Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2021 Boost
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah, ala alihi wa sahbihi edge mine, my brothers and sisters, if you look across the globe, the people engaging in that which is prohibited islamically have increased. And I'm speaking about the Muslims. So if you look at for example, intoxicants people are actually consuming and partaking of that which Allah has prohibited you and I know that anything that intoxicates your mind is actually prohibited. Mascara Kathy oho fatale Johann, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, that which intoxicates you if you were to consume a lot of it, then even a little of it is prohibited. Unfortunately, today, you have
people who are Muslim, they declare that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah, and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the messenger, but Subhana Allah, they actually are proud to say I only do a bit of weed that's it. They are proud to say, I only have a little social drink once in a while. In terms of alcohol. I have a small glass of wine once in a while. Not too bad, not too bad. Subhan Allah, look at how the terminology has changed. When Allah subhanho wa Taala says in mobile
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Allah lists for items from among those four he speaks about intoxicants come referring to anything that intoxicates and he speaks about gambling, any form of gambling. And he speaks about various things of the pagan times. And then he says, These are dirty things. They are ridges. Rich means impure, unclean, dirty, and at the same time, I'm Alicia pan, they are from the handiwork of the devil. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says fujitani boohoo, stay very far away from these things. So now you have some wisecracks coming and saying, Where does it say it's totally prohibited? Show me the verse. Show me the verse. It's like Xena and adultery. Allah says well at uporabo Xena don't even go
close to adultery. So someone might say where does it say it's not allowed? Show me where it says it. But that is the highest level of prohibition when Allah says don't even go close. So when it comes to intoxicants, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, stay far away from it for eternity. boohoo why now Allah come to flee home in order that you achieve success. You want to succeed, no intoxicants in your life at all, no matter what. Be strong. My brothers and sisters we can do better. We can do a lot better Subhan Allah, no intoxicants, no gambling we won't do it because why we want to succeed I want to see success, physical spiritual, religious closeness to Allah all other success of this
world and the next is connected to this. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Amma Yuri to shine upon Oh, he Okay, Abba ina como nada, one Babu bought a feel from me one mazing why also
the creme de la sala for hell.
Shape plans plan is to divert you away from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer by engaging in these things. And he wants that you would engage in fighting, quarreling amongst yourself, hatred and enmity amongst yourselves and adamawa Well, bah, bah, bah, the hatred, the enmity, the fighting amongst yourself, you know, you have a drunk man, he doesn't know whether it's his mother or daughter or wife, and he wouldn't have a clue as to what he is saying to who he is saying, etc, etc. May Allah subhanho wa Taala say if God has so Islam has strict rules, my brothers and sisters, let's not drop because others have dropped. You know what Allah says a few verses later, something
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while Jabba caca Serato hobby, Allah says that which is dirty and that which is pure can never be the same. Even if you might be surprised at the number of people engaging in that which is dirty and impure. So Allah is telling us, a lot of people are going to do it. Be careful, don't do it. Whether the whole world is doing it or not, does not change its ruling
The whole world can be doing it and say Don't worry, it's okay. It's cool. That's a DC it's cool. Wait until the fire of jahannam is no longer that cool Allahu Akbar. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness, forgiveness in May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from among those who can turn you know, a lot dangle dangles things in front of us to test our relationship with him. It's easy to commit Haram, you want to commit adultery, it's quite simple. It's very easy. In fact, it's easier than staying clean and staying on your own and staying pure. If you want to engage in that which is haram in terms of intoxicants, etc. It's quite simple to find.
In some places, every street corner, you'll get a few guys who are dealing in this and Subhanallah you find people coming and going, coming and going and you think they greeting each other. There is no High Five there Subhanallah there's a fire that makes you Hi, la kabara May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us forgiveness and open our doors. So Allah is saying the whole world can be doing it. Be careful, it does not make it pure. It doesn't make it clean. Islam is very strong, when it comes to intoxicants, and that which is displeasing to Allah that which is considered impure and unclean. Now, when I was saying it can be dangling in front of you, Allah says, Li Allah Mullah who many of
whom have been going. He does that in order to distinguish between those who are conscious of him. Without anyone looking, no one's looking at you. It's just you and Allah. Do you say Oh Allah, I know you're watching. I'm not going to do this. fellas. Allah says, You passed your test. You're a friend of mine. Subhan Allah Subhana Allah. That's why Allah says yeah, are you have Lavina Amano. Oh you who believe
when you are going out to fulfill your own rather minor pilgrimage or when you are in Haram. Allah says ladapo to lose sight our
home Do not hunt the hunting animals in the condition of a harem. That's the ruling. So when I'm going for the pilgrimage, and I'm in the condition of a haram during the pilgrimage, I'm not allowed to hunt and then Allah subhanho wa Taala says
mina, soy suede, Donna Oh ad Kumari ma Hong Kong, Li La MaMa homie been going in that condition when it is prohibited for you to hunt, we will send a few beautiful animals in front of you in order to test you that who from amongst you is going to take the spear and saying let me just hunted it right near. I'll never get this opportunity, knowing that it's prohibited. Allah says we want to test you to see who from amongst you really and truly is conscious of Allah and has a good relationship with Allah have a policy? If this is displeasing to Allah, it's over. I don't want it here is a DA that is very powerful made by the prophet sallallahu Sallam and if you were to make it, Allah will help
