Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2011
Ibraheem (as) – Part 1
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aleikum wa rahmatullah
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu lillahi wa Salatu wassalam aka Allah.
All praises due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless him to bless every single one of us in every form of goodness. I mean,
we love the brothers and sisters in Islam. Yesterday, we went through the story of the nation known as ad, to whom Allah subhanho wa Taala had sent a Nabhi. And the Prophet known as Buddha, a Salatu was Salam. We heard that they were destroyed with a wind, a very, very powerful women. And we heard that Allah subhanho wa Taala, destroyed them to the degree that there was no remnants of them nothing at all. To this day, there is nothing to prove to us that are that existed. Besides the verses in the Koran, unlike the pharaohs, whom we have pyramids, to see that they were there. When it comes to the other nations, there are some signs to prove that they were there.
Yet these people will be most powerful. They will large, huge people who were granted lots of wealth, they were granted lots of power. They had made their homes in such sophisticated ways. And they define Allah subhanho wa Taala by saying, Who is there that can be more powerful than us?
Today on the globe, we have forces that claim to be the most powerful. We have nations that are the most sophisticated. We have nations that are technologically the highest, and they are far beyond everyone else. Take a look at the nation of Japan. For example. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and maybe protect humanity at large. May He guide us all to the straight path.
I recall a few months back witnessing what happened in Japan. And I told myself and I'm sure we all did, that these are the most sophisticated brains in the world. They have Sony and they have motor vehicles. And they have so much in terms of electronic gadgets that when they want to get to their offices, they look at the door, it looks at them and opens and believe me, this is what happens. It detects the eye and it opens love.
And yet when Allah subhanho wa Taala in eight seconds, decided to destroy a whole portion. Nobody could do anything. Nothing, nothing, not a soul not a machine, not technology, not a man not a power, not a weapon, not their seats in the Security Council, nothing new. And that is the power of the Creator. Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us, and may He make us from those who can learn a lesson. This is why whenever the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to see clouds come towards Medina to Manila, his face would change. And he would start making dua, and he would be worried, and I shall do mahana says that I asked him a messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Why do you look so
worried? He responded saying these clouds have been sent before as a punishment to destroy nations. Here they are, we should make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala Yama grant us rainfall Have mercy. Let this cloud bring what is known as Sophia Rahmatullah Sophia de let it bring the reign of mercy, not that of punishment, Allah subhanho wa Taala consciousness. So when we hear the lightning, when we hear the howling of the wind, we should always seek the protection of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. Obviously, the Nation of Islam will not be destroyed completely, no, not at once, just like the previous nations but the pockets of people will be suffering, depending on their connection with
Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, may Allah subhanahu wa Jalla grant us the plug in, in such a way that we connect to Allah subhanho wa Taala. This evening, we'd like to go through the story of Salim alayhi salatu salam, these people were successes after heart. They were further up north. They were roughly in a place known as Allegiant and hated the place which was
Quite Rocky, there were some Rocky Mountains and so on. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has named a whole surah in the Quran after then known as Seurat in Egypt, and their dwellings are still present up to now. Roughly 380 kilometers northwest of Medina to Luna WA, and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has been there, and so have some of his companions. And the story is related to us inshallah, we will get to the end of it, what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, but let's take a look at what happened to these people. After had these people were the remainders, they went further up north and so on, they settled and they had children and what have you and
generations and they were in the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They were thanking Allah that they were saved and what have you. And after some time, they also began to get produced, they got gardens, they got power, they were large human beings. When I say large, I'm talking of huge human beings, so huge, that Allah subhanho wa Taala describes their size and he describes that dwellings and he describes the gifts that he gave, and Allah subhanho wa Taala says, from amongst them, there was so much wealth that after some time, they began to forget Allah subhanho wa Taala may begin to indulge, to indulge, this is why we constantly say that Allah subhanho wa Taala when he gives us
good health when he gives us wealth when he gives us happy conditions. Don't forget him. That of Allah, Allah Hi, yah.
Get close to Allah subhanho wa Taala at times of ease, when you are in difficulty, he will come to you.
But with us what happens? Sometimes we forget Allah subhanho wa Taala. So next thing, we have a problem, and that problem makes us lift our hands up to him for the first time in our lives. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala girl has the ability to turn to him at all times.
So these people when they began to engage in this type of behavior,
they had lots and lots of wealth, they also followed their forefathers. And what did their forefathers do? You remember we spoke about it yesterday, they had these houses on top of the mountains that they did not really live in and then they had their dwellings in the valleys. These people did the same thing. They did exactly the same thing. So Allah subhanho wa Taala decided to send in the to them from amongst them a men, what type of a man
a man who was also from a wealthy family, a man who was also from a very well looked up to family, not just an ordinary person from the low cost of people, no, a person who had very high standing in society and community, so much so that he was a man whom they were preparing in order to appoint as their leader. They wanted to appoint him as their leader because he was one of the most intelligent from amongst them. Sol de la Salatu was Salam. For your information. Once again, the story, just like the story of art is not made mention of in the Old Testament or the New Testament, because these were Arab prophets who came to the Arabian Peninsula. So for some reason they are not
mentioned in the Jewish and Christian scriptures. Although the Quran says that musala is salatu salam, the Prophet Moses had warned his people of something similar to what happened to the mood and the others so mentioned is made of this in the Quran.
So Allah subhana wa Jalla
to the people of the mood we sent to them their brother saw a peace be upon him. What is meant by their brother? We explained yesterday when Allah says we say to their brother, it means one from amongst them.
It means he wants from amongst them.
He says oh my people worship Allah alone. You do not have anyone worthy of worship besides Allah subhana wa Tada. Look, this is the same message, the same message that Allah subhanho wa Taala sent with every single messenger this evening we came across verses at the beginning of servanthood we are loss of Hannah what Allah speaks about why he revealed the Quran, listen to what Allah says. And these were verses we read into we have a few moments ago
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We have revealed this book to you Oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from the most knowledgeable, the one who knows absolutely everything the all wise, in order that they may abstain from worshipping
anything besides Allah subhanho wa Taala so that's the reason why the Quran was revealed to warn us all, with the same warning that the previous messengers had come and brought to their people be careful of sharing that was the main message. And that is the core message of the Quran. If you are to associate partnership with Allah, you fell into the same trap that shaper has been using for so long. It beats me that to catch a rat, you still need the same trap that they used to use 100 years ago it works.
They have not become sophisticated.
Have you ever come across people or rats? Should I say that do not get ensnared in that trap? Maybe fish are slightly clever. Because now if we use the same bait in one place, they see their brothers are getting caught, they won't bite the fishermen from amongst us know.
So you're going to start thinking of different type of bait. But Chapin uses the same plan and he's looking man one after the other, they biting they biting and Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Man, we've given you these stories of the previous nations for you to abstain from it. Now when we talk about cheating, some people start saying what everything is cheating. How can you be saying that this is shield that shield lets you when it's better to be on the safest side because then we will be saved. But the moment we are now entering gray territory for what the Quran is clear cut, worship Allah alone. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala opened our doors.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says that select all these people look at the gifts of Allah upon you.
Allah subhanho wa Taala has established your list and he has granted you growth on this earth and he has granted you multiplication, fast down to matobo.
So seek forgiveness to Allah and returned to him. This is yet another messenger who is making mention of both is still far as well as tell them
to repent and to turn back to Allah Subhana Allah and he says, Then Allah subhanho wa Taala will answer your call. He will answer your dua in our be party boo.
Allah is indeed very near and he will respond. Many of us we make a dua, then we say Allah is not answering my da. Allah is not answering my job. But there is a narration of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam which says, How can they be a man who is raising his hand so high in the skies and asking Allah Allah b a b woman who had ramen,
Buddha deli, his food is haram. His clothing is heroin. He's drinking his heroin he has been nourished with heroin, how does he expect a response? This is what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam is saying. So sometimes we need to look into our own selves. When we call out to Allah, a true mock many will feel in his or her heart that Allah has heard my joy.
He will feel it. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, use the javelina Howdy, c'mon instead, all of you will be responded to by Allah subhanho wa Taala for as long as you don't make haste. So the Sahaba say, woman is the jallianwala What is it to make haste? What is that?
He says annapoorna had to come down to fill a new stage.
When you start saying that I have made the drop but I still don't have a response when you are trying to jump the gun. So don't jump the gun. Don't make hasty. Allah will respond to keep on making the drop. When the messengers made. They made a dua, Allah responded, but they sacrifice their whole lives while Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And there were some messengers we will get to them in sha Allah, Who made dua and repeated the dua until a day came when Allah responded, sometimes it was not almost spontaneous, but Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted to prove something. So it's important for us never to lose hope. But remember, if you want your daughter to be accepted, we better engage in his profile first, when you engage in is still far first and repent first, and then you ask Allah whatever you want, there is a greater likelihood of that being answered almost spontaneous. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says their houses were so big wakanow young Hato neelakurinji barely boo. Me. They used to carve out of the Rocky
Mountains, their homes that they felt so secure in.
So Panama. Imagine a rock a boulder, a mountain like a boulder
Here comes a man and with his thumb, as though this is the Play Doh that the children playing with. And he is just, you know, pushing it. And there is something just like Play Doh, a cavity being created because of his plan being pushed to Iraq. That's how powerful they were. And Allah says when they made their houses of Iraq at the top of the mountains, they felt so secure. What did they begin to say? Nothing can harm us. Not at all. Remember those Titanic's and those challenges that have been destroyed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. People need to learn a lesson across the globe. The minute you try to defy the maker, it's no go area nothing. No matter how sophisticated you are, no
matter how high in technology you are, when you utter words of blasphemy, it is the end of the road finished, the chapter closed, Allahu Akbar, Allah is shown us this in the past and in the present. Whenever people have uttered words of this nature, they have been destroyed. As we said yesterday, the word used was destruction to smithereens.
You know what Allah says about the people of our
the wind that blew that tornado, the fierce wind, every single thing that it touched, it destroyed to smithereens, I mean, meaning complete destruction, elbow as though it was already decomposed into the GM. That's the wind. That's Allah Subhana, Allah to Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us a lesson. So Allah says that these people had homes they felt so secure, what will destroy us nothing. The wind will not destroy us, because this is a rock.
Listen carefully, because at the end, we're going to need to remember what was said, Now, the wind will destroy us because this is rock. The water cannot destroy us because this is at the top of the mountain. And what else can destroy us if needed is going to shake this is a rock it will remain in one piece, it can destroy us. So they were happy. I mean, they felt very secure. So Allah Subhana Allah says, Allah, Allah is Allah, who was also from a wealthy family. He was a very strong man, extremely intelligent, very, very bright, and they knew it because they were preparing him to become a leader. He said,
he says, their brother Salah told them, are you not going to be fearing Allah subhanho wa Taala Don't you fear a punishment that will come to you. In Nila Kumara sunan me I have been sent as an honest and trustworthy messenger unto you for a
while to Sofia Allah via your maker and follow what I have to say because I have his message wama as
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benign me. I'm not asking from you any sense nothing, no recompense at all. My reward will be with Allah. Look, we get to that point. Again, every messenger is saying I don't want anything material from you. They did not to the degree that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, with us the prophets, it is prohibited to eat a charity we're not allowed. You cannot give a charity to the messenger or to his family members know.
Because Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mentioned in the Quran, of how the religious folk of other faiths have made their religion a money making racket literally, you enter that church for example, you pay so much the richest person there is the priest or the bishop loaded Mashallah. That is why
nowadays in our countries, if a person doesn't have faith and belief and they want to become rich, first thing you do open a church is better than a Tech Shop better than anything else, believe me better than dealing in the stock market.
So for that reason, Allah subhanho wa Taala wants us to say the true men of religion, they will not be greedy. They will not be people running after wealth, Allah will take care of it. Now Allah Subhana Allah
that Allah subhanho wa Taala says thereafter that they looked at him and they were shocked, shocked Why? Listen to what they said.
