Mufti Menk – Supplications Series 2018 EP16

Mufti Menk
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the importance of the word "the" in the Bible and its relation to the culture of Islam. They emphasize the need for individuals to fulfill obligations and stay away from prohibitions to achieve their natural worth. The speakers emphasize the importance of being a leaders of theological society and call out to others to avoid causing harm. The speakers also emphasize the importance of praying for parents and being kind to their children, as it can lead to negative experiences.
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Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah while he was happy to mine, 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 and bless every one of us. Brothers and sisters, we're looking at the supplications or the two R's that are made mention of in Revelation and revelation is divided into two. You have the Quran and you have the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So within the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala has made mention of many of these do as we were speaking about

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the Dow or the supplication of Musa alayhis salam In the previous episode, and I'd like to make mention of

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the fact that the prophets of Allah, may peace be upon them all, they did not curse, they did not seek the destruction of people, until a point where they felt that they were totally belied then they sought the help of Allah using specific words. So it was not necessarily curse, but it may have been a duel of destruction. I'll give you an example of Musa alayhis salam. There was a point where he told Allah subhanho wa Taala Oh Allah, you have given the pharaoh lots of wealth and he is using that wealth in order to distract and deviate. He's using it to oppress and to do wrong to turn people away. So Oh Allah, I'm asking you to extinguish that wealth of his or banner Tony sila I'm

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Oh my hub. Oh my Rob musala. He sent me saying it to miss Allah, Amalia him, switch off or turn off or extinguish or eradicate the wealth of this, their wealth because they were using that wealth for evil was due to Allah kulu be him and

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tighten their heart, tighten their hearts. The reason why tighten their hearts is because they're not accepting it. Now their hearts will be tightened and they will deserve the punishment because they are not going to believe until they see that punishment. That's what he says follow, you know, heart, Tyra will adapt, but they are not going to believe until they see that punishment. So Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of this. And one very interesting factor is that these do ours are made mention of as a warning for us to say that when we harm people, they may decide to pray for our goodness, they may decide to pray that we soften our hearts. But there comes a point when they give

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up too.

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And when they give up what will happen is they start praying against us and I remember saying in one of the episodes in Turkey that loom for in hula Isa bunnahabhain Allah hijab it's a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam be fearful of the dua, the supplication made against you by the one whom you have wronged for Indeed, there is no barrier between that supplication and Allah subhanho wa Taala so this was a beautiful example of masala is Salatu was Salam do

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I want to move on to another do that? Definitely we learn from the Quran where Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of the pious worship is known as a backdoor ramen, a backdoor ramen in Surah Al Furqan, Allah subhanho wa Taala towards the end describes the true worshipers of the Most Merciful and the description is very lengthy. I've spoken about it in the past, and I'm sure many others have also spoken about it because it is a part of the Quran and definitely lessons from Allah subhanho wa Taala but there are two supplications that have been mentioned that these true worshipers of Allah otter Li see these to us the one that is made mention of Rob banners three fan

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our Abba,

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Daddy divert away from us the punishment of Hellfire For indeed that punishment is filled with torment, with with pain with a harm

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It is very, very severe, very dangerous, etc, etc. So, when we are true worshipers of the Almighty we have hope in the mercy of Allah.

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We will also fear the punishment of Allah. Because when we fear the punishment of Allah it leads us to doing deeds that will protect us from that fire from abstaining from deeds that would have got us into the fire or into the Wrath of Allah subhanho wa Taala and supplicating calling out to Allah constantly Oh Allah save me from the fire. It's very important that we call out to Allah using these words are by Nasri fun by Jehan in Baja Cannavaro

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What beautiful.

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And we call out to Allah subhanho wa Taala you see people into Jenna, either because they worked to stay away from jahannam or they worked to intergender or they worked out of the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala. May we fall into any one of those categories, the highest being the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So that is a dua that Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of in Surah Al Furqan, towards the end, where the true believers asked Allah always to protect them from Hellfire because that Hellfire is definitely very, very severe, serious and very painful.

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We then look at another, made by the same, the same worshipers of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it is, this time connected to family members connected to progeny because the true worshipers of Allah subhanho wa Taala are always concerned about others as well, not just themselves, Mashallah I've seen the light for example, I'm guided, I still continue to ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah has guidance. This is what a person would think. This is what a worshipper of Allah would think I if you worship Allah alone, and you try your best to fulfill your obligations to stay away from prohibitions, you should want the same for those who are closest to you, starting with your family

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members, and then the circles that you interact with and so on. So, the dua that is made, is made mention of here in pseudocode, for con again,

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where Allah subhanho wa Taala says,

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When levina yaku Luna which means those true worshipers of man, the true worshipers of Allah Who is the most merciful, they are the ones who say, or bana habarana mean as wodgina.

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Tina, What are you watching?

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our up, grant us,

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from our spouses and our offspring with Luria Tina, meaning our offspring, not just your children, but the children's children and so on. kurata our union, the coolness of our eyes, grant us the coolness of our eyes, through our children, our spouses, our family members, would you live in an environment and make us the leaders of the righteous? So you are working towards earning this righteousness of being righteous? becoming a leader of the righteous, becoming a leader of the righteous? You see, you just have to try. You just have to keep on obeying Allah's instruction. Allah is the one who grants you success. There is no need to fight with someone else. When you want

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to be a leader. No, in the case of being a leader in righteousness, there is no war with another person. But rather there is a sacrifice and a struggle between you and Allah. You are sacrificing and struggling for the sake of Allah, you are trying your best to please Allah, you are not trying to do someone else down, you are not trying to attack someone else, you will not achieve anything by

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putting someone else down, but rather you will achieve a lot by earning the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala Yes, if people are doing something wrong, you might want to teach in a positive way. You might want to reach out to them or to convey the message to others to save themselves from that type of behavior or from that understanding, but we don't need to attack others in a derogatory way, negative way vulgar, abusive, etc. Because being a leader of the righteous, it's not just one person.

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A whole nation could be leaders of the righteous. We are leading our family members in goodness as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says could look camera in or could look homeschooling, Araya t each one of you, every one of you is a shepherd and each one of you is responsible for his flock and he goes on to explain that even in the family. You know, the father is

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Shepherd, he has a role to play and he is responsible for his flock so this is the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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a quick translation of it once again oh my Arab robina Omar Arab grant me from grant me the coolness of our eyes of my eyes through my family and my children, my offspring and make me a leader of the righteous or make us leaders of the righteous or banner habarana I mean as wodgina Tina kurata Yun Jana limit, Akina Mama, very interestingly, this dr can be repeated, even if you don't have offspring, even if you're not married, because obviously it would mean if Allah accepted from you, he would bless you with a spouse who's going to be the coolness of your eyes, and inshallah children who will be the coolness of your eyes. So it doesn't mean that only if I have a spouse and children,

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then I use these words to call out to Allah, but rather you call out to Allah from a young age using these words, and they will definitely open the doors of goodness by the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Similarly, a person who is having difficulty hardship problems in their married life or with their children, some children might be difficult etc. Together with trying to find solutions to the problems you are facing, it would be advisable to call out to Allah and words of this nature are really helpful, because they are words that Allah says the pious, those who are conscious of Allah, those who are the true worshipers of the Most Merciful, calling on the mercy of Allah would actually use to call out to Allah. So this drug goes far and wide in solving our problems and in giving us the mercy that we are searching for, from Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And this is why Allah says, After making mention of all these qualities of the people who are true worshipers of Allah, they call out to Allah to save them from hellfire. They seek forgiveness from sin that they may have committed, they're concerned about the generations to come because part of the plan of Allah subhanho wa Taala is a duty or the duty of every individual is to pass the baton, you know, you have a man, it's not good enough to keep it to yourself. You have to give it to others and you give it to your children Subhana Allah, your family members, that is the minimum that is the minimum. So then Allah says, Allah, can you judge

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Fattah Bhima

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Kona v ha Hee

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masala Holly Dena fee nephin.

