Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2011
Aadam (AS) on Earth – Part 2
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Muhammad Ali Al amin Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi adjumani may know about All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah Subhana Allah Allah to bless him and all his companions to bless every single one of us to bless our offspring rose to come up to the day of Yama, may Allah subhanho wa Taala keep them all steadfast on this Deen And may Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us as well steadfast on the deen this evening as we were reading the Salah, the Torah we
saw a thought came to my mind.
And that is a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam narrated by eyeshadow, viola Anna she says that she used to watch the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam read Salah at night. So often, most of the night almost all of the night
to the degree that his feet became swollen.
And she asked him a question she says oh messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
Allah has kept you free from sin. And Allah has forgiven you, in fact, anything to come and anything that was there is nothing. You have such a high rank, you are so high, you know your rank. So why is it that you are spending so much time in Salah that your feet are actually swollen?
And he answered so beautifully? And I think we should all be thinking of it because none of our feet are swollen right now. Yet we find it so difficult to stand for one hour sometimes mela make it easy for us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a lesson from the answer of this most beloved creature of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He says, If Allah akuna shakoora should I not be a slave who is grateful? Who is thankful to his creator for the status that he was granted? So Panama.
So with him, he had the status, he knew it, he had this link with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he wanted to please Allah even more. So that's what made him happy. It made him happy when he could stand and his legs were swollen because of standing for his own creator. I want to ask a question and the serious question, what makes us happy? Let's be frank, let's be honest, if you struck a good deal, and today business was brisk, we become happy. If we feeling healthy, and our sickness is gone, we become happy. If we've just purchased clothing that fits us nicely, and it looks good, we become excited. This is what makes us happy. If for example, we've purchased a new vehicle, and it's
sitting there in the front we happy Mashallah, if for example, we've won a ticket to Hawaii or Honolulu for a holiday, we are excited, we happy? Let's be honest, this is what makes us happy.
If our salaries have increased, and our hours have decreased, we become happy. Yes.
Now let's take a look at the lesson that we have from this blessing Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam Yes, it is natural to be happy at what I've just mentioned, but that happiness is momentary. It is just for a moment. It is not supposed to be prolonged happiness, the true excitement must be when your legs start painting and you standing and you say Allah This is for you.
Yeah life it was not for you. I would not even have dressed appropriately. So when you are dressed appropriately, covering properly and people are laughing at you and calling you names, you need to say yeah, Allah This is what makes me so happy. Because I know you're writing next to my name rewards that will grant me entry into Jenna and Allah says in Allah, Vina Jomo can Amina levena, Manu Haku the criminals used to laugh at the believers in this world, the criminals used to laugh at the believers. If you are dressed as a Muslim woman. One of the ways of telling that you are dressed properly is sometime in your life someone will pass a negative comment or someone will laugh at you
or someone will say something discouraging, then you know you've dressed properly Subhan Allah because that's Allah subhanho wa Taala plan and I'm talking here of when you deliver
In a non Muslim country, and sometimes even from amongst our own family members, they discourage us know you're too young to cover your hair. Don't cover it now wait until you grow. How are you going to get married? They're not going to see what the head and shoulders look like in your head. La Akbar. Allah says goddess, this is the mentality that people have, yet we don't understand. When we cover it for the sake of Allah it was make us happy. Imagine on one hand we got the example of the swollen legs. What is that example compared to just covering properly Allah Akbar? May Allah use us really in his course. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala accept us this evening to make a resolution
that we will dress appropriately come what may
and May Allah make us from those who can make a resolution this evening that come what may we will fulfill our five Salah for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala it is not worth leaving it out. I was thinking moments ago as I was getting up, that for myself, it has rekindled the link with Allah subhanho wa Taala to make mention of how everything began, and the creation of Adam alayhis salam and the stories of the prophets. Not to say there was no link but we rekindle the link and we want to keep that fire going. We want to keep that light going.
I wonder if it is the same for all of us. That we have this link we feel that really we are going to return to Allah subhanho wa Taala this evening in sha Allah, we will be completing the story of Adam and Eve salat wa salam with a few details in sha Allah and thereafter we will continue tomorrow with the stories of the other prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. To start with this Koran we need to understand as I had made mention of at the end of yesterday's talk, that Allah subhanho wa Taala says we will send you reminders. And whosoever turns away from the remainders, they will be resurrected blind if you recall, we made we made mention of it and we read the verse, which happens
to be in Surah Taha and thereafter, there is a point that needs to be highlighted.
