Channel: Mufti Menk
Jawatta, Colombo Sri Lanka – 15 Decemeber 2018
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah, he was happy ah man.
We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household, his companions, we asked Allah subhanho, wa Taala, to bless them, to bless every one of us to grant us every form of goodness to open our doors to help us in the dunya. And in the archaea. I mean, my brothers and sisters, today we are speaking of
simple ways, to happier days.
You and I know that
Allah subhanho wa Taala has created us and he asks us to do things in order for us to be happier people more content than what we are, he asks us to actually lead our lives in a specific way so that we can succeed in the dunya and the archaea. And if you check, and you watch across the globe, you will find that those who do not believe
and those who do as they please and lose themselves in the worldly pleasures, are more depressed than those who believe in discipline themselves, and have enjoyment within limits that are laid by the Almighty. Allah didn't say don't enjoy the world. Allah didn't say don't enjoy. But Allah says, do it within limits, and in a way that will bring about happiness rather than sadness.
When we talk of a happy day, when we talk of goodness, when we talk of happiness,
when we talk of a better day, better days, rather than happy days, we use the term better days in the title.
It starts not with the beginning of your day, but with the end of your previous day.
The better day begins with the end of the previous day, not with the beginning of that particular day, by what we remember. And I'm not joking with you. If the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him has said something, it is automatically
that within which there will be great wisdom and success of this world in the next.
I'm speaking in the house of Allah. I'm speaking in this beautiful Masjid. If I'm not mistaken, it is called the Java 10 machine Am I right?
Beautiful. My brothers, my sisters, the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him says if you have nothing constructive to do after Salatin, Russia, you should go to bed.
If you adopt that in your life, your life will change.
It's not a cheap statement. It's not something minor. It's not a small thing. It is a major matter if the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him who we all claim to love and to adore. If we had to value his statement, we would say if he has said go to bed after Isha, unless you have something constructive to do, then definitely I need to go to bed.
The problem is, are we ready to follow or do we just pay lip service? I love the Prophet peace be upon him but if he told me to go to bed, I don't want I'm gonna play games until midnight until two until three and then I'll see what happens. I might stay awake all night and sleep when it's time for solitude. You want to have a better day? How would you have a better day when it starts off without you haven't prayed for the sake of Allah?
You haven't even prayed at the beginning of the day. So point number one. You want a better day? You need to sleep early.
Are we ready to adopt that?
I see the brothers looking at me maybe you cannot see me because the microphone comes halfway through my face. Right?
Maybe I should tiptoe a little bit. We ready to go to bed early Subhanallah I will shorten my talk today. So that we can go back and go to bed see how your day is tomorrow. So hon Allah can I shorten my talk inshallah today? Keep it to 20 minutes Oh, the brothers are saying no, don't do that. But mind you when I see the word head wobbling I don't know whether it is a yes or no. So can Allah you know when you just see someone do this and you wonder what are they saying yes or no? No. mela make it easy. It's beautiful. It's beautiful. Like I tell you, my brothers and sisters, please value that statement.
If you are really a true follower of the sooner of Rasulullah his
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you will go to bed early, that is the only way that you would be able to ensure that you would have a better day the following morning.
It starts off in the morning. So you read Salah to Asia with Gemma, if you have a few things that are constructive to do, you try and finish them as soon as you can. And you get to bed you go to sleep
a lot of the times when I speak about this, people just think he's just saying it. It's not easy, but you know, it is very easy. Go to sleep Subhanallah go to bed. It's the statement of the messenger Muhammad peace be upon him. So I'm sure we will do that. I promise you, I swear by Allah, it will change your life, practice upon it and see what happens. Go to bed early
Subhanallah if I close my speech now and I go away, I promise you that one, practice is enough for you to change your day.
It's enough. It's a very serious matter, but we take it lightly. We think it's okay. I can play games I can waste my time. I can be on my phone for four hours for five hours, and so on. That's not fair. My beloved brothers, my sisters, we need to realize it's Allah, who teaches us through the blessings lips of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam
He does not utter words from his own whims and fancies. It is a revelation inspired by Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam starts off by saying that thereafter if you have gone to bed early, doctors will tell you it is healthy, to go to bed early. There is an English saying Early to bed and early to rise. I don't even need to end that saying but what you need to know is it is beneficial for you.
When Mohammed Salah Salam says that people start doubting whether they should do it or not. But if the doctor were to tell you listen, you have a heart condition you have a problem. You have this you have that you need to sleep early, we will go to sleep early.
We will go to bed. Okay, let's move on to the next point. If you went to bed early, you need to get up early, automatically your eye will open either for solid budget or before that it's a gift of Allah, Early to bed early to rise. There is a reason for you to rise. If your day does not start with prayer, you cannot expect to have a good day. Your day should definitely start with prayer because you were blessed to be given the opportunity to open your eyes by the almighty to be granted that life for one more day. So started off with a prayer Alhamdulillah Allah The ohana bandama Amata now
All praise is due to the Almighty Who has given me life after it was taken away temporarily for the night Subhanallah it's a small type of a death according to our teachings where you have been into a semi death and now you were given life some people pass away in their death. If they started off by sleeping early after Salah tonisha and they were to pass away in their day, they would have a pleasant death rather than a person who stayed awake for three quarters of the night committing sin. And if you take a careful look Subhanallah you will realize that most sins are committed at night.
