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Ramadan 2016 – Save Yourself Series – 15
Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2016
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This episode is loaded with many lessons as usual, so take a bit of your time and benefit your soul to save yourself from hell.
Fulfilling Salah is more than the physical act, so concentrate in your Salah.
Qualities of a hypocrite: he lies, he breaks promises, he betrays trust, explode during debates, so beware of them.
Believers are protectors of one another therefore have duties to other believers like encouraging them to do good deeds and discouraging them from bad deeds.
Follow Muhammad (S.A.W) like Allah said in the Quran and do not be deceived by hypocrites.
Fulfil your promise to Allah to save yourself from hypocrisy and don’t laugh at people earning the pleasure of Allah.
Ramadan 1437H 2016 from Bosmont Masjid in Johannesburg, South Africa, Episode 15
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala
nabina Muhammad wa ala Han he was happy. We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household, all his companions May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them all, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every single one of us. I mean, my brothers and sisters, the determination with which we sometimes engage in exercise is more than the determination we fulfill our prayer. If you witness some of the people who go to the gym, they go religiously, and they make sure that they sweat, and they make sure that they lose weight, and they make sure that they see progress on a daily basis, had they given similar
determination to the duties unto Allah subhanho wa Taala. I'm sure not only would they be saved from excess fat, but they would also be saved from that which would incur the Wrath of Allah subhanho wa Taala it's just a point that crossed my mind. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to prioritize, I'm not saying it's wrong to keep fit, and to lose a little bit of weight. But I am saying there is no point in being slim and fit when it comes to your physical body. But the excess weight that you have, when it comes to the spiritual being that you are, we need to deal with May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness and open our doors. Yesterday we ended on verse number 67
and Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of something interesting. So October, the issue of the hypocrites and I made mention of the three qualities in the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. He says,
the signs of a hypocrite, either had that occur that when he speaks he lies, what either word love when he promises he breaks the promise or when he makes a promise, when he has given you an appointed time or an appointed word, he actually breaks it and he ignores it, either to minahan when he is entrusted with something, then he betrays that trust. In another narration. The Hadith says what da sama when he debates he explodes, explodes meanings, meaning he gets very angry. He cannot control himself. That's a hypocrite. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to come down a little bit and to be genuine. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us this evening. I want to start
off with the believers. Allah subhanho wa Taala described in verse number 71 of Sudoku Toba, that the believers are those who are protectors of one another, they will stand up for one another, they will look out for one another. Those are the true believers Allah says one
Indeed, the believing males and the believing females are protectors of one another, they care for one another, they reach out to one another that term Alia has so many meanings. It would mean they are protectors they are friends of etc, etc. And you and I know what that entails. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to be true believers. If I say I'm a mcminn one law he I have a duty to the rest of those who are meaning I have a duty unto them. I need to be able to practice a lot of restraint be very patient when I deal with them a lot of wisdom when I speak to them a lot of tax and I need to have a genuine feeling and this is why people might ask what are we supposed to be
looking out for each other regarding? It's a good question. So Allah says, young Muna Bhima
una sala de una Zagato una la una five things made mention off in this verse. Firstly, they encourage people to do good. Yesterday we spoke of how the hypocrites are the opposite. They encourage people to do bad and discourage people from good when it comes to the believers. They actually encourage people to do good in a beautiful way. There is a method of speaking you don't just speak to people in a way that turns them away from their obligations unto Allah subhanho wa Taala you need to employ beautiful methods to convince the people what their duty is to Allah subhanho wa Taala so true believers are concerned and worried about you, my brother, you should be
worried about me. I'm worried about you, my sister. You should be worried about me. Not that you sway me not that you label me not that you pass.
