Channel: Mufti Menk
21 February 2013, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa
Sallim wa ala
nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Rahman silica barakato home masala energy modality in Isla de moda.
We commence by praising Allah Subhana Allah to Allah send the blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless his whole household.
And at the same time, all his companions and all those who struggled and strove through the years, to learn the beam, to put it into practice, to convey it in a way that it has come to us today. And Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every single one of us and grant us goodness before we proceed brothers, I'd like to request that we move forward for the deed to leave gaps would not be the quality of the meaning when they are sitting to listen to a form of a vicar and the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Brothers and sisters in Islam,
the statement I have made moments ago and how we normally start most of the lectures and most of the Islamic gurus and lessons where we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. After praising Allah Subhana, Allah to Allah and thereafter, we include those who struggled and stroll through the generations, in a way that today the dean came to me and view
my concern and yours should be to work our way into that statement.
In a way that tomorrow, when our children or grandchildren are the people of the oma to come, start their own lessons, or their lectures, and they also commence by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala and sending blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his companions. And then they made mention of all those who struggled and scrolls through the years to bring the deen to us, we would be from amongst that chain. So this evening, I want to spend a few moments
on this particular subject, how is it that we can work our way to finding our names or ourselves included? In that do our what a blessing? Imagine we say a woman who couldn't be accepting Elijah Medina, those who have followed them with goodness up to the end of time May Allah make us and our offspring from amongst?
Yes, we are so fortunate to be muslimeen We thank Allah we uttered the Shahada, we thank Allah, every one of us should be grateful to Allah that we have the Shahada on our tongues as she had to Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah wash. How do you know Mohammed Abdullah, who wore a suit, I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is His Messenger, the final prophet, the slave of Allah subhana wa, let statement is more heavy on the scale, then 99 files of bad deeds, each one from the east to the west, filled with bad deeds. And if you were to put that La ilaha illAllah, Muhammad Rasulullah on the other side
of the scale, it would be heavier, so aren't we lucky? Aren't we fortunate? We're lucky we are very fortunate. We should. We should praise Allah, we should really be happy Subhana Allah Alhamdulillah Allah, Allah has chosen myself and yourself to be from the soma, may he keep it that way and maybe make us genuinely from the oma. So we have a lot to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for my brothers and sisters never feel for a moment that Allah has forsaken you. We go through difficulties in our lives, we go through issues, whether they are medical, whether they are social, whether they are economical, no matter what type of difficulties we go through my brothers and sisters, that is all
by the way, it is a minor issue. It is something small, it is something minute, in comparison to the gift of Allah upon us. People become despondent and they start saying Allah has led me down. I have a sickness, Allah cure all those who are sick and if sometimes people say I have a sickness and I'm not getting cured, I have a disease, I have cancer, I have this I have arthritis, I have a back problem I have, you know any other problems of halala all that is minute, Allah gifts upon you eclipses, the little tests that you are going through.
If you know the value of the Shahada, you have that is the test. Allah is holding you and Allah is granting you something for
greater than the dunya has, even if they are healthy, wealthy, and if they've got everything on their plate, if they don't have the Shahada, they've got zero, they've got nothing. So don't lose this. But at the same time, it is your duty and mine. To learn what this means, to learn the deal, to put it into practice and to go out of our way to convey the message.
conveying the message firstly to yourself, we need to conveyed from your tongue to your organs. So you know the message it's in your brain, it's in your mind, it's in your heart. Now translate it, start conveying it to your hands into your feet. You must not only speak like abusive, but you must live like a Muslim you must walk like a Muslim you must your day to day interactions must be like a Muslim. And this is when you will have conveyed the message to yourself to start with. And then after the conveying of that message should be to your own family members. As we know the Quran has stated this very clearly.
Boo, boo Oh,
Oh you believe Save yourselves and your family members from the fire. The fire was fuel shall be
stoves and emitted imagine many mixed with red hot stones. Or should I say human beings mixed with red hot stones. One cannot imagine that when you have a bride or a barbecue, the chicken or the beef that you are buying? What happens to it, you put it at a distance from the fire in order for it to be cooked. What if you were to put it in the coal itself, you will not be able to eat it it will burn. So imagine this human being would be roasted in not only the coal that we know, but red hot stones, Allahu Akbar, Allah protect us. So it's our duty to save ourselves. And to save our family members to start with. Try your best with them by leading by example number one.