You don't have a club or an afternoon club or a morning club. They call it a night club. Realize that they call it a night club. Where are you I'm sleeping which is better to be snoring or to be in the nightclub committing sin.
people drink and they drink alcohol and they intoxicate themselves and they visit this and that and they have their addiction what happens? They begin to maneuver like rodents at night they come out when everyone else is going away. They join that type and they are crying and those who are with them in the bad habit and they begin to engage in the bad habits. I promise you that is why the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says whoever reads resha with Jama and then further this morning prayer with Gemma they will have a reward equivalent to a person having engaged in worship all night. Why?
Because you saved yourself from sin Subhana Allah if you make a shot with Gemma, you went to bed you got up and made fudger with Gemma you will receive the reward of having engaged in the barber in worship all night because Allah protected you from sin. That's why in the same way, early morning, we hear the corner call a song
you heard that amazing code right? Salah prayer is better than sleep I promise you after Isha sleep is better than sin.
You follow? After Asia sleep is better than committing a sin completely, there is no comparison between the two.
But at the time of the morning prayer, we are being called to success. Listen to this call.
It means come to success. Who is calling you to success?
Is it not Allah? Is it not your maker?
Sooner of the Prophet peace be upon him? Allah your maker is calling you to success that you are searching so desperately for and you are busy sleeping? How can that happen? You want to bet today? You want a successful day? Listen to the caller who's calling you to success.
If I asked you today who wants to succeed, everyone will put up their hands.
But when Allah says Okay, can we give you success? You're not there. So
you see, Allah is saying come to success you're not there. But if someone asks you do you want success? You say yes I want to succeed in life. And I want to succeed in the year after. in Sri Lanka, a lot of the people say ask dua for me, Allah give us gentlemen, Oh good, Masha, Allah May Allah give you and me and all of us, amin, but are we going to try a little bit Subhan Allah Subhana Allah. So that's why we say a day that commences without prayer is like a day that is chopped off, chopped.
May Allah bless you, and grant you goodness and open your doors and mind to and that of every one of us. I mean, it's beautiful. These steps to better days are so simple, they are small, they are little. But in actual fact, they make a change, your entire life will change. You want success, I promise you discipline yourself. Learn to get up on time to sleep on time, have a timetable for a believer. A timetable is very important. That routine is absolutely important for you to succeed. Without that routine, you're not going to succeed. That's why Allah has divided and spread out the prayers into five different categories of time. You have early morning prayer, so to ensure that you
woke up there has to be benefit for it. If the doctors tell you that you need to get up early morning to breathe the fresh oxygenated air. We would get up to breathe to breathe. How many of you get up to go to the gym Subhanallah we will go to the gym but Allah says you know what, get up earlier or at the same time.
If you go to your Independence Square here, you will find people walking and jogging. They even take their dogs with them for the job. Am I right? For walk you notice it? But I cannot walk on my own to Allah mean.
Allahu Akbar of my maker, your maker, the Lord of the worlds was telling me nevermind, we will give you something far better far higher than the gym than everything else come to success. Put your head on the ground at the time of the morning. Breathe the early morning egg. See how you feel thank Allah engaging the remembrance of Allah how many of us participate or engage in that which is required by Allah subhanho wa Taala known as to be
to praise Allah to remember Allah, the vicar of Allah Vicar means the remembrance of Allah Subhana Allah Al hamdu Lillah Allahu Akbar. All praise is due to Allah.
Glory be to Allah. Allah is the Greatest, how many of us repeat those statements and words, they bring about calmness, contentment, they bring about goodness, we want to be protected from the devil. The Hadith tells you if you want to be protected from the devil, there are so many things that you can do. Many of us were affected by the devil, and we are
harmed by the devil by shapen by the jinn kind and the protection was in our hands, but we didn't use it.
When you go into the wildlife, and you go into the zoo, and you go to where the lions are, you will either watch them from behind a fence or you will be in your vehicle and they will tell you do not lower your window. Don't open the windows because if you do that you will be perhaps attacked. So when you see the lions come out and roaring at you, in your face, at the glass at the window, what happens? You feel secure because there's a glass between you and the monster. There's a glass and you are told by the wardens Be careful, do not tamper with these wild animals they might rip through your vehicle. So there is a point beyond which you also start getting frightened. Right? But you are
in a car. I tell you, Allah tells us to be careful of shaman and the devil and the jinn kind more than we are careful about wild animals.
Remaining your protection What is your protection, there are three sutras at the end of the Quran. Allah who had
been Falak will be nurse you repeat him three times each. You read an a verse in Surah Al Baqarah known as I could have seen you know the surah it will take you 10 minutes or less how long 10 minutes or less every morning and every evening no matter what condition you are in. You have Voodoo or no Voodoo, you are in the condition of ablution or not. You are praying or not in the case of a woman you still will read those sutras because you need protection from shavon more desperately than you would need from a wild animal in the zoo.
How simple is it ayatul kursi three times these three sutras thrice each. Then there is a a prayer that I want to share with you because we want to better our day. How am I going to have a better day when I didn't ask Allah to protect me at the beginning of the day, and at the end of the day be can be Mattila.
Min Shalimar hallak I seek refuge, I seek protection in Allah and in the words of Allah from all the bad that he has created.
