Channel: Mufti Menk
Light Upon Light Event in Blackburn, August 2018
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smilla rahmanir rahim In the name of Allah subhanho wa jal, the Most Gracious, Most Merciful Alhamdulillah All praise is indeed due to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happy. We send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household his companions we asked Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless them to bless every one of us, our offspring, those to come right up to the end. May Allah keep them steadfast on the deen. May Allah make it easy for us to be steadfast on the deen And may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us paradise. I mean,
my brothers and sisters, this is actually a grand venue as you can see, Mashallah. The first time I heard the grand venue, I thought so what is it? Meaning What's the name of it? And then I realized, well, the name of the venue is the grand venue. And now I know why it's called the grand venue because it is indeed a grand venue. We ask Allah subhana wa Jalla to run by can to those who allowed us the use of this beautiful facility today to those who volunteered to make this possible to every one of you who attended and participated and their loss of power medalla grant us all together this engine metal defenders, for indeed when we gather for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala when we
gather in order to listen to something to do with bringing us closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala It is called the remembrance of Allah. These types of gatherings are called gatherings of the remembrance of Allah because they remind us of Allah. We have not gathered here for something worldly. We have not gathered here in order to earn something or in order to do a deal that is connected to the business of the world, but it is business with Allah subhanho wa Taala as Allah says in the Quran, yeah, you have nothing, man. Oh, no kumala teacher. Oh, you who believe. Should I show you a business? Should I lead you to a business? Hell no. comala
Should I lead you to a business that will save you from a very painful punishment? That's what Allah says. So, there are two types of business. One is that which will save you from being uncomfortable on Earth, by allowing you to earn in terms of material wealth net, which may make you buy or purchase the comfort of the world that is very physical and temporary.
But the true business is the other business that which will bring you the contentment of the soul, that which will lead you into eternal bliss, that which will take you to the hereafter that which will actually open your heart in a way that you taste the coolness and the calmness of the relationship that you have with Allah. And this is why wealth alone has never brought about happiness and contentment to anyone. Some of the most depressed people are those who are extremely wealthy, but they forgot an alarm. But good news to those whom Allah has blessed with both. May Allah grant us both, I mean, that was quite a nice and loud I mean, Mashallah. Mashallah, mela
definitely grant us both, we want at the same time, the goodness of this world, we want the goodness of the hereafter. One might say, well, that's always correct. But you know, life is such that we become oblivious of our connection with Allah while we're connecting ourselves to the globe, and to the comfort and materialism of this world.
I need a little bit of comfort I do, but not
compromising my relationship with Allah. I need to learn, but I need to fulfill my Salah. I need to go to work. But I need to make sure that I'm dressed well. And by the way, when we speak about dressing, well, it's not just directed to females as some of the main things. It's directed to the males as well.
And I'm sure some of you know what I'm talking about the things of today. Some of them are okay, but some of them should panela
they leave you showing your design the label on your underwear, hello, protect us. So we need to direct it to the men's as well some so tight
that even the sisters won't fit into that
disease and just trying to balance it to say my beloved brothers who are here. When we talk about dress. Don't just say I tell them no, tell them you're the guys who stay by the way. Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. But to be more serious, it's actually addressed to all of us, myself included. I also need to be careful how I dress how I carry myself. When we say dress in Islam. It doesn't just mean what you putting on. But it includes what how you carry yourself when we talk of hijab. hijab is not just the type of clothing you have externally, but it's a condition that you carry yourself upon. It is a way of life as well. It's part and parcel of your identity. And that would
include the men as well as the women. This is why when Allah speaks about lowering of the gaze, he says Colin meany in a boom in ABA sorry, him via jahaan tell the believing males to lower their gazes and protect their chastity or protect their private parts. He starts off by speaking to the males, the males, and the women come only thereafter.
There must be a reason. Well, the reason is A times the men needed more than anyone else. But we all need it. Let's be fair, we all need it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness. So the point being raised is when we develop a relationship with Allah and when we earn whatever this world has to offer in the way that we are trying our best to become better as the days pass with our link with Allah rather than going away. As Allah gives you a better job, as Allah gives you a higher salary as Allah gives you better deals and you're earning more, you should become closer to Allah and you should feel it, you should tell yourself, you should be able to tell yourself, I'm a better person
today, in my link with Allah than I was back in the day, or than I was yesterday. And thank Allah for that. And don't worry about what people have to say about you because they don't know who you were and where you were yesterday. You're the only one who knows. And for that reason, don't discourage others when you see them in a certain physical outward condition because you don't know where they may have been yesterday.
I've seen people who have been astray completely and they come on track and overtake those who've been on the right path, so to speak in a way that
So Han Allah, it's only Allah to thank for. And here you have people who who are busy judging them not realizing I'm not yet dead. We will be judged by the score at the end of the game. You don't just see
England losing for example, and start becoming depressed, we wait for the whistle to be blown.
And then you find out that they lost and then you can be sad. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us victory sorry to use football as an example. But you know, when we're in Blackburn, we have to do that Mashallah.
So, the same applies to us my life started at a certain point is going to end us at a certain point, and so did yours, your struggles, you alone know those struggles that others don't know them, you know, where you were, you know, how difficult the situations are in your life. And for this reason, Allah calls himself over on the Day of Judgment. Maliki Yomi, we read it so many times, Allah says, Owner of the Day of Judgment, what's the day of judgment? Have you thought about it? It's a day where Allah will judge
have we installed ourselves as little Allah, Allah, where we start judging and telling people you haven't helped Heaven, Hell, as you see them, but this is what people do. And unfortunately, it is those at times who claim piety that do this more, and they don't realize that shapen comes to you at times more than he goes to others because he knows that he didn't manage to get your Salah out, he didn't manage to get your dress code out, he didn't manage to get your Zakah out, he didn't manage to get your soul and fasting out. So what he does is he gets you out, by doing what missing the heart, dirty heart to heart. This is why when we talk about the remembrance of Allah, one of the
most important factors is to clean your heart.
What will the remembrance of Allah do for you, it makes you conscious of the rest of the creatures of Allah, their struggles are known by none other than Allah.
So when you see people instead of passing a comment of judgment, you'd rather pass a comment of encouragement.
Because we need that encouragement too.
There are so many examples in the Hadith of the Prophet SAW Selim of people who may have been struggling to was getting closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. But a deed or two of theirs was more beloved to Allah than every other deed they've done, such that Allah ignored the bank
and they've been paradise.
This is the remembrance of Allah, we have to ensure that we realize the gift of Allah. And this is why the law that is to be made by a Muslim is mentioned in sort of in Bukhara, and we are now in the days of Hajj. We already in the month of March know that three months known as the month of March, do you know what they are?
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Those are the three months are hot. Right now we're about to commence the month of the Legion. And Allah speaks about some draft What is it to do it is a supplication you call out to Allah I call out to Allah, we will call out to Allah, what do we call out to Him for, for our needs, if he wanted, we would not
have been in any need. But Allah created us such that we have needs so that he can test us who will do the call out to
you call out to Allah for what all your needs. Number one, what I need urgently and immediately, what do I need, I need something to be able to live to eat to breathe. That's what I need. I need the ability to pray the ability to do good deeds. I need that ability that capacity. So your physical health, your
economic, the little
financial situation that you're in immediate solved, you need something so that at least you can live a decent life. And the problem is once we live a decent life, you know how a man is he always wants to live a more decent life. He wants a little bit more comfortable. I have a friend who bought a Range Rover. I told him lovely car. He says wait until I get my helicopter.
guy asked. We haven't even dreamt of this Range Rover do busy thinking of a helicopter. It's fine. It's one of those things. It just goes to prove that you know what people on different levels. The Range Rover the helicopter will not take you two gentlemen unless you use it in the right way. And unless the more you get the more humble you become the more you reach out to people
Good morning greet. Don't worry about the world says, greeting. Learn to greet one of the biggest sicknesses we face today is the fact that we don't greet.
