Channel: Mufti Menk
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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. My brothers and sisters, today is Thursday the 26th of March 2020. I thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for giving me this opportunity to be speaking to you across the globe. I want to tell you not to panic, don't worry, things will be fine. If you look at the percentage of deaths, it's actually very small compared to those affected. So what we need to do is we need to make the most of this time to turn to the almighty in every way. What is it that actually pleases Allah subhanho wa Taala. To be honest, in a high difficulty, he tells us what he loves the most. And there he says, There is nothing more loved to me than that which I made
compulsory. So it's obvious from that, that he only made it compulsory because he loves it. So if you want the love of Allah and you would like to earn the pleasure of Allah, something you need to do is fulfill that which is obligatory compulsory in terms of your five daily prayers, especially. So if something is compulsory, and Allah has made it compulsory, fulfill it, you will earn his pleasure. When you do it, do it properly, do it because you want to do it, do it because you enjoy it. Take your time, don't cut corners, the same would apply. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us in that narration that thereafter once the obligations are done, a worshiper continues to
engage in that which is voluntary, but recommended in terms of sooner or nothing in the Arabic language, and they would gain even more closeness to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Similarly, what would displease Allah is to engage in that which is harm. So we need to make sure we talk properly we use our time properly, many people unfortunately, are using their time very destructively online, they are recording themselves in an inappropriate way and posting it up. They are visiting sites they're not supposed to this might be might be in the case of some the last few days of yours on Earth. Is that how you want to spend them? I think it's important to remind each other as much as there is
hope that we would perhaps most of us survive, and I pray that all of us survive. But that having been said, you and I know the reality is people are going and Allah anon knows who is going to go. Don't spend the last few days or the days of hardship in a way that you're earning even more of the rough or the displeasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. To say the least, this is just a short message I thought I'd share with you to encourage myself and yourselves to take a moment to fulfill that which is compulsory, properly, enjoy it and then don't do that which is destructive or that which will earn the displeasure of Allah.
May Allah make it easy for every one of us. This is just sincere sound advice from your brother. It starts off with myself and then for every one of us. Thank you so much for listening. And I pray to be back again tomorrow with a few more words. Before I go, I want to say again, I really pray for those who have put their lives at risk to serve others. There are so many more I made a video yesterday thanking the doctors and those on the frontline and so many others have messaged me to say there are people who are helping the elderly, there are drivers they are public workers. There are so many who are still out there, risking their lives. May Allah bless you all and grant you a
beautiful Recompense. Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh