Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2016
Welcome to the concluding episode of Part 1 of save yourself series. Mufti Menk is continuing in part two after Ramadan in shaa Allah in order to finish the Quran. Suratul Furqan is the focus of this episode, so follow the Mufti as he explained the qualities of ibadur Rahman (true worshippers of the Most-Merciful). They walk on earth with humility, spend night for their Lord in prostration and prayer and many more. Mufti Menk left with suratul Tahrim verse 6 “O you who believe save yourself and your family members from fire”.
Ramadan 1437H 2016 from Bosmont Masjid in Johannesburg, South Africa, Episode 27
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah, 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 We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless them all and to bless every single one of us to grant us goodness in this world and the next May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive our shortcomings. May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept from us the few good deeds that we've done in our lives. May Allah grant us Jenna to fill those May He grant us freedom from the fire. I mean, my brothers and sisters, Allah subhanho wa Taala
has made mention of many important lessons and we do know so to know is filled with a lot of guidance. And in that Allah subhana wa Taala instructs us that when we have disputes between us, we should resolve them and solve them in a matter that is ordained by Allah subhanho wa Taala It is normal for us to have misunderstandings even within the home sometimes you may have a misunderstanding similarly, when it comes to community members when it comes to members of the Muslim Ummah, it is possible we will definitely have a few misunderstandings, perhaps some disputes, let us never let shapen make the dispute such that we cannot solve it, we cannot resolve it. There
is always a solution. Remember that sometimes we need to be bigger than the problem and we need to give him for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Obviously, if there is great destruction for the oma as a result of us giving him we don't give him we have to stand in for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the protection of the oma May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease, but there are people whom they will call you to solve their problems in accordance with that which Allah has revealed. when it suits them, when it does not suit them. They are far away they want to seek another way of solving the problem. Perhaps they will go to the courts, perhaps they will go
elsewhere. Perhaps they will choose a different method all together. This applies when it comes to laws of inheritance as well. It applies when it comes to matters of dispute regarding divorce, child custody and access etc. and it applies in so many different aspects of living. This number 48 of solo to know Allah subhanho wa Taala says what either Joe, in a lie he was only he Leah Kuma
when they are called to resolve their disputes in accordance with the law of Allah subhanho wa Taala you find the group from amongst them turning away and Allah subhanho wa Taala warns us, Allah subhanho wa Taala says very clearly what he
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when the right of this or when they are achieving something by going to the solution that Allah has provided, they rush they're very fast. They are quick to tell you let's go and sort it out according to what Allah says because they know that if I go that way, it's great to be on my side, but it's not on my site I go elsewhere. Allah says in America Nicola, meaning either do
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the qualities of the true believers, the true believers are those who when they are called to resolve a matter in accordance with how Allah subhanho wa Taala has decided on what Allah subhanho wa Taala has decided, they would say we heard and we have adopted, we have surrendered, we have accepted, whether it is for you or against you in a material way, it will always be for you. In the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala I might lose a little bit of money according to me. But if that was the solution that Allah subhanho wa Taala had declared, I'm in a win win situation I can never lose. The same applies to custody of children. The same applies to access of the children. The same
applies to the laws of inheritance, you can never lose if you fulfill what Allah subhanho wa Taala says if you don't, it might seem like you've gained something. But long term, there is a great loss. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us a deep understanding that was verse number 48. up to verse number 51. To know And towards the end of the Torah, Allah subhanho wa Taala warns those who go against the instruction of the messenger yet again, Allah is telling us that it's not only the Quran that you should be following, but even the instruction of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is considered revelation and it is divine. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding.
So he says verse number 63 of that surah familia there in Naveen, are you fine
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any wounds those who go against the instruction of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that they will be tested with a great test or a painful punishment will befall them. That's why we always say when something disastrous happens in our lives, it's not necessary that that's a punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But if we just cannot handle it, and we find ourselves having lost contentment, perhaps we have done something wrong in our lives, perhaps we've deserved it. Maybe we've wronged a human being, maybe we have gone against the instruction of Allah. This is why one of the best ways of helping yourself or saving yourself from the punishment of Allah is to seek forgiveness. Keep on
seeking forgiveness, ask Allah again and again.
