Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2016
Mufti reminded us the importance of salutation upon the prophet, his wives and companions at the beginning of this episode.
The reason Allah repeats things in the Quran is to remind the benefits to those who believe, therefore do not be irritated with these reminders rather be honoured about them.
Don’t be among the people who make dua when they need something from Allah and forgets after He has answered the dua like they never called to Him. Know that Allah tests the worshippers He love for them to be closer to Him.
Listen to this episode for you to hear the qualities of Allah’s friends and the interesting challenge Mufti menk gave in this episode.Ramadan 1437H 2016 from
Ramadan 1437H 2016 from Bosmont Masjid in Johannesburg, South Africa, Episode 16
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. While he was happy, we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala upon all conditions, we thank him for everything he has bestowed upon us. There are so many favors that Allah has given us that we take for granted. We need to think about it and constantly praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the one whom Allah chose to bring the goodness to us. No matter what we do, we must always send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad salallahu alayhi wa sallam for Indeed, Allah subhanho wa Taala has told us that if you are to send blessings and
salutations to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once Allah will bless you tenfold in return. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us acceptance similarly, we send blessings upon the wives, the family members, the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Those who struggled those who strove to name just a few.
What a great woman, the mother of the believers have some of you may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them all. And may Allah unite us in gentle with them. I mean, my beloved brothers and sisters, it is important for us to realize that when Allah subhanho wa Taala repeats things in the Quran, and he does so very often. He does it for a reason he says why they give
meaning and remind for him do the reminding benefits those who truly believe if you really believe you will not be irritated by Allah subhanho wa Taala repeating what akima salata so many times in the Quran, it will be an honor to listen to it, it will be an honor to implement it. And the same applies in our lives when we are doing something wrong. My brothers and sisters, if you are reminded once, twice, 10 times, do not be irritated. Rather, if you're a true believer, you will think the person reminding you I really thank you, you will make dua for them because that is the person whom Allah subhanho wa Taala chose to come and guide you to remind you to get to the straight path your
path to paradise will be through those types of reminders. That's why it's a sign of a true believer, may Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to save ourselves from jahannam and May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us entry into paradise through His mercy. I mean, my beloved brothers and sisters, Allah subhanho wa Taala in verse number 12 of Surat Yunus makes mention of how when men needs something he calls out to Allah subhanho wa Taala. When he is standing, he makes it to act when he's sitting he makes it to out when he's on the side he makes a drop. And then Allah says when we respond to that drop, and when we give him what he wants, men sometimes is such that he continues on
in a way that he forgets that he ever called out to Allah in the past. Listen to what Allah says. What either MSL is and of Donna Lee Joby Oba Eden Otto. Emma from
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Allah subhanho wa Taala describes at the end of these verses how those who go beyond the limits known as illusory, for it is their quality. And it is them who whose deeds whose bad deeds are beautified to them, may Allah protect us from being from amongst the most revolt from amongst those who transgress those who do bad and evil. Allah says, When men is afflicted with some form of harm, he calls out to Allah, He calls out to Allah on his side, or while he's sitting while he's standing. And then when we have alleviated or taken away, that suffering, he continues on earth like he's never called out to us in the past Subhana Allah, Allah is telling us remember, you may do out to
me, and I answered that it happened in your life when you were sick, you called out to me I cured you now change your life. Subhana Allah, why is it that with us, we don't save ourselves by changing our lives when we are sick and Ill we make it to our when we get better we go back to our sense, it happens. So this is a reminder and Allah repeats it so many times in the Quran, that look when you are at loss when you suffered a financial loss when you suffered through your divorce when you went through this problem when you had that issue with your children, when you had whatever other problem in your family in your business
And so on, you made the draw to us. We responded. And then when we responded, you now did not dress properly. You did not come for Salah you did not quit your bad ways and habits. In fact, you went back to those bad ways and habits that you had quit. When you were in a problem. This is why Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam says in Allah either I have done it, Allahu, when Allah really loves his worshiper, he tests him. And sometimes he keeps him in the test. Because when you are in a test in a calamity, in a difficulty, you are always softer in your heart, you are crying to Allah, you are in Salah, you are making the 100 Allah loves it. He doesn't want to take the problem away, because he
