Ramadan 2017 – Save Yourself – Part 2 – Episode 27
Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2017
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Final Episode of the Ramadan 2017 series.
- Taraweeh Lecture at Masjidul Quds Gatesville Cape Town
- Date : 21st June 2017
- Topic : Save Ourselves Part 2
- Speaker : Mufti Ismail Menk
Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu
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, the owner of absolutely everything in existence. Wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Afghani halka Juma in Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi. Juma in what? In a woman who can be a son in elomi? Did we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household his companions May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them, bless every one of us and grant us forgiveness. We commenced by saying Allahumma in NACA for one, two hibbeler 4510 Allah you are most forgiving you love to forgive, so
forgive us. Yeah, Allah. My brothers and sisters, we have completed the Quran tonight. This will be the last of the series, save yourselves. If we look at it, I started last year we had saved yourself part one. And this year, we continued save yourself part two. This is the final episode we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to accept it from us and to grant us true change in our lives for the right reasons and in the positive and correct direction. I mean, my brothers and sisters, the Quran has in it. Many types of verses, the three primary types of verses in the Quran, number one, it has in it stories of the past, which means that does not reduce the Quran to a book of a stone ferula tales,
like some people say, we need to word things very carefully. It is a book that has in it the accurate details of what happened before us. So when Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions the story of Adam alayhis salam, the stories of the previous prophets, he is mentioning them for a reason for us. We need to learn what happened to them what may happen to us if we were to follow the wrong path. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned specific details and he omits certain details that perhaps may not be exactly according to His divine knowledge of our relevance. So what is in the Quran? absolutely important, what has been explained by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam
absolutely important. If there is anything beyond that, in terms of the stories of the past, we actually do not need that detail. We're not going to be asked about it. Allah subhanho wa Taala is not going to ask you on the Day of Judgment. Tell me what happened to Adam, for example, and a salatu salam. But what is in the Quran, it's our duty, it's the word of Allah, he has revealed it for a reason, all the verses are actually valid. The second type of verses, the verses that have within them, the predictions of what is going to happen in the future. So you have for example, the day of judgment, the description of the the end of times, what will happen, some of the signs, etc.
These prophecies everything mentioned in the Quran. These are a large number of verses in the Quran. And we as meaning and believe is believe firmly that this is the absolute truth, it will definitely happen.
The third type of verses which is extremely important verses that have what is known as Akuma by Nana, they have rules and regulations regarding our living that which happens between us that which happens in our lives. Now in order to fulfill these rules and regulations. We need to understand them. When Allah speaks about Salah Salah is prayer. You cannot choose to do what you want and substantiated by saying Allah says we're Akiko salata wa to sakata. So I'm going to give one shoe away, for example, to the man who lives down the road. And I'm going to for example, perhaps hop on my feet for 10 minutes and then that's my prayer. You cannot do that. There is a method there is an
understanding there are conditions for Salah you need to have to do you need to learn about it from the Sunnah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So the verses are all applicable. It's not like it's not applicable. But the method of application is where we need to understand we go back to the sooner we understand the context of Revelation, we look at what happened and we look at how to apply the rules and regulations what is foreign compulsory, what is sooner, what is nothing. This is explained elsewhere, not necessarily in the Quran, Subhan Allah, how many Salah they are where they are meant to be fulfilled, how they are meant to be fulfilled? Where are you facing the conditions,
the rules and the regulations. The same applies to soccer and for your information. The same applies to jihad, FISA vilella many of us speak about jihad, and unfortunately, I have been misquoted and some out of mischief have said that I said that the verses of jihad are irrelevant inapplicable It does not matter anymore, etc. These were Tales of the past although Billa May Allah
Anahata Allah says goddess that is the furthest from the truth. The reality is, the verses are applicable, but the application of those verses governed by strict conditions, rules, regulations, do's and don'ts, where, when how, etc. If you don't look at it, you cannot just kill those who are around you from among the non Muslims or those you disagree with, or those whom it suits you to call them, for example, kuffaar and you start killing and harming and hitting and taking a verse of the Quran to substantiate your misbehavior and your unacceptable action. And then you say this is Jihad v. Sabina, it is not at all jihad. That is not what the verses were revealed for these verses are