You repeat that thrice Bismillah In the name of Allah, Allah de la yo mas me he shall even fill up with whose name nothing can harm on earth one of his sama II know in the skies were who was semi Iranian and indeed he is all hearing all knowing repeat that thrice as well. What you've done, you've put yourself into a metal armor, nothing can harm you in terms of gin kind or shaken or the evil eye or black magic it will not harm you because you have protected yourself completely and totally by the help of Allah. You want greater protection, I can teach you something else very quickly. Powerful protection where Allah will elevate your status forgive your sins and give you a
true protection against shapen.
There is a statement of praise of Allah that you repeat 100 times during the day, the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him says if you say that 100 times a day, it does not have to be all at once. It can be spaced out no harm but you say the following statement 100 times through the day and Allah will protect you completely and totally from shavon from the devil from jinn came from so much of that which happens that is dirty from the unseen and from that which is seen what is this blessing prayer? Do you know that nearly all of you know it of by heart but you did not know that you need to repeat it 100 times during the day maybe 20 times after every prayer maybe 50 times in the morning
50 in the afternoon you space it out how you want but when the day ends you should have read it 100 times what is it? La ilaha illallah wa de la sharika lahu dahulu Allah Al hamdu lillahi wa ala D and you can add if you want your E when you meet in the middle of it.
There is none worthy of worship besides Allah.
He is alone.
No partner does he have To Him belongs entire kingdom.
To Him belongs all praise he gives death or he gives life and death and indeed he is all able he is able to do everything Subhanallah that is the prayer. You repeat it 100 times and you have to have a blessed day.
You say slowly and you concentrate, you will feel the elevation, in your status in your goodness in the calmness in the contentment that you have. Try it out and I guarantee you Your life will change
the problem with us we want a happy day it starts in the toilet. Allah forgive us. We get up no do we get up we rush where I need to visit the loo the bathroom? In other words, no do our entering the loo when you entering the new we are Muslims. We say May Allah protect us from the evil
Am I right? As you're entering the loop, you should try to enter with your left foot that is the sooner
when you are exiting if you exit with your right foot. And you say another prayer you thank Allah for his mercy. You thank Allah for relieving you Subhan Allah, but what do we do we just go in and out. Next thing we are in the shower, no Bismillah No Name of Allah and you want a bit today? Come on, come on, you're a believer. Your day starts in the name of Allah Bismillah. As soon as your eye opens just Al Hamdulillah or alive. Thank you All praise is due to you. You gave me life. You actually gave me another day. I'm going to use this day in the best possible way such that if it was my last day, I wouldn't regret it. So Allah, how beautiful is that? Look at the teachings that Allah
has blessed us with. Amazing, amazing. So will we definitely take this seriously. We want a happy day we went a bit today we want success, but we're not prepared to follow what Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam is saying, we watch another rich man, we look at the powerful person. We say I want to be like this. But we don't realize Han Allah. Allah is the one who gives contentment and happiness how many people are wealthy, but they had no contentment, how many people are in authority, but they cannot sleep. And we are busy wishing that we were like him not realizing that you know what, perhaps Allah will give you more than what he has given them in terms of contentment, and happiness
and so on in the short life of yours.
So this is how you start your day you started with prayer. You started with the remembrance of Allah. And it's not something difficult. It's very easy. Are you not prepared to spend 10 minutes with Allah, praying early in the morning, when you are prepared to spend one hour in the gym to show externally how strong you look when internally You are the weakest possible person. If you want to do the inside, if you want to strengthen your bond with Allah and become spiritually powerful, you need to spend some time with Allah just like you spend some time with the gym. In fact, it is more important to develop inside and outside and I'm not belittling any one of those, but there is
definitely a prioritization.
How many of you go to the gym today, if you want a successful business, they see you open a food place or a gym, because people will eat, eat, eat, they gain weight, weight, weight, then they go to the gym and they want to lose, lose, lose what the same Wait, wait, wait Subhanallah so you either have a restaurant for them to gain the weight or you have a gym for them to lose the weight. Where is the middle path? Somehow it's reality. Come to the masjid house of Allah learn the Prophet sallallahu Sallam teachings, you want to bet today. control what you eat and control how much you eat. Allah Akbar, Allahu Akbar, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says we are believers. We are
When we eat, we take the name of Allah, we take the name of Allah Bismillah. If you don't take the name of Allah, you're just going to manage the food, it's going to go in, you don't know where you're going to use the energy because you are not conscious of what went in. And after a while it comes out Subhan Allah And what happened? You enjoyed the meal, let's say, you enjoyed the meal, you were happy, you spent the money and you were okay. But you don't know whether it was healthy. You don't know whether it was spiritually beneficial. If you were to say the name of Allah Bismillah In the name of Allah, and then you were to put a morsel in the food and you do not fill your belly to
the degree that you are full such that you cannot even get up and walk. Sometimes we have a buffet, you know, what's a buffet, where you pay a certain amount of food at a restaurant and thereafter they tell you you can take as much as you want from these places and they know roughly what you're going to eat. People say tonight we're going to the buffet, don't eat today. Okay, now we are hungry. When you go there. As you sit down they give you water they give you drink. They give you juice why
So that when your belly is full, now you can't really eat much right? It was worth it. So what the intelligent people do, they take the water, put it aside, they take the juice, put it aside, they take the dream, put it aside, wait, we want the food want to eat, then they take their plates, and you watch, they will fill it and fill it and fill it and fill it and they don't even think I paid so much. So now, I am definitely going to make sure that every cent that I paid is taken in more than its value of the food. But if you're a movement, you understand and you realize, don't waste your time. Don't waste your time, the Hadith of the messenger peace be upon him, If you really love him,
and you want to depict your love, and you want to show how much you love his words, his method and you truly believe that whatever he said was divine guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala you will never eat to your film. Never. You have approximately one third of food, another third approximately of liquid and you leave one third of air empty. That's what the Prophet salallahu Salam says for in Canada Buddha recently
was a Lutheran minister, if you really have to eat you must make sure third for solids, third, for liquids and one third empty when you get up. You are healthy, you are energetic, you energize I promise you if you want a better day, eat less Allahu Akbar. This is not from my pocket. I am telling you from what Allah and His Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam have taught you and I if you want a better day, eat less even in the Ramadan. If you get up before the pre dawn meal, which is known as food, if you eat a lot, you will struggle through the day you will be burping through the day, you have heartburn through the day, 10 o'clock already your stomach is making noise at once
more and more because the enzymes were working throughout the morning, and now you're hungry. But if you have a light meal early in the morning, made up of dates and water and perhaps a little bit more than that. It will be almost evening and you still will not be hungry.