you. Allah who MK Fini be halali can how romic was nini before the ligaments you work Oh Allah make sufficient for me that which is halaal grant me sufficiency in that which is halaal against that which is haram make me so happy with what is halal that I don't have to look at Haram. Imagine you have your own spouse. This dude is asking Allah to make you so happy and satisfied with your spouse that you don't even need to look towards haram and if it were to dangle in front of you, you would still look away because you're asking Allah Allah who McKinney behala Anika anharmonic O Allah grant me sufficiency in halaal so that I don't fall into haram work anini before they come and see work
powerful da O Allah grant me independence in such a way that I don't depend for sustenance on anyone besides you. What a good do
you know sustenance is a difficult thing you have a job sometimes people compromise their morals and values and even faith just because they need to earn $1 or two because they can't make ends meet while Gandini before they go home and see work. Oh Allah grant me sufficiency make me financially independent, make me independent in every way so that I depend on no one besides you. Oh Allah, may Allah grant that to us. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala when he's told us all these things here in Surah Al Anam Allah subhanho wa Taala also tells us about something very beautiful in factual to Merida and sudo Toulon. Allah says, Yeah, are you
man Oh, Allah you come
Either datum, oh you who believe. be concerned about yourselves. Those who are astray will not harm you, if you yourselves are rightly guided today, we are worried about this one and that one Did you see what that guy did? And did you see what this girl did? And this boy did and that man didn't this uncle didn't that Auntie did and so on and so forth. What about ourselves? Allah says, Hey, we you are going to be asked about yourself, not about them. When you come on the Day of Judgment. Allah is not going to say come here. Okay, the uncle living on that street, what did he do again? Tell us that's not going to happen. Subhana Allah, it's not going to happen. Allah is not going to say Do
you remember you made a phone call at night? What was that lady? What What did she do remind us again? Na na na quwata illa Billah don't talk about others don't involve negatively in the lives of others make do after them. Remind them if you can Subhana Allah deal with it positively. But Allah says Watch out for yourself.
You will be concerned about your own weakness and your own bad. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us protection.
Now, if you look at the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he used to be saddened by what the people used to say about him. And it used to hurt him only because he was given the task of presenting the truth. And he was certain that they are rejecting the truth. He didn't mind what they said about him actually as a person, but he minded the fact that they did not accept the truth from him. You see the difference? One is his person and one is the message. They said bad so they rejected the message. That's what made him said. So Allah says we know that what they're saying saddens You don't worry. We know deep down they know what you brought is the truth. They are only
denying it but then Allah in a hula has uno Caledonia po known for in
the bone. We know that it saddens you what they're saying. They're saying all sorts of things, accusing you of things you are totally innocent of belying the message abroad. Allah says, deep down, they're only denying. They know they're not believing you. They're only denying out of their arrogance. And that's why
towards the end of certain Hadith, Allah subhanho wa Taala uses similar words, and he says he gives a solution. When you and I are faced with people accusing us with people saying bad things about us with people falsely saying things about us and it's really hurting and it's really painful. What should you do because it tightens the chest it causes stress, stress can give you a heart attack Subhan Allah, Allah acknowledges this. While accordin Alamo, naka de casa de oro kabhi Maya kuno we know all Mohamed Salah that your chest is tightening because of all these statements that these people are uttering. What is the tightening of a chest, it's actually something similar to an angina
attack, so Han Allah, but in the case of the processor, that's not it, but it was just the beginning of that tightening. Allah says we know that it's tightening your chest, you desperately want to see them guided. What should you do for sub b b hum the big word.
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33 good reminders. Declare the greatness of Allah do the test be of Allah praise Allah, remember Allah and prostrate a lot, pray a lot. Put your head on the ground for Allah a lot. You will find the comfort you're looking for. pray a lot. Allah will protect you. And then Allah says the third thing is, continue to worship Allah until death comes to you Subhana Allah, continue to worship Allah until death comes to you. And you will see how Allah will open your doors. My brothers and sisters, there is a last verse that we read this evening.
And I want to talk about it because it's very important. Sometimes we tend to incur evil statements by something we did ourselves about us.
You swear someone's mother, he's raised your mother. That's why the processor says cursed is the one who swears his own father. So he was asked How can a man swear his own father? So he says that he swears the father and the mother of another. So that person swears his father or mother as a result. So who caused it? You caused it? So let's not curse each other? Let's not sway each other more. So when you disagree with someone, there is no need to belittle them. No need to belittle them. Remember that? While I
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Allah says, Do not swear. Do not mock. Do not joke at a joke.
about those who are calling out to date is besides Allah or those deities themselves, don't make a mockery of those Why? Because in return, they will do the same about Allah without knowledge and which one is worse. May Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen us and grant us goodness. These are beautiful gems. This is something we need in our lives brothers and sisters. We spoke about how important it is to stay away from intoxicants. We can do better inshallah. We can do much better we can quit it for the sake of Allah. See your life change. See the contentment creeping into your life. Long term you will realize well llahi I did the right thing. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant
us all steadfastness akula Kali hada or sallallahu wasallam. Our Baraka Allah Nabina. Muhammad was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.