Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2018
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happy his main All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household, his companions, may Allah bless them all and bless every one of us, grant us goodness, grant us ease. And may Allah Subhana Allah, Allah have mercy upon our offspring, those to come right up to the end. Brothers and sisters, we're talking of supplications from Revelation and I want to make mention of a powerful supplication in Surah, Allah imraan that Allah makes mention of people who fought with the Prophet
peace be upon him against the enemy, and they made a specific draft or the prophets of Allah against their enemies. And they made a specific to App Allah says, You know what, we gave them the goodness of this world as well as the next. And Allah says, I love those who do good. So what is that supplication or a banner? villanelle No banner is seraphina fee Amina was a bit awkward.
Gavin, what a powerful Oh our up, forgive our sins, and forgive our excessiveness in our affair. You know, if we have gone wrong, if we have done something is slough is normally connected to that which is excessive.
Here we're asking for forgiveness for that which was excessive in our affairs, and, you know, strengthen our feet, make them firm, make firm our feet and that is generally connected to not giving up help us not to give up a bit akadama you're asking Allah saying, Oh Allah helped me to remain firm so I don't give up you know, it's easy to give up. Sometimes when Allah tests you with challenges, things happen. we endure for a year for a while then we give up the doula is worth a bit akadama or Allah strengthen our feet, you know, grant him the proper position unshakable a bit but we're talking of making it fun. So, this job robina villaneuva forgive our sins. That's the first
thing always. And what is that often the emelina and the excessiveness whatever what our faults in this affair of ours in the in this matter of hours with a bit akadama Anna wants to call me Catherine and make firm our feet and grant us victory over the disbelievers. Allah says, For whom long, dunia has not been asking Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala says we gave them the reward of this world and the best of the Hereafter, in terms of reward, and indeed Allah loves those who believe. So my brothers and sisters, that's also a beautiful supplication that we should be adding to our list of applications that we should be calling out to Allah subhanho wa Taala with I think a lot of
us have so many challenges so many problems people we consider jealous, envious, etc. People who might have harmed us who may intend to harm us. It's interesting to seek the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then my brothers and sisters, there is another powerful also in Surah Al Imran way towards the end Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the creation of the heavens and the earth and how important it is to ponder over the creation and to say to Allah subhanho wa Taala oh my lord, you have not created all of this in vain. So it is an act of worship to look at the creation of Allah when you see nature. When you see the creatures of Allah, the sun, the moon, the stars, the skies,
the plants, the different types of creatures, the seed you know, the water, everything you need to ponder over it even within yourself. You need to ponder over what Allah has blessed you with, you know the eyesight, we have everything we have a gift of Allah. If you ponder over it, you realize the greatness of Allah. So to declare the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala you would be achieving closeness to Allah Subhana Allah Kota hada about Allah Subhana kasatkina
O Allah, you have not created all of this in vain without purpose. So therefore Oh Allah save us from the fire of the punishment. Sorry the punishment of the Fire, save us from the punishment of the Fire, the fire of the hereafter the grave, working under a banner, what a powerful mentioned by Allah subhanho wa Taala it's amazing because we're looking at the greatness of Allah and realizing how small we are how insignificant we are in comparison
into the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah, Allah, Allah, all of this is not created without purpose, you know for nothing just as a play just as a pastime No, all of this is massive creation of yours. Mahalo. Allah Subhana Glory be to You Allah, the glory is owned by you deserved by you, you are the owner of it. So Glory be unto you O Allah, fuckin Abner. So save us from adapt the punishment of the Fire. That's the beginning of these verses verse number 191.
of surah Allah Imran and then we have verse number
193 as well aware, we have a verse that Allah subhanho wa Taala says the people call out to Allah with those who truly ponder over the creation of Allah or banner in Sanjana Muna de una de Mani and Uber have become firemen
our coffee run as a Tina, whatever finance, or it's made up of an introduction, and then a question to a lot requests to Allah. The introduction is all my Arab, oh, our Arab and you know, the term Rob actually refers to the Creator, the one who's in absolute control, the one who provides the one who's cures and so on. So our up we have heard a caller calling out towards Eman towards belief to believe in Europe. So we believed, so we heard a caller calling out towards believing in us so we believed in you.