They said, Oh, sorry. We had so much hope in you. We were busy preparing
To make you are a leader, how can you now come to us and stop us from what our forefathers have been doing all along? We had hope in you now you decided to become a priest, you decided to become someone who wants to preach to us you claiming to be a messenger.
So they lost hope in it. But they had hope moments before he uttered those words. What happens to us, my beloved brothers and sisters a lesson to be learned.
Sometimes you have an intelligent child, you send him to become a doctor. Why? He's too sharp. And then you have one on studying at school. Now he must become a chef.
Am I right? Let's be honest, let us face the facts. And will lie if you find an intelligent child wanting to turn to become a chef for example, people in some homes they will discourage you.
I know of cases myself of people who've been so fortunate, so fortunate in that they were inclining towards studying the religion their parents stopped them and blocked them and said what you're going to earn until they convince them that you know what these more learners that are here they don't have any money. Look at their cars. They are driving little Toyota Corolla as of 1996. Yes, that's the statement being made. Exactly what they told Sally had a solemn look at it being repeated again. Yeah, oh, sorry. Whoa, whoa,
whoa, whoa, cabana? Have
you had such good education? Meaning you were taught you so intelligent and so on? We had so much hope in you. You want to choose this path? Why don't you choose our path we make you loaded? Allahu Akbar. Look at that. Look at the statements. We need to learn to encourage our children. And we need to know that wealth is not everything. There are people who have reserved their places in paradise who have never lived in a home they've only spent their time under the trees and it takes
because gentlemen and Paradise is not reserved for those who have money in this world. No, you will be happy with what Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us sustenance that is good for us and May He grant us inshallah comfortable life and the comfortable after.
He said that yesterday. Perfect and it's good is very good that you say it loudly. Because we need it inshallah, from Allah Subhana Allah Allah so Allah subhanho wa Taala says, They told me Are you telling us that we should leave what our forefathers have been doing all along? We have doubts in what you were saying. You're not telling us the truth. We have doubt in
God, we are in doubt regarding that which you are calling us towards we are
so he continued felonies people. Look, my people don't mean in doubt, I am the messenger and I am warning you that worship Allah alone. What are you going to lose?
What are you going to lose? I'm telling you worship your makeup, you can enjoy what you have. But why should you make it stop worshipping idols, stop worshipping people, and do not worship the rich from amongst you. Because they had a problem. They used to worship the rich amongst them. And this is mentioned in the Quran. They used to worship the rich whatever the rich said, everybody was running that direction. Why? Because they will know that I made mentioned a few days ago that sometimes your business partner can control you as a human being because you're making money through him. So let's be careful when we are making money through someone they should not control you to the
degree that you now own the anger of Allah and you are blinded religiously, just because the man or the woman you've made money through is now your big boss. May Allah subhanho wa Taala Grant has the understanding that He is the Supreme boss.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, He reminded them
see, all my people. Remember that Allah has made you successes after the people of God whom he destroyed. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has granted you so much
that He has given you abodes in this on this earth such that you have taken homes you have built your castles in the valleys and on top of that you have these resorts or
these huge palaces that are made of a rock in the top of the mountains on the tops of the mountains. So my people, remember turn to Allah, what he did to add, it is not impossible that he can do it to you.
What was the response?
They began to say that you are a madman, you're a magician. You're a madman. See, this man is mad. This man is a magician. These were different people, but look as though they were trained in the same capacity
as though they were trained in the same college. Why? Because their lecturer was
really shy and he believes what did he do? Listen carefully because he does it to us. He seen that this plan works let me use it again. Exactly the same plan again and again and again and the game and it kept on working and it is working to this day with many people around us now law safeguard the Muslim Ummah, and Melaka Daya to those who don't see the light.
So let's never fall prey to Saipan, same plan, use the game. This is why it's repeated in the Quran. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says corlew in
a Harry, you are a person who's a magician, you're doing you're casting spells on people, because there were some people who started listening to him. Few people started listening to him, and he started having a following. Sally had a Salatu was Salam. But who are they who followed him, the poor, those who did not have authority because remember one thing when a person doesn't really have much by him following the right path, he knows he's not going to lose anything material, as it is he doesn't have much. But when someone has a lot, a lot, and he is being told to change his own lifestyle, he thinks to himself, but I'm going to lose all this as it is. I'm sitting comfy.
Alhamdulillah very comfortable. Everything is okay here. So why should I change? Remember, that is when we should be changing for the sake of Allah. We won't lose anything, we will in fact, build our alpha.
So then they told him
a man just like us, one of us, we should follow him. No, this is a human being like us. What's the difference between us and him? Same thing like the previous nations that Allah says on top of that, they said, ma de la
luna, you are a human being just like us, and we want to ask you something.
tamina Saudi, if you are truthful, Osama, we want you to bring us a sign. We want to sign
if you're truthful, we want to sign what type of assignment Well, we will decide what sign and we're going to get back to you.
According to them, we want to sign in we will get back to you. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Can
the people have the mood, the mood is the name of the people, the tribe. Allah says the mood. They belie the waters the way the noodle is used. The Warner's people came to warn them, the messenger was sent to warn them. And as the messenger was warning them, those who followed the messenger will also warning there were discussions in this case between the followers of Sally and those who didn't follow him from the same community.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, again, he made mention of the gifts of Allah. Allah is the one who provided
Do you think that you're going to be left very safe and secure in your condition?
You have these gardens. You have these rivers and these springs that are gushing forth. You have all these crops you have all these farms that are here. You have all these dwellings in the mountains that you have made with your own hands. Alice made them soft for you. Do you think you are going to be secure in this from the one who's given it to you? And they were very happy? They said yes, we will be very secure. Nobody can harm us who can harm us?
They went to the to the Posada solid.
Why should we follow you You must follow us
look at the statement. Why should we follow you? You must follow us
Need Your ways and come back to our ways and you see how you will be successful.
Up to this moment, whether it is on an international level, or on a small scale within community, you find wealthy people thinking that it is their right to dictate the pace to the whole community as to how the religion should operate. To this day. They are none other than the army of English. They are none other than those who have not learned a lesson from the Quran. They probably don't even know that the Quran exists. Now Allah Subhana which Allah grant us, listen. Remember, these stories are not here as fairy tales. They are here for us to current times every verse, and to put it into our lives. That's why these stories are here. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, These are the
people over and above that.
They said, okay, we now know what we want. You see this huge rock that's here, we want you to split it into two. And from the inside must come out a camel, the camel must be a female.
Now you will be honest with me something they believe that this is totally impossible. So salesianum is listening to them. As he's listening. They had a feeling this man might be thinking his way to come with this. So let's make it more difficult. The camera must be pregnant.
Not only that, it must be dark red in color, which red color. Not only that, it must have an appetite. It must be bigger than all the cameras we've ever seen. It must have an appetite. It must come it must be strong and solid. And it must be a sign for us saying we want to see Salahuddin Salaam says okay, I will call Allah subhanho wa Taala. And I'm going to tell him, but there's one condition.
When other people have asked for a sale, and Allah since the sale, it's over. It's over meaning whoever does not believe after that. And this is mentioned in many places in the Quran, when it came to the people of Jesus May peace be upon him. He told them that look, if I'm ready to come with this late tablecloth, then whoever doesn't believe after that they will be destroyed. The same with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam the people of courage told him
Why doesn't Allah send an angel with him to prove that he's right? You know what Allah says?
If we had sent an angel, we would have sorted the matter out there. And then whoever didn't believe after they saw it, it was there saying they asked him for it. After that. There's nothing left besides destruction. Imagine someone tells you that if you do this, I will believe and they bring you something semi impossible and you do it and they still don't believe. Is there anything left? Is there anything left? Nothing. That's according to Allah. I want to draw a very, very different lesson from this. We just came to my mind now. It's important for us in our own little levels, whenever we promise our children something fulfilling. What does that mean? When you tell your child
you do this, I'll give you a sweet if they do it, produce the sweet somehow. And that's why I don't tell them impossible things. Because I'm only mentioning this because it's come to my mind now, that sometimes we tend to reduce the morale of our children by lying to them, you do this I take you for a ride. They do that so willingly. And then you say no, that is not
what we need to be honest because it will encourage them to do more. And they will know that you know I am in in some way. Allah subhanho wa Taala Listen, this is not related to what we've said. But it came to my mind and I decided to say so Allah subhanho wa Taala heard the drop.