When you lead by example, it's far easier for them to follow. If you are dressed in an unacceptable way. Don't expect your daughters to dress any better. If you are a man who is fiddling with his phone with wrong relations, don't expect your children to do any better by the will of Allah and His mercy they may. But you don't expect that because it was your duty to lead by example. And you didn't know Allah forgive us and forgive our shortcomings. So you want to bless you in a specific way. You want to speak in a specific manner. Like we say, if you want to act like a hooligan in the presence of your children, they will be bigger hooligans than you may Allah protect myself and
yourself. It's important for us to realize this, passing the message across is not done by being hypocritical, but it is done by being genuine and sincere. This is why we say you have a weakness, you need to acknowledge your weakness and work on it. You don't need to pretend to be the Pope, where you have all the weaknesses and you're busy pointing fingers at the rest. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala, forgive us, and may He make us really from those who can convey a message in a way that we will benefit from it to start with. And this is why when Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about those who remind others forgetting themselves. He asked the question at that moon.
are you ordering, instructing or encouraging people to be righteous when you are forgetting yourselves? And he doesn't Indeed, he says, What
kita but yet you are the ones who are reading revelation. We know I may know something, I've learnt it, and I'm instructing others to do it, but I'm not doing it myself. So Allah says, you know that revelation, you teaching it to others, and you're not doing anything about it yourself? So then he is by saying, otaku? Do you not have any sense? Do you not have any brains? Do you not have that thinking capacity? Don't you think? What is it you're doing? mela strengthen us my duty to work on myself than to work on those around me. When I've tried my best then the circle broadens. I need to work on as many people as I can amongst the muslimeen and then also amongst the non Muslims. And
this is why we say my brothers and sisters, Islam is powerful enough to be spread without your assistance or mine. Remember that allows word is solid enough and his yard and signs across the globe and across creation are enough and more
powerful than anything I could do or you could do to spec Islam. Allah does not need me or you. But the worry is how many people are dejected? Or how many people are deterred from Islam because of me or you. That's the worry. The worry is not how many entity Islam because of me and you, Allah does not need me or you. If someone has entered because of me or you, it's a bonus, it is some gift of Allah. But Allah does not count on me or you to spread his Deen, but he will definitely hold it against me or you. If we have been the reason for a deterrent for someone to have entered this lab. Remember this. So this is why we say as muslimeen it is of utmost importance that we carry ourselves
as Muslims, that on its own will invite people to the goodness of Islam, if not bring them straight into the religion. What this means he's, there are sometimes enemies of Islam, who don't like Islam, they hate it, they don't want to hear about it. But Allah makes them be stuck with their vehicle on the into for example, and who happens to come along yourself. It is your opportunity to showcase Islam, not because we want to do it to show them but we just want to be real Muslims a proper Muslim, and as a result, the minimum that will happen, they will realize this is a religion. These people are okay. That's what they will realize minimum we're talking here of minimum. The word okay
means they're all right, an enemy of Islam to acknowledge that you are okay. It means my enmity is correct. That itself is done. Allahu Akbar, we have called people to Islam through the goodness of practicing alone, la Akbar, Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us goodness, look at Islam spreading across the globe.
If you look at how it's spread in Far East Asia and various other countries, I'm sure you've heard of it. It was through the upright dealings of the business people who went there to trade. They went there to trade but their trading was so upright that the people began to ask the question, What is it with these people? They are so upright, something is holding them, protecting them from stealing, cheating, deceiving, what is it, it is their faith? So we belong to the faith? How many of us have been an insult to Islam? Let's ask ourselves an insult to our own faith where we do not practice it. We speak in a way that is far from the teachings of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, every
other word we use is a swear word within our homes, within the community, within society, within the Muslims within the non Muslims, everything we do Subhan Allah does not reflect that which Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam came with, then what gifts do we appreciate in terms of the Shahada? I want to word it very, very strongly this evening for myself to begin with, and then for yourself, how do we want to win? I have chosen to go back to the time of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam when he was all alone.
And jabril Ali Salaam came to him.
And gibril Ali Salaam read the first verses of Revelation, a Parra. He was honest enough to say.
I'm not a reader.
And it repeated itself. And the story continues until he received that first part of Revelation. What did he do? He ran down the mount. And he came to his wife, a deja vu Hawaii drama and how we all know this very, very well. What did he say to her? He said za, Milani. We know this wisdom Maloney Cover me, cover me. And immediately she covered him. And she supported him. And she accepted the message right at the beginning. The first one, she knew this is my husband. He is such an honest man, such an upright men. That no matter what he says, I know he's telling the truth. How many of us for a mobile phone, our wives don't believe us who sent you that message? And she will not believe
you come what may, you have saved Fatima's number as
Why? Because you want to deceive. This is why our families do not take Deen from us. That's the point. Because we have deceived ourselves. This man came with something nobody would believe in a rush, unless they knew the man and they knew that he was an honest man. So the first people to accept were those who understood that and realized it because he lived his life that way. How many of us are ready to understand this? I've given you a living example of a mobile phone. We're not ready to be trusted with our own mobile phones. A message beeps at two in the morning.