Throughout the day, 100 times and more. That's what the Prophet salallahu Salam used to do yet he didn't need it with us. We need it but we don't do it. Did you know if you seek Allah's forgiveness, even if the punishment was about to fall on you, he will hold it back. He makes that quite clear. Why mecanim law
Allah would not punish them while they are seeking forgiveness love May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us What a beautiful way of saving ourselves something happens disastrous start saying Allah forgive me all I've done wrong start thinking of the wrong you've done say well I did this I did that I'm I was totally wrong, it was unacceptable. I seek your forgiveness. Don't be embarrassed to ask Allah forgiveness he will open your doors brothers and sisters the next surah and this is the last surah we will be discussing in this part one of save you yourself series, we have had 30 episodes in total, this is the 30th 127 in the evenings of Ramadan, plus the three Juma has that we did have.
So this is the 30th one but in order to complete the rest of the Quran, inshallah we will have a part two of the Save yourself CDs, there was no point in rushing through without having expressed a little bit of detail regarding some of the points that we went through. I'd rather speak slowly and extract beautiful powerful reminders for myself and yourself, then to whip through it and not have it achieved anything. So this is why we say Soon, we will end with that surah inshallah, and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to accept it from us. The first point, the first point, we need to save ourselves from thinking bad about others. It happens a lot of the times, you work hard, you earn a
little bit and you work even harder, and you earn a bit more and after 10 years, you afford to buy a Mercedes right? And what happened thereafter. You notice the Imam of the masjid is already driving an S Class. Subhan Allah immediately shaitan comes to the mind, but he's supposed to be just a NEMA. What is he doing? Right? doesn't check my email is not supposed to go beyond the Corolla.
And he's got two wives perhaps a Camry May Allah Subhana Allah forgive us.
That's any man he's not supposed to have a car like that. He's an Imam. He's a religious men. We will actually go to him sometimes a mom you know you're setting a very bad precedent here. Because I tell you, you're supposed to be a person worried about the dean, the dean, not the junior, the junior. Leave it to us guys. And Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us. These are statements that shape and makes us say shaytan makes us think we are the only people entitled to wealth. No one else must live luxury. If they live comfortable. They've either either dealing in drugs, they either stealing pinching, you know they call them hot products. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us. But why do
we think so evil about others they are also sweating, perhaps a lot dangle the carrot for them or not just dangling but Allah gave him the carrot. So Pamela, Allah might have opened the doors in a miraculous way. The man came out to work first day and suddenly 2 million Rand deal and you've been trying for so long. It was the Baraka maybe he's, you know, said Jada, it's called a masala as well. Perhaps he ripped it in the night making dua to Allah and here comes the morning and all the money starts flowing, it can happen. The wealth belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Remember that? So don't feel in your heart. What is he doing? How come he's in the market? How come he's doing well,
he's not supposed to be dealing in motor vehicles. For example, He can't have such a luxurious home. Why? How come? No, no, my brothers and sisters. That was something uttered from the time of Adam alayhis salatu salam going down. When people started picking on messengers they picked on them in this regard. How come he's got money? Why does he go to the market? How come he's wearing nice clothing? How come he's got the perfume that smells the whole mustard smells are Allahu Akbar. Listen to what Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at the time, the co founder of brush, they started passing comments. If you
This man was a true prophet. If he was a real religious person, he would never be found in the market, nor would he be found eating all sorts of foods. He would be a simple man and he would not be interested in the marketplace. So it started hurting Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam because he knew that these people are making a mistake. I'm a messenger from Allah, they are uttering evil words that will only result in a bad effect on them, not to me. This is why when you speak bad about someone, you are actually harming yourself. Think about it. Save yourself by not speaking bad about others. When you talk bad about someone, you are harming your own self stop and say good things
about them say good words about others. So Allah says, verse number seven of Sudoku can work on O'Malley suniya Guna
Lola, Xena, elimelech una una de la. They said, why is this messenger eating such food and why is he going into the marketplaces? Allah should send down an angel to be with him as a warner May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us from uttering words against our brothers and sisters know many verses later, verse number 20. Allah subhanho wa Taala comforts Muhammad Allah Allah Allah, He gives him a comforting word, a verse that we read today as an ibadah an act of worship, he says,
O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
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We want you to know that we have never ever sent any messenger before you accept that he has also eaten food and gone into the marketplace. So you don't worry about them You carry on doing your thing may Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant those in a slight bit of authority, the heart to increase the salaries of their incomes and religious people say aloud I mean,
now you better take money out of your pockets and donate to the mustard inshallah.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease my brothers and sisters, we look at the Allah we want them to take us through two gentlemen, but in this dunya we don't even want to help them live a life of a slight bit of comfort and we want the eternal comfort by the guidance of the same scholars. How Subhan Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us and guide us I see quite a few looking like imams just smiling at me Mashallah Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all and grant us ease. My brothers and sisters another very powerful point, do you know that your company affects you, no matter how you look at it, either in a good way or a bad way it has a
positive impact on you or a negative. Make sure you are in the company that is always positive. Look at the verse, verse number 27 of surah two Furqan Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how on the Day of Judgment, those who have bad company and that led them to do bad things. They will regret it in such a way that they will want to eat up their own hands in regret. In the Arabic language. When you say someone is eating their hands in regret, it means it is the height of regret. They regret it so badly. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says verse number 27, why oma
Juma Sunni, says Lisa Vila, on that day,
the one who has wronged himself will be saying
Oh, I wish that I had not had such and such a person as my friend.
