Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2011
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salatu salam ala
We ask Allah to bless him and all his companions and we ask Allah Subhana Allah, Allah to bless every single one of us. We think Allah subhanho wa Taala for giving us another opportunity to meet in order to go through some of the reminders that he has placed within the book that he has sent to us. So we think Allah subhanho wa Taala for this opportunity, and we asked him to accept it from us and we asked him to make us from those who take heed whenever they are reminded this evening, I must commence by sharing some verses that we recited in the recitation that brought tears to the eyes. where Allah subhanho wa Taala in Surah Coronavirus, makes mention of a discussion
of the people of Paradise with the people of hell.
And Ummah is using the past tense, which means this is as good as done.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, The people of heaven called out to the people of hell. Listen to what he says. One
buku all the people of heaven called out to the people of hell, while they were burning in the fire of hell, the people of heaven asked them we have found what Allah has promised us to be true. We are sitting in so much goodness, we have whatever we wish. What about you people? Have you found what Allah promised you to be true? What was the response? Oh, no, no.
They said Yes, we did. We found it to be true.
As the know
me, so a caller from amongst them called out
the curse of Allah be upon the oppressors May Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us from the oppressors. And sometime later, a few verses down the line. Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of yet another call this time it was the other way around. These people were bubbling in the Hellfire when I say bubbling. The bubbling is made mention of in various, a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
and the condition of the skin is made mention of in the Quran, that the people burning in Hellfire kulana Bridgette, yo yo,
Every time their skins are burnt, they will be renewed in order that they may taste the punishment afresh. May Allah Subhana Allah protect us.
The Hadith speaks about how they will be roasting in hellfire. And
the flesh will be burning, dripping, pus and blood and they will be so thirsty. They won't have anything to drink, they will be heat, they will be fire, they will be burning. And Allah says, one
the people of Hellfire in that condition will scream out to the people of heaven. And they will say please, can you pour on us a little bit of water or any liquid that you have? Just pour it on us
and the people of heaven will respond
Allah has prohibited anything of that nature for those who disbelieved for those who deny for those who turned away, Allah subhanho wa Taala says it's prohibited, you're not allowed to pour anything. So what will they be forced to drink? The same extracts that was released when they were roasted. The person the blood and so on. The Hadith uses the word cleaner to halibel. Water, filthy drink, may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us.
So one might ask immediately how what do we do to protect ourselves from this? Well, let's listen. Allah says in the Quran immediately after that,
Allah Nina Jaffa godina, hula, hula.
Those who did not take their religion seriously. Those who did not take their religion seriously. Meaning those who took it as an amusement and the past time and they did whatever they desire. Allah says they forgot us. Allah says on this day, we will forget them in the same way that when we sent them reminder after reminder, they decided to ignore.
Last month, I was having a discussion with a person who claimed
that there was no life after death. So he tells me,
you prove to me or say something to me, that will convince me that I need to believe that there's a life after death. And Allah subhanho wa Taala put something in my mind and I want to share it with you. I told him, okay, you don't believe in Revelation, do you? He said, No. So we need to speak now with the brain with common sense. We need to talk without revelation, put it on one side. I told him brother if you are going to Japan, and you know what has happened in Japan, and I were to give you
a uniform, I were to give you a suit like a spacesuit. And I were to tell you, look, you're traveling to Japan, take this because there is a nuclear leak, they take it there is a nuclear leak there. You might need it. In fact, if I were to tell you, you definitely going to need it. What would you do? He said, I take it along. I said, but what if you went there and there was no nuclear league? He says, well, then at least I didn't take it for nothing. Because I saved myself. I said, Okay. Remember what you said, there are people like you who are saying that you're going to die. And all that's going to happen is you're going to rock and that's it. It's the end. He said yes.
And there are people like us who are telling you that there is something to come.
So if we were good, and we abstained from bad, and we sought forgiveness, and we did everything that we believe the Creator has instructed us to do, one of two things is going to happen to us, according to you, either. If what we've said is true, we will go to heaven. And if what you've said is true. We haven't lost anything, we just carried the suit with us.