And we are so quick to react to it that we give it away. No matter how long your beard is my brother, you've given it away. Allahu Akbar. Now when you tell your wife something, I'm going for Salah. She will think 50 times you have penalized her you have punished her yet when Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam came and said an angel came to me and he told me
And he said this she said kulla law he
never will allow let you down it is the truth I believe in if you are an honest man, you have always been honest. You are a person who looks after the neighbors for the pleasure of the maker.
For nothing in return, you are a person who looks after the weakened downtrodden, you go out you are kind to everyone. These are characters conduct. This is what spread Islam his character immediately was picked up by his wife. What happened when he came back from me Raja when they told
him what do you think of a man who says, Listen to how, how difficult it is for a person who does not know the man to believe the story.
If you tell your wife at 10 at night to say I would my friends eating some way out she will start doubting 50 dogs going through her head. You sitting at two in the morning on a computer saying no, no, no, no pornography is out of the picture here. And she is coming and checking in you quickly closing the windows day. And this is what's happening. Look, those things are far they are happening in our lives with Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. Take a look at what occurred. They asked Abu Bakr Siddiq of the law and what do you think of a person who says that he has gone from here to Bay to remark this by night and the same night he's taken up from there to the seven heavens and the same
night he comes back and the same night he goes he comes back to a mechanical macabre and thereafter he is in his bedding before the morning.
So obviously, this is he's not told who it is or what it is. One of the wires mentioned that he said that is not possible. So they said your friend said that that's what happened. Immediately. He said he said it in one lump it has happened. So Pamela, something impossible. And this is not a wife or it's not a brother, or it's not a father or a son. It is a friend how many of our friends can believe us This is why the game is not progressing from our mouths and our tongues Allah is using other means to progress the deen we are not truthful to ourselves. truthfulness is a quality that you definitely need to lead a happy life and to be able to strip the deep, not even by telling a
person please enter Islam but by your uprightness Subhana Allah person walks into your business, they have given you 1000 rounds more and they were so happy they walked out with a good deal for you to stand up as a Muslim, my brother, obviously brother, if he's not a Muslim,
he probably would just be a human being was a brother in humanity. So you say Listen, my brother, there is 1000 rands more than you have given that you have given I believe there are still Muslims.
what's the point of returning his 1000 rands when the sin we are committing back at home is worth a million brands deducted from the account. We already overdraft.
There we learn something, but at home, we're not as honest. Charity begins at home remember that a true person is known by his relation with his family members. Don't be deceived. You are known by the relation with your family members. Are you looking for
the best from amongst you are those who are best to their spouses, their family members, the term includes a lot in it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us, may he open our thinking. So I've given you an example of Khadija beauty Hawaii.
She immediately stood up in support of this man. And she said this is my husband, I've known him for just a few years is 15 years. And I know you are not a liar, you will not cheat, you will not deceive you will not harm you will not this you will not that Allah will never let you down here you are, I am with you. I take you to my uncle. Let him explain. And the story continues and I've given you an example of
Subhana Allah, they are like that so many examples, but there is something bigger, something bigger. Do you know today the deal got to you and to me, my brothers and my sisters in Islam, this religion has got to you and to me because of Allah asphodel and mercy
and because of the sacrifice of certain people, who are these people? Do you want to realize Today we are not ready to give up a cigarette until the doctor tells us You are now dying. Then you say okay, now throw it out. When the doctor tells you you've had a heart attack, throw this bad habit then you throw it out. But when you are harming in a manner that Allah lent you for a little while. This body is not going to be with you for long. Your body is your uniform for your test. When you go to a school, you wear a uniform, you have your test you come out of the school, remove the uniform, leave it there and you carry on this body
As a uniform for your souls test, your soul is tested. So Allah puts it into a body brings it on the earth, you will remove the uniform and your soul will carry on. That's what you need to understand. So this body when you treat it in a way that it's not supposed to be treated, your uniform is wrong. This is why dressed properly Don't be frightened of your Islamic identity. My sisters, remember, your uniform is going to be taken off one day when your soul goes off leaving the body on the earth. Allah says mean half Kumasi
we have created you from the soil, we will return you back into the same soil the earth and we will resurrect you therefore once again.