Why oh my
god de yaku Yalla eternal tomorrow Sunni Sabina he will say I wish that I had chosen the the path of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I wish that I didn't have such and such a person as my friend. He led me astray. After I had seen the right path. I knew I was reading the right path. After that he led me astray Oh Allah, I wish I didn't have him as my friend. Brothers and sisters save yourself from now by having friends whom when the time of Salah comes, they are not. They cannot sit until they fulfill their Salah. They are restless until the Salah is done. Those are the type of types of friends you and I need to have so that on the Day of Judgment, we can smile and we
can go together to gentlemen because we've helped each other lead a beautiful life in the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala This is why we say the importance of your friends. Let's move on
the last few verses of Surah Al Furqan. Starting from verse number 63 going right to the end these verses
extremely important because they describe something that should be your dream and mine.
Allah describes a bad man, the true worshipers of the Most Merciful. Who are they? Allah describes them, I want to be one of those. And so do you don't you, you don't you want to be the true worshipers of the Most Merciful known as abajo, Rama. So Allah says, a bad man, they have the following qualities. And then he makes mention of a long list of qualities, I want you to listen to every one of them, because you can be from the true worshipers of the Most Merciful in a way that when you arrive on the Day of Judgment, you are given VIP treatment, when I tell you, my brothers and sisters, those of us who might know how it feels like to be picked out of a crowd and told you
know what you come through, you don't have to stand in the queue, some kind of law, imagine going to the Home Affairs or going anywhere else, or going where there is a long queue and someone knows you from the authorities, and they come to you and say come step aside. And you look at them and you start smiling, everyone looks at you and starts thinking Who's he Subhana Allah, may Allah Subhana Allah, Allah grant us ease, and you're so happy that at least my things are all done in the dunya it's not so important to get that type of treatment, but it is much more important to have the treatment on the Day of Judgment. Everyone's struggling, and you are told, you know, it's very hot
on this day, come, we have a special shade for you. Allahu Akbar, mela content for us.
So Allah says, ye bad man in
the first quality surprisingly, Allah says, The true worshipers of the Most Merciful are those who walk on earth with utmost humility, meaning their character and conduct is developed to the highest degree. You want to be a worshipper of align the two things, develop your character, develop your conduct, learn how to walk, learn how to speak, learn how to have a good expression on your face, learn how to have a positive impact on those who are with you learn how to say good words, you will be a worshipper of the Most Merciful, the true ones. But if you swear, if you're a person who's arrogant, if you're haughty, if you think that you better than the rest, how do you expect to be
from among those who are a true worshipper of Allah subhanho wa Taala who are true worshipers of Allah subhana wa Tada. So Allah says, they are the ones whom when they walk on Earth, they walk with humility, with either Fatah hormonal, Johanna una todos Allah when the ignorant talk to them, the true worshipers of the Most Merciful, they just say peace and they walk away. They don't engage in futile discussion with people who want to argue with people who are ignorant. They rise above all of that they just greed, Santa, that means PC and they walk away. That's it. Some people they are not worth talking to more than the salon. We spoke about that yesterday. Sometimes you just want to stay
away. You know this person, I just need to stay Salam Alaikum Alaikum wa sallam, the minute they start a deeper discussion, pretend like you didn't even hear what they say. Pretend like you didn't even hear you fulfilled the minimum duty that was your Salam and the response army. And you just need to carry on Subhana Allah why some of the ignorant they are, they want to drop you as they themselves have dropped. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not let that happen to us. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala only after making mention of character and conduct, he then speaks about the same true worshipers of the merciful will levena be a tuna niobium Superjet.