knows if I leave it, he's going to continue into hatred. And if I take it away, perhaps all that is going to stop. This is why the Hadith says when Allah has tested you, he actually loves you, he drew you closer to him through that problem. So parallella Allah look at the power of Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala draw us closer to him without problems. I mean, I mean, I mean, so that was just a reminder for ourselves to save ourselves Subhana Allah from this type of quality or these types of qualities whereby after Allah has granted us easy, we go back to our evil ways. May Allah forgive us, Allah forgive our shortcomings. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that those who had earned
the punishment due to their sin, they need to know that when we punish, we only punish equivalent to the sin. Let me tell you something interesting. When you do a good deed, Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
Whatever comes with a good deed shall have that deed multiplied by 10. Do you know what that means? If you do a good deed, and you protect it, what does protecting it means? I haven't donated it to someone through backbiting, through slander, through cheating through deceiving through wrong through me doing wrong to someone when you do that to someone, your good deeds go to them. So you did the good deed, but on the Day of Judgment, you did not come with it. It was gone. In fact, on that day before anything happened to you already your deeds started disappearing. That man came he wanted, he's right. Your Salah went there, your soccer went there, your heart you went there,
whatever else went to all other people. It is known as howdy to loveless Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam where he speaks of the bankrupt person. So Allah says, when you do good deeds, and you have protected those good deeds, we will multiply those good deeds for you. But when you do bad, we don't multiply the band. We only give you the compensation of exactly what you deserved. You did this, you will get exactly equivalent to it. The difficulty is with us we think something is light in the eyes of Allah, it is heavy. A person makes some form of remark against someone behind their backs. It's called backbiting. Once I showed the law and he made a statement, she just said you know
what she's short. You know, she's very short, short, meaning Sophia
being very short, and she didn't mean it in a derogatory way. But she said she's short. Now, if that statement was said in the presence of Sophia, viola, it would have hurt her. So the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, making mention of the seriousness of the statement, and for you and I don't even think we would consider it so serious. He says, Well, my Oh Ayesha, if that statement was in the form of inky tuna change the color of the ocean.
So pan Allah Subhana Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from backbiting. We take it for granted. My brothers and sisters Let's become strong. Allah says, verse number 27 of Soviet Union, when levena kassapa say he
of the Day of Judgment, you know those who have earned the sin or due to their sin, they have done the punishment that punishment is equivalent to their deed, and they will be no savior for them from the Wrath of Allah subhanho wa Taala besides Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah is the only one who can save you from the punishment. keep on asking Allah do something for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala we always say to ourselves, Oh Allah, do not expose the bad that we've done. Forgive us. Brothers and sisters, you would love your sin to be a secret between you and Allah.
Why don't you do some good deeds as well? That are also just the secret between you and Allah. No one knows. You know, and Allah subhanho wa Taala knows good deeds. So when you arrive on the Day of Judgment, imagine the link you will have with Allah subhanho wa Taala because you know this done, I know if Allah knows him, I'm waiting for Allah to reward me for this beautiful deed that I've done. Why is it that it's only sin that we want to keep secret, some of your good deeds as well. Keep them
A secret when you get up with the head Dude, you don't have to tell the whole world. You know the age was so fresh at the time of the head. You've just given it away. You want to tell him I was up, okay? Okay, we know your holy we know your holy stuff. Allah subhanho wa Taala help us and guide us You don't need to tell the world Subhana Allah. So my brothers and sisters, this is a beautiful reminder from Allah subhanho wa Taala warning us about how the evil deeds will be punished but Allah is the only one who can save you from it. Then the Quran Subhana Allah, many of us, we pick it up in the month of Ramadan, and we try to finish it. Listen very carefully, that Quran is so powerful it
is the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is powerful, absolutely powerful. People who are enemies of Islam, Allah He their lives changed by listening to 123 or four verses. I can give you two quick examples.
He literally went out to harm Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam or to murder him. And on the way he Something happened and he went to his sister's place and he heard a few verses of the Quran. He crumbled. And he went and he declared his Shahada, how many verses the opening verses of Surah Fatiha they moved a man who was an outright open enemy, and he was a strong man powerful. You know, normally when you have a person who's wealthy and powerful, nothing really affects him easily. He knows Hey, I'm a man I'm strong here. The verses of Allah subhanho wa Taala affected him. He was moved. He changed his life. After the day. Voila. It's an insult to say, without saying
without saying may Allah be pleased with him. He's such a great man. We believe he's the second best from those to take the earth after the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us his companionship in general.
