Channel: Mufti Menk
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nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Tabby in a woman who have a son in law yo Medina, my dear brothers and sisters, these verses of surah to suffer to Allah subhanho wa Taala has made mention of the previous messages. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has made mention of certain aspects of their stories in order for us to derive lesson from to take heed from and in order for us to make our lives within the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala by going through these beautiful stories
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and indeed we gave our grace to Moses and Aaron Musa alayhis, Salam and Harun alayhi salatu was Salam. O Allah, peace and blessings be upon both of them and upon every single one of us and all the messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala at large.
So my brothers and sisters, Allah says that he has conferred His grace upon Musa and how well,
Allah musawah how long we have indeed favored the two of them. And here Allah is making mention of the story not to say that he has not favored the others, but he has already made mention of some of those he has favorite and at the same time, he's now making mention of these and he has not made mention of all those who whom he has favored, we indeed are from amongst those whom Allah subhanho wa Taala has favored in so many different ways. But this is a specialized fever, where Allah subhanho wa Taala granted them Nobu. He granted them Prophethood and at the same time, he gave them so much more above those who were there at their time. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala favor us as
well. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, we did certainly confer favor upon the two of them, and we saved them and their people from the great affliction. One or J. Now hamato mahoma Minh and karma allows him, the great difficulty, the great affliction, the great calamity, the great disaster, we saved them from it. Now we do know that certain people were affected, but as a whole, they were saved. And they were saved in a very, very big way. But remember, if you go through the story of Musa alayhis, Salam and Harun melas, peace and blessings be upon both of them, you would notice that they struggled for many, many years they sacrificed and they were very patient, and very
forbearance. This shows us my mother's and sisters, if Allah has written victory for you, or for anyone else, it does not mean that you will not suffer initially. Remember that. It does not mean that if you are struggling today that Allah dislikes you or hates you and so on. No, it is a lost favor upon you to bring you closer to him. That he was gentle. It's amazing how Allah subhanho wa Taala draws us closer to him through difficulty, calamity problem, perhaps health issues, financial issues, social issues, issues with the children and the larger family and so on issues of fear, issues of hunger, whatever else it may be, Allah draws us closer to him through these matters in a
very easy way. Amazing, yet, we become despondent sometimes. And we've constantly said, when something comes in your direction that is not to your liking.
Remember, if you have drawn closer to Allah through that particular item or matter, it was a gift for you a gift of Allah upon you. And if we were to die in the condition where we still did not get what we wanted, we need to know for as long as Allah is pleased with us and we've grown closer to Allah, we have succeeded. May Allah grant us success through His mercy, and through his power. I mean, so my mothers and sisters, Allah subhana wa Jalla clearly states that we certainly we saved them and their people from the great affliction, yet we do know that they went through quite a bit of turbulence before they were ultimately saved. He has murdered so many. And yet Allah says
subhanho wa Taala, we saved them. Because ultimately, he saved the nation, the people, and they were at a certain stage totally victorious, although they would test it by being made to go through difficulty after difficulty, one after the other for many, many years, for decades. In fact, so me and myself and yourselves or yourselves and I, if we were to go through problems for 10 years, 20 years, it's a minor thing. It's a small matter. Don't think that Allah is angry and so on. Just look at the condition of your heart. Let it draw you closer to Allah, may Allah make it easy for all of us. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and we supported them, so it was them who overcame, we
supported them. Allah supported them from the very beginning. Yet you find that the enemy of the pharaoh at the time that he was pursuing these people, not only Musa and Harun alayhi wa sallam, but he was pursuing the nation at large. When we saw him, the children of Jacob jacoba his salatu salam, for the Pharaoh was pursuing them and he tried to harm them and some of the harm even reach some of them, all this by the will of Allah and yet Allah subhanho wa Taala says, We supported them. So it was then who ultimately overcame.
