Ramadan 2016 – Save Yourself Series – 11
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Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2016
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Ramadan 1437H 2016 from Bosmont Masjid in Johannesburg, South Africa, Episode 11
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim In the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala Most Gracious, Most Merciful Alhamdulillah All praise is indeed due to Allah subhanho wa Taala wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah He was happy here Jemaine we send complete blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household, all of them without exception. And all his companions May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them all without exception. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every one of us and our offspring without exception, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all safety from the punishment of hellfire. My brothers and sisters, you and I know as
believers, we definitely believe that when we pass away, we will be questioned by Allah subhanho wa Taala every one of us. And a quick way of having a good answer or making a poor answer correct is from now to seek forgiveness. So even if you've done something bad, you know, you will have to talk about it, you know that it's going to have to be a question on the Day of Judgment. So how do you correct it and rectify it? You say, oh, Allah, forgive me, Oh Allah, I've done wrong, forgive me. If that happens, Allah accepts that repentance and he deletes the sin. And actually when you arrive on the Day of Judgment, it may not even be mentioned, according to some of the narrations. It is made
to be forgotten completely. If you were genuine, sincere, you changed your ways and habits thereafter, may Allah strengthen us and may He saved us from hellfire. On that Day of Judgment, Allah subhanho wa Taala will cause the resurrection of all that he wants to cause the resurrection of mankind in particular, Allah subhanho wa Taala will definitely bring them forth and begin questioning. And on that day, like I made mention yesterday and the previous day, Allah subhanho wa Taala will be very, very angry at those who are associated partners with him. He says any other sin, I'll see about it, I can forgive if I want.
But when it comes to association of partnership with me, I don't want to forgive that that will make him very angry. He mentioned in verse number 22, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about equals number 22 of Soto Nam, Allah says, Wyoming, Jeremy.
And on that day when we resurrect all of them together,
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then we will ask those who have associated partners with me, where are those partners whom you claimed? were my partners in worship? Where are they?
And the response will come because obviously, nobody's going to see anything, meaning nobody's going to appear, no one can appear. It's Allah. He's saying, okay, you said, I had partners, you said that they were people or they were things or whatever it was, you believed as a deity, together with me or besides me. I want to ask you where they bring them. They will be dead silence. Nobody will come forth, nothing will happen. But Allah subhanho wa Taala says, from
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That will be the answer. When Allah says Where are those partners you used to associate? They will say what law he read did not associate partners with you. And Allah says, Okay.
can we have a look at how they have lied against themselves? How can you lie in front of Allah. If there is a sin that you've committed, there is no option but to admit it to Allah subhanho wa Taala you cannot lie to Allah, I might be able to lie to you because you didn't see me. But for Allah, you cannot say that, Oh, I didn't do this. You stand a better chance of being forgiven if you admit that you are wrong. There is another generation where there will be a man who has committed so much sin from the east to the west. Every file is filled with sin and he has 99 files filled with sin.
And Allah will ask him, Do you deny any of this he will say no, Allahu Akbar. Oh Allah, you are my Lord. I don't deny any of this.
And thereafter, a statement will be released.
He had uttered in the form of a card where it will be written, you know, the Shahada, La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah he had uttered that once in his life genuinely, sincerely, and it is reported that will fall out of one of the files. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will ask the angels to take that card. This Hadith is correct and authentic. It's known as Hadith will be the Hadith of the card.
And Allah will say, put all those 99 files on the scale, the left side because they are bad deeds, and this one card, put it on the right side. And voila, he my brothers and sisters when that card goes on the right side tips, the scale, as small as it is, and as big as those files are. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us through the blessed lips of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that that statement is more powerful than anything that this person has committed. But remember schilke We won't tolerate May Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen us, you know there is another verse, verse number 94, of the same surah
where Allah subhanho wa Taala vividly describes the Day of Judgment. Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
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Subhana Allah the description here is in past tense as Allah subhanho wa Taala says because it's as good as done and when they will be or when you will have come to us alone, singularly as we created you in the beginning, so when you come to Allah for questioning, you will be alone one person, you come forth alone. Allah says for Radha singularly, or manna Rama come sofa.