So my brothers and sisters another example that of an A joshy Naja. She was the negative of Abyssinian when he heard a few verses of solid millennium. That's the the surah just before sort of haha. He decried according to some of the verses of the Quran that make mention of the tears. Those were the tears of a magician, according to them of a series. Imagine a man who was a Christian and he started crying when he heard the Quran. The question I have, we are muslimeen it's not one verse. We read what we term or Holy Quran from cover to cover. And it did not yet move us. We still involve in the same sin. Our lives still did not change the entire brand was not once three four, we will be
proud to say I finished my setup in five days now I can go you know what happens? The tourists May Allah subhanho wa Taala guidance. I'm not saying it's something bad but what I am saying is, try your best to make sure you are affected and impacted by the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala so what do you need to do? Firstly, you need to develop closeness to Allah subhanho wa Taala you need to develop closeness to the lifestyle of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam you need to have a love towards it. You need to have a love for the rest of the creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala positive love what that means is when you notice something bad you deal with it in a positive way,
not in a negative way. The weakness with us we see something bad we hate the brother why he did something bad. What's your duty as a member of the oma you saw someone doing bad. You need to guide them you need to help them you need to make dua for them. You need to understand you are part of a family, your entry into Jelena could also be connected to a good deed that he did as a result of your encouragement. Why don't you understand this? It's amazing. So let us try to change the way we look at things then. Try to understand the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala. I want to give you all a challenge. And it's a simple challenge, but at the same time, it requires dedication. We all
fulfill Salah don't read the five daily prayers we all read Surah Fatiha and minimum we know a few of the short sutras for chapters of the Quran. You have to you have to in the Arabic language, I challenge you from today to start learning the meanings of the words that you say in your prayer. Starting from Allah Akbar. You need to know what it means. And when you start your prayer concentrate on what exactly you are saying. Many of us, including those who know the Arabic language, we just be sort of In fact, melodiously without really thinking exactly what we've said one law its effect. Think about it for a minute what I just said. It's a reality, you know the
Arabic In some cases, but you've never thought of the meaning you were just reading the melody and you enjoyed the melody. And whenever we said Valley we just said me
I remember reading once and we were talking about the father of Ibrahim or someone else and the Quran says in the economy Nepali and I heard from the congregation because
I was wondering what's going on here? They just tuned to hear
me anywhere in the planet they say.
No May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Forgive us. That's not how it is. My brothers and sisters, think about what you're saying, save yourselves from wasting this prayer by concentrating in the prayer. We are taught by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, your reward for the prayer that you fulfill is closely connected to how much concentration you have had in that prayer. So yes, your follow up might be done. But did you really achieve the greater benefit of that Salah? The answer is no. In a lot of cases, we just did our follow up. We walked out we were sweating when we were coming in. And as soon as we walked out, we carried on sweating, but it changed in our life. Nothing. May Allah
subhanho wa Taala forgive us. So learn the meanings of what you are saying in Salah try and concentrate on it. When you say Subhana Allah go back and learn what that means. We say it so many times we fulfill Salah it is an insult for us to be fulfilled inshallah for 30 years, 40 years, 50 years in some cases and we still don't know what we are saying. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us for law he is the taxman comes up with a new law tonight that affects us we will know it by heart by tomorrow morning. Do you know that because it affects our pockets. It really does. This is something much more serious. It is the word of Allah Salah that is going to be the first thing
you're going to be questioned as you die, and you enter your grave. One of the first things is going to be your Salah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen us all. This is why Allah speaks about the Quran. And Allah says this for and is not just the word of Allah as in it has no value. Allah the word of Allah means the word of your maker, the most valuable thing in existence. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in it, there are instructions or reminders the term used is more a lot more evil, meaning a reminder or instruction, some form of guidance, a warning as well. And with that, there is cure in the Quran, the cure Cure For what? The sicknesses in the heart, that which is in your chest, the
sickness and the foreign is so beautiful, it has it cure even for your physical sickness. If you are sick and ill people say this person is sick, voila, he just listened to the Quran and see the impact it has even on non Muslims. It has an impact even on plants and animals. The Quran has an impact has it impacted upon you may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding. It really saves people from depression, saves people from anxiety saves people from all forms of sickness, whether inside the heart or physical. Trust the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala definitely it has in it Shiva and pure. Allah subhanho wa Taala says above that it has Buddha which means guidance, and it has me at
the mercy of Allah, you want mercy. You want to be protected from the punishment of Allah. If you want the mercy of Allah, read the Quran, try and understand it, put it into practice, convey to others, your life will be filled with guidance and mercy. Listen to what Allah says verse number 57 sort of universe
of people. He doesn't just say almost I mean, if he wanted, he could have said Oh, you who believe he said it so many times in the forum for this one. He says, oh, people
being cool indeed this motiva has come to you from Europe. What is the instruction, the reminder has come to you from Europe was Shiva, Lima in Sudoku, and cure for that which is in the chest in the Muslims in the heart, meaning inside
the cure of it is in the Quran. And Allah says, wha hoo.
