Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2018
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Bismillah. R Rahman Rahim In the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala Most Gracious, Most Merciful Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah, he was happy hegeman we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala upon all conditions we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household, his companions, we ask a lot to bless them to bless every one of us, to grant us goodness in this world and the next to make us from among those who benefit from the beautiful month of Ramadan to make us from those whom, whenever we call out to the Almighty, He gives us what we want. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala
to be pleased with us, my brothers and sisters, we're looking at the supplications of the messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And initially, only the places where they are mentioned to have sought the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. I given you the example of Adam alayhis salam, the example of Musa alayhis salam the example of Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. Sulaiman alayhis salam. And here we are with Dr. Wu Dally Salatu was Salam who was the father of Sulayman alayhis salam, some people had come to him in order to
distinguish between them in order to judge between them who was right and wrong. And unfortunately, without listening to one of the parties, he already made a decision. Immediately he realized he was wrong because he had not yet given the other party the opportunity to clarify what their position was and to express their evidence. So immediately he sought the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is made mention of in Surah, two ambia In fact, it's made mention of ensuited sod, we Allah subhanho wa Taala says, festival Ferrara, Boku wa one we'll do a number fatten Now here is the best while one
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Allah says, Tao Danny Sallam immediately realized that Allah had tested him, so he sought forgiveness. And he fell prostrate, he bowed down immediately turning back to Allah. Now when we hear this verse, we're actually supposed to be falling down into prostration ourselves. And the reason is, when we hear an instruction from Allah to the believers to fall prostrate, we fall prostrate. When we hear how others in the past have fallen prostrate, when they have had something good they have heard or when they have had an instruction of Allah and they fell prostrate, we also will fall prostrate. When we hear how some did not prostrate, even when they were instructed to
prostrate, we fall prostrate because we are not like those. These are some of the reasons behind something known as to do the Attila, those prostrations whereby you read a verse of the Quran and you have to prostrate. This is one of them, where the old Allah is Salatu was Salam. He fell prostrate as a result of seeking the forgiveness of Allah when he knew that what he did was actually a mistake. So that would be a Salatu was Salam. What we learned from this number one is something outside of this topic of supplications. And that is, when you judge between people make sure you give everyone a chance to put forward their evidence, their story, you don't judge without listening
to both sides or more sides if there are more involved. But if you want to give advice to someone, you may give them advice without listening to anyone else. Because obviously, if you were to ask me for advice, based on something you said, I would be able to advise you on condition that what you said to me was accurate. May Allah make it easy for every one of us. But a point I'd like to draw from this application of the odelay Sam, look at how he sought the closeness of Allah subhanho wa Taala by falling prostrates when he sought forgiveness. So with us too, we seek the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. When we seek the forgiveness of Allah, we need to follow it up by
Engaging in acts of worship for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala that would reconfirm that indeed we are connected with Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this was the old la Salatu was salam, what a beautiful, beautiful way of seeking the forgiveness of Allah where he seeks the forgiveness and immediately thereafter he fell prostrate. So this brings me to recapping what we've said in over the last few episodes. And that was, we praise Allah we seek the forgiveness of Allah we declare the greatness of Allah we express our total dependence upon Allah, the independence of Allah, all these words, it's preferred to do a good deed before you seek something from Allah, before you make a do
out or supplicate to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And also, what's important for us to know is sending blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is very, very important without it, you would actually be minimizing that the power of the DA and the supplication you're making thereafter in a very humble way. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala. We again at the end of our supplication, seek the blessings of Allah we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and we follow it up with obedience.