In case what happened?
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the rocks clip, they watch what
a camera came out of it. Looking at it, huge, big mess of the biggest camera ever to be created there. Richard in color pregnant.
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. They're looking at it. The community was split into two divided the majority of them just kept looking. What did they say?
What would they say now? Magic. Exactly. Magic, Mashallah. You see, we know how they operate. This is Look, this is magic. But you asked me, I made a job. It came according to what you wanted. Now you want to say magic. But what happened? Some of the people started accepting. So we believe you are the messenger. Allah is one. We don't want to wish anything besides Allah. So it's not a question. Mashallah
community divided into two. Now there was a debate, because you find one Nabhi he was one. He was very few people. The numbers
started increasing when the numbers started increasing these rich people Allah says in the Quran they started debating
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the hottie, the wealthy the powerful from amongst his people told those who are downtrodden, who had accepted his message. Do you know for certain that Salah is actually a messenger? They said yes, indeed, we believe in everything he has come with me believe. So they responded
As for us, we just believe in what you believed we don't want we still happy with what is sitting with. This guy is a magician.
Look, nothing could bring them why they are drowning in money. They had wealth that they could live so many lifes and still they would have changed, so to speak.
Like today, if you look at the wealthy people in the world, they have enough wealth, that if they gave $10 to every inhabitant of the globe, they'd still have changed, blah, blah, blah, what are they gonna do with it? Well, ladies, they don't worship their makeup, they stand no chance, nothing new. And I hope anyone has heard this from amongst them in Sharla via whether it is the television or the radio or what have you. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala use us always to be a means of the guidance of people. Remember, the softening of the heart is in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala we need to ask Allah to soften the hearts. Let's continue with this beautiful story. Allah subhanho
wa Taala says when that when that camera came down as they wanted it,
he told them
wala damas to have the flu.
Me, all my people The camera has come, leave it Do not harm it at all. If you harm it, Allah punishment will overtake you immediately.
And you want the many times one verse Allah says, a grave punishment will overtake you if you touch that camel. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
as you people had requested, it was a huge camel, it has an appetite. So what will happen, it will drink from the spring one day, and all your camels keep them on one side.
And it will drink whatever it can from the morning to the evening, the next day, it will go out to graze when your camels can drink. So we are sharing the days. One a bit.
informed me that the water will be split between this one camera and the rest of the cameras one day this one. And then the other day, the rest of them. That's how it's going to be split. Nobody's allowed to change that, because they asked for it.
Now they were happy. And they were also unhappy, happy because they seen the sign. And it was a living miracle. It is reported that because it was there every day for them to see it was living in their midst. Every day a few people were accepting. Every day a few people were accepting salad. Every day a few people were coming onto the right path because every day they went missing this camera. They see it's huge. It's powerful.
This is the killer.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala says
that when Saleh Ali Salam came, the community split into two. And that split was a split of messy when Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam came to polish Quraysh divided into two those who accepted and those who didn't, that disunity was a message. It was a split for the right reasons. And from this, let's listen to the rest.
When we send Sonic to his people to the moon, with the message to worship Allah alone,
behold, immediately they were divided into two groups, a group for and the group against them. They were arguing with one another one saying no, he's another one saying no, he's like, and they had these debates and as we made mentioned, from this, we live, that whenever there is a man who comes to the community with justice, and with him and the sooner Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the
And he reminds us in a similar way that the previous prophets have reminded us. And if that causes a division, that division is healthy, it's not unhealthy.
Although we are meant to be staying as one oma as far as possible, but it turns if all of us are astray, it's better than 10 be on the right path than everybody else be SP now Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us unity, Allah subhanho wa Taala unite the Muslim Ummah upon La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that is one statement that will bring us together. And that is one statement that we can come together for it is the unifying statement. It is the only statement that will unite us. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala opened our doors. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, we are after that these people, they got tired with this camera because it was drinking
and now they were getting tired. Whenever the camel was walking, the camels ran away. Whenever the camel was walking, the cattle ran away, they wouldn't be capital. So they started a rumor in the society in the community.