indeed valid, but let's not be confused. The application of these verses are governed with very strict conditions, rules regulation, just like Salah there is a time there is a there is a place you have to face a certain direction, you will start in a certain way you will do certain things, there has to be all these conditions, rules and regulations met and then your two units of prayer shall be accepted. So the same applies let's not misconstrue when there were instructions that were issued to the Sahaba of the lava and boom, they were definitely for the Sahaba of the lava and home. Like I've always said the lesson is for every one of us, but how to extract rules and regulations from those
verses is not the job of everyone. It is the job of the specialists, those who know those who are the jurists and the jurisprudence experts, they will look into those verses and they will translate they will explain this is how you derive a ruling. This is when it is applicable. This is what was meant by this verse, here is another verse explaining this verse. And I explained yesterday when I was talking about the surah tahina, and I explained about the relationship of the Muslims with the Kufa and I told you that in verse number nine, Allah says that he does not prohibit you from having a relationship with those from among the Kufa who have not fought you. They have not harmed you,
they have not driven you out of your homes. Subhan Allah And here comes a wise crack, taking a verse of the Quran saying all the non Muslims need to be killed. Allah, how did he get that? It's this is what we say when we say be careful. The application of these verses is very, very strictly governed by rules, regulations, and conditions. We need to understand them. Islam is definitely a religion of peace in this Masjid, perhaps 10 years back, I had said that Islam is a religion of peace, it stands for peace, it promotes peace, it will mean peace when you practice it, you will achieve the peace in the dunya and the alpha May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an understanding, I felt it important
to clarify this because there are so many people out there on social media and elsewhere who put words into your mouth, and they make you say things that you never meant and you never ever said but it suits them and their agenda to do that. Therefore, they try and tarnish not just you but the message of the deen and they try and con the unsuspecting masses into believing that Islam promotes the haphazard killing of anyone you disagree with. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us. That is definitely something that I felt in my heart needed clarification. And I'm thankful to Allah for giving me this opportunity to clarify this. My brothers and sisters we move on to Surah two de where
Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah, two Dara many factors and I'm going to pick up a few points from a few of the sutras that we've read. As you know, we read a lot of sutras in Surah. Allah reminds us of the beginning, there was a time before you were born, before your father was born, before you ever existed when you were not in existence at all, Allah put you into existence in soul form, he blew that soul into a body and then you became known as a person. So Allah says in the opening with hell at
Santa hain, oh, Mina de la Mia. Shay
showing the insignificance of men had the time not passed, during which man was nothing to be mentioned of. Not at all. Today, people refer to you and me with our names. There was a time when perhaps, or those who don't know our names, they might say he or she. We were at a certain stage neither referred to by our names because we didn't exist. No, he knows she knows it. Subhan Allah. And did you know something very interesting. When you die? You go back to that.
Think about it. What's your name? So say your name in your mind. Okay. And then try and remember a day when you were in the presence of people who had perhaps a deceased person of their family with them. What did they refer to that person as when they had to carry Say for example, a person whose name was Abdullah.
Did they say, brothers bring up the law here? No. They said, Bring the body here, you became known as the body. Why? Because your name was no longer relevant, you are gone. It's your body, your body needs to go into the grave. If you take a careful look at this, it goes to show you that this identity of yours is relevant while you're alive for the Jr. in the era, you will be known by the name, but that is only when you are giving this up and thereafter. But between now and then when you're buried, bring the body here lower the body. Nobody ever says lower Mohammed or Abdullah into the grave. No one uses your name at that stage. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us
an understanding, let's save ourselves from the torment of the grave by realizing that we were so insignificant and we will be returned into insignificance except for those who have done good deeds and who believe. So let's believe in the Almighty, and in the last day, and in Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and whatever we are required to believe in and let's try our best by doing the best of deeds and by seeking the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah says in verse number 27 of the same Surah Surah Surah number 76 of the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala says
una buena de la