Goodness. So this sacrifice, we need to realize we are not prepared to give up a cigarette. I am honest, obviously people are now debating Is it makrooh? Is it my brothers my sisters? Don't fool yourself? Is it harmful or not? The answer is yes it is. I
last week I was in UK and believe me I saw cigarettes not only expensive but every box is two words Smoking kills. That is the message and I was talking to one of the whole ama and he was saying this particular issue of smoking kills and how it is illegal to sell a box of cigarettes without writing on it Smoking kills. And then he said something very interesting he said you know when the law came out that you are not allowed to sell cigarettes unless you write Smoking kills or is harmful to you on the box. All the tobacco companies immediately signed up and agreed and they said we will write it in big why they are so confident of their product that no matter how much we tell these people
you will die is it no problem I take a
look at that. Have you thought of it that way? They are so confident of their product who will tell you whether you are dying to hear the Alliance and you say no
they wouldn't do that the zoo won't tell you you know it's like bungee jumping in Zimbabwe they won't tell you look you can join for free no strings attached
nobody would go but at the same time we go Slim's we see them writing Smoking kills and we say no problem we go in they were so confident that they've got us nailed that's what it is. They've got us name they don't mind even if they write to you smoke five who die instantly will smoke four and a half one three quarter. Quarter. Now law safeguard us Is this what? We cannot sacrifice a cigarette? How many of us are ready to throw it out? People died for you. That's why the dean is here today. Hamza kidnapped and muttalib was murdered because of you.
And you cannot give up a secret
from the Allahu anhu
because of you and you cannot cover your hair my sister.
If they did not fight, where would we be today?
named him. Name all of them. 313 people, they said yeah, Allah, we are ready to give our lives. That's when the gene came to me and you I cannot keep up adultery. They give up their life. nobody's asking you to kill yourself.
Allah is only asking you one thing. Give up your bad habits turn to me.
They gave their lives for you when they died, they were murdered in cold blood. They will go and see what happens to them.
And I cannot give up
pornography. What a silly habit, lazy way to give me
What is it? I cannot cover myself for the sake of Allah. And then I want to say that no, I am happy to be an almighty of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Think about this. It is by far the most powerful question you will ask yourself. nobody's asking you to die right now. And right here.
Allah is asking you to serve him to worship Him alone. To practice the deen to put it into practice, to convey to others to be kind to others, to be honest, to be trustworthy. we steal from people we cheat and we call them we deceive them. And yet, there were people who will lie who have died in their hundreds and 1000s for the team to come to me today. And I don't realize I am enjoying the Shahada because of the martyrdom of so many people named them when you read a sahabas name any one of the Sahaba when you read their name, ask yourself this man was martyred because of me. The deity came to me today. What am I
Doing I can't even sacrifice for the sake of Allah to get a four solid confession.
Is that the deal? Are you going to die by getting up for Salah? No, you're not.
We go to Makkah, we go to Madina, munawwara we make salame.
We go to birkir we greet
and we know we go to, we see, we feel
the hair stands is that when it stops, Think for a moment. While la he they fought with their swords, the enemy came to swipe, they stood so that those who remained carried the deal. Today it is here in Port Elizabeth strong, live and kicking. Why? Because of the sacrifice that is made, if you are not ready to make a sacrifice, who knows the deed may be taken away from yourselves and your progeny. And Allah says it in a very, very loud and clear it is so scary, but we need to word it
to ourselves firstly
and remind ourselves
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What powerful verses they are? Allah says oh you who believe whoever from amongst you. turns away from God. So Allah will bring forth other people. Allah will bring forth a nation, a group of people who will love healing and who who will love who will love them meaning who will love Allah and Allah will love them.
And they will be humbled when it comes to the movement and they will be strengthened against the Kufa Subhan Allah they will be solid like us weaklings love so weak
that we can pump weights of 100 kilos and boast to the rest of the people in the gym. But that same set of biceps cannot lift your blanket up for solid.
Where are we what are we doing? Why are we deceived? We cannot sacrifice.
So this is it. We need to constantly ask ourselves what have I done
Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he will recognize us on the house. How will he recognize us?
a follower of his provided Salah do I even know his companions what they did for me so that the dean came to me how many of us know about our Sahaba the Allahu anhu. Today, it is so easy. You can turn on whilst you are walking you can whilst you are driving or riding or even walking, you can have an iPod or you can have a little CD, or you can perhaps turn on the radio and listen to something constructive. Perhaps you may be able to listen to something or even if you come to the masjid and you are able to sit in the programs, you will be able to learn a lot about the sacrifices of those. And you will be able to understand how fortunate you are that today. We are busy sitting and eating
the fruits of their sacrifice. Ask the countries like this one here that have been colonized in the past, what type of struggle they went through. today. People don't even know the struggle of the freedom fighters of a long time ago when they couldn't even live when they were jailed. Whatever happened to them happen that is in the near past. What about Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam?
They offered him women he declined them.
They offered him wealth. He declined it. They offered him position. He declined it Why? So the dean came to me and that's why
because if he accepted any one of those things, it will just stop there and this was the limit of it. He said know the broader picture the oma of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam we are a part of them.
We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to open our eyes. That's all that is needed. Open our eyes and see this dunya around us is a deception. They sacrificed some of them passed away at a very early age, some of them martyred in the first few battles. Some of them took part in so many battles
in order to save the deen look at what happened during the conduct Subhanallah the large numbers of people that came the Alliance's that came to Madina munawwara they thought that we
We'll walk straight through Medina. And it's going to be the end the hypocrites was such that they they on that day they said now there is no hope for these people.