Eat less if you want a better day, eat less if you want a better day. So panela cut down on the amount of food you eat. And also look at the quality of food that you have. When the Prophet peace be upon him speaks of dates and water are in Chateau de la Miranda. She says we were living in the prophetic home. You know what that means? It means we were with the most loved creature unto Allah. That's what it means.
We were in the household of the highest of all messengers of Allah. That's what she's saying.
We were living with the one whom Allah has granted the highest rank but a whole month past we saw the moon and in our house we only had water and dates. another month past we saw the second moon we only had water and dates. A third month past we saw the third moon and in our house was only water dates in who inlet.
Indeed what we ate was only dates and what we drank was just water.
does not love the Prophet peace be upon him way beyond anyone and everyone else? Absolutely. I believe that. So why did Allah allow him to go through this because Allah wanted you and I to learn a lesson to say
having a better day having happiness having contentment is not connected to the how much food you have on the table, how much you're going to eat? No, it's connected to the gratitude of Allah. thank Allah for whatever he has bestowed upon you. And remember the staple food is perhaps healthier than eating junk.
You cannot live on chocolates. You enjoy the chocolate now and again but you cannot live on chocolates. The same way you cannot live on crisps and chips and fast foods every single day day in day out you are actually eating unhealthy you want a better day you need to be concerned about your health.
When you eat less, you will be much healthier. You will feel better you feel energetic. When the prayer time comes you are not lazy today most of us are absolutely lazy. You know why we slept late? We got up late when you get up late and you have not read Salatu the Hadith clearly says Chapin urinates in your ears
shaitan you remain in your ears you got up you didn't read Salatin
going and clean your ears.
Your day cannot be good. You need to you need to read that solid budget and fulfill it as soon as you wake up.
Come if you have missed it unintentionally manana Ancelotti owner sia for new Selena kavaja. Whoever has slipped over a prayer by mistake or has forgotten it by error, as soon as they remember it, they should fulfill it as a bar, which means that which is missed the time but I'm going to fully fulfill it now. May Allah forgive us.
So we start off with the prayer, we understood the question of eating. You don't need to eat three times a day, five times a day, six times a day. There's nothing hard and fast in Islam to tell you how many times a day you should eat, you are allowed to have breakfast, lunch and supper. You are allowed to have that but it doesn't mean that you need to eat so many times a day. I know of people who eat once a day, who eat twice a day, they might have a bit of breakfast and then five o'clock in the evening. They have a good meal and that's it. When you eat too late at night again, you're going to have a bad next day. Because you ate too late at night. I mean, the time is eight o'clock nine
o'clock and you're sitting there and you're not eating you're munching Subhanallah munching as though you've never seen food before and you want to have a better next day. No, no, no. Let's ask Allah forgiveness. We are not living in order to eat but we are eating in order to live that's the way our movement should be.
We didn't come to this world to eat but we are in this world so we will eat a lot about a big difference between the to some they live to eat and others they eat to live Mashallah we are balanced between the two. We are balanced between the two. We will enjoy our food we will thank Allah I'm not saying don't have what is tasty, but I want to let you know something. Why is it that the doctors will tell you that everything that is very tasty to your taste buds is not healthy for you Why did Allah do that for us? That which is sweet sugar they say Watch out.
chocolates they say watch our fries they say watch our fast foods they say watch but tasty, very tasty a lot of cheese and this and that. They will tell you watch out for this watch out for that. But when you start having boiled vegetables this a very healthy Subhanallah boiled vegetables This is very healthy when you have poached eggs this oh wow that's extremely healthy, and so on. So look at how Allah works. When you have the fine white bread. They will tell you be careful it's not healthy. You start eating the brand and the brown bread and that which is slightly wrong. They will tell you this is much healthier. How come How come because what you like you need to know discipline
yourself. If you would like to have a better day, let the discipline come
be disciplined. In the same way I'm disciplined about my timing I need to have a beautiful day I need to be disciplined about my eating, try to eat at the same time every day. Not one day you eat a two o'clock the next day three o'clock the next day, four o'clock the next day five o'clock and so on. Try to eat at a similar time your bodies are more complicated than computers. They get used to things they get used to a routine Allah wants you to have the routine in na sala Taka
Indeed Salah is prescribed to the believers
prescribed upon fixed timings.