de la speaking about the evil people, the hypocrites, those who who follow their whims and fancies, Allah says those people they love that which is right here right now. And they are forgetting about the day behind them which is going to come that will be Yeoman tequila and a very heavy day. Those who commit sin and forget Allah subhanho wa Taala follow their whims and fancies Allah says they are forgetting a very heavy day that's going to come for them at some stage, it's going to come for them. So from this verse, Allah is reminding us tend to me Subhana Allah turned to me no matter what you've done, seek my forgiveness. That is why I have reminders in the Quran. Allah Subhana Allah May
Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease the same applies inshallah to Allah we hear it so many times don't resub be his motto beacon Allah I'm sure we hear it a lot. It's as soon not to be read sometimes inshallah to later sometimes it's harder to Juma, etc. It's a sooner beautiful surah in it. There is verse number 16 that makes mention of the same thing. Belt thirunal hayata Dunia 102 100 Oh,
the nature of man is such that he gives preference to this worldly life, not realizing that the ophira is actually better and everlasting. So don't prefer this worldly life over the life of the hereafter. You can enjoy this life on condition that you do not compromise the enjoyment of the hereafter. Subhana Allah How amazing is Allah? He didn't tell you divorce yourself from this world. He says live in the world enjoy it. But with the rules and regulations. Every country has rules. Every place has rules and regulations Humala, every religion has rules and regulations. The same applies to Islam, we may be stricter, but that is because Allah wants you to be in a better place.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us And may Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to save ourselves. I mean,
the same applies when Allah describes in Surah abis which is the 18th surah of the Quran the same day, the last day Subhana Allah, it's amazing how Allah says, On that day, men will be in such a big problem that he will be prepared to give as ransom his own family members. Take my son, take my wife, take my mother, take my brother, but don't punish me. I start Viola. In fact, Allah says men will run away will run away from his loved ones because he's worried about himself. I don't want to carry the burdens of someone else. Subhan Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease with number 34 to 37 Allah says, yo maya, Mr. Amin as he was me what Abby was Ah, hey, Betty Rabbani
licola. Marry him in whom Yama
Mooney money on that day man will run away from his brother, his mother, his father, his wife, and his child. Each person Allah says will be worried with his own shotgun with his own issue with his own problem with his own matter. May Allah make that day easy for us, my brothers and sisters, I want to inform you of something beautiful. If you keep on asking Allah to make for you easy the Day of Judgment, he will make it easy for you. So ask him often, if you ask Allah, Allah helped me in my grave when I'm all alone. It will just be you and I have mercy on me on that day. If you keep asking Allah that He will have mercy upon you in the grave because that you are you make this application.
It is registered. When it is registered, you are gone to the doctor.
By the will of Allah it is not gone to waste. So take your time to make a dua ask Allah to help you in your grave. ask Allah to help you in the hereafter asked him constantly to make it easy for you the day you've got to hand in your accounts and to forgive you, I promise you, you will save yourself from the calamity of that day.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala save a soul
circle in Fatah What a powerful surah in it. That is Surah number 82 verse number six Allah says, Oh man,
what has deceived you against your own maker that you've turned away from him? Yeah, I you
can carry me. Oh man, what has deceived you away from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Don't be deceived. It is Allah the most honored, the most honorable, the most honoring. He is your Lord. Don't be deceived. He made you you have no option but to worship Him. Subhan Allah, Allah says, Allah, Allah Kaka fossa wacka Dalek. It is He Who made you He created you. He formed you He gave you the form and he fashioned you He gave you your posture. SubhanAllah he gave you your identity. Allah says in your turning away from him. Don't turn away from Allah. Go back to Allah. Don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah no matter what happens. Go back to Allah worship Him. Which of him constantly change your
life? seek His forgiveness. This is a beautiful eve of Ramadan. There are people whom Allah flees from Hellfire every night of Ramadan, including tonight. May Allah write our names being from among those. So my brothers and sisters, what a powerful reminder. Then we have Surah Al Motta 15, out of 15 is Surah. Number 83 of the Quran, the opening verses remind us of those who cheat in business.
shortchange someone, deceive someone,
lie to them, sell them a product, cheating them, whatever else has happened, but we've cheated in business. Do you know what Allah says?
Leo Minami. Do those people not think that they are going to be resurrected on a huge day and answerable for what they've done? Do they not think before they cheat before they rub people in business? Just because of $1? Just because of a Rand something material? you've you've now gained it in the dunya. Allah says, But hang on, there is a heavy, heavy, heavy day that's going to come to you, don't you think of it? Do those people who cheat not consider the fact that there is a day going to come when they will never get away with what they did? So let's save ourselves. Let's not cheat in business. Be honest, be upright, be straightforward. May Allah help all those in debt to
pay their debt say Amen.
And may Allah help every one of us in our businesses that we are granted profit that has Baraka and blessings in it? And may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us happy with the profit that we have in the way that we are blessed rather than having so much but in a way that we've robbed and cheated May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us. The next surah that I'm going to talk about is a powerful surah we read tonight in in tarawih, surah to Doha. This surah has it come to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and to all those who perhaps may be saddened for some reason, sometimes you call out to Allah and you think to yourself, that perhaps Allah is upset with me. Sometimes you want Allah in
your life so badly and you think maybe Allah is upset with me. So Allah gives comfort in Surah to Doha, it is a powerful surah to read when you are sad, read it with its meaning and find out why it is so powerful. Allah says mama dakara bukoba Mk Allah, Allah has not forsaken you know, is he upset with you? Subhan Allah. There was a time when revelation had stopped for a while, and Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam was looking forward to it. And he thought for a moment perhaps Allah might be upset with me, Allah revealed vs. No, Allah has not forsaken you know Is he upset with you so Han Allah Wa La,
boca de la la. Very soon, Allah will give you so much until you become absolutely happy. That's what Allah says. So in this world, the life alone might not have given you that but Allah says hang on soon, we're going to give you in such quantity that you will be absolutely happy. So don't worry my brothers, my sisters, Allah will give you He knows when it is right for you to get what you want. May Allah subhanahu wa taala make us happy. So that surah we should be going through it in Sharla. I'm not going to go through the entire surah but please take your translated plans and look into the meanings of it and see what it's all about. It will give you
Lots of comfort especially when you said the next Flora as well called Sora the Shara or alumna Shara surah, number 94 of the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in that surah in the
Quran in surah Nusra. You know what that actually means, indeed with every difficulty, there are two points of ease. With every difficulty there is ease. And with the same difficulty, there is another point of ease. If you look at the linguistics of this particular surah so magnificent that Allah is telling us when you have hardship, search for the ease in your hardship, you will find that ease in your hardship, there will be two constellations for you in every hardship, but you need to search for it. You need to understand what is it I can tell you one right here right now. Most hardship that we have in our lives. The first is, is it draws us closer to Allah. Amazing. The first point of
ease for the hardship is it draws us closer to Allah as soon as it's a disaster in your life. What do you do? Your Salah falls in place, you make Toba quickly, you start listening properly, you cut your sins you actually come with 100 you reading sir? What is that? It's a beautiful point of ease. Allah says, Well, we love you. That's why we testing you in the law either I have done it Allah. When Allah loves his worshiper, he puts a test in his life more and more. Why? To keep you occupied with worship. Because if Allah blesses you with everything you want, you might forget and you might become lazy, you might become too comfortable. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us from his mercy
Amin. Then in Surah, two teen what Tini was a tune, we hear the surah often in it, Allah says I have created man in the best posture. naka de la Kunal Santa Fe, Sangeeta boo him, I have created man in the best possible posture. Now when Allah says the best, it is a challenge. challenge for everyone. try and come up with something better than man. Try and put any organ of mankind in a place where you think it's better for that organ to be you will never ever come up with it. So much so that today we have people who have created robots, you know the robots, they want the robots to take over from human beings. What did they do? The robot also has two legs, two hands, the head, the face the
side? The videos that they see by the cameras right here. Everything. Why is it postured exactly like man, for what? Because man is the best posture you cannot come up with anything better than what Allah did. Look at your five fingers. Can you replace anyone in any other place? Imagine the thumb in the center stopzilla
look at your eyes. Can you imagine them anywhere else your nose? Imagine breathing from the back Subhanallah I wonder what would happen in the frontier? You probably have a history.
That's what would happen. You cannot imagine anything anywhere else your ear where your eyes are in your eyes on the side. I don't know. I'd be saying Salam aleykum the side and the other. I can't even imagine this. So Allah promises us Why does Allah say this? Allah says we created you in such a beautiful posture on the posture on Allah Who created that by being a person who is upright because Allah says in the very next dress from our O'Donoghue, as well as our feeling in Allah Nina man huami lasagna
besides those who believe and do good deeds,
the rest are dropped to a very low level, how can you be given something by Allah, you don't worship him? You have no idea. You don't worship he who made you, you are not appreciative of such an elegant, respectable posture that Allah gave you. SubhanAllah what type of respected Allah give you when people see you they see the most beautiful part of you, your face. Subhana Allah.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala guidance. So let's save ourselves by becoming people who honor that duty that we have unto Allah subhanho wa Taala
in the surah, that follows that as soon as will Allah, I just want to speak about the first verse. If Allah Subhana Allah, what does it mean? Read read. Now, there is an instruction given to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and you and I know that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the most highly educated ever, without a doubt.
But he was unlettered.