Judgment but you need to help me you need to hold my hand and literally walk me down the path. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us a deeper understanding. So Allah says true believers, they encourage people to do good. They discourage people from bad and themselves. Do you know what they do? They fulfill their prayer. And at the same time they give out charities to the poor, which means they, if you look at the two of them, one is the prayer. That is their connection with their maker is good. And two is charities, their connections with the rest of the creatures of the same maker is also good. So both locally and globally bad. Both the rights of Allah and the rights of fellow human
beings are taken care of. and above that, Allah says up on Allah wa Sula, they obey Allah subhanho wa Jalla instruction and the messenger. Like I said before, everywhere in the Quran, Allah speaks about how you obey Allah and obey the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam if the Suna was not important, if the Hadith was not important, if the statements of the of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, were not important, Allah would have not mentioned a Sunni he every single time he speaks about obeying Him. My brothers and sisters, listen carefully because there is a campaign at the moment where people are trying to go to those uneducated Muslim men who don't know much about
their faith, and they are trying to tell them look, just accept the Quran. Forget about everything else.
If you follow the Quran correctly, it will lead you in more than 20 to 30 places to follow what Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has said, and that would mean that you adopt the sooner May Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen us all. These are the challenges of the time, my brothers and sisters. So Allah subhanho wa Taala thereafter speaks about people who promise Allah to do things and later on, they don't do it sometimes when we are not well, I'm giving you a simple example. It's come to my mind now, when we are not well, people say Oh Allah cure me or life you kill me. I'm never going to miss a Salah again. People say this. Well, you are saying something that you were
supposed to be doing anyway. So panela even if you were well, you were supposed to fulfill your Salah anyway, so people might say, Okay, I'm going to come with something voluntary. Oh Allah, if you kill me, I'm going to give a million grants out in charity. The question is where you're going to get those million from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us Baraka in our wealth. So say you do have that amount. When you get well now you start thinking hey, maybe I can drop one zero from the million and make it 100,000. Why? Because now you're Well, remember when you promise Allah something Allah did not need it. You are the one who made the promise, the Hadith in Sahih Bukhari speaks
about those who make these type of vows where they are promising Allah to give something in his cause or to do something for his sake, if he kills them, or if he does something for them. Allah says,
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Mohammed salatu salam, he says that that type of a vow does not come with anything good. But it is extracting an act of worship from a person who is stingy. A person who is selfish. You know, I've always said when you have a little child, you don't treat Allah subhanho wa Taala like a child, I say the child to the child come here, the charges I don't want. So don't worry, I'll give you a sweet if you come here I give you a sweet right. So now the child comes and then you put the sweet in your pocket, what will happen? The next time you say something the child will not listen to you right?
The problem with us is we don't realize in a totally different way we do that with Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah give me this and I tell you what, I'm going to read one hole. From here from the beginning to the end, I'll finish it in one week. If you grant me this Yama, I am going to go for Hajj. I'm going to go for Ramadan. Allah says Hang on, don't connect what you want from me to an act of worship, you are supposed to anyway, be engaged in those acts of worship, a more correct way of saying it is Oh Allah, I'm going to give out a million grands in charity kiyomi. I'm not connecting the cure with the million grants, but I'm saying I'm already giving you accepted from me and as a
result of my goodness, give me a cure all I've got an examination tomorrow. May Allah make it easy for all those who are writing examinations across the globe. I'm writing examinations. If I pass all law, then I will read Quran. So that means if you don't pass you don't need to read the Quran. May Allah Subhana Allah forgive us. Rather you say Oh Allah, I'm going to read the Quran. Make it easy for me my examination when I pass or not is one thing I would love to pass Allah. So make dua to Allah. So verse number 75 to 77. Allah makes mention of a certain incident that took place at the time of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, there was a person who came in and he made a draft. Oh Allah
if you are to give me Well, I promise you I will spend in your cause and be charitable. When that wealth came. Guess what happened? He forgot
He left. He quit and he actually went away unless this woman
Well, Anna coonan, Amina.
from among the hypocrites was one who said, Oh Allah, if you grant me from your virtue, if you give me Baraka in my sustenance, I will definitely be charitable and I will become pious Salah he means I'm going to become a better Muslim, so to speak. So Allah says, follow
me, * me back into being what?