That's a very important last factor that we've learned here from doubt and a solemn supplication to follow up your dua with obedience and not with disobedience. May Allah subhanahu wa taala make it easy for every one of us. I now want to go into some of the other supplications of the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala where they, they were not connected directly to seeking forgiveness, but they were general supplications let's look at know the Prophet Noah. May peace be upon him, just to put you into the picture. No Holly is Salatu was Salam was sent to his people very few actually accepted the message. That was fine, but they started harming him. harming him was actually now
calling the Wrath of Allah against them. But no, Allah is salam, the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was very, very patient. He did not lose his school. He was extremely patient, he tried with them. As the generations came, they were worse than the previous generations. Remember, he lived with them for many, many years, almost 1000 years he was with his people, and he lived even beyond that. But the strange thing is when he called out to Allah, when he called out to Allah, at a certain point where it was just too much. It teaches us that no matter who you are, there is a point beyond which it becomes difficult to remain positive.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us we are not prophets of Allah, the prophets remain positive but they still call out to Allah, Oh Allah, it's enough now. With us as humankind, I think if he if he was patient for 94 950 years, we probably would be patient for nine hours may be May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all patience. But at that juncture, he raised his hands calling out to Allah Subhana Allah and the prophet SAW Selim used to raise his hands when he used to call out to Allah and he sometimes raised them very, very high as well. So raising your hands when you are calling out to Allah is a tsunami of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam new Halle Salatu was Salam.
He then says to Allah subhanho, wa Taala or be in a coma, the boon or be in tomika, the boon we take a look surah to Shara verse number 117.
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meaning he says, Oh my Rob, my people have belied me. That's what he says, Oh, my rub, my people have belied me. So open for us or separate us, open for us, between us make for us a victory between us and them open for us in opening such that you will save myself and those who have believed with me, the genie Amaya, mineral momineen. Myself and those who have believed with me, he called out to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah responded his call. Allah says, we then saved them. But remember the period between seeking the help of Allah and it started coming immediately. But the effect of it was years later, he was told, okay, now you bear patients, no one is going to be accepting the Message
From now on, whoever is remaining. They're going to remain on misguidance but you start building an ark Subhanallah so it took long. Allah didn't just say okay, no, holy salam, we love you enough to just destroy them in the morning.
It was a long period of time. And the ark was being built and then slowly but surely, a lot of developments took place. And after a while, after some years, the floods happened.
This shows us that when we call out to Allah for something, he hears it and he knows when the time is right, it will happen. musala is Salatu was Salam when he called out against the Pharaoh and we probably will see that prayer, that supplication, Allah tells him cuddle ouji, but downward to coma faster Kima your your application has been positively responded to. We have answered your dua. Now we want you to be steadfast. It's reported that 40 years later the punishment actually came. So Allah says remain steadfast. We've heard you we know what you want. We're going to give you what you want. We've already given it to you but remain steadfast when the time is right. It's going to come.
Every one of us we call out to Allah, we ask Allah let's seek His forgiveness as we learned from the beginning, then we ask Allah what we want we want to be protected from people who are oppressors we want to be protected from wrongdoers. You know, first benei, or been on for 10 over law, you know, open something between them and us now, we need the victory between between us we need to declare certain whose victory it is between us. So it's amazing how, when we call out we become impatient, Allah has heard it, it might take a year, two years, five years it will happen. Be patient by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this is no hallahan Salatu was Salam one of the wordings that is
mentioned in the Quran. In another wording, Allah says
how he, how he caused all of them to be drowned for Gina who
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We saved him and those who were with him in the laden arc, an arc that Allah had instructed him to take certain things, certain animals on board with him and the people, the believers, they were all in. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, We saved them. The rest of them were drowned. So this was the response.
This was the response that was given to Mohali salatu salam in Surah Al kamar it's amazing how different wording is used because obviously know how a Salah must have called out to Allah so many times with different wordings but asking for the same thing further out of bamboo.
aneema Hulu urban fantasy. So he called out to his rub saying that I am overcome so help me I'm overcome. I'm overwhelmed. How many of us feel overwhelmed, we feel overcome by the hardship the difficulty, so much more that is happening here. No, Halle salami only says Oh, Allah helped me. You know, it's like someone yelling hab. And the people will come they don't have to say exactly what help they want. The moment you see this person you will understand and realize what type of help they want. Either there is a fire, they don't the fire is burning. And the person is calling out help. You don't need to see what's going on. You can see that there is a fire it's burning. So
immediately the person will be rushing to the assistance someone's drowning. You know you don't go see what's going on. No one does that. The minute you hear help, it's powerful. It is powerful. People will rush Do you think your Lord will not rush Allah?
So my brothers and sisters here in Surah two kamar Allah subhanho wa Taala says no Hello Hey Salam says aneema boo boo fantasy, in name of urban fantasy, depending obviously on the wording. He says I am overcome overwhelmed. Please Help Help me. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says Fatah Hana Baba sama, Eb ma Mohammed, what a powerful wording. Allah says so we opened the doors of the skies with flowing water gushing water complete it was so much that nobody would survive it. So hon Allah another place of the Quran Allah explains how the water came from underneath the water table rose above the ground level and it came from the top as well. So they were they were engulfed in all this water and they
drowned. Now look at the wording of Allah. For Allah time is nothing time is a creature that's it amazing.
Allah says no honey Salaam cried for our help.
You know the word using used by Allah for fatahna so we opened the door.
of the water from the heavens. It seems like there was no gap between the two. But there was such a long gap. So behind Allah such a long gap, there was a gap where he had to build the ark people laughed at him and there's a long history. But remember, when you call out to Allah, your endurance will have seemed very short the day the victory comes, all of us at some point in our lives, we've been through hardship difficulty, don't you agree with an easy day comes we forget the hardship, ask the women who've given birth, how difficult it was during the days of, or during the time of labor, when they were delivering that particular child, but they will have they will tell you, you know
what, it's gone. I forget that I remember people telling me you know what, it's it's we went through such difficult days. And we would never like to go through these difficult days again, and Allah test them with something even more difficult.
And what happens, they then go through those days and they say, You know what? Still we now that we are in ease, it's okay, we forget about what happened in the past. People who are wealthy today, they've got a good job. They forget the fact that they suffered for four years, five years hunting for a job and they were almost going to give up hope. Don't give up hope. I keep on giving this example of a job in most of my episodes, because so many people actually message and email saying, Hey, you know, what do I can we read for a job and so on. And they think that it's, you know, you're just gonna read this data and everything's gonna happen, there is a timeframe Are you willing to
wait? Are you willing to wait in the same way that the previous prophets have actually waited? If you're going to wait patiently and keep on repeating the dua, then that is the plan. Now one might ask, why does Allah do that? Why does Allah make us call out to him, and then he gives us a response, but he takes his time, simple reasons. Number one, to test you if you are truthful in your belief or not. If you are truthful, in your belief, it will bring you closer in conviction and faith to Allah. So Allah says, You said you're a believer. Okay, we're going to test you. You've had a few things, we're going to take away a few things. Will you still remain a believer? You say yes, so
Allah says, right, we've taken away so many things, you calling out to Allah, we still not going to give it to you. Do you remain a believer? Are you firm? Are you going to continue in your worship? does it bring you closer to us? Or does it take you further away?
If it takes you further away from Allah, you have lost my brothers and sisters. Take a look at those who are sick and ill.
May Allah grant them cure as they are making dua to Allah. Sometimes they become despondent, they become, they lose hope they lose
their faith, and that is a very, very bad sign. Allah says, Don't lose faith, don't lose hope it's part of our test. Many people when they get better, they go back to their bad ways. They forget Allah. So many people, when they suffer, they come close to Allah, with the minute Allah solves their problem, they actually become distant from Allah for that reason. Allah keeps them in the difficulty and hardship because he loves the way they're calling out to him and crying in this condition. When they were not in this condition. They were actually far from Allah and he knows if we take them away from this condition, they might go back into their disobedience of Allah. So for
this reason, I like delays. He tests you. Has he been through a Roku? roku?
Do the people think it's enough for them or it's going to be okay sufficient for them to say we are believers, then they are not tested. The only time you're going to be tested is when you say you're a believer, you've now entered the examination. So you are going to be tested by Allah one after the other, you lose loved ones, you suffer health matters, you suffer financial matters. You suffer social problems, you suffer mental stress and whatever else you have, you suffer so many things. Because that's Allah saying, Wow, you want it to be tested. We're going to test you. A person wants to pass an examination but doesn't want to sit the exam foolish. A person wants a PhD but doesn't
want to make an effort with the thesis, etc. Foolish.