I can tell you I've been to cities where the non Muslims have greeted me more than the Muslims
Good morning, good afternoon, good evening.
And after what would they they recognize you
do not want to be just because you read you recognize that it was not at all. Now Allah helped me first May I become from among those who can clean my heart. And every one of us learn to love one another, to remember it and the benefit of it will only be when you love one another. That's why the professor was addressing his companions. He says
he got five to move.
You see, before I translate that happy, let me go back to another happy. He says the people of Paradise and the people who will be VIPs on the agenda will be so many categories. And one of those categories from the seven is those who love each other for the sake of Allah. You know what about each other for the sake of Allah means I love someone because I know Allah made them and they're trying, they're trying to get closer to Allah in some way or another. And even if they're not, I would love to see them come out of that soon they may be involved in so I will work in my own way to get the message across to them.
Because the products or services like near and dear will become a tool and what hidden
for Allah to use you to guide one person towards this goodness and guidance is better for you than holding Nam actually means the red camel and the red camel was the best and most expensive means of conveyance at the time. You know the Range Rovers or helicopters we spoke about moments ago, something like that.
In your head a better for you than a little private jet. is if Allah used you to guide how many people how many? One one that's
so work on yourself to be able to address people who might be seemingly a stray in a way that when you talk to them, they remember Allah. That's why when the Prophet Muhammad read the Quran to us from the verses he read was The story of Moses Musa alayhis salam. Do you know what he says in the story of Musa insana? What Allah says, Allah narrated it to us, who was he sent to the worst of all?
The worst of the time was a man known as the Pharaoh. Even the Old Testament has this, that Pharaoh, Allah says, We saved the best of the time to him and we told the best of the time. The best of the time was Messiah is another prophet Moses, may peace be upon him. Allah says, we say Musa and his brother Harun Allah Hema Salah to the Pharaoh of Iran, who was the worst. And we told them
go to him
and speak to him with soft speech, short speech.
He didn't say go to him and start insulting him and swearing him and judging him. They all knew the Pharaoh was but there was hope that perhaps he might turn to Allah. So Allah says, you go to him, speak to him with soft words.
That means something palatable, something beautiful, something soft, something lovely, speak to them with some beautiful words, speak to him with beautiful words, why?
Perhaps he may be reminded, or he might be conscious of Allah, which means you guys watch your words
and ask for him. Allah already knew what was going to happen. But Allah didn't say, I know that the pharaoh is not going to believe so don't waste your time going there. Because Allah knows that by you going there, you're fulfilling the instruction of Allah so you're going to get the reward. whether or not he gets what she gets guidance is up to Allah.
Today, none of us can claim to be better than the Prophet Moses Musa alayhis. Salam, not one. And none of those were ever going to meet or come across, including the biggest enemies of Islam on earth today can be worse than the pharaoh himself. Because the pharaoh used to say
I'm your God, I'm the God and I'm the highest. What Allah.
The Pharaoh told his people, all my people, I don't know of a deity fit to be worshipped by you besides me.
I don't know of a deity for you to worship besides me, that was the height of tyranny.
So none of those we're going to ever meet can be worse than the Pharaoh and none of us can be better than Musa alayhis salam. So don't you think we should be speaking to every one with a greater concern with a more beautiful speech with more softness in our approach? Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam again, in a verse, Allah says in the Quran
it is because of the mercy of Allah.
It is due to the mercy of Allah, that you are so lenient with those around you or Muhammad SAW Salah if you were harsh and hard hearted, they would have dispatched they wouldn't even have wanted to listen to Mohammed Salah Salah.
So what was the sign of the mercy of Allah? leniency
Lee leniency? I asked myself and I asked you to ask yourself, are you lenient? If you are, the Quran says it's a sign of the mercy of Allah upon you and all those around you.
Are you a lenient person?
Or are you harsh and hard hearted? And you know what, you need to ask the people around you? Am I lenient?
I can see the men looking at me, it's like they're gonna go home and say, am I lenient?