Come, in fact, Allah says, What?
And you have left behind everything that we had bestowed upon you. You left it behind your back, your father, your mother, your spouse, your children, your parents, your relatives, your wealth, your all your property, everything left, who is there, you and Allah. And Allah says, We don't see those who you used to associate as partners, those you used to claim were schufa those you used to claim what intercede is on the be on your behalf here with us. We don't find them here. They are not here. We don't see them. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Where are they man or America, those people whom you believed would intercede on your behalf? The ones you claimed we don't find them
here. But my brothers and sisters, we do believe that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam will have the power of intercession on the Day of Judgment. This is why we say when you say Muhammad Rasul Allah, you need to be serious about it. So Allahu alayhi wa sallam, we believe he is the messenger, we definitely are aiming for that intercession. May Allah subhanho wa Taala granted to us, so that Allah told us, but yeah, Allah is referring to claims that people make this one will intercede that one will live to see for example, some people believe in sticks and stones and various other creatures of Allah this will intercede, be careful. If Allah did not reveal that, remember, throw it
out because it will result in us being thrown into destruction. And we need to save ourselves. So you will only be able to save yourself if you are conscious of that day, at all times. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says about Hellfire, verse number 27 of sorts Allah, Allah says, while otah Ibuki
you see the oppressors, the wrongdoers the disbelievers and the likes, when they will be standing on or before Hellfire about to be thrown in and they are standing now on the edge and they will say a statement. What is the statement Allah subhanho wa Taala says Falco
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Bina on acuna. Amina Mini, how we wish we could have another chance we could go back. So we would not belie the verses of Allah that were recited to us and we could become believers so that we don't need to be thrown into hellfire. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, what a great loss. It's too late. We are fortunate the Verses are recited to us. They affect us. Every one of you I'm sure when you hear the Quran being recited, something happens. It has to happen because you're a believer. And you know, this is the Quran. This is the truth.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to understand this message and to take heed. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Those who don't believe in the meeting with Allah, they are at a loss. Verse number 31. Brother Hassan Latina can be Nico in,
indeed at a loss of those who have disbelieved in the meeting with Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah says, had
follow up on a fee. When the hour comes to them, suddenly, they will definitely regret regarding what they used to do in the past. So, remember, my brothers and sisters, those who don't believe in the hereafter? And there are many who claim there is no God, they claim that there is no hereafter etc. When they are now aging when they become a bit old, when they are sick. When they start coughing and sneezing and the bones begin to ache, and they start thinking, I promise you it crosses their minds. I wonder what's going to happen after I die. So even if they claim they don't believe they actually would confirm we don't really know exactly what will happen. And we are telling you
listen, we have convincing evidence that there is a meeting with the one who made you in the first place. Here it is, it's enough. And it's not just the Muslims who believe this, all the Semitic face, all those heavenly scriptures, they have the same message. That look there will be a hereafter so Han Allah so Allah says when the hour comes and the hour refers to two things, generally, one is your death. And secondly, the great our meaning the end The end when Allah subhanho wa Taala will cause the trumpet to be blown, and everything will come to an end. So when you die, it's a small, our small kiama because your deeds are now cut. But when the whole world comes to an end, it's a big
deal, where Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding. Now, another beautiful lesson that we learn. Mohammed Salah, Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was known as a follow him to a chromazone we need to understand what that means of
the most virtuous, the highest of all creation. We don't doubt that what
that means the most noble, the most honored of all the messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Yet, they used to say bad words against him, they used to utter words that used to hurt him when he used to recite the verses of Allah. And he knew that this is from Allah, and he used to see people laughing, and they scoffing and so on. It used to hurt his heart because he desperately wanted guidance for them. And he knew it was from Allah, but they didn't want to accept it. So apparently, like imagine how much it must have hurt him.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells him and the lesson is for all of us, that you know, we know that their statements hurt you. But we want to give you news, what is that news? They don't belie you they know that you are telling the truth. But their arrogance is making them deny
those who are oppressive, and those who are wrongdoers, because of their evil, they won't see the light. So my brothers and sisters, let's save ourselves sometimes because of our sins we don't see right from wrong. Sometimes because our income is haram and we're eating that which is prohibited. We feel lazy to read salah and you wonder why am I lazy to pray? Well, perhaps something in your system is not conducive. You know, if you have a vehicle that you are told to use a specific type of diesel you know, they call it diesel 50 I think and if you are going to put in a different type of a diesel you think it's not going to affect your engine, it will affect you. And in a diesel vehicle
if you go and put petrol that's the end of it and vice versa. So Pamela, so my brothers and sisters, what you consume if it's not halaal Do you really think this engine is going to be able to take you for Salah Do you really think it's going to be able to take you towards goodness without jerking to a halt, Allahu Akbar. Look at the example.