That's why we should not be using the word illiterate, because illiterate is a cheap word. We use the word unlimited in the sense that Allah did not want him to recognize the letters for a purpose, because when he brought what he brought, no one could say he read it from somewhere else. He studied it somewhere. He It was a revelation from Allah Subhana Allah. So Allah says to him read and and he said that time I can't read. And then he says, Allah told him if our Bismillah Arabic Allah Avi hurlock, reading the name of Allah Who has created
Why do I raise this point? Many of us in life, we think certain things are impossible. I teach you something today, nothing is impossible for Allah In the name of Allah, everything is possible. It's a matter of time. Allah tells Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam when he was saying, I can't believe or I'm not a reader, actually, he says ma Vickery, which means I'm not a reader. Allah says, read in the name of Allah, everything happened. He became Nabil of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the most highly educated, nothing is impossible for Allah, save yourself from thinking bad about Allah. By using the name of Allah whenever you want to do things Bismillah have hope in Allah, there is nothing
impossible for Allah, he can turn any situation he can give you that which you wish for and you want, even if it seems impossible to man, nothing is impossible for Allah subhanho wa Taala have that faith and have the conviction, we move on to
Sora to feel there is sudo to cuddle in the middle which speaks about the night of degree I've spoken about it already. So I'm not going to go into it. But so that will feel why I want to talk about it for a minute is because it is the surah number 105 where Allah makes mention of abraha who came from Yemen to try and destroy the Kaaba, which was the house of Allah, He came with the elephant and it was virtually impossible to destroy that elephant but Allah destroyed it with a bird and some little pebbles from that bird. You know, the whole surah short one mentions how Allah destroyed their own elephants and the whole army was gone.
Allah says we made them perish in no time.
Allah will defend whatever belongs to him. Subhana Allah, no matter what, what belongs to Allah will continue. You have a Masjid, for example. This Masjid is run by funds, people donate. If you decide one day I don't want to donate. Do not think that the work of Allah is going to stop the only thing that happened. You jumped off the train, the train carried on Subhana Allah, that's a powerful point. Think about it. A lot kick you out because he didn't want you in such bless at work. That's why in your heart, you said I'm not going to give you see. This is why I keep on giving have your own cause that you always give for quietly in your own way. Sometimes if people know as a point of
encouragement, there's no harm but keep on giving. Don't ever withdraw from good work no matter what. Because the work of Allah will continue Allah will protect his Deen and if you want to harm the work of Allah, Allah will destroy you. Look at what Allah did. You want to harm the work of Allah, it's a matter of time before destruction comes May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us as I move to the last two surah of the Quran and I want to end with this surah alfalah uncertainness we need to go home tonight and look at the meanings of these two sutras in it. Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of verses of protection of mankind from the devil, from the jinn from the evil human beings
from jealousy and from the evil that might affect men in the darkness of the night, etc. So we are taught that if you want to be protected from jinkin, from evil from the evil eye, from those who intend to plot against you, and so on, you must read the last two surah of the Quran, Allah, Allah, Allah Allah has those two sutras every morning and every evening, thrice. That's the minimum. If you want to read them after every Salah it's a bonus, but if you read them morning and evening, so we read what is known as ayatul kursi thrice in the morning after solitude. And we read these two sutras you can add on to each class. So what we call the three last sutras they all start with pull
right thrice in the morning, thrice in the evening each, I promise you you will place around you a metal armor of protection against the jinn against the evil eye against black magic against people who intend to harm you against jealousy. And if you don't read these, you are the only one to blame. When some of this affects you. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to help us the reason I am this way to save ourselves from the black magic from the evil eye from jealousy from the jinn and from being harmed in such different ways. We need to read this so let's save ourselves by taking a moment while ah it doesn't take more than five to 10 minutes it does not take more than five to 10 minutes.
Invest in those 510 minutes every morning and evening after Salatin after Salah tomorrow sit and read this ayatul kursi thrice these three sutras and his last Falak and nurse read them thrice each. There are a few other very short to ask if you can learn them learn them Bismillah hinda de Lisle rosmini shavon sama Eva who was semi rollin to be Cali Mattila de Tamati Misha remark Allah inshallah, we will be praying
tected by Allah and we will save ourselves in the dunya and in the Akira, my brothers and sisters, we pray for each other that Allah grant agenda to fit those in the same way he has gathered us here. May Allah subhanho wa Taala gather us in the gardens of Jenna, may he save us from jahannam May he save us from the evil of this world and the next a coup colada or sallallahu wasallam ah Baraka and abena Mohammed Subhan Allah Subhana Allah Mohammed, the shadow Allah Allah Allah and Mr. hirokawa Tobu Nick