Do I look like I'm harsh?
They're gonna say no,
not at all. Because they're gonna be, there's gonna be trouble if they say anything else.
But what you do, you have to find out from those you live with how you are.
Find out from those who live in your house, how you are, change yourself. It's a sign of the mercy of Allah, when we talk of the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala I promise you, my brothers, my sisters, when we talk at the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala we need to keep on repeating things because that is part of the remembrance of Allah, how am I going to be reminded about Allah? When someone hasn't repeated things? The Quran says, Why that came.
And remind, remind meaning repeat things. Why? For
found meaning for indeed the reminding, the constant reminder benefits those who truly believe. If you truly believe you don't get irritated that this man's repeating this for the fourth time, but you feel within your heart, I think it must be so important. That's why he's saying it again. The Prophet peace be upon him, when there was a young lad who came to him saying,
imagine you get your moment with Muhammad, Allah, Allah.
Allah grant us not just a moment, but eternity. I mean,
he met Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and he was excited. He wanted to say something, ask something, you know, he got this messenger. So I'll send them right in front of me says Yasuda la sala salon. I'm Senior Rasul Allah. Give me some advice. Subhana Allah.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us all. May Allah bless us all. Sometimes we expect a long answer. He's asking the messenger, but wonders what he was expecting. If it was me, I would expect a whole paragraph Sit down. Let me give you advice on
the processor have looked at him. I wonder how he looked because there's no description of the guy. He says
don't get angry.
That's it. What's your temper? There must have been something for him to say that right?
Sometimes you see some of the young boys and girls. Some of those a little bit older. The expression on your face already says you're a person with a temper. I mean, if I just come to you and
someone says advise me.
Calm down, relax, take it easy.
The expression on your face actually ages you. You know that.
If you have an expression of a temper anger every time you have these headlines know the headlines.
What will happen? The creases live there forever and you're only 25
Ready for headlines. So Allah lots of news, isn't it? Allah grant us ease. Relax, just be normal. Just smile. So the prompts are second set in Latin. He says, Okay, give me a bit more advices don't get any results. Okay, give me more advices Don't get angry. One narration says he kept on repeating it until the people thought to themselves. Wow, I hope that now it's enough he can keep quiet. So hon Allah Subhana. Allah imagine. And another narration says he said he thrice, don't don't get angry. Don't get angry, why three times one was enough. Because the reminder helps us It definitely helps us.
So this reminder that we definitely need we need.
If we are from among those who smile when Allah subhanho wa Taala sends someone to remove us from evil to clean the heart. And the cleansing of the heart is so difficult that we will not know the qualities within us that need rectification until and unless we interact with genuine people, and we're ready to listen to others regarding what our weaknesses are.
That's when you're going to be refined. You could be a father in your home, you could be a mother, you could be a father in law, you could be a mother in law, you could be a son or a daughter, you could be a daughter in law or a son in law, I promise you the only time you're going to know your true value is when you ask those within your house. Really and truly Where do I need correction? Please tell me and work on it. Don't just get angry and upset, no work on it. When do I need correction? Learn to smile, learn to sacrifice. Right? So let's go back to this. Heidi.
The proxy Salam says Should I not show you something that if you were to do it,
it would increase the love between you
will increase the love? Why do I need the love? You need the love because man needs company? When I say man here I refer to humankind, okay? humankind, human beings need company. It's good to have two people, three people I know a lot of us, myself included, sometimes we're very wary of the type of company that we associate with. But that's part of the hobby. But if you had ideal company, wouldn't you feel so good? People who who care for each other? They don't have to be exactly like you, but they have to respect each other. In that case, what happens? Do you enjoy life a bit more? It's really good. The value of family is not known, except by those families who are easygoing. The other
day I officiated someone's nikka in one of the cities here in the UK. And they asked me to say a few words, I said something interesting. And I'm repeating this because it's part of reminding us about Allah.
Marriages, very, very important part of your life in mind. important part.
And I said, you will only be happy in marriage if you have.
