Sisters Tafsir – Surah Mumin
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Surah Mumin Verse 46
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we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon the one whom there is no messenger to follow. And we send blessings and salutations upon all his household his companions, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless them all. Obviously Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala who was the final messenger no one is to follow him meaning to come after him as a messenger, but we are all his followers. So we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to accept that from us, and to make us from those who are steadfast, my mothers and sisters, this morning's verses very, very powerful, extremely relevant.
And a great lesson for us all, where Allah subhanho wa Taala is addressing a certain issue. And the issue is, firstly, the punishment of the grave as well as the fact that heaven and hell are already created by Allah and they are in existence. So these are some important factors of belief that we learn from the first verses that we read this morning. And now we will ordinarily have one washy, Allah speaking of around, and his cronies and those who disobeyed, Allah says the fire, they are exposed to it morning and afternoon. So both parts of the day they are exposed to the fire up to the day that Allah will resurrect them. So this would mean that when a person dies, and they are in
their graves, at a certain point, a window of Heaven is open for them or a window of Hell is open for them. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those whom Heaven is written for Jenna so that we can be from those who would have coolness in the grave. So those who have the heat of Hellfire that is presented fourth for them in this particular grave, Allah makes mention of this. And Allah says that the fire they are exposed to it morning and afternoon and on the day that the hour will be established, it will be said to the angels cause fear around and these people to enter the severest torment, which is speaking of jahannam or hellfire. So they will be instructed, the angels will be
make them into hellfire. We asked a lot to protect us from it. Like I said, the two most important things that we need to understand there are many important lessons but two of them one is the fact that there is definitely punishment in the grave. And it is a reality how exactly it will happen. Allah alone knows, but we believe it does happen. And it happens in a way that Allah subhanho wa Taala has written and in a way that he decides.
Secondly, we also learn that heaven and hell are in existence right now we all know Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went up physically to me Raja going up the ascension into the heavens and he saw heaven and hell, he saw Jenna and Jana he came back and he described them to us. So we believe it is already in existence, it is there. And for Allah subhanho wa Taala all this time that we are spending in this world is actually nothing. It's actually a creature of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Time is a creature of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So for him, it is nothing but he has created heaven and hell. What we also need to do my mothers and sisters is ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to save us from jahannam or from Hellfire and ask him to grant us entry into gentlemen, you never know when it is going to be the moment of acceptance of dua and therefore it's important to continue asking and inshallah we will learn later on in today's verses what else we should be doing. So when Allah Subhana Allah, Allah speaks of the fire, and the people who will enter the fire May Allah save us from that. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam whenever he came across verses that made mention
of punishment and fire, he paused for a moment and asked a lot to protect him from that. And whenever he came across verses that made mention of goodness and paradise and good things, he paused for a moment and he made sure that Allah grant him that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah has kept for us in the style and method and habits of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a great reward if we follow him. So therefore we too should be pausing for a moment asking Allah as we do normally, when we are reading verses of the Koran or just talking to one another, come across something good, ask for it come across something bad as to be protected from it. Let's assume now Muhammad sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam so Allah subhanho wa Taala says, What if yetta had junuh phenol
And on that day, they will be arguing with one another disputing with one another in the fire while stirring the fire, they will want to play the blame game. And as you and I know the blame game does not help at all, they will say in fact, yeah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says
Subhana Allah and mentioned when they will argue within the fire, and the weak will say to those who have been arrogant, so those who are weak, we'll talk to the others who are arrogant on Earth. Some people on earth are slightly weaker, and some people have much more power, much more authority, they are more wealthy and so on. So the weak who followed the footsteps of the arrogant or the wealthy or those in authority, if those footsteps were wrong, they will all end up in hellfire. And when they end up in Hellfire that week will then address the arrogant because they
We'll all be burning together. And Allah protect us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from this. But the weak will then tell the arrogant, indeed, we only followed you, we will only your followers. So will you not take a share of the punishment of the Fire that we have? What a powerful question. We followed you in the world. We we saw what you did, and we did it. Now we are all in the punishment together. But it's only fair that you guys were the top shot. So you need a bit more of the punishment. And we because we were only mere followers, we don't deserve all this punishment, you need to take a portion of it off our shoulders. So we are asking that you show the some of our
punishment. Now look at what the answer comes.