We haven't lost anything but for you. You don't want to take the suit. So it's better for you to fulfill what we are saying so that when you get there if you are going to rock, you haven't lost anything. But if you're not going to rock Oh then this is the call Allah Subhana Allah says, and while I this man told me you the first person who's given me something to think I said, No, you promised me moments ago. Tell me something convincing. Don't you agree? It's convincing? He said yeah, it is but I still believe that. Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors. We are muslimeen we have the Kitab we've come to the masjid in order to earn the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala we
have it with us still sometimes we ignore it. So Allah says you want to ignore it. Wait, we are we are not. We are warning you that you might just be ignored on another day. May Allah subhanho wa Taala do that to us. This brings tears to the eyes the other verses that also brought tears
when Allah subhanho wa Taala says I mean
Do the people of the towns feel secure against the punishment that might overtake them at night while they are sleeping? Do they feel secure?
And the next question Allah says, do the people of the towns feel secure against the punishment that might overtake them in the afternoon whilst they are playing?
And Allah says, Do they feel secure against the punishment of Allah? Nobody besides the losers can feel secure against the punishment of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, Allah protect us, Allah do not punish us, when we hear the winds blowing. And when we hear the strong winds, and when we see the rains, and when we feel the strong rain, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala protection, it could be punishment. Let's move to the verses we were speaking about yesterday, we had ended where the Prophet Noah May peace be upon him. No Hannah is Salatu was Salam had made a dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. We said, for so long, he was just praying for guidance. And after so many years, he one
day decided now it's time to raise my hands after they threatened him. And after they wanted to stone him to death. Now he raised his hands.
And the draw he made, he says, before he made this job, he is telling Allah look Yala, you instructed me to do this? I want to tell you what I've done. Now Allah knows. But this is just so that he bears witness against his own people. All the messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They have asked the question to the people and they received the response. Have I conveyed the message and they were told, yes, even Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the final Hajj. He asked a question all his companions. He says hello. To have I conveyed the message. They said, Bella Nam, yes, you have. He looked up and he said, Allah, Masha, Allah bear witness, look at what they've
said. They've said that I've conveyed the message because they were messengers Subhana Allah. So know the Prophet Noah, he says, Call
I have called my people by night, and I call them a daytime.
As I called them, it increased them in running away from the message. They ran a further away every time I called them, they went further away. Every time I called them they went further away, may we not be from amongst those whom the more we are reminded the further away we go from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Remember the lessons we are drawing, we need to cut ties these verses and apply them to our lives current. So what does this have for me in it? If no Hara is salatu salam is complaining that the more I read for them, the verses and the more I called them, the further they went away, we should not be from amongst those. Then. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says he continued in the
every time I called them so that you could forgive them. I called them towards seeking forgiveness so that you could forgive them. They put their fingers into their ears. Imagine adults, when you're talking to them and they put their fingers into their ears. How foolish would that be looking? And this was a message of Allah, a messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They Allah says that no honey Salam complaint saying Oh Allah, whenever I gave them the message, they put their fingers into their ears.
Whenever the message comes to us, let's never ever put our fingers into our ears. Let's never turn away. This is why tonight we read a verse at the end of surah. Allah says
Romo on when the Quran is being recited, be silent, listen to it carefully, so that you may be overtaken by Mercy or Allah may have mercy on you. So if we'd like mercy, when the Quran is being recited, listen, try to understand the message and you will achieve the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So no have a Salam says whenever I called them, and in order that you may forgive them, they put their fingers into their ears and over and above that they can
themselves with their clothes. Imagine if we try to picture it, you're talking to someone, and he's put his fingers in his ears. And when you're talking to them a little bit more, he tries and cover himself with his clothes. How foolish does it look? Allah says, look, no honey Salam says look at what they were doing.
What are sorrow, and they continued, they remained on that mischief that they were engaged in. It did not help them at all was the kabbalistic vara. And they were arrogant, great haughtiness, arrogance, meaning they rejected the truth and they were despising the people, they will despising nor himself.
was around too long.
He says the first just before this one I read now he says Oh Allah, then I called them openly. directly, I call them in the message and I call them in private, and I call them openly and I call them in secret. I went to them one by one and I also spoke to them publicly, but it didn't help them.