That now we need to sort this camel out. One men decided that I want to do something here, and we need to sort it out. He managed to get support of another man. The two of them got support of another seven people they were nine in total and they decided we're going to kill this camera. And the news started spreading and people are deciding to kill the camera. So salahaddin Salah, mourn them again, you did touch the camera, if you touch the camera, there will be punishment coming it will overtake you.
So it was a huge camera. Even the people were slightly frightened, although they were huge themselves. So this one man goes to the front of it Allah says
beam, what did he do? He, he threw an arrow into the front leg of this camera. And the other man went in, and he slit his muscle. And a few of them went in when it dropped and they killed it.
They killed the camera, they killing the sign of Allah that they had asked for. They destroy it. And when they destroyed it, the rest of the people were cheering them on happily that now our cameras can drink every day where one day one day we tired of that our cameras completely every day and now we've got rid of this and Saleh Ali Salaam told them in fact they chose solid once they killed it. They said right come here. We want to tell you one thing we want to challenge you
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Here is what we've done to this camera now bring the punishment that you are promising us. So Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed immediately to solid fatahna tomato Vitara
Lu, remain in your houses for three days. That's it. It's a promise of Allah, not more than three days you will be destroyed.
Now they looked at their houses, they were happy. Remember what they said? What is Allah going to send it to us? What can he say flats we have something so high so strong Can he sent to us? We we have a rock home made of rock and so on. They were so happy.
And sorry honey Salah was instructed by Allah subhanho wa Taala to leave the place. He was instructed Lee because now the punishment was made to come. These people were happy they got rid of the men. Do you see what happens? When they were happy? They were happy for the wrong reasons because they succeeded to change the true leader that they had from their own community.
When they chased him away, they were excited now we can sit and we can have our own party. There we are America's God. They did not realize that that is your distraction. You are a Muslim. He's going to go into the same by Allah subhanho wa Taala mela says goddess, Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a dialect lesson from that. Allah subhanho wa Taala open our thinking.
So the first day, their color changed
the color of their faces, all of the known community, all the faces. One of the reasons is they became yellow and another one says they became ready.
Let's say they became yellow. They started crying secondary, they became red. Third day they became black faces became black, the whole community. They were crying. They didn't know what to do.
And what did they say? They said these are days of bad omen. These are days of bad omen.
Now there was something else that had happened just before Salahuddin Salaam left. Something happened
the evening before he went
These many people got together.
What do they do?
they swore an oath between the nine of them that tonight we want to kill Sally and his whole family.
Tonight we want to kill him and his family. And in the morning, we will tell everybody that we don't know anything, we will pretend like we are one of them. So Allah says,
They plan their plan, and we plan our planning, unless we had our plan, they had their plan. And then Allah says, fo Ke
Ke by to macchine him take a look at what was the result of their own plot. they plotted the downfall of the one who was bringing them towards goodness. And Allah says we in return, destroy them completely. How did the destruction come?
Three days past, they still didn't see the punishment besides the fact that their faces were changing and they were crying and they knew something was happening. So they went into that dwellings listened carefully. They went into their dwellings safe secure those rock homes, and they they will know secure. And Allah subhanho wa Taala send, send them something he's never sent before.
Allah Subhana Allah Allah says in the Quran,
for homos Say hi to me, we sent them a sound wave in the morning. What was the sound when
they started hearing the sound, the sound became louder, louder, louder, until each one of them were killed up because of the loudness of the sound. And the sound started shaking their home community the nation was shaking. And the sound itself was it created a tremor. And that sound resulted in their hearts dropping and they died on the spot with the sound. Just with sound. Imagine the flood didn't come the Will you didn't become just a soul. Allah says we destroyed them because the sound resulted in the tremor. And the tremor is around Japan,
and the South. They were destroyed completely amazing. Do you know today? This is a fact.
The powers of the world are studying.
