Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2018
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Salam alaykum. warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happy Jemaine, we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his household, his companions. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless them to bless every one of us to grant us goodness, to open the doors of mercy upon us and to grant us every form of bliss. I mean, my brothers and sisters, we are looking at supplications from Revelation and we are discussing the Tao of Yusuf alayhi salatu was salam, the prophet Yusuf May peace be upon him, he had an option of committing a
sin or being imprisoned, and he made the dua to Allah besieging a la
una de la. Oh, my Rob, the prison is better for me than what they're calling me towards. And we spoke about this in the previous episode where I made mention of how important this two hour was. It goes to show that we always need to please Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we need to stay away from sin at times, even if we have to endure a little bit of hardship in order to stay away from that sin. So Allah gave him this particular dude responded to him positively. He was imprisoned and he enjoyed his time in the prison. He sees the opportunity while in prison to do whatever he felt was as positive as he could.
So that he emerged from there one day with no regrets. So my brothers and sisters, that was out of Utah Valley salon, but we want to go through another day of use of La salon also made mention of in Surah Yusuf verse number 101, where Allah subhanho wa Taala says, at a certain point when the parents were united once again, the brothers were united once again right at the end of the story. Another application of the Prophet Yusuf or Joseph May peace be upon him alayhis salam is made mention of Allah says
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pony you saw anything? He asks for two things, but he precedes that da with the praise of Allah and the acknowledgement of the gifts that Allah subhanho wa Taala had bestowed upon him. So he says, Robbie, oh my Rob, you have given me so much. You've given me a lot of milk while I'm Tony Minta, will ahaadeeth here, authority, dominion, kingdom, knowledge, so much has been granted by Allah subhanho wa Taala. To use of Allah His Salaam, he's acknowledging it, Allah you gave me so much. You gave me a lot. And you even taught me that which I didn't know whether it was the interpretation of dreams, the deeper understanding regarding speech regarding what goes on with people, etc. Allah
inspired him Allah revealed to him. So he says, fabulous sumati when you are the creator of the heavens and the earth, and our Li for dunya will act like you are my protector in this world. And in the next well he will he referring here to the protector, the closest of friends of Allah subhana wa Tada. So he is saying, You are my protector in this world. And in the next I want to ask you something. So he asks Allah, there were funny Muslim man, grant me a death in a condition that I am submitted, I'm submitting unto you, grant me a death in the condition of submission. Imagine this is a prophet of Allah saying, Oh Allah when I die, let me be in a good condition. Let me be in a good
state to have funny Muslim and well happening beside him. And let me be united with the righteous bring me together with the righteous, let me join the righteous. So these are the two things he's asking for a good death and post death he wants to be with the righteous as well. So this is a beautiful drag that we can all make as well telephony Muslim and while hypnobabies Salah hain or Allah grant us a death as submitters, because it's important to ask Allah for a good death, personal hajima means the good ending. So we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah for a good ending.
So this is the Tao of use of AlLahi Salatu was Salam. It's a powerful and it's a supplication that Allah makes mention of in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala would not have made mention of it. If there was no
No lesson for us to be deriving from it. But rather we can look at his life use of Allah His salon, his words, we can use these words we can understand how to call out to Allah what to ask from Allah subhana wa Tada. If you notice, none of the prophets have actually asked for specific material items. It was always goodness, it was always the pleasure of Allah. It was always submission, it was always something to do with gaining closeness to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Even if they were asking for offspring, it was in order to gain closeness to Allah. as we shall see in one of the episodes when we discuss one of the two hours of Zakaria alayhi salatu salam. So it's important, my beloved
brothers and sisters, for us to call out to Allah and not to be materialistic in our day only which means we are human, we are not prophets of Allah, we might ask Allah, Allah make this easy for me, help me to buy a house helped me to do this and to do that. But that means to be coupled with a brilliant intention. And it should not be the main focus of all our two hours, perhaps out of 102 hours, you might make two or three that might be connected to certain materialistic things you may want in terms of luxury, etc. But it's not recommended to be focused upon those items when in actual fact, a true believer should be focused upon the pleasure of Allah. If Allah is pleased with you, if
Allah has forgiven you, if Allah is going to grant you, goodness, in terms of your spirituality and religion, and in terms of your relationship with Allah, then you've succeeded, even if you don't have much in terms of this world. So this is a beautiful app that we make mentioned of regarding use of alayhi salatu salam now, there is a question that arises when he says telephony Muslim and grant me death as a Muslim. He's not praying to die. But he is saying whenever you take me away, take me away in a condition that you're pleased with me that I am submitting unto you.
So to say that, use of Allah is seldom asked for death would be wrong, but rather he just said whenever you take me Take me away in a good condition, because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has said in another narration of NSW medical of your loved one that is Mustafa LA, he says, Letterman had a common motor. One of you should not or you should not.
You should not hope for death to say Allah Take me away or take me away.
You know, min Berlin asaba, who because of a difficulty or hardship that has reached a person, so no person should say, or should wish for death, to run away from a problem. That's a Hadith of the Prophet SAW Selim. No person should wish for death, in order to run away from a hardship or trial or a calamity that alum may have
caused to befall them. But rather we should say, Oh Allah keep me alive for as long as you know that life is good for me Take me away when you know that it's better for me to go. That's what the Hadith says. So in this instance, use of Allah His Salaam was not asking for death, but rather, he was saying whenever you do take me Take me away in a good condition. My brothers and sisters, I hope that we can learn that we should not be asking for death, but rather asked for a good condition Upon the death that is chosen by Allah subhanho wa Taala. We want to move on to the application of the Prophet Alayhi Salaam job May peace be upon him. He had been tested by Allah subhanho wa Taala in so
many different ways. Allah blessed him with offspring, Allah blessed him with Prophethood Allah blessed him with a good body and skin. Allah blessed him with wealth, his wealth was taken, his health was taken and his children were taken, and in such a way that he suffered and struggled, but he was a very patient person. You see Allah subhanho wa Taala says that he tests everyone. And when Allah subhanho wa Taala tests everyone, every single person would then see the result of the test on the day of judgment and Allah will decide where exactly you fit in, in terms of your results. So some people have failed their test May Allah not make us from those some people have passed them and
some people have passed with flying colors. Some, Allah has praised them to say, you know, we tested them so much, and the result was the following. Now I want to look at a Eubalaena Salam. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, in what giardina who saw Buren, Malibu in
these verses make me cry. It's sort of sad. Verse number 44. Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying,
We tested him, we found him to be patient. Imagine Allah is saying, we found him to be patient. We tested him one after the other, so many things. We took his wealth away. He thanked us he was still patient. We took his health away. He thanked us he was still patient. It did not decrease his acts of worship. He actually increased them. We took away you know, his health, his his wealth and
His family members one by one. All of them, we found him to be very patient he was still as close to us as ever. Brothers and sisters when things happen in our lives that do not that does not come right. Things that do not come right for us. We must remember, don't lose faith. Faith is the last thing you should be thinking about losing because it is faith that keeps you going. It is conviction in Allah subhanho wa Taala that will make you continue. Look at a Salaam an OB of Allah meaning a prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala chosen by Allah, beloved to Allah being tested by Allah with great tests and he passed the test with such flying colors that Allah says about him in now we want
to know who found him Serbian to be very very patient Nirmal Abdullah says what a great servant of ours Allahu Akbar. What a great servant of ours who is saying this, Allah is saying it about Uganda, his salon near Milan. What a great worshipper of ours, Allah.
Why is he such a great worshiper? Because he was a web. A web is one who comes back to Allah always he always returns to Allah every day is worshiping Allah, he's returning to Allah. He was indeed one who constantly turned to us for everything in hardship, he turned to us in ease, he turned to us so much so are you by a solemn is one of the prophets who, who did not ask Allah to solve his problem.
When he had problems, he loved Allah so much, he was convinced conviction to the highest degree that he didn't say, oh, Allah helped me out of my problem, but look at the words he uses. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, What's going on? kurabe Dinah you buy?
bamboo? NEMA Sania shavon albinos.
Oh Muhammad peace be upon him. Remember our slave a YouTube when he called out to his rubber when he called out to his maker? What did he say? He said shavon has afflicted me with two things with newsmen and adab. So these two things, one is connected to his body. You know what the term as a verb is connected to his his body and the term.
In fact, it's connected to his body and his wealth. And most been refers to the tiredness, the fatigue, you know shaitan has actually attacked him from two angles of one angle is his body, his health. And two was what he had what he had was divided into two his wealth and his family members. So He only said Oh Allah shaytan has attacked me. That's all. He didn't say so help me so you know, protect me so he knows Allah loves me enough. I love Allah enough. If Allah chosen this for me, I'm going to go through this. Now we are not the prophets of Allah. I am not saying to anyone that you only need to tell Allah Oh Allah shaitaan has attacked me and stop there are levels of conviction
may not be upon that level. In fact, they won't reach the levels of the prophets. But we can say Oh Allah shavon has attacked me or Allah helped me Oh Allah opened my doors or like guide me, Allah protect me and so on. You Bally's Salaam chose not to say all of that. This is why in another
narration in another verse actually, with different wording of the app now why different wording? It's not that Oh, the Quran is contradicting you know, by using one wording one time and another wording another time? No. The do ours made many times sometimes this wording sometimes that wording the wordings were different. So, Allah makes mention of the do as of the prophets of Allah with different wordings because they called out many times and they did not call out using exactly the same wording all the time. So Allah says, for example, in this beautiful surah
and Nima, Sania boorowa,
hammer Rahimi, when he says Oh, my Rob, harm has reached me. harm has touched me harm has got to me, and you are the Most Merciful of those with mercy. That's it. My Sonny Lou
Rahimi Homme has got to me and you are the Most Merciful from those who have mercy.
Amazing. So, again, he didn't say, oh, Allah has got to me, please help me out of this harm. He says all the harm has got to me. I know you're merciful. You're the most Merciful of all those who have mercy. It's enough. The fact that I have hope in your mercy, I'm
I'm convinced and I know the quality and standard and height of your mercy. I already know that that's enough. The fact that you know that I'm going through this I'm just repeating to say, Oh Allah, you know, it's gotten to me. Now.
This is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says in our Jelena husaberg, but I want to quickly show you how Allah responded to this.
To have a you know, if you take a look at some of the sutras of the Quran, you know, we have Sugata Safar, we have solid nmba. We have some of the sutras where Allah makes mention of the hours and the supplications of the prophets. He shows you that all the prophets called out to us. All the prophets called out to us the prophets of Allah called out to allow more than you and I envy the rest of the creatures of Allah. Yet they were the chosen ones, they went through greatest difficulty. And they called out to allow more than anyone look at the Quran. It's filled with supplications made by the prophets of Allah, Allah would not have mentioned these applications, if he didn't have a lesson in
them for us. If he didn't want us to use those words to call out to understand that you will have hardship you will have problems you will have issues all those should make you stronger. Why are you by Narada remember when you called out to Allah was that Gary? Yeah, if nada remember when Zakaria called out to Allah 101 is nada remember when Noah the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him called out to Allah? Wa then only is that how about move on?
naka de la la vida. Remember the Prophet Eunice la Salam when he went away while he was upset? And you know, he thought that it would be okay to continue but he called out to Allah. He called out and so many different verses that unless is this one called out that one called out everyone called out they called out to Allah call out to Allah. And this is why at the end, Allah says, you know, they all called out to us, hoping and with hope and fear they always call out to us, who am I? Who are you? We are far lower than all of the messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala surely we should be calling on more. So a you by Allah he said I'm after making this dua. Allah says he was very
patient, we tested him he was patient. So you make a dua, Allah will wait until he wants to give you that do. Like we've said in previous episodes, that Allah chooses how to respond to you with what he knows is better for you short term and long term. Sometimes there is something you desperately want. It's not good for you. But Allah keeps it away from you and gives you in return in the hereafter. Something so great that when you see it, you will wonder why Allah did not do that more often to you Subhana Allah, but while you're on Earth, man wants exactly what he wants. And that's it. So Allah says,
first Tachibana Allahu facon, Chef, na de Mille, boo, Tina,
and Dina was drawn in IBD, in verse number 84, pseudo Columbia. Allah says, We responded to him to Who are you, the prophet, job, may peace be upon him. And we took away the difficulties that he had. We took away the hardship that he faced, we gave him back his family, we gave him back his family, and not just that, but we doubled it up for him
through our mercy, and as a reminder for the worshipers. Subhana Allah, if you look at that verse, it's just too powerful because Allah says we took something away from him when he was patient, he kept on thanking us he kept on worshiping us for years on end, we gave him back more than what we took away from him much more in order to express to him our mercy. And in order for it to be a lesson to those who are our worshipers, recurrent in Abilene, it's a reminder, it's a beautiful story for us to take heed from. So this shows when Allah takes something away from you, he will always give you back more than what he has taken away from you. The condition is you need to bear
patience. You need to persevere, you need to continue in your worship of Allah. You don't question the decree of Allah, but you understand the plan of Allah.
Many of us lose things. And whether it's a business whether it's a loved one, even in the form of the death like in the case of a you ballets salon, sometimes Allah knows that this was definitely better for us. If we were patient. If we are convinced if we become closer to Allah as a result of the loss that we suffered, it was definitely a gift from Allah.
And as for what we've lost, it always belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala so we don't get distant from Allah, but rather we get closer to Allah continue making dua keep on supplicating keep on worshiping, keep on remembering Allah with various disobeys and various ways of remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala declared his praise His greatness, and you will see the reward will be brilliant. The reward will be brilliant and Allah subhanho wa Taala will open the doors in the dunya and the archaea. So May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every one of us, my brothers and sisters, this is a you ballet is Salatu was Salam. We see how beautiful A u Bahn is salatu wa sallam. His art was Allah
returned his family to him. Allah subhanho wa Taala not only returned his family to him, but Allah subhanho wa Taala doubled it multiplied his health which was restored. In fact, his health was restored in such a way that he looked young again, and he was absolutely
overwhelmed by the way Allah subhanho wa Taala had blessed him. Sometimes we suffer health matters. Sometimes we suffer in our finances, we've lost loved ones, go and read the story of a new ballet salon. Look at how he called out to Allah call out to Allah using the same words and you will find that that's indeed the mercy of Allah. It's definitely the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now, I want to end off today's episode by making mention of a hadith that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has mentioned to us regarding the tests, you know, people are tested.
So, we're tested we call out to Allah.
In the hadith of Saudi Arabia because of the Allahu anhu narrated in Sudan, a TV movie and also reported by Mama Mama drama to Lai LA, he says he asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam or messenger as you should do Bella and
which of the people are tested the most, they have the most difficulty hardship and calamity. So he says, and
he says, the profits are tested the most. They go through the most difficulty through masala Hoon, and then the pious, the righteous, they go through many tests and difficulties
and then fall unfun and then those who are closest to them, and then those who are closer, which means the next and the next and the next in righteousness.
The more righteous you are, the more pious you are, the closer you are to Allah, Allah says, we will test you more, we will test you much more. And this is why people say, I've been doing good deeds. I've been reading my Salah, I've been dressed appropriately. I've been behaving myself, I've been trying to please Allah And look, my life is filled with difficulty. Well, that's a sign that what you're doing is right because the prophets of Salaam says go and study the lives of the prophets, whether it is Jesus May peace be upon him, Moses, may peace be upon him. Those that are, you know, the Jews and the Christians would stop at all with Mohammed Salah Salam or any of the other prophets
mentioned in the Old Testament or the Quran, or the scriptures. Look at every single one of them. They had great difficulty hardship, they were driven out of their homes, in a lot of cases. They had people after them. Some of them were actually killed. They were harmed, but they were the prophets of Allah. They were the closest to Allah. It goes to show that we are on earth for a purpose. And that purpose is to worship Allah. He's going to keep testing us you need to pass your test. So he says,
You tell us euteller Rasool Allah huseby Dini, a person is tested, according to his level of religiousness and closeness to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So if he is strong, he is going to have more tests when he's weak, the tests are weak as well. You know that he will not be tested in such a strong way. And then the Hadith of the Prophet of Islam ends by saying, When Maya Angelou Bella Bella Bella had young Shia lava hill or delay Salah he had the
difficulty and hardship continues to affect a worshipper of Allah until he treads the face of the earth and all his sins have been wiped out because of the subject that he has endured. So this is a very, very powerful Hadith May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding expiation of sins through the difficulty we're going through akula kolyada masala Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.