Again we learn the same lesson between now and the day of ultimate victory. We may go through so many issues, you know, people will say things about us people will put obstacles in our path. People will try and harass us people will perhaps try and oppress us some may achieve a little bit of success and so on. remain focused, remain determined. Bear in mind your link with Allah is your link with Allah subhanho wa Taala You do not need to prove yourself to any Tom Dick and Harry May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept us all. We need to
prove ourselves to Allah. That is my link with Allah subhanho wa Taala it is your link with Allah, you know the progress you are making bit by bit slowly but surely Alhamdulillah that is good. But if you know you're going backwards in between you and Allah, you should feel guilty. It's got nothing to do with the other man on the side or the other woman on the side, someone who's close to you may want to correct you in a beautiful way. And when we when we correct those whom we have access to, we should correct them in a beautiful way knowing that the way we have chosen to correct them may either make them operate. And this is why if a person is inching closer towards Allah subhanho wa
Taala and our harsh words makes them go backwards. We are guilty of not having chosen the prophetic method. And this is why many who claim to know the prophetic method have not understood that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam used different methods with different people at different times. Sometimes we become so harsh with people that they turn away from the dean, the Quran says while I was
boom in harmonic and indeed if you were hard, if you were
extremely harsh, and you are hard hearted, they would have all dispersed from around you they would have gone away. Today, if someone comes in dooms us completely and makes us feel like we are not even worth breathing. What would happen we would really lose hope. But it is a message of hope that we would like to instill within ourselves bearing in mind the concept of fear that is also required in the balance of faith. May Allah subhanaw taala help us. So this is why my mothers and sisters, Allah says and we supported them, so it was they who overcame, if you go behind the scenes, you will find that they to struggle yet Allah says we supported them so it does not mean you are not
supported by Allah subhanho wa Taala. When you're going through a little bit of turbulence, that is a blessing of Allah, that is a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then Allah says, and we gave them
the explicit scripture, the clear cut message, the Torah, we gave them the explicit scripture, the book, explicit, clean, clear to understand. Now my mother's are sisters, we've also been given a book that is the Quran, it is very clear, it is very, very solid. It is that which was revealed to initially at the beginning, those people around the revelation were mostly unlettered, meaning a lot of the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu could not read or write, but the power of the message changed them completely just by a mere verse or two that they understood today, Mashallah, we can read and write the bulk of us. But still we do not make enough an effort to learn the message of the Quran so
people fool us, they fool us to worship things besides Allah to do things that Allah has clearly prohibited in the pond clearly. So there's a verse of the Quran that clearly states x, y and Zed is prohibited. But because we've never read the Quran, we begin to do X, Y and Zed because someone somewhere on the globe has encouraged us saying there's nothing in Islam to say x, y and Zed is prohibited yet it is there clearly in the Koran. So who is guilty? This is why we say Learn, learn from the sources learn understand, learn via Allah of the deen, may Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us protection. May He make us from those who can develop on a daily basis our link with Allah
subhanho wa Taala It is indeed that link with Allah subhanho wa Taala that will save us on the Day of Judgment imagine you recognize a lot a lot of organizes you and you know Subhana Allah looking forward to the day you meet Allah. This is why the Hadith is whoever is looking forward to meeting with Allah. Allah is looking forward to meeting with them amazing. Imagine Allah recognizes you picks you up from the whole crowd and grants you the VIP treatment Mashallah top notch Alhamdulillah Allah grant that to us, I mean
and this is not just a selected few that you will happen to it's the the invitation is open, but it's up to us to work towards it. You want that inshallah work hard on yourself, work hard, improve yourself, fight your knifes and make sure that whatever you do is within what Allah subhanho wa Taala would love, when he definitely will love you.
There is no point in claiming love via the tongue when the actions the deeds and everything else is pointing at rejection of the message or pointing in another direction altogether. A person whacking you every day and then they claim I love you, I love you and every single day, they're harming you, they're stabbing you in your back and they doing so many things against you and so on. You will look at them and say what those who are outright declared enemies are better than such hypocrites. May Allah protect us.
