Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2021 Boost
Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah, Allah, he was happy at mine,
my beloved brothers and sisters, in order to do anything you require energy. Where does that energy come from? One might say the energy comes from the food and drink the nutrients that I partake of what I consume? That is correct. Now, did you realize that your body and your system is energized to do good things, when your consumption is of halaal and pure food and your body and your system is energized to do the wrong things, when there is something wrong with what you consume? Now that is extremely important. It puts into perspective a lot. We have a narration of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, wherein he speaks of a man who is raising his hands crying to Allah calling out
for his needs. And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says that what is said about this man is malba su harem walmartone Mu haraam wa Mashallah boo hoo ha ROM, for under use the job only valic his food is haram, his drink is haram. His dress is haram. Everything is haram with via been Haram. His entire system has been nourished by what is haram How is this person's going to be answered? Now, if you look at the verses we recited tonight of surah, Tottenham and saw that a lot of thereafter, in Surah to an arm Allah says very clearly,
dukey Rossmo La, la ko call bi team meaning if you are true believers eat from that which the name of Allah is mentioned upon. We as Muslims are not allowed to just kill an animal and begin to consume. You have to seek the permission of the giver of the life to have taken that life away for a purpose and the means of taking the life away should be the most humane manner. May Allah grant us an understanding more than that, we are supposed to be looking at how that animal was treated during its life, especially when we have nowadays the commercial growth of these particular birds or animals. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us success and an understanding similarly, Allah subhanho
wa Taala tells us very clearly not to consume that where the name of Allah has not been mentioned upon its slaughter. So if there is an animal and it has just been killed, you're not allowed to consume that because it has been literally stolen from the property of Allah subhanho wa Taala. May Allah grant us an understanding while at corno meme, Malamute Garry's Mod Allah, Allah he was in his spot, don't consume that where the name of Allah has not been mentioned upon its slaughter because it is sinful and it is impure. We must make sure that even the income we have needs to be from a permissible source from a pure source. Don't steal and deceive from people don't come the people
because as much as you may have amassed wealth, but the energy you derive from that will never be used in the right direction. If you are feeling lazy to fulfill your duty unto Allah, and you're feeling energized to commit sin, it's about time you asked your yourself a question, Where is my income coming from? May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all. I move on to something very interesting also at the end of Surah Al Anam where Allah speaks about good deeds, and the fact that Allah is just, he does not hold against you a bad deed except as one bad deed. But when it comes to good deeds, he multiplies it for you if you looked after it, we did Salah just now, we heard the
most beautiful recital of chef Mustafa Zane beautiful recital, literally, it took us amazingly into these verses. And I'm sure every one of us felt the same. Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us these good deeds that you do for the sake of Allah. Yes, they are accorded next to your name. If you arrive on the day of judgment and you have your good deed with you, and you did not give it to someone because of backbiting, stealing, cheating, deceiving, etc. When you have
taken from the rights of others, you are going to pay these good deeds to them so you won't have it when you come. It's going to be taken away from you. But if you have protected yourself from harming others in any way, and you bring your good deed on the Day of Judgment, listen to what Allah says, Man
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Whoever comes with a good deed on that day it shall be multiplied for them by 10. And when you come with a bad deed, Allah says we don't multiply bad deeds. We look for any excuse to forgive that bad deed in nulla high level view. You shall cabbie wire Wolfie Roma, Duna and economy.
Besides shirak, and association of partnership with Allah in worship, Allah says, I can forgive anything if you come without having sought the forgiveness. One thing I don't want to forgive the rest of the things who knows I may choose to forgive you. May Allah grant us from his mercy. So remember to look after your good deeds by being good to others, no matter who they are. Don't transgress No need to say bad words about others behind their backs. So you could work What are you losing or gaining Subhanallah when you say something bad, in fact, when you say something bad you lose a lot. But when you are saying something good, you will only but gain, may Allah Subhana Allah
you will only gain May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease.
If we look at the next surah that we recited this evening, moving on to sort of two very distinct matters that I want to make mention of connected to a certain extent. The first is the creation of the first of our species. Who was he? Adam alayhis salam.
Something you need to think about is Adam alayhis. Salam was created by Allah. He spoke to Allah, Allah addressed him. Allah told him, You can do what you want in this place. That place was a garden, it was a unique garden. The scholars have said it's not the same garden that is called Gen nettle filled devils, but it is a different type of agenda which was created specially for that particular purpose. So everything was allowed there permissible everything is okay. You can do whatever you want. Besides one thing, think about this. Allah told him do anything and everything eat anything and everything you can do what you like you and your spouse, or Allah.
