Channel: Mufti Menk
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Allah, Allah volley mean, why shadow Allah ilaha illa Allah hula hula sharika wash hadwen Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa Allah Allah He was happy as a Marine, my beloved brothers and sisters, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us to remember him, and he tells us if you remember me, I will remember you for the Coney as kokoon washko Lee.
Remember me, I will remember you and be thankful and don't show in gratitude. That is the instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala. My brothers and sisters, many times we go through difficulty and hardship. days when we are quite sad days when we feel lonely days of anxiety, days when we are facing uncertainty. Yes, we are human beings, we will go through those days. But we need to understand as human beings we are taught something, how to remedy this. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how to remember Him and He will remember us the verse I just read. the remembrance of Allah is such that if we were to engage in it, Allah will alleviate whatever we're going through. So
my brothers and sisters point number one, remember Allah upon all conditions, cannot Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Maya Kuru la he couldn't be
the messenger peace be upon him used to remember Allah upon all conditions at all times all situations every time Subhan Allah. So what is the remembrance of Allah? Yes, indeed. When people say Vicar, the first thing that comes to the minds of many of us is Subhana Allah and hamdu Lillah Allahu Akbar La ilaha illa Allah, Praise be to Allah, Glory be to Allah. There is none worthy of worship besides Allah, Allah is the Greatest repeating these words. Yes, that is part of the remembrance of Allah. But remember, to obey this instruction is by far more important than praising him and disobeying him Subhana Allah He believed me. So remember this, my brothers and sisters, when
you make an effort to obey Allah, you definitely will achieve a lot of contentment and happiness. You will learn something through which your level of anxiety will be reduced or eradicated. And that is to lay your trust in Allah completely. Nothing will happen except by the will of Allah alum and umatilla Vegeta moratalla neo ruka bishi in lemmya ruka in bamaca, Dakota bahala Lake, you need to know that if the entire nation gathers in order to harm you, they will never be able to harm you at all. unless Allah has written something against you, my brothers and sisters, when you obey the instruction of Allah, when you begin to understand who Allah is, when you ponder over the greatness
of Allah, over the greatness of the creation of Allah, Allah gives you a comfort. Allah subhanho wa Taala gives you a cool, calm feeling, that of contentment, you've laid your trust in Allah and you trust Allah so much that you know all your affairs will be managed by Allah subhanho wa Taala alone.
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Those who believe achieve contentment of the hearts by the remembrance of Allah. And indeed it is through the remembrance of Allah that the hearts will achieve contentment and calmness. So remembrance of Allah is primarily in the obedience of Allah. Where do we find these instructions? We find them in the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So to read the Quran is a great vehicle, to be able to understand the Koran and work towards understanding it is a powerful victory. It's a great remembrance of Allah you are remembering Allah. If I were to say
remembering my friend, what would I do? I might speak to those around me about that friend, and then I will end up communicating or picking the phone up or doing something to speak to the friend Subhana Allah. And I would never do something to harm my friend. That is a very different example, but only to bring it closer to our minds. When you remember Allah, you speak about Allah to remind others about Allah, we should lead our lives in a way that when people look at us, they are reminded of Allah. Is that the case? Well, we can do much better my brothers and sisters country, if people look at us, they should be reminded of Allah. And we should talk about Allah in a beautiful way. We
praise Allah Indeed, he has blessed us with so much learn to look at that which Allah has given you. And understand he has taken you through challenges in the past, he has brought you out of hardship, he has taken you out of situations you never imagined you'd come out of, he will do it again. And again. SubhanAllah. Every time you're in a situation, he is testing you to see whether you're going to rely on him, trust Him, do whatever he has given you the capacity to do, and then keep praising him and worshipping Him, obey Him and don't disobey Him. And then you see what happens. So we read the Quran, we try to understand its meaning that is a powerful remembrance of Allah, we put it into