When we gave them from our virtue, when they became miserly, and they turned away, going away from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Brothers and sisters, save yourselves by fulfilling your promises. Especially if the promise is made to Allah subhanho wa Taala imagine someone makes a promise to you tomorrow they come to you and they say, Sorry, I've changed my mind. lavaca May Allah subhanho wa Taala Forgive us, this business of changing mind happens. And it comes from a hypocrite. After you have made a promise. Stop changing your mind unless it was something evil. That's the time when you are justified to say, look, I promised you we would go to the nightclub tomorrow. But you know, I
fear Allah I decided I've changed my mind. I'm not going anymore. That's correct. But when you've promised to do something good, you don't change your mind just like that. You fulfill it my brothers and sisters May Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen us. So Allah says for acaba
de la omean kona, strong versus strong words, Allah says he has seen their hearts with hypocrisy up to the end up to the last day, they will be known as hypocrites. So my brothers and sisters, the point I want to raise, save yourselves from being considered hypocrisy.
By fulfilling your promises unto Allah subhanho wa Taala always fulfill the promise. If you have told a lie, you will do something, do it so that you can protect yourself from becoming a hypocrite in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then we move on to people who laugh at muslimeen and people who laugh at those who are pious people who laugh at those who are trying to do a good deed. Let me give you an example. You find an old man, literally, you know, he cannot even walk properly, but he's coming into the masjid. And he stands in one corner and he's shaking, and people are laughing at him. Look at this man. What did he come from? He came to please Allah. Instead of laughing at
him, you should be inspired by that man to say look at his house. Look at how cold it is. Look at how early he is come to the masjid look at how long he is sitting. Look at him in the first stuff that should be an inspiration for all of you. Rather than that you find some people laughing look at this old man, he can barely stand. Look at this. Don't ever laugh at people who are trying to earn the pleasure of Allah. There is a different example given in the Quran, verse number 79 of people who are sitting at the time of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and they were watching people give donations, you know, some of the messages, they have a person who walks around with a little box
jamara some time and you have to take out and put the money. So some people put five grand 10 grand, some people don't put anything but they close the hand, they put it into the bucket, they open it and they quickly take the hand out as though they put something because they were embarrassed when they get to alpha those May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant you wealth so that you can put it in. I mean, I'm sure you've got a coin, it reminds me of a man. They say Subhana Allah, that there was a man who was sitting and this tin came around. So he got out the dirtiest, you know, note that he had, it was a very dirty 10 ran note. And he got it out. And he put it into that tin. So the man
from behind him, tapped him and gave him 200 plans. So he happily took the 200 grands, and he put it into the tent. And he looked at the man behind him and nodded his head. So the man behind him says no, that dropped off your pocket, you know, dropped out of your pocket. And he looked at me said, you know, because he thought that a man behind him was giving him a note to put in he didn't realize while he was taking out the tenor, you know carefully searching in his pocket to make sure the debt he was coming out that came on dropped. And the brother behind is doing him a favor Samaritan. He's saying look, take the note instead of taking it. He thought it's for the 10 he put it in, look at
how he felt May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors. So never laugh at people's amounts. They were people who used to laugh at these amounts during the Battle of taboo just before that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam announced that he was collecting so it's a good cause.
People came and you know, people came with a lot of wealth, a bucket of your love. I know, he came with everything he had. So Panama, Omar,
who came with half as much fun came with so many camels and so much panela and another man came with a small measurement of days, dates, a small amount of dates. So some of the people were laughing at me. And you know what they said, the Hadith is made mention of in Sahih al Bukhari, in Allah, Allah De Anza. Allah doesn't mean this little measurement that this person is giving look at the few days will lie, that statement was detested by Allah. You don't know that man worked all night because he didn't have anything to present for the cause. He worked all night and he was paid in the morning and he took half of what he was paid, and he gave it for the cause. Which means 50% of what he
owned, he gave it away.