Those who spend the night those who spend the night for their Lord in the position of frustration and standing in prayer.
I call on you my brothers and sisters and myself
to try this even if it means once in a while, once a month, once a week, once a year, sometime in Ramadan the last few days. Let's go for it. This milah get up a little bit earlier for sure that is the time for the 100 and make a little bit of Salah for the sake of Allah cry to him seek forgiveness. Don't just get up in one to munch at that time of the morning and fight for your food and your porridge. No Get up and call out to Allah subhanho wa Taala Oh Allah bless me, Grant me goodness, my children, my offspring have a concern for the generations that will come after you. Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of it. My brothers and sisters, it's not impossible for us to
do it once in a while. And I tell you if you do it once in a while, it will lead you to increasing the frequency. You'll enjoy it so much. It will increase in frequency May Allah grant us regularity in that which is over and above the foreign over and above that which is compulsory. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us then Allah says they are the ones who invoke us they call out to us we spoke about how they spend the night in Salah, but they also call out to Allah while learning
they are the ones who say oh our
turn away from us the fire of Jannah save us from the fire of Johanna the fire of how save us from it. They are worried that if we die, we do not want to be cast into hellfire. My brothers and sisters keep on repeating that from time to time. When you think of it, just say Oh ALLAH forgive me, Oh Allah, Grant me savior from the fire of john, etc, etc. These type of drugs they will help. Sometimes we are sitting quietly, our mouths are shut. moisten your lips a little bit with some of these good words. It doesn't cost you anything. You don't have a battery by your lips, so that your tongue needs a charge in order to wag now Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us if it was gossip,
people would engage in it without any form of backing of an eyelid. But when it comes to remembering Allah seeking His forgiveness, asking a lot to protect us from jahannam, then people are found lacking. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us is, then Allah says the true worshipers of the Most Merciful are those whom when they spend, they are wise in spending. They are neither extravagant. Nor do they hold back. There is a balance between the two. Some people are so miserly, they hold back on to their wealth, let them know that wealth is not going to help them when they die. They'd rather spend it in a good way. And some as such, they will only waste money. That's it, where it is
needed. They don't have the brain to spend it where it is not needed, they will throw it in the 1000s and the millions that Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us from those the true worshipers of the merciful or those who understand how to spend one levena either.
They are the ones who when they spin, lamb new seafood to work and
they are neither wasteful nor are they miserly, but they have a balance between the two. Then when Levine and I are there.
They are the ones who do not call out to anyone besides Allah subhanho wa Taala
that is a very, very powerful verse. They are the ones who do not call out to anyone besides Allah. If you know your Quran, if you have read the English of the Quran, if you have understood the Quran, the word of Allah, nobody will be able to fool you in this regard. If you are fooled in this regard, and you think that you can call out to anyone besides Allah subhanho wa Taala it definitely means you haven't read the Quran. You haven't looked into the words of Allah because the primary message in the whole Quran that every messenger has echoed in their lives as well is call out to Allah alone. That's it. So Allah says, to worshipers of mine of those who call out to me alone, may Allah
subhanho wa Taala strengthen us. It is one of the most important aspects of a Muslim and a movement. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us guidance and easy so my brothers and sisters, immediately after that, Allah says
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true worshipers of the Most Merciful do not commit murder, nor do they commit adultery.
SubhanAllah you want to be a true worshipper of Allah subhanho wa Taala no murder committed, you don't take away a life given by Allah subhanho wa Taala who gives you the authority to take away a life that was given by the same one who gave you your life?