What did I tell them? Let me tell you, yeah, Allah, Allah is Allah, Allah, Allah, this is what I said to them.
I said, seek forgiveness of your maker, whoever made you your job, and I told you the meaning of Rob is the one who created creator nourisher cherishes. sustainer provider protector cura the one in absolute control of every aspect of existence is known as Rob. So he says, seek the forgiveness of your hub. For indeed he is most forgiving. In O'Connor fara, he is most forgiving. That's the lesson for all of us. Every time we are told, seek the forgiveness of Allah Allah is most forgiving. This is the month of Ramadan month of forgiveness. seek the forgiveness of Allah. This is a blessed day, a blessed moment. seek the forgiveness of Allah. Leave your bad ways. Leave your bad habits seek the
forgiveness of Allah, He is most forgiving, Most Merciful. We hear it in Salah urashima he
most benefits and most merciful. We hear it every day we read it every day Subhana Allah, but the rejected one is the one who doesn't turn. Allah says He is merciful. Yes, but if you defy Allah subhanho wa Taala beyond a certain point, then his punishment overtakes that may Allah Subhana Allah not do that to us. So he says Allah, I told them that seek forgiveness Allah is most forgiving, and I even made it clear what you revealed to me. I told them clearly that when you seek forgiveness,
rain falls and there is no drought in the play, the crop has grown Mashallah the economy flourishes, but it is a shortage of water, when there is rain, no rain is a punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So, the first thing that will happen when any one of us engages in seeking the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala is that he will forgive us and one of the signs is the rainfall will come correct rainfall because too much of it is punishment, or a test. And too little of it is also either a test or punishment. But when it is just right, it shows that Oh, life's forgiving us and he has forgiven us
and He will grant you sustenance that you are content with, he will increase your wealth. So those who want to increase in love low there is no point in going and seeking wealth by our own means and trying to go and gamble and think that you know what I want. I try to obtain rents and I got 69 million 60 million when you put in the 10 million will come back with the same six that you started with. Then what happened? You lose your house, you lose your car, you lose your business, you use your family, but moments ago you want to look at person extreme. Allah says seek forgiveness, we will come to contentment with the six lands you add
to the day and you still have to change.
So this is what is the file will do for you.
It will go into wealth. It will open
So you want to
ask the owner of sustenance don't go to anyone else agenda to lemon Paula but do me me lady Malika.
I'm amazed and surprised at the one who seeks sustenance from those who don't always who is the owner of sustenance, Allah, you want sustenance, it's Allah who will provide not anybody else. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors.
And that wealth that has come to us via clandestine and prohibited means it will be used in a destructive manner, it will result in our children being so disobedient because they are eating that which is prohibited, may Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us, it will bring with it lots of harm and curse and turbulence rather than goodness, prosperity and contentment. So it's better for us to ask Allah and to try our best and be happy with what we have. And then he says,
If you seek forgiveness, Allah will purify your offspring for you. Firstly, he will grant you the offspring and secondly, he will make them also from amongst the good by your
by your repentance, when you repent, then there is a greater likelihood that your children will also inshallah follow suit, you might have one you might have someone after you have fulfilled all your duties, and they have now arrived in adulthood, they might remain here and then that is between them and Allah subhanho wa Taala for as long as you have fulfilled your duty, and for as long as you have been exemplary, and for as long as you have a role model inshallah, then by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala there is no blame upon us. But Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding.
So he says, You need
to Lancome and
over and above that he will grant you gardens, and he will grant you rivers that flow. This is also speaking about the life after death. When you increase your repentance, Allah will open your doors in this life as well as in the life after death. And this is why the heartbeat says Uber lemonwood effetti he still Farhan kathira give good news of Paradise to the one in whose books are in on whose papers on whose records there is a lot of STL file
that's a clean cut ad. It makes so much sense. If in my book, or in your book, there is a lot of repentance on the day of the hammer is going to come up and Allah subhanho wa Taala is going to see and everybody's going to see that there is so much repentance here. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has told us through the blessing lips of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam give good news to that person. May Allah make us from those who can engage in repentance on a daily basis, constantly because that will help us.