And yet Allah has helped Cain
and Selma and Pharisees of the law
presented an appeal to dig the trench. I want to tell you something.
And this is now looking at the Sierra from a different perspective
Rasulullah sallallahu sallam.
There is there are the Hadith and narrations that made mention of how he died with his own hands. Part of the trench. Why for you for me, do you know what
he does with his own hands?
no food, all the Sahaba trying to meet a deadline one after the other. One thought he was hungry. The others thought the other thought he was hungry and carrying on Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam had two stones tied on his belly, two of them and he just carried on. Yet he was a follow healthy Walker among
the best of creation, the most honored of all messengers. What happened? He was digging.
They dug so deep, so wide when the enemy came, there was no way to cut across. So the deal by the will of Allah through the plan of Allah preserved with the sacrifice. Now the question is if Allah wanted, the deen could have been preserved without a sacrifice.
If Allah wanted, no better would have taken place, whoever intended harm could have wiped them out without a better if Allah wanted, they would have been no matters. Have you ever asked yourself? Why did Allah allow this to happen where the sacrifice was needed in order for the DM to continue simple reason to differentiate between the truthful and the liars. That's the only thing
has even sushi otaku, me Abu
Salah lemon, Medina Sadako.
Allah says do people think it's enough for them to say I believe is and then they are not tested. Allah says they were tested even before in order for us to distinguish who are the truthful and who are the liars. So the tests will come they came to them, a sacrifice is required. And that is what will make you earn the reward that you deserve. When you put in sacrifice, the more the sacrifice, the greater the reward. So the hobbyist goes the Hadid says in the law either I have barbudan epistola. When Allah loves someone, he puts more tests in his life he tests in
my lab, the greater the reward or the greater reward is with the greater tests. The greatest, the greatest sacrifice, you are ready to sacrifice for Allah, Allah will test you, you sacrifice more, Allah will reward you, when a lot of rewards you you will see the more you have in terms of tests, the more opportunities you have to gain closeness to Allah don't become depressed because you are sick because you suffered a loss in business because you lost your wife, you lost your husband, you lost a child or a parent or a brother or a sister, Allah grant us all Jelena. Ultimately we all have to go if you become depressed at that you have lost focus of the fact that that was an opportunity
for you to gain even more closeness to Allah subhanho wa Taala
lavaca Mela opened our doors grant us goodness, I always say that when we are asked to fulfill our forum, yes, we should fulfill it. But that is a duty Allah has given us so much. Allah has given us our eyes, our noses, the air, we are breathing and so on the heartbeat of how many 1000s a day? How many 1000s in terms of the heartbeat a day, no battery, no Duracell no ever ready? No. It just continues by the will of Allah how many 1000s You don't even know. And we Oh Allah the five likely say,
If Allah has given you wealth, the two and a half percent or whatever percentage it is that you need to work out in order to give us a car. That's not your wealth. That is actually a loss. You only have to give it to him. You holding it temporarily. And you've given it so you fulfill the facade, your real test is to go beyond that.
That is not from you from your pocket. The other part was not from your pocket it was just Allah give which you only as an AMA put it aside. And David way he wants to do he instructed you to give it to Lincoln to the poor people and it went
now the test is yours beyond that. So we say the forum you come for your five Salah yes Alhamdulillah but there is a duty unto Allah, you got to engage in Sunnah and nothing that is yours. Now that is yours. You are doing that because you want to do it very big difference. You are reading Salah because you have to stop at your farm.
You are reading ready because you want to continue further and you improve your farm. So Panama same applies to your dress code. May Allah make it easy for us to dress appropriately both male and female before we used to only conquer the women to say you know you must cover your hair, you must dress with tight clothing today. We have to conquer the men even more. They dress with tight clothing and they still think we are men our eyes not my brothers. Those jeans you're wearing those skinny jeans are unacceptable. Well, like if people died for you. Come on, give up your jeans, at least at least make them wider, broader Come on, cover your backside, my brother. We are suffering
and the globe will lie here we are suffering and what I'm talking about is not unknown to us. We know exactly what it is. We are suffering with it. Because we are affected by it. We are struggling. You need to be a Muslim in totality. What can you do for Islam? What are you ready to do so that at least your children can see that my father is a good Muslim, he always dressed in a specific way. He always some of us have had parents and older people of the other generation which we know with their good qualities this man used to come every Friday in the masjid early in the morning and he used to sit in the corner and the Quran right up to the time of Salah Where are those people one day it will
have to be me and you may Allah make us
it's no good thing or the old man, we're going to miss him. He used to come every day early, you're going to miss him. Another 10 should get up and start doing that. So panela learn from his example. There are so many people who closed their businesses early they come.
