Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2011
Ayoub (as) and Yunus (as)
Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala
nabina Muhammad Allah Allah Allah He was happy as you may know about. All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad salallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless his entire family, the most pure and noble of all families. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless all his companions and to bless every single one of us to bless our offspring those to come up to the day of May Allah bless the oma at large
beloved brothers and sisters in Islam this evening inshallah we will be going through the verses in the Quran related to two of the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And the first one is prophet au ballet salatu salam known in the English language as job May peace be upon him.
We will use the Arabic inshallah referring to a Eubalaena Salatu was Salam. He was in a be sent by Allah subhanho wa Taala. But the Quran does not make mention of the details of his people and the message because Allah subhanho wa Taala wants us all to learn a different type of a lesson from the tests, which were put into the life of Kabbalah is Salatu was Salam.
Firstly, Who was he? He was from the direct descendants of his half Allah is salam, which means he came from the family of Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam.
And his wife was one of the direct descendants of the Prophet Lupe Allah is Salatu was Salam according to some narrations.
In fact, no, he's
his wife was one of the direct descendants of the Prophet use of Allah His Salatu was Salam. And her name according to some narrations was Rama, Rama
and his mother was from the descendants of lute la salatu wa sallam in a nutshell, the point being made is he had a very, very high lineage in terms of spirituality and connection to the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He was a very, very good looking man, he had good health given by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And over time, Allah bestowed him with favors, he had the quality, he would thank Allah subhanho wa Taala upon all conditions, and he would always say whatever condition Allah keeps you upon, be thankful and be grateful.
Alhamdulillah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah as we have been taught, we praise Allah, we glorify Him.
upon all conditions, the only condition we are seeking His protection from we say one hour ago Billahi min Halle Allah, we seek the protection from Allah, or we seek the protection in Allah from the condition of those who shall be cast into the hellfire.
So prophet alayhi salatu salam, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, what
remember the story of our messenger or our worshiper, a Yoruba,
Allahu Akbar. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, In another place in the Quran, why are you even
remember when you called out to his hub, when a ubaidah his salatu salam called out to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So what actually happened? He was granted good health. He was granted lots of wealth, he was given livestock, as well as large tracts of land. And he was owning so much. And he had many children, offspring. So Mashallah, he had good health, he had children and he had wealth. These are the three main items that people are searching for, in this world. And Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed Eubalaena salatu salam with all three
and he was thankful. Now there are some narrations which make mention of how the angels were making mention of this worshiper that he's only praying to Allah because Allah has blessed blessed him with so much. And shaytan says, If Allah takes all this away, he will stop worshipping Allah, those narrations we don't know whether they are authentic or not. So we will keep them aside. We want to stick to what we know is factual. Allah subhanho wa Taala decided to test a Eubalaena salatu salam to see this worshipper of mine who is in constant ibadah who always thanks me, who always thanks upon all conditions. I want to see if the condition changes, does he remain on that same path of his
so Allah subhanho wa Taala decided
to take his wealth away.
So as time passed very quickly, he lost his livestock. He lost his property. He lost his wealth. He lost absolutely everything, everything gone. He was still thinking Allah, Allah I praise you in all conditions, not a day did he complain to Allah subhanho wa Taala not one day, did he complain to Allah subhanho wa Taala the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam, and thereafter,
Allah subhanho wa Taala decided to test him further.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala took his offspring away, one after the other, they were all gone. They all died in front of his eyes, all of them and he had been given a lot
Subhana Allah, one after the other with everyone, he would say,
we all belong to Allah, whatever he has given to us was always his he took it away, it just returned to who it belonged to always. This is Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala, the owner of everything, what I have got what you have got, where did it come from? It came from Allah if he wants, he can take it now or he can take it later. Or he may decide never to give it to someone that is the owner, Allah La use Allah.
He is never going to be asked what he does, because He is the Creator and the decider.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala found after testing, Allahu salatu salam now with the second line of attack, if we can call it, Allah subhanho wa Taala found him to be grateful. He still says yeah, Allah, you have still given me and I thank you and I praise you and I remain in your worship and I continue with my work. So Allah subhanho wa Taala decided to test him Finally, with something very, very difficult, very difficult.