For free, percentage wise, it's huge. Allah doesn't look at the amount of law looks at the intention behind it. Allah subhanho wa Taala knows what you've done. So Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about this type of hypocrisy of people who laugh at those who are trying to give in the cause, or those who are volunteering in the correct cause. And those who have worked perhaps they have nothing besides their own effort to give. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says
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Aleem, verse number 79, surah Toba, Allah says those who are mocking at at the others who have come forth to give from amongst the believers who have given the amounts or who have had nothing to give besides their own effort, and they have made a mockery or made a joke or laughed at them scoffed at them, Allah will make a mockery of those. You want to laugh at someone Allah will create a situation whereby everybody will laugh at you. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not do that to us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard. So the reason I make mention of this, save yourselves from people making a joke of you or laughing at you or making a mockery of you by not doing that with other
people. If you do it to someone else, it will be done to you remember that now Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us, then Allah speaks about in verse number 103 the cleansing of a person, I want to be clean, I want to save myself from being dirty. What should I do? Yes, people might say I must wash myself I must bath I must perhaps use this type of soap I must perhaps do this and that we're not talking here solely of physical cleanliness. We're talking of the heart. One of the melodies of the heart is that it becomes to inclined towards this material life. So Allah Subhana Allah tells me Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was number 103 of surah two Toba Min mwalimu sada toto
Subhana Allah take from their wealth, a charity, except their charities, in order that they may be cleansed, we are cleansed by the charities that we give, like I said, the amount that you have been given, if you have, for example, $1,000 two and a half percent of it belongs to Allah, you have to break the notes. And you have to give that as change. If I can word it that way. You have to give it only the 97.5 was yours. You have to give it away. If you've kept it with your wealth you have missed and contaminated your wealth with wealth that does not belong to you. It's only when you give it your wealth is clean, your heart is clean. And you know what the more Allah gives you, the more
difficult it becomes to give. When a man has 100 grand How much does he have to give two and a half grand it's minor it's small in key five grand Okay, take five when the same man has 100 million. Guess what? He has to scratch his head you know, what's the excuse? They say my property now and all my wealth is all in stock. Now what do I do my brother, no excuses. You break that building if you need to, meaning you sell it, you do something you become liquid. Don't come and say I'm not liquid because when you die, you're going to need that liquid Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us when you have a huge amount. Be more generous. My brothers and
sisters give out give out a lot. Nobody's ever become poor because they have given
then we move on to people who use their wealth for a wrong cause. And the reason I'm going to make mention of this is because at the end of these verses, Allah says one la hula to come of Bali mean Allah does not guide those who are oppressed.
Those who have oppressed themselves and oppressed others and here we are speaking about sin. What was it? Why did Allah say that and to which category of people did Allah say that to two people who built a machine?
There were some people at the time of the prophet SAW Allah, they built MSG. And at the end the masses Allah doesn't guide those who are volley mean, oppressed. What did they do wrong? Their intention when they were building the masjid was wrong. It was in order to split the community it was in order to
deviate people and to divert them from the right path. So Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of that, between verse number 107, to 110, of surah Toba and Allah speaks about it, calling it mosquito mosquito, there are those people who built a mosquito in order to harm the Muslims. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Don't stand in it. And at the end, he says, Allah does not guide those who are sinful or those who oppress, save yourselves from being misguided, by having the right intentions when you do deeds for Allah. Whenever you want to do an act of charity, or you want to do something for yourself, for the community for the Muslim Ummah, the intention must always be
important we know so many scholars of Hadith have commenced their books with the Hadith that makes mention of the importance of intention. In normal annato been yet intimate equilibrium and indeed all actions shall be judged by their underlying intentions, and every person will be rewarded according to their intention of the deed that they engaged in May Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen us all. It's a beautiful lesson we save ourselves from being misguided. Imagine if Allah says I don't want to guide those who are who have evil intentions. That means clear your intention, make it straight, may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect the soul. Then mention is made of the believers and
the qualities of the believers and those who are going to be in paradise mentioned is made of what they used to do when they were alive. Allah Subhana Allah says verse number 112 of Soto to Toba.
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Nine things made mention of those believers whom Allah has praised. They are the ones who seek forgiveness constantly. They seek forgiveness, they worship Allah subhanho wa Taala they praise Allah in all conditions and when they travel for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala their journeys are made for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala They are the ones who bow for Allah, they are the ones who prostrate for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala They are the ones who encourage people to do good. They are the ones who discourage people from bad and they are the ones who protect themselves from going beyond the limits of Allah subhanho wa Taala from sinning and transgressing
May Allah subhanho wa Taala makers from those. Imagine those are qualities. What I want to tell you start somewhere my brothers and sisters, I think let's start with the first word Atari moon. Let's become people who seek forgiveness. Like I explained Toba is a person who changed his life and turn back to Allah. When we say a stone will not realize it seek your forgiveness. Why to go like Oh Allah, I have now returned to you. Meaning I've changed my bad ways. This is why Allah says a boon. He praises those who tend to him brothers and sisters. It's enough the whole world is suffering at the moment. We don't want to suffer in the hereafter as well. the bare minimum is let's turn to
Allah subhanho wa Taala so that Allah subhanho wa Taala can grant us goodness, he says, while bear Shirin meanie at the end of that verse. He says give good news to the believers. These are the believers give good news to them. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us who to be with. If you're a good believer, you will not be found in the company of those who are evil, unless you're teaching them something or they've come to you in order to improve but you need to have good company Allah subhanho wa Taala says this if you want to be saved from evil habits, if you want to be saved from losing the straight path after you are on it. Make sure your company is beautiful. Allah
subhana wa Jalla says in verse number 119 of sorts. A Toba
Latina law how aku mouse la DB O you who believe be conscious of your makeup and be in the company of
Those who are truthful, be in the company of those who are righteous, those who are truthful. Make sure you have good people around you. You're a person who doesn't. I was going to say smoke May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease. Let me say you're a person who doesn't smoke. Don't be in the company of chimneys.
Were Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for the four or five people in our midst to actually do smoke. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala really make it easy for you. I mean, quit the habit. Well, ah, it's not bad.
It's not bad. It's not bad to be a person who seizes the month of Ramadan to give up his or her bad habits. My brothers and sisters, one of the worst things I've seen, forget about the brothers, the sisters in the niqab. And then they have a cigarette. Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect them from those type of filters. May Allah subhanho wa Taala Grant has a deep understanding it's the worst thing you can ever see. It's the worst thing quit the habit cut it for the sake of Allah Don't you want to please Allah perhaps Allah my grant you entry into gentlemen because he knows you quit that habit and the bonus above that you will save a lot of money my brothers and sisters May Allah
subhanho wa Taala grant us ease I see many eyes looking at me I might have to revise that figure from four to about 14 May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease I really make it to our May Allah help me to quit my bad ways and habits and May Allah help you all to cut your bad ways and habits start somewhere well like it's a beautiful day of Ramadan I'm sure you can do this for the sake of Allah This is a strong encouragement Come on save yourself from cancer strain save yourself from disease and sickness save yourself from throwing your money away by quitting that happened. Is it okay inshallah. Handle I heard that loud and clear. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless you all.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and I want to end on this point. Do you know on Earth, we have difficulties we have issues, sometimes security, sometimes financial matters. Sometimes people come to us with bad news. You know, when Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam was told that you are going to be thrown into the fire as he was thrown into the fire he made it. He called out to Allah He said to Allah has been Allah who metalworking Allah sufficient for me, he is the best disposal of my affairs. And Allah says we made the fire cold for him. It didn't harm him. Why? Because he called out to us by saying, Oh Allah, you are enough for me. You are enough for me. You are the best
disposal of my affairs. You know, Allah says we came to him in a miraculous way. The same applies when Mohammed Salah Salem was informed that Abu sufian and the army was coming. You know what he said? People were saying now we need to be worried we need to be fearful these people are coming to attack us with a big army. And he says has bonala who I need men working ally sufficient for us. He is the best disposal of our affairs. And guess what? They overcame the army Lucha
Libre Come on. It was something powerful. So here, Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam regarding those who turned away those who turned away from the message those who are hypocritical and those who did not want to listen or those whom after they listened, they actually went back on what they have listened to and on their obedience they went back. Allah says verse number 129 of this beautiful Surah Surah Toba. This is right at the end of the surah Allah says
if they turn away, then you need to say the following has been Allahu Allah. ILA in
lobby. Ally sufficient for me none worthy of worship besides him upon him, I have laid my full trust and he is the one
who lashes out him He is the Lord of the great throne. It is Allah subhanho wa Taala who will protect you if you utter this to my brothers and sisters, memorize it, say it on a daily basis. Allah will grant you protection from a direction that you did not imagine in a way that you didn't even think. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will protect you may Allah subhanho wa Taala save us all mainly protect us all from the calamities and disasters of this world, as well as the disasters of the next May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all Jenna was Allahu wa salam ala nabina Muhammad Tapan Allahu Allah Subhana Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah highlanda