So what are you ready to do my system? Are you ready to do something for the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala so that your own family and your home can have grown up in it, it can have the Lord and the light in it Subhana Allah,
Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors
when you grant us ease.
So as we said,
Allah is instructing us to save ourselves, to save our family members to convey the message to continue further. But without a sacrifice, nothing will happen. And when we say sacrifice, it is not easy.
Allah will put it in your path.
And you need a sacrifice in order to stand up for the sake of Allah. Let me give you a few live examples. Current
to abstain from a sin is a duty of a Muslim, we all agree.
But do you realize without accessibility to that sin, you are not expected to engage in that act of worship.
I don't know if you understood what I said. Let me repeat it.
If I were to tell you brother, not to drink alcohol, and to protect yourself from drinking alcohol is your duty as a Muslim and it is an ibadah to save yourself from drinking alcohol. If alcohol is never available and not there, and it's something nowhere near then you haven't achieved the opportunity to engage in abstaining from something accessible because it's not accessible.
But the minute it's flashing around you, you've come across it your reward is greater because something that was close at hand and it was easily holdable and doable, I could not do it. Why because I can give you another more live example.
If a person lives in an environment where everybody is dressing islamically say all the women are in a job and it would be out of place not to a job. Then Mashallah you are being given a gift of Allah that you will have to wait that a job because of the fact that you feel I'm going to look out of place. So now when people go to a janazah, the way that
when people go to a madrasa, they wear the hijab, because they don't want to feel out of place,
but when you have gone to such a place and you still have not worn your hijab, and you have not made it being a person who's totally out of place in the wrong way.
Then only Allah knows. What is the condition of your heart.
And then I'm weird in a very, very diplomatically.
And on the flip side, if you are a person
who is living in a hostile environment when nobody is doing the right thing and you are the only one dressed properly, then you have a double, triple quadruple 10 times reward perhaps up to 700 times because then it was so easy and easier for you not to dress properly because it was so acceptable in society to be dressing in the wrong way. But I was given the opportunity by Allah to do it properly and I did it. Now you are speaking now you have really abstained from haram for the sake of Allah adultery. If it is something that is far and you are busy working hard to achieve it, voila, you are very, very sinful. But if it is something accessible, close to you, and you are still staying away
from him. Now you are speaking. Now you're speaking now you deserve a reward. Why? Because now you have really abstained from a sin for the sake of Allah, something accessible.
This is why
if you look at the Hadith known as
the habit of the seven people who will be granted a special shade on the day of the AMA, one of them is Julian
Edelman subpoena Jamal sakala.
A person whom adultery was made so accessible to
that this, a woman or a person of the opposite sex is calling them. They are of a high standard. They are very good looking. They have high status and wealth. The Privacy is there, everything is sex. And this person comes up and says I fear Allah and walks away. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allah and they walk away. Allah says you are a VIP, you have now done something for the pleasure of your medical, Allahu Akbar.
Imagine when I sat and read this Hadith, and we've read it many, many times for many, many years, each time he says something comes into your mind and your and your heart and something trembles inside you when you start thinking yeah, Allah Allah, Allah mean Oh Allah.
Here you have mentioned the special shape of the day of the Yama for a person who did this once for your sake. Allah didn't say twice, thrice, four times, obviously once meaning you will abstain from the sin thereafter. nobody's saying you can do it 20 times, but only once you must stay away. No, but Allah mentions it once alone. And that would be enough to wipe out everything that happened in the past. You engage in Toba? Now you've done it for the pleasure of Allah, Allah says, Come, you deserve the shade of this day of energy. Why? Because the sin was accessible. And we stayed away from it.
Now look at the Sahaba
what was their lives full of what what were their lives full of full of sacrifice, but what type of sacrifice that we're going to look into. Because the type of sacrifice they engaged in today. For us, we don't even consider it as something because we've never even been through.
They didn't have food for how many years? Three years, according to some donations in 33 years sanctions. And it was so easy for them to break it into go and get a quick job as we would call it and get a quick job and come back. It was so easy. They didn't they had the unity of purpose. You know what?
But they did not compromise to be
today halal Haram, we ready to compromise. People are telling you look, you have this option, and you have that option and you have this option will lie if there is something doubtful my brother's the Sahaba
forget about dog food halaal. Also, they stayed away from it.
Because they were forced to at times and the times, they did not want to indulge because they didn't want to get so pleasurable in the dunya that they forget the this was a quality, we have to talk about it. It does not mean we are telling people to divorce themselves from the dunya. But just to wake us up to see where we are and why we are where we are. And the sacrifice of those people Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam being the best of creation. Imagine you and I know what happened in Paris. And you know how the mountains were also
ready to get together by the instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala the angels of the mounds had come and said we can crush these people you know what happened.
And Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam who was so powerful that the mountains were ready to obey.
The law says sometimes we saw the moon and we saw the moon and we saw the moon which means three months on
By and we have not yet lit a stove in this house. Because there was nothing besides thermal, water and dates. I asked you belie. I asked you by the name of Allah. How many of us have ever lived on water and dates for one month, only water intakes for a month. And we are nowhere near best of creation. I think wives would leave their husbands and apply for notifications immediately. This house has only water and does nothing else. It's a fact. No, this man is not providing and the best of creation, the best of creation. his wives were so delighted to be his wives. They did not complain. There's no food but there was genuinely no food.
And he is the best. Like I said the trees would have grown from his rooftop from the sides from anywhere and everywhere fruit would have come from the corners of the world. If Froot could have come to Maria Maria salatu salam in that may have
what do you think would have come to Rasulullah sallallahu Salah absolutely everything but know Allah subhanho wa Taala chose in order for us to learn from that example, that this world is not only about eating and drinking, there is far more to that. What is the legacy you are going to leave they have left it today Their names are such that when we start our lectures, we start off by saying man Allah subhanho wa Taala bless all those who have struggled and strolls through the years in a way that the dean came to me and you today, what are you leaving behind my brother and my sister? What legacy Are you leaving behind? My brother and my sister? If you were to go right here and right
now, on your way out of this message or anywhere else? If you were to leave tonight, what will you be remembered for? That is question number one.
What will you be remembered for? What will your children remember you for?
What will your companions your spouse remember you for? What will your community remember you for? That is question number one. Question number two, if you were to die today, what is the main feature of your life that you are going to take and present in front of Allah tomorrow?
Ask yourself, was it an adulterous relation you took on for 15 years?
Is that the main feature of your life
and you carried on so now when you come on a piano, you are going to be presented with the highlights of your life to start with then the details. When you come with your highlights what's the highlights I need to be ashamed? Their highlights would be Yala.
We have sacrificed our lives for you. That's the Sahaba de la
you will see it from the color and the since it was the it says the color will be the red color of blood and the scent will be the scent of mask.
And with us
what do we what will we come up with I don't even want to go into the beginning of what might happen, will it but it's important to mention one or two points because of the crisis we are facing in today's world. Some of us might just present a mobile phone that might be the highlights of your life. Me and my mobile that's what it is his phone I don't know if you've seen it already.
See everyone's looking at me Don't worry, it hasn't come out. I was just trying to see what people are going to look at me like Mashallah.
That means we follow the latest. mela make our phones the means of our entry into paradise, rather than the means of our throwing into this Hellfire online. We can we can really make amends. We can really correct ourselves, believe me. But if that's the highlight of your life, hold a mobile phone all night mobile. So your husband wants to call you he needs to tweet you or message you and yet you're right next to him. It's happening online. Don't worry, I used the reverse example. We've been saying Wife Wife for so long. We've got to say husband as well. May Allah subhanho wa Taala correct both of us, all of us.
Sometimes today, and some people don't like to discuss this matter. But voila here we are suffering as an oma from this. Even people who purportedly or who outwardly may seem religious will lie we have a lot to collect a lot. The issue of pornography sometimes might be the highlight of your life. So you presenting it on the day if you were to dine out before you walk out, we would be so embarrassed for someone after our death to go through our phones that we would make a drive to see I love before we die. If I have a DI Yama let this password be so strong that nobody sees what I went through in my life. But you don't realize Allah doesn't need a password.
Allah knows what you did Subhan Allah.
The other day I was reading an article about iPhone and they say that anyone with an iPhone their entire data is stored somewhere in the US entire Why are you looking at your phone, the images being taken off you everything. I don't know whether it's true or false.
If you woke me up, it shook me. And I said, Never again, will I purchase a product. From there no ways. We don't want an iPhone, I was oblivious of the fact that he came from the west.
They say they have every detail of your movement, your name, your address, your address, whatever you are worth more than, you know, they know, they continue to serve you every time your phone was in front for as long as you have internet connection, you are dead meat.
It's a reality.
And then I thought, okay, that article might not be true, perhaps it might be far fetched. Perhaps we're giving them the benefit of the doubt. But we are frightened when we read something of that nature, not realizing allies. But more than that about you and me, come on, and then we're not scared. We're not fighting.
May Allah open our doors? Like I said, you ask yourself if you die today, what is the legacy you bring to me? Number one, number two, what is it you've taken to present tomorrow? Where did you get that from? Here's the first.
Yeah, are you
logged in a lot
of you who believe be conscious of the Almighty, each one of you look into what you have prepared for presentation tomorrow, and be conscious of a man he indeed knows what you are doing. He knows what you are doing.