Mommy in it, there is guidance, and there is mercy. But for those who believe if you believe and you have the correct heart, it will impact on you. Let me go back to the story I was making mention of
when a person looked at Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam with the correct heart, or he heard the verses of the Quran with a correct heart, his life changed in such a powerful way that he became known as a Sahabi. And you had to say, may Allah be pleased with him after his name, but they were people like Abu Jamal and the Esma signature and Abu lahab and the others who looked at the prophets of Allah
Whether he was selling, they were absolutely fortunate to look at him. But they looked at him with the wrong heart, the heart of jealousy, the heart of envy, the heart of desire, the heart of the love for power and materialism What happened? It had a negative effect. And this is why whenever you are listening to a reminder of the dean, clean your heart, without the clean heart, you are going to think Who's this man talking to me? He's like this. He's like that. Forget about the men. It could be anyone if what he's saying is valid and correct what law he you have to understand it was Allah who made it hit your ears masaba, Columbia Coolio. Tina, what got to you was never ever meant to
miss you. This is a very vast narration. But it includes also statements, something that got to your ears, you're going to be asked about it. Whether you read it on the radio, or the internet or a WhatsApp clip or whatever else. The fact that it got to your ears, you're going to be questioned, hey, we sent you a message. How well one day you were browsing through your phone and the phone beat What happened? You opened it and there was a reminder there reminding you to fulfill your Salah. That was us. We sent it to you. What did you do about that reminder? Oh, I just hit Delete because the memory on my phone was a bit much. No excuses. When it comes to pornography, we make sure that
we buy an external drive to save it. And when it comes to that which is calling you towards Allah, then suddenly your memory is too full.
Now Allah subhanho wa Taala Forgive us, my brothers and sisters, this is worth crying about. It is something serious, we need to save ourselves. And this is why thereafter Allah describes his friends. Imagine Allah says, he has friends.
Who are they? I want to be one of them. You want to be one of them. It's not that difficult. It requires dedication. That's what it is. And it requires seeking the forgiveness of Allah verse number 62, Allah says, Allah.
Behold, indeed the friends of Allah, no fear upon them. They have no need to be scared at all, nor will they be sad, no sadness. The question is a I want to be a friend. So what happens? Allah describes how you become a friend of Allah immediately after that, you know what he says?
boo, boo boo Sha kin hayati, dounia. Often,
those who have two qualities they have a man which means they have believed in Allah and they have consciousness of Allah. We've translated the term taqwa in 20 different ways in the past, but one of the beautiful meanings is to be conscious of Allah or to fear transgressing in a way that you would displease the one you love most who is supposed to be alone. That's the meaning of taqwa and touch Allah binaca verbena, Bina Davina. He will Kaya to create a barrier between you and the Wrath of Allah subhanho wa Taala. I claim to love Allah. Well, I better be worried about doing things that are going to spoil that love Subhana Allah, you have an illicit relationship with a person you're
not even supposed to be in touch with and you are worried what type of messages you send them. You read it two, three times. I hope she doesn't misunderstand what I'm saying. Right? Because why? Imagine if she feels hurt, she will stop messaging me after today.
What are you talking about? You're so worried about how she perceives your message. And when it comes to Allah, you're not even worried about anything. You don't think about that relationship. So many things you are doing that have angered a lot Anahata Allah but you just carry on that's Allah. We heard the other day. He's a photo Rahim. Well, he says he is shady. as well. He says he punishes as well. Yes, he is most forgiving. But remember, turn to Allah don't use that as an excuse to sin. That's the weakness. We do believe allies most forgiving. But when we say okay, I'm going to sin because I know Allah is forgiving. So tonight we party.