They say those who had been arrogant will say indeed all of us are in it right now we own in the fire. So stop playing the blame game. We're in it. You people had your own brains, you had your own capacity, Who told you to follow us? Even if we said follow us. You needed to use your own brain and say, No, we are going to follow a law. And we're going to follow the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam or revelation and so on. But because you just followed us we are not to blame. So we are all in it right now. Indeed, Allah has judged between the servants. Indeed, Allah has judged between the servants from this we learn that every one has to answer for himself. So if you are following
follow Allah follow rasulillah salam, salam, follow what is correct, follow revelation, you will be saved. The minute you have to follow this man and that man, he has no guarantee that he will be in heaven for so how can he give us a guarantee that we will be in heaven? Here it is loud and clear. If someone has no guarantee, and this is why I laugh at some of the, you know, the cults that have come out of Islam. Sometimes they use the name of Islam, and they promote a cult where they say and I was reading about it yesterday, in fact, where there is a big guru who claims to be a big Muslim, and he says you follow me and you will be spared the punishment of the grave and you will be granted
entry into paradise because I will just let Allah know the list of names of my followers. Okay, if that was the case, surely, surely, that person would be able to do much more but he doesn't know himself. He doesn't know himself, whether he's going to go into heaven or not. So Hannah law, so how can he guarantee that you and I will go there, even Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam said, there is no guaranteed I cannot guarantee you you have to do your deeds. And he gave us so many different ingredients to be put in together, mixed properly and thoroughly in order for us to come out with this beautiful entry into paradise. You try you engage in Toba, you follow Allah you follow is
Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, you need to use your brain to a certain extent, which means you need to understand what's right and wrong. Don't let people fool you you live once people have arrived at the moon according to some of those who have said so but to be honest with you, we still do not understand what is right and wrong. We still sometimes worship sticks and stones and animals and graves and and people whom we call saints May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant those saints gentlemen, but if we are worshipping people we have Dave definitely lost the way we have lost the way you worship Allah and Allah alone. You know when we say he cannot do what he can a stallion in Surat Al
Fatiha, you alone, we worship you alone we seek help from there is no exception for that. Not at all. So you can't say yes, you alone we worship but we can also worship this other guru because his beard is quite long. So you can't do that. You can't say that he himself will die one day he will have sickness one day, may Allah protect us from these viruses and Ebola and whatever is going on in Africa at the moment, but he doesn't have a guarantee that he will be saved from it. If he was guaranteed that let him go and help the people there without wearing protective protective clothing. SubhanAllah he will never be able to do that. So what guarantee does he have of going into general
and people worshipping? When people are hurt? The first thing they say is Oh st help us instead of saying Oh Allah help us. Allah, hey, this is happening amongst people who call themselves Muslim. And when we correct them, then they say no, you are a deviant. You're wrong. We know what we're doing. Come on, come on. Subhana Allah, come on, wake up. Subhan Allah you live once you don't worship those who are worshipers, but you worship the one who is worshipped Allah Allah alone. And this is why even the Sahaba de la anon confirmed in the lab data Mohammed and leaf region a bad many bad in a bad in a bad job believe that Allah has indeed sent the messenger Muhammad Salallahu Salam
in order to remove the worshipers from worshipping other worshipers to worshiping the one who is the rumba of all the worshipers who is the creator alone. So that's what Islam is all about. So here, the argument and debate will be you see if Iran and his cronies used to tell the people that Iran is the God and he
The one who provides he is the owner of sustenance call out to Him. So people used to worship him up to this day. They are people who worship around, they worship the devil, they go to the pyramids, they worship the devil and Satan and so on. Every year they have this Satan mystic concerts in December back in Egypt and so on. And across the globe, it's happening from that time of the pharaohs. May Allah protect us all? And this is why if you're on news to say, I am God, but he died, where is he? You cannot hear him he cannot speak nothing, no way besides mentioned being made in the scriptures of him, and in history, perhaps there is no other mention of him Subhan Allah, may Allah
protect us from such haughtiness so himself, he will tell the people Hey, how can I take some of the punishment you guys should have fought for yourselves? Here we are. So the others of today are smaller than the pharaoh in power. You know, if Iran was a very powerful person, extremely powerful, those pyramids they've made, they are something known as wonders of the world. And we all know that it's not easy to replicate that or to build that again, that does not make around the God, not at all, no matter how powerful you are, what you've achieved, what you've invented, and so on. It does not make you the God. Allah creates from nothing. Subhana Allah that is the God that is Allah
subhana wa tada May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who worship him and him alone. I mean, so the hope that we have in general is based on whether or not we've worshiped Allah alone. If you worship Allah alone, you have great hope in entering paradise, even without reckoning sometimes May Allah grant us gender without reckoning. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says quite clearly, that they will say we are all in it together here. And Allah has judged between the servants verse number 49, Allah says, and those in the fire will say to the keepers of hell, who are the keepers of health, the angels who will be looking after Hellfire who are responsible for Hellfire, ensuring
people go in where they go, what happens all the detailed instruction from Allah they take, so these are gatekeepers of hell. One of them is known as Malik Malik. So Malik is one of the names of one of the angels who will be tasked or who is tasked to look after or to keep an eye on or known as a keeper of health, gatekeeper of health. May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us online. Allah protect us it is quite scary to be honest with you. But he Allah subhanho wa Taala says, the people in Ghana in the fire will be telling the keepers of hell call out to your Lord to lighten for us the punishment of this day. We want a day a single day of punishment to be lightened. So we want to just
the holiday one day, we've been punished every single day, day in day out, call out to your Lord, for us to have one day's respect only now pause day it's a very interesting first one is they're not calling out on their own. In this particular verse, Allah is not speaking about those who called out on their own, because these will already feel like they've lost out they had one chance YOLO that means you only live once. That's what it means. The whole world says you only live once. So do as you please. And we say you only live once. So do not make a mistake. That's what we say. You only live once. So prepare for the death in the correct way. And they say you only live once so do as you
please enjoy life. So you go and do this and at the end of the day, when you're about to die, you know sit and think it's very healthy to think about death. It's actually a tsunami of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam he tells us you want to improve you want to destroy your haram desires and lusts think a lot about death. So you sit in you think what if these are my dying moments at any time you can just start thinking that we will like go what will happen the body of mine will be completely closed meaning shut off they will bury it we will I be one where I know I'm going to go back to the one who made me in the first place otherwise this person and that stick and this stone and that
grave in that tree is not going to help me not at all you need to know this it's a lie the law alone. So Panama. So this is why we say when we say you only live once so prepared for the death in the correct way because that is the one death layer motor and motor motor una the death is only once in this world you die once that's it, there's no two days you know, so May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us when we are resurrected after that we will be living for eternity. May Allah grant us gentlemen. So they will call out to the angels to say you call out to Allah because they feel useless number one, number two is they know that the angels are close to Allah.
But they were told about the angels. today. We are told about the angels we are speaking about them. So the angels when they hear this call from the people of Hellfire, telling them that you know what call out to Allah we only want one day of grace. Imagine when you working Monday to Friday and when Friday evening comes in, you're about to knock off from work. How happy do you feel, you know, and I know the children at school also feel
The same when they've been working Monday to Friday, come Friday, one o'clock and they're so excited. We're going to have two days free of some panorama and they get so excited about it. And Sunday evening comes in everyone's feeling depressed and going back to work Monday morning. And that's what happens. And Monday morning comes in. Everyone just forces themselves to go to work. And believe me nowadays with the new generation, even Monday morning, they're not bothered.
Allah protect us. So one day of relief feels so good. What about in jahannam every day suffered turbulence, these people will actually call out we want only one day. Now listen to the answer they will get.
The angels will say to these people, did they not come to you, your messengers with clear proofs with the verses of Allah? Did these messengers not come to you clear proofs? Subhana Allah, our lamb takuto de como solocom bill? Didn't the clear evidence the proofs come to you? via your messengers? They will say yes, yes, yes they did. They did. So they have to admit like with us here are the verses we reading them we seeing them here are the signs people are dying in front of us, but healthy have gone and the wealthy have gone and the powerful have gone and we busy thinking we don't want to go May Allah protect us I was in Bulawayo yesterday, and Subhan Allah something amazing and
unique. You know, I was speaking about how the whole world is turning towards Islam. So many who were far away are now reading Salah five times a day, those who used to dress so scantily have now covered themselves up May Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen us we don't want to be the only ones who are losing out. It's a huge wave. And we need to make sure that we are with it. Because if we are not doing it, it's not like others are not they all they already were the only ones losing out. So be careful. And this is the thing. Everyone is turning towards Allah, why should we be left out? Everyone is dressing appropriately, one by one go and see top celebrities, politicians whoever else.