So Allah says, We gave them the explicit scripture that Torah and we guide them on the straight path. Allah guided them. So these are some of the favors that Allah has made mentioned regarding Musa and Harun guidance is a favor of Allah giving a scripture is a favor of Allah Subhana Allah, the Quran favor of Allah to us. Allah has guided us to the deep favor of Allah to us. Allah says we supported him Allah supports us also that we overcome. we overcome the difficulties the calamities, the issues, the enemies and so on everything that is out of favor of Allah
Allah says when Allah saves you from affliction and from harm, that's a favor of Allah. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says you need to ponder over the favors we gave those before you in order for you to understand the favours upon you that Allah has bestowed. We are not messengers, meaning we are not enemies nor are we rasuluh know how we prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala but we have still been blessed like I said at the beginning, we have been granted favor upon favor by Allah subhanho wa Taala here are some of them that Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and we left for them favorable mentioned amongst later generations, people speak well about Musa and when we do those who believe
do they always say May peace be upon them? What a blizzard fever Imagine if I were to die, you were to die. We said this last week, they would say La La or la
melas mercy be upon them or upon her or upon him, whoever it is, what a great way of remembering a person a loss blessings be upon all those who have passed away from amongst the oma And may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless all those who were from the previous woman who had accepted what the MBR Allahu salaatu wa Salaam had brought. And Allah bless us and our offspring, I mean,
in Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
that statement which we pray, He will say to us when we meet him,
you know, unless is regarding gentlemen.
mirabello thingy sudo DRC and I'm sure we all have heard this so many times, Allah says peace or Salam shall be the statement all the mentioned, the greeting
call actually means a statement saying, from who from Robin Rahim from a merciful Lord to who to those who shall be in paradise. May Allah make us from amongst them. So that is the ultimate success, like we said on Thursday evening that the happily ever after statement that we hear or we've read in little booklets when we were kids in kindergarten, it is applicable to Muslims only the day they intergender then you can say and he lived happily ever after. Or she or whoever it is, may Allah grant us that happy ending. I mean, so we call it an ending because it's the end of this life, but it is in fact everlasting. Allahu Akbar. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, peace upon Moses
and Aaron upon Musa alayhis salam, and how May peace be upon them, peace upon them, declared from home from Allah, this is the word of Allah, Allah is declaring peace upon him yet take a look at their lives. They went through turbulence, they went through difficulty right at the beginning, there was fear they had, the child had to be placed in a specific way and the specific river and it was picked up by the enemy, and the mother was so worried and the mother went through so much, and so on. And then the child grew up and then there was the issue of the clouding of that particular man. And then he did man died and Musa alayhis. Salam was sought after, and he had to leave and he
went to a certain place, and he worked for so many years, up to a decade and so on. And he got married, and he came back and he was granted number one. And even after that the people wanted to kill him, and they wanted to do this and they prepared armies and they did this and that. And so many things happened yet. Allah says these are my chosen slaves. These are the best of the lot the cream of the crop, peace be upon them.
Don't stress if you're going through a little bit of turbulence. Ultimately, if Allah says Peace be upon you, that is what we want Bella granted to us. May Allah grant us peace in the dunya and I paused for a moment to make mention of the condition of the heart, my mothers and sisters, it is important to broaden up your heart a little bit, broaden it up, don't hold hatred, don't hold grudges no matter what. Remember something we hate only that which displeases Allah subhanho wa Taala but the little patties that we actually hold in our hearts today, really they bog us down they keep us you know on the ground, they do not allow us elevation because why these little pet is that
we consider important to ourselves, yet they have nothing to do with what displeases Allah subhanho wa Taala and we hold it against this sister and that brother and this people and those people believe me, we need to interact we need to mix we need to provide goodness, good information we need to remind people in a beautiful way and we need to help one another even as human beings so that tomorrow even those who are the enemies of Allah can see the light and come to the deen May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless her soul. There is definitely an element within the heart where we do feel the hatred of that which displeases Allah subhanho wa Taala and those who are evil people and so on,
but bottom line is we always have a hope inside that insha Allah the message will get across to him inshallah, they will come in this particular way. We've tried directly indirectly anyone ever wave May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us so that we do not confuse these matters. But at the same time, what I am talking on is the social issues between us as an oma, amazingly, we still have so much space in our hearts, but sometimes sadly, we fill it with the wrong things. We fill it with that which bogs us down brings us down and that which is really not going to help us in any way. So take a look at this. Hi
have yours and remove from it today. The hatred you might have for little Nitty gritties you know, the sisters driving a better car, she lives in a better home, she's got a more, you know, generous husband or she's got this and then people start hating them. Why? Because they are successful in the dunya. Or perhaps they might be a little bit more active in the deen or perhaps they might have some form of an advantage by given by Allah subhanho wa Taala so we don't like him. If that is the case, clean your heart, take it out. Learn to love one another for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, peace be upon Musa and Harun. Remember if your heart is at
peace and ease, then every calamity that comes in your direction is actually looked at as an opportunity to worship Allah in a different way.
Remember that every calamity that comes in your direction that every difficulty every situation in this dunya you will never ever get everything you want. We've said this a million times, but people still don't realize the minute I don't get what I wanted exactly how I wanted. I'm upset. I'm sad. Jenna is earned through sacrifice, Paradise is earned through sacrifice. You need to sacrifice something in order to deserve gentlemen through the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. When you've put in a little bit of a sacrifice, even if that sacrifice may not be of the level that would grant you entry into paradise, but it will definitely be of the level that will earn you the mercy of
Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant you, entry into paradise. Like we say our deeds may not be enough for us to be granted into general entry. But we do know that our deeds will beckon the mercy of Allah and that mercy will grant through the mercy of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah so Allah looks at the small deeds we've done. That's why I do not belittle a small movement in the right direction. My mothers and sisters, if you have one inch forward one inch closer to Allah today than yesterday, thank Allah for that we'll call it become two inches, five inches, perhaps a foot and even more a yard and so on by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Before you know it, you'll be kilometers
ahead of where you were five years ago. And that's the way forward. But if we become people who really are running behind the worldly material items, we always need to remember those material items and technology will move far quicker than we can ever ever keep up with. And therefore we will continue running behind it until the day we dropped it into our graves. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not do that to us. We're not saying do not live a decent life. No, you may. But let it bring you closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala don't hold these Nitty gritties in the heart, learn to help one another. Sometimes the way we talk to people is such that it's so if I can use the word cutting, it
cuts through the heart, we say dirty, dirty things to others, the way we correct them the way we talk to them. And even those we live with sometimes or the others. Sometimes the way we address them is so dirty, that it immediately gives the impression that we think we are better than you and we think you are not even worth it. If that's the case, let's improve the way we talk. Let's improve the way we come across to people. This is what will make us better people become a relaxed person. It's not difficult. When your heart is in a specific condition and you have contentment for the sake of Allah. No calamity that comes in your direction will be looked at as a disaster. It will be
looked at as I said an opportunity to gain closeness to Allah and opportunity of expiation of sins, forgiveness and learning the higher ranks of the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala or the martyrs in the course of Allah subhanho wa Taala yet we were just sitting at home alone. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all and May He grant us ease. So Allah says peace be upon Musa and Harun. May Allah say that to us as well, I mean,
indeed, with us reward, the doers of good look at the vessels in kadala can be seen in indeed this is the way we will reward those who do good and this is the way we do reward. And we have rewarded those who do good, do good. My mothers and sisters, a day will come four decades from today, or two decades or whenever a year, two years, five years whenever a day will come when you will be rewarded in full in full, but between now and then you may need to sacrifice a lot. So Allah says this is how we rewarded musala is Salatu was Salam and Harun May Allah Peace, blessings be upon them both and upon everyone else from amongst the woman. Remember one thing Allah made them go through so much.
And yet Allah subhanho wa Taala says here that this is how we reward the doers of good, keep on doing good. And whenever there is calamity coming in your direction doing good would mean that we are happy with what Allah has chosen for us. It's your destiny your to do kismat has taken you somewhere. Your deal is taking you somewhere for as long as you've tried. And for as long as you've developed your link with Allah your duck deal took us some way it took you to places it made you go through certain things that was the choice of Allah Allah chooses the questions for your examination. Just like Allah chooses the situations for your examination. You do not choose the
questions in any exam. If that
Were the case the examination it would be a fraud.
