Ramadan 2013 – Pearls of Peace – 9 of 27
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Day 9, Ramadan 2013 – Mufti Menk, Cape Town, Masjidul Quds
Salam aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Muhammad amin al amin Nabina Habibi, nawapa Tina m Amina Mohammed bin Abdullah. He was a big man.
All praise is due to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household all his companions May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them and bless every single one of us, and grant us all every form of goodness, may Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors, and May He grant us forgiveness in this beautiful month of Ramadan. Beloved brothers and sisters in Islam,
we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us lesson from this beautiful book that he has revealed to us and for us, you will notice a lot of repetition in the Quran.
Which means the reminder for Salah for example, the reminder for prayer or for charities for Zika and so on, does not just appear once in the Quran, but rather it appears many times and this is because as believers we need reminders like Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Why that kill
me and remind for him deep reminding will benefit the true believers. So myself and yourselves, whenever things are repeated, we actually feel good about it and we learn a thing or two never be upset when someone repeats something many times now Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us. We are blessed with so many gifts of Allah. If we would like these gifts of Allah subhanho wa Taala to remain and we are steadfast we should remain steadfast, like we've said in the past, a sign of the happiness of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah is the condition of the heart, that contentment together with the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala if you are obeying Allah and you are a person who is content,
it means your Eman is solid. It means that you are a person who really is a true believer in Allah subhanho wa Taala you have understood why you are in this world and where you are heading. May Allah make us from amongst those. So Allah says when we have granted you gifts as a nation or as people, we will never take the gifts away from a people unless they change their ways and weaken them after they were strong. So the plan is as follows. We hear this verse number 53 of surah, Allah we Allah subhana wa Allah says,
Allah has decreed that he will not take away the gifts of Allah upon a people unless and until they have changed their own ways, and they have abandoned the rule or the law of Allah subhanho wa Taala then they deserve that those gifts be taken away. That having been said, sometimes Allah tests us a test is different from a punishment. And as we've explained so many times, it's all got to do with the condition of the heart at that particular time. So one who has lost all his wealth, if he still continued still saying and hamdulillah he's the man is strong, and it is a test from Allah subhanho wa Taala. But one who has lost something and becomes depressed and cannot go beyond that and begins
to question Allah and becomes a person who is far away from Allah. In that case, it may well be a punishment, may Allah subhanho wa Taala not do that to us.
Then one of the methods that Allah has shown us to achieve goodness and peace, in its real form is whenever we have a misunderstanding with people, in fact, here the verse is speaking about the enemies, when the enemy who is at war with you is inclining towards peace in the real sense, then you two should inclined towards the peace and then you lay your trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala Imagine if this is about a real enemy. What about between us? May Allah grant us goodness, when someone is inclining towards peace, it is the sign of a good believer to make that peace. When someone is asking you for forgiveness. It is a sign of a good believer to forgive that person. Yes,
if they commit something once, twice, three times, four times, you may want to deal with it slightly differently. You have the right not to forgive but a person who constantly forgives those who wronged them is definitely on a higher level. Definitely on a higher level. they achieve much peace. And I want to tell you one very important factor. Brothers and sisters when we have discrepancies and disputes amongst one another
What law e if we are not to forgive, and we are to hold it, it becomes a burden that can crack our shoulders it can break our backs while law II when you have a dispute with someone and you can truly say, I forgive you, let's carry on. It is a release from your own captivity. That's what it is. You feel so good about it. That feeling will not be able to be described, but it is felt by the one who has experienced it. So learn to let go learn to forgive, even though it is your right not to forgive. If you forgive, you might find it be so beneficial for yourself. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us benefit sometimes when we hold things claiming it's my right to hope in actual fact
it is greater detriment to ourselves and our own health. May Allah subhanahu wa taala help us so Allah says in verse number 61, regarding the enemy,
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kelada ma in semi Alani, when they are inclining towards peace, and they want to make peace with you, then you too should inclined towards that peace and lay your trust in Allah. For Indeed Allah is all here in all knowing and if they want to cheat you when in the next verse, Allah says, We're at a cafe.