That is what Allah is telling you why he wants you definitely
to plan your day. That's why factor is at the beginning of the day. The midday prayer is a beautiful break.
The afternoon prayer, the late
meaning the early evening prayer and the late night prayer.
That's the training you have five prayers. It's beautiful timing it's given to you as a gift from Allah subhanho wa Taala. If you want a better day, be concerned about the next prayer.
How will you make it? Where will you do it? How will you fulfill it? If you are concerned about the next prayer, you will have the best day
many of us are more concerned about
the job more concerned about worldly items. I'm not saying don't be concerned about worldly items but learn to start giving preference to that which will please Allah because that is when you will truly have a better day.
If a If a man
was to tell you, Sir, come here. I have a job for you.
Okay, I want you to work for me for 30
or I want you to work for me, okay? I'll give you your salary at the end of every month, and I'm going to give you 5000 US dollars. Mashallah. Mashallah some of us will say, Where is the job?
I don't mind going starting today. Yes, we start today. When will you see your first salary? After how many days?
After 30 days?
You are so happy because the money is quite a lot. who promised you, your boss? Your boss? What did he tell you? Even if he told you this is a flight of stairs go up and down all day? What will you do? You go up, come down, go up, come down. It doesn't make sense to you. But you know, after 30 days, I'm going to get $5,000 you will go up, come down, go up. As soon as he comes, you go up, come down. Because you it might be silly, and it might be a good job, who knows? You are working hard based on the promise of a human being that he is going to give you something after 30 days, when 25 days past, you start going up faster and down faster, because you know, five more days right? And
you are happy and you and you are so excited because a man a human being has promised you that after 30 days, you are going to get 5000 and you are so when the 29th day comes, you can already start planning what you're going to do. Am I right? I'm going to go here, I'm going to do that I can get married first 5000 is okay, I can get married inshallah, I'm going to Wow, I'm so excited and happy based on what is that happiness.
The happiness is based on the promise of a human being to you that when you work for 30 whole days, how many hours we will give you something we believe the promise of a human being and we work hard to get something after we have worked but we don't believe the promise of Robin is that he will general Allah subhanho wa Taala Who says you work hard, I will give you
what you want. Or if
you work hard, I will give you paradise that is prepared for the true believers and Subhan Allah, it is more spacious than the earth and the heavens put together.
So for the promise of a human we get excited for the promise of Allah no excitement. Look at where we went a bit today, right? We need to be so excited about this better day. Allah did not tell us to go up and down the stairs. No, Allah has promised us way more than $5,000 and Allah promise cannot be done. oola Allah says when I promise, you can hold me to that promise you can ask me about it.
That's what Allah says in the Quran. When I promised you, you can ask me Oh Allah you promised. You won't even need to ask. He's going to give it to you before you ask.
You have imagined work hard.
We work hard for money. We don't work hard for a man.
This example I've given you is a powerful example of how we get excited because a person promised us when your boss doesn't give you a salary and delays it we get sad, sir. I ran up and down the stairs for one month. So you are delayed. So one week is passed. What to do, sir, says Don't worry. It's coming. After one week, sir. Another week is passed. Don't worry, it's coming. Allah will never do that to you. Impossible. Allah promised you you know what you work hard. You read your Salah, you try your best to fulfill your liquor, go to bed early, get up early. Watch how you eat, watch how you talk to people, be a good person, try your best to cut out the sins that you are committing and
you will have the best days in this world. And I promise you that at the end I'm going to give you a general paradise You are so waiting for
your conviction with the promise of Allah as a believer should be way beyond your conviction with the promise of a human being to give you a salary at the end of the month. Allah Akbar Allah luck, but luck. May Allah forgive us. May Allah protect us. You want a happy day, learn to become a better person. How do you treat your folks those who live with you? Do you smile at them? Do you make life easy for them? Do you talk to them? Do you address them with respect? Every single action of yours is written down by the angels you will pay a price for it or you will earn a reward for it. Be careful, Your days are numbered. Your days are numbered. If you want to bet today make the lives of
those living with you better. Allah will make sure that your days better.
smile at them, speak to them, help them help around the house. The profit motive
Peace be upon him. He helped around the house. He helped sometimes with the chores in the home. He helped sometimes with so many other things. The food he assisted with the milking of the sheep and the goats, etc. He brought the milk he assisted, he helped. He said the food he looked after he helped clean sometimes, he didn't just sit there and say, I'm a man. He didn't look at those he lives with and swear them and laugh at them and look at them not at all. What's your words, if you want a happy life, a better day, you need to respect people, even if it's your wife, your husband, your father, your mother in law, your daughter in law, your son in law, respect them and Allah will
create people who respect you.
You want to better day learn to respect yourself.
Learn to greet you want to be given importance By Allah, there is a way to do it.