So Allah chooses what you will go through. And then Allah says like, this is your test, this will be your calamity, this will be your whatever, this will be your difficulty. You go through it with faith, go through it with conviction, go through it, knowing that you belong to me, go through it, knowing that you're coming back to me, go through it, knowing that even those who might have lived the happiest of lives ultimately came back to me go through it, and how you go through it and how you bear the sub when your knees ache. And when you go through this sickness and that and when you cannot resolve the mental health matter you have or a financial issue, or a social problem that you
might have with a certain family member and you're trying your best, and it's just not getting resolved. You need to know that's our last test for you. Just be patient. Ultimately, everyone has to go, the healthiest of us has already gone.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us gentlemen. So these are just some points that we learn when we go through verses and ponder over what Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying, and why did he make mention of all this? So Allah says, and indeed they were of our believing servers. Look, this capsule beautifully where we've just spoken about belief and conviction in Allah, and how that will help us go through so much, and how that belief then would make us continue being the doers of good and when we do good, we are rewarded by Allah then we achieve the piece that Allah is making mention of and favorable mentioned, within those who come to follow. Now remember, when we say favorable
mentioned amongst the later generations, it will only be the good that speak good about the good, but the evil will speak evil about the good. Remember that. So don't worry, when you have an evil person, they don't like good people. So they will say that man was evil, yet they were evil. So we need to know these equations that people use in order to classify others. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us classify ourselves. May Allah bless us all. I mean, then Allah subhanho wa Taala. After having mentioned those aspects of that particular story, he says, we're in Lebanon, mostly we want to tell you some about another Nabhi of Allah subhanho wa Taala known as ilias alayhis salam,
may Allah peace and blessings be upon him. Indeed he was from amongst the messengers, when he said to his people, will you not fear Allah? Will you not be conscious of Allah? Will you not be fearful of Allah subhanho wa Taala? How can you call upon ban and leave the rest and leave the best of creators? So who was bad?
If you take a look at the footnote, it says here the name of a great idol worship by the people and is said to mean Lord.
What do you keep on calling upon Bala and leave the best of creators meaning you leaving Allah you're not calling out to Allah, you're calling on bad and if you ask them, Why are you calling out and they will probably give you an answer to say, well that's a stepping stone we're using to get to Allah, Allah He that is the disaster. We call out to Allah and Allah alone. Ayaka Buddha can sustain you alone, we worship you alone, we ask for help. He does, he does ltfs Allah will either stand the first time builder, when you seek seek from Allah when you ask for help ask for help from Allah. This is a lot and only use the methods that Allah has permitted. Allah has allowed Subhana Allah and
this is why the same hadith of Abdullayev now bussola una de mi D, where Allah subhanho wa Taala makes obviously very clear to us through the Nabi sallallahu Sallam he says, while I'm amatola wisdom Allah aenean for OBJ in lumion for okay la BA in Calcutta holodeck. You need to know that if the entire nation gets together in order to try and benefit you, they will never be able to benefit you except with that which was in your destiny written by Allah for you.
And the same applies to harm. Nobody can harm you unless it's written against you. And if that came, it's your test. That's what it is your examination.
What Miss Chu was never meant to get to you and what got to you was never meant to miss you and so on. Beautiful had even sooner to Emily, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to grant his blessings.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, indeed.
In fact, let's make mention of what ilias alayhi salaatu wa Salaam has said he says, Do you call upon Bal and leave the best of creators? Allah, your Lord and the Lord have your first forefathers.
He's the Lord the one who made you this battle the stone did not make you it cannot harm no benefit itself, let alone anyone else and you want to worship it. Up to today people worship trees and sticks and stones and people and everything else. Believe me, we worship Allah and Allah alone and that is our ticket to gender. That is our ticket to paradise. What is the ticket worship Allah, Allah Subhana Allah, Allah alone, no act of worship can be rendered or should be rendered to anyone or for anyone besides online.
You'll make in mind so Allah subhana wa Jalla says,
your Lord and the Lord
Have your first forefathers.
So Allah says and they denied him So indeed they will be brought for punishment. They denied and they denied. They denied the message of the messenger ilias for Khadija boo hoo for unknown llamada Hoon, then Allah says but there is an exception in law about the line of law seen except for the chosen servants of Allah, those who serve a law, they are definitely chosen by Allah subhanho wa Taala. May Allah choose us all and may He make us from those who are dedicated in worshipping Him, him alone. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and we left for him favorable mentioned amongst the later generations peace upon India's May peace be upon him. He, as seen is said by some commentators
to be the plural form, meaning ilias and those who followed him, that's what it says in the footnote Ilia seen, one might ask why is it included? Some of them have said that that is a term that is referring to the same name, and some of them have said that it is him and the people who were with him.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, peace be upon him. And thus do We reward the doers of good, the doers of God. And if we pause for a moment, we will learn that the doers of good not everyone will follow them, they will have a large chunk of people against them as well. Take a look at all these messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala melas peace and blessings be upon them.
Not a single one of them had an entire complete following of every person in their nations, no, but they had rejection. They had people who oppose them, they had people who made life difficult for them. These were the categories category, people fell into different categories, depending on how and they continued in their tests and exams. And they failed in the exams whilst others passed and some passed with flying colors. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us to intergender
so Allah says, that we reward the tours of good indeed he was of our behaving servants, and indeed loot or Lord may peace be upon him was amongst the messengers. Allah says, indeed, loot was amongst the messengers.
And remember when we saved him and his family, all except an old woman, who was his wife,
amongst those who remained with the evildoers, so his whole, all his those who followed him was saved besides one woman who has his wife, who denied the message. And in some narrations, she was one of those who used to engage in that behavior. And in another she was those who's protected them or serve them in one way or another. So she was considered minella been from amongst those who with the evildoers.
So Allah says, We saved all of them, but the wife remained, because she was from the evildoers, we saved all the good ones do Ali salam, and those who were with him,
those who had followed then Allah says, and we destroyed the others. Up to today, you can see the remains of Sodom and Gomorrah and so on Allah subhanho wa Taala, protect us from being destroyed in any way. I mean,
so Allah says, and indeed, you pass by them in the morning and at night, then will you not use reason? We're in a coma tomorrow night.
Laid, you pass by them in the morning and by the night. They are several translations of this. One of them is clear cut signs you can see in front of you morning and night, go and have a peep, go and see what happened to these people. You know, where the Dead Sea is, and so on. Go and have a peek go around go and see, you will see the ruins the remains the destruction. And yet Allah says Will you not use reason? Will you not use your mind a little bit your brain a little bit? Do you not think for a moment you were created by a maker? And that maker has issued instructions as to how you will live? Do you not see that any nation in any country will have rules and regulations. Nobody can just
haphazardly do as they please. They have to follow some form of rules and regulations in order to be able to be considered as citizens of that particular place who are law abiding? Well, the ultimate thing is that we are all citizens of the earth created by Allah Who has the ultimate law and we need to understand that he also has rules and regulations that we shall live by the do's and don'ts by our own maker subhanho wa Taala. May Allah bless us or
May he open our doors and grant us goodness. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
and indeed you pass by them in the morning and at night, then will you not use reason and analysis and indeed, Jonah Yunus May peace be upon him, was amongst the messengers. He was amongst the messengers to look at how allies making mentioned one by one, all of them, and Allah says peace be upon them to all of them. And Allah says they were amongst the doers of good, they were successful. They were this and yet each one of them went through struggling in their lives and went through turbulence went through moments that were
decisive in their lives where they were really at a point that the assistance of Allah was the only option and he definitely then did come. And Allah makes this clear in another place in the Quran. Bala where Allah subhanho wa Taala says, um has he been?
You think you're going to be granted entry into paradise yet what came to those before you has not yet come to you it did not come to you yet must set you back.
Allah says, Do you think you will enter Paradise yet?
What what came to those before you has not yet come to you have not even been tested in the way that those before you were tested. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says
they were afflicted or tested by difficulty, hardship, you know, war and so on so many different things. They were tested by
hunger and so on. And they were shaken Chicken Chicken meaning in such a way that their Eman was tested completely, completely tested. This life is all a test of women. Do you believe you don't believe that's what it is. So you will be tested and the loser is the person who thinks that if I am really successful, and if Allah is pleased with me, then I get what I want in this world. That's actually loser. Because Allah did not promise you that you get what you want in this world. Allah says we will test you. We will put in your direction hunger, fear, lack of security, lack of this lack of that we will face you with so many things Allah says in Surah Baqarah as well. In order to
test you Are you from amongst the patient or are you not? Do you believe is your faith firm? Are you convinced Do you have conviction or not? If you do well the day you die you go to a good place.
But there are others who just live for this world. And they think you know mahila
even on this at this particular time on the globe, there are so many people who think no life is once you know you just live and when you born and you die, your aim must be to think up every and any idea to get the money that is in other's pockets into your pocket. That's what they live for. Nothing else. So all the money that is in everybody else's pocket how to get it to mine. That's the that's the whole reason of their living. Even when they're at 90 they worried about the pockets of others and how I can collect the those dollars from them put them into mine not realizing Subhana Allah as a message I got this morning that caffeine and that shroud has no pockets, no progress
nothing. So whatever happened is gone.
But that's the reason why people live sometimes Muslims lose a bit of focus and they think it's all about money, money, money, having the latest list the best lists the the best colors of lipstick and eyelash or whatever else it is the best colors of clothing and the best of scents and smells and the best of this and then look if it comes on hamdulillah Allah means buy through that which is permissible Alhamdulillah thank Allah for it. But that's not your main aim of existence. Let you become closer to Allah. Don't miss a Salah, engage in voluntary prayer, engage in recitation of the Quran, learn the meanings of it, get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala when you have made an effort
to correct the way you recite the Quran, and the way you understand the Quran, believe me even if you've just started it already, the mercy of Allah descends upon you already. And you will find the effects of it beautifully in your life, that any calamity coming in your direction you're still smiling used to people will look at you and think you've got no problems under the sun yet you've got bigger problems than them but it's just that your conviction your your gain, your closeness to Allah is so beautiful that Allah Subhana Allah Allah says possibile sablon jameelah bear the beautiful patients beautiful patients, that patients with a smile, although it's so difficult, but
with Allah, nothing is hard, nothing is difficult. The life is made easy by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah says, you know,
Yunus was amongst the messengers,
he ran away
to the ladened ship.
Now, we're only going to talk of some aspects of this risala of universality. Salatu was Salam and the prophet Jonah May peace be upon him. We're not going to say everything because obviously this is not the time to mention the whole story. But just the points that are mentioned here. Allah says, Remember when he ran away to the laden ship, this was part and parcel of the test.
upon him and he went, and when he went,
and he drew lots and was amongst the losers amongst the losers in the sense that he did not lose, as in his belief with Allah, no way. But every time they drew the lot in order to decide who must be thrown off the ship because the ship was sinking, it was pointing at him, his name came up. So Allah says, He ran away, he went into the ship thinking that he's going to go away. And yet Allah says, we wanted him back. And we know so every time they said, Who's going to go, who's going to jump out of the ship? Because it's sinking? He was the one the one who was chosen, you have to get off. And then when they said, No, no, no, let's try again. Again him the time him until he went in because Allah
wanted to now show him from the mercy of Allah. What is the mercy of Allah? Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, then the fish swallowed him whilst he was blamed worthy blameworthy, obviously in a specific way. Let's take a look at this footnote it clarifies quite a lot. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says
that the fish had swallowed him here at the footnote it says for having given up hope on his people prematurely and having left them without the permission of Allah subhanho wa Taala. This too was a taste from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Not for us to pick on him. But for us to learn a lesson from what had happened,
ultimately, is the decree of Allah that comes to pass and it is made to come to pass without Subhana Allah to Allah, our without our interference. May Allah subhanho wa Taala, bless us remember, keep on making dua, to Allah is one thing that definitely affects you and your future. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to call out to him at all times. So Allah Subhana, Allah, Allah says, and had he not been of those who exalt Allah who declare his praise? You know, Subhana Allah is the praise of Allah, that is being mentioned here must have been the one who declares the praise of Allah, if he was not from amongst those who constantly declared the praise of Allah before he would
have remained inside the belly of that
fish until the Day they are resurrected, you would have remained there. Now this is so powerful, such a powerful point. Ally seeing this Eunice la Salaam, the prophet Jonah, may peace be upon him, he used to constantly declare the praise of Allah on ordinary days every day.