practice that is even more powerful. What's the point of reading the Quran melodiously without practicing, what's the point of understanding the meanings of the Quran and you haven't practiced imagine, for an hour to lacquer our lake in Allah Allah will be higher than kitabi acquirement while bar will be serene. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us that Allah will raise the status of some people through the Quran and he will drop the status of others through the same origin. If you look at the explanation of it, Subhana Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us through the blessed lips of Muhammad salallahu alayhi wa sallam, those who recite the Quran, who
learnt its meanings, who put it into practice and conveyed it into others sought the forgiveness of Allah. Allah elevates their status through the Koran, and those who have learnt it but not practiced it understood its meaning but gone against it, never bothered to practice upon it or teach it to others. Allah says it will bear witness against you on the Day of Judgment. You don't want that to happen. My brothers, my sisters, Allah subhanho wa Taala definitely will elevate us through His Word through the Quran. Make an effort to learn the meanings of the Quran, the words we understand the rules and regulations and try your best to practice upon the Quran. We are noticing lots of people
going through suicidal thoughts, going through anxiety going through so much while we extend the hand of love to those a hand of love and understanding, care and goodness to those we should say part of the remedy would definitely be to improve on your recitation of the Quran remembrance of Allah relationship with Allah for he is the only one who has the solutions to your weaknesses and mind to your difficulties in mind. It is Allah who is in charge he is in control, definitely in charge. Allah is the owner of the hearts the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to say Allah hum Maya mocha libelle palooka sub bit kulu bana Allah de Nick O Allah, in whose hands lies the
turning of the hearts, turn our hearts towards your deen towards your obedience, your the faith that you have revealed to us. Brothers and sisters, whenever Allah has set rules and regulations every single time it is in order to empower us in order to liberate us in order to grant us the contentment we're searching for in this world and the next. Allah has never promised you material things. But he has promised you contentment and happiness. My brothers and sisters, some of the happiest people have very little when it comes to material belongings, but they have the ownership of something that is very great. That is the relationship with Allah. And Allah is the owner of the
heart. Allah will give it calmness, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Maya hayata Yun Bella hermetic as the reef, O Allah, O Allah who is ever living, ever watchful, ever alive Subhana Allah The all living the eternal, the everlasting. We seek desperate help of your mercy. We seek desperate help through your mercy of your mercy. As Liliana Shannon Aquila make good for us all.
Our affairs, while attackin ila and fusina perfect time, and don't leave us alone. Don't leave us to ourselves even for the blink of an eye Subhana Allah when you make that you are asking Allah to take care of all your affairs, to be with you at all times to guide you to the best decisions in this world in such a way that you succeed in the hereafter. My brothers, my sisters, yes, many people follow the trends of this world. And these trends are sometimes leading to anxiety trends of the world to expose ourselves. We need to live up to a standard of someone else and we cannot do that. So we become depressed
trends of the world to show off what you have. When you show off what you have, you will never have as much as others. So you will be led to depression and anxiety and stress and so much more. You will have sleepless nights trying to compete when Allah says you're not in a materialistic competition. Allah subhanho wa Taala says faster be equal.
If you want to compete with someone, compete with them in good deeds, in helping others in being the best person in your character, your conduct and so on. Allah subhanho wa Taala says he then he kefalonia Tana phocoena muthana fish Oh, when speaking about paradise, he says those who want to compete with one another that is what you should compete with one another for for paradise. So Pinilla and I will achieve Paradise by worshiping Allah and by being kind to the rest of the creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
We will never win the competitions of this world. If you take a look at technology, the technological advancement has brought about a lot of goodness, but at the same time, it has come up with many challenges. Some of them have resulted in people taking their own lives because they feel they were not worth it. They were not happy with their skin color. They were not happy with their belongings, they were not happy with the income of their parents or their own income or that of their spouses or what they could afford or not afford. Allah liberates you from the clutches from the enslavement of all of that. Allah truly liberates you by saying, Be excited with what we've
given you be happy with the condition we've kept you in. Don't compare yourself with those who have more materially, your heart will be absolutely content. If you are satisfied with what Allah has given you. The type of hair you have, the skin you have the type of living you have, where you are living, the conditions in which you are living, may Allah make it easy for all of us. Yes, while we are taught to reach out to the homeless and those who are struggling, those who have less than us, we are never ever taught to look up to those who have more than US materially, not at all, but rather look at those who have who are doing more than us in their relationship with Allah and you
will achieve contentment. So today I want to present to you these solutions. Firstly, develop your relationship with Allah increase the remembrance of Allah. Imagine Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us through the blessing lips of Muhammad salallahu alayhi wa sallam to remember him. And he says so many words he taught to us. So behind Allah, He will be handy he Subhana Allah he'll have him What about those words, declaring the praise of Allah morning and evening? Nobody has ever been let down when they remember the law every morning and evening. When they read whatever they're supposed to recite from the revelation in praise of Allah. They've developed their relationship with Allah, you
open your eyes you remember Allah, you get up from your bedding you remember Allah Subhan Allah you relieve yourself you thank Allah for giving you good health, you eat your food, you remember Allah praise Him, thank him say his name. You get up your breathing, you're okay your health is fine. You look into the mirror you remember Allah Subhana Allah? Do you really think you're going to be sad when you know Allah loves you? He's given you so much. May Allah take away our sadness, brothers and sisters, I repeat, we are human beings, we will go through sadness, anxiety, and so much more in terms of difficulty hardship, the days will not be the same. We are just human beings. But what we
are talking about is ways of remedying it. And I have given you probably one of the biggest solutions for a believer. So you praise Allah when you eat when you drink. When you go out of your house. You praise Allah, you ask him to take care of your family and you don't worry, that doesn't mean you don't lock your doors or you don't take precautions. We go out into an area where there is disease there is a virus. We do know that we are prone perhaps to catching the virus but
We take every precaution we lay our trust in Allah. We praise Him, we seek refuge in Him, and we continue with our day to day lives, then we don't have to worry if we have gotten or we have contracted the virus or a disease after we have taken all precautions, then your belief will make you realize it's a test from Allah. It will never be a punishment from Allah and you will come out of it. You need to have that hope firm conviction that you will definitely be cured. May Allah cure all those who are sick and deal not only with the Coronavirus, but with any other sickness or illness, I mean, you will come out of it by the will of Allah. Allah is the cure a Shafi Allahu
meshfree enter Shafi Oh Allah Cure For indeed you are the owner of cure, Allah has the cure. But take the precautions. Make sure that you do what you've been told to do. And make sure you don't behave in a manner. That is silly. My brothers and sisters, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to grant us every protection to open our doors and to make us from those who achieve comfort. My brothers and sisters when we rely on Allah, we've said our, our our supplications, we need not worry, Allah will take care of everything else. We've taken precautions and we've asked Allah goodness, we praise Allah, we have a connection with Allah. But when we go against the commands of
Allah, we have everything to worry about. We will be so upset, we will be sad, we will lose contentment Something is wrong within me. I am failing in my basic duty of praying five times a day, I'm failing in my basic duty of dressing to cover myself. Many people dress in order to reveal that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says is the wrong way he calls it one of the signs of the end of times when people will dress not to cover, but to reveal. So what was the point of dressing Subhana Allah, may Allah protect us. Remember, when you've covered yourself correctly in a way that you don't expose things, nobody will be able to compare you to someone else, nor will we be able to
compare someone else to us. Because if they were covered to, then you know what we would be content with what we have, we would begin to realize the true value of the real person behind the face rather than the face alone. And we don't even know the person. And this is the reason why many relationships break because people look at a face a pretty face, a beautiful face, a made up face, and they begin to think that that means the person is nice, not realizing that, in actual fact, the goodness is in your character, your conduct your connection with Allah and the goodness is actually in who you are as a person, the real you. And this is why when looking for a spouse, we are taught
either utter command or Bona d bernadina. Who Luca who has a we do if someone has come to propose for your daughter, your sister.