And Allah subhanho wa Taala says they don't commit adultery. Now you pause for a moment, immorality and adultery. Many people will say you know what, to a certain degree I've fallen into that someone will come and say I've fallen into it in a bigger way. Some will say in a smaller way. Allah doesn't want you to lose Oh, you can still be from among those who are true worshipers of the Most Merciful because immediately after that Allah subhanho wa Taala says, a llama.
how Allah chooses to speak about Toba when it comes to these two things,
especially after immorality, Allah says, If you really want to be a worship of the Most Merciful, the exception, the exception meaning those who will be punished, there will be an exception. And the exception is those who seek forgiveness and do good deeds. After they have sought forgiveness. Allah says we will take their bad deeds, we will convert them into good on the right side of the scale on the Day of Judgment. That's how merciful we are. So never lose hope. No matter what you've done in the past. The past is the past.
Let today be a day when
We turn over a new leaf and we start for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala my brothers and sisters, that is not impossible. It is not impossible. You just require a dedication, commitment to the one who made you and I promise you, your life will begin to blossom in every single way. So Allah subhanho wa Taala then says,
those who repent Allah subhanho wa Taala will forgive their sins.
When leadin Allah, una Zhou, ye
kirana those who do not bear false witness, those who don't lie.
This is speaking about bearing witness, not only in a courtroom, where the caddy is or the judge is, and you bear false witness, that is a very high level of disbelief in Allah and hypocrisy. It is one of the major major sins, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam set up and he said Allah.
He says those who bear false witness, there is a severe warning for them severe in this world and the next. Even sometimes amongst ourselves, we lie, we lie to one another about one another. It's false witness at times, we bearing false witness about someone else. Why? My brothers and sisters, let's not do that. Let's be honest people, let's be upright, we will earn the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says the true believers are those whom when they pass by something few times in vain, they don't waste their time. They just walk past. You see people doing something that is nonsensical, something that is a waste of time, if you're a true worshipper
of Allah, you know, my clock is ticking. The hourglass that I have the grains of sand, regarding my own life, are actually dropping as I am breathing. So I don't want to waste it now sitting and you know, spending time doing nothing, I'd rather do something constructive. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala help us that's quite a deep one. Because today, wasting time is interpreted in by different people in different ways. For some people, you know, a football match is a waste of time. And for others that's a religion on its own. It starts with Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala Forgive us, you need to strike a balance. I'm not saying it's wrong, but I am saying don't do so prioritizing it over Allah
and the instructions that Allah has placed over you. People are watching a football match and I tell you, your two favorite teams are playing and guess what happens suddenly, it goes into overtime because the score is a draw one one or not not. And that's the time when the more has been calls for Salah. What happens that is when you will be able to realize what you've done. If you can turn it off, get up and say to Allah, you have succeeded my brothers and sisters you have succeeded. But if you think now come on only today Today it's okay I can delay my brother's a football match and you gave up your link with Allah. It could have been the time when the last opportunity for you to pray
on time it has happened to people people have died like that. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us.
Then Allah says and this is a beautiful point one levena
those who are two worshipers of the Most Merciful when they are reminded about anything to do with Allah subhanho wa Taala they never ever tend to turn a deaf ear or a blind eye. They take it seriously. They are thankful and they are grateful that they have been reminded.
If you're a true worshipper of Allah remind us of Allah and His verses and the Hadith and the upright Deen they will make you happy or they will make you really really happy. I'm so excited that someone reminded me to fulfill my Salah. Let me take it seriously those are true believers. And the last point Allah says they are the ones who make do out for their children and the offspring not just for themselves when Medina una buena Habana mean as well Gina, Gina
They are the ones who say Oh Allah bless us, grant us from our spouses and our children make us or make them the coolness of our eyes but they don't stop there because many of us we make a drop or Allah make my son regular inshallah, but you don't reach Allah. Oh Allah make my son the person who's not on drugs but you're on drugs or law make my son not go to the casinos but you gambling Allah protect my son from pornography, but you watching pornography, what's the point? So this is why when we make to our for our children at the end, this class is what
make us the leaders of the righteous ourselves, then our children, brothers and sisters, I'm sure a lot has been said. I'm sure we've learned a lot of lessons we need to save ourselves and our offspring from the fire. I end with verse number six of Sudoku. Yeah.
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Have you who believe Save yourselves and your family members from the fire? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant the Savior from the fire was Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah Subhana Allah Allahu
Allah Allah hi lanta