Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2018
Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh and welcome back to the next segment of this beautiful beautiful series known as supplications from Revelation Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah where Allah Allah, he was happy Ah man, we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his companions, his household May Allah subhanahu wa taala, bless them and bless every one of us, grant us goodness in this world and the next my brothers, my sisters, we were taking a look at some of the supplications of the Prophet Ibrahim or Abraham May peace be upon him alayhi salatu was Salam. And I made mention of how
broad his supplications were, they will not just for himself, they will not only for his offspring, but they included cities, they included the whole globe, they included you and die, they were for produce, they were for guidance, and they had so many different angles and aspects. In his own life, he also went through hardship Allah did not give him offspring for a very, very long time. Many of us we get married, Mashallah we take it for granted. And we expect to have children at a certain time, not realizing that sometimes one of two things happen.
Well, initially, those will get offspring. I'm not talking about those because that is quite normal. But one of two things happen to the rest. Sometimes Allah delays something. So while you think that you would achieve offspring, or you would get children in the next so many years, and Allah says no, I wanted to delay prolong further 1015 years, then I will give you offspring, why it's a loss plan. He wants you to come become closer to him. He wants you to expand on anything else, he probably has chosen something else for you. You need to understand it, pick it up and work towards it. And you need to, you need to be a person who's happy with what Allah has chosen for you while trying to
achieve what would really make you happy yet, you are still happy with the decree of Allah and you know, that he's done it for a reason. And some of these reasons we understand, some of them don't. Secondly, sometimes a lot chooses not to give you at all. That also is the plan of Allah. So here's Ibrahim alayhi salam, he didn't have children. Years passed by he still didn't have children, and he made the dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala are being held Ballymena Sani hain Robbie hubballi mina sorry hain, Oh Allah grant me offspring who will be pious, who will be good,
who will be acceptable to you? Now when we asked for offspring a lot of the times and I've seen this with people who are asking Allah for children, you know, because Allah makes it sometimes makes them
or gives them a bit of a pause. They say Allah grant me offspring grant me children, grumpy children, add a clause to it. Oh Allah grant me good children, pious children, give me children who will obey you give me children who will please you and so on. Very interesting how to add something gives value to the DA so don't just say Allah grant me children, or Allah give me children who will be the coolness of my eyes and always within your obedience or when it comes to money wealth, people ask Allah Allah give me bless me with money all I got to pay my bills all I got a debt, Allah helped me to pay my debt. Wait, add a clause to it, or Allah grant me wealth that I can use to earn your
pleasure. And then when you get it, use it, to earn the pleasure of Allah is sometimes people say, oh, Allah, when you give me I'm going to do this, I will build a machine, I will do this for the poor, I'm going to give so much percentage I'm going then when Allah gives you, it doesn't come because you say no, I still need to do this. I need to do that. Don't be hypocritical. Call out to Allah. Ask him when you're asking him, add him in the equation in the sense that you're saying, Oh Allah, I want you to fulfill my need. And when you do,
I would like it to be fulfilled in a way that I'm going to be able to do X, Y and Zed for your cause. Now, I quickly want to distinguish between people who connect something that Allah will give them to something they will do if Allah gives them. That's not what we're saying. So you don't say, Oh Allah, if you give me children, then I'm going to give you this. Or if you give me this, then I'm going to give you that that is not the way forward. That is not actually correct. It's not right to say that but what you say, Oh Allah grant me those who are good, Grant me wealth that is blessed grant me wealth that I will
Be able to spend in your cause I've already got a plan. It's all there. I just want that, well to be able to do this, I want this well so that it can be part of what I'm going to do. There's a subtle difference between the two. I'm saying, Oh Allah give me pious offspring. I'm not saying Oh, like, if you give me the offspring, then I'm going to do this for you and that for you.
You see, one is called another when a person promises Allah that Allah if I pass my examination, then I'm going to read, I'm going to give a charity. Allah says, I don't need that charity, so maybe you don't need to pass. You see, it's like we are saying to Allah, you need the charity. So if you give me this, I'm going to give you that. So the hadith of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam in Sahih al Bukhari says that that number is actually mcru. It's not it's detested. It is extracted from a person who doesn't want to do the deeds.
Very interesting. I think some of us might never have heard of what I've just said, Now, when you say, Oh Allah, if you make me pass my examination, Oh Allah, if you kill me, then I'm going to read the Quran. Once Allah says you, I didn't ask you, meaning I'm not going to benefit from you reading the Quran.
But the correct way of doing it is to say, Oh Allah, and I've given a charity, I'd like you to help me to pass. So the charity is not connected to whether or not you're going to make me pass. But I'm pleading with you to make me pass because you are the greatest. You have it in you to make me pass. Indeed, I'm going to work as hard as I can. That brings me to another quick point when you are supplicating. When you're calling out to Allah, don't be lazy. And don't let that be your only port of call.
Because you say Oh Allah, I want to pass or Allah helped me to pass my examination. But you haven't worked. You haven't studied, you haven't tried. Allah says, Well, I gave you all the the tools of passing, I gave them to you, you didn't use them. So while you are calling out to Allah subhanho wa Taala to ask him to make you pass. He has now given you the ability, the capacity you work as hard as you can and then and then you will actually achieve that by the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But if you cut it, just and you just asked Allah then Allah will also cut it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us guidance. Ibrahim alayhis salam Salatu was Salam. A beautifully words diseases are up
be hubballi Amina solly hain, Oh Allah, Grant me, pious offspring, those who will be the coolness of my eyes, I diverted a little bit to tell you that when you are calling out to Allah subhanahu wa Tada. You should make sure that you don't connect it to an act of worship you will do as a result of Allah giving you but rather than do that act of worship, and call out to Allah,
so this never, it's called another another meaning of vow where you are vowing you don't vow to Allah to say, if you give me I'm going to give you but rather you give and you do and you say, Oh Allah, I've done this. But what happens to those who have already made a vow? Well, if you've already made a vow, you need to fulfill it. You need to make sure that you fulfill it. You don't say oh life I pass, I'm going to go for Amara and for Hajj. And when you pass you don't go for the hug or for the camera. Some people say oh, if I pass, I'm going too fast for 60 days. Why did you make it so difficult? Just say, Oh Allah, I'm going too fast for three days. And I'd like you to make me
pass. So whether or not I pass, I'm still going too fast for the three days but I'd like you to make me pass. There is a difference between the two. And it's all connected to the greatness of Allah. If you understand that Allah is independent, you would understand he does not need your acts of worship. Rather you need your act of worship. May Allah make it easy. So when Allah subhanho wa Taala heard this do out of you but I'm Allah is salatu wa sallam, at a certain point. Allah subhanho wa Taala granted him offspring. Allah granted him is Milan a Salam he was already old. And when he got the child, he actually thanked Allah subhanho wa Taala so much. He praised Allah subhanho wa
Taala. He thanked Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he says, Oh Allah, I thank you for having given me these children or this these offspring at old age, and he made the dua for those children. This is Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. And he says, you see the timekeeper is used.
Which means, you know, keep means private key bar means old age. So we're not talking of key word which is the prime but we're talking of key bar. in old age, he was granted this man and his hat, I lay him on a salad. And then he makes a draft for these children of his and he keeps on asking Allah subhanho wa Taala Oh Allah, I thank you for what you've bestowed upon me. Let's listen to these beautiful verses. Verse number 39 onwards.
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he says, I thank Allah I praise Allah All praise is due to Allah who blessed me Remember I said in one of the previous episodes that the term Wahab the name of Allah, Allah hub is used when asking for offspring for children, because it's a gift of Allah. So he says, I All praise is due to Allah, Who blessed me who granted me upon old age, my children is my email and his Huck. For Indeed Allah is the all here of the prayers.
Allah hears every single dua and supplication, pause for a moment, this man's been asking Allah for so many years, he's now old, but the way he words it, he says, I thank Allah for giving me smile in his heart. And I declare that Allah hears all prayers. Many of us when we call out to Allah subhanho, wa Taala, we call out to him once, twice, thrice, then we say, Allah is not hearing.