What did the kuffaar of Quraysh used to say at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. When the Quran was being revealed, they knew that anybody who listens to this Quran, they are automatically inclined towards it. One is to look at the face of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is already a turning point. You need a little bit of sincerity and your turn. And after that to listen to the words of the Quran, it melts you lo acaba today, there were so many verses that were read. And I was thinking to myself, I wish I could pause to translate some of those verses one of them Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Aisha you
why TBF sorry.
Amen. if Allah wills, He can delete you and replace you with others. If Allah once he can wipe you out and bring others in another place in the Quran, Allah says the same thing that if you are not going to worship Allah, if you want to turn away from Allah as worship, he does not need you, oh, man, he can actually delete you, you know, how powerful is that word, delete. Imagine if someone had to tell you, I'm going to delete you and you look at them and say what? You probably take your gun out for them in this country. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us. And yeah, Allah is saying he's explaining how independent he is and how dependent we are. He says, if you if you if I saw
Well, I can actually delete you and I can bring others may Allah never do that to us. So that's a powerful verse, another verse that we mentioned this evening, and sometimes in order to please people and to seek status, we please people in the displeasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah says, I am a tabula
rasa. Do they want to seek that status with those people there in the displeasure of Allah? Let them know for
zetta lilla Hey Jamie, it is Allah alone, who owns the dignity and the status if Allah wants, he can raise you and if he wants, he can drop you. There is no point in pleasing people in the displeasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Rather, if the people are displeased while wives Allah is pleased, then Alhamdulillah we are heading in the right direction.
So the Quran I'd like to make mention of a very interesting story at the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
the co founder of grace and one of the most eloquent from amongst them ultimately, to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in order to try and tell him that you know, you better stop doing what you're doing. This was in the initial stages, and we don't want you to swear our idols we want you, you know, to take what you want from us, but stop preaching all this that you are preaching about one God and one creator and supreme maker. Why did they decide this? Because they were materialistic people for them. What made them happy when they had power, they were elected as Chair
They were elected as someone big, they became happy. That was the height of their life. And I normally say when someone has got to a peak, and they tell me, I've got to a peak, I said, Does that mean you can die? Now you've achieved what you wanted to from life. With us, no, the peak will only come when Allah decides, we for us as muslimeen we should be happy when we are obeying the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So these go far, they decided, let's go and make him some offer. He accept one of the offers. So they made him a few offers, the one went to him and he says, and he was an eloquent man, and he says, Oh Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, we want you to leave what you are
saying, If you want, we can get you married to the most beautiful of women, if women is what you're looking for, look at how they're thinking. If wealth is what you're looking for, we make you the wealthiest. If power is what you're looking for, you can be our king and our leader. What is it that you want, we will dish it out to you now but stop saying what you're saying. And Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam said the famous saying, while law he if you are to put the sun in my right hand and the moon in my left, and then you are to ask me to stop what I am saying I'll never stop it. What that means is give me what you want. Give me that which is impossible. This is a mission I have come with. Then
he began to read verses of the Quran, hammy
boo me on the moon, bashing young when I read that surah he continued reading it until he got to a place where he made mention of the punishment of the previous nations.
This was the verse he got to this verse, he says, For In
if they are going to turn away, then warn them of the punishment that got too hard and the mood at this stage. The man puts his hand on the mouth of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and blocks it and says stop, stop, stop, stop. That's enough. Why? He did not want to hear the punishment.
Then he ran back to his people and says oh my people he went back to Abuja and the others and he says, You know what? I have heard something today. recitation I have heard. It is so sweet. It is so beautiful. It is so correct. It is so apt. It is something that you just feel like continuing listening to, and it has so much in it and so on. And it is definitely not the speech of men. They looked at him they said what we sent you to tell that men to get out of what he's saying and you come back telling us You almost convinced he says no, no, no, no, no, I'm only letting you know what I heard. I'm not convinced.
Look at this. Look at what happened. Now what happens to us we listen to the Quran we read the Quran, we understand the message of Allah. Are we not sometimes being cheated the same way by shapen? Where we say it's a beautiful Quran I enjoy listening to this chef and that chef and this person and that reciter and Mashallah, this one and that one, but how much are we following it? What's the point of getting the the enjoyment of the year alone that was achieved by the coup far as well? I can tell you a true story. I had stopped one day at the traffic light with the Quran a little bit loud. I don't want to call it blasting but Mashallah, it was loud.
And they were people right next to me. They looked at me, and they said, you know, they they like sort of putting their thumbs up, and I put it down to talk to them. They say I love your music. What music is this? So it shows us that if if we are going to stop at the soothing of the ears alone, then that happens to the kuffaar as well. What's the difference? We are supposed to be taking it further and putting practice to what we listen to me Allah subhanho wa Taala opened our doors, and May He grant us a deep understanding. So this is why at that time, they did not want to hear any revelation shavon had a plan and that plan was he was going to turn people away from Revelation and
this is why Allah Subhana Allah says,
Allah does not only
the disbelievers used to say do not listen to this revelation. Don't listen to the Quran, make noise whilst it is being read. Because as people were listening to it, it was piercing their ears it was piercing their heart and it was going in. They were digesting it and they were turning as they were turning the kuffar did not know how to stop it. Didn't I say yesterday that man needs spirituality in order to complete himself and in order to be content. So as the people were turning, they did not know what to do. So these kuffaar of courage, the leader started saying don't listen to the Quran. This is why one of the biggest sins we can
Have is when Allah has sent down a book. And we are stopping people from trying to understand that book. And we are stopping people from reading the book. And we are discouraging people from trying to understand the Quran. That is one of the biggest sins we could ever have. Because Allah promised Adam alayhis salam right at the beginning, that I'm going to send you guidance. And every time guidance comes, whoever follows it will be rightly guided and whoever doesn't, then it is them to blame. So May Allah Subhana Allah, Allah grant us a deep understanding. So from the beginning, there were two forces,
his Bulla, he and his wife Shivani, there is the force of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the force of the devil. These two forces are very clear in our lives. We see it from the very beginning. We are lucky, we are fortunate that we were told how it started and what the root of it was. It is so really so soothing, to know the beginning because now we can do something about it. We do not have to reinvent the wheel. It's already there. We believe we've seen we have these verses that are excited for us. So Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of these two forces from the very beginning. And we need to understand not only that, Allah subhanho wa Taala mercy to all of us. He goes a step
further. What is that step? He teaches us from the beginning how to protect ourselves from the devil.
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larina you may know powerful verses of the Quran, Allah says all children of Adam, we are all included in this. Do not let the shapen lead you astray or do not let him overpower you overcome you or cheat you or test you in the way that he did with your forefather them and his wife, however, and he removed them as a result from the goodness that they were in.
So Allah is warning us. law tells us be warned. And over and above that, we are taught that the last part of that verse Allah says shaitan will not be able
to be a protector for those who believe he can only be a protector for those who disbelieve he can offer them this sort of false protection for a moment We ask Allah to make us the true believers and to make us from those whom Allah has protected.
Now if you take a look at
shavonne and what he did, and the fact that
he had removed Adam and how wa alayhi wa sallam from Jenna, he removed them from Jenna by cloning them. This happens to us on a daily basis. Allah says,
If you ask Allah protection, you will never ever be led astray. So every morning and every evening, it is our duty to ask the protection of Allah subhanho wa Taala we are taught. Listen to the verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, we'll call Rob br o becoming hamasaki Shailene will become a BA, boo, oh messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say, invoke Allah. Call Allah with the following words say, I seek Allah protection from the whisperings of the devil and I seek Allah's protection from these devils even coming into my presence. Isn't that powerful? We will find it in Surah mithoon towards the end.
And this should be read by us on a daily basis. We are seeking the protection of Allah from the devil. And he's whisperings and we are seeking the protection of Allah from the devil even coming into our presence because we don't want him to come into our presence. What a powerful draft. In a hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam speaks about the power of ayatul kursi and I'm sure we all know it by heart, but we have to read it every morning, every evening, thrice in the morning, thrice in the evening.
In another narration, the power of the last two thirds of the Quran is being made mention of will have been Falak called Venus, they are known as Alma will attain those two sutras wherein we seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala from so much evil, we need to read these sutras three times in the morning, three times in the evening, now
What does Allah subhanho wa Taala say a verse we read this evening, in the shade bonica Nova Eva, the plot of the devil is very weak. Chapin's plot is very weak.
And if we are to seek the protection of Allah subhanho, wa Taala, it won't even affect us, it won't even bother us. So it's important whilst we spoke about the devil, that we also speak about how to be protected from the devil, it literally creates a metal armor around you, when you read this early morning and every evening for the rest of the day and the rest of the night. And shapen will not be able to harm you and attack you, there is something known as the evil eye, that is also from the devil. There is something known as jealousy, that is also from the devil, there is something known as envy, that is also from the devil, we will be protected from all this, we will also be protected
from the magic that people want to engage in, and the black magic and what have you, all this we will be protected from including being protected from the gym kinda at large. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding for your information.
Jim kind is very, very frightened of men very, very frightened of men. But when we show a weak link, then he gets excited. He gets excited. You know, it reminds me of a story. Maybe on a lighter note, we could mention this. They say there was a man who was very soft natured, very, very soft natured. And when he was getting married, the people were worried that your wife is going to control you completely, your wife is going to control you completely. He says, so what should I do? They gave him an idea. They said first night, get a stick. And we'll release a cat into the room. And as soon as you know, you walk into the room, when the cat appears, you must just put your headgear on one
side and start beating the cat until you kill it, and then throw it out of the window like a man and that's the only thing you're going to need to do. He says, Well, that's fine. On the other hand, his wife was hearing that, you know, you've got such a soft natured husband, you're so lucky. So what happened first night, they released the cat. And the plan worked. He beat up the cat. And she was scared looking at him. This is not what I knew he is and and the cat died and he threw it out of the window. And he says no, I'm sorry about that. He cleansed everything and it was all back to normal. Everyday he would say I'd like you to do this or else Or else what Suhana or else as soon as he says
or else she's worried the Royals are getting whacked, you know, just like the cat.
until sometime later, she went back to her family. She went back to her friends but few people told me this man was soft. They said no, try defying him once see what happens. See, we're talking here of the gym and how weak the gym is. So what happened is,
he says, I want you to have the tea ready at seven o'clock or else she says Who else what else I'll have it ready.
We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to grant us protection and understand, really, so how we feel that shapen and the devil is strong will lie he is weak, defy him and see what happens. Define the devil. I'm not saying the husbands are devils. But what we are saying Subhana Allah is that we need to learn the lesson when we have a perception that something is stronger than us, we tend to be overcome by it. Why? Well lying is weak. It is something that is frightened of us. Let us understand when we defy this devil and with the Quran and with the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala it will run away.
Getting to the children of Adam, Allah is salatu wa salam, how did they come about? It's a question.
However, may peace be upon her.
She gave birth 20 times each time, there was a boy and the girl Subhana Allah, they were of different colors, different shapes and sizes in the sense that you know, the looks were varying from one to the other, and so on. And at that time, they had to be married. So how were they going to marry? They had a different law, they had a different Sharia, or the money Salaam? How did he become a prophet? That is also a very important question for us to answer.
Initially, he was the father. When he had his children, he began to remind his children of what happened in Ghana, and what happened with the devil. So automatically, he was in a be of Allah he was he was reminding them of the beginning and who Allah is, and how we must worship Allah alone, because he is the sole creator and how the devil cheated them and got them out of paradise. So they all knew directly from Adam alayhis salam, that this is what happened. And Adam alayhis salam was giving them that what he was literally calling them towards goodness and keeping them on the right track.
So as the children grew, one of the oldest children was known as carbon in the English language cane, and the one younger than him was known as happy or able in the English language. We find some similarities in the previous revelations with what we also have in Islam.
So what was the difference between these two listen very carefully.
Kane was not so good.
And Abel was very handsome. Listen to this.
And the sister of Cain was very good looking, but she was born in the same from the same womb. So those two were what we call womb brothers and sisters from the same womb.
And when it came to Abel, he was very good looking. But his sister was not as good looking, look at how looks, affected them from the very beginning.
So, Adam alayhis salam instructed the to when the time came, and they, Allah put naturally in them the inclination towards marriage and partnership and so on. So Adam alayhis salaam says, You will marry the sister of this one, and this one will marry the sister of you, meaning your sister.
So came, his sister was very good looking. He looked at this girl is supposed to marry.
And he says, she's not that good looking.
And why must I give my sister to this guy? Why? Imagine the question. I don't want to give my sister if we read the books of the historians evening Kathy Rahim. Allah has made mention of what I am saying. He says qabil or Cain says, I don't want my sister to go to him.
And I don't want to have his sister. I'd rather have my own sister he seems plausible. But anyway, that was what went through his mind. And as a result, it created a problem. Look at how marriage up to today creates problems between people. The Hadith the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says Elijah a commenter bernadina who Luca who has a widow who a lot of Fallujah confit newtonville out of the office ordinary. If a proposal comes to you from a person whose level of Deen you are happy with, and whose character you are happy with, then get them married. If you don't get them married, they will be great fitna and facade and corruption and lots of chaos on Earth. Imagine from the
beginning, this happened.
So, Kane was worried about looks, and he says, I'm not going to marry her.
Now as the turbulence continued, they went to their father, the father heard about it, he was upset, he tried to explain to them and he made to our to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And Allah showed him a way out what was the way out? Allah says, instruct the two of them. One was a shepherd. And one was a farmer, who had produce, instruct the two of them to give out a charity. Instruct the two of them to give out a charity and whoever's charity is accepted will be correct.
What happened? This is made mention of the Quran. In the Quran. Allah says what to do. I am never alone I will have all Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam recite to them the story of the two sons of Adam with truth is komaba Kuru Bana Fado cobalamin howdy Hema Muta Amina, when both of them gave their sacrifices, and it was accepted from one and it was not accepted from the other. The question is, why was it not accepted? It is very interesting, we are going to draw a lesson from this.
The one who was a shepherd was able, he came with a gold animal, and he put it on the mountain. Why did they have to put it on the mountain, there were no poor people at the time. There's no poor to give the charity to. So the plan at that time, what used to happen is they used to put the sacrifice on the mountain. And then they would go away. When they come back, they would see the fire has eaten one or the other. When the fire has eaten your sacrifice, it means it was accepted by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if the fire has not eaten it, it's not accepted. It's rejected. So this man came with a very good animal and put it there.
And the other brother came, the one who was fighting and arguing. He was a farmer, he had produce he brought not mediocre produce, but that produce that was now almost rotten. And he put it there and he says right this is the sacrifice and they went away. So one was accepted one wasn't. It's very simple to know which one was accepted and why.
Remember when we give out our soccer Zakah is not a voluntary charity. Voluntary charity you can give what you want.
But at least try to give something which is reasonable.
So for a voluntary charity, you can give secondhand clothes, you can give a little bit of leftover food and so on no problem because it is going to be made use of by someone underprivileged, that is a voluntary charity. But when it comes to soccer, don't do that. You need to give that which is good. We are not saying the best. Maybe salatu salam tells Mohammed mujtaba tacky Cara Emma mama him at Yamaha. When you go to collect the Zakat from the people don't take the best, but don't take the worst either. Take that which is mediocre the middle. So when we are giving, let's not give the stock that is expired and say that's my zakat. I'm going to deduct it from my second how it's
expired. You rather give it as a voluntary charity.
give that away.
is good, Allah will accept it, you will see the difference of it in your life. But when we've given the poor Well, sometimes you know, we take a look at the two and a half percent a small percentage is occur. other churches they are giving 10% of the salary go and find out. Ask people who are following other churches, happily they come and say no, this is 12% 10 and another two from me. And with us it's only two and a half percent and you find the man scrounging saying, you know what, are you sure I've got to give Zakat on this? You know, do I really have to mail or open our doors? It is from Allah. And Allah He a charity has never decreased anybody's wealth. That is a hadith charity
cannot decrease your well how much are you going to use? How much are you going to spend? So when one charity was accepted, the other one wasn't listened to the verse. Allah Allah ocho Tolan, he looked at his brother and says, I'm going to kill you, how will you want to kill him when he's was accepted and mine wasn't Allahu Akbar. Now I want to kill him for what? Again, this is shamans plan. Don't look at the root of the cause, or the root cause. But go and just blame someone and lay the blame on him and start becoming violent, let's say.
So instead of looking at why it was rejected, he decided right? I'm envious of this man. Firstly, He's good looking. Secondly is going to get a wife was very good looking. Thirdly, his wealth is accepted. And he's a he's a nice farmer. He's got all this, you know, livestock, and he's so happily living and so on. Why is it that I am not he became envious of his own brother? Does this not happen in some homes? May Allah safeguard us? Where because of how good looking someone is, the others ignore them. Or sometimes the other way around, some parents ignore and Allah He we need to go home. Look, I'm not going to mince my words, we need to go home and ask ourselves, are we guilty of this?
Without knowing subconsciously, I always believe people are good shape and is bad. Do you know sometimes shape on makes a parent, ignore a child and give more importance to the one who's better looking without realizing
a lie? Sometimes shaytan makes a parent give more importance to the child who's more intelligent, Well, lucky.
And this is Shane's plan. And the other child cannot talk. They are depressed. They cannot open up to anyone I have had so many emails from people who have this problem, and they can't make mention of anything. And I say should I talk to your parents? They say no ways, but they feel so inferior for what? Why should we do this? I would like to believe Chopin is bad. People are good. We need to try and make sure we don't fall into the trap of shapen. So let's say and not do the same thing that he did with the children of Adam where because of beauty, there was big chaos and disaster either way, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding. So we are talking here both sides of the
coin. So he says the brother gave an answer in Maya Taka Milan luminol Mata Ki, Allah is going to accept the charity of the person who is conscious of Allah. Allah will accept the charity of the one who's conscious of Allah, La.
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me, if you are going to stretch your hand to kill me, I am not going to stretch my hand to fight you or to kill you back or to do anything to you because I fear Allah, I feel our Creator who has created entire creation, and He is the Lord of the worlds. This was the answer of the brother.
But what happened? This brother was adamant and shaytan had taught him how to kill imagine. How would someone have known how to kill you got to stop this person from breathing. How shavon taught him how to murder. So he hit his brother with something very hard either a rock or something very hard and he killed him.
killed his brother. As soon as he killed his brother. He sat there looking at his brother.
And he started regretting.
He started regretting.
Why did he start regretting? That is shapen as soon as you do something bad and you've executed it.
He goes away. When a person commits adultery, it's made so beautiful. The run up to adultery so beautiful. If he has a man or she has a man, as soon as it's committed, there is a guilt in the heart straight because now shavon is gone. You feel this is why one Malaysian says either sawatzky has Santa to come once a year to
assign that you are a Mormon is when you're
Good Deed makes you happy, and your sin makes you regret. That's a sign you're a Mormon. But then there are people who will commit adultery after adultery and they will continue and go on and on. There are some on drugs the first two times two, three times they regret after that, no regret. After that they do it openly. One brother was telling me that when they went to the World Cup, only Allah knows.
He says, I seen so many people offering me weed. And when they when I said, No, I don't do this. They said, what you probably the only one I said, No, it can't be May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us, if it's that common. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from shapen. And I'd like to believe that the brother was telling a lie.
Because by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala we are not like that. We ask Allah to open our doors. Once the brother was killed, he looks at his brother. And now he went away. He went to Adam alayhis salam, and he carried on with the day and Adam alayhis salam asks him, where's your brother? He says my brother. I am not responsible for him. I Why do I have to know where he is and what's happening immediately, Adam alayhis salam knew that there's something wrong, this child is hiding something from me. There's something wrong. Now, later on in the evening, he went back to the body, and he's looking at it. And the following morning, he's looking at this body again. And now it started
releasing a stench, it started releasing a stench, and he was remorseful because of his regret. Allah subhanho wa Taala had mercy on him by sending him a lesson through too close. Allah says in the Quran, fabozzi Allahu wa.
he, for us Mohammedan dimmi he regretted
when he saw these crows come, and the one was digging in order to bury the other. And it dug and put the other into the ground and covered it.
So he says, can't I be like this crow? Let me do this. So he dug a hole also, and he buried his brother and so on. And he was very, very remorseful. and thereafter It is reported that he could not really stay with Adam alayhis Salatu was Salam and then with all the regret that he had,
and so he went away, he went quite far. In fact, one variation says he carried the body on his back, and he went quite far. And then he buried it at a bit of a distance.
Now he had gone and thereafter what happened are the malleus salatu salam
and his wife Hawa alayhis salam, they had many children. And as I said, they had 40 children 20 pays, and the pay we're not allowed to intermarry. But those who were from a different pay, were allowed to marry the others from another payer, and so on. And he saw some of his grandchildren, and his great grandchildren, and his progeny and his offspring. And it is reported that he'd seen 1000s of them 1000s of his children, and they had gone various parts of the globe, and so many different places they had gone to.