Top people have humbled themselves down for Allah they realize no matter how solid and powerful and beautiful and gorgeous we are, may Allah subhanahu wa Jalla safeguard us we only have opened his mercy one day we're going to go so they are all now on that bandwagon of goodness. Why don't we go on it as well? Why don't we join the wave of goodness.
There are people who get up for Salah to people who get up at four in the morning every day, it just last year they did not use to read Salah but they would never miss a Salah anymore, but we still snoring sometimes we've been reading salah and then something happens in our lives and we become despondent and we stopped reading Salah why I'm upset with Allah. I've heard that myself people have told that to me that you know, I was not replying me so I must I worship him. Are you worshiping Allah? Because you want the reply? Is that what it is Allah knows what's better for you? Perhaps what's better for you is not a reply. I remember someone who may do our for 10 years to marry
someone and they ended up then getting married to them in about six months later, they were divorced. And they said I just wish Allah did not accept my draft. And I was the one who busy said you know, but you were crying so badly for 10 years and Subhanallah they would if Allah did not accept your value, they've turned further away from Allah saying that Oh Allah Why didn't you accept my two so Allah mercy he accepted it to show you that hang on, it was always best for us to keep that person far away from you even though you with your small little brain and mind thought that that person was the best for you. We know what's not good for you. So that's why we kept it away
from you, but you kept on going in the wrong direction. What should we do? We allowed you to drop into it and now you came out at least now we have a good relationship
that's the plan of Allah. We don't understand it sometimes.
You know, people say my child died this person may Allah grant them all Jana mela grant and goodness mela never test us with tests that are too difficult for us to pass the windows in our midst. They are orphans in our midst. There are so many people who've been through calamity And so much of difficulty, but Allah knows that for you. That's the best thing that could have ever happened. You want to ask how if Allah gives you agenda in return for your support, there was never ever a better thing that could have happened for you.
That's what it is. Ultimately, what do you want? My mother's my sisters? What do you want? We all want paradise. I want you want we all want paradise. So if Allah says, Look, I'll make you suffer for 40 years after that there's an eternity of goodness. I think it's a cheap deal. But Allah says no My Mercy I won't make you suffer for all those years Subhana Allah, but we call death a suffering. But that's the only way you can go to Paradise love. Allah grant us ease. Imagine.
Allah open our doors we call death, a suffering when someone dies, we perceive it as a great loss. But Allah says that person's going to gender they have to go and it's about time they went and you know what, that's the only way you're going to go into the Hereafter is through something known as death. So it has to come. So look at it. Yes, it is a loss because we would miss them. That's correct. And it's a loss because we became close to them. Yes, correct. We may cry, we may pray for them make dua for them do whatever is permissible in that regard. But we need to know ultimately that was Allah, Allah gave them life. Allah loves them much more than I can or you can or any other
creature can because Allah made them in the first place. So this is now talking about
Hellfire, where they are arguing and the message from the angels is, didn't the messengers come to you reading the proofs or showing you the evidences and so on? And the people of hell will say yes, yes they did. They will reply Yes, they did. Then the angels will say, and supplicate yourselves, but the application of the disbelievers is nothing but an era few times, waste of time, you want to call out to Allah now too late, you can call out as much as you want, when it was time to call out whilst you were alive in this in the test, you know, this dunya is known as Darwin Liberty law, it is known as the the place of test, that's all it is. It's just a test how many years only 70 years
only only only 70 years, or more. So whilst we were in the test, we didn't write the answers and we knew them. You know, the answers. My brothers and sisters, I know the answers, you know the answers of the of the questions that Allah has asked us in this test of ours, so to speak, but we don't write the answer. Sometimes we write the wrong answer. We know what will get you into heaven, and what will get you into hell. But we still write the wrong answer. Then when we come out of our examination, and you know, everyone's discussing a auditing go, how did it go? You know, the excitement after you've written that oh level? And people say, Oh, no, I wrote this. And I wrote
that you might not have known the level answer, but in the world, you knew the answer. You knew how to get a less pleasure. You knew it. And so did that. But human weakness sometimes makes us falter. So Allah says, okay, seek forgiveness. We're going to come to that in a few minutes. But my brothers and sisters, whilst we are in the exam room, to as much as you can, once the bell rings, so to speak, and there's no more chance there's no more time, then you can call out as much as you want. Oh Allah, you are one Allah says, but you didn't believe that before you died? Oh, Allah, I'm calling out to you. Okay, what's the point right now, it's too late.