And you are satisfied with their level of religion, meaning their closeness to Allah, as well as their character and conduct. And both of them want to get married to each other. Let it happen. If you don't let that happen, there will be chaos and corruption on Earth. That's the teaching of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. He never taught us to look at other things. Yes, it's important to know that the person you're actually going to marry looks acceptable to you, because Allah has kept every person such that they like different types of people. And this is why nobody should think their ugly stuff. Nobody should think that they're not good looking stuff you love. Someone
somewhere somehow will always believe that you are very good looking. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to accept ourselves the way we are before everybody and anybody else. So remember, the trends of the dunya are not necessarily a good thing. If it is a challenge people are challenging you with in order to do something absurd and silly, you will be the most foolish person to follow them. Remember when the journal comes, he will be calling people based on trends and everyone will blindly follow. And therefore my brothers and sisters when it is a good challenge, a good trend, be part of it. When it is something silly, something foolish, making a real fool of myself or
yourselves. Don't do it. abstain As tempting as it may be, you will not achieve contentment. You will struggle with anxiety because someone somewhere somehow will create an even more silly or a sillier trend or a challenge. And then one of two things you either join them and become even more foolish or you realize
eyes have got to stop somewhere. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease. Remember when people challenge when people trend certain things, and they challenge the world to do certain things. We don't just say, wow, this is a challenge. I'm going to do it, we need to look at the challenge first. Is it something of great morals values? Is it something that would depict the real me? It's not just for a laugh? Some people say, you know what, I am actually going to do this just for laughs Yes, you may if it is acceptable, if it is not acceptable, you're actually pushing the moral ground to a new low. May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept us and then we complain about not being content,
not being happy when we've converted the world into a an immoral playground? Is that what we want? May Allah grant us happiness, I'm not saying don't enjoy. I'm not saying don't fulfill challenges and trends, I'm saying if they're good, and if they're worthwhile, if they're going to bring you closer to Allah, or if they don't have something immoral, unacceptable or dirty in them, and hamdulillah you may participate. But remember, ultimately, it's your connection with Allah that will help your mind your spirit, your soul, your heart and your body. Subhan Allah. So develop that relationship with Allah, learn to discipline yourself, do you think the rules of Islam are there
simply to make your lives difficult? That's what was spread at the time of the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu from the very beginning. So Allah revealed the verses of Surah Taha to say, we have not sent this forearm down in order for it to be a means of distress against you. Por
la campo de de Sha. Allah says in Surah Taha, we have not sent this Koran down to you in order that it be a means of your distress. Not at all these rules and regulations are there to protect you, to give you the feeling of appreciation, not only within you, but others will appreciate you too, to make you feel loved and comforted and good to develop your character, your conduct to make you reach out to people. And this is why the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when you have something material, don't show off. don't boast, don't brag. Do you know why? Because you will hurt the hearts of others who cannot afford it. If you're living in a poor neighborhood, and you
have the latest motor vehicle, there is no need to go out and show off when everyone's hearts are going to be sold because of you showing it off. But if you're a wealthy person living in a wealthy neighborhood, there is no harm to keep up with what is going on if you can afford it and it's not prohibited. So my brothers and sisters, this is a balanced message. We should enjoy ourselves. Yes, we must spend more time with our family members that will bring about a lot of contentment. Be patient, don't get angry, control your temper. All this will bring about a lot of contentment. And remember Allah build your relationship with Allah build your relationship with the messenger
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam read about his life. Read about his Sunnah adopt his practice, we all want paradise. But when we get there on the Day of Judgment, will the Prophet peace be upon him recognize us? That's a question I want you to ask yourself. We all want to drink from the great pond known as alkota. We all want the intercession of Muhammad peace be upon him, will he recognize us make an effort to dress in a way that you will be recognized as a Muslim? Make an effort to speak in a way that you will be recognized as a Muslim, stay away from vulgar words, bad words, brothers and sisters, as a father, as a brother, as a person living in this generation, I want to plead with you.
Please clean your tongue. May Allah help me to do that, as well as all of us Don't utter vulgar words, bad words, even if it happens to be in a song that you've heard or a challenge you might want to participate in. There is no point in participating in challenges my brothers, my sisters that have such bad words that the angels are writing them against us, and we will arrive on the Day of Judgment with so many evil words. Some of the children say more swear words and vulgar words than they ever utter the remembrance of Allah. What part of the scale Would you like to be tipped My beloved children, please, let's utter clean words. Good words. Let's turn to Allah. People are
struggling. They're suicidal, simply because the challenges will never end the words will become dirtier, the challenges will become more and more immoral. We cannot allow ourselves to be let loose and continue engaging in all of this without thinking what we're supposed to be doing as muslimeen. More and more children are not happy with their lives.
Because of Hannah law following some trends on social media, my brothers and sisters, it's time we revisited some of the apps on our phones and trust me, if Allah has disliked something, you can, you can uninstall that app and say goodbye to it and do something better. How many of us have the Quran on our phones? We have so many good apps on our phones that we never ever use, and the ones that have foolishness on them every day we're on them to the degree that some of those who are practicing are losing the plot. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease. I don't mean to sound hard or harsh. It's a reality on the ground. We have to talk about it my brothers and sisters, you will leave
behind the legacy. Leave behind something that you will be proud of. Don't ever leave something that will really embarrass you. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us contentment. May Allah protect us May Allah protect us from the diseases May Allah grant us cure May Allah open our doors, may Allah subhanho wa Taala Have mercy on all of us all those going through struggles. May Allah subhanho wa Taala alleviate those struggles, those who have passed on may Allah have mercy on them. My brothers and sisters with much love much kindness. I say a Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh