Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2018
Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah was Javier Germain. All praise is indeed 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, his household, his companions, every one of us, to grant us goodness up to the end, may Allah subhanho wa Taala accept from us, the supplications that we engage in so often, the needs that we have are so many, and it is Allah alone, who listens to the dua and the supplication and responds positively. My brothers and sisters, we were speaking about Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam do as
his supplications the Prophet Abraham there are so many supplications I remember in the previous episode making mention of the fact that these prophets of Allah asked Allah more than what we asked Allah they called out to Allah more than you and I look at their two hours Look at how beautiful all their supplications were there. They were so loved by Allah that Allah mentioned the same words in the Quran. They also called out to Allah on more than one occasion, for the same thing and different wordings. It's important for us to understand this, are we we're looking at Ibrahim alayhi salatu wa sallam.
He asked Allah subhanho wa Taala. For offspring he was granted the offspring. But early on in his life, when he had asked Allah subhanho wa Taala for guidance. He says to Allah subhanho wa Taala or be heavily hoekman
a pony be solid hain, Oh Allah, Grant me hoekman. Now hockman refers to a few things. In the previous episode I had made mention of how it refers to the power of the authority, but primarily it actually refers to knowledge. So Allah grant me knowledge grant me, you know, the knowledge of the book, etc. It was revelation that was due to come to Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, with knowledge, you are empowered. So you have the power. without knowledge, you're not empowered, you are actually weak because you don't know. So when you're all of these are connected, you're asking Allah for power, for authority for knowledge for wisdom, even Prophethood. In the case of Ibrahim alayhi
salatu was Salam. Allah blessed him with that a little bit later on, and Allah blessed within his offspring,
them with the Prophet hood as well. So the next door that he brought him Allah is Salatu was Salam made, was the DA for being remembered afterwards by the people with something good. So if you've been to a city, you leave, they should speak good about you. If you have passed away, you've left the world people talk about you. They speak good. Allah accepted this. What was it? What's your Elisa now see the field hearing surah to Shara and Allah says this man is saying Oh Allah let me have a remembrance of goodness upon the tongues of those who whom I will leave behind. As a result in Salah up to this day when we are seated in the Salah, and we are about to end the Salah. We say
Allahumma salli ala Muhammad Ali Mohammed kamasan later, Ibrahim Allah Allah de barro him in Naka, Hamid Majeed, we are sending Salawat upon Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and we're saying Oh Allah, blessings upon Send blessings upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
in the same way that you blessed Ibrahim alayhis salam. Where did Rahim Allah salatu wa sallam fit in here? He was blessed by Allah. And Allah subhanho wa Taala ensured up to this day that we to remember him with goodness on our tongues. So Allah chose to add this as per the teaching of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam to us in the Salah. Amazing. He just said, Rob be hubballi hoekman. In fact, he says, What Jalili Santa cyprian will ask him or a lot and let me be remembered in a good way by those who are to follow. Here we are. Every Salah billions of people are remembering Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam with the good remembrance. Amazing. Look at that. Look at how when Allah
accepts something, he doesn't just give you what you've asked for. It's beyond the imagination. It's beyond the imagination. You ask a multi billionaire for $1 and he ends up giving you 10 million in Subhan Allah for him it's nothing it's zero.
That's a normal worldly example. The example of Allah subhanho wa Taala is far higher. But let's move on.
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make me from among those who inherits paradise, Grant me paradise, in other words,
the paradise and the goodness that comes within the paradise. This shows us the importance of asking for paradise. Working towards it is one thing seeking it is another thing, while verily Abbey in Ghana may not log me in all of that forgive my father, for indeed, he's a stray. Now this was in the young age of Ibrahim alayhis salam, he was asking for forgiveness for his father. But later on, Allah taught us something through the example of Ibrahim alayhi salaatu wa Salaam to say,
when you seek forgiveness for someone, they need to have had the remorse, felt the remorse, they need to have sought the forgiveness and have had to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala. If they did not do that, you don't ask for them to achieve something they did not want. Simple.
When a child has done something wrong at the school, and the headmaster calls the parents to say, the child has been suspended, please take the child away. If the parents come to apologize that apology will only be accepted if the child is showing remorse and acknowledging that what I did was wrong. But if the child is showing no remorse, and the child is ready to do it again and again and again, and he's saying to the parents, listen, I don't need you to ask for this. I don't want it. Wouldn't the parents look so foolish to actually go back to the school and say, we're apologizing on behalf of the child on behalf of who, on behalf of a child who is not apologizing was not apologetic
to begin with? So Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying, if people don't want to worship me, why are you asking me to have mercy upon them? Why are you asking me to grant them paradise when they did not believe in paradise in the first place? Leave them alone. What will happen is between them and I, we will sort it out between ourselves you don't need to get involved. You can only get involved when you want to ask for the mercy for someone who believed in the mercy but they may have faltered here and there. someone believes in Jenna, they believe in Allah, they believe that they want to worship Allah, but they will make you say, Well, I have mercy on them, forgive them. Someone who didn't even
believe at all, Allah says, leave it between us we'll saw that matter out. May Allah make it easy for every one of us in our offspring. So that was a benefit we learn from the Dr. Ibrahim Alayhi Salam made to have mercy on his own father, when his father chose a totally different path. It's like I was speaking to someone who doesn't believe in the hereafter at all. And they were saying, you know, you guys are so bad, because you believe that people are going to go to heaven and hell and I said, All religions are free to believe that a person who's good will go to heaven and a person who's not may go to hell. But you don't believe that also, why are you worried? Why are you
worried? I mean, what are you worried about? If I ask Allah ask Allah for guidance for that person, but I don't need to say all I give him gentlemen, he doesn't even believe in Jenna. That's the explanation of this particular verse. And what happened later on, when Ibrahim alayhis salam was actually corrected by Allah subhanho wa Taala in his prayer.
So then he says, while at zini, Yama you ba tune Yo man. Fell man Oh,
Sunny Oh Allah do not embarrass me on the day that you resurrect the people, the day that no wealth and no children will be of benefit, except for the one who has a sound heart. While he's worried about the hereafter Ibrahim alayhis salam, the friend of Allah is asking Allah Oh Allah do not embarrass me the day you resurrect everyone it's a do I should be making you should be making we all should be making we've all done things we would not like people to know about. We wouldn't like them to see it should be between us and Allah. We say Oh Allah led to Xena Yama, Yama tone. Yo Malayan Malinois Allah balloon Illa Allah Hubby, Calvin, Celine. Oh Allah do not embarrass me on the day
that you resurrect the people, the day that no wealth no children will come to benefit anyone. Besides He who has a perfect heart or a sound heart. May Allah grant us that sound heart.
So what is a sound heart a sound heart is actually that heart that is filled with the obedience of Allah or worshiping Allah alone and not associating partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala. If you want to sound heart, you need to work towards it. You need to
ask Allah to give that to you. You need to make sure that you understand it. And you you, you ask Allah on the day of judgment to make you from among those who actually comes with a sound heart, and Allah will not embarrass you. May Allah not embarrass any one of us. This was Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. And he was calling out to Allah subhanho wa Taala in this beautiful way.
And there are so many other jewels of Ibrahim alayhi salatu wa sallam that he has asked for, that Allah subhanho wa Taala has bestowed him with and given him and all of us have reaped the benefit of the two out of Ibrahim alayhi salaatu wa sallam. Like I said in the previous episode, even the dual of loving the carrabba loving the house of Allah in muckety muck karma, it has reached every single one of us, and we actually reap the benefit there from now I want to go into some of the details of the other messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala. You know, Luke alayhis salam made a dua to be protected from his people. And he says rabina Jini wa Halima
Malone, Allah protect me and my family because his family were the only ones who followed from what they are doing the morality that they're involved in. Look at SRI ballet Salatu was Salam. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, he said,
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before I translate that srivalli salaam was sent to a nation who used to cheat people in business, shortchange the people, they wanted to make money by hook or crook, they just needed money, money, money, they worship the money, everything was about the money. Everything was about merchandise. How they got it was besides the point, they just wanted it hook or crook, they shortchange they cheated. They stole they deceived, they did anything they could, and allow, warn them and send them a profit to remind them don't become greedy, greed to the level that makes you do things that are wrong.
So here he makes a dua at a certain point.
He says, Oh Allah,
we lay our trust in you at a light or can we lay our trust in you. Now it's interesting to lay your trust in Allah when we're talking about business. Because if everyone is doing business dealing, that is very clandestine, that is actually clandestine, to the degree that when you try to correct them, they might sideline you and you may not earn, you may not make money, but the provider is Allah. So you've got to keep on doing what you believe is right. And Allah will provide you He will give you the provision, he will definitely provide for you. So he says, Oh Allah, I lay my trust in you, I've got to correct these people. I'm going to say it, I've got to actually do whatever I have
to it's it's in your hands to provide, Oh Allah, I lay my full trust in you. And I want you to judge between us. If, you know, when we say if that means to open, when we when we're opening the reality, we're actually judging between the parties. So if the abena verbena colmenar bill happy what untitled 14 Oh, Allah judge between us and our people with justice, for you are the best judge, you are the best who's going to judge and Allah subhanho wa Taala gave that to him. So Allah sent the punishment to the people of shrine, to the people of law, to the people of North to the people of the previous nations, when their prophets who were sent to them prayed against them, until the
Prophet did not pray against them, there was no punishment that came to them. Because the Prophet was instructed to deliver the message from Allah.
They came through, they provided the message, they gave the message, they tried very hard, they carried on and on when the persecution began, that is when the clock started ticking. What this means is, the people were not okay. Or the people did not sit back and say, I don't want to listen to noise. I don't want to listen to loot. I don't want to listen to Shoei melas peace and blessings be upon all of them. The people did not just sit back and say, we don't want to listen to them. They started harming them, they started attacking them. And this is why whenever you are calling towards the right path, those who don't like the message, they will not just say leave them alone. Whoever
wants to follow, let them follow, they will come and start attacking you in your person, your struggle, they will try and block you stop you attack you. They may even want to eradicate you because you're a thorn in the path. You know, they're doing their dealings. They're cheating people in business. If you keep on saying stop cheating people in business you guys what you're doing is wrong. stop cheating. people stop deceiving people, those who want to continue deceiving and cheating and they're earning out of it. You're the enemy, because you are trying to convince people to become upright
Such that they won't like it. I give you an example.
If corruption has overtaken community, to the degree that the justice system is corrupt, the police is corrupt, everyone is corrupt, the ministers are corrupt, everything is corrupt. If that happens to any country, any nation, then those who are upright, their survival is at risk. The reason is when they come up to say, guys don't do this, it's wrong. The police will attack them, the judges will judge against them, the ministers will be against them, the entire nation will be fighting them because they've been making their money in the wrong way. They've been into bribery. You know, you could bribe perhaps in some countries, the justice system from the Chief Justice all the way down,
perhaps some of in some countries it is and we've read about it, it's such that they will corrupt. So the upright sitting in the prisons and you know what, those who are the most corrupt was supposed to be in the prisons are actually the ones who are jailing everyone, it can happen, it does happen. So, this was what we learned from the messengers of Allah that things that are turned around because of you calling people towards what is upright. Metalab Subhana Allah to Allah strengthen all of us. May He grant justice to everyone. And may He make us well from among those who are upright.
They don't suffice by saying, Okay, this guy saying a good message. Let me think about it. Let's all become good people. You know, nations have failed because of corruption totally failed. If we want to see the success of our own nations, we need to first tackle corruption from where, from the top to the bottom. We need to understand when the police are corrupt, it's over. It's over the you know, they say in the Arabic language hammy Horomia, the people who are meant to be protecting you have become the thugs themselves. Now, what do you expect? So, here the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. were facing this type of challenge where those who were the corrupt, they were only being
told that why don't you correct yourself? They didn't say we don't want to correct ourselves. They said, Who are you, we're going to attack you, we're going to harm you. We're going to stop you. And they tried even to eradicate these messengers in the case of so many of the messengers. That is why the messengers were forced to raise their hands to say, Oh Allah, there is no one besides you. This system is completely corrupt. It's totally gone. There is no one besides you. Robin after Habana verbena combinable, Huck, Oh Allah I asked you, we asked you to judge between us and our people open the opening, make it clear make it manifest. who's right who's wrong here, these people are not
going to do it, you are going to do it. And you know what you are the best of judges and the halal fatty hain. So whenever we are feeling oppressed, whenever we are feeling down whenever we are feeling let down by a system. This is a powerful to add to make a banana, banana verbena tahmina been happy. We're untitled fat in our hub, Oh our Lord, judge between us and our people with justice for indeed you are the greatest of all the judges, you are the most just
and this was made by these messages. And you know what?
After a little bit of time, Allah Subhana Allah, Allah indeed sent down the punishment to those who deserved it. And Allah guided whoever he wished to guide, and the punishment came down in such a way that Subhana Allah, they regretted ever having not having not taken heed
of what those messages were calling them towards. I want to move on to a beautiful prophet of Allah, the Most Beautiful use of Allah His Salatu was Salam. Allah speaks about him, an entire surah and chapter named after him. But have you ever thought of the two hours that were made by the prophet Yusuf alayhi salatu was salam, some strange, amazing to us, the amazing supplications that show you the difficulty that, that he went through the hardship that he had to endure, being a messenger, the son of a messenger, the son of a messenger, the son of the friend of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So he had so much of blessing, but he was tested. I look at one of the first things that come to mind, and the Ola must speak about when they speak of the applications of the Prophet Yusuf Alayhi Salaam Joseph May peace be upon him.
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Let me set the scene for you. Here are a group of women trying to seduce this man, and they're calling him towards sin. And one of them is a very beautiful woman. She has authority. She has wealth. She is the wife of a very powerful man and secretly privately She's literally
him towards committing the sin.
And they threatened him to say you either commit the sin and earn the displeasure of Allah in the process, meaning they were calling him towards it, knowing that this would earn the displeasure of Allah, or we are going to ensure that you will be falsely charged, and you will be jailed. So the false charges were about to be put in place against him, and he would be jailed as a result of these false charges. You know what he said? He said, Oh Allah, I would love to be jailed, then to be committing a sin against you, Allahu Akbar, the curses upon those who falsely charged others how many times we hear of people who charge others for that which they didn't even do.
So if that is the case, it is definitely a major curse.
And we learn from the story of use of LA is Salatu was Salam that he chose something that was much more difficult. He was imprisoned for a long time as a result of a false charge that was laid against him by someone. If we were in his place, one wonders what we would have done, a lot of people would say, Well, you know, Allah will forgive. Here his use of Allah is and I'm saying that I know a lot. If it's not for your mercy and the strength that you're going to give me, I might inclined towards what they're calling me towards Subhana Allah, listen to the dua. He says, Now I'm translating it, all my rub, the prison that I've been warned against is more beloved to me than that
which they are calling me towards. And if you do not turn away their plan and plot against me, perhaps they may put it on me and I will be from among the losers, you know, I may end up doing something that I don't want to do, and I will be a loser. So I'm asking you two things. Firstly, I'm telling you, that I would love to be imprisoned than to disobey you. Secondly, I want you to turn their plot away in such a way that they don't impact on me because if they do, I'm going to be a loser. I'm going to be the loser. That's what he told Allah Subhana Allah, He is literally asking a lot to be jailed. That's what he's saying. So hannula, a signal Habu LA. Ultimately, I don't want to
be jailed. I'd like to see the Justice happening. But because there's no justice in the system and the false charges are coming across. I'd rather be falsely charged for something,
then to perpetrate a crime against you or Allah do something totally wrong. So sometimes we're faced with a scenario where
we're going we were made to choose between the disobedience of Allah and getting a false accusation against you, perhaps being jailed, being accused of something you didn't do. His use of Allah is and I'm saying there's no even question. You have to protect yourself from disobeying Allah because we don't know how you're going to get out of that. But this one here, what will they do? They'll jail you let in jail you How long are they going to jail you for? If they're going to jail? You they've jailed people better than you. So that's why when we look at the prisons and we see people in the prisons, not every time is a justice system competent enough? Not every time are those in prison
actually guilty. Sometimes you find people coming out. And you know the they are found to be innocent after years of having spent time in the prisons. It happens when when it's revisited. And they come out innocent people look like fools I've seen it happening in so many countries. I'm sure we've read pieces in the news. So my brothers and sisters it's very important for us to know this do out of use of Allah is Salatu was Salam. O Allah says festa jab Allahu Allah boo fissara fun who Kayden Allah responded his call and turned away their blood from them as a result he went into the jail. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us goodness and open our doors May Allah subhanho wa Taala
really grant us the ability to call out to Him we need to know how to call out to Allah what to ask him and May Allah bless us all I'm looking forward to seeing you for the next episode in sha Allah. Until then, akuto Cali hava sallallahu wasallam obata kalenna. Vina Mohammed was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.