This is why we need to learn a lesson from this. So Allah says
Subhana Allah, indeed, we will support our messengers, and those who believe during the life of this world, and on the day
when the witnesses will stand.
So this is showing that Allah subhanho wa Taala help will be with the believers, those who believe. Now sometimes people misinterpret this and they think it means that the believers will always be at the top, they will have the most money, the most wealth, the most authority, that's the sign of, you know, true believers, because Allah says we're going to help the believers. That's not the meaning of the term health. It means whatever Allah has chosen to do for you, you will always be in the content mode. Because you know that Allah is in control and in charge, we are trying to earn a lot of pleasure, whenever he does is not a punishment, it is actually a means of our quicker entry into
paradise. That's Allah. So that's the winning. And this is why the angels will person sorry, the the messengers were persecuted in a very big way. All the messengers were persecuted, so much so that anyone who wants to do the job of the messengers will also be persecuted, you want to call out to Islam, you will be persecuted, no matter who you are. People, if you're calling out to the right, Dean, one of the signs that you are on the right path is that you will be persecuted. If you're not persecuted or harassed in one way or another, you may be on the wrong path.
This is a path full of difficulty, difficulty, meaning worldly difficulty, but a believer goes through all that with a smile. And he knows that I need to live this life which is very short for the sake of Allah in a way that will please Allah, we are deceived. You know, in this world, we really think that life is all about earning and setting ourselves and a lot of us want to set our children and we set them one after the other. And when we die, we say wow, you know what, my I've set my children and my grandchildren, they all have houses, cars and businesses that will work even if they have to sleep all day and all night. So Marshall, I'm a very successful person. Once you
die, the people will say, Wow, what a successful person. And the angels are asking you, what did you bring in? Did you mean and then you're gonna say, Oh, no, you know what? Everything I lived, even my clothes, you'll learn a lot protectors, and it's too late. So Allah says, do your deeds so that when you do your deeds, when you come down, your Salah will protect you as you're being lowered into the grave. Your soccer will come and protect you as you're being lowered into the grave, according to some of the narrations of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam, your deeds will start helping you even before you in your grave, they start helping you, so do those deeds as well. And this is why we say
don't wait until it's too late. Let's do our deeds. Life is not all about the fun and the games that and that is being shown to us and marketed to us. It's not all about that. Yes, you may make use of everything Mashallah but only to draw you closer to Allah. You have a beautiful car, when you enter it you thank Allah, you praise Allah, you have a duel going you happy?
Have you identity Allah has given you a beautiful looks, those looks do not last more than a few years. Remember that? Unless you go for Botox, Allah protect us. Those looks do not last for too long. And even then you start getting old and sick and your pains and this because I'm not showing you look, we gave it to you but when we gave it to you, did you think Allah? Did you obey Allah? What did you allow all that to divert you completely away off the path completely. It's like, you know, Allah has given you this luxury vehicle, and you choose to drive on a dusty road, Allah. So I'm not giving you beautiful looks, and you're driving on industrial, meaning you're doing the wrong
Rather you have everything come to the right path. It's a huge, beautiful carpeted highway that will continue. And if you have email and correct belief, you'll always be a happy person. Because Allah says, I will test you with loss of property, loss of wealth, loss of life. These are my tests part of the examination, I will tell you what, what are you going to do? Here it is, I'm putting you into a scenario. Go into it and see how you come out. Well, ah, if that was translated into a game of today,
you know, we have some of these reality games.