And he used to constantly declare, declare the praise of Allah. So when he was swallowed by the fish, or by the whale, what we need to know his allies telling us had he not been from amongst those who used to praise us in any way before that day, then we would have just left him there until the Day of Resurrection. But because he constantly praised us every day, when he went into the bail or belly of the whale, we ensured that he came out within a specific time, and he was healed in a specific way. And then he went back to his people to complete that mission.
From that I learned and you should be learning that darauf ilala is
amazingly the same idea that I spoke about earlier, in sunanda did me This happens to be in one of the narrations of that idea of the live now bus will be alone. And what happened is, Allah is telling us through the words of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam that get close to Allah.
Get known to Allah in the sense that get close to Allah subhanho wa Taala in your days of ease, and then see what happens during your days of difficulty. Get close to Allah, during your days of ease, and see what happens during your days of difficulty. Subhana Allah, so this is a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon us a reminder to say you've got easy days, praise Allah, because the day you have there's a rainy day in our language, we call it a rainy day, on a rainy day you find a lot more come to your help, just like this. Allah says he used to declare our praise. There's a beautiful story in one of the narrations, which makes mention of how the angels heard this voice that called
out every single day in the praise of Allah and one day, it's calling out in the darkness of the darkness within the darkness of the belly of the way or sorry, yes, the belly of the whale, and at the same time, the darkness of the oceans and so on. And yet they heard this and it was recognized as being the voice that used to praise Allah every day. So definitely it was answered to immediately.
So praise Allah, during your days of ease today and every day now like excepted from us and my locker and this is the day that we struggle. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all. So Allah says
he would have remained inside it's barely until the Day they are resurrected, but we threw him on to the open show whilst he was ill ill meaning obviously the enzymes of that whale and so on. They had a very great effect on his skin and so on and we caused to grow over him.
Good find meaning a specific type of a plant, there is a little bit of difference of opinion as to exactly the meaning of this year clean. However, some kind of law, let's take a look at this footnote, which is known to be giving cooling shade and repellent of flies, and so on. So, Allah caused a certain plant to grow around him as he was thrown out of the belly of that whale. And Allah Subhana Allah says that was also from our favors upon him. And we sent him to his people of 100,000 or more, and they believed, so we gave them enjoyment of the life for a time. at that juncture, they believed, initially they didn't. But now when he came back to him, they believe So Allah is teaching
us all. Don't give up.
Don't give up. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to be steadfast. Allah says so inquire of them all. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam does your Lord have daughters wives, they have sons. Anyway, the story of Yunus as
we've spoken about now Allah is asking a question inshallah we will get to this question next week. But before I actually close, let me quickly make mention that you know, the Godfather at the time, they used to always say that these angels they are the daughters of Allah, the angels are the daughters of Allah. So Allah is responding to them saying How can you call them Daughters of Allah you you prefer to have sons and this was their sickness, you know, they used to bury the daughters alive. They used to bury daughters alive, and yet they are saying these are the daughters of Allah. So this is part of the response inshallah we'll probably hear it next week, by the will of Allah
subhanho wa Taala until we meet again, wa sallahu wa salam O Allah cannon Amina Muhammad, Allah Subhana Allah Mohammed de la ilaha illa. anta Ernesto Furukawa to Hoylake