Okay, we're Muslim. So the consciousness of Allah all of that is already there. But one thing you need as a quality, what is it, you need to be easygoing?
If you're not easygoing, and if you're very, very hard and fast with your way, that's it.
They're going to be problems. And I tell people, let others have their way as well. It doesn't always have to be your way. Or it doesn't always have to be their way. But learn to compromise them to give and take what's important to you what is important to you.
So because love is so important, the Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us those who love each other for his sake will have a special shade on the Day of Judgment right? And now the Prophet peace be upon him is teaching us Do you know how that is going to come? Do you want me to teach you something simple that can increase the love between you?
What do you think he said? He just said a few Salama bayamon can
spread the salon amongst you. Now the Salaam is a broad term it starts off with a Salaam Alaikum if I want love Santa Monica, look, I can tell you something about myself for a few years now. I've been trying this and I promise you it works. It works wonders greet people whether they like you or they don't like you ignore that so nothing to do. I'm not doing good to someone because they deserve good No, I'm doing good to someone because Allah loves those who do good that's the reason why I will keep doing good even if they don't like me to see the point if I'm doing good to you because I think you deserve good the day I think you don't deserve good what happens to my good it stops so what was
I doing it for for you? Not for Allah what do you what did I get? I already got the smile back from you the greeting back from you the day I didn't get it back from you. I stopped you stop but when I'm doing it for the sake of Allah, I remember the law. You are a creature of Allah and so am I. We are brothers and sisters.
is what makes me better than you. This afternoon I visited a place called the purple patch. Some of you might know this place. The purple patch is given in Blackburn, a group of volunteers got together in order to try and assist those who are challenged with any form of disability.
And they're doing a splendid job. And they have within their circles, volunteers and people who are working free of charge, in order to assist those who may be facing those types of challenges and disabilities that Allah has tested them with. As a result, I tell you, they are paving their path to paradise. All you needed to do was just to make a lot less than say only Allah make it easy for them and for everyone else.
My brothers and sisters, when we learn to love each other for the sake of Allah, and we do good to people, because we want to earn the pleasure of Allah, we've truly remembered a lot. We've understood the link between us. I was saying, I started greeting people smiling, ask them how are you? If you see someone young ask them what's your name? Even if you don't remember the name for very long, but it means so much to them. It means so much to them. How are you feeling today? Question is Subhanallah it changes the day of a person.
But you know what?
I like to travel by train here in the UK, the virgin train straight to Euston Mashallah, I think is the quickest way to get to London. That's what I think faster than an aircraft because aircraft you got to go early, one hour, you can carry x, y and Zed you know, meaning your liquids and your thirst and your weight needs to be 20 kilos and so on so forth. Train the catcher, I promised you two hours, 11 minutes later, you landed somewhere.
But there's one problem. Everyone's just looking down. And a lot of them are just on their phones. And there's no one we have a difficulty Muslims do not greet Muslims. If you see a Muslim brother or a sister, they will justify not greeting each other. They won't because why?
But then Hi, Susan, what's up, man?
What happened to that? So Allah, why the double standards here, greet the people, if you are greeting them, you know, we've seen I've seen people requiring help. And the Muslim resume pack, boom, boom, boom, boom, stay past.
And who stops Muslims, they stopped to help and assist.
We are supposed to be reaching out first.
And sometimes you might have a person who won't reciprocate it because they might be, you know, a little bit on the hard side, they might be going through having a bad day. If I can just, you know, think good about them. They might be having a bad day. It's fine. You take your duties
to the women.
You know, one guy was telling me how come you sign your books and it's all these women coming to sign books. I said, Brother, you have a business. You have such a thing here that your supermarket you're sending cokes, and you're sending everything out
to everyone, then it's fine, isn't it? And we're standing here there's no camera, there's no reason that I'm sending a product here for charity. That's what it is. I'm sending a product for charity and these people are paying X amount and they just want the book silent at something. acknowledgement is nothing wrong. I'm not a hypocrite. I will not lead a double life where I pretend like something is wrong just when it suits me.