And if this was translated into a game where you had to score, people would play it much better. But the but life In fact, we need to score the most it's a reality. It's something that's going to take us into gentlemen, may Allah grant us gender. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says here
Indeed, we will assist we will support our messengers and those who believe during the life of this world. So two things you believed while in the dunya you are supported by Allah held by Allah, you believe in Allah, He will help you even in the dunya so this dual meaning of this Subhana Allah and at the same time, Allah will assist you on the day when the witnesses will stand. You assistant you're helped
the day, they excuse will not benefit the wrongdoers. So the wrongdoers will start presenting the excuses, no benefit. You don't have to say anything, no excuse
and they will have the curse and they will have the worst home in hell. Who are they? the wrongdoers? Now, we've all done wrong. But here wrongdoers refers to those who did not repent from their sin, or those who did not turn to a last path. So a person who does wrong there is still hope for them for as long as they're breathing. They say Lola Forgive me a shadow Allah, Allah illallah wa shadow, Mohammed Abu rasuluh as a witness that Allah is one I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah. And I bear witness that Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is his final messenger, Allah Allah and returned to Allah Allah forgive me, I admit my fault, I regret it. I
won't do it again. And I asked you to forgive me Allah. Allah says forgiven, but if we have not done that, then we're playing with fire. Literally playing with the real fire. May Allah subhana wa Taala help us and make us repent.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, On that day, no excuse will benefit the wrongdoer is nothing. They can say what they want, they can do what they want, they can that nothing will benefit them because they know the curse of Allah will be upon them, they will have the curse and they will have the worst home, the worst home.
And Allah says, And We have certainly given Moses Musa alayhis salam guidance, and we cause the children of Israel, the children of yaku la salatu salam, to inherit the Scripture.
The children of yaku iacobelli salam, Jacob, may peace be upon him, was known as excella. In that was one of these names. So when Allah says the children of Israel, he's talking of the children of Jaco Subhana Allah. So Allah says, We gave them the guidance. And we made them the inheritors of the Scripture, as guidance and a reminder for those of understanding.
So if you have an understanding, you willing to look into the verses you're willing to look at it, you willing to try and understand the word of Allah, you will understand things, look at it, learn, put into practice. So Allah says Mohamed Salah Salem, so be patient, indeed, the promise of Allah is the truth, be patient or Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, indeed, the promise of Allah is the truth. Now, stop for a moment if Allah is telling this to Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam the lesson is for myself and yourselves as well be patient, things will happen to you, my mothers and sisters that you don't like, be patient. The promise of Allah is the truth. And you know what? Soon you find out it's true.
Already. We know it's true. We believe it's true, but someone dies. That's the promise of Allah. A lot of the prophecies given from Mohammed Salah Salem have already started coming into play. We see the disasters across the globe today. All this was prophesized by Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam completely and totally and what is to come is even worse.
Allah safeguard us.
offspring keep us steadfast on the dean. One wonders what will happen but one, one thing that is certain is we will need to die, die, we all need to die we have to, even if you were asked, you know what, choose how you want to go, you still won't want to go.
Even if you are asked, choose when you want to go, you still won't want to go.
Why? Because we think this life is everything. And Allah says but it's not if it was everything 70 years is too little too little, we would have given you 1000 years 10,000 years and told you just enjoy, do as you please, as you like go dance every evening, go and have fun at the clubs and so on.
Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us really, and may safeguard our offspring from the dangerous nightlife that there is today sin is committed even out openly during the daylight.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Be patient. Indeed the promise of Allah is the truth. Then a law says and ask forgiveness for your sin Subhan Allah, what is intended is fault or error in judgment Subhanallah all the prophets of Allah, they were protected by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Here the lesson is for me and you more than anything else. So when Allah says ask forgiveness for your sin, you know how mozzarella Salam used to ask forgiveness, although he was sinless, he used to say estavela la ha, up to 100 times a day, Oh Allah, I seek your forgiveness up to 100 times a day. We who are so sinful who commit up to more than 100 cents a day have not even sent a stone Villa with
genuineness and sincerity even once a day, in most cases. Look at the irony. So Allah says, you want to meet with Allah, you want to save yourself from what's going to happen to those in hell. And the tenses used the past tense and present tense, because although it's going to happen in the future, it's as good as done because Allah Subhana Allah, Allah to him, like I said, time is nothing. It's just a creature of Allah. He created it and he put us into what we know as present tense, but for him, it's as good as done. So Allah, we won't understand it, so let's not bother even trying. But what we do know is it's definitely coming for us. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, very beautifully,
he says, seek forgiveness for your sin, and exalt Allah which means Subhana Allah praise Allah glorify Allah with praise. exalt with the praise of your Lord in the evening and in the morning you want to be saved from hellfire. You want goodness you want to be protected then remember Allah often morning and evening Subhana Allah Alhamdulillah Glory be to You All Praise be to you You made me You alone I wish you alone I asked for help I'm at my entire existence is in your control and so is the complete creation is under your control you Allah have mercy on me, protect me, help me go through the tests that you have chosen for me Yala. Whatever sickness I have to me life you've written no
cure for me, then grant me goodness in some way that I can achieve paradise because of whatever I'm enduring in your cause Yala. Those whom you've taken away from my loved ones granted Jenna and helped me to go through it and grant me Jana for the support that I am going through because you've taken so many of my loved ones away, and so on. And so on Yala, the disaster the loss that I've suffered financially Allah helped me in a way that I can earn paradise as a result Yama all these type of hours and as God you know, supplications in remembrance of Allah will help you but it must be morning and evening. Not just one day when you've got a problem, you remembering Allah and the
next day everything is okay. So Allah is by the way.