Then no, Haile salatu salam continued, he asks them, he says, ma la comme la jolla and in Pokhara, what is wrong with you people. How can you not have hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala has mercy. How come you are not hopeful of anything good coming from Allah, I am telling you, if you do this, the goodness will come to you. You're still not doing it. Look at that. So on one hand, he warned them of a punishment and told them when you do evil, this is the bad that will come in your direction. And on the other hand, he told them if you seek forgiveness, this is the good that will come in your direction. So he's saying you're neither taking the warning nor do you want to have hope in the
goodness so what is it that's going to move you people now know Halley's Salam is telling Allah Allah I have depleted absolutely everything. I've told them everything. I gave him this example and I gave them that example. They still don't want to tell.
And then he says there was one more thing that I told him about what was it?
About sama to de Baca wa Jalla
wa Jalla Shem says
Don't you see how Allah has created the skies above you? The seven heavens Don't you see how he has created the moon that shines and the sun that gives off lights?
Are you free to come? Raja it is a law that created you from the soil and he will return you to the same soil. Don't you see you burying your dead returning to the soil and Allah says we will resurrect you from that soil.
Well Allahu Allah, Allah como la mesa, pa nitesh nuku
Don't you see that Allah has created gravity, Allah has laid the earth in such a way that you can walk on it. Imagine if there was no gravity on Earth, what would happen to us, we would have to be tied to something and we would have to be floating around. And Allah subhanho wa Taala laid it down. He laid it for us bizarre upon he actually laid it. And he says, you can walk on that. And you can make roads. But no, they didn't want to listen. They were interested in their own thing. As we said yesterday, very few people accepted the message. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from amongst those who can see His signs and turn to him.
In this messenger prior to Oman, I spoke about the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. With an example of the stars, and that star Subhana Allah, the closest star is four and a half light years away from us, which means when we look outside, we only see a star that was there four and a half years ago. And we still think it's there. So
there are other stars that are 15 light years 20 light years away, which means we looking at it. And if there is a shooting star, we reading the draft for it, but we don't realize this happened before I was born. I'm only seeing it now because light travels at so many light years, the distance between me and that star is so much this is the greatness of Allah we are so insignificant Oh man, you are small, insignificant in comparison to the rest of the creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala la casa
de axpo min hunkin se wanna King
the creation of the skies and the earth is far greater than the creation of men, but men, many men do not know.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, then no honey salatu salam.
After that. He says,
After I told them everything, they still went against what I said. And they followed the paths that resulted in destruction, against their wealth and their own children. Those are the paths that they chose to follow.
While Morocco, Morocco,
and they were plotting huge plots, not only against me and against the believers, but even against one another.
And each time they had children, they continue telling their children don't leave your gods, these stones and statues that you have here. Voila.
Allah so Allah O Allah sa these statues that we have, they want their children don't leave these statues so that children were even more venomous than them. Their children became more dangerous, then them imagine how bad they must be. The profit is there. They are related to him because they're not very far off from other Mali. Salatu was Salam.
And he is warning them and as he is warning them, even their children are becoming worse than them. May Allah protect us.
Allah Subhana Allah Allah protect us. If a person is evil, you find his children
will overtake him in evil.
Unless the miracle of Allah subhanho wa Taala they are guided.
And when a person is on the right path and has sacrificed and dedicated for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala by the will of Allah from his offspring will be those who have also come out on a similar path. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness.
So this is why new Halle salatu salam is now complaining about even the children. So he says
Waka avalokiteshvara, Walla, Walla, Mina in love Allah, Allah, they have led so many astray so many astray. He now raised his hands and he says,
Powerful. Imagine for a messenger to make such a solid drop of destruction against his own people. What must have happened? He says, Oh Allah, now that I've told you everything and I've explained it one after the other, do not leave a single one of them on this earth.
Do you know what Allah
As we read the verse, the last verse yesterday,
and there is another verse I'd like to read.
Allah says, why no one is in
Cabo festa Jana, in Surah, Columbia Allah says, and new Hani Sallam called out to us a long time ago. We answered him immediately. We answered him immediately because it took him so long to make this to the point we raised yesterday is, remember, those who are friends of Allah, those who are
close to Allah subhanho, wa Taala, the muslimeen those who are trying to earn the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala never harmed them. If they raise their hands, they won't do so immediately they will make to Allah guide this person, Allah have mercy on this person, Allah bless this person, but when we engage in their lives negatively, they may come a point in their lives when they will say Allah destroy this person. That's the end. Then we are wondering, why is my life a mess? I usually like to tell people, if your life is in total chaos, is there anyone who is serving the cause of Allah, any scholar of Islam that you've ever harmed? That's the first question you should ask
yourself. If you have whether you have spread rumors about him or harm the more attacked him or blocked him or did whatever, your life is doomed, doomed. Why? Because he works for Allah, his boss will search you out.
Lava, it's a powerful statement. Think about it. Sometimes our lives are in a mess. We don't know what we've done against one of the friends of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we try to find the button that went wrong and we're trying to press the right button and we don't know our lives upside down. Remember, if you cannot benefit someone minimum don't harm them.
If you cannot benefit someone minimum don't harm them. And those who are friends of Allah Subhana Allah, if negative thought goes through your mind, remember something you better block it very quickly. And don't allow it to continue Who knows? They might be closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala than anyone else and the day they say yeah, Allah this person is now troubling me destroy them. Believe me if not today, in a few years time it's coming before you die you tasty not after death. Before you die, you taste it and then after the death, it will continue now Allah subhanho wa Taala says God's so no Holly Salam says have been at the mineral caffeine in
Yama don't even keep one of them on this earth in
Dhaka one is Oh, my God.
If you leave them on this earth, yeah, Allah you know what will happen? They will be leading people astray. That's all they know. And they are not giving birth to anyone except those who are wisdom them
which means their children Yama, they are the same, if not worse, so Yama is no hope even for their children.
When he made this job, Allah subhanho wa Taala responded
and inshallah to Allah says, After that, we're all here, Illinois.
Minami Oh Nika in
We revealed immediately to know how to a salon owner, we've heard we've heard what you said. Now we want to tell you that we have sealed we have sealed the hearts of the people at this point. Nobody from today will accept your message it's over. Wherever is with you is with you. Now we have crossed to a new level.
So no hurry Sallam stopped calling people towards Allah at that point. Why? Because Allah told him from this moment, no new people are going to accept your messages over. We gave them a chance. My beloved brothers and sisters, I learned a lesson from this and so should you. What is the lesson? Allah gives you one chance to tell two chances to 1010 chances to turn 1000 chances to turn after that he might throw you right out low bar may not do that to me and may not do that to you. We need to turn now because I don't know if this is going to be the last chance that Allah has given me who can guarantee that they are going to stand up from here alive. Anyone we can put up our hands Allahu
Akbar, Allah subhana wa Jalla says goddess
that is a whisker away. We are fortunate in Allah tala Kabuto Batalla de mela mudra. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam says Allah will accept the repentance of a worshiper for as long as their soul is not being taken out of their throats.
Now open our doors and grant us acceptance. Remember, it is not difficult to turn to Allah. It requires willpower.
requires a man and belief and we have that inshallah by the will of Allah Subhana Allah Allah. So Allah says
was not in full cabeza Yun in our Hina. Allah says we want you all know,
to create or to make an ark. We want you to build an ark. Amazing this new Holly salon was not a carpenter he was not a builder. He didn't know anything about building and Allah says we want you to do something, we will help you we will guide you we will be watching and we will instruct you what to do. So what happened? Amazingly, the tree would grow.
He would cut it down, take it to the top of the mountain because Allah instructed him to build that arc at the top of the mountain. And when he took it in lady there, he was granted do so he was granted nails, and he would nail one into the other. When he went back there was another tree ready for him.
He would cut it down and bring it when he brought it it would fit like a jigsaw with the other one. And he would nail it him.
And his people were cool.
To me, every time the cronies Mala Mala meaning the chiefs, the big boys in community when they passed him, they used to laugh at him. Haha. Ya know, Sultana jaren, Bada and container BIA. You've now become a carpenter we seen you used to be a prophet you stopped calling us at least but now you becoming a carpenter, but we want to give you a piece of advice. scoffing at him. They said, you want to build an ark or a ship? You'd rather do it on the coast because how are you going to take it from here today is a Jim gonna come and carry it for you all the way there. And he kept quiet.
in this column, you can come at us.