Didn't I tell you moments ago the biggest judges are those who are outwardly pious because shake man comes to them to bless their heart to think bad about others who they don't know. Yes, you might be driving your car you might be 50 miles ahead of me spiritually. But guess what? Allah just helped me. I bought a Ferrari. I'm gonna zoom straight past you just now.
And I'm not gonna be one of those so guys who's gonna wait with you on my way?
I'm going ahead Nope. Allah can grant me a new guidance before the others. The same way Allah can grant others guidance while we're on the path and they can be more rightly guided than us and more spiritual and more religious and more connected to Allah then you and I
look at an example what an example. He was the 14th to accept Islam. He went out to Mecca Mohamed Salah, but they had hope they didn't judge the man to say he's in hell. No.
And when he jumped on at 40 he took over everyone he's known as the second best to fit this earth after the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala The first being a Baba Casa de
so Pamela but what did he do? There was a lot of damage he had done in the past.
lot of damage in the past, but when he jumped on, he's zoomed past a lot of people
So when you see people learn to soften your heart, learn to greet for the sake of Allah. I don't want anything from you. I don't want to be fair. I don't want to be cold. I don't want to be, I don't want your food I don't want to take or I want you to have a good day. That's it. All I want is for me to reach out to you so that you can smile and you can restore your faith in humanity. For the sake of Allah. That's all I want. I will greet you just because I want to greet you there's no ulterior motive today. We greet people when we have something at the back of our minds. We greet people, but clean people for the sake of Allah it says it will increase the love salaam aleikum. How
are you my brother? Even if I don't know your name yet? It's okay. As long as I've made you feel good, I need to feel really good. You felt this love What happened? In essence, it restored your faith in humanity.
I began to feel I belong to a whole oma, I belong to humanity. If something happens to me, there are, you know, if I've fallen, I'm not going to have people coming in with rocks and throwing them so that I'm destroyed after that, but I'm going to have 1000s of people come and help me. Help me.
The way we can. We don't look, we don't greet we don't talk. Only when we need it. The addict says you you should greet those you know and those who don't know.
you greet those whom you know those whom you don't know, my brothers and sisters today. Even if we restore justice, greeting, I promise you it's equivalent to remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala because it's a an instruction on the promises
and instruction of the processor, so that I didn't I was speaking about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Should I not show you something? If you were to do it, you would actually increase the love between you spent the Sunnah. So Salam means starting with the greeting.
It's a prayer, learn to pray for each other. How do we pray for each other?
The first words you should ever say when you see another is a prayer. Did you know that? What's the prayer? A Salaam Alaikum?
What does it actually mean? May peace be upon him? What is me peace be it's a prayer. I'm asking Allah to have peace for you blessings when you mercy on you while at
the mercy of Allah and His blessings may be upon you. If you really genuine and I really genuine with that. We've solved most of our problems. The difficulty is, we just say
Doesn't it sound so familiar?
It's an act of worship, I pray for you, brother make peace.
You know, there was once an experiment done by another shake. And I happen to you know, be affected by it in a positive way. Where the brothers came to me this morning to say a Santa Monica said no, a chef told us just for an experiment for two days. Try saying it in a language you understand to be able to know what you're saying.
And I said, Whoa, okay. I mean, maybe it's just an experiment for two days. But I was woken up because I heard someone say, the peace between you and the blessings of Allah and His mercy.
I mean, he says no, you're supposed to say and you to define, yeah.
And you and that's why the Quran says, what we eat
will be accepted. I mean,
if anyone greets you with a greeting, reply to the pedigree, or at least return it, but don't give something lower. So if someone says Salam aleikum, wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh you're supposed to say
and pay me account for the 20 seconds that I took more.
Trust me you're gonna get more time from Allah.
So the two hours
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the Quran speaks about why you should make it who's Delica the Quran mentions a jar that you should mention it was just it was delicate, but it's speaking about was there isn't an IRA and judahite What is it? If someone says you're going for Hajj you must make to add that Allah forgives you and grunts you gentlemen, we will say yes, ultimately that's what I want. Whoever goes for Hajj and the Hajj is accepted from them alone. Forgive their sons and daughter in law.