And remember, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, We ambia the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala that tests are far more difficult than the tests of the ordinary people. And then from amongst the ordinary people, those who are doing the work of the MBA, their tests will also be more difficult than the lay men on the street. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make life easy for us. May He not test us with tests that will be too difficult for us to pass, but rather me he tests us with that, we will pass inshallah with flying colors. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, then we decided to take his health away. Now the health is connected to two angles, firstly, the outward and then the
inside. So you have organs that can go back. People might not notice quickly, but you have the skin also that goes back. When a person has organ failure. A lot of the times people will still come and greet him and talk to him and so on. But the minute the person has an outward sickness and illness blistering from top to bottom, people begin to develop a distance because they think we might be infected by this it may be contagious and so on. So Allah subhanho wa Taala tested him with both of those until there was a time when nothing was operating, besides his heart and his tongue. And he still used that term to remember Allah. And he still used that heart, he never allowed it, to lead
him to frustration against Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is a lesson for us, my beloved brothers and sisters, we get sick, we get a flu, we get a cough, we get an agitation for a while and we start making dua we start with our bills and with our medication. And after a while we say What's wrong, Allah is not curing me how we lose hope in a week, in two weeks. This sickness lasted for a long, long time, some duration, say lasted seven whole years.
And a certain duration says that the people around him began keeping a distance until they decided we need to remove this man from here.
And you find even his own friends they stopped coming.
And one duration says that his wife after some time, asked him a question. How long is this going to last? That made him so upset, so upset? Because to him? He was surrendering to the degree of Allah subhanho wa Taala? Yes, he might have been trying in his own way whenever he wanted to within the limits of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But he never wanted to question the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala that was not in his nature. And he was very upset that his own wife is asking, How long will this last? Now let's be honest, how many of us ask the question. A lot of the times we get irritated and we say how long is this going to last? How Stouffer Allah May Allah forgive us, we make dua
positively to Allah and you leave it in the hands of Allah when we are in law seek We ask Allah, Allah, Allah, Grant Shiva to all those who are in Yala, Grant Shiva to all those who are ill. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala and we might go to the doctor and try and you know, get some medication within the limits of Allah subhanho wa Taala and then we leave the rest in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Imagine for seven years, so he asked his wife a question How long did Allah bless me with goodness
She looked at him and she said 80 years. For 80 years, you had goodness, you had health, you had wealth. You had offspring, you had everything. Now, how many years? Is he testing me for? She looked at him and she says, the last seven years. So how do you want me to lose hope in the mercy of Allah when I haven't even reached par with what goodness I had and the difficulty I'm facing? It's not even equal. This is seven years and that is 80 years of goodness. How can we become upset with Allah when he gave us almost a whole lifespan full of goodness, a lesson for us? Sometimes we suffer a loss one after the other. And we don't realize 30 years, we were smiling. We were happy. Now Allah
says another 10 years, we want you to go through some turbulence, we want to test you, like I normally say people say, why does Allah take things away? Well, Allah says in the Quran, he will test you in every way. He tests you with addition, and subtraction. And I've said that here before, that when you get a mathematics test, is not only the plus sign that they test you with, what is one plus one, you know, five plus 310 plus 15. That's not all. They also ask you what is 15 minus 10? Because they want to test you the negatives as well to see, do you know how to subtract the same applies? Allah subhana wa Taala tests us with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division,
whatever he wants, he tests and he tests it all wrong. This is why Allah says, has he been
wahama You done? Walla?
Walla, lemon, Allah, Latina Sadako voila lemon caddy me in? Allah says Alif Lam. Meem? Do the people think it is enough for them to say we believe and then Allah will not test them. Allah says we have indeed tested those before you. Meaning we will test every single one of you Subhana Allah? Do they think it is enough for them to say we believe and then they are not tested? Allah says no. When you say we believe Allah says Now we want to test you in order to know who is truthful in their belief, and who is just claiming by lips that I'm a believer. So many of us will say I'm a Muslim, but do we live our lives according to Islam? These are golden opportunities. This is a blessing the house of
Allah subhanho wa Taala we are in the blessed month of Ramadan in the second half of the month of Ramadan. Let us make resolution yeah Allah we will turn for your sake here and now.
Leave our bad ways and habits.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our door so are you bothering salatu salam, O Allah makes mention of how he tested him.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala says he told his wife, you can't tell me this. If I get better. I'm going to let you 100 lashes. Now he made that statement. The statement came out because it showed how powerfully he was connected to the surrendering to the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala that when someone uttered the statement from his closest relatives, saying how long is this going to last? It made him upset. So he uttered the statement unless you 100 lashes
and it is reported that she also found it very difficult. She found it very difficult and so on and as time passed one narration says she actually decided I'm now going I can't handle this anymore but we stick to the narration which says it got to a point almost breaking point, almost breaking point.
And he calls out to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says, What are you by?
La he me remember when our servant a you called out to us telling us that oh our Oh my raba Allahu Akbar, oh, my Arab. Evil has touched me. Evil has touched me and yet you are the most forgiving, Most Merciful.
Which means cure me Allah. You are most merciful and evil as touched me. Your mercy will dictate to remove that either. Allah Subhana Allah Allah festa Giovanna Allah, we responded, we responded that call How? Now in another place in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention how Allah says,
What can I do? Remember?
make mention of our slave. Look at the word use apadana our slave, our worshiper Are you is nada. When he called out to his Rob, and Nima, Sania shavon albinos. Boo.
He called out to say look, shavon has definitely harmed me with this and that with difficulty with us.
With sickness, in wealth as well as in health, loss in wealth, as well as health, and Allah subhanho wa Taala says, We told him when he was standing, his wife was not there at the time she was concentrating on something else. And Allah says, All could be rageaholic which means strike the ground with your foot. That's the least he could do. strike the ground with your foot, see what happens. So he struck the ground with his foot.
A spring gushing water cold water started gushing from his feet, Allah says, had
This is cold water for you to wash yourself with and to drink.
So as he washed, his blister started disappearing. As he drank the internal organs came in order again, to the degree that in a short space of time, his skin was renewed, totally
renewed, totally a new man.
And his internals were made again, as good as they were before and even better by drinking this water. My beloved brothers and sisters, we also have water similar to that.
We have a gift of Zamzam. We have the well in muckety muck alama. Remember, it serves the same purpose.
The Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says Zamzam is for whatever intention it is drunk with and for. So if you're drinking it, with the intention, Yama, kiyomi Yala, this Yeah, it will inshallah serve that purpose for as long as you have that yaqeen and conviction in your heart. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us from that gift. We don't take something for granted will lie it is water. That is a gift from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
This particular water was different from Samsung, but it served similar purpose where he got cure. And amazingly, when his wife came back, she looked he says, Where is the you Who are you?
But you look very similar to him. Mashallah. He says I am a you Allah granted me Kyo. Now, there was a time according to one narration, there was a time when the people around him was saying, Allah doesn't love this men. If Allah loved him, this wouldn't have happened to him at that time. And he continued, he says, never. I know that when Allah tests a person, he tests him this way as well. And he continued, and he persevered. So Allah says, We tested him one, we tested him two, we tested him three with the most difficult tests, and he passed one, he passed two, he passed three, then Allah says, Okay, here's your, here's your water as a gift, just by striking your foot on the ground,
Subhan Allah, then Allah says,
After that, not only did we return his health to him, but his family, we gave back family members double than what he had before.
In a short space of time, Allah says we gave him double what he had before.
And Allah says, we gave it to him
as a blessing from us, and as a reminder for those with sound intellect, those who want to take heed. Now how do we take heed? Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a lesson.
When Allah has tested you, when you are patient, the reward of that sub is so great that there is no ways I can describe it to you. Allah says in the manual for sabi una
Allah recompenses, the one who engages in patience and suburb in a way that is unlimited. Unlimited, It is reported that when a person is sick and ill, and they are patient about it, and they continue, and if they die in that condition, or when a person who was sick happens to die on the day of glioma, when they see the reward that they accumulated solely by sitting and being patient, they will say, Why didn't you keep us sick all our lives, we could have accumulated much more.
So don't lose hope. When you have a slight sickness here or there, terminal or not. We ask Allah to grant Shiva to all those who are saying, yes, it is an act of worship to go and seek cure. But at the same time, it is also an act of worship whilst the cure is being sought, that we bear patients. The same applies when you've lost your loved ones. Look at it. You bought a solemn, he lost all his children, all of them. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says we gave him a gift. We gave him his children and we multiply them by to a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala imagine Allahu Akbar. Look at this gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala when we have lost a loved one, right?
Remember one thing? Allah subhanho wa Taala will grant you so much goodness in return so much that we cannot describe it Allah says,
without limits, unlimited reward you will receive. But don't question the decree of Allah Allah you took my child away. Why? No, don't ask Allah. Why. Say Allah say what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
he held his son by him. While this rule was being taken away, and a tear rolled down the eyes of Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Sahaba of Allah and whom are watching. And he looks and he says,
In La La hawla wala, Houma la makuuchi in the Whoa, big Muslim, he says, definitely, for Allah is what he has taken away, and it belonged to him in the first place anyway.
And he says, everything has a fixed time. And the Sahaba of the law him asked him, yeah, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam we see you are crying. We see a tear rolling. He says, I'm not questioning the will of Allah. We are happy at the degree of Allah. But these tears in nama here Ramadan, Allah Allah Hafiz Abadi, Rama. This is a sign of mercy that Allah has placed in the hearts of those who have a little bit of mercy. So May Allah subhanahu wa taala help us to distinguish between the tears of sorrow that we are going to miss someone and so on and that tears of mercy and on the other hand, tears of anger and being upset with the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala May we
never be on that condition.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
He now returned the health of a you Valley Salaam, and as he is bathing in this hadith in Sahih al Bukhari as he is bathing, without his clothes on his bathing. Allah subhanho wa Taala sent locusts that fell from heaven from Jenna.
And they came pure gold Lucas, fully
pure gold. This is the correct narration and he started gathering them
and he was thankful to Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala asked him over you, you know, we will take care of you. Why are you gathering these locusts? He says, Yeah, Allah, this is mercy from you, I must gather Subhana Allah, so Allah He studies Well, in a miraculous way, health in a miraculous way, wealthy in a miraculous way. And Allah subhanho wa Taala gave him children again, in a miraculous way. Subhan Allah, and this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says he had one issue one more issue. He swore that he would lash his wife 100 lashes if he was cured, now he's cured.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed to him
Well, what's the big deal with
Allah says, Don't break your promise, we will show you a way out.
You can take a little bunch full of grass like branch, very light, and use that to Alesis. So imagine now you're taking a few bundle a bundle of little grass and you're using that it has no pain, but you are not breaking your promise. Look how Allah taught him away out
of this, because he was genuine, he did not make a custom for some silly reason but it was because of Allah and because of his love for Allah subhanho wa Taala so Allah showed him way out. May Allah subhanho wa Taala show us also ways out of our problems and Mrs. Subhana Allah sometimes really, we have caused our own mess. And sometimes we are stuck in it. Believe me, this is the month of Ramadan if you are sincere, and you want to come out of your mess, voila, you can walk straight out of it by the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala just call out to Allah and head back to the straight path and you see how the doors will swing open one after the other.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of that. Then at the end, Allah says
Allahu Akbar, in Ghana who saw bureaux near Malibu in
we found him to be very patient what an excellent worshipper of ours. Indeed he was after returning to us. Look at Allah praising you by a salatu salam. Now for Allah to say we found him patient imagine what type of tests he must have been through. When Allah declares this slave of ours was an excellent worshiper. He was so patient we tested him and we found him to be patient. And Allah says in a word, the word a word means one who constantly returns to Allah subhanho wa Taala everything he returns to Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who returned to him at all times. So that was a una salatu wa sallam. It is reported that he lived for many years 93
Some say he had 26 children and so on all these figures, we actually do not have them from solidly authentic narration so we will not make mention of the details of it but we do know in a nutshell Allah blessed him in such a great way. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed us too, but remember for the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala to come in our direction, we need to also strive and struggle, bear patience and you need to know that not every day will be rosy, one day you will have difficulty one day you will have ease Yamanaka while Malaika a day for you and the day against you. One day will be in your favor, the other day will be against you Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks
about it in the Quran.
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Kela Allah says, As for men, when we grant him when we give him by testing him, or in order to test him, we give him a lot. And thereafter he says, Oh, my lord has honored me. And when we start taking things away in order to test him, he says, My Lord has let me down is disgraced me, Allah says, Nay, that's not correct. Allah test. If you have a business, you have to suffer a loss one day, it cannot be profit all the way down. No, Allah says we want to see can you adjust your life once again, to what it used to be many years ago, and still thank Allah to say, I still got more than what I used to have 30 years back.
Let's move to another prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala the Prophet Yunus Allahu salatu salam, he's also known as the noon Why is he known as the noon because a noon would mean the big fish so he is the companion of the fish or of the whale, the huge fish. What happened to him a beautiful story, amazing story.
Allah subhanho wa Taala sent the Prophet Yunus in English we would say Jonah, may peace be upon him. Allah subhanho wa Taala sent this prophet to certain people, it is reported close to Iraq or within Iraq, within what we know is era. And Allah subhanho wa Taala instructed him to guide these people to call them towards Allah and to warn them of the previous punishments and to tell them that Allah subhanho wa Taala can send you this punishment and that punishment, and he can send you in the same way he sent the previous nations and so on. And he started his work as an OB of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he worked. And he started calling his people, they were just more than 100,000 people.
And he started calling his people but they were not listening to him. And he got irritated with them in the sense that he his patients was running out, they started saying things and exactly how the others used to do they started doing so he decided, you know what, I'm not winning with these people. Let me go away, I might find other people somewhere very, very far away. And I might call them and they might come in to the fold, they might listen.
Now, Allah subhanho wa Taala had not instructed him to go away. But he wanted to go to spread the dean because he really wanted people to accept nobody was accepted. So that irritation made him go. So as he went, he decided, right, I'm upset, I'm angry, I'm going, and I'm going so far that I want to jump into a ship and I want to go somewhere far away over across the ocean across the sea. So as he arrived at the coast, there was a laden boat, which was now going he jumped into it and he was gone.
It had goods, and suddenly, Mashallah they went into the sea, and then the wind started blowing. And then the storm started gathering, meaning Subhanallah, the ship started rocking. And after a while it started sinking.
And when it started sinking, the people decided we need to get rid of our goods to make it light. So they started throwing one by one, the goods, everything went out, everything was gone, the ship is still sinking, the boat is still sinking. We don't know the exact size of it, but it was Laden. By this time. All the goods were out. Now they looked at the people, they said there's only one way of being fair, we need to draw lots. We need to draw lots now drawing lots meaning they had their own system, whether it was you know, whatever dice or whatever it was, whether they put the names in the hat and picked out one, whatever it was, they decided we are going to choose this method and
whoever's name comes with throwing him out one by one. So they gathered everything they picked out first person's name, Yunus. They looked at him, they said, No, this is a good man. And he's a blessed man. And he's, you know, really an asset to the people on this boat. So let's try again.
So now they tried again, when they tried again, and Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of this in the Quran, when they try it again. Amazingly, they picked out the name again it was his name
they looked at in this No no, no, no, no, can't beat Let's try again third time. So they trying again third time and
They picked the name of the show it was his name for the third time. So he looked they looked at him they said, Okay, that's it, sorry, but you're gonna have to jump off. So in the middle of the see Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem, and he jumped out. And as he jumped out, Allah subhanho wa Taala instructed away, to eat him
to take him in. So the whale opened its mouth. And as he was in the water, battling probably with the water, the whale came in and big Gulf and he was in it. Now you can imagine water must have gone in, he went in with it. And he was now in the belly of the whale unconscious lying there.
And then he gets up after a while. And let's make mention of the verses Allah makes mentioned beautiful verses in the Quran. Well, then Mooney La Habra move all the fun Allen naka de la Li.
Allah says the known that men have the Companion of the big fish. When he went away, remember, he went away angrily he was upset with the people. And he thought that Allah subhanho wa Taala would not get to him in punishment. He thought Allah is not going to punish me because I am going away but I'm going for the right reasons. I want to go and call other people to the, to the, to the cause, or to the path. So he says Allah subhanho wa Taala is not going to hold me or hold this against me and he won't do anything to me. And Allah says no, we are all able and capable. In another place. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and it's amazing. What in you know, salamina masani indeed, Yunus or Jonah
May peace be upon him is from the messengers. We believe he's a messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says, Is abeka Ll funaki mesh
fossa, Hama, sakana Amina moda hobby fellow takoma Hutto Mooney, he jumped into the lead in ship. Do you remember Allah is saying he jumped into the lathe and ship and then when they drew the lats, his name kept on appearing. So when he jumped off, Allah says we instructed the way to eat him.
Now what happened? As he gets up, he obviously started noticing difficulty because you can imagine what's in the belly of a whale. These fish, they normally don't chew whatever they eat, they just got the whole thing, and it digests inside the belly beautifully. So he started slowly, but surely feeling that these enzymes are getting the better of me here. His clothes were gone in a little while
digested, and now the skin started slowly.