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Africa, but I see someone nodding their heads we notice. Why. Because they realize now that large sound it shakes. Have you ever had someone blasting their beach right next to you in a motor vehicle? What happens? Your car shakes? Yes. Did you ever think that sound can shake the ground? Where did they get it from? Here? Allah subhanho wa Taala used it in the past. He destroyed them completely again. And Allah subhanho wa Taala uses some powerful words.
He says, in
we sent them one loud sound wave.
And they became
something that the builders use when they want to build a place. They use a novel that Hubble completely destroyed totally out into smithereens. Once again, another word, and I think a lot of us would know this to have by heart. Allah says, intuitions can lead to the moon.
The moon, they belied their messenger by the evil and by engaging in more bad
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first person to go and kill the camera.
So the Messenger of Allah told them, that is the camel of Allah, don't touch it, and let it drink on each day of drinking. For can Naboo
they belied him and they killed that camel. Allah says fed them.
Do you know what that means?
Allah says we destroy them. Totally.
As a result of that, so that they will now destroy you in the same way that they destroyed a chemical
Look at that word I'm sure we've all heard it dum dum. Now you know dum dum means complete destruction total, without any form of exception, nothing left. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says
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they are their homes go and have a peek at their homes, because of their oppression go and see empty homes as though they'd never been lived in before nothing. So who was saying just
sallam, he says the homes, the dwellings of the moon, they are still there. Now for your information. Salah handling Salam after that went back
when everything was destroyed, he went back these people were dating to God. And so they had a Salaam looks at his people. And he says, Yeah, Tommy now they got they did but he's still addressing them.
know to him Boonen, see all my people. I conveyed the message to you of my rub. He gave it to me to give you I gave you and I advise you, but very sadly you do not like people who advise you. So now look at what has happened.
Who corrects you? You don't like them? What lesson do we draw from them? My beloved brothers and sisters, whenever we are corrected, do not feel bad. Never. Whether it's in the home, whether it's at the madrasa, whether it's at school, whether it's on a community level, whenever and wherever. If someone corrects you, and they bring to your attention, something where you have heard, you should be happy, because if you feel sad, Allah says there were people before you who used to dislike those who advise them. The result of it was destruction. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala says damage.
The last point I'd like to mention this evening before we actually close is what should happen. If we were to go there? Are we allowed to go to Medina? It's not very far from Medina Manoa. If you want to take a taxi there, it's only three hours away or four maximum.
Yes, we are allowed to do the Prophet sallallahu Sallam passed in with his companions. And this narration is his.
And his companions, they they looked at this, the ruins of the people of the moon. And there was some wells there, they took some water and they were making their dough and they had made some bread with it. And when they brought into the proper salon, he instructed them to take it back and throw it back. He says not from that, well, no, they went a little bit further. And there was a well from which the camel used to drink the ask them to take the water from them.
and this is why the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says do not go there or pass there, except in the condition of crying. When you want to go there, you don't go there as a tourist, you know, with your miniskirts and with your heavy sun hats, everything in the hair showing everything happening in sunglasses and media taking photos smiling, you know behind the background is this rule of No, that's not allowed.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam says no when you pass by it should be a lesson.
Do you know what the Quran says? If you go there, it will assume that no one ever lived there. Yet those who love them are far more powerful than all of you put together.
And really, if you go there, you will notice it's empty. It's hollow. It's it's like something somehow like you might tell yourself Is this just a museum?
Or Allah says, through the lives of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you are allowed to go there to learn in essence, nothing else. You go and see it. Yes, it should shake you up. You should be trembling. You should know the story. This is why when asked nowadays a man comes and he makes us want to go to the pyramids as a tourist not to learn anything. And we go then to Petra, and what did we learn Mashallah, we enjoy ourselves. It was a very nice holiday. We enjoy it. And we go to medallion chalet, and we say we saw it is no good restaurants. Because it's true. They are telling you No. you must take your lunch with you because there's no good restaurant. We can go there to eat
and drink and make fun. No. We went there in order to learn a lesson. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors until we meet again tomorrow with another interesting story. You say well Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad