Channel: Mufti Menk
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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh my brothers, my sisters, I've just completed the Umrah here in Makkah Tomoko Rama. I had come in from Madina Munawwara and I'm going back to Madina, Munawwara but I intended to make ombre in Ramadan. And so I decided let's take the train, masha Allah, what a beautiful mode of transport We must thank Allah Almighty for giving us so many different modes of transport. Man was granted the knowledge to come up with all of this and Subhanallah in two and a half hours I was from Medina, all the way in the Haram in Makkah, Tomoko Rama, So alhamdulillah and what I did is just before the time of Iftar, the time of the opening of the fast, I decided to enter
the masjid and start the circumambulation or the aleph. And thereafter we completed the tawaf mashallah Tabata Kala, in fact, we completed Part of it and it was already time to open the fast mashallah the ambience, amazing, I tell you something I learned. And I've been reminded of everyone has their own needs, and each one calls out to Allah and Allah hears each one, uniquely, directly, completely privately, at the same moment, and Allah responds to a billion people all at once. That is just amazing. It's a gift of Allah Almighty. So Allah Almighty creates a need in the people then they call out to him and he hears the call of every single person at the same moment, do you imagine
I'm calling out to Allah crying to him, seeking from him my issues, my problems, seeking forgiveness, seeking ease in my path, protection, seeking protection from harm from evil, and so on asking Allah goodness of this world and the hereafter seeking for my children, for my family members, seeking for everyone else, and Allah Almighty is listening not just to my DUA and responding to it, but every single person out there, and we saw everyone crying with their own needs each person in tears asking Allah whatever their unique problems were, I ask Allah to grant each one of us ease in whatever difficulties we may be facing. And to bless us with the response of our Diaz
of our supplications. Remember, if Allah does not give you exactly what you want, the way you want it, you are still blessed, because you called out to Allah, He will reward you for it, he will grant you something else in its place, he will elevate your status as a result of your DUA and the patience you had to bear because of that dua not being given to you the way you wanted. So it's given to you in an even better way. Now, everyone's calling out. Where are these people from? I promise you they are from every part of the world, the East in the West, the North and the South. And subhanAllah. wherever else you think of there are people in Makkah, Tomoko Rama, in the Holy
Land, from all of those places, the tall and the short, the fat and the thin, whatever it is, Allah loves all and Allah listens to all and Allah responds to all. Don't think for a moment that you will not be heard by Allah subhanho wa taala. It's amazing. We had thereafter salatu Maghrib everyone was passing a date to each other. I didn't have a date in my hand, and I looked down and the brother gave me a date, mashallah, may Allah reward him, I opened my fast and Subhanallah I decided to make dua up and at the same time, make a little recording in order to inspire the people who cannot make it here. Those who cannot afford the trip. And those are the majority of the Muslims on Earth cannot
afford the trip to Makkah and Medina, it's the privileged few who can afford this trip. So it's important for us to reach out to them, to tell them we're thinking of them. We're praying that Allah makes it easy for them to come, sometime somehow insha Allah by the will of Allah subhanho wa taala. And then we had solid Maghrib it commenced we I was in the MATA of meaning in the open courtyard around the Kaaba, where the tawaf or the circumambulation happens, and mashallah I was right at the door of the cabin. At that moment, I felt so important. But there are so many 10s of 1000s of people all feeling equally important. Subhanallah each one believing in that miracle of standing in front
of the door of the Kaaba, the Door of Allah in a nutshell, you're standing in front of this door, it's a middle tasm between the door and the Blackstone is a multi wisdom, a place where people used to clean to in order to cry to Allah for their needs. And subhanAllah that is an amazing place. Right outside there is
the footprint of
The Prophet Abraham May peace be upon him. When I was done with my camera later on, I came back to this section in order to take a video or two. So some people might say, Oh, why were you videoing while you were in our life? No, we had completed everything and we came back inside in order to do the videos. May Allah Almighty grant us goodness, I want to show you my brothers, my sisters, the footprint of the Prophet Ibrahim alayhis. Salaam. Yes, they've preserved it, they've kept it and there is it's known as Maqam Ibrahim, there is a gold a small gold structure, a dome like structure that is there. If you look inside, you will be able to see this footprint. It is reported that that
was a stone that was actually going up and down. Up and down. We're helping Ibrahim and his son is married May peace be upon them. Take the bricks exactly to where they fitted when they were building the cabin initially and at the end, in the end. What happened is it it softened in order to create a footprint. So Ibrahim alayhis salam footprints are there right up to the end of time. But my brothers and sisters, another point. All of us were in white, the men all in two pieces of cloth. It was just amazing. It's a mini Hajj. It's a minor pilgrimage. It's an ombre. That's what it is.
There is a narration of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him wherein he says that a person who fulfills ombre or the minor pilgrimage during Ramadan will have a reward equivalent to Hajj, it doesn't mean they fulfilled their Hajj, but the reward will be equivalent to having fulfilled a Hajj Insha Allah we hope that Allah grant that reward to all of us. So those of you who have been fortunate to do that in Ramadan, good news to you. May Allah bless you and accept it from you, those of you who have not been able to come May Allah bring you here may Allah grant you may Allah grant you cure and goodness May Allah fulfill your needs. May Allah grant you ease from your difficulties
and may Allah Almighty give you contentment and ultimately May Allah grant us all genital for those and thereafter we went to the Saudi, the Saudi which is where the Safa and Marwa happens the the running between the two mounts that harder May peace be upon her ran the mother of Izmail the wife of Ibrahim May peace be upon them all. And we went seven rounds Subhan Allah and thereafter we came back into the Mataf. Like I said, and salata, Tara, we commenced and it was amazing. It was beautiful, the ambience, millions of people seeking the pleasure of Allah. Everyone wants to get closer to Allah and guess what each one, Allah gets close to them. It's not like Allah can get close
to one and not to the other. He gets close to everyone at the same time. It is not the one person who can say Allah is mine alone and not the others. Allah will get close to all of us and Allah subhanho wa Taala if we get close to him, he has promised every single one of us a unique relationship with us. So build that relationship. That's what Ramadan is all about. That's what this boost is all about. It to encourage us to build the relationship with Allah month of Ramadan month of forgiveness month of the Quran month of fasting month of charity, month of cleansing month of improving month of changing for the better month of coming out closer to Allah Almighty with a
beautiful day of eat at the end. May Allah grant that to us. Aku Kali hada wa sallahu wa Salam wa Baraka Island Amina Muhammad