You want to laugh at us today. Don't worry. A day is going to come when we will be laughing at you
know how a salatu salam, the prophet may peace be upon him. So it is reported that that arc now what I'm about to say now Allah knows best we've got it in admiration that we've taken from the people of the book, as I explained yesterday that is really required. And the Quran neither agrees with it nor rejects it. So we just making mention of it. They say the ship or the ark was 900 meters long. Now the people will also very very tall. Remember we spoke about them being 18 meters tall. So it was 900 meters long. And it was 150 meters wide. And 90 meters high because it was more like a submarine. He covered the top as well. It was not a ship with the top open. It was covered as well
more like a submarine ready to go and Allah subhanho wa Taala top knew how to build this state of the art piece. Only by him coming back, cutting the tree and it fits. Coming back cutting the tree and it fits. Imagine what must have happened so Han Allah subhana wa
lavaca Just think of a jigsaw. A very difficult one. And you're looking that way and someone gives you the right piece you fit it in looking the other way they give you a right piece you fit it in how happy you are, wow, we completed this whole map of Africa in a little while. Subhan Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an understanding. So here know Allah is Salatu was Salam was now ready. It is reported also another Israeli narration that it took almost 100 years to build that Ark. Allah knows best.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, had
Connie, we gave him a sign new had a salad, that when you see the sign and the sign was that the earthen oven would gush forth with the water when you see water coming up from the ground. Then you start preparing by taking tools of all the animals and twos of all the creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala and your family besides the one whom Allah has rejected.
And we will get to that in sha Allah
and take with you those who have believed in Allah is telling us Rama, Rama, Rama, who and luckily we want you to know that those who believed with him were very, very few Colleen Colleen means very few. I told you either between 11 or from 11 to ATP
The narration that makes mention of the smallest number speaks of 11. And the narration that makes mention of the highest number is 80. But there is little for 950 years of data, only 80 people accepted. And from this, we learn something
that the majority is not always correct. So Panama, the Quran speaks about.
Not always is the majority correct. When you follow the majority of those on Earth, they may lead you astray from the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So not always, what is right is right, even if the whole globe is telling you it's wrong, and you're the only one left
and what is wrong is wrong, even if the whole globe is engaging in it and they see nothing wrong with it. Even if you're the only one left lavaca Allah keep us on the straight path.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, we then told him, carry these people with you and get into the ark.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says wakawaka woofie ha Bismillah him ha ha ha ha Nabila for me. He said to them, Come, let's write in this arc, we all inside now and we want to make a dua and this to our to this day we make it and we are taught to make it when we are on journey, one of the two hours, that is a tsunami of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Bismillah, he made a a omorosa In the name of Allah, it will move and it will stop.
You know, we hear about those Lexus motor vehicles that have a defect with the brakes. I hope those people did not forget to read that.
Because it goes with a loss instruction and with his name, and it should stop with it as well. So don't think that it's going to stop just by pressing the brake. It's Allah who grants that brake, whatever it is, whatever is needed for you to catch. And voila, here there are people I read a story that in one of the highways of Saudi Arabia three days ago, it was in the Arab news newspaper. They said there was a man whose brakes failed at 200 kilometers per hour. And he found luckily he had a phone and it was on the highway between Robin and Jaden. And he found the traffic police. And he told him, this is who I am, this is where I am and this is what has happened. I'm on cruise control,
and it's not coming off and my brakes are fake.
You can actually Google it, you'll find the story. And what happened. They escorted him at that speed and they opened up all the roadblocks for him until his fuel ran out. Allahu Akbar. Look at Allah's gift on this man.
Imagine if it was here. I don't think we would have had that long roads for the fuel to run out.
And this is a true story. It happened three days ago. Not longer than that.
So this is why it's important for us to read the draft jumping the vehicle don't just think like jumping start I got the latest merch and I'm going no Bismillah haematuria Hamza, In the name of Allah, it will go and In the name of Allah it will stop in Nairobi. la hora Rahim indeed Europe is most forgiving, Most Merciful. There is another drop as well that we can read Subhana Allah de Sahara, Lana hada lahmacun Allah Hama Panini, it's a longer two hour with a similar meaning.
