pillow perhaps you're complaining about the blanket, and you know you're doing this and doing that next thing you know, you're snoring, then your wife is complaining.
And then what happens because you don't believe it. She records it The following morning when she says what was this and you say this was the plane going to college and you say no, it was us snoring.
Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us and grant us ease and goodness. That's about how we look at sleep, we enjoy it we relax. While ah his sleep is a great name and gift of Allah. And Allah says, Do you know we take your soul when you are asleep? We take your soul. If death is written for you in your sleep, we keep that soul so you die. And if death is not written soon as someone wakes you up we send that as soon as you wake up, we send the soul back and you out again.
This is the explanation in the Quran. Allah subhanho wa Taala says this in verse number 42 of Swords Zuma, if you read it, you get a shock. It means sleep is a small date a certain type of extraction of the soul how Allah knows best he didn't give us details, but medicine cannot explain it. That's one thing I can guarantee. It cannot explain it fully might come up with a little bit here and there but never fully they won't tell you how you dream and what happens its own perhaps just ideas and suggestions but guaranteed answer no Subhana Allah This is alas gift Allah says they won't know. Amazing. So Allah says that verse number 42 Allahu
ala mattina. It is Allah who takes the souls away at the time of the depth of what takes them away. When Latina female Rania, it takes the souls away of those who have not died once they are asleep.
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He keeps the soles of those boom dead has been written in their sleep, and the others, he sends them back for a fixed portion of time. This is the power of Allah. This is why before you sleep and this is the point I want to raise, we want peace in the US and I don't mean sort your mete out between you and Allah before you rest at night. Before you close your eyes. ask Allah for forgiveness say Allah in the NFC follow the law. This was the drought of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam if you take my soul away forgive it before he said he said this drop in Sector FC from federal law if you have taken my soul away in my sleep, then forgive it we're in our center ha ha ha ha ha but if we can let
him and if you are going to send my soul back then protected with the same protection that you protect your righteous slaves by what the powerful God so we should be making this draft before we sleep. That Oh Allah I'm going to sleep if you take my soul away, forgive it Yama and I have no option but to have open your mercy Yeah, Illa Allah Allah, look at us here. We are sitting with so much love solely for the sake of Allah, Allah grant us from Your mercy. So my brothers and sisters never ever become oblivious of the fact that before you sleep deeply make peace with Allah ask forgiveness, even if it is one sentence, but make that peace with Allah subhanho wa Taala you never
know it might be the last time that you agree to close your eyes.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us and grant us a lesson from this powerful verse. So if we are at peace with Allah, by the will of Allah when we enter the grave, we will be at utmost peace. And from this we also learn one of the easiest debts you see debt has a lot of pains what is known as Sakura, one of the easiest Sakura when a person dies in their sleep, the sakurada fight lights, they are made quite easy, because the soul is already extracted to a certain extent. And after that it's gone completely May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us decades to do my brothers and sisters and maybe resurrect us in the same to do law. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us. Then Allah says
Allah for Allah, Allah subhanaw taala Mattila one of the most beautiful verses which have in them, perhaps the most hope, than any other verse in the entire Quran, verse number 5354 55, of suwa azumah. Allah says, save tell them over Hamad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, my worshipers who have transgressed against themselves, never lose. Hope.
Ever in the mercy of Allah, He will forgive all your sins For indeed he is most forgiving, Most Merciful.
What a powerful verse.
Allah is telling us, no matter what you've done, come, come we ready, we take you back.
Imagine today, we disown our own children because of one or two things they've done to protect us and resolve the matters.
This the mercy of Allah is far more than any suckling mother could ever have on that particular baby of hers. Far more.
Do you see that a suckling mum would throw that child into Hellfire? The answer is no. The Sahaba Lohan who were then told, well, Allah is much more merciful upon every one of us than that mother could ever be upon that child.
My brothers and sisters, that is Allah, I have no option but going back to him, No, do you know who you
are going to be whether you like it or not have vote in his mercy, but remember, he says this number 5455.
You better turn back and you better surrender to Him before the punishment overtakes you and then there will be no how you won't be assisted. And then he says, What who Oksana
follow the goodness that has been revealed to you by Allah subhanho wa Taala before the punishment overtakes you unawares, suddenly, once you don't even know you don't even realize and then the punishment has come. People say, I'll repent, I'm still a bit young. You know, Mashallah, where are you going to repent? Allah says, we give you a bit of a chance we spoke about it yesterday. Remember, let us repent before our chances are depleted. May Allah grant us goodness. And then verse number 71 of the same Surah Surah Kazuma. Allah speaks of two groups of people Azuma means the groups, the groups that will be going into Hellfire, and the groups that will be going into paradise
and Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of how they are going to go in. I'm sure we would be able to pick up the Quran translation this evening and see it, it's very easily understood, and it's very touchy. May Allah bless us. The point I want to raise is, as the people of Hellfire who are doomed, he snatched away everything they had is gone. As they are entering Hellfire, doomed forever. The angels will ask them a simple question. That is the question we have to learn from.