That's not how it should be. So this is why we say Allah subhanho wa Taala says, that Be patient or Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam indeed the promise of Allah is the truth. And ask forgiveness for your sin and exalt the praise of your Lord in the evening and in the morning. And this means all the time whenever you can remember Allah Subhana Allah, my mothers and sisters, you know, sometimes we have a bad habit, the minute you have a free moment and the silence in the motor vehicle first thing that goes on is the bollywood song or the Hollywood song. And then we busy tapping our fingers and feeling so nice and you know, flicking our hands through our hair and everything else. And what
happens is we feeling so good during our garment perhaps a little bit of a cigarette feeling big. And what happens that entire time could have been used to say Subhana Allah hamdulillah Oh Allah you are the greatest Sage in English if you don't know the Arabic Allah you are my MC I love you so much Have mercy on me. Forgive my shortcomings Allah I'm going to return to you the day I returned to you yeah, Allah have mercy on me. I'm trying my best to Allah I tried to be good Make me strong, make me strong so that I can obey you instruction Yala helped me so that I can read your word Yala. Understand what you want from me and help me to do that. This is business. This is what you're
talking. This is the real business. Because you see the other business when Allah says in the Quran, should I show you business that you can do that will be very profitable. And then he tells you to follow his path. So some people say what type of business is that we need dollars. We need hard cash. We need currency. We need the pounds and the rands and so on.
Because that is business, what is business? business is a deal. You do dealings right? In order to earn so that you can live in spend?
Well, the best business is in order to earn the currency that will be able to buy you the eternal home. What's the small business? You're gonna earn a million bucks to buy a house in the bruco? wherever else you want. May Allah grant us all good homes. I mean, but you're going to buy that home and you're only going to live in there for what a maximum of how many? You tell me? How many years do you want to live? If you already 40 I don't think you barely got another 40 to live. By that time your son who's living in the same property will say, Oh, yeah, I'll take this mom of mine away. She's harassing my wife and my kids. Well, I'm not do that to us. So imagine we become a pain in the
May Allah protect us, really, we become a pain for our own kids sometimes. And we don't realize that you know, I earn all the money, I bought it for my child. Well, that's life, Allah is telling you, the best thing for you to have done is what we call Allah, Allah. You know, you sit and you remember Allah and you continue to panela and you'll be warned of Allah and you try your best to be conscious of Allah and that's when you move further. So this is what we need to prepare for my brothers and sisters. May Allah grant myself paradise and yourselves to May Allah unite us in gentle Allah one day, if we are in gentlemen, perhaps we will be remembering this day and said, you know, you
remember those days and Allah will be able to remember them. May Allah grant us that. So here we are reading the rest of the verses that Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed those verses that I recited this morning, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Indeed, those who dispute concerning the signs of Allah concerning the verses of Allah without any evidence having come to them,
there is not within their chests except pride. They're only proud and arrogant. When you read a verse of Allah, someone says, No, I deny that I don't, I don't believe that that's wrong, that is that needs to be modified. The Quran is not valid. It's not for Allah, the signs of Allah not valid and so on. All that Allah says, You know what? They are proud. They are just too proud and arrogant to accept the truth. But they know it's the truth. Deep down. You know, people think that this is a solution other than the solutions provided by the maker himself. They're talking nonsense. And for as long as they are saying that there are solutions besides what Allah has revealed, believe me,
they have arrogance, they are rejecting the truth. They have pride in them. And some of them haven't even studied the truth. May Allah safeguard us today we have this trend way across the globe. People want to find fault in Islam, and they do it in such a professional way that some weak Muslims begin to doubt the Islamic solutions which are clearly stipulated sometimes in the Quran. What is clear, you cannot even debate about it. You cannot subpanel if you're a believer, but if you call yourself a disbeliever, and you don't believe it's between you and Allah, you need to answer to Allah Subhana Allah, may Allah strengthen us the solutions to the problems and the crises that we face in our