If they are trying to deceive you through that particular inclination towards peace, than you need to know Allah is sufficient for you, he will look after you he will protect you. Amazing. May Allah protect us all. Then Allah makes mention of something important and the reason why we say this, each one of us should never underestimate the power of law and supplication. Allah subhanho wa Taala can do anything, nothing is impossible for him. Repeat what you want and repeat it again and again. And do not be shy to repeat it a million times. If you have conviction, a day will come you get it as you want it by the will of Allah He wills that nothing is impossible. You know, Muhammad Sallallahu
Sallam made a powerful
with us when someone harms us in a small way brothers and sisters or even amongst us as Muslims, someone did something maybe that was not so you know, according to the belief of Islam, what we do now not destroy him Melhem break his bones, may he suffer loss, maybe have this maybe see May he be fixed by Allah these are the types of our we make because we we want to fix this man and so that one out and do this and do that. So we are making to our for the destruction of him and he's making the do after the destruction of us. So we have nowhere but look at Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, the biggest enemies of Islam to people who were there. Abu Jamal, you know Abu Jamal, his name was a
sham. He was a dirty man. He inflicted bodily harm on Mohammed salatu salam and Omar Omar who was really a man who was powerful he did not want to hear the name of Islam or Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and he intended to go out and kill Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. But on the other hand here is gonna be the one who was sent on.
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Except as a mercy for all the worlds for all kinds for all creatures. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us from that mercy.
He says Allahumma is Islamophobia habanero marine. Oh Allah, I asked you to grant strength to Islam by one of these two enemies who are strong people. Let them accept Islam, soften their hearts, let one of them come through so that at least Muslims can be strengthened. Imagine the type of
imagined the doula look at the heart. Look at Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam his example for us. He's saying Oh Allah, you soften the hearts bring forth one of these two, and no sooner did he make the drop within a short moment comes.
He enters the room. He sees the Sahaba they look at him. They see a bit of blood stain on him and he says yeah Rasool Allah that's how he addressed Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, these people are ready, waiting to say if this man intends any harm, we can swipe him. And he says in the shadow Allah ilaha illallah wa
I bear witness there is none worthy of worship besides Allah. And I bear witness that you are the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It was over. He was suffering. He was completely to the level where he became so powerful that Mohammed salatu salam says, If Amara Malhotra the Allahu anhu treads on a galley or an alley
A fan will never trade the same galley or any
always on another one shape on imagine the devil knows this man. Allahu Akbar, may Allah grant us some strength at least love. You know a point comes to my mind they say the devils are tied up in Ramadan. So all the evil that is happening either it is the devil in us or the little devils are temporary with us or perhaps the devil has wound us before Ramadan in a way that we keep tacking on. We are unwound completely 30 days down the line and he finds us exactly where he wanted us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us remember, in Ramadan you need to soften up you are showing your true colors. This is who you are May Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless us. So Allah says verse number
63 of Surah Coronavirus
what Allah subhanaw taala obey Him. It is a law it is a law who brought together their hearts, the hearts of those who are your enemies and those who are enemies of one another who brought together their heart It is Allah Allah is all powerful Almighty
If you had to spend the whole world of materialism in order to try and bring these hearts together, you would not have succeeded but Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who brought the hearts together indeed he is all powerful, all wise, may Allah bring our hearts together. So we need to constantly make dua Do not underestimate the power of the softening of the hearts of those whom you might not see eye to eye will continue making the drop. A day will come when everything will be as though it never had happened. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us and grant us goodness the next Surah Surah two Toba, we noticed no Bismillah Ar Rahman Rahim at the beginning of it. If you notice we read it
last night without a Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim at the beginning of it, and it is a continuation of the previous Torah. And in it, the punishment and the Wrath of Allah is mentioned against the kuffar and against the enemies of Islam. So Allah subhanho wa Taala has chosen not to have the words in the name of Allah, most forgiving, Most Merciful at the beginning of that surah. So we are to say every surah of the Quran starts with the words in the Name of Allah, the most forgiving, Most Merciful, besides one, and that is Surah Toba May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us and May He grant us from his mercy. So Allah says in that surah regarding the hypocrites, sometimes you see
people who are evil, evil people, but they are very wealthy, they've got lots of children, they are happy sitting, you know, sitting so comfortable in this world. Allah says, Don't let that impression if they are evil, all this that they have in terms of wealth and children will actually be the means of their destruction. Listen to what Allah says this is why we've said in the past when you have it's not a sign allies happy with you when you don't have it's not a sign allies upset with you. But you need to know whether you are adopting Allah command or not. Sometimes you find like I say evil people but they are sitting so comfortable. Allah says in the Quran, so then there is no peace, we
will wait for a while and then the same things we have given them we will use those items in order to destroy them. Ultimately, imagine you have so many children as they grow up, you're so happy and when they grow up the same children are a means of your punishment and your depression and your suicidal feeling. May Allah protect us they say there is nothing more hurtful to an individual than a child of his or hers who actually goes astray. Nothing hurts a person more than when their own child remains and turns away from what is correct and from the path and actually is against them themselves. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless our children and our offspring, and may He make us
children who will be the means of the coolness of our parents eyes.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says visible 55 of Sudoku Toba fella
dounia What does fusuma home coffee Oh, do not become impressed by the amount of wealth they have and by their children. Indeed, Allah would like to use both of those in order to punish them in this dunya with those two items, and so that when they souls are actually removed, they would be from amongst those who are disbelievers. May Allah protect us to make our wealth a means of coolness and comfort, and may He make it a means of entry into paradise. This is why my brothers and sisters
Be generous with your wealth that Allah has provided you be charitable, be charitable. The Hadith says ma sama, lumen sadaqa. No wealth has ever depleted through a charity. In fact, it has only grown We will see a few verses in Sharla. later on this evening, Allah subhanho wa Taala then makes mention of how serious it is to joke about Allah to joke about the Messenger of Allah to joke about the sounds of the verses of Allah do not joke about the verses of the Quran, do not joke about the pious about those things connected to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because if we are to do that, it will result in us being punished in this world and the next. Do you know at the time of Muhammad
Sallallahu sallam, the hypocrites began to say, Oh, these people are greedy. They only want the spoils of war and so on. They started uttering statements like these. And what happened? They were asked, they are talking about Sahaba. They are talking about Mohammed salatu salam and his companions. And these were hypocrites elements who uttered bad words, they were asked, Why did you say these words Allah had revealed verses to Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam exposing these statements, so he called them and he said, Why did you say this? They said, Oh, we were only joking. We were only joking. And then the verses were reviewed.
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come with number 65 and 66 of Soraka Toba, Allah says, Are you joking about Allah and His messenger and Allah signs? Nay, do not present your excuses. You have indeed entered the fold of disbelief after you are believers.
May Allah protect us? Never joke about the verses of Allah. You know, sometimes we get messages on our phones and so on. We don't realize they are joking about heaven. They are joking about hell. These are signs of Allah they are joking about versus the Quran. This is something serious, they are joking about angels. These are some serious matters, delete the message or send the person back a message to say brother read this verse of the Quran. And there you are 65 of surah October now Allah subhanho wa Taala protector sometimes unknowingly, we could result in our Deen could result in the snatching away of our own peace, because we have joked about something dear to Allah, something too
respectful, something respectable, and we are joking about it. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us and grant us goodness. So Allah subhanho wa Taala also makes mention of how serious it is to joke and mock
at those who are pious, those who are good, those who are trying to earn the pleasure of Allah, don't ever laugh at them. If you laugh at them, Allah will create a day when you shall be laughed x. Allahu Akbar, listen to what happened at the time of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he made an announcement sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that we have a battle. And we are collecting whatever you can bring. So some people brought us. So the hypocrites was sitting on the side. And when people bring a lot of wealth, they used to pay not each other and they say he's showing off. So that's a problem. And when someone brings very little they not each other and say Allah doesn't need that. So
then who is right? When you bring a lot, they have a comment. When you do little, they have a comment. Allah says those are hypocrites. So Allah says never ever there was a man who did not have anything. So he worked all night. The following morning, he achieved the measurement of dates, he came back and gave half to Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and he kept half.
What amount of wealth of his was that 50% of whatever he owned, he gave it a percentage wise, it's 50% it might have been half a little back half a measurement. And then they were hypocrites nudging each other and saying, in Allah Allah.
Allah doesn't need this measurement of this particular man, why is he acting like a big deal coming with a small amount
could be the two hands that someone put in that box out there that has resulted in the blessedness the work that we are doing, and maybe the other 1000s of rands might have then been accepted because of the little dude and that was in there. May Allah protect us. Don't underestimate the value of a small amount. Sometimes we do not allow people to contribute a small amount, but Allah subhanho wa Taala knows perhaps that wealth is purer than those big amounts that have come in.
To open our doors brothers and sisters. Once again, be generous with your wealth, even if it means 50 cents at a time, but be generous. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors may grant us goodness Allah
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Kaduna minim saphira. No more than any wish number 79 of Sudoku Toba. Those who criticize the contributors from amongst the believers who do not find
To give besides a little bit of their own effort, and they have given it people who are scoffing at them, Allah says, Allah subhanho wa Taala will create a situation where they shall be scoffed at Sachi Allahu Allah will create a mockery out of them as well. And for them shall be a severe punishment. We don't want to laugh at people you don't know who's a friend of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Today we laugh at people, we joke about them and so on. May Allah forgive myself and yourselves, we don't want to earn the Wrath of Allah subhanho wa Taala then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how serious it is to promise something to Allah, and then not fulfill the promise.