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Didn't they recite the verses of Allah to you? Well, you
didn't warn you that there's going to be a day that's going to come where people are going to be either this way or that way. Why don't you walk and these people who are heading in that direction will say indeed we were born, but they would be doomed. They did not take heed. They took it lightly. Not seriously. They did not even inch forward towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. Brothers and sisters, we will not be from amongst those by the will of Allah we refuse to enter Hellfire by the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And what do we need to do each closer to Allah? Ideally, we should be embracing whatever Allah has revealed. If due to some weakness, we are slow, let us always move
in the right direction. Don't ever go back on your achievements. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness in Surah coffee which is the next surah Allah started by making mention of gopher and he is the one who forgives the sense. Amazing. He says in that surah that when those who engage in is still far engaging is still fine. You see when I am saying, Allah, Allah, Allah, forgive me. Do you know the angels are making do out for me? And for the believers? Allah says
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the angels, a certain category of angels, they declare the prayers of Allah and they believe in Allah and they are engaging constantly in seeking forgiveness on behalf of those who believe.
What do they say?
your knowledge and your mercy encompasses absolutely everything.
So yeah, Allah forgive those who are seeking
When I say Oh ALLAH forgive me the angel saying Allah forgive him.
Amazing. When you say Allah forgive me, they are Angel saying Allah forgive him. Amazing. And this is what Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying, and they continue, they say
the angels are telling Allah subhanho wa Taala calling out to him.
grant him the paradise that you have promised them, Oh Allah, they are asking you for giving us Yama grant in the paradise we have promised them. Let them be joined by their parents and their spouses and their offspring. Amazing. The angels are saying let these people be joined by their family members. People asked Will I see my family members? The answer is yes.
Those who are qualified from amongst the parents and the spouses and the children why qualified they need to have similar qualities. They also need to ask for forgiveness. They also need to believe in Allah, they also need to be trying as best as they can. That is when they qualify as well. So Panama May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease and goodness, then you know what they say these angels continue asking for so many things on a daily basis. What
this means two things Oh Allah save them from committing sin or from doing evil. That's one meaning. The other meaning is or law save them from the consequences of their evil deeds. Now that you have forgiven them they are asking for your forgiveness. Yeah, Allah save them from the consequences of their evil deeds. From this we learn so many things. One is the mercy of Allah do is the fact that the angels pray for us. If we are seeking forgiveness, the angels pray for us. Let's seek forgiveness. Allahumma inaka. Who want to hit Bulava for one, that's a powerful glad to be made in these last days of Ramadan. Oh Allah, you are forgiving, you love to forgive, so forgive us. And
another point we learn also, and this is extremely, extremely important. Allah subhanho wa Taala is drawing our attention to the fact that when we have evil deeds, sometimes those evil deeds result in an effect that will make us do other deeds or think in the wrong direction, because we are being affected by the consequences of our evil deeds. So firstly, Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam used to sit with his companions and then he used to say, even having surey and fusina, one in sejati and Marina, Oh Allah, we seek your protection protect us from the evil of all the evil consequences of our own deeds. Allahu Akbar, the evil of our own deeds and the consequences of the bad deeds that we've
done, which means sometimes, obviously, this you are set by Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam but it is for us not for him. He had no deeds that were less than perfect with us. Remember one thing if we engage in sin, sometimes decision making will become wrong. We start thinking through the mind of the devil because the angels walk away. Those who are meant to be guiding us walk away. Those who are meant to be inspiring us are gone because we are full of the devil. We only think in that direction. So we have no pure thinking, then you wonder why did I make the wrong decisions? You know why? Because you are not on the right page with your own makeup. You are on the page with the devil. So the devil
inspired you how to think this is why we should always tell Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah Do not let the consequences of our evil deeds overtake us and affect us negatively. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us, grant us ease and goodness open our doors. Before we leave. Some of my brothers have asked me that, you know, why don't you shake everybody's hand?
So they say no, you know,
it's got nothing to do with arrogance. It's got nothing to do with anything. Sometimes it's to do with the time and also human being but more than that, I want to share with you something this evening and that is my brothers and sisters, rather than shaking the hand of the one who delivered the message. Let the message have shaken you.
Until we meet again was Allahu wa salam O Allah Allah, Allah Subhana Allah Subhana Allah, Masha Allah, Allah Allah