These are the prayers. So now what happened? Allah says we're here to gdb movie mode, you can see
the Ark is moving, being guided by Allah through waves which are like mountains and valleys Salam is looking out as they closing this thing here and he sees his son and his son did not want to be with him. This is what we were saying that you take your family besides those whom Allah has rejected or turned away. His son was a quiet boy. He didn't want to be with his father and he was with the other side. So his father says
wanna Dan? Oh,
yeah, Buddha young man.
No, Holly Salam calls out to his son saying, Oh, my son, come and live with us. Don't be with the disbelievers Come come into the ark. And his answer his answer was as follows.
rsrp la jabel Yasukuni minalima He says, Oh my father, don't worry. I am a mountain climber. And we plan the mountain and it will save me from the water. Wherever Have you heard that the floods have reached even the top of the mountain? No, I will climb the top. Don't worry my dad. And Allah says no honey Salam answered him. la semana.
Amina Mila he in law him Oh my son I want to tell you today there is no savior from the water for anyone besides the one whom Allah has had mercy upon. So come come over my son was
fuckin Amina moeraki. As the discussion was pursuing a huge wave came and he was drowned.
What do we learn from this?
In the midst of a sin we are reminded not to commit that sin. It happens a person might have come out from the bar, and he's drunk on Thursday night and then he comes for Friday Juma and the Imam, as I told you the other day doesn't know this man at all. But Allah inspires him to say something that there are some people who drink on a Thursday night and Friday morning, they're coming to the rescue. That better stop that and he looks.
She's talking about me. But it's Allah. Whilst you are involved in it, Allah sends you a message if you still do not turn look at what happened to the son of mohalla. In salatu salam he drowned in it. There are certain people who are drowning in sin, literally drowning in it. They don't want to come out of it. And they are being warned by their family, by other people by Allah by different people. Leave it stop this. Stop your haughtiness. Stop your pride stop deviating others and so on. And they don't want to learn a lesson Allah says they will drown in that definitely they will drown in it.
So then Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
imagine I'd like to make mention of a verse
where Allah subhanho wa Taala is describing the water.
Imagine it came from the bottom and it came from the top.
Allah subhanahu wa Java says in Surah Fattah na sama edema
we open the doors of the skies completely with water that poured down my immune honey. This word in hemara is the greatest word you could ever use to describe the density of water coming down.
In Mohammed, on top of that, Allah says we didn't wait there to ensure that destruction was total for
Luna takelma Allah
we let the earth gush its water. So it came out so much that it was enough to flood them with only the water on the earth but the water of the sky and the water of the earth met at a distinct point that Allah wanted it to meet. Imagine, take a tennis ball and put it into a bucket and immerse it right in and think if that was the earth what has happened. Law Kumar, Allah is saying it didn't only rain, but we instructed whatever the earth was holding in terms of water to get out. So all the water in the earth came out on the land. And it came up in rose so high and the water from the top came down and the two waters met Felton mo Allahu Akbar. Look at this. This is such a vivid
description in Spirit will come up.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
As for the ark, we guided it, we guided it it went through with our guidance and then woke
up O'Leary was he
ammo when Allah instructed the water to subside. Allah says it was said to the earth swallow back your water. So the shows that it had spat it out, swallow back your water and the sky is we're told to hold back their water and the water subsided and we guided this arc and it rested on Mount Judy way. Exactly. That is Allah knows best. There are a lot of statements in fact recently I seen someone said they discovered an ark in Turkey some way someone said they discovered something elsewhere only Allah knows but the lesson we know it's true. So Allah says that Ark was guided and it rested. Joaquin, Nevada new coal Mill Valley mean
and it was said
distance or destruction be what will be upon those who were Valley mean barley mean meaning of presses. They are now gone completely.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says when it is stopped, no Holly Salaam called out to Allah. Nah, no, no.
No honey Salam ko to call out to Allah subhanho wa Taala he says
you're been naming Lee
camel, hanky, me
Oh my Arab. My son was part of my family. You promised me that you would save my family. Yeah, Robbie, you are the one who decides. He didn't question Allah Subhana Allah to Allah decree but he wanted to understand.
