Channel: Mufti Menk
Lenasia, South Africa
25 January 2020
Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah why Allah Allah He was happy here Jemaine we always start in the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful, we always declared a praise of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Who is the creator of entire creation? The one who is in absolute control of entire existence, every issue that you have, and I have, he is in absolute control, may Allah subhanho wa Taala, create ease for us, grant us good guidance, keep us steadfast and our children, keep us away from shavon. May Allah subhanho wa Taala ultimately grant us all agenda to fulfill those with his mercy. I mean, my beloved brothers, my sisters, if Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam were to be in this gathering
Alhamdulillah for a moment, we might say that it would be something grand and great, perhaps we're talking about him. And perhaps we're mentioning him, and we're actually trying to get closer to his entire way and everything he came with. But is it only that we're speaking about it? If he were to then join us back to the same homes we left a few minutes ago? Would we not be embarrassed regarding many things that we have in our lives? The communications we have, if for example, and this is obviously just an example in order to show you how far we have strayed from the real teachings of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam no matter who we are, if he were to ask us to use the mobile
device you have now would you be able to give him and say use it for one week? It's okay. The answer of that question, although it's hypothetical, obviously, it's not going to happen to you and I, the answer of the question would actually show you something that you need to reflect upon. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help me to begin with and then everyone else, and I say this because Mashallah, when we attend an Islamic gathering, we are Muslim. The minute we leave from it, we hope we are still Muslim in some of us, we are such an embarrassment that we swear, and we utter vulgar words to the very people whom the same Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked us to watch our tongues when we
talk to them. Those are the ones we don't watch the tongue. That's what's happening. And then unfortunately, what shavon has done over the centuries, you will notice what shake pan has done is he has reduced a lot of Muslims into paying lip service to the claim of love with no real love being there. Besides a little excitement a few times during the year, the rest of it is even in the nightclub. It's in the adultery. It's in pornography, perhaps it is in so much of sin, alcohol, drugs, whatnot, robbery, thuggery, gangsterism, whatever else it may be. And yet,
we sometimes don't realize that's the trap of the devil. Like I've said in the past, shape
was also created by Allah for a movement. It's good that you can use shape pattern as a scapegoat to get out of the mess you're in, you did something majorly wrong to your brother. And then you come to him and say, bye. You know what, please forgive me it was shapen and the poor brother actually believes you he says yes, it was a fun let's embrace it's done. Mashallah, yet we were the shopping sometimes.
In actual fact, yes, it is shaped but if you identify the two devil, you will come to realize that we have a lot a lot
to protect ourselves from. And remember that Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam taught us how to save ourselves from the very devil that we're talking about. The iron cruces in the mornings after Salah after the forum. For example, the the last two or three sutras of the Quran repeated in the mornings and in the evenings and even after Salah, some of the drawers, the few sort of the few verses of Surah Baqarah. Do we read them and then we expect not to be attacked by shade on my brothers and sisters. Let me take you back to a time prior to the birth the blessed birth the most blessed birth ever to occur.
The father of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his name was Abdullah he, he was also a leader. He was also a great man revered, respected in Quraysh. His grandfather, Abdullah McCauley, also a leader of courage, great men, there is a story of Zamzam that occurred during that particular time when they had traveled or planned to travel and commenced the journey to go and resolve a dispute with a person far away when suddenly they were dying of thirst. As they were dying of thirst, water began to gush miraculously at the feet of the grandfather of Rasulullah, sallAllahu, Alayhi, wasallam. And at that juncture, they were all as they were just about before that preparing to die,
you know, when you're in a group of people in the middle of a desert, and everyone thinks that all of them are going to go, nobody's going to be saved. The Why is this thing and none of us perhaps would have thought of it because we happen to come across that situation. That's how much Allah has blessed us. Today, we're drinking water out of the tap. You know, it's purer than a tap little bottles that are here, you just bought it out so pure. At that time, water was considered one of the greatest gifts of Allah, it still is. But it was considered that by the people with us, throw it away, the shower, even I feel guilty as we are waiting for it to heat up. So the amount of drinkable
water that has gone down the drain is something that is shameless, when Allah subhanho wa Taala grant me guidance to begin with, and then all of us we can do something about it, put a bucket do something.
