Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2019 Boost
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah hawala and he was happy.
We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala. We asked him, every goodness, we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to grant us, the best of this world and the next we asked him to grant cure to those who are sick and ill. And we asked him to have mercy upon those who have passed on. And we asked him to have mercy upon us the day he takes us away to, I mean, my beloved brothers, my sisters, this evening insalata Tara, we we heard verses of Surah Al Furqan. Across the globe, different massage it and different venues of Tara we move at different paces, and they read different parts of the Koran. So this evening, the 19th part
of the Quran, and the end of the 18th
the chapter, known as alpha con or the criterion, I'd like to pick up from this beautiful surah a few lessons that we could learn. These lessons are directly from Allah subhanho wa Taala. He tells us about what will be happening on the Day of Judgment, and he tells us what will be the issues that people will regret. Now, before we go into this, in our lives, there are so many things we want to get done. We'd like to perhaps we'd like to buy maybe a house or a car, or good food or nice clothing or beautiful accessories. We have a dream of getting married if we're not in if we are a dream of having children. And if we have the children a dream of them one day perhaps getting, you
know graduating, getting married, having their own children. So you ask Allah Allah keep me alive for as long as I have children. And then when you get children or law, I'd like to see them getting married. Then when they get married, Oh Allah, I'd like to see them having children, I want to be a grandfather or grandmother. And then when they are there, and Allah blesses you with that, you say, Oh Allah, let me see my grandchildren getting married. And when they are married, we then say, Oh Allah, let me see my grandchildren have children so that I can be a great grandfather or mother, it never stops. So Allah says, You know what, while you are thinking about all of what you want on
Earth, remember, there will be certain things you will regret when you come on the Day of Judgment. One of the things Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about very loud and clear is the distance between us and the revelation.
When there is a distance between us and the Quran, we will regret it. While God soon be in
The messenger says to Allah subhanho, wa Taala, oh, my God, look at my people, they have actually not given that exact value and respect and fulfilling the rights of this court and they have actually discarded it, they have forgotten it, they have set it aside, this is a complaint of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him about those who put the Quran on the side. So we don't want him to complain to Allah about us. Therefore, it's important for us to read the Quran, try and perfect the recitation, learn its meaning, bit by bit, put it into practice, the days of joy and the days of all sorts of
actions that we do, and little pieces of play and amusement that we actually engage in those days should not be within the transgression of Allah. And if we have passed in that way, there is always room to change and improve. As time passes, we get closer and closer to Allah. That's what it's all about. So point number one that I've raised this evening is to develop your connection with Allah with the revelation that Allah sent. Allah sends this revelation, one of the biggest regrets that man would have on the Day of Judgment is Allah sent you a message and you didn't bother looking at what that message was? Imagine your whole purpose of creation, encapsulated in a book and you
haven't bothered looking at that book? What a waste. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us from those. The second matter, the issue of company, the issue of your friends, the issue of those around you is raised very powerfully in this surah Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about those who will regret on the Day of Judgment. They
You will regret their company, the people they had around them. Those who are around you, they either encourage you to do good, or they encourage you to do bad. They may be discouraging you from good. Or if they were good people, they would discourage you from bad. You need to ask yourself two questions. What type of friends do I have? What type of people do I interact with? That is question number one. Question number two is, what type of a friend Am I to those whom I interact with? So these are two pertinent questions. Am I a good friend? Do I remind people about what's right and wrong? Do I remind people about their duty unto Allah slowly but surely, without attacking them
without hurting harming? But in a nice way putting forward what is correct and what would please Allah? Or am I a person who leads them astray after they actually knew the path and this is why one of the verses Allah subhanho wa Taala says, the person who has wronged himself and he's in regret he will say, yeah, later neilan toffee funan Halima la cada balani. I need victory, BARDA
any shape on when
he would say, Oh, I wish I did not have so and so as my friend. This person led me astray. After I, after the truth came to me. After Allah had guided me, then this person led me astray. And Allah says indeed, shaytan is a be deceiver. So these are the two messages that I wanted to mention this evening, when the verses were recited, I thought of it immediately. We must make mention of this surah
the regrets that man would have on the Day of Judgment. There are a lot but primarily regretting lack of connection with the revelation. And secondly, regretting friends that you have or have had, a lot of the times, when you have bad friends, they actually slow you down. And you don't achieve what you want to achieve. Even if it's just a school or a university. When those around you are not studious when those around you are not serious, you actually do not perform and you don't fulfill the way you would have had you been with good friends. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us is the last thing I'd like to mention before I close. This surah is called the criterion alpha on one of
the the secrets or it's not actually a secret, but one of the opinions is that when you adopt what Allah has instructed you to adopt, he automatically gives you the ability to distinguish between right and wrong between the darkness and light automatically when someone speaks. You know, within you, you can tell what's wrong with the speech because you know, Allah has given you this little Sixth Sense and the ability because of your closeness to Allah. When you are serious about your closeness to Allah. Allah gives you the ability to distinguish in another verse in Surah.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yeah,
Nina among in Turku, la hija Allah
O you who believe if you develop the proper relationship with Allah, if you develop your consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala you will definitely be granted from him the ability to distinguish, may Allah subhanho wa Taala not only grant us the ability to distinguish, but the ability to follow up thereafter in the right way. May Allah bless you all. akuto Kohli has a masala who has Salama Baraka Allah and Amina Mohammed was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.