And Adam alayhis salam used to constantly remind them, and he used to tell him, and some of his children continued that reminder. One of them was a child known as she, she's alayhis salam, we call him a Salam. He was also a messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala in that he carried the message of his father. One narration says that
they were 104 psalms that were revealed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. These parchments that were revealed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. from them 50 were revealed to sheep, Allah is salatu wa sallam. So he was also given guidance, and he was told to guide the people. And as time passed, it became more difficult because they were further away from Adam alayhis salam, it's like, for example, when your father has suffered to make his money, and you were there watching him suffer and watching him go through turbulence and turmoil, it is easier for you to appreciate that. But when your children come, and they've only seen wealth for them to appreciate it is very difficult. This is why wealth
generally, it's not an Islamic law, but people who have Muslims who have studied have said it does not last for more than three generations without actually depleting totally three to four generations after that it has to deplete because Allah subhanho wa Taala has a plan. And his plan is such that wealth does not stay in the same hands for long, it will move and it will, it will go on and on. Allahu Akbar May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness and contentment
so are the mother is salatu salam Mashallah. He'd seen so many of his children and he was grooming his children also to continue the message. He used to call them regularly and tell them that
This is what you need to do. And that is what you need to do and so on. And this is how Chapin used to gather together. And he used to remind them how shaitaan led him astray, and how shavon was very jealous and so on. So there is something for us to learn from this as well. We need to gather our children, and we need to constantly remind them not only of our beginnings, but of the messenger of the message of Allah subhanho wa Taala how many of us have sat with our children and told them, you know, this is what Allah requires, this is how we should be dressing, this is the benefit of this, this is the benefit of that this is the downfall that one will taste if they do this. And if they do
that, and look at this example and that example, spend the time with your children. It is the son of the prophets, all the prophets of Allah peace be upon them.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of something very interesting again, where are the Mali Salatu was Salam got sick, he got ill. He got ill at a certain stage and look at Allah's plan. Allah made him wish for something, which for what certain foods he had eaten in general, he ate some fruits in Paradise, he still remembered the taste. So he was wishing for it making dua to Allah saying, Yeah, Allah, I'm wishing for these fruits. So Allah subhanho wa Taala instructed him that at a certain place, you will find something not that you will find the fruits, but at a certain place, you will find something, but he was unhealthy. He was not healthy enough to go there. So he decided
to send some of his children. He says go to that place, and you will find something for me there. So when they went there, they found some angels, a group of angels.
What did they have with them? They were dressed in white, and they had some tools with them. There was a pig and the shovel and tools to dig.
Now these tools were new to the children of Adam alayhis salatu wa, salam, he looked,
these angels told the children of Adam, we are angels. And we want you to go back to your father. He is in and his time is law who he is in. And his time is up. So they walked with Adam with the children of Adam alayhis salam back to Adam alayhis salam. And as they entered as they entered, how may peace be upon her, she recognized
this angel is the angel of death,
the Angel of Death.
So she quickly started going behind the money in salatu salam and he says, No, no, no, don't worry, move away. I was created before you. I was created before you he's going to go.
He was not worried now, why am I going and so on. He was reminded, in fact, he told the angel of death when he saw him. He says, but don't I have 40 more years to go. We made mention of this a few days ago.
angel says, Don't you remember you gave it to Dawood alayhis. Salam.
And he says, No, I don't remember. I don't remember. And after he was reminded, he says no problem. However, he first gathered his children. Look at this. He gathered his children on his deathbed. And he reminded them saying, Allah will send messages to you, He will not leave you alone. He will send messages to you and messages, these messages will come different languages, different names, different dialects, but their message will all be one, calling you to worship one Allah, the One Who made you and to stay away from the devil and Chopin and the police, and to be careful that the biggest crime anyone can commit is to associate a partner with the Creator.
And after he reminded his children,
the angels took his soul away, and he passed away.
And he passed away happily.
He was happy to go. Why was he happy to go?
Very interesting. I think that's a lesson. When I was reading about it. Really, it brought tears to my eyes. He was happy to go because he knew he is going back to that heaven that he came from. He knew he is going back to Allah subhanho wa Taala. He was happy to go because he had problems here on the earth. He had tests, he had difficulties. He first hunted for his wife, then he had the problems with his children and so on. And now he had to taste death, but that death was getting him to Allah subhanho wa Taala and from this, there is a narration Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us through the lips of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to miny moe to
the gift of a true believer his death. Why are you going back to your maker, your Creator there is no more inflation. There's no more robberies there's no more power cuts. There's no more you know, credit and debt and people following you and running behind you and sickness and cough and what have you everything ends it stops
There is only justice and goodness and for you is what you wish and what you want and what you whatever you desire.