So at that juncture, the problem was resolved because the water began to gush out yet they were digging graves. What does digging graves mean? Because they were going to die one after the other. The best thing to do now is let's start digging graves, the only person who might not be properly buried is the last one from amongst us, then they decided the metal is resolved, we don't need to go any further this water the man in charge shall be this particular person. That is only one example. But there is another example that sends a shiver down the spine and his hair raising.
We all know the blessing year of birth of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam it was known as the year of the year of the elephant, the year of the elephant. At that time, they used to remember the occasions by something that happened, it was major, the year of the elephant. It was the year that the incident of the elephant occurred when I was younger. I used to think there was a whole host of elephants later on to learn that there was just one one big elephant and v one elephant, a huge one. So a man known as abraha, according to the innovations, he decided to build a place of worship in further south in Yemen. And he wanted people to come
and start zillah the thought of the human being some of us think like this as well, you know, that man's got a business. I'm opening a business in order for me to do well, I need to break him. So Pamela, so we want to break the men. The same happens sometimes even in the field of scholars, for example, the scholarship, a man says, oh, that guy is doing well. In order for me to do well. Let me drop him not realizing we were working for the same boss. It's the same companies who kind of love it. May Allah subhana wa tada grant us guidance. May Allah open our doors, this abraha decided that in order for my place to flourish, the economy will grow whatever else will happen. I need to break
the Kava. Because someone told him, no one's going to come here when there is a cabin in Makkah that everyone goes to why should they come here? He said we can break it simple thinking like the mafia, not realizing that he thought nobody can tackle him and that's a very important point.
He thought nobody can tackle him. He has the the elephant and the strong army. He began to march marched on to Mankato, comma, and on the way they were committing atrocities, you know, usurping this, taking them doing whatever else they wanted to do, because there was lawlessness, they were the only ones who wanted to achieve whatever at any expense and costs. So as they're going,
they decided, you know what? We're gonna steal a few things. They stole the camels, camels belonging to the grandfather of the province.
by the name of Abu Talib, they stole his camels, quite a few camels, generations make mention of different figures. So it's not saying the figures but a lot of camels. So someone told this man who was one of the leaders of courage that you know what, they've taken your camels he said, Wait,
he decided I'm going to ask for those camels. So he went and he says to Abraham, that you know what?
I need my candles. Obviously, this man is coming to destroy this whole economy of Makkah, according to him is coming to break this house of worship so that no one goes there. He's coming to destroy. Little did he know of a do out of Ebrahim Allah is salatu salam earlier
wa jal as either
Nancy Tommy him or Allah incline the hearts of the people towards those of Makkah, or towards Makkah, and its people. So all of us here, our hearts are somehow connected to Makkah. Right. Something happens in Makkah, it helps us if it's something negative, something positive happens we are happy, right? We want to go there. We want things to be made easy. We listen to the changes in the rules of the visas. And one day we happy one day we said one thing we excited one day we even more excited mailman make it easy for all of us to go there continually and to benefit from the trip Day One is to go there. The other is what's your intention by going there. Remember that from
incarnate hijo de la dunia Yoshi Baja, Athenian ke Ha ha ha. To make, according to the first ad that is mentioned in most of the books of ID, whoever does a good deed with the intention that is different from that which is supposed to be their reward will be according to their intention. Even though outwardly it looks like they made he drunk. But inside Allah knows they were only going for a business deal, or they were only going to get married to a woman or to meet someone because that was the place they were going to meet. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us good guidance.