So he asked Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to protect us from uttering statements like those because Allah hears Ibrahim Alayhi Salam is saying in Nabila Samia. And you know what? He's so happy. He's got his money. He's got his have two boys. And he is saying, Oh Allah, you are the one who hears the do us. Then he says, After that, what's the next most important thing Oh Allah, you blessed me with offspring. I asked you for offspring. I want you to make my offspring from among those who read Salah or be Gianni Maki masala. Oh Allah make me
from those who established prayer and woman reality. And from my offspring make them from those who establish prayer. Robin, our Taco Bell, or Allah, except my prayer, Grant me acceptance, listen to my prayer and accept it exactly as I'm asking for it. Now there are two things we learn one is he's making a draft for his offspring to is he starting with himself amazing method of Ibrahim alayhis salam. So when you're asking Allah, Allah make my children pious, you need to be making an effort to be pious. Oh, Allah helped my daughter to be able to dress appropriately, modestly filled with values and morals have a very high level that you would be pleased with and you are not worried
about it yourself? How is your dress code? How is your connection with Allah? How is your obedience, you need to make sure that what you want in your children you instill within yourself, you want goodness from them, instill it within yourself. You want them to quit sin, quit sin yourself. You want them to be the coolness of your eyes, you also need to obey Allah as instruction. Try to be the best possible person even to your parents. So this is something that we need to learn from Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam is beautiful. It's not just about him.
It's about his offspring. But he starts off by saying, make me exemplary and my offspring as well. They can follow my example. How many of us, we are not role models to our own children.
We're not role models. We teach them to look at others to find role models. Yet Allah made us automatic role models by virtue of us being parents. So surely, we need to call out to Allah for ourselves, make an effort and call out for our children. It's like how Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of a pious person in Surah Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala says, when the one who's conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala reaches the age of 40, which is the peak Why is the age of 14 always known as the peak? Because man strength continues to climb? He gets to 40 he's at the top of the mountain after that he starts going down. You have the first aches and swollen this and pain
here and your eyesight starts failing you slightly until you get to 60 7080 and then Mashallah you return back to Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah make it easy for us.
So Allah says in the Quran Hata Eva Bella I should do a Bella Urbina senate and speaking about a pious human being when he reaches his peak and he's reached now 40 years old. What should he be saying?
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So when a person reaches the age of 40, he now comes down, he's worried more about his own connection with Allah, he starts worrying about his children who are in their teens, perhaps in their 20s, he's worried about them, and he starts making dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala, saying, oh, Allah, help them, grant them, guide them, etc. Because now he knows he's going to be passing the baton on.
So we make it to our for our offspring, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to open their doors. And remember, here Allah says, the one who arrives at the age of 40, when he is concerned about his relationship with Allah, He will start supplicating for his children, especially if he will re Yeti.
That's a powerful, it actually means a slightly feeble reality, make the goodness within me in my offspring. So by correcting my offspring, and making them pious, you've actually made me worthwhile as well, I've left behind progeny who will pray for me benefit me in by virtue of sadaqa jariya, which means it's a continued charity. When you do good and you've left behind goodness, Allah will continue rewarding you for those who have benefited from that goodness, right up to the end of time, you have had to leave that goodness. And then Allah will grant it acceptance. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is speaking about the importance of making up for offspring and the importance of seeking
forgiveness of Allah in me to be to a lake, I am indeed, seeking your forgiveness, I have returned to you I have repented to you or Allah, we're in the middle muslimeen and I am from among those who submit unto you,
I submit unto you, and I repent to you or Allah subhanho wa Taala This is the do out of Ibrahim alayhi salatu wa sallam that he has made for his offspring. And Allah blessed him as a result of this. And Allah subhanho wa Taala granted him so much, and his offspring as well. Now, he was so genuine in this calling out to Allah that Allah made it such that all the messengers to follow after Ibrahim alayhis salam were from his family. Imagine
if you look at those who call out to Allah the Most. They were the prophets of Allah Subhana Allah, you and I who need to call out to allow more. We've called out less than the prophets Allah, Allah. We've called out less than Ibrahim alayhis salam, open the pages of the Quran. Look at the do as of Ibrahim, we will be ashamed of how little we call out to Allah. When these people who were so close to Allah they knew the value of the dua. So they kept on calling out to Allah subhanho wa Taala day and night. In whom can you Sorry, una phenol for your RT? y una?
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And they would call out to us, they would call out to us with hope, hoping that we would grant them and fearing the rejection of the prayer or fearing that whatever they wanted, may not come. They knew that Allah subhanho wa Taala would give it but the timeframe the exact way of that are being answered. I remember mentioning in one of the episodes how Allah always responds, but sometimes not exactly with what you want, sometimes with what he knows is better for you. It may not be precisely what you want, but it's definitely something better for you. Let's look at another beautiful new app of Ibrahim alayhis salam, we can start it off in sha Allah. It is so beautiful, because when
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and he's faced his father, his father was disobeying Allah by worshipping everything besides Allah. They threatened him that if you didn't follow by worshipping these idols, and by doing
What your father's doing? We're going to deal with you in a very harsh way. So he spoke to them, he says, How can I fear you? Yet you have not feared the Lord of the worlds. And then he makes a beautiful. Let's listen to these beautiful statements that are recorded for us in Surah, two sharara He says, For in Houma do Li Illa Bella, I mean, all these deities are an enemy to me, besides the Lord of the worlds,
everything besides the Lord of the worlds, that is being worshipped, I've got nothing to do with those things. For me, there are enemies
besides the Lord of the worlds, who is the Lord of the worlds because it's easy for someone to look at someone and say that's the Lord of the words. That's the Lord of the words. So he brought him at a cinema as young as he was, he gives a description who is the Lord of the worlds he says, a levy Hala, Connie for Who is the one who created me so he is the one who will guide me when levy Who are you Tony Mooney via screen, the one who feeds me and the one who will quench my thirst and who quenches my thirst. were either married to a man who is fy 18. Whenever I am sick or ill, he is the one who cures me. When loving you meet Tony,
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hikone be sorry hain. Oh my Rob
Oh my Rob, Grant me authority, Grant me, goodness, Grant me wisdom and join me with the righteous. Join me with the righteous Subhana Allah. Here is a man who Allah has just chosen. In fact, he's a young boy still at the point where he made this probably hockman while he can, he decided, Oh Allah, Grant me that authority, Grant me some form of power, meaning to be able to convey your message and join me with those who are pious, those who are righteous and hit me beside him. And he doesn't envy Allah makes mention of these to us.
I want to say something, imagine you and I made the dua and Allah made mention of it. It means it's a powerful dua, Allah must have loved it to make mention of it. Here are the two hours of those whom Allah loved and he loved them to us. He loved their supplications so use these words to supplicate unto Allah, or be heavily hoekman will need to solve him. What jalisa and
Phil are hearing and Oh Allah, let me have a truthful tongue
in the others, now that that's a beautiful day out what it means is, Oh Allah when others speak about me, let them speak about me with good words. When I'm gone, and people will be talking about me. Let them say nice things about me. Allahu Akbar. With us in our lives already people say nasty things. And I think people cannot wait for us to depart so that they can live in peace sometimes may not make that happen to us. But it's a reality. We are asking here through the words that we use by Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. Or B. We are asking Allah subhanho wa Taala what le lisanna Siddiq, Phil Akhirin O Allah make for me a beautiful remembrance in those who are to come after me. When we
talk about Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam there is something amazing you need to know.
Every Salah when we are sitting in the Tisha hood in the last part of the prayer, we say Oh Allah bless Mohammed Salah Salam in the same way. You have blessed Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, that is a beautiful gift that Allah makes mention of and that's a beautiful supplication that we've just left you with by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala we wish to continue in the next episode from where we've left off, and inshallah until we meet again, or sal Allahu wa salam o Baraka Karolina Vina Mohammed was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.