I always give the example of a child who works hard at school, you work very hard at school.
For what? In order to get a prize. So now how are you going to get the prize if you don't want to attend the prize giving?
You got to go there and then you will shake the hand and get your prize. If you don't go there? How are you going to get your prize? So for us, we've been promised rissalah you get this give you a second you do this dress appropriately, this will happen for you do that this will happen. Where are we going to get all these prizes? You need to go to the stage. Where is the stage? You need to die first when you get to the stage la cabana, Allahu Akbar, simple to understand. But still, when we die or someone dies, we become depressed. And we start mourning to the degree that we question what Allah decree was, how can we do that it is natural to miss someone, it is natural to shed tears of
mercy because you're going to miss them. But we never questioned the decree of Allah, whatever Allah does is the best, it is the best, when Allah has taken a person away, whether it is in a car crash or after sickness or suddenly or whatever it is, it is the best that Allah could have done for that particular person.
We need to know this, especially as many as believers so we should not depress ourselves. If they have gone we are going very, very soon. So are the mother is salatu salam went, when he went What happened? The angels had come with the tools. They took the children of Adam Allah is salatu salam, a little bit of a distance and they dug a proper grave, and they washed the body of Adam alayhis salam with water. They enshrouded him properly and they lead the Salah, or the prayer, the generosity of other Malays salatu wa sallam. One narration says that jabril instructed sheep to lead the Salah. And another narration says the angels themselves lead that Salah, only Allah knows but
the Salah was done and he was buried and once he was buried, the angels looked at the children of Adam Allah in salatu wa salam and says, He soon to come, this is the way you shall do it when anyone from amongst you passes away. So that is how we were taught to ensure and to leave a gap.
I was speaking to someone a few moments ago, in fact, a few days before Ramadan, and we were talking about how amazing it is that the grave of a Muslim you have a gap you have a you are in shrouded in a shroud and then you are placed in the grave and the wooden pieces or the bricks are not put on you. But there is a gap and then quite a big gap and then there is the wooden pieces and on top of that is the soil Subhana Allah Do you know one of the benefits of that is it allows for the D composure of the body in the soil, because of the presence of oxygen in that hollow.
If there was no oxygen what happens Let me tell you what happens. Look at the mass graves in the glue. When the people are buried and the sand is straight on to them. What happens, you find the bone even after 1000 years you might find some of it has not yet decomposed because it is all there still the skulls are there, everything is there. Whereas if you bury islamically the proper way by leaving that gap, who knew that there would be oxygen trapped in there which is needed for that to decompose?
Allahu Akbar. So now that it decomposes completely, you dig it back up nine months later, there is nothing remaining there. enlarge but then the Hadith speaks about the last small little portion at the bottom of your spine, the conical the little cone shaped bone, part of it remains and that is the seat of men, from which you we will grow as I made mention of the other day.
So this is how we are to be buried where were we taught from we were taught by the angels from Allah subhanho wa Taala amazing story we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to grant us a deep understanding the question, Where was he buried? It's a question.
Some narration say he was buried. Phil hint is close to where he had descended. Whereas other narrations say that he was buried in Makkah by the mount known as Jabba looby Kobe's just outside where the harem is now, he was buried somewhere there. But Allah knows best. All we know is he was definitely buried and I had spoken about chief and his Salaam, being another Nabhi of Allah subhanho wa Taala. inshallah, we will get to more of the stories of these messengers. The last question I have is how many messages were there? How many messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
We don't know the exact figure in the Quran. 25 are mentioned in the Quran. There are 25 names of the messengers, but some of them
nation of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam makes mention of different figures, the largest of which is 124,000 imagine 124,000 messengers, we don't know really whether that figure is correct, but we have a rough idea that there are so many the Quran says,
mean whom cosna like a woman whom
they are messengers or Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam who we have told you about, and we related to you their stories and some whom we have not even told you about which means there are so many only Allah knows the exact number may Allah subhanahu wa Jalla grant us a lesson until we continue again inshallah tomorrow we say wa Salatu was salam wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah Subhana Allah Hamada Hamdi shadow Allah Allah in lantana stone