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Amazing verse, Allah says those are the ones who will be granted who will be granted the reward of alpha algorfa is a special place in paradise for those who were concerned with what Allah has made mention of and the concern includes being concerned about your family members and your children and praying for them and working hard with them. Spending time with them being dedicated, trying your best to make them understand their duty unto Allah remembering that we may not succeed always look, they were prophets of Allah, such as the Prophet Muhammad is Salaam and the others. They had children and family members Luke alayhis salaam, his wife, the prophet SAW Selim, his uncle and so

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on. They are examples of people who are from the family members or broader families who did not accept the message. But the trial was there the two hours there, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam prayed for them to be guided and so did the others. They prayed to be guided Mohali Salaam prayed for his son to be guided as well. But Allah says no, we chose not to guide that particular child. So we try our best where the children have grown up as adults. There is a point that we may not be able to do much but we've handed the baton prior to that hopefully, it's not good enough to you know, be engaged in sin and be engrossed in that which displeases Allah until your child begins to displease

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Allah to and then you say, oh, what has happened here, you know, it may be too late by that time, may Allah subhanho wa Taala not let that happen to us. So this is why Allah says those who have born patience, those who have been patient and those who have tried hard, Allah says they will have a lot of fun, the special place in general because of that patience, and they will be greeted with Salaam they will be greeted and welcomed with peace. You know the peace is the greeting in the dunya in this world as well as in the hereafter. And so, Allah says Holly Deen they will dwell there in forever and ever. May Allah Subhana Allah to Allah grant us all goodness and generous.

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nettleford those, we move on to yet another supplication a beautiful supplication. That is a very, very important topic also connected to family members, brothers and sisters, you want the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. You must make sure that your relationship with your parents is good. If you want the mercy of Allah, if you want a lot to answer your to us, if you want goodness in this world, you must make sure that you are kind to your parents. Some people might say, Well, my parents are very bad people, they

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asked me to sin, they stopped me from obeying Allah instruction. All of that should not stop you from being kind to your parents, you must be kind, this kindness is something you don't have to compromise, no matter what they're doing. Allah subhanho wa Taala did not speak about obedience, when it comes to the disobedience of Allah, because obedience is for Allah, but kindness and you know, to listen to them in that which they are reasonable, that which they have not gone beyond the limits of Allah subhanho wa Taala is part of that kindness inshallah. So, in order for us to understand that the duty upon us is to be kind to our parents, and its reasoning, we need to go back

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to creation, Allah created men, and in order to reproduce Allah subhanho wa Taala used a system, and that is the parenthood where we will have parents and the parents have had children, we are the children. So we look up to those whom Allah chose, as the creator, to be parents of those whom he has brought onto the earth, meaning us. So this is why there is so much of importance given to parents.

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A lot of people who are bad to their parents, they hurt their parents, physically, or sometimes they are unkind to their parents, they taste the punishment of it in this world and the next. And this is why when a parent actually curses the child or makes a duet supplicates against his or her own child, there are two conditions.

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One is if the child has deserved, that, that doula or that supplication against the child because they were evil. In that case, it's very dangerous because that prayer would be accepted. You know, when a parent makes dua for a child supplicates for a child to Allah, a lot of the times that Dwayne is accepted, especially if it is deserved, if it is deserved, it is accepted. So rather than make good to ask my beloved parents out there who are listening to me, when your children have done something wrong, be careful. Don't make a bad dua, make a dua that Allah soften their hearts, Allah, bring them back Allah guide them, Allah make them kind, Allah subhanho wa Taala, bless them, etc,

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etc, even when they have done something bad. But if you were to use the DA and to curse them, and to make dua for their destruction, they might turn back to Allah and you know what they might suffer as a result of your da. However, the second type of

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the second category is the curse that the parents make against the children when the children do not deserve that curse. That curse rebounds back to the parents remember this? It's very dangerous. So this is why don't just curse, that curse might come back to you with a lot of harm and destruction.

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We have a lot of parents who say, may Allah destroy my child, you know, he's been so bad and I don't want to see him again. May Allah destroy him and curse him. And people say you will always see suffering in your life and you will always be the odd one out and you will always be the one who is you know, you will see what Allah will do with you he's going to fix you is going to destroy you and so on. If your child was innocent in what you are arguing with them about, and if you were the guilty one, actually, the harm of that curse will come back to you. Well, I hate to say, Lee, you know, the evil plot does not come and catch anyone besides he who deserves it. So who deserves it,

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when you are cursing someone? It's evil, that evil. If it's deserved by you, it's going to come back to you. It's going to haunt you. So be careful. There are many children out there who complained to us that our parents are being unreasonable, they're cursing us. Don't curse your children. Don't curse your children. While we are spending a moment today speaking about how important it is for us to pray for our parents. We would be failing in our duty if we did not remind the parents to be good and kind to their children as well be reasonable. These children actually belong to Allah but they were given to you temporarily by Allah subhanho wa Taala. In order to see whether you do what Allah

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wants with your children, or you're doing what your whims and fancies want in transgression, of the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala against your own children. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness. So Allah speaks about in Surah Allah Half Men, and Allah says we created men and we enjoy

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We asked him, we requested him to be kind to his parents. While I was signing Santa BYD Danny Santa. Indeed Allah has instructed mankind to be kind to his parents, man to be kind to his parents, male and female, both included hemella mukuru.

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His mother carried him during the gestation period with great difficulty and gave birth to him in even greater difficulty. Amazing. So whether your mothers are Muslim or a non Muslim, whether the mother is obedient or transgressing the command of Allah, kindness is something that you have no excuse regarding, you must be kind.

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You might ask why? Well, Allah has given you the reason because your mother has given birth to you, your mother has carried you for nine months, your mother has struggled and suffered to give birth to you. It was a near death experience. In the case of the majority, my brothers and sisters, we have to honor our mothers, respect them for the fact that they took care of us right at the beginning, there is an exception. And the exception is, if your mother has been so evil as to what to dump you to kill you to hurt you to bury you alive. You have the permission to distance yourself from that type of a mother or father. If your father has abused, you tries to abuse you molested sexually,

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whatever else it may be. In that case, you have the right to be distant from that particular father because the relationship has become such that we need to protect ourselves. Try not to be better, although it's very difficult. We're human kind, but do not have something known as reverse oppression, reverse oppression they did wrong. It doesn't justify you to do wrong to them. You may want to stay away, you may want to go very far you may want to have to, you may want to have very little to do with them or nothing at all, depending on how bad the crime was. And that does not justify any misbehavior. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness. So Allah is saying your

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mother took care of you they she gave birth to you. So your mother is more deserving of your kindness than anyone else. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked man, I happen to be his niece of Betty Who is the most deserving of the of my kind companionship from the people. He says omak your mother so then he was asked again Okay, who next you know who else is more deserving of my kind companionship. Remember, the term here is not obedience. It's kindness, kindness and obedience, huge difference, although part of kindness is to obey in that which is reasonable. So he says your mother, that was the second time then he said okay, the question says, so who next say he says,

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Well, your mother a third time. And then the fourth time he says well who after that he says your father Subhana Allah all the dads out there, myself included. Wow. You know, the kindness we have been instructed Firstly, about our own mothers, those of us whose mothers are alive May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who fulfill their rights before they pass away. There is a hadith that says that, you know, destruction be upon a person who has had the opportunity to serve one or both of his parents or hers in old age, and that has not resulted in them entering Jenna Subhana Allah, which means they haven't served them and they didn't enter gender as a result of

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serving their parents. It goes to show that when you serve your parents, you actually attain genital for those, you would actually get paradise so it's not going to be easy. This Hadith the Prophet sallallaahu salam speaks about being kind to your mother.

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Three times more than your father but that does not mean you have the right to be unkind to your father. I guess the mothers have, you know, a soft spot. And emotionally they're very, very soft compared to the fathers out there. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant His goodness, we will continue in the next episode. And until then, I say Apollo kolyada was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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