He shadow Raja Fattah Khun amin avani. mean, don't consume from one tree. Only this tree don't eat from it one thing. Can you imagine that is exactly the same tree that he ate from Allahu Akbar. Can you think of this? Allah told him not to do one thing and that is exactly what he did. If Adam alayhis salatu salam fell to the trap of shape and Do you really think you and I are going to be strong enough not to fall into his trap. But Allah's mercy will protect us? our dedication by the help of Allah for the sake of Allah will protect us. The good thing is, as soon as he ate, he knew he did wrong. he regretted as soon as you and I commit sin we should know we did wrong and we should
regret a sign of goodness and your Eman is that you regret the sin you committed. Then immediately he said a few good words to Allah. What were those words? We mentioned them before we recited them tonight. robina
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Lana coonan Amina hos eating, Oh Allah, we wronged ourselves. And if you don't forgive us and you don't have mercy on us, we are going to be the losers. Allah says you know what, I forgive you Subhana Allah. From this, I learned that there is hope for you and I to earn gunmetal fear dose by constantly turning to Allah wherever shaytan has trapped us. Now that we've learned, Allah says when a person commits sin, what happens they become shameless. If you remain in the sin, there comes a time when you no longer regret it. The first time you do something wrong, say pornography, say for example, adultery, or say drugs, whatever else it might be first time you do it, you feel guilty.
You feel like oh, this is something terrible. I shouldn't have done this. That's a sign of your flicker of Eman. The angel is trying to help you to tell you not to do this. You do it again and again and again and again. They say a person becomes so used to it that it's second nature, they no longer think it's haram when you delay your Salah you don't do your Salah, you missed one Salah you are like kiama has come What just happened? But you start missing it every other day. There comes a time when you don't bat an eyelid to you. It's okay, I'll sleep You don't even think I should wake up for my prayer for the sake of Allah. It might just be my last prayer before I die Subhana Allah
so that is a point of advice that Allah gives us an instruction not to fall in the trap of shape and in the same way that shape and trapped. Our father Adam May peace be upon him. And the last thing I wish to mention today is probably
One of the most touching verses when it comes to a discussion between the people of Jannah paradise and the people of hellfire. And we've spoken about this year in year out because it is definitely something true. Allah uses the past tense because for him, it's as good as done Subhan Allah, remember tenses and time is a creature of Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala will destroy what is known as time how Allah knows best, but listen to the discussion. One of
us have been, oh God.
Call the people of Paradise will call out to the people of hellfire. Hey, we found what we were promised by Allah to be true for how to
call. So did you find what Allah promised you to be true as well? And you know what that means, right? Allah promised us you do good you get good and you do bad. What will happen? You obviously cannot be recompensed with goodness when you do bad. So the people of Hellfire Allah says con una they will say yes indeed in regret in shame, they will say yes. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has registered that discussion because it is going to happen and they will come a time Allah says when the those of Hellfire will be burning such that they will call out to those in paradise. May Allah make us from among those in paradise say amin,
ask Allah everyday Allahumma inni as a local General, ask Allah every day ask him it is registered when you say Don't forget to ask Allah Allah Hama me as a local ginetta wa la hamin Colin wa Amen, amen. Oh Allah I asked you paradise and I asked you to make easy for me to do those deeds that will bring me closer to Jenna and even the utterances that will bring me closer to gentlemen. So listen to this discussion. One of
us have been Jen it and I think
long, they will say the people of Hellfire will say to those of Paradise, can you please pull on us a little bit of water or anything that you can grant us on this day from what Allah has given you? That's the discussion because of the heat, pour on us a little bit of water any liquid throw it in this direction, so that we can at least have a little bit of you know, the lessening of the burden and the feeling of this punishment. Gone? Oh, in Allah ha ha Rama Huma Annan caffine alladhina budino whom la
Eva wahama to Moodle hire to do nia. The people of Jana and paradise will say you know what Allah has prohibited it today from those who disbelieve those who did not take their religion seriously. Those who did not take their connection with Allah seriously. They thought it was just an amusement and pass time and they forgot Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And they just played on Earth, they amuse themselves. And that's it. They didn't prepare for this day yet they were warned again and again. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, finally Oh man,
whom Come on us only call me.
On this day, we will forget them in the same way. They forgot their day that they were going to meet with us this day they forgot it. So what we will do, we will forget them. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us from his mercy. All these warnings in the Quran are there in order for us to be correcting ourselves so that we can do the right thing in sha Allah. The warnings in the Quran of the punishment are there in order to make us do the right thing and to let us know that indeed goodness awaits those who do good May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us from his goodness, and May Allah open our doors May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from the people of general Fidel's and
paradise akuto Kohli hada was on Allahu wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.