So Allah says, ya know in hula is Amina Holic in
la sala cameo
in de Vaca chacun, Amina Johnny, oh, no, he was not from your family. He had done deeds that were very, very impure, unacceptable, rejected, he was a criminal. In other words, he's not a member of your family.
From this, we learn that the bond of Shahada is far stronger than the bond of blood. When it comes to the pleasure of Allah.
We will have to seek that first. Even if we earned the displeasure of someone in the process, who happens to be a family member.
And if we want to please a family member in the displeasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala, we won't do that. Because we don't want to end the Wrath of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Very important. And on top of that, Allah Subhana Allah Allah says he was not from your family, amazing. Look at how powerful the word is. Yet, biologically, he was. Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us a deep understanding. This afternoon, I was speaking on the radio, radio, and I'm sorry, I had made mention of how sometimes the best gift we can do to our children is not to interfere when they're in trouble. Sometimes, what does that mean? When you know your child is on drugs, and you know, you've tried the rehabs. And
you've know, you know that you've tried everything and you spend money, and one day he's arrested for something related to that, and he's jailed. It would not be in the best of your interests to get him out of there, that probably would be the best we have. Why do we say this? If a child is a criminal, he's a criminal. When we go and defend him what happens? We defending time law. We learn this from here. I definitely do know that there are people in the prisons who are innocent, there are some who have sent me a message with some of the brothers here who say we listen to you every night on radio Mashallah we make do out for you. We know that really a lot of those who are there,
or many of them who are there. They may not they may have been framed, they may have been blackmailed. I always believe that sometimes, as we know from the story of the Prophet Joseph May peace be upon him. The law is guilty of finding an innocent man guilty, it can happen and it has happened from the very beginning. So we need to know that as much as we pray for those people. Sometimes when a person is guilty, the best we have is when they're in the prison. It gives them the time to think it gives them the time to ponder it cleanses them, may Allah subhanho wa Taala elevators, oh, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala ease the sentences of those who've been sentenced.
And may Allah subhanho wa Taala. grant them goodness in such a way that when they come out, they come out the best of people, and may He make us from those whom when the inmates have served their sentences and they've come out, we can now we accept them into society without that stigma. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah granted to us.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of a beautiful verse in the Quran, beautiful verse in the Quran. This verse has the most means, you know the alphabet, Arabic alphabet, there is one letter known as a meme. Listen to how many means in this verse
17 to be precise, listen to them in one verse
be said I mean?
We're all mammals, no matter
how many means in this. It's obviously just an item of interest. not related to our subject as such, but a beautiful verse Allah says, we said, Oh, no disembark in peace from this arc, you and your people.
And from your people disembark those whom we will grant them goodness for a short period of time, and thereafter, we will punish them even after that. What does that mean? That verse means that Oh, no, we want you to know that now. There's only believers with you. When they come out and they're going to have their children and so on. They will come a time when they will then deserve the punishment once again.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and our offspring as well.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala gives a gift to Allah salatu salam, Allah says in the Quran
reata boohooman bakkie those who are in the ship with Noah are in the ark with Noah, Noah May peace be upon him. None of them had offspring besides Noah. So every one of us here we are the children of Noah, not anyone who was with him. So Panama, Allah says the others, they will not grant the children him. His progeny is what continued him and his sons and his son, sons and so on. And they there was continuation there. So we have a guarantee from the Quran that all of us
the common forefather that we do know after Adam was known for every single one of us. So Panama, we know that may Allah subhanahu wa Jalla grant us understanding thereafter, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how he has kept the signs and how he has kept all this in order for us to take heed. And in order for us who came later on to learn a lesson. And Allah subhanho wa Jalla says, Is there anyone from amongst you, who's going to learn a lesson from the story of Noah, Noah May peace be upon him? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding? Yes, we've spoken a little bit longer tonight, seeing that the brothers have come from very, very far and seeing that Suhana lights
a Saturday evening, may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us use these evenings in his goodness, and not in transgression until we meet again, also Allahu wa sallam Alberta, Canada, Amina Mohammed so kinda like having the use of Hannah Coloma the Hamdi shadow Allah Allah Allah