So put that which is permissible that which is good for your engine. And every now and again you know you have the some of the cleanses that they put in there to clean the engine. Learn to clean the engine by fasting for the sake of Allah, it will definitely clean your spirituality. It will make you a person if you can fulfill taraweeh in the evening of Ramadan, so many units of prayer so long and prolonged. I'm sure it will make it easy for you to actually pray outside of Ramadan it will feel so short. I mean we are reciting here in the evening. We are taking our time as you notice. We want to try and read correctly because we have been taught that on the Day of Judgment
each person will be told to read
sight the same way they used to recite on Earth. So if you use to zoom through the verses on that day, the way you will read will be an embarrassment. So therefore slow down, calm down, read melodiously when you are standing in Salah law he you should have in your mind the idea that you are now standing on the day of judgment in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala and you are reciting. This is when you will take your time, you won't mind you won't worry what the time is. It can be nine o'clock or 10 o'clock we don't mind May Allah subhanho wa Taala take us through to Jenna, my brothers and sisters we need to be told this because sometimes, you know even in Salah we see people
they're standing and the Imam is taking a bit long and suddenly they look at their watch in salah and then they shake their head and the person next door is thinking this man knows Arabic. So he's shaking his head, you know beautiful versus not realizing he's saying no way this guy is taking too long. Now Allah forgive us, my brothers and sisters This is not how we should be treating acts of worship. So make sure that what you do is correct for the sake of Allah seek a lot of forgiveness and you will be encouraged it will become easy for you to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala so Allah says to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was number 33 Sula, Nam, Kaduna. Alamo in Zulu can
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navali mina bi t ly here How do we know that it hurts you what they are uttering.
It saddens you It makes you sad what they are saying. But we want you to know that they do not belie you they are not saying you're a liar. They know in their hearts that you are not a liar. You are telling the truth, but the oppresses from among them are just denying the verses of a lot of pride out of arrogance and various other qualities. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. Similarly, we have verse number 34, one after the coup de facto pseudo
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masana and oh Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam missing just before you were belied, meaning the people treated them in a bad way as well. But they were patient, they were patient regarding the harm that came in their direction until the help of Allah came to them. So what do I learn from this?
I need to be patient when people try to harm when people try to say things. Don't be worried about what the world will utter about you. They have to say bad things. It's their test. People will not stomach the good that Allah has bestowed upon you. Because the devil is around making everybody jealous. And this is why when they say things, you know the truth Why are you so sad? learn a lesson from this. You cannot block the mouths of the people. You know the internet today is open and free for all you cannot block it. People will say what they want to don't even look at it. Just smile and carry on. If you know you are right, you know between you and Allah, the relationship is beautiful.
Don't worry about what people have to say. They will continue saying things they will call you words and names they called Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam worse names than they can call you. You know what they call him? The Quran makes mention of it. They said he's a madman in Nicola Majnoon, you are a madman, I would have been done with Allah. They said you are a magician. You know, people today are accused of doing witchcraft. We spoke about it the other day. It's simple for someone to you know, my mother in law. She really she engages in witchcraft. Watch out that statement is dangerous. It does not mean that because she has asked you what to do and what not to do that she's
suddenly a witch stuff. It'll love. Those statements are so dangerous.
They will probably be in paradise before you because that statement and the word of it is really tremendous. So they told the same thing to Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, they called him a magician. They call him a madman. They called him a womanizer. They said he's after the women. That's what they said. Then they said he's after money. Oh, you know what, he's after money. He's after wealth. And then they said he's after power. These are statements that people have uttered against Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam that the Quran and the Sunnah have made clear. What do you think they will say about you and I think you need to take it easy. If you know you are clear. Forget about it.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant a strength. I'm just thinking of 1000s of things that people say about me. And trust me I'm still smiling. Why? Because Jenna is not controlled by them, nor do they have a key. We are worried about the one who has the key of Jenna. be in good terms with him. When you go the doors will be open the angel the angels will greet you with Salah.
caminata you can walk Mashallah.
Mashallah, what are you worried about those people of the dunya for
Those people of the earth they don't even butter your bread my brothers and sisters May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us What a beautiful lesson we learn from this. So Allah subhanho wa Taala then tells us when he punishes nations, mostly he punishes them in order for them to soften up and to turn to Allah so that they become humble. But some nations don't become humble, they are punished and that makes them even more arrogant. Allahu Akbar, listen to what Allah says. While other
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we have sent before you, messengers to nations, and we have punished them with hardship difficulty, so that they can become humble. But Allah says Salah una
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had it been that they would have softened up and become humble, it would have definitely been better, but do you know what they did? Their hearts became hardened, their hearts became hard. And so Allah subhanahu wa taala says, we punish them as a result of their deeds. May Allah subhanho wa Taala, soften us And may Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us ease. Remember, when Allah gives you a lot, it does not mean he's happy with you. And when Allah takes away from you, it does not mean he's upset with you. Not necessarily. Sometimes he'll give you because he's happy. But sometimes he gives you because he just wants to punish you after that. And sometimes he takes away from you because he
wants you to come closer to him. And sometimes he takes away from you because he wants to punish you. There is no blanket ruling to say now that this person suffered a loss. Allah is upset with him.
Sometimes they suffer a loss that loss makes them come closer to Allah so it's better for them. Listen to what Allah says the very next verse, Allah says, Phantom man has to be here.
Him by Konishi. When they forgot what they were reminded about. Allah says, They forgot the message of the messengers. They turned a blind eye to the verses of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. So Allah says, You know what we did to them, we opened the doors have everything for them, indulgence, they indulged, we gave them we open the doors, they became wealthy, they became healthy, they became people who had children who had everything in terms of the world, and they were swimming in it so much that they forgot us. And then suddenly, we punished them and took it all away at once.
had either fatty hobbema to them when they become when they became very happy with what they had 100 Now
we suddenly pulled it away from them, all of it, and we punish them in that way. This verse shows us my brothers and sisters, save yourself from the Wrath of Allah subhanho wa Taala. By being content with what he has given you, no matter what you have, it should draw you closer to Allah. If your wealth makes you humble, it is a means of Mercy of Allah. If your wealth makes you closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala in terms of Salah, if it brings you closer to Allah, then it is a means of His mercy.
And if your wealth makes you arrogant and proud, it's a means of your destruction. Similarly, when you are tested with a test and it brings you closer to Allah, it was a gift of Allah. And when you are tested with a test and it makes you upset and angry and turns you away from Allah, that was the punishment. So the criteria is not whether you get or don't get the criteria is how close are you to Allah, how humble a human being Are you that's what it is my brothers and sisters. Then we have another very great lesson in the same surah where the machete king of Makkah, those disbelievers of Mecca, the cronies and the wealthy ones and the powerful ones and those in authority. They came to
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And they said, Oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam we want to believe in what you have come with, but we noticed that they are poor people, cheap people who used to be our slaves who are with you. They're in your company, the likes of Bill Olive Naropa. And so however Rumi and sebab ignore the art of the Allah non German. So these people took objection and they said, We want to come but when we come chase those ones away,
take them on one side. Talk to us alone. We want to have you exclusively for ourselves.
You know what a lot of you this is immediately verse number 52 of Surah Al anon,
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King, Allah subhanho wa Taala by day and night, those who are calling out to Allah subhanho wa Taala those who are worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala, seeking the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala don't chase them away. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam immediately told these people listen, that's not possible, impossible. Islam, the rich and the poor, all need to stand in one line.
The black and white all need to stand in one line. You cannot say you know what, I earn more. So I'm going to stand a little bit in front of you in the south, no way. That cannot be that can never ever be May Allah forgive us. When you go for Hajj, you wear the same clothing. You cannot say I'm a rich man. So mine just needs to say Adidas at the back of Illa. Allah Subhana Allah forgive us.
When you pass away, you cannot have a designer coffin. You know the show. It's all the same. There is equality in Islam, like it or not. You stand next to a man he doesn't even know what your will or you might be smelling of perfume. Subhan Allah and the other brother cannot afford the perfume.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen us thereafter, Mohammed salatu salam wa was issued a beautiful instruction regarding these poor people. Allah says to him, Allah calls them many, many meaning these believers referring to these people who were being spoken about in the previous verse, so verse number 54, Allah says, What either
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when ever these move, meaning come to you, greet them with Salam. Aleikum, greet them properly. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was instructed More importantly, to greet those who are being referred to as poppers and former slaves and people who are not fit to sit with the rich. go out of your way to greet them. And he used to say, Oh, you are the ones whom Allah instructed me to be a salaam aleikum. Wow. Wow. My brothers and sisters. Aren't we guilty sometimes of not giving much importance to the poor people? Aren't we guilty sometimes of not greeting them? You see a man Okay, by the way he's building his tatty tone and so on. So we don't really greet him. We walk out of the way and you
see another guy with a suit and you go Santa Monica Bay, Santa Monica, my brother did x you don't know who is closer to Allah here. you greet everyone with a beautiful smile. It's a sign of judgment that you will only greet those you know, and you leave those you don't know that's a sign of the AMA.
The akuna salam Salam will only be because I know you personally Salam aleikum, know, we as meaning are taught to spread the Salam among every single woman may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding what beautiful lessons if we adopt this we will save ourselves from a lot of the social conflict that we face today. We will have a lot of harmony and goodness in society we will feel the bond and the link that having been said never abused the fact that someone has greeted you to try and extract something from them. A person greets you Salaam Alaikum. So now you hold that hand. That is the worst feeling you're holding the hand against what the person wants to shake his
hand and leave it then you talk to him without holding him. You they hold the hand and then they keep on telling you Oh brother, I really need 20 rounds from you brother. My brother did my hand man. You know I really I need 20 hands come on. I know you have that money. It's not much for you my brothers Yes, please It's not much don't do that. That's an embarrassment. That's not correct. You get Monaco Salama, you really want like a small note. Give it to them. You know I need 20 days. It's more respectful. They will not be you know harmed the next time they won't want to greet you. So my brothers and sisters we need to take heed. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala has warned us in
this regard, you greet someone with a smile, don't embarrass them. We've spoken about it in the past and in this way inshallah we will be able to build a beautiful lovely society.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness these are very cold days. And I see the elderly here. braving the cold and braving us opening windows and getting the fans done for you is genuine. Trust me for you is genuine. I know some feel hot some feel cold. Trust me up in the front we are boiling sometimes. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from the heat of jahannam. And may Allah grant every one of you gentlemen for having braved it. Some of you are coming from far and wide will lie. I know what's going on. And I know that there are people from all over and I know this site is colder than that site. I know that I know that but my
brothers and sisters are be a bit patient.
You will be gentle with Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the goodness that he has promised us wa Salatu was Salam ala nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah Subhana Allah homopolymeric Masha Allah Allah hi Lancaster.