And he called out to Allah subhanho wa Taala he fell prostrate sudduth
in the belly of a whale,
in the darkness of the night, the bottom of the sea. And what do how he made a powerful, so powerful that it's mentioned in the Quran. And when the Sahaba of the Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam Yasuo Allah, can we use the same da? He said, why not? Allah says, What can daddy can and gentlemen, that is how we will save those who believe. So you can use those words up to this day we are taught to use that da So what was the DA? Firstly, Allah says
he called out in the darkness, the darkness is the plural of darkness is used, why there were three darknesses one is the darkness of the belly of the whale to is the darkness of the depth of the ocean or the sea and three is the darkness of the night dark. Nobody would ever find you there today when they want to rescue people whose meaning who have been maybe a catastrophe at sea or something, an accident or a plane crash and the people are over the sea. They've got to wait for the following morning because they cannot see.
But here, Allah says in this darkness when he frustrated he says yeah, Allah. I am the first human who is engaging in your worship in this place. The belly of a whale, the darkness of the ocean, right down underneath. And here I am in frustration for you. Yeah, Allah, Allah what I did was wrong.
What did he do? He went away he left these people they Allah sent him to those people and he went to eat. So this was the de la
Suba Chanukah, Nico domina volley me. There is none worthy of worship besides you Yama. Indeed I am from amongst the wrongdoers Yala. Have mercy on me. He's asking Allah, I am amongst the wrongdoers. None were the
Worship but you, you are the only one who can save me.
The conviction he had Allah subhanho wa Taala says shortly now there is a difference of opinion as to how long he remained in the belly of the whale. I need to say that that is not too important. What is important he is he was in there, he made the dua to Allah when Allah subhanho wa Taala instructed the whale to spit him out, he was spat out. So Allah says, there was a reason why we accepted his duel.
He called out to Allah and the DA was accepted and Allah says there was a reason why we accepted the da
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Had he not been from amongst those who constantly remember Allah subhanho wa Taala. In test B, we wish he would have probably remained in the belly of the whale until the Day of Resurrection.
Now there are two series of this particular verse.
If you look at the wording, it says had he not been from those who constantly remembered Allah subhanho wa Taala. That means, prior to this, he every time he remembered Allah every day he remembered Allah always he engaged in the acts of worship, he was conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He engaged in his test we had in praising Allah subhanho wa Taala on a constant basis daily. So that is why now when he called out to Allah, Allah responded to him straight.
And it is reported in one narration, that when when a person does good deeds, it goes up to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
It goes up to Allah subhanho wa Taala the angels take it up, Allah knows that it has happened, but the angels are making, taking a record why in order to hold it for you or against you by a totally independent source.
Someone might want to argue now the villa with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And they will say no, Allah says, here's the witness. If someone says to know the law, say right, let your hand speak. Allah says this in the Quran. If someone says no, Allah says, okay, let your legs bear witness against you, and so on. So the angels take it up. So every day they used to take up this prayer, and that evening, they took up the prayer of Eunice la sala but they say yeah, Allah is this not this worshiper every day we bring in his deeds up today we hearing this call a week call from the bottom of the ocean Yala. Isn't it him? Allah says yes, it's my worship. It is Eunice.
So look, the moral of this is, if you are close to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
At times of ease, Allah will rush to you when you are in difficulty. We've said it before. The Allah Allah Allah if
you get close to Allah when your days are easy, the day a difficulty comes you will find Allah rushing in your direction.
That is what happened to you in the salesianum and that was the day he made. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says
fana BATNA Houben La Ilaha Saki suffering,
we caused him or the whale to release him onto the coast and he was very sick, sick in the sense that his skin was quite eaten, and he was naked. That is what the verse says, olara he was not closed.
And the sun was affecting him and his skin needed some form of remedy. So Allah says, We gave him a gift. What was the next gift? Look, when Allah cures do he does not just leave something, he kills you completely. We always say Shiva and Camila and ajilon. We ask Allah for complete, immediate cure. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant you to those who are secondary.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Well,
and right next to him, we caused a little tree to grow of a plant. Yeah, clean. Now what is your thing? They say it is from the god family.
So this plant grew, and as it grew to three things happened, he covered himself he benefited from it and he was cured. Subhana Allah and Allah says, We sent him back to his people. Our cell now in me at elfin.
We sent him to 100,000 or more than 100,000 he went back to his people. When he went back to his people. He was shocked. Why was he shocked? Now, when he was away, the other job that he promised, started hovering. They saw dark clouds, clouds coming and they had known the stories of the previous nations and they had seen
These dark clouds, all of them looked at it all 100,000 and more how many ever they were. They looked at this dark cloud and they all agreed that this is the other that was promised to us by us. So they all believed in him, every single one of them without an exception.