Sometimes people make a do.
What do they say? Yeah, Allah, this business of mine, if it excels, I will give 10% of it away for you. So Mashallah, you started with 20,000 rands 10% was 2000 rounds. And Allah says, Okay, we're going to do that to you. end of two years time. 20 million rands Whoa, how much do you have to give you start scratching your head?
You know what? I it's quite a big amount. What should I do now?
So Allah says, we know we gave it to you as a test. We did not need your wealth. You are the one who promised now fulfill it. If you don't listen to what Allah Subhana Allah says, may Allah protect us Allah He verses with crying my brothers and sisters, verse number 75 of the same Surah Surah Tauba. Allah says, woman home man, La Hoya in
Milano, Sadiq Khan, Alana coonan, Amina Saudi, they are some people some of the people they could they say that they promise a law that if you are to give us something we will definitely give from it or we will become pious Some people say yeah, life I pass my exam. I'm never gonna miss a Salah again. You pass your exam and you don't get up for the next morning. It's happening. We are just trying to Allah with me one things and then we promise him things will lie. Do you know what Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam says? another lie? behave? What do you mean?
When you promise Allah things it cannot bring about goodness, in fact, it is extracting a deed or two from a stingy person. You know what that means? When you promise a law that if my child is cured, I will read for a cut of Salah Allah says you know what was better than that? To say Allah I've read for a cuts of Salah to my child, why t de la like a little baby who you give a sweet and say, if you come here I give you a sweet stone villa. Allah says, a person who is stingy to obey us. A person who is finding it difficult to actually engage in acts of worship is now made to engage in acts of worship. through something he is promising us yet we don't need those acts of worship. Allah
says keep you active. Imagine someone called you and you're a big businessman and he says, Come to my shop. I'll give you five brands. You love it. What five brands? Keep in mind, I've got 50,000 brands, Ally's higher than all those examples. Imagine you telling Allah, Allah if you kill my child, I will read one Quran Allah says Get away. There are others who read 100 crowns and they don't even ask me that. You see. So this is why the ibeacon Sahih al Bukhari makes it loud and clear to say, when you promise the alarm you must deliver. But do not promise for things like this rather do the act of worship and show that you want to wish a lot will open your doors without even you
asking. That's the proper way. So there are two things we are talking about here. One is what the proper way is, if you want to follow it and the other is if you have promised Allah, then you better make sure you fulfill it. Because if you don't, Allah says
O'Meara Kona, Allah subhanho wa Taala has followed such people up with hypocrisy in their hearts. So it gets into their hearts because then they promised Allah and they didn't fulfill it. They are now hypocrites, they can do that to anyone and if you have cheated your maker, you will cheat anybody else may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and grant us ease and goodness.
Then, as we mentioned, the benefit of being charitable. Two things are mentioned in this verse, verse number 103, of the same surah Allah subhanho wa Taala tells Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam to take the charities and he says COVID min unworldly him sada
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take from their wealth, from their wealth, the charities,
in order that those charities will purify them and their wealth Zakah in actual fact, in the linguistic meaning, it means to purify, to cleanse and it also means to grow.
So when you give you actually sowing a seed, it will grow in so many ways. Some people have a million rounds in no time it's finished. Some have 5000 rounds, two months later, they still have 4500 Allah, may Allah make us from the latter and not from the former. I mean, my brothers and sisters so Allah subhanho wa Taala says, take from the wealth, that which will result in their purification and the growth of their wealth and pray for them for indeed your prayer will result in that come in their comfort and in their Allah says second love them, it will be a means of their comfort, their peace, there is no law granted to us. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of the
level of the companions. You see today. We have people with long tongues, they want to sway everyone. So you find when you say Abubakar, they don't say
when you say Mama, they don't say oh the Allahu Allah. May Allah is pleasure be be upon all of them. When we hear the name of Muhammad, we would be doing injustice if we did not say something Allahu alayhi wa sallam, really, we are engaging in a sin if we do not say sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May peace be upon him when we hear the name Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And when we hear the names of the companions, it is only befitting for their status that we say, Allah with each one of their names. If a female of the Allahu Allah May Allah be pleased with them for all of them. So Allah says, verse number 100, October,
Allah says, The first in faith, those who accepted Islam in the early days from amongst the muhajir in those who migrated and the unsolved those who are the helpers and those who followed them with goodness, Allah says, Allah is pleased with them, they are pleased with Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and Allah has prepared for them paradise look at the level the status of the Sahaba
and who was the best from amongst them?