You might die before that you might die during that. That is an insult to Allah subhanho wa Taala. You know, imagine your child does something bad. They break a glass and you say Don't worry, how are you? Okay? Did you get hurt? Say No, I didn't want them. Don't worry, glasses will buy another one tomorrow. Don't worry. Next day you take the little girl or the boy to the market and you buy a glass. You come back and she says Oh daddy was so cool with me. Let me break another glass. So she takes the glass broken. Did you get her? No, you didn't. Don't worry about the glass. We'll buy another one. Trust me when she does it the third time. What will you do? You're gonna say hey, ba
that's the minimum that you will say right? And if she says but daddy the two days How did you react and today, why are you telling me to be watch I'm going to do tomorrow again. Then what happens?
I don't even want to mention Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us. How could we do that to Allah subhanho wa Taala he forgave you once twice, he will continue forgiving but don't do it purposely. That's the thing, save yourself from the Wrath of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this we made mention of those who are believers and they have Taqwa they are known as only Allah.
Allah says for them will be good news in this world as well as the next. before they die, they will already have good news of a beautiful place in general. That's what Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, and Allah subhanho wa Taala then describes something beautiful. You know, when you are trying to obey Allah, people will laugh at your beard, they will laugh at your hair, they will laugh at your hijab, they will probably laugh at the way you do things they will laugh at how you read Salah they will laugh at the fact that you have a bottle in the in the loo in order to wash up with water after you have used the toilet. They will laugh at absolutely everything. Don't worry, you
know you have guidance you need to thank Allah, Allah I know what I'm doing. I am so thankful to you. You've guided me Subhana Allah at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as well. People used to say bad words to Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. Allah says, honor belongs to Allah, not today. They do not control, honor, dignity, they can say what they want. If you know that relationship between you and Allah is powerful. Don't worry about them. Verse number 65. So Allah says, Allah,
come home. Don't let that statement make you sad.
Indeed, it is an honor. It is solely and only the property of Allah, Allah Almighty, Allah is the one who will give you honor, no matter how hard people try to defame you to say bad about you. Don't worry, like we said, your bread is not buttered by them. Subhana Allah, it's by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Don't worry about the world You carry on doing the work. At the end of the day, in the AF era, you will be among the winners. But if you become stressed and depressed because of what they are saying, your life becomes a mess, you won't be able to worship Allah because your concentration will be gone. You won't be able to worship Allah correctly.
May Allah subhanahu wa taala safeguard us from this type of worry and this type of concern. Indeed, Allah is all hearing, all knowing the last verse I want to make mention of inshallah I will continue tomorrow, making mention of this, I'm only starting it today you see the pharaoh around. He was there at the time of musalla Salatu was Salam. And there is a beautiful story that is the most repeated in the Quran. Each time it is repeated, it is in order to highlight a different point. One of them
was that the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam he tried, and he called, and he went to the Pharaoh and he told him and he explained to him and he gave him the signs that Allah showed him all I gave him and so on. And the pharaoh knew that this man is telling the truth, but he denied it. There came a time when Musa alayhis salatu salam made the dua against the film. What did he say? He says, from panattoni, sila Amani Masha Allah khudobin him fella I mean, who has
any wish number 88
He says, Oh my, you've given this man so much. He's using it to lead astray. Oh Allah. obliterate as well. extinguishing totally.
Oh Allah punishing severely. Allah seal his heart, for indeed he won't learn his lesson until he is punished. Imagine a prophet of Allah making the drop.
Why did he make the draft? Well, he was patient for so long. The point I want to raise my brothers and sisters, save yourselves from the meaning, the evil of the duel that is made against you by the one whom you've oppressed or by a saint or someone who's close to Allah, Who is that you wouldn't even know
when you harm someone? Yes. They may forgive you once, twice, three times one day. If they have to raise their hands and say Oh Allah destroy that man. It spells Doom for us. May Allah never do that to us. Let's save ourselves from this. Tomorrow we will continue on this particular topic. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all save us from the two out of the one who we've oppressed why oppress them in the first place and May Allah subhanho wa Taala current agenda to Windows Allahu wa salam o Baraka Allen Amina Mohammed Subhana live from the eastern Canada alarm or behind the shadow Allah Allah