If you want to be an important person in this dunya and in the ophira take a moment to give other people lots of importance. Look at someone look at anyone the rich, the poor, the dark, the light, and give them importance. Lots of importance greet them as though they are vvips. But the man is just a cleaner on the streets. You look at him. Good morning, sir. How are you? If he's a Muslim? Assalamu alaikum my brother, how is your day?
You know what? Whole day you will just smile and say I met a man. He actually he actually asked me how is my day? Oh, wow. He's going to smile. What happened? Allah will give you reason to smile your day too. Because Allah is watching. He is also a creature of Allah. You are a creature of Allah. He might not have been a Muslim. But what did you do? You made his day you brighten up the day of others, Allah will brighten your whole life and you're here after
the problem with us. We make the lives of others gloomy, gloomy, depressed, we swear we shout, we scream we are and we think that Allah is not watching, and we think we can get away with it. We might get away with it for a short time you don't know what the future holds for you. A day might come when you will cry more tears than you made others cry.
Why do that? You went to bed today. Wipe off the tears of those who are crying because of you.
Why should I make someone cry because of me? My son, my daughter, my mother, my father, my brother, my sister, whoever it may be my husband, my wife. Why should I make them cry for work? learn to respect each other. Learn to see the best of words, you will have not just a better day but a better life.
cutouts sin, the vulgar words the bad habits. Look, when you want a better day. And you have sat with pornography during that day. Your day will not be better. You might have had temporary pleasure but the dopamine that's affecting your head, your mind and everything else. The addiction that comes thereafter is such you become angry, you become frustrated, you become hurt. You start taking that anger out on someone in the home, you start venting on those who work for you the Prophet sallallahu sallam, those who worked for him they bear witness.
One example is underspin madico Viola and
he says fatimata Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mashine pharmacol Allah
wa Taala Alicia in Sonata Halima Sonata, he says I served the messenger peace be upon him for 10 years. Never did he make a noise or a sound to rebuke me never ever. And nor did he ever say why did you do this for anything that I did. That's the messenger you love. That's the messenger you follow. But when people work for you, you treat them like slaves abused them. Some men sexually abused their female staff and they think they can get away with it. And it's a topic that nobody discusses because they brush it under the carpet. Allah is watching.
The price will be paid. justice will be served by Allah. If you want a better day, stop the bad. Stop the habits. You will never get pleasure through haram through sin you will never ever get pleasure. It is very short lived. It is a fraud and it is fake. It's like someone selling you fake diamonds and you think that they are genuine.
A big robber comes to you you know he's a thief. And he tells you I sell you the best time and don't tell anyone.
You look at it. You say how much he tells you $20 million and you are a wealthy man you pay him 20 you take the diamond You are a fool. You are a fool wife all you need to bring people to check the diamond to see the diamond to make sure to ensure to whatever so much money and time and effort and energy you are investing in a stone in a store.
Voila, he my brothers and sisters Don't be cheated the same way the same shape man deceives us by trying to tell us that pornography and sin is going to bring you happiness, adultery, gambling, drugs is going to bring you happiness you will be a strong, powerful man. It's not going to do any good for you. It is temporary. It will take the brightness of your day totally away. It is going to spoil your day your day will be dark, your life will be dark, you may spend time in prison thereafter, you will be an embarrassment for yourself, let alone your family members. Why cut it out.
The purity of your life is what will make your day much better. You have a pure day, your values your morals, Allah is watching many of us have a split personality in the home.
We are Alliance. We are roaring
everyone is frightened of us. People are walking on eggshells. SubhanAllah because of our presence in the home. And as soon as we go out, we have a broad smile. And we just look at people as though we are so calm and we try to help this one and help that one not at all. This is hypocrisy. Charity begins at home the best of the people are those who are best in their houses. That is a declaration of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon.
Mashallah, Mashallah, these are beautiful gems of how to better your days. How to have a better day, I tell you, my brothers, my sisters,
physical exercise is absolutely important.
Did you hear what I just said,
no matter how old you are male or female, make sure that you are physically fit. Get yourself a treadmill. Don't be lazy. run, walk, swim, play sport within the boundaries of Islam. But you must do that. You know how good you feel when you have, perhaps run for 45 minutes and sweat it. You feel so energized, you feel healthy, you feel good, because you have taken care of the Amana that Allah gave you which is known as the body, this body doesn't belong to you, you must be worried about your weight that is normal. You must be worried about your belly. If it is starting to pop out, you must be worried you must do something about it. Those setups, those pressures that exercise that running,
it is definitely part of the contribution of protecting the Ummah and the trust that Allah has entrusted you with which is known as the body. You cannot waste your body. You cannot be a lazy person, because a Muslim is never lazy. laziness. Imagine the building, there was a woman who told her husband, you know, you better watch out, your belly is popping out you are looking almost three months pregnant.
So the man looks at his wife and he says, You know what?
Look at your belly. Talk about your own belly. What are you talking about mine. So the woman says, well hang on. I'm about to be a mother. So that's why my belly is popping out. So the man says, Well, what if you're going to be a mother? automatically it means I'm going to be a father.
Those are excuses. Cheap excuses. My son, my brother, my beloved uncle, my father.
be concerned about your weight.