So he says, I need my camels. This man says you know what? How could you be worried about your camels when I'm about to do something far greater than that, as a leader? He should have been saying according to Abraham, he's saying as a leader, this man should have rather said, You know what, please leave the cabinet's like a deal you do whatever, but don't touch this place. This place is sacred and leave it. But no,
this we're talking of the lineage of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he decided he said, You know what? I need my cameras. I still need my cameras. So the man perplexed, he's thinking what's going on here? He says about that house that I'm about to destroy. That is when he made the very famous statement that we should all be knowing and understanding. Because remember, when someone is taking my water away, it is my duty to defend myself. And it is my duty to make sure that I get it back. If someone is harming me, it's my duty to make sure that I protect myself, my family members from harm to the best of my ability in a way that I can effect that protection or take back the water without
causing bigger damage or harm. Remember that if there's bigger damage, someone's taking my water, I'm gonna lose how many events maybe 10 1215 grams, perhaps. And if I were to try and defend my water by punching him in his face, perhaps the loss would be a few 1000 grams and I might even be jailed for public disorder perhaps. So you need to weigh the pros and cons and check. If it is better for him to take the water and let it go. Leave it be and it's gone. And never mind allow us to deal with him. Don't we say that? It is wrong to say Allah will deal with a thief and then you leave your car open. But you have the alarm. You lock your car, you do what you can, as you're
walking out and you see the fact trying to open your car, you can just say, Allah will take care of the car and walk away You have to do something about it. Either you scream, you yell, you start running in that direction, you might want to draw something that you might have somewhere around you in order to you know, make sure that you want to fire in the air or something I'm talking about here in South Africa. every other person has a gun May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us protection.
But when you can't do anything, then you have to say maleness, I leave it to Allah, may Allah God because I'm helpless. Now it is up to Allah. You know if I try to if a guy comes with a gun for this hotel, say brother, it was cheap. I cannot give you the water. You know what I mean?
So this man said amazingly, hon EBV. I am the owner of the camels, hence I want the camels, another bull EBD and the owner of the camels
boonie Acme. And as for the house, it has an owner who will look after him protected.
SubhanAllah look at how powerful the statement was. I am the owner of the camel I need my camels as for that house It has an owner knew he will do whatever he wants, he'll protect it because now I'm helpless will lie he they will not be as helpless. They would have different
The tooth and nail to the nail. But this elephant that came in was so huge it was there to instill all and terror in the people of Mecca and that's exactly what he did in a lot of them. But some of them like Abu Talib knew that this is the house of Allah so it's the house of Allah even though it was prior to the birth of them but this is what happened. He says what anybody tell me guess what Allah did
they thought they would come with a massive elephant Allah says one of the smallest of our creatures known as this bird about these little swallows a special small bird we decided those beds will become part of our army that will release a small minute pebble from its beaks Subhanallah and make this entire army including that elephant of this become reduced to smithereens. God. You thought you were big. We can use the smallest thing to irritate you and even destroy you. People who die of malaria. mela protect us from all disease and current cure to those who have sickness will be terminal or non terminal. I mean,
what was it caused by a small mosquito that you didn't even see? And you're a big man muscles going to the gym huge. Allah says one mosquito we sought you out just get up. Come on. Sometimes the let's say mosquito before it bites you. It's just getting your fatigue right. You didn't hear the event. But
as you're here, it's up and you're wondering you clap your own ear you seen the person
when the mosquitoes coming near his face he slaps himself so have a big red fingers you wondering was it his wife is nomen mosquito troubling me? Well, I got this forgiveness. Allah destroyed completely that entire army how many of us have that conviction in Allah This is the house of Allah I am here I should feel the mercy of Allah there is the mercy of Allah, the angels surrounding us, the magma, the Baraka, if you don't feel the blessings, when you gather for a beautiful lecture of this nature, or a lesson or Salah or an or something beneficial, then Subhana Allah, when will you feel that mercy?
When will you feed my brothers and sisters, I want to take you further.
Obviously, there are many facts. We all know the facts, if I were to tell you
this happened to him that we all know the facts. But what I want to do today is to draw some practical lessons for you and die from a few of these facts. And I don't wish to take up too much of time because it's better to go back with two or three effects and we'll come back some other time talk about more. The others will also speak about many more factors that we learn from learn from.
When he was conceived his mother Amina Binti would have expected him
and his father passed away. I can pause there and talk for two hours on that topic. His father passed away. How many women have lost their husbands in pregnancy? Think about it for a moment. How difficult Do you think it may have been when allows most beloved was in the condition where his mother had just lost the husband? And he was in the mother's stomach? Why would he do that?
It shows that if you have lost your husband, during pregnancy, it's not a sign of the anger or displeasure of Allah. Perhaps it could be that Allah has chosen you and your child perhaps for a much nobler cause. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us and then what happened? She might have struggled, and he was born at some stage and so many people took an interest because the man was not there anymore. The father wasn't there. The grandfather stepped into the picture. And he wanted to take care of this child. And guess what happened? Many others also were prepared to take care of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
and he had a place of birth miracles upon miracles that occurred. The lesson is he was born
and his father had already passed.