You want to achieve a qualification? You're going to need to prove yourself. You want to achieve closeness to Allah, you're going to have to prove yourself Allah says I'll test you, you really close to me, I'm going to test you, you really love me. I'm going to test you Subhanallah prove that love. And this this is why the response is sometimes delayed for you to be given an opportunity to prove your love, dedication, faith conviction in Allah. And this is where we should never ever lose. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who always call out to Him with lots and lots of hope. So Allah subhanho wa Taala has made mention of a few other of the supplications of know Allah,
his Salatu was Salam.
And some of them are very, very strong. Very, very strong.
Wrong. Were right at the end of surah.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, No holy salam, you know, in that desperate need, he was being harmed by these people for years for generations. And he says, or abilities or Allah, or the mineral caffeine in the urine. Oh my Rob, I don't want you to keep even one of them on Earth. Don't even leave a single one of them. They're giving birth to those who are worse than they are. Wow. Imagine what type of hardship he must have gone through in order to say that for someone to be patient for 950 years, and then give up. Allahu Akbar, may Allah grant us even a droplet of that patience. So I always say when we are harming someone, if they're friends of Allah, they may not pray against us.
They may not pray against us, they may say Oh, like guide this person, you know, soften their heart, bring them towards you, etc. But there comes a point where they may raise their hands and the Hadith says it tequila what Allah blue for in hula Sabina ha verbena la hijab, be fearful of the supplication made against you by the person you have wronged, Muslim or non Muslim.
You have wronged someone, be careful if they have to call a law in order to deal with you You are doomed. That's what the Hadith says.
Be careful when you harmed someone be very careful of the supplication they may make against you because there is no barrier between it and Allah when someone has wronged you. The angels are saying I mean, I mean I mean to me Do you make make a good?
Allah is listening to any do you make and he's gonna give it to you. When you make a do I make do I for guidance, but my brothers and sisters that's on the other side. What about those who have oppressed?
this hadith is saying Be careful of that too. Ah, look at no Holly salon. He was patient he was calm. The day he asked Allah Allah says we will destroy all of them and everything gone completely wiped out. Why? Because we know they've wronged you.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us. That's why when we are suffering in our own lives, yes. Many people think to themselves, perhaps, you know, it's just a test, or is it a punishment? I usually would like to let people think that it's a test from Allah. But there are a few questions you need to ask yourself. Have you wronged anyone? Have you harmed a friend of Allah? Have you harmed the llama? Have you mocked and joked about those who are obedient? Have you actually done something wrong, especially to a fellow human being because Allah can forgive you when you seek forgiveness from Allah but a fellow human being may not forgive you when you wronged them, and you
will taste the bitterness of what you've done in your life multiplied, multiplied, so people are seeing my life is a mess. I've got no contentment, no happiness, I've got nothing. Everything is turning upside down. Well, I need to ask you a few questions. Have you wronged someone think deep? Think carefully. Did you swear a beggar on the street? Did you did you curse a non Muslim outside there in an insulting way hurt his feelings? Like I said, the non Muslims to Allah says, Muslim the condition is they need to call out to allow that da if it's against you, and it's to Allah, there is nothing that says it's not going to be accepted. It may be May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an
understanding, don't wrong, don't oppress people don't hurt and harm people watch out because that is very dangerous. This is why the development of character and conduct in Islam is given such a high place that you will earn gender just by the development of your character and conduct. Because if you have bad character and conduct you will suffer the consequences of it when people start cursing you at a certain point. inshallah, in the next episode, we will be seeing more of the supplications of these wonderful messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala and what they asked Allah and how he responded, and we will look at the wording in sha Allah. May Allah bless you all akula
kolyada or sallallahu wasallam albaraka Allah Nabina Muhammad wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.