What if you prepared for tomorrow? What are your deeds? What are you going to handle? Now our openness and our goals, they open our minds our hearts may open our spirituality may help us to love one another. Remember, my brothers and sisters, when you see someone doing something wrong, that's your brother, indeed. He's not your enemy. He's not your enemy. He's your brother in Islam.
You correct him with love. Like when you see your child, you correct your child with love. He's not your enemy is your child. When you see your fellow Muslims, brothers and sisters doing something wrong, it shouldn't make you excited to say right now I've seen this guy doing something wrong. That's it. And broadcasting you know,
if you really have a man in your heart, you will call the brother Brother, I need to talk to you and so on. And you try and help them with their weakness. They are not if Allah has used you to guide someone, one person will law which is better for you than anything this dunya holds. I can tell you why. Today someone sent me a message asking me what is the reward if Allah has used you, to attract people to Islam in a way that they edited Islam through your efforts, that's a gift of Allah, like I said at the beginning, Allah does not need me or you for Islam to spray. But if he has done it, it's a bonus. But like it's a gift from Allah use us and continue using us.
So I told him, I said, every single good deed that that person does his Salah is for on his fasting is zaca. He is he teaches other people that a lot of the other people and his children and his progeny, you will get the reward of all of that it is the biggest sadaqa jariya you could ever, ever have had biggest
because you have started a candle that will begin to light so many other candidates. Imagine one person accepted Islam because of your efforts.
And you worked on them, they remain steadfast they start a beauty salon, you getting a full reward of that solidarity, then their family accepted as a result of them. And they invited 10 other people, you are getting a reward of 11 people now. And each one of them, their children came on the deal, you getting a reward of 1000 people and you've passed away already, you've passed away and you are continued, the reward continues until the day of karma. This is why we say the highest rank is that of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. No matter what I do, or you do in terms of goodness, he gets a full reward of everything in terms of goodness, but when I commit to sin, are you then he will not
get the sin of it because he's already warned us about. So that's the beauty you someone was guided through you their sins you don't hold
but there are good deeds, you get a full reward.
And it's not decreased from his but rather it's multiplied for everyone. So I hope and I pray these few words that are uttered in the last 45 minutes that we've spoken for.
That Allah Subhana Allah to Allah bless us, and grant us ease. In fact, it's 54 minutes to be precise. They asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to open our doors really.
I my intention was to motivate myself to start with and then everyone else because every time I think of the fact that Hamza bin Abdul muttalib, or the Allahu anhu was martyred because of me. So the dean came to me and Mousavi know who made the law and who was martyred so that the dean could come to me and the Sahaba were ready to give
Life they gave him the 313, who took part in battle, and the 1000s, who took part or the 750, whatever the figure was, we took part in often, and the others who took part in hundreds and various other battles, some of which I won't even know about.
Those who gave their lives so that the dean came to me today, I must never, ever let that sacrifice be wasted by not waking up. By not dressing properly by not throwing out Beyonce, and those other dirty people's music from my car. What are they doing? They calling you to jahannam and yet there were people who died for you.
If that does not motivate me to throw out my music, CDs, what is going to motivate me? If life was all about dancing and using your backsides? Well, today, we wouldn't be sitting here. But that is what some of our children think it is. And that is where some people are heading. Why? Because we are not trusted in our own homes, like I said at the beginning.
So our children couldn't care less. Because they see what dad is doing you to timing mom and Mom, you to timing dad. And this is what's going on. So you guys are too tiny. I'm the youngest of the new generation I want for time.
This is what's going on.
Now law says goddess, now open all those will live. We need to cry, we need to read we need to make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Really? What is it that I'm going to leave the dounia? With? What's the legacy? Am I going to do the biggest customer of Revlon and Chanel? And what have you in terms of makeup? Was that my life?
Or will I be the biggest customer for example of this and that in terms of the billion and I was the one who couldn't even do without 20 different types of perfume on my dressing table?
Is that what it is that the highlight of your life that's what makes you happy in the dunya so Allah says in the Quran, Colby swapnil Rama t Fabi. Garlic
the virtue and the mercy of Allah those two are what you need to be thankful for. You need to be happy about it is better than anything you can amass and gather. That's what the Quran says. It is better than anything you can gather and is the father of Allah Allah Allah the day Allah have mercy is upon me and you. I can be happy and proud May Allah Subhana Allah have mercy on us. Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors, brothers and sisters, it's about time we turn to Allah we left these little little habits that we sometimes cling on to because we're lazy, they are not worth it. They are people who have sacrificed so much today we read about their legacy tomorrow when people
talk about Islam. Let us also be part and parcel of that picture of people who are actually studying the deen even if it means to our own children and inshallah we meet in gentlemen by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala We ask Allah to bless us all so Allah
Subhana Allah Subhana Allah, Masha Allah Allah Allah, Allah