lives is just to return to the path of Allah subhana wa Tada. So Allah says,
There is not within their breasts or their chests except pride, the extent of which is which they cannot reach Muhammad Ali, they cannot even reach the extent of it. So seek refuge in Allah seek the protection of Allah. Indeed, it is he who is the hearing, and the sea serpent, Allah Subhan Allah. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of mankind. But most of the people do not know most of the people do not know the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of mankind. But most of the people do not know and they are not equal, those who are blind and those who are seeing know are those who believe
and do righteous deeds, equivalent to the evil duel, they are not equal, they are very different. Little Do you remember, Allah says, indeed the hour is coming, no doubt about it, the hour is coming. There are two types of hours one is your death and mind is known as the smaller hour. And the other is the major hour, the end of time is coming. And Allah says, but most of the people do not believe most of the people don't even believe there are two types of disbelief here. One those who openly disbelieve in to those who say they believe but they actions, their actions are us heading in another direction. So we say we believe, but our actions are heading in another direction
we have not prepared for that.
So Allah says, And your Lord says, This is the last verse.
Listen for all of us. Your Lord says, Call upon me. I will respond to you. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. What does Allah say, with the Rooney as they call upon me? I will respond to you. He did not say call upon the tree call upon the grave call upon the man call upon the guru call upon the saint call upon the wall call upon this call upon the aeroplane. No, he says call upon me. I will respond. So we always
say, Oh Allah Subhana Allah, Ya Allah. Oh my maker. Oh my Creator Yara be Allah Houma. Oh my Allah, Grant me this, do this. Why? Because Allah says, Call me call unto me I will respond to you, I will respond to you. So Allah responds in several ways. Either he gives you what you want right here right now, or he delays it for you or He replaces it in a way that sometimes perhaps some evil will be perhaps taken away from you as a result of your to add to him, you're calling out to him. So there are several ways that Allah responds. But Allah says, call out to me, I will respond to you. And indeed, those
those who are arrogant, those who are too proud to worship me, will enter into hellfire.
And they will be in there for a long, long time, if not forever. So, what is meant here by those who are too arrogant to worship me those who don't call out to Allah? This is why one narration says millennia Allah, Allah, Allah, whoever does not ask Allah, Allah gets angry with that person, whoever does not call out to Allah, Allah gets angry with them. So Allah has created means in us so that we can call out to Him if we had no means Why would we call out to Allah subhanho wa Taala or it would require a strong belief to still be calling out to Allah when you have no need whatsoever. So part of the mercy of Allah is he makes you in need. This is why we say when you have been big
problems, it's the gift of Allah, he's bringing you closer to him. And it's a fact we all see it you got a major disaster we come out with Sadat because we thought of that charities we taught that and we have a major problem. You need extra Salah you give out something you make extra as car, you ask for forgiveness. All this is because Allah says, Look, I keep you in need so that you keep on calling out to me until you die in the condition that you were calling out to me, myself and yourself. Have a very good link. That's when you enter Paradise. May Allah grant us paradise to His mercy. But a person who's forgotten Allah doesn't want to call out to Allah, you have a problem and
you're calling out to a bottle of water. If that's the case, then what do you expect? What What will you get like what people call out to water? They call out to the ocean they call out to the sun and the light that comes from the sun. They call out to the fire they call out to the devil. May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us really protect your Eman, my mothers and sisters. This was such a powerful session that we had this morning. Well ah it gives me much hope to say why this gentleman Hellfire was being described and the debate and argument being described. But Allah says you seek forgiveness I forgive you. Remember me morning and evening seek forgiveness and Allah says call out
to me I will respond, respond, respond to our call. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala Have mercy on all of us are sallallahu wasallam albaraka Allah and Amina Mohammed Subhan Allah Subhana Allah Subhana Allah will be having a shadow Allah Allah Allah antennas tofu kawana to boil it