Don't let it waste. Sometimes you are naturally a big person, no problem. We are not saying it's bad naturally. But if you are gaining weight because you're eating too much, or because you're not exercising due to laziness, while law he you are answerable to Allah. Allah is going to question you don't think he's going to leave you don't think that? He's going to question you, because then a time will come you cannot make Salah a time will come you cannot do anything a time will come when there is nothing happening. A time will come when you cannot satisfy your spouse which is also a great act of worship that we don't even speak about a lot of the times a time will come when you're
so unhealthy, who wasted the body that Allah gave as an Amana you if it happened due to hereditary reasons, hormonal reasons, some other reasons etc. The sisters sometimes they give birth once or twice we keep them pregnant and keep them delivering like popcorn Subhanallah and then we complain you're gaining weight while I've given birth to seven of your children. Come on, come on, come on Masha, Allah, Allah Quran, thank goodness. But having said that, even my sisters, we need to make sure that we engage in physical exercise where we sweat, and we shed the fact that might be there. It is part and parcel of your duty as a Muslim to take care of your body. It doesn't mean that
because I'm a muslimah because I'm in a job because I'm in a car that I cannot exercise and burn whatever I have to burn in terms of calories, etc, etc. No, you
must take pride in your health, what you eat and in the rest of what you are as a human being, because it's part of your duty.
May Allah grant us goodness, you want a better day, learn to forgive people, you have a spouse, you have family members, don't be too hard. Don't be too harsh. Do not want it your way. That is very dangerous. You see, we are seated here, perhaps how many people 1000 2000. Allah knows, I can tell you something my beloved brothers and sisters, every one of us thinks differently. Some of us might come close in our thinking, but we think differently. If we all had to be stubborn on what we like, we would have world or 10 by now.
You cannot be stubborn. You have to learn to give and take one day, it's according to you one day, it's according to them be happy. Give it to others. Let them be happy. You have children, you have a wife, you have a husband if you are a woman. So Pamela and you know what, let them have it their way sometimes. Let it be their way. It doesn't have to be your way all the time. The Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam he used to make sure that his wives were happy look at Sophia Vinci.
And the other component the other wives of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam Mahajan, meaning of the Allahu
the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he has actually put his hand at one stage and his knee at another stage in order to help them get on to the back of an animal. And he has changed the horse because one of his wives complained that I don't want to sit on this horse. It's a little bit slow. I want to sit on the fast one.
Imagine on a Sunday, you're going for a drive with your Corolla. And your wife says no take out the Mercedes today. What will you do?
Will you really roll it out? Mashallah. What is the Mercedes therefore just to live in the garage and to say I have a Mercedes, you know, when we were young,
We used to put stickers in the back of our cars. My other car is a Porsche. Why sell a sticker? So when you're driving your little you know Corolla that's shaking on the road and you go to school and people are looking at you in the back they say my other guys are Porsche don't worry it's in the garage. So Pamela, just to feel good. What's the point us It may Allah bless you, this all of us, it should not bring about arrogance. If you want a better day when Allah blesses you tend to sujood read to units or to rock out of prayer more to thank Allah all I had a good day. How many of us do that? Oh Allah I had a very good day. I thank you give out charity, you want a better day, give
charity reach out to people to smile is a charity but give some money to someone quietly, give it to someone a few rupees, few dollars here and there. It's not going to take you off
the mark of goodness. In fact, it is a sign of goodness it will make you wealthier Monica sama don't mean Santa Monica sama don't mean Santa wealth has never depleted because of charity. Allah says we have never ever allowed someone to become bankrupt. If they are charitable.
Did you hear that?
So make people's lives good. Reach out to people be a be a person who
sees that others are happy, and you will have a happy day you will have a better day. Spend time with your family with your children. Look at your children's smile. Tell them I love you. I care for you and take him out. Do something with them. spend a bit of time with them play a game with them, kiss them. The prophet SAW Selim Kissel, Hassan Ali rhodiola, his grandsons and an ultra inhabits was sitting near him. He says, How can you kiss these children? How can you kiss them? your grandchildren? I have 10 I didn't kiss even one of them. The Prophet says Malala Yokohama. Whoever doesn't show mercy will not be shown mercy. You want mercy show mercy.
Amazing. A kiss for your children is mercy.
If a kiss for your child is mercy, imagine the kiss for your wife Allahu Akbar.
Mashallah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness, may Allah bless us now open our doors, my beloved brothers and sisters, we all want to better days. But I promise you what I said today is very simple, but we don't want to practice upon it. We will say Goodbye and good Bhaijaan it was a good lecture. Mashallah lovely.
But will we change?
When we really change?
Do you really think that these messages will keep coming to us and we just hear them in from one ear out from the other ear in from one ear out from the other ear? No, no, no, no. It needs to go in the ear jammed in the middle go up to the brain and do something about it. Mashallah do something about we need to lead happier lives. You're better
Life is when you cut your sins and you increase your connection with Allah. As you increase your connection with Allah, you increase your connection with your family members.
A person who is pious, the sign of piety shows in their character and conduct. Remember that those of you who reads Salah five times a day who read lots of Quran in the day who make a lot of Vicar in the day, if your character your attitude is not upon a high level,
there is something wrong with your acts of worship something major that is wrong.
If you say five salah and you swear, something's wrong with your Salah, because Sala itself should stop you from immorality and evil in Salah.
Indeed, prayer prohibits you from it automatically stops you from immorality and evil. So if you are praying and you are not stopped from immorality and evil, what is wrong, something is wrong with your prayer.