But Allah says, Don't forget to make draft for your life as well. Make dua for your money, your health, who's telling you this, Allah is telling me to you where the dry lay. Allah says when we when they get to was deadly for some people say Allah give us the world give us the world give us the world. When when we say well, we were talking about materialistic issues and things, but they forget to make to and to supplicate for the hereafter. So Allah says, You should strike the balance by saying Oh Allah grant me goodness in this will grant me goodness in the hereafter and protect me from the punishment of the Fire. What a beautiful day.
So my brothers and sisters, when you call out to Allah, regarding your hereafter,
when you supplicate to Allah,
it is a sign that you are remembering
a lot, maybe you and I need as I said, right at the beginning for law One, two, we wouldn't have had this need, but a lot of work to do and I to acknowledge that he is the owner of the solution. This is why I say well, what brought me happiness. Oh, that itself is such a powerful statement because either acknowledge you, as the owner of happiness, or love helped me open my doors grant me goodness, what a great remembrance of Allah that is because it's acknowledging Allah has what you want. I would never ask you for 100 pounds if I thought you didn't have it.
Would you just go to a guy on the street, you need 100 pounds.
I needed to
I need 1000 actually.
But if someone was wealthy and someone you knew that this person is giving this person who is very generous and said, You know what, Mashallah, you've been giving everyone hundreds of 1000s I just need one quick,
loose change, you say forget about one, I'll give you 10 I give you 100 ticket.
So it's like a lot when you ask him for something. He's given others much more than that. He's going to give you more than what you've asked him. This is why to remember Allah There is one other thing a lot of what we have, we didn't even ask for it, but we have it.
Do you realize that a lot of what you have this is why Mohammed peace be upon him says you really want goodness, if you really want to be grateful, show gratitude. That's part of the remembrance of Allah, you need to make sure that you go to those who have less than you and serve them, work with them, help them look at them, see them, Allah will automatically show you that you have much more you have so much that you did not you did not realize you haven't even asked for it. Because man has a weakness. That weakness is we only pray for things after we realize they're gone or we're losing them. Have you ever said to Allah Allah helped me read correctly? Have you ever said that? Unless
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beautiful verses of the end of Allah Imran where Allah says, indeed in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and whatever is in between them and the movement of the day of the nights. There are Signs for those who ponder, Allah says those who remember Allah, Allah, remember Allah, which means they are pondering over the creation of Allah, standing and sitting and on their sides. And they're thinking about the creation of Allah so for you to ponder over the famous of Allah upon you is the remembrance of Allah and you thank Allah as a result by doing what it strengthens me with my Salah when I fulfill my Salah I don't just do it to get done with it. No, I do it because I want to do it.
I've always said the daily you start reading Salah of fulfilling your prayer because you want to do it is the day you've arrived at a new level in your connection with Allah
What do I mean? A lot of us,
we fulfill our five daily prayers. Not because we want to because we have a very big difference. Very big difference.
I'm not saying it's wrong to do something because you have to do it but the day you now do it not because you have to only but because you want to you enjoy it. It gives you the comfort, it brings you that solace, it brings you contentment, that's the day you've arrived at the new relationship with Allah. So I'm encouraging yourself and myself. When we fulfill the prayer, let's do it because we want to do it not because we have to do it alone have to meaning it's compulsory, but I'm not doing it just because I want to get over and done with it. No, I'm doing it because you know what, really, Allah is so merciful. He's allowed me to breathe. He hasn't charged me for the heartbeat.
He has 36,000 heartbeat, how many hobbies 1000s of them 136,000. She had to pay a penny a penny, half a penny, a penny per 10 make it cheaper Penny 400. We will be bankrupt.
When one beat of your heart is out of sync. Everything comes to an end SubhanAllah. One beat is out of sync. you're rushing from pillar to post hospital to hear cardiologist to another everything's happening. Why? Why don't beat without a place. But you and I didn't even think of that for these 50 years that we've been alive. We didn't remember a lot because nothing went wrong. So Allah says when I love you, I'm going to let some things go wrong so that you can come to me.
When things go wrong in your life, my brothers and sisters, it's because Allah wants to bring you closer to him, not because he wants to chase you away. So that Patience, patience is part of the remembrance of Allah. That's why the Hadith says in Allahu Akbar, Allah, when Allah loves the slave and worshiper, he sends tests in that direction so that this worshiper can become softened and closer to Allah, when your problem and difficulty and hardship brings you closer to Allah, it was a gift of Allah. But when your ease, sends you further from Allah, it was the punishment.
So my brothers and sisters,
beautiful are those who love one another for his sake. Beautiful are those who tend to allow and encourage others not discouraged. Beautiful are those who call others with sweet words with good words.
Beautiful are those who don't pass judgment against others. Don't waste your time talking about someone else. I tell my colleagues in my own field, the day you speak about another is the day you have nothing to offer the people speak about what you have speak about what Allah says speak about what Allah has prohibited what Allah has ordained, encourage the people use the best ways use the best means not everyone is the same.
But the day I've got to take a name of someone else in order for me to attack a person. That's the day and distancing myself from Allah. I'm now worried about others. Toba. Lehman shall
give good news of a special place in paradise to those whose own weaknesses occupy them from engaging in the weaknesses of others.
Unless you're engaging positively positively, meaning you want to help them you want to remind them you want to encourage them, it's a good thing.
So May Allah subhanho, wa Taala, open our doors. Remember, when we talk about the remembrance of Allah, it's got to do with dealing closeness to Allah coming closer to Allah in one way or another. And the way you're going to come closer to Allah, yes, through your obligations, we all know the obligations. I don't want to touch much on the obligations because we know them. I know what Allah has asked me to do, and so do you. That's why I'm a Muslim. I know what Allah has asked me to stay away from and so do you, because we are Muslim. But
there are certain things we forget.
There are certain things we become oblivious of such as how we think about others. Some people live a life of misery such that everyone in their eyes is a person you've got to doubt.
It's a weakness. There are good people on earth. There are good people don't worry, there are people who are honest, there are people who, who would save themselves from the Wrath of Allah in a big way. There are still a lot of good and there are people who have been through bad and they come out and become good Subhanallah so therefore, to judge people based on things
They may have done a few days ago, I think it was yesterday, I tweeted a tweet connected to how busy we have become judging others and their past. You cannot rule on a person based on who they were. And if someone has done it to you, ignore them. Ignore them. It might affect you. Try not to let it affect you. Because Allah knows. And this is why we have something in Islam known as backbiting Mashallah, my time is up, I see that.
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Okay, so but I'll just end what I'm saying. inshallah, the program will continue. We still have a long time inshallah. But it's important for us to realize my brothers and sisters, that sometimes what people say, it does affect us, we're human beings. But try not to let it affect you. When you develop your relationship with Allah, and when you realize the role Allah plays in your life is supreme. You tend to ignore, ignore, just ignore completely. Sometimes when I'm talking about my own life, when I turn towards those who speak even without knowing my own intention,
it becomes such that I lose focus, so I stopped turning towards them, just turn towards Allah. That's if you're doing something to please Allah, you are a human, you may make mistakes, you have to because you're human, if someone genuinely corrects you, in a beautiful way, take it. But if they want to insult you and make a big deal out of it, ignore it. It's a sign of your success. Not everyone's going to love you to succeed, there will be people who will love you to fail. If they have that attitude towards the best of creation, Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam you think you and I are going to be spared?
In Patreon tried hard to harm him. You think they're not going to try to harm you by nothing? Am a zero nobody. Who are we? Some kind of love compared to the companions who struggled. So have hope my brothers and sisters inshallah with this beautiful message of the remembrance of Allah by instilling hope within our hearts and respecting each other and loving each other. I would like to close this first session Apollo holy hell Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah.