Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2018
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Salam alaykum. warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Abdullah he was truly Muhammad Allah Allah He was happy when we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household, his companions, we ask Allah to bless them all to bless every one of us to grant us goodness, and to have mercy on every one of us. I mean, my brothers and sisters, the Prophet Musa alayhis salam or Moses May peace be upon him called out to Allah many times during his life. Some of these are mentioned by Allah subhanho wa Taala. In the Quran, some of them are mentioned by Muhammad
sallallahu alayhi wasallam in the Hadith, we went through one of the two hours or two of them when he had arrived in Meridian In the previous episode, and today, I'd like to go through another of the beautiful two hours of Musa alayhis salam that is so powerful that every one of us actually needs throughout our lives. It is a dua mentioned in Surah Taha, a supplication mentioned in the chapter known as baja in the Quran, verse number 25. Allah says, Allah rubbish. Li solidary ysc li Emery
Lisa Neff Coney. The term Carla at the beginning in Arabic means he said so if you were to use these words to call out to Allah with you need to drop the Allah so it is rubbish rally sadri were silly. emri melissani of Coca Cola What is the meaning of it? It means Oh my Rob
Lee sadly you know make clear for me my chest. So make clear for me my chest. Let me be confident we are silly Emery and make my affair easy for me. Why? data mainly Sunny, and untie the knot on my tongue. You have only so that they can understand what I say. My statement. What a powerful dua it has got to do with anything that you're doing. You want the confidence. Rubbish rally sorry, were Silly me. You weren't allowed to make the affair easy. Rubbish rally sorry, were silly. Emily, you want to be eloquent? You want to be able to come across in a way that the people can understand what you're saying? wailuku datamine lasagna Coco Lee Ola, untie the knot. Now Musa alayhis salam had
literally a knot it used to. or It is reported that he had a stammer a little bit of a stutter. And he made a dua to Allah Oh Allah, you are sending me to the Pharaoh, I need to talk to him. You are asking me to convey your message. I need your help because I stutter. My brothers and sisters I want to draw your attention to something amazing miracle. In most cases of those who stutter when they're reading the Quran, there is no stutter. It's just amazing. It's a miracle of Allah subhanho wa Taala in most cases, in some cases still happens. But those who struggle speaking sometimes and they happen to stammer, stutter etc. They have a problem with, you know, saying the first word the first
few words when it comes to the Quran the Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen rukmani rahmanir rahim you would never imagine that this person has a problem speaking. That's a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because it's the message of Allah. It's the words of Allah, especially when you understand the Arabic language but even for those who don't. So when you're speaking with the words of Allah, Allah makes it easier for you to convey the message because that message belongs to the owner of creation. So panela this is Musa alayhis salam. What did he say to Allah Oh Allah, you sending me to the pharaoh? Well, I want you to, you know, clear my chest. And
like I said, clearing the chest here would refer to many things, but it refers to confidence. It refers to something we all need, you know, I don't want to be nervous. I just want to have a clear chest I know and so on. And I want you to make this affair easy for me a fair meaning what you've tasked me with the this thing I want you to make it easy for me. This do all my brothers and sisters you can apply it and use it in nearly everything that you are doing. You start off your lecture, you can read the do app, you will want to start off something at work you read the app, you want to start off you speaking to someone you read the data, you have something to do you read the data, you
have a task you read the rubbish rally sadly, while you're silly Emery wailuku data melissani Yahoo. Kohli and Allah gave that to him. Allah subhanho wa Taala gave it to him But there is another
Part of the doodad that we may not call out to or we may not be calling out to Allah with because we don't have a brother called Harun, but I want to show you Musashi Salaam who had a brother called Harun. By the way I do have a brother called heroine Mashallah Baraka Allah. But what I make mention of here is
Allah, Allah says that Musa alayhis salam called out to him even beyond that, he says, what your alley was here on Main alley, you know, let me have someone with me, from my family who can assist me Haruna he my brother Harun, send him with me, you know, you're asking me to do something. But let me draw the help of my brother Harun tasked him as well with me, who should be as real actually Kofi Emery, you know, and let him
you Oh Allah, strengthen me through him being with me and let him come and take part in this affair of mine so that we can both declare your greatness and glorify you and remember you a lot for indeed you are watching what we are going through and you know, after that what Allah says, and this is something that brings tears to the eyes again,
Karla cada uno de Luca Moosa wala cada Mannan la cama Ratan.
He says oh Moosa, we have given you what you've asked amazing This was almost instant with Mashallah salami saying Oh Allah, open my, my, my chest in the sense that you know, clear my chest, make it easy for me, untie the knot and send my brother with me so that we can do this thing here together. And Alice's okay that's given anything else? Subhan Allah Subhana Allah, Allah says, okay, that's given outta luck, whatever you've asked for me, from me, I've given it to. That's what Allah saying. And the last thing we have bestowed upon you favours. This is not the first favor of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon Musa alayhis salam. So Allah is saying, We've bestowed upon you the favors, how many
favors have We bestowed upon you, every one of us we need to ask ourselves, the favors of Allah that He has bestowed upon us, what are they? How many are they they are millions, billions, countless, it is part of faith and conviction to consider and to think about what Allah has given you and favored you with and to search for it hunted find it and thank Allah for each thing, as many things as you can, that's a way that you will achieve increase because Allah says the
Shackleton as Eden nakum if you're going to show gratitude to Allah, He will definitely grant you increase. So to show gratitude, search for the gifts, thank Allah for them. And you will see what Allah subhanho wa Taala will do for you. So this was a beautiful app that Musa alayhis salam made. When he went to the pharaoh he spoke so eloquently, I think the pharaoh Subhana Allah was thrown off his feet. And this is why he felt threatened by Musa alayhis salam May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all and guide us in every single way. I want to go through more of the Tao of Musa alayhis salaam, this beautiful prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
He struggled also at the hands of his own people who are ill. So when it comes to benissa L. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that they
did not obey every instruction of Musa alayhis salam, they always cross questioned Him, they always asked him more, and so on.
But Musa alayhis salam sought the protection of Allah from the pharaoh many times using different words. Some of these words specifically mentioned the pharaoh In which case, we wouldn't be able to use that exact douar because it makes mention of the Pharaoh. But where the word Pharaoh is not in the vessel in the dugout, and it's a broader do app, we may use the dua, that supplication if we have a similar situation where we need the protection from a tyrant from someone who's bad from someone who intends to harm us. Listen to what Musa alayhis salam says, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about it in Surah Rafi verse number 27. While Carla moves
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in need of do I seek the protection in my robe in my Lord and your Lord, I seek that protection in our Lord mine and yours we have the same Lord the same maker. I seek protection in him from every arrogant person 40 person who doesn't believe in the reckoning the day of reckoning. So two qualities, a person who doesn't believe in the day of reckoning but
They're not haughty. They're not arrogant, and so on. Here musallam is saying, the one who doesn't believe and he is arrogant. He's proud, proud, to the degree that he belittles everyone. He's harming us. He's causing damage. He's trying to cause damage. He's saying, I am seeking the protection of my Lord and your Lord from people who are arrogant and don't believe in the day, don't believe in the day of accounting the Day of Resurrection. So there's no harm in seeking this protection. In fact, it's healthy in Neal to bear up before becoming Kalamata kabiri. Now Yo, Yo, man, hey, sup, this is May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it for us, such that we are protected from
those who are arrogant, haughty, you know, those who don't believe in fact, Subhana Allah, they are other to us, that we will learn from the time of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam when we get to those episodes, where we will be covering the death of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and that's going to take up the largest chunk of our series Alhamdulillah. But I promise you, there are so many powerful to ask that we would feel
that it was tailor made for all of us, because you see the tests of Allah are quite similar in the lives of everyone, the magnitude of the test might be different, but people are tested in a similar way. These are the same tests. You see, I want to draw your attention to something very interesting, my beloved brothers and sisters, especially the younger ones.
When we have examinations,
all levels, a levels you can whatever other examinations in South Africa, they call it the matriculants exams, the metric exams,
whatever it is, people will tell you generally, if you want to pass, there is a secret. Oh, wow. So what's that secret? Pass papers? Wow, have you heard that? Pass papers, do as many pass papers as you can of geography, get them from the year 2000. Right up to 20 1818, pass papers, 2019 2020 whatever the year is, do 20 Pass papers and June and November, June and November in the case of all levels, okay? Or a levels? They'll tell you do pass papers you never go wrong. And then you You know what, when you've done all those past papers, the chances are as you're sitting with your examination, oh, wow, this is a small change in the question, but it's appeared somewhere. Because
those examiners need to ask you about a specific syllabus, right? That syllabus is contained, right. So the questions they're going to ask you if you've covered so many years of past papers, you've covered the syllabus. And it might be a slight difference in wording a small difference in angle if it's mathematics difference in the numbers, but the gist of the question is the same and you say wow, I did this just now this morning. I did it and use happy smiling you know, the examiner, the invigilator might think you're cheating. Can I tell you the example I'm giving you with Allah subhanho wa Taala he has given us all the past papers we need to pass our exam. These are past
papers. He's telling us about the prophets. He says Look, he they had issues, they had problems. This is how they dealt with them. Your problems are smaller than this. Do you have the time to go through these past papers if you do good luck to you, you're going to pass them. If you don't bad luck, you're going to struggle, you might fail come back to repeat your exam, you fail again, come back to repeat your exam until you've done enough papers that are current that you wrote and failed and you got the experience and you came back. This is a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala so my brothers and sisters, it's a beautiful way of looking at things that Allah subhanho wa Taala bestows
favor upon us by telling us what happened to others. And this is why the Hadith of the prophets of Salaam he always speaks about how important it is to look at those who have less than you so that you can appreciate what you have musala is Salatu was Salam is seeking the protection in Allah from the pride and the haughtiness of those who are haughty and the wrongdoers etc, etc. And Allah subhanho wa Taala gave that to him.
Now, there is another do that to musala his Salatu was Salam has made and this is to do with the seeking of forgiveness for himself and his people. When he says
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Wi Fi in Surah verse number 155 He says, Oh Allah, you are our protector. So forgive us and have mercy on us, for you are the best of those who forgive you or the best of those who forgive. So he's seeking the forgiveness of Allah. We also need to seek the forgiveness of Allah. In another verse, Allah says that Musa alayhis salaam said, Rob bill fearing me when he asked me what are the
The auto hammer raw Hemi in verse number 151 of pseudo to Earth. Oh my rub. Forgive me
My brother and enter us into your mercy for indeed you are the Most Merciful of those who have mercy or hamara, Haman and the hieroglyph Even you are the best of those who forgives. Look at how one is. Allah is Forgiving, that is quality. Right? His names are based also on forgiveness.
But to say you are the best of those who have mercy, you are the Most Merciful of those who have mercy You are the best of those who forgive. These are qualities, their praise, Allah, we all have to praise Allah, Oh Allah, you are the best. There is no one. No one better than you. Oh Allah, there are people who forgive you are the best, you are the most forgiving of those who forgive.
You are the Most Merciful of those who have mercy and mercy on me. Oh Allah, have mercy on me and my brother. So what what lesson I want to draw from this is Luke, he's asking not just for himself in one day, he says to me, Well, he actually forgive me and my brother. Let's make dua for our family members. In an in this other verse, he says,
oh, Allah forgive me and my people, forgive all of us. It's not just me. So this goes to show that you know, we're concerned about the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Not just for us.
But for all those around us. And this is why Allah says Mashallah Salaam continues he says work to bolena he had the dunya Hashanah wharfing Atilla t in Houdini, la
da is as follows work to blend AFI Javi dunya. Asana 10, waffle Allah, O Allah, right for us, goodness in this world and the next. That's the dua work to bolena v has he dunya Hassan.
Kira, Oh Allah right for us decreed for us goodness in this world and the next that stops there. Right in now, whodunit. ilica, is separate from the dua. So this is an amazing wording because it was 1000s of years prior to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And the man is making the same to add that is mentioned in the Koran, and it's something we are asked to call out to Allah with. And I'm mentioning that in a moment, but it means Oh Allah, we want to goodnesses in this world and in the next I believe that there is another world to come. So I don't want you to solve my problems only for this world. But I want you to resolve my matters for this world and for the next, both of
them. This is powerful because it shows that you believe in the hereafter it shows that you're concerned about the hereafter. So now let's fast forward to Muhammad Salallahu Salam Stein Surah Al Baqarah, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about it verse number 202 101, where he says
wamena Simoni aku Laura bana attina dunya Rama Whoville not even holla he's speaking about Hajj, and the people who make dua it must deliver and the people who are making dua during the season of Hajj and he says,
These people are saying or from among the people there are those who say, Oh Allah grant us in the dunya in this world, and they have no portion of the Hereafter, nothing. So they forget to ask about the hereafter. The supplications from Revelation teach us that we should not just be asking about goodness of this world, and then leave no portion for the hereafter. But to balance the to be conscious always of the fact that while you're asking Allah for some goodness here, you need to ask him for goodness of the hereafter as well. So Allah says from among the people there are some they don't know what they're doing. They're only asking Allah Oh, Allah helped me Give me a job grant me
a spouse give me wealth, give me health give me good offspring give me a beautiful house, a beautiful car, a beautiful, this beautiful that grant me you know, whatever else in terms of the world and they forget to say Oh ALLAH forgive me, Grant me paradise make it easy for me in my grave, and so on.
So the very next verse, Allah speaks about the ideal, Allah says,
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de hacer una joaquina agha been Ola gala home na si boom.
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from among the people are those who say oh our up grantors goodness in this world and the next and save us from the punishment of the grave. Okinawa banagher save us from the punishment of the grave Allah says those are the ones who will achieve a portion of what they have earned.
So this is a beautiful draft.
Why it's divided into three, two of them regarding the hereafter and the one portion regarding this world Subhanallah if you're dividing this into three robina attina dunya Hasina will Akira Hasina joaquina de na, O Allah grant us goodness in this world, grant has goodness in the hereafter and save us from the punishment of the grave, you would realize these two are connected to the hereafter. And this one here is connected to this world. It goes to show the true believers are more concerned about the hereafter than they are about this particular worldly life. So I would like Jenna you would like Jenna we would all like paradise. But in the interim, we need a few things here
we will endure the richest of people have problems the poorest of people have problems that the most handsome and pretty of people have problems. The most healthy of people have problems these issues shall remain when you get to the hereafter. Normal problems, why? You believed us you sought Allah, you did the right thing and you entered Allah's mercy.
But if you did not do the right thing in this world, then the problems will begin in the hereafter. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep a beautiful understanding. This is why this has brought together so much of goodness robina artina dunya Santa Clara de hacer una tokina de na, you know, when we go to Mecca, Tomoko Rama, and we're doing the top of the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It's soon at a certain stage between the, the rock nemani and the Hydra asteroid, which is the last part. You see the Kaaba is like a box, right? Slightly rectangular, some say it's exactly square, but it's not exactly square. Its shape. Okay? The last part of it as your circumambulating The sun
is robina atina for dunya Hassan, Hassan joaquina de ba na. O Allah, Grant His goodness in this world, grant His goodness in the Hereafter, and save us from the punishment of the grave. The punishment of the grave if you are saved from it, what is to follow is going to be easier and lighter. If you're not saved from it, what is to follow is going to be worse. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah, grant us savior from the punishment of the hereafter. So today what we learned is, we don't just pray for ourselves, we pray for others as well.
We always look at the qualities of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we call him with the best of those names, you know, he is the best of those who have mercy, etc, etc. And also, when we call out to Allah, don't just call out for this world, but call out for the hereafter as well. Here is musala is Salatu was Salam. Imagine, he called out to Allah using similar words as Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam later on similar words as those that Allah tells us to use during the period of Hajj and not just during the period of Hajj. But these two hours should be with us every single day.
It's amazing how some of the Imams actually say even in the shadow, when we are sitting, and you know, we're finished with our Salawat upon the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. It's a it's a time to make do as we say Allahumma inni vollum to NFC lumen kathira Oh Allah, I have wronged myself in a great way while I have a little blue but in the end, and none forgives sins besides you from verily Mahavira tambien Indic. So forgive me a forgiveness from yourself. What harmony in nikka antilla for Rahim, and have mercy on me, for indeed you are the most forgiving, Most Merciful. Some of the scholars actually say you can add to that Rabbana atina for dunya Hashanah, what will occur
it hasn't gotten Okinawa banana, and some say you can actually replace it with that. All of that is beautiful because they're all taught to us by our pseudo last Allahu alayhi wa sallam, and these are seeking forgiveness seeking help. When you seek forgiveness, automatically you are asking for a good hereafter. So we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless every one of us, my brothers and sisters, I'm excited about the next episode by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We're going to go through these supplications from Revelation in order for us to all benefit until then aku lokali hada was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.