Therefore, wow. Therefore forgive us forgive our sins and expiate the sins that we've committed in Finland, banner, forgive our sins worker for undersea attina and our bad deeds, we want you to compensate, we want you to actually atone them for us. We want you to forgive us the bad deeds that we've done by replacing them. And Allah subhanho wa Taala then says that they would say what are phenomenal abrar and grant us death with the righteous or resurrect us with the righteous, you know, to be granted death and to be resurrected with the righteous. So when we die, let's die in a good condition with the right company with the right people. And when we are resurrected, let us be
resurrected in the good company with the right people. What a powerful draw. It shows how deep the thinking is. It shows how deep the man is. Brothers and sisters, when you call out to Allah, it's a reflection of your faith in Allah. It's a reflection of your conviction in Allah subhanho wa Taala you are convinced you have a powerful belief. You are worried about so many things of the future. Maybe worry is the wrong word. But you are concerned about the future.
concerned. When you have the concern, it makes you prepare for it so you start asking Allah you start working towards it. And you start calling out to Allah constantly Allah forgive me make it easy for me in my grave. Look at this. Oh Allah forgive us, grant us a good death and the good resurrection. And we are seeing thereafter robina atina ma Tana Allah Allah su de kawada to Xena Yahoo maluti in Ocala to live with me.
This is beautiful. Oh, Rob, grant us what you have promised us with your profits. Your profits told us certain things. We believed it. We believe it. We are convinced about it and granted to us. And Oh Allah.
Don't embarrass us on the Day of Judgment. We know Indeed, we believe we have faith that you do not go against your appointed time and your promise, we know that we have conviction. So this is the these are the verses of Surah Al Amnon 194, as well as 193.
From this, we learn that when the prophets came to promised us things, Allah will deliver the goods and he says you can ask me about it, you can question me, you can say Oh Allah, we heard the Prophet say this. We believed in it. The Prophet says whoever seeks forgiveness will be forgiven, we sought the forgiveness of Allah forgive us, we know that you won't break your promise. We know that when you have an appointed time, and something you've promised you're not going to falter at all. So this is conviction in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And Allah don't embarrass us on the Day of Judgment.
What is the embarrassment of the Day of Judgment? It is connected to exposing our deeds on the day of judgment in front of everyone for them to see what exactly we did and what we didn't. May Allah forgive us. You
Allah has covered us in this world he will cover us in the hereafter. But there is a way of achieving that cover. Learn to cover the mistakes of others. don't expose them in a derogatory way to try and insult to try and be little. If you'd like to correct someone, it doesn't mean you need to expose them. You need to talk to them, communicate with them, try your best to correct them in the most decent and reasonable way. The editors mindset that almost lemon satara hula hoops, Akira, whoever covers the faults of a believer Allah will cover their faults in this world and the next. So if you want to be exposed, it's quite simple. Just start exposing everyone else they will come when
you shall be exposed as well. That is something we don't want. So this is why we say what not to Xena, yo malkia Allah do not embarrass us or expose us disgrace us on the Day of Judgment. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the goodness that we are searching for. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed us with every form of cover when it comes to the sins that we have committed, and may we be from among those who have earned or sought the forgiveness and changed our lives. So my brothers and sisters,
we look at more of the supplications that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has taught us through the Koran that comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Here is mentioned of the People of the Book some of the rabbis according to some of Assyrian it speaks about the nagus of Abyssinia and Najafi where when jaffery Allahu anhu read verses of the Quran in front of him he cried. And he said a few things. So some of them of Assyrian say these verses were revealed regarding the Najafi and these are verses of surah Toma either verse number 83
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You saw the eyes fill up with tears because of the truth that they recognized in those verses. I want to pause. You and I am Muslim in how many of us cry when we hear the verses of Allah? question. Why? The answer is no, we don't. Why? Very rarely do we cry? Very rarely. Sometimes we cry at the melody. We don't know what it means. Sometimes we cry because the Imam is crying. We don't know what it means. How many of us are going to continue this way for 6070 years without ever having understood the meanings of the words of the Quran and that was your life.
We learnt the languages we spoke we went to school we learned how to read and write that would help us for a few years. I promise you we spent 6070 years on earth to prepare for the hereafter and we never ever made an effort to understand the words of the Quran. We kept on reciting them without understanding them. Yes, there is a great reward for recitation no doubt every letter you get 10 rewards but there is a similar reward for understanding the Quran. And Allah says in the Quran, Allah tada Barona.
Will they not consider deeply pondering over the verses of the Quran? Will they not ponder over the verses of the Quran? In another place in suicide? Allah subhanho wa Taala says
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this book or a book that is blessing that we have revealed in order for its verses to be pondered over deeply. That's the reason why Allah revealed the Book in order for each verses to be pondered over deeply. How many of us do that here is an A joshy he heard a few verses he started crying here is formidable hyperbole, Allahu anhu. He heard a few verses his whole life changed. Amazing. And here we are, we have the Quran, we are muslimeen we are making an effort to learn huge books in order to be able to lead the rest of a few years of this life. But we haven't learned the one book that existed with us from the time we were born, in the cases of those who are born Muslim. But
remember, it's our duty to make an effort to learn, understand, put into practice, ask questions, know how to respond. There are verses you know that you may know what is abrogation, what is the explanation what are the reasons of Revelation. This should be a part and parcel of your daily routine, my brothers and sisters and there is so much available online on your phones. There is so much available you no longer need to go far and wide in order
To learn the knowledge, you can actually enroll on some reliable academy site or something that is there. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and make us from those who understand. So that was a small diversion because it's absolutely important.
But we get back to the DA the DA have an A joshy and the likes those who were the priests of the Christian faith, Allah subhanho wa Taala says yaku Luna Bana
to Bana Masha Hedy they said, Oh, our ABA, we have believed Rabbana Amana, Allahu Akbar, they have said, Our ob, we have believed we have believed so right our name from amongst those who bore witness Subhana Allah right, our names from among those who bore witness, we have believed they heard the verses, they cried and they are saying Oh Allah, we've believed to write our name. Some people accept the fate of Islam, and they may not be able to announce it to everyone because of circumstances they are in. Sometimes it's family sometimes it's the community sometimes where you're living. It's not so easy sometimes to announce that you're a Muslim but Allah knows you know, so you
need to say, Amen afterburner Masha hidden, Allah we have believed so write our name from amongst those who have believed who have borne witness, may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who understand and realize I mean,
so my brothers and sisters, that is an A joshy and the likes the people who, from from the Christians who have learned the Quran or read it or heard about it and cried and believed in Allah subhanho wa Taala, they call out to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. So Allah says what he gave them in return. No, wow. They cried at the verses of Allah and they said, Oh Allah, we believe. If you cry the verses of Allah and you say, Oh Allah we've believed so writers from among those who bear witness, listen to what Allah gives you. For atharva como long Bhima con hujan de mi. T handle and how Holly Dean feeling hot water Annika jazz
masini in verse number 85 of the same Surah Surah Allah, Allah says, so we gave them a reward, because of what they said, for atharva home Allah be makhado we gave them a reward because of what they said what was the reward Jannat in the gardens of Paradise, they were granted entry into paradise gardens beneath which rivers were flowing forever and ever. And that is the recompense that is the reward that we give those who do good. Amazing how to utter words. Obviously, you need to be sincere. But to utter these words, your tongue bears witness your lips bear witness your faculties, bear witness your teeth, bear witness your voicebox bears witness, and everything bears witness that
you uttered the good words, and all you needed to do is make sure it was from your heart and the tears here prove that it's definitely sincere. So Allah says they they cried when they heard the revelation It was supposed to have impacted upon them and it did impact upon them. And then they said, Oh Allah, we love you so much we believe in you. Forgive us writers from among those who bear witness. And so Allah says, not only did we write them from among those who bear witness, but we wrote them from among those who are granted entry into paradise beneath which they are rivers flowing forever and ever. And that's the way we reward those who do good. And to inspire to do a
little bit of good my brothers and sisters in a beautiful season of this nature.
When we do good Subhan Allah the Almighty will indeed reward us wholesomely and handsomely and this is why there are other prayers that Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of also regarding others, and there is a lesson from every single prayer. Everyone's do out there is a lesson. Let's listen to this. The Prophet musala is Salatu was Salam.
When he was sent to his people, certain things happened. And it's amazing how we saw in the people who were who were the children of Jacob, the children of iacobelli is Salatu was Salam. They were instructed by Allah subhanho wa Taala through their messenger to do certain things. And from among the things they had to worship Allah alone protect themselves from worshipping the calf and so many other things. And they came a time when the repentance and the words of repentance came out. And Allah subhanho wa Taala
speaks about this repentance made by the people of Israel
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Have mercy on us and you do not forgive us. We will be from among the losers in the mayor Hamner buena, we have a Filipina and an akuna nominal hustling if you do not have mercy on us and if you do not forgive us, we will definitely be from among the losers. The true loss
is when you have not achieved the forgiveness of Allah, that is the true loss. Everything else is temporary. But the forgiveness of Allah is something we are going to need for eternity. And therefore, it's an absolutely important that we should be making. And this is why
when the magician's who were told by the pharaoh that they're about to be executed because they followed musala salaam or Moses May peace be upon him, and they did not stick with the Pharaoh. He threatened them. He warned them he told them, I'm going to penalize you. He ended up punishing them he ended up fulfilling what he did say. But what did they say they were about to be executed.
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robina a free ralina soberano matava fan, Muslim me in amazing. These magicians, they made a prostration to Allah, the pharaoh tells them we're going to execute you they say look, we still believe in Allah, it's not going to change us. We know magic, we know what it's all about what this man's come with is not magic. It is actually from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So, they say oh our pour upon us patience and grant us death with the submitters with the Muslim in grant us death with the submitters and even resurrect us with the submitted SubhanAllah.
So, imagine these people are about to be executed and they are saying Oh Allah,
let us have patience, Allah poor patience upon us. And they will not stroke you know, they will not Muslims for a long period of time they will new Muslims, they will literally what we would term revert reverted moments ago. And the pharaoh is threatening them, Hey, I'm going to I'm going to execute you. They say Well, whatever you're going to do is temporary. We're not giving up and then they said Oh Allah pour on us patience, we desperately need the patience, the perseverance, the strength right now. Rabbana, Afro Latina, sovereign, whatever find a Muslim in
this for me is huge inspiration, huge inspiration. You know people who want to do the right thing whether it is
deciding to dress more appropriately, whether it is deciding to fulfill your Salah From today onwards, whether it is deciding to engage in the obedience of Allah not doing anything haram anymore. Quitting for example, bad habits, whether it's clubbing, whether it's gambling, whether it's intoxicants, whether it's some form of abomination, when we decide to give up a lot of the times we get pressure from who, the pharaohs around us. They threaten us in different ways. Sometimes our own parents, sometimes our family members, they become Pharaohs, Pharaohs around us. And they tend to put pressure on us to go back to our old ways and go further away from Allah.
These revert who are brand new Muslims, Allah loves them so much that he mentioned their story in the Quran in many places. Imagine if allowed to mention your name my name once? I think it would be That's it, you know?
So for a lot to mention their story in such a positive light. It's definitely a sign of the love of Allah because they endured for the sake of Allah What are you going to endure for the sake of Allah? Yes, we talk about supplications but that's application needs to be realistic. Oh Allah, I asked you to grant me the strength. Oh Allah grant me the strength and you need to be serious about it and you need to want it many of us say Allah give me some, but we're not really looking for that sub. May Allah make us from among those who are genuine and sincere. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from among those whom whenever we call out to Him, He listens. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless you
all. akuto kolyada was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.