Go back. Humble yourself make you correctly. Bring yourself to the ground for Allah read for and control your temper. And that's the last point that I'm going to speak about today. Anger, anger management, anger is definitely from the devil. One day a young man came to the Prophet peace be upon him and says oh messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Please give me some good advice oseni Rasool Allah, or messenger, give me good advice. Imagine if you were given the opportunity to go to a very pious person, and you have a time to talk to this person. And you say to them, you're looking at them, you're excited, you want something very good from them. Because you've heard that a pious person and you say, Please give me some good advice that I can take from you. What do you think they will say?
Imagine if you had the chance to visit Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam and to ask him, please give me some good advice for my life. What is the best advice you can give me? What do you think he will tell you?
Well, I can tell you someone already did that. And what what the prophet peace be upon him told him has come to us. I'm sharing it with you today. You will be very surprised those of you who don't know.
So the young man is looking, he says a messenger peace be upon him. Please give me some good advice. He said, lotta
How long did it take to say that?
law? If I had to do that to you, you would think Who's this guy?
You know what it means? What does it mean?
Don't get angry. control your temper. Don't get angry.
He looked he says, Okay, give me some more advice. Because now he's excited because now he said, okay, you heard what he said, Don't get angry. Okay. Don't get angry. I heard that. Let me ask for more. He says give me more advice. The professor sort of looked at him and told him
Don't get angry. Imagine twice, twice, just that much. Two seconds, less than one second. So he said, okay, I've heard this meaning in his mind. He's thinking so let me ask for more. So he he developed the courage to say one third time, or messenger, give me more advice. He's expecting to have a long paragraph by an of one hour. No, not at all. No, Byron, I told you at the beginning, if we only said one thing, it was enough, go to sleep early. It's enough. We can go away. We've learned a lot. The Prophet says don't get angry. He says give me more advice. Don't get angry. Okay. Give me even more advice. He says Do not get angry. Finished. I repeated it again. repeated it again.
repeated it again. So
what does that mean? It means your temper will destroy you. It will finish you up. It will break your day and it will destroy your life. Watch your temper and temper is there in order for us to earn the pleasure of Allah by controlling it.
Allah speaks about the people of Jannah and Allah says, One can only mean one human one
is those who suppress the anger and those who forgive people. They are the mercy mean they are the ones who do good for them shall be paradise. What did you do? suppress control your anger? My beloved teenagers who are here today? I knew you are strong. I know you have muscle Mashallah I know that you feel you are the biggest and the hottest. And I know you want everyone to look at you like you are very important because at this age of adolescence, you are bubbling and bursting with energies and you
Cuba it i t it. That's what you think you are. Watch out, control your temper, the most beloved unto Allah when he was asked by a young man just like you, please give me advice. He said, Don't get angry, what's your temper, don't get angry, don't get angry, are you prepare to better your day, and your week and your month and your year and your decade and your lifetime by controlling your temper. If you love the messenger, peace be upon him truly, you will make sure that you calm down completely for the sake of Allah,
and for the sake of your own. And this advice is not just for the teenagers, but even for the adults. Nowadays, little babies are developing a temper. Have you noticed that? Young two, three years they are so angry? Where did they get it from either the TV or the others in the home.
And you know what? It's not for the men alone. Young girls are developing a temper that is so bad. It's unbelievable. It doesn't suit you as a person. It doesn't suit me.
All the women are doing the same thing. We getting angry, we venting, we are shouting, we are scolding, we are punching. We are getting angry, that anger will destroy you, you will regret and regret and regret, you will regret so many things that have happened in your life due to that anger. So that's my last piece of advice. My beloved brothers and sisters do you realize one whole hour has come to an end? One whole hour has come to an end. So therefore the little that we have spoken about today, May Allah help me to practice upon what I have said, Please take what I have said very seriously. Because if you really want to change the world, it starts with changing yourself. If you
want to change yourself for the better, Allah promises you that you will have a better day. And like I said earlier, it goes on to the week and the month and the year and the decade. And before you know it, you have had such a good life. When people see you, they are proud of you. When your children look at you, they want to be like you when others witness you that you are their own model. And that is how it should be if we were all role models for one another, I promise you, we will be achieving great success. May Allah grant that to us. May Allah bless every one of us. May Allah bless the volunteers who are volunteering here, you see, they're all coming through at the moment,
Subhana Allah, these are people who have spent their time, their energy, their effort, so much in order to volunteer to ensure that programs of this nature are a great success. I want to extend my thanks to every one of you for attending, because that's what makes this whole gathering meaningful. And I want to thank not only the trustees, and the committee members and those who are associated with this beautiful Java, Thomas G. But even the other massages that we have visited during our state. And at the same time, I want to thank
those of my brothers and sisters who have been praying for me without me knowing.
And I pray for you that Allah bless you, and grant you goodness. And those who are praying for humanity at large and we should be from amongst them. We are bleeding. We are bleeding, because of what's happening to our Muslim brothers and sisters across the globe. be eating errata be it in Libya, be it in Afghanistan, be it in Pakistan, be it in Yemen, be it in Syria, be it in Somalia, be it in Nigeria, wherever it is. There are so many places we can't even name them. We bleed for what is going on but I promise you, the change begins with you and die. The change begins with you and I if you change and you become the best person in your home, you will definitely contribute to a
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