To me, so he was an orphan. Hence the verses we heard earlier.
Were like telling us never to dissipate, what hasn't Allah given you and die? And
there is a lot of speaking about the orphan. And Allah says didn't, weren't you an orphan, and who gave you that abode? That was that goodness, that care, whatever was needed, the nurturing everything was given by Allah. So those who were born and their fathers had already pre deceased, that birth is not a sign of the anger of Allah, nor is it a sign that Allah is upset with you not at all, but rather it is a sign that Allah may have just chosen you.
There are studies done to prove that those who have had some form of deficit at the during growing up.
If Allah has protected these people, do you know what happens? They actually grow up quicker and sooner. You look at Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam and you read the Sierra. It says very clearly that he was more silent
than vocal, which means he spoke less. He wasn't the man of so many words. He didn't just talk and yet like you and I May Allah forgive us. He was a matter of a few words.
His silence was far longer, not just afternoon from the very beginning. He used to ponder think a lot to Pamela one wonders, I don't know. But when people from amongst us have children, after they have left this dunya we will worry a mela give me life life for what?
May Allah give me life. So I can see my children grow up. We all say that it's a good, it's not wrong. But remember, sometimes your child might only be saved in your absence. Remember that. Sometimes your child might only be saved in your absence, don't worry about we'll take care, make to our own life. I'm here help me to take care of my children in the best way if I leave, although you take care of these children.
So the Prophet sallallahu sallam, as his grandfather took that responsibility, guess what?
Subhanallah he lost one after the other, his mother, his grandfather.
And now what happened? He was with his uncle. It's not easy. It's not easy. My brothers and sisters, I paused for a moment, I want to tell you, many of us in our homes, we have children who are not orphaned through death. But they're often in other ways. And that type of being orphaned is far worse. Sometimes the father is there, the mother is there, but they are too busy. They don't have time for the children. They don't care for those kids. They really don't have any form of responsibility. We need to change that. It's an Amana, you don't know how long you're going to be with them. Put that phone away and spend time with the children.
cut out some of your unnecessary commitments, so to speak, in inverted commas, and come to your children. It's a bigger commitment, cancel events and programs if need be, or some business, whatever it might be appointment the day that they need you it's far more important and they need you very soon they'll grow and you claim to be a follower of Rasulullah Salah.
One brother asked me if the prophet SAW Selim says that our cafeteria tea maker had a few gentlemen, myself and the one who takes care of an orphan will be like this, these two fingers in gentlemen. And he joined the first two fingers. What about those who looked after their own children?
It's a good question. This is I never had the opportunity to look up. And I said, You know what, there are so many orphans out there. We need to understand every single person today requires us to acknowledge them. I spoke about it yesterday and tomorrow. I tell you, my brothers and sisters, we stop acknowledging each other. That's why we're depressed. One of the reasons Imagine if every one of us had a smile and we greeted each other we spoke to each other. That's it, not deep, asking favors and this and that don't make someone's life difficult. just acknowledge each other talk to each other. We think of one or two bad things and that's it. We're destroyed. We look gloomy, we are
gloomy, we become depressed and we depress others just by looking at our faces because we've got no reason to smile according to us. That's wrong. Make yourself smile. Make yourself greet others even if they don't believe that you will change the world. My brothers and sisters Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught this to us but from a young age with the difference
faculties he was still known as a surgical. I mean, he was still known as the most truthful and honest, honest, truthful, trustworthy. That's what he was.
At a certain point, SubhanAllah.
You and I know, when you lose your mother, you lose your father, what happens? Like I was saying, in society and community, some of us have our mothers, we have our fathers, but they're not there. And sometimes what happens is a divorce takes place in our own societies and communities. And we use the children as a weapon. I warn you, my brothers and sisters, you will have no answer on the Day of Judgment, the same B that we are claiming to learn more about in order to get closer will disassociate himself from you, because you know what you were warned by him, you cannot separate a parent from the child, come on what made you cannot, yes, the exception of where the parent has
abused sexually, or in a very nasty way, that particular child or is totally disqualified from an Islamic perspective due to criminal behavior, or convictions that that will allow, we'll deal with this exception. And it's, it's not as great as what's going on today. Today, that's it, you know, it's like the only divorce that existed happened on Earth. Look at how we're talking about divorce yet. The topic was about orphans, the prophet Mohammed Salah, because our children, we often them in intentionally, then when they have a deficit of a parent, that is going to be something that will come back to us with destruction. It's not, it's not productive. It is counterproductive.
My brothers, my sisters, remember something.
We are the oma of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, I only mentioned two or three points. I'd like to wrap up in in the next few minutes. I want to say something very interesting. And I always think about it. If someone were to see me were to see you, any time of the day or night, wherever you are, whatever you're doing, would you allow him to enter your gathering? Would you allow him to sit with you to, you know, like I said earlier, to use your little device to come into your room into your home, you would have to cut out the habits, you know, you have to cut out to cut them out because a day will come. And this is by far so powerful, so powerful, when he will recognize the members of
his own mom who were serious about following Him, and He will grant them a sitting with him on that house on the pond and he will recognize you.
And you know what, for others, he won't recognize them. When he recognized me. Sometimes when people walk past us, they don't even know if we're Muslim. I promise you. Sometimes people walk past us. They don't even know if we're Muslim.
I find it embarrassing. Sometimes. I say salaam aleikum. The guy says sorry, man. I mean.
And the one the one guy actually sat me down and told me don't greet me again. And I'm like, I'm not probably not gonna see you again. This is you know, that's my mum and dad. And whenever these Muslims pass by, and they greet me, these people think I've converted to Islam problem for me. I said, Never ever thought of that. I'm so sorry. But I thought you were a Muslim. So maybe you should just become one solve the problem. But my brothers and sisters, the reality is, we we should never allow a person to take away our faith and make us only claim that we belong to the faith. Take away the love and make us claim that we love so it's fake. It's false. How many of us lie to our spouses
that we love them and yet we're saying it to someone else. Or we like to others that we love them. The same? The same thing happens shaytan makes us tell or say or declare? You know what I love but do you really love the messenger so all of a sudden, it will show in your character in your conduct in your dress in your habits in the way you talk in everything it will show. Today we have a major disaster and I'm saying it because it is very embarrassing.
It is very embarrassing.
The disaster of pornography is such that you have people who are past their sell by date when I say that I mean once you beyond 40 you know your pastor sell by date, because now you're gone. You're going downstream if your life is going to be at you clocked 40 Now you're going down right? Some of you are looking at almost all here over 40 and you have people complain that you know what, this is the habit that this person has my brothers and sisters I want to end up by telling you
If you love Allah and you love the messenger truly cut out your bad habits God that would be enough for you to go into gentlemen and filters I promise you cut out your bad habit you know what it is your mouth, your whatever else we've mentioned quite a few you know what your own habit is something you might be you know going back to all the time you really love Allah you really love the messengers Arsenal you really want to do yourself a favor. You really want to feel those Do you want to be a companion of the same Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the ashram is the answer is yes. After bad habit here and now choppy to never go back to it by the will of Allah. If you make that
promise alone tonight was already already a big achievement. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect the soul. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us give up our bad habits? And may Allah subhanho wa Taala makers true lovers of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May we become regular with our Salah May we dress appropriately? May we be from among those who speak the truth who abstained from bad and vulgar words who don't hurt people and abuse them? May we be from among those who quit? The smoking, the drinking, the gambling, the pornography, whatever else the drugs, whatever it may be adultery, may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect every one of us be strong oma of Muhammad sallallahu
alayhi wasallam this man needs you it needs me It needs all of us but it needs good members of the oma we are drowning right now across the globe. You know what's going on to us. People are making a mockery of the Muslim ummah. They are touching us left, right and center. You know why we're being tossed? Because that love we need to do more about making it absolutely genuine, rather than just paying lip service. We get angry when we hear what's going on across the globe. But we don't we're not prepared to give up a cigarette. a cigarette. We're not prepared to give it up. But it's like we become meaning and your cigarette is not gone. Toss it today, throw it out. And Allah will grant you
gentlemen if you do it for the sake of Allah
sallallahu wasallam okay.