This is the Nabhi of Allah subhanho wa Taala whom his whole oma accepted the message, the whole oma
so Allah subhanho wa Taala says Amano format,
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He mean, Allah says, was there any nation whose acceptance of the message after seeing the punishment helped them when they accepted wholesale besides the people of euros, there was no one else. Allah says when they saw the punishment of Allah, they accepted, all of them believed in Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah says, We diverted that punishment, and we granted him joy for a little while.
So this goes to show that Allah subhanho wa Taala gave them a chance that he did not give others what was the chance when the punishment was coming? And they said we believe He then took it away.
Why? Because there was not a single person who did not believe.
Take a look at the others like Abu Jamal, It is reported that when he was being killed in the battle,
he tells these people around him, you know what, I'm dying now, but cut my head from the bottom most part of my MC so they can see how big my head was later on. Look at this. Look at this. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says this one was worse than down at least Freetown. As he's drowning. He says, I believe I believe now. I mean, in the God of Moses and Aaron Allahu Akbar, mela, peace be upon the messengers.
But this one Abuja not even so Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us goodness. And this is why To this day, the two out of the distressed we should know, Allah, here's your call, my beloved mothers and sisters, my beloved brothers, really we need to know the darkness of the night, in the furthest part of the world, in the bush of any way, wherever you are, whatever it is, remember, Allah is hearing you. You whisper. Allah hears you. And I want to draw your attention to something beautiful in the Quran about these two messengers.
the request is not even made mention of. They didn't say you buy a salad. There's no mention in the plan that he said is funny to me. He just says Yala, I am wrong, you are more merciful. You are the Most Merciful. Allah already knew this means he wants kill Allah God.
Eunice la Salah What happened? He didn't say yeah Allah kill me. The Quran doesn't make mention of that the Quran says he just said La ilaha illa Anta you are alone The one who is worthy of worship no one else so for Hanukkah Glory be to You in me consuming of barley mean? I was definitely from amongst the wrongdoers. Yeah Allah I am from the wrongdoers The moment he said that Allah have mercy on him. So to admit your guilt is prime prime. Allah already knows what you want. He's put you in that condition. But the Quran does not make mention of how you know Salah is Salam or you said yeah, Allah, I am wrong. So now I really desperately urgently want to cure that bit at the end. We don't
hear of it in the Quran.
This is the power of Allah.
As we hear Allah subhanho wa Taala knows what we want to utter into our even though sometimes our eloquence is not good enough to say what exactly is in our hearts. Allah knows you say Allah, you see the difficulties I have you know them better than I do. Yeah, Allah you are most merciful. Love that is now
because sometimes we need things we don't know how to wait it.
And the point that has just come to my mind also that we can close on. Take a look at the wife of a you been in salatu salam she served. She was dedicated many, many years. She then she asked that one question. Fair enough. The question was asked, thereafter everything happened in March.
It was all sorted out, but bring it to our lives today. Whether it is in marriage, or at home or anywhere else small thing goes wrong. And a person says, right, I'm fed up, you can't afford me anymore. I want to go home. Well, ah, what's happening? Today you take a look at young girls, young boys more. So I'd like to advise the young girls don't think that when you get married, you just must look for a man who already is a millionaire. And everything and there's a jigsaw puzzle and you the last puzzle to just come and fit in and everything's going to be okay. That's not how it works. No, you're going to marry someone who will probably have stages and steps you will have days which
are good and days which might not be that good. And it's all up and down. And that's how it is to Hana Allah We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us goodness, even those who are wealthy, they will come a day when you suffer a loss. They will come a day. It depends how you take the loss. Sometimes we have a person, very, very wealthy multimillionaire, he suffers 100,000 and he's depressed. Whereas there is a man who's got 50 rents. Now someone says You owe me 60 He's 10 rents behind and he's still happy, he says inshallah, tomorrow I'll come with you 10 rents
subhanho wa Taala. Grant us a deep understanding of Allah He, these are the days to be thankful to Allah tomorrow we have an appointment with Musa Lee Salatu was Salam story, inshallah by the will of Allah until then was Allahu wa Salaam wa barik ala nabina, Muhammad Subhan Allah Subhana Allah Mohammed a condition to Allah, Allah Allah