Who was the best from amongst the Sahaba the highest status undisputed
I would like to hear the name my brothers and sisters
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the most honored and respected in the highest in status to clip this earth after the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala was Abu Bakr Siddiq radi Allahu Allah.
Abdullah habaneros Man, that was his name. His name was Abdullah
and his father Abu hanifa was known as men. So his name is Abdullah Abner as one of the greatest of men to trip the earth after the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala and we know him as Abu Bakar Allah, may Allah bless them and bless all of us. This is why very importantly, you would like these, make sure your companions are good, your company is good. Allah says beautiful verse 119 of the same surah
Allah wa Kuma saw dt, O you who believe be conscious of Allah and be with those who are truthful, which means keep yourself in good company be with those who are truthful. So you will also be known as a truthful person and you will be truthful. When you are with good people you learn goodness, when you are evil people you learn bad. So in a nutshell, if you would like peace and goodness and you'd like to develop correctly, make sure your company is correct. Do not be shy to delete part of your company if it is having a bad effect to impact on you. Because if you want to follow this verse, which is full of peace and it results in you achieving the calmness of your own heart, inner
and outer, then you need to follow what Allah has said by staying away from bad company and engaging or or having only company that will be beneficial for you. Then we have a powerful verse, very powerful. You see today from amongst us, not everyone is a scholar of Islam. Not everyone is a lawyer, not everyone is a doctor, not everyone is an accountant. We are all different. Do you agree? Every one of us totally different.
You might have a few who share one particular for example profession. We need every single one of you everyone to not underestimate the value of the baker or for example, the plumber or the doctor or an accountant for example or an IT expert Subhan Allah, IT expert is not a person who says I am it No, no, no. It is
It is a person who knows Information Technology perhaps computers and so on today when you say I am it they think oh I'm it No, No, No you're not. If you think you eat then you have no profession. Allah subhanho wa Taala grandest goodness. So where do we get this from? Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us and this is a beautiful verse number 122 of Soraka Toba, a cannon
fan you know when there is a battle not all the believers should all be going at one particular time let some of them remain in order to learn the deal in order to diversify so that they can then warm those who come back to them with the teachings of the dean from this we learn some would engage in that some would engage in this some would engage in something else so as an ala we become independent, something powerful, something powerful. So you have a baker you have a big supermarket all muslimeen and you enjoy dealing with the Muslims today. Do you know the sad reality and I'm going to end on this note inshallah. Brothers when I say I'm going to end on this note. It's not
because I want you to start getting up and walk out to get your car out of the place quickly. No, it's just so that you know that now we head into the end inshallah.
So, let me inform you of something interesting. today. Sadly, very sadly, we have degenerated to the degree that people prefer dealing with non Muslims because they find them more honest. People prefer to work for non Muslims because they pay better people prefer really relation with non Muslim because they happen to be upright. So Can't we change that we are an oma, let's become people that everyone wants to work for us. There was a time with our fathers and grandfathers that it was like that. Do you know that? They were so trusted people only wanted to work for Muslim because they were honest. They gave them good time they treated them well. They help them they spoke to them, they
respected them. They paint them well, they did not overburden them they were everything was Mashallah flowing today. It's the other way around our own workers in the homes, we swear them, we overburden them, we underpaid them we don't pay them, we abuse them and everything happening and we are Muslims and we say la ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah they see us leading salah and then they see us after the Salah swear in big words to them and abusing them so they relate the two together those who prostrate on the ground to someone known as Allah, they are the ones who swear us and underpay us and undercut us imagine as ambassadors of Islam we are destroying the image of Islam
yet it is the Muslim to blame not Islam
This is why my brothers and sisters we can change this it's not difficult Let's become honest Let's become upright let's not rip people off let's not be abusive next pay properly you pay someone give them a 10 rent increase tonight Allahu Akbar is a little bit low believe
equivalent to one US dollar perhaps you might want to increase it a little bit more than that. Don't come to me and say okay, you told us now give us the cash. Hi brothers and sisters Let's enjoy this life in a way that we adopt the commands of Allah we live a happy life people are happy with us when we die they say Allah grantee Brahma I'm missing this man. Yeah, Allah grant him
alive man something I became a Muslim because this man was so good to me. Sometimes when we die, people are only there to say this man went eight years too late. He could have just died eight years before now Why did you delay so badly? May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us May we not be from amongst those who have who are giving our Deen a bad reputation let's be honest and upright, we meet again inshallah, tomorrow by the will of Allah wa Salatu was Salam. ala nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah subhana wa salam, O Allah, Allah